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  • Mood: Emotional
  • Listening to: m.o.v.e
  • Reading: The Wyatt Butterfly
  • Watching: SciShow
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: Strawberries
  • Drinking: Tea
Well, it's done. My old Blundstone boots have been binned. I'd hate to think how far I've walked in them over the last five years. I wore them for nearly every trip I went on at university, from their first road-test on an overnight stay in Breamlea in April '09 to my final teaching run in the Grampians in October '11.

I wore them at least weekly while with Conservation Volunteers in '12, but barely at all in '13. They got some final use this year at the Bendigo Animal Welfare and Community Services adoption-cattery and just about every shift I worked since starting my job.

I last wore them in early September '14. The first layer of rubber on the tread has completely worn away and exposed the softer coat underneath. $40 factory-seconds picked up from Aussie Disposals. I got a new pair of Blundstone 312s on Monday that have a similar shape.

Departing with my Blundstones are my New Balance 406s, passed on from a neighbour in November '09. They were already nearly treadless, but their insides were still soft and comfortable. Over the years, I noticed the sides splitting and the tread flattening, and I replaced them in August '12 with a pair of New Balance 624s. The 624s split apart in July '14, but I wore them almost as much as my old boots. I'm hanging onto those for now, even though I've already replaced them with another pair of 624s.

Two hole-riddled shirts have also crossed over: the blue Gorillaz tee I got in February '03 for my 15th birthday, and the Red vs. Blue Sarge 51 shirt I picked up in January '07. While the former I only started wearing again in December '10, the latter was heartbreaking to part with. I wore it at least three times a week in the first year, and became known to some of my Bendigo Senior friends as "Sarge" that year. That's why I use the number 51 in most of my online account names, and that's why much of my camping gear has a 51 on it somewhere.

I've removed some flannel shirts from my wardrobe, but have kept the red one I picked up the same day as my (long-departed) Hard Yakka pants and my original Blundstone boots. I plan to tackle my baseball cap collection soon, as I've got five or six I wear, and fifty I don't.


Vega Strypes
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I love writing. I love drawing. I love reading. I love hearing stories. I love looking at art. I love playing games. I love other worlds and learning about them.

I've been writing since I was twelve, and drawing since I was fifteen. I have been roleplaying since sixteen, but I expect a standard of quality if you want to roleplay with me.

I studied Professional Writing and Editing at TAFE. I've recently finished studying Nature Tourism at La Trobe University, and I'm glad that's over. I love nature. I love culture. What I don't like is being told I'm wrong because my beliefs aren't common.

I'm a cat in a human body, or so I feel. Technically, what is it to be human? My friends all know about my belief. Most are quite understanding. As for religion? Put me as pagan, for my love of the planet and the forces of life. As for more spiritual stuff like supreme beings? Maybe.

I'm a social drifter. I go from place to place and from people to people as I grow. At first, I thought it was because I didn't like where I was, but now, I think it's because I need to adventure and discover new things. Life is a journey, and the reward is your experience. I don't want to be rich, famous or even good. I just want to be me - it's what I do best. I'm nothing special. I'm just the guy who's here to learn, share and assist.

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briscojr84 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
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mucho thankya dear pal! :icondragonhug:
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chibi sign thanks for the watch by MelianOfMist I am so honored!  Thanks for epic number of faves too! It is so nice to meet you!  My name is Melian! :heart:  I will watch your page too okay?
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Haha, only if you like what you see. I don't expect you to watch if you aren't interested.

And no problem.
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Thanks for the fav! :iconsqueeeeplz:
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You're welcome!
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