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Title: Your plans for the future
Post by: puella on July 20, 2009, 07:32:43 PM
I've been working on several awfully boring projects these days. To change my mind I felt like asking you guys what are your big plans for the future at the moment.

Personally my concern is to have a house with an in-door swimming pool. Consequently I should build up my career to meet the financial requirements. I'm not interested in journeying too much. I'd rather focus on getting everything I want at home right now. I can understand Michael Jackson in this regard. :badbone: Then, of course, we'll have a display room filled with only Berserk stuff. I also need a room to serve as my office. I'd probably like to have garden parties, inviting people and so on.

Thinking about it I get cheerful, but I should get back to work anyway. :judo:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Walter on July 20, 2009, 07:55:37 PM
A great thread idea.

Well, my wife and I will be moving within the next two years, so I suppose one of my long-term goals is to find a new place to live. More specifically, we need to decide WHERE in the U.S. (or elsewhere) we should settle down and ultimately raise kids. I also have to make a difficult decision in the near future -- whether to abandon my short-lived career as a journalist. The writing is on the wall for the future of this industry, and I don't need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

If only I could be legitimately paid to chronicle Berserk and administrate the forum ...   :sad:

Short-term goals include updating the Berserk Encyclopedia :void:

Also, Puella. When I lived in Florida, we had a house with a pool attached, and we only used it maybe 1 week out of the year. They're very overrated. At our current apartment, we have one within about 400 feet of us, and we haven't used it once. I guess we're just spoiled :???:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Henry Spencer on July 20, 2009, 08:00:50 PM
In the immediate future? Get a new job, since I despise my current one (so hectic). Also, I plan to pass my driving tests.

Far into the future - go to Canada, heck travel the world in general, but Canada is my dream location to go.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Aazealh on July 20, 2009, 09:49:39 PM
More specifically, we need to decide WHERE in the U.S. (or elsewhere) we should settle down and ultimately raise kids.

How 'bout the house next to mine? Then you could order baguettes everyday! :troll:

If only I could be legitimately paid to chronicle Berserk and administrate the forum ...   :sad:

Sounds like we got the same career objectives. :troll:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Griffith on July 20, 2009, 10:52:41 PM
Re: Your plans for the future

Spawn offspring!

But right now, deciding whether to continue my education at UCLA, CSUCI, or UC Santa Cruz.

Sounds like we got the same career objectives. :troll:

Me three. If only we could get paid to do Wayne's World for living... =)
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: yota821 on July 21, 2009, 02:38:53 AM
Short term:

Get my first and second degree black belts within the next 2-3 years.  That should give me plenty of experience (as well as personal confidence and skill) to possibly open my own studio.  I'm still kinda taking the situation as it goes, so it's still pretty vague.

Get more experience at my currrent workplace; the engine component I'm working on (EGR coolers for diesel engines) have a long future in the industry, especially as the EPA brings even more strict emission requirements.  The more knowledge I gain now, the more it will benefit me down the road.

Finding a place to share with some friends so we can split the rent, but even this plan might fall through since one of them is sorta on the fence.  This is more of an optional one, I guess

Getting a new car; my mustang already has more than 100K miles on it, and I can just see the maintenance bills coming in. :judo:

Long term:

Get a decent home, most likely in the suburbs somewhere.  Not planning on getting married, so I'll (hopefully) have plenty of space for all my junk.

Another thing is to just get out the automotive industry.  Now, looking at one of my short term goals above that may seem counterintuitive, but actually my field is mostly related to heat transer between dynamic fluids and material properties, and I can imagine many places not related to automotive stuff that may be impressed enough by my resume.

Get a Masters degree.  This is probably optional, depending on how my job situation goes.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: NightCrawler on July 21, 2009, 05:10:51 AM
Win the lottery. Although i never play.

Yes, my life is all about having impossible expectations. But, weird shit tends to happen to me. More than usual. Like really weird "one in a million" sort of stuff. So it's all fun. I'm just waiting for the next curve ball.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Bekul on July 21, 2009, 06:19:38 AM
I'm currently involved in a typical University BFA. By 'typical' I mean the professors believe that knowing how to use the tools of art (theory, brushes, pigment, mark-making tools, etc) is an 'impediment' to self-expression. For the main assignment of last year, I was told to 'draw how you /feel/ about a tree'. Which is well and good, but I'm not here to have my creativity co-opted and extinguised by dogma. I have my own creativity - what I want to learn are the skills to express it. I believe that knowing how to use the tools of ones trade is a means to self-expression, not a wall.

That said, my goal is to get enough money together (looking at over $6k just for the classes, but well worth it) to go here: http://www.gageacademy.org/

Specifically, the Classical Atilier taught by Juliette Aristides, who believes, as I do, that:

"I have a simple belief that the goal of learning to draw and paint is attainable by anyone who is willing to pursue it. It is as accessible as learning to write or play a musical instrument. Not everyone, however, has the desire and discipline to learn traditional drawing and painting skills--and these skills are not offered to the average student. Students should be given the tools to fully express all they see and feel.

These days, beginning artists have been told that the tools themselves inhibit one's uniqueness or self-expression. I believe that they enable one to fully express their vision without being hampered by a lack of education. Traditional skills are necessary for developing a foundation for the artist to work from. Craftsmanship is the foundation of self-expression, not the lack of it."
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 21, 2009, 08:48:13 PM
Well, I just got an office job (unfortunately), in a call center (fffffffffffffffffffuck!), but with the money earned, I will put it into savings.

it's okay though, i'm only going to be there for a year. You see, I will be applying to the JET Program in September, and in a year I'll be in Japan!
And with the money earned there, plus the earnings of this year, i will finance my first film.

you'll know when this happens cause i'll be on all the covers of the magazines with my magnificent hair. :ganishka:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: fuxberg on July 21, 2009, 11:54:24 PM
Awesome, I've always wanted to go to Japan. Unfortunately in my university only Engineering students have a program to go to Japan.

My plans for now are to finish whatever I've got to do with my academic studies, it's about time since I've lost 4 years and I should be ending my studies instead of going to my 2nd year, and I also want to learn how to play guitar.
After that I'll start working :judo: and decide on what  Masters I'll take (probably Translation).
I'd like to write a book based on other people's life experiences and another one based on a series of dreams that a friend of mine had.
I don't like to think more ahead because it depresses me (marriage, kids, omg no! I'm getting old!).     :troll:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Nomad on July 22, 2009, 06:06:43 AM
  Currently on the baby making process.  Besides that, just trying to survive the everyday life wh00t!
As for future.  I have my heart set on stability more than anything else.  Can't ask for more really, living the american dream, blond wife, white fences and off course... the Lab. 

  Long terms goals, I'd say being able to take courses to being able to learn how to write music.  My own little personal passion, regardless of the outcome.  It will only be a side thing.

Well, my wife and I will be moving within the next two years, so I suppose one of my long-term goals is to find a new place to live. More specifically, we need to decide WHERE in the U.S. (or elsewhere) we should settle down and ultimately raise kids. I also have to make a difficult decision in the near future -- whether to abandon my short-lived career as a journalist. The writing is on the wall for the future of this industry, and I don't need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

  Pending on who the bread bringer is in your case... I'd say you'll move where the work is right?  Anywho, as for your journalism ordeal.  Have you considered free-lancing aside from your regular job to be?  I only bring it up because a few of my friends were on the same boat, and being their passion... they at least keep tabs with it making some extra mula on the side.  Chicago Tribune is notorious for that.  No contracts and no obligation.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Aazealh on July 22, 2009, 07:45:16 AM
you'll know when this happens cause i'll be on all the covers of the magazines with my magnificent hair. :ganishka:

Great, look forward to me asking you to ship me YAs for free every other week! You're the best friend ever man! Thanks!

PS: When can you start translating episodes?

Currently on the baby making process.  Besides that, just trying to survive the everyday life wh00t!
As for future.  I have my heart set on stability more than anything else.  Can't ask for more really, living the american dream, blond wife, white fences and off course... the Lab.

Got that SUV yet? :troll:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Nomad on July 22, 2009, 08:12:02 AM
Got that SUV yet? :troll:
Heh, it's no secret.  The wife is on the search... yeah. Patience is a virtue she lacks.  :badbone:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 22, 2009, 03:37:14 PM
PS: When can you start translating episodes?
As soon as I re-learn japanese.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Okin on July 23, 2009, 02:58:43 AM
Well I'm going to college in two months that's about it.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Oburi on July 23, 2009, 05:03:31 AM
THis thread depresses me... I have no future....
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: puella on July 23, 2009, 09:20:53 AM
THis thread depresses me... I have no future....
Don't be depressed. Many people live like you. Your plans don't even have to be big. Looking forward to a game or book can work as well.

Anyway, I'd also like to know about more unlikely wishes you may have. An example of mine would be:
1) To see blue butterflies by chance.

There are many ways to see those: they can be found on specific hills in Europe, in South-America or simply in the region of the Amazon where there are tons of beautiful and rare butterflies, including blue ones. But there's none around where I live!
2) To meet Miura by chance.

I often imagine I run into Miura in Paris or in another place in Europe. I think he visits Europe often, which means there could be a chance. But if I noticed him in the street, what would I tell him? I'm thinking about the lines in Japanese these days. :carcus:

Nothing too unrealistic, right?
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: 01010111 on July 23, 2009, 01:34:57 PM
I don't have any plans pertaining to success or living conditions. However, the two big things I'd like to do are:
When I'm done with those two things, I think I'd like to teach art to kids, maybe highschool art.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Dar Klink on July 24, 2009, 07:14:19 AM
My short term goal is to find a better paying job, that's closer to my house, and involves easier work.(Yeah, that's gonna happen  :troll:)
For long term, I want to figure out what I actually want to do with my future and do the required work to get there. I also want to find an interesting girl with similar interests that I actually have the guts to talk to without being awkward.

More attainable and realistic goals include saving money to buy a new 1080p tv, saving for a PS3, beating MGS4 by visiting my friend's house for a few hours each day until I get a PS3, reread Berserk enough to be able to take part in conversations here without having to have every other sentence corrected, and finish Ergo Proxy, Serial Experiments Lain, Texhnolyze, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, and many other anime/manga series.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Syaoran on July 24, 2009, 07:29:04 AM
THis thread depresses me... I have no future....

Ha same here I just turned 18 and have no idea what to do
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: slan69 on July 24, 2009, 07:43:13 AM
Well I honestly don't have any plans for the future yet. I do plan on getting my learners so I can drive and maybe even saving up to buy a decent used car. :slan:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: yota821 on July 24, 2009, 09:29:32 AM
Unlikely goals:

1) Getting my Masters rank in Tang Soo Do - Unlikely, sure, and takes a long, loooong time.  But I figured it's a worthwhile goal.

2) Retire before the age of 60 - My dad did it, so can I!  :troll:  :daiba:

3) Learn Chinse/Korean/Russian/Arabic (Farsi maybe, I don't know?) - Learn new languages, just because I'm just fascinated by them.

4) Create my own novel - I'm got tons of ideas swirling around in my head, I just don't have the time to sit down and write them all up.  :sad:

I have many more, but I gotta go to work.   :schnoz:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Xem on July 25, 2009, 06:48:33 AM
Hmmm... interesting thread, I likey!


Ultimately, to be at peace and have no regrets with what I've done with my life. So far so good!
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: m on July 25, 2009, 06:02:42 PM

I'd like to see the northern lights. I once was at the right place but it was cloudy for as long as I was there and I got to see nothing.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Sama on July 26, 2009, 03:21:19 PM
Gaah such a nice thread!
My plans for the future are:
Decide what I want to do with my life! GAH   :???:
Find a good job and decide what I want to study, arts and crafts, language or what..
Move to Gothenburg..
Completed my qualification so I can do volunteer work in Dominican Republic..

3) Learn Chinse/Korean/Russian/Arabic (Farsi maybe, I don't know?) - Learn new languages, just because I'm just fascinated by them.

Aww, that's awesome! GO for it and Good luck with that! :D
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: ELEKTRO on July 31, 2009, 08:11:30 PM
Career:

Currently happy where I am at but I want to move forward to even more challenging projects from the technical side as even tho I do have some administrative responsabilities I rather keep on growing as an Engineer and in the future a Scientist instead that going in to management  (hopefuly with my companies Skunk Works division) .
I am also hoping to apply for my first patent either this year or the next:).

Education:

To finish my Masters in Engineering and complete my sweet Thesis on smart controls.

Personal:

I am currently looking to buy a house as I am tired of renting and it seems I will be doing less work related traveling for the next year. I also traced a map with my gf of places we want to visit before we go ahead and start making children. It will probably finish with Japan as pretty much everyone else interested in travel here :)



  Currently on the baby making process.  Besides that, just trying to survive the everyday life wh00t!
As for future.  I have my heart set on stability more than anything else.  Can't ask for more really, living the american dream, blond wife, white fences and off course... the Lab. 

  Long terms goals, I'd say being able to take courses to being able to learn how to write music.  My own little personal passion, regardless of the outcome.  It will only be a side thing.



:O Peter is on a journey to be a daddy? Congrats man all you have left to do to pull it off is let yourself grow a mustach :). So maybe for the next time I am in Chicago I will see a little pedro?

By the way I am proud of you Pedro achieving the American Dream :) with the exception of your Labrador must of them are really nice and playful, yours is pretty much an ass. I went to Nomad's house last year and his dog wanted to eat me alive, then he would relax and sit right by me looking at me so when I would finally start relaxing he would start barking at me again right by my ear!!

Grrr your dog better behave next time for I will come prepared tothrow firecrackers at him or use my sweet dog whistle Iphone app.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Aazealh on July 31, 2009, 08:45:54 PM
I rather keep on growing as an Engineer and in the future a Scientist instead that going in to management  (hopefuly with my companies Skunk Works division) .

Maybe you can fix the F-22 then. :griffnotevil:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: handsome rakshas on July 31, 2009, 09:40:06 PM
I just want to wake up in the morning and fall asleep at night without worry and feel content.

I still have a long way to go.  :judo:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: SlimJ87D on October 21, 2009, 02:52:19 AM
Career:

Currently happy where I am at but I want to move forward to even more challenging projects from the technical side as even tho I do have some administrative responsabilities I rather keep on growing as an Engineer and in the future a Scientist instead that going in to management  (hopefuly with my companies Skunk Works division) .
I am also hoping to apply for my first patent either this year or the next:).

Education:

To finish my Masters in Engineering and complete my sweet Thesis on smart controls.

Personal:

I am currently looking to buy a house as I am tired of renting and it seems I will be doing less work related traveling for the next year. I also traced a map with my gf of places we want to visit before we go ahead and start making children. It will probably finish with Japan as pretty much everyone else interested in travel here :)




:O Peter is on a journey to be a daddy? Congrats man all you have left to do to pull it off is let yourself grow a mustach :). So maybe for the next time I am in Chicago I will see a little pedro?

By the way I am proud of you Pedro achieving the American Dream :) with the exception of your Labrador must of them are really nice and playful, yours is pretty much an ass. I went to Nomad's house last year and his dog wanted to eat me alive, then he would relax and sit right by me looking at me so when I would finally start relaxing he would start barking at me again right by my ear!!

Grrr your dog better behave next time for I will come prepared tothrow firecrackers at him or use my sweet dog whistle Iphone app.


Nice man, I'm about to obtain my B.S. in Mechanical and Material Science Engineering. My GF just got a job at Northrop and I'm hoping to get a job somewhere that has a lot of machining and manufacturing besides just being stuck in an office.

I actually want to go into management and start my own company when I'm 40. I want to machine custom parts and design peoples' ideas. "You think of it, I'll design it and make it."
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Shayryuken on October 21, 2009, 03:56:04 AM
Ha same here I just turned 18 and have no idea what to do
Ha, it's not all that bad.

With some work you'll find something to be passionate about (and hopefully you'll end up with a job doing it :D)

Right now my short term goals are to just keep saving up money, lose about 30 lbs (never gonna happen), and look for a decent desk chair

Longer term goals are saving up money for my trip to japan next year (also known as Shayryuken's Buy-as-much-f**king-berserk-merch-as-he-can vacation) and all the preparations that would go with a trip to another country.

Even longer than that I am working on getting my certificate in cinematography and hopefully moving to San Francisco to finish up my Education at the Academy of Art there. I wanna be a movie editor  :guts:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Tzur on October 21, 2009, 04:46:52 AM
I'm one of those people who's kind of at a standstill in life at the moment... I have a passion for history (mostly ancient history), and a deep respect for the people who bring it to life. I've had it in my mind to study archeology, but I keep putting it off ("ah... I'll get to it next season!). Archeology opens so many doors into the human past and much of our world would be unknown without it. It's an amazing science and is a goal for me... I want to get a feel for it and be able to touch the past! I just need somebody to kick me in the ass and motivate me.

If not, there's always a future in cocaine. ::)
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: yesmilord on October 21, 2009, 04:50:47 AM
I'm currently still enrolled in an arts college, am working part time at an iPhone application development company, and interning (this month) in China at an ad agency. Where will I go from here? I really don't know. This line of business asks for a lot of flexibility, and as a result I've become somewhat a "jack of all trades". I do have my goals set on progressing in the design industry though, be it branding, advertising, or just straight up graphic design. Also, I'd like to move out of my home and dependency on my parents as soon as I graduate from college in about a year and a half. Hopefully I'll be ready by then!

As for super long term goals, I'd like to work with some connections I have here in China and eventually partner up to begin my own creative firm. I have a few tight-knit friends with similar ideas, so I was hoping eventually to start an in-house group that does radical work for up and coming companies. That would be ideal.

I'd also like to meet a girl that understands my rather unhealthy obsession with nerdy stuff. Unfortunately, such a feat almost seems harder than everything I've listed above  :serpico:

And lastly, my nerd goals include: amounting a massively gorgeous display of Berserk merchandise (I'm half-way there!), becoming the best Venom (Guilty Gear) player in America (I'm already half-way there too!), and living long enough to see Berserk end (and till Diablo III's release).
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: SlimJ87D on October 21, 2009, 06:27:42 AM
Ha, it's not all that bad.

With some work you'll find something to be passionate about (and hopefully you'll end up with a job doing it :D)

Right now my short term goals are to just keep saving up money, lose about 30 lbs (never gonna happen), and look for a decent desk chair

Longer term goals are saving up money for my trip to japan next year (also known as Shayryuken's Buy-as-much-f**king-berserk-merch-as-he-can vacation) and all the preparations that would go with a trip to another country.

Even longer than that I am working on getting my certificate in cinematography and hopefully moving to San Francisco to finish up my Education at the Academy of Art there. I wanna be a movie editor  :guts:

What is so hard about losing your weight? I'll tell you the biggest thing is sleeping right. sacrifice that extra hour you spend on your computer or just sitting around doing nothing at night. If you sleep well for 8 hours a day for a month it helps your body metabolize correctly. Second, don't over eat. I promise you will lose at least 5 to 10 pounds just doing these two.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Gobolatula on October 21, 2009, 10:45:44 PM
Great topic, Puella.

For my short-term goal, that would have to be finding a job. I mean, ANY job.

As for my long-term goals, I'd like to take more art classes, possibly go back to college and learn more about cartooning and animation (2D and 3D)... And some day I would like to have my own cartoon series, either in comic book or TV animation form.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: yesmilord on October 22, 2009, 12:45:10 AM
As for my long-term goals, I'd like to take more art classes, possibly go back to college and learn more about cartooning and animation (2D and 3D)... And some day I would like to have my own cartoon series, either in comic book or TV animation form.

That is a long and hard goal my friend. I wish you the best of luck. If you have the passion, the glory will be waiting for you at the end of the path through living hell.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: SaiyajinNoOuji on October 22, 2009, 02:40:19 AM
Welp... currently things are a bit rough living overseas. The dollar being so brittle as of alte really hurts the conversion rates for those that don't have cost of living allowances (COLA). The area that I am in is rather small so finding a good paying job in my field is very rare.

I could go back to Okinawa but with my purchasing a house, I don't want to let it go without a "fight".

I suppose I want to get into learning more about network security since that seems to be the rage right now but it just seems too boring for me. I rather enjoy the grunt work of being a net. admin.

I am trying to get some metal working skills up right now by making custom computer cases. I just need to pop my cherry and get cracking on my new entertainment PC.

other then that its just your standard, raise the kids, pay the bill's, and wait until the day that we can stop getting old!  :ganishka:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: ELEKTRO on October 24, 2009, 11:44:30 AM
Nice man, I'm about to obtain my B.S. in Mechanical and Material Science Engineering. My GF just got a job at Northrop and I'm hoping to get a job somewhere that has a lot of machining and manufacturing besides just being stuck in an office.

I actually want to go into management and start my own company when I'm 40. I want to machine custom parts and design peoples' ideas. "You think of it, I'll design it and make it."

Thats pretty cool dude engineering can be a very fulfilling profession if you find the right job for you. Right now are tough times to find a job so it is hard to be picky but one thing I tell to you when the economy turns for the better many companies will start recruiting like crazy and that might be a great oportunity to find the right work for you. In my case I used to work on IT and I really didn't like it as it wasn't right for me, so when I had the chance to interview doing the kind of thing I dreamed off I went ahead and got it. That is another thing when you go interviewing yourself for what you think your dream job is I highly recommend that you do some prepping up regarding the topics and tools that are needed for the job, always be sincere about what you know but let them know that you know the basics and would love to learn more about it.

As for making your own company I think that is a great idea and it is one of the few ways an engineer can make some serious money. Right now I am making an experiment about freelancing   on the weekends doing automation work to make some extra cash since is something I also have experience with but I don't work with it in my week job.

One last thing I would like to say is that I think is great how you sound so enthusistic about what you want to do, don't give up on that man my best wishes for you.  
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Konketsuji on October 31, 2009, 10:51:18 AM
My plans for the near future are very simple, just wanted to work at Crab Factory in Canada for 8 months.:ganishka: Maybe I can buy some missing volumes of Berserk there. :serpico:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Justamos3 on November 08, 2009, 11:54:23 AM
I'm going to be a firefighter...I hope it wont suck.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Dar Klink on November 19, 2009, 03:08:35 AM
I need to buy a new vehicle now... my motor scooter got stolen last night while I was out of town. :judo:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Grail on November 19, 2009, 03:25:01 AM
I need to buy a new vehicle now... my motor scooter got stolen last night while I was out of town. :judo:
That's terrible! I'm sorry to hear that, Link. :judo:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Lara Skadi on November 19, 2009, 12:17:15 PM
I need to buy a new vehicle now... my motor scooter got stolen last night while I was out of town. :judo:
no insurance? :/

My short term plans are to find a way to earn money with the terrible schedules I have at College in order to move in to an apartment in Rio, downtown, with my fiancé. If possible, that'd include being admitted (by exams) to Central Bank of Brazil. Just the thought of it makes me cry, everyone is trying this one right now.... It's a hell of a good job u.u

Untypical plans:
Get better in Japanese and French until I can read/watch whatever it is I like without the need of translators, and of course travel to the respective places.
Manage to raise my kids (no, no kid for the next few years yet :) ) in a way they'll be at least trilingual. That's gonna be hard, since if it is me talking to them, I'd most probably teach things all wrong lol Guess I'll only let them watch TV in the original language. Worked for some people I know :)

Anyway, I'd also like to know about more unlikely wishes you may have. An example of mine would be:
1) To see blue butterflies by chance.
Next time I see one, I take a picture for you :slan:
just kidding... Nowadays it's hard to see different butterflies, even around my parent's house (we live, literally, on a mountain. a flock of civilization in the middle of a forest reservation no one respects), but my grandma has a huge one (blue btw) stuck on a frame, so they're still there. :) It's the same for fireflies... I've seen one these days, but before that was like a decade ago.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Mire_Elf on January 08, 2010, 09:21:19 PM
Plans for the future:

Well I want to go back to Japan. I went for two weeks this past November and it was AWESOME! I plan on learning Japanese, I've wanted to learn since I was a kid and even picked up a little while in Japan. So if all goes well Japanese classes should start come summer.

I want to attend Sheridan Institute in Oakville, ON to take their BAA in Animation.

I am already married and have a daughter so that's already taken care of, one is good for me!

I also want to see my ideas get turned into comics/graphic novels. I'm currently in the writing stage of production and when thats good and done I'll begin illustrating.

Oh...obtain more Berserk stuff!
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Oburi on January 08, 2010, 11:26:10 PM
Welcome to the boards, Mire_Elf.  :badbone:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Shane on February 14, 2010, 03:19:42 AM
I want to attend Sheridan Institute in Oakville, ON to take their BAA in Animation.
I live about 10 minutes away from that campus. It's really nice.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: JigokuShoujo on February 23, 2010, 12:16:38 AM
My current goals:

- Continue to advance my career in the video game industry. I'd like to become a Producer.
- Pay off my motorcycle!
- Acquire my black belt in Kung Fu San Soo.
- Get an apartment on my own.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Jaze1618 on February 28, 2010, 05:04:28 PM
Finish a presentation for my class on CyberSecurity in the next 2 hours.

Finish a family tree builder programming assignment by tomorrow at 10am.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Griffith on March 02, 2010, 05:13:36 PM
Filed my FAFSA and waiting to hear back from the UC system on my admission status. Then it's decision time on whether or not I want to move in order to continue my education.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Walter on March 02, 2010, 05:49:10 PM
Filed my FAFSA and waiting to hear back from the UC system on my admission status. Then it's decision time on whether or not I want to move in order to continue my education.
In this economy, it's really best to stick to education if that route is still open to you. There are few decent jobs available and they don't pay much. Most industries that pay well are locked down and not expanding. Never thought I'd hear myself say this, but I wish I were still in college myself...

I'll be moving to the other end of the country at the end of the year, and I'm already looking at a new career path, since Print Journalism has been dying for about a decade, and is now in the final death throes. I'm looking at a variety of options, and I've even actually considering becoming a video game journalist, combining my two big loves, but I hear that industry is shedding jobs as well. As long as I get to write, be creative, and get paid for it, I'll be happy. But that path is becoming more and more narrow.

So who wants to pay me to be a full-time SKnet admin?! :troll:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Griffith on March 02, 2010, 06:04:44 PM
In this economy, it's really best to stick to education if that route is still open to you. There are few decent jobs available and they don't pay much. Most industries that pay well are locked down and not expanding. Never thought I'd hear myself say this, but I wish I were still in college myself...

Yeah, just to avoid really looking for a career in this job market, I might stick around for my PhD. (http://www.skullknight.net/griffith/predatorstickaround.gif)

I'll be moving to the other end of the country at the end of the year

Beers are on me. :guts:

I'm already looking at a new career path, since Print Journalism has been dying for about a decade, and is now in the final death throes. I'm looking at a variety of options, and I've even actually considering becoming a video game journalist, combining my two big loves, but I hear that industry is shedding jobs as well. As long as I get to write, be creative, and get paid for it, I'll be happy. But that path is becoming more and more narrow.

That sounds like a great idea actually, not just because I think you'd be perfect for it, but because then if the wife ever complains that you're gaming too much, it's your job! :troll:

So who wants to pay me to be a full-time SKnet admin?! :troll:

I already put it on my resume part-time... I wouldn't give Aaz any ideas though. :SK:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Aazealh on March 02, 2010, 06:12:10 PM
I already put it on my resume part-time... I wouldn't give Aaz any ideas though. :SK:

Haha, I gave myself that idea a very long time ago. :zodd:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Saephon on March 02, 2010, 07:10:36 PM
I'm off to San Fransisco to attend GDC next week. Four days of talking about the video game industry, networking and exchanging business cards, and trying to exert self-control at the bar after-parties.  :iva: Maybe the trick to getting hired is to buy a Lead Artist enough drinks...

Can't wait to stop by BioWare's booth to say hello to those cats.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: pippin22 on March 17, 2010, 05:42:18 PM
Just want to get some pussy from time to time and keep some sunshine on my face.
RP
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Griffith on March 17, 2010, 05:48:46 PM
For some reason, I recommend you get a boat.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Okin on April 06, 2010, 02:05:01 AM
Whoow got a nice ass apartment for the next 3 years! Moving in after this summer, gonna be heaven after living in this shitty dorm room. God, it's been so long since I've had my own bathroom, I could cry. Going to make college a lot easier.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Walter on April 06, 2010, 02:06:18 AM
Whoow got a nice ass apartment for the next 3 years! Moving in after this summer, gonna be heaven after living in this shitty dorm room. God, it's been so long since I've had my own bathroom, I could cry. Going to make college a lot easier.
Say goodbye to your actual college life and hello to AMAZING, LUXURIOUS COMFORT. I remember those days  :carcus:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Griffith on April 22, 2010, 08:05:47 AM
Well, I guess I'll be moving to Westwood and attending UCLA in the fall.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Gu†s on June 20, 2010, 08:45:40 PM
Finished my College Police Foundations, moved into a new apartment couple months back. Volunteer work coming up again (used to hate it since its a pre-requisite or most likely looked well upon an applicant for a Police Force) but now it ain't so bad I'm giving back to society and well earning those brownie points for the interview. 2 more years of this and I'm set. Slowly looking for a job that might be relevant to police work. Have been Security Officer and still am from time to time. But I seem to have hit a blockage in ideas for jobs that might relate to Police work in general. Any ideas?

Besides career wise, love life is great, no intention on letting her go/going away, we're both looking for new jobs though but I'm sure she will get into what she wants as a youth offenders aid or whatever they might be called. Life is great.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: IncantatioN on July 14, 2010, 08:14:09 PM
Join the Table Tennis club (.....soon*cough*)
Save up enough money for a short 2 week visit back home (somehow I think this's going to be a challenge considering how I dropped about 200,000 Yen on AOW last night *twiddles fingers*)
Practice practice practice till my fingers ache and I can put out a demo release (.....prolly giving myself 2 years time for it, that's what I said in late 09 though :sad:)

A couple more ... it'll come to me.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: kaimera on July 29, 2010, 04:51:17 PM
I'm going to study East Asia Studies, hopefully in Berlin, in 3 months. My focus will be on China and some chinese regions. It will be awesome! Although chinese will be hard, I think it will be much fun to learn!
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Grail on June 27, 2014, 06:08:49 AM
Found this old thread while I was browsing around tonight. :carcus: It's been about four or five years, so I'm curious to hear back from the folks who originally posted here. How does it make you feel to look back at your goals? Have you reached them yet, or have they changed? Anybody seen any blue butterflies lately?

Since I never posted about it at the time, I got to thinking about my goals from then and now. Around the time that this thread was made, I was a junior in college getting degrees in art and English. The economy was in the can, so that made things pretty scary for a kid with two feet sunk in the least lucrative majors known to western society. I would have said my goals would be to land a paying graphic design job, and maybe to post in the oekaki more. One out of two ain't bad! :ganishka:

Five years down the line, a lot has changed! The economy seems to be turning up, and my biggest problem has been deciding on where I want to work, rather than "where can I find work at all?" My current goal for the future is to save up some more money for a condo in the burbs, and earn enough so that Gobs can retire and concentrate on a full-time career as a comic artist and trophy fiancé. :badbone:

I'd also like to record more comedy videos for SK.net, ones that involve roles with more breathing holes.

How about you guys?
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Walter on June 27, 2014, 12:59:40 PM
Neat, it's like a time capsule. Let's see how I did....

Well, my wife and I will be moving within the next two years, so I suppose one of my long-term goals is to find a new place to live. More specifically, we need to decide WHERE in the U.S. (or elsewhere) we should settle down and ultimately raise kids. I also have to make a difficult decision in the near future -- whether to abandon my short-lived career as a journalist. The writing is on the wall for the future of this industry, and I don't need to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.

Instead of moving to the west coast, I moved to the extreme east coast (Maryland), and we did end up having a son (Kagan), so that worked out. I also did get out of print journalism, and am now doing sort of a hybrid copywriting/trend reporting that pays quite a bit better than any job I've had heretofore.

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If only I could be legitimately paid to chronicle Berserk and administrate the forum ...   :sad:
Still hasn't happened yet! But we did launch the podcast since then. And that thing makes... negative money. Shit.

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Short-term goals include updating the Berserk Encyclopedia :void:

I have a lot of new material for this, just haven't found the time or willpower to do anything with it. Doing the enc justice would take a lot more work.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: IncantatioN on June 27, 2014, 04:19:42 PM
Join the Table Tennis club (.....soon*cough*)
Didn't happened but I did play a lot more beginning Feb 2013 to present. Was part of a tournament in Oct-Nov with players from Bloomberg, Google, Neilsen thanks to DirectDK.

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Save up enough money for a short 2 week visit back home (somehow I think this's going to be a challenge considering how I dropped about 200,000 Yen on AOW last night *twiddles fingers*)
I did make a quick trip in Feb-March 2011. Unfortunately I haven't been able to go and visit my family since then. Both Mum and Dad have come visited me instead for a short bursts of 5 weeks each, my Mum was here last month.

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Practice practice practice till my fingers ache and I can put out a demo release (.....prolly giving myself 2 years time for it, that's what I said in late 09 though :sad:)
Goddamnit. This never happened but I'm in the middle of asking a friend if he could spare some time to teach me cos we both like certain style of 'Djent' bands and I want to learn how to play that, not the noodley kind.

Instead, I co-own a record label with a close friend and so far we've managed to put out 3 releases (7", CD and a 12"). It'll be years till we break-even.

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A couple more ... it'll come to me.
I need to give my professional career a big push and there are three tough choices I'd have to make. One that I go to Law school (part-time) which'll take years and put me in eternal debt which could be hard if I'm to marry-have a kid-etc. The other is I completely switch my field of work and start from scratch which would be tricky given the worker's status that I'm currently in. Third being I leave the US and get into corporate back home. With the way America's Immigration system works at the moment, it'll take me another 10-15 years before I get a Green Card, which means I'd have to stick with 1 employer throughout this time and limits my chances professionally speaking.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Oburi on June 27, 2014, 06:35:26 PM
THis thread depresses me... I have no future....

I'm much more optimistic these days.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Salem on October 07, 2014, 05:15:18 PM
This thread is a bit dated, but sounds fun enough.  Being a father this past year has been the greatest joy.  Getting a tat of my favorite series and contemplating selling our house has been pretty darn fun.  I work for bnsf, so my job will remain the same till I can retire in 30 more years at 60.  Going to see pearl jam Thursday and dave Chappelle at the end of the month.  Life is good.  Future plans will be getting a bigger house and a few more kids. :)
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: puella on October 07, 2014, 05:55:32 PM
This thread should be revived regularly since life changes! :carcus:
All the posts here sound great to me. It's like we talk about our life, gathering around a bonfire like the Falcon members.
Reading my old post here, I feel like Flora! It's been almost 5 years, and I did see a blue butterfly since then. :serpico:

I wanted to have a pool in my garden back then but now I want to have some wild animals like toads, hedgehogs, lizards... along with a small waterway. The good thing is that I've built my career relatively well. For now, my goal is to be healthy.

The one thing that hasn't changed for the past 13 years is my passion for Berserk. And I still keep that hope of seeing Miura some day. Maybe I'll go to Japan and lurk around Hakusensha's building everyday until he shows up! :rakshas:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Dar Klink on October 08, 2014, 06:51:03 AM
I wanted to have a pool in my garden back then but now I want to have some wild animals like toads, hedgehogs, lizards... along with a small waterway. The good thing is that I've built my career relatively well. For now, my goal is to be healthy.

The one thing that hasn't changed for the past 13 years is my passion for Berserk. And I still keep that hope of seeing Miura some day. Maybe I'll go to Japan and lurk around Hakusensha's building everyday until he shows up! :rakshas:

Those are both great goals, stalking Miura sounds as fun as it is illegal! I'd love to meet him some day as well though, I hope he comes to the US for a convention of some sort, but he's not the type to do that sort of thing. :judo:


As for my goals, I'm a bit embarrassed reading what I wrote before but my goals still include silly things like "finish so-and-so media." What's jumped up in that regard is books. I find it hard to focus on reading lately and I want to get that passion for it back that I had as a kid and teen.

When it comes to bigger and more important goals I reached one recently by finding a job again, which I posted about in another thread. It's a simple cashier job at a nearby grocery store, but money is money! I also have the opportunity to maybe get a networking/tech job in and around San Francisco in the next few months if I get my ass in gear and study like crazy. It's not the best sort of job and I'd have to commute or pay the ridiculous prices for rent in that area, but it's something that could lead towards bigger things some day.

Other misc goals include learning some basic Japanese, traveling some more, getting my house fixed up, and getting my post count per day back up to at least 1 while stealing Grail and CnC's spot on the "most time online" list in the stats page. :badbone:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Oburi on October 08, 2014, 03:18:45 PM
and getting my post count per day back up to at least 1 while stealing Grail and CnC's spot on the "most time online" list in the stats page. :badbone:

I can't believe CnC still holds a spot.

I don't have too many plans but one thing I want to do is travel more. I just got back from Aruba where I had the time of my life. I haven't vacationed much in the last 7 years or so. I think I'm going to vacation at least once a year from now on, even if it seems like a touristy thing going to tropical islands, it actually wasn't that bad. I met a lot of locals and hung out with them mostly in very poor areas. But man, they know how to drink and party til the sun rises.

So yea, go out have more fun basically.  :guts:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Aazealh on October 08, 2014, 03:23:03 PM
I can't believe CnC still holds a spot.

It's only because there's a lack of worthy contenders! :femto:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Handmade on October 09, 2014, 09:41:51 AM
I will continue to vie for most time spent hidden online. I forgot why I selected hidden when I made my account, and I haven't bothered yet looking for the setting to change it back.  :iva:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Selwyn on November 04, 2014, 02:32:54 PM
My plan is to finish my studies at college, then start working in hotel indusrty. Me and my friends are also thinking of setting up our own inn/restaurant in the future, but that's unsure. Other plans include traveling Russia and learning the language better.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Jaze1618 on November 04, 2014, 07:17:57 PM
Get on board with my wife's plans to start raising a family this year.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: yota821 on January 16, 2015, 02:59:40 PM
Short term:

Get my first and second degree black belts within the next 2-3 years.  That should give me plenty of experience (as well as personal confidence and skill) to possibly open my own studio.  I'm still kinda taking the situation as it goes, so it's still pretty vague.

Get more experience at my currrent workplace; the engine component I'm working on (EGR coolers for diesel engines) have a long future in the industry, especially as the EPA brings even more strict emission requirements.  The more knowledge I gain now, the more it will benefit me down the road.

Finding a place to share with some friends so we can split the rent, but even this plan might fall through since one of them is sorta on the fence.  This is more of an optional one, I guess

Getting a new car; my mustang already has more than 100K miles on it, and I can just see the maintenance bills coming in. :judo:

Long term:

Get a decent home, most likely in the suburbs somewhere.  Not planning on getting married, so I'll (hopefully) have plenty of space for all my junk.

Another thing is to just get out the automotive industry.  Now, looking at one of my short term goals above that may seem counterintuitive, but actually my field is mostly related to heat transer between dynamic fluids and material properties, and I can imagine many places not related to automotive stuff that may be impressed enough by my resume.

Get a Masters degree.  This is probably optional, depending on how my job situation goes.

Okaaayyy, let's see here:
I just got promoted to 3rd degree black belt in tang soo do and 2nd degree black belt in hapkido. I'm starting to see if I can start a park district program, so I guess I'm still on track there.
I'm still employed at the same place, and even got a promotion (not much of a pay increase, but I've got a job so I'm not complaining). Kinda good, except I'm still in the automotive industry. :judo:
Got myself a new car a few years ago, and I just paid it off last month. That's a relief!!  :serpico:
I actually bought myself a condo, and my girlfriend (!!) moved in with me, so I killed a few birds there. Although she and I have talked about marriage, it likely isn't going to happen until she gets her Masters.
Speaking of which, I received my Masters (MSME, to be exact) last year too.  So all in all I think I did alright.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Griffith on January 16, 2015, 03:47:22 PM
Well, I guess I'll be moving to Westwood and attending UCLA in the fall.

Well, I graduated from UCLA, and then never left and have a job with benefits and retirement and everything, like a real boy. Plus, I got married. So next on the agenda is prolonging death (continuous), kids, the aforementioned retirement, and then dying anyway. I think that pretty much covers it.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Walter on January 16, 2015, 04:00:44 PM
next on the agenda is prolonging death (continuous), kids, the aforementioned retirement, and then dying anyway. I think that pretty much covers it.

He's all grown up  :judo: I'm so proud  :guts:
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Sarcomere on January 22, 2015, 12:04:04 PM
Well I've been working on building my discipline a lot lately and just trying to become a hard worker who's motivated to actually accomplish the things I want. Those being: Becoming a mother.. though that's likely quite a ways away, and developing my writing craft to the point where I can actually feel confident submitting stuff (though I have submitted on a small scale). I really hope plan to become a professional author some day.

Also, I graduated from UCI this last October so my more immediate plans are to improve my job situation which has piss poor pay, no benefits, and low hours. My current standard isn't much better, but I just need a full time position for the health insurance as I'm anticipating some major medical stuff over the next 2 or so years. It would be great to finally move out too, because living with my parents post college is really quite the drag. :farnese:

I intend to apply for JET this next fall as I'm currently on vacation in Japan, and I've fallen in love and absolutely want to live here for at least a couple years, if not until I'm ready to have children
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Salem on July 03, 2016, 02:55:26 PM
Resurrecting this thread for a moment.

In the process of moving and stressed.  We are buying and selling simultaneously and let me tell you for those who haven't done it, the process can suck.

Moving to a new home which is two and half times the size of our current (beyond my expectations in life) and the buyer of our home needs to find additional papers for his bank.  We were suppose to close thursday on our new home.  Eesh.  Full on Christian Bale American Psycho kind of feeling at the moment.

With two children under 3, 3 beasts, and 90% of my belongings in the garage or boxes, I really will be happy when this all gets done.

My plans once this gets done are three simple time consuming projects. 

1. Theater riser for my couch, with outlets and accent lighting.

2. Built in wall entertainment shelf for pc, cable, games, etc.

3.  Fiber optic supsended ceiling for starlight effect, with my projector in the middle and trim/crown moulding on the top to conceal any gap.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Feeblecursedone on July 03, 2016, 03:18:27 PM
I'll second Puella about wanting to see Miura one day. Though I've heard he's very private so getting to shake his hand for delivering us the best manga ever might prove difficult without getting dragged away by police lol.

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. Theater riser for my couch, with outlets and accent lighting.

2. Built in wall entertainment shelf for pc, cable, games, etc.

3.  Fiber optic supsended ceiling for starlight effect, with my projector in the middle and trim/crown moulding on the top to conceal any gap.

Sounds good. I'm planning to have one room especially dedicated to berserk with posters, mangashelves and what not, one room entirely for gaming and another one for warhammer 40k miniatures and novels/books.

I also want to learn japanese. I've started with Hiragana and so far so good, but we shall see how it goes. I tend to drop such projects in a month or two whenever a major obstacle appears so I'll have to force myself this time.

Dropping weight from 120 kg to 90 wouldn't be bad either.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Salem on July 03, 2016, 03:26:15 PM
I'm planning to have one room especially dedicated to berserk with posters, mangashelves and what not, one room entirely for gaming and another one for warhammer 40k miniatures and novels/books.

I also want to learn japanese. I've started with Hiragana and so far so good, but we shall see how it goes. I tend to drop such projects in a month or two whenever a major obstacle appears so I'll have to force myself this time.

Dropping weight from 120 kg to 90 wouldn't be bad either.
 

That sounds like a great series of goals.  I've always thought about getting some sort of display case for statues and rare comics. 

Big project I want I decided to put on hold till I'm bald and wrinkled.  Wanted three arcade machines for this rec room, but the total for them in great condition put my very high end klipsch 7.2 reference premier to shame. (which is next on my list, wife permitting :???: :guts:)  Eventually want to take the spare room and make it into a vintage looking arcade from my youth with glowing carpet, neon signs, the whole works.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Ari on July 06, 2016, 03:16:40 PM
I plan on returning to school and majoring in Mathematics. Until then, I'm just slaving day by day in retail.
Title: Re: Your plans for the future
Post by: Dar Klink on May 22, 2017, 10:04:42 PM
Another revival! :griffnotevil:

Well, I live in the LA area now! San Fernando Valley to be exact. I moved out here to live with my girlfriend and that part of it has been awesome. What hasn't been awesome is getting laid off a few months after moving here.  :judo:

I was working for a small company in Valencia doing A/V, networking, security camera installs, and whatnot and we lost the other guy who was the backbone of the company and whoops my boss couldn't afford to keep me with the low volume of work coming in. In the meantime I've been driving Uber/Lyft, doing freelance tech stuff, studying for the A+ certification, and looking for entry level tech places that'll take me. I'm a bit tired of crawling through attics and under floors pulling cable, especially with Summer coming up, give me the office work!

So, to put it simply, I'm hoping to get a tech job soon, get my A+ computer cert, and maybe learn some new skills. My GF's dad is opening a T-shirt printing business in Orange County and has a client that needs tons of video editing done, so I might start learning that with the free time I have.


Edit:
Ayy I did it!
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