Hello there! My name is Dominik, but I am known in certain areas as Belthazzar, hence the nickname. I am from Slovakia and Im studying on Masaryks University, in Czech Republic first year of informatics.
Ive been reading these forums for couple hours today and so I decided this thread is great to make my first post :)
Since very end of the year, I have discovered guy named Carlos Xuma, while googling "Why all girls refuse me" and his book about dating and being "alpha" which is idea I really liked and so decided to become one of this kind of population. Thats why Im setting up some goals a bit higher.
1. Pass smoothly to the second year of college.
I guess most important on the list and only one I find
unthinkable to not fulfill.
Lose my virginity with someone I can proudly call "a girlfriend"
I was chasing down a single girl for 4 years so far, so I couldn't
"get laid" while on high school. And I refuse to lose it to some drunk
hoe at the party. But hey, Im just 18 years old, so no worries.
3. Get into shape.
It means enough muscle mass to feel attractive without shirt on the beach
and lose 10-15kg of fat. This is more short-term, since I want to do it till summer to fully enjoy it :P I already signed up for gym and swimming and
I reduced calories intake by 30% so far without worrying about random pizza threw in. Great thing is that one of my best friends decided to do same thing
so we can support each other.
4. Buy my own car.
Ultimate financial target. Well, ultimate is to earn enough to buy an apartment and become rich enough my dear parents wont have to
pay for my stuff. Main thing is that I want to do it my way. For my own work.
Because I have natural problems with autorities :D. But I think my projects will
give me more money then some random freshman part-time job. What are they? Game development for iPhones!
5. and 6. are tied together, so...
Make a movie and make it good enought to win local short-movie festival.
I have enrolled "Basics of film-making" this semester, since movies are my second biggest hobby, where first part is about writting script and, in second semester, we will make them. From about ~30-40 scripts, only about 20 got approved for second semester, mine was one of them, so yay, and teacher said that usually just half gets finished. So I want to be in the higher half. And course is finished by short-movie festival, where best one is picked. And I want mine to be the best. (I hope this will also increase my abilities as a story teller in the games, since my biggest game design idols are Hideo Kojima and Chris Metzen)
7. Win huge World of Warcraft TCG event.
I am currently one of local champions (but not best), but I can feel I have potential to be the one who wins either Realms (4 countries - tournament),
DMFs (once-every-two-months world event, always in different city), Nationals (national championship) or even Continentals (European championship). Wish me luck :)
8. Travel to either E3 or Leipzig for Games Convention.
I am huge gamer, my life-goal is to be the best Game Designer. And I want to meet those people, shake their hands and sit down for a chat. I hope that till this point, Ill have success on iOS platform and so, Ill have some minor recognision as a game designer, which instantly brings topics to talk about with those people.
9. Read some of the books.
Its mostly classic I skipped on high school and I regret. My main goals currently are Puzo's Godfather, Dostojevskij's Idiot and Heller's Catch 22 (and my huge embarassement in geek society, Lord of the Rings trilogy).
10. Quit bitting my nails.
Its damn annyoing... and I just cant stop doing it :D
Last edited by Belthazzar; 12-26-2010 at 01:33 AM.