I wouldn't mind winning GR before I'm done. All round I think I can be better and do better than even my last world title reign so I'd like to take a crack at beating my own records.
Honestly, probably never. He's not worth my time or interest; I get he wants a match or a feud but ripping off someone else's shtick to grab their attention is the wrong way to go about it. It's best that his idea of "Ace" is just contained to himself; nobody else give him attention or it becoming part of the script. Hopefully then the idea will fuck off and die but then again, I'm also sure he's Asperger as fuck so it will keep going.
Nah, I've never been invested enough in Marvel/DC to have a favourite character. Always enjoyed the movies and I'm a big fan of the general work of Tom Holland and muh boy Chris Hemsworth.
The original series is still my favourite of the entire franchise. I just loved the simplicity of it, it was brilliantly written and I absolutely loved the humour of it. Z is always going to be nostalgic and I enjoy binging it once every now and then. I could never get into GT and I really don't care for it.
Big fan of older anime series. Cowboy Bebop, Neon Genesis, Mobile Suit Gundam etc. Big fan of the classic movies too like Akira and Ghost in the Shell.
1. I'm quite well, thank you.
2. Good. Working well, working hard.
3. Weather is fucked aye.
4. "Cam Killed Me"
5. Funnest? Can you even English? Few friends and I hired a few camper jeeps and traveled straight across Australia and back in 2013; right through the outback. That was fun.
6. I always roll my sleeves up except for winter coats. Knitwear, hoodies, jackets, always roll the sleeves up; I've always just found it far more comfortable.
7. I don't really look up to anyone in my general life but for my career there's a few. Ivan Chermayeff and Tom Geismar are the innovators of modern logo design so I follow their work and I try to adopt their beliefs. Sagi Haviv is the protege who continues their style and approach to design. Michael Beirut is basically the best designer in the world today and I love his perspective on the industry. Lastly, working under Richard Henderson in Melbourne (2000 Olympics logo, MCG logo on the GR poster too) gave an opportunity and forever shaped my career. I owe so much to him that I hope so I hope I get some opportunity to repay him.
8. Reliable. I've always been that. Need something done? I can do it. Need someone to listen? I can do it. I've always been a pretty supportive person for my friends and family.
9. I did a small trip to New Zealand last year and just drove around south island for a week by myself. It was a real relaxing break from everything.
10. I'm starting to realise that more and more lately.
11. Nah. I'm sure there's some from the peak of the Cold War that have legs to them given the global political climate at the time though.
12. Depends on who you ask haha. I still watch the Dragon Ball series, still watch wrestling etc.
13. I'm not sure tbh.
14. Never. At worst I've chipped the edge of a phone. Never had a smashed screen, never had any problem whatsoever.
15. I was and that comes down to never really having my eye on it realistically until the week itself. I started promoing and was expecting myself to trail off mid week. The moment I got stuck into it, I felt as if this was something that I really did want to chase.
16. Of course!
17. Yeah sure. You can win it from me at Pain For Pride NEXT year. I'm breaking my own records.
18. ha. please.
19. Because I ain't fucking fit to be a dad. That boy would be scarred for life.
20. Because he gives me hope and optimism for the future.
I think a lot of the regrets come down to his ego getting the best of him as he chased the World Heavyweight Championship and even well after it.
I can't complain. I held it longer than anyone should realistically hold a World Championship and it's probably unlikely anyone will hold a title for that long again. If there's anything I would have changed, it would have been a better writer managing it. I felt the O'Hara character suffered from being forced into what felt like a more "unnatural" position and being shifted back and forth between the heel and face dynamic without any logic.
It's fantastic. The tension is gone, nobody walks on eggshells, there isn't pointless and childish bickering. The quality of everything from promos to the writing of matches hasn't suffered at all.
So oddly I started doing GFX because I used a program called Google Sketchup to replicate WWE stages and needed to use photoshop to create the textures for the models. That expanded to signatures and avatars on forums and then design leagues and shit. I think my advice would be to learn the basic principles of design. Contrast, hierarchy, balance, proximity, repetition etc. It doesn't matter what pathway someone takes in the design industry, these principles still apply as they're universal in the industry.
I wouldn't say its changed, its just grown. It might sound shitty but when you did come back I didn't really care because as far as I knew I was one foot out, ya know? When everything did settle that opinion did start to take some shape. Nothing but love and respect for you dude.
An extended feud with Noah, Viz, Myles, Kass are right up there.
Favourite poster uhhhh, I'm not sure. I've had a fucking lot over the years. I did like the Reckless Wiring one from 2015 and its one that I'll probably reuse at some point. Pain For Pride 10 was aesthetically pleasing too.
PFP 12 will be the goat. I'm sure of it.
Fighting Spirit last year was amazing. The Iron Fist style approach was incredibly well done.
Motion Graphics class was pretty spectacular. Being able to toy around with After Effects as well as Cinema 4D to put together a title sequence. Scored 93% overall for the unit. Also studied Advertising and I use "studied" lightly because I never went to any classes, did everything last minute and scored an almost perfect semester on it.
Probably Road to Redemption 2016 through to Grand Rampage 2017. Having lost CITV I was really hoping I would, in turn, get a solid World title run. When it only lasted 3 months and I was overlooked for Vic Vendetta and Aren, I really became fucking bitter. I started becoming super vocal about it to everyone and I absolutely backed it up with promos; I felt unstoppable. I felt it set the standard I have when I promo period but also set a new standard for me to meet in and around the top level.
Pretty much yeah self taught. Self taught in basically everything I work with. Going to uni certainly helped me understand how to better use them and improve my design work.
King of Elite 2017 was something special. It was one of those moments where the chat really stuck around until the final match, the writing was excellent and it felt like everyone was truly invested in it.
My advice would be to get in early and try and control the narrative. Put your opponent/s on the back foot early, get them focused on the points that you know you can work with.
Going to California; absolutely fucking love it.
I take my time. It's pretty normal to get started in the morning and then slowly work on it across the day - 5 minutes here and there - before finalising it at night. It's never been a case of not being able to pump out promos quickly, I just feel I'm able to maintain quality consistency by taking my time.
Yeah I've been to America a few times, England once, New Zealand a few times, Indonesia once.
My hope and optimism more so lies in it feels - in my opinion at least - the league is moving into a new era and every era has its stars, its legends. After his MVP season it's hard to not believe he has every chance at being the Brady of this next era. That said, he plays for the fucking Chiefs and I'm conditioned to expect everything to go very bad, very quickly and just be disappointed.