Confess: What Job Did You Want as a Kid?


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The other thread got me thinkin' (oh noes!), so I'm taking a quick break from webwork, and gonna ask:

As a kid, what job did you want when you "grew up?" (No more than three - I know my job desires changed a few times when I was a child.)

1.) Comic Book Artist
2.) Veterinarian
3.) Horticulturist


Movie director(10 years old)
Rock Star(13 Years old)
Drug Dealer(17-25)

Dark Archive

There was just one for me, started when I was in elementary school...

A Rockstar.

Never panned out for me though.


1. Novelist
2. Animator
3. Waiter on a flying pirate ship restaurant

Liberty's Edge

1) Video game developer.

I sent out demos and even got interviews in '98 at the makers of Descent and TIE Fighter. But, not enough experience.

2) Animator would have been cool. I made memo-pad flipits and entertained people in adjacent desks with them.

3) Astronaut - when I was VERY young. Or at least helping to build the craft.

I still don't know what I really want to do when I grow up.

Dark Archive RPG Superstar 2013 Top 32

1.) Fighter pilot
2.) Neurosurgeon
3.) Astrophysicist (I'm still holding on to this one, dammit!)

Grand Lodge

I wanted to play professional soccer. I gave that one up when I turned 12 or so. I also wanted to be a policeman, and to drive trains. Nothing of that happened either.


I wanted to be a lot of things.
-Archaeologist
-Forester
-Actor
-Musician
-Illustrator
-Writer

Most of all, though:
-Ninja Turtle (before the internet ninja craze; this was when it still meant something)


1) Tank Commander
2) Forest ranger
3) Author

Liberty's Edge

1. A radio host (could still do it, too!)
2. A ninja
3. I wanted to be a special agent for the US government. Basically the guys from the Time Crisis arcade games.

Liberty's Edge

1. Baker

2. Amusement Park Manager

3. Actor


1. A necromancer (*sniff* My dream still has not come true. I am still a shaman)
2. A murderer (Dreams can come true!!!)
3. A llama (They have secret mystical powers!)

Scarab Sages

1. A writer
2. An explorer
3. The guy who builds Terminators and other cool robots.

Liberty's Edge

1. An eccentric recluse (halfway there already)
2. A trash collector
3. An archaeologist
4. An enigmatic stranger

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

1.rockstar
2.breakdancer
3.shaolin monk
4.alien

oops, that's more than 3 but I think #4 is included in all of them!

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber
Sayler Van Merlin wrote:

1.rockstar

2.breakdancer
3.shaolin monk
4.alien

oops, that's more than 3 but I think #4 is included in all of them!

I'm doing pretty good with #4 and i haven't given up hope for the others!


I forgot Pornstar!

Dark Archive

1) Priest
2) Doctor
3) Lawyer
4) Superhero

Not necessarily in that order.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber
Tobus Neth wrote:
I forgot Pornstar!

---rockstar is basically that but cooler! ;)

Paizo Employee Sales Associate

1) Rock Star.

2) Comedian (Johnny Carson, to be specific)

3) Fire truck. I don't get it either.


#1: Pizza Maker
#2: Egyptologist
#3: Basketball Player


Intergalatic Bounty Hunter and Nobel Laureate

(yeah, at the same time)


1) Vet
2) Paleontologist
3) Novelist

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Companion, Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, Pawns Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Charter Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

1) Writer
2) Teacher
3) Paleontologist

I made the first two, and I sometimes get to teach about dinosaurs. I win. :)

Dark Archive Bella Sara Charter Superscriber

1. Lawyer
2. Judge
3. Politician

Evil from the start...


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook Subscriber

1. Dentist (influenced by the Rudolf the Rednose reindeer cartoon)
2. Baseball player (unfortunately no talent)
3. Scientist (kids can be so generic)


waltero wrote:

1. Dentist (influenced by the Rudolf the Rednose reindeer cartoon)

2. Baseball player (unfortunately no talent)
3. Scientist (kids can be so generic)

To be honest I've never heard of someone who, when young, dreamed of being a dentist.


i just wanted to be a kid and enjoy life.


Vulcanologist


1. Comic book artist

2. Artist for DnD/TSR


1. Game Programmer
2. Ninja
3. Mathematician


Soldier (Age 3: i was a product of the the vietnam war on tv)

i retire from the army after 22 years in december.

its the only thing i ever wanted to do, and now that its done, i dont know what to do.


donnald johnson wrote:

Soldier (Age 3: i was a product of the the vietnam war on tv)

i retire from the army after 22 years in december.

its the only thing i ever wanted to do, and now that its done, i dont know what to do.

Open a game store.

Scarab Sages RPG Superstar 2011 Top 32

Batman.


1. Archaeologist
1. Lawyer
2. Judge

Fizz

The Exchange RPG Superstar 2011 Top 32

1. Astronaut
2. Writer
3. Policeman

... Eh. Close enough.

Ninja Edit: Crap! Forgot about my desire to be an archaeologist. Or a historian. Or a history teacher. I just wanted to do stuff with Ancient Egypt and Greece.

The Exchange

1. Astronaut
2. Wizard
3. Aqua man

RPG Superstar 2009 Top 8

1. Video game programmer (Age 10)
2. Video game programmer (Age 13)
3. Video game programmer (Age 16-)

I'm pretty straight forward.


I wanted to be an astronaut most of my young life, until my allergist crushed my dreams (thanks for that) with the stony boot heel of reality.

So:
1. Astronaut
2. Vice President
3. God

The Exchange

I didn't want one. And I still don't.


1. Artist

2 Puppeteer

3. Archeologist


1. Jubilee or Rogue, so I could hang out with Wolverine and save his life a couple of times.

2. A vet

3. A zoo vet so I could touch tigers and snuggle with bears!


1) Chemist
2) Superhero
3) Emperor of the world


1. actress
2. fire fighter
3. ice cream truck driver (I have no idea why)

Liberty's Edge

1) Superman
2) Rockstar
3) Disc Jockey


Fatespinner wrote:

1.) Fighter pilot

Thats my vote. I still want to be one.

I always wanted to flex my oiled body on the beach during a volleyball game to the song "Playing with the boys".


1. Motorcycle racer
2. Illustrator
3. Wandering martial artist (OK, so I played too much Streetfighter in the 90s!)


1. Writer
2. Game Designer
3. Campaign Setting Designer (seriously).

Ended up as a dentist *sighs* Can I say? BOOOORING!


I must confess, I did what I wanted to do as a child. I was a firefighter/paramedic, until a back injury made me change careers. Not many people get to do their childhood dream. While the job did make me extremely cynical, it gave me skills that I use today in my job, and life. I wouldnt change a thing (except avoid the back injury)


dngnb8 wrote:
until a back injury made me change careers

Sucks. :( The leading cause of ousted FF/EMT's. There is a serious upside to the bariatric surgery fad.

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