This weekend has been a good one for me because I spent it alone with only 1 dog & 3 cats for close company, just like I did back in late-2016 (September 30th - October 3rd) & this time, I not only watched RWBY Volume 1 (1:30) & Red Vs. Blue Season 14 (6:00) on Saturday & the 2017 Power Rangers movie (8:00) on Sunday, but I also got more in touch with a part of myself in nature (clothes-free) as well, that & along with reading the 1st RWBY manga anthology book, doing target practice with my water launcher & slingshot & watching some random videos on YouTube, some of which were Jackass related (which takes me back to my last long weekend at home when I watched Seasons 4 & 5 of Viva La Bam on the Saturday & Sunday evenings), & this weekend (for me) has given me a clear perspective of how this summer will be like for me & what I want to have more of in my everyday life in terms of friendship & love, as well as the certain things (such as some MTV related shows like Ridiculousness) that I had an interest in a long time ago that I want to do more of as well
3 weeks agoShiroMori
I have been out of school for 2 months and I have done nothing with my free time. I need to get started with something. For the past 2 weeks I have been getting back into sculpting but my motivation has been dwindling. So I have come to the conclusion that I should start documenting my projects in hopes that doing so I can find the motivation to continue. Starting today May 30, 2018 I will be posting daily entries on the site about my continuing projects.
Day 1: Agent Carolina
I just finished painting the base layer for Carolina. She is 18cm tall and made from Sculpey Polymer clay. Carolina marks my 4th try at a human face, I am very proud of the outcome. I also started my next project Agent Washington. He is currently in the early stages but hopefully by tomorrow he’ll be more recognisable.
I don't know how to attach images to a journal so here are the links to my album.
3 weeks agoLobby44
I wanted to post this somewhere and to people who would understand so here we go.
I've been watching RvB off and on since Season 3 started. I would binge a couple seasons, catch up to whatever season was new, take a break for a couple years, go back, binge from the beginning, etc, etc. I love the show. It is one of my favorite journeys to go on time and time again.
It had been a while since I watched, so I decided to pick it back up. I had started the Chorus Trilogy when Season 13 started airing, but never finished it. Tonight I did and wow...I'm speechless...
Epsilon...You'll be missed. Truly a hero. I can't really put into words yet how I feel. I'm sad at the way he had to go, but I don't feel like it should have or could have ended any other way.
3 weeks agoPaul-1122
Due to my growing interest in Red Vs. Blue (since late-2016), I've decided to play more Halo (through Reach & the Master Chief Collection) during my spare time at home & while I decided to switch to a Steel/Violet armor colour sheme for Halo 2, 3 & 4 (on the MCC) & a Cobalt/Cyan armor colour schele for Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer, I'll still stick to my classic Red/Gold armor colour scheme for Halo 2, 3, ODST, Reach & 4 like I've done since I started to get more into Halo right around Grade 10 (2007 - 2008) back when I started High School, & of course for Halo 5, I'll stick to the Black/Purple colour scheme for that as well & for June, I'm gonna play through the 1st 3 Halo games for a week (Combat evolved on Monday night, 2 for Wednesday night & 3 for Friday night) & when I do, I'll use my original Halo campaign playlists & have a hydro monster (Melon Manic for #1, Tropical Thunder for #2 & Mean Green for #3) to get set-up for how I plan to make the most of my free time at home over the summer more exciting & to help out with what else I expect to do more of in the future in order to move ahead.
1 month agoPaul-1122
After I see Avengers: Infinity War on the weekend, I plan to make the mid-to-late parts of my 2018 year turn out like my post-grad year (2011) but with more to it, & a couple of main examples of what I want more of for this year include my 8-year interest in Jackass (due to the Action Point movie coming out in June which stars Knoxville & Pontius) as well as combining my interest in both Smosh (which I've had since 2013) & Rooster Teeth (which I've had since 2016) along with continuing to watch through the 16th season of Red Vs. Blue known as "The Shisno Paradox" on Sundays, & also throughout the early parts of this year (since January) I've focused a part of my attention on Jumanji due to "Welcome To The Jungle" being released in December of last year & due to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom coming out in June, I'll be shifting my attention on Jurassic Park for a while & hopefully go visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum (in Drumheller) again before that, & also with wanting to have more visits at CrossIron this year than I did lat year, there's a lot to it that I hope to have with it just like I did during 2011, such as my interest in Bass Pro Shops & other good stores (like Coles, EB Games & Hot Topic) that I've favoured over the years, & with my everyday life I still intend to keep the theme for me wanting to move forward & not looking back on any form of bad past memories while at the same time meeting & making new friends & it's through a part of my interest in Rooster Teeth (primarily Red Vs. Blue & RWBY) will greatly help me out with this.
2 months agoGrisellJumpTJD
Soooooo,I have been working on a story/description for my main RWBY OC.
Still needs some tweaks here and there and my OC is similar to my other OC from the Scavengers Of The Scarlet Wastes web series.
Without further ado
Brock Holden (Named after late Australian motorsport legend Peter Brock and GM Holden who no longer manufactures in Australia)
Golden Brown in hair colour.
Brockzilla,Rooman,King of the mountain.
Member/ Guardian of the Order of the Silver Eyed Warrior!
Age: In his 20’s
Height: 182cm tall
Clothing: Business suit,mechanic shirt,white shirt,jeans,sneakers.
Alumni of Beacon Academy with some extra training through Atlas.
Race: Kangaroo (Kangaroo faunus father,human mother)
Kangaroo ears,instinct,strength and agility whilst still looking human like with silver eyes which are disguised by use of contacts
Robotic and weapons expert who worked with Ironwood in the build of Yang's prosthetic arm and Project PENNY in Atlas.
Semblance: Ability to release his aura to increase his strength similar to the way Yang releases hers.
Semblance also usable in conjunction with his mech suit. (Example: Wearing his mech suit during higher level battle).
Weapons: Prosthetic arms with weapon capabilities which can turn into light swords with side arms on his belt.
Most parts of his body are augmented.
High impact bullets with specially engineered dust.
Prototype power suit inspired by our world’s Iron Man and legendary bushranger Ned Kelly designed and made by Brock himself with weapons powered by specially engineered dust and an ability to fly at up to Mach 5 with power output which can be increased through his semblance.
Red with black racing stripe and white 05 on both shoulders nicknamed FlyRoo. (Based off QANTAS flying kangaroo logo)
Personality: Gets excited but will stand his ground against the Grimm and can beat you down in a fight using his weaponry or his mech suit in ground or sky battles.
His trait is also that he has the ability to jump higher than normal.
Very adventurous as he loves testing his creations in the field.
Trained at Beacon,Leader of Team BLZE (Brock,Leon,Zoe,Esther) and trained with guidance of General Ironwood where he met Winter Schnee in Atlas studying warfare,weaponry and robotics few months after graduating from Beacon before moving back to Menagerie with Esther.
Born in Menagerie, Brock’s life was a tough one as he was always making weapons out of scrap metal and parts he found around the village or from travellers.
He is best friends with Leon since they were little.
He is also a family friend of the Belladonna’s especially Blake and can be called upon when needed!
He had his arms amputated after an accident while working on an invention which malfunctioned and attacked him unannounced slicing his arms from above the elbow.
Doctors and surgeons in Atlas replaced his now non existent arms with specially made augments which allow Brock to activate swords from his wrists similar to Tucker from Red vs. Blue or Adam from Deus Ex.
The mech suit is one of a kind and uses the same technology as a paladin in wearable scale and also allows Brock to increase strength and is capable of flight. (The flying kangaroo)
Morrise and Melanie Holden both hailed from Vacuo and settled in Menagerie a year before Brock was born.
I'm still working on this.
Introductory from him.
Oh! I didn't see you there. The name's Holden,Brock Holden and this beauty here is my specialised suit I nick named FlyRoo which is kinda like the paladin and the android soldiers from Atlas but in wearable scale.
Some of you know me best as the leader of BLZE alongside my friend Leon,his girlfriend Zoe and my partner Esther but I’ll talk more on the team later.
I am a kangaroo faunus and no that’s not a gun. *releases Tweed from holster on table* This is a gun!!...oh and it’s also a bat!!
I was born in Menagerie to a faunus father and human mother.
My father Morrise was a CEO for a local subcontractor business with the Schnee Dust Company in Vacauo and my mother Melanie worked for a company that did repair works on the CTT towers around Remnant where one day they met in Vacauo,feel in love,married,moved to Menagerie and then had me!!
It has been a tough childhood as we had to fight off Grimm and one day being the inventive kid that I was,I created a great invention which right out of the blue,malfunctioned and sliced both my arms above the elbow.
Lucky for me,My parents knew the best doctors and robotics experts in Atlas where I met General Ironwood who I would later in my life work with (even though I am a faunus). The augments they gave me were so cool that I was able to upgrade them down the track when I started studying at Beacon.
It hasn’t been an easy road being a faunus though even with that fool Adam trying to shove his agenda of payback in play
Where did I meet my awesome team?
At Beacon Academy where Professor Port loved talking about himself and my best friend was attending as well which was a bonus
How I met Esther?
She was the most beautiful girl I saw during our test to find an artifact,we locked eyes and when Ozpin announced us as team BLZE,we got excited (me more than usual) and as they say,the rest is history!
Where’s the ammo?
Brock: Should be in the ammo box!
Esther: Not there.
Brock: Huh? It should be unless it’s in the bunker ammo box.
Esther: I’ll check!
Brock: Found the ammo! Someone stashed it in one of the tool boxes.
Well,That's it so far and I would love to hear what your thoughts are as feedback is always a good thing to help improve my project.
Hey I'll be more than happy if my OC is featured in V6 or future volumes of RWBY.
I have a better story of him that I'm working on including a radio/voice over style script coming soon.
And as always,I'll catch you on the wild side of sound!
Bye for now!
2 months agoAgentWashingtub008 Crackpot of Coffee
Okay first let me see if Spoiler tags work here.
Now they do. That's good. Anyway I don't want to tempt fate so I'm going to just write this all in one chunk. So, the social video where they censored all the "spoilers" seemed to say that gods/extra-dimensional beings with immense power are the enemies and there's time-travel probably connected to Loco's time bomb and it is called the Shisno Paradox, SO: I think that the time bomb's energies attracted the attention of these extra dimensional beings which are the same beings that the ancient aliens worshiped and the ones that called humans Shisnos. My guess is the beings are mad that two humans have become Great Warriors (and have activated to planetary spire systems) so they're manipulating the universe in order to "fix" the Great Dishonor of a Shisno being a Great Warrior.
That is my theory. I said it here and now 4/6/2018 ~noon PST.
3 months agoPaul-1122
Ever since August 2007 (before I started High School with Grade 10), I've developed my own lifestyle choice which also doubled as a fan collective (with content such as Transformers, Halo, MARVEL, Yu-Gi-Oh! & many other things) at the same time & through my interest in Red Vs. Blue (due to it being based on Halo) since late-2016, I've been wanting to blend in more of my Rooster Teeth interest (like with RWBY) through not only some of the staff members that I favour but also through some of the other Rooster Teeth shows that I enjoy watching such as Always Open, RT Podcast & On The Spot and just like how I was able to grow more of my fan collective/lifestyle with other things I've found enjoyable (like Jackass, Viva La Bam & Queen Of The Damned) during my post-grad year, 2011 I intend to grow more of my Rooster Teeth interest (beyond Red Vs. Blue & RWBY) & blend it into it, even after over a decade & 8 years after graduating High School, proving that I can still expand it more even though I'm not in my mid-to-late teenage years anymore & stil into my mid-to-late 20's as of 2018 while I'm still continuing to adjust my everyday life in a way that I see fit for not only myself but also for the friends I end up making in the future.
4 months agoPaul-1122
There are many different people who inspire & influence me in a positive way (such as some of the Jackass guys like Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera & Ryan Dunn) & out of some of the Rooster Teeth Staff (since late-2016) it's not just some of the founding fathers (primarily Matt Hullum, Burnie Burns, Gus Sorola, Geoff Ramsey & Joel Heyman) but other notable employees whom I've come to enjoy like Barbara Dunkelman, Gavin Free, Lindsay Jones, Blaine Gibson, Miles Luna & Chris Demarias as well as others too & throughout the times I've watched through the shows that are not Red Vs. Blue or RWBY, such as RT Life, RT Shorts, RT Podcast & Always Open, I've become even more inspired by noy only some of the comedy in them but also some of the important lfe advice from them as well that I've remembered & will always keep in my mind when it comes down to making new friends & dating as well.
4 months agoPaul-1122
Ever since I 1st watched the 24th episode Of RvB season 14 (Red Vs. Blue Vs. Rooster Teeth), I've found Rooster Teeth's other shows (like the RT Podcast, RWBY Chibi, Always Open, Immersion & Million Dollars, But..., along with RT Shorts & RT Animated Adventures) to be entertaining & enjoyable at the same time & Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V (my 3rd main favourite Yu-Gi-Oh! series) represents this fun-loving aspect for me & besides just Red Vs. Blue & RWBY (which are a core part of my Party-Nerd aspect with Rooster Teeth being a strong influential part of it & with Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V being a strong founding part of it), there's a lot of things within the Rooster Teeth community (as in groups & shows) that I view to be exciting & fun to watch & due to me wanting to go to more fun-related parties & eating establishments (in Calgary) that I never tried at before that I can share my experiences with the rest of the RT community from different parts of the world as a positive way for others to take an interest into what I bring to the RT site in a way that's both accepting & swell at the same time.
4 months agoPaul-1122
The inspirational words "keep moving forward" by Monty Oum, the creator of RWBY have been truly inspirational for me with moving forward in my own life & not looking back on any bad past memories at all, & Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's (my 2nd main favourite Yu-Gi-Oh! series) represents this aspect for me & for my post-high school year (2011), that's been a primary thing for me since I wanted to move forward, but keep the best of what I have in my life when it comes down to friends & an everyday life while making it better at the same time, & one aspect of being a part of the Rooster Teeth community is to not only find out any news on what's-to-come next with my favourite Rooster Teeth series (like Red Vs. Blue & RWBY) but to move forward by being a part of a community that's welcome for new members (like myself) who haven't been into Rooster Teeth since it's early days when RvB made it what it is today.
4 months agoPaul-1122
Ever since Late-2016, I've developed a lifestyle choice for Party-Lovers & Nerds alike (which I've created both a group & page on Facebook that revolves around it) & both Red Vs. Blue & RWBY (alongside Power Rangers) are primary founding elements of since I consider Rooster Teeth to be an influential part of it all, aside from doing other fun stuff (new & old) to expand it such as going quadding, axe-throwing & watching other fun, party-related movies & tv shows (& listening to new music too), along with going to new eating establishments (in Calgary) that I haven't been at before & going to any anime & comic book related conventions (& parties) in the future in order to extend the Party-Nerd aspect that I'll continue to embrace for the remainder of 2018 & the future that lies ahead when I make new friends who are into some or most of the same things that I have a strong interest in (& had for years).
4 months agoMystery_Talk
I have been working on my newest show that I based off of RvB as well the entire halo franchise. Named dead9006 and I have encountered a few issues along the way, most of which are that my story doesn't have enough emotion like in RvB. For example when the director of project freelancer cant handle living in a world without his wife. It's the perfect story to jerk some tears but i can't figure out how to recreate that, I believe the issue may be in the lack of character development. I just don't know.
7 months agoDakotaKemp
Whew, finally finished with training and received my commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. It's been a strenuous six months, but I've got a bit of free time back in my life again. Guess it's time to catch up on some RvB and RWBY! Thanks for the good entertainment, RT!
8 months agokeishahanes
Does anyone know if RoosterTeeth is planning on making a 16th season of RVB?? I hope they do! It can't just end like this! I have so many questions! Do Wash and Carolina get together? Does the team ever return home to Blood Gulch? Do they ever make a home somewhere else? What about Wash, will he recover and be able to talk or will he be like another Maine? Do Jensen and Palomo get together? Do they ever find the original Church/Alpha AI?
What happened to all the kids Tucker sired?!Answer me!!!!!
9 months agoAgentWashingtub008 Crackpot of Coffee
Grab yourself an elongated mug with too much coffee and your factory defect knives, it’s time for another FUNboxing!
But before we get any farther I want to talk a bit about the reason it is late. Our nation is being affected in every corner by natural disasters. Harvey, Irma, and Jaun are still causing problems a whole lot bigger than delayed mail. The northwest is really being hit by forest fires too. I’m in the Seattle area and we’ve had 3 solid weeks of smog and a few days of ash falling from the sky. Now and for the next while it is important that we support each other. If you are in an immediately effected area or not, both maintain yourself and giving to the relief groups of our country are the best ways to do so. Give what you can, if that’s time, monetary donations, and/or volunteering. The Red Cross, food banks, and the Humane Society are examples of groups heavily involved and highly beneficial. If you don’t know how to give directly, businesses are doing some of the hard work. Just the other day I donated on my grocery bill. RT and other online entities are also giving you easy ways to find and donate to the right organizations. Watching this week’s Burnie Vlog alone (<14 minutes) will contribute to disaster relief. Thank you for listening to a guy who usually just makes stupid jokes talk about the serious things going right now. The contents of this box are very coincidental and while I’m going to go about this FUNboxing like I would any other I just want to make clear no one is making light of recent events. This is the best way I know how to address that.
Now with complete respect to the previous statements, let’s get on with the FUNboxing!
The theme for this month’s box was Survival and by extension Day 5. The letter was a nice one written by Josh Flanagan focused on all the uses of the following items in the event of world ending disaster.
The first item to pop out is the Day 5 Sandman’s Oasis T-shirt.
I still have not watched Day 5. It has yet to stir interest in me through advertisments or the light word-of-mouth I’ve been exposed to. I’m sure it is a good show, just not my speed (as I said last summer). So, just on the level of a cool looking shirt I can say:
I like it. It’s simple but clearly there was effort put into it. The shirt glows in the dark apparently and that will be fun to look at once it’s out of the wash.
This, the AHWU Bad Decision Repair Kit, is something I expect to see everywhere next RTX.
And not just because of the belt loop on the back.
There’s actually enough handy things in here and there’s enough space to customize it you your specific needs. I for instance will probably add more simple band-aids and include some tooth picks.
By far my favorite item in the box is the Headlight Fluid Flask. I like the Double Gold branded items a lot (like the hat and wristbands) but my absolute favorite things are the items that are deeper references just presented simply (the #StopDolphinPoaching beach ball for instance). The idea itself is hilarious, who would believe in Headlight Fluid? But having a red container of it for the red team is the best (more Red vs Blue items please) and it’s also a joke popularized by Gavin and the RTAA where he fell for the lie (sort of). So yes, this item is both a deep reference and RvB so it has moved up to the top of my list for great items.
This Dragon Grimm sticker is plenty cool itself. I’m not sure what to do with it so far but it’s cool enough that I have a few ideas. Also, if anyone knows what the text in Japanese (?) says, sharing is caring…
I got a signed RT Gold Card this month with a signature I can’t quite make out, but it’s still really awesome to get. By the way the description on the back of the card is what actually might get me into Day 5. I don’t know how accurate it is, but I might give episode 1 a shot sometime now.
The next item is this Day 5 rechargeable flashlight. It’s one of those ones without a cord or battery where you have to pump the little trigger. It’s something that’s good to have for sure and might just find its way into my car for utility.
For those of you who are interested, this month we got a game code for Serial Cleaner. It’s a cool sounding game where you clean up after The Mob. Haven’t looked into it yet.
Last but not least, the Gold Pin of the month is the Geoff Ramsey “Fallout” pin. A good twist on the real design and with all the Fallout Shelter Geoff plays it’s fun too.
And that’s this August’s box. It follows theme really well and even if it’s not my my favorite thing over all, it does have one of the best things I’ve gotten in a box yet. I don’t mean to keep going on with this but I’ve got two (three) huge RvB based projects going on right now (my season 14 review is nearly done, the rewrites on Rec0very, and something else) and this little bottle has got a minor essay starting in my head. Other than my little niche, this is a nice box of cool nerd stuff.
As always, I can’t wait for the next one.
Talk you y’all soon.
10 months agoKinKiyoshi
So im just walking right, In my blueish-green, seafoam armor around my post, when i see something shining close to me on a pedestal. I swear i was not hallucinating, as it was almost the color of my armor! So i pick it up, and it turns off. Now this may seem like thats all that happned but in reality, it turned back on when i lowered it (It scared the bejeesus outta me btw!) And i never would have thought that i would see that. Well that being a sword that almost looks like its from another planet. Anyway me being the clueless guy i am bring it to Joannes (Its pronounced Jones btw, i dont really think people know that except me and him) He says those are super rare and im something called a "Warden" I dont really get it either but lets hope the reds dont see this, i dont want to give it up at the next surrender... Anyway this is Private Kiyoshi signing off!
1 year agoJamesRonald
Yooka Laylee Tribalstack Tropics is an amazing song so today on Epic Game Music DexTheSwede and I made a version of Tribalstack Tropics from Yooka Laylee. The Yooka Laylee OST was composed Grant Kirkhope, David Wise and Steve Burke. This is a remix of a song titled Tribalstack Tropics.
Yooka-Laylee is an all-new open-world platformer from key creative talent behind the Banjo-Kazooie and Donkey Kong Country games!
Explore huge, beautiful worlds, meet (and beat) an unforgettable cast of characters and horde a vault-load of shiny collectibles as buddy-duo Yooka (the green one) and Laylee (the wisecracking bat with the big nose) embark on an epic adventure to thwart corporate creep Capital B and his devious scheme to absorb all the world’s books… and convert them into pure profit!
Using their arsenal of special moves, our heroes will tackle a huge variety of puzzles and platforming challenges in their search for Pagies, the golden bounty used to unlock — and expand — stunning new worlds, each jammed to the gills with oddball characters, hulking bosses, minecart challenges, arcade games, quiz shows, multiplayer games… and much more!
Yooka-Laylee was funded on Kickstarter in June 2015, raising an incredible £2.1 million from more than 80,000 backers. Yooka-Laylee remains the most funded UK games Kickstarter ever.
Yooka and Laylee venture out from the safety of their home in Shipwreck Creek to explore deep inside the work halls of a baneful business known as the Hivory Towers, to find the "Pagies" needed to explore the mysterious Grand Tomes as the buddy-duo battle to stop Capital B and Dr. Quack from absorbing all the world's literature and converting it into pure profit
Yooka-Laylee is an upcoming platform video game developed by Playtonic Games and published by Team17 for Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. It was originally also in development for Wii U, but was later cancelled in favor of the Switch version due to "unforeseen technical issues".
It is being developed by Playtonic Games, a group of several former key personnel from Rare during the Nintendo 64 era, as a spiritual successor to their game series Banjo-Kazooie and other works. Among them, Banjo-Kazooie staff Chris Sutherland, Steve Mayles, Steven Hurst, and Grant Kirkhope reprise their respective roles. Similar to the title of Banjo-Kazooie being a play on the banjo and kazoo musical instruments, the title of Yooka-Laylee is a play on the ukulele
Epic Game Music is a show that takes all your favorite video game music and remixes the songs into original masterpieces of sonic goodness. Featuring music videos shot in exciting locations to accompany the tones and riffs we all love. From the retro game era to the current console generation Epic Game Music’s guitar covers breathe new life into all corners of gaming music. Join James Ronald as he battles his way across the history of game music with his trusty electric battle guitar of justice!
More About Dex The Swede: A lonely Swedish gamer shares his opinions and stupidity with the rest of the world!
Grant Kirkhope (born 10 July 1962) is a British video game composer. Kirkhope has been nominated for various BAFTA, ASCAP, and IFMCA awards for his contributions to video game music.
Kirkhope is a BAFTA, ASCAP and IFMCA nominated British composer who has created the soundtrack for video games that have sold in excess of 30 million copies. Kirkhope’s score for Viva Piñata was nominated by BAFTA in the Original Score category in its 2007 awards.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning was nominated for Best Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media by the International Film Music Critics Association and in the Cue Awards 2012 for Best Overall Score, Best Video Game Score and Grant was also nominated for Best Break Out Composer.
He was nominated in the 2015 ASCAP Composer’s Choice Awards for his work on “Civilization: Beyond Earth” and also won the Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media 2015 from the International Film Music Critics Association for the same score. Civilization: Beyond Earth also won Best Score: Video Game at the Cue Awards 2015. He was nominated in the 2016 ASCAP Composer’s Choice Awards for his work on Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide and was also nominated for Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media 2016 from the International Film Music Critics Association for the same score. Civilization: Beyond Earth – Rising Tide was also nominated for Best Score: Video Game at the Cue Awards 2016.
Rooster Teeth and Red vs Blue 14th Anniversary Special Post: Issue 2 of the "Red vs Blue: REC0VERY" Speculative "Preposal" Script for a Fan Comic
1 year agoAgentWashingtub008 Crackpot of Coffee
Guys, I can't really describe how important this company and this show (and the community that has formed around it) have become for me. It's a home I can always come back to. It's a sense of continuity no matter where I go. It's been an example and an inspiration for me in my writing and the things dedicated people can create.
So instead of rambling in that vein I'll continue to show you a small thing that I've created in thanks and response to Rooster Teeth and Red vs Blue. I haven't only been sitting on Issue 1 for a while. I plan on finishing the scripts (two more is the most likely scenario) soon, but the back-to-back release of the first half is what I've come up with as my original contribution to the celebration. Who knows what kinds of fun I'll jump into tomorrow with what you all have to offer.
As always your feedback is appreciated.
This is a treatment for a mini-series of comics set around a story of RvB. It is based largely around what I think happened but set in a way trying hard not to confuse continuity. It’s a little hard. This is very informal in that I do not know if it will ever go far beyond this computer. It is a fan work done as an exercise and in appreciation of Rooster Teeth. All comments in note sections are meant to be casual and entertaining. Though a frame story is present it covers the beginning of Agent Washington’s career in the Recovery Program and ends around the same instance that began the BGC and Wash’s full time as RecoveryOne.
Since this is based off of a web-series filmed in Halo, the actual look of things is pretty obvious. It’s Halo (specifically things will all (unless otherwise noted) be Halo 2 style things as that is the armor Freelancers had up until the events of Recovery One where Wash and South were able to get Halo 3 armor from PF or other military sources (and all of the Sim Troopers upgraded around that time too).
If I was doing the art it would be fully and accurately colored people with backgrounds largely shades of one or two colors and important objects being fully colored too. Also I’m thinking heavy lines in a Jack Kirby style or like Lichtenstein. The reason for this pop-art approach is because it hasn’t been done in RvB before, I love it, and I imagine Wash would be a fan. This is his story.
The following notes are present because I don’t know if everyone knows how a comic script works. I certainly didn’t when I first read one (highschool).
I think it would be best if odd pages were on the right, starting with page one on its own, and even pages were on the left. The reveals and paired pages have been designed in this format.
Though I’ll lay out what I plan on panels looking like most of the time, the standard will be a two across and three down grid. Things like how wide or narrow a certain panel is in my mind will be addressed in the Panel Discription. Also, for quick reference I will label panels like this 1-2-1 for page one, panel 2, row 1. That panel would, in the six grid, be in the top right corner. The panel in the bottom left would be labled 1-5-3. This is a spec script, I understand things would change. Speaking with the artist about layouts would determine their final placings.
The phrase “bubble break” means that the dialog is in two seperate comments in connected bubbles but not interrupted by a second speaker.
More Formatting notes:
-Bold things are present to help locate important information.
-Italics will be author notes.
-Things in [Brackets] will be panel or art discriptions.
-Character lines will be presented with the character name above otherwise marked text. If it is a narration box that will be implied after the colon (:). All lines in the panel will be presented in the order they are said/probably should appear in a left-right up-down manner and if a character has multiple lines in a panel, that means multiple bubbles seperted as they have been in the script is intended.
-Bold, italics, or any other format IN a character line is meant to be reflected in the speech bubble.
I see each character as having unique speaking/narration/saying-things-off-page boxes. Here they are, and unless noted for one reason or another I see AI’s having techy-looking font and people having more organic looking ones (like Courier and Times New Roman but other pairs are fine). Also Characters (especially AI) having colors in their speech bubbles is something I’d be fine with but it’s more work and ink than is “necessary.” This list is presented as Text Color on Box Color.
WASH: Yellow on Gray (Perhaps differentiate Past Wash with this and “Present” Wash with Yellow on Light Blue)
INTERVIEWER: White on Olive
DIRECTOR: Light Blue on Black
COUNCILOR: Black on Light Gray (Perhaps a Smoother font)
ALPHA: Light Blue on White (AI)
EPSILON: White on Light Blue (AI)
47-9ER: Gray-Blue on White (I realize there’s a lot of blues here but that’s half the show)
FLORIDA/FLOWERS: Black on Cyan/Aqua
FILSS: Blue on Black (AI)
WYOMING: Black on White (with a “British” font (Copperplate Gothic Light?))
HARGROVE: Dark Gray on White
TEX: White on Black (AI (Wash knows so why not?))
OMEGA: Purple on Gray (AI)
DELTA: Light Green on Dark Green (AI)
GAMMA: Light Green on Light Blue (AI (maybe even more computer (pixely)))
SIGMA: Red on Orange (AI)
THETA: Red Pink on Blue Purple (AI)
ETA: Aqua on Yellow (AI)
IOTA: Yellow on Aqua (AI)
MAINE: Brown on White
YORK: Silver on Gold
CAROLINA: Silver on Aqua
NORTH: Green on Violet
SOUTH: Lime on Lavender
CONNIE: Light Gray on Brown
VIRGINIA: Tan on Navy
WEST: Brown on Navy
INDIGNAT MECHANIC: Rose Pink on White
RECOVERY FORCES: Their Accent Color on Dark Gray
PROJECT FREELANCER TROOPERS: Standard Black on White (they’re not really all that important)
And that, roughly two pages in, should cover what I’d like to. Now we can get to the actual script. Yay!
This issue is about a few departures and how Wash was left in the middle of things (and a few other things about loneliness and being left behind) so what I imagine as the cover is a large white background with Wash (Gray suit) standing in the center (looking down?) with Alpha (as just light blue outlines over white) as his shadow off to the left (Wash’s right) and Wyoming to the right (Wash’s left) and they both are facing away from him.
Obviously if the artist or others involved reads the issue and has a cool idea, we can work with that too,
As with the last issue this page starts on the first right page after the cover and something (a recap maybe or a cool thematic image) on the left inside of the cover So all pages are odds on the right, evens on the left. If there’s ads, just put them around non-splashpages or so they don’t ruin a reveal if they don’t have to.
[Page 1 is like the last first page, focusing on the conversation happening “now” between the INTERVIEWER and WASH (Blue suit and obscured face if his helmet is off (and I’m more leaning towards this option for a “twist” in the final panel of the final issue)).
Remember the room is a simple interview room from the USNC (I don’t know why but I always envision red-ish lighting but as long as it’s military I’m cool). On the single table is a bunch of space future equivalents of tape recorders and casefiles. There is a two-way mirror in a spot where (theoretically) someone could watch Wash but we don’t get any angles where we see his reflection (because of the twist).]
[This panel is the top third of the page and WASH should be looking just a bit bored (twiddling his thumbs or messing with the documents.]
The next major recording of note is a little later and I believe it indicates things settled rather quickly, especially when it came to putting the Alpha into his safe location. Would you agree?
I can’t be too helpful here. The Alpha was always kept in the dark, but after the break-in they put him in isolation. Apparently he was lethargic after brief contact with Tex-
[Interrupting WASH] Agent Texas was able to make contact with the Alpha during the break-in? Why didn’t she take him?
Only The Alpha and Texas fully understand each other. If she left him alone then the reason was good, I assure you.
Panels 2 and 3 split what remains of the page in half (vertically).
[This narrow panel is over the shoulder of the INTERVIEWER]
And yet, she went to Blood Gulch…
[Flip shot over WASH’s shoulder]
You’re getting ahead of yourself. A lot of things changed between the break-in and Blood Gulch.
[Another montage page. As the Director and Councilor talk, a scene of ALPHA running through a maze occurs where he once again slowly turns into EPSILON (becoming more light-blue and white than white and light blue). His movements are purposeful, but he seems scared as well.]
When will he be ready?
He is still preparing and we are running tests to make sure he even will be ready.
The timeline is murky. At the moment there are just too many possible avenues to pin it down.
We need him moved soon.
As soon as we can be sure things will go as planned, he will.
[EPSILON turns around a corner and the shot switches to a front-on of WASH coming around a corner of a concrete wall in snow only to duck back immediately because of gunfire.]
I think I’m pinned down.
47-9’er: [over the radio]
[I see this panel as wider than the following one in the row. A wide shot of Sidewinder full of troops, vehicles, and cover, like the opening of Reconstruction. In the back you can just see WASH peeking out from behind a piece of the cover. A tank is aiming at WASH.]
FILSS: [over PA]
Tank Lambda-zero-zero-eight firing main cannon.
[WASH is engulfed in a tank-round sized glob of the pink paint from the training sessions in season 9]
Son of a bitch.
[The remainder of the page is a less-far-out shot of everyone abandoning their equipment and filing inside the MoI.]
FILSS: [Still over PA (in a text box in the top left corner)]
The simulation is now over, please proceed to your next duties.
[TITLES AND CREDITS are in the center or bottom left corner]
FILSS: [bottom right corner]
Will someone please help Agent Washington out of the paint?
[Back to the six-grid (sort of) and the first panel is of WASH in a room with a screen preferably. I want this to feel like the flashback from Recovery One where Wash and the Councilor talked through the glass wall. He’s alone and flicking off some of the paint.]
I hate that stuff…
[The sound of a radio going off and the COUNCILOR come on the screen. WASH acknowledges this but does not exactly stand at attention either.]
Agent Washington, how are you doing with your special training?
I am doing fine. It’s an adjustment.
[A shot of the screen with the COUNCILOR obviously probing, WASH’s line comes from the POV]
Would you say it is difficult to work on your own after all of the time with the team?
Not exactly. I don’t think having a team would have changed much out there.
[A side-long shot where the COUNCILOR and WASH can be seen]
Do you still feel like you have trouble communicating after the Epsilon incident?
Not so much.
[Just a shot of the COUNCILOR again with a furrowed brow]
[Same shot but he’s talking]
Than what would your “adjustment” be?
[WASH looking at the mirror/screen]
Wash: [Drawn out]
It’s really. Fucking. Cold.
[The DIRECTOR’s voice comes through the mirror/screen, shocking WASH slightly]
I would say the same thing, Agent Washington. It is a shame Agents Texas and York did not decide to crash our ship over the warmer simulation bases.
[Still WASH in the room]
Director, I would not encourage this sort of behav-
[Interrupting] I believe this is just Agent Washington trying to reclaim some of his old spirits. I would not begrudge him of that.
[A silent shot of the room again]
I want this moment to have something about Tex in it, or just to be hollow showing how in tune Wash and the Director have become. His comment was meant to be probing. If this was in machinima, a head tilt is all that would be needed. Hopefully a mute panel will suffice.
[(Over WASH’s shoulder?) The COUNCILOR is on the screen, shuffling his notes]
I- believe I have all I need to know for now. You will run the equipment recovery simulation again tomorrow. You are dismissed for the day. And don’t forget to tell us if you remember any more of the break-in or what happened to you during the Epsilon Incident.
It’s just the same for now.
Very well, Agent Washington.
[Same shot. The screen goes off with a click]
[Cut to a wide full top third panel shot of the training room. WASH is in the center and facing away from the control room. He’s in a training program like Carolina’s martial arts floaty circle one, but at more distance. All the spinning targets are red. WASH still holding his magnum out and “firing”.]
[A face-on of WASH, still aiming. FILSS’s voice is coming through the PA, coming from off panel.
Agent Washington, you have successfully gone through several full cycles of this marksmanship test and your handgun’s clip. Would you like me to vary its speed or change the rotation?
No thank you FILSS.
[A wider shot of WASH from the side, still poised to fire.]
It has been found that mastery of a specific course can become damaging to a soldier’s ability to improvise.
I am not doing this to get better at shooting.
Do you find this process therapeutic?
[WASH lowers his gun and turns to face the control room.]
You sound like the Councilor.
I am sorry.
You don’t need to be.
[WASH lets his gun go down to his side. He’s not as tense anymore.]
FILSS, do you have any knife training programs?
[A wide shot of the training room again, but this time there’s mechanical noises as hard human-shaped targets come out of the floor on tracks to replace the glowing targets.]
Certianly. Melee combat is something the Director encourages all of his soldiers to become proficient in.
[A case rises out of the floor next to WASH accompanied by mechanical sounds. It is covered with knives.]
Would you like me to run the tutorial program?
[Wash POV as he picks out a knife]
[A bottom-third panel that’s a silhouette of WASH, the knife being thrown, and a target.]
Page 8 and Page 9
[Show the target with a knife straight through the heart.]
I’d rather improvise.
[The rest of page 8 and all but the lower right corner of page 9 are a big splash page back in the “present” interview room. This follows the same pattern in this room and is up to the artist. WASH and the INTERVIEWER are on either side of the table. Show the records on the table. Don’t show WASH in the two-way mirror.]
It would seem you were being kept in isolation too.
Well, yes, but that was just as much about me as the simulations. Those of us on the leaderboard that were still alive were given missions while the lower forty were completely moved to simulation duty.
The scattering of assets.
Our records for each dispatched Freelancer are detailed except for Wyoming. We only have that he was the last to leave of the higher ranking agents.
And a note that his departure caused an “un-explained outburst in Agent Washington” that is later attributed to your Post-Epsilon paranoia.
[This panel is WASH staring into the middle distance]
Can you tell me about Agent Wyoming’s departure?
[A similar shot of Past WASH in his quarters (sparse like the last one, he just moved in). This WASH is also lost in thought.]
[WYOMING leans in through the door.]
[We’re in a “memory” now, the same fuzzy AI-scape from the parts at the beginning of each issue. ALPHA is banging on a closed door with a Gamma computer panel nearby.]
I need to get through… I need to get through…
[Similar to previous. Gamma’s dialog comes from “nowhere” it’s still a dialog balloon, but not with any directional indication.]
[ALPHA stops trying to open the door and looks around]
Hello? (Bubble Break) Who’s there?
[ALPHA looks around more, panicked. I imagine a closer shot.]
Who’s there? I need to get in!
Page 11 is four quarter-page panels.
[A new, more manic angle on ALPHA turning in front of the door.]
Please! Who’s there? They’re on the other side!
My friends are in trouble!
[ALPHA leans against the door, holding his head in his hands.]
Please, I need in!
[ALPHA slides down the door to a sitting position.]
It’s not funny! She’s- They’re on the other side!
[ALPHA is now in the fetal position. His body and dialog formatting is now “glitching” into that of THETA. Surrounding him and more a part of the background than actual dialog are Gamma’s “Knock, knock” and “HA-HA” bubbles.]
Please… Help… Who’s there? Who’s there? Who’s there…
[Out in the MoI hallway, WASH has pinned WYOMING up against the wall. WASH is breathing heavily.]
[WYOMING raises his hands.]
Woah, there mate… I was just stopping by on my way out.
[PF TROOPERS run into view. They have weapons ready but not yet pointed at WASH]
[A pulled out shot showing WASH letting WYOMING down.]
I- I wasn’t expecting anyone.
[WASH raises his hands, WYOMING dusts himself off, and the PF TROOPERS lower their guns.]
Nothing to worry about here, gentlemen. David is just reacting to my natural stealth.
[WYOMING faces WASH directly.]
An AI can really can really mess with your head.
[Back to the Interview Room. WASH has turned to face the INTERVIEWER.]
I’ll tell you what I told the Councilor, in case you don’t have that. Wyoming snuck up on me while I was sorting through the Epsilon incident in my head. It caught me off guard and I became defensive.
And is there anything else to add?
[Shot of WASH]
I never liked Wyoming and Gamma’s knock-knock jokes. They brought back bad memories I wasn’t in a state to handle.
[Full middle third shot of them both across each other at the table]
Memories from your missions together?
The punchlines were never good and he wasn’t as clever as he thought he was.
And his lack of wit upset you?
It only ever made a bad situation worse.
[Silence at the table]
[Same as previous.]
Should we move on to the next file?
Page 14 has a panel in the top left that is the INTERVIEW ROOM and the rest I see as a very wide birds-eye shot of Freelancer City (Standoff (Halo 3)(with a gate that looks like Highground (as seen in Reconstruction)) It’s another roaming narration splash page.
[INTERVIEWER is sorting through the documents and recordings on the table.]
Yes- Why don’t we?
[The wide bird’s eye view of Freelancer City. There’s activity and a lot of crates and a large group (30-60) of Gray PF Troopers (Recovery Troopers) off in an acceptable location in front of a bunker (and a make-shift stage as well). All dialog is in narration boxes.]
At the point which we’ve determined as when the Alpha was relocated there is very little documentation, but it seems to be after Wyoming and Florida made their departures and just before the relocation to an old mass communication facility on the simulation planet where Blood Gulch was.
Around this time we believe the Recovery Force started in full. Is this correct?
WASH: (Future Blue Wash)
Yes, it is.
The next recording is from the Councilor, and one you might find very interesting.
Notes for the File of Agent Washington: Post-Epsilon Recording 57
Today we begin the next stage of reintegrating Washington into the Project. Though his current disposition makes him the perfect agent to recover the equipment of fallen agents, there are still so many variables.
Page 15 is a series of panels closing in on the group of Recovery Troops coupled a piece of COUNCILOR dialog each.
We are hoping that putting Washington into a position of leadership will either bring out his old personality traits or give us some idea of what the Epsilon fragment contained.
Even in the containment unit at the new facility, Epsilon itself is only a mess of thoughts similar to the Alpha’s at the time of fragmentation.
I believe that keeping Wash and Epsilon so close is a risk but the Director would like to see it out.
He also believes that at the very best Washington will rise to his position of leadership and at the worst things will continue as they are.
With the Alpha as well, it seems providing structured opportunities will be our modus operandi for a while.
[This panel is the last in the zoom in. The RECOVERY TROOPERS are in a few rows. In the 2nd row and not in the center of the group but in the center of the shot are three RECOVERY TROOPERS with TEAL, SALMON, and SAPHIRE (in this order in their row) accents (shoulder and helmet stripe (we’re in Halo 3 now for RECOVERY TROOPERS but WASH still has Halo 2 armor).]
Post-Epsilon Recording 58: I certainly did not expect this.
[A front view of RECOVERY TROOPER TEAL and RECOVERY TROOPER SALMON]
RECOVERY TROOPER SALMON:
I wonder if we’ll get new armor.
RECOVERY TROOPER TEAL:
[RECOVERY TROOPER SALMON and TEAL are now in a full conversation.]
RECOVERY TROOPER SALMON:
Didn’t you hear? Jimmy got a special promotion before we left that cold place. He got this tight set of cobalt armor!
RECOVERY TROOPER TEAL:
Sweet, I can’t wait to see what we get.
[Pull out to show RECOVERY TROOPER SAPPHIRE chiming in.]
RECOVERY TROOPER SAPPHIRE:
Guys, we just got new paint in this special ops dark gray. Why would they go to all the trouble of painting our old suits if they’re just gonna give us new ones?
RECOVERY TROOPER TEAL:
But he just said Jimmy-
RECOVERY TROOPER SAPPHIRE:
That’s one guy getting one set of armor for a secret promotion. No one has heard from Jimmy lately, after all. We’re several soldiers getting a new job together all at once after getting a new paint job.
[The three of them are silent.]
[RECOVERY TROOPER SALMON looks excited again.]
RECOVERY TROOPER SALMON:
Maybe we’ll get new equipment!
[RECOVERY TROOPER TEAL shares SALMON’S enthusiasm. SAPPHIRE does not.]
RECOVERY TROOPER TEAL:
Dude, that’d be awesome! I always hated the sights on my gun.
RECOVERY TROOPER SAPPHIRE:
[The RECOVERY TROOPERS are shocked to attention.]
[Pull out to an over-the-shoulder pov of WASH addressing the RECOVERY TROOPERS from the stage. He’s up higher than them. This panel is the remainder of the page and WASH’s speech is supposed to reminiscent of some of Church’s. Orient it around the panel as you see fit.]
I bet you’re all wondering why you are here. I won’t waste any more of your time and tell you. You are here because after the Break-In on the Mother of Invention Project Freelancer has been going through changes. These changes have included increased threats on our operatives and assets and the confidential nature of this project. To combat these threats all of you have been selected to act as a safety net for those assets when necessary. You have been selected because of your dedication to the Project, your skills, and your discretion. I know this because I am Recovery One, and though we will be working for the same goals, we will not be seeing much of each other.
[This is a flip of the last shot (and a full page panel). We’re looking up from the group at WASH in the center of the stage and 47-9’ER is standing off to the side and back. WASH at one point mentions her so he’s probably gesturing to her as well.]
You all were there during the attack by Agents Texas and York. We were hit hard not only because they crashed our ship, but because we were attacked when we all were together. We lost Agent Carolina that day and Agent Maine is still MIA. So too are the traitors. We have to learn from this incident. If we were to continue to work as one our enemies can also take us out as one. But if each one of us does their job together with the rest of us doing their jobs, we might have a chance. Project Freelancer is spreading out to recover. We will be agents of that recovery. While Project Freelancer conducts its simulations in this system, we will be here to maintain those simulations. We will clean up messes, retrieve sensitive materials, and above all else we will keep the secrets of Project Freelancer. This [gesturing to 47-9’er] is the voice of Recovery Command. She will be giving you your numbered designations today and all of your missions from this point onward. Before I hand this meeting over to her I have one last piece of advice for you.
Trust yourself first. Know why you’re here and act on that.
[Back in the Interview Room, the page is similar panels of WASH and the INTERVIEWER]
And that was that?
That was that.
You didn’t get any reprimanding for that speech?
What could they have done? Demote me suddenly after introducing me to the Recovery Forces? Contradict my completely honest assessment of the Project and our role in it? Have someone other than 9’er babysit a Freelancer because he might be “unstable” at the same time we were being investigated?
They put me in a corner, I put them in one. Things went on with training from there. And unless you have questions I don’t know if there is much more to say about that point in time.
[The INTERVIEWER looks through his documents.]
No, there’s nothing more about your training I need clarification on, but in my research I came across another interesting instance without much documentation.
The first two recovery beacons came from two very different sources and shortly after one another. Agent Florida’s recovery beacon was sent out and your Recovery Corps were sent to deal with it but that was only after you went after the first Recovery Beacon to go off.]
[This panel takes up the middle third of the page and goes into the past. Wash is alone in his bunk room. It’s his down time and I’d figure he’s messing with a knife. Clearly lost in thought. A silent panel. With a dark/blue tone/pallate]
[Wash is shocked, giving a jump of fright. His knife goes flying. This panel has bright/red as the tone and palate. The sound effect should be dynamically placed.]
[As best as I can approximate the Morse Code-like sound of the Recovery Beacon.]
[This is a half-page panel of WASH loading up a HORNET with supplies in an Freelancer City hanger (it’s early morning). 47-9’ER is standing by, giving him instructions. She has a tablet to reference. It’s not necessary and should be very subtle but if we can see it, the tablet reads:
-Recovery Beacons ACTIVE for Agent Virginia and Agent West Virginia-
Mission Priority: Recovery of Agent Virginia and Agent West Virginia’s Equipment and Data Logs.]
They’re pretty isolated out there. The Hornet will get you through the mountains easier than a Pelican.. You shouldn’t have a hard time finding the place, but a storm’s coming, might make landing difficult.
[We’re pulling out from that shot to behind the Director and Councilor, who are watching from a catwalk.]
I’ll brief you on more of what we know in the air.
I guess I better get going then.
[Page 22 is a big splash page with a head-on view of WASH flying his Hornet away from the rising sun and Freelancer City. It’s the big “Cowboy heading off to the pass” kind of shot.]
INTERVIEWER: (Narration box)
I’d like to know about what happened when you went after Agents Virginia and West Virginia’s recovery beacon.
End of Issue 2
1 year agoPatrickEnglehart Patrick Englehart
Aight, so that was pretty cliché of me. But, I am just soooo happy to open an account here. I have been a huge fan of Rooster Teeth for over a year. I am an avid RvB fan and even have an Ifunny account solely dedicated to it. I can't wait for the release of season 15 on April 2nd. While I am here I want to explore some new shows and find new ways to prevent me from making good grades ;) I can't wait to dive in!
1 year agoAgentWashingtub008 Crackpot of Coffee
It's time for some #MerchMarchChallenge fun from over on twitter!
Any day can be Mardi Gras if the USPS tries hard enough!
I forgot the picture AGAIN and I haven't even used the @FunhausTeam glass yet.
I have 2 RvB books. The nice one my friend got me.
And then there's this asshole...
There's only one TOP way to save for more Merch during #MerchMarch
It's like a benign version of Shenanigans!
And that's it so far. How are you celebrating Merch March? I hope you're having fun and don't just let me know. @ailsarocks is not only interested, she's the one who came up with the challenge.
Unrelated, I'm hard at work on Update #22. Planning on it coming out mid-week.
1 year agoJamesRonald