I first discovered Rooster Teeth in secondary school when I was around 13 or 14? My story is pretty much the same as everyone else, through friends or people I knew in class talking about Red Vs Blue and Achievement Hunter. That night I went home and found myself captivated in Youtube content like I had never seen before. Shows like Five Facts, Fails of the weak, Game Night, Vs and of course GO changed what I thought YouTube could be. By the time I had started to watch RVB Project Freelancer had come to an end, but the Corus trilogy had just begun. I decided I didn't want to be lost in the show so I went back to try and find previous episodes. I remember hearing that now famous line for the very first time as I sat upright in my bedroom with my dads old laptop. I don't remember being blown away by the first episode it just seemed like something funny to watch, however at the same time I couldn't look away. It was genius, it was hillarious and most importantly it felt like it could be something bigger. Eventually I caught up had such an appreciation for the show and what it was. I remember thinking "I know who Griff is because Geoff is one of my favourite Achievement Hunters". But what of the rest of them? Sarge, Church, Caboose, Simmons who are they? This was the question that subsequently changed the next 6 years of my life.
I began to discover other shows on the Rooster Teeth YouTube channel. This what eventually led me to RT life, RT shorts and Immersion. This is where I would discover the voices behind RvB and it made me appriciate how much content involved all these personalities. So life was good, a new bit of content I could enjoy most days (aswell as the other channels I would watch) and part of something bigger than me. I remember those days of going back into class after watching new videos and joking and laughing about it with my class mates. I remember the one day in school saying I had never watched the RT podcast because I didn't see the point in them. My mate eventually encouraged me to just "give it a go" and that its just as good as any other show. I only regret not watching it sooner as it has given me hundreds of hours of entertainment.
Its only this year that I have become a site member and began to interact with the community in a whole different way. I finally understand now when People like Burnie, Jack, Barbara or Joel have stated in the past that this is the best community on the internet. Its cause its true! There are so many amazing people all here for the same reason and all in love with the same content. Rooster Teeth has made me feel like I'm a part of something even when the world didn't and so I owe most of my teenage years to that. But I go back to the statement I made at the start "My story is pretty much the same as everyone else". In most respects that is true, however RT has changed the person I am today. I'm far more confident in the person I am, I personally believe that I am fucking hillarious (which has to be true cause I said it) and I try and be a nicer person in my life.
Did you ever wonder why we're here? Well I know why I am, but I want to hear your guys story. I want to know how RT, The lets Play Network, The Slow Mo guys, and every other channel has changed you and made you the person you are today.
Have fun my dudes
Mike D (Zetekh)