GOOD DEED #131I read this today and it made me realize that we all need to step up when we see someone distraught.
This is actually a story my friend shared on her facebook and twitter and I wanted to share with you because I think it's so important for people to understand that if you see someone in trouble, you should absolutely help them because sometimes all it takes is someone paying attention for someone else to back off.
"We left Old Dublin early tonight, as Eric had previous engagement. On the way to the parking inside PVM, we saw a guy accost a woman. She immediately declined to talk to him. He crowded her, despite repeated refusals literally blocked her to force her to talk to him. Eric and I stopped and walked towards them, because she was obviously getting scared. Guy walked off when he realized we were right there. She walked off the second he moved from in front of her, silently mouthing a fervent "Thank you!" at us. Eric asked her out loud if she was ok, and she answered "Yes, thank you!" and then we each went off our separate ways. On our way down to the car, we kept an eye out for the guy who was walking off with a friend of his.
It was her voice that made us stop and turn, both at the same time. The distress was so, so clear. That guy was literally blocking her way, inches from her, putting his face down next to hers to loom at her & crowd her, force her to stop.
This was in a shopping mall. 7pm, people all around. No one else even blinked. How?"
Every year, my school participates in Relay for Life, an event which involves fundraising and running laps for cancer research. All the students participate in it and generally our school raises the most money and runs the most laps (often totaling around US$47,000).
This year has been our most successful year at almost $50,000 raised. It has also been the year in which I've gotten involved the most. I think my main motivation is that my grandfather passed away from lung cancer before I was born, and last year my aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer, which has really prompted me to step up and help out a bit more than previous years.
So, although it may not seem like much, I shaved my hair (which was, at the time, about 4.5 inches long) down to almost nothing as a fundraiser. Even though it's a small amount by comparison to the grand total, I'm proud of the fact that my family raised a total of almost $630 for the Cancer Society to go towards finding a cure. It was the most in my house group of about 170 people (I don't know if America has those, but it's essentially a community in the school. There are four houses in the school and they compete against each other in friendly competitions during the year) and I was really proud to help out.
Anyways, it'd be awesome if you saw this, I just figured I'd let you know about it :D
Animation and RWBYI'm excited, for many reasons, but currently about our animation team working on RWBY. For months we have been working on pre-production, which includes the writing, the designs, the model building, the voice over work. But now, we are in full Production mode and reviewing animation twice a week. That is pretty amazing and what I have seen so far, we are all in for some exciting shows!
We have a very dedicated team and it will take long hours and focus to get RWBY ready to be seen by the world.
You all should be very excited for this new series!
So last year when we met we had talked about my dad who had past away from cancer a couple of months before that. Well last month was the one year anniversary of his death, I have come to terms with his passing since he died but it still always tough living without him. This morning i got the bad news that one of my oldest friends had passed away, He had over dosed on drugs on Saturday and passed away today. Even though he may have made some bad decisions in his live he is still one of the nicest people i have ever met and every one at our school and in our community is torn up about it. In recent years i haven't spent much time with him, but when he first moved up the street from me, we were best friends. We would always be at each others houses playing video games or him trying to teach me how to skateboard.His name was Austin and he loved to skateboard and because of that we are trying to get as many people as we can to sign a petition to name the skate park they are about to build in memory of him.
Austin had a smile that no one ever forgot, even though he hung out some shadier people I never once saw him be mean to anyone, and he would always stop and talk to me when he saw me. I am really going to miss him, he was a great friend.
What 10 Years Means To Me.......I was working on Clifford's Really Big Movie with Matt Hullum and he showed me this side project he and his friends were working on, "It's called RedvsBlue". Of course I had heard of halo because my son was 11 years old and I played it with him on Xbox. I watched a few episodes and laughed, but told him they needed a tough chick on the show and that I wanted to do the voice. Time flies...10 years from that happening.
I have always looked at my involvement as from the very beginning, part of the team. I was Tex in the very first season and every season since and it has been a high light for me. I went to conventions starting in 2005 and every year after. Even when I worked on feature animated films, I made sure that my bosses new I would be taking time off to attend events with fans and friends.
Every convention has lent it self to some crazy stories but fond memories and chances to meet thousands of great fans of RVB. I have always felt like the mom on the site. So many of you have written me with life problems, challenges and accomplishments and every story has meant something to me.
Rooster Teeth has been like a family to me. They have seen and helped me through deaths in my family as well as cheering me on in my sports challenges!
We have all had our ups and downs and hopefully mostly growth.
1 and 1/2 years ago I moved to Austin to Produce RVB10. We had a great team and it was a successful season. I was asked to stay on to continue production in animation and live action and any other challenges Rooster Teeth needs from me. I love the guys and in the recent years the gals who have joined this family. (Even though they still wonder what a producer does....RTX Panel :)
To all the fans who have made us the success we are, thank you! Here is to 10 more years.
I figured I would give you all an update on my butterfly. It turns out he lost a leg and his wings are damaged and he can't fly, so I decided he can live out his days with me. So I had to learn how to feed him....take a look ;) www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=342248915879431&a...
Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Producer Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton. RedvsBlue Season 10 was up for best digital series and it was truly an honor to be nominated! Monty, Matt, Burnie and I went with our "Plus ones" and it was a night of elegance.
The excitement started with pampering first thing Saturday morning....mani/pedi's and hair getting done, some champagne while my make up was done and then dressing up!! I had the pleasure of attending two Academy Awards, but can I say I had a way better time at this event. Meeting some amazing celebrities like LL Cool J, Bryan Cranston, Ty Burrell, Jessica Alba, Ben Affleck!
A couple of highlights were running into people I worked with back at Warner Bros days. Allison Abbate was there and she just Produced Frankenweenie. We worked together on Iron Giant. Then there was the gang from Pixar, Mark Andrews and Mary Alice Drumm. Mark just Directed 'Brave" and hanging out with them drinking some good'ol Scotch Whiskey was amazing!
I felt very proud to be representing Rooster Teeth and was very happy my honey was able to attend with me :) He and I had the best weekend ever!