I suppose before I start I should re-thank everyone who helped make getting me to RTO possible. For many of you, it may have seemed like little ways, but it all added up and without every single one of you, it couldn't have been possible. You all proved just how amazing this community is, and it makes me so proud to be a part of it.
Some of you haven't gotten your commissions yet, you will get them. One of you I forgot to discuss payment and it kinda fell through, so it's up to you if you still want the commission or not. Let me know. LET'S GET TO IT
When I arrived at the hotel, I immediately ran into @Tropes and @halo_dudette in the lobby, along with a couple others. Immediately it was like I was right at home. We said our hellos and went to the room to deposit stuff before walking from the hotel back to the train station to pick up @Jteeth,
Now it was raining and somewhat frigid in Toronto that day, and smartass me forgot to bring pants...
I HAD SHORTS, OKAY?
So that was fun. We met up with Jteeth, then went to the LCBO (Liquor Store) and promptly bought a crapload of beer with @Toku and @blue_team
Let me tell you something. That Dinner? It was Legendary.
Not because of the food, but because as this group of about 15 people are sitting and talking, a man approached our table and this followed (of course, I'm simplifying and paraphrasing):
Man: Excuse me? Everyone: *Kind of turns to pay attention* Man: Are you all from Rooster Teeth? Everyone: Yeah! whats up? Man: Oh, my son has just been over at our table saying how much he likes it. *Cue 10 year old boy approaching the table* Everyone: Hey thats awesome! Nice to meet you Man: Do you mind if he gets a picture with you? Everyone: Uh... yeah, yeah sure no problem. *The boy gets in front of the table with us all behind him and his dad goes to get the camera* Man: So, are you all part of the staff?
The poor kid had mistaken us for RT Employees. After we explained we were just fans and that DiMono was an admin, the man didn't really seemed to understand so we took the picture, shook the boys hand and away they went.
After this we all went up to Toku's room and proceeded to get hammed. There was alot of catching up done, alot of laughs (particularly when Toku thought he dropped Connor's (Bowler's) lens cap and spent 5 minutes on his hands and knees looking for it as Connor stood there and took pictures while holding the cap up in his free hand.
After this things get a little fuzzy. I recall there was talk of splitting into two groups, I think we went to the Imperial Pub for more drinks but the next thing I remember after Toku's room was going to bed.
Home at last at the Ram in the Rye for formal night. Being broke and a cheap ass, I just went in normal clothes and hung out and drank with the people, as you do at these events.
Once again this night was a blur. I have -alot- of drunk pictures on my phone (friday was the most drinking I did). But one thing I will always remember:
Ladies and Gentlemen, I went to RvBTO last year. Burnie is a longtime pro at events, as is Kathleen. They were great, and Gavin was (now understandably) a little nonsocial, however Ray has easily taken the crown of king of community events in my mind.
Not only did he pay his own way to the event, but upon arriving, he spent most of the first few hours going around to everyone else to introduce himself. So imagine my surprise when I'm sitting with a group of people commenting on all the people following Ray around when suddenly he comes up to us to say hi.
Ray, come back next year. We loved you. We miss you. We miss your musk Too much.
We listened to some music (DiMono, I will get you the videos. This weeks been killer), some standup and just had a good damn time.
Once again, we ended up at the Imperial, the after-party of the event every night. We had the back-room to ourselves and it was a small group of about 10-15 (mostly the same people from Swiss Chalet) who just talked and drank for a couple hours.
Main event night! Irish Carbombs! Gaming! More Music! More Ray!
Did I mention @PreacherPain and I won the Halo:CE Tournament? Yeah. 16 teams of 2 people and we won it all. Preacher also won his own Ministicks tourney, but I had nothing to do with that.
A homeless lady stole Trope's seat at the table and ate his food, then when chased off, yelled at us for like 10 minutes from a distance.
@rupertjeff put on another legendary showing. I still can't believe he remembered my comment about Barenaked Ladies. #fangirl?
@BatJeff and I had our rematch at pool. I lost, but I lost SO fabulously that I can't even complain. I BOUNCED THE CUEBALL OVER THE BALL I WANTED TO HIT AND SWISHED IT IN THE POCKET. I should have won just by being so bad. So now we're tied 1 - 1. Tiebreaker @ RTO2014
Ray had a Q&A (Q&Ray depending on who you ask), and answered lots of questions, including mine.
Me: "Has there ever been too much ruckus brought in the office?" Ray: "There's always ruckus. But the closest it ever got to being too much was the time Ryan created an annoyatron out of rumble pack, cut a hole under Gavin's monitor, and stuck it in".
He then proceeded to do quite a hilarious reenactment of Gavin's reaction.
Once again, after the Ram we all ended up at the Imperial for obligatory after-partyness. Then, at around 3am a handful of us went to a 24 hour breakfast restaurant across from Maple Leaf Gardens and had the after-after-party. Which consisted of dove-tailing drunk people waiting for food and talking about whatever.
This is what you have to do to get ON my Friends List:
- Meet me in person Most likely at RTO. No questions asked, if you come/came up to me at RvBTO 2012/RTO 2013, or ever in the future and introduce yourself, you're in.
- Get a staff title Good luck with that
- Impress Me Somehow If you're a community artist, that goes a long way. Be active and contribute in general, be proactive and positive
- Be a Community Member, not a Fan There's a difference. Best learn it, cause Fans who aren't also community members tend to annoy me.
- Be a "stand-out" in the Chupa Community. This means I want you to actually be a part of the community. Don't just say you read the comic, or ask a Chupa Question or change your avatar to a Chupa and expect to get on.
This is how you get OFF it:
- Be an asshat/noob (Not to be confused with Newbs the user)/ Troll/ Ignoramus In all my 7 years on this site, I've had one incident of drama come slapping me in the face. My tolerance for it is 0, so start the shit, get the block. Simple.
And that's about it!
I've also recently gone through and purged my friends list based on a simple concept. If I never met you, or don't remember why we're friends, or most importantly who you are, then I removed you. No hard feelings. If you think I unjustly removed you because we've met, then shoot me a message. My memory is poopoo, so I apologize.
If you like my postings but we've never really talked, I encourage you to Watch me and comment on my stuff and we can work on "us" ;3