Today marks my 3 year anniversary on the Rooster Teeth website.
In this day-and-age, three years is a hell of a commitment. Most cell phone plans don’t last that long. I’ve never even held a job for that long.
I try my damnedest not to brag about what I’ve become in the ranks of the RT Community. I promise that I will not hold back here…so I apologize for my bragging in advance!
I’ve accomplished so much on this site in three years.
Forged dozens of lifelong friendships locally, nationally, and globally.
Expanded my convention repertoire and discovered the beautiful phenomenon known as “fan-run events”. I would never have even thought about traveling to Toronto or Austin if it weren’t for these events!
Became more involved in charities. I would never have known about Extra Life or how to help raise money for Child’s Play if it were for the RT Community.
Bought an Xbox because the Drunk Tank podcast, the budding Achievement Hunter series, and Red vs Blue peaked my interest in the system.
I became a regular contributor to Late Night Jenga Jam GLIB SHARK Butt Cast
I have been cast in a couple of incredibly dynamic machinima series
Rooster Teeth Community Content of the Week! It may have slowed down significantly, but I’m working on breathing life back into the group.
6 time Featured User
729 followers and counting!
Being mistaken for Staff on countless occasions…online and offline.
Attended the first ever RTX with 600 of the Internet’s closest friends.
Becoming a Guardian RTX 2012
Leading the Guardians for RTX 2013
Working (note the vocabulary there) the Rooster Teeth booth at PAX for 2012 and confirmed for 2013
Having Gus and Barbara on my resume as references.AND MUCH MORE
I want to make an Oscar Speech-like list of “Thank You”s, but I know that I’d accidently leave someone out and feel guilty about it for months. However, I cannot complete this journal without these shoutouts:@Caleb
: You emailed me a few years back to see if I would help with Achievement Hunter HORSE booth at Halo Fest. I believe that this was my gateway into more Rooster Teeth volunteering. Thank you for asking me to help. Thank you for your love and enthusiasm!@Barbara
: You have been my inspiration. You have a wicked sense of humor, a brilliant mind, and more passion than can possibly be contained. @Gus
: Thank you for giving Chris and I the opportunities to work alongside you. Thank you for your trust. I cannot say that enough. @SirNarvy
: Who knew that obsession would lead to such amazing things? AMIRIGHT?
To my friends and followers: I cannot express how much you all mean to me. With all honesty, I'm tearing up a little as I type this. This site is full of the most talented, crazy, charitable, funniest, and loving people I've ever met. You help bring out the best in me.
Many folks are surprised to hear that I've only been around for 3 years. I spent so long being the "Long-time listener; first-time caller" (better late than never, right?) and slightly frightened of joining a fansite. I quickly learned that this is NOT a fansite. This is a community in the truest sense of the word. This is a family and I am absolutely grateful for being welcomed into the fold.
Here's to 3 more years.
I love you.