16BitsOfAwesome FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Moving Forward

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    • Introducing the newest Rooster Teeth Austin Community Admin, Me!

      2 weeks ago

      16BitsOfAwesome Keeper of Moving Forward

      I was asked to be an admin for RT Austin, and I accepted!


      I asked Shawn (FlamingChiwawas, one of the other admins) if I can be called RT Austin's Chief Executive Bae.


      He declined.


      That's my update. Carry on, my wayward sons.


      p.s. OH! Right, I'm also co-running the Kinda Funny Community YouTube channel. blaine

    • I don't like taking selfies with famous people

      5 months ago

      16BitsOfAwesome Keeper of Moving Forward

      I've always found the urge to take photos with celebrities kinda weird. Photos have always signified something that I would stick in a (physical) photo album.


      "Aww, this was the day my first kid was born!"

      "This is the first concert I played for a large audience!"

      "This is me moments before my first sex tape!"

      etc.


      However, celebrity encounters are not on that list for me (unless they have starred in my first sex tape). Yes, it is an amazing moment, but I would rather just talk to that person, embarrass myself, and run home. I feel that taking photos with them makes the celebrity a type of prop, like there's a figure at a wax museum, which is probably not a unique experience. I've seen celebrity pics where they make the same face with everyone, like Jon Risinger for instance, and I'd rather use that time to just take a mental video of that moment (which is probably more unique).


      Recently, at Rooster Teeth first live podcast, I met Burnie Burns (which I have documented here). I talked with him for a bit, which was an amazing feeling; something I will never forget. Afterwards, he had to start heading out, and he asked me "He, I have to leave in a bit. Do you want to take a selfie?"


      I said no. For a few moments, he gave me a look of what I assume was intrigue and being taken aback. Then he walked away, probably to his swimming pool full of money.


      In that case, I know I'm going to meet him again; namely, when he sues me for my new hit show, Mauve vs. Cyan. But it's the same thing for a celebrity that I will (probably) never see again. If I met Adele or Beyonce, for example, I would rather soak up every moment. 


      And to wrap up this post that is five paragraphs longer than it should be; social media. These days, I feel like photos are really for everyone else. "omg, I met my biggest crush, Barbie Dunks! Look, look with your special eyes!" Although I used to scoff at them, I kinda miss the old fashioned photo album. It's more personal, and meaningful, and just for me (and my closest friends who I invite over and force them to look through the albums).


      In the end, celebrities are just people and not props. I would rather melt them with my dashing good looks, and not because they are wax statues melting away under the harsh Chipotle lights being asked for a selfie. But that's just me.


      Edit: However, if I am asked to take a selfie, I would absolutely do it. At New York Comic Con, a stranger who watched my youtube channel came up and asked for a selfie, and of course I became a wax figure for her lol. Aside from it being my first "celebrity" photo, I don't think there's anything wrong with asking for them; I just don't like asking for them.

    • Today, I am a Featured User

      6 months ago

      16BitsOfAwesome Keeper of Moving Forward

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      Yes!


      First, I would like to thank the Rooster Teeth Academy for selecting me as their champion. It's moments like these when you appreciate life, you know?


      Wow, this thing is heavier than it looks!


      Anyways, I would like to thank those who have suffered from my puns. Also, my parents for being horrible and giving me pain to make comedy skits about. And omg, you... yes, YOU the community for being amazing and supporting me every step of the way.


      Shit, I'm crying. I told myself not to cry!


      This award is not just mine. It's all of ours! however, I will be keeping it at my place for safe keeping.


      [Men walk up to James, whisper something in his ear. James looks sad.]


      Ladies and gentle ladies, I have just been told that I did not win the Golden Gus™. In fact, this award goes to Moonlight! FU, Moonlight; come on up and get your award!


      [James sinks into the darkness, as someone truly deserving accepts the award... as James is not deserving of being a featured user. He hasn't even made any slash fiction. But he still appreciates his time in the spotlight, albeit brief. He says thank you and that he will stop speaking in the third person now.]

    • My first interaction with Burnie Burns

      9 months ago

      16BitsOfAwesome Keeper of Moving Forward

      The aura of Burnie Burns was strong in the bar that Monday night. He just wrapped up the live podcast, celebrating 8 years (2 decades) of podcasts. He was mingling with the crowd. I sat on the other side of the bar, with a couple of friends, looking at the swarm of fans circling Burns.


      "Man," I thought to myself, "I would not want to be in the middle of that swarm!"


      One of my colleagues looked at me and asked, "Hey, do you mind taking a photo of me with Burnie?"


      "Sure!" I responded. 


      "Fuck!" I responded internally.


      We walked closer and closer to the swarm, while Burnie's aura blinded us as we approached. The heat melted off my calm and cool exterior. My heart, pumped loudly. My voice, cracked pubertyly. It was happening.


      My friend, absolutely fearless, asked Burns for a selfie. The nerve of him not bowing down to royalty! A loud guffaw I had, and then another.


      "Okay!" said Burnie, melting everyone in a 5-person radius, "Hand that camera to your guffawing friend and let's do this."


      I took the photo. Not my best work, as the guy's iPhone camera did not handle low light well. However, it would do.


      "So, where are you guys from?"


      "Fuck!" I said, "a conversation, with Burnie Burns?! I was not prepared!"


      Burnie looked at me, cautiously. "Sir, I will not fuck a conversation with you." He laughed. "I think your inner voice is on speaker."


      "Ha ha," I said. "Ha ha ha," I continued. His aura, still menting the room like a chocolate bar in the Texas sun.


      "What do I say?" I thought internally. "Do I crack a joke? 'Yeah, I'm here making a new show, Mauve vs. Orange!' Nah, too corny. Maybe I'll compliment his tie? Shit, he's not wearing a tie."


      I stood there, thinking in silence, for over 4 minutes. Burns, melting fondue with his aura, just stared in silence.


      "Maybe I can recite a haiku? Or—"


      "Hey kid," said the nearby bartender, snapping me out of my train of thought, "That guy left like 10 minutes ago."


      She was right! I was standing alone with my thoughts and the hot bartender.


      "Also," she continued, "his aura was so Mordorishly hot that it killed all of the other people in this bar. Also, the bar is on fire. Also, pretty sure he muted you on Twitter."


      I doubled her tip and then walked away in shame.


      Fin.


      --


      So, I really did meet @burnie and he was just so cool. Absolute pleasure to talk to, and I look forward to the day our paths meet again. burnie

    • Extra Life 2016 with RT ATX

      10 months ago

      16BitsOfAwesome Keeper of Moving Forward

      First, let's start with the totals.


      I raised $70 for Cohen Children's Medical Center. That went towards the RT ATX team total of $1,031. That is amazing, and I'm so happy to be a part of a community that gives a shit about things that matter!


      You can still donate! I'll be taking donations for the rest of my days here: http://www.extra-life.org/participant/16bits


      In other news, I had a lot of fun on the stream!

      Our community stream went fairly smooth! The only problems were occasional weird audio issues that I confirmed weren't happening at home using the same settings. I attribute it to having so many people there, and so many things going on. If we do something like this again, I would petition that I take control of setting up before anyone arrives; my film directing background was a bit challenged by how hectic it got before going live lol.


      Though, I would love to start a recurring streaming and/or videography thing with the group! (in a more controlled setting  squirrel). It sounds like it would be fun!


      Other than that, and that slightly uncomfortable #blacklivesmatter moment lol, things went very well! I got to meet a lot of great people, and finally put real faces to people I've been canoodling with online for so long!


      I would like to thank @FlamingChiwawas for hosting us! More importantly, I would like to thank his dogs for being so adorable and/or crazy. Also, @JDSchu for helping out with so much, and keeping things calm lol. There are so many other people to shout out, so I'll tag as many as I know. Also, thank you @jack@Chelsea, @Caiti, and I'm guessing @RTcastMichael, for getting everything to run smoothly!


      I love all of you and can't wait until the next time I see you guys!


      edit: Is love too strong? Fine, I'm strongly in like with all of you. Don't tell your significant others that I said I love you.

      edit 2: .... oh, you're single?? Hey gurrrrl, wanna go get some coffee? Sweet Christmas!


      edit 3: Alright, I'm done here. Later!


      tagged:
      @TheSusanturpin, @jordynpike, @AbhijitM, @Jt_folstad, @Sp33dl3m0n, @Felix, @TesTease

    • Raising money for #ExtraLife2016

      10 months ago

      16BitsOfAwesome Keeper of Moving Forward

      So far, I've raised $40 for the Cohen children's Medical Center. They, like all children's miracle hospitals, treat kids regardless of their family's ability to pay.


      So, I am still accepting donations for Cohen Med at the following #ExtraLife2016 link: http://www.extra-life.org/participant/16bits


      Help the kids, y'all!


      ALSO I will be apart of the RT ATX (Austin, TX) community stream this saturday. I'll post more streams details tomorrow morning. :)

    • Shit, I might cry

      10 months ago

      16BitsOfAwesome Keeper of Moving Forward

      Facebook likes to remind you of the stuff that happened "On This Day" some years ago.


      On this day, in 2012, Monty, Kat, and Matt jumpstarted my career by sharing my first video ever. Rooster Teeth asked me to come out and interview them for the 10th anniversary of Red vs Blue at NYCC. That is when I first met anyone from RT. It's also the first time Monty told anyone press about RWBY, the new show starting next year.


      At my first go as a journalist, I met amazing people and was given an exclusive.


      Any choice you make will alter your timeline. However, I often wonder where I would be if I had not uploaded the video, or even interviewed them at all. I don't think I would be living in Austin right now. If I never met any of the RT people, here or in any of the future interviews I did, the film production opportunities would have never knocked on my door. I would be a different person entirely.


      So, after everything, thank you all for helping me become who I am today. Thank you for inspiring me to keep moving forward.


      Below is the original facebook post of happiness I posted in 2012.


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    • Breaking News: DDOS Attacks wrecks Off Topic Podcast

      10 months ago

      16BitsOfAwesome Keeper of Moving Forward

      Well, shit.

      The short version of it: There was a DDOS attack, heavily affecting a large DNS company. So, all of the sites using it are down:

      Namely, Twitter and apparently UStream.


      Why is that important to note? RT Podcasts use UStream and Off Topic was airing during this crippling time. Then, you would run to Twitter to warn the world, but then it was down.


      I don't like the idea of Michael J. Jones getting drunk without us!


      More at 11.

    • New York Comic Con is happening right now, and I'm missing it

      11 months ago

      16BitsOfAwesome Keeper of Moving Forward

      I've gone to NYCC every year for the last 4 years, except this one since I've moved to Austin. It kind of hurts to see so many Facebook posts, hundreds of pictures of friends enjoying it. 


      I mean, I'm surviving, obviously. However, it feels weird to be so far away from something that is basically integrated into my DNA. My boss wouldn't let me take vacation, so (again, obviously) I'm quitting lmao.


      NYCC is the first time I was introduced to the people behind RvB, and RWBY before it officially was announced. Such a weird feeling being so close to Rooster Teeth Productions, but far away from my most Rooster Teethy event lol


      ... There's no real subject here. I'm just ranting a bit. Still looking forward to my Let's Play Live screening in a couple of hours! Yea, that's also in NYC, but going to such a big event alone is not ideal for me lol

    • Here is a Podcast calendar, if you'd like

      11 months ago

      16BitsOfAwesome Keeper of Moving Forward

      I have a problem where I constantly can't remember when the podcasts start livestreaming. So, I added a bunch of calendar events on my Google calendar.


      I figure that there are people out there, like me, who also can't keep track of the events (for whatever reason). With that said, I made the RT podcast events public, so you can add yourself to them and get reminders of when they start!


      Here the links to the calendar:


      Web link

      On the bottom right, there's a link to add calendar to your Google Calendar

      https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=impactable.org_8qe15bp5mmpv34af24mapi34a4%40group.calendar.google.com&mode=WEEK&ctz=America/Chicago


      Calendar file (ICS) for Google, Apple, or Outlook
      https://calendar.google.com/calendar/ical/impactable.org_8qe15bp5mmpv34af24mapi34a4%40group.calendar.google.com/public/basic.ics



  • About Me

    I'm a YouTube personality, known as @16BitsOfAwesome, that occasionally interviews or reviews someone or something from Rooster Teeth.

    Twitter, YouTube: @16BitsOfAwesome

  • Comments (12)

    • adrianragot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Hey congratz on the featured user, and good luck using that ass swipe profile :D 

    • Sylvesterkat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 months ago

      Nice to meet you.

    • Caszie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fishy Queen

      11 months ago

      Hey! Thanks so much for the friendship! :D

      • 16BitsOfAwesome FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Moving Forward

        11 months ago

        Thank you for being so awesome. barbara

    • Ratatoskr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Logics

      1 year ago

      Hey, if you're looking to get into the ATX community, try this: http://roosterteeth.com/forum/...

      If nothing else, there will be a ton of geeks there, and that's guaranteed fun.

      • 16BitsOfAwesome FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Moving Forward

        11 months ago

        Awesome, thanks for the tip!

        Are you going to the Let's Play Live screening?

      • 16BitsOfAwesome FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Moving Forward

        11 months ago

        Seriously, thank you again.

      • Ratatoskr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Logics

        11 months ago

        Not a problem! Remind me a couple days before, and I'll bring an annotated map of Austin for you.

    • PasvSmkng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Worst ever, of all time

      1 year ago

      Hello! Thanks for friending

    • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

      1 year ago

      Hello, new awesome friend!

      • 16BitsOfAwesome FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Moving Forward

        1 year ago

        Helloooo! :)

      • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

        1 year ago

        :D

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