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      Pre-RTX Guardian Guide (What You Can Do Before RTX)

      3 weeks ago

      There are a lot of great RTX Guardian guides out there, and it’s occurred to me that I’ve never made a Guardian guide myself. Most guides focus on how to be a Guardian, what the actual work is like, and what to expect during RTX. I highly encourage you read those, because they'll help you prepare for what you might run into during RTX. However, this guide will focus more on ways to physically and mentally prepare yourself in the lead up to RTX. Simple and easy things that you can do right now and before RTX, that will make Guardianship easier. Think of these as mind hacks for Guardianship. You may find some of these practices helpful…or stupid. These tips are a combination of my own personal style and advice though, so don’t regard them as official. I’ve just found that after being a Guardian for now 6 years, I have a system that allows me to go into RTX feeling confident and ready.


      What You Should Be Doing Already

      You should already be checking the Guardian group often. Be aware of dates, times, schedules, and information as it becomes available. By the time RTX rolls around, you should already have memorized the start/end times for each con day. You should have a working knowledge of the various events and attractions as soon as possible.


      Now That You Know Your Department

      Get to know the people you'll be working with. Interact with them and have fun. Research your role during RTX. Soak up all knowledge from your Team Lead and your fellow Guardians in the department. Be proactive. If you have a question, ask your Team Lead, or ask in the Guardian FAQ thread. You will probably have a forum thread or separate group dedicated to your department as well. Make sure to have it on watch, and check it daily. Stay up to date on any meetings or information that your Team Leads put out. Right now, information might be minimal. But as we near RTX, you will receive additional information on your specific post. Stay apprised of any changes to your role, and research accordingly.


      Starting This Month (two months before RTX)

      Research the physical area of where you’ll be working. Find floorplans of the place you’ll be assigned to. Floorplans can be found on hotel and convention center websites. If you don’t know the specifics of your post yet, make an educated guess and adjust your research as information becomes available. Know the location of restrooms, exits, streets, and nearby restaurants/stores. As soon as you know your place of lodging, map out your path to work. Go to google maps, put in addresses, and have an educated idea of the time it takes to get there (and take into account traffic and the time it takes you to get ready).


      The whole idea is to minimize the amount of surprises in your work and travel area. I find that this approach makes me more comfortable moving around my assigned area, and operating as an authority to attendees. Study all this and know it by RTX. Spend a few minutes every week or two looking over this. You won’t be quizzed on this, but you’ll want to have a working knowledge. Not only for yourself, but for attendees and other Guardians.


      A Few Weeks Before RTX

      Start eating a little better. Don’t shock your body with new foods or diets though. You don’t want to throw off your system. Just pick the healthier option among what you already regularly eat. Maybe avoid those god tier junk foods you love, and opt for the stuff you already like that might be better for you. You know your own body, so you know what it doesn’t like processing. If there are foods or meals that you love, but you know they make you worthless and lazy, maybe avoid those leading up to RTX. And this isn’t about dieting or losing weight. You’ll need the energy, so don’t come to Austin starving. It’s about being well fed, just not full of grease. If you can put your body in a healthier and more responsive state pre-RTX, it will make the weekend a little easier.


      Make sure to get on a good sleep schedule too, if possible. One day of bad sleep can snowball over a week, and it’s easy to find yourself dragging by the weekend. You don’t want to be operating on a sleep deficit during RTX, so try to get on an RTX schedule before the con.


      Hunger and sleepiness can strike hard, even right before RTX even starts. Many times I find myself getting a little less rest and nutrition leading up to RTX. It can due to work, travel, or pure excitement. In each of those instances, it can be easy to lose hours of sleep or to just grab a quick greasy meal. By the time the Thursday before RTX rolls around, it can be easy to find yourself tired and hungry at midday. Such is the nature of cons and travel. And you won’t always be able to eat super healthy at RTX. Time, money, and distance can conspire to force you to eat greasy and unhealthy foods. That’s just the reality for cons, for attendees and volunteers alike. And that’s okay. But that’s why it’s important to stock up on healthy habits before RTX. And remember, like I said, it’s not about dieting or losing weight. It’s about being well fed on healthy foods already in your rotation.


      Here’s a cautionary tale for you. At RTX 2015, I made a rookie mistake and went about 23 hours without eating and a whole day with only 4 hours of sleep—and that was by the Thursday afternoon before RTX. Any veteran Guardian will tell you that this one of the biggest things to NOT do. Seriously, the first rule of Guardianship is commonly “take care of your body”. I was so disappointed in myself, since it was a stupid thing to do, but it just goes to show you that even for repeat Guardians this hole can be easy to fall into. Bear in mind, this wasn’t due to the demands of the work, but my inability to manage my time. It might not seem like something to be warned about, but it’s something that can sneak up on you when you’re so excited and dedicated about helping out. It’s just a natural component of volunteering. The best way to combat this, should you need to, is to make sure you’re in a good position beforehand by eating better and getting plenty of rest. Think of it as stocking up on energy and recovery ability. It gives you an extra boost, and provides you with a cushion of recuperation should you need it.


      In The Week Before Coming To RTX

      Make a list of what you’re packing. Make a list of what you’ll be wearing on each day and night. Do all your laundry days ahead of time and, if possible, have your bag packed by the day BEFORE you leave for Austin. And that list of what you’ll be wearing? Pack that too. No joke, waking up and having an outfit already planned out is a godsend. The ability to wake up and seamlessly get ready during RTX gives you so much peace of mind. Also, if you plan to carry a bag during RTX, make sure to have that packed and planned out ahead of time too. If possible, tailor your bag according to what department you will be working in. Different departments have different needs. PA’s might need sharpies and hand sanitizer, Lines/Panels might need counters and pen/paper, and Tech might need a shitload of tech stuff. Ask your Team Lead and fellow Guardians for specifics on what your assignment will call for. All the needed supplies will be provided, but if you already have access to the appropriate materials, it helps to bring them yourself. Don’t forget to pack snacks and water either. DON’T FORGET TO PACK SNACKS AND WATER.


      Take stock of your body as well. Do your feet tend to hurt after being on them all day? Pack the comfy shoes or buy some inserts. Do you chafe after walking around a long time? Pack a tiny baby powder. Do industrial air conditioners dry out your eyes? Pack some eye drops. Don’t just plan for situations, plan for your body.


      Also, by this time, you will likely already know your schedule for that whole week. Once you do, plan out your meal options as best you can. Maybe do some research on the nearest restaurants, menus, and prices. Knowing where you’re getting your meals from and how much they’ll cost can save you an unbelievable amount of time and stress. When you’re in the thick of Guardian work, with the crowds and noise all around you, eliminating any unknowns can be great for your sanity. Not just for the days of the convention, but the Thursday or even Wednesday before (if you’re in town then).


      In The Days Before Leaving For RTX

      Okay, this is where we get a little more…personal. It isn’t a big must have, but I find that it helps psychologically when you get FRESH TO DEATH.


      I’m talking about haircuts, nail trims, and grooming (face OR body). I’m talking eyebrows, simple fix problem areas, moisturizing, exfoliating, and shaving. You're not going to prom or about to get married though, so don't show up not ready to get sweaty. You will be exerting yourself, and you won't be able to preen when you want. But basically anything you might do when you have a hot date coming up or if you’re going to a nice party, do that. Take your time, don’t rush. I highly recommend finding some time to decompress and relax by yourself, and utilizing that time to take care of your body.


      Why, you ask? For yourself. Have you ever been chilling at home, and had to make an unexpected trip to the grocery store? You’re there, in your comfiest of comfy clothes just watching TV. All of a sudden, you remember you need olive oil for that kick ass dish you’re making later. So you go to the store not looking your best, and try to incognito your way through the checkout. The confidence level is noticeably lower than if you had taken an hour or two getting ready. I realize that we all have different levels of self-esteem, and some of you would probably feel and look fabulous wearing a trash bag. That’s fucking fantastic. But for some of us, there is a measurable amount of confidence and extrovertism that can be gained when we look our best. You carry yourself better, walk straighter, and make more eye contact. It’s all about making yourself feel better.When you look good, you feel good.


      Do the same thing for your clothes. The priorities when it comes to Guardian clothes are typically comfort and presentability. You want to be comfortable working all day, and you want to look nice enough for the public to approach you. Feel free to make the best of that. Wear special pants/shorts, shoes, socks, or accessories. It can be nice and trendy, or it can be something that simply says “this is me”. The idea is to wear something that gives you confidence, whether it’s something slightly fancier or an outfit that screams your own personal style. The same goes for clothes you can’t see. Don’t trade comfort for style, but if possible, wear some good socks or good underwear. Good underwear is a huge confidence booster. It’s a weapon you should have in your arsenal. Keep in mind, there is a minor dress code for Guardians (approachability, visible shirt, emphasis on comfort). But if you can do what I recommend within the Guardian dress code, I would highly suggest it.


      Here’s another personal example. Right before RTX 2012, I forgot to get a haircut. My hair was very overgrown. I didn’t pack any nice clothes, so my wardrobe (as a Guardian AND a civilian), was a little ratty. I could feel the lack of confidence I had that weekend. I met a lot of people for the first time, and I wished my appearance was a little better. Like I said, for some of you that ain’t no thing. But for me, sometimes, it can have a negative effect. The people you meet, attendees and Guardians, will accept you even if you aren’t looking your best. But looking your best can do a lot for you, psychologically.


      Also keep in mind, you might have to deal with helpless or angry attendees, industry professionals, and don’t forget, RT themselves. Looking professional and put together can do wonders for your performance. You’ll see many veteran Guardians emphasizing professionalism and hygiene. Those two things are vital to being a Guardian. What I’m recommending is just taking that next step in those two respects. My only warning is to not go overboard. After all, you will be working and quite possibly sweating. So, don’t be too preoccupied with appearances. But do yourself a favor and give yourself that boost of confidence. In the days before RTX, make it a point to focus on your body and find serenity in the process. Use it as a form of meditation, and arrive at RTX with confidence.


      In The Day Or Two Before RTX, in Austin

      Pay attention during orientation. When you break off into teams, soak up your Team Lead’s advice. During team meetings and team orientations, if possible, visualize and act out your role. I’m talking full on miming that shit. Don’t just learn what you’ll be doing, imagine it. Picture the crowds. Physically and vocally act out your role. This will be your only rehearsal. It might look weird, but actually acting out the process will help you.


      Get to know your team. Memorize their names, and tell them yours. If you’re there the Wednesday or Thursday before, maybe go to lunch or dinner together if people are available. If any of you are free during the evenings Friday through Sunday, maybe make dinner plans for the weekend. Things like this help your team become more cohesive, and close-knit. We all have our own neuroses and anxieties. Some more than others, and that’s okay. But we all need to help create an environment of comfort within our co-volunteers. You will be working alongside these people, you will grow fond of them, and sadly, you may never see them again. Take the time to know each other just a little, even if it’s over a soda during a break. It will help your work relationship, alleviate any potential awkwardness, and you will be happy you made the effort when you go back home.


      Thursday Night Before RTX

      DON’T STAY UP ALL NIGHT. I know there are evening events, and I know they’re fun. I will be at them too. But you know how much sleep you usually require, and you know what your body can and can’t handle. Don’t cut it close.


      Eat a decent dinner. It's okay to indulge, but don't go crazy. Make sure your Guardian clothes for the next three days are planned out. If you will be carrying a bag with you during RTX, make sure it is packed and ready before going to bed. Doing these things will ensure you get a good night’s sleep, that you wake up refreshed, and that you won’t be stressed in the morning. Also make sure that your toiletries and hygiene materials are ready to go in the morning. Have a space set aside for all your bathroom products, and try to have them in a place that’s easily accessible in the morning. Between deodorant, toothbrush/paste, soap/shampoo, and beauty products, you can easily lose 10-30 minutes fumbling around in the morning.


      Also be aware of your morning routines, and how your body acts. Do you need extra waking up time? Get up earlier. Does your hair require a special touch? Set aside that time. Will you have morning bathroom business to take care of? Take that into account. If you're rooming with other people, work out a morning schedule. Don't rely on a bathroom time slot in the morning if it hasn't been confirmed.


      Also, and this is more of a personal suggestion, take a hot bath before bed. Still take a shower in the morning, but take a hot bath before bed. I know not everyone’s lodging situation will allow this (a shower is fine too), but if possible, do it. Fill the tub up and take a quiet soak for a while. Relax. Breathe. Listen to the sloshing of the water. Use the good soap, and conditioner. Take your time, and maybe put some lotion on after. Go to bed fresh and relaxed. You’re here because you want to be. You’re in your element. You're with your people. You’re calm and ready for tomorrow. You know where you need to be in the morning, and what time you need to be there. You got this. Settle down, set an alarm, and go to sleep.


      Parting Advice

      That’s about all I got. If you want to know more about what to do during the actual convention, feel free to ask. I will do my best to help. There are also plenty of other experienced Guardians to ask as well. I’ll go ahead and leave you with some tips and tricks that might help you during RTX.


      • Don’t be nervous. The people around you are there to support you. You’ll go through a lot of on-the-job training on the first day. You’ll learn a lot, and apply it to rest of the weekend. Don’t fret. Any stress you have is a passing condition.
      • Don’t skip meals. Hand-held and portable foods are your friend, but do take advantage of times when you can sit down and enjoy a meal.
      • Always have water on hand. ALWAYS HAVE WATER ON HAND. You don’t even need a space-age Olympian artisan water delivery system. Reuse an Ozarka bottle. You’re not the Queen.
      • If you have the time and ability, try to take a hot bath at least once during the weekend. You will be surprised how much it will help.
      • Be willing to relax. You’ll want to cram as much fun into the weekend as you can. That’s normal, and what we all want. But if you feel you might not be up to it, that’s okay. Chill nights with friends are just as good as wild nights with friends. Last year I even had a relaxing nice Italian dinner by myself. No joke, it felt good. Treat yo-self.
      • You will be seeing behind the curtain of RT a bit, but you will be doing so in order to help them. Remember, you’re a Guardian first and a fan second.
      • Food runs are life savers. Going on break to get something to eat? Have some extra time? Are you working closely with other Guardians? Consider offering to go on a food run for the group. Work out the money situation (through collection, smartphone apps, or trades), write down what they want, and grab it for them. This isn’t expected of you, but it’s an option that can save everybody a lot of time and stress.
      • Ask questions if you have them. Redundant instructions are okay. You don’t get points for memorizing things the first time you hear them. But you do get Guardian points for thoroughly understanding things.
      • Guardian Points don’t really exist, but just now I’ve decided to make them a thing. Use "GP" for short.
      • Avoid having too many chefs in the kitchen. We all want to help. We all have ideas. There will be times when you’re in a discussion with other Guardians about what to do in a situation. People will have suggestions, and everyone will want to help. Be nice to each other when decided what to do. But once a decision has been made in a situation and a plan is implemented, give it a chance. Don’t complain that your idea was way better the whole time, and don’t gloat if your idea is the one that is chosen. Don’t let your eagerness to help become a battle over whose idea is best. Trust your team, and trust your Team Leads.
      • Have fun. All these people around you are your people. They like what you like, and you have a lot in common with them. Probably more than you know. Feel how happy they are, and feel good about yourself.
      • Write down the screen names, twitter handles, etc. of your fellow Guardians. Take pictures with them. Upload those pictures like crazy after RTX.
      • If possible, STAY AFTER FOR THE GREAT GUARDIAN GATHERING IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CON ON SUNDAY. People will dance. People will take pictures. People will cry, including you and the RT staff. You'll want to be there. You won’t want to leave.
      • Remember how you felt when you were there.
    • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

      Flight 7500 (A Horror Movie Lover's White Whale)

      1 month ago

      There's this movie. It's called Flight 7500. It's a cheesy supernatural horror that takes place on a plane. I first saw a preview around 2012 or 2013. I finally saw it last night. Why is this noteworthy, you ask? Because its release has been postponed for over three years.


      I've found out that over the past few years, it had become a white whale of horror movies. People have been trying to see it for years. It got slowly got released overseas here and there over the years, but only got released here in the US this week. I only found this out yesterday, after wondering why it hadn't come out for so long. I know this probably happens all the time for movies, but this particular one was kind of interesting. After some research, this is what I found out:


      Movie Timeline
      • Early 2012 - Flight 7500 is filmed and slated for US theatrical release in August 2012.
      • May 2012 - CBS Films pushes US release to April 2013.
      • 2013 - US release pushed to October 2013, then again to March 2014.
      • March 8th 2014 - Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 pushes US release back (speculated).
      • June 2014 - Theater release in Philippines and United Arab Emirates.
      • July 2014 - Theater release in Turkey.
      • July 2014 - Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 pushes US release back (my speculation).
      • Fall 2014 - US release slated for October. Meanwhile it's released in Germany, France, and Netherlands on Blu-Ray.
      • October 2014 - Still no US release.
      • April, 2015 - American Airlines gets exclusive rights to the film as part of their "In-Fright" programming starting in November 2015. Rights last until Spring 2016.
      • Summer 2015 - Theater release in Japan and Brazil.
      • April 12th, 2016 - FINALLY released in the US on Blu-Ray.


      Stuff like this is neat to me. I've read about people who have been trying to see it for years, struggling to get their hands on copies from overseas.


      A Quick Review of the Actual Movie

      As you can imagine, there's not much to write home about. But as far as straight to bluray/dvd horror movies go, I can tell you that it's average to good. I've seen far worse. The movie moves a little slow, but it has a deliberate pace. A faster pace would've been detrimental.


      But points for a concept that I've never seen done before. Don't think I've ever heard of a paranormal plane movie, beyond Bermuda Triangle type stuff. If it's been done before, this is easily the most popular movie based on that concept.


      As far as the ending, it was great up until the final scene. They had a nice button on the whole thing, with a palatable twist, but they had to shoehorn in a plot-complicating final jump scare scene. Is that last girl in limbo? Did she survive? What the hell is the doll doing there? Nonsense. If they would've left that last part out, the movie would've been fine. I hate how horror movies always do that. It's like Burnie's complaint with superhero origin stories. Horror directors always want to put in a final jump scare. That practice has ruined many movies.


      Anyway, I just thought this was a neat case study of how a movie can get held hostage by studio and circumstance.

    • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

      Happy Birthday Rooster Teeth

      1 month ago

      I first heard about Rooster Teeth in the summer of 2003. I was a casual fan until 2004, then a serious fan until 2010, and finally a die hard fan ever since. Fucking time man. The years fly by.


      Want to see what I looked like in the months around the time RT was born?



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      What'd I tell you? I was so young and fresh faced. For comparison, this is what I look like now:




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      I look forward to decomposing with RT for 13 more years.

    • FlamingChiwawas asked BlackPenguin a question

      Afternoon, I was wondering how the Rumble works, in regards to teams. Do you send out a roster?

      Answered: Mar 28, 2016

      Each team picks out their players however they want. For RvBTX, we have a group forum thread where people can stay updated and request to be a player for that round. We essentially call for players each round, and try to give everyone a chance to play. You can find the thread here.

    • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

      Rooster Rumble Season 2 Tournament! Sign Up!

      in Forums > Rooster Rumble Season 2 Tournament! Sign Up! | Follow this topic

      New Rooster Rumble tournament is starting soon! Let us know if you want to be on the team! Post your system and gamertag.


      The first round will start on Sunday, April 3rd, and end on Sunday, April 17th. It's looking like it will be Halo for the first round.


      Details on the tournament can be found here.

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    • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

      FU x2

      6 months ago

      I'm the Featured User today! That's pretty neat, especially since it's my second time this year (and 2nd time ever).

      Hey, Community....you're awesome. You're looking good today. Is that a new haircut? Have you been working out? Cuz I mean, wow. Any registered user would be lucky to have you.

      Also, RTX 2016 dates announced?! Time to stamp my Guardian card again. And if any of you live in Texas, maybe join RvBTX? We have a Rooster Rumble match this Saturday afternoon.

      Anyway, stay classy Community. Thanks for the FU.

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    • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

      Over the Hill

      7 months ago

      I didn't realize it, but a week and a half ago marked my 11th year on this website.

      11 years. Good times. Seen a lot, done a lot. I'm not going anywhere either. I really wanted to write up some topical and meaningful stuff, but I do that too much and I'd rather go grab something to eat right now. So, I'll just leave you with some context for the year of 2004:

      • Only college students could use Facebook
      • My college tuition for the semester was $2,000
      • I still had a CRT TV
      • I had never even seen an HDMI cord
      • Youtube didn’t exist
      • Pay phones were still a thing
      • People still answered phones sometimes without caller id
      • The fact that my new computer was black, and not white, was the coolest thing in the world
      • I faxed a lot of shit
      • I used floppy disks for college papers
      • Halo 2 hadn’t even come out yet
      • Console multiplayer was still super rare
      • And lastly, this was my cell phone:

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    • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

      Sup?

      7 months ago

      So, what's up everyone? How are you guys doing? Been up to anything lately?

      I've been trying to find a healthy frozen pizza. The current frontrunner is Newman's Own. I've also been trying to chip away at some multiplayer MCC achievements, and trying to find time to dedicate a whole day to the other ones (someday @Pyromasso, someday). It's looking like I will still have a shitload of MCC achievements to get when Halo 5 comes out. I'm always playing catch up with Halo cheevos.

      I'm also on a job hunt, trying to get my ass up to Austin. I had wanted to be there by the end of the year, but it's looking more like next year. Really though, I just want to move there for Michi's ramen. PAX South is up in the air too. I has such a great time last year. It was the first convention I'd ever been to that I didn't volunteer at. We'll see if I can even go this year.

      Been drinking a lot of Woodchuck cider lately too. In fact, I've actually been drinking nearly everyday lately. Not getting shit-faced, but a solid streak of a couple drinks on the regular. Going down an anime rabbit hole as well. And I've been exercising too. Lost about five pounds this past month or so. Gained a belt loop. I'm only doing some light treadmill work, but I'm trying to keep up with it and make it a regular thing.

      I think that's it. How bout y'all?

    • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

      Anime Binge

      8 months ago

      I've been watching a lot of anime lately. I've always been into anime, ever since Cowboy Bebop and Outlaw Star in the early 2000's. But in 2015, my consumption has picked up a lot. This is what I've watched this year:

      Anime I've finished:

      • Expelled from Paradise
      • Freezing (both seasons)
      • Gurren Lagann
      • I Can't Understand What My Husband is Saying Season 2
      • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon
      • Knights of Sindonia Season 2
      • Mysterious Girlfriend X
      • Tokyo Ghoul Season 2
      • Plastic Memories
      • Sankarea
      • Another
      • Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet


      Anime I'm currently watching:

      • Shiki
      • School-Live!
      • Monster Musume
      • Rokka - Braves of the Six Flowers
      • Actually, I Am...


      I don't know why I've been on such an anime kick lately. It's really getting in the way of my Halo achievement progress.

      If you would like to see what anime I've seen and how I rated them, I keep a list here.


    • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

      Hey, Community

      8 months ago

      I just want you to read two things:

      1) This journal by @Newbs

      2) This journal by @Radius55

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  • Comments (247)

    • seanp04 Guardian 2016

      6 months ago

      Happy FU

    • Myshu chupariffic

      6 months ago

      Happy FU, dude!

    • navaa RTX Guardian 2.0

      6 months ago

      Awww yeah! Happy FU Day!! Congrats, man :D

    • niriall THE META

      6 months ago

      FU!!

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        6 months ago

        Whhaa? Me FU?! Cool! Thank you

        Also, I actually got an alert for this comment? Double cool!

      • niriall THE META

        6 months ago

        And I got an alert for your response! :O

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        6 months ago

        Lol, and I did NOT get an alert for your reply to my reply.

        Progress!

    • tonyski change is scary

      7 months ago

      I played halo 2 with you, didn't I?

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        7 months ago

        So apparently the site still doesn't give alerts for wall comments.

        Maybe? My gamertag is TheBlackPenguin. It very well could've been me

    • Ethan Graphic Designer

      8 months ago

      Yo dude, what up

    • Hotpocket36

      1 year ago

      I see you made your way into a few shots of the latest How To

      • Hotpocket36

        1 year ago

        Looks like everyone there did. I mean the sound of it alone was fantastic.

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        1 year ago

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        I fucking lost it at that jelly man.

    • WB_Spartan Legend of Zelda

      1 year ago

      Happy Featured User day!

    • MrArcys Over The Edge

      1 year ago

      Happy FU you glorious bastard you!

    • SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

      1 year ago

      Happy FU day!

    • IndiaRT28

      1 year ago

      Congratulations on earning the Achievement: "Featured User!"

    • aeon1

      1 year ago

      smiley12.gif rock on! Happy fu!

    • Russspruce

      1 year ago

      Hey dude! Glad to see you are the Featured User! Looking forwards seeing you again com RTX!

    • IdkBlue Praise Newbs

      1 year ago

      merry featured user day!

    • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

      1 year ago

      So I just threw a topic up in the RvB:TX forum, might be worth a news post. Looking to get people together for something in June in Austin.

      • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

        1 year ago

        Thanks man!

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        1 year ago

        I'll probably make news post tomorrow sometime. I'll make sure to plug it.

    • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

      1 year ago

      If anybody asks, the Cultivating a Community panel is here at 43:36.

      • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

        1 year ago

        Just glad I'm finally getting to watch it. Any time I find one, I try to let the panelist(s) know where.

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        1 year ago

        Thanks man!

    • Pyromasso

      1 year ago

      This year's Finals are so good.

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    • Pyromasso

      1 year ago

      So, the Halo Master Chief Collection. You doin' it? All 4,000 Gamerscore?

      • Pyromasso

        1 year ago

        If you're interested, I'll definitely be picking that up on release day (especially if the Microsoft Store does a special event). I'll gladly help out with any cheevos.

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        1 year ago

        Jesus. I didn't even realize they were redoing the achievements. I guess I have no choice. Curse you Halo, why you do dis?

        I'm still working on finishing Spartan Assault for all four platforms (360, One, Windows 8, Windows Phone).

    • Red420 Guardian *3

      2 years ago

      I see you had fun holding lights for the "Macrowave" short.

    • Erkan Take It Easy.... bitches

      2 years ago

      For next RTX... didn't see you this time round.

    • Zack W^_^W

      2 years ago

      thanks for guardianing x3! and the tokens at blazertag. they were well spent.

    • Pyromasso

      2 years ago

      So, it's taken awhile, but I've come around to the Spurs. When the Heat/Spurs final started, I was hoping neither team would win, but I REALLY don't like Miami. I rooted for the Spurs.

      After watching the games so far, it's damn impressive how just plain good the Spurs are! Ginobili started instead of playing sixth man after having so many surgeries and injuries this season and nobody could stop him!

      I wanted to let you know because the last few times we've met up I've given you crap for being a Spurs fan. Never again. I was stupid, and so young and naive.

      I hope they win Game 6 in Miami. Those fans will be distraught.

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        2 years ago

        Ha, it's all good man. Glad to hear it. Yeah, the Spurs are so quiet and just plain talented that nobody ever takes notice. I'm glad it's the Heat we're playing. If it was the Pacers, nobody would be watching the Finals. And even now, people are talking more about the Heat losing than the Spurs winning. They go so far as to say the Spurs winning would be bad for the NBA.

        And Ginobili is my man! Favorite player of all time. He's only got like one, maybe two years left. He even contemplated retirement after this season. Hopefully he stays on. He's damn scary. One of two people in history with a Euroleague title, an NBA title, AND and Olympic good medal.

        I would also get some enjoyment over seeing the Heat lose. I hate how LeBron makes a dunk or a crappy block and then stays under the basket looking at the crowd for like 5 seconds while everyone runs to the other side of the court.

        It's gonna be a good game tonight! I'm gonna record and then watch it if they win. It's too stressful for me to watch it live, lol. And even if they lose, it would be a tall task for Miami to win two in a row.

    • LaserKraken The Lord of Meat

      2 years ago

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    • Gorczy The Real Slim Shady

      3 years ago

      Get the last Halo 4 achievement you need. I've been waiting for that journal for weeks!

      • Gorczy The Real Slim Shady

        2 years ago

        One achievement. You can do it....

      • Gorczy The Real Slim Shady

        2 years ago

        One more. Only one more ........

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        2 years ago

        lol. Been real busy lately. That last one is a bitch!

    • Pyromasso

      3 years ago

      Tim Duncan is ridiculous.

      • Pyromasso

        3 years ago

        Based on this past week, I bet Kobe was, too.

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        3 years ago

        Dude! I saw that live on tv! I was laughing my ass off.

    • Kellyrenea

      3 years ago

      Hey there, I went to that market I was telling you about (in search of pocky for my anime club) I remembered to look for that ramen you like but even thought they had the bowl soup brand, they did not have the beef and ginger flavor. :-(

      I'll keep an eye out if I go anywhere else that might have it.

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        3 years ago

        Thanks! Yeah, I think they discontinued it. I see that brand in places too, but never my flavor. Oh well. Thanks a lot for looking though.

        Mmmm, pocky.

    • Hotpocket36

      3 years ago

      Gus and Gavin's ice adventure reminded me of ours at RTX... Ah the memories haha

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        3 years ago

        HA! Dude, I thought the EXACT same thing when they told that story. I wonder if hotel ice stories are common. I gotta make an RTX 2012 memory journal about that in the future.

    • LaserKraken The Lord of Meat

      3 years ago

      How are we not friends already?

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        3 years ago

        I know right?

        Also, posted on your profile before seeing this comment.

        Also, also: Misspelled "right" and my iPhone thought I was trying to spell "rvbtx". Fuck yeah.

    • NGU

      3 years ago

      It was good meeting you today at Salt Lick. Did you recover from all that delicious food? I hope I can make it out to future RvB:TX events in the future smiley11.gif

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        3 years ago

        Damn. Still finding stuff I missed in the RTX aftermath. I did eventually recover from Salt Lick. I took a nap right when I got home. And I was sick for 10 days afterward. Worth it.

        Glad to have ya in the group!

    • LaserKraken The Lord of Meat

      3 years ago

      Glad to be on the old PR6 with you Captain.

      • LaserKraken The Lord of Meat

        3 years ago

        I hear they're recording all of the panels so I'm holding on hope to watching them all later.

        We're Guardians and there's nothing else I'd rather do than do my part to make RTX a great event.

        But seriously, I am getting itchy.

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        3 years ago

        Man, there's so many good panels. I think the rooms are close together. Hopefully there's like backstage areas we can scope out some of the panels from while waiting to work ours. Maybe we'll be able to check out the rooms during breaks on Friday.

        I'm breaking out in RTX hives.

      • LaserKraken The Lord of Meat

        3 years ago

        Blue base it is Cap'n. Maybe we should have a poster of Shelia in there.

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        3 years ago

        Cool. Lookin forward to seeing what panels we'll be working.

    • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

      4 years ago

      Hey man, just wanted to give you a heads up that I just created a new forum thread in the RvB:TX forum. I'm trying to see if people want to go see Rush in November. I know the new threads don't show up on watch lists, so I was going to ask if there was any way you'd be willing to make a news post about it. Tickets have already been on sale for a while, so I just don't want it to sell out or get to the point where there are no more seats together before I buy. Thanks man.

      • craZboy87 Guardian Hat

        4 years ago

        Awesome, thanks!

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        Sure thing man. As luck would have it, I was planning on making a news post today anyway. I'll throw yours up there with it.

    • AgentRyu

      4 years ago

      Hi! The name is Jake! How u doing?

    • quyman

      4 years ago

      hay how do i get a pic in to comment

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        Also, don't forget to put the slash, "/", before img in the second bracket. Make sure you enter the full URL too.

      • quyman

        4 years ago

        what I Made it

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        You have to put the url from an online image in the img brackets. Like this, except replace the parentheses with brackets:

        (img)image url here(/img)

        For example, your avatar's url is s3.roosterteeth.com/images/quyman4e1772ee45c1a.jp...

        When I type that url, highlight it, and click the "img" button above, I get this:

        quyman4e1772ee45c1a.jpg

        Hope that helps!



    • TheKing7

      4 years ago

      Hey man! How's it going with ya? Thanks for accepting my friend request by the way.

    • SHADOW650268

      4 years ago

      Thank you for the FU! smiley0.gif and I encourage you to case mod your xbox. Case mods are fun as hell to make, and I enjoy having a one of a kind style xbox

    • Speed5ter69

      4 years ago

      I blew it. When i saw that kid dressed as harry potter (fag) then seeing BobSaget228 (BobFaget) again... i just couldnt handle it anymore, I gave whats his face a little credit seen as though he hasnt been to bad now but im still not going on his side anytime soon.

      Their all coming at once! Attack of the Noobs! jeez.

    • Radius55 Site Admin

      4 years ago

      This totally looks like you:

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      Well, minus the whole no lower body thing...

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        Ha, nice. Dr. Loveless from Wild Wild West. I don't care what people say, that was an enjoyable movie.

        She's a breath of fresh ass.
        Pardon me?
        What?
        You said "ass."
        No, I didn't. I said, "It's nice having her on board, she's a breast of fresh air."
        Let's just get some shut-ass.


        Also, fun fact, our RvBTX.org domain expires next month. It'll still be there if we ever need it again though. Can't imagine someone buying that domain. Seems like just yesterday...

    • Red420 Guardian *3

      4 years ago

      Merry Christmas.

      Quick idea next RT visit let's get some Chris Eggnog.

    • SailorTweek RTX Head Guardian

      4 years ago

      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! smiley12.gif

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        Thanks. And to you as well.

    • Radius55 Site Admin

      4 years ago

      I saw your new interest, and just wanted to say...

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      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        Pony please, I got a wallet full of them.

        i-dont-always-watch-shows-for-little-gir

    • Kellyrenea

      4 years ago

      Of course!

    • Radius55 Site Admin

      4 years ago

      Did you get a chance to talk to the staff about the meet up?

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        No man, sorry. They were practially inaccessible before hand. I stuck around for a little afterwards when everyone went to the Highball, but they were swamped by everyone talking to them. I wanted to wait around longer, but I didn't want to start heading back too late.

        Fun fact: In the "Thanks" section of the credits, the first line is the RTX attendees and the second is The Guardians. Thought that was cool.

    • David

      4 years ago

      Definitely spotted you in the front row of the Burnie mass comm discussion via the livestream. Nostalker lol

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        *wave

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        Ha! Grady got me to save too once. lol

    • Jakey

      4 years ago

      Are you in the front row of Burnies interview during Mass Comm Week at Texas State?

      • Jakey

        4 years ago

        I saw you turn around once towards the end and kind of had the "MIND BLOWN" moment. It was great to see you were there, hope you had a good time!

        Post edited 10/17/11 5:19PM

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        lol. Yeah man. I just got out. It was pretty cool.

    • Fthreat

      4 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B8RRg-1dZ0

      AHWU intro.
      By the way, can you message me the password to the Youtube site again, please? Must put more videos on there.

    • Radius55 Site Admin

      4 years ago

      So I sent messages to a bunch of the staff, but you know how bad they are at replying. If I don't get any response I'm just going to go over Friday the 23rd if you want to come.

      Also, if you decide to go to the offices you still need a ride to Waco you can crash at my apartment that night.

      • Radius55 Site Admin

        4 years ago

        Yeah, that's no problem. When we leave, I'll put my permit on your car so you shouldn't have any trouble.

      • BlackPenguin Guardian x6

        4 years ago

        Well, if they reply and say it's cool, I might meet you there. If not, I'll probably not go. So, I'm still a maybe. I'll still need a ride to Waco in either instance. But I probably wouldn't need to crash that day. Thanks for the offer though.

        Speaking of which, do you think I might be able to park my car at your place while we're gone? That way I could just hop in and go home when we get back.

    • AgentHunter

      4 years ago

      Its random I know, but Please Join and never forget that fateful day. 9-11-2001

      roosterteeth.com/groups/profile.php?id=12877

    • Radius55 Site Admin

      4 years ago

      I was walking down the road in Austin today, and saw a guy who looked just like you. Do you have an evil twin or clone who goes to school here?

    • Dame

      4 years ago

      Hey i see that you are a member of the RT-XBLC group, and it looks like you are a fan of anime as well. I thought you might be interested to know that one of the group Admins, RoninTex (Kira), has started a thread topic in the group's forum regarding starting a regular netflix anime-night within the community.

      The thread can be found here:
      roosterteeth.com/groups/forum/viewTopic.php?id=23996

      If you are interested in joining her and the others, be sure to put that thread topic on "watch" so you dont miss out on notifications of upcoming anime nights. smiley1.gif - if you didnt already know, XBox finally updated and made it to where you can now have 8 people in a netflix party at the same time instead of just 4.

    • Steffie HUZZAH

      4 years ago

      Go right ahead! Thank you :)

  • Questions answered by BlackPenguin

    Each team picks out their players however they want. For RvBTX, we have a group forum thread where people can stay updated and request to be a player for that round. We essentially call for players each round, and try to give everyone a chance to play. You can find the thread here.