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    • Remembering Monty Oum

      11 months ago

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

      I made a post in my RTDFW community about this, and I thought I should share it here as well;

      Caution: the following (very long) post contains feels including but not limited to sorrow, nostalgia, inspiration, blue, medium, and other powerful emotions. Read at your own risk...

      It's been two years since the world lost one of the most creative and inspiring minds of a generation. Monty Oum lived an exemplary life. A life that was taken from us way too soon. Gray has said that Monty's goal was not to live forever, but rather to leave something behind that would. Monty's accomplishments at Rooster Teeth have led to animation and storytelling that's changed the lives of countless fans. And his own dedication, kindness, and general character was no different.

      I was fortunate enough to meet Monty towards he end of RTX 2014. While the time I spent with him was brief, it's something I'll never forget. RTX was one of the first experiences I had where I was able to actually meet and talk to some of my biggest heroes. Outside of RT, I was very used to celebrities being too busy to spend time with their fans for extended periods (reasonable), which is why I was so blown away by the people at Rooster Teeth who interacted with their fans so much. Monty exemplified this. It was the end of the weekend, the convention center was closing down, and most of the attendees and RT staff were getting ready to leave, if they hadn't already. But on my way out, I saw Monty in a corner surrounded by maybe half a dozen fans. It didn't take long for others to notice as well and we ended up beginning to form a line. His guardian was evidently exhausted and I overheard him say to Monty "hey, it's getting pretty long, do you want me to cut it off? You've had a long weekend, you've barely gotten any sleep, and-" but Monty cut him off and said "nope, nope. I'm going to spend time with my fans. If you want to take a break for a few minutes, you definitely deserve it. But it's the end of the weekend, I've got nothing better to do. Seeing the smiles on these guys faces does me way more good than catching up on sleep. Hey there, what's your name..." I'll never forget that interaction. Talking with Monty, no matter how brief, is among my most treasured memories.

      The funny thing about Monty is that while he set out to make a difference with his work (and he has accomplished that in countless ways), I feel that he's actually made even more of a difference by just being himself. It's evident that his dedication to his talents alone has inspired everyone he worked with to be more productive, and enjoy it every step of the way. I think that's just one of the many things that he passed on, not just to the company, but to all of us; the fans, the community, the RT family. A family he fully helped build. His contributions at Rooster Teeth have drawn countless of people to this community; RWBY alone has drawn in thousands. And that, in turn, leads us to create smaller families like RTDFW. His work, and his character, continue to inspire people every day. And the lessons that his life taught us are ones I hope none of us ever forget.


      I've heard a lot of people over the last few years ask what they can do to honor Monty best. Everyone will have different answers, but in my personal opinion; if you're asking that question, you're already doing it. Just never forget all the things that he's done, and use that as inspiration to motivate you to make something beautiful like he did. And really, just live a good life. I never liked the phrase "life is short". I think a more accurate one is that life is simply unpredictable. You never know what may happen. You could die next week, you could become famous overnight, you could save a life without knowing it. Life's possibilities are endless. But life is not exactly "short"; it can be very long if you just continue on without finding something you love. So just don't take any time, or any opportunities, for granted. Monty was taken from us too soon, but he never let any of the time that he did have go to waste. So I guess if I'm gonna give any advice from this it's to do the same. You never know how much time you have to create something amazing, to make a difference in the lives of others, or just to do what you love. So just find your inspiration, find your drive, something you love, and just go after it. Monty went above and beyond in every aspect of his life, and that's a fire that'll never go out in this community. Not if we always remember Monty Oum.


      I'm not expecting everyone to actually read that long essay (thanks if you did), but I considered writing a tribute to be one of the best things I could do in the anniversary of his passing; it's my own creative masterpiece for the day.

      For those who need a TL;DR, here's a tear jerking video tribute, and some of my favorite quotes;



      "What we end up making is usually larger than what we think it will be"

      "The most important thing, do this as often as you can; watch movies, watch shows, watch things. Just keep your eyes open."

      "The goal isn't to live forever. It's to create something that will."

      "Keep moving forward"

      -Monty Oum (1981-2015)

    • Star Wars VIII Title

      11 months ago

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

      Oh also, the title for Star Wars VIII was released. "The Last Jedi". It seems... extremely straightforward. It's Luke.

      For the record, I love rants about stuff almost as much as Burnie does. So here's one from today;


      I've dealt with arguing and "analysis" all day. Like, it's a title. It's an extremely straightforward title. I don't understand what there is that people don't get. WHAT IS THERE TO ARGUE ABOUT? Like, all of the Star Wars titles aren't that different; 

      The Phantom Menace was the only title they ever had that was remotely mysterious. Attack of the clones; the clones were discovered and brought into combat to attack the droid army and save some Jedi. Revenge of the Sith; the Sith got revenge by setting in motion a Jedi genocide basically taking over the galaxy. A New Hope; Luke joins the rebellion, joins forces with Han and Leia, and they serve as the galaxy's new hope against the empire. Empire Strikes Back; the empire gets back at the rebels after the Death Star blew up. Return of the Jedi; Luke becomes a full-fledged Jedi and returns their culture to public knowledge. The force awakens; after 30 years of silence which consisted of an attempt to rebuild the Jedi as well as the extermination (again) of those Jedi so they became myths until Rey came along and everyone sense that, you guessed it, the force awoke. And now we're at The Last Jedi.

      Attack of the Clones; the clones attacked.

      Revenge of the Sith; the Sith got revenge.

      A New Hope; a new hope for the galaxy emerges; it's Luke.

      Empire Strikes Back; the empire struck back.

      Return of the Jedi; the Jedi returned; it's Luke. Again.

      The Force Awakens; the force awoke.

      The Last Jedi; I'm gonna take a wild guess and say it's about the last Jedi; it's fucking Luke!

      Even if we ignore the fact that the title meant him in both 4 and 6 (now 8, almost like there's a pattern here), the title is also straightforward; there's one last Jedi. At the start of the movie, it's Luke. At the focus of the movie, is Luke. That much was already confirmed by the writers. Luke trains Rey to be a Jedi so he won't be the last Jedi anymore. Unless he dies, in which case Rey would be the last Jedi. But the meaning of LITERALLY EVERY TITLE ABOVE had meaning way before the end of the movie. If the title was referring to Rey, it'd be the equivalent of Revenge of the Sith being titled A New Hope instead. So in conclusion... it's fucking LUKE.

    • Vlogs and General Progress

      11 months ago

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

      So I finally, after months of procrastination, posted several vlogs to my YouTube channel (150k Productions). I'm approaching this vlogs so far as more of a learning experience, practice being in front of a camera, practice consistent uploading, etc. so I'm not like actively seeking viewers or anything yet. I'd just like to have more stuff on my channel and then, when I get comfortable enough, I'll start letting more people know about the channel. That'll probably happen once I start working on a more significant film project outside of RTDFW or my college film classes.

      On that note, I'm also finally getting more into writing, which I didn't realize until now just how much I missed it. When you're stressed out about all the challenges life throws at you, you can become so focused on overcoming them that you lose some ability to be motivated by things you're supposed to love. I haven't productively worked out or written very often at all these last few months, but I finally remembered to stop, take a deep breath, look around a bit, and fully appreciate all the things that I have around me to be inspired and motivated by, things I can actually enjoy. Now I'm finally back at it and it feels great. I can relate on several levels now to what Burnie meant when he expressed his joy to get back to writing Lazer Team 2 (which I can't wait to hear more about).

      I'm also hoping to make more progress as an admin of the RTDFW community soon, at least as far as the RT community as a whole goes. There's an RT World Community group that's been impressively consistent with updates and keeping most of the known RT communities connected. Unfortunately, I haven't been as active in that and I hope I can find the time and motivation to change that soon. I would also say the same about the RTDFW group here on the RT site. We're primarily active on Facebook, which we pretty much update daily. With all the planning that goes into our meetups and our daily lives in general, I guess I can forget that we also have a page to update on the RT site itself. I'm also hoping we get around to updating that more regularly soon as well.

      Well, this was a pretty long update. I feel like this thing may end up being as long and as casual as my own personal journal if I keep this up.



    • Overdue Post/ I MADE GUARDIAN!

      1 year ago

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      It's been a while since I posted, and I felt like I should just to be a bit more active here. I've been inspired by Burnie to do vlogs every now and then. And I'm pretty active on other social media just because I'm an aspiring actor and a founder/admin of the RTDFW community. But I guess that led me to forget to be active on the very site that got me started in most of that. So hopefully I'll remember to post more often (I still haven't even posted the pics I got wit hall the awesome people I met at RTX 2016, I'll need to find those. But also it's not like many people follow me on here anyways yet, maybe that'll change once I start to make something of myself as an actor/writer. For now, I think I'll want to post more often for the same reason I'm doing the vlogs; practice making regular posts and getting in the habit of not slacking off with this stuff (I hope).


      Another important reason for making this post though, is that... I MADE GUARDIAN! This is something I wanted since my first year at RTX, but until now I was either a bit underqualified, or I simply missed the deadline. Now I finally get to put my love for RT to good use and use the opportunity to serve the company and help the attendees have an awesome time. Last year I was VIP, so I felt totally spoiled. I was also taken aback by just how kind and helpful all the guardians were each year, especially to VIPs. It was really inspiring to see that, and I love helping people, so it mad me want to be a part of that more than ever. I feel like my work in leading a community was a big help in that as well, because now I already have a lot of experience in helping and leading RT fans to have a good time at events. Can't wait to get to know more awesome RT fans, especially those veteran guardians, and serve as a way of giving back to Rooster Teeth for all the amazing things they do for us.

    • Yes Caleb, we can be BFFs

      1 year ago

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      General: 

      Username: CaptainAchievement

      From: Dallas, TX

      FIRST member: Yes

      Date Joined: August 17, 2013

      Last Signed in: now

      Rooster Teeth Content:  

      First Rooster Teeth Video you saw: Episode 1, Season 6 of RvB

      Last Podcast you watched: The RT Podcast yesterday

      Favorite member of the Rooster Teeth Cast & Crew: I could never choose, especially since meeting so many.

      Did you watch a RT video today: Yes

      If yes Which one: Everything currently released for RWBY Vol. 4. Several times.

      Favorite RT Series: So difficult. Right now, probably RWBY because the hype has been so high with Vol. 4 premiering.

      Favorite RT video: RT Noire

      RT Site:  

      Current Number Of Notifications: 

      Name of first Journal: Untitled; I was still figuring out social media.

      Name of you latest Journal: RWBY Season 3 finale

      Last Photo you uploaded: Photo for the Extra Life 2016 community poster

      Last Thread you commented on: RTDFW group

      First group in your group list: Christianity

      Last Private message sent to: Josh Flanagan

      Achievement Hunter:  

      Gamer Score/ Total Trophies: GS: ~20k 

      Team Lads or Team Gents: Ahhh, too many tough choices 

      Favorite Achievement Hunter: Jack, but again it's a really tough decision

      Minecraft Skin: Captain America 

      Favorite AH show: Shenanigans

      The Community   

      Favorite Group: RTDFW (mine) 

      Have you gone to a community event: Waaaayyyyy too many to count

      Favorite Fellow Community member: @caleb

    • RWBY Season 3 Finale

      1 year ago

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

      So...

      Holy Shit....

      That episode was impressive even for you guys. And you guys outgrew the word "impressive" long ago. I'm literally speechless at how to praise you guys this time. We've entered one of those moments where everyone's patriotism for RT is off the charts and the community is more united than ever. These are nice moments. And I just want to thank any and everyone who worked on this amazing series so far, as well as the awesome community for encouraging this thus far. Thanks to everyone, for everything.

      I, of all people, know not to underestimate the power of this community and how much progress can be made in such a short time. Yet, I'm still blown away. You guys are the best. Go take a much needed, well-deserved, long ass nap. You've more than earned it.

      And then get right back to work on season 4 because, as a community, we won't shut up abou it until you do.

    • Username change

      1 year ago

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

      Just a heads up, I changed my username to CaptainAchievement. Given that my friends had been jokingly taking my identity for video games, I thought I had better claim this as my username before somebody else does. Plus, it really fits my picture better.

    • 1 year ago

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    • 1 year ago

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    • Lazer Team!

      1 year ago

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      So I realized I didn't write about Lazer Team yet...

      But I don't know what to say. It was better in every way than I had hoped it would be. The best parts were probably the constant references and classic RT humor. But I have to give major props to the main actors. Allie, Alan, Colton, Gavin, Michael, and especially Burnie all clearly (and literally) worked their asses off in their performances and damn did they deliver. Great movie all around guys! Matt and Burnie have every reason to be proud for coming this far, as well as the rest of RT.

      The Blu-ray is another great contribution to the experience. Firstly, mine was signed by Michael. This meant a lot because he is one of the people I have not had the fortune of meeting yet who I really want to see the most. The guy is a huge inspiration, so having that signature waiting on the cover for me was a pleasant surprise. And then there is the message that Matt and Burnie recorded for the backers in the Extras section (yes, I watched it with a freeloading friend. Yes, you two succeeded and he felt like shit after watching it. It was a beautiful moment). If anyone reading this hasn't seen that special message, find a way. You won't regret it.


      And finally, there was the tremendous experience of the community itself. I have been building an RT community in DFW since the RvB book signing, and our numbers surged up at least 30 people in that one night. I got to lead an AHWU chant, get more praise for my Captain Achievement duds (always fun), but most importantly, I got to meet loads of wonderful people. The Lazer Team premiere just reminded me how great the RT community is, and already I can't wait until RTX.

      Thanks for everything guys. You're all the best.


  • About Me

    What's up RT community? I'm an aspiring actor and writer. I've been following RT for a long time now, and I love the RT community with all my heart. I am a founder and admin of the Rooster Teeth DFW community (RTDFW), where I'm mostly known as "Charlo" (there was a typo, we made Kylo Ren jokes, and it just stuck). I may be recognizable to the extended RT community as "that Achievement Hunter Captain America guy" thanks to the cosplay I made throughout 2015-2016. I was also a PA Guardian for Funhaus at RTX 2017. I am a graduate of Bishop Lynch High School and a current student at the University of North Texas in Denton (with a major in film and minors in psychology and theater). I have also worked as an assistant instructor at Lewis' Tae-Kwon-Do in Dallas. I love most movies, and I am a bit obsessed with Star Wars and superhero movies (who isn't), particularly Captain America (one of my biggest inspirations). If this long "about me" wasn't enough, ask me any questions and I'll respond when I can.

  • Comments (26)

    • J3ST3R31

      3 years ago

      Hello Alpha! Nice to meet you. :D

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

        3 years ago

        Nice to meet you too man

    • Yuna92Raichu

      4 years ago

      Heyo! Thanks for the add. :) How goes it?

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

        4 years ago

        Thanks a lot. ;)

      • Yuna92Raichu

        4 years ago

        Oh well look at you. :D That's great haha and it's never too early to start looking around so make sure you start getting that done, and if you need any help looking into some schools in Austin or near your area just let me know and I'll help you look. x)

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

        4 years ago

        Not yet, I'm still in my Junior year in High School. But I do know that I'm going somewhere in Austin so I can do the internship that RT has, plus its only about three hours from where I live now so I'm not too far from home either.

      • Yuna92Raichu

        4 years ago

        That sounds like a great plan. :) Have you looked into any type of filming schools that you would like to attend?

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

        4 years ago

        Yea, that'd be great. Personally, I'm trying to be like an everyman when it comes to filmmaking. I mean like acting, writing, editing, everything I can so I can know a bit about and be able to do almost any job revolving around films that needs to be done.

      • Yuna92Raichu

        4 years ago

        That sounds awesome, I'm happy you found what really makes you happy and a purpose. :) Is there anything else besides film making you would like to do? To be honest, RT has inspired me to go my way as well. I'm taking graphic design and I'm going to start taking computer animation too. You should definitely get into it as well and see how you like it. Who knows, maybe both of us will be working at RT soon enough. XD

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

        4 years ago

        Yes, working at RT is my dream job. When it comes to work, I never cared so much about pay as I do getting a job that I enjoy. One of my life goals is to enjoy life as much as I can, but also to help others do the same. Plus I've always liked the idea of being a filmmaker. This job lets me do all of those. Working with some of the coolest people I've heard of is a fantastic bonus.

      • Yuna92Raichu

        4 years ago

        I'm pretty good myself. So you wanna work with RT huh? :)

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

        4 years ago

        Anytime. I'm pretty good, how bout you?

    • SickPacman97

      4 years ago

      You've honestly got a good plan to work at Roosterteeth, and it sure as heck helps to live in Austin. I'm stuck in middle-of-nowhere Pennsylvania haha

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

        4 years ago

        You too, hopefully we can both end up working there, it'd be great to meet you.

      • SickPacman97

        4 years ago

        Wow, for some reason I thought you lived in Austin, I must've been thinking of something else haha. Yeah, best of luck!

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

        4 years ago

        Thanks for the encouragement. I don't live in Austin yet, but it really does help to live close. You could probably go to college in the area too if you really want to. It helps me because I have this thing where I'm limited to going to college in the state, but that really worked in my favor because RT just so happened to be in Texas. And you know how you have those dreams in life but then reality hits, you realize how far-fetched they are and its depressing. But for this, I have a better sense of hope that it could actually happen for me.

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

      4 years ago

      Hey Charlie! thanks for the add

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

        4 years ago

        Anytime JJ! And thank you for the advise you gave me earlier.

    • CoyoteJet

      4 years ago

      Good Morning sir! Cheers for the request :D

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

        4 years ago

        Happy to add you. Also my thanks for joining Don't Evict Edgar 2013.

    • ILOVEANIMES

      4 years ago

      Thanks for the add :D

      • ILOVEANIMES

        4 years ago

        :D

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

        4 years ago

        Anytime, and thanks for supporting Don't Evict Edgar 2013.

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

      4 years ago

      Welcome to the site, Charlie!

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

        4 years ago

        Great! Feel free to add me or ask for help!

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

        4 years ago

        Thanks, good to be here.

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