CaptainPilot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTXAU 2016

28 years old
Male
from Springfield - Queensland, Australia

  • Activity

    • 10 Year Anniversary

      1 year ago

      CaptainPilot RTXAU 2016

      How time flies... It is surprising how much has happened ten years. I've finished high school, attended university, dropped out of university, acquired a pilots licence, and become a train driver. I also managed to find the time and money to travel to the U.S. for RTX in 2014.

      This week I celebrate my 10 year anniversary on the Rooster Teeth site. Not only that, but in the same week I'm also celebrating 4 years with Queensland Rail. I have also just returned from a 16 day holiday where I made my first ever trip to Melbourne to visit some friends who recently moved there, and also made time to explore the surrounding area.It was incredible. The food, beer, wine and cider were amazing. Spend some time exploring the famous Queen Victoria Markets and the Melbourne CBD where in the city library I was able to see the as armour of Ned Kelly. The free tram network through the city makes moving around effortless and interesting. Also spent a bit of time exploring Fort Nepean on the Mornington Peninsula (An old military defence structure that protected Port Phillip Bay and Melbourne during the two World Wars), and the Museum of Australian Democracy in Ballarat at the location of the Eureka Stockade. Can't wait to return in late January just prior to and following RTX in Sydney.

      So here's to another 10 Years, and the many adventures to come...

      Cheers!

    • Faulty Logic?

      2 years ago

      CaptainPilot RTXAU 2016

      So the train I was driving today had a circuit breaker trip in one of the electrical lockers. As a result the Wheel Slip Prevention (WSP) system failed (Similar to a cars ABS braking system). So I'm driving along and am presented by an attention seeking flashing red tile... Could spell trouble.
      C8Yryke.gif
      JxJa9Fq.gif

      In this case, the fault wasn't serious and the units were soon after withdrawn from service. But I'm left with the following question: Is it wrong that my first thought was regarding Rays' Fuck Train?

    • An honour I'm not sure I deserve...

      3 years ago

      CaptainPilot RTXAU 2016

      My history with RoosterTeeth started out just like everyone else.
      Once upon a time the only access I had to the internet was at high school. I had no internet connection at home (not even dial-up), which is strange to think of nowadays when almost every home has an always on connection and most of us carry an internet capable device that rarely leaves our reach.
      Back in 2004/2005, my mate Daniel (Escobar) introduced to his group of friends - myself and William (Ford_H8er) - to Red vs. Blue. It was perhaps the funniest thing we had seen on the internet. This was at a time when stick figure flash videos and sites like joecartoon.com were the most amazing things we had found online.

      In the early days, the only way for us to watch Red vs. Blue was either on a school computer, or by visiting the house of a friend who happened to have the internet. My household did not have an active internet connection until Mid-2005 when we tried dial-up for the first time (a connection lucky to manage 28kbps). So for a long while Daniel would copy episodes of RvB to my massive 128Mb flash drive to take home and enjoy. A few months later as the end of school loomed and the prospects of going to university came to be, the family finally decided to take the plunge into ADSL Broadband - a 512kbps plan with a whopping 1Gb quota. A quota I fondly remember burning trough very quickly at one stage when I discovered to old Animated GIF 256k Futility thread.
      Soon after finishing school and getting my license the only way for us to enjoy RvB involved me downloading the low res video and driving over to Daniels house where we would watch the episodes together. It became a weekly ritual at one stage until Daniel managed to get his own broadband connection.

      Red vs. Blue was a series that I quite passionately followed right through to the end season 4. For some reason my love for the series was overshadowed by work and study commitments and I lost touch with the series for almost four years. It is only quite recently that I returned to RoosterTeeth and Red vs. Blue, and I must say that I regret not becoming and active community member or keeping up with the series over the years. It had been almost 16 months now since I rediscovered my passion for all things RoosterTeeth, and it's nice to know that all the things I once loved, still remain.

      As a result of my long time absence, I missed a lot of major milestones '“ Immersion, RT Shorts and the Podcast to name a few. On the other hand, the last 12 months or so have been packed full of pleasure as I catch up on all that I missed. I have now watched all the RT shorts, Animated Adventures, various miniseries, and even my old friends from Bloodgulch. I have listened to the entire podcast back catalog in the last six months and continue to listen almost daily (mostly whilst driving to and from work '“ catching the occasional live stream on time off).

      I write this journal entry probably for the wrong reasons. I was surprised to discover when I got home from work this morning that I had some random friend requests and a few comments on my profile and was unsure why. It turns out that this member of the community, who was for so long departed, only a sponsor for the most recent year, and forever a barely active community member, had become what I remember being one of the most coveted recognitions during the sites early days '“ the Featured User. A position I feel I don't really deserve.

      I have for a long time now wanted to re-engage in the community, but have never quite known where to start. Threads I once followed are now all but gone and people I had once talked to in the community '“ like I did, eventually become inactive users or departed. When I returned to the site, one of the first things I did was look at my profile which had laid stagnant for so many years and decided to remove all of my old journal entries and start afresh. That was almost a year ago now, and this is the first journal entry I have made. I now sit here wondering if this is perhaps the opportunity to try and re-engage with the RT community that I needed.

      Daniel and I have been talking of plans to make the ultimate pilgrimage next year to RTX 2014. And it would be great to meet new people. So feel free to say G'day. If there is one this this community is '“ it's passionate, and it will be great to see it first hand. I'd love to get to know some of you in time. With any luck, I may even get to meet a few of you for RTX 2014.

      To finish this off, I have a message the many talented staff of RoosterTeeth and Achievement Hunter whom I hold in such high esteem '“ Thank you for doing what you do every day. It had brought me much joy over the years and it is hard to believe that over the ten years so much has changed. I also feel I should say that it's great knowing that no matter how rough the day, or how hectic the week, something will always remain constant. The fact that there is somewhere I can return to on a daily basis to lift my spirits and keep me company when all else fails (even on that long and lonely drive home). Thank you.

    • 4 years ago

      CaptainPilot RTXAU 2016
    • 4 years ago

      CaptainPilot RTXAU 2016
    • 4 years ago

      CaptainPilot RTXAU 2016
    • 2017 years ago

      CaptainPilot RTXAU 2016
    • 2017 years ago

      CaptainPilot RTXAU 2016
    • 2017 years ago

      CaptainPilot RTXAU 2016
    • 2017 years ago

      CaptainPilot RTXAU 2016
  • Comments (45)

    • JakeHCoker

      3 years ago

      Happy FU Day Captain! Or is it Pilot?

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

      3 years ago

      FU? Cheers!!!

    • Deltasword Tom Sawyer

      3 years ago

      ALL ABOARD THE FU TRAIN!!!!!!

      • Deltasword Tom Sawyer

        3 years ago

        Both. They're all over the place here in the US. That's why we have so many guns.... Going to school is a dangerous endeavor.

      • CaptainPilot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTXAU 2016

        3 years ago

        A story fitting of Bambi.
        By raptor I assume you mean a bird of some kind... Or a dinosaur?

      • Deltasword Tom Sawyer

        3 years ago

        They're all over, here in the States. I'm from Oregon, but I have no doubt that they exist in every single corner of the US.

        Among feeding other things, people will frequently feed chipmunks. These chimpmunks will grow quite literally to the sizes of grapefruits, get caught by a raptor, and die.

      • CaptainPilot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTXAU 2016

        3 years ago

        As long as it sounds like I know what I'm talking about. That's the important part.
        You know what, I've never seen a chipmunk, let alone a trooper riding a chipmunk...

      • Deltasword Tom Sawyer

        3 years ago

        Not to be rude.....

        trooper_chipmunk.jpg

      • CaptainPilot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTXAU 2016

        3 years ago

        Indeed. It was a little concerning at first that turning it off and on again was even suggested. But it's incredible how often it works. You can have a failed unit flag drop, and the train refuses to move. But after a quick BOBO, they spring to life again and just keep chugging along. Its like they just want a rest for 2 minutes - Which is understandable, some of the units have been online almost 24/7 for the last 30 years.

      • Deltasword Tom Sawyer

        3 years ago

        Just like a router.... I like this system.

      • CaptainPilot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTXAU 2016

        3 years ago

        I will say, one thing I do love is how to fix things when there is a fault. This is 99% of the conversations to the RDC (Rollingstock Defect Coordinator)

        Driver: "Driver #### calling the RDC, there seems to be a problem with my units".
        RDC: "Driver ####. Try giving those units a BOBO (Batteries-Off, Batteries-On) and see if that clears it.
        Driver: "Thanks RDC, that seems to have fixed it."
        RDC: "Thanks driver, RDC out".

        El problemo? Try turning it off and on again - Works (almost) every time!

      • Deltasword Tom Sawyer

        3 years ago

        i1MVklE.png

      • CaptainPilot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTXAU 2016

        3 years ago

        Is it bad if I say nope?

      • Deltasword Tom Sawyer

        3 years ago

        Well, you drive trains for a living, I'm going to assume that you have the slightest idea of what's going on.

      • CaptainPilot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTXAU 2016

        3 years ago

        I wedged a brick onto the dead man's pedal. We're just coasting now. Don't worry, It'll stop soon enough on its own (when we reach the end of the line I suppose).

      • Deltasword Tom Sawyer

        3 years ago

        Wait, if you're back here, who's driving the train?

      • CaptainPilot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTXAU 2016

        3 years ago

        Do I need a ticket?

    • Bellzebob

      3 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • Dusty_Dink FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pizza 4 Life

      3 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!

    • vax27

      9 years ago

      I havent been on in 2weeks ever since I got my 360....and ive been working a new part-time job...good 2 hear from you tho and good luck with ya flight test...

    • vax27

      9 years ago

      Havnt seen you in a while....say hi when your back on...

    • wrap

      9 years ago

      can vote for me in this contest once a day here.

    • vax27

      9 years ago

      What about peoples pics......I watch all my friends + a few more (45 people) and comment on all their stuff..........I always have nothing better 2 do...

    • vax27

      9 years ago

      No he's not.....we are just sick minded people.......

    • vax27

      9 years ago

      I want 2 get my mate a plow-up sheep 4 his 18+

    • vax27

      9 years ago

      You haven't posted alot 2day.......4 things including 2 comments 2 me......Ive posted 34 and I'm just starting.......Thats why my Karma is so high.....

    • vax27

      9 years ago

      Get her a giant rubber fist.......That is always a funny gift.....

    • vax27

      9 years ago

      Sounds like fun..........and don't run anyone over with the Dingo............
      Blowup doll smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gif Thats cool

    • vax27

      9 years ago

      Hey what up

    • Wayman

      9 years ago

      great can't wait

    • vax27

      9 years ago

      Well feel free 2 comment on all my new Journals and pics if you get board....I appreciate all feedback from my friends....

    • vax27

      9 years ago

      You like posting on the same thread alot don't you.........
      So hows it going.........Still no big storms I guess.......
      All we keep getting is lots of clouds, no rain.......

    • vax27

      9 years ago

      Vote 4 me please

    • vax27

      9 years ago

      Just a friendly hello

    • vax27

      9 years ago

      WORD

    • vax27

      9 years ago

      a parachute with nothing in it..........lol

    • vax27

      9 years ago

      Just wanted 2 say Hi

    • gruntsniper7

      9 years ago

      4 days off, and 8 2hr delays.

      i love it smiley0.gif

    • vax27

      9 years ago

      chipboard is crap

    • vax27

      9 years ago

      Had a killa hail storm the other day..........A tree in our front yard got riped out.......

    • talluss

      9 years ago

      As you saud down there Wednesday night's won't be the same, enless they put Chaser war on everything episodes, then wednesday night's will be a little bit better.

      Fucking tennis, it's all over T.V I fucking hate it.

    • gruntsniper7

      9 years ago

      i have a pic from a year ago when we had about 8 inches of snow, and it snapped our tree in half. if i can find it ill show you.

      your serious, you have never seen snow in real life??!?

      heres what it looks like outside right now
      snow1-20-07.jpg

    • talluss

      9 years ago

      Ok thanks for telling me!

    • CaptainPilot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTXAU 2016

      10 years ago

      Somehow, theres something about ripping down a shed with a car that gives you a great deal of satisfaction... Whether its the noise or seeing the shed roll like a ball once it rips free of the anchor points I don't know... Also, putting a sledge hammer to the brick BBQ was equally as awesome. Destroying things is fun!

    • CaptainPilot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTXAU 2016

      10 years ago

      To be the bearer of bad news:

      In the words of Dave Hughes... "I'M NOT HAPPY"! Tonight it was revealed that the 26th of November will not just be the last Glasshouse episode of the year, but the LAST GLASSHOUSE EPISODE EVER! :-(

      Who's going to throw stones now that theres no more Glasshouse? Hopefully Will Andersen, Corrine Grant and Dave Hughes will start a new series similar to the Glasshouse... But either way, this is terrible news - Wedsnesday nights will never be the same again.

  • Questions

    No questions have been answered yet