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    • Eleven Years

      3 days ago

      Count3D Site Admin

      Today marks my 11th anniversary as a member of the Rooster Teeth Community. 


      I want to be completely honest with you about something. I wasn’t going to talk about this in here originally. Fear. People don’t like talking about it. And despite starting this way, I want to assure you, it is not the theme today. Keep reading.


      I used to fear “the bridge”. That one day I’ll be too busy for this community, for friends, for all the causes I’m involved with, and I would cross that bridge when I came to it. I don’t fear that now. Because I realized it was a fear of my own creation. With all the changes in my own life I don’t see myself abandoning here. It’s changed but it’s also changed me. You helped change me.


      I made great, new friends in the past year and I have been insanely lucky to have seen great friendships grow over the past 11 years. Some of you reading this read similar journals of mine going back a decade now. That commitment means so much. Seriously. I have never felt stronger about those in the RT community, my friends and the next generation. It’s no secret I’m an advocate for newer members. There’s youth and optimism thanks to you and our community’s future is affected by how we treat you, what kind of a home are you stepping into.


      What kind of a home are you stepping into? I find I want to know, now more than ever, what newer users are thinking about this site, this community. It is why I check in every possible moment, read, comment, message. I care about what's new. How or why are things different? What can you do? If history has taught me anything in the past few years, it’s never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. The community here has always been very good at articulating when things go against the norm. We are protective and we want accountability. And we could be facing an RT revolution at some point. 


      I won’t sit here and say there isn’t fear. There is. And now more than ever we need to make a stand. If we know what’s wrong, we can help change it. So let’s talk. I’ll do what I can. I’m not going until I’m done. It is the least 


      Because I want to say, here's to 11 more years. I want to make it happen.


      Thank you for reading. <3

    • RTXAU 2016

      1 week ago

      Count3D Site Admin

      Why are you posting this now? I know, it's long overdue. tl;dr my journal dun broke 

      Now that things are more or less back in form, I'm going to actually post this! How was RTXAU in one word? Wild! That was the wildest RTX ever! Held at Sydney's Australia Technology Park January 23rd and 24th, RTXAU had to grow up very quickly in a very short amount of time. At 11,000 fans, it was bigger than the third RTX Austin! So... how was it different? I’ll get into that.


      Once again, I was extremely fortunate to serve as a Guardian Team Lead on the Expo floor. I am grateful to Cameron for having trust in me to make this inaugural show flow and allowing me a chance to work with another great team that included @evictum and @Danny and our supa boss Giampaolo. We had the RT Store, Stage and Signatures within the same expo area. These hot spots generated a lot of traffic! Signatures made sense and Twitch broadcast wasn't too surprising as all the big panels were there, even with space for 500. But the store? Being capped? And there's an hour long wait? That is impressive. To give you an idea, here is a photo I took 30 minutes before it ended. That's all they had left. I have never seen the store like that. I heard things were brought out by Guardians and snatched up seconds after put on shelves. Hats off to Karen and her team for rising to demands and Lauren and Jenn for managing lines! Shout out to our very own @scheree, who was always great to bump into. Her brother Michael was the Guardian with the megaphone and did a seriously awesome job at signatures!

      • WEATHER: Sydney could be Texas hot, or hotter. It went from blinding light to swimming rain to mostly overcast. A small umbrella would be a good investment if  forecast says rain.
      • FOOD: So many good restaurants! There’s a lot of awesome, hidden cafes. Best late night I had was a YEERO with a mountain of bag fries covered in chicken salt. Best surprise I had was Green Curry Chicken over fries in an alley cafe called BRAINWAVE. RTXAU had food trucks, which weren’t bad. Also, swing by Market City, a glut of amazing Asian restaurants. 
      • TRANSPORT: The cabs in Australia are expensive. If you want to keep costs down, get an OPAL card from a convenience store asap and use public transport, trains especially reliable. Our hotel offered an airport shuttle for $15. A cab would cost four times that.
      • PEOPLE: Australian RT fans are super friendly and loved hanging out. Head Guardians Jessica and Sam had their work cut out for them and cared very much about making things as awesome as it could be. They worked super hard all weekend and it was great to work for them. It was fun to meet both at the ROO TEETH pre-party. That crew is just great and the Admins are super into fans interacting.

      So how is it different? In my opinion, it's a lot similar. Just a little younger. The fans are super passionate. The volunteers are hard workers. The staff are ultra accommodating. Most stood for hours around the con posing for selfies and signing for hundreds at a time. I visited the site of next year's RTXAU and believe me this space looks AMAZING even under construction. 

      My next RTX will be my 8th. I have missed Immersion shoots, Day 5 shoot, Slow Mo Guys Shoot, the Lazer Team auditions, the RTXAU Lazer Team premiere and more than a few panels because I was working RTX. I had the privilege to work with a hell of a hardworking team who juggled exhibitors, attendees and staff needs. No regrets! And like ships passing in the night it was really nice whenever I'd randomly cross paths with @burnie @MegTurney @Chris @griffon @Lindsay @Joel @gus @BruceGreene @geoff @Michael @Ashley @Barbara @Gavino @matt @Bethany Thank you Rooster Teeth, for an amazing weekend and thank you to everyone who attended!

    • AOIO Returns

      9 months ago

      Count3D Site Admin

    • 2016 Goals

      11 months ago

      Count3D Site Admin
      • Cosplay. I know what I want to do, I've had this one idea kicking around for years. I just need to sketch it, assemble the pieces and find a good event to do it at.
      • Join the Director's Guild of Canada. I've been working more steadily in the film industry since I graduated. I had a huge break last year that reminded me a) don't be afraid to reach out b) leave a good impression, you never know how many years later it'll have an impact. It's crazy when I think about what's been made recently or is currently in production in Vancouver. RoboCop, Godzilla, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Interview, Big Eyes, Fifty Shades of Grey, Chappie, Tomorrowland, The Revenant, Deadpool, The Angry Birds Movie, Warcraft, The BFG, Star Trek Beyond, Fifty Shades Darker, War for the Planet of the Apes, Mazer Runner: The Death Cure, Power Rangers, Arrow, Bates Motel, Legends of Tomorrow, iZombie, Lucifer, Motive, Once Upon A Time, Supernatural, The 100 and The Flash and that's not including the VFX companies. And there is more coming. A lot more.
      • Cosplay photoshoots. I want to do a few cosplay photoshoots. I've taken a lot of photos over the years at events and I've met so many great cosplayers, this is the next step. Be a dream to finally do a shoot with so many amazing people I admire.
      • Workout more. I made a big adjustment at the start of the year to my workout routine. Aiming high this year.
      • Art. Complete one of several ideas I've wanted to draw. I have a strong concept in my head to submit for this year's SideQuest charity auction. A "Keep Moving Forward" tribute.
      • Spinal Tap. Recreate Spinal Tap with @Chris as Nigel Tufnel, @JoshtheFlanagan as Derek Smalls and myself as David St. Hubbins.
      • Pay it forward. The community is in a funny place since the site changed over. It's a good time to help people get involved, learn more about the community, make it better. I am uniquely in a position to help facilitate that and I don't want to waste it.
      • Write more. I love writing and I don't know if I get to post enough of it. But I am writing more and hope to submit to more outlets. I have a article I did a lot of research for coming up in BIG BITE next month.

      Anything big on your agenda? Let's hear it.

    • Ten Years

      1 year ago

      Count3D Site Admin

      Ten years ago today, I signed up on Rooster Teeth. Because it was different. And strong. And truly a community like no other.

      I was raised to be active in community service. I dove into it here and made some amazing friends. I wondered, what would it be like to meet the friends I knew from avatars and usernames? Then something crazy happened. I did.

      I never guessed I’d be here this long. I wouldn't be here without them. Some say here is boring. Stale. Old.

      But there is so much new-ness in the air. That is a good thing. I know why it can be hard to accept. When you really get into something and change happens, it can hit you really damn hard. When I think about how things might kick on, I think about this quote by Ed Catmull. “People believe that driving the train is the way to shape their companies’ futures. The truth is, it’s not. Driving the train doesn’t set its course. The real job is laying the track.”

      I remember seeing a track being laid about five years ago. A young British dude thought it would be fun to film himself and his friends messing around in his back yard, after spending years cultivating his passion in the community and at work.

      The next chapter, event, dude messing around in his backyard is coming. Is here! They may even be reading this.

      Last month a journal was posted asking community members 10 questions. It attracted HUNDREDS of detailed responses. I read every one. I do that. Because I care, very much, what’s happening around here. Would you like to know what I learned?

      Over 500 people commented. That is not a passive community. It is passionate, purposeful, strong.

      The favourite things from the community were the same things I was excited about 10 years ago: the active art, vibe and friends. You dislike drama, its many forms, the fixable bugs, the fear of the unknowable future. You want to be heard, to meet up. You can’t ignore over 500 people, plus however many used twitter, reddit, tumblr, youtube and elsewhere. It can be daunting to wade through pages and pages and pages, but they are being read.

      It is very important to continue voicing these thoughts. They are invaluable. It show how much the community cares. For there to be action, even simple, small tracks to be laid, to help that happen, you must speak. It's something crazy what RT has built here and the fact that one person let alone over 500 is still talking about it 10 years later says something.

      It seems far away now, but signing up on Rooster Teeth was one of my best decisions. It was a simple one. The world is built by them every minute. So don’t underestimate the ones being made today or tomorrow. It isn’t the “ten” part of the years that interests me. It is every little thing, every comment and every memory that’s happened within.

      Stay different and strong. And thank you for ten years here.

    • Please take a moment to comment on Barbara's journal

      1 year ago

      Count3D Site Admin

      http://roosterteeth.com/post/51183005

      I know the feeling of saying something you think is important and worrying it's falling on deaf ears. It can suck to sit down, carefully type something out, put effort and thought into it and send it forth, only to think "this won't be read. Why did I do that?" This isn't that time.

      Are you worried about the RT community? Do you have something you want to say? If ever there was, this is a time. Feedback is important for and from this website and community. So please do take a moment to help @Barbara before her Manager retreat by answering her questions.

    • LAZER TEAM PREMIERE

      1 year ago

      Count3D Site Admin

      I was a stupid lucky guy who got to attend the premiere for Rooster Teeth's Lazer Team at the State Theater last Thursday night.

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      Sitting in my row, looking down the line, I suddenly had strong flashbacks of the first RTX. I was surrounded by this fantastic mix of community members and RT employees, not to mention LT cast and crew members.

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      Before the show began, fearless leaders @matt and @burnie came out to introduce @Gavino @alanritchson @Michael @JoshtheFlanagan @Chris and say thank you to a lot of people- I wished I could've recorded what they had to say but for those that weren't there- they thanked YOU, the backers, the supporters, the community who helped make it happen. I had this crazy vision of some not too distant future with many Rooster Teeth movies and theatres filled with fans. I believe this one is a start for more.

      Since the screening, the film's been getting some nice reviews. I won't spoil it in my journal but if you're interested in reading those sorts of thoughts, here's some snippets:

      • "A good deal of quaint, geeky fun."
      • "A step above other popcorn flicks of its nature."
      • "Stands out from the rest."
      • "Pure fun."
      • "The Anti-Pixels."

      Even less positive reviews like,

      praised Michael and Gavin's chemistry.

      What did I think of it?

      I am totally biased but I found it to be fun, especially if you're a Rooster Teeth fan. I think most fans are going to really enjoy this. I was blown away by the ambitiousness and the amount of effects- from spaceships to holographic huds, to sparky explosions big and small. Hats off to the production team especially SPFX master Bob Trevino and Production Designer Marcus LaPorte.

      But what about people who don't know anything about Rooster Teeth? Will they dig it? Honestly, I think it works. There's a lot of nicely thought out, clearly shot fight scenes, plenty of silly and subtle comedy and heart to keep the uninitiated entertained. Characters Adam and Mindy, I was definitely worried would end up stereotypical, ended up surprising me.

      There's so much going on that I'm going to have to see this a few more times to try and catch it all. If you're a fan, go see this on a BIG screen with friends. It has that polished shine and crisp audio of a big budget feature and I hope it'll be a sign of more exciting, big projects to come.

  • Comments (4017)

    • ClairBear89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gaming Artist

      7 months ago

      You are my team lead Mr. Count3D. Can't wait to be helpful and work hard!

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

      10 months ago

      It's been Awesome working under you as a Guardian and helping making RTX AU great. enjoy what ever time you have left in Australia.

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

      11 months ago

      How were we not already friends here?!!!

    • kuro_takanashi101

      1 year ago

      question when is rwby chapter 1 round one vol 3 gonna be posted on youtube.

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

      1 year ago

      You are expo team lead correct?

    • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian x4

      1 year ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOM!!!!

    • Enforcer2005

      1 year ago

      I'm finished with school forever bro! Now we can work together! haha I am editing on my first Feature too!

    • BostonPoke Zelda engagement ring

      1 year ago

      Happy Warm Fuzzies Day! Bravo with the SideQuest work. We always enjoy the events.

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

      1 year ago

      Incoming WARM FUZZY

      Dude, thank you for taking part in such an excellent adventure with me and Let me know when we're doing Round 2 ;). I hope you're enjoying yourself, and look forward to seeing you come RTX

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

      1 year ago

      Happy Valentine's Day! Thank you for all the work you do with SideQuest. Your passion for the community and for charity is truly inspiring. You're an amazing person. Keep on being awesome!

      This comment brought to you by the Warm Fuzzies Project. Now go spread the love. smiley12.gif

    • Desayjin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian x4

      1 year ago

      Happy Warm and Fuzzies day!

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      Happy Warm and Fuzzies to our favorite Vancouver-ian/Site Admin!

      -Your friendly neighborhood RT Community Economist:
      -James

    • Enforcer2005

      1 year ago

      Hey Dude. You are awesome and I miss hanging with you! Talk soon?

      • Enforcer2005

        1 year ago

        :-D Maybe later this year I'll make it up there. We should skype or something.

      • Count3D FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

        1 year ago

        Sure. Come to RTX, man!

    • Don_Nico

      1 year ago

      Are you going to talk about it? (The award)

    • kuro_takanashi101

      1 year ago

      how do i become a site admin

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

      1 year ago

      Thanks man!

      • Count3D FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

        1 year ago

        You're most welcome. Happy to have been a part of Mary's plan.

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

      1 year ago

      Have a merry christmas Count smiley0.gif

    • kuro_takanashi101

      1 year ago

      1) its not loading
      or
      2) someone hacked and prevening me from watching episodes 11-12

    • kuro_takanashi101

      1 year ago

      i can't watch rwby and its not letting me i was just wondering if its you guys preventing me from watching it for some reason just asking i don't mean to be rude

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

      2 years ago

      I feel like an ass for asking this but could you change my age to 15? I lied about my age cause i thought that there were going to be restrictions or something like that on this site. Please?

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

        2 years ago

        Thank you so much!

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

      2 years ago

      Now that I finally know who you are...
      You might understand why I was so flabbergasted. Dom from SQ and Count3D from the site were two separate entities in my head.

    • LJHughes

      2 years ago

      How did you become a site admin and get to know the RT Staff?

    • sgtjarresore

      2 years ago

      Happy belated birthday man smiley0.gif

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

      2 years ago

      happy birthday!! smiley12.gif

    • JakeHCoker

      2 years ago

      Happy birthday you handsome devil you!

      • Count3D FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

        2 years ago

        Thank you!

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

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      2 years ago

      HAPPY DONGDAY BRO

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

      2 years ago

      Happy happy birthday!

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

      2 years ago

      Happy birthday!

    • Mikey88 Spectre 3X

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday!!

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

      2 years ago

      Happy birthday dude

    • vaughngogh

      2 years ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY! smiley12.gifsmiley13.gif

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

      2 years ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! smiley12.gif

    • conrad500

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

      • Count3D FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

        2 years ago

        Thank you!

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

      2 years ago

      Hey! You!

      I miss your face smiley12.gif

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

      2 years ago

      I want to report something.

      I spotted a good looking guy and am posting in his comments section.

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

      2 years ago

      Hey Dominic! @Johannah and I just wanted to say thanks for hanging out at Podogs last night smiley0.gif Had an awesome time and t'was a pleasure to hang out with you and everyone else! Stay classy smiley13.gif

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

      2 years ago

      Dom! We've been friends on the site for soooo long. I was glad to finally see you at RTX last year! And I also enjoyed listening to your guest appearance on the RT Podcast which was so long ago in reality, but not that long ago for me as a listener. Hope to see you at the next RTX! And maybe for a longer time! Keep up the good work that you do as Site Admin. Now that I'm mod, I really appreciate it a lot more--since I have seen a glimpse of what you guys deal with.

    • bsebull

      2 years ago

      HELLO COUNT3D ..
      I HAVE THIS BUG IN SLEEPING DOGS .. ITS ABOUT THE <OPEN}EVENTS.. I KNOW I DID THEM ALL BUT I MESSED UP 2 EVENTS BY KIKING THEM BEFORE I GET ,THE CHALLENGE COMPLETE, THEY WONT SHOWUP AGAIN < DAY OR NIGHT> DOES NO MATTER .. CAN THERE BE ANY CONTACT WITH PUBLISHER OR SOMETHING THAT THEY PUT AN UPDATE IN THIS GAME.. PLEAS HELP.

    • JakeHCoker

      2 years ago

      Is it true that you're name is supposed to be pronounced as "Counted"? Because if so, my mind will be blown.

    • NathanVella

      2 years ago

      Hey is their anyway i could change my Username? I would like to change it just to "Nathan"

    • death390 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      hello im reporting a bug that you should know about. did not know who to send this to and could not find a report problems button or anything, yet you are able to view content that is not out yet. i watched glacticraft part 3 already without realizing it was not out by waiting till the end of the free skate game nite video. it lets you navigate to other videos after and i saw it in the lineup. figured i should tell someone but like i said could not find a way to report it.

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

      3 years ago

      Since we had just been talking about the subject, thought I'd point you to this: metro.co.uk/2013/10/22/sherlock-top-10-lo... smiley1.gif

    • Telaniel

      3 years ago

      Hi there,
      I'm Telaniel, from deviantART. We talked a while back about the RTX auction, and one of my artworks being part of it, and I was wondering how the auction went.
      I couldn't seem to get a hold of you on deviantART, and since I'm not sure there'll be anymore update about it on sidequest I'd really love to know what went down.
      Did my artwork sell okay ? How much did it go for ?

      Thank you.

    • SenorDip

      3 years ago

      Spammer ---> senrey

      • Count3D FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

        3 years ago

        Thanks! Dealt with.

    • mantstobogan

      3 years ago

      if there's someone else i should send this message to or somewhere else i should put messages like this please let me know but here:
      during first person let's plays (halo, minecraft, the ship) it'd be nice if there was a translucent color coded overlay around the edge of the screen so you know immediately who's screen you're looking at without having to glance at the top left corner every few seconds. For example, Geoff always picks orange armor so have a see through orange border around the screen and jack picks green armor so have a green border when you switch to jack's screen.

    • ajkeel

      3 years ago

      hey, I'm sorry to bother you for something so tiny but now that I'm using the site more often, i just realized my birthday is wrong by one year and should be September 19, 1994 and i'd love for that to be corrected. just wanted to ask an admin about it! thank you so much!

      • ajkeel

        3 years ago

        Mike has just fixed the date, sorry for the complication!

    • CRrider831

      3 years ago

      I have seen that you're "attending" Comic Con in San Diego this weekend, an mention on who else should be making the trip? I'm really looking forward to meeting the staff.

    • scorcher117 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      If your going to add the achievements for a game make sure the description is from before the achievement is unlocked I looked at the DMC achievements and because of this I got the end spoiled.

    • Erkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Take It Easy.... bitches

      3 years ago

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

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

      3 years ago

      Saw you at RTX multiple times, didn't really get a chance to introduce myself properly. Maybe next year!

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