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

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from the state between Virginia and Delaware

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    • Yo. How's it going.

      6 months ago

      DaCuban Rooster Speak

      How is everyone tonight? Everyone doing well? That's rad.


      I'm Ty, if you didn't know that. To a lot of folks here, I'm Cuban. That works too, I've been called Cuban for coming up on 7 years. Time flies.


      Well, with whatever you know me by, I'm here to say I'm not especially active on this website. That's no fault of you guys, I see lots of you trying your damnedest to carve out a little slice of life here, and I admire the shit out of that. I have no fucking clue what the Oxford Comma Café is but it's got the best name I've ever heard of, so whoever came up with that: good on you.


      Here is where I am active:

      Twitter

      Tumblr (My Tumblr is VERY gay. So that's your warning there.)

      Rooster Speak's TeamSpeak 3 server (More on that later)


      I lied a bit earlier in the journal; I am semi-active on this website, but you probably didn't realize it was me. Once a month, I write the Rooster Speak Weekly Update (RSWU), which can be viewed over on the Rooster Speak group page.


      So why am I writing this journal? Because I had a point I wanted to talk about. As a community, the Rooster Teeth community has grown exponentially in the last 4 or 5 years. In the RTX 2012 pamphlet, Gus wrote in his little aside regarding their expansion to the ACC (and it's been 4 years, so I'm paraphrasing): "With our growth rate, I expect us to be hosting RTX 2015 on the moon."


      Now, obviously we couldn't feasibly have RTX on the moon. The air fare alone would be awful, plus we couldn't have any non-American Guardians, since America is the only country that's ever landed people on the moon. (That last sentence was for @Newbs, you sexy bastard.)


      But the point here: We've expanded rapidly. So rapidly in fact, RT could never have hoped to keep the website as the main hub of the community. So they played the hand they were dealt, cut their losses, and seemingly moved the bulk of their operation to a myriad of other platforms. Twitter primarily, but also YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Tumblr, Reddit, etc. etc. That isn't to say, of course, that you can excuse their lack of communication on the new site's pending features and status. Communication with regards to their own website has become pretty limited.


      But the purpose of this journal is that this community is what YOU make of it. Don't wallow in your own bitterness. Make something of it. If this website isn't functional? Get your ass on Twitter or Tumblr or Reddit. Find a community group that's primarily organized through Discord, Skype, or Teamspeak. If this website has stopped working for you, and RT doesn't seem to be making great strides to fix it, work around it. Don't sit here and hang on to the tattered remains of what was once a website that crashed whenever there was more than 5k users online. Go out and make something, find somewhere else, concentrate efforts elsewhere. Bob Dylan said "Admit that the waters around you have grown, and accept it that soon you'll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you is worth savin' then you'd better start swimming or you'll sink like a stone, for the times, they are a-changin'."


      Saying the community has gone to shit, that it's nothing like it was is an apt assessment. The community has changed. But the times obligate us to change with it. There are things we can hold onto and keep with us, but there's also a point where we need to recognize that writing the 99th angry journal on the subject of why RT hasn't made a concentrated effort to fix this website will do nothing. The community managers have done a good job of working with what they have, but it's important to recognize that eventually you just have to diversify what you do and try something new.


      To that end, ROOSTER SPEAK MOTHERFUCKERS. We're coming up on our 5th anniversary, which means we've had 5 years of us going strong on Teamspeak and Twitter. This journal has gone on a bit too long, but I just want to end on the note that I used to feel entitled to a functioning community website here. Eventually I realized that I may be approaching it the wrong way. We've got functioning community sites. We've got Twitter, the RT Subreddit, groups like the Oxford Comma Café and Rooster Speak. Quality of life updates, like those mentioned in Dopp's recent journal, are something this site sorely needs. But past that? Change with the times, roll with the punches, and don't drown when Bob Dylan blows up the dam and floods the town.

    • I have no idea what I'm doing.

      8 months ago

      DaCuban Rooster Speak

      I'm making this journal entry so I could hopefully look back at it in the future and get a good barometer of where I was in life around this point. I've been having a tough time lately, trying to figure out what I want to do in the future.


      Academically, this semester has been a huge drain on me. For a political science major, I'm only taking one political science class and it's a required Statistics class. I'm most likely going to fail it as well. I'm planning on dropping my minor (Criminal Justice) tomorrow and exploring taking some Game Design courses instead, because that's always been a passion of mine. I'm dropping one of my classes as well, because I've screwed myself over with grades for it.


      As a barometer for where I am in life, this next section is addressed to me whenever I decide to look back on this journal. Basically an explanation of where you are, in early 2016.


      You are:

      • A Sophomore Political Science Major at Northeastern University.
      • Living in Boston with your roommate, who is a pretty nice guy.
      • 19, turning 20 next month.
      • Considering voting for Bernie Sanders in the general election if he wins the Democratic Primary, but you're doubtful he will because of Clinton's political machine. You've resigned yourself that voting for her won't be the worst thing ever. Plus, Trump is awful.
      • Currently listening to the Producers soundtrack again, because you enjoy it.
      • Considering getting another haircut before you go back to DC for the summer, you really liked the undercut you got.
      • Worrying about how much longer the undercut will be fashionable for.
      • Worried about the response of your mother to what will likely be dismal grades this semester.
      • Looking forward to going home after 3 months away from home.
      • Excited for RTX this year.
      • Still having difficulties with your anxiety. You couldn't get out of bed today until 4:30 because you were worried about everything.
      • Going to see your academic advisor tomorrow for help.
      • Still (mildly) entertaining the thought of dropping out, moving to the Mojave, and killing scorpions and rattlesnakes for food.
    • 1 year ago

      DaCuban Rooster Speak
    • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

      1 year ago

      DaCuban Rooster Speak

      I was walking home tonight, when I was stopped by a massive crowd of naked people. For your viewing pleasure, the Northeastern University Underwear run.

    • Time for an update

      1 year ago

      DaCuban Rooster Speak

      My journal writing is sporadic at best, but @Newbs forced my hand with his very interesting update journal, so now I need to write my far less interesting journal. So here's a summary of my summer, and where I am now!

      I spent the bulk of the summer working for a Congressman running for Senate, in his campaign office at first. My boss, who I had a serious amount of disdain for by the end of my time at the office, repeatedly threatened to fire me so I quit the campaign about midway through and applied to the same Congressman's DC office, and secured a position on the intern team. I'd worked on Capitol Hill prior as an intern for the Democratic Party, so this was a nice return to form. Various duties included answering phones, giving tours to important constituents, and occasionally being the personal assistant to said Congressperson. In addition, I got to run around the swamp town that is the District of Columbia in our usual 120% humidity (rough estimate) summers.

      RTX was fun! I sat inside a fridge at one point with @Hazerblade, and threw up in several toilets. I roomed with @Warpek, @bacoose, @NobleSteed, and Hazer (the aforementioned Fridge Squatter). I had a phenomenal time working with @Count3D, @plaidlad, and the rest of the Expo Guardian Team for the second year (now as a Zone Lead).

      I'm now back in Boston for my second year at Northeastern University, still majoring in Political Science with a minor in Criminal Justice. My endgame goal is still to work in the American Intelligence Community, or for a lobbying group like the ESA. If that doesn't happen, PoliSci degrees are, while not exactly super valuable, flexible in application and state and local governments are viable.

      Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is my tentative game of the year because I can sucker-punch bears with my golden robot arm. It has yet to be seen if I can sucker-punch Yao Guai in Fallout 4 with some form of Golden Robot Arm, but I imagine that could complicate matters in this campaign for Game of the Year.

      On a somber note, my paternal grandmother passed away back in April from a long set of illnesses that had kept her mostly bedridden for upwards of a decade. It's never easy losing a family member, especially a grandparent, but for the bulk of my family this was the end of a long struggle and we've mostly been able to make our peace and move forward. This did, however, make me realize that I don't know much about any of my grandparent's various childhoods. I've begun a project to film interviews with each of my remaining grandparents to try and know more about what their various different lives were like growing up in Cuba, Nazi Germany, and Elizabeth, New Jersey (respectively). I'll share these interviews once I get them all edited together, hopefully no one says anything like, crazy racist or something. You never know with old people.

      (As I was typing this part, I almost clicked a button that would've erased the entire journal because this site is still rather buggy. Go figure.)

      I'm still doing the whole Admin stuff for Rooster Speak, cementing my role as "Guy who talks to other admins about plans and provides counsel" as well as "Official Jew". It's a good life.

      Finally, while I'm still working on plans for where to go, I may be in either Portland or Austin this March for spring break! I'm still deciding on where I'd like to go, because there's roughly an equivalent amount of cool people I know in either city. Leave a comment if you've got a suggestion one way or another, or if you just really like the song "Africa" by Toto. Did you honestly think I'd get through one single journal without referencing Toto?

    • 1 year ago

      DaCuban Rooster Speak
    • 1 year ago

      DaCuban Rooster Speak

      I rarely have anything to write journals about, barring my incredibly dull internship for a Congressman.

      So what is everyone doing this summer? How was the school year for those of you in school? Who does everyone want to fight at RTX and why?

    • Exciting Rooster Speak News

      1 year ago

      DaCuban Rooster Speak

      @Pageman is our official ambassador to RTX AU.

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    • Why I am a Rooster Teeth Fan

      1 year ago

      DaCuban Rooster Speak

      This is the number #1 Website to fight Puerto Ricans and team up with the Irish to fight Puerto Ricans. @Eoin and I will destroy @Lynxxon as Team GFB.

      @RTContests

  • Comments (3587)

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

      11 months ago

      Has the IP for Rooster Speak changed?

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

        11 months ago

        Check the Twitter page, it's up to date. We phased out the previous IP, but I recall you were around when we told everyone to change it.

    • Eoin

      1 year ago

      You have been visited by the Latino man of good luck.


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      Mucho luck and prosperity to you.


      If you wish to have this luck descend upon you, you must reply with "Si" and post to another friend's comment section.

      Fame and fortune find you, friend.

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

        1 year ago

        Si

    • Dudemoo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT_ON & RT_OTT admin

      1 year ago

      Hey man! Thanks for showing me around!

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

        1 year ago

        Just saw this now, glad you're sticking around!

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

      1 year ago

      Tybertron alien robot do do do do alien robot

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

        1 year ago

        i try my best

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

        1 year ago

        this is a true testimonial about me

    • Lynxxon

      1 year ago

      well now

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

      2 years ago

      God fucking dammit

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

        2 years ago

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

      2 years ago

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

        2 years ago

        c-counter terrorists win...

    • Lynxxon

      2 years ago

      What YouTube thinks of Destiny? Ohhh boy..

      edit: english

      Post edited 9/03/14 9:18PM

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

        2 years ago

        Oh my god.

    • Kal

      2 years ago

      ☠Not REKT
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    • vaughngogh

      2 years ago

      The rory gif on your about me cracked me up.

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

        2 years ago

        Haha, I always forget that .gif is still there. I put it up there like 3 years ago and keep forgetting about it.

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

      2 years ago

      HEY DO U ACCEPT RANDOM FRIEND REQUESTS I BET U DO

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

        2 years ago

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

      2 years ago

      Happy Featured User day, NERD.

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

        2 years ago

        MY MOM SAYS I'M COOL

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

        2 years ago

        I forgot to include my .gif.....

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        Here it is. smiley12.gif

    • Nester82 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Hey Cuban, HAPPY FEATURED USER DAY!

    • Giffy

      2 years ago

      Congrats on being a featured user BD

    • Jcach

      2 years ago

      Congratulations featured user!

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

      2 years ago

      Congrats on being a Featured User

    • NeutralGreen

      2 years ago

      Happy FU Day! smiley13.gif

    • Bellzebob

      2 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • Osiris1075 SwordMaker

      2 years ago

      Well would'ya look at that.
      Somebody's done gone and made you Featured User!
      Congrats!

    • MaryFairy Barely here...

      2 years ago

      FU!!! Happy?

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

      2 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!

    • Sibwarra208 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DovahTubs

      2 years ago

      Happy FU day, Diapershitter Alpha!

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

        2 years ago

        THANKS BRAVO

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day, you son of a bitch Cuban!

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

      2 years ago

      Congrats on your FU! :-)

    • RoseCarolina

      2 years ago

      Congrats on the Featured list. The fact that it happened to someone Minion knew and it wasn't him must be killing him right now.

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

        2 years ago

        Haha, always a funny coincidence. Tell him he's got a vibrant future and to not do it unless he videotapes it.

    • AmandaMaria

      2 years ago

      Happy FU Day

    • IdkBlue Praise Newbs

      2 years ago

      How dare you be a featured user before me!

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

        2 years ago

        BLUE - 0 CUBAN - 1

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

      2 years ago

      Happy FU!! smiley0.gifsmiley13.gif

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

      2 years ago

      FU !! smiley0.gif

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

      2 years ago

      F to the U! Happy day!

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

      2 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!!! smiley13.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley4.gif

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

      2 years ago

      Snap bro, Happy FU!!!! :D smiley9.gif

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

      2 years ago

      YOU! FU!

    • Kiyoshi

      2 years ago

      FU! :D

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

      2 years ago

      Special delivery!
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      • DaCuban FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rooster Speak

        2 years ago

        Oh, of course. I don't go out there much so we'll get along just fine.

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

        2 years ago

        Thanks man! Glad you like the lil' guy. Just don't let him out in the sun, y'know?

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

        2 years ago

        This is easily my favorite one you've made! Thanks!

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

      2 years ago

      New Steam Train, Ross tells a story about Monty Oum. The convergence...it's approaching...

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

        2 years ago

        The streams will cross.

    • Kal

      2 years ago

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    • Lynxxon

      2 years ago

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    • Giffy

      2 years ago

      Coobin 8T

    • Kal

      2 years ago

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

        2 years ago

        Titan Shifter Sasha.

    • Kal

      2 years ago

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

        2 years ago

        HOT DAD ALERT

    • Kal

      2 years ago

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      Post edited 12/15/13 12:08PM

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

        2 years ago

        That was the reminder. To steal everything.

      • Kal

        2 years ago

        more like she stole the whole store's inventory

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

        2 years ago

        and on that day, Sasha received a crispy and delicious reminder.

    • Lynxxon

      2 years ago

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    • Kal

      3 years ago

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

        3 years ago

        FUCKING SASHA.

    • Kal

      3 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr2PyNriPWI

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

        3 years ago

        I saw. I fapped.

    • Kal

      3 years ago

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

        3 years ago

        SMOKE TITANS EVERYDAY

    • Lynxxon

      3 years ago

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

        3 years ago

        :O

    • Kal

      3 years ago

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

        3 years ago

        Our Lord is inundated with the intelligent people.

    • Lynxxon

      3 years ago

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      • Lynxxon

        3 years ago

        Ain't that the truth.

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

        3 years ago

        "I'M A VAMPIRE! I'M A VAMPIRE!"

        The quote that motivated a generation.

    • Sibwarra208 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold DovahTubs

      3 years ago

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      If you've ever wanted to see Wheatley twerk and dance like Beyonce.

      Post edited 9/30/13 12:43AM

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