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    • On Resurrection

      6 hours ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      There's a thread I occasionally pop in on in the RWBY forum, where the fate of Pyrrha Nikos is regularly discussed. One of the possible methods for her to return to the show is resurrection. Especially with Ozpin apparently living inside Oscar's head, the idea that death may not be the end has been introduced to the world of Remnant. So, I thought I'd take a few minutes to talk about resurrection in storytelling.


      What I will do in this journal is lay out how it can be a good thing, how it can be a bad thing, the rules I think need to be in place to make it effective, and how I might make use of it in RWBY if I were writing the story. What I will not do is try to make arguments about whether Pyrrha is alive, dead, or something else. This is not about her, it is about resurrection in general. With those ground rules established, let us begin.


      How Resurrection Can Be Good

      There is a romantic view of death, that you can sacrifice yourself for a noble cause, or give your life for someone you love. Famous quotes notwithstanding, death's finality is pretty well established in the real world. However, when you're writing fiction, you are not constrained by the rules of reality. You are the creator, which means you can do whatever you want. And whatever you do is automatically correct, because it's your world and your story. That is very much the beauty of storytelling: whatever your vision is, it is by definition the right one, because it's yours.


      The idea that there is more to follow after someone dies can create unique storylines in the narrative. Consider a story where someone dies a meaningless death, but they have the solution to the world's biggest problem, and so they fight their way back from death and into their (or someone else's) body, to save the world. Or a group who loses someone they love, but they hear about a mystic who can control life and death, and they seek this person out as a last ditch effort to get their beloved friend back.


      Including a way to continue on after death opens up a lot of options for stories that just don't exist if death is the final chapter. If done well, a resurrection story can greatly deepen the emotional connection between characters, and between the reader and the story. If it's done well.


      How Resurrection Can Be Bad

      There is an obvious counterargument to this idea, though: if resurrection is possible, then death is no longer really a threat. It is easy to fall into a trap of having resurrection be so commonplace that there's no reason to fear it, because you can just come back again. In something like Dungeons & Dragons, where the idea is to keep as many people having fun for as long as possible, an easy resurrection mechanic is useful, because it keeps you in the game even if you totally mess up. In a fixed narrative, it's a lot harder to do well.


      If you cheapen death in your world by making it easily reversible, then it's easy for the audience to become disengaged from the characters. Sure, they may be in an extremely dangerous situation where they could all die, but they can always just come back later anyway, so what's the big deal? Handling resurrection poorly essentially turns it from a serious threat into a minor setback. 


      If the reader (or viewer) knows that their favourite characters are never really at risk, then there's no reason to ever worry about them. And if they're never really worried about them, then they necessarily become less invested in their safety, and subsequently the story. Resurrection handled poorly can break your world in the minds of your audience.


      The Rules For Handling Resurrection

      As I see it, there are a few rules that must be adhered to for resurrection to exist in a world without breaking it. Those rules are:


      1. It must be done to advance the plot. You can't bring back a character just because the fans want it to happen. Yes it will bring back their favourite character, but what else does it actually accomplish? At best it will be confusing, and at worst it will grind your story to a halt as people try to figure out what to do next. There has to be a reason for them to come back beyond "people want it." Don't bring people back willy-nilly - it has to be part of the planned story all along. Your audience isn't dumb; they'll know the difference.
      2. It must be hard. You can't have a magical resurrection machine that just pumps out reanimated people. There needs to be work involved to make it happen. Your characters should have to dedicate a major portion of their time towards it, encountering setbacks along the way until they finally make it happen. Another way to look at this is it must be earned. Resurrection needs to be rare and difficult if death is to still have meaning.
      3. It must have a cost. And a severe one at that. Resurrection cannot take the form of "pour this down their throat and they come back good as new." Your audience won't buy it. Defying the laws of nature is a serious decision, and so there must be serious consequences for doing it. If you can bring back your friend, but someone else must willingly sacrifice their own life to make it happen, then the decision to bring them back suddenly isn't so cut and dried. Perhaps getting them back does just require giving them a potion, but when they come back they are irreparably changed, or they have total amnesia and must be re-taught everything they knew. If resurrection carries weight, then your audience will be much more engaged with it. Especially if there's a chance it will fail in the first place.


      After I came up with these three rules, I went looking online to see if anyone else had done something similar. I found that Barry Kirwan, author of the Eden's Paradox science fiction series, had laid out seven rules for resurrection in science fiction. His rules are:


      1. There has to be a good scientific premise for resurrection

      2. There has to be a ‘cost’ to the individual, usually a change for the worst

      3. It is not done ‘willy-nilly’, resurrection is only done for strategic reasons

      4. Not everyone can come back

      5. It shouldn't be used too often

      6. One or more of those resurrected must subsequently die

      7. The mechanism for resurrection must be vulnerable, and is preferably neutralised at least once so no more resurrection is possible.


      How I Would Use It With Pyrrha

      For the sake of this journal, we will assume that Pyrrha is dead. What might be an engaging storyline based around getting her back? We have to start with Ozpin. We know that his consciousness lives on in Oscar. Presumably, he will be able to convince the main cast that he is who he says he is. He may even end up having his consciousness transferred to a new robotic body - Penny was a robot that could generate Aura, why not recreate that but with an actual human mind in it? Remnant is a land of wonders.


      Let's assume seasons 5 and 6 in some way deal with Ozpin, with his situation eventually settling into his being returned somewhat whole. The story continues on for another 2 or 3 years with no further mention or thoughts of people returning from the dead. Then, at the end of season (let's say) 8, a teenage girl approaches our main protagonists talking about how hard it's been to get back and find them. Confused, they ask her what she's talking about, and she says "It's me - Pyrrha." Eyes go wide. Cut to black. "Hello again." Credits roll.


      At the beginning of season 9, the main group are understandably suspicious of this new person claiming to be Pyrrha. They test her on things only Pyrrha would know, and she has all the answers. She tells them a story about how her body was disintegrated, but her consciousness remained behind, disembodied, unable to find purchase in anything. She spent years trying to find a way to manifest, and was about to give up when she saw a light over the horizon. She went to it, and there found a mysterious portal of white light. She walked through it, and surprised a group of children who were playing at trying to contact the dead, appearing as a phantasm. It turns out one of them had a Semblance that actually made such communication possible. When the children fled, her consciousness was forced to latch onto the nearest human body - the child with the Semblance.


      They travelled together for a time, both very confused, and learned that the reason this had happened had to do with the massive amount of Dust Cinder weaves into her clothes, plus the Maiden powers that killed Pyrrha. The combination caused an Aura disruption of some kind, and forced her consciousness to remain behind. Eventually they encountered someone who had decided to take her own life, and they convinced her to let Pyrrha inhabit her body, and now here she is.


      Still skeptical, they ask Ozpin if this is possible, and Ozpin's response is basically that he hasn't heard of it happening before, but that doesn't mean it isn't possible - nobody had heard of anything until they did. This new person seems to have Pyrrha's mannerisms, and seems to know things only Pyrrha would know, so they cautiously accept her into their group. They learn that she has taken to quiet solitary meditation at times, to help cope with what happened and stay centred.


      The next time they encounter Grimm, they find out that Pyrrha's fighting style is different. It turns out her Semblance didn't transfer over to the new body, and so she has a new one now. She's also out of practice fighting, having gone multiple years without a physical form. Nonetheless, she proves her dedication to the group through many fights and experiences, and travels with them. There are things she sometimes forgets from her original life, but having been dead for years and in a new body, she is forgiven for that.


      Shortly after she's more or less accepted as being Pyrrha returned to them, she mentions an item she learned about in the time they've been apart which could help in the fight against the Grimm, and perhaps even allow them to defeat the Grimm entirely. At the end of season 11, they find it. They fight through enemies to get to it, and when it's finally time to claim it, Pyrrha picks it up and says it's not theirs to use against the Grimm, it's hers to use for her own purposes. Confused, they question her about it, and she mocks them for actually thinking she was Pyrrha.


      She's actually someone who heard about Ozpin's miraculous resurrection, and decided to use a similar story to infiltrate the one group of people who may actually be able to help her achieve her goals. She had the power to take the item, but had been unsuccessful in locating it. Until she had the idea to use the friends of the dead hero to do it for her, at least. Ruby says she'll never get away with this (as heroes are wont to do), and she says "You stupid girl. Did you really think I was talking to myself when I went off alone?" At that moment, dozens of enemies swarm them, and she escapes in the chaos. The season ends mid-fight.


      So what does this do?

      First, it gives us a resurrection in the form of Ozpin. It sets expectations that such a thing is possible. It appears that RWBY is already going in this direction. Then, several years removed from that (so as to prevent it from seeming common), we get another resurrection. Her story of how it happened validates the "must be hard" condition, and the Semblance change and loss of abilities satisfies the "must involve a sacrifice" condition. When she presents a mcguffin for them to seek out, it becomes validated by plot as not having happened just to satisfy the people who want her back.


      The forgetfulness and "meditation" serve as clues to the audience that the supposed resurrected Pyrrha is not what she seems. Jaune can even voice this concern and have it be dismissed by other characters. At the end, subverting the resurrection raises the stakes: not only is there a new enemy, but it's one that knows everything about them, and has a powerful artifact that can presumably wreak grand havoc.


      More to the point, what this does is provide a resurrection storyline that does not cheapen death in the world, and both enriches the plot and drives it forward. When it resolves, it sets up the next several seasons as being important.


      Of course, this is just one way of handling a resurrection subplot in RWBY. I'd like to read what you guys think of resurrection in fiction, and in RWBY specifically. Please keep it polite - I don't want people swearing at each other in the comments about why Pyrrha is or isn't alive, etc.


      So what do you think?

    • On Bullshit, And A Questionable Hypothesis

      1 week ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      People who've known me for a while know that there are few things I value more than objectivity and honesty. Being a programmer sometimes makes me blunt in my delivery, but frequently, interactions with me can be broken down into "this is objectively true, why do you believe something that is objectively not?" Sometimes this can come across as condescending - nature of the beast.


      The thing to keep in mind is that I really don't care about being right; what I care about is that objective fact is accepted. If it turns out that what I thought was wrong, I'm fine with that, and will adopt the correct viewpoint over top of it. It has to actually be correct though - convincing speculation is not enough. If who's right or wrong can be determined through experimentation, I am often willing to to that experimentation myself rather than wait for someone else to do it and then just trust them to have done it well. I'm actually doing that right now with a video game. The experiment should be over within 26 days.


      What this all means is that I have a very low tolerance for bullshit when discussing something that should have an objective outcome. I should mention at this point that there is a difference between bullshit and lies. When you lie, you know what the truth is, and you make a conscious choice to say something else. When you bullshit, you don't care what the truth is, you're just saying whatever you think sounds good. "The star sparkled twice and turned red before going out, which is a clear reference to the second Hellboy movie." No, it's not, shut up.


      Last weekend, I watched Movie 43. I liveblogged it here. And I'm sorry. One of the people in it was Christopher Mintz-Plasse, aka McLovin. A couple days later, I found myself looking him up on Google. There were two things I found which are of note to this journal. First, a video on YouTube by a group called Looper, called "Why Hollywood Won't Cast Christopher Mintz-Plasse Anymore." They do these kinds of videos often. The second thing was his IMDB page. Turns out he is currently starring in two TV shows, had a movie come out this year called Sid, and will be in the next How To Train Your Dragon movie coming out in 2019. He has been in at least 2 movies every year since 2012.


      Objectively, he's clearly not having difficulty getting cast in things. So what's up with the video then? I watched it, and what it basically amounts to is "he's focusing on his music and not really looking for parts." That is not Hollywood being unwilling to cast him, that is him not wanting to be cast. There's some other stuff about how he's too recognized as McLovin, or he keeps too low of a profile, but what it really comes down to is Looper spun some bullshit about him in order to put out a video, and gave it a provocative title because they could. I've made a point of avoiding their videos like this in the past, and it turns out that was not a bad decision.


      Speaking of bad decisions, Donald Trump. If ever there has been someone who spouted constant non-stop bullshit, it has to be him. When is the last time he said something that made you say "Yes, that is a true thing"? People have even questioned whether the cake he was eating when he ordered the Tomahawk strike in Syria was actually good, given that the Mara Lago kitchen was cited with about two dozen health violations recently. In simplest terms, Donald Trump is a shit.


      But I have another theory. And I think it's the only one that paints him in any kind of a good light. What if everything he's doing, he's doing on purpose? "But most people do most things on purpose. How would that be a controversial theory?" Because I'm not just talking about his actions, I'm talking about his long term plan. Let me explain.


      So far, we've collectively been assuming that the things he's done are the result of gross incompetence. That he's doing those things because he just doesn't know how anything works. Of course he made important international decisions in public at his resort, because he doesn't know he's supposed to do it in private, somehow. That sort of thing. But what if he knows exactly what he's doing? What if he knows that everything he's doing is objectively wrong, and he's doing it on purpose anyway?


      I have precisely one motivation I can think of why someone would do such a thing: he's trying to teach us a lesson. And the lesson is "don't vote someone with zero political experience into the highest office." If he wants to make sure that America never votes in another person who doesn't know what they're doing, then the best thing he could possibly do would be to make a point of being the worst President ever, as an example of the kind of thing that could happen if this happens again. He knows he shouldn't be there, and it's the system that allowed him to be elected, so he's trying to make sure that things get changed, by demonstrating that the system cannot be trusted, because it elected someone like him. He is being the change he wants to see, by being the incompetent nincompoop that he wants us never to elect in the future. Wouldn't that be something?


      The reality, though, is that I'm spouting bullshit. But at least I'm honest about it.

    • Liveblogging Bad Movies 5: Movie 43

      1 week ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      My my, it has been a while since I did one of these, hasn't it? I've decided to revisit this "series" for Easter weekend. And since it is Easter weekend, why not do it with a star studded turkey? Starting at 9pm EST, which is just one hour away, I am going to watch and liveblog the movie with the greatest disparity between star power and movie quality ever made: Movie 43.


      The cast includes the likes of Dennis Quaid, Hugh Jackman, Emma Stone, Kate Winslet, Liev Schreiber, Richard Gere, Naomi Watts, Justin Long, Jason Sudeikis, Uma Thurman, Kristen Bell, Gerard Butler, and a dozen more actors whose names you would recognize, and has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 4%. And I'm going to watch it. On purpose. Because I hate myself.


      Come here and join in my pain! Because if I'm suffering, I'm taking you with me.


      The time has come: let us begin.


      00:40 - Produced by virgins. I believe it.


      07:20 - Hugh Jackman has a ballsack on his adam's apple. Welcome to the level of comedy we should expect.


      11:00 - I haven't laughed yet, but I guess it's a body positive movie? Everyone seems to be okay with ballsack neck. Except his date.


      14:15 - Enter Liev Schreiber. Homeschooling his child as if it's public school, scarring his child.


      18:00 - Okay, so this movie is taking standard situations and putting something stupid in them, and hoping they'll be funny. I have yet to laugh.


      20:00 - Chris Pratt and Anna Faris having a picnic. What could possibly go wrong...


      22:15 - Moved to a barbecue, Pratt is discussing with his friends what to eat before pooping on his girlfriend (you shit on a whore, you poop on someone as a glorious gift)


      23:00 - You know that advice some people have to knock out a few whores before having sex wit hthe woman yo ulove? They just did that with pooping on people in this movie. I have made a terrible life choice.


      27:20 - I legitimately don't know what I'm watching right now.


      29:30 - I will watch anything with Emma Stone in it. Even if she's just trading insults with a teenage boy.


      31:00 - I think they have successfully created the most awkward scene ever. So... kudos?


      33:30 - iBabe. Listen to your music on a machine that looks like a life-sized naked woman.


      34:00 - Superhero speed dating. Uma Thurman, Jason Sudeikis, and Justin Long. What's really sad is some of these are actually interesting concepts.


      39:00 - John Hodgman as The Penguin is genius. Also, Kristen Bell is Supergirl.


      42:10 - Well, that's over. Still haven't laughed. Now it's an ad about treating better the children who live in vending machines or something. Machines. They're full of kids.


      44:00 - So apparently, Movie 43, which in the film was just made up on the fly to distract a younger sibling long enough to plant viruses on his laptop, is a real thing that is just as horrible as they said it was when they made it up. Because of course it is.


      45:30 - Adolescent boys have been inserting things in the iBabe and getting mauled by a fan. Because of course they are.


      48:00 - The iBabe. Now in black.


      49:45 - Enter Chloe Grace Moretz as a teenage girl, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as her boyfriend's brother. So technically still her enemy. Kick Ass 3 confirmed.


      52:15 - Patrick Warburton as the father is apparently way too cool with Hit Girl having her first period all over the house, and the kids think she's dying.


      53:00 - First laugh of the movie, had to pause it. Mintz-Plasse is searching for something to stop the bleeding, comes up with frozen peas and a sponge.


      While paused - considering I know that just about everyone involved in this movie wanted to back out, I'm really impressed by how much they're throwing themselves into their roles here. This had the potential to be so much worse, but the natural talent of those involved is making it watchable. But not much more than that. Let us continue.


      56:15 - Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott as friends. This can only be terrible.


      57:00 - They caught an Irish midget and think he's a Leprechaun. Because of course they do.


      60:00 - Somehow a pot of gold. I assume the midget's brother is in it.


      60:30 - I'm right. How is a movie like this so predictable?


      62:00 - The leprechauns are dead, and there's a fairy who sucks dick for gold coins. I admit I did not see that coming.


      63:00 - Halle Berry and Stephen Merchant on a blind date. I have no idea where this one is going.


      70:30 - They've found Movie 43, and it's a message to the past from the same kids searching for the movie in the first place. The future has been destroyed. This is senseless.


      73:00 - Turns out the porn the first guy was jerking off to was his own mom without seeing her face. It's surprising how frequently that trope gets used. And now the world is exploding.


      74:30 - And now we're in the future, and everything's destroyed. So naturally, we'll watch another video.


      76:00 - It's the one where the coach inspires the black basketball team by just repeating that they're black a whole lot. The only part of the trailer I remembered before starting the movie.


      80:45 - And we're at the closing credits and deleted scenes. Maybe these will actually be funny. Probably not. There's still 16 minutes left.


      83:25 - Josh Duhamel and Elizabeth Banks sharing a house with a cartoon cat. This can only be stupid.


      84:45 - Cartoon cat is threatening Elizabeth Banks' life. Can't say I disagree, based on this movie. Also it's jerking off to pictures of Josh Duhamel.


      86:00 - Cat is torturing her. And peed on her like a garden hose. it's like a totally incompetent unfunny version of Ted.


      88:00 - And cat just hit her with a truck.


      88:25 - And shot her with a cartoon shotgun.


      88:40 - And now she's beating the shit out of it with a shovel. In front of a kid's birthday party. Welcome to Movie 43.


      89:30 - And the film apparently ends on Elizabeth Banks getting murdered by children while a cartoon cat fantasizes about making out with Josh Duhamel. Now I sit through 8 minutes of closing credits in case there's a stinger at the end for some reason. I have made a terrible mistake.


      94:55 - Turns out the leprechauns were both played by Gerard Butler. I was wondering where he was in this.


      97:59 - And it's over. I don't know why I do this to myself. It wasn't so much bad as it was just utterly boring. I could tell where the comedy was supposed to be, but it simply wasn't there. Except for that one line, because Christopher Mintz-Plasse is a god apparently. I think if I were 12 I might have had the sense of humour required to laugh all the way through it. Alas, I am an adult, and one laugh out of an hour and a half of a movie that's billed as a comedy is simply not enough. I award this movie no points, and may God have mercy on its soul.


      Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go do literally anything else.

    • Similarities and Contrast

      2 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      So Burnie put out a Q&A VLOG recently in which he said that we'll start seeing site improvements in June or July, after they update the video player again. I thought I'd share a bit of insight into what that means.


      Right now, I am rewriting a client's website. From scratch. This is the biggest piece of software I've written so far, and most of it was designed and created over a decade ago. Frankly, it is in desperate need of being refreshed. So far I have added almost a dozen database tables, removed a few, and I have plans to consolidate 12 into 2. I've completely replaced the underlying code architecture, and now that the base systems are prepared, I am rewriting each remaining file, line by line, to bring it up to date with modern standards.


      It's going to take at least a month of solid time working on this to get it finished. I will not get to work on it for a month straight through, as I have another large project that I expect will start demanding my attention later this week. I will eventually turn this into my flagship product, and rebrand my business around it. That will likely happen this summer, optimistically.


      My project is big and complicated, but it is only a fraction of the size and complexity of the Rooster Teeth website. I have the luxury of working on my project behind the scenes, but the dev team for RT are working on a live website with thousands of users. When I am ready, I will be able to launch the entire project to my client at once. RT doesn't get to wait that long.


      What this means is two things. First, it will take time. Don't expect the updates to begin in June and be done by August. Honestly, I'll be impressed if they're done by the end of the year, purely because of how big a codebase this site has. Second, expect to see updates trickle in, rather than arrive en masse. They'll fix something, and release it. Then they'll fix something else, and release that. And so on. It will happen, but it will take time.


      Hopefully that helps prepare you for what's to come with this site. As long as you manage your expectations, and realize that it's a small team working on a large project so things will take time to roll out, then we should be fine. In the meantime, it's Red vs Blue season, and I have an episode 2 to go watch.

    • So this is neat

      2 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Hey, do you like explosions? Of course you do. Do you like explosions in slow motion? Fuck yes you do. Do you like watching people blow up their own stuff just so they don't have to deal with it any more? I mean, that's a really specific fetish, but I'm not going to judge you for it.


      So why am I asking about this? It's because in about 20 minutes as I write this, at 5:30pm EST / 2:30pm PST, Gavin and Dan, aka the Slow Mo Guys, are going to be blowing up a whole bunch of old commercial props for Carl's Jr. and Hardee's. Because of course they are. You can watch all the carnage at the new Carl's Jr Twitch channel here.


      They're apparently going to let the spectators choose which props to destroy, and it should be a bunch of fun to watch. It would be really cool to have the Twitch chat dominated by RT peeps, so let's all show up there and have some fun watching explosions in slow motion!


      https://www.twitch.tv/carlsjrhardees


      Edit: it's on.


      Edit 2: It's over. It wasn't much.

    • Bit of Good, Bit of Bad, Bit of Ugly

      2 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      On Tuesday I made a bad life choice by carrying all my groceries up at once. They were heavy. I have aggravated my QL again and set back my healing. Again. You'd think after almost 5 months of dealing with this that I'd know better by now. But it was feeling much better over the last couple weeks, and I got complacent in my diligence.


      This is actually potentially a very very bad thing. If a muscle takes too long to heal, then there's a chance it could heal improperly and become a chronic issue to deal with. I can't afford to keep setting myself back like this, and this is the third time I've done it (one of which I can't identify, it just happened). I need to be more careful.


      Remember how about seven months ago I said I was going to start climbing by January? At this point, if I'm really careful and do everything right, I might be climbing by September. It's still in the cards, but this is bullshit.


      In other news, yesterday I became the newest moderator for the Geek and Sundry twitch chat. So that's good. And on Monday I finally got paid by a client that's been holding out on me, so I don't have any large cheques I'm still waiting on. If I can scrape together another few thousand dollars over the next 6 weeks, I may be able to do something cool for my birthday. Time will tell.


      And finally, the news recently has been dominated by Assad using sarin gas on civilians, tomahawk missiles blowing things up, and this morning a terrorist mowing people down in Stockholm with a stolen truck. Can we all please just decide to live in a world where nobody is a massive asshole to anyone, and nobody behaves like a giant piece of shit any more? That would be great.

    • Well, that didn't take long...

      2 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      So apparently the US is firing missiles at the Syrian government. Trump's in office less than 100 days, and the US is already increasing its military involvement in the Middle East. Stay safe, everyone.

    • Sometimes I Make Chili

      3 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      As some of you may know, I've been taking medication for an ulcer recently. Basically, the pain from my pulled back muscle after it happened was great, so I took 600mg of Motrin before going to bed for a couple weeks. The problem with that plan is that when you take large amounts of ibuprofin or other anti-inflammatory drugs on an empty stomach, it's hard on the stomach lining, and if you do that for long enough, an ulcer forms. And I got one. The treatment is a combination of preventing stomach acid from being produced, i.e. taking a Proton Pump Inhibitor, and avoiding spicy food, i.e. anything sharper than a tomato, and avoiding fatty food, i.e. red meat or bacon.


      For 8 weeks I was on a restricted diet. Which would have been totally fine, except the day before I was prescribed the pills and diet I had bought ingredients for a chili I could no longer make. I gave away the jalapenos to a neighbour and made a spaghetti sauce instead. Now that my 8 weeks are up, it is time to make chili again.


      Just for fun, I bought a single scotch bonnet pepper to add to it this time around. I generally favour flavour over heat with my spices, but after being denied chili 2 months ago I feel like I'm owed this. I find it convenient that you can judge pretty accurately how hot a pepper is by how much of the world it looks like it wants to burn out of spite. First, here's a visualization of the Scoville heat scale for peppers (source):


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      Now, let's get to the visualizations. Here's a sweet green bell pepper :


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      It legitimately looks friendly, like it wants to invite you inside for some pie. Now here's a jalapeno:


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      It's okay with the kids running around in the street and being kids, but it would rather they stayed off its lawn. Here's a scotch bonnet:


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      This pepper has seen some shit, and it is not to be fucked with. In its biopic, it will be played by Clint Eastwood on a porch with a shotgun while plotting to kill the neighbours. The one I bought was red. Now here's a Carolina Reaper:


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      That pepper is going to eat your young just because it can, and then burn down the town you live in just to destroy the evidence. Then it's going to kill you with your own taint and piss on your face.


      You'd think that's as far as it goes, but there is another... one rumoured to be hotter than the Carolina Reaper, but its Scoville range has not been properly identified yet for accurate classification. This is the Chocolate Bhutlah:


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      Have you ever been angry that you're alive? The Chocolate Bhutlah is. That pepper is going to drop nukes on itself and every neighbouring country just to put itself out of its own misery. It doesn't like you just because you exist in a world that allows it to live. When the world ends, it will be standing over it laughing maniacally as it tries to feel anything other than the intense torturous pain of its own existence. And then it will smile.


      Anyway, right now my ingredients are chopped up and chilling in the fridge, waiting for me to combine them into delicious chili. Lunch will be perogies. Happy Wednesday!

    • A Bug

      3 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Over the last two weeks, I've made a friend. He's been hanging around the place, spending most of his time out of sight, and occasionally hopping out to play. This is my friend the boxelder bug:


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      He's about half an inch long, and completely harmless. Just like the western conifer seed bug from last year, this little guy came inside to get out of the cold. Knowing that, I've been generally leaving him alone, and he's been leaving me alone. I've been able to watch him fly around and crawl on the windows, and it makes me smile.


      It hasn't always been a smooth friendship though. On the first day we met, I went to put my foot down from the couch onto the floor, and I felt a bump under it. I stopped, and lifted my foot up, and there was the boxelder bug, looking up at me as if to ask "Are we cool?" And I looked down as if to say "We're cool." And then he flew off to another part of the room.


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      I thought about releasing him back to the wild, but he came in to get out of the cold, and it's still pretty cold outside at night. So I decided to let him stay at least until this weekend, so he could be comfortable indoors. At one point I opened the lid of my humidifier to go fill the reservoir, and I saw him hanging out on one of the inside walls, just relaxing in the humidity. I was able to fill it, and some of the water splashed up on him and he had to move. I left the lid off until he was out, but the next day I removed the lid to see if he was in it again, and he was. He clearly knew his way around it, so I wasn't going to worry.


      Over the last two weeks I grew to think of him as a pet, and dare I say a friend. I almost always saw him in the living room, so I'd be careful to make sure the floor was clear before going anywhere, and if I saw him in the way I'd adjust my path to make sure I missed him.


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      (Shoutout to the LG G4 phone's camera. Seriously.)


      Tonight I went into the kitchen to prepare dinner, and I felt something under my foot. Not thinking anything of it, as it was probably a piece of onion that had fallen on the floor or something like that, I rubbed my foot against the top of my other foot to relieve my sock of it. Then I looked down and saw that it was very boxelder bug-shaped. I fetched an envelope to scoop it up for a better look, and although it was on its back, the orange markings were clear. I quickly concluded that he must have starved while he was in here with me. And then his antenna moved.


      Right now he is on his back on a piece of onion inside a tin that once held processed chicken. I've also drizzled some water in around the onion. He does not appear to be squished, but his wings are not held tightly to each other, part of one of his front legs is torn off, and he is only moving his antennae and his other front leg, and very belaboredly so. My only hope is that he is merely in shock, and will be able to recover after a night of sleep to continue living a full life, albeit short most of one leg. If he does wake up, there is plenty of nourishment surrounding him should it be required. But given what happened, I'm afraid it's highly unlikely. And that makes me sad.


      Edit: he didn't make it

    • Bullet Dodged

      1 month ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      So Trumpcare is dead. Congratulations, 24 million Americans, you get to keep your health insurance.


      And because Trump is Trump, he's going to pass the buck until it lands on someone he can fire. Your President, folks.

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    • Kaoru27Umi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Princess of Mars

      2 months ago

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      Happy Warm and Fuzz McFuzzy Day!

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 months ago

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

      8 months ago

      Hey so you also got mentioned in On The Spot this week - so that's pretty damn neat, just started the episode.


      Hope y'all are having fun at UnCon! Wish I could be there!

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

      1 year ago

      Hey man this time g1 Tom the Iron Man over on ScrewAttack and just wanted to touch base with you about someone we've been seeing posts with on Twitter and Facebook, a fellow g1 named Dylan Toomey. Dylan's been around since 2008 and simply put, he's a wily and silly guy with a penchant of making memes that no one understands but himself, and that's the joke. He means no harm and he's just continuing his shtick now and introducing himself in his own special way that the migration of ScrewAttack to the Rooster Teeth family is complete. I know Dylan personally and have met up with him at every SGC he's been in attendance to, and he's actually a quiet and fairly reserved person IRL. Clearly he's been rubbing the mods the wrong way and it has led to you having to intervene personally, if it is a breach of conduct I can assure you he has no idea it is. Hit me back if you have any questions (I'm still trying to figure out how everything works here), and have an awesome night.

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

      1 year ago

      Hello, good sir! You're awesome!

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

      1 year ago

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

      1 year ago

      Just wanted to toss you a quick "thanks" for all the workout pointers and Tough Mudder tips you gave me a while ago. You were one of the few people who gave me actual usable advice that has made a difference. I've been working out for just about 4 months now and I've seen great progress and plan to keep pushing forward.

      So, thanks :)

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        No problem :)

        Are you doing things next Saturday?

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

        1 year ago

        Next Saturday? Yeah, I'm going on an end-of-summer camping trip with some friends that weekend.

        Why do you ask?

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

      1 year ago

      bruh

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

      1 year ago

      pls respond

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        Personal Comment notifications have been broken since day 1. I didn't see your comments until now, after scanning through Adam's journal's comments and seeing that someone had discovered that fact. I don't remember whether we banned anyone for being knucklesdawson, but seeing as the thread you were commenting about is locked now, it seems irrelevant. I just wanted to let you know that I wasn't ignoring you, I literally had no idea you'd said anything because of a site failure.

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

      1 year ago

      To clarify, knucklesdawson is not me.

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

      1 year ago

      Have I been banned from the v2 thread or something? I can't post in there, says I lack sufficient permissions.

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      1 year ago

      Are you tagging me in posts? Or is it the site transferring data over. Because I'm not able to access the tags to see.


      Also, 4000th comment.

      • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

        1 year ago

        Just saw Jackie having the same issue. Bug, I guess.

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

      1 year ago

      I have no idea what's happening right now, but I'm getting like.. half a dozen notifications that you're mentioning me in a post.. and when I click on it, I get sent to a completely jumbled version of your profile.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        I got no notification that you'd left me this comment. I was trying to put up a private journal entry and tag site admins in it. It didn't work properly. I eventually got it up and running, so check out my journal.

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

      1 year ago

      Check this out, this is incredible: Atmoph window

    • MaryFairy Barely here...

      1 year ago

      Happy birthday! (Sorry it's late)

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

      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday DiMono!

    • Mattbab4

      1 year ago

      Happy birthday

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

      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday DiMono! I hope you have an awesome day and make sure you enjoy yourself! Keep up the amazing work! smiley0.gif

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

      1 year ago

      Is there a time limit on my timeout from the Ask Anything thread?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        Doesn't matter whether it's entertaining; it's inappropriate.

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

        1 year ago

        Come on, don't tell me it isn't at least slightly entertaining when someone is like "can u teech me how 2 make cgi" and I chime in claiming to be Monty?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        I mean giving troll answers. People ask questions there looking for information, and they are trusting of the answers they receive. You posting random garbage in there is inappropriate.

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

        1 year ago

        Nah. But that's entirely dependent on how you define how I've been posting. Do you mean in the past few days or overall?

        Post edited 5/18/15 9:08PM

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        If you're unbanned from it, are you going to keep posting like you've been posting?

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

      2 years ago

      HOLY SHIT is that fuckin DiMONO!!!!!

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

      2 years ago

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      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

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

      2 years ago

      I'm considering signing up for Tough Mudder this summer, any training tips or things I should know before I fully commit?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        It's about 11 miles, so 17km is pretty close to accurate.

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

        2 years ago

        Awesome thanks! I have a team I just need to get my ass in gear for strength training. I'm already running frequently so I just plan on increasing my mileage (I heard there's about 17km of hills).

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        Good luck!

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        Ignore the time estimate on the site; expect to spend 5 hours out there. Plan your day accordingly. Wear clothes you don't care about, or else clean them immediately. Don't have pockets. Your shoes will probably be a lost cause; bring spares and donate the dead ones to the pile (you'll see what I mean when you get there).

        You'll be driving to an off-site parking lot and taking a bus to Mt St Louis. Bring I think it's $15 for parking, and include about half an hour on either end for bus transit. You'll be leaving your wallet behind while on the course; keep it appropriately empty, just in case.

        They will offer you food on the course; eat it, you'll need the energy. And the potassium. Completing the course is easier with a team, for many reasons; if you go there alone, try to find people to join up with. Tough Mudder is hard, but remember that you're going there to enjoy yourself; so have fun with it. Lots of people dress up in costumes.

        Most of the obstacles I encountered weren't that difficult; a moderate amount of fitness should be plenty to get you through them. Focus on cardio. Lots and lots of cardio. And don't skip leg day - in fact, add another one. They're going to be taking you up and down hills an awful lot. Compound exercises are better than isolation exercises. You will have to climb over a 7-8' wall in order to get to the course; make sure you can do that, as it's the one obstacle you really can't skip. But don't skip obstacles unless you absolutely have to, because otherwise what's the point?

        That's everything that comes to mind right now.

    • Kaoru27Umi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Princess of Mars

      2 years ago

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        2 years ago

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      2 years ago

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        2 years ago

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

      2 years ago

      As it is technically the 14th, you can enjoy your Valentine's Warm Fuzzies now!

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      Happy Warm and Fuzzies to our favorite Bot Destroyer!

      Your Neighborhood RT Community Economist:
      -James

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

        2 years ago

        One must appreciate some nerd love

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

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    • Enforcer2005

      2 years ago

      You are cool and I like you. Hope you are doing well dude.

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

      2 years ago

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    • Tommex

      2 years ago

      Merry christmas dimono smiley0.gif

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

      2 years ago

      Catching up now on the harassment discussion from the other night (that really doesn't sounds so great when typed out, but I'm going to go with it...) via You Tube.
      Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time and putting the thought into a meaningful discussion.
      -nj

    • UB3R_FRY

      2 years ago

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      Guess who???

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        2 years ago

        Oh fuck.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        Don't fuck it up

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

      2 years ago

      I'm being trolled or I'm sleep-defriending you. WHAT IS GOING ON.

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

      2 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOoCixFA8OI

      Here`s that song I was telling you about. one of my favourite's of theirs.

    • Snaaaake

      2 years ago

      I saw you at RTX and wanted to come up to you and give you a high five, problem was the convention center was being evacuated... smiley4.gif

    • Shastamac

      2 years ago

      As of right now, you have one friend for each day of the year! Congrats! :)

      • Shastamac

        2 years ago

        That's true, but you have some time to find one.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        I need a midget for Feb 29th still though

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

      2 years ago

      Give me TOUncon tickets! I want them now! smiley2.gif

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        We're very good.

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

        2 years ago

        It wasn't working but you guys fixed it and I am now officially attending TOUncon smiley12.gif

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        Are you really unable to purchase tickets from the website? If you do it from a desktop or laptop it should go through.

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

        2 years ago

        HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT! GIVE IN! I NEED TO GO TO TOUNCON

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        2 years ago

        DON'T GIVE IN TO PEER PRESSURE

    • TheFatalFall

      2 years ago

      How do you rate achievements?

      • Laurenz

        2 years ago

        Click on the "Achievement Hunter" tab at the top, and then go onto "games". You can type games in and rate them there. smiley0.gif

    • br0wnbr0th4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Greed

      2 years ago

      Sorry to bother you again good sir, but would you be able to change my Site birthday to June 3/90?

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

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday Chris, hope you have a fantastic day! smiley13.gif

    • Juular

      2 years ago

      So, been banned from the Red vs Blue forum. Know what's up with that?

      • Juular

        2 years ago

        good bye recon :'(

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        I was scuba diving at the time. No idea.

      • Juular

        2 years ago

        I mean, I did say the US government did 9-11. But I hardly think that's enough to get me banned from an entire forum.

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      3 years ago

      So, managed to get the new set of Cookie Clicker Achievements yet?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        You mean 1.0453? I have all of them except 400 cursors, which is currently impossible. I haven't played in over a week, just sitting on my bank of 200 sextillion and waiting for the next update.

    • Tommex

      3 years ago

      Hey man! I'm a coder too! html, css, php, python, javascript, java, objective C

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

      3 years ago

      Special delivery! (World domination not included)
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    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      3 years ago

      Did you change my title on here?

      • Dopp ROLL TIDE

        3 years ago

        k thanks

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        Nope

    • um4dbro210

      3 years ago

      hey i have a error 422 and i have no idea how to fix it……plz halp

      Post edited 1/26/14 2:00PM

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        3 years ago

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      • Psycho

        3 years ago

        I had a error once. I never survived.

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        3 years ago

        Have you tried turning it off and on again?

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

      3 years ago

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      Hahahaha. At work.

    • Thorenir

      3 years ago

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        3 years ago

        #lolcanada

    • VoidFox gay robot

      3 years ago

      oh hey, I see you're from ontario, somewhere just north of toronto. well it just so happens that I'm from somewhere just south of toronto.

    • khurram_89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nerf herder

      3 years ago

      What's with all the spambots lately? Janet8251 needs to be squashed.

    • DanielZhu1

      3 years ago

      I will be taking your advice on writing a little side story though, may give me some creativity practice. Maybe you can read it sometime and tell me if it is any good.

    • DanielZhu1

      3 years ago

      You have read the idea I posted, and I see the logic in your words. But I'm fine if they don't use my ideas until 3 years later, I just want to give them something, and be just a small part of this. Because RWBY is something that truly resonates with me.

      • DanielZhu1

        3 years ago

        I think I will also try writing the RWBY side story. May improve my creativity, and open up more possibilities.

      • DanielZhu1

        3 years ago

        With my current college possibilities it's very likely I'll be able to get some great credentials. After all and SAT score of 2280 isn't all that common.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        I wish you the best of luck, but I wouldn't count on getting an internship with them; it sounds like you've already decided it's going to happen, and you need to realize that a) they need to have such an intern position open, and b) they literally get dozens of resumes and applications a day. Hopefully it will work out the way you want, but assume it won't, and write it yourself.

      • DanielZhu1

        3 years ago

        Yes, they probably won't in the next few years, but in 3 years time I will have the qualifications to intern at rooster teeth for 1 summer, maybe it may be possible then

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        They're not going to use your idea. Ever. It's not going to happen. If you're passionate about it, write it yourself.

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

      3 years ago

      Spambot alert.. brunomarcos

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