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    • One Last Hurrah

      10 months ago

      Gilby

      Hey everyone!


      Following up to yesterday's journal about How To ending, I wanted to let you all know that we will be releasing something this weekend. On Saturday, look out for a How To along with a bonus video. On Sunday, expect around 5 videos to release throughout the day for the public.

      Thanks for watching everybody!

    • 'How To' coming to a end

      10 months ago

      Gilby

      Hey everyone!


      To get this out of the way, I’m writing this journal to tell you that the show @Joel and I produce, How To, is coming to a close. As much as it is disappointing that the show will not continue, I want to talk about how it came about, the joy we’ve had producing it, and how much it means that so many of you supported us.


      Before I started at Rooster Teeth, I met Joel through @jack. Out of the blue one day I got a call from Joel asking me to come into the office (I shit my pants at this point) and help him with a project. When I came in, he handed me a controller and I felt a very magical moment unfolding around me. I was sitting in the Rooster Teeth office with the guy who voiced a character I had been a fan of since the age of 14, and I managed to piss him off. I moved when I wasn’t supposed to. He was having me help machinimate for a commercial and I learned that resetting a scene was a bit of a process. Oops. This would be the second time that I shit my pants.


      Somehow, even after messing up my first professional impression with Joel, I managed to get a full-time job at Rooster Teeth working as desktop support and assisting Joel with commercial projects. It was, and is, a dream come true. A few weeks after officially starting, we wrapped up a commercial project and Joel asked me to come up with a game to play with him for a video. We landed on Terraria, and made our first ‘Let’s Play’ video together.


      After several episodes we took a small break to work on a commercial project, and then got back to producing the show. Eventually we came up with a name for it. We landed on ‘How To’ as a tongue-in-cheek way to describe our skill levels in games, since we basically played games the opposite of how you should.


      Joel wanted to produce a show that didn’t necessarily have to follow a format. In our Goat Simulator video, we took our first step outside the box and we spent a day filming a goat on a trampoline so that we could have a ~3 second cut in a video. This was the video for Joel and I that made us realize we could occasionally incorporate live action segments into our videos. For me, filming these segments was some of the most fun I had while making How To. I genuinely don’t think I’ve laughed harder than when we filmed Baking Simulator. And of course, How To wouldn’t have been the same without Jeremy and Matt hanging out with us every now and again.


      Now I’m sitting here, trying to put into words my appreciation, love, and thankfulness that I have for everyone who watched How To, supported us, left comments, drew fan art, anything. You have all completely changed my life. Never once growing up did I think I would make something that so many people would watch and appreciate. Even being able to make a handful of people laugh is something that I will hold dear forever.


      Finally, to answer the question of ‘Why?’. To start, I will say that neither Joel or myself is leaving Rooster Teeth; we are simply unable to produce How To. Part of the reason for this has largely to do with the fact that my role at the company has recently changed. I have shifted away from desktop support and commercials and moved into a Sys Admin role. This is a seriously daunting challenge, and my time is more limited than ever. This doesn’t mean I won’t appear on screen any more; in fact I have a couple of things coming up that you’ll see me in soon, and some more in the future.


      Unfortunately, Joel’s schedule is also changing, and he is gearing up to work on some really exciting projects. Unfortunately, we’re at a point where we don’t have the time dedicate to making How To what we want it to be, and thus, we are bringing it to a close.


      How To has been, from the start, a crazy whirlwind, and I will always be thankful for the joy it has brought me, the friends it has made me, and the people I have been able to connect with because of it. Thank you all so much for sticking with us all this time, and I hope to have you all along on whatever adventure is next.

    • Almightypop asked Gilby a question

      I've noticed you've been streaming on twitch more recently, wanted to know if you were going to set any type of schedule for it in the future?

      Answered: Feb 19, 2016

      Naw. Streaming is something I do for fun, and adding a schedule/responsibility to it would probably take away from that. As it stands, I come home from work and if I have time/energy/desire I'll just start streaming.

    • Kilnarn asked Gilby a question

      How much do you miss Wawa?

      Answered: Feb 12, 2016

      Mostly miss gobblers.

    • Julskadoo asked Gilby a question

      What was your end goal before Rooster Teeth was on your radar?

      Answered: Feb 8, 2016

      Rooster Teeth has been on my radar since I was 14, so I've been fairly set on this the whole time.

    • BlaneWarfire asked Gilby a question

      Jeremy recently posted a shirtless picture on Twitter saying hes comfortable enough to post a picture like that. My question to you is: Are you comfortable enough with your body to also do that?

      Answered: Feb 8, 2016

      I'm comfortable with myself, but I also wouldn't post a shirtless picture. Personally, some things I'd like to keep private.

    • athena0899 asked Gilby a question

      Do you have an ideal character you would love to cosplay as? Would you one day try and craft it, with help from Grace? ;)

      Answered: Feb 3, 2016

      I don't have an Ideal necessarily, but my goal is to have some pretty badass Star Wars costumes one day. Most of all, any costume that I can wear/make with Grace is a ton of fun.

    • Arathall asked Gilby a question

      What is your favourite MMO of all time? PS - I played some wildstar with you a while back and by play I mean listened to you scream loudly when you got a new axe.

      Answered: Feb 3, 2016

      I don't know if I can exactly pick a favorite but I have a few that are my top.


      SWTOR:

      This game is the reason I work at Rooster Teeth, live in Austin etc. I've been a big RT fan for a long, long time, so naturally when Adam announced they were doing a Drunk Tanks in SWTOR I hopped on board. After about 6-8 months constantly raiding and hanging out virtually with Adam I decided I wanted to move to Austin since I wasn't doing anything in NY. I transferred Best Buys, packed up my cavalier and drove down. About 7-8 months into my time at Austin working at Best Buy, Adam texting me asking if I wanted to go to lunch, pretty standard since we worked so close to one another. At lunch he offered me a job and soon thereafter I worked at Rooster Teeth.


      WoW and GW both hold a special place in my heart as well. WoW is the MMO I've spent the most time playing, for obvious reasons. GW was the MMO where I learned to love MMOs.

  • About Me

    Adam Ellis. Dark Souls. Twitter @GilbyRanger Twitch.tv/GilbyRanger

  • Comments (266)

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

      9 months ago

      Hi Adam, in the latest Patch you mentioned a desire to read a Science Fiction novel possibly via Audible. John Scalzi's Old Man's War (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51964.Old_Man_s...) is a very good book (and series) that many have compared to the Forever War (much better though). Another good Science Fiction book by Scalzi is Redshirts (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13055592-redshi...) which the audible version is read by Wil Wheaton (There are about 5 Scalzi books read by Wil Wheaton which are all pretty good if you are interested). I hope you give one of these a try, and if not, at least find something good to read/listen to.

      -Andy

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

      10 months ago

      Thank you sir for you being on this planet and making me chuckle :D

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

      10 months ago

      I know you and Joel aren't going to do how to anymore due to scheduling, but I wanted to let you know I really enjoyed the show! I also loved your dark souls video! I haven't played any of the dark souls games and your video make me want to! I and I'm sure many other would love to see you do a darks souls 3 play through. Any chance of that happening in the future?

    • 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

      Hey dude, you're awesome!

    • Austin0434

      1 year ago

      saw your cosplay stuff keep it up it always amaze me to see the creativity in people

    • Miamiron

      1 year ago

      RT#328, you talked about eating Dolphin yeah?

      Open invite, next time you or any RT cast/crew are in Japan. Whale meat restaurant in downtown Tokyo.

    • roses_23 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Loving every day

      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday Adam!!! 🎂🎉

    • Grifshot117

      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday Adam! :)

    • 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 Adam! I hope you have a great day and make sure you enjoy yourself! smiley0.gif

    • ShyGuy4Life

      1 year ago

      Big fan of your How To video's smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gif !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

      1 year ago

      You and Joel playing Tea Party Simulator had me and the guys from work laughing like crazy! Just Amazing! smiley0.gif

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

      1 year ago

      I had no idea you were in Chicago for C2E2 2015 until after the fact XD Would have been cool to bump into you, and hope you had fun in the Windy City :)

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

      1 year ago

      I remember a day when @adam was the main Adam, now look at you stealing the spotlight haha oh yeah.... DARK SOULS SUCKS!!!

      I'm joking Adam I just wanted to get a reaction out of you and I know you love DS to hell haha

      Post edited 4/20/15 10:39AM

    • AndrewMitch4

      1 year ago

      Thank you for the add, I love your How To content with Joel some of the funniest stuff I watch and like to unwind with at the end of the day.

    • 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

      You are awesome and you have a really cool beard! Also, I love you How To videos with Joel. Very, very entertaining, especially when you're scared by jump scares and monsters.

    • amyo68066

      1 year ago

      Thanks for the add!

    • Jack_adams

      2 years ago

      Hey! I'm huge dark souls fan too and I am sooo hoping you'll do a bloodborne stream need a good one!

      p.s would be halarious if you tried to teach Micheal how to play smiley0.gif

      Post edited 3/24/15 3:51PM

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

      2 years ago

      ELLIE IS CUTER THAN SOLAIRE

      • Jaybles522 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        1 year ago

        false, all cats are adorable

      • 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

        Shots fire. *bracing against collateral damage*

    • CannonMan

      2 years ago

      So if I can be serious for a minute.....

      How fuckin' amped are you for BloodBourne? Will you be doing some streaming of that?

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

      2 years ago

      Thanks for the friend accept!! Have an awesome week!!

    • CJFouras

      2 years ago

      Nice beard. That's all I got......

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

      2 years ago

      You should try out SNOW using the Oculus. It would be an interesting video possibly.

    • 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

      2 years ago

      Sponsorchat <3 You
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    • Smrty_Pance FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Thanks for being so vocal about Zoids. I used to watch the show, but had since forgotten the name. All I remembered was there being a Liger. See you at RTX!

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

      2 years ago

      ADAM I SAW YOU IN THE PAX SOUTH FOOTAGE BEHIND BLAINE AND JACK'S WIFE!

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

      2 years ago

      I know these aren't read, but omg, omg Adam i can't handle your cat like you don't understand i live off of the vines and photos now.

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

      2 years ago

      Just wanted to say a GIANT <3 THANK YOU <3 for all your help over the last week sorting out my sponsorship issue! Your the best!

    • Pegasus791 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 for fixing my sponsorship issue today!! Can't wait to see the next How To!

    • Higgmeister Judge me if you will

      2 years ago

      I made mention of your mighty strength in my TLR write-up....

      roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=...

    • SlothMcGee

      2 years ago

      I doubt you remember me, since everyone seemed pretty hammered, but we met at the wrap party this past weekend. Honestly gotta say, meeting you was definitely the best 'hooray-you-just-got-out-of-the-hospital' present ever. You were so unbelievably nice.

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

      2 years ago

      Just noticed you blocked me on twitter. I requested my Twitter archive from my profile and nothing seems the be there. Are you sure you blocked the right person? Account: twitter.com/Maurice_V

    • tony26

      2 years ago

      you probably get a lot of these and probably wont see this but i really need to thank you and Joel. ive struggled with depression and bad anxiety for as long as i can remember. my life has been hellish for a long time but i stumbled across AH a year ago and they made me happy again. they made me laugh and smile at a time when nothing else would and then i saw you and joel play terarria and it happened again. i remember deciding if i should kill myself one night when i saw your how to videos and i completely forgot why i didn't want to live. the combination of you two and AH made this last year actually good. i know im not gonna with this "fight" or "battle" or whatever you wanna call it because im just a weak person but before i die i needed to at least try to have you understand how much i appreciate what you and joel have done for me. thank you both so much for every single one of your videos.

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

        2 years ago

        Don't kill yourself!

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

      2 years ago

      Best Santa... Ever.

    • cupcake_3392

      2 years ago

      If you posted a picture of yourself wearing these it would make my Christmas!!

      mentalfloss.com/article/60586/finally-ornamen...

    • redclaw209

      2 years ago

      Hey Gilby, How tall are you?

    • swadZ Head Hunter

      2 years ago

      Adam I had a cat before he ran away and I miss him but you should name the cat Joel or dog and that was a very cute cat

      Post edited 11/25/14 9:51PM

    • NBW72 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Hey Gilby, thanks for the accepting my friend request, but do u remember on podcast 198 where u that beavers are cute? well what do u think about this upcoming movie... www.imdb.com/title/tt2784512/

      Post edited 11/24/14 6:54PM

    • Torria ;]

      2 years ago

      Hey, I'm a huge fan of yours and would like to meet you; are you visiting Canada any time soon? smiley0.gif

    • snorliz Hyah hyah haa! - Link

      2 years ago

      I was really hoping you were going to comb your beard with that fork, channel your inner mermaid.

    • flutterrage

      2 years ago

      There's nothing I want more than to touch your amazing beard and listen to you laugh.

    • c4t1t0n1c

      2 years ago

      Adam, I freaked when I saw you for the first time; it was like seeing every Darksouls 2 character I had ever made come to life.
      Stay Awesome.

    • MeganAmelia 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 I picked up on some slight insecurities at one point when you were talking on the live stream this weekend. Just thought I'd say I think youre an attractive man and you seem to have a great personality, so chin up :)

    • bigmeek14

      2 years ago

      Hey, I just wanna let you know that Wobats run away from their predators then stop abruptly, so there predators run into their big bony butts. Just thought you should know. smiley6.gif

    • FantomFan56

      2 years ago

      Looks like you might need a bodyguard the next time you go to a haunted house. Very funny. HOLY FUCK!!! lol

    • Lets-Avenge

      2 years ago

      I know it's your job but I still feel the gratitude so, thank you so much for fixing my problems with sponsorship.
      I promise next time I'll be more careful with it to don't add more in your to do list.

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

      2 years ago

      Thanks for the friend add! Its good to see you in more content of late! You and Joels How to videos slay! Good stuff man, id kill for a job like yalls! It doesn't show mine on the site, but beards bros all the way man!

      Post edited 10/03/14 2:28PM

    • davescotts

      2 years ago

      Thanks to you I'm in love with Dark Souls 1 and 2 thank you very much.

    • Colonel_Cake

      2 years ago

      If you don't have anybody to play destiny with on the 4 like me send me a request "ColonelCake-" thank you Adam.

    • Skaman789 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Adam how are things.

    • christinapls

      2 years ago

      I refuse to believe that you aren't actually a viking that traveled through time and has been living in our modern day world for only 24 short years, learning our ways, so you can go back in time and profit.

      I mean it's possible.

      History_Vikings_Viking_Ships_SF_HD_still

      I'm sure you could get like a flux capacitor on one of those bad boys.

  • Questions answered by Gilby

    Naw. Streaming is something I do for fun, and adding a schedule/responsibility to it would probably take away from that. As it stands, I come home from work and if I have time/energy/desire I'll just start streaming.

    How much do you miss Wawa?

    | Asked by: Kilnarn 1 year ago

    Mostly miss gobblers.

    Rooster Teeth has been on my radar since I was 14, so I've been fairly set on this the whole time.

    I don't have an Ideal necessarily, but my goal is to have some pretty badass Star Wars costumes one day. Most of all, any costume that I can wear/make with Grace is a ton of fun.

    I don't know if I can exactly pick a favorite but I have a few that are my top.


    SWTOR:

    This game is the reason I work at Rooster Teeth, live in Austin etc. I've been a big RT fan for a long, long time, so naturally when Adam announced they were doing a Drunk Tanks in SWTOR I hopped on board. After about 6-8 months constantly raiding and hanging out virtually with Adam I decided I wanted to move to Austin since I wasn't doing anything in NY. I transferred Best Buys, packed up my cavalier and drove down. About 7-8 months into my time at Austin working at Best Buy, Adam texting me asking if I wanted to go to lunch, pretty standard since we worked so close to one another. At lunch he offered me a job and soon thereafter I worked at Rooster Teeth.


    WoW and GW both hold a special place in my heart as well. WoW is the MMO I've spent the most time playing, for obvious reasons. GW was the MMO where I learned to love MMOs.

    Yes! Going to make more time in my life for hobbies which includes Youtube and streaming

    I generally stick to Twitter/Instagram. There's no photos I take and share that I wouldn't want to exist forever.

    HELLLLLLL NO. He's kind of a terror when he wants to be. I feel like as he matures he is becoming more chill and cuddly, which is perfect.

    I'd always like to make more shows, but finding the time is the difficult thing.

    blue, rare, medium or well done?

    | Asked by: qM3rcp 1 year ago

    rare-medium rare depending on the cut.

    Those are the only kind worth talking about.

    It was an amazing experience. I'm lucky enough to have Grace in my life who has a ton of experience cosplaying and she is the absolute best teacher.

    A game called Stargate, also know as Defender 2. I played it on some form of personal computer.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stargate_(video_game)

    Joel does a few things. He's the head of the commercial department (the department being he and myself. When those come up, we do whatever is required, shoot the commercial and he generally edits them. Obviously you'll see him on Sportsball, the podcast, shorts etc, so he does a lot of on camera work as well. Also he does quite a bit of travel for conventions, most recently RTXAU and PAX AUS. Aside from that, he produces How To. There's also some things he does that aren't talked about at all for NDA reasons.


    tl;dr. He does a lot of work.

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