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    • College Again/Year Long Life Update

      1 month ago

      JMonty

      Well it is time for my obligatory new year of college journal. There hasn't been many journals separating this one from the last one, but I digress. 


      A lot has happened since my last new year of college journal. As my last entry said I finally got to go to RTX and be a part of the community in person for the first time which was amazing in every possible sense (I'll stop rambling about RTX now). However that isn't all that has happened.


      I think I said at some point or another I got a job as an RA (Resident Assistant) on campus. Last year of doing that was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed being a kind of authority figure in the halls. However, I was "the cool RA" (using the word cool loosely) because I didn't get up in anyone's business or anything. I tried to just give everyone warnings before actually getting anyone in trouble. I am currently starting my second year of the job and so far so good this year. 


      Also I got elected to be an executive board member of my University's NRHH (National Residence Hall Honorary) chapter. Essentially we do community service and stuff around campus. I was happy to step up and I am hoping to make our chapter a little better during my time. Being involved in this organization I also got to travel to Tempe Arizona for a conference over the summer. It was the first time since I was 1 that I was able to travel across the Mississippi river for anything, also the first time I had ever flown. I really enjoy flying I learned.


      I also continued my job as a stage hand in my area. I got to see the Foo Fighters live because of it which was amazing and I was only a few feet away from Dave Grohl. I also got to see Weezer over the summer and I was meant to see the Wombats but I missed them due to traffic. Finally I got to see the final Warped tour, it was a lot of fun but bittersweet in the end. 


      As for actual college stuff I declared a second major in Criminal Justice. My plan....for now..... is to go to grad school and do research into criminal behaviors in lower and higher security prisons to help determine similarities between the two to help to understand criminals more. Also do research into crime statistics and what causes crime between various factors to see why crime happens to hopefully help reduce crime in some areas at some point. Essentially I want to be a professor. However, on the side I would love to work as an expert witness in court systems to testify on behalf of mental states and illnesses in a legal setting. (I've come a long way since the first time I posted about wanting to do counselling and my interests have changed a lot.)


      Now to get onto video games which I need to talk about. I'm super excited for KH3 but I've been waiting for that for years so I wont go into it. I started playing Overwatch finally and I love it. I'm a Moira/Brigette main and I play it almost every day. I also finally got to beat some games I bought last year like AC Origins and Horizon Zero Dawn which were both amazing games and I highly recommend either.


      Anyways, I really miss my everyday journal posts and stuff and hearing about what everyone else was/is doing. I wish I could post more, but life really gets in the way. I'll try to post once a week now.


      SO.....I want to know how everyone else is doing. Please message me I would love to talk to people from here more often again and begin to be more a part of the community. 


      Thanks for reading all of this, I know it was a lot. I hope everyone's summer/last year was great! 

    • People Like Grapes.... and RTX

      1 month ago

      JMonty

      Well it has been almost 2 weeks since RTX and I haven't posted about it yet. Whats wrong with me?


      To put it simply, RTX was one of the best experiences of my life.

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      To start, getting to RTX was a struggle because I had to drive all the way there in as little time as possible. In the end from start to finish it was a 28 hour drive due to a few bathroom breaks and a short sleep break. I've learned I hate long car rides from this trip. However, once I finally got to Austin everything became worth it.


      Describing the feeling of being at RTX is honestly really difficult. I had heard people describe it before, and I've seen the hype videos before and after every RTX, but no amount of description truly captures what it is like to be there.


      From the moment I arrived at the convention center there was a huge room filled with hundreds upon hundreds of people with even more slowly filling in after I was there, and I was late. I did make a few good friends in line who I would continue to see after this.  After a while of waiting I was finally let onto the convention floor and from there everything was just amazing. I spent hours just walking around to everyone's booth and looking at their art, merch, or new games.


      The first day I didn't do much, I just walked around and got to buy way too much stuff. I also got to see AH and Funhaus play Prop Hunt live which was fantastically hilarious.


      The second day is where my schedule finally got busy and things started to ramp up. I got to see all of Achievement Hunter's new content, all of which looks amazing. I got to get my ass kicked at Overwatch by people who know how to play Overwatch on PC (PS4 Overwatch player myself). Then through some huge coincidence I got to meet Ryan

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      Ryan was extremely nice and made sure everyone got a picture with him. After this I got to go watch the RT podcast which was amazing. After that was On the Spot which was so absolutely hilarious I snorted more than a few times, sorry to whoever was sitting next to me.


      The last day of RTX was just as great as the second. I started off the day by meeting the twins, Trevor and Alfredo.

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      Following this I watched Million Dollars, But Live. RTX attendees had some great scenarios that will make for some great skits. After this I happened to be lucky enough to meet Jeff and Casey Lee Williams.

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      The last thing was Off Topic. Jeremy turned to goo, they all talked about getting drunk and McDonalds. The biggest thing which I’m sure everyone knows by now is that Lindsay and Michael are having a new baby. It was awesome to hear that live and get to see everyone’s reactions.


      I always heard people make friends at RTX, but I never believed them until this experience. I made a bunch of friends who I agreed to play games with regularly. This community is so amazing and I’m glad to be a part of it! 


      RTX ending was bittersweet, I was sad to see it go, but I was happy to have ever been able to go and I’m excited to go again next year!

    • RTX '18

      2 months ago

      JMonty

      RTX is so close I can feel it. I finally got my pass and lanyard in the mail and it just feels so real. I'm extremely excited to go, I can only imagine how much fun it will be.


      If any of you would like to meet up at RTX if you're going, I would love to. Just message me here and we can talk about it! 

    • Game of Thrones

      5 months ago

      JMonty

      After countless years of avoiding spoilers and listening to other people talk about how good GoT is, I have finally started watching it. 


      I went into this show with an almost blank slate, I only knew of a few deaths to begin before I started so other than those I know nothing. I am currently one episode into season 4, so the tragedy that was the Red Wedding is still fresh in my head. It hurt to watch. GoT is honestly one of the best shows I have ever seen and I'm not even close to being done yet. I have plenty of characters I love (Tyrian, Bron, Arya, Varys, Jaime, Devos) and plenty I hate (Joffrey, Littlefinger, Walder Frey, Theon, Ramsey, and Melisandre....I hate her most). However no matter how much I like or hate characters I am beyond invested into the show. I hate getting invested into characters because I know they will all end up dead for the most part. 


      I now understand all the hype I was given all those years ago when I started on here. If anyone wants to discuss GoT with me please message me, I love talking about it....I'm a tad obsessed, but please, no spoilers.

    • A Pleasant Surprise

      7 months ago

      JMonty

      I was just talking to my dad on the phone today asking about when my brother's graduation was then he dropped a nice little surprise to me......


      .....He said he was planning on driving me to Austin so I can go to RTX this summer!


      I'M SO EXCITED! I'VE NOT BEEN TO RTX BEFORE! 

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    • New Year, Same Me

      7 months ago

      JMonty

      This is a bit into the New Year, I kinda forgot to say things here for a while, but I've not really changed since the beginning of 2018. I didn't even bother to make a resolution this year seeing as how I never keep them. 


      As for my life all that has changed is I'm basically fighting my college's dining services for trying to change our meal plan. They hate me a lot. I feel kind of proud I got an entire organization on campus to hate me for speaking my mind. That sounds bad, but I know the student body has my back. 


      Basically I'm just as loud and annoying about my opinions as I was back when I was really active here, but now I say them to the public instead of just my friends so that things might change. Hopefully they do. 


      I hope all of your guys' new year has been good so far! 


      This journal post has been really disjointed, I'm just losing it. 


      Bye!


    • Net Neutrality

      9 months ago

      JMonty

      I try to rarely weigh in on politics in a public sense. I tend to keep my own political opinions to myself. However, I feel like this is something I have to put out there. The FCC is currently set to vote in December to remove net neutrality, which is fantastic. If this happens ISP's will be allowed to charge for access to certain sites, essentially making it like having to pay for HBO, but instead of HBO it could be YouTube. 


      Honestly the removal of net neutrality is horrible for the entire internet community because it makes using the internet more expensive which in turn will make it less accessible and less popular. 


      Please read up on net neutrality and voice your opinions about it, also sign some petitions like this one to hopefully get it so it isn't removed:

      https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/do-not-repeal-net-neutrality


      Sorry for my political message

    • The Wombats

      10 months ago

      JMonty

      So last month I discovered a band called The Wombats and they have quickly become one of my favorite bands. I just discovered that they will also be coming to a venue really near my home! I'M SO EXCITED! 


      If any of you like New Wave or Indie rock I really suggest listening to them

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    • Well...

      11 months ago

      JMonty

      In reference to my last post I had a weeks worth of exams that ruined my sanity, but the business has all blown up in my face.


      Let's just say all the organizations I'm a part of, all the classes I'm taking, all the meetings I go to caused something awful to happen and there is no going back. So yeah.....I guess doing all that you can in the end doesn't exactly work out. 


      Now I'm just trying for things to be normal for a bit, stay busy, but not too busy, learn from my mistakes. I'm not too sure what exactly I'm trying to do, but I'll get there.


      (I know this was all cluttered and didn't make a whole lot of sense because I didn't say what happened, but, it was nice to just talk about it.)

    • Overwhelmed

      1 year ago

      JMonty

      Now that we are farther into school....I'm losing it. There are so many moving parts this year I have to take care of and I'm slowly becoming a ball of stress. I haven't even had an exam yet!


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  • Comments (50)

    • Fly Keeper of Blades

      2 years ago

      You still alive?

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

        2 years ago

        Ironically I come back the day after you send this

    • cobraking513

      3 years ago

      I'm doing well as well,my name's Nick.

    • cobraking513

      3 years ago

      Hello! How are you doing?

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

        3 years ago

        I am doing well, and you?

    • Audrey

      3 years ago

      Thank you for being on The List! You rock! smiley12.gif
      Spread the love with Warm Fuzzies of your own today!

    • Tommex

      4 years ago

      Getting close to your 1 year mark man!

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

        4 years ago

        Yeah 3 days!

    • AnneLydolf

      4 years ago

      HEYHO LETS GO! IT'S YOUR FREAKING BIRTHDAY AND THAT IS PRETTY RAD! But seriously though, Happy Birthday Monty! You're a great friend, and I hope you have the best day in the history of great days! Stay awesome, love ya! smiley12.gif

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

        4 years ago

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      • AnneLydolf

        4 years ago

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

        4 years ago

        Thanks Anne! Means a lot!
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    • Permafro

      4 years ago

      Who made your profile picture? I like it!

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

        4 years ago

        Most likely no. She did these for us because we are all friends. I know she does work for money though.

      • Permafro

        4 years ago

        Think I'd be able to snag one?

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

        4 years ago

        A friend from LBF, PollyEsther, made one for a lot of us from the thread.

    • geometrix

      4 years ago

      Yes to muse. Yes to PS3. Four to you, glen coco.

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

        4 years ago

        I've tried to learn some of their stuff on guitar. Some is hard some is easy.

      • geometrix

        4 years ago

        Yes!! Yeah that's true .-.

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

        4 years ago

        Plus they sound just as good on album as live. They are very very hard to beat, but everyone argues.

      • geometrix

        4 years ago

        I know right? All of their songs are so incredible

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

        4 years ago

        Knights Of Cydonia is my favorite but my top 5 are: Knights Of Cydonia, Supremacy, Hysteria, Panic Station and finally Showbiz (Resistance and Plug In Baby being very close). Its hard to pick favorites out of so many songs you love though.

      • geometrix

        4 years ago

        New Born is my absolute favourite, but I tend to list my top five: New Born, Muscle Museum, Glorious, Futurism and In Your World. You?

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

        4 years ago

        Returning to their roots awesome! To more heavier guitar and rock. What is your favorite song by them?

      • geometrix

        4 years ago

        Ah that sounds great :') I'm so stoked for their next album because they've said it's gonna be more like Showbiz and OOS and they're my faVOURITES so it's gonna be fucking great

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

        4 years ago

        I first heard Uprising then was hooked from then on. I did a project and speech on them in school because we were allowed to pick anything and while girls were doing JB and 1D I was the cool one doing Muse. I can't wait 'til their next album comes out so I have more songs to listen to.

      • geometrix

        4 years ago

        I became a fan of them just after Absolution came out and my parents have been a fan of theirs since Showbiz first came out. I have every album and almost every song when you consider the b-sides, and I've seen them live twice :D

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

        4 years ago

        Wow. I can't say I've been a fan that long. I discovered them around 2 1/2 years ago while on Pandora on Cage The Elephant radio. They make me so happy too I have all their albums except Showbiz. I was also lucky enough to see them in concert.

      • geometrix

        4 years ago

        I've been a fan for over 11 years now, they make me so happy

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

        4 years ago

        Muse is fantastic as well as PS3. Glad to meet another fan.

    • SLPhillip

      4 years ago

      Hey J$Money, if you want, you can add me on PSN. ID: PerzeusRad

      Or not. But you must

    • AnneLydolf

      4 years ago

      Hey Buddy!
      Just wanted to leave you a comment saying I haven't seen you in a while and that I miss you! Hoping to hear from you soon friend and hope you are doing well!
      Stay awesome!

      • AnneLydolf

        4 years ago

        No problem Buddy!

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

        4 years ago

        YEAH! Thanks Anne

      • AnneLydolf

        4 years ago

        You got this!

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

        4 years ago

        3 more days to go. If i lose....well lets just say I can't lose

      • AnneLydolf

        4 years ago

        You can do it! I believe in you smiley1.gif

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

        4 years ago

        I don't study for exams I kind of just wing it and things normally work out. The swearing thing is awful I'm breaking and my mental state is deteriorating slowly, but I haven't lost yet.

      • AnneLydolf

        4 years ago

        Oh okay then :) Not swearing? Don't think I could do that... I swear too much for it to be possible! And yeah, I hate exams... spend most of my time reading and reading and reading...

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

        4 years ago

        I'm better as of now. Just the weekend was torture for me. Oh exams they are the absolute worst. My main problem now is just not swearing which is harder than anticipated.

      • AnneLydolf

        4 years ago

        Oh sad to hear that you are sick! Get well soon :) And yeah I'm doing good, despite exams and all smiley1.gif

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

        4 years ago

        Thanks Anne! I miss you guys too I don't know why I haven't been partaking in the calls or anything. Last couple days I have been sick so that was one reason. I am doing well aside from being sick and things are going well. I hope the same for you! smiley0.gif

    • LittleSmitty

      4 years ago

      Rebel against your school's conformity! Color it up! (haha but your hair looks good, so you don't actually need to do anything to it)

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

        4 years ago

        I do I love my long hair I will never have short hair

      • LittleSmitty

        4 years ago

        Nah, you're golden. Rock the do, be proud of the do.

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

        4 years ago

        HAHA thanks most people criticize my hair for being too long my school is the athletic hair cut like buzzed and short.

    • DannyOcean

      5 years ago

      Hey welcome to the forum! You might want to join the Rooster Teeth Ohio group here: roosterteeth.com/groups/profile.php?id=12567
      and here!
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      There actually are a lot of fans in the Ohio area, but we don't organize all that often. But it is something to consider! Welcome to the Community.

    • Shinny

      5 years ago

      Hey Monty! Thanks for the Add, a very warm welcome to the forum!

      • Shinny

        5 years ago

        Watch out, Welcomings will be coming Up and down too

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

        5 years ago

        Thank you good to have people welcoming me left and right

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