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    • Godspeed, Funhaus

      2 years ago

      JoelRubin

      Well, friends, it’s been fun.


      This Friday will be my last day at Funhaus. Before I get into the why, and the what, and the WHAT!? of it all, I want you all to know that I’m making this move of my own volition - I’ve not been asked or forced to leave, and I don’t have any bad feelings about Funhaus or Rooster Teeth. I’ve had an amazing experience in my brief time as part of the Rooster Teeth family, and I’m definitely going to miss working with all of the incredible talent, both in Los Angeles and in Austin.

      So, what’s going on? Since I started working with Adam, Bruce, James, Lawrence, and Peake at Inside Gaming, I’ve been constantly asked “But what’s YOUR job?” I don’t edit. I’m not usual on-screen talent. I only regularly play a few video games.


      As the Director of Programming, my job is to schedule all of our shows across all of our platforms, fill holes in that schedule via creative development, and discover how and why videos perform the way they do. However, what I love doing is working with shows, channels, and personalities who aren’t reaching their full potential and building (or rebuilding) amazing content with them. Over the last few months, I’ve come to the realization that Funhaus doesn’t really need that any more. Together we’ve built a brand with the very best shows and a continually growing audience that loves what we do. After over 3 years of working together, everyone on this team knows how to make a great online entertainment channel. I’m ready to move onto another challenge, where I can flex some of the work muscles that haven’t been used in a long time.


      I want to thank everyone at Rooster Teeth and Fullscreen. I’ve learned so much in the last year, and it’s been a true pleasure working with companies that actually love what they’re doing, that value the content they produce, and that have a real vision for where they want to go. I’ve also met the brightest, funniest, most creative people I’ve worked with so far in online entertainment, and I know they’re going to be incredibly successful.


      I also want to say that it’s been a joy and an honor to work with everyone at Funhaus. It’s a really rare and wonderful thing to be able to work with people with whom you share simpatico; people who have a collectively agreed creative direction and aesthetic. Most of all, I’ve been lucky to work for so long with friends I both respect and admire. Gentlemen (and lady): it has been a privilege playing with you.


      Finally I want to thank you guys and gals and non-identifiers who are reading this. Without an audience, we wouldn’t have a job. Without fans, we wouldn’t have feedback. Without a community, we wouldn’t have support. Every time we get to leave our dungeon and go to RTX or PAX, it’s been overwhelming to meet you all and hear your stories. Please believe me when I say we just couldn’t do what we do without you. Also: goddamn your fanart is so good. Goddamn. Fanart, goddamn.


      Ok, let me ask and answer some questions you folks may have:


      What are you doing next?

      I’m staying in Los Angeles, and I have my next opportunity lined up. Although I’m not prepared to say where I’m going yet, I can tell you it will be online and I’ll definitely let you know via Twitter when I’m ready.


      Is Friday the last day we can see you?

      Nope. Since we record in advance, there will be a few videos dribblin’ out over the next few weeks. Plus, some stuff we recorded WAY in advance will drop in the future, and I’ll be in that.


      Wow, this is pretty self-indulgent.

      That’s not a question. And you, sir or madame, are an asshole.


      Who are you again?

      My name is James Willems, nice to meet you.


      Where can I find you?

      Twitter: twitter.com/JoelRubin_ (ugh)

      Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thejoelhole/ (uggghh)

      Snapchat: Harmonygrits (UGGGHHHHH)


      I’ll be around for a few more days. Let’s talk!!

    • Introducing Our Newest Show: Fullhaus

      2 years ago

      JoelRubin

      About a month ago, I asked you guys what kind of Sponsor-only content you might want to see from us. Something special. Something just for you (and all the other Sponsors out there). We got lots of great suggestions and comments here, on Twitter, and on Reddit. By far, the most requested show was uploads of our full, unedited livestreams and gameplays.


      Well, starting next Tuesday, and every Tuesday thereafter, you're gonna get it! We're calling this show Fullhaus. I'm not going to make the obvious joke here. You can do that in the comments below. Here's the link to the new show:


      http://fun.haus/show/fullhaus


      We've tried to be very transparent that we'll never take an actively running show and transfer it to Sponsor Only. We don't want to take something away from the wider audience. And I know that, in the past, we've uploaded some of the 1-hour gameplays here and to our YouTube channel. I'm sure we're going to get some complaints that we're taking that content away from non-Sponsors, but please allow me to explain.


      We began running those videos on YouTube in July. After about 3 months of testing, it became apparent that not only were these by far the lowest-performing videos we were producing, they were also dragging down the videos that went up around them. For that reason, we put the uploading of live/uncut gameplays on hiatus until we could figure out a good plan for them.


      Now that we're back up to speed with our regular series, this seems like the best way to share them with you. The audience for these videos was really the Funhaus Superfans anyway - many of whom are already Sponsors. By offering them to Sponsors, we're giving you guys more of what you want in a way that won't put off the wider audience, who subscribes to our YouTube channel.


      Anyway, we really hope you like this new series. And that it does well. And maybe that it convinces a few of you to become subscribers! And if so, use this link!! http://roosterteeth.com/sponsorship/?r=funhaus


      You cockwads.

    • One Year Later...

      2 years ago

      JoelRubin

      One year ago, a bunch of dudes you didn't know knocked on your door and asked if they could crash on your couch for a while. Some of you were (rightly) a little hesitant.


      "Who are you dudes? Where did you come from? And who said you could come over to my house? I just had the floors redone! What's that smell?"


      Some of you were a little skeptical that the dudes wouldn't make good houseguests.


      "I dunno...it just doesn't seem like these dudes are going to fit in with everyone else here."


      And some of you took in the dudes for the charity case that we were.


      "Welcome! Come on in, can we make you a sandwich? Help yourself to wifi -- there's beer in the fridge!"


      Well, a year has gone by, and in that time it feels like we've gone from tentatively accepted guests to full members of the family. The entire Rooster Teeth Community has been amazingly warm, incredibly creative, wonderfully welcoming, and overall just such a treat to be a part of. Every time we're allowed out of our dungeon office to go to a convention or event, it's astounding how many of you come up to say hi.


      I wanted to recap the fantastic opportunities that you, the community, have enabled us to take part in over the last 12 months:


      - Selling out 3 shows of Dude Soup Live, and fulfilling the dream of being on stage at the Hollywood Improv!

      - Attending conventions on both coasts, and in Texas, and in freakin' AUSTRALIA!

      - Appreciating the unbelievably talented fan art you've all showed off!

      - Inspiring an animator to make an unsolicited cartoon of us, which became a full-fledged show!

      - /\

      - Playing GTA with you every week!

      - Taking part in our totally garbage livestreams of games, and the somewhat less garbarge of Dude Soup.

      - Welcoming and accepting our newest members Elyse and Omar!


      So, what do we have in store for next year? I dunno. Maybe some more stuff. Maybe lots more stuff. Maybe some stuff so stuffy that we can't even talk about it yet, but we've been working on it all week and stuff is so hard, and I barely had time to write this for you because of all the stuff.


      Maybe there will be some new faces. Maybe we'll go to some new places to meet new friends. Maybe we'll finally figure out who stole all of our equipment when we moved to our current office. All we know is that the future is bright, and we can't wait to share the next year with all of you.

    • NEW FUNHAUS SHOWS!?!

      2 years ago

      JoelRubin

      Here at Funhaus HQ (or as we don't ever call it, Fuhhqueue) we've been kicking around some ideas for new shows that would be for Rooster Teeth Sponsors only. We have some good ideas (mainly mine) and some bad ones (mainly Adam's), but I'm really interested in hearing what you'd like to see. So let's open this up to the audience.


      What kind of shows would you like to see for Sponsors only? Or, if you're not a Sponsor, what kinds of shows might tip the scales for you and encourage you to join in? No idea is a bad one (unless Adam posts it here), and we'd love to get your input!


      Oh, and yes -- my title is a Funhaus-style clickbait headline. Gotcha.

    • Life Goals I Didn't Know I Had (Until I Worked at Rooster Teeth)

      2 years ago

      JoelRubin

      So I guess I'm a t-shirt model now. Take THAT, everyone who is more beautiful than me and who trained for years and went on TV shows and modeling school and got headshots and goes on auditions and tried really really hard for years!


      Oh yeah, also we have a rad new shirt you should buy.

      http://store.roosterteeth.com/collections/featured...

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    • 2 years ago

      JoelRubin
    • ANOTHER Animated Show!? Funhaus Cartoons

      2 years ago

      JoelRubin

      Here at Funhaus, we really consider ourselves to be like a miniature production company of 7 dudes, the occasional intern, maybe a couple of dogs, some chairs, Tyrone, and a bunch of disc shards. As you've probably noticed, we've been trying out a lot of new types of series in the last few months: new podcasts (FAQ), new styles of gameplays (D&D), live action shorts (Sex Swing, Seattle Tourism, etc), and lots of other junk.

      One of the things we've been wanting to do for years is an animated show. On our subreddit, we've seen a lot of really good fan-created animation submissions - we gather 'round the ol' watchin' monitor, just like our grandparents did, amazed at the creativity of our community.

      But one animator in particular stood out. He had released a few concept stills of James, Bruce, and Adam that were so good James had to get in touch. He shared some of his test animation with us, and we decided we had to make a show with him. Luckily, Burnie and Matt agreed, and we've been working on the show since. Go say hi to our animator, Andy Jocevicius, at http://twitter.com/yosavages!

      We're very excited to announce our new show, Funhaus Cartoons. Yeah, it's a really innovative and creative name; get over it.

      Funhaus Cartoons will premiere for Sponsors on Friday, October 30 on fun.haus, and for the public on Saturday, October 31 on our Funhaus YouTube channel (http://youtube.com/funhaus). Our first season is currently scheduled to run 6 episodes, once a month, on the last Saturday of the month.

      Today, we're sharing a sneak preview of the original pilot of the show just for Sponsors. While the actual show will be a little different, we'd love to hear your feedback on the video!

      Check it out at fun.haus or http://fun.haus/episode/funhaus-shorts-season-1-a-...

    • Post E3 Thanks

      3 years ago

      JoelRubin

      Woah. E3 finished up last week, but we're still tidying up over here at Funhaus HQ. We had a hell of a week with all the guys from Austin in town - it was a TON of work, but it was also a lot of fun!

      I want to thank everyone that worked their asses off to make this year's E3 so amazing. Ashley, thanks for everything getting the schedule, interviews, and general E3 plan up and running. Burnie was tireless both on camera and off - this man did so much for us, and he was always ready to jump on stage for his interviews.

      The rest of the Funhaus guys did an amazing job, picking up interviews and Twitter interstitials, as well as running from booth to booth to make sure they knew what they were talking about.

      I want to especially thank 3 guys who weren't on camera for most of the week. Rob Talbert, a former coworker of ours at Machinima, was the show director, calling the (literal camera) shots and whispering in our ears. Blaine did so much heavy lifting that, for the first time, I understood why he's got those beautiful biceps. And Matt Peake was somehow able to edit 15 damn interviews, demos, and hands-ons in less than 2 days. HOLY SHIT, PEAKE!

      Most of all, I want to thank you guys for watching all 3 days. Without you, it would have been pointless. You watched our dumb commentary on Monday, as well as our appearances on the official YouTube stream. You stuck with us through some of the early hiccups on Tuesday, and came back for Wednesday and Thursday. And, for some reason, you didn't turn the stream off while I was singing Uptown Funk.

      #blessed

      I can't wait to come to Austin and meet, hopefully, a TON of you for RTX. Thanks for making our first E3 with Rooster Teeth such a huge success!!

    • Funhaus Q&A!

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      JoelRubin

      Hey guys. We're new here, so I thought it might be a good idea to start a thread where we can try and answer some of your questions about who we are, what we're going to do, and who we are.

      Go nuts.

      EDIT 6:00 pm - I'm headed home for the night now, but I may pick this up later tomorrow, if we have time. Thanks for hanging out, everyone!!

      Post edited 2/05/15 8:02PM

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    • 3 years ago

      JoelRubin
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  • Comments (53)

    • caseyrae

      1 year ago

      OH MY GOD! your a male from hollywood!? I'M A MALE FROM SWEDEN! we have so much in common

    • Rad-Watson

      2 years ago

      Joel is just like Joey, y the difference?

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

      2 years ago

      Hey Joel, are you guys going to continue your D&D games? I thought that was really fun and you really seemed to like being the DM.

    • Austin0434

      3 years ago

      I have a dumb request can you pose as a lawyer so my grandma thinks I'm safe?
      If so thank you and I owe you a big favor in the future.
      Just tell me if you need any help.
      Thank you for being you.
      - one of your millions of fans

    • Rad-Watson

      3 years ago

      Thanks for the add Joel.
      When are you guys coming to Melbourne?

    • HOWtwoROCK

      3 years ago

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      My favorite Joel

    • soulsuckerz Pomme De Terre

      3 years ago

      thanks for accepting my request! i love the content you guys are making! smiley12.gif

    • Lets-Avenge

      3 years ago

      How many friends will you add until you start hating us?

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

        3 years ago

        ALL OF THEM

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

      3 years ago

      Hey, you're really awesome!

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

        3 years ago

        No problem! And since you answered I can say this: You are more awesome than a 2-ton grizzly bear riding a tiny unicycle into battle against angry rabid 200 lb rabbits in tutus!
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        Seriously though thanks for responding and I really enjoy the videos you guys have been putting out. :)

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

        3 years ago

        Hey thanks!

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

      3 years ago

      Your livestreams are highly entertaining. I think that will be my new Wednesday night thing.

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

        3 years ago

        Completely understandable (and one of the reasons why I follow you on Twitter smiley0.gif ) I hope you guys will be able to do some community gatherings in the future. I'm in Vegas, so it's a short drive to meet some awesome people. Welcome to RT! smiley13.gif

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

        3 years ago

        FINALLY getting to my messages; thanks! We're trying to do them more regularly, but Jeremy and I are both busy so it's kind of a "when we're free" thing.

    • RotationMan

      3 years ago

      Will you guys be looking for interns or extra "members" to help out in the LA area? If so, where would sign ups or applications be conducted?

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

        3 years ago

        We're just now gearing up - after we're up and rolling we'll look into it though.

    • joebundy

      3 years ago

      Rooster Teeth The Musical?? ideas??

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

        3 years ago

        I'll think about it...l

    • RootBeerGuy

      3 years ago

      RWBY or Rvb the musical???? please

    • misfitzack

      3 years ago

      lets go do memes

    • jimsvensson

      3 years ago

      Hey Joel. Have you read any good books recently that you would recommend?

    • AbelMaximo

      3 years ago

      Finally some good news... I guess now i can quit twiiter

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

        3 years ago

        Please don't. We need you there. Please.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      3 years ago

      Wait is this the real Joel Rubin? From the assassin's creed musical?

      • HOWtwoROCK

        3 years ago

        I'll let him know. and I'll remember to stay away from that guy

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

        3 years ago

        Phil tweets at twitter.com/ThePhilJasicki - follow him for shitty game insights!

      • HOWtwoROCK

        3 years ago

        oh btw my friend wants to know where he can follow Phil for his phil's picks for stuff. Or is that owned my machinima?

      • HOWtwoROCK

        3 years ago

        THE Joel Rubin Sweet I can't believe this is really happening ^_^

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

        3 years ago

        ....yes!

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

      3 years ago

      Hey!!

      Would you guys be up for doing a Gangbeasts live action wrestling match? Think about it...

      Adam vs Bruce vs James vs Lawrece in colorful costumes wrestling in a ring, trying to throw each other to the bouncy pillows outside of the ring.

      You (joel) are the announcer, and Spoolina is the beautiful bikini girl who announces the rounds

      If possible, invite friends Steve Here And Larson to be the commentators!

      Gangbeasts live!!!

      Picture it... picture the spotlight...


      I love you guys and your work, im sure this would be hilarious!

    • Misrella

      3 years ago

      We got that curl bounce at RT now!! So excite!! Very, very happy to hear about you boys joining the RT fam.

    • CaptnDingus

      3 years ago

      Welcome to the fam, brosef

    • 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

      3 years ago

      Welcome to RoosterTeeth, don't touch the chips in the cupboard, they're mine. smiley12.gifsmiley13.gif

    • MrJacinto FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hey I'm Grump

      3 years ago

      Achoo

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

      3 years ago

      Good luck and i cant wait to the the new content. Best of luck!!

    • DeadlyFrogs

      3 years ago

      Long week waiting to hear from you guys! Could not be more excited and happy about this! Congratulations to all you guys smiley11.gif

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

        3 years ago

        Thanks for the patience!!

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

      3 years ago

      Welcome aboard! Excited to see the new content! smiley13.gif

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

        3 years ago

        We are too!

    • OneBlueWolf Lost Wolf

      3 years ago

      I designed a shirt for you guys once....
      now welcome to where I live!

    • chadperson644 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Good luck guys! IG and RT are a perfect match and I cant wait to see what comes of it.

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

        3 years ago

        ME TOO!

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

      3 years ago

      So weird seeing your faces here but it's so so right. My two favourite gaming-related channels combined. Match made in heaven(hell).

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

        3 years ago

        I say the same thing when I look in the mirror every morning.

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

      3 years ago

      Welcome to the community, and congrats! Unfortunately never got to experience your content from Inside Gaming, but I look forward to watching it now

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

        3 years ago

        AHHHHHH YEAAHHH!

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

        3 years ago

        Forget the past. Fuck it. It's futuretime, baby.

    • Vicky

      3 years ago

      I'm excited to see how RTLA plays into the community, welcome!

      So when are we running the UK office? I'm all ears.. smiley8.gif

    • lps_1998

      3 years ago

      This is kind of weird, coming from someone who hasn't been on here very long, but welcome to the RT fam! I can't wait to see how RTLA works out :)

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

        3 years ago

        Thanks; we can't wait to get started!

    • Nickpj5 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Welcome to the RT Family! Drinks are to the right, snacks are on the left, and the bathroom is is the 4th door down on the right.

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

        3 years ago

        Thanks!

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