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

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    • Time to let the cat out of the bag - See ya old job!

      2 years ago

      MDosik

      I am no longer employed at my (now previous) job. For a few reasons I'm not going to say where that was (I will in time though,) or go into the nitty-gritty details of what happened, but it was quite a... crazy experience.

      I will say this: I stood up for myself after a long time of just taking other people's poopness, and that was worth the final outcome tenfold.

      So what does this mean? It means Dosik Lens *cough* photography *cough* will be my priority (as well as a few other projects / ideas that are in the works) to be my main source of income. Will be be easy? Nope. Will it happen overnight? Hell no. But it's happening, and that's all I can ask for. smiley1.gif

      I mean, I've already done three photography jobs this week that have earned me more than a month's worth of pay at my old job, sooo...

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      That being said, if you or someone you know need a photographer / retoucher, free free to shoot me a message! smiley0.gif

      Thanks for all the love and support guys. Here's to new beginnings! *drinks coffee* smiley12.gif

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    • Featured User - HUZZAH!!!

      2 years ago

      MDosik

      Hey hi hello everyone! It has certainly been a while. Sorry about that. But wow, FEATURED USER?! Thank you so much RT crew. Much smiley12.gif ! (Also thank you Aoina for letting me know!)

      For anyone who's new to my profile... which should be most of you due to me being inactive, I'm Mike! I'm a photographer (mainly cosplay and portraits,) online entertainer (primarily on Vine at the moment,) and 5' 6" nerd.

      My history with Rooster Teeth is basically:
      - Discovered their existence via G4TV in 2003/2004
      - Started watching and joined the site in 2005
      - Spent most of 2005 to 2012 being super active on the site, keeping up with most everything, and going to cons to see staff and friends

      I didn't leave the site for any real reason, just one of those life things. Still love RT, the staff, their productions, and the people community (I still chat with friends I've made from this site.) What's funny is that not two days ago I thought about trying to be active on here again... I'm gonna say this is a sign. smiley8.gif

      For old friends who've wondered what the duck I've been up to, I've been doing art and stuff. Like I said above, I'm a photographer, retoucher (still doing photoshop all these years later, haha) and slowly but surely trying to do online video content.

      Like I said, I'll try to be more active here again. I do love this community, and I think it's time to reconnect. Miss you guys, seriously. smiley1.gif

      I'll leave you guys with some photos I've taken to give you all an idea of what I do.

      And one last quick note, I wanted to give a shout out to Barbara. 3 years ago you saw a video I made and encouraged me to make more. I know that doesn't seem a big thing, but that one comment has lead me to do so many things that have gotten me to where I am today. So thank you. MISS YOU LIKE CRAZY BARB!!! smiley12.gif

      Take it easy everyone! Hugs and smiley12.gif !

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    • Cosplay Photography Exhibit - I have a show!

      2 years ago

      MDosik

      Hey everyone! I wanted to let you all know that my exhibit on Cosplay Photography, being held at Artisphere (Arlington, VA,) will be open to the public today starting at 4pm!

      I won't lie, I'm pretty excited that this is happening. Being able to check off "have an exhibit for your photography" from the bucket list is a pretty good feeling. smiley7.gif

      Oh, and did I mention that this is ALL ABOUT COSPLAY?! That's right, this exhibit is exclusively showing cosplay photography. This is big to me not only because that's my main form of photography, but also I don't see a lot of art galleries having exhibits about the subjects (at least that's just me, I could be blind or something.) This is being shown at Artisphere, an art cultural center run by Arlington County. So having them be open to a subject like cosplay is pretty cool. I hope you other cosplay photographers (and cosplayers) take this news and go to your local art centers and ask about having your work shown! What we do IS legitimate art. And while I know 98% of you have never questioned that, know that other legitimate places won't either. So go for it! 100% of the shots you don't take don't go in. ;)

      Nothing is impossible. Just work at it, keep trying, and be decent along the way. :)

      Anywho, come on by and check it out! The location is:

      1101 Wilson Blvd,
      Arlington, VA 22209

      You can also take the blue / orange line to the Rosslyn station and then walk down Wilson Blvd (down the hill) for about 2 blocks.

      You can find more information via this handy video I made about the exhibit, or by checking out Artisphere's website (as well as the page about the exhibit.)


      Thank you guys for all the support, and I hope you guys check it out if you're in the area! Hugs and smiley12.gif s!

      PS

      Miss you RT buddies! Sorry I'm not active on here a lot. Still smiley12.gif you all! Ask MichyGeary! She'll vouch that I'm alive and still talking to RT people. smiley6.gif

    • Long time!

      3 years ago

      MDosik

      Hey, a journal!

      I know it's been a while sense I've done one of these, so I thought I'd give a general update on what's up in the world of Mike.

      So you know that job I got a while back? Still have it! I know, I can't believe it either. I'm actually starting to be trained to be a box office manager now. I've made some great friends from work and have learned a lot of things from the work (both good and bad.)

      Sense about the beginning of 2012, I have entered the cosplay community as a photographer. It's been a great community and a great experience. Don't get me wrong, like any community there is a LOT of drama and stupidness and such, but the photos I've taken and the friends I've made... I'd do it 100 times over. Hell that's how I met AemaethZQ! She's pretty cool... I guess. ;)

      If you're interested in seeing my work and other cool stuff, feel free to check out my website and my facebook page. But hey, here's some photos to give you an idea of what I do.

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      If you're patient, you maaay see some RWBY stuff from me in the future... or not. Who knows.

      Have some projects I'm interested pursuing in the near future... so that's fun.

      I'm not in school anymore... no degree. My choice and I very well may go back at some point in the future... but now is not the time for a number of reasons. I'm all for education. I actually love learning new things. It's just a matter of timing and a few other factors.

      It's been... very hectic to be honest. I rather not go into details, but let's just say mental health is a bitch.

      Been getting into video games again. A lot actually. I now have the following consoles:

      - Playstation 2
      - Playstation 3
      - PSP
      - Nintendo 64
      - Nintendo Gamecube
      - Gameboy Pocket
      - Gameboy Advance
      - Gameboy Advance SP
      - Nintendo DS Lite
      - Nintendo 3DS XL (Pokemon X/Y red edition bitches!)
      - Original Xbox
      - Xbox 360
      - Sega Dreamcast

      Also might be getting a Nintendo Wii tomorrow... and don't get me started on games. @[email protected]

      But I will say that I have recently played the Uncharted series (AWESOME), The Last of Us (one of my top 5 favorite games now), Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, Dead Rising 2, and other sorts of stuff. I also just picked up GTA V. Considering this is my first Grand Theft Auto game... I like it so far. I'm still feeling the waters out, but it's kept my attention enough to wanna keep progressing.

      What else... hmm...

      Still watching Rooster Teeth's stuff. I mainly focus on RTAA, The Patch, The Rooster Teeth Podcast, Rage Quit, and RWBY. I WILL catch up on season 11 of Red vs Blue, don't worry. I just... need to find the right time (I know that sounds weird.. but so is pickled ice cream, so sue me.)

      But I love how Rooster Teeth now produces so much content that I can't keep up with it all. Now I know some of you are looking at me strangely for making such a comment, but let me explain. I joined the RT community in 2005. Back when I joined the site we had Red vs Blue and The Strangerhood. Then PANICS came out shortly after... and that was it. We logged in everyday for the community, but content came out.. weekly at best. Which was fine. 7 years later, multiple shows are released on a daily basis. That to me is incredible. And while I can't keep up with it all, and some just doesn't float my boat, I am so so happy for Rooster Teeth. I mean, there's usually something new I can watch on the site everyday, so... *thumbs up yo*

      Other then that... butts. And dicks (thanks Barbara )

      I'm going to try to be a bit more active here, but regardless know I do log in every single day. Love this place and always will. :)

      How goes it with you guys?

      - Mike

    • So... RWBY.

      4 years ago

      MDosik

      I am honestly very surprised at how much I'm enjoying RWBY. Seriously awesome for various reasons. Art, music, story, scripting... is it next week yet? *drools*

    • What game should I play? [OVER NOW]

      4 years ago

      MDosik

      Kind of a weird question, but I'm having an honest to god hard time choosing. So you all can help me decide.

      Which game should I play and put my main focus into next?

      - Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep
      - The Walking Dead (NOT SURVIVAL INSTINCT)
      - Shadow of the Colossus
      - Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater*

      Leave your "vote" in the comments and I'll tally them up at 7pm tonight. The one with the most votes will be the next game I play and beat.

      *While I have played and beaten Snake Eater before, that was YEARS ago, and I rushed through it and played it on very easy I think (just wanted to get a basic idea of the story). This play-through would be on at least normal mode, and would be the start of me playing all the canon Metal Gear games in the order of the canon story (so I would play Portable Ops after MGS3).


      Final Verdict:

      Shadow of the Colossus - 5
      Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep - 4
      The Walking Dead - 1
      Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - 0

      Shadow it is. Very excited! :D

      P.S.

      How is everyone here? :)

    • David "Knuckles Dawson" Dreger

      4 years ago

      MDosik

      I posted this on the "Find David Dreger" page. I thought I would share it here as well.

      When David was introduced in the Rooster Teeth Community, he was invited to speak on a podcast (I believe it was JengaJam). I rarely call into podcasts like that, but decided to give it a try anyway. I started listening in late, and actually got to call in and ask a question. I had said that I started listening late, so if the question was already asked to please skip it (the question was "How did you and the Rooster Teeth crew meet up?'). He immediately said "I did answer that question, but no problem, I'll answer it again.' After the podcast had ended, we became friends on the Rooster Teeth community site and occasionally chatted every now and then. Hehe, I remember playing a game of Left 4 Dead with him and be blamed me playfully every time something terrible happened in the game.

      David: GAMER, STOP WAKING THE WITCH!
      Me: I'M ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MAP!

      We met in person only once, and that was at the very first PAX East. I remember finding him at the convention and walking up to him to introduce myself. Now in all honesty, I expect him to say something along the lines of "Hi... I'm sorry, who are you again?' simply because I know David was well known and admired online, and in usual situations where I meet someone in person like that, even if we had communicated online before, that would be the response. But not David. I walked up to him and he immediately said "Hey, GamerX5000! How are you buddy?' That just always stuck with me for some reason. I also remember talking to someone about if I should call him "Knuckles' or "David', and having that person explain to me how he felt about that situation. Not too long later, David came up to me, held out his hand and said "Hey, I'm David. Nice to meet you.' with a big smile on his face. We proceeded to hang out for the rest of the day, and even freaking play Apples to Apples. Awesome is not a good enough word to describe that day, and a lot of it was because of David.

      After that we talked very infrequently, and eventually lost touch. Looking back, I regret that. A lot. David had this... warmth about him. This overly fun feeling about him that just made you gravitate toward him. I think that's what I'll miss the most about him.

      But David left me with something. Something that was very hard to put into words until now. That my friends, is this "No matter what community you're a part of, or what passion you have, you can make an impact that goes beyond it in ways you cannot fathom, just by being you'. David did that with his passion for gaming, and his infinite kindness towards everyone. I think left everyone with something different, but I'm extremely grateful for what he left me with.

      Today I went to a Retro Video game store, and bought a Sega Dreamcast in his honor.

      Rest in Peace David "Knuckles Dawson' Dreger. You will be missed.

      And thanks for everything bud. :')
  • Comments (3323)

    • Bellzebob

      2 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

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

        2 years ago

        Thank you! :)

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

      2 years ago

      Happy Featured User! Very awesome pic.

      • MDosik 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! :D

    • BricBrac FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eagle Scout and Explorer

      2 years ago

      Happy FU Day! Nice profile pic by the way! smiley13.gif

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

        2 years ago

        Thank you on both complements! :)

    • IndiaRT28

      2 years ago

      Congratulations in earning the Achievement: "Featured User!"

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

        2 years ago

        I thought I heard the achievement sound go off today. ;) Thank you!

    • IdkBlue Praise Newbs

      2 years ago

      merry featured user day!

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

        2 years ago

        Thank you good sir! :)

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

      2 years ago

      Been a while since we chatted and I saw you were featured User and thought YEAH FEATURED USER!! smiley12.gif

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

        2 years ago

        Haha, I was thinking about you recently actually! Miss youuu!!! :D

    • 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

      Congrats on being the featured user! YOU. ARE. SPECIAL!!! smiley13.gif

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

        2 years ago

        Haha, thanks man. :)

    • Aoina

      2 years ago

      Have a great day and thank you so much for always being a great friend. smiley0.gif

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

      4 years ago

      You are awesome and should go to RTX and have an amazing time because you deserve it!

    • STIX66

      4 years ago

      ohh hey there old buddy

      • STIX66

        4 years ago

        ohhh good good. It's been so long theres so much to talk about hah we need to catch up on xbox live or something soon

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

        4 years ago

        Hey! Long time no speak. How's it going?

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

      5 years ago

      Thanks!

    • dragonblade

      5 years ago

      Hey you ready for Mass Effect 3.

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

        5 years ago

        Nope, my ME2 file got corrupted, and I had to restart my game. And I currently don't have my 360... will still get the game, just will have to wait to play it.

    • QuackJAG

      5 years ago

      NONONONONUNUNUNUUNUNUUNUUNUU.

      I REMOVED YOUR COMMENT. I REFUSE TO BE THE SECOND COMMENT.

      FOR THE EMPEROR!!!!!

    • JP

      5 years ago

      So are you still in Arlington for Christmas?

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

      5 years ago

      Hey dude watched a couple of your youtube videos, very cool smiley11.gif

    • QuackJAG

      5 years ago

      In reply to GamerX5005, #1:

      NO!!!! :(

      Does this mean Josh can be my CE partner?


      I promised my lady that I would go through it with her. I defiantly want to get my Co-Op achievements with her, too.

      Sorry broshift. smiley2.gif

      • JP

        5 years ago

        Cause Josh is lame like that.

    • Shotgunchief

      5 years ago

      That's up to Josh. It was going to be a special thing we did, but the last thing I want to do is to make him wait all the way until Christmas to play the game. You'll have to ask him.

    • Shotgunchief

      5 years ago

      This guy looks like your long lost little brother and it's freaking me out.

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

        5 years ago

        ... Will? Is that... is that you?

    • Hale

      5 years ago

      Hahah, you thought of me? Really? That's awesome!!!

    • JP

      5 years ago

      Duh.

    • JP

      5 years ago

      I'm still in Florida, probably won't be back with enough time to visit until December.

    • MichyGeary FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Red vs. Blue Forum Moder

      5 years ago

      Thanks!

      And holy cow, what's in Iowa?

    • AgentHunter

      6 years ago

      Hey there....whats up?

    • dragonblade

      6 years ago

      Ok then. I know you make videos/movies. Cause I still remember helping you with old Halo 2 projects. Well good to hear you are doing all kind of things.

    • john Quarlton Tanks

      6 years ago

      Happy birthday

    • halosavior

      6 years ago

      Hey, man, I just looked up directions from Hampton to Arlington, Virginia, and its about a three hour a drive. Ashlea's dad won't let her make a trip like that, but you are more than welcome to make the trip to see us xD

    • Shotgunchief

      6 years ago

      I WILL! And I will ENJOY IT!

      *hooks up PS2*

    • Shotgunchief

      6 years ago

      Shut up you... man...

    • Shotgunchief

      6 years ago

      BECAUSE I CAN DAMMIT!

      XD

    • Shotgunchief

      6 years ago

      The movie.

    • Shotgunchief

      6 years ago

      Mighty Morphin Power RANGEEEEEEEEERS.

    • MackG64

      6 years ago

      Ummm Yes! I do! :D

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

      6 years ago

      LOL MY BAAADDDD dont hate smiley12.gif

    • Shotgunchief

      6 years ago

      smiley0.gif

    • Shotgunchief

      6 years ago

      I did not. smiley7.gif Sorry, I was at work when you called me and totally forgot to check my phone afterwards.

      But yeah, I bought the shit out of that song. XD So excited, been listening to it again.

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

      6 years ago

      In a similar boat right now. Will cross my fingers for you. X

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

      6 years ago

      Thanks bro!

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

      6 years ago

      Thanks for the tip on lowering the ISO setting on the camera. Worked like a charm!

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

      6 years ago

      Hmmm...

      Maybe that's it.

      I generally shoot higher ISO 'cuz I don't normally shoot from a tripod and my lowlight photos end up looking like balls. I'll give that a shot...

      Thanks!

    • Soul_Tiller

      6 years ago

      Did you look into the A+ certification at all? / How are things?

    • BattleFrag91 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold MasterCommander

      6 years ago

      smiley0.gif

    • halosavior

      6 years ago

      Are you coming to Clusterfuck 2011?

    • Soul_Tiller

      6 years ago

      On which part? The php book or the A+ Certification?

      Just google A+ certification for that info. I can get you the info on the PHP book tomorrow if you want that too.

    • Soul_Tiller

      6 years ago

      Oh, I'm going to need to be looking for a job too, so if you don't find anything by the time I come back, I'll let you know what I find in Old Town.

      Also, if you want to stick with some kind of techie job, getting an A+ certification is cheap and easy, and allows you to get paid to do computer repairs.

    • Soul_Tiller

      6 years ago

      Hey, I'm still alive.

      I'm actually going to be in NoVA for at least a year, starting in early May. I'll be working and still taking classes, but I promise to be better at keeping in touch with my friends (pass it along :P).

      Do keep me updated, though. While I've been bad at keeping in touch with you guys, I still read everything you send me. :)

      Anyway -- I hope things are well.

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

      6 years ago

      UH OHHH

      I'm pretty. Sure roxas is under age ;}

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

      6 years ago

      Yesbut are you sexually attracted to everyone in your love section like Amanda and I are? THEN ITS NOT THE SAME

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

      6 years ago

      oh good....the Nikola Tesla style vampire from Sanctuary is also acceptable

      Post edited 2/20/11 11:12PM

    • CuteyKitty

      6 years ago

      Thanks I am proud of it :)
      The link is redvsblue.com/groups/profile.php?id=291
      Hope that works.

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