reaper86

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    • Things are very shiny here...

      2 months ago

      reaper86

      Wow, it's honestly been a minute since I've popped in here to really browse around. Nearly everything I remember about the RoosterTeeth website has effectively changed. Some seems for the better, others... Well, maybe not for worse, but it feels an awful lot like if one was to go on vacation for a lengthy period of time and then came back home to find all of the furniture replaced and the house repainted a shiny new color. 

      I've been watching through RvB again, like what seems to be an annual tradition, and this time, a lot of old memories came in like a flood. Memories containing, but not limited to: 


      Old LFTO discussions 

      Group/Community interactions 

      PAX/ComicCon meetups 

      The old LFTO riddle thread 

      All the friends I once knew 

      Some that I still do 

      Fanfiction 

      Eagerly awaiting Mondays for the new episodes

      Coming home from work and immediately hopping onto RT

      Being awarded badges by RT staff

      When the RT staff was but a handful of folks

      ...And so much more


      It's crazy to think back to those days, when I had found a home on this website. I felt as if I had a small family on here that I could rely on, that I could confide in, and knowingly be free of judgement. And then one day, it all went away... I just stopped logging on and for the life of me, I can't figure out why. 

      Looking back in the journal entries doesn't shed a lot of light, but I would assume that life just got in the way. I may not know exactly what happened, but regardless, those memories have brought nothing but smiles to my face of a more formative time in my life. 

      Have you ever looked back upon a moment or two in your life and traced how it shaped you into who you are right now? I know for a fact I wouldn't be exactly where I am without RoosterTeeth and its community. 

      Thanks to the warm, welcoming hands of this place, I was able to shed part of my shell. I visited conventions and expos to meet people for the first time; to put faces to usernames, and I found my flock. This ultimately led to me embracing a sort of "online presence" if you will. Fast forward to a couple years later, this experience bled onto Facebook, where I started becoming admins of multiple pages, forming even more friendships online, thereby expanding my (virtual) family. This, believe it or not, led to a short relationship that brought me up to start to discover more about the great state of Washington. Through a series of events, her friends decided I was worth keeping around, and offered me house and home while I pursued a newfound love for Audio. I started (and since completed) an educational course in Audio Engineering, which not only allowed me access to a reputable studio in Seattle, but also the ability to learn one-on-one, directly from their chief studio engineer. To top it all off, the friends mentioned above got hitched and through them, I met a bridesmaid who turned out to be the love of my life. For the last year and a half, we have been soaring through the skies, enjoying life, side-by-side. 


      It hasn't all been sunshine and puppy dog farts. I hit a pretty hard mental block that required a lot of cognitive therapy and counseling, but I'm working through it. I'm better now than I've ever been and I've got a lot of what I need right now - a great job, a dream to chase, the love of the best woman...  

      ...All thanks to this website. 

      Now, I understand that all of this could have happened one way or another and didn't actually ever rely upon my being here... but that's the way it happened. That's the result thus far and I may not recollect it every damn day, but when I do sit and dwell, I always pay homage to what my time around here has done for me. 

      And I'll never forget it. 

      I guess, in a funny sort of way, you could say that my memories will always be the key to my success, because I've succeeded in making them good ones. 

      Here's to you all, RT. Thanks for the memories. 

    • Back in town

      1 year ago

      reaper86

      What's good, bitches? ❤️

    • 3.14.14

      3 years ago

      reaper86

      Happy Pi Day to you!

      Happy St. Packie's Day to all!

      Happy RT Birthday to me!

      <3

    • All in good time.

      3 years ago

      reaper86

      Well, I knew this day would come sooner or later, as it did to so many before me. I don't quite know what took me so long to make this decision, but here it is and I'm gonna say it loudly and proudly:

      I'm officially a Whovian. That's right. I finally started watching Doctor Who (the newer generation) and have fallen in love. I remember seeing season 1 back when it first aired, the first two episodes to be specific, but never any more after that. I enjoyed them, hell, I still remembered them pretty vividly, even though I only had seen them once a piece.

      Flash forward to a few miles down the timey wimey road and my Dad had been watching the first season with Matt Smith. I joined him, enjoyed it, but was never incredibly hooked. Don't get me wrong, despite the odds, I actually really enjoyed Matt Smith's performance. He had a certain eccentricity with which I found myself quite pleased. A far cry different from the Christopher Eccelston Doctor I saw in season 1.

      Another chronological jaunt leads us to just this last week. I spent a couple nights over at the old homestead and brought it to the attention of my Father that the 50th Anniversary special was up and running On Demand. A suggestion of watching escaped my lips, Pops delightfully agreed, and away we went! An absolute brilliant display of cinematics and storytelling took place as I found myself more than enthralled by the allure of the Doctor. More so than ever before. Finally, I understood what all the hullabaloo was about! To put it plainly, I went in for Matt Smith and I left with David Tennant.

      Captivated by this feature, I quickly raced to Netflix and began watching the new generation of Doctor Who. A familiar face appeared in Christopher Eccelston, whom I grew to adore wholeheartedly. So much to the point that (dare I say) I actually missed him for the first half of Tennant's first season. Tennant has the ability to capture emotion like no other, but Eccelson had something more alluring to him at the time, something I can't quite put my finger on...Maybe it's true that you just never forget your first Doctor?

      Anyway, cut to the end of season 2 and I'm officially on team Tennant. As I sit here typing this, watching the pause screen for season 4, I can barely contain my joy for seeing the Doctor reunite with Donna and start their adventure through Tennant's final year as the Doctor. And with all that, for the first time of the next many hundred to come, I'll say:

      Allons-y!

    • Is it some big secret?

      4 years ago

      reaper86

      Apparently Red vs Blue started up again. I've been pretty inactive on here, but I'm surprised that I haven't seen any sort of promotion for new eps on the social sites. I had to actually hear about it from a friend who isn't even a member on here. It's just kind of odd to me is all.

      Anyway, how're things folks? What's new with all of you?

    • I'm two days away from...

      4 years ago

      reaper86

      ...my four year site anniversary. No, not retirement.

      I originally had planned out this sort of diatribe against myself for not having logged on here nearly as much as I used too, which happens to be the case each year. However, instead of that garbage, I'm just going to take this time to say that I love you all.

      The anniversary doesn't feel as full of pizzazz as it once did, but it's still cause for the celebration of you. So take a moment, raise a glass, a fork, a cat, whatever, just do it all to honor yourselves because each and every one of you are that something extra in my ordinary life.

      Love you guys and gals.

    • Delicous!

      4 years ago

      reaper86

      My roommates and I made up a phenomenal dish for Valentine's Day. Really nice of them to include me, since I'm more or less recently single. As soon as my buddy's girlfriend got home, we all started cooking and came up with something a bit like this:

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      And, like a couple Sirs, Joel and I topped it off with the finest dessert from the land of Ire.

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      Definitely turned an internally dreadful Valentine's Day into a time of fun and enjoyment. Always nice when you least expect it. With all that, I'll have no problem giving them the place for their date day on Sunday.

    • It's 3am

      4 years ago

      reaper86

      And I'm about to watch the season 10 finale for the first time. I know, I know...Finally. I put the entire season off long enough until I could power through all 10 seasons at once and throughout the past 3 days, I've made an effort to do so.

      So you know...Here I go, already.

      Edit: There are no gif images to put in place here that can properly convey how awesome that was!

      I'm pretty much speechless. The loose ends tied up, the hope of what's to come...The laughs, the tears, the myriad emotions I went through during this series, especially this season. Out-fucking-standing.

      Through it all, the laughs and tears, every single line of dialog from the show, it took the very last ( latest ) one for me to find my most favorite quote that I have ever heard. Not to mention the impact of the timing... I mean had I watched this when it aired, yeah it would've been amazing, but the fact that I heard it now...I just needed to hear this and hear it I did about 5 or 6 times to let it really sink in.

      "Church, remember what you learned in the memory unit? You need to let go. Your past doesn't define who you are, it just gives you the starting point for who you're going to be." - Agent Carolina


      Kudos, RT. Ku-fuckin'-dos.

    • 4 years ago

      reaper86

      Okay, so I know pimping all things Rooster Teeth is Tweek's excellently achieved forte, but the custom Freelancer shirt may actually be the coolest shirt ever. Of all time.

    • Podcasts

      4 years ago

      reaper86

      So I've finally jumped on board this podcast bandwagon. In the past, I've listened to a few here and there, most commonly the RT Podcast, but I never committed to any one of them in particular. It's not that I didn't find them interesting or entertaining, I just couldn't force myself to remember to download and/or listen a podcast on a regular basis. Well, lately this has changed.

      I guess I never made notice to the fact that I did get that job at Target. It has since come and gone, since it was only meant to be seasonal, but the shift I worked was flow team/logistics. For those that don't know, that is the crew that few ever see. We work the morning shift from 4am 'til 8am (or later if help is needed in the backroom) unloading trucks, pulling pallets, and restocking shelves. For obvious reasons, this picks up quite a bit during the holidays, hence my getting the seasonal gig. Well, as you can imagine, this is quite the tedious task. My main area of work was restocking the toys and sporting goods. Often times, I was the only one unloading pallets and starting to restock the shelves before the truck crew came out to help finish up.

      This, to me, was an opportune time to plug in the headphones and do what I do with the aid of something audible. Well, the past god knows how many years, I've always tuned into Mark and Brian in the mornings for my daily dose of talk show goodness. However, since they retired their 25 year morning show just this last summer, I found myself in dire need of some kind of talk show format to keep the cycle going. Well, it just so happens, Brian Phelps (from the Mark and Brian show) got together with actress and friend Jill Whelan (She played the Captain's daughter in the Love Boat, among other things) and started doing a daily podcast called the Brian and Jill Show. It's resemblance to M&B, mixed with a breath of fresh podcasty air was just what I needed!

      I had been a couple months behind since they started doing their hour long cast, so I downloaded as many as I could and started unloading them into my system. This sparked a bug within me. Albeit, I'm not listening to every goddamn podcast I can, but I was turned onto the Nerdist Podcast from my good friend mb2000inc. If you haven't heard their podcast, it's fantastic. They get to spend a good solid hour or so with a different celebrity (sometimes a returning one) and just shoot the shit. I've listened to the likes of Mel Brooks, John Lithgow, Penn Jillette, Thomas Jane, Billy West/John DiMaggio, Andrew Lincoln, and so many more.

      Lastly, I've just started downloading a few of the most recent RT Podcasts to finally get on this bandwagon as well. As stated before, I have listened to a few hear and there, so I know I'll enjoy it, but I can't wait to start diving into the podcasts of one of my favorite companies.

      Are there any other podcasts anyone can recommend? I'd love to tack on a few more for my listening pleasure.

  • Comments (1840)

    • runelady

      5 years ago

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      • reaper86

        5 years ago

        Also, expect to see my forced feeding journal up soon! :D

      • reaper86

        5 years ago

        Hahahaha! It's as if my imagination brought it to life before my very eyes! He's a fucking alpaca. XD

    • runelady

      5 years ago

      I'll be in Portland on Friday & Saturday if you want to hang out for a bit.

      • runelady

        5 years ago

        My plane comes in after 4pm on Friday. I have no plans for Friday night. I'll message you with my #.

      • reaper86

        5 years ago

        Oh no way! Hell yeah, that'd be awesome! Saturday's a booked day for me, but I'm free Friday evening after 4pm. Howsat work for you?

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

      5 years ago

      Don't know if you saw my reply on FB, but Master Pancake Theater will be doing "Twilight" in the Seattle/Portland areas in like 2 weeks. From what I've heard, their Twilight screening is probably their best.

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

        5 years ago

        You'll like it man, was great, almost wish it was Twilight instead of JP. Go through my FB page and like them to get updates on when/where.

      • reaper86

        5 years ago

        I don't know how I missed that you commented that, but I'm definitely gonna have to check it out! I'm always up for anything MST3K-esque. Especially when coupled with some Twilight bashing a good 'n' plenty.

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

      5 years ago


      Found through tvtropes. Search for Legend of Zelda Abridged. (tauberpa's finale of Spirit tracks had me howling for a few minutes)

      Post edited 7/01/12 5:57AM

    • Archer

      5 years ago

      Thanks man. Hope all is well.

    • TheTyper

      5 years ago

      Is it just me or is LOVE Part 2 far easier to enjoy when you stop comparing it to LOVE Part 1 and think of it as an album that is only labeled LOVE Part 2 because it's in the time phase where Angels & Airwaves is still promoting LOVE and parts of the album have the movie's sound in it?

      Long sentence...er....LOVE Part 2 =/= Part 2 of anything, in fact, it is an album called "Transmissions". (randomly picked name based off the sounds between songs)

      Post edited 5/07/12 1:53AM

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

      5 years ago

      Special delivery!
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    • SuperPriv4te

      5 years ago

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      Because you just 1+Up'd!
      (I'll get there with my own Uke...some day)

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

      5 years ago

      IT'S OUR BIRTHDAY

      =D =D =D

      Happy birthday Reaper! ^___^

    • bi_pagan

      5 years ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    • SuperPriv4te

      5 years ago

      I'm keeping fine. I'm getting stuff done too, almost into the general swing of new semester content, which is good considering I picked up some Star Wars MMO game rather cheaply-

      Well there goes the Master's Second Semester

      Hey don't be too sure.

      Thankyou. smiley1.gif It's good to hear from others too when I can. Lately I've been on Skype more often than here, though I'll catch up at some point

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      5 years ago

      I have not sampled the bourbons with gusto yet. It's been strictly Scotch for me for 10 years or so. If you want a cheaper Scotch, try the Achentoshen. It's what I call a table Scotch, something to have when you can't afford the good stuff, or simply want to save the good stuff for the right time.

      I'll try that Ezra Brooks next time I to go the store. One whiskey that I have had of late that was cheap and smooth was Black Velvet (which reminds me, I need to get a bottle for someone).

    • CABOOSHyay

      5 years ago

      Happy FU

    • Bergy

      5 years ago

      Sounds like a pretty sweet job. After this year, just one more for my undergrad. I'll probably go back for a masters or something after that though. I study microbiology and immunology, so germs and stuff.

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

      5 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day! smiley13.gif

    • ReaperOfMan

      5 years ago

      smiley13.gifsmiley9.gifFU smiley9.gifsmiley13.gif

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

      5 years ago

      Happy FU Day!

    • oBlundersx

      5 years ago

      Happy FU day! smiley13.gifsmiley12.gif

    • NGU

      5 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day smiley11.gif

    • daprophet02

      5 years ago

      Happy FU Day!!!!!! smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

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

      5 years ago

      FU day HAppy!

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      5 years ago

      What the FU is going on dude?

    • jries

      5 years ago

      Happy FUUUU day!

    • jennifejz

      5 years ago

      FU!! :D

    • Erkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Take It Easy.... bitches

      5 years ago

      Happy FU Day!!!

    • Louise

      5 years ago

      Happy featured user day!

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

      5 years ago

      FUCK YEAH FEATURED USER! smiley13.gif

    • Keels

      5 years ago

      You are awesome because you like green day and congrats on being the featured user

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

      5 years ago

      Yay!!! for being user!

    • theiviaster

      5 years ago

      Congrats featured user

    • Jcach

      5 years ago

      Happy FU Day!!!

    • Bellzebob

      5 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • Evibear

      5 years ago

      Probably. Bunch of idiots.

    • dougss 10 years

      5 years ago

      Danke. ^^

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

      5 years ago

      Yeah, my family lives high enough up that the water doesn't come close to us, but it's done a swell job of basically trapping us from getting anywhere else. 4 ways into the town closest to our house and 3 of them are flooded and closed. The water's gone down lately, though, so things should be good.

    • BaghdadBean

      5 years ago

      Holey buckets, that really sucks. I know in the floods of 1996, they had to evacuate a ton of people too. How are your parents?

    • dougss 10 years

      5 years ago

      Hey, what did you think of This Will Destroy You

    • Bergy

      5 years ago

      Not too much is new really. I don't log on here much anymore (just had the sudden urge). I've been keeping pretty busy with school stuff- I'm in my third year now, and its getting pretty tough.

      How have you been?

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

      5 years ago

      Yeah, replies seemed kinda buggy yesterday, didn't they?

      Anyway tell ya what: I'm not doing any AI-flavored chupababies, but you can have this as consolation:
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    • dougss 10 years

      5 years ago

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    • daprophet02

      5 years ago

      That is Awesome. smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

      • daprophet02

        5 years ago

        Me too. I've always been interested in Space Exploration.

      • reaper86

        5 years ago

        I knew you'd approve. smiley0.gif I'm stoked for what they find out! About the whole video even. Especially those black hole bullets.

    • dougss 10 years

      5 years ago

      The weirdest shit happens to me. I fucking love it.

    • bi_pagan

      5 years ago

      I'm glad you liked it! ^_^

      I figured you got caught up in family stuff so it's no big deal. smiley0.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • Kessa

      5 years ago

      'S a pretty snazzy mockingjay, I must say. And although I'm usually murky on Taylor Swift, the song is beautiful in a haunting sort of way.

      Read eeeeeet. xD

    • Steffasaurus

      5 years ago

      Should be fixed - thanks for catching that!

    • dougss 10 years

      5 years ago

      MY MOM

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

      5 years ago

      Yup! I can't wait for the South Park game.

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

      5 years ago

      Thanks for the warm welcome back smiley12.gif

    • bi_pagan

      5 years ago

      Yay! ^_^ smiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • bi_pagan

      5 years ago

      Hahaha Well make sure you text me tomorrow after you open it!

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