Royplayer89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

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    • Post RTX Journal

      4 months ago

      Royplayer89 RTX Guardian

      A rather late entry, I realize, considering the entirety of RTX has been over for over three weeks, but it's been a hectic deal trying to reorganize my life coming back home. I biked 200 miles in two days, went to Vancouver, went on a few dates, and got to be selected as a volunteer for a music festival.


      RTX, though... Man where do I start? I think I cried five times. Still not sure how long it's been since I've cried that much. The experience of going to Austin never gets old, even if the weather does.


      I love you guys. This community has been such a bright light in my life and I could not be more happy and proud with the love and support showed at RTX. From my fellow Guardians to all the wonderful people coming to their first convention.


      Major props go to @SailorTweek (happy belated birthday, by the way) and @sirNARVY for the wonderful job of maintaining such a huge endeavor into something so wonderfully refined. I really could not see myself working under anyone else (sorry, @Shadowsflame) and I cannot thank you both enough for allowing your trust in me. You are both excellent people and friends; I can't wait for next year.


      Iris, you and Jason are by far the most adorable couple of RTX 2016. It's been such an honor getting to know you, working under you, and just overall having a blast with you in Sigs.

      @Chesire_Cat and @Count3D, please don't change. You guys have been amazing friends and damned near siblings.


      You all mean so much to me. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of my life as much as I'm being a part of yours. The internet has many pros as it has cons, but the main thing that I can feel is how overjoyed I feel whenever I meet a compatriot of this community. To me, it's like meeting family.


      I think Matt said it best: "RTX is home. You all make this your home." I feel so at home with all of you. So welcome. So, to all who read this: thank you for that feeling. Having a second home can be hard to come by, so I encourage anyone who hasn't found it yet to get that feeling of homeliness, put it in a bottle, and store it away forever!


      You're all awesome.

    • Inbox Genesis

      4 months ago

      Royplayer89 RTX Guardian

      [Insert incoherent swearing]


      Many of my friends are getting bombed right now with notifications because I keep trying to set up a journal with people in it.


      Is there a limit to how many people I can tag in one journal? I would have liked to have known that before I started flooding people's inboxes. :P


      I'm really sorry, guys--I'll try and get something up soon.

    • RE: RTX Austin Rides

      6 months ago

      Royplayer89 RTX Guardian

      Thanks to @niriall for mentioning this: there is no Lyft or Uber in Austin.


      Kind of sad since I was hoping to rely on it that whole weekend. Good to know there are other systems to go to, though.


      Spread the word, fellow RTX goers!

    • -1 Appendix

      7 months ago

      Royplayer89 RTX Guardian

      So I lost my appendix.


      If anyone finds it, please send it back to:


      My Abdomen

      1111 Fuckthishurts Ave.

      Shiteverywhere, AN 999999

    • Got some explainin' to do...

      7 months ago

      Royplayer89 RTX Guardian

      Hey.


      I swear there's been a reason I've been so inactive, I do.


      Shit's been cray the last few months.


      Lots of stuff happened. Some really cool things, and some really...less than optimal things.


      Bad news first:


      Been with a girl for over three years and it ended this last November. We had been living together for about a year not realizing how detrimental the relationship had been for us. Basically, we were in a relationship for the sake of being in a relationship. Trust me when I say we both like each other very much, but it also seemed to be shallow and unfulfilled. We weren't able to enjoy things separately without making a big deal about not being together and I can say through experience, ladies and gents, that that is not healthy. We had a lot of talks, a lot of disagreements, and ultimately determined we had different objectives for our relationship; these things were so ingrained into our being that we had to accept the elephant in the room: we had to break it off.


      Some good that settled out of this, however, is that we are still good friends--so good that I refuse to believe that there is someone out there who would be willing to separate that friendship even if we found different people to date. It's seemed awkward at first, but I've felt good about the direction I am in. Now, however, it is back to being alone. I mustered through this before, and I'll be sure to do it again...


      The most insightful aspect to come out of this experience has most certainly been the multitude of possible life routes I can take. It's scary, yet encouraging because the negative feelings that come with a recent separation can always be filled with things one loves to do. Myself not being tied by the dependence factor of another person left a hole, but I find that I am filling it with theater and teaching, games and cooking. I'm not sure where I stand yet in terms of being a better individual. I'm 26 years old and still feel I have a lot to learn...


      I think that's a good place to be, though.


      Thanks, Friends.

    • Hey gurl.

      9 months ago

      Royplayer89 RTX Guardian

      Long time no post.


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    • Why I am Here.

      10 months ago

      Royplayer89 RTX Guardian

      It was back in 2007.


      I was in a rented condominium in Baltimore. Most of my time had been spent trying to talk with family members or my girlfriend in my hometown in Alaska--trying to talk about how I felt and "how everything was going." It was always the same thing that I told them: "Sometimes good, sometimes bad. We're hoping good." But everyone knew the futility of saying it.


      Most nights, I had the apartment to myself while my grandfather and my uncle went to bed; I could never sleep. I was underage in a city I had no interest in knowing, but knew I had to get out somehow. The internet, ironically, was the best option for escaping the confines of the apartment, the lime green walls, the putrid taste disinfectant. I had to get out without going anywhere.


      I think it was the third day on the east coast when I finally noticed on IGN or some shit: "Red vs Blue making its 100 episode." Before this, I had only one brief encounter with Red vs Blue--a fellow traveler on the bus I took made quotes that no one else seemed to get. I had nothing left to lose and I was tired of listening to my dad's tracks from "The Band's Greatest Hits."

      I watched the first 25 episodes in one sitting before realizing it was 2 am. I had to go to sleep on the couch-bed those nights.


      After that, things seemed to get a bit better. I smiled more, especially after realizing how many times I had seen Dr. Montgomery's mustache hanging low over his chin. I liked him. I think everyone did. Even my father, and he was a tough guy to crack.


      After the incident in which my father told us about the moving painting he had been given for his room, I took to watching Red vs Blue again. It was getting difficult to control my laughter at night. But it was easier to be a teenager, then, as my uncle and grandfather were also cracking jokes. "Hey, there's the early riser!" and "You know, brunch ends at 10 at McDonald's." Stupid family humor, but I laughed anyway. It made everyone comfortable.


      It was always cold in Baltimore, even on the good days. I had to wait in the lobby a lot. The smell usually got to me. And I wasn't sure I could look my dad straight in the eye for very long: while everything was a "success" there were still complications. There was one night I had to sleep in the same room as my dad. The next morning, sweat radiated off of me like a dewy golf field as I was asked to leave as soon as possible for exercises.


      After breakfast, I slept the rest of my morning on the couch bed.


      The last night I was there, I had completed everything there was to watch on Red vs Blue. And I cried. I was just so relieved that there was still so much good to be shown, even through all the bad.


      The day my flight left for home, I said good bye to my father for the last time. It would be the one time I would get to see him after he had entered the ICU when his donated kidney began rejecting him. It was the first and last time I would see my father cry, and it was one of the many times I let him see me cry. I told him I'd see him soon and I left Baltimore.


      My father did not.


      A year later, after ashes had been spread and prayers given, a phoenix rose; long lost friends--from another life, perhaps--had been found. Here. On this site. I was terrified and nervous my first real life meet-up, but even then and many times afterwards, I always received the feeling of being myself. I felt I could share the love, wonder, and humor with everyone, while still carrying the cross of guilt and regret over losing a loved one, but not alone. I saw... family.


      I want to give back to my family. I want to give back to Burnie, Joel, Geoff, Gus, and Matt; to Jason, Kathleen, Yomary, and Rebecca. To Jack, Michael, Lindsey, Barb, Miles, Chris, Blaine, Aaron, Shannon...And Monty. I want to give back to the people who worked their tail end off to give you quality laughs after quality cheers and would have inevitably led me to YOU. My friends. Who are, beyond a doubt, the craziest, wildest, bunch of hooligans to ever place the word "fan" in front of any form of personal pronoun while using a sentence.


      And Goddamn, do I love you.


      I am a Guardian, because I choose to give back to a group of people who sweat, and tear, and claw their way towards their passion--whatever their calling in life. I am a Guardian because I am inspired in the way everyone--whether you are part of the company or the community--spreads humor and happiness.

    • RTX GUARDIAN APPLICATION SENT

      1 year ago

      Royplayer89 RTX Guardian

      REJOICE MY SIBLINGS!!!

    • Goddamit.

      1 year ago

      Royplayer89 RTX Guardian

      I'm sick.

      Stop being sick.

      I don't want to be sick.

    • Hey You

      1 year ago

      Royplayer89 RTX Guardian

      Yeah, you.

      Did you know you are awesome? Cause you are.

      I want you to know that I miss you and want you in my belly.

      Thank you for being a part of my life.

  • Comments (519)

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

      2 years ago

      Ahhhhh! Now I can't tell us apart!! ;)

      • Royplayer89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

        2 years ago

        TWINSIES!!!

    • Red_Uncle

      2 years ago

      I'M LEGIT 11 DAYS OLDER THAN YOU, SUCK IT

      • Red_Uncle

        2 years ago

        *Most smug look ATM*

      • Royplayer89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

        2 years ago

        *FUCKING. DYING.*

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

      2 years ago

      your avatar is scary as shit.

      • Royplayer89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

        2 years ago

        I think it's because he can do the splits.

        Really. REALLY well.

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

        2 years ago

        I google searched "Two chairs" and this Jean Claude van Accountant popped up.

        I don't know what he's for

      • Royplayer89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

        2 years ago

        Que es esto?

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

        2 years ago

        Not what I was originally looking for but...

        84120653-businessman-balancing-to-two-ch

        Is he like... doing taxes? oooorrr?

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

        2 years ago

        I CAN'T!! It is accurate for ALL THINGS!

      • Royplayer89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

        2 years ago

        *dying*

        STAHP!!!

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

        2 years ago

        Why is she so angry at her boobs?!

        Someone get this woman two chairs!!!

      • Royplayer89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

        2 years ago

        I KNOW RIGHT?!! LOL

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

      2 years ago

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      • Royplayer89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

        2 years ago

        I KNEW THAT ONE WAS COMING!!!

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

      2 years ago

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      THIS ISN'T EVEN MY FINAL FORM

      Post edited 3/12/14 3:48PM

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

      2 years ago

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

      2 years ago

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

      2 years ago

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

      3 years ago

      Kyle. <3 Long time no talk. smiley0.gif

      • Royplayer89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

        3 years ago

        School and shit.

        I'm finishing up my degree this fall.

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

        3 years ago

        I WISH I KNEW. :D What you been up to man? You kinda disappeared.

      • Royplayer89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

        3 years ago

        WHAT UP BROSKI?!

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

      3 years ago

      You have some awesome GIFs!

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

      3 years ago

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

      4 years ago

      erm i've known you since forever how is it we're not even friends on RT? smiley7.gif

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

      4 years ago

      SEE YOU SOON.
      IN MOTHERFUCKING HOT AUSTIN. smiley13.gif

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

      4 years ago

      Hahahaa! That's awesome.

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

      4 years ago

      lmao, how many people did you drunk dial?

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

      4 years ago

      Happy Hangover, Kyle.

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

      4 years ago

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    • runelady

      4 years ago

      MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    • bi_pagan

      4 years ago

      She does the youtube show "My Drunk Kitchen", and she's a total lesbian.
      Good luck, though! :)

      • Drunken_Robot Hail SquidWard

        4 years ago

        Challenge accepted.

      • Royplayer89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

        4 years ago

        FUCK!!!

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

      4 years ago

      Anyone that NPH on their page deserves a round of beers!

    • runelady

      4 years ago

      Saw it this morning!

    • AgentHunter

      4 years ago

      Ditto man! You two! ^_^

    • AgentHunter

      4 years ago

      oh yeah...and thats how I came across you

    • AgentHunter

      4 years ago

      I was just looking around the online people section

    • AgentHunter

      4 years ago

      lol haha Im good thanks. U?

    • AgentHunter

      4 years ago

      Ah yes. Im chris, Friend of the staff lol. Hows it going?

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

      4 years ago

      Happy unbirthday!

    • bi_pagan

      4 years ago

      Thank you for the card!
      It made me giggle a lot ^_^ smiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

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

      4 years ago

      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! smiley12.gif
      Kyle...you're wonderful. You know that, right? smiley13.gif

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

      5 years ago

      This man has the MOST COMMANDING facial hair I have ever seen in my entire 23 years of life... smiley9.gif

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

        5 years ago

        He talks super fast >.> smiley9.gif

      • Royplayer89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

        5 years ago

        If not the most commanding voice....

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

      5 years ago

      It only hurt a little, broke in the first kick and hurts more if you do it wrong

    • TuckerRooles

      5 years ago

      :D

    • TuckerRooles

      5 years ago

      Things are well, you can only do so much. But thank you. ::hugs::

    • TuckerRooles

      5 years ago

      Really, it's okay. It's not that big of a deal. I got offended before I thought it through. How would you know, I never told you.

      Don't feel like a dick! Just because you have one, doesn't make you one! (at least I hope you have one because that would make that statement null) :)

    • Leaf

      5 years ago

      no skype for you?

    • 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

      Your drunk voice mail was the FUNNIEST thing ever! OF ALL TIME! smiley12.gif

    • spastic_jedi

      5 years ago

      My secret?
      Dropped out of school and became a drug dealer.


      It totally has the opposite effect than what they teach you in school.

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

      5 years ago

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    • Drunken_Robot Hail SquidWard

      5 years ago

      you're a cowboy?

      • Drunken_Robot Hail SquidWard

        5 years ago

        Apache Chief! E-nay-chuk!

      • Royplayer89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

        5 years ago

        Arapaho!!

      • Drunken_Robot Hail SquidWard

        5 years ago

        Geronimo!

      • Royplayer89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

        5 years ago

        Venture forth!

      • Drunken_Robot Hail SquidWard

        5 years ago

        Tallyho!

      • Royplayer89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

        5 years ago

        Pip pip and all that lot.

      • Drunken_Robot Hail SquidWard

        5 years ago

        Yes yes good show *sips brandy*

      • Royplayer89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

        5 years ago

        Quite.

      • Drunken_Robot Hail SquidWard

        5 years ago

        indubitably.

      • Royplayer89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

        5 years ago

        Indeed.

      • Drunken_Robot Hail SquidWard

        5 years ago

        that's what I said. You were a cowboy?

      • Royplayer89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Guardian

        5 years ago

        Past tense.

        Was.

    • spastic_jedi

      5 years ago

      Dude, that was totally me.

      I'm lurkin' ya.

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

      5 years ago

      So I heard you were older today...
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    • 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 BIRTHDAY, HANDSOME! smiley12.gif

    • Fizz

      5 years ago

      Congrats with your birthday man.

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

      5 years ago

      A woolgatherer?

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

      5 years ago

      Do you fancy yourself more of a writer or a reader?

    • Drunken_Robot Hail SquidWard

      5 years ago

      What's a NIJA?

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

      5 years ago

      I did it twice? D8 AWESOME.

      Yes. At least, I like what I've heard, which isn't much.

    • EmbryKaida

      5 years ago

      Eh it's nothing, just those random comments like that tend to get a little irritating. I already bitched out this one kid for something similar. I don't blame you personally. I just call out the words, not the person.

    • BrokenRobot

      5 years ago

      BrokenRobot fun fact: I am actually named after a band who were getting played on a podcast I was listening to when I was trying to come up with a username on here.


      A Broken Robot

    • tiny_dancer1

      5 years ago

      she prefers having red hair so we wont have to worry about her going back to blonde.

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