TheRecreator

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    • Anniversary

      5 years ago

      TheRecreator

      So yeah. Today's my solar revolution anniversary. For my gift, I got myself a power adapter. smiley0.gif

      It's also my 5-year anniversary on Rooster Teeth. Unlike most people on this site who remain active this long, I'm not absolutely convinced that my life is better for having been introduced to this community. That's mostly because of missed opportunities, though, and that isn't to say that what I haven't done here isn't noteworthy.

      I have difficulty listing everyone and everything that's touched my life here right now, especially as I'm trying to fill my head with as much information on Multimedia Systems as possible. None of you are forgotten though, and I know for a fact that without you guys, my hermitage in studying Electrical Engineering would be a lot more difficult to bear.

      Here's to another 5 years. smiley12.gifsmiley13.gif

      (P.S. All you guys who've been asking me to hop onto Xbox Live for a round of Reach or something? I should be free this Wednesday, if anyone's interested.)

    • Power Outage

      5 years ago

      TheRecreator

      My power adapter has finally failed after three years of abuse. My computer has 4 minutes of battery life left.

      Looks like a trip to the bank is in order. smiley6.gif

    • Donate to Silliness and Charity

      5 years ago

      TheRecreator

      Yeah... SailorTweek is doing one of 'dem "charity" things. Will you all go stop by her profile and consider donating? Maybe if she gets enough cash, she'll meet my demand of cookies... smiley8.gif

      Also, if you post a link, you might get one of a limited number of plushie codes or whatnot? I don't know. I'm too tired right now.

      *returns to coding a .jpg image compressor*

    • Game Developer's Dictionary

      5 years ago

      TheRecreator

      Just a day ago, Gamasutra posted a game developer's dictionary, compiled from dozens of game developers, and based on a true story. =P I'm surprised how much of it rings true with my short time spent in the industry - some of them were officially taught in class. We even had the NERF guns at the office. smiley0.gif

      Post your favorite terms in the comments!

    • Hey, I Can Post Surveys Too!

      5 years ago

      TheRecreator

      Don't worry, this isn't another rant or anything. I just had the realization that I have 133 watchers and no idea why. There are more interesting, more productive people on this site who aren't as watched. I can't help but feel that I've been abusing this space as of late, so I'd like to know what you, the faithful watcher, take interest in.

      Don't see an option that fits? Please let me know what you think in the comments section!

    • Limited Time Offers

      5 years ago

      TheRecreator

      Why do they exist? Is it some sort of twisted scheme to get people to invest in other limited time offers down the line? Do companies think that limiting the period of availability will help keep the stockroom clear after all is said and done? Do digital goods and service providers think they're gonna run out of code?

      ...

      And for those wondering why I've decided to rant about this right now, it's because that survey everyone was linking to for a chance to have a chance to win something closed before I could take the time to fill it out. This, after spending my first waking hour trying to hit snooze while someone was operating the leaf blower outside.

      All things considered, I think I hate Friday mornings now. smiley4.gif

      (Oh, and seeing all the journal posts on the topic time stamped just a couple hours before this one only serves to rub salt in the wound. I think I need a hug. And some free swag.)

    • bbiab

      6 years ago

      TheRecreator

      Just finished my internship with an 11-hour workday (after 4 hours in class and another 2 on homework) and a drive through late evening Los Angeles traffic. The road was pretty empty, except all the worst drivers were still driving. smiley4.gif

      Going to sleep now. Driving back home to relieve mom's empty nest syndrome, pick up new glasses, and get my bike tuned. Yaaay.

    • Love and Tolerance

      6 years ago

      TheRecreator

      From the Apple dictionary:

      love
      noun
      1 an intense feeling of deep affection.

      tolerance
      noun
      1 the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.

      > tolerate
      verb [ trans. ]
      allow the existence, occurrence, or practice of (something that one does not necessarily like or agree with) without interference. (emphasis added - ed.)

      ...

      I think we all could use a lot more tolerance for each other when the topic of My Little Pony comes up, especially with regards to one's willingness to watch and/or enjoy the show. smiley6.gif

  • Comments (1418)

    • flaarda

      6 years ago

      Are you feeling better about the LFTO thread since I made the S9 thread? I didn't want you to feel cut out from LFTO and I wanted the PAX people to have somewhere to talk without taking over the discussion. smiley12.gif

    • Valarious

      6 years ago

      Hey Rec - I've been exploring Skype lately. Let me know if you want to do some chatting. smiley0.gif

    • Kessa

      6 years ago

      Danke. smiley12.gif

    • TheBeta

      6 years ago

      I learnt (from several people) to ignore Oro when it comes to your own thing. smiley6.gif

      He has very fixed ideas, and though I like what he produces, it doesn't mean that the ideas will work for anyone else.

    • TheBeta

      6 years ago

      I will next time, I just thought that something to do with your comic was best left to you. smiley8.gif

      If I wasn't made your official "ghost illustrator", I don't think I would have stopped. I probably would have never ended up doing my own comic either. The Stickmen formed partly because I wanted to draw something, but the avatars were too much of a burden. Drawing your comics was fun but if people are more telling you to draw instead of asking, it gets old. A comic of my own meant I could make my own site (something I'd wanted to do for a while) and control what goes on in it.

      Another thing about being expected to do something is the deadlines. I was talking to some people and they all seem to think it was because of deadlines that your comic stopped. It doesn't apply to me that much since I only get around 10 mods per time, but you at the 30 mark have quite a lot of people expecting an update. Must be a pain.

    • TheBeta

      6 years ago

      I'm sure it was true at the time. I just gave up rather quickly. It seemed that as soon as it became officially my job, and therefore I was expected to do it, I no longer wanted to. Odd really.

      Anyway, if you need someone to post the edit, you can send it to me in a message and I'll do it for you. smiley1.gif

    • TheBeta

      6 years ago

      Howdy there Rec, long time no speak. smiley8.gif

      I was looking at some pages on Roosterpedia when I came across this:

      At first, TheRecreator created every one of these avatars for future use in his own webcomic, Folks of the Forum. However, TheBeta has taken over most of the avatar work while TheRecreator focuses on the comic.

      I thought you might want to know since you like things being nice a clear, and something inaccurate about your comic might make you slightly peeved.

      Anyway, I would have changed it myself, but I thought it would be better for you to change it to something more suitable, since I barely got started on your requests before starting The Stickmen and haven't had much to do with you since.

      Hope you're doing well. smiley1.gif

      PS: Hurry up with the next comic already. I won't wait forever. smiley6.gif

    • Kessa

      6 years ago

      Ohmygosh, Rec, those are freaking fantastic!

      -tackle-

      Thank you so much. I love them. smiley12.gif

    • LASER_FACE

      6 years ago

      I was afraid you would say something like that. I'm relatively new to the computer world outside of standard web browsing/Word/Excel/Powerpoint, and am not familiar with what specifications are best for me. I've been trying to download C# onto my XP laptop to try to get more acquainted with programming software in general. And again, I'm not too familiar with visual programs and do not have a certain one that I use over others. This is all relatively new to me and I'm looking a relatively cheap way to start out.

      That isn't to say that I want something that requires no prior computer knowledge, I do know more than the average user, much more, I'm just not an expert. The only programming or photoshop experience I have is from a Semester class I took. I'm actively seeking new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before. To expand my knowledge and familiarity with different programs. I don't know if that helps at all.

    • LASER_FACE

      6 years ago

      Everyone's telling me I should ask your opinion on this, so I'm looking to buy a new laptop and I'm wondering whether to get a PC or Mac? I'm both a programmer (sort of, just starting out) and a visual designer.

      What would you recommend?

    • Davfallamew

      6 years ago

      Probably.

    • Davfallamew

      6 years ago

      Wanna play Reach with me? I'll help you in ANY way I can: school work, comix, getting you moneys from Muergen Fsvords*...

      Seriously, I went through 6 grueling years of Graphic Design/Visual Communications Majors (Art Direction in Advertising lingo); and I'm currently utilizing NONE OF IT. Tell me what I can do, Mr. "Got-A-Lot-On-My-Plate-College-Goer" guy, I'd be happy to help!


      *I haven't heard from that guy since December. Weird...

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

      6 years ago

      You could always message one of us about an article request ;)

    • 13islucky FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      Get to work on the comic

      You asked for this

    • chris9002 Shiroyasha

      6 years ago

      I am also taking a break. Ive been playing alot of NHL11 and up until saturday Assassins Creed BrotherHood.. I gave back AC:B back to my friend for Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm2 and Dragon Age Origins. Im hoping to get back into SinglePlayer games again. I find them a little more fun, probably because i dont have 500 kids screaming in my ear.

      As for the map, i will show it to you next time we're both online next maybe. If im not playing NHL11 or Naruto Ninja Storm 2.

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

      6 years ago

      yeah, been drawing everything except tomorrows comic... so distracted today

    • flaarda

      6 years ago

      'The discussion' meaning...? That rape victims found the comic offensive? Or the neckbeards that said 'shut up you shouldn't be offended'? Because it's the second one that really makes me want to vomit in my mouth.

    • flaarda

      6 years ago

      If your conclusions include 'lol it's just a rape joke get over it' consider the discussion already over because I really don't want to go there right now.

      I've been sick of Penny Arcade's brand of 'humor' for a while now, and I'm going to say something about it to a business that takes part in their expos. I don't think it's a good site for RT to be associated with.

    • chris9002 Shiroyasha

      6 years ago

      got a good 'base' for a map. Once version 1.0 is done, i'll invite you to a viewing. It will need a criticizer...probably.

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

      6 years ago

      Also, I should mention, I've seen you around the site for a while, and it was nice to get to semi-meet you the other night.

    • SuburbanFire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Modeling

      6 years ago

      I was the one with the very large headphones in the green shirt, I believe I was on the upper row of webcams near blawndee and glowden.

      SubrbnFyr1174d594d6d402e0.jpg

      I'm Michael in the top row

    • Kessa

      6 years ago

      Because I am used to affection. I grew up with it. And when you have those panic attacks you feel like you're dying; the last thing you want is to be alone. Just to have someone to hold your hand and tell you you're going to be okay. Even if you already know that.

      And yeah, I miss him. I love him, so not seeing him...well, when I do it's the best thing in the world. And most of the time when we talk on Skype I am able to put the fact he isn't there out of my mind for at least a little while. But the fact that I couldn't, and I didn't think I'd be able to talk to him at all...that killed me. Because talking to him is one of the few bright things in my day. Hearing his voice makes me happy.

      ...I didn't intend for this to turn into a novel. Sorry. xD

    • CO7E FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold TheRailz

      6 years ago

      Thanks man, I never thought I'd be FU. smiley0.gif But I actually have only gotten two comments. But hey I don't care about comments, I'm just happy to be Featured User.

    • SuburbanFire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Modeling

      6 years ago

      hellooo, this is michael from the chat last night

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

      6 years ago

      Hey man, sorry about that. The lagging was affecting the chat, so I had to boot you momentarily. Don't think I did it because I didn't want you there or something! Because I totally did! Thanks for joining!

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      6 years ago

      You were lagging pretty hard. lol

      It was mighty entertaining.

    • SuperPriv4te

      6 years ago

      Nothing puts out a visual reference like a xkcd strip. ^^

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

      6 years ago

      Sadly, I have no such thing... you might be able to generate one, though, using this, which I rather enjoy messing with from time to time. I suppose you could generate a TGA from the event horizon they use in that...

    • Sniperae

      6 years ago

      I was posting when you were wrapping up, DERP. Have patience next time. And yes, they did arrive.

    • 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

      Jack and Geoff are the ones that handle the Fails of the Weak! submissions. But I do know that they have literally thousands to go through, so it may takes months before you see yours.

    • casmarie

      6 years ago

      Personal/journal comments are harder to ignore

    • Delta

      6 years ago

      Haha yeah, its still needs some testing, hence "Beta"

      Unfortunately most of the team didn't have Macs to do in house testing, so we're letting everyone else do our jobs for us smiley8.gif

    • chris9002 Shiroyasha

      6 years ago

      cliffside huh...kinda gives me an idea to work on. It will ofc need a little tweaking after im finished the 'base' map. (no vehicles, weapons or spawns).

    • chris9002 Shiroyasha

      6 years ago

      might as well ask you this. I have no real... inspiration or motivation to make a map in Forge World. So, i ask you, in which part of FW should i make my next map, once i have a location, i can get inspiration.

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

      6 years ago

      Check your messages wink.png

    • Miztli

      6 years ago

      sure thing...

      Well...I guess i'll just start by giving you the low down on our group on the assumption you don't know...

      RTXBLC is a group made to bring together the community over XBL...of course there are many groups like this...but another never hurts...

      we just wanna have fun and meet more RT members...

      For now the ones really spearheading this is myself and a Visceral [under the admins in the group]

      ....the crossover is really just a playdate where members from your group play with members from our own....first come first serve...

      we did this with RvBCanWest...the outcome was a really friendly set of custom games...well up until it was USA Vs. Canada...but that was only two games....

      we intend to do more of these crossovers with any and all groups that are willing....

      if there are any questions...ask me or Will...

    • Valarious

      6 years ago

      Hey Rec - I'm running out of gold time, we should do some Halo soon!

    • chris9002 Shiroyasha

      6 years ago

      Replying to Personal Comment:

      Of course, i found that out last time, i wont hopefully wont, do it again. I was thinking maybe along the top of the ridge near gulch blue, on top. Different levels of terrain would certainly make an interesting FFA/Multi-team map. I might start tonight, but it wont be ready for tomorrow, for all good maps of mine take around 4-7 days to complete to a lvl im comfortable with.

    • Valarious

      6 years ago

      Hey Rec - had a good time playing the other night. We should do it more often.

    • joequincy

      6 years ago

      Just to clarify: I was merely seconding DiMono's question which was one of theory, not practice. Truly, the code SHOULD account for missing posts and discard them, so that any given page actually shows the same number of posts.

      I would not have bothered to post anything if Ben hadn't completely avoided the question... but I am too much of a pansy to actually call him out on it like DiMono did a couple posts later.

    • Luigi_Flore

      6 years ago

      I actually replied that same day the email came in but i never got a response back or anything. Nothing yet about if they are getting it ready or not so i don't know if they really are because it was that rated M shirt(2XL) and a custom blue shirt(2XL) with my gamertag on it.

    • Mesk

      6 years ago

      Thanks for helping make the LFTO "that" more special!
      I made some great friends there; thanks for being a part of that!

      Have a spectacular Xmas and New Year, my friend!

      Mesk

    • Valarious

      6 years ago

      Sounds good! Let me know when you're ready. smiley1.gif

    • Valarious

      6 years ago

      Hey Rec - found something you might like. If you want to have it as your avatar or put it in my gallery, I can ask. Or she doesn't mind if you would either I bet.

      kissmypixels.deviantart.com/#/d313pah

    • Valarious

      6 years ago

      For which one? Interview With Your Character or Psych? Just in case, I'll do both.

      For the interview - each person makes up fifteen questions (they can be anything from random interview for a job questions, or your basic questions like "What's your favorite color?" or even a bit R-rated (because we're all mature smiley0.gif ) and you could go as far as like, "What's your favorite position in bed?" thing). We can switch them via message, answer them independently, and then swap back or surprise each other by posting them in the forum. The point of answering them is to choose one character and have your character answer them, which means staying true to the personality.

      Psych - Go through the scenario independently, answering all the questions BEFORE creating the scene. If you'd like to do a partnered project for it (like our characters could be cousins or married, etc) let me know. Otherwise, Psych is pretty much a solo thing.

      Anymore questions? Please ask.

    • flaarda

      6 years ago

      Hey, can you help me pimp this?

      smiley12.gif

    • Valarious

      6 years ago

      Hey Rec - would you be interested in doing the interview with your character project or poetry one (from the Write On group) with me?

    • Robotrek

      6 years ago

      Hey, did you hear already about tonights Monday night lunar eclipse, it is supposed to be a full eclipse of the moon, I am not totally sure when it is supposed to be visible for all of us here in the central time zone, but I think it is supposed to begin around 11pm "approx" first the moon will turn sort of orange and then go black, and it will be a long time before it comes back out again, it will look awsome.
      info about the eclipse can be read here...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_2010_lunar_eclipse

    • chris9002 Shiroyasha

      6 years ago

      So, i assume the change i made to my unnamed map and gametype went well, if anything else needs changing just message me, i'll get on that, as that is probably my best map to date. I will get working on another later today.

      Also, as i mentioned, those pics are up and tagged, i cant tag Luke in the one, but i assume you probably could.

    • chris9002 Shiroyasha

      6 years ago

      so SGU was cancelled huh, too bad it was a good series. Might need to take some aggression out on some poor unsuspecting noob.

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