Wheelz08 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

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    • To Barbara, Caleb, & Chelsea: Happy RT Community Day!

      2 months ago

      Wheelz08 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      Hope you three are doing well! I am so grateful you three are a part of this RT Community, this RT Family. I appreciate not only you, but the work you put in for us. You three are a part of why I'm in this RT Family; and I thank you for that. Thank you for being inspirations to myself & many others. (again) Thank you for the work you do for the community/family & for RT. Thank YOU!


      Hope you three have a wonderful day today, as well as a wonderful rest of your week. Again, Happy RT Community Day Barbara, Caleb, & Chelsea! <3

    • RTExtraLife: A Thank You

      5 months ago

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      To Jack, Caiti, the awesome & badass broadcast crew, Chelsea, Barbara, GameAttack, Funhaus, #2Spooky Crew, & everyone in between: thank YOU! This year I managed 20-ish hours, & those 20 hours were the absolute best I've had all year! I don't think an hour went by where I didn't have a good, hard laugh. It was pretty cool getting a shout out from Caiti, Jack, & co. at the start of the stream when I donated $500.

      Everything about this years stream was top notch, and even Notch himself made quite the appearances. The "Wheel of Destiny" challenges were crazy, but amazing! And everyone brought their own spin to the stream. What I'll remember most are all the "Wheel of Destiny" challenges as well as Michael's announcement. Hope the new owner loves the wheel! The return of Rob Boss and #2Spooky were phenomenal as always. RT Games stepped big! GameAttack brought their A+ game. The Improv portion with Shannon, Jen Brown & Co. was magical and such a joy to watch. Seriously, everyone that I've watched this year kicked so much ass! Like the years before, RT Extra Life has reminded me why I love not only the wonderful group of people who work at Rooster Teeth, but why I'm proud to be a member of this awesome community. Y'all seriously stepped up to the challenge and knocked it out of the park with 2016. 

      Being born with Spina Bifida and spending basically your childhood in a hospital makes events like RT Extra Life a little bit more special (for me). So to help out and give back is a no brainer. I will continue to be a part of RT Extra Life for as long as there is one to be done! 

      So again, thank you Jack, Caiti, broadcast, Barbara and everyone at Rooster Teeth for creating another memorable RT Extra Life experience. And again, I can never thank RT Broadcast enough for their dedication to a smooth and fantastic stream. As usual y'all kicked ass and made that stream what it is. I love you all in broadcast. 

      This year is one I won't forget. I can not wait to see what you guys will do for 2017. You all are seriously the absolute best and I can never thank you enough for all the laughs and entertainment you've given me. THANK YOU ROOSTER TEETH FAMILY! <3 


      Daniel "Wheelz08" Starrett

    • RWBY Volume 4

      6 months ago

      Wheelz08 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      After finishing the premiere of Volume 4, I really only have one word for it: Beautiful. The animation, the style/look, the sound/music, & the story telling are all beautifully done! The wait was definitely worth it for me, as I could not stop smiling, start to finish. I can not wait to get re-immersed back into the world of Remnant, a world I love so much. 


      I absolutely love the new/updated look to Volume 4. Each Volume of RWBY looks better/more beautiful then the last. While watching episode one, I had to glance around the screen taking in all of what was on it. Everything from characters to the world looks incredible! And the sound/music is a beautiful compliment to it. I couldn't help but sing along in my head to the instrumentals. Also Casey and Jeff Williams created another fantastic opening song for Volume 4! I'll probably have that on repeat. While I'm on the opening/intro, can I just say that is amazing/beautiful as well? Definitely is my favorite opening animation. The team kicked so much ass on it!


      To Miles, Kerry, Gray, Koen, and all of CRWBY: thank you. Thank you all for your hard work on such a beautiful and fantastic show! I, for one, am so excited to go on the journey that is RWBY Volume 4. Love you CRWBY! <3

    • Day 5

      8 months ago

      Wheelz08 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      *knocks down imaginary door* HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS, DAY 5!


      That has been my reaction with each episode of Day 5 that has come out til now. Today is the (season one [wanting another season, by the way]) finale of Day 5. The show has captivated me from the start and hasn't disappointed me. Josh, Chris, Aaron & the Day 5 crew have made one of if not the best productions I've seen come out of RT. Every thing about the show has been top notch. Love the story they have told through each episode. The directing from Josh, Chris and Aaron were phenomenal! And the entire cast have done a phenomenal job.


      The cast; the cast has has been the biggest thing I love about Day 5. Each and every single character felt just as important to the story as Ally, Ellis, Jake, & Sam. Flip (Barbara Dunkelman) is one of those characters. She may not have a lot of screen time, but her entire scene with Jake in Episode 2 has been one of my favorite scenes & her "You're wanted in Slumberland little Nemo. Run along, the princess is crying for you" line stood out to me. All credit to Barbara for her phenomenal job as the Goddess of Slumberland (you absolutely killed it!)! It was so amazing seeing actors/actresses I've seen in lighthearted/fun roles completely nail a more serious role (looking at you, Barbara, Jen Brown, & Joel ;]).


      So to Josh, Chris, Aaron, Jesse, Walker, Davi, Stephanie, Lee Eddy, Shannon McCormick, Barbara, Alisha, Katie F., Caiti, Jen Brown, Joel Heyman, Burnie, Matt Hullum & the rest of the Day 5 cast & crew: thank YOU for a phenomenal season of Day 5. I can't wait to watch the finale & I would love to see another season of it!


      EDIT: HOLY SHIT THAT SEASON ONE FINALE WAS PHENOMENAL!

    • #RWBY on the Big Screen

      8 months ago

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      Last night was amazing and so much fun! Thanks to Rooster Teeth & Tugg, I was able to go watch RWBY Volume 2 in theaters. Watching RWBY (vol.1 &2) on the big screen is a whole other (awesome) experience. I got to not only see my favorite series, but also saw it with people I recognize from the Vol. 1 screening. It really was an experience I will cherish and I can not wait to watch Volume 3 (that will be a roller coaster of emotions) the same way! I just want to thank all at Rooster Teeth and Tugg who helped make these screenings happen! And to Gray, Miles, Kerry, Lindsay, Kara, Arryn, Barbara & the entire RWBY cast and crew, thank YOU! Y'all help bring one of my favorite series to life! I seriously can not wait for Volume 4 (as well!) <3

    • RTX 2016

      9 months ago

      Wheelz08 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      My second RTX is in the books. Since coming home from RTX last year, I'd been looking forward to going back to Austin and experiencing it all again. This past weekend was by far, the most unforgettable 5 days of my life! My RTX 2016 experience started on Wednesday afternoon/evening right after checking into my hotel. I was chilling in the lobby., when Barbara walks in, see's me and says "Hi Daniel!" It's been said before, but Barbara really is one of the kindest, wonderful human beings I've met, which seems be the case with all RT staff. It was so nice to catch up/talk for a bit before RTX started. That really set the (awesome) tone for how the weekend would go.


      Thursday, the day before RTX2016 officially started. I had designated this day to get my bearings of Austin again. I visited the convention center, well outside of it at least. Then went back to the hotel when I was done. Once back I bumped into Walker (Day 5's Sam) and a fellow community member, Arnold AKA Murder of Birds. It was really awesome getting to chat with them both. They're both After chatting for a bit, it was time to pick up my badge. Went up, got my badge then came back to the lobby where I bumped into Jesse (Day 5's Jake). Just like Walker, Jesse was incredibly and it was awesome chatting with him. I then met Bruce Greene from Funhaus and the awesome head guardian pair, GeekyFriedRice (Jackie) and Lozelda (Jenn). All amazing to meet and talk to. I also met RitzPlays, & Lawrence, Elyse, James and Dan from Funhaus, again all were amazing. Then came the first big event of the weekend, the RTSidequest Charity Auction.


      This Charity Auction was something I'd been looking forward to and man was it an amazing time. Getting to meet Daniel (Allman) and Amber along with a few other RTSidequest folk was really awesome. They are all amazing people working for an awesome cause. While there I saw & met some more awesome people. I hung out with Thom (Greencastellan) & a couple other community members. Also saw/talked to Chelsea (Awesome RT campaign/sponsor manager), Stan Lewis, Josh O., Mica, Arryn Zech, Marcus (badass designer at RT), Caleb, and Matt Hullum. AND at the end of the night, I even won a signed RWBY Grimm Eclipse script brought in from the RT Games guys.


      Day 1 of RTX 2016. Day 1 started off by being in the audience of Barbara and Gus' kick off interview, which I may or may not have been (camera guy panned through audience where I was) a part of! After that I immediately went to my first panel, RWBY. What I saw at that panel gave me chills and excited me for all things RWBY. the team has really stepped up on Volume 4 and it shows. I can not wait to see the full volume. After the RWBY panel I went to the Ladies of RT Animation panel and got to learn a little bit more of the awesome ladies who work on some of my favorite shows. It was great hearing them talk about what it's like working at RT and that working there is amazing! After the panel I got to meet and talk with Melanie, who animates for shows like RWBY Chibi and RWBY Vol. 3. It was really great finally meeting her! After getting back to the hotel I bumped into Adam Baird, Jen Brown, Max Bernard, Davi Jay And Stephanie D. (Day 5's Ellis and Ally). Again all were super nice and awesome to chat to. I also saw Gray and told him how much I loved the RWBY panel. We talked for a bit about RWBY before I went to my room for the night.


      Day 2 of RTX 2016. Day 2 Started off with my signing session with Arryn and Barbara. The session started with the room erupting into "Happy Birthday" (song) [to Barbara, it was her birthday] when Barbara and Arryn arrived. It was wonderful getting to chat some more with them. It was nice to finally meet Arryn this year, very kind and just all around wonderful. Again, two wonderful people and it's always a pleasure talking with them. I said my goodbyes and said Happy Birthday to Barbara one more time. After my signing, I bumped into Aaron and Lynn Marquis, Yssa B., David Levy, and Andy from RT Games. Then came a huge highlight of the weekend, the Jeff Williams concert. Getting to watch and listen to Casey and Jeff play live is just perfect. Listening to Songs like "I Burn" "I May Fall" "Cold" and a bunch more was chilling and adrenaline pumping awesome! Singing along to my favorite songs being performed live was amazing. I can't thank Casey, Jeff and everyone on that stage enough for an amazing concert!


      Day 3 of RTX. Day 3 started off with the RT Podcast Panel. I laughed and I gagged. All in all an amazing Podcast! I even met Jon Risinger right before the panel started. After the RT Podcast I decided to go and check out Barbara's Yang group photo. a few minutes after arriving to the spot (I was 30 minutes early) we were notified that the photo op would also be a signing session. I decided to get in line because I wanted to thank Barbara (in person) for her work on RTX and didn't know if I'd see her again. When she saw me in line, she waved and smiled, which I waved and smiled back. When it got to be my turn, she joked about how I should see other awesome people (we had seen each other four days in a row at this point). I got to say my thanks and I even got my badge signed and a couple photos (RT Site profile pic is from that). After the impromptu signing I headed to my last Panel of RTX, The RT Community Reacts Panel (MurderofBirds, Bellison, Niriall, Megan "Themeguin" Salinas and Katie "Kiaxet" Cullen which was a lot of fun. Was great seeing what they put into their videos and them talking bout their craft. After the panel I bumped into Craig "RealLadderMan", Chris Demarais, Zach Anner, Adam Kovic, Gray and Kerry and the wonderful Mary "SailorTweek". It was so incredible meeting and speaking with each and every one of them!


      To me, that was a perfect end to a memorable RTX experience. I seriously can not thank Adam, Emily, Alex, Rachel, Bethany, Gus, Barbara, Megan and Nadia AKA The kickass RTX Event team, enough for creating such a fantastic and well run convention. I also can not thank Jackie (GeekyFriedRice), Jenn (Lozelda), Mary (SailorTweek), Chris (Sirnarvy) and the other 550 or so kickass RTX 2016 guardians who helped make RTX run smoothly this year! From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU EVERYONE! To those I met, hope to see you all for RTX 2017! <3 Daniel "Wheelz08" Starrett

    • #RT13

      1 year ago

      Wheelz08 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      It's Rooster Teeth's 13th birthday today and I wanted to collect all my thoughts in one post so here goes.


      Back in Summer of 2008 my friend while over at my house said "Hey, watch this" and went on Youtube and searched for a video. That video was Red vs. Blue Season 1 Episode 1. I remember I had to pause the video a few times since I was laughing so hard. It took me about a week to catch up/watch all of the current episodes of RvB that were out at the time. At the time I didn't know who/what this Rooster Team was but I knew they made one hell of a (hilarious) machinama series.


      Soon after discovering RvB I heard/saw of another RT channel, Achievement Hunter. From the get go of me watching, Geoff and Jack had me hooked on this new idea of AH. From the achievement guides to AHWU, everything AH was a must watch for me. Then came the Let's Plays and everything changed. AH's LP's have always been amazing to watch. Having Michael, Ray, Ryan, and Gavin join in was awesome to see. The commentary along with the gameplay has always been top notch hilarity! watching AH grow to what it is today was awesome to see. Jeremy has filled in nicely in the "Main Room Six".


      Along with AH's growth, watching RvB grow to Season 14 has been nothing but pure excitement and enjoyment. RT Animation from the start has always kicked ass while improving immensely. When RT announced Monty Oum's anime series "RWBY", I was intrigued by it. Watching the "Red Trailer, I was hooked. Loved the animation and fighting in it. The White and Black trailers helped grow the hype I had for the series. By the time the Yellow Trailer hit and I watched it, I was sold on the series as a must watch. Seeing RWBY evolve into what it is today at end of Volume 3 has been just pure enjoyment. Monty, thank you for creating such a beautiful world where I get lost in with each Volume. Going from RWBY to shows like X-Ray and Vav was quite the lovely leap. X-Ray and Vav started out as a silly Gavin flub in an achievement guide that blossomed into one hilarious (short) series. With today's announcements of Camp Camp and RWBY Chibi, I am beyond excited for what RT Animation has been (no doubt) working their butts off to make.


      I hold RvB and AH close to my heart as they were what opened the door to this Rooster Teeth family. I mean just last year, I attended my first RTX(2015). That was by far my greatest experience of RT. Getting to meet some of the RT staff and have them be the most wonderful bunch I have ever met made the trip unforgettable. I thank every single person I me there! I've been a part of this family for 8 years and am eternally grateful for everyone, staff or community member I've met in person or online since. HAPPY 13TH BIRTHDAY ROOSTER TEETH! Here's to 13 plus more years of hilarious and entertaining content, I less than 3 all of you! ~ Daniel "Wheelz08" Starrett

    • To Barbara and Caleb

      1 year ago

      Wheelz08 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      Thank YOU! Thank you for all the work you both put in for Rooster Teeth/Achievement Hunter & the community. Whether it's posting content, helping people out when things go awry, or simply checking in, I appreciate it all. I know I've said all this before, but quite frankly, I believe I don't say it enough! :) You both have been such an inspiration for me over the years. So Thank YOU both for another awesome year here in the Rooster Teeth/Achievement Hunter Communities as the managers! And thank you for being two kind, wonderful people. I hope you both have wonderful weeks! Here's to a fantastic 2016! :)

    • Two Years of Sponsorship

      1 year ago

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      "Time flies when you're having fun" - Unknown. These last two years seemed to have flew by fast! Today (December 20) is my two year Sponsorship-versary! I have to say I loved every second of it. Getting to watch streams live (Podcasts, On The Spot, The Patch, etc) has been one of my favorite parts of being a sponsor. Also while I can't confirm this, I have met some very awesome people through posting stuff from live streams.


      I will say by far my favorite moment of being a Sponsor was during RTX 2015. It was day one and I had just came back to my hotel from wondering around the Convention Center. I had stopped in the hotel lobby to relax/figure out what I wanted to do next. After some Time Adam Ellis and his girlfriend (who was in a BADASS N7 armor cosplay) walk by. As they walked by, I said Hi Adam, he notices me and my Sponsor shirt, and says "Hey, I like your shirt!". I said thank you and that was the end of the interaction. Now why did I tell you this? I want to believe that that small interaction lead me to go up to and (properly) introduce myself to Adam (on day 3). He, along with his girlfriend, are two of the nicest people I met! (granted literally everyone I met at RTX was the nicest) We all had great conversations and I am happy to have met them both!


      It really has been two great years of sponsorship! *raises imaginary glass to toast* Here's to many more years to come!

    • Happy 4 Year Anniversary Barbara!

      1 year ago

      Wheelz08 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      First of let me (again) say Happy 4 years of working at Rooster Teeth, Barbara!


      I first really started to know/hear of Barbara around the first RTX (coincidentally also same time frame I started liking puns a lot more ;).) From watching her in RT videos from then on, I thought she was one of the coolest people and that she definitely fit into RT.


      Since then, round every RTX, I'd see/hear stories/journals/posts of how awesome/wonderful it was to meet Barbara Dunkelman. At some point, I too wanted to meet Barabara, because of said posts saying how kind/awesome she was. Cut to RTX 2015...


      It was morning of Day 2 of RTX. I had finally attended my first RTX. I was in the hotel lobby I was staying at, relaxing before another day at RTX. At some point, Barbara and her PA came around the corner. I said either "Hi Barbara" or "Morning Barbara!". Barbara smiled, waved and said Hi/morning back and walked off. If I'm remembering correctly, a couple minutes pass and I see Barbara again. She walks over to me (I can not remember if there was a group) and says she has one thing she has to do and then she could talk. It may not seem like much, but having someone you look up to/admire basically say they'd like to meet you just as much as you want to meet them IS AN AMAZING FEELING. She came back after she was done and we had a brief but nice chat. That simple act really helped me get through the rest of RTX. (Even though I did get quite nervous at her & Miles Autograph signing on Day 3). Barbara really is one of the nicest, kindest, wonderful, just all around awesome human. I, like many, am so grateful you are a part of this community... this family. One last time, Happy 4 Year Anniversary working at Rooster Teeth Barbara!


  • About Me

    RT/RvB fan since 2008. Had a RvB marathon, was hooked from the start. As for me, I'm a gamer at heart. I wouldn't call myself a hardcore gamer though. Mainly why I would like to get a degree in Video game design/making. Fun Fact: Been in a wheelchair for almost half my life, I have Spina-Bifida, if you were wondering about why. Bonus Fun Fact: The first time I went up to Mt. Hood (in Oregon) wore a t-shirt and shorts, like any sane person would do of course.

  • Comments (11)

    • IndiaRT28

      4 months ago

      Congratulations for unlocking the Achievement: "Featured User!" Enjoy your 100 gamerscores!


       whiskey geoff jack ryan gavin michael jeremy tower

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

      4 months ago

      Hi, Daniel,

      Happy Featured User Day! I just read your posts and love your enthusiasm for everything RT and especially your nice comments about Barbara, since I'm her mom. We met you at RTX.

      • Wheelz08 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 months ago

        Thank you! I love RT & the community so much. Barbara has been so kind to me. It was so nice meeting you at RTX! :)

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

      4 months ago

      Happy FU Day!

      • Wheelz08 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 months ago

        AHHHHHHH! I probably wouldn't have seen that. haha (I leave early tomorrow morning for a trip) That is pretty cool to see!

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

        4 months ago

        Have a great trip! <3

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

      4 months ago

      I was DEVASTATED to learn that we were not friends here on RT!! Fixed!!  <3

      • Wheelz08 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 months ago

        <3

      • Wheelz08 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 months ago

        Not gonna lie, thought I had sent a RT site friend request a while back, whoops! It is fixed now! <3

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

      4 months ago

      Just in case you haven't been told lately. You sir, are freaking awesome.

      • Wheelz08 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 months ago

        You're pretty freaking awesome yourself! Thanks <3

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