dalester

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    • dalester

      Featured User? How can this be?!?!?!

      3 years ago

      It appears that I have been randomly chosen as Featured User today, so thank you, Sorting Hat, or whatever does the picking of such things! I would also like to thank the whole of Roosterteeth and the massive community that has sprung up around it over the last 10 years. RvB has been an important aspect of my life since I first saw it, and help mold(and disfigure) my sense of humor during those crucial early twenties years. And having attended the first 2 RTXs and the 2 RTMNs up here in Minnesota have been some of the highlights from the last couple of years.

      I would also like to re-thank the community, as it has introduced me to some very good friends in the last two years. Even though I had been watching RvB since Episode 4 or 5(I just remember it was before Church died, caution decade old spoiler) I didn't attend an event until forcefully coerced by my good friend Jennacide, who I introduced to RvB.

      So, again, thank you to RT for giving all it has to me, and to everyone who keeps the community machine moving!

      Currently listening to: A hodgepodge of movie and game scores.
      Currently playing: Farcry 3

    • dalester

      Changed my profile pic/avatar...

      4 years ago

      I think this is the first time I've ever changed it, which may be a little silly.

      Don't worry, taxidermied Kermit, I will never forget you.

      Not never.

    • dalester

      As always, I fear and reject change...

      4 years ago

      This new profile thing... I'm not sure I am a fan...



      Currently listening to: terrible reoccuring music over my loud speaker at work.

      Currently play; The waiting game.

    • dalester

      Ring around the collar...

      4 years ago

      Whatever happened to Ring Around the Collar? When I was growing up in the late eighties and early nineties, it seemed like an epidemic. You couldn't turn on the television without some Tide or Whisk commercial warning you about Ring Around the Collar. That, and AIDS. In those troubled times, everyone was concerned with the whiteness of my collar, and the strength of my white cells.

      My parents, fearing for my future, took some pre-emptive strikes against AIDS. These drastic measures included taking me to a lot of sci-fi movies, a ruthless combination of sadistic orthodontic equipment including but not limited to headgear, a bionator, and braces, and steering me away from an early promising baseball career and towards video games. All of those things did a pretty good job of keeping me safe. And alone.

      Now 15 or so years later, I stand here free and clear of any diseases, but after completing my work laundry earlier today I noticed that all my white shirt have a hideous amount of Ring Around the Collar. So what the hell, life? Since the commercials stopped, I assumed we had cured the whole nasty RAtC business! Come on, Science. Get your head out of your ass!

      p.s. Some of this journal is horseshit. I was never any good at baseball.

      Currently listening to: Al Yankovic's new album, Alpocalypse!
      Currently playing: Dungeon Siege 3(X360)

    • dalester

      Spring cleaning. It's still Spring rite?

      4 years ago

      On this Monday I am performing my bi-monthly cleaning duties. It won't take me long, because I do a piss poor job of it, so maybe only 45 minutes or so. But as I do these simple tasks every other month or so, I often yell at myself that if would just do a couple minutes of this crap a day or maybe 20 fast minutes a week, it wouldnt take me so long to do this half assed cleanup.

      It was only today that I realized that I'm going about that thinking all wrong. It it only takes me 45 minutes, maybe an hour to clean this place every 2 months, then I am way ahead on time. If I spent 20 minutes each week picking up the pieces around here, that would be 160 minutes over the course of 2 months. I am saving myself so much time and effort by being a lazy bastard.

      I think I'm going to change things up a bit, and start cleaning every 3 months instead of 2. Think of how much time I'll save myself then...


      Currently listening to a mix of game music from Crysis 2, Portal 2, the trailer music from Dead Island, and Adelle's Rolling in the Deep.

    • dalester

      Glue...

      4 years ago

      Normally, I would post tripe like this on FaceBook, but for reasons left unsaid I cannot.

      I must smell like Ehlmer's Glue, because I only attract broken things,,,

    • dalester

      My poor computer. It never had a chance

      4 years ago

      So, a while back, before RTX, my computer began a slow destructive decent into madness and lost files. My display would go crazy, then revert back to it's normal view. Then, one day, it started removing icons from the desktop and options from the start menu. That was the day before we left for RTX. They say time heals all wounds, so I was really hoping that the 5 days I would be gone would be enough for my comp to get it's shit together, but that was not the case. I just got it back from geek squad and I had them put 7 on it instead of Vista again. Something new to confound and impede my process, I suppose.

    • dalester

      Halo: Combat Evolved! Memories...

      4 years ago

      So, E3 is happening right now and they just announced not only Halo 4, but an anniversary edition of Halo: CE. Most are probably more excited for 4, but I'm really excited for the new version of CE. At this point, I'd like all my friends who have any fond memories of the first Halo to start sharing. I know of at least one friend on here who may not have been conceived when CE came out, but have at it.

      Hang 'em high Rockets. That's a big one for me because every time I'd get together with my friends to LAN up Halo, we'd always start with a crazy game of Hang 'em high Rockets. No teams, no strategy, just rockets and bodies flying as far as the eye could see. By God, it was beautiful. Although the Halos continued to improve and expand, there was never a level and game type that stuck out to me as much, no standard game that began the nights proceedings. So, Hang 'em high Rockets.

      And... Go!

    • dalester

      Burnie's Rage haunts my dreams...

      4 years ago

      So, I fell asleep listening to the the Drunk Tank podcast from the week of RTX. Everything was going well enough, I suppose, until what I believe was a Drunk Tank Animated Adventure. All I know is I woke up to Burnie screaming at me to just turn off the phone. He was so angry, and I couldn't find the phone anywhere to turn off. That event sheered my sleep in half so completely that I laid there, holding myself, for a good long while.

      Thanks Burnie. thanks a lot.

    • dalester

      I must bend the internet to my very will

      4 years ago

      So, my internet at my home is down right now, and they are sending a service tech out to the house to fix it... Between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. I swear if Quest somehow gets in the way of my attending RTX, I will murder my way across this country until I reach Quest Headquarters, ground zero for the apocalypse.

  • Comments (74)

    • meeka

      3 years ago

      Happy FU Day! smiley13.gif

    • NeutralGreen

      3 years ago

      Happy FU Day! smiley13.gif

    • p3drit0

      3 years ago

      Ctrl FU

    • SailorTweek RTX Head Guardian

      3 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day! smiley13.gif

    • Bellzebob

      3 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • SageHalo

      3 years ago

      Well then, I still had comments from you and Jenna from last year. It was great seeing you guys, even though I only saw you a twice and didn't really talk except for the end. Hopefully your trip back was good! Though, next year we will be RTX vets and I believe that will deserve a drink.

    • leonwolfx3

      3 years ago

      Hey whats up you coming to rtx 2012

    • Newbs Forum Mod

      4 years ago

      Hope you have a Merry Christmas Darin! We're gonna need to celebrate here very soon!

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      what did you do for (to?) Nico for his award? (ps- congrats on the staff award!!) smiley13.gifsmiley13.gif

    • SageHalo

      4 years ago

      yeah man, it was awesome to hang out with you guys as well. It was pretty cool to meet people my own age out there :3

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      oh and ps my tour killed me. i got to bed at 1:30am last night after a late post-screening reception for the talent, and then was up at 5:45am (they need to make caps possible for numbers).

      so much less fun that a giant party tent and hotel bar drinking for days on end. sigh.

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      Am I over it yet? *scoff* Epicness that epic doesn't just pass in a few days. I plan on riding this high through the summer and well into fall.

      That was insane amounts of fun. Like, 'omg my regular life is in shambles- a series of events, each making me more less happy than i was at RTX' fun.

      Now THAT'S fun.

    • Newbs Forum Mod

      4 years ago

      Indeed dude. Stepping off the plane two days ago felt absolutely amazing. First Memorial Day weekend without terrible weather. We're gonna have to party it up again soon.

    • Newbs Forum Mod

      4 years ago

      Boo

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      I'm back, and I brought crappy weather with me. You're welcome.

      Actually, the only thing that got me to come home from LA at all was knowing we leave in less than a week. For Texas. Specifically Austin. With 500 other insane/awesome people, at least about 40 of whom I know are going to be kickass because i get to talk to them on TS.

      smiley13.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley13.gif SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!! smiley13.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley13.gif

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      also, did you see the poem in my journal? DID YOU SEE IT? Isn't it nice when people post a new journal more than once every millennium? Did you wake up without hands or something??? TYPE ME SOMETHING.

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      it's like pulling teeth with you, every time. You responded within the hour, but we need to see to your lackluster motivation.

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      *crickets*



      *crickets*



      *crickets*

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      this is the sort of magic you're missing out on when you refuse to join teamspeak. I mean come ON- that's hilarious.

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      THERE you are. i've been looking everywhere for you. are you at home?? take a break from P2 and get on teamspeak!

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      then take THIS! (ah HA! Be prepared to submit! No one can resist the slow road to madness of...)

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    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      POST MOAR. Also, with your fancy internet phone, why are you not on here all the timez? DL teamspeak onto one of the netbooks you're hucking and get to work impressing people.

      (PS- i feel like we should show up to RTX with walkers/hearing aids. Do you have any idea what the average user age is on this site???)

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      so, you searched for RTX and just joined every group you found? Please, a little more discretion.

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      SIGH OF RELIEF. oh thank goodness. I'm all a-flutter over here. Seriously, my stomach is in knots. LESS THAN TWO HOURS. ANGST.

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      T-minus 25.5 hours until we destroy the internet as part of the RTX blitzkrieg. You know there will be tears. Tears and pain. (So much pain.) Heaven help us all.

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      lol. i think it's paper, like stationary? Maybe parchment, once upon a time? Paper is a pretty stupid gift no matter how you look at it, but even high schoolers can make it to a one-year anniversary, so i guess they were playing it safe.

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      Well, traditionally paper is the one-year gift, but this is the internet, so what the fuck use is paper? So, yes, straight to diamonds.

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      Chocolate milk?? What are you, 5?

      Don't get me wrong- there's a time and a place for delicious chocolate milk. But celebrating RVB is probably never one of those times/places, unless maybe if you're Millie.

      Last time I checked, you were not.

      Happy RVBersary to me! smiley12.gif

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      Tomorrow is my one year anniversary on this site. What to DO?!!

      I think drinking games after work while re-watching Season 1 and then hopping on XBL for some drunk gaming is really the only answer. It's how they'd want me to commemorate the occasion.

      OR, i could save it for this weekend and we can make your bday party at your parents' house a joint party for the both of us. I'll try not to overshadow you, even though the first anniversary is always the most exciting, and you've already had 29 birthdays.

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      we're bff now- haven't you heard?

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      that's acceptable. And ps I don't think anyone will want to by your Halo Xbox so i should just take it off your hands. I'm so thoughtful.

    • dalester

      4 years ago

      I can't be bothered with your trifle problems. I'm too busy selling myself and my personal belongings to found our trip to Texas.

    • jennacide

      4 years ago

      it's like pulling teeth to get you active here. I need your help watching for those Austin tix, or i'm going to aneurysm and have to haunt the event as a vengeful poltergeist. At least Griffon would still talk to me, i guess.

    • jennacide

      5 years ago

      oooh, look at me! I'm Darin and I have Monday off work! *runs away sobbing*

    • jennacide

      5 years ago

      In reply to dalester, #4:

      hey-ooo! nice one, Leno. More like YOU'RE...the one... with...fasting. Zing?

    • jennacide

      5 years ago

      You joined RT on Christmas Day, did you remember that? Make of that what you will.

    • jennacide

      5 years ago

      Apparently you used to be much more active than you are now. Years since your last comment. For shame.

    • joekickass29

      8 years ago

      Nah it's a clan and the spartan is it's moto or something

    • rue_morgue

      9 years ago

      Lies! I'm Bill Pardy!

    • CyrusCheever

      9 years ago

      no problem. i'll look around and see if i can find out and i'll drop you a line when i get it nailed down.

    • CyrusCheever

      9 years ago

      i think it was from an issue of Cable & Deapool but i could be wrong. i can't keep up with him as well as i'd like.

    • Archetype

      9 years ago

      Happy New Year! Have a good one, and keep it safe.

    • wahibabe05

      9 years ago

      actually i just got back from breakfast. but yes i should be. i was just about to start again :(
      or maybe i'll take a nap...

    • MrTophatPIMP

      9 years ago

      It's nice to hear that you are a bit concerned for the cows well-being, but its completely false about cows getting so severly injured that they have to be put down when they are tipped over, that is if they are tipped over. It's just like you falling over. I've never heard of anyone falling over and breaking they're ribs or fracturing their skull. Not just from falling over or tripping. Maybe if they were pushed down the stairs or a steep hill, thats an exception. Heh.

    • bary_jon_200

      9 years ago

      hahaha you really need to get your ass into gear lol!

    • bary_jon_200

      9 years ago

      hey dude how u doing? not seen you on here, i had u on watch but then realised you hadnt updated your journal since march! lol

    • wolfwood7

      9 years ago

      sorry, don't know who the redhead is

    • wahibabe05

      9 years ago

      hey i just wanna say thanks for the season of sponsership you gave me!
      your the best *kiss and hug* smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • MTabek

      9 years ago

      You're online! Welcome back :)

    • wahibabe05

      9 years ago

      thanks again for voting! i won!! i gave you some mods thanks again!!! ^_^

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