I only became a fan of RoosterTeeth in the last 2-3 years here, but I've been an avid watcher of RvB since it came out. My brother started me on watching RvB and he even made his own voice acted halo series. (that didn't last long) When I first met my current partner, they talked about all the RT Shorts and Achievement Hunter stuff. I was always confused by it, it didn't even occur to me that this company did anything else. Hell I didn't even really know they were a company. It just seemed like a bunch of guys and gals, doing stuff on their spare time. My opinion on that hasn't really changed, except I see all the work that goes into it now. I see all the people that work on it and I admire them. What they do for a living has always been something I've wanted to do. Play video games, animate video games, live and breathe video games. My parents would hit my confidence really hard and they would say that my dreams were impractical. That jobs with gaming were dying and that if I pursued what I loved, then I'd end up unemployed and living at home forever. I believed them up until I started following RT. I mean, look at all of this cool shit that this company does. Who wouldn't be inspired by this?! There's quite a few people in this company that didn't go to a College or University, and yet look at them now. They're in a company that earned 2 million dollars from their fans to film a movie. A company that does everything they can, for their fans yet still understands that not everyone can be pleased with the content they produce. All of their workers are happy and love their job and the environment they work in. No matter who they hire the company still seems like it's a bunch of friends working together to produce content for the people who adore and inspire to be like them. I am such a fan of them for everything that they are. This company has inspired me to try so much harder in life than I was, it's even inspired me to try harder in video games to be honest. My gamerscore isn't high that's for sure, but I'm slowly working on it. RoosterTeeth is like, overall my dream job and where I want to be, but for now I know I can't just willy nilly get a job with them. So I'm doing a bunch of stuff to help myself out. I want to get a good standing for myself and not rely on getting a job here. I probably wouldn't have this motivation to get myself settled nicely if it wasn't for listening to a lot of the talks Burnie and a lot of other people have. This company is the main thing that's kept me going for these last few years. It kept me going through my graduation of High School, I didn't really try hard until my last year. With the motivation that some day I might end up meeting or being as good as the people who work here, I'm able to push through hard shit that hits me.
Currently, I have opened art commissions, and I'm looking at a job that can get me certified under Microsoft and Apple as being an IT guy. It honestly feels like I might get somewhere in life and eventually I'd like to apply for a position at RT when I feel like I'd be beneficial to the company. For now though, I'm going to keep improving my skills and keep adding rungs to my ladder, so that one day I can successfully do the things I've always wanted to do. I get bummed out by not having the funds to go to cool things like RTX and all that, but the fact that eventually one day I can get some tickets to go there, keeps me pretty motivated.
I really hope that one day I can meet everyone, not even as a screaming fan, I want to just have a chat with most of the people in the office. They seem like they'd be cool to just, hang out with and drink bevs with or something.
Any ways, that's why I'm a fan of RoosterTeeth. They've been keeping my motivation high for dreams that I've always had. None of my family believes in me but, I feel like the staff of RoosterTeeth would believe in me on this one. Congratulations on the 12 years guys. @RTContests <3