How's everyone? Anything new? Prison sentences? Lost limbs? Children? Hope all good things because I'm trying to make my life super duper after it has been very NOT super duper for awhile now.
5 months agoj_pfeifer22
So I started a job a few weeks ago
and it SUCKS
Like, work in general usually isn't fun, but this is pretty bad. My coworkers kind of treat me like, well, dirt, and I'm only making minimum (that part was expected though), so it's just kind of bleh. School enough is hard as it is right now, so this on top of it really is a major bummer in my life right now. It's getting to the point where I DON'T want the weekends to come because I dread going in. It's a toxic environment for me so it's a place I wish I could avoid.
Anyway, enough of me blowing off steam on the internet, how are things for everyone? I hope everyone's lives are fan-diddly-tastic right now!
5 months agoj_pfeifer22
Things are looking very scary right now, and I just want to say to everyone affected by this awful storm PLEASE stay safe. Don't take any risks you don't need to, and please evacuate if you can; don't underestimate the power of nature.
Any and all members of the community in the midst of this, I'm thinking of you. RT staff, you too. You can make it through this. Stick with friends, stick with family, and you beat the hell out of this storm.
A song with a very appropriate message for this time, things will get better<3
7 months agoj_pfeifer22
So RTX was like 10 days ago and I still haven't posted anything whoops.
How was it for everyone?? I took a bunch of pictures but they don't seem to want to go into my journal so oh well
The main Show Floor felt a bit empty to me this year, but I couldn't quite figure out why. Speaking of the show floor, I couldn't even get into it the first day! Waited in line 3 hours just to get my badge. On top of this, they had metal detectors (only 3 mind you) to get in to the main hall, so there were queue lines everywhere. First day I got to the AH Panel, but that was it. Still had a blast talking with people.
Had my signing with Aaron and Blaine right at 9 AM day 2, and they actually remembered me from last year! (especially the shirt I had them sign for my friend). Little scary moment when we were waiting in line because a girl had a seizure. Could not have been more proud of how quickly and professionally the RT Guardians and Staff handled it. In fact, James and Elyse (that was the signing the girl was in line for) sat with her until her parent (?) showed up with the paramedics. So amazingly awesome of everyone involved. Actually got into the show floor, but there wasn't a whole lot to see. Just a lot of "Buy my product NOW" booths. AH was on center stage for a while and I got into Lazer Team 2 right after that. It looks great, so I'm glad I saw the first ever reveal of the trailer! After that I stayed for the first 30 minutes of the RT Podcast (hilarious as always, plus 2 new shows revealed!), and then scooted over to the Day 5 panel. Another first ever reveal trailer for Season 2, plus some sneak peaks at episodes/characters. The best part was that I got to see Walker again. I was worried I wouldn't be able to catch him, but talking with him after he finished the panel was awesome.
That night was On the Spot........oh boy, where do I even start for that? Greg Miller was almost naked for 99.99999% of the show, and stage dove not once but twice. James also attempted this, but then just fell off the stage (that's when people realized things were getting a bit TOO wild). Greg at some point almost knocked down the divider wall behind the stage after leaping off the panel table. It was total chaos. I felt so bad for any Guardian having to work that, because they probably all had about 43 heart attacks in the space of 1 hour.
Hope I can go again next year and see you all again! How did it go for everyone else?
7 months agoj_pfeifer22
A few clarifying things:
1. Yes I haven't posted anything in like 1,000,000 years writing is hard hnnnnng
2. No not Camp Camp
3. Yes really
Most of you (even my guys and gals in the RT Wisco group) have probably never heard of this organization called the WASC. It stands for the Wisconsin Association of School Councils and oh boy has it changed my life forever.
Every year they host a camp where students can come and learn leadership skills, but it really becomes so much more than that. You're placed into "families" with an Adult Councilor, a Junior Councilor, and a whole bunch of really nervous kids that feel awkward. This lasts for all of about 2 hours because after that, everyone is best friends. The people you meet become forever friends and I would trust them with my life. I still talk every day with friends from Level 1 four years ago, even though they live 3+ hours from me.
It's hard to explain what camp is to someone that hasn't been. All I can tell you that it is one of the most spectacular things I have ever done and I am so saddened that this I just today finished my final level of camp. I hope to apply for a JC role and carry on the amazing experience to kids that were just like me.
Check out this video if you want to take a peak
11 months agoj_pfeifer22
Two editing journals in a row whoops
This time, I have a lot more practice under my belt and feel like this video was much better! Spent quite a bit of time on it and it came out exactly how I envisioned it!
Look closely and you'll see @madmanmoe right there with me
11 months agoj_pfeifer22
Is it strange I both love and hate it?
I've had Sony Vegas Pro 13
(which was purchased totally legitimately and all) for quite some time now but never actually used it. That all changed yesterday when I put together a Lucio video of some of my gameplay from Overwatch! It's quite a challenge for me, but I'm proud of what I've turned out and plan on doing more in the future.
Be a doll and tell me what you think?
1 year agoj_pfeifer22
Well, I'm happy to say I made it through my second Roosterteeth Extra Life stream! It was a whole lot of fun (as usual). Here's a quick recap of the big moments:
1. Notch donated $8008 (I wish I had enough money to make a boob joke...)
2. Michael and Gavin were each shot with 48 paintballs
3. Gavin vomited more than I thought humanly possible
4. Michael and Lyndsay announced they were having a baby
5. Jon released more pictures of him as a fat sophomore
6. The founders said they will release the trailer from their college project The Schedule
To close it out, Matt sang Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen (Rest his soul). It was just a nice way to say thank you for the work that the RT Staff and Community put into this amazing event; as he was singing it, it made me realize how thankful I am for the wonderful life I have been given, and how blessed I am to be part of such a wonderful community. I cannot describe how much I love with all my heart each and every one of you.
Take today to thank the people you're grateful for and be happy for the amazing life you have
Just a guy who likes to make people smile and play video games!