lethal1ty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rhombus of Confusion

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    • Started My New Job!

      1 month ago

      lethal1ty Rhombus of Confusion

      Hey all! I finally got a job in the software industry! This Sunday I moved to San Antonio and the following day started working for Accenture Federal Services, which is a branch of Accenture that focuses on government software contracts. It's been a long, long, LONG journey to get here. I mean I graduated over a year and a half ago, but I'm absolutely thrilled to be where I am. I've been doing nothing but training all week....the kind that's important, but also not so fun...but for the next month I'll be doing MORE training, that should be fun. Anyways, in the short time I've been here, I've become more than confident that I'm going to really enjoy it. Everyone here is super friendly. I mean everyone that I randomly meet during lunch hours is legitimately chill. I've also been to a social function and well, let's just say that I'm more stoked than ever to be working with this company.


      They take part in all sorts of volunteer work and charities. It's also a super modern company. I mean diversity and inclusion aren't just encouraged on paper here, it legitimately shows. There's also just a lot of forward thinking features that I'm not to certain about getting into details about. But I'm more than eager to actively take part in a lot of the corporate culture here.

      I still haven't QUITE decided on a place to live yet, I'm staying in a hotel. A really sketchy one at that. But I'm also super excited to be living in San Antonio. I finally see what everyone's talking about when they say the roads here are terrible, but just being surrounded by hills and away from the flatness of Houston has kept driving here fresh and exciting, even if simultaneously terrifying and gut-wrenching. That optimism will definitely wind down for sure. But hopefully by then I will have gotten more used to driving here and the fear will subside alongside the excitement. It's also nice because it's so arid compared to Houston. I mean it's not El Paso or anything, which is good. But I'm not sweating the instant I touch the outdoor air. I'm probably going to miss the ever frequent storms and floods of Houston, but if it means I get to deal with less mugginess and mosquitos, count me in.

      So if I can make myself sound like a loser for a second, this is both my first job in my chosen career field AND my first time living on my own. I'm 26 and have been living with my family for my whole life. I know, I know...late bloomer and all that. But anyways, I'm also from the country and my jobs have mostly all been in small to medium cities, specifically Rosenberg and once in Katy. I've never spent so much time in the city. There's a lot for me to learn and a short time to do it. But I've got to sink or swim and I intend to fly. Like for instance, almost every job I've ever had has been at least 18 miles away. I'm used to long stretches of country highway and then pulling into a small city. Here, I open my door and am immediately met with so much more hustle and at least for the moment, maybe like 4 miles of road to drive down to get to work. I'm not used to living this close to so much shopping either. It's so cool that I can walk out my door and have pretty much anything I need right down the road. I'm so used to forgetting something at the store and going, "Shit I'll wait til tomorrow when I head back into town." Now it's "Oh it's only 5 minutes away, let's go back. And don't even get me started on entertainment. Used to be, I'd go karaoking maybe once every 2-4 weeks and that was IT. Now I'm right next to so much more life. Once again it's like 5 minutes down the road and I can afford a little excitement each night.

      I know, I know, I must sound like some kind of child going on and on and on about nothing but excitement. Or I probably sound like a the guy from the Tale of 2 Cities at the very least. There is of course some negative that comes with this move: I'm no longer going to have a place to do any woodworking. I'm going to miss the quiet, the storms, and the vastly faster drivers of the Houston area. But you know what outweighs that? FINALLY FAST INTERNET.

      But yeah if I have any friends in the San Antonio area, hit me up. I'd love to hang out.

    • Knights of the Pound Table is looking for guildmates

      1 year ago

      lethal1ty Rhombus of Confusion

      Anybody playing ESO on Xbox One? Looking for a guild? I'm the Master of the Hunt for the guild Knights of the Pound Table. If you're looking for an inclusive and dynamic group of helpful guildmates, KOPT is the place for you. We're an incredibly tight knit group that's looking to expand. When you join you get access to:

      A well-stocked guild bank featuring most of your crafting needs.
      Access to a trustworthy vampire and werewolf willing to sell bites and priority in their bite queue.
      Skyshard tours in the Ebonheart region from yours truly.

      If you're interested in joining, just let me know and I'll add you in.

    • Why I'm a Rooster Teeth fan

      1 year ago

      lethal1ty Rhombus of Confusion

      I'm largely a fan of Rooster Teeth not only for their style of humor, but also because of how they've continued to grow over the years. The first time I saw Red vs Blue, it was Seasons 1 & 2 on a flash drive that someone had loaned to me. A couple of years later I was watching Seasons 3 and 4 on DVD thinking about how awesome it was that some seemingly small thing on the internet had made the transition to DVD. Today Rooster Teeth is a veritable juggernaut in the online entertainment industry with major productions such as Achievement Hunter, RWBY, and Immersion. Though I wasn't always an active follower, I'm glad to have been able to see some of the beginning and to appreciate how far it's come.

      It's easy to see how far Rooster Teeth has come over the years in terms of video production and company growth, but I find it equally notable that this growth also seems to be visible in the attitudes and expectations of the RT staff. For instance, in earlier podcasts, some members would say "Yeah we'll probably be out on the streets in a couple of years," or something to that tune. It was always a joke, but it had a touch of realism. I think that for much of RT's history, it's founding members have wondered how long this wave would last. But that all seemed to change when Burnie handed over the reigns to Matt. As I recall Burnie's words were, "I may have gotten Rooster Teeth to a hundred employees, but Matt is going to be the one to get us to a thousand." I feel that the difference between those 2 statements perfectly illustrates how far they've come in these 12 years. Rooster Teeth has gone from "How long can this last?" to "How can we continue to grow?" That change is something that not only makes me glad to be a Rooster Teeth fan, but proud to be one. RT has proven from it's inception that even the smallest beginnings can lead to the largest possibilities.

      Now onward to another 12 years!

      @RTContests

    • Job Hunting

      1 year ago

      lethal1ty Rhombus of Confusion

      Having just gotten my degree in Comp Sci, it's time that I move on to a career somewhere in the field. I've been thinking about applying for the IT job that Rooster Teeth just recently posted but my degree is more in programming than general IT. I mean, I'm pretty good at troubleshooting windows but have little experience with Macs and printers....frig I hate printers. But if I got the job, it would mean a move to Austin which is something that I've been chomping at the bit for since forever.

      But if I don't get the job and they post a job that I'm more qualified for, it may leave a sour note on future applications.

      Of course the goal overall is to get into the games industry, but many developers are looking for somebody with experience having shipped at least one title. I'm in the design stages of a title of my own right now but I'm lacking in the art department...and frankly I also need to brush up on my C since I'm still so used to java. So at the moment, shipping a title is still pretty far out of reach on my own. IBM in Austin also has a few positions that I'm looking at and more qualified for.

    • Graduated

      1 year ago

      lethal1ty Rhombus of Confusion

      Last weekend I got to walk across the stage and finally Bachelor's in Computer Science and Game Programming. 6 years this took, but it's finally over. Obviously this isn't the end of learning, but the starting point of where I can ACTUALLY start learning in the field. Pretty proud but also fairly creeped out about it. I've focused on getting here for 11 years. It's the end of an era. Everyone's asking what's next, but I don't have any concrete plans. Timegate fell through a while back and with it my chance at a local gaming internship. There might be 2 other developers in Houston and neither of them have any openings that I fit into.

    • 1 year ago

      lethal1ty Rhombus of Confusion

      There's RT and AH BLANKETS for sale now??? AWESOOOOME!!! I really want that new RWBY poster too.

    • I've Got to Confess to Doing Something Douchie During Extra Life

      1 year ago

      lethal1ty Rhombus of Confusion

      I bought one of those posters during Extra Life. Buuuuuut out of habit I used my sponsor discount which ended up only saving me 50¢. I didn't even really think about it. The box was there and I was like " Hell yeah, discount!" And then like 15 minutes later I realized what an asshat thing to do that was. So next year to make up for it, I'm getting another poster and then donating an extra $10-20 as interest.

    • 1 year ago

      lethal1ty Rhombus of Confusion

      I am now SUPER congested with only 3 days before I sing in front of my first big crowd. I've also had troubles with finding a backtrack. So far everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong. But it's not stopping me. Gods be damned, nothing is going to stop me from getting on that stage.

    • The Final Day to Decide What Song To Sing

      1 year ago

      lethal1ty Rhombus of Confusion

      Last month I heard that our annual country fair is hosting a talent competition. I don't know how often I've brought it up on here, but people say that I sing really well. Sometimes I feel it, but I don't feel I'm as good as people make me out to be. Anyways, first place is a grand. So since that day I have been positively racking my brain for the perfect song. And I have gone through quite a few. And tomorrow is the final day for submissions and by 5 PM I need to have that song picked out and turned in.

      There's a number of problems that I've faced in determining that song. Firstly, there is a policy against anything that may be deemed offensive. By that they don't just mean swearing either. Anything that could be construed as offensive towards a likely right-leaning audience is bound to get me DQ'd. There's also a 5 minute limit on songs. This, particularly that last thing has slashed out about a good 1/3rd of my music library. Then there's the fact of what is typically recognized as "talent" in these shows. I can look at music like Jet and MCR and tell you that it takes an enormous amount of effort and talent to control your voice in that manner. That is the style of singing that people know and love me for. But it is more than likely that the crowd and judges will view it as simple yelling into a mic. It's decreased my musical selection to about 1/10th its original size.

      That being said, I am taking a risk. It looks as though I am going to sing Train's Drops of Jupiter. It's a big hit, and I think that I can make it work. But I have two worries. Number one is that I am a rocker. While I think that I sound good singing this song, it is not in my normal style and it feels somewhat like a betrayal of myself to sing it. Now you could tell me that a good singer should always be flexible, and I would agree. But this is my first big "show" if you can call it that. To go so out of my style on what may be a landmark moment is something that is positively stabbing me right now. I'd planned on my outfit having homages to my most inspirational bands, but having a RATM pin seems really out of place when you're singing about stars and girls and love.

      Second and most major problem is that this is a style that only I have ever heard myself sing. I think it sounds good, but in two years of singing, I have never allowed anybody to see me sing like this. That's not to say that I haven't practiced a lot, but I've never gotten any feedback. I've been trying to drop by a karaoke bar for a damned month and not been able to find the time between fucking weddings and trips with my gf. This is going to be the first time that a lot of people get to hear me sing, and not only is it not going to be in my style, but it's going to be doing something that I have no validation of my skill for. This is also going to be the first time that my family gets to hear me sing. I've been telling them that I could sing for 2 years but never actually shown them. If I fuck up my first impression for them, I am going to be positively mortified.

      So I have one day to commit. Any other suggestions would likely be appreciated. I've thought of Chevelle songs, but a lot of people wouldn't get the sustained notes in the chorus of The Red, and I don't have a backup singer for the end of Send The Pain Below(Which otherwise would have been my first pick).

      In the meantime, I'm very excited to be working on a cover of a Stooges song with my #1 homedizzle. That's a lot more my style.

    • 1 year ago

      lethal1ty Rhombus of Confusion
  • About Me

    Aspiring game designer/programmer looking to break into the industry. Until I find a job in the software industry though I'm working at the Fort Bend County Canine Leadership Program. We take dogs from animal services and get kids from the county's juvenile probation facility to work with them, rehabilitate them, and teach them tricks. The dogs get a second shot at a good home and the kids learn compassion and responsibility.

    I'm also a great singer, swimmer, programmer, and I am boss at Halo 5's Breakout.

    Also unicorns are rad, candy corn is the shit, and purple is the best color ever. PERIOD.


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  • Comments (7)

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

      3 years ago

      Ok found the part where she made her boots:

      www.405th.com/showthread.php/35790-KAT-ARMO...

      Hope this helps you with your costume dude!

    • Ghost1O4

      3 years ago

      The original Texas was a marine named Alison, and she died in the war, the original Texas robot was killed at the end of season 5, the next main one was killed at the end on season 8

      • lethal1ty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rhombus of Confusion

        3 years ago

        It's easy to lose track. When watching the DVD's back to back though it becomes much easier.

      • Ghost1O4

        3 years ago

        I guess there is no real Tex, only Alison and she died in the war. there have been to many Texas robots and stuff to keep track of. So, sorry, I have no answer to where the real 'Tex' is :(

      • lethal1ty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rhombus of Confusion

        3 years ago

        But that wasn't the real tex. That was only Epsilon's memory of her brought into the real world. Hence the line "I couldn't get you out of my head so I had to get you out of my head." also, it's the only reason he would be able to "forget" her at the end of season 9.

      • Ghost1O4

        3 years ago

        remember, the Tex at the end of season 8 was pulled into that storage unit, and she never came out of it, only Church did :(

      • lethal1ty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rhombus of Confusion

        3 years ago

        Not necessarily true. They found her body but it was proven as far back as Season 1 & 2 that she didn't rely on it. And they never recovered her or stated that she was dead, just that they had recovered her body. :)

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