2 years ago
Well, it's been a long time, hasn't it? Funny how life slips away sometimes. Not that it should be much of a surprise, but this journal is going to be about the tenth anniversary of Rooster Teeth.
Where to start, where to start? Rooster Teeth. Two basic words of the English language that, when put together, make sense to only a few people, but to those few...they are more than just words. They are powerful, strong, emotional even. To some, it means home. To some, a place to slip away from home. If you're like me, it's a place to find yourself, or save yourself from your thoughts. Rooster Teeth is home to a large variety of people, and without it, I think it's fair to say the world would be different. I would be different. Burnie, Matt, Gus, Geoff, and Joel got together 10 years ago and started something that I don't think they would have ever imagined becoming this massive, this crazy, this...beautiful. They've gone to a small room to one of the most talent filled buildings of the best people the Internet has seen. They truly rode the wave of technology and development and became what few can even dream. A place where adults, teenagers, lost or down, or even just wanting to feel like a kid again could all come together and talk about something they loved. While I may not be as old or as knowledgeable as some of the folks here...I think I can say I didn't imagine, when I sat down those 5 years ago to watch Season 5, that one day THIS would exist. Hell, Achievement Hunter wasn't even a thing when I started getting in to RT. Look at it now, a bunch of great guys sitting in an office all day playing games together, and making those guides...sometimes ( ).
While the days of Mod Points, +1 Cool's and image erasures are behind us (thankfully, for the last one...), RT is going through it's biggest growth yet, and there ain't no stoppin' us nooooww *cough*, and hopefully there won't be. While I may not like all of these changes, I still love to sit down with a little bit of Sarge, Grif, Simmons, Donut, Doc, Caboose, Church, Tucker, Wash, Wade, Sam, Chalmers, Tobar, Nikki, and everybody else and have a great time getting lost in worlds and stories that we all love.
So, with that, I've come to my end. Thank you for the ten years of life Rooster Teeth. Thank you for saving me from going to the darkest corners of myself with your comedy, light heartedness, nerdiness, and stories. Thank you for making me feel like I belonged somewhere, even when I didn't want to belong anywhere. I'll never forget all the good times, and I look forward to even more of them. Hell, maybe even RTX one of these years ( wish I could be at RTX 2013).
Thanks for the love,
P.S. Seriously...Strangerhood Season 2. Wouldn't be opposed to the announcement. C'mooooon!
2 years ago
So as it is quite obvious to everybody at this point, 2012 is drawing to a close. It's been a hell of a year for me, and it went by so fast. I feel like I grew up so much this year, probably the most growing up I've ever done.
I had my first kiss at the beginning of the year with my lovely girlfriend (now of 1 year and 2 months! ). I went through my 4 year anniversary on RT, and became a Sponsor for the first time. I finished off my Junior year of high school in June. I worked in my uncles' liquor store putting up shelving and other things for the bigger building he built. This was quite a life changer for me, I did a lot of physical labor, was outside a large potion of the day, and I talked with my cousins a lot. Then in late July, I got my first car, license, and my first job, at my local Target. All that in one week meant that I really had to grow up quickly, and I did. It was the greatest feeling that I've had, being free, working, maturing. Then in late August I started my Senior year. I only go to school until 11:10 every day, with the exception of the vocational class on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.which lasts until 12:45. My Senior year is kind of a train wreck but quite frankly, half of the time I don't give a shit and I'm more concerned about my job.
In October, I passed a year with my girlfriend, and it was a really fun experience. I got her a necklace for our anniversary and she really liked it, and it looks really cute on her. In mid November my Yiayia (paternal Grandma) passed away. That made it tough for me for a little while, because I miss(ed) her. In all honesty though, I came to terms with it quickly because I know that her death was quick and painless, and that's enough for me. This holiday season, I put a few hundred hours in at work between November and December, which was quite a challenge, but I got the holidays off to go see my family. Speaking of which, I just got back from visiting them, and while I was up there, I turned 18! That was pretty exciting. I saw THE HOBBIT in 3D HFR and spent time with my family.
Drawing the year to a close, I'm sitting here wrapped up under my girlfriends' new quilt on the couch next to her, and I'm happy as I can be for a sick guy. This year was a good one. With a year this good, I can't wait to see what next year has in store for me going to college.
Wishing all of you a Happy New Year,
2 years ago
Hey guys. I know I haven't posted a journal in like 4 months, so I thought I'd make a quick one. I've been pretty busy with my job and school and all that stuff, so I haven't been able to sit down and freely type out stuff as much. I really will some time soon, because as you might have noticed from my tweets, I've been pretty fucked up lately. My life is kind of a wreck and I'm having issues with a lot of things. My relationship is in shambles and I'm more confused about my feelings than ever. My grandma who was like a second mother to me just passed. I don't sleep well. I like bringing unnecessary pain to myself. I don't have much time to game. I'm always working hard at my job. That's the sort version of my current life. Hopefully sometime soon I can sit down and write more. I miss being a part of this community more than anything else right now. I need to do more than just watch videos. I need to be active again, for my own sake. I love you guys.
2 years ago
Hey guys, it's been a while hasn't it? Sorry for that. I've been saying "I'll write an RT Journal today" for the past month and a half and I never got around to it. So how are all of you doing these days? Good? Good. I think I'll attempt to summarize my last oh...3ish months of life in this journal. Warning: this gets personal and sad at the end, be gentle.
First off, I finished Junior year on June 7th (I think) and that was fun. Somber, but fun. Reality set in that I was going to be a Senior. Beginning of my summer was uneventful but I did quite a few personal things, like visiting my family for a week and playing loads of games. Hit 95% completion rating overall with my achievements this summer, by finishing off old games and starting and perfecting new ones. That was awesome. Jumping ahead slightly, I hit 20000G on August 15th. I doubled my Gamerscore since 12-30-11, which to me is a really proud moment.
Back to mid summer. I hung out with my girlfriend quite a bit, and drove a bunch to prepare for my driver's license test. During June and July I helped my uncle build his new liquor store, which was fun. I meant to make a journal about that and post pictures, which I neglected to do. Maybe I'll post the pictures eventually. July 15th I got my first car, a 2004 Saturn Ion, as seen...right here:
It's an amazing car and it's been pretty good to me so far. 112000 miles on it now, and I've pretty much gotten all I need to done on it. That Saturday, July 28th, I got my license, which was nerve racking and exciting. So happy to finally be "grown up" in that aspect. The last bit of growing up I did this summer was getting a job, on July 31st I was hired as a Cashier at my local Target. It's a pretty good job for a mostly inexperienced teenager to start with.
On August 4th I went to my first metal festival, with the lineup being: God Forbid, Emmure, Trivium, Killswitch Engage, and the main act...Five Finger Death Punch! They were awesome and put on an amazing set. I'll definitely remember it for the rest of my life. So amazing. Also, while Trivium played, the bassist came out to the mosh pit behind me and played. That was fucking cool. (I was going to add something else here, but I forgot while I was typing. Derp.)
This past month I've been working and sorting things out for life and school which has been less than fun. But, it's all a part of getting older. Here I am, at nearly midnight the night before my Senior year of High School, writing a journal for the whole Baker's Dozen of you who watch me, and for what reason? Because I'm a seventeen year old kid with mild aspirations and no place to go but forward, and fast. I have less than a year remaining in my home town, and you know what? That freaks me the fuck out. This is the time of my life that I thought I'd never get to when I was a kid, like the feeling that you'd never be able to see over the movie store when you were a child, but even more distant. Now that I've gotten here, I understand what everybody meant when they said "high school are some of the best years of your life", because I don't want it to end. Everything I know changes after this. But I have to do it. I have to go on, grow up, and go to college. You know what though? I'm scared as fuck.
3 years ago
So I decided to make a sort of prediction/thoughts journal about Season 10. I'm going to say what I found and inferred, and you guys can share your thoughts as well. That's what this journal is here for.
Ok first off, the Season 10 premiere? Yeah, that was awesome. So excited for this season. Anyhow, I watched Season 9 today for the 5th time and noticed some things. Toward the end, CT is talking to some one who will be pretty important to this season, one of the rebel leaders, as seen here:
And I know that because of this still from Season 9:
Which means that one of the big conflicts this season is going to be CT constantly betraying the Freelancers as seen in the season premiere .
I'm pretty sure this is that "line" that she kept talking about with Wash and the board of best operatives thing. Which explains the whole thing where CT was in the desert and had killed all of those people.
I just noticed this and thought I should point it out.
Another prediction: The big end (or maybe the middle...at least somewhere) fight will be between Tex and Carolina in the past/flashback Freelancer story, which is how she possibly was "killed" the first time.
Last one: I think that the Meta/Maine didn't die in the end of Season 8. They never showed him dead, I have no reason to believe that he is dead. I'm sure he'll be making a nice appearance at some point this Season other than in the past.
As mentalfusion once said: If I'm right get a million points.
After this season...I think we'll know for sure that it wasn't always Red vs Blue
3 years ago
So, today marks me having my Xbox for one year, and instead of writing a super long journal about it, I'll just give the basic stats of what I've done in a year.
7 retail completions, 20 Arcade completions
EDIT: Trueachievements, what I use to get my percentile, accounts for DLC that I dont have. My actual percent yesterday was 89.31%/100%
Far too many.
BrownMan (Ray) 308055G
Crazy Jezus (Mike) 142690G
DazzleShine (Brenna) 11830G
DeathreauUSC (Mark) 169515G
Epic KxLIVE (Rashun) 37325G
elrynder (Yioti) 16275G
GL46383 (James) 19195G
Hot Sauce4269 (Sean) 9933G
Hurricane Ham (Hammy!) 200885G
IAmSuperMoose (Ashley) 7275G
Insidious Yoink (Joe/Yoink) 69848G
iSayWhat (JimJam) 26097G
JakeIsMrLolski (Jake) 26225G
Jakey232 (Jake) 28386G
JC Jones 004 (Jones) 20167G
Level 75 Noob (Tony) 59515G
markthedart11 2 (Mark) 18862G
NiveousWinter (Courtney) 10500G
OneAndOnlyTex (Kathleen, the RT staff member) 325G
RvB Husky (Aiden) 28440G
Sanders1987 (Aaron) 53475G
Sekrim (Sean, the RT one) 28915G
ShadowSham (Shamazzle) 31248G
SliestAnt768 (Me) 380G
soothsayer57 (Brandon) 56020G
Spartan089PRO (Patrick) 4823G
StripyReaper (George) 61725G
tictac472222 (Me) 0G
TUSKANY (Jake) 12225G
WolfScar III (Chris/Wolf) 16240G
zepman6 (Olaf) 9575G
Zoltan37 (Dickbutt) 23619G
And that's about it. I had many fun times, and I hope another year proves the same. I passed 2 goals, 10000G before 2012, and 15000G before one year. Next year's goal? 30000G. I can do it, I know I can.
See you on the battlefield,
Sorry, I got lazy with the colors, it took too much work.
3 years ago
So with Ray moving to Texas tomorrow, I thought I'd write a sort of a good-bye journal...which is going to end up sounding like a "love letter" more or less. So here...we...go
Ray, my good man. I have so much to say about you and how awesome you are. Without you, I practically wouldn't be half of the RT member I am. Without you, I wouldn't know Hammy, or MisterSir, Dylon, and so many more people that are awesome. I remember the first time I had any sort of interaction with you, during a Halo: Reach playdate last summer, when I barely knew who you were. we played on the same team, and Michael was supposed to be on our team, but he left. Good times were had that night, because that was the start of me trying to be a good AH member. Shortly after that I got my Twitter account, and obviously, I started following you and learning about you. You were, and still are, in the top 5 of my favorite people to follow. I was always happy to read one of your tweets, because there was a chance I could say something and you'd reply to me, which was always really cool!
A few months after that, we both got Dead Island and I came to help you out with the 'People Person' achievement, and I remember wanting to stay as long as I could in your game, just so I could make casual conversation with you. Yeah, I'm a little lame but it was cool to talk to you. And then there was Portal 2. We both needed the 'Friends List with Benefits' achievement, so you let me add you on XBL for that achievement. That, to me was the coolest thing that has ever happened to me on Xbox in the slightly less than a year that I've had my Xbox. We did that achievement, then during the weekend, we did all of Portal 2 co-op together. That was SO much fun, both because I love Portal, and that I played it with you (although we could have done without Spartan in the party for all of that time...). I will always remember that day fondly.
Of course we had the Dead Island DLC that we did with Hammy and Jones, and GCI after that. Plus that night you were super duper kind and helped me out with the harder missions in Saints Row the Third. All equally fun times were had.
When it comes down to it dude, you made me the gamer I am right now. You influenced me to get many of the games I have, to become a perfectionist, and a strategist (more or less) for achievements. I really owe a lot to you for all you've done for me, man. I hope you have the greatest time of your life in Texas, because you deserve it. I mean come on, you have a job that I'm sure about 1000000 people want! I hope that I can meet you someday, and I know I will try my damnedest to make sure it happens. If only I wasn't underage, I'd go to RTX to meet you this year instead of next year. I just hope this isn't the end of the road for us, because you're my favorite dude. I always enjoy talking to you, even if it is for just a minute. I hope we get to play some more games together down the road, because I always enjoy helping you out in any way. Good luck moving to Texas tomorrow, I hope everything goes well.
P.S. I hope this didn't sound really creepy, it ended up a bit sappier than I thought it would
3 years ago
9 years. 9 wonderful years. I'd like to wish a Happy 9th Birthday to the place we all call home, Rooster Teeth. It's been amazing following you guys these past 5 years (but tictac, you've only been a member for 4 years! Shut up, I heard of them 5 years ago, I just took time to be a fan ) and I really can't wait to see what (y)our future has in store. I know the company will continue to grow and become even more awesome, but how much awesome that will be had is unknown. I can't wait to see what (presumably,) Burnie posts today for the big news. Who's with me?!
Happy Birthday you guys. Thank you for giving all of the nerds, geeks, Halo lovers, etc. of the world an awesome home to let our thoughts be heard, and not be judged. And a final thank you for giving me the life I currently have. Without Rooster Teeth, I honestly have NO idea where I would be in life. I love each and every one of you dearly.
Much love to the community and RT,
3 years ago
Remember that fella JCJones004 that I mentioned in my Sponsor journal yesterday? Well hey, guess what? It's his birthday! So all of you should totally go leave a nice comment on his page wishing him a good one! Or mention something about buttsex, he likes that too.
And on a related note, being a sponsor is very nice
You guys are the best!
3 years ago
As the clock finally turns on my page from 3 years being a member, to 4 years being a member, I've done something that I've wanted to do since I joined the site back in 2008, but never had the resources or driving purpose to do it. I've become a sponsor.
If you've been reading my journals, you know that I am a huge fan of the community, both on Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter (I view them somewhat separately), and all of you mean so much to me. I'm really happy to join part of the "in" crowd if you will, and gaining the ability to do this is amazing. You guys are really the best, and I'm happy to call all of you my brothers and sisters if you guys would let me. I've been an only child, and I feel closer to all of you guys, most of whom I have not met, than alot of people. Thanks for letting me be a part of your lives. I think I'll do a bit of reflecting, if I haven't ever before.
How it all started
Well in late 2007, my friend of (now) 10 years, Jayce showed me this little Internet show called Red vs. Blue (you may have heard of it) and I started watching The Blood Gulch Chronicles, really out of order mind you, and I fell in love. Over this long process of watching the entire show and loving it, I kept visiting the site...and coming back again...and again. And on the glorious day of March 3rd, 2008, I signed up. At the time, Jayce had the username gamefreak3o3 and he was my only friend...for years. After watching what I believe was the semi-current RvB of the time (or just the last I remember) Recovery One, I fell out for a bit. I returned for every season, logged in and all, but didn't post much. I never found a big reason to. But that all changed on June 14th, 2011, when I found a reason to post again. I had won my Xbox, and I use AH every day, and I was getting caught up on all of the series that had come out. The rest is history told via my journals, but one regret I have was not being active til this year. That was dumb on my part, I was missing out. I'm glad to have met everybody I have, and I'll always remember the fun times I've had gaming with all of you, especially Ray, being as up and coming as he is , and I hope for more.
So I'm done. this is going to be kinda of a short journal, but I hope it's sweet. 4 years on the site. It's all gone so fast. So what I want all of you do to is one thing: leave me a comment about your favorite time you've had with me in the community, or your favorite memory about me. Hell, even leave your favorite memory about the community in general. I'll be listening and reading all of them, and I love learning about all of you. And as always with me:
Much love to all of you in the community,
P.S. This is what I have been counting down to all week.