I was approached by BigBite recently to write a piece in their monthly RT community magazine. I was very humbled, especially since my segment would be debuting in the volume that lands on RT's birthday. Hopefully, I will do more in the future, but for now, I present to you Kriss' Korner. Check out the issue, follow their group, and you can also find them on Twitter at BIGBITEmedia.
Welcome to the very first segment of Kriss’ Korner! I’m Jackie and Kriss is my user name on the Rooster Teeth website. It’s very nice to meet you, and I am ecstatic to be in a position to help this community grow and become better than ever. As that is my vision for joining up with Big Bite, community is what I want to write about for this special volume.
Rooster Teeth was created on April 1, 2003. That’s right, it’s RT’s birthday this month! Thirteen years of making fun and silly videos and bringing millions of people together from all over the world. As the years have gone by, the community has grown, mirroring the inevitable expansion of the company itself. From Achievement Hunter to Funhaus and now with the addition of Screw Attack, RT has brought so many people together, it is quite awe-inspiring. As SA has become part of RT very recently, I thought it would be beneficial to give you guys a rundown on them.
You find these lovely people on the RT site/Twitter under the following profiles:
Craig: RT - @CraigSkitz / Twitter – StutteringCraig
Chad: RT - @ChadScrewAttack / Twitter – ScrewAttackChad
Ben: RT – @Ben Singer / ScrewAttackBen
Shaun (aka Bolen): RT –@GameAttackBolen / Twitter - ShaunBolen
Nick: RT – @NickScrewAttack / Twitter – THENervousNick
Sam: RT – @SamScrewAttack / ScrewAttackSam
Just like RT, you can view their content at ScrewAttack.com or on the following platforms:
Now that introductions are sorted, I want to reiterate what I wrote in a previous journal when SA officially joined the RT site. Welcome them with open arms. These guys are very talented and creative and they have a lot of years under their belts. Did you know that they celebrated their 10th anniversary not too long ago? With all those years of producing content and making a name for themselves in their section of the internet, they have also created and built their own following called the g1 community. I implore you to welcome them as well. There is no us vs. them; we are all now part of the same community. That isn’t to say that one must shed themselves of one’s roots and history. Not at all. Embrace what made you become part of this community and take pride in it. Always cherish that. I also want to reassure you that we are all in this together and I am looking forward to the future to see what we can do as a community.
We all have different origin stories. We come from different backgrounds and we all have different reasons for joining the communities we have. And now, here we are as one cohesive unit. There is something for everyone and best yet when you find something that resonates with you, there is someone not too far away who has the same interests and before you know it, you’ve made a new community friend. Other than watching content, you can always check out the forums, go to RTX/SGC, and attend community events and gatherings. Those are the best ways to get involved with the community. Thanks to friends on the site, I was a part of podcasts, made collaborative video projects, hosted and participated in charity streams, created my own community gatherings… there is so much you can do. Whether you are openly active on the site or if you tend to lurk, know that you are part of something that is wonderful and inspirational.
If you’ve only watched RT content, I encourage you to browse through SA’s videos and vice versa. My personal favorites are the Death Battle videos. Absolutely phenomenal work. The bottom line is change can be scary, but if you approach it with an open mind and focus on the positive things, you can really see the beauty of such a transition.
Happy birthday, Rooster Teeth and community.
Craig, Chad, Ben, Shaun, Nick and Sam… welcome to the family. Now get to work. <3