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    • Memories

      3 years ago

      Agnt_Nevada Nerd

      ... Well. It's been a year. One entire year since it happened. Today marks the day of Monty Oum's death.

      People say that time heals all wounds, and, for the most part, they appear to be correct. It doesn't hurt as much as it did last year. That doesn't mean that it doesn't still hurt. It just means that it isn't overpowering my thoughts. Now my thoughts move to those who knew him, and how much pain they must be going through right now.

      I never got the chance to meet Monty physically. He unfortunately passed away the same year I might've gotten that chance. I originally was going to write down that I never got to meet him personally, but that isn't really true.

      I wouldn't be able to tell you what his favorite color was or what his favorite food might have been, but I still feel like I knew him because of what he did with his life.

      I got to meet Monty through the works of art he dedicated his life to creating. The animations that he made on YouTube and for Red vs Blue and the world that he created because of four colors that popped into his head. That world became, and what I think is one of the best things he ever made, the anime RWBY.

      One of the interesting rules of RWBY is that every character had to be named after a color. Every single one, with only one exception. I remember hearing about how difficult it was for him to name characters on occasion because of how so many names couldn't be used because they didn't match the rule he had set up. But he always kept to it and eventually, always got a name that was true to the character and, for me at least, absolutely awesome.

      The reason that he stuck to the color rule was because he believed that setting such rules was a gateway to creativity and, in the end, that's what Monty was all about. Creativity. Art. Imagination.

      When he passed away, his friends and family didn't ask those of us who knew him through his work to express their mourning with flowers and such. Instead they asked us to do what he would've wanted us to do, make something creative.

      So, in light of this anniversary, I would like to extend the wish once again. I'd like everyone to make something. Whether it's a picture, a poem, a script, some music, or even a well made essay. Make something. Put your heart and soul into it. Set challenges for yourself. And, always and forever, "Keep moving forward".

      Rest in peace, Monty Oum. You've inspired so much with what you've done. Thank you so much, creator, animator, and hero.

    • Happy Holidays and a Moment

      3 years ago

      Agnt_Nevada Nerd

      I wanted to spend a little time to say Happy Holidays to everyone. This is a great time of the year. A time of giving and a time for family and friends, rest and relaxation.
      But I feel that we should all spend at least one moment in silent remembrance of those whose time during the holidays won't be the same. There are many families in our home towns, states, country and the world who are not, and will never be full again. Families who have members in the armed forces or who have lost such members to horrors of war and violence. Families who have lost members to accidents. Families of our own community won't have the same holidays as others because there is an empty setting at their tables. I just want us all to spend a moment for those families who might not be as fortunate to have everyone gathered in celebration of this time of the year.
      I would like to send my condolences to the families of Kyle, Dale, and Holly, the community members who perished in the tragic accident this last summer, and to Monty Oum's family and friends across the community and the world. I know the holidays will never be truly the same for you again.
      I'm not trying to ruin the holiday cheer, and if I have I am truly sorry. This is a time to rejoice in what we have by exchanging gifts to those we love and care for. I just felt that something like this deserved to be said. I would like us all to just spend a moment or two in loving remembrance of those who can't be here to enjoy the holidays with us.
      One last time, I would like to say Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and get ready for a brand new year. Let's try to make it one of joy, and cheer, especially for those who have lost so much in this last one.

    • Homework Surprise

      3 years ago

      Agnt_Nevada Nerd

      You know, I don't think I ever expected to compare Peter Pan to Satan. I stand corrected. Thanks a lot, Jane Yolen.

    • A Long Fought Battle

      4 years ago

      Agnt_Nevada Nerd

      After several years of happy, dedicated, and loyal service, my Xbox 360 has moved on to technology heaven. It has become unusable due to a problem with the disc drive. I honestly feel a little like a well loved pet has died. There are a lot of memories held in that old 360. Blood, sweat, tears. At least those memories will be able to continue. The hard drive is still working so the heart and soul of my 360 still lives on, just not its body. Farewell, Xbox. It's been one badass run.

    • "Ten Fingered Johnny" By Paul and Storm Verse 1

      4 years ago

      Agnt_Nevada Nerd

      "Ten-Fingered Johnny on the first day of July. He loved the season's grand displays of fireworks in the sky.
      (Way, hey, toora, loora, lay)
      And so he drove across the state line to the fireworks stand. He came back with a string of firecrackers in his hand. He struck a match and lit them up and everybody ran. Except for Johnny. Way, Hey, BOOM and up she goes."

    • Why am I a fan?

      4 years ago

      Agnt_Nevada Nerd

      This might be a little because I have a bit of a story to tell.
      I want to be honest. I discovered Rooster Teeth completely by accident. My first contact with Rooster Teeth was when my brother found the first episode of Red vs Blue season three. We laughed our asses off when we saw that. Some time later that video came back to my mind and I sat down and began seriously watching Red vs Blue and I immediately fell in love with the series. After a while I realized that there was an entire site full of content from Rooster Teeth, and as I explored the site, my love for Rooster Teeth only grew.
      Something I have always loved about Rooster Teeth was the company's ability to seemingly sense what I would enjoy. I loved the comedy that the Blood Gulch Chronicles introduced me to and the story that grew from the question "Why are we here?" When I was preparing to go to college, I was suddenly presented with four awesome, quirky girls who were about to experience the exact same thing I was. I didn't feel so alone because of that. And as I grew more and more involved with gaming, I discovered Achievement Hunter and a whole new world of entertainment from them. A group of people who make their living just by playing games and being themselves. I've found so many games that I love from them because they enjoyed them and decided to play them over and over again. Whenever I need to see something to make me laugh, I know Achievement Hunter will be able to help because of who they are.
      I am a fan of you guys for a simple reason. You make me feel at home. Rooster Teeth has always been like an extended family to me for the simple reason that you guys make content that you like and are passionate about. You guys just act like you and I feel like I'm watching my family that I can't see personally. You poke fun at each other and you work together and you care. I am a fan because you care about each other, the community, and the work you do. And because you care, I feel like being a fan allows me to be part of the Rooster Teeth family, that works, celebrates, mourns, and grows together.
      I am a fan because you are there for me when I need you and so that I can be there for you when you need me. I am a fan because we're all a family.
      @RTContests

    • 4/1

      4 years ago

      Agnt_Nevada Nerd

      I find it kind of funny how I've simply forgotten that April 1st is April Fools Day. Happy Birthday Rooster Teeth! You have been a wonderful part of my life and I can't wait for the years of joy to continue.

    • RTX

      4 years ago

      Agnt_Nevada Nerd

      Whelp, it's official. I am going to RTX 2015! My first convention... ever... of all time.

    • Monty Oum

      4 years ago

      Agnt_Nevada Nerd

      As I am sure you all know, Monty Oum, the creator of RWBY and one of the lead animators for Rooster Teeth has died at age 33.
      Monty was more than just a show creator and animator for me. He was one of my biggest heroes. Monty had the kind of imagination that could create entire universes that people could love and envision and enter into perfectly, suspending disbelief and embracing what was presented. While he wasn't a writer for the content he made, he literally brought characters to life with his animation and imagination.
      He had a work ethic that was legendary. After finishing the second volume of RWBY, he put aside maybe five minutes to talk about how awesome he thought it was before getting right to work on volume 3. He started RWBY at the height of crunch time for Red vs Blue season 10, just because he had an idea built on four colors.
      His ethic and example are things I will use to motivate myself for the rest of my life. I honestly feel like a part of me has died as well. I don't have to completely imagine what his wife, family, and friends must be going through right now, having lost close family myself.
      I am proud to have been touched by this man's genius and creativity. It has already inspired me to do so much and I imagine it will inspire me to do so much more. Thanks to the six degrees of connection, I have been touched by some great people through others and now, I can pass on another great man and mind to the generations to come. Monty Oum.
      Rest in Peace creator, hero, and friend. Go impress the Hell out of God, because I don't think even He is expecting how incredible you are.

    • Final Killer

      4 years ago

      Agnt_Nevada Nerd

      Finals week has arrived! Five finals have decided to come and visit me for this event. Four stayed the weekend and those bitches are dead. I love take home assignments. smiley1.gif

  • Comments (3)

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

      4 years ago

      AHA! First one to leave a comment! I feel special. And, yes, I finally set this up.

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

        4 years ago

        Oh Please. This is me we are talking about. You are lucky I remembered my password Little Bro.

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

        4 years ago

        About fracking time!

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