DarkMerc

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    • DarkMerc

      PAX 2008

      6 years ago

      As I may have mentioned in my last entry, I have recently moved to Bellevue, Washington to attend the Digipen Institute of Technology. My roommate encouraged me to go with him to PAX and since I had nothing else better to do, I figured sure. This was my first convention that I had ever attended and I'm so glad I did. Not only did I get to see and play a lot of really cool upcoming games and listen in on interesting panels regarding the game industry, but I also got to see the Rooster Teeth guys during their panel and be one of the first to see the freakin' awesome new RvB project that they're working on. If you haven't seen it by now, go check out Youtube and look for anything regarding Rooster Teeth and PAX 08. You'll know what I'm talkling about.

      Still, as awesome as that was, what happened on the last day has to be one of the greatest experiences of my life. When I signed up for PAX I noticed that Rooster Teeth was one of the many sponsors and I also recalled how in several of their DVD commentaries they mentioned attending PAX each year. So I figured it would be really cool if I could get some of their autographs. I tried to talk to them on the second day of PAX, but they were surrounded by fans watching the Grifball tournament that was happening all day, so I pretty much only had the last day to try to get their autographs. It was on that morning that I decided to bring my unique copy of RvB Season 3 (instead of just a small notepad like I had originally planned) with me and see if they would be willing to sign it.

      Let me explain what made this copy so special. For one, my girlfriend, Scorpion_88, bought it for me on our 3-month anniversary. Secondly, the original box was stolen from the Gamestop that she bought it from, so they had to put the disc into a blank one. However, before she gave it to me, she went onto this website and found one of the older posters made for the 3rd season of RvB and printed it out to put on the box so that it would look at least a little like the original. I couldn't even begin to express how thoughtful it was of her to do that. Unfortunately, printer was running out of ink, which for some bizzare reason gave the whole picture a pink hue. But it didn't matter to me. All I cared about was that she was willing to do all of this for me. So naturally, that disc meant a lot to me.

      Now when I went to PAX on the third day, I made a bee-line for the Rooster Teeth booth and managed to get Gus and Matt to sign the cover of my DVD box. But the other guys hadn't arrived yet, so I decided to go check out the Dead Space demo, which was right across from them and also a very cool game. While in line, I noticed that Burnie and the others had shown up by then, so I patiently waited until after I played the demo to try to talk to them. Anyways, when I managed to ask Burnie if he'd be willing to sign my DVD, he agreed but was surprised by the cover. So I explained to him what had happened and he went ahead and signed it, seeming concerned by the fact that Gamespot hadn't done something, though what I couldn't guess. After he signed it, he asked me to wait a second and went back to the booth, looking through their merchandise to find a new copy of the 3rd Season of RvB. So at first I was thinking that maybe he was going to give me the original box to put my DVD in. But I was very surprised to find that he then went to each of the RvB guys there and had them sign their names on the cover! Not only that, but he left the movie and original packaging inside of the box and gave it to me free of charge. I was so blown away by this act of generosity and consideration for a fan that I almost didn't know what to say besides thanking him very much. Fortunately I remembered to ask him before I left how Kathleen, the voice actress of Tex, was doing since during the panel they mentioned that she had just undergone back surgery. I knew how big of a fan of Tex Scorpion_88 was, so I made sure to ask Burnie if she was ok and he replied that it was an injury more related to a consistent neck problem of hers I believe, but that she was ok and that they already sent her flowers and expected her to be just fine. So I was relieved knowing that I could tell my girlfriend that her favorite character was going to be ok.

      I can't imagine how my last day at PAX could have gone any better. It'll definitely be one of my greatest moments in life and will ensure that I'll remain a loyal fan of Rooster Teeth from now until the end of days. I'll be posting a picture of both the unique and new, fully-autographed copies of RvB Season 3 for you guys to see. Let this go to show that not only are these guys who've entertained us for so many years the most awesome group of hilarious bastards the world has ever seen, but are also always thinking about their fans and doing whatever it takes to make us smile and laugh.

    • DarkMerc

      Made it into DIGIPEN

      7 years ago

      Hey everyone. Just thought I'd let anyone who was still checkin' this profile that I'm officially enrolled in the Bachelors Degree in Real-Time Interactive Simulation at Digipen Institute of Technology, the technical school that has the best video game programming degree in the WORLD! I know, pretty sweet huh? It'll mean I'll have to move to an apartment in Washington, but it's worth it. I just thought I'd mention this as proof that dreams do come true when you have the skills (and a little luck). Hope to still stay in touch, especially after finding out that RvB is still making videos. Take care guys and gals.

    • DarkMerc

      Prepare to be jealous

      8 years ago

      My b-day has come and gone. And it was the best b-day ever. Despite my thinking it wasn't possible, I got a Nintendo Wii. And I also got God of War 2 (which so far doesn't seem as good as the first one, but still pretty cool). Now I'm having to go between GOW2 and Zelda: Twilight Princess (also an awesome game).

      The bummer is that my computer needed to be reformated by Geek Squad (at least they made me a backup of my info, which I had been meaning to do for awhile). Cost me $248 for everything. Now I need to restore my internet connection (nobody get Verizon, they suck ass, seriously). Plus, I need to run a shitload of updates for my computer once I get connected, and redo everything on iTunes. Good thing I had all my songs backed up. Anyways, it's going to be a long couple of weeks.

    • DarkMerc

      Finished Ghosts of Onyx

      8 years ago

      I have just finished reading the new Halo book, "Ghosts of Onyx," and despite the strange frequency of small grammer and spelling errors, it was a great read and very interesting. I won't reveal any of the story unless people message or comment me asking for a small summary, to which I'll do my best to sum up the events of the book and whether this could affect Halo 3's story. And now I can be considered yet another unofficial expert of the Halo storyline that exist on this site.

      So, if anyone wants to discuss the book or was confused on parts of it and had any questions about the story, feel free to message me or comment here and I'll do my best to answer your questions.

    • DarkMerc

      Sorry girls, but we make a good point

      9 years ago

      women should be a species of their own. they always want guys to do things for them but when we dont do them right they get pissed at us. women also lead on more than they should. this new species needs to be more precise about what they want like men do. we tell women what we want and need. women have guys guess on what they want and need and it drains us. so to all women out there plz read this. tell men what u want instead of having us decipher through the hidden meanings of the hidden meanings. if u want something tell us it will not be embarrassing. 98% of men who dont know what women want or need most of the time are real men. the other 2% are gay. if you are a guy and are part of this 98% plz post this in a blog or journal you have. women show us things but yet they dont want us to look at them. i ask why? if u dont want us staring at your breasts while talking to you then dont wear a shirt that shows cleavage. dont beat around the bush when telling a guy how u feel about them. we are not sensitive creatures we can handle it. if not then they are pussys. also to guys any guy that wears pink and say real men wear pink, it shows you are either gay or bi. real men do not wear pink. pink is known for being a girl's color not a guys color.

    • DarkMerc

      For Those Who Care

      9 years ago

      For those interested in knowing where I've been the last 2 weeks....as opposed to any other time that I've been offline for a long while hehe... I've been in Europe. Yep, I toured along with about 200 high school students (I was pretty much the only college student on the trip) on a tour that traveled to England, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and Germany. Our groups were two bands representing the U.S. as the Southern California Ambassadors of Music.

      The highlight of the trip....Switzerland. They freakin' LOVED US hehe. Plus they gave us our own brand of cologne, very nice. I'll fill in on the details if there are enough people interested. So comment if you are. Later.

    • DarkMerc

      Got this from another guy's journal

      9 years ago

      I liked this stuff so much I decided to put it in a journal.

      98% of teenagers does or have tried pot. If your the other 2% the copy this on your profile.

      92% of teenagers have moved on to Rap. and the other 8% listens to real music. If your one of the 8% copy this on your profile.

      92% percent of the teen population would be dead if Abercrombie and Fitch said it wasn't cool to breathe anymore. Repost this if you are one of the 8% who would be laughing your ass off

    • DarkMerc

      It's Official!

      9 years ago

      Halo 3 has been announced at this year's E3. For those of you who don't know (which is probably no one) a trailer for Halo 3 was shown at E3 (which displayed very nice cinematics and graphics). Now chances are the actual game won't look like the trailer (everyone remember Halo 2's trailer?) but it sure would be awesome if it did.

      On behalf of nearly everyone on this site, I just want to say, "Finally!!" and here's to hoping that it actually surpasses the hype that it has just created.

    • DarkMerc

      Advent Children for FREE (low quality)

      9 years ago

      For those who may remember a while ago I said that I had watched Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children online (which I still feel a little guilty for). Though the picture was small and the movie was divided into five parts, at least I got to see it and still read the subtitles. Anyways, now that the movie is out and apparently doing so well in sales (since most of the stores are sold out) I have no regrets of telling you all where I saw the movie online for free.
      The website is YouTube. I couldn't find the original one that I saw, but there was one divided into 7 parts from a guy who watched it for the same reasons. If you want to go straight to his video, click here.
      You can also just type in advent children in the search box and see music videos that some ppl have made using clips from the movie, as well as see some of the more interesting parts of the movie. Anyway, I hope you enjoy, and be sure to buy a copy of this game so that Square might make another one like it in the future (but wait until after I've bought it ok? lol). Well enjoy.

      Edit

      Here's a better list with all 7 clips of the movie, so you don't have to spend time searching for them, cuz I'm cool like that. Here it is. And mod points are appreciated. Later.

      Edit Again

      I have now joined the ranks of the many fans who own Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. My dad gave it to me, partly as a deal and as a bonus for having finished my driving lessons. I'm watching the special features as I write and I hope everyone else has a good day. Take care.

    • DarkMerc

      Need more memory

      9 years ago

      Me and my uncle spent all of yesterday trying to figure out why FEAR and the other games weren't working right, and it may not be the card's fault. I'm gonna try to get more memory. If anyone knows any good deals going on at a big name store (online stores aren't an option for now) that'd be awesome.

      Thanks, and here's to hoping that getting more memory finally fixes my ******* computer hehe. If computers were meant to play video games, there'd be no need for troubleshooting. What's the point of having great games if u can't play them? w/e Later.

  • About Me

    Relaxed, smart, and somewhat average guy with a great sense of humor. I have a fond respect for video games and my ultimate dream is to be a part of creating games that will affect gamers the same way mine's been by the great games I've played.
    I was the trombone section leader at my high school in symphonic winds and orchestra.
    Attended Long Beach City College for 3 years. Transferred to Digipen Institute of Technology. Currently in second year of the Real-Time Interactive Simulation.
    Check me out on myspace: www.myspace.com/darkmercenary if you're that interested in knowing about me hehe. I don't check it often, though.

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  • Comments (48)

    • LordChurch

      LordChurch

      6 years ago

      it was at MGM

    • SPARTAN45

      SPARTAN45

      7 years ago

      Yeah, Makie's my favorite! And are you thinking of Nodoka?

    • SteakDinner

      SteakDinner

      8 years ago

      the cd I really want is the Power Rangers a Rock Adventure cd. but it's like 100 bucks on amazon =(. I'd KILL for a copy of that cd

    • SteakDinner

      SteakDinner

      8 years ago

      ooh I'll have to check that out. and i figure you'll appreciate this, yesterday I was in Barnes & Nobles and I found this: www.amazon.com/Best-Power-Rangers-Songs-TV/dp/B000088E5O for only 3 bucks. so I obviously bought it, and I'd say it was definitely a good purchase

    • SteakDinner

      SteakDinner

      8 years ago

      I was so sad when they didn't use his for MysticForce =(

    • SteakDinner

      SteakDinner

      8 years ago

      well I'm just a general fan. but my favorite is probably Hope for the World

    • EpicPwNmatt

      EpicPwNmatt

      8 years ago

      I have spiderman for N64...and im willing to trade it to you if you make a good enough offer.

    • YourDead

      YourDead

      8 years ago

      Divergence eve. I only saw the first ep.

    • AngelKiller

      AngelKiller

      8 years ago

      I already have one of those, so I'll give you a mod. If you have anymore pics, i have plenty more mods

    • SteakDinner

      SteakDinner

      8 years ago

      We're the only two people with Ron Wasserman listed under music lol