I've been a fan of Rooster Teeth for about 6 years now. I remember watching my first video like it was yesterday; Michael's Rage Quit for Impossible Game. I fell into the incredible wormhole that is Achievement Hunter, then my love grew from there.
I have been watching this amazing company grow and expand since then, and seeing all of their amazing content! I truly have found a group of people that I can relate to and have inspired me to be a more caring and creative person.
I grew up in a very stressful abusive home, and I found myself angry and confused most of the time. I was creatively repressed and just genuinely unhappy with my life. As a young girl who was bullied through middle school and most of high school, I felt very lonely and did not have any real friends.
When I found Achievement Hunter, I found that I could smile more and whenever I was upset and life was holding me down, I would shut away in my room and just watch hours of their Minecraft videos, RT podcast and so much more. These crazy guys all sitting in a room together, playing video games and making fun of each other became my best friends. They were so open and honest about who they were, that I wanted to be like them in that way.
It took me many years, but I finally feel like I am in a better place mentally. I think a lot of that growth came from watching their content and listening to them talk about their struggles. I feel that I have grown along with them.
So to everyone at RoosterTeeth, Achievement Hunter, Funhaus, and so many others behind the cameras, THANK YOU. You all helped me through my most depressing times, when I needed to laugh after a hard day, when I felt like I was never going to amount to anything you guys encouraged me to keep going because one day things would work out. Thank you for being true to yourselves and being creative, and just being GOOD PEOPLE. I love you all and I KNOW that you guys will continue to thrive for MANY more years to come.