It's been a big year for me. I no longer have the need for glasses, bought a new car, and coming up on 2 years at my job, and I actually like being there. Most anniversary journals I see are people explaining how they came into the community or how they were introduced to Rooster Teeth's content. I've already done that in previous journals. This year, I decided I wanted to be more introspective.
I was watching Jacksecpticeye's 11 million subscriber video last night, and he was randomly talking to fans on a whim because he wants to meet everyone you subscribes to his channel. It made me think of why I am part of this community, and why I do what I do. Now, I know I am not the most journal heavy or staying in the forums all day kind of person. I like interacting with the community as real people. I've gone to a couple of fan events, this will be my 5th year going to RTX(It's now just basically become a pligrimage), and even though I am incredibly shy when it comes to meeting new people, once we are friends, you find out just how now shy I am.
But RTX is my big thing. During my first couple of years going, I was the starstruck fan going and wanted to meet everyone. Now it is my 5th year going, I am not as starstruck around everyone from Rooster Teeth(except a couple of people). But the reason I keep going is because I work in the RT Store every year. I get to see everyone in the convention and hear the stories they get: who they met, what panels they got to go to, seeing the merch they are getting just so they can get that one signature they've wanted their entire lives. It shows me that our community loves being together, and they love the people of Rooster Teeth, and the content that they provide for us.
It's like Burnie has said all along, "We'll stop making content when you guys don't find it funny anymore." Now that the content provided for us has expanded to so many things(very excited for where Day 5 goes), I mean this community crowdfunded a movie that was really good, and I glad to have been a part of that opportunity. So, I will be in Austin in a week to help start the festivities of RTX 2016, and it is just my favorite time of year because it is so close to my site anniversary, I am able to share my thoughts on how much this community means to me, and I try to do what I can to make someone feel special like when I started going to RTX or being part of this community. I know I'm rambling now, but I just want to say that my life hasn't been the same since I joined this awesome community, and look forward to hopefully continue being a part of it for a long time. Love ya Guys and Girls. See ya at RTX 2016.