GB330033 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whoops, looks like somet

29 years old
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from Austin, TX

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    • All good things must come to an end

      1 year ago

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      This is a journal I've been writing in my head for about three months, and it's finally time to put it to text and post it...

      Let's cut right to the chase - I'm resigning as the President, CEO, and Event Director of RT SideQuest. I plan to stay on until things transition to someone else or the end of the calendar year, whichever comes first. I fully expect RTSQ to continue to do awesome things, because it's bigger than me.

      Annnnnd I just deleted the rest of this journal because it was a bit rambling and I couldn't edit it right to say exactly what I feel. So I guess if anyone has any questions about the hows and the whys feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer?

    • A thing that literally just happened...

      2 years ago

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      So I decided to start typing up a list of proposed fixes/solutions for RT to implement to help the community regain some lost ground, because as @Newbs said last night (in much more eloquent terms), just bitching doesn't really get us anywhere.

      One of the first things written down was "Make sure the upcoming app enables the community to interact via journals/forums/comments/etc", because right now even though the website has a mobile view and works better than the old one did on phones and tablets and such, it's still not a great experience.

      Then I saw the tweet about an announcement and the tease about an app. Neat! What timing! I promptly checked the App Store for it, downloaded it to my iPad, and started poking around.

      I see a feed full of videos - cool.
      I see a tab for shows - cool.
      I see a tab for live broadcasts - very cool!
      I see a tab for the store - okay...
      I see a tab to log into my profile - !!!

      Oh.

      Wait.

      That just loads my (non-existent) video watchlist.

      There's zero community interactivity in this app.

      There are videos and ads for things in the RT store.

      There are no comments. There are no forums. There are no journals.

      Got it.


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    • Do you ever wonder...

      2 years ago

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      ...why we're here?

    • Post-RTX Real Talk

      2 years ago

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      The community features on this site are still hella broken/awful, and that's just fucking shameful following the largest community event of the year.

      People should be able to interact and find each other on here after hanging out at RTX, but that's still really difficult. I ranted a bit about this on our Cultivating a Community panel, because part of finding and building your own community group/event involves using the tools on this site. Those tools are still fucked though...

      • The group page is (As it always has been) sorted by size. Shouldn't the new site make that experience better? Why not sort by recent activity? Also, why not kill off the "Official" groups?
      • Group search results are sorted by closest match, NOT size or activity. A search for "Minnesota" should probably return RT MN earlier than 12th. Three spam groups are listed higher than one of the most active community groups, and that's a damn shame
      • Old group links weren't redirected to the new ones, meaning community groups have to go and re-link themselves on any other web presence they may have. And don't even get me started on what that did to RTSQ's Community Compendium...
      • Group posts show up as posts from the individual, losing the group branding
      • Groups can't have banners yet, apparently
      • Community event pages lost the ability to have images and didn't gain the ability to have banners
      • Community event pages have NO way to communicate with other attendees, a HUGE loss from the old site
      • And probably a few other things I'm forgetting...

      Again, don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to imply that Adam and the rest of his team aren't doing a good job or anything like that. I know that they're trying to fix things up. Sometimes in the tech world you get handed a pile of dogshit, not even lemons, and have to try to make lemonade.

      I'm just still very disappointed in the decision to launch a new version of what has always been called "the community site" with so many things broken for the community.

      Our community deserves better, and I won't stop bringing these things up until the situation improves. Because I fucking love you guys.


      Edit: And I guess formatting is still kinda fucked too? Because there should be bullet points up there. Oh well.

    • RTSQ Presents: Community Content tickets

      2 years ago

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      Coming to RTX? Want to see a FREE show at The Alamo Drafthouse, featuring content created by fellow RT Community members? Then RSVP to RTSQ Presents: Community Content!

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      http://rtsidequest.ticketbud.com/rtsq-presents-com...

    • Oh.

      2 years ago

      GB330033 Whoops, looks like somet

      So group news posts don't actually come from the group anymore?

      That makes sense.

    • Real Talk Y'all

      2 years ago

      GB330033 Whoops, looks like somet

      So, this new site looks pretty, and I'm excited for what the future holds. However, it's definitely not for me right now. Things are just a bit too rough around the edges on the community side.

      It seems like a ton of work was put into the video side of things, which is awesome and totally justified for a production company like RT which has "Comedy" as their first tenet. It's really awesome that the new video player seems to work far and wide on everything from Internet Explorer to Chrome to the new Edge browser in Windows 10. But quite frankly, videos aren't why I'm here.

      I'm here for the community. You know, that third tenet up there alongside "Comedy" and "Gaming". Core community things like the forums, groups, and events are really rough right now. For instance, I can't even GET to the forums. I can't edit the community event for RTSQ Presents: Community content, and I'm too afraid of breaking something to start creating new events for the rest of the RTSQ events happening at RTX.

      I know this sounds like I'm shitting on the hard work that went into this site, but I'm really not. I'm a tech guy. I've talked to Adam about the difficulties he's faced in building a new site. I know the insane amount of effort that has to go into doing something like this. Much respect.

      So if I'm not just being a debbie downer and shitting all over the new site, what am I doing? Well, I'm pretty much saying that you won't see me here very much until things clear up. Maybe it'll just be a week? Maybe it won't be until after RTX? I don't know. I'll pop in to check messages and such I suppose, but until things are smooth your best bet to get in touch with me is Twitter.

    • 2 years ago

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    • The Hollow Website

      2 years ago

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      This is the way the website ends
      This is the way the website ends
      This is the way the website ends
      Not with a bang but a whimper.

    • Oh hey there

      2 years ago

      GB330033 Whoops, looks like somet

      It's been a while. How is everyone?

      I'm in a weird funk. RTX and RTX SideQuest are in just over a month and I'm not feeling the excitement like I usually do. Just feeling overwhelmed and overworked and all those fun things.

      So let me live through you! What is everyone most excited about as far as RTX is concerned? Let me leech some of your HYPE

  • Comments (152)

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

      2 years ago

      It's the guy you can blame for the shaky interview footage. And the Frank Miller thing. And part of the Nutella thing.

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

      2 years ago

      So I apparently missed the Sidequest tickets went on sale at the end of March. I'd been checking the main website, but I guess I never bothered to investigate the "Tickets" tab. Well I'm going to the Charity Auction and Barlympics at least. This leaves me more money for booze.... I mean charity.

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

      2 years ago

      Hey Grady. In the past, when did the RTX Sidequest farewell BBQ at the Salt Lick begin and end. After all these years, I'm finally going to come to the BBQ! I'm in the process of booking my flights for RTX and I'd like to know how much time I should give myself.

      Thanks Grady!

      -James

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

        2 years ago

        Capital! (I really don't say that irl, but it's still kind of fun). Thanks Grady!

      • GB330033 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whoops, looks like somet

        2 years ago

        Huzzah! Food is usually served around 12:30 and we hang out and eat until 3 or so. I'd recommend setting your flight for 6 or later.

    • Arcanon_Noir

      2 years ago

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      Saw this on reddit..made me think of you at RTX.

      • GB330033 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whoops, looks like somet

        2 years ago

        Yesssssssss

    • CanOWoopMeta

      2 years ago

      Happy Valentine's Day!

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

      2 years ago

      Happy Warm Fuzzies Day! Yay SideQuest. Bummed y'all (see, I still remember my roots) can't make it to PAX East this year, but we'll see you in Austin.

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

      2 years ago

      Happy Valentine's Day, Grady! Thank you for all the work you do with SideQuest. Your passion for this community and the charities you help has inspired me greatly. Your willingness to lend a hand to fans both here and on other sites is awesome.

      This comment brought to you by the Warm Fuzzies Project. Now go spread the love. smiley12.gif

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

      2 years ago

      Happy Warm and Fuzzies day!

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      Happy Warm and Fuzzies to our favorite Mod / RT Sidequest Organizer/ UT super fan!

      -Your friendly neighborhood RT Community Economist:
      -James

    • Laurin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 2D Artist

      2 years ago

      We weren't friends before?! ._.

      • GB330033 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whoops, looks like somet

        2 years ago

        Yeah. I don't know either. It actually happens pretty often to me!

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

      2 years ago

      Thank you for the gift! I'm going to surely tear into that book! It's great!

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

        2 years ago

        Even based on the cover and excerpts on the back, etc, it seems like it'll be something that fits in GREAT with me wanting to teach Kindergarten. I'm all about that stuff! :)

      • GB330033 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whoops, looks like somet

        2 years ago

        I'm glad it got there and I'm glad you like it! Like I said, it was recommended by my wife (HS Chemistry teacher) so I hope it's a good one!

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

      2 years ago

      Friend?

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

        2 years ago

        No I did. I just decided to keep going. :P

      • GB330033 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whoops, looks like somet

        2 years ago

        ...please tell me you got my jokes and I don't look like a total asshole

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

        2 years ago

        lol. Not quite or else I would not have the funds to plan to go to RTX instead of a local anime con

      • GB330033 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whoops, looks like somet

        2 years ago

        Your job's a joke, you're broke, and your love life's DOA.

        Okay, I'm done now

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

        2 years ago

        lol. I figured and part of my mind was wanting to make an E.T. reference but the motion was not shared by the rest and the motion was denied by committee.

      • GB330033 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whoops, looks like somet

        2 years ago

        So no one told you life was gonna be this way?

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

      3 years ago

      Hi Grady-
      Thank you for taking the time to do the harassment on the site discussion; I'm catching up and listening now via You Tube. Your time, energy and thoughts are much appreciated.
      -nj

      • GB330033 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whoops, looks like somet

        3 years ago

        Thanks for listening! I (obviously) feel very strongly that the RT community needs to be a place where everyone feels welcome and safe, and it breaks my heart to think that some people don't feel that way. But we, as a community, can make it better!

    • craZboy87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Guardian Hat

      3 years ago

      If anybody asks, the Cultivating a Community panel is here at 43:36.

    • Razorx243 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      How difficult do you think it would be to attend both the charity auction and the go kart thing jack is putting on?

      • GB330033 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whoops, looks like somet

        3 years ago

        The auction runs from 8pm until about midnight. I have no idea what the schedule for the race event is. Given the distance between the two events (at least a 30 minute drive) I expect it'd be tough to do both

    • Pyromasso

      3 years ago

      The Mega Man Mega Buster Gun Replica. This looks sweet! Unfortunately, it's not shipping until 20XX.

      www.thinkgeek.com/product/1e9c/

      Would you add this to your Mega Man outfit?

      • GB330033 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whoops, looks like somet

        3 years ago

        It's supposed to be arriving as "in stock" two days before my birthday, soooooo... smiley0.gif

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

      3 years ago

      Haha, sorry, I honestly don't understand your reply on Jack's go kart post! I've got a pretty glaring social handicap. If it was just I came off as whining (not sure how, but hey, this is the internet), I do know how overlapping/packed event schedules are, I've been to plenty. Just super excited for the good coming out of all the charity going on, glad to be a part of it too. smiley0.gif Thanks for being a part of it, yourself! Suppose I'll see you at some point during the sidequest events, cheers!

      • GB330033 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whoops, looks like somet

        3 years ago

        It's all good!

    • Cheyza

      3 years ago

      Who whole I talk to about the charity auction items (as in where to send one to)?

      • Cheyza

        3 years ago

        Thank you!

      • GB330033 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whoops, looks like somet

        3 years ago

        Ping our donations team by filling out the form at rtsidequest.com/auction-donations

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      3 years ago

      Since it is out there in the public eye, and much speculation will be had (including from me), what's going on with Barb over Kat?

      • buckeyedon Crackpottist

        3 years ago

        Thank you for the clarification.

        I did not know that she had not been with RT for months now.

      • GB330033 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whoops, looks like somet

        3 years ago

        Oh I see what you're asking. I misunderstood your original post. We didn't choose Barbara over Kathleen or anything like that. Kathleen hasn't been with RT for months; she's been doing her own thing, which is awesome.

        As a charitable organization that works within the RT community, we figured it made sense to have an RT staff member as our representative for Over the Edge. And with since our mission is to connect community and charity, Barbara, the community manager, was the logical choice.

        There was no picking one person over another or anything like that happening. We asked Barbara to do it because that made the most sense to us. Kathleen was our inspiration for the whole thing and we totally support her efforts. We even said as much in our announcement.

        Anything happening beyond that I have no knowledge of and can't really speak to.

        Post edited 5/20/14 12:49PM

      • buckeyedon Crackpottist

        3 years ago

        With Make-A-Wish anticipating Kat to repeat and represent RT SQ, and you guys going with Barb (you are in charge), the talk behind the scenes is quite... rampant and ugly.

        Just thought you should know.

      • GB330033 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whoops, looks like somet

        3 years ago

        I honestly have no idea. It's not my business to know, and if I did it wouldn't be my business to share.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      3 years ago

      Can you tell me if I bought at ticket to sidequest stuff for RTX? I paid for a couple different things and can't remember if I thought to buy sidequest tickets or not.

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

      3 years ago

      Amazing PAX SQ, hope all the extra food went to some good, it certainly killed my fit for RTX progress so far-- but I'm certainly not complaining!

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

      3 years ago

      RT invited me to come down to see the new office at the end of April AND I've got RTX stuff to do with the B-Dunks...

      We should totally go out for dinner or something because I miss you and Julia so very much smiley12.gif

      • GB330033 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whoops, looks like somet

        3 years ago

        Um. Yes. Let me know which days you'll be here and we'll make plans!

    • BaghdadBean

      3 years ago

      Were you trying to ping my radar? RT ate my alerts before I could check them.

    • BlackPenguin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Guardian x7; Panel Lead

      3 years ago

      So, I was the first to click attend on this month's RT Community Day. The current order seems suspicious though.

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      SORCERY.

      • BlackPenguin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Guardian x7; Panel Lead

        3 years ago

        I knew about the staff/admin/mod priority, but I always figured the rest was based on first come first serve. Then again I'm an early user too so maybe I just never noticed it before since we're dinosaurs and older than everyone.

      • GB330033 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whoops, looks like somet

        3 years ago

        Nah, just UID shenanigans. Events (and a few other things around the site) sort members based on cast/crew status first, admin/mod status second, and then "regular" members by user id. I think mine is in the 400s, so I'm usually near the top

    • SailorGirl81 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper Of Kittens

      3 years ago

      Sidequest. Need I say more?

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

      3 years ago

      Happy Valentine’s Day, Grady! I really admire all the work you do to help develop the community and its members. I’m really looking forward to all the SideQuest events and I can’t wait to meet you at RTX!

      This comment brought to you by the Warm Fuzzies Project. Now go spread the love. smiley12.gif

    • Audrey Spread The Love!

      3 years ago

      Brutally-Honest-Disney-Valentines-Kuzco.
      Grady, you do so much amazing work for the community. I just want to take a moment right now to tell you how appreciated it all is. RTSQ is flat-out amazing. You rock, dude!
      If you'd like to pass along the love, check this out! smiley12.gif

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

      3 years ago

      Happy Valentines Day!

      Thanks for being a great friend to me and keep up all the amazing work you do! smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley12.gif

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    • ayapa

      3 years ago

      MegaRan has 3 shows so far for SXSW this yr:
      Nerdcore Shows

      Hope you can make it out to at least one of them ^_^.

    • JakeHCoker

      3 years ago

      Hopefully I'll be able to go to some more SQ events this year. My cousin and I were quite broke last year, but I'd like to hit up at least 2 or 3 meetups this time around.

    • conrad500

      3 years ago

      Thanks for that community page! I shall link it to newbies I run into.

      It might be helpful to list this libk since a lot of people dont know about it: roosterteeth.com/members/?s=everyone

    • moiradracko

      3 years ago

      HAPPY *late* BIRTHDAY!!!

      May you have an smiley13.gif one.

      Stay warm... and enjoy the weather!! This is the BEST TIME to be in Austin <3

      Take care! ^_^

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

      3 years ago

      CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!!!!

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      3 years ago

      I hope your birthday happened today.

      I hope you are a whole day older than yesterday.

    • DlNGO

      3 years ago

      Its your day! Happy birthday.

    • Mikey88 Spectre 3X

      3 years ago

      Happy Birthday dude! hope it's a good one.

    • BeardOfZeus

      3 years ago

      Hey there Grady, hope you have a happy birthday!

    • conrad500

      3 years ago

      Happy birthday man!

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

      3 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • Jean110 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTMI's Red Shirt

      3 years ago

      COMMUNITY LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!

      Tweek sent me but I've been meaning to wish you a happy birthday since seeing it on twitter earlier. Happy birthday Grady, and I hope this year's even better than the last!

    • One_X

      3 years ago

      Happy Birthday

    • scottster246 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Happy birthday smiley9.gif

    • Shagrazir

      3 years ago

      Heyo! It's someone's Birthday! Have a good one!

      Sent by Sailor Tweek to deliver community love ;)

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

      3 years ago

      HEY HEY HEY! HEY HEY! HEY! PSST HEY! Happy Birthday!

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

      3 years ago

      Happy birthday! smiley0.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley0.gif

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

      3 years ago

      Happiest of birthdays to a terrific friend and a guy I highly admire! smiley13.gif
      HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRADY!

    • vaughngogh

      4 years ago

      Did you ever hear where that little ball went to? You know, the one you gave to people who you didn't know but found awesome...

      • GB330033 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whoops, looks like somet

        3 years ago

        No! But I'll see what I can do to track it down...

    • Pyromasso

      4 years ago

      The world now knows why Les Miles has the worst hand clap: to avoid injury?

      deadspin.com/les-miles-explains-why-he-claps-like-a-weirdo-1412657557

    • Schraver Party Hard

      4 years ago

      Hey Grady, I wanted to tell you that the SideQuest shirts are insanely comfortable. Oh and that it was awesome finally meeting you and attending all the events. Will deffinetly be participating in SQ whenever possible =) smiley9.gif

    • Erkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Take It Easy.... bitches

      4 years ago

      For next RTX... didn't hug you this time round.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      4 years ago

      Hey, you got any lines on people who aren't going to be using their barlympic tickets?

      roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=...

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