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

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from Grand Rapids, MI

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    • Life Update?

      1 year ago

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

      I don't really find myself perusing the forums/profiles of Internet friends as often as I should, but I'm feeling down and not much like working, so I figured this was as good a distraction as any. 


      To begin, I finally graduated (again) and got my degree and began working full time for a company here in Grand Rapids as an Associate Software Developer. So that's great news! I started full time a couple of weeks ago after working there during my final semester, getting acclimated to the team, the project, etc. I'm excited to see where this job can take me moving forward. 


      On a not-so-happy note, I found myself recently single. That was/still is a pretty hard pill to swallow. We had been dating for over 3 years and had gotten an apartment together, which we still have our lease for through July. This is still very fresh and it's still affecting my health and well-being, so I really need to get this figured out soon. I'm hoping making this post here will help alleviate some of those feelings. 


      Lastly, I've applied to be a Guardian once more and with my new job as a salaried employee, I can take the time off that I need and still take home a check! But on a serious note, I was super bummed I couldn't make it to RTX last year for my 3rd Guardianship, but I'm really excited to be able to (hopefully) contribute again this summer. I'm sure come August, I could use a real vacation, so I'm definitely looking forward to that. Only 6+ months to go!


      Sorry for bringing this minorly depressing post into the world, I just needed to get it off my chest. Hopefully everyone has a great day/night, wherever you may be.

    • 3 years ago

      JDMFK FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Staple Intern
    • My First RTX Dream/Nightmare

      3 years ago

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

      Last night I had a dream/nightmare about RTX, and it’s the first RTX dream I can ever recall having, despite being a Guardian last year and not having the slightest clue of what to expect. I got to Austin early enough, like was planned, and everything seemed in order. I then hung around on Wednesday and Thursday with some of the friends I’ll be seeing there, and it was all a great time. Come Friday, we all met up for breakfast before heading to the first day of the wonderful chaos that is RTX.


      Upon arriving, I see numerous RT staff all sitting down, eating food, acting like nothing is wrong. It then dawned on me; no one has given us specific instructions, nor do we have an agenda for the convention. A schedule of events hasn’t been released, Guardian teams haven’t been announced, and it was already 10 AM, with no work having been done yet. I turned to the table next to me, where Jack was sitting, and asked him what was going on, to which he simply shrugged his shoulders and gave out an equally confused response of “I don’t know.” I interrupted another conversation and asked if Guardian teams had been chosen yet, and Bethany replied with, “We’ll figure it out when you guys get to the center.” My stress levels jumped through the roof! How could people who always seem so collected and organized all of the sudden be as laissez-faire as they were?


      I dejectedly walked towards the convention center, where the RTX masses were patiently waiting to get their badges and begin the weekend festivities. I was let into the building by a fellow Guardian, and we were all waiting for our assignments when I woke up in an instant, with my heart actually racing. I know that Rooster Teeth is always on top of things at RTX, but that dream actually freaked me out a bit, especially since I’m on who never seems to remember their dreams. From now on, I’d like happy RTX dreams, not disastrous nightmares.

    • Where to begin....

      3 years ago

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

      I've wanted to get more involved with the RT Community for a very long time, but every time I jump into the forums, it seems the forum is mostly dead, with the most recent posts being years ago, or I find a topic that began 5+ years ago and I have no idea what is going on.


      Does anyone have suggestions as to where to go for some camaraderie or find some good conversation? I'd love to get much more involved with all of this.


      Hope to see you all elsewhere on the site!

    • RTX 2016 and Resposibilities of a Friend

      3 years ago

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

      After being a Guardian at RTX 2015, I would love to do it every single year from here on out. However, if it is the first weekend in August again next year, I will be the best man at one of my college friend's weddings. I'm so excited to have been asked to play such an important role in furthering their life together. But I'm so torn at the fact that I'll most likely be missing RTX.


      But, there are just some responsibilities that I must fulfill in real life!


      Fingers crossed for RTX taking place the week of the 13th instead! What do ya say @Barbara?

    • RTX 2015 Pre-Panel Intern Panel

      3 years ago

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

      I had a blast as a Panel Guardian at RTX this year, but the best part was on Sunday, when @Joel came into our room to do a surprise pre-panel with the interns. Only Joel didn't know that the panel was for FORMER interns, not the current ones. Instead, he called upon myself and 2 fellow Guardians, @Cardi and @lizzymae, to be his fellow "interns" for his "pre-panel intern panel." It was one of the most ridiculous, random, and fun things I've been a part of. If you want to check it out, check this link here: https://youtu.be/A7eYHeFTgPU

      Hope you guys enjoy!

    • 3 years ago

      JDMFK FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Staple Intern
    • More RTX Hype!

      4 years ago

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

      Booked my flight for RTX this summer! Can't believe that I'll be travelling to Austin this summer, considering I was never a big travel person before, and my family never went on those crazy big vacations that they show in the movies. Guess it'll be an awesome experience all around! August can't come soon enough...

    • Guardianship, AHOY!

      4 years ago

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

      Opened up my e-mail today and what was waiting for me?! Nothing but I bright and shiny e-mail from Rooster Teeth, detailing how I was selected to be a Guardian at this year's RTX! I'm so excited to travel down to Texas this summer and get this show on the road!

      Hope to see many of you there in 160 days!

    • Favorite Game Music

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

      Everyone has a song that when they hear it, it sends them spiraling back into the world of that game. Music leaves such an incredible mark on the player that it really can be the quintessential aspect of a game. For me, the greatest example of that is the Main Title Theme and the Select Theme from Metroid Prime. I'm curious as to what everyone else has that is that one memorable piece of gaming music.

      Please include a link, as I have done above! I'd love to listen to everyone's personal favorites!

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    • Joelishere

      5 years ago

      Welcome :) Hope you have fun on this site :)

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