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

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  • Activity

    • Late night cleaning...

      11 months ago

      Larcher Chunky Monkey

      ...Well it looks like tonight's going to be another night of not sleeping. I'll be most likely playing some Siege, checking out some content here. But while I am here I'll also be clearing out some people from my friends list. People who I haven't talked to in a LONG time or people who they themselves haven't posted in forever. 


      Sorry in advance if you are still around. Just send me a message to rectify. 


      So the PURGE commences. 

    • Siege....

      11 months ago

      Larcher Chunky Monkey

      ....has quickly over taken as the game I play. 


      I also learned they reduced Twitch's Famas damage....I'm a sad panda. 


      What's been your gaming addictions lately?

    • Over six...

      1 year ago

      Larcher Chunky Monkey

      ...hours I streamed last night. Having some bevs and playing games until 2:15 am. Got up at 6 am. I am tired and have been consuming Tylenol and coffee.


      How are you guys doing?

    • Moment of Zen...

      1 year ago

      Larcher Chunky Monkey

      ... between family life, working on the YouTube channels (yes plural,  I'm doing something with Tracy now) and prepping for another year for college has been training Muay Thai on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Between that it's usually plopping down with some friends and playing a bit of Siege and once again PubG. 


      Just kind of curious what you guys do to find that chill spot? 

    • (When) Your Middle Name Is Danger....

      1 year ago

      Larcher Chunky Monkey

      ... is still one of the greatest themes I have ever heard. SO GOOD! 


      Also I'm finally back on here.


      THE META!

    • Six Months...

      1 year ago

      Larcher Chunky Monkey

      ... It's been six weeks since I've had an had an actual residential address. 


      Woof. 


      A slightly more descriptive journal to follow this week. 


      TTFN. 

    • Hype engines...

      1 year ago

      Larcher Chunky Monkey

      ...Activate.


      I'm back at 95% efficiency. All that remains from my fever is a smoker's cough and every now and then my voice re-enters puberty. But I am of a sound mind again. 


      With that sound mind I've been taking extra steps in helping further my career in online media. Since I've returned to college and taking a program I actually have a passion for I've felt more and more confident in applying for jobs that are actually related to my fields. 


      I've applied for the editor's position for Achievement Hunter (didn't get it but there's always next time.) As well as the Production Coordinator (Haven't heard from them yet on that one). 


      I know that realistically the chances are slim for this Chunky Monkey Canuck, but a gal can dream. I've also applied for something else that I don't want to talk about just yet as the chances for this one becoming a reality is slightly higher and I don't feel like jinxing my chances. 


      But I know for online content I'd like to be an editor. At least at first, build a repertoire, rub elbows with right peeps. Bonus with those positions it's something that can be done from the comfort of you own home. I love this day and age of content creation. 


      Once I hear back from the one position I'll let you guys know, regardless of the outcome. 


      TTFN

    • It's been...

      1 year ago

      Larcher Chunky Monkey

      ...one week that I've been sick with a nasty cough/fever combo. Today was Podcast day and I had to kick it into high gear. Pushing myself to not be a big old bag a dicks and be a host took a lot of energy out of me. 


      I don't have much to say right now. Sorry guys. Still just sick. 


      Once I get better I'll have a more meaningful entry. 


      TTFN.

    • A Decade Later...

      1 year ago

      Larcher Chunky Monkey

      ... and I'm still here. 


       No joke I'm struggling to find words to describe what I'm feeling. I might have officially joined ten years ago but I've been in the deep with Rooster Teeth ever since they started. This is going to be a long one folks so grab a coffee and get comfortable. 


       I remember the first time I stumbled upon Red vs Blue. I was this chunky, pimpled filled nerdy teen who couldn't talk to girls, feared authority and was beyond socially awkward. My friends and I all had the same computer class and one of them was on Heavy.com. I as for as I knew at the time it was just a website that hosted a bunch of content from around the web. Although I'm sure they were more of a ebaum's world, just stealing things and never giving the proper credit when it was due.  


       Fast forward a few years (2008) and I've graduated from high school (2007) and I am working at the hospital as a Linen/Patient porter. It pays really well but something was missing, I felt like I wasn't going anywhere and the I didn't see this as my final destination in life. Now I've never had the best memory but it was roughly in the summer of 2008 when I started working with a new friend named Paul. 


       He had this goal to start a news site that covered many different facets of pop culture. I signed on because I thought why the hell not I got nothing better to do. I remember hearing reading a journal of either Burnie or Matt talking about the community and these events the members host. The one that really caught my was RVBTO for a few reasons. #1 I only lived 4 hours away from the event. #2 The site members that hosted this were constantly interacting with other site members. #3 They had garnered such attention on the site that actual RT staff members would attend the 2-3 day gathering and hang out with the fans there. 

       

      Gathering all the confidence I could muster I contacted both the head even organizers and the RT staff that was going to attend and see if we could set up some interviews for HBHT (Halfway Between Here and There. The news site I helped grow). Much to my amazement both RVBTO and RT crew said yes. 


      Now this....this is where all the shit I talked about comes into play. I was beyond nervous and was sweating buckets. I was always a goof with my friends and in the final year of Highschool I just let it all out. I became the base blocks of who I am now. Only thing was that was MY pond. Those were MY people. I was about to stand in front of a camera talk to A) total strangers (RVBTO) and B) be talking to three members of what I would said and still say are the most influential people in my life. So the situation got real for me, fast.


       I can safely say that if it wasn't for @Brittewater and her fiance at the time Ryan (wonder what's going on with those two. I know they had a kid together) that I never would have been able to stand in front of Burnie, Matt and Joeland start talking to them for the camera. 


      It was that day that a few things start burning inside of me. I realised that no matter what happens in life my goal, my desire, my bucket list item would be to work for Rooster Teeth. I wanted to start something that would entertain a mass audience and knowing that it would be done with online content. Finally that there was no better place to be than with a community.......no friends/family, a group of individuals that would support your creative ideas, just want to sit down and shoot the shit or give free advice and tips on how to attain your goals. After coming back from that event I quickly immersed myself into the everything Rooster Teeth. 


      I might have gone quiet during those ten years on the site but I was always more than happy to come back and even more so to connect with old/new friends. It's this place that helped me conceive some of most bonkers ideas for shorts. This website destroyed any kind of social anxiety I had about speaking in public or strangers. Thanks to this home we have, I've made some of the greatest friends I could have ever asked for. @pak78 @baggins316 @malduck All people I talk to even outside of this website. Hell with all three they've helped me try things Creatively online, Pak helped me create I believe what was the first episode of a podcast, Baggins and Mal helped create Select Start Network. That's still standing and we're releasing content to this day! 


      I have met up with some of the most passionate people here @Dopp @Fireball @john. We used to have the longest chats on Barbara's Tinychat nights. I helped Kickstart John's short film because I knew what that dude could accomplish and thanks to meeting up with him at my second RTX outing planted the seeds in my to what I needed to do. 


       I am in college right now at the age of 29 (soon to be 30) in a program for Television and Film productions (and Broadcasting) because of these people, because of you, because of Rooster Teeth. This home has given me so much in my life even more than what has been written. I just feel like it's time I give back. I started with finally getting my fat ass into school to actually get the proper experience and knowledge to be hired at this company because that goal in life has not drifted or waivered in the slightest. These last few months here in college has just stoked the fires even more. 

       

       I've said it before and it will be said again. This place has given me the greatest home a fat kid from Northern Canada could ask for the last 10 years. I am going to return the favour, get hired and let everyone know that you can achieve what you strive for. 10 years of friends, love and family. I am ready to give back 100 more. 


      Love you guys. 


      - Larcher

    • I did...

      1 year ago

      Larcher Chunky Monkey

      ...A thing. 


      First things first. 


      I missed my damn anniversary on this site but I want to write something up this weekend to commemorate it. 


      Now on to current matters. I've had a roller coaster of emotions in the last two days. As you guys might know, I've been living away from my wife and child since September while I am at school. It's been tough on both ends for us. I have spent almost 6 months away from my son and when I go down to visit it never feels like enough time. The plan has been for them to move down south with me once we sold the house. 


       The damn thing never did. We decided to go with plan B) Rent it out. We have a rental property company taking care of that end so Tracy can focus on getting a job here. Well fast forward to yesterday and she texts me that she got a job in London (Ontario where I go to school). Now we can start looking for a place to live together, should be a moment of rejoice right? NOPE! 


      The lady and I have this terrible system of when something good happens it's usually followed with 2-3 bad things. Before anyone tells me that I'm being superstitious let me present you with this. Only hours after finding out she got the job she wanted here in london, my wife's KIA Sportage starts smoking up in the middle of them driving. 


      Yeah...Good.....then bad. It got towed to the dealership,cost 120$. This should be a bad but got covered by my brother's ex who was in the car (long story there) so now I'm waiting to find out that the repairs for this 2008 shitty SUV will be cost more than it's worth. 


      Then the problem of moving my family down here becomes....well....fun. 


      All this exposition just to say that I've decided that caution be damned and that I applied for the Video editing position over at Achievement Hunter. I figure with the way things are going right now, I'll get the job have to move to the states and live away from the family all over again. But hey! At least I'll get my dream job. 


      Hope your week has gotten a bit better. 




  • Comments (203)

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

      8 years ago

      show me what you got buhhddddayyyy

    • pak78

      8 years ago

      The kids have hijacked the xbox so I'm playing on youtube, found some awesome songs dude

    • pak78

      8 years ago

      What up bro smiley10.gif

    • runelady

      8 years ago

      LOVE IT!

    • cyanophobia

      8 years ago

      I can't think of anything for you to be that you could pull together at the last minute!

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

      8 years ago

      What about.. birthday CUPCAKES!

    • cyanophobia

      8 years ago

      How could you not get a shirt in time? Go to Goodwill or other second hand store - buy white collared dress shirt with pocket, pour a blood capsule in pocket (if you don't have red ink), and viola!

    • john Quarlton Tanks

      8 years ago

      yea, it's been a long week

    • john Quarlton Tanks

      8 years ago

      I'm awake because I passed out around 9pm last night

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

      8 years ago

      Only 10pm here haha.

    • pak78

      8 years ago

      Never mind, It just downloaded for me smiley0.gif

    • pak78

      8 years ago

      Just got through your podcast and I must say I like it alot. You and Jess are a crack-up.
      When's the next episode?

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

      8 years ago

      If you want hours of hilarious entertainment...

      Go to youtube, look up the user "smosh".

      Their videos... OMG. I cry laughing.

    • WonderPickle

      8 years ago

      Eh, it happens.

    • runelady

      8 years ago

      We're on right now.

    • pak78

      8 years ago

      I wouldn't have it any other way kind sir smiley0.gif

    • runelady

      8 years ago

      Game on!

    • runelady

      8 years ago

      Oh uhh... Hold on a sec. I had to get him more ghosts to eat... and ex-boyfriends.

    • cyanophobia

      8 years ago

      Do you listen to Late Nite Jenga Jam?? He keeps all his old shows on archive, so you can listen at anytime, a new show every week, and he's always looking for new and awesome stuff. PLUS, Jenga is a total badass.

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

      8 years ago

      Most likely will wig it out. I am forbidden to cut my hair right now haha.

    • pak78

      8 years ago

      Let me know if you want a hand with your podcast again, that was fun last time smiley13.gif

    • G_Touchdown

      8 years ago

      I see you also hail from the magical land known as Toronto :D

    • pak78

      8 years ago

      Good day to you old boy, how you going with Reach?

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

      8 years ago

      Hey! I actually graduated from school about a month and a half before this past RvBTO event. Things are going well. Nothing new is really happening.

    • runelady

      8 years ago

      Hmm... not atm, but that could change at any time.

    • pak78

      8 years ago

      Got my army stuf today, have to catch you later smiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

    • pak78

      8 years ago

      Reach is fucking smiley13.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley13.gif

    • lexy_ranger

      8 years ago

      I saw your ad. I just had to. XD

    • pak78

      8 years ago

      we gotta get our co-op on for Reach

    • runelady

      8 years ago

      Some maybe. Who knows. I think I had a bit more influence last year when I was on RT all of the time.

    • runelady

      8 years ago

      I'm glad you were smart enough to figure that out. I was beginning to hurt myself with all of the facepalms.

    • pak78

      8 years ago

      Good day good sir

    • pak78

      8 years ago

      This is just sad, we are both looking at this site on our phones

    • pak78

      8 years ago

      I'm talking to you from 14hr in the future ( cop that doc Brown )

    • pak78

      8 years ago

      Good morning good sir

    • WonderPickle

      8 years ago

      It's especially crazy when it's a drunk guy over twice your age. The internet is a powerful and scary thing... o.O

      XD

    • WonderPickle

      8 years ago

      At least you didn't tell me to have your children!

      And yeah, you're welcome. :) Thanks for accepting it and not being an antisocial loser!

    • cyanophobia

      8 years ago

      squee! :D

    • wasser_bug

      8 years ago

      Pictures in your e-mail, full size, let me know if they turned out okay.

      Tell the girls hi for us (or better yet, get them to sign up for a profile, friend us, and keep in touch because we thought they were cool).

    • pak78

      8 years ago

      I get the feeling our better half's will be rolling us into a gutter and leaving us there.
      It will be messy.

    • pak78

      8 years ago

      I talked the wife into going to RVBTO in 2012 for our anniversary, you gonna be going again?

    • wasser_bug

      8 years ago

      Safe trip, but getting across the border took forever. Granted - I'm sure there are days it takes longer.

      Hey, I have some pictures of you I think you would like - and would like to send you the full file in case you want prints or something. Will your e-mail handle large files?

    • pak78

      8 years ago

      Does RVB TO always happen around ComiCon?

    • pak78

      8 years ago

      Dude, you all ready for RVB TO this weekend?
      I wish we had something like this in Australia..... "Sigh"

    • cyanophobia

      8 years ago

      p.s. you totally ARE a stand up guy. smiley0.gif

    • cyanophobia

      8 years ago

      If I were going, I'd be down. But I'm not. :'-(

      I don't have the funds this year.

    • cyanophobia

      8 years ago

      WATCH MORE TV. Or drink a lot. Those are 2 big time eaters for me.

    • runelady

      9 years ago

      Go see Inception then tell me how it was.

      Ru-Dawg... lol

    • runelady

      9 years ago

      What's up?

    • G_Touchdown

      9 years ago

      In reply to Larcher, #1:

      hey there! :D
      put me on your watch list, as I update frequently :)

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