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

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    • *mild breeze, followed by massive dust cloud*

      2 years ago

      Natalie

      Well, it's been a while, hasn't it?


      RT is celebrating 14 years this year, and I still remember the first time I watched RvB in my school computer lab (before, you know, teachers got smart to our youthful ways). I still find it hard to believe that I was 11 when I first saw some of the content from the company that would be a large part in changing my life.


      I've been on the site since 2013, and since then I have met some wonderful people, gotten to do incredible things, and figured out a lot of who I am and what I want to be doing. I can't attribute all of that to Rooster Teeth, but a lot of it I can. There have definitely been ups and downs, major highs and barely escapable lows, but I'm still here right? I got a new job about 6 months back (for the monumentally better) and being in the place I am now has opened my eyes to a few things. (I'm not going to go all mush ball, I swear)


      The biggest thing is, it doesn't matter what you can do in this world. If you don't have the right people supporting you and helping you in whatever way you need, you won't get very far. I know I can rely on people in my life to be there for me, because they've proven time and again that they will be there if I need them, even if it's not right away. There will be people stand with you while you walk through the fire, only to leave or throw salt when you need help treating the burns, and that's okay. People show their true colours in the time you might need them the most. 


      ...where was I going with this? Oh right. Basically, I love all of you in my life right now, and I wouldn't change any of you wonderful people. I can't wait to see a bunch of you at RTX in 3 months. (eek!) Many hugs will be given, and many bevs will be had. 


      Can't wait to see you all!  caboose

    • 3 years ago

      Natalie
    • Sometimes, surfing through old Facebook messages is eye-opening.

      3 years ago

      Natalie

      I found this poem I wrote for a Writer's Craft class 5 years ago in a Facebook message. Wish I could still write poems like this. Figured I'd post it here, because why the hell not? It's decent.


      Let us go back into the high
      where any safety dare not lie
      Our sorrows drowned, we stare into the sky
      remembering the days we tried to fly

      High in the sky, not a care in our midst
      we'd lose ourselves in pure emotion
      the scars, our memories, of all above and our pain,
      reminders of reality below

      Taking chances is nothing new
      but what does that mean to you?
      If you are so afraid to fly
      then there is nothing you can try.

      So take my hand, and run with me
      There is nothing we can't see
      Living here and now, it's do or die
      taking a trip up above in the sky

    • RTX 2015, or how I had the best week. Ever. Really.

      4 years ago

      Natalie

      Last year was a weird year for me and RTX, since it was the first time I had ever gone. There were actually a lot of firsts last year. First solo, out of country trip, first RTX, first big con I ever volunteered for. Yeah. But a lot of good came out of it.

      This year, I got to head down with some of the best people ever (I'm obligated to say that, I flew back with them) and we had an amazing time. I got to meet new people for the first time, I got to see people I hadn't seen in a year over again, and I got to have some of the best adventures I could have ever hoped for. And some I wasn't even expecting.

      I got to meet some awesome internet people (THAC guys) that I've been watching for years, and it was so cool to get to meet them in person, and at RTX no less! I seriously hope they're back next year for more fun and shenanigans at panels. I also got to solve the Murder at the RTX, which I had been wanting to do since they announced it earlier. It was a huge amount of fun, and I'm so glad that it was a thing.

      @DBlake was my partner in crime on that case, and Team Warlock sure had their share of adventures in Texas. So much so that we decided to keep the adventure going. And now we're dating. Surprise? But not really, because he's awesome.

      Extra super special thanks to everyone I got to meet down there, and all the awesome friends I made. @Jim_Survak @Julia @kristin @catko @blackhatjim @Matt317 @Nabohs @TK_ @DrSparks @Suesalex @OhScotty @DBlake and everyone else who I forgot to tag (sorry!) Thank you for the hella rad week, and I hope to see all your beautiful faces at RTX 2016. Or sooner :3

    • Changing my tune a little bit.

      4 years ago

      Natalie

      Everything is awesome.

      I know, that's a bit of a difference from my last journal. But I actually do mean it this time. That job I accepted? It's actually a lot closer to what I used to do at my old job (making service follow-up calls/customer service), and I'm getting paid more to do it. Plus, everyone at the dealership is kind of a riot. I never know what to expect for moods when I get there during the day, but I can always anticipate some kind of raucous banter to laugh at. It's a lot better than what I was expecting, and I'm sure there's going to be even more to look forward to.

      I GRADUATED!! Yeah, that was a thing!! Four years of "Holy crap I'm not sure if I can do this" and "I can still quit now, it's not too late" led up to me walking across a stage, shaking a bunch of hands, and getting two pieces of paper and a plastic card that says "Alumni". And even though they didn't mention it, I walked across that stage with honors. Would have been distinction, but that's my own fault. Still, I'm pretty proud of myself for doing it.

      Meanwhile, $20,000 in loans later :O

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      Yep. That's me. I'm so damn happy that everything ended up working out pretty well for me.

      I also got to review one hell of a show from Tuesday, so if you want to take a look at more of my words, click here! smiley0.gif

      I guess you could say I'm looking at things in a more positive light now, couldn't tell you why though :P

      So basically, disregard that tale of woe I wrote last week. Things can change in the blink of an eye, and sometimes it's best to go along for the ride and see where it takes you smiley0.gif

    • 4 years ago

      Natalie
    • 4 years ago

      Natalie
    • 4 years ago

      Natalie

      Working the first of three overnight shifts in a row tonight. Wish me luck, you wonderful people smiley3.gif

    • 4 years ago

      Natalie
    • Technology. Could it just NOT suck?

      4 years ago

      Natalie

      So a while back, I posted a journal about having to get a new computer, when my old one decided to be a piece of shit and stop working, then spontaneously came back to life after the new one came home.

      Seriously, I think my MacBook might be sentient, but that's just my opinion. I might have proof to back it up though.

      After that, it was good. It functioned. For a while. For about 8-10 weeks now, every time I have gone to turn it on, the damn thing boots in recovery mode. Won't let me get past the gray screen of "Pick which of these options will piss you off the least."

      Naturally, I set an appointment with Crapple to see if they could fix it, and how much it would be. (Probably way too much to be considered worth it. That appointment was today. I turned it on again, just to make sure it was doing the same thing, and not a fluke like before.

      Turned on the same. But it gave me a new option now.

      See, when a MacBook boots in Recovery mode, it'll give you a few options. One is to reformat the disk and re-install a copy of OS X on it. Another is just to upgrade the OS in general. And finally, to restore using a backup disk (external hard drive, in my case).

      My best solution, after scouring the internet for days to figure this thing out, was to reinstall the OS. Turns out, there wasn't enough space on the hard drive to even do that. Tried formatting the hard drive in general, nope. Tried everything I knew how to do with this damn thing, nothing worked.

      This morning, I found that my hard drive decided to wipe itself. 319.65 GB available on my hard drive, waiting for a back up. Ready and waiting. As though this had just been a thing all along.

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      Yeah. I'm feeling about that wonderful right now. I didn't outright cancel my appointment, I just moved it to next week, in case this thing decides to be a piece of shit again. But it seems really weird to me that both times I've gone to take a proactive step toward getting rid of this thing, or at least tentatively fixing the problem, it has miraculously began working again.

      And I'll only have to wait 3 hours and 22 minutes to back up an existing clone of my hard drive from January to find out if it worked or not.

      Yay. smiley4.gif

  • Comments (17)

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

      4 years ago

      Is there a way to add Pietro Time to our interests? Yes? No?

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

      4 years ago

      You should have changed your username to Nataliqua, jus sayin

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

        4 years ago

        BRUV

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

        4 years ago

        BRUH.

        Post edited 4/30/15 5:57PM

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

      4 years ago

      Hey, you're totally awesome!

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

        4 years ago

        Thanks!

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

        4 years ago

        Hey thanks! You're pretty rad yourself! smiley0.gif

    • TerraMcleod ~Mcloud~

      4 years ago

      Happy Valentines Day, Nat! Hope you have a great one! smiley0.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley13.gif

      Post edited 2/14/15 3:39AM

      • TerraMcleod ~Mcloud~

        4 years ago

        Anytime, Nat! smiley1.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley13.gif

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

        4 years ago

        Thanks Neal! smiley12.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley12.gif

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

      5 years ago

      Hey I just met you, and this is crazy, so here's my comment, let's be friends maybe.

      I can't believe I just did that. I'm THAT excited.

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

        5 years ago

        Haha believe it! That actually just happened!

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

      5 years ago

      Welcome to the site Natalie! Feel free to add me, ask for help if you need it or hit me up if you want to chat!

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