So as some of you may have noticed, I haven't been around much since December.
During the lead up to RTXAU, I was constantly flooded with messages from people just constantly bearing down on me asking me things that were completely out of my hands. What really got to me were the insults and hundreds of people calling me useless or cussing me out because I couldn't give them the answer they wanted.
Coupled with the fact that I've been battling with severe depression for the last couple of years, this was pretty much the icing on the cake, so I decided to leave it all at that.
About a week before RTXAU happened, I stepped down as the Head of Roo Teeth as I couldn't handle the constant anxiety of waking up every morning to a fresh compilation of messages from a rather vocal minority just dying to rip me to shreds.
I was also struggling with the decision to step down for a long while. The reason was because it wasn't until around November that the group was becoming bigger than I realised and that my way of running the ship just wasn't going to cut it any longer.
The group had grown out of its infancy and become it's own sentient being, for lack of a better term. It was finally taking it's own turns as an actual community and it didn't need the leadership that I could provide anymore.
With the hype train of RTXAU, the fresh induction of new bloods and the other admins taking charge, it seemed like the perfect time to just slowly back away and let things play it's course.
Unfortunately it seems that that toxic and vocal minority are back again spreading rumours, talking shit and dragging my reputation as far as imitating me on social media and causing problems with my personal life, so I'm here to set the record straight.
Fortunately, not everything has been terrible.
I will always cherish the memories, friendships and kind words that I've created, nurtured and received over the last 4 years of leading the group. The amount of people that I was able to help on a day to day basis will always be a highlight of my life and I will always treasure those moments. From Glucose, to Mark Nutt. Kung Shoe to the hashtag-that-will-not-be-named. I will never forget the bonds that I made with this community.
I would also like to thank @Hanabee for all the support they have given me throughout the years, taking me on from a scrub working the register, and building me up through the years all the way up to the floor manager of conventions, I really can't thank the gang enough and I wish the company all the best in the future.
Of course, none of us, especially myself, would be here without one of the purest souls on the entire planet. Nothing but gratitude, respect, love and thanks goes out to my role model @Caiti, for starting me on this quest all those years ago and giving me the opportunity of becoming something bigger than I ever thought I could be.
In closing, I'd like to say thank you to everyone who supported me through the years, fuck you to everyone who caused me stress, and an I love you for the friends I never asked for.
tl;dr ... Yes. I have stepped down from Roo Teeth. Why? For personal reasons that I will not disclose.
If anyone has any questions, I'll be answering them in the comments below.