Nelly The Former

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    • End of an era.

      3 years ago

      Nelly

      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.



    • Proud.

      3 years ago

      Nelly

      Apologies in advance, as the following journal will be a bit all over the place, but writing has never been a strong suit of mine. However this is a special occasion and it should hopefully make sense it in end.

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      If you had told me about six years ago, that some rag tag bunch of nerds who I met online, would be such an enormous factor in my life five years from now, I would've laughed in your face and probably curse you out in such an elegant way that Shakespeare would be impressed with the insults; but here I am.

      The past couple of years has been such an enlightening journey that I wouldn't trade for anything.

      The people I've met, the relationships made and the positivity in this community continues to astound and amaze me.

      There's that totally cliché saying that goes, "Choose something you love and you'll never work a day in your life." Nothing could describe my life this perfectly.

      Every day there are new people joining the group and every day I get to learn more and more about the people I have chosen to surround myself with.

      They are all the most selfless, kindhearted and loving people I could ever wish for and that fact alone makes me so grateful that I have not only made this my career, but this is my life.

      Everyone who has been a part of this and shown me day in and day out that a common interest can bring so many different individuals together so seamlessly.

      There are people from all different walks of life that truly does make this group such an interesting melting pot of culture which continues to stun me. You could have two people who would look like they are from complete polar opposites, yet they both share such a spectacular bond because of a bunch of friends that started making silly videos in a spare bedroom for fun.

      Going back all the way to the roots, five friends that started making funny videos in their spare time, has turned into a fully fledged and respected entertainment company with well over 200 employees. Much like our group, which started with a couple of friends just watching Rooster Teeth videos in a lounge room, has evolved into 3,500 plus members who are all there for the same reason the group was created.

      That fact gives me goosebumps every time I think about it.

      I'm can tell I'm going to get sidetracked more, so I'll bring it back a bit and get to the whole reason behind this post.

      About 14 hours ago, the New South Wales chapter of Roo Teeth embarked on their first official Charity Stream. Their initial goal was to raise $2,000 for the Ronald McDonald House and within a few hours they managed to shatter their goal. Eleven hours into the stream, the total was up to triple that of their original goal and is (at the current time of this post at hour 12ish) at an astonishing total of $6,000.

      I have never been more proud of these people that I have the privilege of calling my friends. They have truly gone above and beyond showing how well we can all work together.

      I would go as far as not only calling this entire community my friends, but my family.

      They have been with me through the rough times in my life and helped me through rough bouts of depression, but have also been there to celebrate all the good times.

      My Roo Teeth family has and will always have my back, and for that, I am eternally grateful.

      I would also love to thank @Caiti, the most sincere and caring den mother, confidant, teacher and role model for bringing such an amazing aspect into my life, and @Raddlez, my brother-from-another-mother who adopted me into the family and has been with me every step of the way.

      Without these two people in my life to have guided me onto the path that I am now on, I would have no idea what I'd be doing. There are no words to show how appreciative I am to call them my friends.

      To my wonderful girlfriend @BetzysDonut, everyone I've met along the way, all the OGs, the new kids, the JCrew, everyone who has come and said hello at a convention and even those who stopped me on the street and tell me how changed their life;

      Thank you, sincerely, for making me into the man I am today.

    • Well that was a nice little shock...

      3 years ago

      Nelly

      So I'm currently going through the RTXAU Guardianship Applications when I noticed a familiar name.

      I click through to confirm my suspicions and holy shit, @Count3D is coming to RTXAU.

      I gotta be honest, I'm a little bit starstruck hahaha.

    • RTX AYYYYYYYYYYY YOU!

      4 years ago

      Nelly

      I know I don't use this as much as I should, but for all my stateside loves out there, how many of y'all are seriously considering coming to RTXAU?
      I'm currently in talks at work and we're trying to secure some flights and accommodation deals for y'all, so we just wanna see how many people are keen.

      Holla!

    • 4 years ago

      Nelly

      Who here follows Hanabee on the RT website?

      Because good on you if you do, maybe something is going to happen there today...

    • Rooster Teeth in Australia!

      4 years ago

      Nelly

      Ever wanted to know what happens behind the scenes at conventions or want the inside scoop on everything Rooster Teeth related in Australia?
      Then keep an eye out on the Hanabee RT Account in the coming days for some super top secret ultra cool news!

    • 4 years ago

      Nelly
    • 4 years ago

      Nelly
    • Featured User

      4 years ago

      Nelly

      So this is what it's like to be Featured User huh?

      I don't hate it.

      Thanks for the love gang! smiley13.gifsmiley12.gif

    • Tagging memes are taking over?!

      4 years ago

      Nelly

      General:
      Username: Nelly
      Age: 25
      From: Melbourne, Australia
      Sponsor: Yes
      Date Joined: 3 years ago (1/09/11)
      Last Signed in: 5 days ago

      Rooster Teeth Content:
      First Rooster Teeth Video you saw: RvB Episode 1
      Last Podcast you watched: RT Podcast #292
      Favorite member of the Rooster Teeth Cast & Crew: Jordan Cwierz and Michael Jones
      Did you watch a RT video today: Yep
      -If yes, which one: AH GTA Heist: Prison Break
      -If no why:
      Favorite RT Series: RT Shorts
      Favorite RT Video: Scissors

      RT Site:
      Current Number Of Notifications: 0
      Name of first Journal: Commiting
      Name of you latest Journal: Check this out!
      Last Photo you uploaded: Current default of myself on last weeks HanabeeLIVE show
      Last Thread you commented on: No idea
      First group in you group list: HanabeeTV
      Last Private message sent to: DaCuban

      Achievement Hunter:
      Gamer Score: 31,097
      Team Lads or Team Gents: Gents
      Favorite Achievement Hunter: Jack
      Minecraft Skin: Iron Mogar
      Favorite AH show: Let's Play

      The Community:
      Favorite Group: Roo Teeth
      Have you gone to a community event: Sure have!
      Have you gone to RTX: Not yet
      Favorite Fellow Community member: @Caiti
      Tag 5 people to do this: @Liriana because tagging memes can follow you anywhere <3 and then @arquenniel, @BetzysDonut, @darthwader and finally @DevilMayCrye

  • Comments (53)

    • Tofuboi1986 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Man, this guy. Best guy ever in the world. No jokes. :

    • BellaKidd

      4 years ago

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

      4 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User.
      Kind regards from a fellow Australian.

      • Nelly The Former

        4 years ago

        Cheers buddy!
        Always awesome to catch another Aussie on here :)

    • Hispanic_At_The_Disco FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Your Local Jew Fro!

      4 years ago

      Hey Nelly, have a good day, FU.

      • Nelly The Former

        4 years ago

        Muchos gracias Harry!

    • 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

      FU BETACH smiley12.gifsmiley4.gif

      • Nelly The Former

        4 years ago

        U WOT?!

        ((Thanks buddy!))

    • Shawnee AgentWashFTW

      4 years ago

      FU NELLEH! :P

      • Shawnee AgentWashFTW

        4 years ago

        Aw yiss

      • Nelly The Former

        4 years ago

        Listen here Shawnee, come here and say that to my face...

        So that I can hug the shit outta you smiley12.gif

    • Tommex

      4 years ago

      FU Nelly - Tommy smiley0.gif

      • Nelly The Former

        4 years ago

        Damnit Tommy, you and your sass mouth.

        Every time.

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

      4 years ago

      Go and FU yourself smiley12.gif

      • Nelly The Former

        4 years ago

        For you bb, anything.

    • hypershot12

      4 years ago

      Happy FU Day! smiley0.gifsmiley1.gif

      • hypershot12

        4 years ago

        *Laurenz

      • Nelly The Former

        4 years ago

        Thanks Lauren!

    • getdown01 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Roo Teeth - Victoria

      4 years ago

      I say you slept your way to FU. smiley12.gif

      • getdown01 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Roo Teeth - Victoria

        4 years ago

        Oh you smiley12.gif

      • Nelly The Former

        4 years ago

        I say you slept you way to my heart smiley12.gif

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

      4 years ago

      Ew.
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      Post edited 12/05/14 12:57AM

      • Nelly The Former

        4 years ago

        You're welcome.

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

      4 years ago

      Congratulations on featured user Nelly!

      • Nelly The Former

        4 years ago

        Thanks Mitch!

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

      4 years ago

      Happy Early Christmas in the form of Featured User!

      • Nelly The Former

        4 years ago

        Thanks a bunch!

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

      4 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY



      bitch

      • Nelly The Former

        4 years ago

        Love you too bb

    • Dudemoo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT_ON & RT_OTT admin

      4 years ago

      Congrats on being the featured user! YOU. ARE. SPECIAL!!! smiley13.gif

      • Dudemoo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT_ON & RT_OTT admin

        4 years ago

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      • Nelly The Former

        4 years ago

        Thanks dude!
        You're pretty special yourself!

    • SatanKaitlin

      4 years ago

      Congrats on being the featured user smiley0.gif

      • Nelly The Former

        4 years ago

        Cheers buddy!

    • Gn0m3

      4 years ago

      Congrats on Feature

      • Gn0m3

        4 years ago

        De Nada

      • Nelly The Former

        4 years ago

        Gracias senor!

    • Chainswnicrn

      4 years ago

      Nerd.

      • Nelly The Former

        4 years ago

        ily times a milly

    • IdkBlue Praise Newbs

      4 years ago

      merry featured user day!

      • Nelly The Former

        4 years ago

        Thank you kindly!

    • Jcach

      5 years ago

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      • Nelly The Former

        5 years ago

        JontArk pls

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

        5 years ago

        #twerk4nelly

    • TheTTP123 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      #twerk4nelly

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

      5 years ago

      Hey thanks for coming to the Roo Teeth WA meetup. It was nice to see an admin come to this side of the country smiley0.gif

      • Nelly The Former

        5 years ago

        No worries man! It was great to finally meet y'all!
        I can't wait to come back again soon! smiley12.gif

    • Linh

      6 years ago

      gratz on the name change! I like it better, so much shorter :P

      • Nelly The Former

        6 years ago

        Hahaha thanks Linh!

    • RobDogg

      6 years ago

      didnt even realise we're not friends on here o.O

    • Jcach

      7 years ago

      Hey, I drew you.
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    • Raddlez

      8 years ago

      It happens to the best of us. Just embrace it.

    • Raddlez

      8 years ago

      Mwahahahah! I found you!

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