OboeCrazy Freelancer

38 years old
Female
from Close to Canada, WA

    • OboeCrazy Freelancer

      Thank you for RTX

      3 weeks ago

      I want to thank everyone who helped make RTX an amazing event. That would be impossible, so here's a few choice thanks...

      Thanks to all of the Guardians who made this event possible. Especially as someone on a few panels it was an absolute joy to know everything was handled with professionalism and a smile. Special thanks to @sirNARVY & @SailorTweek for helming that crazy ship.

      Thanks to all the staff who wandered the halls making everyone happy.

      Thank you to @karlibean and @john because without them my time at RTX would have been much more difficult. Thank you for letting me stay in your homes, hang out in your rooms, use your laundry, your showers, your toilets, and soak up your air conditioning.

      Thank you to @RoadBlock and @Jengaship for once again proving that I have some of the most amazing friends, and am lucky enough to spend time with them every week on a podcast.

      Thanks to @Juls and @john for being in our live D&D game, @lukemckay for the artwork, Jason Ramm for the custom Glib Shark dice rolling box, @Kyoshi for winning the Charity Auction and raising a huge amount of money for charity, and a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to see us! Our room was filled to overflowing, and your cheers and enthusiasm made that not just one of the best D&D experiences I've ever had...but one of the best moments of my life.

      Thank you to @Count3D, @Kempob, @ragingterror, @Fireball, @DrJones, @Shadowsflame, @DarkBowler, @JDunlap, @KyleKahklen, @izzi, @Nester and probably a ton of other lovely people I am forgetting for drinks, laughs, and love. <3


      ...and for anyone with pictures of me with you this weekend, ESPECIALLY ANYTHING FROM THE D&D PANEL, I want thank you in advance for sharing them in the comments. Really. Help?

    • OboeCrazy Freelancer

      A Different RTX Experience

      1 month ago

      This will be my first RTX without @lukemckay

      I'm not one of those people who think that couples have to do everything together. In fact I believe it is an excellent sign of a healthy relationship that a couple can go off and do other things independent of each other...then have a ton of fun telling stories about the experience to each other later on. But RTX has always been a trip Luke and I take together, and I have always worked his booth at the convention. Plus this year it was going to double as a engagement party/bachelor/bachelorette/wedding/honeymoon for us. However the government foiled that plan, and I suddenly find myself going alone.

      On the one hand...that sucks. A lot.

      On the other this will be my first RTX to enjoy without having to work a booth. I can hang out with my friends, go see panels (other then the ones I'm actually ON), and generally just enjoy a vacation. It's a bitter sweet kind of convention.

      So if you see me, come on over so I can hug you? And then lets hang out. <3

      Then come to the panels I will be on:

      GlibShark Panel! Friday 3:30PM in Marriott Room 301! See @RoadBlock @Jengaship and I do what we do every week on our podcast...ENTERTAIN YOU! There will be surprises, prizes, and chances to participate in the OTHER big panel of the weekend...

      GlibShark Presents Dungeons & Dragons & Drunks! Saturday 7pm in Hilton Room 406! Our third annual D&D game for charity is in a bigger, official venue but will include all the hilarity and tabletop joy of previous games! Come see @RoadBlock @Jengaship @john and @Juls play live improv D&D, with me as your humble dungeon master! With audience participation, loads of excitement, tons of laughs, and one charity winner being the BOSS MONSTER you'll want to be there to cheer on the adventure LIVE!

      If you are not going to RTX remember to tune in to the livestream and watch both panels! And if you are going to RTX remember the DM can be bribed with food and drink.

      And hugs.

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      It's my online home...

      1 month ago

      "We were not honoring the users by lacking development on the site." - Burnie Burns

      Back in February of 2009 Burnie Burns was on LateNite JengaJam/Glib Shark (episode 108) (with a bit of Geoff and Joel as well) specifically to talk about issues with the website. Growing pains and technical issues were causing frustrating issues with visiting Rooster Teeth. So Burnie took a chunk of time out of his super busy life to come on the show and address fan concerns on a wide range of issues from pure technical problems to lack of communication.

      While some of the specifics are old the vast majority of the things we talked about are as relevant today as they were six years ago. As we embark on this new chapter in the journey of the Rooster Teeth website it's important to remember that from the very beginning the founders wanted nothing more then to make this place a solid home for their content and our community. And it's a stark reminder that those growing pains are both wonderful and difficult.

      There will always be issues with change and growth. There will always be snafus, glitches, and annoyances when upgrades bring issues. But there will also always be friends who want us there, and content we want to see, and an online family who value us. It's frustrating when technical issues prevent us from interacting with the ones we love. But I trust the ones we love to keep working on it.

      Thanks RT. <3


      ...also Ed Robertson from Barenaked Ladies was on that show for about 3 minutes and it was amazing and I got to ask him a question and it's still one of my favorite moments of the show ever of all time!!

    • OboeCrazy Freelancer

      Glib Shark CONQUERS RTX!!

      1 month ago

      If you are going to RTX please set aside the following times to devote to us:

      GlibShark Panel! Friday 3:30PM in Marriott Room 301! See @Roadblock @Jengaship and I do what we do every week on our podcast...ENTERTAIN YOU! There will be surprises, prizes, and chances to participate in the OTHER big panel of the weekend...

      GlibShark Presents Dungeons & Dragons & Drunks! Saturday 7pm in Hilton Room 406! Our third annual D&D game for charity is in a bigger, official venue but will include all the hilarity and tabletop joy of previous games! Come see @Roadblock @Jengaship @John and @Juls play live improv D&D, with me as your humble dungeon master! With audience participation, loads of excitement, tons of laughs, and one charity winner being the BOSS MONSTER you'll want to be thereto cheer on the adventure LIVE!

      ...also the DM accepts bribes. As in drinks. smiley8.gif

      Come to both of these panels. I promise fun. smiley12.gif

    • OboeCrazy Freelancer

      Vox Machina as musical recovery

      1 month ago

      2 weeks is, as far as I can remember, the longest I have ever gone without playing the oboe.

      It helped a bit that I was recovering from having a broken tooth pulled. For at least one of those two weeks I really didn't WANT to do anything involved with my mouth. But the rest of the time I've been annoyed and itching to play.

      One of the things I did while recovering from the surgery was watch a lot of Critical Role. It's basically a bunch of awesome voice actors playing D&D, and being as amazing and funny as you think that might be. I've been addicted to this show over the last few months, not only enjoying it for how much fun it is to watch but taking tips and tricks on how they play to incorporate into my own D&D game.

      While rewatching a bunch of shows I started playing around with turning the different character names into music. Music cryptograms are fun, and it was interesting to hear what words sounded like in music. When I took 'Vox Machina' (the group name the characters call themselves) I found it had a very medieval, quite beautiful theme. And in a pain medication induced haze composed a quick theme and variations based on that theme.

      Now it's time to start playing my instrument again, and I could think of no better way to recover my endurance then to play that piece. I ended up recording it on English Horn instead of oboe because I thought it sounded more appropriate to the style of the music.

      Please enjoy, and go watch Critical Role because it's awesome!! smiley12.gif

      youtu.be/9rkJ0I7Szt0

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      Finding commissions is like pulling teeth...

      2 months ago

      The fabulous @lukemckay is open for commissions, and I would suggest contracting him now BEFORE RTX as he's usually swamped during and after the show. Also we're super close to him being able to move down here with me, and moving costs money. You want to help move Luke to America right? Go commission him to draw you stuff.

      I won't be much help this week, as Friday I am getting a broken wisdom teeth pulled out of my mouth. I have been extremely lucky in my life and have never needed major dental work until this. Heck I haven't had any major trips to the doctor for ANYTHING. But you can imagine I'm a bit more concerned about my mouth, what with being an oboist and all. I still have all of my wisdom teeth...well until Friday. Through a combination of good genes, lots of brushing and flossing, and luck I have not needed a tooth pulled.

      The night before and the morning of the pull I've been prescribed Valium, which I've never had. Day of the pull they're giving me Nitrox (never had) and pulling the darn thing out of my mouth (which I've never had done) then sending me home to recover. I plan on tweeting while under the influence as much as I am capable.

      So go send Luke money because he's gonna have to spend all weekend getting valium/nitrox induced or pain filled moaning and groaning texts from me, and he deserves a distraction. smiley12.gif

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      One Last Night...

      2 months ago

      About 2 years ago I had the good fortune of having two wonderful people open their home and lives to me.

      When Luke and I were still trying to figure out the next step in our lives, when I was unsure if I was going to stay in America or go to Canada, when I was totally lost on where to go and how to go about it... @sirnarvy and @sailortweek offered more then their spare bedroom. They offered a safe place to be to figure out what I needed to do next.

      They were there to help me through a lot of rough times; the loss of friends, my slipped disk and months of physical therapy, and the battle with governments and lawyers. Because of them I could afford, both literally and figuratively, to have a lot of good come my way. Thanks to them I've enjoyed coming home to a family.

      Now it's time to move into my own place and prep to share it with Luke. There's no adequate way to ever repay them for their kindness. But I guess a very public thank you is a good place to start.

      Thank you. I love you both. smiley12.gif

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    • SailorTweek

      SailorTweek RT Booth Babe

      3 months ago

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      I found you a new car.

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    • SailorTweek

      SailorTweek RT Booth Babe

      4 months ago

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    • MaddyMonster

      MaddyMonster FutureDisneyPrincess

      4 months ago

      Happy (belated) Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day and got to hang out with cool people smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

      • OboeCrazy

        OboeCrazy Freelancer

        4 months ago

        I did and it was and thank you!

    • JMOB5

      JMOB5

      4 months ago

      Happy Birthday !!!!
      And many happy returns :D
      (Sorry if this came late/early, different country time code)

    • Sephiroth0

      Sephiroth0

      4 months ago

      Happy belated birthday Oboe smiley12.gifsmiley9.gifsmiley12.gif

    • dix

      dix

      4 months ago

      Totally missed it on time ( smiley4.gif ) but happy belated birthday!

    • Erkan

      Erkan Take It Easy.... bitches

      4 months ago

      Happppppy Burfdayyyyy!!! smiley4.gif I totally remembered...

    • swadZ

      swadZ Head Hunter

      4 months ago

      HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE I WISH IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY SO I COULD PARTY TO smiley13.gifsmiley0.gif

    • Joron093

      Joron093

      4 months ago

      The lukemckay says to wish you a happy birthday.

      Happy Birthday!

    • ayapa

      ayapa

      4 months ago

      happy happy birthday ^_^ <3!!!