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

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    • New things...

      3 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      Lately I've been feeling mentally a bit stuck. I love playing video games, and watching and playing D&D, and think those are awesome things to enjoy. But for whatever reason I've had this urge to try new things. Or at least make myself try new things.


      So for the first time in a year I picked up and finished a book series: the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. It was a solid group of books, really enjoyed reading them and had a super interesting world with some excellent characters. By the third book I was beginning to get the flow of his writing so I felt like it was harder to surprise/impress me because I knew around WHEN the important twists and info would drop. But still a lot of fun to read, and as soon as I have the money I'll invest in some more of his books.

      Also I've stared to learn German! And by started I really mean I'm three tiny lessons in. But Luke speaks German, and I've a friend who also is fluent, so I thought if there was any language I had a good chance at learning because I could converse with people on a regular basis it would be that. Plus it's SUPER FUN to shout really happy things in German because it's such a harsh language.


      YOU'RE HAT IS VERY LOVELY!!!!!!


      Anything new in your world?

    • Happy Birthday Luke

      3 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      I met the love of my life thanks to this very website. We moved across countries for each other. Got married. And today is his birthday. So it's only appropirate that I post here about it.


      Happy birthday @lukemckay . I love you.

    • For my birthday

      3 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      Today is my birthday. I really don't want or need anything. But if you really want to get me something here are what I want from you, in this order:


      1. Go wish @Elnea a happy birthday, as of everyone I know with an April 7th birthday she is the most awesome.


      2. Someone get @lukemckay an amazing art job he will love. If you cannot get him a full time job with benefits, then go commission him.


      3. Clear skin


      4. A Critical Role shirt. Or, if it ever comes back into stock, a Gilmore's Glorious Goods shirt.


      5. A Wyrmwood Gaming dice vault. Any color/wood. Because classy.


      6. Uh...world peace?


      7. If you're at Emerald City Comic Con this weekend shoot me a message so we can try to hang out! I'm working most of the weekend but I want to try to see and hug you amazing people.

    • Dungeons and Dragons and ...ME!!

      3 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      Remember a few weeks ago how I talked about being a guest at Wizards of the Coast to be on their podcast? Well the podcast just dropped. YOU CAN GO LISTEN RIGHT NOW!!!


      Look, my name is in the FRICKIN URL! Isn't that so cool?!?!?


      We talk mostly about D&D, but I do drop some Rooster Teeth in there, and some other things. It would be awesome if you would go and listen and tell me if you liked it. And if you're a D&D fan you should ABSOLUTELY subscribe! And then leave an iTunes review and tell them how awesome they are and how you found out about the show because of me.


      And then go subscribe to the @GlibShark podcast and listen to Dungeon Drunks, which is what we talk about.


      Super excited!!!

    • 3 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer
    • One of the most epic Warzone games ever...

      3 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      Last night, in a mixed party of Wheelmen late night crew and Rooster Teeth friends,I had one of the most memorable Warzone games of my life.


      (Thanks GratFinn for saving and uploading to YouTube)


      In the middle of Random REQ Night our mixed crew ran into a coordinated team who quickly took the lead. For almost 90% of the game they had a good 200 point lead on us, sometimes even more. They spawned 2 Phaetons, several banshies, at least 5 tanks, a mantis, and a wide variety of high ranked weapons. We held the Fortress but they consistently overtook our armory, kept us pinned, and were on track to win by a lot.

      Through teamwork, some excellent team shooting, a few lucky REQs, and a LOT of callouts we took back our armory, pinned them back against theirs, and took Warden Eternal to tie the game. Then cleaned up a few leftover bosses and consolidated our teamfire into the Fortress to pull a victory from the very jaws of defeat!

      It was epic. Thank you @gi_goku @James @Newbs GRat Punisher, and everyone from the Halo Wheelmen!



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    • A Trip To See Wizards

      3 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      Yesterday I took a trip down the road to visit Wizards of the Coast, the company that makes Magic The Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons. The reason I got to go on this magical journey is because all the fans of Dungeons and Dragons and Drunks contacted Greg Tito when he asked about people he should invite on the podcast. So after a few weeks of conversations and scheduling I found myself standing outside the office building housing THE WORLD'S GREATEST ROLEPLAYING GAME.


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      I was only there for about 2 hours, and one of those hours was in a soundproof office converted into a recording studio for podcasts. But the whole experience was amazing. Greg and fellow co-host Shelly Mazzanoble were incredibly kind and welcoming, and when the podcast began easy to talk with and asked excellent questions. When it was over Greg took me on a brief tour of the D&D part of the studio where I saw art EVERYWHERE! No pictures though, just to make sure I didn't accidentally snap something that was under NDA. But trust me, around every corner was full size fantastic pieces or smaller concept art and all of it made me want to roll a character right there.


      Then I was showered with swag, some of which we'll be giving away on the podcast, thanked, and got to take the fun picture in front of the GIANT DRAGON. And then I was back out in the real world, head spinning, wondering if that was an alternate dimension I'd just been sucked into.


      The episode I recorded will come on sometime in the next month, and I'll make sure to announce as soon as I know. For now you should go subscribe to the official D&D podcast and get yourself prepped. We talk about a TON of D&D related topics (and a bit of the Bachelor) and because the history of Dungeon Drunks is tied to RTX I chat about Rooster Teeth a bit as well.


      Thanks you to everyone to wrote in asking for me to be on the podcast. It was a fantastic time and I can't express how much I appreciate you're confidence in me!



    • Critical Role as Music

      3 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      Turning names or phrases into music has been a tool of composers for centuries, most famously by Johann Sebastian Bach to put his name in his own works. There are a variety of ways that letters can be turned into music notes, and once complete a name can be transformed into a phrase with unique and surprising musicality.


      I've mention before here but I'm a HUGE fan of Critical Role, the show where professional voice actors play D&D on Geek and Sundry. Because all the people involved are professional actors, specifically voice actors, it's some of the best role playing I've ever seen. I've called it Professional D&D Playing before, and if that sounds cool then go check them out.


      So I thought it'd be fun to take the names of the members of Vox Machina and turn them into music. Then I performed and recorded the resulting phrase on oboe. For fun I also did this for the cast member names, as well as turned the team name "Vox Machina" into a three part series of variations. There were some challenges along the way; Percy's full name is a half a page of music by itself, and a few phrases are missing the musical equivalent of an apostrophe! I took some liberties with phrasing, key, and style, to offer a personalized musical name.


      You can listen to and download the mp3s on my site here. And if you're interested in having the same treatment done to your name let me know! For RT fans I'll do it for free, though if you'd like to donate to my poor musician fun I always have my case out!

    • Halo TONIGHT 6pm Pacific

      3 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      I have a Friday night off. Yes, really! A Friday night?! It's a minor miracle. And I want to spend it playing Halo with my Rooster Teeth peeps!


      So tonight, Feb 5th at 6pm Pacific join me for SEMI-DRUNK HALO!! Bring food, drinks, and your BTB game for antics and matchmaking joy!


      Sponsored by @Newbs and the awesome Rooster Speak community.

    • Lazer Team Was Awesome!

      3 years ago

      OboeCrazy Freelancer

      I was fortunate enough to attend the Seattle Lazer Team showing,surrounded by friends, having a blast, enjoying an amazing movie! It was pretty much the perfect movie going experience I could have hoped for, and was FREAKING AMAZING!!



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  • Comments (2674)

    • DEATHROW

      9 years ago

      Have you ever role played before, Oboe?

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

      9 years ago

      Well, not all the touristy stuff... but we DID go on the Maid of the Mist. That was fun.

    • VertigoX

      9 years ago

      If you'd like / have time :) I'd love to have you on as a Special Geek I mean Guest Co-Host on Wednesday August 18, 2010 9PM EST when we have Jenga on the show.

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

      9 years ago

      YOU ARE. Ignore Jason (DU_Stars_Fan) and his lies.

    • Gee

      9 years ago

      it doesn't work! even when he has no one to bail him out, he fails at doing what he's supposed to. He takes weeks to do jobs that should take hours. The people who notice have no authority to discipline him, and the people with authority either don't realize he's extremely slow or they don't care. Probably a mixture of the two.

      I swear the man is never ever getting fired.

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

      9 years ago

      I nearly counted - but then the phone rang. smiley0.gif

      Music gets a lot more info into 140 units than written English...

    • SCherry

      9 years ago

      oh! i didn't know that. That's sweet. When in August? I'll be in Seattle from Aug. 10th-17th.

    • grail

      9 years ago

      there are over a hundred on Kabetz facebook account...

    • Nestry

      9 years ago

      It's the least that I could do :] I know to well the work that goes into finding a job now a days. :p

    • QuackJAG

      9 years ago

      Hey Oboe!

      I recently bought RvBs newest box set, and I was going through the community videos on there, and you (Elnea too!) make more then one appearance. And every time I saw you, I laughed really hard because all I could think about was back when you made that one journal about you being all proud that you now had D cups. lol.

      It was very amusing. XD

    • Fungster

      9 years ago

      np friendo

    • SCherry

      9 years ago

      how long will you be there??

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

      9 years ago

      Also, the letter is posted in the braintrust group.

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

      9 years ago

      YOU'RE SO GODDAMN SMART. Also you're pretty, so you've got that going too. :D

      Actually, I'm pretty much saying just that. I'm also adding a general account of when you and I were added to the show. I appreciate it. <3

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

      9 years ago

      ARGH.

      I have NO idea what to say in this letter for the PAX credentials. :(

    • BigNiceJohn

      9 years ago

      I was going through my old comments and I found our chat about ME vs. DA. I can finally quantify my feelings about why I was disappointed with Mass Effect. At it's heart, very little of the game belongs to you (Shepherd). You have Shepherd bits at the beginning and end (which is fantastically good), but ultimately, you spend the meat of the game involving yourself in the stories of your crew instead of going through your own.

      That being said, it's still great, and I will replay it before Fallout New Vegas comes out.

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

      9 years ago

      Hey what's up? If you're not busy tonight, you should come stop over and hang out with us:


      RT Live TeamSpeak Party!

      Tonight!

      Join us for fun alcoholic goodness!
      Info in the group:
      redvsblue.com/groups/profile.php?id=5515

    • DEATHROW

      9 years ago

      I can get the ME1 one easy. I actually have for myself.

      You really think I should get another one and send that to him? It may be that that is what I do.

    • john Quarlton Tanks

      9 years ago

      Do you want to loan me the $50,000+ to buy one?

    • SCherry

      9 years ago

      So... I haven't ran into you in like forever... Whats happening?!

    • DEATHROW

      9 years ago

      OK. I just read on the Mass Effect Community forums from a community coordinator,

      Sorry, there are no physical copies planned. It is digital only.


      What do you think I should get? You think you I could get you to use your popularity to maybe do a poll or make a journal asking what the community might want? I'm not quite sure what to do my friend.

    • TheLostArts

      9 years ago

      Thanks, I think the ad came out pretty well.
      Can't wait for the screencast tonight! smiley0.gif

    • EVApilot_011 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fanservice

      9 years ago

      Scanning planets for minerals in Mass Effect 2, is never funnier than in the Local Cluster.

    • Fungster

      9 years ago

      lolz.....posse

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

      9 years ago

      Wifi on the plane?

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

      9 years ago

      Oh, I didn't know that we were doing that for PAX Prime. If that's the case, I'm totally down with representing LNJJ.

      We'll need business cards and letterhead in order to do it. I can make both, hopefully by the end of the week. :D

    • Lukie

      9 years ago

      smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif !!!! OMG! I never knew, but wow, you guys make an amazing couple!!!!! Eeeeek!!!!!!!! *girlish squeeling* smiley8.gif

    • Lukie

      9 years ago

      Who is it if you don't mind me asking? smiley1.gif

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

      9 years ago

      I can't plus mod you when you are here smiley6.gif ... but I meant to

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

      9 years ago

      How poetic...almost get in a car wreck due to an idiot...and then go get a drink.

      This is probably a good time to mention that Karli drove most of the way home. Haha

    • john Quarlton Tanks

      9 years ago

      I'm celebrating my Bday in TO. I would come to the west side but the west side is more than a 10hr drive.

    • john Quarlton Tanks

      9 years ago

      You going to RvBTO this year?

    • EVApilot_011 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fanservice

      9 years ago

      Wooow! That is sweet! Why must it e so expensive! Oh, right, because that much awesome doesn't come cheap.

    • Laird

      9 years ago

      You could gank anything you wanted since it is all within 30ft of you.:P

    • Fungster

      9 years ago

      the only problem is that my best memories was playing it with 3 other friends in mario cart, golden eye and star fox.

      those are the onlyl games I would like to get, but I don't want to play it if its just by myself

    • DEATHROW

      9 years ago

      Do you know if Luke's screencast is still going on tonight? I've missed the last couple of weeks and I was hopin' someone could tell me.

    • TheLostArts

      9 years ago

      Hey there! it's The Lost Arts from the Screencast, but you can just call me Jon.
      Remember that Video game i was talking about?
      Well here's the official group for it! you can find future updates on the game there, and some other Balls Fun! :)

    • Hunter Achievement

      9 years ago

      You may not remember me, but I was the kid dressed as Ellis from L4D2 at PAX East. Thought I'd send you a FR. Yeah.

    • Schraver Party Hard

      9 years ago

      im not sure, i was getting stomped pretty hard smiley6.gif
      i wish i had more table time with it though, it was a TON of fun and there was a lot i wanted to try out before i left.

      anyway i met a lot of members at PAX and iv been trying to get in touch with as many as i can just because it was really cool to find so many members of the community there. did you enjoy your time at the Expo? smiley9.gif

    • DEATHROW

      9 years ago

      I just thought that I would mention that I found out that Daft Punk will appear in Tron Legacy as two MP3 programs at The End of Line Club according to Wikipedia. Don't know how much your updating on Jenga Jam about since the one time, but I thought that I'd mention it anyway.

    • ch00path1ng4

      9 years ago

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    • DEATHROW

      9 years ago

      Ever been to Video Games Live?

    • lefty

      9 years ago

      I'm picturing something slightly more complicated but they are pressed for space so it can't be too much more than like 6 or 7 keys at most but the thing about keys and music is that it's typically read left to right so there's a chance they might make the music show up along the bottom of the screen or possibly over/under the vocal track.

      Either way the screen is going to be severely cluttered.

    • Schraver Party Hard

      9 years ago

      I saw you on the AHWU into and said "hey i met you at PAX! and we played that cool game on that Windows Surface table and you kicked my butt". So i decided to hop over and say hi. smiley9.gif

    • thaskizz

      9 years ago

      Cool to see you on the intro to AHWU this week.

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

      9 years ago

      Yeah we will have to think about something to play. I will go back and listen to some of that music again, there was one thing that had a real lot of oboe....oh, it had octave pedal stuff too. Sweet. Maybe we can arrange something of Linnea's to perform.

      I'm sure you'll have no worry getting your drink on.

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

      9 years ago

      I think I will be there. I listened to a lot of music today at taichiknees.....very awesome!!! You play beautifully. Maybe we can think of something to play together in TO?

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

      9 years ago

      Are you bringing your oboe to TO?

    • Laird

      9 years ago

      You call yourself a geek, it is a Tron Hoodie. My N7 Mass Effect one should be here soon too.

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

      9 years ago

      Just putting this out there:

      I have a way for D&D to work. I should have things good to start up in about 1 week

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