SamAcuna

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from Avenel, New Jersey

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    • RTX GoFundMe

      4 years ago

      SamAcuna

      Hey guys! So this is my first RTX i'll be going to with my wonderful RTNY family! I'm extremely excited to be doing this, but also upset because my girlfriend mlgKatie cannot go due to lack of funds. Since this is my first RTX and RTNY's first RTX as the huge family we are, I started a GoFund me page here for her traveling and food expenses. If anyone can donate even a little bit, it'll mean so much to us and our RTNY family.

      Take care and I love you all

    • Shameless Promotion of C-Squared Podcast

      4 years ago

      SamAcuna

      C Squared talk about the sci-fi world this week!

      You can listen to it here!

    • 4 years ago

      SamAcuna

      @bellison tagged me in this five facts-a-ma-jig and I tend to find these interesting sooo here goes :D I apologize if some of this is sappy

      1. I made machinima in High School (like my friend Allie) I didn't have 2000 subscribers like her, but I do have a crappily made Halo video of Star Wars: Obi Wan v. Anakin. It was before I had a capture device and it's so bad, but it has over 40,000 views and that's an accomplishment to me. I made smaller videos after that, tried a series (deleted it because I was embarrassed my "Real" friends would find it) and made 2 halo infection videos and a music video to Around the World. Yes, it's probably exactly what you think it is.

      2. I have a knack for counseling I didn't go to school to exactly be a counselor, but I fall in this weird middle ground where if I play my cards right, it could happen. I used to counsel prison inmates in anger & stress management without any real certification. I was never nervous when I was with them, I just felt so natural and respected, everyone there listened to the advice that me, a 20/21 year old kid was saying to these inmates who were my age - 35 years old. I got placed into it by mere coincidence and after the first day one of the inmates looked at me and said, "Are you sure you're not certified to do this?"

      3. I'm an adventurer The past 4 out of 5 years, I have tackled new things and broadened my personal horizons with my best friend Jonathan Chung (who is not on this site). 2010 I joined my High School's senior play which was Seussical the Musical. I loved every bit of it and it felt so joyful to be able to entertain hundreds of people. I was in the ensemble and I was proud to Woof all over the stage. 2012 I went skydiving. I have a video of me skydiving in my batman shirt. Surprisingly, I only got a little nervous when we were between 5000 & 8000 feet. Once we opened the door to go out and I saw the ground, I was so pumped. It was one of the most relaxing and exciting things I have ever done. I felt completely weightless. In 2012/2013 I started to really work-out and become fit. It was mostly motivation from a recent break-up, but hey it worked. I got so fit I did a mud-run called a Rugged Maniac which was a 5k. Chung and I finished in the top 10 of our heat and we fought through the heat and mud. This past year in 2014, I did my first Cosplay of Cosmo and Wanda with my lovely girlfriend @MLGKatie at NYCC. It was a great time and we even got to meet-up with some of Rtny. All of these things have helped me learn new things about myself, and what I really like to do.

      4. I love driving and nature It soothes and calms me, even if i'm tired I can get a jolt from driving every now and then. I've drove 13 hours straight to Illinois and I look forward to making more road trips in the future. I just came back from a tiny road trip with some of Rtny. I love scenery when I drive and i just feel like nothing bad can happen to me when I'm driving (although I know that's not true). I tend to sit at waterfronts when the weather gets nice and lay in the snow when it's a little cold out. I spent my 20th birthday with just one friend, sitting at a waterfront near my home, wondering why the world is the way it is.

      5. Mass Effect is a very big part of my life It may seem silly to some, but when I say it's a big part of my life, I mean the experiences I have from that game have helped shape me into the person I am today. I started Mass Effect in the very beginning, the Christmas right after it came out in November of 2007. I played it, fell in love (not with the Mako though) and replayed it over and over again. I've beaten each game on Insanity (a feat I am very proud of) Whenever someone in the "real" world mentions Mass Effect or is wearing anything Mass Effect related I freak out. I could literally talk hours on end about Mass Effect and then some. Mass Effect has shown me light where there was darkness, shown me friends where I never imagined and brought me into a world that was always expanding. I went to Mass Effect when my friends would make fun of me for being a, "nub" or a "no-life" because I always wanted to play my video games. Video games never made fun of me though, they just taught me how to be a better person, and as most people who probably play Mass Effect, I always modeled my Shepard after who I wanted to be and I like to think I'm slowly becoming that person. I've learned that the world is not black-and-white. There's a lot of gray.

      So, that's a few parts of me. Please, anyone and everyone feel free to do this. I love reading about friends :)

    • I fall asleep very easily

      4 years ago

      SamAcuna

      So I just drank coffee two hours ago to keep me from not falling asleep...and it worked...wow...
      i dont want to have to do that every night, but for nights i dont feel like knocking out around 10 pm, i will. I'm not wide awake, but its an interesting feeling. Kay, thats all baaai

    • My dear wonderful friends

      4 years ago

      SamAcuna

      Been meaning to do this for awhile and what better time than the holidays. As my closest friends know, I'm a pretty closed-off person. I have friends at home and they are all near and dear to me, and my closest friend from home is certainly one I hold near and dear and is also the friend I do the most new and adventurous things with. Some of you met him at NYCC, Jon (or maybe I introduced him to you guys as Chung, I don't remember.) Anyways, besides Chung it took me 5 years to meet my best friend whom I made over Xbox live. We played halo, gears of war, left 4 dead and all other games together. When I met him and his friends in Illinois I felt at home, but it only lasted for so long as I could not stay there. We visit each other every so often, but it's been a year since I have seen any of them since ya know..money stuff. Ever since I met them, I yearned for that type of connection with a group of people. I wanted to just have friends that I could be my complete self around, play video games, nerd out over video games and just enjoy each other's company no matter where we were. I got that when I met Katie, my wonderful and beautiful girlfriend who I am ever so grateful for. We did all those things and then some, we shared fandoms, brought each other into new ones and explored the world as it created itself around us. Then Chris (who has been a brother to me since 2009 and is a whole entire different story, love you brother) invited me to his summer BBQ and that's where everything changed.

      As soon as I met RTNY I felt at home. I talked with Chrissy, FemSam and Allie inside about our fandoms while everyone else was around playing games until the pinnacle event of a Halo Lan party. I had never felt closer to people than I did in those few hours I was there. I texted Katie after I left and told her I had some friends for us to make. From that day on I knew I wanted to be part of RTNY so I quickly made a Rooster Teeth account, joined the groupme, and waited around for the next event. It's silly to say, but I really counted down the days until I could hang out with you guys again on September 27th. That meet-up with just the few friends really sold me. We didn't do much, we walked around the city, went to Nintendo World, ate food, went to Mid-Town Comics, went to the Elks lodge for trivia and just talked. It was so nice and I felt close to everyone in the short amount of time I spent with them. I didn't care who I would have to walk next to or who was left standing with me as we waited for people to come meet-us, because I've realized everyone in this group is like me. Just a person who loves video games and who is a little too eccentric about their fandom(s).

      Yet there's something greater here. RTNY was the first group of people where it didn't matter what we were doing, because I knew that no matter what, I would have fun. It feels silly to say that because I've known all of you for a very short time, but with RTNY I'm a person that I have only been with the people I have felt most comfortable around. I'm not afraid of being the awkward kid at the parties, I'm not afraid of not having anyone to talk to, and I'm especially not afraid that i'll ever be alone because I'll have RTNY. I think that's a fear most people have, being alone in a world that holds so many. It seems odd, but too many of us know this unfortunate song and dance, to which I say no more. If there's one thing I've learned from this group, it's that I'm never alone when I have RTNY. RTNY has given me so much more than I could have ever asked for and I will continue to enjoy every second I'm here because I know I have made some beautiful and wonderful friends that I believe will last me a lifetime.

      These memories we make together are truly priceless, from playing games to singing our hearts out (and confessing our dying love for each other?) I will never grow tired of any of it. It's funny to think that no matter where I am or what I'm doing, I'm still counting down the days until I can see RTNY again. To see my family again.

      Merry Christmas RTNY, I love every single one of you.

    • Journal Journal What's in a Journal

      4 years ago

      SamAcuna

      I guess this is just for me to write and share with anyone I see fit and the RT community seems fit for that. I like writing and I'll probably open this up every now and then to write a little something something if it's relevant. For now I will just start by saying I am ever so pleased to be part of the RT community and most importantly part of RTNY. That group has made me feel at home since the first day I met them and I could not imagine spending better days with anyone else. You guys rock and I must thank you for getting me involved into this wonderful community. I always enjoyed RT, but RTNY has showed me different sides of RT I never gave much thought to. Let's Plays, AHWU, RT shorts and many many more.

      Friends new and old, I am grateful for each and everyone of you and can't wait to go further down this rabbit hole with all of you. I wouldn't want any other team by my side. #FortheKids

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