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

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    • gen:LOCK thoughts and review.

      5 months ago

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

      Holy shit. I've been trying to put my thoughts together about the show and I don't know that I can. I have been in awe since Saturday morning.


      My best friend and I watched Saturday morning and for an hour after we were speechless. Even after catching the "surprise" showing of episode one in December, yesterday's viewing was shocking. There were so many teeny tiny little details that I hadn't noticed the first time. That's one of the things I love most about the show so far. From the "In Memoriam" wall growing to the little trinkets on Cammie's bag and the details on Kazu's clothes. The attention to detail is absolutely incredible.


      That includes the sound design. One of the things my friend and I discussed was the huge difference in sound design for gen:LOCK compared to the other shows RT produces. The first thing that came to mind for us was RWBY. RWBY always has bouncy and upbeat music. Even in fights and action I always wanna get up and bounce around. gen:LOCK absolutely had me on the edge of my seat. I found myself clutching my chest, heartbeat pounding right along with the music. It was an entirely different tempo.


      That tempo of the music matched the writing and the pace of the show so well. Even in slower moments I was sucked in. The writing and the visuals match so well. While I was worried at the initial slow pace the episodes picked up and honestly, after five minutes, I didnt care. The writing was so fantastic that a 30 minute episode felt like it ended after five minutes. By the end of episode one these characters had me wrapped around their fingers (and we hadn't even met them all yet)!


      My biggest reservation going into the show was the animation. I've never watched a lot of anime and all I kept hearing was how the animation looked "choppy" and the "fame rate" was crap. I had no idea what that meant, but I was worried. I shlook uld never have listened. I absolutely LOVED the style of the show. Everyone-and everything-looked sleek and smooth. Everything down to the facial expressions were wonderful. I felt like I could see every emotion. And the animation for the jets and the mech was insane. I just wanted to zoom in and see every dang joint as it moved. I never should have doubted Gray and his team.


      With everything going on in the show, the thing that brought it home, was the voice acting. We were all excited for those big names, and they absolutey didnt disappoint. Hearing Maisie Williams as Cammie was a highlight for me. That accent is just damn adorable and amazing. Honestly though, all the RT peeps in the show? Were fucking phenomenal. Miles and Lindsay always hit it out of the park and Chad was amazing. But Blaine Gibson really stood out for me. He absolutely brought Sinclair to life and killed the mans inflection and emotions. I mean, that plot twist was top notch and I was so lost in Sinclair that I lost Blaine.


      I never thought, two episodes in, I would be this hooked on a show. I haven't stopped thinking about it, watched it more than once, and I'm invested in these characters. I haven't been this enthralled in a really long time and I am beyond excited. 


      I haven't been with Rooster Teeth since the beginning. I haven't gotten to see the entire rise of the company. But this? I am insanely proud and humbled to be a part of the community at this time. Because someday I'll be able to say, "Rooster Teeth? Oh yeah, I was a fan BEFORE gen:LOCK." 

      I'll be able to tell people about the hype for the show. About the standing ovation we gave at RTX Austin 2018 when footage was released.

      I'll be able to say I witnessed one of this generations greatest Anime shows come to be. 

      For that I am extremely lucky.

    • 2019 is awesome

      5 months ago

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

      This year is already shaping up to be one hell of a year. I got accepted as a Guardian, I get to help a new teacher at my school, and I may have figured out what I want to do my masters in. My best friend snagged an Ultra pass, this is our second RTX, and I have become more involved int he community. It is all amazing and awesome and fun and I cannot wait to see what the rest of the year has to hold. 

    • Guardians Unite!

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

      I am absolutely stoked to have been accepted as a Guardian! This will be my first year and I am so excited. Last year I attended as a fan and I knew instantly that I wanted to be a Guardian. I love helping people and so many guardians brought me joy during my time there so I hope to make others feel the same.


      Any other first timers?


      Any veteran Guardians who want to impart some tips or wisdom?

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    • Year in Review

      6 months ago

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

      2018 is almost over and it has been one hell of a ride. Last year I was typing my year in review as someone who had only been on the RT site for two months. I'm now over a year in and it has been the greatest decision I ever made.


      I've never told the story of how I started watching RT. But after everything that happened this year, it feels right to tell it now.

      I started watching Rooster Teeth content in 2015. Honestly, though, it feels like a lifetime. Back then I was freaking out about my educational content exam and my best friend said, "Hey, watch this Minecraft video with me." 


      I had no intention of watching a game made for 8 year old boys. But a bunch of 8 year old men absolutely sucked me in. 


      Gavin Free was fucking adorable. 


      Michael Jones was angry. 


      Ray Navarez Jr. was aloof and hilarious.


      Jack and Ryan were one voice intertwined.


      Geoff Ramsey was orchestrating the chaos. 


      That day six men took my mind off of a test that would determine my future. 


      When I took my exit exam, RWBY was there to cheer me on.


      When I fell into a depressive episode RVB showed me I wasn't alone.


      When I had the worst year of my life in 2017, Camp Camp was there to just make me laugh.


      So much has changed since that first minecraft episode I watched. People have left. Even more have joined. I started gaming, branching out, because of the fun these complete strangers were having.


      For three years Rooster Teeth has been there to comfort and get me through the hard times. And 2018 has been a highlight.

      I met the Jones family and Barb at Planet City Comic Con in KC. I was extremely blessed to purchase Plat passes to my first RTX. I spent three days with my best friends, and I made new ones. I got pulled on stage at Let's Play Live, my best friend got to sit on stage with some of her idols, and I met some of my absolute heroes (Jack and Geoff, lookin' at you). I cosplayed for the first time, I made friends on twitter, I joined groups, and overall? I talk. I'm active. For two years I sat in the background, scared to engage, and now I'm here.


      I couldn't imagine being anywhere else. I couldn't imagine being in any other group or surrounded by anyone else. 

      Here I am accepted.

      Here I belong.


      Memory is the key. And the memories I have made this year will never fade.


      2019 is gonna be hard. I wanna work on me. My confidence, my health, my relationships. Its gonna be a long bumpy road. But I know I have so many people in my corner.


      Because, "No matter how many friends you lose? You can always make more. And I think that's pretty neat".

    • I've been bit..

      7 months ago

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

      I spent the holiday at a friends house and we gamed for three days straight. I am absolutely obsessed. It's been awhile since I have really had the drive to game and do it consistently. All I wanna do is go home and boot up The Last of Us or Spyro or try something new. It's so rare I actually WANT to branch out and try a new game but I can't wait.

    • Harry Potter

      8 months ago

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

      There is no greater joy, as a second grade teacher, than introducing my class to Harry Potter. Some of them have read it/seen the movies with parents. But it is so nice to see the students faces light up as we reach character introductions or the action parts. The illustrated edition has also made it so much more enjoyable. I love it so much and I am so happy to share that joy.


      If only I could show them RT. HA!

    • ExtraLife

      8 months ago

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

      It’s extra life game day! So excited to be participating for the first time! Hoping I can reach my fundraising goal and help out our local Children’s and Women’s hospital!

    • Gaming Drought

      8 months ago

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

      Anyone else ever been SUPER hyped for a game and then just lose it? I bought Read Dead, was so damn excited to play. I booted it up and got fifteen minutes in and stopped. I just lost all excitement and oomph. Like I hyped myself up to much. So now I’m pouting at a game I was excited for but now I have no desire to play.  I know this week is gonna be hard at work and normally that sparks the gaming bug again. Hoping next weekend I can give it another go.

    • Red Dead Redemption II

      8 months ago

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

      I can't wait to get home and play this game!

      Our local gamestop was absolutely packed with people. Like. I haven't seen that many people in a gamestop anywhere, let alone our tiny town. Luckily I have a friend who works there and I was able to go in beforehand and get my "golden ticket" to get in line when the time came. It was my first experience at an opening night launch and it was so cool! 

      Unfortunately I had to work today so I haven't gotten to set it up yet. Can't wait to get home and give it a spin. After what I'm sure is a seven year download time.

    • Streaming

      8 months ago

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

      Alright, so I streamed for the first time last weekend and it was awesome. Only like two people watched but it was still an amazing experience. The real question? Do I want to stream Red Dead and make a complete fool of myself? Because I think yes.

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