Trogdor6135

29 years old
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  • Activity

    • I'm doing an Extra Life Stream

      3 years ago

      Trogdor6135

      I've always been, well, excited when the RT Extra Life Stream happens. There's something unique about getting together for a good cause, especially one such as raising funds for children's hospitals. Everyone is left feeling warmer and even though we can be tired, sometimes we feel like we could go out and do a bit more before our collective motivational goodwill wears out.

      So, I'm doing that this year. I want to do more. On November 7th, I'll be streaming for charity as well. I'll be starting at midnight the Friday before and going at least to midnight of that Saturday. Hopefully, we can reach out and get more people and their hearts invested in helping these children's hospitals.

      Now in terms of hardware restrictions, the only way I have to stream is directly through my One and PS4. My computer has turned into a paperweight and it was already far too old for something like streaming hardware to be included in it. So when I switch games, there might be a couple seconds of "offline" while I have to turn the stream back on. But I will be there. Trust me.

      I don't expect much, but as long as we can get people involved, that's all that matters. For the kids, everybody!

      I'll be reposting these links as we get closer, but here they are now:

      My Extra Life profile. http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=don...

      My twitch channel: http://www.twitch.tv/trogdor6135

    • New RT Site

      4 years ago

      Trogdor6135

      So the new website has finally reared its head. Reared is probably the wrong word, though. I like how this looks. Too many websites have that cluttered feeling these days. Or maybe it's just the sites I end up on. Either way, the minimalist approach is relaxing and sleek.

      Granted, anything brand new on the internet has issues. But when you consider how most things on the internet first launch, I'd say the site works excellently in comparison (cough cough GTA cough).

      Great work on the new site, guys. Color me impressed.

    • Switching Teams

      5 years ago

      Trogdor6135

      I finally did it. I switched sides. Batted with the other hand, Putted from the rough. Batted from the pitching mound. Drove in the other lane. Ate with my feet.

      I switched systems, that is. Thanks to a generous tax refund this year, I am now the proud owner of 100 cups of coffee and a PS4 (currently drunk 56 cups of coffee).

      It was exciting to sit down with a new console and figure out how to set it up, especially considering that it's my first Sony device ever. The on button took me ten minutes and I had to resort to the start up guide to find it. It took me another ten minutes to find the eject button. But the controller is much easier to understand. It's comfy to hold and those joysticks are easy to manipulate without losing grip (69 cups of coffee).

      Also, the PS4 caters to my needs. My tv is not a normal size. Despite all configurations I could find for it, the width always gets cut off with an HDMI cord. And since not all games configure for a safe zone for the screen, I learned to guess what was in the edges (72 cups of coffee). The PS4 has a safe zone in the console settings, so I never have to worry about it again.

      EVERYTHING LOOKS BEAUTIFUL. I AM CRYING TEARS OF JOY (89 cups of coffee).

      The loading times for games and system menus is zilch. Nada. None. I don't know how they achieved this except magic (and 99 cups of coffee).

      ...
      ...
      ...
      Nevermind, I understand how they did it now (100 cups of coffee).

      The PS4 is a brilliant piece of technology and I can't wait to see what happens a few years down the road. Until then, it's a perfect day.

    • Argument for the Imperials of Skyrim

      5 years ago

      Trogdor6135

      My interest in Skyrim popped up from the ocean of my mind recently. I bought a used version and that opening cutscene is still familiar to me (mostly because I was constantly making characters. I'm picky). But it also reminded me of a large plot point for the Elder Scrolls continuity, and that was the civil war.

      Unless my memory's failed and truly turned into Red, then about 99.999999999999999999% percent of players supported the Stormcloaks (That's what the internet seemed like, anyway). But I didn't. So drawing upon my knowledge of both the American Revolution and the United States Civil War, I'd like to explain why I agree with the Imperial side of the Civil War.

      1. Secession is considered illegal
      This one is a simple point that cost thousands of lives in a more complicated effort to defy it. The Civil War was fought in the beginning, not because of slavery, but because the southern states tried to declare themselves independent from from the United States. Ultimately, the largest point of the war was to tell the South that secession was illegal.

      It's the same reason that England took offense to the American Colonies seceding from Great Britain. The only reason that the Colonies weren't punished was because they were a) backed by other nations, and b) they had a three thousand mile ocean on their side. As much as I appreciate what the forefathers did, they did still commit treason.

      2. Religion of Akatosh and Reactions
      This is where it gets a little personal. Religion, or more appropriately, the right to practice religion of a person's choosing, has spawned several clashes in history. There were several Crusades, multiple religions in the United States were required to exodus west to avoid persecution, and even now people are punished or attacked because they believe differently to a party with power.

      In the Elder Scrolls world, the Empire had quote "Banned worship of Akatosh" unquote. And yes, I believe the double quoting is important. Because while the Empire had banned it, they didn't do anything to enforce it. There are several laws in the US today that would cause trouble if someone actually followed them. But no one does, because they're considered duds.

      The ban on worshiping Akatosh was a dud. The Empire only did so to create a cease fire with the Dominion, and initially treated it like a dud. It could have stayed that way, too. However, the Stormcloaks were highly vocal about their dislike of a law. History in our world shows that when people complain, the government tries to quiet them. So when the Dominion heard about the Stormcloaks breaking the law publicly and vocally, the Empire was forced to enforce its dud law.

      In other words, the Stormcloaks kind of brought this on their own heads.

      This draws an eery parallel to the American Revolution, and it's admittedly my weakest point. England thought to raise taxes on the colonies because of the French and Indian War fought to keep them. The colonies protested the tax hike, and England began trying to suppress their complaints.

      Here's where I find difference. The Akatosh dud law was made during emergency times to prevent war. The tax hike on the American Colonies was during peacetime. Also, Skyrim was represented in the Imperial Council by the Skyrim King. America had no representatives in Parliment, and that was their complaint. So Skyrim had had representation. It was just that the Stormcloaks openly complained anyway, and that forced the Empire to do more than create the law.

      (In fact, if England had given them representation in Parliment, I bet the Colonies would have been more complacent because they weren't just ordered about. There likely wouldn't have been a revolution).

      3. Ulfric Stormcloak
      Anyone who played Skyrim can probably tell about Ulfric. Personally, I find him to be an absolute fucking asshole . In other words, a big jerk and a hypocrite.

      Let's start with his declaration to secede. The Americans not only wrote the Declaration of Independence, they actually sent a copy to King George for him to approve. Before, there had only been battles between British soldiers and angry colonists. After the Declaration's creation, the forefathers waited for England's response before an official attack against them. If England had approved it, then there wouldn't have been a war.

      In contrast, Ulfric did so with much less honor. He challenged the current Skyrim king to a duel. Then he literally blew the king apart. The issue with this is that while Ulfric was a seasoned soldier who also knew how to use the Voice, the king was a young man with little actual training. It would have been similar to a Special Forces soldier versus a college graduate in a fight to the death, and the soldier had all of his arms and equipment.

      Ulfric didn't even give the king a chance to surrender to try to peacefully approach the situation. He flat slaughtered him and then declared a revolution in blood. Revolutions that don't try a peaceable approach first tend to fail. Look at any civil rights movement and revolution, both peaceful and violent. The peaceful approach tends to have a much higher success rate.

      The second part of my issue with Ulfric is his hypocrisy. He wants a Skyrim where he can worship according to his needs. That in itself isn't wrong. What's wrong is how he demonstrates it. While he's more than willing to play victim against any who might disagree with his policies, he then exerts a tyrant's boot on other races.

      Elves, Argonians, Khajit, and anyone Ulfric doesn't like is crushed under his "superiority" while claiming that he himself is under a tyrant's thumb. The evidence of this is obvious to anyone who walks through Ulfric's city. It's a squalor with a big seat at the top.

      I want to speak more on topic number 3, but I'm out of words. I'll write another entry soon. Tell me your opinions and if you find any fault with my logic.

    • Milestone

      5 years ago

      Trogdor6135

      I officially joined the Roosterteeth Community back in August 11, but I'd been following them for another year or two longer. Still, getting the profile was one of the better decisions I'd made, because it led me straight to this guy, @Charlie8282 .

      Everyone has regrets in life, but getting a chance to meet Charlie and through him the rest of the gang is something I have no regrets over. I met him by writing a journal entry, one of my first ones, about Halo Reach and the Noble 6 character. @chargerram76 found it and he recommended it to Charlie. After that, I want to use the phrase it was downhill from there. Not because it got bad, but because things picked up so much momentum that there was no stopping it.

      When it comes to interacting with new people, I'm extremely shy. It takes me awhile to get used to their presence before I can start talking casually with them. That's part of why I'm reserved at the start of a DBAH-chery but very animated towards the end. I was fortunate enough to meet someone who didn't mind too much, and through Charlie I met Team DBAH.

      Talk about a cool bunch of guys (and gals). I hadn't been much of an online player before joining up with them, but after meeting them and enjoying our first group online play, I understood why it was so fun. The other admins are some of the coolest people around (including the good folks who work at Roosterteeth) and I encourage you all to get to know some of them.

      It was also thanks to Charlie and Team DBAH that I got some traction in video and audio editing. I had always daydreamed about having a career based on what the Achievement Hunter guys do (Who hasn't?) but I had never put any actual effort towards it. Then, after about a week or two of planning, the Team DBAH Podcast started in May 2012.

      That was my first real throw at editing in general, and I learned quite a few lessons the hard way. The Podcast went down for a few weeks of tweaking after almost a year, and it's now edited by the capable and hilarious @NunyaBiznas .

      Go give that podcast a check out here: It'll brighten your day, one hour at a time.

      Thanks to the Team DBAH Podcast, and more interactions with Team DBAH in general, I started doing my own series of video game playthroughs, titled Trogdor Takes On (named after my GamerTag, which is the best in existence and a homage to the first video I saw online). I started with Dead Space 2, and the first seven videos are sketchy as editing threw me a whole new curve of lessons.

      I'm glad to say that after that my videos have looked pretty good, and I shamelessly watch some of my own work myself. Next week my oldest younger sister comes back from college, and she's eager to sit down and do a Play By Ear or two with me. Look forward to that.

      It's surprising to think that I've been hanging with you guys for over a year and a half now, and we're still going strong. There are eleven admins now, playdates are now DBAH-cheries, I have not one, not two, but THREE imaginary fairies. And the adventures keep on coming. Heck, Jamie and I were just messing about with recording software on Saturday, and a podcast popped out (It was like a surprise baby, I swear. One minute we're discussing what games to record, and then we're recording a podcast). I'll leave a link to that here as well, since he and I are looking forward to recording another next week.

      (And by the way Jamie, apparently we first messaged each other four months ago.)

      It's been my greatest pleasure to know you guys, and I'm looking forward to what's around the corner. Here's to you, cheers, shoutouts, Happy Holidays, and Don't Be A Hero.

    • I made a new kind of video

      5 years ago

      Trogdor6135

      I wanted to record something short so I made this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwWIe2eLvHo

      Why is it not a video game recording? I didn't want to do one, as they long, complicated, and require more planning than sitting down with my phone. But hopefully my own brand of humor appeases you. If not, watch it and make me feel better anyway.

      If you're just that heartless, I hear Sora's looking for you (BURRRRN!)

    • New TTO Suggestions

      5 years ago

      Trogdor6135

      Hey everybody, it's your favorite imaginative friend. How's everyone been doing? I've been okay. My wordcount for NaNoWriMo is about 20,800. Not too bad but it could be better. It probably will be by the time you read this. But now onto the main event.

      So in my most recent Trogdor Takes On video, I have finally beaten Dead Space 2! Hooray! It's over with! The beast has been slain! Check that out if you haven't yet, and if you want to watch the journey in full, you can do that too. But that leaves a new question for me.

      What game should I tackle next?

      I'll still be uploading more of the Mass Effect TTOs on Tuesdays and Thursday for the time being. I just can't get enough of Howard's cheekbones. But while I have a few ideas as for what to replace Dead Space 2 with, I'm curious to hear your ideas as well.

      So please: shout at me what you want me to shout at.

    • TTO and NaNoWriMo

      5 years ago

      Trogdor6135

      It's Monday and that means more Trogdor Takes On! Part 15 is up even though it's late in the night (I had to remake the video from its various segments). Make sure to watch, comment, enjoy!

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=HryMEvu77_o&feature=youtu.be

      Also, it's halfway through October which means National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is about to get started! Like writing? Ever wanted to like writing? Then this is the site for you! The gist and short version is that starting on Nov 1, you write a 50,000 word novel before Nov 30. You could write more, or you could cut it off there.

      Now I know 50,000 sounds like a lot of words, but it's really now, especially not in small bite sized writing chunks. If you write 1,667 words a day, you hit 50,000 on the 30th. See? That's not so many words after all. There's a large and growing community on the NaNo site, and they're always ready to help you if you can't visualize what you want to write.

      You don't really need an outline, either. If you're really brave you could write by the seat of your pants. After all, your best ideas sneak up on your when you're not really looking for them. Go ahead, give it a try or at least give the site a look. Even if you don't finish, it's fun to create something.

      nanowrimo.org/dashboard

    • I'm Free!

      5 years ago

      Trogdor6135

      Free at last! Free at last! Finally I am free at last!

      And that is not meant with the slightest hint of sarcasm. That is all genuine enthusiasm.

      I finally managed to untangle the ugly mess that is Google+ from my Youtube account. It was bulky, unaccommodating, and the most loathed system I've ever used on the internet. It drove me mad. MAD, I tell YOU!

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      How to correctly deal with Google+

      So after an hour or so of combat, I managed to delete my Google+ bullshit while keeping my Youtube intact. Good thing, because I just posted TTO 14 for Dead Space 2.

      My name's changed from Trogdor Dave to trogdor6135 on Youtube, but don't worry. It's still me there, in all of my strange, imaginative, illogical glory.

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZeIPl-D1pI

    • Trogdor Takes On: Dead Space 2: Part 13

      5 years ago

      Trogdor6135

      I just put up the next part of my Dead Space 2 series, and it's absolutely my favorite video I've done, including my Play By Ears. Something about just how it developed, especially when I had my battle in the hallway just gave me more fun than I'd had in a while. I hope every video turns out like this one.

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0h8zWFTv-Q&feature=youtu.be

  • Comments (24)

    • KyTopgun

      5 years ago

      That had to be one of best DBAHcherries we ever had. DYNAMITE!

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

      5 years ago

      You found my Simpsons episode with the bear

      • Trogdor6135

        5 years ago

        I did. Now you can google the episode and relive the memories.

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

      6 years ago

      I just noticed that we both donated towards the Ruby statue.

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

        5 years ago

        Well Dave and I recently figured out how to solve the problem with audio, that's caused us to loses a few videos, so I'd like to do another Lets Play soon, but it's finding a time where we are all available

      • HalfricanBush Halfrican Warrior

        5 years ago

        speaking of both, when are we doing another TMT???
        Horrible transition? i know :)

    • Charlie8282 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=MED...

    • Wulfboi The DBAHdian Supreme

      6 years ago

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    • Charlie8282 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 years ago

      I linked this on one of Andrew's journals and I think you'll appreciate it as well

      Check out this video on YouTube:

      youtu.be/29UMACdfyZw

    • Wulfboi The DBAHdian Supreme

      6 years ago

      http://www.gametrailers.com/full-episodes/en597n/timeline-the-legend-of-zelda

      Watch this, I bet you'll love it.

    • Wulfboi The DBAHdian Supreme

      6 years ago

      I'm leaving this here... G1ngerm00se sends his regards.
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    • Wulfboi The DBAHdian Supreme

      6 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpa...

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

      6 years ago

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      i thought of you :)

      • Trogdor6135

        6 years ago

        :)

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

        6 years ago

        Ooops didn't post the whole thing:
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      • Trogdor6135

        6 years ago

        That's awesome.

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

      6 years ago

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      • Trogdor6135

        6 years ago

        Best strip ever. Of all time!

        On the other hand, I just realized I have a comments page.

    • Wulfboi The DBAHdian Supreme

      7 years ago

      Hate me yet?

    • Charlie8282 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Had a lot of fun playing Rocket Hogs last night, bud. next time i'm playing Reach, i'll let you know smiley13.gif

    • noob55

      7 years ago

      Lol Thanks man =D I really appreciate it alot
      "After time adrift among open stars, along tides of light and through shoals of dust, i will return to where i began. Keelah Se'lai"
      =D Heh good to see another Tali/ Quarian fan so yay ^^ Lol i am Eric aka Noob55 or Aka Ghosthunt 500 and it is nice to meet you and thanks again glad u love my pics =)

    • Charlie8282 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Thanks, bud! i really appreciate that smiley13.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley0.gif

    • chargerram77

      7 years ago

      Hey buddy, Kewl observation ... im going to send a Friend request and a watch....!

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