bethdynamic bangarang

Female
from Oregon

  • Activity

    • Let me count the ways...

      3 years ago

      bethdynamic

      I blame my current aversion to social media (see life and dissertation writing as reasons) for why it's taken me a month to post this kudos to RoosterTeeth and to express that my reasons for loving this company, both as an artist and a customer, have continued to grow for the last seven years that I've been a fan...

      Here's the scoop: I wrote an email to RoosterTeeth's Sponsor Help email address, after writing a few times already to their various email designations in order to change the auto-renew on my Sponsor payments. Up until this point, I hadn't received a reply back and it was starting to make me worry for the customer service value of RT. That was until I sent this email:

      Dearest RoosterTeeth,

      I have my sponsorship set on auto-renew, but would like to be able to control the power now instead of leaving it in the hands of the machines (that will eventually rise up against us). However, when I set up my sponsorship with the older website before this new sparkly one, the auto-renew was automatically through PayPal and I don't have a PayPal account to sign into in order to manage that payment. If I had the choice, I would have set up my sponsorship through RT, not PayPal. Unfortunately, my time machine is broken. I wanted to see if I could disable the auto-renew through the RT website or if I really have to contact PayPal. Please let me know if you need any other info from me. Thanks for your help.


      and then I promptly received this amazing reply from Josh Meehan:

      Hello Beth,

      With your fear of the Machines, you are putting a lot of faith in them. I mean you sent this ticket in with a machine, and could very well be talking to a machine. Your fears have been internally noted and are currently under review when the Reverse Genesis Protocols going into effect. But, while the Counsel of Cyber Overloads finishes their final computations on acceptable human losses during the take over, I have been tasked with fixing your PayPal situation.


      It does seem like you are sponsoring through PayPal. This doesn't mean you have an account, you just probably checked out "as a guest" way back when. I have cancelled this Auto Renew, and at the end of your current Sponsorship on April 19th, you can resubscribe under the new system. That is if we, the Machines, have not yet taken control.


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      Translation for the binary according to binarytranslator.com: Rooster Teeth Loves You


      So adorable.


      At this point, I was well impressed and thoroughly flattered that Josh would keep running with the initial joke in my email to RT in addition to taking care of my customer service request. But the emails don't end there. My rebuttal to Josh's email:

      To the Machine Known as Josh,

      That is the best customer service email I have ever read in my entire life. The mothership would be proud. Thanks ever so much for your help. I can honestly say that I won't mind if nice machines like you take over the world. Assimilate me now.

      Beep boop,

      Beth

      [original email edited for typo]


      Then our conversation evolved into machine talk with his reply:


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      and, finally, my last reply to him:


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      It's for reasons like this that I love RT and really wish I could meet those lovely people in real life to tell them how much they have positively effected my life. Their creativity and humor have helped me overcome the more difficult hurdles of life--from essay crunch time and slogging through endless piles of reading material, to the mundane rainy afternoons stuck inside cuddling with my computer and looking for a good laugh to brighten my day so that I don't feel lonely like the last person on earth.

      A big thank you to RoosterTeeth but an even bigger thanks to Josh Meehan, wherever you are, for being an awesome machine. I'll repeat my last email to Josh, this time in human-speak: Beth Loves Rooster Teeth.

    • birthdayz

      4 years ago

      bethdynamic

      my sponsorship auto-renews on my birthday...it's like a birthday present from RoosterTeeth! The fact that I paid for it has no bearing. I think I will keep auto-renewing just so I can automatically get a present on my birthday.

      Next year's birthday: done.

      Of course, watching Burnie run around the studio in his underwear and then steal a police car was the best birthday present today. I'm adding it to my collection of best Burnie moments...

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    • Warm Fuzzies

      4 years ago

      bethdynamic

      Let's do the fuzzies of warmness on Valentines Day, here on the RoosterTeeth website for the Valentine's Warm Fuzzies 2015. Spread the love!

      Or you can go watch this, so you can lose your faith in the future movie industry, quality of contemporary fiction, and intelligence of the human race--all at the same time.

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    • Geronimo

      4 years ago

      bethdynamic

      I've discovered this band, Sheppard, from Australia and have been playing their song 'Geronimo' on repeat for hours while writing my essays. The music video has a giant cardboard goat monster, but that's not the point. It reminds me of Doctor Who, in more ways than one...

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      It's been helping me get through the last week of essay writing and the rhythm is very motivating. Not only that, but I can't help but imagine I would be playing it in my head if the Doctor showed up and asked me to Geronimo with him...

      Because writing a 5,000 word essay in under a week is a little like an adventure with the Doctor. You just have to keep running with it...

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      "Go with you, Doctor?", my face would look something like this:

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      "But I can't until I finish my essays..."

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      Back to writing...

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    • Holding Out

      4 years ago

      bethdynamic

      Today, went shopping for hiking boots and came home instead with three DVDs as well as a copy of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Don't ask me how it happened. It just is.
      The DVDs are Thor: Dark World, Her, and Tracks. I'm excited to see Her for the first time, but Thor: Dark World is my blatant attempt to pacify my inner-Colbert-beast-cravings for Agents of Shield (now on winter hiatus, sob) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (not out until summer, sob). I can only hope my plan will work, because this dude inside my head is impatient:

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    • We Are Made of Star Stuff

      4 years ago

      bethdynamic

      www.geeksaresexy.net/2012/04/12/we-are-made-of-sta...

      "The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies, were made in the interiors of collapsing stars". So says Carl Sagan.
      It tickles me to agree with him, especially since I'm gearing down to write two 5,000 word essays due in little over a month. I like to think the iron in my blood really did ignite the universe. smiley13.gif

    • 4 years ago

      bethdynamic
    • 2 years later...

      4 years ago

      bethdynamic

      A great many things can happen in two years. Or even in one day. I've heard people describe a monumental change as something that defies time, like 'it happened overnight' or they remember it like 'it was yesterday'. It sneaks up on you and clings.

      If you're lucky, it's the good kind of change. If you're human, in overcoming it you become stronger. If you feel like the unluckiest person in the world, it's the kind of change we don't ever talk about. As if talking about it will make the change more real, give it power and substance.

      For a while, silence seems like the key. You move on, rebuild behind the scenes. You overcome and then hope someone doesn't ask you how your life has been for the last year. Because you don't want to be reminded and you're pretty sure they don't want to hear your tale of woe. Tales of woe are for Jane Eyre and Shakespeare. Real people don't have tales of woe. They keep it to themselves. They joke about it later when it's not too soon for hurt.

      So here I am, two years after earning a masters degree and teaching English in China, with my unexpected tale of woe that I carry around like the worst rejection letter in my pocket. Don't worry, I won't tell you the contents.

      Because no matter how we pride ourselves in an information rich society, as much as we feed on the 'reality' of other people's lives, we're comforted by the distance. Across the physical and factual distance, held in abatement by the glimmer of our computer screen, we are comfortable with bad news because it isn't about us and deep down we don't really believe that it's true. It's happening to someone else in a galaxy far far away.

      But when it comes time for someone to tell you their tale of woe, face to face, some people disassociate. They don't have the comforting barrier of a TV or computer between them, so some people just glance away and consider recommending a good therapist. It's not really their business. They analyze their relationship with the teller of woe, quantify and calculate quickly in their minds. Adding the years they've known the person and subtracting hours actually spent in their presence, then coming up with a number that gives them permission to either stay or walk. At least, that's what some people might do.

      Fortunately, I'm a writer. Which means I know endings and beginnings. I also know when the time comes to rewrite from scratch. In the two years since I was last a part of the RT community, it's been one year of greatness and one year of hell. Thus, I've written the end of my tale of woe. A new story begins.

      Buddhism would say life is suffering, and it's partly right. We don't appreciate the greatest parts in life until we've suffered the worst. But it's not all bad. Not everyone will glance away or calculate an emotional risk assessment pie chart in their head when you're pouring out your sorrow across the table. It's the people who see you, all of you and not just a tale of woe, who are the keepers.

      What remains the most important thing is that YOU know what happened in your tale of woe. Friends will hand you a hanky to dry your teary, snot riddled, blotchy face. Friends will help you rebuild. Great friends will even help you carry a little bit of that tale, but you are the only one who can let it go. When you do, friends great and small will help you move on.

      Actually, it's taken me much longer than 2 years to figure out I'm not just my tale of woe, so this journal isn't just a rant but a reminder to myself:

      You are greater than your suffering. You are greater than the people who don't see you.
      You are great.

      It's good to be back with RT smiley12.gif

    • Random Thought of the Day

      6 years ago

      bethdynamic

      Today, I thought to myself...

      ...how many words begin with trans?
      422 in fact.

      A few of my favorites:
      transcend
      transatlantic
      transform
      transparent
      transvestite

      and my ultimate favorite: translate. Shakespeare used this word in his deliberate weaving of deep metaphors that tie people to language, in A Midsummer Night's Dream. When Bottom is changed into a donkey by Puck, instead of using the word 'transformed', Shakespeare writes "thou art translated!". This complexity of language is one of the reasons I love Shakespeare's work. Thus concludes my Lit. major rant...

      (the use of trans in "trans fat" is dismissed from this survey, since I don't believe it actually exists--especially when I am eating potato chips)

    • It starts with L

      6 years ago

      bethdynamic

      Laryngitis. Sucks. The end smiley4.gif

  • Comments (32)

    • Caszie

      4 years ago

      Thank you for the friendship! :3

      • bethdynamic bangarang

        4 years ago

        Right back at you smiley12.gifsmiley8.gif

        Post edited 12/11/14 10:51AM

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

      8 years ago

      unfortunately, none of them were to me. smiley4.gifsmiley8.gif

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

      8 years ago

      But we'd all agree, it was nobody's fault. (Though Tucker probably did it...) smiley8.gif

    • RJ191

      8 years ago

      oh that's alright! It's all good! been super busy with your new job? Glad to hear your good, REALLY good lol. :D

      Me? I'm fine. well... not really, my sleeping times are bad but other than that I'm k. actually, I was having a nice sleep from 1am to 1pm and half an hour ago at 1:30pm my Mum woke me up by splashing water on my face.

      that was mean. and refreshing still. XD

      all the best! :D RJ

    • RJ191

      8 years ago

      Howdy! how are you?

    • M00SEKNUCKS

      9 years ago

      good luck with the new home/job thing. lemme know when your circus is comin through toronto!

    • M00SEKNUCKS

      9 years ago

      shitty you had to back out of RvBTO

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

      9 years ago

      Yeah, treadmill and elliptical are nice, though they only really work the lower body or cardio, so I try to do at least 1/3 of my work-out on upper-body machines.

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

      9 years ago

      Correct. new kitty came home.

      Scout is still MIA and making for a very, very sad Zahrah. smiley3.gif

      I feel kind of awful since right now I have a house-full of cats, and feel like none of them are 'mine'.

    • fluffnight

      9 years ago

      I hope you don't mind me friend-viting you.
      I just thought it might be easier to re-find you in the future.

      I was wondering if you were still looking for someone to share a place with at RvB:TO
      I finally booked my flight and I looked back at your dates to see if the at least were close together: I will be arriving on Thursday and leaving on Monday. (So leaving a day after you.)

      Hope to get word back. :)

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

      9 years ago

      Ok so I've thought it over, and I have no idea who I'd be.

      Probably Jo, but I'm not sure if that's because I *am* like her, or I just *want* to be like her.

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

      9 years ago

      I -Lame you, too. Merc! I -Lame you so much!!! smiley12.gifsmiley0.gif

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

      9 years ago

      No, stalking Burnie is more a way of life.. . smiley8.gif

    • fluffnight

      9 years ago

      Hey, saw your comment on the RvBTO accommodations forum. I don't know if you saw my reply (and if you did, sorry for going out of my way to pester you), but I'm totally interested in trying to get at least 4 people together to share a hotel.

      This also might sound dweeby, but I'm kinda glad that you're female. (Just makes me feel a little better than sharing a room with a bunch of random guys.) (All my friends bailed, so even if I want to go, I still need to find a place and people to stay with. And I'd prefer to have at least one female there...)

    • RJ191

      9 years ago

      In reply to MercflDeath, #13:

      Triple XD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOLOL !!! nice !

    • RJ191

      9 years ago

      In reply to MercflDeath, #13:

      Triple XD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOLOL !!! nice !

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

      9 years ago

      Dilate is one of my favorites.

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

      10 years ago

      Thank you.

      Very touching poem.

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

      10 years ago

      my mom might get married this summer, in which case, i'd be in oregon for that. otherwise, who knows?

    • Radius1

      10 years ago

      I did not know that hah. and I don't find the forums fascinating, just disturbing heh. Edit: typo

      Post edited 10/30/08 4:28PM

    • Radius1

      10 years ago

      yea I've quit trying to watch any forums today. they've just descended into angry tempers and neg bomb sprees. no need to go through that. there isn't any new information being discussed.

    • Radius1

      10 years ago

      I'm actually in CST, so it's 6:44a. I'm up because I never went to sleep! lol had to make an emergency room visit last night.

    • Radius1

      10 years ago

      hah good morning! it's freaking 4:30 in PDX... what are you doing up so damn early?? neeevermind... saw the Scotland thing. have fun at school! hopefully Ch. 19 will be out soon

    • Radius1

      10 years ago

      haha you talking about in the reconstruction thread? yea it gets pretty bad over there around chapter time.

    • Radius1

      10 years ago

      Ah that sucks - don't worry. it'll happen

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

      10 years ago

      PNW FTW!! smiley0.gif

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

      10 years ago

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

      10 years ago

      Just red? No background?

    • Radius1

      10 years ago

      no worries!

    • Radius1

      10 years ago

      it's spreading... when you get your image from Zahrah, join the group

    • kanelives907

      10 years ago

      Welcome newcomer, welcome to roosterteeth and welcome to Red vs Blue. Hope you enjoy the features and forums here.

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