I'm not sure how tongue-in-cheek he was being, but Dan says he "nearly died" at one point caving in the UK a couple of weeks' ago. https://youtu.be/IYSGuwgSYkQ
Interested to hear what everyone else thinks of Dan's new channel. >https://youtu.be/sT0PGdMH-wA
As time goes on and more Rooster Teeth staff come and go, we've seen quite a few people start their own channels, Twitch accounts, or side projects - during or after leaving RT, but it's interesting to see someone who's kind of on the periphery start something from scratch.
He says: "In my day job I'm a dare devil, getting in front of Gavin Free's camera as one part of the Slow Mo Guys. I’ve been burnt, broken bones and nearly lost an ear... But on my days off, I like to take things easy and go shark caging, mountain biking and white water rafting. This channel is just a few home movies from these days off."
I was really pleased when Master & Apprentice launched with Marcus and Adam, as it seemed so new but familiar. This stuff with Dan feels nice in the same way to me. What d'ya all think?
4 years agoinfiniteunrest
4 years agoinfiniteunrest
It's on like Donkey Kong mother chuffers.
Third year in a row making it through the RTX Guardian selection process, and it doesn't get easier. No siree. But already the camaraderie is spine-tingly. A slew of messages from @brandon0421, then Tweets-ahoy from old teammates @thegovna and @agwynlay. And it's only been 30 mins since the emails went out.
@Gavino won't know what's... walked 3 miles to buy him another sandwich 'cos he lost the first one...
4 years agoinfiniteunrest
I'm a little bereft at the minute, dear reader. A little bereft.
There's this strange feeling following RTX and I can't put my finger on it. It's still chasing me, that feeling. (And I'm not the only one either, to wit @LoZelda and @kriss.) At a push, and to sound melodramatic, it's an anticlimax. RTX is a stellar experience: cosmic excitement, nerve-wracking wonder, and lots of black space.
But, being so close to the sun - and enjoying it - leaves you a little gone out afterwards. I think of the experience often, wish I could have recorded my eyes, could explain why so much sitting and waiting was enjoyable, what it was like to feel such active friendliness and camaraderie.
Of course, there were obvious, dramatic moments. @Gavino and Dan fighting over a cupcake - that had taken me ages walking in the midday heat to source - because they both wanted the chocolate one. Dan hides it in his tight pink shorts - making it more cup than cake - so Gav takes to punching him. Priceless.
Plus, I didn't realise, so I just think Dan's naturally well-hung.
Front row at a panel, I persuade Dan to go on mic and ask the Achievement Hunter guys for a job. Which means coordinating the visual mixer backstage to make sure they show Dan on screen properly. Dan practically needs scripting too. The result though was intense.
Then less dramatic. I'm using the toilet backstage, @Geoff walks in and says "Hey Charles". I've never met him and Geoff knows my name. ... My response, "It's Geoff, right?" The start of a beautiful, one-sided friendship.
Later, I'm helping Gavin and Geoff at the signing queue and Geoff says I have the nicest way of telling people bad news: "Sorry, only one picture, one item." "I'm so sorry... you have rabies." "It'll be fine, don't worry... everyone's dead." Geoff promises to match Gavin's $7 he's putting towards next year's flight money.
Gosh, there's so much more. I'm just enjoying the nostalgia now. Oh, my favourite: the "don't let Gav in the elevator" message.
I'm leading Gav and Dan to the main ballroom for the podcast live recording. I bump into another PA - @LoZelda - and she says to check my messages. I realise I've had it on silent and see a message from Caiti: "Don't let Gav near the ballroom." Then: "Don't let Gav in the elevator".
Shit. Cos' we're standing in the elevator. "Gav, we've gotta get out of the lift." "Why? What's going on?" "I can't say man, but we gotta use the stairs." "What the fuck's going on?" I don't know why, but he does it anyway. The lift goes up without us, and I'm running round for a key to open the door to the stairwell, with Gav's curiosity so piqued he's a mountain range of curiousness.
Dan gets the door open without the key, we run because we're now late. And I get another message at the top - from @Caiti - "You didn't tell him, did you?" Gav is trying to look at my messages and I'm playing real dumb.
We're backstage and Gav is jumping from person to person trying to find out what's going on. Nada. I reply to Caiti: "I had to tell him something." "What did you tell him?!" "GET OUT OF THE LIFT!" He walks on stage to silence, except one guy clapping. I was stalling him while they rehearsed...
Anyway. This was meant to be about the feeling. The unusual, too-close-to-the-sun feeling. Well, it's still with me. I'd like to think it's getting a dose of what RT staff get doing it 24-7 but in my experience reality is never that close to the idea. Rather, I think it's just the RTX feeling.