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    • 4 years ago

      jamesbaby286
    • Remember me?

      5 years ago

      jamesbaby286

      I don't post much here. You either know me from being a part of the Roo Teeth community or by the fan art I have not done in ages. Either way I would appreciate you follow me on tumblr if you have one.

      Tumblr: http://www.jamesbaby286.tumblr.com/


      Right now I am just uploading from oldest to newest; my fan art from DeviantArt.

      I will be soon uploading high-res versions of my T-Shirt contest entries to both my long neglected DeviantArt account and my new tumblr. As well as making new fan-art and stuff! Hopefully you lot will enjoy it!

      DeviantArt (just to be safe): http://jamesbaby286.deviantart.com/

    • 5 years ago

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    • 5 years ago

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    • 5 years ago

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    • Different Logo design

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      The existing logo is a bit generic.

      How does this look?
      Not sure if executed as well as I want. Constructive criticism welcome!
      5yKuEx0.jpg

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    • 10 year retrospective and visions of the future.

      6 years ago

      jamesbaby286

      Where was I 10 years ago?
      I was in grade 3 of the Australian Primary School system. Aged 8. I was yet to meet the people that I currently call my circle of friends by 6 years. I was yet to travel to 10 international destinations. I had no idea that my spine was starting to not like the normal direction of development, and the furthest thing from my mind was the several surgeries that would be needed to fix that. I hadn't discovered some important personal details about who I am as a person and still held idealistic views as to my future without knowing (or seeing the signs of) the minefield rapidly approaching.
      I find it really strange to think back and work out at what stage I was in my life when Rooster Teeth began.
      Despite discovering Rooster Teeth in 2006 through The Strangerhood, I still feel like a newer fan (at least until last year when the AH boom occurred). Especially because of the fact I only started watching Red vs Blue when Reconstruction was being released. The Blood Gulch Chronicles were wrapped by that stage.
      I would probably put myself as one of the first people in the second generation of Rooster Teeth fans.
      BGC = 1st Gen, Recollection = 2nd Gen, Freelancer = 3rd Gen, AH = 4th Gen
      Though most of the people I know, and those who have shaped my view of Rooster Teeth are from the first generation.


      Where will RT be in 10 years?

      Most of these people in 1st and 2nd Gen (including myself) are what I call Rooster Teeth conservatives. Who know RT through and through and can easily identify decisions made to cater to each of these generations. These "conservatives" could pretty much handle most change RT does well (with minor complaints), until the 4th Generation. The recent influx of a huge amount of people to AH has shaped RT to cater for a different audience, Gamers, not Rooster Teeth fans. I in no way blame Rooster Teeth for this, any company likes to tailor their users experience to what their "core" audience want. I applaud them for their efforts. But unfortunately people like me, all 1st Gen's and many 2nd and 3rd Gen's are no longer the "core" audience, and we have no hope of ever re-establishing our position as "core" because the Gamer audience is way bigger than the Rooster Teeth audience.

      In 10 years I see Rooster Teeth maintaining the current audience they have, this audience will continue to grow, just not expand into any other demographics. I doubt we will see such a major shift, as the one we have seen over the past year.

      I see a movie, this probably would be released in the same way as FreddieW's VGHS... Day 5 maybe already that.

      Perhaps even a videogame (they almost definitely will at least have some heavy hand in someone else's videogame if they don't do one themselves), they have talked in the past about 3d animation studios only needing a few additional people with specific games design skill sets to create games, RT is now in the same position.

      RTX? At this stage it is, despite being in it's third year, something that is still optional for RT to do. It still exists as this odd real-world element of an Internet based company. I don't have the sufficient knowledge of events to evaluate what will happen in the future.

      The Rooster Teeth site is something that is amazingly sustainable compared to many other social networking sites. It has had it's touch and go moments, eg. mod system change, visual overhauls, but these have been minor short term annoyances that were quickly forgotten about. I think it would have to take a major change either to it's look and navigation, or user base to force it's current users away. It has to be remembered that the RT site is a social networking site, and despite being around for all this time there is still a chance that something takes off and Rooster Teeth becomes Facebook or Twitter... quite scary to think about.

      The staff. I will not be surprised if one of the founding fathers of Rooster Teeth no longer works for the company in 10 years. As sad as the thought is of any of them leaving you have to consider the only person who has had a consistent job for a longer period of time than RT has been running is Burnie. 10 years, and then 20 years is a long time for anything.

      Red vs Blue. This one is very hard to predict because it is so hard to imagine RT without it. Despite the fact that we have the 3d work now, I feel rvb will always have to stick to its machinema roots for consistencies sake. This though, is restricted by the future Halo games, if there are any, and if they have the right feel and features for it to be appropriate for RT to work with it. The fact that 343 has signed to do a trilogy is almost like confirming rvb has a future. But I imagine at some stage rvb will have to wind down, at least taking as long of a break as they did between Season 5 and Reconstruction, otherwise it will get drowned out by the content around it (made worse by the fact it is most likely going to be other RT content). Things like Rock Band, Guitar Hero and COD have fallen into the trap of making content without down time, not allowing the creator or the audience to have a break, thus it falls into the background and at worst is an annoyance.

      Rooster Teeth (especially AH) as a whole also is getting to the stage where it needs a break. Unfortunately because that is a much larger entity it is unlikely to ever have the chance to. It will be a rocky ride through the next year if they do not do anything to keep stuff fresh. Luckily it seems they have already prepared for that with new content such as Shorts, Day 5 and RWBY.


      Well I have been typing for way too long and this is really only for my benefit as I want to come back here after seeing how RT has fared and see how unbelievably accurate my predictions are... or how off they were.

      If you got through this entire thing; Thank you.
      If you have any opinions about what I talked about; Please feel free to comment below.

    • 6 years ago

      jamesbaby286

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=OW7EWy8VVHI

      Burnie talking to my mother, plain and simple.

    • The ultimate SOPA fighting weopon!

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      jamesbaby286

      This video:
      www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJIuYgIvKsc

      Watch it, share it, and find out how fu***d up this whole thing is!!!

      This is where the legal battle begins!!

      6 replies

    • 7 years ago

      jamesbaby286
  • Comments (25)

    • Hazerblade

      6 years ago

      I just read your profile. lol sidekick! That's awesome!

      However I'm superior to none. You are a partner in crime, my friend, no mere sidekick!

      • jamesbaby286 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        6 years ago

        Haha! I forgot I did that.
        I shall change the title if we are of equal footing and power.
        Hmmm... what should it be?

    • favorbabe

      7 years ago


      Hello am favor Ibrahima,I am a lovely and caring young girl with a good heart,i want us to be friends and hope to hear from you so that i will send you my pictures and reply me back here (favoribrahima@yahoo.com )

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

      7 years ago

      Hey there!

      The Official Rooster Teeth fan event, RTOZ, is just around the corner! I just wanted to remind you to buy your ticket, if you haven't already, as they are limited in number. The event is going to be on the 16th of June with the attendance of Drop Bear Gladiator, Burnie Burns and Space cowboy/Free "Thinker" Gavin Free of Rooster Teeth.

      RTOZ%20Blurb%20image3.jpg

      The night will be filled with bowling, laser tag, food and Xbox comps and arcade games. We will even jam in an exclusive panel with Burnie and Gavin! Seriously, who wouldn't want to listen to Gavin talk?
      But wait, there's more! You will also receive a Roo Teeth goodie bag and an RTOZ shirt! The shirt automatically gets you bragging rights among your friends and allow you to defeat the dirty Blues!*

      So what are you waiting for? Buy your ticket here! Invite your friends! Invite your enemies! Invite the Blues (maybe). And join us for a action packed and awesome night of fun with the Australian Rooster Teeth community starring Burnie and Gavino!

      * Actual results may vary.

    • Linh

      7 years ago

      James are you going to the MelbARTST gathering on Sturday?:

      • Linh

        7 years ago

        oh nooooooooooes, don't say that. You gotta come tis awesome and we both know it... what bout RTOZ you going to that?

      • jamesbaby286 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        7 years ago

        I am hoping to be.
        But with all the school work I have been having lately, hoping may be all I can do.

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

      7 years ago

      Yes, I am! Her and I are both coordinating the MelbARTST then. We're actually working on it right now. It will be close to the convention centre and a lunch time activity.

    • theiviaster

      7 years ago

      Merry Christmas! :D

      • jamesbaby286 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        7 years ago

        Thanks! Hope you have a Merry Christmas as well.

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

      7 years ago

      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! smiley12.gif

      • jamesbaby286 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        7 years ago

        Thanks! A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too.

    • Vaughnie

      7 years ago

      I love your art, man. It's really great. smiley13.gifsmiley12.gif

      • jamesbaby286 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        7 years ago

        Hey thanks! I have been very lazy lately and haven't done much fan art for ages... but I expect that I'll get back into it when the new year arrives.

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

      7 years ago

      Hi James!

      No, honestly, thank YOU! We wouldn't be a community at all if there weren't people like you who were involved. I'm so happy to hear that you're so grateful, it means a lot.

      So long as there are people in Australia who support Rooster Teeth; we'll have a community for them to be a part of.

      I hope you had an awesome weekend, mate. It was lovely to meet you and thanks for coming a long, being a part of it and for believing in RTOZ!

      Cheers!

    • justice935 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      Hey man!! Just wondering if you filmed the panel's at RTOZ and/or Geddon on the weekend?
      I seem to recall you having a decent camera.
      smiley13.gif

      • jamesbaby286 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        7 years ago

        youtu.be/FwJkXPPCSqg
        This has been posted of the Saturday.

      • justice935 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        7 years ago

        DANGIT! smiley4.gif

      • jamesbaby286 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        7 years ago

        Sorry, I only filmed very few sections.

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

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the add, dude! you're artwork is really great!

      • jamesbaby286 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        7 years ago

        No, thank you for taking the time to look at it.
        You seem to have friends in high places at Rooster Teeth.

    • jamesbaby286 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      OH GREAT!! A big thank you from me!!

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

      8 years ago

      I nominated you ^_^ I came across your profile a few months ago and wanted to put you in the queue smiley13.gif Your art rocks!

    • jamesbaby286 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      OH WOW!!! Thanks!
      Do you know who nominated me?

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

      8 years ago

      I featured your artwork on today's RT Community Content of the Week article!

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