Twelve years ago I was a 16 year old high school student who had been watching RvB for a little over a year. Back then the community was a loose collection of phpbb forums that I had no place in visiting, so I didn't. You forget that this was way back in time and space, before facebook or twitter, and the social network to be a part of was .... Myspace. That was until RT released their new community website, and so I joined, fresh faced and squeaky voiced. I was what the ol' timers would call a "Journal Kid". I was member number 28,616 (back in my day you could tell what number you were, now get off my lawn), it doesn't seem that low of a number until you remember that there are over 1M registered users.
*insert hipster comment about liking RT before they were cool*
Fast forward to today, my RTiversary, my 12th RT birthday, and I'm still here (even if I don't post much anymore)
A lot has happened in that 12yrs, but I'll keep it RT specific.
I've been to all but one RTX, including the RTX out in a field. Two of which I was on a panel or two.
I've started a Dungeon & Dragons podcast, with fellow community members, @OboeCrazy, @RoadBlock, @Juls, & @jengaship. You should give it a listen, and during RTX you should come to our panel where we play live for charity. ... and get drunk ... for charity.
For the past 3 years, RT has been my favorite and best clients. I've contracted on The Gauntlet S2, iBlade, Day 5, Immersion, MDB, Ten Little Roosters, Lazer Team, more shorts than I can name, "The Joel Show", and Red vs. Blue. It's quite an interesting feeling from being a fan of Red Vs. Blue for the past 12 years to working on an episode in Season 14. (keep an eye in the credits in an upcoming episode)
And most importantly @burnie owes me at least a six pack.