john Quarlton Tanks

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from Austin, TX

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    • Time Hop

      2 years ago

      john

      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. 

    • Rt Comics

      2 years ago

      john

      Have you seen @lukemckay most recent Journal? No? Well here's the link:

      http://roosterteeth.com/post/5...


      I've always been a big fan of the old RT comics, and seeing just the first panel got me super excited about the possible return of this style. 

    • D&D&D Swag

      3 years ago

      john

      Dungeons and Dragons and Drunks now has some swag. Check out the sexiness below. Want a shirt for yourself? Well good news, there are 3 ways to win one.


      1) Come visit our panel at @RTXEvent July 2nd at 7p in the Austin Convention center room 18. This is where the majority of the shirts will be given out.


      2) Got plans at that time and can't make our panel (that's totally lame of you BTW) or want a guaranteed shirt?. You can bid on the D&D&D package at the Sidequest Charity auction on June 30th. Prize pack will include the shirt, DnD swag, dice, becoming a NAMED NPC in the live D&D game at RTX (You get to choose the name of an important character in the game, and become part of the D&D&D lore.), as well as some other custom made goodies.


      3) But John, I can't make it to RTX at all this year because of _________________. Well all hope is not lost. You can still win a shirt by following our twitter DungeonDrunks and retweeting our tweet


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    • Blowing off the dust

      3 years ago

      john

      Time to blow the dust off of this old thing. I realize it's been over 7months since I made a meaningful post, and that was about my 11th site birthday and before then my last meaningful post was my 10yr retrospective. There's been a lot a negativity surrounding the website and how it functions. I won't get into that here, as you don't bite the hand that feeds you, and I feel like other prominent members have voiced their concerns and the site will eventually get everything worked out and all you need is patience. I'm here to use the site as I once did, to act as a digital booklet into my life filling in my friends and watchers who are miles away into whats going on. So I'm gonna touch on some of the major things that have happened since I've been active.


      Probably the biggest thing is that a year ago my father passed away (not the one with cancer, my bio-dad). We we're never close, my parents split when I was young and he was a bit of a deadbeat, but he was still my dad. His death hit me harder than I thought it would, I was on set filming, when I got the call, and came back in to finish the scene when tears started to stream down my face. I thought I was OK, but I wasn't. The worst part was that it was sudden heart attack, and so no-one saw it coming. When we were clearing out his stuff I found this keepsake box which inspired this Family tattoo.



      "Forge your own path" Is a reminder to make my own way in life, to not live by someone's set standards and even though I may have an alternative career and a income that fluctuates, it is no less meaningful or important than someone with a steady 9-5 and a salary. The names are my sisters and I, and the compass points to Northeast where my home is.


      Another big thing that happened is my stepdad who had colon cancer, then had chemo and was considered "cancer free" is not very cancer free. Apparently it metastasized in his liver. He's on Chemo now and is doing fairly well. It's hard to know exactly hows he's doing living half-way across the country, because I only get the news that he tells me, and he can decided to hide information.


      I also got a cat. Her name is Gizmo and she's adorable. First image was when I first got her, and the next one is her a year later (couple days ago)

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      (Thats her "No I don't wanna wake up pose")


      Still no luck in the relationship department, but what ever happens will happen when it happens.


      Did you know that I'm on a Podcast? I only shamelessly plugged it here once, so it could be hard to miss. It's call Dungeons & Dragons & Drunks. Play the loveable Half-Orc Barbarian, Quarlton Tanks

      Image courtesy of @lukemckay. @OboeCrazy, @Jengaship, @RoadBlock, and @Juls are also on the podcast and do a fantastic job (not as great as me though). You should also come to our panel at RTX, it's Saturday, July 2nd, and 7p at the Austin Convention center, room 18.


      Well that's all for now. Even though I've been extremely personal in this journal and would normally make it private. I'm leaving it public so that others may engage the site as it once was.


      Less than three,

      The artist formally known as RocketWhore

    • An RTX Contest or: POST A JOURNAL, BECOME A CHARACTER IN D&D&D!

      3 years ago

      john

      Get the Dr. Stangelove reference? God, I'm such a nerd. Anyway @OboeCrazy is running a contest over on her page here: http://roosterteeth.com/post/51266233. Click on that link to see the exact rules, but basically post a journal of your own about roleplaying games or anything related to an RPG experience, and post a link to your journal in her comments.


      The prize is that you get to name a character in our live Dungeons & Dragons & Drunks game at RTX (July 2nd, 7p, Convention Center room 18. Be there). As a PC I'm ineligible to win the prize, but I would have totally named one of them Hector the Well Endowed. However, in the spirit of the contest, here's my story.


      In addition to D&D&D, I DM my home game and I play Marvel Heroic Roleplaying with MrArcys, Steffie, LaserKraken, run by GB330033. We play as the Xinnamen, the X-men who have bought out the Cinnabon Corporation, personally I play as Nightcrawler. Steffie is Emma Frost, Alec is Multiple Man, and Dan is cable. We have been known to avoid fighting as much as possible and relying on the roleplaying side and dice checks to get out of sticky situations. In our very first game, we took the mutant student camp on a day trip to the mall. I went and saw Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal (I didnt do to well and teleported into some woman's lap to avoid paying admission), Cable went to Cabela's to look for bigger guns, 21 Multiple men went to forever 21, where a multiple man was working the register, Emma Frost went to frost diamonds, and our NPC, Beast, went to Build-A-Bear. However a few students went missing and one turned up dead. Grady had planned on a riot, and us having to suppress it once it began, however I quelled it before it even started by putting on a circus performance.


      We went another few sessions without fighting, before finally meeting up with the Southern Comfort Avengers, jfrosinski, Optimizer, and some other friends. Their team consists of Domino, Forge, Deapool, Iron Man, and Black cat. We met up in a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. base, after some shit went down, and they were being hunted by the government. The government shows up asking for Domino and her team, and Deadpool in his best Family Guy's Consuela voice says "Nooo, Noo, Ms. Domino is no here." However, he failed his roll so he failed to take his finger off the intercom when he said, "Iron man, Domino, Forge, Black Cat, Cable, Nightcrawler, Multiple Man, Emma Frost, and Beast, I think they bought it". The base then went into lock down self-destruct mode, and we were finally forced to fight ... a wall. We had to fight a wall to get out and survive.

    • 3 years ago

      john
    • 11 years in the making

      3 years ago

      john

      Today marks my 11th site birthday... site anniversary ... siteaversary? I signed up when I was young and stupid boy at the ripe age of 16 (back when the ToU said you had be 16 for an account). I signed up the day the journal site went live to the public (as opposed to the phpbb forums) I was one of the first "journal kids". Our numbers may be dwindling, but I stick around, mainly for the community. The site has had many reconstructive surgeries over the years, but the core remains the same.

      In the past 11 years I've been to many events and made numerous friends. I was even fortunate to attend the weddings of a few or those members., and seen a few of those friends go from fans to staff. I've also seen friends leave for good and had new friends appear.

      In the past 11 years, I graduated high school, got a 4yr degree, held a salary position where i had 10 employees under me, quit said salary position, moved 1700 miles across the country to become a freelancer in the film industry, co-founded my own business, and created a name for myself in the Austin film scene.

      In the past 11 years I went from being a boy who was a fan of video game characters who make dick and fart jokes to a man who works on some of the RT shorts that y'all watch. I've been fortunate enough to have worked on Gauntlet Season 2, Immersion Season 2, Ten Little Rooster, Million Dollars ... but, iBlade, Day 5, Lazer Team, a smattering of one off shorts, and some that have yet to be announced. One of the editors came up with a term for what I am in relation to the company that I think fits pretty well. Permalance. In addition to working with RT, I've also worked on HGTV shows, BBC/PBS Documentaries, The Lance Armstrong bio pic, a couple of indie features, more commercials than I can count, and a few music videos.

      In the past 11 years I went from being an attendee at RTX, to being a guardian, to working it for RT, to being a panelist. Which has led to the creation of Dungeons and Dragons and Drunks, the first podcast I can call my own (along with @OboeCrazy, @Jengaship, @RoadBlock, and @Juls). You should all check it out. /shamelessplug.

      I've spent 40% of my life as a member of this site, and I don't see myself leaving anytime soon. And while i don't post as much as I used to (it was much easier with a 9-5 desk job) I'm still here, checking in and reading posts.

      <3 ya, cock bites


    • 4 years ago

      john
    • AHWU 251

      4 years ago

      john

      Go to drop off memory cards, accidentally end up in AHWU

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      the shit that happens in that office

    • RWBY Screenprint for Monty

      4 years ago

      john

      The artist if one of the limited edition RWBY screenprints has some extra copies that he's selling off to raise money for Monty's fund.

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      So if you missed out when it was in the RT store, head over to Mark Englert's page and pick one up.

      www.tacobelvedere.bigcartel.com/product/they-are-the-darkness...

  • Comments (2167)

    • Moeparker Kerrigan

      4 years ago

      John JoHN JOhn, your name is John.

      JoHn JohN JOHN, it rhymes with John.

      JohN johN jOHN, JOOOOOOOOHN, your name is John.

      YEAAAAAAAH! smiley0.gif

    • Enforcer2005

      4 years ago

      What up stud?

      • Enforcer2005

        4 years ago

        Finally finishing a BS in Film, and working with a stock footage company in L.A. Gonna be continuing and what not deeper in the film world on the Post end. Editing for me nowadays. Hope you're doing well man. Awesome to hear about all the cam and rental stuff. That's sweet. FaceTime/Skype sometime, eh?

      • john Quarlton Tanks

        4 years ago

        Been busy, lot of cam op and AC work. Started my own rental business. Climbing that film ladder. How's your neck of the woods?

    • keybored

      5 years ago

      Thank you for your good spirits and hard work this RTX, it was a pleasure meeting you!

      • john Quarlton Tanks

        5 years ago

        The pleasure was all mine. You two were great, and made my job easy

    • suppi

      5 years ago

      Bleep bloop
      I had fun on Saturday, thanks for being awesome!

    • Visceral

      5 years ago

      Johnny, im so sorry to hear the news ive been away a long while from the site. My heart is with you and your family . I miss you bro been way too long text me if you still have my number.
      Best thoughts and prayers be with you.

    • Erkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Take It Easy.... bitches

      6 years ago

      For next RTX... didn't hug you this time round.

    • darnclem King of Dongs

      6 years ago

      The damn text message you sent me isn't downloading

      • darnclem King of Dongs

        6 years ago

        nvm, it finally did

    • edwin

      6 years ago

      Makes sense. Working on anything at the moment?

    • edwin

      6 years ago

      Answered it pretty well. Shame you couldn't work on it. The fact that Ryan Dunn plays a character intrigues me greatly. I never thought he could act.

      Extra question, are you wanting to work your way to cinematographer or do you like being grip?

    • edwin

      6 years ago

      I just took a peek at your IMDb out of curiosity, and I saw that two of the films you worked on (Solace and Knock 'em Dead) both have really bad scores, and yet one of them won an award. I can't speak for them since I haven't seen them, but do you think those low ratings are deserved?

      Addendum: It's awesome that you work in film. I hope to have a job in the same industry one day.

      Post edited 3/12/13 10:07AM

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

      6 years ago

      You are an awesome friend and an amazing person!

    • Dame

      6 years ago

      was fun saddling pigs with you and Izzi last night smiley7.gif

    • Nevada

      6 years ago

      I forgot to ask you at Philly, but did you ever get CTF photos up?

      • Nevada

        6 years ago

        Yeeeeaaaah, alright. I was just hoping. It was a fun game, and I was hoping for some action shots, but I understand.

      • john Quarlton Tanks

        6 years ago

        Not yet, although Im not sure if any came out. I was only there for 20mins before they called it.

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

      6 years ago

      It was awesome to see you!!! I'm still bummed that I had to run away so quickly.
      Hugs soon again please?!?!

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

      6 years ago

      So...if I hypothetically could completely take back everything I told you the other night about my inability to follow through with any plans...And said that I managed to (kinda) work it so I could be there for RTPhilly although it would be less than 24 hours of me being there and I'd only really have a chance to do Sat and then bounce later that night...
      You would say what?
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      • john Quarlton Tanks

        6 years ago

        I would say

        ALL

        THE

        HUGS

    • clubbed Meh

      6 years ago

      I have a friend who wants to go to college for photography. She's looking for decent schools. Any info you could pass along would be neat.

      • clubbed Meh

        6 years ago

        Good program?

      • john Quarlton Tanks

        6 years ago

        I went to Temple

      • clubbed Meh

        6 years ago

        Ah, sorry. Forgot that you were in school for filmmaking. Where did you go?

      • john Quarlton Tanks

        6 years ago

        I don't know much about Photo schools, but I have a friend who's a great fashion photographer and she goes to Art Center College of Design and loves it.

        www.artcenter.edu/

    • Buttrfngr211

      6 years ago

      The guy in your profile pic... is that the Janitor? I feel like it's the Janitor.. well, his acting name is Neil Flynn... if that's him I have a whole new level of respect for you. If it's not.. that guy definitely looks like him.

      • Buttrfngr211

        6 years ago

        OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD. <3

      • john Quarlton Tanks

        6 years ago

        Yes it's Neil, we worked together on an Indie feature out in LA

    • mattiecore

      6 years ago

      you gonna join the survivor pool?

      • mattiecore

        6 years ago

        :(

      • john Quarlton Tanks

        6 years ago

        No I'm terrible at pools

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      6 years ago

      DUEL WIELD IT BRO

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

      6 years ago

      Present! Hope you like it (Sorry for the double axes. I like dwarves - as in Gotrek Gurnisson...[Shifty eyes]) smiley1.gif
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    • astatton

      6 years ago

      I can't even express how much I wish I could get myself to Philly. I actually have been dreaming about it, and I usually don't remember my dreams. haha Andddd it would be awesome to come to RT Philly. UGH. I gotta get there SOON. (this is in no way a ploy to get out of going to the city that I wish I could visit most and meet all you awesome RT Philly-ites)

    • TheAzzaden

      6 years ago

      Thats awesome. The only Kinda famous person i have ever met was the queen, and i only shook her hand. :)

    • TheAzzaden

      6 years ago

      I Have to say man love the profile picture, I haven't watched the Middle much but i loved him as the janitor in scrubs.
      Where'd you meet him?

    • lowsky

      6 years ago

      It was so nice to see you again! I just wanted to say one more congrats on passing your big test. I hope I will get to see your smiling face again soon.

    • gnomefree

      6 years ago

      As I sadly have to miss RvBTO, may I request that you carry a small cardboard cutout of me and strategically place it so I appear to be there having fun with everyone. It doesn't have to be life size...

      • gnomefree

        6 years ago

        I guess to complete this wish I would actually have to make one

      • john Quarlton Tanks

        6 years ago

        where can i get said cut out?

      • gnomefree

        6 years ago

        And by strategically place I am referring to doing so in photos. Otherwise it sounds incredibly dirty.

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

      7 years ago

      Hey dude, congrats on being the Featured User! Hope you enjoy RVB TO!

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

      7 years ago

      Happy FU chum!

    • locken FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold We're All A little Mad H

      7 years ago

      Hey john, you've just been FU-ed!
      Happy FU Day! smiley13.gif

    • jennifejz

      7 years ago

      FU!! smiley0.gifsmiley13.gif

    • ayapa

      7 years ago

      happy fu ^_^....

    • TiberiusVIII FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pizza 4 Life

      7 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!

    • SuburbanFire FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 3D Modeling

      7 years ago

      Happy "Fuck You" Day...wait, I don't think I got that right

    • Nevada

      7 years ago

      Hey, congrats on FU!

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

      7 years ago

      Hot.

    • 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

      You're Featured User? WHAT?! It's not fair to bestow such an already awesome person this title! smiley8.gif

      See you in a few weeks!

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

      7 years ago

      FU!!!! YEAH!! smiley13.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley13.gif

    • Jcach

      7 years ago

      Congrats on being the Featured User!

    • MrVash

      7 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • ayapa

      7 years ago

      you are going to be missed ^_^, and damn dopp for giving up the details of our awesome kidnap plan, hehe....

    • 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

      Happy birthday, you handsome bastard smiley13.gif

      • john Quarlton Tanks

        7 years ago

        Thanks

    • Fizz

      7 years ago

      dude, I did not know you changed your username, or did you get a new account?

      either way, congratulations.

      • Fizz

        7 years ago

        cool.

        Damn I suck for not noticing before.

      • john Quarlton Tanks

        7 years ago

        Yeah I changed it a while ago

    • chris9801 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Achievement Hunter

      7 years ago

      4917%20-%20artist%3Ajohn_joseco%20birthd

    • Suto_Griff

      7 years ago

      We've met in real life, therefore we should be friends.

    • Enforcer2005

      7 years ago

      Sup RocketWhore!? Miss you dude. Hope you're doing well! and Rocking it!

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

      7 years ago

      Your music request for Musiter was honored. And enjoyed. smiley12.gif

      youtu.be/M_l4q4QsXgw

    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      7 years ago

      And you act like it's hard to do... even a monkey can do it!

    • Pianofingers

      7 years ago

      I look forward to hearing about your upcoming adventures! I've always wished I was good with a camera. If ever you need a subject you know where to come!

      Things up here are good. I'm really liking my teaching placement. The kids are really good. Only complaint is that music production is zip. In a house of 5 people with an open-door policy it's just impossible.

    • Pianofingers

      7 years ago

      How you doin man!? Miss ya.

    • Schraver Party Hard

      7 years ago

      What are your opinions on this? smiley9.gif

      • Schraver Party Hard

        7 years ago

        Well no not really for you. I was just wondering your professional opinion on the product's specs. smiley9.gif

      • john Quarlton Tanks

        7 years ago

        interesting, but I have no use for it

    • SpiderWolve

      7 years ago

      Hey, what's the ingredients for a rocket whore again?

      • john Quarlton Tanks

        7 years ago

        1 shot kodka
        3/4 Blue curacao
        1/4 banana liqueur

        Mix with lemon lime soda, top off with OJ

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