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    • If you missed a chance to get an RTX Sidequest ticket...

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

      we will be releasing another 50 tickets this Friday, June 3rd, at 12pm CST.


      Tickets will be available here.


      To reiterate my feelings over at the Sidequest group post...


      Thank you for all the support you have shown us in the last couple months. All the charity items are rolling in and we are floored by your creativity and your love for this community. This year's RTX Sidequest would not be possible without all of you. Seriously...

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    • GeekyFriedRice Guild Thanks and Dark Souls 3 Progress

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

      I had a fantastic stream last Saturday and even though I had to cut it short due to pure exhaustion, I was ecstatic that so many of you stopped by, hung out for a bit and spent part of your day with me. I think I clocked in at 6+ hours for the stream, and I had a steady audience for the duration of it. May 21st will forever be pretty special to me because of how large of an audience I had. At one time, I had 66 people! SIXTY-SIX! Compared to other channels that isn't much, but that was a huge milestone for me. It was also a good learning experience as well.


      I learned that I want to do more to keep my channel/community surrounded in a fun, safe and entertaining environment. Since I know many of you here stop by my streams, I would like to reiterate that if at any time someone is harassing or bullying you, please let me or one of my mods know. I do know that some harassment has been rampant in our immediate circles and it's not always out in public. So if someone is making you feel uncomfortable, bullying you, and making you feel unwelcome while I am streaming, please let us know AND block that person. People can still privately message you even if they are banned from said channel. I want you guys to have a good time when you stop by the channel; that will always be a high priority for me.


      That being said, I made another highlight video from an earlier stream, and I made a chibi-light vid pulled directly from the stream from last Saturday. It was dubbed a chibi-light because this situation had NEVER happened to me before in a video game. More to come! And a huge thank you to the people who are supporting on Patreon. <3


      twitch.tv/geekyfriedrice

      patreon.com/geekyfriedrice



    • When I think about RTX Guardians...

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

      I can't think of a finer team to be a part of for RTX. Every single one of you is so important to the overall success of the convention. We have ups and downs just like any other team, but think about everything we have experienced in the last few years. Think about the impacts you have made on the thousands of lives you crossed paths with over the weekend. Regardless of your role, don't ever feel that you are insignificant. We need every single person.


      Just off the top of my head, I know I couldn't do my job without our Head Guardians or my co-lead or my team. I also couldn't do my job without the Guardians watching over our home bases, the Guardians who block off special hallways/elevators, the Guardians who run interference, the Guardians who cut their breaks short to help me out even when they never even met me prior, the Guardians who keep constant communication with me during crunch time, the Guardians who give me a high five in passing, the Guardians who share their snacks with me when they realize I've been going all day without stopping... It's those special moments that make me feel like I can take anything on.


      When I think of you guys...


      I feel inspired

      I feel pride

      I feel thankful

      I feel humbled

      I feel uplifted

      I feel loved

      I feel at home


      I can't wait to see you guys in a few short weeks.


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    • Remember that one guy named Chris Botkin?

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

      He's back 3 Go say hi!!!


      @ChrisBotkin Welcome back, man. You've been missed.


    • More Dark Souls 3 Highlights! I get lost! And die!

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

      because that's what happens to players who ignore ALL THE WARNING SIGNS KNOWN TO MAN.


      Twitch.tv/geekyfriedrice




    • Another reminder for a passionate community

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

      Chibi reminder: I don't work for RT or FS.

      Several of you have asked me what to do in regards to the recent controversy that stirred up the community yesterday. In short, there is no real right answer. I can, however, offer some friendly advice as far as how to process something like this and I can also tell you what NOT to do as those actions will only exacerbate the situation. I'm not for one side over the other. I'm just lending a helping hand for those who feel lost.


      How do I process this? Whenever a less than unicorns and rainbows situation happens and it affects many people, chances are there will be various ways in how people process it. When you are passionate about something whether it is a community, a hobby, a loved one, etc... and something happens that damage your perception of it, you generally have an immediate reaction (and what that is varies from person to person). Some people act on it and others do not.


      There are a couple things you have to learn, especially if you don't have a fair amount of life experience under your belt.


      • Nothing is perfect. No one is perfect.
      • There is a fundamental difference between absolute truth and perception truth. And even then, absolute truth can rarely be seen with 20/20

      If you hold something to a certain standard, that is good. You SHOULD have standards and you should always expect them. However, placing something on a pedestal and believing that this one thing has no imperfections is not wise. Take, for example, a loved one. If you believe someone you love can do no wrong, you are setting yourself up for such a rude awakening. If there were no such things as mistakes and failures, then there wouldn't be a GD thing wrong in this world. But stuff happens. And life isn't fair or perfect at times. You have to accept that. There is also nothing wrong with stepping back, taking a breather and collecting your thoughts. In fact, I encourage that. Too often people act on emotion and in the case of professionalism, that is a less than ideal reaction. Let your emotions guide you, but do not let them control you.


      Now in this case with our community, we were presented with something and it is very obvious that this jolted a lot of realities for some people. I encourage you to step back, and try to understand that while those words are scary to you, that doesn't mean you should be fearful. Allow me to remind you of the following:


      • You are presented with one perspective
      • The situations presented in this document aren't actually anything new when it comes to life and work scenarios.
      • RT has been around for 10+ years

      The first point is very important. Regardless of the truth of the perspective, it is the only one you have. You cannot base your entire opinion on it because it is incomplete. When it comes to personal relationships, there's usually two, but in the business realm, there could be well over four.


      Stuff like this happens all the time. Just because it's not made public doesn't mean it doesn't happen. "Well I haven't heard of ANYTHING like this happening at this company" is not a valid point to have. The only time controversy comes out to public is if someone makes it public. I guarantee you every company in the world has issues and situations that need to be sorted. And the majority of the time, it's handled internally, as it should be. If you've worked for a company with say... 20+ employees, you know how complex and complicated working relationships, work processes/policies, and the work environment becomes. Imagine if you had an issue at home like your computer wasn't working and you invited everyone on the internet to give their two cents to help you, what do you think would happen? You would go crazy. Companies handle things internally because it is 1) their business to handle and not yours and 2) their responsibility, not yours. Just because RT, on camera, are smiles and laughs, there is a lot of stuff happening behind the scenes and it should stay that, behind the scenes.


      Think about when you take a selfie. Look in your phone to look at the last selfie you took. Can you say wholeheartedly that your ENTIRE existence is based on the one selfie you posted? That's all that the internet and the public can see, right? That's the only reference they have to go on. So therefore, that's what your life is like ALL the time. RIGHT? Of course not. There's so much more to your life than that one picture. Such is the same for a company that creates and produces funny content.


      RT is a company. And believe it or not, they are a very serious one at that. If you've been in this community for a while, you've seen how much it has grown. Any company like this has to provide for its employees. These people all depend on their employer to live. So companies will make the best decisions for the company as a whole. And when this happens, people get caught in the crossfire. That happens all the time and every day. Again, just because it either hasn't happened to you or you haven't seen this publicly, it doesn't mean it doesn't happen.


      And admittedly, it hurts when it happens to people you admire, you love, and care for. This is another lesson; you have to separate your personal, emotional, and professional sides. They are rarely rolled up into one. If you've held a job for X amount of time, how long did it take you to realize that you like a coworker personally, but not professionally? Vice versa? Think about that and what it would take, the sacrifices that need to be made both on a personal and emotional level in order to keep that professional relationship going. It's not easy. It never is. And it is complicated AF. It's not math. There is no one right formula or equation. There is no simple fix and there is no magic button to make things easier.


      That said, how things are handled in the aftermath is quite important. Are you familiar with a popular excerpt of what is deemed the Serenity Prayer?


      Grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change

      Courage to change the things I can

      And the wisdom to know the difference


      Things happened. You cannot change it. Hell, it's not even yours to change. You may be passionate about this thing (and that's great!), but it is not yours no matter how much it affected your life for the better. Something happened that affected someone else and they brought it out to light. Dwelling on the past helps no one. What you CAN do is support the people who are affected. And friendly reminder, it's not just the person who wrote everything that is affected by this.


      Along those lines, because of backlash, people who were not even involved with said situation are now involved by no fault of their own. I am now going into what you shouldn't do.


      Witchhunts. You weren't there. You don't know what exactly happened, you don't know exactly what was said and you don't know exactly how things were handled. How can you possibl place blame, point a finger and place targets on people that you deem worthy of your misplaced rage? Remember when I said you were offered one perspective? Again, I am not choosing sides, but I am encouraging you to think beyond the information that was given to you. It's very easy to become angered, but that should never be the emotion you immediately act upon.


      Demands. It is incredibly bad form to hunt people down and demand answers from them, ESPECIALLY IF THEY AREN'T INVOLVED with said situation. And even if they are, you have no right asking that of them. If you went out and demanded answers from someone, imagine that being done times 10, times 25, times 100. It adds up. And it tears people down. The internet allows for accessibility to people, but that doesn't mean you should abuse it. The long and short of it is, a simple answer cannot be given to you and more than likely, if an answer IS given, it will cause another storm of rage and anger because that's how the internet works. There's always going to be people who will have a problem with any explanation given to them. I could go out right now and say I adopted a 5 month old puppy and I bet you someone will give me shit for it because I did not adopt a senior dog or something. Demanding answers or an explanation for such a complicated situation places a company in a lose-lose situation. These situations are never black and white. It is unfair of you to demand an answer that is.


      I really debated writing this because it is very rare that I ever get this serious about RT as a company. I have friends on both sides of the situation, and I will not choose sides. How can I? I wasn't there.


      Ultimately, you will think whatever you want. It's your prerogative. I just want a community that means so much to me to remember to be these things.


      • Empathetic
      • Sympathetic
      • Open-minded
      • Strong
      • Accepting
      • Forgiving
      • Supportive
      • United


      What I will do is support the people I love on both sides. There is nothing wrong with having a difference of opinion, but there is everything wrong with forcing a divide and turning on one another. I don't want to see that happen. I love you guys with all my heart. This community IS my heart, so when things like these happen, it pains me. But. This isn't the first instance where we've had to deal with controversy or bad drama. We've pulled through that stuff multiple times. So it makes me feel better that we will no doubt remain still united in the most difficult of times.




    • A community is many things

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

      And when in the face of controversy, a community (in my eyes) must be...


      • Empathetic
      • Sympathetic
      • Open-minded
      • Strong
      • Accepting
      • Forgiving
      • Supportive
      • United

      You have been these things many a time before. Now it is time to be these things stronger than ever once again.


    • Life Update: Holy crap, does this make me an adult!?

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

      I will try to make this post as short as possible because it's Monday and I'm sure the last thing you want to do is read a wall of text.


      The bullet points!


      • I stream at twitch.tv/geekyfriedrice It's a lot of fun. I have a small following (almost 500 followers! =D)
      • I started up a Patreon for those who wanted to donate to the stream. I veered from Paypal because I heard a bunch of horror stories about it. The content I produce from my livestreams is essentially highlights (funny/scary moments) that are entertaining to people.
      • Because Patreon has been set up, a friend of mine said that I should create a fictitious firm name so that will help track funds, make sure I file taxes as appropriate, etc...
      • Y'all know me. Community is important to me. The feelings of friendship, camaraderie, and just knowing you guys have a good time whenever I stream and make my videos are the sole reasons why I even do this stuff at all.
      • So I did a thing.


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      That's you guys! The community associated with GeekyFriedRice will now be known as the GeekyFriedRice Guild! I'm using #GFRGuild on Twitter and Twitch and it feels pretty good. Never did I think this would be something I would do in my life. I just play video games for the hell of it and it became something more than that over the last 4 years. I started streaming for Extra Life and my first stream was LITERALLY a camera being pointed at my TV. I had no idea what I was doing. But here I am and I finally found a home for friends, Twitch regulars and new followers to hang out and just have fun.


      I have some other extra stuff in the works, but I wanted to say thank you to you all. And btw, fun fact, GeekyFriedRice was thought up by my buddy @BuckeyeDon. Double thank you to you, sir.


      That's it for now!


      Less than three you!

    • Rappel For a Cause: Over the Edge!

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

      Yo yo yo, community! There's a thing that @Barbara @bgibbles and Sidequest's CEO @superduperyay is doing and it's Over The Edge!


      For the last couple years, RT has had a presence in raising donations for Over The Edge/Make a Wish and it was not possible without you guys. Basically, the three lovely people mentioned above must raise a minimum of $1500 EACH in order to be guaranteed to rappel off of a building. Y'all know you want RT to represent, so please donate, share, and even attend the event on June 11th and 12th in Austin, TX.


      Here's the summary for the RT/Sidequest team as it is now


      Here are the individual pages you can donate to:

      Barbara's page

      Blaine's page

      Amber's page


      Direct from the Austin Over The Edge page:


      Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas helps grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions that depend on courage to overcome obstacles every day. Now they challenge you to face your fears, catch your breath, step up to the edge and rappel down 38 stories at W Austin. The first 200 individuals to raise a minimum of $1,500 will earn a spot to go Over The Edge for Make-A-Wish®. More than 350 children in central and south Texas are diagnosed each year with a life-threatening medical condition. Last year we granted over 230 wishes – help us reach more of these children and create hope, strength and joy in their lives.


      So come on guys, let's get our people rappelling down a building. It's for the kids!

    • Barbara's Post Regarding the 1 Week Early Release for Sponsors

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

      @Barbara posted a journal in regards to the above. I suggest you read it.

      http://roosterteeth.com/post/51263483


      TL'DR is:

      In short, there’s a new three-tier release schedule for RWBY Chibi, Red vs. Blue, and Camp Camp:

      1. Rooster Teeth Sponsors see the episode first
      2. One day later, everyone signed into a Rooster Teeth account (including non-Sponsors) can watch the episode on the site
      3. Six days after that, the general public can watch the episode on RoosterTeeth.com or YouTube

      I am ecstatic that this compromise has been made because I have read some "feedback" from fans that really made me cringe and I wanted to see how RT would react. I have been fortunate to see the effects of business decisions from both the business and from the community sides. And let me tell you that what makes a company great isn't always the initial business decision. A positive sign of a great company is them willing to listen to the feedback provided to them and actually doing something about it.


      When I write "feedback" with the quotes, I mean some of the responses were just brutal in nature and provided no positive or constructive resolution. If you have a problem with something, you state the issue, how you feel about it (minus the aggression), and offer a potential compromise. These days, people just attack blindly and I will never understand why. I believe it was Ashley who said something along the lines of needing to read even the bad responses because they are still a form of feedback. And she's right. But I want to reiterate that words have a huge impact. How you say things, how you approach things, how you come across impacts the community as a whole.


      That being said, I am so happy that Barbara wrote this. RT listened. That should speak volumes to people. To those who have said that RT doesn't care, I hope that this will show you that they do. They may not be able to change everything you want to how you want it, but this does prove that they are listening and they are doing their best to take care of their community.



  • Comments (1225)

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

      10 years ago

      Ohhhhhh....so that's why there's that person there on the side of the page....oh i get it now!!! thanks a bunch for clearing that up!
      haha yeah i guess. but no where close to as good as your one was

    • reaper86

      10 years ago

      How cool are we? Both getting Recreated in the same week? smiley0.gif

    • NoNameHere

      10 years ago

      I just saw the outtakes for your video. Haha, great stuff!

    • deathstrike8

      10 years ago

      Congrats on being FU!!

    • Archer

      10 years ago

      Congrats on the FU fellow LFTO member!

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

      10 years ago

      congrats on becoming the featured user

    • Elemist

      10 years ago

      Good job! I wondered if that was you on the video! Congrats! Are you going to be on J-Jam tonight?

    • Tetrameth

      10 years ago

      Well, to my understanding, the way a person is picked is totally random. Unless maybe they feel that someone deserves to be FU? I'm pretty sure it's random.

      Which kind of makes even more awesome because the God of Awesome must've felt that today was your awesome day. smile.png

    • Tetrameth

      10 years ago

      Awwww I haven't gotten an e-hug in awhile. Especially a big one. goofy.png



      I draw burnie a damn portrait and I didn't get to be FU!


      loljk XD

    • dapprvilln

      10 years ago

      And props on your vid submission as well btw, just realized you did the first one on the Part one compilation....yours was one of the better ones from part 1!

    • dapprvilln

      10 years ago

      Hey thanks! They cut out my "Heh, you mean the Puma?" line, but hey, it still worked. Your Grifball submission was pretty slick too.

    • TheRecreator

      10 years ago

      Whoops - I forgot to tint your avatar's skin tone slightly.

      I've uploaded the second version in place of the first - there may be some caching errors.

    • Gmz1023

      10 years ago

      so the whole not even looking directly at the camera for 90% of it didn't effect the overall awesomenessocity of it? lol thanks :)

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

      10 years ago

      Hey thanks! I really liked yours too! Also congrats on FU! ENJOY THE ALERT ASSAULT!!! :P

    • hatesgriff23

      10 years ago

      Congrats on being FU. smiley13.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley13.gif

      Post edited 9/01/09 4:33PM

    • zbegner000

      10 years ago

      Thank you for the compliment!!!

    • NoNameHere

      10 years ago

      Ok, you win in the writing department. Haha. Hopefully I will be able to read some of your stuff at some point and when the book comes out, I will definatly be one of the first people to buy a copy.

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

      10 years ago

      Congrats on being FU! That's awesome! smiley0.gif

    • DoneWithIt

      10 years ago

      What kind of stories do you write for games, may I ask.

      I'm looking to do that kind of stuff too. For movies, as well.

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

      10 years ago

      Cool.

    • Celestrial

      10 years ago

      FU and a great sub to the contest? You are just made of win eh?

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

      10 years ago

      Great submission! I'd love to read more of your work as well! Good luck on the hunt :)

    • disneyjedi87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Congratulations on the Featured User title!

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

      10 years ago

      Way to be FU.

    • BASTARD667

      10 years ago

      I knew I recognized the featured user's name from somewhere.
      Hey, it's me again. Congratulations!

    • muzeek

      10 years ago

      Hi! Thank you :]. Unfortunately, I have only been able to play on a Steinway grand like two times at college... So everytime I play on a grand it's like a big experience. I'm really glad my version is your second favorite, since it's the first time I record myself playing this entire movement smiley1.gif

    • JediFan421 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Congrats, Kriss. You and ChaosHD deserve to be co-winners! You two had the best entries by far!

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

      10 years ago

      congrats on reaching FU status...now to add the BAR to the end...

    • malkin71

      10 years ago

      hey congratz on being a featured user. its good to see someone as cool as you get some recognition.

    • LadyRocki

      10 years ago

      Gratz on achieving FU! You are on a roll! You go, girl! Woot, woot!

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

      10 years ago

      Congrats on both FU and Entry.
      When you pulled out gun I was like "Wow, I'm never messing with her."

    • brandy606

      10 years ago

      Congrats on FU

    • timmons

      10 years ago

      Well done on the video entry smiley0.gif

    • tucker1957

      10 years ago

      after seeing the kriss's vid i turned to my mate and said "tread lightly dude tread lighty" but he did not understand

    • disneyjedi87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Thanks. Your entry was awesome! Definitely one of the best. Good luck.

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

      10 years ago

      Hey, saw your submission for the video contest.

      Again, yours was the best. I hope you win.

    • NoNameHere

      10 years ago

      It really did not show. You seem to be a natural with it. If there is another contest, I will try to actually do it and see what happens. While we are on the subject then, is there anything that you really like to write about(subject wise or if is stuff like books/scripts/whatever)?

    • NoNameHere

      10 years ago

      I have always wanted to do something like act out a short scene for something. Sadly, I was not able to do anything for the contest. My real strength comes from writing and not so much acting. Who knows, we might somehow end up on the same project or something. :) Yeah, probably not. Haha

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

      10 years ago

      Dear kriss,

      i think you won the contest. if for any reason this is proven otherwise, simply remind them of one important thing:

      you have the gun.

      good luck,
      Onion

    • MrJacinto Hey I'm Grump

      10 years ago

      Dude, check it out! I made it into a machinima. It's called Operation Gamma.

    • Coffeeh

      10 years ago

      XD
      Thanks!!

    • LadyRocki

      10 years ago

      Loved your video! Definitely tops. It was a great way to start the video run. Go Kriss!

      (Plus, who's gonna argue with a woman with a gun?)

      Good luck in the contest. smiley0.gif

    • AlixSparrow

      10 years ago

      i knooow! honestly, i don't even care about winning anymore. i've had a kinda shitty day and this whole video contest thing just made me feel better. Everyone did such a good job and I can't wait to see the rest of them. But good luck! I'm definitely going all out if they do another video contest.

    • AlixSparrow

      10 years ago

      yo, i keep watching the video and reading comments, everyone loved yours! Not gunna lie, I think you have a pretty damn good chance at winning :] Yours was definitely my top 5 toooo

    • calvinestler

      10 years ago

      sorry, i just realized before i posted that that you meant the video contest. and i just noticed now that that meant mine was already up in the compilation that i hadn't watched. and i also wanted to congratulate you on the first entry in the entire video smiley0.gif

    • calvinestler

      10 years ago

      thanks. i didnt have a camera so i settled for a three year old digital with the memory space for exactly sixteen seconds of video

    • Deanzo_

      10 years ago

      ah so it was, i think yours could be the winner ; )

    • NoNameHere

      10 years ago

      Wow. That...was...amazing! I really hope I never tick you off and get you like you were in the video in real life.

    • RVBclan

      10 years ago

      Hey, I am making comics regularly now =D
      can you check my comic out? (journal)

    • SilentNick

      10 years ago

      Nice work on being the opening act. Great Job!

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