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

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    • First Dark Souls 3 Highlight Vid

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

      Thanks to the pledges through my Patreon and the overwhelming votes from patrons, I invested in Dark Souls 3. Surprisingly, I don't suck at it. Yet.


      Thank you to everyone who has pledged, watched my videos and subbed to my channel. It's nice having a little space all to myself in the vast universe that is the internet and it's equally nice that I can share it with you guys.


      More vids to come soon!




    • Guardian Assignments

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

      I'm reading all these journals about Guardian hype, so I may as well write something too! Yes, Guardian assignments have gone out and I am very happy to see so many people excited to BRING IT for RTX/SGC. As I do with most of my journals, I have a few words.


      Guardians. Be proud. Be excited. Be humble. Be welcoming. Be hyped! There are so many emotions that go into Guardianship (at least for me), so being this close to actually doing RTX is nothing short of exciting. Each of you is so important to the success of the convention, so please never forget that. We may have our separate teams, but we are still one unit, one whole team, one crazy family.


      I have expressed this before, but I must reiterate again. You are a Guardian not just for the duration of RTX, but also pre-RTX as well. You represent RT and you represent this community. And I am totally tooting our horns by saying being a Guardian is something to be very proud of, and as such, don't forget that you are the face and front line of this convention.


      Yes, there are few new things this year, but isn't that the case every year? Each year is bigger and better and with each new factor/situation, we completely adapted, took ownership and royally PWNED every obstacle.


      I do this every year to give back to a community I love dearly with all my heart. I do it for friends I currently have and have yet to meet. I do it because it's rewarding to my heart. I do it because of the memories created that will last lifetimes. I do this because I cannot think of any better way to say thank you.


      I am ecstatic to help lead the PA team with @LoZelda again. I consider myself very blessed and fortunate, and I will never take that for granted.


      Two months and counting. I cannot wait to work with all of you. @SailorTweek @sirNARVY You're stuck with me forever. Hope that's okay. <3


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    • Cosplay peeps, lend us your suggestions!

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

      The lovely @Liela could use some cosplay suggestions as there are quite a few restrictons she must meet. http://roosterteeth.com/post/51261457


      Please help if you can!

    • The first 24 hours

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

      24 hours has gone by and the amount of support that I have seen in that time has blown my mind! I will always do my best to continue to bring everyone entertaining streams and highlights, but to see people willingly want to help me on this journey is very humbling.


      A couple notes for those who are still researching or just curious about my Patreon. It is set up per gaming highlight, your pledge will not go through until I create something. While I tend to make mini highlights of my streams (like through Twitch), you will NOT be charged for those. You will only be charged for full and complete highlights like the ones that are posted on my YouTube channel. Please note that I tend to average about two to three actual highlights a month, but you can control how many of those videos you will actually pledge for regardless of how many I create.


      Thanks to the pledges that I currently have, I will be investing in...you guessed it...Dark Souls 3. If this game is anything like Bloodborne, you guys are definitely in for special streams/highlights full of failure and rage.


      Again, thank you guys so much. This is a very special point in my life for many reasons. Thank you for being so many of them.


      www.patreon.com/geekyfriedrice

      Less than three you!

      Jackie



    • You asked how you could show support..

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

      and here is the answer!


      Some of you asked how you could support & donate towards my streams/gaming highlights. Here's how you can. I decided to create a Patreon which helps steer away from PayPal (because I've heard so many horror stories about it).


      To reiterate the message, I am still going to do what I do because I love it. This is just a way for you to offer support if you want to, and I have set it up so you have absolute control over how much you want to pledge regardless of how much content I produce in a given month.


      I never thought I would be in a position to do something like this, but it is possible because of you guys.


      If you do pledge, thank you and welcome to the GeekyFriedRice community! <3


      Patreon.com/geekyfriedrice



    • My dream date

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

      Posted this on Twitter this morning:


      Hear me out on this one. I had a dream and I went on what I will loosely call a "date". But it didn't feel like a traditional date. There was no nervousness, no anxieties over what to wear, what to say, no pre-determined judgment, built up pressure to impress...just a tranquility in the simplicity of two people existing simultaneously.


      We just talked. I don't remember details but there was no need for filters or mental checks. It was incredibly liberating. I smiled a lot. I felt like openly smiling. And that was strange because I hate my smile. He didn't seem to mind the laughter and it was refreshing that he was smiling just as much. Pressures of work and life were nonexistent. What he wanted to do in life, I supported and encouraged and vice versa. Convo ended and the dream fast forwarded (how long, I don't know). I was now in a restaurant ordering food. I get a text from the man.


      "Someone reminded me to step away, breathe & not forget to remind friends that they're important to me. I have a few minutes. So. Hi."


      Want to know how I knew what I experienced was a complete and total dream? The man you've been wondering about was Hideo Kojima. This man is so inspirational to me that he actually inspires from within my dreams. He is my #FF today. @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN


      If that doesn't do it for you, then follow him for his movie knowledge & food pictures. Those are amazing as well.

    • Vegas RWBY Showing Is Sold OUT!

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

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      WHOOOOOOOO! How awesome, you guys! I'm very excited to see everyone!


      On that note, I maaaaaaaaaay have some stuff to give away at the screening, so make sure you get there a little early for a chance to win!


      GET HYPE.

    • Quantum Break stream!

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

      Streaming more Quantum Break at 730pm pacific! Come join as we tackle Act 2! If anything, stop by so we can admire Shawn Ashmore's handsome features.


      Twitch.tv/geekyfriedrice

    • Community: a feeling of fellowship with others as a result of sharing common interests & goals

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

      Definition of a community straight from Google.

      People have time and time again asked me how to grow a following, build a community and how to network with those in a given industry. Truthfully, I am both humbled and bewildered that people would seek my advice in this category; however, I have come to realize that there is a level of “success” I have achieved over the years and the best rewards I have received are genuine friends and good life experience. I found myself responding with the same answers, so I wanted to consolidate them here. Please also keep in mind that while I try to be as helpful as possible, these concepts may not work for everyone. They are my own personal experiences and what work best for me. Second note, I primarily work within the video games/video production industry.


      How do you use social media effectively? Short and simple of it is to just use it. If an application is widely used, you have to teach yourself how to utilize it regardless of how you feel about the interface or the overall process of the platform. You may like Twitter more than Snapchat, but both are “in” so if you want to reach a wide audience, then buck up and get to learning. You’ll find out what engages people and what drives them away. No matter what social media platform you decide to start out with, I suggest following the most popular profiles, the people who are juggernauts in that given audience. What do they produce? How do they interact with people? What’s makes them attractive to their followers/subscribers? When I say popular accounts, I don’t mean the ones that can just say “hi” and have that post spread like wildfire. I mean the ones that actually produce content in some form. You want to study people who are engaging.


      Twitter works best for me as it’s a very convenient tool to use for keeping tabs on friends and people and companies that interest me. I use it as a source of not only maintaining my personal relationships but also a resource for networking and keeping up with industry news. I enjoy interacting with people whether or not they know me. Whatever I reply to, I try to ensure that it contains a certain level of quality to it as I want to bring value to the conversation. Maybe I felt like complimenting someone on their food photo or recent career achievement, maybe I wanted to offer some insight or somehow uplift a person’s spirits because they needed it. Whatever my response would be, I always aim for my words having purpose. Understand that how you respond to a company account or someone you don’t know should differ from how you interact with friends and family. That is something you should never forget.


      When people say I don’t have the time to do all that. Make some. Find a balance in your calendar. One aspect of growing your community shouldn’t be your entire focus. Spread out. Example, you may be a pro at tweeting, but you cannot expect to build a following if you don’t want to invest in any others. Networking is hard and it takes time, but you will be surprised with what you learn not only about companies and industries you are interested in, but also things about yourself. If you go out into the unknown and interact with people, you will gain a lot of varied social interaction experience. You will make some mistakes, but you cannot let that hover over you for the rest of your life.


      A little secret from me, I never view people as numbers or objects even if they see me that way. Bottom line in this scenario is that you learn about which people/companies you would rather stay away from as opposed to invest time in. A lot of people take this perception personally. Why? If someone openly showed their hand and it’s not to your liking, they just did you a huge favor. Think about it as a personal relationship. If your significant other revealed that you were nothing more than an object to them, you wouldn’t stay, right? Move on and gravitate toward people who would support and encourage you. That’s what I do. I want to be around people who believe in me, not drag me down. But in order to find those people, you have to do some searching. So make time to find your community. Growing an audience is part doing what you love and people finding you and part you going out and telling them that you exist.

      One thing I’ve started doing is going through Twitch and finding streamers who are entertaining and interact with their chat. It’s how I would want to treat my Twitch channel, so those are the people I want to support whenever they go live. Turns out, a few of them stop by in my channel every now and then as well. Win-win.


      Be genuine. People can pick up when you are not being truthful or sincere. It may not be immediate, but your actions, your words and how you present yourself make an impact on a lot of people regardless if you are in the spotlight. People know people and people talk to those people. Your reputation starts as soon as you make that first post or say that first word.


      Branding. I asked people what reminded them of me and my friend, Don, said geeky fried rice. I rolled with it and it’s been my personal brand since then. My friend over at Ruby Glue Design developed the logo and I worked on how I wanted to present myself. Ultimately, I want to create a place where geeky and nerdy is accepted and required. In my younger years, my geeky hobbies were looked down upon and I was teased constantly for them, but as I’ve grown to accept myself and my passions, I decided that I want to create and provide sanctuary to those who just want to be themselves. It doesn’t matter if you love comic books or video games only or if you just love movies or cosplay…you have something in your life that you love, and I want to help you embrace and celebrate that.


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      Accept that you don’t know everything. There are tons of people out there who are more experienced and knowledgeable than you. Look up to them and learn from them, even more so if you don’t see eye to eye on everything (I am serious about that). You need people who can make you see outside YOUR box. Even if you have negative experiences with people in the same field, the most important thing is that you learn something from them. There are mentors everywhere, but that doesn’t mean they are all the same type of personality. Some are friendly, and some are tough and it’s good if you run into a variety of them. It’s the best way to grow. Keeping an open mind when you want to show that you are unwavering in what you do is great, but remember, there is a time and place to be confident and a time and a place to be humble.


      Support others who are in the same boat as you. This ties into the making time to network point. Empathy is your best friend here. On your journey to building your community, you will find many others who are on the same path as you. You may not necessarily be side by side on this adventure, but your overall destination is the same. You will go through the same struggles and obstacles and you will find what your strengths and weaknesses are. You will also surprisingly learn these things of your peers. Often times, you will bounce ideas off of each other, collaborate together and you may even be in a position of offering a second opinion or advice to a comrade. I have witnessed people unintentionally shoot their peers down before any constructive criticism can be mentioned and it’s pretty brutal to watch. Don’t agree with how someone is executing a project? There’s many different ways to express that and saying “why bother? That’s f***ing stupid” or “you might as well give up right now” is not the best approach. More than anything, I want to not only build my own community, but I want to help others do so with theirs. If I am not 100% on board with a friend’s idea, I will offer both constructive feedback and a different approach that they can consider in the future. Whether or not they take that advice doesn’t affect me, but the ways in which I offer my support matter a great deal to them.


      Expectations. Stuff doesn’t happen overnight. You have to continually work to maintain your relationships, your connections, your brand, how you present yourself and of course, you have to just keep putting content out there. Keep moving forward. If you want this to happen, then don’t stop because you ran into a few obstacles. Of course you’re going to run into walls. Nothing worth having has ever been easy to acquire.


      I never thought I would be here posting blogs, creating YouTube videos, making Vines, livestreaming video games and building a community of my own. My past self would never believe it. But I’ve found my niche and I don’t plan on stopping.

    • Kriss' bucket list items

      3 years ago

      kriss Community Manager

      Having an array of expression GIFs of myself is one of them. I made this one just for @LoZelda because she finds it hilarious whenever I say this.


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  • Comments (1222)

    • AlixSparrow

      9 years ago

      ahaha thanks! i used to be able to do it like, perfectly. it was kinda scary, but i guess i did an okay job of bringing it back. i think everyone did awesome, i loved all of the videos so much ahaha.

    • AlixSparrow

      9 years ago

      Just watched it :] yours was sooo good! I literally recorded mine in my dorm bathroom like, 20 minutes before it was due. I don;t even care if I win, it's just awesome to see everyone's videoes.

      and OF COURSE the girls are whooping ass.

    • Deanzo_

      9 years ago

      yupp thats me xD and thanks, did you submit a video?

    • AlixSparrow

      9 years ago

      thanks! i've been trying to watch the whole video and it's not working. i wanna see other people's submissions

    • cdrom1019 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      heh thanks...i want to be a voice actor.....but i guess watching every ep of rvb at least 3 times helps...lol....

    • cdrom1019 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      you really think so? thank you so much....yours was definitely one of the best ones....also top 3 in my opinion =)

    • Fonix

      9 years ago

      Thank you for actually have a submission into that contest that seemed to fit into the spirit of the contest. Anyone can read the lines as they were done, and do silly impressions in front of a camera. You actually worked it into a real world situation. Kudos.

    • spastic_jedi

      9 years ago

      you are ridiculously bad ass in your video submission <3 awesome sauce to the max

    • RVBclan

      9 years ago

      Cool, have fun ^_^

    • spastic_jedi

      9 years ago

      haha wonderful!

      recipe for Awesome sauce

      1) a heaping dose of something awesome

      2) a pinch of clever wit

      directions smoosh them all together in a huge ziplock bag and enjoy!

    • spastic_jedi

      9 years ago

      right on! I'm pretty sure I got all I wanted to say there =) awesome sauce

    • RVBclan

      9 years ago

      So how's life Jackie?

    • RVBclan

      9 years ago

      Hey, check out my new invention on my journal ^_^

    • BlueXAspic

      9 years ago

      Cool profile :3

    • NoNameHere

      9 years ago

      That works. Haha. I would be interested in reading anything that you have.

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

      9 years ago

      glad to see your friend is going to be ok.

      You and your friend's enteries were 2 of my favorite. I must say though I havn't seen half of them yet. There is over 110 of them. I'm going to have a fun sunday.

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

      9 years ago

      Sounds good!

    • NoNameHere

      9 years ago

      You should do an extended cut for the rest of us so that you will not be...um...missing out. By the way, what is the 'semi-writer' for?

    • NoNameHere

      9 years ago

      You didn't hit or shoot anyone in real life while filming the Tex line, did you? Haha

    • NoNameHere

      9 years ago

      Nice! Sadly, I have no good time to do anything for the contest. Is there anywhere where I can see the video?

    • SusanoTengu

      9 years ago

      You like Scrubs? AWESOME!

    • NoNameHere

      9 years ago

      Hey. How are things going for you?

    • spastic_jedi

      9 years ago

      I JUST SAW NOW THAT FANBOYS IS IN YOUR FAVORITE MOVIES! <3 SOOOOOOOOO GOOD! hahah <3

    • Bones090980

      9 years ago

      Howdy! So you pitch overhanded, I'll be sure to duck!

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

      9 years ago

      Hi Griffon! I'm planning on having an PJA party in a few days, and I saw that you will be posting the final PJA vid of the season soon. Can I still send you the video of the girls playing Marvel Alliance and Sonic Tennis? Thanks a bunch!


      Yes! Let me know when it's ready or if you need the community video slate.

    • RVBclan

      9 years ago

      What's the specs? (language, type, style)

    • RVBclan

      9 years ago

      Afternoon Jackie, how are you today?

    • spastic_jedi

      9 years ago

      lol the little blue bird that is running under the elephants in the beginning? haha

    • reaper86

      9 years ago

      Haha good choice! I used to watch that every morning before classes back during my first year of college. I can't remember why I stopped watching...maybe FX stopped playing it...

      Nevertheless, I've been doing the same with Psych as of late. I can't seem to fall asleep without the constant chuckling here and there. smiley6.gif

    • reaper86

      9 years ago

      Greetings kriss, how are ya this evening/afternoon/morning? smiley6.gif

    • DarkLaw

      9 years ago

      I know this is a rnadom comment, but i love your grif ball photo. kuddos

    • spastic_jedi

      9 years ago

      glad you liked GBS =D

    • NoNameHere

      9 years ago

      Hey, no problem. I know there are a lot of people that are on here just to friend request for no reason, but I am not one of those people.

    • RVBclan

      9 years ago

      no problem =D

    • RVBclan

      9 years ago

      Hey, jump into Role Playing with us =D, if you wanna play with us doing ODST rp, than just comment me, and I can invite you, we need more players, we have a lot, but more is always good =D its fun =)

    • RVBclan

      9 years ago

      I just got 29 kills in a game =D
      and a few double kills, triple kills, and headshots with no scopes XD
      haha!

    • RVBclan

      9 years ago

      Wanna play on LIVE anyways? nobody good is on today =P

    • spastic_jedi

      9 years ago

      how about you send me a new set that are geared towards acting =) would be awesome

    • spastic_jedi

      9 years ago

      hey question... for the Q&A do you want me to answer from an actors perspective? oooor... visual artist? oooooor lion tamer? lol

    • RVBclan

      9 years ago

      Hey, wanna play some Halo 3?

    • DSchneider

      9 years ago

      I'm pretty sure cost of living is much cheaper here than in Vegas. And there aren't too many bad places in town. It's usually best to find a place close to where you're working, because public transportation kinda sucks around here.

    • EdibleUndies

      9 years ago

      Thank you ^_^

    • Freeblade

      9 years ago

      Thankies =3

    • Freeblade

      9 years ago

      x_x i miss the good old days when my pics and my crappy edits were appreciated....now that i'm getting better i've gotten absolutely no feedback Dx mind checking them out?

    • Rev_Pleb

      9 years ago

      You so should have been noted as the only real female in the pic contest (not counting those photoshoppers - weak i say!)

      At least in the people's choice awards.

      Oh well, next time.

    • SilentNick

      9 years ago

      I saw your pic for the contest, it's pretty cool especially the sword. Hope you win!

    • RVBclan

      9 years ago

      Oh, do you like game development or writing at all?

    • RVBclan

      9 years ago

      I bet =D

      hey, you play on xbox live often?

    • RVBclan

      9 years ago

      Good work on the grifball thing ^_^

    • daprophet02

      9 years ago

      My dogs are the same way. We have three different beds for them around the house, and yet, I have to share my bed with them too. smiley8.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

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