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  • Activity

    • Austin Bound

      1 year ago

      otaku1412 Amazonian

      /dusts cobwebs off of profile


      Hey everyone, so it's been a while. For a brief update, I'll be heading into Texas for the first time ever for a vacation. I'll be hitting up Austin for a few days, then proceeding to San Antonio for PAX South weekend. If you'll be in the area, hit me up and we can explore!


      Cheers,


      otaku

    • Internet Famous

      2 years ago

      otaku1412 Amazonian

      You may or may have not seen this already, but my cousin recently graduated high school, and my uncle decided to play a nice joke on her. Now it's circulated all over Twitter, George Takei, the Today show, etc. 


      http://college.usatoday.com/2017/06/01/this-dads-lunch-box-note-pushed-his-daughter-straight-into-adulthood/

    • 2xFU!?

      2 years ago

      otaku1412 Amazonian

      Holy crap. I was featured user again? 


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      Thanks everyone for the kind words. Sorry I missed it :(

    • Reverberation: An Open Letter to the Staff of RT

      2 years ago

      otaku1412 Amazonian

      So it's no surprise to me on this site that it's become a husk of its former self. I joined almost 10 years ago thanks to a friend who showed me Red vs. Blue for the first time. I was thoroughly impressed on how filming could be done that way; simplistic, yet complex. It was just a cherry on top that the community and site was small, simple, yet 100% functional. Buttery smooth notifications, knowledge of said notifications on what was happening, a sponsorship that was a decent incentive for having it instead of a small coupon on a store that, quite honestly, doesn't render enough options for me wanting to buy things on it. But now we've hit the u-turn and went the wrongest possible direction possible with this.


      Don't get me wrong, the people I've made friends with and have met thanks to this site has been amazing. But in the recent years, the hardcore people that helped make this site have gone on and left. What was it exactly? I get it that life happens, you no longer have time to post and only watch the content, or if your interest in the show has changed. That's all fine and dandy. I myself have fallen prey to that spiral. I haven't watched an episode, yet a season of RvB or anything else for that matter on this site. Why is that? This site sucks. Plain and simple. It has lost it's luster. The ravages of time have sunk its digital teeth into it and killed it. It's stricken dead, but the body has yet to realize it. Here's why.


      The functionality has sunk down faster than an anchor into a black hole. Notifications only apply to people's journals and not what's being posted on the site. Like how it used to be (god i sound like the old man in the rocking chair) notifications also applied to new episodes, the latest of RT comics, staff notifications, getting awards, etc. All of that is gone, or in a confusing place that many have cried foul since the newest layout arrived not long ago. No introduction on how the new site works, no real reason for the change now that I think about it. It all just sorta happened. Like waking up from an epic party/bender, only to find that you're half-naked, can't find your keys, and your wallet has only coupons to a Rite-Aid two towns over. It was unacceptable, former hardcore fans cried afoul everywhere, with only "We're working on it." as a response. Yet there's never been a side of improvement. I've stayed through this this whole time, where's the improvement? You've hired developers and IT pros to help, yet sometimes, you need to take a step backward and reassess what you have before moving forward.


      I remember Gus saying years ago that RT wants to develop smartly. They've expanded what seems like majorly their art and animation department. Sure, content is a must on this site. It's the hard sell to keep people coming back and logging in, however, once the show ends, what keeps us in the seats. It was the community that kept us here. Discussing every frame of a classic RvB episode for easter eggs and the hidden Tex, chanting Drunk Tank whenever it mentioned something on the site, congratulating the featured user every day it swaps out. All of that has been now populated with the digital tumbleweed passing by. It's as if neglect has taken over and I feel like it has. The original crew have gone on to other sites like Twitter, which is fine. Diversification for your audience is grand, but at least keep things at home. We've lost a lot of things along the way, and if aesthetics are your only concern, then you forgot what it was like when we tuned in the second a new episode was posted.


      Now I've rambled for some time, so what can we do to fix it? Well if we could first go back to the way things were; listen to the community and poll then implement what we want, it can work again. We miss seeing who modded our posts, having a one-click method that clearly marks our friend's journals, notifications that show when an episode releases, and then adding eventually new things. Take a page from Steam's book, make something great with a rock-solid foundation. And when a new idea with a lot of, for a lack of a better term, steam comes behind it, test it out, see how it works, then roll it out for everyone. If the staff can do that, I'm sure our trust will come back and so will the viewers who will stop viewing on YouTube only, and then create their own accounts, or log back in.


      If not, then RT is only taking big steps to try and please some. But too many big steps, and you'll fall off the cliff. All I can hear now is the sound of Wile E. Coyote falling down the cliff; the sound of active members dying off.

    • Rick the Defendant and Judge Morty

      2 years ago

      otaku1412 Amazonian

      I haven't watched much of Rick and Morty, but I've watched this video at least 5 times and it's still hilarious. This is apparently based off of an actual court case transcript.


    • Game of Thrones

      3 years ago

      otaku1412 Amazonian

      Holy crap! That was an epic season. We are now on the verge of the Targaryen Restoration, the War for the Dawn, and Mad Queen Cersei. For a show which has a lot of war already in it, there's more to come.

    • Lost My Job

      3 years ago

      otaku1412 Amazonian

      Thanks to some weird reason, myself and 300+ other people at my office were let go. Now I'm looking for another job. Thanks a lot, May! You're a real killer on my jobs.

    • 3 years ago

      otaku1412 Amazonian
    • New Stuff Has Emerged

      3 years ago

      otaku1412 Amazonian

      Hmmm. So the site has gained some new features, silently as if overnight. Not sure how this'll go, but we'll see.

  • Comments (304)

    • Kaoru27Umi Princess of Mars

      2 years ago

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      Happy Flowers and Feels Day!

      • otaku1412 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Amazonian

        2 years ago

        Arigatou senpai!

    • Spieg89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Response Guardian x6

      2 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day!! Congrats!

    • Kaoru27Umi Princess of Mars

      2 years ago

      ハッピーエフ・ユー・デイ!おめでとうございます~!barbara-32.png 

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

      2 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day!!

    • HOWtwoROCK

      3 years ago

      we're you the one who gave people the link to revert back to the older version of the site?

      • otaku1412 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Amazonian

        3 years ago

        no

    • Kaoru27Umi Princess of Mars

      4 years ago

      Happy warm and fuzzies!

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      • otaku1412 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Amazonian

        4 years ago

        have a hug from this big lug
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    • MoltenSlowa

      5 years ago

      Them's fighting words.

      With sumos.

      • otaku1412 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Amazonian

        5 years ago

        if those came around again i would be pleased as punch

    • MoltenSlowa

      6 years ago

      SECRET ENFORCER HIGH FIVE

      • MoltenSlowa

        6 years ago

        WAT DO?

      • otaku1412 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Amazonian

        6 years ago

        *high five*

        but wait, it's not a secret anymore now that we've done it

    • 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 freakin' birthday! smiley13.gif

      • otaku1412 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Amazonian

        7 years ago

        thanks. it's like i just had one last year

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

      7 years ago

      Happy FU!

    • Revan1151

      7 years ago

      FU!!!

    • Big_Bad_Brad

      7 years ago

      You go Freaking ham on your journals! Happy FU btw!!

      • otaku1412 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Amazonian

        7 years ago

        aww shucks. you're getting me all misty

    • Erebus12

      7 years ago

      Congrats FU :-)

    • Sean Tango

      7 years ago

      FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-

    • NGU

      7 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day smiley11.gif

    • Xorit

      7 years ago

      Grats on getting FU'd!

    • jennifejz

      7 years ago

      FU!! smiley0.gifsmiley13.gif

    • ReaperOfMan

      7 years ago

      smiley9.gifsmiley11.gifsmiley13.gifFU smiley13.gifsmiley11.gifsmiley9.gif

    • CABOOSHyay

      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!

    • TLgamer

      7 years ago

      Happy FU Day!!!

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

      7 years ago

      Happy FU Day!!!

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

      7 years ago

      Happy FU Day!

    • Mattyoc

      7 years ago

      Happy FU day :)

    • theiviaster

      7 years ago

      Congrats featured user!

    • Andy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Editor n' Junk

      7 years ago

      Happy FU Day! Ah Yeah!

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

      7 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User! smiley1.gif

    • 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

      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Holy shit!
      You and I were just talking about this today! I don't know how this happened...someone must be listening to our conversations! They are spying on me at HALLMARK!
      HAPPY FEATURED USER DAY! smiley13.gif

      • otaku1412 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Amazonian

        7 years ago

        i know right.

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

      7 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User! smiley12.gif

    • MrVash

      7 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • MrVash

      7 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • Jcach

      7 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • 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

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

      7 years ago

      you realize that when you're leaving a comment on someone's page, it isn't really a double-post, it's a ghost, and when you edit the "second one" you're actually just editing the 'only' one and it's gone?
      Yeah, I have no idea what you wanted to say to me.

      • otaku1412 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Amazonian

        7 years ago

        ah. wht i wanted to say was that ld you like to join the new club that i made sincce you seemed to have n interest in it the last time i mentioned the idea

    • willza

      7 years ago

      Hey man, we ever gonna get an ACB group together again?
      Its always so fun as well as helpful

      • otaku1412 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Amazonian

        7 years ago

        you can always set it up yourself. you can make an appointment on the achievement hunters forum page. it's found on the bottom of tudorVII's announcements on the main page.

        i will be unavailable for the next 2 weeks or so due to a road trip and possibly for the forseeable future due to school. sorry. but priorities dude. i would love to help but life has reared it's ugly head and i have to pay attention now

    • willza

      7 years ago

      Dude theres a clean up crew for ACB on the 25th, one step closer to that final achievement ;)

    • 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

      DUDE! Thanks for stoppin by my work today! ^_^ Sorry I had to kind bolt in the middle of the conversation. There was a line of customers forming!

    • djsmith6

      8 years ago

      I got my Badge, why do you ask?

    • Magnum77

      8 years ago

      Well, now that you have joined facebook you should commit suicide... FACEBOOK SUICIDE! www.seppukoo.com/ .... Wow that was a little more morbid than I anticipated. Have I gone emo all of the sudden? What the hell is an "EMO" anyway? Is that just somebody who dresses weird and complains a lot? Because, I'm in college and that is pretty much everyone. Or is it that EMOs suicide/ pretend to cut themselves? I mean, if EMOs really kill themselves like they seem to talk about, there would be fewer of them around wouldn't there? Hm. Like all conundrums I will consult Youtube. youtu.be/-6Dmg_4ZA2Y

      Okay, I'm just more confused. smiley4.gif

    • 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

      That is an excellent thought! ^_^

    • kasskass91

      8 years ago

      wow took me long enough to get my laptop fixed to see the eye candy award thank you my day has just gotten better lol ^.^

    • moiradracko

      8 years ago

      If you were that awesome.... you could sound drunk naturally too... its all natural to bring a drink to your lips and then consume... repeat. XD

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

      8 years ago

      I know!!!

      (and hell, even if you don't want the t-shirt, it's totally worth it to get the print!)

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

      8 years ago

      Yeah, I saw that and was pretty tempted to apply. But since it's only a contractor job, they'd likely only be getting the person to attend UK based gaming events (MCM Expo, Eurogamer Expo and any big launch parties like the Reach one I went to). Unfortunately, I need a consistant cash flow to pay the bills, and I doubt my current job situation would allow me to take time of at the drop of a hat to attend these events.

      If I didn't have the necessity of paying my mortgage, I'd be on it like a car bonnet!

    • SaraRose

      8 years ago

      Thanks a bunch!

    • JoseDRojas

      8 years ago

      I've answered your question about what the HMC is all about in the latest HMC post. Sorry in being so late to reply. That said it seems you have since become part of the group! Congrats.

      For those who can't see the group page and are wondering here is the post:

      hey how does that whole hmc work? ive been courious for a while now


      We are a group who honors member's on the site who represents the true values of this community. You aren't any less handsome or more handsome for being in the club, It's just our way of saying, "hey, you're awesome. Thanks." The "Handsome" and "Eye Candy" is just a bit of fun and the definition for us is something completely unrelated to looks.

      Community to us is a powerful outpouring of the realness existing when people reach out to others. Whenever you come across someone on the site who truly is a positive part of this community feel free to nominate them for ECA or HMC!

    • Joe_2

      8 years ago

      Indeed.

    • 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'll see what I can do. ^_^ I have an ocean of CanWest, RTX, and RTCCotW stuff to swim through...but remind me in a private message! smiley13.gif

    • ZetaZasco

      8 years ago

      The Handsome Men's Club has unanimously processed your application. Effective immediately, you are hereby ordered to sign up for the Club, upload our Avatar as your Profile Pic, and change your Title to HANDSOME for two weeks (longer, if preferred).

      ...upon completion of these tasks, you will receive your starter Babe Kit for your own personalized Babe Box: HMC Mirror, HMC Martini Glass, Special Edition HMC Old Spice aftershave.

      .....Welcome!

    • ZetaZasco

      8 years ago

      ...already took the liberty of setting up the voting!! :D

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