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  • Long time no journal!

    1 day ago


    Realized I haven't really posted a proper journal here for a while so I figured I'd keep you a bit up to date on what's happening in my pretty uneventful life, in case people want to know and whatnot.

    --- I'm leaving for Stockholm tonight for the Swedish Championship in Cosplay (also known as Cosplay-SM)! I'm not competing myself, but I have a few friends who are going to, and I also know most people who are performing in the intermissions and who are hosting the entire thing, yadda yadda. It's going to be streamed here tomorrow at 8:30PM CET (2:30PM CDT). I think it'll be in Swedish, but hey, you don't need to understand the language in order to admire the amazing costumes and performances you'll see!

    --- I've been busy the past ten weeks with a game development project at my university. A lot of work and a lot of stress, but it was a super interesting and fun experience to work with an entire team of fellow students to create something together. I'm already looking forward to next year's project! Creating is fun.

    --- Speaking of creating and cosplaying, I haven't been super active when it comes to making new cosplays as of late due to the development project. I have, however, worked a bit on a cosplay that I've been wanting to do for years (ever since before I started cosplaying). Not going to spoil anything yet... but she has a huge friggin' ball dress and I'm super excited for that. (Facebook page for my cosplaying adventures here!)

    --- And on the topic of creativity, I've resumed to my good ol' YouTubing! Well, kinda. I've uploaded a few new videos which is neat since I've been inactive for about a year due to life getting in the way. I will get back to it properly soon, though, so that's going to be fun! (My YouTube can be found here. Cringey content deluxe.)

    How've you been doing, and how are you currently doing? What's going on in your life, you neat person you?

  • RTICD Weekend Schedule March 31st - April 2nd

    1 day ago

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

    RTICD is just around the corner; less than a week away!

    Be sure to join us Friday, March 31st through Sunday, April 2nd to celebrate. We have a lot of fun interactive panels, game nights, podcasts, and rabb.it sessions for everyone to enjoy across two and a half days. You should also check with your local community group to see if they have a meet up planned during that time. You can find the full list of active community groups on the sidebar of our group page.

    And just so you know what's going on, we also have a nifty schedule for your easy viewing pleasure. Aren't we so thoughtful? We think we are! doc


    We hope to see you around the Internet for Rooster Teeth's 14th anniversary!


  • And then there were none.

    1 day ago


    I cannot tell you how weird it is not seeing a yellow star next to my name...

    I've actually just switched my membership over to a different site. Not long after I canceled my subscription here, I started one up an Penny Arcade and joined Club PA. One thing I found interesting is how active their forums are and how they haven't changed in over a decade. 

    Change =/= functionality.

  • small update

    10 hours ago

    Pelessaria Nyx

    i'm going back to the doctor soon, for further "testing" to see if what i have is really fibromyalgia.

    though first, they want to check it's nothing else underlying that is mimicking fibromyalgia, which happens from time to time.

    let's hope for the best, i suppose.

    i've been in so much pain (more than usual) for the past couple months/to a year. legit to the point i cannot even move/function, or i'm just in tears from it. (and i've got a pretty high pain tolerance.)

    (i should mention i've had pain for years, but it's been worsening as of latelyish. ...latelyish? yeah, that's a word now.)

    this probably makes no sense because i've gotten shit for sleep the past couple weeks. so hopefully it's at least understandable lmao

  • Yeah... I'm watching that...

    1 day ago


    ...It could have a Rotten Tomato score of 0 and I'll be there. You can bet I'll be having fun too...

  • streaming WHOA

    23 hours ago

    scheree Artist

    I'm streaming some art making




    Come hang out. Doodling some Vol4 RWBY bbs <3

    Done for the day here are some sketches



    It's hard to get back into the groove after not drawing them for months. I miss my rwby bbs

  • Comic Bento Unboxing March 2017 - Out of Retirement

    1 day ago


    Please pardon my loopyness. Ruby hasn't been sleeping very well the past few nights... Which also means haven't been sleeping well the past few nights.

  • PSA On the State of the RT Community Site and Forums

    1 day ago

    Xuelder Spam's Bane

    Community Members of the Rooster Teeth and Let's Play Family;

    If you are a frequent user of the website like me, you may have noticed that since the new website design, there have been an influx of bots on the website. Previously, I wrote a thread on this issue on the main RT subreddit, where Site Admin Count3D responded to and stated that I should either report them or message the admins and wait for the admin team to do their work. So I did; I would report them(which refreshes the page every time, annoyingly) and just wait about two to three hours for them finally get deleted. Usually they would post about 30-50 threads/posts a day, and then I or other users on the forums would report them (handywork can usually be marked by a -1 Flamebait).

    However, this morning I woke up to this: the RWBY forum had in 12+ hours had 23 pages worth of spam bot posts in the thread. This is reprehensible, disgusting and downright infuriating. To break it down math wise, each page has 30 posts, and about 22 pages worth of these are the spam bots. 22 pages with 30 posts each means a conservative estimate of 660 spam posts were made in about 12 hours. And that was just in the RWBY subforum; posts were made in other subforums such as the Lazer Team and Red Vs. Blue subforums as well. Moreover, I could not even begin to think about any solution aside from either messaging the mods or writing an automated script that would trawl the Everyone Feed and use Regular Expressions to find the spam (luckily, the majority is in Korean, which nobody in the forum uses) and report it. However, I believe this would break the Terms of Service on the Website. Furthermore, messaging the admins today basically gave me the response of that they were aware of the issue, but the tools necessary to fight them are not there and this is not a priority of the engineering staff (Reddit mods are probably feeling some slight déjà vu here). The only solution they gave was that I should contact the founders on social media if I want anything to be done about it.

    On other websites, when I go to see if a forum/community is active or working, I check to see who is posting. Judging by the current state of the forum, if I did not know any better, I would say that the Rooster Teeth forum and community was dead or was running at amateur hour. This is not how a 14 year old company runs their website. Furthermore, its obvious that the majority of the spokesmen and women of Rooster Teeth are either ignorant to the issues on the website, know and do not care, or are so desensitized to the issue that they, and by extension the community, tend to ignore it. Which is a problem when they, especially Burnie , preach about how every creative team should have a well made website for content and community.

    Unfortunately, its clear this is not a major concern for their engineering team. In their most recent update, all they spoke of was their commitment to working on their apps as well as their video services. The only reason why I know that they are aware of the issue, is that one of the engineers responded to my previous thread saying that "[it]will get fixed this year mark my words[.]” For a company clearly proud and bragging of its community, these are not the actions of a company that cares.

    So why am I writing this scathing critique? Its because I love this community. I want the RT Community to thrive, I've made many friends here, and wish to continue to see it grow and make more friends. However, when there are such blatant issues such as these, it brings down the quality of our community. Especially seeing how fractured the community is between different social media sites such as the various subreddits, Tumblr, Facebook groups, and chat rooms, against the wishes of those we consume content from. The idea of a central website where we congregate is an ideal solution, and we used to have one. However, when issues such as this plague the main Rooster Teeth website, it incentivizes users to congregate elsewhere, and be ignorant of the website's perks such as FIRST memberships. If we make our voices heard on issues like this, maybe Rooster Teeth's Engineering Team will put the Forums and Community aspects of the site at the front of the Queue, instead of on the backburner like they are clearly doing at the moment. Though, this is just an idea, we could continue to be apathetic, and changes like these will never get the proper care that they deserve. The ball is in the community's court right now.

  • I've got a bone to pick with Australia

    1 day ago


    Couldn't you have at least tried to make a less stereotypical gundam?


    G-Gundam is a series where every country builds their own Gundam and competes in a high stakes tournament. Australia's gundam is literally a fucking kangaroo.

    Unfortunately for Australians my opinions of other countries are purely based on G-Gundam.

  • Day 85 Finished

    2 hours ago

    SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

    Finished the painting.  FYI I am TRYING to make work in a more "painterly" style and to NOT bog down in the details. Although I will still paint like that I'm sure. 

    Meanwhile, I'm pretty happy with how this one came out. 

    Here's @TK_


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