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  • There was this one time...

    1 day ago

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

     towerI said something REALLY embarrassing a few years back and it still makes me cringe in the dead of night.


     towerI saved a guy's life by pulling him out of the path of oncoming traffic. He had put himself in the road to commit suicide.  However, my pulling him out of the road turned into me accidentally judo flipping him into a blackberry patch. He was still grateful but I apologized for months.


     towerThe person I was dating in college bought a luchador hoodie with the hood being a luchador mask. They knocked on the door wearing this hoodie. I opened the door and just laughed out of pure joy that they were wearing this awesome hoodie. They took it as an insult...that I was laughing art them to tease & ridicule. They wouldn't talk to me for the rest of the night out of anger even after me explaining frantically that my laughter did not equal teasing. You'd have thought that knowing me for as long as they did they would have known that. And what did they expect? Did they want me to purr like a cat or start a wrestling match right there?


     towerIn 1999, I was flying from LA to Seattle after my family's first trip to Disneyland. Walking through the plane to find my seat, this guy in first class began to hardcore flirt with me. Oh he was DREAMY. Shoulder length dark hair, goatee, had the grunge rock star thing going on. Totally my aesthetic. I smiled, got all blushy and girly...but kept walking to my seat. I sit down and my brother starts to FREAK OUT. 

    "Do you realize who was just flirting with you?" he said with high pitched excitement.

    "No clue, but he was dreamy!" I say, slightly confused. Should I know this dude?

    As if announcing to the rest of the plane, my brother responds "THAT WAS CHRIS CORNELL!!!"

    My brother then dumps his luggage into my lap, grabs his teenage poetry journal, and ran to first class to get an autograph. I just sat there...with all of my brother's shit...still soaked form Splash Mountain...


     towerEdward James Olmos said that I was amazing and hugged me.


     towerI cried during a Bob's Burgers episode...or two.


     towerI had a panic attack for no reason last year while shopping at a the Total Wine & More store. Just stood there in front of the tequila and sobbed. Store clerked asked if I was alright. I lied and said something along the lines of "Oh this audiobook I'm listening to blah blah blah". I still to this day have no idea what triggered it.


     towerI got kicked out of class for sneezing. Actually, this happened more than once. Old teachers who should have retired the moment they decided that they hated kids...


     towerI applied for a job at Rifftrax 6 years ago.


     tower In junior high, I punched a guy for grabbing my ass. I threw him against a wall, slugged him in the shoulder and boomed" If you EVER touch me or anyone else in this school like that again, I will drink your fucking blood". A teacher (who had known me since kindergarden) overheard the swear word and approached. More concerned than shocked, she said "MARY! What is going on? I can't believe I just heard that word!" 

    I let the guy go and looked into the teacher's eyes "He followed me from lunch telling me he was going to do all these horrible sex things to my mom and then grabbed my ass."

    The teacher, swear to God, grew 4 feet...stepped up to the guy and slammed him against the wall. "Whatever Mary said that she'd do to...I will do a 100 times over. Are we clear?"

    Guy never bothered anyone ever again.


     towerI playtested Portal 2 and was kidnapped by the Team Fortress team. I got to see all of the original animatics and some finished animations of the "Meet The..." shorts. I had no idea what the hell I was watching *LOL*


     towerI took a walk through Times Square by myself at night. I loved it. I felt safe. I ate at a deli, went to Madame Tussaud's, and just drank in every light and sound. I'm a quiet town kind of gal, but I love visiting NYC. 


     towerI once sang my heart out during karaoke...felt no fear...no shame...and had a ton of fun. Got applause and a free drink out of it! The song was "Somebody to Love" by Queen and I may have been a little drunk



  • Because I can't be bothered

    19 hours ago

    Dopp

    Here's a copy pasta of the last time a new guy was in charge of changing the site. So here it goes @kickme444. This was originally posted over a year ago. Feel free to take any of these into consideration or not. Have fun.


    Ok, here we go:

    First off I'm going to say that a lot of my suggestions are things that I believe should be coming back from the old site.

    • Mod history - the ability to see who has modded you and for what is something that was cherished by sponsors as a perk of giving you guys our money. Not only does it show you who reads and views your pictures, journals, and forum posts but it also gives the readers a way to mark their presence without writing something out.
    • Ability to share TO THIS SITE - Sure, it's awesome to be able to share content from here over to places like Facebook and Twitter. My problem is the inability to share to the one place we call home and that's the RT website. It was something in the last version of the website and could be perfected with the share button.
    • Improved Tabs - Currently if you wanted to browse through my 11.5 years worth of images, you would tear your hair out before reaching the last page. Every time you switch pages in a secondary tab either on profiles or in groups, you are taken back to the default tab. This needed to be fixed months ago.
    • Comments Sorting - I know that it maybe does make sense to show the newest comments first under journals and images, but it has always been a part of the culture of the community to try to be one of the first to comment. Currently, it makes the comment section a mess because it's like browsing Reddit by new posts... who does that? I would like to see comments either be changed back to the "oldest to newest" ordering or give the user the option to change the ordering.
    • Sponsor Chat - It's something that should be accessible to everyone, but you have to either stumble upon it or know the direct URL to find it as of now. Why not make the Sponsors tab at the top a drop down that contains the Sponsor Chat link? Easy Peasy. 
    • Smilies - There's no reason for these to have gone away. They were previously Sponsor only and now they don't exist. Just another perk taken away from Sponsors before the price was raised on Sponsorships.
    • Profile and Dashboard - These should be the same thing. Or, rather, the Dashboard should be part of your profile area. There's a lot of negative space under "Shows I Follow" on our profiles that can include the links to Popular Content and the rest. The "Dashboard" should be the Hub of the user experience with everything easily accessible from there. This includes my next point:
    • Notifications - Good lord these are a mess right now. When I click on the drop down at the top I'm only displayed the 5 newest notifications. Since this is the only place they appear besides the "Show All Notifications" area, it makes it very cumbersome finding the things some of us find important such as journal comments, mentions, and forum posts. Along with this Notifications currently only disappear when clicked on directly from the notification area. Something needs to happen to make these disappear when they are accessed in any way. Currently I receive two notifications if I follow something and I'm mentioned in the comment. I have to click on both links to clear them.
    • Suggestion for Notifications - Put them on our profiles. Not like the Dashboard, but just a list of what notifications we currently have right there either on the right side or in its own tab. What would be even greater is if you could breakdown the Users I Follow notifications with the username and everything I haven't read under that. Separate from this would be Journal comments, mentions, and forum posts. 
    • Forum improvement - I had different stuff posted before, so this isn't copied and pasted. I haven't been in the forums much over the last year or so, so someone else would need to give feedback on this. I know that when I hit "reply" it doesn't automatically put the cursor below the "in reply to" text and if I'm replying to multiple people, it puts the canned text above the previous one I replied to. I honestly think the whole comment box could be reworked.
    • Searching - Before we could search directly on any page of the site and it would perform a "live search" to find what we're looking for now. Currently, the search system is clunky and very slow. Worst of all, it takes you to a separate page to perform your search.
    • Mod Bank - C'mon... C'MON! You know you wanna. Just do it. It'll be fun.
    • Staff - Force the people who work for Rooster Teeth to act like they LIKE it here and to not constantly use it as advertisements to videos and everything else. It has to start there. If the staff would start posting here and linking things here from Twitter and Facebook and the others, we would probably have more activity. Instead all the new fans see interactions on the other sites and say "Why the hell should I go over there where none of the cool people are" and they miss out on the community. I no longer feel so harsh about this. Yeah, I still do think that the people who run this place should use this place, but it seems like Barbara is trying to make this better.

    Anyway, I think that's it for now. I really, really hope to see some of these implemented as I've talked myself out of canceling my sponsorship about 10 times since the new site design (I already cancelled because of the site design). I gotta see some of these improvements to keep giving you guys money. Before this site came up I was one of the people interviewed as to what I would like to see on this version of the website and I feel like my interview was shredded immediately. Now that I get another go at this, I really hope I'm heard.

    Thanks,

    A very, very concerned community member.

  • Day 230

    1 day ago

    SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

    I mowed my sister's lawn today and took some pictures of her flowers. 


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  • RT Box June 2017 Impressions

    1 day ago

    gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

    After a long delay, the June RT Box finally arrived yesterday.

    We were informed that it would be late, so let's move on to what was, and wasn't inside!


    Coming at ya is a vacation-themed box full of fun from mister Burnie Burns burnieHe loves traveling. If you didn't know that already. He signed off of the greeting card with, "off to the airport", which is incredibly plausible.


    So what's Burnie organised for us? Let's see...

    - one Funhaus souvenir-style shirt (gray)

    - one large packing cube and one smaller packing cube of the mock 'Burns Airlines' airline (blue)

    - one People Like Grapes shirt air freshener (purple, grape scented [DUH])

    - one Immersion protective phone pouch (clear)

    - a pack of Rooster Teeth postcards (red)

    - #5 of 12 of the Season 1 Rooster Teeth Gold Cards, featuring Camp Camp (about 20% were signed by the hard working campers, uh, I mean employees, that make that show)

    - one Steam code for Party Hard from tinyBuild Games


    As you may know, the Funhaus headquarters are in Los Angeles, CA, while Rooster Teeth is situated in Austin, TX. Burnie recommends Funhaus, California, as a great destination. He lost his platinum-plated headphones there and eventually got them back after faxing a form to the lost and found (faxing still is a thing?). But he says LA, not so much. Suck it, LA. This shirt has a nice design, it reminds me a bit of Grand Theft Auto for some reason. Maybe because Los Santos, but it's the font, too. I'd say this shirt material is a bit thicker than the previous shirts; it is a different brand than before. Nicely printed too. This brings us up two two Funhaus shirts thus far in the DG experience.


    These packing cubes are one of Burnie's favourite packing tools. You put your crap in them to keep your suitcase organised and are great for efficiency, apparently. I barely travel with significant baggage but I'm sure these'll help next time I do. There's a large one with the decal on it, and inside was a smaller one, which doesn't have a decal. They don't seem to be expensive quality, but hey, they're just organisers.


    Now a very cute and nice smelling idea is an air freshener. And by that I mean, this grape air freshener is a great gag. Just like the real shirt, this thing matches it, but it's cardboard and smells way better. It's your classic grape scent. I don't know how to describe it other than it's basically grape Hubba Bubba bubblegum. If you ever got a whiff of that stuff. I went to put it in my car, as I was going to go to the supermarket, but my car battery was d e a d. So much for that!


    Now, I've held out on pictures on this post because I want to use them to explain the next item. This is a plastic pouch for keeping your phone dry in the water.


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    Look at that cute lil' Burnie! It has his emoji face burnieYes, it's intended for you to take it in water. Now, since that concept means no water gets in, you can take it in chlorinated pools; waterproof/resistant phones do not recommend chlorinated water immersion as it deteriorates the waterproof seals. If you want to have your phone with you, that is. Now, since Burnie, in classic Immersion style said it "protects your phone upon Immersion in water... or does it?", I had to test it. I'm sure that they wouldn't have included it if it didn't work, but I TESTED IT ANYWAY! That's what I'm here for.

    Here's how it works. The pouch has three, yes, three zip locks at the opening, which then fold over each other, then get Velcro'd. That adds another layer of protection. It also has a cord to keep it attached to yourself.

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    I tested it with my waterproof phone, because ya never know...

    As you can see, it's in my sink. The water level is visible on my thumb so you know it's immersed. The material its made of pressed a bunch of things on my screen, so that's...that. It's not made to be used in the pouch. It tried to apply a theme to my phone. P.S. sorry for the drop in quality of the photos; my phone is my camera. I used my tablet for this process, and boy that's a hard thing to hold with one hand.


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    When I removed it, I dried it off on the outside to check for any water that might have got in.


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    TA DA! No water got in. If it looks like it, trust me, that water is on the outside. My phone was just as dry as when it went in. My phone is one of those that can't be guaranteed to stay waterproof if it's taken in chlorinated water, since it has a rubber seal on the SIM port. So this would help if the situation ever arose. I guess if you went to a public pool and had nowhere to put your phone without it getting stolen? There's a couple more photos of this process in my pictures album if you're interested. They're labeled with numbers so you know the order they were took in.


    Next, some postcards. Look, this is a cute idea. You don't have to buy one if you're traveling. I've never done it, but I've never gone anywhere of interest for any amount of time, so I've never used one. If I ever go somewhere, I guarantee these are comin' with me. Gotta use them somehow, right?


    And, as usual, one Rooster Teeth Gold Card. Camp Camp gets its own this month. I love the art on this one. Mine is signed! It looks like Jordan's signature to me, but feel free to tell me if I'm wrong. The card gives a shoutout to the little asshole camper that is a mock of Hitler. Man, that show and its edgy shit, I love it. Ratings are, Activities: 10; Leadership: 2; Platypus: 1.

    Muack.


    Lastly, the award winning game Party Hard is included. I've never played this game, but I've watched a few Let's Plays of it. It never garnered my attention like some games do, and I still haven't gotten around to playing most of the games I get from these boxes. Sigh. This reminded me that way back in May, after I'd gotten my RT Box, I got an email with a Steam code for Mr. Shifty, also from tinyBuild Games. Guess I better go add that to the May post.


    Now, for what wasn't inside. The pin.

    We were also prewarned that the pin may not have been ready for shipment with the June box. Turns out that was true, and it's not here. Rest assured, the Greetings From Stage 5 pin will be sent to us separately, or be in July's box. It has a little picture of what it's meant to look like. Basically the stage 5 sign on the outside of the hanger, just like the real thing.

    EDIT 19th August 2017: 

    The pin came in July's RT Box, all shiny and new. This one is a bit larger and heavier than the previous ones.2028650-1503145736394-DSC_1008.JPG


    That about wraps it up. Tune in next time to see that stage 5 pin in action. And of course the July RT Box contents.


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    As always, you can take a look at all this stuff again or anything that's not here in my images > RT Box [insert month/year] album. Everything's there (except the pin, but there's the 'here's what it's meant to look like card').


    By the time the July box arrives, I'll be 22 years old. What is my life?

    Until we meet again...

  • The Defenders

    1 day ago

    mattyou Kingdom Hearts freak

    I've finished watching it. Its good I really liked the back and forth between the main defenders. The secondary characters where kinda just there for their defenders to talk too most of them don't do very much. Which I liked cause it would have taken to much of the focus away from the Defenders in its short 8 episode season.

    I really liked the villains in this too and their goings on. One of them is a little weird in the fact that I have no clue what his/her motivations where for everything (Trying not to spoil things). But all and all an other good Marvel show from Netflix.

    I rank the Netflix shows like this now

    1. Daredevil S1

    2. Daredevil S2

    3.Jessica Jones

    4.Defenders

    5.Iron Fist

    6.Luke Cage

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    Also same day as Defenders came out Netflix dropped a trailer for the Punisher. 

    And It looks radd as hell.


  • Fuck...

    18 hours ago

    ninjacake Senzu Bean!!!

    I think I had a  bad date but she agreed to a second one so that's good I guess? This is the same girl I wrote a journal about around a month ago. Fucking around is one thing but I turn into an idiot when I actually like someone. I think I left my game in a box somewhere and I need to find where I put it. Loss for words both here and on the date.


    Fuck!

  • Fish news!

    1 day ago

    Caszie Fishy Queen

    Remember that time, like a year ago, when I started working at that local exotics shop? The one dealing primarily in fish and the such? And I was SUPER excited because it was a dream come true and I was just so happy to be there?


    I'm THE manager now. The only person above me is the owner. 

    How fucked is that.


    We started calling me Fishy Queen as a joke and now I am the literal Queen of Fish.

    I have actual clients who come in and request MY help on THEIR aquariums. 


    I'm so happy I exist in this life 

    <3 <3 <3

  • RT Box July 2017 Impressions

    1 day ago

    gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

    Well well well, fancy seeing you here! I've since turned 22 between last month's RT Box, and I'm even lazier and tired. So forgive me for the slight delay if you saw I promised to post this afternoon, who would've thought I slept till 16:00. It's 22:30 now so take that as you will, and then forget about it because right below are some DG goods!


    This month's RT Box is school themed once again; particularly University, from our favourite cheese-master Gus Sorolagus He tells the riveting tale of how he had no clue what his future held for him as a boy. He went to college hoping to "make out with someone, and get really good grades". Alas, one year later, he gave up and departed. Ending up in Austin, he met Burnie and Geoff!  burniegeoff The rest is history.


    What's in the curriculum this month? Check it:

    - one Rooster Teeth Media Club shirt (white)

    - one Double Gold patch (gold stars for you!)

    - one RWBY Beacon Academy pin

    - one Achievement Hunter pennant (black and green of course)

    - one bottle opener, shaped like Michael Jones mid-rage-quit michael

    - one reusable 'solo cup' (red)

    - #6 of 12 of the Season 1 Rooster Teeth Gold Cards, featuring Funhaus (20% were signed by the residents of the haus of fun)


    Have at this shirt! This design reminds me of way back when I got my first DG shirt. The designs are similar to me. I'm talking about the black DG cinema shirt, if you're wondering.


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    This one particularly is college-y to me. Clubs just scream "teenagers trying to make friends". FYI, I joined clubs at university in my first year. One was the Psychology society, and the other was the anime club. I paid 5 bucks for nothing to join that one, and I think I paid 50 for the psych one. Let's just say they and my degree were probably a waste of money :')

    ANYWAY, another white shirt, I don't own many white shirts because I always ruin them. I got hot chocolate on the Camp Camp one but luckily it came out, so I'll be more careful with this one. My favourite part of this is the rooster and the chattering teeth.


    The Double Gold patch is cute. One day I'll have to get something I can put patches on. Apparently you put patches on letterman jackets? Gus told me I'm peaking now I have it, but ya know, I have to be peaking in some way or form to be able to get it in the first place.


    The next two items invoke school spirit, according to the note.

    The RWBY pin (and June's stage 5 pin) are a bit bigger than the last few. This one is gold and displays the Beacon Academy logo in all its axe-glory.


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    As a fan of the show, I think this one is really neat. I would advocate for each training academy to have a pin, or maybe the combined logos that were used for the Vytal festival would be awesome. I'd also totally like the emblems of characters as pins. As usual, the pin quality is great.


    There's a pennant flag that tells me to Achieve. I already did (I consider graduating my greatest achievement), but thanks, Rooster Teeth! Encouraging as always. Unfortunately the fabric slip that allows you to attach it to a stick or whatever is not sewn on properly on mine, and it took about 4 seconds for it to unravel. I stopped it going too far down and it's probably an easy fix, but still annoying (not that I will be using it like that). Otherwise, it's good quality. It looks like felt with a hard foam front that gives a great clarity of print. The design will endure decades of scrutiny. Good wall hanger.


    Here's the second weirdest item to have appeared in the boxes:


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    This is much more useful than the sunglasses with some eyes on them, but still, kind of "WTF". I can see how it works, obviously, as Rage Quit Michael is something to be feared. Gus describes the bottle opener as Michael's "gaping maw" and that's about as accurate as it gets. Personally I'm not quite sure what the red and blue dots that are attached to his palms are, but whatever. It's a novelty item for sure. To be honest with you, I much prefer responsible dad Michael that he's turned into (adorable).


    It's been a little while since we got a cup, but here we go again, it's a cup! This one is akin to the Theater mode travel mug (but that one was insulated). A red solo cup design with a nice little graphic on the front that is "so legit". I'll trust you on that one, Gus. I tested the lid on, and with the mouth/drinkhole covered, almost no water comes out. At angles the leak is more apparent. The lid just pops on and off, but it is well sealed around the edges. The leak stems from the open/close of the drinkhole design (you can take a look in the image album if you're curious).


    Then lastly, the Double Gold card. Funhaus trails as the fourth card behind AH, but retains its glory. I did not get a signature. The art is all of them fighting in a ring. Forgive my knowledge of who's who, but I can guess (kinda). There's James in his Angel costume punching out someone(?), Elyse is ready to kick some ass, looks like Bruce is behind her(?), Adam down on the right. Now I'm just wondering if it's Lawrence on the bottom left, since I don't recall or know who the other one is. Feel free to correct me on any of that. I'm assuming these are their costumes they made on the WWE game? Their ratings on the back are, Strength: 9; Facial hair: 8; Peakes: 1. If there's one Peake then one of the people on the card is him?


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    Well, we've come to the end of the road and are graduating on to something else. That being me saying toodleoo for now. Here's the class photo:


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    As always, you can take a look at all this stuff again or anything that's not here in my images > RT Box [insert month/year] album. 


    TOODLEOO Y'ALL

  • Day 231

    2 hours ago

    SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

    Looks like this is flower week...


    Here's an orange gladiola

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  • Day 1325: I wrote a lot today...

    1 day ago

    topham DHYB

    I headed to the library this morning having spent a while working on some things in Diablo 3, and trying to get some semblance of coherent thoughts before I got to the library. I decided to not listen to a podcast while driving and instead listen to music so that I have no voices floating around while I'm trying to focus. 


    I got to the library and picked up 7 books, and found a table to work at, and got myself setup. I planned out what I wanted to write for the day, and started using the books I'd gathered to inform my opinions. I began writing, having assessed where I was in terms of progress, which revealed I was at about 1200 words, though I suspected and hoped it was closer to 1500. I realised I needed to get a lot of work done, so I got my head down and worked on as many sections as I felt like I could handle and decided what I was going to focus on tomorrow. 


    I managed to crack out 1300 words today, to round out to 2500 words, which in one day I've put more words to paper than I have in the past 9 days. It's been a good day in that aspect. 

    I then headed to the shop to pick up a few things and then back home, where I proceeded to play a whole bunch of Diablo and a little bit of Final Fantasy X. I managed to completed the cactuar side quest, and then headed to the Thunder Plains to practice my dodging. Once I got first two dodges done, I managed to get 70 done in a row. That's great, and it was good, but I need 200 in a row, and I know that's going to be a pain. I just need to keep track of it, but it seems very do-able, though it was the thing I was dreading the most. 


    Anyway, have an excellent day! You're all my favourites! 


    Peace -x-

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