Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

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    • Taking a step back

      2 months ago

      Joe Eighty7/RT Radio

      Every once in a while you need to take a step back from a project to refresh yourself or get a clearer picture of what's going on with it. That is where I am with RT Radio right now. I need to take a step back, refresh myself and decide what to do in the future with the group.


      Now is the perfect time to do that after the other admins and I agreed that the Thursday show should come to an end. I hosted almost every Thursday show. That's over 100 weeks. I also used to do a Friday set every week from when we got chat back until we got autoplay. I've been running the group for 3 ½ years and honestly I've burnt out. I need to take a break from it and not think about chat numbers, music choices and scheduling for a while.


      That's not to say I haven't enjoyed it, I have. I've loved it. It's been unbelievably fun. RT Radio was where I first started making connection to the community and where I made friends that I still have today. It's going to be weird not hosting, it's been such a fixed point in my week for so long.


      I'll still occasionally pop into the shows and still do the SOTD picks for a couple of days of the week, but for the time being that will be my only involvement.

    • Follow Up on Tuesday Night Game Night

      2 months ago

      Joe Eighty7/RT Radio

      What a difference a week makes.


      Format improved. Technical issues? Pfff. A distant memory.


      I thought last week that this was a show perfectly suited for Jack and Tyler. All you had to do was watch the Day of Doom stream to see a) how well they work together b) how well the do on commentary and c) how they can vamp and it not to be utter nonsense. So I think it was a really good decision to make that happen this week.


      The new camera setup for gaming works so much better. You can clearly identify the teams footage and the players which is exactly what you want from an entertainment/e-sports show.


      Huge props to Patrick and the Broadcast team for identifying issues and improving from week 1 to 2. It shows what a talented group work it that department.

    • Some thoughts on Tuesday Night Game Fight

      2 months ago

      Joe Eighty7/RT Radio

      I like the idea of TNGF, cant stress that enough, it’s a fun and when the likes of Michael get involved I can see it getting very VERY silly. But I think it needs some work. Some things I put down to first show teething problems, others might be deeper issues


      Here’s what I would change right off the bat:

      1. Microphone use in general. By that I mean, audio was a bit all over the shop. For example, going back to Tyler and Joel and the performers are still loud on mic just having conversations. Joel + handheld mic is asking for crap audio. If you can't use lavs/headset for everyone then only have handhelds for interviews. I can put that down to teething though.


      2. Camera use. Supposed to be hard camera of ‘ref’ but it’s blocked by the jib. That’s is really baaaaaad. Other camera use not ideal, some very strange choices during competition. The best view was the gameplay and facecam setup. Of course cut back to the personalities doing their thing but from a gaming standpoint, that’s what I’d do.


      3. Distractions. This might be me, but if there’s going to be distractions I’d prefer them to just be from the ‘coaches’ i.e. the personalities representing each team. I use Michael as an example again, having him rage on you or the opposition is going to be much more entertaining AND distracting than have bread buns thrown by the audience.


      I think the general note is everything just need tightening from technical to presenting. The show has potential, it just needs a bit more work.


      But hey, just my opinion and you really don’t have to agree on it. What do you think of TNGF?

    • My Dumb Guide to Being an RTX Attendee

      4 months ago

      Joe Eighty7/RT Radio

      Hey hey! Originally wrote this for last year for the BIGBITE website (which has now gone the way of the Dodo so I'm reposting it here). I've attended 3 RTX weekends in Austin so have a little bit of experience with the best few days of the year for RT fans. But anyway, here it is. Enjoy and ignore :D


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      QUEUING

      Welcome to the worst and sometime best part of conventions. Queuing. If you want to be in one of the big panels (RT Podcast, RWBY, Dude Soup etc) you will be in queue for a long time.

       
      First things first, be patient. It’s hard but there is literally nothing you can do about it so stay strong, and try not to get frustrated. 
       
      Secondly, there are, literally, hundreds of people around you all there because of Rooster Teeth. They’re all part of the same community. Use this opportunity to make some friends! You will see games of Cards Against Humanity and Superfight breakout, join in.
       
      If you’re not one for the card games or want to take a breather from the pace of the convention, make sure you have something to entertain yourself be that music, podcasts or books. You will need something to help pass the time.


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      SHOWER

      Newsflash - it’s hot is Texas. You’re going to sweat. Shower every morning.
       
      Nobody wants to stand next to someone in a 2hr line who stinks. When you get pictures with all your favourite Rooster Teeth personalities, you don’t want to be remembered as the really smelly person. Shower every morning.
       
      Use an antiperspirant. Antiperspirants are designed to control sweating and body odour. Body sprays are not.

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      HYDRATION

      As we know Texas is hot. Drink water.
       
      Of course you’re in Austin to have fun which may mean being out drinking some of the local beers or you may just drink a lot of soda. Don’t forget it’s very hot and you have to stay hydrated. You can buy bottled water in the convention centre, but prices will be higher there so it’s best to bring water with you if you’re trying to save a few dollars.
       
      Because of the heat you will be drinking more than your usual fluid intake so make sure you’re prepared for that.

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      ANTI-BACTERIAL

      You don’t want post con-flu. It’s horrible and you just don’t want it. You can’t just combat this after RTX finishes, it’s a constant battle. You will be opening doors, wiping the sweat out of your face, shaking hands, sitting on the floor, clutching controls that thousands of other have used. Wash your hands as often as you can.
       
      Anti-bacterial hand sanitiser is your friend. Embrace it. Make sure you keep some on you all day at the convention centre and use it regularly.

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      CHARGING

      We’re alway using our electronic devices. Be that your phone, tablet or 3DS. And guess what? The batteries suck on them. The last thing you want is to get to your signing and not be able to get a picture because your phone has run out of power. Invest in a charging pack. You may be thinking now “It’ll be fine, I’ll hardly ever use my phone”. You’re wrong. You’ll use it in lines, you’ll use it to check the RTX app, you’ll use it when you bump into someone and want a quick photo. It’ll be in almost constant use.
       
      Get a charging pack and put it in your bag. You will at some point of the 3 days be very thankful that you brought it.


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      STAY CONNECTED

      The RTX app is a must have for the weekend. You can plan your panels, see what’s happening on the main stage and stay on top of any changes that might happen through the weekend.
       
      A feature from last year that was incredibly useful is @RTXLines. Follow this twitter account for all information about the lines around RTX. Has the RWBY panel line been capped? This account will tell you. The best way to stay on top of it will be to set notifications for when they tweet out. But remember, due to the huge amount of people who will be using data in and around the convention centre, you might find your connection a little sluggish. Explore setting up text alerts which should stay clear of the data lag.

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      SHOES

      You’re going to be on your feet a lot. Be that walking around the convention floor, between panel rooms, between convention centre and the hotels or just standing in line. You have to look after your feet or by the time you’re roll back to where you’re staying on Friday night all you’ll have is swollen and blistered misery - no good for anything.
       
      Comfortable and supportive shoes are a must. And don’t just think you can buy a brand new pair of shoes and throw them on for the first time on the morning of RTX. That’s not going to work. Break in your shoes before the convention.
       
      If you’re cosplaying take a pair of shoes to change into, you will NOT want to be in those beautifully crafted boots all day.
       
      You may be unlucky so a supply of blister plasters would be worthwhile in your RTX packing.


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      GUARDIANS

      The RTX Guardians are heroes. They’re volunteers and they’re members of our community. They work exceptionally hard and are constantly trying to make your experience at RTX better. If they tell you the line is capped, don’t argue, accept it. If they ask you to move from where you’re standing, there is a reason, please do it.

    • Five!

      4 months ago

      Joe Eighty7/RT Radio

      So today marks my 5th anniversary on the site and more importantly a member of the community. Yay!


      To mark this year, I went on twitter and threw out a request for questions you'd ask a community member if you wanted to find out their connections with RT. I got a few responses so heeeeeere we go:


      How did you discover Rooster Teeth?

      A classic. Stumbled across RvB on YouTube, watched all the episodes available, came to the site caught up completely (which at the time was the trailer for season 9). I watched S9 as a non-member and signed up the following year so I could watch S10 episodes early.


      Are there any groups that you're an active member of/ like to visit?

      Yeah. There's this one group, RT Radio, you might have heard of it. It's pretty awesome.


      Who's your favourite community member?

      Gaaaaaaaaaaaah. That's so hard. Ok. There are some amazing people who I've been lucky enough to become friends with, I can't name just one so @dizzyblinker @Smilerbull @Billieeva @LiamRolo @LadyOddDuck - congrats.


      Who's your favourite staff member?

      Errrrrrrrr Miles? Miles. Yeah Miles. He's ridiculous and inspired me to push on with my writing.


      Achievement Hunter or Funhaus?

      Sorry Funhaus, it's Achievement Hunter all day long. Love those guys. They make me laugh constantly and have done for years.


      Favourite character from any show?

      Max from Camp Camp. He's so much fun. A malevolent genius.


      Thanks to @MauriceV and @Tudor for the questions.


      So yeah, happy anniversary to me.

    • Having Long Hair

      4 months ago

      Joe Eighty7/RT Radio

      I've recently had some freelance work and one of the other members of the crew asked me why I have long hair. This comes up now and again and while I'm thinking "why does it matter that I have long hair?" manners demands I at least give some response, so here it is:

      1) I think I look good with long hair

      2) A good haircut is expensive

      3) Having to put product in your hair to make the perfect quiff is annoying and take a lot of time and will invariably look slightly/very disheveled by the end of the day

      4) Having the option to tie it back or leave it loose depending on my mood is nice, especially when my mood can change dozens of times a day

      5) Me with short hair doesn't feel like me

    • Why I believe the RTUK Community group is broken

      8 months ago

      Joe Eighty7/RT Radio

      Let me preface this with stating a few facts. I have no involvement in running RTUK. I have no intention of getting involved with running RTUK. I am very much on the outskirts of the group in general. I am good friends with Craig. This is my opinion and you can take it or leave it, but please respect it.

      I believe RTUK is broken. In essence I believe the people who run the group are no longer running it in a way that represents the community. Let’s go through my history with the group.

      First off I joined the site back in 2012, I had no idea about RTUK (RvB UK as it was back then) until maybe a year into being a part of the community. This is because the group weren’t particularly active on the site. I finally found out about the yearly event they did in Leicester, only because I wrote a journal saying there should be some sort of big UK event (thinking “maybe I could do that?”) and got a reply telling me about it. I replied saying it doesn’t seem very active and was told “it will when it’s nearer the event”. I was left with the impression that it wasn’t a very active group and left it at that.

      By the end of 2013 I was pretty active in the community with RT Radio and I made friends with some people from around the UK. In 2014 I went to my first RTX, there was a meetup of UK people and it was not done through the community group. Later that year I went up to Inverness for a RT Scotland meetup. I was curious about RT Scotland because I thought to myself “If there’s an RvB UK group are RT Scotland part of that or a separate entity?”. I was told of an interaction between the 2 people who ran the groups at the time (bare in mind this is one side of the story, but this is what I was told) UK wanted Scotland to be part of the UK group. Scotland would cease to be and the leader of Scotland would become “the UK rep for Scotland”. I felt that was a case of “Hey, Scotland you’re doing a good job and making us look shitty because we’re really inactive, so join us and make us look good”. I didn’t like that. Over this period I tried on and off to keep up-to-date with what was happening in the UK community. I found this hard because the RvB UK twitter account was used as a personal account as well as a community account. I believe this is a key failure in community groups. It makes it about the individual, not the group. I’ll come back to this later.


      I’d like to state again that these are just my opinions.


      Now, in 2015 there was a change in RvB UK. Firstly, they changed who ran the group. Secondly, there was the switch to RTUK. Thirdly, the twitter account was no longer used as a personal account. And finally, it was welcoming.


      That’s the key point. Welcoming. A community group should, above all, be welcoming. It can have faults (all community groups do), but by being welcoming you’re starting on the right foot with the members and creating a good environment to grow. I noticed more and more activity from the group. They organised in a really nice way with ambassadors for different areas of the country to help organise local events and welcome members in their areas. They created sub groups for gaming and cosplay. Basically, they became A COMMUNITY.


      After the yearly event in Leicester in 2016, things changed. This time for the worse. The person who had been organising the community for the last year was ousted and a committee of select individuals took over running the group. It was a bad move. I am sure there are more issues than those I’m choosing to highlight but these are the ones I want to concentrate on. Firstly, they abandoned the Facebook group with 3000+ members to start a new one which the called the ‘official group’. The new group has a couple of hundred members, the old has 3000+. See the difference? Now here’s the big thing for me, the Facebook group was the hub of the community. Events, fan art, reaction to videos, random posts, conversation starters. It all happened on that Facebook group. Then it was no longer the ‘official’ channel. So what happens? It’s left to it’s own devices of course. It’s still very active but it no longer has the care, attention and moderation a feed like that needs. The community was abandoned.


      Secondly, last week, the committee decided that all the ambassadors would have that position taken away without notice and they’d open applications for new ambassadors. Now, I can understand having to replace ambassadors. Maybe, they’re not doing a good job or they can’t dedicate the time anymore, these things happen and so a small turnaround in ambassadors makes sense. Replacing all of them in one big lump makes very little sense to me, not informing those members is down right disrespectful. These people are VOLUNTEERS. They don’t get paid. They dedicate their free time to help in the community they love. My second issue here is the taking applications part. Like I just said, these people are volunteers and members of the community. This is not a company filling positions. If you need new more people to help, you ASK your community.


      I said earlier about the individual vs the community, here’s where that comes back in. To me, it seems that members of the committee no longer see this as a community but rather a vehicle to reach their own goals. This position has led to the abandonment of the community I mentioned. I think it has also let poor attitudes go unchecked, and led to some less than savoury comments about RT’s coming RTX announcement that were seen earlier. It’s called community MANAGEMENT for a reason. The community needs to be managed!


      You may be wondering at this point (if you’re still actually reading that is) why I haven’t mentioned names. Well mostly it’s because I’m doing this on my own back and if people don’t want to be mentioned then I shouldn’t put them in that position. I will though mention someone, and that’s Craig. He was the guy that helped change RTUK for the better. He’s the one who made the community a welcoming place. That video of Burnie that lots are sharing again of the ‘Maybe…maybe? Maybe” for a UK RTX? That was Craig who got that. Craig poured his heart into the community and every single day I see how much it’s hurt him being pushed out.


      Finally, I run a community group, generally, I do an ok job. I would never say I’m without fault when with the way I run the group. I’m sure Craig had his faults with the way he ran the group, but in his case the positives way outweigh those faults. In the way the committee run the group, the negatives seriously outweigh the positives.


      That’s all I have to say, so I’ll sign off with saying once again, these are my opinions and observations, feel free to disagree with them but please respect them.

    • When is a community not a community?

      10 months ago

      Joe Eighty7/RT Radio

      From my point of view, when there is a lack of conversation.


      I believe there is a lack of conversation between this community and Rooster Teeth. I fear they are no longer in touch with what is happening in the community.


      Here are some examples:

      Secret Santa

      RT launched their own Secret Santa scheme yesterday. That's all well and good but if they had been paying attention to what has been happening in the community they would have realised that a community group has been doing that for years.


      What they should have done is promote that group, worked WITH the community so that more people can get involved.

      Fanart Friday
      This has been running through Becca's Rooster Teeth Poppycock group with conjunction with BIBGITE. That's all well and good (even with BIGBITE's activity dropping significantly) but with neither RT or BIGBITE promoting it, it's not engaging with the community.

      The Website
      The site continues to be a cause for frustration for many. Forums for one. I don't use forums generally speaking but those who do (like @Metasponge) do. The fact that forum admins still don't have the power to be admins is inexcusable. How are groups meant to function when members have to re-follow them to get updates? It's idiotic. Apps shouldn't be launching with broken features (i.e. Live stream).


      The long and short of it is, it's sloppy and disappointing on every level.


      But hey. That's just my opinion.

    • Evv asked Joe a question

      Will you be doing anything for RT Extra Life?

      Answered: Oct 11, 2016

      Yes, we're planning to go the whole 25hrs on the community stream weekend

    • Grateful

      1 year ago

      Joe Eighty7/RT Radio

      Grateful. There are many moments in life I am grateful for. I am grateful for the moment I got into my secondary school. I'm grateful for the chance to travel to Mongolia. I'm grateful for the moment I stood up to a teacher who was, to all intense and purposes bullying me. I'm grateful that I was able to move to London at 19. I am grateful for the experiences I had at CSSD. I am grateful that I realised that even though I love it, theatre was not the right career for me. I am grateful for being chosen to represent my country and the city I live in as a volunteer for the London 2012 Olympic Games.


      I'm grateful that one day in 2011 I stumbled across Red vs Blue on YouTube. I'm grateful that I chose to join this site. I am grateful for discovering a deeper love for gaming than I realised I had. I am grateful for being able to be the nerdy, geeky guy that my teen years didn't allow for. I am grateful for a single tweet from Caiti that introduced me to so many wonderful people in this community. I am grateful for the 3 summers I've headed over to Austin for the best weeks of each year.


      I am grateful for the unbelievably supportive parents I am lucky enough to have. I am grateful for all my friends over the years. I am grateful for the friends I have now, even though they are spread around the world. I am grateful for you.


      I am grateful.

  • Comments (142)

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

      8 months ago

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      You make my heart sing. Happy Valentine's Day!

      This comment brought to you by Warm Fuzzies. Join the fun!

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

      9 months ago

      Happy FU Day dude!!

    • LCPeter

      9 months ago

      Yes Happy FU Day!!

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

      9 months ago

      Happy FU Day!

    • Audrey Spread The Love!

      1 year ago

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      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        1 year ago

        Awwww <3

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

      1 year ago

      Happy Valentine's Day to my favorite RT Community DJ!

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      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        1 year ago

        <3

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

      1 year ago

      Adam has re-installed chat to the RT Radio group. I don't know how actually working the chat and its embeds goes anymore, but all the RT Radio faithful at least have a place to go back to here on RT to at the very least share some good tunes.

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        1 year ago

        Yeah I just saw the message from him. It's awesome news

    • Armor3dXombi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Munchies

      2 years ago

      So I can't see anything from the RT Radio page and was wondering when and where the RT Radio meet-up is during RTX?

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

      2 years ago

      Hello from the beta-y future!

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

      2 years ago

      So after all the RTXUK forum and whatsapp talk, meetups and rt radio, I still don't have you as a friend on here smiley6.gif let us correct this now!

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

      2 years ago

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      Here's your reminder to pick up your dozen if you haven't already smiley0.gif

      Hope you're feeling better!

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

        Thanks! I will celebrate or despair with Krispy Kreme :p

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

        2 years ago

        Or if it goes well, too? Best of luck on your interview!

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

        I didn't get them. Maybe Thursday after my job interview...if it goes badly

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

      2 years ago

      Happy Valentine's Day, Joe. It has been fantastic getting to know you these past few months. You do an incredible job with RT Radio. It's one of my favorite groups/events on the site. I'm so glad we've met!

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      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

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

      2 years ago

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      Thank you for bringing constant entertainment to the community with RT Radio! You are an absolutely amazing dude and I'm glad we became friends! Stay awesome! smiley8.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley13.gif

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

        Love you too man smiley12.gif

    • Audrey Spread The Love!

      2 years ago

      The RT Radio hangout is one of my favorite memories from RTX 2014. You're coming again this year, right? I want to say howdy again!!! But yeah. You're awesome. I didn't really have an exit strategy for this Warm Fuzzy. *presses EJECT button*
      Spread the love with Warm Fuzzies of your own today!

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

        I'm in Austin for 3 1/2 weeks because I'm insane apparently. Also, watch last weeks RT Radio News vid

      • Audrey Spread The Love!

        2 years ago

        AWESOME. smiley0.gif

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

        Thanks love! I'll be there and this time RT Radio might be going big...

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

      2 years ago

      Hey man!

      Thanks for keeping RT Radio going, I look forward to it every week and thanks for advancing it to where it is now. Other things too (I might have been writing for an hour and a half at this point)

      Have a wonderful day! <3

    • sammy1cat Crazycatlady

      2 years ago

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      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

        awwwwwwww that's nice smiley0.gifsmiley12.gif

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

      2 years ago

      I did not get any planes walkers in the Fat pack, but I did get 3 mythic rates which were excellent =) Just thought I'd clear that up.

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        2 years ago

        Thanks mate!

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

      2 years ago

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      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

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

      2 years ago

      <3

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

      3 years ago

      RT Radio is a place to relax when I can sadly remember to visit and hear music I would not normally listen to or think I would enjoy. And sometimes I don't, and sometimes I do so it's great to have that opportunity.

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

      3 years ago

      RT Radio is a place you can relax, listen to great music, hear new music, share in a awesome atmosphere and meet amazing people. I stumbled across it randomly one night when I was a bit down, instantly picked up! Everyone was so friendly. After one night I was determined to keep coming back.

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

      3 years ago

      RT Radio is awesome because for me it comes on as I am finishing working on Fridays. It gives me that last little push to get me to the weekend. I like the variety of music that we get with the guest DJs. It's way better than listening to the same stuff on my phone or the local radio station. Not to mention the people in the chat are a lot of fun to talk to and read conversations from.

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

      3 years ago

      I love RT Radio as it was the first place I could really go to interact with the community, and discovering new music was a bonus. And after getting the chance to guest DJ I felt like I had really become a part of the community and I felt like, after some initial troubles, I was starting to belong. That's why its awesome. For making people have fun, interact and feel like part of the community.

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

      3 years ago

      Why do I think RT Radio is awesome. Well that's easy. Good music, nice people and a bit of banter. But seriously I didn't really do anything in the community until I joined RT Radio and now I try to be more active and do more and more.
      Simply it's a grate gateway into the community.
      Congratulations on the 1 year.

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

        3 years ago

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    • Hunter04 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hunt

      3 years ago

      I love RT Radio because while it's a great way to interact with staff and other community members, it also let's us see what kind of music each other is into. Plus RT Radio can either resurface our love for old songs or create new love and appreciation for other songs. Even more so, I can listen to songs that I would have never even known existed or I even gave a chance if I didn't use RT Radio.

    • Armor3dXombi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Munchies

      3 years ago

      Why do I love RT Radio? Well, because I love to the know what other people's taste in music are. I have found some awesome music through this group and at the same time, stuff that isn't my fancy. haha But I still love coming to this group every week. It's an escape for me and also a way to vent sometimes when my day's have been utter shit. I have met and befriended some awesome people through RT Radio. I only got to meet one person from the group this past RTX but I plan to meet more next year. I can't wait to see how this group grows and what other guest DJs come by. This has been the best group's I've ever been a part of. smiley12.gifsmiley0.gif

    • Stephen

      3 years ago

      Hey Joe, I don't know if it's your thing but my band will be supporting Knotslip - a tribute to Slipknot - on the 12th October at the O2 Islington Academy. It'd be great to meet you finally.

      • Stephen

        3 years ago

        Ah you'd hate my band then. I assumed with the metal basses etc. :)

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        Slipknots really not my thing I'm afraid mate! But I should hopefully be at MCM

    • Stilton

      3 years ago

      What does one have to do to be on one of your podcasts?

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        We're pretty much set with who's on the regular podcast these days. The other podcast we do are a bit more open.

    • Audrey Spread The Love!

      3 years ago

      TJ will just randomly quote you from our RT Radio hangout. Also, he's determined we need to hang out will more British people.

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        I'm pretty happy now :p

        Post edited 7/10/14 12:18PM

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

      3 years ago

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      ...just sayin'

      Post edited 6/23/14 2:51PM

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

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

        3 years ago

        HAH Yesssss! Good tiiiiimes! smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        #InJokes #RomanticPenis YEAH I'M BRINGING IT BACK!!

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

        3 years ago

        *HUGS FOREVER*

        You better find that £1 shirt hahaha smiley6.gif

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

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        ...too much?

    • sammy1cat Crazycatlady

      3 years ago

      POOL PARTY!! BAD INFLUENCES!! DRUNK DANCING!! BEER DRINKING!! BAD FLIRTING RTX 2014 smiley0.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley13.gif

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

      3 years ago

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      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

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    • RJD112

      3 years ago

      I'm back again to tell you that you're dreamy.

      ...I'll just go now. smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        Errrr. Errrr. Errrr. SMOKE BOMB! *run away*

      • RJD112

        3 years ago

        Choose, Joe. Choose...

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

        3 years ago

        HAHA RICHARD HE LOVES ME MORE.

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        I'm not used to all this affection! smiley12.gif

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

      3 years ago

      I'm back again to tell you that you're dreamy.

      ...I'll just go now. smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

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

        3 years ago

        You are the love of my life. You know this.
        I need to tell you this all the time all the ways. smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley12.gif

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        See. This is why I love you smiley12.gifsmiley0.gif

    • Audrey Spread The Love!

      3 years ago

      DUDE. YOU GOT TO GO TO THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS? BLOODY HELL!

      • Audrey Spread The Love!

        3 years ago

        Lucky duck.

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        YEAH! I was a Games Maker (one of the volunteers) :D

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

      3 years ago

      Just wanted to stop by and tell you that you're awesome. smiley1.gifsmiley12.gif
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      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        Awww smiley0.gifsmiley12.gif What a lovely way to start the day. You're the best!
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    • ailsarocks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Community Stylist

      3 years ago

      Hey, sorry I couldn't hang out more in your 24hr stream, I hope you had fun and got to chat with lots of lovely people!
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      Oh, and I hope you got plenty sleep after too! smiley0.gif

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        Thanks for dropping in love, yeah it was fine. Struggling haven't actually been able to sleep for more than an 1hr before being wide awake ._.

        Hope you're feeling better smiley12.gif

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

      3 years ago

      Hey, man. Thanks for being a part of the group who I chat with every Friday on RT Radio!

    • theBreen

      3 years ago

      Man, you're part of a few people who, with RT Radio, have made me feel genuinely included in a community which I now love interacting with. Thank you. You also have an awesome taste in music and your 24-hour stream was such an awesome thing to do, applaud you for it!
      Don't forget to spread your own love!

      Post edited 2/14/14 2:16PM

    • Audrey Spread The Love!

      3 years ago

      Brutally-Honest-Disney-Valentines-Kuzco.
      I've loved getting to know you through RT Radio, man. The ones that you've hosted have been kick-ass! Keep being awesome!
      If you'd like to pass along the love, check this out! smiley12.gif

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

      3 years ago

      Hey! I enjoy listening to your podcast. Even if I've only listened to it for the last 2 weeks. And I see you in RT radio! And I contributed to your 24 hour music stream. Hows it going?

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        Well members of Eighty7 will be there getting unto some silly antics which hopefully everyone will like!

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

        3 years ago

        Things are going well. I have no idea why I felt the need to justify myself... Oh well. I heard you were going to be at MCM. I will be there too! Yay! Actually Rima/Rips1991 and Ash/SpartanAsh have set up a group for people going. I'm excited, but it's a while away.

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        3 years ago

        Hey man! Yeah no worries I remember. Yeah not bad. Yourself?

    • Stephen

      4 years ago

      Hey man, thanks for all your help and advice. We've finally got a podcast out. It took a while but if you'd care to take a listen, that would be great. Thanks.

      adhoctalk.com/episode1/

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

      4 years ago

      hey joe thanks for the add!

    • Stephen

      4 years ago

      What's your podcast set up for recording?

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Ha!

      • Stephen

        4 years ago

        Thanks man. Btw. Your laugh is really funny. I shouldn't be laughing so loud at work. :)

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        You've got the shure mics - stick with them - one piece of additional equipment and you'll be in business. If you're not looking to spend too much go for the Behringer Xenyx series - they're not bad and they'll give the connectivity, if you want to go a bit higher end try for the Allen & Heath ZED-10F

      • Stephen

        4 years ago

        Thanks for the advice man. I'd love the sound quality you have so I may have to switch to a Snowball.

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Using Garageband isn't a bad thing. If you're using Shure mics then you've got the quality there you just need to harness it better. Try getting a good quality USB mixer - it should make it just plug and go and you'll have a lot more control over levels than if you're using software to control them

      • Stephen

        4 years ago

        I'm just feeding it all in to my mac and editing it with Garage Band. Not the highest quality or best way to do it but I don't know other software.

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        What mixer are you using?

      • Stephen

        4 years ago

        I've been using a few different Shure mics and they're great but not as easy for a quick set up. I'll work it out eventually.

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        No problem - the way I look at it is USB mics are fine to start off with - but if you're serious about making a go of it, transition to a more professional setup is necessary at some point.

      • Stephen

        4 years ago

        That's great thanks. I've been using a mix of mics and was just wonder what you found was best. Thank you.

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        We use Blue Snowballs at the moment. In time though we'll upgrade to proper condenser mics. Guests will either join us to record or we'll Skype and record the audio directly at their end. We have to use different computers for each Snowball because you can't have 2 plugged into one computer annoyingly, which is why there is occasionally echo. This is also why we are looking to move to condenser mics with a USB mixer. Hope that helps.

    • MsRoseRed

      4 years ago

      I really liked the podcasts, I really go into them. I'm looking forward to more! ^.^

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        I hope it all goes smoothly!

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Fingers crossed! Then I can put it on itunes

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        I am! ^^ I hope you gain a lot more people to listen.

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Ha! Glad you enjoyed it! Spread the word!

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        Awesome! :D I'm super excited about it.

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Good! 1 a week

    • MsRoseRed

      4 years ago

      Hey, how are you? :)

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

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      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        I don't think I have yet, do you have a link to them? Sorry, I haven't been on here very long to fully explore. :(

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Ha! Thanks. Have you listened to my podcasts?

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        Ah! xD Pardon me but ew. But if I was offered by a family I wouldn't want to be rude and refuse. Brownie points to you my good sir.

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Nope, we were eating with a family and they asked if we wanted to try - so we did! It wasn't the taste...it was the pop when you bit into in

        Post edited 4/28/13 6:19PM

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        Was it forced on you? I assumed that testicles wouldn't taste very good.

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        I ate them but I didn't enjoy!

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        Holy! xD Sounds like a good time. I think the only extreme things I've eaten is dog and horse.

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Oh I'll pretty much eat anything. Point in case - Mongolia summer 2005 - sheep testicles

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        I don't really mind. That's what makes all of us unique! Different tastes. But I gotta say, I adore food about as much I adore art and music. xD I love to try many different foods. I think I enjoyed schnitzel the most when I visited Germany and ratatouille when I was in France for a time. Do you like different foods? :3

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Cool. I like listening to soundtracks to, but I expect my choices are a little more mainstream than yours!

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        Well mine are a bit odd, I listen to Rolling Stones, ACDC, The Eagles, Lonestar, Sinatra, Buble, Movie Soundtracks from movies I've liked... Hmm, Brian Crain, Yiruma. Lots and lots of Korean songs that I have no idea the names of and well I guess just about anything. *shrug*

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Sort of the same as movies, but I go to music is Kings of Leon, Bloc Party, Kasabian, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Sinatra and countless others. Music is kind of my thing. I love music more than majority of other things in my life. What about you?

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        I see. Well, sounds fair. Haha. So, what about music?

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        I'll watch anything really...one watch if I don't like it after that first watch then I'm done with it

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        Oh, well... Hmmm... What kind of movies do you prefer seeing?

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        ...I'm not sure I have one

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        True. Do you have a favorite actor?

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Tony Stark's character is basically RDJ's. That's why it works.

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        I'm going to see Iron Man myself! (He's my favorite.) Robert Downey Jr is one of my favorite actors. Doesn't it seem at times that Iron Man was based off of Robert? I think so sometimes haha

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Nothing new no. Though there have been quite a few good movies on tele recently (Shaun of the Dead, Fifth Element). Going to see Iron Man 3 on Thursday! Can't wait! How about you?

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        Silly. Well it's your opinion, I'd need to see them to form a solid one. Haha. So, have you seen any good movies lately?

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        They really weren't!

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        Oh come now. I'm sure your paintings are amazing!

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        You won't see a good one from me either!

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        I love those so much! <3 Though I haven't seen any really good ones lately, in my opinion.

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Landscapes and seascapes mostly.

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        Oh! What did you enjoy painting most? Just anything and everything?

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Yeah, I used to paint more than draw. That's why I asked CristaGalli to do my profile picture.

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        Really? :O

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        I doodle. I haven't really sat down and drawn for a few years.

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        Do you like to draw along with writing?

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

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      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        I'm really excited. >u< It's going to be awesome!

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Nah, another member of the community did it, CristaGalli. Everyone will see the shorts once they're filmed!

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        Oooh! I really want to see them but it's up to you. Haha. I'm not very good at comedy. xP So, you drew your profile icon? It's very well done.

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Just started. Finished my first 2. Doing a bit of brainstorming for the next few.

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        Sounds super fun! :D Do you write comedy shorts often?

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        Writing some comedy shorts. Great fun!

      • MsRoseRed

        4 years ago

        I'm doing pretty good, just drawing. And what are you up to?

      • Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Eighty7/RT Radio

        4 years ago

        I'm fantastic thanks. How about you?

  • Questions answered by Joe

    Yes, we're planning to go the whole 25hrs on the community stream weekend

    Well I mean Burnie's not exactly little. He's 6ff+ and in pretty decent shape. However, he doesn't have claws and if I have to I can always go for the balls. Ursa-sized Burnie!

    Pizza is quite possibly the most wonderful thing that humans have ever created