Simple as that.
If you have an opportunity to make another person feel better, do it.
If it's within your power to better another's life, do it.
It doesn't have to be a big thing. Just do it.
You never know how much they may need it.
1 day agoRaf ShimmySham Gaming
RTX is right around the corner. The excitement is slowly setting in for me and I can't help but smile thinking about the trip. As it has been for the last 5 years, I find myself wanting to pack already even though I'm two weeks away from my flight. I miscalculated my trip this year, I'm scheduled to be in Austin from the 5th-10th, forgot the agency I work for will be closed the 3rd and the 4th. Might give the airlines a call and see if I can get an earlier flight, would love to be down there a full week as usual.
Also this year I'm not really planning much as far as hangouts go. Just going to go with the flow and see what adventures I get up to.
If you need me, you'll know how to reach me.
What are you excited for this RTX? Do tell.
10 hours agoKaoru27Umi Princess of Mars
My wonderful boyfriend is in the Air Force and he's away for 3 months now.
Not anywhere dangerous, only Kansas.
Unless tornadoes are dangerous.
Wait they are.
So I've got the blues a little.
But thankfully technology is wonderful in this day and age and I can see his face whenever I want.
I've done this new song: Nova Moon
Kinda like looking up at the moon and remembering we're under the same sky....
-Insert all the mushy feels here-
I'll be going out to Kansas sometime.
Oh the exotic places I go!
But, you know, I've never had this sort of feeling before.
Missing someone like this.
Ah... I'm a melting pile of sap and mush and feels.
Anyone wanna send me nice joyous funny gifs?
1 day agoDrHairz Professional Human
I LEAVE FOR AUSTIN IN LESS THAN 2 WEEKS!!!!
This is freaking crazy! Like in my head I still feel like it's months away. Then I actually looked at the dates and WHAM! It hit me.
I need to start packing like NOW! Or at least planning to pack XD
I can't wait to see all of your beautiful faces!
1 day agoMrWartburg Team Fat
So I'm two weeks out from the start of my RTX vacation, and by this time on the 4th I should be chilling in Oklahoma City for the night and finishing the drive to Austin on the 5th. And once I'm in Austin, I have a lot of woodburnings to be giving to people.
About half of the stuff is actually going to my different roommates, mostly because I was too lazy (OK, actually I was too broke) to ship their Extra Life winnings to them. So now that we're all gonna be in the same place at the same time, I thought I'd had them off in person! Same goes for most of the other stuff pictured above.
As far as the con itself goes, this might be the year I see the least amount of panels. Which is weird. I was discussing it the other day in a few places, like the OCC, and it boils down to a lack of community panels. Don't want to speculate on why that it is by any means, just something that stood out to me while I was planning out my weekend once the schedule dropped. But I'll of course be hitting up the Sidequest charity auction on Thursday night. I mean, I kind of have to see what crazy cool shit other people are donating/making for the event. And if you're going, you could also take home this RT cube set I made!
But I have a few other things planned, like recording some let's plays for Bottom Shelf Nerds, definitely a few rounds of Million Dollars, But... with some friends, and I absolutely need to hit up the Alamo for the Spider-Man: Homecoming opening weekend among a few other must sees/dos.
If you're going to Austin, see you in two weeks (give or take a couple days)!
13 hours agoEricHVela Anagram for cHeValiEr.
RTX can easily become hectic, but I suggest to try to get together with friends and community and do stuff together in-between RTX-specific events at the least and together during RTX-specific events at best.
It will take some coordination. Communication is key. Impromptu meetups are cool. Premade plans will need to be flexible. Communication is key.
Communication is key. Find ways to keep in touch. Keep in touch. If plans change, let people know. Keep in touch. Communication is key.
Communication is key. Keep in touch. RTX is better with friends.
Got it? Say it. "RTX is better with friends. Communication is key. Keep in touch."
There will be a test on this in early July.
(Also, this should not need to be stated, but "Don't be a dink.")
23 hours agoAgentWashingtub008 Crackpot of Coffee
So, at a few weeks left until RTX, I don’t have so much on the level of plans but I’ve got plenty of facts and ideas to share because this will be my second trip down to Texas for the best gathering of an internet community around. I also feel writing all of these out might foster further discussion, questions, and RTXcited entries. So, let’s start the list of fun facts:
-I’ll only be down for the three days of the convention. It’s unfortunate because I’ve got a lot of friends who I only really see in Austin and I’d love to visit with all of you. But, it’s a work thing and I’ll be taking the red eye in and out (more so in). So, if you see me, please come up and say hi. This is me by the way, and that brings me into my next point:
-There will be a more detailed post about this down the line, but there’s more than just my classic shady smirk under thick frames and ginger hair that’ll help you recognize me on the floor (and I may get a haircut between now and then (y’all will get updated on that)). The easy thing to recognize me on the floor is I plan to cosplay (casually at least) all three days (quite a step up from my one day of Deadpool last year). The days and levels of costume are still up in the air, but I’ve got three RT characters ready to roll. Casual Mad King: my brother got me a Black Watch kilt for my birthday last year and I’ve got a crown and Ryan Achieve Shirt ready to go. Camp Camp Camp Councilor/“David:” Shouldn’t surprise anyone a happy ginger got his shirt last RTX and exploits it and his dark green shorts as much as possible. Hair gel, maybe, but we’ll see. Epsilon “You Gotta Have Faith” Church: I am very proud of that jacket and wear it all the time, but the full “costume” is something else entirely. We’ll see how long I can last in denim in Texas in early July. I’ll be doing this on RvB panel day. (Started writing this before the schedule was released. With that in mind, here’s my “official” “cosplay” schedule.)
-RTX is a full long weekend put on by a fantastic online entertainment production company, but even that comes with some down time. Especially when it comes to waiting for panels, bring something you can just sit with or play with other people with. Sure there’s MBD and other things RT related, but I’ll be up to my old tricks some too and have a few decks of Pokémon cards. I don’t exactly play strictly tournament style (the easiest way to casually play it). Because it worked well enough last year I’ll be bringing more decks for other people to use than just the “Toxic Beasts” one from last year. I’m thinking my classic “Mental Shock” and “Dark Rocket” decks as well. We’ve got options, I may go over them sometime soon. I haven’t really been a hand-held guy since I beat Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep on PSP, so I’ve gotta have something right? I’ll probably be down to play your games too. Except Magic…
Other things you can do in lines/in down time are: chat with your neighbors, check twiter and group messages (because coordinating with others is important), take a little rest, have a snack, and organize your own things and plans.
-Did you read my FUNpacking of the RWBY trading cards? I’ve got a few of those that I’d be willing to trade, and they’ll be with me too. I’m also going to have other merch on my person, both the stuff I buy and the things I’m bringing around to get signed. You’re going to have stuff you won’t want to carry so bring a pack of a sort. You get a free gym bag with your badge, but it’s not that big. I’m still figuring which I’m going to have, but you should bring a decent sized pack for not only your merch, but for some basics as well. This includes a snack, liquids, a charging log or two, and things you need for health. I’m bringing a small thing of Star Wars Band-Aids, and probably a couple of notebooks.
-I am very excited. Not just to be down there, but to see all of you people and to have interactions and situations I don’t expect. It’s good to have plans and things you want to do, but it’s important to be flexible and open to the experience based on priorities, not a checklist. For example, the one panel I have prioritized above the others is the RvB panel, my autograph session ends at 3:30. I’m willing to put aside the rest of that afternoon towards getting to that. It means I might miss Meg walking the floor or a chance to play Tetris with Jack, but I’ll be in line with awesome RvB fans I can talk to. There are trade-offs. And if I somehow arrive after the RvB panel has been capped, I have a whole few hours opened up. Maybe I’ll check out this year’s interactive experience (Personally I hope it’s not ____ Little Roosters themedbut that’s just me .(It’s fun but I’ve never been able to get as into the ARG part and I fall off…))
The point is, you can have things you want to do, but RTX is best when you let it happen. I met people waiting for panels, I stumbled upon “wnning” that Pizza Hut Skateboard from playing The Simpsons Arcade with Greg Miller, I found all my guardian friends around the hall, there was a Grif Ball challenge I had no idea about, and more.
I do have a quest, but it’s a long time forming and it’s just something I need to keep an eye out for. And if we’re ever together and you see a Founding Father in the wild, tell me.
- There’s of course some basics too, things to make sure you’re happy and healthy.
--Make sure people know where you are for your own safety and their peace of mind
--Respect other people
--Do what Guardians tell you and don’t be afraid to ask them for help
--Keep yourself fueled (eat the free Pizza Hut)
--Clean up after yourself
--Get some sleep
--Keep yourself clean
--Be aware that the RT cast and crew have all sorts of obligations at the event they are hosting.
--And, as always, have fun.
That’s all I can think of for now. Are you RTXcited? Do you have anything in mind? Any particular questions about the event or my planned trip down? Let me know in the comments.
Next time we’ll talk packing and actual things.
Rather than keep moving in circles around something square, I'm going back to basics and moving forward.
Also, about the delay of Red vs Blue: Rec0very; as much as I love my little fan work, I've been dedicating some time to other more original projects and want to know if anyone is interested in me continuing to post the comic script here? I will if anyone wants me to.
1 day agoHOWtwoROCK
-while in images, if i go to a different page it should not bring me to page 2 of journal entries.
-Image album and images should swap placement. I often scroll down alot of albums just to see someones new images. The users are organized they are not at fault
-when a new image is posted it should come up in my notifications
-You should be able to take existing images and put them into albums
- Conversely, you should also be able to remove images from albums
- When any comment appears anywhere on your profile, you should get a notification. No more of this message-tag crap.
- Reduced loading times for anything that isn't a journal. Holy shit.
- Actually let me stop watching people I don't want to watch anymore
- Let me get rid of the title next to my name now that I'm no longer a sponsor
- Bring back the goddamn motherfucking watchfeed
Let me know if you want to add to this list
2 hours agoNewbs Uncle Slam
I just realized that if I were a regular user and only used this website and relied on it for information regarding RTX, I would know nothing.
There have been no notifications regarding the convention. All the information that has been released is via different staff member's personal journals. In years past these would be promoted to the front page of the website, but I've been keeping track of this and I haven't seen anything. If I missed any...that's on me but as I scroll down through the front page...all I see is promotions on various show productions.
If I'm following certain people on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.... I get daily reminders from the RTX Event account and others that are helping run this convention.
Hell, today they just announced that there is a live Theater Mode happening. How did I know this? Only because I follow the RTXEvent twitter account. I've been looking around and I can't seem to find it anywhere on the website AT ALL.
They constantly state that they want people to use this site and preach whenever another social media site has a drastic change in terms and services (YouTube's Ad-pocalypse very recently) that having their own corner of the internet does wonders for your community. But...if you don't nurture that community in that specific corner...it starts getting moldy real fast.
21 hours agoMeganC121 RTOH Admin
Hello Rooster Buckeyes!
June is a special month for the RT World Community. During June, RT Communities from around the world are volunteering their times in talents to make the world a better place. And so are we.
On Saturday, June 17, we are hosting a "Community IRL" event and volunteering time at the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank. From 8:30-11:30 am, we will inspect, sort, label, and repackage donated food items. I know that it is early, BUT it is for a great cause helping out local Ohio communities. If you come, we will even have a Box o' Joe waiting there to wake you up! Please let us know if you plan on attending-- we would like a fairly accurate headcount for this event. More information is available here on our Facebook Page.
Community IRL Event: Akron/Canton Area Edition
Where: Akron Canton Regional Food Bank
350 Opportunity Pkwy, Akron, Ohio 44307
Time: 8:30-11:30 AM
The Akron Canton Regional Food Bank serves individuals and families who suffer from food insecurity in eight Ohio counties, Carroll, Holmes, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne. In just Summit County alone during 2015, the Food Bank provided over 8 MILLION meals to residents and provided over 2 MILLION pounds of free food.
We will also host a second "Community IRL" Event in the Cincinnati area on Saturday, July 1. More information regarding that event is coming soon.
Community IRL was started by Cati Ward in Austin as a simple idea: take an online community ...and mobilize it to do good in the real world. During the month of June, RT World Communities will be volunteering all over the world. We know our communities are awesome, so it's time to take that RT spirit and do good deeds.
We hope we will see you on June 17 an 27. This is a good cause and it is a simple way to help make the world a kinder, gentler, better place.