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  • There was this one time...

    23 hours 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



  • Community Feature Ideas

    2 days ago

    BlackPenguin

    I saw that RT recently brought on a new person to work on the community side of things (welcome to the family @kickme444!).  Seeing people talk more about the community site got me thinking about what improvements or innovations might be cool to see.  So, I thought I’d share some ideas.  Most of these y’all have probably seen around, here and there.  So here's a smattering of ideas (and some stinkers I'm sure).


    New Features

    Notification/Feed Customization

    Right now, notifications and the feeds kind of do the same thing.  It’d be neat if you could choose what shows up in either.  For example, let’s say after you click the “Follow” button, you get a little switch with two options: notification or feed.  Because some things I would rather see passively in my feed, but others more directly.  And if that's overkill, then just some delineation would be nice.


    Save Draft Option For Journals

    Similar to Tumblr, a feature that lets you save a draft journal or post.  I like to write up journals over a couple days, so I end up having to save word docs on my computer.


    Group Admin Alerts

    I don’t really manage any groups nowadays, but when I did, I would have to keep an eye on the forum to see if anyone created a new forum thread.  I could follow threads to get alerts on new posts, but I could not get alerts when someone created a new forum thread in a group I managed.  Perhaps that feature could be put on the admin privilege side of the group’s page. When I was in the thick of organizing for RvBTX, such a feature would have been great to have. 


    Collaboration on Albums

    For users and groups, the option to share upload privileges within individual albums would be cool.  Owners of an album could invite users to collaborate.  Useful for events and projects.


    3rd Party Auto-Post

    It could take the form of checkboxes when submitting journals or images, with icons for various social media sites.  Selecting the box enables the site to post on other social media, with a link to the post on RT.


    Share on RT Option

    Similar to the previous concept, but with the added option of reposting on RT.  Many times I see a friend’s journal, and wish I could share it on RT.  Essentially the same thing as retweet or reblog.


    Return of Old Features

    Mod History

    The ability to see who likes or +1s our posts.  Either on the post itself, or on a separate page for all of our posts.  Seeing as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and other popular sites let you see who likes your content, it'd be nice to see this feature return.  In addition, a breakdown of the individual mods on posts would be cool to see.  A similar example is Facebook, which shows how many thumbs, hearts, or emojis a post got.  In RT’s case, for a +45 post, it could be a mouse-over list that shows “+20 cool, +30 ditto, -5 lame”.


    User Log

    This was a feature that let you see a two-week log of all the public activity of a user, including their recent journals, photos, and forum posts.  It was a great way to gauge the activity and engagement of your friends.  The feature is similar to other forum and board-based sites, that allow you to see the history of a user.  One example is Reddit, which allows you to see the full history of a user’s public posts.


    Friends’ Likes Feed

    A feed which shows you posts and content that your friends have liked.  In the past there were many projects, artists, and events that I would not have even heard about if it wasn’t for this feature.  It’s a great way to see what’s popular among your friends and the community as a whole.


    Personal Stats & Milestones

    It was cool to be able to go to a page that showed my lifetime number of journals, mods, photos, and forum posts.  There used to be a page where you could see this.  You really got a sense of your history on the site, and how much you contributed.  Milestones were also little awards that you got for participating on the site.  Similar to Reddit's Trophy Case, it showed your achievements and history.  I had a milestone for being one of the first 10,000 people to sign up on the site.  There were also neat little awards that staff members could give you.  The staff member would see your content, and choose to bestow upon you their award.  Back in the day, everyone was on a mini-quest to get the founding fathers’ awards.  You would try to post something cool on your profile or show a cool project you completed, in the hope they would see it and give you their award.  The only award I ever got Gus’s, which was an icon of a whiskey bottle.  I think I got it for my interaction with him at RTX 2011.


    Various Post & Profile Details

    The ability to see the date and time something was posted.  This exists in some form currently, but not for all types of content and posts.  Another detail is views.  Each person’s profile had a section that listed their total views for journals and photos.  This was a great metric for seeing how much reach and engagement your content garnered.  There was also the currently online indicator.  When enabled, a profile would say “currently online”.  It would also give a user's status.  For example, in the corner it would say “currently browsing the forum” or “currently reading a journal” (or something similar to that).


    Event Galleries

    These were photo galleries that users were allowed to contribute to.  Moderation was probably a lot easier back then, but people were able to access public galleries for the various events RT was at and upload their own photos.  There were galleries for RTX and other popular conventions in which RT had a presence.


    Other Miscellaneous Suggestions

    Sort Function on Comments

    I wish we had the option to sort the comments on posts.  Newest, oldest, highest rated, etc.


    Final Confirmation on "Dismiss All Notifications"

    When "see all notifications" and "dismiss all notifications" are so close, an extra “are you sure” would be nice.


    Differentiation on Parent/Child Comment Threads

    When scrolling through comments on journals, it’d hard to spot and differentiate conversations.  A little line next to threads, similar to Reddit, would be cool.


    More Awareness of When Notifications are Disabled

    Sometimes, like during high traffic periods, notifications are disabled.  When that happens, it’s usually signaled by a small graphic near the notifications tab.  But that goes away so quick, and is very easy to miss (especially on mobile).  When this happens, I suggest something like a yellow square with “!” where the notification number is.  Clicking or mousing on that could then bring up the message.  This system could also be used when there are important site-wide alerts.


    Search Button Changed to Not Red

    The search button is a red square, as is the notification icon (when you have new stuff).  Since they’re so close, I often mistake the search button for a notification alert.  This is even more common on mobile, with such a smaller screen.


    Service Status Page

    The sheer amount “is the site down” posts on Reddit suggest this could help a lot.  Just like the XBL Service Status page, it’d be cool if there was a go-to place to see if RT is currently experiencing any disruptions in service or function.

  • Prepare for PODCASTS OF ANNIHILATION!

    2 days ago

    OboeCrazy Freelancer

    Wizards of the Coast announced the Tomb of Annihilation, the next huge adventure for D&D players. Then they had the Stream of Annihilation showing off all sorts of content creators doing Twitch streams highlighting that upcoming release. As everyone knows all good things come in threes, and so prepare for…


    THE PODCASTS OF ANNIHILATION!


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    10 different live play D&D podcasts have teamed up with Wizards of the Coast to bring you a week of special content all related to the Tomb of Annihilation release. Starting on September 18th with two episodes every day all week you can hear some of the best D&D podcasts creating awesome shows to celebrate the adventures we will have in Chult. These episodes will be featured on Wizard’s own Dungeon Delve podcast feed, along with bonus content and exciting crossovers!


    Dungeon Drunks is proud and honored to be one of those podcasts!


    If you are already a fan and subscriber to our podcast you’ll get our special Podcasts of Annihilation episode like normal from the Dungeon Drunks feed! But we highly recommend checking out the other podcasts participating in this event, as they are filled with wonderful, talented, creative, hysterical D&D fans who are just like us; in love with D&D and making awesome entertainment for you to enjoy. Plus you should absolutely subscribe to the Dungeon Delve feed so you can hear all of the special games.  Some Dungeon Drunks players will be showing up on other podcasts, and our DM is doing something special with all the other DMs that you won’t want to miss!


    Follow us for all the info!!!


    Our Website!

    Our Twitter!

    Our iTunes (and we'd love if you left us a review!)


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  • So...what's up?

    2 days ago

    SpiderWolve

    I'm still here. Lurking, waiting for a notification to alert me to something to go read.


    You too?


    Hope I helped  church1

  • Southpaw Regional Wrestling

    1 day ago

    ninjacake Senzu Bean!!!

    It's back!






  • RT Box June 2017 Impressions

    17 hours 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...

  • RT Austin Admin AMA

    1 day ago

    JDSchu RT ATX Stuff

    Hey there, RT Site crew!

    On the off chance any of you still read these, here are some updates:


    One, we've added a new admin! His name is James, and you may know him better as 16BitsofAwesome. If you don't know him yet, find him at an event sometime; he's good people.


    Two, the RT Austin admins are running an AMA for the next week! We're up on rtaustin.sarahah.com to take your questions, compliments, and crushes, and then we'll go through and answer questions, publishing them somewhere, sometime.


    Lastly, if you're on here but not an active member of our discord server, come check it out! There's 150-some rowdy kids over there usually chatting just about 24/7. There's a link in the group sidebar on the left.

  • Day 229

    1 day ago

    SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

    I got the ok to post a photo of the commission piece. Hope folks won't be disappointed that it's a remake of a previous piece. 


    Meanwhile I've been contemplating what the next project should be. I'd like to continue working on pours; there is a photographic series on objects that I've been wanting to do; I have a printing gelly plate that I've been itching to experiment with; and I have another inspiration piece that will take some thought before I attempt to paint it. 


    What would YOU do next? 


    And here's the completed project: 

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  • Bacrylic's Share / Squaretale Game Update

    1 day ago

    Bacrylic

    I know I dropped off for a while, but thats because I had landed some work working for another pixel game with a group local to my area. I don't have a day job so this was a nice turn of events to make some money for a change. I've only recently gotten some time to work on my own game, so here are some attack combos I'm working on. My partner and I are discussing our preferences for now. 

    #1

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    #2

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    #3

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    #4

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    #5

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    Fun fact about these animations. These are all moves that I did while a friend recorded me for reference. Naturally I didn't look as epic. 


    For our purposes I'm favoring #4, but let me know which ones you like in the comments. 


    Recently seen a video discussing the importance of constant updates on social media for projects like this. I'll try to stay current. Our website still isn't up at the moment. I really need to light a fire under my partner's ass for that one.  

  • Day 230

    7 hours ago

    SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

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


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