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

28 years old
Female
from Sparta, Greece

  • Activity

    • CoffeeNut78 asked RogueMusicFreak a question

      What is the strangest dish you have ever eaten or made?

      Answered: May 17, 2017

      Chicken feet. My Greek grandma used to make them. It was not delicious, to tell you the truth. No meat whatsoever, just tendons and skin. 

    • Exam preparations + Band Rehearsals

      3 weeks ago

      RogueMusicFreak Keeper of Rhythm

      Hey hey everyone.


      How are you all?


      This week is going to be all about exam preparations for the school i work at, and yeah.... Everything is upside down now. Me trying to make my students to take things seriously for once but i'm sure in the end they'll pull it off, since exams season is starting.


      Plus we are working on the final school concert and that is the most nerve recking thing we do every single year, showing off to the guests the progression of the students in their musical skills. We'll see how it goes this year. Hopefully better than last year.


      As for the band rehearsals, we doing great as a group. Each time we get together, the bond we have is getting stronger. Recordings for the new cd are going great and our band leader is already working for the third one. I tell him to slow down a bit, xD but his creativity is unreachable. 


      I hope you guys are doing great.


      Have a nice week. 


      Cheers


      P.S. Do you guys have a place where we can talk, like skype or oovoo? Let me know. I wish to get together like that too, instead of just chatting on RT Radio.  

    • FIRST Membership... Again?!

      3 weeks ago

      RogueMusicFreak Keeper of Rhythm

      Hey guys! How are you all? 


      I'm very excited right now! I just found out that i was given as a gift a FIRST Membership!


      Holy smokes! I mean, i know it's not much to pay for this but yet again, the action alone means so much to me. 


      Whoever did this, THANK YOU SO MUCH! I don't know how to repay this for you. It means a lot. 


      I'm only a member of this community for only a few months and this happens. I begin to love this place even more now. 


      Again. You who did this for me, THANK YOU and CHEERS!  beers (if we ever meet, i'll buy you beers  stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye )

    • Happy Easter!

      1 month ago

      RogueMusicFreak Keeper of Rhythm

      Posted some pictures on "Images" ;) As promised. 

    • Vacation and Holiday

      1 month ago

      RogueMusicFreak Keeper of Rhythm

      Hey everyone. :D


      How are you all? 


      So i'm on vacation right now, due to Easter. I got to relax from work, and a bit from the rehearsals with the band. Things are going great with the band part. My job on the other hand is getting even more uncertain,to the point of wondering if i and other colleagues of mine will work next school year. "sigh"    sweat


      BUUUUUUT! You know what? Fuck this. Because i have more important stuff to worry right. Like moving to another country. I may be poor for doing this kind of stuuf now. But i have my hopes up that something really good will come up. You never know, right?


       Besides, even if i love working and teaching my students how to "bass", i have come to hate the place i work at. I grew up there, i t was the school i studied there and became my work place, but it's not enough anymore. It doesn't make me feel complete. At first i was feeling disappointed (if you have read some of my previous entries), but now i know that things have change and i must move on. 


      Anyway. 


      Guys i wish you Happy Easter, and may all the wishes of you heart come true. 


      Cheers to you all. 


      ~Evi


      P.S. I will post soon some pics here to see how Greeks celebrate Easter Sunday. ;)







    • Back to Social Scream

      1 month ago

      RogueMusicFreak Keeper of Rhythm

      Great news! 


      Yesterday i joined once again the heavy metal band, "Social Scream" as the bassist of the group. The group was about to get disbanded but the lead guitarist and vocalist came in contact with me and some other guys who have joined also and we now formed the new version of the band. This is exciting because finally all the years of working are now paying off. 


      I'm back in action and ready for more. 

    • Common sense lost?

      1 month ago

      RogueMusicFreak Keeper of Rhythm

      Hey guys, how are you all? 


      I hope you are doing well.


      I'll go straight to the point in today's post, because i'm really troubled from some events that took place in just a couple of days. Specifically yesterday and this morning. 


      So... To start a little bit from the beginning. I'm a member of the amatuer theatrical team of Sparta for like 7 months now. I found it pretty cool to try out something new like theatrical plays, seminars, reading monologs and other simiral stuff. I went there in order to learn how to act, and as a extend to that, learn voice acting.  


      Everything were going great until yesterday. Yesterday, we as a team had a general discussion meeting for our next goals towards the summer, what we would like to do, since the theatrical play that took place is over. 


      At the beginning everything went smoothly, talking about stuff and then the first blow up came with something that took place on Facebook. And oh my goodness, the arguement. It wasn't necessarily a minor thing, because it was a copyright issue of the name of our team, being stolen by someone else on Facebook, but the fuss and the reaction that happened next, was childish, if not worse. I don't want to cuss.


      After that, i thought that the spirits were cooled off and everything was going back to a normal discussion. I was so very wrong. What happened next was even worse than the first. There was a racist comment from one team mate to another that was expressed behind their back. I felt heart broken when i learned that this comment was made by a friend of mine, because it didn't hurt only the other but also myself. Although i didn't rush to judge her. Because everyone can do stupid mistakes, right? No one is without sin, shall i say. 

      My point to this matter is that i was not bothered as much by what she said behind the back of other, as i was bothered by the condemnation of the team towards her. They lashed out at her like lions attacking their prey. 

      What bothered me (A LOT) is that the offended person did not approach her before hand to talk to her in person and letting her know that they were offended by what she said. They choose to expose her completely in front of the entire team, hence the extreme reaction from it. 

      I voiced my opinion over this matter, saying that we should not rush to conclusions and that we should give her a chance to defend herself and try to apologize. They did so, but still they were not pleased for what she said, trying to apologize and all of that. Then came the proposal to completely erasing her for being a member. 

      I was and still am very frustrated and very disappointed by all this. Why? Because in the end i came to the conclusion that everyone is for themselves and not for the team. I just can't take this kind of bullshit. (oops i cussed)


      Today, something happened at work and it was in a more personal lvl. 

      I learned that since the government owned us musicians working hours, they gave at the school a few extra working hours. Everything fine with that. Now, my dear colleaques, didn't inform some of us that this good thing happened and they shared with the principal the hours for themselves, leaving me and another colleaque of mine out of it. Now THAT is not fair at all. And i'm really, REALLY pissed off about it because once again, it's all about that little fucking "me" instead of "us". 

      Of course i will talk to the principal about it and ask with what logical terms they dicided to do what they did. For example, i was supposed to work for 14 hours a week and instead of that i work only for 6. Forcing me to exclude 3 students of mine from the lessons in order to work. Now this came up and i was not given any hours at all. It's not only unfair towards me but most of all it's unfair towards the students that were forced to be excluded from my lessons. 


      For crying out loud, what in the world is going on? My head is about to explode at this point. 


      Is really common sense a lost thing? I don't understand how people find it cool to hurt others for their own gain and pleasure. It's just beyond me. I can't even comprehend the fact that these kind of attitudes are so much on the rise. 


      I'm really sorry for this long post. 

      I just needed to let it out somewhere, before i explode. 


      I hope you guys have betters days than i have and that you don't have to deal with these kind of shit in daily basis as i do. 


      ~Evi



    • Not Dead Yet

      2 months ago

      RogueMusicFreak Keeper of Rhythm

      Hey hey! Goodness, it's been a month already from my last update?! open_mouth


      How are you all? I hope you are doing well.


        As for me, i still struggle but i have some good news for a change. I managed to reduce my smoking habbits to almost 1 or 2 cigarettes per day. I discovered that i'm not realy ready to quit it yet, but at least i managed to reduce it to a significant amount. It seems that it takes time for me to completely stop smoking. But i'm on the good track. 

        

      Plus my anxiety and stress is more manageable. Still feeling the weight of the supposed "uselesness" on my shoulders but i don't give in or give up. 

        Although It has taken a toll on my art projects. I start something and immediately quit it. And that's not a good thing. I lack inspiration. And i really want to work on my woodworking projects again. I need the motivation, you know? To get my ass moving.  stuck_out_tongue 

      Have you ever been in this kind of situation? 


      But anyway, things are getting better (ever so slowly). 


      I hope i see you around soon. 


      Cheers to you all.  beers


      ~Evi













    • Life Journal Update #2

      3 months ago

      RogueMusicFreak Keeper of Rhythm

      Hey everyone! How are you?


      Still alive, no worries.


      Taking a break from all the madness at work and seeking a better job. Things... well are going good and bad at the same time. 


      But let's start with the good. I managed to reduce my smoking habits. I mean now tobacco smells bad to me, when i'm smoking it so i threw the package away. But i still have the craving for smoking so i have now a electric cigarette to tackle it. 

      This thing has helped me reduce my need to smoke very much. It's a good step to quitting smoking. Hopefully, i'll make it happen during this year.  smile 

        I also got into working out again. I started now because i had other things to do first. Since now i have the will and time to do things for myself, i'm working out cardio, my endurance and stamina. Strengthening my arms to surpass my tendinitis and getting my body in shape, in general.

        Also i started studying... AHEM! Teaching myself i mean some stuff i want to do in order to change my career, hopefully in the near future. 



      Now for the bad.... Ugh...


        Pursuing a new career has taken up most of my time and this proccess made me stressful and it's taking a toll on me. I seriously need a break.  simmons

        And while i thought that the situation on my current job couldn't get any worse, well... It got. My colleagues and i learned that we won't get paid until March. And that's bad... Because our pockets are running dry and we can't pay our bills.... I may be living with my parents, and thank God for that, but what about the others? They have families of their own! How are they supposed to get by? It's so frustrating.. cry 



      Well, that's all for now. I hope you are having fun with what you do.


      And keep being yourselves no matter what they tell you.  wink 


      Be nice to each other.


      Cheers to you all.  beers






    • Looking for job

      4 months ago

      RogueMusicFreak Keeper of Rhythm

      Alright. As some of you know, i am an musician and i teach the electric bass at the Music School of Sparta. Even though this IS my dream job, the way the government treat us teachers is so frustrating, that i start to hate my job. Yup you read right, we are depended from the government if we work or not. 


      So here is the thing.


      My salary is way beyong humiliating for an educator. 160 euros per month. And it makes me feel so ashamed for doing what i love to do the most, because i simply...  CAN'T SURVIVE with this kind of money. So i've set out to look for a second job the moment i found out how much will be my income. But as you know the crisis here in Greece is soooo shitty that i can't find a job not even as a waitress. 


      SO! I take this approach. 


      And i will be 100% honest with you.


      I am a High School graduate, with a Byzantine music diploma, self taught - now professional bass player (thanks to experience). I got the position of bass teacher thanks to my Byzantine music diploma (which has nothing to do with modern music. Not to mention the electric bass... Nope.. nothing.. ). 

      I know it doesn't make any sense. But the Education system is so messed up that the electric bass diploma is not recongnised by the government, so i didn't even bother to go and learn it at a music school. I had a friend to teach it to me and everything else i know, i learned by myself. Now i'm 27 years old with 6 years (now entering the 7th) of experience in the education field. With a salary worthy to lament on. 


      As you may have noticed by now this is some sort of a CV for job applications. xD 

      "clears throat"


      I can draw traditional and digital art and make things out of wood, including cosplay props.  


      What i am looking for is a house-job (as in working from home). For now. So that i can make enough money to... maybe... be able to go abroad and work in another country? Preferably in the USA... Or England. Somewhere where English is the primary language. I'm Bilingual, which means i can speak fluently Greek (mother language) and English. I can speak also some Dutch, thanks to my heritage. 


      I can work the social media pretty well, hence i have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumplr.


      I play video games ever since i was 5 so you can get the idea of the experience i have on that. 


      I can learn pretty fast on anything, if the other is willing to teach me and show me the ropes. 


      I will be honest. I looked for intership here or for others job positions here in Rooster Teeth and the only closest to my interests and maybe abilities is the Internship: Spring 2017 - Achievement Hunter. But the guys are looking for "skilled college students". And i'm not a college student.... T_T


      Some of the requirements they ask:


      • Currently enrolled in college and taking the internship for course credit (You must provide a letter of verification)--- I'M NOT A COLLEGE STUDENT SO.. NOPE
      • Must be in the Austin area---- I LIVE IN GREECE... NOPE.. NOT YET ANYWAY.
      • Experience in Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere CC 2015, Audition, Photoshop, etc.) and Google Docs.----- VERY LITTLE KNOWLEGE ON PHOTOSHOP AND ON BLENDER (3D ANIMATION PROGRAM), AVERAGE LVL OF EXPERIENCE WITH Autodesk Sketchbook both on PC and iPad.
      • Some knowledge of video games (retro to current gen.) ---- YES I KNOW MUCH ABOUT GAMES
      • Good understanding of navigating the internet (social media savvy) ----- YES I CAN DO THAT TOO
      • Must be a team player ----- YUP COUNT ME IN FOR THAT
      • Must be able to meet deadlines ----- BEEN THERE, DONE THAT EVERY SINGLE SCHOOLYEAR AS A TEACHER
      • Hard working and driven ---- I'M WORKING MY ASS OFF FOR WHAT I LOVE TO DO THE MOST SO THAT MAKES ME DRIVEN TOO. RIGHT?

      The above is a good example of what i'm looking for. To the areas i lack on, i am willing to teach myself ahead, in order to be more useful to any job that may come up. 


      Ever since i got to know Rooster Teeth as a company, i so love the way the people there are like family and it slowly has become a dream for me to work my ass of and maybe... who knows? Maybe become a full member of that part of the family as well... 


      One can always dream, right?  smiley


      Plus i've been meaning to ask... Is there a possibility for apprenticeship withing the company? 


      So i told you my pain and i hope it wasn't a pain in the butt for you to read this. 


      Please... If anyone knows anything about a job, please let me know. 


      Thank you for taking the time reading this.


      Have a wonderful day. 


      ~Cheers  notes

       










  • About Me

    Hello there, my name is Evi Fotopoulou.
    I'm 28 years old and i work as a music teacher at the Music School of
    Sparta (whenever the education ministry remembers to hire us musicians
    xD ). Ahem! "clears throat"
    As for hobbies:, i play video games, i'm drawing (traditional and digital art), making jewelry
    out of olive wood and whenever i have enough money to get the materials, i
    make also cosplay props. 

    Lately i'm trying out to get into acting as well. One of my dreams is to become a voice actress. Who knows? It may or may not work out. 


    Well that's all about me for now.


    Nice to meet you all. :D

  • Comments (4)

    • Joron093 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of The Forges

      2 weeks ago

      Thanks for the FR!  If you don't mind my asking, was it for any reason in particular?

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

        2 weeks ago

        You're welcome. No serious reason, no. I just like meeting new people and i saw you as a potential nice friend here on RT. Thanks for accepting my FR.  smile

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

      3 months ago

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

        3 months ago

        Awwwwww That's so sweet of you!  heart_decoration

  • Questions answered by RogueMusicFreak

    Chicken feet. My Greek grandma used to make them. It was not delicious, to tell you the truth. No meat whatsoever, just tendons and skin.