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    • RT Box January 2017 Impressions

      1 week 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

      New year, new me, (yes I'm aware it's way past new year. Blame international shipping times) new batch of RT Boxes!


      2017 is the Chinese year of the Rooster, thus, we're kicking this year off with the Year of the Rooster Teeth box, coming from mister Matt Hullum himself!  matt


      First off, this greeting card is quite pretty, the stylised 2017 (the 20 doubles as a Rooster) is really cool.


      Matt's got some advice concerning resolutions, and each of these items fit this theme. They're all based around succeeding, and I'm pretty sure I'd trust this dude on the topic.


      Let's take a gander at the helpful items this month's box has:

      - one RWBY Zwei mousepad (red, adorable)

      - one Rooster Teeth Double Gold hat (olive brown? I don't know what the hell to call this colour)

      - one Achievement Hunter Fake AH Crew coin bank (green, of course! Also transparent)

      - one Rooster Teeth luggage grip (red!)

      - one Steam code for The Escapists: The Walking Dead from Let's Play

      - one The Eleven Little Roosters sticker


      A bunch of quality items. I'm actually glad these are all encouraging items that you can use to better yourself (if you're about that; some people are cool as-is, ya know?).


      Matt has suggestions for each item:
      Do better at work with the mousepad. To be frank, I don't know if the cuteness would make me better, or make me more distracted than I already am. It seems to be of great quality, even if it's made in China - who cares? I don't. It's pretty big, and I tested out my mouse and yep, it works (but really, my mouse works on anything, even a face). I love this artwork, damn, Zwei is one of the best. That cute little butt.


      Exercise more while wearing the hat. Sure, you could do that! I could do that. I should do that. I really like the Double Gold motif, and I'm always up for more DG specific items that I can wear. There's hardly anything on the store and I guess this makes up for that! I've worn it a fair bit today, even if it was scorching hot (curse you, missing Ozone layer!).


      If you wanna save money, pop your change in the money box. It's not big enough to fit a whole lotta change, but it can definitely inspire some change (eh?). One of my favourite things is Achievement Hunter's GTA V let's plays, and their crew is close to my heart. Every time I bank a dollarydoo, two dollarydoos, or even a fiddy/twenty/ten/five cent, I'll imagine Gavin getting mugged gavin


      If you're a traveler like the people of Rooster Teeth, or even a normal person, you'll go farther with the luggage grip. It's pretty nice - spongey, soft, and you'll probably wanna take this with you for any occasion. I, for one, hate uncomfortable bag handles, and though I've never left this island down unda, I've done some moving during my university days. It gets a bit rough. I know I'll take this with me from here on out!


      As for the free game, never heard of it, but it looks cool. I guess I might find out one day, I'm a bit more biased towards my PlayStations....


      And lastly, the sticker. Always love a good sticker. Please, help me, I hoard stickers.


      And funnily enough, we have the clue to read the first letter of each line of the greeting card to gain some sage advice to help you with your new year's resolutions struggle:


      Give up and enjoy life.

      Thanks, Matt. I might just do that!


      As always, check out my images > RT Box [insert month/year] album for a look at these sweet items!


      See ya!

    • RT Box December Impressions

      2 weeks ago

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      Welp, I'm late with this one (give me a break, right?).


      What's up? Hope 2017 has been treating you, or you've been treating yo'self.


      Figured out with support that I could no longer upload pictures if they were over 3mb, which caused me to slack off. I covered November and December's uploads just now, so here we go with the last box of 2016.


      By the way, I was right about New Year's resolutions being a thing for this one (you'll see).

      It comes to us from Josh Flanagan (no Josh emoji astonished) , tipping us off about his new show The Eleven Little Roosters, sequel to the popular Ten Little Roosters.


      The message was encoded in Morse code and wingdings, but I think I got the gist of it (something about emojis and a nude Burt Reynolds gif).


      We have:

      - one Rooster Teeth branded VR Cardboard (intended for the Assassin Superstars 360 episodes)

      - one Rooster Teeth reverse logo shirt (dark navy)

      - one Achievement Hunter cocktail shaker (black and alcoholic)

      - one RWBY notebook (Volume 4 artwork on the front)

      - one Rooster Teeth 'Roostersnaps' pen/stylus

      - one Steam code for the RWBY: Grimm Eclipse team JNPR DLC from Let's Play


      To be honest, this one's a bit lackluster if you're not into The Eleven Little Roosters. Which I am not, jeez, I'm not smart enough for that! To be quite honest, I never even watched Ten Little Roosters. Yeah, I'm awful.

      Except, the VR cardboard is actually really fun and interesting, and it does work. So that's a plus.


      The shirt, it fits well, love the colour combination. And the reverse logo is a nice touch, and can confirm it is mirror selfie compatible. I've worn this a couple of times already and, I'm a sucker for a shirt (and hats).


      I've yet to use the cocktail shaker, but with the "my drinking friends have a gaming problem" I'm feeling like all my drinking friends need a gaming problem like mine, because golly do I got one. It's pretty nifty, the top is a shot glass as well as the lid, and it has a strainer. Nothing to crush anything as you shake, but hey, can't have it all.


      I love the RWBY notepad, because, RWBY (yeah, again). I don't write things, ever, my handwriting (bad) and words per minute on a keyboard (about 70) is proof of that. But it's really cute. The inside has Ruby's rose emblem on each page (they're lined, as well). The pen is also a good writer if you are a caveman and write stuff, but the stylus end of it is really awesome. Works like a charm. Snapchat to your heart's content!


      Josh noted that if you write in the notepad with the stylus end, nothing will happen, which is a "perfect way to record those New Years resolutions you were hoping to skip out on anyway". Told ya it'd feature.


      Some pretty different items this time around. You bet I redeemed that DLC code for Grimm Eclipse right away - not that I've even gotten around to playing that game at all, really. It's PC, guys, it's way more work than a console.


      As always, check out my images > RT Box [insert month/year] album for a look at these sweet items!


      January 2017's box just arrived today (that got me into gear), so I'm gonna to take some pictures and write some stuff again. Catch ya on the flip side, since technically, it's a new year of RT Boxes!  wave

    • RT Box November Impressions (and one Steam code for Warhammer: Vermintide giveaway)

      2 weeks ago

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      Festive greetings to you!

      Today has brought me the RT Box for November! I'm going to take a guess, and by the looks of it, it's holiday themed (big surprise)! It comes to us from Elyse elyse(and probably James  james too; I can't quite tell what the signature says) Willems of Funhaus.


      "CHECK OUT OUR BOX!" 

      Good start. +1 for the dirty pun.


      What's the special message? Something about FAMILY TIME, a joke about the US presidential election, and also something about the RT FAMILY.

      Speaking of RT family, it comes to save the day with this box and its contents:

      - one 'cynical' holiday themed shirt (gray)

      - one official Rooster Teeth ornament (red [duh])

      - one colour changing Funhaus cup (clear/orange)

      - one RWBY plastic pouch (the colour is self explanatory)

      - one RWBY Chibi pot holder (starring Ruby)

      - one Rooster Teeth chattering teeth wind-up toy

      - one Always Open sticker

      - one On The Spot sticker

      - one Steam code for Warhammer The End Times: Vermintide from Let's Play


      I was definitely looking forward to this box. I saw on Twitter that somebody had mentioned an ornament (unfortunately theirs was missing but I'm sure they got it sorted). Luckily, I haven't gotten a missing item yet. I do suppose that's a real issue that can happen, but I have a feeling that it gets taken care of.


      The shirt is very soft and minimalistic. I like the cynical theme, as cynical is one thing I can easily get on board with (that wasn't very cynical, idiot). I particularly like the "mall Santas", "forced gratitude" and "Die Hard" parts.


      The bauble is super cute and I had to argue to get it on our family tree (apparently RED isn't a colour my mum and sister like to decorate with??). It's there though, and I'm proud.


      The Funhaus cup, even though I mention every time I am not one of their 'fans', I think this cup is pretty cool. Because it changes colour when it's cool. I had to figure that one out as it didn't mention what changed the colour, and I thought the logo would change from black to something else - nope. The whole cup changed to orange when I stuck it in the freezer for a minute. Sweet! I have way too many cups than I know what to do with (what with my awaited RT store order containing two silipints). If I am responsible and have my own home, I sure will have plenty of items for the kitchen (which I am appreciative of actually).


      The RWBY pouch has stolen my heart. It has the Volume 4 artwork of the girls on it (which is beautiful). I might not store my tampons in it as was suggested but it's definitely an option. I will have to find a use for it or maybe I'll just look at it because I'm weak for those girls.


      Speaking of kitchen items, the bloody pot holder is adorable. I'll be doing more "aww"ing at cute little Chibi Ruby than concentrating (what's that burning smell?). COOKIES! 'Nuff said.


      The little chattering teeth I admit kind of freak me out but I think it's so meta I will allow it.


      I like the stickers because I like those shows. Granted I hardly get to watch them as much as I would (I have no life but I do have to spend time doing other stuff). I have been dedicated enough to catch Always Open for the pilot episodes and about 4 or 5 of them when they released (I watch them a bit after now due to Internet issues), and some of the post-shows. It's actually one of my favourite things to watch! I really do like the scope of the whole thing and it doesn't hurt to have one of my favourite people hosting, and a lot of my favourite people as guests. I am a sticker hoarder but I know I'll find somewhere to put them (eventually)...


      The free Steam codes are always a nice touch but I don't think I will be redeeming this one. I'm happy to give it away so message me if you want it (first come first serve)!


      To sum it up - great items. I wonder what December will bring? Something about stupid New Year's resolutions is my guess.


      As always, check out my images > RT Box [insert month] album for a look at these sweet items!


      Have a happy and safe holidays everyone  heart

    • The $5 off at the RT store giveaway

      3 weeks 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

      Hey all!

      I just randomly generated a winner to the giveaway. I've messaged the winner, so as long as they say they're taking the 'prize', I will then make sure to post it publicly here. The winner has a message from me labeled "surprise!".


      Thanks to everyone that added me for this, I'm glad to have you all as friends!


      Edit 05/12: so far the prize hasn't been accepted and I'm going to give it two more days. If not accepted then I'll pick a new recipient. I still don't need it even though I've bought stuff in the Xmas sale (I get 10% off as a DG member anyways).


      Edit 9/12: messaged a new winner, same deal as above! Awaiting acceptance.


      Edit December 2016: The code was accepted before the new year. :)

    • Nintendo NES classic mini

      3 months ago

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      It's absolutely crazy that such a small and tiny console has wreaked havoc in the world lately. Sold out everywhere, preorder attempts failing for those that sought the second shipments.... here, we had two retailers offering preorders from the announce date way back in July. There was also a very small amount on the release day being sold in another retailer. 


      Basically, everyone missed out when you look at how many people wanted it vs. available units.


      I saw on the Extra Life stream that somebody at Rooster Teeth had one, and I briefly saw the menu of it and it looked pretty cool. I used to have the Super Mario All-Stars cartridge for the SNES (pronounced as one word of course), and my family used to have a ball with that before PlayStation was a thing. For whatever stupid reason, we don't have it anymore, and have not for 6+ years (I think somebody stole it tbh). Still have Super Mario Kart which is nice, and also that cool cartridge that lets you put GameBoy carts in it (the Super GameBoy for SNES) - but, I digress.


      The NES classic mini is indeed awesome. I was very fortunate to have decided to preorder it and an extra controller - it was pretty expensive in AUD; to put it in perspective it was $99.95 for the console and $19.95 for the controller!


      If you can, I recommend you pick this up one day (if it becomes possible). It is ADORABLY small (you can have it on the palm of your hand), has a very cool menu with awesome save state options, easy to select settings and display options and also a great selection of games (original graphics still hold to this day)


      Check out my images > "Nintendo NES Classic Mini" for pictures of this sweet piece of tech. I hope they make more stuff like this!

    • Post Extra Life 2016

      3 months ago

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      I luckily caught the ending of the stream. A very heartfelt way to end such an amazing event! Thank you, Matt, for donating $30k and for the tribute to Leonard Cohen. Hallelujah indeed (I know how hard it is to sing and play guitar at the same time, especially when you barely can get the words out).


      Thank you to the crew and all the staff at Rooster Teeth, thank you Extra Life, thank you everyone who donated!


      I donated a total of $73.06 USD, or $100.32 AUD dollarydoos! $23 of that was for the friends I had by the end of the stream which was also matched by Matt.


       heart

    • Extra Life 2016!!

      3 months ago

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      So far this has been amazing (experiencing it on twitter alone)!

      I've done my personal $50 tier donation!


      I will also be donating an additional ONE WHOLE US DOLLAR (the exchange rate means that's even more for me but oh well) per friend I have by the time the stream is close to finishing!! GO GO GO! So far it's at $22!

    • mironricardo asked gem_scheltema a question

      What did you think of the latest Extra life livestream?!! (2016)

      Answered: Nov 13, 2016

      I wish I knew...I can't watch because 1. my family would kill me for watching a 24 hour stream (I would have been able to stay up 24 hours) because we have limited Internet and 2. because our Australian Internet is so crappy it probably wouldn't have worked anyway :(


      BUT I have been looking at all the tweets and Instagram stories (snapchat is having a hard time loading) and there's been a lot of amazing things!


      I think Michael and Lindsay announcing they're having a baby next year is a huge highlight for me and many others. It's literally an EXTRA LIFE!! They will be amazing parents! So many congratulations.


      Also FUEL PART 3 ANNOUNCED WOO


      Also the money raised never ceases to impress!!


      I will have to watch it on YouTube as somebody usually uploads it. That's how I saw last year's.

    • RT Box October Impressions (and RT Store gift card giveaway!)

      3 months ago

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      Hey hey, it's November (I decided to wait until the U.S. Election was over).

      A quick foreword; I would like to express my concern and support for all those that feel and experience discrimination at any time, especially now. I've seen some pretty horrible reports of verbal/physical/intimidation/property damage attacks in America in the name of Trump. I hope that he can show leadership when the time comes. I implore everyone to stay safe and stay respectful, and to never give up. heart

      On to October's RT Box!
      It's obviously Halloween themed! Inside, a note from Michael  michael from Achievement Hunter telling us that good 'ol Gav was supposed to help him - but didn't! gavin


      We also have:

      - one beanie with an Achievement Hunter logo patch (black and very cozy)

      - one Funhaus 'freakshow' style shirt (black and pretty cute actually!)

      - one pack of 5 RWBY GLOW IN THE DARK buttons/badges!! (AMAZING!!)

      - one Gus "Cheese Master" Sorola mask (beautiful)  gus

      - one Let's Play shot glass (white and LIGHTS UP!!!)
      one RWBY villains reusable/tote bag (only acceptable time to support bad guys is Halloween)
      - one Treat: a $5 Rooster Teeth store gift card!


      Although I missed out on having it for Halloween, it really doesn't bother me. I can use this stuff anytime (expect maybe not the mask, to be honest. Mum was slightly disturbed when I put it on)!

      The beanie, although not quite timed right for the southern hemisphere, will do its job when Winter does eventually roll back around. It's also very minimalistic which I'm a fan of, also, I'm a huge fan of AH!


      Although not a fan of Funhaus (sorry team FH!), the shirt is actually very suitable to anyone just willing to support them - which I will. I like it very much actually!


      The RWBY buttons are something I got pretty excited about tbh, I mean, who wouldn't?? I love RWBY and these are fucking awesome! THEY GLOW! 'Nuff said!


      The Gus mask, well, what can I say? We all love the Cheese Master.


      The Let's Play shot glass is a party in itself! Each press of its button gives you a solid colour like red or purple, and it also eventually just cycles through the rainbow! Life is good.


      The RWBY villains bag is a very fitting item. I love the art! Though I can't use it for trick or treating, I can probably put groceries in it as any responsible adult would do. As a kid, Play School taught me that bags, "are very useful things. If we didn't have bags what would we use to put all of our things in?". Wisdom.


      That brings me to the RT store gift card! I placed an order just before Halloween; and I won't be placing another one by the time it expires on New Year's Eve.


      So I'm giving it away!


      All you gotta do is add me as a friend! Anyone on my friends list will be eligible to win this $5 discount code*. I will select a random winner in one week (18th November). I would not mind if anyone would like to leave their thoughts on any of my RT Box posts by the way  smile I cannot guarantee I will give away anything ever again from these boxes as this item is not exclusive/unique.

      I will post every month about the RT Box to encourage people to consider signing up for it (when it becomes available). I signed up when it was announced and paid per month, just recently decided to change to the 6 month plan; it impressed me that much each month!


      *note: the code is for the US/International store only!

      As always, check out my images > RT Box [insert month] album for a look at these sweet items!


      I hope to see you next time for November's RT Box!

    • RT Box September Impressions

      3 months ago

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      so I just realised that my post about the RT Box for September is gone; so hello repost!

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      Salutations for [what was] this spoopy month of October (happy RWBY premier by the way)!


      Let's not faff about!

      September's movie-themed RT Box comes to us from Jack Pattillo  jack of Achievement Hunter; in 'celebration' of their hilariously painful show Theater Mode!

      What did the box contain, you ask? Well, to be entirely accurate:
      - a very neat Theater Mode tumbler (the cup kind; not the blog kind)

      - one pair of Achievement Hunter sunglasses with bottle-opener arms in 'original green'

      - a theater-style RT Double Gold cinema shirt (black)

      - two Crunch Time foam coasters (one black with Crunch Time on it; one gray with the 'puppy master' design)
      - 'Lazer Pop' popcorn (apparently stolen from the craft service cart of Lazer Team)

      - one Rooster Teeth Podcast pizza cutter (apparently 'deadly')

      - one Steam code for the Jackbox Party Pack 2 from Let's Play


      I have used all these items, sans the popcorn (but I'm excited to eventually see if American popcorn is different to ours). They're all extremely useful, cool and great value. The steam code alone is worth about $30AUD, and it's one of the games I have always wanted to get but could not justify due to the price vs. usage I'd get out of it. The tumbler is great; keeps your drinks Weiss  weiss cold or Yang  yang hot! I also used it for alcohol as recommended, which was a fun time indeed! I also tested out the sunglasses' bottle-openers and they do work (just gotta be mindful to not snap the arm off in the process), probably due to the opener material having been made of metal. The pizza cutter also works a treat; I used it on my first pizza ever (homemade, of course), and was pretty impressed. The coasters are being put to good use, one is even the home of my RT tumbler/water bottle (and also a good reminder every day to watch Crunch Time eventually). The shirt is also a very creative design, goes with everything, and is a perfect fit.

      I'm super stoked with this box of merchandise. Makes me happy to have invested in this Double Gold program just to see how much thought actually goes into something like this!

      Catch ya next time!

  • Questions answered by gem_scheltema

    I wish I knew...I can't watch because 1. my family would kill me for watching a 24 hour stream (I would have been able to stay up 24 hours) because we have limited Internet and 2. because our Australian Internet is so crappy it probably wouldn't have worked anyway :(


    BUT I have been looking at all the tweets and Instagram stories (snapchat is having a hard time loading) and there's been a lot of amazing things!


    I think Michael and Lindsay announcing they're having a baby next year is a huge highlight for me and many others. It's literally an EXTRA LIFE!! They will be amazing parents! So many congratulations.


    Also FUEL PART 3 ANNOUNCED WOO


    Also the money raised never ceases to impress!!


    I will have to watch it on YouTube as somebody usually uploads it. That's how I saw last year's.

    I actually love guitars. I would have to say I'm definitely a fan of Fender's designs; to play and in general. I have a couple of favourites; the Telecaster (thinlines in particular), but I also really like the look of the Jazzmaster & Jaguar.

    I would agree with you about white Les Pauls. They look pretty sleek! Truthfully though, I'd probably struggle with their size and weight. Plus, I like Fender's standard scale length more. My Epiphone Firebird might look cool, but it's very heavy and hard for me to play.
    Thank you for an interesting question thumbsup