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  • My Story,

    1 day ago

    iSayWhat Plot Twist

    I've been wanting to post this for some time in hope that it can help even just one person. I've been skeptical on whether or not to post as I don't want family to read this and get upset. To them, I am sorry, none of this was your doing, I love you. Trigger warning ahead.

    You keep asking yourself will it get better someday? It will trust me. I know you’ll find that hard to believe, but I know exactly how you are feeling right now. Lost.


    You have friends and yet you are questioning if they truly are your friends, wondering whether if you even want them as friends and if they want you. They do, but if they don’t, there are hundreds of thousands of people you have the possibility to one day interact with. More friends are out there for you to find.


    You have no idea what you want to be, struggling to make the decision on what you want to study, where you want to work. But you’ll figure it out, hey, the job you want may not even exist yet. The one I want didn’t exist when I was your age.


    You worry that because of you not knowing, you are destined to fail. You will make a mistake and chose the wrong subjects. Scared that you will be judged by your relatives, tutors and friends. Feel you aren’t putting in enough effort. You are not being judged, if you need the help, ask. That’s what friends, relatives and tutors are there for.


    But still everything I’m saying isn’t enough, you are still sat in that tree. With your gown’s cord tied around your neck, the other end tied to a branch, all you have to do is lean forwards. And you did.


    I don’t know what happened next, either the knot I tied was shitty or the branch broke. I just remember being on the floor still with the one end tied around my neck. I tugged it off and threw it into the nearby ditch and ran home.


    Now I realise, that everything did get better, and then it got bad again and then better again. That’s just what life is, but it’s the good bits that make it worth living. I sit here now, with the same worry of friends, worry if I’ll ever get my dream job, if I do disappoint people. But it doesn’t effect me how it used to. I think of the memories I could of missed, all of the people I know now I would never have the pleasure of knowing.


    It wasn’t until five years after this I finally talked to someone. After what happened I rarely wore cords on dressing gowns as they reminded me. Often I threw them away. Getting asked by my parents why I lost them so often was difficult.


    Once I finally talked to someone about it, I disappeared from the internet for awhile. When I came back, I briefly talked about depression and encouraged people to talk about it. Now again I encourage you talk about it.


    This is the first time I’ve ever actually “said” what happened to anyone. I’ve tried before, but thinking about and talking at the same time isn’t something I could do. But those I talked to got the idea. They didn't need to know the details. They helped me. And the people you talk can help you too.


    Don’t get to the point I got to, you might not be lucky with what happens next. Thank you for the amazing support I've received from not just friends and family, but from this community. I appreciate it every single day.


    - James

  • Hey Actors!

    1 day ago

    SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

    Hello fellow thespians!


    A delightful theatrical opprotunity was lovingly placed in my path. I will be understudy to 2 ladies at Tacoma Musical Theater performing a seris of short plays written by Joh C. Davenport. My friend and mentor, Pavlina, is directing. I cannot tell you how FUCKING THRILLED I AM RIGHT NOW!


    But...the challenge is getting 60 pages of alternating dialogue memorized by the 29th of this month.  Memorization has never been my strength. Even with theater as my major, I find line memorization difficult.


    As I sit here at Starbucks writing line cards (home has too many distractions and this Starbucks is a pokestop), I think about this Community and how we all come from different spaces speciality, experience, and hobby-wise. I bet a few of you know a thing or two about this!


    What method do you use to memorize lines?


    (Not too bad for typing this all on my phone, eh?)


    EDIT: Figured it would be worth bringing up that Chris was a professional actor. He encouraged me to do the line card method when my university taught otherwise :)

  • So something cool happened

    1 day ago

    Smilerbull That guy... no not him

    Hey everyone, i suck at writing these journals.


    So tonight i was DJ for RT Radio and was playing some damn good tunes if i may say so myself. While playing some Stone Roses i had @Ginman point out the fact that i am the featured user on the RT site. 

    I'll be honest, i never expected that to happen to me considering that i keep forgetting to write journal posts.

    I wanna use this new found fame to point you towards others who are pretty damn good people. There are many others so sorry if i don't mention you.

    So in no particular order:

    @Ginman

    @dizzyblinker

    @MauriceV

    @Kettelino

    @Ansere

    @Metasponge

    @Dutchface

    @Raf

    @topham


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  • A Reintroduction.

    1 day ago

    iSayWhat Plot Twist

    Hello all I realised I haven't made a journal post in quite sometime and have been added by a few people since then. So I figured I'll reintroduce myself. Please comment about yourself so we can get to know each other better  blush

    Hi I'm James McGregor, I go by the online handles iSayWhat (duh) but more commonly now JimityJamity. Been a fan of RT since about 2008 watching the majority of their content. These days I mainly watch The Know, RWBY, RT Podcast, Off-Topic, the occasional Let's Play and whatever live action series is going (Immersion, Day 5, Little Roosters). But the most RT/LP content I watch is over on the community channel... Because that's my job now.


    I've been making community videos since October 2011, I quickly became known as the person who makes weird videos. Find a few of them here. The community is my favourite part of RT, so many awesome people with so much talent. They're what made me want to attend RTX in 2012 and continue attending each year (except last year). Since 2013 I've helped organise the Community Hunter panel and despite not being there helped with LPC panel last year.


    Of course being on here I love gaming, my favourite game is a cross between Pikmin and Paper Mario, any chilled game is great (like The Sims). But I do love more fast paced games like Halo and CoD. My friend Dan and me created a series called Plot Twist, which makes me play games from all over the place. As well as gaming anything creative is awesome, art, crafts, music, animation, I'll give it all a shot and respect everyone does.


    Anyway that's a little brief about me, if you want to know anything else ask in the questions section or in comments, but I want the comments to get to know you. If I already know you, hey reintroduce yourself as well  donut


    - James

  • An Ode to Winter

    12 hours ago

    Lamkia Keeper of Snarky Sarcasm

    Studying sucks, but outside it's worse. I'm not talking about the snow. Snow is bes. But cold and wind? Not as great.


    For those that don't know, Europe has been having a deep freeze, sometimes being -20c (subzero temps in Fahrenheit). For those living in warmer climates, it's cold enough for your mucus to freeze. Add the factor of wind and you get a nation of people saying 'nope' to the outdoors. 


    Sometimes cold is nice, like drinking warm tea inside under a snug pile of blankets, or seeing your own breath.


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    Because I'm five

    Other times it's downright annoying. When I'm outside hands stay in pockets, which makes hair a problem sometimes.


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    I don't have those shmancy touch screen gloves, so when I have to use my phone I will try to discretely use my nose so I don't have to take my gloves off.


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    Luckily I have a fairly pointy nose.


    How cold is it? The giant river Bečva is almost completely frozen over. Ducks are packed like sardines in the few spaces of water left.


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    I felt bad so I bought some bread on my way back and fed them a bit. It won't help with the cold, but I wanted to do something for them, poor guys. Although there was quite a tussle as I threw it. It's like the bread was magnetically pulling them in creating quacking piles of ducks.

    Having said all that, I do still really like winter. How is winter looking in your corners of the globe?


    ~ Mish

  • Did you know...

    1 day ago

    EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold My d20s are just d1s.

    ... that Eddy and Mica from The Know and more make regular use of their journals on this site?


    If you're into Anime news or are interested in learning about Anime, you really want to follow Mica's journal here.


    Interesting things that don't fit into The Know can be found at Eddy's.

  • Day 20 New Project?

    1 day ago

    SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

    Today I delivered the Amazing Aliens piece to the gallery in Syracuse where it will be part of a show opening next week. 


    Originally I had planned on trying out my new animation software for the next project, but I got a phone call today reminding me that the ROCO 6x6 show is coming up. They thanked me for my past participation, asked me to participate again this year and asked for artwork to be sent sooner rather than later. 


    After leaving the gallery I went to the local commercial art store and picked up a pad of 6x6 paper and started thinking. 


    I have come to realize that my artwork actually requires a LOT of "thinking about it" time. 


    So today's progress was me mentally composing, discarding, recomposing and tentatively settling on what I want to do for this year's 6x6.


    For the first time I want to all four pieces to "fit together". Ideally they will stand alone as separate pieces, but if one were to purchase all 4 they could be arranged to form a larger piece. 


    That's my plan as of right now anyway.  Tomorrow I start sketching. 


  • 008 Mini Update- The Real Work Begins (NOW SUBSTANTIALIER)

    21 hours ago

    AgentWashingtub008 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Crackpot of Coffee

    I made a bumper!


    Check it out.

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    And now for the substance.


    Let's begin with the bullet points.


    I've been working on 3 fan projects for RT recently.


    -Bleepbloopopolous: My one-man construction crew PS3 (now PS4*) version of Achievement City.  I've been building for about four years now and started showing it off pictorially a while back.  Now we're on hiatus while I reboot the series in a video format.  I'm still building though.


    -Red vs Blue: Recovery: A fan comic that I've been working on for quite a while that the end of season 14 has encouraged me to show off... As soon as I feel I have a presentable draft.


    -An Elaborate Shenanigan: Not to be confused with the popular Achievement Hunter show (or at least its intent).  I conceived of something a long time ago that was compounded by an RT Production's own canon over a year ago.  Now the means have become fully feasible to me to do it.  It's a very elaborate joke that just might erk some people for a minute or two but it's all in good fun. 


    Okay, now that we're all up to speed, let's talk progress in reverse order for effect.


    -The Elaborate Shenanigan: I recently revealed over on twitter a little more than I vaguely hinted at on Instagram months ago.  Here's what I'll be direct about.  I've had to purchase a special pair of aviator sunglasses, a t-shirt I should have years ago, and fabric paint.  I also had to be direct when I asked people how they would shorten Project Freelancer to three characters.  The options were PFL or PF with a triplicate symbol in front, in the middle, or at the end.  Twitter decided on PFL and that's what I'm using for the planning stage, but if you want to add your opinion to the pile go ahead.  So, obviously it's RvB related and clothing.  Cosplay? Maybe, though it's something I would just wear.  Not that THAT means anything because I'm weird, but you get the picture.  Why am I being so cryptic?  To borrow the phrasing of my favorite new Netflix villain: "Because it's fun!"


    -Red vs Blue: Recovery: Comic script writing is fun and a lot of work.  I'm working on it and shipping segments around to friends.  I'm getting good feedback which is nice.  There's not really much detail to the progression here.  It's just how you'd figure it: when I have the time and inspiration I get a few pages from my outline into full script form. 


    -Bleepbloopopolous: I'm starting from zero with video making.  Not only in a I have very limited experience meaning.  Today I duct taped my headset with the good mic.  It is still working perfectly (for a very basic dictation headset) but the soft bits on the hearing parts were about to fall off.  I fixed them!  So video editing and making those bumpers is moving forward.  HOWEVER remember the * in the whole PS3 PS4 comment?  I was very excited to expand Bleepbloopopolous on the PS4.  I would be able to go out and build the things I just couldnt't on the 3 because of space, continuity reasons, and such.  I reset my End so there could be an End City and that changed where the portal let out, which was fine because I didn't like the original one and this one is pretty cool.  The map was now certifiably awesome.  Was.  Was is just as important to this rant as is the previous two points about PS4 changes.  Let me explain you a thing about Minecraft though.  The Nether is always smaller than the Overworld.  For one it's contained, and it's also a good idea because of file size.  That's cool.  I found out today that when you expand a world though the Nether does get slightly bigger too.  How do I know? Well, one thing that tipped me off was the new outer areas of the that have magma blocks which didn't exist when I first made the Nether in Bleepbloopopolous.  But another thing that tipped me off was when I went in established portals in the overworld with connection to Nether monuments and I ended up NOT NEAR THE CORRISPONDING NETHER MONUMENTS.  And if I COULD find my way to the Nether monuments and I went out through the portals that used to release me to specific places in the Overworld I wound up in completely different areas.  Let's get to the explaining part.  The Nether-Overworld portal range is a scaled overlay.  If you have a portal at 0X 0Y 0Z in the Overworld you'll come out in 0X 0Y 0Z in the Nether but the farther out proportionally you go in one, the location of the portal will be that proportion from the center in the other dimension.  It is not a pure scale of distance.  When I expanded the world, it would seem that the Nether did not expand proportionally, nor did it expand in and keep established portals connected.  In short, none of my portals work the way they should to pre-constructed locations.  For example, my Portal House does not lead to Dark Portal House anymore.  Portal House leads to a random bay and Dark Portal House leads to a space outside of the original map.  I can't even FIND No Petting Zoo or the first half of Dark Monopoly that I built.  So, to maintain some shred of continuity I'm gonna have to reset my Nether which means I need to rebuild all of those monuments and the joke portals I'd scattered around.  It's not aweful because I can "fix" some things too but that's 20ish monuments to rebuild.


    The real work begins...


    -008


    PS @Lamkia I gave you more times to read Bleebloopopolous

  • President Fuckface Von Clownstick

    1 day ago

    DiMono It's Back Baby!

    The inauguration is going on right now. I am doing literally anything else other than watch it. How are you spending today?


    Some fun music for today:




  • Editing Spree

    23 hours ago

    Kikyobutt Keeper of Beards

    I've been on a bit of an editing kick lately, a 'spree' if you will, and man I am actually having a ton of fun with this. I have a few more videos coming out next week, but here's two new ones I put out this week:



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