Shagrazir

29 years old
Male
from Ansonia, CT

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    • Still GMing RT people a year later

      1 month ago

      Shagrazir

      All I can say is wow. Almost a full year ago, some users of this site posted the request to the Dungeons&Dragons official thread for someone to GM for them. They had seen some episodes of Heroes&Halfwits at that point and they wanted to try. Many of them had never role played in their life. Some had a little experience with the game.


      I let those requests sit there for days, hoping someone else would step up. I had a little experience as a GM at the time: I'd run a short campaign in 4e, a single session in 3.5e... I had nearly a decade experience as a player though, and I had spent years STing (GMing) for Shadowrun. But I didn't feel confident I could GM for them and have it be a satisfactory experience.


      Days later, one of them repeated the request, signalling that no one had stepped up. That age old get out and do things question that I've become so adept at ignoring rang in my ears: If not you, then who? These people just wanted to try something new. Something that, for as long as I had played it, had been deeply entrenched in "nerd culture" and therefore seemingly inaccessible to mainstream gamers. Suddenly, Achievement Hunter had made it a cool thing. Made it OK for mainstream gamers to want to sit at a table, roll dice, and pretend to be someone else for an evening.


      Hell, I love D&D. Of course I want MORE people to love it with me! So why wasn't I GMing for them? Because I was worried I'd mess it up? Because I was worried about my story telling ability? My world-building ability? My ability to quickly adapt as the players make unexpected decisions? HELL YES, that's exactly what worried me. I'd only had success in Shadowrun.


      But these people deserved a chance to be players. Deserved a chance to love the game I'd spent nearly 10 years making amazing memories in. I sit there and tell the stories of crazy characters friends and I played and the shenanigans we got up to. They deserve to have their own stories to tell others with elation in their eyes.


      I wrote my fateful message on the forum thread: "I can run D&D5e. Message me if you'd like to join and we'll set up a day that works for everyone."


      I started getting messages, one of them rallied the others and they picked a day and time: Tuesdays at 7:30pm EST. They picked a communication platform: Discord Skype. They picked a setting and a heroic theme.


      The first couple sessions were rocky. We had people calling in while delivering pizza, a couple never showed up. About 4 sessions in, one just disappeared. In the second session, I added 2 more players: both close friends of mine, one was on a podcast with me and had never D&D'd before, the other was my original GM - the one who first introduced me to the wide world of role playing. 


      As I expected, the Veteran took the reins on the group and began to show them that interacting with the NPCs of the world was just as important as interacting with other player characters. His character learned of troubles on trade routes and at the city walls, and requested the king's leave to end the attacks. He gathered the Player Characters to his cause, having witnessed their prowess in competitions held as part of a celebration in the city.


      Suddenly, five unlikely heroes were trudging through the woods in the frozen mountains of a Skyrim-like kingdom. They fought Orcs. They hunted Orcs. They captured an Orc and forced it to take them to its home. They learned that not everything is as it seems. They stopped a plot by the King's own sister to coerce the local Orcs to dismantle her brother's city. They became honored heroes.


      I had gone through all the info from the short campaign I'd run in 4e. I was in Uncharted territory! No...wait. This group had handled the campaign far differently from the group years earlier... and I'd come up with new characters and hooks that fit the same plot. I'd been in uncharted territory all along, and things had been fine. Everyone was having fun.


      "Okay," I said. "Let's see what happens next." I dived into the countries of origin of the players - I'd earlier drawn a map of the continent and described each nation, letting the players pick where they were from and working with them to develop a couple family members and cultural dynamics.


      The player characters had just hit Lv 3, so they all had paths* (*class specializations) now. The Paladin had chosen to take an Oath of Vengeance for his path, so I needed to set up something big and important for him to avenge. I told them that amid the festivities in honor of their heroic actions, a Dragonborn had appeared in the city and requested to see the Dragonborn player character. the PC met his uncle in the city's hospital and the older man recounted how their home had been attacked and devastated by an ancient evil dragon. He then warned the younger dragonborn away from the island nation of his birth. The player swore his Oath and asked the party to help him liberate his home.


      Not wanting things to be transparent, linear, and easy (and also knowing the group had no way to travel the huge distance between their current location and their destination), I came up with another story line at this moment. They went to the newly saved king and asked him, as his heroes, for transportation to the island nation of the Dragonborn. He decided to use them as an example to reinstate mercenary companies within his kingdom, assuming they swear their loyalty to him. He gave them a commission and their first mission: to aid an ally in distress on his behalf. He would give them a set of horses to get them to this allied nation's capital at which point the horses would become theirs. They would be expected to broker peace between this ally and the foreign power they're entangled with.


      It's really fun to watch their interactions shape the world around them, near and far. They're not well-known in the new lands they travel now, but there are a few elements preceding them that may cause them more trouble than they expect!


      I got a little deeper into it than I intended. I got caught up recounting their story. Suffice it to say I found stories in me and inspired by my players that have been more rewarding than I could have hoped to play out with them each week. As we close in on 1 year, thank you all for being part of this adventure with me!


      @kaosblack21 @JDunlap @eltoroguaco @BillyRage @Bobomcgraw @Dude1999 and more whose RT names I can't find!


      It all (kinda) started here:

      http://roosterteeth.com/forum/board-games-%26-tabletop-games/topic/3213935?page=1#post-33216063


    • This that should have been in the last journal

      3 months ago

      Shagrazir

      A couple highlights slipped through on the last journal cuz I was focusing on Guardian stuff, but I think I do a disservice to good friends by not mentioning them.


      First, got my annual hug from the ever fishy @Caszie! We talked fish for a while and bonded over the stupidity of the Mola Mola. If you don't know, go educate yourself. You can't make this up.


      I crawled through some bars and got a hug from my friend Anna. We seriously don't get to hang out enough and I'm so glad for the chance at RTX. See you again next year!


      I caught @Myshu in the hallway near a panel I was teching and got a hug and chatted about art projects. She's awesome, go check her out now!


      @Felix expressed his gratitude on our way out of the ACC at wrap time. Always good to see you mate. Keep wrestling.


      I ... think that covers all the highlights of my social interactions.Good people whom I care about. Thanks for spending time with me guys. you're all why I love RTX!

    • RTX2017

      3 months ago

      Shagrazir

      So RTX came and went. It's the one real connection I have to the community I've loved for so long and I look forward to it every year. Once again, I donned the mantle of Guardian of Technology and helped to make the show the best it could be. 


      I love camping Meeting Room 6 in the ACC. They always seem to schedule the secret best panels in there! Once again I had the Martial Artists showing off their moves mocapped for RWBY and RvB. I also had the 2D art leads getting krunk and drawing dicks. It's a very enjoyable experience setting up the computers, working with the panelists to get their media ready to show the world, and then streaming the audio and visuals to people at home who couldn't be at RTX. It's very rewarding, even if in the moment it can seem tedious or challenging.


      Add to that, the fact that I always get amazing Panel Guardians to help make it all happen. These guys work their butts off managing the lineup outside the room, getting people safely into and out of the seats, and generally helping me make sure the panel goes off without a hitch. You've never seen someone run until a panelist hands the walking mic to a panel guardian and points at an eager attendee in the back of the room! So big shout out to @NicoleKelly for managing Rm 6's attendees and making my weekend very enjoyable. There were two other Panel Guardians, but they haven't friended me yet :P Julie and Derek, I think I got the names right....Thank you guys. Keeping the lonely tech guardian company between panels is now part of the job.


      Biggest of shout outs and highest of fives to the whole of Tech Team, each year we get better at keeping the fires out and keeping the streams running. You guys are all Awesome. Except @Blutonian, he's from Jersey. :P Loooove you, Mike. <3


      The condo gets more interesting each year, too. This time we had @JDunlap around the whole weekend! Many laughs and much mischief were got up to with @WomanFriday, @kaosblack21, @ChaosKrys, @tonyski, Caled (@Chernobyl) and Brett Omura, and their friend Hayley (sp?). Never Forget Jackbox and Forza @RTX2017. It's always the Nazis.


      Looking forward to next year. Been weeks and still haven't fixed my sleep schedule since the show. That's my quick rundown. There is so much detail and so many antics I haven't got into. I may going forward, but I promise nothing.

    • Feeling Accomplished

      6 months ago

      Shagrazir

      Not everything in my life is peaches and cream right now, but I could be doing a lot worse and my heart goes out to those who are.


      I've got a good engineering job and am looking for one located closer to Boston.

      I have good self-esteem but I know my limits.

      I'm trying to eat better and exercise more - an area for improvement.

      I have good friends who care about me.


      These are all things I'm thankful for right now, but they're not why I feel accomplished.


      This past weekend, my friend picked up the parts and he and I spent all day under our cars. Nine hours of struggling with bolts and breaking tools. But at the end of the day, we had one working car.


      Sadly, we were unable to remove the bolts from his differential and were thereby waylaid from completing the work. My car, on the other hand, was very cooperative and within a few hours we had the problem fixed.


      Sparing you the technical details, I had a leak in my axle and had to take everything apart to fix it. You have to disconnect the axle shaft from inside the differential to remove the thing and that held us up for a while - we had to remove the whole emergency brake assembly and then the ABS sensor assembly. Then we got to the seal. The new one we got was just a sheetmetal cap with the lid cut out and replaced with a rubber skirt. Simple design. So I imagined the old one was the same and should be removed easily. Sadly it was shaped completely differently and required utter destruction to remove. But after the fit was thrown and the tools were broken, the part came out and the new one went in. We reassembled everything which took less time than taking it apart but felt like it took longer. We refilled the differential with oil - it took 2 forking quarts! Luckily I'd bought 2, one for my car and one for his - then we test drive it and were satisfied.


      Why is this such an accomplishment? Because I had taken my car in the for 125k tune up and they told me the leak would cost up to $700 to fix because they MIGHT break the ABS sensor in the process. I told them to leave it alone, and a month later I fixed it myself for less than $50 in parts. of course, it took us 9 hours of dicking around with it and at mechanics' rates plus parts we'd have been looking at about $1000 repair. But our time is free when we work for ourselves so I'm pocketing that $1000.


      It feels good doing work on my car successfully. Now I have to tackle the ventilation system for the cabin....the fans and AC stopped working.

    • Life update (short-ish)

      11 months ago

      Shagrazir

      Last week was thanksgiving 2016 and for the holiday, my family took a week-long trip to Iceland. None of us had been to Iceland before and we had a great time. We visited the cities of Reykjavik and Keflavik, and spent two days out on the peninsula of Snaefellsnes. We saw the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). We ate Icelandic foods. We saw the geyser at Geysir. We saw the falls at Gullfoss. I watched the Aurora dance across the sky from a hot tub out in 25-degree weather. It was a fun trip.


      On the flip side, I lost a week of work for this trip as I am a contractor and don't get vacation pay, so now I'm out a couple thousand in income :\ Such is the price of worldly experiences.


      Upon returning home, I used the available upgrade on my cellular plan to change from my Windows Phone (Nokia Lumia 928) to a Google Pixel. I was actually surprised to find that it did not use a google proprietary OS. It's running Android 7.1. I am still currently in the "hate it cuz it's different" phase of the switch over. I loved my windows phone and am very disheartened that MicroSoft let such a good product flounder and die. (I changed over not because I wanted to but because the phone was almost 4 years old and the integral battery was warping the case with its expansion. Good time to move on.)


      I also picked up my latest luxury purchase (I try to be frugal more often than I am frivolous). I ordered a pistol from Massachusetts Firearms School. I like to go to the range with my friend whenever we have time and shoot some paper targets (I'm still not very good). I have had my eye on the P227 by Sig Sauer for a long time and have just been waiting for MA to legalize it (almost the entirety of the P200 series is MA legal, but they're dragging their feet on a couple members). I just haven't been excited about the price. A gun of that quality and caliber will run you anywhere from $800-1200. Yikes. Sig is a highly acclaimed company for their reliability and the quality of their designs. I would count myself lucky to possess one of their products. So, when my friend texted me about a sale at MFS, I jumped on their site to see what it was. I was greeted by a model I was unfamiliar with: SP2022 by Sig Sauer. It seemed like a less-luxury, stripped down variant of the P200 series pistols, which used a polymer frame as opposed to a steel one. It still looked to have the Sig quality I was accustomed to, but it was no P227. Then I saw the price. $480 for a pistol by Sig is .. well I'd never ehard of Sig so inexpensive. Apparently, the SP2022 was a short run that had been discontinued and MFS was clearing out its stock. So there you have it, the story of how I got my first-ever pistol.


      Sorry, that got long. I feel like extra care must be taken when discussing firearms in the climate of today's USA. I have to make sure potential readers understand that I'm a recreational target shooter and not a danger.


      Anyways, tl;dr: got new phone, got a nice gun for cheap, went to Iceland for Thanksgiving with family and had an awesome time. took lots of pictures which are on facebook.

    • That thing that people are doing.

      1 year ago

      Shagrazir

      I got tagged by @JDunlap. That means I have to do things against my will cuz I've lost control of my life.


      General: 

      Username: Shagrazir

      From: Boston, MA

      FIRST member: Yes

      Date Joined: 4/10/13

      Last Signed in: Usually signed in, check weekdays cuz work is boring sometimes.

      Rooster Teeth Content:  

      First Rooster Teeth Video you saw: Red vs. Blue: Season 1, Episode 1

      Last Podcast you watched: Somewhere in the 200s

      Favorite member of the Rooster Teeth Cast & Crew: I have had the most interaction with @digigargoyle and he is a cool dude and a good friend who is there for people. I've always loved Geoff's attitude, and Burnie is very inspiring, but few things top Matt Hullum's annual tearful thank you to the Guardians at RTX.

      Did you watch a RT video today: Yes

      If yes Which one: rewatched RWBY S4E2 

      Favorite RT Series: Red vs. Blue

      Favorite RT video: Noted to Death, RT Shorts


      RT Site:  

      Current Number Of Notifications: 2 

      Name of first Journal: I'm Slow, Thanks for Noticing

      Name of you latest Journal: MineCraft Realm!

      Last Photo you uploaded: Current profile pic

      Last Thread you commented on: The Guardian chat for 2016

      First group in your group list: League of Legends

      Last Private message sent to: @Xcalante


      Achievement Hunter:  

      Gamer Score/ Total Trophies: 16,215

      Team Lads or Team Gents: Gents

      Favorite Achievement Hunter: Ryan, then Michael. Miss Ray...

      Minecraft Skin: Isaac Clarke

      Favorite AH show: Let's Play Minecraft


      The Community   

      Favorite Group: Player 4 Podcast

      Have you gone to a community event: RTX13, 14, 15, 16, RTNE meetup 2015

      Favorite Fellow Community member: My P4 Podcast co-hosts, and @jack


      Tagging: I don't usually like bothering people with this chainmail junk, but I like you guys and the community has felt so disjointed since the site update, so please forgive me. Also, if you've already been tagged and done it, don't worry.


      @Xcalante, @Myshu, @BillyRage, @Caszie, @Bobomcgraw


    • MineCraft Realm!

      1 year ago

      Shagrazir

      @JDunlap @kaosblack21 @WomanFriday @TsukiKiba and more have gotten together to make a Minecraft Realm! Here are some images of things we've been working on!


      http://roosterteeth.com/user/Shagrazir/albums/1523...

    • Who's There?

      1 year ago

      Shagrazir

      Another Secret, Page 7.


      Two large eyes loomed in the darkness outside his window. Nerevar could see a clawed finger extending over the outer sill, its nail poised against the wooden frame. Hope spilled into those eyes and a feline nose twitched between them as he watched from the other side of the glass. Slowly, his addled mind began piecing things together.


      “Laurelie?” Nerevar whispered, exasperated, at the window pane.


      The eyes drew closer and the outline of a feminine face became clear in the gloom. She nodded and looked expectantly at the latch on Nerevar’s side of the window. Feeling a flush of relief, Nerevar drew back the curtain completely and unlatched the window. Drawing the frame into the room on its hinges, he extended his hand and a leather-gloved claw took it. He pulled gently and a small shadow plopped into the room.


      Down on all fours, looking around with wide eyes, Laurelie, the razor-claw Shifter who had accompanied Nerevar on his quest to restore the gods’ influence on the world, took in her surroundings. Nerevar crouched next to her, somewhat bewildered at her appearance but happy to see his old friend. She’d been away for the last several months on Realm business.


      Since they’d saved his son two years ago, most of Nerevar’s group had been working in new positions directly for the King of the Realm, Russell. Laurelie had been made a spymaster or somesuch, gathering information on the King’s enemies.


      Finally, she met his gaze. He looked expectantly at her, hoping for a ‘Hello’ if not an explanation of why she came to his window in the middle of the night rather than use the door. She hesitated a moment with uncertainty playing across her eyes, then a grin split her lips and she launched herself at him.


      With a muffled thump, they hit the rug and Nerevar felt the wind knocked from his lungs…again. They were both very slight of frame and they’d both been crouching so the noise they made wasn’t loud. It didn’t even wake Lorana. Laurelie hugged him for a long moment as he lay on his back trying to force air back into his chest.


      “I told you,” she said, lifting herself off him, her eyes fond. “It’s Kyrna.”


      *****


      End Page 7. End Chapter One.

    • h8ers gonna h8

      1 year ago

      Shagrazir

      Another Secret, Page 6.


      The small avian dinosaur with shimmering gold and rainbow-sheened feathers sighed unhappily as his best mate and life-line left the bed. Two years earlier, Nerevar had defied Corellon and all the other gods of this world to strike a deal with its most ancient creator, Gryzmish. Having seen the senselessness of the war between these goliaths of the pantheon, Nerevar coerced the other gods into accepting Gryzmish and his dinosaur races in exchange for regaining the ability to influence the world and its people. In thanks, Gryzmish had granted Nerevar’s request to tie Kal’s life to Nerevar’s own. As long as one of them lived, so would the other. Of course, tying his life energy to a creature so vastly different from himself had brought with it a plethora of other changes for Nerevar. He could now naturally see strong sources of magic energy, without the need of a Detection spell, for one. For another, his normally gold hair had taken on a rainbow sheen, displaying the same colors as Kal’s wing feathers as light played across it.


      Nerevar leaned back and scratched the Quetzal behind its ear.


      “I’ll bring you a snack,” he whispered so as not to wake Lorana.


      Kal brightened and nodded his head vigorously. Kal liked snacks, no matter the time of day or night, Nerevar knew. He tip-toed onto the rug and began to move toward the door of the chamber. He stopped suddenly, hearing a noise. There was a small scratching, like fingernails or claws on wood. Nerevar swallowed hard and beads of sweat formed on his brow as he considered what might be making the noise.


      I already woke from the dream, right? He’d found comfort in waking, and it worried him to think he might still be asleep.


      The scratching was so similar to what he’d heard from within the tree. But that had been a dream, hadn’t it? Next to the table, before reaching the door, was a large window with heavy glass panes hidden behind a crushed velvet curtain to keep the sun from waking him too early. The scratching seemed to be coming from there.


      Something outside the window, perhaps?


      Again, Nerevar took up a defensive posture and slowly approached the sound. He reached out a wavering hand and gripped the soft fabric. He took one calming breath, then pulled back the curtain as fast as he could, prepared to strike whatever was there with his other hand.


      End Page 6.

    • Still going.

      1 year ago

      Shagrazir

      Another Secret, Page 5.


      The ground was replaced by sky as Nerevar tripped backward over his warm traveling companion. He hit the ground hard and the breath was knocked from his lungs. His vision shuddered, spun, and then darkened.


      Desperately trying to regain his senses, Nerevar forced his eyes open, gasping, and tried to stand. He was weighed down by thick, warm fabric and found that the formerly hard earth squished beneath his struggling. Confused, he stilled himself and cast a wide-eyed gaze around him. His green-within-green, pupil-less eyes found a darkened, well-furnished room. Wooden slats lined the walls and kept the heat of a now dark hearth in. There was a small table with two chairs along one wall and a large double door on the adjoining wall. He was nuzzled into a four-poster bed of masterfully carved and stained wood. Grooves spiraled their way up the posters to a velvet cover of indiscernible dark color and from it cascaded sheer curtains of light blue. There was a plush-looking carpet on the floor along with several pillows for sitting and several more pillows for sleeping which had clearly fallen from the bed during Nerevar’s thrashing.


      Struggling, Nerevar rolled onto his side and found the pale, pleasant face of an Elven woman sleeping beside him. It was almond-shaped with large, though closed, eyes. The face was framed by sandy brown or dark blonde hair that fell at least to her shoulder and then disappeared beneath the blankets. A pointed ear protruded slightly between locks of the hair. She sighed contentedly in her sleep, not having noticed Nerevar’s spasm and momentary unrest.


      It was just a dream, he thought to himself. Just another bad dream. Been having a lot of those lately….


      Then Nerevar paused and chuckled softly to himself. He never used to dream; his people, the Eladrin, didn’t sleep. They would enter a light trance to rest, during which they were completely aware of the world around them. Very occasionally, an Eladrin would see images, even scenes during his trance. These were generally said to be information sent by Corellon to be acted upon by the recipient.


      I guess I really have ‘gone native.’


      Nerevar slowly shifted his weight out from under the blankets and over the edge of the bed. He stood, still somewhat disoriented, in the dark room. As he stretched, one arm grasping the other over his head, he heard a soft Coo from the bed. Curled up on one of the pillows by the headboard, situated carefully between Nerevar and his female companion, Lorana, was Kal.


      End Page 5.

  • About Me

    Mechanical Engineer in New England. Multiple time Tech Team Guardian for RTX Austin. Say hi, ask me about D&D.
    Xbox Gamer
    PC Gamer
    Role Player (D&D, White Wolf)
    GM (Shadowrun, D&D)
    Caucasian male

    Watched RvB since Season 1, waited 10 years to join the site.
    Looking forward to getting more involved in the RT community and making up for lost time.

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    Love RTShorts, Vines, Podcast, Animated Adventures...basically everything!

    Best video opening ever: Let's Play Minecraft Episode 47

  • Comments (47)

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

      9 months ago

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

      1 year ago

      Congrats on being the featured user today!

      • Shagrazir

        1 year ago

        Thank you! I apologize for not responding sooner, I was out of town and my phone doesn't like making posts on this site :\

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

      1 year ago

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    • Caszie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fishy Queen

      1 year ago

      HAPPY DAY OF LOVE!!!!!!

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      <3 <3 <3

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

      2 years ago

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      • Shagrazir

        2 years ago

        Thank you, Joseph. I only just saw this because I never received a notification about it :\

    • haylez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Guardian 2015

      2 years ago

      In the spirit of warm fuzzies, HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!! Hope you have a good, and relaxing day! I know I could have texted you BUT THIS IS MORE FUNNNNN

      • Shagrazir

        2 years ago

        I never got a notification about this. What gives RT site? Y U NO TELL ME?!

    • tonyski change is scary

      3 years ago

      Weren't you the one who had the hack to update your phone with the dev thing to Windows 8.1? If so then please link. Only one I can find requires a 20$ purchase to be an app dev.

      • Shagrazir

        3 years ago

        they're in the process of releasing it now. It's in like final stages of testing, but you'd still have had to wait for your carrier to push it to you and MS knows those guys drag their feet.

      • tonyski change is scary

        3 years ago

        There we go. finally updating my phone.

        Watch, Verizon releases 8.1 next week for the Icon.

      • Shagrazir

        3 years ago

        So I just typed "Windows 8.1 preview for developers" into google and this was result #1.

        dev.windows.com/en-us/develop/devpreview

        That seems to have everything you need. Links and all.

      • tonyski change is scary

        3 years ago

        yes plz

      • Shagrazir

        3 years ago

        Yeah. There was a website Microsoft set up. It explained how to sign up as a dev, link that account on your phone and then get the Preview for Developers. Microsoft said they used the phrase "for Developers" to bypass the phone companies, but it was for whoever wanted 8.1 without waiting for their provider to push the update out. Let me try to find the link.

    • Caszie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fishy Queen

      3 years ago

      Have a great day! smiley12.gif

      • Caszie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fishy Queen

        3 years ago

        Always here for ya, babe. If you ever need some melodrama in your life, you know where to find me. :3 I hope things get better soon. I really do miss seeing you around the site.

      • Shagrazir

        3 years ago

        I think I'm still seeking a muse. I go to work and make money. I go home and I chat with friends and play games with them.I'm just missing something and I haven't found it yet. I still get sad a lot so that's fun...
        But I want to say thank you for continuing to send me messages. They really brighten my day knowing someone is thinking of me. smiley12.gif

      • Caszie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fishy Queen

        3 years ago

        I hope I made the right choice! It's going to be awfully awkward if I put in all this work and decide I hate children. ;3 I haven't seen you around the site in forever! I miss your face! I hope life is perking up a bit and all is well. smiley12.gif

      • Shagrazir

        3 years ago

        work work.

        Thank you! I'm glad to hear that classes are going well, if keeping you busy. Sounds like you got just the right fit for choice of major.

    • Caszie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fishy Queen

      3 years ago

      I hope you are doing well!!! smiley12.gif

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      • Caszie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fishy Queen

        3 years ago

        I get it completely, darlin'. You have every right to feel how you do. But don't let it get you down too much, alright? Life happens as it should. It was how it was meant to go from the very beginning. Feel what you need to feel, get happy again, and then go find the next amazing girl who will be your everything. smiley12.gif

      • Shagrazir

        3 years ago

        I'm working on it. getting better all the time. But it really hits you hard when someone you've known and loved for five years suddenly changes completely, offers no explanation, and walks right out of your life. It sets you reeling a bit. It took three months for it to even sink in and actually hit me.

      • Caszie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fishy Queen

        3 years ago

        I understand. I can't wait for happy you to com back though! I miss you! smiley12.gif You could always talk about fish if you need something interesting to talk about. Or we could be melodramatic! We could be SO melodramatic!

      • Shagrazir

        3 years ago

        I've been lurking, but I just haven't been able to put any thoughts down on here. Figure I'll do my moping in private and post things here when I actually have something interesting to say.

      • Caszie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fishy Queen

        3 years ago

        I noticed you haven't been very active on the site lately..... I'm here if ya need me, okay? You are an amazing human being. I absolutely adore your soul. I hope life gets kinder to you soon. smiley12.gif

      • Shagrazir

        3 years ago

        Hello there! I'm OK. Lost in my thoughts and trying to get work done at the same time, but otherwise surviving. Slowly recovering from the loss I've previously talked about.

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    • Caszie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fishy Queen

      3 years ago

      You are wonderful. :3 smiley12.gif

      • Caszie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fishy Queen

        3 years ago

        You are the best! smiley0.gif

      • Shagrazir

        3 years ago

        I just try to be a good friend.

    • Concupis The Healer

      3 years ago

      Hey have you uploaded your photos yet?????!!!!???!??!?!??!??!???!

      • Shagrazir

        3 years ago

        Still gotta get the ones off my phone, but otherwise did it!

      • Shagrazir

        3 years ago

        Doing it!

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

      3 years ago

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      • Shagrazir

        3 years ago

        I started a few days ago. I have a good idea what it will look like. only limit now is skill.

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

        3 years ago

        Might start working on this today.

      • Shagrazir

        3 years ago

        Oh goodness! Ok, I'll do my best!

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

      3 years ago

      It's February so I'm writing a nice note to all my RT friends. Really glad I got to chill with you at RTX last year! So fun! I thought it was hilarious how I put the room number in the meet and greet thread and you and Concupis just showed up. Hope to see you at the next one!

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

        3 years ago

        Yep...rough.

      • Shagrazir

        3 years ago

        They raised the price of admission and they're not doing hotel discounts? Man, that sucks.

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

        3 years ago

        They said no hotel discounts for RTX this year. I might stay at a condo this year, so no hotel. But it could change. Still I'll see you!

      • Shagrazir

        3 years ago

        You absolutely will! I'm really glad you did, we had a great time with you guys! Thanks for taking in a couple of noobies and making us feel welcome :)
        We'll likely be staying at Hyatt Place again, assuming we get RTX discounts again.

        Post edited 2/12/14 9:06AM

    • BluClw

      3 years ago

      Sorry man. Just turned on that laptop and its not detecting the hard drive. Not sure why yet. At this point I can just tell it isn't spinning. Considering its on a 386 16mhz with a whopping 4 mb of ram, my guess is that the motor turned to dust long ago and I've just been wasting my time carrying a paperweight around. But I'll take it to work where I have tools.

    • Shinny

      4 years ago

      Hey dude thx for the add!
      I don't know you and you don't know me, but that's about to change
      I'm Mr.Shinny Godfather of the confetti mobsters

      • Shagrazir

        4 years ago

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        you're quite welcome.

      • Shinny

        4 years ago

        Thank you,tumblr_lo8csfS55d1qdzwfwo1_500.gif

      • Shagrazir

        4 years ago

        Pleasure to meet you Mr. Shinny! I don't have an awesome title, but we can pretend I do. I admire your work with Confetti, you're quite spectacular at welcoming all the new members :)

  • Questions answered by Shagrazir

    Since graduating, most of work has been with relatively static systems - how to mount tech to moving products is still a statics question. But I don't see why I couldn't take a look at a machine design question and give some input. I just haven't actually designed one, start to finish, since college.