mbowerman

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    • I met Burnie!!

      2 years ago

      mbowerman

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      @Burnie had tweeted a while back about doing a panel at Sundance this year:

      Taken from his Twitter account on January 11:
      "I will be at Sundance on Friday Jan 23 at 11:30AM to talk about film funding. I hear there might be something Lazer-related to see..."

      For already living in Utah, I took this as an opportunity not to miss. And on top of that, I'd never been to Sundance before, so I thought I might as well do it at some point in my life.
      The experience was more than worth it. I got to the panel a few minutes late, so unfortunately I didn't get to go in to see the panel, but they were kind enough to let me and a few others watch from outside while they recorded the panel ("Financing Through the Power of Fans", link here). After the panel was over, Burnie and Ashley (@Jinx) went outside and just stayed there talking with everyone who was there to see them and the Lazer Team footage. (That was pretty awesome as well '“ he had to show it on his laptop, but regardless it was good to see the hard work put into it so far.)

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      I got a picture with Ashley too! This was my first time meeting anyone from Rooster Teeth, so I wanted to make sure I got everyone I could. (Also, the guy with the hat in the background of this picture came all the way from Florida!)

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      Burnie answering the many questions we had for him, about Lazer Team, RT, and such.

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      This doesn't even capture everyone who came out to meet them, there were probably a few more dozen who just weren't in frame.

      I did take one of the few pieces of RT merchandise that I have for them to sign as well, the Best Red Vs. Blue DVD Ever. Of All Time. And on top of that, I saw a few other famous people: Julian Smith, who I talked very briefly to and shook his hand; Joe Penna, known as MysteryGuitarMan on YouTube and whose selfie with me is below; and Jason Segal, who walked out of the building where the panel was while we were hanging out with Burnie and Ashley. (Tried to get a picture of him, but he said no because of all the people there. Understandable.)
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      Was it worth the hour of driving to Sundance, half an hour to find parking, $25 to park, and waiting another hour just for the panel to finish? Oh yes.

      Also, if you were there at the meetup, feel free to send a friend request on here! I need more reasons to use the social media aspect of this site.

    • Lazer Team

      3 years ago

      mbowerman

      I know it's been a long time (very long time) since I've posted anything on here. I think the last update of any sort was when I changed my profile to the picture that Luke McKay made for me a while ago... Anyway, I did want to say on here that I'm now a proud supporter of Rooster Teeth's newest venture, Lazer Team. Links are provided on the front page to their kickstarter page, and while they're already close to the goal they set for themselves it would be amazing to see them pass that goal and get even farther than they even dreamed. Here's my reasoning why:
      Rooster Teeth is a company that initially survived on members of the site here paying for sponsorships, $10 a year. That was enough for them to make Red vs Blue and get it spread around the internet, which then garnered more people to come and pay these sponsorships. Now, in addition to the merchandise that they sell and the profit they make with the sponsorships, the quality and quantity of what they've been making annually has only gone up. New shows have been made, other companies pay them for advertising, and again the quality of their work has increased dramatically.
      This kickstarter is no different than a sponsorship, in my opinion. Rooster Teeth is a company that I already know makes content I enjoy (most of which I can enjoy regardless of whether or not I pay for it). But I'd love to see them go farther. I'd love to see them make more. I'd love to be part of everything they do, and while I'm not the richest guy in the world, nor do I live anywhere near Austin TX, the contribution I can make is one that I'm happy to sacrifice. Because I know it's going towards a good cause. I know it will be used for something awesome. And when it's all said and done, I'll be proud to say that I helped them make this dream a reality.
      At the time of writing, they're only about $60,000 away from their goal, less than 1/10 away from their intended target. I feel certain that they're going to pass this goal some time tomorrow, and again I would love to see this goal passed or even doubled for this new project's sake.



      On a semi-related note, does anyone think this is the "Day 5" project that's been mentioned so many times before? Burnie says in the indiegogo video that they've been working on this for years, and now that they've moved to Stage 5 in Austin, I can't help but think it's all connected...

    • RvB Season 11 Finale

      4 years ago

      mbowerman

      FINALLY. I know Miles took the reigns for this season, and after his work in Season 10 I'm glad he did it. And even going back to full machinima style, it felt and looked great the whole time through.
      SPOILERS:
      And Carolina is back. Finally. Before actually seeing the post-credits scene, I figured it would be her talking to Locus since she was listed in the credits.
      Next season is gonna be SWEET.

    • Mini rant: live streaming on the site

      4 years ago

      mbowerman

      Like pretty much everything on the Rooster Teeth site, I thoroughly enjoy the podcasts that they do a couple times a week. Particularly the spoilercasts; even for things like Game of Thrones, which I haven't seen yet, or Breaking Bad, which I watched in anticipation of watching the show, I love the discussion that these guys bring to the table. But one thing that does irk me a bit is the lagginess (is that a word?) when trying to watch it live. For example, I've been trying to watch the Ender's Game one that, at the time of writing, is currently going on. I know my internet connection isn't bad, because I'm still able to do everything else on here just fine, but it feels like I've been able to hear less than half of the actual thing due to the stream stopping, buffering, then jumping to catch up. And I almost always go back and rewatch the whole thing anyway once it's released normally, usually still here on the site rather than on YouTube, so I don't miss it in the end. But I know they've commented before how much lower their live audience is than those who watch/listen after they release it through their various outlets. Personally, I don't usually watch it live for that reason. I don't know if it's a traffic issue, because usually I watch the sponsor-early screenings of RvB, RWBY, etc. and those always seem to play all right, despite thousands of others trying to watch it at the same time as me. But I feel like I'd be more excited to watch it live if I didn't have to deal with the constant buffering going on.
      www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_ZvkrLkQxY seems to sum up my feelings sometimes.
      Again, I love all the content they put out, and feel like a faithful fan. And obviously they don't try to make is so that the stream messes up frequently. This is just one thing I'd like to see improved in the future.

    • Looking for 3DS Friends

      4 years ago

      mbowerman

      Hey there,
      I'm currently in the postgame for Pokémon Y. Gotta say, while it felt a little on the short side, it wasn't anything too unexpected for a main Pokémon series installment. Enjoyed every minute of it. However, something has come to my attention that, while not a horrible thing, could be fixed. I have very few friends through 3DS. Is there anyone who's playing that would want to exchange friend codes? (I feel pretty comfortable asking here on RT; the friends I have here have always felt pretty cool to me, despite having met very few of you in person.) In the postgame, there are certain things that are expanded based on how many friends you have and how far they've progressed through the story as well. So if you've got one of the new Pokémon games and are looking for people to add, feel free to let me know and add me as well. My code is 4398-9268-5222. Thanks!
      (Also, due to the way the site works for now, liking this post would help it get spread around... so... would you mind doing that as well? Thanks if you do!)

    • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!

      4 years ago

      mbowerman

      I attend school at Brigham Young University (which, for those who don't know, is in the middle of Utah in a city called Provo). We actually haven't had any classes or anything until today. Soooo.... yeah. Bring it on!

    • I'm in a YouTube video!

      4 years ago

      mbowerman

      And it's actually one that I didn't make myself!! I'm a fan/subscriber of The Completionist on YouTube, and this week he had an episode about Bubble Bobble. He also asked for some fan submissions to play the theme song to it, and the one I submitted got chosen to be part of it! Here's the link:
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      I appear around 12:27 in the video. I had some fun playing sax smiley0.gif

    • IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING WOLVERINE: SHARE IF YOU'D LIKE

      4 years ago

      mbowerman

      Not gonna reveal any spoilers, so don't worry. But to save you time, there's only one post-credits scene, and it's done the same way the first post-credits scene for The Avengers was done. You'll know when it comes up.

      If you do happen to stay until the end, there's a message saying that the work done in the film provided jobs for people that totaled 15,000 hours of work, something like that.

      That all being said and done, The Wolverine is a good movie and definitely has me geared up for Days of Future Past.

  • Comments (62)

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

      3 years ago

      Sorry about the delay, I was taking a test for one of my classes when you posted. If you're still available, I'm up to trading.

      • mbowerman

        3 years ago

        Any time!

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

        3 years ago

        Thanks a lot!

      • mbowerman

        3 years ago

        No problemo. Seadra's got the dragon scale on now, so whenever you get that egg just start the trade up again.

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

        3 years ago

        Not that I can think of. Thanks.

      • mbowerman

        3 years ago

        Totally fine with me. So this time around will be Sudowoodo (which you can keep), Slurpluff (so you can get an egg), and then you'll trade over a Seadra and I'll put a scale on it. Anything else?

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

        3 years ago

        Mind if I use it then? I've seen one Dragonair since I started hunting, and it didn't have a Scale.

      • mbowerman

        3 years ago

        Yup, I've already got Kingdra's data, so I don't need it anymore.

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

        3 years ago

        So you said you have a Dragon Scale to spare?

      • mbowerman

        3 years ago

        Lol sounds good

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

        3 years ago

        Will do. I'm on the verge of committing genocide on these Poliwhirls that keep appearing instead of the Dragonair.

      • mbowerman

        3 years ago

        Cool beans. I'm just sitting on a couch in a Pokémon Center, so start up a trade when you're ready.

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

        3 years ago

        That would be great.

      • mbowerman

        3 years ago

        Well, it's a Slurpluff already. If you wanna borrow it for a bit to get an egg, that'd be fine.

      • mbowerman

        3 years ago

        Zapdos no, Swirlix yes.

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

        3 years ago

        Do you have Zapdos or Swirlix?

      • mbowerman

        3 years ago

        Gotcha. Sylveon? Anything else you wanna Dex trade?

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

        3 years ago

        I know how to get one, just need to catch a Dragonair. And you don't have to worry about the Eeveelutions, as I'm breeding them. Got a suitable Jolteon and Leafeon ready to go.

      • mbowerman

        3 years ago

        I've got one you could use.

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

        3 years ago

        one moment, I seem to have... misplaced... my dragon scale.

      • mbowerman

        3 years ago

        I've got Sudo and five Eeveelutions ready to go if you want to start another trade.

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

        3 years ago

        ah okay. Thanks.

      • mbowerman

        3 years ago

        Like I said, you're welcome to just have mine if you want, which would make the Bonsly easy to get. I have one in White 2 that I'm waiting to transfer up anyway.

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

        3 years ago

        Yeah, it should be harder. Luckily I have a lvl 100 Aegislash with False Swipe. All I need is for the Sudowoodo to appear, or you to Dex trade it over. Though I should probably find one of my own because of Bonsly

      • mbowerman

        3 years ago

        They do, but they're just more annoying to get than Plusle/Minun due to the level. I don't have a Plusle/Minun with me anymore (I got one from a Wonder Trade and sent it right back out), which is why I mentioned it.

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

        3 years ago

        Right. The Sudowoodos should also appear in a horde with Trevenants in the forest.

      • mbowerman

        3 years ago

        I've got a Sudowoodo somewhere, so if you want that as well just to have you're welcome to it. As far as Plusle, I know they appear in hordes with Minun (or vice-versa, depending on whatever version you have).

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

        3 years ago

        Last one other than the Seadra. I'll start giving yours back now.

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

        3 years ago

        Sure

      • mbowerman

        3 years ago

        Do you want to teach Rhyperior Hammer Arm?

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

        3 years ago

        Right, forgot to give it that. Let's do the others, then I'll take care of that.

      • mbowerman

        3 years ago

        That Seadra will need a Dragon Scale to evolve.

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

        3 years ago

        Getting on now

      • mbowerman

        3 years ago

        Gotcha. I'm ready to go when you are, so hop online and start a trade with me.

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

        3 years ago

        Slight correction, I have a Tyrantrum, but it's my brother's and I don't want to mess with it in any way, as he'll want it back. He gave it to me for safekeeping as he restarted his game.

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

        3 years ago

        My top priority for dexing would be Xerneas and Zapdos. Though I'm also missing the Pokemon, and all evolutions of them, that I mentioned on the Thread. That is: Plusle, Swirlix, Zangoose, Tyrunt, Aerodactyl, Pinsir, Rotom (been working on getting one), or Sudowoodo

      • mbowerman

        3 years ago

        Gotcha. Anything you wanna borrow from me just for dex purposes?

        Post edited 12/03/13 2:40PM

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

        3 years ago

        I was hoping to start with the Pokemon that I have so far trained (Haunter/Scyther), though I also have a Seadra, Rhydon, Magmar, and Spritzee to trade evolve.

      • mbowerman

        3 years ago

        It's all good. What do you want to start with, and I'll get what I can in my party?

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

      4 years ago

      Can you put the link to the RT thread somewhere on the Google Doc?

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

        4 years ago

        Perfecto!

      • mbowerman

        4 years ago

        Got it fixed, the link is shorter now.

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

        4 years ago

        You can maybe change the text so it's short, but have it be a link?

      • mbowerman

        4 years ago

        If there's a way to do that in Google Docs, I'm unaware of it...

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

        4 years ago

        Haha, how come you put it way to the right? Can't you merge the top cells and put it in cell B1?

      • mbowerman

        4 years ago

        On it.
        EDIT: Done. Not sure if it's the best way to do it, but it made sense to me. That, and I don't like making obscenely bulky rows.

        Post edited 11/01/13 12:30PM

    • LiamMppl

      4 years ago

      Thanks for sorting the spreadsheet bro! Lifesaver!

    • Chergirl949

      5 years ago

      Well congrats on being back!
      Yea, he told me how you dropped by his school the other day. He was like "You'll never guess who came in the school today" It was pretty funny.
      Thanks for the congratulations! I am super happy to be married to him. :)

    • Chergirl949

      8 years ago

      I LOVE the sticker on your nintendo!

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

      8 years ago

      That sticker is hilarious.

    • Zotaku87

      8 years ago

      Awesome man, Thanks a lot! I'll let you know if it works out for me. smiley0.gif

    • Zotaku87

      8 years ago

      Cool, dude. Thanks. smiley1.gif

    • Zotaku87

      8 years ago

      Ohhhh God, those oven-baked smores look incredible. How exactly did you make them, if I may ask?

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

      8 years ago

      Thanks.

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

      8 years ago

      I'd rather be safe and greet everyone. I know lots of these new ones will be linked accounts. Hopefully they don't mind.

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

      8 years ago

      I see.

    • darkdrag609

      8 years ago

      hehe i feel dum now thanks lol

    • ElunaNuv

      8 years ago

      Yeah man, thanks, 'tis cool.

      Its the internet. Somehow I missed that announcement I guess. Well, ignorance isn't an excuse.

      Thanks for the heads up. If its a problem, I'm sure we'll all get over it.

      Post edited 4/02/09 1:39AM

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

      8 years ago

      That is something we are working on. Thanks for looking out though.

    • VocalDrummer

      8 years ago

      I am, though inactive more or less. My family, most of them are all still very strong and active members, but I guess the easiest way is to just say it in Utah terms and tell you that I'm one of those guys who strayed from the path.

      Not the easiest thing to admit to a fellow Utahn, but still an understandable one, more or less. Still support everything though if you know what I mean.

      That's pretty funny, I'm talking to someone on RvB that lives not too far from where I work. Have you ever heard of the A-1Driving School across from Gold's Gym on 9th east? That's where I work, though I live in Pleasant Grove. It's nice to know someone else dealing with the terrible "spring" that Utah is giving us, eh?

      And on that note, it's time for me to head to work. Nice to meet you man.

    • VocalDrummer

      8 years ago

      Dude, are you going to BYU, cuz your pic in the thread looks like one of The Y's apartment complexes (complex's, complexs...forget it).

    • TheCC

      8 years ago

      I like to keep the peace as best I can.

      plus I deal with bickering kids all day... that's the last think I want to deal with on the internet.

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