My name is Abbey. I've been a community member since 2013, and a dedicated fan of Rooster Teeth for even longer than that. Even though I am a huge fan, I've never really used the community feature, so today I've decided to change that. Let's go.
Who am I?
I am a graphic design artist, vlogger, and doer of things. I come from a small town in Alabama with a population of ~2,000 people. That's where I went to elementary and high school. Then, I went to college in a neighboring city for about a year. My husband and I got married in 2014, moved to Virginia, and I completed 2 years at another college there. Then, we discovered we will be doing a lot of moving around the country/world, I got fed up with transferring college credits, and decided to switch to an online art school where I could get my degree no matter where I was in the world. We lived in San Diego, CA for five months, Newport, RI for one month, and now we have been living in Sasebo, Japan for almost a year and a half. We are currently preparing to move back to California here in a couple of months.
I like art, and I have liked all kinds of art since I was a little kid. I spent the first 17 years of my life planning to go to veterinary college because everyone told me that artists never make money. I love animals, so I was okay with it, but it wasn't exactly what I wanted. Thankfully, when I was a junior in high school, the world of graphic design was introduced to me and I decided to pursue it! I'm proud to say that I graduated with my Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design in August of 2018! I haven't really started working-working yet, but I occasionally take on commissions. Since moving to Japan, I decided to start a YouTube channel where I mostly do vlogs, but who knows where it will go in the future!
Oh, and I would be remiss if I didn't mention my dog, Laxus. He's a Belgian Tervuren and also the goodest boi. He is semi-famous on the interwebs. A couple of years ago, a video of him wearing reindeer antlers went viral, and now it get's shared every Christmas time! I made an Instagram account for him, so if you want to see lots of cute pics of my dog, check him out here: https://www.instagram.com/laxu...
How did I discover Rooster Teeth?
When I was a kid, there was this channel I would put on TV that was about video games. I loved video games, despite not having access to some of the latest and best games. One night, they had a little segment about these guys who were turning video games into movies! I had no idea that they were talking about Rooster Teeth, Red vs. Blue, or Halo, but I loved the concept of it! I remember immediately running to our family desktop computer and playing around with voice recordings until I could make my voice sound like it was coming through a radio like the characters in RvB.
Fast forward to when I was 16. I had just started dating my future husband who introduced me to Halo. We played a lot of Halo Reach together at his house. One day, he tells me that there's this internet show he has been watching for years that he thinks I will love. Guess what it was, guys! It was Red vs. Blue! I had totally forgotten about the segment on TV that I had seen when I was a kid, but as soon as the first episode started playing, I remembered it immediately. I fell in love with the show and have watched it through several times.
Eventually, I started watching other shows and listening to podcasts. The RT Podcast quickly became our favorite thing to listen to anytime me and my husband took a road trip (Gus, Gavin, Barbara, Burnie, and Gus are my dream team, ya'll). Rooster Teeth began producing new content, and A LOT of it! I've fallen in love with Camp Camp, Day 5, and several other things they have produced since then. I know I haven't been a fan as long as most of you, and boy I wish I had been following them since the beginning, but I have seen this company grow so much in the short time I've kept up with them, and it makes me SO happy! Everything about Rooster Teeth feels so genuine. The personalities, the relationships between people, and the content they produce... everyone is driven and passionate about what they are doing, and you can see it in everything they produce.
I love Rooster Teeth. They make me laugh, they make me cry, and sometime they even make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
This is why I want to try to be more active in the community (I say "try" because I kind of suck at keeping up with things on a regular basis)!
All that being said...
I want to make friends and lasting connections within this community of people who all enjoy what Rooster Teeth offers. I've already participated with and made a few new friends via the Facebook group, so I figured it's about time I did it here, too!
Thank you all so much for reading this insanely long post. Please enjoy this Rooster Teeth themed Inktober drawing that I did this year as a thank you! Looking forward to getting to know some of you!
Oh, and feel free to follow me on social media!