Triggered by Social Media - #459

Rooster Teeth Podcast: Triggered by Social Media - #459

Join Gus Sorola, Blaine Gibson, Chris Demarais, and Jon Risinger as they discuss conflicts with one another, dreams, nude scenes, and more on this week's RT Podcast! This episode originally aired on September 25, 2017, sponsored by MeUndies (http://bit.ly/2aGm9yg), Skillshare (http://skl.sh/2hu231E), TrackR (http://bit.ly/2hskBPZ)

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

    1 month ago

    Diplomacy... yeah.... played that one. My friends called that "the game to break friendships"

    It gets difficult at some point, and you need to really separate the game from real life, because in the game you're inevitably going to deceive and betray someone at some point if you want to win.

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

    2 months ago

    can i apply for RT games department?

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

    2 months ago

    What is the best way to watch the original Blade Runner for the first time? the directors cut or original, I am super stoked to watch it for the first time and probably will re-watch it multiple times after, cannot decide which version will be best for my first viewing (before I watch the new one in cinemas)

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

    2 months ago

    i question on how he graduated period.

  • peckpogydah Peckpogydah

    2 months ago

    I thought Gravity looks horrible. It looked like their helmets visor was just a flat computer monitor with the actors faces on it. Completely took me out of the movie.

  • peckpogydah Peckpogydah

    2 months ago

    We exist in 4 dimensions. So, it's entirely possible for someone to dream about being in the 4 dimensions.   X,Y,Z, and Time. Where is Sally when you need her.

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

    2 months ago

    "blade runner is boring" how was Jon in charge of the film podcast 

  • TMeisterJ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Level 5 Laser Lotus

    2 months ago

    Jon is a fair and cool dude. He calls out bullshit as he see's it and breaks it down almost like a psychologist. 

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

    2 months ago

    World of Warcraft I'd say isn't likely to end soon at the very least. One of the core components being that players have an incredible amount of time and money invested in items, most notably extremely rare ones that some are still hunting from content that's years old. And its not quite like time has held them back visually either, new character models have been updates, although yes, a lot of the monsters have had major visual updates over long used models. Animations are being updated extensively and it really seems Blizz is very able to keep the game looking great. As a lore buff. Blizz has in a way, retconned a lot of the lore in many (in my honest opinion) positive ways, that now alter the preconceptions of many characters and factions. Overall this has led World of Warcraft to have a sort of visible horizon to where players will reach the climax of Azeroth. But at the same time its also sort of ensured a great deal of content required to give those stories its fair due, which likely will require at least a few expansions. But there is indeed a sort of 'end' looming, as characters are now taking on roles as leaders within their own classes, and Commanders of the Horde or the Alliance, that trend in itself likely to now push players to reach pinnacle roles as borderline leaders, at best a sort of second in command to the Horde's Warchief or Alliance's King.

    • peckpogydah Peckpogydah

      2 months ago

      The last expansion pac was supposed to be the last one. It's why I didn't play it. I didn't want to invest all that time in it just to have everything be deleted.

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

      2 months ago

      They stated in 2014 that they had the next 6 or 7 expansions planned out(vocally), thats roughly 10 years of content.

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

    2 months ago

    Both ends ejections? Educate yo'selves.


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

    2 months ago

    The Rise-donger

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

    2 months ago

    I feel really weird for weighing in on this, but trust me, you can poop and vomit at the same time.  My freshman year of college, I had some truly epic food poisoning and wound up ruining my favorite pajama pants because I couldn't stop throwing up long enough to get on the toilet.


    So yeah.  Not only possible, but extremely unpleasant.

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

    2 months ago

    The worst part about that last story is knowing I'm going to the gym this weekend and immediately checking out the olympic size barbell weights and saying "there's no way he got it stuck in that!"

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

    2 months ago

    I'm sure some people must hate Chris for the way his brain works and puts things together, but he is a gold mine of incredible quotes to be taken out of context.

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

    2 months ago

    Any other Betrayal at House on the Hill fans?? 

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

    2 months ago

    I think it'd be at latest 2035 before WoW shuts down their servers.
    Everquest 1's still got live servers, and it's got 5 years on WoW.
    Apparently if you're no longer providing much new content, MMOs become rather inexpensive to maintain and will remain profitable even with significantly lower playerbases.

    It may be 2020ish before they stop putting much development effort into new expansions, but it'll be decades beyond that when they shut down the servers. 

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

    2 months ago

    Is Chris telling me that he has never had a sudden or violent sneeze and a little piss came out??

    • bradym67 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Yeah for me it's literally the opposite. If I sneeze while peeing it comes out faster for that moment.

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

    2 months ago

    I blew someone's mind once when I explained the original concept of the fanny pack. That it was for cyclist and runners because their attire doesn't have pockets and it's worn behind to keep it out of the way. That's why it's called a fanny pack because it was originally worn above your fanny.

  • Linky37

    2 months ago

    ok jon's face when chris is talking about "only one thing coming out at once" is my favorite thing

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

    2 months ago

    can't believe they're talking about the DUCU (pronounced DooKuu) without having DUCU Expert @JamesWillems present!

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

    2 months ago

    I can see how Chris would think that things can't come out of both paths. Sneezing is definitely violent enough for pelvic muscles to contract, which would prevent any bottom action to happen at the same time. I can imagine vomiting to cause same contractions too, even though it's mainly affecting stomach muscles.

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

      2 months ago

      Actually, it's more difficult to hold in your bladder/bowels while vomiting.

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

    2 months ago

    Azumi (movie)

    They built a metal track for the camera.. but in a vertical circle, so during an cool 1 vs 1 fight the camera goes up and over them.

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

    2 months ago

    This might be the first time I've ever liked blaine. Finally someone calls chris stupid. Jon selfies become way more sad when you think of them as alonies. 

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

    2 months ago

    Been suspecting for a while I might dislike Jon, come to the conclusion that yep I do, wish I didn't but every so often you find someone who just gets under your skin =/

  • Mdougan1991 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Isn't Jon dating riot?

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

    2 months ago

    Jon I recommend you watch the behind the scenes for Zootopia. It is crazy. They put in so much work for stuff that was on the screen for maybe a split second.

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

    2 months ago

    i like how Blaine was the one who asked if anyone has a problem with anyone but it was just that everyone had a problem with him

  • RivenDaniel1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Chris, I can assure and guarantee that I have vomitted, shit and pissed at the same time
    and pissing while sneezing is like pissing razor blades, like wise with sneezing and farting

  • kfayem14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    it's ok blaine, we still love you lol

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

    2 months ago

    I miss gavin right now.

  • kelseylynn1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Loved seeing Jon stand up for himself about the instagram selfie situation. I don't think Blaine is a bad person but I can totally relate to how the way Blaine criticized Jon's instagram would make him feel a little attacked. 

  • M19A85T FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Once more Kek is not a Far-Right Symbol it is the Symbol for Centrism!

  • GuttedMicrobe

    2 months ago

    clearly the hairy fat man is what blaine's subconscious see's himself as and them having sex is blaine trying to gain control over his desire to eat whatever he wants

  • PhantomAC FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Not Otaku, Just Nerd

    2 months ago

    HeeEEeeyyyy,.. I'm liking this line up.


    Get'Im Jon!,.. (no wait)  Git'em Blane! (Hold on) Git'em Chris! (just a sec) You tell 'em Gus! (Ummm...)Four will enter,.. only one may leave! grin


    I'd be surprised if WoW ever shuts down, short of an apocalypse. Even D&D remains to this day. MtG has a fan base that still leads all other battle card games. The common thread with the three is the 'classic' non-sci-fi fantasy done well. 


    Cool cast, (sans fanny pack)


    CHEERS!


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

    2 months ago

    Destiny 2 is not an art driven game, don't confuse great graphics with art. Shadow of the Colossus, Undertale, Silent Hill 1& 2, Dark Souls, God of War 1- these are examples of art driven games.

    Destiny 2 isn't even in the same solar system. Besides any artistic merit is automatically forfeited when a $60 game includes micro-transactions- that's the point when you know what the game was really made for and it wasn't for the sake of art.

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

      2 months ago

      Considering the micro-transactions are literally only for cosmetic items, I feel like that simply doesn't apply. GTA V is wayyyy more guilty of using micro-transactions to fuel their income than Destiny 1 or 2 is. Same goes for CoD, and both Destiny and CoD are published and marketed by Activision.

      As for "art-driven", I have to at least disagree somewhat with you, there. Each world and each enemy type has a very distinct style to it, which lends itself to the story quite handily.

      ALSO, just because a game has micro-transactions doesn't mean that any artistic merit flies out the window. Someone(s) worked hard on texturing each terrain, weapon, building, etc. There's plenty of small details in things like that, and there's a lot of time and effort involved.

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

      2 months ago

      Don't forget different groups make different decisions regarding the creation of a video game. Destiny has beautiful music, wonderful set pieces, and fantastic skyboxes.  The people behind that beauty very likely don't make decisions about $$$.  Likely, it's more to do with Activision.

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

    2 months ago

    Wasn't there an RTAA where Miles throws up one time and shit himself?? 

  • santa1563 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    sorry Chris but stuff can definitely come out of both ends at the same time.

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

    2 months ago

    Sorry guys but I'm sure many others will agree with me, I'm happy to see all of Jon's pictures of his pretty self (including his inoffensive donger). 

  • lexie93 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Thanks Jon for confirming my negative opinion about Blaine.

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

    2 months ago

    Can confirm: KOTOR is an amazing game

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

    2 months ago

    the other night i had a dream that me and ah geoff hung out and the jermeys head popped outta his crotch then he shed geoffs skin and it seemed 100% normal. i need to comment after i watch these vids not as i watch them.

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

    2 months ago

    1:17 i went and watched. their hug and convo made we tear up a little.

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

    2 months ago

    This makes me miss "Enjoy the Show"

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

    2 months ago

    I really liked Kingsman 2, though the first was kinda like a new take on James Bond and the second seems to me more like its really embracing the comic book origin and "over the topness" 

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

    2 months ago

    to Chris's credit, if it was truly random then the dream could be literally about anything.

  • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    On the subject of masturbatory cinematography, I present the movie, “Russian Ark”. A film that features the longest single take in movie history, at 96 minutes. The entire movie is shot in a single take. It also features some of the worst overdubbing I have ever heard. Apparently, they had to overdub some of the actors because the director started screaming obscenities at the extras, and crew.


    Not a bad movie, but goddamn is that director pretentious.

  • Icky427 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Icky

    2 months ago

    speaking of social media, im blocked on twitter by half this podcast lol

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

    2 months ago

    Wasn't expecting a WoW discussion. My two-cents on the matter of it ending would be that 2024 is a good time, but worst case could be 2020. They've hinted at what the next expansion could be since the burning legion and Sargeras are going to be defeated this raid and we have been neglecting the Old Gods a fair bit. A few major characters have been absent this expansion, old characters from the RTS games are making their appearances, theres a lot of potential, but I'm not sure if it could go for more than 1 to 2 expansions more.

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

    2 months ago

    So, this is the second time that I heard Gus shit on KEK.  As one of the green people of our beautiful green country, Kekistan, I am confident in saying that we are not hateful or racist people.  Our country has won its independence not long ago, after the great meme war, and there is already fake news everywhere about us.  If you talk shit for no other reason but to piss of some fucking normies, you might be KEK or part KEK, and you don’t even know it!!!!!  Remember people, GREEN LIVES MATTER! GREEN LIVES MATTER!!!!!!!!  

    And here is an actual explanation of who we are. KEK KEK

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

      2 months ago

      ....I'm so embarrassed for you

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

      2 months ago

      Why am I being oppressed!!! We the kekestani people deserve same rights to meme as everyone else.  Is everyone here just rasict against green people? We will not stand for normie supremacy.

    • tobes231 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Because it's fucking embarrassing.

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

      2 months ago

      Yea its embarrassing how much you normies don’t have a sense of humor. KEK 

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

      2 months ago

      @feelingblue I know that there's a high probability that your posts are meant to be ironic but for the sake of this response, I am going to assume that you are completely sincere.


      (This is a long one. Buckle in. Tl;dr at the end)


      I first discovered 4chan and the various other sites related to 4chan culture in 2011. I was fully engrossed in the culture of the site for a few years until about 2014 when I started to fall away from it. We don't need to go into my entire life's history but the idea is that I have some personal knowledge of some form of the culture that you are referring to.


      My time was before the whole idea of Kekistan came around. It was before the Alt-Right was a thing. It was way before politics as it is now was even in its infancy. But there was another group with mixed intentions, a lack of a centralized leadership, and an unclear message: Anonymous.


      I loved the idea of Anonymous. To me, they were internet vigilantes that saw problems in the world and did what they could to fix it. They needed no leaders; they needed no structure. They were just a mass of people who wanted to achieve a common goal.


      The problem with this informal structure, however, is that there is no control over who gets to use your name and who represents your cause. The same name that was used to stand up to the shady practices of the Church of Scientology was the same name used to spam epilepsy support forums with flashing video clips meant to induce seizures. The public perception of the group was a mixed view of all of the various factions within, not of the actual factions themselves.


      The whole Kekistan movement has the same problem. There are many people who legitimately only use the symbols because they think it's funny. They like the idea of being able to mess with people--of being in on a joke that others don't always get. These people are likely just young and dumb. Like I was. Like all young people are. I didn't understand the full context of my beliefs and I doubt they understand the full context of their actions.


      The Alt-Right and the Nazis have appropriated the symbols of Pepe the Frog and the term "kek". They fly the flag of Kekistan at Nazi rallies. The leader of the Alt-Right was explaining his Pepe the Frog lapel pin when he got punched in the face. Whether or not the others who use these symbols agree with the Nazis, they have to be cognizant of the fact that the Nazis are using them as well.


      Imagine you are living in the time right before the rise of the Nazi party. You have a company that has branded some of its products with the swastika. It is a symbol of luck. It is a completely innocent symbol from a foreign culture. By the time WW2 rolls around, the swastika has come to mean something that you don't agree with. There is little you can do to take the symbol back from the Nazis. Your options are to:(a) keep using the symbol and be conflated with the Nazi party or (b) cut your losses and pick a new symbol to represent yourself.


      The flag of Kekistan has reached a similar point but a lot more deliberately. The flag itself is designed after Nazi symbolism. The black cross on a solid color field (replace green with red). The repeating four sided symbol in the middle of the flag. The four leafed clover swastika (4chan used to focus more heavily on the logo based on the Yotsuba character's hair).


      For the people who just want to use the symbols without the baggage of the Nazis: you don't have that option. Life exists in context. You cannot ignore the fact that your flag is used by Nazis just because you might not be one. Without a proper organization that has a clear set of goals, the symbols represent the people who are using them. In this case, Nazis stole it from you.


      I don't expect that this message will change you in any way. I can hope but I know how I would have reacted to it back in the day. I just hope that you come to realize the possible damage that you might do to yourself if you continue to associate with these symbols and this culture. You might not think so, but your views will almost certainly shift completely away from what you believe now.


      tl;dr: Nazis stole "kek" and Pepe for themselves and if you try to pretend otherwise, you will only be hurting yourself.

  • Zazie122 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I can definitely read in my dreams. A lot of my dreams involve reading Twitter, or trying to access a website that's been deleted even though I KNOW it's still there.