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

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    • It's almost time for RTX 2019 Austin Guardian Applications!

      1 hour ago

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

       tower*** Application will open very soon *** tower


      Howdy! My name is Mary McDowell. I am your co-Head Guardian. I rule with an iron fist made of silly putty. I have been in charge of the RTX Guardians since 2012


      My partners-in-crime are @sirNARVY - co-Head Guardian since 2012, a knack for strategic planning and the guy who pokes me with a broomstick when I crawl into corners - and the illustrious @mrarcys - online training wizard and lover of horrible movies. 


      The three of us work closely with RTX Events staff and directly with the HUNDREDS of Guardians we will accept this year. <3 Yes, HUNDREDS. 


      **All returning Guardians, regardless of position, must apply if they want to be considered for 2019. 

      Pardon my bullet list-like ways of covering information, but this is going to be a long post.

      RTX 2019

      July 5-7

      Austin Convention Center - Austin, TX

      Guardians onsite for Thursday July 4 - Sunday July 7


      Wednesday July 3 is an optional work day (bag stuffing, team meetings, badge & shirt pick-up)


      So, you want to apply to be a Guardian?

      RTX Guardians represent The Community, the Company, and the Convention. The RT Community is pretty incredible and we aim to bring in the best (and those aspiring to be the best) community representatives into our Guardian ranks. 

      We are looking for willingness to do the tasks assigned to you, positive attitudes, customer service, patience, and a genuine desire to make the convention experience rock for everyone. We strive to make the show a safe place for all fans.

      You must be comfortable in crowds/crowded spaces, can deal with emergencies with a cool head, and willing to work with your teams. We have a variety of jobs that range from super exciting to oddly mundane...but all jobs/tasks are important and necessary so we expect everyone to put their full effort into every task.


      Guardians are VOLUNTEER. You get a crew shirt, snacks, unique job experience, and a chance to really connect with the Rooster Teeth Community <3 Guardians are responsible for their own hotel, travel, meals, and parking.


      Being a Guardian is HARD WORK. I want you to say that sentence out loud and take it to heart because it is very true. You ask any past Guardian and they will tell you that very same thing. You will have lots of fun and hopefully end the weekend with a terrific sense of pride and accomplishment, but it takes a lot of hard work from the RTX Guardians to make this show successful.


      Applying to be a Guardian

      Please fill out the application thoroughly and seriously. A cute comment here and there is fine, but all joke applications will be disregarded - this goes for beginners and veterans of RTX. Fill out the form, please. Prove to us that you can follow directions.


      You must be willing to check the RoosterTeeth website every week. Although Guardian news comes in random bursts, we require that you check this site frequently. It is our home base for information. Team Leads may utilize email, off-site chat (Discord, GroupMe) and we will continue using our private Twitter account. However, all official news and Head Guardian announcements will be made here on Rooster Teeth. We will NOT have a Tumblr, Facebook, or reddit thread/page/group for Guardian news/communication.


      Be sure to TRIPLE check your information. Names, emails, and usernames are often misspelled. It's difficult to get in touch with you if you submit an application with a misspelled name


      We do our best to honor your assignment preferences, but preferences are never a guarantee. We cannot have 150 Tech Guardians. @adam would crucify me.

      Your assignments in previous years are also not a guarantee for preferences


      No worries if you lack convention experience! We accept all skill levels. Y'all gotta start somewhere, right? Tell us if your worked retail, Disney parks, summer camps, business events, child care, personal assistance, office management, scout leading, project management, extracurricular activities...EVERYTHING that involves dealing with groups of people.

      Thousands apply, hundreds are accepted. Just keep that in mind.  


      What do Guardians do?

      We are the support structure of this show. We are the Oompa-Loompas of this magnificent candy factory. We make this show run from Wednesday at bag stuffing to the moment we close up on Sunday. You are all part of an award-winning, record-breaking team! Below is a list of the previous Guardian roles. The list is not exhaustive, and things may have changed. It is a good reference, though. Please do not badger Mary about wanting one instead of the one you’ve been assigned without a very good reason.


      • Center Stage – Responsible for the operation of Center Stage located on the Expo Hall floor. Work tightly with the Tech Guardians to make sure that game consoles are up to date and working. Tech knowledge is a plus.

      • Exhibitor Services (Expo) - Assigned to a group of exhibitors in the Expo Hall. Responsible for making sure their RTX experience is the best it can be. Hospitality, customer service (the exhibitors are your customers), and a little bit of line management

      • Freelancers - Freelancers are the most flexible Guardians. From guarding a door one minute to  managing the Guardian Sanctum (breakroom and dispatch) to wrangling a crowd of attendees the next, these Guardians go where they're needed. Good for people who are a jack of all trades and want to move around a lot. Really. A lot.

      • Panels - Responsible for the smooth running of all the panel rooms including load in/out of attendees, counting attendees in line, manning Q&A microphones, and making sure the panel starts and ends on time. Works with tech and the convention staff to make sure panelist tech needs are met.

      • Personal Assistance - Assists RT employees  and special guests for the duration of the convention. Help staff members when they are out in the public areas of RTX. Must be able to maintain communication on a professional level with staff/crew/special guest, keep track of schedules, and know where to obtain items (food, drink, and so on)

      • Registration - Assists with attendee, staff, VIP, and exhibitor check in. Is the first face an attendee sees at RTX. Must have great customer service skills. May get reassigned during the late moments of RTX as needs arise.

      • RT Store - Help run the RT Store. Help attendees find merchandise and keep the tables stocked. Help maintain the RT Store line.

      • Response - Work with EVERY team to help with crisis management, line management, and crowd control. Must be able to forcefully/professionally tell attendees who are breaking the rules to stop. Does not get physical with attendees. Does not carry weapons. Role is to observe, deter, and report ONLY.

      • Tech - Tech Guardians work with Center Stage, Panels, and other areas of RTX to make sure tech needs are met. Responsible for the streaming equipment, queue room A/V, game console setup at Center Stage and for select Panels. Tech is NOT responsible for theatrical rigging or sound boards.

      • Signature - Handles the designated Signature area. Line management, customer service, checking badges & signature tickets

      • Specialty Rooms - Responsible for dense collections of RT content typically in a small space such as RT Experience and Achievement Hunter Lounge. Duties include being custodians of the content and company valuables, customer service for attendees visiting locations.

      • Happy Hour / Evening Events - Much like Freelancers, they do a little bit of everything during the evening programming.

      Things that Guardians DO NOT do - (regardless of what you do as a day job, certified in):

      • Theater rigging

      • Sound design

      • Operate camera equipment

      • Forklift operation

      • Physical security

      • Event scheduling

      • Event content production

      • Content selection and/or placement

      • Establish event and/or attendee policies

      If you have any questions, please reach out to me! You may privately message me here on RT, use the website "question" feature (if you are alright with the answer being posted publicly), or you may email me: sailor.tweek@gmail.com 


      Please do not reach out to me on Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook - consider this an exercise in following directions

      Much love and good luck! <3

    • NEW JOB GET!

      4 days ago

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

      I have a new job!


      I started on October 1st at Lionbridge Technologies as a Game Test Associate. Lionbridge is a Microsoft vendor, so I have a cushy cubicle over at Microsoft Studio A. 


      I test out various Xbox related things for 8 hours a day at 5 days a week. The pay is minimum, but I'm not doing this for the money.


      I needed to feel like I was contributing to society somehow. I needed out of the house. I needed to work. My goal was to get a job that I could do without any of that holiday shift bullshit. Since I refuse to go back to retail, this was a very difficult goal to attain. But here I am! This job is neat, my crew is pretty laid back, and I have all the free seltzer water I can drink!  *BURP*


      This has obviously affected my streaming schedule.


      Talk about a heart breaker right there. Not being able to stream lately sucks a hot pepper, but I'm trying to figure out a new schedule. I need to find a way to stream around the in-bed curfew I have placed on myself on account of having to get up at 5am to commute to work. The bright side to my commute is the city bus that I take from Bellevue to Redmond is PRIME POKEMON GO playing time. I could totally do a livestream from my phone to Mixer while playing Pokemon Go, but that seems a little uncomfortable doing that on a public bus.


      So, I have some serious calendar rearranging to do. I want to continue to stream! 

    • RTX 2018

      2 months ago

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

      It's been a week since we closed the doors on RTX 2018.

      I can say that not only was this the smoothest RTX ever, but it was also the smoothest show I have EVER worked. 


      I wanna gush for pages, but I'm exhausted IN THE BEST WAY.


      Thank you all for making RTX so terrific. The Guardians who worked their asses off and showed the world how powerful and wonderful they are - the attendees who emit the essence of convention positivity- the content creators coming together to bring substance to the show - the RT Events team and the other planners and check-signers for RTX - Mixer for streaming the action and those of you who watched from home. I'm forgetting departments/teams, but know that my heart is full of love and appreciation for you all.

      EVERYONE who has their hands in RTX made this all happen. THANK YOU


      Thank you to @sirNARVY and @mrarcys for being my rocks, our logic center, and the weird levity in between serious discussions about bullshit.


      I love this show more than I can explain. RTX is the most important event in my world. I'm so happy that this year was stellar. I walked out of the ACC upright, proud, and almost ready to do it all over again the next day. 


      I felt the very same pride, community love, and appreciating that I did walking out of RTX 2011.


      Thank you all for the BEST RTX EVER...



      ...OF ALL TIME.

    • I totally forgot

      3 months ago

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

      I'm on the phone with my parents and my Mom asks "what do you want to do for your birthday?"

      I sighed, "I dunno. It's a ways away, so we can talk about it next week"

      There's a pause and a polite throat clear. 'Mare, honey." my Mom says "Your birthday IS next week. On Monday. What do you want to do this weekend for your birthday?"


      And I'm totally about to argue with her...like, we're not halfway through July already!

      Except, we totally are halfway through July already.


      "Ooooooooh shit. Um..." I try to come up with a response that isn't straight up swear words.

      And fail.

      " Fuuuuuuuuck. Damn. Nooooooo. Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiit." I whine. "I forgot my own birthday!!!!"


      So, next Monday is my birthday. I'm either turning 16 or 39. 

    • My Body

      4 months ago

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

      As of a month and a half ago, I am 240 lbs.

      Heaviest I have ever been.


      I blame living a comfortable life - I blame complete lack of will power - I blame stress eating - I blame being so poor back in college that I'd got for days without eating and now I want to eat everything - I blame food being so yummy.


      But no matter how many times you turn that Rubik's Cube of excuses, it all boils down to one very important cause/factor - lil' ol' me.


      I look at photos of myself from over the last 6 years and gasp. 

      "What the fuck happened? Why did I do this to myself?" 

      "Why do I follow the path of self destructive food when life gets hard?"

      "Why do I take things out on my body? MY BODY DIDN'T DO THIS TO ITSELF!"


      Seriously. Why do I do this to my body? Why do I punish it when it has done nothing wrong? 

      And after asking myself these questions - that only I can answer - I find myself more at peace with my body. I don't need to forgive my body...I must forgive my mind and then apologize to my body.


      We are now on the road to recovery. Personal training and better food choices.

      Portion control is still my biggest challenge, but we're working on it. 


      I am over the horrifying notion of being "fat". My body is awesome and I will from now on treat it as such. I now look in the mirror at myself with grand confidence and affection.


      My body is beautiful.

      It is soft and a little scarred and has callouses.

      It is warm and full of energy. 

      It houses my mind that is full of creativity and lessons and curiosity.

      It holds my heart; full of passion and love.

      Sex is AMAZING.


      So I want to take care of my body. I am taking care of my body.

      And the view from my mirror gets better every day.


      This is not a prayer for getting thin.

      It's an action plan for treating my body with respect, taking care of myself, and maintaining the temple that houses my very soul.


      But buying smaller, cheaper clothes would be fucking heavenly.

      Here's to better things  heart



    • Bullet Point Update

      4 months ago

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

       towerI don't know why all of a sudden our internet service turned to absolute shit this year. I know all cable companies are creepy monopoly monsters, but I had never had a problem with this area's cable choice until just recently. It is fucking with my stream schedule and keeping me from RTX tasks - 2 ACTIVITIES THAT ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO ME


       tower Started week 3 of personal training without getting sick! YES!

      My everything is sore, but I feel like I can take on the world. My sleep schedule has improved as well!


       tower My wonderful friends @kriss and @OddLittleDuck have ascended to Rooster Teeth staff stardom! Words cannot express my love for you ladies and how much you inspire me. It is such a relief to see pillars of our Rooster Teeth Community become employees and still represent us. All the love and luck to you both!

      Please send me free stuff.


       tower  I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm excited for a new Fallout game as long as it's NOT PVP, I don't have to find my stupid baby, and Preston Garvey is far off doing his own thing. 

      For reals, though...very excited to see what this new installation has in store. If it turns out to be weak sauce, there are tons of terrific mods out there for Fallout 4!


       tower  Please stop me from buying more dice for Dungeons and Dragons.






    • Week one of personal training

      4 months ago

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

      WOW.

      MY BODY IS VERY MUCH ASKING WHY OH WHY.


      This has been eye-opening for me. 


      Really, the entire month of May has had me on a weird, spiritual roller coaster.


      After realizing that everyone around me says "Oh, I'm going to go start looking for -Insert self-improvement plan here- next week" and that hypothetical next week never arriving for them ... I pretty much said "Fuck this. I need a change NOW".


      I walked in to a personal training facility, had a consultation, rearranged the budget, and here I am 1 week in and feeling A WHOLE WORLD OF DIFFERENT. Sure, I'm not automatically fit and ready to bench a car - BUT the fact that I started and am loving it is a huge deal.


      I need to do better with my eating, but my physical activity went from *not much at all* to guided and nurturing activity with lots of walking in between training sessions. I'm happy about this.


      Not only will the possibility of being more fit, stronger, and OKAY OKAY A LITTLE THINNER BECAUSE THAT WOULD MAKE SHOPPING SO MUCH EASIER keep me going with this program - it's also the idea that I paid for 3 months in advance.


      That's the fucking carrot on a stick right there.


      Here's to new habits!



    • mundinger1992 asked SailorTweek a question

      Hi Mary, With the Guardian Assignments coming out soon, I wanted to check to make sure you and your team are doing ok and you haven't worked yourselves crazy? Thanks for everything you all do :)

      Answered: May 14, 2018

       heart  heart  heart Thanks! It's a process that takes super long - and this year it seems like ti is taking longer than I'd like - but we're doing pretty well so far! We have terrific support from RT Events team and our Team Leads. Hoping to get these assignments out before the end of the month! 

    • What I Got

      5 months ago

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

      I'm in denial about my depression.


      There are days when I don't want to get up.

      Or brush my teeth.

      Or get dressed.


      And there is absolutely no logical reason for me to be feeling like that. We all say that "depression LIES" and it totally does. Depression makes me think:

      "Why bother getting dressed? No one is going to invite you anywhere."

      "Why bother cleaning anything. It's just going to get dirty and cleaning your house is not going to make everything better"

      "Why bother reading? You read too slow."


      What the fuck does that even...I mean..."You read too slow" should keep you from reading a book?!


      And my brain instantly answers with a calm "Yes, because depression is lying to you...but also you do read slow BUT that's just a thing about you and not something dire...so buck up and read a damn book at whatever pace"


      I'm all cool with talking about my anxiety. Weird shit triggers it and I have to deal with it and I'm okay with that. I've got stuff to help me cope. My anxiety rarely keeps me from doing things.


      But depression is just a big jerk that sits on top of your head like a big jerk hat and tells you big jerk lies to make you feel like a big jerk. 

      I don't have have the kind of depression that points me towards suicide or self harm. I hate pain and I love life. But...man oh man...does depression just make me want to sit around all day/week and feel like garbage.


      A few things that I still FORCE myself to do when I am depressed:

       cabooseDrink water - hydration always. Being dehydrated will make you feel 100 times worse.

       cabooseOpen the windows - that fresh air. I'm lucky to live in a place with very little traffic fumes

       caboosePlay music - doesn't matter what kind. Or a podcast. I highly suggest Judge John Hodgman.


      A few things that I make sure that I DON'T DO when I am depressed:

       church1Skip a meal - I make sure I at least snack

       church1Drink alcohol - I have stopped drinking except for social events. This means that since I stopped drinking back in March, I've had a total of 4 drinks - all at C2E2. I wasn't drinking to feel or drinking to forget or drinking to cope...I was actually drinking to help fall asleep. That's a huge WTF. I will absolutely have a drink at a party or when we are out friends, but no more home drinking and no more late night nightcap drinking

       church1 Spend too much time online - it's a weird fucking world out there.


      Now, NONE OF THESE ARE CURES. I'm researching local therapists. I am not one to say "Oh, just live a healthier life and you'll be fine!" Part of living a healthier life is seeking help, but the context is usually spoken to the tone of "If you just went hiking and ate more salads, you wouldn't be so sad!" Fuck me running, as if anything was that easy!


      There are 2 things right now that are helping me beat that nasty depression.

      The first is RTX GUARDIANS - working on RTX Guardian stuff is my favorite thing next to going to Disneyland. I love these guys. I love this show. I love this staff. I LOVE RTX and RTX GUARDIANS. I love figuring out teams placement and policies and new problems and working with @sirNARVY and @mrarcys is a huge blessing. Major props to @shelbyengquist of RTEvents. She has incredible convention experience and is such a joy to work with <3


      The second is streaming online. I started streaming on Mixer last September and am loving every moment. There are some weeks when my schedule gets all wonky, but I am grateful for when I get to go online with a game or a creative activity and just talk to the viewers. I feel no pressure to be "amazing"...I get to be me. Just chill and naturally goofy me.

      If you feel like dropping by or want to know more on what I am about with dat Mixer life: Mixer.com/SailorTweek


      I'm doing what I can.  doc


      I don't really have a format for this post. I just really wanted to get some stuff off my chest.

      My stream on Monday ended with coloring in a Bob's Burgers coloring book and creating a slogan for the week. It had to be Louise-themed and this what I came up with:


      Slap this week in its stupid face

      Totally something Louise would say and it's totally something that will take me through the week.

      I hope that it's a motto you can use.


      Much love, peeps. Thanks for letting me brain dump <3


    • 15 years old...or young...

      6 months ago

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

      At 15, I was a sophomore in high school. 

      My baby teeth hadn't totally fallen out so my upper lip would get caught on my teeth when I smiled. I was excited for high school. I was making delightfully weird friends in theater class...like this really tall, barrel-chested, blonde guy named Chris McDowell...


      Being 15 wasn't hard for me. Sure, there were growing pains and some hard lessons...but I had a blast!


      Rooster Teeth being 15 has got to be hard. 

      This teenager has to please so many people. 

      This teenager marches to the beat of its own drum...and its drum is a drum set that has so many percussion instruments.

      Baby...puberty is ROUGH, but you make it look gooooood 


      15 years of innovating the idea of online content before YouTube was even a thing. 

      15 years of community building

      15 years of some ground breaking hits (Red vs Blue, RWBY, Achievement Hunter) and a few misses (Nature Town, y'all)

      15 years of a brand of wackiness that rarely feels forced and oddly relatable

      15 years of Austin Texas love


      And in between grew moments of pure joy - Lazer Team funding, every single RTX, Extra Life

       

      Growth - millions of fans, 300+ employees, stubborn community members who won't leave the site regardless of the structural integrity of the website  barbara


      Support - supporting LGBTQ community, raising money for childrens' hospitals, the comfort of Always Open throwing taboo out the window. And although it was never the goal, RT has become positive role models for some. 


      I love you, Rooster Teeth. You amaze me...you comfort me...you frustrate me...you trust me...


      My life without you would be the kind of different that I don't want to think about. The RT Community is my extended family. You all have changed my life for the better. The responsibility given to me as Head Guardian is a something I take very seriously...it's very precious to me...the company & the community trusts me with this role and I work very hard to go the extra mile to empower my teams and make RTX the experience of a lifetime for everyone. Thank you for allowing me to have this experience. Thank you for not getting sick of me.


      Happy Birthday, Rooster Teeth. 

      No, you're not "just getting started". You are solidly here in the now and will never go away.

      Thank you so much, Rooster Teeth. You're a good kid.


      (Edit- spelling errors...duh)

  • Comments (3594)

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

      1 year ago

      I saw this and thought you would enjoy it. Hope you enjoy

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

      1 year ago

      you have a head guardian staff like badge.. very cool. Very well deserved :)

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

      1 year ago

      I think there needs to be a word for "the confusion caused when someone changes their profile picture." I saw your posts in the RTX questions and my first thought was "Who the hell is answering these questions with very specific .... oh, it's my boss." :p

    • devilito666 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Happy F.U. to you 

    • meelis13 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Estonian

      1 year ago

      Happy FU day!

    • DonnieZOMBiE Jensaarai

      1 year ago

      Happy Featured User Day!

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

      1 year ago

      Hey Mary!  Congrats on being the Featured User!  Hope you are as ready for RTX as much as I am!

    • indiart28 RTX 2017 Guardian

      1 year ago

      Whoa there! Hold the presses! Is that the Amazing Head Guardian I see recognized as Featured User!?!? I need to verify this! *checks achievements*


      Congratulations for unlocking the Achievement "Featured User!" Enjoy your 100 gamerscore!


       whiskey geoff jack ryan gavin michael jeremy tower


      Huh. I guess it is true.

    • Wheelz08 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Happy FU!

    • ShadowTemp47 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Random D20

      1 year ago

      FU! :P

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

        1 year ago

        Sooooo, super embarrassing... I put my name on the FU queue as a placeholder so the algorithm wouldn't kick in...and then forgot to take my name down. So HAPPY 8th FU TO ME! 

    • FaetalFlaws FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RtLGBT Admin/Guardianx5

      1 year ago

      Happy Featured User Day, Mary!! <3 caboose

    • Willowfield FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 5x Guardian

      1 year ago

      <3 YAY! Happy Feature user day!!!!!

    • OsageOrange

      1 year ago

      Awesometimes for you on this Featured User Day!

    • LadyOddDuck

      1 year ago

      Happy FU Day!

    • OsageOrange

      2 years ago

      You likely know that a certian someone is today's Featured User

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

      2 years ago

      Hey Hey, Have you heard the new Monkees Album??

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

        2 years ago

        I have been listening to it all day! <3 <3 As much as I enjoyed Pool It and Justus...Good Times is the most MOnkees album they have put out since Headquaters <3 This album had me so happy the first listen through that I cried like a bunny. SO GOOOOOOD!

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

        2 years ago

        ME TOO! Me & Magdalena had me in tears. Just. Mike and Micky together is amazing. But yes I agree, this album is so Monkees. I have to say...#3 over all of Monkee albums. I'm only sad that Mike isn't touring with them again this year. Though I think he's staying home to write a book or something?

    • Felix NXT RPRT

      2 years ago

      I just noticed your shiny new badge!!! AWESOME :D

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

      2 years ago

      Move to Austin and let's have a cosplay party.

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

      2 years ago

      Happy Warm Fuzzies!

      heart

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

      2 years ago

      Hello! I'm not a Guardian myself, but I'd like to thank you for being awesome and helping everyone!

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

        2 years ago

        Thank you! Your gratitude means a lot to me <3

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

        2 years ago

        <3

    • Shellylast RTX Guardian

      2 years ago

      Thanks for leaving those goodies at my shack on the server! They really gave me a jump start so I'm not hobbit holing anymore. <3

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

      2 years ago

      LOOK AT THAT SHINY BADGE.

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

        2 years ago

        It's like Twitter verification only cooler

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

      2 years ago

      I'm so ashamed that I hadn't sent you a friend request sooner! Well, better late than never I suppose!

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

        2 years ago

        No no no worries

    • cyd0nia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Cosmic Floof

      2 years ago

      Hi! Thanks for accepting my friend request! I'm excited to apply as an RTX Guardian 8)

    • chris9801 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Achievement Hunter

      2 years ago

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

      3 years ago

      Mary! You rock and it was awesome being able to hug our fearless leader after RTX was over. Any RTX 2016 plans yet? (I am totally kidding please get some rest and relaxation. Lots of coffee yes, coffee <3)

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

      3 years ago

      Hope your birthday's been super-rad!

    • Gody117 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nick

      3 years ago

      Happy birthday Mary! You are sooooo cool!!!

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

      3 years ago

      Happy Birthday! I hope you have had a great day and that you have enjoyed yourself! :

    • Razorx243 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Happy birthday Mary!! I present you with a rabbit with a waffle on its head... or at least I hope I do and its just not a line of stuff or a box of nothing... waffle.jpg

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

      3 years ago

      I want to wish a Happy Birthday to the Tweek of the Sailor variety :P

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

      3 years ago

      Happy birthday? oh! Happy Birthday!!!!!!!

      Mine is tomorrow! oh shoot... that reminds me of another friend who's birthday must be today. D'oh!

      But for now... just your birthday time. Happy Day!

    • Nabohs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold We Want The Funk

      3 years ago

      Happy Birthday SailorTweek!!! Hope you're having an awesome one!


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

      3 years ago

      happy birthday, Mary!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day! <3

    • dereckc1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Whovian, Stargate fan,

      3 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • Lamkia

      3 years ago

      eard it was your birthday, hope you won't be plundered with RTX work to stop you from celebrating c:

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

      3 years ago

      I fear what lies what beyond.

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

      3 years ago

      Hey Mary, I had a random thought about the shirt sizes that we put on our guardian application. I don't remember if I put M or L, (I need it to be Medium) but if I put Large by mistake, is it a big deal to ask for a different size once they are given to us? Thanks a lot (for everything! :)

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

      3 years ago

      Oh and happy belated RT anniversary! smiley0.gif

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

      3 years ago

      Hey there mary! How are you?

    • karlibean

      3 years ago

      Happy RT-versary! smiley12.gifsmiley13.gifsmiley12.gif

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

      3 years ago

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      Hawkeye loves Goat Simulator. smiley8.gif

    • Clakra

      3 years ago

      Hey didn't you used to be a regular member before?Now you are a Forum Mod :/

      • Clakra

        3 years ago

        I'm jelly lol

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

        3 years ago

        Yep! Regular member to Head Guardian for RTX to Forum Mod :)

    • squidgeart

      3 years ago

      We should stream together! smiley1.gif

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

      3 years ago

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

      3 years ago

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

      3 years ago

      #BEST FRIEND STATUS! HOPE YOU'RE HAVING A GREAT WEEK BEST FRAN!

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

      3 years ago

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        3 years ago

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

        3 years ago

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    • Red_Uncle

      3 years ago

      BUT WHAT DO I DO WITH THESE 20 TICKETS I BOUGHT!?

      • Red_Uncle

        3 years ago

        How wude.

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

        3 years ago

        You have a hole in your butt you can put them all in!!!

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

      3 years ago

      Hi Mary! I was going back through my old comments tab and found a post from you 3 years ago. I realized that was before RTX 2012 and well before we met and knew each other. Funny how things work out over time! smiley0.gif

  • Questions answered by SailorTweek

     heart  heart  heart Thanks! It's a process that takes super long - and this year it seems like ti is taking longer than I'd like - but we're doing pretty well so far! We have terrific support from RT Events team and our Team Leads. Hoping to get these assignments out before the end of the month! 

    The answer for this question is on our Guardian FAQ doc located on the Guardian FAQ thread on our group forum :)

    Not really. Do what you can afford :) I personally fly Alaska/Virgin everywhere I go, but that's just my preference and what my airline miles are tied to. 

    I can't really tell you about the order in which applications are accepted and rejected (because that is never a constant), but I can an example  in what I order I read them in!

    I start out with the returning Team Leads and then to the following filters:

    Past Guardians for Austin

    Past Guardians for Sydney and London

    Convention or similar experience

    Particular experience - keywords like DISNEY, RETAIL, COMIC CON, THEME PARK, TEACHER, PAX and so on

    Applied in the past

    First time applicants

    No convention experience

    Previous and current RT interns


    But all that really matters is that I read EVERY. SINGLE. APPLICATION. more than once. It's a lot of reading!

    Hello!  Great question! The rule is that you must be 18 to work the event, but you can absolutely apply if you will be 18 before the event happens.  :)

    There has been no announcement and applications have not been posted. Keep any eye out, though. Soon! And don't stress yourself out checking 6 times a day. Applications will be open for a month ;)

    No need to apologize! Questions are good  ^_^


    We look for passionate people of all skill sets.  I have a few tips here:


    List the conventions that you have worked: The name of the convention, the year, and your duties. Be detailed about your experience! If you were a PA, tell us who you handled. It's not "name dropping", it's telling us about your professional experience. 


    Tell us about your skills: Having no convention experience does not damn you to the rejected pile. Tell us what qualities you have that will contribute to Guardians. Do you have retail experience? That's all sorts of useful! Customer service skills, communication skills, working holiday rushes - this is useful experience to have! Do you have experience working with children?  Hospitality work? We want to know! Have you lead community functions for a local club or church or other social groups? All skills are worth mentioning  ^_^


    Degrees Are Not a Guarantee: For example: Having a tech-centric degree does not guarantee you a spot on the Tech Team. You may absolutely list your degrees! Hey, you spent a lot of time and money to earn it so we welcome you to include it on your application. We are not looking for any degrees in particular




    Hello! 

    The RTX Austin 2018 Guardian application link will be posted on my RT journal and announced on the RoosterTeeth twitter account. 


    Applications will be open for 1 month.

    Hello! Thank you for taking the time to reach out to me. :)


    No. Only autograph ticket holders may enter the Aurograph area.

    According to our FAQ document, those times will be announced when we get the show schedule. Also, those times will vary depending on what team you are on. :) 

    Please privately message me here on RT or send me an email about this matter. Thanks.

    I've been AFK for the 3 day weekend. Will be answering emails and messages tomorrow. Please be patient. :)

    Agent "The 'Stache" Wyoming

    Totally fair question! 

    As far as we (@sirNARVY and I) are concerned, everyone has to start somewhere. We accept applicants a good mix of applicants who have and have not been to RTX, have and have not worked conventions, and so on. Not having experience is not necessarily detrimental to your application :)

    My favorite character is difficult to decide on. I really love Amethyst because my natural reaction to disaster is a poorly timed joke. I also really like Greg because his outlook on life is amazing. Visually, I'm in love with the mysterious pink haired human woman that Pearl gets a crush on. OMG WHO IS SHE? I want to get to know her. Connie is everything I wish I could be intellectually and BONUS she still gets to act like a child. 


    This is not to say that I don't like the other characters. I could write for pages about why and how much I love almost very character in Steven Universe. 


    My favorite episode (right now) is Mr Greg. ALL OF THE SONGS and some closure on Pearl and Greg just pulls at every heart string. Pearl's song is tremendous on the emotions and is sung with such passion that I end up crying EVERY SINGLE TIME 

    According to @Bethany, tickets do not go on sale until Jan 9th.

    Guardian emails will be sent out before then :)

    Going to get a little deep on this, but I really like "Auto Erotic Assimilation". I'm trying to go spoiler-free here:  We see more of Beth and Jerry's very real relationship problems - Rick makes it with entire collective (including a giraffe) and that brings around consequences that you don't really see coming - Summer (who continues to become a more fascinating character than just the stereotypical teenager) calling out Unity on how its assimilation is morally reprehensible, but the reveal of Unity's pure motive is pretty neat. babble babble babble I could go on for pages...

    And THAT ENDING, THO.  The post credits scene is good, too :)



    We believe that everybody has to start somewhere, so we accept all skill levels. The most important thing to keep in mind is that we have over a thousand applications to choose from. Even the most experienced applicants might not get picked because we simply have too many applications. 


    There is no confirmation email. I am currently out of town til Thursday night. I will check then. If your app did not go thru, I will reopen the link for you :)

    Totally fair question. Dazzle me with your experience (you can list that in preference qualifications and in the why you want to be a Guardian section). Jokes get old after the 400th application. Make it easier on me (and a hell of a lot more beneficial for you) by showing me your passion and why you would make a great Guardian <3

    Hello! Thank you for reaching out to me!  ^_^

    Applications will be open for month (closing on November 14th at 11:59pm CST)

    After applications are closed, I will be reading (and rereading) all of the entries. I will also be communicating with my Team Leads and the RTX Events staff about who to choose. This process can take up to 2 months (being unemployed, I have to work around everyone else's schedule)

    No, y'all can't hope for any earlier than December. I will have the final count/acceptance list before RTX tickets go on sale.

    Thanks!

    Any and all teams can be beneficial for EMS skills. :) Medical emergencies can happen anywhere, so EMS skilled folk don't really have a central team. Unless absolutely necessary, Guardians don't led too much of a hand in those situations. We call the venue's emergency team/onsite paramedics to handle those situations. It mostly boils down to your other skills and how you desire to help. :) Let me know if that does not make sense or if you have more questons. Thanks!

    Per the journal post update (link):  PAs are not listed as a preference on the application simply because we receive 500+ requests each year for those positions. We will be picking PAs based on how you apply (your reasons for wanting to be a Guardian, past PA work for RTX and other shows, and your preference qualifications) 

    Check the Guardian group. There is a news post from a week or 2 ago that mentions the deadline :)

    DO YOU KNOW THE MUFFIN MAN?!

    | Asked by: Royplayer89 2 years ago

    I HAVE INTIMATE RELATIONS WITH THE DONUT MAN

    Keep your eye on RTXEvent.com and the RTX twitter account for up-to-date RTX news ^_^

    It all depends on what you want to experience at the convention. Going to a convention alone means that you get to focus on your schedule and allows you to go at your own pace (within the confines of the events schedules, of course!) Going to a convention alone doesn't mean that you won't go to community sponsored events or keep you from meeting people while waiting in lines ^_^

    If the answer to this is not on the RTXEvent.com website, then we don't ahve the information yet. Most likely won't have a date and time until closer tot he show ^_^

    That is an excellent question! I don't have the official answer, but my gut says that there will be an artist alley for 2016. Be sure to stay tuned to RTX news!

    Oh, hell. I came into WoW at the release of Burning Crusade! *LOL*

    I liked that you actually had to READ the quest text to figure out where to go. Leveling was slower so you felt a little more vested in your character. "Vanilla" WoW isn't better or worse than what WoW is today. Just different. And I agree with a lot of folks who say that the best thing about "vanilla" WoW was the joy and wonder of experiencing the game as a beginner. Everyone was a beginner. My favorite thing in the world was running Karazan. I still do it...as a level 100...solo just for old times sake!


    I adore WoW in all of its various forms (Except Cataclysm. But that is another rant for another day!). I don't play as often as I'd like, but I still love it. I've had my mage since I started. She was a blood elf...then a worgen and is now a panda. I play both alliance and horde (my heart belongs to horde) and there is still so much of the game I haven't experienced!

    Sorry, yo. I cannot give travel advice other than this: Do what your budget allows. :)

    DO YOU LIKE TOAST, TOO?!

    | Asked by: Royplayer89 2 years ago

    I LIKE MY TOAST LIKE I LIKE MY LOVERS - RYE AND COVERED IN MELTED BUTTER

    Disneyland.

    My favorite community at my favorite place in the world would be absolutely wonderful <3 Ride all the rides, take all the photos...get a little drunk at Trader Sams or Downtown Disney ;)


    I love the idea of the RT Community sticking an RT flag at the top of the Matterhorn! Ok, nto gonna happen, but we'd be a fun crew to get stuck on a ride with!

    If you changed your username between applying for and being accepted as a Guardian, YOU MUST MESSAGE ME ASAP. When messaging me, please include your old username so I can find you on the roster.


    The Guardian roster is housed outside of the RT website. You may not have been able to access the acceptance link because we could not find your username. When you change your username, I have ABSOLUTELY NO WAY OF KNOWING UNLESS YOU TELL ME. I then have to go and manually change the roster. it doesn't take a horrendous amount of time, but I'd rather be focusing on team assignments and training documents.


    Please, please, PLEASE do not change your username until after RTX - or, at the very least - Come and speak with me first.


    Thank you. <3


    I have NO idea. I was never this popular in high school or college *LOL*


    Thank you <3


    I surround myself with excellent people and learn from them. I am empathetic, optimistic, and try to react with a delicate balance of logic and emotion. I celebrate the good stuff and give myself ample time to deal with the bad. I try to be super nice to everyone :)

    That would be a question for Rooster Teeth! ;)


    Although getting hired is never my goal, it would be pretty awesome to be considered. I do my thing because I love the community and support the company <3

    Usually PAX Enforcers applications are located on the PAX site closer to the events. I've never been a PAX Enforcer, but anyone out there wanna give some info on this?