cdnl33t FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

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    • How RoosterTeeth has Changed my Life

      2 months ago

      cdnl33t

      I've been wanting to write up this journal for a little while now, but I've been having trouble figuring out how best to start it.  Please bear with me.


      Last August I proposed to by girlfriend, she said yes and we're on course to be married this August.  One year to the day that I proposed to her, and with the wedding coming up, and getting our guest list together I can't help but think of the impact that this community had.


      And this is where this journal becomes story time...


      I've been a fan of RvB since somewhere around season 2 or 3.  I was in high school and watched them with a friend on mine all the time.  I eventually made a free account on the community site.  I lurked in a couple of forums a little bit, but really didn't use it all that much.


      A few years later, while in University I started posting on more things, eventually upgraded to a sponsor account, and finally became relatively active on here.


      I started talking in the forums regularly, and became friends with people online some of whom I've still never met in person.  Although many of these friendship have always and likely always will be online, I've had many great conversations with these people.


      Then in 2014, I made a decision on a whim to go to RTX.  I would be going alone so I booked a hotel room and found a few forum threads for people doing the same.  I've been to many conventions, but that was without doubt one of the best, if not the best I've ever been too.


      I still talk to those who I roomed with, and the guys from down the hall who we hung out with, and have managed to visit with a few of them in the years since.  I now have friends across the globe.  @Ember @ShadowSham @billiejade @stxrlesseyes @windomxv55 and @HayWoodYouBlowMe just to name a few...I could keep going but I don't really want to tag that many people.  If I didn't tag you, I am sorry.  I'm at work and just skimmed my friends list for the first ones I saw from that year.


      However one other person of note from that year, is my future wife.  She lived in St. Paul and I'm from Winnipeg, in Canada.  the RT site became one of our main methods of communication, and a common interest to bond over.


      Without this site, it's production, and community I would never have made the amazing friendships I have now, nor would I have met the woman I love and intend to spend the rest of my life with.


      I may never get to say it them in person, but I wish I could thank the founders and creators; @burnie , @geoff , @matt and @gus .  I also would like to make an additional thank you to Geoff and @Gavino because while I got into RT from RvB, my fiance got in because of the Minecraft let's plays.  Specifically the one where Gavin's trophy room was first shown.  That moment got her hooked.


      Without all these things my life would likely look pretty different right now.  RT and its community is amazing, and I just felt the need to share those thought and my appreciation to all your folks. Not only am I getting married because of this, but It's inspired me to do my own fun and creative projects.  If you read this whole thing, thank you.  I am both grateful and kind of impressed.


      I look forward to more good times with the RT communit, see you guys in 2017.


      -Thomas

    • Keep Moving Forward

      1 year ago

      cdnl33t

      One year, one year yesterday Rooster Teeth lost the creator of Rwby.


      In the day's before Rooster Teeth announced his passing, there were many people who noticed certain things were different. Personally I noticed that Megan and Ashley were behaving differently while reporting on The Know.


      Then the announcement hit, and everyone wept. While the community, both those who had and had not met him, grieved, we knew that those affected most were those who saw him everyday.


      This community astounds me every time they come together, either to support the studio we love to create new fantastic productions, or to support them in the lose of their loved one. Without missing a beat, I saw this community raise money for his wife, leave rose petals at the gate of the Rooster Teeth studio in the night, and maybe most importantly, create new things in his honour.


      His passion, and belief that everyone could do whatever they so chose to, and that everyone had a creative spark, and originally that desired to be shown to the world, drove many of us to try new things, and his passing was no different.


      I watched videos of him at any chance I got, any time he was at a panel or con I would try to find a video of him. I loved reading stories of interactions with him, and listening to him speak. As a martial artist, I wanted so much to meet him and share philosophy and ideas. He inspired me to be the best at this craft that I can, and his passion does the same for me in my programming career, as I work to make my own creative mobile apps.


      Days before this anniversary I say posts about the "Monty Oum Project", calling everyone to try something new, and take a risk, and create that thing we never thought we could. I'm sure that he is looking at all this and smiling. At the fans who create, and love their passion, and pour that love into it, and at his family and friends, who continue to work, and make their works the best that they could ever be.


      His body may have left this world, but I am sure that his spirit is still here. I look forward to seeing what will be created in the next year, as we keep moving forward.

    • Can You Lend A Hand?

      1 year ago

      cdnl33t

      Hey RT friends, I need to ask a favor of those able to help.

      My girlfriend needs to raise some money to finish school. You see the school that has the program that she needs to finish her degree is in Canada, while she lives in the U.S.

      The biggest hurdle for her right now is the visa to enter the country. The government requires that she prove that she is financially capable of providing for herself, and while she has been working and saving as much as possible for a year, it's proving very difficult to do. So she's gone to GoFundMe.

      This community consistently displays its commitment to helping each other when needed. So if you're able to help her raise some money, it'd be really appreciated. the GoFundMe can be found here, and her own journal on the matter can be found here.

      Thanks a bunch.

    • The Impacts Of Our Lives

      2 years ago

      cdnl33t

      I would like to, hopefully briefly, share a few thoughts.

      Our lives can impact people in ways we often could never have imagined possible. For better, and sometimes maybe for worse, even our smallest actions, can have tremendous effect.

      Rooster Teeth's productions, and the community site, have always been for me, a place of comfort. The shows produced here, and my friends online, have consistently given me a laugh, or an escape from reality, not just on days when everything is going well, but also, and in fact especially, when things are not well. It may seem small to some, but a laugh when you're feeling alone, or sad can be truly incredible and healing. I only wish I could do for their staff as they have done for me over the past many years.

      Monty's works were obviously a large part of this. I respected his skills as an animator, but it was in looking up videos of him at panels, and interviews with him in various behind the scenes, or peoples stories of talking to him, especially ones surfacing today, and of course seeing him in person at the Rwby panel at RTX last year, that he started to really become an inspiration to me.

      He was obviously very talented, and seeing him talk so passionately about what he loved to do, and yet be so very humble about his abilities, are traits that are really admirable. I'm not an animator or any kind, and any art I do is simply little cartoons and doodles for me to relax and have fun, yet his passion for his craft is a reminder for my passion in mine. Martial arts is my passion, I've talked to hours with friends, new and old about it. Sadly I was required to work late at my job today, and forced to miss my own training, and the class I teach. I try to model my humility and passion after those like Monty, and I would have loved to train or spar with him. (from my knowledge he was also a martial artist, no?) I will honour him in my life, by devoting to my passion, honing my craft, and always pursuing greater knowledge and skill, till the end of my days, and hopefully in doing so, be an inspiration to others as well.

      How will you honour him? What actions will you take, to impact a life? Will you listen when someone needs it, provide a smile for someone who is sad, a meal to the hungry, or will you inspire with your dedication and discipline?

    • First video of 2015

      2 years ago

      cdnl33t

      The first Classy Comics Review video of 2015 has been uploaded to my youtube channel, which you can find here.

      Basically cause it's been a while since the last video in this one I just give a bit of a recap of things that have happened in nerd news lately and give my quick opinions about them. I actually have some neat new ideas for things to do with the YouTube channel and some other forms of social media type stuff, so hope to get the out to you soon, and I hope you people enjoy them.

      Also intend to start doing more write up reviews again, I miss those.

      Also, also it was a very long and frustrating day at work today and I may have already consumed a few glasses of rum and Bailey's tonight. Those are good drinks, you should drink them. I also really Jagger-bombs. They're tasty.

      Anyway, have a good night all, see ya later.

      -Rumin' Thomas-

    • Marvel Annoucement

      2 years ago

      cdnl33t

      In case you've someone managed to not see it yet, I give a quick rundown on the Marvel phase three annoucement over on the Classy comic reviews youtube channel. Why don't ya go check it out.

      www.youtube.com/channel/UCRtTz6jKKgAEsccuh8jQ...

    • New, Shorter, YouTube videos

      2 years ago

      cdnl33t

      Hey friends, how was your thanksgiving? If you're not Canadian, how excited are you for thanksgiving?

      There's a new video up on the Classy comic reviews youtube channel. There's a bit of a change to the videos. Nothing drastic, mind you just me trying to get back to my original intent with these videos. It's only about 5 minutes long. My original goal was to have quick 5 or so minute videos talking about quick news things. (kinda like The Know, or Sourcefed) Longer reviews and such are things that Sean, Andrew, and myself still wanna do, however we're looking at doing that in podcast form.

      Hope you guys like it. Talk to ya later.

      -To The Point Thomas-

    • That Tag Stuff that's Going Around

      2 years ago

      cdnl33t

      So this is happening. @ShadowSham tagged me in this, so I'm going do it.

      General:
      Username: cdnl33t
      Age: 25
      From: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
      Sponsor: you bet
      Date Joined: October 24th, 2006. But like many others, I lurked on the site for a while before joining.
      Last Signed in: well it says 4 hours ago, which might be right I dunno. I find this thing almost never shows that right, also I almost never sign out.

      Rooster Teeth Content:
      First Rooster Teeth Video you saw: RvB something....my buddy found them when we were in high school, the show had just started not long before then. Probably the first episode.
      Last Podcast you watched: Something from the patch. I think the one after Gavin broke the hour glass.
      Favourite member of the Rooster Teeth Cast & Crew: @Gilby I met him at RTX 2014 and had a nice little tech talk. I do more or less the same thing at my job that he does at RT. (Programming/network stuff)
      Did you watch a RT video today: Yes
      -If yes: Which one: Megacraft
      -If no why: n/a
      Favourite RT Series: Either RvB or RWBY
      Favourite RT Video: Do I have to pick only one? Can I just say all? Screw it, of course I can, I'm saying all.

      RT Site:
      Current Number Of Notifications: 1
      Name of first Journal: Apparently it's called "No"
      Name of your latest Journal: "Community Hunter Help"
      Last Photo you uploaded: Me holding the buster sword I bought at FanExpo Toronto a few years back.
      Last Thread you commented on: RWBY Discussion
      First group in your group list: "RT Manitoba"
      Last Private message sent to: @DeltaJay

      Achievement Hunter:
      Gamer Score: 7675. Until recently getting achievements wasn't the most important thing to me, now I'm starting to do that a little bit more.
      Team Lads or Team Gents: depends on the day and the game they're playing.
      Favourite Achievement Hunter: @Ryan
      Minecraft Skin: usually either the ninja, or one of the halo characters.
      Favourite AH show: Let's Play

      The Community:
      Favourite Group: Community Hunters
      Have you gone to a community event: sadly no.
      Have you gone to RTX: Yes. 2014
      Favourite Fellow Community member: @fansince2010, he's from the same city as me so I gotta give this to him.
      Tag 5 people to do this: @fansince2010, @stxrlesseyes, @billiejade, @sdraxten, @Aotsgirl

    • Community Hunter Help

      2 years ago

      cdnl33t

      I need someone to give me a hand with something for a community hunter video. For quite a while now I've been working on this map, and I finally got it so that I'm happy with it, but it's kind of a two player game that I made in Minecraft, so I need someone who has the xbox 360 version of minecraft who wants to help me to record the playing of the game so I can make a things to do in video. Any volunteers?

    • 2 years ago

      cdnl33t

      Alright people it's time, you had to know this review was coming. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You ready for it? Okay.....not that bad actually.

      Okay so let's break down what I mean by that. Was this a fun, enjoyable, funny, action movie? Yes it was. I did enjoy myself watching this film, but was it a good "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie, with regards to the previous TMNT comics, movies, and shows...meh. The characters of the turtles, was pretty spot on. Leonardo and Raphael had their rivalry and tendency to butt heads, Raph was the gruff angry guy, and Leo the good student. Michelangelo was the goof ball, making jokes and tripping over himself, and Donetello was the geek. Now in true Michael Bay fasion, all of this, including the character
      design was turned up to 11, and went a bit over the top. For me, they went over the top with Donny more than the others. A couple of times I found they took his technology verbiage to be a bit much, like they were trying to over emphasize the fact that he's the geek.

      So all in all, much to my surprise, the character's were pretty accurate to what they were supposed to be, but like I said, this was only an enjoyable action movie, and not a good TMNT film. Why? Well I'll start with the largest most glaring, in your face flaw....it's just a good fun action movie, which isn't really a bad thing, after the Die Hard films are awesome, but this is really not what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have ever been. Look at the original live action movies, or the original comic book. What's different about them and this movie? The original ones told a story. The story of the Turtles, their master Splinter, his relation to Shredder. All this and more was involved in the first TMNT film, while still showcasing all the buttkicking, action, and humour, but it's Michael Bay, he doesn't do stories, just action and things blowing up.

      Now most things that are "problems" with this movie basically trace back to that, and are nothing more than that. There is one other part however that is a rather big annoyance for me, that can be traced back to "Michael Bay doesn't tell stories he just shows explosions" but is a serious flaw with the characters, one is particular. April O'Neil.

      There have been many incarnations of the turtles, throughout movie, comic book, and tv show format. Each having it's own uniqueness to it, however staying more or less true to each other. One thing that has always been constant, is even at her lowest (see original cartoon) April is useful, and helps the turtles in some way. Even when captured, she's fighting back, aggressively. (see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3) In this movie, she's barely a plot device. She's there to provide some degree of back story on the Turtles origin, the origin of ooze, and the big bad plot, after that she could have been effectively written out of the story almost completly and few people would have noticed

      I'm really not sure what else I can say on the subject of this movie. I still enjoyed it, it was fun, and they was a lot of buttkicking, but sadly that's all there was. They could have done much more with it, this movie wouldn't get anyone to go see it, if it didn't already have a pre existing fan base, so why not make it something that fan base would want to see?

      That's just my thoughts.

      Anyway, that's all for now. See ya later folks.

      -Teenage Mutant Ninja Thomas-

  • About Me

    I'm a Canadian. I'm a service engineer at Microsoft, martial arts instructor, amateur cartoonist. That's the basics. I read comics as though it's a religious obligation, play video games any chance I get, I watch copious amounts of anime, Doctor Who, and pretty much anything released by Rooster Teeth. I also have no problem traveling great distances to spend absurd amounts of money at a comic con. And I have a rather intense addiction to coffee. Any other questions please ask or send a message. I'm not shy. Also check out my youtube channel, Classy Comic Review

  • Comments (29)

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

      3 years ago

      Oi!

      Have a great birthday! smiley13.gif

      • cdnl33t FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Thank you Ember. I'm glad you remembered.

    • Locken

      4 years ago

      Hey cdnl33t, you've just been FU-ed!
      Happy FU Day! smiley13.gif

      • Locken

        4 years ago

        You're Welcome.

      • cdnl33t FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Thanks Locken.

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

      4 years ago

      Happy FU to a fellow Winnipeger!

      I swear to God, there needs to be more of us if I'm going to do an event here...

      • cdnl33t FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        I'd love for there to be a winnipeg RT event.

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

        4 years ago

        Yup! I know him as well! I think I'm going to try and fall through with it but not for a few years yet. And no problem, you have an awesome profile pic by the way.

      • cdnl33t FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Do it!! Fansince2010 on my friends list is also a Winnipeger. I'll come to this event. Also thanks for congratulating me on being FU'ed.

    • p3drit0

      4 years ago

      Ctrl FU

      • p3drit0

        4 years ago

        indeed! i try to do that for all the FU's but i forget...

      • cdnl33t FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Why thank you.

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

      4 years ago

      OMG!

      HAPPY F U!!!!!!!!!!!

      *hug*

      • cdnl33t FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Thanks Ember. I appreciate the enthusiasm.

    • jennifejz

      4 years ago

      FU!! smiley0.gifsmiley13.gif

      • cdnl33t FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        thank you

    • Erkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Take It Easy.... bitches

      4 years ago

      Happy FU Day!!!

      • cdnl33t FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        thanks

    • razz415

      4 years ago

      Hey happy FU!

      • cdnl33t FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Thank you Razz

    • Dusty_Dink FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pizza 4 Life

      4 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!

      • cdnl33t FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Thanks you

    • NeutralGreen

      4 years ago

      Happy FU Day! smiley13.gif

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

      4 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day! smiley13.gif

      • cdnl33t FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Thanks Tweek

    • Bellzebob

      4 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

      • cdnl33t FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        4 years ago

        Thank you

    • RTZachGuy00 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      5 years. No comments.
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      • cdnl33t FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Well thanks for being the first

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