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  • Long time no journal!

    2 days ago

    crofteria

    Realized I haven't really posted a proper journal here for a while so I figured I'd keep you a bit up to date on what's happening in my pretty uneventful life, in case people want to know and whatnot.


    --- I'm leaving for Stockholm tonight for the Swedish Championship in Cosplay (also known as Cosplay-SM)! I'm not competing myself, but I have a few friends who are going to, and I also know most people who are performing in the intermissions and who are hosting the entire thing, yadda yadda. It's going to be streamed here tomorrow at 8:30PM CET (2:30PM CDT). I think it'll be in Swedish, but hey, you don't need to understand the language in order to admire the amazing costumes and performances you'll see!


    --- I've been busy the past ten weeks with a game development project at my university. A lot of work and a lot of stress, but it was a super interesting and fun experience to work with an entire team of fellow students to create something together. I'm already looking forward to next year's project! Creating is fun.


    --- Speaking of creating and cosplaying, I haven't been super active when it comes to making new cosplays as of late due to the development project. I have, however, worked a bit on a cosplay that I've been wanting to do for years (ever since before I started cosplaying). Not going to spoil anything yet... but she has a huge friggin' ball dress and I'm super excited for that. (Facebook page for my cosplaying adventures here!)


    --- And on the topic of creativity, I've resumed to my good ol' YouTubing! Well, kinda. I've uploaded a few new videos which is neat since I've been inactive for about a year due to life getting in the way. I will get back to it properly soon, though, so that's going to be fun! (My YouTube can be found here. Cringey content deluxe.)


    How've you been doing, and how are you currently doing? What's going on in your life, you neat person you?

  • Day 85 Finished

    22 hours ago

    SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

    Finished the painting.  FYI I am TRYING to make work in a more "painterly" style and to NOT bog down in the details. Although I will still paint like that I'm sure. 


    Meanwhile, I'm pretty happy with how this one came out. 


    Here's @TK_


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  • RTICD Weekend Schedule March 31st - April 2nd

    17 hours ago

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

    RTICD is just around the corner; less than a week away!


    Be sure to join us Friday, March 31st through Sunday, April 2nd to celebrate. We have a lot of fun interactive panels, game nights, podcasts, and rabb.it sessions for everyone to enjoy across two and a half days. You should also check with your local community group to see if they have a meet up planned during that time. You can find the full list of active community groups on the sidebar of our group page.


    And just so you know what's going on, we also have a nifty schedule for your easy viewing pleasure. Aren't we so thoughtful? We think we are! doc


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    We hope to see you around the Internet for Rooster Teeth's 14th anniversary!


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  • And then there were none.

    2 days ago

    Dopp

    I cannot tell you how weird it is not seeing a yellow star next to my name...


    I've actually just switched my membership over to a different site. Not long after I canceled my subscription here, I started one up an Penny Arcade and joined Club PA. One thing I found interesting is how active their forums are and how they haven't changed in over a decade. 


    Change =/= functionality.

  • Yeah... I'm watching that...

    2 days ago

    Fly

    ...It could have a Rotten Tomato score of 0 and I'll be there. You can bet I'll be having fun too...

  • You Should Watch: Joe Edition

    4 hours ago

    LadyOddDuck Call Me Duck

    It's been a while since I've done one of these, but why not? There are a bunch of incredible people on this site and since I have no FU-picking powers, I'll just do it here!


    Many of you probably know about RT Radio. In case you don't, it's an awesome place where people gather every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to listen to tunes and chat with each other. We're a lovely, friendly bunch and I love hearing everyone's picks. Some of y'all have rather interesting musical tastes and I always discover something new.


    Anywho, according to a tweet he made earlier today, @Ginman has been running the group now for 3 years. That's some impressive longevity! When many would (and did) give up in the long, cold months of the site switch when chat didn't exist, Joe persisted. As soon as chat was back up and functional, RT Radio came back. With the help of admins @MauriceV and @dizzyblinker, Joe has grown the group in fun and exciting ways. Lindsay came back for a show and word on the street is they've got more awesome guests lined up.


    Outside of his work with RT Radio, Joe's just a really great person. He's warm, friendly, and welcoming. He's passionate about the community and about seeing it be a healthy, thriving place. Not only is he incredibly smart, he's got a lot of ambition and creativity. He perseveres in the face of difficulty and is an overall lovely human being with a huge heart.


    So, if you don't already, you really should go follow him! And also come chat with him and all the rest of us in RT Radio this week!


    Give him some love in the comments and join me in thanking him for all that he does around here. Here's to you, Joe!



    <3 Duck

  • small update

    1 day ago

    Pelessaria Nyx

    i'm going back to the doctor soon, for further "testing" to see if what i have is really fibromyalgia.

    though first, they want to check it's nothing else underlying that is mimicking fibromyalgia, which happens from time to time.

    let's hope for the best, i suppose.

    i've been in so much pain (more than usual) for the past couple months/to a year. legit to the point i cannot even move/function, or i'm just in tears from it. (and i've got a pretty high pain tolerance.)

    (i should mention i've had pain for years, but it's been worsening as of latelyish. ...latelyish? yeah, that's a word now.)


    this probably makes no sense because i've gotten shit for sleep the past couple weeks. so hopefully it's at least understandable lmao

  • PSA On the State of the RT Community Site and Forums

    1 day ago

    Xuelder Spam's Bane

    Community Members of the Rooster Teeth and Let's Play Family;


    If you are a frequent user of the website like me, you may have noticed that since the new website design, there have been an influx of bots on the website. Previously, I wrote a thread on this issue on the main RT subreddit, where Site Admin Count3D responded to and stated that I should either report them or message the admins and wait for the admin team to do their work. So I did; I would report them(which refreshes the page every time, annoyingly) and just wait about two to three hours for them finally get deleted. Usually they would post about 30-50 threads/posts a day, and then I or other users on the forums would report them (handywork can usually be marked by a -1 Flamebait).


    However, this morning I woke up to this: the RWBY forum had in 12+ hours had 23 pages worth of spam bot posts in the thread. This is reprehensible, disgusting and downright infuriating. To break it down math wise, each page has 30 posts, and about 22 pages worth of these are the spam bots. 22 pages with 30 posts each means a conservative estimate of 660 spam posts were made in about 12 hours. And that was just in the RWBY subforum; posts were made in other subforums such as the Lazer Team and Red Vs. Blue subforums as well. Moreover, I could not even begin to think about any solution aside from either messaging the mods or writing an automated script that would trawl the Everyone Feed and use Regular Expressions to find the spam (luckily, the majority is in Korean, which nobody in the forum uses) and report it. However, I believe this would break the Terms of Service on the Website. Furthermore, messaging the admins today basically gave me the response of that they were aware of the issue, but the tools necessary to fight them are not there and this is not a priority of the engineering staff (Reddit mods are probably feeling some slight déjà vu here). The only solution they gave was that I should contact the founders on social media if I want anything to be done about it.


    On other websites, when I go to see if a forum/community is active or working, I check to see who is posting. Judging by the current state of the forum, if I did not know any better, I would say that the Rooster Teeth forum and community was dead or was running at amateur hour. This is not how a 14 year old company runs their website. Furthermore, its obvious that the majority of the spokesmen and women of Rooster Teeth are either ignorant to the issues on the website, know and do not care, or are so desensitized to the issue that they, and by extension the community, tend to ignore it. Which is a problem when they, especially Burnie , preach about how every creative team should have a well made website for content and community.


    Unfortunately, its clear this is not a major concern for their engineering team. In their most recent update, all they spoke of was their commitment to working on their apps as well as their video services. The only reason why I know that they are aware of the issue, is that one of the engineers responded to my previous thread saying that "[it]will get fixed this year mark my words[.]” For a company clearly proud and bragging of its community, these are not the actions of a company that cares.


    So why am I writing this scathing critique? Its because I love this community. I want the RT Community to thrive, I've made many friends here, and wish to continue to see it grow and make more friends. However, when there are such blatant issues such as these, it brings down the quality of our community. Especially seeing how fractured the community is between different social media sites such as the various subreddits, Tumblr, Facebook groups, and chat rooms, against the wishes of those we consume content from. The idea of a central website where we congregate is an ideal solution, and we used to have one. However, when issues such as this plague the main Rooster Teeth website, it incentivizes users to congregate elsewhere, and be ignorant of the website's perks such as FIRST memberships. If we make our voices heard on issues like this, maybe Rooster Teeth's Engineering Team will put the Forums and Community aspects of the site at the front of the Queue, instead of on the backburner like they are clearly doing at the moment. Though, this is just an idea, we could continue to be apathetic, and changes like these will never get the proper care that they deserve. The ball is in the community's court right now.

  • streaming WHOA

    1 day ago

    scheree Artist

    I'm streaming some art making

    ON TWITCH

    WHAAAAAT??!!

    https://www.twitch.tv/scheree/

    Come hang out. Doodling some Vol4 RWBY bbs <3


    Done for the day here are some sketches

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    It's hard to get back into the groove after not drawing them for months. I miss my rwby bbs

  • Bullet Dodged

    2 days ago

    DiMono It's Back Baby!

    So Trumpcare is dead. Congratulations, 24 million Americans, you get to keep your health insurance.


    And because Trump is Trump, he's going to pass the buck until it lands on someone he can fire. Your President, folks.

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