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

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    • A Local's Guide to RTX London

      1 week ago

      THEJamesKirk RTUK Spartan

      Hello, everybody!

      It is with great pleasure that I present to you a project which I have been working on for the past month or so. 


      There are plenty of you who will be attending RTX London having never visited the capital city in your life. It's understandable that you may be a little nervous or worried about transport and having to go to a completely new place.


      This is a problem which I really hope the Local's Guide to RTX London can help alleviate.


      Featuring useful links to tourist attractions, what I consider the essential tools and skills to succeed alongside some very pretty pictures in the background the guide is free for everyone to use, share and consult wherever you go.


      I'd love as much feedback to improve the booklet for future releases. For now however print, bookmark or do whatever you like. Just make your lives a little easier before the convention in a months time!


      'A Local's Guide to RTX London'

    • I Am A Digital Jockey Tonight

      2 weeks ago

      THEJamesKirk RTUK Spartan

      Hiya, peeps!


      TLDR; I haven't done journals because I made good on my target to do a lot this year. I'm looking forward to doing a year's round up in December!


      In the meantime however I'm pleased to announce that I'll be hosting tonight's RT Radio show from 4pm to 5.30pm CT! It's sure to be a great time and I'm bringing the weebu music alongside some newly discovered tracks I think ya'll really enjoy. 


      Hope to see you there!

    • The Year Ahead

      6 months ago

      THEJamesKirk RTUK Spartan

      Another three months! Consistency on a scale never seen before. 


      I sit here writing on the 10th of March. My first thought is "bloody hell we're in MARCH already?" My thoughts after that are centered on just how much has happened to me since the break of 2017 and the continual development of my love for positivity.


      In early January I was confirmed as a Guardian for RTX Austin after encouragement from the lovely Barbara Dunkelman to apply. I still can't quite believe that I'll be travelling to Texas in July but it is happening; my wallet said so. On top of that, more recently, I was chosen to become a Spartan (previously known as the Ambassador role) for the RTUK community. In my last journal I touched upon how much joy I get out of this wonderful group of people and why making meets for them was a pleasure above all else. It makes me so proud to be representing the London area and, in the context of both roles I've attained, I only hope to make others proud of me. 


      was hoping to be one of the first Guardians for the upcoming RTX London event also but it is here where I really think my growth over the past year has shown its brightest colours. Long story short I didn't make it but what came after the short-lived disappointment was a realisation. I can still contribute to this. I'm not entirely sure this far off how I will do it but I can still contribute in the very least as an ambassador for the community. Having achieved so much to this point also put into perspective that this was just one slightly sad note in an ocean of personal success for me. 


      And I don't intend to stop.


      I sit here writing on the 10th of March. The 10th of March. There are still the better part of nine months left in this calendar year and I'm going to use them. There's plenty of plans in the works from personal projects to work applications to community ideas which all need to be refined and executed. I've got a lot of goals which I want to accomplish and I've never been more up to the challenge before in my life.


      Staying positive is a difficult mindset to achieve but once you're there the benefits are incredibly rewarding. 

    • Taking The Initiative

      10 months ago

      THEJamesKirk RTUK Spartan

      Only three months since the last journal entry, not bad at all. 


      So what has inspired me to make a journal entry today? Well recent events have, as seems to be a consistent theme in 2016, kinda sucked and more than ever there have been calls to stick together and support each other. To be very fair the Rooster Teeth community does this regardless (you are all amazing people) but there, more than ever, is a desire for the 'real'. Actually meeting up and doing stuff. 


      In August, after attending a few Rooster Teeth UK meets and seeing that there wasn't a regular opportunity for any section of our localised community to get involved with us for the first time or catch up with old friends, I decided to take the initiative and create the RTUK London Monthly Meet - the basic idea being that we would initially travel to a part of London during the day then return to a 'hub' spot for evening activities such as quizzing.and general socialising. As November's rendition approaches I can now confidently say that the meet attracts at least 25-30 community members per meet across the day which to me is mind blowing given that the concept is so young still. 


      No doubt such a healthy turnout is in part due to location - London is a central location for many and boasts an incredibly large population. Every meet there are always new faces though, every meet there are different people dependent on availability. If real life didn't get in the way I can't imagine how busy the meets would be and this fills me with incredible pride. I made this, people enjoy it and want to come back for more. With such positive feedback comes confidence and to this end I ended up hosting the pre-meet up for London's RWBY Volume 3 screening also. 


      This month I debut the brand new RTUK London Movie Night where a bunch of us will be ending the problem of finding friends to go and see a new film with by seeing Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them together as a community group at the O2 Arena. An idea that popped up in my head during a shopping trip; inspired by Achievement Hunter's Theater Mode. 


      So why tell you all this? I hope to inspire as many of you as possible to take the initiative - take that lead role and find friends local to you to benefit all of you. It may be three individuals, it may be twenty but no matter how many are eager to meet up with fellow RT fans you will all share something in common. It could end up that you find regular gaming partners, regular pub friends, you might even find a date for next week! Yet whatever form these people take you can rest assured that you have found people local to you who you can support and will support you. 


      That feeling certainly gives me excitement going into the weekend and I hope it does with you too. 


      If any of you have any questions about the meets I host, how I got involved with RT myself or just anything really then please feel free to post down below - I'll be more than happy to aid my fellow community members! 


      Until the next one, stay strong and keep being amazing. 

    • *cough*

      1 year ago

      THEJamesKirk RTUK Spartan

      Is this thing on?


      I need to journal better. Like SERIOUSLY I need to journal better so let's make a start here.


      Since nine months ago plenty has been going on in the life of me. My biggest achievement is getting a BA next to my name after graduating from University! As a historian of history I can now confirm that A) King Harold did indeed die in 1066, B) Yes there have been plenty of fires in the past and C) Politics has sucked for hundreds of years so recent events really shouldn't be a surprise.


      My involvement within the RT Community has also sky-rocketed. Honestly I baffle myself at how I have not been going to meetups until recently and I can safely say I was incredibly stupid not to. So many fucking amazing people. It is unreal. If you haven't gone to meetups yet, DO. They are totally worth your time and I guarantee you will talk to at least one person by the end of the day.


      I have been picking up plenty of things which I put down for whatever reason. I am now creatively writing again, doing a little bit of drawing here and there, playing the musics, singing the musics (badly), practicing different voices and on top of all that thinking about where I should go next in the YouTube sphere. Unfortunately one of the more rough changes in the past 9 months was a breakup which came out of the blue a little and so understandably was quite a rocky period for myself and with that rocky period I chose to step away from my personal channel for a bit. I hope soon to be able to not only start that back up again but also contribute to the Let's Play Community channel in some form. If you have any ideas then please shoot them my way!


      I went to America for the first time! That was great fun because I went to Florida and Disney World and I tried Cheesecake Factory and it was suuuuuuuuuper nice and then I did stuff and came home. First time on a plane that as well so bloody terrifying. Cannot wait to go out again though. Fingers crossed I can save enough for RTX 2017.


      That should do it I think, for now at least anyway. You take care now and I'll be back with more stories sooner rather than later. Ciao!

    • Final Year of Uni, Real Life Approaches

      1 year ago

      THEJamesKirk RTUK Spartan

      This yearly post seems to be a thing now! Pretty sure this one will be shorter though than most :D

      Starting my third year of Uni is scary but relieving at the same time. Lots of work coming up but the reward afterwards will be all worth it!

      Heading over to MURICA for the first time! Staying with a friend in Orlando - next stop Austin :P

      And finally I done what I've wanted to do for years and started up a YouTube channel! It's been a fascinating two month journey so far where I've taken inspiration from the likes of Achievement Hunter but been determined to mold my own style and editing notes. If you fancy checking it out I'll link it at the bottom of the post!

      So there's this year done....seems pretty simple in retrospect....maybe I'll do more posts this year than the past :D

      https://www.youtube.com/c/TheKirkyLifeGaming

    • UniLyfe, Return to Roosterteeth and Community

      3 years ago

      THEJamesKirk RTUK Spartan

      So for sure it has been a long, long while since I actively participated on any Roosterteeth forum. Silly me, I should really have my priorities straight and be staying here but alas Uni commitments came a calling.

      It's been a time of growth for me personally and strangely enough in a time when I became more social, I found myself returning to my PS3; bizarre given that it had been often not used before my plunge into adult education. I took the release of the PS4 and my inevitable balk at how much it cost to catch oup on game series I never truly got around to playing but knew I wanted to complete.

      Enter Mass Effect. I had played the demos of Mass Effects 2 and 3 and knew it was a series I wanted to play, but man I would not know how much it would draw me back into gaming. Mass Effect, the epic space adventure, Mass Effect 2, the band of misfits saving the galaxy and Mass Effect 3, the end of the epic trilogy. No game has ever made me realise how happy I am to be a gamer. I smirked, I cried, I laughed and I got angry. All the feels; just what a good story should provide.

      So it is here that I return to Roosterteeth. A gamer renewed. To make friends, family. To enjoy the experience that is life and maybe pick up some valuable answers to life along the way. Does rocks float on lava? Is Ryan still in the air? Where can I buy cookie dough pancakes?! Time to find out!

    • Uni, Roosterteeth and a whole lot of Doughnuts

      4 years ago

      THEJamesKirk RTUK Spartan

      So it's my first journal entry...It's my Captain's Log :D

      So lot's to talk about really but the thoughts at the front of my mind is that I'm going to Uni in two weeks to study History! I am rather lucky to be doing this course and I'll be giving it my all but it really does make me realise how quickly time is moving. Just yesterday it feels like I was heading into secondary school (or high school for my American readers!) and now all that is in the past. All I would say to all you younger guys is seriously; live life. Whether you enjoy playing videos games, partying or whatever, just enjoy yourself as life goes far to quickly to feel bad for long!

      Secondly, Roosterteeth is really starting to become a bigger part of my life. After hearing Gavin's story in Game Time, he has really inspired me to just go for what I believe in. Now I love my motorsport and can only dream of a career in sports journalism, but at the same time I'll be pushing to try and make myself as good a member of Roosterteeth as I can be. I'll be looking to contribute to Community Hunter with maybe some Trophy Hunter things and in general I'm looking forward to impressing all you guys!

      Finally, doughnuts. I love them. That is all.

      JTK

    • 2017 years ago

      THEJamesKirk RTUK Spartan
  • About Me

    I aspire to live out my dream of becoming a professional USS Enterprise captain. Yes, my name goes as far as James T Kirk. Cheesecake lover. 

  • Comments (41)

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

      4 years ago

      Hey James, thanks for the add

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

        4 years ago

        Some?! How many do you have logged up? haha a beer at the end of the day must be great though :D I am more partial to cider though myself :P

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

        4 years ago

        yea...knocking out some lets build edits and might even get a beer after work...YIPEEE!!!

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

        4 years ago

        Pleasure :P so life treating you well?

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

        4 years ago

        whyyyyyy thank youuuuuu

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

        4 years ago

        Pleasure sir! Really admire your work, especially on the Let's Builds haha

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

      4 years ago

      Hey sorry my phone messed up accepting your friend request! Welcome to the site! Its nice to know the real Mr. Kirk himself lol.

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

        4 years ago

        :D

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

        4 years ago

        Certainly! :)

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

        4 years ago

        Interesting I have not thought of it that way. Would you like to continue this conversation in messages :)

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

        4 years ago

        From the looks of the new DW trailer I THINK he is actually the ninth Doctor after Paul McGann and that we're actually on number 12 with Matt...all very confusing >.<

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

        4 years ago

        I am also, it was all so sudden when he was introduced.

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

        4 years ago

        Ahhh excellent :D shame that Christopher didn't come back but I'm really interested in how they're going to integrate John Hurt into this whole thing...

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

        4 years ago

        If you are talking about David then yes I do know smiley0.gif

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

        4 years ago

        I just enjoyed good old Russel T. Davies' writing :D and indeed! Are you aware about returning people? Don't want to go spoiling :P

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

        4 years ago

        Understood, Moffat defiantly has been a big part of this show to me. I am so freaking excited for the 50th!

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

        4 years ago

        YEY FOR BRITISHNESS :P Actually must confess I've kinda lost interest for Doctor Who over the last couple of years with Matt Smith :/ think it was more Moffat's writing which has got me. BUT will defo be watching the 50th Anniversary episode! :D

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

        4 years ago

        Doctor Who is actually my favorite show to watch :D

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

        4 years ago

        It is indeed :D Well actually I'm quite American in this respect as my two favourite shows are The Walking Dead and Arrow :P Apart from that it's actually just British comedy programmes which I watch :P Yourself?

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

        4 years ago

        Hey it's a great site to be on:3 What is your favorite thing to watch?

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

        4 years ago

        Ahh fabulous. I have yet to jump on the tablet revolution :P well currently it is half three in the morning so literally just here on Roosterteeth! :)

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

        4 years ago

        Drawing mostly, I just got a new tablet and have been drawing on it non stop :). What are you doing?

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

        4 years ago

        Good stuff :P and well I would thoroughly recommend it haha really great fun actually. Mum got to meet Q which was amazing for her haha so must admit my knowledge of the American education system is amazingly poor haha what sort of things you doing now?

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

        4 years ago

        Hey it's all good! smiley0.gif We do have events but I really have not had a chance to go to any yet. Hopefully for graduation or something I might be able to go.

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

        4 years ago

        Sowwwiiiiii :P surely over in the States there must be a plethora of events though? Star Trek Live (this particular one) was the first major one in eight years or something!

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

        4 years ago

        I am totally jealous of you.

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

        4 years ago

        Oh Into Darkness is by far and away my favourite film I have seen to date! Loved it. My parents though for my 18th decided it would be a great idea to take me to a proper convention xD there I got a photo of me on the bridge of the Enterprise and a photo with Will Shatner himself :D crazy times haha

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

        4 years ago

        Hey that is cool, I am kind of like you not a true dedicated fan but I know my stuff haha. I did love the latest film :D

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

        4 years ago

        I kinda have to be haha I wouldn't say I'm a stupidly dedicated Trekkie but I know far too much for my own good. Will confess to the fact I prefer the newer films though!

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

        4 years ago

        I don't doubt it lol, are you a trekie yourself?

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

        4 years ago

        No worries! Thank you for your welcome! I'm glad to know the true Ninja of Green! haha The amount of people who ask for my middle name is UNREAL haha

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

      4 years ago

      Welcome to the site, James!

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

        4 years ago

        Good idea! :)

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

        4 years ago

        Maybe or start a group, perhaps?

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

        4 years ago

        26th to 29th of September...perhaps tomorrow I could put up a thread of some sort?

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

        4 years ago

        When is that? And yeah I'm sure you could do that on the site. I'm sure there'd be a fair few fans willing to do a meet up.

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

        4 years ago

        Ah that sounds pretty awesome! I tell you what perhaps we should think about organising something at Eurogamer? I'm heading there and will be with my sim-racing outfit but I'm sure we could do a Roosterteeth meet up?

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

        4 years ago

        Well there's a fair few, they just aren't that vocal about it. We have a community event that is thrown in Leicester annually that's just passed. We have a fairly creative community so you can find others and share your projects with each other.

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

        4 years ago

        Is there not that many? I intend on being as active as possible. Sorting out bank stuff for Uni recently and once I've got some moneys in there I'll be sponsoring. I just want to make video content because of these guys. haha

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

        4 years ago

        Indeed, I like to see more and more of the UK community joining, so few Brits here that are actually active.

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

        4 years ago

        Thank you very much, sir! Good to meet a fellow man of England here! haha

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