Hey! Listen! Kick cancer’s butt!

A good friend of mine will be getting a hysterectomy done because she had been diagnosed with cancer and this is one of the safest ways to keep it from spreading. Many friends came together to wish her all the best and a speedy recovery. This is one of my favorite collaborations.

I asked many people to come together to send my friend Jenn/RT Lozelda all the positive thoughts possible. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project. You guys are the absolute best, and Jenn and I are thankful to know you.

SPECIAL NOTE: I asked Jenn to watch this video before it went public. She totally cried her eyes out. We totally made her cry like a bitch.

 

Always Open, produced by Rooster Teeth’s Barbara Dunkleman, Just Resonates With Me

Lightning facts:

I’ve been part of the RT community for close to 11 years now

Barbara has been part of that community for longer than that, has now worked for RT for several years, and this is the first show she has ever produced.

The pilot episode for Always Open aired 9/1/16 for FIRST members of RoosterTeeth.com

I phuqing love this show.

And that is not putting down the other shows that RT has produced over the years. I love them as well, and I will do whatever I can to support them. But Always Open speaks to me on many levels. It doesn’t even feel like a show or a podcast. It feels like a genuine conversation that friends are having. Even the camerawork feels more organic. It’s fluid, it keeps your attention, and it catches the more unnoticeable mannerisms you would only normally see if you were part of the actual conversation. I really don’t know how else to explain the technical aspects of Always Open, but there you go. Some of the reasons why this show speaks to me:

1) I like that the feel of the show isn’t “MEN SUCK” or “I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR”. It’s just friends who happen to be women who are talking about whatever the hell they want to talk about. Sure there is some structure as far as answering questions and such, but you don’t feel the stress of needing to address as many questions as possible. The atmosphere is super laid back and fun. Nothing seems forced at all. This show very much reminds me of hanging out with my friends and not having a care in the world.

2) Because the first episode featured an all-female cast, it resonated with me more. That’s just a very natural reaction to have. Ladies, especially women who are good friends, really do talk about this kind of stuff with each other. The stigma that women have to be proper and appropriate all the time goes out the window. These conversations are real conversations. You want to talk about relationships? Bring it. You want to talk about farts? Let’s do it.

3) The diversity. This is so important, especially for today’s audience. Yes, the cast in the first episode is all-female, but my god, the diversity was astounding. You have four women, who are very different from each other in every way. You have a difference of ethnicity, backgrounds, sexual orientation, and walks of life. And they blend beautifully. I cannot praise this aspect of the show enough. IT IS SO GOOD TO SEE ALL OF THIS IN ONE SPOT.

4) Impact on the community and viewers. I think this is a really healthy show in general. There are so many in the community who look up to these lovely ladies, so having their own show is quite empowering. It’s no secret that many see them as role models. Seeing them all in one setting will definitely make a bigger impact and stronger influence for the better. Again, this is not a knock against men or the men of RT, but I think it’s important for young women to see these conversations and understand that they are perfectly normal. It’s okay to joke around with your friends and that it’s possible to find and establish that kind of relationship with another person where you can be yourself and you won’t be judged for it.

Just talking with community members throughout the years at RTX and through the forums, I know there are many people who shrink away from their full potential because they feel they may just not fit “the norm”. I always encourage people to embrace who they are, work to become better people than who they are in present day, and change the world for the better. I want to see people bring their best, and I want to see them grow, and I want them to never forget who they are in the process.

These ladies have done this and continue to do so. I think that’s worth supporting and backing. Cheers, ladies.

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Lawbreakers Closed Public Alpha Steam Keys!

I HAZ! (They are for STEAM)

How can you get one?

I would like the RT Community to have a chance at one of the keys I have. I will be giving the first one away on my Rooster Teeth journal which you can find here http://roosterteeth.com/post/51276205 . All you have to do is comment on it and tell me what your favorite part about RTX was.

I want a fair amount of people to have a chance at obtaining a key, so please positive mod the post, so it can make it up on the popular content page. Comments will serve as an entry, and please note there is only one entry per user name. Winner will be chosen on 7/20 after my Last of Us stream!

And speaking of streaming, I will be giving out ANOTHER key during TODAY’S (7/20/16)  stream. I will be starting at 6:30pm Pacific / 9:30pm Eastern. You guys have a heads up because you’re my community 😉 So this is like giving you a second chance to get a key and try out the closed alpha. Stop by today’s stream at twitch.tv/geekyfriedrice and say hi. I’m looking into raffle bots or a plug-in that will be compatible to Twitch, so come chill with me and have at another chance to win a key! Well, you’re going to be chilling. I’m going to scared out of my phuqing mind again. Last of Us is not unicorns and sunshine.

If you win the keys, I will be giving you more info as far as when the next test dates and times are.

If you don’t win the keys, you can still sign up on lawbreakers.com for a chance to play in the Alpha. Super shoutout to @bosskey for the keys <3. Check them out at bosskey.com

Good luck, everyone!

“Beat gravity into submission in LawBreakers, an exhilarating new first-person shooter where even the laws of physics can be shattered, creating unprecedented gravity-based combat across a bloody rebuilt American landscape.”

Lawbreakers is developed by Boss Key Productions and published by Nexon.

 

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RT Vegas Community Plays: Pokemon Go!

For those who are unfamiliar with other shenanigans I participate in, I also host community events within the Rooster Teeth community. The 15th of every month has been dubbed #RTCommunityDay. Since Pokemon Go is fairly new and Saturday the 16th was when most people were available this month, we decided to head over to a local park and try our hand at Pokemon Go.

It was a lot of fun! I mean a LOT of fun. There aren’t many instances where we can go out and meet other people with such a strong and immediate common ground tying us together, but it happened. Towards the end of the night, all of us were trying to take down a gym, and we found new comrades and friends who helped us. (YEAH, VALOR, but for real, Instinct kicked our asses…)

If you haven’t tried it yet, I encourage you to give Pokemon Go a shot. However, please be careful when playing it. Be aware of your surroundings, be aware of other people around you, and use common sense on when and when not to play it.

I am pleasantly surprised by the number of people who were open to friendly conversation. This game is really changing how people interact with one another. At least for the time being. Really looking forward to another Pokemon Go outing.  Enjoy the vid, and I will see you guys in the next livestream!

Less than three you all!

 

Jack Pattillo, Adam Ellis and their beards invade Vegas aka #SHFMJVT2014

Rooster Teeth Vegas fans in all their glory.

Time and time again, people who don’t quite understand internet life have asked me what it is about certain groups I am a part of that makes me…well… want to be a part of them. I do my best to be as involved with this community specifically because it is very dear to my heart and I’ve made genuine friends through this site. Though this video only expresses a portion of the love that RT fans have for these guys, I hope it conveys how much RT means to us.

To Burnie Burns, Matt Hullum, Barbara Dunkleman, and Caleb Denecour, you guys have created such an amazing community, and every day I am proud to be a part of it.

Jack and Adam, I hope you guys know how much you are loved and adored. It is always a beautiful thing to see the RT fans interact with you and it warms my heart that after all these years, Rooster Teeth is STILL incredibly community oriented. Thank you both for taking time out of your schedules to meet with us and I cannot wait to see you guys again!

Joel, next time, all right?