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.
18 hours agoArnettV 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. If you're too lazy to check, that's okay! We have a list below.
Hosted by RT Florida
- Boca Raton: https://www.facebook.com/events/267898260303701/
- Delray Beach: https://www.facebook.com/events/639363979597851/
Hosted by RT Michigan
Hosted by RT STL (St. Louis)
- St. Louis: http://roosterteeth.com/post/51295917
Hosted by Rooster Buckeyes
- Cincinnati: http://roosterteeth.com/post/51295910
- Toledo: http://roosterteeth.com/post/51295910
Hosted by RT South Carolina
- Columbia: http://roosterteeth.com/post/51294262
Hosted by RT Wisconsin
- Milwuakee: http://roosterteeth.com/post/51296985
And just so you know what's going on online, we also have a nifty schedule for your easy viewing pleasure. Aren't we so thoughtful? We think we are!
We hope to see you around the Internet for Rooster Teeth's 14th anniversary!
1 day agoLadyOddDuck 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!
22 hours agoColeG
Looking to answer more of your anime questions! Comment here or on the reddit thread for a chance to get your question read and answered in our Community Service segment of the show.
We have the Finale of the first ever Fan Service Shot of the Week: Tournament Arc. Our "Old School Otaku" Gray is facing off against "THE Sidecock" Austin in a battle of who can provide the most Moist clip for our Judge and Special Guest: Barbara!!!
We also have some big news this week that you're not gonna wanna miss!
Fan Service airs for Rooster Teeth FIRST members at 9am Saturday morning.
2 days agoPelessaria 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
2 days agoscheree Artist
I'm streaming some art making ON TWITCH WHAAAAAT??!! Come hang out. Doodling some Vol4 RWBY bbs <3
Done for the day here are some sketches
It's hard to get back into the groove after not drawing them for months. I miss my rwby bbs
2 days agoXuelder 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.
22 hours agosuppi
Hey everyone, long time no post.
And i hate having to post what i need to post but it's something that I need to do.
Basically a storm his north DFW last night, and my dad's new car got wrecked.
He has insurance, so that's awesome, but there's a $500 deductible, which we can't afford to drop all at once.
To give you a hit on how big the storm hit people, my dad's insurance company is having to FLY adjusters in to local offices because they're so busy with claims and repairs.
Anyway, if anyone who reads this could share this GoFundMe page and possibly donate, I would really appreciate it.
15 hours agoAgentWashingtub008 Crackpot of Coffee
Over in the forums we've been snapping at any #RvB15 information we can get. We're less than two weeks away from the 14th anniversary of the SHOW AND THE COMPANY, PEOPLE! That's no conformation of anything, but just something to note by itself.
As we prepare for the season, I think it's only appropriate I get myself ready for full crackpot mode by making a list of all the things I DO know for sure. And I may as well share that information. (And it came up in the forums more naturally...)
So, here's an itemized list of things we know about the upcoming season or can very reliably speculate. This will be a post I revisit as we learn more prior to the premiere so feel free to comment anything you can think of, or if you just want to stay as on top of it as me, comment for updates/follow the post.
Things We Know about Season 15 (Even Tangentially) As of 3:46PM 3/27/2017
-The story summary states a new plot-driving character who is a reporter investigating the Reds and the Blues and their possible connections to the brewing Human-Alien conflicts in the colony worlds (IE Chorus and the SImulation System)
-The reporter is female. This is only important because we can slightly speculate to the possible in-house RT actresses who haven't played roles and what her personality might bring to the character. External actresses are possible but not as fruitful for speculation. Too many.
-There is an unknown timejump between seasons, but it is likely within months like most previous ones.
-Writing and Directing has been handed over to Joe Nicolosi who wrote, directed, and animated Brick Gultch, the RvBVR shorts, and his own comedy shorts, animations, and skits.
-Miles, Burnie, and Matt are still involved with story to a degree.
-Kerry was present at the RTX AU panel for RvB.
-Machinima is being done in Halo 5
-Machinima has been done in a night-time variant of an industrial map with a city skybox that in Halo lore is a colony world.
-Brandon and Kerry have commented on recording lines, meaning that Palomo and Bitters will return for speaking roles.
- Geoff has confirmed he has/will be recording lines. As has Gus. (I'm just putting this here to be through.)
-Church's plan to delete himself has (for all intents and purposes of the current plan) succeded and some new form of the fragment personas will be returning. This fact has been compounded by the recap video.
-There's a hidden gem in a few recent posts by RT that I'm not sure if anyone here caught onto. I don't want to ruin the surprise, BUT several official RT posts in the pre season 15 hype building in the forums and on other social platforms have mentioned Sister. And not just a mention, but with enough importance to consider her extened return in 15 as being almost garunteed. It was tucked nicely into the post about Wash AND Sister lines, true, but she keeps coming up publicly.
-It has been discussed that retro/classic merch could return to the store sometime soon. This includes the Red vs Blue Jersey shirts which appeared very early on. Gavin is lobbying for Grif's to be the original intended 69 rather than 22.
-Red vs Blue Season 15 will begin on April 2nd and probably will continue in the Sunday animation slot.
NEW INFORMATION BELOW THIS POINT
-Promotional materials for Season 15 show Donut, Sarge, Caboose, and Tucker in animated poses. Tucker is in the standard Halo 5 Moljnir armor instead of the Hephaestus (The Charon Meta Suit). It is unknown if he is wearing an altered suit or if he gave it up.
-A misleading banner was made for social media. The premiere still will be on the 2nd, NOT THE 4th.
1 day agomadmanmoe
I think everyone here in the community has at one time or another felt overwhelmed about life and their current situation. I think that actually applies to pretty much a vast majority of people in general. But one thing that people can agree on is that this is one of very few places where people can come and open up about their problems in a safe and supporting community.
My dear friend @vatazes is one of those dear and loving people who likes to help people whenever she can, and she is going through some tough times right now. However, she's not taking it laying down. I'm really amazed and in awe at just how tough this lady is, and I want to help however way I can.
I would appreciate it if you guys would drop by and read her latest post and give her your moral support.
Thanks in advance.