GrizzlyBearable

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    • Why I'm a Rooster Teeth Fan

      2 years ago

      GrizzlyBearable

      I'll be the first to admit, I have not been a Rooster Teeth fan for very long. My first real experience with Rooster Teeth came in November of 2013 at Nekocon when one of the video rooms was showing RWBY season 1. I made it 7 episodes in before I had to leave the room to make it to a panel. But I liked it more than I had expected, so I decided I would catch up after the con. A couple of weeks pass and I end up sharing RWBY with practically everyone I know.

      At this point, I was just a couple months into my freshman year at ODU as an English major because I wanted to be a writer and I figured I could find a career in something if I couldn't make it as a writer. After a single semester I realized that was a terrible decision because I can't stand English as a course so I changed my major to Psychology. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with that degree at the time. Fast forward into the first semester of my sophomore year and I make a decision that I would become a Criminology minor or double major and become a detective (because I love solving puzzles) if I can't make it as some form of artist (Because I like to do just about everything, I wanted to do at least something creative for a living).

      Into my second semester at ODU and I decide to try watching Let's Play Minecraft again and I can't get enough. I end up watching every one of those videos within two weeks, then I move on to watching every other Achievement Hunter video. Then I look at the Rooster Teeth channel and I can't get enough of that either. I decided I want to support these nerds that I love so, in February, I became a sponsor.

      Come up to 17 March and I am at physical therapy for a knee surgery I had and I end up hurting my OTHER knee in much the same way I injured the one I was at physical therapy for (I have an MRI for this on 6 April). Trust me, the irony was not lost on me. I take a week to go back to my parents house and get back to the point where I can walk. During that week, @Pat posts about hiring a new production artist. I see this post at an ungodly hour of the morning because I am in pain and can't sleep, and I feel like I just got punched in the gut. Here is this opportunity presenting itself on a silver platter, but I can't try to seize it because I decided to devote my energy to trying to get a "real" career instead of trying to do something that will actually make me happy.

      At that moment I made a decision: Spend the next year using all of my free time doing nothing but improving my talents. I devoted myself to putting more work into this than I had in the past five years combined and at the end of that "year" (I made it a bit more flexible to end up saying my 21st birthday, just a little more than year) I would send my resume and portfolio to Rooster Teeth and any other company I could think of that I would be happy working at.

      Monday, 23 March rolls around and my dad drives me back to my house on his way to work. I need to drive to my doctor's office that day to get paperwork to take to HR of my job so that I can start working again. On the way there, my car breaks down (I won't bore you with the details) and my dad has to come get me off the side of the road from work to get my car to a NAPA nearby who said they could have the part I needed the next morning. So, I end up back at my parents' house for the night and I start talking about the decision I made and they (my dad especially) were a lot more supportive than I had thought they would be.

      In the middle of the conversation I come to a realization and I ask him "What if... I changed my major?" I was hesitant to do it because I'm already 2 years into this Psychology degree. His response is simply "You will just need to work really hard for the next couple of years then." So it was decided. I am going through the motions now of changing my major to drawing and design and basically taking every other creative class I want to take as a sort of minor program (Theater, writing, music, etc).

      It took me a bit to realize it, but I'm actually happy now. I hadn't noticed how unhappy I was on the path I was on, but I am genuinely happy now. I guess, if I had to wrap it up with a pretty black bow, there isn't much more to say than...

      I'm a fan of Rooster Teeth because they gave me a dream. I've never had that before because I never let myself aim for what I really wanted. And now I'm putting myself through the gauntlet. I will do everything it takes to be creative for a living and at the end of one of these roads, I see Rooster Teeth. There are a thousand other roads leading from the same fork as that one, but none of them mean as much to me. I feel like I owe it to myself to try and become a part of that family because, even though I haven't been around for very long, Rooster Teeth holds a huge place in my heart.

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    • nearly.witch3s FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Welcome to the community! Feel free to message me or check out the forums if you have any questions. smiley0.gif

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