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21 years old
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from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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    • RT Box February 2017 Impressions (and one code for Orcs Must Die! Unchained giveaway)

      6 days ago

      gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

      I'm back home! That means I'm also back with a 'new' journal featuring the RT Box for February.


      This one comes to us from Jack Pattillojackonce again, rocking a Mardi Gras theme!

      What have we got to celebrate this wonderful event? Let's see:

      - one Achievement Hunter Mardi Gras shirt (green!)

      - one Funhaus cup (neon orange!)

      - one Game Attack shot glass (clear with purple beads!)

      - one Rooster Teeth hot/cold pack (heart shaped with red...things)

      - one set of Double Gold sweat/wristbands (black)

      - one code for Orcs Must Die! Unchained from Let's Play

      - #1 (of season 1's) Rooster Teeth Double Gold card (1 in 5 are signed by Matt Hullum)


      Just to say, no, I didn't get a signed card. Maybe next time. Not disappointing, they're quite nice without the signature anyway! I also liked seeing what appears to be Ruby and Yang featuring in the art wink


      The shirt is a nice mellow green. It also, as usual fits great. The art is actually very pleasing to the eye, and let's face it, Jack is perfect for this one.


      Another Funhaus cup?? Okay. It's a nice one, though. I do like orange. This one is pretty large (I don't have very small hands either, check out my picture to get an eye for size), plus the design is ergonomic and has a good base to help prevent your drunk-ass from spilling it. The plastic seems good quality. My mum is getting sick of all my RT cups, though.


      Game Attack's first feature is a shot glass. This plastic seems a little flimsier but it may be because it has a small hole in it to attach the beads to it. It is also good looking, and I guess we all need glasses on ropes so we can just carry them around. Fitting for the theme. I need to do more shots to keep up with these boxes!


      The hot/cold pack. I will say this once. THIS THING IS ADDICTIVE TO HOLD. I can't stop myself. The bead things are amazing. I don't even need to use this as intended to like it. It's a nice colour and shape heart plus it's practical, I guess. It's microwavable and freezable. The Rooster Teeth logo came misshapen in some places and I think I rubbed parts of it off just playing with it. This whole paragraph is inappropriate. Stop.


      The sweatbands smelled like vomit and when I opened the box I got a good whiff of that. The smell has dissipated somewhat (okay it's not that bad, but I assume people have had this smell accompanying some object in their lives). Other than that con, they're your typical sweatbands. Fluffy yet kind of itchy, and the Double Gold motif is stitched well; they look good. Damn you RT for sending me things to try and make me more fit yet more alcoholic.


      I don't think the game is my type, but ya know. Can't please us all, right? I just don't enjoy playing those types of games that much, and somebody else will - so somebody can have my free copy. Note that you need to sign up on their website, not Steam.


      Hm, this one's a bit short. I guess it was not very exciting, but some good items nonetheless! Maybe I'm just getting better at being concise and succinct? Too bad I couldn't get it down while I was at university...


      Alrighty then! As always, check out my images > RT Box [insert month/year] album for a look at these sweet items!


      Let me know if you want the game code (leave a comment or message me, I'll update it if it's been given to someone).


      See you soon for the March installment! Mine hasn't shipped yet but it usually arrives either just before or after the first week of the month.


      Hooroo!

    • Delay on my February RT box post

      2 weeks ago

      gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

      To anybody that reads my month-by-month RT Box impression journal, just an update that I'm currently in a different state on a holiday. My RT Box actually arrived the day after I left, so this is on me and not the international shipping delay  wink I'm visiting Adelaide for the first time, and it's really different to Melbourne (to my surprise).

      Anyway, I'll be back in a week and a half and post my journal as soon as I can. Maybe I'll get a nice surprise and have a signed Gold card in mine?


      Till then,

      Smell ya later!

    • RT Box January 2017 Impressions

      1 month ago

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      New year, new me, (yes I'm aware it's way past new year. Blame international shipping times) new batch of RT Boxes!


      2017 is the Chinese year of the Rooster, thus, we're kicking this year off with the Year of the Rooster Teeth box, coming from mister Matt Hullum himself!  matt


      First off, this greeting card is quite pretty, the stylised 2017 (the 20 doubles as a Rooster) is really cool.


      Matt's got some advice concerning resolutions, and each of these items fit this theme. They're all based around succeeding, and I'm pretty sure I'd trust this dude on the topic.


      Let's take a gander at the helpful items this month's box has:

      - one RWBY Zwei mousepad (red, adorable)

      - one Rooster Teeth Double Gold hat (olive brown? I don't know what the hell to call this colour)

      - one Achievement Hunter Fake AH Crew coin bank (green, of course! Also transparent)

      - one Rooster Teeth luggage grip (red!)

      - one Steam code for The Escapists: The Walking Dead from Let's Play

      - one The Eleven Little Roosters sticker


      A bunch of quality items. I'm actually glad these are all encouraging items that you can use to better yourself (if you're about that; some people are cool as-is, ya know?).


      Matt has suggestions for each item:
      Do better at work with the mousepad. To be frank, I don't know if the cuteness would make me better, or make me more distracted than I already am. It seems to be of great quality, even if it's made in China - who cares? I don't. It's pretty big, and I tested out my mouse and yep, it works (but really, my mouse works on anything, even a face). I love this artwork, damn, Zwei is one of the best. That cute little butt.


      Exercise more while wearing the hat. Sure, you could do that! I could do that. I should do that. I really like the Double Gold motif, and I'm always up for more DG specific items that I can wear. There's hardly anything on the store and I guess this makes up for that! I've worn it a fair bit today, even if it was scorching hot (curse you, missing Ozone layer!).


      If you wanna save money, pop your change in the money box. It's not big enough to fit a whole lotta change, but it can definitely inspire some change (eh?). One of my favourite things is Achievement Hunter's GTA V let's plays, and their crew is close to my heart. Every time I bank a dollarydoo, two dollarydoos, or even a fiddy/twenty/ten/five cent, I'll imagine Gavin getting mugged gavin


      If you're a traveler like the people of Rooster Teeth, or even a normal person, you'll go farther with the luggage grip. It's pretty nice - spongey, soft, and you'll probably wanna take this with you for any occasion. I, for one, hate uncomfortable bag handles, and though I've never left this island down unda, I've done some moving during my university days. It gets a bit rough. I know I'll take this with me from here on out!


      As for the free game, never heard of it, but it looks cool. I guess I might find out one day, I'm a bit more biased towards my PlayStations....


      And lastly, the sticker. Always love a good sticker. Please, help me, I hoard stickers.


      And funnily enough, we have the clue to read the first letter of each line of the greeting card to gain some sage advice to help you with your new year's resolutions struggle:


      Give up and enjoy life.

      Thanks, Matt. I might just do that!


      As always, check out my images > RT Box [insert month/year] album for a look at these sweet items!


      See ya!

    • RT Box December Impressions

      1 month ago

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      Welp, I'm late with this one (give me a break, right?).


      What's up? Hope 2017 has been treating you, or you've been treating yo'self.


      Figured out with support that I could no longer upload pictures if they were over 3mb, which caused me to slack off. I covered November and December's uploads just now, so here we go with the last box of 2016.


      By the way, I was right about New Year's resolutions being a thing for this one (you'll see).

      It comes to us from Josh Flanagan (no Josh emoji astonished) , tipping us off about his new show The Eleven Little Roosters, sequel to the popular Ten Little Roosters.


      The message was encoded in Morse code and wingdings, but I think I got the gist of it (something about emojis and a nude Burt Reynolds gif).


      We have:

      - one Rooster Teeth branded VR Cardboard (intended for the Assassin Superstars 360 episodes)

      - one Rooster Teeth reverse logo shirt (dark navy)

      - one Achievement Hunter cocktail shaker (black and alcoholic)

      - one RWBY notebook (Volume 4 artwork on the front)

      - one Rooster Teeth 'Roostersnaps' pen/stylus

      - one Steam code for the RWBY: Grimm Eclipse team JNPR DLC from Let's Play


      To be honest, this one's a bit lackluster if you're not into The Eleven Little Roosters. Which I am not, jeez, I'm not smart enough for that! To be quite honest, I never even watched Ten Little Roosters. Yeah, I'm awful.

      Except, the VR cardboard is actually really fun and interesting, and it does work. So that's a plus.


      The shirt, it fits well, love the colour combination. And the reverse logo is a nice touch, and can confirm it is mirror selfie compatible. I've worn this a couple of times already and, I'm a sucker for a shirt (and hats).


      I've yet to use the cocktail shaker, but with the "my drinking friends have a gaming problem" I'm feeling like all my drinking friends need a gaming problem like mine, because golly do I got one. It's pretty nifty, the top is a shot glass as well as the lid, and it has a strainer. Nothing to crush anything as you shake, but hey, can't have it all.


      I love the RWBY notepad, because, RWBY (yeah, again). I don't write things, ever, my handwriting (bad) and words per minute on a keyboard (about 70) is proof of that. But it's really cute. The inside has Ruby's rose emblem on each page (they're lined, as well). The pen is also a good writer if you are a caveman and write stuff, but the stylus end of it is really awesome. Works like a charm. Snapchat to your heart's content!


      Josh noted that if you write in the notepad with the stylus end, nothing will happen, which is a "perfect way to record those New Years resolutions you were hoping to skip out on anyway". Told ya it'd feature.


      Some pretty different items this time around. You bet I redeemed that DLC code for Grimm Eclipse right away - not that I've even gotten around to playing that game at all, really. It's PC, guys, it's way more work than a console.


      As always, check out my images > RT Box [insert month/year] album for a look at these sweet items!


      January 2017's box just arrived today (that got me into gear), so I'm gonna to take some pictures and write some stuff again. Catch ya on the flip side, since technically, it's a new year of RT Boxes!  wave

    • RT Box November Impressions (and one Steam code for Warhammer: Vermintide giveaway)

      1 month ago

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      Festive greetings to you!

      Today has brought me the RT Box for November! I'm going to take a guess, and by the looks of it, it's holiday themed (big surprise)! It comes to us from Elyse elyse(and probably James  james too; I can't quite tell what the signature says) Willems of Funhaus.


      "CHECK OUT OUR BOX!" 

      Good start. +1 for the dirty pun.


      What's the special message? Something about FAMILY TIME, a joke about the US presidential election, and also something about the RT FAMILY.

      Speaking of RT family, it comes to save the day with this box and its contents:

      - one 'cynical' holiday themed shirt (gray)

      - one official Rooster Teeth ornament (red [duh])

      - one colour changing Funhaus cup (clear/orange)

      - one RWBY plastic pouch (the colour is self explanatory)

      - one RWBY Chibi pot holder (starring Ruby)

      - one Rooster Teeth chattering teeth wind-up toy

      - one Always Open sticker

      - one On The Spot sticker

      - one Steam code for Warhammer The End Times: Vermintide from Let's Play


      I was definitely looking forward to this box. I saw on Twitter that somebody had mentioned an ornament (unfortunately theirs was missing but I'm sure they got it sorted). Luckily, I haven't gotten a missing item yet. I do suppose that's a real issue that can happen, but I have a feeling that it gets taken care of.


      The shirt is very soft and minimalistic. I like the cynical theme, as cynical is one thing I can easily get on board with (that wasn't very cynical, idiot). I particularly like the "mall Santas", "forced gratitude" and "Die Hard" parts.


      The bauble is super cute and I had to argue to get it on our family tree (apparently RED isn't a colour my mum and sister like to decorate with??). It's there though, and I'm proud.


      The Funhaus cup, even though I mention every time I am not one of their 'fans', I think this cup is pretty cool. Because it changes colour when it's cool. I had to figure that one out as it didn't mention what changed the colour, and I thought the logo would change from black to something else - nope. The whole cup changed to orange when I stuck it in the freezer for a minute. Sweet! I have way too many cups than I know what to do with (what with my awaited RT store order containing two silipints). If I am responsible and have my own home, I sure will have plenty of items for the kitchen (which I am appreciative of actually).


      The RWBY pouch has stolen my heart. It has the Volume 4 artwork of the girls on it (which is beautiful). I might not store my tampons in it as was suggested but it's definitely an option. I will have to find a use for it or maybe I'll just look at it because I'm weak for those girls.


      Speaking of kitchen items, the bloody pot holder is adorable. I'll be doing more "aww"ing at cute little Chibi Ruby than concentrating (what's that burning smell?). COOKIES! 'Nuff said.


      The little chattering teeth I admit kind of freak me out but I think it's so meta I will allow it.


      I like the stickers because I like those shows. Granted I hardly get to watch them as much as I would (I have no life but I do have to spend time doing other stuff). I have been dedicated enough to catch Always Open for the pilot episodes and about 4 or 5 of them when they released (I watch them a bit after now due to Internet issues), and some of the post-shows. It's actually one of my favourite things to watch! I really do like the scope of the whole thing and it doesn't hurt to have one of my favourite people hosting, and a lot of my favourite people as guests. I am a sticker hoarder but I know I'll find somewhere to put them (eventually)...


      The free Steam codes are always a nice touch but I don't think I will be redeeming this one. I'm happy to give it away so message me if you want it (first come first serve)!


      To sum it up - great items. I wonder what December will bring? Something about stupid New Year's resolutions is my guess.


      As always, check out my images > RT Box [insert month] album for a look at these sweet items!


      Have a happy and safe holidays everyone  heart

    • The $5 off at the RT store giveaway

      1 month ago

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      Hey all!

      I just randomly generated a winner to the giveaway. I've messaged the winner, so as long as they say they're taking the 'prize', I will then make sure to post it publicly here. The winner has a message from me labeled "surprise!".


      Thanks to everyone that added me for this, I'm glad to have you all as friends!


      Edit 05/12: so far the prize hasn't been accepted and I'm going to give it two more days. If not accepted then I'll pick a new recipient. I still don't need it even though I've bought stuff in the Xmas sale (I get 10% off as a DG member anyways).


      Edit 9/12: messaged a new winner, same deal as above! Awaiting acceptance.


      Edit December 2016: The code was accepted before the new year. :)

    • Nintendo NES classic mini

      4 months ago

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      It's absolutely crazy that such a small and tiny console has wreaked havoc in the world lately. Sold out everywhere, preorder attempts failing for those that sought the second shipments.... here, we had two retailers offering preorders from the announce date way back in July. There was also a very small amount on the release day being sold in another retailer. 


      Basically, everyone missed out when you look at how many people wanted it vs. available units.


      I saw on the Extra Life stream that somebody at Rooster Teeth had one, and I briefly saw the menu of it and it looked pretty cool. I used to have the Super Mario All-Stars cartridge for the SNES (pronounced as one word of course), and my family used to have a ball with that before PlayStation was a thing. For whatever stupid reason, we don't have it anymore, and have not for 6+ years (I think somebody stole it tbh). Still have Super Mario Kart which is nice, and also that cool cartridge that lets you put GameBoy carts in it (the Super GameBoy for SNES) - but, I digress.


      The NES classic mini is indeed awesome. I was very fortunate to have decided to preorder it and an extra controller - it was pretty expensive in AUD; to put it in perspective it was $99.95 for the console and $19.95 for the controller!


      If you can, I recommend you pick this up one day (if it becomes possible). It is ADORABLY small (you can have it on the palm of your hand), has a very cool menu with awesome save state options, easy to select settings and display options and also a great selection of games (original graphics still hold to this day)


      Check out my images > "Nintendo NES Classic Mini" for pictures of this sweet piece of tech. I hope they make more stuff like this!

    • Post Extra Life 2016

      4 months ago

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      I luckily caught the ending of the stream. A very heartfelt way to end such an amazing event! Thank you, Matt, for donating $30k and for the tribute to Leonard Cohen. Hallelujah indeed (I know how hard it is to sing and play guitar at the same time, especially when you barely can get the words out).


      Thank you to the crew and all the staff at Rooster Teeth, thank you Extra Life, thank you everyone who donated!


      I donated a total of $73.06 USD, or $100.32 AUD dollarydoos! $23 of that was for the friends I had by the end of the stream which was also matched by Matt.


       heart

    • Extra Life 2016!!

      4 months ago

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      So far this has been amazing (experiencing it on twitter alone)!

      I've done my personal $50 tier donation!


      I will also be donating an additional ONE WHOLE US DOLLAR (the exchange rate means that's even more for me but oh well) per friend I have by the time the stream is close to finishing!! GO GO GO! So far it's at $22!

    • mironricardo asked gem_scheltema a question

      What did you think of the latest Extra life livestream?!! (2016)

      Answered: Nov 13, 2016

      I wish I knew...I can't watch because 1. my family would kill me for watching a 24 hour stream (I would have been able to stay up 24 hours) because we have limited Internet and 2. because our Australian Internet is so crappy it probably wouldn't have worked anyway :(


      BUT I have been looking at all the tweets and Instagram stories (snapchat is having a hard time loading) and there's been a lot of amazing things!


      I think Michael and Lindsay announcing they're having a baby next year is a huge highlight for me and many others. It's literally an EXTRA LIFE!! They will be amazing parents! So many congratulations.


      Also FUEL PART 3 ANNOUNCED WOO


      Also the money raised never ceases to impress!!


      I will have to watch it on YouTube as somebody usually uploads it. That's how I saw last year's.

  • Comments (7)

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

      6 months ago

      Hey, I've been wondering (And now I'm the only 2 comments on your profile), what's the story behind "((bird noises))"?

      • gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

        6 months ago

        Haha. One of my favourite Gavin moments. It's from let's play minecraft episode 129. Go to 58:07. :)

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

        6 months ago

        Somehow took me until now to watch it sorry


      • gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

        6 months ago

        Haha, no problem. I personally have this weird fascination with the noises that Gavin makes (but I'm pretty sure a lot of others do too). They're hilarious  gavin-32.png

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

      8 months ago

      Holy shit, oh my God, your hair is freaking awesome.

      • gem_scheltema FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTBox reviews each month

        8 months ago

        Haha thank you! So is yours :) love the colour! Mine is very washed out now.

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

        8 months ago

        Mine's been washed out twice since this pic. kind of a greenish purpleish swampy silver. I kinda like it.

  • Questions answered by gem_scheltema

    I wish I knew...I can't watch because 1. my family would kill me for watching a 24 hour stream (I would have been able to stay up 24 hours) because we have limited Internet and 2. because our Australian Internet is so crappy it probably wouldn't have worked anyway :(


    BUT I have been looking at all the tweets and Instagram stories (snapchat is having a hard time loading) and there's been a lot of amazing things!


    I think Michael and Lindsay announcing they're having a baby next year is a huge highlight for me and many others. It's literally an EXTRA LIFE!! They will be amazing parents! So many congratulations.


    Also FUEL PART 3 ANNOUNCED WOO


    Also the money raised never ceases to impress!!


    I will have to watch it on YouTube as somebody usually uploads it. That's how I saw last year's.

    I actually love guitars. I would have to say I'm definitely a fan of Fender's designs; to play and in general. I have a couple of favourites; the Telecaster (thinlines in particular), but I also really like the look of the Jazzmaster & Jaguar.

    I would agree with you about white Les Pauls. They look pretty sleek! Truthfully though, I'd probably struggle with their size and weight. Plus, I like Fender's standard scale length more. My Epiphone Firebird might look cool, but it's very heavy and hard for me to play.
    Thank you for an interesting question thumbsup