I came across this really interesting article by the AV Club about Homestar Runner today. They really get to the core of what makes the series special, and how the site impacted internet culture.
Speaking personally, I can say that, aside from Rooster Teeth, Homestar Runner is the number one influence for what I do. I can't say there's a day that goes by that I don't think about or reference it in some way, which really speaks to how big a part of my life it is.
I've got big news! This November, @Monty and I are traveling to your dangerous country to SEE ALL OF YOU. Two weeks. Three events. COUNTLESS MEMORIES.
First up, from Nov 8th-10th, is SUPANOVA BRISBANE at the RNA Showroom (in Brisbane of course). Monty and I will be there to meet all who are kind enough to see us, and we'll even ruin your valuables with our scribbly signatures for the low price of ZERO AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS. Please come see us and tell us where to get good pizza. Also that weekend is RTOZ, which will be a time and a half. Stay tuned to their site for more info on that.
Second! On November 12th in MELBOURNE, we will be at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, or ACMI, for an animation panel and Q&A! This should be a lot of fun, so come listen to us talk about our approach to animation and have a good ol' time. Tickets will go on sale next week! More details coming soon.
Then finally we're off to ADELAIDE for another SUPANOVA EXPO at the Adelaide Fairground from the 15th to the 17th. Again, come see us so we can talk about how awesome kangaroos are. As usual, we will be happy to sell and sign a bunch of stuff.
So there you go! We're both really excited to be visiting your country and seeing as many people as possible, so please don't be shy! Bonus points if you're from Burnie, Tasmania. Thanks!
RTAA 100: The Podcast KingToday's a special day! Rooster Teeth Animated Adventures is turning 100 episodes old, and to celebrate, we put together a special RTAA short called "The Podcast King." It's not your typical Animated Adventure, but it's got characters you know and love, plus a whole lotta hijinx! Give it a watch!
It's truly hard to believe RTAA has reached its centennial episode. Looking back, it's quite remarkable how far the show has come, since the early days when I was just doing them in my spare time as a way to make cartoons without having to record my own audio. It's been a long road, and now almost three years and 100 episodes later, I can safely say getting bored one summer afternoon and making the first RTAA was the best thing that ever happened to me.
The best part has and will always be making you guys laugh. That's the reason I keep making these every week. RTAA is great because we are all in on the joke; we all know the characters so well and are always happy to see @Gavin say something silly or @Barbara make a pun, or @Joel go streaking in the middle of a baseball game while ranting about DYY (which I still have no idea what it is). It's basically the Rooster Teeth Saturday morning cartoon show, you could say, and it never would have hit a triple digit episode count if it weren't for you watching. So, thank you, all of you.
Aside from you lovely people, the 100th episode would not have been possible without the help of some tremendously talented people. Firstly, @Gus and @Burnie for doing a bang-up job as their roles. We got a little more information on The Fulcrum in the RTAA world, and Burnie really brought the character to life. As did Shannon McCormick, aka @sadogre, aka Agent Washington, who played the brilliantly dead-pan magic talking goat. I could not have asked for a better performance! Everyone else did an awesome job as their characters as well, from @Miles as Darque Chocolate to @Monty as the Pizza God. Everyone was just top. Thanks to @Kerry, for helping with the tricky live action sequence, and @Holly for designing the Pizza God character. And a huge, gigantic thanks to @Chris, who did an amazing job with the sound design. He really brought it to life, and it was great to work with him on this.
Doing these scripted shorts is a lot of fun, and I know they only seem to come around every 50 weeks or so, but perhaps there will be more RTAAs like this in the future. Of course, the podcast has the most source material, but the name Rooster Teeth encompasses so much more, and even the RTAA universe has its own stories to tell. And who knows, maybe these blue-shaded, stick armed characters will be around for plenty more hundred-episode extravaganzas. As always, thanks for watching.