But I know the impact he had on the lives of so many people here. I remember the first time I heard of him - I was at Anime Boston in 2007. I was at the AMV contest screening. During the intermission, a video began to play. It was Master Chief versus Samus.
It was the greatest thing I had ever seen. I looked for the video on the voting ballot but it was no where to be found. Of course. It wasn't an AMV. It was just the entertainment during the voting. I didn't care. I wrote "Haloid" under Best In Show.
And then I raced off to the RoosterTeeth booth where I told Nico all about this great video I just saw with Master Chief versus Samus. (He wasn't into Nintendo, so the Samus thing was lost.) But I was teeming with energy about it. I was ecstatic to find it online, and I showed it to everyone I could find when I got back to college.
It wasn't too much longer after that - what, maybe a year or two? - that a very special episode of Red vs. Blue came out. The Red team burst through a concrete wall on the Warthog. "That's not possible in Halo, is it?" I wondered. And then I found out. Monty Oum, the wonderful man who did that crazy Haloid video at Anime Boston, had joined RoosterTeeth.
And I remember, at the last RVBTO, Burnie talking about the first time he ever approached Monty about working with RoosterTeeth and how it sounded like he was hitting on him. Later in the panel when he said something that might reveal his age he said, "I don't want to date us... hah, I'm like Monty, I don't want to date us." Just a sliver of the humor and joy Monty brought to this team.
I'm devastated to hear of his passing. But I'm so glad and grateful to everyone on this website who contributed to his care in the last few days. This community is truly one of the best I've ever been honored to be a part of.
And I'm glad that Monty was able to do what he loved and was so good at for the last few years here with RoosterTeeth. I know he was respected and revered and loved. By me, by you, and by all.
So my IndieGoGo reward level comes with a sponsorship. But as you can see, I do not need it for myself. So first person to shoot me a message with their email address (associated with your RT account, I presume) and your favorite Simmons quote from Blood Gulch Chronicles gets it. Aaaaand go!
Getting involved in Lazer TeamDoes anyone know how to go about getting involved with the production of Lazer Team? I ask for myself as potential on-set crew, and for friends who would like to be cast as talent. Does anyone know anything about either one of these? Any info would be much appreciated.
I contributed for the $35 perk on the RT IndieGoGo. Towards the end, I tried to bump it up to $50, but I didn't realize it was going to charge me an additional $50 instead of just upping me by $15. So now I've got a total fo $85 in contributions, and one set of $50 perks and one set of $35 perks. I wrote to IndieGoGo and they said they can't help me because the money went directly to RT. I wrote to RT to refund the $35, and they haven't responded. What do?
I mean preferably I would like to just cancel my $35 contribution but at the very least, I would at least like to get the $75 level stuff since I contributed $85?
Or worst case, if none of that is possible, does anyone want to buy my $35 perks off me? Comes with DVD, digital download, sponsorship, and BTS perks.
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PLEASE DONATE AND GET US TO 2.25 MIL PLEASE BABY JESUS
RTX and the likeSo I'm heavily considering going to RTX but a few key unknowns need to be squared away first, so to you, RoosterTeeth community, I pose the following queries:
1) Is anyone driving/carpooling from or through the Los Angeles area and care to add one more hitchhiker for a share of the cost of gasoline? and/or 2) Is anyone looking for a relatively low maintenance hostel, hotel or house guest to either contribute to lodging costs or eat your food and sleep on your couches as the case may be?
Any and all light shed on the matter is greatly apprecaited.