caleb Community Manager

26 years old
Male
from Austin, TX

    • caleb Community Manager

      A little help with Fails of the Weak

      1 week ago

      I could use some assistance. If you are someone who enjoys (or in the past, enjoyed) Fails of the Weak, could you leave a comment referencing your favorite episode and your favorite moment from that episode (please include time stamp). Looking for clips from any and all episodes.

      Thanks!!!

    • caleb Community Manager

      Colorado Bound

      1 month ago

      This weekend my ultimate team (Doublewide) will be playing in a tournament at Aurora Sports Park (19300 E Colfax Ave, Aurora, CO 80011). We have 3 game on Saturday (10am, 12pm, and 2pm) with the possibility of a 4th game at 4pm. We will have 3 games on Sunday (most likely 8am, 10am, and 12pm).

      If you are in the area, feel free to come out and watch a game or two. It's free to attend and I'm happy to say hello in between games! I've included a link to the event page (I play in the men's division). All the information is somewhere in there.

      http://play.usaultimate.org/events/TCT-Pro-Elite-C...

      After the tournament I'll be making a quick trip to Wisconsin to take engagement photos and then returning back to Austin just in time for RTX.

      Who am I going to see this weekend? Who will I be seeing at RTX?

    • caleb Community Manager

      I have nothing to say

      1 month ago

      Since I have nothing to say, you should leave a comment and ask me a question or tell me something interesting about yourself. Pretty please?

    • caleb Community Manager

      Win a Smite Founder's Pack Code

      1 month ago

      With Smite going Open Beta on the Xbox One, Hi-Rez was kind enough to send some Smite Founder's Pack Codes to us. If you want to win one, here is what you need to do:

      Step 1) Subscribe to the new channel (please)
      Step 2) Share your favorite AH moment (from a video, meeting us, etc) in the comment section below
      Step 3) Wait patiently (or impatiently)

      Four random submissions will be selected tomorrow at 3pm Central time. Codes will be sent in a message on this website.

    • caleb Community Manager

      Life is hard

      1 month ago

      Yesterday I lost a friend to some really unfortunate circumstances. Somehow down his path, he got lost and never found his way back. It's been a lot to process.

      Sometimes good people do bad things. Some people choose to focus on the bad. Today I choose to remember who he was, remember the great memories we formed together, and the kindness he shared when I moved to Austin.

    • caleb Community Manager

      Achievement Hunter Important Announcement FAQ

      1 month ago

      If you haven't already, please check out Achievement Hunter's Important Announcement video.

      We are incredibly excited for this change and hope you share that excitement with us! In order to help ease the transition, we've made this FAQ. If you have additional questions, please leave them in the comments!

      Link to new channel: www.youtube.com/user/AchievementHunter

      What content is moving?
      All Let's Plays (Podcast, Achievement Hunter, Funhaus) will stay on the Let's Play Channel. All other Achievement Hunter shows (VS, GO!, Top 5, Megacraft, etc) will be moved to the new Achievement Hunter channel.

      Why a new channel?
      Our main reason for the new channel is so that people no longer have to filter through a large variety of content on the RT channel to find what they'd like. Now, if you like RT and not AH, you don't have to see AH. If you like AH and not RT, you don't have to see RT. We are trying to make it better for our audience.

      Why a new office?
      We have outgrown our current Achievement Hunter space. Don't worry though, we are not moving far (just one building over) and will still be around the main office regularly.

      Is Achievement Hunter still a part of Rooster Teeth?
      Yes, we just have a nice new place for our bodies and our content.

      What will happen to your current office?
      Another division within RT is taking over the space.

      Will Gavin still be on the podcast? Will Ryan still be on The Know?
      Yes. We will still be walking distance from the main office so members of AH will still be able to easily appear in other productions.

      I looked on YouTube and saw there were two Achievement Hunter channels. Which do I subscribe to?
      There is actually only the one channel, but in our early YouTube days we used the shows function. The "channel" you are seeing is no longer active so there is no reason to subscribe. Please be sure to subscribe to www.youtube.com/user/AchievementHunter.

      Will videos still be uploaded to the Rooster Teeth/Achievement Hunter website?
      Yes

    • caleb Community Manager

      Rappelling Down a Large Building

      1 month ago

      @Barbara'‹ and I recently helped raise over $5,000 (enough to grant a wish) for the Make-a-Wish Central Texas Foundation via their Over the Edge campaign. Part of the campaign involves fundraisers rappelling down the W Hotel in Austin (38 stories). If you have a few minutes, please check out the video RT SideQuest'‹ made about our experience!

      Thank you to everyone who donated to the campaign. Thank you to Make-a-Wish and Austin Over the Edge for putting so much energy into bringing hope, strength, and joy to those in need.

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp68bTjBnsE

    • caleb Community Manager

      Mental Toughness

      2 months ago

      For those who don't already know, I play for one of the top ultimate frisbee teams in the country, Austin Doublewide. The team requires me to practice 3-4 days a week (two of which are 4+ hour practices) and travel around the United States to compete. The goal each year is to win a National title in October. This journal is about the first track workout of this season.

      Mental toughness is a collection of attributes that allow a person to persevere through difficult circumstances and emerge without losing confidence. It's a key to success that is challenging to learn, even tougher master, but very easy to forget.

      A new season, a new looking team. While Doublewide 2015 holds many familiar faces, it's also the 3rd season in a row in which the Well Nasty Brotherhood has witnessed large turnover. The major change for this season, a restocking of former brothers who decided to return home. On paper, the team looks impressive with a roster anyone would be amped to play on.

      Sadly, I've yet to capitalize on that opportunity. I missed our first mini camp weekend in Dallas (due to a family-filled celebration of my grandma's life). Immediately following, the first track practice of the season was scheduled when I had previously made plans. This meant I had to start my season alone.

      The workout was simple enough: mile warm-up, some dynamic stretching, ten 400s (one lap around the track=400m), followed by some stair sets. The 400s had to be run consecutively, the odd numbers were to be jogged at any pace you like (no walking), the evens were to be run in 70 seconds.

      I powered through the warm-up and began my first 400 (jog) around the empty track. I kept a brisk pace as I was feeling fresh and confident. Finishing up the lap I accelerated, completing my first 400m sprint in 69 seconds. I finished the lap exhausted, how could I be so out of shape? Only 1/5th complete and I felt like I should at the end. I began doubting my ability to finish the workout.

      I trudged on, completing the 2nd jog lap as slow as I could. My second sprint started strong, completing the first 100m in 16 seconds (a pace of 64 seconds a lap). Halfway through the sprint I was right where I needed to be, 35 seconds. 300m in I slowed, I was at 54 seconds. I told myself there was no way I could finish in time, I gave up. I finished the second sprint in 74 seconds, taking 20 seconds on the final 100m stretch. I almost stopped.

      During the 3rd jogging lap, I contemplated going home. My legs were barely moving, I felt ready to collapse. How would anyone know otherwise? I could make up my last two times, keep them a tad above 70 seconds to keep it believable. Thankfully, by the time I made my decision to take off my shoes, I'd absentmindedly made it around the track. I'd made it this far, I might as well run one more. I finished the 3rd sprint in 73 seconds.

      My legs were numb, I couldn't focus. Before my mind returned to Earth, I'd already slowly jogged 100m. Why was I still moving? I thought I'd already thrown in the towel. No. I knew better that, or at least my body knew. Mentally, only defeat, but my body knew what it had to do; keep moving. I questioned my doubt. Why did I believe this workout could defeat me? I'm a great runner, and endurance is a strength of mine. Before I knew it, my feet took off on the 4th sprint. I trusted myself to take care of business and didn't look at my watch until 300m in. Surprised, I saw 52 seconds. I was on pace for 69 seconds! Celebrating too early, I managed to finish the 4th sprint in 72 seconds.

      Arms no longer moving, my legs carried the workload as I slowly jogged my finally recovery lap. I knew what had to be done. I couldn't go home without finishing in 70 seconds. I needed to prove to myself that I could do it, and that I deserved to be on Doublewide 2015. I needed to show that I would put in the work this season. I sprinted that final 400m with every ounce of energy I possessed. I didn't look at my watch. I didn't think about cans or cannots; I focused entirely on advancing forward. I finished my final sprint in 70 seconds.

      Two words to describe my experience during the track work-out; roller coaster. Each lap around the track faced emotional highs and lows. It forced me to rethink my abilities, my goals, and my passion. It taught me that I'm not where I need to be for the season, and need to work hard and improve. It reminded me of my mental toughness and how I'm capable of achieving my goals if I approach them with the proper mindset and work ethic. It amped me up in the end, and made me hungry for more!

      <3

    • caleb Community Manager

      4 years

      2 months ago

      Today marks 4 years as the Community Manager of Achievement Hunter. Good times.

    • caleb Community Manager

      3 months ago

  • Comments (3924)

    • Kiwi

      Kiwi Guardian Alum

      3 days ago

      I remember one of the Achievement Hunters is a big fan of Hitman - how about owning the pistol props from the movie?!

    • Marduk

      Marduk

      3 weeks ago

      Hey, Caleb. Sorry about the Ping Pong joke today at Buffalo Billiards. I only joke because I am jealous of your Frisbee prowess.

    • Giries

      Giries RoosterSpeak

      1 month ago

      Heh, heh.

      Back to a lowly Forum Moderator eh, Caleb? XD

      @Hoorah, aren't you supposed to haze the new members to your flock or something?

      • Hoorah

        Hoorah Davesexual

        1 month ago

        I would, but right now I'm just a sponsor on here. Still not as cool as Caleb (someday a sadface smiley will go here, and I will call it "unsmiley")

    • Dopp

      Dopp ROLL TIDE

      2 months ago

      Caleb.

      You glorious bastard.

      I miss your face.

    • newbieshwa

      newbieshwa

      2 months ago

      Congrats on making Doublewide!

    • FableRunner4

      FableRunner4

      2 months ago

      Hey Caleb! Will you be hosting another Ultimate Frisbee gathering at RTX this year? My group and I would love to attend again!

    • Weepa

      Weepa

      2 months ago

      It was dope how Geoff gave you a shout out on AHWU.

    • evildeath67

      evildeath67

      2 months ago

      FRISBEE!

    • niriall

      niriall THE META

      3 months ago

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    • Desayjin

      Desayjin RTX Guardian x3

      3 months ago

      Congratulations again on your engagement! As someone who just got married 5 weeks ago, let me share a few bits of advice about the engagement period:

      1) When it comes to planning a wedding, start simple. No matter how you slice it, weddings are very complicated. If you start simple, it will eventually spiral into a complex mess of plans and logistics. Might as well start simple and easy than elaborate and it exponentially get more difficult and stressful.

      2) Shorter engagements are better. You'll never feel like you have enough time no matter the length of the engagement. The longer it is, the more opportunities they'll be for things to spiral into a complex mess of stuff (see point 1).

      3) Enjoy the process. I know the first two points are a little grim, but this is a very exciting and happy time in both your lives. Enjoy the time of working on these plans with your fiancee and being a tight-team. By the time rolls around for the actual ceremony, you two will be of one mind and that lays strong foundations for your marriage.

      You're a good and smart guy Caleb, I have no doubts you'll do well planning and being a terrific husband!

      Congratulations again!

      • caleb

        caleb Community Manager

        3 months ago

        Thanks for the advice!