kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

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    • kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

      4 days ago

    • kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

      P4 Podcast: Back from RTX with Jengaship!

      1 week ago

      The Player 4 Podcast has returned from RTX along with a special guest. This week, we had @Jengaship, host of the Glib Shark Podcast! We fight through the jet-lag to talk about this past RTX and RTX Sidequest, where Jack's username really comes from, and role-playing as vegetation!

      Player 4 Podcast - Ep 28: Straight Outta RTX

    • kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

      2 weeks ago

    • kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

      RTX 2015 Thank You! - Part 2

      2 weeks ago

      NOTE: Continued from my last journal.

      Finally, thank you to the attendees of RTX. There are two reasons I wanted to be a Guardian. The first was to help the company that has made the content that I have loved all these years. Rooster Teeth has given me laughter, excitement, and plenty of feels. I wanted to give back to RT. Perhaps some would say the money I give them for their videos, swag, and sponsorship already does that. But, that just isn’t enough for me. I wanted to give back with my own blood, sweat, and tears. Okay, maybe just sweat and tears since I never bled this weekend. I don’t think I have ever been as passionate about something as I am for this company, except for perhaps the community that revolves around it.

      This brings me to my second reason: the community. I wanted to give back to the community that is the warmest and most inviting that I have ever seen. I had such an amazing time my first two RTX’s while being an attendee that I knew I wanted to do the same for those that followed.

      The task certainly was not easy, both physically and mentally. I’ll let you all in on a little secret: I was absolutely terrified about having to turn people down when a line was capped. I know how it feels as an attendee to not make it into a line that I really REALLY want to get into. Let me tell you that it feels just as terrible, if not more, for the Guardian that has to say it. As @Giries kept telling me all weekend when he saw me with a “Line is Capped” sign, I was the Crusher of Dreams. It was a title that I absolutely hated, but unfortunately it was true. It was part of the job and had to be done. However, attendees were so respectful and understanding! There was still disappointment, but nobody gave me a difficult time. I was never alright with turning people away, but all of the attendees helped make my job a lot easier with their cooperation! I can’t thank you all enough!

      I never applied to be a guardian for the recognition. However, it was one of the best feelings I had when attendees stopped to shake my hand and told me how much they loved the guardians. How their RTX experience was positively affected by our work. Some even asked for autographs and photos with us! It let me know that I was doing what I had set out to do in the first place. Of course, I can’t forget the amount of people that showed up for “Cheer on the Guardians”. They were there at the end for the Great Push, and even stayed several hours afterward outside the convention center in the heat waiting for each guardian so they could cheer for them. I had heard about it last year, but I don’t think I quite understood the feeling that moment gives you until now.

      Which is why I decided to make it the one photo I took. It may be blurry, but the significance of that photo will never diminish. I know I keep saying this, but thank you! Without all of you, there would be no need for Guardians. There would be no RTX.

      This feedback and support from attendees and fellow Guardians has strengthened my conviction to continue making RTX the best that it can be for everyone! For the next 5 or 6 months, the Guardian inside me shall slumber. Waiting for the day it is called upon again. The day Guardian applications open once more. I’m ready for RTX 2016!!!!!

    • kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

      RTX 2015 Thank You! - Part 1

      2 weeks ago

      NOTE: This will be a two-part journal due to how much I want to say. Also, if anyone has a photo of me carrying the sign saying “#RTX2015 is Capped”, I would love it if you could send that to me!

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      RTX 2015 has come and gone. The quickest weekend of the year it seems like to me. I don’t have a lot of pictures (I literally took ONE picture of RTX the entire time). What I do have are some of the best memories that I will keep with me the rest of my life. There’s now a folder in my brain for RTX2015 that is right next to 2014 and 2013 of all the memories that I hold dear to me.

      RTX was a year of many firsts. It was the first time there were three venues. It was the first time people had to sign up for signatures ahead of time. It was also MY first time as a Guardian. I don’t think I have ever worked as hard as I did this past weekend, and I don’t think I have ever felt as rewarded as I did either. I am now officially hooked. I hope I will be able to put “Guardian” behind my name every year when RTX rolls around. Now, I don’t want to bore you with every little thing I did at RTX. I worked almost exclusively in the Expo Hall.; the nucleus of RTX itself. It was insane and complex, yet, it never got too hard for us to handle. There are many people that I have to thank for that.

      First, thank you to @SailorTweek and @sirNARVY for being such amazing leaders. The prep work that you put into things before RTX actually happens helps so much with getting us ready! One of the big reasons many of us apply to be Guardians is because we know we have two of the best people around to follow! I must also thank Mary for getting me addicted to pins for my lanyard. Now I’ll never stop!

      Next is my Line Management team. Team Leads for Line Management: @1TinSoldier and @GB330033. I know they worked their asses off to keep us organized, calm, and collected within the insanity. They are followed by the amazing Lieutenants/Leftenants @Bearsire and @killklli. Darren did an superb job with the panels and Murder at RTX upstairs in the ACC. Tom rose to any challenge that the expo hall put in front of him. He kept us all informed of what was happening on the floor, and got the necessary amount of people needed to keep things under control. It would have been a mess without either of them. And I can’t thank the rest of my ACC line guardian comrades enough! We never panicked. We got shit done, and we had a fun time together doing it! This team will forever be known as #TeamBestTeam!

      I also really want to thank the Response and Expo Guardians on the Expo Floor. They were the other teams we worked with the most. Whether it was in the morning lining up for the Expo hall or an impromptu signing. All of you guys rocked it! There was great cooperation and team work. Most of what we did would have been a lot more difficult if it was only one team by themselves. I want to give a shout out especially to @ChaosSim. I worked mainly over at the Funhaus Lounge, and she provided great leadership and support!

      That's it for Part 1! Part 2 will probably be posted later tonight when I am done with work.

    • kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

      2 weeks ago

    • kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

      3 weeks ago

    • kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

      3 Signs you might be going 'RTX Crazy' at work

      3 weeks ago

      1. When your store gets new product in and you instantly zero in on items that come from Texas and/or Austin. These items just happen to be alcohol lol.

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      2. One of your coworkers has 'TX' marked off for the weekend of Aug 7th-9th for Tax Free Weekend, but you really think he just forgot to place the 'R' in front of it.

      3. You go to look at the grapes and you see Barbara's face on them.

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      I have to get through one more day! RTX, here I come!

    • kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

      RTX Peeps! I wanna see yo' faces!!!!

      3 weeks ago

      Obligatory journal about who I want gotta see at RTX. This year, I haven't quite been able to keep track of everyone that is or isn't going. So I'm playing it safe with those that I know without a doubt will be there. So if your name isn't on the list, it isn't that I don't want to see you. Hell, I want to see and meet anyone in this beautiful community that would even bother to meet me! It's just that my memory is terrible this year. Feel free to bash me in the comments ;P

      1. First off are my housemates @WomanFriday, @datalaughing, @Concupis, and @tonyski.
      2. Plus fellow housemates and cohosts of the Player 4 Podcast, @Shagrazir and @JDunlap. As well as the lovely fourth cohost @haylez.
      3. @LoZelda
      4. @kriss- who I owe a parfait if I can figure out the logistics.
      5. @SailorTweek and @sirNARVY- of course. You guys are the bee's knees!
      6. @GB330033 and @1TinSoldier- the head line guardians.
      7. @Gody117
      8. @WB_Spartan
      9. @Xcalante
      10. @MrWartburg
      11. @Giries
      12. @Matt317
      13. @Audrey
      14. @zack
      15. @Shoban
      16. @Raf
      17. @Ken
      18. @Desayjin
      19. @Ilan
      20. @FelixCastro
      21. @Gorczy
      22. All of the people in the RTX 2015 Meet and Greet forum thread.
      23. All of the people in the OCC forum thread going to RTX.
      24. Any other Midwesterners Group people going to RTX.
      25. The rest of the ~500 Guardians that are taking up the mantle with me.
      26. ALL OF THE PEOPLE ATTENDING RTX 2015!!!!

      I think #26 about covers it, to be honest. But, I am totally cool with adding more people to the list if they want. I don't know yet where I'll be posted up for Lines. I'll let everyone know when I find out. You can at least catch me there for a brief moment, but I'll be working. Otherwise, Sidequest is the best place to find me. Hugs are welcome, as are high-fives and handshakes. Let's all go have a wicked good time!

    • kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

      Talk RTX with P4 Podcast!

      4 weeks ago

      Thursday, July 30th at 4 PM Central.

      The Player 4 crew is streaming our final podcast on Twitch before we hit up RTX. Come join the fun as we discuss all of the RTX hype that is only a week away!

      But wait! We don't want you to just come listen TO us (though you still can do that). We want you to discuss it WITH us by having you guys call in to the podcast! Everyone is excited about RTX, and we want to hear what it is that you can't wait for the most! Any panels/staff you are dying to see? Are you a Guardian excited to make RTX super awesome! Want to look back at past RTX moments? Do you want to throw a pie at @Hayley's face at RTX? Want to talk about something completely unrelated to RTX? Go right ahead!

      To watch the stream, just head to this channel: http://www.twitch.tv/JDunlapMedia

      To call in, add "player4podcast" on Skype. During the stream, send a message to that profile, and we will bring you into the call. It's that simple!

      For anyone that can't make it to the stream, it will still be recorded and put up in the usual locations on Friday.

      We less than three all of you lovely people of the Community! We want your voices to be heard!

  • Comments (56)

    • LoZelda

      LoZelda The Mad Queen

      2 weeks ago

      You've got a Twitter, right? I can't for the life of me figure out the handle for it...

      • kaosblack21

        kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

        2 weeks ago

        Wow. Didn't even get a notification that you commented here. Guess that is another thing that needs to be worked out. But, you did find it! One sticker for you at next RTX! lol

    • AceofArtemis

      AceofArtemis

      2 months ago

      ABSOLUTELY!! Stoked to be back arranging and entertaining lines XD

      Post edited 6/12/15 1:37PM

    • KrazyT

      KrazyT

      4 months ago

      Hey, you are more awesome than a dolphin wearing power armor fighting fishermen!

      • KrazyT

        KrazyT

        4 months ago

        :)

      • kaosblack21

        kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

        4 months ago

        This may be one of the most epic and awesome things that I have ever read! I read this at work, and it really brightened my day. I appreciate it! smiley12.gif

    • Javakeefe

      Javakeefe The Odd One

      5 months ago

      I forgot to tell you happy birthday on my 2 year anniversary! so happy super late birthday!!! Haha it probably doesn't help I also forgot my 2 year anniversary! Haha!

      • Javakeefe

        Javakeefe The Odd One

        5 months ago

        Yea!

      • kaosblack21

        kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

        5 months ago

        Hahaha! I completely forgot about that too! But I appreciate that you were able to remember it still. Congrats on your 2 year anniversary! Still many more to come, I'm sure. So we'll get the next one! smiley0.gif

    • Kiwi

      Kiwi Guardian Alum

      5 months ago

      Hello fellow Missourian Guardian! Saw you post in the Guardian BAR, thought I'd introduce myself. I'm from the better side of the state. smiley1.gif

      • kaosblack21

        kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

        5 months ago

        Well, I went to KU for 5 years, and I visit a friend who lives in KC from time to time. So I've been able to compare KC to STL. I just felt there were more places to go to, really good food/beer joints, etc. in KC than STL. Seriously, how awesome would it be to have an RTKC group?

        Alright, you have hockey. So that's a start. But KC needs to get an NHL-level team!

      • Kiwi

        Kiwi Guardian Alum

        5 months ago

        Wow, I was being sarcastic but okay! We have the Missouri Mavericks, and they have a pretty good turnout at games too!

      • kaosblack21

        kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

        5 months ago

        Greetings my 'State Sister'! smiley8.gif I always love finding other Missourians that love RT. Plus, now we are Guardians! So we must be Super Best Friends, right?

        I agree you are on the better side, EXCEPT for the fact that there's no hockey. Love my Blues hockey! But if I got offered a job in KC, I would take it in a heartbeat! smiley0.gif

    • Gorczy

      Gorczy The Real Slim Shady

      6 months ago

      Happy Birthday!!!!

      • kaosblack21

        kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

        6 months ago

        Thanks Jack! Another year of awesome begins!

    • Matt317

      Matt317 the guy

      6 months ago

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      • kaosblack21

        kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

        6 months ago

        I can't express how amazing this valentine is to me! One of my favorite things about Borderlands will always be the Butt Stallion. You found the perfect valentine! smiley12.gif

    • haylez

      haylez

      6 months ago

      HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY CABOOSE--I MEAN ALEX! I hope you have a Caboose filled day :P smiley12.gif

      • kaosblack21

        kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

        6 months ago

        Thank you! lol It's unfortunate that someone already has the name Caboose on here. And although the day wasn't caboose filled in the sense that I wasn't surrounded by butts, the fact that I am Caboose evened it out on technicality. One day I'll have a Sheila!

    • JDunlap

      JDunlap The Dude

      8 months ago

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      Rules are here.

      • JDunlap

        JDunlap The Dude

        8 months ago

        ...

    • AshleyBren

      AshleyBren GoodGalGamer

      1 year ago

      ONE: Thank you for the befriending of my people, which includes myself and I alone.
      TWO: You are totes awesome simply because you are totes awesome and well, being totes awesome deserves totes awards. Take my gratitude and and love. *throws love at you*
      THREE: I am watching you too. So don't mess up, or else. DUNDUNDUN.
      FOUR: I'm unsure of why I am writing this entirely incorrectly but I'm too lazy to go back and fix it now.
      FIVE: Everybody in the car so come on let's ride!
      SIX: Is not an okay number without 9 after it.
      SEVEN: Maybe I should take this to ten?
      EIGHT: Dude, you live in MO, how are we just becoming friends?!
      NINE: We should be rivals though... since I live in KS and well, Tigers and Jayhawks simply cannot just be friends. HOWEVER, by the sounds of it, you support Jayhawks, so I shall support this friendship.
      TEN: Hey look, number ten!! Oh yeah, my name is Ashley... if you cannot read... then again, if you cannot read, then you obviously cannot read all of this and well, my telling you of this name that I hold is rather pointless.


      P.S. I like your sunglasses. smiley13.gif

      • kaosblack21

        kaosblack21 Jonesiepie

        1 year ago

        ONE: Thank you for accepting my befriending contract. I'm sure you realize it's binding (you did read the fine print, right?).
        TWO: *catches love* Hmmmmm..... So this must be how the Tin Man felt at the end of the Wizard of Oz. Wait.... Does that mean you're a wizard? smiley11.gif
        THREE: Crap, that means I actually have to start putting effort into the stuff I post! That goes double for you!
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        FOUR: Just let it happen, don't question it. I'm proud to see your inner Grif show up. smiley0.gif
        FIVE: There's only one thing wrong with that song. There's no Ashley!
        SIX: *mindblown* How did you know what I was thinking!?!?! It's still a sex thing!
        SEVEN: This one goes to eleven...
        EIGHT: I have a theory that there's some mystical powers that tried to keep us and all the other MO and KS people apart. But our totes awesomeness was strong enough to break the barrier.
        NINE: I live in MO, but I went to KU for school. I'm a true Jayhawk. The only reason I can live with all of the Tiger crap here is because I had to grow up with it and my toleration is high now.
        TEN: I actually didn't read any of what you wrote. I just took a wild guess that you wrote some random list of ten things. So this reply might be completely unrelated to anything you said if I got it wrong. Oh, I'm Alex too smiley8.gif
        ELEVEN: I think you were my 117th friend. So that makes you my Master Chief. smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

        P.S.- They are pretty badass right? smiley8.gif Though I don't think they can beat out your awesome kiddy shades in your one photo. Those are just way too rad!