Tropes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I Am What I Am

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    • New Snake Same Pattern

      1 week ago

      Tropes I Am What I Am

      Sometimes I wonder if the same Joe that arrives at an RTX will ever be the same one to leave.

      For now, I can hope not.

      This yearly cycle of new men has always been for the good

      The Austin sun burned my old self away

      Now my skin sheds

      Like a snake

      "The pattern is the same

      but the serpent is new"

      Once upon a time

      A youth naive and wide-eyed

      Arrived in the heart of the Southwest

      Unbeknownst carrying a divine spark 

      Shackled and bound to the will of another

      He returned with a mindful of adventure and a homesickness in his heart

      One year later

      Wounded by betrayal

      The divine spark was smothered among the ashes of its chains

      Cold, aloof and sad

      Barely alive inside

      A revitalized man returned

      Then the homesick man 

      Arrived and wandered

      Until his home was secured

      The reluctant heart came next,

      He knew he would soon leave his home behind

      Far too soon, too soon

      Last the one who worked

      Hands to bone, soul to powder

      Nothing left to give, he drank 

      Until friends dragged him from the pit

      Dug by the first man. 

      Divine spark awakened and unchained

      By true friends new and old

      The new man sheds his skin

      Physical, mental, emotional

      The same pattern

      But a new snake

      Eager to meet his successor

      Inheritor to the best

      Of all the people I have been

    • RTX Transformation

      1 week ago

      Tropes I Am What I Am

      RTX is always transformative for me. I mentioned it to a few people but I don't mark my change of year on January 1st, I mark my change of year from one RTX to the next. And each time I go I feel like I come back as a slightly different person. It probably is because of the realtalks that I have with my RT family that get bottled up to a degree when I'm only in Boston, or at least that I have no reason to think about, address and change.


      So one thing I learned about myself is that I need to be more careful with alcohol. I touched on that in my main recap post, but I know that even when I'm "nice" which is most of the time I can be obnoxious and loud. I also get very huggy and I understand that in a room full of internet people being huggy can make people uncomfortable and I'm not a fan of doing that. Plus I make bad decisions that lead to mysterious cuts and gashes - I don't think I was in any fights or anything but what do I know, honestly? On the rare occasions up in Boston that I still drink it's typically at metal and hardcore shows, where people are typically a bit more open and extroverted. So I'm thinking my drinking at next RTX is going to be limited or even nonexistent. After all, if I can enjoy a Vanna show sober after being to them drunk since I first started going then I can definitely enjoy a sober RTX after going to a bunch of them drunk. 


      Another thing I learned is I need to address my spiritual confusion. Since November my previously somewhat strong belief in a more-or-less Catholic theology has been fractured and possibly shattered. It's not that I'm not spiritual, but it's become obvious that a lot of my current mental blocks are because there's a large part of my mind that I'm not sure what to do with. There's no easy solution to this one, to be honest. There's no either-ors, no binary yes/no success vs. fail condition here. I just need to address whether I am religious or spiritual after something as calamitous as Brexit and Trump both becoming a nightmarish reality and if so, in what way? My drunk self apparently has some opinions on the matter but my sober self if the one in charge now.


      Speaking in the vein of spirituality and religion RTX and my new and old friends helped me become more comfortable with the circumstances that led to me leaving the martial arts temple where I used to live. I now will talk about it out loud even though I don't tend to write it out on the internet just to keep the record from sticking around. But now that I've looked back and faced it head-on with the help of my RTX family I've actually been able to better harness the abilities that my old teacher saw in me and made those circumstances that caused me to choose to leave arise in the first place. So all of a sudden my mental and physical balance are significantly improved as well as my control over my emotional state, and my physical capabilities have skyrocketed to the point where my EKG monitor had to recalculate my maximum limits.


      So these are some of the bigger talking points I have with myself now, thanks to RTX. I'm excited to see who and what I become before next time, and see what happens when we reconvene next summer.


      Either way, I love my RTX family and I'm already counting down the days until I can see everyone again!

    • RTX Austin 2017 - Thoughts and Realtalk

      2 weeks ago

      Tropes I Am What I Am

      It's been three days and I still don't even know where to begin.


      There were definitely a lot of emotions and compromised mental states that make the entire weekend a confusing blur. Aside from being in the city I think of as "home," I was also surrounded by a community I think of as my family. 


      But then, but then, but then.


      I had an amazing time. Essentially it was a massive, five-day party if I include the booze cruise and the Wednesday night jenga (and I do). The thing is, all that continuous partying took a toll on me, both mentally and physically. It was, essentially, a frequent thing that I would get absolutely drunk and be out until 4 until the neighbors at my airBnB requested with varying levels of politeness that we please get out of the fucking pool, it's 4AM you donuts. And it was probably, on some level, good for me to cut loose like that. I've been under a lot of pressure and I had to release it somehow. 


      That said, I did say and do things I wouldn't have otherwise done. Not necessarily bad things, but still, things. I know I can be a huggy, annoying bastard when I'm drunk and I was definitely that at points. I can also be a rude loudmouth, and while people assured me I was nice I do worry. I also know there are swathes here and there that I don't completely remember, and that does upset me. What did I say? Did I make promises I can't keep? Where did I get this big gash on my leg?


      Also, let's face it guys, I'm not quite old yet but I'm not the youngest guy around. My body can't take five straight days of drunkness like it used to, and my brain can't recover from the altered state as fast as before, making me a whirlwind of conflicting emotions. Especially when you consider that, outside of RTX, I almost never drink at all anymore. So I have some thoughts about my next RTX and what I plan on doing, but alcohol's involvement will have to be extremely reduced. 


      I also wish I had been able to see more people. There are definitely some that I just wasn't able to connect with in time or as much as I would have liked. Not the end of the world, but something to think about from last time.


      But I don't want to bog this down in too much introspection, it makes what was a legitimately awesome vacation sound like a drag when it wasn't, it was a brilliant experience even if it may wind up being painfully transformative. As always I'm leaving RTX with a handful of new friends along with the old ones. And not only that these are friends I can talk with about heavy shit. It does seem that, alcohol or no, I have a tendency to talk about deeper subjects like relationships, insecurities, religion and all that fun stuff with my RT family. Maybe it's because I don't see them all the time, but that is a pretty common thing. Hell, some of those conversations with a friend I made during this weekend may have revolutionized the way I view myself and my interactions with other people as regards dating and relationships. 


      So that was pretty legit. I can even toss out a few highlights:


      The Sanshee team is dope af. Happy that one of my roommates introduced me to them, and it's in part because of them I got my RTX tattoo. Super appreciative when they let me borrow some elastics since I lost mine.


      Oh right, I got an RTX tattoo. It was the Geoff star. I may want to get it colored in back in Boston and get one line trued up (not sure if that was on them or on me, I was shit with aftercare this time around) but I want to get one every time I come down for RTX from now on!


      SideQuest was awesome. Yes, I was too drunk by the end of all of their events but a lot of the best realtalk I had was there. 


      The booze cruise was awesome as always, since it is usually first contact with a lot of my friends for the weekend!


      A guy dressed as a full Jack Sparrow told me the rum shot I did as soon as I woke up Sunday was the "breakfast of captains" in character. That was fun.


      Bruce told me to stop throwing out 90s words like dope.


      Once again, all the new friends I have! People who I already can't wait to see again. And that's the most wonderful thing about RTX.


      Either way, I love all y'all, I love this community and I'm already counting down the days to the next RTX, where I'll see you all again in a much more sober state. It'll be a different Joe next time, but hopefully with all my good traits retained. See y'all next year!



    • #Fit4RTX 2017 Week 25 - And Done

      1 month ago

      Tropes I Am What I Am

      Yo!


      So yesterday I measured my bodyfat percentage and, guess what, but I got myself down to 10% bodyfat again! That means I got to my goal a week early and can slowly re-acclimate to carbs and higher calories before I come down on the 4th! That's pretty good since last time I did bloat up a bit by going straight from low calories to crazy high calories comprised of burritos and beer. 


      So I'll see all of you soon, I hope y'all had a blast if you were also getting fit4RTX and either way we're gonna have a blast at RTX if I have anything to say about it!


      Here's to fitness and fun!

    • #Fit4RTX 2017 Week 24 - An Off Week

      1 month ago

      Tropes I Am What I Am

      Well, we always new this would be the hardest part.


      So this is real crunch week at work. Or it was, anyway. We had all 90+ trials running at the same time so both my training and nutrition were off this week. I checked yesterday and it looks like I haven't backslid, but I haven't made any progress either. 


      So this week I'm definitely going to have to go hard. It'll be good too, since apparently I've become one of those people who gets antsy when he doesn't work out enough. 


      Here's to something approaching breathing room this week!

    • #Fit4RTX 2017 Week 23 - Too Few Calories?

      1 month ago

      Tropes I Am What I Am

      Yo!


      So this week I think I overestimated the amount of calories in a particular dish I made to spread across the week and wound up having way, WAY too few. That means my lean mass has started to be catabolized, which is normal but not ideal. Pretty par for the course for my body type, but still kind of annoying. 


      My goal for this week is to add clean carbs in the morning - specifically oats - in addition to everything else I eat (this week being eggs, turkey burgers, greens and protein shakes). So we'll see how that goes.


      But all told I look more ripped than I ever have before. I had some crazy vascularity doing my workout. Debating getting a cheat meal for dinner today but not sure if I want to or not. I guess I'll see - I also am debating taking a walk but I am also really tired for work. So we'll see how that happens. 


      Hope y'all have a great week!

    • #Fit4RTX 2017 Week 22 - Weekend Naughtiness

      1 month ago

      Tropes I Am What I Am

      So I wasn't the best this weekend on a nutritional level, but my training was great all week. Started burning over 1,000 per workout again now that I'm back into the swing of cutting, and my Friday boxing session was one of the best, most intense workouts I've ever had!


      Nothing too crazy this week overall, though, so I figured I'd mention that I love watching clips from Dragonball Super to get myself hyped up, especially for boxing training. I love me some Vegeta drive to give me a kick, even though training is the highlight of my day on most days.


      There's some (not serious) stuff going on behind the scenes at the moment that's causing me a bit of stress, so I guess I'll just need to see if it's possible to punch a hole in a heavy (150lb) boxing bag.


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      Have a great week, guys! Train hard and at least try to enjoy your diet food if you're also doing this (and if you're trying to get started maybe check out Meg Turney's YouTube channel, since she's starting a 30-day challenge).

    • It's all back (self-love post kinda?)

      1 month ago

      Tropes I Am What I Am

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      (Courtesy of my boss)


      That picture made me think. It's a liminal picture,it took a lot of hard work from a lot of people before this picture could happen but there's still a lot of hard work to come. I can't say what the other people involved in this project think of what they've done, and I don't even think I've put in the most effort out of all of us to get this new business off the ground, but I can let you guys know how my feelings stand, and the effect that it's had on me.


      There's me in the middle, standing at the center of a class filled with nine people dedicated to self-improvement, all running a circuit of exercises in tandem with one another while I instruct, encourage and at least try to somehow inspire. It's one of the largest classes I've taught in years, definitely since the person I used to be. Since before I made some decisions that set my life's course away from what had been written out for me.


      Those decisions cut me off from some of the things I had been, and some of the things I could have (some would say I was supposed to have) become. But these are odd times for me. It's not that my life is out of control, it's actually completely where I want it at this moment displaced 2,000 miles. It's just a question of keeping it there until the time is right. And some of the abilities that go hand-in-hand with the destiny I denied are needed again. 


      So I've pulled from deep inside, to the places that I kept hidden. I guess I saw it starting before, but my old abilities are back. From when I was a martial artist. From when I was a warrior. From when I was a Zen Instructor. Because I need them now. I need to be able to teach, I need to be able to calm people, to quiet their minds and give them focus. I need to keep myself centered, and to be able to draw more energy out even when there should be nothing left so I can do what needs doing (and if I thought I had that ability, well, that was before I met my boss whose "last minute reserve" of energy puts mine to shame). 


      What makes it even better, though, is that it isn't 24-year-old Joe with all his problems and insecurities with these abilities. It's 28-year-old Joe, who has traveled to Texas and back, seen the world, made some friends and learned who and what I am and picked up a few tricks and the drive someone who lives in a Temple would never have needed to learn. 


      Whatever happens next, and wherever I go, I think this patchwork person, "half so many things" but all me, is going to be just fine. And whatever happens next, my life is changed by being a part of this. I'm a stronger person, both as I am now and because it forced me to unlock the best aspects of who I was "supposed to" be. I don't really know how, or if, I'd ever be able to repay them for that. But I'll start by getting my nose back to the grindstone and getting my clients to their goals. To help others improve I need to keep constantly improving too, so I guess it's onwards and upwards. And I can't wait to see what heights my clients, our business and I, can reach together.

    • Recipe update

      1 month ago

      Tropes I Am What I Am

      So yeah, they didn't have ground turkey in the Stop & Shop so I improvised and got a boatload of chicken, cheese, peppers and garlic and am going to make cheesy pulled chicken to last through the week!

    • #Fit4RTX 2017 Week 21 - The cut, week one

      1 month ago

      Tropes I Am What I Am

      Yo!


      So far my body reacted exactly how I expected. Dropping my carb intake to pretty much nothing but Ignition by 1stPhorm (a supplement company a friend works for, Ignition is taken alongside protein powder to restore glycogen in the muscles post-workout) and upping my fats means I dropped a lot of waterweight in a short period of time. I'm already down to 163 pounds and 13% bodyfat. The rest will be actual fat, and possibly actual muscle, which is where the struggle is.


      But let's also talk about my week! So Monday was a strugglebus for sure, since I went drinking on Saturday and was still hung over because I'm all old and dead. I did train but the session wasn't great. Other than that my training was on point all week. I'm particularly proud of an upper body push/power routine I wrote on Wednesday and will likely do a similar one. I also tested out my calorie burn as I teach both boxing and conventional classes. It's not a ton, but it's not negligible either.


      Nutrition was good but not perfect. My fats were a bit too high and my protein a bit too low. That's okay for waterweight week but I need to re-balance it. Sadly, that means less beef. This week I was eating bun-free beef burgers with roasted peppers and kale salad for lunches and dinners, two eggs for breakfasts and protein shakes or bars as snacks, trying to keep myself at five meals a day to get myself to about 1,800-2,000 calories. I semi-cheated today when I went to my parent's house by having some cinnamon toast crunch for breakfast and some extra Italian sausage with pasta sauce with my burger, but overall I kept even my cheat day pretty clean.  


      The issue is, beef's fat-to-protein ratio doesn't work as my main protein source at that calorie ceiling - not if I want to keep the gains from my mini-bulk. So it's looking like I'll be making turkey burgers with roasted peppers and garlic and putting just a teeny bit of cheese on them to up the fats, plus a kale and asparagus* salad each day with some lemon juice which - allegedly - will help my body burn the fat for energy to make up the caloric difference instead of muscle. I know, poor me, right? You'd almost think I could make eating healthy taste good.


      Overall I feel good about being able to get to my goal with enough time to re-acclimate to regular eating before RTX so I don't bloat up as soon as I so much as smell the floor cleaner at Chupacabra (which, as you may know, can be smelled from a block away). Man, it's all gonna taste so good!


      *I almost said "sasparagus" and I think the Sassparagus should be the next RT mascot. 

  • About Me

    Am I a writer? A manager? A coach? I guess now I'm just me.


    Huge fantasy nerd. It's what I love to read and what I love to write, but as you can see above historical and sci-fi are also favorites even though I've written sci-fi only rarely and my only attempt at historical fiction was the worst book (thankfully unpublished) I'd ever written.


    I prefer to know people before friending them, either in person or through interacting meaningfully on the site, FYI.

  • Comments (41)

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

      1 year ago

      Dude! You became featured user! Happy FU day man!

    • Austin0434

      1 year ago

      I know this random but it looks like you just came of three movies either and early Bond movie, The Godfather series, or a Dianel Daylewis film. In others you have a badass profile picture and I would be honored to have you as friend.

    • Cinomari FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of N00bs

      1 year ago

      Elegant writing! See you at RTX?

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

        1 year ago

        Thank you! I'll be there

    • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

      2 years ago

      Ursula K Le Guin on where ideas come from and about the writing process. Figured you'd find this as interesting as I did.

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

        2 years ago

        Definitely interesting! A lot of it is validating, especially the bits emphasizing the importance of hard work over finding some "secret" that transforms you into a writer.

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

      3 years ago

      Awesome meeting you at PAX, did you manage to get into the RT line at all?

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

        3 years ago

        Nah, but that's fine. I'd met them all before and got to hang out with other awesome people anyhow. Good meeting you too!

    • RAGEgirl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold r00kie

      4 years ago

      Also: I just noticed that I'm in your profile pic. That's pretty awesome. =P

    • RAGEgirl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold r00kie

      4 years ago

      Definitely makes sense. Definitely annoying when writers do that.

      It's so weird to me that they keep creating these characters and/or writing them up in that way, when I feel like readers have voiced enough of a distaste for that kind of character/writing. It's almost like they don't realize that not everything has to be super-amazingly-impressive for us to like them. I like ice cream, but it doesn't have to blow my mind for me to enjoy eating it.

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

      4 years ago

      Hey @Tropes @halo_dudette and @Jteeth

      We got like a week to go, and I'm just wondering if it's a good idea to maybe exchange cell phone numbers so people can coordinate upon arrival and stuff?

      But other than that, it might be good to just go over everyone's arrival plans and stuff like that.

      I personally will be arriving in Toronto (pending no delays on the train) on Train 57 at Union Station downtown at 3:35pm on Thursday the 6th. I'm leaving on Monday the 10th at 5:35pm. When I get there I'm just gonna walk to the hotel, it's maybe a 20 minute walk so I should be at the hotel for 4pm

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

        4 years ago

        I'll be coming in on the Thursday at 5ish. Then once I check in at the hotel I'll be going to see fast 6!

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

        4 years ago

        I'll likely be there later than that. I'm taking a bus to Dundas Station. Last year we were delayed at customs and so arrived at 10, but the scheduled arrival is 8PM. I can see the hotel from Dundas, it's no more than a five-minute walk.

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

      4 years ago

      That's great, thank you!! Yes I think I will be around on Friday, but I really dont know for sure yet.

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

      4 years ago

      Hey man!! Thanks!! Yeah, it's cool to find new ways to use the characters themes. Try to tie it in...without wearing it out....you know?

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

        4 years ago

        Very kind of to say that---thanks so much. It's a really fun riff to play on gtr so I dont even think I thought about it at all, just did it. smiley13.gif

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

        4 years ago

        well I think you're doing just that. I mean, Plagam Extremam Infligere was, I thought, a single-scene wonder but by swapping out the drum for guitar along with the other changes you've changed it up enough to call back that chill while still having it be fresh.

    • THAYT FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Joker SR2

      4 years ago

      Met you at RvBTO!!!

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

      4 years ago

      Uhhhhh A LITERARY DEVICE!

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

        4 years ago

        Good, you remembered!

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

      5 years ago

      Thats awesome, I'm so glad that people seemed to like that. The first version of the song is so aggressive I was worried that people would take it as...ummm, i dunno....ridiculous, maybe. If that makes sense. Thanks man, I truly appreciate the kind word!

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

      5 years ago

      Thanks for being there with us!!!! It was a lot of fun, great to see you as always.

    • Oaktownpull

      5 years ago

      Hey man, saw your post from PAX, and you're doing RvBTO, but are you also hitting up RTX this year?

      • Oaktownpull

        5 years ago

        Right on. Hopefully the planets will align and RTX will happen.

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

        5 years ago

        I wish! I only had the money for one, and since this is going to be the last RvBTO I'm going to do that this year and then RTX 2013 instead.

        Or, well, that's what's probably going to happen. There is a sequence of increasingly unlikely events that, if they all happened just so, would allow me to do both. I'm not holding my breath though :(

    • magicookie

      5 years ago

      TV Tropes ruined my life. smiley1.gif

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

        5 years ago

        Yeah, someone once said that seeing the strings might make it worse, but instead I read books that I already liked and say "AAAH! I see what you did there!"

      • magicookie

        5 years ago

        Lycantropes, i.e. tropes about werewolves!

        TV Tropes has done both, just like Reddit... For some reason, understanding WHY something is funny makes it way funnier. It also makes me much better at perceiving writing mechanics.

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

        5 years ago

        Ruined or enriched?

        Funny thing, I actually didn't get this name based on my uncanny awareness of tropes. I got it because a British man in a chatroom couldn't spell "lycanthropy."

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

      5 years ago

      hahahahaaaa----yeaaaaah

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

      5 years ago

      Thanks thanks thanks man!!! Yeah I cant wait to be able to TAKE a road trip...or even a day trip sounds incredible right now.

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

      6 years ago

      In reply to Tropes, #7:

      Thank YOU!!! I feel very lucky to make music for RvB and you guys. Hope you like the new stuff....!!

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

      6 years ago

      The soundtrack is going to come out piecemeal on iTunes, and those versions will be the OST versions. So, they will be very much like what you hear in the episodes. For the CD, I will probably do something similar to the Revelation CD, where I will make extended fancier versions .

    • elpez124

      6 years ago

      If you have Morrowind for the PC and would be interested in participating in an experiment, please email [email protected]

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

      6 years ago

      Cuz you're the best. The BEST. EVER!!!!!!


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    • Orion255

      6 years ago

      Hey mate, going to PAX East again this year?

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

      6 years ago

      Hey!

      I really really want to thank you for such kind words. Actually eleventy billion aren't saying it, it's just been a nice handful of people who have noticed.

      It's very much appreciated, I am so very glad that you like it. I can't wait for you to have the whole CD (soon, soon!!).

      Thanks again and best wishes,
      Jeff

    • Fuck_Berries

      6 years ago

      Hahaha, lol. It's probably one of my favorite Tucker lines.

    • TheJas

      7 years ago

      I don't know. Try sending me a request and maybe it'll get fixed?

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

      7 years ago

      Yeah, see, I didn't actually do that. I joined the group and everyone (all two of them) vanished. So now I'm "in charge."

    • BigGuns117 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      yo the griff fan club image needs to be cropped better.

  • Questions answered by Tropes

    Be able to dedicate a lot of time! I'm actually looking for someone to take over the RTNE group because my work schedule has expanded significantly and I think the community deserves someone who can give it the time. So if you don't think you can commit and commit HARD then I'd say to wait until you can.


    Also, be prepared to start slow. The first few events may be only one or two people, and sometimes no one may show up at all. That's okay, don't get discouraged! Things pick up eventually, but only after a lot of time and energy has been poured in.


    Best of luck! :)