SpaceDrummer

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    • Inactive Account

      4 years ago

      SpaceDrummer

      Like I said in my last journal I'm moving to another account. So feel free to re-add me at Gafftaped. Which is my current account.

      This account is now inactive.

    • Changing Accounts

      4 years ago

      SpaceDrummer

      So on the new version of the site I migrated back to my old, first RT account. I've wanted to for a while, but didn't want to hassle anyone with changing my username, but the new site has the option of changing your username yourself. So on the new site my old account (aka the account I'll be using in the future) is now Gafftaped and this account is now SpaceDrummer.

      Once the new site takes over I'll fully migrate to my first account. So if anyone's confused or anything, that's what's up.

    • Migrated to old account

      4 years ago

      SpaceDrummer

      Now that RT has implemented an easy way to change usernames I have migrated back to my old account, sans the embarrassing username 11 year old Skylar used.

      So this account will soon become inactive.

    • Movie Recommendation (And sort of mini rant on mental health, oops)

      4 years ago

      SpaceDrummer

      As much as I love all forms of art and media, film is what I reallyenjoy. I have so many movies that have influenced my life. Certain movies I can watch for the fifth time and still end up crying or feeling incredibly inspired by the time the credits roll. When I find a movie that sticks with me it's really special and is typically something I'll watch many times.

      Charlie Bartlett is the newest film that I've found that has had a profound effect on me personally. I found it just randomly while Netflix surfing. Now it's not a cinematic master piece, so don't expect that by any means; in fact, most of my favourite films are not exactly "oscar worthy." Concerning cinematography, the movie isn't amazing looking and I'm sure none of the actors got awards for their performances, but it still has good acting and is decently filmed. But the story and the themes expressed are really important in my opinion.

      I'll do a brief summary without spoiling too much for anyone who wants to watch it. The movie focuses on Charlie Bartlett, played by Anton Yelchin aka Chekov from Star Trek, who's a sort of trouble maker trying to find his place at a public school after being kicked out of numerous private schools. After getting beaten up at school he's considered to be "troubled" by a psychiatrist and is prescribed Ritalin. After a Ritalin induced high that results in the cops arriving, Charlie decides to stop taking his medication and sell it instead. This leads to him becoming a pseudo psychiatrist and drug dealer for many students at the high school. Also features Robert Downey Jr. and Kat Dennings.

      The biggest theme of this movie is mental health and issues people face and it's expressed so well. We live in a world that puts a stigma on both mental disorders and therapy, so seeing this movie put it in a more normalized light was fantastic. When Charlie talks to other students it's in a very free and casual way without judgment or shame. A variety of issues, from abuse to dating, are brought up and it seems like every student has issues of their own. I think this is something we need to be reminded of often; the fact that everyone has their personal shit to deal with, maybe worse than you and maybe better, but ultimately we all have issues. Everyone's issues are valid and you're not the only one dealing with stuff in your life. At one point suicide is even brought up in the movie, but it's dealt with in a very mature and serious way while still being realistic. There's this idea that people get over mental disorders very quickly after getting medication or going to therapy, but this is very unrealistic. I was so surprised to find that in this movie the character who's depressed does not get better after getting medication and is very open about the fact that being suicidal won't be suddenly solved with them having a friend or nice words. This movie is very open about the fact that most mental disorders aren't like normal illnesses where you get medicine and suddenly you're healthy again; it's a difficult thing to deal with and it takes a lot of time to recover from. This movie also focuses on both issues that teenagers and adults deal with so it's relatable for a wide audience. It's really important though that the movie focuses a lot on younger people, because I think a lot of kids in high school feel like they're alone and are often told they have it easy, which is the worst thing to hear if you're having a rough time.

      I was surprised to find the movie incredibly progressive, despite it being about eight years old. An underlying theme of this movie is acceptance of yourself. One of the male students brings up not being attracted to girls and, like most things in the movie, it's met with total acceptance and understanding. Later, a cheerleader talks about feeling bad for sleeping with multiple guys and instead of being shamed for it she's just told she should sleep with people she really likes. Many of the stereotypical tough or jock characters are revealed to like things stereotyped to be feminine, such as art and theatre.

      Overall, this movie just has a lot of themes that I think most of us forget in day to day life even though they're so important. Everyone has their own problems and they're all equally valid, even if some aren't as serious as other. Mental disorders are real things that are quite common and you shouldn't be ashamed of them or seeking treatment for them.

      Of course, this movie isn't an exact guide for what mental disorders are like and how they should be treated. I mean it's a teenage boy who "treats" students by talking to them in the boys bathroom and selling them prescription drugs if they need them. So obviously it isn't a step by step guide, but it does a great job of being realistic and truthful enough while still keeping it comedic and light.

      This movie is definitely one I wish i had seen when I was in high school. These kind of themes and messages are things that I still need to be reminded of now, so I really needed it back then. As someone who has more struggles than your average individual, it's nice to be reminded that I'm not the only one with issues; yeah, mine are typically more serious and abundant, but I'm not alone. Until the past year probably, I've always struggled with the idea of therapy, despite the fact that it's something I would have benefited from for years now, so seeing it viewed in such a casual, normalized way was really great to see as well.

      This movie will definitely stick with me and will be something I'll rewatch on bad days. If anyone watches it, let me know! :)

      TLDR; Watch Charlie Barlett (available on Netflix) because it does a great job of discussing mental disorders, treatments, and the fact that everyone has issues while still being light hearted and funny. Also it has Robert Downey Jr., Chekov from Star Trek, and Kat Dennings if the rest doesn't interest you.

      (This is way longer than I intended, sorry)

    • 2014 Recap

      4 years ago

      SpaceDrummer

      While I feel like nothing really big happened for me in 2014, a lot of amazing little things happened that overall made the year really great in retrospect. I figured I'd just post a list of those things to keep it short and simple.

      - Did a complete 180 on my self esteem and have become much more happy with myself and my physical appearance.
      - Started streaming on Twitch
      - Finally settled on a complete name for my new legal name for the most part.
      - Started college at a community college in Los Angeles for Computer Engineering and Film.
      - Met some really amazing actors who I appreciate dearly. Some being: Holland Roden, Tyler Posey, Jensen Ackles, Tyler Hoechlin, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins.
      - Started actually selling my t-shirt designs.
      - Was happier than I've been in years and improved a lot with my mental health.
      - Lived on my own for a bit, before returning back to my family.
      - Learned how to properly dress myself in something other than jeans and graphic shirts.
      - Started a podcast.
      - Worked as a film technician intern at a local city station.
      - Saw George Watsky, who has to be one of my all time favourite artists.
      - Had an amazing second year at comic con with my best friend.
      - Spent half of my year in gorgeous Colorado before returning home to California.
      - Lost a fair amount of weight.
      - Started introducing myself as only my preferred name.
      - Met Dylan O'Brien who has got to be one of my all time most inspirational people.
      - Met some incredible people not only in my classes, but other places as well (those of you reading this know who you are :P)
      - Learned how to properly put on make up.
      - Went to Austin and got to meet a bunch of RT people.
      - Cosplayed for the first time ever.
      - Completed my first video game to 100%.
      - Got to be on set for Lazer Team.
      - Finished 8 new games, read 2 new books (not nearly enough), watched 46 new movies, finished/caught up on 7 shows, caught up on 3 new comic books, and caught up on 3 podcasts.
      - Completed my first semester of college with straight A's.

      I'm sure there's a lot of other things I'm forgetting as well, but that's the gist of it. Overall, my year was definitely much better than the recent ones and I feel pretty accomplished when looking back on it, so I'm quite content. ^_^

      There's a lot of things I plan to work on for this year, but I won't list all of those. To sum it up though, I'd like to improve myself and become a better, happier, nicer, more well rounded individual. I think we can all strive to be that.

      So far my first four days of 2015 have been pretty amazing. So here's to a great 2015!

    • Opinions on the Store Customer Service

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      SpaceDrummer

      So I was wondering about everyone's opinion on the customer service for the store if you've ever used it. My experiences with the email customer service have been really disappointing and I was hoping someone could reassure me that it's not a normal thing.

      REMINDER: I'm asking about people's experiences with the customer service for the store itself, not just your experience buying things from it.

      So my first experience was about an issue ordering posters from the latest Extra Life stream. I realized a few days after the stream that my order never processed despite me submitting it. So I emailed support about it even though I assumed it was pointless because the item was limited edition and probably wouldn't be able to reordered. I was really surprised though when support told me I could just reprocess my order. I kept trying to do this but it wasn't apparent there didn't seem to be a way to, eventually after asking a few more times they told me I couldn't reprocess my order because, surprise, it was a limited item. I was more disappointed by the fact that they kept telling me I could do it even though it actually was never an option.

      My second experience was about a replacement straw for a tumbler. I had purchased a AH tumbler from Toy Joy while I was on a trip to Austin for the Infamous 535. Sadly, the straw broke in my bag before I could even get home. I explained this in an email and asked about purchasing a replacement straw. In reply, I was told I should go back to Toy Joy and ask about a replacement there. By this point I was kind of annoyed, and I probably shouldn't have, but I got a little sassy and told them Id love to board a plane back to Austin over a straw but it wasn't really an option.

      I absolutely love RT and have been a fan for years but it seems like the store is run by a completely different company. Everytime I email support they disregard half of what I say in my email and instead give me the most generic solution possible which is never an actual option it seems. Also, everytime I get a response its a different person, which wouldn't be an issue if I didn't have to reexplain my scenario every time. I hate to be harsh because I really love the company and I also hate to be mean to anyone who works in customers support because people are usually dicks to them for no reason. But it just really seems like the people who work for the customer service for the store couldn't give less of a fuck.So I was wondering about everyone's opinion on the customer service for the store if you've ever used it. My experiences with the email customer service have been really disappointing and I was hoping someone could reassure me that it's not a normal thing.

      So my first experience was about an issue ordering posters from the latest Extra Life stream. I realized a few days after the stream that my order never processed despite me submitting it. So I emailed support about it even though I assumed it was pointless because the item was limited edition and probably wouldn't be able to reordered. I was really surprised though when support told me I could just reprocess my order. I kept trying to do this but it wasn't apparent there didn't seem to be a way to, eventually after asking a few more times they told me I couldn't reprocess my order because, surprise, it was a limited item. I was more disappointed by the fact that they kept telling me I could do it even though it actually was never an option, than I was about it being unavailable due to the 24 hour window.

      My second experience was about a replacement straw for a tumbler. I had purchased a AH tumbler from Toy Joy while I was on a trip to Austin for the Infamous 535. Sadly, the straw broke in my bag before I could even get home. I explained this in an email and asked about purchasing a replacement straw. In reply, I was told I should go back to Toy Joy and ask about a replacement there. By this point I was kind of annoyed, and I probably shouldn't have, but I got a little sassy and told them Id love to board a plane back to Austin over a straw but it wasn't really an option.

      I absolutely love RT and have been a fan for years but it seems like the store is run by a completely different company. Everytime I email support they disregard half of what I say in my email and instead give me the most generic solution possible which is never an actual option it seems. Also, everytime I get a response its a different person, which wouldn't be an issue if I didn't have to reexplain my scenario every time. I hate to be harsh because I really love the company and I also hate to be mean to anyone who works in customers support because people are usually dicks to them for no reason. But it just really seems like the people who work for the customer service for the store couldn't give less of a fuck.



      Post edited 11/20/14 3:13PM

      19 replies

    • Austin Lazer Team Trip

      4 years ago

      SpaceDrummer

      So earlier this week I left for Austin to be an extra in Lazer Team because of the Infamous 535 and it was amazing. But let's start at the beginning.

      I remember getting the perk quite a few months ago. I was so doubtful I actually got it and when it became apparent a bunch of other people got it I was waiting for them to us it was an error. Then Burnie came out and told us we could all come down. I honestly think I cried when I found out. I was going to go work on a film with the company I've watched since I was 11 and I'd get to meet these people who've been my role models. I was so stoked not only as a RT fan, but also as an aspiring film technician. So I planned my trip and waited in excitement, but I expected to come out for my four days and mostly hangout alone during non-shooting time and visit podcast recommended places.

      So I flew out from Los Angeles on Saturday. When I landed I went up to the University to check it out. UT Austin is a school I've been considering for years due to their amazing Computer Science and Film programs. Once I was there I learned that the cowboy boots stereotype is legit and people go hard about college football. But it's cool because it means there's a lot of team spirit.

      From there I went over to Home Slice because I'd decided to try and form a group meet up with some other 535 people. Let's just say Home Slice way fucking amazing. From there we went to Blazer Tag where we learned British people are trained in the art of lazer tag and then got decimated by a small army of Asian kids. After that we saw Interstellar at the Alamo Draft House. The peanut butter chocolate shakes are indeed as amazing as I heard. To sum up my review of Interstellar "WHAAAAAAT!?"

      The rest of the trip was delicious food and shooting. The days on set were hard but fun and incredible. We got to see Matt direct Michael which was awesome. I was freaking out on the inside over all the film stuff, especially the drone camera. All the people I met on set were cool and even the paid extras fit right in with the RT people. I met a girl from UT and it was cool to hear her opinion on the school and see her fan girl over Gav. Shoutout to Jared too. Also we wreckt some barriers and brought the ruckus. The last night of filming was the hardest because it was freezing cold and windy all night. But I got to hangout with the RWBY girls in the 80* degree bathroom. Thank goodness for our group and our inside jokes (Ed Ed & Eddy and Werewolves) and laughs because without it I probably wouldn't have survived that night.

      Our tour was really cool, but the office was surprisingly small. We also got to see Meg film the Know while we where there. We got to talk to a bunch of people who were around the office. I asked Blaine about the date he broadcasted on Twitter and he ultimately said he'd have more first dates, it was funny. It was really great finally meeting Chelsea since she was the amazing lady who made it all possible; she was hilarious and so nice. Also shoutout to @steffie who was the best tour guide and super rad.

      The food was so good in Austin too! We got: P Terrys (amazing root beer shakes), Whataburger, Trudys ( oh god queso), Torchys (probably my favorite the best tacos ever), Rudys, and Salt Lick.

      I also got to see Matt and thank him for the company and how much of an impact it's had on my life. It was really cool and I'll admit I almost started crying. I just couldn't help but freak out over the fact that I had finally gotten to meet one of the guys who've been my role model since I was in middle school. I also got to meet Chris again, who was there just for food. I was super stoked because my friend is so in love with him and she just wanted me to get a photo. So mission accomplished!

      Other things I learned on this trip is that: Austin hates lemonade refills, the Rudys hand washing machine does feel like tongues, Big Red is delicious in glass bottles, Pinballz is super rad, I'm surprisingly decent at laser tag, Queso is a necessity, and Uber is a great app and everyone should use it ( some drivers have amazing faces).

      This trip to Austin was easily one of the coolest things I've ever done. It was so amazing not only because it was with Roosterteeth but also because I got to be on a real film set. I got to meet a ton of people from the company and they were all amazing. The people I met from the community were the coolest, nicest people ever and made my trip way better than I could've ever thought. Within 24 hours after knowing them I felt as if I'd known them for years and we made each other laugh constantly. It was also super cool to finally be able to make a bunch of references and jokes people would actually get.

      But I just want to give a huge thank you to Roosterteeth for what has been an absolutely astounding opportunity. It seems like I can never stop thanking this company for all of the great things it does. Thank you to @chelsea @matt for this opportunity. And shoutout to @teekchan @splebs @JTD2013 @waylain @notwaylain @RhinovirusV @TEHFatGhost @angel4u2nv you guys made it all awesome.

    • Group Hangout?

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      SpaceDrummer

      I think it'd be rad to get together at least once outside of shooting to hangout with each other. I was thinking we could all maybe have lunch or dinner together at one of the popular Austin places (such as Home Slice or something) or we could go to Blazer Tag. Probably Saturday or Sunday before shooting would be the best time for this.

      Anyone else interested in something like this?

      (Also I know there's been some other topics about this, but they all seem to have gone off topic)

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    • I'm gonna say what we're all thinking...

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      SpaceDrummer

      So who else is kind of concerned about Ebola? I'm not super concerned but people I know keep telling me not to go to Austin. (Of course Id never pass up this opportunity though.)

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