The Geeky: An Interview with Geoff Ramsey of Rooster Teeth

Hello to you all!
Yes, in case you can’t read the title or didn’t read my last post…I have been in talks with Geoff Ramsey (and Griffon…and Gavin) from Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunters and although we have a lot of ideas floating around, I don’t want to spill too many details until everything is set in stone. But, I am so thankful that Geoff gave me the opportunity to interview him for you all! They have been so much help when it comes to promoting and even helping me figure out how to use my YT channel efficiently. So, before I share the interview with you all…I have a few shout outs:

Many many many many thanks to Geoff and Griffon Ramsey and their adorable daughter, Millie. You all have been so encouraging and awesome to talk to and I hope we get a chance to meet real soon so I can thank you in person…and possibly play video games with you. T’would be awesome, yeah?

To my coworker, Chris: THANK YOU. For answering all my questions, for helping Geoff and I talk when we are working, and for all the help you’ve been when it came to questions about technical stuff that I am clueless about. The team at Rooster Teeth love you btw. Just saying…

To the entire team of Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunters…Geoff had mentioned you all throughout our emails and you all sound so awesome! I hope this interview does each and every one of you justice because the work you’ve done is beyond amazing. Thanks for being so awesome.

Without Further Ado, The Interview: (I rhymed.)
interviewFor those of you who don’t know what Rooster Teeth or Achievement Hunters is…here is their information as seen on their website: RoosterTeeth.Com

“Rooster Teeth is a creative production studio responsible for award-winning online videos such as Red vs. Blue, the longest running web series in history; the reality gamer series The Gauntlet; comedy series Rooster Teeth Shorts; the upcoming animated series RWBY; and Immersion, a show that tests video game concepts in the real world.
Rooster Teeth founded and operates the gaming website AchievementHunter.com and produces the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast, voted Best Gaming Podcast at the 2012 Podcast Awards.
With a dedicated worldwide fan community, Rooster Teeth created RTX (Rooster Teeth Expo), an annual gaming and Internet convention held in Austin, TX which attracts thousands of gamers, online video fans, and Rooster Teeth community members from around the world.
The Rooster Teeth YouTube channel became the 8th most viewed YouTube channel in the world (non-music) in 2012, now with over 5 million YouTube subscribers and 2.2 billion views, and the Rooster Teeth website has 5 million unique monthly visitors with 1.4 million registered community members.
Rooster Teeth has won multiple awards, including 2011 and 2012 Best Animated Series (Red vs. Blue) from the IAWTV, and has been featured by hundreds of major publications and networks including MTV, G4, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone Magazine, Wired Magazine, and many more.”

Geoff Ramsey is one of the original members of Rooster Teeth and is also the Executive Producer of the Achievement Hunter series. He also provides the voice of “Grif” in the Red vs Blue series.

Taylor Rae: How would you describe Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunters to those visiting or hearing about it for the first time?

Geoff Ramsey: People were laughing and busting guts and that’s what we aim for, to provide entertainment and comedy. Those who visit [the Rooster Teeth headquarters] get to see how we work and where we work. Their expressions is that jaw-dropping.

Taylor Rae: When was RT and AH created and how did you build it to what it is today?

Geoff Ramsey: We started on April 1, 2003. We were just five guys playing Halo Combat Evolved and from there we figured we should do a show called “Red versus Blue”. Honestly so much fun, we didn’t have what we have now. So basic recordings and old schooled it. [Because] we got so many views and likes and subscribers, we just kept going.

Taylor Rae: You had mentioned RT’s involvement in charity work; Can you give us a few examples of what you’ve done so far?

Geoff Ramsey: Well [we did] charity to help local fire fighters, and so many others. I honestly don’t run that; someone else does.

Taylor Rae: Any future events, plans for expansion, collaborations, or appearances you’d like us to know about?

Geoff Ramsey: Honestly, we’ve gotten far; We had a 10 year anniversary not long ago and a 100th episode on Minecraft and so much. We have a big office in Austin, Texas and we’ve done so much to achieve what we have now. We are quite successful and so many people who follow us and loyal to the end. This sh*t is happening. And appearances: We have a thing called RTX and we do a lot of signings, Q&A and other stuff..I forget. Bare with me..haha.

Taylor Rae: Were there any points in the history of RT or AH where you felt that success was unattainable? If so, how did you overcome it?

Geoff Ramsey: Damn, there were times we started to think “how are we gonna do this? Is it gonna work?” Man I tell you..there been moments where sh*t seem to fall apart and we didn’t know if it was gonna work. But the more we believe in ourselves and the more we pushed our goals, f*ck we did it!

Taylor Rae: Where do you see RT and AH within five years?

Geoff Ramsey: Five years from now? The same place as I am now, duh! Playing video games for a living is pretty much it. And just f*cking having fun with my workers (friends and morons) and keeping the fans happy and enjoying our stuff.

Taylor Rae: What are you E3 plans for this year and what games are you looking forward to hearing about?

Geoff Ramsey: Sh*t, no clue. I don’t do the planning for that crazy stuff, but I will tell you…I’m pretty happy with Titanfall and now playing Watch-Dogs. God, so many games I’m looking forward too I about to sh*t my pants!

Taylor Rae: Finally, what is your favorite game and why?

Geoff Ramsey: Favorite game [is] Halo…and some others. And why? It was a great game when it first came out on Xbox…sh*t was fun as hell and crazy. And now it led us here to Rooster Teeth.

From Geoff to Our Readers: Well, that’s what I got. We had so many fun years and still going. You tell everyone to keep following us and happy gaming. And thanks for all that support.

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Well, there you have it everyone! Once again, a huge thank you to Geoff, Griffon, and Chris and the entire RT & AH team! I wish many more years of success and awesome and PLEASE UPLOAD ANOTHER PROP HUNT VIDEO OR SMASH BROS WHEN IT RELEASES. *Please.

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To learn more about Geoff, Rooster Teeth, and Achievement Hunter:
RT Website | RT YouTube | RT Facebook | RT Twitter
AH Website | AH YouTube | AH Facebook | AH Twitter

Thank you all so much for reading and I HIGHLY encourage you all to check out the websites, browse the forums and become a member because if you play video games…there’s some really good hints and tips in there, and definitely watch the YouTube channels because I haven’t laughed so hard in so long. With that said, let me know in the comments below of what you thought about today’s post and if you suggestions for future posts, hit the contact button above! I’m going to go get ready for work now…so you all know the drill!!

REMEMBER: Happy Gaming. – Geoff Ramsey 🙂

Thanks for Reading~! ❤
With Love,
Taylor Rae

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So Much News & 2 Years! ~STR 2nd Blogiversary~

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Hello Everyone!
I cannot believe it has been two years since I’ve purchased the domain to Simply Taylor Rae…it’s really emotional for me. When I had begun blogging, I never expected things to happen the way they have. In two years, I have gained thousands of blog views, close to a hundred followers, and so many readers. But that’s not just it.

This blog has taught me so much: website design, photography and photo editing, writing and journalism, business handling, and much more. I also learned so much about myself. Simply Taylor Rae is just as the title states: It’s simply me. Everything I enjoy is here. This is my outlet to the world – to display my love of everything fashionable, beautiful, geeky, and food. It seemed like an odd mix, but it was me and that was the most important factor for myself.

And in two years, I already feel successful. I’ve written over 100 posts. I’ve talked to so many people and bloggers. I’ve had opportunities I never dreamed of prior to starting this journey. I’ve made some close friends and I’ve seen so much support from the friends that were there from the start. My family has shown so much love and support and they have proven to be my biggest fans. And my fiancé, Anthony. He was the one who helped me begin this amazing chapter of my life. He has coached me through the process of making it, editing it, photography, and graphics. He has also encouraged me to do what I feel is best and to always remain myself in the process.

But, the success of a blog always falls on the readers. So to all of you who have followed STR from the very beginning or even as of recently; Thank You. From the bottom of my heart. You all have encouraged me to continue and I am truly grateful.

Sorry to get all emotional and what not, I may have teared up a little bit while writing that! Ahhhh!

I suppose I should tell you all the news, yes?

First Off: If you don’t remember me mentioning last year that I wanted to get back into singing, WELP. I am. I’m currently in the process of putting together songs and then I will be in the process of making my own little mini-album of covers!

Secondly: I will be doing a weekly installment of my adventures in Animal Crossing: New Leaf! I’ve been wanting to do this for a year now and I am finally going to do it! So, I hope you all enjoy that when it debuts!

Third: My YouTube channel will definitely be more active with the following videos: “The Geeky: YT Series” “STR Dances” “SimpleMe: Vlogs” “STR Ultimate Lookbook” & “The Initial Reaction: YT Series”

Fourth: More Anime & Gaming Convention Coverage. Yes, I plan to attend as many of the local conventions as financially possible and cover them for you guys! I did this with Katsucon and I hope to do plenty more.

And Finally!: I have been in talks with Geoff & Griffon Ramsey from the wildly popular Gaming Forum/Site: RoosterTeeth.Com and although I don’t want to give out too much information quite yet…I can tell you that awesome plans are being made. So, please look out for that when it becomes available…

OH WAIT!

SIMPLY TAYLOR RAE HAD THE CHANCE TO INTERVIEW THEM. So, that will be up later this week!!! I PROMISE!!

So, that is it for today! I hope you all enjoyed this post and I hope it gets you excited for the next year ahead of us!

From All of Us Behind Simply Taylor Rae:
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REMEMBER: I am beyond thankful for you all & I am sending all my love for two amazing years! :’)

Thanks for Reading~! ❤
With Love,
Taylor Rae