If you haven’t noticed, I’ve tagged everything Monty related today with, “I Believe in Monty Oum.” There’s a good reason for that.
I never thought I’d sit here, in Washington, and cry/worry over someone 2,000 miles away, but it’s happening today.
Monty has done so much for Rooster Teeth and the amazing community behind it. The work he has done for RWBY and Red Vs Blue contributes to the person I am today. I’ve made friends because of his work. I’ve become more open about my interests and who/what I want to become. I’ve become more confident because if Jaune can dance in front of the entirety of Beacon in a dress, then I can believe in myself. I want to pay him back so much (I even wore my RWBY shirt when our pep band was getting filmed for a TV show in hopes that it would show up.)
My prayers and thoughts go out to the Oum family, their friends, and the Rooster Teeth staff and community. When your in a hospital, you hope the words “critical care” never come up. To see those words next to the name Monty Oum was heartbreaking. Ashley’s state alone in the new “Know It All” brought me to tears. The news has been tough on us all. If you can, please donate here to help cover the cost of Monty’s hospital expenses: http://www.gofundme.com/MontyandSheena
I believe Monty can come out of this. I believe the RT community will be with him every step of the way. But most of all, I believe in Monty Oum.