So first off. Thanks to @hnnolch/ @gavinfreeinplacesheshouldntbe for the P.Terry’s recommendation (which is fucking delicious if you go to Austin go to P.Terry’s) and for the amazing selfies (It was a pleasure to meet you I was very excited and happy so thanks for being cool!)
That picture of me at P.Terry’s is ft. my dad (who is a god damn trooper for taking my nerdy ass to RTX two times in a row.)
Second. Story time. At my signing with Miles and Kerry I was nervous af, I said my two cents of things (which was basically fuck the camp camp song that shit was hard to caption.) and did pictures. My general go to for photos is to unhinge my jaw like a damn snake. However, I recently had wisdom tooth surgery and have dry socket. Which I forgot about in my anxious excitement. So that picture of me with an unhinged jaw is both happiness and extreme pain. Just a fun tid bit. I also forgot to get hugs from either of them, and barely spoke a word to Kerry which I felt bad about. I promised myself I would do better at the Ryan and Jeremy signing. (Also shout out to the people I met in the line, Including @softcoreparkour. You all were awesome and super nice!)
Fast forward. I went to the Free Play panel (which was fucking awesome. Raves for the win.) I ran down to the convention floor to buy a Totoro onesie I desperately wanted. I put that thing on in the middle of the convention center in front of people (with my clothes on under it) because why the fuck not. It was hot as dicks due to it being well, pajamas and fucking Texas in the middle of July. I got in line (after a mad scramble to free some space on my phone for pictures) talked to some people and met Hannah (who again is amazing and an awesome person. Thanks for taking pictures and being a guardian and stuff).
I went up to Jeremy and Ryan, told Jeremy I met him last year (his response was that the signing was useless to which I said “Nooooo” and gave him a hug) I got my above pictures and remembered not to fucking hurt myself on accident. And hey I didn’t smell awful yet. Then came the time where I did some anxious babbling. HERE IS WHAT I MEANT TO SAY TO RYAN. “Hey you’re super nice and awesome even though sometimes you act scary in videos.” What I actually said was “You are super nice even though you look weird.” Ryan was a good sport about it and gave me a hug. I apologized profusely and now I am attempting to pretend that never happened.
Some other fun bits. At Griffons booth they sung karaoke for three days. (I have a video of Griffon being a queen). At the Achievement Hunter panel, Gavin got 4,000 people to all make the bird noise at once (also have a video of that) and I killed it at DDR (which was really in the groove 2 but it was DDR god damn it)
I’ve babbled long enough but RTX 2016 was awesome and amazing and I love Rooster Teeth. RTX is really where we can remember what its all about even among the drama. Even though most likely no one will read this far, if you do I love you guys. Thank you all for following me and thank you RT for being amazing and I’m so happy that 5 years ago I joined the community.
I came to Top Gear by a simple mistake: I wanted to catch a rerun of Doctor Who on BBC3 but mixed up the times and watched some cars breaking down instead. I was curious, as I had heard of the show before. Why not try it? Until this day I haven’t figured out which episode I watched. It was already halfway done. The three presenters were having fun, and making fun of each other’s rubbish cars. They drowned the Stig, in what might have been a new VW Golf, they also blew him up. So I thought, „hmm, that was quiet nice, I shall see when the next episode is airing“, so I did, and the one after that, and after that …
However, the ‚holy foundation‘ of Top Gear was set pretty much around this time last year. My life was a mess – I don’t want to publicly go into detail - after the 3rd night of almost no sleep, I thought „why not watch anything?“ this would keep my thoughts from wandering. Top Gear was the right choice, as it is fun, and light for the mind. So I sat there, laptop on my knees, hugged by blankets and watched as Jeremy Clarkson claims to have invented swimming. This was the first time in weeks when I laughed for minutes straight. For this very reason, The Middle East Special is my favourite special, and this moment is my favourite moment. This is also the foundation of my Clarkson liking. He makes me laugh, not matter what. He still does. The other’s make me laugh too, and it just a joy watching them drive about, and cocking about.
In little ways it has influenced me as well, I’m making far more fun of myself than I could have ever done before, I take small things not as hard as I used to. I’ve also started to talk about cars to other people as well“. A friend of mine loves the episodes I’ve recommended to her, and it’s great to see such a show bring so many people from so many different nations together.
While I do love cars, I have never liked any other car show. The usual lot are too bland & boring. („oh and this new Lambo has 300 bolts“) There is no other show which manages to bring this passion, and love - sometimes hatred - to their four-wheeler like Top Gear does.
I want Top Gear to stay as the Top Gear I know & love; with Clarkson, May, Hammond, cocking about, sarcasm, British humour, rubbish cars, cars which suddenly end up on fire, and shiny cars.
Disclaimer: I never claimed to be good at writing!