Check It Out: The Tempt One Story

Posted on May 10 2013, 3:13pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Rockstar

A quite inspirational story we felt compelled to share, "The Tempt One Story" is a documentary of legendary Los Angeles-based graffiti artist Tempt, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2003 and left completely paralyzed, save the ability to blink. After purchasing one of Tempt's pieces at a gallery show and learning of his condition, philanthropist Mick Ebeling is driven to find a way to help Tempt overcome seemingly impossible odds to continue to do what he does best - create. The emotional journey that follows chronicles how Ebeling and a team of designers and artists try to do the impossible - culminating in the creation of the EyeWriter, a groundbreaking device that allows those suffering from neuromuscular conditions to be able to draw and write using only their eyes. Check out the trailer for the documentary below, which is available to order from the official website or to stream from Reelhouse, with 30% of each sale going to the Not Impossible Foundation.

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  • HammerPickleon July 15 2013, 7:22pmReplyFlag
    Sorry for repeating, I lagged and it didn't show the first one appear on the screen. Anyway, to make this comment not go to waste, I'd like to say thank you R*. Not just for this article, but for everything. If all big companies were as good as R*, we would be living in one nice world.
    • HammerPickleon July 15 2013, 7:09pmReplyFlag
      It's things like this that make me like R* more than any other gaming company out there. They have a heart and actually give us things we want to see, true stories that aren't hypocritical and are inspirational ones that actually have a positive impact on people. Not to mention, how many gaming companies share someone's back story to make people become more aware? I look up to R* and I'm highly advanced for my age, and this might sound crazy, but I think I'll stand a good chance at one day making my own big company. I don't know what it'll be, but I can assure you I'll give R* credit, because I feel as though they are the reason why I've gone this far. They are a very inspirational company and I feel as though I owe them something big in return. Something even bigger than what I just said, but I have no idea what. Until then, pre ordering GTA 5 collectors edition is the best way to thank R* for me I guess.
      • HammerPickleon July 15 2013, 7:05pmReplyFlag
        It's things like this that make me like R* more than any other gaming company out there. They have a heart and actually give us things we want to see, true stories that aren't hypocritical and are inspirational ones that actually have a positive impact on people. Not to mention, how many gaming companies share someone's back story to make people become more aware? I look up to R* and I'm highly advanced for my age, and this might sound crazy, but I think I'll stand a good chance at one day making my own big company. I don't know what it'll be, but I can assure you I'll give R* credit, because I feel as though they are the reason why I've gone this far. They are a very inspirational company and I feel as though I owe them something big in return. Something even bigger than what I just said, but I have no idea what. Until then, pre ordering GTA 5 collectors edition is the best way to thank R* for me I guess.
        • FugetSudo_Jron May 15 2013, 12:37pmReplyFlag
          wow! incredibly-inspiring story! diseases and afflictions that trap and isolate people inside their own bodies are horrible.

          My wife works with children with similar problems (including MS) and it's heartbreaking. It's good to know that there are people who feel the same way and want to do something about it. A new lease on life is the greatest gift we can give eachother! Cheers!

          • Cirelli777on May 15 2013, 5:05amReplyFlag
            thanks for sharing R* this is truly a touching story
            • stumpy4770on May 14 2013, 10:12amReplyFlag
              I would just like to say thank you R*, because you have done the same type of thing for me. All be it not in a heart breaking, documentary inducing way as this poor guy.

              I have an industrial disease from working with heavy machinery that affects my hands, and the ability to create artwork with a pencil, as i use to be able to do.
              The emblem editor has given me a way of creating art in a very simple (hi-tec Fuzzy Felts lol) but very satisfying way. No matter how long it takes me to try and move the mouse delicately a small amount to place an emblem shape in the exact place I want it, i know it will get there in the end without smudging or ruining the rest of the picture :)
              This is partly the reason I got (and get) angry when I see talentless, selfish and spoilt "if you won't make me an emblem, you deserve to get yours stolen/copied" type people that just take take take, with no regard of how much effort someone has put into their emblem or graffiti, as in Tempts case.

              I'm a huge documentary fan in general, and this seems like it could be one of the best I will ever watch. So thank you R* for highlighting this, and for bringing me the emblem editor ;)
              • Gta_V_Foreveron May 14 2013, 10:14amReplyFlag
                @stumpy4770 wow amazing words my friend!
              • EDGAR-69XGTAVon May 14 2013, 10:47amReplyFlag
                @stumpy4770 I'm speechless but thanks for sharing. This brings to my attention why you are so imaginary creative with the using the emblem editor. ")
              • R* Yon May 14 2013, 7:29pmReplyFlag
                @stumpy4770 It's really great to hear that you're able to utilize the Emblem editor to create your own artwork. Please send an email to mouthoff@rockstargames.com when you get a free moment, and thanks for sharing your story.
            • TheGrandThief94on May 13 2013, 10:01pmReplyFlag
              this was touching, please feature his artworks on the newswire or maybe in downtown los santos?
              • GTASWEDENon May 13 2013, 12:18pmReplyFlag
                =)!
                • GTASWEDENon May 13 2013, 1:12amReplyFlag
                  Thanks for shear R*!
                  • R* Yon May 13 2013, 11:13amReplyFlag
                    @GTASWEDEN Sure, hope you and everyone else here can watch it in the future.
                  • SNOW_MAN_175on May 13 2013, 4:27pmReplyFlag
                    @ I hope R* cant incorporate some of his art in GTA5 or some type of parody relating to it.
                • habisparkson May 12 2013, 8:19pmReplyFlag
                  Great story R*, thanks
                  • AnthonyPrincesson May 12 2013, 1:24pmReplyFlag
                    When I see something like this in the newswire, I see again, that Rockstar is the best company ever, that cares for other people and wants to help them :3
                    Rockstar, you rock! <3
                    • BorisBlackon May 12 2013, 5:33amReplyFlag
                      Great post! Thanks R*
                      • Jose_Brisenoon May 12 2013, 2:16amReplyFlag
                        This was a very interesting post.
                        • MetalMofo-Billon May 11 2013, 3:33pmReplyFlag
                          I'm not a fan of urban eyesores, I realize having it in a GTA game is part and parcel of real surroundings, but not to encourage hitting up a building or bridge, or railway cars with graffiti. In Minnesota, a move was made to feature real artist and graphic renderings on things that might normally get sprayed up with repugnant graffiti, since most is gang related or obscene, and having real art on such things actually resulted in much less defacing of those properties. White building walls are like an inviting blank canvas to some
                          • OscarSaintJohnon May 11 2013, 3:30pmReplyFlag
                            A miracle is created every day, every moment in the human brain. Although only electrical signals reach the brain, and although the interior of the brain is pitch black and although this region is only a few square centimeters in size, all the mountains, seas, fields, the sky, endless wastes, houses, televisions, people, trees and in short everything we see are all in the brain. Everything there is colored. But there is no color in the brain. Everything there is light and bright, but there is no light in the brain, nor even outside it. Everything there is noisy and accompanied by sound, but the interior of the brain is completely silent. There is a depth to everything there; the stars seem very far away, while a pencil we hold in our hand seems very close. But in fact everything is on the same plane in our brains and at the same distance. The Sun seems to be thousands of kilometers away. But it is actually right next to us, inside our brains. The reason why the Sun exists in our brains is simply and solely electrical signals. A heavenly body we know to be thousands of kilometers across is actually created in a space of just a few square centimeters. And, to remind ourselves, it exists solely as an electrical signal, that we cannot hold in our hands nor even really know exists.
                            • Dan-V-Rockstaron May 11 2013, 1:04pmReplyFlag
                              Fresh, inspiring
                              • ace189on May 11 2013, 12:53pmReplyFlag
                                The world would be a better if there were more people like Mick Ebeling.
                                • VeryHushHushon May 11 2013, 10:45amReplyFlag
                                  Cheers R* - for supporting artists and a good cause.
                                  I'll try and see the documentary.
                                  • LILnutsackon May 11 2013, 9:18amReplyFlag
                                    badass but sad
                                    • Sprunk1995on May 11 2013, 8:36amReplyFlag
                                      Pretty nice

                                      Graffiti is an art there is so much talented people out there, i saw a football fans group in my o---ry doing their logo on the wall seems pretty hard, i think they start off drawing with a pencil and then use spray bombs and stuff, interesting.

                                      Rockstar did you see this cool V graffiti ?

                                      https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=243173482474604&set=a.159347734190513.15841.156785184446768&type=1&theater
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