After meeting a lot of you at PAX '08, I stuck around. Mostly lurking, but trying to keep in touch. I recently had another chance to experience the insanity that is Destructoid live at Blipfest '08, and was reminded why I stick with this site. <3
Hello everybody! I recently went to PAX, and heard of a website called Destructoid. Seemed like an okay enough place for people involved in video games (like myself, he he), so I thought Iâ€™d share my experiences.
Let me start off by saying that this was my first time in the United States of America. Things are very different than where I come from, so before I went to PAX I thought Iâ€™d take some time to see the local sightsâ€¦
â€¦ indulge in some fine American cuisineâ€¦
â€¦ become informed with the vast amounts of American literatureâ€¦
â€¦ and do a little shopping in some fashionable American clothing storesâ€¦
Eventually though, it was time to go to PAX. The event every gamer (and game icon) looks forward to. Funnily enough it turns out that I wasnâ€™t the only Black Yoshi thereâ€¦
Not sure who those people behind us were thoughâ€¦ Bunch of crumb-bums, camera whoring into our picture. I suppose I should feel flattered though that they wanted to be in a picture with us so badly.
Anyways, seems that not everyone was as welcoming to Black Yoshis. Seems some people already had black covered, and didnâ€™t want us hoarding in on itâ€¦
I donâ€™t care if sheâ€™s not happy about it, I didnâ€™t appreciate how rudely she treated me!
Thankfully I found some nice princesses who appreciated me for who I wasâ€¦
Boy, did they appreciate me. ^_^
Now hereâ€™s where this story ties into Destructoid. I went to a panel on how to build an and promote an online community, as Iâ€™m looking at getting something started that would be aimed at all the Yoshis out there. All of a sudden this fellow with a metal hat came around and sat down nearby. He took the hat off and wandered away, so I took advantage and got myself a nice seat for the panel.
Turns out that this helmet is the mascot for a website called Destructoid, and after speaking with a few people around it seemed like an neat place to visit. :)
All good things must come to an end though, and I along with a few other weary travelers waited at the airport for our respective flights home.