Well. It's been quite awhile, hasn't it? How have you been? That's good. Oh, I'm doing well, thanks for asking. Just been getting along, man. So, I see everyone is doing one of these "10 Things About Me" blogs and, well, I thought I would jump on the bandwagon too. Because why the hell not?
Hey look, it's me! :D Now, let's move on to the list or something.
10. I am a Contributor for the Front Page
I thought I'd go with an obvious one for number ten. I write things and they are on the front page! Been doing it here for Dtoid since July of last summer, and sometimes I still have to pinch myself because I can't believe it. Wouldn't trade it for the world.
9. I co-host a live show with Caitlin Cooke on Destructoid's official Twitch.tv channel
Yup, every Saturday at 12 PM Pacific, you can catch Cait and I's new show Weekend Escape. It's been a thing for four weeks now, and we do full playthroughs of games with a focus on co-op. Our first game was Portal 2 and last week we played some Minecraft. It's probably my favorite part of the week. You guys should come watch. :) We will not be on this weekend though. But the week after you should come watch.
8. I am only 18
This will probably surprise you the most. I don't know. It seems to take pretty much everybody by surprise. People are convinced that I am in my mid-to-late twenties. I'm here to tell you, no, that's not the case. I'm the resident baby at Destructoid so, you know, make fun of me for that or whatever. It's all good though. YOU GUYS ARE OLD, SO, HA.
[Edit: Just remembered this, and it's relevant. Frogboss made this for me. Thought you guys could appreciate it.]
7. I am a Computer Science student
Because I'm 18 I am indeed in college. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, to be exact. I do Computer Science things here, and that's really about it. I'm not sure what else to say about school because, I'll be honest, I absolutely hate it. I don't know if it's the wrong school, the wrong area, the batshit insane professors, the fucking retarded students, or the fact that maybe school just isn't for me. Maybe it's a combination of all of them, I'm not sure. But it sucks.
6. I FUCKING LOVE PANDAS
Giant pandas or red pandas; it doesn't matter. JUST LOOK AT THEM HNNNNNNG
5. Music is my true love
I don't know what it is about it, but music is the biggest part of my life (even more than videogames, seriously). However, I don't like talking to people about music or writing about music. There's just something about music that has a deep, hardwired connection inside humans' brains that make music universally appealing to everyone, while also being extremely personal. That's why I don't like the idea of writing or talking about music. It's too personal, you know?
Maybe I'm weird for thinking that, but whatever. I played the trumpet for six years, and, like any teenager, I then switched to guitar and taught myself to play with the knowledge of music I had from playing trumpet. People say I'm good, but I think I'm alright. I might do some recording someday, but as of right now I have nothing to show. Except my guitar.
Beautiful, huh? :)
4. I've never had a broken bone, ever
This may not be too interesting. I think it's interesting. Well, it's interesting because of the fact that I can't believe I've never had a broken bone. There is one significant example I can think of. When I was either 6 or 7 (not that it matters) I was helping my mom carry groceries into the house from the car. When she grabbed the last of the bags, I closed the trunk. As I tried to walk away, something held me back. I had shut the trunk on my pointer and middle fingers. I fucking screamed, man. But you know what? Not a single bone was broken. Crazy.
3. I've never had a paying job
It's embarrassing for me to admit, but I have never, ever had a paying job. That includes my current Contributor position. Now, in High School I did try to apply many times to various pizza places and game stores. Those were the only jobs I wanted, so that didn't exactly help me any. I eventually gave up when one of the local game shops I called said they ripped up my application because I was still in High School. I was heartbroken. I also never went back to that fucking store again. Assholes.
2. I own a Zune HD and Windows Phone 7
I can't live without them.
1. I am my worst critic
Whenever I do something, I always think I'm doing it wrong. I have pretty big anxiety issues, but I'm really good about hiding them and keeping them inside so other people don't worry. If something goes wrong and it's my fault, I can play it off like it's no big thing. But inside, it's killing me. I also take any criticism very seriously, and use that to improve whatever I'm doing for the next time. I guess that's why I am the writer I am today, and I find that it's always for the better. You can't ever get any better without fucking up and falling on your face at least once, right?
So, there you have it! Ten sexy facts about me, Brett Zeidler of the Internet. I love all of you equally. <3