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Chad Concelmo avatar 12:57 PM on 09.09.2009  (server time)
The Heart of Destructoid: A song for the community

PAX is always such an amazing experience for me.

I have always had such an immense respect and admiration for the Destructoid community, and finally getting to meet the people I love so much is an altogether overwhelming and emotional experience.

After this weekend I really wanted to put all of you in my pocket, take you back to Los Angeles with me, and pull you out whenever I was feeling blue (Which, if my sad feelings writing this post are an indication, is right about now. Where is my pocket keener when I need him?!)

So, first, a few thank yous.

Thank you to all the people that gave me gifts while at PAX. While I still donít feel like I deserve anything, it doesnít change the fact that I am completely honored and touched that you all went out of your way to bring me presents that you knew would make me happy.

And, trust me when I tell you this: I love my gifts. From the singing dolphin to the beautiful Destructoid comic sketches; from the Japanese Chrono Trigger poster to the freakiní PAL PlayStation 2 that will allow me to play SingStar Disney. Everything I received has found a special place in my heart. You guys are too amazing for words.

I also want to say thanks to all my fellow Destructoid editors. It is an absolute honor to write on the same site as you guys, and for the ones that showed up at PAX, it was great having a drink with you.

And, finally, thanks to everyone that is part of Destructoid in one way or another. This Web site has completely changed my life and I really canít find the words to express my gratitude and adoration for every person that has ever written for, read, or even clicked on

I want to put babies in each and every one of you.

Okay, now I am done being really gay. Letís get to the main point of this post: Musical theater! ;)

This year at PAX, during the Destructoid panel, I decided to create the ultimate love letter to the community. As we all know, Destructoid prides itself as being a site where the community is key. Obviously, I agree with this sentiment. So much so that I recruited a bunch of Dtoid editors and community members to help me deliver a musical surprise ending.

Here is the result.

Actually, before you watch, just know two things:

1. I have not watched this video. I get to the 30 second mark, become horribly embarrassed and then turn it off. Hopefully the quality is okay.

2. This was created 100% because I love all of you. What better way to express your love of an online community than with a super gay musical number set to the tune of ďBelleĒ from Beauty & the Beast?!

Okay, go ahead and watch. Just donít make fun of me too much!

Thanks to everyone involved in the performance of the song.

And, most of all, thanks to the Destructoid community. Without you guys, my life would not nearly be as interesting.

I <3 you all more than words.

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