Welcome to Commentoid, home of Comments of the Week!
Commentoid is where we take the full range of comments; the ones that make you think, the ones that make you laugh and the ones that make you cry (but also laugh), and compounds them into an entertaining package for the viewing pleasure of you, the Destructoid community.
We do take requests from time to time but be forewarned that messages about insightful commentary, brilliant wit or heartbreaking failure are much more likely to get checked if you send them to the correctly listed officiator for that week.
The combined group of commentive officiators (That lay down the weekly sermon of commentacular commentitude within a relay system of commentatoratiativenessisation!):
We try to go live Wednesday - Friday just to leave some room in everyone's schedules and make sure that there's enough time to post. If a post doesn't go up on Wednesday then don't worry as we're probably not dead.
Two weeks ago I bailed out of Comments of the Week, because my dad was in town visiting. Last week I shirked my duties because, well, Halo: Reach happened. There is some portion of the readers I know will forgive me this laxity.
So what's with editions anyway? Every single thing people do here seems to have an edition attached to it. Surely we can find some new, better way to label our creations? Maybe with model numbers, or version numbers, or the Dewey Decimal system, or GUIDs.
Sorry, Xero, for slacking. You can fire me if you'd like; comments of the week is super time consuming when you stress out about doing a good job. Thanks, VGFreak, for covering for me last week on short notice. Someday maybe we will gain the same legitimacy as the cappers, but for the meantime we must remain cowed.
Finally, in the spirit of evolving the column (is this a column now? seems like it would be cool to write for a column, yanno?), I'm going to add a little help for next week's officiator/columnist:
As someone whose wife loves Halloween more than any other holiday ever, I have to wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment. Grant the poor zombies reprieve just for this month, that they may be celebrated properly.
Law's kind gesture deserves to be recognized. Everyone reading, please recognize it. OK, cool. Alas, the unsightly blemish can never truly be wiped away. At least until Oct. 11. Who knows what could happen then!?
I had to pick this one out because, despite all the big words, he's saying something pretty cool. If I understand it right, the gist is that the more people throw around random curses or seemingly nonsensical phrases, the more our minds quietly adapt towards understanding the underlying meaning of words rather than the literal meaning of what's written. In general, that seems like a useful skill to have built in at an unconscious level. Hopefully I didn't totally mangle that.
Seriously, Funk has a ton of hilarious comments. This French accent is totally baffling; at times it reads like a wonky southern accent! I'm doing you all a favor by putting this one on display. For an extra great treat, watch Destructoid LIVE, Part 4, in which he asks a real live question at the panel that made me bust up big time.
News stories like this always bring out the best, weirdest crap ever. I am quite pleased with this meme, for instance. But this one really made me laugh with its adherence to the theme and its cleverness:
A) If nobody cares about Sonic anymore, why is everyone talking about it nonstop? Yeah, I know... I gotta believe! B) wat. C) I'm not sure how anyone who's listened to any amount of Podtoid can really claim that Jim Sterling is simply a troll or has all these crazy biases.
Also, I guess there are apparently three themes from this week's Commentoid. I hope you enjoyed all of them. The themes, I mean. Well, the comments, too. And me, I guess. Until next time!