Quantcast
Community Discussion: Blog by Dale North | Dale North's ProfileDestructoid
Dale North's Profile - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist






Meet the destructoid Team >>   Dale North
Dale North 's blog
★ destructoid | Editor-In-Chief ★
click to hide banner header
About
I am Destructoid's Editor-In-Chief. I love corgis. I make music.
Player Profile
Xbox LIVE:DaleNorth
PSN ID:ProfessorOak
Follow me:
Twitter:@DaleNorth
Facebook:Link
Google+:Link
Youtube:DaleNorth's Channel
Pinterest:pinterest.com/dalenorth
Dale North's sites
Badges
Following (29)  


So this all happened at Destructoid while "working" today.

NickC:
TECMO KOEI AMERICA ANNOUNCES RELEASE DATE FOR DYNASTY WARRIORS 7: Xtreme Legends

Dale : dynasty Dontcareriers 7

JimSterling: Dale, we'd have accepted Dy-NoWay Warriors for 10 points

Dale: Die, Nasty Borriars 7

JimSterling: Dicknasty Whorers 7

Dale: Va-GAI-NA-sty Horriers 7
your turn

JimSterling: CryGhastly Scurriers 7

Dale: haha

Jordan: Shitty McNipple Tits 7: The Reckoning

Dale: Why-MustThey More-iers 7

JimSterling: Balls 7: Balls

Jordan: hahaha
i would play that

Dale:haha
Franchise Beat Senseless 7

JimSterling: STOP MAKING FUN OF MY IDENTITY THAT GAME IS WHO I AM!

Dale: hahah
THE INTERNET ASSOCIATES ME WITH THIS FRANCHISE SO I MUST DEFEND IT
*protects persona*


JimSterling: VIDEOGAMES ARE ME

Dale: Dynasty Warriors 8: Jim Sterling
Dynasty Warriors 9: No one else at Destructoid is allowed to write about this game



JRoss: gah

NickC: terrifying.

Jordan: hahaha
that looks so ... natural

Dale: hahha
impressive game engine
skin texturing is beautiful
Da-nasty Warrior 7: Tatted Tit Flaps

Jordan: can we make that guy our mascot?
for images
just throw him in every image

Dale:
his name from now on is Da-nasty Warrior

JimSterling: He is Old Man Yakuzatits

Dale: Old Man Yakuzatits is good

JRoss: Leaked screen of Shenmue 3

JimSterling: I might do a frontpage gallery, "Old naked dudes photoshopped into videogames"

NickC: that's not necessary
we're good, jim.
haha

Dale: haha

Jordan: notice how nick didn't say don't do it
Photo









I love Las Vegas. Always have, always will. I'm the guy that argues with the locals and tells them that they don't know shit about their own town. Amazing food, amazing sites, beautiful people, great shopping - I could go on.

But this week in Las Vegas is fat nerds with backpacks on. This week in Las Vegas is cold and windy. This week is consumer electronics and weird people. My hands are cracked and busted from the cold and all the hand washing. I've never seen so many 3D glasses and people willing to wear them. Today I found myself eating lunch as far away as I could from the convention center so I could see normal people and hear normal conversations. I heard a convo about someone's house being taken by the bank. It was sad but I liked that conversation because it wasn't about TVs or 'what's goin' on tonight' or whatever. Oh, and by the way: Nothing is going on tonight. You're not getting into that party. No one knows you. No one likes you and that backpack.

I miss about 40% of my appointment times because the travel is so fucking fucked here. You should see the monorail lines. They're an hour long. I had appointments on the OTHER SIDE OF LAS VEGAS that were 30 minutes apart. It takes fucking 30 minutes to walk across the convention center! I show up late, apologize, or try to reschedule. These people sitting in these rooms all day have no idea.

Yuck. I'm going to go wash my hands again.
Photo










UmUhUhUmmYouKnow.mp3

This is my tribute to Mr. Browntown himself, Destructoid's own Samit Sarkar. Podtoid listeners have called him out for his abusive use of "um" and "uh" and "you know," you know. Give the mix a listen -- at the end you'll hear a string of all the individual ums and so forth pulled out of ONE episode of Podtoid.

Special thanks to Conrad Zimmerman for the inspiration and the help with the cutting up of audio.
Photo







Dale North
2:49 PM on 08.25.2009



Also like:
-community/readers (best fucking people on earth)
-unique voice
-co-workers
-paycheck










As performed by Thomas the Tank Engine


Come on run away
You don't have to stay
We're nearly outta time
But you're doin' fine
So stay on track
And don't look back
Just feel the pace
Come on now race
Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
Try to keep your feet right on the ground
When you're Super Sonic Racing
There's no time to look around
We're just Super Sonic Racing
Running to the point of no return
Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
C'mon let the fire burn

Everybody, everybody, everybody
Everybody, everybody, everybody
Everybody, everybody, everybody
Everybody
Everybody!

Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
Try to keep your feet right on the ground
When you're Super Sonic Racing
There's no time to look around
We're just Super Sonic Racing
Running to the point of no return
Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
C'mon let the fire burn

Don't you know
We really have to go
To a place
Where you can feel my heart just race
(Yeah, yeah)

Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
Try to keep your feet right on the ground
When you're Super Sonic Racing
There's no time to look around
We're just Super Sonic Racing (Super Sonic Racing)
Running to the point of no return
Everybody's Super Sonic Racing
C'mon let the fire burn

Everybody, everybody, everybody
Everybody, everybody, everybody
Let's go
Super Sonic Racing
Everybody, everybody, everybody, (oh yeah)
Let's go
(Ooh, yeah, ooh, yeah)
Super Sonic Racing
Let's go
C'mon c'mon yeah
C'mon c'mon yeah
C'mon, c'mon
Let's go
Everybody, everybody, everybody
Yeah everybody
Let's go
Super Sonic Racing
Oh, yeah
Super Sonic Racing (Let's go)
Yeah
Everybody, everybody
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Let's go
Everybody
Everybody
Everybody










First off, the Dtoid community is fucking amazing. I keep putting this off, but here it is now.

1. I get ridiculous road rage. One one now infamous roadtrip with friends, I punched out a windshield in heavy traffic. The next day, while everyone was out partying, I was getting my windshield fixed.

2. I have an earring. I don't wear it much anymore. It's leftover from my wannabe rock star days.

3. I've had almost 40 jobs. The list is far too long to mess with now, but I'll put it up some day. Highlights include: Chimney sweep, medical tech assistant, fast food manager, computer technician, piano teacher, film developer, onion ring maker...

4. Music is my other life. People know about my connection to the OneUps, but they don't know the other things that I do aside from my full-time job as a geek journo. They don't know that I've sold songs as a songwriter to several publishing companies, work regularly as a musical engineer, have worked on going on 70 albums or projects for various independent artists and clients, and have a signed a contract to work on a pending Xbox 360 title next year as a composer.

5. I used to own a computer store. It was a local upstart that was making 10s of thousands in profit monthly by its first half year. Co-owned with four partners. We did service and repair for school districts, custom builds for public. Then a corrupt treasurer started stealing. The end.

6. I look like shit in a hat. I can't wear hats. They look fucking stupid and unnatural on me.

7. I've been arrested so many times that it's not even funny. Never convicted. Always arrested. Some things I've been picked up or questioned for : hit-and-run assualt (seriously), theft of WWII medals, theft of scrap metal, drunken fighting, throwing molotov cocktails, not shipping an eBay sale in a timely manner...

8. I get extreme motion sickness. I will not sit in the back of the van. I will not play FPS on anything bigger than 60" screens. And those simulated roller coaster rides? They fuck me every time. There's one at Disney World that goes through the human body on a virtual tour. It nearly killed me.

9. I grew up in Tokyo. From just after Kindergarden until almost 7th grade. When I go back to visit, it's not the Japanophile in me that takes over -- it's childhood memories. There's a fondness that I experience there that I can't explain, and it has nothing to do with games, anime, or manga. I love that city with all my heart.

10. I'm a former fatty. It was short-lived, but not easily forgotten. For the majority of my life, I've been excessively thin. Enough so that a teacher called a parent conference to question my 'rents for malnourishment. I stayed that way until the fall of the store in item #5. I got a bit depressed for about a year. Started working part-time selling games at Babbages (remember that shit?). I got over the depression quick, and I think food helped. I've always been a foodie, but with all that time doing nothing else, I ate and gamed and ate. Went from being thin to hitting a high I'm embarrassed to mention. Now? I'm normal. I have a very healthy diet and weigh in at about 185lbs.. In the end it worked out. Now I'm not scarily thin (size 29 jeans anyone?) and look like a normal human being.
Photo