Quantcast
Community Discussion: Blog by Leigh Davidson | Thank you, Polygon (shortblog)Destructoid
Thank you, Polygon (shortblog) - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android




click to hide banner header
About
Hello,

I'm a gamer from the 90s who was raised on games with cute characters in them, both the genuine, heart-warming kind and the cynically designed ones.
But despite me mostly being a Nintendo fanboy it was probably the holy trinity Final fantasy VII, Tomb Raider and Resident Evil that truly got me into gaming.

Now I play anything as I'm open to anything.

Favourite game of all time? probably a toss up between Mass Effect 2, Persona 4, Metroid Prime, Killer7 or Resident Evil 4.

I write bits for the gaming site BitParade

My Twitter - @LeighDavidson
Player Profile
Follow me:
Leigh Davidson's sites
Badges
Following  


I want to thank Polygon. I want to thank them for clearing my eyes. After watching the trailer to their documentary which left me blinking deliriously I have just now opened my eyes to what I should be doing in my blogs, and that’s changing people’s perception.

And I know I’m the only person who can do this, now. When I was 10 years old we learned of the Vikings and how they came to Britain and purged the existing settlements from Northumbria to East Anglia; burning fire and bleeding death was all there was. When asked to describe and colour in a Saxon village I took my red felt tip pen and painted the ground a violent red, to symbolise the blazes and the running blood that were sure to spread, as history dictates.
All my classmates drew green grass; their perception narrow, literal and uniform.
My teacher, also confused, shouted at me for colouring in wrong, but I knew my perception was right and beyond his comprehension even at a young age.

I continued to challenge people’s perceptions when I used to draw comics as a teenager, where I would take a man and who is an angry by nature and give him blue skin. Not red skin, the colour of anger, passion and warning, but blue. This, I feel, would challenge you because… of opposites… and… stuff.
I must admit, even after studying The Simpsons’ skin colour for over 10 years I dunno what’s going on there.

Finally, as I stand in the kitchen, thinking about what to write, getting a drink, I realise even I still get my perceptions challenged. In my hand is a glass of cream soda, but it’s not ordinary cream soda; it is green; bright green, like the green of a traffic light. Not clear in colour like all the other cream sodas, but green.
You take a drink and you go “mmm, tastes like normal, clear cream soda” and then you look at the glass and its fucking green!



So the point I’m trying to make is I want my blog to be a bottle of green cream soda, and I will endeavour to this. When I think about games now, I do so in the kitchen with a glass of green cream soda, looking out the window with my eyes crossed and really challenging perception. I have to do this for the three people who read my blogs, and if I don’t then who will? All the green grass colour in-ers?

No. I don’t think so.

My kitchen floor could do with a clean, but like Polygon made me see there are many eyes to clean first. There are other eyes to massage and challenge, and I believe only I can do that.
Photo



Is this blog awesome? Vote it up!




Those who have come:



Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.


Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more