Time for part two in the shoutouts! This time it's the staff of the mothership Destructoid!
I couldn't believe how amazing ALL of the staff were, ridiculously fun and down to earth!
Also I borrowed some peoples photos for this, hope they dont mind.
Let's start with the man himself....
Niero: Thank you for everything you have done for us, you are an amazing person and you give the best hugs EVER! I hope you enjoy your kangaroo scrotum! I really hope that I get to hang out with you again soon because I mean it when I say how amazing you are! You are humble, kind, and absolutely adorable!
Colette: Mrs Destructoid, you live up to your name. You are so much fun and I loved hanging out with you. Hopefully we get to hang out more next time when you're feeling better because I think you are amazing. Also my mum thinks that you and Niero are a very pretty couple. Just thought I would tell you.
Nick Chester: I feel like I need to call you by your full name. I dont know why. It would've been cool to talk more to you but you're a busy man. I will still look into heading to Tokyo but I am kinda broke these days. But <3 we'll hang out again someday.
Dale: I'm glad you enjoyed the show, I dont know which one you're talking about because there was a few lol. You are hilarious, and everytime I saw you I had to come say hi!! <3
Hamsa: We'll hang out more next time, anniversary party, drinks, you, me, fun. It MUST happen.
(I'm trying to avoid being poked by Dale trying to flip us off in this photo)
Samit: You tried repeatedly to do my accent, and failed most of the time, I think you got one word right. Dont be disheartened though, you were trying to do the most difficult accent in the world. Not even british can get it right. Keep trying though :P
Chad: I already did you, but I'll do you again anyday. You're amazing. 5 out of 5 dolphins
Husky: I enjoyed sleeping in your bed. Thanks for spilling TWO drinks on me, I know I am just so amazing, I walk near you and you cant even hold your drink. You now know never to challenge an Australian to a drinking competition. Lets make out. You are awesome and fucking hilarious. Also your roommates are hot
Conrad: I love your hat and your dirty martinis. Thank you for letting me have your olives. *hugs*
NON PAX people time
Charlie: Thank you so much for picking me up from the airport, hopefully you like your books and we can hang out more next time.
Ross: Thanks for picking up my phone lol I'm a retard clearly. Your cat hates me. Hopefully we get to hang out at New Years.
Lemme know if I missed you and I'll tell you what I think of you
So I have been home for two days and have never felt more lonely, as sappy as it is, I was away from my family when I was there and now I'm away from my other family.
I thought I should finally do some shoutouts because I think I can finally do it without crying.
We'll start with my PAX rooomies:
Blehman: You are possibly one of the sweetest, funniest people I've ever met and I adore you! We better hang out again asap!
Phist: You are ridiculous amounts of fun! I really hope you can come out here next year like you said so I can show you around my neck of the woods! .....also.... got rice bitch?
Keener: You are just as cool in person as I thought you would be! You are definately the pretty boy of Destructoid
(we didn't get a photo together!! Whore!!!)
Suff0cat: It was cool hanging out with you, even if we argued, you were still pretty funny
(also no photo together)
Riser Glen: I should've married you in Vegas, I think that explains how I feel about you
DTOID L.A Dexter & Lib: I said it best when I said I want you two to make a baby so I can be a surrogate mother so I can have had both of your babies!!! (I need a photo of Lib and I!)
Chad: I honestly think we were separated at birth and I think you are absolutely adorable!
Give Matt & Luna big hugs for me! Love you guys!!
Aerox: Thank you for being like my Australian lifeline! You need to stop bagging out Sydney though, otherwise we can no longer be friends.
Ceark: I'm sorry I got you so drunk the first time I met you! You are so much fun and you look very hot in my shorts LoL
Kyle & Donna: One of the sweetest couples I've ever met, thank you for taking care of me! You guys are amazing!
Yashoki: Thanks for my unicorn hat! It was always the star of the show! I'm sorry if I hurt you but if I remember correctly it was because you wouldnt stop following me with the camera.
JUST LIKE THIS!!
Dave & Naia: You guys are hilarious, expecially the final fantasy wedding idea! I want pics since I cant be there! Much Love!!
To the rest of DTOID LA: I'm sorry, I know I didnt get everyone, I'm still jetlagged but just know much love to all of you guys for making my trip awesome!
More shoutouts to come, too tired for all of them at once!
So as I sit here at the amazing Chad Concelmo's computer, I am almost in tears at the thought of leaving. And it is only almost because my flight isn't for another 8 hours, but we have to go out for dinner.
I can't even describe to you how amazing my time here has been, I have fallen in love with each and every one of you(some more so than the rest). I just wanted to write this quickly to let you all know I don't want to go home, I know I have to but my heart will stay here with all of you.
So I know I missed the monthly musing topic but until two nights ago I didn’t think I was one of those gamers with bad habits, I guess it’s only when other people are in your company that your realise your bad habits and reactions.
Recently I have been playing a lot of 360 games with Riser Glen mainly and Suff0cat and Asian Joe occasionally. Now I’ve mentioned how I swear when I’m enjoying a game before but I don’t think you understand the extent of it, you’ve never heard a swear word properly until you hear it from an Australian chick. Suff0cat and Asian Joe don’t get it as much but poor Riser Glen has abused ears who are currently in therapy. Seriously. And I never noticed how bad my swearing was until I get killed for the 37th time on a chapter in the Ninja Fagdens. I don’t know where this habit came from either. I think because I use games as a release of frustrations (which makes me amazing at button mashing games) that it all comes out as a bad case of Tourette syndrome.
My other confession is what I do when I know I’m getting way too stressed out from a game and need to chill out and concentrate, you know that point when you’re blinded by rage? Yes, the throwing controllers, taking razor blades to your wrists and threatening the television moments. Well I have a very simple solution that for some reason always works: The Hampster Dance.
This habit I do know the origin of so I’ll give you the back story. For those of you who don’t know I used to play World of Warcraft, I was one of the lead hunters in a high end raiding guild pre-Burning Crusade. Anyway so when I first joined the guild I began the quest to get my Rhokdelar bow, which is basically a test of skill in the sense that you have to kill four demons that each have different strategies which were generally ridiculous(not these days because the quest has been nerfed). So I had a lot of trouble with these because I would get stressed by them and there would always be people with different strategies who would just come and try to help but in the end make it harder. Then one day, another hunter from one of the bigger guilds on the server said he had heard people trying to help me and realised that my problem wasn’t that I wasn’t good enough to do it, but that I had too many people yelling in my ear about how to do it. He said to me “you know the strategy, you have the skills, you just need the concentration”, now I am in Real Estate if you don’t know, which suits me really well because the busy schedule is a perfect match with my head which constantly has a thousand things going on at once, so the concentration is easier said than done for me. My hunter friend said to me “I know what you need, download the hamster dance by Hampton the hamster and listen to it while you’re fighting. Don’t talk, just do it, trust me, it works!”
So I did. And safe to say I had my Rhokdelar soon after. It soon became a habit, whenever something was too hard and I needed to concentrate Hampton would be played and it has never failed me. EVER! It might not always be first go but it’s generally pretty quick, and I’m not ready to kill myself when it doesn’t work like I was pre-hamster dance.
I actually found out from my friend that a lot of the hunters on my server used it and they found the same thing, it ended up being a ritual in our guild that if we were having trouble with a boss we would change vent channels and I would play the hamster dance through the channel and we would down the boss and have a good laugh. AMAZING!
Two nights ago I was stuck on a level in Ninja Fagdens and so I put on the hamster dance and soon enough I was past that and beyond. So now you know my secret gaming rituals. Hope you enjoyed them! (Or at least had a good laugh at me!)
Today is the birthday of one of my favourite D-toiders! Yes, it is Andy A.k.A Suff0cat's birthday! Now why, you ask, do I love Andy so? Well here is why
A is for how Amazing he is
N is for how nasty he is to me sometimes
D is for how he loves Dtoid so much he makes giant signs and belts to show up on wrestling shows
Y is for when we yell at eachother in Stickam for absolutely no apparent reason simply because we care, the more we yell the more fun we have.
Yes he is horrible to me sometimes, and people think we hate eachother in Stickam, but no, Andy is my homeboy, even after the three weeks we'll spend together and he wants to kill me, he will still be my Andy!
As soppy as it sounds I will be there for Andy, and I have a little song for him
it goes a little something like this...
Listen, baby, Ain't no mountain high, Ain't no vally low, Ain't no river wide enough, baby
If you need me, call me, No matter where you are, No matter how far, Just call my name, I'll be there in a hurry, You don't have to worry
There ain't no mountain high enough
Ain't no valley low enough
Ain't no river wide enough
To keep me from getting to you
Remember the day
I set you free
I told you
You could always count on me
From that day on I made a vow
I'll be there when you want me
Some way,some how
No wind, no rain
My love is alive
Way down in my heart
Although we are miles apart
If you ever need a helping hand
I'll be there on the double
Just as fast as I can
Don't you know that
There ain't no mountain high enough?
Yes Andy, that's right... I'd go Gay for you, Marvin Gaye that is....
Happy Birthday Andy!
I hope you have an amazing day, I have a present for you!
5 weeks til we can hang out!
<3 Foo Liz