Who am I? That's a good question. I'm a 26 year old gamer from Canada who's been playing video games for 22 years - I live and breathe games, and by extension, the industry. When I'm not gaming, reading about gaming or the industry, talking about games with friends or on forums or thinking about them, I enjoy reading, writing, sleeping, music, hockey, or hanging out with my girlfriend, though not necessarily in that order. I've recently finished my BA in linguistics, and I already have a half-BA in journalism that I'll probably never get done, considering I have enough experience to write news stories. Right now, I own a PS2, 360, gaming PC, DS, and PSP, and in the past, I have owned almost every console since the NES, at some point or another. I hope to expand to a PS3 as soon as I can.
I've actually written about the industry before, including an unsuccessful stint with RPGamer in my pre-university days. I was sadly forced to give it up because of a lack of time. I also wrote a gaming editorial column for my university paper, which my editor always wanted to make a "what's a cool game this week" column. Needless to say, they didn't renew me for another semester. Ah well.
I can usually be found playing RPGs or MMORPGs, though recently, I've started playing a lot of games from other genres, including some (incredibly unrealistic) racing games. Although I said I like hockey, I wouldn't be caught dead playing sports games; I just never really liked them.
I suppose if there's anything else you could possibly want to know about me, you can ask, though I can't imagine what you-
Well, it's been a while since I've posted here. I can't really say why. Maybe because I was thinking of the futility of writing like this everyday, and getting nowhere, much like waking into a closed door, day after day, hoping it will finally open. I suppose what brings me back here is that I love writing, in general.
What really brought me back to my Destructoid blog though, was my rejection. I pitched an article to the Escapist about bad endings, and was told less than 12 hours later, that they were not interested. This is the nature of the business. Either rejection kills you, or you pick yourself up and do it again. What best sums this up is this Niel Gaiman quote, which I will share with you:
"The best reaction to a rejection slip is a sort of wild-eyed madness, an evil grin, and sitting yourself in front of the keyboard muttering "Okay, you bastards. Try rejecting this!" and then writing something so unbelievably brilliant that all other writers will disembowel themselves with their pens upon reading it, because there's nothing left to write"
Let's hope I can write something like that one day.