When people join the lovely community here at Destructoid, usually they introduce themselves and take some time to get accustomed to and make some friends here.
I somehow skipped that step. Whoops.
So yeah, I'm Nicky Austin, I am a senior in high school, and I would love to shake your hand.... lovingly.
Have a picture of me in a suit.
Obviously, I like video games and I like writing, so here I am on Destructoid writing blogs for fun and somewhat practice for school papers and possible careers. How that whole writing about video games for money thing will work out, I have no goddamn idea.
Some of my favorite dumb video games are Super Mario Galaxy, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Mother 3, God of War III, Viewtiful Joe, Superbrothers: Sword and Sorcery EP, and Counter-Strike. I have grown up with Nintendo, so naturally most of my favorites are Nintendo franchises or games that came out on a Nintendo console.
I am not one of those obnoxious peckerheads that run around pissing their corduroy overalls about every New Super Mario Bros. release. I try to be very open minded about games on other consoles and try find dumb shit to shove into my PS3 to enjoy, but every once in a while, I always come back to the Gamecube or the Wii and play some Wind Waker or Viewtiful Joe.
I am also a half-musician. I say that because I am in a band. I consider myself only half of a musician because I can't play any instruments. So, of course, I sing. However, I didn't come out of the womb singing "The Queen of The Midnight Aria" or some shit. I just worked really hard to be able to sing somewhat decently. I am in a band (kind of a post hardcore thingamajig) called Rise to Retribution. I'm the plump dude in the middle yelling frantically into a microphone.
And no, if I befriend you, I won't send you any Facebook invites to any dumb Knoxville hardcore shows.
So that is, basically, the only things you could want to know about me before wanting to message me or anything. Thanks for reading this post, if you did!
Even though it totally looks like it, I am so not trying to plug myself or my projects. I just want to make myself more approachable to people on this wonderful website.
I intend on trying better to find things to talk about on here so I can keep being hip and happenin' around here.
Also, Twitter is a thing. I'm @Nicky_RTR