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Hello. Welcome to my blog. Have a goddamn seat.


My name's Dan. I joined the Destructoid Forums four years ago. I'm a moderator there now. Come down and say things to us. You'll float, too.


An artist's rendition of my "Rape Genie" persona

"Nihil" is the pseudonym I use for writing / gaming on the internet. I came across Destructoid by searching for information on Way of the Samurai 3. Tubatic had the most comprehensive coverage on it I'd seen anywhere.

For that, and for leading me to this community that has changed the course of my life, I thank him.




I started gaming in kindergarten, when the most advanced piece of hardware I could get my hands on was a black plastic handle and an orange button attached to a brick. I used it to blow up little squares on a black and white television screen. A couple years later, I was molested by the girl next door after beating her copy of The Legend of Zelda. I have mixed feelings about the experience.

Unfortunately, over the years, my ability to maintain a passion for games has waned (as in being able to play through them start-to-finish). This is due to various reasons and issues that would be too emo to get into at this juncture. But even though my passion has waned, my interest in them has not, thanks in great deal to the extraordinary friends I've made during my stay here.


Laminated avatar from Cblog Mom Elsa

Handcrafted avy from forum Mom Zodiac Eclipse

I am an element of Dtoid according to professor Corduroy Turtle

Friday Night Fight version of me by Mikey Turvey

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-ISMS... with Me: Random and possibly entertaining musings on video games and various bullshit.
Permadeathisms...
Productivisms...
REvilisms...
Neoisms...
Malisms...
Cynicisms...
Dualisms...
Empiricisms...
Feminisms...
Masochisms...
Dan Carterisms...
Nihilisms...

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So... What's up?

Mhmm. Mhmm.

Yeah? That's good to hear. Wait. You put what in the where now? Oh man, that must have tingled. I should try it sometime. Delicious viscera.

There be some CHANGES up in here that I only caught wind of since I've been off in the land of Not-The-Internet. I heard about Andy's mighty boner finally stretching across the continental United States - Casting a phallic shadow of doom over corn crops in Nebraska. Those poor, clueless farmers.

On a similar thing of note, there's been quite a few bloggers showing their untainted faces in the forums, which I am glad about. Always warms my innards to a temperature that is higher than usual when I see members getting entangled in more places on here. Then again, those badges are pretty enticing. Gotta whore 'em all, or something. Also, seeing new writers and veteran staffs getting the grayscale avatar treatment is neat.

Frontpage facelifts like whoa. I'm digging it, well done, gentlemen! Almost makes me want to brave Betatoid, even after last year's trauma... *shudder* I'd love to get into the Fight system, but not too big on the supported games. Still waiting on the next VF. If that ever happens...



What have I been up to? Nah, you don't wanna know. Oh, stop it. Really? Well alright then...


SO-CIAL NEWS


That's right, buddy. Last year, my avatar went in my stead. The lil' bastard... Getting free drinks and booty. I told Elsa not to let him out of his box, but no one listens. However, this year, in a surprisingly fortunate turn of events, I'm going instead of my avatar. NOW ZOIDBERG IS THE POPULAR ONE!

HAHAHAHA*ahem*

Many thanks to Allen P for the heads-up on the sweet plane ticket deal, and to Knutaf for offering a port in the oncoming storm of awesome and perhaps flatulence? Hopefully more the former than the latter. Get hype, bitches. GET HYPE!

I have been networking, socially. In a social sense, even. Kinda. I'm on the internet, basically in more than one place. Which feels weird and not at all what I had in mind for what I would be doing this summer. But hey, when life gives you networks, make socialade or something. That was retarded.

I have a twitter, which I semi(fully)-neglect and probably shouldn't because it's a great way to get news and friend updates stuff streamed in columns all convenient-like. You may follow it if that's a thing that you do. Just know that I mostly follow those who lock their tweets like a Paranoid Peter, and the rest of ya go on THE LIST.

I like lists. They are so convenient. So clean.

Also booking faces and plusing googles - All of which you can hit up in the sidebar. I'm not gonna say I'm kind of a big deal, so I won't.

But I am, kinda. Maybe. I text people. They text back. Whatever.

Anyway, I'm feelin' good today. I haven't even gotten into grandpa's medicine yet. How are you? Sweet. Wanna talk about vidjagaemz?

SO-LO NEWS


Started playing Costume Quest. Loved it for a few hours. Put it down. Haven't been able to pick it back up... FAIL. I think TEH may have ruined RPG's for me, because after hearing that, I definitely started feeling the repetition of it all. But that won't make me regret declaring that I SWEAR ON MY... EVENTUAL LUNG CANCER THAT I WILL PLAY AND BEAT COSTUME QUEST BY NEXT MONTH.

ALSO REPLAY AND BEAT DRAGON AGE: ORIGINS BY NEXT MONTH.

ALSO PLAY AND BEAT PORTAL AND OR PORTAL 2 EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE NOT RPG'S BUT I WANT TO FEEL LIKE A BOSS AFTER HAVING BEAT THEM.








AND ALSO BEAT THE LAST LIGHT WORLD LEVEL OF SUPER MEAT BOY BECAUSE I WANT THAT AVATAR AWARD YOU SON OF A BITCH BISON.

FUCK YOU.




Oh, also played the demo for Ms Splosion. It's sick. And dank. Bro. Check it.

Tasty giblets.


MUL-TI NEWS


Yeaaaah a little late to the party on this one, but I finally got to playing Castle Crashers. Pretty much all the fun I had heard and was expecting is there. Much quaffing was had. Really wanna FNF this bitch sometime soon.

Spiral Knights on Steam was brought to my attention by lil ms Mollygos, and I've suddenly found it oddly alluring. Or just too adorable to not come back to every so often. Solid dungeon crawling. So, up for that if anyone else wants to kick it on there sometime.

Finally, yes, WoW is still a thing I do. Poorly. At least until the 24th. Check out the forum thread for updates if it is also a thing that you do. Seems I've sparked a little bit of life in that old girl.

Yeeesssss. It's all part of the plaaannnn....


TOTALLY RELEVANT AND HIP NEWS AND STUFF


Scott Pilgrim vs.The World happened last year, and being the nonconformist that I am, I was all nonchalant and was like, "Scott Who? Pff. Whatevs. I'll see it when I see it." And didn't see it. So I just now got around to renting it.

Boy. That was really fucking dumb of me.

Not the renting it part; the whole not seeing it in theaters part.

But whatever, it was definitely worth finally getting to, because it is indeed a pretty great movie. I've been an Edgar Wright fan since Shaun and Hot Fuzz, but I didn't think he'd have much of his stamp on this since it wasn't an OP. Again, couldn't have been more wrong. Having recently watched Spaced on Hulu, it was fun re-watching and picking apart all the Edgar Wright-isms. It's practically masterful; the clever timing and references, the slick transitions, and the later action sequences are a fucking spectacle to behold. Not just the SFX, but the picture and cinematography looks crotch-grabbingly gorgeous - and I'm saying this just for the dvd on a laptop, nevermind blu-ray. So damn good...

Of course, both the score and soundtrack are pretty amazing as well. Not much else to say there.

As for the movie itself, favorite bits include Bass Battle, Wallace, Lucas Lee, Knives, more Wallace, the weirdest fucking cameos ever, Crash and the Boys... And I have to say it has a couple of the best Um's I've witnessed in recent memory. I'd also have to agree that this is the least "Michael Cera" Michael Cera has been.

This is prolly all old news to you, so I'll just skip the least favorite bits. Also my eyes feel like they're about to spontaneously combust. So that wraps up a super-overdue blog from me.

See you on the flip, kids!
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