So, I was one of the winners of the Jericho contest. That particular picture of me pretty much went all over my college campus. All of my friends KNEW I had won something because of that crazy picture. People I'd never met talked to me about it. Even a few school administrators were like "Holy crap. I've seen you... Didn't a bear eat your face or something? You healed up quickly!"
This is the story of the day I received my prize, and Destructoid gained a room full of fans.
Normally, I'll check my mail on my way to my 12 O'clock Calculus class and read it after class. However, there was a very strange package in my mailbox today. I grabbed it and went to class. Instead of waiting until after my class to investigate the mail, I pulled it out while the instructor was waiting to start the class.
I immediately start laughing when I discover this:
"OMG!" I think to myself, "Mail from the Destructoid Fortress! Perhaps it is time to mobilize the Destructoid Army!? TALLY-HO!"
My friends sitting next to me hear me laughing, and obviously want to investigate what I think is so damned funny. My friend grabs the package and asked "Dtoid Fortress? WTF? Is that for real?"
"Of course it's real... It's a castle in downtown Miami!" I say. "I bet there's something awesome in this package too!"
At that moment, some girl notices this on the package:
"Oh my gosh! That's a cute little robot!"
Obviously, none of the guys really care (about the robot...) They're interested in what's inside the package. I open it up and, to my own surprise, I find Jericho for the 360. I recall winning the PC version, but my first choice was the 360 version. Needless to say, I'm freaking excited...
... and the rest of the nerds in the room are in awe...
"Wow, that's freaking awesome!" "I love how they labeled the address... I want a fortress too!" "Isn't that robot cute?" "I heard that game sucks." "What website is this again?"
So, I wrote this ridiculously pointless post just to say one thing. Destructoid, through no fault of it's own, gained a room full of converts for just being awesome, laid-back, amusing, and giving me free stuff. Keep doing what you're doing, Destructoid, and, if you're not doing anything Saturday, maybe you'd like to go to the formal with me? You know... If you're not busy... As friends... read