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SteamID & XBL Gamertag: ScottyGrayskull


Hello! <3

Bit about me. I've been a gamer for the most of my life. When I was seven and waiting for my parents to pick me up from piano lessons, the teacher's two sons showed me Super Mario Bros 2. Needless to say I never learned to play the piano very well...

I've flip-flopped several times between consoles and PCs. I generally love non-generic FPS games, puzzlers (Tetris is probably my favourite game of all time) and platformers of all shapes and sizes. I tolerate RPGs, but usually don't bother because I just don't have the time to invest in them.

I'm one of those freaks that regard FF7 and Ocarina of Time as merely average. That might be partly because I'm biased against the first round of 3D games that generally looked and played like crap compared to the 2d games at the time (during that generation I was a PC gamer, where they actually could do decent 3D at the time). By no means are they bad games, but plenty of games have done just as well and actually looked good in the process.

Yeah yeah, graphics aren't everything. But as important as gameplay is, looks still matter. It doesn't have to be the best looking thing around, but it at least has to be passable.

I tried to be a collector for awhile, but realized there was no market where I lived and gave that up. Currently I have an NES, SNES, GameBoy/GameBoy Colour/GameBoy Advance SP, DS, a 360, and of course my lovely gaming PC. ^_^

Also, Black Yoshi Brigade:
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9:23 PM on 08.24.2009

1. All the purty and amazing people I've met through the community


3. I'm starting to pack for my trip to LA on Wednesday, where I'm staying for a week before going to PAAAAAAAAAAAAAX!!! This would not be happening if it wasn't for Destructoid

4. All the sexay ladies I've gotten as a result of being associated with the site

5. Wait...

6. ...

7. :'(

8. I don't have to recap this hot mess <3

Excuse me looking like shit. I'm very tired. :(

This is the tale of a video game. A great video game that gave me many happy memories with my Game Boy.

A video game that sadly has been missing for about 12 years.

You see, my friend's mom has a rather nasty habit of going into his room when he's out and cleaning, which seems to mean throwing things she arbitrarily decides is trash. This happened to, amongst other things, my Mega Man V cartridge. Unfortunately this game is somewhat rare and fairly pricey to acquire these days. Something got me thinking about this recently.

Thankfully, my stupor was interrupted by a knock at the door.

I take a few seconds to compose myself, and greet the visitor.

Why, it's my good friend Black Yoshi! Stopping in to visit I suppose between one of his trips. Apparently he ran into my mailman, and after eating him noticed there was a package for me so he figured he'd bring it up. Always happy to get mail, I invite him in and offer him a drink.

Apparently the package is from Funktastic, who I've been doing some trading with. I actually completely forgot about this package, and wonder what he sent me...


Wait... there's MORE under the paper!

Quite a bit more!

Wait... what's this?


I'm completely at a loss for words. Black Yoshi isn't really the cuddling type (or at he pretends he isn't), so while he went out onto my balcony...

... I dug out my GBA and proceeded to catch up on all those years without this game.


After a while I figured I should take a look at what else I got. In addition to Mega Man V, I traded with the legendary Funktastic for a copy of Super Metroid and GTA: Chinatown Wars. Being the awesome person he is though, there's a few freebies included.

First up is a foam Prinny vitamin pill.

Next is a Street Fighter IV headband.

And finally is a Little Big Planet... ball? Erm... what is this thing?

Oh, it's a tshirt! Damn, they really packed it in there!

So yeah, massive <3 to Funktastic for the trades, and to Black Yoshi for helping bring them to me. :D
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12:01 PM on 07.14.2009

Just in case you need yet another reason to hop on the dtoid irc (#destructoid on Dynastynet), I present the tale of the shitty surprise:

Edit: cleaned up a bit for readability

13:52 *** Banjina joined #destructoid
13:53 Banjina I've just had a horrible experience on the toilet.
13:53 Halfie Want to share the pain, banj?
13:53 Banjina ...are you sitting comfortably?
13:53 bushofghosts banjina are you okay
13:53 Halfie were you?
13:54 Banjina Initially.
13:54 Aerox I'd like to hear about it in detail
13:55 Banjina I got up too late this morning to "kick Rosa Parks off the front seat" before I left for work.
13:55 Halfie Heh.
13:55 Halfie That's a new one.
13:55 Halfie writes it down.
13:55 Banjina I have this thing where I can't use the works toilet unless everyone else has left the vuilding.
13:55 Banjina Like OCD or something.
13:55 Aerox Does that include peeing?
13:55 Aerox because there's a condition known as pee shyness
13:56 Banjina So I've been hanging onto this howler for 10 hours.
13:56 Halfie Oof.
13:56 Eagle_88 ouch
13:56 bushofghosts oh no Banj
13:56 Banjina No, I'm fine pissing.
13:56 Aerox oh, odd
13:56 bushofghosts let go of that need
13:56 bloodylip i find it odd that banj is shy about anything
13:56 Banjina I would be fine taking a shit too but I share a toilet with 2 chicks.
13:56 bushofghosts seriously
13:56 bushofghosts everybody poops
13:56 bushofghosts no really
13:56 bloodylip Banjina: shit on their chests?
13:56 bushofghosts let them be mad
13:56 Banjina My rep couldn't take it if they followed me in there after one of my adventures.
13:56 bushofghosts seriously
13:56 Halfie I'm very self-consious about my shits.
13:56 bushofghosts it is so bad to hold it in
13:57 bushofghosts you're going to hurt yourself
13:57 Halfie But for some reason, the more desperate I am. the more smooth and quiet they are.
13:57 scottyg Indeed.
13:57 bloodylip you'll blow a gasket
13:57 scottyg If you gotta go that badly, just poop behind the building.
13:57 bushofghosts did you sit there forever?
13:57 Banjina Anyway, they left about 30 minutes ago
13:57 scottyg Right halfie? :d
13:57 Aerox Out of politeness if I'm on the toilet I'll try to wait to make a ton of noise until the other person has left the bathroom
13:57 scottyg <3
13:57 Halfie It's like the Eurostar leaving the channel tunnel in a vaccum when I'm desperate.
13:57 Aerox Unless they are on their cell phone, which a lot of people do because they are rude
13:57 Aerox So then I blast as hard as I can
13:57 Halfie You know it, scottyg <3
13:57 Banjina I ran straight to the throne and fucking loved it.
13:57 scottyg Aerox: Ug... I'm embarassed to talk on the phone while on the toilet.
13:58 scottyg Unless it's someone I don't mind messing with.
13:58 Banjina However, I soome became aware that something was wrong...
13:58 scottyg Uh oh.
13:58 Eagle_88 Freud would have a field day with you
13:58 Aerox As you should be
13:58 Halfie Hush, Banj is talking.
13:58 bushofghosts no
13:58 bushofghosts did you have an abortion
13:59 Eagle_88 Roe v. Wade
13:59 Banjina Y'know how at the end of "dropping the kids off at the pool" there is the satisfying sensation of "the garage door closing behind the leaving car"?
13:59 Halfie Yes.
13:59 Banjina Well, I totally didn't feel that.
13:59 Halfie I think I know where this is going now.
14:00 scottyg Banjina: Gaping asshole?
14:00 Banjina It felt like the garage door was still open.
14:00 Banjina Yeqah
14:00 scottyg There's niche porn for that.
14:00 scottyg You should apply.
14:00 Banjina I though "hello, better give it a minute"
14:00 Halfie This is a defining moment for IRC, in my mind.
14:00 bushofghosts banj
14:00 Banjina So I took five and waited for the doors to close but they didn't.
14:00 bushofghosts did you go any more
14:00 bushofghosts no no no
14:01 bushofghosts close them manually
14:01 Halfie Pinch.
14:01 Banjina Eventually I got bored and tore off some shit tickets to clean up.
14:01 Halfie so-to-speak.
14:01 bushofghosts blood?
14:01 Halfie Semen?
14:01 Eagle_88 both?
14:01 Banjina I moved slowly... stalking my prey...
14:01 Halfie A human head greeting you with a friendly grin.
14:01 Banjina I went for the wipe when suddenly, disaster!
14:02 scottyg Oh no.
14:02 scottyg You shat on your hand?
14:02 Banjina I felt something warm and malleable strike my hand.
14:02 scottyg hehehe
14:02 Halfie Yah. Not as good as when this story will be adapted.
14:02 Halfie You must burn it.
14:02 Banjina That familiar cold creeping realisation took me.
14:02 scottyg !banj++ #shat on his hand
14:02 Banjina My heart raced.
14:02 DtoidBot The karma of banj is 1.
14:03 Halfie <Banjina> That familiar cold creeping realisation took me.
14:03 bushofghosts someone is saving this chat
14:03 bushofghosts right
14:03 scottyg I'll save/post it. :)
14:03 Banjina I withdrew and took care of the immidiate threat before continuing with the clean up.
14:04 deBLOO Banj shits on his hand to get off
14:04 Banjina ...it was right into the cuticles.
14:04 Banjina I was devastated.
14:04 bushofghosts oh my dear god banj
14:04 Banjina The sink was out of reach for a halftime wash.
14:05 Banjina ...with the steely determination of an aging warrior, I pressed on
14:05 Banjina I went in for the virgin wipe.
14:06 Banjina Somewhat akin to the feeling of loosing ones footing on an ice rink, my bottom seemed to offer no resistance to the bogroll.
14:07 Banjina I had managed to pass what can only be described as axle grease and not only plopped in on my hand but also managed to paint my cheeks with it.
14:07 Banjina I had to strip off my clothes, sat on the bog.
14:07 Banjina I went through 1 aqnd a half rolls and 4 flushes.
14:07 Banjina ...I need a bath.
14:07 Eagle_88 yes
14:08 Banjina ...and a better diet

Oh wow, been a while since I made a PC FNF post. People didn't seem to miss me, but I assume there are a few of you out there that still play PC games. ;)

I assume there's stuff going on with Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead, and Planetside, but tbh I really don't know and can't be arsed to look it up. Someone who does know feel free to post in the comments. ^_^

What I do know however is that there will be some mass clickings to death in Diablo II. So far at least Aerox, Gandy and myself will be playing in about... 90 minutes. We're on the US West Battle.net host. If you want to join in just send me a message over Steam or (if you have it) Gtalk.

After a few horus of that I'm sure we'll likely be in the mood for some Demigod, although I'm sure it won't be too hard at all to find someone willing to play.

No start/end times really, just hassle someone until they play with you. ;)
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Just in case some of you don't know, Destructoid has forums. Awesome forums where, amongst many other things, you can trade games with fellow Dtoiders! :)

Here's some of the things I got.

First is Illusion of Gaia, which I got from Wedge for a copy of UN Squadron.

Second is Zelda: LttP, which I got from Funktastic in exchange for a boxed copy of Super Bomberman 2. He was so nice he even threw in a Soul Calibur IV mini-calendar and a Gears of War 2 t-shirt.

Finally is Secret of Mana, which I got from Dyson in exchange for some old Nintendo Players Guides (NES Game Atlas and Final Fantasy III).

So yeah, good trades for all involved. Now get your butt in there and mingle with some Dtoiders!


Also, I had to share this. Because they are awesome, Scary Womanizing Pig Mask decided to hand over their recently won RFGO prize pack to me. <3 <3 <3
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Yay! Fridays!

Sadly I failed, and didn't get the extra games going. Considering Aerox and Knives aren't even around, I think it's safe to guess that there will be no games of Iron Grip: Warlord. However, if people are interested in trying One Must Fall: 2097 or a Star Control 2 MP clone, message me. :)

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