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gennhaver avatar 12:40 AM on 01.23.2011
A proper introduction, at least 3 times that size.

Apologies for my last, very brief post. I was wrestling with the blog system and it beat me into submission. Rather than upload my avatar for the 16th time, I went out with friends and forgot my html sorrows in a sea of tapas a booze only to come home shockingly discover comments. By Jove, people can see my blog?! And here I thought destructoid.com/blogs/gennhaver was but a black screen informing me I had written nothing (LIES).

So here's a bit about myself: I'm a dental student, I have a penchant for making high pitched noises when I encounter oversized stuffed animals, I fucking love Final Fantasy, and I used to be a goth in high school. My favorite color is blue. If I were a pokemon I'd be a pikachu, because they're yellow and I can relate. My hobbies include eating and swearing. I used to ignore my loved ones in favor of spending time with a tiny pixellate effigy of myself on my pink DS but swore off video games cold turkey for the duration of my first year in dental school. I have absolutely no self control so I simply cannot be trusted to spend a "moderate" amount of time with my DS. Whenever I promise myself "only an hour of playing," it usually ends with me rocking alone by an electrical socket in the corner (ahem, battery life) surrounded by empty cheese-it boxes - lit dimly only by the haunting glow of a medium-brightness DS screen.

I like to think of myself as a gamer-in-hiatus. I spend most of my time in the lab at school, some of my time studying tooth-related things, and the rest of my time trying to convince Max Scoville to let me have bite of his sandwich.

I joined Destructoid because Max had been telling me for a long time how nice the community is, and how awesome it is to participate in dialogue among like-minded people - even (especially) those with different opinions. He told me about how generally, people who disagree are still quite nice about things. It was rather jarring for me to open up my comments and see that this isn't always the case. To be honest, it really hurt my feelings and pretty much turned me off the community for a second. I kind of figured, what's the point of being a part of a community that enjoys tearing its members down? I realized that like the real (ie non-intarwebs) world, the few do not always represent the many.

To those that I offended by not writing a "proper introduction," I apologize. I take that back, to those who politely informed me of their offense - I apologize. To those who were unnecessarily rude, I say: fuck you. And for that, I do not apologize.

While I see why I came across as a brainless twit, I don't think that under any circumstances that it's appropriate to come out with guns blazing (unless you know... there are zombies involved). I legitimately thought my blog didn't exist and gave up for the day. I decided to just figure it out with Max next time we both had a spare moment. Little did I know, it DID exist and people were not happy about it. I have just have one thing to say about that:

Please don't be a dick. Just don't. Okay?

I get it, you're a regular. You've been here a while and don't want dumb bitches posting pictures of themselves to whore for attention. You joined for the gaming community, you're here to engage in gaming-related conversations and you're not interested in bullshit. Gamers are hard to win over, they're protective of their culture and they're sick of seeing it diluted with scantily clad women of little to no substance. According to the mainstream media, gaming is a bastard medium - something meant for children and adults who partake are somehow deluded. It's understandable that you'd be defensive.

Well, I'm not trying to sell you anything, I just want to be part of the community. From my irl interactions with dtoid members, it seems like it attracts nice folks. But either way, I'm really not interested in unnecessarily mean comments.

Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry. *TEARS SHIRT OFF IN FIT OF RAGE*
Just kidding. I hardly ever tear my shirt off and I rarely get angry, except for when my boyfriend eats the last Sausalito cookie. YOU DON'T EVEN LIKE SAUSALITO, MAX SCOVILLE, YOU DON'T EVEN LIKE THEM.

However, I am avidly interested in any pictures of baby animals you want to send my way.



I really do love baby animals. And ice cream. And you know, this drunk asshole:


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