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11:15 AM on 12.13.2012

Comic Recommendations 12-12: Brandon Graham Porn, Avengers Murder and More

This week, Casey and Morgan talk about Brandon Graham porn, , Deathstroke without Rob Liefeld, Redneck space exterminators and the filling of holes...:p

Enjoy.   read

12:32 PM on 12.05.2012

I shoot comic book videos. This week: Luther Strode, Avengers, and Stumptown

From uberviolence, to crime, from super heroes who do drugs and pick up hookers to Casey enjoying an avengers book. This week has plenty to choose from.   read

3:04 AM on 11.28.2012

I shoot comic book videos. This week: Multiple warheads, Diosamante, and more!

I shoot comic recommendations for my local comic shop. If you're looking to get into comics or just want something good to read check it out. shoot it a like on the youtube page to make me feel good about myself.   read

12:44 AM on 11.15.2012

Comic Book Recommendations for 11-14

We don't really have a sister site for comics so I figured I'd share this here with you guys in case you were interested.

I shoot weekly comic book recommendations. this week some of my favorite books came out. (saga, Punk rock jesus, amazing spiderman, Batman) I'm loving getting back into comics if you want to talk comics I'm pretty regular in

anyway... Enjoy.


10:48 AM on 11.12.2012

The Max Scoville Mountain Dew Challenge. Competitive Edition.

I'm gonna make this short and sweet and let you watch. This is the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I hate you all for making this something that is happening.

Enjoy... I know I didn't   read

6:18 PM on 08.20.2012

Conventions: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Make Internet Friends

When you think about conventions you think of a bunch of sweaty fat dudes nerdgasming over new and exciting news and getting to see some of their favorite celebrities in whatever said medium is. A few years ago I had only been to one of these, It was a small sci fi convention in Baltimore MD, I loved walking around the dealers room, and there was a cool local comic artist that I talked to for a while, but I didn't know many people.

About a year later the first videogame convention was coming to the east coast, PAX East 2010. I was going with my roommate and girlfriend at the time. I had been reading Destructoid for a while at that point but hadn't delved into the pit of despair that is the community. We had talked about trying to find stuff to do during the nights of PAX not knowing what it would be like, even though I wasn't a real member of the community and was just a front page reader I decided I would go and meetup with some of the Destructoid people, Basically I was just hoping to meet some of the people I had read and heard on podcasts at the time.

That year I followed Hamza and some other people on twitter, showed up for Hamza's Pie eating panel and introduced myself, the Dtoid crew was all hanging out at an UNOs pizza that night (Friday). so I showed up. I didn't know anybody but I sat with some people and chatted for a bit, I ended up being there for the legendary moment of which Seth Killian drunkenly (and jokingly) threatened me to punch me in the face and then proceeded to shove his face into his bowl.

I left soon after that. What with it being my first big con, and wanting to go to early panels on saturday, I met up and joined in on the group photo saturday afternoon, (I think the corner of my head ended up in that photo). That night the plan was to go back to unos. Destructoid had the entire back section to hang out and drink in which was awesome, however I still didn't know anybody. I saw one community member go out for a smoke early in the night and decided the next time he went out I would go and strike up conversation. That was when I met Jon Bloodspray. He introduced me to some community members and we got along well enough that I decided that night I would join the community.

After PAX that year I joined the forums and then with graduation and trying to find work I disappeared for a while. until about early February of the next year. With the next PAX East coming up I wanted to make sure that I knew more people since I had so much fun with the community they year before. I made a new introduction thread on the forums and posted more so that people would know me a little better.

I got to PAX East 2011 before any of my IRL friends from home and was going to meet people at a panel Hamza was on that friday morning. I saw Icarus kills sitting outside the panel who I had met the year before and sat down and said hi. Before I could introduce myself one of the community members who was sitting with him, Danl Haas, recognized me, jumped up and gave me a big hug. It was that moment that I knew how important the community was to me, This wasn't just a site for people to talk videogames, it's a family.

I won't go on any more about how amazing that weekend was, actually going to parties with dtoiders and having my first goodbye from a convention, tears and all. But from then on I was way more active, I went to as many events as I could and to this day try to meet as many fellow dtoiders as possible.

Basically this entire origin story of my coming to dtoid is something that I wanted to post before PAX prime in a couple weeks, it isn't so much to current community members but more to front page readers who maybe have an intrest in the community but are too afraid to either meetup with people from the internet or just aren't sure how to meetup with people, don't worry about being active, just check the front page, check twitter, join a groupme, find out what we're doing, show up and don't be afraid to introduce yourself (to be honest if you are there I'll probably try to introduce myself and make you feel welcome).

Follow me on twitter @mrgobbldigook I'll try to keep it updated with at least my plans with the community.   read

5:14 PM on 01.09.2012

MAGFest X Day 3+4 Picture Dump

The busy days, what with the Dtoid Live Panel, Group Photo, Concerts, and having to get drunk and play videogames. here's what we did.


1:49 PM on 01.07.2012

MAGFest X Day 2 Photo Dump

I know Im late on this one and I wish I could have gotten it up last night for you but last night was way too wonderful and between the night ending for me at 6am with a soda cup full of wine in front of an NBA Jam arcade cabinet and having to go through 600 pictures taken last night its going up now.


1:54 AM on 01.06.2012

MAGfest X Day 1 Image dump

Hey guys. another great first day at magfest. super relaxed first day with some music and room partying going on. Not much to share on such a low key day with everyone getting in and all, but be sure that there'll be more tomorrow.

enjoy these for now.

Magfest Is here. look for more stuff and If you're here be sure to come say hi.   read

3:57 AM on 01.05.2012

Magfest X has begun and is more amazing than I could possibly imagine

Today was the day. after a nearly 8 hour drive I arrived in National Harbor, MD to find a crew of some of the best people I have ever met in my life. as I'm pulling into the parking garage I see Danl Haas talking to Icarus kills and got one of the best in car hugs I've ever received. seeing everyone is amazing. and even though the last time I saw most of these guys was in june It feels like no time has passed.

That is something special about this community. To me its like summer camp. you go. you see people. you fall in love with that crew and dont see them for a long time. it's depressing at first. but you realize that even though you may not see them in a while they are family and as soon as you see them again you will be greeted with hugs and treated like family.

I'm a little drunk right now (as any dtoid meetup goes) but honestly I wouldn't trade any of you for the world. I love you with all my heart and am proud to say I'm a Dtoider.

Look I'm being lame. but seriously most people dont understand that people who meet on the internet is not a bad thing. its something that only our generation will even begin to understand but some of the people that this community has introduce to me I would feel more comfortable having in my non existant wedding party than people I have been friends with since high school.

I guess what I have to say is I love you guys. See you tomorrow.   read

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