I am the thing that goes "win" in the night. 26 years old, married to a hot Hawaiian lady, and I sell stuff. I own my own business, but at night and on the weekends it's game time. My wife and I play Gears,Rock Band, and Guitar Hero together. Seperately we play Mass Effect, Condemned, EDF,Orange Box, Bioshock,etc. Systems I own include: 2 360s, Wii,PS2, Xbox, 2 DS's, and 2 PSP's. Not big on sharing my equipment, which is why have double everything...also, cocks.
Thanks to everyone who shared and donated. We were able to raise $313 and a game!!!!
I'm sending out everything on a prepaid Visa card.
I put all of the Dtoider's names I could match up with their donation names on the card, but I also screen capped the PayPal page that lists everyone so he knows where everything came from in case I goofed and left someone off.
I thank you all for helping out so much. Everyone who shared and everyone who donated. Thank you. If you would like to still help, I will gladly send him any donations. He is specifically looking for a throwaway laptop so he can possibly work from home. So if you have any busted ones I might be able to fix it up for him, just get in contact with me at Usedtabe@gmail.com
Paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org as well.
I would like to especially thank one individual. Now, all donations are equal, and everyone who even shared the original blog is amazing in my eyes, but this individual has a little history of his own. He's one of our friends who plays with us and has been battling cancer for years. His health is so deteriorated that he himself also cannot work but was able to donate a good chunk to the fund. This isn't about competition, I just think it's a beautiful thing that someone also in a destitute situation reached out to a friend in need. The noblest of barons.
Again, thank you all so much for all of your help. It speaks a lot of this community that you would all care so much about a fellow member, even if you're not sure exactly who it is. Much love to you all.
P.S. His mother recently got him a phone so he can take pics when the stuff arrives, at that time I'll put up another blog with the pictures.
Happy Holidays to you all. I don't blog too much but I've had the urge to ask for help for this Dtoider for a while. He's been around for a long time, probably gamed with some of you. But, I doubt most of you know of his situation.
Now I've known this for about a year, and in that time I've sent what little money I could and as many games as I could because believe it or not gaming helps take his mind of his situation. Ramen is a luxury sometimes for this man, I wish I was exaggerating.
And don't get me wrong, he's tried to get his situation resolved. Due to his condition he couldn't even work a part time job at Wal-Mart. He was finally able to see a doctor by getting into a group that sponsors doctors visits for the needy, but the doctor he got doesn't believe his condition is that bad and won't recommend him for disability(even though it's a covered illness on the disability website). She gave him antibiotics, not even pain meds, and it's known antibiotics do nothing for this condition.
I'm sure some of you are wanting a name by now, and I'm sorry to say he wishes to remain anonymous, which is why it's wrecked my brain figuring out a way to set up something with donations for him. So my pledge to all who donate(money,games,food,etc) is I will document every donation and show you that it was sent to this dtoider. I will be using my personal PayPal(he doesn't have a bank account to even set up PayPal) and will show every transaction. If the donations get big enough I will open a separate account just for this at my local Credit Union(almost zero fees that way).
I know it's a lot to ask for help around Christmas, but this dude hasn't had one in years. I sent him a couple of games and will try to send some money, but I'd like to make it a good one for him. I'm hoping to raise enough so he can afford a real doctor for a second opinion and hopefully get on disability. Google(images too) the disease and you will see why the need for anonymity and the reason work is hard to come by.
My Personal Email for food/game donations(so you can get an address)
Yeah, we roll in them doodies. We mostly hang on the forums but we're always looking for more people to play with. There is nothing like going into pubs with most of the lobby being your friends. If you like friendly competition, brotherhood and sisterhood, and shitting on other teams because we roll deep join us!
Black Ops 2 Thread: http://forum.destructoid.com/showthread.php?23222-Call-of-Duty-Black-Ops-II
Excuse me while I rant, unedited and not pre-written as I had planned to for months now on the subject.
My COD emblem
I'm a Christian. Probably not a good one among my peers but it is what it is. This gay marriage issue is something I side with gay people on based on two fronts:
1.Political: We as Christians/Conservatives whatever you want to label it have allowed the shadiest of people to represent us based on opposing social issues like gay marriage. People who swindle us with promises of not letting traditional marriage die while using that morality as a cover to further drive our country over the edge and bankrupt it. I want gay marriage to pass because in the grand scheme of things it is an issue that should have never been one. With all of the things wrong in society that so desperately deserve our attention this issue should be passed in favor of gay marriage so we can start focusing on the more important things like economy. These social issues which honestly the government has little business being involved in anyway dominate most of our discussion, and it's a giant waste of time much akin to the Congressional panel on steroids in baseball. It is a non-issue turned into something huge in this bizarro reality we inhabit today. Let the gays have marriage rights. I am personally sick of something so personal being micromanaged by political agendas and being used to keep a great deal of us tied to failed politics.
2.Religious: I feel that my relationship with God/Jesus is a personal one. One for me. That does not extend to those outside of me. As such, I don't feel our traditions and personal laws, though basis for some of our current laws, should be forced on others. I fully understand a church not wanting to wed same-sex couples, and I have no problem with that. But beyond that, there shouldn't be a beyond that. Allow me to be blasphemous for a moment but I don't believe gays are just going to end up in hell. I could be wrong, but regardless that is a personal decision between that person and their beliefs. Who are we as Christians to demand that they honor our ways? Do you really believe there will be special rewards in heaven for all who stopped some D's going into so A's from getting married? I also do not feel that Jesus would have liked his beliefs being used to deny rights of others on a legal scale in the form of government. Yes, under our religion homosexuality is frowned upon and outright shunned, but that is OUR RELIGION. Not law of the land unless you choose it be for yourself.
/rant. Apologies if anyone is offended, by content or just bad unplanned writing. This is an oversimplified version of an essay I've had in my head for a long time now. <3