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Happy Birthday Mr. Destructoid and our community


Here's to the next 4 years being as epic as the first.

I remember doing a birthday post last year. I almost didn't make one because I felt like I was still too new to the community, but in the end I joined in the fun and slapped something together. You know what? It was great to feel like I was part of something this awesome and it still is great.

I know there are a lot of people who think like I once did, that they aren't well known enough or clever enough to be a recognized community member. They lurk the shadows, make a few off-hand forum posts and get kicked only once from IRC. The thing is that unlike other so-called online communities where you have to devote your life to commenting for years before anyone recognizes you, at Destructoid you are a member of the community from day one.

Even if we don't know you yet, once you introduce yourself there isn't a waiting period to be accepted. I've never seen anything like that before anywhere else so I have to assume it's something pretty special.

This made a lot more sense to me before I started writing it, but it's hard to describe such an unprecedented phenomenon so bear with me.

The bottom line is that this place is something so special and remarkable that just getting to consider myself a part of it is an awesome experience. Getting to know more of the community and hanging out with my forum kids on a daily basis is just icing on the cake as far as I'm concerned.

So I'd like to give a heartfelt thank you to our resident overlord Niero and wish a happy birthday not only to him and this amazing site he created, but also to all the members of our little community. You guys make this a place to want to be part of and in a way it's success is also our success.

Happy Birthday Destructoid

Also, cakes

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About Zodiac Eclipseone of us since 2:52 PM on 10.07.2008

Also known as Zodiac Eclipse on the forums, Joanna is your friendly neighborhood MOMerator and former co-forum admin. Having done a fair share of community badassery Joanna now enjoys actually having time to play games and interact with her family, henceforth referred to as 'Husband' and 'Kiddo', respectively.

Proper Dtoid Name: Zodiac Eclipse

Occupation: MOMerator

Thanks for the title shot ZP

Destructoid had forums.

Promoted Blogs:

Plushtoid has arrived!

Being an RPG girl in a FPS world

Promoted Musings:

Expanded Universes: The rise and fail of fan fiction

Those about to die: Woodland Creatures

Untapped potential: The fight for Fallujah

Love/Hate: Casual Gaming

Quick facts:

*I have a degree in journalism advertising that I've never used.

*I work in a laboratory with people who do science. I mostly get in the way and keep up moral with my "unique" people skills.

*I met my husband on Star Wars Galaxies.

*I love RPG's, both Massively Multi-player and standard offline ones.

*I'm fascinated by survival horror games, but usually too chicken to play them.

*I dabble in all forms of nerdery so chances are if you're into something geeky so am I, though not to equal degrees.

*I used to make toys.

Currently Playing:
(so much) Ark Survival Evolved

Favorite Games:
Mass Effect 1 & 2 & 3, Portal, Final Fantasy VIII, The Witcher, Azure Dreams, Sims 1 & 2, Lego Star Wars, and other stuff I can't think of right now.

MMO's I've played:
SWG, Vanguard, Ryzom, EQ2, CoH/CoV, Guild Wars, LOTRO, Star Wars TOR, Conan, and millions (literally) of the freebie ones.

Community Awesomeness:

I've been interviewed by LawofThermalDynamics.

The wildly talented AlphaDeus made me a theme song. Momeration

I'm an element on the Destructoid periodic table. Thanks Corduroy Turtle

I got a card!

Thanks Qalamari

Steam ID:Zodiac_Eclipse


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