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We Are Destructoid: You Are My Family

[Hey gang! Last week, I challenged some community members to tell us why Destructoid's community is so important to them. Don't let them be the only ones! Tell us how you feel in your own blog. -- Kauza]

When I think of the word community, the first thing that pops into my head is Destructoid. Ever since day one, all I had ever wanted was to be a part of this amazing community. Having lurked around the website for years, there had always been one thing that stood out among this site, more than any other gaming website I frequented: there were actual people behind the words being typed into news stories, blogs, and forum posts.

I spent some time lurking around the forums when I first started visiting Destructoid and it was a very common thing to come across pictures of fellow Dtoiders and editors enjoying the company of one another and reminiscing on their latest adventure. I wanted that.

These people were close to each other. It was as if they had been lifelong friends, but most had never met each other in real life. Even though I never personally knew the guy, I remember when The GHost used to be around and he used to make these awesome cards for various Dtoiders upon request.

Now this man didn�t have to do that. He wanted to do it. He loved the people of this community and as you can tell from his blogs, this community loved him back. That�s something I wanted.

I�ve also had the honor to be the lead character of this amazing Fan-Fic that our very own Fame Designer has created. Never would have I imagined that I�d be the inspiration for the start of something as amazing as this. No words can express how flattered and grateful I am getting the opportunity to be a part of this. Thank you Fame.

I have spawned many wonderful friendships with various people on this website. I enjoy the many conversations we hold over Xbox Live, Twitter, and on this website. I want to refrain from listing off names for fear forgetting someone. However, you all know who you are. Through our various interactions with each other over the internet, we�ve become much like a family. A family that loves and cares for one another; one that gets into arguments with each other, but always respectfully reaches common ground.

My time as a member at Destructoid has been worthwhile, and it hasn�t even been a year yet (it�s close though!). There are still many of you who I have yet to be acquainted with, and those who I have just built friendships with. I want to enjoy my time with you all.

I want to end with a huge thank you to everyone who is involved with running this website: Niero, Nick, Jim, Hamza, Dale, Jordan, Tom, Hollie, Max, Tara, Colette, Maurice, Conrad, Chad, Johnathan, JRo, Joseph, Matthew, Josh, Samit, Kauza, Zodiac, Mxyzptlk, the Programmers, those, past and present, who have made a contribution to the site one way or another; but most importantly, I want to give a big thank you to the COMMUNITY.

You are my family.
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About SteezyXLone of us since 12:03 PM on 03.26.2008

HELLO there!

The name's James and I'm 24. I reside in the beautiful Bay Area in California. I've been gaming for as long as I can remember. Being a 90's kid, I of course grew up playing the Sega Genesis and NES being accompanied by Sonic The Hedgehog and the old school Mario Bros. I had so many games for my NES up until my NES broke and my dad decided to give the games away since I was busy occupying my new SNES. From there I pretty much owned any system that Nintendo made and enjoyed my childhood as a natural born gamer.

I now own all three consoles and try to be open-minded when playing various video games. Expect to see me write about my experiences with video games on this here blog!


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