Yes...yes it is.
Honestly...I'm not really sure how this blog will go. I've been riding on so many different emotions lately with the restructuring of my favorite community (that which I shall always remember as the Destructoid Forums). I've fought, and I've cried, and I've discussed what the best possible answer for me could be regarding everything that's happened...and the only logical answer for me at this point is to humbly say 'goodbye'. This website has been for me, one of the greatest gaming medias ever. I LOVE this place. I LOVE these people. I LOVE the community that embraced me and made me feel at home....and I'm very fortunate that I will be able to stay in touch with many of them.
First and foremost....I want to say this. To any newcomer coming in? I truly and deeply hope that you find a reason to call this place home. I hope that it embraces you and comforts you. I truly and sincerely hope that it doesn't EVER take that comfort away from you as it has for me. I blame absolutely no one at this point - I certainly could but I refuse to. I have fought with the big man himself about all of this....and I just don't have the energy, the drive or the passion for it to continue. This place is very much changing, and unfortunately I can't see myself being a part of that change. Everything that I once loved and invisioned has been turned upside down...and while I certainly respect this new direction, I humbly have to look the other way.
To the staff - thank you all. I'll be perfectly honest when I say I'm not fond of each and every one of you, but I LOVE your passion for gaming, and I LOVE what each of you do for this community. Chris Carter, you have and always will be my favorite gaming writer. I wish you nothing but the very best in the future, and I will always have a crush on you (yes Seymour, I AM a girl. No guy love here). From higher up journalist to humble mod and community support staff, you all are terrific people. Thank you for everything that you do, and I wish you nothing but the best in all of your future endeavors with this website.
To the community? I love you. I can't say it any other way. As I type this, I have tears welling up in my eyes. I TRULY love this place, and the great joy it has brought me. I've interacted with some FANTASTIC people here. Coming off of an early run with IGN, this place was a Godsend. I may not have gotten along with everyone, but I tried my best to contribute with fun, uplifting and supportive blogs. I hope that those of you who read them did enjoy my sense of humor, and that they brought some form of happiness to you. I still say I'm no Manchild, and I sure as heck don't think of myself to be a great writer, but when it comes to having fun? Shiiiiii.
To my forum community....I'm sorry. I'm sorry that things didn't work out how we wanted. I'm sorry that many of you were treated the way you were. I'm sorry that many of us have decided to move on...but that's just how the old song and dance goes. We had a blast guys, and I know that those of you who stick around will continue to do so. Nihil, Opium, Brightside, Luna, Caim, Firion, Marche, Browneye, Orlion, PK, Charlie, Wry, Domanz, Roberto, CT, Glowbear, Panza, Phil (oh Mike....), Lex, Wraith....all of you (and the many others I missed). I am SO grateful for this place because I met you all, and I hope we stay in touch (tweet me up, gurl). Never forget about HARVARD, Kanye, Tunnel Snakes, Germany, Respect All Persons Equally, and of course the cuddle mask. NEVER FORGET.
Thank you for the moments made eternal, but they say all good things must come to an end. Where next? Eh....who knows. I have a few things in mind. There will always be the need for Neko Cat Girls in the gaming world, so fortunately I'm sure I'll find a new home. Nothing but love yall <3
For those who wish to follow me, you can look me up on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NekoKyWii. I welcome anyone who would like to stay in touch to hit me up. As of right now, my forum account is pending deletion upon my request. When it has been deleted, I will be logging out and the KyWii/KiiWy of Dtoid will be no more. Don't worry...I will still browse the articles here and there....but my time of interacting here is done.