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C-blogs of 16/03/11 and Beyamorisms

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Happy birthiversary kids. What an occasion. It's like Arbor Day, only the trees are alcohol and fireworks. If you got a minute, check out the Meme Page for a hit of Dtoid straight to the heart.

Given my all-too paltry talent, it's hard to imagine I can give word to the great spirit of our site, but stay with me as I stumble through. This place is about more than games; it's about community. We came here because of the first, but I don't think it's wrong to say that we've stayed together because of the second. Everywhere one might cast their eyes, camaraderie grows like virulent weeds. Seeds planted in this HTML garden spread out across the whole of the world, sprawling across everything from the communal roots of Friday Night Fights to the leafs of a certain journal. It's a sight fit to rival the grandest dreams.

There's too many thanks I can give, too much praise I can offer, simply too much glory I could throw at your feet, so let me keep this brief. I didn't choose my possessive adjective lightly up above – this is our site, born of Niero, but raised by the passion, humor and love of each and every one of you. Oh, and of course, also cocks.

Anyway, all the birthday blogs get topsauce because I'm feeling jaunty. Deal with it.



* – 321God JohnnyViral spins the legend of his time at Destructoid and all the folks he's met.

* - Om Nom snags some pictures of Destructoid's birthday suits through the ages.

* - Gareth has felt some warmth for the community and a couple of games over the last year.

* - The Momerator. Description: defied.

* - Dixon's kid is almost as cute as he is. Happy birthdays abound.

* - Ah, what the heck. It's brief, but there. Topsauce for FatPursely and his other stuff.



M - Knutaf? Lock's Quest? You got chocolate in my peanut butter!

P - Nostaljourney covers Jet Grind Radio. Ladies everywhere swoon over the collective cast.



C - A reminder – Meteorscrap is running a contest that ends on the 26th. Do it you jackanapes, swag is on the table!



E - jfisco316 got a kick out of PAX.

E - Gaming in Public also hit up PAX.

E - Son of BaconsSandwhich goes gallivanting with Krow off to PAX.



R - Spoilers. Bulba didn't hate Pokemon Black.

T - For jc83, it's time to wear tinfoil hats and chew bubblegum.

V - Alexei Nikov shakes that groove thang.

N - Aiayla takes a moment to reflect on the camera's moments of reflection in APB. Also, there are pictures.

T - mratomix is looking for more than a pretty face.

R - personz gives Homefront the thumbs-sideways.



M - I don't really know how to describe the music AlphaDeus makes, but if I had to try, I'd say it's like if those EGBDF notes were Power Rangers.



R - Our boy Epic updates his gamertag, and then us, about that.

L - Meteorscrap turns to a life of crime, but keeps it close to home.



No fail? Yeah gang, way to kick this year off right!




- Bey


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