I'm still learning the art of "Not-Sucking-At-ImageFormatting-Fu, Leave me alone
Sooooo, yeah. It's been a long ass while since I wrote an actual proper C-Blog. This gets me thinking about some of the things that've gone down here in the last four or so years I've been here. It's gotten me thinking about a lot of things; most notably when I first came here and when through a series of events lead to me meeting a some people that I would wholeheartedly consider my best friends.
For those of you that don't know, I registered at Destructoid on the very day that the print version of EGM went under. The reason for this is because 1) I heard a bout it from "Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin' ? and 2) because I figured this place was cool enough that I'd actually want to register and try to be a part of this whole crazy thing. The first time I did the whole "be a part of the community" is when I first tried to get info from the PS3 Friday Night Fights.
I first found out about it from Y0j1mb0 (you know the old samurai that used to hang out here), and he told me that a bunch of Dtoiders got together to play games with each other. I figured "Why the fuck not ?" I was convinced to stay with this lovely place when I had one of the funnest times ever with Killzone 2. It also got me nostalgic for when me and that old man would play each other in the HD version of Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. While it was a few games we played, it was what ultimately inspired me to get back into not just Street Fighter, but fighting games as a whole and I honestly couldn't be happer about that. For that I say this thank you, old Ronin. Where ever you might be. He's probably off walking the earth, delivering sagely advice while kicking ass.
He probably had his back turned, walking into the sunset, Ryu style with this playing.
The other memory was when I did a podcast with some dudes who wound up becoming good friends of mine. Back when the Communicast was a thing (a Destructoid community podcast organized by the lovely Spencer Hayes), I met randombullseye, the dude that made Aaron Linde's BonerQuest into an actual friggin' video game. Also a novel. One day out of the blue, he asked me if he wanted to do a podcast with him and and a third, so I said yes. He then just pulls me in and says that we were recording the first episode. The show was called Bulltoid because we labelled it as "Destructoid's #1 Bullshit Podcast", despite the fact that we were the ONLY podcast.
Naturally, I was bewildered as to what was going on at first, but it went off without a relative hitch. After a few episodes, I eventually started to call them friends in my own mind (Then again, I am kind of nuts) and started talking to one of our listeners who eventually became a part of the show, Benje. We kept doing the show for a few months but eventually stopped due to scheduling conflicts, me getting super busy with school and the mad man behind all of this getting hitched (so basically, real life happened). I still keep in touch wey're some of the best friends I've ever made and from an anti-social shut-in like myself, that's one of the best compliments I can give to someone. These are some of the many memories I have of Destructoid, but these stick out to me the most. So happy birthday, Dtoid. Here's many more, you collection of sexy bastards.