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Thank you, from one unicorn to another


When I signed up for Destructoid so many years ago, I was just trying to build a portfolio. My first cblog was a topical reflection on Netflix's price hike I thought I would just integrate myself as casual user and enjoy my time by any normal expectation. I didn't think I'd start to get into the site's sense of humor, get several blogs promoted, become community manager, or have any kind of recognition beyond our old cblog promotion description of earning an Internet beer.

During the Destructoid forums' last hurrah, I earned a badge that is only earned if a general consensus of peers voted that you were a cool enough dude to earn the badge. It was the unicorn badge, with badge artwork from Adult Swim's Robot Unicorn Attack. I was extremely flattered and honored to be considered what may be the Oscar of Destructoid recognition, alongside Mike Martin no less!

My point being, it's never really hit home what I've really done in Destructoid until now. I'm officially staff, but I don't have the time or means to put in the crazy work that dedicated writers like Chris, CJ, or Jordan do. I still try to dedicate my time like a community member, just one who works to help you guys get on the front page with your words and thoughts on the FP in one way or another.

So what have you, the Destructoid community done in your long, history of awesomeness? To name a few, you've helped someone bounce back after home invasion and theft, as well as getting Elsa get a get well gift during a harrowing surgical procedure. I thought after buying a Nintendo Switch and returning it after my wife got upset about spending myself like that, I thought it would just be a funny story. But Mike stepped in and told me he was going to put his neck out for me and ask if people wanted to chip in and get me a new one. And here we are now.

So thank you Destructoid community. What an amazing thing you did and it's not even the first thing you've ever done.

So, just so you know, it is sitting in my apartment now, in plain sight. My wife actually wants to send her own thank you to everyone who helped get this Switch to me. So if you helped make this a reality, go ahead and let me know! I have a feeling she will make cards or something but at least in the future, I'll know who you are. I'd probably move forward from there through Communicord, but for now, thanks again Destructoid community for being awesome!

- Show me your moves

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About Marcel Hoangone of us since 1:23 PM on 07.09.2011

Local contributor responsible for duties such as engagement, power bombs, cblog promotions, community engagement, and memes. I like fighting games, you scrub.

Introduction post

10 things about me

Another goddamn 10 things about Strider

~Front Paged
- Downloadables: Every night is Monday Night Combat!
- eSports: Someone you know is hype
- Relaxation: Secretly training
- I calls dibs on Gaige!
- Let's explore space! My top 10 space games
- Giving thanks: Turning over a New Leaf
- Strider's GOTY 2015

~FAP Approved!
- A discussion about Catherine with my girlfriend
- So I applied for an internship at X-Play...
- Being Social: Cal State Long Beach's Gaming Club
- Persona 4: Ultimate and 4 other fighting games you probably don't know
- A new return to 3rd Strike Online part 1: Picking a main
- Top 6 somewhat natural disasters in gaming
- Villains: For me my dear, it was merely a Tuesday
- Let's talk about Phoenix Wright and Nova in UMvC3
- How I gave my girlfriend Tetris DS and loved every minute of it
- Let's talk about Rocket Raccoon and Frank West in UMvC3
- Xenophilia: The Universal Language of Mecha
- Asura's Wrath might get panned and I'm ok with that
- Acquisition: Solid Snake signed your what?
- A Valentine's Day reflection: two great loves
- Skullgirls and the art of combos
- 6 reasons why you should check out Legend of Korra
- Today, I thought about oversexualization
- Hype: Japan Time
- Objection! The story of an impossible gift for that special someone
- Cultural identity and Sleeping Dogs
- Finn and Flame Princess' big Disney Adventure Picspam
- FTL: Recovered diaries from a derelict spaceship
- Retaliation: Your guide to fighting the Collectors
-Handsome Jack, the father, the hero, the asshole
- Before StriderHoang, there was Marcel Hoang
- Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! You're not all that mathmatical
- Ralph wrecked his way into my heart
- The sixth generation wishlist from five time Pokemon Champion, Marcel
- Strider's big, fat, ride through 2012
- Being the best predator you can be
- The Striderhoang series Dtoid Trading Card Roundup
- Strider's top 10 Kirby powers
- I love grapplers
- The gift of gaming: BIONIC ARM!
- Strider's big, bonkers GOTY 2014 list
- Strider's favorite ninjas

~Friday Night Fight Replays!
- 09/02/11
- 09/09/11
- 09/23/11
- 09/30/11
- 02/07/12
- 02/12/12

~The Write Stuff! Get to writing!
- 06/30 - The Beginning!
- 07/06 - Line breaks
- 07/13 - Tone
- 07/20 - Commas
- 08/06 - Balance
- 09/03 - Crossposting
- Write Stuff of September - Pride

~ The Cblog Fapcast!
- XCOM or bust!
- The show must Smurf on!
- ScottyG is on the line
- Hobo extraordinaire, Manchild
- The sorry game
- Girlfriend caps
- #1ReasonHow
- Holiday Revengeance
- My Hairy, Downstairs Fapcast
- bbreaking nnews
- Strider alone
- Oh the Injustice!
- Glowbear and hate
- Strider likes Animal Crossing
- E3 jinxed it
- The Steamin'ing
- Return of Pony Pals
- Quotation fingers community
- High as a robot with Lemon Buster
- I can't believe it's not Pisstoid with Nanashi
- I'm really [heavy sigh] feeling it

Also, check me out on Bitmob!
Xbox LIVE:StriderHoang
Steam ID:StriderHoang


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