This isn’t ‘goodbye,’ it’s ‘smell ya later’

I am returning to the ghost realm oooOOOOooOOOoo

Hey folks, I’ll keep this brief. I’m sorry to say, effective immediately, my role as video handeyman here at Destructoid is coming to an end. It may not come as a huge surprise, as I’ve kind of faded into the background this year. A large part of that has been my efforts behind the scenes to guide and caress our new video SweetBoyz, Jed and Mike, into their roles here, and catching up our Old Uncle SugarBear, Jonathan Holmes, on what’s hip with the YouTube scene these days. 

I’d be lying if I said I haven’t also been dragging my ass a little. Over the past couple of months, I’ve been coming to terms with a pretty simple truth: I am not a news man. I’ve spent my entire career in and around games press trying to avoid doing any press work at all. I just want to make funny, stupid, entertaining things; and videogames is a realm in which I am extremely comfortable. The recent turmoil in gaming shook something loose in my brain, and I realized I don’t have to be glued to games to make what I’m really passionate about: comedy.

I want to make it explicitly clear, since basement teens like to wildly speculate; I’m absolutely leaving on good terms. I’ve just reached a new stage in my life. I have a lot of love for Destructoid. It’s the first community I’ve ever been a part of. The first family I’ve had that I’ve actually liked. I’ll never be too far away, and chances are, you’ll see me here again at some point. 

For now, I’m working as a freelance video producer. Currently, I’m spending most of my time editing video for Max Scoville’s podcast The Comedy Button. Who knows what I’ll be doing in the future, but you can bet it will be stupid and 12 people will think it’s funny. I want to thank everyone reading this, and everyone who’s watched my dumb videos. There are too many people I want to specifically thank without making this horrendously long, but you know who you are.

So long, and thanks for all the goofs.

Bill Zoeker