First off, I'm not dead, envy me!!!
ahem, all joking aside...
Looking back a little over 5 years ago... I remember how GS became the first online social network I ever joined (Take that, myspace!) and I remember fondly of some of the things I did for the 3 year span of time that I was actually active around here...
I joined several Unions, some which apointed me as officer... I even managed to lead a few unions as well... that didn't really turn out well but atleast I tried to keep the good times going.
I have fond memories of the Off-Topic Battle threads, something so random that it was only prone to generate laughs
I also remember being part of the FEURPG amd the Zelda Allianze RPG for a time... which indirectly helped me in homing my programing skills
I remember all the good times I spent with many a nintendo related forums... eagerly awaiting Brawl alongside an unique group of people who shared the same passion for gaming as I did... and hope this manages to reach their screens so they too take in some of that nostalgia I'm feeling for those days not so long past.
I made dozens of friends... some that I admired from afar, some that I aspired to be like them, and some who stuck by me to this very day in one form or another... I don't plan to name people specificly because either way most of the people I met here on gamespot had something creative and unique to bring to the table,,, from serious topics, to humorous banter... even the trolls we're somehow a delight for me here... though I rarely was afected by trolls... and what the heck, I did my trolling from time to time so I'm to blame for it as well I guess...
I became a part of many story-driven projects within the community which only served to fuel my ambitions as a wanabee storywritter to the point that some of my actual stories bore fruit to interesting and original projects... regardless if they actually took off, we're put on Haitus, or we're inevitally cancelled...
This made me grow in my ideals and made me more open minded to what other's think though I still have my objective side... the gamespot community served as an inspiration to try out new things such as blogging, video Editting, animation, music composition, reviewing movies/games, directing, storywritting, producing, ect.
I owe so much to the gamespot community that I didn't really think that I would be back here in the middle of the night making another blog post about something probably no one would even read
regarldless, I just wanted to share my thooughts on how the GS community has influenced me for the better
I'm gratefull to the community though, Not Gamespot themselves (points to every biased GS review and controversy out there) but without them this wouldn't exist so... meh
And thanks to GabuEx whoose name randomly popped on my youtube account and mae me think of all this mushy stuff I wrote
Aside from the previous part, if anyone wants to keep in contact with me
My outdated E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
My new comun usernames (g+, gmail, yahoo[dead], facebook[unofficial]) : FEWarrior89/Kietsu Sentou/
Also the outdated E-mail above serves as a way to find my personal fb page.
that's it for me for now so good luck and Good night
Neo_Ike signing off
PS: sorry for the mushyness