Ryan Davis helped save my life. I found Giant Bomb when I was a Freshman in high school. I, much like many high schoolers, was a depressed teenager. Sure I walked into class everyday, put a big fake smile on and acted like everything was ok but deep down, I just wanted to die. Right when I was at my lowest low, I was actually contemplating suicide, I found the Giant Bomb and it changed my life forever. The Bombcast, the quicklooks, the endurance run, everything on the site was so uplifting and funny that it was the first things that actually made me laugh. I was finally able to smile again. And none of that would've happened without Ryan Davis saying, "Hey, let's make a website". I know this wasn't the best written or emotional pieces about this tragedy but I just wanted my voice to be heard. Thank you Ryan Davis, without you I might not be here writing this today.
I was on the verge of death myself due to a botched surgery and infection. Somehow stumbled upon Giant Bomb (wanna say this is around 09) for the first time and watched all the quick looks I could. Him along with the rest of the crew brightened my days when things were lookin bad for me.
I don't post on these boards much, but I still always feel connected to everyone here as part of the community. I've been watching the QLs and and ERs and listening to the podcasts for years. I recently moved from New York and everyone I've ever known to Nashville where I knew only my roommate. Giant Bomb gave me friends when I had none. If I ever felt lonely or depressed about my situation, I would put on a Bombcast or watch TNT. All the Giant Bomb guys feel like friends and I care about all of them even though I've never met any of them. I've been crying pretty steadily all day and I have no better way to end this post. I miss him so much already.
I spent the first semester of my Freshman year of college absolutely miserable. I missed my friends, my family, my home, my bed. The Giant Bombcast was one of the only things that made me feel at ease. I would stay up ridiculously late on Tuesday nights just so I could listen to it while falling asleep because doing anything else felt wrong.
So yeah, I know how you feel.