Posted by Babylonian (837 posts) -

Look. I know my internship ended three weeks ago, okay? I know that. But I promise, there's a really good reason this post took so long.

I was developing these photos.

Okay, now that I've got that out of the way: my Whiskey Media internship ruled. It was the most fun, exhausting, and productive summer I've ever had. Going in, I was a bit nervous for about a trillion reasons, not the least of which was the fact that I'd never worked a full-time, nine-to-five job in my life. My concerns were unfounded (in this case, at least), because the time flew. Coming into work every day was a treat - I got to share a desk (and an awesome boss) with three really passionate, hilarious co-interns, none of whom I knew when I began but all of whom I was joking around with within hours of arriving.

Like I said in my Day 1 post, the other 'terns went out of their way to make me feel welcome. I had no idea whether or not I'd get along with Ethan's other hires (except Ben, whose username is a Tim and Eric reference, so we were destined to be BFFs), but things turned out beautifully. I've got mad love for all these fellas and I can't wait to see 'em again.

Looking back over my two months on the Best Coast, I feel incredibly proud of what we got done. In case you aren't aware, we churned out quite a bit of content this summer in addition to our typical behind-the-scenes site duties. All of our videos, podcasts and more have been organized for your convenience in this thread by user alistercat. Thanks, alistercat!

Readjusting to school life has been pretty painless - I loved SF, but I also love it here in Asheville. Really, the two cities are remarkably similar: Asheville's kind of just San Francisco, except smaller and with awful public transportation, less to do, and worse food. Okay, I'm mostly kidding, but this last year of college is shaping up to be just a little bit less exciting than working at the greatest place in the world. There is light at the end of the tunnel, though.

Basically: San Francisco is an amazing city, Whiskey Media is an amazing company, and I can't wait to get back to both.

What am I getting at? Ben totally let slip that both of us are coming back in Summer 2012 as Kingterns. Kingterns! Unbelievable! I've never really been clear on what it means to be a Kingtern, exactly, but rest assured that this means there will be, among other things, more Internal Affairs on the way.

As for me, I'm doing everything I can to stay sharp against the doldrums of public university education. For me, right now, that means writin' about anime. You heard right: I'm a guest contributor to Anime Vice now! I've written two articles so far (my first-ever written material for a Whiskey site!) chronicling my journey through a show called Bakemonogatari, and it's seriously been a blast. I'm also still tweeting like a motherfucker, so if you've been aching to hear me say a bunch of words about playing Mass Effect 2 twenty months after the rest of the world finished it, that'd be the place to go, I guess.

Lastly, I can't say enough how much I appreciate you guys giving us a chance this year. The response to the podcasts, the Metagame videos and everything else we did was positive far beyond our expectations. You like us! You really like us! For that, we will keep you in our hearts forever.

All right, I've got a undergraduate research class to get ready for and some goddamned anime to watch, so I guess I'll end this here. Thanks to Whiskey for a kickass summer and all of you for being the best damn video game community I even know of. Peace, homies!

#1 Posted by Babylonian (837 posts) -

Look. I know my internship ended three weeks ago, okay? I know that. But I promise, there's a really good reason this post took so long.

I was developing these photos.

Okay, now that I've got that out of the way: my Whiskey Media internship ruled. It was the most fun, exhausting, and productive summer I've ever had. Going in, I was a bit nervous for about a trillion reasons, not the least of which was the fact that I'd never worked a full-time, nine-to-five job in my life. My concerns were unfounded (in this case, at least), because the time flew. Coming into work every day was a treat - I got to share a desk (and an awesome boss) with three really passionate, hilarious co-interns, none of whom I knew when I began but all of whom I was joking around with within hours of arriving.

Like I said in my Day 1 post, the other 'terns went out of their way to make me feel welcome. I had no idea whether or not I'd get along with Ethan's other hires (except Ben, whose username is a Tim and Eric reference, so we were destined to be BFFs), but things turned out beautifully. I've got mad love for all these fellas and I can't wait to see 'em again.

Looking back over my two months on the Best Coast, I feel incredibly proud of what we got done. In case you aren't aware, we churned out quite a bit of content this summer in addition to our typical behind-the-scenes site duties. All of our videos, podcasts and more have been organized for your convenience in this thread by user alistercat. Thanks, alistercat!

Readjusting to school life has been pretty painless - I loved SF, but I also love it here in Asheville. Really, the two cities are remarkably similar: Asheville's kind of just San Francisco, except smaller and with awful public transportation, less to do, and worse food. Okay, I'm mostly kidding, but this last year of college is shaping up to be just a little bit less exciting than working at the greatest place in the world. There is light at the end of the tunnel, though.

Basically: San Francisco is an amazing city, Whiskey Media is an amazing company, and I can't wait to get back to both.

What am I getting at? Ben totally let slip that both of us are coming back in Summer 2012 as Kingterns. Kingterns! Unbelievable! I've never really been clear on what it means to be a Kingtern, exactly, but rest assured that this means there will be, among other things, more Internal Affairs on the way.

As for me, I'm doing everything I can to stay sharp against the doldrums of public university education. For me, right now, that means writin' about anime. You heard right: I'm a guest contributor to Anime Vice now! I've written two articles so far (my first-ever written material for a Whiskey site!) chronicling my journey through a show called Bakemonogatari, and it's seriously been a blast. I'm also still tweeting like a motherfucker, so if you've been aching to hear me say a bunch of words about playing Mass Effect 2 twenty months after the rest of the world finished it, that'd be the place to go, I guess.

Lastly, I can't say enough how much I appreciate you guys giving us a chance this year. The response to the podcasts, the Metagame videos and everything else we did was positive far beyond our expectations. You like us! You really like us! For that, we will keep you in our hearts forever.

All right, I've got a undergraduate research class to get ready for and some goddamned anime to watch, so I guess I'll end this here. Thanks to Whiskey for a kickass summer and all of you for being the best damn video game community I even know of. Peace, homies!

#2 Posted by GlenTennis (3144 posts) -
#4 Posted by Clubvodka (412 posts) -

Can't wait! You were always my favourite, Nick!

#5 Posted by sirdesmond (1234 posts) -

I thought you were great on Bytejacker, starting coming to GB after that went on hiatus, and was pumped to see that you were here! It'll be great to have you guys back and to get more Internal Affairs in the future since it was absolutely hysterical every time. Let's just hope we can keep the Ben, Nick, Kessler, and Steve lineup, but really, I'll happily take whatever we can get. Also, I like that this post is "related to" Anime Freak FX Vol. 4.

@GlenTennis: This pleases me.

#6 Posted by Turambar (6677 posts) -

There can't be two kingterns, one of you guys are gonna have to be the queentern.  I say you rock paper scissor for it.

#7 Edited by Vexxan (4616 posts) -

There can only be one kingtern, only one who can bend the others to his will.

And he does not share...poweeer!

Love that you guys are coming back, now we just gotta wait for Summer 2012.

#8 Posted by Pop (2609 posts) -

Oh so that's where Ben's username comes from, I was sort of wondering about that. I really like the pics they're awesome!

#9 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10538 posts) -

Great!

#10 Posted by evilmax17 (55 posts) -

Really happy to hear the news. You guys all made a great team.

#11 Edited by Animasta (14650 posts) -

@Turambar said:

There can't be two kingterns, one of you guys are gonna have to be the queentern. I say you rock paper scissor for it.

princetern, maybe.

also when you get back you better do more romancecast

#12 Posted by mrfluke (5101 posts) -

@GlenTennis: you win, best post of the day XD

#13 Posted by A_Dog (743 posts) -

Anime's for....

Sorry.

#14 Posted by rmanthorp (3884 posts) -

@GlenTennis said:

KING-FUCKING-TERN

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#15 Posted by chogi (554 posts) -

I liked you. But then I found out you were a jerk.

#16 Posted by cooljammer00 (1561 posts) -

So fucking jelly.

Anyway, those photos make the WM office seem danker than I bet they really are. Also those cool exposure tricks, on purpose or a mistake?

#17 Edited by CornBREDX (4836 posts) -

So you know.... you said you're coming back in Summer 2011.

Now I aint a wizard, but this suggests you have discovered time travel and all along you were interning from the future. I KNEW IT!

But... shhh don't tell anybody =P

#18 Posted by Babylonian (837 posts) -

@chogi said:

I liked you. But then I found out you were a jerk.

Anime is for jokes!

@CornBREDX said:

So you know.... you said your coming back in Summer 2011.

Now I aint a wizard, but this suggests you have discovered time travel and all along you were interning from the future. I KNEW IT!

But... shhh don't tell anybody =P

Good catch! I just fixed it.

@cooljammer00 said:

So fucking jelly.

Anyway, those photos make the WM office seem danker than I bet they really are. Also those cool exposure tricks, on purpose or a mistake?

It's a cool exposure trick! What you do is take a disposable camera, take a picture, don't wind it, prime the flash, then slam the camera really hard into your hand or a wall or something. The flash will go off a second time and the shutter will open just long enough for a second exposure. It's fun!

#19 Posted by FinalDasa (1502 posts) -

How did you manage the travel and living arrangements going from North Carolina to San Fran? I've always thought about the Whiskey Media internship but living on the East Coast makes it seem impossible.

Also, congrats on the Kingternship!

#20 Posted by cooljammer00 (1561 posts) -

@FinalDasa said:

How did you manage the travel and living arrangements going from North Carolina to San Fran? I've always thought about the Whiskey Media internship but living on the East Coast makes it seem impossible.

Also, congrats on the Kingternship!

Pfft, after all these interns are coming back next year, there isn't gonna be space for anyone new.

#21 Posted by damswedon (3175 posts) -
#22 Posted by DEFE (231 posts) -

Good to hear you're coming back next summer, Nick. Until then, I hope your travels in college see you well.

#23 Posted by Video_Game_King (36071 posts) -

Kingtern? Maybe I should jump on down to Earth and try this shit out.

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#24 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

Looking forward to the Kingterns next year. You guys were great. I'll go outside now and yell "hello" from Hickory, maybe you'll hear me in Asheville.

#25 Posted by PatVB (328 posts) -

Yay, I'm glad to hear that you and Ben are coming back!

#26 Posted by ThePickle (4155 posts) -

Ben is the only intern deserving of the Kingtern title. He's actually funnier than some people on the staff.

#27 Edited by Rudeboy217 (1766 posts) -

Those double exposure with Big Ben and Kessler is great.

#28 Posted by 1p (760 posts) -

I don't like you!

OK, i like you. But only if Romancecast 2012 is going to be a thing. Otherwise i really don't like you.

#29 Posted by Tebbit (4449 posts) -

I'd better start working on that Internal Affairs Season 2 theme. Think Radiohead meets Nikki Minaj.

#30 Posted by onimonkii (2430 posts) -

they need like another step up the intern ladder past kingtern. you guys pumped out quality content like crazy

#31 Posted by Wonloong (353 posts) -

Those pictures looks vintagely awesome! Looks like you had fun as well as gained some experiences.

Good luck in your future endevours, interns!

#32 Posted by JayDee (439 posts) -

you da bess.

#33 Posted by Thor_Molecules (732 posts) -

Those are some nasty looking photos. Looks like you took half of them in some kind of underground basement straight out of silent hill.

Still, very excited for you guys to return. I expect photoshopped images of you guys wearing crowns and capes any day now.

#34 Posted by Undeadpool (4913 posts) -

Dag yo! Congrats on coming back as a Kingtern! Oh and this job has ruined all other jobs for you, so there's that...

#35 Posted by joshth (500 posts) -

Great to hear your'e coming back! You're living the dream! :)

#36 Posted by Sander (409 posts) -

Good to hear but what will Whiskey Media do without you?

#37 Posted by UnsolvedParadox (1862 posts) -

@damswedon said:

Best Reference Ever!