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Posted by Virago (2486 posts) -

Nearly 4 years ago, I joined Giant Bomb in fear that someone was going to steal my username from comicvine, and today, I'm married to one of the funniest trolls of the interwebs, Rowr. Totally bizarrely, and absolutely unplanned, we were best friends for awhile and then one day it was kinda like "So... You wanna cross the ocean and meet my family?". And it was amazing. A lot of long distance, choppy skype calls, stretched-thin-budgets, but a whole lotta love. I'm sure community-duo and could vouch that over-sea's long distance isn't the easiest way to form a committed relationship, though the feelings are just as strong as if you're there in person.

So now that the big day has come and gone, Rowr's back in Aussieland, and I'm twiddling my thumbs waiting for the visa to go through, hoping this is the last sting of long distance. So just a shout-out to everyone who cheered us on and supported us from your computer screens. It's weird to think that without Giant Bomb, I never would've met the guy I'm married to now, so thank you all for existing!

<3 V

p.s. I'm also curious to know if there are any other GB couples out there?

#1 Posted by Virago (2486 posts) -

Nearly 4 years ago, I joined Giant Bomb in fear that someone was going to steal my username from comicvine, and today, I'm married to one of the funniest trolls of the interwebs, Rowr. Totally bizarrely, and absolutely unplanned, we were best friends for awhile and then one day it was kinda like "So... You wanna cross the ocean and meet my family?". And it was amazing. A lot of long distance, choppy skype calls, stretched-thin-budgets, but a whole lotta love. I'm sure community-duo and could vouch that over-sea's long distance isn't the easiest way to form a committed relationship, though the feelings are just as strong as if you're there in person.

So now that the big day has come and gone, Rowr's back in Aussieland, and I'm twiddling my thumbs waiting for the visa to go through, hoping this is the last sting of long distance. So just a shout-out to everyone who cheered us on and supported us from your computer screens. It's weird to think that without Giant Bomb, I never would've met the guy I'm married to now, so thank you all for existing!

<3 V

p.s. I'm also curious to know if there are any other GB couples out there?

#2 Posted by GoofyGoober (937 posts) -

Happy for you two and good luck with the Visa.

#3 Posted by Robinson (170 posts) -

You still need a visa after being wed? I thought marriage grants citizenship?

#4 Posted by Phatmac (5721 posts) -

Yay!

#5 Posted by falserelic (5326 posts) -

Happy for the both of you.

#6 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

Happy to hear that Giant Bomb lead to something so important for the both of you, I hope you have a very happy future together. And I know there are/have been other GB couples apart from you/Rowr, and Wrighteous/DuskVamp, but I wouldn't want to call anyone out without their permission.

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#7 Posted by Spoonman671 (4558 posts) -

Just remember, you owe us.

#8 Posted by Virago (2486 posts) -

@Robinson: Nup, it's just a small step towards citizenship through spousal sponsoship. There's the paperwork, processing fee, 3 years of permanent residency, and then another evaluation to get citizenship

@Spoonman671: mhmm, big time :)

#9 Posted by Demoskinos (14562 posts) -

@Virago: Well congrats! That's amazing. I hope everything works out for you guys.

#10 Posted by RecSpec (3763 posts) -

Congrats guys!

#11 Posted by ZombiePie (5583 posts) -

To think back to those forlorn Giant Bomb IRC days of old makes the fact that you both are married an even crazier thought.

Anyways best wishes to both of you.

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#12 Posted by Skullo (646 posts) -

CONGRATS!

#13 Posted by DoctorSage (157 posts) -

That's absolutely fantastic, and I wish you both the best of luck. Although I doubt you'll need it; you both have excellent taste in websites.

@Spoonman671 said:

Just remember, you owe us.

I expect my thank you card to arrive promptly.

#14 Posted by XcL (152 posts) -

Congratz

#15 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

You guys are awesome! I'm so happy for you both.

#16 Posted by Robinson (170 posts) -

@Virago: dang, the government sure can be lame sometimes. sounds like excess work for them and you.

Congrats!

#17 Edited by Daveyo520 (6651 posts) -

Congrats you crazy kids.

PS Rowr has a great ass.

#18 Posted by Sparklykiss (1948 posts) -

I just came in to say that the back of that dress is absolutely darling. <3

Also congratulations!

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#19 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4307 posts) -

Congrats yall!

#20 Posted by Skyfire543 (658 posts) -

Congratulations!

#21 Posted by demonknightinuyasha (457 posts) -

Congrats!

#22 Posted by RetroVirus (1457 posts) -

Congrats guys!

#23 Posted by Korolev (1700 posts) -

Congratulations on your wedding!

Have fun and good luck.

#24 Posted by laserbolts (5311 posts) -

Congrats enjoy your lives together.

#25 Posted by kristov_romanov (452 posts) -

That's bloody awesome!

Also, who wants to marry me?

#26 Posted by Virago (2486 posts) -

@ZombiePie: Haha, I know right? Crazy IRC times....

@Sparklykiss: That's so sweet, thank you sparklykiss <3

#27 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3645 posts) -

Yo this is fucking awesome, im drunk and this story is the best shit ive read today.

Congrats yo!

#28 Posted by BoneCollecta (13 posts) -

That's great! Congratulations!

#29 Posted by Apathylad (3066 posts) -

Love, love, love! Nice to see some good news on here!

#30 Posted by Virago (2486 posts) -

@kristov_romanov: I don't know, but I bet you could find your soul mate on GB! It's like e-harmony for nerds :D jk, someone will yell at me for saying that...

@addictedtopinescent: Cheers, mate, I'm glad to be of assistance!

#31 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Congratulations to you both! Have there been odd cultural differences that you didn't expect?

#32 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

congrats on that.

so does any girls from here want to merry?

#33 Edited by pyromagnestir (4242 posts) -

@iam3green said:

congrats on that.

so does any girls from here want to merry?

I'm not a girl, but I'll merry the fuck out of you.

That is awfully high praise of his trollmanship. I've half a mind to seek out his work. The guy was the troll right I got the gender's correct?

edit: oh right. Where are my manners? Congrats!

edit again: Oh right, also:

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#34 Posted by kristov_romanov (452 posts) -

@Virago: Is this place e-disharmony then?

#35 Posted by LordAndrew (14424 posts) -

@Virago said:

@Robinson: Nup, it's just a small step towards citizenship through spousal sponsoship. There's the paperwork, processing fee, 3 years of permanent residency, and then another evaluation to get citizenship

But the sitcoms make it look so easy!

(Congratulations.)

#36 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

@pyromagnestir said:

@iam3green said:

congrats on that.

so does any girls from here want to merry?

I'm not a girl, but I'll merry the fuck out of you.

That is awfully high praise of his trollmanship. I've half a mind to seek out his work. The guy was the troll right I got the gender's correct?

no, sorry must be a girl.

#37 Posted by JJWeatherman (14557 posts) -

Hey, congratz. That's a nice story.

And here I'd come to believe that it's impossible to find someone via the internet who isn't a complete train wreck.

Like this guy:

#38 Posted by Slag (4001 posts) -

Congrats!

#39 Posted by Slab64 (1048 posts) -

When will Steam start offering a wedding registry??

#40 Posted by Jimbo (9772 posts) -

Grats duders! The back of you looked lovely, Virago. Probably the front too idk.

#41 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

That's awesome news, congratulations!

Great photo too

#42 Posted by Draugen (628 posts) -

Aw, shucks. Congrats you two. "Is it true that love can bloom, even on a battlefield?"

Yes is it, Otacon. Yes it is.

#43 Posted by NicksCorner (410 posts) -

Big congratulations, I wish you guys the very best for the future.

#44 Posted by jakob187 (21642 posts) -

Already told you guys on Twitter, but I'll say it again: congratulations. You two are awesome and deserve this happiness. Also, you both look snazzy as fuck in that picture!!! That's an incredible dress!

#45 Posted by HonoredSamurai (106 posts) -

Congratulations! This is Amazing Indeed!

#46 Posted by OleMarthin (315 posts) -

Nice to hear. Congratulations!

#47 Posted by Sweep (8817 posts) -

You're welcome.

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#48 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3743 posts) -

I always knew that and I weren't the first or the last, and that there are a few other GB couples that are less... open about it to strangers on the internet than we are (understandably so), but it's always been comforting to know that we weren't alone, and you two gave us hope that we can actually make it work. Looking into the whole moving countries thing has been dispiriting for us, but we know that if it's real and worth the hassle, we'll make it happen, and you're living proof. It really is an inspiration, and it's crazy how small the world has become because of the internet. It's so weird seeing how seemingly disparate elements work together to introduce you to the person you want to spend the rest of your life with (circumstances of timing, interests, websites) but it's also beautiful, in a way. I know that Dusk has always appreciated the PMs she had with you on the subject, Virago. They've really helped us through the rough patches.

Anyway, one of these days, all of these GB couples will have to get together and have a quadruple date--hopefully that won't cause the universe to implode in on itself.

Congratulations and

#49 Posted by EuanDewar (4757 posts) -

I don't know who that is

#50 Posted by pyromagnestir (4242 posts) -

@Draugen said:

Aw, shucks. Congrats you two. "Is it true that love can bloom, even on a battlefield?"

Yes is it, Otacon. Yes it is.

Otacon should know love is a battlefield.

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