Posted by SirPenguin (43 posts) -

I have no idea how to start this post. None at all. I've written probably 3 or so introductory sentences that I've deleted out of disgust. Curse this prose that flows from my fingers like day old porridge!
 
So! My name is Joshua. I've used SirPenguin as my online handle for a silly number of years now. I'm a senior at college majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Mathematics. It is my eventual goal in life to work in the gaming industry...hopefully as a designer, but of course programming would be loads of fun as well. I also realize these dreams of mine are highly unoriginal and I'll be competing with literally millions of others that have the same dream. What is a game, if not competition?
 
I enjoy writing blogs as a hobby. Mostly I start up a blog for a game I am excited for (Scribblenauts being one example, Super Smash Bros. Brawl another) that get moderately popular among a certain crowd. Then I quit literally days before the release of whatever game it is I'm writing about, never to touch that particular blog again. It's a weird hobby of mine, and, let's face it, it's borderline retarded. So I came up with an idea: keep the weird habit of excitedly blogging about games I'm excited for...but don't host it on my own webspace. Instead host it on an established gaming website where people might appreciate such postings, and where suddenly changing subjects because I am bored will not be looked upon as bad. Instead, it'll probably be the norm.
 
Is GiantBomb such a place? Well...I hope so. At the very least I'm sure we'll enjoy the journey.

#1 Posted by SirPenguin (43 posts) -

I have no idea how to start this post. None at all. I've written probably 3 or so introductory sentences that I've deleted out of disgust. Curse this prose that flows from my fingers like day old porridge!
 
So! My name is Joshua. I've used SirPenguin as my online handle for a silly number of years now. I'm a senior at college majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Mathematics. It is my eventual goal in life to work in the gaming industry...hopefully as a designer, but of course programming would be loads of fun as well. I also realize these dreams of mine are highly unoriginal and I'll be competing with literally millions of others that have the same dream. What is a game, if not competition?
 
I enjoy writing blogs as a hobby. Mostly I start up a blog for a game I am excited for (Scribblenauts being one example, Super Smash Bros. Brawl another) that get moderately popular among a certain crowd. Then I quit literally days before the release of whatever game it is I'm writing about, never to touch that particular blog again. It's a weird hobby of mine, and, let's face it, it's borderline retarded. So I came up with an idea: keep the weird habit of excitedly blogging about games I'm excited for...but don't host it on my own webspace. Instead host it on an established gaming website where people might appreciate such postings, and where suddenly changing subjects because I am bored will not be looked upon as bad. Instead, it'll probably be the norm.
 
Is GiantBomb such a place? Well...I hope so. At the very least I'm sure we'll enjoy the journey.

#2 Posted by Hot_Karl (3309 posts) -

Giant Bomb is such a place. You should see some of the crap I've shelled out in the past month or so (not that I want to stoop to self-promotion or anything). 
 
The more you write, the better you get, and as long as your somewhat coherent, there will be an audience for your quote-unquote "ramblings". Just don't worry about it all that much; it's chill here. Very much so.
 
With that said, welcome!

#3 Posted by Cornman89 (1579 posts) -

Hellooooo~

#4 Posted by ajamafalous (12051 posts) -

There's definitely an audience for such a thing here.
 
Welcome to the site.

#5 Edited by Symphony (1912 posts) -

Welcome to Giant Bomb :) Looking forward to seeing what sorta blogs you write here. Don't mind the borderline-broken editing tools, they grow on your after a while.
 
Edit: I'm retarded, was thinking of a different quote. That one's Full Metal Jacket, isn't it?

#6 Posted by Gamer_152 (14091 posts) -

I hope you enjoy your time blogging on Giant Bomb. Oh and 1 more thing, that's one of the best blog titles I've ever seen.

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#7 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2029 posts) -
@SirPenguin:
I hate you.
 
If you're still here, then you're in.  I'll accept you.  Any internet stranger that can stand that kind of beating is....is...is, well, quite frankly, a man.
#8 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6999 posts) -

Giantbomb is the perfect place for this. Welcome to the site, bro!

#9 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -

You think getting a job in the games industry is hard ? try getting a job in television in the UK ..you literally have to sell your soul and kill your parents to get a job ..

#10 Posted by SirPenguin (43 posts) -
@HaltIamReptar:  Man, that was tough to get through, but after some psychological counseling and a few prescription meds...I think I'm ready to once again tackle the internet.
 
 
To everyone else: thanks for the kind words! Yep, my blog title is based off of the rifleman's creed...though I'm no rifleman or soldier. I just like how it sounds ;)
#11 Posted by Whisperkill (2969 posts) -

Without my blog, I am useless. Without me, my blog is useless! 
 
I fucking love that movie...

#12 Posted by emkeighcameron (1876 posts) -

 Welcome to GB. Your escort will be here shortly.