• DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Will the community behave if GB gets called out again?. on the Off-Topic board

    @sasnake: Thankfully, people can be diverse AND talented. It's not an either/or.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Will the community behave if GB gets called out again?. on the Off-Topic board

    Okay guys, here's an uncomfortable truth: as great as Giant Bomb is, and and as interesting and insightful as its personalities are, the makeup of the crew is simply not representative of gaming demog...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message on the post Danswers 05: Samantha Kalman.

    @venekor said:Is this the Transgender developer? If so I hope this episode goes through her personal upbringing, interested to know how someone is born one gender but changes to the other. I don't un...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Do you like Danswers?. on the General Discussion board

    I generally enjoy Danswers but the Samantha episode was hands down one of the best things ever uploaded to this site. I don't think I'd listened to anything so moving on Giant Bomb since the "wake" ep...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message on the post Danswers 05: Samantha Kalman.

    @bisonhero said:I'm glad Dan didn't apply his "Why do crabs walk all funny? JUST WALK NORMAL, CRABS!" logic to people within the queer community. For all his brashness--some of which is genuine, some...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message on the post Danswers 05: Samantha Kalman.

    @alistercat said:@davidmerrick: Also non-op is a perfectly legitimate option. I stopped associating genital surgery with trans a long time ago. Then genitals all together.VERY true, should have clari...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message on the post Danswers 05: Samantha Kalman.

    Samantha's story about opening up to her parents was so incredibly sweet. I was audibly "aww"-ing listening to it. And kudos to @danryckert for being so sensitive and inquisitive about the subject.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message on the post Unprofessional Fridays: 03/20/2015.

    When Brad's old review starts playing, Dan spends at least a couple minutes looking at him in a combination of bewilderment and awe.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message on the post Metal Gear Scanlon 3: Part 04.

    "Maybe don't be a bad guy if you don't want to get stabbed in the penis."Ha, oh man, this is like watching Drew's gradual transformation into a psychopath.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Jazz music recommendations, please!. on the Off-Topic board

    Frank Zappa did three nicely off-kilter jazz/jazz fusion albums: Hot Rats, Waka/Jawaka and The Grand Wazoo. Wazoo is far and away the best. It features Zappa's excellent guitar work, George Duke's im...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Shoemaker's best stories. on the General Discussion board

    This is so dark and I love it.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message on the post Teach Me Monster Hunter, Jason.

    I should not be as excited about this as I am.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic One and a half years of actual, real magic.. on the Off-Topic board

    I'm looking over your pictures again and I'm stunned by how much hormones can change one's appearance. Of course, styyyyyyle is also a factor, but now you certainly appear to be the purdy lady you ar...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic One and a half years of actual, real magic.. on the Off-Topic board

    I'm rooting for you, Lina!

  • DavidMerrick posted a message on the post Here's Video of Harmonix's Amplitude in Action, Including its New Team Play Mode.

    Ahhhh, yes. The House that Drake Built.(He may not be with Harmonix anymore, but let us never forget how Drake bent over backward getting the game funded.)

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic What is the best UPF?. on the General Discussion board

    Oh my God, yes to Lego Island. Had one of my favourite Jeff lines:"I'M DYING. ALRIGHT, GOOD LUCK."As well:

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Its finally Happening! Giant Bomb Movie Commentary (?). on the Bomb Squad board

    Drew had two amazing moments in this:Having Adrian quote Mac from Predator to Apollo.His whole "I'm not a gay man, but..." segment.He is this site's secret weapon.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message on the post Quick Look: Hand of Fate.

    Wow, it's gotten to the point where I can accurately guess which Quick Looks Vinny and Alex do without even checking to see who uploaded them."Yupp, this looks like something they'd make fun of."

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic This game didn't age well. on the Medal of Honor: Frontline board

    I had Frontline for the GameCube, probably the first war game I ever played. I remember being super psyched for it because Omaha Beach and Saving Private Ryan and all that, but that sense of scale wa...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Should I play Ocarina of Time before Majora's Mask?. on the The Legend of Zelda board

    Speaking as someone who considers Majora's Mask his favourite Zelda game, you can only truly appreciate it if you've played Ocarina prior to it. MM, in its reuse of assets, music, and weird game desig...