• DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Akira VS Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Anime Adaptations). on the Off-Topic board

    Movie Akira is one of the most visually fluid animated films I've had the pleasure of watching, though its plot is confusing as all hell. Nausicaa used to be a contender for my favourite Miyazaki film...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic What happened to Clayface? [Potential Spoilers]. on the Batman: Arkham City board

    Like Killer Croc, Mr. Freeze and the other villains who don't appear in Arkham Knight, I figure they either chose not to participate or wisely got the hell out of Dodge.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Austin Walker Appreciation Thread. on the General Discussion board

    I wish I knew how to make GIFs, because this could be way better, but Austin and Jeff's shared incredulous glance during the "Mechanical Apartheid" bit of the Deus Ex presentation was amazing.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message on the post Unprofessional Fridays: 06/05/2015.

    That is an adorable baby. I was aww-ing through the whole thing.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Highly Opinionated Video Game News Coverage?. on the General Discussion board

    Man if this is the reaction to Austin waxing about post-apocalyptic fiction, I dread how people are going to respond when he brings up racial issues in games and other things that actually matter.Good...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message on the post Say Hello to Austin Walker, Giant Bomb's New News Editor.

    It seems Brad now has fierce competition for Giant Bomb's most adorable staff member.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Let's all welcome Austin Walker =D. on the General Discussion board

    Also here's an essay he wrote on abuse in Gone Home. It's super good and now I'm going back through all of his stuff.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Which GB staffer has the best Twitter game?. on the General Discussion board

    After seeing this, I feel safe saying that Alex has the best Twitter game of all.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Cara Ellison is taking a break from games writing. on the Cara Ellison board

    Honestly, this is so, so sad. Years ago, Chuck Klosterman suggested part of the reasons games weren't considered art was because few if any critics approached them as such. I thought deeper critique ...

  • DavidMerrick posted a message in the forum topic Which GB staffer has the best Twitter game?. on the General Discussion board

    Alex. He harnesses sadness and despair in a paradoxically hilarious way.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message on the post Danswers 06: Fitness with Danielle.

    I make no bones about this: Danielle is one of the coolest people on the Internet and I'm so pumped to hear her on this show.

  • DavidMerrick posted a message on the post The No-Go Show: March 2015.

    "I took seven pages of notes." Bless you, Drew.

  • 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.