• 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.

  • 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!