Hello Giant Bomb!

Hello world! ScottyGrayskull here. Long time lurker / first time poster, just thought I'd post a failblog to introduce myself. 
  
I'm... well, not young anymore and I live in Vancouver, Canada. I used to live on the other side of the country but decided right before PAX to finally move, so I packed up my car and spent a week driving across the country. Now here I am in Vancouver, trying to meet people and make it work.  
 
... well, I would be if I didn't spend all my time playing the vijyas. ^_^ 
 
Been a gamer for 22 years. At the tender age of 7 I finished piano lessons, and while waiting for my mom to pick me up watched her sons play Super Mario Bros 2, which had just come out. I was blown away and begged my parents to get me an NES, and needless to say I never learned how to play the piano very well. Since then I've flip/flopped between being a console gamer and a PC gamer, attempted to be a collector, and gotten involved in too many online communities. Some of my favourite games of all time include Doom, Team Fortress 2, Terranigma, Mega Man 2 and Donkey Kong 94.  
 
Other than that I've been enjoying exploring Vancouver. I do Taekwon Do and got my black belt over the summer, really hoping I'll find a club soon and can get back into it. 
 
Currently playing Bad Company 2 and really want to play more Monday Night Combat, feel free to add me on 360! You can add me on Steam too, but the only computer I have here can't play much for PC gaming. See you on the site! <3

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Posted by scottygrayskull

Hello world! ScottyGrayskull here. Long time lurker / first time poster, just thought I'd post a failblog to introduce myself. 
  
I'm... well, not young anymore and I live in Vancouver, Canada. I used to live on the other side of the country but decided right before PAX to finally move, so I packed up my car and spent a week driving across the country. Now here I am in Vancouver, trying to meet people and make it work.  
 
... well, I would be if I didn't spend all my time playing the vijyas. ^_^ 
 
Been a gamer for 22 years. At the tender age of 7 I finished piano lessons, and while waiting for my mom to pick me up watched her sons play Super Mario Bros 2, which had just come out. I was blown away and begged my parents to get me an NES, and needless to say I never learned how to play the piano very well. Since then I've flip/flopped between being a console gamer and a PC gamer, attempted to be a collector, and gotten involved in too many online communities. Some of my favourite games of all time include Doom, Team Fortress 2, Terranigma, Mega Man 2 and Donkey Kong 94.  
 
Other than that I've been enjoying exploring Vancouver. I do Taekwon Do and got my black belt over the summer, really hoping I'll find a club soon and can get back into it. 
 
Currently playing Bad Company 2 and really want to play more Monday Night Combat, feel free to add me on 360! You can add me on Steam too, but the only computer I have here can't play much for PC gaming. See you on the site! <3

Posted by countinhallways

Heeeeelllloooooo!!!!!! 
 
Nice to meet you Scotty, I was also once a long-time lurker, now I am simply an infrequent poster.  
What part of Vancouver do you live in? I am from Ireland myself but spent 4 months over there a couple of years back. Fantastic part of the world, I definitely intend on heading back over again once I get my masters finished this time next year. 
 
Also Bad Company 2 is fucking fantastic.

Posted by ThePhantomnaut

Welcome aboard lad!

Posted by zonerover
@scottygrayskull:  Welcome. I assume if you've been a lurker that you don't need any further introductions about how good the Endurance Run is etc....
Posted by JJWeatherman

Oi! G'day mate! Dun be a sticky wicket, ay? 
 
I don't know where I'm going with this. Welcome.

Posted by carlthenimrod

Welcome to GB dude! Mega Man 2 is the greatest Mega Man so I approve of your membership.

Posted by Cwaff

Hurray for Team Fortress 2 lovers! Welcome!

Posted by Gamer_152

Welcome to our glorious website comrade.

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Edited by scottygrayskull

Thanks everyone! Nice to see I already had a spam commenter (which was deleted). The true sign that you've made it into a community! 
 
@zonerover 
Indeed. I watched the entire Deadly Premonition endurance run as I was playing through the game. :)

Posted by CitizenKane

Why hello there!

Posted by buft

welcome

Posted by JJWeatherman
@scottygrayskull said:
" Thanks everyone! Nice to see I already had a spam commenter (which was deleted). The true sign that you've made it into a community!  "
You're a step ahead of me. Maybe I have had a spam commenter and it was just deleted before I noticed. I'll just go with that.  :P
Posted by AhmadMetallic

  

Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG
@scottygrayskull: 
ahhh im from vancouver too!  great knowing that theres a fellow vancouverite on the site
Posted by laserbolts

welcome im a long time lurker new poster myself.  I hope you dont plan on moving to alberta to find work because it seriously sucks here.  -34 last night

Posted by supermike6

Hey, I'm from Vancouver too! That means we are best buddies YAAAY!

Posted by Ragdrazi

Your blog fails at being a failblog, and therefore must be considered a successblog.

Posted by Azteck

Welcome to Giant Bomb! Good luck, have batman!

Posted by ShadowKnight508

Welcome to Giant Bomb, Scotty! I am new here on Giant Bomb as well. n_n

Posted by evildeadron

welcome to the community Scotty, enjoy everything GiantBomb has to offer and consider becoming a subscriber. good luck and have batman
Posted by Jeust

Hey!

Posted by TheHT

Welcome!

Posted by Skullo

Welcome aboard Giant Bomb. It's a lovely place.

Posted by CptChiken

Welcome, welcome, welcome. 
 
I wish you luck in finding the awesome members of the community and avoiding the arse holes.  
I visualise the GB community as a viva pinata: trouble in paradice garden where the cool people are the pinatas (you can pick which one you are) and the arseholes are those, well those cunty little things that destroy everything youve tried so hard to build BASTARDS! but i digress. 
 
Welcome, good luck and dear lord have batman.

Posted by iam3green

hi scotty my name is also scotty or scott what ever you want to call me. 
 
welcome to giantbomb.com a place about video games. so welcome duder.

Posted by scottygrayskull
@Azteck:  Shows how much I've delved into the GB community (mostly stuck with videos and Bombcast), but is "have Batman" the standard greeting?  Or is it because my avatar is from a Batman episode? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Killed_Batman) XD 
 
@evildeadron:   I definitely want to, but given my employment situation I really can not justify spending $50 on that right now. :( As soon as I'm more comfortable with that however I will. :) 
 
@laserbolts: Nah, I passed through Alberta on the way to Vancouver, but to be honest don't really want to settle there. I think I'm just trying to buck the trend of people from Atlantic Canada going to Alberta to make quick money for a few years.
 
Or does it have to do with the fact that my avatar is from a Batman episode (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Killed_Batman)? XD @evildeadron: 
Posted by Tactical_Kill

Welcome duder!!!

Posted by Ineedaname

SUP HOMIES.
 
WELCOME TO THE CLAN YO.
 
SEE YOU IN A BIZZLE ON THE OTHER FORUM FO SHIZZLE.

Edited by Azteck
@scottygrayskull said:

" @Azteck:  Shows how much I've delved into the GB community (mostly stuck with videos and Bombcast), but is "have Batman" the standard greeting?  Or is it because my avatar is from a Batman episode? ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Killed_Batman) XD

 
Or does it have to do with the fact that my avatar is from a Batman episode ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Killed_Batman)? XD

Actually, it's something Brad coined in the bombcast where the three Batmans were created. 
 
 
Posted by Arbie

Hello! Welcome to the community. I liked your intro blog a lot. Shame about not keeping to those piano lessons! Something I've always wanted to do. Hope you settle in Vancouver soon. =]

Posted by Tireyo

Very nice. Enjoy the site!