Look. I know my internship ended three weeks ago, okay? I know that. But I promise, there's a really good reason this post took so long.
I was developing these photos.
Okay, now that I've got that out of the way: my Whiskey Media internship ruled. It was the most fun, exhausting, and productive summer I've ever had. Going in, I was a bit nervous for about a trillion reasons, not the least of which was the fact that I'd never worked a full-time, nine-to-five job in my life. My concerns were unfounded (in this case, at least), because the time flew. Coming into work every day was a treat - I got to share a desk (and an awesome boss) with three really passionate, hilarious co-interns, none of whom I knew when I began but all of whom I was joking around with within hours of arriving.
Like I said in my Day 1 post, the other 'terns went out of their way to make me feel welcome. I had no idea whether or not I'd get along with Ethan's other hires (except Ben, whose username is a Tim and Eric reference, so we were destined to be BFFs), but things turned out beautifully. I've got mad love for all these fellas and I can't wait to see 'em again.
Looking back over my two months on the Best Coast, I feel incredibly proud of what we got done. In case you aren't aware, we churned out quite a bit of content this summer in addition to our typical behind-the-scenes site duties. All of our videos, podcasts and more have been organized for your convenience in this thread by user alistercat. Thanks, alistercat!
Readjusting to school life has been pretty painless - I loved SF, but I also love it here in Asheville. Really, the two cities are remarkably similar: Asheville's kind of just San Francisco, except smaller and with awful public transportation, less to do, and worse food. Okay, I'm mostly kidding, but this last year of college is shaping up to be just a little bit less exciting than working at the greatest place in the world. There is light at the end of the tunnel, though.
Basically: San Francisco is an amazing city, Whiskey Media is an amazing company, and I can't wait to get back to both.
What am I getting at? Ben totally let slip that both of us are coming back in Summer 2012 as Kingterns. Kingterns! Unbelievable! I've never really been clear on what it means to be a Kingtern, exactly, but rest assured that this means there will be, among other things, more Internal Affairs on the way.
As for me, I'm doing everything I can to stay sharp against the doldrums of public university education. For me, right now, that means writin' about anime. You heard right: I'm a guest contributor to Anime Vice now! I've written twoarticles so far (my first-ever written material for a Whiskey site!) chronicling my journey through a show called Bakemonogatari, and it's seriously been a blast. I'm also still tweeting like a motherfucker, so if you've been aching to hear me say a bunch of words about playing Mass Effect 2 twenty months after the rest of the world finished it, that'd be the place to go, I guess.
Lastly, I can't say enough how much I appreciate you guys giving us a chance this year. The response to the podcasts, the Metagame videos and everything else we did was positive far beyond our expectations. You like us! You really like us! For that, we will keep you in our hearts forever.
All right, I've got a undergraduate research class to get ready for and some goddamned anime to watch, so I guess I'll end this here. Thanks to Whiskey for a kickass summer and all of you for being the best damn video game community I even know of. Peace, homies!