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6 months as a Destructoid user. My thoughts.


Following the blogging tendencies I adopted around 2015 or so blog sequels are bound to happen more often for two reasons. First, ideas keep reaching my mind and if I don't write them down I may not write them later like I originally wanted to or, forget them altogether. Second, If I have had these comebacks in my life with poetry, teaching, playing and other things, why let writing aside? As a blog sequel this one is, here is the link to my previous thoughts when I just had 3 weeks over here.

3 weeks as a Destructoid User

Now, on to the sequel.


How much time has it been since these dark times began? I don't recall exactly but I joined Destructoid when lockdown was getting on me and I needed something more to do besides playing video games and watching TV shows or movies. Once I did, I posted a blog not really worrying about grammar mistakes or the like, I just wanted to let my mind speak as it hasn't for a long, long time. Some may say I did speak my mind through social media posts or when teaching to my students, but there's something else, something eternal about blogging in English that I absolutely love. It's not like quick Facebook posts I used to share in Spanish that when read years later I scratch my head, it's nothing like it. Over here, and on the other sites I've blogged before, my blogs reside for me to reflect on what my thoughts were back then and how much I have grown not only in my writing but in many other aspects. Plus, now I can share my blogs with those students who want to read them or even, I can use some of my blogs as reading material. These crazy ideas of mine, I've missed them.

Comment section

In a world filled with so many toxic communities, friends and whatnot, Dtoid is what I didn't know I needed. Seriously, no matter the post I read from other users I always feel they only have the best of intentions when sharing them. Memes? Check. Insights? Love them. Going personal? I feel happy for all of your accomplishments no matter what they may be. Relief is what I felt on June 24th when I had no one or somewhere to share my negative HIV results and the positive feedback I got here meant the world to me. Is there a better community out there? I don't know and I don't care, Dtoid arrived in my life at the right time.


My profile

A new profile pic may be on its way, as well as a new banner containing my retro GOTYS thus far. The former I want to do to honor me as I am now a PTSD free person who wants to take his life back and need not to erase past memories of whatever they may have been but get over them and move on. By the time of this writing I changed my hair style to one I stopped using following society or significant others' pieces of advice completely forgetting that such a decision was only up to me. The latter is also to honor those games who have given me teachings and lessons not seen elsewhere and also to let a decade, or two, behind. From The legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time (beaten in 2006) to Persona Q2 New Cinema Labyrinth (beaten in 2019) I will be looking at a banner full of memories per year.

It's funny how these simple plans feel great to me and, in a way, are a boost of strength amidst everything that has happened, is happening and will happen tomorrow.

Thanks for Reading. 

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About Exberone of us since 7:47 PM on 04.07.2020

I guess these would be considered as my stats, so here I go:

I'm Exber, not related to my name by any means. I'm from Venezuela and I'm an English Teacher.

I have been playing video games since I was 4 years old. Goldeneye 007 for the Nintendo 64 is my first gaming memory.

Console gamer for the love of everything retro. I play on PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP, PS Vita, Nintendo 64, GameCube, Wii, 3DS, DS, GBA, Xbox 360, and Wii U.

Resident Evil and Persona share the spot as my favorite gaming series. Following this, here are my favorite games per year along with the runner ups:

2006: The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time

2007: Resident Evil 2

2008: Persona 4
Runner Up: Resident Evil 4

2010: Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater
Runner Up: Final Fantasy XII

2011: Radiant Historia
Runner Up: Okami

2012: Klonoa Door to Phantomile
Runner Up: Tomb Raider Anniversary

2013: Fatal Frame 3 The Tormented
Runner Up: Silent Hill 4

2014: Onimusha Dawn of Dreams
Runner Up: Resident Evil Zero

2015: The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword
Runner Up: Final Fantasy IV

2016: Final Fantasy IX
Runner Up: A Link Between Worlds

2017: Persona 5
Runner Up: Brothers A Tale of Two Sons

2018: Skies of Arcadia Legends
Runner Up: Zelda Spirit Tracks

2019: Persona Q2 New Cinema Labyrinth
Runner Up: Ghost Trick

2020: Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker
Runner Up: Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy

2021: Pandora's Tower
Runner Up: Xenoblade Chronicles

2022: Super Paper Mario
Runner Up: Child of Light

I try to learn the most I can with every video game, thus my Retro GOTY winners won a place in me. Best examples are Persona 4 (2008) and Final Fantasy IX (2016).

GameSpot and GameInformer were the sites that granted me the opportunity to blog prior to coming here. Good times.

I'm currently 29 years old. Come May 10th and I'll level up.

Favorite color: green.

Favorite number: 4.

Favorite video game genre: Survival Horror. RPGs come second.

Favorite movie: 13 going on 30.

Favorite TV Show: Mr. Robot

Favorite game of all time: Persona 4.