Yes, it's my 2 year anniversary for the day I first joined Gamespot! :o Well, it is as I'm currently typing this. Knowing how fast I type my blogs, it'll probably be the day after once this thing is posted. :P
It doesn't feel like it's been that long.
Okay, so I know I said I would make a video for this blog, but I don't have time right now, and I didn't get a chance earlier today since I was out of the house most of the day. So I'll make one for my next blog for the 4 times I got tagged. :P
But right now, I'm just gonna make a blog that kinda sums up my two years here on GS, along with all the unions I've been a part of, and all the good friends I met here. It'll probably end up being pretty long, sorry about that. :P Then we'll see where I go from there. :P
July 31, 2008. I log onto Gamespot like I've been doing for about a year now. I always go here ever since my friend Joseph told me about it. Up until now, I never really thought of making an account on here. But I saw how a lot of people were exchanging friend codes on the Wii Forums, and I suddenly wanted to play Wii games over WiFi with someone. :P But I didn't have many friends added on WiFi, so I made an account to make more friends over WiFi. :P 5 minutes later, koopa_shell was born! :o
So, soon after joining, I found out about unions, which I thought would be the best place for making friends to play over WiFi against. Soon enough, I joined a small union called Wegank and Bob's Epic Gaming Union. I met a few people, but never got to know any of them really well. A few days later, I joined the Conduit Union and the Great Nintendo Gamer Union. Upon joining the second one, I met bak1234567890. He was the first person here on GS who I became good friends with. But I didn't become good friends with him right then. At that time he was just more like an acquaintance.
So after a few months of barely posting in unions where I barely knew anyone, I found a certain post in the Union Recruitment Board. It was a thread made by papermariofan57 asking for charter members for his new Nintendo union. Being the big Nintendo fan that I was, I decided to join. I could tell by Paper's response to my post that he thought I would probably not be very active, since my post count was less than 100 and I was already a part of GS for a few months. But he let me be a charter anyway. And that's when I pretty much started posting regularly, and I pretty much forgot about only joining GS for getting friend codes.
So I think it was later on that night, that the Big Nintendo Nations union was formed. I met a lot of people there who I became very good friends with. Paper, the leader, was a great friend to me then, and is still one of my best friends today. :) He's always a nice person. He seems to never get mad, even when one of us poked fun at his grammar. :P I also met DapieguyofDoom, Frankie123457, Tal-Pal, jak10, FireEmblem_RD, RandomWarrior, and 255Utah, who were all great friends. They acted pretty random too, especially Frankie. :P Super_Fly was a pretty awesome guy, too, and a great designer. Unfortunately, I don't talk to these 5 guys anymore, and Super_fly and Frankie were banned. :(
As the union progressed, a lot of Paper's friends steadily moved into the union. I talked with bak a lot about gaming, especially the Conduit, Metroid, and Sonic. Mightychir was always talking about random stuff that made me laugh. I also met Desulated here. I didn't become good friends with him at first either, but I did later.
About a month after the start of the Nintendo Nations, I received an invitation from bak to join the Zelda Universe Union. As soon as I joined, I met Gregdawg, who I instantly got to know really well. In fact, Greg promoted me to officer the day after I joined, even though I never asked to be one. I also met boardn720 here, who was one of my best friends, and still is a good friend with me. Greg, boardn, and I would have gamenights playing MarioKart or Call of Duty at least twice a week. I also met GreenFire, shyguy, and bbkkristian here, who made the union even better.
As time went by, more people joined the ZUU, including Desulated and Slyfur. The main thing I remember about them are their passionate hate for Navi, and how they pretty much declared war on bak for being a Navi supporter. :lol: Despite me being a Navi supporter as well, I still made good friends with both of them. Des talked a lot about games like C&C, which I really liked back then. And Fur, I don't know, I think I remember she acted kinda random. :P Either way, both of them are still some of my best friends today. One day, I received an invite to the Forum Games Union from Fur. Interested in the small union, filled with what appeared to be a lot of random threads, :P I decided to join.
Upon joining, I met the leader, Marrium1 (later known as Mr_Jenkins), as well as BrunoBRS and Courtney817. Marrium was probably one of the most random users I've met on GS. From what I remember, he always seemed to be arguing with Fur and making fun of Bruno. The assortment of threads in the union finally made sense after meeting him. :P But he's a cool guy nonetheless, and one of my best friends. Bruno seemed like the calm, quiet, laidback guy of the union. And Courtney was probably the friendliest and nicest person I've met on GS. who is another of my best friends here. About a week later, Courtney's boyfriend, Aidan129 joined the union. He was also very friendly, and one of the funniest people I know on here. He also likes talking about himself. :P He's another one of my best friends here.
While I was joining all these new unions and making new friends, I still regularly posted in the Big Nintendo Nations. But by this time, it was starting to go down in activity. After trying many times to bring activity up, Paper just decided to make a new union, called the Guide and Discussion Union, which I was also a charter member of. The union grew quickly. I got to know mario_brawler and smokingsbad. They were both awesome friends, and smokings was insanely funny, but I don't talk to either of them much anymore. But I also got to meet the awesome regent, Cloud765, PolskaKing, silent-hero, Zeldarocks, and Nightmare in the union's early days. (It's getting late, and I can't name all of you that I met in that union, so be sure that you're all awesome!) I also met Munchgun in this union, who is definitely one of my best friends here. He's very funny, friendly, and just a nice guy.
It was around April when I was invited to the Catz Clan union. I can't remember who it was. though, who invited me. Most of my friends from the Forum Games union were part of this union as well, so it wasn't hard to decide whether to join or not. :P The first person I met was twilightlullaby. She was another one of the friendliest and nicest people I met here. I also met Dragon66116 who didn't talk much, but he was a pretty funny guy and a great friend. Later on, RikusGirl joined the union. She reminded me a lot of Fur, it was kinda scary. :P As for the union itself, it was like off-topic chaos. :lol:
Not long since that point, Dragon made an off-topic union called the Magic Cafe Union. There I made another good friend, LittleGreenDog. Besides her, though, everyone else in the union was someone I already knew. There was also a union devoted to Aidan that I joined. I met Red and deception there. Deception posted a lot of random things, but he's a nice guy. Red, he had a dirty mind, (:lol: ) but he was still a cool guy.
Not much happened for the next few months. I didn't join any unions of importance or meet new people. Up until early this year, zeldafreak joined the Guide and Discussion Union, who is a friendly guy and always has funny videos to show people. :P He is one of best friends on here too. SuperfastSonic, Greenfire, deception, mariostar, oceanbacon, and DrAwesome also joined the Catz Clan, and all of them are awesome people. 8) I was also invited by LGD to her new union a few weeks ago, where I met omegagland, a guy who's just cool to talk to.
There are some of you I didn't meet through unions as well. Like nintendoecx, I met him through 255Utah over xat.com. He's an awesome guy and another one of my best friends. And so is BlazikenTails, a friendly and funny person I met through blog comments. And to all of you who I didn't mention, just know that I think that you're all awesome. :D If I had the time to put all of you in this blog, I would.
Okay, so I want to apologize for this blog being so long. I didn't expect for it to be that long. :oops: It took me like 4 hours to type.
If some of you didn't read the whole thing, I honestly don't blame you. :P
Alright, so next blog, I'll do whatever it is I have to do for the tagging game, but in video form! :o
And before closing this blog, I just want to thank all of you for being great friends. :)
...now I'm going to bed.