(i’m going to be posting about this so much this week. i’m both sorry for possibly over-promoting and also not sorry because i’m really excited!!!)
some of you are obviously already familiar with videogum and gabe delahaye. you guys can skip this if you want. this is mostly for people who aren’t familiar with either. bye! see you guys soon!
for those of you NOT familiar with videogum and gabe, it’s a syper funny pop culture blog, written by gabe. videogum is one of the most consistently funny things on the internet and that’s entirely because of gabe. i know it’s not very cool to be a huge fan, but i’m just a huge, unrepentant fan of gabe’s writing. he’s just really, really great at what he does. one of the most remarkable things about him, and about videogum, is the insanely tight-knit community that has formed around them. again, i attribute that to gabe and his ability to create a sense of exclusive inclusivity, where everyone is welcome to join this smart, funny community of inside-jokers. everyone wants to be part of the group, and everyone can, because the commenters are also, almost without exception, really, really nice. it’s pretty special.
so, perhaps you can imagine my surprise and fangirl barfy-excitement when gabe emailed me and asked ME, of all people, to be the guest blogger for a whole day, while he’s out of town. A WHOLE DAY. ME. what? why? how? who? me? why?
this might not be the biggest deal to some people but it kind of is to me, and i am probably OVERLY concerned about doing a great job and not being a disappointment. partly because i want to impress the other monsters, and partly because i don’t want to make gabe regret asking me, i’m spazzing out a teensy weensy little bit. i’m sure some laid-back dudebros were chosen and were like, “sure. whatever.” i am not that dudebro. i’m super excited to have been asked and taking my responsibilities VERY seriously. i don’t write until friday but i’m already getting started, drafting and practicing and stuff!
so, please come read the site on my day. you don’t have to comment if you don’t want to, but you totally can. it would just mean a lot to me if my non-videogum friends and family were sharing this success with me.
also, definitely check in during the week and read the other bloggers, too, because they’re all VERY funny. and read lots of the stuff that gabe wrote, too, because he is like a giant laughter tree and we are little joke mushrooms, growing happily in his shadow. (what? i don’t know. i’ll get better by friday, promise.)