Here we are. There was no reason to think that Videogum would be around, the way that it has been for the past six years, forever. It is a blog on the Internet, which already puts it in a precarious position, and it is a blog that has done its very best to not be garbage, which removes a few more fingers from its loose grasp. Still, this feels very strange! Not to make this all about me, but what will I do every day now? Not endlessly refresh an RSS feed looking for stories about celebrities falling on their little butts? What kind of a life is that?! Before I go, I want to say thank you Scott Lapatine, Gabe Delahaye, and Lindsay Robertson. They built an incredible site and an incredible community that — I’ve said it before and I will say it forever — I can’t quite believe I was able to be a part of. Scott has always fought for and believed in this site in a way that is so inspiring, and he has been an incredible joy to work for. You guys, the Videogum Community, could have easily rejected my addition to Videogum, but you didn’t. (And those of you who did almost never angrily told me so, which is in itself something to be grateful for, and something that helps demonstrate just how much better this community is than the entire rest of the Internet.) I never worked with Lindsay, of course, but her writing was half of what made me fall in love with Videogum in the first place. And, finally, Gabe: Gabe is a jerk and I hope I never speak to him again. Hahah. Is that a good joke or a bad joke? Well, too late now! Gabe is obviously the best. I’m not sure if any of you have had the opportunity to write a blog alongside one of your favorite writers, but it is very intimidating! But Gabe was always (and still is) kind, thoughtful, and encouraging. I am incredibly lucky to have been able to work with him. This was truly my dream job, which I can only believe that I somehow wished into existence, and then somehow wished myself into obtaining. Videogum was, and is, and forever will be, the greatest blog. It will be sorely missed.
R.I.P. Videogum. You’re in heaven now, blogging about the angels’ trampoline accidents.