Interviews : 8BitComa Editor-In Chief 

When was the site created?

Back In 2011, I got a hand full of my friends together and started the trolliest gaming blog ever…. Well, maybe not ever. But every now and then we dropped news on Keemstar, YouTube drama and a bunch of other dorky shtaku.

We had our moments and our shoutouts, had our funs and our laughs. I think the problem was that we ended up taking things too seriously at the end.

How Did You All Meet?

We where all veteran trolls at a mobile site called Mocospace, at the time I had slightly moved on from it, but would go back to it just to say hi. Everyone lost their home in that forum a few years after or so, I’m not sure what happened, but I think the forum got closed. if you where their during the times it was an mental institute, you would know exactly who we where. Everyone in the gaming forums new us, we where loved. 

So the previous logo? You do know it’s random AF, right?

Since I was the one who created her as the logo it never seemed random to me, but looking back at the design, an amputee might of been a little much for others to take in at the time, lol. The character was based on two girls I had crushes on in high school.

My freshman year crush wore the same red hoodie each and every day, While my senior year crush had short hair and was as thin as Audrey Hepburn.

My senior year crush ended up being the only reason I would go to class, just being around her would help me a bit with my newly found depression, that is before my house got broken into, then it all went down hill from their.

I think I seen her working at a Gamestop a few years back, we never had really spoken, she was just a friend of a childhood friend, that was in my 5th period history class.

Oh, and the girl in the logo was an amputee, because I had a comic book character I was working on at the time, she was a big part of the universe I was creating, still need to get working on that.

The New Logo, it’s fire baby… what inspired you to come up with it?

A few things inspired it actually. It’s a mix of randomness, first of all their was The sites name that now crosses over with my suicide attempt, my struggle with mental health of course, my favorite 59fifty color schemes and Kendrick Lamars Damn. Logo.

Damn. Logo? 59fifty? wha?

Kendrick Lamars Damn. album is an absolute masterpiece and one of my favorite albums that I had the pleasure of listening to in 2017, but the cover is ridiculous. As in it looks so throwback and underground and simple, that it just works. You can listen to any track on the album, look down at the design on the case and it will express exactly what you’re thinking. Damn.

DAMN.

Sure the cover and font looks like someone went to their local high school and printed it on an iMac G3, but he still managed to make it go hard.

So I took the concept of simplicity and one up’d him by taking out the letters and just going with a punctuation mark. But not just any punctuation mark, but a punctuation mark with meaning, thought and heart. .

…… Then I slapped my head on it. lol.

Damn.

Now, 59 Fifty, That’s just a brand of fitted hats from New Era, the color hex is based off a Fathers Day cap I own that made me fall in love with the heather color scheme on clothing.

What are we watching?

We went really really Gangster with the DIY when 8BitComa Launched. So what your eyes have laid upon is our first ever promo video created by yours truly on MS Paint….. took a while, but It got finished, I’m also a huge fan of the Fable Series, so I couldn’t resist throwing it some love.

Why did 8BC stop releasing content?

My mind and heart were’t in a good a place at the time and the negativity that came along with my mental health didn’t help the outcome. I would tell myself every gaming blog is about the same, we post about the same games, same developers, that in all leads to the same content as everyone elses.

Why read our content, when they can read the AAA sites material.

Why am I worthy of your time?

When we started off we where just goofs, doing what ever we wanted. Those weren’t the questions we planned on asking ourselves.

Regrets?

I don’t regret the time we spent working on the site at all, because we wouldn’t had those fun moments, if we would have never tried.

Any Thoughts of starting a new team?

At the moment it’s Just me, myself an I, but I am thankful to the friends that helped me at the start, but you never know, maybe I’ll pick up a few members along the way.

What will you differently this time around?

  Bring down the eagerness. Roam wasn’t built in a day, your’e trying to build a community and entertain people with content. Not shove the same BS that is tweeted out on the daily. Other than that? Keep goofin.

uuuummmm, I think that’s about it?

alright, you can hop back into my head now

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