By Rituro - March 30th, 2015
Where do I start with this guy? I could write a whole blog about how amazing he is. I met Rituro at another website a long time ago called Videogamey. It was there that we traded witty repartee and became fast friends – albeit, electronically. When I began my role as Editor-in-Chief of Toronto Thumbs, I needed help – and Rituro was one of the first people that sprung to mind. He was decidedly nervous at first – but man, when he writes, it’s truly amazing. When he started doing video work, I knew that he was destined for greatness. – ed
It feels like there should be more of a fanfare to accompany the gentle goodbye of Toronto Thumbs – wistful reflections on other blogs, poetic tweets, a big gathering of fans for one last gaming session or podcast. It feels like it, at least, to me, since the Thumbs crew have had such a huge hand in helping me develop myself to the point where I want to branch out into a new media career. Truly, without Jorge inviting me to try my hand at writing for an audience back in 2010, I would not be here today1 hawking my mediocre gaming abilities online. But no, it’s just a simple, plain goodbye as the site winds down and Jorge gets a well-deserved rest after his years of faithful service. It feels so…wrong. Maybe we should crowdfund a statue or something? Maybe? What about a fireworks display over the 401? No? All right, fine, we’ll do it low-key. Hmph.
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