I’m surprised, flattered, and a little bit weirded out by the overwhelmingly positive responses I’ve received in the wake of achieving the professional equivalent of dinging L. 60. Of the several hundred tweets and blog comments and forum posts I’ve read, only a tiny handful have been trollish or even negative. Even freaking GAF barely had anything bad to say, and those guys are supposed to hate my guts. It makes me vaguely wonder if something has gone terribly wrong with the universe.
Seriously, though, the tidal wave of good vibes is more than a little humbling, and also makes me mindful of the potential for failure and blowback. The Internet clearly expects good things from 1UP now, and the Internet doesn’t deal well with being disappointed.
To my closest friends: Please prep your tearful, mascara-streaked “Leave Jeremy alone!” videos now, just in case.