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Sad news for Easy Allies fans:



Bad News: An Announcement from Kyle
First the blunt facts:
I’ll be leaving Easy Allies and Los Angeles at the end of next month
My last solo stream will be Friday, April 17th.
My last group stream will be Tuesday, April 21st.
My last Easy Allies Podcast will be posted on Friday, April 24th for early access and publicly on Sunday, April 26th.

Apologies if that was abrupt, I’ve just read a few of these kinds of posts before and the opening sentences are always excruciating as you’re just waiting to get to the bad news.
And I realize this is bad news in a time of rampant bad news. I have a job that I love working with people I love for a community I love and yet today I’m announcing that, after four years with Easy Allies, it’s time for me to go.
Before anything else I need to make it clear how grateful I am to the Easy Allies community. From March of 2016, when we nervously cobbled Easy Allies together, to today, I feel like a different, calmer, more understanding person. I feel simply better. And, sincerely, not just saying this to be sweet, I owe a great deal of that feeling to this amorphous collection of funny and supportive internet viewers and commenters. I frequently think about the people who have said I’ve improved their day or week or year, and I can only offer my earnest thanks in return and apologize for putting myself first this time.

Our team has known about my exit for a while and have been making plans to cover my absence. The Easy Allies Podcast will of course continue; Jones will nurture it like his very own podcast. Gundam streams will carry on, Damiani will produce Achieve It Yourself, and Don has promised to pick up my slack for future betting specials. No one has volunteered to take over my trash bag duties yet.
As for my own future, I can’t say where I’m going. Not in a fun way where I have a sweet gig lined up that has to stay secret for now, I actually don’t know. Usually people who write these will say “Can’t wait to see what’s next, very excited! I’m very young baby!” but to be honest with you I’m terrified of not knowing what’s next, and that’s sort of the point.
My fear is that your fear is that I’ll just go do what I’m doing now somewhere else. That’s not what I’m looking for. I’m looking for my life’s Main Thing, something that demands my full potential and potentially fully failing at it. Currently I feel like I’m eating french fries every day. I love french fries, I will always eat french fries, but I'm coming to realize I have to eat more than french fries.
This is also to say that I don’t imagine I’ll disappear forever. I want to get my Main Thing established, or at least get on the path to this nebulous Main Thing, and then figure out my french fries from there. I told you I’m streaming a full playthrough of Digimon World and you better believe I’m going to follow through on that. I’m just not going to start up my own Twitch channel next week. Please understand if I’m offline for a while.

If you have questions, concerns, advice, or just want to make sure this isn’t a prank, I’m starting tonight’s stream a half hour early to give us all a chance to talk about everything. ( 8:30pm PT on twitch.tv/easyallies )
Once more I’d like to thank the supporters of Easy Allies. I only have this opportunity because of everything you’ve given us. You might have noticed I’ve stopped using “Love and Respect” as a signoff in Patreon posts. Secretly I just hated seeing it used against us as the stupidest ironic checkmate in comments sections. However, I’d like to indulge in the notion one last time as I feel it’s especially appropriate in this situation.

Love and Respect,
Kyle

Last edited by konnichiwa - on 13 March 2020




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That sucks. I’ve become a big fan of their podcast. Gotta say though I never cared for Kyle all that much. Is he the guy from that E3 Knack meme video?



I hope he finds his 'Main Thing'. I used to listen to their podcasts as a way to catch up on gaming news while I'm doing other things like commuting or working out. Took a break from that, but not sure how entertaining I'll find them now without Bossman.



Weird. Usually people don't just quit without knowing what to do next.



If you demand respect or gratitude for your volunteer work, you're doing volunteering wrong.

Hiku said:

I hope he finds his 'Main Thing'. I used to listen to their podcasts as a way to catch up on gaming news while I'm doing other things like commuting or working out. Took a break from that, but not sure how entertaining I'll find them now without Bossman.

Well I follow gametrailers for a long time, a lot of people went and go but Kyle Bossman is/was one of the funniest allies. His solo streams were fun aswell.  This is devastating for me.  He is also leaving L.A.  I am honestly devastated.






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Well hope he find what he is after.



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LudicrousSpeed said:
That sucks. I’ve become a big fan of their podcast. Gotta say though I never cared for Kyle all that much. Is he the guy from that E3 Knack meme video?

Not sure, but he also hangs around E3 With Geoff in the panels/press conference reactions + Game awards.






That's not good. I think he was a huge force behind much of Easy Allies original content. I like the other guys, but Im not very optimistic about the future of Easy Allies now.

Good luck to him and I hope he finds what hes looking for though.



Guess i won't be listening to EZA content anymore :/