Messages to Desmond

  • Etika was a inspiration to so many, He made me and many others feel like we belonged in a family of our choice. I miss you man, and to anyone reading this, Have yourself a damn good one.
    Noah Fernandez
    Student
    Noah Fernandez
    Student
  • man i watched your videos since the first channel Etika i found you funny you comedy was amazing you were original you had a great heart warming personality you cheered me up when i was down you made my day 100 times better you introduced me to great music you made me a better person there will be nobody as unique as you you are a blessing to everyone on this earth i respect you deeply i wish you didn't have to go this soon form a joyconboy/god -Bobby
    Bobby
    Universe
    Bobby
    Universe
  • I love you
    Jack
    Jack
  • Stay fresh off the block, Iceman.
    Fabrice
    Mechanic
    Fabrice
    Mechanic
  • I loved watching your videos you did never got to see one of your streams always but never got to loved seeing highlights posted by other fellow youtubers everyone will always remember you as that funny and outgoing guy you really made people happy its unfortunate that you passed away it was sad to hear the news of your passing we will always remember you R.I.P DESMOND AMOFAH aka Etika
    Adan
    JOYCONBOY
    Adan
    JOYCONBOY
  • Shout out to the main man himself. Was playing fire emblem earlier and I just thought. "Damn, I'll never get to see Etika play this for a week, and then never finish it."
    Dominic Mitchell
    JOYCONBOY
    Dominic Mitchell
    JOYCONBOY
  • Long live King Desmond Etika Amofah.
    Peyton R Han-Gibson
    @Siken1P, Fellow JOYCONBOY
    Peyton R Han-Gibson
    @Siken1P, Fellow JOYCONBOY
  • I’ve been watching Etika since the late 2013. I still remember watching his goofy ass getting A copy of XY early. I was intrigued and watched his Showdown videos and was hooked!! This man even if I didn’t know him was like a brother/friend to me. He was my escape out of reality and when I was alone he was always there making me laugh. I’m sad he felt he was alone and let us all down, but he never for one second let me down. I still remember the time he rted a meme of mine and it felt like he acknowledged me and my humour lol. I was so hyped and hyper that day. Whenever he made a post or video I would always watch it if not right away ASAP. He helped me out in more ways you can imagine, in fact I’m prob still alive and a diff person cause of him. I only wish I could have donated to him on his streams or met him to tell him how much he meant to me. Love this man and still do and not a day goes by where I don’t think about him. Probably never will. I wish he would have gotten the help he needed. Sorry again for the fact he thought he let us down. Love you so much bro, thankful that I got to visit the NYC memorial on the bridge. You have a lot of ppl who cared/care about you. Thanks for the laughs through the years.You will live on in your videos. I’ll still will watch your videos cause they never get old to me. Take care of yourself and half your self a damn good one in Heaven. Till we meet
    Nesan
    JOYCONBOY
    Nesan
    JOYCONBOY
  • Etika honesty changed my life. I found him sometime around his Mewtwo reaction like I'm sure a lot of us have. I watched his stuff and quickly got addicted. And once I started watching his streams, it was game over. I was a big fan. He's the reason why I love Smash and Nintendo as much as I do. He introduced me to hype culture, which I'm forever grateful for. Taught me to not hold back excitement when I'm really excited over something (usually Smash). And his streams have helped me through many tough times over the last few years. I wish I could've met Etika in person or even donated just to say "thank you". For all of the memories, the ways he helped me despite him never interacting with me, & just for being himself. I've been a loyal JOYCONBOY before the it even had a name. Since pre-Smash 4 days. And I'm gonna keep wearing the JOYCONBOY name like a badge of honor until the day I'm up there with him, and even past that. Etika had a monumental impact on my life that I will never forget. Etika, if you ever get the chance to read this. Thank you. And I hope you're having some fun up there. We miss you man. Have yourself a damn good one.
    Trevor
    @XBoyMC
    Trevor
    @XBoyMC
  • It still doesn't feel real that you're gone. You were loved and you will truly be missed. I'm sorry things didn't turn out better but know you have left a mark on this world and made people's lives much brighter. You will be remembered.
    Abe
    @Pressabetostart
    Abe
    @Pressabetostart
  • I remember watching your reactions to characters being added in smash 4 i even told my friends about you along the way and i hope you rest easy up there 🙂
    Brandon
    @Brainy824
    Brandon
    @Brainy824
  • I remember waking up to Etika's 'im sorry' video, i just didnt know what to think at the time. We all waited until the 25th when the police posted on twitter, and it was at that moment i knew i was never going to see him go live again. And the tears wouldnt stop the entire day. Rest in peace Etika 🖤✨
    Brandon
    @qwobssb
    Brandon
    @qwobssb
  • Just got another piece of merch. Man, I can not tell you how much Desmond changed my life. He thought me to be confident in myself, to look up in hard situations, and to find things I can care about and get really excited about. Coming from a state of bad depression a few years ago, he really helped me find my emotions again. Losing him has been really hard but, because of him, I feel something because of it, and I'm so forever grateful for that. I'll see you up there when it's time my man. Have yourself a damn good one.
    @NiftOnline
    @NiftOnline
  • Rest in Peace Etika. You will never be forgotten
    Sean
    Joycon Boy
    Sean
    Joycon Boy
  • I love you so much Desmond, not a day goes by where I don't think of you. I regret all the times where I would swipe away a live notification or ignore a tweet you posted. Every little interaction you made is so special to me now. I took you for granted. I always hated seeing you trend on Twitter because it was always negative. I thought, just this time in June it was gonna be a repeat of that. But it was so much worse. You're gone now. I didn't know how much you actually helped me get through the day when you were here. I wish I could tell you. I hope there's an afterlife man. I just would love to have a conversation with you. I wish I could've done anything to help you get through what you were going through. The Reddit had devolved so much that I didn't know anybody there even liked you anymore, so I would just lurk and wait until you posted something. You left us something so great Etika. We have hours and hours of your life that you graciously shared with us. I will do everything in my power to continue your legacy. You don't need to be sorry. I have so much that I wish I could tell you. I wish I could see you react to Sans in Smash. I wish you could continue to live your life. I would have been alright with you just dropping YouTube, but I think you really did love YouTube, maybe even a little too much. I have so many things that I am wishing, but I guess they'll never come true. It's too late. I would've loved to outlive you to be honest. Your death will forever impact me as a human. Sometimes I feel like I have come to terms with you being gone, but then I remember that you took your own life and for some reason that makes it so much worse. Everything I do will be for you Desmond. I am sorry for your entire family, they'll never get to see your smile again, they'll never be lit up by how you instantly took over a room and captured everyone, and while you were funny, I loved you even more as a person, my favorite parts of your streams would be when you were serious. When you would give advice to your viewers, telling them that their life would get better eventually. I do love you Etika, I have never been shaken up this much by a "celebrity" dying, or anyone dying. You were something special, one of a kind. I miss you brother. If I die and find out there's no afterlife, and I won't get to miss you I will be so pissed lol.
    @samroogers
    Student
    @samroogers
    Student
  • Hey, I'm super sorry about Etika. I only got into his videos in 2018. He was such a hilarious person, he was brought into this world to be a entertainer. It's sad that he left so early but the time we had that was legendary and the best time. He was honestly inspiring and I want to entertain people as well. Just like Etika. I was eating breakfast when I learned he died and I cried. I hope you are ok. Stay Strong. He is still with us in our hearts...
    Kael Hendry
    A Fan
    Kael Hendry
    A Fan
  • I miss you Etika, i had a dream where i seen you, i hugged you and teared up, i didn't want to let go, i wish that dream could be reality but nonetheless i will always treasure the memories you gave us with your time on this earth. And have yourself a damn good one wherever you are.
    Coleman Squatrito
    Coleman Squatrito
  • miss you king, no one will ever replace you as the king of nintendo bad boys. Hope I can make some stuff that would make you proud
    Mason
    Mason
  • I miss you
    Rex Jio
    @RexJio
    Rex Jio
    @RexJio
  • Fly high etika. we love you
    Joey
    JOYCON BOY
    Joey
    JOYCON BOY
  • I love you Etika, i miss you always
    Pharrell
    Pharrell
  • i still miss you man, i hope you are slaying out there in heavens
    @clawfingerpl
    @clawfingerpl
  • You won't be replaced. The world hasn't forgotten you. You still inspire people. The Joyconboyz are still here. I'm sure there are some that have become Joyconboyz even after you left us. Your legacy is growing stronger than any negative influence you may have thought you left behind. We all love you Desmond, and we miss you. I can't believe we're going to be going through the holidays without you there streaming and celebrating with us, but we'll be strong. NBN, right? Any other Joyconboyz that read this, take care of yourselves, and have yourself a damn good one.
    Charles
    JOYCONBOY
    Charles
    JOYCONBOY
  • Ive been watching Etika since he had around 20k subs. One time I was on a tangent on YouTube watching YouTuber news channel and found him. I binged his news stuff for a while, then saw his other content. He played games I like, he liked anime, and I thought awesome me and him like the same stuff. So I subscribed to him, and checked his content. His videos on Pokemon, and smash, and his livestreams where the best I've ever watched. His hype nature helped me stop being forcefully stoic or silent in real life, and I learnt to enjoy life without silence, to try to be more outwardly happy. The more I watched him, I felt like I resonated with him. I had no other YouTuber I really enjoyed to that extent, where we both enjoyed the same stuff and would be excited for. I felt alone, I was the clown of school because of trashy rumours for years, and my household was an absolute abusive wreck. I looked up to him like he was an older brother. The times he would talk real shit to try to help his viewers helped me out so much, and the fun times gave me joy. For 7 or so years I have kept up with him as much as possible, and would really be the only YouTuber I'd watch, since I don't have a habit of watching YouTube. He was a part of my childhood, and who I watched at night in my bed when I had no one else. One of my dreams was to one day meet him, and tell him my appreciation. I couldn't donate since I was broke. I wanted to tell him all of this, I wanted to write a heartfelt letter that would reach him one day for what he had brought to me. But that dream is dead now. It's impossible. I won't ever get the chance to let Desmond know my feelings. Because he's gone forever. I don't think I'll ever move on, because he was a massive part of my life, something I can't ever forget. It sucks so much, and I'm still in denial. There was so much for him to enjoy. All I can do now is honor him. I'll improve my life, and be proud of it. I will make sure the community we all made, the JoyConBoyz, will stay alive for years to come, in his honour and remembrance, .
    Ehtesham
    Ehtesham
  • Hey. It's been a while since I've checked the site, and to see it grow like this makes me super happy. I'm sure Etika would be extremely proud of you guys. All in all, I'd like to thank you all for making everything happen. Have a damn good one.
    @FazbearComm
    Nothing.
    @FazbearComm
    Nothing.
  • I love you man 🥰💙💙 even now you're helping me through college
    Princess
    Student
    Princess
    Student
  • I miss you Desmond. I've always wanted to meet you. When I first heard you left your personal belongings I knew what happened. When the police confirmed you jumped off that bridge I could only cry for the next week. Every now and then I just want to talk to you but I never get an easy to read response, I hope you can hear me where ever you are. Love you, hope your having a lit ass time.
    Lucas Ferreria
    @rekirtsstriker
    Lucas Ferreria
    @rekirtsstriker
  • Etika you were the greatest entertainer I have ever seen. I always looked forward to your streams, sorry it had to end this way. I know you’re up there getting lit with Iwata tho. REST IN POWER
    Cesar
    JOYCONBOY
    Cesar
    JOYCONBOY
  • Hi. I'm Ciel. I've been watching Desmond's content since the Mewtwo reaction days. He's had an unimaginable impact on my life, he had helped me through so much stuff that was happening at the time, and I was so distraught when I discovered he had passed. Every time I tuned into his live stream or watched a video, I wasn't doing it for the content. I was doing it for the creator. I couldn't care less if he was playing Xenoblade or Persona 5 or surfing the deep web, I just wanted to see Desmond. He was a very different type of content creator, one that I was able to form a personal connection with, and I just wish I could have met him in real life. Seeing someone on a screen is one thing, but meeting them in real life is another. Now I'll never get that chance, and it really hurts. But, as with everything in life, we can only move forward and improve from here. Thank you for bringing us along on your wild ride Iceman, and please, have yourself a damn good one. Remember, "there are no coincidences."
    Ciel
    Professional JOYCONGIRL. @sks316_
    Ciel
    Professional JOYCONGIRL. @sks316_
  • Been watching your content ever since that beautiful Mewtwo reaction. Your wonderful personality and content helped me get through many tough times, even to this day. I wish I could have got the chance to meet you Des, you're a wonderful soul. It's still very sad to know you're gone, but please know I'll never forget you. Love you man.
    Vel
    @Vel
    Vel
    @Vel
  • It's been really sad that you've been gone from the world. So many new news have been happening that I'm sure you'd enjoy. I never met you but you made everyone feel welcome and were very personal through streams. You're missed. Thank you for all the memories. RIP.
    RICO
    Yes
    RICO
    Yes
  • How I miss you Etika. It's hard typing this because I once too fell down the path of darkness. Throughout this journey I found someone with such bright and happy energy. You were truly one of a kind, always brought happiness to my life. Life had a new meaning and my dreams of success came back. On that horrible day my life crubbled, I was an empty soul because I knew how hard it was to fight those demons. Not gonna lie you made a soulless person cry but I know you would want us to be happy. I just hope I can see you someday, rest up Etika. JOYCONBOYSFOREVER
    Anthony
    Just a Number
    Anthony
    Just a Number
  • Honestly I Cant Put All Of My Feelings Into Words. I Still Miss You Des, I Always Will. It Hurts Thinking About A World Where Hes Still With Us Because I Want To Live In That World. But Here We Are. As Hard As It Is To Say...He's Gone And There Wont Be Anyone Like Him Ever Again. The World Lost A Legend On June 19th/June 25th. I Will Forever Represent The JoyconBoyz. Des I Wont Ever Forget You And I Dont Think Anyone Truly Can. I Wish We Could Have Helped You Before It Was Too Late. But All We Can Do Now Is Look Up And Be Happy That Where Ever You Are We Hope That You Can Finally Be Happy. One Day We'll All Be With You And Iwata Playing Smash. Fly On Etika🦋Have Yourself A Damn Good One🖤✨
    TkWorldNetwork
    TkWorldNetwork
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