Messages to Desmond

  • I really regret missing out on your streams, man. I'm still fucking sad that you're gone. It's so empty without you... FRFX.
    Kinja
    JOYCONBOY
    Kinja
    JOYCONBOY
  • As a review 10/10 every product I have bought is amazing and its in amazing condition. For Desmond- Thank You Desmond Amofah ¨You were the only inspiration I had growing up, because my parents couldn't get along I wish I could have said something to keep you going because you keep me going, anyways thank you Desmond & JOYCONBOYZ4LIFE.¨
    Zane Bradley
    JOYCONBOY
    Zane Bradley
    JOYCONBOY
  • Desmond I miss you everyday, I hope where ever you are your watching over your friends and family.
    Anthony Moctezuma
    High School Student
    Anthony Moctezuma
    High School Student
  • I miss him so much
    Luar
    JOYCONBOY
    Luar
    JOYCONBOY
  • Desmond, as far as I'm aware I was just another one of your fanboy subscribers. Lurking, chatting in your streams, and overall just having a damn good time whenever you went live. I never got to meet you or talk to you but there's not a single passing day that makes me forget you were ever there. I pretty much grew up alongside your streams and I miss you now so much man. Your personality was one that was larger than life. You brought happiness and joy across every single one of your viewers, including me. It has been a pleasure to have caught and been there throughout all the times you went live. I truly hope you are in a better place now Desmond. I came across a beautiful song titled "Vincent" by Don McLean. Its about Vincent Van Gogh and although the same message in the song is not entirely applicable to what happened to you I still wanted to leave this in my message since you were truly one of a kind. "Now I understand What you tried to say to me And how you suffered for your sanity And how you tried to set them free They would not listen, they did not know how Perhaps they'll listen now For they could not love you But still your love was true And when no hope was left in sight On that starry, starry night You took your life, as lovers often do But I could have told you, Vincent This world was never meant for one As beautiful as you."
    Louis Torres
    JOYCONBOY
    Louis Torres
    JOYCONBOY
  • I've been watching your content since 2014, I was 12 at the time. I'm now 18 and I've been watching your videos ever since. Whenever a new game gets announced or a new character came out for Smash, I would always watch your stream as it happens because I love seeing your reaction every time. Smash announcements will never be the same for me because I wish you were here to react to them with me. I loved everything about you, your personality, your humour, your love for Nintendo, everything. I miss you Etika, all us Nintendo fans do. You will always be my favourite streamer. Love all the way from Australia.
    Michael Varnavas
    Forever a Joycon Boy
    Michael Varnavas
    Forever a Joycon Boy
  • I love you etika.
    Ryan
    Guitarist
    Ryan
    Guitarist
  • 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
  • I've watched the same 2b2t stream so many times trying to recapture that same feeling I used to get when you were with us. I miss you so much. I've been watching streams on Twitch recently (broke the rules, I know) and sometimes I think I'll be able to catch you having a blast on stream with all of us. It's a split second thought, but I wish it would last forever. I'll never forget you, I promise.
    Martin
    JOYCONBOY
    Martin
    JOYCONBOY
  • i still miss you man, i hope you are slaying out there in heavens
    @clawfingerpl
    @clawfingerpl
  • I miss you, Etika. We all do.
    Fynx
    @Storm_Jacket
    Fynx
    @Storm_Jacket
  • I miss you bro, you have done so much for me and I rep your name everyday, with your bomber jacket and your logo inked on my skin forever. #JOYCONBOYZFOREVER
    Tony Granio
    JOYCONBOY
    Tony Granio
    JOYCONBOY
  • Hello, i just wanted to remember of Etika. R.I.P Etika, we will miss you. God bless you and all your family. Thanks for all Etika, for your streams and videos. And by the way, Merry Christmas St Niggalas.
    JOYCONBOY
    JOYCONBOY
  • I miss you
    Rex Jio
    @RexJio
    Rex Jio
    @RexJio
  • You were one of my favorite persons, you would always cheer me up when I was feeling sad, anxious or depressed. You were a huge light in my life, I still can’t believe you’re gone man.
    A
    JOYCONBOY
    A
    JOYCONBOY
  • I love you Etika, i miss you always
    Pharrell
    Pharrell
  • 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
  • Been thinking about you a lot. I would do just about anything to go back to simpler times and just be able to watch you stream. Your videos always made me laugh, easily the most genuine YouTuber there ever was. You helped me through a lot of dark times, you still do. I will always label myself as a Joyconboy. You still lead the way. <3
    Dale
    TheeDeputy
    Dale
    TheeDeputy
  • F <3
    John Collen
    JOYCONBOY
    John Collen
    JOYCONBOY
  • Rest in Peace Etika. You will never be forgotten
    Sean
    Joycon Boy
    Sean
    Joycon Boy
  • Fly high etika. we love you
    Joey
    JOYCON BOY
    Joey
    JOYCON BOY
  • 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
  • It still doesn't feel real to me. I still think about it so frequently. Miss ya', Des...
    Adrian Cooper
    JOYCONBOY
    Adrian Cooper
    JOYCONBOY
  • 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’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
  • 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
  • You were the most energetic and full of life person I’ve seen in my life. Your videos and stream highlights still make my day and make me laugh and they will continue to for the rest of my days. You gave me inspiration to make changes to my life I did and didn’t even think about. It’s been a bit but I still think about you and I’ll continue to. Thank you, and rest easy man.
    Braedan Pringle
    JOYCONBOY
    Braedan Pringle
    JOYCONBOY
  • I started watching Desmond's videos a couple of months before he posted his final video. Someday I'll go through the archives and watch his older stuff, but so far I just haven't been ready to do so. I'll see you again brother.
    Stephen Wheeler
    @couchpotatodx
    Stephen Wheeler
    @couchpotatodx
  • 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
  • I love you man 🥰💙💙 even now you're helping me through college
    Princess
    Student
    Princess
    Student
  • wish you were here <3
    Anakin
    JOYCONBOY
    Anakin
    JOYCONBOY
  • I truly looked forward to Etika's streams whenever I could. His streams were rare or had no schedule so it felt a bit more special to catch one. His content grew larger and his editing got even better. He had a unique style and vibe to his videos and streams. He wasn't afraid to speak his mind or be himself. I think that's why I really enjoyed him. He was unpredictable. He wasn't afraid, he just did what he wanted to do. I may had never gotten to know the man himself but from what I've heard, he was as genuine and kind yet goofy as he was in streams. Though still just as much as a human as we are. He had a unique and positive energy that the world could had really used. The world needs more positive people. Rest on Desmond. You're still in our memories just as much as you were before. So truly, thanks and have yourself a damn good one. Peace.
    Micah @TheMisterMW
    United States
    Micah @TheMisterMW
    United States
  • This man help me alot through bad times in the world to even getting ready for high school into college. This is a pure soul that we will all miss. Can't wait to see you one day in heaven my brother. #JOYCONBOYZFOREVER
    Quenton
    JOYCONBOY
    Quenton
    JOYCONBOY
  • My cousin introduced me to Etika back in late 2016, I still remember watching his streams with my cousin at like 2 am, just having the most fun times ever. Etika means a lot to me, I made so many amazing memories watching his streams and videos. Although I didn't know many people who followed Etika, I would still talk about him any time the opportunity arose. I wore the JoyConBoyz shirt I bought when Etika first released them for my school photo that year. I will always remember Etika along with his kindness, generosity, humor, and his overall caring demeanor. Etika really cared about everyone man. I miss him still, although I wasn't the longest fan, the most active fan, etc. I still idolized him. I hope we can keep the mural up as well as this site and I still hold out hope that Etika's channel will be revived, one day.
    James Herrick
    JOYCONBOY
    James Herrick
    JOYCONBOY
  • Bro i look up to you everyday i'm sad you had to go but that's life i hope your enjoying your time up there bro i just spent $120 on your stuff i wouldn't do that if i didn't love you rest easy Desmond 🖤 We will all miss you x
    Wyatt Kibble
    Murp
    Wyatt Kibble
    Murp
  • I'll miss you man. It's pointless to even write this but I fucking love you Etika. Made everything so much more enjoyable in life. I'm only a teen but my mental health is awful but it's been getting better. I've learned so much from watching past vods and your inspirational speeches and clips. I know all this is pointless and cliche but thanks. Have yourself a damn good one
    Wes Khan
    JOYCONBOY
    Wes Khan
    JOYCONBOY
  • You are the best of us, wish we could've done more for you, since you did so much for us, my heart goes out to your family and friends, we'll keep having ourselves a damn good one, for you.
    Jon
    JOYCONBOY
    Jon
    JOYCONBOY
  • Etika forever. 🖤
    Johnathan
    @ Johntendo64
    Johnathan
    @ Johntendo64
  • I love you
    Jack
    Jack
  • I remember you saying how people would just forget and move on if you were to pass on... and I hope we made you proud. Even still so many have not forgotten like myself, and it's heartwarming how so many of your community are still there for each other in these rough times. I will never forget you Etika, Desmond. Now, go show the afterlife what the leader of the JOYCONBOYZ is made of!
    Elias Hernandez
    JOYCONBOY
    Elias Hernandez
    JOYCONBOY
  • Sucks that you're gone man. Makes me depressed thinking about it. I had mad issues back in the day and no one to look up to. I couldn't relate to any of these other YouTubers cause they were all so weird bro, except you. You kept shit real as hell. You were my role model and still are. I love you like a damn kid loves their parent man. I don't know if there's a heaven or not, but I hope all the love that you made all these thousands of people feel somehow reaches you.
    Alizain Bangash
    University Student
    Alizain Bangash
    University Student
  • 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
  • I still can’t believe you gone vro. When i pop off I’m holding so many shows in your memory
    Morse
    JOYCONBOY
    Morse
    JOYCONBOY
  • 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
  • Another day of missing my mans. I love you bro. Every day is a long day but I am inspired to work through it and see every new day because of what I learned from you. I keep living for you, bro. I wear your name on my skin, inked on for life, I will tell your story to anyone who asks. You've been the greatest influence on me for my entire life. Rest easy, have yourself a damn good one, someday I hope I'll see you again.
    Anthony
    @tonysprofile
    Anthony
    @tonysprofile
  • I still miss you Etika. You have always been one of my favourite Youtubers and there was something about your content that always rung with me. You would always make me laugh, get me hyped and sometimes even sad. Above all else, you were just an awesome guy and it sucks as whenever I remember you it is followed by regret. Regret we couldn't save you. It must have been so hard man. I will never forget you and I will still enjoy your content for many years to come. JOYCONBOYZ FOREVER
    Haz
    JOYCONBOY
    Haz
    JOYCONBOY
  • 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
  • we all love you Etika <3
    Damian
    JOYCONBOY
    Damian
    JOYCONBOY
  • I've never been into celebrities or people on social media really, but you were one of those rare exceptions. I found you through your Undertale playthrough, and I loved seeing your reaction to it. You were excited, you were loud, but most importantly, you were genuine. I know my friends say you overreacted on purpose, but I didn't see it that way. I watched your streams whenever I could, and was always entertained. You were energetic, but humble, and you really cared about your fan base. It's rare to see someone so down to Earth despite their following. I remember meeting you once at AX, and it was my absolute highlight of that week. I regret not messaging you when you were going through you weren't doing well. I was hoping if I messaged, maybe it'd show you that you do matter. I know your friends, family, and other fans messaged though, so I figured I'd be a bother to you. In hindsight, I really should've done it. Worst case scenario, it wouldn't be read, but best case scenario, you would've seen the love that even a stranger had for you. My other regret was that I never donated. However, I feel that I made up for it somewhat by buying some pins and stickers. Even though it doesn't go to you, it's for you, it goes to a great cause, and I feel that's the next best thing I could do as your fan. I keep those pins displayed, and plan to put a sticker on my laptop and in my room because I'm still a JOYCONBOY. I'm sorry if this has gotten too sappy, but thank you, for always making me and others laugh, lifting us up when we were bored or needed someone to take our minds off our own problems.
    Derrick
    JOYCONBOY
    Derrick
    JOYCONBOY
  • i miss you bro. wish you hadn't done it. you were such a bright personality and a genuinely good person. you didn't deserve this, and i would go as far as to say we didn't deserve you. the fans treated you like shit and i would like to apologize. i'm sorry i didn't help you. it probably wouldn't have helped but i wish i could have said i tried to help, but i just let it happen, and for that i will always be sorry. rest in peace desmond. i'm gonna miss you for the rest of my life.
    kona
    JOYCONBOY
    kona
    JOYCONBOY
  • I heard about Etika’s loss. I am SO SORRY about this. He was just mentally sick. He chose a very sad tragedy yo come upon his life, and he drowned. Good bye Dude! *sigh* It was so sad about him dying. He determined death. I hope all of his JOYCONBOYZ are okay, safe, and will never commit suicide. Hope everyone’s safe and will have themselves a d**n good one.
    Evan
    @Octarium..370
    Evan
    @Octarium..370
  • 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
  • I really miss Etika and all his positive and energetic vibe. I can't believe it as been 8 months since he has died. I will never forget Etika, thank you for making me and everyone else smile, for making our day and I'm really sorry I couldn't help you the way you helped me. #JOYCONBOYZFOREVER
    @crystalhimawari
    @crystalhimawari
  • Stay fresh off the block, Iceman.
    Fabrice
    Mechanic
    Fabrice
    Mechanic
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Miss you big bro
    Nabel
    JOYCONBOY
    Nabel
    JOYCONBOY
  • Been watching since the smash 3DS days and it was an incredible journey throughout all of these years now that you're gone youtube has felt empty without the energy you brought. R.I.P to the greatest streamer to ever do it, I hope you're at peace and in heaven having yourself a damn good one
    Gabriel
    JOYCONBOY
    Gabriel
    JOYCONBOY
  • I feel awful. Even almost a year after his passing, Nintendo can't do anything without me thinking "Damn, I wish Etika could see this". I didn't watch Etika that often aside from his Smash reactions beforehand; but as they say, you only know how much you love someone when you have to let them go. I remember being recommended a video of Etika getting angry at a fan for saying he was only streaming for the money. It did make me concerned for his well-being, but...everyone seemed okay with it, so it must not be that dire, right? Months would go by and everyone started to notice something was up. While everyone was clowning on him, I just stood in the back, concerned for his well-being. When I heard he went missing...I hoped it was just for publicity. I really did. I didn't think it was, but I hoped and prayed it was. When they finally announced his death...my heart sank. I remember the day that happened. Now, after all this...I really wish he was back. I made a very long tweet thread that day saying my take on the situation. It's my pinned tweet on my Twitter profile and always will be. He said we would forget about him in a few years. I WANT TO PROVE HIM WRONG. I will never forget him. I have big plans for myself, as do many others, and I wanna say, if I ever get big...every June 19th I will do something in his memory. Hell, even if I don't, I will do something every June 19th in his memory. He was a fucking awesome human being, and I won't let the flame die out. Not for as long as I live. Etika's memory will live on, with me, and with those whose lives I may influence. He may not be inspiring the thing I want to do...but with how many others he has, I don't care. We love you, Etika. We always will
    Scott Carammell
    @ScottCarammell
    Scott Carammell
    @ScottCarammell
  • Etika I know this isn’t you but I just wanna let you know that you’re videos got me through tough times and you inspired me and may others. Rest Easy in heaven.
    Giuliano
    Giuliano
  • 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
  • You were wrong brother, we will never forget you, we will always miss you; thank you for everything, sorry we failed you. Rest easy Des, JOYCONBOYZ FOREVER.
    Chris
    JOYCONBOY
    Chris
    JOYCONBOY
  • 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
  • Life's tough man. There hasn't been a day since where I don't think about you. There hasn't been a day I've never been proud to be a JOYCON BOY. You are important to so many people. I know you think you're going to be forgotten but I can assure you that you're more than a trend to us. Rest In Peace Desmond. Have yourself a damn good one.
    Reece
    High School Student
    Reece
    High School Student
  • I'm so glad I lived during the same time as Desmond.
    E
    E
  • 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
  • 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_
  • It's currently December 20th and in 5 days it'll be my first Birthday/Christmas without watching an Etika holiday stream... I miss him everyday. #JOYCONBOYZFOREVER
    Kiorno
    Student
    Kiorno
    Student
  • With how much crazy shit is happening in the world and you not being here to see it, it's really sunk in that you're gone. There's so much shit you should've been here to see and I know you would've continued to be a light for a lot of people especially now. Now that Animal Crossing is out, I think that was the last unreleased game that you ever got excited for and I think now is the right time for me to reflect on the time I followed you. I can't even begin to imagine what high school would've been like without you, my best friend and I loved your videos and would later tune into your streams whenever we could just to see what kind of crazy shit you'd get into. I remember I found you through your Smash 3DS launch stream and when your Mewtwo reaction blew up. That and you playing Awakening which I was really into at the time made me stick around, but I eventually stuck around for you. It's been said a million times over at this point, but you really did have this hype that could never be matched and it was almost as if that energy was representative of the whole fanbase. Not to mention you were just extremely likable and confident in a way I wasn't at the time and how I now aspire to be. I know you said to not be like you in your last moments and that you made plenty of mistakes, but you had and left behind a lot of good which I will hold with me for the rest of my life. Before I start rambling anymore than I already have, I'll leave it at that. Thank you for everything, Desmond. I'll miss you forever.
    Ethan (Jautts)
    Ethan (Jautts)
  • I still can't believe you're not with us anymore. But in alot of ways you are. You have brought so much joy and laughter into my home. One day I heard my son cracking up and I want to see what he was laughing at and I see your big smiling face on my TV. So I stop what I'm doing and start watching your stream and I didn't get up for like 2 hours. From then on I would always stop what I was doing when my son was watching you. Hours would go by evertime. You were a true entertainer. You were such a bright light. I remember watching you and you would be like alright I'm gonna look at this video or read something and you would always get sidetracked/ distracted and I would start yelling at you through the TV like Etika get to it already get to it! LOL. But that's what I also loved about you. You were just always so full of life and always happy and bringing so much joy to others you have no idea how many people you have touched. You have left your mark on so many people. We may not have known you personally but you definitely left a mark on me and my boys. You are thought of so much you will never be forgotten, not from us! I wish you were still here with us. I wish things would have went differently. But I'm no stranger to mental health and it's no joke. I hope your story teaches a lot of people young and old about how important it is to get help. One day I hope to be able to see your face on my TV again. But for right now it's too painful. We love you Etika you will be forever missed ❣️ JOYCONBOYZ4EVER!
    LalaLola
    @lolajeannj
    LalaLola
    @lolajeannj
  • 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
  • Thank you Etika for all the laughs. Wish you were still here . But everything happens for a reason.
    Jordan nieves
    Jordan nieves
  • Ive was watching you for a long time, at first i was 13 and hating on your hairstyle lol. But then I started watching during the “not a news channel days” and started to like you and your wild personality. You were deadass the only streamer i watched (kinda) consistently. We had alot in common, and ill miss your crazy reactions. Ill buy a tanktop, because i knew you wore those alot, and a sticker to put on my Nintendo Switch. I miss you bro and ill never fortget you. Hope we’ll meet one day #JOYCONBOYSFOREVER.
    Akie
    Akie
  • Long live the JoyconKing <3
    Michael
    pentrication, professional Joyconboy
    Michael
    pentrication, professional Joyconboy
  • Thank you for coming to this page, if you've purchased something, thank you for helping as well. If you haven't, thank you for coming regardless. Desmond was a positive light within the world we live in. His streams were somehow as often as twice or thrice per day or as few and far between as once a month. But every single one felt special to be in, because he made it that way. The JOYCONBOYZ will live on forever, and we will always remember: To "have a damn good one". Peace.
    default.
    JOYCONBOY
    default.
    JOYCONBOY
  • Etika, you have no idea how much of an impact you’ve had on my life. I don’t think I would of ever gotten into the Smash community or be as confident as I am now if it weren’t for you. I’m so sorry for what you went through . I hope you’re in a better place now. Thank you.
    @Jakeytrousers
    High School Student
    @Jakeytrousers
    High School Student
  • I miss you man. I really do. It feels like yesterday I saw your video and its heartbreaking. I'm struggling with a lot of hardships myself right now and you've really healped me try and get myself out of a rut. I'm almost unable to watch anymore of your videos because I feel so saddened now. I miss laughing till I was crying to your streams. I miss you Etika. RIP.. #JoyconBoyzForever
    Ethan Johnson
    @hexedrone
    Ethan Johnson
    @hexedrone
  • 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
  • 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
  • Long live King Desmond Etika Amofah.
    Peyton R Han-Gibson
    @Siken1P, Fellow JOYCONBOY
    Peyton R Han-Gibson
    @Siken1P, Fellow 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
  • Rip man
    John
    Rip etika
    John
    Rip etika
  • etika, thank you. you helped me realize that suicide isnt the way. i know it might seem ironic, but seeing how it affected other people made me realize it isnt the way. ive been staying strong even if its not easy. i wish you good will wherever you are. joyconboyz for life.
    matt
    joyconboy
    matt
    joyconboy
  • I miss you I can still feel like you’re here, like I could catch a stream of yours any day cuz that’s what would always cheer me up. Love you man it really sucks you’re not here anymore but it doesn’t mean you’ve gone completely, you’re still in heaven with our lord (probably playing smash 4 or 5 or something and getting your ass beaten lol) and in our hearts and memories. I love you 3000, I miss you lots, have yourself a damn good one in heaven my guy, lotsalove, thanks ❤️
    Emilio Flores
    Epic Joyconboy Warrior
    Emilio Flores
    Epic Joyconboy Warrior
  • You’re the best and I miss you a lot. I’m still here today because of your words, I owe you my life. I got your logo tattooed on me so I’ll never forget and I can tell your story whenever I show it.
    Tony
    @tonysprofile
    Tony
    @tonysprofile
  • desmond, we all miss yo ass mane. it’s going to be a year soon since you left this world. i grew up watching this man on youtube and he was my favorite. always cheered my ass up in ah way no other person could. you was filled w so much energy and spread positivity. i miss hearing your ass scream at the top of your lungs to watching these trailers. i miss the livestreams and watching you watch these meme videos and surfing the dark web 🤣 it really be a confusing world at times and you knew it. you always cared for everyone else and shy away from loving yourself. mental illness is real and it shouldn’t be taken lightly in any regard. etika was a gem bruh, there’s never gonna be another person that will bring so many people together. we wasn’t fans, we was family. joyconboyz for fucking life bruh. always gonna remember how much you meant to me. bout to shed a tear man, it’s bitch nigga time :
    chief
    @commander.cisco
    chief
    @commander.cisco
  • 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
  • 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
  • watched him since 2013, grew up with his content. desmond shaped who i am, and i hope i can make him proud with what i do. JOYCONBOYZ FOREVER 🖤
    @octoramen
    JOYCONGOD
    @octoramen
    JOYCONGOD
  • 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
  • I'm watching his old streams right now. I'd like to still believe he's with us, and no I'm not religious. The joyconboyz, the etika world network will not be forgotten. As long as I live I'll remember this man, he incuraged me and he is what I wanted to become. Though if parallel time lines exist, I'm happy he's alive in one of them. Rest in piece, Desmond Amofa, a god. "Make each day the best and the future will be set." "And as always, have yourself a damn good one!" I wish the best for his family and friends. As for the joyconboyz. Take care of yourself and keep etika's legacy alive. I love you all, no homo.
    Elation
    JOYCONBOY
    Elation
    JOYCONBOY
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