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C-Blog Interviews: rexwolf2; King Rex

First, a basic question. Why did you start blogging? And why here specifically?

Well, I started blogging here because of a few front-paged articles I read, specifically the one about IRL loading bars and grades, and the one where somebody talked about their older brother, which I can't find at all! I started blogging here because it's a pretty cool place, filled with awesome people, and I like video games. True story: My first blog post was written on my Zune, in a park, using public WiFi, during a break from practice for a community production of The Wizard of Oz

How did you get your name and avatar?

Well, I actually already did a blog here about the origin of my name, but I'll retell it. A few years back, I was really into flash games, so one day, I decided to create an account to play Dino Run online against other people. I wanted to create a name that sounded dinosaur-y, but also original. I tried Rexwolf, a combination of T. Rex and my real name (I often take my awesome last name for granted), but it was taken, so I decided to plop down a "2" at the end because it sounded cool. I later found out that the original "Rexwolf" is some writer named "Damian Breslin." Yikes.

My avatar is courtesy of Fame Designer and is the model for my character in the C-blog fanfiction, "Wolf."

Favorite movie?

Right now, my favorite movie would be a tossup between the most triumphant Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The former is just far too awesome in to many ways to count, but the latter's special effects, game references, and Wallace, the gay roommate were just awesome.

Favorite Game?

If I had to pick a favorite, it would probably be Majora's Mask. That game just has so much awesome stuff going on in it. The story is pretty awesome, and it has some pretty disturbing parts. It has the great gameplay of 3D Zelda, and some of my favorite dungeons of all time. The mask system is pretty neat, and it's always fun to just roll around Termina Field as Goron Link, crushing all in your path. The first time I used the roll, it went like this: Oh, ok, that's neat. What's that red gem thing gathering arou- *spikes burst out and speed increases* HOLY FUCK THIS IS AWESOME! The sidequests are great and numerous, and the Anju and Kafei one was one of the most touching moments I had experienced in a game at that point, but that was nothing compared to Cave Story, my close second.

Okay, I figured. What is it about Zelda that you love so much?

Well, it's a combination of many things. First, the backstory and mythology of Hyrule is fantastic, and there are so many things linking the games to one another. Have you ever seen a timeline theory debate? Not pretty, let me tell you that. Next, the gameplay. It's just good. The combat is great, the items are fun and intuitive, and the boss battles are epic and awesome. Also, the characters. Link and his green tunic are huge symbols in the gaming world, and there are so many cool and vibrant NPCs (Except Tingle. Fuck Tingle and his extortionist chart-deciphering fees.). Finally, Ganondorf. He is the badass of the Nintendo world. Not only does he look awesome, but he's got the Triforce of Power, he's got an awesome backstory, especially in Wind Waker, and he turns into a big freaking pig man! In addition to that, he's a master schemer and always comes back for more. Let's not forget that the Godesses flooded the entire freaking world to stop him once.

Who is your favorite character in Cave Story?

That's a tough one, but I'd have to say that it is (damn, this is tougher than I thought) ... ummm... a tie between Curly, Balrog, and King. (Sorry, but I couldn't choose!) Curly is a great female character in the game, and her story arc is touching. Balrog is a funny character, and his dialog is great. Also, he's the Kool-Aid man's cousin. Finally, the first impression you get of King is way different from what you think of him at the end, and he really deserves respect for his responsibilities and actions.

Eff yeah! Kirby! I don't know why, but he appeals to everyone. Why?

I think it's because he is the epitome of both cute and badass. First, you have a little pink guy, smiling and waving and making high-pitched noises, but then, you see him in action. He's literally a Swiss army knife of badass abilities! He punches and kicks the hell out of bad guys with Fighter, he cuts enemies to bits with the sword ability, he rides a sentinent uni-motorcycle, and he's a freaking ninja assassin, filling enemies with throwing knives! For more examples, look at his American box art and compare it to the Japanese art. You can see the same two parts of his identity there, too!

Then there's the gameplay. It's easy and accessible, and pretty damn fun for everybody, but it can be a true challenge to 100% a game. Did I mention how cute he is?

If you could punch anyone here on dtoid, who would it be and why.

Well, if I'm punching him out of spite, it would probably be Chris Bradshaw. That guy's treatment of "gamers" as some other species or movement, like we're different from everybody else is complete pretentious bollocks. If it's getting into a fight, it would probably be HandsomeBeast. Our rivalry/sexual tension would not be able to stay in one room for long without somebody getting hurt.

If you could hug anyone here on dtoid, who would it be and why.

Maybe Chad, because he's just so AMAZING! Also, I might hug Jim, because that guy really needs some compassion after all of the shit he goes through. In addition to that, I'd probably hug all of you C-blog guys, because you're awesome. Given mrandydixon's relationship with boners, though, his hug might turn very awkward very quickly.

Are you excited about the 3DS? If so, what about are you looking forward to the most?

HELL YES! Truth be told, what really interests me besides the games is the AR game with the cards. That stuff looks sweet!

If you had any talent in the universe what would it be? (i.e.knowing how to ride a unicycle)

Probably better acting/singing. I love theater, so that would be a great gift. However, what I would really
want would be an Intersect (from the TV series Chuck). That thing is awesome.

What is it about Nintendo that makes you so happy?

It's mainly the games. They themselves often bring a smile to my face automatically, because the games themselves are so happy. There's also quite a bit of nostalgia there, too, seeing as I've grown up with Nintendo. The guys at the big N seem to really care about their games and quality, something which is not very common among the very large companies these days. Anyway, if Nintendo didn't make me happy (which would never happen), I would go insane, considering what my console selection and game library is.

If you could meet any person in the world, who would it be and why would you have a reason to hurt them. (read: Which famous person do you hate the most.)

Definitely the cast of some reality show, especially Jersey Shore, The Real Houswives of..., or Bridalplasty (If you've never heard of that show, be glad). They make me lose faith in humanity little by little, and almost make me physically sick.

Cave Story. Did it make you cry like I did?


Not really, but I came close. I wasn't really affected until the scene with the red flowers. When I saw Toroko's drugged-up red-eyed face, my heart twisted in my ribcage. I really didn't want to kill her, but I had to in order to save myself, which I felt horrible about. When King died, I was also hit pretty hard, and whenever I use blade tier 3, I feel guilty. After that fight, when I entered the labyrinth, I took a short break, trying to make sense of everything, walking around the house. While I was in the labyrinth, something changed inside of me. I no longer felt sorrow, but instead anger at the Doctor, resolving that I needed to kill him and make him pay. When Curly died in the core room, I felt a distant pull on my heart, but it mostly added to my fury, drive, and sense of duty to kill the doctor. When I reentered the village, I felt sad again, wondering why the game was doing this to me. The final moment of sorrow was when the puppy messenger right before the final cave said to "say hi to Curly." I almost teared up then. On another note, the true final cave on original difficulty is getting close to making me cry for completely different reasons.


When I grow up I want to be�


Now that I�m old I can finally�

Play video games on weekdays!

If hypothetically you become the opposite gender, you would�

Do what literally every other man on the planet would do. Whatever is left of my decency prevents me from typing it out.

If I were to tell you that you have one more day to live, what would you do.

Realize that you were lying and keep on playing video games. Of course, if that were actually true, I would cry, piss myself, cry again, do something with my family, write a farewell post, and cry while pissing myself.

Lastly, If you could be asked anything, what would it be, and answer it. (Could be a future question for others)

How do you react to failure while playing games?

Well, right now, I've started to develop a carefree attitude where I just laugh it off. "Haha, I should've seen that pit coming!" "Oops, I better remember that next time and hope my reflexes are better!" "I should've pressed that button a bit harder, but I'll just try again!" In other words, I'm going insane.
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