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Cblog recaps of 12/10/17 - Going to McDougal Street

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Come gather 'round Toiders
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waifus
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start gamin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the blogs they are a-crashin'

[Harmonica solo]

I'm behind a week with my recaps but I can't really access them so for everyone who wrote a blog on December 2nd, have no fear I will be recappin' you when the blogs are fixed. As for this weeks recap? If you are reading this that means that the blogs are temporarily working so quickly load them all!

* - NinjaSpped reviews what looks to be a banner year for the 3DS in terms of releases and surprises. I love these end of year posts and posts that look at the positive aspects of gaming. I keep meaning to get a Black Friday 3DS but keep forgetting. Next year gadget, next year!

I - Re-vibe moves from the front-page to the back-alley of Destructoid known as the community. Welcome!

C - Celica bumps their community awards blog, hopefully you can read it or this. Hello? Is there anybody out there?

D - Donley Time returns with another peer review for their game Boss 101 as well as a rallying cry for those who have played the game to recommend/review it on Steam. I personally haven't had a chance to play but it's on the list.

L - It is time once again for Dephoenix's book club. This month it is the graphic novel Lucky Penny which is written by a webcomic creator I used to read devoutly in that time and I didn't know about this at all so thanks for the tip!


Have a good week, don't worry the blogs will be fixed soon.

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Last week, in the quick posts of Destructoid's community, we saw the rise and fall of community manager Wesley J. Russow. He rose to prominence with his immutable power, only to see it come crashing down as the working class clambered beneath him and tore him down. Truly, the life and times of Westopher G. Raggamuffins was a lesson in live fast, burn hot, crash spectacularly.

Wes went from community darling to lovable despot over the course of a few days. It was a thing of beauty to behold. Truly, nothing is better to witness than a real-life heel turn. Wrestling is nothing without these terms after all. A "Face" is a good guy wrestler who fights the man, stands up for the little guy, and fights fairly while still winning. A "Heel", on the other hand, is a despicable, dastardly villain or even anti-hero. I loved Kurt Angle's antics as this gold medal Olympic winner turned wrestler who wasn't necessarily as likable as his gold medals imply. I loved hating that guy! A good heel is fun to hate, and there's nothing quite like the gasp of shock when watching the turn, when a face uses dirty tricks and turns into a heel.

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This month's Bloggers Wanted is about your favorite heel-turns or anti-heroes (in case a heel turn is too specific). Do you like it when Ryu turns into Evil Ryu? Or maybe you like Injustice, with its built in heel-turn Superman? I won't claim to understand the time line of Revolver Ocelot between Snake Eater and Guns of the Patriots, but I love that knucklehead.

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