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Cblogs of 12/22/17, 12/29/17 and 01/05/18+A new year, the same me


Its a new year. 2017 lies bloody and broken at our feet, and now we walk further into the mists of the future and move forward on the roller coaster of life. Hopefully its a good one for you and friends, and a good one for gaming as a whole. For this one I have some certain resolutions going forward, as I imagine we all do and I plan on trying to get better at different facets. 

First of all I'm going to try to get into graduate school this or next year I think. Its been on my mind more and more, and I'm tiliting at getting that whole process started sooner than later to try to get into a job spehre I think will be more satisfying to me on a mental level. Second I want to keep up writing for dtoid-a blog every two weeks seems a reasonable goal to continue and it helps me keep my brain sharp. 

Third, as the picture above denotes, I want to get into streaming more and on a more regualar schedule as well as keeping my podcast going. Its in embryonic stages right now, but it seems to work chemistrywise and now I have a fancy good mic that will make my audio quality sound not terrible. Hopefully everything goes along well, and hopefully you hit your resolutions as well. 

Onto recaps! 

* - Strider emerges from the mists of adventure, and brings with him an offer to join in jolly cooperation via DnD. Community engagement like this tends to be rather popular with myself-I'll be joining in on this particular enterprise and I'm excited to see how it goes. Probably a trainwreck of some sort.

S - Virtua Kazama lists off 5 of the best fights from VFR, provides video and set up for each fight and brings VF month to a close.

S - And before the above blog, comes this blog also from Virtua Kazama talking about what makes VF2 iconic.

M - Siddartha85 goes through their top moments for different mediums last year and by putting Bladerunner 2049 on the list, proves that there is some good taste going on in this blog.

P - Pocketoid returns to Destructoid to share the fact that their latest episode stars Jonathan Holmes. Check it out if that sounds your speed.

S - Flegma brings us Novembers OkändOnsdag with the theme of studios with names that sound like game names.

C - Here Flegma does some introspection on 2017 on dtoid, and looks a bit into the future of what 2018 holds-all set to a poem called Desiderata. Give it a looksie if so inclined.

N - Elia Pales presents their thoughts on why the Switch probably won't hit the sales goals set forth for it by Nintendo. I'm not entirely sure I agree with it, given that the Switch seems to be getting larger but I don't really overly invest myself in how many sales it gets as long as it does well so I'm not too fussed either way.

T - Mullon provides their thoughts on Batman:Arkham knight and some of its story beats-its mostly a stream of consciousness thing as the author notes so it mostly sticks on that. I might suggest some images in future blogs, but other than that its a fine stream.

T - Sonic429 gives their initial impressions of the nintendo switch, four days from purchase. Overall seems positive, with minor quibbles though one expects both from Nintendo to some degree for their product.

F - BatesBram discusses a movie called Make the Yuletide Gay.

Shame, that. 

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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

Costume Party

When it comes to October, it's pretty easy to come up with an idea for Bloggers Wanted. Halloween presents a lot of options. People will start playing horror games and marathon scary movies, but then there's the ultimate question for the day itself:

"What am I going to wear?"

Costumes are, after all, at the very heart of Halloween's fun. Whether you're playing a game with a canon character like Lara Croft, Spider-Man or a customized character in Monster Hunter World or an MMO, you're still faced with the question of what are you going to look like. Sometimes you even have stat bonuses to further complicate things, while other games have made it so you can have all the lovely stat bonuses and still make something that looks nice to you. Some folks even take this all huge step further and will realize such costumes for real-life cosplay.

As someone that posts often about Final Fantasy XIV, I have spent countless hours obtaining all kinds of armor, weapons and accessories from various corners of the game and only for the reason of it looking cool. In fact, once I have a job at 50, I feel obligated to give each of my jobs a fanciful glowing weapon before I press forward.

And then I give each job their own little pet sidekick, because I have decided my character is a Disney princess. Then I write macros that give them a blend of super sentai/Sailor Moon transformations because henshin a-go-go, baby!

But, if I'm honest, my one true love in regards to outfits in the game is the Invalician Samurai set, which I got from the Rabanastre raid. The design is pulled right from the Final Fantasy Tactics' art concept of the female samurai and is wonderfully realized.

But sometimes looking good comes at a price, too. I remember my favorite look for my Corsair in Final Fantasy XI required me wearing pants that reduced my movement speed by twenty percent and some of the best stat-based builds in Monster Hunter can make you look silly.

So this month's topic for Bloggers Wanted is costumes. Whether the costume is realized in-game or in real-life, we'd like for you to to discuss your favorite creations or tributes to characters, whether it's a custom look, a canon character or even a character skin like you'd find in Overwatch or Fortnite. You can discuss cosplays you've done, or cosplayers you admire. You can even talk about the plights of stat-based function over fashion.

The sky is the limit on this one, so head on over to our community blogs and get to writing! Use the prompt "Costume party: [Your title here]" and be sure to place "Bloggers Wanted" in the tags!

Now if you'll excuse me, I have get Bayonetta dressed up. She's heard about everyone and everything becoming Princess Peach and she would like to remind the world she was ahead of the curve on that.

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