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Cblogs from Feb. 15 and 22!

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Hey guys! It's another week, and another recap with me! Did you miss me? Sorry about that, I had some technical difficulties while house sitting one week, was busy last week. But I'd like to give SrChurros a shout out for covering for me last minute when I realized my predicament that first week. You are a bro!

So...House-sitting! It was pretty okay! I played a bunch of Monster Hunter, ate their food and DIDN'T set ANYTHING on fire. Not even once! Especially not those paper napkins when I was figuring out the gas stove. That definitely NEVER happened. And if it ever did happen I would like to point out they would have been immediately put out after a brief millisecond of thinking "Goddammit I actually did set a fire". So everything is fine, and will always be fine.

Anyway! I've been doing pretty swell. Started a employment program this week. I get paid during it and the goal is to have a permanent job by the end of it. Just finished the last orientation day, and on Monday I'll be working at the local sorting facility for Goodwill. So here's hoping this leads to better things, and helps me "get back out there" or whatever that means!

Anyway, enough about me. There's cblogs to recap!

* - We get a touching tale of friendship and comradery from davidjenkins. Why hunt alone when you can hunt together?



R - Xeo gives us the lowdown on what he thinks the the new Secret of Mana remake. Is it good enough to satisfy his fanboy heart?

T - MountainBlade cleaves right to the point on his thoughts on brand recognition in the gaming industry. Short, sweet and to the point definitely give it a read.

T - Here we got a quick blurb from IloveMGS about the TF2 Jungle Inferno update. If you're still playing, be sure to give a read!

F - Wanna get a quick rundown on Triggers new mech anime, Darling in the Franxx? JuIc3 has the goods! PersonallY also like it alot, but be sure to check out what he thinks!



Alright that's it for me! I hope you guys have a great weekend!

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