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Cblog Recaps is a community oriented service meant to help bloggers and readers sort through... Cblogs. Maybe you were away from Destructoid and just want to catch up, or you just wanted to see if you miss something, or you just wanted to read some random commentary.

The recaps are done daily (Or at least they're supposed to be). Recaps will usually go up 1-2 days after the day it covers and include everything after the last recap.

Additionally, sometimes there is random commentary about random crap. On these days, you will see a + [name]isms to the blog title.

Cblog Recaps has been continually evolving since its inception. It was first done by Cowzilla3, taken over by Coonskin05, revamped and taken over by ceark, and then passed along to a group of community volunteers.

This page is meant to serve as a guide on how to read the recaps.


Recap Guide

These are the recapper's personal picks of the day. This doesn't mean they're the best posts. In fact, some of them might be pretty bad posts. These are simply the posts that the recapper enjoyed the most this particular day, and their choice is merely personal opinion.

This the category for the writer-esque type posts.

A - Articles
These are the community articles of the day. Community articles are blog posts that reach a sizable length, and are written to a certain standard of organized thought and quality.

S - Series
These are serialized blog posts done by community members.

B - Bloggers Wanted
These are writings that fall under the Bloggers Wanted topics.

P - Podcasts
These are Podcasts done by the community.

This category obviously pertains to contests. This should be relatively self explantory. Community Contest rules will be linked on the Side Bar and remain there for the duration of the contest. If we're missing your contest, please let us know.

C - Community Contests
A new contest set up by a member of the community.

W - Winners/Updates
A winrar is you.

E - Entries
Self Explanatory.

Sometimes Dtoid does an official contest that floods the cblogs. In such cases, we'll come up with a tag for that contest's entries.

This section relates to things that are more community oriented.

E - Events
NARPS, Conventions, Whatnot.

F - Fight Nights
Organized Game Nights.

D - Destructoid in the Wild
Robot Sightings.

S - Stories
Stories from the Community.

C - Contemplations
Thoughts, Questions, Calls for Help and so on.

I - Introductions
New people.

B - Birthdays
People Getting Older.

R - RIP
Dead consoles. Sometimes people.

H - Houses, cribs, setups
Destructoid Members sharing their setups.

This is for everything VGR that doesn't go into the above categories.

N - News
News. Usually Copypasta.

V - Videos
Self Explanatory.

R - Reviews
Self Explanatory.

P- Previews
Self Explanatory.

T - Thoughts
Thoughts on a game or gaming subject, not really reviews.

D - Development
Some indie developers like to post info on their games here at Destructoid. Their posts will go here. Also news dealing with new development tech and whatnot.

$ - Deals
Bargains found by community members.

Arts, Music, Etc.

A - Art
Comics, Fanart, Random Art, Cosplay, Etc.

M - Music
Self Explanatory.

F - Film/TV
Anything Film/TV related.

L - Literature.
Books and stuff.

S - Swag
Merch, Gear, Toys, Custom Stuff, etc.

Everything NVGR that doesn't fit into the above categories goes here.

L - LOLs
Makes you laugh. Maybe.

R - Random
Assorted topics about anything really.

V - Videos
Self Explanatory.

C - Could Be Better
These posts don't fail. But they could use more effort.

? - Defies Description
I essentially don't have the slightest clue what any of these posts are about.

This is sorta the junk of the day. I'd like to note that this isn't an awful category to be in every once in awhile, so don't feel bad if you get Failed or Slowed. It's just a kind note of sorts. In an effort to remain mostly objective, I won't discriminate on who falls into here. If it's slow or it fails, that's that.

S - You Are Slow
Some one beat you to the punch, or old news/content that's not worth rehashing.

F - Maybe Fail?
Probably Fails. It's ok though, everyone fails at some point. Just try not to do it too often.

From time to time a wave of internet enthusiasm will wash over the site and many people will start making blogs centered around a particular theme. This doesn't happen very often, but when it does we'll collect them under the MemeToid banner.


There will be an additional link at the bottom labeled FPoTD. Feel free to ignore it, this stands for Final Post of the Day and is just there to tell the next recapper where to start.

We aren't perfect, and this process is not automated by any means. Occasionally we will miss a blog, or even an entire day if no one can cover for a regular. Please keep in mind this is a service provided for the community by a group of volunteers. If you'd like to know more about helping with CblogRecaps, please direct your questions to StriderHoang.


Current Recappers:

Mondays - Luna Sy

Tuesdays - Script

Wednesdays - StriderHoang

Thursdays - ShadeOfLight

Fridays - Nanashi

Saturday - Dreamweaver

Sunday - Riobux

Current Reserve:

Hyper Lemon Buster Cannon

Lord Spencer

Pixie The Fairy

Mike Martin

Past Recappers:
Anonymouse, bbain, Beyamor, Cadtalfryn, casualweaponry, ceark, Conrad Zimmerman, Coonskin05, Cowzilla3, Crackity Jones, TheDustinThomas, Electro Lemon, Funktastic, GamesAreArt, garison, GlowBear, ImpossiblePlant, Macmanus, Magnalon, MechaMonkey, megaStryke, MkShiranui, Mr Andy Dixon, Nihil, nintendoll, njsykora, Qalamari, randombullseye, pendelton21, Reaprar, RonBurgandy2010, Sadie G, Sean Daisy, Scary Womanizing Pig Mask, Scissors, ScottyG, Sentry, shipero, SilverDragon1979, Smurfee McGee, TheManchild, Wrenchfarm, Y0j1mb0

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About CblogRecapsone of us since 11:27 PM on 07.02.2008

About Cblog Recaps

Recappers:

Monday - Lord Spencer
Tuesday - Larx
Wednesday - Dere
Thursday - NeoTurbo
Friday - Gamemaniac3434
Saturday - AmnaUmen
Sunday -


Reservists:

Riobux
Torchman
CelicaCrazed
TheBlondeBass
Mike Martin
Kevin Mersereau
Chris Moyse
[YOUR NAME HERE] - We want you!

Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

Villains that did nothing wrong

Villains in all media, not just video games, can end up being a dime a dozen. Far too often, a villain's motives boil down to "I am a bad, and so I do bad things. Fear me." While this format has worked for countless stories, at this point in my life (the ripe old age of 20) I’ve become jaded and grumpy, finding myself rolling my eyes when I see yet another antagonist wreaking havoc with no background or reasoning presented as to why they’re being such a butthole.

What’s far more interesting to me is when a villain’s motives or actions come across as justified, perhaps leaving you rooting for them to defeat the protagonist [insert Elder God Tier villain meme here].

My favorite example of this would be Meruem from the Chimera Ant arc of Hunter x Hunter. While he doesn’t necessarily fit the exact mold I laid out above, he’s easily one of the most dynamic and curious villains I’ve ever come across. For the sake of not spoiling what is perhaps one of the most exciting, action-packed, and tear-inducing arcs in anime history, I won’t delve into the details of what makes Meruem so great. Instead I encourage anyone who hasn’t seen Hunter x Hunter to set aside some time and plow through the series. Really, it’s that good.

But hey, that’s just how I feel. I’m sure there are folks out there who prefer their villains to be simple. If I ever met one of these theoretical people I might have a panic attack, but I’ll deal with that should the time come. I’m sure after some deep breaths we would get along. Maybe we could even snuggle, should my husband allow such an event to transpire.

All said and done, we arrive at the topic of this month’s Bloggers Wanted: Villains that did nothing wrong. Due to communication errors, this entry in the hallowed halls of Bloggers Wanted is a tad late. Regardless, all you have to do is head over to the Community Blog section of the site, and whip up a Cblog about a villain who you feel was secretly the good guy all along.

Current Community Contests

LOL nope desu~

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Legend:

WORDtoid

A- Articles
S- Series
B- Bloggers Wanted
P- Podcasts

CONTEStoid

C- Community Contests
W- Winners/Updates
E- Entries

COMMUNItoid

E- Events
F- Fight Nights
D- Destructoid in the Wild
S- Stories
C- Contemplations
I- Introductions
B- Birthdays
R- RIP
H- Houses, cribs, setups

GAMEtoid

N- News
V- Videos
R- Reviews
P- Previews
T- Thoughts
D- Development
$- Deals

CULTUroid

A- Art
M- Music
F- Film/TV
L- Literature
S- Swag

OTHEroid

L- LOLs
R- Random
V- Videos
C- Could Be Better
?- Defies Description

FAILtoid

S- You Are Slow
F- Maybe Fail?