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C-Blog Recaps for 5/18/13 + Philgasms

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Sometimes, I'm reminded just how shit life can be. This week was a hell of a week for that. I don't understand people sometimes. Don't have much to say, emotionally drained from personal matters on top of some of this internet drama and some realizations. But I will leave with this link to a lovely roundtable discussion, between Chloe and Allistair. I wish them both the best.

*- Damn right you should watch Saturday Morning Hangover. Damn effin right.
*- Nihil is back, back again. Nihil is back, tell some men. Tell some men, tell some men.

A- A fantastic write up on life changes and Mass Effect 3. Which I just started playing again for the third... maybe fourth time? Then 7th run of ME2. Thank you Amazon.




I- Say hello to Vexingaura. She seems pretty darn cool and has some good points to make.
C- Bob summerwill wins a shitty award.
C- MrPlow8 has another blog on sexism for us.
E- That ignoring, hateful blue bastard is hosting another Rearend Warriors. Classy Smurf.
S- TriplZer0 shares a -wait for it...... wait for it.....
C- Coffeewithgames ponders NSMB Wii U's online status.

R- TheKodu reviews The Blitz.
T- Cody has a reason why RE6 didn't suck TOTAL ass. I still maintain, that's a decent horror/action/b-movie style game for $20. Just not a good RE. Mercs is awesome though.
R- DarthSnider has a re-review of Dust 514 for dat azz.










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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.

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