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C-Blog Recaps for 7/13/13 + Philgasms


I had a lot I was going to say here, but I decided to make a blog out of it instead. Too much to get off my chest and too much of a downer for recaps. Almost lost my son yesterday, since the person in charge of him, couldn't be bothered to watch him at a swimming pool. Fuck people. It's been a long 24 hrs for ole Phil. I'm relieved my baby is ok, but I shit my pants with worry. Spent all night awake in the ICU holding his hand. Sombering shit to say the least. This is a few months out of a similar thing with my daughter. You can't have my babies God, but you can have some recaps.

Based on my life.

S - King Sigy wraps up his Lost Odyssey series with part 4.

S - I dig what Sadi Hawborn is doing here. Gives me some much needed chuckles.

T - Thoughts and video thoughts from Travis Crawford in his ongoing Warframe series of blogs.... about... um.... Warframe... Guyver, that you?

F - You ain't Will Smith.

In two days, it will be my year anniversary of recapping. It's been an honor.

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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.

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