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C-Blog Recaps: "Why I love Destructoid" edition

It's been a while since I've had to dust off the Memetoid banner, but this meme unquestionably has its heart in the right place. I love Destructoid just as much as anyone, it's why I volunteered to help with the recaps. Contrary to what I posted in the regular nightly recap, I really don't mind recapping a day like today. Not to say that I'd like to go through this every week, but when the reasoning behind the meme is an outpouring of love and respect like this, it makes me proud to be a part of the site, if only tangentially.

I've been coming to Destructoid for over 2 years now, and no matter what time of day I log in, it's easy for me to spend an hour or more catching up on the front page and my favorite community member's C-blogs. There's soul here. People share their passions, their drive, their art and their writing. Through all of these things in addition to podcasts and videos, this website and its community has become a sort of family to me-- albeit one I don't get to spend as much time with as I'd like. I may never have the time to be an A-list member, but I hope my contributions enhance your browsing, at least a little.

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Think nothing of the numbers by the individual posts. They are listed chronologically, nothing more... the fact that they are numbered is only due to my own intellectual curiosity about how far this meme spread.

Before I get started, here are some of the best pictures posted in relation to the meme.

If it were a graceful option, I'd mail these out to my family.

Horrifying, and yet I cannot look away.

1-Arkhon started this meme...
2-Then came CountingConflict
3-And... wow, that's racist.
4-Then came Blehman,
5-And FusionTR,
6-And Cartman,
7-and Nick Chester. I always thought a "monkey bite" was semi-harmless. Yikes.
8-Tsunamikitsune lieks mudkipz.
9-SuitcoatAvenger drew something earlier, so I guess this is OK.
10-CypherVR says we don't need a reason.
11-Pendleton loves it enough to permanently engrave it into his living flesh.
12-Technophile loves it more than a hellbike.
13-Then came CrocBox,
14-and EternalPlayer,
15-and Avalon51,
16-But then Cataract's finger slipped. I still have the mental acuity to know that a "That's what she said" joke is inappropriate, so far so good.
17-TimtheTerrible tried to combo break.
18-Cwal37 got all depressive.
19-But the guy behind the scenes got things on the right track again.
20-GuitarAtomik loves Destructoid.
21-As does Suff0cat,
22-Puppy Licks is a little slow, but loves Dtoid anyway.
23-Daxelman still loves Destructoid. And Bayonetta.
23-A Very Drunk Panda is new, but still loves Destructoid.
24-Topher loves Destructoid, and the new PS3 slim.
25-Magnalon loves the responses he's gotten.
26-Sam Spectre loved the forums.
27-Arttemis loves funny videos.
28-Bleach Boy loves DtoidSF.
29-ScottyG loves DtoidLA. Or he will soon.
30-Flaming Burrito loves DtoidNY.
31-Arkhon returned to the scene of the crime.
32-Chooly loves anteaters and Nighthawks.
33-Evil Cheese loves the PS3 Destructoid gave him.
34-PixelPunx loves Destructoid so much he wants to marry it.
35-Unangbangkay loves odd Japanese videos that are strangely compelling.
36-BunnyRabbit2 loves that Destructoid keeps him sane.
37-ZombiePlatypus loves... wow. Big as her head.
38-Loogibot loves Destructoid in general.
39-Collette loves some very cool pictures.
40-Nukka JDav tried to hate Destructoid but failed.
41-Gatorsax loves the community.
42-Krow loved... Wiisucks?!?
43-CelicaCrazed loves YOU!
44-Tubatic loves paradoxes.
44-Tubatic loves paradoxes. Oh sh!t!
45-The GHost loves cards!
46-Phantomile is a recent convert but loves Destructoid all the same.
47-GrumpyTurtle loves DtoidPortland in addition to drawing strange and spectacular art.
48-Reverend Macro loves Destructoid even though he never calls.
49-Bbrigg1 loves giggles and farts.
50-JoZo just loves the site in general.
51-Aurion loves thrash metal.
52-Brlito loves.... Waaait a minute.
53-Naia loves Kristen Bell.
54-Jim Sterling has some excellent reasons to love Destructoid.
55-Neonie loves me, who believes in you. I think.
56-Chronoswing wrote How rather than Why. Oh my.
57-DarkAnubis loves being lazy.
58-Zero Atma Loves Naia. He'd better, since they're married and all.
59- TheRedPepperofDoom loves everything about Destructoid.
60-CTZ loves that hosted images will finally display properly!
61-UsedTaBe loves the funny pictures.
62-Tactix loves Roller Coasters. Or not.
63-de BLOO loves fighting with y'all.
64-Crunshii loves the PS3.
65-Zac Bentz loves Japanator.
66-HydroTonix loves hating Destructoid.
67- Mr. Dillinger loves reposting why he loves Destructoid.
68-Zodiac Eclipse loves jumping bandwagons.
69-sickNasty lusts after Destructoid. Appropriate post number, no?
70-Trebz loves being a name, not an age.
71-Knives loves Dexter345 and OH GOD PLEASE STOMP UPON MY RUINED EYES
72- Dronkmunk is another cheater, but Inglorious Basterds sounds good.
73-DanzFlor loves Destructoid from Chile.
74-Ace of Knaves loves Kotaku... for making Destructoid look better. I see what you did there.
75-WanderingPixel loves RetroForce Go!
76-PenKaizen loves 'splosions.

There are quite a few more, but I hope you'll understand I'm quite tired at this point. I'll try to get the rest of the love meme posts archived in the coming days, unless my recapper brethren decide to help me out here. (Guys, that was a BIG hint.)

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3


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About Cblog Recaps

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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

It feels like it's been a decade since we've seen the rise of the crowdfunded game. I'm always surprised when I remind myself that crowdfunding has been a thing long before the first crowdfunded video game, but nowadays a crowdfunded game seems like a dime a dozen.

Of course such a phrase is an incredible disservice to some of the great games that have come out thanks to websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Games like FTL, Shovel Knight, and even Undertale are around thanks to crowdfunding; thanks to people gathering around and literally putting their money where their mouth is, a game they want gets funded and inevitably the greater landscape of gaming benefits from it. Most of the time the landscape gets to benefit from it anyways.

Don't worry though, this month's bloggers wanted prompt isn't an exploratory thesis on the effects of crowdfunding on video game development. We just want you to talk about your favorite games, as long as they were crowdfunded. This topic can be simultaneously broad and narrow, because you can talk about whatever game you want, however you want, as long as it was crowdfunded.
For me, FTL is the original crowdfunded game, and it was great. It was somehow minimalist and incredibly detailed at the same time, and it was all done because a man wanted to do it, but needed the money, and thousands of other people wanted to see where his idea would go. Shovel Knight to me feels like this natural evolution of the classic 8-bit gaming of yore without also throwing myself back to a time when gaming was honestly comparatively archaic. And everyone's talked to death about Undertale, so we all know where I'd go with that.

To participate in this month's bloggers wanted, just start a blog! Oh, and title it "Crowdfunded: [your blog title here]." I bet this month is going to be pretty diverse, since it's basically writing about your favorite crowdfunded game. So I hope to hear about some good games revisited or amazing games no one has heard about.

Remember: Persona 5 was not crowdfunded, but excuse me as I plow through it.

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