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C Blogs of 07/14/14 + mcgeeisms

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Here's your Monday CAPS on a Monday! A fine, post-Evo Monday at that. Those finals sure were something, weren't they gang? Much of the tournament was good, but it was a solid, exciting day all around on Sunday. Even Blazblue, which I was barely interested in, was crazy and kept my attention. God I love Evo.

Here's you day's worth of writing. Do enjoy! We had some great pieces from the community assignment go up today. Get on that, if you haven't started yet. Our fine community manager chose "Things you love that others hate." Shout-outs to Jonathan Holmes for loving to fall flat on his face. He's good at it.

Anyway...it feels good to be sort of 'back' after being irresponsibly absent from my internet corners. I'll try to make up for lost time with too-large images huehuehue


* - The Scholarly Gamer loves...pre-ordering. Specifically, at his local EB games. Read this blog to see the reasoning behind his Stockholm Syndrome.

M - Blitsie's lovely poem about sewer levels.

M - OpiumHerz's many loves. He loves shit, and artsy games. Coincidence?

A - Brittany Vincent with a blog that shouldn't even have to be written, in a perfect world. Reviews are simply not the most important things when deciding on games.

M - Marche100 loves...Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories. (I haven't played it, but boy do I hate the names of KH games.)

A - Xzianna's piece about fighting games and their defining double-edged sword: familiarity. It comes back around to Melee's competitive scene, and posits that they might have a point.





T - Xbit85 has a top 5 list for companion apps. I do appreciate a good one.

V - Michael Jordan counts down some of his favorite "retro" indie games.



V - CoruptAI125 went to EVO. and took a bunch of pics to show us what it was like. #Indestructable






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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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