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C Blogs of 1/19 + Crackityisms

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Hey nerds! Sorry these recaps are so late!

So I'm still playing a shit ton of Zelda and Spelunky. I also upgraded the hard drive on my PS3 so I've been downloading everything. Speaking of Playstation I recently learned you can remap buttons on PSP games on the Vita, so I am totally gonna buy the Monster Hunter PSP game since it will actually be playable without deforming my hand.

Other than that uh, I don't know. I bought the Lumines PS2 game? That was worth the $5 I paid for it, didn't realize it was pretty much a port of the PSP one.

Go read some blogs now dammit!





P - Not'Toid Episode 5!







T - Voex's Hopes for Dark Souls II

T - The Grant Kirkhope Formula: How to Write Music Like the Man Himself

T - 4 Reasons To Play The Walking Dead

T - Ode to the GBA SP

T - Perseverance: Reentering the Gaming Workforce Part 1, SNES

R - Kirby's Adventure Review

T - Anthology of Nostalgia I









- Crackity Jones

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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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