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C Blogs of 4/10/10 and 4/11/10 + SilverDragonisms

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So after 55 very long hours, I finally beat Final Fantasy 13 this past week. If anyone can actually explain to me what the hell happened at the very end, please let me know. The whole ending just confused the hell out of me.

I have a funny feeling that this will be the last Final Fantasy I ever play. I'm just not cut out for JRPGs anymore. I enjoyed Mass Effect 2 so much more than I enjoyed FF13. I really only kept playing it because I refused to let the game beat me, which is a pretty horrible reason to play a game if you ask me. I think it's a sign.

Not much else to talk about this week, so let's just get on with then recaps shall we.






*-The Accidental Death of a Plumber.

*-Elsa likes talking dirty to you.



A-Alakaiser posts a bunch of examples of bad box art.

A-MonkeyKing1969 examines the future of virtual actors in video games.

A-NoMore tells us why the Anti-Hero is a Dying Breed.

S-Swe3tMadness is starting a new series about analyzing music in video games called "A Critical Ear"

S-How to design a Street FIghter character, Part 1.

M-E for Effort: Hacking and Caughing.

M-E for Effort: Resident Evil 4.

E-E for Effort: Borderlands



No contests this week


E-DtoidNewYork updates us on all the upcoming events in April, May, and June. If you are a NY resident, check this blog out.

E-DtoidUK sends out an update. They are celebrating Mikey's birthday this coming weekend.

E-2010 Dtoid Midwest/Cedar Point NARP.

E-Leguizamo Movie Month: Leguizamo is an Annoying Pest EDITION!

E-JohnPierre is throwing an Event: Mortal Kombat dance dance to the death II.

E-Are you ready for on final Dtoid BRORUSH?

I-TheAntiBitch introduces herself to the community.

S-Studakris needs help buying a new HDTV, and he wants your advice.

S-The Passenger is in love with a Lexus supercar.

S-Puppy Licks is coming to America and he wants to hang out. If you are interested let him know.

S-Halider needs opinions on which design he should use for his new fight stick.

S-GeekyJuuu is going to attempt to not buy anymore new video games this year

S-CAKEPWNER rants about everything he hates.

S-Check out this messed up email that Hamza got the other day.



N-Matthew Valente has restored the Mega Man 10 soundtrack to native NES format.

V-Youkilledmyguy posts a video of himself playing BF: BC2.

V-de BLOO posts a bunch of SSF4 videos.

R-Chaotical reviews the new Mass Effect 2: Stolen Memory DLC.

R-Dek reviews God of War 3.

T-TwoKittensOnePup shares her thoughts on Modern Warfare 2.

T-Z80 thinks that Mario 64 is actually a first person game told from the perspective of Lakitu

T-Explosion2 tells us why Halo 3 multiplayer is so great.

T-VaggosYo lists all his favorite Parkour games on every system.

T-Rogue Cheddar attempts to defend FarmVille



A-o-b-c shares some of his artwork with us all.

M-Faxanadu Music on Guitar is the Best Thing You'll see today.

F-Selecta thinks the "Clash of the Titans" movie should be renamed.



?-LawofThermalDynamics shares all his random thoughts.



I honestly can't believe it. There wasn't a single FAIL blog this entire weekend. It's a MIRACLE!!!


-(SilverDragon1979)

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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.

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