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Cblogs of 03/07/14 and bbainisms


Hello everyone! Last weekend, I saw the new Studio Ghibli movie, The Wind Rises, which was really terrific! It was a lot more adult than any of the other Ghibli movies I've seen, dealing with issues such as terminal illness and balancing work and social life. The story was centered around building airplanes; it seems like Miyazaki explores the topic of airplanes quite often in his films. Of course, the airplane designs were really cool; some of the dream planes reminded me of the weird aircraft seen in Howl's Moving Castle, while some of the more realistic planes reminded me of Porco Rosso. I also enjoyed the sound effects they used for the planes, which were all made with human voices. You could tell they weren't real, but they were still impressive, and kind of charming. 

I still haven't seen From Up on Poppy Hill, which came out in the States last year, even though I've been meaning to for a while now. I should get around to finally watching that one soon.

As for the recaps, today was a rather ho-hum day for blogs. Kind of unfortunate, but it happens. Hopefully things start picking up soon, with all of the interesting games coming out in the next month.

No topsauce today :(

P - Enjoy a new episode of the Low(er) Tier Podcast!

F - Friday Night Fights on PC + Diamond Dogs!

F - Friday Night Fights on Nintendo + A farewell...

S - nanashi has begun streaming on Twitch!

D - GyroVorbis is developing a 2D RPG called Elysian Shadows!

R - Spazzh20 reviews Asura's Wrath.

V - drizzt made a video about Titanfall.

$ - March 7th UK releases and bargains!

V - VVVGamer has been gaming with three monitors.

L - Sebastian reviews some strange game about horses.

C - tonicmole writes about the Vita and has a weird sense of humor.

C - tonicmole rambles about female characters.

C - An incredibly brief review of Tomb Raider.

F - No

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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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