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Cblogs of 03/07/14 and bbainisms

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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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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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