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Cblogs of 03/27/09 + Garisonisms + a little ScottyGasm

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Today I watched the amazing Studio Ghibli film, My Neighbor Totoro for the first time. It seemed different from the previous two Miyazaki films I had watched. Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away both seemed much more complicated of films than My Neighbor Totoro. In order to understand the first two, I had to watch each multiple times (and by multiple, I mean 5+), and I still don't completely get both them.

MNT is just a simple story about 2 young girls that live move to the countryside with their father, and have a sick mom in the hospital. Well, I guess it is a bit more complicated than that, but you for anyone who has seen all of the films together, you know what I'm talking about. That, or I'm just talking out of my ass.


EDIT: Hello! ScottyG here once again. Garison was having some internet troubles, so I volunteered to finish up the last remaining dozen or so cblogs and post it for him. Think of it as a nice, filling experience with Garisonism topped off by just a little ScottyGasm... just a little one.



*- michiyoyoshiku has a good blog? Yes, and now I feel like shit for not knowing a thing about arcade machines
*- Looks like the Dtoid community is opening an etsy store, I'm buying some shit
*- Scary Womanizing Pig Mask finally gets his Mother 3 unofficial handbook
*- Wow... an awesome recap of some gaming news for the week, but sadly might be one of the last BulletMagnet will do


A- Rhadley's video game weapons the world just isn't ready for
A- -JustLikeBuck's long ass article on videogames
A- unstoppablejuggernaut has a challenge for the Dtoid community
A- Dragonzigg's 5 games that would make great cartoons
A- Pendelton21's first gaming memory
A- An odd mixture, a tribute to Allen O'Neil and the LEGO Island soundtrack
A- Danger is one thing Fission Mailed's not afraid of with their first gaming memory
S- GrumpyTurtle's work doodles
S- aborto thefetus: 10 things he learned this week


E- Zen Albatross hosting a chiptunes event
F- 360 FNF
F- PC FNF
F- Wii FNF
F- PS3 FNF
S- unangbangkay is offering a free copy of Valkyria Chronicles... how thoughtful! <3
C- Justice needs your help! Should he see Dragonforce, or The Protomen?
C- Monodi doesn't know if he should trade in his DS lite, I say go for it, I guess
I- HDShadow's introduction to the Dtoid community, with some nice video reviews for us to enjoy


N- News on Takeshi's Challenge coming to the Virtual Console next week
$- Gemsi's UK deals of the week
V- stevephoenix has a new Dirt 2 trailer
R- CAVE's Demon Souls review
R- Dead riffs pulls a Sterling, reviews Kingdom Hearts after only an hour of play... OH SNAP!!! :P
R- Stuart Scofield reviews the Watchmen game... is it worth the hefty price?
T- blurryphoenix realizes that the whole Nintendo-putting-the-word-Wii-in-all-their-games-thing isn't all that new
T- IronPikeman shares his opinion on videogames and storylines
T- HydroTonix's Dragon Quest IV impressions
T- Garganroo speculates on Fumito Ueda's next development partner
D- To1kien tells us a bit about a future RTS that implements time travel, very complicated stuff


A- Togail's amazing Silent Hill painting!
M- Update on a Protomen show! Thanks MarginalMeaning!
F- spinseffingcool's Gurren Lagann gifs, I have to watch this
F- tomr4 rants a bit about the challenges of film directing, and he should have put NVGR in the title
F- mudkip5000 talks about Godzilla and Day of the Tentacle
A- DaedHead8's first gaming memory


R- HydroTonix dreams about strange things ...
R- mgmgarcia01 gets a Link tattoo ... awesome
?- Kitae is in a gay club with the Dutch ... okaaaaay
?- Balls of Ryu reviews a P'Zone, and now I'm hungry... :(


S- PANZERDRAKO has some really interesting opinions on Super Smash Bros. Brawl, I would really like to hear more of what this guy has to say. Very intellectual post
F- Stuart Scofield completely misses the point


Today we have some memes about Vexed_Alex dying or something.

-Bwark-Kupo
-Chooly
-Suff0cat
-Tactix
-mid3vol
-Knives
-CountingConflict
-king3vboack ack ack edition


-(garison)

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