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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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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.

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