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Cblogs of 04/03 and BLOCKISMS

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For nearly 3 weeks, I've been fumbling around with my taxes. It all started when I went in with my dad with our usual expectations of filing. Only this year, I'm filing by myself, which left a bit of a hiccup. We mistakenly kept my name as his dependent on his taxes which means I'm left unable to properly file my own taxes. For the past three weeks, we've been trying to get an amendment to his taxes through so I could be removed as his dependent which will allow me to file independently and receive an important tax return. I've watched my savings dwindle due to sudden bills and expidentures so I really need this whole business to wrap up cleanly.

Even after weeks allowing for the amendment to go through, I still haven't been able to e-file for a week. So this past Monday, I finally managed to mail in my damn taxes and it should be arriving at the IRS today. So sometime today, I'll see if my taxes will finally be accepted so I can earn a much needed return after paying for new phones, car insurance, and various other extras that popped up like when my girlfriend came down for the weekend. Video games hurt but I've been careful to find some extra things to sell off like old comics or devices to stay in the black. I even played through Bioshock Infinite and at the end I'm left thinking, "So what now? Holy crap, EA and Activision were right. I'm not gonna play this again without some multiplayer incentive. It's not like the story rewards changed playthroughs."



These past few weeks have been kind of stressful but I've received breaks here and there to make up for it. For example, this past weekend was the start of Cartoon Network's deal on Netflix. Samurai Jack, Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Chowder, Justice League, and more were added to my queue and my time couldn't have been filled more with awesome shows new and old. I mean, Chowder was a piece of work that ended like Calvin and Hobbes, in its prime without worrying about continuing on. But I'd never be able to watch it again if not for this deal. Now I'm rewatching gems like Burple Nurples, Shnitzel makes a deposit, and Chowder & Mr. Fugu (what's up with that cat?). Seriously, now that it's on Netflix, you should do yourself a favor. It's great humor, using adult sensibilities while still remaining harmlessly childish. Plus the firm rooting in the zany food styles is fun. Plus it's another John DiMaggio show. He doesn't even say more than one word but he does a lot with Shnitzel's tone.



"Radda radda radda!"

I've also finally got my hands on the retail code for Battleblock Theater and I can finally talk about it since it's no longer in beta. The narrator is hilarious and despite playing to the point up to the beta singleplayer style, the narrator is still as hilarious as ever and I'll continue to love Behemoth's signature humor.

* - I am intrigued about Extermination for the PS2

* - PAXperience 2013: the PAXening

* - Insight on the process of video game logic programming

* - A nice write up on how Bioshock Infinite expands the genre. There are light spoilers here.

* - Hey. I recommend Recettear too.

P - The Audible Protagonist continues on with episode 10

P - Listen to Taco Tuesday and dispute the secret origins of Nick Cannon

A - Fans should just learn to deal with their ending. Beaner seems to feel the same

S - Taterchimp continues his death diary on Dark Souls

A - IT'S A DLC ANALYSIS BLOG! WOOOOOOOOO!

S - The Nintendo Power retrospective trudges onto part 13





I - Calliopium introduces herself with a review to Dragon's Dogma

C - Voice your opinion to help shape Josheph's future gaming magazine

C - Kyousuke sets up shop and lets it all hang out

B - Why would you care if Last of Us is less than a 10? Good is good.

I - Zombie Orwell introduces himself to Riffraffy, cutting in front of Occam

N - Sorry about that. My Disney overlords shut down Lucasarts

T - Calzoni didn't mind the change in Bioshock Infinite, though the themes are still consistent

V - Coldasalex worked on a neat little video for us

T - Already better than Aliens: Colonial Marines





? - Colton Phillips experienced life man

R - I think this is more coincidence then a nod but whatever. Mass Effect x Star Wars






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