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Cblogs of 04/25/13 + Shadeisms

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Another week gone already, and it was a busy one. There was a lot of work to do, but fortunately it was all work I liked doing to a more or lesser extent. There were three essays to write or finish writing: one on the legal philosophical question of whether or not legal research is a science. My 3,500-word essay condensed into four? “Who the hell cares?” The second was an examination of a recent court case. It was a short essay, we had a 1,200-word limit, but it turns out that having so few words to tell your story in is actually much more difficult than just being able to elaborate on everything. Seeing as I tend to be slightly verbose (just slightly though), this was good practice. Finally, I’ve been busy with the working of competition law on hospitals and other health care providers. Now that one is nowhere near done yet, but I’ve made good progress this week. I want to have a good portion done by the end of next week so I can send it in to my supervisor for further comments. On top of all of that I even managed to come close to putting the final touches on a Cblog I want to post next week or so. I hope it’ll be good.

This is the first particularly busy week I’ve had in a while, and only now did I really see Project Curaga pay off. I managed to pretty well keep a schedule of starting my work at 9 or 10AM and staying more or less on track until the end of the day. I never would’ve been able to do that two months ago. It’s really quite surprising to me how much of an effect a simple thing like “go to bed on time” can have. For good behavior I rewarded myself every night with a good couple of hours of video games: mostly that one with all the monsters and the hunting. I forget what it’s called. Right now I’m rocking a full set of Volvidon armor, which gives a large attack and evasion bonus, and which I managed to adjust so it also gives more stamina. Always handy.

Oh, and it looks sweet.



I like the demon look on the female version.
I am thinking of taking the time out to slay a bunch of Gigginox for the increased monster exhaustion and the decreased stamina loss their armor set gives, except that Gigginox are dicks. Like, such massive dicks.


Fun fact: its weak point is its head. “Which side is the head?”, you ask? Exactly. Dicks.

Either way, there’s not much else for me to talk about unless you are massively interested in competition law in the health care sector or how big of a dick Gigginox is (such a dick), so let’s get cappin’!

* - Farewell Fap, we hardly knew ye. Fortunately, Zombie Orwell does everything in his power to keep the memory alive.

A - Kbirth is wondering about the announced Xbox reveal. It certainly doesn't seem like it'll have the punch the previous Xbox reveal had. No Elijah Wood, for one.

P - Faps or no faps, there will always be a Fapcast! Episode 12 with Strider, Phil and no Glowbear. Also Injustice. Lots of Injustice.

A - Strider examines the meta-game for Injusti-...goddammit Strider, can you and Injustice please get a room?!

A - Apparently the Virtual Boy had games on it, some of which may have even been decent...ish.

A - Here are some predictions for the Xbox reveal, all of which seem completely reasonable.



Don't you give me that look.

I - Christerious introduces himself to a game blog by saying he doesn't play much video games. It's okay though, it's only for time reason. Besides, he makes up for it with soundtracks and streams.

F - PC Friday Night Fights and Hot Dog Princess because Swishiee doesn't know what to talk about. LSP is where it's at man.

T - Oh shit, always-online is coming to WiiU now? I am so sad now.

A - Ray organized an event for a ton of artists to draw Zelda-related stuff. There's some really cool art in here.

A - It's certainly no Zelda, but Podtoid fan-art is cool too!

M - I've played so much of this game, but never noticed how good the music was! That doesn't happen to me very often. So thanks for sharing this Sonic Heroes song, amxwolf!

C - If you like Europa Universalis, killias has a promotion.

C - There's not much structure to this Bioshock blog.







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This month's bloggers wanted was inspired by the internal enjoyment we had at reading TheBlondeBass' promoted blog on faking conversational anime knowledge. And now it seems as good a time as ever to pretend to know what's going on since the new Fate/Grand Order game launched and qtoid is talking about it. I am a big fan of the character design of Artoria in the blue dress, or Artoria in the suit, or Artoria in the red dress. But seriously, we enjoyed the format so much that we want to ask the community for their own ideas at faking it at all sorts of things.

But this prompt is not just for anime, of course. The video game industry is fractured with all sorts of niche interests that only an insane rich person with no job could realistically know everything about. This month's bloggers wanted is about taking a subject you want to offer advice on faking knowledge about in order to help the greater community, for better or for worse. If this doesn't sound serious, don't worry, you're not supposed to take it seriously. You don't have to be an expert in whatever you talk about any more than Bass is an expert in anime.

I seriously don't know if that was a compliment or an insult.

Offer advice on anything you can expand your mind on. Want to help people get into character action games? The more Ss you put into its grading system, the cooler it is! Want to convince people to get into the Neptunia series? Just say "Nep-Nep!" and you're all set to convince people of your technical knowledge! Can you get someone into RTS game by just talking about your APM? Someone's bound to believe some random technical jargon you made up!

To get started, start a blog and title it "Faking it: [your blog title here]." Then you can be as serious or facetious as you want as you provide advice on any number of things: learning how to play fighting games, trying a long-running franchise you've probably neglected, or even explaining a game's timeline. Heck, you can probably seriously try on that last one and we still wouldn't believe you.

Good luck this month. Only true cowards rely on facts. Real heroes pretend to know what they're doing!



Current Community Contests
PREPARE TO CONTEST - The Master Gaming List Birthday Giveaway!

Good Morning/Evening/Yesterday, my Friends/Robots/INSERT WAIFU HERE,

More or less a week ago, the Master Gaming List turned one year old. I had a speech prepared, but the blog editor ate it four or five times over the last few days, so I'm kind of winging it now.

Despite all of the threatening and cajoling I initially made to get you all on the list, I never imagined I'd still be adding names a year later (and by "you all", I mostly mean GajKnight). It was kind of a ridiculous undertaking at first, trying to make a semi-permanent, easily-updatable list of everyone's contact info. I'm not even sure what everyone was being hyped over last year that got me to do this.

That said, I'm glad it came together, and this list has lead to many other things for me on Destructoid; whether it was me becoming our laziest, cuddliest Community Manager, or our laziest, cuddliest Reviews-type-person, I have always enjoyed the full love and support of this community.

In thanks, and with the assistance of quite a few others, I've gathered up a number of game keys to give away to you all.

The Contest

I've never run a contest before, so let's keep things simple. Write me a haiku about your favorite game.

Rules

1. The haiku must not include the title of the game.

2. I will accept any other form of structured poetry if you are unable to haiku but can iambic pantameter (you monster).

3. Please state what key you are going for, and a backup if that one is taken (admittedly, it's quantity over variety here)

4. The tentative end date of the contest will be August 13th, and will be bumped at least once during that time.

Available Keys

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-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
-The Witness
-Citadel: Forged With Fire (Multiple Keys)
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Thank you to all 282 of you who have made the Master List a successful project over the past year! I will continue updating it into the forseeable future.


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