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Cblogs of 05/24/11 + Funkisms!


Dag yo! Sorry for the somewhat late caps mates. Long story short, was in the hospital very early in the morning since my Dad was suffering of extreme dizziness and nausea and got home extremely tired and exhausted in mid-afternoon. Hes all right though, which is the good thing. Aside from that, nothing too much going on. Posted my 1,500th game blog on the weekend, going to a Death Cab for Cutie concert tomorrow, its my birthday on Thursday, and the Champions League Final is on Saturday. One of the longest serving members of Manchester United (Gary Neville) had his testimonial match today. Those of you who follow football, should know that it was also a reunion for The Class of 1992. Im tired so thats it for today.

*- Elsa writes a lovely reminiscing blog . . . It all started with a Break and Enter

*- Stephanie K is looking for help to get Streamtoid started!

*- P2 Press Start: Make Believe (rexwolf2)

*- Relative newcomer eisley is keeping up with the great blogs! Nintendo: A Confusing Relationship

*- P2 Press Start: Romance in the Arcade

*- Its a triple birthday! Started by our Dtoid New York homeboy, power-glove, who also gives shout outs to JackShadow and Joseph Orcist Leray!

A- Gilded Corona has a positive view on something that most people complain about nowadays. Single-Player Gaming: Decline or Evolution?

P- Zero Cool Episode 29: Unusual Nakamura

P- Bulltoid 30 Dungeons & Bulltoid 1

W- Congratulations to manasteel88 and Handy for winning Corduroy Turtles Caption Contest! d(-d)

I- A reintroduction for our friend Hkun!

S- PDP Candace shares her tale about playing a video game made by a 5 year old.

T- ManWithNoName has some thoughts about . . . No-News

R- Andre Navarro has an Unexpectedly Negative Opinion of L.A. Noire

T- Miles Schasteen shares his thoughts on the old school Ghoul School

No culture today mates!

No other today either!

Well this is one hell of a day! NO FAIL . . . except on the San Jose Sharks for losing to the Hongcouver Canucks, hahaha! =P


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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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