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Cblogs of 07/03/09 + Garisonisms

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I've been spending a lot of time away from Destructoid and the internet lately. School is out, so I've been partying and hanging out with friends a lot, but it's really nice to get back to the Cblogs and read everyone's stuff.

It was a really awesome day for Cblogs by the way, bravo guys. As you can see by the heaping bowl of topsauce sitting in front of you, you are in for one hell of a meal. Even all the failblogs don't outweigh the win today. I started my recap at 8:30 PM, and it is now 1:00 on the button. Solid 4 and a half hours of Cblog reading. Just what I needed.

One more thing, I just wanted to give a new community member, Elsa a shoutout. I saw her frequent comments around the site today, which are all very thought out and intelligent, and went back and read all her previous blogs. Great stuff, can't wait to see what great content you can bring to the site. <3


*- Cadtalfryn's analysis on why Pikmin is just a big metaphore for imperialism and slavery
*- SnakeDude4Life's silly spoof on all the Examiner.com posts
*- kjohnson1585's assessment on the politics of BioShock in relation to Ayn Rand, confusing, but interesting stuff
*- GamingGoddess talks about her strange StarCraft relationship
*- THIS JUST IN, FFT IS HARD, I kid, gustav marlowe is a good writer
*- BulletMagnet's amazing Obscurerer Tribune #3, I love this feature so hard


A- Musai is confused as to why these videogame companies don't put Japanese dubs into their gamesx
S- 10 things aborto thefetus learned this week: BlazBlue edition
S- Conrad's video blog #6, one year of employment edition
S- things that shaped FNFreak: Arcade edition
P- Failcast episode 41: KNIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVES


C- kauza reminds us about his Fallout 3 contest ending tomorrow


F- friday.night.fights. PlayStation 3
F- friday.night.fights. European edition
F- friday.night.fights. Xbox 360


N- Sony patents things, and musings by Zippyduda
N- The Half-Life 2 mod, Neotokyo is ready for torrent
R- Boatz reviews BioShock, gives it an 8
T- Cadtalfryn's thoughts on The Conduit and it's multiplayer
T- Furyfire's BlazBlue rant, multiplayer troubles
D- balth got to meet Jerry Holkins from Penny Arcade and talk about his iPhone app, wut
$- Gemsi's UK bargains


A- sirinth's amazing cross stitching, over 30 THOUSAND STITCHES!
A- mascot1063's LittleBigPlanet Ghostbuster drawings :)


L- Simmy's Gamerscore is OVER 9000!!!
L- Solgrim is officially in love with someone from BlazBlue ... o ya
V- FrankHowley posts the new Mega64
?- nightv wants to know if he should review the 1/1 scale Gundam in Odiaiba, I say post it on the Tomopop Cblogs too
?- Examiner.com people keep spamming Cblogs, drama happens in comments
?- Yes, it's true, Reverend Anthony DOES have a life outside of Destructoid
?- wut the heck is this


F- squirt's fail contest, I don't think anyone really cares
F- Zombies in Seattle? More like zombies in SHITattle amirite
F- Oh no, not another Examiner.com news story
F- More Examiner.com spam, but the article isn't half bad, plus a letter to yours truly in the comments
F- flydream is a plagiarist, Magnalon says so


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-(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.

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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