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Cblogs of 07/12/11 + Calgary Stampedisms!


Dag yo! So, Iím tired since Iíve been partying it up at the Calgary Stampede! It started out with Will and Kate making an appearance at the parade on Friday, then the show kicked off and Iíve shown my buddy around on the Sunday, then on Monday night I went to go see the super awesome and super pretty LIGHTS in concert on the grounds, and Iíll be going probably at least another 2 Ė 3 times the rest of this week! Itís a wee bit tiring! Still, seeing all the ladies in their cowgirl outfits (or the summer outfits in general . . . ;-D) makes it really all worth it! ^_^ Hahaha!

Also, Iíll probably be booking my flight to Seattle for PAX tomorrow, plus Iím going to be having an ďAsian-offĒ against LawofThermalPoopmatics, since itís on like Donkey Kong! =P

Yet one more thing, I get to do something Iíve always wanted to do, and itís damn near incredible. In a couple weeks, Iíll be going to Seattle (yeah . . . again, hahaha) to see my beloved MANCHESTER UNITED play . . . in person . . . against the Seattle Sounders at QWEST Field! I am excited like none other! GLORY GLORY MAN UNITED! =D

Enjoy a picture of LIGHTS wearing a White Calgary Stampede Cowgirl Hat! ^_^

*- Destructoid Intern Ė Daniel Starkey Ė gives us a quick introduction![/i]

*- Digital Distribution: The Evolution of Deception (Pssst! Itís by everyoneís favorite panda . . . RenegadePanda!)

*- DEBATOID (Yes, I refer to itís original name! =P): Has rhythm action gaming had its heyday?

*- F.3.A.R. Ė The Evolution Of The F.E.A.R. Series (Hey garethxxgod . . .Onterrible Sucks! =P)

*- Nostaljourney Episode 06: Resident Evil 2 (Itís by that stupid faceless/blank avatar guy named Wry Guy . . . who wonít get to Breath of Fire III for some dumb reason . . .)

*- A Re-introduction to me Ė Ali D (that rhymes!) (A) This post caused Y0j1mb0 to comment, B) Ali D is a terrible Scotsman and doesnít wear a kilt 24/7, and C) his football team sucks! =P)

*- Digital Distribution: Looking Out for the Little Guy (Itís another week and itís another Monthly Musing by manasteel88, need I say more?)

M- Digital Distribution: Or, How I Learned to Love the Disk (itís also The Amazing Kylunís Intro post yo!)

M- Digital Distribution: Nowhere to Run

M- Digital Distribution: The Death of the Used Games Market

M- Digital Distribution: Steam is awesome!

P- Bulltoid 038 Ė Akumageddon!

A- ourmoonlitsun writes a nice article Ė Modern War: Games Versus Film

M- Digital Distribution: Bring it on, I say

M- Digital Distribution: Of Freedom, and Realization (This too is Vitruvius Otokoís ďintroĒ post!)

No contests yo!

S- Gun Sageís Update About Stuff And Also Things You Probably Donít Care About

T- PlanetPanton shares Why Iím thinking about switching to PC.

R- Iím pretty sure this is FalconSupremeís review of F.3.A.R. Ė From the Seas to Superhero

No culture today folks!

C- It was his first blog and I think it was a Monthly Musing, but it could be better . . .

C- Come on taterchimp! This is something that has been done to death! -_-Ď

C- Far too many generalizations and rant-like anger for my liking . . .

F- Far too random with a massive lack of information . . .

F- And this is just straight up terrible . . . >_<


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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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