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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 07/12/12 and Mangasms

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I'll be back to less stark, mechanically functional recaps soon enough. Going through some stuff, and some things. Don't have a single moment of desire for any kind of creativity or levity.

Poop.

I hope that made you laugh, it's the best I can do right now.

* - I want these on my wall.

* - I feel automatically compelled to topsauce some members here. In fairness, I always read the blogs first. I topsauced this one after being wary of topsaucing it based on the fact that Occams wrote it and I love him. But then I topsauced it anyways because it was great. Funny how these things work.

S - The second part of a very cool new series.

A - Some people like Dark Souls, and other people are COMMUNISTS. But in all honesty, this is a pretty fair look at Dark Souls from the perspective of someone who isn't just a raving fanboy...and a Communist.

A - A neat look at risk and reward systems, specifically those in the roguelike genre.

M - Some musings about 2012.

M - More o' that, and BRAAAINS

M - Lots of musings this month.



T - A neat look at Steams new TV oriented interface.

T - Some short thoughts on Braid.
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L - Yes, a DS emulator would be helpful to all. Oh wait - if you want to steal DS games, you could just get an R4 or something. Or just not be a dick and buy them since they cost about as much as the gum I spit on the ground last night. But whatevs.

R - Some *yawn* thoughts about......zzzflurgh, sorry, Ahem. Star Wars *nnnnggg* Old rep *yawn* ublic.

R - zzzzzzz......

R - And more stuff. About stuff.

F - I suggest using the Wii U to drop on small crabs at the beach. It is an excellent crushing device for small crabs. Alternatively, you could rip the guts out of it, and use it as a home for said crabs if you are against the crushing of small crabs. I find that crushing the crabs into a fine paste first makes them much easier to can for later consumption. But the choice is yours, really. I'm sure the Wii U has other functions also, but I mostly just use mine to crush and eat small shelled beach denizens.



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