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Cblogs of 08/29/13 + Shadeisms

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Weeeeeeeeell I got nuthin'.

This week was pretty uneventful. I've been working a bit, I played some more Pikmin 3 and some other games on Steam. Mostly Ys: The Oath in Felghana which is pretty good, but I liked Ys: Origin better. Played Papers, Please as well, which is an interesting experiment if nothing else.

Other than that, I started rewatching the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, which I haven't done in many years for reasons beyond the grasp of mortal ken. I had completely forgotten how utterly pointless Dead Man's Chest is. Literally nothing gets resolved in that movie. And when they DO look like they've resolved something in the last five minutes of the movie, they immediately decided to UNDO said resolving. Which is what we see in At World's End. Oh well. I still like these movies, and it's fun watching them again and/or trying to get my grubby hands on those kickass soundtracks.

That's all I got, so have some music!



* - (This blog was missed earlier, so I'm taking it now) Nanbu wrote a good blog that raises valid points on making characters into inclusion checklists...but can we have ever so slightly less name-calling next time? Pretty please?

P - The new Communitoid is right on cue for PAX. It also has nuns and dildos, make of that what you will.

A - Having discussed the best parts of this console generation last time, Cinderquill now takes a look at the dark side.

A - Can GlowBear bring ethics into the world of Pokmon? Read on to find out!

A - DapperMouse (I like that username, "dapper" is a good word) provides an interesting look on the world of Dragon Age, and how it would suck living in it.

A - A lenghty look at the Nintendo 2DS. Personally I think it's not really as difficult as people make it out to be, but that's neither here nor there.





E - PanaMusica is taking Scield to PAX, and he could use some suggestions for cool photo ops.

E - Marche100 does some effective guilt tripping to get his avatar adopted.

E - Going to PAX? Here are some bars you might want to check out!

D - Design on Sprout's Tale is still going steady. Gotta say I think it looks pretty good.

N - Another day, another shooting blamed on video games.

T - I never heard of Conquest Mode before, but it sounds like the coolest shit. Pixielated is competely right then to want it back for Soul Calibur II HD.





C - The many woes of international shipping.







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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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