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Cblogs of 1/18/09 + SilverDragonisms

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It is just me, or have a lot of the older members of Destructoid completely stopped posting as of late. Well that's not true, because a lot of the older members have come out to post about the recent drama. Not counting that though, it really doesn't fell like the older members are posting anymore. I don't know why that is, but I do know it has left the Cblogs feeling very empty and "blah" lately.

This emptiness, left by some of the older members, has started to be filled by newer members who are bringing their own flavor of writing, creativity, and art to the Cblogs. Some of these people, who I recommend you check out, include Tehmtnlion, Mikey, Rampancy, and seigfreid. They all have their own unique styles and personalities which I think adds a lot to the Destructoid community, and make the Cblogs not feel so empty anymore. There are many other newer members, of course, who also contribute a lot to the community, but unfortunately I can't name everyone. What I can say is that the Destructoid community is growing by leaps and bounds, and I hope we are all giving the new members the chance they deserve to shine.

Ok now onto the recaps .... but I of course can't start the recaps without your daily dragon picture. :-)






*-Tehmtnlion presents part 5 of his multipart "Genuinely Scary Story" ...
*-... and then, thanks to popular demand, Tehmtnlion posts part 6 of his "Genuinely Scary Story"



A-EX35 explains how to put a double bass in drums for Rock Band/Guitar Hero:WT
A-SystemFZero presents the Top 10 Video Game Footwear
A-mistic implores us all to save the Wii now before it's to late!
S-Rampancy Plays a Crappy Game - My Boyfriend (DS)
P-TheCollegeGamer Podcast Ep. 8 records tonight and needs your questions!
M-Playing with Others: In Utero



E-Win a copy of Braid from Jonathan Blow



I-Drel introduces himself to the Destructoid community
S-Phalanxxx apparently has a problem with actually finishing long games ...
S-PacoDG recaps Otronicon 2009 from Orlando, FL
S-michiyoyoshiku talks about what he's reading and playing in January
R-Otomiruninja's XBOX360 died today ... the RRoD strikes again!



N-More news on Bob's game and how Bob's house was broken into by the Yakuza
N-Rumertoid: Mass Effect could be heading to PS3
N-Killzone 2 on sale on eBay
N-Gamesradar.com has a feature up about the many faces of Mario ... check it out!
V-Vexed Alex found a video of a cute puppy in Halo3
V-Unsolved Mysteries: The Mario Brothers
T-seigfreid shares his thoughts on Shadow of the Colossus
T-GECKO can't get a jump shot in L4D
T-Danshir doesn't like the Class System in most MMORPGs
T-Special K is mad that Army of Two was so hyped up before release, then SUCKED!
T-superezekiel shares his thoughts on Resistance 2



A-Completely random art dump by Matthew Blake
F-seigfreid loves the movie Big Trouble in Little China ... but I mean who doesn't?



L-Otomiruninja thinks you'll laugh at these L4D videos, but I didn't.
L-I wanted to fail this blog about Naruto praying to Jesus, but it's to damn funny!
L-There are simply no words to describe how hilarious and messed up this music video is!



F-I think the internet just exploded!
F-Fail #2 of the day
F-Fail #3 of the day
F-Fail #4 of the day
F-Fail #5 of the day



-(SilverDragon1979)

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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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