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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 11/07/13 + Shadeisms

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Well, we certainly had another exciting day today in the Cblogs, didnít we?

Much like Andy Dixonís blog a few weeks ago, a lot of great things were said in Charís blog today, and especially in the comments. I think I speak for a lot of us when I say that seeing Dale, Jordan, Chris and everyone else get into the community to tell us that everythingís going to be alright gave us a much-needed boost in confidence. Me, Iím already curious to see what theyíve got planned for us next week, the little teases. (Oh, and in the mean time congrats to Chris for the promotion!)
At any rate, reading all of what they had to say made more confident in Destructoidís future than Iíve been in a long time. Weíre going to make it through this and weíre doing it together if I have to drag you buttholes kicking and screaming.

...Which makes it kind of ironic that I wonít be having much time for it at all. Now please donít take this as some sort of major announcement or whatever, but I am going to cut back on my Recaps time a little, and if the procrastination demon doesnít get the best of me Dtoid as a whole. All of the schoolwork I have to do simply doesnít allow me to spend too much time on the internet anymore as much as Iíd like to. As much as I like doing the caps, every hour spent on these Ėisms is an hour I couldíve spent finishing that chapter on EU competition law.

Again, and I canít stress this enough, this is by no means a resignation of any sort. Hell, Destructoid is one of the few things keeping me sane right now, so Iíll be damned if Iíll give any of this up. That's just the effect you guys have on me, I guess. Just donít expect any in-depth Shadeisms from me for at least a couple of weeks or any witty pictures grasped from the depths of the internet. Dunno, does anyone expect that from me? Probably not. What you should expect is me to come back swinging once everything is done and dusted. It will happen. Until that time, these Ėisms will probably consist of a few random paragraphs tops, and on the off chance that Iíve had time to play video games a word or two on that.

Either way, Iím going to call it a day now and let the blogs speak for themselves. I swear to god that chapter is getting done today.

Oh, wait. ONE FINAL THING: As I post this it is Friday the 8th of November, which means that today is the last day you can enter my contest! Do you want to win The Typing of the Dead, Dark Souls, The Binding of Isaac, Pathologic and Trine? Then get your fat behind over there and enter! The winner is going to be selected tomorrow as early as I can be bothered, so donít miss it!


* - If there was ever a blog I'd topsauce for the comments alone, this would be it. The comments here are wonderful and reassuring. A big thanks to everyone who voiced their thoughts here, especially to the staff. And a big thanks to Char for voicing his concerns with the site in a reasonable way.

* - And here's the follow-up, with even more wonderful comments. Gratz again Chris (I feel like such a newbie for not remembering you as Magnalon)

A - Valve has been going on the offensive lately. Will it work though?

A - Brings a tear to my eye: UsurpMyProse breaks up with his trusty 360. I hope they find love again.

A - Every once in a while you just come across a game that singlehandedly makes you remember why you are a gamer in the first place. JoyfulSanity just had one of those moments with Pokťmon X.

A - I love blogs about how someone became a gamer. This is Agidyne's!

A - Gearbox has been doing some things spectacularly wrong if you ask GlowBear.

A - Grethiwha gives a quick update on what Jim Sterling is going to be up to in the future, and gives him a proper farewell. Because he deserves it.

C - OpiumHerz won the Blizzcon virtual ticket but doesn't have time to go. Enter his contest, and maybe you'll get to go instead. Also, make sure to check this blog out at least once. Trust me.

I - I've seen you around on the forums, welcome to our turf!

V - A video on teh graphix.

T - Come now, everyone knows Mario is secretly the bad guy. Why else did you think Luigi was afraid of everything? Trauma, I tell you.




? - I have no time to try to comprehend this. So here you go, you try.

V - Pee Wee's Playhouse meets Ninja Gaiden, because why not?

L - Now it's just a matter of time before someone photoshops Mr. Destructoid giving someone a blowjob.

F - Too soon man, too soon.



- ShadeOfLight
May you always find water and shade

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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment
Fake it until you make it

This month's bloggers wanted prompt is something we stole. You see, by stealing this idea, you have no idea how truly inept I actually am. By pretending to know what I'm doing, I have clearly used my ill-gotten status to meet such big-time celebrities as Darlington Woolie "Pie Stealer" Madden or Sara from [insert pixel indie game studio here].

This month's bloggers wanted was inspired by the internal enjoyment we had at reading TheBlondeBass' promoted blog on faking conversational anime knowledge. And now it seems as good a time as ever to pretend to know what's going on since the new Fate/Grand Order game launched and qtoid is talking about it. I am a big fan of the character design of Artoria in the blue dress, or Artoria in the suit, or Artoria in the red dress. But seriously, we enjoyed the format so much that we want to ask the community for their own ideas at faking it at all sorts of things.

But this prompt is not just for anime, of course. The video game industry is fractured with all sorts of niche interests that only an insane rich person with no job could realistically know everything about. This month's bloggers wanted is about taking a subject you want to offer advice on faking knowledge about in order to help the greater community, for better or for worse. If this doesn't sound serious, don't worry, you're not supposed to take it seriously. You don't have to be an expert in whatever you talk about any more than Bass is an expert in anime.

I seriously don't know if that was a compliment or an insult.

Offer advice on anything you can expand your mind on. Want to help people get into character action games? The more Ss you put into its grading system, the cooler it is! Want to convince people to get into the Neptunia series? Just say "Nep-Nep!" and you're all set to convince people of your technical knowledge! Can you get someone into RTS game by just talking about your APM? Someone's bound to believe some random technical jargon you made up!

To get started, start a blog and title it "Faking it: [your blog title here]." Then you can be as serious or facetious as you want as you provide advice on any number of things: learning how to play fighting games, trying a long-running franchise you've probably neglected, or even explaining a game's timeline. Heck, you can probably seriously try on that last one and we still wouldn't believe you.

Good luck this month. Only true cowards rely on facts. Real heroes pretend to know what they're doing!



Current Community Contests
PREPARE TO CONTEST - The Master Gaming List Birthday Giveaway!

Good Morning/Evening/Yesterday, my Friends/Robots/INSERT WAIFU HERE,

More or less a week ago, the Master Gaming List turned one year old. I had a speech prepared, but the blog editor ate it four or five times over the last few days, so I'm kind of winging it now.

Despite all of the threatening and cajoling I initially made to get you all on the list, I never imagined I'd still be adding names a year later (and by "you all", I mostly mean GajKnight). It was kind of a ridiculous undertaking at first, trying to make a semi-permanent, easily-updatable list of everyone's contact info. I'm not even sure what everyone was being hyped over last year that got me to do this.

That said, I'm glad it came together, and this list has lead to many other things for me on Destructoid; whether it was me becoming our laziest, cuddliest Community Manager, or our laziest, cuddliest Reviews-type-person, I have always enjoyed the full love and support of this community.

In thanks, and with the assistance of quite a few others, I've gathered up a number of game keys to give away to you all.

The Contest

I've never run a contest before, so let's keep things simple. Write me a haiku about your favorite game.

Rules

1. The haiku must not include the title of the game.

2. I will accept any other form of structured poetry if you are unable to haiku but can iambic pantameter (you monster).

3. Please state what key you are going for, and a backup if that one is taken (admittedly, it's quantity over variety here)

4. The tentative end date of the contest will be August 13th, and will be bumped at least once during that time.

Available Keys

-Stellaris
-Aporia: Beyond The Valley (Multiple Keys)
-The Witness
-Citadel: Forged With Fire (Multiple Keys)
-Armello
-Undertale
-ABZU

Thank you to all 282 of you who have made the Master List a successful project over the past year! I will continue updating it into the forseeable future.


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