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Cblogs of 11/12/09 + Strykisms

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Today's recaps are brought to you by 5-Hour Energy energy drinks! 5-Hour Energy! The low-calorie, sugar-free pick-me-up that'll help you face the day with no crash later!

I have been the proud consumer of 5-Hour Energy energy drinks for nearly a year now. Let me tell you that this stuff works. I don't drink it often in order to avoid dependency, but when I've got a long road trip ahead or I'm really pushing myself to get a long workday rolling, I know what I'm reaching for.

I had an incident this past Tuesday that I'd like to share with you. Suffering an uncomfortable night of indigestion, I had only managed two hours of sleep before the six o'clock alarm. I must then make an hour-long commute down to the Florida Atlantic University campus for my part-time job as a computer lab assistant. Who drives that distance for a position that offers no health plan? Losers desparate for money, that's who.

At promptly two o'clock, I make the drive back home to work another two hours at my local high school as a math tutor. Recently, I've been doing algebra remediation, short little courses to help students review for make-up tests. I only had three students this day but from the migraine I received thanks to this one little punk you would think I juggled thirty. He refused to participate, refused to do the work. I tried to explain the concepts and he just stared at his paper, doing little pencil swirlies.

Look, kid. It's simple. You plug the coordinates and slope into the equation in order to find the y-intercept. We did it two times together on the board. You don't even have to think. Just look at the board and repeat those steps for your particular problem. I'm not doing it for you. No! We can't go over fractions! You are in high school! That's middle school material!

Listen, you little bastard! I got two hours of sleep, made a two-hour round-trip commute to and from another job where I make just enough to cover the gas it takes to drive there, and then I come here to this bullshit! Are you fucking kidding me!? Are we doing this today? TODAY!? You don't want to make an effort like these other guys? Fine. I'm ignoring you for the rest of the afternoon. What do I care if you fail your retake. I still get paid.

If it wasn't for 5-Hour Energy, I would have killed someone. I would have killed someone then danced into oncoming traffic naked. That would have made for some great headlines, though! Fuckin' A!

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RECAPS AHEAD: Due to the high volume of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 coverage lately, all blogs that make mention of the game will be denoted by the COD OF WAR label. This serves as a warning that what you are about to read is full of grit and machismo.


*- To channel George Carlin, game reviews are fine. The people are fucked.

*- Maniac Mansion's purple meteor in a jar for display. God damn, that's awesome.

*- Game length vs. game quality as explained with peanut butter sandwiches. I'm hungry. COD OF WAR

*- The composer from The Transformers arranged the Gran Turismo 5 theme!


A- Here's how the new James Bond game should be.
S- Nothing wrong with holding Wind Waker as your favorite Zelda game, but DJKay defends his choice anyway.
S- dTunes, Justice's Demo Cuts, Day 4: Producers, the people behind the music
S- Got UT3? Play with your balls in this mod.
S- Wry Guy's Wryview of Wrynal Wrantasy V Advance.


E- How to work the chat channel for Wry Guy's Fatal Destructoid tournie.


D- Mr. Destructoid is running for president! You heard it here first!
D- Destructoid is an acceptable source for a college term paper.
S- drizzt really knows how to celebrate his girlfriend's birthday... COD OF WAR


N- This week, Euros finally get to buy The Biggest Loser. COD OF WAR
N- Good job at curbing those cheaters, Infinity Ward. COD OF WAR
N- Using the power of JOURNALISM, Dinin Vorta shares everything we know about Deus Ex 3 so far.
V- Wow. Tasteful. COD OF WAR
R- Borderlands is rated five Shadows and an Eggman.
T- Multiplayer on the PC is poopy. COD OF WAR
T- Remember when games came in cardboard boxes? THOSE were flimsy. COD OF WAR
T- Knife fight. COD OF WAR
$- This eBay Germany PS3 Slim listing is a deal, I guess.


F- Five properties that deserve the anime treatment.


R- Every conversation with every "AI" bot ever.
V- Dealing with a trophy whore.


F- First blog of the evening. Off to a great start. COD OF WAR
F- Cock-a-doodle-doo.
F- Aren't you just the sweetest thing?


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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.

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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