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Cblogs of 12/19/13 + Shadeisms


Sorry for the lateness of today's caps, but I was out this morning taking a test for English as a Foreign Language. Because apparently writing a Bachelor's thesis in English, following English language classes for years and recapping English blogs every week is still not enough to convince some bureaucrats that your English proficiency is sufficient.

But anyway, no need for being a grumpypants about the whole thing. At least not any more than I've already done. The test is done, it went well although randomly blurting out English phrases in a room full of other people also blurting out English phrases is kind of awkward, so I've got a couple of days to spare. I still want to finish one paper before Christmas, and after Christmas I've got another exam to study for, but all in all there's light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully in a few weeks I'll finally have time for video games again, not to mention these -isms. It's been too long. Much too long.

In the mean time, I'm finishing up a blog I teased last week (look for it tonight!), and I'm seeing The Hobbit tomorrow.
But first, of course, caps!  

* - Slippery and slidey, it's the best ice levels in video games. Some great choices in here too!

* - It feels like such a long time since Elsa blogged for us. Her new one is about the added value of customizable characters in video games, and as always its incredibly insightful.

S - More censorship? Of course, there is ALWAYS more censorship. Although to be fair I like the censored Bravely Default character better.

A - Christmas. Christmas has changed.

A - Neshoba shares a fun story about his 25th birthday gaming tournaments.

P - The Secret Moon Base makes a glorious return! With mustard!

P - We're already at the second episode of Not'Toid featuring everybody's favorite zombie overlord (who hates me), amazing frog and black grandma.

S - Destructoid is in its 15th chapter of being devastated and destroyed. I'm still not in it because Zombie Orwell hates me now.

D - I know nothing about this game nor its kickstarters, but it's a new dev promoting his stuff, so whatevs.

C - ctu33BSG remembers to play video games for the fun of it.

V - If you really wanted you could watch a video on some dudes favorite Pokémon, but we all know that Eevee wins.

- I know I should be excited about Smaug, but honestly I'm looking forward to Beorn so much.

- ShadeOfLight
May you always find water and shade

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Last week, in the quick posts of Destructoid's community, we saw the rise and fall of community manager Wesley J. Russow. He rose to prominence with his immutable power, only to see it come crashing down as the working class clambered beneath him and tore him down. Truly, the life and times of Westopher G. Raggamuffins was a lesson in live fast, burn hot, crash spectacularly.

Wes went from community darling to lovable despot over the course of a few days. It was a thing of beauty to behold. Truly, nothing is better to witness than a real-life heel turn. Wrestling is nothing without these terms after all. A "Face" is a good guy wrestler who fights the man, stands up for the little guy, and fights fairly while still winning. A "Heel", on the other hand, is a despicable, dastardly villain or even anti-hero. I loved Kurt Angle's antics as this gold medal Olympic winner turned wrestler who wasn't necessarily as likable as his gold medals imply. I loved hating that guy! A good heel is fun to hate, and there's nothing quite like the gasp of shock when watching the turn, when a face uses dirty tricks and turns into a heel.

Let me ask you this: is Kratos a hero? Before we see Kratos return in what I'd call Dad of War, let's not forget Kratos’ sordid past as a hero. In the first game, it was a revenge tale. It was a story of a mythical Spartan warrior who wanted revenge on the God of War who betrayed him. But as the series went on, it became a story about the lengths Kratos would go to justify his vendetta against people who wronged him. He would literally destroy the world just to destroy his enemies. Sure, we played as him, and we were taken on a ride, but would you really put your bet behind him and say, "Yeah, look at that hero!"

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