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Cblogs of 2-02-09 and Qalamarisms

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Wow, what a day. It's amazing how the community grabbed hold of SilverDragon's "10 things" suggestion and ran it from one end zone to the other. People have been remarkably open and I've learned a lot about not only the people writing about themselves, but the community as a whole. It really reaffirms to me that this site is something I want to be a part of. As soon as I finish up the recaps for today I'll be writing one of my own.



Apparently there was some sort of sporting event yesterday, and a lot of media attention was paid to a subterranean woodland rodent for some reason I have never been able to comprehend. I have about 100 posts to recap though, so I'd better get to it. If I may make a minor suggestion to the community regarding this phenomenon, why not add a link to your "ten things" article on your sidebar? I think it would be great to be able to go to someone's page in the future and instantly be able to find out a little more about them, even after the 10 things meme has passed us by.

I'd love to add something personal to each of your blogs (I did read each and every one of them) but this is going to be late enough as it is. My apologies.

10 things you didn't know about ...

10-Sylphx
10-NihonTiger90
10-Cowzilla
10-Negfactor
10-ZeeJayTL
10-Shiro
10-A New Challenger (I shooped the poster before I saw this one. Damn!)
10-Furyfire
10-Double 0 Seven
10-Gen Eric Gui
10-Jackal27
10-F Whipple
10-Ben PerLee
10-SleepingAgain
10-Conrad Zimmerman
10-DahnGahlay!
10-Dimly
12-IronPikeman
10-Gemsi
10- XYU
10- Klipsched
10-ProjectExodus
5-Krow
10-The Golden Avatar
10-ZombiePlatypus
10-Colette Bennet
10-TrueB7ue (Woohoo! Halfway through the day!)
10-Eternalplayer2345
10-Dale North
10- FetusMilk
10-Dick McVengeance
10-PsychoSoldier
10-CountingConflict
10-NadeMagnet
10-PappaDukes
10-Xhumation
10-ChillyBilly
10-AimlessSoybeanPlant
10-Perfect Chaos Also an introduction. Welcome to Destructoid.
11-Snakedude4life
10-Perri
10-Ballistic
10-BlueXY
10.5-TheFil
10-Entrager
10-N Nerd
10-MissHinasaki
10-JungListGamer
10-Steel Squirrel
7-NihonTiger90 (supplemental)
11not10.5-SakuChan
10-Samit Sarkar
10-DAO2-SKP
21-Shin Oni (liar!)
10-RiotMonster


*-Best. Dad. Ever.
*-Chad did a full write up on the Puppy Bowl. Have a look, if only for the bit about the streaker.
*-Mushman raged about some... unpleasantness with his PS3 copy of Fallout 3. The man is a master of image-fu.


A-Dronkmonk's family is having issues with their 360. Maybe not what you'd think, though.
A-Nilcam wrote about what Mega Man means to him.
A-Ion Ray mused about some retro games and how his NES acts like it's drunk from time to time.
A-CronosBlade wrote a bit about Street Fighter Zero. Dan scares me.
S-Monday is the day for Destructoid Community Discusses, hosted by Tactix. This week's topic: The Retro Rennaissance.
S-Monday's also the day for Jackal27's excellent Sound Test column. This week he takes a look at Dragon Warrior 5's Ocean Voyage.
S-Necros posted January's completed games list today.
S-NihonTiger90 wants to know, what'd you get? He may not be rolling for much longer...
M-RonBurgandy2010 kicks off this month's musings with his piece on a sense of belonging. Don't be surprised if this gets promoted.
P-Failcast episode 25 is up.
P-Pictures from a party attended by our benevolent robot overlord as the aforementioned sporting event was taking place. There's a link to a podcast, too.


W-Half Left got his winnings from ScottyG's contest and OH GOD PLEASE TAKE MY SHATTERED EYES.


E-Michiyoyoshiku is having a con to spite ScrewAttack! Ok, not really.
I-The 10 things love has inspired some new recruits. Please welcome TopoGigio to the party.
I-And another introduction, this time from (ahem) "Phallus Knife Fight." Great name, and he brought some Podtoid themed artwork to share.
R-Rusty Ghia was hit in the nose for 37 damage! =/


N-Bob from Bob's Game continues to prove to the world that he's bat$#!t loco.
N-The publisher for World of Goo on the PC has filed for Bankruptcy. Nice job, torrentwhores.
N-XYU brings news of Pokemon Indigo, a web-based Pokemon MMO. Take the hint, Nintendo.
N-Bubble Bobble Plus will be coming to Wiiware worldwide soon. Do want.
R-CWal37 shares his opinions on Mirror's Edge.
T- Ali D shares some thoughts about Team Fortress 2. Then sneaks his ten things in at the end. WANKER!
T-Asset wonders what all the kerfuffle is about the RE5 demo. Also a cuisine recommendation, then a retraction of the same.
T-Solivagant reacts to the new Yakuza 3 pictures. Cue Admiral Ackbar.


A-Jackal27 shares a couple of drawings. I really like the pose on Link.
A-GamingGoddess drew a pretty neat Samurai for Y0j1mb0.
A-Dan Paladin linked to a video showing how the Frost King in Castle Crashers took shape.
M-Drel shares a re-remix of Hyadain's Chocobo theme.
M-MPH Tails wrote new lyrics for The Ballad of Curtis Lowe In honor of the Badass of the Month.
F-Apparently Christian Bale flipped the F*** OUT while filming the new Terminator movie yesterday.
S-Rygiz decided to preorder a Pandora. Just remember to close the clamshell on Hope.
S-I would be thrilled to receive one of these Left4Dead themed Valentine's day cards.
S-Diverse picked up some game related stuff this week.


L-Drel posted some funny videos I hadn't seen in years.
L-Someone hacked L4D so that Bill becomes the Hunter. Very impressive work.
R- Nukka Jdav reposts a story from his childhood.
V-Sega made a little tiny piano. Maybe they saw this XKCD comic last week.


F-404'd!
F-Check this one out for CelicaCrazed's comment.

-(Qalamari)

Do we really need a video tonight? I'm tired. Ok, just one.


I don't care whether this is an even or an odd. No doubt in my mind it'll be better than Transformers 2. Yeah, I went there.

FPoTD
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