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Cblogs of 5/12/09 + Pendeltonisms

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So I decided to stop by an Asian grocery store near my house today, since I never have before, and I’ve heard good things about lychee juice. Well, while there, I picked up a bottle of what I thought was lychee juice, but was just some other drink. Feeling thirsty, I popped off the cap in the car to take a drink. Only, there was no cap to be found, only a glass bead lodged in the top to stop any drink from coming out. It took me 15 minutes to open up that fucker. Anyone know of an easy way to open said bottle (there’s Japanese moonspeak and a picture of a whale on the front)?

Speaking of drinks, I bet you’re all thirsty for come cblogs, aren’t ya? Well, in today’s blogs, we’ve got a shit-ton of videogame music, City of Heroes news, and the return of everyone’s favorite failure.

Cblog recaps: Good for nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, and diarrhea.



*-FRONTPAGE ALERT: What if the game worlds we saw were other dimensions?

*-Great listing of a bunch of amazing videogame music projects you may not have heard about.

*-Wow: a look back at Game Player’s Gametapes, and boy are they spectacular.

*-Great, now I have a boner: how Mass Effect writing could be made better by following the teachings of Vonnegut.

*-Holy awesome: Manny Calvera made using one of thise little Munny figures.

*-Oh, you lucky bastard: zgerhard gets his hands on, and does a great review of, Raiden Fighters Aces. DO WANT.



S-Ten things in moonspeak you didn’t know about BAHS.

S-Bwark-Kupo is starting up a new series which takes a closer look at the heroes we play and the baddies we fight.

P-Aww! Fuck that, post it anyway!

P-FAILCAST records tonight…yes, again.

P-Backwards-Compatible Ep. 10 inexplicably featuring TazarTheYoot.



Blah.



S-Newcomer Zoel is trying to make a Dtoid RPG Maker game. Help him/her/it out!/

S-Anyone out there make up backstories for your vdeogame protagonists?



N-That superhero MMO goes rogue with a new expansion.

V-A Chinatown Wars video review from a recently-returned Charles Sharam.

R-A micro-review of Persona 4.

T-An undeserved wall of text for Altered Beast. Good read, though.

T-Good question: shouldn’t “choices” in videogames be mandatory?



F-DEADPOOL MOVIE. That is all.

S-Who doesn’t like free shit: Unboxing LOTRO with Magnalon.

S-And here’s a different unboxing (same prize) with more California-branded cancer.

S-and yet ANOTHER unboxing, with the addition of pimp hat.



More blah.



F-No.

F-Don’t even get me started…

[b]F-Oh, look who came back. Also, thanks for telling us your sexual orientation.[/b

F-OMG PODTOID WUZ AWSUM LAWL.

(Pendelton21)

FPoTD
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Villains that did nothing wrong

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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