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Cblogs of 8/11/09 + Strykisms (Quantum Leap Edition)

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Oh ho? What is this? It would appear that dark forces prevented Tuesday's recaps from appearing, so I have gone back in time to right the wrongs and play some lotto numbers. I just couldn't bear to see a gap in our precious recap history (not like it hasn't happened before, but back then you guys didn't have me serving as a timecop).

Tonight's recap will show up as scheduled if I can make it back. I can only hope that by putting things right, my next leap will be the leap home.




*- Play Folklore or get raped by a chimpanzee.

*- Electro Lemon and Zombutler will solve Destructoid's troll problem with a belly full of Hot Pockets.

*- Your Mega Man customs. GIVE ME!

*- It may be fan fiction, but this Ratchet & Clank movie script is still a hoot to read!


A- How Super Mario Bros. 2 shaped ThaFNFreak as a gamer.
A- BenelliM4 reimagines Dead Rising's Frank West as an escaped convict.
S- emotoaster's Quick Hits tells you what anime you should watch right now... or not.
S- dTunes, Mr. Dillinger style, Day 2: Film composer Hans Zimmer.
S- In this week's Off-Brand Games, I played Snood, the inbred second cousin of Bust-a-Move.
M- Prof Doctor's mouse-and-keyboard combo is his security blanket.
M- TewDee can't do combos.
P- Failcast 46 is recording. On an unrelated note, Necros spontaneously combusted today.


W- Naim Master wins aborto's hand-me-downs! Round of applause!


E- There will be no non-sanctioned filming of any kind at BlizzCon this year.
S- Tone Marley is going to drive 500 laps in Forza Motorsport 2. Good luck with that.


N- You're right! Riding the Wii horse peripheral does look like reverse sex with a Hard Hat!
N- Same story as above, but this one includes Jim Sterling riding a toucan.
N- This is what you'll find in the latest update to Xbox Live Indie Games.
N- The new Team Fortress 2 update is like school on Sunday.
N- The Borderlands box art is awesome. I don't know what you people are smoking.
N- On the other hand, I'm not lovin' the box art for A Boy and His Blob. I think it's the font.
N- Another bit about the TF2 classless update.
V- Mega64 spoofs Are You Afraid of the Dark? Awesome.
V- Project SPF gives a dude an epileptic seizure in Call of Duty 4.
V- Ju-on is as unsettling in game flavor as it is in movie flavor.
R- SyntaxError looks back fondly at Crash Team Racing.
R- mcbennet kicks Bionic Commando developer Grin while it's down.
R- Reverend Macro is addicted to Defender Chronicles on his iPod.
R- GamingGoddess splurged on Mighty Flip Champs!
P- LongArmBleam checks out the Darkest of Days demo.
P- VVVGamer is reVVVing up for DiRT 2.
P- MrJohans0n snuggled in the tub with the Batman: Arkham Asylum demo.
T- tgammet played the Batman: Arkham Asylum demo, Call of Duty 2, and others.
T- Discarded Couch Sandwich renews his JRPG vows, finds a spelling error in Trauma Center, and calls out his girlfriend for being a heartless Pokmon murderer.
T- SuitcoatAvenger loves bears and boxing raptors in his Tekken 2, don't you?
T- Dao2-SKP loves Skies of Arcadia so much that he stares at the male characters' junk.
T- Pathologic, dawn of the sixth day.
D- prolifikstudio is hard at work with some big doings.


A- Justice gives a shout-out to Destructoid and unveils a sweet Scratch-O DJ digital painting.
A- Akiba was denied leaving his legacy with this game-themed mural in Billings, Montana.
M- What a coincidence! I just received the Rockman 9 arrange album in the mail the other day!
S- The HAWP Season 1 DVD will come when Burch learns how to make a DVD.


L- Electro Lemon rediscovers Nicktoons and SpongeBob SquarePants is still twisted as fuck.


S- Activision is Satan. Thanks for the hot tip.
S- Is Borderlands still coming out on October 20th? Yes it is. Check back again next week to see if the date changes.
F- The c0median is going to QuakeCon. Question: Who are you?
F- STOP SCREAMING! YOU ARE HURTING MY EARS!
F- Oooooh! You said the 'F' word!


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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.

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