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Cblogs of 8-21-09 + Old Skool Y0j1mb0isms

   0's been far too long since I've done a recap. Have you missed me? It's okay if you didn't, for I have missed you nevertheless. The best job here in Dtoid in my humble opinion is this one right here. Reading all the cblogs you create on a daily basis. Whether they are good, great, amazing or fail, what everybody here has to remember is that without you blogging, Destructoid wouldn't be half of what it is now. You, the community, are the lifeblood that runs through our gaming robotic entity. While recapping last night's blogs I noticed how little there was to recap. Why back in my days of recapping we had quite a bit more.

I'm here to urge everybody to blog. You don't need to be a fantastic writer to blog y'know. All you gotta do is express yourself about whatever strikes your fancy effectively. The stigma of failing shouldn't deter would be closet bloggers because we all eventually fail before we get better. Hell, I've failed more than my share here but it's the pursuit of clarity, of getting my point, my opinion out and be understood, whether right or wrong, that drives me, as it should you.

To those who haven't blogged in awhile, or those who are lurking in the shadows, enjoying this fine site, I ask of you one thing. Blog more. Know that only through your participation will this fraternity called Destructoid grow and flourish even more.

Now let us take a look at what was last night on the cblogs. Spoiler Alert: There were many blogs that were funny, unique, awesome and even some fail. Lets begin with:

*-This blog wasn't created last night but it NEEDS to be a TOP PICK regardless.
*-Three things to improve the Pokemon Series.
*-Eternal Player talks of remakes and why we love them. GOOD Read.

P- Wanna listen to a bunch of Drunks prattle on unintelligibly about things, some even game related? This here is the ticket.
A-Andrew's Wii Fit Regimen:Part Uno.
S-Patholic Day 8. I found this post curious and interesting.
S-Patholic Day 8:Part 2.
S-Some old guy talking about past bloggers.
S-Forza3 and Lamborghinis.
M-I Suck @ Games: Single Player Frustration.
S-Matt doesn't review Tarantino's new flick.
S-Are you a CHEAP BASTARD? Then have a looksie here, my friend.
S-Rivers Cuomo Hero. Good stuff.
S-Time for another of Aborto's ten things he learned.

No Contests? No Problem. Have some of this:

E-Euro FNF!!
E-360 FNF: Blehman is Weird Edition!!
F-PS3 FNF: Walken Edition!!
S-Nic128 finally got a PS3! Get SOCOM brother!
C-Metroidvanias? LOL.
E-Game Unicon is Today, Suckas!
S-Time for Craineum's Epic Halloween Costumes to be made.
T-NihonTiger can finally afford the PS3. Hooray! ( Also, NihonTiger for Editor)

T-Jonathan Ross has no life
T-Flooky and her modded DS. Slick.
R-Trev reviews Shadow Complex. Psst...just buy it, its cool bro.
N-Depressed? This could be why.
P-Persona3 for the PSP. I'm buying it, Day One.
T-Atari Rip offs on the go.
N-Let me get this staright...someone beat unangbangkay to Persona news? LOL.
R-A freakin' old review of Portal that is quite good.
N-A cheapass game that is worth getting? YES PLEASE.
T-zpoope's rather mild cblog that incited the community for some reason.

M-The latest dTunes by way of Kauza is pretty good. Take a moment to read and listen to this week's installment. Good Stuff!
A-Interested in 3D Dot Game Heroes? Clickity here.
A-Draw this dude something and meet him @ PAX.
F-Time for Genki's Video Streaming Madness.

L-Mr.Plow's rant on analogies.

F-The irony of this blog's title doesn't go unnoticed.
F-Want to see what a Fail blog looks like? Click here.
F-A very short paragraph that states what he's going to post about in the future.

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Current "Bloggers Wanted" assignment

The heel-turn

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!"

This month's Bloggers Wanted is about your favorite heel-turns or anti-heroes (in case a heel turn is too specific). Do you like it when Ryu turns into Evil Ryu? Or maybe you like Injustice, with its built in heel-turn Superman? I won't claim to understand the time line of Revolver Ocelot between Snake Eater and Guns of the Patriots, but I love that knucklehead.

To participate, just start a blog in our community section and title it "Heel-turn: [your blog title here]." Write to your heart's content, and if its up to snuff, you'll see your stuff published on the front page! Just remember, you're telling us about your favorite heel-turns and anti-heroes, not becoming one yourself, like Wes. Rest in spaghetti, never forghetti.

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