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Cblogs recaps of 8/27/14 and Adoptionisms + Simpsonisms

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Last time I put my avatar up for adoption, things were easier. Nowadays, I have new loads of school to worry about and I find myself behind on the whole avatar adoption  thing. Last year my avatar experienced PAX. This year? I might be a bit late to the party. But why should you adopt Domo on a Slurpee?



1) I'm the cutting edge of competitive metagame: Pokemon and fighting games, I'm a walking wikipedia to know what's hot on the edge of victory. New Megas burning up the strip or new strategies and loops eating the championchip pots. Want advice on Pokemon team construction? I'm your guy.

2) I have a wide taste in anime.

3) I work at Disney

Otherwise, I don't have much right now. Just usual things like seeing my girlfriend this Labor Day weekend and playing games whenever I can. I did however get a trial run of Amazon Prime to use on Amazon Instant Video and while the video selection doesn't blow me away, it has Last Airbender and Korra available which are big ones.

I mean, speaking of streaming television, I've been living that big Simpsons marathon vicariously through one of my friends on Facebook. He's been diligently posting screencaps and quotes for everyone to nostalgia blast on and it really makes me miss those times in my 90s childhood when Simpsons was really the only adult-oriented cartoon show on the block. I'm not going to say the Simpsons isn't good anymore. The Simpsons is good to someone who's growing up with Fox programming in their lives. But The Simpsons was good to me because it represents a time in my life that was simpler and at times, more restrictive. The Simpsons was a cartoon show that thrived on poking fun at the restrictions placed on it much like Ren & Stimpy. The grossest shows today are tame compared to what Ren & Stimpy dared to do back then. Ren was straight up chewed up by Stimpy's nasty ass teeth and Powdered Toast Man helped the President get someplace when he was caught in his fly.



Back then, Simpsons reveled in throwing out jokes and references without waiting to see if anyone got it. Like when Ned got tickets to what he thought was a Christian Rock concert and the scene briefly cuts to his ticket which say Chris Rock in Concert. It was a time when the writers would get away with sharp jokes and parodies because who would pay attention to a cartoon show about yellow idiots with four fingers? When Mulder and Scully guest starred, Moe thought the jig was up and hastily carried a stolen orca back to Seaworld.

But nowadays The Simpsons is an anachronistic relic of my past. It still weirds me out to see Bart use the Internet or Homer whip out a fucking iPhone to make a celluar call. The Simpsons to me is a dysfunctional family of the 90s, using a lan line and watching TV on a carthotube SD television. The Catholic Church was still a fresh punchline, Billy Clinton was in office, and Phil Hartman still played the lovable washed up movie star. Also, Seth Macfarlane hadn't embarked on his path of carnage yet. Nothing demonstrates the divide between The Simpsons and Family Guy more than Stewie pulling out a rape joke in front of Bart.


MERCY ME! A SWEAR!

My household has been against paying for regular TV for a few months now. My mom can't take it anymore and demands satellite back in the house, even if it means paying $60 a month for it. But you know what? I'm done advising her against it now. With the show being syndicated on FXX, coming to the app, and a standalone Simpsons World streaming app coming only to those with authentication permissions of having FX on their TVs, I'm ok with it (sort of). I don't watch Netflix often, use Hulu to catch up on older prime time shows, and mostly watch anime on Crunchyroll or my subs on YouTube. But next week and then again on October, I'll be streaming Simpsons 90s like crazy.

* - PAX AVATAR ADOPTION LAST DAY!

* - Super Game! By Crackity Jones and Co. interview Steve Wozniak. If you like Space Ghost Coast to Coast, give this gem a shot. Also, I think Crackity is the Zorak of the show

* - Adopt an Occams today for PAX. Don't give it water past midnight

* - Adapt Nanashi and you adopt Kamina

* - Retrofaction exposed his real face in an attempt for adoption for PAX

* - Voltech tastefully takes the bat to the wasp's nest and talks about female characters

* - A story of wars and commentaries, eternally retold

* - Nekrosys liked his EB Games trip for once

* - adopt vxxyman or whatever

A - Caim Dark doesn't trust Xbox as far as he can throw all of Bill Gates' money

A - Troy doesn't like indie games. Troy doesn't like certain games. Troy doesn't like games.

A - ADDENUM: Linkle is a girl and I still care despite the massive wave of indifference




D - Hoffman opens the floodgates

I - Uncle Terror introduces himself with fetishes

D - Man looks for European podcasting co-hosts

V - It's like, Fatal Frame, dude

T - Super Ghouls and Ghosts love all around buddeh!











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This month's bloggers wanted was inspired by the internal enjoyment we had at reading TheBlondeBass' promoted blog on faking conversational anime knowledge. And now it seems as good a time as ever to pretend to know what's going on since the new Fate/Grand Order game launched and qtoid is talking about it. I am a big fan of the character design of Artoria in the blue dress, or Artoria in the suit, or Artoria in the red dress. But seriously, we enjoyed the format so much that we want to ask the community for their own ideas at faking it at all sorts of things.

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I seriously don't know if that was a compliment or an insult.

Offer advice on anything you can expand your mind on. Want to help people get into character action games? The more Ss you put into its grading system, the cooler it is! Want to convince people to get into the Neptunia series? Just say "Nep-Nep!" and you're all set to convince people of your technical knowledge! Can you get someone into RTS game by just talking about your APM? Someone's bound to believe some random technical jargon you made up!

To get started, start a blog and title it "Faking it: [your blog title here]." Then you can be as serious or facetious as you want as you provide advice on any number of things: learning how to play fighting games, trying a long-running franchise you've probably neglected, or even explaining a game's timeline. Heck, you can probably seriously try on that last one and we still wouldn't believe you.

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Good Morning/Evening/Yesterday, my Friends/Robots/INSERT WAIFU HERE,

More or less a week ago, the Master Gaming List turned one year old. I had a speech prepared, but the blog editor ate it four or five times over the last few days, so I'm kind of winging it now.

Despite all of the threatening and cajoling I initially made to get you all on the list, I never imagined I'd still be adding names a year later (and by "you all", I mostly mean GajKnight). It was kind of a ridiculous undertaking at first, trying to make a semi-permanent, easily-updatable list of everyone's contact info. I'm not even sure what everyone was being hyped over last year that got me to do this.

That said, I'm glad it came together, and this list has lead to many other things for me on Destructoid; whether it was me becoming our laziest, cuddliest Community Manager, or our laziest, cuddliest Reviews-type-person, I have always enjoyed the full love and support of this community.

In thanks, and with the assistance of quite a few others, I've gathered up a number of game keys to give away to you all.

The Contest

I've never run a contest before, so let's keep things simple. Write me a haiku about your favorite game.

Rules

1. The haiku must not include the title of the game.

2. I will accept any other form of structured poetry if you are unable to haiku but can iambic pantameter (you monster).

3. Please state what key you are going for, and a backup if that one is taken (admittedly, it's quantity over variety here)

4. The tentative end date of the contest will be August 13th, and will be bumped at least once during that time.

Available Keys

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