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CBlog Recaps of 11/28/2017 - Meteor

This past week has DEPLETED me between job tasks, house tasks, and life tasks. I feel as though a meteor has walloped me as it hurtles through the friction-averse emptiness of space. It's actually almost as though multiple meteorites ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CBlog Recaps of 11/21/2017 - *Hello, Planet.

When life last left us, dearest readers, life deemed it unnecessary for becalming resolution to intrude. Life sat, flatly, perfectly contented to permit chaos unbound. It looked as if the axis of time and space itself dared unwind at ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CBlog Recaps of 11/14/2017 - Gigantic Girl

Not so very long ago, an unassuming transaction at an unsuspecting Panera Bread shoppe involved the exchange of a Cobblestone Muffin for digital payment via physical gift card, itself arriving via physical mail as reward for digital s...

 
 
 
 
 

CBlog Recaps of 11/07/2017 - Streaming Heart

I remember when Let's Plays burst onto the scene, dizzying the Internets with an array of yappy overload. Sure, full-length text+screencap LPs spawned within the ranks of the old Something Awful vanguard, which to this day grace the s...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

CBlog Recaps of 10/31/2017 - Happy Halloween

The ghost of Gamesmas Future, draped in coins Of Bit, and Loot of Boxes, bade me hear, Upon this Halloween, from ear to loins,For futures writ may games in nexts of year: Aghast! Shook I, as brash transactions strode, Their micro cl...

 
 
 
 
 

CBlog Recaps of 10/24/2017 - Continuing Dream

Whenever I replay a favorite game from ages past, I immerse myself back into the known and the knowable. Much of the allure of media in general lies in discovering the unknown and mysterious, the fanciful and the distant - the great v...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cblogs of 10/16/2017 + A Course on Bullshit

You know when your company takes you away from important work to spend 5-weeks in some HR bullshit course? If you don't, it probably means you don't work for a company that cares very little for its resources. I don't exactly love my ...

 
 
 

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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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