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Day 2: Your favorite character

And now for a bulletin from the desk of Captain Obvious.



Cao Ren dispenses pwnage with a shield, defines his own stubborn sensitive badass archetype, and is quite nice to look at if you share my taste in men. But he's far more than the football playing Mega Man of Dynasty Warriors - he's a legend. The historical Ren was probably the best defensive commander of the Three Kingdoms era and one of the top generals overall, with a highly successful 30-year record and holding two of the highest titles in Wei's army at the time of his death. He talked Cao Cao out of massacring a rebellious city, rallied his men in the worst of times, and led a cavalry charge into enemy hordes - twice - to rescue ordinary soldiers.

Cao Ren is overlooked by KOEI fandom and Three Kingdoms fandom in general (apart from history buffs, who tend to appreciate his merits), which fuels my interest as well. Favorite heroic figures like Guan Yu and Zhao Yun are done to death in the popular tradition. I enjoy adding to the fan lore of someone who deserves to be legendary but was warped into an arrogant failure by Romance of the Three Kingdoms and some of the fictional tales that influenced it. My stuff, also featuring other overlooked guys like Lu Meng and Xiahou Yuan, ranges from srs bsness historical fiction to shameless slashy fan service and modern characterizations. Zip on over to Archive of our Own or fanfiction.net if you want to see. I has a dinky fan art collection as well. SLOWBRO IS SLOW AT FANDOM

I conveniently ignore the fact that Dynasty Warriors 6 came along and turned the Ren into Dumpster the Grouch. That is not what I signed up to fangirl over, and I think I deserve a free nerd rage musou token if DW7 doesn't take back WTF was done to Thor. At least I got some lunchbox jokes out of the deal. EXTRA BIGASS FRIES, BROUGHT TO YOU BY CAO'S JR.!

Day 1 - Very first video game.
Day 2 - Your favorite character.

Day 3 - A game that is underrated.
Day 4 - Your guilty pleasure game.
Day 5 - Game character you feel you are most like (or wish you were).
Day 6 - Most annoying character.
Day 7 - Favorite game couple.
Day 8 - Best soundtrack.
Day 9 - Saddest game scene.
Day 10 - Best gameplay.
Day 11 - Gaming system of choice.
Day 12 - A game everyone should play.
Day 13 - A game you’ve played more than five times.
Day 14 - Current (or most recent) gaming wallpaper.
Day 15 - Post a screenshot from the game you’re playing right now.
Day 16 - Game with the best cut scenes.
Day 17 - Favorite antagonist.
Day 18 - Favorite protagonist.
Day 19 - Picture of a game setting you wish you lived in.
Day 20 - Favorite genre.
Day 21 - Game with the best story.
Day 22 - A game sequel which disappointed you.
Day 23 - Game you think had the best graphics or art style.
Day 24 - Favorite classic game.
Day 25 - A game you plan on playing.
Day 26 - Best voice acting.
Day 27 - Most epic scene ever.
Day 28 - Favorite game developer.
Day 29 - A game you thought you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving.
Day 30 - Your favorite game of all time.
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