Hey present and future followers!
Since we started with GeeksGamesGalore and kept you updated as best as we could about the news in the gaming world, we got a way bigger amout of followers than we anticipated. To show you our gratitude for staying true to us and always being so kind, we want to give you the opportunity to be present at our blog!
From now on, on each 15th day of the month, we will be going to open up the “registration” for our Fan of the Month. We will start with League of Legends, but we plan to make events like this for other games as well.
Here’s how you can participate:
- Follow us and Reblog this post (once is enough)
- You profile needs to show in any kind of way, that you play League of Legends
- We will select one of you randomly
- The winner will get a short interview about your Life in League (Favourite champion, IGN, IG Level, Server, Best League Moment and so on)
- Deadline to participate is the 28th of the respective month
- Afer you were chosen as the winner we will contact you (so make sure we can!) and send you our questions. You then have 2 days to answer.
- When we have the answers we will prepare and post you as the fan of the month
Our goal with this is to show you that we’re not only interested in the gaming world industry, but in the gamers themselves. We want people to play together in a nice environment, with cool and awesome people.
Let the summoning begin!
Heimerdinger - League of Legends
So fun story with this one, well sort of fun. My man loves Dr. Ding. Favorite champion. I did not start playing League until a short while ago, but I had heard all about Heimerdinger turrets OP (not really). I have heard about him through his various nerfs and lack of turrets, but it wasn’t until yesterday that I actually played as Heimer. Let me tell you, it was a blast, but also ARAM, so Heimerdinger actually OP on ARAM.
Anyway, I made this sculpture for him WAY before I even played League. He’s been begging me to put this up online, so here it is.
I am working on a Fisherman Fizz sculpture at the moment.
Between this sculpture and Fizz, I have mostly worked on miniature food sculpting. Making tiny pies is surprisingly relaxing.
Look how noob I am, grass next to the summoner platform? Pffft.
Fray, the Vampire Slayer
Old sculpture of Joss Whedon’s Fray from her self-titled graphic novel. This pose is an exact replica from the back of the graphic novel.
Since this sculpture I have mostly worked on miniature food.
She did have a stake on the end of the axe, but unfortunately since it was real wood it has broken off.
And I started rolling through books and then got to Harry Potter, and I can’t actually remember if there was a chance for two women who talk in the book alone without a conversation involving men. Anyone else? Please feel free to correct me, because I’m actually stuck.
I think the inherent problem of finding a situation that satisfies the Bechdel test is that it is all from Harry’s point of view (or someone’s memory point of view). There were certainly situations where women would talk to one other about something not involving men, but since Harry was always so Voldemort, Snape, and Draco obsessed these conversations are not highlighted. We know that Trelawney and a couple of female students got along quite well. Ginny Weasley spent most of the books doing her own thing with her own age group. The ladies on the quidditch team were closely bonded friends. But Harry only listened to conversations that significantly advanced the plot. While female relationships are not highlighted in the Harry Potter books, they do exist.
So to practice my art skills, I have decided to sketch one champion every time I am at the summoning screen. Just fast sketches to get the idea, or a part of them. Should be a fun way to spend the loading time.
“Here are some broad descriptions about the generation known as Millennials: They’re narcissistic. They’re lazy. They’re coddled. They’re even a bit delusional.
Those aren’t just unfounded negative stereotypes about 80 million Americans born roughly between 1980 and 2000. They’re backed up by a decade of sociological research. The National Institutes of Health found that for people in their 20s, Narcissistic Personality Disorder is three times as high than the generation that’s 65 or older. In 1992, 80 percent of people under 23 wanted to one day have a job with greater responsibility; ten years later, 60 percent did. Millennials received so many participation trophies growing up that 40 percent of them think they should be promoted every two years – regardless of performance. They’re so hopeful about the future you might think they hadn’t heard of something called the Great Recession.”
Well, they’re right about the “save us all” part, anyway.
Okay, like…what total fucking assholes. Actually we HAVE heard of the Great Recession! In fact, that’s WHY we live with our parents! And I don’t actually know ANYONE in that age bracket who is optimistic about the future. And I’m not sure how wanting a job with greater responsibility makes you narcissistic. My last job was as a barista. You’re telling me I shouldn’t want a job with greater responsibility than making coffee and being nice to people when they were mean? And none of the people I have ever worked with EXPECTED to get promoted regardless of performance. They either didn’t care about being promoted, or they expected to get promoted by working hard to show that they were more competent than everyone else.
Go fuck yourself, Time.
P.S. Want millenials to stop thinking about themselves so much? Then maybe you should make Syria or Bangladesh the cover story instead of whining about how your kids are annoying.
we don’t expect promotions—we don’t even expect jobs and health insurance
i have a bachelor’s degree and my cumulative GPA was 3.76 and i still worked as a cashier at minimum wage for a year because it was that or go without food and a roof over my head.
i was extremely lucky to stay on my dad’s health insurance this year, but that’s because trying a job with benefits was a fucking joke.
all the academics i know keep telling me “be prepared to live on nothing as a grad student,” but the 19k a year stipend is actually going to be the most money i’ve ever had in my life. obviously highlights the generational difference.
all the older people calling us lazy and selfish put us in this situation by supporting legislation that allowed them to stay selfish and lazy by pushing all the economic problems down the line until they became OUR problem.
people older than millennials reaped the benefits of a functioning economy and then decided not to give a rats ass about how we were going to fare in the future.
who’s selfish and lazy?
I can’t speak for the entire story, as I can’t access it without a Time subscription, but if you read more of the snippet on Time’s website it is much less critical than everyone is thinking.
“But that’s merely one way of looking at the largest and most important generation since the Baby Boomers. In this week’s cover story, TIME’s Joel Stein — who has a few Millennial traits himself — examines the overwhelming negative data about Millennials and argues that rather than being inherently self-centered or overconfident, millennials are just adapting quickly to a world undergoing rapid technological change. They’re optimistic, they’re confident and they’re pragmatic at a time when it can be difficult just to get by. Those aren’t bad qualities to have, even if it means they spend too much time on their phones.”
I mean, even right below the negative it says “Why they’ll save us all.”
Latest champion pick-up. Got her before her free week on the hunch I would like her. And I LOVE her. First normal game I got shut down pretty hard by a Fizz, cause well, Fizz. Second normal game with her, I shut down a Fizz. It was pleasant revenge.
Played a game as Sherwood Forest Ashe with a Dryad Soraka. It was pretty magical. And green.
Wonder Woman (2006-2011) #22
Barbarian Diana takes no shit from Claw. :)
I am okay with this.
Oh god League fanart, this is it. I’ve reached the end of my days.
No but seriously, these are two of my favorite characters ok, and the lore is great too aaaaugh.
Nerd Love of the Day:
Ok all you super romantic proposal people: We’re getting a little tired of how creatively perfect you guys are when popping the question!
This quidditch proposal box has a very special surprise inside its snitch (spoiler alert: it’s an engagement ring). The story behind it is this: Rachel contacted Anthony Albano, wanting a Harry Potter-themed box to propose to her girlfriend, Jacquie. Albano created this wooden beauty and Jacquie said yes!
Find more information, here.