Wednesday, December 24, 2014

WORD OF THE DAY! 12/24/14! (LOL)

Snowdown Showdown [snow-down-snoh-down]
1. League of Legends. The annual seasonal event in League of Legends that as come every Winter since 2009. The event has a heavy winter theme, with a focus on snow/ice themes & Christmas themes, usually involving a snowy paint of coat on a map/s, gifting events, special bundles, legacy skins, special sales, and other promotions.

Last year's Snowdown Showdown skins were pretty great.

This year we got a poro themed game mode, Legend of the Poro King and a whole new slew of special legacy skins and icons.

Here are the amaze-balls icons:

I have them all. A cool note? If you equip the Snowdown Poro icons, directly above, before playing Legend of the Poro King, your poros will be especially skinned in those five themes.

And now, let's look at the three Snowdown Showdown 2014 skins...

Orianna is both a beautiful and sad character to begin with (she is a robot made by a father to replace his deceased daughter) and there is something haunting about this skin. The graceful animations, the sharp textures giving it an ornament like quality, and those piercings eyes make this a unique skin. The only mark I can take against it is that the Poro deathball, while cute, detracts from the character's themes a little too much. Maybe a giant snowflake would've been better? Fragile, beautiful, and fleeting. 4/5.

Poro minions are going to make this my default skin for Malzahar but, much like the Winter Ops themed Varus skin, I feel like the snow mask and other winter gear don't feel especially unique to the character. 4/5.

This is pretty much the perfect skin for me; Sejuani is decked out in a snow going outfit that perfectly compliments the pink cheeks and tongue of her mount and, as her mount is a giant poro and her weapon is a poro snack on the end of a leash, I am smitten with this perfect Snowdown skin. 5/5.

What do you guys think?

Monday, December 22, 2014


I actually got the 5th Edition Player's Handbook (two of them by accident) for Christmas and I gotta say, after playing the system from Level 1 to Level 6 that it is a pretty decent little system that blend mechanics from 3rd and 4th editions and incorporates in some nice improvements/innovations that make the game feel like classic D & D but less convoluted than 4th edition's more video game like mechanics.

On the other hand, here are spoony's opinions which range from profound to whiny-- because that is how all nerd opinions go. Or have you not been reading my blog?

Look. Hey. At least is not the actual Star Wars Christmas Special? Right!? RIGHT!?!

For my friend's Christmas get-together this year we exchanged gifts and played Super Smash Bros. for Wii-U. As per usual, things got a little salty, people cursed loudly and let out cries of agony as they were mother f***ing smashed and feelings were hurt. But, after a trip to Dairy Queen and a few rounds of Ultimate Werewolf, we remembered the true meaning of Christmas.

All Villagers are a**holes.

 This year my Mother put up three Christmas trees:

Our usual Christmas tree with all of our ornaments (of which I am especially fond of the Disney ornaments but my favorite is probably the Greedo & Han Solo Cantina Scene Diorama), a patriotic red, white, and blue tree and a snowman tree.

The trees are taking over.