Between Two Turrets - Come chat with Ex Libris!
Welcome to the latest installment of Between Two Turrets, a Q&A series through which we connect you with various Rioters to chat about League, life, and anything in between. You can expect an installment every two weeks or so, with Rioters from all over jumping in to spend some time with you on the Boards.
This week, we’ve got Publishing Writer Ben “ExLibris” Snyder!
Greetings and salutations,
I’m ExLibris, or at least I am until I figure out a slightly less obscure reference to use as a nom de jeu. In real life, my parents decided to call me Ben. They were a little more confident in their choice than I’ve ever been with my various online handles.
I’m a writer on the central publishing team, which means I help write and edit posts, articles, announcements, and the other sorts of things you find on the front page or in the client. I’ve been at Riot just a shade under four years, kicking off my career hand-crafting over four hundred job descriptions as Riot grew and new Rioters joined weekly.
On the Rift, I’m almost exclusively a solo ranked player. I made Gold earlier this season than I ever have before, so I’m looking forward to a slow grind towards Plat. I’ve come close before, but the seafoam green border has always remained out of my grasp. Other than the three pentakills I’ve managed to earn over the years (the first one of which, I am unashamed to admit, is a life event on my Facebook), my favorite League accomplishment is when I won a ranked game with every champion during Season 3.
Anyway, enough about me. Although I guess this whole thing is mostly about me? That seems odd. Let’s make it about Magic: the Gathering and cats. But seriously, I’ll probably wax most poetic over questions about writing or the history of Snowdown rhyming websites. Ever wondered if professional writers scribble unofficial non-canonical fan fiction on the side? (I totally do.)
I’m here for the next few hours, so to start things off, I want to know: is Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods the perfection of metanarrative or pretentious hogwash?
EDIT: I’m ducking out to play some dynamic queue, but I’ll be checking back in periodically for the next few days. Thanks for the great questions, and I’m really grateful for the chance to hang out with you all. GG!