: That's really great to hear - I'd love to see more players getting excited by League lore and writing their own stories. I wouldn't have my job right now if I hadn't submitted fan-fiction to Games Workshop in like 2010, which ended up with me being published as a writer, then working for them as an editor, and now being here at Riot... :-) My advice to you is the same I'd give to anyone. If you want to be a writer, then start writing (and reading!) every day. Read everything you can, fiction and non-fiction, from as many genres and styles as you can. Write anything that you feel inspired to try, and never throw away anything you've written. Look back at stuff you wrote a week ago, a month ago, whatever. Figure out how to make it better. Re-write it. When you're comfortable with stuff you've written, post it online for comments from other writers and fans. Join writing clubs. Join book clubs. Find your favorite authors, and read everything they've ever published. If you decide you'd like to try writing for a living one day, my favorite ever quote/advice about writing comes from Lawrence Kasdan, most famous for his Star Wars work: _"Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life."_ Truth.
Hi Scathlocke, On the topic of fanfiction rewrites, I've done some solid edits to my contest story, because I really want it to be perfect or at least better than what the word limit allowed it to be. Can I share them? I never asked, but will there be a future for the Narrative winning entries? Are any of you lore folks open to discussing that future? I would love to write more!
Reav3 (NA)
: Should be some more info on Aatrox, plus a small teaser, in the next Champions Roadmap. Hoping to get that out sometime next week.
Hi Reav3 and sorry for my persistence but while there is still room for additions would it be possible to tease some {{champion:8}} lore with the Aatrox/Darkin update? Blood magic users etc. A little inspiration can go a long way for the community. I don't know if the writers have considered it and it is perfectly understandable if they decide it wouldn't fit the story, but equally it's an interaction that would make sense. Thanks in advance if you do think about it.
: Riot really needs to stop over-sexualizing fantasy dragons.
To be fair, dragons are very sexually charged in some folklores. In South Slavic myth (my culture) a dragon is a benevolent entitity who bestows his blessings on a village and guards it from evil spirits. Curiously enough as part of his pact with the villagers, the dragon will turn into a beautiful man and woo maidens from the village, and may choose a bride to take with himself to the Underworld. The "Dragon's Bride" is marked by the gradual loss of her sanity. Female dragons behave similarly but naturally target young men.
: Larriet has hit upon it, there. When we say "More to come..." we don't necessarily mean "...in the next few weeks!" ;-) But you will see more and more connective tissue between stories. We are building a world through the eyes, actions and interactions of the champions - Swain's new lore hinted at the Placidium battle, then Irelia's filled it out some more. There's still plenty to be told there, but the story focus is moving with each new champion... Where to, next? I'm not going to spoil the surprises - sorry! :-D
Hi Scathlocke, speaking of seeds to be planted, should I summon the Crimson Church for the Darkin update, or should we lie dormant for the time being? Thanks, an Arch-Priest of the Blood Cult
: Oof, research is... not my expertise. I consider FauxSchizzle and WAAARGHBobo to be the resident experts at Riot. Both of them employ vast, portable libraries kept on carts by their desks. They contain everything from comic books to more reference-y references. Also, books with titles like "Weapon," "Blood Sacrifices"... and a bottle of gin. I believe both of them were interviewed for this brief doc on Xayah and Rakan, and you can catch a glimpse of their process! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-k3TbFwMgI
> Blood sacrifices I just made one to the Blood God in the hopes of you elaborating on the future of this one, Interloc.
: If you're looking to improve at writing I can boil it down into three basic tips: read more, write more, and put your work out where people can see it. You need to be reading in the same way doctors need to go to medical conferences: you should know how language is evolving, what sorts of stories you're drawn to, what the rules of writing are and how you're able to convincingly break them without losing the reader. It also keeps your imagination sharp, which is most important. Writing more is simply a good way to get better at the craft. Plus, you know, you have to write to... be a writer. You'll also, if you've been reading or consuming written media a lot, have a good sense of taste -- even if your skill level isn't quite meeting your own standards yet. Just keep making stuff. The things I wrote five years ago are nowhere near the quality I'm hitting today, and I suspect in five years I'll look back on my work now and find ways to improve it further. Finally, you need feedback. Honest feedback. If you're surrounded by people who say your work can't possibly be improved you will never get better, ever. Get a peer group together and write with them. If at any point they all think your writing is consistently flawless, find a new writing group and start over. You can always, always, _always_ improve, so keep working at it and keep your mind open to new opinions or ideas. As a side note, don't get too comfortable with your own work. A little humility goes a long way.
Thanks! I think the last one is the hardest. When it comes to League, the Boards Creations and Content Discord group is actually pretty good for sharing and feedback. Just putting this out there for whoever might be interested. Still, it's just fanfiction so the standards of such a community don't quite match the ambitions I have sometimes.
: [This one was pretty popular.](https://medium.com/@jaredrosen/the-millennials-are-getting-worse-3f53e44cc569)
That was great. Let me go hang myself because my grasp and mastery of language will never be so utterly amazing, and the topics I want to write about will never be this fresh. Edit, if you're still here: How do I git gud at style?
: Nautilus lore - what's most important to you?
Hi, I don't really have anything to add to the discussion, but I applaud the communication and transparency here. Nice one! I'll be curious to see how it goes. {{sticker:slayer-pantheon-thumbs}}
: Vlad's got his goddamn priorities straight. Even if it's just skin lore, I'll happily take it. This gives me a warm, throbbing feeling. Thank you, Riot. {{sticker:vlad-salute}}
Seconded! Thank you, dear Rito (especially whoever wrote this).
: Hi Blood Magicks! One, thank you so much... YOU bring me joy in my dark weeks with your comments. That is a really cool idea! I know we did one "behind the scenes" thing before with the reference used in splash art, something that digs into the process of how some of them (like Marquis Vlad) are made would be really neat - I'm ALL about that process! I'm going to go ask some buddies around the office about how we could do that. Thank you for the suggestion!
Thank you for replying, and I'm honoured you remember me! I definitely didn't mean an entire "behind the scenes" thing - that would be too much to ask for! It's just that I often see images like these nowadays, e.g. for Varus and a few others(Irelia, Vayne etc): https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/008/507/409/large/jessica-oyhenart-varus-process01.jpg And I wondered if you could post all the additional/discarded ones for Marquis Vlad if you still have them somewhere? Thanks, and sorry if the search ends up pointless.
: My pleasure, Jungler Soul. Signing splashes or attributing them isn't something I can do in the client, but I can definitely help you out. Feel free to ask me here on the forums anytime, I love sharing the work of my art heroes.
Hi OwleyCat, This is a strange request for a bit of an old project of yours, but it will mean a ton to my content-starved heart if I end up getting something. I know that wonderful Marquis Vlad splash (blonde hair blue coat one) was a collab with Viktor Titov, but I wondered if, like with other splashes, there were several draft variants produced before you agreed on a composition? If yes can you find them and share them? Thank you so much, /r/Vladimirmains absolutely adore the art and we can definitely see your touch in it. It got me through some of the darkest weeks of my life because just looking at it reminded me there was joy in this world. Cheers, A fan
Erdamon (EUNE)
: WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS RUMBLE SKIN
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: But THEN you create the issue of just how is Swain supposed to show this girl off if she's a war mage while in the middle of an actual war with the country Swain is trying to conquer. This character is specifically a warmage, not someone who's going to be sneaking into the kingdom of Demacia itself and spreading the seeds of treachery. She's going to be on the lines of wars *killing* demacian soldiers. And with Demacia already isolationist as it is, I find it hard to believe news of this girl with be circulating with anyone other than a few survivor horror stories or intelligence officers working for the royal class. Borders would most certainly be closed, curfews in place, all the good stuff to keep any non fighters away from the excitement. And if the oppressed people were conscripted? They'd be the ones getting lightninged by Noxian war mages. Even if open warfare is only *about* to break loose, your character still would not be anywhere close to a position to serve as a posterchild. She'd either be waiting in some forward camp or fortification with whatever band of noxian troops she was assigned too, or if she's not even finished her training she'd be back in the capitol or wherever spooky Noxian mages goof around until she was needed on the front. If Swain wanted to be stirring unrest and gathering support in Demacia, he would of done it before things got this bad and with operatives trained for these kind of covert shenanigans.
You're assuming too much and these are all things a clever strategist can navigate around.
: Not to speak for the author, but the story is about a young woman who moves into a new stage of life (after bleeding heavily) by accepting the offer of a charming stranger over the rigid orders of her father. It isn't overtly sexual (which is good because Lucy seems to be way younger than Vlad, and that would be...eugh), but the subtext seems to be centered around her breaking free of the way her culture treats her. Picking "Lucy" over "Lucille", for example. One of them is a flowery, fancy name, probably given by her father. The other one is one she chose herself. The symbolism there is pretty striking. Also, this might be a stretch/not what the OP is intending, but some fans view the whole "hiding your magical abilities" thing as a sort of proxy for hiding homosexuality, but that's mostly with Lux's story. Lucy's got the same talents, but different circumstances. Ooooor maybe i'm completely wrong and babbling, that's the beauty of literature!
> Also, this might be a stretch/not what the OP is intending, but some fans view the whole "hiding your magical abilities" thing as a sort of proxy for hiding homosexuality, but that's mostly with Lux's story. Lucy's got the same talents, but different circumstances. Not a stretch and very intentional, although I would argue magic is just ambiguous socially unacceptable sexual expression rather than strictly homosexuality (even Riot confirming Lux is not gay). We've seen it in a lot of media recently (Frozen, Harry Potter stuff, lots of witch-themed movies e.g. Thelma from 2017). You actually nailed quite a lot. Good job! Probably my fault as the author for what you didn't nail. I should stress more on the cultural violence portrayed in the suicide attempt on my next rewrite (consider the stake as a tool in destroying both witches and vampires, both sexually heavy tropes). Also, the charming stranger helping her through education and medical understanding rather than through love and empathy... Additionally I wrote a ton in the contest thread about how the entire Lucy character thing is a [Dracula reference](http://polycount.com/discussion/197824/complete-a-type-of-liberation#latest). Anyway yeah you can't easily discuss themes this delicate with so much subtlety on many other champs. Vlad is pretty amazing.
: > [{quoted}](name=Blood Magicks,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=QEWsKUQn,comment-id=00030000000000000002000000000000,timestamp=2018-03-17T17:25:15.175+0000) > > Her image is not meant for Noxus. She's originally a Demacian noble (a Spiritmight to be precise, that's the house J4's mother comes from) so in my mind Swain is perfectly aware displaying her in front of Demacians as a decorated, revered and accomplished young woman may convince many of the people who were once in her position to join him (so mostly women and mages, which is still a lot). > > I agree we have enough pretty champs but as the writer of this character I think looking good suits her quite well. But in that you create another problem. Swain's trying to use this girl to convince **Demacians* to defect to Noxus. We need to remember how xenophobic, prideful and fanatical Demacia can be in the new lore. The grand majority of the populace are pretty happy with their situation, they've been raised to believe in Demacia as a symbol of Good and Justice after all. You have a few outliers like Lux of course since she's a mage in an isolationist state that hates magic, but even she isn't really against Demacia itself and is still somewhat of a product of her upbringing. So maybe a couple of mages might be drawn to Noxus by Swain's little marketing campaign, but those same people would of probably shown up there anyway if they fled Demacia because of how accepting Noxus is too anyone with some form of strength. That's just not really worth the effort unless all those mages turned out to be like Syndra levels of crazy powerful, which is like one in a million. Demacia is just the last place you want to be looking for recruits, silly bird demon man.
This isn't about recruits. Noxus is practically at Demacia's gates, waging war. Swain needs to not just defeat them on the battlefields, he needs to gain as much support within the kingdom as possible. Mages aren't the only screwed subclass of Demacians. Women in general (Fiora lore) and some men have it hard too. Elevate someone who can have a claim to social standing AND speak to the unprivileged to convince them Swain's reign will be more beneficial to them than the current social structure and you have a valuable asset.
: > [{quoted}](name=Blood Magicks,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=QEWsKUQn,comment-id=000300000000000000020000,timestamp=2018-03-17T16:47:50.721+0000) > > Well if you follow my concept she's a teenage girl and also a posterchild, she has to look very presentable. Noxus society isn't really one that requires posterchilds though, there whole society is based around one's strength and how they can use that to contribute to the nation as a whole. You know what they do have, though? War heros. As they giant statue of pre-zomb Sion would so well indicate. Plus a teenage girl probably wouldn't look like conventionally pretty when she has to dedicate most if not all of her free time to studying dangerous magics and then applying said magics to Noxus's enemies is freakin *open warfare*, as well as the quelling on non-contents. And on top of that, we already have enough pretty champs for now. In fact I don't think we have a non-pretty female champ from Noxus in the first place, Leblanc Kat, Elise(human form of course), and Riven are all from Rito's dark age of sameface design, and Cass can pretty much be included in there too considering she looks relatively similar save for serpent lower body. Strive for variety, my friend. Do not fall into the same sand-trap so commonly seen in these kind of games when it comes to character design, that just gets boring.
> Noxus society isn't really one that requires posterchilds though Her image is not meant for Noxus. She's originally a Demacian noble (a Spiritmight to be precise, that's the house J4's mother comes from) so in my mind Swain is perfectly aware displaying her in front of Demacians as a decorated, revered and accomplished young woman may convince many of the people who were once in her position to join him (so mostly women and mages, which is still a lot). I agree we have enough pretty champs but as the writer of this character I think looking good suits her quite well.
: > [{quoted}](name=Blood Magicks,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=QEWsKUQn,comment-id=0003000000000000,timestamp=2018-03-16T21:39:46.911+0000) > > Or, for the Noxus witch part: Imagine this but more pretty and less macabre. > https://i.imgur.com/iBoE3xG.jpg Why *less*? I think the grittiness fits Noxus's style to a T.
Well if you follow my concept she's a teenage girl and also a posterchild, she has to look very presentable.
: > [{quoted}](name=Beast Brawler,realm=NA,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=QEWsKUQn,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-03-16T15:17:14.707+0000) > > What do you mean by undertones of sexuality, the only thing remotely sexual was the "well bred" bit. Care to elaborate? Thank goodness, thought I was alone here in thinking that sounded a tad random.
Okay real talk. A lot of the symbolism has to do with cultural perceptions of female sexuality and how that has hurt the main character.
: What do you mean by undertones of sexuality, the only thing remotely sexual was the "well bred" bit. Care to elaborate?
: > [{quoted}](name=Blood Magicks,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=QEWsKUQn,comment-id=0003000000000000,timestamp=2018-03-16T21:39:46.911+0000) > > Or, for the Noxus witch part: Imagine this but more pretty and less macabre. > https://i.imgur.com/iBoE3xG.jpg While the concept would make sense lorewise, in reality Riot has never madean ugly female humanoid champion unless she transformed into a monster or was a monster (even Kalista doesnt have that ugly of a corps look, despite her concept art showcasing it way better).
SO make her pretty, problem solved. Only posted this for the clothes/color scheme.
: https://pre00.deviantart.net/2eaf/th/pre/i/2016/318/3/7/house_leo_battle_mage_wip_by_l3monjuic3-danths8.jpg
Or, for the Noxus witch part: Imagine this but more pretty and less macabre. https://i.imgur.com/iBoE3xG.jpg
Elfezen (NA)
: the hidden photo from thumbnail https://i.imgur.com/S3uyVw0.jpg
I imagined the design not quite as generic sexy videogame but I needed a redhead mage thumbnail. Maybe something more Noxian + European witch folklore?
Rioter Comments
: What is the point of the game in the lore?
In the end I think it's hypothetical encounters and interactions. Basically one big setting for lore nerds to roleplay in. Fanfic fuel.
: Being part of a long tail isnt being middle of the pack lol. Ill check those other sites later. Can you show me where Riot said they would give vlad a new skin?
[4:44](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd7tB99T1hY)
: > Anyway not interested in continuing this discussion. I find it weird whenever someone writes that after replying ----------------------------------------------------------------------- http://champion.gg/champion/Vladimir/Middle? http://champion.gg/champion/Vladimir/top? His playrate is terrible. Anyhow I was just trying to explain why most likely he won't get anything until he gets a VGU, not really discussing
1) Champ.gg is quite buggy with relatively small sample sizes. Use leagueofgraphs and lolalytics for large sample sizes and more global data. 2) Even if you assume champ.gg is correct (it isn't) he is still in the top half for pickrate in mid and top separately. 3) Even if you continue assuming champ.gg is correct, you will see he had much larger playrates in the previous patches 4) Skins team explicitly said he has a skin upcoming. Honestly it doesn't matter to me and I'm not really happy with these facts, but I hate to see misinformation.
: And what does it tell you that Brolaf got updated and no one knows? How often do you see Brolaf in games? Many champions "need" skins, not to mention champs for skins usually get chosen by balancing community demand and popularity... unfortunately in your case Vlad has neither. You like him a lot, but not many people do compared to other champs. For example, this year Zoe and Aurelion are getting skins, but Kled most likely isn't. Why? Zoe became insta popular, Aurelion has high demand by its users, but kled in comparison falls short in both categories. Vlad's rig is outdated, he already has skins for all price tiers, and if they made a skins for him it would most likely look bad unless it was a 1850 tier, which he already has... I'm sorry but it doesn't make sense. Also Soulstealer Vlad looks nice, the problem is that his kit needs a VGU
That's not even true. He's been seeing large playrates, especially in higher elos, for months now (a drop lately but still). That said skin dept has promised to give him something this year. Likely not something with narrative potential, but still. Anyway not interested in continuing this discussion.
: bloodlord isn't being updated until vlad is updated. You have to think like a producer when speculating on decisions like that. Why on Eartth would they allocate so many resources for a skin that almost gets no play rate, when they would have to redo it all over again when Vlad gets his VGU down the line? it makes no sense
Unfortunately I swore on my honour not to post about the Vlad vgu but fact is the guy needs lore and a good skin quite urgently. The two can be coordinated. A skin seeing no playrate can be precisely the reason to update it. A little known fact is that Brolaf got updated.
: Oh, I likes your thinking. More tinfoil lore theory time, the Darkin were so powerful that the ancient mages couldn't defeat them outright and had to seal some of them away instead of kill them? How could they know about this? How could they know how to do this? Blood magic? If Runeterran's didn't have it before, were taught it by the Darkin for Runeterrans that were 'on their side', then they switched sides and it was used to turn the tide of battle in Runeterra's favour. It was a mix of Runeterra's powerful magic and blood magic that allowed it.
: I find it weird when anyone takes what champs say as gospel. Rakan says something about Swain having Vastayan blood and suddenly people take it as he's half Vastayan, when it seems more metaphorical. According to the lore, Darkin came to Runeterra because of magic, it's over used and power attracted them to a new world to conquer and they 'gave' them blood magic? Please, why would they give it to them if they wanted to conquer them? Why not just use blood magic to win? Maybe because blood magic weak. If blood magic is all they had before, no wonder they wanted more. :P
Tinfoil time: There weren't enough Darkin fighters to wage the war at some point, so they trained humans (murderers, exiles, etc) to fight for them, magic or some other way. Aligns with {{champion:8}} old lore.
: So Aatrox's GU has been updated to VGU. You know what that means?
Alright hear me out. If you were already considering involving the red mage, you can tie this beautifully. Major points: If some of the storyline takes place in Darkin Era Runeterra, then you can: * Update Bloodlord, make it a lore skin, it looks quite Darkin anyway * Bloodlord becomes who Vlad was during Darkin Era (if he was there back then) * It still leaves plenty of freedom for present era Vlad since chances are he changed quite a bit during all these centuries (or he didn't, artistic choice). Think Kain from **Legacy of Kain** and how he matured from a ravenous conqueror to a wise god-king. It's the most you can do to give the character some consistent in-world lore without having to update him entirely. In the end, who doesn't want to see Bloodlord with modern visuals... In League, not in a Blizzard ARPG. https://i.imgur.com/MNvOdoJ.jpg
HoneyOTU (OCE)
: League And Its Lack of Twinks
If it helps, **Reav3** (Riot producer) has also expressed the sentiment that this game needs more "anime pretty boys".
: Ouch. Let me look into that for you.
Wow this is awesome, thank you! You've been amazing.
: ESTA visa waiver? Or actual employment visa?
(I'm not eligible for ESTA, so I meant the business/tourism visa which still takes some time.) Anyway thanks, I can't wait to meet you guys!
: We can talk more. That's the benefit of being a contest winner...
Shh, I already promised not to post. Soon enough, as per my email detailing I will be visiting LA. https://i.imgur.com/yQwC3a9.png PS A year ago I applied to Riot's analytics department and they were quite impressed with me. Unfortunately I hail from the grimdark Balkans and they didn't sort out my visa in time so I couldn't attend the 4th round interview and eventually gave up applying to Riot. Please let's sort out my visa ASAP.
: In all seriousness Blood Magicks, I only had a chance to skim your story personally because I was not on the judgement council. But I thought more than just a coherent vision of Vlad, the story's biggest strength was that it had a coherent vision of itself. It built to an amazing ending. I'm personally not comfortable saying what Vlad should be, beyond that. (Or Mordekaiser too, per this thread.) Because of coherence. Because I want to see if his gameplay or art change, if Runeterra changes, if we come to understand something new before we fiiiiiiinaaaaaally get around to updating a character's lore. I hope that makes sense. I know it kind of sucks. But it's the situation we're in, and posts like this (yours, and MMetal's) are really, really helpful because they help us identify what people find important. The best LoL stories are usually the ones that exist in our heads. Thanks for puting yours down onto paper. {{sticker:vlad-salute}}
> In all seriousness Blood Magicks, I only had a chance to skim your story personally because I was not on the judgement council. But I thought more than just a coherent vision of Vlad, the story's biggest strength was that it had a coherent vision of itself. It built to an amazing ending. Thank you! I needed hours to stop blushing after reading this! > Because I want to see if his gameplay or art change (sad paragraph incoming) I too wish he would get art that can be taken seriously but unfortunately production department is adamant this is not happening in the next 2-3 years or more. It's strange to me because you don't get a theme this culturally rich and full of potential every day. In the end it's a pity you'll(not you personally, of course) have spent upwards of 10 years with the opportunity to tell a story about life and death and sex and culture with some of the subtlest, yet most impactful tools available, but decided to at best tell cheap jokes instead. Anyway, forgive me (you too, Reav3, if you're in the general vicinity) and **I promise to stop posting about this now** (again, swear on my honour). Thank you for the entire response too, and taking the time to address so many concerns despite having to be the bearer of bad news. It's heroic and I admire you for it.
: Its powers are vast and far reaching, beyond what even I know. And I already know too much... Please, don't let the council find me. Tell them I was never here!
Wait so it was just one person? Real talk though: * Does it not make sense for Vladimir to be less cloak and dagger and more overtly involved in the magical matters of war and politics? (this is for gameplay reasons too, it's not very cloak and dagger to routinely charge straight into the enemy team) * Does it not make sense for his cults to be more about practicing the Craft than worship of his glorious immortal being (besides, Elise already has the religious worship part down)? * As someone very deeply concerned with the prosperity of his beloved homeland does it not make sense for him to befriend someone who might see further than him? The last one need not contradict the Black Rose membership... I hope?
: Don't turn this into a contest who gets Riot Senpai to notice them, Maria! I challenge you to a one v one, your strange ladyboner for Vladimir against my...erm..devotion to Morde!
: Please adopt the mien of Mordekaiser and submit the story next time! If only to throw the rules in our face, and remind us that they are for the _ruled_.
Hey Interloc, May I ask who was on the jury and whether you liked my fic? Please? Are you convinced of the power of the black magic battlemage bros yet? {{champion:8}} {{champion:50}} Best, a friendly blood cultist
: MY EARS ARE BURNING. Oh, wait - I'm just sitting too close to the heater.
Thank you! Your judgement is a massive compliment. Who else was on the jury? I expected to provoke, shock, and entertain, but not win, so this came as a surprise. Feel free to give me any additional feedback, I'd love to free this story from the dreaded 1000 word limit.
: Aye, these were all fantastic! I only really have two pieces of criticism for Riot (besides, y'know, don't string us along for an extra four days!): * I feel like criticism/feedback should be universal. It feels kind of disappointing when VFX has a bajillion categories and detailed feedback about why each won while environmental art doesn't even get an honorable mentions. (That makes it feel like there wasn't another good entry!) * Maybe if you guys do narrative again, perhaps open up the field. It felt like a lot of what won were dialogue-heavy stories and that there was a strong preference to talkative scenes. Perhaps something like an action scene in addition to something more discussion heavy.
> Maybe if you guys do narrative again, perhaps open up the field. It felt like a lot of what won were dialogue-heavy stories and that there was a strong preference to talkative scenes. Perhaps something like an action scene in addition to something more discussion heavy. Sadly, detailed action and a plot are a bit hard to fit in 1000 words. We'll see way better works if next year the word limit is bigger.
Ralanr (NA)
: Honestly, I think I didn't point out Zed hard enough.
Otherwise you'd be worried you pointed him out too hard. In my opinion you can definitely tell it's him. I'm on the other side of the fence here, too many of the initial readers didn't get some of the ideas so I made a lot of things _too_ obvious. I cringe every time I re-read it.
: 💬 C&C Discord -- [Information & Verification]
: > [{quoted}](name=Blood Magicks,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=UEE2sPcO,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-03-06T02:47:04.192+0000) > > Alright, who the fuck let me win Narrative? Come hang out in the C&C discord! People are probably going to want to ask you about opinions, ideas and general critique considering you took first.
Thank you! Okay, how do I get there?
: Well, these were hardly 300 words. Mine was under 1k, but barely.
Click on the titles for the full thread where each full story has been uploaded.
Ralanr (NA)
: Hey Bio, do you know if Narrative planned to have an honorable mentions section? I noticed some other categories had it but none in narrative.
I do agree yours deserved at least a mention, it was subtle, tasteful and well-written.
: > [{quoted}](name=Blood Magicks,realm=EUW,application-id=6kFXY1kR,discussion-id=UEE2sPcO,comment-id=0000,timestamp=2018-03-06T02:47:04.192+0000) > > Alright, who the fuck let me win Narrative? Congratulations! :D
Thanks! I'm still struggling to accept the reality of it.
: Riot Polycount contest winners
Alright, who the fuck let me win Narrative? EDIT: Seriously though, this is amazing, and a great honor. Thank you, dear jury.
Rioter Comments
: YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Together, we shall endure their scorn...
Anyway, this seems like a good time to take a break from this game/fandom. As Bioluminescence put it, the highs and lows are a bit too strong (dangerously, depressingly strong) when you care as much as I did. It's plain unhealthy. I'll still check the eye candy but my main gaming/fanart will be elsewhere. Sorry if I annoyed you with my constant silly theories, but I swear it's the most fun I've ever had in a forum/community. See you in July/when the rivers run red again.
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Blood Magicks

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