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League of Legends
LoL has been my main game throughout this past year. It is part of the rising gaming genre called a MOBA – a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena. If you haven’t played a MOBA before, it is a bit tricky to explain. Basically, LoL involves a team of players trying to destroy the opposing team’s main building called a Nexus.

You work toward this particular goal  by controlling a character called a Champion. Each Champion has a variety of skills to use that do different effects, and so the main idea is to use your skill-sets in combination with your teammates’ abilities to defeat the opposing team.

In addition, victory often entails achieving a bunch of other objectives throughout the course of one game, so there is a good amount of depth behind winning a LoL match.

Strategy is my favorite element of gaming. I thoroughly enjoy coming up with my own tactics to achieve victory in my own way. With LoL, I am allowed to put my own stamp on things to reflect how I play the game.

If you’re ever up for a game of LoL, add my Summoner name – Nhan Fiction (Formally Coug54).

Gameplay Example


This is a video of someone else playing the game as my favorite Champion in the game, Nidalee. Cougar power!

League of Legends-Related Projects
As a frequent poster on the Leaguecraft forums, I enjoy writing about LoL. Below are some of my writing samples.

Champion Suggestions
Vikki, The Gemini Witch (Ver. 3.0)
Vikki, The Gemini Witch (Ver. 4.0)
Vikki, The Gemini Witch (Ver. 5.0)

Vikki, The Gemini Witch (Ver. 6.0)
Mai, The Miracle Maiden
Goliath, The Guardian Golem
Kiya, The Feline of Fervor
Kiya (Blog Version)
Avrillya, The Vindictive Assailant
Cerule, the Mystic Mermaid
Cerule, the Mystic Mermaid (Wiki)
Kiya, the Fervor of the Sands
Sylphie, the Butterfly Faerie
Kiya, the Fervor of the Sands (Version 2.0)
Maki, the Shrine Maiden

Champion Strategy Guides
Singed, The Mad Chemist

Nidalee, The Bestial Huntress
Caitlyn, The Sheriff of Piltover
Ashe, The Frost Archer

Game Strategy Guides
Emotions: The Driving Force behind Player Performance
Emotions: The Driving Force behind Player Performance+

Champion Guides I’ve Edited
Bguggs (Rammus Guide)
Dimble (Caitlyn Guide)

Something Random
A List of In-Game Writing Errors
A Letter that I Edited
Guide-Editing Services
Pham Fact: I’m a Johnny
Ten Random Things I Say When Playing ‘LoL’
Another Me – The Gamer
It’s All in the Name
Girl Power (In Gaming)
The O Word
Kiya
Riot’s Recent Champ Release Report Card
She’s a Lady
She’s a Lady Part 2
Page Me
Artsy
Artsy Part 2
Star Power
Kiya (Voice)
Kiya (Lore 2.0)
Itemize
The Grind
Graphics Aren’t Everything
Graphics Aren’t Everything Part 2
LoL Pet Peeves
Dat Support
Voices
Voices Part 2
Passive
PUMA POWER!
Work to Succeed
LoL’s Draft Mode Needs More Bans
Heavy Metal
Kiya (Wiki)
PUMA POWER!
PIG POWER!
Vikki (Wiki)
LoL: Getting Your Buttons Pushed
Bubbly
Bubbly Part 2
Bubbly Part 3
Bubbly Part 4
Bubbly Part 5
Bubbly Part 6
Bubbly Part 7
Bubbly Part 8
Bubbly Part 9
Bubbly Part 10
Bubbly Part 11
Bubbly Part 12
Bubbly Part 13
Bubbly Part 14
Bubbly Part 15
Copycat
(Summoner) Spell It Out for Me
Item Housekeeping
Practice Makes Perfect
Dodger
Close Quarters
I Surrender
The Jungle Jam
Champion Spotlight Impressions: Syndra
That Far Away?
Mistaken
Attitude Adjustment
The Holy Trinity for Ranged Carries
Outrageous Aegis
Ping Me
Bananas
Fight as Five
Fight as Five Part 2
Why Fuel the Fire?
Pre-game Communication
Egotistical
Beacon
Too Bright
Unpopular Opinion
Rethinking
Oversight
Dat Dominion
The Ellipsis of …
A French Twist (Fiora Remake)
Shadows
Nami vs. Cerule (A Battle of Voice Acting)
The Support Hot Potato
Such a Riot
Fantastic 15
Lesson Learned
Eat Crow
A New League
Purr-fect
Purr-fect Part 2
Purr-fect Part 3
Purr-fect Part 4
Purr-fect Part 5
Purr-fect Part 6
Purr-fect Part 7
Purr-fect Part 8
Purr-fect Part 9
Purr-fect Part 10
Purr-fect Part 11
Purr-fect Part 12
Purr-fect Part 13
Purr-fect Part 14
Purr-fect Part 15
Purr-fect Part 16
Purr-fect Part 17
Purr-fect Part 18
Purr-fect Part 19
Purr-fect Part 20
Kitty Heaven
Toward the Top
Toward the Top Part 2
Toward the Top Part 3
Toward the Top Part 4
Toward the Top Part 5
Toward the Top Part 6
Toward the Top Part 7
Toward the Top Part 8
Toward the Top Part 9
Snowballing
How Resourceful
The Right Recipe
A Casual Attitude Waters Down Ranked Play
First Penta …
Someone Called Karma
Fluttery
Fluttery Part 2
Fluttery Part 3
Fluttery Part 4
Fluttery Part 5
Fluttery Part 6
Fluttery Part 7
Fluttery Part 8
Fluttery Part 9
Fluttery Part 10
Fluttery Part 11
Fluttery Part 12
Fluttery Part 13
Fluttery Part 14
Fluttery Part 15
Fluttery Part 16
Fluttery Part 17
Fluttery Part 18
Like a Pro
Decide the Tide
Bubbly Purr-fect
Power Girl
Warrior Woman
Warrior Woman Part 2
Ms. Melody
Celestial Child
French Fencer
Steampunk Sheriff
Avenging Angel
Bop & Pop
Ninja Assassin
Cold Champion
Stealth Step
A Darling Duelist
Shock and Awe
Vi for Violence
Banana
My Five “Bad Luck” Champs
Champion Guide: Fiora, the Grand Duelist
Teamwork OP
The Play-setter and Playmaker
The Play-setter and Playmaker Part 2
The Play-setter and Playmaker Part 3
The Play-setter and Playmaker Part 4
The Play-setter and Playmaker Part 5
Pet Peeve: Redirecting Blame
Pet Peeve: Toxic Community Members
Late-season Terrors in Ranked
Diamond Dreams

MOBA Monday
MOBA Monday: A Change of Heart
MOBA Monday: Remaking a Darling Duelist
MOBA Monday: Fantastic 15 (Season Four)
MOBA Monday: The Beginning
MOBA Monday: Prepping for the Fourth LoL Season
MOBA Monday: A Fiora Fix
MOBA Monday: Taste Testing Flavor of the Month
MOBA Monday: Maki, the Shrine Maiden
MOBA Monday: Balance & Viability
MOBA Monday: French Flower
MOBA Monday: Serenity

LoL Philosophies
LoL Philosophy No. 1
LoL Philosophy No. 2
LoL Philosophy No. 3
LoL Philosophy No. 4

Guest Post(s)
Elise, the Spide Queen; or How Riot Forgot That Women Wear Clothes
what’s up gurl?
For Honor (and ribbons)
The value of teamwork

Fun Fact: I compiled a list off 33 pages worth of writing errors, which I submitted to Riot Games, the game company behind LoL. A lot of people may not care about typos, but the game now has a lot less writing mistakes because of my list.

What a Riot (Part 1)
What a Riot (Part 2)
What a Riot (Part 3)
What a Riot (Part 4)
What a Riot (Part 5)
What a Riot (Part 6)
What a Riot (Part 7)
What a Riot (Part 8)

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Video Game Review(s)
DotA
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Star Fox 64
Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy XIII
StarCraft
Arc Rise Fantasia

Movie Review(s)
Green Lantern

TV/Anime Series Review(s)
The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (Season 1)
My Bride is a Mermaid

Comic Book Review(s)
The Huntress (Miniseries of The New 52)

Random Kanji Knowledge
Random Kanji Knowledge: Shinka
Random Kanji Knowledge: Sensei
Random Kanji Knowledge: Kibou
Random Kanji Knowledge: Ryouri
Random Kanji Knowledge: Ongaku
Random Kanji Knowledge: Yume
Random Kanji Knowledge: Yuuki
Random Kanji Knowledge: Hajime
Random Kanji Knowledge: Kandou
Random Kanji Knowledge: Sotsugyou
Random Kanji Knowledge: Haha
Random Kanji Knowledge: Hontou
Random Kanji Knowledge: Unmei
Random Kanji Knowledge: Tenshi
Random Kanji Knowledge: Chichi
Random Kanji Knowledge: Natsu
Random Kanji Knowledge: Hanabi
Random Kanji Knowledge: Tegami
Random Kanji Knowledge: Yami
Random Kanji Knowledge: Ikari
Random Kanji Knowledge: Kokoro
Random Kanji Knowledge: Henshin
Random Kanji Knowledge: Kyojin
Random Kanji Knowledge: Hako
Random Kanji Knowledge: Sora
Random Kanji Knowledge: Byouki
Random Kanji Knowledge: Odoru
Random Kanji Knowledge: Jouzu
Random Kanji Knowledge: Zetsubou
Random Kanji Knowledge: Ame
Random Kanji Knowledge: Aki
Random Kanji Knowledge: Chizu
Random Kanji Knowledge: Megane
Random Kanji Knowledge: Nikki
Random Kanji Knowledge: Hanbun
Random Kanji Knowledge: Eigo
Random Kanji Knowledge: Senketsu
Random Kanji Knowledge: Fuyu
Random Kanji Knowledge: Nemui
Random Kanji Knowledge: Kawaii
Random Kanji Knowledge: Tanjoubi
Random Kanji Knowledge: Shourai
Random Kanji Knowledge: Tokei
Random Kanji Knowledge: Yuugou
Random Kanji Knowledge: Shougen
Random Kanji Knowledge: Shiai
Random Kanji Knowledge: Todoke
Random Kanji Knowledge: Koibito
Random Kanji Knowledge: Genki
Random Kanji Knowledge: Shouri
Random Kanji Knowledge: Kizuna
Random Kanji Knowledge: Tamago

Happy Haiku
Happy Haiku: Patience
Happy Haiku: Do Your Best!
Happy Haiku: Confidence
Happy Haiku: Shooting Star
Happy Haiku: Youth
Happy Haiku: Sakura
Happy Haiku: Summer Mermaid
Happy Haiku: Fireworks
Happy Haiku: Rainy Smile
Happy Haiku: Darkness
Happy Haiku: Two Kittens
Happy Haiku: Set Sail!
Happy Haiku: Nature
Happy Haiku: Butterfly Wings
Happy Haiku: Discovery
Happy Haiku: Sad Eyes
Happy Haiku: Stunning
Happy Haiku: Floating Clouds
Happy Haiku: Underwater
Happy Haiku: Sweetness
Happy Haiku: Blue Mist
Happy Haiku: Halves
Happy Haiku: Pose
Happy Haiku: In Tranquility
Happy Haiku: Question
Happy Haiku: No Way
Happy Haiku: Fluffy
Happy Haiku: Coffee
Happy Haiku: Winter
Happy Haiku: Transformation
Happy Haiku: Christmas Eve
Happy Haiku: New Year
Happy Haiku: Awakening
Happy Haiku: Feeling
Happy Haiku: Music
Happy Haiku: Seahawks
Happy Haiku: Seriousness
Happy Haiku: Light
Happy Haiku: To Listen
Happy Haiku: Getting Ready
Happy Haiku: Fiora

Showstopper
Showstopper: Kitchen Nightmares

Card Me
Card Me: Sleep & Ætherize
Card Me: The Madolche Kingdom
Card Me: Magic Colors
Card Me: Thragtusk
Card Me: Fathom Mage
Card Me: Gagaga Girl
Card Me: Vorel of the Hull Clade
Card Me: Harpie Channeler
Card Me: Burning-Tree Emissary
Card Me: Morphing Jar
Card Me: Kalonian Tusker
Card Me: Solemn Judgment
Card Me: Mokey Mokey
Card Me: Elvish Mystic
Card Me: Tytannial, Princess of Camellias
Card Me: Kalonian Hydra
Card Me: Injection Fairy Lily
Card Me: Mono Green
Card Me: Honest
Card Me: Scavenging Ooze
Card Me: Effect Veiler
Card Me: Ranger’s Guile
Card Me: Forest
Card Me: Nylea, God of the Hunt
Card Me: Gyre Sage
Card Me: Witchstalker
Card Me: Boon Satyr
Card Me: Sylvan Caryatid
Card Me: Gatecreeper Vine
Card Me: Photon Papilloperative
Card Me: Mono Green Midrange
Card Me: Fleetfeather Sandals
Card Me: Primeval Bounty
Card Me: Miming Slime
Card Me: Plummet
Card Me: Nessian Wilds Ravager
Card Me: Courser of Kruphix
Card Me: Charging Badger
Card Me: Gladecover Scout
Card Me: Unflinching Courage
Card Me: Gift of Orzhova

Abide by the Vibe
Abide by the Vibe: Free Yourself
Abide by the Vibe: More Chances
Abide by the Vibe: To Protect
Abide by the Vibe: Feelings of Fury
Abide by the Vibe: Bliss
Abide by the Vibe: Canvas
Abide by the Vibe: Groove
Abide by the Vibe: Feel Fantastic
Abide by the Vibe: Helping Hand
Abide by the Vibe: Boost
Abide by the Vibe: Grace
Abide by the Vibe: To Transform
Abide by the Vibe: Energy
Abide by the Vibe: Spirited
Abide by the Vibe: Snooze
Abide by the Vibe: Believing in Yourself
Abide by the Vibe: Holy Influence
Abide by the Vibe: Prayer
Abide by the Vibe: Puzzle Pieces
Abide by the Vibe: Poise
Abide by the Vibe: Logic
Abide by the Vibe: Life in Lyric Form
Abide by the Vibe: Willpower
Abide by the Vibe: Idol
Abide by the Vibe: Colors
Abide by the Vibe: Numb
Abide by the Vibe: Realization
Abide by the Vibe: Passions
Abide by the Vibe: Choice
Abide by the Vibe: Faith
Abide by the Vibe: Crossing Over
Abide by the Vibe: Soul
Abide by the Vibe: Transition
Abide by the Vibe: Progress
Abide by the Vibe: Resilience
Abide by the Vibe: Pulse
Abide by the Vibe: To Reappear
Abide by the Vibe: Visible
Abide by the Vibe: Image
Abide by the Vibe: Guidance
Abide by the Vibe: Ongoing Story

The 54th Deadline
The 54th Deadline: New Year Resolution
The 54th Deadline: Direction
The 54th Deadline: Grand Image
The 54th Deadline: Turning Point
The 54th Deadline: Solving the Puzzle
The 54th Deadline: Old to New
The 54th Deadline: Ongoing Patience
The 54th Deadline: Sad Story
The 54th Deadline: Attitude Shift
The 54th Deadline: Wild Card

Pet Peeve
Pet Peeve: Littering
Pet Peeve: Not Being Honest about Yourself
Pet Peeve: Bigotry and Religion
Pet Peeve: Saying a Cougar “Roars”
Pet Peeve: Bad Trades
Pet Peeve: “Supposed” Misogyny in Competitive Gaming
Pet Peeve: Not Liking Cute Things
Pet Peeve: Writing Plurals with an Apostrophe
Pet Peeve: Well-done Steak
Pet Peeve: Using the Wrong “Everyday”
Pet Peeve: Deal Breakers
Pet Peeve: Casual Attitude in a Competitive Environment
Pet Peeve: Unreasonable People
Pet Peeve: Red Flags at Champ Select
Pet Peeve: When Sideboard Cards Don’t Show Up
Pet Peeve: The Lack of Fiora Artwork
Pet Peeve: Fair Weather Fans
Pet Peeve: Improperly Grouping Asians Together
Pet Peeve: Tilts
Pet Peeve: Undervaluing Anxiety
Pet Peeve: Redirecting Blame
Pet Peeve: Not Appreciating Rivalries
Pet Peeve: Incorrect, “English Class” Interpretations

Deck Profile
Deck Profile: Anti-Cure

Anime Recommendation(s)
Anime Recommendation: Sword Art Online
Anime Recommendation: Tari Tari
Problem Children
Start:Dash!! (Love Live! School Idol Project)
僕らは今のなかで (Love Live! School Idol Project)
きっと青春が聞こえる (Love Live! School Idol Project)
Kimi ni Todoke
Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) Part 2
Hataraku Maou-sama!
Suisei no Gargantia
Itazura na Kiss
Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru
The Legend of the Legendary Heroes
The Sunday without God
Dangan Ronpa
WataMote
Dog & Scissors
Silver Spoon
Blood Lad
Zero no Tsukaima
Fantasista Doll
Stella Jogakuin Koutouka C3-bu
Love Lab
Sailor Moon
Fall 2013 Anime Preview
My Top Five 2013 Fall Anime

Imoristar
What a ☆
What a ☆ Part 2
What a ☆ Part 3
What a ☆ Part 4
What a ☆ Part 5
What a ☆ Part 6
What a ☆ Part 7
What a ☆ Part 8
What a ☆ Part 9
What a ☆ Part 10
What a ☆ Part 11`
What a ☆ Part 12
What a ☆ Part 13
What a ☆ Part 14
What a ☆ Part 15
What a ☆ Part 16
What a ☆ Part 17
What a ☆ Part 18
What a ☆ Part 19
What a ☆ Part 20
What a ☆ Part 21
What a ☆ Part 22
What a ☆ Part 23
What a ☆ Part 24
What a ☆ Part 25
What a ☆ Part 26
What a ☆ Part 27
What a ☆ Part 28
What a ☆ Part 29
What a ☆ Part 30
What a ☆ Part 31
Help an Artist Out
Help an Arist Out Part 2
A Mokey ☆

Kitchen Courage
Kitchen Courage
Kitchen Courage Part 2
Kitchen Courage Part 3
Kitchen Courage Part 4
Kitchen Courage Part 5
Kitchen Courage Part 6

Noteworthy Blog Post(s)
Harsh Reality
Unsheathed Claws
On Paper …
Perception & Reality
Your Inner Wannabe(s): Part 2
It’s All in the Name
Pham Fact: I’m a Johnny
Girl Power (In Gaming)
Empathy Expecations
A Boneheaded Mistake
High Expectations
Being Invisible
Crossroads in a Writer’s Life
Dig Deep
Genuine Generosity
End of the Wulff Pack
Restaurant Menu Mastery
Restaurant Menu Mastery Part 2
Restaurant Menu Mastery Part 3
Restaurant Menu Mastery Part 4
Restaurant Menu Mastery Part 5
Chasing Shadows
Chasing Shadows Part 2
Chasing Shadows Part 3
Clashing Dragons
Clashing Dragons Part 2
Clashing Dragons Part 3
Earning Stripes
The Impersonal Aspect … Or One Would Think
A Restored Roar in Queen City
Hitting the Books
Different Destiny
Tuning Out
Card Me
Socializing
Life’s Obstacles
Scapegoats
Yellow Insensitivity
Yellow Insensitivity Part 2
College Newsroom Nostalgia
The Other Side of the Coin
Fragmented
Tipping the Scales
Diagnosis Needed
Diagnosis Needed Part 2
Diagnosis Needed Part 3
Hesitation
Ducks in a Row
Worlds Apart
Curiosity
Drawing the Line
Avarice
Spring Up
Despair
Assertiveness
Inkling
The Next Chapter
Sunshine Award
山猫
Buoy
Cougar >^..^<
切望のフリージア
イモリスター
Happy Birthday, Rikki!
Lede by Example
NEW: Blog Game Award!
Amber
In America
C. Dragon Punch
Something Super
Something Super Part 2
It’s a Zoo Out There
Iconic
Snap
PAX
One Lovely Blog AWARD
Yume Sekai
The Forbidden One
Wonder Thunder
Can They Haz Names?
They Almost Haz Names
Mind-blowing
Smashed Switch
The Notion of Hope
Happy Birthday, Mokey-chan!
2012 in Review
Just Feline Fine
Just Feline Fine Part 2
Just Feline Fine Part 3
To Abide by the Vibe
Jumbled
Having Your Cake and Eating It Too
Baked
My Own Quote
With the Strength of Ra!
Finding Silver Linings
Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey Part 2
The Pride of Australia
Card Game Love
Capitalism through Cards
Capitalism through Cards Part 2
Capitalism through Cards Part 3
Early Easter
[Yandere CD] Nana and Nono【English Fandub】Part 1
[Yandere CD] Nana and Nono【English Fandub】Part 2
A Jovial Jolt
Hot Dog
An Animal House
The Pride of Australia Part 2
Japanese Te Form Song
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
Crystal Clear
Stop Being a Scrub!!!
Tux & Kuro, a Dynamic Duo
Outer Senshi
My Top 10 Anime Buzzwords
Puppy in a Sweater
A Matter of Phamily: Happy Birthday, Trung!

Random
Goliath, The Guardian Golem (DotA)

Guest Post(s)
Rant: We’re All Mad Here (Mini-Review?)
My Old-New Drawing
Random Rant: WTF Bleach
The Devin has Arrived! Please, Please, No Pictures *Hair Flips*
Welcome? ヽ(○´∀`)ノ♪ ……ohgawdmyheartstrings ; – ;
Imori Introduces Herself :D
Yuki-onna
This has never happened before… ; _ ;
Wave Your Hands Together … for This Post :D
Bacon Pancakes, Makin’ Bacon Pancakes~ <3
Devinly Artwork~ PONIESSS!!!
Devinly Artwork – Contest Time!
Not so Devinly Sleeping Problems… STORY TIME!!!
Things Fandubbers Do That Annoy Me … (Part 1)
Things Fandubbers Do That I Love … (Part 1)
Something about YouTube Choruses That Annoy Me …
Video Games That Make Us Angry!
How I Feel When Random People Ask Me to Sing with Them …
Kakuri Burst ~ Devin & Fluxx
Fumbling, Bumbling, Stumbling
Starlight Keeper – New Kingdom Hearts PV!!!
Becoming “Popular”
Ask Devin!!! :D
Misao Auditions OPEN!!!
Devinly Promotion!
Utsu Talks about Voice Acting

Awards
ABC AWARD
Sunshine Award
New: Blog Game Award!
One Lovely Blog Award





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