The 54th Deadline: Wild Card


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The 54th Deadline: Life is a series of chances to achieve something by a given point. You might very well miss out on opportunities if you are not careful. However, I firmly believe that God gives us plenty of means to find our way, even if we mess up here and there. After all, life demands deadlines. Try and try again until your goals and dreams are realized. Strive to finish on a successful note with whatever you set out to do. Always.
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If people are like cards in this elaborate game of life, then I am no doubt a wild card.

My value is ambiguous. My purpose is further shrouded in unpredictability. Regardless, I am cool with this.

Other people are more obvious about what they bring to the table. They already know what they represent as cards and nothing more.

When it is a non-wild card’s turn to be played, they contribute toward life in some way and that’s that. They fulfill their respective role in the name of the game.

However, as a wild card, my time to shine isn’t so obvious. It isn’t apparent until all the other pieces are in play. And then, and only then, will everything make sense.

The 54th Deadline: Attitude Shift

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The 54th Deadline: Life is a series of chances to achieve something by a given point. You might very well miss out on opportunities if you are not careful. However, I firmly believe that God gives us plenty of means to find our way, even if we mess up here and there. After all, life demands deadlines. Try and try again until your goals and dreams are realized. Strive to finish on a successful note with whatever you set out to do. Always.
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I’ve been gradually changing my attitude about everything. I don’t see the world in the same light as I did even just a few years ago.

My parents brought me up with the notion that hard work pays off, and this is something I do hold dear to my heart. However, I never really factored in the COMPETITION in life that has become way too obvious and apparent. Sometimes, to get ahead, you really need to be BETTER than everyone else.

Your peers.

Your friends.

Your “rivals.”

EVERYONE else. Continue reading

MOBA Monday: French Flower

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MOBA Monday: 
MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) is my favorite kind of gaming genre in the world.
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Fiora, my favorite champion in League of Legends, is awesome. Her name means flower. Now you know. ✾

The 54th Deadline: Reset


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The 54th Deadline: Life is a series of chances to achieve something by a given point. You might very well miss out on opportunities if you are not careful. However, I firmly believe that God gives us plenty of means to find our way, even if we mess up here and there. After all, life demands deadlines. Try and try again until your goals and dreams are realized. Strive to finish on a successful note with whatever you set out to do. Always.
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Do you wish you could just wake up one day and then reset your life?

That’s what I’m doing.

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RESET!

MOBA Monday: French Kitty

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MOBA Monday: 
MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) is my favorite kind of gaming genre in the world.
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Above is a picture of my favorite champion in League of Legends, Fiora, as a kitty. That is all. >^..^<

 

The 54th Deadline: Sad Story


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The 54th Deadline: Life is a series of chances to achieve something by a given point. You might very well miss out on opportunities if you are not careful. However, I firmly believe that God gives us plenty of means to find our way, even if we mess up here and there. After all, life demands deadlines. Try and try again until your goals and dreams are realized. Strive to finish on a successful note with whatever you set out to do. Always.
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I have grown weary of writing this sad story about myself.

I have had enough. It’s time I did something for myself for once that’s genuinely positive.

I get it. I am not significant to some people. I don’t even warrant a second thought, let alone their third thought and beyond.

I’m apparently just a big joke to others. But whatever. They don’t know the necessary details. Continue reading

MOBA Monday: Balance & Viability


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MOBA Monday: 
MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) is my favorite kind of gaming genre in the world.
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The notion of balance in regards to viability is a very subjective term in League of Legends. At least, it is in the sense that many players have varying opinions on what is considered OK and imbalanced.

The more I discuss on the official forums about why my favorite champion in the game, Fiora, needs to get buffed/remade, the more I realize how difficult it is to balance LoL as a whole. In Fiora’s case, she is a relatively solid champion, but she is nowhere beyond a mid-tier character at best.

All she brings to the table is damage, and other champions can bring damage and other goodies with more consistency. Nonetheless, I love Fiora to death because she is thematically an interesting character in my book, but her gameplay design leaves a lot to be desired.

If I magically could improve Fiora this very instant based on my own opinions, I personally would choose to emphasize Fiora’s 1v1 nature as a duelist. I would give her more tools to work with to shore up her mismatches in the top lane in particular, while of course I would do so within reason.

Though this French lady is my favorite champ in the game, I don’t necessarily want to see her elevated into an overpowered state. I simply want to see her be considered viable within her own niche. That is all.

However, there are many opinions within just the thread I posted that state, “Fiora is fine, so don’t change her” or something else along this same train of thought. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and all, but I can at least say with complete honesty that Fiora needs some upgrades to patch up her underpowered areas.

For instance, Fiora’s skill-set as a whole is lacking that “oomph” aspect to bring it all together. I can play Fiora just fine, but I always feel like I am missing something to round out her overall performance.

Regardless, I long for the day that this Darling Duelist of mine gets plenty of attention from Riot. Fiora … future Flavor of the Month character? I hope so. :)

Card Me: Nessian Wilds Ravager


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Card Me: A favorite hobby of mine is playing card games. There is just something really remarkable about how laying cardboard onto a table can bring people together for lots of fun/frustration. As a naturally shy person in real life, I enjoy how card games can bring me out of my shell for quite the social activity.
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So I went to some prereleases for Born of the Gods, a new set of cards for Magic: The Gathering.

And of course, this was a chance to get my hands on some goodies in the set. With green being my color of choice, getting ahold of Nessian Wilds Ravager was guaranteed at my prereleases.

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Card Name: Nessian Wilds Ravager
Mana Cost: 4GreenGreen
Converted Mana Cost: 6
Types: Creature — Hydra
Card Text: Tribute 6 (As this creature enters the battlefield, an opponent of your choice may place six +1/+1 counters on it.)
When Nessian Wilds Ravager enters the battlefield, if tribute wasn’t paid, you may have Nessian Wilds Ravager fight another target creature. (Each deals damage equal to its power to the other.)
P/T: 6 / 6
Expansion: Born of the Gods (Rare) Born of the Gods
Rarity: Rare
Card Number: 129
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Nessian Wilds Ravager is one of many cards that introduce a new mechanic called tribute. Basically, tribute puts your opponent in a tough situation by forcing them to decide if they want to deal with a larger creature or something bad is going to happen.

In the case of Nessian Wilds Ravager, your opponent either settles to make it a giant 12/12 creature or they let it duke it out with a creature of theirs (in which case, their creature will probably lose to this hydra’s 6/6 stats.)
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The 54th Deadline: Turning Point




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The 54th Deadline: Life is a series of chances to achieve something by a given point. You might very well miss out on opportunities if you are not careful. However, I firmly believe that God gives us plenty of means to find our way, even if we mess up here and there. After all, life demands deadlines. Try and try again until your goals and dreams are realized. Strive to finish on a successful note with whatever you set out to do. Always.
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I have a bit of a dark secret concerning my past few years … I have been overly pissed off in more ways than one. I just try to hide it through outlets and other therapeutic means.

But enough is enough.

You can call it what you want, but the rage has been building for so long now. I can’t even contain it anymore. Everything really wants to come out. It takes a lot of excess energy to suppress and keep things in check, but I feel like I am at my personal limit.

What have I been mad about? Well, there are lots of things to feel anger toward.

My circumstances. My toxic mindset that pops up often. And a bunch of other things that just drive me into a corner, making me want to suppress a lot of the negative stuff before something bad happens.

But everything comes full circle to the point where I wonder why I try so hard to hold back … It’s not like I am doing myself a favor by letting these feelings burn through me from the inside out. Just a random incident here and there really urges me to let loose for once.

Oh, don’t get me wrong. I understand what I am feeling can be at times illogical and borderline on the petty side, but I can’t help but feel how I feel about things.

For instance, something that continues to grind my gears is people ignoring me for whatever reason. I have grown accustomed to others not giving a damn about me, thinking that I am some lost cause or something. Like I don’t matter. Like I am a big joke that needs to be forgotten about … But this in turn just infuriates me to no end.

I’m human, after all. Humans are supposed to get their buttons pushed once and a while. For me, I have been a perpetual punching bag from life itself. I know a chunk of the personal beatings stem from my own wrongdoings, but then this is where others were supposed to come in to give me a helping hand.

And to those who have stuck around me for this whole time, I can’t help but give you a “You’re awesome!” for trying to stick with me through thick and thin. And yet, for everyone else … well, let’s just say I don’t have many polite words in my vocabulary to utter.

Of course, I realize some of this isn’t the other people’s fault per se. Everyone has their respective lives to live, and everyone should have the right to choose who they interact with and whatnot.

However, I guess it goes to show that I have a lot of problematic areas in my own life to sort out. It just feels like many screws are loose that keep me from feeling “complete,” and thus this in itself explains why I have grown so dependent of finding “comfort” to help keep me mentally and emotionally afloat.

I completely realize I should not let so many things get to me. Not many individuals are attempting to be mean or rude to me on purpose, but something upstairs keeps telling me this is how I should perceive it. And this cycle keeps occurring over and over again until I don’t even know what’s correct or incorrect anymore, what’s normal or an injustice, what’s blatant or subtle … Continue reading

The 54th Deadline: Grand Image

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The 54th Deadline: Life is a series of chances to achieve something by a given point. You might very well miss out on opportunities if you are not careful. However, I firmly believe that God gives us plenty of means to find our way, even if we mess up here and there. After all, life demands deadlines. Try and try again until your goals and dreams are realized. Strive to finish on a successful note with whatever you set out to do. Always.
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It goes without saying that we all have that “grand image” floating around in our minds of who we ought to be.

This “grand image” often showcases the epitome of what we respectively would consider “successful,” as loose of a definition as this can be.

This success could be money, fame, love and everything else that matters. All of that good stuff. Regardless of what it is, naturally (unfortunately), not everything always pans out as we all envision.

It is perfectly normal to enjoy viewing your “grand image” here and there, but reality seems to come crashing down to remind us where we are in life.

For some individuals, they can at least say they are in a decent-and-up spot. Though not necessarily excelling, these individuals are at least on the right track toward greater things.

Which is great. Anyone who can say they are in OK shape with life should be content. Be grateful for what you have. Count each and every blessing.

After all, not everyone can be this lucky. Something has got to give …

For me, I used to be on the unlucky end of the spectrum. Forget the notion of “success” and all … I was just trying to remain relevant within my own mind.

You see … this is the tricky part about one’s “grand image” – you have to reassure yourself about what is attainable and what is pure fantasy. It may be pleasant to picture ideal aspects, but there always comes a time when you need to wake up.

A “grand image” does not have to be impossible to achieve per se, but it is something that you can use to encourage yourself to better your very existence.

MOBA Monday: The Beginning

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MOBA Monday: MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) is my favorite kind of gaming genre in the world.
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My first action in a MOBA game was when I picked Tiny in Defense of the Ancients.

I didn’t know what I was doing, so I went up and used Tiny’ Avalanche skill onto creeps. At this very instant, I got flamed by everyone in the game. But from this point onward, I would begin to realize that this would be my all-time favorite game genre ever.

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