Monthly Archives: October 2011

Free Tristana Champion + Skin

Ok, this is quite old but it still works. Get your free Tristana champion and the Riot Girl skin for free if you become a Facebook fan of League of Legends! I’ve noticed some people have difficulty finding the right page to like, but here are the easy “facebook connect” links for every server location.

North America

Europe West

Europe Nordic East 

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League of Legends – Caitlyn

Caitlyn, The Sheriff of Piltover

Ever since I started playing League of Legends, I played ranged AD carry champions. The one I normally play is Sivir (she’s cheap and I knew I’d like her). But Caitlyn was free a few weeks ago and I tried her once before that. The only thing I can say is that I love to play her.

Her damage is better, her range is better, her poke is better (compared to Sivir). It’s not surprising since Caitlyn is a tier 1 champion and Sivir a tier 4. Like with every other champion, I needed some time to get used to her, especially her skills. Using her Yordle Snap Traps and 90 Caliber Net takes skill before you can use them effectively. Also the combination of using the trap’s stun, the net and her ult, Ace in the Hole, is awesome, but needs good timing and placement of the trap. The ‘downside’ to the trap is that it’s visible to everyone. A skilled enemy will not walk into it. This knowledge can be used to your advantage by placing traps in key places. Another nice thing to do is place them in the bushes where they cannot be seen until the enemy steps in it.

I’m still looking for the perfect build for Caitlyn as I’m not sure if AD or AP would make her the best possible or which build goes well with a type of play style. I’ve noticed that some champions fit my play style very well with any kind of build (just too bad they’re all low tiers), but it’s different for Caitlyn. I’ve checked Leaguecraft.com for builds but didn’t find a comparative guide. If you’re a LoL player and have experience with Caitlyn, please leave your suggestion below in the comments 🙂 Thank you

I wrote this article for the map Summoner’s Rift and not Dominion. I have purchased her with hard earned IP, but haven’t had the time and right condition to play her in Dominion. But I’m sure her ult is good to knock back enemies who are trying to cap the tower.

Whisper of the Heart

Whisper of the Heart

Ghibli Studio’s Whisper of the Heart is my favorite movie. Yes, it’s a children’s movie, animated by the Japanese version of Disney studios, but I can’t help it.

The story revolves about a young girl, Tsukishima Shizuku, who spends her summer vacation reading books instead of studying. All the books she borrows from the local library have one thing in common. A boy called Amagasa Seiji borrowed them before. She reads a lot of fairy tales and imagines Seiji as her prince charming. During her vacation she encounters a ‘jerk’ and she strongly wishes Seiji isn’t like him. At the end of the summer vacation she finds out the two boys are the same and that he isn’t a jerk. She just misunderstood. Seiji tells Shizuku that his dream is to become a great violin builder and that he wants to go to Italy to pursue his dream instead of going to high school.  Shizuku get inspired to find and follow her own dream, writing. I won’t tell you the ending, but I’m sure you can guess.

I love this movie because of its theme, follow your dreams. I think more people need to find their dreams and work to pursue them. I always feel inspired by this movie and it makes me want to work harder to get where I want to be. What makes this movie even more special to me is that my dreams is also writing.

When I’m down or have a writer’s block, I have to watch or read something that inspires that me. Whisper of the Heart is one that never fails to do so. Miyazaki Hayao’s magic is one that keeps enchanting people. His magic is of all ages and never becomes old.  All of his movies have a setting that you can only create when you wonder. You can’t think of something like The Cat Returns or Ponyo without that wonder. Watching any of his movies triggers my wonder ability.

Of course there are other works with themes about passion and dreams. Bakuman is another one in the same category. But I wouldn’t watch Bakuman to get inspired. I would watch it when I need a reminder to work hard. Talent becomes nothing without hard work.