No, I'm not sad. And yes, I know, I'm one day late with posting. But I have the perfect excuse, hear me out. Oh, and I sincerely hope you guys like blue.
Emma Williams, who recently started the Scruffy-Little Nerd Herder blog, initiated the "6 on 6" challenge.
"To kick off my new blog, I’m starting up a challenge for fellow bloggers, dedicated to taking 6 themed photos on the 6th of every month."
"The aim is to help improve photography skills, whilst giving followers a bit of a look into the things that you geek out about."
Since today is the sixth of August, it's time for me to post my six pictures, even though it is Thursday and I usually post on Wednesdays (gasp).
While Emma photographed her favourite blue geeky items in her house for today's post, I decided that in-game photography should count as well. So I present to you, 6 on 6 gaming-style!
Six times blue
1) Guardian Ravalyn on Hoth
SWTOR: I love playing my guardian, especially in PvP. I'm currently doing the jedi knight class story on ice planet Hoth, that, although officially all that ice is white, looks - indeed - quite blue. Here Ravalyn is testing her lightsaber; being a knight her colour crystal naturally is blue as well.
2) Sylvari Gaïende swimming in the sea
Guild Wars 2: This is the game where I get my exploring 'fix'. I found this seemingly endless sea while exploring on my Sylvari mesmer. I still don't know how far I would be able to continue swimming it, because I gave up after a while and returned home. Sylvari in blue dress swimming in blue sea underneath blue sky - I don't think it can get much more blue!
3) Elementalist Ravanel swimming with quaggans
Guild Wars 2: This game is great for blue stuff! This is my elementalist Ravanel in an underwater quaggan encampment. The thing on my head is a breathing mask, before you ask (no, I did not go dark side...). And a quaggan? That's that small blue creature holding a spear to the left. Quaggans live in those net-like underwater orbs and are considered to be ultra cute by the Guild Wars 2 community.
4) Lore-master Ravanel on her Steed of Many Colours
LOTRO: This is one of my favourite pictures featuring the original Ravanel. I took it on a photoshoot after I had earned it by defeating Saruman T2 Challenge mode (which was an incredibly hard fight at the time). In-game the horse garments shift colours!
5) Mesmer Gaïende looking over the Dreamdark Enclave
Guild Wars 2: One of the most beautiful areas in this game, Dreamdark Enclave, happens to look blue as well. You might recognize the area from the picture I sent in for this year's Screenshot Safari competition.
6) Operative Yuniper on the Imperial Fleet
SWTOR: You honestly did not think I would complete this list of pretty blue things without mentioning my chiss character, did you? Operative Yuniper is one of my very rare full dark side characters. As loyal readers may suspect, this means I'm having a lot of mental trouble playing her. Luckily she is at max level already, so I mostly use her when we need operative healing in our progression raid team (currently that means on Monolith hardmode).
That was number 6, we're done! On a last note: everyone is invited to participate in the challenge, so if you're stressed out on what to write for Blaugust today, you can totally save the day by quickly nicking six blue pictures from your screenshot collection. Ssh, don't tell I wrote this!
If you don't own a blog (or if you don't want to post blue pictures there for whatever reason), you're also free to post a picture of your favourite blue thing in the comments below.
"6 on 6" is a series of 6 screenshots on the 6th of each month, themed on colour: August: blue - September: purple - October: orange - November: gold - December: red - January: white - February: black - March: pink - April: silver - May: green - June: brown - July: yellow.