How Social Media Saved the World

It cannot be understated that we are living through a history-making difficult time. Hundreds of thousands of people are falling victim to a global pandemic and everyone is else either staying home or acting brazenly stupid. It shouldn't be surprising, though, that one of the upshots of all of this is that there has been a rise in meme-making.

First defined by Richard Dawkins in 1976 as a cultural idea that takes on a life of its own and is passed down through generations much the same way that genes are, the word "meme" has itself taken on a life of its own to define pictures made and passed around on the Internet that often lampoon various aspects of life. I don't think I've seen any new memes in the past few days that weren't about the COVID-19 epidemic. But this isn't the first time a global catastrophe has been made fun of in what could be described as a "childish" fashion. In fact, one of the memes I've seen compared the uptick in Cor…


The Setting:

The Blood Elves have thus far used the Horde as a means to an end. In their quest to follow their leader, Kael'Thas, to the Outlands, and betrayed by the humans of the Alliance, they have allied themselves with their closest neighbors, the Forsaken, to traverse the perilous way to the Dark Portal.

But now Kael'Thas Sunstrider has betrayed them by allying with the Burning Legion. Their paladins' source of light has been stolen and the Sunwell rebuilt to bring to Azeroth none other than Kil'Jaeden, ruler of the Burning Legion. Seeking retribution, the Sin'Dorai turn to the Horde to be officially recognized once and for all as part of the congregated nations.

Representative Mae'Than of the Sin'Dorai approaches the counsel lead by Cairn Bloodhoof and makes his case for why the Blood Elves should be officially accepted into the Horde.

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This was to show off my voice-acting talent and my story-telling talent. The Blood Elves may already be official Hordies, but this is how the counsel went in my mind.