I, and many like me, have been lifelong Gnomes and choose such avatars in-game to show solidarity and to deliver the comeuppance that "tallies" deserve. This screenshot is just a sad reminder that we are often portrayed as the butt of jokes and thoughtlessly killed every single day just to amuse those who had a stronger growth spurt than we.
Oh, how I do hope that Troll choked on his first bite of Gnome pie and suffered through explosive intestinal distress shortly thereafter. That's the only way they'll learn.
"Here's the cutscene as you're finishing the Last Train to Cairo," Jonathan said. "I think it's a great action shot, even if you can't see my character's face."
"I love everything about Champions Online, but one thing that I hate is that you can't go to the moon just by flying there. If only you could skip the teleporting part to fight your nemesis!"
Reader Becca took this one of her and her man: "You've got me opening up my screenshot folders! At one point in our Guild Wars 2 adventures, my hubs and I decided to roll Warriors together because dual carnage. We figured a big burly Norn with a tiny Asura buzzing around him would look pretty rad. It does."
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