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For the last few weeks or months (I don’t really pay anything too much attention), my friends have been obsessed with the game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Literally, it’s all they can/will talk about.

My friends are all big gamers. Trust me, they’ve played every game under the sun. World of Warcraft, Left for Dead (1 &2), League of Legends, Minecraft, and many more that I’ve never heard of. So naturally when they found out that a new Elder Scrolls game was coming out they were more than excited.

Then I went home for winter break and went on the internet. That is when my grievance with Skyrim began.

Some of the guards in Skyrim claim that they used to be an adventurer like you, but then they took an arrow to the knee. This phrase in the game is ridiculous because in the game you are pelted by thousands of arrows and millions of enemies and you venture on, while this “adventurer” stopped after one arrow, plus almost every guard in every city says it. And because of the ridiculousness of this phrase, people have turned it into memes, t-shirts, videos, songs, and all sorts of silly things. But like all popular things on the Internet, it got over used to the point that I started to loathe the game even though I had never seen it or heard anything about it besides that one line. It was clever the first time I heard it but now it makes me wish death upon all that utter those 16 words.

Don’t believe me when I say it’s been overused? Open another window and Google, “I used to be an adventurer like you, then I took an arrow in the knee”. Too lazy? It’s alright. I’ve made a compilation of some of the thousands of images.

Starting to get my point? It’s annoying beyond belief. So now my rant comes to a close, but please do me a favor. If anyone says that they used to be an adventurer, please punch them in the knee.