ELO Hell is other people.

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Admiral Love

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01-30-2013

Three damned souls, Garcin, Inès, and Estelle are brought to the same queue in ELO hell by the mysterious Riot. They had all expected noobs and trolls to punish them for eternity, but instead find a plain queue furnished in the style of the Second Season Patch. None of them will admit the reason for their damnation: Garcin says that he was reported for being too pro, while Estelle insists that a mistake has been made.

Inès, however, demands that they all stop lying to themselves and confess to their crimes. She refuses to believe that they all ended up in the queue by accident and soon realizes that they have been placed together to make each other miserable. Garcin suggests that they try to leave each other alone, but Inès starts to sing about trolls and Estelle wants to find a gank to carry her. Inès tries to seduce Estelle by offering to gank her lane and tells her everything she sees, but ends up frightening her instead.

After arguing they decide to confess to their crimes so they know what to expect from each other. Garcin cheated and used hacks and ghosting to win games; Inès seduced her lanemates into initiating fights they couldn't possibly win; and Estelle likes to play support but hates having to buy wards. Despite their revelations they continue to get on each other's nerves. Garcin finally gives in to Estelle's attempts to gank for him, which drives Inès crazy when they both die. Garcin begs Estelle to tell him he is not a coward for attempting to flee his lane during a push. While she complies, Inès tells him that Estelle is just agreeing with him so she can avoid being reported. This causes Garcin to attempt to leave the game. After trying to leave repeatedly, his champ freezes, but he is unable to leave. He says that he will not be saved until Inès has faith in him. She refuses, saying it's obvious he's a coward, and promising to make him miserable forever. Estelle, infuriated by her treatment of Garcin, tries to kill Inès, by telling the enemy her location. As they are all already dead, this attack does nothing - bemused, Inès even runs into a tower and kills herself. Shocked at the absurdity of his fate, Garcin concludes, "ELO hell is other people" - not trolls or noobs, but the torment of those he can't escape. The game ends with the three joining in prolonged laughter before resigning themselves to spending the rest of eternity together.


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Admiral Love

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01-30-2013

Taken from a synopsis of Jean-Paul Sartre's famous play, No Exit. A good read for those of us frustrated with our interactions with the rest of humanity.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Exit