Reader JohnD is responsible for this unusual sight: "Here is a shot of Johanis Lolar, who is busy adventuring. I'm not sure his Santa cap helps him blend, but he's doing his best."
I always like to assume that Santa spends his off-season lurking in weeds and ambushing stray travelers with presents, so this picture plays into that fantasy. What? I'm normal; my parents had me tested.
"This is my Dragon, Skillstar," reported reader Mike, "and while doing missions near Innsmouth Academy, I just lucked into a big group fighting against Hel in the Christmas Conspiracy event for The Secret World. Naturally, I joined in, and before I knew it, I found myself fighting against a god alongside a military man in his underwear! Can you imagine being a god and getting killed by a guy in his underwear? No wonder she's so pissed! Hell, I would want to ruin Christmas too if I were her."
"Here is the U.S.S. Invictus in deep space," Jeff writes. "With only distant starlight for illumination, she takes on a lovely silvery hue."
I'll let her set the scene: "Recently my husband and I decided to revisit Final Fantasy XIV. We had dabbled in it before but always had other games to play. Now that we are slightly bummed about the new WoW expansion, we have decided to give this game another go. Here in the forefront is my new Archer/Conjurer, and in the background is my hubby's Gladiator. This game is just absolutely beautiful. I find myself just standing somewhere staring at the view more times than not!"
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