Asmongold explains why he’s taking a mini break ahead of WoW Classic AQ - Dexerto

Asmongold explains why he’s taking a mini break ahead of WoW Classic AQ

Published: 8/Aug/2020 11:57

by Joe Craven


Asmongold, immensely popular Twitch streamer and World of Warcraft veteran, has explained why he won’t be streaming ahead of the launch of the highly anticipated WoW Classic AQ launch, coming on Monday, August 10. 

World of Warcraft Classic, a server option from the immensely popular World of Warcraft, has enabled players to delve into a “faithful recreation” of the game’s state prior to The Burning Crusade expansion.

Streamers, like Asmongold, have relished the opportunity to hop back into their favorite MMORPG. However, fans of the American will have to wait for his next stream, as he explained in a video uploaded to Twitter on August 7.

World of Warcraft Classic
Blizzard Entertainment
WoW Classic has been loved by fans of Blizzard Entertainment’s MMORPG.

In the video, Asmongold explained that he won’t be online on either Saturday or Sunday – the 8th and 9th of August respectively. The reasons for his absence were outlined, with the streamer describing the previous 24 hours as the “most painful” of his life.

“My teeth, as you can see – I did not gain 100 pounds,” he said. “My jaw is swollen. I don’t know if it’s an infection or just swelling or what, but I just got back from the dentist a little bit ago, and seems like they can’t pull the teeth out until the swelling goes down.”

“So I’m on antibiotics and some other sh*t,” he continued. “So I’m gonna have to deal with that for the next couple of days and I just need to take it easy and let this kind of settle.”

He finished by explaining that he’ll be playing Minecraft in a week or so. He also said that he hopes to be able to do the World of Warcraft Classic AQ on Monday, August 10, but a lot will depend on how he fares over the weekend. However, he did caveat this with “no promises”, so it seems like it’s still up in the air whether he’ll be able to stream.

Fans of the streamer will have their eyes firmly fixed on his Twitch channel ahead of Monday.


The best memes mocking Kim Kardashian’s viral 40th birthday party

Published: 28/Oct/2020 14:11 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 14:59

by Alice Hearing


It’s a beautiful thing when the internet comes together to bring about iconic memes. Lately, Kim Kardashian is the inspiration behind a hilarious trend after she tweeted about her lavish birthday party. 

On October 27, Kim revealed to the world how she was celebrating her 40th birthday in style through a thread on Twitter, filled with images from the gathering.

She wrote, “I don’t think any of us truly appreciated what a simple luxury it was to be able to travel and be together with family and friends in a safe environment.”

And she also acknowledged her own privilege, adding “I realize that for most people, this is something that is so far out of reach right now, so in moments like these, I am humbly reminded of how privileged my life is”

But one particular tweet in the thread found a whole new life of its own after parodies exploded on the platform. The tweet read, “After 2 weeks of multiple health screens and asking everyone to quarantine, I surprised my closest inner circle with a trip to a private island where we could pretend things were normal just for a brief moment in time.”

Twitter found it hilarious, providing their own versions of images alongside the text from the viral tweet – from different impressions of “private islands” to ominous depictions of the “inner circle”.  Scroll down to see some of the best parodies so far.

After 2 weeks of multiple health screens…

Drag Race’s Lemon inspired the ultimate nostalgia by pasting the tweet alongside an image from Club Penguin of the crowded iceberg from the game.

Journalist Sophie Thompson went so far as to use a screengrab from Midsommar, implying that a seemingly innocent getaway could turn into a horror movie – it is spooky season after all.

Attorney and author Rabia O’Chaudry continued the theme of implied violence with a screengrab from Game of Thrones, taking the narrative to a whole other level.

Comedian Katy Brand had the genius idea of using an image from the Wicker Man.

Internet personality Blessed Madonna compared Kim Kardashian’s get-together to Fyre Festival with this incredible image of one of the meals given to attendees at the infamous event.

Other tweets referred to popular games

Author Desus Nice shared the Contraband map from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

ESPN Esports pasted the tweet alongside an image of the Hyrule Temple from Super Smash Bros.

We had to include a shameless plug: we added Kings Canyon, the original map in Apex legends.

Twitter is nowhere near finished with these amazing parodies, and will surely keep going until all the options are exhausted. Watch this space.