Really hoping I get a red on this.
I've posted this before, and I've said it some numerous times before, I'd hope that IronStylus or Lyte could answer this in specific, as they're the Rioters closest to my interests in fields.
I am a "Musician", this is in quotes because while I am - by definition - a paid musician at a recognized institution (a church), it's not some super famous gig that I'll be forever known for with some kind of weight to its title. In fact, it's the one position up from 'guitarist in coffee shop', just below the 'I play in a band that makes money'. I also spend a lot of my free time considering behaviors of others and how it can be improved through a specific method. No, none of it is professional in its own right, but it's really the closest to 'experience' I can muster.
As Lyte mentioned in his post, game companies aren't exactly on the market for amateur musicians or self-proclaimed 'volunteer' councilors. Riot's always been my favorite company, even a job that was filling out Support Tickets all day would be way cooler than what I'm currently doing. I've looked into your internships, but those require you to be /on site/, which is something I can't afford at the moment. What do I do?
@IronStylus: I summoned you for your best opinion from the artist point of view. While we're two different disciplines, it's safe to say that there's someone always better than you, which makes me ask myself "Why does this company want me when they have this and this?" Given Praeco's excellent work, I doubt you'll need a replacement for him any time soon, so my best bet is relying on my secondary hobby of writing. Things like lore and what not. Such things aren't listed on the Careers page, as the closest position (Writer) just states someone that archives words on a page. Which is neat and all, but exactly the glorious inundation of an artist.
Now of course I don't want to sound like 'I'm an artist AND THEREFORE I'M SPECIAL'. But it's the age-long question....what must I do to live the dream of doing one of the things I love, /for/ the thing I love (Riot <3 )?