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Bristowe’s Sartorial Situation

February 26, 2011

Hey there! So, it’s been a LONG WHILE since we last talked clothes, and I for one think it’s high time to discuss WoW fashion. This time, it’s going to be of the rogue sort.

Unlike my lovely pally, my roguey wears leather (yeahhh), which provides a whole new scheme of colors to peruse since leather is obviously easier to dye than mail and plate armor. (Obviously.) So with my rogue Bristowe, there comes a whole new fashion experience that is at times appalling and at others, kind of awesome.

Check out what I mean (and what I think I might wear to Blizzcon!) after the jump.
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My Social Gaming Anxiety Vocalized!

February 24, 2011

One of my favorite things in the whole entire world is the NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. It is soooo happy and soooo funny and soooo great. It’s hosted by four NPR arts and culture editors from the areas of pop culture, music, film, and books/comics, and once a week they hang out for an hour and talk about whatever it is that they feel like talking about, and they are just the best. Anyway, on last week’s podcast they decided to talk about gaming!

The four of them went to one of their houses and played video games together. Although they didn’t play WoW (or any MMO actually), something incredible happened–Linda Holmes, the pop culture editor, vocalized my EXACT feelings about the stress of having to work with others while playing! (Side note: I love Linda Holmes. I want to be her. That sounds creepy, but if you knew me IRL, and listen to/read Linda’s stuff, then you would better understand. I think she is my current life role model.)

Aaaaaanyway, Here’s the link and if you would like to hear Linda eloquently vocalize my feelings, skip to around 16:30 and listen to around 18:30. Or if you’re super awesome, you’ll just listen to the whole thing.

I Love Gilneas.

February 21, 2011

I feel like I talk a lot about zones and areas I have an intense distaste for, but rarely do I talk about places that I hella-like. So let’s talk about Gilneas!

This just might be my favorite–it has that foggy London, Dickensian/Holmesian feel and everyone wears top hats (including me!).I don’t know about you, but that’s my kind of place, with or without werewolves. Actually, the first time I saw Gilneas and realized the werewolfy zone was uber-British, I giggled with joy and remembered why I want to play pop culture trivia with the WoW writers.
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Wolfing Out: Meet Elenie

February 20, 2011

Awhile back, Nick and I made worgen toons to play together, and I think it’s high time that y’all met Elenie, my worgen druid.

Elenie, this is the Internet, Internet this is Elenie.

*everyone shakes*

This is a toon that I play exclusively with Nick, and even though we made them in early January, we haven’t had a ton of time to play them, partly because almost all of January/early Februrary Nick and I had opposite work schedules, and partly because of my WoW funk. So, Elenie is currently at Level 10, and a balance druid.

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February 19, 2011


So, the other night I cleared Deepholm (while wearing healing gear….oops.) and once I got the achievement, all I could think was “freaking finally.”

I’ve seen all of the Cata over-80 zones, and I feel like Deepholm is such a bore! Sure, Twilight Highlands isn’t as creative as Uldum or Vashj’ir, but at least there’s a crazy dwarf wedding to plan/save! Deepholm was just…rocks and weird space rock alien things and a giant rock overlord lady who looks a whole lot like the Venus of Willendorf. Even the quests were pretty run-of-the-mill for WoW. Really, the only redeeming quality of Deepholm was Pebble, and I don’t care enough about Pebble to go do all of the the achievements things so that I can have Pebble.

I guess in the way of zones, there are places that I most definitely LOATHE *cough Gaping Chasm cough* and places that I really really enjoy, and Deepholm is just kind of…fine. Yeah. It was fine.

So now I’m off to finish Hyjal. If you feel so inclined, defend Deepholm until you are blue in the face (or fingers), in comments.


My World of Warcraft Funk

February 5, 2011

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, there hasn’t been much activity on this here blog.

It’s because a) I’ve been busy, and b) I haven’t wanted to play. Now that I’m at max level, I’m kind of like..what is there to do now?

The answer to that is there’s a lot to do, and I could level professions (OMG BORING), or level my rogue alt (TIME CONSUMING), or get better gear (ALSO TIME CONSUMING). As you can tell by my answers, I am obviously disinterested in those things. I don’t know, those things just don’t seem like…fun.

The flip side/my excuse is that I’ve started writing a novel. I know, I know. I am a crazy writer lady. It is le truth. But I’m the kind of person who throws herself into projects, and thus this booky-wook has become what I live and breathe. I think about it all the time. And I get home and I think, ‘You know what I should do? I do log in and run a dungeon or something.’ And then I think, ‘Oooor I could edit that chapter I wrote last night until I fall asleep at my computer.’

Anyway, I need to get out of my WoW funk. Because I want to play, and then I start thinking about it, and I don’t. It is an issue.

So! What I want you to do is give me a PEP TALK in comments.

Deathwing is a VERY Determined & Persistent Suitor

February 1, 2011

Sometimes a guy just can’t take no for an answer–and when I say guy, I mean Deathwing. You see, he just KEEPS doing these crazy things to try and get my attention when really all he needs to do is bring me some flowers and ask me to dinner. That isn’t so hard, is it?! But, apparently if you’re an evil dragon that is held together with iron, it is. So instead he burns things down, thinking it will impress me. He’s so convinced that this is a good plan that he has done it THREE TIMES.

Third time really isn’t the charm. And also, doesn’t three strikes mean you’re out? And what about that other adage, “If at first you don’t succeed try, try, try again.” There are only three tries listed. So, maybe he’ll give up. But, honestly, I don’t think this guy is gonna take no for an answer.

What is a draenei to do?!