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I Come Here in Person to …

Posted in Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event with tags , , on November 27, 2013 by tomeoftheancient

totawarriorwish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Okay, this week just got away from me. I had planned on participating in Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event 2013 but it looks like I’m not going to make it but I will say I’ll be forever grateful to Amerence and Blog Azeroth for hosting it. The first one was the event that got me actually commenting and to create a Twitter account. Yeah … I still suck at Twitter, I just lurk there in the morning. Life in the fast lane … too fast for me.

So … what? No, it is me. YES IT IS! I definitely AM a Fury Warrior irl. Okay, okay. I don’t actually wear revealing tops irl, I wear old T-shirts but other than that it’s me. The long gray hair is unfortunately spot on. I don’t really want to have long hair but I can’t stand getting it cut, it’s a 3 hour ordeal so once in a while I bend over with a pair of scissors and lop off a few inches when it starts getting stuck in car doors and stuff.

And oh, now that I’m a Fury Warrior some WoW mysteries have been solved. For years I’ve watched people run their mount through mobs creating a train of six or seven. I always thought that was risky behavior, what if one dismounts you? Are they crazy?

No, they must have been Warriors. I never knew. Anyway, I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! I’m off, and I’ll be running directly through groups of mobs … because I don’t care. They better HOPE they don’t dismount me. Because … Fury Warrior.  Today is a good day to die!

For you … not me.

Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event 2012

Posted in Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event with tags , , on November 19, 2012 by tomeoftheancient

It’s once again time to celebrate all we are thankful for. Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event 2012 is here! Last year’s event was responsible for my Twitter account and finding many new blogs to read, so I’ve been thankful for that all year. So, what to do to say thank you.

Since I’m thankful for everyone who stops by, I’m thankful to all the blogs that I read, many know who they are and many don’t as I’m still a lurker when on my iPad. How to thank them all?

A PARTY! That’s it! I sent Cat off for supplies. She didn’t seem familiar with the COOKED turkey concept but she did remember to get many, many, umbrella drinks so it should work out okay.

I would just like to say that I didn’t set out to do a Blog Azeroth porn video, honest. It appears the new Model Viewer has some issues with transmogrification, if it’s not transmogged it isn’t there. So all those bloggers unwise kind enough to leave me a trail to their character had them wrenched kicking and screaming out of Azeroth in their underwear, sorry, happened to Cat too.

Cat picked the venue, up on top of the Gate of the Setting Sun. There is a small mantid problem but nothing we can’t handle with boiling oil.

So the party’s started and we’re waiting for you! It’s going to be great! All are welcome! Get over there!

For those who don’t speak turkey he’s saying, “Thank you all you wonderful bloggers, readers, commenters, Blog Azeroth and Amerence!” Or it could be thank you for not cooking me, I’m not sure. My turkey’s a little rusty.

I’m not sure what Cat put in the drinks. Is that Navi? OMG! Look at her go! And it looks like Matty is giving the Azerothian finger to someone, I hope it’s not me, but then I did drag her off in her undies. And look at Tum, such a gentleman, fully dressed. And there’s … maybe I should be quiet now. Maybe people don’t appreciate being revealed dancing around in their underwear.

WHAT? So, what of it. Yes, I speak turkey. Should that really come as a surprise?

They Mock Me

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on November 9, 2012 by tomeoftheancient

Just look at them. I don’t think it’s just me, don’t you think they’re smirking too. I knew it. I have no quarrel with some of them. Three of them would require interaction with strangers so they have a pass. Some of them aren’t around this time of year so we’re cool. But some of them I do have issue with and I’m looking at you Miniferal, Jade Oozeling, and Giraffe Calf.

I’m beginning to think their existence is some big, elaborate, hoax being perpetrated ON ME. I mean I actually have seen a Baby Ape being captured by someone, but those three. Nothing. Lots of people hanging around but nothing. Maybe they spawn at 3:00am or something. Where’s insomnia when you need it.

I guess I’m just not being vigilant enough, maybe I should enlist more alts into service. Maybe I should be checking RIGHT NOW instead of complaining, but I ‘m waiting for a phone call. This client is very nice, but he’s an all business former FBI agent calling to discuss his law firm’s website. I just know he wouldn’t understand if I suddenly shrieked, MINIFERAL! MINIFERAL! I’LL BE RIGHT BACK! HOLD ON! And what’s worse I’m pretty sure that’s just what I’d do. So yeah, best I talk to you instead.

While I’m complaining I might as well bring this up too. I am trying to be helpful around Pandaria in between pet battles. I am trying to do my civic duty but WTF! In there somewhere are the Golden Lotus quest givers. It’s usually like a mini-game within the game. I spend more time trying to get the quests than completing them. They’re there too long to be just picking up the quests, I don’t know what they’re doing. They’ve got something against the Golden Lotus? Don’t want them to get any help? And look at the guy in the foreground, he’s looks pretty pissed about it too. I need to remember to check the bank for any leftover Baby Spice I might have.

Okay, I’m tired of waiting for that call, I’ll just login and check for Miniferal quickly. If he calls I can just drop the phone or something if I see a Miniferal … yeah … that should work.

I’m excited about Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event 2012 because last year I got to know so many great bloggers through it. I don’t know what to do though. I don’t rhyme, cartoon, tell good stories so I’m going to have to give this some thought. And I’m already falling way behind on my pet names, at this point I may have to resort to Curly, Moe, and Larry. I’d better get busy, maybe I should go out and buy a baby name book for my pets, although I don’t think I’d find many names appropriately fearsome enough. I’ll have to google fearsome baby names …

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

Posted in General WoW with tags , , , on November 21, 2011 by tomeoftheancient

RAMBLE ALERT! Okay, you’ve been warned. This usually happens on Mondays. I spend the weekend circulating among the “normals” irl and think all these WoW related thoughts that can’t get out and then on Monday I spew them forth here, sorry. Oh, wow, I did get busted yesterday. My daughter saw the new interview Ironsally is preparing that I’m helping with and my daughter declared me the ultimate queen of dorks over that. It takes the heat off my son-in-law who used to hold the title so in a small way I’ve done some good.

Anyway, early morning when I first log in, I have to find things to do that I can do without being able to see. I check the auction house and then my Druid goes to Tol Barad Peninsula to do dailies, she has one more mount to buy. These aren’t very dangerous as she knows the location of every mob by now she’s been doing them so long. She views what quests are available and spends some time deciding which ones she feels like doing, it’s kind of like browsing a box of chocolates for the soft centers. If she only likes two of them, that’s all she’ll do, she takes the long view.

Sooooo … wanting to get in the holiday spirit she checked to see what she still needed to complete, to get the Pilgrim achievement. Only two more, Pilgrim’s Peril and OMG no, Turkey Lurkey. As a Druid, Pilgrim’s Peril isn’t going to be difficult. It’s just going to wound my pride a little when I get killed by people who know how to PVP, but nothing a little ice cream can’t repair. But Turkey Lurkey, ugh, I’m never going to complete that. This brings me to the title of this post. Whenever I think of rogues this song, AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap starts playing in my head and continues to loop until I stop thinking about rogues.

Thinking about rogues and PVP got me to the topic I really wanted to talk about. Last week I read a post at Imraith! about a new guild on Durotan, Punt This. This sounded like the absolute best thing ever. I could learn to PVP! I got so excited I jumped on Durotan and leveled up a Lilli to level 6 before I came to my senses and realized nothing had changed, probably no one but me would be on weekdays between 10:00am and 4:00pm. The upside is for once I was able to get the exact name I wanted, Lillibitti. So for anyone who like me, thinks an army of clone level 24 Lillis would be incredibly fun, check them out!

I signed up for a Twitter account to participate in the Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event. I’m now happy I did. I admit at first I didn’t know what was going on, all these #FFs and #RTs. Oh no, someone was thanking people for them. Oh no, I’ve already made a social faux pas! I think I got some of those and didn’t thank anyone. I started googling hysterically, (trust me, I can google hysterically) what ARE #FFs and #RTs? Oh, relief, whew, I found #tagdef and was able to look up the meaning of the hashtags! Yay! I’m getting the hang of this. Okay, my productivity has taken a little hit but worth it, so many lovely bloggers encouraging this shy introvert that I feel positively extroverted today! Entry in the Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event is open until the 26th so go check it out, it’s been a lot of fun, and there will be prizes, yes, prizes! Do eeet!

I’m Thankful for …

Posted in Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving Event with tags , , on November 19, 2011 by tomeoftheancient

I had decided to get the family together for a reunion. It’s that time of year. We picked a nice neutral location, Tanaris. Everyone showed except for the bank alt. Said she couldn’t take time away from the auction house, ugh, that girl needs to lighten up. My Death Knight and human Warlock were a little standoffish at first but they finally got into the spirit.

Then I found Amerence Love WoW’s post about Blog Azeroth’s Thanksgiving Event 2011! Perfect timing! I was so glad I found it prior to the event. I usually check Blog Azeroth’s Shared Topics and find I’ve just missed participating by a few days, so for once I’m on time AND the topic is timely, for me at least. I started this blog a little over a year ago. In that time I’ve gone from an extremely shy blogger, terrified to comment, to an extremely shy blogger who can now comment. Not a lot mind you, but I’m a virtual extrovert compared to a year ago.

I browsed the Author Introductions and ventured out into the WoW blogosphere and timidly made my first comment. Yikes! I got an answer, a really nice one, hey I can do this!

Over the past year I’ve found so many blogs that I am indeed thankful for. Some are funny, some are helpful, and some I just like the tone of their voice. They could be writing about rebuilding a carburetor and I would still read them.

The hard part here is not putting up a monumental wall of text because I read a lot of blogs. First off, Döra of Döra’s Log and Ironyca at Ironyca Stood in the Fire are like my blog guildies. If they don’t post for a while I worry about them, hoping real life is treating them well.

I like to visit Sol at Moonkin Journeys especially when the real world isn’t going so well, I come away from Sol’s posts feeling just that much better about things, yup, Sol could write about carburetors. Through Sol I found World of Saz and participated in her Through Your Interface – 15 Days of Screen Shots without which, I would never have thought to dance with my dogs:

The other day I visited Shattered Beginnings post Crossing that line. Now I can’t say I’m really grateful about spewing coffee all over my keyboard when reading Jamin’s list of early WoW experiences, I was however grateful for the list and the laughs, when finding they were so similar to mine.

I don’t raid, but I get my vicarious thrills reading about raids at The Daily Frostwolf. Until Fenris has a guild of retirees and night shift workers who raid between 10:30AM until 4:00PM weekdays I’ll cover it there. Most blogs that feature raiding usually post strategies, which mean nothing to me while Navimie’s posts on raiding frequently are more about the dynamics between personalities and the sometimes difficult job of fielding a raid.

I don’t remember the last time I actually consulted a cookbook. I just search what I have on hand at and find something to make. I’m grateful that now I can first visit The Gamer’s Fridge to check for WoW recipes. I then delight in telling my unsuspecting husband that he just ate Crispy Bat Wings.

I’m grateful for Bravetank’s stories of the hair-raising trials of tanking. They are always an almost guaranteed lol. Okay, okay, I’ll try to wind this down but I’m really grateful to Psynister’s Notebook and The Land of Odd, the idea men behind the WoW Ironman Challenge that gave me months of fun in-game.

I guess I’m most thankful that I took that first step and introduced myself a year ago and joined a community that’s helpful, clever, and best of all, plays WoW. It’s a slow process but in the last year I’ve gone from inveterate lurker to sometime commenter. Given another year I might turn into a outright conversationalist. Doubtful, but you never know!

Wait, what? A Twitter account, I need a Twitter account? How did I miss that. Okay, I did it. Well since I’m here, /wave Zaren of The Rusty Shield! And oh … just a sec …  got to check for a new chapter at Feral By Nature