Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Dha weles

~Farewell the tranquil mind! farewell content!
Farewell the plumed troops, and the big wars
That make ambition virtue~
(Thanks Bill!)

This post is overdue and I suspect, not unexpected. I don't have much ambition (or virtue some might argue!) in Azeroth currently, it's been a while since I've been part of a plumed troop or taken part in a big war and I'm ok with that. I'll never down the Lich King, I'm unlikely to set foot in Icecrown Citadel or see other WotLK raid content. But I'm ok with that too. Explanatory paragraph follows (but TL;DR version: I may return for Cata - it's been fab *mwah mwah*)

My world (my RL world that is) has been small for some time now. For a variety of reasons (some within my control and some less so), I've sat tight in my comfort zone (home, work, Azeroth) and been unwilling to step out of it. For those years, Azeroth was a snuggly blanket that I could wrap around myself - a place where I could reliably predict events and be in control of my destiny. Azeroth has given me so much - days, weeks, months of joy and excitement and I've met wonderful people - I'd never want to undo this time, but I've recently discovered that the real world is also a big place and there is so much of it that I've never seen. And the real world, I've discovered, has infinitely more possibilities for moments of unexpected wonder, joy, excitement and rapture than Azeroth has. And I don't seem, at present, to have enough time to do both. So I choose (real) life.

I'm hoping when Cata comes out, the desire to play and explore will be strong enough that I'll come skipping back, renewed and refreshed, really wanting to explore Azeroth all over again. But then again, maybe I won't. The Fates have been playing a funny old game with me this year, I'm not convinced they haven't been using weighted dice, but it's all part of life's rich tapestry. And before I go into cliche meltdown I'll shamble off into real life again. May your loot rolls be high, your gearscores be higher and may epics rain down (gently) on you *hugs*.

Friday, 6 August 2010

¡Viva España!

Wish you were here?

Holidays are *finally* here. I'll be AFK for 10 days or so (cross your fingers for volcanic ash...!) Have a great 10 days in game and out guys and gals.

Pilf x

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Mocking Himself

Having been dragged to Toy Story 3 over the weekend by Himself and the Daughter, I was going to write a post about how Ken is inherently every blood elf male in Azeroth. Then I realised that basically I'd be ripping off Sven's post from a while back. Which makes me a bit narky really as the scene where Barbie is torturing him by shredding his wardrobe one jacket at a time made me cry laughing And it's such an obvious way to torture a belf. So Himself and myself obviously giggled at completely inappropriate moments throughout the film.

So as I'm totally unable to write the post that I want to write, I give you the awesomeness that is Mr Pricklepants instead.

Himself will now be known from herein, as Mr Pricklepants just for the "I'm trying to stay IC" line. And because having threatened mock him openly on my blog I feel honour bound to keep my promise. Darling, are you glad that I'm showing enough restraint not to name and shame you (and your blog) during as part of my mockery? *evil giggle*

Seriously though, go and watch this film and try not to cry. I bitched and whinged about going to see it and was sobbing at the end. Himself Mr PP was also distinctly watery-eyed. If you have kids, nephews, nieces, godchildren, use them as an excuse. If you don't, go anyway. And I defy you not to get sniffly.