In the spirit of trying to cheer me up (or something), Himself decided to tell me what he plans to say when the Registrar rings this week to do the final 'marriage chat-ette' thing they do now. Himself's view is he'll say something along the lines of "Pilf.... who? Ohhhhhhhh, Pilf! Yes. The one I marry soon. Hopefully this English girl will stay married to me, so I can stay in England, yes..?" (Because that's the sort of thing Himself finds amusing when I'm having 'wedding fret'...) And I told him he had the dodgiest pseudo-Eastern Europe/Russian/whatever accent imaginable (he did. It was terribad...) Which (somehow) led on to us discussing Turkmenistan. There is a reason that this is a Warcraft post. You just need patience.
For those of you who don't know, Turkmenistan was, until December 2006, ruled by a... fairly eccentric dictator (this isn't a political blog, nor is it a political post, this is for teh lols, ok); the self -styled Türkmenbaşy who had a habit (it seems) of being a trifle... capricious. Amongst the things he banned were: ballet, opera, circuses, long hair (on men) and beards (presumably on both sexes), dogs (from the capital city), libraries (outside the capital city because the only books people needed to read were the Koran and the book he had written), the use of lip-synching at concerts, gold teeth, and most epically, in my opinion, smoking, after heart surgery meant he could no longer smoke. It's the last one that pleases me the most. That 'if I have to suffer then dammit, everyone in my country will suffer with me!' view of the world.
In Azeroth therefore, I would introduce mandatory sparkle-form for warlocks. Or maybe not mandatory... just a 75% damage reduction debuff when you aren't in sparkleform. All warlock headpieces would look like this:
(And the 'hide helmet' option would be grayed out in the Interface Options)
There would be added Tinkerbell stylee sparkle sound effects when casting a spell. And pink minions, a la Saga. And spell effects that are no longer threatening balls of dark matter but stars, kinda like this:
Soooooooooooo. If you could outlaw/enforce anything in Azeroth - what would you choose? Serious, insane, funny, downright bizzare and bonkers. All donations are welcome, and will be donated to the good cause of Making Pilf Laugh Even Though She's Pissed Off.