We’re friends again.

Drov the Ruiner was awake today, and there was a group, and I got Pepe. What was I worried about? No one knows.

Disoriented doesn’t begin to describe the patch. But it’s good to start fresh, you know? Sometimes with a clean slate and all. And instead of cleaning up the rug and the paper towels the puppy chewed, or heck, even taking a shower or eating lunch, I decided I would see how the warlock was doing. First, of course, I had to transmog her:


And then she wanted to try out her skills in Ice Crown. So she did.

And then one of the Captains said, “Victory will be ours.” And today, his cadence was a bit different, and something…shifted. I knew Arthas would give me his horse, Invicible.

And he did:


Just like that.


Bird poop.

momokawa pepe.pngFriends ask if I’m ready for the Patch tomorrow.


Friends ask if I’m ready for Legions.

Um. About the same way I’m ready for the RNC, open carry laws, #drumpf, etc. No. But it’s coming, it’s ugly, dangerous, and relentless.

What am I doing?

Trying to get a little bird.

Not this one anymore, at least, well, not in the traditional way.

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How’s that working out?

Not so good.


Momokawa’s been doing these, because the little bird, her hippie nature, and her voting record seemed to be a good fit. She still needs Drov the Ruiner, (is he like my puppy, Ruiner of Carpets and Shoes?) and Tarlna the Ageless. It would appear that each of these only spawns once a week in Gorgrond. 

Once a week?

Well damn.

This is how Azeroth has been for me for some time now. A huge ticked-off list and then one last thing is out of reach. Every damn time. The dragon one.  This one. And even this stupid one because I can’t figure out how to hold hands with my pet and when I depend on Young Elite Druid to do the spine part for me, and he’s “busy.” *eye roll*. It feels like everything is left incomplete, and that’s starting to get on my last nerve. The same is true in the Matty-shack, too. I have no less than 20 half-started projects going on.

Hey, Blizzard, how about an achievement for the most “almost finished” achievement lists? If a player has 5 or more achievement lists that are 90% done then that player gets to choose which one to complete.

I am full of good ideas.

Now if I can only get full of achievements.

Why I can’t have nice things.


This is Sajja, a monk. See that pretty robe she’s wearing? Nightfire Robe? Well, Miss Shaman had some gold to burn, and saw the pattern on the BMAH for about 1kgold. She really wanted it, so over bid. And won. For 4kgold. And then promptly saw three of the same patterns for sale on the regular AH for about 143 gold.

I need to stop playing this game.


That’s all I need to say.


Sweetness & Boredom

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So many of you have been enjoying the Legion PTR, giving us great tips so we’re prepared, but alas, I am going full-on grasshopper, screw the ants, being lazy, making stuff, and doing whatever is my fancy. For a few months, something wasn’t right — my hips constantly hurt, and turns out I have mild arthritis in both hips. It’s okay — I’m going to make sure I keep walking, etc. but sitting and playing for hours isn’t and can’t be my life anymore. If I sit for awhile, I need to be writing or planning. Or planning writing. Mataoka hasn’t spoken to me in a while: every time I log on I sense this sentient-being exasperation coming from her. She is bored. She’s dying to redecorate the Garrison, or do time walking dungeons a BIT MORE FASTER PLEASE, but alas, none of these things are in her control. And perhaps that’s the heart of boredom: when we don’t feel any sense of control, we give up. And when we give up, nothing engages us.

I know there are a few things that I will regret if I don’t do before Legion comes out, but damn if I feel like it. I haven’t even seen the Warcraft movie yet. (!) I will, I will…maybe even tomorrow. For now, I’ll just enjoy spreading a few pixels around and gazing at her pretty face. She’ll find some substance soon.



June: busy and painful.

Between me and Tome we’re falling apart. She can’t sit, and I can’t seem to stand enough, and well, just damn. Today I’m home with the wussiest of all things — double ear ache. Nothing dramatic, just need to find some Claritin and clean MY DAMN HOUSE.

Because relatives will be here soon.

And I’m depressed about politics.

And yeah.

But I did finally manage to get enough crystal thingies for the doohickymabob. I am so far behind everyone, and all my buddies got Betas for Legion, and well, damn.

Okay. Enough of this. I’ll come back when I have something more interesting to say.





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