Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Since our guild's name was inspired by everyone's favourite creepy hippy commune I made our own Dharma Zug Initiative Logo! Right between the Pearl and the Swan is the Zug Station. No one knows what goes on there but some very good looking characters have been sighted fishing and cooking and dancing - sounds suspicious! Some only have three fingers too! Now that's just crazy talk!
I have been trying to avoid as many spoilers for the season as I can and I'm hoping that they will continue to find ways to blow all of Sawyers shirts off. I mean...solve mysteries....(I mean shirtless Sawyer!)
Thursday, January 21, 2010
My claim to fame (other than these tasty Warcraft cupcakes), can now include being married to the guy who Rankwatch'd BBB. Luckily it all turned out for the best. BBB and his friend came along with The Zug Initiative when we were feeling adventurous enough to peek into Ice Crown Citadel. While we didn't manage to get the boss down due to real life committments we still had a blast wiping on trash and chatting on vent. Both BBB and his friend were very friendly and I really enjoyed chatting with them on Vent. Hopefully they come back again, but they better update their spell bars!! (/shakes fist)
(We also got a lot of mileage out of bone prison related jokes which always makes for a good time.)
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I was saddened to hear that folk singer, Kate McGarrigle, mother of Rufus and Martha Wainright, died yesterday from a rare form of cancer. I didn't know that I had heard any of her music until I learned she and her sister, Anna, sang on The Log Driver's Waltz.
If you grew up in Canada through the 1980's you watched many National Film Board movie shorts in school or in between programs on TV. The Log Driver's Waltz is beloved by all and if you haven't watched it in a while, please go right now to enjoy the music, animation and peek into Canadian history. Kate and Anna's voices are so sweet and lovely - the song will stick with you for a lifetime.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Most guys probabaly did not watch this show, but I think every girl will recall what happened the day that Laura met Bobby Braddick - a very good looking jock at school who preys on orphans with low self-esteem. Bobby sweet talks Laura something to help her with her anxiety, school work and song writing. (You can skip to 5:24 to get to the good part).
I give you a very special episode of Jem: Alone Again
Oh snap! Did you see that guitar!!! What about that lunch box?! It can fly!
I WANT TO FLY!!!!! Seriously, after this episode, I didn't think drugs would be so bad if it meant trippy hallucinations like that huge toucan. I figured I would be safe from jumping because my room did not open onto a third floor ledge. (Way to be safe Jerrica!)
Unfortunately there was a lesson to be learned and later Bobby gets busted for drug possession and dealing at an arcade. There were no more drug scenes, Laura gets to perform a song with Jem and we never, ever see her again.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Ianto Jones is a character from Torchwood, a Doctor Who spin-off that is like a sexy and quirky X-Files set in Wales. (Aliens just adore Wales, didn’t you know?) In the first season he is basically the assistant to the Torchwood crew, fetching them coffee and cleaning up their messes, so I felt an instant connection with him.
Like naming of my characters, sometimes they are a perfect fit and sometimes I regret them a touch. Tauren Gravy was born out of my neglected cooking blog, Bacon Gravy. This evening after a delicious meal of slow cooked roast beef, steamed rice and a vegetable stirfry I decided to rename my blog. I still love taurens, but I don't to eat them...or be associated with their gravy, of any kind - even me.
Thank you for reading and I apologize for the inconvenience of updating any links or rss feeds!
Then everyone died in Heroic Forge of Souls while I was healing and that was a bad time. I was quite confident that I had healed it on heroic before and I think this was merely a matter of some poor timing/positioning on my part. I tend to run around needlessly and I still have to practice on calming down. Our second attempt proved easier and we all survived (yay!), plus a few of us got some nice upgrade from the run (double/triple yay!).
I’m looking forward to going to our next peek into Ulduar with people on Vent. It’s going to make the encounter easier to explain (hopefully) and I think it will be a lot of fun!
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
I'm actually starting to
like not hate Oculus but I'll be the first to admit that it is not my favourite - it's confusing, it's loud and the boss mechanics are ugly. Even with the nerf people still drop their LFD groups when they end up there. For sticking it out Blizzard is going to give us a chance at getting nice rewards and even a mount – how kind!
I've never attempted to tank it because when it comes to the dragon mounts a) I don't know where I'm going and b) people don't know where they are going. After doing it a few times with the guild and in LFD I've learned a simple solution to make your experience better in Oculus for yourself:
Follow. The. Leader.
Look for the red dragon and target it. Look at what they are targeting and target that dragon. Mount when they mount and land when they land. Don't wander, don't stray and don't make the tank chase you because it's annoying. This should sound familiar, as in it should sound like what you would do in any dungeon and since Oculus is now an instance worth doing you may as well make it as enjoyable as possible.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Friday, January 1, 2010
All I can say is that I'm devastated. Some of the saddest tears are also the nerdiest tears.
Four of us were on and wanted to run a dungeon (DK, Rogue, Mage and me on heals). To make things easy we popped into regular Forge of Souls and ended up grouping with a nice paladin from Stromreaver, who was talkative and responsive and overall, very nice. After a successful run we decided to continue onto to Pit of Saron which was new to both the paladin and our rogue (and to me - healing wise). Even with one wipe, it went well and a few people got upgrades! (yay!)
So there is hope that out there in the big WoW universe there are players who are courteous and pleasant and play the game to have fun- people like the Zug Initiative! It was a nice way to end 2009.
Happy New Year to all!