Words are just failing me this week, so I thought I would share some links to some of the incredible posts I’ve read recently.
Tami Moore’s guest post about writing over at Too Many Annas was inspirational, down to earth, and a fun read. Tami is always full of awesome, but this post really struck me as a new struggling writer. She also had a thought-provoking post on her own blog about positivity.
Tamarind over at Righteous Orbs shared a personal take on how WOW has affected his life (and how his life has affected his WOW playing). It’s a beautiful, well-written post that really got under my skin. I’d like to write on this topic at some point, but I know I won’t be able to construct anything resembling this masterpiece.
On the lighter side, Larisa from The Pink Pigtail Inn found an interesting thread about “what really happens during maintenance” over on the WOW-EU forums, and pulled out a few hilarious ideas.
And let’s not forget Pike’s illustrated version of Weezer’s Pork and Beans.
I’m in a writing funk this week, so go to one of these other amazing blogs, and come back again later.
I’ve been attempting to write a WOW fanfic… and lets just say I’ve realized I suck at fiction. I’m going to keep working at it, and will post it when it’s complete and a little less full of suck. It’s been six years since I’ve attempted to write creatively, and the rust on those skills is so thick, I think that by the time I scrape it off there won’t be anything left. I also realized I never learned how to write compelling dialogue. In essence, I have a lot of work ahead of me. I’ll start with a few short stories and eventually make my way to all those novel ideas that have been spinning around the back of my head. It’s going to be a long journey, but I’m glad I’m starting down the path.
In the game I’ve been putzing around with my alts, and getting back into healing heroics on my Shaman. On Kaelynn I’ve just been picking up those frost badges every day in a long grind to get that 95 emblem non-tier chestpiece. I am extremely excited about Saturday, as there is a retro-raid on the calendar for Black Temple. I also might duck into Tempest Keep with some friends tomorrow. I missed out on the BC raids, and am looking forward to seeing some of the epic artwork and boss fights.
I’ll return SoonTM with a more scintillating topic.