Saturday, April 4, 2009

Attack of the Memes

Apparently people love me and think I write things of value. I wish I had as much confidence in myself as you all apparently think I have :3.

Rilgon nominated me for the Honest Scrap award, for dedication in MM end-game raiding. Really, I am genuinely flattered, mainly because it means that my main goal for the Butterfly has not become a failure: Show that you may still love your identity as a player while enjoying the push towards end-game content. In addition, I received another nomination over at Too Many Alts, so I suppose I should post this little chain letter like a good blogger.

The rules for acceptance are as follows:
1. When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows she/he is real.

2. Choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven friends. Show the seven random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.

3. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!

Seven, eh? Alright, there will be repeats among our little community, so you don't have to bother acknowledging if you have already gone through this before :P Sorry I'm so late to the game!

1) Pike's Aspect of the Hare - Yes, the girl has been nominated out the ying-yang for every WoW blog award possible, but she does deserve it. Particularly after that inspired Eyes of the Beast post, she will have my love now and forever (in that blogging sort of way, of course.)

2) Windpaw's Shock and Paw - What can I say, I'm a sucker for a good RP writer. Plus I really appreciate his RL status throughout most of his blogging history. Oh, and he plays a lady Tauren. Win all around.

3) Nassira's Diaries of a Marksman Hunter - Yes, the girl started blogging after I did, and yes, she is now infinitely more popular than I am, but I won't hold that against her... much... Regardless, Nass is a great writer, theory-crafter, and all around helpful person, despite raiding with a cat. That I will hold against her.

4) Rilgon's Stabilized Effort Scope - What, I have no problem tagging the person that tagged me. I won't inflate his ego any more than it already is, but I will let you on to a little secret: SES was the first Hunter blog I started reading.

5) Fessran's Snake in the Grass - Despite being AFK for over a month now, I really love this blog for its humor and dedicated Hordiness.

6) Kordwar's WTF, are you survival? - Sure, he's SV, but I fully intend to bug him in the future for PvP advice, because the boy has the skills.

7) This last one is a cop out: Everyone who I didn't link. 'Cause really, I think you all are awesome authors, cool players, and all around nifty human beings.

Okay, ten random factoids....

1) I'm going to miss the University of Chicago when I graduate. Everyone here constantly complains about how they are tired of the constant stress, the miserable winters, and the less-than-satisfying *insert-your-non-premed-or-econ-degree-here* programs, but we all know that once that day comes in June, we will pine for the beautiful campus, the intelligent conversation, and (of course) Scav.

2) I believe there is no such thing as random. Computer random obviously has its rules, as does the human mind. Try it yourself: Speak a number 1-10 once as second for 5 minutes. You'll start noticing the patterns.

3) Pasta is my life blood. If I could I would eat it every day. Especially with alfredo. And asparagus. And shrimp. Mmmmm...

4) I am a published author in the National Geographic... Letters to the Editor. I submited an e-mail thanking them for an article on E. O. Wilson, and I suppose it was good enough to warrent print.

5) I used to read a lot as a kid, but that changed when I came to college. I have a huge stack of books I bought and need to read, so that I my goal when graduate: Read more.

6) I used to be addicted to the Official Hunter Forums back in BC, but I quit cold-turkey when Rilgon took his hiatus. I haven't been back since.

7) I love sky. Lots and lots and lots of sky. I'm originally from Kansas, so I was raised on being able to see the horizon. Every day that I'm in the city and don't see the sky meet the earth, I get a little more depressed. Going to Florida last week and being able to see the stars again brought tears to my eyes.

8) Despite the fact that I'm a hardcore raider, much of what I do is decidedly un-hardcore. A lot of things I do because they are fun and please me, not necessarily because they make me a better raider. For example, the first faction I grinded rep for in WotLK was Wyrmrest Temple, for the Red Drake. This caused several other raiding hunters to /facepalm... Another example is Tinea, my moth. No, she's not the greatest DPS pet, but she is satisfactory, and I love her. I find the secret to enjoying this game as an end-game raider is to find the balance between playing for your fellow raiders and playing for yourself.

9) That said, I am considering getting rid of Hctib the Plainstrider for Sai the Wolf. Sai was my very first pet years and years ago, and I released her some time in STV. Bad idea: Naming your WoW pet after your dead dog. Releasing her was one of the most difficult things I have ever done in WoW. Who will win as my main raiding pet has yet to be determined.

10) I like to claim I am the most expensive one-night stand in history. Seriously, use a condom, else you might get stuck with me, a book-starved, gamer kid that ends up going to one of the most expensive schools in the country! Really, you want to plan for a kid like me, not have one as an accident!

Rilgon also tagged me in this little meme, I suppose as retribution for something or other -_-:

Answer the following questions:

About You –

Real Name: Rea (pronounced 'ray'; there is no 'h' in there, so don't give me that 'ray-uh' crap)
Age: 21
Country of Origin: USA
Fetish: Um... I love being dominated, most likely because I'm a very domineering person normally.

Random Things –

Guilty Pleasure Music (something you’d never listen to in public): Flowery hippy stuff, like Enya and Dana Mase.
Worst Fashion Decision (I don’t care how old you were): Skorts -_-
Proudest Moment: I really don't know. I try not to keep track of such things, mainly because I have more important things to deal with in the present, let alone try to bask in the glory of former days.
Best Misheard Words: Over Vent: I jammed the thing in her box.

Questions for You –

Do you sing in the shower? Yes
How much frosting do you like on your cupcakes? A lot.
When was the last time you made love? Three weeks ago.
What is the coolest thing you’ve ever found hidden in or under your couch? A full pack of gum. I haven't lived with a couch in a long time.
What is the most disgusting thing you’ve ever put in your mouth? Budweiser Clameto. And I chugged that bitch.

Free-for-All, Share 4 Things You Want to Share –

1. I roll Tauren characters because I enjoy being tall, since I never will be IRL.
2. The most prominent part of my OCD manifests itself in the worst possible way: I'm an obsessive scab-picker.
3. My defense mechanism is to tell everyone about my big issues, that way they are no longer solely mine to deal with. The smaller things I can deal with, but the really heavy problems I can't deal with alone - I feel like I might break apart.
4. I love not having to rely on cars. If I could roller-blade and/or take the bus everywhere for the rest of my life, I would.

I tag.. no one, since I'm so late to the game. But if you would like to fill it out, be my guest ;)


Rilgon Arcsinh said...

Heh, you'd love Dallas then. I haven't driven a car in nearly two years. <3

Negathle said...

The problem with Dallas is that it's in Texas.

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Kordwar said...

Bug away :P

in fact, since SV is pretty retarded at the moment i might be dumping points into MM. i'm thinking 0/41/30 for silencing shot.

Nassira said...

ROFLMAO "And I chugged that bitch."

Thanks for the lovely comments...even though you hate Eidan. =*( Sometimes I raid with my raptor, Faiche. Does that get me points? lol

Glad to see my meme is spreading. Mwahahaha!

And btw, you were the first person to link to my blog, so you're like my mommy-blogger. <3

Negathle said...

The Bud Clameto was for Scav, and was so nasty, I still have nightmares about it. At least I didn't throw up, like another teams chugger.

If I'm your mommy-blogger, I fully intend on maintaining scolding and judgmental rights for the rest of your blogging-life! Bwahahaha

Torgall said...

Lol @ Dallas. Honestly though, I'm not a TX fan (sorry Rilgon), thought that I'd never consider going there. Then I went to Dallas for a conference one year for work and stayed in Ft. Worth with a friend. I can at least say that I'd consider moving there. Not that I would move there... but that I'd consider it. I'm a mountain man myself, and if I could ever drag my wife from the small cities, I'd love spending my time in the wilderness with towering mountains and soft winds blowing through the pine trees. :)

And, it's good to know I'm not the only MM hunter who became exalted with Wyrmrest first on account of the red drake. One, I needed 2 Fangs. I could've stopped there and went with another more 'productive' faction. But no, I wanted that red drake. And sadly, all of my Wrath faction grinds are done and I still have no red drake. I've plenty of gold, it's just so hard for me to drop 1600 even on something I really really want! I've got issues...

Gold Guide for World of Warcraft said...

good post :)

Gold Guide for World of Warcraft said...

good post :)