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Defeat, a short story…


ForBear…

Hey Gnome, why are you hidden down there?

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Bring out your dead…


I don’t know when the last time was I looked at my blogroll.

To be honest, I don’t know when the 1st time was that I did a cleanse, maybe today was the 1st time, whatever the case it was a little soul destroying.

My mother was 87 when she died. There were times when the subject of her friends would come up, often in relation to her moving somewhere more manageable, maybe closer to her friends.

It was times like these that her eyes would gloss over, the tears welling in her eyes.

Her friends of course were gone.  The world moves on, time passes, lives end and of course, relative to this post, blogs stop.

Often they just stop.

One of the hard parts about cleansing the blogroll was checking each blog.

There were a couple of bloggers that appeared to have just stopped on their “best post”. They are posts I remember well, even years down the track, posts I a confident received links from WoWInsider, they were just that good.

But… that was it… stopped… gone… but yet, still on my blog roll.

Bring Out Your Dead.

I wouldn’t have looked at the blogroll for a while to come if it wasn’t for Daraiste asking me the other day.

What will happen when you stop blogging… will your posts still be there?

I wasn’t sure what she meant and when I pressed her she responded with.. (more…)

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A note for Bill Hick’s fans, this isn’t a post about Bill may he R.I.P. (or rant and rail as he sees fit).

Klep (and others for that matter) questioned my tone the other day and my reply was that I wrote in my voice. I knew what I meant but was grasping for ways to illustrate my point.

That was until Monday while listening to a 2 hour long Joe Rogan Experience podcast when the subject of Bill Hicks came up.

Taking a dump

For those of you unaware of Bill Hicks he was a comedian from the U.S. bible belt with decidedly un-bible belt material.

One of the things they touched on in the podcast was Bill’s ability to clear the audience from a room (more…)

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96% Spam, 4% Ham


or alternatively…

It’s my party and I’ll write if I want to…

So apparently these days it’s inappropriate to celebrate achievements

No Battlemaster!

Don’t celebrate Battlemaster because a lot of people don’t PvP, which is unfair on them and might discourage them from entering the Battlegrounds. Hell, even those that do love Battlegrounds might get discouraged when you provide them with a role model and encouragement (more…)

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I interrupt my irregular post schedule to let you all know something…

It’s something I have been meaning to say for ages, but I never knew how to approach the topic.

I have been blessed today, as one of the 25% of my regular commenter demographic (spammers) has dropped by to just say it out loud.

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So what now?


Apologies to the non-bloggers amongst you, this post is really for bloggers.

The Meme has passed, so what now?

I say fight, but you may feel better with love. From a blogging perspective it’s all the same to me.

I was chatting with The Godmother and decodingdragons the other night on twitter about what comes next.

Memes Shit Me.

(I know, ironic… but I bet I’m not alone)

The Godmother suggested there was more space for more memes, but I disagree (and in so doing, I am meeting the requirements of this post).

For me link love and link “hate” are much better meme surrogates. It is significantly more interesting, to write and to read (especially for the non-blogger), yet allows us to pepper our posts with a selection of links to bloggers old and new that may agree or disagree with our views.

Don’t expect me to read

I guess I must at this point declare my lack of interest in reading blogs, any blogs really. At one point in time I would try my best to churn through 60 blog posts a day. While it was interesting it contributed to blogging burnout. If I don’t have time to write a post, then taking the time to read 60 others is really quite insane.

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… and on the seventh day…


So there’s this 6-thingy meme going about, and I was tagged in Meme of the Sixes by Imraith!.

Me! Me!

Of course I wasn’t going to respond, because I set the rules and there was nothing in them about posting twice…

Then it occurred to me that nearly everyone else changed the rules as they went along, and…

It will drive Navimie crazy if she has to go full circle to me in her flow chart, and…

It will take Martha down an additional level of her tree, and …

I am generally a pain in the arse and I hate to disappoint.

Before I go any further, while Navimie has given up on the flow chart (at the 60 hour mark), Martha is giving you one more day to make your Sixth post before she stops updating it… go… go… go…

as of this morning, Martha says…

I haven’t done today’s update yet, but here are the stats from yesterday:
289 tags were made
203 blogs were tagged
14 people posted, but didn’t tag anyone
47 people posted and tagged others
7 people posted and tagged all of their readers
The tree is currently 9 tags deep

…So there are 135 blogs that have yet to post and Good Gravy what was I thinking! O_o;; (I think I’m going to give up around Wednesday and declare it Too Big To Continue™.)

But on the good side, now I have lots of new blogs to read!

So where did I go?

Without making too many promises about being here for the long term, or being consistent, or even being remotely humorous, I have to hang around long enough for Bear to forgive me for making him work for me.

Anyway, over the last twelve months I have been silly busy at work, 8 days a week, 25 hours a day. I’ve had to keep a bottle under my desk for… well, let’s not go there…

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Larísa’s post the other day (just shows how long ago this post was drafted) got me thinking about the cyclical nature of WoW blogs. I know I was meant to be thinking about what Wolfshead had written and Larísa’s dismay at this, but the problem was, I have seen it before.

Rewriting, Rewording, Rehashing, Reblogging Re:WoW

I’ve been blogging about WoW for 2.5 years, closer to 3, close enough to half the life of the game. I know there are many out there that have blogged since day one, before in fact.

What I write here won’t stop any of us writing, nor force us to change our topic of choice, but to ignore it would be silly.

Of course blogging is more like Twitter than Larisa may ever realize.

Twitter is like a stream of consciousness that the reader drops in and out of. Tweets prior or post that brief moment may as well not exist. So even though you may encounter something tweeted a million times before, if it’s the 1st time you see the tweet, it’s new, fresh, exciting.

Some might even consider the same with schoolyard jokes, and they go back decades… Maybe centuries.

Q: What’s brown and sticky?

When a little kid sprouts a joke you last heard 30 years before hand, the 1st thought you have is “is that joke still around?”. Of course the kid is cackling like and insane Gnome Fire Mage, because the joke is new, fresh, exciting.

A: A Stick

So let’s see, what is rewritten, reworded, rehashed, rebloged, Re:WoW (more…)

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It’s Krizzlybear’s (the real life Kriz) birthday today…

Well my today, your tomorrow.

Whenever the 6th falls for you.

So I am hoping you can all help me out.

You see I am not so good with words… Oh I can spew hundreds, nay thousands of them into a blog post without any difficulty, however there is nothing pretty about it.

Therefore I need your help…

Write Krizzly some prose (I think that’s something like literary), or a Limerick, a haiku, or, I don’t know…

He’s one of those literary types.. so I know he loves it… something about Steam-Punk-Fu?

Any Fu is Good Foo?

So. write it in the comments below, so when Krizzly wakes up for his birthday, he’s got a big birthday card waiting for him.

Krizzlybear, Krizzlybear, Krizzlybear,
You change my days to happiness, from despair,
You stand up for Frost
So we know all is not lost,
Happy birthday to you Krizzlybear!

Gnomer and Out

PS: you know how I know it’s Krizzlybear’s birthday today? (more…)

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Just a short one, because as instructed, I have put my feet up and I am in the process of knocking over a few Dwarven ales.

Still, considering the last couple of posts about achievements, I can’t let this one slip through.

I’m not sure whether I should be thanking:

  • The 300,000 of you that visited once… or
  • The 1 of you that visited 300,000 times… or
  • The 299,999 attempts by spammers + the  one of you that dropped by.

Whoever I need to thank, and I’m sure you know who you are…

THANKS!

Gnomer and Out!

PS: I don’t do it for the hits.. and I have long since stopped publishing these things, but I just couldn’t help myself, because you know what day I hit 300k?

Yep the same day I knocked over Loremaster & Explorer.

Thanks for coming!

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