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I’m Back! (Blame it on the meme…)

February 16, 2012

Wow, it’s been… over three months since I posted here.

So, um… is anyone still here?

Sorry for dropping off the face of the earth like that.  There was a lot of stuff going on, both in game and out.  We had some roster changes, as people either got bored of the game and left entirely or moved on to play with real life friends.  That really hindered our progression at the start of Dragon Soul.  Also, many of the people who left were my closest in-game friends, so I felt really down about it.  For a while I lost interest in the game, and though I still logged in regularly I cut back on my game play substantially.  I stopped paying attention to the WoW blogs and news sites, and since I wasn’t sure what to say on my own blog I just stopped updating it.  At one point I was seriously considering quitting the game entirely, and when a former guild leader of mine offered me a paid transfer to his Alliance guild, (which was already 4/8 heroic, while our guild was 6/8 normal at the time), I was very nearly tempted to jump ship.  But, well… I’m a Tauren at heart.  I just couldn’t imagine myself defecting to the opposing faction.  Also, Electric Mayhem is my home, and I didn’t want to leave the good friends I still have there.

Real life wasn’t helping matters.  I got a seasonal part time job, and had to deal with the busy holiday season, family commitments, etc. — which gave me no time to catch up on things once I regained interest in the game.  There were many things that I could have blogged about, but I had no time to write, and still wasn’t sure how to get back into the whole blogging gig.  All the things I wanted to say started to pile up in my mind, until I wasn’t sure what to start with if and when I did start blogging again.  And, of course, the longer I went without blogging, the harder it was to start up again.

The good news is that our guild rebounded, thanks mostly to the addition to our roster of a few very talented and enthusiastic players who are helping to rejuvenate those of us who were getting a bit burnt out.  With the new talent on board we once again started clearing bosses and are now sitting at 1/8 heroic.  That’s not nearly as far as I’d hoped we would be by now, but c’est la vie.  Personally I’m much more optimistic about our future than I was a few weeks ago.  We could still use a few more good players, particularly healers, but we’re looking a lot stronger now.

Meme-ed!

Anyway, Repgrind knew that I needed something to kick-start my blogging again, so she tagged me in that 6th of 6th meme that’s going around:

The rules are as follows:
•Go in to your image folder.
•Open the sixth sub-folder and select the sixth image.
Profit! Publish.
•Challenge six more saps and link to them.

There’s a problem though… I have multiple image folders, spread across several directories.  Even just my WoW screenshots are located in three different places!  You see, I used to do a lot of art (both traditional and digital), so I have tons of folders and subfolders of that stuff.  But there’s a ton of random bits of sketches and WIPs there, many of which make no sense out of context.  And my WoW folders aren’t divided into subfolders at all, so how do I take the 6th of the 6th of them?  Dilemma.

So I’ve done the best I could with what I have.  After going through several of my art folders and checking the 6th subfolder in each of them, and then looking at the 6th image in each subfolder, I decided to share this one.  It’s a charcoal drawing of a dragon that I drew more than four years ago.  I was mostly testing some new charcoal pencils that I had, and experimenting with trying to draw longer, more “Eastern” style dragons, which is something I’m not very good at.  However, it turned out well, and it has the distinction of being the only piece of art I’ve ever managed to sell, so that’s something.

But you guys aren’t here for random drawing of dragons!  You’re here for the WoW.  “Give us WoW related images,” you cry!  Fear not, for I have heard your pleas.  Indeed, there will be not one, but TWO screenshots to gaze your eyes upon.

As I said, I have three folders of WoW screenshots.  The first is for nice, edited versions, like the ones that have appeared on this blog previously.  For this meme I decided to dig into one of the other two folders, where random screenshots have been deposited.  Because there were no sub-folders, I figured I’d just use the 6th image, but that wasn’t as clear cut as it should have been.  Do I use the 6th file?  Or do I combine similar files that show the same scene in slightly different ways?  In the end I chose to do both.  Extra screenshot for you!

I don’t even remember taking this one.  It must have been taken fairly recently, because that’s the weapon I had mogged until about a week ago.  It also looks like I turned off my UI to take the shot.  But I have no recollection of this.  o.O

Looks kinda cool though.

This one I do remember taking.  I like to fish for lavascale catfish here, because it’s so very picturesque.

Oh crap, I’m supposed to tag some people to do this meme too.  I don’t know who’s already done it and who hasn’t… Hmm…

Well, I guess I’ll just say this: If you are reading this, and you have a blog of your own, and you haven’t already done this meme, consider yourself tagged!

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. February 16, 2012 11:07 pm

    Oooohhhh that’s my absolute fav place to fish Lavascale too. It’s soooo pretty 🙂

    I’m going to imagine, just for a moment, that I’m another druid, standing just out of shot fishing with you. =splish=

    • February 17, 2012 12:55 pm

      It’s always more fun to fish with a friend. 🙂 Also, Uldum is just one of the most beautiful zones ever.

  2. February 17, 2012 10:17 am

    Haha, silly woman, I expected a screenshot, not an actual return-to-blogging post with words! I knew things were going better for you though and it was about time you came back. (hugs)

    • February 17, 2012 12:56 pm

      Hopefully I will continue to post stuff! I’ve missed you guys. *hug*

  3. February 17, 2012 12:04 pm

    Yay!!! Welcome back!

    Funny thing is I had just moved your blog to my “Old/dead blogs” section of my reader and now you have posted again!

    Yay!!

    • February 17, 2012 12:57 pm

      Ha ha! Now you have to move me back. All is going according to plan… Muahahaha!

  4. February 24, 2012 1:08 am

    Welcome back!

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