Till next we meet…

Meanwhile…may the stars guide you.

The 100 best games of all time | GamesRadar

Daily Kos: Daily Kos World of Warcraft Guild Update: We Discuss Soul-Destroying Monsters. Also, Warlocks.

Server outcast in South Korea rekindles WoW community

Server outcast in South Korea rekindles WoW community.

My email signature is from Philo of Alexandria, who said, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.” This takes on an immediate, game mechanics sense in WoW. We were all n00bs once upon a time. We all have a lot to learn from and teach to each other.

BlizzCon 2013 – Mike Morhaime confirms event back this year | MMO ☆ Culture

Lament of the Highborne: In Common Tongue

What can WoW and other MMOs teach us about literature and storytelling?

Victory for Sylvanas!

Fan art image of Sylvanas Windrunner

Lady Sylvanas Windrunner. Queen of the Forsaken. Former Ranger-General of Silvermoon and Defender of Quel’Thalas. Horde.

When I was a teen, I was fascinated by Medea, as Euripides characterized her. Revenge! Betrayal! Ok, there was murder most foul, too. But the white-hot rage of a shunned, underestimated woman capable of great power, heart, love, and loyalty was the real draw for me.

This explains why I am drawn to Sylvanas Windrunner as well. (And to Sarah Kerrigan, but she’s from a different Blizzard game.)

Tragedy fuels her determination. The dark inevitability of her demise does not stop her from achieving. Sure, her goals are to destroy, conquer, and terrorize but that’s not the point. The point is this–Sylvanas’ circumstances do not limit her. They set her free.

There’s more of course (Grief! Regret! Atonement!), and Sylvanas’ story continues.

Know Your Lore: Current Horde Politics–The Forsaken

Know Your Lore: Sylvanas Windrunner, part 1

Know Your Lore: Sylvanas Windrunner, part 2

WoWWiki: Sylvanas Windrunner

Wowpedia: Sylvanas Windrunner

Tyrande is my avatar

Image of Tyrande Whisperwind from Blizzard Entertainment

Tyrande Whisperwind, High Priestess of Elune and a leader of the Kaldorei. Alliance.

Wow. Five and a half years and 3 expansion packs have passed since I last posted to this blog. I’ve since graduated from SJSU-SLIS. I am now the outreach librarian at University of Redlands, a traditional four-year liberal arts college with some graduate programs geared to working adults. Some changes will be occurring as I update this blog.

I still play World of WarcraftMany people I know have moved on from it. Me, I am still very much enthralled by its vast universe, compelling characters, and captivating stories. I feel a great connection with the game and will likely stick with it till it closes down. This affection explains why I want to continue with this blog, too. Love and commitment.

My love endures and is expressed in my online presence. When asked who my heroes are in the fictional character category, I usually say Sylvanas Windrunner and Tyrande Whisperwind. I love the stories of both women. I also love their characterizations: their strengths, their spirits, their beauty, and their intelligence. But I love Tyrande’s blue hair more.

For more information on Tyrande Whisperwind:

Know Your Lore: Tyrande Whisperwind

WoWWiki: Tyrande Whisperwind

Wowpedia: Tyrande Whisperwind

Leeroy Jenkins

What’s a social network without our colorful characters? Leeroy Jenkins is a player-character in WoW who has gained game-wide (nay, worldwide) notoriety because of this viral video. He even earned himself a WoW trading card because of it!

Read about the RL guy behind Leeroy Jenkins.

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