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Day 02 – Why you decided to start a blog

I started this blog because I love reading WoW blogs in general.

Most people that write blogs don’t have to fake enthusiasm or knowledge to get their readers, they’re just themselves. If they’re pissed at someone, they’ll rant. If they’re happy about something, they’ll say so.

Because I like to read the achives first, I see how they started off: mostly just talking and ranting to themselves. Then, one day somebody comments on a post that struck a chord with them, and the author of the blog is all “ohmigosh the interwebs are reading this for reals?! squee”. And it’s all uphill from there.

I’ve played WoW for quite a while, and I’d consider myself a competant player and raider. So, I decided to play a character I’ve never seriously levelled before, and blog about her and her adventures. But I wanted a flexible name, in case I decided to use a druid, or a shaman, instead of a paladin, or in case I wanted to completely change my topic.

I know this is a day late, but because my wireless internet provider is awesome, I lost my connection for most of yesterday because the tower went down for unknown reasons.

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Day 01 – Introduce yourself

Over at http://spellbound.nu/?p=829 , I saw the proposal for the 20 days of WoW Blogging Challenge. I figured it could help me start my own rolling.

These are the criteria for the days. I’ll hopefully add links once I finish each one.

Day 01 – Introduce yourself
Day 02 – Why you decided to start a blog
Day 03 – Your first day playing WoW
Day 04 – Your best WoW memory
Day 05 – Favourite item(s) in game
Day 06 – Your workplace/desk (photo and/or description)
Day 07 – The reason behind your blog’s name
Day 08 – 10 things we don’t know about you
Day 09 – Your first blog post
Day 10 – Blog/Website favourites
Day 11 – Bad habits and flaws
Day 12 – A usual day in your life/online time
Day 13 – People (players/bloggers) that you admire
Day 14 – This upsets you
Day 15 – Your desktop background (on your computer) and why you chose it
Day 16 – Things you miss (post Cataclysm)
Day 17 – Your favourite spot (in game or outside it)
Day 18 – Your favourite outfit
Day 19 – In your bags/bank
Day 20 – If this was your last day playing WoW, what would you do?

So, Day 01. Introduce myself.

So, my name is Laura. I’m an Australian female gamer. I’m a complete altoholic, with about 30 active characters that I use at least once a week. I have difficulties keeping my characters down, as when I start one, I think to myself ‘Wouldn’t a druid/hunter/pally be awesome! Then I’ll be able to do other things too!’ Then it continues to explode. I am proud that I’ve managed to keep my Khaz’goroth population down to a mere four, and two of those are name placeholders that I use as bank toons. Every time I feel like rolling another character, I play on a different realm for a while.

I’m also a complete achievement whore. I love acheivements, and I want to get them all. I collect companion pets and mounts, as well as novelty items that amuse me.

IRL, I’m not the social butterfly that I am online. I am partially deaf, so I find conversations difficult to maintain, and I have had one hip operation and am requiring another soon, so I cannot stand or walk for very long. Also, because I don’t care to discuss things like clothes, makeup, hot guys, and that slut over there (ohmigosh what IS she wearing?!) I am left out by my peers (18-24). This leaves me alone to be the nerdy, techie chick that is socially awkward. =)  But I really don’t mind. I rarely go anywhere without my laptop and graphics tablet, and as I have talent points in Improved Stealth I go virtually unnoticed by those around me, leaving me free to sketch them without their knowledge, giving me amazing reference material for my art course that I’m currently doing.

I love anime and manga, as well as most books in general. I’m not usually one for the movies, as I normally love the books they blatently ignore to make the movie ‘fresh’. I’m not a Twilight fan (although I own all the books, hypocrite that I am), and I do not think Rob Pattison is the hottest guy alive, although I will admit he appeals to me more when he talks in his British accent rather than his fake American one he uses for Edward Cullen. I’m not a fan of the Harry Potter movies, although I adore the books. I love action, sci-fi and fantasy movies, like Iron Man, Hulk, etc. I’m not a romancey person, nor a fan of tear-jerkers, as not only do they bore me but I always end up crying. Fun Fact: When I yawn, my eyes overflow. No clue why.

I’d love to be healthier by going on healthy food diets, but I love meat and unhealthy foods way too much.

I’m 4’11”, as I shrunk half an inch due to my hip surgery. Fun stuff. Clothes never fit me properly, as women’s sizes are too long in arms and legs, and kid’s sizes are too small around the bust and hips. I hate clothes shopping, but I’ll happily wander around window-shopping.

All of my computers have been Windows PCs. From my ancient desktp with Windows 95′ to my nippy laptop with Windows 7, I’ve never owned an Apple Mac, and am proud of that fact. At school, I was forced to use the Macs in the Art rooms for my Photoshopping. They’re so restrictive in what they let you do. Eventually I just bought a Windows-using laptop, and brought that to classes. I now combine my laptop with my Wacom Intuos 4 graphics tablet, for my digital art.

Well, I’d best stop here before I run out of things for the next 20 days.

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