Man, adulthood is SCARY.

So as those of you who follow me on Twitter know, we’re buying a house. We close on the 3rd.

Which means this blog might COME BACK TO LIFE as I flail wildly at this whole…owning a house thing. Although that might be me whining about how expensive things like CURTAINS are because oh boy, do I have a lot to say about that.

Also expect pictures of my yard and yelling WHAT THE FUCK DO I DO WITH THIS SHIT?



And so I return, with a rant.

Reins. To steer a horse with, in theory.

Those are REINS. When someone hands over the control of something, they are handing over the REINS. Reins are used to steer/control a horse (in part, but let’s not go there). You “rein in” someone, or give them “free rein”. Kings and Queens REIGN as long as they are monarchs. Water falling from the sky is fucking RAIN and don’t you dare misuse that version because I just don’t even. This post has been brought to you by Amber’s Pet Peeves and the NaNoWriMo crazy train.


The world sensed I hadn’t blogged lately, so it gave me assholes.

I have very low expectations of lowbie pugs. Still, I hold some standards: if I queue as a healer, I have caster gear on and will try to heal you. If I queue as a tank, I will have tanking gear on and will try to tank for you. Now, my standards for other tanks at least lower to “not in caster gear trying to tank” but apparently this is just too much for some people.

I was on my wee little 39 druid, trying to get her up to 40. She both heals and tanks, but my rogue has my DPS/tanky heirlooms, so I was only signing up to heal. I zone into DM, and I target the other tank. It’s a druid. I wait for bear form.


They pull with roots and randomly moonfire at shit. The trash dies without too much paim, but still, I speak up: “Um?”

“lol were trying this thing”
“where we dont need other people” (so you queue’d up with other people because WHY?)

Fuck this I’m going to bed.


D&D Shennanigans

So we decided to scroll up in the D&D table chat and see how far it went. Well…in fact, the table goes all the way up to the FIRST TIME WE LOADED THE TABLE. Apparently when we were first exploring the awesomeness that is the official Wizards table, this is what we had to say:

orithea(Loranys Songsteel): ********* GUYS THERE’S A GIANT FINGER ATTACKING US
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): ********* that *********!
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): *********!
Achloryn(Lazan Silvershaper): *********
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): *********
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): It won’t let me say *********
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): I can’t make ********* jokes
orithea(Loranys Songsteel): asscherry
orithea(Loranys Songsteel): !!!!
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): cocknugget
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): bwahaha
orithea(Loranys Songsteel): *********canoe?
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): cunecanoe?
Achloryn(Lazan Silvershaper): *********
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): er
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): *********canoe
Achloryn(Lazan Silvershaper): *********
Achloryn(Lazan Silvershaper): ass
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): what the hell
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): *********
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): cocknugget
Obsidian_Dragon(Kevara): Strange.


The Life of Lowbie Tanks

I started a second druid–same server, same faction, don’t ask–and have specced her as feral, because tank queues are amazing. As soon as she hit 15, I had bear form and despite my woeful lack of buttons, I said ALRIGHT.  LETS TANK US SOME DEADMINES.

It took me all of about 15 seconds to regret it.

The problem with baby bear tanks is that…they’re rage based. Rage based, with very few buttons, and at level 15 everyone seems to think that letting the tank hit things first is completely optional. This means you spend most of your time chasing around mobs that are chasing around DPS, and there is dick all you can do about it.

You want to know why some lowbie druids tank in cat form?  THAT’S WHY. I tried asking the group to let me snag stuff first, but “lol it’s deadmines” was the only response to that.

Well then.

I sucked it up and waited 10 minutes to instance as DPS until I was a high enough level to get swipe. I love you, swipe. I also abuse the talent where I get rage for shifting, and bounce in and our of bear form before pulls so that I can, you know, hit things.

Rage is just a lousy mechanic when you’re a lowbie tank.

Why is it hard to let the tank hit things first, people? C’mon. Please remove your asshat when entertain an instance…