Things I Need To Do…

Written in very cursive script denoting the maturity and education of the author

March 27th

Dear Journal,

You just know that things are not going the way that you’ve planned when you just sit here and wonder if you’re talking to yourself about things that don’t really matter or they matter, however, only to you. I am still sitting in my Garrison in Draenor and wondering how in the heck things got so screwed up – well, I know how it got screwed up, I just followed my orders against my better judgment and to protect my homeland.  There are times that I question my mental faculties and my loyalty offsetting my true feelings on some things.

I put a request in through the so-called “chain of command” to take some time off since it’s been months since I have been able to get back to Azeroth to see some of the people I care about and to check on things with my own eyes.  I know that it isn’t something that I would have thought too strongly about except for the fact that I feel that we have been cut off here in this strange land, other timeline, whatever in the heck they want to call it these days

When I was in Azeroth, it didn’t take all of this hoop jumping to get some time off to spend with your family, however, here in Draenor, there seem to be more hoops added than ever before. When I wanted to take some time away from my duties in Azeroth, it was just a matter of putting someone else in charge of things and I would be on my merry way.  Not here, I have to make sure that my Garrison is properly covered for the time that I will be gone not only with the personnel, also with the  proper paperwork for authorization to do those duties.  Seems like we have more pencil pushers running things than we have soldiers this time around.  Are we going to accomplish the things that we are supposed to do while filling out forms in triplicate of everything that we are doing – I barely have time to run scouting missions these days because I am busy filling out the reports for the people that are actually doing them.

I know that we are getting mail from Azeroth on a fairly regular basis and I know that I am able to manage some of the things that I have always done through those methods, however, I would like to set my eyes on some of the stuff that is going on, not that I don’t trust Zippie because I definitely do.  I just want to get out of the freezing cold and endless cold where my Garrison is located.

I want to see some of the people that haven’t made the transition to Draenor yet.  I want to be able to go to the farm in Pandaria, I want to be able to hold my wife in my arms – so many things that I personally want to do to make me feel that there is a true reason why I am here in Draenor and cut off from everything that I have loved.

Fnor Morningstar


OOC – I’m Still Here…

March 19th

Whoa!  All of my good intentions of writing more frequently kind of ended up not happening because I’ve been rather busy sorting things out and getting a bit more organized with game-playing.  Yep, I have a few alts that I am working on and enjoying the effort even if it is going to take a long time to get some of them caught up.

Finally made my second 100 happen and I have one on Alliance and one on Horde now – the gearing shall commence on the new one that I just happened to hit last night.  What an awesome feeling that was because it has been a real struggle getting poor Kaldor to cap because I wasn’t real familiar with the Alliance side of Draenor and I’m not the best person for map reading either.

Whee!! This has been a bonus two weeks for me because I finally got my S.E.L.F.I.E camera and the upgrade, so that part of the game should be heating up for me too.  I’ll have to post some pictures when I have time and I’m on the computer that has my screenshots on it.  I also got my Menagerie opened on my Horde Garrison and will get the same for the Alliance later on today as well.

Unfortunately, I think one of my desktops is going through its death throes at the moment and that makes me sad because I wasn’t planning on replacing it this year at all.  Guess I finally killed the fan on it and it should be an easy fix once I get it into the shop.  Oh, don’t look at me like that, I’m not mechanically inclined at all and I’m afraid that I would do more damage than repair if I tried to do it myself.   I’m not sure if that is all that is wrong with it either because I was smelling that smell of burning plastic and I’m afraid to crack the case open.  Maybe I’ll get my son to take a look at it before I take it into the shop because he might be able to fix it for me – good thinking, right?  I would just like to be able to get some of the files off of that computer before it goes completely belly-up and I’m trying to figure out what I can do in so far as a quick back-up to another hard-drive.

I guess I am going to be busy trying to get my Alliance characters caught up with my Horde since I was dragging my feet so much on getting that goal accomplished, however, I am looking forward to it and I know that I am going to have a lot of fun with it.  One of the things that held me back on the Alliance side was the fact that my main was a Night Elf and I just couldn’t stand to look at him if I left the new models on.  Now that they have somewhat fixed that issue, I can run around and enjoy the models a bit more.  My next big plan is to cap out a character that isn’t a hunter – I have a ton of hunters.   At least I have a good portion of my writing and character bio information saved off on a flash drive for now.

One of the other things that I have been doing is spending some time outside a bit.  After literally being locked in the house for the better part of a month I was really starting to get a good case of cabin fever which is not conducive to a good relationship with one’s spouse if they are suffering the same malady.  I know that I was really getting tired of the snow and ice for the month of February and was more than tired of feeling like it was never going to end.  We’ve had a few days here in the Mile High City that have broken the records for “Highs” that have been standing for quite a few years and I know it felt good to be outside and seeing the bright light out there.  My heart truly goes out to the people that live back East because they have really had a miserable winter.

I’m still planning on getting back into a writing schedule of some sort in the near future and keep on writing, however, my mindset hasn’t really been all that lately.  I want to write and I want to enjoy posting on my blogs, however, I just haven’t had the mood swing in that direction a whole lot lately.  It happens and some of it has to do with the fact that I am suffering a bit of a writer’s block.  I go through these phases as I am sure that most people do, however, I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I haven’t felt like playing as much as I have in the past.  Used too I would spend hours upon hours just sitting here in front of my computers and playing, however, I am finding the urge to do other things more compelling than that.  I do still have some health issues, however, I am getting better at controlling some of that.  Some of my problem is that I was going through some major burn out after playing continuously for the last two years, grinding out levels on guilds and what not solo – that was very time consuming even if it felt rewarding at the same time.   I’ve caught up on some of my reading and I’ve watched some shows that I kept putting off because of my heavy involvement with World of Warcraft.

Oh well, off I go to do some other things and get back to playing the game.  I am still having fun even if I still think that there is something seriously “off” with WoD.


Dooddah Goes To The Faire…

March 4th

Dear Journal,

I know it wasn’t very nice of me to fool my sister, Zippie, however, when she kept asking for someone to go to Orgrimmar to pick up some contracts and check on our old warehouse there, I was all but jumping for joy.  Of course, Uncle Zednick could have done the tasks because he’s already over there, however, Zippie said that she wanted someone that she could trust to get the job done – which kind of left me.

So, off I went to Orgrimmar, filled with excitement about visiting the city and not being supervised by Uncle Zednick.  I could feel free to wander around and visit with some of my old friends while I was there as well as seeing how things have changed since Garrosh left.

One of the things that stayed in the back of my mind was the fact that the Faire was in town and I could spend some time there just having fun after I got my work done.  I could ride the rides, play the games as many times as I wanted too as well as eating all of the food that I wanted to eat the last time and didn’t get the change.

Oh, what a great time I had although I will have to admit that I got kind of sick after drinking so many fizzy drinks that I felt like I was going to explode, hope I didn’t mess up the people too much when I ended up throwing up on the people below when I was flying around with those silly wings and going through the rings.  Maybe they were just Alliance people, if that was the case, I’m sorry but not nearly as sorry as I would have been if they had been Horde.  I had so much and didn’t really notice the time as closely as I should have, I suppose.

There were just so many things to see that I hadn’t had the chance to see before because the others were too busy wanting to go to other places.   I even got my fortune read although I don’t know what she meant about success with my ventures – I’m not venturing anything, I’m just doing my job.

Whoa, I don’t know what they gave that turtle at the ring toss this time because he was sure zipping around like he had rockets under his shell.  It was pretty hard to hit that post on this back.  I tried asking what they gave the turtle to speed him up and the girl there wouldn’t tell me.  I wouldn’t mind giving my crab, Salad, some stuff to speed him up sometimes. I would even share some of the stuff with Panmoshu, my Panderan friend,  to give to her turtle, Soup, to see if he wouldn’t pick up the pace a little bit.  Oh well, may I’ll find out one of these days.

Oh, they added a new race on the beach.  I don’t think I did very well with it because I got lost a couple of days and hit a few things that I shouldn’t and got shot off into the water.  I’m sure that my race time was dead last, however, that’s okay, I still had fun.  I know that I wish they had cleared out some of those big wolves that seemed to wander through the race track area sometimes and scared me half to death – at least my mount kept running and I didn’t get eaten.

It was fun and I don’t regret slipping off to go over there with a few of my buddies from Orgrimmar, however, I know that Zippie will be kind of upset that I took the extra time to have some fun instead of racing back to Silvermoon with the contracts I picked up.  Oh yeah, the warehouse looks great and it looks like the Boss made his decision already because there were some Orcs putting up a new sign over the doors that said “Morningstar Enterprises” on it.  I wonder if we will be moving back here to live, it might be a nice change for us because I will have to admit that it makes me nervous being around all of those elves all of the time.  I hope we can get our little house back or at least have a nice size area upstairs to live again since the Princess has moved on with her life – we hope she has, at least.

Well, time for me to get some sleep and start back to Silvermoon tomorrow so I can turn in this stuff and let Zippie know about the warehouse.   It was sure fun getting away on my own for a while – it’s like Zednick and Zippie don’t trust me to be able to handle things on my own because I’m the youngest – well, I can take care of myself fairly well.

Dooddah Prattfall