OOC – Funtimes and Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!

November 22, 2017

 

Just a quick update on what might be going on.  I feel like I have running around like a chicken with its head cut-off – just busy in RL as well as in-game.  Busy times have started in RL with the Holidays approaching and the in-game stuff is almost overwhelming.

One of the big things is that I am an altoholic in a big way and I am finding that having so many characters to bounce around on can be rather difficult when you can’t play as much as you would like.  So many events to attend and so many things to do in game right now is mind-boggling.  However, I’m doing the best I can and if I am having fun, I’ll keep trucking along.

I did want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving though.  We are going to be going over to spend the day with family this year instead of them coming here.  It should be tons of fun and I know that we will enjoy spending time with them.   Of course, we’re not talking huge crowd of people, just the five of us all together for the holiday.  The last couple of years we haven’t been able to do this because of health issues here at my house, however, this year is different, and we aren’t feeling “off” this time, so, it’s family time again.

I am also very excited to see all the enthusiasm for Classic World of Warcraft and will be participating with that when it is available.  Oh, so happy to see the stuff for the new expansion too.  It sent chills up my spine and I will have to admit that I had been debating about purchasing the next expansion – now, there is no question about it.  I haven’t even finished Legion yet and I’m ready for the next one.  No, I’m not addicted, I just like having fun on Azeroth.

I did splurge and expanded my game library a bit with the new sales for Black Friday at Blizzard.  Finally got Destiny 2 as well as Overwatch, so, I am going to have fun times for the next few months balancing out my play time.   I shouldn’t laugh at myself, however, it has been a long running tradition for me to buy myself Christmas presents with things that I know that no one else would give me.  Now for my next expense will be a new small gaming keyboard.

Trying to break away and gather my thoughts…

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

 

 

November 11th

 

Dear Journal,

It’s been a few days since I have had the time or the inclination to sit down and write anything down.  Let’s just say that things have been more than a little bit busy with our latest military actions.  All I see these days seem to be demon-filled areas and the foul Fel stink that permeates everything in the Broken Isles.  We won’t even get into the discussion of not being able to gaze up at the night sky these days without seeing that glaring ugly new sight of Argus – there seems to be no escape from that view even when you leave the Broken Shore.

I know that the Legion is trying to kill us all, however, it does make me wonder if that must include the stench of Fel.  Laughingly, I have tried everything to rid myself of the smell, I think I have spent a small fortune on all kinds of remedies that seem to smell worse than the Fel. Amyn is constantly teasing me about all the things that I have tried and blames it all on my being a Silvermoon escapee.  Of course, she had to share the fact that she hasn’t had to buy anything to get rid of the smell, she just bent over and picked up some sand from the edge of the lake that we were sitting by and rubbed it vigorously on her skin and on the ends of her hair.  Asked me to take a quick sniff of the areas she had scrubbed and there was no smell of Fel. Only a Night Elf would have realized such a simple remedy was literally at hand.

At least the two of us have been able to spend some time together on the Broken Isles without too much trouble, however, I will have to admit that it is somewhat difficult to keep our minds on other things while we are constantly watching for anyone and anything that might be an enemy of some kind.  Yes, war is always a dangerous business anytime you’re involved, however, there should be an escape other than Dalaran.

I know that Amyn and I have been together for most of our lives and that first meeting in the Barrens, so many years ago. I know that we have always tried to keep our relationship hidden from people outside of our families and I think that we have succeeded in that regard for the most part.  At least we haven’t been arrested or anything like for having this relationship.   I can remember a few years ago when the children were still small, and we were living in Dalaran together, it was always a shock to some people that I was involved with a Sentinel. No one in Dalaran ever tried to cause issues for us, the shopkeepers knew Amyn and she used my accounts without any issues and nothing was ever said.  Of course, back in the Eastern Kingdoms or even Kalimdor, things were totally different.  We never really had to hide a whole lot in Pandaria either, people tended to mind their own business there.

I know that we have become wealthy over the years with our businesses being combined and scattered throughout Azeroth and I’m sure that some people are more than a bit curious about how easily it seems that both firms can get their hands-on items that are supposedly exclusive for the Alliance or the Horde – Morningstar Enterprises is based out of Orgrimmar and Shadowmoon Enterprises is based out of Stormwind.  The only place that the company is totally out in the open is in Shattrath – that was the only open city that was available to us back in the day and it worked out well for us personally and the business.  Both boys were born in Shattrath and even though they were half-breeds, they didn’t have many issues to contend with while they were living there.  Of course, both boys still must know they are of mixed blood these days when they are in Stormwind, people there are always suspicious of people that appear to be different – they both look very much like the Kaldorei except for their eyes which can show some of the green from my side.  Kal has always acted more like his Mother’s people and doesn’t have too many of my traits to give him away, however, Vashlan is very Sindorei with the things that he likes to do, yes, he’s quite the clothes horse and quite the lady’s man.   Not to mention, Vashlan is a mage and is studying in Stormwind with hopes of going to Dalaran someday to finish up and take a more active role in the things going on in Azeroth.

Amyn and I have been very fortunate at keeping our marriage a secret as well as the fact that we have been mated far longer than we’ve been legally bound in the Sindorei fashion.  I do love her with all my heart and my children are the best thing that we have ever had happen.

Oh yes, I was quite the rounder for a while and had quite a few liaisons with women before we were wed because I wanted a family that would be accepted in the Sindorei society.  As far as I know, Amyn and I are the only ones to have had children from our alliance and that is probably for the best because I know that Amyn has quite the temper and I’d probably be a dead man if I suddenly had children showing up from any affairs I’ve had over the years with my female Sindorei consorts.

I did make it to Orgrimmar and signed some papers for Zippie and picked up some mail that had been delivered to the office rather than forwarded to me in the Broken Isles.  I suppose that is just as well because I got a letter from Dawnglory that has some interesting information in it and I know that he wants to talk to me about it.  Still no news about Romy and the children, I suppose he wants to take some more time off or increase the reward for any information of their whereabouts.

 

Fnor Morningstar

 

 

 

 

OOC – BlizzCon and Other Things

November 6th, 2017

This was the first year that I have splurged and purchased a ticket to watch BlizzCon in its entirety and I will have to admit that I felt like it was money well spent because I got the mounts for Alliance and Horde as well as having the ability to watch all the neat activities and announcements.   I’ll gladly admit that I sat here like a dufus and watched as much of it “live” starting on Friday and did little else.  It was awesome – not only did I get caught up in the hype, I was an active part of it from the comforts of my home.  I know that my spouse was very understanding that I was busy watching all this stuff and was willing to let me have the time that I wanted myself to enjoy it.

Nope, didn’t get any screenshots because I was too busy gaping at everything that I could see.  It was great that they had things scheduled the way that they did and even have it where we can still access the videos for a month so that we can watch every little thing that we want.  I guess in the past that the access wasn’t as easy as it was this year and there weren’t as many venues to see.   I love the panels and the contests, and I must admit that I watched tournaments like a mad person.  Love the tourneys a whole lot and wish that I still had the reflexes to play in them.  I just enjoy being able to watch the players reactions to the esports as well as getting caught up in their enthusiasm for the games.   It rekindles my love for the games as well as being able to understand their love of the different games.  Let’s get real!!  I like seeing some of these folks win the prize money too because they have spent a great deal of time getting prepared for these games.

The new expansion looks awesome and I wasn’t planning on purchasing another one since I haven’t been playing all that much in Legion, however, I can’t pass on the Battle for Azeroth when things are kind of reverting back to the beginning.   Oh yes, the addition of the Classic game servers is going to be awesome – I knew Blizzard would eventually get around to presenting that aspect of the game to the people that weren’t here initially.  I think the whole thing, new expansion, new Vanilla servers and some of the new sub-races are going to be tons of fun.  I am looking forward to the new level scaling in the old zones because it will keep the game fresh and alive for us altoholics that have tons of characters at various levels.

Looking back on all the years that I have been playing Blizzard games, it looks like they are stepping back into the roots of their existence and breathing new life into the games.  I know that the MMOs aren’t exactly the go-to gaming that they used to be, however, it is the one place I love to go so that I can interact with other people and become a part of the fantasy with them.  It is hard to believe that I have been involved with World of Warcraft for the better part of 13 years in the MMO as well as all the years that I have spent in other Blizzard games.  StarCraft was my very first Blizzard game and I can remember playing for hours on end with games loaded on with my CDs.  Awesome times and nostalgia is a good driving force behind my feelings for it.

Now that we are going into that time of year where it’s a bit too brisk to be romping about outside in the elements, I’m sure that I will be playing more and starting to apply my writing skills more frequently.  The holidays in-game are some of my old-time favorites and I do intend on participating in them this year.  When people tell me that the game is boring and there is nothing to do, I usually smile and nod – wishing I could share some of my “full” quest pages with them on some of my characters.

Okay, I’m just rambling on now, better get my backside in gear and get into the game.  See you all in Azeroth.

Why Is This Happening…

*Beware, there will be some graphic and salty language in this post.  If you are easily offended, please do not read. *

 

October 19th

Yo Book!!

At least you’re still here and I can at least put some of my thoughts down and try to muddle my way through my life for a while longer.  There really isn’t anyone that I can talk to about things with Fnor being away and my sister is all tied up with her marriage and two children.   Besides, who wants to listen to a lonely and lost fellow trying to make some sense out of the things that have gone on in his life.

I have fucking toed the mark and tried to do all the right things without upsetting the Powers-to-Be, Fate and the Light.  I’ve even sent my prayers to any of the damned gods that I can think of to try to make some sense out of what has happened.

The area where the zeppelin crashed is not uninhabited and there are towns and villages scattered all over the place. Yet, no one has seen my red-haired woman traveling with two small children.  I know that I have searched until I’m am both exhausted in mind and body.  It probably doesn’t help matters that I am still trying to keep the rest of my life in order as well – I do have obligations that must be met – one obligation is military and the other is making money with Morningstar Enterprises to make sure that my family has something to come back too.  I don’t think that any of them would want to come back and live in a tent or stay in Silvermoon at this point.

Yes, I did take Fnor’s advice and I have been staying at the main house in Silvermoon and I will have to admit that I have enjoyed spending some time with Agatha and her children.  At first, I was kind of nervous since she has never mentioned having a man in her life before, however, after meeting the children, there is no doubt in my mind whom the Father might be.  Fnor has two beautiful children, a boy and a girl that he is apparently not acknowledging or he hasn’t been told about them although they seem to be more than a little bit aware of who I am and know of his whereabouts.  Amyn would be crushed if she knew that Fnor didn’t keep his word to her, however, he is married to her and has never stepped out or broken his vows since they were married in Dalaran in the Sindorei fashion.    The girl is as beautiful as her Mother; however, she has a lot of Fnor’s mannerisms and features – quick to smile and quick to anger, I suppose, just like Daddy.  He won’t be able deny the boy – the boy is the spitting image of Fnor, same smile, same everything and his voice is already very much like his Sire’s voice although softer.  Now, the question comes to mind of whether I should mention them to him or should I talk to Agatha first?  Hmmm, can’t say that I want to confront Fnor about the kids when he is apparently unaware of their existence – that could explain some of Agatha’s absences, I suppose – off having a baby on those vacations she has taken.  They both have the same heavy dark hair of both parents; however, the boy has the same exact eyes as Fnor’s other boys – the green flecks overriding the underlying lighter color.  Strange but beautiful looking.  I think I’ll talk to Agatha and find out what she must say about her children.

I know that I still wake up in the mornings here in Silvermoon and my heart longs to be on the farm in Halfhill.  I miss the rain on the rooftop and the smell of the place.   Yes, I miss the big bed that seems so empty without Romy in it and I miss the constant chattering of the villagers as they walk down the road towards their farms or the market.   I have spoken with Agatha quite a bit about my feelings of loss and the loneliness that has seemed to take the place of the emptiness that I have been feeling.   She has assured me that I will survive it all and that she had to experience the whole thing with the Commander when he lost the girl and his child when he was living in Dalaran.   Those were turbulent and sad times for all of us, however, Agatha never left Fnor alone all those months, she was always there taking care of the house and a lot of the business stuff that he didn’t want to make time for.  Here she is in Silvermoon taking care of his interests here …and his children.

I’ll have to give this all some more thought, my mind is totally spinning at the ramifications of the thoughts that I am having and for once, I’m not dwelling on my own losses.  Light!!  I wish that I could find Romy and the children soon.

 

Fnar Dawnglory

 

OOC – October 5th – Yeah, I’m back at it again

October 5th 

 

I will have to admit that I haven’t been writing very much in the last year, however, that was due to the fact that I have been playing medication roulette with my doctors.  I think they have finally figured out what to give to take without killing me with it.  It’s been a rough year for me in the health department. 

Anyway, long story short, I have renewed my WordPress account and I’m planning on getting back into my usual (other normal) posting in this next year.  The brain is all abuzz with thoughts of projects and what I need to write about.  Hey, my writing isn’t all that great and I know that, however, I do enjoy it and it makes me feel like I am doing something other than playing video games. 

I know that I haven’t even been playing a whole lot in the last six months or so due to the fact that I just couldn’t concentrate on anything for very long before I just got totally lost in thought and confusion on some things.  Over-medicating your brain makes you real spacy and I was really starting to get worried about what was going on.  All manner of thoughts race through your head in regard to your faculties when you don’t feel like you’re doing things quite right or up to your usual standards.  

I never have followed the arena nor the MDI tournaments until this year and I will have to admit that I have spent a great deal of time watching those events.  I know I will never be that kind of player again, however, it does bring back some good memories of days gone by.  I used to be Hell-on-Wheels with PvP and as a raider, however, the reflexes aren’t what they used to be these days.  I had to put some of those things to the side and just get into the questing side more with my characters, which is not all bad at all.  Even though I am not up to snuff enough to really participate in these things but that doesn’t mean that I have lost the love or the interest in it. 

Another thing that I did this year is something that I haven’t ever done in the last twelve years and that was to buy one of the tickets on-line for BlizzCon.   I’ve never done that before and I am very excited to see it here in the comfort of my own home.   It should be fun and I’m sure that I will post other things in regard to that.   

I hope to be playing and writing more in the next few months and rekindle my love for all things World of Warcraft.  I have no great expectations for things, just the ability to enoy something that I have been doing almost daily for the last twelve years.   Hope to see all of you soon. 

Still trying to catch up on the posts that some of you have done and hope to have that caught up in the next couple of days.  Everything that I have been reading has inspired me to get back with the way that I used to be and to carry on with the rest of the gang.   

July 28th – OOC – Enjoying Other Things…

July 28th, 2017 

 

Whoa!!  I’ve hardly played any video games for the last week due to the fact that I took a break and did some other things for a change.  I don’t normally watch streamers; however, this week has been the exception and did one all last weekend for a worthy charity organization or it seemed worthy in my opinion. 

I do come from a long line of military folks and law enforcement people that I have very big respect for because without them doing their part, I probably wouldn’t be able to have the life that I have today.  No, I didn’t serve in the military, however, I did support the effort in any way that I could. 

I watch a 36-hour stream for “Operation Supply Drop” that was put on by Wargames on their World of Tanks.  It was a rousing good time and definitely was international in its presentation as well as raising money for the support of all military folks.   The money raised was going to people that were deployed away from their families as well as those making the transition back to civilian life.  I know that it sounds silly to some, however, they setup people with a means to enjoy things on computers as well as giving them the ability to escape their current reality for a while.   It is being used to help eliminate some of the mental stress and depression that some of the folks go through.   If you want more information in regard to the organization, please give it a Goggle and enjoy some of the videos from the latest event. 

I know that it is supposed to be the edgy people out there that are quitting tobacco and switching over to vaping.  I haven’t had a cigarette for the better part of two years now and went from a 2 pack a day habit to zero with vaping, so, I’ve been doing some research on that as well.   I know that there are probably some health issues with vaping and there are reasons not to do it, however, I would much rather have my house and clothes smell like my vapes than cigarette smoke.   Found a shop here in Colorado that has met all of my needs – my needs are pretty simple since I don’t drive much these days – I needed a mail service that wouldn’t cost as much as the product and these folks fit the bill nicely.  

Oh, this is also, Shark Week!!!  I know I am the worst fan for watching anything and everything involving sharks. So, when I haven’t been watching streaming, I’ve been watching Sharks.  I’ll admit that it really does make me homesick for the saltwater and I know that I will probably never set eyes on that much water again in my lifetime, I still love it.   My spouse really isn’t into the water thing and sharks, so, we usually spend this week separated into different parts of the house.  We’ve been married for so many years now that it doesn’t bother us to take a break from each other now and again. 

I’ll probably get back into the routine with World of Warcraft this weekend and try to tell myself that I am not bored out of my gourd with Legion, yet.  I still enjoy the game.  However, this is the first time that I would much rather do something else for a while.  I think you call it burnout after twelve years of playing almost daily. Not to mention, I’m just enjoying myself with other things for the time being in hopes that I can renew my interest in the game.  

July 19th – Family…Sisters are hard to figure out

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

 

July 19th

 

Dear Journal,

There are times when I wonder how or why I spent most of my life trying to raise my two sisters correctly.  Obviously, I wasn’t too successful with Felaran because she had already been turned to serve the Lich King. 

It was a long drawn out process and I spent a very long time looking for her and found her in Outland. Of course, she really didn’t recall her past and she didn’t truly remember me, however, I did convince her to come with me to Dalaran to live.  Her connections to the Lich King had been severed and she had followed a group of other Death Knights to Outland because she didn’t know of anything else to do. Yes, she was a killing machine and a certain part of her will always remain as such, however, she has learned how to control herself over the years.  Her memories have returned and she does remember a lot of the things that happened to her when she was younger.  Some people may not remember that there were times when Death Knights were not welcomed in any of our cities even though they had broken away from the Lich King – people just remembered what they were used for all those years.

What I am concerned about some of the things that have been going on with my youngest sister, Faendra.   She has always had strange obsession with Dawnglory ever since she realized that there were differences between little girls, boys and then, grown men.   I don’t know if it’s psychological thing where she has a fixation on him because of her growing up without our parents.  Sure, he has always been a handsome devil and I think that has a lot to do with it as well as being one of the most charming fellow when it comes to the females of our race.  He was quite the womanizer and I did tell him to stay away from my sisters for that reason – I didn’t want to endanger our friendship and I didn’t want to have my sisters hurt.  I didn’t have to worry about Fel, however, Faendra really has always been a bit of an airhead.

I have tried to arrange a marriage for her and she ran away from home.  So, she ruined her reputation in Silvermoon City and hurt her social standing for a while.  However, enough money in the proper areas and that sort of thing is soon forgotten.  I was trying to make her life easier for her and to try to make her happy with her life and it seems I have utterly failed.  I wanted to give her the life that we would have never had with our parents, they were good people and they were trades people and we never lacked for anything that we needed.  I have been fortunate enough in my life to make some good decisions professionally and in business.

I know that I have told Dawnglory to stop going to the farm in Pandaria and stay in Silvermoon when he’s not in Draenor or up with the rest of us on the Isle.  Since Fae has decided to act rather predatory about him since Romy and the children are still missing, I needed to give the poor man some sort of haven and I’m sure that Agatha will make sure he is comfortable and protected when he is staying at the main house there. 

Now, I need to get in touch with Faendra and find out what she is up too or at least let her know that I know about some of her antics.  I hope that she hasn’t done anything that I can’t fix or at least get some control over.  Part of me wants to buy her out of the Rangers and put her back in Orgrimmar, however, that wouldn’t be fair to the other employees there.  Amyn and I have argued about this.  I must agree with her and let Dawnglory and Fae work this out – they are supposedly both adults.

 

Fnor Morningstar