Friday, April 3, 2009

Honest Scrap

I've been tagged. Syll over at has seen fit to honor me with this prestigious award. Here are the rules:

1. When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows she/he is real.

2. Choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven friends. Show the seven random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.

3. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!

So here goes: I'd like to thank the academy, Blizzard (I refuse to use the Activision part of their name... oh wait... I just did... d'oh!) for coming out with an exceptionally awesome blog-worthy timesink, my amazing guild: Mythos(H) of Feathermoon US for making me want to get online and socialize each and every night of the week, whether we have a raid scheduled or not. Especially though to my wife, Taura for all her support and understanding of my little habit. And of course, to all the thousands and thousands of you (ok... to both of you) who come to this little corner of the Internet just to read my ramblings. It started just from a need to put my thoughts about the game onto paper and thought the weblog was the perfect medium for that. Who knew at the time that it would lead to such an amazing honor as this?

Blogs I find brilliant in design or content... I wish I could throw the honor back at Syll but that's not how the thing works, so here I go:

1. WoW Insider and their great co-lead blogger... excuse me... senior editor Mike Schramm. Technically a blog, but really more of a news and opinion site pertaining to WoW, this is a one-stop-shop for all things WoW.

2. Teeth and claws is a great feral druid blog that I have been following to get better at using kitty form to its greatest deadly potential.

3. The big bear butt and it's author John Patricelli is another amazing druid blog that has shown me that the greatest use of one's face is to absorb damage.

Man... I have entered this game late and everyone I want to tag has already been tagged by others!

4 through 7. As a last notation, I want to acknowledge two people whose contributions have shaped the WoW blogging community into what it is today: Phaelia and Big Red Kitty. These two need no introduction and nothing I could say would do them justice anyway. Unfortunately, both are retired from WoW blogging at the moment and I doubt we will get a response from either of them about this award.

Things about myself:

10. I have way too many alts. All my Feathermoon slots are full and I have started working on other servers.

9. I plan vacations and business trips around my tabletop D&D game (among other things)

8. I am a science geek, as well as a sci-fi/fantasy geek. I hold a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and I actually exersize it trying to cure cancer.

7. I am not American. I am Greek (Cypriot), but have lived in the US since December 28th, 1995.

6. I once got so drunk on Mezcal that I was drunk (not hung over. That came later and, oh boy, was it unpleasant) for two full days.

5. American (U.S.) politics annoy the crap out of me.

4. I levelled my main toon, Runningelk, 1-60 as restoration because I had no clue what else was possible. Then I raided as feral, levelled to 70 as feral, raided Kara as feral, went resto for 25-mans, leveled to 80 as feral and resumed my resto role again. I have spent way too much money on respecs, though not as much as some.

3. My WoW habit has killed my baseball habit. I hardly even follow the box scores any more.

2. My wife and I fell in love over Star Wars quotes in a bar. True story...

1. The light of my life is my daughter, Persephone, affectionately dubbed "Crawling Elk" by my guildmates.


Syll said...

ah so nice to read a bit more about you, Elk! Mezcal, D&D and Star Wars, eh? lol!!! sounds lethal but since you lived through it all, it must have built great character!

Lorangriel said...

I still remember the Mezcal thing and shudder. As for the D&D and Star Wars... what can I say: I'm a geek.