Be my muse

When I agreed to write stuff for Hammer of WAR online, and decided to do a column about alts, I thought I would never run dry. Sadly, this week I am without a scintilla, nay even iota, of inspiration. (If you actually know which of an iota or a scintilla is smaller, shut up.)

I have too much other stuff on my mind — work and the usual RL gubbins, but mostly that death in the family which is still having weird ripple effects and has made it really hard to concentrate lately. I thought a week was going to be decently long to grieve, but I guess we can’t schedule these things as neatly as we’d like.

It’s possible that bemoaning my lack of inspiration will either trigger said inspiration (it being perverse that way) or prompt one of you fine readers to suggest something. (Something printable, that is.)

I’ll tell you what else, I sure picked the wrong week to quit being negative. Maybe equally perversely, I have, predictably perhaps, found myself mild-to-moderately irritated by everything, and even frothingly infuriated by a few specific things that don’t really deserve it. The world has offended me this week. (I know, it’s not the world, it’s me. But if the easiest psychological explanation also serves — that I’m mad about the loss of my grandad — then there isn’t a whole lot I can do about it but wait for it to pass.)


Halp! Sausage fingers ate my blog!

br3ntbr0 of Wall of Text fame has lost his blog! Send happy intarwebs thoughts and prayery things. I am praying especially hard because his site was a good 50% of my incoming traffic. Oh yeah, and the content was pretty good too. 😉 — Ooo, as of this writing, the formatting has been restored from the default blogger stuff, so maybe he’s on his way to getting his blog back. Fingers crossed for ya, br3ntbr0!

Fame, fame at last!

I’ve been asked to contribute to Hammer of War Online, along with several other members of the CoW herd and blog luminaries far brighter than I. I am immensely flattered. I am also quietly peeing my pants in terror. Blathering on a blog is one thing – doing it for semi-real? Gah! I did submit the first article this morning though. I am going to be an authority on Itemisation in WAR! — yeah, that’s a lie. You’ll just have to read it and see. It comes out… sometime next week I guess? I’ll keep ya posted.

Work ate my free time

I’m perverse. When I have work to do, I REALLY want to play. When I have hours of free time ahead of me, I bimble around the house doing odd chores and thinking I should log on. It’s not that I’m not enjoying WAR — au contraire, mon frère, maybe I’m enjoying WAR too much. I don’t want to get MMO-addicted again; you know, the one where you forget to eat, sleep, and seriously consider buying a catheter.

Also, watching everyone level around me and being usually the lowest level person on in the guild is making me strangely prickly. I don’t WANT to have to level fast, and I don’t like the self-imposed pressure to do so. So… I’m taking things deliberately (you might say “contrary” but I won’t) slowly and not always logging in when I want to. I have no beef with anyone else’s levelling pace, but I don’t want to get dragged along in the wake.

In any case I have a crapton (metric, I’m French you know) of work to do, so while I have time to rabbit about nothing here, I don’t have time to log on and do anything in game. C’est la vie, cherie.