Archive for June, 2011

The Q&A talked about how DKs much inflict pain on another living creature. Which garnered this response from Verdus:

“perhaps the knights of the ebon blade have a promising future in dentistry.”

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I can see both the frustration at being overwhelmed and the frustration at getting no resistance. Gunny put a very diplomatic face on his post. He said good show to his opponents. He also makes a valid point about how he is not going to stop. When you get a group of people together, you have to keep up the momentum or you lost it.

In truth, it is not Gunny’s responsibility to see that numbers are balanced. His obligation is to his group alone. But that also does not mean that he cannot express his regrets that there is not a sizable response to what he does. There is a great deal of difference between a typical @post and a post saying “thank you guys for following me.”

Now, for a point of reference, I was on my alliance paladin when they hit Stormwind. I was flying toward the portals when I saw shouts in orcish. I looked on my RealID and saw Alanth in an Alliance city. I was all like “WTF” and he was like “If you don’t want trouble, get outta there.” And I said “FLEE!” and I did.

There was no harassment for my choice to flee the scene. There has also been no harassment from my Horde friends for declining most PvP invites lately. I also was involved in Malkavet’s world tour. I helped maintain “operational security” on many of our city raids. I don’t always mesh well with people who run those. What Gunny posted about the type of leadership needed for PvP is right. And I am one ornery bitch, so instead of making a nuisance of myself I sit out and glower. Meh, it happens.

The point of all this is just a suggestion of thinking about your presentation and considering what someone else means when they post. And thinking about what you yourself mean when you post. I am queen of being pissy. And not a single person who has been around me for a longer then a five minute RP roll knows it. And the fact of the matter is that sarcasm doesn’t transfer well over the internet.

Honestly, considering the blow up on other posts today, I expect a lot more vitriol. But I think that a lot of the problems are not from this PvP post, but a collection of irritation that just burst all over the place. So far, I have seen a few people talking about leaving the facebook circle entirely and one person who took a break to keep from feeding the cycle. I am not usually an advocate of taking a step back. I’m usually the person in your face over something I don’t like, but I think that taking a moment to think here might be a good idea.

The constant wrangling on Feathermoon over PvP is not new. We’ve been arguing with each other over PvP since Taren Mill. Since Queue tripping. Since Insurgency of Westfall. Most of the people in this thread have been through all that. PvP can make people crazy. (You ask Ebon about me cursing him out for talking shit about Alliance and storming off of vent) We all need to stop encouraging the cray.

I can’t believe I am saying this. But be excellent to each other. Now that I have dated myself, get the hell off my lawn.

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At least when it comes to writing. There is the stress factor, but some of it is that writing for WoW reminds me of all the things I have lost.

I will never spend an evening on-line drinking with Ysani or Hammaryn again. Writing reminds me that is gone and I think I wrote a few years ago about avoiding what makes me sad.

Fat chicks should not cry.

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I’ve tried to write all week and I have less than two hundred words and a huge headache. Let’s not talk about the growing pile of frustration I feel about it.

It’s times like this that I wonder if this the price I have to pay for feeling healthy and not so sick? I want to scream. This would be bad at work and very hard to explain.

I should also point out that I have had the concentration of a rabid gerbil at work, so it could just as easily be the overwhelming stress.

The plan continues however. I have to try and spend at least a half hour writing every day this week. And do chores.

I just need to get through this week without breaking something.

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I know, not much blogging or writing has been going on.

And the fact that it hasn’t been has me in a vicious cycle of bitterness and doubt.

I have a host of excuses for why I haven’t been writing. I wish I could accurately decide if they were reasons or excuses, but I honestly have no way to tell. I tried to write all during my lunch and my breaks at work and got a measly paragraph done. I am so upset and angry with myself. Also had my first coffee in over a week because I just haven’t been sleeping.

I dunno.

I’ve been writing creatively for most of my life and for the past six months there has been next to nothing. I’m scared and frustrated and angry at myself. I feel like I have failed my friends. Is it my fault that my whole RP crew has pretty much dried up and blown away?

Yeah, today was not a good day.

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