Strawman

Strawman

5-21-15

The first sound you hear, after the silence breaks

A heart beating, once torn apart

Or maybe a scream, muffled and raspy

Is this all a dream, am I even awake?

The chill of the night comes calling

My bones are tired and weary

My head’s all tired of the lies

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven

We all play games, we wish we didn’t

Five, four, three, two, three, two, one

You’re standing here but you are gone

The first voice you hear, when you awake

Is not native to your surroundings

There are images repressed, regrets notwithstanding

Is this my fantasy? It seems surreal

The glow of the morning, not quite cheery

I see the faces, now old and tired

The lines of battle are tight and drawn

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven

We all play games, we wish we didn’t

Five, four, three, two, three, two, one

You’re standing here but you are gone

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Flipped

Flipped

5-21-15

Ended up with my back stuck to the wall

Looking for a friend, felt pretty small

I know where they¬† are, but they can’t be found

Stabbed in the back, when I was turned around

I was wrong or maybe I was right

Words get tossed and there’s a fight

I needed some backup, I just needed a friend

Instead I got blindsided and feelings got bent

Spinning sideways, spiraling down

This is not the way it should happen, you’re not around

Fell parallel to the ground

I want to scream, want to yell, but I don’t make a sound

Everything’s flipped and I don’t have a clue, who, who?

Rewrite the script, damn the drama, It’s coming unglued

Ain’t no church mouse, I’m more like a bear

I’ve got my flaws, and plenty to share

I talk a big game and push comes to shove

Friends to the end, faith, loyalty, love

I thought I could trust it, and ended up wrong

Hung out to dry, a fool all along

I might forgive you, but I rarely forget

You’ll have to work now to regain lost respect

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How much gold do you accumulate from 1-90?

I have these ideas and plans while leveling. My current thing is seeing how far I can level by just exploring. It’s hindered a little because I am on a trial account right now, so I can’t send myself any cash so I can take Flightpaths.

Lockholiday in Lakeshire

Lockholiday early on in his journey to 80.

So while doing this, I have plenty time to contemplate my place in life and Azeroth. Listening to some really great music by the way–Plutoniates. Anyways, the thought has crept into my brain before, and I am going to work on this as soon as I get back on my paid account: How much gold do we accumulate just from questing 1-90? I want to know. There will be some minor expenses, like initial training of cooking/fishing so I can do those dailies. I will take out some gold for riding and flight too.

Some of it will be a little RNG based on drops from killing, which will be vendored. All quest items that I do not use will be vendored as well.

At level 45 I am sitting at 38g. I did purchase journeyman riding for the revered discount, which set me back about 38-40g.

At level 80 I am at 1,888 gold. This is minus Outland and Cold weather flying. I did not purchase Azeroth flying. Which sucks because I keep falling down on my Hearthsteed when I come out of the mage tower. Every. Stinking. Time. Keep in mind there were some nerfs made to gold and experience when patch 6.02 dropped. I did most of my leveling from 70-80 after that. I am also switching over to my warrior and shelfing the dwarven warlock I was so happily leveling thus far. Still contemplating if I will retire and/or delete him.

Lockholiday in Dalaran

Lockholiday in Dalaran, retired. For now.

I missed out on some gold from rewards because I put on a couple levels doing holiday quests. So, I got the gold from the quests, but missed out on hundreds of gold from vendoring quest rewards.

The final tally: 5,520 gold. This is minus the expenses I listed above. I did purchase 280% flying but I paid for that with an alt. Figured it was easier to keep track of that way.

So you can reasonably expect to have over 5k gold when you hit level 90, even with a few expenses. Now it’s time to clear the slate and see how much you get from leveling 90 to 100. Stay tuned!

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Why you should play Hearthstone

I started out being curious, sure, I wanted the mount you could use in Warcraft. That was priority number one. I liked the art. I liked the vibe of the game. I quickly found out that it was fun. Really fun. This is the number one reason why you should play.

hallows end card

You might have missed the Hallow’s End cardback, but this is an example of the beauty and detail put into the cards.

For writing purposes, I wish I could go back and start it up from scratch. It’s been over a year now and the memories are kind of fuzzy. Like everyone, I leveled up my mage, and I unlocked all the class cards. I then unlocked all the classes. One by one. I got to know how they worked. I think this makes it a little easier to understand the strategy and anticipate attacks.

The mage is still one of my favorite classes to play. The spells are quite powerful. The damage it can do in just a few rounds is impressive.

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You play the Innkeeper in the beginning until you unlock enough of your class cards to take on a human opponent.

I like getting into all the classes though. Making different decks. It’s not all about wins and losses to me. It’s about the experimenting with cards. Pulling off stunning combos. My new favorite deck is a mage deck based around the Flamewaker. It’s not the most powerful deck and it surely doesn’t win all the time, but when it hits, it’s a thing of beauty.

So why should you play? What if you don’t even like Warcraft or know the lore? Who cares? Hearthstone is a great stand-alone game. It has an expansion and two Adventure campaigns. No better time than now to sink your teeth into it.

Naxxramas cleared!

You can run one of two Player vs Environment adventures like Curse of Naxxramas to unlock more cards. This can be bought with cash or in-game gold.

How much does it cost to get started? Hearthstone is free to play. I haven’t spent one cent on it. I was tempted to pre-order Blackrock Mountain for the cardback, but I had gold saved up, so I used that.

If you like strategic card games like Yu-Gi-Oh! or Magic: the Gathering, or even if you have never tried them, you should give Hearthstone a spin. It’s free to play; you can even play it on your phone now!

Related: My way: Hearthstone

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A promise to a king

A promise to a king

5-16-15

I made a promise unto a king

A simple commitment

That I’d solemnly keep

I’m not sure I’ve kept it

As well as I should

He deserves better

My best if I could

I’ll start this journey

Of 1000 steps

With a small tumble

I’m far from my best

But I made the promise

And I’ll take the blame

I’ll sacrifice freedom,

Fortune and fame

Lay down my weapons

Lift up my head

Pray to the heavens

Bury the dead

love one another

As much as you can

Brother and sister

Woman and man

We’ll live forever

Under the sun

Kingdom of angels

Victorious ones

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Radio Games

Radio Games

4-2-01

I don’t have a lot of money

I don’t have a lot of friends

I don’t have a personality

And that’s where it ends

So you hear me in the morning

On your F.M. dial

It’s funny how I don’t say

A thing worthwhile

But I call for…Radio, radio

Radio games

Keeping my life a little bit insane

Radio, radio

Radio games

I can only win a prize

Once in 30 days

So I call the other stations

And that’s how I play

You think I would do it

For the love of life

But it’s just my pathetic

Waste of time

So I call for…Radio, radio

Radio games

Keeping my life a little bit insane

Radio, radio

Radio games

Hoping that the ratings

Climb into the sky

Something really stinks

And it’s drawing flies

The programs are stale

And the DJs suck

But my soul spins ’round

For the almighty buck

And I call for…Radio, radio

Radio games

Keeping my life a little bit insane

Radio, radio

Radio games

I found me a station

That I like to play

But they pulled it off the air

Now it’s gone away

They didn’t have a contest

To keep things in line

I guess the music doesn’t matter

So the music dies

And I’m stuck with…

Radio, radio

Radio games

Keeping my life a little bit insane

Radio, radio

Radio games

 

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Evil Charm

Evil Charm

8-5-99

Hey girl don’t lie to me, when you walk that way I know what’s on your mind.

Flash that smile and shake that (yeah), the flirtatious sort leaves no questions asked.

And then you come around acting like you don’t know what’s going on.

But I’ve got something to say:

I got the hookup you got the sugar, let’s get it on.

We go together better than ever, let’s get it on.

Hey girl don’t play with me, when you talk like that I know what’s going down.

You tie your hair seductively, stretch those arms and then you arch your back.

Then you come around acting like you don’t have that evil charm.

But I’ve seen it all before…

I got the hookup you got the sugar, let’s get it on.

We go together better than ever, let’s get it on.

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