5 Fandom Friday: My Must See List of Halloween Movies

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As I wrote in my previous post about Halloween costumes we don’t celebrate Halloween here in Norway and I don’t really have any tradition of watching movies on Halloween either, but if I should choose 5 movies to watch on Halloween, it would be these:

28 Days Later…

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Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary.

28 Weeks Later

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Six months after the rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes to plan.

Zombieland

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A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the last Twinkie, and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Jack Skellington, king of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept.

Alice in Wonderland

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Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen’s reign of terror.

What are your favorite movies to watch on Halloween?

5 Fandom Friday: Characters I’d Love To Dress Up As For Halloween

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Halloween has never been a big thing here in Norway, at least not when I was little, but it’s getting more and more popular every year. I’m not sure if the kids here celebrate it yet by going trick or treating but I know we never did. Though I have been invited to some Halloween parties where we had to dress up. So I think some people celebrate it but I’ve never seen people decorating their houses or garden except if they’re having a party.

I would love to dress up as some of my favorite characters, the only problem is that I don’t know where to get the costumes. I don’t think I’ll be able to make the costumes myself because I’m not that skilled in crafting stuff and I doubt I have the time and patience to do it. I guess one can find anything on the internet, but I don’t think it’s worth to spend a lot of money on an expensive costume I’ll use once or twice because when can I dress up except for Halloween?

But, if I could choose any five characters to dress up as it would be these:

 

Moonkin

1. Moonkin: I would love to dress up as a moonkin because they look funny and everyone likes a big feathery owl.

Jawas

2. Jawa: The jawas are actually one of my favorite races from Star Wars. They seem so mystical with their hoods, glowing eyes and weird language but I think they’re awesome so I would definitely dress up as a jawa.

Arya Stark

3. Arya Stark: My favorite character from Game of Thrones, both the show and the books. I like her because she’s not a typical girl and she’s smart and brave. I think I would have been like her if I lived in that world.

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4. Link: I’ve always wanted to dress up as Link because he was my favorite character when I was younger.

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5. A witch from Harry Potter: Not necessarily Hermione, but inspired by her and what she wears in the movies.

 

Which characters would you dress up as for Halloween?

Flapping Owl

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I finally got my hands on Glyph of the Flapping Owl on the beta! This video was uploaded to YouTube a few weeks ago and I sent the uploader a message to ask where I could get the glyph and I got the name of a player who could craft the glyph. I sent an in-game mail to the player and got a glyph in return the next day. Thank you!

I’ve been wanting to try out this glyph since I first heard about it. The ability “fly” in moonkin form, either as a slowfall or fly a short distance (more of a leap), is something I’ve been wanting for years now so I can’t wait for it to go live in Warlords of Draenor!

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It’s a minor glyph which teaches you the ability Flap. “You flap your wings, slowing your falling speed”. It’s channeled, and you can press it over and over again as it’s about to run out and you can flap around forever. It even works on the ground and it looks like you’re flying.

This glyph is exclusive with Glyph of the Stars, so you can’t use both of them at the same time. You need inscription and at least 600 skill to learn the glyph through Research: Warbinder’s Ink but a scribe who discovered the recipe can sell it to other scribes who can learn to craft it with 295 skill.

A must have for all balance druids, right?

Portal to Everbloom

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If you play Alliance you might have noticed something new in Stormwind or more precisely right outside the Mage Quarter in Stormwind. I think it was added in the 6.0.2 patch, but it has been on the beta for a while now, I just haven’t noticed it before because I rarely play Alliance. I was just flapping around on my moonkin when I saw it. A big portal that instantly made me think of the Emerald Dream so I got very excited, but then I saw the purple tents that must belong to the Kirin Tor. I searched for it on the net and found this on Wowpedia:

The Kirin Tor expedition was sent to establish presence within the overgrowths of Gorgrond and create an alternate access point to Draenor since the Dark Portal was shut down, but all contact with the mages of the Violet Bluff was lost after they were overrun by the forces of Primals, led by a fearsome genesaur named Yalnu. Archmage Sol’s brain has been infested by spores that turned her and most of the expedition against their allies, and a portal link to a Kirin Tor camp located at the outskirts of Stormwind City is still active, attracting the fearsome genesaur and his underlings towards Azeroth, where they can spread unchecked without their eternal enemies, the Breakers opposing them.

So this is the portal to the new Warlords of Draenor 5-man dungeon The Everbloom. I didn’t know that so I thought I’d write a small post about it just in case anyone else was wondering.

 

Lysithea of the Black Harvest

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I never thought I would do this on my warlock, Lysithea, because it’s not exactly one of my most played character. To be honest I haven’t played it since I leveled it up to 90 months ago. But when I read that you will be awarded a title and a Feat of Strength achievement I thought that I might want to get that for my warlock in case I want to play it more in Warlords of Draenor.

So I decided to get it done and bought the Sealed Tome of the Lost Legion on the auction house. The only problem was my warlocks horrible gear. I don’t remember the exact item level right but it might have been around 470 as I had the blue crafted PvP set and some other pieces of blue gear I found on the auction house. I didn’t have a lot of time to run LFR to gear up so I spent some gold and bought some pieces of gear at the auction house along with the best gems and enchants which increased my item level to 495 which should be good enough to complete the quests, the scenario and defeat the boss.

The quest chain was very interesting so I’m glad I decided to do it. The scenario was a bit challenging because I didn’t remember how to play a warlock and I didn’t read up on how to do the scenario before I went in. But I got some help from my boyfriend who had already had completed it on his warlock.

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Have you completed it on your warlock?

Troll or tauren

Male tauren and female troll, new models in Warlords of Draenor

Male tauren and female troll in WoD

I’m trying to decide which race I want my druid to be in Warlords of Draenor. It stands between female troll and male tauren. My druid was a male tauren before so it won’t be that much of a change for me going back to tauren. I race changed to troll when trolls got to be druids because I wanted to be an orange moonkin and because my guild thought the racial skill Berserking was very important.

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My druid before the patch

But I’ve been thinking about changing back for a while now but I wanted to see what the new race models looked like before I decided. We got to see the tauren very early and I thought they looked amazing so I was very excited to see the new troll model but I think I had too high expectations because I was actually a bit disappointed. Right now I don’t really remember why, maybe because I’ve got used to them. But I think I hoped they would look more like the troll models from Isle of Thunder and Throne of Thunder, like High Priestess Mar’li. And I really hoped they would make them be able to wear shoes so I don’t have to see their ugly feet with the heel toenail all the time.

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High Priestess Mar’li

I’ve tested both races on the beta and right now I’m leaning toward male tauren because I think they look the best. They’re big, their emotes and facial expressions are good and every piece of armor will look amazing on them. But I’ll wait till the patch and try it out a little bit more before I decide.

Which race do you think I should choose? Are you planning to race change any of your characters?