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?

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?

Complete Challenge Mode, check!

We finally got it done this week! My boyfriend and I looked for a group that sold boosts for quite some time because we had never done any of the challenge modes and we never had anyone to do them with. So we thought it would be easier and we would save a lot of time and stress by just paying someone to drag us through it. We found three friendly Swedes in Consilium, the guild we’re social in on Kazzak, who only wanted 60 000 gold per character if we wanted to boost two characters each. That was perfect for us because my boyfriend wanted to boost his death knight and druid, and I wanted to boost my shaman and druid.

It went very smoothly, no real wipes and not many deaths. We did one run on Sunday and one on Thursday, it took around 2-3 hours to complete each run. We were extra careful not to do anything wrong but the boosters knew exactly what to do and where to go, so we just followed them and did as they said.

I’m so happy with my new transmogs on both my druid and shaman and the mounts!

Which characters have you completed the Challenge Modes on?

5 Fandom Friday: Geeky Clothing Items I Need In My Closet Immediately

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I don’t own any geeky clothing items but I there are hundreds of items out there that I would like to buy some day. It’s hard to pick five that I want more than the rest because there are so many awesome items I wish I had. But here are five I items I really want.

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Winter Is Coming Hoodie – I love hoodies, Game of Thrones and house Stark
Darth Vader Dress – Simple but still cool and I could wear it as a costume or everyday casual
Harry Potter Solemnly Swear Top – From the Marauder’s Map which I definitely would get my hands on if I went to Hogwarts, but I’m not so this top will have to do
The Legend Of Zelda Ocarina Of Time – Link and Sheik playing together in Ocarina of Time
Boba Fett Hoodie – This has been on my wish list for a very long time because it’s Boba Fett and it has a hoodie you can zip up and still look through!

Do you have any geeky clothing items?

5 Fandom Friday: Gateway Fandoms That Made Me Who I Am Today

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I know we’re supposed to post this on a Friday and everyone else posted this first post last Friday, but I read about it a few days ago and it took me a while to finish this post, so my post is a bit late. I will try to post the next topics on the Fridays as supposed.

 

Harry Potter

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I might have been 10 or 11 years old the first time I heard about Harry Potter. It was at a sleepover at my cousin’s that his mom read a chapter of a book she had read for him every evening. I remember laying in bed and listening to her read about the three-headed dog, Fluffy, and how Harry, Ron and Hermione had to get past it to get to the philosopher’s stone. It got me so interested and I had to know the whole story, so I got my hands on the book and read it. After that I was so hooked on Harry Potter that I wanted to buy everything Harry Potter themed that I saw in the stores. I had a Harry Potter pencil-case with Harry Potter content like pencils, ruler and eraser and Harry Potter posters on my walls. They sold Harry Potter cookies, chocolate frogs with cards, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, candy wands and much more which I just had to buy. I went to watch the first movie in the cinema and bought it on VHS so I could watch it over again.

I read all the books as soon as they were released and watched all the movies in the cinema. I got the books as audio books a few years ago because I traveled a lot and wanted something to listen to besides music. I still got the audio books on my iPhone and I listen to them whenever I’m bored, when walking home, on the bus, train or if I have trouble falling asleep. Listening to the Harry Potter books always make me entertained and relaxed and I can’t imagine that I’ll ever stop listening to them. It’s also a tradition for me to watch the Harry Potter movies every Christmas.

World of Warcraft

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I started playing WoW in 2007 because some friends played it and they kept talking about it all the time so I wanted to see what it was all about. So I bought the first game and created my first character, a male tauren warrior called Syrcorax. I loved how I could run around in a big world and explore every corner of the map. There was so much to see and so much to do. Everything was new and I was a total noob, but I had so much fun. I joined a raiding guild at level 70 and started raiding Karazhan. Since then raiding was my passion and I didn’t stop until 2013.

I’m still playing but not as much as before, just very casual, and I will continue to play as long as I enjoy it. I want to learn more about the lore, follow the story and see how it progresses through future patches and expansions. Explore new worlds and see new content until it all ends. If it hadn’t been for WoW I would never have started this blog and I would never have met my boyfriend. So I can’t even imagine how my life would have been now if I never started playing.

Narnia

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I don’t even remember the first time I heard about Narnia, but I might have been between 5 and 8 years old when someone read the books for me. Around the same time the Norwegian TV channel NRK had a kids TV show called Julemorgen every morning during the Christmas holidays. They sent one episode of the BBC-produced TV series The Chronicles of Narnia every day during Christmas, and every Christmas for several years. I remember watching it every day and every year. It was such a magical story, the greatest adventure I knew of and I loved it so much.

I was ever so happy when I read that they were making new Narnia movies though I at first was afraid they would ruin the great legacy C.S. Lewis left us, but I was pleasantly surprised when I watched the movies in the cinema because they were so amazing and perfectly made! I still watch them every Christmas.

His Dark Materials

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His Dark Materials is a fantasy trilogy by Philip Pullman. The books are called Northern Lights (also known as The Golden Compass), The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. I don’t remember how I first heard about these books but I think I borrowed them at the local library. The main characters in the books are Lyra Belacqua and Will Parry. Lyra is from a world where people have daemons which is a physical manifestation of a person’s soul, in an animal form that reflects the person’s character. Will is from a world like the one we live in, without daemons, but otherwise very similar to Lyra’s world. We follow Lyra and Will as they travel through a series of parallel universes where they meet witches, armored polar bears, ghosts and angels.

These books are some of my all time favorite books because the story is so deep and the characters are so real that I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the story and the different topics in the books even after I finished reading. I love how the books lead you through some of the biggest questions in life, in science, philosophy, religion and history. It makes you look at the world around you and think that maybe things are different from what they seem. I think I’ve read the books three times and I might read them again soon.

The movie The Golden Compass is based on the first book. It’s a pretty good movie, but of course the book is so much better! Also the movie is more like a family or children’s movie, while the book is more suitable for young adults or older adults. I would love to see the two other books as movies but I doubt it will happen anytime soon. Maybe someone will pick it up again some day and make three amazing movies as they should be.

Nintendo 64, Zelda and Banjo-Kazooie

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I think I was 9 years old when I got my Nintendo 64. I had been looking at it in the local toy store and told my mom I wanted it for my birthday. Then one day when I was at a friend’s house across the street my mom came over and told me she was just going to the store to buy something and she would be back soon. A little while later she came over again and told me I had to come home because she had something for me. We went home and this big wrapped package lay on the coffee table. I had no idea what it could be but I unwrapped it and there it was: A Nintendo 64 with Banjo-Kazooie. It wasn’t even my birthday. I was so happy!

My mom and I played a lot together. First Banjo-Kazooie, later The Legend of Zelda, Mario Party and plenty of other games. She helped me understand the games because they were all in English, and she even helped me through the scary parts in Zelda, like the well, the Shadow Temple and the Forest Temple where there were enemies like the Redead, Wallmasters and the miniboss Dead Hand. These games mean a lot to me because they were my first games and they got me interested in adventure games. I’ve bought all the Nintendo consoles and all the Zelda games since, sadly I haven’t got the Wii U yet but I will buy it as soon as the Zelda game is released.

 

What are your fandoms that made you who you are today?