5 Fandom Friday: 5 Nerdiest Things You’ve Ever Done

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This week it’s all about the nerdiest things you’ve done! I don’t think I’ve done that many nerdy things compared to others. But some might be a bit nerdy, what do you think?

1. I have been to several World of Warcraft midnight releases to buy the Collector’s Edition which I preordered

2. Pulled all nighters and taken time off work/school to play new content

3. Attended guild meetings in a different country

4. I have driven across Hardangervidda on a cold and snowy November day to watch some of my favorite bands play

5. Started this blog :)

What’s the nerdiest thing you’ve ever done?

5 Fandom Friday: Your 5 Most Binge Worthy Shows

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5 Fandom Friday is a new community building project created The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick. Read more about it and how to join here.

This friday it’s all about the most binge worthy shows. It’s hard to pick only five cause there are so many shows I could watch for hours and hours, season after season. But these have to be my top five.

Game of Thrones

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I think I started watching Game of Thrones when season 2 was about to start. I had never heard about it before but I had friends who told me it was great so I sat down and watched the whole first season and I was hooked. Been watching it since then and I’ve read the books.

The Walking Dead

Started watching The Walking Dead when it premiered. I’m very interested in apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic movies so I was very excited to see how this show would play out and I wasn’t disappointed. Been watching since.

Grimm

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I don’t remember when I started watching Grimm but I think the first season might have been out or at least some episodes. I admit I was a bit unsure about it at first but it got more and more interesting as I watched and the story progressed. The last season has been amazing.

Breaking Bad

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Everyone had great things to say about this show so I had very high expectations when I started watching. It was hard to take a break from the show when I knew the whole show was completed and everything I had to do was just watch it. It was so thrilling and exciting.

Sherlock

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It’s been a while since I watched this show now, but I’ve watched everything so far and I can’t wait for the next season to start.

 

Other shows worth to mention:

  • Elementary
  • The Blacklist
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • True Detective
  • Fargo
  • Dexter

5 Fandom Friday: Favorite Fictional Moms

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5 Fandom Friday is a new community building project created The Nerdy Girlie and SuperSpaceChick. Read more about it and how to join here.

The first fandom this month is about our top five fictional moms.

Molly Weasley

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She had seven children and quickly took Harry Potter under her wing and she’s been like a mother to him. Molly proves she would do anything to protect her children in the Battle for Hogwarts when she kills Bellatrix Lestrange who was trying to kill Molly’s only daughter Ginny.

Daenerys Targaryen

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Mother of dragons, she talks about her dragons as they were her children and as the dragons grow stronger and fiercer she still cares about them even though she has trouble controlling them. The slaves of Yunkai called her Mhysa which means mother when she freed them from slavery. She really cares about her people.

Lily Potter

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Sacrificed herself to save her son’s life.

Catelyn Stark

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She loves her children and husband. If you’ve read the books then you know what she’s does to revenge them.

Mary Cooper

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Sheldon Cooper’s mom is the only one who can control him and the only person he will really listen to.

Looking for a reason to log in

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Earlier this week Blizzard Watch posted a breakfast topic called When’s it time to walk away from a game? which made me think a lot about how little I’ve played WoW recently. Right now I don’t remember when I last logged in, it might have been a week ago or maybe more. The last thing I did was to buy a WoW Token for gold and cancel my subscription because I don’t want to pay real money anymore when I so much gold.

I think there are several reasons to why I don’t play WoW that much anymore. One reason is that I don’t have a guild. The guild I was a social member in stopped raiding so almost everyone left and it went to quiet, there were rarely anyone online. My boyfriend and I went looking for a new guild and we found one but it doesn’t seem like a lot’s going on there either. We were online a lot at first when we joined but there were never more than five or so online and it didn’t look like they got any raids together. We haven’t been online in a while now so I’m not sure how it’s now and I don’t feel like we’ve given them a good chance.

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Another reason to why I don’t play so much is that I don’t think there is a lot of fun things to do in-game anymore. I got tired of looking for a rated battleground team in Looking For Group every time I wanted to do some rated battlegrounds and I finished my Nemesis quests in Ashran only to discover that I had totally forgotten about the Highmaul Coliseum which you have to do to get 100 kills or a win if you are to get the Warlord of Draenor title which I wanted. I haven’t played the coliseum yet but I watched my boyfriend do it and I didn’t like how you’re in a raid with everyone there and they can put up mage portals before the match start so you accidentally click them and get ported out from the match, talk to each other before the match starts or how people can group up if they know each other, use some kind of voice chat and easily just kill those not in the team and then let one of their players win. I guess I’ll go back and do it sooner or later, but not right now.

I think Warlords of Draenor is a good expansion and I’ve had a lot of fun leveling my characters, doing everything there is to do in my garrison, exploring, learning about the lore, battling in Ashran and battlegrounds it’s just that I don’t find it that fun anymore and I can’t find anything I really want to do. But there are plenty of things I could do that I haven’t done yet in Draenor or even more things I could go back to previous expansions and do. Like collect new pets, go fishing, finally finish the celestial tournament, kill bosses for mounts, get some new transmog gear or take my first step into Blackrock Foundry. But I just don’t feel like doing any of those things so I don’t want to do it just to do it, just to do something, I want to wait until I really want to and then do it.

It feels like it’s time for a small break, not like I’m going to quit and don’t know when I’m coming back, but just do as I do right now, play less, log in when I want to and play other games as well. I think it would help a lot if I had a guild to play with, that’s what I miss the most.

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I installed Diablo III last week. Haven’t played it since last fall before the release of Warlords of Draenor but I played a lot before that. I read up on seasons and created my first seasonal character, a wizard which is level 70 now. I already have a normal wizard at level 70 but I wanted to start from the beginning and relearn it, and I’ll do the same with a demon hunter which is my second favorite class. My boyfriend started playing again as well, so we play together which is really fun because it’s been a while since we played anything together.

I think I’ll just continue to play Diablo for a while and maybe some old games, maybe look for a guild and wait for the day I really want to play again and find a reason to login.

Do you still play WoW regularly or are you struggling to find a reason to log in?

Screenshots from Draenor

Draenor is a beautiful place with many different zones which all have something unique you want to capture a picture of either it be the fall colored trees in Talador, windswept and snow-covered fields in Frostfire Ridge, the galactic sky in Shadowmoon Valley or the moons which are visible in every zone. I have taken around 1000 screenshots in Draenor and here are some of my favorites.

Which zone or area in Draenor is your favorite?

Liebstered!

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The Liebster Award is back! It’s been almost a year since I was nominated for the first time and wrote my first Liebster post which you can find here.

This time I’ve been nominated by Dragonray of Azerothian Life.


About the Liebster Award

General info (from Wording Well)

  • This award exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers
  • It has German origins – the word “liebster” has several definitions: Dearest, darling, beloved, sweetheart
  • It follows similar principles as a chain letter, in the sense that it should be passed forward to a certain number of people
  • It can be misconstrued, depending upon your personal views, as either something wonderful (who doesn’t like awards?) or as an annoyance (a chain letter that involves work)
  • The choice lies within each of us to accept it, and continue paying it forward or to refuse to accept it, thereby stopping or interrupting the chain. However, if you stop the chain, you are only hurting yourself
  • Personal views play an important part in our choice to participate. Some people have refused to accept it and have made attempts to “break the chain”. There have been many people who have been nominated, yet refused to accept it, and now their blogs have been abandoned
  • Variations have been made over time to the “rules”
  • Marketing plays a role in accepting this award, as other bloggers are promoted
  • Other awards are a part of the whole “meme“. These include “One Lovely Blog Award”, the “Sunshine Blog Award” and the “Versatile Writer Award”

Rules

  1. Write a blog post about the Liebster Award
  2. Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog
  3. Display the award on your blog
  4. Answer the eleven questions that the blogger who nominated you gives you
  5. Give eleven random facts about yourself
  6. Nominate five blogs that you think deserve the award
  7. Create eleven questions for them to answer
  8. List the rules in your post
  9. Inform the bloggers that they’ve been nominated and provide them the link to your post

Questions from Dragonray

1. If you could live anywhere in the world would it be where you are now, if not where?
I don’t want to move away from my family and friends here in Norway but it I could move and they would follow so I didn’t have to worry about that, then I would probably move to California or Sydney because I’m tired of the cold weather we got here and I would like to live someplace where it’s warmer all year around. Also the language wouldn’t be a problem because they speak English and I think there are more school and work opportunities there than here.

2. What do you order for your last meal, which can consist of any food you want?
Pinnekjøtt with puréed swede (rutabaga) and potatoes! Norwegian Christmas dinner!

3. Do you prefer chocolate, vanilla or strawberry?
Chocolate, can’t live without it!

4. You are stuck in a burning building, do you save your friend or the 1000 strangers?
If I was stuck in a burning building for real and I knew my friend was there somewhere, I would definitely go looking for him/her. But I would of course try to save as many strangers as I could while looking for my friend, and if I saved my friend and I could still save more strangers, then I would do that.

5. What do you do outside of Azeroth to relax?
I like to watch TV series and movies.

6. If you could live in any area of the game where would it be?
It’s hard to pick one place cause there are so many great ones. But maybe Mulgore and Thunder Bluff because I’ve always loved the taurens because they are so peaceful and kind.

7. What profession would you learn in real life from the game and why?
Maybe tailoring because then I could make my own clothes.

8. Who would you want to meet that is currently alive and why?
I want to meet my family from my father’s side, they live in Australia and the Philippines and I’ve never met them.

9. Is there anyone you have grown apart from that you regret?
Yes, a friend. We met when we started school and were best friends till she moved away, we try to keep in touch but it’s hard cause we don’t have a lot in common any more except for the fact that we used to be best friends when we grew up.

10. What is one of your current goals for this year?
Exercise more because I want to get rid of my asthma and get in better shape.

11.  Are you excited about Blizzcon being announced? What news do you want to hear?
Yes, I wish I were going because I’ve never been to BlizzCon but I’ll buy the virtual ticket as I do every year. I want news about the Warcraft movie and the next WoW expansion.

11 random facts about me

  1. I love to read books and I’m currently reading A Song of Ice and Fire: A Dance with Dragons
  2. I work at a day care
  3. I have never smoked a cigarette or used snus
  4. I almost never speak English so I might be terrible at it
  5. I wish I was better at drawing and painting
  6. I’ve never broken any bones
  7. I’m very interested in astronomy
  8. I love sushi
  9. I don’t like to spend money
  10. I could never live my whole life in the city in an apartment because I’m used to having more space and a garden so I want my own house with a big garden and not too close to the neighbors
  11. One of the things I hate most in the world is cruelty to animals

I nominate these blogs

My questions for them

  1. Why did you start this blog?
  2. What is your favorite thing to do in WoW at the moment?
  3. Name three bands/singers that would be in your dream festival lineup?
  4. Where do you find inspiration for the names of your WoW characters?
  5. Which place in the world do you have to visit before you die and why?
  6. What are your hobbies (aside from blogging and WoW)?
  7. What would you like to see in a future WoW expansion?
  8. Where do you see yourself in 20 years?
  9. Would you/do you play WoW with your children? Why/why not?
  10. What is one of your current goals for this year?
  11. If you could have a WoW NPC named after you, what kind of NPC would it be and what would it say/do?