I’m supposed to brag a bit about it, following the rules set up for this meme. Consider it done. If you want to read her motivation you can check out this link.
1. When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows she/he is real.
2. Choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven friends. Show the seven random victims’ names and links and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.
3. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!
1. Spinks at Welcome to Spinksville. It’s so intelligent, interesting, in depth and well written that it’s only a matter of time before she gains a bigger audience and a spot on most blogrolls
2. Elleiras at Fel Fire. She’s sort of a companion to Spinksville, it’s the same genre. Writes about guild management, raiding, motivation and other topics that I love to read about. Amazing.
3. Typhoonandrew. He’s got a special voice of his own, a full of humour and intelligence. He’s not one of the most talked-about-bloggers. But he definitely deserves more attention.
4. Krizzlybear at Frost is the New Black. He clearly needs a little inspiration in his blogging right now. But I don’t award him out if pity, but because he’s an excellent writer – and brave. No topic is too hard for him to try. He can write anything from highly emotional rants to pieces of humour, theorycrafting or fan fiction. Gifted.
5. Dechion at Dechions place. He lets people in under his skin and manages the balance of being personal without falling into just being private. It’s honest, straightforward and very much enjoyable. Just as his simplistic design.
6. Fulguralis at Klilling’em Slowly. He has a mission – to bring hope to the world, stories of inspiration. Only this ambition is worth a mentioning, and he also has a way of ranting that Larísa likes. New blog that deserves attention.
7. Gnomeaggedon. I know I’m a little bit predictable here and that I’ve linked him a ton of times, but I also have to follow my heart in making those appointments. He's got a special place there. He makes me laugh. As long as there’s a Gnomeaggedon around, I feel that there’s hope for the world, even though he claims it’s close to its end.
… and a special mentioning to Kromus at Stories from the Nether. He’s a guildie of mine and recently started a blog of his own. He hasn’t written so many posts yet, so I guess I can’t give him an award. But I’ve got an instinct for spotting talents and I know Kromus has it. I just hope he’ll get hooked. /waving to Kromus.
Now it’s time for some honesty. HP was honest about RL stuff, but I think I’ll stick to WoW. I tend to do those confessions all the time on my blog, so some of it is probably well known already. Anyway: here are some truths about Larísa:
- I’m not an experienced kiter. There has never been any need for it. I remember kiting the bird in Magisters Terrace. But that was the exception. The other day I was suddenly asked to kite slime in Naxx. “OK” I said. It wasn’t the right moment to be honest about my lack of experience. So I threw some spells and ran off. Nuked again and ran off. It worked. I don’t know if it was because I kited correctly or if the raid just was OP though. I really should go training it for a while. It’s basic skill for a mage.
- I’ve never won a duel to another player at the same level as me. On the other hand, the occasions I’ve been duelling can probably be counted on my fingers.
- I haven’t run Auctioneer for ages. I just can’t bare myself to deal with it, it’s so utterly boring. I’m rather poor than spending loads of time on that.
- I don’t follow the development of the patchnotes of 3.1. I bide my time and wait for the think tank at EJ to make up their minds. Then I look for the sticky summery posts and just read the conclusions right before the patch is about to arrive.
- I consider human females ugly. I’d rather play a troll than one of those. The human males aren’t too handsome either. I’ve got a phobia for humans.
- I used to think that gnome males were ugly too, but I’ve changed my mind for some reason. Brain wash, mind control or pure gnomish hormones?
- I keep getting lost, not only in huge dungeons as BRD, but also in the tiny non-instanced caves where you sometimes go while questing. They come in a few standard models, but I haven’t yet been able to memorize a single one. The only cave I don’t get lost in is the kind that’s just a single whole in the wall.
- I’ve people on my friends list that I seriously don’t know who they are. For some reason I can't make myself delete them.
- In spite of my experience as a leader in real life, I’m quite shy in game. I normally don’t take the initiative to make a party because I’m afraid to be turned down. At the age of 41 I’m sometimes turned into an insecure teenager. Strangely enough.
- I’ve blogged for over a year and written almost 300 blogposts. And I’ve still not come around to tell my family about it.
Now bring it on if you feel like it!