Daily Posts is an almost day-to-day post on random things in my life and posting inspirational/interesting things I found on the internet. I used to do it on my other (personal-ish) blog, but I decided to move it here to add a tang of optimism and loving life here on Wicked Wed. So without further ado, here is the Daily Post!
I haven’t been up to much lately, the first week back to school was pretty frantic. I was trying to switch my courses but I ended up only dropping one. I look forward to my Literature class but already in these three classes I’ve been in, the class seems pretty hardcore already! I hope I survive through this year!
Pushing negativity aside, to those starting the school year, I wish you the best of luck! And those not in school, well I hope you have a great year anyways!
WORD OF THE DAY:
ephemeral: Lasting for a very short amount of time. Usually used to plants: “An ephemeral plant”.
Sentence Example: New words are constantly being coined, some will prove ephemeral, others are here to stay.
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.
SILLIES OF THE DAY:
So now that school is back I have a quite the work load already (it’s only the first week!) and being the lazy butt I am, I have not been updating the blog very much! Ah, I feel very bad, I have had little time to game too (which makes me very sad!) but I will make time for it ASAP.
1) New Games I want to Play
2) Games I look forward to
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
Gears of War 3 (Ahh I love Gears of War, it’s coming out so very soon! Also, female playable characters? Hell yes!)
3) Stuff I’ve been loving/doing
My Toki Doki Bag
My Cute Planner! ❤
Watching K-Dramas (new-found obsession)
Until Next time!
PS. Thanks to everyone that stops by to check out my blog!
Even though I have been living in my province for so long, I know so little of it; heck I barely even know my own neighbourhood! I travel everyday down the same roads to go to the same places. Recently I’ve been taking walks to places I have not touched before, which is pretty amazing! However I want to take it to the next level, if I’m able to just ride all across BC and maybe visit the other provinces of my dear country Canada, I think it’ll be pretty amazing! I just need to find someone crazy enough to do it with me!
Stuff to consider?
Maybe hit the beach?
Visiting the places away from the busy city…
Looking at the night city view out in the open.
Feel the wind.
Lie under the stars.
Links of stuff/news/anything interesting for this week and a bit of rambling from me!
FYI: @ = referring to that person/blog
List of awesome stuff I came across!
–Rare Sand Kitten born, so very cute!
–Bad-ass Female Action Heroes (I totally agree with number 10 Captain Janeway! Ahh the good ol’ days when I watched Star Trek…)
-Reading Jazz Lassie’s post on “Live Life with Meaning?”, it made me remember about the TED talk from Eve Ensler and her quote saying “You have to give to the world the thing that you want the most, in order to fix the broken parts inside of you.” Very inspirational.
I think in a sense in order for something to truly “belong” to you is to give it away, because if it truly is in your heart you won’t be afraid to give it away because you’ll always have it. Physical things in this world will disappear after a while and the possessions we own will mean nothing after death. However things such as love, respect, care, kindness, are priceless and not matter how much you give, it will always exist even after you leave. Indeed there are times when people will take advantage of you when you give them your sincerity (hence heartbreaks and betrayal happens), but even if they hurt you, as long as you hang in there, the priceless traits you didn’t selfishly hide will always stay with you. They will be the ones that lose the sincerity (they will lose your trust and respect, perhaps from others as well), but not you; never lose sincerity no matter what people do (haters will be haters). I don’t think I’m making any sense right now, but I hope I gave a general idea of what I meant! ><
On the not-so bright side
-The London Riot. Really… it puts humanity in shame. However there is this one story of lesson. (I read this article in Chinese so I don’t think I’ll be linking it here!) A young girl (an aspiring singer) joined the riot and she destroyed a police car. Her mother saw her deeds on television and phoned the police that her daughter was the one that demolished the car. When she was interviewed whether she felt remorse for turning her daughter in, she firmly and without hesitation answered “No.” it was because she wanted to teach her daughter a lesson, to tell her what she did was wrong. The girl was brought to justice; sadly this will be added to her criminal record, what will be of her future? If you guys read that, what do you think of the issue?
There is a twitter for “Fat Pikachu”, all the tweets are, “Pikachu” or some variation of it; this Pikachu is constantly is eating/hungry/asking for food! I am charged guilty for following this Cute Yellow Beast! You think he’ll spare me some candy? Sharing is caring after all!
Violet’s Personal Bubble
Just a quick rambling on what happened to me this week!
It’s been pretty lazy just gaming and levelling my toons, but I kind of look forward to next week. Although I have to get a root canal Monday, I get to go shopping with my mom! I haven’t done that in ages, I think it’ll be fun!
I’ve come across a lot of lovely blogs this week and one of my favourite ones is “A Quirky Girl’s Thoughts” I read her posts on shyness and I fell in love with her blog. Her cute email icon makes me want to email her, but I think need something proper to ask before bothering her! As a shy/introverted person (although somehow I manage to be quite crazy at times) I can totally relate.
–I was not able to find Lisa’s balloons, I am very sad :[.
I’ve also learned a few new words from scrabble, which I found pretty cool! Is it just the nerdy-me that likes to play games like Scrabble (even though I suck at it), or are there other people that are secretly in love with that game?
Oh yea, smiling and dancing and singing a song at the top of my lungs around the house is really fun!
I hope everyone had a lovely week and hopefully next week will be a nice fresh new start!
PS. I love this song, it’s been stuck in my head all day!
I think at some point in our lives most of us has wondered why we were given our names and what they mean.
My name is Violet which has the meaning of “a purple flower”, it’s nothing fancy like “Naida” meaning water nymph or “Nancy” meaning grace or favoured by god, but… I still love my name! However it does have a somewhat interesting history. I’ve always wanted a name where the meaning was something cool like “A Female Warrior” or “Strong character”, something like that.
Well to spice things up, I remember a friend of mine had used Urban Dictionary to find the meaning of my name and they were pretty awesome!
(I took the ones I like, there was more of course. I sound like a pretty awesome person eh?)
Of course it’s just some random fun; some of them are pretty funny to read and made no sense at all (some names mentioned pancakes and wild animals…)! However I find it pretty cool to read about what Urban Dictionary has to say about my name.
Have you searched your name on Urban Dictionary? If you haven’t give it a try!
What does your name mean (Urban Dictionary Style)?
Happy with my name,
Virtually you need to be a vampire and since vampires are so in nowadays, you’ll have no problem fitting in with the rest of society with your shining pale white skin and ruby red lips(from all the red energy drinks you’ve downed).
For the full effect, apply more black eye shadow to accentuate your all new sexy panda eyes, that’ll make your co-worker jealous of your amazing beauty sense.
If you have trouble staying awake…
You should prepare a giant mug of coffee or tea (whatever you prefer) and make sure to add a generous amount of sugar into your mug. Having a giant mug is more convenient since you can bring it to your gaming station and reach for it from your comfy chair that’ll you’ll be parking your butt in for the next 72 hours(or longer, it depends how much fuel you prepare beforehand and how persistent you are in staying awake. This will require a lot of willpower and training; ask any other senior Hard core gamer for tips and tricks. However they may already too busy gaming to answer your noobie questions.); it will be inconvenient if you have to, gasp—get out of your chair to restock for food and drinks!
Also in between you may want to throw in some Red Bull/energy drinks, and eats lots and lots of cake or just sweets in general. This will keep your sugar content high and give you a ton of energy. Make sure to never let the sugar rush crash or else you may fall asleep or go into depression. In the long run you may become diabetic, but that is fine as long as you reach your hard core gaming goals tonight!
Let’s face it; you have no time to enter the real world and establish contact with –shudders- other human beings. It’s best to stay in your dark room in the comfort of you cushiony chair with the soft glow of the monitor caressing your skin.
Going out will not only will it wreck your vampire-like look, you will be extremely susceptible to the harsh UV rays your body has come to forget. You don’t want to be someone’s fried dinner right?
The only time you are allowed to leave your basement is when you:
a) Need to get more food
b) Need to get more drinks
c) Need to get more food (yes this is repeated on purpose.)
When going out be sure to bring an umbrella to stop the UV rays, sunglasses, and garlic to ward off any real vampires. They may be fooled by your appearance and mistake you for one of their kind. You may wish to skip the garlic if you want to get some sexy vampire action…
However keep in mind, as a Hard core gamer you must remember you have:
Really, why spend the time buying gifts, sending love notes to your significant other when you could be gaining reputation for your faction in game by killing monsters and doing quests? Which sounds more fun? Do you want to spend countless hours in the mall trying to search for a gift for your significant other may or may not like? The money could be used in cash shops, your subscription fee, or maybe the rent you haven’t paid in about five months (electricity bills are important, otherwise you will have no computer=no internet=no gaming=fail as a hard core gamer).
Any girls you meet online are probably guys pretending to be girls to get your stuff (G.I.R.L= Guy in Real Life). If they are real girls, they are probably just there to manipulate you to grab all your gold and epics. Avoid the female race at all costs, you don’t have time to spend time on a woman just for a little virtual lap dance (FYI, those boobies pixels are fake).
Washroom breaks are long and unnecessary. Remember all the 2L pop bottles you drank all the Pepsi from? Well it is time to give back to Mother Nature and go green… start reusing your items; grab a bunch of bottles and if you ever need to “go”, and proceed to pee in a bottle. When you‘re done, pop on the cap and throw it to the other corner of your room.
Caution: Make sure the lid is shut tight; you won’t have time to clean up any… “spills”.
(Screenshot from the infamous South Park “Make Love not Warcraft” episode!)
Doing these things about may induce symptoms of nausea, massive headaches, vomiting, leg cramps, hand cramps, dry eyes, nerd raging. stress, burnout, and even possibly death.
But it’s all worth it for your shiny new title, glossy virtual trophies, epic gear, achievements, and killing the final boss to a dungeon before the rest of the casual scrubs.
Good luck on your road to being a hard core gamer!
(Or you can always go for a sex robot.)
PS. I hope none of you took it seriously, at all. If you did, kitty-cat disapproves.
So for the past few days I have been spending my time smoking PVP crack in WoW… What I mean is that I’ve been addicted to queuing up for Battlegrounds and demolishing (not really) all the Horde (actually not at all, we lost pretty bad) and healing on my Holy Paladin. Of course pugging any sort of Battelgrounds is always brutal since you’re teamed up with unknown bads and if you’re lucky, sometimes you’ll meet a few good players (sadly in different realms).
Although I have had many BG experiences, the past few days I think I have met just about every annoying trait in groups and in players in pugging BG’s, but I believe there is more out there I have yet to discover.
Here is the trend I found in my times spent in BG’s.
The Annoying Battleground Leader
About the species: “OMG I’M THE BG LEADER AND I’M BETTER THAN ALL OF YOU AND YOU BETTER LISTEN TO MY ORDERS!!!!!!!”
Tip: Bring Aspirin and report spam
Chances of Survival against “The Annoying Battleground Leader”: … Good luck.
About this Species: Found in lower levels or twinked at level 60/70. They are always decked out in the shiniest prettiest gear and bling. They’re also usually rogues (from my experience) and they usually can one shot you, especially in really low levels and against clothies. If you live longer than being one-shotted they’ll probably proceed to stun the shit out of you.
Tip: Approach with caution, never face them alone and always stay a good distance away.
Chances of survival against “The Twink”: Really low (unless you’re one too!)
The Tea Bagger
About the Species: They start humping your face after they kill you.
Tips: Don’t die?
Chances of Survival against “The Tea Baggers”: I assume you are already dead if you face these horrendous creatures.
About the species: The stun the living crap out of you.
Although many people QQ about rogues being OP and “stupid” (all sorts of profanity light up in the BG chat if they are killed by one), I find that rogues that can stun me at the right moments and kill me to be a well-played rogue and I accept defeat. However they have a bad habit to sap you while you’re alone on your mount, defending, taunt you as they attack and vanish, and they always seem to target healers and kill them in swift blows.
Chances of Survival against “The Rogue”: If you’re clothie you’re basically screwed one on one (Assuming it is a well-played rogue).
The Spammer/Talk a lots
About the Species: The people that spam BG chat and won’t shut up. It’s more annoying if they have a buddy and they start bouncing off lines on each other in CAPS LOCKS. It may start off as a few friendly lines and may evolve into a vulgar mess.
Tips: Report spam
Chances of Survival against “The Spammers”: Clean your eyes with soap, rinse thoroughly, and take a week of antibiotics and you’ll be fine.
The QQer/The Rage Quit
About the Species: Blames other BG members with their adequate abilities (sometimes true but usually not). They somehow find the time to write a paragraph complaining instead of actually helping and usually do a pretty bad job themselves. Of course there are exceptions (check “The Elitist”) and they are very, very annoying; also many of the tendencies to drop the group in mid-game.
“OMG YOU GUYS SUCK!” tends to be a common line used, add derogatory terms as you please.
Tips: Ignore and don’t complain back, this will only fuel their nerd rage. Leave them to the fit of rage and keyboard smashing, if you’re lucky they’ll break their keyboards and will finally shut up due to the fact they can’t type anymore.
Chances of Survival against the “QQer”: May leave with a headache and minor rashes, wounds will heal as you watch them get smashed by the opposing team.
About the Species: They are good players but sadly they’re complete assholes to the “lesser players” and think they’re all that. They either nerd rage at every mistake or simply ignore reasonable requests from other players because they think other than their own decisions, everyone else’s is stupid.
Chances of Survival against “The Elitist”: May leave with bruised ego
The One that Piss off the Healers aka The Asshole:
About the species: The idiots that make the healers of their team angry for whatever reason. Usually complaining about their bad heals or freaking out if they don’t heal them at the exact right moment or if they don’t follow them around as pocket healers.
(Or saying: “HEAL ME, HEAL ME!!!”, “PLEASE PLX!”, “WHY DUDNT YOU HEALZ ME?” …Does my title say “Your healing bitch?” no, so quit the whining!)
Tips: Healers, blacklist and don’t heal him/her.
Chances of “The One that Piss off the Healers” surviving: Death. (Unless you can heal yourself/The enemy team for some strange miracle reason: never attack you.)
(I have personally met someone that pissed me off. Freaked out for not being there to heal him all the time (sorry but I work for no man! turhur) and proceeded to /spit on me, following me around even as a respawn. All I have to say is GG. Luckily the members of the BG knew it was not my fault and he was being a douche and he received no heals from the other healers. Revenge is sweet indeed.)
About the Species: They are always convinced that the team will lose and take no hesitation in announcing it.
Chances of Survival against “The Pessimist”: May induce wrist cutting, otherwise you’ll be fine.
The One that Swears too much
About the Species: Uhmmm… they swear a lot…. that’s about it.
Tips: I hope you’re not allergic to profanity
Chances of Survival against “The One that Swears too much”: Pretty good, especially if you have the Mature Filter on.
The One that Carries the Whole Team (The Burdened Awesome One):
About the Species: They are usually exceptional players and sadly gets put in with all the bads and have to do just about everything from running the flag, killing the EFC, defending and killing all the enemies, and self-heal. If they are lucky they will be accompanied by a diligent healer.
Tips: Good luck to you.
Chances of Survival for “The Burdened Awesome One”: You’ll do great (we need more of you awesome people!)… until you get mobbed by 15 other enemy players.
(You know your team is bad when you’re the healer and you have to run the flag alone because every other player is on mid/dead…)
The Road/Mid Fighter:
About the Species: The people that don’t understand that they need to defend their tower/base/whatever they’re called… and not spend all their time killing players in mid field.
Tips: Tell them to get off the roads and hope for the best
The Chances of Survival with “The Road/Mid Fighter”: You’re doomed to lose if they continue, GG.
About the Species: They buttheads that take up player space in the team, setting their character on follow/staying in graveyards and give the enemies free honour since they don’t fight back. Basically they’re freeloaders and everyone hates them.
Tips: Report AFK
The Chances of Survival with “The AFKers”: Boot them quick, they’re a waste of space, otherwise you’ll do fine.
The People that report people AFK when they are not.
About the Species: People that report people that are NOT AFK for no good reason. It is very annoying and rude.
Tips: Enter combat quick and don’t type /afk.
The Chances of Survival against: Doomed if not dealt with.
About this Team: Players that people deem to be between the ages of 10-17, whiny, bad players. They usually play when they have no school so basically any time during the day/during summer, if a team loses they’ll blame “The Kids”. In all actuality these “Kids” can actually be 18+ and be bad players in general. However “kids” seem to have gained bad rep in WoW and will constantly be blamed if something goes wrong.
Chances of Survival with “The Kids”: Low
The Zerg Group
About the Team: Goes around in a huge mob to attack bases, usually doesn’t defend and loses. Or they are too busy attacking one base to even notice they can attack all the other empty 4 bases. To sum it up, Zergs are usually unsuccessful and a stupid idea.
Tips: Don’t Zerg and defend the effing bases/towers.
Chances of Winning with “The Zerg Group”: Low
Lacking Diversity Group:
About the Team: The Group with too much of one class (usually DKs, Paladins or Rogues)
Tips: Nothing you can do about it
Chances of Winning/Surviving with the “Lacking Diversity Group”: It all depends on how well the players play.
The Team that never kills the enemy healers:
About the Team: Somehow the fact that the enemies has someone that constantly heals them back to full health over and over again does not strike them as a problem and think: “Maybe I should kill the healer first, it’s only logical to stop the person that keeps giving full health to the person I’m trying to kill. Well hey maybe I’ll do just that!”
I mean I sure hope it isn’t too hard to understand why the player in front of you is not dying and somehow always has full health.
“Oh hey, is that another guy standing behind him casting healing spells? I couldn’t tell for the past 5 minutes that I’ve been fighting the same guy with.” I’m exaggerating, you probably didn’t last five minutes because they person attacking you has a healer and you don’t.
Tips: I don’t know, you tell me. I’m guessing… kill the Healer first?
Chances of Winning with The Healer Non-Killers: Zero
(For some odd reason the people I fight against never have trouble attacking me first since I’m the healer. And if I politely ask my team to kill the healers first, they get a deer-in-headlights look… horrifying isn’t it? “Healers exist? We have to kill them? What, that cannot be!”… ugh)
The Team that doesn’t defend
About the Team: Team is too stupid to understand how to capture a base/tower and leave 2-3 people to defend/call incs; because if you don’t defend a base the enemy will capture it, and in every game you need the most bases to win to please defend your base. Do you see how defending your base is important now? I hope so because I’m telling you right now defending is really, really important. Oh did I mention that you need to defend your bases?
Tips: I hope the concept of needing to defend the base is not too hard to understand.
Chances of Winning/Survival with “The Team that doesn’t defend”: You’re all doomed. Or you die from frustration… just go and grab a cup of coffee and read a book or something. Spend time away from the internet.
This Class is OP (Overpowered)!
The people are convinced that when they lose to someone they immediately assume their class is OP. There are many factors that contribute to “OP”; their gear for example may be a factor. But you know what makes a class OP? KNOWING HOW TO PLAY YOUR CLASS! If you die it’s because you got pwned due to your own lack of skills, not because you’re against someone with an OP class, accept that for a fact and learn how to play. This may sound very mean and harsh but it’s true. I’ve heard just about every class in a BG be called at OP, so does that make every class OP? “Hunters are OP!” “Rogues are OP because they stun me!” “Priests are OP becuz they haz bubble!”, “Paladins are OP because they bubble!”, “OMG SHAM THREW ME OFF A CLIFF, OP!”, “DRUID RUN FAST, OP!”
(Sorry for my typo! It should be “Knowing”.)
If every class did not have their special ability they won’t be a unique class. I’ve come across players with supposed “OP” classes and still beat them, why? They may be a bad player or a player that is still learning. They can’t automatically WIN because they play a certain class. I admit sometimes as Holy Paladin I can survive a lot of blows thanks to instant heals and bubbles, but if I didn’t time them correctly or know when to use certain heals I’ll still be dead. I came across one on one against a really good warrior that was about to keep me stunned for most of them time leading to my downfall. I’ve met fellow paladins I could easily beat. My class is fun/better not because it’s OP, but because I have learned how to play it and survive and heal with it. When I was an under geared Holy Paladin before hitting Outlands, (Healing gears for specifically Paladins were virtually non-existent; yay for cloth/leather and some mail gear! I had full greens because I didn’t do dungeons) yet I still managed to carve my way into the world of Battlegrounds and received many thanks for my heals. (However my experience was rich, in a sense since I played a lot, but there is still much to learn! I PVP’ed enough to buy myself the Heirloom shoulders before I hit level 60, it’s kind of crazy how addicted I am.) I’ve come across great healers of every class that heal exceptionally and healers that can barely keep a single person alive. Skill, patience, knowledge, courage, confidence, a positive attitude, and having the willingness to learn is OP, not a class, a spell or certain gear.
(There ARE time where I just want to punt somebody off the Lumber Mill cliff)
Now don’t be disheartened because there WILL be players out there that are exceptional to play with. They’re nice/funny and don’t complain. They /dance with you and know how to play their class. The only downfall is they are usually in a different realm, but hey, it helps to know that not all people are bads! There are many good experiences like the awesome triple paladin team I met, scoring a win with a group that was hilarious and competent, meeting someone voluntarily letting me cap the flag for the Ironman achievement (I didn’t even ask!), a group of healers tearing down the opposing team (all heals no DPS!), defending Lumber mill with an Elemental Shaman (Thunderstorm FTW!), and much, much more!
So to those that has been in BGs, what are you experiences, good or bad? Have you met any of the situations/people I have mentioned above?
Well despite the rant of all of these annoying experiences, I think I’ll queue up for another BG before I turn in tonight…
PS: Lol at this “PVP Documentary” kinda sums things up. (It’s also parody of “The Raid”)
Until next time…
A random observation…
Apples and Oranges, those are two different things. Both are fruits, but could be just as sweet, but apples are not oranges, and oranges are not apples.
I’m not actually here to talk about Apples and Oranges but rather, people. So our significant other may not like us back, and we turn to our friends bawling our eyes out, or go feasting on tubs of ice-cream or burning extra calories at the gym, I don’t know; but I do know that sometimes, not always, we wonder, were we not good enough? Why didn’t he/she like me back? And yes it is a sad truth, not everyone that we like will like us back, and that’s just simply how it works. I mean we come to the conclusion to suck it up and move on, like someone else or curse the female/male race forever and vow to never love again.
So I’ve had a similar experience; I remember finding out that my crush likes my best friend (ouch) which left me kind of heart broken. These things happen, it’s natural. My BFF is a lovely girl, she’s lovely, sweet, kind, genuine, down to earth, kind of crazy (in a good way), unique… I could go on, but to sum things up, she’s awesome. It’s no surprise this guy will like her. But I wondered, why not me? Is there something wrong with me, is it because I was too tall, did I dress weird? I mean I’m not that bad, why not consider me? Hello, I’m the one over here that had a sign that screams pick me! (Ok I’m not that desperate, but you get the picture).
And the thought struck me, perhaps I wasn’t an apple, I was an orange. It sounds kind of weird but both fruits are delicious in their own way. Apples are juicy, crunchy and every time you bite into them they let out a satisfying crackle as you munch away. Oranges are luscious and easy to bite, a tough exterior but a soft pulpy centre. Once you get past their coat they’re amazingly sweet. Both fruits are lovely in their own way. Given sometimes there are rotten apples and decaying oranges, but both apples and oranges are sweet. The thing is, they’re different, and that is why some people prefer apples and not oranges and sometimes both. Sometimes we’re in the mood for a crunchy apple, sometimes we just want to drink the endless flow of syrupy juice the orange provides. Everyone has a different preference. Just because someone chooses the apple, doesn’t mean the orange is any less sweet or tasty. It’s just that some people prefer the charm of an apple and not an orange and vice versa.
So I came to the conclusion, sometimes there isn’t anything wrong with us, or the person nibbling on their choice of fruit; it’s just the matter of preference, and maybe we’ll find someone who picks the “right” fruit.
Until next time, keep loving yourself
Here I’ll feature the cool and interesting things I find daily on the news, internet or wherever!
I love The Personal Excellence blog, a great way to help set your life on track, anyways I read her 13 Helping Points when Things don’t go your way; awesome!
Why we should go out more in the sunshine now that summer is here
Oh yea and for those who have not watched the latest episode of Red vs. Blue, go watch it! Or you can restart from episode one and watch your way to the newest episode for the sixth time to get the full extent of the epic story… like me.
All rogue guild? Sounds freaking awesome; imagine zoning into a BG and having your whole group stealth. The other team will be so confused on why no one is fighting them… until they get ambushed, backstabbed and stunned over and over again to their death. Seriously, I don’t think anything can beat the invisible power of rogues.
QQ is not actually a set of crying eyes?
The Actor that played Tarazan’s Boy died by falling out of a tree. Ironic’d… (This is old news, but hey I never knew this!)