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As I stumble over a loose floorboard and catch myself on a half-destroyed counter, I find myself laughing.  The walls are bare, every window is broken, and the ceiling is holier than Saint Peter on Easter, but it’s mine, and right now that’s all I find myself caring about.  My first blog; I feel so special and grown up, what using semi-colons and metaphors and other fancy English terms I haven’t thought of, much less used, since I was in the twelfth grade and writing argumentative essays over whether black or dark blue were more appropriate for a job interview.  At least, that’s how I see it.

In reality, there is no windows, no walls, and no ceiling, just me, my computer, and my thoughts.  Most days that’s all I think I really need, just being honest.  As I flip back and forth between this page where I write my thoughts, boldly leaping into the unknown, and my actual blog, where this will (hopefully) appear within the next few minutes, I find myself slightly disillusioned with my taste in graphics.  I feel like the site should look much more impressive than it is.  I should change the color.  I should get a serious banner.  I should do this, that, and the other.

Then I step back, take a deep breath, and silently decide, I don’t care.

The ascetics should be the least-important part of the blog right now.  I could drive myself to drink making it ‘perfect’ (if such a thing does truly exist), or I can relax, let it slide, and do what I really enjoy.

Writing.

So I’ve decided, for right now, I’m going to make it clean, simple, and quick.  No special pictures, no freaking out, just me.  You can decide for yourselves.

AKA: That Frozen Bitch

Look upon my form ye mighty and despair!

I’m a Death Knight.  Have been ever since I started playing WoW, with the exception of the last 3 weeks before Wrath of the Lich King, in which I leveled a paladin to lv56.  I’d only really gone Death Knight because I couldn’t find a good area to level the last 2 levels I needed to reach the Outlands, but Glaci-girl has stuck with me ever since.  I play Frost Dual-Wield more often than not, but do have a somewhat-fail tanking spec.  Still working on that one.

I also play a Discipline Priest on my off-nights.  There wasn’t really any decision behind that so much as I just really wanted to try out healing and my priest was already level 53 when I started.  Plus, if I’m being totally honest, it’s another two profession slots, and I enjoy being as self-sufficient as humanly possible.

If you want to look me up, I’m always on Lightninghoof, playing on either Glaciel, the Death Knight, Lindistra, the Priest, or one of my other alts, most recently Haluu, the Druid.  Drop me a whisper the next time you’re on the realm; I always enjoy meeting new people.

My real life isn’t anything terribly special.  I’m currently enrolled at a local college on a full-ride scholarship and spend most of my days rotting away in front of my computer, as my mom is so quick to point out.  🙂  I live at the dorms, with three of the most annoying roommates to get along with I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing.  I may just be a hard guy to get along with, but odds are good that’s not the case.

I does not has the skill

Why I'm not allowed to draw nice things...

I’m working on a double-major of Computer Science and ‘ATEC’, the Arts and Technology degree, so that I can hopefully work my way into the video game industry.  I like playing games, and I enjoy writing them, so it seems like a good fit.  Right now, I’m having a little trouble with the ‘Art’ aspect of the ‘Arts and Technology’ degree.  Tech I can do from here until the heat-death of the sun; Art not so much.  You can see my most recent attempt at drawing on the right, here.  That was supposed to be my death knight, transmogged into her starter gear (like everyone else on the server -_-;;).  In reality, it came out to be… something.  I’m not quite sure what.  Human-esque faces are hard, and I was just focusing on the mouth and chin here.  I could definitely use some help, but given that I’ve not tried to drawn anything since the last ice age, I think that there’s still at least some potential to not screw this up 😉 .

About me personally, I like to think I’m pretty chill.  I know for a fact my self-esteem bottomed out somewhere around Basement Level 7 last I checked, and getting it back up to the ground floor is taking some time and good friends, both of which I have plenty of and am forever thankful for.  I generally fall under the category of ‘weird as shit’ when just being myself, so I try to be someone else as little as possible.  Life’s no fun without a little spice; I like to think I make everyone elses’ days just a little bit brighter just by being around.

It’s about this point I realize I’ve gone and contradicted myself with my ‘no pictures’ rule.  Oh well.  They fit and were on hand.

I’m a huge nerd, and if you can’t deal with that then you’re in the wrong blog.  I like math, computers, video games, books, writing, and reading, among other things.  I’m also a bleeding-heart romantic and a person-watcher, although recently I’ve had less time for the latter and fewer experiences of the former.  Thinking about it that way kind of makes me sad.

Little things annoy me more than they should, and frustration comes easily to me when I’ve not eaten, but most of the time I’m a laid-back sorta dude.  If you’re a morning person, don’t call me before noon unless you want to deal with ‘the beast’, the primal aspect of my life that comes out when I’ve gotten less than 8 hours of sleep (which, yes, puts my average bedtime at 4 in the morning).  Either that, or you’ll be talking to an answering machine.

Chill of the Grave is my own selfish little project, started after listening to a few friends of mine talk about their blogs and what they were doing with them.  It may be the chameleon in me coming to the forefront, but I decided “Eh, what the hell?  Could be fun!” and here I find myself.  Chill is going to be everything and anything that comes across to me as interesting.  Thoughts on Patches or tweaks to the game, Boss Strategies for the current raiding tier for Frost Death Knights on 25 player difficulty, news of all the Mists of Pandaria stuff that I’m soon going to find myself in, as well as non-WoW related topics, such as my newest Minecraft creations or innovations in the technology marketplace.

If you’re interested, I’ve also got another blog I’m looking to get started on working towards soon.  The Completionist’s Grimoire  is going to be my take on the ‘guided help’ blog with a little bit of a twist.  TCG Is going to cover anything and everything the game has that’s worth doing.  One week I may cover how to do the Darkmoon Faire achievements and the next will be rare vanity pets of Azeroth.  That one’s not quite ready yet, so don’t go freaking out if you can’t find it.  I’ve done a lot of what World of Warcraft has to offer, so if you’re looking for a specific walkthrough or hint sheet and think it would make a good addition to The Grimoire, don’t hesitate to let me know.

So yes, the roof may leak, and the windows may be more useless than a boomkin in a battleground (it’s a joke!  relax!), but this little corner of cyberspace is mine.  And I’m going to do with it as I please.

And the world will never be the same.  >=D

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