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A guide to online comics

I realized I’ve been referencing a lot of online comics to friends recently, and it’s super awkward.  “In this one online comic I read, there’s a character who’s a troll with really terrible gas, and he’s hilarious, but anyway…”  Not what I could call a quality, two-sided conversation.

Flow chart to the rescue!  This is the last week of my first semester in my online Master’s degree program.  I made this during class.  In fact, class is still going on as I type this.  I still have a 10-page paper to do for this class, so I don’t feel too bad about making time to do something fun.

i made this


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WoW food

Diminutive Roommate had the incredibly nerdy idea of having a dinner where all our friends who used to play World of Warcraft get together and eat dishes from recipes in the game.  It’s an idea I’ve heard tossed around, but when Diminutive Roommate sent me an email about it a couple months ago, it stuck.  We’ve send emails back and forth about this.  I made a list of possible recipes we could recreate without too much difficulty.

Here are the foods I chose, my imaginary experiences of them while I played WoW, and how they could be recreated IRL:

I hear shark fin soup it's delicious. dammit.

Spice Bread– something involving cinnamon
Brilliant Smallfish– any fish with white meat, smoked with salty seasoning.  I’m thinking halibut.
Crispy Bat Wing– I have no idea what we could do with this other than fried chicken wings.
Beer Basted Boar Ribs– pretty easy to make, I picture these piping hot and a little bitter.
Goretusk Liver Pie– any meat pie will do, obviously liver and onion would be best.
Blood Sausage– something really dark and spotted; should go to the Farmer’s Market on Fairfax and 3rd for this.
Redridge Goulash– a hearty meat/pasta/vegetable stew; hard to screw up.
Murloc Fin Soup– shark fin soup would be perfect!  If only it weren’t totally unethical and illegal.
Soothing Turtle Bisque– one of my favorites. Turtle soup does exist and sounds delicious, but it sounds horrifying to prepare.  Might just have to go with a fish bisque of some kind.
Dragonbreath Chili– I figured the spice of this wouldn’t hit you until you swallowed.  Boyfriend’s famous spicy chili might be perfect.
Spider Sausage– a narrow sausage with white meat and a tangy taste, in my mind’s eye.
Tender Wolf Steak– ribeye, bloody with very basic spices.

To drink:
Captain Rumsey’s Lager– lager is a warm color, so I think of the hazelnut blend sold by Rogue.
Thistle Tea– it’s basically grass tea, so I think of this as a green tea of some kind.

Game over.  This shit is happening.

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Talk nerdy to me

I hear there are people in the world who:

a) Have never played any game resembling Dungeons & Dragons.
b) Have not seen this video.

And that’s just a shame.  Both are fun and awesome and thoroughly entertaining.  Enjoy 🙂

While we’re at it, The Guild is worth checking out.  Short, hilarious episodes tell the story of a diverse group of PC gamers (namely World of Warcraft-ers).