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TYI Day 4: Greatest Accomplishment

Through Your Interface (TYI) is the brainchild of Saz.  It’s a bit old (apparently started in May?!) but I’ve been meaning to do it for awhile.  A post a day for 15 days detailing special moments, places, and other minutiae about your characters.

Choosing a “greatest accomplishment” is a bit difficult for me.  I am “proud” of a lot of the things I have done in the game, from boss kills to rep grinds to item collection.  In the end, it all comes down to the time investment.  I can really only think of “accomplishments” that Real Tanwen has completed, because I’ve played her the longest of my current characters.

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December 5, 2011 Posted by | Non-Clothing | , | Leave a comment

TYI Day 3: Representing You

Through Your Interface (TYI) is the brainchild of Saz.  It’s a bit old (apparently started in May?!) but I’ve been meaning to do it for awhile.  A post a day for 15 days detailing special moments, places, and other minutiae about your characters.

Representing You is a fun one because it asks for either a screenshot or a real-life picture.  Which one will I choose?!

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December 3, 2011 Posted by | Non-Clothing | , | Leave a comment

TYI Day 2: Player Housing

Through Your Interface (TYI) is the brainchild of Saz.  It’s a bit old (apparently started in May?!) but I’ve been meaning to do it for awhile.  A post a day for 15 days detailing special moments, places, and other minutiae about your characters.

I can’t promise that every character will be in every TYI.  My hunters, for example, don’t really “live” anywhere and call a lot of places home.  But here’s a few!

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December 2, 2011 Posted by | Non-Clothing | , | 2 Comments

TYI Day 1: Favorite Hangout

Through Your Interface (TYI) is the brainchild of Saz.  It’s a bit old (apparently started in May?!) but I’ve been meaning to do it for awhile.  A post a day for 15 days detailing special moments, places, and other minutiae about your characters.

Doing a TYI for me is sort of fun, because I have both RP and non-RP characters to use for this exercise.

The first day of TYI makes the differences between these characters painfully obvious.  While my WrA characters have specific hangouts for character reasons, Tanwen’s hangout is… uh.  Sort of more utility.

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December 1, 2011 Posted by | Non-Clothing | , | Leave a comment

24 Hours of Patch 4.3

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Now that I’ve had roughly 24 hours to mess around with the 4.3 features, let’s talk turkey.  Or transmog.  Or gold sinks.  Or whatever!

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November 30, 2011 Posted by | Cloth, Non-Clothing | , , , | 2 Comments

… whoa.

My blog doesn’t really get a lot of hits.  Maybe… 20-30 per day?  Average.  Maybe more, maybe less.


So imagine my utter shock when I looked at the last few days of traffic and saw my hits climbing to 300, then 400, and then hitting almost 600 yesterday.


I don’t know how this happened.  So, new visitors, I ask… where are you coming from?  How did you find my humble corner of the internets?


Updates are coming.  My baby hunter is 66 and nearing the completion of her themed stable… and oh yes, I’ve been working on outfits, most of which are completely different from Abriella’s; my new hunter is very much the survivalist/marksman while Abriella is very clearly a beast master.  I’ve been having some trouble with my goblin priestess, as the goblin model doesn’t do much for me in many ways (the waist folds in on itself and things look ridiculous!).  Other than that, here’s what Real Tanwen has been up to:


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Oh, Tier 6.  I can’t wait to transmogrify you onto EVERYTHING.

August 20, 2011 Posted by | Non-Clothing | | 17 Comments

I’m Still Here!

Assuming people still check for updates, I just wanted to drop a line that I am working a few different characters at the moment that present lots of LOTS of fun outfit opportunities.  I have a paladin at 71 that may end up being my first plate-wearer to max level, a mid-30’s hunter that is taming all rares, and a priest (shocker!) on a PvP server that will… uh… have PvP gear.  Anyway!  I have also overhauled Abriella’s stable and will be posting up a new list of her companions.  (I’ve been reading the forums over on Petopia waaaaay too much.)


In the mean time, here’s Tanwen kickin’ it with an old school buddy on Mount Hyjal:

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August 5, 2011 Posted by | Non-Clothing | | Leave a comment


Wow, long time no post!  Real life has been a bit crazy but I have somehow managed to level some characters in between work and other sort of important things.  My 85 count is at seven now (including one from 1-85) so I have a lot of great new characters (and armor classes!) to feature.  Likely coming in the next week or so will be a post about my hunter and her collection of leather (mail’s a bit noisy, yeah?) and hopefully I can get my alchemist goblin priest’s outfits in order in the near future.  It’s been quite fun to get out of the ‘priesty’ mindset for her and into a more race or profession-driven closet.

Stay tuned and as always, thanks for reading!

April 17, 2011 Posted by | Non-Clothing | | Leave a comment

Happy 2011!

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Happy New Year, pixel fashionistas!  I hope to have a lot more content in the coming year and look forward to sharing my outfits with anyone who actually reads this.  I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year’s Eve and beyond!

January 1, 2011 Posted by | Non-Clothing | , , , , | 4 Comments

Collecting “Useless” Items

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Sometimes you acquire things, both in game and out, that you cannot bring yourself to get rid of.

From movie ticket stubs to wristbands from concerts and raves, old tee shirts and various scraps of notes people have written me over the years, I have an awful time ditching things that are not useful in the slightest but hold some sort of sentimental value.

This obsession carries over into WoW.

A recent reorganization of my bank (due to the acquisition of Portable Holes in all my bagslots, thanks Yukora!), I began to realize that I not only have a lot of junk that I can’t wear, but I have a lot of junk people never even SEE.

Naturally, I have interactive accessories that I can lay out for all the world to see. This list includes the Brazier of Dancing Flames, Sen’jin Banner, Romantic Picnic Basket, Totem of Spirits, and my beloved Archmage Vargoth’s Staff. I have the Piccolo of the Flaming Fire, Tiny Voodoo Mask, Winterveil Disguise Kit, Iron Boot Flask, and a Time-Lost Figurine. A Monster Slayer’s Kit, Argent Warhorn, Commander’s Badge, a Brightbew Charm, Defender of the Timbermaw, and an Argent Tome. I still have my Blessed Medallion of Karabor and Signet Ring of the Bronze Dragonflight. There are quest items I will never need again, such as the Unfinished Headpiece and Spectral Essence. Hell, I even have Party G.R.E.N.A.D.E.s, Path of Cenarius, Little Ivory Raptor Whistle, and a Haunted Memento.

But what about the things that you hold onto that have no “on use” effect? No way to display them to the masses other than a link in /s and a fond story to tell?

Some of those items are my most interesting items in my collection.

First and foremost, something I will never get rid of: nine Splinter of Atiesh. During the Burning Crusade expansion, I was part of a group that ran Vanilla raids for fun. I picked up many random bits of gear, including my Necro-Knight’s Garb, and a Hand of Power. Some of them were recreated in WotLK Naxx (like the Hand of Power) and some were not (Necro-Knight’s Garb). But of all the things I picked up that are completely irreplaceable, my nine sparkling Splinters are my most treasured piece of ‘useless’ junk.

Second on the list: Scepter of the Shifting Sands. This white-quality item sits in my bank as a reminder of the grueling 3+ years of scrounging raid groups, deputizing friends, and collecting random crap in the name of Narain Soothfancy.

I have a small collection of books that I store in my bank as well. The War of the Shifting Sands, The Schools of Arcane Magic: Mastery, Brazier of Invocation: User’s Manual, Lament of the Highborne, and the Diary of Weavil. With the exception of Lament of the Highborne, these tomes are reminders of insane amounts of time and effort that I have put into this game.

Sylvanas’s Music Box commemorates Suffocation’s Shadowmourne and also my guild’s acknowledgement that I am completely insane for scraps of lore that I can keep in my bags.

Sataynia was cleaning out his bank the other day and had a few items he could stand to get rid of. It made me wonder: for those that aren’t obsessive collectors like us, what exactly do other people keep around? Any useless trinkets, silly ‘on use’ items, or just things that remind them of important times in the game?

A running tally of things that are awesome that serve me absolutely no purpose other than reminders of the thousands of hours I’ve spent in this game:

Splinter of Atiesh x 9
The War of the Shifting Sands
Brazier of Invocation: User’s Manual
The Schools of Arcane Magic: Mastery
Lament of the Highborne
Diary of Weavil
Direbrew’s Remote
Red Rider Air Rifle
Crashin’ Thrashin’ Race Controller
Winterveil Disguise Kit
Iron Boot Flask
Brazier of Invocation
Extra-Dimensional Ghost Revealer
The Scepter of the Shifting Sands
Blessed Medallion of Karabor
Signet Ring of the Bronze Dragonflight
Unfinished Headpiece
Spectral Essence
Argent War Horn
Commander’s Badge
Defender of the Timbermaw
Brightbrew Charm
Piccolo of the Flaming Fire
Monster Slayer’s Kit
Tiny Voodoo Mask
Arena Master
The Eye of Divinity
Argent Tome
Party G.R.E.N.A.D.E.
Totem of Spirits
Romantic Picnic Basket
Brazier of Dancing Flames
Path of Cenarius
Little Ivory Raptor Whistle
Haunted Memento
Sen’jin Banner
Tiny Green Ragdoll
Sylvanas’s Music Box
Rope Pet Leash
Archmage Vargoth’s Staff
Titanium Seal of Dalaran
Banner of Provocation
Crashin’ Thrashin’ Robot

August 4, 2010 Posted by | Non-Clothing | , , | 2 Comments