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TYI Day 8: Vacation Spot

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.


Until WotLK came out, I always had my vacation spot picked: Zangarmarsh!  This may come as a surprise to people that know me, since Zangarmarsh is clearly full of water, humidity, and enormous bugs.  But I think I could get past that.  The soft blue tones, the huge mushrooms, and beautiful flora (not to mention the adorable sporebats!!) really drew me in.

But then… Wrath of the Lich King dropped.

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December 16, 2011 Posted by | Non-Clothing | , | Leave a comment

The End Of An Era

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December 13, 2011 Posted by | Non-Clothing | , , , | Leave a comment

TYI Day 7: Screenshot of the Year


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.


As someone who takes an obscene amount of screenshots, it took me a long time to pick out some of my favorite picks.  I know it asks for one but… I couldn’t pick just one!  Because my computer is a bit… meh… I run with a lot of settings turned down, so my screenshots are not what they could be.
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December 12, 2011 Posted by | Non-Clothing | , | Leave a comment

TYI Day 6: Favorite Line of Poetry/Lyric

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.


This is probably going to be the hardest day for me!  Not because I don’t have any favorites of these things but because my favorite songs don’t have lyrics.

So I figured I would grab a song by my favorite artist, BT, that I’ve really been digging and use lyrics from that, since they somewhat apply to Tanwen.
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December 9, 2011 Posted by | Non-Clothing | , | Leave a comment

TYI Day 5: Title of Choice


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.


While I have many characters that I do many things on, I only “collect” things (mounts, pets, and achievements) on Real Tanwen.  That being said, I couldn’t pick just one title to display.

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December 7, 2011 Posted by | Non-Clothing | , | Leave a comment

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

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

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