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Awkward: Faux Pas Edition

From what I hear, the latest blogging topic is faux pas, those events/actions/etc. that are otherwise known as moments of glory in a most ironic way.  This sort of thing is my life.

Faux Pas #1: Staying Together is for Wimps

Well, That's Awkward

Well, That’s Awkward
Jaina, Healer, Tank and THE LICH KING OMG on one side.
All three DPS? On the other.

Faux Pas #2: THE MORE YOU SHOUT IT THE MORE EFFECTIVE IT IS

Strand of the Ancients Strategy

Awkward Strand of the Ancients Strategy is Awkward

Faux Pas #3: Assuming the Other Person Can Handle It

Alone on the Farm

Alone on the Farm
Yes, leave the inexperienced mage by herself.

Faux Pas #4: Don’t Think of the Children

The Story of Mazz

The Story of Mazz
I expected her kids to magically despawn or something.
WRONG! They ran around guilt tripping me.

Faux Pas #5: Situational Awareness is Key

Um, Ow

Um, Ow
I’m not sure the orc saw THAT coming.

Faux Pas #6: Talking to Strangers About Your Family

We Literally DIAF

We Literally DIAF
Sometimes, it’s better not to know.

Faux Pas #7: It’s on Cooldown, But We Won’t Need it Anyway

Cooldown LOLZ

Cooldown LOLZ
It’s all about the timing.

Faux Pas #8: Unintentionally Close Encounters

The Problem With Pandas

The Problem With Pandas
Thank Gawd I’m Dead

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“Goblin Prospector” Set

"Goblin Prospector" Set

“Goblin Prospector” Set

“Goblin Prospector” Set

Class: Can be donned by any leather wearer, but really only works for a Rogue

H: Clever Hat | S: Rageclaw Shoulderpads | Cl: Not shown
Ch: Bard’s Tunic | Wa: Belt of Appeasement | L: Scouting Trousers
G: Fuzzy Gloves |Wr: Scaled Leather Bracers | B: Bard’s Boots

1h Mace: Shovel of Mercy (x2)

Status: Finished

Thoughts: The latest transmog contest I’ve jumped into has a “Mother Nature” theme, which is very evocative of all the druids I’ve never successfully leveled and the shaman that I totally deleted in a fit of patch-induced rage.  I like the challenge of these contests all right, but what the heck can I do with this concept?

I was stumped for a while, but in a blast of irony, I abruptly realized that goblins love nature.  Though I hear you guffawing now, I can assure you that they really do!  After all, nature is merely untapped profit potential.  To prove my case, let me introduce the Goblin Prospector, as portrayed by Bombelina (who is a rogue, fittingly enough).  She’s out and about in the wilds of Stranglethorn, seeing gold gold gold in all things great and small.  (Always remember, there’s pretty much a market for everything: what an orc won’t buy, an ogre surely will.)

Those trees?  Profitable, in so many ways.  There’s surf boards, toothpicks, forts, 2x4s for hitting people with, and more!  That dirt? Profitable, baby.  Rich in nutrients and crap.  Gardeners love that stuff.

What about the Venture Company, you say, since they’re already there?  While they may have established themselves in Stranglethorn first, the situation is still profitable.  Combine lax security with multiple opportunities for highway robbery and other business schemes?  Heck yes!  Steal all their stuff and sell it!  Or kill them all and use their facility to start a new company (“Bombelina Pyroelastisplosirene Company,” maybe) without any of the associated startup costs!  Wait, you’d still need somebody to run the place.  Never mind on that last bit.

p.s., I totally recruited a druid (a.k.a. the ever-suffering Tab) to cry in the background of the full picture, seen at the contest location.  BRB FAILING HARDCORE

Vicious Streak

I'm a Lumberjack and I'm OK

I’m a Lumberjack and I’m OK
I cut down trees. I eat my lunch.

Inspired by the dread Rabbit of Carnage Caerbannog Darkmoon, Bombelina couldn’t resist tossing in a Monty Python reference while dungeoning.  She went to visit said creature in the flesh, but when somebody told Bombelina that the adorable bunny could totally chew your head off at any moment whether you provoked it or not, she high tailed it out of there (/punny).  I did get a nice shot of the literal carpet of corpses on Wyrmrest Accord, though.

Total, Utter Carnage

Total, Utter Carnage
The Day the Darkmoon Rabbit Came

Language Barrier

Language Barrier
Where’s a copy of Rosetta Stone when you need one?

The only way the mob knew how to say “hi” was to punch Bombelina in the face.  While she and the ents Ancients of Dire Maul were never able to understand each other except through blows, it appears that the patch has made it possible for party members to understand languages they formerly couldn’t.  Witness Velocitrixie’s (formerly known as Thingie) new understanding:

Language Barrier - Resolved

Language Barrier – Resolved
Apparently, your party can understand your foreign language now.

I just realized that I seem to have a thing for saying “Uhhhh” when flat out stunned.  Gosh, that makes me sound smart.  I need to come up with something better to say when I reflexively type in response to an unexpected event.

New Scholomance

New Scholomance
Pop Quiz! Subject: YOUR DEATH.

While I’ve gone through the old version of Scholomance more times than I can count, I had never before been teleported away by Darkmaster Gandling (I’m lucky? Maybe I’m completely ignorable?), so I was pretty startled to find myself nowhere near the boss I had been trying to stab.  Hence the “You are too far away!” thing, as I kept on hitting buttons for a second or two before I realized that I had a problem.

Fortunately for Bombelina, the group was graded on their combined efforts and not on individual performance.

Awkward

Awkward
I can’t reach the reins! HOW DO I STEER THIS THING!?

Did you know that you can be polymorphed/hexed while mounted?  I didn’t, until suddenly I was a frog sitting atop a very, very confused Ravasaur.

I'm on a Diet

I’m on a Diet
Or so I like to tell myself anyway.
Where should we start?

That’s a lot of pork.