Thursday, 28 February 2013

She Must be Insane Part 3

Two months in to my insane quest and I finally have real progress to report.

Starre and I had been planning to do some of the pirate grind together and finally after weeks of trying to meet up we finally set a date and time that we both managed to show up for. Let's just say we both forgot a couple of times.

Anyway, it seems that we picked the perfect night to grind rep because we stumbled on a farming group who invited us to go along with them, and after about two hours I managed to go from Hated with Gadgetzan all the way to Neutral. Without further ado here are this months final numbers:

Booty Bay: Hated 21512/36000
Everlook: Hated 21381/36000
Gadgetzan: Neutral 597/3000
Ratchet: Hated 21381/36000

It finally looks like I'm beginning to make headway with these reputations. I look forward to making it back into the green with Gadgetzan this month. Also: I can finally use their flight point again! YAY!

In other news I also want to let everyone know that Cy and I have each started up Twitch accounts - he streams while he raids (1:30EST Tues - Fri), and I've just started so I don't really have a schedule set up yet. If anyone wants to check those out I'll throw the links up on the side bar and our banners on the bottom of this post.


Wednesday, 27 February 2013

20 Days of WoW Blogging - Day 7

 Day 7 - The reason behind your blogs name

I feel like this is pretty self evident. When I decided I wanted to make a blog I had a lot of difficulty thinking of a name. I started off thinking that I needed something personally significant that said something directly about me and wasn't tied into class necessarily. Eventually, I started looking around WoW itself for inspiration and found  "Holy Nova" while I was rummaging around in my spell book on my priest. I liked the sound of it and while I'm not likely to be a priest strategy/resource blog there is definitely a connection that I have with my priest that I don't have with any of my other characters. Thus, "Holy Nova", a priest blog was born.

Monday, 25 February 2013

I've Got the Bug

If you haven't already seen Mataoka's Mata-oscar movie mog roundup yet, go and check that out. Now. You will not be disappointed - lots of great mog talent and movies being showcased. For my entry click here.

I know, I know, I slapped up that big disclaimer and said that transmog is not my thing. It was true. Was anyway. You see, I didn't count on it being fun and  ever since I made those outfits I've been playing with Mogit. A lot. I really enjoy taking items that were never necessarily meant to be together, but all have similar colours and fashioning them into a new set.

 I've come up with a couple sets my death knight is working on completing now, and I've decided to post them up here. Both are totally usable and are not completely horrific to farm, I'm currently only missing two pieces of this first one.

Shoulders: Goldtalon Spaulders 

Thursday, 21 February 2013

20 Days of WoW Blogging Day 6

Day 6 - Your workplace/desk (photo and/or description)

I think this is pretty self explanatory.  Two monitors of varying size - the smaller one is primarily for reference material for whatever game I'm playing and also the one I blog on and the larger primarily for games. I'd also like to mention that the Gorilla stuffed toy is also a screen wipe... so they're not all just because I really like stuffed animals.

What you don't get to see from that angle is that I'm directly beside the loveseat which is this guys absolute favourite hangout.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

20 Days of WoW Blogging - Day 5

Favourite Item(s) in Game

 It is so hard to pick just one. You see, I'm kind of a WoW hoarder. I love to keep totally useless items because they have a cute name, like my Luffa or because they were useful in the past and they carry some weird personal significance like my Carrot on a Stick, or my Riding Crop. For Context: I used to ride horses. That, and my dad's leather worker made my crop, that makes it more special and even though it no longer has his name on it, I will always know who made it. I have the White Linen Shirt my rogue made while she was a tailor, made special because her name is there. I have  my Widowmaker, Shadowblade, and Hanzo Sword(which I never even really used) all of which are important because of who gave them to me and while I would have kept these regardless my Raven Lord and Pandaren Monk also fall into that category.

That's why I can only have one favourite item. One favourite otherwise I will go on forever listing off everything in my bank and saying "It's all my favourite. I NEED all of it."  This is not an intervention, so I'm not going to get into defending why all of it is necessary and not junk. Every item has a story, or rather a justification, and I don't want to get into that any more than I already have.

When it comes down to it though, I think my favourite is my Benediction/Anathema. Why? Because, more than any other item this one says "I am a priest". There was a time, when any priest worth her salt carried Bene, but that was before I knew I was a priest. I did not get mine until Wrath, and even then the quest was still challenging. I managed to complete it three times. The first time was on my own, level 80 priest decked out in purples. The next two were on level 60 alts, neither of them my own. It is one of the few items that I get to show constantly to other players.

While all of my personal items are important, there are very few that I get to show off constantly and I feel like the ones that I get to share with other players are the most important.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Oscar Mogs for Matty

Let me preface this with I don't mog. Rather, I don't make my own mog sets. My priest is wearing full tier 6. So, the only thing in her entire outfit that I needed to match was her staff. This is totally new to me, but I could not resist trying my hand at Matty's Oscar mog contest because I love movies.

Ultimately, I ended up choosing The Little Mermaid - one of my all time favourite movies.

Chest - Ebonhold Armor 
Legs - Simple Kilt
Offhand - 34 Pound Redgill

Prince Eric
Chest - Rat Hair Vest 
Legs - Azure Silk Pants 

Chef Louis
Head - Chef's Hat 
Chest - Buccaneer's Vest 
Shirt - Red Linen Shirt
Tabard - Apron
Waist - Thick Ravager Belt 

 In reaching the conclusion I tested about 5 different movies, trying to find the right pieces for characters. One of those was Wreck-it Ralph and I've decided to post this guy up because I would have liked to do that movie; however, I just wasn't happy with any of the other outfits I made for it.

 Fix-it Felix
Head - Arcane Cover
Chest - Royal Blouse
Gloves - Narassin's Gloves

Monday, 11 February 2013


Not on topic, I know, but this is what's on my mind now and I'm feeling kind of like if I don't get it out it's not going to go away.

For those of you who don't know, I live in Atlantic Canada. Over the weekend,  we and much of the northeastern United States got hit my a massive Nor'easter aka Nemo.

Nemo hit my hometown shortly before 10pm on Friday evening, just before I left work for the night. I walk home from work, and it was snowing gently with little to no wind. It made for an altogether pleasant walk home. The mass of the storm was still in Boston, we were merely getting the tip of it. We knew that the worst of the storm would be over when it reached us, we just didn't really know what that meant yet.

In preparation we brought the extra blankets down from our loft, filled up our water jug, and I put my "Lion King" flashlight on the night stand. I wanted to be ready in case we lost power, and as a result, our heat. The cats hunkered down for the night in the bathroom - one on the bathmat and the other in the sink. When I went to sleep at about midnight the worst of the storm still had yet to reach us.

Obligatory cat-in-sink picture. P.S. Check out his Monroe beauty mark.

I remember that as a child I used to wait with giddy anticipation for storms. The worse the blizzard the better. Now, as an adult there is a certain dread that accompanies the snow instead. Questions come up "How am I going to get to work? Is it going to be safe for me to go to work? Are we going to have power/heat/water?" When I went to sleep on Friday night, I didn't know the answer to any of those questions. Not knowing is the worst part.

When I woke up I was relieved to find out our power had stayed on through the night, our heat was still running and despite being without water for a few hours due to a busted water main we had made it through the first half of the storm relatively unscathed. Cy shoveled a trench for me through our alleyway so that I could get out to the street for work and the snow had piled roughly to my knees at that point. Two hours later, when I left to see how bad it was the trench was half filled. At that point nothing had been plowed. My half of the street had drifts piled up to my waist and in some places taller than me. The other half was completely barren and windswept.

I walk to work, and ultimately I decided it was safer for me to stay inside than to risk getting run down by someone foolish enough to drive on un-plowed roads in the middle of a blizzard.

 The best way to break up a wall of text? Add some cats.

I understand, that as an employee, the decision to go to work in inclement weather ultimately lies with me. I made the decision to stay at home, inside because the conditions outside were dangerous. I did it because I care more about my life than I do my job and I think I would have been a fool to make the walk down, especially after my roommate nearly got hit by an out of control driver two blocks down from us.  I do not provide a vital service. If our place of work were to close down for a day because a potentially record-breaking blizzard was bearing down on us, I think that would be ok. Many responsible employers made that decision and either closed their doors early or did not open them at all. The mall that my workplace is attached to closed. So did the liquor store across the street, along with the entire downtown area.

9/10 times I support having the employee make his/her own decision on whether it is work the risk to work through the storm. In this situation, I feel that an employer should recognize the danger in asking their employees to come to work. I feel that many employers did; however, once again my own left me and a lot of other employees feeling undervalued.

Overall, of those affected by Nemo we were by far among the lucky ones. We were safe, and warm in our home and my heart goes out to those more severely affected by it.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Week Made

I was having a rough day. No, that's not true it's been a rough week. Some of the reasons are pretty personal so I'm not going to get into them but suffice to say it hasn't been easy lately.

Then, I woke up and this was in my inbox

A blogger and a healer who
Just wants to be insane.
She also sketches skillfully -
A night elf priest's her main.

I'm glad I got to know her more -
I read her indepth post.
So kind she let me screenshot her
She was an awesome host :)

Thank you Navi. I love it! Week made. How can I be sad when I've a friend like Navi?

Also: I didn't have a screenshot of us together so I improvised. I think that this option was better than my other idea - cutting and pasting her into a photo with me like a weird creepy stalker >.<

Feral druid sketching