Whew, we’ve finally finished moving (…and I thought the week before last was busy). It was tough, very tough, a lot like wrestling a wild Russian bear in a pit whilst completely naked (or so I imagine). But I’m a Freemason and we’re trained to overcome these sort of odds. My solution? Hire a team of brawny Polish removal men (they just work so much harder than everyone else). It was incredible and there were times when I felt like I could conquer the world with these muscular strong men at my command. Oh how power so easily corrupts us.
Aside from my moving shenanigans, the last seven days have also been packed with delightful blog articles. Here the lowdown:
According to Flickr there's a Japanese beaver in this photo. Somewhere. And nope, I can't find it either.
Another week has flown past even faster than usual as I find myself busier than a Japanese beaver. It’s also been the last full week in our current flat! Yep, we’re moving… again. I can’t say I’m massively bothered by it as my wife and I never really bonded with our current abode, nice as it was. The most annoying thing is really the fact that we’ve only been here a meager eight months and now find ourselves on the road again as the owners have decided to sell. Or rather try and sell as they’ve put it up at an astronomically high price. Strange considering we’re still teetering on the edges of recession but good luck to them anyway,
Following the current trend of MMORPGs, this blog has now become Free-To-Read. Current subscribers will be promoted to VIP status and receive a free photo once a month of me in my underwear to print out and stick on their wall or exchange as a form of currency with other blogs participating in the F2R scheme. For a small fee, Premium Readers will be able to view the entire contents of my blog and will receive a photo of me partial dressed in different apparel every month (bet you can’t wait for ‘Navy Month’ eh?). Free Readers will receive obscure, out of focus shots of myself and will only be able to view the first 200 words of every blog post. Some will probably consider that the best deal of all. The fools.
Anyway, enough with my attempts to pursue a career in male modelling. Let’s look at the best of the web from the last seven days:
A lotta hoop-la about this about communities in MMORPGs or, more specifically, the community in World of Warcraft, all in response to Wolfshead’s controversial article. Man, I love a bit of hullabaloo in the morning. Of course, all of this pales in comparison to the iFairy, a magical robot which marries couples in Japan. Now that’s technological progress.
The only image I could find of Spartacus: Blood and Sand that didnt contain nudity. Was fun looking though.
Ah Sunday evening. A time for reflecting on the previous weeks activities and denying the upcoming week. We cling onto every precious moment of the last few hours of the weekend, trying to fool ourselves that we don’t really need seven hours sleep and that every minute less with our head on the pillow is another moment more of pure blissful weekend freedom. Unfortunately I can’t do much about the impending daybreak but I can reflect upon the last week’s blogging shenanigans…
Sorry, I just couldnt bring myself to put a picture of Grace Jones on my blog.
Ahh, another exciting week for the MMORPG world. Funcom launched their first Age of Conan expansion, Eurogamer reviewed it then removed their review, and Lord of the Rings Online fought back on the European front by offering veterans a half price lifetime subscription as well as a free weeks play… which happened to coincide right with the launch of Rise of the Godslayer. Pistols at dawn!
I give it about a week before the lawyers come knocking at my door...
Another week has past and it’s time to round-up some of the best articles from across the Net. This week was especially exciting for World of Warcraft as it saw a lot of hoo-ha (official term for a fuss) over leaked Cataclysm info and images. A few sites are already showing Alpha screenshots whilst MMO-Champion has gone full hog and shown, well, everything. Yeah, I don’t know how that ties in with the NDA and apparently neither does anyone else as proven by the 83 pages of comments on MMO-Champion, filled with opinions ranging from, to paraphrase, “Boubouille better get used to the company of men as he’s going to end up in jail” to “serves Blizzard right for having a NDA in the first place”. All I can keep thinking is thank goodness Blizzard’s Alphas are more polished than most companies released products otherwise the leaks might put people off the game.
Gordon was born on the mean-streets of suburban Holland and learned to fist fight without remorse in steel cage matches at an early age. He now lives in Edinburgh with his wife and their imaginary Nigerian bodyguard, Mr Itunu.