ginger: (karrec/kazren)
Today's discovery:

If you kill the pre-Baron abominations in Stratholme outside the starting gates to their area, the Baron will not open the door and send out Ramstein the Gorger and the Rivendare Hockey Team. Known issue, the GM said.

Another attempt at soloing Undead Strat foiled. This one went far better than the last one though - zero deaths for me, unlike last time. Still not sure what I'm going to do about the skelly waves though, without any AOE besides holy water.

(Last time, I mistimed the abominations, was stuck with a handful of bile-thingies keeping me from drinking and eating when the last one died, and got pwned by Ramstein due to lack of mana/HP, and didn't have time to go back for another shot because of a scheduled Kara raid.)

Third time's the charm, aye? :)
ginger: (karrec/kazren)
Dear Feathermoon:

When I left for work at 7:25, the armory was at 93%. Think you can get it finished by the time I get home? That would be awesome.

Love,
Ginger

Today has potential for extreme awesome for Karrec. She's got the badges and scope for her new crossbow, she's less than 900 rep from exalted with the SSO, and has (in theory) a MrT run lined up before I have to leave for the evening, so Mr. Kael'thas can just drop his hunter chestpiece real quick for me. That'd be pretty spifftastic.

WRT exalted with the SSO: I'm contemplating picking up the Shattered Sun Pendant of Might instead of my current Worgen Claw Necklace - would lose 17 hit, but the new crossbow has 14 hit on it. On the other hand, Karrec is not currently hit-capped as it is (she's at 136 - capped is 142), so I'm not sure. Overall, she'd lose a couple agility and a couple of stam, 3 hit rating, and gain some 18-odd attack power. *ponder*
ginger: (karrec/kazren)
Aww yeah.

Who's the super fast hunter who adopted Speedy the Swift Green Griffon? Why, that would be MY super fast hunter zippin' around up there on Speedy the Swift Green Griffon.
ginger: (method to the madness)
Recent happenings.

Good -
- lots of good WoW developments - several first-kills, a flaming horsie with fangs, level 50 and a water elemental named Fred.
- My baby brother proposed to his girlfriend on Christmas day, and she accepted. (Related weird: This means that my 25-year-old brother will have a 11-year-old stepson. Also weird: Both my younger siblings are dating people older than me. I am the only one who finds any of this weird.)
- I have about six knitting projects currently on needles.
- In correlation, I have about twelve million various movies/TV series in queue to watch/rewatch in the not-so-distant future.
- The girls did absolutely AWESOME at their initiation last night - every single one of them, including the pro tems, had at least a 95% accuracy rate on their parts. (They need to practice their square corners, IMO, but Michigan Rainbow was rather more formal than Washington Rainbow appears to be. Or maybe it's just that my mother advisor was a million years old and picky.)
- At the installation on Saturday, not only is one of the board members bringing me the OES Petition I've been waiting for for two months, but apparently the Worthy Matron will be there and I can meet her. Spiffy.

Bad -
- I had my first math exam last night. I think I might've eked out a good solid C. On the plus side, the rest of the class involves less graphing and more actual equations, and he tosses out the lowest of the three exams for grading purposes.
- The closet door behind my desk randomly fell off the track last night. This has been happening a lot in our apartment lately. I don't like it when sliding doors jump off their tracks for no explainable reason.
- Still waiting on both of my W2s and both of Dan's W2s. Feh.
- Coworker? So. So. So. Stupid.

Awesome -
- Who has plane tickets to Nashville for the third week of June? OH HAY THAT WOULD BE ME.
ginger: (karrec/kazren)
The Kara raid that Karrec is in is ending shortly - today's run was the second to last.

So Attumen the Horseman was kind enough to drop the Fiery Warhorse's Reins.

The raid Vent channel erupted in squeeful awesome.

We all rolled.



I shrieked. I babbled. I could not make any real words come out.



My hands started to shake. (Okay, maybe it's kind of lame, but damn, yo, I was excited!)

And ... then I proceeded to facepull half the Maiden's hallway because I was totally distracted and turned the wrong way. And promptly died. Luckily, no one else did. (Once the raid started clearing Kara regularly, we skipped Attumen and the Maiden every week and went back for them after everything else was dead, so despite being most commonly considered the first and third bosses, we did them as the last two.)

Then we all trooped outside for a horsey fashion show! Only I kept getting stood on by PVP-flagged horde and was getting weird lag, so I didn't take screenshots there. I should, when it's less busy.

Instead I took my screenshots on one of the islands in Nagrand :)



Midnight has FANGS, yo.
ginger: (karrec/kazren)
Ok. Raiding last week? Sucked. It sucked so bad that I didn't even want to talk about it. (Of the four raids I generally do, two were canceled before even getting started, and one was sucking so badly that we called it after a half hour.)

This week MORE than made up for it.

Friday night, Kedria in 25-mans: We one-shot Magtheridon, one-shot Lurker, and made a not-sloppy first attempt on Hydross, dropping him to ... 60%, I think?
Saturday night, Kedria in 25-mans: We went into TK and scored a first kill on Void Reaver, landing our RL and the good shaman the raid's first T5, then went on to take a shot at Al'ar and got him to 70% on our first (and only) attempt.
Sunday, Karrec in Karazhan: Fucking rocked. We skipped Attumen and Maiden, to be sure we had plenty of time for attempts on Prince and Nightbane (as we've only killed Prince once before, and never dropped Nightbane). So we proceeded to one-shot Moroes, Oz, Curator, Shade of Aran, Illhoof, Netherspite...then Prince...and then that goddamn undead beast of a dragon. One-shot, first kill. Then we decided to go back, since we still had almost an hour left, and finish out Attumen and the Maiden to complete our first full-clear. And *cough* wiped on Attumen's trash, because of an accidental double-pull.

First double-pull was my lizard's fault. He went flapping off into the next room of his own free will, and I mashed on my LIZARD GET YOUR DUMB ASS BACK HERE BEFORE I KILL YOU button. He came back, bringing a group of four with him, and someone commented on Vent, "Lizard's bringing adds." I replied, "Could've been worse. When he flew off, he had Midnight targeted." (Midnight being the boss's horse which starts the boss fight.) We survived that one, no problem. After that, we had the pally AOE-tanking, only the priest shackled one of the adds to pull, so his add was still in the other room. Said pally charged the last add, accidentally body-pulled the next group, and that was the one that wiped us.

And as a nice bit of icing on the cake, Karrec got her T4 head token off the Prince. :) Next run is the day before my birthday - maybe he'll give me my bow then. :)

(On a side note, Karrec's leatherworking is now at 340, and Kedria's is at 368. Two primal nethers and a buttload of primal shadows, and she can make her Shadowprowler's Chestguard. (Need to figure out what the heck to gem it with too.)
ginger: (lolz)
Discoveries of late:
- Karrec cannot in fact solo Ramparts.
- Heroic Auchenai Crypts: Totally not worth the hassle.
+ Kedria can clear a 225 gold profit easily on a Quiver of a Thousand Feathers, even buying the primal air and feathers on the AH. And it still gives her LW points! (4 more to go before she can make her Shadowprowler's Chestguard!)
- ...and then I get to start working on Karrec's LW. (Note to self: Look into what's involved in switching from tribal to dragonscale leatherworking.)
+ Kedria can make cauldrons of major nature protection and major fire protection, discovered the transmute to turn primal earth into primal life, and can make the Bag of Many Hides.
+ Once she racks up those last four LW points, she will be able to start making Drums of OMG Fastness, which I'm thinking will be very nice for raids (80 haste rating for half a ZA raid for 25% of a boss fight? Nothing to scoff at!), as long as I don't end up in any groups with hunters with too much haste rating. Waiting for confirmation from my RL that they shouldn't screw up tanks - I've already been *cough* Highly Encouraged by the caster DPS lead to use them :)
ginger: (karrec/kazren)
Ooh, it's on now.

I topped the damage meter before, and that was awesome.

My ego bumps up a little bit when I top the damage meter even while T's mage is in the raid, because historically, he kicks my butt by a good 3-5%.

Yesterday, I did in fact top the meter overall for the whole raid run (which was a spectacularly awesome run, by the way - one-shot on Shade, one-shot first kill on Illhoof, one-shot on Netherspite, and three-shot first kill on Prince, with our very first attempt dropping his dumb ass to 15%), and this morning, after the overall stat report was posted, I got this PM:

"All I have to say is that's a damn good job.

That and now I'm coming fully enchanted with consumables next week. I suggest you do the same :D"

the shopping list is prepared! )

I have until Sunday morning.

Edit: Currently sitting at 1535 AP totally unbuffed :D
ginger: (karrec/kazren)
*snoopy dance* Overall #1 on the damage meter last night, even with crap for DPS on Moroes and all the AOE groups :D and 597 DPS for the night! It's no 958, but I am certainly pleased with my progress in the last month or two :D *snoopy dance*
ginger: (lolz)
It was a pretty good weekend, though as usual regretfully short.

Friday night:
We two-shot the High King (grrrr - Krosh Firehand, we hate you) and one-shot Gruul, then banged our heads against the Lurker for a while. Post-raid, I hung out with a lovely pair of awesomeness and ate Chinese food and watched Next.

Saturday:
Leveled my mageling a bit - she's now well past the L25 bump, which is where my alts tend to flag, and has only 13 levels to go before she doesn't have to flippin' TRUDGE everywhere! (Her elephant will be named Walnut.) Bashed our heads on Lurker some more. People were being dumb, and one of our sub-leads didn't seem to be interested in calling out individually anyone who was being dumb, so the raid leader decided to call out the raid as a whole - and while it didn't do well by the half of the raid who wasn't being dumb, it seemed to do the trick on most of the ones who WERE. We took two more shots after the dressing-down - the first would've been successful if the fish in the water hadn't respawned when the Lurker was at 30%, and the second was quite succesful with only two deaths, one due to repeated DCs.

Sunday:
Karrec's Kara raid one-shot most of the bosses they've downed before, and two-shot Curator for a first-blood kill. Woot! Next week, I'm actually going to try to DPS Moroes between traps. *shock* Post-Kara, there was a Mech run where the Calculator did not drop either of the items Karrec needs :( and, after that, I was planning to go yarn and movie, when I was advised that my favorite paladin was planning to solo the panther boss in Zul'Gurub and wanted witnesses. So five of us went along to watch, and I tested the new video capability built into the Mac client as of 2.2 - seems to work quite nicely! Paladin of Sparkly Awesomesauce dropped her on the second attempt, after a 29 minute fight. We also spanked the raptor and tiger bosses, meanwhile dying a couple of times on various trash, mostly because people pulled two or three areas at a time. Cracked me up, I tell you what.
ginger: (karrec/kazren)


Wondertwins on space goats! That's [livejournal.com profile] clockworktomato's Akumae on a....Cobalt War Talbuk, I think? and my Karrec, my first WoW character ever, on a White War Talbuk. Woot!
ginger: (karrec/kazren)
The magic formulae:

10x + 500y = 19000
y > 9x

....I think?

for the dorky explanation )
ginger: (karrec/kazren)
These days, my time seems to be occupied mostly by things what begin with W.

Work:
Ok, not so time-occupying, except in that I need to be there. (With the exception of today, where I missed half my IMs because I was working on a big pile of junk. Dammit.) However, a couple of weeks ago I put in my notice at BYVS, and this past Saturday was my last evening there. They were sad to see me go, and the manager assured me that I was welcome back at any time.

Wedding:
19 more days, and then I will not have to worry about any of it anymore, except the name changing, which is cake. (Been there, done that.) For now, I have to finish and print the programs, print out the ceremony/notes, pick up the wedding license, polish up the weekend schedule (which will mostly affect me and my houseguests), pick out and order plants for centerpieces, poke anyone who hasn't RSVP'ed yet to do so, final fitting on my dress, and we MUST MUST MUST clean the office and bedroom before the in-laws show up. (They will demand a tour, as they've never seen this place, and in the current state of affairs, I'd be embarassed to show them anything beyond closed doors.) (On a less stressful note, 2 weeks from RIGHT NOW, I will be preparing to leave to pick up my Joyce from the airport! Woo!)

Watching movies and working on various crafty projects:
These two things go hand in hand, pretty much. I currently have 4 knitting projects in various stages of "on the needles", ranging from "I just need to frigging buckle down and finish the damn thing" to "I have 18 days to finish this if it's going to be ready at my wedding rehearsal" to "I just cast on last night and probably have to rip and try again with smaller needles". I'm also 90% done with sewing a dress that may be either my wedding rehearsal dress or my going-away-from-wedding dress, with another pattern/fabric combo ready to go. As to movies, I didn't like Children of Men because it was boring, turned off Notes on a Scandal when Dame Judi Dench started macking on Cate Blanchett, boggled at the evilness of the nuns in The Magdalene Sisters, and totally lost it when Anya wanted to know why Joyce didn't just get back in her body and drink fruit punch in the Buffy S5 episode "The Body". (I should be finishing season 5 this weekend.) I picked up Center Stage and Jesus Christ Superstar on VHS for fifty cents each, Ari and I started Babylon 5 Season 5, and I have an HBO miniseries on Elizabeth 1 that I'm very much looking forward to. And I think my bridesmaids are conspiring to have me watch Steel Magnolias at my hen party, so I need to remember to make sure I get hold of it for that night. :)

WoW: gets its own alliterative set of sub-categories )
ginger: (karrec/kazren)
Karrec's first Hakkar fight, and....

ginger: (karrec/kazren)
*pout*

Kazren won't change color anymore - with patch 1.12, he's permanently red.
ginger: (karrec/kephren)
Dear Twilight Cultists:

Wear more clothes.

No love,
Karrec.

Dear Ginger:
Make a userpic of Karrec and Kaz. :P
ginger: (baby moose)
3-Day: Training is going spectacularly. On the fundraising front, my little thermometer is currently sitting at $1715 of $2200. The fundraising link is on the sidebar of my journal page, and I'll repost it the first Monday of each month. I've found several good paths in my neighborhood for training walks: one 3-mile loop, one 4-mile loop, and one 4.5 mile loop. Annoyingly, I'm getting into a part that involves 5-mile walks. :P Oh well - six works just as well, or I can fake it :)

Crafting: I've got the summer Eris still on needles (need to finish the hem cabling and the sleeves), plus three more projects I need to order the yarn for. I've been toying with ideas to make an organizer pouch for a bag, and also a summer dress or two.

Exercise: I started a new belly-dance session last night - it's a shorter session though due to the holidays at the end of May. It's nice enough that I'm going to start riding my bicycle for my cross-training, I think.

Family: Dan and I loved our trip to Vegas. I'm going to visit my grandmother in a couple of weeks, and Joyce and Jeff are coming to visit in June. Yay!

Gaming: Nephari waived her DNR order and let Orithoc resurrect her after being slain by a Death Slaad, after the boys pointed out that without Nephari, they can't go on through the dungeon, since she's the only melee character. I do, however, intend to start putting together my moose druid character. Karrec has the first 3 pieces of her Dungeon 2 set and is working on getting the next 3. Kedria hit L29 and is well on her way to 30.

New Years' Goal: I ended my streak of 100% by forgetting to eat fruit or veggies on one day, but then started up another one the very next week.

Reading: I've been chowing through books on the e-reader. I read a series of four trashy romance novels while we were coming to and from Vegas, and I've been reading the first book in the Abhorsen series (I forget if that's the actual name of it, but whatever) by Garth Nix.

School: So far, I'm on schedule. Though I need to work the vocab-only classes into the schedule too, they've fallen by the wayside so far as they don't have any in-class-required components.

Watching: Armageddon. That's........yeah, that's about it. And I re-watched Rent the other night. Ari and I are going to watch some B5 tonight :D

Work: Pretty light. We're in my downtime half of the year, but I've got some non-urgent stuff I've been working on.
ginger: (karrec/kephren)
So I hit L60 the other night. :)

A couple nights before that, I was in Scholomance with [livejournal.com profile] sheeplass and [livejournal.com profile] fishsupreme and [livejournal.com profile] pyran and [livejournal.com profile] clockworktomato, and I got my Ancient Bone Bow. The same night, the Beaststalker's Cap dropped, Ari and I both rolled for it, and I won by two.

But I stopped feeling bad when he got purple pants for spending 10 minutes in Molten Core. :)

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