TNB, of course, is the Twisted Nether Blogcast. As I’m slowly putting back together my computer with things I had set up, like mail tags & sorting, I decided, hey, why not load TNB into the iTunes podcast subscription thingy and listen some? So I did. I feel a little daunted by it being episode 75; serial things like lore or TV series or books I feel like I have to start from the beginning, how it was “meant” to be experienced, etc. However, if the other 74 episodes are two hours long…I’d be here forever.
Need More Guest is titled so because the schedule guest couldn’t make it, so Nibuca & Fimlys rambled on about various topics for two hours. It’s not boring, actually, because 15 minutes into it I kept thinking and pondering on what they were discussing. The problem was I was thinking loudly (thinking loudly silently?) and had to keep stopping and rewinding the cast in order to fully listen to and think about everything. Then, y’know, this strange parallel popped into my head of how this happens in lecture and maybe I should take notes as I go and fill it all out later. Three hours later (for a two-hour podcast <.< >.>) I had this large plain text file. It tickled Nibuca, anyway.
So, let’s write MORE on it.
Yeah, that was a bad idea.
This post will just deal with the little things I found interesting and some stuff about the podcast itself. The five big categories of topics in the middle are what really set me off on pondering tangents. For the programming, well, programming really tickles me. The account security awareness discussion is a big thing going on, and TSR has been hacked before; I felt like discussing it and sharing what we’ve done to combat being hacked. The speculation on Cataclysm was a really big tangent: I spent most of it pondering warlock changes and what-ifs. The Blue postage mildly interests me — I don’t often browse the forums because half of it seems more attention-whoring than actual news. And last but not least, I went pondering on the differences between 10mans and 25mans with the recent Invincible bomb.
If you see any of those posts pop up over the next few days, this is why.
TNB75: Need More Guest
In the little intro “This is the Twisted Nether Blogcast” I heard Larisa’s voice for the first time and revealed how much of a dumbass I was. See, I never read the about section since Larisa’s writing just sucks me in, so the Swedish accent (because, guess what, she’s SWEDISH) rather stunned my little default American accent voice into silence.
Self, you fail.
Anyway, way towards the end, the podcast got wrapped up with things going on in the WoW blogosphere. Hot Topics had the return of Ratshag (whom I’m not terribly familiar with, but I guess I should) and Tamarind’s big raid leading deal. I’ve tried raid leading, and yeah, it’s one of those things where you start to realize how much you do or don’t know or do or don’t care about or how stressful behind the keyboard you can become. And, geez, I’ve only done “let’s go alt run Naxx.” Fucking forget ICC or progression. On the flip side, I stress out less over numbers and loot. Because I guess I’ve realized numbers & loot aren’t really that worth it to blow a casket over.
The Shared Topic for the week was “What happens after Arthas?” I admit, I’m kind of sad I couldn’t do this one. I love speculating on things, but I’m as much not a lore nerd as a Wookie is not Star Trek. I mean, I get the gist of medieval fantasy and those stereotypes & archetypes in WoW, but the actual fun-loving specifics…I have none. But I’ve started reading Rise of the Horde, so I guess I’ll get there…eventually.
Next week Miss Medicina will be on! I love Miss Medicina, really I do. Love the writing. I have her Disc leveling guide bookmarked for my latest alt project. Hopefully I can remember at 11pm tomorrow to join the TNB chat.
In Voices from the Nether, Fimlys was talking about giving TNB feedback, whether through emails or comments or what. Well, consider this my call of hysterical laughter, Fim. Maybe I’ll even go pondering every episode I listen to.