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Teenagers Today Don't Know A Thing

Sat Nov 22, 2014, 12:04 PM
Ran across this again from someone who wanted to make excuses for his "ignorance of the online rules." Especially when it comes to art theft.

"But I'm only 15!"

Dude, you really should know better.  Is being 15 mean that you're a kindergartener?  Because "I'm only-" is what I expect a 5-year old to say.  

I hate sounding old, because I do have a good clear memory of my teenage years, rather than the actual old people who make this argument...

Bt when I was his age, I was expected not to make excuses for not knowing the rules of an establishment.  Usually, I had some common sense.  Hell, when I first joined an actual message board, I at least read the rules FIRST before I started posting.

When I first came to DA, I knew what this place was.  And I actually did read the rules.  Hell, I'm still reading them now when it comes to their changes.  

I pretty much suggest this to a lot of people, please just take the time and read the rules.

And also, on an art site, if it doesn't belong to you, then do not post it.  That's common sense.  You wanna share someone's images in a journal, then use Photobucket.  That's what I do.  

And I like the idea when if someone posts something that you did from DA in a journal on DA, you get a notice stating that you have been mentioned.  Meaning people can come and visit your artwork.  That is awesome.

Remember, please, if it is not yours, do not post it on an art site, making people think it is yours.  

If you're wondering what he stole, it was this...

Varathael commission by Ghostwalker2061

And I have seen people steal this...

The Battle by Ghostwalker2061

Always my older stuff, never the newer ones.



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Concerning Anduin x Wrathion

Fri Nov 21, 2014, 9:27 PM
I know someone is going to ask me if this will ever happen in the Pandaria stories.  The answer is, no.  Like fuck no.  

It's a character derailment.

The Wrathion x Anduin pairing makes no sense at all given the characters: they're much more interesting with the contentious, rather sarcastic friendship they have going, and forcing them together massively breaks their characters and makes no sense from a story perspective. I mean, Anduin even explicitly states that he doesn't trust Wrathion, and with good reason.

So, there will be none of that happening.  But I may do more Wrathion and Neltharion images, because there needs to be more of these, and not images that just depict Wrathion standin in the shadow of Deathwing...or something.  I want him interacting with his dad.



  • Listening to: Thriller (cover) by LoveCrave
  • Reading: Mass Effect 3 Times as Different
  • Watching: The Time Machine I found at a Yard Sale
  • Playing: Plants vs. Zombies
  • Eating: Rice
  • Drinking: Vanilla Coke

Warlords of Draenor is Here

Thu Nov 20, 2014, 3:24 PM
Well, it's official guys.  It's here.

 photo WoD_zpsada64a44.jpg

I have not paid for my subscription in a while, so I can't play it just yet.  But no, I haven't deleted WoW from my computer either.  Until I get my new job and I can get far along in the Pandaria story, I won't be playing just yet.  It doesn't mean I won't be following what's going on either.

So far though, this is the only Warlords of Draenor related image I have done yet.

The Black's Rage by Ghostwalker2061


Grom and Garrosh Hellscream capture Neltharion for their plans to conquer Azeroth.

And it reads like this...

Grom: "Who and what is this Earth-Warder you speak of?"
Garrosh: "The god-like creature that commands an entire planet.  If we are to conquer that planet, we must conquer him first.  Just by defeating the Alliance is not enough so long as the Earth-Warder still stands unchallenged."
Yeah, when I get there, we're gonna have some fun.  But first Pandaria is going to help get to the point.  Garrosh is going to learn a lot about Neltharion, what he is, who he is...a bit more than a mortal SHOULD know.  

What can I say about Garrosh, I've made him very terrifyingly intelligent.




Garrosh preview by Ghostwalker2061



Like a lot of stories I've written where I've pretty much beefed up the character to make them a bit more intimidating, or hell even competent than the source material allows, Neltharion isn't the only one who had an upgrade.  

What I plan on for Ji Firepaw in the Pandaria story is probably one of the various sneaky Cold Wars Garrosh is going to do in Pandaria.  Cold Wars, espionage, intrigue, this is something that Neltharion cannot handle.  Meaning his power is his weakness, so I'm gonna have some fun with Garrosh in Pandaria and if I get to Warlords of Draenor, I'll have even more fun.



  • Listening to: Thriller (cover) by LoveCrave
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  • Playing: Plants vs. Zombies
  • Eating: Rice
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Art Thieves

Thu Nov 20, 2014, 11:16 AM
Well, I got another art thief.  Who took this.

Varathael commission by Ghostwalker2061

He stole it off site and posted it on some furry site, claiming he "found this from a friend".

I really hate art thieves.



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Ji Firepaw and Aysa Cloudsinger

Wed Nov 19, 2014, 11:43 AM
Okay, since another chapter has been posted on Rise of the Sha.  Go here for new chapter... Rise of the Sha Chpt 8

I thought I would talk about something I plan on doing once I have the Alliance and Horde officially show up in the story.  Right now, there's a few Alliance and Horde in the Jade Forest.  And the mists are somewhat still up, but are thinning currently.  That way we can have one of Garroh's special electromagnetic airships crash...Hellscream's Fist and unleash little Sha creatures in the Thunder Hold.  Then the mists will be completely clear.

Bringing in the Alliance and the Hoard brings up an interesting thing that I could use...Garrosh being the dick he is by making many Pandaren who decide to join the Horde hate on Neltharion.  The Math Nerd came up with this one.

"So Garrosh would have to conduct a “Cold” war, relying on Stealth, misdirection, politics, assassination, subterfuge, and small skirmishes. Making the Pandaren hate and mistrust Nel, making them see Nel as a monster, would be a major goal of the Horde."




So I figured out how I could make this a possibility.  By bringing in two Wandering Isle Pandaren who already have joined sides, Aysa Cloudsinger of the Tushui and Ji Firepaw of the Houjin.  

Aysa joined the Alliance, because she saw that the Alliance followed her path...as in the Path of Enlightenment as Neltharion had said.  Patience and vigil.  Pretty much.



While Ji Firepaw joined the Horde because he found the Horde followed the path of the Houjin much like him.  The Path of Might, actions speak louder than words.

Ji-FirePaw by 6kart

However, I hope that Neltharion pretty much would embody both paths.  He knows when to sit back and listen, wait for the opportune moment.  Gather all info, when he's being calm and not overly emotional.  But he also knows when to act.  When to just go because waiting would only lead making things worse.  But the Houjin thing happens with Nel when he's also heavily emotional and irrational.

So here's the plan.

General Nazgrim is going to report back to Garrosh that he spotted Neltharion.  I'm gonna have Nel with the Whitepaws and Anduin, after they escape from the SI:7 guys who want to take Anduin back to Stormwind.  They will either attempt to get to Ren's village where Neltharion and Anduin finally split up, having Neltharion go look for the Jade Serpent (upon the request of the Shade of Ling Heartfist in the Den of Sorrows).  And Ren also mentions to find Lorewalker Cho who can help Nel see the Jade Serpent.  Which of course will lead to the first major Sha encounter, the Sha of Doubt at the Jade Serpent Temple.  

SI:7 will report to Varian Wrynn in Stormwind that Anduin is with Neltharion.  Nazgrim will report to Garrosh that Neltharion is on Pandaria.  And this will lead both sides wanting to come to Pandaria.  Well, it will lead to Garrosh wanting to come to Pandaria officially, which will kick off the Landing Segment, and Varian wanting to come to Pandaria because well his son is more important than Neltharion.  Which is understandable.

This is what I intend to do.  The chapter which involves both Varian and Garrosh is going to pretty much have them tell Neltharion's story to both Aysa and Ji...but they tell it from their point of view.

I have plan for Garrosh to tell Ji that Deathwing (as Garrosh calls him) is an evil dragon and that the Pandarens and other cultures of Pandaria must be wary of him.  They should not trust him, and he'll use various reasons for it.  One is of course what Neltharion did to the Barrens after the Fall of Theramore, and the major climate change caused by the supervolcano.  All that stuff that happened in Wrath of the Warchief will be mentioned in Sha as Garrosh's stance on how bad Neltharion is.  And he asks that since Ji is Pandaren, the other Pandaren might trust him more and believe his story.  So, he intends to send Ji ahead of himself to win over as many Pandarens as he can.

Varian does something similar with Aysa.  But instead, he tells Aysa that Neltharion is an ally that he cannot afford to lose.  Keep in mind, this does not mean that Varian respects Neltharion as a person.  It means that Varian respects Neltharion's power and so long as he plays up to Neltharion's good side, he can have access to that power, which would give the Alliance the stronger advantage over the Horde.  

He'll tell Aysa what happened in Theramore, and the supervolcano, but he will mention that this events only happened because Garrosh did not heed Neltharion's warnings.  As Jaina may have informed Varian that Neltharion attempted to stop Garrosh at the gate so that there would not be any bloodshed.  However, that plan was foiled when Neltharion saw the bomb being dropped and he rushed off to grab it in order to prevent Theramore's destruction.  He will mention that Garrosh has brought back into the fold Dark Shamans who were once a part of the Twilight Hammers, and how Deathwing, an evil spirit controlling Neltharion, was able to yank powerful information from the Aspect that Garrosh used to build his MAC cannon and the electromagnetic airships.

He'll tell Aysa that Garrosh stole a powerful artifact from the Blue Dragonflight, which was responsible for creating the Mana Bomb that destroyed Theramore.  And this has made Garrosh and many of his followers enemies to the Blue Dragonflight.

Varian will say that Garrosh has the Dragonmaw who enslave Neltharion's children and turn them into beasts of burden and of war.  And this is all to show Aysa that a lot of what Neltharion did was due to Garrosh.  Varian will remind her that he personally does not trust neltharion, mostly because of Deathwing, but also because Aspects are neutral.  But he cannot afford to have Neltharion against him when their goals align at this time.  He'll mention that Velen and Anduin both trust Neltharion.  Jaina is Neltharion's friend since Theramore.  

And that's when he then tells Aysa to go to Pandaria ahead of him in order to bring Pandaren to the Alliance side.  And if anyone mentions Neltharion, to explain to them that Neltharion is a friend of the Alliance.  And that any action he's done against the Horde was done with good reason.


Neltharion the Worldmender by Ghostwalker2061

So we are going to have some fun with Neltharion in Pandaria.  Neltharion himself is going to meet up with Yu'lon the Jade Serpent, who he finds out was a good friend of his from prior to the Sundering.  We find that Nel 1.0 was good friends with the August Celestials prior to the Sundering.  And hopefully this might smooth things over as well.  But who knows.  But we are going to have fun with this.  So...what do you think?

Sorry if it looks like I changed skins.  Trying to find a better autumn skin for the journal.  I think this one works.  Of course next month I'll be switching to the Christmas theme journal skin.  But I do like this one.





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Cthulhu Kills Justin Bieber

Mon Nov 17, 2014, 9:10 PM
I remember when 2010 was like my best year.  I missed 2010.  I mean it was when I made this thing...


Night Chase by Ghostwalker2061

And this thing...

The Battle by Ghostwalker2061

Fine times.  Well, let's just go back and relive something else that is equally awesome.  Justin Bieber getting crushed by the Great Cthulhu.  I swear, when I saw that episode, I died laughing.  It was also during the time when I was doing the Free Hugs thing to get people's minds off of stupid anti-Abortion propaganda, you know, those people who love showing off pictures of dead fetuses. Yeah, those assholes.  





All hail the Great Cthulhu, savior of humanity!




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Tectonic Divergence Series

Sun Nov 16, 2014, 10:42 PM
Neltharion the Worldmender by Ghostwalker2061

I wanted to repost the links to each of the stories.

Math Nut came up with a series title, called Tectonic Divergence.

Meanings:
  • Tectonic:
    • Plate tectonics
    • Relating to the structure of earth's crust and processes that take place within
    • Very significant change or development, widespread impact
    • Of or related to building or construction.
    • Large, massive
  • Divergence
    • Process of separation, parting, or bifurcation.
    • Difference or conflict of opinions.
    • Places where airflow or ocean currents diverge
    • Mathematical vector operator measuring the quantity of flux emanating from a vector field, indicating rate of mass, energy, heat or other gain/loss.
  • Tectonic Divergence
    • An area where plates move away from each-other, forming mid-ocean ridges or rift valleys.
  

Ten thousand years ago, a Dragon Aspect fell and a world was sundered. Yet that was a merely a reverberation from a deeper rift. For the Black Aspect was no longer one, but two. And so the fate of Azeroth hangs in the balance between each half, between Neltharion and Deathwing. For as one rises, the other falls.


Tectonic Divergence Series

1) Romancing the Coffer by Ghostwalker2061  [mirrors: FF]

Everyone called for his death now, all because of that monster. That monster who called himself Deathwing. And Neltharion welcomed death. For at least in death he would be freed from the mental prison, the torture. But before that, he wanted a chance to make it up to them...


2) The Hammer's Fall by Ghostwalker2061  [mirrors: FF]

There was one rule that all had to follow in the Twilight's Hammer... you serve or you die. Serve well, and you will die last. And through the whispers of the Old Gods they had found Deathwing, their greatest ally. But for his betrayal, there could be only one punishment: Neltharion had to die, so Azeroth could crumble upon his death.


3) Wrath of the Warchief by Ghostwalker2061  [mirrors: FF]

My children are slaves. So tell me now: by what right do you ask me to allow the Horde to abuse them? By what right does Garrosh make people see Deathwing when Neltharion stands before them? By what right does Garrosh endanger my world? 


4) Pandaria: Rise of the Sha (preview) by Ghostwalker2061  [mirrors: FF]

"One day, these mountains I have created will be your tomb. For your actions are poisoning the land, and that is the place that your current path will lead, Lei Shen." And so the great beast's words came to pass. Yet one lesson the beast did not teach: Pride. Perhaps the students were not ready. But when that lesson comes, we must be prepared to learn.


Side Stories

[none currently]


Non-Canon Side Stories

*) Murozond's Gift by Ghostwalker2061  [mirrors: FF]

Sometimes, Alexstrasza, I wish...I wish I could turn back the clock. Correct every sin I did. If you could go back, would you? Would you stop me from becoming Deathwing? If I had not been thrown into madness, then so many lives would have been spared. Just to have that chance...


Illustrations

*) Neltharion Gallery by Ghostwalker2061


Credits

NeltharionDeathwing, and Warcraft copyright (c) Blizzard Entertainment.

Earth-Warder Pandaren Portrait by Ghostwalker2061

And I would like to thank renndor for helping out.

He is cute.  And he weighs over 13 million metric tons.  Nel is FAT!







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Neltharion's mass

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 6:40 PM
Well, I think we just calculated Nel's weight.  

How fat is the squishy?

Neltharion the Worldmender by Ghostwalker2061

Prior to the bloating that happened at Azuremyst Isle and the Mana Bomb, Neltharion was 
3,327,912 metric tons.  Oh, god that's fat.

Wait for it.  He's now even FATTER since the bloating at the end of Wrath of the Warchief.

We're now still calculating just how much weight Neltharion put on after Azuremyst.  

Okay, do you see why I don't think Godzilla can be a match for this guy?  

And since everyone wants to use the Legendary Godzilla stats...this is Godzilla's weight from the 2014 movie.  Godzilla as of the 2014 movie is 90 thousand metric tons.  Neltharion before Wrath of the Warchief was 3 million 3 hundred and 27 thousand, 9 hundred and 12 metric tons.  

Neltharion is over 3 million tons, people.  All Nel would have to do is fall on Godzilla and it would be over.  Okay?  

Yes, Neltharion is very overweight.  He also quite cute and huggable.  But he's so FAT!  Hug the Squishy!




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Pandaria Rise of the Sha chpt 7

Sat Nov 15, 2014, 11:01 AM
Okay, good news, new chapter.

Pandaria: Rise of the Sha Chpt 7

Neltharion at last is on Pandaria after a small jaunt through the planet's core.  

And we get to meet up with Anduin in this chapter as well as some Pandaren friends who are with Anduin.  The Whitepaws.

The next chapter will give us an inkling about who these shadow creatures Neltharion had been seeing.  I am actually following a little bit of the Alliance questline where the Adventurer finds Anduin with the Whitepaws and then go into the Den of Sorrow to find that giant scroll about the Vale of Eternal Blossoms as well as fight off these corrupted, dead Jinyu spirits who had been corrupted by the Sha.

And it is through here that I'll have Neltharion begin to find more and more pieces about what's going on with Pandaria.  It also tells him of the Vale, which is, well, a giant Titan R&D lab where we find out at the end of the expansion that the still beating heart of Y'shaarj is still inside of.  I basically mentioned Y'shaarj in the last few chapters, he's that seven-headed elephant creature...the statue Jaina found in Ulduar, along with this...



The Sha stain glass window.  

Although Jaina is not on screen, she is actually helping Neltharion and the other Aspects piece together what Neltharion saw in his dreams.  So, when she finally makes her appearance in the story again, especially when Garrosh finds the Divine Bell, I'm gonna have Neltharion show up in Dalaran, after being summoned by Jaina...so she can tell him what she found.

So there's actually going to be a lot going on behind the scenes and not on screen.  Nel isn't the only guy doing all the work here.  I am having other characters help out.

Also, when we get to the bit about the two SI:7 agents wanting Anduin to come home, I will be doing that bit where Anduin basically "mind rapes" them into agreeing that he must stay while he, the Whitepaws, and Neltharion get away.  And Nel is gonna have a little chat about that as well, saying he disapproves of what Anduin did.  But the main thing that may happen specifically is this, all of this is leading up to the Vale, leading up to Neltharion possibly leaving Anduin for a moment to find Lorewalker Cho, who is a Pandaren historian that can give him some insight on Pandaria's history since the Sundering.  

And eventually this will lead to Nel's first fight with a giant Sha creature.  The bit about the Jade Serpent Statue being destroyed.

Um the mists will fall at least within the next chapter, or the one following before the Sha rises up from the statue.  But in the current chapter 7, they are beginning to thin.  Neltharion sees a shaft of sunlight beaming through the clouds, so the mists are starting to thin.  It also means the Sha are gaining strength, especially now that Neltharion is around.




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Pandaria Rise of the Sha chpt 6 redo

Fri Nov 14, 2014, 10:28 AM
I actually changed some things in Chapter Six per the instructions of :iconrenndor: 

I hope people will go and read the new verion.

And I am writing chapter 7.

Neltharion the Worldmender by Ghostwalker2061

Neltharion is cute and adorable.  But above all, he does have a rather sucky life.




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Just Fall

Thu Nov 13, 2014, 8:58 PM
I had been looking out for an autumn skin for my journals and I think I found one.  Looks pretty good.

Yes I am working on the next chapter of Pandaria: Rise of the Sha.

And here's some pretty images.

An Autumn Dawn by Ghostwalker2061  Malcho the Rain Serpent by Ghostwalker2061 The Dive by Ghostwalker2061The Black's Rage by Ghostwalker2061 Step Into the Light by Ghostwalker2061

Also I may be working on another fic for the coming of the final movie of the Hobbit Trilogy.  Yeah, it involves Smaug, because shut up.  I wanna call it a Cracked Fic because the premise is stupid but I can make it work.  It was an old story I wrote like 10 years ago, and only now did I try to revise it.  Goes on a what if Smaug survived.  Also, a little added stupid pairing just to make a lot of people pissed off.  I call it Smauriel.  

Again, to piss some of you off.  But the thing is written to be stupid, but so like well written that you can excuse it.  But it is stupid, just remember that.






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The Pandaren Language

Wed Nov 12, 2014, 11:33 AM
One thing I'm also thinking of is the Pandaren Language.

Actually, I just discovered that the Pandarens don't have a racial language anymore.  This is a canon thing.   According to Wowpedia, everyone on Pandaria speak the language of Mogu.  Well roughly, there's an odd dialect done by the Hozen, the monkey people who mix a little of their own slang with the Mogu language.

And the Mogu language is basically a dialect of the Titan language.  So, you might be seeing a bit more of the Titan language I made come up.

Thing is though, language do change over thousands of years.  Hell, they do it over the course of 500 years.  I mean it is stated that Shakespeare might be able to kinda understand us, but because of our heavy slang, some basic ideas and meanings might be lost.   The only people who have any hope of understanding us in the past, in English are people from roughly 200 to 150 years ago since that's when our language, American English, became standardized thanks in part to the printed book and the invention of a standard dictionary and spelling and that we kept logs of changes in English word meanings over the years.

Like when I wrote about the Elvish song from the Hobbit and made mention that the use of Faggot was not how we use it today.  Faggot during Tolkien's time and especially for the usage he was making in that song, meant a damp bundle of sticks, aka damp firewood.  Whereas today it means a derogatory word and insult for homosexual, mostly gay men.  Though some of us now want to use it to mean anyone who's an annoying asshole, and some of my gay friend agree to this meaning of that word.

So, what I intend to do is basically mix a little of Mogu Titanic, the language spoken in Pandaria, with Chinese and yes Japanese, since I know Japanese better than I know Chinese.  It was the easier Eastern language to learn.  In fact Japanese is a little closer to English when it comes to how they pronounce things and that each word pronunciation doesn't always express different meaning.  Not as vocal as Chinese, where the word Ma, depending on how you sound it, means like 15 different things.

But a lot of Romaji spelled Latin is actually going to sneak its way into a lot of the Mogu Titanic in the story.

And to try this out, I did a small scene with Anduin, Neltharion, and Ren Whitepaw, the Pandaren who saved Anduin when he first came to Pandaria from his shipwreck.

     

“I think he’s speaking…Titanic…” said Neltharion. “I mean it sounds like it.”

“How can he be speaking Titanic?” Anduin asked. “I thought that basically was a dead language now.”

“Not exactly,” said Neltharion. “Most languages, ones that came from Titan creations, you, me, dragons, dwarves, Tol’vir, that sort of thing…our languages all came from a root form.  That being the language of our creators.  The Titans.”

“Next you’d be asking if he can speak Draconic,” said Anduin.

“That would be impossible, it’s not an easy language many…non-Vs’shtakvi…uh non-dragonkin can pick up,” he said. “Okay, why not?  Shilta renthisj Vs’shtak?”

“Veh.”

“Ioth uoinota, renthisjic Vs’shtak!” Neltharion exclaimed with a powerful exhale.  

“What?”

“He speaks Draconic,” he replied. “I guess it’s because they’re similar words.  It’s just a weird off-shoot dialect.  That’s why he can understand me.  Ita is similar to eh in his language and veh in mine.  Well, veh is like saying ‘yeah’ in yours.  Slang word for ‘yes’.”

“Huh…” said Anduin.

“Huh…” Ren Whitepaw nodded.

“I guess ‘huh’ is universal,” said Anduin.

“Are you kidding?” Neltharion asked. “The word ‘huh’ is the oldest word in the world.  Every language has a form of ‘huh’ in it.  Even mine.  It over seventy thousand years old.”

“Okay, so, how do you say that you are a dragon in his language?” 

“Um…Ég drekonis,” said Neltharion.  “Ég drekonis.  Homo er.  Thou egis?”

“Annata wa dorekonizu-desuka?”

“Dorekonizu…” said Neltharion. “His dialect variant of the Titan word for dragon.”

“I wish we had Aysa Cloudsinger here,” said Anduin. “She could maybe understand him better than we.”

“Who is Aysa Cloudsinger?” Neltharion asked.

“The Pandaren from the Wandering Isle,” said Anduin. “I forgot, you haven’t been around for the last three months or so.  There was a discovery made, a gigantic turtle that was so large that it looked like an island.  It’s where the Pandarens who come and visit our lands come from.  Aysa and her friend Jojo Ironbrow came to Stormwind City right about the time you decided to stay with Velen and they joined the Alliance.  They say they are members of the Tushui…”

“Tushui-da…Irumineitai semitada.”

“Semita de illuminati,” said Neltharion. “The Path of Enlightenment.”

“Huojin?” said Anduin.

“Huojin-da.  Potentia semitada.”

“Semita de potentia,” said Neltharion. “The Path of Might.”

“I think you'll do fine as my translator, Lord Neltharion.  Introduce me.”

“Ipse Wrynn Anduin-regni filius,” said Neltharion. “Neltharion sum.  Um…Tsuchi Shugo…Faciem Aserota…um…faciem mundi?”

“I’m sorry,” began Ren. “I’m afraid I do not know what that is.  Since when did the world have a face?”

“Well, the world doesn't really have a face,” said Neltharion. “And I realize not everyone calls the planet Azeroth…so I was trying to…wait a minute!  You spoke Common!”

“Yes, and I enjoyed listening to you speaking the worst Mogu I have ever heard,” said Ren.

“Mogu?” Neltharion asked. “I was speaking Titanic.”

“The language you were speaking is Mogu,” said Ren. “A very…archaic version I had ever heard.  No one speaks like that anymore.  Not unless they are putting on a ten thousand-year old play.”

“What?”

“Ég sic talar, et flores blóm,” said Ren. “Aestivo lykt á sumar vindi.”

“What did he say?” Anduin asked.

“Um…something pretty…” said Neltharion. “Okay, I get it.  You can recite poetry in Titanic…er Mogu…whatever.”

“It’s the only thing we can,” said Ren. “As I said, that way of speaking, no one does it anymore.  Outside of plays of course.  The one I recited was from one of my favorites.  ‘Kanojo o Itoshijinyu’…The Jinyu Who Loved Her.  I traveled miles to go see it.  Quite worth the admission price.”

“I love plays!” said Anduin.

“I'm more of a symphony kinda guy,” said Neltharion.


This is basically all dialog just to see how everything goes.

So, here's a question.  I realize the moment we get on Pandaria in the game, they all are talking Common.  As in Azerothian English.  Or whatever the language set is for your region.  For me, its English.  

If you wanna know what the poem Ren said, it's this: "I speaketh thusly, and flowers bloom.  How lovely thy scent upon a summer wind."

Something stupid I thought up.  Kinda a haiku.  But not really.

Anyways, when we get there,  they're already speaking a language we understand, which always seemed kinda off to me.  Mostly due to the fact that well, these Pandaren haven't been around the rest of the world for ten thousand years.  So, why do they speak Common?

If anyone can give me an answer to that, an in game answer, not a meta-one.  The meta one is because they couldn't have us spend time trying to play learn an entire language during the game, a la Al-Bed from Final Fantasy X, running around finding some Rosetta Stone thing to understand it.  That would distract from the gameplay.

But there must be an in-game reason, a canon reason, or a lore reason for it.  I haven't found it.

So, here is the other question, should I just have the Pandarens speak English like they do in the game?  Or should I have them speak their language and have Neltharion try his damnest to figure it out or attempt to teach English to them?



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What did you get for Halloween?

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 12, 2014, 7:34 AM


I know this is like two weeks late and everything.  And I just thought about it.

So, I might as well just post it.

So, the joke goes like this.



What did you get for Halloween, Charlie Brown?

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I got a rock.

Since I no longer work at that place, I can discuss the rock.

This is what we got when I used to work at ACN.   Instead of raises, or bonuses, or very cool incentives for working over two years with the company, we never really got anything.  But the company instead spent that money that could have gone to employee raises and bonuses, or even...getting better chairs for us to sit on, or a new microwave, on a 200 thousand carat rainbow tourmaline that is uncut, still inside its quartz and basalt shell.  It weighs over a half a ton.  

We got a rock.

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Return of the Dragon Soul

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 10, 2014, 8:48 PM




So, let's just talk about Wrathion one more time.

Something I've been thinking about when it comes to Wrathion at last finally meeting his big dopey daddy Neltharion.  Since a lot of people haven't really given me ideas on where I should take it, I just decided to come up with my own thing.

We all know about the special quest for the special cloak Wrathion basically makes for us in the actual game, but since Neltharion has taken the part of the Adventurer, that means he doesn't need the special cloak.  So, what sort of thing could Wrathion want Nel to quest for or help him do?  

How about a new Dragon Soul?



One thing that we can't do in the canon game due to well, Nel being dead in that, and one thing we can now explore in the story is the Dragon Soul.

Granted yeah, I had Neltharion utilize it for good purposes in Hammer's Fall, but that was the original Dragon Soul.  Which has now been destroyed in the time and place as it should.  And per Wrath of the Warchief, Neltharion is none the more happy for it.  Which is why he likes being pals with Rhonin, and why Rhonin's death was one of those names on Nel's list that gave him prudence to punish Garrosh.

It's a long list.

So, we all know that Wrathion wants to get the world ready for the Burning Legion's dramatic return.  It's apparently obvious that the Burning Legion heading for us is NOT the barely a threat group of demons left on Outland after we basically cleaned that shit up in Burning Crusade.  It's assured that Kil'Jaeden is coming back with renewed force.  That it's possible that Sargeras might be losing some hold on his forces because of what we heard from the Sunwell raid dialog.  It's suggested that Kil'Jaeden is probably undermining Sargeras.   The Dark Titan Lord basically was dealt with two major losses, one when an entire continent was slammed in his face ten thousand years ago, the other when Aegwynn kicked his avatar ass five hundred years ago.

Secondly he was dealt another blow by Khadgar and Anduin Lothar when he was banished from Medivh's dying body...which equaled a beheading.

So, Sargeras may be thought of as a joke right now.  Hard to say.

But what we can say because of what Wrathion has shown us, the Burning Legion is a problem.

So, the thing that might be their downfall is the one thing created to destroy demons.  That being Neltharion's Dragon Soul.

Granted the first one was a colossal failure.  Mostly due to...

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Yeah, that's a good reason.

Old Gods!

They did something to it.  We don't exactly know what and due to me giving Neltharion plot convenience amnesia, he doesn't exactly remember either.  But he knows that Dragon Soul = Bad.  He did try to purify the first one, but the Old Gods kinda screwed that over.  Drove poor Squishy to nearly changing history by destroying the Dragon Soul right there when he had it.  Can't blame him.

Now that the failed project has been destroyed, and that Nel is alive, that means we can possibly have him create a new one that is devoid of the Old Gods' influence.

Wrathion Neltharion Lili Stormstout by Ghostwalker2061

And that is something that Wrathion may try to get Neltharion to create for the purpose of destroying the Burning Legion.

Wrathion is trying to do what he can to make sure Azeroth is ready for the fight.  He even tries to play each side against each other to ensure the strongest survive.  He's even helped to free Garrosh for the purpose of bringing the Iron Horde here, to enslave Azeroth, so that the strongest can be the one to save the planet.  

And I will tell you that those plans really won't sit well with Neltharion.  However, there maybe a way around it if Neltharion creates the ultimate weapon, the Dragon Soul.  Trick is to convince him to do it.

Again, as I said, this Dragon Soul will not be like the other.  It won't have the Old God influence.  Perhaps the trip through Pandaria and whatever Wrathion and Neltharion will find ways of recreating the Dragon Soul.  Maybe Neltharion will remember how it is made with the various quests he will take with his son.  Maybe Wrathion can yank those memories out.

Who knows.

So, does this sound like a good idea?


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Warcraft Titan Language

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 9, 2014, 1:34 PM




Little update on this tiny project.  Since I'm kinda good at creating fake languages basing them off of real ones here...I kinda got started on a little something.

Some of you might recall a little questline that you take with Wrathion.  He tells you to go find some old tablets written in Titan about the story of Lei Shen and the Mogu.  Also the story of Ra-Den...whom in my story is just called Ra, because the Den bit is Mogu for Master, and Master Ra just seems a bit better than...calling him Raden...which is a little close to...

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And considering that Lei Shen got the power to shoot lightning by eating Ra-Den's heart.

Can we say Thunder God?

Yeah....God Damn It Blizzard.

Well, anyways, I decided to do a translation of the tablet, and write it in the Titan language I'm creating for this story segment.  Since it's possible we might be running into it a lot and given that the language can be seen pretty much everywhere at least in the Vale of Eternal Blossoms, it would make some sense that Nel would make some attempt to read the writing on the walls (literally) to figure out the story behind Pandaria.

So, here we go...

     
Servi ur stœni.  Vor hath anethyr i hod.  Eran ori.  Herrum misit tha fyrir austra.  Herrum sin tueri Conis Vitœ.  Herrum he sins va Rœu.  Hatha rœki mikil myrkur.  Fœr monstri a aliquanu septem capita.  Monstri var eran skordyr reptat.  A dormivi Rœu ar annos.  Servi dis vocibu espectavi.  Ori ipsu muto.  Servi inter borthust sin a mil.  Unum varth fortus en athir.  Cum ori muto regni fyrir eum.  Regni tok yfnir vald esse.  Subo vexillum suum univit. 


So, that's the written anglicized version in which Nel will read out loud.


So, it reads like this...

     
 Servants made of stone.  They were cursed to flesh.  They served a god.  Their masters sent them south.  Their masters bid them to protect the Cradle of Life.  Their master's name was Ra.  They pursued a great darkness.  They fought a beast with seven heads.  The monster was served by winged insects.  Ra slept for years.  The servants waited for the voices of their gods.  Their gods were silent.  The servants warred among themselves.  One became stronger than the others.  When the god fell silent, the King spoke for him.  The king took the powers of a god.  He united his people under his banner.  

      
It's about as best as I can get it to work.  From the fragmented bits Wrathion read to us.

So, that's what I've been working on.  Hopefully Neltharion will get to speak a little bit more Titan.  Because we need to hear more of it.




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Neltharion using random Titan

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 8, 2014, 5:49 PM




I've begun to realize something.  The Titan language seems incomplete.

One thing I'm gonna do when Nel goes to Pandaria, is create a Titan language.  I'm gonna kinda base it off of a little bit of Greco-Latin due to Nel using some special scientific words that normally Azerothian Common probably wouldn't have included in their language.

Which forces me in creating an actual language.  Since Titan has some old Norse mixed into it, I'm gonna use a very odd splice between Icelandic and Latin just to confuse everyone and try and make some sense of the issue of Neltharion using those words.

And I think I found a font that is kinda close to the runes they use for the Titan language.  

I think the first word that's gonna change is Nel's use of "troposphere".   Meet the Titan word "troposphaera".  Best thing I can come up with.

But yeah, I'm gonna use some odd spelling for scientific words here as my way of cheating around Nel using them.

Hell, I might even have him speak Titan on occasion.  Don't worry, the other Aspects can use Titan too.


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HBO's Intro of the 80s

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 6, 2014, 12:26 PM




Watching more of Nostalgia Critic's Nostalgic Commercials and I found this gem.

So, starting it off for all of you who watch HBO for Game of Thrones.

You're sitting down at the computer, ready to watch HBO-GO to watch the next season of Game of Thrones...

And this is your intro...



Meh....

Now this was the intro that I grew up with in the 80s!



BRING THIS THING FUCKING BACK!

And as Doug said...stick Tyrion Lannister on it and we're sold!

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This is why the 80s was awesome and at times I feel like I should go back in time and relive them.

I mean gas price was $1.25 a gallon on average.  

This is why the 80s are awesome and today sucks!


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Odd Times at Taco Bell

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 5, 2014, 6:28 PM




I think I just saw a shit load of fire trucks at Taco Bell that may have caused the recent blackout.

Or I could be just stupid.

Dunno which.

Meh...let's look at Squishy.

The Black's Rage by Ghostwalker2061


Velen's Meditation by Ghostwalker2061

Neltharion the Worldmender by Ghostwalker2061


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Happy Halloween

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 31, 2014, 4:14 PM


I know it's a little late and a few hours are left in Halloween.  But meh.

I am working on the Halloween picture I promised, but due to the death in the family, I may be a bit late getting it out.  So, I'm extending Halloween for the weekend here.

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Ichabod Crane Discovers Online Gaming!

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 30, 2014, 10:30 AM


This made my day. This really made my day.

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That is so adorable!

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