Dax has created the perfect WoW song – The Pugging Kara Blues

Earlier, I shared with you the rendition of Wreath of Fire that Dax from Musings of a Nutjob had done.

It turns out that Dax was just getting started.

The only input I have had on this project is to be a listener, as Dax decided he had an idea for a different Johnny Cash tune.

I love this song. It is beyond belief how much I love this song.

While I am putting it up on streaming player here, later tonight I will find a solid place with good bandwidth to host it for your download leasure.

Because this, ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages, is a keeper.

This one I’m going to be listening to, at full blast, in my car.

I hereby present to you, the Pugging Kara Blues, lyrics and performance and everything great solelyby Dax of Musings of a Nutjob.

And let me just say, how proud I am to be in the same guild with this man. Rock on, Dax. I’ll be hunting down that other backing track you wanted. Bet on it.

Direct download is;

And the Streaming is;

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It’s back! The Richard statue is BACK, baby!

Thank you to a reader known by the cryptic name “twww”… she alerted me this morning that Looking For Group has started pre-order for a second run of the Richard statue.

I got MY order in, baby! [insert evil cackle here]

Ah, that will so damn sweet sitting on my desk next to my Megatokyo Boo plushie with the guardian angel wings.

Whattaya think? Isn’t that the best evil/good match up ever? Richard likes flaming small, furry things… and Boo is a badass small furry guy with a sweet heart full of gold.

Place yer bets! Richard may be powerful, but can I help it if I want to see Boo with a rocket launcher and a jet pack win the day?

And half my readers are saying, “what the heck is he smoking today?”.

That’s cool, that’s cool. I gots me a Richard statue on da way.

Hey, pics!


Wreath of Fire from a real Nutjob

You asked for it. You all but begged for it.

No, wait. You DID beg for it.

But it took someone with talent, and a serious mental condition to g out there and DO it.

Dax, the mastermind behind Musings of a Nutjob, has provided me with this, his much more melodious, take on Wreath of Fire.

So now, I present to you Wreath of Fire, performed by Dax, lyrics by B^3.


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Twisting Nether, blogcast of teh aw3som3

Breana of Gun Lovin’ Dwarf Chick and Fimlys of Asleep at the WoW have started a neat new blogcast, called Twisting Nether.

A blogcast? Yeah, you know, a podcast by bloggers. Duh.

If you enjoy WoW podcasts, this one is definitely a show you do not want to miss. They rock.

They have a lot of fun, talk about a bunch of actual relevent news from the last week, spotlight a great blog, and then share a kickass song written by Anna of TooManyAnnas and sung by Auric of /hug.

And if that’s just the first episode, can you imagine where they will go from there?

Kick butt, folks, well done.

Neat new Shadow Priest blog

I just wanted to encourage you, if you play a Shadow Priest or are interested in the class, to go visit and give encouragement to a new blogger, Principessa of Melted Faces.

I say new blog, since there are at the time of this post, 16 articles at the blog. But I’ve read through and admired the combination of analysis, commentary and theorycrafting that she has going on already.

So, why not head on over and say hi?

Hey, did you know Discworld had a movie?

My love for the works of Terry Pratchett is fairly well known.

While I do have, and have read, all of them, including all the bits that aren’t Discworld, and even the sci-fi book about a world much like Discworld called Strata that everyone seems to have forgotten about, I must admit that I hold a special place in my heart for the Witches, and for the City Watch. 

The Witches, as they have grown, are truly marvelous. The duel between Granny Weatherwax and the Queen of the Elves was… dare I say it… wonderful.

And the City Watch. Heh. Take any grunt, and let him read the City Watch books… watch the appreciation grow. Ah, I love me my Sam Vimes, and God help me but I’ve known buggers just like Nobby Nobbs and Fred. In fact, if you’ve ever been to a Con, you’ve met Nobby Nobbs and his… questionable… hygiene.

But there is a third segment of the stories I love, the ones that kind of fit in through the cracks, that take characters from other stories and build upon them in new ways. Thief of Time, The Truth, Going Postal, Pyramids…. Hogfather.

Hogfather is one that fits in the cracks. A bit of Pyramid lore, a bit of City Watch, and lots of anthropomorphic personifications.

A bit back, the BBC created a wonderful live action movie version of Hogfather. A sweeping, epic 3 hour feature that was wonderful.

As the film was new and raw, and was only ever shown in the UK, well. Let’s just say that I didn’t let that stop me from seeing it. It was the first, and only thing I have ever Bittorrented. And watched. And made a disc of and mailed to the Mannyac.

I had to share it, because when you are truly addicted you want everyone else to drink the kool-aid too.

Well, good news, my friends. Good news.

Hogfather is available on DVD here in the states. And I have dutifully made arrangements to buy it.

Of course, while I wait for my copy, I had to get it on Netflix a month ago.

Yeah, I got it bad. I even got the Wyrd Sisters cartoon on DVD, and the Mort graphic novel.

What I wanted to mention, though, was that in addition to the full movie, the DVD has a 20 minute, recently done interview with Terry Pratchett. And he speaks very well about the creation of and underlying structure of the Discworld and the concepts of story and imagination.

I heartily encourage you, if you haven’t bought it yet, to at least think about renting it. It really is a wonderful film.

By the way, word is that Wee Free Men and The Truth may also be getting the big screen treatment. And about damn time Pratchett gets the recognition he deserves, says I

And for those of you that have never read Terry Pratchett, and have seen that the bugger has over 30 books out, and have no idea where to start… I share with you this handy guide in pictorial form, wot I swiped off’n the interwebs for my friends. Have no fear, the guide’s got it’s own credits for the creator of it, and I thank them greatly.


Oh no! The Prince fight has changed!

For the first time in a long time, the Big Bear Butt went to visit Prince in Karazhan last weekend.

Essence of Grandeur took Windburn the Shadow Priest along to finish up Karazhan, and I was looking forward to getting three more Badges from an easy fight.

If you had ever seen the Tanking Prince video I did (which I need to get put up again), then you know that I was used to tanking him at a location far on the other side of the wide open area he patrols.

It was a location with one notch that the casters could stand in, and another a little further along the wall the tank could stand in. Each was perfectly positioned so that Infernals would never affect you during the fight.

Well, this wasn’t my run, this was theirs. I was the guest, so I was determined to do things their way. I did ask a few questions, but mostly tried to put out ranged DPS, bring some mana regen to the party, and keep my mouth shut. No, really!

For the Prince fight, what they did was set up right at the entrance, near the post. The casters would stand there, almost right at the door, and the tank would be along the wall to the right. Between the tank and the casters is a notch in the wall, kind of a breech in the wall, that is perfect for melee DPS to duck into when they get Enfeebled.

The first run, the Warrior donned DPS gear, the Warlock put his Imp right at the tanks’ mark, phase shifted of course, and everyone got set.

The Pally tank ran forward to pull Prince… and he had to run very far forward, and he was out of range of heals, and he died about the same time he got back to his starting point. Oops.

The second time, okay, we’re on the ball now. We get set… and right at Prince hitting about 55%, a bad Infernal drop happens, between the casters and the tank, right on top of the melee DPS niche. Damn.

Third time, tank got to 50% exactly, another bad Infernal drop on top of us, and dead.

Now, at this point I am getting confused. Because the pally has lots of armor, health… he shouldn’t be dying that fast. So I suggest I could bring Windshadow to tank, so we could see whether that would make any difference.

So okay, that’s not what we were there to do, but it’s getting a bit late now, and folks are tired. So okay, let’s try that.

And we set up, and Windshadow pulls to the Imp, and we’re going along and BAM! Bad Infernal placement, and we wipe. Again. So much for a big bear butt making a difference.

So I’m like, okay, it’s seems clear to me it ain’t the tank, it’s that damn Infernal. So I suggest we move our starting point to where I was used to doing it with Legatum Ignavis. They say, sure, if we can let this misery end, go for it.

I lead them over to the far wall, jump at the notch I want them to stop at, run forward and pull Prince… and I swear to you, the very first Infernal drop lands ON TOP OF the casters.

Ummm… Blizzard hotfixed the safe spot. DAMNIT!

I whispered my pal Gerolan, and asked him if he had maybe noticed any… changes in the way the Prince fight works.

“Oh yeah”, he says to me, “You have to tank him near the entrance, now.”

DAGNABIT! grrr….

So okay, we went back to exactly the same way Essence of Grandeur had set up before, and we pulled… and this time, we got lucky and an Infernal didn’t drop right on top of the casters OR the tank.

So, I guess it’s a fight where you’re just supposed to wipe until you get lucky on Infernal drops, now? Is that it?

Jeez, that sounds fun.