Thursday, April 10, 2014

World of Warcraft: New Draenei Female Model

For April Fools day Blizzard decided to mess with us and posted this updated draenei female model which was ridiculous.  Good times.  Here's a link to the April Fools post if you didn't see those other things.

So here is the REAL updated Draenei female!

It's not quite as huge an improvement as the other model updates because this model is slightly newer than the others.  That being said, this is a nice improvement, and I think it is worth it for them to do.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

So, You're Afraid of Dogs...

First off, your phobia is your problem, not other people's problem... i.e. not MY problem.  I repeat....your phobia is your problem, and not mine!  If someone had a giant pet tarantula that weighed 50 pounds that they put a harness on, attached a leash to it and took it for walks, I'd either faint and die, or I'd run away screaming, and I probably wouldn't stop until I reached the Alaska/Canada border.  I live in California for reference as to how far I'm saying I'd run.  However, I would NOT expect said pet spider owner to avoid me and take a special route to keep the spider out of my sight.  So, for people who are desperately scared of dogs, I get it.  Well ok that's a lie, I don't really get it, but I understand irrational fear, so I do sort of get it.  Some dogs certainly can be scary, but I base how worried I will be about them on their behavior, not the fact that they are just dogs.  I know that most spiders aren't going to kill me, and my fear is mostly irrational, except it's not completely irrational, because...... some spiders will straight up murder you.

Now to get to my point of this post....
I do not have to accommodate you if you're afraid of my dogs, so don't get mad at me when I don't seem to care if you are acting like you're scared out of your mind, because I really do not care.

Is that cold of me?  Perhaps.  But they are on leashes at all times, I am more than strong enough to keep hold of them if they did happen to decide one day that "Hey, you know, I'm gonna maul this person's foot RIGHT off their leg! :-D " and they decided to make a lunge for anyone.  If you are walking past me and my pups, you are more than safe from the dogs.  Now, myself on the other hand, that's another matter.  I am the kindest, gentlest person in the world...when it comes to animals.  A loooooot of people can go fuck themselves in my opinion, and if you piss me off, it is definitely not the dogs you will need to be afraid of.

I have a few neighbors who are afraid of, or just hate, dogs.  In particular, they seem to dislike MY black mixed breed pound puppies.  I feel the need to point that out, because I see these people when I walk my dogs, who are trying to stare me down (ME! Hah! Yeah right. I win that contest every time, fools.) or, they're glaring down at my dogs, but then sometimes I see these SAME people petting someone else's little-white-fluffy-dog.

 I'm not saying the white-fluffy types aren't cute...I'm saying these people are racist.

So why the hate for MY dogs, huh?  I assume it's because they're mostly black, and one of them is in the 45-50 pound range, putting her into medium sized territory, and making some people who are completely stupid and dog-ignorant view her as a "big vicious thing" or something along those lines, I guess.  I don't really know what these people think about my dogs, because when I see them giving my BABIES dirty looks that say "disgusting animal, get away from me" I glare at them with the fires of hell in my eyes, which usually causes those people to never look at me or my dogs again, and I don't get a chance to ask them what their problem is.  Some of them who have gotten the demon-eye from me avoid me and my pups at all costs now, which is 100% fine with me.

Pretty sure this is the face I give them, hence why they avoid me forever.
And yes, that is Kerrigan from Starcraft, I'm a nerd, remember?

I have other neighbors who are at the other end of the dislike spectrum and seem TERRIFIED of my dogs.  Fortunately, but UN-fortunately for them, my little dog is very friendly, so when these people act terrified, she gets concerned and tries to go up to them to say hi and let them know everything is ok, which makes the people more afraid, so I have to drag her away from them which hurts her feelings.  My little pup is very sensitive.  Some of the terrified individuals do this thing where they stare at the dogs with wide-eyed horror, ball their hands into fists and hold them up to their chests while skittishly moving around in place.  THIS particular behavior makes my dogs think.... actually ANY dog would think that this is "I have something for you" behavior, since a fist usually means there's a treat in that hand....except that jumping around thing makes the dogs think it's time to play AND get treats!  Yay!!  Again, I have to drag them away from this terrified person who seems to not understand what they're doing is making it worse, and it crushes BOTH of my poor babies spirits every time.

I rarely have any chances to tell people that if they're scared of dogs or just don't like them, don't even look at them!  Don't make jittery movements, and for God's sake DO NOT make fists with your hands.

I'll wrap up this rant by saying that a LOT of people seem to be under the impression that they are special, and that I should be accommodating their fear or dislike of dogs by either NOT walking my dogs in my own neighborhood, OR they expect me to walk in the street and get off the sidewalk, judging by the dirty looks I get.  Neither of these things will happen.  I don't concern myself with other's problems because they're their problems, not mine.  Unless someone is getting STABBED or something terrible that I can stop is happening right in front of me, I don't concern myself much with other people.  If I was walking dogs that were actually scary and barked and growled at everyone for no reason, I would definitely try to get them to not do that.  But since they both mostly ignore people unless those people start doing things that gets their attention, staring at them, making fists and hopping around, I have decided that it's not my job to avoid these people.  If they're scared of dogs, they should avoid dogs.  Just like I avoid spiders.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

World of Warcraft: New Orc Female Model

So I'm gathering we're going to see one of these about once a month.  Does that give anyone else a sinking feeling that Warlords is going to take a looooooooong time to get here?  They've done dwarves, undead, gnomes, male tauren, female human, and now orcs.  So that leaves......... like 10 more new models they'll have to give us a preview of, before the expansion will come out?  OMG it's going to be like a whole year before Warlords comes out?!  Uuuuuuuuugh!  Noooooooooooo!

Alright, whiny tantrums aside, here is the new orc female:

I don't really have a ton to say about this, orcs have never been my favorite race and I don't play one.

That being said, this model is, like the others we have seen so far, a VAST improvement.  Again, it amazes me how much just adding some shading to the texture on the model makes it look so much better.  Her skeleton structure is getting an improvement, too.  Her shoulders have always been positioned too far back, and her back has that weird inward curve that doesn't make much sense.  I guess she's had scoliosis all these years?
Anyway, I like this, I no longer look at that race and /facepalm.  Who knows, I might actually play one of these and finally make a shaman!
Can we all take a moment to also notice that her underwear looks a LOT better.  No more torn undies for her!  Finally made a trip to an actual tailor for her underwear instead of slapping on the first animal hide that got into her possession.

Friday, January 24, 2014

World of Warcraft: New Human Female Model

Does anyone else feel like they're rolling these out verrrry slowly?

Anyway, here is the new model for the human female:

My first impression was "meh".  Nothing special.  But the more I look at it, the more I'm like, actually it's great.
It's great because it's like, a pretty normal looking chick.  I mean she's kinda muscly, which, she should be, actually, because she's supposed to be someone constantly running around lifting big heavy swords and fighting monsters. But she's not an anorexic breast-implanted bimbo like you get in a lot of MMOs, and that's what makes it great.  Of course WoW does have one of those.  Except she's not so much a bimbo as a zombie.
This new human female totally looks like a girl that could live down the street, and works at your local Renaissance fair.  And quite possibly can lift bigger weights than you can, and do more squats than you.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

10 Things to Enjoy Home Alone as a Woman

Everyone likes some "me" time.

My boyfriend has been out of town for a couple of weeks.  I have been working a LOT during this time.  But I'm on day 3 of my 3 day weekend home alone (with the dogs), and it is awesome.
Don't get me wrong, I love my boyfriend, and I definitely miss him.  But, I've come up with a few things that I feel that I, as a woman, can greatly enjoy only when no one else is around.

1.  Eating whatever the hell I feel like, whenever I want. For example....

Pasta pasta pasta!  I looooove pasta!  But boyfriend doesn't love it as much as me, so while he's gone I gotta eat so much I'm sick of it.  Which brings me to #2....

2.  Not having to decide what to eat that we both might like, since he never wants to eat what I want to eat, but also never wants to decide what to eat.

"Man food" Ewwwwwwwwww.......... 

3.  Belching!
A proper lady doesn't belch..... when anyone is around.

4.  Wearing sports bras ALL THE TIME even though I look totally flat chested in them.

5.  I get as much real estate on the bed as I want!  Even WITH the dogs in bed with me!

6.  Not shaving!

7.  Laughing hysterically at that gorilla picture with no one around to think I'm insane!

8.  Not doing a damn thing.

9.  Not wearing makeup!

Always knew you were a hag under all that makeup, Barbie!

10. Sleeping super late, with no one around to judge you!

If you know me or have read any of my previous posts you know I love sleep.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

18 Reasons Not To Have Kids

Being in my late 20's, I see that a LOT of my friends have had a kid, or are having MORE kids .... and it seems like they're all having all these kids around the same time.  Seriously, I think I know like 5 kids that have been born in the past 6 months. WTF?!  My newsfeed on Facebook is "*Name* arrived today (or yesterday) weighing in at x pounds and x ounces and x inches long!" etc etc etc on a regular basis now.  Either that or "We're pregnant!"

This has caused me some inner turmoil, because part of me is like "I freaking hate kids they're so annoying. I have dogs cuz dogs are awesome." but the OTHER part of me is like "Gee, having kids seems to be the natural thing to do, and the dogs like kids (sorta).... maybe I should have one myself?"

But really, I don't want to have kids, at least not right now.  I have enough trouble keeping myself in order, albeit I do take excellent care of my dogs...granted that dogs are pretty easy though.... at least, a whole lot easier than kids are.

So here is my list of reasons I don't want kids, because I now feel the need to justify why I don't have them.

1. Sleep. Whenever I want, however long I want.

My doggies always sleep with me, no room for kids.
2. Eating at restaurants. Wherever I want, whenever I want. Eating WHATever I want, and not having to deal with a picky eater to order for, and not having to share the food on my plate with a grubby-handed little goblin.  No screaming will be involved at my eating-out ventures.
There's also the "no kids allowed" policy some restaurants have implemented (thank God!) so I don't have to worry about that, either.

Savor the peacock made out of food! SAVOR it because you're an adult dammit and you eat fancy food!

3. Being able to go out to pretty much anywhere, anytime, with little to no effort of getting things together to get out of the door, since I just have to bring my purse and that's it.
Strollers, diaper bags, car's like packing for a road trip just to go for a walk.  
No thanks.

But they all match! Fabulous!

4. COFFEE!!!!!  Lots and lots of COFFEE!!
Note: This is specific to being pregnant, as I hear you're not supposed to have caffeine during pregnancy, or at least not a lot.

5. Alcohol!
Note: I mention this because I personally believe parents shouldn't drink around their children.  If I had kids, I wouldn't.

6. Movies and TV shows.  Watching whatever I want, whenever I want!  Not just when the kids are completely out of the house, because there's no way you can watch Game of Thrones with kids in, or within 50 feet of your house.

7. Cursing without worrying your kid will overhear you, and then repeat it at school, or in the presence of great-grandma.

8. Other people's kids stay cute and don't annoy you!

9. When you have your own kids, though, you're around them ALL. THE. TIME.  And you learn that kids are really, really annoying.

This is legal, right? He can breathe, and he's smiling and everything!

10. If your kid is annoying enough, doctors will tell you something's wrong with them, in some cases this is true, but not all of the time.  Some kids are just annoying and super energetic, and that's just how they are as their normal, healthy selves, maybe because your DNA wanted to flip you off.

11. Sometimes kids skip being annoying and go straight to just being creepy.

This exact thing has actually happened to me, kid was there for like 20 minutes. Luckily, all I was doing was shopping for shoes online, and not watching Game of Thrones.

12. There's always a chance your kid could wind up being a psychopathic serial killer.

Mary Bell - The Tyneside Strangler.  I can't even make this shit up.

13. Impact on the environment.  Trees are important, and kids murder them.  Especially AMERICAN kids.  So do the planet a favor and just don't have children, or for the love off all things green and furry, have ONE kid only.

14. Speaking of environment.... Don't have kids because, you don't need to have kids!  There is WAY too many people on this planet.  In the past, people had kids because it was actually needed to ensure humanity continued, and to make sure your family line would continue...or you just needed more workers on your farm.  But these days there is about 7 trillion people on the planet.  SEVEN TRILLION!  That is an un-Godly amount.  How many people does there really need to be? NOT that many!  You DO NOT need to have kids.  You don't.  I promise.  There will be plenty of people around even if you don't breed.

15.  Children are blunt and honest and embarrassing.  They will tell you that you're fat and ugly, and they WILL point out to you, loudly, that the blonde lady 5 feet away is thinner and prettier than you are.  If you did something stupid they will tell EVERYONE.  They will also, in detail, tell strangers how to get to your house, you'd be surprised how accurately they can give directions at two years old when they weren't even asked for any.

Then there's things like this...if I remember right, the mother shoveled snow, or sold snow shovels maybe, so the little girl drew this picture for her teacher at school.

16.  Having kids makes you more prone to depression.  

 To be frank, I don't need anything in my life to make my depression worse.

17.  No ties to stupid ex's!  You and your ex split ways and you never, ever, have to speak to them, again. Ever!
I have exceptionally stupid ex's, and I often think what a blessing it is we didn't have kids.

18.  People bragging about their "special" child won't bother you at all. 
People will talk to you about their kids, and if you don't have any of your own, you won't be keeping a mental score board in your head, comparing their kid against yours.  Instead, you will be thinking about how great it is you don't have any, and how much more awesome your dogs are than kids.

 You also won't have the opposite problem: being the one who's doing the bragging.

This list of reasons is just to make me, and people like me, feel better about not having kids.
It's also meant to make people who ARE parents laugh. 

Other lists of "Reasons not to have kids" that I found amusing and/or informative, some of these lists share my own ideas of why I don't want kids.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

New Undead Female Models

So our good friends at MMO-Champion have posted some updates about the expansion and one thing they posted of great interest to me is the new undead female model.

New, looks like she did some squats and figured out how to stand up straight!

 Old, so slouchy I couldn't play as one.

This is a vast improvement.  VAST.  But, I do have a few issues with it, as any fan of horror and zombie movies might.

First off, the hands are FAR too big.  I don't know many women with hands that big in proportion to the rest of their body.
 Seriously, those hands are HUGE. This is a prime example of "man-hands".

Second, the skin is away from the bones with this big gap around the elbows and knees.  The exposed shoulder bones and spine look great, but those gaps wouldn't really be possible, the skin would stick to the bones, resulting in no gap.
The skin would not just stick up like that away from everything like it's made of plastic.
 The feet look a hell of a lot better, though.

I realize the game isn't designed to look realistic at all like some other games are, and I probably shouldn't be one of those people picking apart the new models like this.... BUT....I can't help myself.  I am a tiny-handed woman in real life and I know how skin works, it wouldn't stick up like that, away from the bones.  Now it WOULD stick to the bones, though, eliminating that gap between the bones and the skin.
Otherwise, it really is a huge improvement.  I also realize this model isn't 100% done, either.  They may end up making the exact changes I just mentioned for all I know, and then I think it would be perfect.