So Tamarind, over at Righteous Orbs, has started a new blog gift that keeps on giving.
Here are the basic details on the exchange from his post:
I notice that it’s a season for gift-giving, mulled wine, the warm fuzzies and what not … and, putting aside my bah humbug inclinations, I got to thinking, well, how can we can spread a little festive love around here? And, given how connective blogs are and how much we like tagging each other to write things, I came up with a Cunning Plan…
It’s basically a blog-content gift exchange (and it really needs a catchier title), and here’s how it works. If you’d like to play, leave me a comment and in return I’ll give you a subject, or ask you a question … and then you go away and blog about it. It doesn’t have to be a whole blog post, this is meant to be low pressure gift-exchange, but, you know, a comment or a paragraph, or a corner of a post (or a full post, if you want to really indulge me, or feel inspired). And if I suggest something crap or boring in which you have no interest, you can look at it as the equivalent of a pair of novelty socks, say “thank you very much, Tam” and throw it away entirely, and I’ll pretend not to notice and make a mental note not to get you novelty socks next year….
And then, if you feel like it, you can throw it open on your own blog, inviting people to comment if they’re will to blog on a subject of your choosing….
So there ya have it. I commented on his post, asking to participate. Tam has given me a subject (which we’ll get to after the cut) to post about. If you’d like to participate as well, leave a comment on this post indicating your desire to play and I’ll respond in the comments giving out subjects/topics to those interested.
The Most Beautiful Thing in the World (of Warcraft)
Tamarind enjoys our Screenshot Sunday posts and asked what is the most beautiful thing I’ve seen in WoW. I loved the question, but sat staring at my screen with a glaze over my eyes. The most beautiful thing… the most beautiful thing?! It should have come to me right away, right?
Well, it didn’t. I can think of lots of different zones, areas, buildings, and skies that I have found to be beautiful. So I hemmed and hawed, digging through my screenshot folders…. looking for it.
Well, it was hard to make a decision. I do love the scenery in WoW, I think they have done a fantastic job with it. I also noticed I take a lot of screenshots of the skies.
I decided that I will share some of my favorites here. While they are all beautiful in their own way, the first one is probably my favorite screenshot. It was featured on Screenshot Sunday in August, entitled Picturesque.
It’s majestic, calming, and beautiful. The sun is setting over the water in Eversong Woods, the stars are emerging, the color of the sky and her hair… I had actually taken this on accident. I was trying to zoom in for the setting, but not of her. As you can see, I’m zoomed in enough where she’s fading – translucent enough to see the water through her. It’s almost ghostly.
As I said, I love sky shots… I also love the color purple and the little touches like the starfish and rainbow. I hope you enjoyed these!