Away From Reality

June 26, 2010

AFR #86 – The origins of Garrosh Hellscream, theory #172

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I mostly play Alliance and only dabble on the Horde side, so until recently I had no idea who Garrosh Hellscream was.  Now I know.  For my fellow Allies, here are the essential facts: Garrosh Hellscream is a douchebag.  A douchebag with anger issues.  And, when Cataclysm comes, he’s apparently going to be taking over the Horde, decking out Orgrimmar in standard-issue angsty teen goth style, and destroying everything noble and proud about the Horde.  Yeah.

Think of those twerps in trade chat who think “anal” jokes are hilarious and who respond to any request for help or information with “OMGWTFN00B GO KIL URSELF NOW!!!1!”  Now imagine you found out that one of those guys was going to become president, and no, no one’s asking you and your vote doesn’t count.  That’s what Horde players may be  facing come Cataclysm and I feel for them.  There must be some explanation for why Garrosh Hellscream is the way he is– could this be it?

Oh, and vuvuzelas are implements of evil that must be cast back into the fiery chasm in which they were forged.  That is all.

June 19, 2010

AFR #85 – Broken healer

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I’ll be honest, I don’t think this is one of my better efforts.  I wrote and rewrote this one over and over again, but I still don’t think the joke quite works.  Oh well, here it is.  I’ll try to do better next week.

June 12, 2010

AFR #84 – We’ve all had bosses like that

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Yeah, I know, they don’t actually look much like Mograine and Whitemane.  That’s because I’m not much of an artist.  I have a great admiration for people who actually can make art.  Some comics like Tales from the Crossroads are hand-crafted using the materials of the game itself.  Others, like Coffin Comics and NPC have great comic style (and I mention only these few out of the many great WoW comics out there just because they’re the ones I happened to read this morning before posting so it was easy to pop out the urls).  I wish that I had the kind of artistic skills these other comics artists had, but I don’t.  I don’t know how to make Blizzard’s art assets dance for me, and I can’t even draw a realistic stick figure.  So, I cheat and make AFR using Poser.  That means I have to do my best and make do with the art assets available for Poser, which don’t always make it easy to replicate WoW’s distinctive style.  I hope you can squint at the characters and enjoy the joke (such as it is) anyway. 🙂

June 5, 2010

AFR #83 – Sunderwear

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