Away From Reality

July 20, 2012

AFR #192 – The honeymoon

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I recently took a couple of characters through the Elemental Bonds questline.  On the fire part of that chain I got really sick of hearing Aggra tell me to quickly reactivate her totems.  Maybe the quest was bugging out, or maybe I’m just not very good at killing fire elementals, but I started to feel sorry for poor Thrall.

There’s a joke to be made here somewhere about totems and fetishes, but I’m too lazy to make it and only anthropologists would get it anyway, so I’ll leave that up to you.


  1. But honey, tremor totem has a cooldown. I can’t just keep it up constantly…
    There, how about that one. It should suffice. Unlike, apparently, Thrall’s totems.

    Comment by Robert — July 20, 2012 @ 11:20 AM

    • You’re a bad man. Don’t change! >:)

      Comment by wowafr — July 27, 2012 @ 10:35 AM

  2. The waiter’s expression really makes this one. Great comic.

    Comment by Karl Gallagher — July 20, 2012 @ 7:46 PM

    • Thanks! 🙂

      Comment by wowafr — July 27, 2012 @ 10:35 AM

  3. You Sir, have a unique and strange mine, and you make me think of things I would never have thot of, dont ever change 😀

    Comment by Jere — July 29, 2012 @ 12:17 PM

    • Thank you kindly. 🙂

      Comment by wowafr — July 30, 2012 @ 6:25 PM

  4. And suddenly I’m thinking of one night in my grad program class on sexuality and diagnosing and treating sexual disorders… We each had to pull the name of a fetish out of a hat and, er, act it out for others to guess. WEIRD night. I hadn’t done the reading, so had no idea what mine was – thank goodness for past teachers that taught me Latin and Greek roots! I broke down the name and did my best guess.

    (Overall, it was a fantastic class, though! Wonderfully bizarre professor.)

    Comment by ButMadNNW — August 9, 2013 @ 1:17 AM

    • Wow, that’s an interesting pedagogical method…. And hooray for etymology!

      Comment by wowafr — August 9, 2013 @ 8:53 AM

      • Etymology is AWESOME! 😉

        Yeah, the class and professor were interesting, all around. First night, we had to go around the room and each say a swear word, the reasoning being that such words will be used by our clients (especially during that topic) and if we couldn’t even handle that much, how were we to handle talking about the client’s sex life/problems? If we’re not comfortable, how will they be? (I surprised most of the class that night by being a little too comfortable with swearing…)

        Oh, and one of our first homework assignments was to visit an adult store, observe the customers’ behavior/demeanor for a bit, and bring back something for “show and tell” to prove we’d gone. The weekend before that was due, I was in Vegas for my birthday, so I visited a store there, just because I could (and had to). LOL Actually got into a very interesting conversation with a product rep who happened to be there to check his company’s display.

        I later heard that some female student’s husband took her in to the grad school’s office and complained about the professor requiring a visit to an adult store. Struck me as odd, what with the woman being an adult student in graduate school, working towards a career as a marriage and family therapist, and all. Next time the class was on the schedule, it was with a different professor even though the one I had had taught it as long as anyone I talked to knew, so I hope that jerk didn’t get her fired or something. :-/

        Comment by ButMadNNW — August 10, 2013 @ 3:41 AM

      • There’s a Finnish expression that i can’t quite think of an equivalent for in English: “The cobbler’s children have no shoes.” I.e.: that (aspiring) therapist’s husband sounds like he could really use some therapy.

        Sounds like a really intriguing class. I never had an experience to compare with it in my classwork. The most interesting experience I had in school was when I was doing research for my dissertation and was studying museum collections in Germany. One of the collections was housed in an old castle in the middle of the woods, right by a really beautiful lake. Now, this particular place was in what used to be East Germany and the curator told me that in the bad old days the castle was a secret Stasi headquarters. For forty years, no one from outside was allowed into the woods. It didn’t even show up on maps. After the wall came down it was abandoned. The place was only rediscovered because the old people in nearby villages remembered going to the lake for picnics when they were little. The place was still badly run down when I was there doing my research, but they were in the midst of renovating it into a museum for local history. It was a beautiful place to be working and it was fascinating to hear about its history.

        Comment by wowafr — August 15, 2013 @ 9:41 AM

      • Yeah, it’s interesting how many marriage therapists are themselves divorced. “Physician heal thyself” kind of thing.

        Your experience in Germany sounds amazing! I took German in junior high and high school (and don’t remember much), but I’ve never been there.

        Comment by ButMadNNW — August 15, 2013 @ 5:05 PM

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