I had the most amazing experience today of my short blogging life! I was whiling away the hours of my Sunday, playing my baby warlock (who has only just hit 85), when I got a ‘careless whisper’ from a baby mage ‘Miniices’ that started the following conversation:
Miniices: ‘hi there I was wondering if I could ask a question about one of your guildies?’
Miniices: ‘I was REALLY slow I was looking for Arkham. Did he log on to another alt? Or did he just go offline?’
Me: ‘lol no he’s offline – why?’
Miniices: ‘ he was there one sec ago >.< damn :)’
Me: ‘Can I help?’
Miniices: ‘lol I’m a fan of his. Well, his blog.’
Me: ‘o.o from his blog? aaah’
At this point, I had a ‘gut feeling’ about who this could possibly be, as the person she was talking about was Mortigen, one of our long-standing officers and author of Typhoon Andrew’s – Eye of the Storm, a great blog with a history that goes back to 2006. I won’t ruin it for you just yet though, as the conversation continued…
Me: ‘well he’s just logged on to another toon, so whisper Diamon’
Miniice: ‘please don’t tell him – I want it to be a surprise!’
Me: ‘no probs.’
Some time passes, and I asked Mort if my hunch was correct in guild chat. I took it by his silence that he was rather distracted with his new ‘friend’, but he had said ‘this is awesome’ so I then whispered her saying:
Me: ‘Mort is quite chuffed’
Miniices: ‘really? I’m so glad!’
This is where it got AMAZING.
Me: ‘Are you Navi?’
Her initial reaction to this was ‘I’m good ty’ and then it clicked for her.
Miniice: ‘oh! You know who I am!!!’
Now I must admit, I immediately had chills down my spine, as I’m a long-term lurker on her blog, and had only just read about a horrible experience she’d had a few weeks back when trying to contact another of her blogging heroes for Navispam on another server (which I won’t go into, but suffice it to say I ‘almost’ did something I’ve never done before, which is to stand up for a total stranger on the internet! You can read all about it here at the Big Bear Butt – he was one angry bear, who wasn’t scared to call out the asshat involved!)
So I played it all cool, but I had a massive smile on my face as I told her I read her blog regularly, to which her response was ‘NO WAY!!! I’m all starstruck now! Well I must get a shot with you as well!!’
I got onto my druid main and met her and Mort for some screenies in Stormwind, then we went and met her on her Nagrand Horde toon Navimie in Shattrath for further ‘close-ups’ with yet another great blogger, Dragonray of Azerothian Life.
I honestly felt like all my christmases had come at once! A new blogger, meeting two of her own heroes on a lazy Sunday!
Navi switched back to her Ally mage, and we had a long and lovely conversation about all kinds of things, and realised we’re very similar-minded! I invited her to hit me up any time if she wanted to join our guild on her little baby mage, explaining it would be an honour to have her.
‘I feel honoured!’
And thus, a new friendship was born.
If ever you happen to come across Navi on her travels, you’ll find out for yourself what an enthusiastic and amazing chick she is. I tip my hat to you Miss Navi, and look forward to chatting with you again next time you’re in Nagrand’s neighbourhood
(oh, and I’ll update with a proper screenshot once I get hold of one – in my excitement I forgot to take one!)