IntPiPoMo 2013 – The Colour Purple

Three years ago, Angelya suggested a screenshot challenge with a difference. Instead of writing 50 000 words, why not post 50 screenshots within the month of November. This year, the reins have been passed to Jojo but other than that, nothing has changed.

I did briefly consider doing this and Tycertank’s a Screenshot a Day in tandem and then that little taunting Gnome voice which lurks in my subconscious decided screw it, it’s all or nothing.

So for my first submissions, I’d like to present the following shots, all roughly linked by the colour purple.

WoWScrnShot_101413_221409Picture #1 – A Wolf howling at two moons

WoWScrnShot_102713_111605Picture #2 – A rainy day in the City of Purple Dreams

WoWScrnShot_102713_124711Picture #3 – Escaping from a tunnel into Winterspring


Picture #4 – Bloodelves up to no good in Netherstorm


Picture #5 – Purple crystals

A Screenshot a Day – Fruit

In a moment of possible madness I decided to attempt Tycertank’s November challenge.

Today’s prompt is “Fruit”.


A Screenshot A Day: Days 27, 28 & 29

Day 27 – WTF

That really is one dedicated mount.


Day 28 – 10 o’clock

10 am the other day saw me parked up here in a lake of blood hoping that the fickle Gods of RNG would favour me. As it turned out they didn’t but I still love the shot.


Day 29 –  Gold

On the second last day of the September challenge it seems fitting to show my golden Dragon that I won in the August version of this screen shot challenge. Thank you again.


Days 20 through 24 – #WoWscreenshotaday

Here I am again playing catch up with Tycertank’s “A Screenshot a Day“.

Day 20 – Stairs


Day 21 – Slow


Day 22 – A room


Day 23 – Yellow


Day 24 – In the Background




Days 16, 17, 18 & 19 of the Screenshot Challenge

Today I play catch up slightly.

Day 16 – Cooking

what's cooking

One of my favourite grey items in-game has to be the Exotic cook book which teaches us to how cook man so this seemed like the perfect shot to illustrate cooking.

1. Get one or eight man
2. Hit man hard
3. Hit man more
4. Put man in fire
5. Eat man

Day 17 – Exercise

This is something I’ve been getting far too much of recently as what seemed like a good idea at the time (boxes full of books) turned out not to be. I was a bit wary of swimming naked in a Goblin pool surrounded by level 90 guards but it seems that they really didn’t mind a Night Elf doing laps. If I were Garrosh I’d be really worried about exactly what’s going on in Azshara.


Day 18 – Someone I spoke today

I tend to talk to her on a regular basis. In fact she’s almost like my secret Panda crush. It’s the irresistible combination of her name, her outfit and her description I suspect.


Day 19 – Lost

This happens far too often to me. My job involves visiting people in their flats and I have a map of the city in which I work in my handbag at all times.


That’s me caught up and hopefully this time around, I’ll manage to stay roughly synchronized with everyone else.

A Screenshot a Day: Days 1 and 2

Never one to resist anything involving screenshots, when I first saw this challenge devised by Tycertank  linked on Ababeko’s blog, I knew I had to join in.

Day 1 is brought to you by the letter N.

I would like to present one of my favourite herbs.



Day 2 is sponsored by the word “Incomplete“, which to be fair, pretty much sums up everything I’m doing at the moment, especially my work load and the contents of my drafts folder.


It’s certainly true of this rather glitchy screenshot in which general Warlockyness causes the trees in Elwynn to mysteriously disappear.


In which I get slightly morbid

My muse Matty posted recently about gravestones, something which has been much on my mind in recent months. Like Webster I seem obsessed with death, wandering through Kirkyards seeing the bones lying bare beneath the stones. Art then mirrors life as it seems that everywhere I look in WoW, I see shrines, skeletons and tombstones.




Which brings to me to my question. If your character were to die, where would you wish him or her to be buried? For me it would be here, in the Wetlands. In the cemetery which has held me in it’s spell ever since I first rode through the marshlands


Endgame: The Monk’s Gambit

So I bit the bullet and leveled. My monk is now 90 and having a surprisingly large amount of fun. Ever contrary it seems that as everyone else is losing that WoW feeling, I’ve got my groove back.

This weekend I found myself uttering the words I never expected to slip past my lips, “Let’s just queue to Strand of the Ancients because it’s the call to arms and it’s amazing”. As it turns out, on monks it is a great place to pvp because of all the utility which comes as a standard regardless of spec. No one else slowing vehicles, fine, I can do it myself at no mana or chi cost to myself. No one else cc’ing chasing opponents, no problem, slow one, paralyze one, silence one, disarm one and rinse and repeat. Finally I have the control my control freak nature appreciates.

I’ve also being doing a lot of Tol Barad as it’s an easy five hundred honor per game. It’s just a shame that the Horde on my server don’t see the point of queuing up. This is one zone that I really wish was cross realm as I miss the massive battles with three raid groups we had the start of Cataclysm when it was new and shiny and gave semi useful rewards.

tol barad
In between PvP, I’ve started leveling archaeology. My goal for this week is to cap it out and also hopefully acquire as many of the interesting items as possible. The pick up, put down nature of it suits being interwoven in between battleground queues and the screenshot opportunities it provides suits me down to the ground.


I’m almost completely geared in the current honor set and my conquest point count is climbing nicely so the next thing on the agenda will be to run those scenarios so I can experience the Battlefield which has become the Barrens prior to the patch. Given all those happy days I spent pvping in the Barrens it seems only fitting that my journey should take me there again.


Screenshot: The Sands of Time


Screenshot – Fire in the Blood