Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Frivolity & Villians!

Ya know, it's a lot easier to frolic frivolously when you accidently take a little too much pain medicine. (No, I don't condone recreational use of pain medicine. I have a prescription, but sometimes, like today, when I forget how much I took I sometimes accidentally take another too soon - In other words, don't do drugs!...unless their prescribed by a doctor).

Here's my stupid ideas about how to further fix the talent trees. I had some fun with this one.

When was the last time you went outside and danced in the rain? If you live in a freakin' desert, you don't have to worry about rain. And when it does rain you usually have to drive really fast through the city just to get to that one spot where it is raining, only to have it dry up by the time you get there. So you turn around, hit the highway and get poured on. You can't get out and frolic, and when you get home it's sunny again. Stupid desert!!!!!

So you think that Arthas is a villan? I'm afraid that you need to get out more...or at least read more. The thing about people like Arthas, or Sauron is that their manifest aim is simple, to destroy life and bend the will of all to their own. They don't play both sides of the fence while plotting your destruction, they just serve fiery volleys over the net and hope that they land somewhere near sentient life that can be killed.

Iago, from Shakespeare's Othello, was a more sinister type of villian, perhaps the greatest in all literature in the past 200-300 years. Why? Because while Iago was slipping little hints quietly into the ear of Othello that his wife, Desdemona, was being unfaithful to him, he was also telling him things like this:

"O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on."

He attempted to bring ruin upon Othello by making him jealous and warning him against it at the same time. Ultimately, however, Othello kills his wife only to find out later that she was innocent...and he kills himself.

So you see, Arthas went about it all wrong. He never should have told us he wanted to kill us, he should have just had us kill each other out of jealosy and madness. Maybe Deathwing will learn a lesson from Iago...then again, blowing things up and messing up most of Azeroth won't be a good starting point for us to trust him. Oh well, maybe some day we'll get a villian in the mold of one of the greatest villians ever penned. Until that day, we'll keep killing those internet dragons.

Feel free to share comments, stories, jokes, or frivolous statements as you see fit. Have a great weekend!!!

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