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Saturday, September 27, 2014

There Are Titles And There Are Titles

There are titles that some girls dream of for years, such as Mrs. We put the pillowcase on our heads backwards and plan our weddings, so that some day we can put the official MRS in front of our names. (Some of us do anyway. Some don't and that's ok because not everyone wants to get married yadda yadda).
Some titles you can only earn through blood, sweat, and tears. Those usually sound like MOM.  Or rhyme with MOTHER. You get those for life, unlike those Mrs. Titles which are disposable.
Some titles you get as a symbol of higher education being achieved. You go to school, you learn the things, you pay the money, and eventually you'll get that title that says I KNOW A LOT ABOUT THIS THING.

Those are good titles.

But there is one title I've sought for a long time. It's a WoW title that's enshrined in folklore and silliness and I confess, it's meaningless. But it's a longstanding WoW sort of tradition when make the journey and get this title when you're not so squishy any more.

You can see sort of what it's about in this original video.
Or you can see it reimagined as an artsy form.
Basically, the way you do it is you run into a room and you drag 50 dragon whelp hatchlings and then kill them all in 15 seconds. You have to kill a bunch of stuff before you get there which is no big deal but I had to do the killing of the hatchlings twice to sort it out.

If you don't play WoW, take the first video and do it yourself. It's not as hard as it sounds. And I have to admit, I was kind of delighted when I got it.
I have to admit though, MOM is still my favorite title.