Q: Why don't you introduce yourself?

A: Let's begin with the obvious: I'm not the hugest fan of talking about me, but I understand that people like to know a bit of background, so I'm prepared to be forthcoming, to a point. I'm a Woman first (yes, this is a surprise to some) a Wife and Mother second (two children, eldest son and younger daughter) and a Gamer always. If you want to know the back-story to that, there's a link for it. Last year I retired from being a GM of a Guild on the EU Servers for about nine years, so I come to the party not simply as player but also as an organiser. It gives a pretty unique perspective on things, for which I'm continually grateful. When I'm not playing I'm one of those Domestic types (I used to be a designing type before the kids were born) who's doing her best to write some long-form fiction in the vain hope that someone might like to pay me for it. If that doesn't happen, I'll be doing my best to self-publish.

If you want to hear me talking about myself, there are various Podcasts where I have done just this:

The Starting Zone

They're roughly chronological. You should be able to see some progression in my confidence:D

Q: What classes do you play in Warcraft?

I began my life in Diablo as an Amazon, and the love of standing at the back translated to an unhealthy obsession with Hunters in Warcraft. I have five Hunters at various states of progression, across both factions. However, I enjoy playing most classes, especially Druids, Warlocks (even though they are hard) and Mages. I do heal, but I'm not great, and I'm attempting to amend that in warlords by currently levelling a Priest. (which I played a fair bit back in TBC.) I don't get tanking, however, I am not nearly capable enough. My husband is a tank however, and a damn fine one at that.

Q: Why didn't you used to use your character names in posts?

This linked with my desire to keep a measure of anonymity in game: not so that I can go off and rant without fear of recrimination, far from it. This was mainly about preserving a measure of privacy when gaming, and maintaining control over who I interact with. Yes, I'm a control freak, but I'm also well aware of the perils of an online life. However, you will now notice that I've decided to start using character names all over the shop. That means, if you want to find me, go look up Pherian on Shadowsong EU. Yes, that's me, that is.

You can consider it a good old dollup of Online Glasnost on my part.

If you wanna watch me rant about shizzle that isn't Gaming related, there's a blog for that too.

Q: What is this Blog all about, then?

Faffing and rambling, let's be honest. This means pets, achievements, gathering, discussing popular culture from the 1960's until now, often inappropriate conversations, gold making, AH speculation and pretty much all points in between. Oh and GARRISONS get a lot of love. When I blog therefore all of the above might get an airing. You have been warned.

Then there is a page for Mogging, Fiction, my three Podcasts, and pretty much anything else that I think is worth a poke at. I spend quite a lot of time on Twitter, too. If you press the button below, you can join me there.

Q: Can I ask you a question?

You can ask, but I'm not guaranteeing I'll answer :p Send your stuffs to:

and I'll see what I can do. There's also a bigger Contact Form now for those of you who enjoy such fripperies.

Q: Anything else you want to add?

If I think of any good questions to ask myself, I'll add them here over time. Otherwise, I'll say this. Every day is a school day. I'm always learning. I'm often wrong. This is about my experiences, and so might often be quite subjective. I'm not here to intentionally upset anyone, but I do occasionally get a bit grumpy.

Oh, and because people were curious, I look like this IRL:

Well you did ask ^^

Most importantly, if you come here I'll expect you to be decent, fair and reasonable, because you expect the same from me... so play nice.