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The Bookish Owl – Before the Storm by Christie Golden

Warcraft Before the Storm Christie Golden Owl

I’m getting a lot more reading done ever since I started doing these posts. If only owl photos could improve my writing speed as well!

Next up on my reading list is Before the Storm by Christie Golden. It’s a media tie-in for World of Warcraft and I’m waaay behind on my WoW lore these days. I need to up my game if I want to stay the undisputed champion of World of Warcraft Trivial Pursuit (yes, that’s a thing and I’m embarassingly good at it).

This book deals with the conflict that sparks the story in the latest expansion to the game, Battle for Azeroth, and seeing as the expansion has been out since last summer, it’s probably about time I figure out what’s going on.

Artemis clearly doesn’t understand what’s going on, but he’s looking suitably fierce in the photo (mostly because he doesn’t understand why I kept putting back the book he kept knocking over…)

Warcraft Before the Storm Christie Golden Owl

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Cosplay Post – Dragonstalker Hunter (World of Warcraft)

Dragonstalker Hunter cosplay WoW

Bookish, non-geeky people: You have my permission to leave. We’re going full geek now and I know some of you have mistakenly made your way here, looking for some deep insight on writing.
You were deceived.

On to the geekiness!

I decided I wanted to make a post about my Dragonstalker cosplay. No real reason, except to keep this blog alive and as an excuse to post pictures of me looking pretty enough to distract from the fact that I’m wearing a dragon as a hat. In public. Like an idiot.

Might just do one of these posts for each of my cosplays (if I get around to it).

Dragonstalker Hunter

Dragonstalker Hunter cosplay WoWThe Facts

Character: Dragonstalker Hunter*

Franchise: World of Warcraft

Finished: November 2017

*not really a character, but rather just an armor set.
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At the Hands of the Lich King

A couple of months too late, I realize that I completely forgot to write anything about Koyocon 2014! Of course, it wouldn’t really be relevant, seeing as I had to cancel my planned author booth in the Artist Alley due to working as part of the convention’s event team this year, but you guys still missed a lot of neerdy goodness!

I’ll skip over the part about my friend brushing a blonde wig on a mannequin-head shaped like Arnold Schwarzenegger or me spending my free time stealing huge fake weapons. Just wanted to share my favorite geek-photo from the weekend(and in case some of you haven’t seen my Alexstrasza costume yet, yes, that’s me nearly getting decapitated by the Lich King):

Alexstrasza and Lich King cosplay

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Photoshoot – Alexstrasza and Ysera

Maybe I should just make this webpage into a cosplay page instead. I have absolutely nothing to say about writing lately! On the other hand, I have pictures of costumes! The two things are totally related… well, at least I keep within the fantasy genre.

The last pictures I posted were solely of my friend Skymone’s Jaina Proudmoore costume. This time around, we hijacked a photographer to take pictures of our dragon costumes, so I’m actually featured!

The characters are Ysera the Awakened (Skymone) and Alexstrasza the Life-binder (Me) from World of Warcraft. We worked together on these costumes for about a year. It was the first cosplay I did, so I had to lean heavily on Skymone’s crafting experience, but I think it turned out really well! If you’re interested in the process, go take a look at Skymone’s Facebook page: Skymone Cosplay

Photoshoot info:

Characters: Alexstrasza and Ysera (World of Warcraft)

Models: Michelle Louring and Skymone Cosplay

Photographer: Kristian Lund

Alexstrasza Cosplay

Ysera Cosplay

Alexstrasza Ysera Warcraft

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Photoshoot – Jaina Proudmoore

I really should be writing, but somehow I once again got roped into a costume photoshoot. This time, however, I didn’t have to dress up and it didn’t involve the sentence “Just a sec, the owl is making a run for it”.

Anyway, since I have absolutely nothing writing-related to post, I thought I would show off my skills as a photographer instead. My cosplaying friend Simone just finished her Jaina Proudmoore(from World of Warcraft) costume and I got quite a few good pictures of her. She did the editing herself.


Jaina Proudmoore

One of my favorites from the shoot. This photo is also part of a cosplay contest on Facebook. Check it out and throw it a like if you think it deserves to win!
Contest: Cosplay & Cosplayers’ Cover Contest

Jaina Proudmoore Cosplay

Jaina Proudmoore is a master of the arcane arts. Don’t mess with her!

Jaina Proudmoore Cosplay