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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Dances with wolves...and elves...and dwarfs...and the occasional gnome
This is my two-year anniversary of creating Mataoka, May 1. If she were a human child, her astrological sign would be a Taurus--sweet, stubborn, and earth-bound. Though it's hocus-pocus mumbo-jumbo, that would sum her up.
I wanted the 'birthday celebration' for her to be spectacular, to be moving, monumental, and magnanimous. Alas, poor Matty will have to take a Duskwood raincheck on that one. But I did manage to snap this shot of her last night, as she was escorting a beautiful Draenei child around Azeroth, the same sweet little girl she helped out last year. And I had the same instinct - to take her home, raise her as my own, and train her in the ways of chain heals, lightening, and rain. When visiting the seat of the Naaru, they were both blessed by the light and glowed for hours.
So, Mataoka, your virtual character has given me the gifts--friendships, laughter, frustration, rage, and knowledge. Getting to know this character rewards me. She allows me to listen to my instincts, and howl at the demon moon. She represents freedom of spirit and pragmatic warmth. Happy birthday, Matty.
Theme song: World of Warcraft Tavern soundtrack/Salty Sailor (David Arkenstone)