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)

8 comments:

  1. "Happy Birthday!" Isn't it just amazing, the gifts our character's have for us?

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    1. Agreed...really care about that dorky blonde! Thank you for your comment!

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  2. Happy Birthday Matty! Every year when escorting Dornaa I am so curious about her future, each expansion I hope she'll have grown a little and we'll get a hint about her potential.

    She might have told Matty something she wouldn't confide in a Night Elf. Maybe you Shaman know what her future holds!

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  3. Well damn Tome...now I started a shaman named Dornaa...tour inspired more stories!

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  4. Happy Birthday Mataoka! One fine wolf indeed.

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    1. Thanks, Navi! :) Kisses!

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  5. Guarf7.5.12

    Happy Belated Birthday, apologies for missing it. "A gentleman should always know a woman's birthday, but never her age" indeed.

    Aside (because it's really all about me): I also completely forgot about Children's Week! Fortunately, pets will be account bound with MoP, so perhaps I didn't miss that elusive last pet after all =)

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    1. Thank you Guarf--she's still using that enchanted broom to sweep out the cottage. The pets and mounts have made me stop and take stock at what characters are where - I was thinking that I need to move Zep back over to Matty's account because the SP thing and mounts - too beautiful.

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