First off, if you don't play, or have any interest in the World of Warcraft MMO, please disregard this firt paragraph...
So, this weekend I spent a lot of time playing World of Warcraft. My Tauren Hunter is now 61, and enjoying the challenges in Outland. I've heard a lot of people say this is where the game really begins. And I kind of have to agree. I'm actually having more fun here than most of the lower level areas. But I also played some on my Orc Warrior, Kagu. I'm realy into the story aspects of the game, and trying new arcs and unconventional patterns with characters. Kagu started his career in the Blood Elf lands, which was difficult, as there are no Warrior trainers except in the capital city. And as a second level character, he couldn't participate in the inital quests. So, he just killed stuff until he was high enough to get actual quests. But then I tired of that (having just done the are with a BE Paladin recently), so I decided Kagu is going to get Exalted with the Trolls so he can get one of their cool raptor mounts when he hits 30. That should be fun to do, I think. If anyone has any advice on how best to do this, let me know. Kagu is on Moon Guard, btw.
This weekend we bought Iron Man, finally. We watched it last night and it is still just as awesome as it was when I saw it in the theatre twice. I'm really looking forward to The Incredible Hulk tomorrow. I plan to get the special 3-disc edition (cuz I'm a geek like that). I think my favorite parts of Hulk was all of the nods and hints about Captain America. I am so jazzed about Thor in 2010, then Captain America and The Avengers in 2011. These are grand days to be a comic book geek.
I'm still planning to give NaNoWriMo a go this year, though with a baby that might arrive as early as halfway through the month, I'm not sure if I will be able to do it. Still, it's a fun excercise in writing. So, I have to figure out what I'm going to write. I know it will probably be fantasy/sword & sorcery. But I don't know if I want to start a new character, or maybe polish up one of my old ones. I may go with an older one, just because the research and background would be a bit easier. Anyone have any ideas of what kind of fantasy story they would like to see me try? My characters often tend to be cut from the same cloth as Conan, but I would be willing to venture into other archetypes, as long as the protagonist is heroic.