Day Fourteen: This Upsets Me

This post is part of a series "20 Days of... WoW Blogging Challenge", a blogging challenge suggested by Saga at Spellbound. She proposes twenty questions to be answered in twenty days and I, foolishly, have decided to take up this most daunting task because clearly my schedule is not full enough.

Well, I gotta tell you: I'd be very, very careful who you talk to about that, because the person who wrote that... is dangerous. And this button-down, Oxford-cloth psycho might just snap, and then stalk from office to office with an Armalite AR-10 carbine gas-powered semi-automatic weapon, pumping round after round into colleagues and co-workers. This might be someone you've known for years. Someone very, very close to you. - Fight Club
This post is, by far, the hardest of this series so far for me to write, and it has caused me to fall off the one-post-a-day pace in a rather spectacular fashion. This is upsetting.

I am a pretty even-tempered guy and it takes a lot to get me upset. I'm not the kind of person to start frothing at the mouth and stomping around the house in a blind, red-faced rage that causes the neighbours to hide their children and fetch their shotguns. That's only happened once, honest. Since I started taking the pills I'm much better.

There are many things in the game that annoy the crap out of me. People not eating and drinking after a resurrection and expecting me to heal them annoys me. In fact, most people these days don't even bring food and water into a dungeon anymore because they know the healer will be there, and that annoys me as well. Tanks not waiting for mana, DPS pulling for the tank and taking too much damage, healers who don't actually know how to heal are all things that are annoyances, but I wouldn't say they upset me.

I can also get frustrated. Progression content frustrates me at times. Last night Nefarian taught us a lesson in humility as he proceeded to wipe our raid repeatedly and efficiently; with most of our attempts ending after a minute and a half. That was frustrating, but as we were just learning the fight it wasn't upsetting.

Nothing in World of Warcraft really gets me upset or mad. Real life, on the other hand, is a different story.

Writing this post has been upsetting. In thinking about all the things in the real world that upset me, I have managed to piss on my own brain and my mood has gone downhill. So let me conclude this post briefly.

I have a long list of failings, and any time one of these personality flaws affects my life in a negative way I get upset. I have no desire to go into detail about these things, because frankly, I have never been a person that likes to dwell on things that upset me. This is why this post is so freaking hard to write.

Whenever I get upset or mad about something I invariably do two things: express the emotion, and then move on. I try to keep a positive mental attitude as much as I can and so I never stay upset at anything for long. This, in turn, upsets my wife who says that I am no fun to fight with.

Now, I need to go to my happy place and reset my brain to get rid of this post.



  1. Aye...As I watch you slog through the wetlands of these 20 days...I wonder if I can be brave enough to do the same. To add another thing to my plate...to reveal and think about this much. You are a wonderful example of grace under 'angry pressure'...I should be so even tempered [and less easy to fight with lol]

    Three cheers for the best dwarf healer I know. Yeah, really (ahem mostly horde hehe)


  2. Thanks for the kind words, Ttrin. You're a star. :)

  3. I'm generally like you...generally. I am a mild mannered, chillaxed type of person. Even when I'm peeved at something, I generally don't let it show in game (by typing angry tirades or yelling in vent or letting someone die.... >.>). But there are a few things that irk me and irk me good.

    I dislike locks who life tap after a fight and stand there with their thumbs up their asses like they expect me to heal them.

    Also, tanks that have no regard for my mana and just take off while I'm sitting down and drinking.