Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wait, is that the real Rades? - A Navispam post

Dragonray has been wanting to give me a surprise, a present for the last week.  She has been saying all sorts of cryptic things about how she's not sure it would work out, so don't get too excited.  I kept telling her she didn't have to get me anything, but she seemed so determined I was happy to accept whatever it was, and I was sure I would love it.  I thought she was going to make something for me, like a scarf, or an item of jewellery.

On Friday, I was having a crazy day.  I could hardly function at work because of all the hoo-ha of the "unfortunate incident" and trying my best to reply every well wisher as well as do my best to keep my promise of visiting Nymphy and Orv because they also asked to see me.

I was on really briefly with super lag trying to get my Navispam of Nymphy and Orvillius and Dragonray saw me and said she had to tell me something, would I be on long?  I don't think I could even reply her because I was at work and had to go actually DO some work (how dare work interrupt my World of Warcraft stuff!! LOL) and when I finished work I went to logon to look for Dragonray to see what she wanted.  I thought maybe she had more hugs for me.

So I logged on and yelled to her on realID "I'm here!!! LOL!"

She was on one of her alts, and she replied me with a /hug and said "ok wait there, I have something for you".  I was standing around in Org and she logged off and logged on Dragonray.  I chatted to all my realID friends who were wishing me well and hugging me, and Thunderspank was on and I said to him I'd love to PvP with him because I could go relieve my stress by smashing some Alliance in a BG.  Dragonray was still... on Dragonray.  I was puzzled.  Why wasn't she getting onto her toon on Dath'remar?  I noticed a name I didn't recognise on my realID and I frowned at it for a whole 2 seconds before I realised it was Grimmtooth and in my excitement I whispered him "Grimm?" and wouldn't you know it, he was in a dungeon.  Well shit, Navi, like you haven't learned your lesson about whispering people from Eff who are in a dungeon.  I was horrified.  "Hi," he said. "I'm just in a dungeon."

"OMG I'm so sorry! You're in a dungeon!"  I replied, embarrassed.  He laughed and said no it's fine, he'll be out soon.  I was a bit scared to reply back, but I closed my eyes and replayed Grimm's voice in my head "This is Grimmtooth of Grimtooth's troops..." and Zwingli said he was nice.  It will all be ok.

"Do you mind if I wait in Deepholm?" I asked Dragonray.  I often have a feeling of guilt while standing around talking in Orgrimmar doing nothing except talking.  I should be SOMEWHERE useful whilst talking, like on a spawn point of Aeonaxx or Poseidus.  Maybe I'll get lucky while I'm standing around talking, right?

"You can wait anywhere you want, hon," she replied me so off I went to Deepholm.  Thunderspank was just about to log over to Thunder so we could do some PvP.  So I went to Deepholm and stood on a spawn point, and talked to Zwingli as well, who was telling me his surprise and shock of the last 12 hours.  I reassured him I was totally fine, and he was busy asking me every detail of meeting Nymphy and Orv and he said he wished he could hang out with the cool kids and I said, he could have come, after all he is in that guild, right?

So Dragonray asks me "Are you ready?"  I said yes, and she invited me to a group, just as Thunder logged on. Before I accepted the invite, I told Thunder that Dragonray wanted to give me a present, so could he wait for a sec, he said sure.  I accepted the invite and Dragonray was partied with someone.  I thought it was Sam, her husband.  But I looked at the name and it said Rades - like Rades of Orcish Army Knife.  I giggled to myself, thinking she was going to make a practical joke with Sam on an alt named Rades, because she knew how terrified I was of talking to Rades, or even asking Rades for a Navispam because, well it's Rades.  He has never visited me before, so I definitely don't want to go where I'm not wanted.  It came from when I Navispammed Stoppableforce a week or two ago, and he was in the same guild as Rades, and he laughed at me because I was terrified Rades would get on and I would have no idea what to say, or even be too chicken to ask, though I know if he had gotten on I would have just swallowed the irrational fear and just asked because I would never have had that opportunity again.

But then I moused over the name of Rades - heh they even made a hunter just like the real Rades - and it was a level 85 hunter, who was ... from the same SERVER as Stoppableforce....

Oh. My. GOD. OH MY GOD.

I said in party chat.  "Is that... Rades?"
"Hi," he said.
I said to Dragonray in a whisper "OMG IS THAT WHO I THINK IT IS?"  Yelling in a whisper is STILL whispering.  The writing is still pink.
"SURPRISE!" she replied.
A summon to Stonecore appeared on my screen.  Wait, I had to say a few things before I accepted that summon.
"Thunder," I whispered to Thunderspank.  "I don't think I can PvP anymore.  Rades has come to visit me!"
"Oh no worries!" he said, and he logged back over to his alt.
"Zwingli," I said to Zwingli.  "Dragonray has just got me the most AMAZING GIFT! I'll tell you in a sec, she brought someone to meet me!"
"Ok :)" he said.
And I hit accept and I was summoned into the instance.

The two of them were standing there waiting for me.  I ran over to stand in front of Rades in excitement.  I emoted a wave and a bow to Rades, and then hugged Dragonray.


So.  What do I say to the person that I was too scared to talk to?  My mind was in a whirl.  I could only think of one thing to say.

The truth.

"Rades, I need to tell you something.  I was too scared to talk to you for a Navispam."

There.  I said it.  And you know what?  After that I wasn't scared anymore.  And then I remembered my manners, I changed out of my scary PvP mog into my raiding mog so I look less scary.

Rades was delightful.  He seemed genuinely pleased to meet me!  He teased me saying evil Navi was Neganavi not Navizor.  And then when I asked him for his permission to Navispam him he was happy, I think he would have been offended if I hadn't asked!  So we spent a lot of time pulling out pets, getting out toys, posing with crystals, showing off mogs and talking about blogs.  I even got to use my new found courage to ask the questions that you can't ask someone on their blog.


How on earth do you read that amazingly long blogroll? Slowly.
Who do you get starstruck by since you're famous and everyone is starstruck by you? Other bloggers.

Then it was Rades' turn to ask me a funny question, he pulled out 5 pets.  He asked me which one was most like me.  First he pulled out a black ravager, than Ban'thalos, then another owl, then a spider which looked like Jadefang and the last one was... I forget.  Dragonray said I was the spirit owl Ban'thalos, but I knew which one was more me the instant I saw it.  The ravager.  So I told Rades, and Dragonray wondered why so I showed her.... I put on my PvP mog and it matched the black ravager very well!  So I was standing next to the pet taking pictures, and then Dragonray whispered me.


"OMG Navi, he just named his PET after you!"

Crap, I had pet names off.  I couldn't even SEE that.  Way to go Navi, he was probably wondering why you didn't squeee over it!


"OMG did you just name your pet after me?  OMG SQUEEEEE!" I said as I turned pet names back on.  "Rades, that is the highest honour."


So after that we did the dungeon to the second boss to see if we were lucky with a mount - no such luck.  But it was fun :)

Zwingli wanted me to say hi to Rades but I forgot in the excitement so I'll say here that Zwingli said HI Rades!

Dragonray, this was a truly awesome gift.  So thoughtful and just what I needed!  I have thanked her so much but I will thank her here again for being an awesome friend.

Rades, consider yourself Navispammed!








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    1. Thank you Zell! This was a fun navispam. Definitely I super high pitched squeee moment!

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  2. I giggled all the way through this, so sweet!
    And Rades has a ton of good karma about him, he's really positive, I'm not surprised he'd be willing to play along, even though you were nervous at first.

    But what is going on in that last picture, Navimie? Did you push him over so he fell flat on his face like that? How could you!!! ;)

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    1. Rades was amazingly cool and calm at dealing with a squealing fan. I think it's an everday occurence for him. It was fun though, and superb surprise.
      We were playing in the last pic - I was evil Neganavi and I was killing Rades with a hurricane!

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  3. That is so awesome! :)

    Navi, at some point you're going to realize that you are just as famous as Rades. And that some of us look up to YOU just like you look up to Rades! =D

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    1. Tami if I was that famous I would know right? I still feel like me! And if people look up to me like I look up to Rades... WOW. I can't see that happening! But if it did I hope I would be as cool as Rades.

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    2. I keep telling you that you are that famous :p LOL

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    1. It was awesome! I was squealing for the whole thing. Thank god he couldn't hear.

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    2. Navisquee is too high for inhuman hearing? And yet there is evidence that it can cause some to fall flat on their face. It's true! I've seen the screenshots!

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  5. That is a pretty sweet gift, nice one Dragonray!

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    1. It was a huge and fantastic surprise! I think I thanked her a billion times and then I needed to thank her some more :)

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  6. Haha I love it! Rades is super nice, naming a pet after you doesn't surprise me at all :D

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    1. If Dragonray hadn't told me I would still be in oblivion. I can't believe I had pet names off (you can even see me oblivious there with no pet names on in one of the pics LOL). And he was so awesome!

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    2. I am so glad I decided to whisper you - I was wondering why you hadn't reacted at all to it..LOL and here I was screaming at the computer "OMG NEGANAVI!! OMG HE NAMED HIS PET AFTER HER!?!??!? WTF - she isn't saying thanks!?!?!?"

      Filming my reaction would have been funny, but all worked out in the end :) hehe

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    3. Can you imagine if you didn't? How STUPID would I have looked! Thank god for Dragonray to save me from stupidity!

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  7. That was a great Navispam! And how sweet is Rades to name his Ravager after the evil version of you! Super cute, and adorable!

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    1. It was! I didn't know I could squeeee any more than I was already doing!

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  8. Oh wow, Navi, EEeeEEEEeeeee!!!!!

    This is just another example of why we all love Rades :D

    And three huge cheers to Dragonray for arranging such a wonderful surprise for you!

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    1. Dragonray is awesome! And yes I can see why everyone keeps saying Rades is a nice guy - and that I shouldn't be terrified of him :P

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    2. And do you recognise something you designed for me? :D

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    3. But of course, dahling!
      I'm tickled that you'd choose the pet matching your appearance in that outfit XD

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  9. So cool, all of you! :D

    Awesome Navispam!

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    1. It was a massive surprise, a welcome one! It had to be one of the most thoughtful fantastic presents ever.. Big hugs and kisses to Dragonray!

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    1. TY Rhiiannon and thank you for visiting my blog :) Glad you enjoyed the read :)

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  11. Oh man, I was still a brand new baby blogger the first time I properly met Rades. I followed him and a few other bloggers on twitter, and I would reply to them sometimes if they said something particularly funny, but none of them really knew who I was.

    And then Vidyala (who was still at Pugging Pally at the time) was doing an art stream while she drew a background for a contest winner or something, and I went. There were a bunch of people there for a while, and I didn't talk too much, but eventually people wandered off and it was just me, Vid, and Rades. We both helped her figure out how to position a dead ghoul so it didn't look like it was floating over the snow, and suddenly we were all chatting and having a ball and OH MY GOD THIS WAS VIDYALA AND RADES.

    Really, it was awesome. They were so nice to me, and we started actually talking on twitter, and commenting on each others blogs and basically I am so so so glad that I went to that livestream, because it kicked off my friendship with a couple of seriously awesome people, even if Vid and I have mostly fallen out of touch because I'm balls at twitter. XD

    ALL THIS TO SAY that meeting Rades for the first time is nervewracking for more than just you, but he always ends up being the sweetest damn guy. <3

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    1. I love listening to stories of bloggers meeting other bloggers. All the connections that go on because we all love the same game and we all like to write - it makes the world just that little bit smaller :) Thanks for the story Apple :D it fits in so well with the rest of this post!

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    2. <3! I love hearing stories, too. :3 It's the best when you can see "oh, this person was nervous about meeting someone they looked up to, too!" or "wow, I didn't know about that, that's so cool!" and... stuff. Yes. XD WORDS, I KNOW THEM.

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  12. LOL, what a great post and goodness bub, you have a lot of squee moments :)
    Well Done Dragonray, it was a very thoughtful gift and I think Rades just fainted from all the excitement. Getting a pet named after you? Awesome indeed. Wait I did that once as you'll remember :D

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    1. I am a total nitwit when it comes to squeee! I can't help but get excited when these FAMOUS people actually stop to talk to me! I forget what pet was named after me, was it a cat of some sort?

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  13. Rades is a bit of a goof. Funny story about him, he used to link/blogroll me at my old pre-ACM blog and I didn't realize Rades was "the Orcish Army Knife" dude until way later after I had added him on Twitter.

    I like him quite a bit. Glad you had a good time. :>

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    1. Oh. My. God. It's APPLE CIDER MAGE!!!!!
      Could this post be any more SQUEEEE? I don't think so!
      Thank you for dropping by ACM! It is a huge, massive honour /bow /starstruck

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    2. *gnome squeak, dives for bush* !!!

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    3. I smell another Navispam candidate!

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  14. Hrrm, you know I did comment on this but it appears the internet dragons ate it :)

    I was pretty excited this finally happened - I imagined it would take weeks to get them in the same room, I guess thats the issue with time zones!

    But I am just happy she got excited about it, and I have to confess I don't mind all the thanking, hugging and kisses :D ehee Feel free to keep all that coming :p

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  15. This was so much fun, and it was really nice to meet you both! I have to admit, I think it was even better that Dragonray set it up as a surprise, for your reaction alone, haha. It's always nice to meet other bloggers "in person", and I still have to tell my druid guildie about your firecat staff trick! So awesome. :D

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    1. Oh also I'm going to post some pictures and stuff on my Monday Minipost next week, FYI!

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    2. I look forward to seeing your pics LOL! Thank you for the super surprise, both of you, I'm glad I didn't disappoint, and ooh I look forward to seeing masses of green fire kitties! :D

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  16. OMG! I am so behind! But I just have to ask, did he bring along Fabulor? Swoon ...

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    1. No, unfortunately no Fabulor. I think that the combination of fame and good looks would have me apoplectic for sure!

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  17. OMG

    Awesomeness +1

    Arent surprises great!

    Still kinda confused as to how there is an evil Navi?

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    1. LOL hey thanks Slice :D And normally I don't like surprises but this one was great!
      Evil Navi, or Navizor comes from this post http://frostwolves.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/how-to-make-me-angry-navizor-in-bgs.html

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  18. I now have "here I am, rock me like a hurricane" in my head...lol Navimeie rocked Rades ;-)

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    1. Eluna I am sure he totally floored ME! /grin

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  19. OMG stop being so perfect and adorable! No I take that back, CONTINUE. You and your little matching ravager friend ^____^

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    1. Awww はずかしい!!!! 愛してるわ ...

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  20. hat was a great Navispam! And how sweet is Rades to name his Ravager after the evil version of you! selling world of warcraft account

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    1. This is really weird. Spammers have started actually reading posts now?

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