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Yet another reason why I shouldn't be a parent. - GROWL
ifritah
ifritah
Yet another reason why I shouldn't be a parent.
First off (and may I say, this is very off topic), did you know that there is such a thing as a 'professional shredder'? No joke, one just stepped into the office, asking where he needed to go. It took all of my will-power not to glance at the pile of paper on top of my shredder and offer him to have a go at my stuff.

But, uh, I don't think that's what he meant. I mean, I HOPE not. Because if that really is a job somewhere, I wanna know how much it pays an hour and if they have benefits!

Anyway, as I was... It's Orphan Week in WoW and I've heard gossipy stories about people carting around orphans as their pets and killing them in all these horrible ways. Naturally, this made me want my own orphan to drown, maim, and otherwise destroy to only have it come back so I could do it again!

But alas, after taking my own orphan around VC (an instance in WoW), it seems that he's just like any other pet, but with a question mark over his head (for quests). Apparently, there was only musing of all these things you could do to the kids, and the 'telephone effect' caused it to sound as if you really could do some messed up stuff.

I suppose this is yet another one of those "P/C" things. I mean, burning kids with AOEs? I guess that probably sends out some bad message or something. Just like, even though it would make logical sense, you can't skin humanoids. The world is odd.

Oh well, at least carting the kid around town got me five gold.

Current Location: Work
Current Mood: sick still sick (make it STOP)

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malakim From: malakim Date: May 11th, 2006 04:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I want the rat. ._.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: May 11th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
You know, I have yet to see this rat. (I haven't turned in the kid to collect my gold yet. That's all I have left to do. Stupid sleep, interrupting my rewards!)

The rat might win me over, but the turtle and pig were eh to me. Well, okay, the pig was cute, but five gold was cuter.
malakim From: malakim Date: May 11th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I definitely don't want the pig myself. To me, it would be a toss-up between the turtle and the rat.

But rat FTW.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: May 11th, 2006 05:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
You've got me so curious about this rat! Why isn't it 4:30 so I can speed home and get my priest her turn-in so I can see the damn thing?!
malakim From: malakim Date: May 11th, 2006 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think the official WoW site has pics of them on its Children's Week event page.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: May 11th, 2006 09:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
!! The rat! He is so VERY CUTE.

Damn you, now I want one!

But... but... but the pets have to match my character's hair! And my mage can't have one, because she's saving up rep to get her NE kitty and she needs her kitty pet trailing behind! (Her hair would match the rat, which is why I bring it up.)

Hrm, choices choices.
From: millenia Date: May 11th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
...you took the 5 gold. That makes you a curmudgeon!

I took Mr. Wiggles, myself. ^_________^
ifritah From: ifritah Date: May 11th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
... Did you just call me old and stuffy? HMPH.

Well, you see, the main problem with these pets is they don't match with with any of my character's hair. That's my weird pet thing I have going.

Of course, since my Druid has blue-green hair, it made that rather difficult... so she got a bunny.

But still, you see my dilemma here!
ifritah From: ifritah Date: May 11th, 2006 08:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooookay, so like I told malakim I haven't actually gone to collect the five gold that I know is my due. My priest had fifteen minutes left on her hearthstone cooldown, so she spent the night in Theramore.

Anyway, now that I take a look at the rewards for the quest chain on the WoW website (so I could see this rat that is apparently so cute), there it was, me a curmudgeon!

So, yes, you are forgiven. ^_~
schneeble From: schneeble Date: May 11th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Speedy the turtle will be mine.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: May 11th, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
HA.

gailadora got the turtle.

I'm actually rather amused that the two animals suggested as possible alternatives to sheep for mage's polymorph spell wound up showing up as pets in this quest. Coincidence? Pfft, with Blizz, it's alwasy a CONSPIRACY!

Just give me a minute and I'll figure out how.
schneeble From: schneeble Date: May 11th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
As long as you keep the conspiracy theory on the WoW forums, you don't need to explain how. ^_~
ifritah From: ifritah Date: May 11th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, good point!
bobthebarbarian From: bobthebarbarian Date: May 12th, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mr. Whiskers is the Bomb.

Kemystrie has him, I just keep worrying that the cat mobs will come over and eat him :)
ifritah From: ifritah Date: May 15th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee hee. Yes, Mr. Whiskers is ADORABLE. He's the only one I'd even consider grabbing for one of my alts. Of course, the money, it calls.

And Mr. Whiskers matches with Senae's white kitten! Mwehehe, look out Mr. Rat...
gailadora From: gailadora Date: May 12th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I got the piggy, Mr. Wiggles for my Cow. It looks very weird. It's all farm themed. Cow, pig, cat. Now I just need my wolf and it will be cow, pig, cat, dog.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: May 15th, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
*Snicker* You're going to have the Breman gang if you don't watch it! When the chickens start clucking at you... run.
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