Are you starstruck by anyone? Does someone in the community respond to a post or a tweet and get you all speechless because they actually responded? Is there anyone you are waiting to have respond directly to you? Is there someone that you would like to chat to, but are too chicken? Am I the only one who puts other bloggers on a pedestal?This is such a weird and awkward question to answer for so many reasons, particularly because of where I work. I guess that's a bit of a Captain Obvious statement. I work with so many people I admire -- really amazing writers, and knowledgeable too. I am very fortunate.
Every time I get thanked for linking to a blog post from the general WoW community, I get a thrill. After all, I'm only linking it because I admire the work. It's not like I'm randomly choosing blogs from a bingo tumbler cage thingy. Hmm, it would be rather difficult to write blog names on those little balls. OK. It's not like I'm randomly choosing blogs from some random blog-name generator thingy. "Cynwise's Warcraft Manual! You have been chosen by the random blog-name generator thingy! Here's a link." Yeah ... no.
I've been reading the other blogs participating in the Shared Topic, and I noticed that most of them get starstruck by Matt Low, aka Matticus. If you're a fan of Matt too, he tends to show up to the It came from the Blog pre-event parties. He chats, answers questions, chats some more. You should join us at the next one, which will be announced soon. (Shameless plug!)
You may have noticed I haven't actually answered the question. The problem is that admitting you're a fangirl of someone is embarrassing. The best you can hope for is awkward, and the worst is creepy. I don't want to be creepy. Still, I've committed to answering these Shared Topics every week, so here goes.
I geek out every time Laura Shigihara and I have Twitter conversations. I know she's not a part of the WoW blogging community, but she's made a WoW machinima and is the voice of the sunflower. The Spawn and I are major fangirls. Squee!
There you go. I'm embarrassed now. Thanks a lot, dragonray. No really, thank you. /glare
OK, fangirls and boys, it's time to geek out. Tell us who in the WoW community makes you starstruck.
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