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Elizabeth Wachowski is a 26-year-old freelance writer from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2005 with degrees in journalism and political science. She worked at the Wisconsin State Journal as a reporter from 2004 to 2006 before moving to Raleigh, North Carolina and becoming an EMT.

Around Azeroth: Things we lost in the fire

"Wandering around Stormwind during the wee hours of the weekend mornings means you run into the most ... ah ... interesting people," writes submitter Arugadh of The Brotherhood of Iron on Wyrmrest Accord (US-A). "Or trees, in this case. Self-immolating druids, actually, protesting the non-existent AH markets due to the over-abundance of materials. Or maybe they were just drunk and dancing and not noticing they were on fire. You never can tell with druids."

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Around Azeroth: The monster in the well

Defender Illona and I were making our usual rounds in my garrison, and when we stopped to smell (and pick) the proverbial roses, one of the ever-present thorns paid us a visit," writes submitter Paladave of Clan Wilkes on Garona (US-A). "Having been denied its pound of flesh, the ankle-biter was not content to merely die and give up its flowery innards. No, these little monstrosities are content with nothing less than poisoning the wells."


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Around Azeroth: Which of us is the evil twin again?

Today's submitter writes, "My gnomish warrior Pie was perusing the various transmog gear vendors when suddenly a strange sensation came over her ... a chill that crawled up her spine like a malfunctioning clockwork gnome hopped up on too much Deeprock Salt. Cautiously she turned around, expecting trouble, and instead she found a tiny death knight, comparing the fluffiness their pigtails. Naturally, Pie won."

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Around Azeroth: I just wanna fly

"All other ogron make fun of Thunk at Broken Precipice," submitter Kashume of Legends of Poker on Staghelm (US-A) translates from the original series of thumping noises that constitutes the ogron language. "They said, 'Silly Thunk, you no can fly. Ogron no have wings.' Thunk know better. Thunk up in clouds where he belongs with windrocs. Now only thing Thunk not figured out; how to get down?"

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Around Azeroth: Laid your bones by a shallow stream

"So while wandering around Shadowmoon Valley and getting in fights to test out my wide-range of dwarves taunts and insults in SpeakinSpell (and probably traumatizing a whole generation of players to boot) I stumbled across an odd gathering of draenei on the shore," writes submitter Arugadh of The Brotherhood of Iron on Wyrmrest Accord (US-A). "Three small girls and their fathers were gathered around a skeleton that they'd unearthed on the beach. At least, I think they unearthed it. Judging from the expression on that one child's face as she turned and looked at me ... well, I'm not ashamed to say that I scrambled back onto my golden charger and hightailed it out of there before they decided to unearth my skeleton right out of my flesh."

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Around Azeroth: Lara Croft would be disappointed

Submitter Angmazensos of The Chaos League on Dreadmaul (US-H) was in the midst of a Temple of Kotmogu run when a sudden and severe lag attack gave him some free time to take screenshots. This close-up of a human hunter's utterly impractical bow. How does the arrow not get caught on any of those spikes? If Hawkeye or Katniss Everdeen saw a bow with that much ridiculous ornamentation, they would laugh their butts off. Except Katniss, who I'm not sure knows how to laugh.

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Around Azeroth: Too many birds!

"As the old saying goes, 'a bird on your head is worth two in the bush," writes submitter Semyon. "Of course, two birds on your head would be even better, but sadly, this somewhat larger fellow depicted here doesn't seem to be particularly interested in sightseeing, It's a real shame - my helm has two nice perches on it especially for such an occasion!"




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Around Azeroth: Freshly grilled beef

Submitter and rare tauren priest Cowthlic came off somewhat the worse from his first encounter with Imperator Mar'gok in Highmaul. This is why one generally brings an entire raid to top-level content rather than just doing it solo. Although I definitely sympathize with the desire not to interact with most of humanity. Trade chat has shown me that, as Liz Lemon once said, "All God's children are terrible."

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Around Azeroth: Beware of tree huggers

"My shaman was questing in Spires of Arak when she caught a Smoldering Ancient in a tender moment with a much younger tree," writes submitter Lib. "Perhaps they were kindling a new romance?" Eh, I bet he's one of those creepy old trees that considers Matthew McConaughey's character in Dazed and Confused a role model. Or Matthew McConaughey's character in True Detective.

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Around Azeroth: The scapegoat's revenge

"So after ignoring Warlords of Draenor for all of November due to NaNoWriMo (er....National Novel Writing Month. Yeah. Seriously.), I've dived in with a vengeance and managed to finally get my level 3 garrison and the Menagerie," writes submitter Arugadh of The Brotherhood of Iron on Wyrmrest Accord (US-A). "And to my surprise, after a week of cussing out the various pet battle dailies, THIS showed up as today's daily battle. An undead goat. A fashionably undead goat. Now I'm trying to decide if this means Lio the Lioness has figured out I'm a paladin ... or that she's still totally clueless."

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