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Breakfast Topic: What is your favorite World of Warcraft fan art or media?

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With the massive number of players logging in every day to WoW, there's an equally expansive amount of art and media coming from that player base. Very few games have ever brought out such a community of creative minds showing the rest of us their vision of a fantasy world. From machinima to custom WoW dolls (I mean action figures -- right, guys?), to Horde/Alliance-themed cakes, there are a ton of different venues for artists of all varieties to express their passion for the game.

I've just recently begun to start watching WoW-based machinima and have discovered there are quite a few masterpieces out there from people who seem talented enough to write or direct feature films. After the Cataclysm launch, I'm going to start an ongoing fan fiction story about a rogue and what his life is like after Deathwing ravages Azeroth. It should be plum full of adventures and high jinks! Although I'd love to include custom artwork with that story, my drawing skill ends at stick figures, so I'll have to use to screen shots.

Out of all the different art, videos, and other "warcrafts," are there any you'd like to participate in? Or maybe you already check out great fan art, make custom troll outfits for cosplay, or bake cupcakes shaped like murlocs. What are your favorites?

Filed under: Breakfast Topics, Guest Posts

World of WarCrafts: Sweet! Labor Day cake update

World of WarCrafts spotlights art and creativity by WoW players, including fan art, cooking, comics, cosplay, music and fan fiction. Show us how you express yourself by contacting our tips line (attention: World of WarCrafts) - not-for-profit work only, please.

Holiday weekends call for a focus on the festive and the fun, something World of WarCrafts is uniquely qualified to deliver. How can you beat WoW cakes and WoW costumes? Actually, you'll have to wait until next week for the costumes - but they're real humdingers, including behind-the-scenes construction notes and photos of award winners from this year's Blizzcon. In the meantime, let's get an eyeful - and a taste, too, because we've got recipes! - of some of truly spectacular WoW cakes.

First up: a Gnomeregan cake sent in by reader James, created by his girlfriend Charlie especially for his birthday. "She's really pulled out the stops and done a cracking job on my party, and everyone loved the cake," he wrote. We couldn't agree more - oh, sorry, didn't mean to stick a finger in the wrench there ... Let's just lick that off before we type a bit more ... Mmm ...

Join us after the break for the Gnomeregan Cake recipe plus a Cake Wrecks look at WoW cakes.

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Filed under: Cooking, Fan stuff, Features, World of WarCrafts

Breakfast Topic: Cooling off

I like starmixx's idea from WoW LJ: whenever she's driven nuts by something in game, she just steps away and does some baking. To tell the truth, I've gotten pretty good at avoiding my ingame annoyances -- I don't really PuG all that much anymore, and I mostly avoid group quests (or just stay patient enough until someone I know can help me finish them). But sooner or later, we're all going to hit our heads up against something that happens in game, and then it's a good time to walk away and... do what?

I personally find that going for a walk helps me clear my head -- nothing reminds me that "this is just a game" more than actually going out in the real world for a while. But I like that starmixx's plan is so productive -- you get de-stressed and get to have cupcakes? That's pretty win.

What do you do when the game drives you nuts? Some of the folks in the LJ thread don't even leave the game -- they log an alt or just go fishing for a while. What's your plan when something in Azeroth makes you crazy?

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Fan stuff, Breakfast Topics

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