If you have desire to take a look inside depression, may I suggest this amazing post Depression Part Two at the blog Hyperbole and a Half. There are many other wonderful posts there as well, but this one does a brilliant job of presenting the underlying reality of depression in a very visceral way.
I’m sorry your fish are dead. I still like you, though.
Or I would, if I had any fish left.
In terms of medical costs, at least, I got off easy.
I’m a huge proponent of systems that let players experience content in their own way at their own time, so I really love the fact that Blizzard is looking at more systems that are shared across all the characters on your account.
Goodness knows I never want to do the damned Argent Tournament rigamarole again …
But I have to admit, at this point in my MMO career it just sometimes strikes me as … weird. Creepy, even.
I logged out of Mania (my Horde main), switched realms, and logged in my Alliance main. And suddenly I’m seeing battle pets on my mini-map. What!? But I didn’t train Pet Battles on this character!
… Oh, yeah. Right.
Then I logged into an Alliance bank alt and did the exact same thing again. And then again with the Horde bank alt.
I like it, no question. But it’s going to take some getting used to.
As I type, Patch 5.2 – The Thunder King – is up on the Public Test Realms. The initial patch notes talk about some interesting stuff, but for pet hunters there is really only one note worth reading:
Dire Horns have been added as a tamable species for Hunters that have learned the required skill. Aspiring Dire Horn owners should seek out clues regarding these auspicious beasts.
I went to the doctor today to get the results of my six-month post-operative MRI. Although I am still showing some signs of post-op trauma – that is, my leg is still freaking out about losing a bunch of muscle tissue – there is no sign of cancer at this time. Good news! I’ll have another MRI in three months