Sunday, October 2, 2011

Travel DJ.

It's really, really nice to be home.

I've only been home less than a week but I already feel the comforting rhythm of my life falling back into place. Maybe I'm weird, but I love waking up early in the morning (earlier than most of my housemates), looking over my planner for the day, getting a bunch of work done in my room (I work the best between 8am-1pm, weirdly), planning out my videos, scheduling meetings and video shoots, etc. Obviously traveling is a much different kind of exciting, but this home-time stuff is fun in a way I can't really explain. I feel so fortunate to get to be doing what I love. :)

But! That's not what I meant to write about. I wanted to talk about World of Warcraft, today.

I played a lot of WoW last year; I used to stay up until 3 AM all the time running dungeons with my housemate Justin as well as a bunch of our LA friends (Jason, Alex, Luke; whoever was online really). However, we all got busy early in the year and my account has sat frozen since... January. Right after Cataclysm came out.

After the craziness of my summer died down though (and excitement for BlizzCon started to build), I found myself with a little bit more spare time than usual -- and I reactivated my account. I don't regret that decision. WoW is FUN, okay?

The whole point of this World of Warcraft narrative is to give a little back-story as to what I'm about to blog about.

So, for those who've never played WoW, one of the elements of the game is that you have to travel around Azeroth in real time. So, when moving from continent to continent, city to city, you have to use regular modes of transportation (unless you use portals or teleportation, but that's a whole different story). Basically you either have to take a train, or ride a boat, or run, or fly. And depending on where you're going, this can take a long time. Sometimes like 5-10 minutes, if you're traveling far enough.

The point is, when I play WoW, generally I am playing with my housemate Justin and he's usually in my room with me. I have double monitors on my computer (like a big 'ol nerd) and sometimes I really geek out over having a second screen to play around on while we're doing boring traveling stuff on my other screen. So lately I have taken to DJ-ing our travel time. Which obviously annoys the crap out of Justin.

My current songs are as thus:

When we are running, I play No Doubt's "Running":
"Running, running
As fast as we can
Do you think we'll make it?"

When Justin is flying in his bird form, I play Steve Miller's "Fly Like an Eagle":
"I want to fly like an eagle
To the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly like an eagle
Till I'm free"

When I am flying on my carpet mount, I play Aladdin's "A Whole New World":
"Over, sideways and under
On a magic carpet ride
A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no
Or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming"

The reason this is so funny to me (and not funny to Justin) is that traveling happens quite often, so if I am feeling particularly clever, we hear these songs... all the time. Multiple times a day. In fact, I've taken to just queuing them up on YouTube before we even start playing, lately, hahaha. It just never gets old (to me). But then again, one of my life missions (and duty as a good housemate) is to annoy Justin as often as possible, so that works out.

Now I just need to think of a good song to play when we're flying on my two-seater rocket mount and I'll be set. Any good song suggestions about rocket ships?

Flights taken: 24


megkhowell said...

the little einsteins theme song? it'll get annoying really quickly too....

Anonymous said...

What about Rocket Man- the Elton John Song?

Stefan said...

I love wow so much. I have 3 decked out lvl 85s. Might I recommend "Red Hot Chili Peppers - Love Rollercoaster" for the rocket?

Danielle said...

HAHAHA! That's so funny! I've never played Wow before. Looks really complicated!

kyle said...

No really good suggestions for rocket ships (the best I can come up with is Satellite by Lelia Broussard...), but other song suggestions for general traveling: Trolley Wood (Eisley) any time you're in a forest, Tree Tops (Eisley) whenever you're flying, Perfekte Welle (Juli) or The Greyhound (Heather Dale) whenever you're on water, Skinhead on the MBTA (Dropkick Murphys) while on a train, Sunshine Highway (Dropkick Murphys) anytime you're on a road.

heyryanleys said...

Boat and Birds by Gregory and the hawk!

"Now you can skyrocket, away from me. And never look back if you find another galaxy far from here with more room to fly, just leave me your stardust to remember you buy"

Preferably the HeyKelsey cover of it on youtube because she's got a kick ass voice.

Kristen said...

Either Rocket Man by Elton John that was already suggested, Space Oddity by David Bowie or Major Tom (coming home) by Peter Schilling.

Victoria said...

"alligator sky" by Owl City!
"Where was I when the rockets came to life/and carried you away/into the alligator sky"

AlexDone said...

May i suggest Rocket Ships and Radios - nickasaur
:D <3

Erin said...

"Adventure Rocketship"

Jane said...

You could try the StarBlazers theme song. That's my dad's ringtone. It's actually pretty funny. (StarBlazers is a TV show from 1970. I just looked that date up using the Great Google.)

Here's a link:

Cat said...

Major Tom or Rocketship by Shiny Toy Guns! :)

Elizabeth Jayne said...

hmm...i like to the sky by owl city and rocketeer by what's their faces...i can't remember. good luck annoying the crap out of your roommate!

Lauren said...

if you going for really catchy and dumb songs that will annoy Justin, Rocketeer by Far East Movement. So terribly addicting you won't even believe.

kira902k said...

Hahah. WoW sounds fun, I just odn't have the time to commit.
Sigh. I'm so fascinated by your freelance/youtuber life. It interests me to no end.

I really think I want to be like you, where i work for myself, with my own project ideas and stuff. i just don't know if I would have the motivation and determination to get stuff done without an actual boss and work to go to and stuff.


Molly said...

Rocket Man by Elton John, definitely.

And when you're on a boat, you should play "I'm On A Boat' by Lonely Island, if you don't already.

Anonymous said...

That sounds hilarious- I've never played before. I'm the same with waking up early but everyone thinks I'm weird. I would just quote Lauren Lopez's monologue in AVPM 'StarKid Potter, Rocketship Potter, MOONSHOES POTTER! Traversing the galaxy for Intergalactic travels to Pigfarts!'

Kathy S said...

I need to start doing this to Christian when we play. Haha.

Katie said...

QUEEN'S DON'T STOP ME NOW. Perfect travel song in general, not to mention rocket ship travel. :)

GillianisAslan said...

Space Oddity is very morbid. If you want to kill Justin on the flight, I might suggest playing this one.

Norri said...

you should play rocket man as sung by stewie on family guy.

The Teacup Monster said...

Definitely the little einstiens theme song! Do it! it'll annoy him so bad he'll scream!!!!!!!!!!

Gabi said...

I've been playing WoW ever since my boyfriend introduced me to it back in 2006. I actually play more than he does now - he's gotten bored with it, but I still love to quest. I have a level 85 Death Knight full decked out in PvP gear (the only thing he likes to play is arena), an level 84 Shaman who I switched from resto to enhancement (I found I prefer melee over healing/tanking). I also have a bunch of other toons that I can play/level when I am in the mood for questing (my favorite thing to do in WoW). Anyway keep on playing! We need all the gals we can get! :)

The Color of Misjudgment said...

In My Rocketship by Fry Leela

I'm not unique, I'm Monique said...

My friends and I used to DJ our games of Mario Kart, it makes everything more intense/funnier, especially when you play something like "When Two Become One" by the Spice Girls during the last lap toward the end you just got it by an a blue shell :D.

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