I felt this was appropriate. A very nice production from Sharm, Cryssy and Quix0tica!


The Weekly Warlock Wind-Up: When people complain it’s getting too easy (answer)

This week’s puzzle was of course the ubiquitous Rubik’s Cube, and while I realise nobody could really prove they’d solved it, I was happy to hear about at least one person going out and beginning to learn. To those of you who claim solving the puzzle is as simple as realising that all the colours should be together, one colour per side, I’m afraid I wanted you to actually physically do it.

Since I never set puzzles I can’t solve myself, here’s me solving the Cube in the kind of horrible video quality only a mobile phone is capable of:

And if you couldn’t learn how to solve it from that, this is probably the best tutorial I’ve found on the net, although I recommend learning to solve it on your own like I did, if you can – it’s much more fun!


It’s the weekend…

…and as everyone knows, the weekend means it’s time for a random post with no real bearing on the game or RL. This weekend, you’re especially lucky, because there will actually be two posts this weekend thanks to the launch of my second contest tomorrow! That’s right – not one, but two. Nicht eins, aber zwei. Pas un, mais deux. Bon appetite!

First up, this amazing video. Remember those books you used to buy, where you followed a character into a spooky house or similar, and then you could either “Go upstairs: Go to page 39” or “Go through the door ahead: Go to page 81”? It’s like that – but in video form! And it’s been done really, really well. Not only was it incredibly creepy, but I loved the butler character, and the ending, which I won’t spoil for you.

Now you can watch the first introductory part here, but when you click a link for the first time it will probably open in a new window. Feel free to let me know how many attempts it took you to finish, because I think I tried every option before getting the right ones…

Next up, I found this post on the new bought-with-real-money minipets over at Darth’s blog particularly interesting, mainly because I agree with almost everything he says. Check it out, and maybe have a look around the blog in general while you’re there.

Finally, this picture I found over at Wowbash, and I thought it was particularly relevant, being a Warlock. It also made me laugh:

Oh, burn

Until tomorrow,