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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fanfic Feature :D

Hello Wizards of the Spiral!  John Lifeglen here with news!!!  YAY NEWS!!!  College is going great, my legs hurt like no body's business but class is good and interesting.  After having 2 days of classes I think it's going to be a fantastic year. But this isn't the news you came here for...

First off, Ravenwood Radio has been so kind as to feature ME along with two other fantastic sorcerers in Balance Study Hall, which will record live tomorrow night!!! :D Drop in for some excellent advice from my fellow sorcerers and I, along with some humor as always ;).   This still isn't the news that my intro is talking about though.

The news is this: A couple of people enjoyed my fanfic the first time I wrote it CLICK ME, and I wrote it again.  \/ Post Below This One! \/ Now I have compiled all of my fanfic *and hopefully much more to come* into one page, located at the top of my blog.  Maybe I'll eventually start writing on slightly more interesting topics, but for now fanfic will be kept for advice and reactions.  Enjoy!

Your Friend Always,
John Lifeglen

Monday, August 23, 2010

Etiquette 101

Hello, fellow wizards of the spiral! I wanted to take this time to tell you all that I arrived at school, managed to move in, and I am doing great.  Classes start tomorrow and I write this post for a couple of reasons.  The first is to tell you that I'm here still, and no official hiatus is in order yet.  That is yet to be determined, though many fine bloggers out there are taking some minor breaks. :( 

The second thing I'd like to talk about it what the /\ Title /\ suggests.  I wanted to approach this in a fun and fresh manner, and after your responses to my fanfic rant, I have decided that fanfic will be my new medium for communicating points.  Here we go!


After cancelling my subscription to the Wizard101 Press, I headed to the library to get my fill of information from Harold Argleston.  Upon arriving at the library, I dismounted Mufasa, tied him to the large, stone column, and headed inside.  The warm glow of magical lighting and the smell of musty old books filled the air, and I felt at home.  Embarking on the journey down the seemingly-endless hallway, I stumbled upon a book that caught my eye.  This particular volume was titled "Etiquette for Student Wizards".  Thumbing through the volume, I stopped on a page about writing for any publication, especially one for the Spiral Wide Web.  It said:

On Personal Details, and Inter-student Communications

Young wizards should not post any personal details for their own protection, nor should they share contact information about any other wizards.  This is how students get into sticky situations and find themselves trapped.  Also, students should not publicize any issues with other students, especially not on Spiral Networking Sites such as Wandbook, MyDorm, or Owler.  Student issues should remain anonymous so as not to spoil anyone else's opinion based on one negative experience, and posting names of questionable students in the Spell-tags of a post is a most grievous offense.  All students reading Spiral Wide Web publications are reminded that it is solely the opinion of one student, and not that of everyone.  When in doubt, contact the student you have problems with directly, and through private channels.  When sharing information, remember to get permission to share personal contact information from the party in question.  Again, when in doubt, post a direct Wandlink rather than an Owling address. It is the opinion of...

And the text continued on.  Now armed with the information I was seeking about creating and maintaining a Wandsite to be respected, and how to deal with and resolve problems in a private manner, I checked out the volume with Harold Argleston and headed back out to my Lion.  Mufasa greeted me happily, using his coarse tongue on my cheek to let me know I was missed, more like a dog than a large cat.  I jumped lithely onto the back of my friend and cast my spell to go home.


Thanks for stopping by! More fun posts planned for the near future...unless class work gets too hectic :/

Your Friend Always,
John Lifeglen

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Times are Strange

Greetings, Wizards of the Spiral! 

I know it's been slightly over 1 week since my last post...and I apologize.  Things here are getting hectic as I get ready to embark on the journey through college.  Packing, unpacking to make mom happy and show her I have everything she requested, then repacking >.<.  It's different, but not in a bad way.  So for this post I really want to say that I'm not sure how much longer my blog will stay "active", and it's due to the strangeness around me and this new adventure. 

No, I'm not leaving...intentionally.  I will try my darndest to make time for all of you in game and in the blogosphere, and I won't be quitting Twitter, my posts will just become more sporadic.  Maybe college will be good for my blogging as a way to decompress after the day, we'll just have to cross that bridge when we come to it. 

Now for something I haven't done before.  Answering questions.  This is my way to help pick up my blogging slack.  Maybe with a little outside motivation waiting in my e-mail inbox I will post more :)  My first question was in comment form from Miss Rachel Windtalon.  Here it is:

Where did you get your robes in your At Play picture.

That one's easy enough-Youkai in the Tree of Life drops them :)  The hat is also a drop by Youkai for those of you wondering.  As for the shoes, try Death Oni...though I hear he doesn't drop them lightly and I got them by chance!

One other thing!  While I am not ITS (In The Spiral) as often as I once was, I'm still lurking.  I have been playing another game to relieve some farming boredom and I have been playing on my fire girl alt: Maria.  Last names of alts will not be published until I am ready for everyone to meet them ;).

Your [Freshman Again...>.<] Friend Always,
John Lifeglen

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Hey guys!  I was playing around with some things on Widgetbox and I found this:

It's kinda like a poll, only better!  Just click a picture to select your choice.  Yes, this is kind of a weird way to start a new feature, but they are the best pictures I could come up with right now.  Expect more of these in the future!

Your Friend Always,
John Lifeglen