I’m home from hospital.
I’m not recovered and have a lot more healing to do, and some things will never be the same again. Â But heck, I’m here and I’m trying.
I wrote a lot of gold blog posts from hospital, using a notepad and pencil, and uploaded them tapping them into my smart phone. I also used my android phone with WoW Armory/Remote Auction House to make some sales relisting items I’d previously crafted. Some of the posts I wrote are:
I’m not feeling 100% yet. Â One of the side effects of post traumatic stress is wooly-brain-ness, if that is even a word. Â I’m less sharp than I used to be.
Be patient, normal Gold Queen Service will be resumed asap.
“With one voice, as one community, we are speaking out and working to end violence against women.”
I was proud that bloggers had looked beyond the sensationalism of “eep one of our own was hurt” to the wider issue of caring for our fairer sex in general. I’d like to widen that issue further and turn attention to violence to all, not just to women. Mankind is capable of great beauty, of deep thought, but also of great destruction.
I was also proud of the way a community came together for a common cause. Â I knew you had it in you, I just never imagined I would be that cause! Â Care Bear Group Hug!
How can you help the White Ribbon campaign?
Do me a small favour. When you get ganked in a battleground, yell out in rage that you’ve been “pwned” not “raped”. Rape isn’t a joke.
Taking down an enemy in a battleground is funny. IRL trauma isn’t.
Participants and Feedback
- Power Word: Gold – [White Ribbon] “ Heart Of Gold
- WarcraftEcon – White Ribbon “ Heart of Gold
- Capped By Cata – [White Ribbon] “ Heart of Gold
- Coldâ€™s Gold Factory – White Ribbon “ Heart of Gold
- Altos Goldish Advice – White Ribbon “ Heart of Gold
- Gimps Gold – [White Ribbon] “ Heart of Gold
- Fighting Coin – [White Ribbon] “ Heart of Gold
- Wragstoriches – [White Ribbon] “ Heart of Gold
- Break the Bank – White Ribbon “ Heart of Gold
- Auction House Addict – (White Ribbon) “ Heart of Gold
- Fortune and Fighting – White Ribbon Campaign-Unite, One Voice
- The Revenge – White Ribbon â€“ Heart of Gold
- Dented Armor – White Ribbon Heart of Gold
- Cazmiaâ€™s Ramblings – [White Ribbon] “ Heart Of Gold
- The Golden Crusade – White Ribbonâ“Heart of Gold
- The Consortium – White Ribbon â€“ Heart of Gold
- Caffeine, Smokes and Auction House Fees – White Ribbon “ Heart of Gold
- Theronies Gold Exploration – White Ribbon â€“ Heart of Gold
- Too Many Annas – You Receive: [White Ribbon]
- Flavor Text – Glass Houses: On Alyzande and Rape Culture in Azeroth
- The mental Shaman – That sickening feeling
- Apple Cider Mage –When Blogging Imitates Real Life Rape Culture
- Troll Bouquet – [TW: Mentions of Sex Assault] Stand Together, Stand as One, Never Be Silent
- Need More Rage – Blog banner.
- Mommy Jenkins!! – One of Our Own: White Ribbon
- Bibliotech – Heartâ€™s Blood, White Ribbons (Trigger warnings for rape)
- Better Off Dead – Guild Webpage
- Amerence Love WoW – White Ribbon: Please Support TGQ!
- WoW or Gold – White Ribbon â€“ Heart of Gold
Thank you everyone
Traditional English “thank you” is either a bouquet of flowers to a lady, or a pint for a mate. Please consider this a virtual “pint”!
Thanks to Warcraft Econ blog writer Oligopoly
All “Oli” did was approve some comments, and edit one post to include the links to which I referred. These simple acts brought me great peace of mind, which is priceless.
To Flux of Power Word: Gold for actually listening to me on Skype.
To Sinshroud of the Consortium for helping practically.
For Nev of AH Addict for becoming a friend.
To Readers of The Gold Queen who took the time to chat to me on Twitter, and then to become friends with me on Facebook.
Oestrus for such a nice tweet about me today “You are nothing short of an inspiration, GQ. Keep it up! *hugs*”. Also Martin, Liam, Marcus, Matthew, Ryan, Dechion, Charles, Darkfriend, Murray and Lindsey, Ricardo, Faythe, Trimble, Alto, Cas …
To fellow Gold Guide writers and partners,Â thank you for your understanding and patience, and especially the talented Jonathan Kennins of Gold Speed Run. I’m still regretful that I missed Gold Speed Run 6.
To complete strangers, readers of the blogs who displayed white ribbons. They offered hugs, and support, at a time I really needed them. Â Those who had been through similar traumas, or those who just wanted to care.
(Back to “The Gold Queen” tomorrow!)