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Throwback Thursday – Welcome To The Firelands (Guns-N-Roses Style)

Work stuff is happening fast right now which means blogging is taking the hit. Since I used to be funnier than I currently am and I have some new followers who may not have read the old stuff, I’m going to start tossing out a few throwback Thursdays.

This was originally posted on 07-15-2011. Enjoy!

Welcome To The Firelands (Guns-N-Roses Style)

This is meant to be read (or screamed) to the tune of Welcome to the Jungle by Guns n Roses.

Welcome to the Firelands,
They got ash and flames.
They got all the gear you want
You should go check out their raids
They are the people that supply
All the dailies you may need
They will help you earn some money, honey
And some Marks of the World Tree

In the Firelands
Welcome to the Firelands
Watch it bring you to your sha na na na na na knees, knees
They got what you need

Welcome to the Firelands
You’ll be stuck here every day
If you wanna pwn the noobs you meet
That’s the price you gotta pay
You may be a very special toon
You may think you’re pretty leet
You may think you’re going to steal phat loot
But you won’t get that shit for free

In the Firelands
Welcome to the Firelands
Feel my, my, my hunter’s serpent sting
I, I wanna hear you scream

Welcome to the Firelands
There are quests here every day
You learn to kill certain animals
In the Firelands where we play
If you get enough Marks of the Tree
You’ll be geared up eventually
You can buy anything you want
Could you please buy some for me?

In the Firelands
Welcome to the Firelands
The lag will bring you to your sha na na na na na knees, knees
But they have what you need

And when you’re done you’ll never
Want to come back around, around, around, around, YEAH!

You know where you are?
You’re in the Firelands baby
Somebody’s gonna die
In the Firelands
Welcome to the Firelands
Watch it bring you to your sha na na na na na knees, knees
In the Firelands
Welcome to the Firelands
Feel my, my, my hunter’s serpent sting
In the Firelands
Welcome to the Firelands
Watch it bring you to your sha na na na na na knees, knees
In the Firelands
Welcome to the Firelands
Watch it bring you to your
It’s gonna bring you down
HUAH!

The One Where Navi Wrote Me A Poem

I have to admit, 2013 is off to an amazing start for me. Especially surrounding everything Azeroth. I’ve been having such positive experiences this year – everything from joining a new guild, catching up on achievements, having friends from the community send me pets, having friends willing to roll alts to help me create my very first banking guild, running old content with some of my favorite people in my little horde guild, winning a free mount from a blog contest and so many more awesome things. I have met so many new people from the community, but more than that I’ve stopped being a silent lurker and have actually come out of my shell a bit to “meet” people I’ve been following and have been aware of for a long time now.

One of those people who I had been silently lurking around is Navimie from The Daily Frostwolf. But that has all changed this year as I was lucky enough to get asked to participate in the secret gift for Navi last month and then a few days later I was lucky enough to get Navispammed by surprise. It’s been great actually having interaction with Navi and I’m glad we’ve officially started talking. Especially since if we had never started talking, I would have not had the good fortune of receiving an email from Navi yesterday morning that made my day. She has apparently been busy writing little personalized poems and I was thrilled to discover she had written one for me. I knew I had to write a post and share it with you guys because it’s so brilliant and adorable.

So without further ado, I present to you my poem from Navi:


ELFINDALE
I said it once, I’ll say it twice
’bout how alike are we
In blogging and our game playing
And even clothes, I see!

It wasn’t a surprise to hear
A fan gave you a pet!
I only wish I’d thought of that -
So glad that we have met :)

<3 Navimie

Winter Squid And Other Blasts From The Past

I don’t watch them very regularly, but every once in a while I like to glance through the search engine terms that result in hits on my blog just to see where some of the traffic is coming from. So far, the strangest ones have all involved the word “pedo” thanks to this post which subsequently led me to making it an actual song only because I must fulfill all of Alas’ wishes.

My top 5 search terms, however, are Firelands (likely because of this lame attempt at humor), bunny with a pancake on it’s head (i didn’t actually write a post about this, but I did use the image), the word Elfi (go figure), elementium hammer (i haz one) and rounding out the top 5 – winter squid. Although this top 5 list isn’t truly accurate because most of my search term hits revolve around the mysterious floating cat head in Uldum. It’s just that the phrase is typed in so many different ways, it doesn’t all get counted together.

Back on point, my previous winter squid post is basically still very accurate. I think the only thing that has changed is there are now 2 less fish required for The Oceanographer achievement. But because it’s heavily searched for and because it’s that time of year where winter squid are getting ready to vanish, I wanted to bring attention to it once again.

Sidebar: Going through my search terms got me started reading through some of my old posts. Reading through some of my old posts resulted in following pingbacks to other blogs. Revisiting this post really struck a nerve with me and briefly brought back the memory of how horrible all that drama was. But the pingback on that post led me to this post. I can’t decide if these types of posts are on the pro list or the con list for having a blog. Reading the whole thing now just makes me sad. It’d be nice if there were no record of these types of things. But at the same time I am reading these posts over a year later and not only have Alas and I remained friends, we are even better friends. I would even go so far as to call her one of my bestest friends (I don’t require much :P) and certainly one of my all-time favorite people. So in that respect, it’s kind of cool to have this documented. But it still makes me sad. I think we awkwardly worked through everything at the time it was all happening because it was important we remained friends, but I will be the first to admit I carried some hurt feelings with me for a while and I wish I hadn’t. It’s all gone now, of course. But even leaving me out of the equation, I am sad that any of this happened to Alas. Why am I pointing it out and bringing it all up again? I have no idea. Like I said, I accidentally stumbled across it and it made me very melancholy. I guess I’m putting a spotlight on it here because it’s something she and I have sort of gotten past without revisiting and I would like to just make sure she’s officially aware that I am sorry if any of my words or actions added to the stress and the mess. Alas, you’re the best and I <3 you. And hopefully bringing this all back to the surface and me being all publicly mushy hasn't embarrassed you.

Thank You WoW Bloggers – I Love You All

This is my Blog Azeroth Thanksgiving post. It was a great idea for an event and I really enjoyed participating.

What I decided to do is write a poem, but the thing about my poems is … when I write them, I hear them in my head and they all have a specific cadence to them. I’m always worried that a reader may not find the same cadence I find in them, and then the rhyme won’t sound the same to the reader as it does to me. So I’ve taken the liberty of making a recording of me reading it the way I hear it in my head. Or something. And just in case it’s not easy enough to understand what I’m saying, I have included the entire poem below the recording. But I do recommend you listen to it before reading it, if at all possible.

My Thanksgiving Poem

This is a story all about how
My life got flipped, turned upside down
I’d like to take a minute, just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the author of a blog called Elfi’s World.

It wasn’t by rhyming for a living, that’s for sure
Although I really can rhyme and soon you’ll concur
In fact, maybe I’ll just make this whole post a poem
And school you on rhythm while I talk about Gnomes

It’s Thanksgiving today and I’m doing my part
To be grateful for others and spill my heart
There are so many bloggers who I’m thankful for
Who have inspired my writing and who I simply adore

I’m thankful for Amber and her Friday Flow Charts
I’m thankful for Vid and all of her arts
There’s Miri and Jamin and Rades and Cynwise
With their lore and their humor and their pretty blue eyes (I’m assuming)

I love Windsoar, Angelya, and Restokin too
And so many others like Rhii, Zinn and Beru.
I can’t name them all, there’s too many to name
But I can’t forget Zel cause that’d be a shame.

But my favorite blogger is the one called Alas
Even though she pretends to be such an ass
I know it’s not true, I can see through her act
I love all her posts and that is trufax.

So to all of these people and to so many more
I give you my thanks for your words, wisdom and lore
Reading your blogs has brought me such joy
And that wraps this rhyme up, see you later home boys.

Don’t Get In The Van With Pedo-Tree


It’s sad that we no longer see
Druids in raids as full-time trees

The new tree form is now a cooldown
A giant monstrosity that looks like a clown

Some think it looks like broccoli
But my guild thinks it’s a pedo-tree

Don’t get in the van with pedo-tree.

Welcome To The Firelands (Guns-N-Roses Style)

This is meant to be read (or screamed) to the tune of Welcome to the Jungle by Guns n Roses.

Welcome to the Firelands –

Welcome to the Firelands,
They got ash and flames.
They got all the gear you want
You should go check out their raids
They are the people that supply
All the dailies you may need
They will help you earn some money, honey
And some Marks of the World Tree

In the Firelands
Welcome to the Firelands
Watch it bring you to your sha na na na na na knees, knees
It has what you need

Welcome to the Firelands
You’ll be stuck here every day
If you wanna pwn the noobs you meet
That’s the price you gotta pay
You may be a very special toon
You may think you’re pretty leet
You may think you’re going to steal phat loot
But you won’t get that shit for free

In the Firelands
Welcome to the Firelands
Feel my, my, my hunter’s serpent sting
I, I wanna hear you scream

Welcome to the Firelands
There are quests here every day
You learn to kill certain animals
In the Firelands where we play
If you get enough Marks of the Tree
You’ll be geared up eventually
You can buy anything you want
Could you please buy some for me?

In the Firelands
Welcome to the Firelands
The lag will bring you to your shun n,n,n,n,,n,n,,n,n,n,,n,n,,n knees, knees
But they have what you need

And when you’re done you’ll never
Want to come back around, around, around, around, YEAH!

You know where you are?
You’re in the Firelands baby
Somebody’s gonna die
In the Firelands
Welcome to the Firelands
Watch it bring you to your sha na na na na na knees, knees
In the Firelands
Welcome to the Firelands
Feel my, my, my hunter’s serpent sting
In the Firelands
Welcome to the Firelands
Watch it bring you to your sha na na na na na knees, knees
In the Firelands
Welcome to the Firelands
Watch it bring you to your
It’s gonna bring you down
HUAH!

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