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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

King Magni Does Twitter!

Hey there, World of WarCraft fans! King Magni Bronzebeard of Khaz Modan, Dun Morogh and Ironforge here --- a/k/a King under the Mountain, Thane of Ironforge and Grand Explorer of the Guild (but I guess you guys probably figured that out already). Anyway, today's just one of those really slow Wednesdays not only here in Ironforge, but also back home at Blizzard Entertainment HQ in beautiful, downtown Irvine, California, where things are just so slow, even on a Wednesday, that even the designers are trying to figure out what they're gonna sketch next!

But I wanna talk to you Dwarf-lovin' dudes and dudettes today for two reasons: One, it's Father's Day this Sunday (we'll get to that in a minute); the other, I've decided to do something that'll bust my boredom as I sit here on my big ol' Throne: namely, I've decided to do!

For you nerds not in the know, is the place where ordinary people, including a lot of today's biggest superstars, come together to post lightnin'-fast answers to just one question: What are you doing?

I discovered the wonders of Twitter a while back, and I gotta tell ya, you'd be real surprised at the stuff I got on Twitter. Here are a couple of examples:

Just finished whippin' the Ashbringer sword into shape! Man, did that feel great! Nothin' like a rockin' sword-forgin' workout to vent your rage on! Cool!

Heard from my kid bro, Brann, today. Told me I oughta check out, mostly because he'd seen Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and it kinda got him inspired. Besides, it's also the one where Indy finally marries Marion Ravenwood, and there's no knock-'em-out fight with ol' Pat Roach. I had to tell Brann about Pat passin' away in 2004 --- on Disneyland's birthday. Bummer.

Took care of some Explorers' Guild stuff today. These days, we don't do too much explorin'; however, we do watch Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer, if only to learn how she does it (at the Guild, our favorite Dora episode is Dora Saves the Mermaids; we just like wondering what it's like bein' under the sea and stuff).

Here, briefly, are my 10 fave Twitters:

10. Darth Vader.
9. Frodo Baggins.
8. Barbra Streisand.
7. Bill S. Preston, Esq. & Ted (Theodore) Logan.
6. William Shatner (The Parody).
5. Ryan (the DJ) Reber.
4. Ghostbusters: The Videogame.
3. Dr. Peter Venkman.
2. Aragorn Elessar, King of all Gondor.

And King Magni's #1 favorite Twitter --- Yoda!

OK, gang, enough Twitterin', cuz I said I'd say a few words about Father's Day --- and my Dad, King Madoran Bronzebeard. When Dad found out all those years ago that he was gonna be the proud father of triplets, boy, did he ever feel his oats! As the years passed, you couldn't ask for a more totally awesome trio of Dwarven butt-kickers than Brann, Muradin and me. We set up the Explorers' Guild, wrote down its basic Guidelines, forged a lotta swords and other cool weapons and otherwise goofed off when we could .... but regardless of everything, if there was something we needed to tell Dad, he was always ready to listen.

Well, Dad's gone now, and so is Muradin (Sniff!). And not a day goes by, kids, when I don't reflect on the ol' Bronzebeard family tree --- yeah, you probably noticed I got a little Niagara Falls thing going on here on my face (Sniff!). And, uh, let me remind you folks about bein' nice to your dad this Father's Day Sunday --- never mind about it being the First Day of Summer, people! Lovin' your dad means a whole lot more than all the treasure you can forge. (And I promised myself I wouldn't cry!) [Sob!]

Listen, folks, I don't want you guys to see me honkin' my nose here, so ..... I'll hang back with you next time. (Sniff!) Be cool out there, Dwarf-lovin' dudes and dudettes! (Sniff!)