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Anna Bell

Anna Bell @liopleurodonic — Anna Bell -- and yes that is her real name -- has 2 small kids, a degree in English literature, and has been playing video games as long as she can remember. In addition to Blizzard's game she's also into Farm Simulator esports, and romanced Alistair in Dragon Age.


The Queue: And also with you

Is there anything you memorized earlier in your life that no longer remains relevant, but for some reason it has burrowed itself so deeply you cannot forget it, and it sometimes pops out in weird ways?

This is The Queue, where you ask us questions and we devote the tiny part of our brain that isn’t reciting the Greek alphabet to answering.


The Queue: they screm

Rutherford was just a little bit jealous at first, but now he and Daisy are practically best buddies. I’d be really excited about this, but apparently they’re having another of their zany screaming contests! So glad they’re bonding over being loud!

So. Glad.

This is The Queue, where you ask us questions and if we get a quiet moment to ourselves we’ll answer them.


The Queue: Yes or no?

In a look behind the curtain, one thing I learned very early on making content — even as far back as actual writing school — is to never lead with a question which could be answered with a simple yes or no, because that’s all you’ll get, and you’ll have to work to get the person you’re questioning to elaborate further with follow-ups. We do this every day with our Discussion Topic. You’ll also see this in action on social media with questions that go viral. It’s never, “did you like Catcher in the Rye,” it’s always, “what was the worst book you had to read in school?” Which, by the way, it was Catcher in the Rye.

This is The Queue, where you ask us questions and we definitely aren’t jerks about answering them.


The Queue: Look at that view

A few weeks ago, No Man’s Sky released a free patch containing companion animals (including a whole slew of mechanics like breeding) and I’ve never been more glad I’ve put off buying a game in my life. After the initial buzz was wildly, wildly negative, I was really wary, but the exploration aspects alone are incredible. This screenshot was taken on a world which was labelled as “rapidly disintegrating,” signified on the ground by a lot of volcanic activity and high temperatures. I spent a lot of time here mining and trying to save wildlife, bringing them back to my base on a Paradise planet. The ones that adapted to the volcanic activity aren’t happy about it.

This is The Queue, where you ask us questions, and the WoW servers are down for extended maintenance so we may as well answer.


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