Hello, friends! I am in fact still here… just not extremely here. And also very tired.
The tired part is normal, but usually I exist a little more than I do right now. Insomuch as any of us exist. What is existence, anyway? How do we know that we, in fact, exist? Do I know you exist? All of us are just voices in the ether, communicating via this sequence of symbols. Can you prove my existence? Can I prove yours?
We may never know. But I don’t feel very existent right now.
So let’s spend our mutual non-existence, maybe-existence, partial-existence, or straight-up existence in this social experiment we call the Queue.
Spoiler alert: they’re all the one where we talk about dragons.
Dragons are just so great. The flying? That’s great. All of those colorful scales? Pretty great! The ability to go full on Onyxia and deep breath your enemies? Really super great. I just really love dragons is what I’m saying. Video game dragons, fictional dragons, it doesn’t matter.
Dragons are just great, and if you disagree with me …. well, you’re just wrong.
Captain Blackheart’s Treasure Tavern Brawl is back in Hearthstone this week — and it’s as frustrating as ever
Which would you rather have — one 6/6 orca or six 1/1 otters? This is the difficult question that the new Hearthstone card Flipper Friends asks you, and I admit I don’t know if I’d prefer to have the friendship of this happy, smiling orca or these happy, smiling otters.
But since I can’t answer that question, let me try to answer yours.
Me, late? Never.
In Critical Role Campaign 2, part of the group decided to call themselves the “chaos crew,” but it’s really the Campaign 3 group that brings true chaos. But can anyone really call themselves a chaos crew? When you put any group of people together, chaos ensues. Just look at the chaos Mitch brings to our lives every day. Just look at the chaos of a raid group of people. (Particularly my raid group. Have you ever seen us? It’s a wonder we get anything done.) And look at John de Lancie in any Star Trek series he’s graced — chaos.
The world is chaos. Unpredictable and frequently maddening.
And of course the Queue is chaos too, so let’s embrace calamity and answer (maybe) some questions (also maybe).
Every time I’m writing the Queue, it’s either late at night or early in the morning so I can get it done before the day gets going, and I often would rather be napping. Fridays, after all, are the slide into the weekend where you can catch up with all the sleep you’ve missed out on over the week. So it should be nap time… but I have to get get this done first.
So let’s answer some questions, and then we can all have a nice Friday nap. Yeah! Let’s Queue!
Okay. I admit, I may have panicked about Chaddius a little too quickly. Chaddius only takes a break up by the lake when he’s Steward of the Day, which can only happen when there’s a calling in Bastion. So Chaddius was never exactly missing — it just wasn’t his day off to chill with a box of wine.
Because, really, that’s the kind of day off that we all want.
But I haven’t seen him since I started my quest. Which either means I managed to miss his day even though I thought I was paying attention, or he’s having a really long workweek. So I hope Chaddius gets a break soon so I can go say hi.
But while we wait for Chaddius, let’s get to the Queue.
It’s grand theft Chaddius over here, but Team Blizzard Watch is on the case. We’re going to rebrand the site into Chaddius Watch and post wall-to-wall coverage of this tragedy. We’re going to post missing persons fliers all over Bastion. We’re going to put Chaddius’ face on milk cartons. We’re going to make sad tribute videos that force the world to take notice. We aren’t going to stop until this Steward is safely brought back home.