This One’s for Star
So in my unofficial chronicling/picking on my guildies, this one is for one of the founding members of MT, Stårfire. I met her in BRS when she was playing around on her hunter Saidra. She wasn’t a primary raider at the time, her husband Yosho was. She was this shy sweet chicka essentially playing in her husband’s shadow. Everyone knew Yosho. Not too many people really knew Saidra, including myself.
Around the same time of the BRS Explosion Part Deux, she was leveling a baby boomkin. They’re cute fluffy animals so she had to play one. She’s such a girly girl! Her baby boomkin ended up becoming her main, and that was the toon she ultimately began raiding on. At this time she was becoming a lot more involved and her husband was playing a lot less.
When we decided to reform as <Masochistic Tendencies>, she was right on top of throwing out/agreeing with raunchy name suggestions for the guild…. (<Leather and Lace>, <Whips and Cream> anyone?) I think L&L was her idea, W&C was mine. Anyway, MT was agreed on and I needed to choose some leaders. We had a couple of raid leaders step up (Nimune who’s no longer with us and Phaedara), and then there was Star. She was just what we needed, and she’s thrived in the officer role. In fact she’s the only surviving officer (other than yours truly) from the original leadership team. I absolutely love and appreciate her loyalty. She’s been my trusty sidekick, even during periods of time when she can’t log in.
So, much like Giz, Myranda and Pimpdaddy G, she’s got her share of quirks that I just love to pick on. She’s not that comfortable in the spotlight, and has always been a “best supporting actress” type of role. So any pressure packed roles sends her feathers in a kerfluffle. She’s 100% for the greater good of the guild, so she geared her offspec as bear and leveled a resto shaman. Put her in either of those roles in a raiding environment (or even tanking 5 mans) sets off the panic…
“zomg what if i’m bad I don’t know this fight from a tank/healer perspective what if i don’t know what i’m doing i could kill everyone you dont want me to kill everyone WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
/comfort It’ll be ok I promise.
Funny enough… she’s a really good healer, and when she was dragged by her feathers into dungeons to tank, she was pretty good at that too.
Star’s next quirk? You know “p” word that’s synonymous with cat? That’s called a bunny. Not when it’s synonymous with cat but when it’s synonymous with err.. something else.
(random thought for the day… synonymous is really really hard to type)
So the bunny filter addon is really fun. “what the bunny??!” … and “I’m going to bunny you in the bunny!!”
Anyway… moving right along….
I met her in April down by Ft Polk Lousiana (about hour and a half to 2 hours from where she lives?). I was dragged there by my sister who needed to get stuff for her husband who was over in Afghanistan. The town of Leesville Louisiana where Ft Polk is, is so happenin’ that the hottest place to go was Walmart (and omg you would make bank on Walmart Bingo at that one!) , and after driving around looking for someplace to eat, we settled on a burger joint named “Fat Boy and Skinny’s” (btw, first place ever that I’ve actually seen Frito Pie on the menu). No wonder the highest obesity rates are in the south.. geesh. And no wonder Star’s so tiny.. there’s nothing for her to eat down there!
So back to the healing thing.. she’s gotten a lot more comfortable with healing.. because I’m mean and evil and threw her shaman face first into heroic FL. After we downed H Shannox her heart rate slowed to a “I’m not going to die from a heart attack” rate and was ok healing after that. Until healing Ultraxion threw her into another panic of “OMG HOLY INCOMING DAMAGE ZOMGDONTDIEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!”
I have to giggle about WWSD (What Would Star Do) if she had to heal the Madness of Deathwing fight….
And finally… just to set her off…
❤ my Starrrrrrrr!!!