Confession time. I used to play a lot of World of Warcraft and though it may seem incongruous (being a peace lovin’ vegan) I really liked PvP. That’s player vs player gaming for any civilized person accidentally reading this. I spent far too many mornings logging in to meet up with like-minded murderous housewives. We’d group up and go out to a couple battlegrounds where we ruthlessly and relentlessly destroyed any member of the Alliance that we came across. On the surface we looked like normal housewives — sipping coffee, laughing and talking about how it is impossible to find a decent loaf of whole wheat bread. Nobody who knew us would have guessed that we were really a bunch of Orcs and horned beasts bent on genocidal slaughter.
One of my characters was a fire mage and when I played it I liked to listen to music. One of the songs on my playlist was The Ink Spots song I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire. I would laugh like an evil supervillainess and sing, “I just want to start a flame in your heart!” and POOF another elf went up in smoke. muhahahaha For the Horde!
So seeing THIS the other day actually caused a full stop as I walked through a nearby parking lot. Blowing up imaginary elves is one thing; this aspiration exists on a whole new level ….