Hosted by Sayomara
This blog and podcast are here because of my love and frustration with Warcraft lore.

I've been playing World of Warcraft on and off since early 2005. Originally as a Dwarf hunter, later became a Troll Mage, later a Tauren Druid, and of late I spend most of my time playing a Troll Death Knight.

On personal level I struggle with learning disability that effects my ability to write. With the help of my wife and Marathanes I'm able to have them look at my work and point out errors I wouldn't otherwise see. My brain likes to skip words, substitute the wrong word and often spell things wrong 'it' and 'is' 'do' and 'to' for example. 'Very' and 'never' would be another example of my problem. Over the years I have gotten better at spotting these mistakes but from time to time I'll look at post that I think is ok then post it and come back a week later and wonder how anyone can read the darn thing. So I ask you bare with me. My wife and Marathanes are good but I'm a fair bit of trouble.

When not playing World of Warcraft I enjoy woodworking, gardening and reading. Nothing overly remarkable but I like it.

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Show Music
Original intro music
37Hz, by "1979"
Current Intro music:
Alain Galarneau, Drop the Gun
Outro Music:
Diana McCorry, "I Blame You! (for the smile upon my face,"
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Latest episodes
Episode 93: Patch 5.3 lore
Apr 17th 2013
This week Necro and I talk about the lore of patch 5.3. We ask the question are Alliance getting screwed lorewise in Warcraft?
Episode 92: Review of Curse of the Worgen
Apr 12th 2013
This week I'm joined once again Necroxis as we review the graphic novel written by Micky Neilson and James Waugh art by Ludo Lullabi, Tony Washington Curse of the Worgen. Curse of the Worgen was first published on October 11, 2011.
For more information about the writing of this book check out our interview with the writers Micky Neilson and James Waugh in episode 88.
Episode 91: Interview with FreckleFace of Hearthcast
Apr 7th 2013
Started on February 17, 2009, Hearthcast is a causal podcast for the fans of World of Warcraft. The hosts Rewt and Freckleface share their views on the game and how it affects the real world and World of Warcraft.
During my interview with Freckleface, we talk about her original fear of podcasting, how she and Rewt create discussion topics each week and how that difficult that can be during down part of the content cycle. Freckleface talks about her love of pet battles in Warcraft, as well as how her role has changed on Hearthcast over the years, and how to balance the work load between co-hosts. Freckleface also shares the part of Lord of the Clans she found most disturbing. And much more.
Episode 90: Friday Morning in Hawaii
Apr 3rd 2013
Its time again for our once a month non Warcraft show. Scott is back and this time we are Joined by Porkchop
Episode 89: Interview with Nonmail of nonmailsnutz
Mar 20th 2013
Starting on November 4th 2012, Nonmail’s Nutz is a explicit short form Warcraft podcast, normally only lasting 15-20 minutes. However Nonmail’s history in podcasting goes back much further than that. Nonmail started out listening to podcasts like Wowcohol and he quickly started listening to more and more podcasts until he found Rep Grind Radio, where he became a regular contributor. After a few months of sending emails, he started his own segment call Nonmail’s Nutz, which he eventually used for the name of this own podcast.
After being a guest on one of the final episodes of Rep Grind Radio before its shutting down, Nonmail moved his segment to Rez's new show The Eviscerated Gaming Podcast. Since starting his own podcast Nonmail continues to do segments for Eviscerated Gaming Podcast, all be it a little shorter than the original ones.
During our interview we talked about the novel Tides of War (I have included Nonmail’s original review of Tides of War after the credits). After talking about WoW novels, we talked about what its like to be a mailman, with hours to kill and how that lead to listening to podcasts. We mention how going to an Iron Maiden concert in 1983 makes some podcasts hard to listen too. We delve into his secret life as an Elvis impersonator, what it is like delivering mail around EPSN headquarters, and everything else you have come to expect out of a History of Warcraft podcasting interview
Episode 88: Interview with Micky Neilson and James Waugh
Mar 15th 2013
This week I'm joined by Jame Waugh and Micky Neilson writers of the Curse of the Worgen Graphic novel.
Full Transcript can be found here.
Episode 87: Interview with Pride of But Wait! There's Lore
Mar 6th 2013
Featuring Pride from the now defunct WoW Radio and as well as the host of But Wait There's Lore.
In the episode Sayomara and Pride discuss his origins with the Scrolls of Lore community and as a Naruto forum troll. Both host's and guest's opinions are given on the evolution of World of Warcraft's lore both in the game as well as the books and how their perspectives of it have changed since becoming podcasters.
Also talked about are the ends of both WoW Radio and, Emperor's firing from, Pride's work with Jesse Cox on YouTube and his long term goals.
Episode 86: Justin Bieber is Teenaged Aquaman
Feb 27th 2013
This week I'm joined once again by Photographer Scott Alvarado, as we talk about everything but Warcraft. My voice is a bit weak during the show sorry about that.
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Episode 85: Interview with Wemb of Bind on Equip
Feb 19th 2013
This week I'm joined by Wemb of the Bind on Equip Podcast. Bind on Equip was started on November 16, 2008 with just Wemb and Wych, after Episode 3 they quickly added Tempest to the mix. Another thing that changed in those first few shows was the name of the podcast.
In this episode find out the original name of Bind on Equip. Hear about the lessons Wemb learned while doing his TV podcast Cable Wasteland, what the story is behind episode 13, and how did that lead to the Bind on Equip Network. Also we look behind the scenes to hear the history with Totalbiscuit and Bind on Equip.
We spent time talking about the next Warcraft Expansion, and Titan. What is the story behind the Pants on Head Guild? What is it like to podcast with friends and family? Will there always be a World of Warcraft? Where did the Sunglasses of Justice come from? And much more. It was truly a pleasure to have Wemb on.
Episode 84: Review of Starcraft II: Flashpoint
Feb 14th 2013
This week I'm joined by Emperor of the Emperor's Court, and we review the newest Starcraft II Novel Flashpoint by Christie Golden. We talk about the books failings and what we didn't enjoy about it.
After that we talk about John Ringo and the first for books of the Posleen war. We end the show talking about the Dune books old and new, as well as the hero's journey and Enders Game and loaning out books.
All and all it was a fun talk and its always a pleasure to have Emp on the show.