Today, I was delighted to find the following in my mailbox:
😀 SURPRISE! 😀
I was lucky enough to draw your name in the Furtive Father Winter Exchange, and I have to say, you are one tricky little customer.
I’ve read Kamalia Et Alia for a very long time, but as I went back, trolling your archives for some spark of an idea that might make a good gift, I discovered something that had never been a problem before:
You are too well-rounded.
Alts, transmogrification, leveling, raiding, world events, art, lore — it’s all in there! You have a veritable six-pack of interests!
A veritable… wait. Yes… yesss…
Last year, I created a series of potion labels to use as Christmas gifts, and you employed them last year as a quick gift. You even then went back this year and created the most beautiful series of bottles, doing them far more justice than they deserved.
If you liked those labels, perhaps you would like more labels — but this time, for that most comfortingly festive of seasonal libations: Beer!
I hope these beer labels captured the three facets of your Warcraft personality that seemed, to me, the most central to the Kamalian character.
Merry Christmas, my Tauren friend, and happy drinking!
Hmm, let’s see… Tauren ethnic pride, fashion for holidays (although I don’t, in fact, have What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been due to my aversion to PvP), and fashion for transmogrification — yep, that hits all the high points!
As always, Liala’s graphic artistry is simply amazing! I’m so honored to have her make something for me!
There’s just one little difficulty. I’ve alluded to it a few times before, but perhaps it’s time to say it outright: I’m a Mormon. And that means, among many other things, that I don’t drink alcoholic beverages.
Root-beer, however, is another question entirely. I’ve been fond of specialty rootbeers — the sort that come in real glass bottles — for several years. Even after consulting Wikipedia, however, I don’t understand the differences between a wheat beer, a lager, and a pilsner well enough to choose analogous rootbeers from Eric’s Gourmet Rootbeer list. So perhaps next time we have guildies over, I’ll just slap these gorgeous labels on a case of this readily available longtime favorite of mine:
Thank you, Liala!