WELCOME TO THE BRAVETANK THANKSGIVING BLOGGING ADVENTURE
You are sitting before a computer. Yes this one. The one you’re sitting at right now. Unless you’re reading this on the bus on your iPhone. In which case I think you have too much money to be riding on buses. Go on – live a little and get a taxi.
Ok so there’s you and a computer of sorts. What now?
I’ve already told you what you can see.
>Look at computer
I’d rather you examined things.
There you go. Well done. The computer is showing a web page. No that’s bad grammar. The monitor is displaying a web page. After all the computer is not some glamour model demonstrating a sports car. Anyway I digress. The web page before you is colourful with a fantastic banner. The blogger is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet online, far too critical of his own blog for some reason, generous with his praise and positive feedback to others, a fantastic artist who also does a great voice recording. Click here to visit the site and then please come back! This is only the start of your jouney.
Yes you’re back. Fantastic. You have earned 10 points. Don’t spend them all at once. Ok what now?
Not that again. This is a dynamic user interface. You need to get creative.
Getting fresh with your computer. Oookay
Wow that was a left field stab in the dark out of nowhere leap of faith. And it worked! Remember- dynamic user interface. It’ll be all the rage at Christmas. You click on the link and get transported to an ancient tome, an ancient online tome full of wondrous adventures, insights, kindness and wisdom. What a discovery! Click here to have a good read- I guarantee you’ll have a great time here. Then come back. Remember there are points to be earned.
Welcome back young Indiana, I’m sure you enjoyed that. You now feel a bit parched. There is a glass of lemonade on your left and a glass of cola on your right.
Are you just going to lean over the glass and slurp?
That’s better. Remember what your mother taught you.
You take a drink. Oooh – sharp. Suddenly you feel a little lightheaded. Your head slumps forward onto the keyboard. You lift it up & look at the monitor (or the iPhone- work with me here people). There is a new page open before you. And what a page it is. It has a reference to both sheep and diamonds. Your head spins with the possibility of what this new world could reveal. Click here to have your entire mindset challenged and provoked.
Okay. You have been challenged and provoked. Bet you’re tired and want to watch a cartoon or something. But no- you have work to do. You also have 45 points. Don’t be pedantic now and ask how 3 sites can equal 45 points. Just open your mind to the wonders of Bravetank maths.
Take glass where? And yes I know that command worked earlier but remember this is a dynamic user interface. Much cleverer than the usual. I mean just think about it – how much typing have you actually done? See- very clever.
Not just yet. Don’t you fancy a toastie? I think there’s one by the cola if you examine desk.
Lo and behold you find a toastie. Amazing. It has cheese in it. Vegetarian cheese. That’s how we roll here. You eat the toastie. After the last bite your hands start to feel strange- all tingly and stiff like…never mind. Just strange. They reach out and start typing. They are typing a web address.
You click here and an amazing site opens before you. It would not be an overstatement to say it holds the secrets to the world. To the World of Warcraft. Up to Dire Maul Capital Gardens at least. Your eyes widen in amazement at the maps, and the drawings on the maps. What master of the dark arts has produced these? Barely able to contain your excitement you start examining each map. Return to this page when you have satisfied your insatiable desire (ignore the contradiction in terms here) for all the knowledge in the world.
Good you’re back. Quick quiz – Where would you find Overload Ramtusk?
>World of Warcraft
Minus 10 points for stating the obvious and trying to be clever.
Ooh so close. 5 points for effort (and for humouring me by reading this far).
Amazing. You are truly a graduate of Maps for Tanks. What now?
Well done. You’re catching on.
You enjoy the drink. What now? (You weren’t really expecting a third magical internet occurrence were you – that would break all the rules of text adventuring parody-craft)
Hmmm. One of us is getting a little irritable I think. Ok ok – you hit a “magic key” and the screen changes. This site is magnetic. It draws you in. What to read first? The choice overwhelms you. There is a great interview with the one they call Bravetank that you might be interested in…not pushing or anything…but honestly give it a go. See what you think. But there’s more than that there (thank god sighs every reader). This is the most sacred of sites. This is about all the blogs, all the posts, all the wisdom of this community. Click here to be taken into a world from which you will never want to return. But you’ll have to. You’re not getting those points if you don’t.
Welcome back my friend. You have 66.3 points. Well done. So far you have visited four of the very best sites on the internet – all clever, insightful, entertaining and wise. I hope you have enjoyed. I know I am very grateful to the people behind each of these blogs for the support and encouragement they have given me and the entertainment and enjoyment I have had from their sites. But where to next?
Ok I can see you’re stumped. And maybe a bit tired. Let me offer a suggestion. Click here if you haven’t got a blog, or go to your own blog if you do. Either way start writing. And not only will you get the full 100 points (I am a fair person) but you will also become part of a wonderful community and discover parts of yourself you might never have suspected were there.
Thank you everyone – including everyone on my blogroll I wasn’t able to name and everyone I talk to on Twitter and everyone who has supported The Raggy Dolls guild and Bravetank’s adventures. And everyone who reads this blog. You have enriched my life more than you’ll ever know.
Goodbye. Please visit again!