Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sailor Moon of LOTRO

Woohoo! When I made the jump to this blog site, I was hoping for a couple of hundred hits per month. My friend Szarwyn who hosted the blog at its previous site told me that it got traffic and was probably more popular than I thought it was.

The Blogger stats starting out have surprised me!

I transitioned this blog and set it up the second week of February. So by the 15th I had the pieces in place. Some friends like Assmunahi showed up to see me still planting the flowers in the garden. By Feb 18, I had some of the kinks worked out (forgive me Internet Explorer people, I do see some wonky text in some of the columns, but haven’t figured out how to get rid of it yet. The blog is produced in Google Chrome). By Feb 22, I wrote my first new post for the site.

As I write this post a week or two after lauch, the site has gotten over 1600 hits this week! That is just truly humbling and amazing. Of course, I love stats and graphs and charts (who doesn’t right?) and wanted to see from where the readers were coming.

Thusfar, USA tops the list of readers, and the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Canada, and France are some of the other countries that are dialing into Danania.net. I’ve gotten mail from some of you in the UK and Canada, but some of the other countries… very interesting. Wherever lotro is, people are tuning into this site.

So Dana, where did this title come from? I traced back one of the traffic source links from Russia and it described me as “the Sailor Moon of Lotro”. Lol! Oh my. My friend Berda said that is probably a compliment. Not knowing Sailor Moon, I had to Wikipedia it to be sure, and found her name to be “Pretty Soldier Sailormoon” and her story to be described as “a special warrior with the destiny of saving the planet Earth, and later the entire galaxy”. I will take it. Thanks for the compliment Russia! J

To Germany, danke fur das Lesen “die Abenteuer von Supergirl”

To France, merci d’avoir lu “les Aventures de Supergirl”

(I did learn both German and French once upon a time, but I totally used translate.google.com above, hehe).

Thank you for reading the Adventures of Supergirl.

p.s. I noticed that there is still room to be a blog follower. As I understand it, by doing so, you will be advised of when the blog is updated. AND, you will get my thanks knowing that you care.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

You'll Yule festival!

Alrighty then! I am alive and well in my new bloggy home! I’m ever so glad that you have made your way here too.

I have so many things in my head to write about… but the first one that I didn’t want to overlook was Yule festival!  “But Dana”, you say… “This is February; it isn’t Yule fest time”. Too-true, too-true… Yule fest did end only three weeks ago due to the unusually long fest duration and we haven’t had another fest, so it still counts. Besides, I really liked some of the pictures. J

To the top of the porch, to the top of the wall… Now dash away, Dash away! Dash away all!
Lead on Cremello Szand! Festival has begun!

So many things to do, so many things to see! Dalyn, put us in the mood with a lil holiday jingle and welcome visitors to Frostbluff.

Abominable 2011
“Mr. Bumble… <poke, poke>. Mr. Bumble, time to wake up…I saw some fresh deer wandering by… the red-nosed ones are extra sweet. Time to get up and play at festival!”

Snowman Army 2011
“Mwah-ha-ha-ha! My snowman army grows larger! Last year we were relegated to the far field. Now we move closer to take over the town. Our numbers grow. Good work to my minion Virgil Greenfield for paying the people to build the army that will enslave them. Beware!”

Time to go out with friends and do a lil line dancing! Irialeth, Cherrypop, and I bring the dancing to the people, dancing overhead at the entrance to Frostbluff.

New Horses
Festival steeds! Some of my favorite steeds! Every festival the lil danas and I go out to pick up our festival horses. The strangest thing happened this festival. Hengstacer offered two new steeds this past Yule. That had not happened before. In festival’s past, Hengstacer offers a newly designed tack for the current festival as well as the previous year’s festival. This Yule, there were new two steeds plus the last year’s steed. I’m not sure if someone got overzealous and it came out in err, but there it is. J The grey one with white covering is the first 2011 Yule steed (offered beginning 12/20), and the brown one with blue covering was the second 2011 Yule steed (that showed up at the farm around the first week of January).

A Goat!
I forgot I even had this goat. Goats are a bit unnatural as a steed, but I like them all the same. As I was recalling fond memories of Yule, I came across this picture of me on a Fleet-Footed Goat riding through Frostbluff, so I must have gotten it as a Christmas present from the lotro store and forgotten. What WAS in that Mystery Drink anyway??? I’m going to have to check the stable when I get home to see if I got any other steeds.

A Property Guard
Some of this is coming back to me now. There was a good sale, and who could pass up a good sale? Somechick the “Elf Female Property Guard” was part of the Christmas shopping. She is free to roam, but mostly she just stands there in the yard making sure no dwarves or goats try to swipe mail from the mailbox. You go Somechick! When the lil danas finally move out of my house, it is good to know Somechick will still be there making sure the property is guarded.

Oh consumables. The snowballs were fun. You earn them, you throw them, you earn the experience of having the skill to always gather a snowball to throw. Very useful. …but, oh the shocker of three of the other festival skills. Those three were tied to the same Cooldown timer, and that timer was 5 minutes. Since you need 300 for deed completion, that would be 1500 minutes worth of consumabling for EACH of those three. To get all three, it is 4500 minutes. Really? Working alone, that is 75 Hours minimum to complete the consumable deeds? Really? Which silly person came up with that as a reasonable deed?
I express my shock and dismay.

I gave it a shot, working on it several times with others such as Nimitar, Chupachup, Daweirdo, Weimar, Ariahnnas, and Thenarch, but alas, I did not finish those three. I made it about halfway with another 50 each of the three consumables that I stored in the vault for later use. If two other people did the same, and we worked on it another 13 hours, I would finish. But, really? Those will remain the only three festival deeds I have ever skipped.

Danadalyn advises that sometimes one can consume a lil bit too much. Wise words lil dana.


The theatre. The theatre is a lot of fun! I look forward to another story from the hobbits next year. Last year, the lil danas and I must have watched or performed that show a hundred times. It does sum up their attitude though. The show is about how Gandalf, the villain, led poor Bilbo off on an adventure. Gandalf is the bad guy, the dwarves are bad guys, yada yada.

Claus was busy with whatever-it-is-he-does and missed last year’s festival. This year’s extra duration Yule let him join in the frivolity. Here is a shot of “the star” meditating backstage.

As much fun as it is to actually perform, sometimes, it is better just to hang out with friends and watch others perform. Here Isilibel, Belile, and I wait in the audience and watch Candykane star as the hero of the show and silence the critics with her moving emotes.


One thing I have always liked about festival, is that often I see friends I don’t normally see. Festival has a way of bringing people together. Sometimes, I meet new friends there also. Here are a few from Yule.

Tanais. I nearly always see Tanais at festival. She is my friend, and one of the leaders of the Swords and Spirits. I first met Tanais in the theatre last year.

Saeiranos. I met Sae at this Yule festival. She joined the Riders of Rohan during festival and I am glad she is around.

Lynrial. Here is Lynrial talking to Danaish. I’ve known Lynrial longer than nearly anyone else in Middle Earth.

Sparowen. I met Sparowen at the 4th Anniversary party when we were playing in the beer brawl.

Lynrieth. I have known Lynrieth almost as long as I’ve known Lynrial. Mebbe longer.

Nimitar. Here is Nimitar chatting with Danaszar. There are not many that are more determined to make the most of festival than I am. Nimitar of one of those people... without even having to ask, I’m pretty sure he completed his 300 festival consumable deeding.

Cherrypop. Where did I meet Cherrypop? She has always been here hasn’t she? I believe I met and hung out with her at one of the earliest festival I ever attended. She has been my friend as long as I can remember. She is notable as one of the highest ranking RKs in the moors, and her name makes a warg’s fur stand on end and defilers turn grey with dread. I gave Cherry the red skirt in the picture for Christmas. It was lovely but I am not fashion-wise enough to know how to match it. Within a day, Cherry had assembled the ensemble below. Mad skills.

Lobelia, the grinch who nearly stole Christmas

Well, you can’t have festival without a lil drama.

Our heroine, Danadalyn, upon entering Frostbluff could immediately sense something amiss. Why does the guard want ME to bother these poor people who are sitting around town? Why not just put them to work? If they really have nowhere to go here in town, why not head to Bree? There seem to be lots of people doing nothing there. Learn a trade, mebbe? Then you too could stand around Galtrev crafting basement. At least it is warm.

Ah, Danadalyn confronts Banker Archbluff. He blames me for the plight of the poor? Why is it everyone else’s fault Archie? You know what… someone has been messing with your mind… You haven’t been talking to someone named Sarah Oakheart have you? No?


Donning her riding cap, Danadalyn rides toward the Shire.

Yes, as expected, Lobelia might be behind this.

Hmm… she is using an old Shire law, “Whosever resides in the Hill at Bag End shall be charged with the planning of festival activities and shall preside over said activities…”.

Lobelia is pilfering money out of Frostbluff with the help of Mayor Goodnough to line his pockets and bankroll some project.

How to stop her?


The Great Smials holds the library of Shire records and the Book of Festival Law. If enough signatures can be signed on this petition, we can vote her out of festival planning. That is a start. But, how to get Lobelia to admit she was wrong and return the money to those citizens of Frostbluff?

I need a bit of help. Time to call on the big man.

With a bit of Yule magic, Danaclaus pulls out a bag of “Dear Danaclaus” letters written by good lil hobbits during the yule season. With a hearty chuckle, he pulls one out of the stack and acknowledges that this opened letter was delivered to him by mistake and that he was returning it to its rightful owner. The letter was written by Lobelia and addressed to Mayor Goodno. Perhaps you can get it to its destination, Danadalyn?

Ha! Caught in the act by your own words. You intended to split the festival profits between yourself and Mayor Goodno! Time to do the right thing Lobelia. Do it for the lil ones like Marigold. (whispers… “show the sad panda face Marigold”). Thus, festival is saved and the people said “Hurrah!”.

Fear not, Angels are all around you. Sometimes you just need to look up.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

...final comments...

Because it matters to me, I kept all the comments people wrote on my old blog. And because it matters to me, I am reprinting them here before starting a new chapter in my adventure. You are always welcome to leave comments on any of these posts. It makes me think you care. :)

Syllina 2011-10-19 15:04
As the first comment I feel i have a certain responisbility to make it a worth while comment.
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Danania 2011-10-20 11:50
Yay! A binary coded message!

For being first, you have the honor of "being first".

Thanks! I love it.

Berda 2011-10-22 20:08
WooHoo The Superblog!!

Good stuff Dana girl keep it coming!!

Danania 2011-10-24 10:00
Yay for being 2nd blog commenter!

Berda 2011-10-22 20:12
I sadly haven't made it to the coveted 75 but looking forward to it. Hope my journey is as spectacular as Dana's.

On a side note I'd like to send out a random shout out to all the random dudes of Middle-Earth, Thanks for all you do Dudes! 

Danania 2011-10-24 09:59
Yay Berda! Soon enough you will be 75, and you will be even more super-uber-awesome!

Sadly, my journey there happened so fast. No matter how much feet-dragging I did, I kept being forced to accept more levels. All I wanted to do was do every quest, and deed, and explore everything, and see everything, and do everything. I have to get levels also?

I hit 75 shortly after I made it through the Gap of Rohan (while doing Heathfells quests, before I saw any Isengard quests).
Menelchol 2011-10-27 22:00
Excellent call on the unimaginative names for the population of Galtrev. Makes me dislike the Dunlandings even more now.

Danania 2011-11-01 11:43
Hehe... yeah, it's hard to feel very friendly toward them when they won't even tell me their names. I guess... just take my order, do your job, and I won't trouble you further, Some-dude.

Byrane 2011-10-22 14:02
Wannabe? I am Byrane Davin, BATHED IN FIRE!!!!! Nice article, Dana. Keep it up!

Danania 2011-10-24 09:47
Well yeah... NOW you are taking firey baths, but I knew you when. :)
I'm still a wannabe.

Danania 2011-10-26 10:20
If you see Byrane.. you may call him
"Sir Byrane, the Red".
Berda 2011-10-22 20:22
Go Dana!! We look to you to be the model RK. Heaven forbid we leave that in the hands of Dandur 

Danania 2011-10-24 09:48
Oh my... the pressure of being the model for an entire class...
Terrentius 2011-10-24 00:43
GREAT post! I'd definitely be interested in watching you run the 12k morale build in the Moors. I can't wait  for Helvannen to make it up there!! I shall be invincible and swift... like bunnies.
Also, Helvannen is very pleased with his spear. Thanks to Dana, he's able to employ stabbity-death upon unsuspecting goblins. What elf doesn't enjoy that as a past-time?

Danania 2011-10-24 09:52
You know... that seemed pie-in-the-sky... but given time to gather the pieces, becoming cherry-lite isn't that far-featched.
Thanks! I'll put it on my to-do list. :)
...and enjoy your stabby spear; let me know when you need another one.
Menelchol 2011-10-27 22:03
I think now that a full Riders raid has taken Draigoch down, it's time to break out the pics!

Danania 2011-11-01 11:45
As you wish... I'll make a column with some shots of the adventure within the week.

Terrentius 2011-10-24 21:53
I didn't realize that Cremello was able to levitate! What an amazing talent!!
Also, Helvannen is VERY pleased with his Cremello and feels ever-indebted to Szar and her amazing awesomeness. Just like Po from Kung-Fu Panda... there is no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness.

Danania 2011-10-25 08:59
Yay for Helvannen's horse!
Oh my! Many of my horses levitate. Mebbe it helps being light-headed. Also, don't eat too many of the festival breads and pies... they will weigh you down.
It dawned on me that the color of this horse isn't greyish-tan... it is more of a szand-y color.
Terrentius 2011-10-25 09:50
It's true. Horses are capable of flying. Pigs? Not likely... but horses, yes!
I shall keep that in mind concerning festival goodies. Both Helvannen and Asherr need to keep up their physique. Helvannen for his orc-slaughtering self, and Asherr for Ameera's sake (no sense ticking off a Champion you're betrothed to. She hates laziness).
I believe more things should be szand-y. It's quite a beautiful colour, mixed with happiness and joy. I'd say the Cremello Steed is Szandilicious.

Danania 2011-10-25 16:16
Szandilicious. I need to use that one in conversation more.
Tis your pre-warning for Yule festival... pies and breads are bad... berries and safe mushrooms are good...
For the Fall haunted house, be careful what you eat in any case since the Mystery Barrel will make you /heave anyway. lol

Terrentius 2011-10-25 19:20
I shall keep that in mind! Although I'm afraid Asherr is quite a fan of his pies and breads. Bree ruined him. Helvannen, on the other hand, is fit as a fiddle (by the way... who ever came up with that term?).
Mystery barrel, huh? Helv prefers to avoid mysteries. I heard many a folk have had interesting trips from said barrel.

Danania 2011-10-26 14:10
You know I can't leave seemingly rhetorical questions alone...
Thomas Dekker - 1603: "Then comes downe mistresse Nurse as fine as a farthing fiddle, in her petticoate and kertle."

Terrentius 2011-10-26 14:49
Intriguing! I have been enlightened!
penglad 2011-10-25 20:28
Whee! A comment!
Was all like, "How do you gift a horse?" Went and looked. Missed page 2 and asked for one.
So uh...how does this subscription thing work? Where do we sign up?

Danania 2011-10-26 14:06
Close enough. :) I accept blog comments, rorweb PMs and chat, in-game tells and mail, nervous twitches, etc. I'll be looking into the best way to setup a notification and you will know soon. :)
Others feel free to jump on the bandwagon, or you might miss things like... the next post concerning everything you want to know about T7 Tailor craft.
Szand 2011-10-26 14:33
My expression in that screenie looks like I'm channeling Sapience. Freaky!

Danania 2011-10-27 10:03
Lol. I don't see it. Of course, we were in the heart of Barad Gularan. You look solemn and focused on the task at hand!

.......Dana note...... the Tailor shoppe and Draigoch were some very high trafficky posts! I think ultimately, they garnered half of all my blog hits on those first ten posts. :D

Berda 2011-10-27 17:23
As a crafter all I can say is NICE...oh and THANK YOU THANK YOU. Great guide for the tailors of middle-earth. Terrific job Dana!! 

Danania 2011-10-29 11:01
Thanks Berda! That means a lot!
Hopefully, other tailors can find it as useful as the free people will.
Menelchol 2011-10-27 22:07
Sadly, all those burglar signals provide the exact same bonuses as their level 55 counterparts. I'd hope to see  Turbine correct that oversight in an update, but am not holding my breath.

Terrentius 2011-10-29 10:24
Don't these add some form of bonus from adding a buff when Exploit Opening is used?
Also, the Lv. 45's also give 15%. Weird.

Danania 2011-10-29 11:02
How about that... 
Well Burgs, you will know best. If you want T6 signals instead, we have those in shoppe as well.
Dainger 2011-10-29 18:51
Danania,I have to say that my burglar tools are the best I could ask for, and many creeps will understand why. Thank you again =)

Danania 2011-10-30 20:56
Wonderful. It is a pleasure to be of service.

Terrentius 2011-11-01 13:57
I really really really hope you get it!!! I wish I could give Asherr's to you, since I still love Butterscotch, the Cremello Horse!!

Danania 2011-11-02 10:39
Yay! I love my Cremello horse too.
It is the idea that the skelehorse is hiding from me though...
Besides, I have lots of equinely love to give. 

Berda 2011-11-01 17:15
I feel your pain Dana...so many attempts..soooo many failures. I wish both of us and all the others trying the  best of luck. We deserve skele horses for perseverance if nothing else! The emotes would be an added bonus for sure; they are just too cool!

Danania 2011-11-02 10:32
Yeah... too bad it isn't building up good karma with the Hidden chest...
"Hey chest! I visit you every day... we are homies, like kin rep... please stop giving me Haunted Trees; I already have a haunted forest."
BTW... if anyone wants a Haunted Tree, let me know. We were up to around 42 trees a few days ago, and started throwing them away.
UPDATE: I was so excited that one of the lil danas won a lottery! It was the trick or treat lottery... she won a lump of coal. I was very disappointed. Mebbe sometimes it is better to win nothing.
penglad 2011-11-02 06:26
Is the emote a drop or how do you get it...?

Danania 2011-11-02 10:27
Right now, the emote is from the lottery.
Word on the wind is that it will be for sale in the store... but free is better.
Menelchol 2011-11-02 17:16
Lotteries for the emotes are over. Look to the store. :(

Danania 2011-11-02 17:28
Stright from the horse-master's mouth. To the store!

...Dana note... Yep. lots of traffic. :) I enjoyed that one.

Majesticmyst 2011-11-03 18:13
Very nice Dana!!!!
Danania 2011-11-05 16:03
Yay for being first to comment on the Draigoch post!
Terrentius 2011-11-03 20:13
WOW!!! I can't wait to put my Captain skills to the test and take on such a fierce enemy. I've heard legends  of "dragons", but the drakes I usually face never seem to challenge me. Perhaps Draigoch is more of a match for my hard work and training?

Danania 2011-11-05 16:04
You will be ready sooner than you think. When you are, it would be my pleasure to go with you.
Lynrieth 2011-11-04 00:21
Great pics!

Danania 2011-11-05 16:05
Thanks Lyn! I didn't even mention your belt buckle! Cowgirls rule!
Belile 2011-11-04 04:43
You showed him just who is the mightiest in the land!
Danania 2011-11-05 16:06
Testify! RoR is the mightiest! (happy dance)
Macswife 2011-11-04 06:07
Beautiful Dana :)
I love the pictures of him flying.
Honest to God, he looks like my kitten Allie when she is angry with me.
I think Dana's blog is awesome (as is she)

Danania 2011-11-05 16:08
Thanks MW! High praise! With minstrels like you singing the advertisements, I am the one who is honored.
penglad 2011-11-04 06:23
I now have a can't-raid regret. I should be 75 this weekend, though, so that's good. I'll start by building a new LI! Whee! (then just have t figure out what freakin armor to grind...)

Danania 2011-11-05 16:10
Hehe. Yay for your progress toward leveling!
A good crafter can get you a long way toward your armor goals.  (You read my "Best laid plans..." column...)
Ilras 2011-11-04 08:42
I like the post. Can't wait until I make it to 75 in like 5 years 
Congratulations !

Danania 2011-11-05 16:12
Aww... I'm sure Draigoch will still be cool when you get there. I still visit Udunion in Barad Gularan (level 50) once a month; good adventures with good friends is always fun regardless of the timing!
Menelchol 2011-11-04 20:10
Great action shots! Best blog entry yet, and that's saying something. Please keep it up.

Danania 2011-11-05 16:12
Wow! No pressure. lol
Glad you enjoyed it; that makes it worth it!
Nidrad 2011-11-05 18:02
very nice pictures Dana.

Danania 2011-11-06 21:59
Yay! Thanks Nidrod! You were a good model for the pictures.
Szand 2011-11-20 14:13
I'd love to see this fight some day. But given my RL schedule your pictures are about as close as I'm likely to get so thanks for sharing!

Danania 2011-11-21 11:48
Thanks Szand! You know... there may come a day when factions align that you will get a break and be in that place in that moment... and you shall become Szand the Red. 
All in its own time. (btw... assuming the group doesn't wipeout and has some good leadership, it seems the fight itself is about 45 minutes plus some prep/gather/discuss time.)

penglad 2011-11-10 07:32
Sounds like you had a right blast! I hate that I missed the consumables-groups most of the time, but I didn't have all that many anyway. I won a couple of the Token Stash lotteries, though, so I have a few Black Silk Gloves...
I find they're the definitive retort for random slappers--in fact, I caught someone in Galtrev slapping Lyn and then trying to run off (WHACK! down on the ground! Mid-stride, even!) and laid out some Justice--then ducked off to make it seem as though I were a ninja.

Danania 2011-11-10 08:50
Go you! Oh... the satisfaction of laying out the glove on the deserving party. That one has to be my favorite consumable emote. I had a head start on it since I had gotten 100 of them last year and used them as necessary throughout the year... I still had 30-something left when this festival arrived. 

penglad 2011-11-10 16:17
Did you get the deed? I'm still not clear what the reward is...

Danania 2011-11-10 17:44
The deed completed once the 300th consumable was used. The reward was having it as a skill. Now I can slap people down without carrying around black gloves... worth it? I suppose. Satisfaction of completing a deed? That was the real win, right?

penglad 2011-11-10 21:25
So hard to say. 
You have it bound to a hotkey...?

Danania 2011-11-11 12:40
Good question. I did have them setup along one of my toolbars, but now after 2 festivals (summer, fall) with 13 skills my toolbar runneth over.
I'll probably do like I did with my ports and steed corral and make a TonicBar (plugin Tonicbar) out of them so I can see them only when I want.
Menelchol 2011-11-12 15:11
Best post yet - so many Riders out enjoying the festival. Keep it up!

Danania 2011-11-14 11:33
Glad it lived up to the hype! Thanks Menelchol!  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Ilras 2011-11-12 15:33
Who is that handsome guy with the disappearing facial hair? Oh...it's me  
I found out why my facial hair was disappearing - I had on one of the festival masks, set to hidden, so it made all of the facial hair disappear as well. So be careful of this all of you guys with facial hair! If you put on a face mask with a hood your hair will disappear until you take of the mask. At least I no longer have to shave :)
Great post! I am disappointed that there was no mention about my "unwise" title!!! That was a great wise crack moment :)
I'll see you guys back in game Monday or Tuesday. I've got a 1300 mile drive home starting tomorrow morning! Keep up the fight in Middle Earth.

Danania 2011-11-14 11:47
Hahahaha. The unwise Ilras... someone has been eating the rotten fromage. The question is, did it kill you? 

Ilras 2011-11-14 15:13
Bien sûr, je suis morte de le manger.

Danania 2011-11-14 16:52
Je suis vraiment desole. J'etais au un avantage etant un guerisseur. Je n'ai pas mourir. 
Assmunahi 2011-11-12 21:45
Great recap of the Festival. I was able to get 4 of the Consumable deeds done this time around. Those skirmishes help out a lot. 
Alas I did not find a Skeleton horse either. Better luck next year.

Danania 2011-11-14 11:50
Yay for 4 consumable deed completions! Might ask around; there are still others with consumables...
3rd year is the charm for skelehorses. After so many fails, I will be completely shocked to finally get the quest item (or whatever it is...)

from Lil Danas

Menelchol 2011-12-08 19:19
So many good pictures - not sure which is my favorite, but I'll choose Danadalyn looking mischievous and Danadelion waving from horseback for my favorites _today_!

Danania 2011-12-09 01:46
Thanks Menelchol!
Danadalyn makes me smile. :) Very photogenic. The bear one and the story-telling one in the Prancing Pony are some of my favs. Interesting that you were drawn to Delion given your "lion history"...
<Dana note... Menelchol's previous name was Prenthelion, which made that comment very funny to me.>
Terrentius 2011-12-08 20:00
That totally tickled my RP fancy!

Danania 2011-12-09 01:48
Thanks Asherr. :) I feel and empathize with each and it took some thought as to how to present them in 3rd person. lol
Throklin 2011-12-08 22:34
There must be a lot of lil' Dana stories running around in your head to produce these. Very nice. Thanks for taking to the time to share. :)

Danania 2011-12-09 01:52
Thanks Throklin! The lil danas existed far before I discovered them in Middle Earth. The link to where Danaish got her name sparked most of their origins. It was a year or so before some of them ever set out on their first adventures. :)
Assmunahi 2011-12-08 23:27
Haha, love it. I've been waiting for your next installment. That is definitely a lot of personalities to deal with.
In a way I wish I had had a naming convention like yours but I really like and chose each of my characters names for their own reasons. (so I guess it is up to everyone else to know that Threanody is Asma and Velcrojones is Asma and Kipton.....) hehe, sorry guys.
Have fun with the crafting savvy Angels. 

Danania 2011-12-09 02:03
Yay! thanks Asma.
An Asma by any other name would still be As... well could actually be Asma (or Assmunahi, or Brytwen, or Crocosmia, or Kipton, or Liriodendron, or Nidia, or Threanody, or Velcrojones, or Ytanya, or Zahrah... did I miss anyone??? I can also recite the 7 dwarves and the 8 reindeer too. lol)
Syllina 2011-12-09 14:08
What wonderful pictures! Nice to see the full line-up of Dana Inc. Love the back story on the characters as well.

Danania 2011-12-09 16:30
Thanks Lean! It was fun to tell! :)
Asciel 2011-12-11 18:58
This is super! I, like Asma, wish I had considered a naming convention when I started making characters. Oh well :)

Danania 2011-12-12 13:53
Yay! Thanks dana-Asciel.
Berda 2011-12-13 09:44
Simply fantastic! Such wonderful and detailed pictures. I particularly loved Danadalyn and the sheep. That one makes me laugh. Never realized just how tiny hobbits were till just then.
You must keep us posted on the progress of the Angels and the lil' Dana's adventures.

Danania 2011-12-13 10:32
Thanks Berda!
That was the day Dalyn was trying to teach herself to ride by practicing on a sheep! The idea was that getting bucked by a sheep might be like holding onto a big wool pillow and not hurt as much. After she was tossed on her rear she had a few words for the sheep. Sigh... hobbits.

Bossman 2012-01-24 16:08
I LOVE the synchronized jump in the first picture - well done ;)

Danania 2012-01-24 16:44
Yay! Thanks!
It was synchronized line dancing. Hehe (Elf dance #1 mebbe?)
The two of them let me join in on the fun. Next time, I'll change my outfit so I don't stand out so much.
penglad 2012-01-24 17:54
Sounds like you had a pretty good time this go-round. Goofy, BTW, is the Bumble Monster's well-meaning halfwit cousin who is REALLY good with cars.

Danania 2012-01-24 19:18
I always enjoy festival. :)
I'll tell you all about it next post.
I did not know that Goofy and Bumble were related! See the things people can learn from reading blog comments! Thanks Peng.
Assmunahi 2012-01-25 12:53
I actually tried acting this year on Threanody and she kept getting Gandalf's part. I was beginning to wonder if that was the only character I could play. Then I was finally given Bilbo's part. I got some deeds done but definitely didn't spend as much time out there this year. Sounds like you had fun over the past few years.

Danania 2012-01-26 11:21
Oh my... Gandalf every time... he IS the Villain in the story...  hehe. silly hobbits.
Saeiranos 2012-01-27 20:19
I laughed at the second picture, 'cause I remember standing in front of that and thinking myself, "It's my own  little army of snowmen!"
Love the blog Dana ;)

Danania 2012-01-28 03:18
Like minds, Sae...