Author Archives: Lotus Greene

About Lotus Greene

I started the blog called "Educating Lotus" in 2011, shortly after I began exploring the virtual world Second Life. With friends I met there, I migrated my virtual life to World of Warcraft (WoW) and joined an educators' guild. Lotus Greene is my gamer name, one I kept when I started another blog in 2015 called "Not Quite Ignored," which originally focused on the lighter side of news. For a year I didn't blog at all - just didn't get around to it. Lots has changed since then: for one thing I'm now completely retired from teaching; for another, the U.S. political climate has grown darker. I return to blogging with, among other things, the goals of providing "Political News in Brief" every week or so in "Not Quite Ignored" and in "Educating Lotus" occasionally posting screenshots and reflections on aspects of Legion, WoW's most recent and quite exciting expansion.

Three Fun Reads by and about Gamers: Recommended

Today on another blog I published a post called “Three Fun Reads by and about Gamers.” In it I review Max Wirestone’s The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss, Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, and Felicia Day’s You’re Never Weird on … Continue reading

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Four Evocative Landscapes in World of Warcraft’s Draenor

So I began looking for beauty in Draenor and found it all around me, even in the highly hostile Tanaan Jungle. Of course, what I find beautiful in Draenor landscapes may not appeal to other people; after all, there is … Continue reading

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War Begins Within (or Pandaria Nostalgia)

A conversation with guildmates turned nostalgic a few months ago. We were stalking rare monsters in the Zorammarsh, a gloomy swamp in Draenor’s Tanaan Jungle. The planet Draenor is the setting of World of Warcraft’s most recent expansion and is, … Continue reading

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Make Friends with Failure

When my World of Warcraft (WoW) raiding team decides to take on a new (for us) fight, we’re aware that failure is all but inevitable the first time – perhaps many times thereafter. The boss (biggest baddie) in any specific … Continue reading

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The World’s Dullest Gamethon Works!

I just read about the world’s dullest gamethon, Desert Bus for Hope. Dull – driving a virtual bus from Tucson to Las Vegas in real time? It’s gotta be! But, by golly, it works! This year the group raised over … Continue reading

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Ten Video Gamer Charities: We Care!

I had an awesome World of Warcraft experience last Saturday, with about 1000 other pink-haired gnomes. We ran all the way from Gnomeregan to Booty Bay then took a ship to Ratchet and ran to the enemy Horde city of … Continue reading

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Amused in a WoW Raid

To avoid long waits I generally queue for several raids, never knowing which raid (or even which boss within a raid) will pop up first. This time my toon Yilien was whisked into an ongoing fight with Elegon, a celestial … Continue reading

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