First up, two absolutely delightful reads from WoW Insider. Know Your Lore: Getting into the Lore of Mists is a nice spoiler-free reminder of what you should know going into the expansion, and explains where and how you can find and appreciate the new lore. I am really excited for the Lorewalkers faction and all the new excitement it entails!!
Perhaps more importantly, the WI folks have unearthed more information on my very favorite Steamy Romance Novels!!! There will be two new items in Mists, although I'm In Love With a Robot is too smudged with oil to read. ("oil"? SORRY NM) The other novel, Hot and Misty, is a 5 page romp in which Marcus flirts with not one, not two, but three ladies on his way to a blood elf pair. Wait, what? Isn't this the pandaren expansion? SHAKE DAT BEAR. I guess I'll just have to write it if I want to read it. If you need a refresher on who Marcus is or which races he's tapped so far check out this post!
I also bring you an article from Forbes responding to the recent rash of articles tearing down "fake gamer girls". These callouts have interesting implications regarding the concept of gatekeeping admission to a hobby and only questioning one half of the population, and I am more than willing to challenge them. This guy is not having any of that nonsense and makes a good case for allowing geeks to define themselves and being as inclusive as possible.
Last but not least is a very strange twitter conversation that occurred earlier. It began with an offhand comment about how many damn roaches there are in my house, led to completely understandable discussions of bug nervousness with Aralossien, and evolved into a full RP session about defeating zombie bugs (zombugs) DMed by Rades. If you are interested in such a tale, you can read Resident Weevil: the novel (thanks to Pixellated Executioner for the fantastic name!)