Beneath Two Skies

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January 2nd, 2009 by Rhoelyn

Tap, tap. Check, 1, 2.

The rrrrrain in Ssssspain falls maaaainly on the plaaaain! She sells sea shells by the sea shore while woodchucks could chuck wood.

Tap, tap. Hrm. Frank, I think that Achievem–

What? What’s that?

Rustle, bump, cough. We’re… fond? Huh? Frank, you’re nice and all, but can we stick with the systems check, please?

Mumble “on the.. iiive” rustle mumble

Live? We’re LIVE?!


Achem. Hello! Welcome to the new, improved blog-formerly-known-as-Points of Convergence. We’re live. We’re tweaked out. We’re (hopefully) bug-free and ready to two-step right into this bright, shiny new 2009. Thanks for joining me here at Beneath Two Skies (that’s B2S for the tired fingers among us)!

Okay, yeah. You got the idea that we’re new and improved, but what does that really mean for your daily does of bloggin’? Let’s take a deeper look at the blog.

B2S is:

B2S is not:

  • purple and green, any more! YAY!
  • … part of Rhoelyn’s nefarious plan to RULE THE WORLD. (… or is it??)
  • … even remotely possible without the help of a few really awesome people. Special thanks go out to my creative directors, Mr. Rhoelyn and Matticus of World of Matticus; my technical director and assistant opinion-giver, Phaelia of Resto4Life, and our dear friend and font of all knowledge, T3h Googlez.

Posted in blogtech, FAQ fodder, news

  • Kestrel

    I love it! Congratulations on taking the big step to self-hosting. And I love the new title (although I was also very fond of Points of Convergence)!

    Next question: What plugin are you using for achievements? I really like the icons!

  • cait

    I definitely approve and am glad to see you stuck to it and got it up right on time for the New Year! Looks great!

  • Aleathea

    Nice! I love the new look … and the name. I look forward to reading all that you have to share in the upcoming year. Your posts are always such a pleasure.

  • Rhoelyn

    Thank you. It’s great to see you at the new site. I won’t disappoint!

  • Rhoelyn

    Thanks a lot, Cait. Here’s to a great new year!

  • Rhoelyn

    Thanks, Kes. I was really fond of PoC, but for the sake of a friendly URL, I decided to change the name.
    The plugin for the achievements came to my attention on the BlogAzeroth boards. Zaltu posted it from One Rogue’s Journey. Here’s the plugin link. To get that look from it, I had to go into the Ajax file and do just a bit of tweaking.

  • teh Khol Abides

    The new place looks nice…the purple and green was starting to look a bit…70s… :D

  • Noobiewan

    I really like the new look here. The banner is really cool.
    It’s all saved into the favorites folder.

  • Phaelia

    Congratulations on making the switch. Everything looks mah-velous!

  • Softi

    Gratz on the self-hosting! :)

  • teh Khol Abides

    WTB moar broadcasting plx. :D

  • Cait

    /target twoskies author
    /cast respectful demand of moar posting
    /end cast
    /cast hug at author

    Hope all is well and RL hasn’t taken you for too long. We’ll be here whenever you get back to us! =D

    Still loving the new layout

  • Rhoelyn

    Khol, Cait,

    Thanks for the encouragement. You guys are the best! I am dealing with the old RL monster, but I’m scheming posts all the while. I’ll be back very soon.

    Lost in RL,

  • teh Khol Abides

    Good to know, Ms. Rhoe, that you are not, in fact, lost in the belly of some eldritch beast.

    We await your return with bated breath, but we promise to brush our teeth.

  • Anonova

    Hey! Glad I found this place again. We can haz updates? ;)

  • teh Khol Abides

    ‘Ello, I wish to register a complaint.

    ‘Ello, Miss?

    What do you mean “miss”?

    I’m sorry, I have a cold. I wish to make a complaint!

    We’re closin’ for lunch.

    Never mind that, my lad. I wish to complain about this Rhoelyn what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique.

    Oh yes, the, uh, the Darnassian Blue…What’s,uh…What’s wrong with it?

    I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it, my lad. ‘E’s dead, that’s what’s wrong with it!

    No, no, ‘e’s uh,…he’s resting.

    Look, matey, I know a dead Rhoelyn when I see one, and I’m looking at one right now.

    No no she’s not dead, she’s, she’s restin’! Remarkable bird, the Darnassian Blue, idn’it, ay? Beautiful plumage!

    The plumage don’t enter into it. It’s stone dead.

    Nononono, no, no! ‘E’s resting!

    All right then, if she’s restin’, I’ll wake her up! (shouting at the cage) ‘Ello, Miss Rhoelyn! I’ve got a lovely fresh cuttle fish for you if you show…

    There, she moved!

    No, she didn’t, that was you hitting the cage!

    I never!!

    Yes, you did!

    I never, never did anything…

    ‘ELLO RHOELYN!!!!! Testing! Testing! Testing! Testing! This is your nine o’clock alarm call!

    Now that’s what I call a dead Rhoelyn.

    No, no…..No, ‘e’s stunned!


    Yeah! You stunned her, just as she was wakin’ up! Darnassian Blues stun easily, major.

    Um…now look…now look, mate, I’ve definitely ‘ad enough of this. That Rhoelyn is definitely deceased, and when I purchased it not ‘alf an hour ago, you assured me that its total lack of movement was due to it bein’ tired and shagged out following a prolonged squawk.

    Well, she’s…she’s, ah…probably pining for the fjords.

    PININ’ for the FJORDS?!?!?!? What kind of talk is that?, look, why did she fall flat on her back the moment I got ‘er home?

    The Darnassian Blue prefers keepin’ on it’s back! Remarkable bird, id’nit, squire? Lovely plumage!

    Look, I took the liberty of examining that Rhoelyn when I got it home, and I discovered the only reason that it had been sitting on its perch in the first place was that it had been NAILED there.

    Well, o’course it was nailed there! If I hadn’t nailed that bird down, it would have nuzzled up to those bars, bent ‘em apart with its beak, and VOOM! Feeweeweewee!

    “VOOM”?!? Mate, this bird wouldn’t “voom” if you put four million volts through it! ‘E’s bleedin’ demised!

    No no! ‘E’s pining!

    ‘E’s not pinin’! ‘E’s passed on! This Rhoe is no more! She has ceased to be! ‘E’s expired and gone to meet ‘er maker! ‘E’s a stiff! Bereft of life, ‘e rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed ‘er to the perch ‘e’d be pushing up the daisies! ‘Er metabolic processes are now ‘istory! ‘E’s off the twig! ‘E’s kicked the bucket, ‘e’s shuffled off ‘er mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-RHOELYN!!

    Well, I’d better replace it, then. Sorry squire, I’ve had a look ’round the back of the shop, and uh, we’re right out of Rhoelyns.

    I see. I see, I get the picture.

    I got a slug.

    Pray, does it talk?

    Nnnnot really.


    N-no, I guess not.


    D’you…. d’you want to come back to my place?

    Yeah, all right, sure.

About Beneath Two Skies

Living in two environments simultaneously is the unique conflict of the modern MMO gamer, and it's a challenge of epic proportions. (And you thought Illidan was tough?!) Here, we want to explore the points of convergence between our two worlds, from creative inspiration that artists and craftsmen can find in the game to tips and tricks that can help players take care of themselves and their 'real' lives while still enjoying the game. How can you show your love for both the World of Warcraft and the world of your craft? How can you take good care of your toon and take good care of yourself?

Information about the author can be found in the About section.