my industrial life

La Mer
Nine Inch Nails
La Mer

“Et il est un jour arrivé
Marteler le ciel
Et marteler la mer

Et la mer avait embrassé moi
Et la délivré moi de ma caille

Rien ne peut m'arrêter maintenant”

Blog Format

Hey all,

Some of you may notice that my blog has undergone a rigorous pruning of content. The Community team works really hard to keep you guys engaged and provides multiple avenues to communicate with the design team. My activities here, while not categorically objectionable, creates issues of visibility and confusion since this is not an official blog.

To avoid creating more weirdness for them, and to ensure that I am not exceeding the scope of a personal blog, I will no longer be taking questions. Please direct all WoW questions to the official forums and @WarcraftDevs on twitter.

I really appreciate your time, attention, and enthusiasm. Your support and engagement has been overwhelming and I am extremely thankful for it. I’m not going anywhere and I will continue to reblog things I find throughout my travels, post the occasional witticism about my life, the industry, and share exciting news about World of Warcraft, but I will no longer comment on quest design or anything that might stray into the purview of our Community team.

Thank you so much! <3

Gentle reminder to organize every hospital and doctor bill you receive, and analyze them and break them down so it’s easy to figure out where each part of the bill comes from; and to request receipts for every payment you make, and to take careful notes of any payments you make online or over the phone or any installment plans you set up; and to just generally keep all your paperwork in order and save it in organized files for as long as possible…

Because you never know when the doctor’s office is going to call you in April and try to claim that you owe them $140 from last September, when you happen to still have the receipt for that shit sitting in the file folder in your purse, thank you very much and good day.


He was the ultimate ally. In life, art and politics. I trusted him absolutely. He was, above all things, a rare and unique human being and we shall not see his like again. Emma Thompson

Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with. He is also, one of the loyalest and most supportive people I’ve ever met in the film industry. He was so encouraging of me both on set and in the years post-Potter. […] As an actor, he was one of the first of the adults on Potter to treat me like a peer rather than a child. Working with him at such a formative age was incredibly important and I will carry the lessons he taught me for the rest of my life and career. Film sets and theatre stages are all far poorer for the loss of this great actor and man. Daniel Radcliffe

I feel so lucky to have worked and spent time with such a special man and actor. I’ll really miss our conversations. Emma Watson

I am devastated to hear about the passing of Alan Rickman. I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to work with him on numerous occasions. Even though he has gone, I will always hear his voice. Rupert Grint

The polar opposite of the icy, manipulating characters he became best known for, Alan was hilarious, warm-hearted and fabulous company. Jason Isaacs

There are no words to express how shocked and devastated I am to hear of Alan Rickman’s death. He was a magnificent actor & a wonderful man. JK Rowling

I cannot believe he is gone and we are the poorer for it. But his spirit and great generosity live on the hearts of everyone who knew him. Funny, acutely perceptive, extraordinarily loyal and giving - Alan cared. Ralph Fiennes

Everybody loved Alan. He was always happy and fun and creative and very, very funny. Michael Gambon

I can’t quite believe he’s not here anymore. I somehow still think actors are immortal like the characters they play but then they leave us. Please honour his memory and what he gave us by talking about and sharing stories and continuing to celebrate his legacy so then he will be here, as we like to say, ‘Always’. Evanna Lynch

We are all so devastated to lose Alan. He was loved enormously by so many. He was an exceptionally warm and giving man and an utterly phenomenal actor and gifted director.[…] He was a loving and devoted partner to Rima, and like so many of us in our vast industry, my life was enriched by knowing him. Kate Winslet

He used his talent always to make a difference, his production of Rachel Corrie being one of the most powerful examples. Alan’s enormous strength of character infused every character he played. Who else could have brought such pain and wit to Snape? I can’t believe he’s gone. Sigourney Weaver

He was a great friend, generous and social. He will be very missed by many. Helen Mirren

What desperately sad news about Alan Rickman. A man of such talent, wicked charm & stunning screen & stage presence. He’ll be sorely missed. Stephen Fry

There is so much that is matchless to remember about Alan Rickman. His career was at the highest level, as actor on stage and screen and as director ditto. […] Beyond a career which the world is indebted to, he was a constant agent for helping others. Whether to institutions like RADA or to individuals and certainly to me, his advice was always spot-on. He put liberal philanthropy at the heart of his life. He and Rima Horton (50 years together) were always top of my dream-list dinner guests. Alan would by turns be hilarious and indignant and gossipy and generous. […] Behind his starry insouciance and careless elegance, behind that mournful face, which was just as beautiful when wracked with mirth, there was a super-active spirit, questing and achieving, a super-hero, unassuming but deadly effective. Ian McKellen

Alan Rickman was an actor’s actor; courageous, generous, witty & surprising. When he laughed he lit up a room. A prince. You will be missed. Susan Sarandon

                         Alan Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016)