Stories Found in Games

March 14, 2017

Gaming Poster


My husband recently had to participate in the Folk process by rewriting the lyrics and performing a folk song with these new lyrics. He chose to re-write  The Bailiff’s Daughter of Islington, based on characters we played in World of Warcraft. He wrote most of the lyrics, but I also contributed. He ended up playing multiple guitar parts and mandolin and added other instruments using MIDI. I performed the vocals. We had a great deal of fun revisiting these characters and I waxed nostalgic. When the assignment was to play a video game, I loaded WoW and started a new blood elf mage with a similar name and played for more than an hour. I got to thinking it would be really cool to screen capture elements of the story behind the song. I was initially thinking we could go in and play for free up to level 20 and act out the story in-game. The trouble is that part of the story takes place in the Arathi Highlands and it would be incredibly difficult to survive that trek at level 20. I am considering reactivating our accounts for a month to create a music video for the song.


With all this inspiration behind me, I felt compelled. We have not played WoW for close to three years. My main reason for stopping was my class load and workload. Raiding till 3:00 in the morning is not conducive to keeping up with school work and staying focused at work. I had returned to school and wasn’t able to keep up anymore. When I started at Full Sail, that class load became even more intense. I had a great time revisiting the game and further exploring the story of the Blood Elves and the Sunwell. As a side project, I plan on creating the music video and posting to my blog.

Please reload

Featured Posts

My Keto Journey

June 30, 2019

Please reload

Recent Posts

June 30, 2019

December 8, 2018

September 18, 2018

September 1, 2018

July 15, 2018

Please reload

Please reload

Copyright © 2017-2020 Carlyn Grocholski All Rights Reserved. 

  • LinkedIn - White Circle
  • YouTube - White Circle
  • Facebook - White Circle