Microblog: Space Fantasy

I love space operas. Star Wars or Guardians of the Galaxy, or even the less nerd-chic things like Avatar and Jupiter Ascending, anything with wild fantastical space exploration and aliens. I especially love it when space meets with WoW, because it makes even less sense but in a good way, like designers are allowed to go wild because they’re not limited by things like physics.

The Legion invading on giant star destroyer spaceships, it’s just too great. The draenei and their giant bubble space ships. Can you believe there’s a planet in the sky and we’re going there next! On a spaceship! The Kil’jaeden fight where we’re literally hurtling through the void, only to end up on the far side of the galaxy (universe?) and using magical portals to get back!

Outland was my first space love. Not only was it a whole new planet, it was a magically broken one! The flora and fauna are all weird on their own, and then you add in some magical dimensional rifting and everything just gets that much better. Nagrand’s floating islands, Netherstorm’s fractured desolation. Even before it all exploded and it was still Draenor, I love the mushroom oceans, the spikey mountains, Shadowmoon’s forests. I love that they entire ecosystem and cultures are different because of the ancient and eternal battles between essentially rock and plant.

And of course draenei, my favorite aliens. I love them so much too. I love their big round dimensional ships with naaru in the middle. I love that they brought a menagerie with them, and that they’ve been to many different planets over a millenia. I regularly switch back and forth between draenei (my weird space lady) and pandaren (my big strong girl), and in case this post wasn’t obvious enough I’m considering switching again.

Even after Argus (OMG Argus), there are hints of visiting other planets. Even if the Burning Legion is destroyed, there are the void lords and all the planets they’re trying to consume. I get so excited when I think about it!