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09:06 am: Barbarians at the gate
I spent all day Monday with the group from Lenawee, acting as their translator. We visited a kindergarten and elementary school, and in the afternoon the students had a chance to try oshie and kendo.

I arrived at work Tuesday morning at my usual time (around 8:20) to find a sign on my desk declaring "it is your day for early gate duty."

O_O

As an ALT, I've never been assigned to gate duty before. Apparently I'm on the duty roster now. After digging around, I found out that I was supposed to stand at the north gate from 8:10 to 8:35 to greet the students coming in on buses. I dashed out there and said my "good morning"s for the remaining time, hoping it didn't cause any problems that I wasn't there at the beginning.

Wednesday and Thursday went as usual. Friday I accompanied the Lenawee group again as they visited several middle schools, then Saturday I went with them to the airport to see them off.

Sunday my Warcraft guild (Wicked Claw) had a raid on the 10-person instance Karazhan. They've been making steady progress and had already beaten up through the Shade of Aran and the Chess Event. On Sunday we took down Illhoof for the first time. (My brothers' characters are also there in the screenshot, though their backs are turned.)

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From:megory
Date:May 21st, 2007 02:40 am (UTC)
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It sounds as if you are just moving on up the responsibility ladder. I wonder how often you are assigned and what your rotation is. Is there a "late gate duty?" Maybe you are there, too. (I have early duty outside every morning, but it's just for five minutes until the students are allowed in the main part of the building.) Some of the teachers who stay in the same building all day do the "after school/bus" duty. By then I've moved on to the high school where I have hall duty at the end of the day. (All the teachers are supposed to be out there until the halls are cleared.)

The instance looks so colorful! It looks exciting to see so many left alive from your guild. It's a beautiful screen shot.

Now back to a regular week, right? (If there is such a thing.)
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:May 21st, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
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I wonder how often you are assigned and what your rotation is.

That was my only assignment for May. I don't know yet if I'll have one day every month or what.

Is there a "late gate duty?"

Not that I'm aware. Most students have club activities after school rather than going directly home, so there's no single specific time when everyone leaves together.

It looks exciting to see so many left alive from your guild.

In that particular attempt, only two people died. We had about five wipes (a wipe is where everyone--or nearly everyone--dies) before we finally did it. Killing new bosses definitely gives "if at first you don't succeed" a good workout.

Now back to a regular week, right?

I believe so.
From:mangaroo
Date:May 21st, 2007 03:13 am (UTC)
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Is somebody running away from a bear?
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:May 21st, 2007 07:46 am (UTC)
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That's the other hunter. The bear is her pet, so it follows her around.
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:May 22nd, 2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
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I had to look again, and it DOES look like she's running from a bear. If only the bear were on fire, it would be perfect.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:May 24th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
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<g> There is actually a spell that can set things on fire...
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:May 24th, 2007 06:43 pm (UTC)
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Even your pets? Does it hurt them?
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:May 27th, 2007 11:29 pm (UTC)
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Even your pets? Does it hurt them?

Yes, and yes. Luckily, hunters can heal their pets. We try to take good care of them, and they keep the bad guys away from us. It's a nice relationship.
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:May 28th, 2007 12:01 am (UTC)
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Awww, I was going to suggest setting the bear on fire and taking a screencap, just for fun, but I wouldn't want to if it would hurt him. :(
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