After days of rushing madly around the con, seeing your favourites and friends you finally get a good night’s sleep, only to wake up to the dreaded con flu.
Con flu (colloquial, noun): a viral infection that occurs after a pop culture convention.
Let’s face it: nobody likes con flu. Sure it means another week off work, but con flu often hits like a truck. Con attendees can be so run down because of lack of sleep, after parties, the stress of finishing cosplays and long flights, that their immune systems simply can’t handle the giant sized petri dish that is the convention. Protecting yourself against getting con flu comes down to several factors, and this year at PAX I kept my immune system strong while still enjoying late nights and after parties, as well as flights back to Sydney.
In the Witcher, White Gull is hallucinogenic potion containing Mandragora officinarum (mandrake) root. Mandrake is a member of the Solanaceae family, and like its relative Atropa belladona (also known as Deadly Nightshade), it is poisonous plant containing tropane alkaloids. Ingesting mandrake is known to cause blurred vision, rapid heart rate, hallucinations and death.
Well, what an amazing stream on Tuesday night! I went in with some expectations of myself (did you catch me squinting at my run sheet?), but I couldn’t have imagined that you guys, the Twitch community, would be so supportive. Thank you so much guys, you really made it a wonderful evening.
When I first took up streaming, I had no idea that I would be combining two passions of mine: natural medicine and RPGs! As a raid healer from World of Warcraft, creating a potion like this seemed poignant. Over Discord or Vent (those were the days!), the healing team would be rotating our cool-downs all whilst trying to push a raid boss for server firsts. One would be out of action for what seemed like eternity, while the rest of us would pick up the slack. Continue reading