Tough Traveling — Gnomic Utterances


tough guideEvery Thursday, Nathan at Fantasy Review Barn leads a group of fellow bloggers on “Tough Travels”, a trip through the tropes that populate the fantasy and sci-fi world, using Diane Wynne Jones’ hilarious The Tough Guide to Fantasyland as a guide.

This week’s subject is “Gnomic Utterances”:

“My, you’re a tall one!”

Yeah, I’ve got no idea. So we’ll just see what we can find in World of Warcraft. Apologies to David Eddings, but…

“Daylight’s burning!”

Tinkmaster Overspark


“Also, if you happen to know a good schematic for radiation elimination, we just so happen to be in the market for one right about now….”

High King Gelbin Mekkatorque


“A properly accelerated gnome in battle is a thing of terrible beauty.”



“Yeah, yeah… welcome to my station.”



“Excuuuuse me, princess!”

Millhouse Manastorm


“Lowly? I don’t care who you are, friend! Nobody refers to the mighty Millhouse Manastorm as lowly! I’m gonna light you up, sweet cheeks!”

Sicco Thermaplugg


“Explosions! MORE explosions! I got to have more explosions!”

“Have a nice day now!”

Yeah, we’ll leave it at that…

Come back next week when we take a look at “Laborers.”

—Michael Senft

About Michael Senft

I am a freelance writer and critic from Phoenix Arizona. I spent 10 years covering music, the arts and pop culture for the “Arizona Republic” before life circumstances took me away from newspaper. But I never lost my joy at writing. Or reading.
This entry was posted in Tough Traveling and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to Tough Traveling — Gnomic Utterances

  1. Bookwraiths says:

    Great job. Anything with WOW in it is a great thing for me personally.


  2. Haha, “My you’re a tall one!”, “Daylight’s burning!” and “SALUTATIONS!” are my favorite gnome sayings in WoW.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. lynnsbooks says:

    I like your version – very funny. I drew a bit of a blank with this one. Sanderson was the first thing to came to mind and then my mind was like a vast tumbleweed moment.
    Lynn 😀


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s