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7 ‘World of Warcraft’ Weddings You Won’t Believe

7 'World of Warcraft' Weddings You Won't Believe

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World of Warcraft is known for its dedicated fan base, and we do mean dedicated. That South Park episode parodying how much players invest in the game isn’t much of an exaggeration for some people.

Regardless of your addiction level, the game offers a virtual world where you can form complex relationships and alliances with your fellow players. Marriage is just the next step.

WoW doesn’t have an official system to link two characters or accounts in digital matrimony, but that hasn’t stopped some players from getting hitched anyway. In fact, some guilds manage to pull off some pretty swanky events, and just like IRL (in real life, for you non-gamers), the wedding ceremonies usually end with some serious partying.

Here are our top seven picks for WoW weddings: the good, the bad and the ridiculous. Let us know your favorite in the comments below.

1. The Beautiful Ceremony

Here we have a beautiful World of Warcraft wedding video made by YouTube user Spotcats. As silly as it may seem, this is actually an awesome video, complete with a heartwarming soundtrack (the ceremony is set to “From This Moment On” by Shania Twain — classic — and the reception includes “A Matter of Trust” by Billy Joel).

Nicely done, Spotcats.

2. The Wedding Crashers

When these two wedding crashers stumble upon what they think is a role-play wedding, they watch the ceremony, take part in a fireworks celebration and then one of them jokingly objects.

Then they discover that the couple had actually met through WoW and were getting married in real life. Oopsie.

3. The Irreverent Celebration

Warning: NSFW language.

Most of this ceremony is in Swedish, but it doesn’t take a linguist to realize that this is the least religious ceremony to ever take place, especially when the groom motorboats the bride and whole wedding party goes for a “sexy” dip in a nearby fountain.

Other highlights include a lot of celebratory fistpumping, the mourning of a dead squirrel and the priest’s weird dirty dancing when the group goes to celebrate.

4. The Unruly Guest

This is actually quite a lovely video, with the possible exception of the gnome who keeps trying to mack on the bride and is insulted when she actually goes through with the wedding. This is a good example for why you should be very selective when inviting people to your fake wedding.

5. The Dragon-Bearers

Here’s another set of crashers, with a twist. When this group decided they wanted to crash the wedding, they knew there was only one way to go: dragons.

Watch them get accustomed to their new dragon bodies, troll the wedding and then start an orgy with the other guests. Now isn’t that the strangest sentence you’ve ever read?

6. The Matrimonial Massacre

It started out like a fairytale — a dream wedding in the picturesque Stormwind Cathedral … until a horde raids the party and kills everyone involved. We apologize for any Red Wedding-related flashbacks this may have caused.

7. The Wedding Singers

While this couple chose a lovely spot for their nuptials, we can’t help but doubt their music choices. The epic battle march in the opening shots seemed out of place — that is, until we heard Barry White playing during the ceremony, which drained the romance and instead made it seem like stuff was about to get weird.

The best moment, however, has to be the heartfelt duet to Aerosmith’s “Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” between the bride and groom. Now that’s a touching moment we’re glad we didn’t miss.

Mashable composite: image courtesy of Flickr, sobcontrollers

Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/07/06/world-of-warcraft-weddings/

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OKCupid Goes From Matching Soulmates to Roommates

OKCupid Goes From Matching Soulmates to Roommates

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OKCupid has been helping people find their soulmates for eight years. Now, it wants to help people find the ideal roommate too.

Sam Yagan, co-founder and CEO of the popular online dating site, told Social Times that the company is working on a separate website that will allow people to look for housemates using a system that will mirror the one OKCupid uses to search for ideal romantic matches.

The algorithms that the site uses to find perfect couples can be easily tweaked and used to look for compatible roommates, Yagan said.

Watch the video above to learn more about this new website. Would you use an OKCupid-style website to look for roommates? Do you think it will work? Tell us in the comments.

Thumbnail photo courtesy Mr. G’s Adventures.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2012/10/09/okcupid-housemate/

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Author Juan Gabriel Vasquez: ‘I Can Easily Kill a Character’

Author Juan Gabriel Vasquez: 'I Can Easily Kill a Character'

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Mashable‘s social book club, MashableReads, met with author Juan Gabriel Vasquez for a Twitter chat on Sept. 24 to discuss his novel, The Sound of Things Falling. The novel deals with the aftermath of kingpin Pablo Escobar’s reign in Colombia.

Mashable readers discussed their favorite characters and posed questions to the author. Vasquez shared his own experience writing the novel and where he draws inspiration from. If you missed the Twitter chat, you can check out some of the highlights in our Storify below.

The next MashableReads book will be Necessary Errors by Caleb Crain. Make sure to follow @mashlifestyle for discussion about the book and tweet with the hashtag #MashReads during the chat. For an up-to-date discussion throughout the month, join our Facebook group and share your thoughts with other readers.

Image: Mashable, Bianca Consunji

Read more: http://mashable.com/2013/09/26/juan-gabriel-vasquez-twitter-chat/