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Another year has come and gone, and once again Wizards has gone about printing their special brand of cardboard cocaine. And we, the consumer-addicts, have depleted our wallets in vain attempt to snort as much as we can up our noses (not literally of course, but free junk rare for anyone who sends in photos of themselves trying).
2012 marks a year of holistic victory for Wizards of the Coast, and features some of the best expansions of the last five years.
But as far as I’m concerned, it wasn’t quite such a victory for the individual card. The year was more marked by blatantly stupid creatures (Thragtusk, Griselbrand) rather than cards I actually liked. There were no stand-outs that instantly immortalized themselves on my ‘Favorite Cards of All Time’ list. No Hornet Queens, Wurmcoil Engines or Comet Storms.
But that’s not to say there weren’t cards that gave it a pretty good shot.
On with the show!
S0 WordPress is apparently very nice and has prepared an End-of-Year annual report for my lovely blog. Which is very convenient as it stops me from clicking on the ‘Site Stats’ all the damn time. I’ve made the report public for those who are interested. Happy New Year mofos!
(Happy token fireworks graphic kindly supplied by WordPress)
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 33,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 8 Film Festivals
I haven’t written anything for a while. It’s all Diablo’s fault. Blame him. I’ve been cheating on Magic: the Gathering with yet another Blizzard game. But now he’s dead (some 500 times over), and just in time for Return to Ravnica.
Fact is there’s a real soft spot in my heart for Ravnica. I quit Magic in my mid-teens, deciding alcohol and girls were far more interesting. Ravnica was the set that pulled me back, leaving many heartbroken women and a thankful liver in its wake. It made me realize just how much I loved the game and what I’d been missing out on. It firmly established me as a die-hard Magic fan, never to leave the game again.
And now it’s back. It’s like seeing an old lover all over again.
But old lovers change. For starters, they’re older. They value new and different things. Their energetic youth is replaced by hardened maturity. They don’t so wear short skirts so often. Their hair may even be falling out. They’re the same, but different.
So now that my old love is back- will the furious romance of our youth be rekindled?
Or will it be one of those awkward moments where we stand there looking at each other with nothing better to say than ‘My, you’ve…changed’?