The format's pretty stable right now in my eyes. Water's just better then everything else but is easily sided for and is pretty linear in what it does. No less of a bitch to shut down though, clearly. I personally love Fire Fists right now. The deck's so fair and yet drags itself through with the power of Bear and Rabbit. In XC tourneys I'm 9-0 with the deck so far - not too shabby. I just love the concept that drawing Normal monsters is almost always not a bad thing - Makes a nice change. Gene-Warped Warwolf for the win.
Wind-Ups are my deck of choice in the flesh. Nearly have all the stuff for it ready for UK nationals in May, just need to pick some stuff off a friend and find a Volcasaurus - probably end up just getting it off eBay. The deck's nice - hands with Rabbit and Factory are just good Yugiohs. It feels and plays kinda like BWs now, except with a bit more explosiveness when it does go big. Shockmaster is still good, even if you can't consistently make him turn 1.
Magic the Gathering
I've really fell for the game. I draft regularly (Bogged down with coursework for a few weeks so have been unable to), going 3-0 and 4-0 in my last two with Dimir and Orzhov respectively. I really like the black decks in Gatecrash, much nicer then the less subtle decks that are just trying to punch you in the face.
Playing Cockatrice a lot and played my first 1v1 Commander game today, which was rather odd. I was playing against a Jhoira of the Ghitu deck with Omnath, locus of mana. I was on the play and managed to Arbor elf Into a turn 2 Omnath. I then hit for 5 the following turn and played Garruk Wildspeaker, untapping lands. Meanwhile he had searched for and played Show and Tell - I played Garruk's Horde, he played Blightsteel Colossus. Yeah. Amazingly, I won turn 5 by swinging with Omnath at 16/16 due to mana and Wildspeakers -4 for exact commander damage. A baptism of fire if ever I saw one.
I don't really know how to put some of these thoughts into words but I'll try my best. I've come to the realisation of what I fear. I had always thought it was failure, but I lack panic when things are going badly, so I knew it wasn't what I fear. It's something deeper then that, it's a fear of doing the wrong thing.
It's seems such an irrational thing when I look at the words I've just typed, but I'm starting to think its what shapes my life. I cAn barely pick up the telephone and call anyone. I'd not thought about why before, but I think it's because I'm convinced I'll say or do something wrong, and I hate the lack of physicality - it's so much harder to lie face to face.
Doing the right thing is what's steered me so far. Drugs and copious amounts of Alcohol before I was 18 - I declined them because I consider then wrong - incorrect, unnecessary, illegal. Sometimes I think why bother? I watch my friends break the law and smoke and kill themselves with these things and I can't do a thing about it. I feel helpless because I can't change the way they think, can't make them see what to me is startlingly clear.
I really like a Girl. She's my friend and sometimes I feel like I should just come right out and tell her, should just blurt out what I feel. But what's the point? She might just reject me and leave our friendship in tatters, and I just can't do that. And in my heart, I take a pragmatic approach and think about what would change if she shared my feelings. Very little, I feel. My romantic excursions in my short life so far have been little kiddy things, and now I'm starting to think seriously I just don't know what I want. I want a friend. I want someone to hold and to he able to tell anything and everything. Just someone to talk to. That's all I want. I feel like for now, it'll stay a dream. But I wait patiently. One day it'll come, and I'll be ready. One day.
Congratulations, you made it to the end of my convoluted trains of thought! You deserve a medal. Made out of rice. With a cherry on top. Expect more blog posts on more random subjects whenever something else crawls out of my brain.
Edited by Riceeman, 18 September 2013 - 12:18 PM.