Pulse 1) Me
Ok. A little bit of get-to-know me as to why I've been M.I.A. When I started this, I was able to crank out post after post for the first week, and then I came to a screeching halt, right? Well, there was a reason. Here's the thing: for the past year, I've been enrolled in a chemistry Ph.D. program... and it has made my life a living hell! So, I quit. Yup. I quit a doctorate program. I was on cloud nine from sheer relief of not having to worry about doing all this research that was expected of me that I really was not interested in when I started this. Since then I've hit a small lull, especially with finalizing all of my withdrawal things and finishing out my Teaching Assistantship contract for the year.
That's only part of it though. A large portion of it is that I am just really lazy XD But I really love this blog, and I am catching my second wind. I really want to make this a success, so I will be more diligent from now on and make sure to get more posts out in a timely manner.
Pulse 2) MagicMagicMagic
In case you haven't been able to tell from my previous post, I am obsessed with Magic: the Gathering (the level of my obsession will become apparent in the final pulse). So, in the time that i should have been writing up new posts, I have been tweaking more decks and more combos. A little bit of what I am working on (sort of a teaser for future, more in-depth posts):
- Mono-Blue Artifacts using Grand Architect [Standard]
- UW(G?)-Soulbond [Standard]
- Patron of the Moon (a.k.a. I'm About to Moon the HELL Out of You!) [EDH]
- Doran, the Kitty Tower [EDH deck for a friend]
- Link of the Many [EDH based off of The Legend of Zelda]
Last post, I mentioned the Limited Resources podcast, and they have become my go to in terms of help with my draft play, but I want to take a small second and mention another podcast: The Mana Pool. While I will be going a bit more in depth on both these podcasts, as well as other Magic related things, in my next post, I have to mention the Dorks because they are hands down the best podcast around if you are in this game for the most important reason: having fun. So if you haven't checked them out, do it. ... NOW! ... I'll wait till you do.
*tick tick tick*
Hilarious, right? You can thank me later. ,,v. ~_^ But seriously, they are a brilliant group of guys with a genuine love for the game, and they bring plenty to each podcast for players at any level; from noobs to long time players.
Pulse 3) The Future
So, I just want to leave you with a little taste of things that will be coming in the near future now that I have this second wind.
- Magic on the Mind - More discussion on the podcasts I use/listen to when I need a Magic fix and while I'm deck building.
- New series - I'll be introducing a new series, which will very likely be kicked off by my very first guest author. Chainsaws, cheerleaders, and zombies. That's all you get for now.
- CGC - I think I want to start talking more in depth about my decks in my Card Game Corner. I will also be trying out more games to bring to you all. The next one will probably be the Naruto CCG.
The reason I brought this up is because while I am rededicating myself to this blog, I have a lot of huge changes coming in my life, and they might wrench me away for awhile. The biggest of these is I have decided to move to Seattle, WA. Both because I think the city would be good for me, but also because... Yes. Wizards of the Coast is HQ'ed in Renton, WA (20 minutes away from Seattle). Yes. I quit school because I am trying to chase my dream of either going pro or working for WotC. I know it's a long shot, but it's my dream and I'll be DAMNED if I'm not going to chase it.
Ok, I think I revealed enough of my soul to all of you. Three pulses again this time around. Odd. I thought my brain would be a lot more liquified...