Oh hey, P1P1 Gideon, sure we’ll try it.
Amonkhet Draft (2017-05-24)
The deck seems fine; I managed to ride Giddybro to a 3-0. Round 2 was the highlight, as it culminated in a pretty silly board state. Opponent was at 1 life and 0 cards in library, so he’s dead to decking on his next turn and not really anywhere close to killing me. I had played Gideon very early and the poor guy just never got out from under it.
Opponent Ribbons’d me for X=12, just for something to do on that last turn I guess. It didn’t even tickle. On my turn I could have simply passed to deck him, but I made Gideon into a creature and attacked with my 7 guys into his 6 blockers. I had topdecked Impeccable Timing and considered casting it to kill one of my guys after attacks, before blocks, as a troll move but opponent conceded before I could execute that. Ah well.
Over at Dead Lantern, we just posted the 500th episode of our podcast, the Splattercast. Check that out if you’re into genre movie stuff. As I told my co-hosts, I wanted to hit that 500 mark as a kind of arbitrary accomplishment but after that I need a long break. While I do still enjoy watching movies, I’m not really very interested in talking about them anymore. Almost everything just boils down to “yeah, I liked it” or “no, it kinda sucked” so what’s the point, really? I certainly agree there is value in content curation, so I still love giving and receiving good recommendations but beyond that I don’t feel I’ve been conveying much of value on that show.
Not only are we saturated with content options (hence, curation becomes more worthwhile) but we are also saturated with content-about-content options! There are more numbnuts podcasts and YouTube channels talking about movies than you can count. Some are great but many of them are just insufferable, some putz pooping his pants over a Star Wars trailer and then inviting you to donate to his Patreon. I don’t want to contribute to that kind of global wackening by generating similarly shitty content. I have at least some pride. I mean, it’s not a ton of pride but it’s a non-zero amount.
I’m reminded of this “Hitler learns…” video I made several years ago taking a shot at one of our genre podcasting peers. I meant it in good fun, I swear!