Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Comics I'm getting on 4/27

Taking a cue from dclebeau at read/RANT!, I am going to list the comics I'm getting today, along with comics I just don't feel like getting. The more observant of you out there might notice I only list Marvel comics here. That is because the only non-Marvel I currently read are Secret Six (in volumes) and Invincible (in volumes). I don't know enough of what is going on in DC or anything else, nor do I care. With that said, here we go!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Comics for tomorrow

Okay, a short little thing that I'd put on Twitter, maybe, if I cared about Twitter. Tomorrow will be the first day of the month where I get more comics in them that don't have Deadpool than do. The first week contained four Deadpool comics, Vengeance of the Moon Knight, where he cameoed, World War Hulks, which contained a Hulkpool story, Deadpool & Cable 25, the finale issue of Cable's series, renamed to fit Deadpool in who was in a starring role recapping what happened in between Cable's departure from Cable & Deadpool and his appearance in his now cancelled series, and Deadpool Corps, which as it sounds, is about a corps of Deadpool from different dimensions. The second week, I got three comics, only one of which was not Deadpool oriented, the Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers issue. The other two I got were Hulked Out Heroes, featuring Hulkpool on a journey through time, and Deadpool Team-Up where he teamed up with Punishe...sorry, Frankencastle. This week, out of the six or so comics I am getting, I am only getting two with Deadpool, Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth and Captain America: Who Won't Wield the Shield. Seriously, this is the first week this month where I get more non-Deadpool comics than Deadpool comics. I like the character, and pick things up with him, but he is totally overexposed and hopefully he'll keep afloat and not drift into obscurity.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tournament Report

I went to the Rise of the Eldrazi pre-release this past weekend and here's what I have to say about it.

First off, the Eldrazi are freaking insane. I realize they are expensive, but with the set, getting them isn't extraordinarily hard, and this is coming from Sealed. In Sealed, you can run 9-costs (yes, plural) and expect to play them. They are unbelievably powerful, and annoying as hell to face. I went 2 wins, 2 losses and dropped the first day, but 3 out of the 4 wins I got were from Eldrazi. That's how good they are. Sealed runs really slowly, as you might guess considering the high drops you can run. There is a lot of stall to get there, with lots of walls just to tide you over to your giant creatures. It makes the set interesting. I think that getting Eldrazi will be easier outside of Sealed (more Spawn token producers and just easier to build to it), but that they might get overwhelmed quickly in Constructed, just because people are able to build a lot faster and clear things, making it harder to get to your Spawn tokens, just killing your Spawn tokens or anything like that.

The levelers are really good also. The second day, I ran levelers and was consistently building threats early, which is the main advantage to the levelers. It may be expensive to get to the final level, but along the way you can beat face. There is a 2 cost Green creature that's 2/2 to start, but with 2G, he becomes a 4/4, and paying the cost three more times gets you a 6/6 Trample. So, turn 2, get a 2/2 out, turn 3 make him a 4/4, then beat face until eventually you get the mana and make him a 6/6 Trample. Technically, over the course of the game, it costs 14 (9GGGGG) to get a 6/6 Trample, but it is worth it.

Also, I despise tiebreakers. Our tournament Sunday went 6 rounds, and I went 4 wins, 2 losses. Because my tiebreakers were apparently worse than other people, I ended up in 9th place. There was prize support for, you guessed it, top 8. 1st got something like 30 packs, and 2nd got less, 3rd and 4th got less, and 5th-8th got 5 packs each. Somebody who had the same record as me got 5 packs while I got nothing. Stupid tiebreakers...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Kick-Ass revisited

Because of not being in a city with a movie theater within easy reach I have to really plan my trips to the movies. That means that since I have classes tomorrow and two pre-release tournaments for M:TG Rise of the Eldrazi over the weekend, I probably won't see it until Wednesday, when I have no classes. Until then though, I am extremely nervous.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Turn Coat

If you didn't already know this about me, I love the Dresden Files series. I just absolutely love it.

Monday, April 12, 2010

And I Thought My Jokes Were Bad

Here's a story I wrote for a creative writing in fiction class that I thought might be enjoyed by people who would possibly read this. If you find it hard to read, I can send you the .docx file that it is in. Just leave a comment asking for the original.

Monday, April 5, 2010


Outside, on my way to class, I felt a few drops of rain from above. By a few, I mean barely any. They existed. You could see them on the ground. They weren't plentiful, though. There were only a couple. Still, the problem with that is that the sun was also in my eyes.

Damn it, nature! Stop being hypocritical! If it's sunny, it isn't supposed to rain. If it rains, it isn't supposed to be sunny. Let us say that S(sky) means the sky is sunny and R(sky) means the sky is raining.
S(sky) → ¬R(sky)
R(sky) → ¬S(sky)

Now, it is sunny and rainy
S(sky) ∧ R(sky)

This leads to a contradiction
S(sky) [∧ Elim]
R(sky) [∧ Elim]
¬R(sky) [→ Elim]
⊥ [⊥ Intro]

Therefore, nature just produced a contradiction. DAMN YOU, NATURE!
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