Hello, readers. It’s Az.
Before I move on with my article today, I just want to say I hope you’ve been enjoying reading Rappy’s and Scotsperson’s reviews in my absence, and I’m sorry to have disappeared for so many months. -.- The truth is, both my writing and drawing muses are fickle, fickle creatures. As an artist, it’s my personal opinion that the vast majority of my work is terrible, even if most people who see it say otherwise. I guess you could blame a combination of my upbringing and my Asperger’s Syndrome for that one. >.>; I’m very much a perfectionist, and that ain’t gonna change anytime soon. So if you ask me why I’ve been gone all this time, then I’m gonna say, “I just didn’t feel like writing.” I’m not gonna lie to you and say I was too busy for it. My schedule’s actually very lax right now. This one’s squarely my fault. -.-
Now, I can’t promise that I’ll post super-often, as I’ve never done so in the first place. As of right now, the only promise I’m breaking is Rappy’s advertisement of me as the resident alien in charge of D&D 4E coverage. So far, the only D&D article I’ve ever posted is a retrospective about the big, big numbers involved in 4E mechanics compared to 3.5 ones, and now that I’ve started playing 3.5 again and gotten reacquainted with the old mechanics, I realize it was a stupid retrospective to make. Even stupider were the two Magic: the Gathering articles that followed, which were curmudgeonly and served more as a reflection with my frustrations about my local Magic metagame. But now that I’ve gotten that idiocy out of my system, there is only one logical course of action to take: Improve the quality of my articles. Having written two short stories and seen the difference in quality between the first and second, I feel that raising the bar is a promise I can keep, to all of you and to myself.
Still reading? Great. ^^ Thank you all again for letting me vent. Let’s move on and talk about Rise of the Eldrazi. Read the rest of this entry »