Friday Night Master, and other nerdy achievements.

My proudest Magic accomplishment yet!

My proudest Magic accomplishment yet!

GUYS. It’s been quite the week for me.

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I have 68 of these, whatever they do!

The most exciting news: I went 4-2 at FNM this week. That is the best I’ve ever done, and I’m really proud. I faced some pretty tough opponents, too. (Especially my last one: the coolest 9-year-old girl I know, and “The Nerd Maids” biggest fan.) My deck was really strong because I’m pretty sure I was the only one drafting Gruul at my table. I got some really awesome cards including Clan Defiance, Act of Treason, Mugging, Slaughterhorn (which I mostly used for its bloodrush ability) and Gyre Sage. I got off a fun combo with Gyre Sage and Clan Defiance to win one game: I dealt six damage to two creatures and my opponent’s face for lethal. Act of Treason served me well against some nasty creatures for surprise wins or as removal for Firemane Avenger (which I saw a few times, actually). I am also proud of how I played. I used my cards together smartly (example: waiting to play Miming Slime until my second mainphase, after I bloodrushed one of my creatures to make it huge!), I worked on my poker face (which is really terrible) and I only forgot a few triggers. It was really fun, and it was the first time I’ve gotten any sort of prize, plus I got 15 planeswalker points! (I don’t really know what those do, but it’s cool!) And because I got four wins at a FNM even I got the “Friday Night Master” award. And I’m pretty sure I leveled up, so technically I’m a level 12 magic player. So basically I’m awesome. 😉

But that’s not all!

My first comic book. The artwork is pretty much amazing.

I finished my first comic book this week: “The Unwritten”. It was so good. Darker than I expected, and definitely unlike anything I’ve read before. It took elements from a lot of my favorite books and tied them into one story. When I was younger I had an incredibly active imagination (and I still do) and “The Unwritten” taps into one of my wildest dreams: What if all the characters from our most beloved books existed in some universe somewhere? And what if when you create a story, you create a world? And what would happen if our worlds intertwined? It’s crazy to think about. I loved “The Unwritten” because it sparked my imagination unlike anything I’ve read in a long time. (And since I read it before I went to sleep, it led to some WACKY dreams…) I can’t wait to read more — I got that excited just from the first part!

But that’s not all!

I got several books from a few friends, that I fully intend to read, and I read a bit of “The Silmarillion”. I didn’t watch ANY Netflix. I spent my free time reading, playing Magic or practicing playing “Civilazation V”, in case I ever decide to stream. I’ve been working on a standard Magic deck, too. Oh! And I started watching “Firefly” (on DVD, cough cough), which I’ve been told I’ll absolutely LOVE. It’s good so far, but I’ve just watched the pilot, so I haven’t gotten much of a feel for it yet.

NOW that is all. But I’d say that’s a pretty good week for a nerdmaid!

All for now,
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8 responses to “Friday Night Master, and other nerdy achievements.

  1. You played awesome Friday, i was really happy for you. You’ve gotten real good really quick.

    Firefly is good, Buffy was better. 🙂

  2. Go steal Astro’s copy of the Magicians, if you haven’t already. It hits hard on that Multiverse theory. Also, best book.

    • Yeah! I read part of “The Magicians” over the summer, but I got distracted. I definitely need to give it another chance. Especially if you say it’s the ‘best book’! -B

  3. You definitely kicked ass on Friday! Sure it was hurtful that you caused my Firemane Avenger to betray me and decide to kill herself rather than rejoin my side, but I can’t really blame you for causing that rift between us, we’ve been having problems.

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