The article none of you have been waiting for.
This is only tangentially a Christmas movie, as it does happen at Christmas time, but the themes of the movie are not Christmas related. It does lend itself to explaining certain things about the environment, namely all the decorations used in the film.
I was going to do various Chrismas horror comedies first, but then this sort of fell into my lap.
Behind the Mask – The Rise of Leslie Vernon is a 2006 mockumentary, not to be confused with the actual documentary about animal rights activists called Behind the Mask released in the same year.
I don’t know how I feel about Wizards simply taking real Norse mythology and just painting it over, but I guess that’s what’s largely expected from them, so they can’t really avoid it.
If you have an interest in movies in general, you should see this movie. Sure, it’s easy to see as pop culture trash, but it’s also masterful in it’s execution. Just the sound alone is an excellent example of how you really need to take that part of the movie into account, as so much of the mood is just purely built on that.
Now, I am not a big fan of Christmas. In fact, I do try to avoid family gatherings in general, but the importance put on Christmas just feels so awkward and unnecessary.
I’ve been mulling this over for the last two days and during that time I’ve felt the need to explain what I’m going for in some more detail.
I’ve been wanting to write a book for a very long time. I do have some drafts ready, but I never seem to find the motivation to do the necessary editing and rewrites to finish them. I like writing, but everything else is boring.
While I’ve been planning on writing fiction and books on games, for a few years now I’ve been thinking about writing a book on movies. The problem is that I lack the academic background to write the kind of book I would like to write. So, I decided to instead use this existing blog to write a series on a specific topic instead: horror comedies.
Eligeth seems like a commander I would enjoy, but where to find a good partner? There’s two other potential partners that have the word scry printed on them, so that does limit certain aspects quite a bit. Thrasios seems like the better one simply due to the extra color, although the activated ability of Thrasios has limited utilty with Eligeth, as the ramping aspect is more random than usual if you draw the first card instead of scry.
Short answer: No.
Little bit longer: No in general, but it’s complicated.
But I guess you are going to want some explanation.
Tormod seems interesting, if underpowered, but than again, all partners should be underpowered, because you do get two. Looking at the various potential partners, the only one I found fun enough is Ghost of Ramirez DePietro, another underpowered commander. I do also like how Ghost enables a certain amount of diplomacy, even if that is kind of hard to utilize.
WHat to do with this pair? Madness? I guess it doesn’t actually work due to the new rules. Delve? That’s are handily largely in blue and black. Both also have plenty of self-mill and cycling, which are helpful.