Thursday, November 16, 2017

"Bloodcrazed Paladin: Feeding on death"


"Bloodcrazed Paladin: Feeding on death"
by:
Virgilio F. De leon Jr.MD

In one of my most favorite dreams I was against an EDH player who used Tooth and Nail to get a Kiki-Jiki, Mirror breaker out and a Zealous Conscript that produced a gazillion tokens.

This player then declared his attack with all these haste creatures and with a smile on my face I casted Rout that destroyed his gazillion tokens and before he could even recover I then cast Bloodcrazed Paladin making it a Gazillion/Gazillion power and toughness creature.



A single bead of sweat fell down my opponents forehead as he realized what had happened. I then cast Fling and threw my Gazillion/Gazillion power toughness vampire at my opponent.

In my dream I laughed a maniacal laugh for a long time.

Then I woke. And I started making my Licia Mardu EDH vampire deck with BloodCrazed Paladin , Rout and Fling. Now all I need is someone who loves making gazillion tokens.

(Insert Maniacal laughter here) 

"Sunbird's Invocation: Not just for the birds."


"Sunbird's Invocation: Not just for the birds."
by:
Virgilio F. De leon Jr.MD

My friend Mark Pm'ed me the other day and asked if I already have this card. Probably a sleeper card that no one is really talking about at the moment and one look at it I understood the possibilities of what having this enchantment meant.

So Sunbird's invocation is a 6 mana enchantment that let's you do things with X. So what it wants is for you to cast the biggest possible spells that you could and see the magic happen! So let us say you cast the 8 mana CMC Gishath in your EDH deck  , the Sunbirds Invocation will now let you look at X cards from the top of your deck based on the spell you just cast(8 CMC in this case). So now that you have seen the next 8 cards of your deck  , you can now choose one of those 8 cards with a CMC 8 or less and then cast it for free! Free! Let that sink in for a moment. You just casted a monster and now here you are probably getting another monster of the same or less mana cost! I mean in EDH (which this card just really screams about) there are tons of creatures that I am sure you would enjoy casting for free.

And since this enchantment only has a single red in it this can easily be splashed in with other colors such as Gruul(R/G) and Izzet(U/B). In Izzet Colors imagine casting a Baral's expertise of 5 CMC , aside from the 4 mana CMC that will be free cast from the spell you also have a potential spell that can be cast for 5 CMC or less for free! Talk about a bargain! 3 spells in one! And I am sure that if you pull this kind of combo together it won't really be all that long before you start attracting the hate of all your opponents.  

So Invoke that Sunbird now! At your own risk of course. The only downside is the hate you will attract but hey if you win all the better right?

"Doc In , Doc Out Espesyal Letter to Patients - Bonus edition"


"Doc In , Doc Out Espesyal Letter to Patients  - Bonus edition"
by:
Virgilio F. De leon Jr.MD


Dear Beloved patients,

Ngayong Nobyembre na marami sa inyo ang makakatanggap ng inyong mga 13 month pay. Ang payo ko ay magingat dahil marami din ang nakakaalam na may 13th month pay na kayo.

Ilang pasyente na din ang nakita ko sa clinic noon na may laslas ang bag at kamay dahil nakipaglaban sa mga holdupper. Kaya magingat at wag magdala ng pera na malaki kung di naman kailangan. Mas magandang sa mall na lang mag withdraw or kung uuwi man na may perang malaki eh siguraduhing may kasama para di napapahamak.

At kung kayo man ay manlilibre ng mga kaibigan o kamag anak ay wag kalimutang inumin ang mga gamot at maghanda na din sa pagtaaas ng inyong mga cholesterol ok? Wag na kayong mabigla.

Pero kung nahilo man kayo eh andito naman ako sa clinic. Dalaw lang. Dalhan niyo na lang din ako ng something. Kayo na ang bahala. Di naman ako choosy.

Advance Merry Christmas.

Di pa din masyadong nagmamahal,

Doc June

"Bish - My Landscape MV reaction"


"Bish - My Landscape MV reaction"
by:
The Vole

Around this time of the year(November) Bish comes out with a new song and I have not even noticed that it was that time of the year again.

My landscape features the same Orchestra like accompaniment to Bish's music interspersed with sonic guitars. As usual I am trying to find something weird or creepy in their MV. 

This one is set in an airplane graveyard that is in the middle of nowhere.I think this place and it's desolation would make a great hide out in case of a zombie apocalypse. As I am writing this I have not determined if this place is in Japan or somewhere else but by the looks of the desert and some of the planes it seems to be in the states.


The only creepy thing that I can see here are the individual shots of the members prostrating and circling. Like some sort of odd ghost. Aina the End , Chihiro and Ayumi D take the lead once more. Visually Ling Ling probably improved the most here. 

Speaking of Ling Ling that fork stabbing gesture is probably the second creepiest thing here.

There is something majestic about the great expanses that are shown in this MV and the girls of Bish moving on top of derelict planes.I don't get that dinner setting in the middle of nowhere but ok.

My Landscape is another great addition to the other Bish songs that you already like but I wish that they could have shown something more in terms of vocals. While the girls have maintained their own sound they might become a little stale if they keep the same formula. And I don't really want Bish to go the same route as their older sisters Bis. I want them to keep making music. 

"3 things I have seen today - Aven and Lyrics"


"3 things I have seen today - Aven and Lyrics"
by:
Virgilio F. De leon Jr.MD

My daughter has often been the source of a lot of the things that I post online. She is both my pride and headache at times especially when she and her mom clash. Both are turning out to be as stubborn as the other. One of the things that binds Aven and me is our wider range in music. I have found someone to share Japanese , Korean and Chinese songs. Some odd and old pinoy songs as well.Aven seems to lap it all up and then discard the things that she does not like.

This is already a long intro. This is mainly things Aven has sung around the house that I found really funny.

1) Despacito

"Despacito...I don't know the words so I sing burrito..."

Yes , leave it to Aven to put in a food reference in their somehow.

2) Black Beatles 

"That girl is a real round pizza..."

I am not sure if she was hungry when she heard this.

3) Autumn Breeze by Jida

She didn't really mess up the lyrics to this one but I was happy that she liked this song that I recommended to her when we were driving in the car.


Yup I hope that Aven and I will continue to bond over music in the future. 

"Twice - Likey MV reaction - Me likey"


"Twice - Likey MV reaction - Me likey"
by:
The Vole

There are songs that you instantly like just by hearing the first beats. Likey is simply one of those songs.Twice has been rotating their visuals and vocals a bit and this time it is the Japanese lines turn to shine. (not that they haven't been shining in their other songs).

This song just brings so much energy and the steps are both easy to follow and pleasing to the eye. Some have commented that it looks like a reverse TT dance which in my book makes it a much happier dance.



The girls are shown in various parts of the city dancing their hearts out and again professing love to someone. Momo's BB Cream and Lipstick line is actually cute and who can complain about that dance break! It harkens back when I first saw her in Ooh - Ahh and got wowed by her dancing skills. This was like that feeling all over again. Momo Stans were slain and resurrected after the dance break to watch some more.

Sana's new physique it drawing much attention and for good reason. I still like chubby Sana but this sexier Sana is not at all bad!

The rappers have upgraded too. Dahyun and the more charming Chaeryong are getting their time in the sun as well. 

With all the arm lifting in their steps there was a recent poll as which member had the best armpits. I know who I am voting for. 

I have said it before and I will say it again there is no stopping Twice. They are simply a juggernaut and represent this generations best girl group. It pains me to say that since my own biases have not even won anything but there is no escaping this fact anymore.

Twice is here and me Likey. 

"Midweek Magic November 2017 #43- The Locust God vs the curse"


"Midweek Magic November 2017 #43- The Locust God vs the curse"
by:
Virgilio F. De leon Jr. MD

Too often when you play test a deck and strategize it is much to realize that you cannot plan for everything.Even in a small play group where you pretty much know the kind of cards that your opponents play.

Yo who has a trademark curse card from Amonkhet was the one to spoil the fun of my Locust God this night as he was able to cast the 2 to cast Trespassers curse that deals 1 damage every time a creature comes into play under the cursed players control. And hooobooy was I creating a lot of creatures this night.

With the Locust God and Teferi's puzzle box already out in play I was creating 4 or 5 Locusts per upkeep. Of course I was also taking 4 or 5 damage because of the trespassers curse. Ouch.

So needless to say I was destroyed by own devices. Time to look for that Capsize now.