The Streak Comes to an End
Around three years ago, we started Ertai’s Lament with an ambitious goal: to write a review of a Magic the Gathering preconstructed deck every 48 hours. No-one is more amazed than I that I’ve been able to stick with it, and we’ve written as much as we have. I read on Amazon that the average book is 65,000 words. I did the math and discovered that I had written just over thirteen books’ worth of articles here.
But as you might have noticed, we finally missed a review window. The streak had died.
In truth, it probably died a long time ago. Although it survived the birth of our son, Liam, a vacation to Cape Cod, and other major life interruptions, we’d had our moments where we kept it going by hook or by crook. A WordPress error delayed publishing one time, but with the article written I dated it appropriately and considered the streak intact since, technically, it was written and ready to go, and the fault of the delay wasn’t ours.
More recently, I even had to resort to publishing an unpolished article just to get that all-important time stamp, and that’s when I realised I just needed to succumb to the inevitable. That means continuing to publish as I can for the time being, then getting back on schedule once things with us level out.
You see, we bought a game store.
You read that right. Long-time readers might remember our friendly, local gaming store, Moonlite Comics, which supported many of our earlier contests and giveaways. Well, as of the first of July, we’re now the proud owners of the store. It’s been amazing already, being able to be a part of the community at that level. But it is also more work than I have ever had to do in my entire life. Though I’m loving every minute of it, it’s also demanded a ton of my time. Something had to give, and alas the streak was a casualty.
We love this site as much as ever and have absolutely no intention of stopping. We’ll be back with your regularly-scheduled programming very soon! In the meantime, I hope you’re enjoying lots of preconstructed Magic- and Magic in general.
Cheers and thanks!