The Shack Blog

Words and things, mostly words.

New Tunes

Because last month was so expensive — thanks to the holidays and life in general — I didn’t really buy much music, except for the physical edition of The Project Hate MCMXCIX‘s most recent album, Death Ritual Covenant. According to a Facebook update from Lord K, I should be receiving my copy in the mail within the next […]

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Aeon’s End: Legacy

My friend and I have acquired Aeon’s End: Legacy, and managed to get through the first 2 chapters this evening. As huge fans of the original Aeon’s End, this new campaign-based product has been really enjoyable. We found the first 2 nemeses fairly easily, albeit with a few tense moments. The process of building up […]

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More Hand Bullshit

This ongoing issue with my hands has been quite the frustration; for the past 6 months, I’ve been diligently trying every regimen my doctor and I have been able to come up with, and results have been sorely lacking. I finally caught a break, and got a chance to see my dermatologist 9.5 months early, […]

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Upcoming UFC Event Start Times

I am still somewhat in shock after noticing an announcement regarding the start times for the next few UFC Fight Night events. It looks like the main cards will begin a lot earlier than has previously been the case, which is excellent as my chief complaint about following the UFC product has been the excessive […]

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As Expected

I expected Fedor to lose to Ryan Bader, but a 30-second KO wasn’t exactly how I saw things playing out. I figured we’d at least get a minute of action, not Bader starching The Last Russian Emperor with his first punch thrown… I wrote up some Fight Notes for Bellator 214 (link), and will eventually get around […]

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New Panopticon Music

I got a pleasant surprise in my inbox this afternoon, as Panopticon dropped a 2-song EP called The Crescendo Of Dusk (link). After releasing a double-album in 2018, I figured it would be a while before we got more material from Panopticon, but I am quite happy to be wrong. I’m most likely going to write a review […]

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Ravnica Allegiance Draft

Our release draft for Ravnica Allegiance went pretty well. I ended up drafting a lot of cards I’ll be adding to my various Commander decks, and I had a lot of fun in my matches. I went 1-2, but had some really competitive games despite drafting what I would consider to be a terrible deck for […]

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Bellator 214

I completely forgot about Bellator 214 this week, until I saw people on my Twitter feed talking about Fedor. I don’t keep Bellator events in my calendar like I do with UFC shows, so I almost let this one slip by. Fedor losing to Ryan Bader is not something I really want to see happen, but […]

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Early Ravnica Allegiance Thoughts

I’ve been playing around with some cards from the forthcoming new Magic: The Gathering set, Ravnica Allegiance, and the results have been interesting. I really like the new in , I’d lament the fact the latter’s casting cost is a lot more ‘fair’ since it requires 4 coloured mana, but I do like the fact it’s a […]

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Throwback Shows

I just got a notification that Static-X and DevilDriver are touring through Ottawa, with Dope in tow. I’m not 100% certain I’m going to this show, but the odds are pretty good; I’d like to know who is handling the vocals and second guitar for Static-X — it definitely isn’t Wayne Static. I’m curious to hear […]

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