Samite Belcher






Ready or Not..

Many of you may be wondering what happened to me last year?

Why I seemed to suddenly give up the game.

And some others know all too well what was happening in my life around that time but maybe don't fully understand it.

So I thought I'd try and fill you all in, and perhaps, give you an explanation as to why I disappeared, only to reappeared a couple of weeks ago.

About a year ago, I started to get bored playing Magic, even after talking to people and trying my best to have fun I just couldn't get the feel for it. I had a lot of personal things going horridly wrong and my work life was as interesting as watching paint dry.

So about the time of Apocalypse I decided to stop, I didn't know what I was going to do and in fact stuck all my cards online in an Auction (and sold them too, but that's another story). Through it all I remained in contact with Stuart and tried as best I could to explain what was going on, I hoped he wouldn't think I was dropping him in it, and even tried to convince him to sort out the site.

What with moves to Spain on/off etc I was starting to feel that people were taking me for a mug and needed to get something's into perspective.


So after much thought I decided to move closer to work and concentrate on things one at a time. Anyway things never go quite the way you plan them, and I ended up back in good old Eastbourne, only in a better position than before.


My job is better, as is the pay, but best of all a lot of things in my life have come into focus, for instance if you know me you would have noticed that before I was on a constant clock and would look at my watch all night and fidget. Now I hope I have slowed down a little and can take things a little slower, and maybe enjoy them!


Anyway what's this to do with the club?


Well much and little, I will be playing again at the club from time to time but nothing set in stone, it is a game after all. And I may have some input into the website (like this and some other things) but updates twice a day are a thing of the past as I neither have the time, nor the interest in crawling over 20-30 sites a day for interesting news articles.
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As for Magic itself. Hmmm I will play but don't expect me to have a deck worth hundreds, you're more likely to find me with Elves and Forests that 10 pound rares.


But one thing is certain, Finally I find that the game is fun again, and that is after all what we all play for, isn't it? Have fun and maybe even see you Thursday?

Shane@mtg-elemental.co.uk

We do now, what must be done now.