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Kistaro Windrider, Reptillian Situation Assessor

Unfortunately, I Really Am That Nerdy

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So on Monday, in addition to my TV tuner card, the other order that arrived was bookshelves for the third floor. More bookshelves, that is- to cover the one wall that wasn't already covered with books.

The challenge, of course, is getting 70 pounds of wood up a narrow staircase with sharp turns at its small landings. Surprisingly, this wasn't too bad and we in fact took three of the five sets of bookcase kits (Some Assembly Required, of course) up the stairs without incident, then got tired.

My father opened a box to start assembling the shelves and discovered they were of the wrong wood. I, personally, am too aesthetically ignorant to care, but I do have to agree that the cherry was far too dark for the house when everything else was made of oak.

No, the really hard part is getting the bookcases down the stairs.

We've only done one set, and we're trying to figure out how to do the other two. In trying to do the first one, we didn't drop it or lose control, but I've strained my back, pulled something in my left shoulder, have my neck in pain, and my tendonitis has both wrists in agony right now; my back is actually much worse than I've let on to my parents. (I'm whining about it here, though.) My father only now decided that it's a good idea to buy the proper sort of gadget to safely haul that sort of thing on stairs- a standard two-wheeled cart (not too bad on stairs) with straps (the critical thing)- after I've hurt myself fairly badly.

With the proper tools, I'll be having to try again tomorrow evening- just before the TopCoder Open Round 2. Let's hope I don't hurt my wrists badly enough to impact my performance there... making it to round 3, or winning another room prize, would be nice. For that matter, it would be nice if my back, neck, shoulders, arms, etc. felt better by then...

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If any of the boxes still on the third floor are open, I would suggest carefully removing some of the pieces to carry down separately to reduce the weight, depending on if you can keep track of how to repack it at the bottom, or if you feel no remorse in forcing the people fom the store to do it.

stairs + heavy objects to be moved up or down them = no fun

Ouch, sounds like not much fun. I do hope you recover soon...

I actually posted what the new dual land does compared to the original one in the other comment, so look closely and let me know what you think. It's funny that people complain about it making elves too powerful when it will destroy mono green elves if anything in favor of green and white decks.

Now, for your question. I thought about running icy manipulators in your deck before, but it I chose not to for a reason. Yes, they are a very solid freeze card, and can stop at least one big attack per turn or even mess with Isochron Scepters. They are versatile and useful, but they are expensive and slow. Yes, they could help, but no, they are no replacement for Frantic Search (I'm sure it is banned from Extended only because of the extremely broken Sapphire Medallion). I fear your deck may not be competitive for extended, as most extended decks are combo decks, like insane Isochron Scepter/Orim's Chant decks that put my fun green/white deck to shame.

If you want to try it, then by all means go for it and let me know how it goes. The only real way to learn is to try; however, if you would like to play casually, then please use Frantic Search (perhaps I should put in my deck with Sapphire Medallions...). It's not like you abuse in that deck anyway(though the Gush and Brainstorm thing was kind of broken)...

BTW: what was your ninth edition rare?

Greater Good (2GG)
Sacrifice a creature: Draw cards equal to the sacrificed creature's power, then discard three cards.

You ought to just rest for a while. And good luck with round two.

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