192884403 wrote:surely one can't say complex conditional passive language is bad grammar ?
I'm enjoying the writing, but Shandalar isn't really as familiar a plane to most people as Innistrad was last week. Afaik, we don't have sufficient background to fully enjoy this scene. It isn't remotely clear to me why we should care about the outcome of this clash, considering that the gorgon won't get the eyes of a righteous man regardless of the outcome, and we know it, and we know that Sentos knows it, which makes his behavior not just spiteful, but irrationally so. Additionally, we have no comprehension of the consequences of this event, which is really where the tension should come from when two bad guys fight.Enjoyable prose, decent dialogue, but as with many, many short stories out there, not remotely enough exposition.
Actually the main reason I liked this one better than last weeks was the change in settings. Innistrad was cool and all, but reading about it again and again got tedious for me.
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191752181 wrote:All I'm saying is, I don't really see how she goes around petrifying swords and boots and especially mirrors. How the heck does she beat a Panoptic Mirror? It makes no sense for artifacts either. Or enchantments, for that matter. "Well, you see, Jimmy cast this spell to flood the mountain, but then the gorgon just looked at the water really hard and it went away."
I'm still curious where Sorin was during Avacyn Restored. He was the focus for Dark Ascension, and didn't show up at all in AVR. He has two flavor text quotes (Barter in Blood and Bloodflow Connoisseur, neither of which actually involves Avacyn Restored story) but other than that has made no appearance.I'd like to know what happened when he finally met up with Avacyn, especially since that was what Dark Ascension seemed to be building up to.
The plane is described as "vast." Oh, and it's been a few millenia since the game. Do you think a few things may have changed in that time, or that perhaps this is a side of Shandalar that we hadn't seen before?