Illustration: Iwai Harusaki

So the incident I have been fearing ever since I started school has arrived: when a large school project coincides with overtime season at the office. All blogging operations are suspended.

In the meantime, here’s something for you to puzzle over. Can you guess who my favorite Magic card girl is? Here are three hints:

1. She’s a green creature.

2. She’s old-school.

3. Just because I like lolis in my anime and games does not mean that I prefer real life or realistically drawn women that way.

See you in summer, hopefully earlier. I have to go to work now.

21 Responses to “Suspended”

  1. jbrennan says:

    I find it interesting that this post comes immediately after the one labeled “Induce Despair”.

    Good luck with your work.

  2. Asura Rising says:

    Let me guess…
    Verduran Enchantress?

  3. Billy says:

    elvish ranger. no doubt.

  4. Daniel says:

    Elvish Ranger?

  5. Sixten says:

    @Asura: Wow, that’s much more old-school than I was thinking; I simply meant “originally printed with the old card face” when I said “old-school”. Kev Brockschmidt’s picture is nice, and Rob Alexander’s update is better. But Verduran Enchantress is not anywhere near the top of my ranking.

    @Billy, Daniel: Closer. Elvish Ranger is about the level of old-school that I was looking for. Terese Nielsen’s Elvish Ranger is smoking hot and is surely on my list of favorites, but actually loses points for being too blatantly sexy. The Tony DiTerlizzi Ranger is better, but still not my #1.

    I don’t know if this is a hint or a distraction, but Rebecca Guay’s Angelic Page wins the second place award.

  6. Geroshabu says:

    Was she Yavimaya Enchantress?
    or maybe Eternal Witness?

  7. KimikoMuffin says:

    Aww! Well, I hope you get your free time back soon!

  8. jbrennan says:


  9. YukiSilvermaine says:

    Kaysa? Elvish Spirit Guide maybe?

  10. Asura Rising says:

    I want to answer Kaysa too, but since Jbrennan is already answering that my second guess would be priest of titania

  11. khôi says:

    I say Argothian Enchantress! Because she’s my fav!

  12. Sixten says:

    @KimikoMuffin: Thanks. I don’t have classes in summer, so the torment will end in June at the very latest.

    @Geroshabu: Yavimaya Enchantress isn’t even on my radar. I like Eternal Witness for her art (also by Terese Nielsen) and her power, but she isn’t old-school enough (Mirrodin already had the new card face).

    @jbrennan, Asura: Kaysa is very close – no less than #4 on my list. If there was a consolation prize, you would get it. Priest of Titania is powerful, and I love Rebecca Guay’s art always, but the art on Priest isn’t one of my favorites.

    @khoi: Argothian Enchantress is both powerful and old-school, but isn’t on my list for some reason.

    @YukiSilvermaine: And we have a winner! Yes, it’s Elvish Spirit Guide. Julie Baroh’s illustration has such a pure and sweet feeling. She may be an Elf, but she looks more fairylike than any Faerie and more angelic than any Angel.

    You’ll get a prize in summer.

  13. jbrennan says:

    @Sixten: Aww, damn, so close.

    We’ll be counting the upkeeps ’til the last time counter is removed from your blog. Good luck with the work.

  14. @Sixten: Wait a second, that spirit isn’t an ape. What gives?!

  15. Sixten says:

    @Thunder Chicken: What does being an ape have to do with anything? I don’t know if creature type is the issue here, but she’s officially “Creature – Elf Spirit” after the latest errata.

  16. YukiSilvermaine says:

    We’ll just have to wait until you get out of the time rift then.

  17. You have made the right decision.

  18. Asura Rising says:

    You should do something like this more often. I enjoy these kind of games.

  19. @Sixten:
    It’s a reference to Simian Spirit Guide, the timeshifted version of the Elvish one. I’ve never played with the Elvish one. 😡

  20. Sixten says:

    @Asura: This is only the second or third time I’ve had a game like this. I seldom do this sort of thing because I need prizes to give out to the winners, and making prizes takes time.

    @Thunder Chicken: Of course. I should have known. I’ll take my butterfly-winged elf over a burnt-hair gorilla any day though.

  21. LK99 says:

    Huh? Why is she an elf now?
    Just because she guides elf doesn’t make her an elf. It’s like expected blind dog guides to be blind….

Leave a Reply