Hey, why did he play that card anyway?
Greetings everybody! I know it's been awhile, more like 4 months awhile, but I promise I have a good reason for vanishing quicker than that last girlfriend/boyfriend you had after they accidentally stumbled across your Bible Black collection. Those reasons are so debilitating, in fact, I can't quite share them here, but just know while I haven't been blogging, I have been creating. I decided to take a detour from my usual articles and set on a new path of discovery: What are the best decks given different attributes/types. Currently I'm on Attributes, but intend to float towards Types. I'm doing this not only because you guys seem to enjoy my lists more than my How to Beat Popular Decks series (even though my popular deck series is what put me on the map), but also to give me an objective so I don't wind up brain-drained when it comes to topics. So far, I've created a Best Wind, Fire, and Dark decks article, so please check those out when you get a chance.
I'd also like to note, despite me resorting to Lists, I still want you to retain something while reading my articles, so I won't be machine gunning them like some of my recent competition, meaning I'll still take time till fill them with knowledge and my own weird brand of humor. You know, at first I was just going to talk about how much I haven't blogged and apologize by doing figurative Japanese bows till my back broke, but I think I just discovered something I want to talk about: Freakin' Lists. I know you guys love them, but I, with my background as a writer, hate them, and I'll explain to you why.
Top 10 Bests Lists, the Best List, The Top 10 Things-They-Don't-Want-You-To-Know-Whatever Lists, are the intellectual equivalent of learning science by watching a Marvel movie. They're quick, easy, awesome eye-candy, and might have some fact or two to add some belief in their suspension of disbelief, but they're all a magic trick. How many of you actually remember most of the facts you watched from a Top 10 list, whether on Youtube or from a website (like Hubpages)? If those with photographic memories put their hands down, the answer is probably low, like 1 or two facts per lists. The reason for this, from my experience, is lists feed the need for people to get knowledge like one getting their fix for a meal from McDonald's. Just as fast food isn't a healthy means to balance one's diet, Top Ten Lists (or Top 25, or 50 Random Facts) aren't an effective way to improve one's knowledge, because they don't give one the memory foundation to retain the information. Think about it.
Your memory isn't built upon facts you just acquire by reading, but interconnected relationships between information that connects to more information, that link stronger between knowledge and images. Top Ten Lists just throw facts at you without creating a foundation for that relationship, something built naturally when watching a documentary or reading a biographical or informational text. Basically, a bunch of random, blended facts about a single topic will not create the memory foundation you acquire watching something that continuously builds upon the knowledge it's already giving you.
But the worst thing about these lists is how easy they are to make. I could literally Google level 3 Yugioh Monsters and put together a lists of 10 of those, call them the best, and Whalah! I have a Top Ten list! This adds even greater problems when one considers how easy it is to steal Top Ten Lists. I remember a popular Youtuber I used to watch religiously who created top 50 lists, until he got in a beef with another Youtuber. Unfortunately, my guy ended up on the butt end of the butt kicking, because the other guy exposed him for stealing his lists from lesser known article publishers, and my guy didn't even bother to change the order of the lists! Needless to say, myself a writer with a strong, very strong allergic reaction to plagiarism, I unsubscribed from the guy, and even though he released an apology and has since listed the sources of his articles, I haven't watched a list from him since.
So, the moral of the story here, ladies and gents, is I haven't written a blog post for a long time and I'm sorry, and I think Top Lists are the intellectual equivalent of binge watching Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo while eating twelve bags of candy with a gallon of soda on the side. I'm only doing them now because I now have competition who caught on to the cotton-candy dreams Lists provide. Just know I will keep writing my How to Beat Popular Yugioh Decks series, and will continue to provide some insight into this children's card game with a hint of humor and wealth of knowledge. Peace Out, and Happy Hunting out there.