How the Progression Series Changed YuGiOh Forever
When Alex Cimo created the YuGiOh Progression Series along with his co-host Gage, he never could’ve known how it would change the trading card game he so loves.
Scenes from Richmil Ranch, Colorado
Richmil Ranch, Arapahoe County, Colorado, near Byers and Deer Trail, May 2015. Photos taken by Amelia Desertsong.
7 Inspiring Substack Newsletters Worth Reading
When I first launched my website The Phoenix Desertsong, it was intended to become a compendium of curious essays and reflections. It’s actually become much more than that, a launching pad for anything I feel is worthy of putting out into the world. But, when I learned of Substack through watching a YouTube video featuring […]
Is Beedrill Good? (Part III: Mega Beedrill)
When we last left off with our “Is It Good” series with Beedrill, Generation 4 had been kind to our bee friend. Splitting moves into physical and special actually helped Beedrill more than it hurt, giving it new options for those competitive players who wanted to use it on their team. Sure, there were better […]
How Skrelv, Defector Mite is a Sneaky Good Commander in Magic the Gathering
Skrelv, Defector Mite is a one-mana Legendary Creature card from the Phyrexia: All Will Be One set of Magic: The Gathering. This unassuming Phyrexian Mite shouldn’t be underestimated, however. It has Toxic, one of the key mechanics from the All Will Be One set, which delivers poison counters much like Infect from the Scars of […]
The Best Pokemon Blogs and Forums
Here is the list of the Best Pokemon Blogs and Forums I’ve found as of September 30, 2022.
Scenes from the Busiel-Seeburg Mill (Photos)
Busiel-Seeburg Mill, Laconia, New Hampshire, November 7th, 2023. Photos taken by Amelia Desertsong.
In Anticipation of Baseball Season
Ah, the sweet fragrance of freshly cut grass, the sound of leather gloves being broken in, the crack of a bat against a pitched ball. These are the sensory delights that signal the arrival of spring training, the lead-in to a new baseball season. As the first buds of spring bloom, the hearts of fans […]
Scenes from the Fairbanks Museum
In early February, on a cloudy, chilly Monday, Thomas and I made our way through the winding roads of Vermont to visit the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury.
Is It Possible to Live on Art Alone?
You don’t have to be a traditional artist to live on your art. As long as you are building something, whether it’s physical or abstract, that can improve the lives of yourself and others, you are an artist.