"Wow," I told myself, "you really did blather on a lot about Yawgmoth's Bargain." "Yes," I admitted, "it is sort of the most iconic combo deck enchantment ever. I like enchantments, I'm a combo fanatic. Also, it's a card that has had some personal significance for me: it was the centerpiece of my best friend's deck at around the time that he really came into his own as a deckbuilder. So 17 years later, I still associate it with him. Also, I did kind of go on some tangents there at times..." "Yeah, you can be a pretty longwinded," I sneered (at myself). Defensively, I replied, "Well, I think I'm done. For now, anyway. These threads seem to have a formula. I give a little background about why I'm thinking of a particular card. I talk about it in abstract, give examples of where I've used it or seen others use it, sometimes someone else chimes in, and then I wrap things up by noting anything else about the card that I can think of." Without directly acknowledging my own response to myself, I asked myself, "Well, what card is next? Is it Necropotence?" "No," I decided, "that'd be too much." "Get it out of your system," I suggested. "You've been skirting around the issue. Really, it shouldn't be a big deal. I mean, if not Necropotence, then what?" I pondered that question. What answer could I give myself that would satisfy me? Perhaps, without meaning to, I'd started leading myself in the direction of a Necropotence thread. The whole endeavor was poisoned from the beginning: I'd started these threads out with Dark Ritual. Oh, I could try to distract from that, suddenly dive off into unexpected territory with a card like Scalpelexis or Abyssal Hunter. But along the way, I'd touched on cards that were linked to my own history with Necropotence: Arcane Denial in my blue/black Necro decks, Sliver Queen and my early attempts at five-color goodstuff that formed my introduction to the card, Lake of the Dead and my experiments with black mana ramp in Necro decks, Academy Rector, Yawgmoth's Bargain, it's all leading toward Necropotence. Oh, I could really stretch things. I could pick some other obscure card that I happened to use, once upon a time. But I already did that. No, I need something new. Something new? "Well," I repeated, "if not Necropotence, then what?" "Evolutionary Leap," I exclaimed. "From Magic Origins?" I was skeptical. "That was what? Two years ago?" "Yeah," I replied to myself, "It's even on the CPA frontpage. I wrote that amazing poem. 'Tangleroot is set to make an Evolutionary Leap.'" "For one thing, that poem was bad," I chided myself. "For another thing, you never actually built a Tangleroot/Leap deck. You've hardly even played with the card at all. This series is Magic Memories..." "Exactly," I interrupted myself somehow, "and not all of my memories are from 2000. Scalpelexis came out when you were in high school. Lots of Magic cards, literally the majority of Magic cards, came out since then. This doesn't have to be 'Magic Nostalgia Party.' This doesn't have to be 'I love 90's Magic.' Evolutionary Leap is cool and I wanna talk about it!"