I’ve been reading Magic: the Gathering’s stories on their website. Some are less than stellar but the Innistrad series is pretty good. The last Innistrad story was definitely intriguing.
Also, they’re releasing a Lord of the Rings set – very cool.
I recently tried out NYXL strings and the bright tone was both rich and long-lasting. They’re a bit more expensive but the tone has great harmonic overtones – sold in a few different gauges.