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Post by tstorm823 » 3 months ago

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Convicted hitman, Jimmy 'Two-shoes' McLardy confessed today that he was once hired to beat a cow to death in a rice field using only two small porcelain figures. Police admit this may be the first known case of a knick-knack paddy-whack.
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Post by Hermes_ » 3 months ago

I'm blaming @cryogen for this
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Post by Crazy Monkey » 3 months ago

bobthefunny wrote:
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Crazy Monkey wrote:
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I am personally a bit overinvested in his books, and the superseries of Cosmere specifically, but this was entertaining due to some of the cross-series events that have been bleeding into his recent work.
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The short stories between books of the stormlight archive, and both events and chapter headings in rhythm of war have started fleshing out connections to the system/universe of the mistborn series(s) and warbreaker. The "because god(s)" portions of various books looks to me like it's going to cross-over with increasing frequency.
I was disappointed in the ending of the First Mistborn Series (haven't read the second one yet) as well as the ending of the Reckoners series. Especially the Reckoners.
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The first Reckoner's book sets up an interesting world that explores that people who gain great power are easily corruptible. It sets up an underdog resistance, and a protaganist needing to overcome his lack of (literal) power against the very personification of that power, and fuels his motivation with the loss of his father, and how that impacts him as an individual. By the third book, each and every one of those points is undermined, completely.
The first book of either series is fantastic though, which saddens me for the series. I like the Stormlight Archive so far, but again the first book was the best, though I really liked the section with the corruption of the Parshendi and the revelation of the Parshmen.

I rather really like the Evil Librarians series, but with only one book left to go, I can see a very easy path of "but, God" in it, the way things have been going. I also really like the Rithmatist as a standalone book, but afaik he hasn't continues that line yet.
I'm with you on the Reckoners series. A good read, but not much investment in the story. I kind of wish the more methodical portions of book 1 continued being highlighted.

The Mistborn series starts great, and falls into a very Sanderson-eque trope of unexpected consequences very quickly.
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The second series is only really connected by the shared magic system, because there's a timeskip from medieval to western, and the third (unwritten) series is supposed to be after another time skip to "future". This, in the context of the Avengers-type Cosmere superseries; where the different Gods/Magic systems may encounter each other, makes for a lot of fun theory-crafting.

Each magic system seems to operate on similar base-line fundamentals, so the possible applications and blends of them are nifty.
Rithmatist and Warbreaker were really good stand-alones.
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Post by toctheyounger » 3 months ago

Hermes_ wrote:
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I'm blaming @cryogen for this
Genuinely surprised to see Blind Seer errata'd as Phyrexian. That is Urza, isn't it?
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Post by Guardman » 3 months ago

toctheyounger wrote:
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Hermes_ wrote:
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I'm blaming @cryogen for this
Genuinely surprised to see Blind Seer errata'd as Phyrexian. That is Urza, isn't it?
Either the list isn't final (and needs proofreading) or this is fake as it also has cards like Mowu, Loyal Companion on it.

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Post by toctheyounger » 3 months ago

Guardman wrote:
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toctheyounger wrote:
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Hermes_ wrote:
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I'm blaming @cryogen for this
Genuinely surprised to see Blind Seer errata'd as Phyrexian. That is Urza, isn't it?
Either the list isn't final (and needs proofreading) or this is fake as it also has cards like Mowu, Loyal Companion on it.
Yeah I did wonder if it was a meme or something after having posted this. Clearly I'm not down with the youths of today enough to know a joke when I see one.
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Post by Hermes_ » 3 months ago

while the actual list posted is a joke, the actual change itself isn't
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Post by lyonhaert » 3 months ago

toctheyounger wrote:
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Guardman wrote:
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toctheyounger wrote:
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Genuinely surprised to see Blind Seer errata'd as Phyrexian. That is Urza, isn't it?
Either the list isn't final (and needs proofreading) or this is fake as it also has cards like Mowu, Loyal Companion on it.
Yeah I did wonder if it was a meme or something after having posted this. Clearly I'm not down with the youths of today enough to know a joke when I see one.
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Post by Hermes_ » 3 months ago

i'm still blaming @cryogen
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Post by materpillar » 3 months ago

I just got most of my highschool friends together to play Among Us. That game is super satisfying if you can scrounge together 8-10 chill friends to hang out with. I can see why it is so popular this year as opposed to when it came out.

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Post by cryogen » 3 months ago

Hermes_ wrote:
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i'm still blaming @cryogen
I'm not creative enough to be behind that account. It's all Cary.

I do want to jam all those cards together and make a tribal Phyrexian deck, just for the joke.
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Post by Hermes_ » 3 months ago

cryogen wrote:
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Hermes_ wrote:
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i'm still blaming @cryogen
I'm not creative enough to be behind that account. It's all Cary.

I do want to jam all those cards together and make a tribal Phyrexian deck, just for the joke.
i'm not blaming you for the account, i'm blaming you for the actual change to the creatures
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Post by Toshi » 2 months ago

A sigh of relief.

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NoNeedToBragoBoutIt wrote:
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A sigh of relief.
There is still 20 minutes to go. Don't jinx us!
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Post by Hermes_ » 2 months ago

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Post by toctheyounger » 2 months ago

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I have to admit, there's a delicious, sensuous and succulent irony in a giant orange man-child being masterfully trolled by a clearly intellectually superior actual child.

Not to stir the political melting pot of course, I don't have a horse in the race. Nonetheless, hopefully today marks the start of a more prosperous and less tumultuous time for all you frens over there in the states.
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Post by materpillar » 2 months ago

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This brings me more joy than I care to admit. I'm just very glad that today is passing uneventfully so far.

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Post by RxPhantom » 2 months ago

I will simply say that I am happy about today.
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Post by pokken » 2 months ago

My 5 year old daughter got to watch the first female VP sworn in today, which was really amazing :)

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Post by toctheyounger » 2 months ago

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My 5 year old daughter got to watch the first female VP sworn in today, which was really amazing :)
Definitely something to be proud of - I hope your daughter loved every minute of it. I know I'm very proud of everything my PM has achieved while raising a young daughter.
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Post by RxPhantom » 2 months ago

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My 5 year old daughter got to watch the first female VP sworn in today, which was really amazing :)
I hear you man. My 4 year old daughter was pretty squirmy through most of it, but I'm so glad I got to see it with her and my wife.
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Post by toctheyounger » 2 months ago

So in an entirely unsurprising turn of events, stock for Kaldheim's release will not reach Australia and New Zealand on time for pre-release and release day, there's an indeterminate delay. It's literally happened for every single release in the last year bar none, and further back again than that. I'm going to be just buying singles after my LGS gets its stock, but this still hurts for them - a lot of folk will just order online and do arena pre releases now.

I can totally understand companies struggling to keep it all together through a pandemic, but we're talking about a large company that's had this happen repeatedly and sequentially, it's not really good enough anymore. I love MtG and its lore, but damn the company that provides it can be really frustrating. Especially when we're probably one of very few countries in the world capable of actually having fully safe and open prereleases and in store events it makes you feel like they really don't care about their customers in this neck of the woods. That might not be the case, but good lord - 12 months to get something sorted and you're still not able to cobble something together? It's pretty woeful.
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Post by Hermes_ » 2 months ago

i love how this pic of Bernie with his hand made mittens has become the meme of the week

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Post by Guardman » 2 months ago

Bernie Sanders at the inauguration is my spirit animal. I feel everything about him there. Especially how he looks like he wants it to just be over. He's got better things to do today.

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