Chant of the EDH early game (via mtg-talk)
"Snow covered island, sol ring, mind stone, sensei’s top, pass"- the guy who went last
this seems like something i would do. idk why
in azami, there is a turn 4 win thats very hard to interrupt. my only problem is that it can only be accomplished in the american ban list for pods.
turn 1: island, sol ring, coldsteel heart
turn 2: island, cast azami. eoot, draw a card.
turn 3: island, cast mind over matter. eoot, draw until you have laboratory maniac and enough counter magic to make it hit.
turn 4: cast laboratory maniac and cover it with enough counter magic, draw out your deck and win.
this is how my last game should have ended last night. but it wasnt. and im kicking myself in the teeth for it.
ok a bit of a rant again. this time, its about no one in particular.
last night i managed to talk my fiancee into letting me go to a card shop and playing in what was probably be the largest edh pod tournament on the southern coast of the us. almost 100 people in 4 man pods. $10 entry fee. 2nd-4th place got a card altered, 1st place got a commanders arsenal. pretty big deal. the shop was awesome. ive been going there since they opened. theyre really good people and courteous to their customers.i traded in some cards from my fiances edh deck, she said it was ok, and started testing with some of the guys from my old lgs. i started to realize that my deck was wanting to fail on me. i said screw it and played any way. my first game was against a maelstrom wanderer, elfball omnath, and a zur the pillowfort enchanter. i was playing azami and barely garnered any attention. i was thinking that i would be able to sit back and combo out. i ended up politicking the maelstrom wanderer to death and somehow allowing the omnath player to combo out. i actually forced the player to do his entire combo because i was hoping the game would time out and we could all get points. he ended up killing the zur player and myself. the second game was between the same maelstrom wanderer, a second maelstrom wanderer, and an oona, hot chick that had just started playing. the entire game was dictated by my control and an avatar of woe with lightning greaves on and the fact that every time the maelstrom player from the first game played a creature, we had the girl blow it up. he strated getting more and more butthurt with every turn. by somewhere around turn ten, he had tabled his hand and said “fuck this, im not going to play.” our game ended up going to turns and he was still playing his turns. he attempted to cast a time warp and i looked at him and said “dont hate me” as i exiled a blue card from my hand and misdirected it at me. that was the last straw. he returned all the permanents that he had stolen during the game and started picking up his cards. to get the points i took someone elses creature and turned enough power sideways to kill him before he left the table. i proceeded to combo out and win the pod on my next turn.
i said all of that to explain the next set of events plus what happened in the first two games. the second maelstrom wanderer player said, “if you hadnt combo’d out, i would have won on my next turn.” that statement and what the other wanderer player did really bug the fuck out of me. for one thing, its a game. a game we all love to play and enjoy winning, but a game nonetheless. if you couldnt beat someone, the so be it. they were faster than you. you didnt draw the right cards. you misplayed a spell. you. did. not. win. thats where that should stop.
edh is a political game. if you can talk one opponent into attacking another opponent, youve saved yourself at least one turn of pain. dont get butthurt because you were a threat to someone and they decided to talk the player that could handle you into taking you out. its part of the game. you dont have to act like a 5 year old and throw your cards on the table. im pretty sure you were my age and had enough decorum to understand how a public setting works.
neither of these guys had class about losing the game. it pisses me off to see someone get butthurt when they lose a game just as much as it makes me mad when the winner rubs it in your face instead of thanking you for the game.
You can’t teach the bad out of bad people…
This is dumb
It’s not that fucking complicated. You shouldn’t fucking rape people. All of that is irrelevant. Yeah, teach children not to play with fire because it’s dangerous and also YOU CANNOT TEACH FIRE. However, you can teach people to not violate other people sexually. You can teach people to respect others’ boundaries when it comes to sex. We shouldn’t have to teach people to protect themselves against rape when people shouldn’t fucking rape to begin with.
To be fair a few of the analogies were terrible, but how about this:
- Don’t teach people to get security systems for their homes, teach thieves not to steal.
- Don’t teach people to wear seat-belts, teach people to drive better.
- Don’t teach kids not to walk by themselves with strangers, teach pedophiles not to prey on children.
- Don’t teach people to protect themselves, teach murderers not to kill.
The point being that “teaching men not to rape” is stupid on multiple levels, the main level being that teaching men not to rape, which is already something that is embedded in (each word is a link) us from birth, is not going to stop rape from happening. Obviously, people don’t commit crimes because they didn’t know it was wrong before they did it. And, contrary to the popular beleif perpetuated by the rape culture hysteria, reported rapes are actually at a 20-year low.
Ask yourself this: When the fuck was the last time you saw a convicted rapist say: “I wouldn’t have raped her if I knew rape was wrong! It’s society’s fault, not mine!” I cringed typing every word of that quote because of the sheer amount stupidity in it, but this is the argument you are making when you say men should be “taught” not to rape. That (1.) men apparently didn’t know that the act was heinous before they did it, and (2.) that rape is a male-only crime.
TO PROTECT THEMSELVES
Nothing. There is nothing wrong with it. I don’t know why these women are so vehemently against it.
It’s not “teaching women not to get raped”, it’s teaching PEOPLE to be aware of their surroundings, to understand that not everyone has the best intentions, and that being in a position to defend yourself is a lot better than living in an indignant misinformed bubble where you believe that self-defence classes are “problematic” and nobody should look out for their own security.
Granted, in a perfect world nobody SHOULD have to protect themselves, but then it would be just that—a perfect world. That’s not the world we live in, in fact we live in a very imperfect world, so we might as well adapt and learn something that is beneficial to our safety and survival.
holy shit! there are intelligent people on tumblr!
i wish puberty took you to a customize your character screen
do you realize how many people would be dragons
This is what my husband and I purchased at the grocery store the other day.
We don’t have kids.
We are adults. We pay bills.
And drink water from a whale.
i miss this thing
Im about done with people. when your youngest daughter is taking care of every child in the house, cleaning up after every child in the house, and cooks for about 15 people a night but your oldest daughter cant take care of her own fucking kids because she’s too tired from working. i call serious bullshit. youre too fucking conceited and too much of a fucking control freak to understand any of this. your wife is so dependent on you that shes killing herself on the inside and she wont give up on anything. shes too fucking good for you and she knows it. youre a lazy piece of shit and you want everything given to you and given to you for free. you want everything for nothing. youre pathetic and i hope im there when your son in law breaks your teeth in. honestly, the only reason i havent said anything back to you yet is because theyre still in that house and im not going to jeopardize theyre well being just to shut you down. fuck you, you sorry piece of fucking shit. i hope your death is painful and quiet.
theres a problem here. liberatarians dont want anarchy, which is what this asshat is talking about. liberatarians want a smaller government with less interactions in every day life. a government that doesnt make decisions for the people because it knows better. liberatarians dont want everything given to them. they want to make decisions for themselves.
if you think that liberatarians want shit handed to them like babies from a government that knows more than we do, you arent part of the problem, you ARE the problem.
A brilliant metaphor
Congratulations, you all are twelve!
Being a man is like being a dog. We are expected to be strong and loyal to earn our keep. Women are like cats. They aren’t really expected to do anything. If they choose to be productive, cool, but no one requires them to do anything.
Dogs are seen as violent and stupid while cats are smart and elegant. When they get into a fight, the dog is always seen as the aggressor, even though cats can absolutely be violent and irrational. Doesn’t matter if the cat started it or not, cause in the end, the dog will be punished and the cat will be cuddled.
Dogs are expected to do the dangerous jobs like herding and police work. Cats, at most, are expected to be cute and nap.
People automatically assume that dogs are dangerous, but have no problem going up to pet a strange cat. Dogs are more likely to be put down for attacking a person than a cat. As in more likely to be punished for the same crime.
Don’t make stupid comparisons about people if you aren’t ready to have them thrown right back in your face.
^Now THAT’S a brilliant metaphor.
After June’s $70 billion budget surplus, you’d think that the right would be ecstatic that the deficit has been reduced so much.
YOU WOULD THINK. From the article: “the CBO says the entire deficit for 2014 will “only” be $492 billion. That’s down from the over the $1.4 trillion deficit Bush left when Obama took office in 2009.”
I think it’s time for us to collectively admit that Obama could reduce the deficit by two thirds, set new record highs for the Dow and the S&P, and facilitate 52 straight months of job growth (to the tune of nearly 10 million private-sector jobs) and Republicans STILL wouldn’t be happy.
And we know that, because he did all of those things, and they still aren’t happy.
Sure, he left a huge debt. We also still had out AAA credit rating. We were also on the way out of Afghanistan and the other desert areas from combat.
We now have a 9+ trillion deficit and barely an A credit. We’ve now gone back into Afghanistan for combat.
This is what your imperialistic president has done.
Call him single