I don't account race when judging bronies or similar people on the internet.
I misread "bronies" as "brownies," which made the post far more entertaining. =(
Originally Posted by Darato
So some stranger came up to me today at the mall, and asked if I was gay or bi and if I was if I wanted to go mess around.
That's extremely creepy.
I was actually going to make cursory mention of you needing one of those proverbial sticks with which to beat admirers off, but then realized that suggesting you beat that creepy person off would not give the meaning I wanted it to.
1951-2014 "What's it gonna be? I don't know. But maybe along the way, you take my hand, tell a few jokes, and have some fun. C'mon, pal. You're not afraid, are ya?"
Great interview. The Empyrean is a seriously good album, and I love hearing his insights into his work. Especially with that album, because like he said, it's exploring all of this sort of metaphysical stuff, which is pretty difficult to grasp in your head, but easy to feel in the music. At least that's how it is for me.
But yeah, he has some really fantastic opinions of how people are sort of, I dunno, mistreating music. I'm not a musician or anything, but I still understand and can get behind everything he says (well, except for this other interview of his I watched from '94 or something, where he was totally strung-out and basically saying everybody should do heroin).
Totally agreed, The Empyrean definitely makes the top 5 favourite albums list for me. Yeah his views are truly fascinating, have you red the rare blog entries he put on Johnfrusciante.com around when that album was being released? I found them to be really interesting, even though I am not a musician and a lot of it was targeted at them.
Also haha yeah that interview, which was made by a dutch channel if I recall correctly, he was in a really sub-human state. It's funny that even in that state he managed to make beautiful music. Even his 2nd solo album which he has admitted he put out for drug money has some real gems in it, despite being generally ****ed up. It is actually another thing I found interesting about this man; the quick rise to fame, the fall to drugs and near self-destruction, his glorious return, his second departure from the band... He has been where few have returned from, and he is not even ashamed or regretful of it. (Admittedly though, he does have a song called "Regret", but since it also contains the line "stay alone" it's probably about something else -- not that you can really be certain given his approach to lyric-writing).
Originally Posted by Mariya Shidou
This entire post is related to nerdy topics such as card games. I'm putting it in a spoiler to speed up your scrolling through, and so you can effectively participate in a "don't like, don't read" strategy.
Wow. I mean, this is kinda the norm, I guess -- I still get **** from people for being a nerd of various stripes (a lot of which I hide on here lately because some people are allowed to get away with being abusive preteen gobshites), but considering it's a guy whom the whole community would come to the support of, you'd think the woman would be a little more tactful.
That's... around where I started, when I was a wee lad. I pretty much just got some of whatever starter cards and had my *** whooped continuously by my brother. I liked that those ones didn't have reminder text for what Flying was, which Ninth Edition had. I quit around Invasion, then returned to the fold around Mirrodin... before quitting again because the tournament scene was pure havoc. Then I came back for Zendikar, meaning I have a good record of coming back into the game during blocks that screw up Standard.
so no lightning bolts. cool. :|
And while drafting is fun sometimes, it's kind of irritating that this would exclude people who were bad at it.
That imbalance is kind of ridiculous. I mean, the tournament scene is like that -- some kid with an event deck will get paired against a guy with some expensive Solar Flare (or whatever is popular) deck or some such.
For testing things out, I use Cockatrice. Which is basically the same as most of the old free MTG software. I also usually play with someone whom I know won't ragequit.
I think afterwards when she got a lot of hate she made another blog saying that her aim was to get traffic revenue and she got what she was looking for by posting that blog. What a *****. It actually upset me quite a bit and I don't think people should get away it. Also, isn't 80% of SPPF "abusive preteen gobshites" anyway? I never saw any reason to hide my 'nerdy' interest online, because I generally do not care what other e-people end up thinking of me, but that's just me.
Heh everyone quit around Mercadian Masks/Invasion it seems. I made a half-assed return during Lorwyn block, but yeah like you, I made my full return during Zendikar.
Yeah when the games basically becomes a "my deck cost more money than yours so I win" it gets really annoying. I'm actually really vocal about my hate of the Mythic Rare rarity, while somewhat cool, it has done so much in making the game unapproachable for budget players. God forbid the day a Mythic Rare becomes a tournament staple.
Cockatrice you say? Never heard/tried that. I tried OCTGN or something with a similar name and finding players on their irc chat, getting all the sets and generally all the effort required to play one game made it not worth it.
Originally Posted by SugarFreeJazz
Spoiler:- Geeky MTG stuff, for those interested:
That's disappointing. Paying isn't even the issue. If it functioned the same way as going to a local card store and buying cards and dueling friends, just online, that'd be awesome (of course there'd be more to it than that). This just seems like a money guzzler.
The deck has mostly Zendikar and M11/12 edition cards in it (including Goblin Chieftain). Goblin Chieftain also happens to be the most expensive card in the deck (mana wise), which is something I love about it. It's very cheap and (ideally) very effective. I threw in some Goblin Grenades and Burst Lightnings and instant spells of the sort to give me the edge in for lots of damage right off the bat.
I've also been meaning to make a red and white Goblin/Knight deck, but I never got around to it. I just don't have all the right cards to make it function the way I want it to.
As for how I'm going to test it out - well, I wasn't entirely truthful. My younger brother also plays Magic (we were introduced at the same time at a young age when my mom's colleagues taught us). The only problem with that is pretty soon I'll be living half way around the world from him for years at a time. Though to be fair, I won't have much time to play in the army anyway.
I love token spamming, but with the new Metalcraft stuff, it seems a new level of depth has been added to it. Recently i've seen a lot of Metalcraft decks, but only a few that I really like and fully utilize ability. I really like Metalcraft but I haven't gotten around to actually making use of it in a deck of my own yet. To be honest, I'm still stuck in the days of Invasion and Odyssey and Onslaught, etc. About two years ago was when I got back into Magic, but I still haven't reacquainted myself with all of the new terms, names, and strategies that have been introduced. I didn't really stop playing Magic on purpose, it's just I moved to a new city and didn't know where to go and who to talk to. Turns out there wasn't a big Magic community there anyway.
It can function that way if you want it to, there are bots that sell cards for event tickets (the game's currency) and you can make decent decks by spending a moderate amount on it. But yeah generally it is a money sink.
I don't know really, if money isn't an issue for you and you want to play MTG online, then MTGO is definitely the best way as the coding of the thing is actually good and it handles thing pretty well. Plus finding games (be it Standard, modern, legacy, block constructed, 2 headed giant, commander, anything goes, ...) is really easy. OH I FORGOT, with the game you also get a vast assortment of cards used in the Duel of the Planeswalker games, which includes stuff like Primeval Titan, Sword of War and Peace and Master of Etherium. The cards are gold bordered though and can be only used against other people using the planeswalker decks, and no one uses those outside the newbie room. ...Which is probably why I forgot they existed.
Either way, if you end up joining maybe we can exchange MTGO handles and have some casual games/trades every now and then?
Your goblin deck sounds better (definitely more focused) than mine. Mine has a land destruction subtheme as well and tends to fizzle too frequently. Haha my younger brothers plays as well but he's the kind of player that cares a little too much about winning so I don't play with him that often.
As for metalcraft, Galvanic Blast and Dispatch have been the strongest metalcraft cards so far I think. There was a pro deck called Tempered Steel (named after the key enchantment) that played a lot of cheap artifact creatures + glint hawks and swarmed the opponent with lightning fast starts. Dispatch was a key card in that deck.
Haha yeah when I came back so many things had changed that it confused me, I remember I had someone (interestingly, Swampy, a veteran sppf'er who hasn't shown his face for a while) explain to me how planeswalker worked lol.
The first two are good but the third one was so bad it wasn't even funny. Literally nothing happen for the first three quarters of the book, and then they randomly killed off all the good characters without any building, and barely any mention, to leave her with Gale, Peeta, that camerawomen and the guy who couldn't even talk. The ending was just diabolical. B|
First two were still goo though, but the third book really left a sour taste in my mouth.