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  • posted a message on [[SCD]] Random Card of the Day (12/26) - War Tax
    Nope. A defensive card that costs mana to use won't ever make the cut anymore. I never have that much mana to spend on these things and it costs 3 mana each turn (9 per cycle) just to do what Propaganda does most of the time.
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  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    A few blocks down from the tattoo shop I work/learn at are a couple of really sweet restaurants. One is basically what I call an "Indigo Girls Diner" with a bunch of hippy ***** and ambiance that makes me feel guilty about being a guy and the other is a bar with Cajun food and the most amazing niche beer menu for what presents itself as a crappy dive bar. In between these two is this abandon storefront with all the windows covered in cardboard and a little sign that says "THIS IS NOT A JAPANESE RESTAURANT! You should slap the fool who told you those lies."

    I live in a city where restaurants say they are not: http://www.yelp.com/biz/tanuki-portland-2

    The reviews all talk about how you pay $X up front and get $X food of the chef's choice delivered to your table all while anime a Japanese porn is being shown. But really, how can you possibly survive as a restaurant in the real world if...Oh yeah, I don't live in the real world.

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  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Right. I doubt they will think much of the gifts one way or another but when I sat them down and explained how much I love Christmas and why I think they understood that I wasn't mad, just really disappointed because this is something I've been looking forward to for a while. Because I am the disciplinarian I think they are sort of numb to me reprimanding them, so I had to try a different tact.
    Me: Do you remember how excited you were when you tore off the paper and saw that we got you the now discontinued Jabba's Palace to put on your Rancor Pit you saved up for 4 months to get?
    Him: Yeah.
    Me: Well, I knew you were going to be so happy and excited too and I was really looking forward to it. Instead I woke up to your mom yelling at you to go back to bed. I didn't get to share that with you this year and it just sort of makes me sad.
    Him: Oh...

    I think he got it - that it was supposed to be a shared experience - but I don't think he gets that I don't get that many "good guy" moments with him. Of course my youngest is a sociopath. The kid is stone cold, but I attribute that to him being 5. His reply was, "Well, when you buy me the Death Star next year I'll wake you up first."

    .......and of course typing this out slows down the thought process enough for me to feel like an ******** for being upset at all. It's pretty easy to see that it doesn't/didn't matter at all and that it was just my own selfishness that made me disappointed. But still.
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  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from TheEndIsNear »
    TBH: I don't get what the kids did that annoyed you?

    -Not waiting?
    -Making a mess?
    -Leaving the presents on the ground? (My mom would have been pissed, this is ground for losing those gifts.)
    -Leaving the clothes and taking the toys?

    Not waiting. The mess was fine, whatever. But when you simplify Christmas in order to make it about the family doing things together, it's nice when the focal activity of their day is done with the family. I spent a lot of money on stuff for them (apparently not a lot compared to anyone else we know, but for me it was definitely a sacrifice) and the only thing I selfishly wanted was to see the look of joy and excitement on their faces when they opened the 1 present they got from us. This is also the last year for Santa so I wanted to see them open the modest gifts from Santa so we could talk about how I asked Santa to let us get them the big thing they wanted this year (My kids have already asked why Santa likes rich kids more than poor kids).

    When it comes down to it, I am a bit selfish and I wanted to share that last time when Santa is real and the only time of the year where we buy them nice stuff. It's not that they are deprived in any way at all, but we really promote austerity and investing in toys that last. Today was the annual splurge.
    I'm rambling.
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  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    That was awful. I think I liked it though.
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  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    Quote from cryogen »
    This is crap. I've had VH1 Classic on the the last few hours and I'm seeing the same repeats of stupid Xmas songs AND NOT ONCE HAVE THEY PLAYED CHRISTMAS IN HOLLIS.
    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/OR07r0ZMFb8" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/OR07r0ZMFb8" width="425" height="350" movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/OR07r0ZMFb8" wmode="transparent"/>
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  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    I came downstairs at 3:45 to get antacids and discovered that my kids had opened every single present under the tree except the 2 that were for me and my wife. The attached picture is why I am furious right now.
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  • posted a message on [Offtopic] Community Thread
    After putting my cat down last Saturday it took exactly 3 days for my wife to replace her. We picked up this little girl cat from the Humane Society a few hours ago and right now the kids are fighting over what to name her. My 7 year old wants Toothless since she's a black cat. My 5 year old thinks Steven is the best name for her. 5yo and I will get vetoed, but I think it's a great name.
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  • posted a message on [300][Type4] Tev's Cube
    Quote from Tev »
    That's fantastic news.

    Though I think that AEtherling is way too good. But hey, finding cards that are "too good" can be part of the fun. You find out what your group will tolerate.
    I thought Aetherling would be a bit too good too, but in 2 games he was the only card that dealt damage to people. The fact that Flowstone Overseer and Azorius Guildmage were out just made it a lot less amazing. It might have been that we had the perfect answers for it, but it spent most of the time in exile not doing anything.

    Because of how we used the stack Azorius Guildmage was way too good, so she is already on the watch list.
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  • posted a message on Mass Land Destruction is Always Okay
    Quote from Ilnez »
    MLD feels cheap. It feels like a "You can't build a better deck than me or with more synergy so you shove a bunch of land destruction in to slow me down enough for your *****ty deck to do its thing."

    I really really feel like LD is a cheap way to win. I'd much rather someone go infinite and win in one turn than have to play out ten to fifteen gruesome turns where only one player can play. That's not the nature of what's supposed to be a fun game mode.

    I hate Daretti so much.

    _______ feels cheap. It feels like a "You can't build a better deck than me or with more synergy so you shove a bunch of _______ in to slow me down enough for your *****ty deck to do its thing."

    I really really feel like _______ is a cheap way to win.

    You know this exactly how everyone feels towards the defensive strategies they lose to, right?
    "_______" is counter magic. "_______" is ramp. "_______" is Deadeye Navigator.
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