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  • posted a message on Wizards cuts ties with artist Terese Nielsen
    Man, lots of people showing their true colors now. People against Wizards cutting their ties with her are either people who share the same harmful views that she apparently has, or simply aren't equipped with the emotional intelligence to scrutinize their faves, and subsequently can't handle their faves being scrutinized by anyone else and receiving consequences to match what has been discovered. It's a very childish POV that runs rampant in daily life.

    They throw out words (in quotations, much like our current clown in office) that they give so much power to that it completely blocks them from having an actual discourse about actual problems. "cancel culture" "the extreme leftists" "outrage culture." No one even says those things lol, except for the people who say them as a blanket statement to cover up any capability for intelligent examination of the subjects at hand.

    Most importantly, her PUBLIC views were ones that agreed with and supported anti-semitic, transphobic, and white supremacist rhetoric. The keyword here is public. Because that's what someone like her is, a leader who has influence. When that influence is used, directly or not, to spread harmful views, the absolute least her employer could do is to end their partnership. And yes, those views, (which no one is arguing that she cannot have, but of course that's what people want to cry about) are harmful. They endanger the lives of people across many different communities. Termination is what she deserves.

    It's a no-brainer, (but that explains a lot about... nevermind) if the views and actions of an employee don't match those that the employer embraces and encourages, it's over. The same would happen if Thassa forbid, Wizards was pro-homophobia, pro-racist, pro-white supremacist. They would ax anyone who believes in equality.

    It is extremely disappointing that this is the truth, she's my all-time favorite artist for MTG. I have piles of signed cards and art on my walls by her. And I've come to terms with the meaning that those items hold with me are not diminished by this. But I cannot further support her in any fashion until this truth is proven changed.

    I applaud wizards for taking a stand against the dangerous rhetoric that she supported. Even now, there are people all over twitter and other social media who are defending the "right" to hate other communities or the "right" to treat others as second-class, who stand in solidarity with antisemitism. There are people defending Noah Bradley, perpetuating the culture of harrassment by men and men in power. It's cringeyyy. And they are OUTRAGED that she was fired, outraged Noah was fired, much like people here are outraged. Who exactly is "outrage culture" about again?

    But thankfully, those people, and these people here, are the vocal minority. With every decision of wizards to take their worlds and game more progressive and inclusive, there are floods of support and love for them. Amidst that flood is the vocal minority who are stepping out of the stream to shout at the wind in defense of backwards and harmful views. And guess what direction Wizards and the game is still continuing in? And these hateful individuals continue to give their money to anyway? Wink
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on [JMP] Elf theme— GameOn_AUS previews
    I know he's giving his Elf friends some Allosaur steeds but I like thinking about them turning into Allosaurs instead and CRATERHOOF wtff
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Palladium Myr reprint— Sjow preview
    Just what the new kraken needs.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Celestial Executioner— Hobbyconsolas preview
    Quote from Jiyor »
    With just the name, I expected an angel with some sort of big executioner's sword and I'm disappointed.

    While I agree with you, ejecutora means (female) executor, executioner in Spanish is verdugo/a, which should only be in black cards if you ask me.

    White does have executions too. Usually to tapped creatures. The problem is this doesn’t kill anything

    Well because she's an Executor, not an Executioner. (If the translation is correct).

    I agree wasted name and art Frown
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mothership 6/8 - barsi and 3 other cards
    While I was originally put off by his armour not being 'Egyptian' enough, it's not by any means a dealbreaker. I think he'll be a great fit for a visitor to Tarkir.

    At least his armor is very clearly Oketra inspired. That's cool.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Indulging Patrician— Wyatt Darby preview
    Patricia looks good. More annoying cards for annoying B/W decks ahhhhh.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [M21] Fungal Rebirth - DEATHSIE
    This isn't in any way a version of Eternal Witness any more than Cancel is a version of Counterspell.

    Anyway, nice card. Has some good interactions because of the token making. Not sure what the standard meta is, but I can see some combos in the making in EDH.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Maro's Core 2021 Teaser
    Weatherlight looks huge behind him.

    Or is it Predator, Flagship?
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [C20] Full decklists (Ruthless regiment is up) (all decks revealed)
    Man I really hope Akroma gets reprinted in her original art and flavor text in the modern border. Or at least the duel deck version in non foil.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Christian Hauck spoiler - Drannith magistrate
    This is not getting banned, lol.

    Great ability. But it's on a vanilla 1/3. Relax
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Statement on Spacegodzilla
    I've already heard many an idiot making Karona jokes because of the pandemic, so I'm alright with this change.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on [IKO] Ikoria spoiler season begins on the Magic Twitch stream
    why isn't the Mothra card legendary :'( Want her to be my commander for forever.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on New Ikoria Image with links
    Godzilla vibes on the sea creature.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Mark Rosewater's Ikoria Teaser
    I hope there are angels on the plane but something tells me no...

    And four of those creature types sound like they have blue and are sea-faring. I hope there are Leviathans! But seems to be leaning more wacky as far as typing goes.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Ikoria Spoiler Season
    The average person sure doesn't understand the network of individuals it takes to make things happen, online or otherwise. And just because people are working from home does not mean they aren't still stressed out or affected by the pandemic.

    Highly idiotic to suggest that anyone just work to make YOU happy. Smh.

    Yes, you shouldn't want people to work at this time. Period.

    ps - ESPECIALLY in Seattle.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
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