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  • posted a message on Karn's Temporal Sundering .:. Card of the Day on the Mothership
    It bothers me that the stripes in the art are of different thickness.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on From the Vault: Combo Pieces
    Quote from JinxedIdol »
    This is a great FTV idea. Somehow I imagine it to have 20 cards, with both combo pieces in the box. (Maybe some 3 card combos also)
    Channel - Fireball
    Saheeli Rai - Felidar Guardian
    Deciever Exarch - Splinter twin

    Bonus points if the new art matches the combo. It would be great if Splinter twin art depicts an Deciever Exarch; or Channel - Fireball a diptych of A wizard channeling life into mana and then in the next frame turning it into a fireball. Or Animate dead depicting a Worldgorger Dragon


    I think your art idea is fantastic. Similar to panoramic lands or the latest SDCC Planeswalkers. Very cool idea.
    Posted in: Baseless Speculation
  • posted a message on Gavin Varhey confirms change of course for Masters sets.
    Quote from Reesepuff »
    I wonder which defining cards this set will have. It’s gotta be something from portal three kingdoms. Are they ever able to do some kind of masterpiece set for say dual lands in masters 25 since it’s not technically a reprint?


    Doing so would actually violate the reserved list. This happened with an early Duel Deck and FTV and people were not happy. So no Masterpiece Duals.

    My question is: what exactly upset people about Iconic Masters? I drafted it twice and enjoyed it. But it seems as though there was a lot of outrage. Would anyone want to clue me in? I’m very curious to know what Gavin is saying.
    Posted in: The Rumor Mill
  • posted a message on Christine Sprankle and Harassment in the MTG Community
    Quote from DirkGently »
    It’s obvious what each of us think is highly suggestive so this conversation ultimately does not need to happy. You, I and every other human being on the planet, have a different definition of emotion and sensetivity and reaction. So whatever. The problem though is even if you believe Sprankle’s initial cosplay video was too emotional and her being a baby, how on earth do Jeremy and his followers responses to that align with rational? Is the harassment she has suffered really okay because of a video you claim was too over emotional? I don’t understand. None of her side of this has had any threat of violence. His has. He’s enabling violence and harassment by regurgitating his hateful bull***** into the gaping mouths of his followers.
    To be fair, he's at least claimed that he's also now received death threats. Violence, or threat of violence, on either side is unjustifiable.


    Gotcha, didn’t know that. Thanks for the info
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Christine Sprankle and Harassment in the MTG Community
    Quote from BlueTronFTW »
    Actually I disagree Lurker. Look, it's like the case from Plato's Republic. If your friend walks into your house seething in anger, going on about his wife, then asks you where you keep your sword, are you going to go along with their feelings? No. Indeed, not all emotional reactions are rational. If someone is behaving irrationally, I refuse to enable them. Your stance is postmodernist nonsense to me - all emotions are valid and correct because that's what someone wants to do. It's a fundamental philosophical difference. Being too sensitive is indeed a flaw. Doesn't make Sprankle a bad person, far from it. It just makes her immature in my opinion. I also remember seeing how Gaby Spartz lost her mind after Trump got elected, thought the same thing. Caleb Durward trolled someone in his twitch chat by taking a knee and playing the national anthem (found it hilarious that he did that personally) and other pros began to talk about him as some sort of hero.

    It's about reason and rationale.


    It’s obvious what each of us think is highly suggestive so this conversation ultimately does not need to happy. You, I and every other human being on the planet, have a different definition of emotion and sensetivity and reaction. So whatever. The problem though is even if you believe Sprankle’s initial cosplay video was too emotional and her being a baby, how on earth do Jeremy and his followers responses to that align with rational? Is the harassment she has suffered really okay because of a video you claim was too over emotional? I don’t understand. None of her side of this has had any threat of violence. His has. He’s enabling violence and harassment by regurgitating his hateful bull***** into the gaping mouths of his followers.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Christine Sprankle and Harassment in the MTG Community
    Quote from BlueTronFTW »
    Quote from Etherium Sage »
    Quote from BlueTronFTW »
    I agree with Jeremy, and quite frankly find this thread a joke. The rules basically prevent any discussion that sides with what he said, which I believe makes this thread little more than an echo chamber.


    So why do you agree with him, and what are you agreeing with in particular?


    Fair question, and I am trying to answer in accordance with the thread's guidelines:

    I watched the video by Sprankle months ago where she discussed how she was not paid to cosplay at major events. Her costumes, travel, lodging was all paid out of pocket, and that she was losing the ability to afford to do this. That is no one's fault but her own. Personally, I hate what Patreon has done, turning people into virtual panhandlers wanting their hobbies funded by strangers. And yes, that extends to Jeremy, who I do not support on Patreon. She began to cry, and all I could think was "this is not my problem." Jeremy took a very similar stance, while also making the claim that she was only getting support by way of being one of the few instances of a woman involved with MtG who may be considered cute by the general public. Personally, I agree with that too but realize it is only speculation. I think he's been critical, but nothing that I would consider harassment. The goalposts have been moved, I think too far, for where criticism and mockery becomes harassment. Everyone's emotions are within his or her control, barring illness or injury. If someone upsets me, which hell happens all the time, I'm mad for about five minutes then say "good thing it won't affect my physical safety or wallet" and move on. Too many people now get upset, then demand retribution that anyone dared be remotely mean.

    I think the entire culture of "this person sent a hatemob after me" needs to end. People should be held accountable for their own actions. Anyone who made any sort of threat of violence is wrong, but the only person responsible in such a case is the person who sent the threat. It's easier to point to a content creator, because you know their face and name. Doesn't make it the correct move.

    EDIT: I did not see purklefluff's comment. the correct response to someone being upset is not always to apologize if that emotional response isn't reasonable. Again, the goalposts culturally of reasonable emotional reactions is moving, and I don't think in a wise way.


    I’ll never understand why people think it’s acceptable to tell others how to feel. Just because your reaction to a situation is brushing it off within 5 minutes doesn’t mean that is how it has to be for every other person. If someone has a response you do not deem “reasonable,” that is your fault, not theirs.
    Posted in: Magic General
  • posted a message on Christine Sprankle and Harassment in the MTG Community
    Quote from Teia Rabishu »
    Quote from RxPhantom »
    However, this noble goal of self-reflection you espouse is undermined when the rules of engagement boil down to "agree or don't post."


    If someone can't agree that hatred and misogyny have no place on MTGSalvation, then there's no place on MTGSalvation for them. Speaking in defense of those things is not "healthy discourse" and we aren't going to play some kind of false equivalency game and pretend otherwise.


    Pretty much how I see this. It’s beyond the point of needing to hear the other side. We get it. We see it every day. We can watch Jeremy’s videos, look at his tweets, go on reddit, etc. We do not need to have this evil other side to have the discussion. It’s past that.
    Posted in: Magic General
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