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  • posted a message on [KHM] Harald, King of Skemfar— Dana Fischer preview
    Quote from Gizlivadi »
    I can't take any of the pearl clutching seriously when I haven't seen any one of you pearl clutching about scantily clad females. In fact it's hypocritical to be calling for more semi-naked ladies while complaining about a man without a shirt on which is much more common irl than women running around in war bikinis


    How is it hypocritical? What if I want more scantily clad people on both sides? Peronally I'm not "pearl-clutching" for less scantily clad males, I want more of both!


    If you're looking for soft core porn and near nude models there are other websites for that. We don't need to sexually gratify anyone with a 13+ card game. That's not what this game is for. If seeing a male character with a shirt off means you feel entitled to near nude women in a card game meant to be acceptable for children then idk what to tell you.


    And so the hypocrisy tables are turned, so to speak. If you find near nude people in art, male or female, like Harald (or Jorn, or countless others) to be "sofct core porn" and detestable, why didn't you complain about him too?

    And if you think displaying the human body necessarily implies a sexual, pornographic connotation, then I don't feel any shame in calling you and people who think like you puritans. That's literally what puritans thought. The OG pearl-clutchers.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Egon, God of Death and Throne of Death— MTGNerdGirl preview
    One day we'll look back on the "Skrillex cut" that WOTC puts everywhere these days the same way we see mullets today. And I can't wait for that day.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Harald, King of Skemfar— Dana Fischer preview
    I can't take any of the pearl clutching seriously when I haven't seen any one of you pearl clutching about scantily clad females. In fact it's hypocritical to be calling for more semi-naked ladies while complaining about a man without a shirt on which is much more common irl than women running around in war bikinis


    How is it hypocritical? What if I want more scantily clad people on both sides? Peronally I'm not "pearl-clutching" for less scantily clad males, I want more of both!
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Harald, King of Skemfar— Dana Fischer preview
    Aaand he has one of the lamest names anyone in Germany would give their child in 2021. Pretty much as modern a name here as Jebediah would be in the States. Great card nonetheless, and of course the gravy train for people who are into shredded shirtless guys is still running at top speed.
    '^^

    I like the name Harald but it should heve been used for a human character, not a elf. Harald is a typical name for a gruff viking warrior-king, not a faeric Alfar.

    These elves are like He-Man characters. Everyone in the entire world is ripped with rippling muscles.


    Except for the females, where we can only imagine them because apparently to WOTC the female body is somewhat of a taboo?
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Axgard Cavalry— Shinken25 preview
    Quote from 5colors »
    Quote from Gizlivadi »
    I don't understand the sarcastic complaint by 5colors.


    Cause it wasn't one. Rolleyes

    My bad. Good thing I'm not on Twitter!
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Mothership 1/11— Toralf, God of Fury and his Hammer
    Quote from Wraithe »
    Quote from Creedmoor »
    The gods in this set feel more like goofy humans rather than gods. Not sure how I feel about them.


    I mean, half the point of the Norse gods is that, first of all, as with certain other pantheons of gods (like the Greek gods), Norse gods are very close to the temperament and behavior of the humans.

    Unlike most other pantheons, however, Norse gods aren't immortal. At all. On the contrary, when they die they go to Hel or Valhalla just like everyone else. And, unlike virtually every other pantheon of gods, the Norse gods are not inherently born immortal. They are ONLY able to stay youthful in body and long-lived enough to see Ragnarok because of magical apples grown by their fellow Norse goddess, Iðunn. If they did not eat these apples, Norse gods grow old and die of natural causes, just like everyone else.

    Norse gods being fundamentally mortal but powerful beings is kind of one of the whole things that make them unique amongst pantheons.


    While I agree with this description, this isn't unique to Norse myth.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Axgard Cavalry— Shinken25 preview
    Quote from Ryperior74 »
    Quote from Gizlivadi »
    Quote from 5colors »
    A dwarf viking riding into battle on a goat fit so well in the bad ass silliness that is Norse Myth.

    They have a chariot pulled by cats which is almost as silly as Radagast's rabbit-sleigh. I think we'll live.

    I love the art personally.



    yea but that actually happens in Norse mythology they are freyja's cats


    That's my point. What we call "silliness" is already in the source material. I don't understand the sarcastic complaint by 5colors.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Axgard Cavalry— Shinken25 preview
    Quote from 5colors »
    A dwarf viking riding into battle on a goat fit so well in the bad ass silliness that is Norse Myth.

    They have a chariot pulled by cats which is almost as silly as Radagast's rabbit-sleigh. I think we'll live.

    I love the art personally.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Toski, Bearer of Secrets— @wizards_magic Christmas Eve preview
    Quote from Flamebuster »
    That's a squirrel?

    'buster


    Took the words right out of my mouth. I know this is a fantasy setting and the scroll tail is cool but as a fan of squirrels I wished our first squirrel commander actually looked like a squirrel.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Leak. Vorinclex, Monstrous rider
    The elesh norn is fake. Not just because the holostamp. Doing a simple google search for elesh norn fanart gives you a piece done by Zyralynn (Malena Santos) on artstation 7 months ago.


    Also the redaction seems wrong. Pretty sure it should be "types of counter" not "counters", and the first effect says "types of counters ON you and permanents you control" whereas the second effect says "types of counters your opponents and permanents they control HAVE".
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Leak. Vorinclex, Monstrous rider
    If true, my guess is that they'll splash praetors and maybe a couple other phyrexian cards in each new plane in the sense of "they're exploring, expanding, etc." as a way to build up for when they come back in full force. I wouldn't expect anything more than this, but maybe Jin Gitaxias or something in Strixhaven, etc.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] - Commanders Official
    Eh, I'm fine without snow, Ibut I'm still salty the art on Lathril, even after seeing it in full, is so boring compared to the box art of her deck.
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  • posted a message on [KHM] Mothership 12/17— Set and Theme Booster Exclusives
    These elves are just lovely. Thank you WOTC.
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  • posted a message on Two new planeswalkers Niko Aris and Tyvar Kell (bio only)
    I come from the Andes region. Symbols like the Hammer and Sickle, the Guñelve and the Clava have also been appropiated by narco-terrorist, racially inspired groups such as Sendero Luminoso and Coordinadora Arauco-Malleco. I doubt that if I displayed any of those here anyone would bat an eye. WOTC/this community is so US-centric and they're not even aware of it (which is fine, it's the country that produces the game), but I'd hope they'd be honest enough to just go with it instead of going "hey, we made a brown-haired PW, that represents you right Latinos?"

    Btw, Latino or Latinx is such a nonsense term anyway. People from the Cono Sur have almost nothing to do with Mexicans or Caribbeans. If anything it only demonstrates ignorance of them.

    Quote from osieorb18 »

    17 "Diversity picks" in Standard Legendary characters represented on cards:

    Ashiok - Non-Binary
    Azusa - Female, Japanese
    Basri - Middle-Eastern
    Chandra - Female, (Indian?)
    Eutropia - Female, Black
    Jolrael - Female, Black
    Kaervek - Black
    Linden - Female, Black
    Mangara - Black
    Narset - Female, Asian
    Niambi - Female, Black
    Oko - Asian
    Rielle - Female, Black
    Subira - Female, Black
    Tazri - Female, Black
    Teferi - Black
    Vivien - Female, Black

    Out of 113 characters.


    Also, I take minor issue with this point. There's quantitative minority, and there's qualitative minority. Sure, quantitatively speaking, there's more "white" characters in MTG, but in terms of who are emphasized and displayed the most? I took a look at product and key art from recent past products. If it's not a monster or non-human character in the art, it's mostly one of those "minority" characters in main display. Teferi for Core2021, Vivien in Ikoria, Chandra in Core 2020, and now Kaya in Kaldheim. Yes, there was Rowan in Eldraine and Jace and Liliana here and there, but as I said, the "overrepresentation of white people" argument is vastly exaggerated IMO.
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  • posted a message on Two new planeswalkers Niko Aris and Tyvar Kell (bio only)
    Quote from DJK3654 »
    Y'all really sounding like Jussie Smollett with these delusions.

    The idea that far-right groups use Norse symbology is a demonstrable fact. The actual Nazis used a bunch of them- the whole idea of the Aryan race was linked with this sort of history.
    This isn't a debatable point.


    Also, many other people who use such symbols are actual fans of vikings, scandinavian culture, certain TV series' fans, including people who are non-white.
    Perpetuating the idea that "hey look I got a cool Mjollnir tattoo"="I'm a nazi" only helps create more division.

    From the forum rules: "You may attack ideas, but do so while being civil."
    I hope this was civil enough. I'm literally attacking an idea, not a person.
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