It’s exam week and I am tired. Instead of coherent content, please enjoy this list of random dialogue that I currently have no context for:
Damian listened thoughtfully until Tim got to the end. “So basically we need your help. Any questions?”
“Yes,” Damian decided, after a few seconds of silence.
“When did I give you the impression that I cared?”
“Oh come on.”
“What was my mistake?”
“We’re on a timeline here.”
“No, really,” Damian asked, raising his hands in an exaggerated gesture of confusion. “Where did I go wrong?”
“I’m confused,” Duke told him. “Red Hood Jason or Trophy Case Jason?”
For some reason, Tim didn’t seem to understand the question. He pointed across the cave, to where Hood was sorting through medical supplies. “Jason.”
“So not the Robin that died.”
Tim pointed again, slower this time. “Jason.”
“That’s… the same person?”
“He didn’t actually die?”
“Oh boy,” said Tim, biting at his lip. “No, he was definitely dead.”
“Short-term. You really didn’t know?”
“It’s not an uncommon name?” Duke could hear the panic in his own voice, but he didn’t feel inclined to check it. “Why would I assume that one person… came back from the dead?? Instead of assuming there are two people named Jason?”
“Oh boy,” Tim repeated. He turned to Damian, who Duke suddenly noticed was smiling in a very unsettling sort of way. “You didn’t tell him?”
Damian shook his head. The smile became downright maniacal.
“Tell me what??”
“It’s a family meeting,” Dick told him. “You have to stay.”
Jason collapsed back into his armchair, glaring. “You know sometimes I think I never actually came back to life? I just died and went to hell.” He crossed his arms. “Because honestly? This could be hell.”
“Stop being dramatic.”
Jason threw him a look that clearly communicated ‘when hell freezes over’ in the most dramatic way possible, or at least that was the goal.
Dick turned away, rolling his eyes. He seemed to get the message. There, Jason thought. Nailed it. He felt better.
“What’s the holdup?” Tim asked, settling onto the couch next to Cass. “Something wrong?”
Dick shrugged. “Bruce says he has an announcement.”
“We have a new sibling?” Tim guessed.
“What? No.” Dick frowned, probably running the odds just to be sure. “Not that I’m aware of, anyway.”
“You had to think about it,” Tim noted, and then turned to face the door as Bruce finally made his entrance.
“I have an announcement.”
“We have a new sibling?”
“What?” Bruce asked. “No.” His eyes flicked upward for half a second, and then he continued, decisive. “No, you don’t.”
“See?” Tim asked. “He had to think about it.”
“I thought you were against this plan,” Duke said.
Damian nodded. “I am, but Todd and I reached an agreement.”
“Simple bet,” Damian confirmed. “If it works, I have to go to Drake’s birthday party, but if Todd dies again, I get to put ‘Damian told him so’ on his new headstone.”
“Oh,” Duke told him. “That sounds… fair.”
Damian leaned back against the wall, smirking. “I like my chances.”
At that point, Duke became pretty sure that the plan wasn’t going to work. He looked from Jason, up on the rooftop, to Damian, who was calmly punching numbers into his phone. “Uh. Shouldn’t we go help him?”
Damian raised a finger in a give-me-a-second kind of gesture while he put his phone to his ear. “Hello, Elliot Funeral Home? How much do you charge for gravestones? Midrange. I see. Very reasonable.”
“Fine,” Damian sighed. “Thank you,” he told his phone. “I’ll be in touch.”
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valamelyik nap eszembe jutott, hogy tavaly tök sokáig leveleztem az interneten egy lánnyal és aztán egyszer valahogy kiderült, hogy Hearthstoneozom aminek nagyon megörült, merthogy ő is szokott néha, és kitaláta, hogy játsszunk egymással egy-két meccset, szóval bejelöltük egymást és először megvertem midrange shamannal, aztán megvertem freeze mage-el, aztán megvertem ramp druiddal, aztán megvertem nzoth paladinnal, aztán soha többé nem beszéltünk egymással egyetlen szót se többet.
It is no secret that EDH is a very diverse format - probably the most diverse format out there. A deck builder can build almost any kind of deck imaginable - from the typical control, combo, aggro, and midrange decks; to decks like Stax, chaos, pillowfort, and anything in between. However, not all EDH decks are created equal - the possible disparity in power level between any two EDH decks is potentially as large as the difference between a bad draft deck and a tuned Vintage deck - and any sort of deck in between.
Most people tend to classify EDH decks as either “Casual” or “Competitve”, but the divide between the two is both subjective and blurry. However, a good way to classify EDH decks is needed in order to better communicate what kinds of decks you are playing to the rest of your pod or playgroup so everyone can have an enjoyable experience. It would also be good to have a metric for discussing certain cards or deck-archetypes. As such, I have decided to try creating my own classification system for EDH decks:
Type 1: Jank, Draft Chaff, and Gimmicks
Everyone was new to EDH at one time. Whether from inexperience or lack of funds, many players of EDH have decks that are barely functional - containing little more than draft chaff and starter-pack rares. Their curves are nonexistent, their decks are incoherent, and their cards are unsleeved. Some may be monstrosities containing 65 random green creatures and 35 forests, or “troll decks” containing 5-drop removal spells and Divinations with literally zero win-con. Other decks of this type tend to be gimmicks or “theme decks”, created by a more enfranchised player as a form of self-expression. Decks like “Ladies Looking Left” or “Chair Tribal” or “Mono-Red Samurai” - full of a whole lot of flavor, but almost nothing else. Decks of this type are often composed entirely of cards most players would never give a second look at, and typically cannot stand up to anything much stronger than a precon, if that.
Type 2: Casual
As opposed to Type 1 decks, Type 2 decks tend to have some amount of selectivity in the cards they play. You probably aren’t going to see random French-Vanillas in a deck like this, and they typically tend to have some sort of strategy and coherence. This is actually where I would rate the precon decks that Wizards makes every year. I would also consider decks built with some sort of arbitrary restriction - EG “no rares” or “no cards over $2”, as well as builds of “grouphug” and “chaos” that just do not have a way to win to be in this category. These types of decks are typically not exactly “good”, still containing many suboptimal choices and often with abysmal mana-curves, but the decks still tend to have some bite to them. If there are any combos in these decks, they are horribly janky and inconsistent ones, requiring so many pieces to function that it feels fair.
Type 3: “75%”
The name of this type is based off the “75%” deckbuilding philosophy, that states that the way to build an EDH deck that can handle the most competitive of players while not being unfun for the most casual is to make one at 75% power. While such a deck is actually impossible to build (anything that wants to even attempt to have a chance at so much as participating in a game with the most competitive of decks has to run the sorts of cards that more casual players shun entirely), decks of this type can pretty happily sit at a table with anything from a “type-2” deck to a “type-4” deck. While not all 75% decks out there are of this type, and not all decks of this type are 75% decks, the types of decks that philosophy builds are exemplars of this power-level. These are probably the most common types of EDH decks out there, and if you are going into a new group or store blindly, your best bet is probably with one of these.
Type 4: Pubstomp
Y’know that guy who claims he is so amazing at EDH and that his deck is unbeatable? That guy that plays Kaalia or Jhoira or Rafiq, that you just can’t beat? Well, this is probably the kind of deck he plays. Type 4 is where the gloves come off and anything goes - MLD, combos, Stax, Infect, Extra Turns, and everything else under the sun. These decks are mean, and tend to crush more casual decks out there. If you asked the average player what the best decks in EDH are, they would probably list off decks of this type. And they would be dead wrong.
Type 5: CEDH
These are actually the best decks in the format. These decks are truly degenerate, capable of consistently winning on turns 3-5 through disruption. These decks are not fair in any sense of the word, full of a who’s who of broken cards and mechanics, and anything that can’t kill everyone at once is too slow.. Storm, Doomsday, Stax, Ooze Combo…decks more broken and tuned than most think is possible in this format. There is a good reason that decks like these are often referred to as “singleton Vintage” decks. But we promise we aren’t bad once you get to know us…
Sam! The texan dude in the New York City episode of Donut Showdown is a doppelganger for Chris Evans 😂😂. Have you seen it? Thought of a Bearded!Cap entering this contest and lost it 😄.
LOL, he totally does have the look!
Foodieverse Steve is very averse to food tv, because he had such weird experiences with it in the past, but he’d do it for charity!
I’m thinking of doing a short where he’s the “cheap” option and Tony is the “pricey” option on Worth It, where a couple of guys from Buzzfeed eat cheap, midrange, and high-priced meals and decide which one they like best. If you all haven’t seen it, it’s AWESOME. The sound guy is my favorite.
Invites are sent, food is prepared, setup is done. It’s time.
The Wedding of a Pathfinder is a big event - even if she weren’t marrying an Angara. But all Aria cares about is her friends and family, and Jaal beside her.
Jaal x Ryder, Post Game, Established relationship.
Here it is, guys! The wedding chapter! Depicted oh so perfectly in the commission I grabbed from @lynngo-art and posted yesterday, over here!
Also on AO3 under ‘The Misadventures of Aria Ryder’ over here!
“Ok, everyone that’s meant to be here for the ceremony is here.
Is she ready yet?”
“Almost.” Sahuna clasps the bracelet in place around Aria’s right wrist,
brushing the Pathfinders hair back from her eyes again and pausing for a
moment, considering, before holding out a hand, “Tela, bring me that clasp -
the blue one, young one, there you go-”
“What’s the hold up?” Peebee sashays in past Cora, grinning
widely and clearly buzzed, “Ooo, Ryder, lookin’ good!”
Aria cracks a grin even as she stays still, feeling Sahuna pulling her
hair back gently, “Really, Peebs? Drunk already?”
“M’not.” the Asari argues hotly, still swaying on her feet, “Ok… maybe
a little. Not like it’s gonna be a long ceremony ‘nyways, c’mon! Let’s
git a move on!”
Destructive Potential: A
Developmental Potential: C
Stand Cry: 「WOULD YOU MAKE ME A SANDWICH?」
Stand Appearance: Humanoid. 「IT’S NOT UNUSUAL」Resembles an angel in some regard, as it is clad in white attire, resembling a trenchcoat, with gold highlights (think Tron lines) While it also has long, shoulder length golden hair, it has no mouth or nose. It does however have four piercing golden eyes. Additionally, it has four fingered hands, wearing pure white gloves.
「WE’VE GOT TO ATTACK HIM」: The Stand can fire off consecutive “Bolts” of energy that explode upon impact. The range for these bolts is about 15 meters. Additionally, it can charge up a shot to double the range and power.
「WHAT’S NEW PUSSYCAT」: A short distance Sound based attack that can disrupt the abilities of another Stand. It takes time to prepare, but does no physical damage to Stand nor user.
「IT’S CARLTON」: 「IT’S NOT UNUSUAL」takes control of Carlton’s limbs to perform a hypnotic dance, which causes anyone viewing to join. The effect continues as long as Carlton continues to dance.
「NO MORE HUGS」Opening a panel within their chest, 「IT’S NOT UNUSUAL」reveals a firearm of inhuman design, essentially a concussive blunderbuss, and prepares to fire it. However, it has a range of about 3 meters, so Carlton must get very close to his intended target. Additionally, while it can deal incredible damage to humans, it also ignores armor of any sort, including protection from a very durable Stand.
ever since hook got nerfed into oblivion the next Thing of the Month to hate on has apparently been scatter arrow because “it can oneshot tanks”. ignoring for a second that the only two tanks it can actually oneshot (orisa and zarya) both have abilities that directly counter it, why is this a bad thing? literally what else is there to make people respect hanzo and fear walking at him? widow has an actual long-range hitscan sniper rifle that can be used as an assault rifle and a hook to escape. hanzo has a midrange projectile weapon with drop and… wall-climb? like right now the main thing distinguishing him from widow, role-wise, is the fact that tanks actually have to think twice and keep track of enemy cooldowns before mindlessly pushing him
I'm trying to think of an iconic Green-Blue style magic, but not the evolution of the Simic Guild through the growth of +1/+1 counters. Would transformation be a good pick? Kiora is fog-twiddle-ramp-card draw-big Ocean creature, which seems like the theme of Green-Blue midrange decks with a series of tricks to get to big fatties, not a single type of magic. Simic Nissa's flavor is still land awakening focused.
Rashmi played in the color pair’s physicist space. Green/Blue is very good at examining and exploring metaphysics and the structure of reality.
TalesFromTheFrontDesk: Good Customer, Bad Cab Company
This one happened a few years back, and is not about a stupid customer, but about a stupid business practice.
front desk phone rings
Me: “Front Desk, this is Cato, how can I help you?”
Customer: “I have an emergency. Can you contact a taxi for us, my mother is in a nursing home and they just informed us she’s about to die.”
Me: “Right away, sir. I’ll call you once I’m done.”
Customer: “Thank you.”
I call HB Cab(only local taxi service)
Operator: “HB Cab, can I help you?”
Me: “Yes, this is Chris at the Front Desk of the SOKhead Midrange Hotel. I have a customer who’s mother is dying in a nursing home and needs to get there fast. Its an emergency.”
Operator: “Well, if its an emergency, you should call an ambulance. We don’t do that.”
Me(surprised and incredulous): “I’m sorry, but are you telling me that you’re unwilling to help a man get to his elderly and dying mother before she actually dies?”
Operator: “No, if its an emergency, then he should call an ambulance, we’re not an emergency service.”
Me: “You do understand my customer doesn’t need to take his mother to the nursing home, but get to the nursing home she’s already at, right?”
Operator: “Yes, you’ve made that clear. Don’t you understand that we are not an emergency service?”
Me: “I never said you were, but we seem to be having trouble communicating effectively. Is there any possibility that I could speak to someone at your place of business who isn’t a heartless bitch?”
Operator: “EXCUSE ME?”
Me: “Yes, you are excused.” I hang up
I dial up the customer’s room
Me: “Sir, I’m sorry to inform you that the bitch at HB Cab told me that they don’t do emergencies and that you should call an ambulance. I don’t know what else to say.”
Customer: “They what? Really?”
Me: “Yes, sir, the woman working their phones really said that. If I had my car with me tonight, I’d take you, but its in the shop and I’m the only employee here at the moment. Do you know if the nursing home has a shuttle service? Or perhaps there is anyone in this area I can call for you?”
Customer: “No, we… we’ll find a way there, thank you for trying.”
Me: “I wish there were more I could do.”
Up to the day it finally closed, I practically warned all of my customers from using HB Cab. I hate it when businesses, large or small, think that they can treat people like shit and get away with it just because they’re the only game in town.
“When it comes to grunge or even just Seattle, I think there was one band that made the definitive music of the time. It wasn’t us or Nirvana, but Mudhoney were the band of that time and sound.“
“The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself.“
“The love received is the love that is saved.“
“It’s an art to live with pain…mix the light into gray.“
“I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is things that might affect a person’s say, if not their life, or change an attitude. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something.“
“Life moves fast. As much as you can learn from your history, you have to move forward.“
“You know, punk bands now sell with one record-their first or second record-sell 10 times the amount of records than the Ramones did throughout their career with 20-something records. That’s why I go over to Johnny Ramone’s house and do yard work three times a week, just to absolve some of the guilt.“
“Music was your real passion, this thing you held dear even above family. It was this relationship that never betrayed you. Once it became your job-this thing that was highly visible, this thing that became about commerce-that’s when you were holding onto music like it was a palm tree in a hurricane.“
“I probably get strangers coming up to me two or three times a week to just say something nice. I get more than my share of compliments as I walk through my daily life. I’m not having to show off or make a point about how good I am at doing something. I think I’ve always kind of been that way.“
“Sometimes, whether you like it or not, people elevate you. It’s real easy to fall.“
“I don’t need drugs to make my life tragic.“
“Playing music for as long as I had been playing music and then getting a shot a making a record and at having an audience and stuff, it’s just like an untamed force…a different kind of energy.“
“After the Ramones, it was more about new wave for me than punk.“
“Whatever your walk of life is, I think you have to be real about it.“
“You know, rock stardom…I have a hard time discussing that because I don’t really accept it. It’s not really that tangible. What’s really bizarre is how it’s used as a thing-you know, ‘He’s the rock star of politics,’ ‘He’s the rock star of quarterbacks’-like it’s the greatest thing in the world.“
“I think celebrities suck“
“Caffeine. The gateway drug.“
“It’s not a bad time to be me.“
“If it’s a good cause, I’ll play just about anything.“
“At a certain point, you realize you have a responsibility more behind yourself and your need for adrenaline. I’m glad I did things in my 20s that were more reckless.“
“I’m trying to break any chain of negative parenting that I might have survived.“
“I think that if your approach is one where you don’t want to alienate anybody, you’re going to have to soften the viewpoint or the information that you’re offering to such an extent that it doesn’t have the power to make any difference. You have to take that risk.“
“As far as viewpoints, I think I’m more well-rounded and definitely more educated, and probably more hopeful than I used to be. I think when you’re young and you get into a cause, you get frustrated with it within a few years, or six months.“
“It’s fun singing with other people who are really good singers. There’s something kind of poignant about braiding a couple vocals.“
“I just finished touring, and I’m on a detox thing. It’s a heavy detox, so nothing in my belly except water, salt, and cayenne pepper.“
“There’s been times when I’ve been standing in a line at a movie and someone’s hit me with something really heavy about someone really close and how our music has helped them get through it. Even in our darkest moments we try and find something beautiful.“
“So my one kid’s 4, my other kid’s 4 months, I’m 44, Barack Obama is the 44th president-it’s all lining up nicely here.“
“I just have this deep connection of reality being like…in a way, I feel like a dock worker. I want to stay in connection with my dock-worker side, ‘cause that’s how I grew up.“
“you can go down the list of great artists and kind of understand that they are products of their environment. Whether it’s U2 or Henry Rollins or myself or Johnny Lydon, they’re gonna be products of their environment. Whether it’s U2 or Henry Rollins or myself or Johnny Lydon, they’re gonna be products of their environment.“
“Our influences are who we are. It’s rare that anything is an absolutely pure vision; even Daniel Johnston sounds like the Beatles. And that’s the problem with the bands I’m always asked about, the ones derivative of the early Seattle sound. They don’t dilute their influences enough.“
“I’ve never been a calm, midrange type person.“
“I was living on the wrong side of the tracks in Evanston, Illinois, in a home for boys. We had these Jackson 5 records. I really related to their voices-they were about my age, but they were doing it.“
“People on death row, the treatment of animals, women’s right to choose. So much in America is based on religious fundamentalist Christianity. Grow up! This is the modern world!“
“you don’t love me. If you really knew me, you wouldn’t love me. You love who you think I am. And don’t pretend that you know me. Because I don’t even know myself.“
“I don’t question our existence, I just question our modern needs.“
“I don’t wanna think, I wanna FEEL.“
“ When you’re inside and you have no control and when you’re the 14-year-old version of Frances Farmer, you know, you have reasons to be angry. You have reasons to be angry when your parents, who are very sheltered themselves, make decisions as to what you should experience in your life and what’s normal and what’s not.“