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Topi’s Daily Card #838:  Squeeze

Older sets are full of oddball hate cards, and Squeeze is no exception.  It feels a little expensive at four mana, but soon you’re shutting out any sorcery for the foreseeable future.  Wrath of God suddenly becomes a seven drop, and any sorcery ramp like Kodama’s Reach is a ridiculously high cost.  Of course, blue and their love of instants are untouched with this unique enchantment.  It’s a really odd hate card, so consider it if you have a lot of sorceries you just wanna hate on, or if you just want to play it just to see what happens.  

🎪 Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! It is but my utmost pleasure, as Monsieur Lockhart, to formally welcome you all to the Masque de la Cirque!

We’re currently searching for members, so if you’ve got an amazing talent, come on down and I’ll be more than happy to give you an audition and the opportunity of a lifetime!

Otherwise, for your safety, please be seated and get ready for a thrilling adventure, full of breath-taking and heart-stopping fun! 😘 🎪

Henri Privat-Livemont (1861-1936), ‘Le Masque Anarchiste’, 1897

“Privat Livemont was, alongside the more well-known name of Alphonse Mucha, one of the greatest graphic artists of the Art Nouveau movement. His famous Absinthe Robette poster, with a seductive redhead elevating the fabled elixir, is one of the most famous images of the Art Nouveau movement. In this poster, the Proletariat workers rise up and hack the bourgeois to death in the woods outside Paris. The potential of organized workers was painted as a bogeyman in this novel, serialized in the newspaper La Reforme.”


The Summer Olicity Fic List 2016

(AKA The Great Olicity Fic Rec List)

So as you guys can probably tell with my lack of presence on Tumblr these days, I’m a little disillusioned with this season of Arrow right now.  But instead of rehashing all the things you guys have said more eloquently than I ever could, I decided to give those of you who may need it, the great list of balm I’ve been using to deal with these wounds:  fanfiction.  Namely, excellent fanfiction that you will hopefully enjoy.  Mostly on AO3 because that’s where I prefer to read these days.

There’s a reason this has a cut in it.  It’s massively huge.  (Seriously, I’ve tagged, like, half the fandom.)  You’ve probably read some of these before.  Some, maybe you haven’t.  These are on the list because they are perfectly awesome in some way, shape, form, or fashion.

Also, I don’t know everyone’s tumblr, so if you see someone mentioned, please tag them on it.  I’m trying, but I’m a little out of touch, sadly. :/

In alphabetical order because I’m ridiculous like that, here we go:

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Jan van Kessel the Elder - Festoon, masks and rosettes made of shells 


oil on copper

Frits Lugt Collection, Fondation Custodia, Paris