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On Kaladesh, a view from a different angle

Boy, it’s been quite the month for me, from the paxplosion of kaladesh through the actual release of the set this week, and quite the emotional roller coaster. Tides of support matched by tides of hate, lots of questions, comments, and reconsidered positions on where i stand with the set and the game as a whole.

Among the many comments my essay got, one particularly stood out to me. This person, whose name I’ve sadly forgotten, said “Kaladesh doesn’t take place in India, it takes place in Silicon Valley”.

When I first read this, I laughed out loud, because I live in Silicon Valley, and the idea was completely hilarious. And then I stopped laughing, because I realized that it was true. Kaladesh really is my culture after all.

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anonymous asked:

What is this "Call the midwife" show you talk about and will there be lesbians? Merry gay Christmas!

Call the Midwife is a BBC period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London in the 1950s and 1960s.

And to answer your question about the lesbians I give you this tease:

“Without her partner Delia, who suffered head injuries in a road accident and was whisked off home by her mother, the prospect of Christmas alone seems bleak for Patsy. But wait…Patsy is on a bus with the cubs in town and through the foggy windows she spots Delia out with her mother. She thought she was in Wales, so has no idea why she’s here or even the extent of her recovery. Delia sees her too, but the bus draws away…”