i just started listing all the living female characters in nnt……there are so few…..has nakaba been strategically killing off all of the women this whole time?? why have i not noticed sooner??? is this all part of a patriarchal scheme to eliminate all powerful women in the series? is this a metaphor for society? why are all the women dying am i overanalyzing it? how does

Half Measures

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by manic_intent

The new kid was a feral young alpha, hauled reluctantly to heel. How old was he, seventeen, eighteen? Gabriel couldn’t really tell. Beside Jack, the youngest member of the now defunct Deadlock Gang glared at Gabriel with resentful defiance, hands shoved in the pockets of his borrowed fatigues, which hung awkwardly off his skinny frame.

At least the kid cleaned up well. Whatever his name was.

Words: 6194, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

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G’day! It’s the middle of July, it’s time to go back through the archives!

I’ve been doing this Tumblr for a while now - over two years, and we’ve extracted a ton of old games in this time. Tumblr’s a hard thing to go through sometimes, so once a month a bring stuff back to the surface!

I didn’t have much of a plan when I started, so there are some games I’ll be redoing with a new extraction at some point, but in the mean time - here we have a few of the games I posted back in October 2014!

Sonic Chaos (Game Gear)
The Simpsons (Arcade)
Dragon’s Lair / II (Arcade)
Space Ace (Arcade)
Commander Keen Series (PC)
Super Breakout (Arcade)
New Zealand Story (Turbografx)

If you like what I’m doing, you can support me on Patreon, where you can get updates on both blogs, as well as the original high resolution extracted art from VGAA! You can also do a single donation from the main page of both blogs. Every dollar helps! I will also post the links for these folders!

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Ulrich of the Krallenhorde // Ulrcih, Uncontested Alpha - INTRO PACKAGE 

Well my dear readers the past few weeks have been a bit hectic behind the scenes over here at 8x8 full of staff changes, potential new series, and other new and exciting prospects but more on some of that later. For now we have this to focus on I’m not sure I would call it a new series but this is something I’m going to try for now and continue if it goes over well. So! Some of you may have noticed that its pre-release weekend which means some of you folks get EMN early.  Now some of you may have been lucky enough to open the big lug this article is about, now I know when he was previewed people were unhappy and quickly dismissed him as a commander but I would disagree with those people and Im here to show you how to build for this wall of muscle.So without further ado lets talk cards


So in any good aggro deck, which is what our dear friend Ulrich leads, you need creatures (specifically fast creatures). Sure we could just shove a ton of hastey creatures into a deck but why bother when we can instead shove in Ogre Battledriver and Fire of Yavimaya? With these two every creature we play will have haste and each has a bonus perk to boot. The ogre giving a temporary buff and Yavimaya giving a one time, cheap pump, but anytime we like.

In an aggro deck we also need to play a whole load of creatures. To do that we need to ramp as much as humanly possible. So why not Budoka gardener ramp. Then, when it’s not needed we can get big tokens. Fun for the whole family, albeit on a somewhat poorly designed frame.

The last key creature we have is more for Ulrich than the aggro strats. It allows us to better control when he does and does not flip. Which is vital to get maximum value out of Ulrich and, if you can afford it, Huntmaster of the Fells.


So we’re going to be trying to get in a lot with this deck and ideally it will be with more than three creatures at a time. With that, Overwhelming Instinct allows us to keep our hands full of gas at the same time.

Of course since we’re an aggro deck we really really want to maximise our damage output. Because of this, fog effects be be devastating. Like, think of how you don’t want to get Fog’d normally now multiply that by 5. That’s what playing aggro in commander is like and even worse is when life gain is thrown into the mix. But lucky for you, I’ve got something that will fix both those problems potentially on turn zero, for free, that’s right Leyline of Punishment; a card just full to the brim with value.

So we really like fast creatures, right? Like i said, at the start of the article, but I feel like they are missing something. You know what else we really need? Angry creatures! Luckily we have that covered with primal rage. Beefing creatures, now all with Trample? What blocker is going to stop us now? 


So Fresh Meat is the only non permanent in the package but it’s a very important one because in aggro we don’t want to loose all our creatures and then have to fight the uphill battle of a late aggro rebuild in commander. So, instead, how about a bunch of very large rats to fill the void after that board wipe that your opponent thought would blow you out of the water. Not today control, not today.

Honorable mentions

This week we have a few that mostly are here because of budget as usual feel free to ask me about any of these on my personal blog. This week’s honorable mentions in no particular order: Caller of the Claw, Xenagos, the Reveler, Arlinn Kord, Chandra Flamecaller, Domri Rade, Huntmaster of the Fells, and Garruk, Primal Hunter.

Hunter T, @ubervores

the new ten commandments is just “if you make an ad with a close button and clicking it opens another ad then you go straight to hell” repeated ten times.

master-zenyatta  asked:

"Reyes... let me see." (Soldier-daddy-76)

Gabriel looked over at Jack, raising a brow. He didn’t think that the new strike commander would care about if he was hurt or not.

“What are you talking about?” he asked, trying to pretend that Jack was seeing things. He stood still so he couldn’t limp away. He didn’t want to make it noticeable until he knew what was wrong with himself.