• Artist: Drew Tucker
  • Card Name: Basal Sliver
  • Card Number: no 96
  • Card Text: All Slivers have “Sacrifice this permanent: Add[Black][Black]to your mana pool.”
  • Community Rating: 3 to 3.99
  • Converted Mana Cost: 3
  • Expansion: Time Spiral
  • Flavor Text: “Fascinating … These creatures display the paradox of tenacity and purposed self-destruction I have sought to breed into my thrulls.” —Endrek Sahr, master breeder
  • Mana Cost: [2][Black]
  • P⁄T: 2 ⁄ 2
  • Rarity: Common
  • Types: Creature — Sliver

And I am back! I did not regret the trip despite flooding of biblical proportions and also getting eaten by ants (I was resurrected by the power of tiny tortugas). Also I retain my nearly unbroken record of never having been on a plane flight that wasn’t delayed by at least an hour.

Despite having been parted from electronics for over a week I’m probably going to sleep soon. I dealt with airline stuff for eighteen hours straight today and just got home.


Families from Gaza having their breakfast meal (Iftar) of Ramadan on the rubble of their houses which was destroyed last summer by israeli occupation.

“Not a single home has been rebuilt” in the besieged Gaza Strip since the end of the Israeli military’s devastating offensive against the territory in the summer of 2014, said UNRWA spokesperson (x