problem silver

flatline500  asked:

Whilst I personally don't have a problem with the exclusive silver-border promos, I suspect that those who do will see a difference between them and the holiday cards - the holiday cards were (to my understanding) distributed to specific people associated with WotC (staff, major customers, etc) so there was no expectation for Joe Public to be able to get them. But these are available to anyone - IF they are lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. Thoughts?

We treat them very similarly in how we design them. And one of the three of the Hascon cards is showing up in a for-sale booster product (Sword of Dungeons & Dragons in Unstable).

There will never be a high level tournament of any kind where these cards are necessary to acquire.

That said, I understand the frustration. On the flip side, it allows us to make some very quirky cards that would normally never get made.

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                                   You sound exactly like him.  Why is this a problem?

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So. The Silver Stallion, or as our Australian friends prefer to call it, The Silver Brumby.

There are just two problems with the title.

You see this horse? This is the silver stallion - except he’s not silver … and he’s played by a mare. 

Oops.

- Kate

honestly, i think the thing Butch Hartman doesn’t understand when it comes to character writing is that you’re not supposed to just hand your characters the solutions to their problems on a silver platter, you’re supposed to have them work for it

that’s why the final season of Danny Phantom felt so bad, because the characters did almost nothing to earn what they got, they just acted like jerk and were rewarded for it

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Clue references in Poe Party (42/?): When someone disappears and then reappears with at least one knife

Shout out to Joey Richter for doing his own knife sound effects

hello yes this is your reminder that flint willingly let silver rise to power. he supported him 100% when he became long john silver, the pirate king. in your typical bro friendship story this change of power would have become a problem between the characters but it never was a problem between silver and flint. in other words flint was head over heels in love with silver and he would have given him the world bye

anonymous asked:

Wait, what's wrong with Silver RavenWolf?

Hang on, I have some links…

Tarnished Silver

Why We Despise Silver Ravenwolf

The Problem With Silver Ravenwolf

Essentially: much of what she writes is unethical, bigoted, a lie, or simply wrong. She’s the poster girl for “bad witchcraft 101 books”. A lot of people start out with her because her books are easy to find and attractive (for whatever reason) and end up feeling betrayed later on when they discover something she wrote and they believed isn’t actually true.

Read Silver Ravenwolf!


That title probably seems weird, eh? Why would anyone recommend Silver Ravenwolf? I’m not recommending her as a resource, exactly. I’m saying that she, and others like her, are worth reading for witches of all sorts. 

The problems inherent in Silver Ravenwolf’s writings are well-known. She is hostile towards other religions. She whitewashes the Craft. She implies that all witches must be Wiccan. The list goes on and on. Other authors have similar problems. 

Buckland shamed witches who curse and contributed to more whitewashing. D.J. Conway presents inaccurate information about history and different cultures. Gillian Kemp’s work is an attempt to pass off Wicca as Romany folk magic. Edain McCoy makes up “traditions” out of whole cloth and tries to pass them off as “ancient.” 

The problems many of us see in these and other authors are well-known. Many Tumblr posts, as well as other websites, explain the inaccuracies. You can find a lot about the blatant mischaracterizations seen in these works. I don’t condone any of these authors. Who would? 

Still, I think they’re worth reading. Why? Like it or not, these authors (and others like them) have had an influence on the modern Craft. Not a good influence, but an influence nonetheless. I am in favor of combating misinformation. I also believe in getting a clearer picture of our present situation.  It’s important to look at where the misinformation originates!

I try to read as much as possible. I try to read everything I can. This includes authors that I actively dislike, because I have a need to know what they’re saying. Don’t get me wrong - it’s important to let people know which authors spew tripe. Even so, though, it’s equally important to face that head-on. We should combat it with accurate information. This is best done when you know what you’re discussing.

So, yes, I think people should read Silver Ravenwolf, Edain McCoy,and D.J. Conway. At the same time, though, I realize not everyone wants to give these people their money (I didn’t, myself). That’s what libraries are for. 

Be aware of what concerns people have about such authors. But! Also read them for yourself. Read them to see how bad it is. Read them so you’re prepared to discuss them. 

Read, and prepare to make others aware of the misinformation they’re spreading. 

Read so you’ll know. 

Let’s talk about Silver some more

All right, @spanishgalleons,  I promised a reply, here it is, after watching that episode again. 

You said:

I would argue that Flint has never truly accepted all the parts of his past at any given time. It’s kind of the whole tragedy of his character. He twists his truth to fit his aims because it’s the only way he can survive. To me, in contrast, Silver at this point is a person who has accepted his past. I don’t think it’s an attitude he can carry on and I certainly think it’s something he has now learned from Flint. And I think he has been blindly working quite hard all season not to become him.

I think we have to make a distinction between your past as something that shapes you and as something that defines you. Both Flint and Silver are shaped by their past (an undeniable truth for every single human being that has ever existed, safe for the occasional amnesiac), but while Flint lets himself be entirely defined by it, Silver tries very hard not to let his past define him. Which is an admirable goal in itself, but I would argue that Silver is taking the whole thing a step too far by pretending that his past is not relevant to who he is.

Flint has been consumed by his past, that’s his tragedy: the fact that he hasn’t found a way to leave it behind. For Silver, his refusal to address his past - even in a conversation with someone he considers a trusted friend, someone who has confided in him and kindly asks him to do the same - is an avoidance that is equally tragic. It’s not born from acceptance, it’s born from denial. Flint is caught in the past because he has nothing to live for in the present, Silver is caught in the present because he cannot stand to look at the past. 

Of all the characters in this show, I think that Charles Vane and Max come closest to accepting their past by admitting that it shaped them, and accepting that it partly motivates them, but refusing to let it define them. When Max says to Grandma Guthrie, “What does it matter?” that’s a different thing because we, as the audience, already know the important things. We don’t expect Max to reveal her backstory to a stranger - it’s a rational choice for her not to disclose the details and extent of her suffering to a woman she’s just met. But as the audience, we’ve been there with her for some of her defining moments, and we’ve been told about others in an earlier episode. The entire situation is completely different than Silver’s refusal to reciprocate in a situation that is all about mutual trust between two people. 

Flint has revealed his past to Silver because Silver has asked. We can safely assume that Silver is the only person that Flint has ever willingly told this story. And Silver refuses to do the same. That’s not the behavior of a man who has accepted his past - it’s the behavior of a man who is scared of what he sees when he looks at it. 

And here’s the beautiful thing Flint says when they first start fencing: 

“Your opponent’s wrist is from whence the attack is born, but it’s its past tense, from which it cannot separate itself. The end of he blade by the time it arrives is its present tense, which also cannot be denied.”

If that doesn’t sum up the problem that Silver is facing here, it don’t know what does. Silver says that he has given up on trying to find any kind of coherence in his past. He’s refusing to attach meaning to it. But this lack of meaning - this lack of identity - leads to a dangerous void that only Silver’s present can fill. He lives in the moment because there’s nothing else, but that behavior is no less damaging than Flint’s inability to let go of his war.. 

As for Silver trying not to turn into Flint - well, he has quite obviously failed in that, and I think that on top of that, he’s pretty much in denial about it. Between the two of them, I think that Silver has an even greater capacity to delude himself. I think he’s fooling himself constantly about his share of responsibility in a lot of things. It’s been made pretty obvious in this episode, with Hands pointing out how Silver was perfectly fine with putting his men at risk, the exact same way Flint has put his men at risk in the past. But where Flint has done it in a way that is actually justitfiable, as somehow serving the greater good (even though we know that’s not why he does it), Silver doesn’t have that justification: his reasons are entirely selfish, caused by this lack of meaning in his past that is directly responsible for his current fear of losing everything he has won. As Madi points out, as Flint points out. Silver is entirely driven by fear.

That isn’t a man who is at peace with who he is. 

Very early on in their fencing training, Flint points out that Silver is “insinuating himself into other people’s stories”. That’s what happens when you have no own to tell, either for lack of glory (I think it’s entire possible that Silver has always been a bit of a pretender, and feels this constant need to hide his own unworthiness and perecived inadequacy), or because your story is so tragic and traumatic that you can’t bear to tell it. In any case, I think it’s pretty clear that what Silver is doing to cope is not a healthy and mature thing to do. 

Zethu Dlomo there is not much about her in the web, I’m guessing she is not yet a well known actress, but i think she can play both the adorable and serious queen when she wants to. I hope she gets more parts in up coming tv shows. 

I don’t know….. episode 5 we are starting to see some problems with john silver and madi, I think she does love john  as much as he loves her, but madi have alot on her shoulders. She is sent out help her people and she cannot put everyone else in risk and leave to suffer to keep her lover happy. As much as i hate seeing madi and john have their disagreement, I also admire that she stands strong for her people and her mission.

campaign-for-hugs  asked:

do you ever just think about jin's shoulders

The real question here is do I ever NOT just think about Jin’s shoulders, and the answer to that my friend is YES but only because I’m thinking about Jin’s knees, or his smile, or his singing, or his ankles, or the adorable sound of his laugh!!, or Awake, or his PINK EARS, or the way he gets excited about steak, or all of this together in one marvelous swirl of Everything Good In The Universe Brought To Us By Kim Seokjin.  

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You looked into my mother’s eyes and you said a great war lay ahead of us, one in which pirates and slaves would stand together and strike a blow that might shake the very foundation of the British Empire. Now our ships are gone, our army is fractured, battered, and beaten. And the only man among you I trusted is dead.