Marshall, Unfocused

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The sweeping vistas of Katrina Lin

I attended a small standard tourney last night at an LGS with my wife. We unfortunately left after the second round because of the hostilities she was experiencing because of her gender. Do you find on your end you hear much regarding the issues of non-male treatment in Magic? Do you feel it's improving?

@shevatthewindiscalling

markrosewater:

Let me use this question to say something I’ve been wanting to say.

Every time you are unkind to another Magic player, be it in a game, online or through whatever interaction, regardless of your reason, you are hurting the game, you are hurting the community, you are hurting the store you play in, you are hurting the place you gather - most of all, you are hurting other people.  

One of the reasons I love the Magic community is because of the kindness they show one another. Don’t be the person that makes Magic something ugly for someone. You love how the Magic community has opened up for you and made you feel welcome. Well, pass that along. 

Just imagine that every interaction you have with someone new is the interaction you would have wanted when you were new. A lot of people are attracted to gaming because it is somewhere they feel welcome when there are many other places they do not. Please, please, please do not take that away from people.

Be an ambassador of the game.

Be someone who makes others’ lives better rather than worse.

Be the better person.

Real talk from Magic’s lead designer.

Posted 1 week ago With 983 notes

“Men who want to be feminists do not need to be given a space in feminism. They need to take the space they have in society & make it feminist.”

Kelley Temple, National Union of Students UK Women’s Officer  (via feministkitsch)

Posted 1 week ago With 111,290 notes

Tagged: #feminism

I love you like I love my coffee:

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Really, there is no better way to spend some money today than to help make this leap with robbie. It would mean the world to me, and the universe to him.

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Don’t want nudes leaked? Don’t take nudes. Don’t want to get robbed? Don’t own things. Don’t want to be killed? Stop living.

(Step one: realize what ‘victim blaming’ is.)

Posted 2 weeks ago With 3 notes

 

Valerie Hegarty

Famous paintings come to life in 3D sculptures of nature’s destructive tendencies.

why do black people use you in the wrong context? such is "you ugly" instead of "you're ugly" I know u guys can differentiate, it's a nuisance

@Anonymous

pobody:

miniprof:

rsbenedict:

prettyboyshyflizzy:

you a bitch

It’s called copula deletion, or zero copula. Many languages and dialects, including Ancient Greek and Russian, delete the copula (the verb to be) when the context is obvious.

So an utterance like “you a bitch” in AAVE is not an example of a misused you, but an example of a sentence that deletes the copular verb (are), which is a perfectly valid thing to do in that dialect, just as deleting an /r/ after a vowel is a perfectly valid thing to do in an upper-class British dialect.

What’s more, it’s been shown that copula deletion occurs in AAVE exactly in those contexts where copula contraction occurs in so-called “Standard American English.” That is, the basic sentence “You are great” can become “You’re great” in SAE and “You great” in AAVE, but “I know who you are” cannot become “I know who you’re” in SAE, and according to reports, neither can you get “I know who you” in AAVE.

In other words, AAVE is a set of grammatical rules just as complex and systematic as SAE, and the widespread belief that it is not is nothing more than yet another manifestation of deeply internalized racism.

i would also like to point out that William Labov’s The Logic of Nonstandard English was published in 1969 (a shorter version was published in The Atlantic in 1972, which is a little easier to read than the scanned pdf). he talks specifically about copula deletion, as well as interpersonal factors that affect how black kids interact with white authority figures (since he was interested in how this affects education and ‘intelligence’).

basically, we’ve known that AAVE is perfectly grammatical and in no way inferior to SAE for almost half a century, yet so many white people still don’t understand how different populations develop different grammars. wow.

Learn Something.

Posted 2 weeks ago With 100,754 notes

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Counting Crows’ latest album “Somewhere Under Wonderland” dropped today. It’s comforting when my first “favorite band” comes out with new music. Something so delightful about hearing Adam Duritz’s pathos-ridden, slow voice and the clanging of the band’s signature indie-rock-country-folk guitars.

Tagged: #music #spotify

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More shots from the set of #LABeer, a sitcom I’m #directing! #ilovela #dreams

More shots from the set of #LABeer, a sitcom I’m #directing! #ilovela #dreams

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On set #directing my first sitcom episode! #LABeer #me #dreams #ilovela #yesiknowitsanindieproject #dontcare #beards #glasses

On set #directing my first sitcom episode! #LABeer #me #dreams #ilovela #yesiknowitsanindieproject #dontcare #beards #glasses

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Game of Thrones

Fear is the Mindkiller. - Dune, by Frank Herbert

Samus Aran - Fan Art

Created by Daniel Vendrell Oduber (Vandrell)

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To this day, I can’t say “shoes” without saying it in Kelly’s voice. I am a 31 year old man.

The greatest of internet humor video songs. Respect. 

"Shoes" by Kelly aka Liam Kyle Sullivan

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