I may have been talked into trying out the mobile game Magic the Gathering: Puzzle Quest, which is a combination of mana gem matching and a bit of a game of Magic. It’s fast paced and maybe it’ll help fill the void as all my Ascension and Lord of Waterdeep games have dried up…
But it also reminded me that, when it comes to memes, there’s an entire subset of memes out there: fan-made Magic cards. From concepts, to fandoms, to politics, to whatever else – the stuff of other memes, just expressed as a Magic card. When done well, it requires getting clever about the abilities, the color, the cost, the flavor text. Many of them just leave me scratching my head at some of the elements, though to be fair some of that is the fact that I don’t know a number of the newer rules. Like… what’s a Planeswalker?
I thought I would share a few just for a bit of flavor…
I seemed to find political Magic cards for all persuasions. I do have to say that the every turn there’s more useless tokens about the emails is a nice touch… But yeah, not sure I get all of that one, really. The first card is simple and elegant.
That sounds about right.
But my favorite I came across for this post:
I like the visual of the first ability, in particular, as you just pick up and head to another game, already in progress. Which is, indeed, the start to most Doctor Who episodes…
How about you – any favorite Magic Card memes? Has this made you run off to Google to find more? Share any good finds with us!
After a hiatus since shortly after the election – and after spending basically all of last season talking about the now-president throughout the presidential race – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver is back! Holly and I have been anxiously awaiting this show returning, because once you get past an obvious bias, the topics covered and presentation are great.
As more and more news items have been hitting, as a new administration swings into gear, as more and more Americans are getting politically engaged and motivated, we had to wonder: what on earth was John Oliver going to start with in a show that’s only 30 minutes long?
Oh. Okay then. That makes sense. The place to start: reality. What is it anymore, in our increasingly post-modern times (my words, not his)? Well, here’s a good start at answering that question.
And where it ends? John Oliver’s current plan for action? This one had us laughing hysterically… and then had us really sad that something like this would seem necessary.
Hello all, and welcome to Inauguration Day 2017. It seemed like a day to just take a moment.
We tend to talk politics in a geeky manner on the site, generally thinking in terms of the future, of science fiction, of what could be rather than solely of that which is currently. Because there’s plenty of things about the world as it is now that people want to see change. In fact, probably just about everything in the world has someone wanting it to change. So it goes.
The future is now.
This is the world that we live in.
The official music video for that one is kind of artsy but it was also distracting, but here’s the link to that. I’m focusing on the lyrics. This came up randomly on my playlist Inauguration Eve and the lyrics hit me in a new way. They feel descriptive of the present. And you know what? Not sure if I’ve quit this day and age. Give it a listen. A song for our times.
As far as post-mortems go, I know everyone has been trying to come up with one. The most recent I’ve read is this one (https://hbr.org/2017/01/how-the-attacks-on-trump-reinforce-his-strategy), and it’s a pretty good one. The politically incorrect candidate won by being the only person in that category, and the best in that category. Because as I said, everyone has something they want to see change, and when “business as usual” usually fails, well, at some point something else gets tried. We are living in those times.
I guess it’s the world that we live in…