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Davis Centis
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Some time ago I made a post about how I'm so happy to live in a world that's starting to accept people's nerdery, because it'll be great for my kids one day when I have them. Now, I can also say that if I have a little girl, I can show her female heroes who save (or at least try to save) themselves rather than waiting for the masculine character to make everything better.

- Frozen
- Wreck it Ralph
- The Avengers

Those are some recent movies I've seen where the female protagonists aren't waiting for things to get better, they're making it better on their own. Anna in Frozen is still a trophy-figure, but that's what makes the turn-around all the better. Vanellope in Wreck it Ralph is pushing herself and trying to achieve her goal. She may not be the hero of the film, but she's a complete character that could exist and be delightful even without Ralph around, and the story can't complete without her accomplishing her goal. And of course there's Black Widow in the Avengers, whose ass-kicking shall not ever be disputed ("Cognitive recalibration." "Huh?" "I hit you really hard in the head.").

I hope to see more of these characters in more movies going forward. Because real characters make better movies. Go figure, eh?
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What a time to be alive! You can get chemical-free drinks AND organic salt!

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Thankfully this should end the Quebec Charter of Values. As I drove my dad into the airport at the early hours this morning, we discussed what this meant. He had heard a theory about why the Quebec Charter of Values was so screwed up,

"Some upper strategists came up with a theory, 'Get a majority, push through the Charter, have it end up before the Supreme Court (because it flies directly against the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms), and when the Supreme Court declares it unconstitutional and revokes it we can claim that Canada has it out for Quebec, and can use that to fuel the drive for Quebec Independence.' "

And I think he's right - it makes sense. There's a saying, "Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by stupidity," but there's no way the party big-wigs could be so stupid as not to see how that Charter of Values would fly in the face of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. So there absolutely had to be a plan of what to do when that moment came. Fueling support for Quebec Independence is one theory, but the idea that they would know it'll be struck down has to be correct.

Any case, that master plan sure won't happen now.

I'm sure +Stephen Harper and +Justin Trudeau  are quite pleased.
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To +George Takei and everyone that helps support equal marriage. I love you guys. But each time I see this symbol, I think bacon. But you guys are even better than bacon. So go ahead and keep using it. Bacon will forgive you.
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I think most people know that I love boobies. So please, draw them correctly.
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OMG! This guy was smart - kept Canada's economy going through all the rough times. He will be missed.
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Living a corn-free life with my wife, +Carolina Centis, is rough. Now and then we eat something, then hours later there's a powerful itching sensation and a rash.

Did you know that chicken broth has flavouring agents that include corn?

Yeah, we found that out this past week as we frantically tried to explain a sudden itch-attack. Then today we had some delicious seafood rissotto with my dad - but 4 hours later another itch attack. Yup, the risotto is made with broth, and that broth has corn.

Ugh. I wish it was easier to know when things were okay or not. Constant vigilance continues!
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Hey +Travis Woo! I think your "Land & Spells" deck (I'll call it "Modern Land") is going to be the deck that gets me interested in Modern!

Few ideas, but no idea of how effective they are. I'm sure you've already been through this list:

Courser of Kruphix ; replace Oracle of Mul Daya for efficiency? Also helps pad your life and blocks really well.

Blood Moon ; sideboard? Seems to hurt opponents more than you.
Boom // Bust ; sideboard? Again, seems to hurt opponents more than you.


Went through Gatherer for things that cared about lands (not: "nonlands") And found the following cards that might have odd interactions with the deck:

Flame Jab? - Anything with Retrace seems to work for this deck. Not familiar enough with Modern to know how effective this card would be, but it seems to be a backup version of Seismic Assault if the deck needs a 5th or 6th way of "activating".

Knight of the Reliquary? - Another Countryside Crusher-ish card, but would require expanding the mana base into white.

Realms Uncharted? - This card made almost no waves, but looks somewhat effective here. You can grab man-lands, fix mana, boost Countryside Crusher/Knight of Reliquary, and all at instant-speed! For this deck, it's a Gifts Ungiven, but in green.

Rites of Flourishing? - Comes down a turn earlier than Oracle, and does a lot of the same things in this deck. Cost, your opponent gets the extra cards and lands too. I'm not sure how good this is.

Worm Harvest? - The other big "Retrace" card, and probably a better choice as backup to Countryside Crusher than Knight of the Reliquary. You're already tossing a million lands into the graveyard and cycling back through them with Life from the Loam, so getting a bazzillion worms each time you cast this should be great.


Thoughts?
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You know what's starting to grind my gears? A construction drawing that shows a window as being 3 feet wide, then expects me to use that scale to determine that a whole school is 215 feet long. Good job architects!
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I love gaming - from computers to board games to sports. Gaming, and creating games, are one of my greatest passions.

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