This one’s short, so I’ve included the full text.

I don’t have a whole lot to add here, but I’m interested by his comment on spanking not working well with him. I remember what I was like as a kid, and I wasn’t really the kind who it would work on either (not that my parents are the sort to try.)

I wonder what that implies about me (and the author here) as people. Is it meaningful? We’re both mathematicians, but two observations isn’t much…



never trust the academic language of a colonialist empire

Also, don’t forget that Europeans mainly couldn’t read their own languages; those who chose to dedicate their lives to the aforementioned deity would preserve various religious writings on specially prepared animal skins.

Is it weird that I think that’s a perfectly reasonable and appropriate way to summarize European history?

  • ♂ =  I am a boy who has a crush on you
  • ♀ = I am a girl who has a crush on you
  • () = I am a non binary person who has a crush on you
  • * = just delete your tumblr already
  • æ = Post a picture of yourself
  • $ = You’re awesome
  • # = I love your blog
  • @ = You’re beautiful
  • + = i hate you.
  • % = You’re ugly
  • <3 = I want to fuck you
  • & = I wish we were close
  • ~ = I wish we were friends in real life
  • ? = I relate to a lot of the same things you go through 
  • ! = You inspire me




I don’t post a ton of custom cards as of late, as patchworkgalaxy takes up most of my time…

PS: I didn’t know about Patchwork Galaxy…is the playtest version publicly available?

Not yet, as there is much to do and it currently exists as a single-copy board game that has yet to begin development (programming-wise).

I’m confident that if I can find developers I can trust, there will be a beta or something else concrete by the end of the year. If not, Q1/2 of 2015.

Hm, okay. Good luck.

If you’re looking for developers, I might know a few of them. No idea whether they’d be interested, but if you want I can point them to you.


These are modern day lynchings

I’m glad they made it clear that he was an honour roll student. When someone gets murdered it’s very important to know how well they did in school.




My brother keeps mentioning an anime called Baki the Grappler and I’m very curious about it, but I’m also reluctant to google it, because I don’t want to ruin the magic of my ignorance. In my mind, Baki the Grappler is about a hamburglar-esque character who uses a grappling hook to steal baked goods.

I’m gonna be seriously disappointed if Baki turns out to be something completely different.



This means nothing! He needs to be muscular in order to operate the grappling hook! And “Risking the life” just means that he’s torn between having a hot body and eating cake.

Baki’s life is clearly full of anguish and despair.

That Time A Dead Woman Rose From The Dead And Wrote A Note To The Court Judge


In the Tang dynasty, the wife of a general died, and the dude married another woman. The woman gave lotsa shit to his five kids, and abused them. These kids got so damn upset that they ran to their mum’s grave and started wailing—the thing is, their mum’s ghost rose from the dead and was all, “Heyy, wassup?”

The kids complained to the mother and she was like, “K, Imma write a testimony for you so you know yo’ new mummy be an abuser,” and this took on a poem and was addressed to her husband, who saw it and showed it to his superior. The dude took it to the emperor, who was all, “WTF! No way!”

The emperor sentenced the general’s second wife to Lingnan and gave her 100 blows of the thick rod. Word.

So in ancient China, you could get the shit beaten out of you based on the testimony of a ghost?

That’s actually pretty horrifying.

But I guess history usually is.

Why was Urza's Legacy the first set with foils and not Saga?



There was a new brand manager, a man named Joel Mick, and he felt premium versions were important for the collecting aspect of the game. He decided he wanted to start them as soon as he could (as opposed to waiting for the next fall set) and that next set was Urza’s Legacy.

This irks me.


Canadian politics, ladies and gentlemen.

Even if you’re not Canadian, you really should watch this. It’s half hilarious and half depressing.