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by Volafortis
14 Sep 2015, 15:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for SF/Fantasy book recommendations
Replies: 37
Views: 1996

Re: Looking for SF/Fantasy book recommendations

Philip K. Dick. Anything by him, really, but:

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Ubik
A Scanner Darkly
The Man in the High Castle
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said
The Man in the High Castle
by Volafortis
29 Aug 2015, 10:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Books you're reading now
Replies: 1114
Views: 46571

Re: Books you're reading now

Bebop Man wrote:Finishing The Body Artist by Dom DeLillo. I like it, hadn't read anything quite like it in a while.

I've got White Noise by Don DeLillo on my shelf, might have to read that one next.
by Volafortis
25 Aug 2015, 00:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An idea...Let's Nope, the video game
Replies: 13
Views: 1315

Re: An idea...Let's Nope, the video game

When standing still, I assume all characters will be in the default Unity character model pose, correct?
by Volafortis
24 Aug 2015, 21:56
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: So, I built some of the decks from Crapshots 249...
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Re: So, I built some of the decks from Crapshots 249...

The best thing is how for like the first 20 seconds or so, those are all actually Legacy decks.
by Volafortis
24 Aug 2015, 13:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Big Changes
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Re: Big Changes

First off, congratulations! It takes a lot of courage to stand up and claim your identity. The LRR community in general is pretty great and accepting, I know there are a few other trans folk that hang around here (myself among them). So if you ever want to talk to myself or anyone else you find, fee...
by Volafortis
15 Aug 2015, 08:00
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Rise of the Eldrazi Flashback Draft
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Re: Rise of the Eldrazi Flashback Draft

The basic trap of Rise of the Eldrazi is that a vanilla 2/2 for 2 mana is unplayable, instead of playable. You want to focus on building a deck that'll play well in the late game. The set plays battlecruiser magic, where both players throw big haymakers until the other one dies.
by Volafortis
13 Aug 2015, 20:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Books you're reading now
Replies: 1114
Views: 46571

Re: Books you're reading now

I dunno, I suppose I like it because it allows the author to make connections between points in the novel or to world build, or to show related events, whatever, while not breaking the flow of the bulk of the novel or info-dumping through a token info-dump character. Several of my favorite parts of ...
by Volafortis
13 Aug 2015, 13:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Books you're reading now
Replies: 1114
Views: 46571

Re: Books you're reading now

House of Leaves is definitely one of the best books I've read in the past year. It sets the atmosphere absolutely perfectly, and all of the characters are incredibly well written. Beyond that, it's truly unnerving and suspenseful and the formatting, while some may claim it's a gimmick, I feel it doe...
by Volafortis
07 Aug 2015, 00:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Books you're reading now
Replies: 1114
Views: 46571

Re: Books you're reading now

I just started it, so I can't say much about it, but I've enjoyed what I've read so far. Really enjoying 1Q84. Just had the reveal of how the stories intersect. Thanks for the recommendation Volafortis! Yeah, I've found it has a very nice flow, it's done a very good job of pulling me through the no...
by Volafortis
22 Jul 2015, 08:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Books you're reading now
Replies: 1114
Views: 46571

Re: Books you're reading now

I just started it, so I can't say much about it, but I've enjoyed what I've read so far.
by Volafortis
21 Jul 2015, 20:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Books you're reading now
Replies: 1114
Views: 46571

Re: Books you're reading now

I have a backlog of like 30 books right now, and am probably not going to stop getting new ones ever, so it'll only keep growing.

Currently reading 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami.
by Volafortis
29 Jun 2015, 18:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Chat About Gender and How Biological Sex Isn't Real
Replies: 102
Views: 4884

Re: Let's Chat About Gender and How Biological Sex Isn't Rea

Yeah, John Oliver TOTALLY nailed everything there. He brought up a lot of serious issues the trans community faces, didn't focus exclusively on trans women/celebrities, just an overall spectacular segment on the state of trans rights.
by Volafortis
25 Jun 2015, 16:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Chat About Gender and How Biological Sex Isn't Real
Replies: 102
Views: 4884

Re: Let's Chat About Gender and How Biological Sex Isn't Rea

Yep, AMAB/AFAB are the most common terms used within the trans community to refer to assigned at birth sex, and it's really only relevant in some situations, for instance a trans woman needing her prostate examined. In casual conversation, however, it's best to just avoid saying unless it's somehow ...
by Volafortis
25 Jun 2015, 08:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Chat About Gender and How Biological Sex Isn't Real
Replies: 102
Views: 4884

Re: Let's Chat About Gender and How Biological Sex Isn't Rea

I don't believe anyone in the thread is trying to claim that chromosomes don't exist, because obviously they do. The issue is the ambiguity of the term "Biological" because there are multiple biological determining factors of gender and sex. Most people who try to pin down "biological...
by Volafortis
24 Jun 2015, 20:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This thread is so gay
Replies: 6588
Views: 156439

Re: This thread is so gay

I might go briefly to Twin Cities Pride this weekend, so that might be fun, depends on how much free time I find myself with while I'm in the cities. Beyond that, nothing much going on with my bisexuality. Going back to school this fall though, so I might actually get to form an LGBT peer group, so ...
by Volafortis
15 Jun 2015, 21:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jurassic World (May Contain Spoilers)
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: Jurassic World (May Contain Spoilers)

Ugh, I thought it was awful. Every single plot point in the film relies on the characters making bad decisions or deus ex machina. Warning, my entire post is spoilers. Thar be spoilers (and a bit of a rant): The characters didn't feel like real people, they felt like exaggerated caricatures foll...
by Volafortis
02 Jun 2015, 22:06
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 228016

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

You want to be on the play. That way you have mana advantage for casting your counters/removal.
by Volafortis
31 May 2015, 21:21
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: A game called "Identify lands in Jer's Phelddagrif deck"
Replies: 15
Views: 892

Re: A game called "Identify lands in Jer's Phelddagrif deck"

Here's my crack at it 1. Temple of the False God 2. City of Brass 3. Vivid Meadow 4. Slippery Karst 5. Gemstone Mine 6. Island 7. Vivid Creek 8. Remote Isle 9. Plains 10. Mishra's Factory 11. EDIT: Looks like Rupture Spire (as previously mentioned) 12. Forest 13. Skycloud Expanse 14. Sunpetal Grove...
by Volafortis
30 May 2015, 10:52
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: A game called "Identify lands in Jer's Phelddagrif deck"
Replies: 15
Views: 892

Re: A game called "Identify lands in Jer's Phelddagrif deck"

#3: Vivid Meadow #12: Forest (#282, Limited Edition Beta, Illus. Christopher Rush) #18: Tectonic Edge (FNM Promo) Yes, #20 is Seaside Citadel, not Bant Panorama. #21: Temple Garden (Original Ravnica: City of Guilds printing. The image is slightly horizontally stretched, so it looks wrong, but read t...
by Volafortis
29 May 2015, 20:44
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 228016

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Makes sense. How does the deck seem to run against dredge? Obviously they help you out some by reducing your mana/storm needed, but I think it might be worth sticking in a second Ravenous Trap. Surgical Extraction is good against Dredge, but it's not a game breaker for them, and I like the have at l...
by Volafortis
29 May 2015, 08:13
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 228016

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Oh, I'd never suggest going to 61.

Obviously I don't know the metagame, but your deck list looks well equipped to play through hate with the mainboard Flusterstorms and the ability to Cunning Wish for sideboard tech.
by Volafortis
28 May 2015, 22:04
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Modern Masters 2015 Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 1531

Re: Modern Masters 2015 Discussion

First MM15 draft. I may have drafted something insane like this:
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by Volafortis
28 May 2015, 09:53
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 228016

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

Okay, I know Solidarity can be rough in a meta that packs a lot of disruption, how do you feel about your ability to beat opposing Force of Wills, do you have anything akin to Snap in your sideboard to play through hate bears, like Thalia/Gaddock Teeg? How do you feel about your sideboard in general...
by Volafortis
27 May 2015, 10:15
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 228016

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

How much farther away is it, and how confident are you in your Legacy deck?

I personally would go for the $25 one, but if you have an untested brew, rather than an actual tier deck you're practiced with, I'd recommend the $10 one, as it's likely a better way to just get some deck experience.
by Volafortis
23 May 2015, 07:36
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread
Replies: 8925
Views: 228016

Re: The General Magic: The Gathering Thread

MBS wall the small set of the block, so ideally if you can also find a box of SOM for fairly cheap, that's the best way to draft it. (I feel like New Phyrexia didn't support the themes for the block draft very well, though. I prefer SOM block draft as just 3 SOM or 2 SOM, 1 MBS. Either way, GB Infec...

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