A Magic blog about my perspective as a gay man in the MTG community, and about my quest to collect as many merfolk as humanly possible.

Devout Thassan, happily married, and super into Modern.

1st October 2014

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markrosewater:

"Tales from the Pit" #868



This feels like a depression metaphor. And it made me smile. Feeling overwhelmed by your darkness is not liberating or indulgent or cool like when it happens to characters in comics and games. It is scary and you feel like your real self is lost. Nissa is being a good friend, though. I have had a few Nissas in my life this past few months and I have not always been great to them. But I am glad they have been there.

I want to be me again.

markrosewater:

"Tales from the Pit" #868

This feels like a depression metaphor. And it made me smile. Feeling overwhelmed by your darkness is not liberating or indulgent or cool like when it happens to characters in comics and games. It is scary and you feel like your real self is lost. Nissa is being a good friend, though. I have had a few Nissas in my life this past few months and I have not always been great to them. But I am glad they have been there. I want to be me again.

29th September 2014

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solar-citrus:

You would be surprised with how many people in your life could be going through depression at this very moment.  People hide it like a paper bag over their heads out of fear of being judged, made fun of, seen as weak, or just not taken seriously.  Depression should not be taken lightly, it holds us down from our purpose and potential in life.  Those who tell you that it doesn’t exist have never experienced depression in their life, therefore not understanding the symptoms and how it’s something that cannot be fixed in a day!  So if you think you are depressed or if you think you know someone else who is, please talk to a friend, a family member, or anyone else in your life that you trust - never overlook the possibility of seeing a doctor for more professional help!!  Your feelings are real, your feelings are shared upon millions.  Don’t hide it, talk to someone about it.  With the right help, you can rediscover your confidence and begin life anew with our undying love and support!

We are right here!!

I have been dealing with severe depression for months now. I will be honest, it is one of the hardest things I have ever had to deal with and I am not doing so great. I am used to being needed, being the one who takes care of friends and family, and now I am in need and I have felt more lonely and afraid in all my life. I really needed to see this today.

Source: solar-citrus

29th September 2014

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islamicbutterflies:

islamicbutterflies:

I don’t get help because I am the helper.
I’m sure I’m not the only person who can relate to this. You’re the friend who helps everyone, gives them advice when they need it, tells them they’re perfect when they feel ugly, and help them with their relationships even though you’ve never been in one yourself. But then the time comes around for you to be sad, for you to need help, and they’re not there to give it. Sure, sometimes you may not tell people you need help when you need it, but when you do tell everyone just ignores the fact and continues on with their lives like you don’t matter. And then the next day they come to you for more help.
I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t even care if I get their help or not. I wouldn’t even know what to do if they did offer help, I’ve never been on the other side of the relationship and I would feel out of place if I was. I’ve become better at dealing with my feelings and problems myself rather than telling anyone or even anything.

Feeling this right now

islamicbutterflies:

islamicbutterflies:

I don’t get help because I am the helper.

I’m sure I’m not the only person who can relate to this. You’re the friend who helps everyone, gives them advice when they need it, tells them they’re perfect when they feel ugly, and help them with their relationships even though you’ve never been in one yourself. But then the time comes around for you to be sad, for you to need help, and they’re not there to give it. Sure, sometimes you may not tell people you need help when you need it, but when you do tell everyone just ignores the fact and continues on with their lives like you don’t matter. And then the next day they come to you for more help.

I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t even care if I get their help or not. I wouldn’t even know what to do if they did offer help, I’ve never been on the other side of the relationship and I would feel out of place if I was. I’ve become better at dealing with my feelings and problems myself rather than telling anyone or even anything.

Feeling this right now

Source: islamicbutterflies

21st September 2014

Question reblogged from Blogatog with 97 notes

pjweisberg said: Prerelease day is also my birthday! Can you give me some trivia about Crovax and Selenia? (The characters, not the cards.)

markrosewater:

When we were making the Weatherlight crew, we wanted to make sure it included every color. For black we loved idea of the team having a vampire , but it seemed like it would be crazy for them to invite a vampire along.

So we came up with a story where Crovax, a nobleman, unleashed an artificial creature from a cursed magical item. And the curse was it made him fall madly in love with the creature. We thought it would be best for that creature to be an angel as they are artificially created. Plus, a vampire in love with an angel sounded cool.

Crovax, because he loves Selenia, frees her only to have her return to her previous owner, Volrath (who had given the cursed item to Crovax’s family in the first place). Selenia flees to Rath but it is the bond between the two that allows Crovax to lead the Weatherlight to the nexus that allows them to travel to Rath.

This link is also the reason that Volrath is aware of the Weatherlight and sends the predator with Greven il-Vec to stop them. Selenia’s link to Crovax, by the way, is the “whisper of the muse” (which explains the art on the card).

When the crew is in Volrath’s stronghold rescuing Sisay, Karn, Tahngarth and Takara, they are attacked on a bridge by Selenia. Crovax, defending Mirri, has no choice but to kill Selenia thus completing the curse turning him into a vampire.

As he’s now part of the crew, they have to accept him and voila there’s a vampire on the crew. Note in the original story we created Crovax doesn’t turn evil and doesn’t kill Mirri.

And that is probably more than you wanted to know about Crovax and Selenia.

Happy Birthday!

The story of Crovax and Selenia— or as the wee guildlings may know them, “who?”— in a nutshell.

2nd September 2014

Link reblogged from Ask Narset, Enlightened Master with 3 notes

A story →

ask-narset:

Earlier today, while practicing stances on the cliffside, I encountered a mountain lion and a hunter. The hunter shouted to me, “Teacher, you must flee! A mountain lion is nearby! It has killed a boy from the temple!”

I told him I would not flee, for the lion only did as its hungers compelled it…

1st September 2014

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About me

ask-narset:

I am a Khan of Tarkir. I enjoy companionship and solitude in equal amounts. I do not relish combat but I do not fear it, either.

My hobbies include baking, passionate discussion, and staring into open flames until the world makes sense.

What are your hobbies?

15th August 2014

Question

grazzlebrand-deactivated2014100 said: I owe you an apology. I didn't realize you were posting about yourself as apposed to the card. I genuinely didn't mean to hurt you, that said I did and I will take responsibility for that.

Thank you, I appreciate that.

It’s been a hard day. Let’s leave it at that.

15th August 2014

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Oh my God, I fucking get it, you people have answers to the card True-Name Nemesis.

It was clearly a goddamn mistake to make a personal post that tied in to the theme of my blog. Heaven forbid someone try and fucking motivate themselves after a horrible day.

I fucking hate this website.

15th August 2014

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masonraus:

grazzlebrand:

truenamenemesis:

A note to those in my life that try to weaken me and destroy me: you can’t. If you want to fuck with me, you are going to have to destroy everything.

Unless they have a board wipe.


Or council’s judgment



*sighs*

ENTIRELY not the point of the fucking post.

masonraus:

grazzlebrand:

truenamenemesis:

A note to those in my life that try to weaken me and destroy me: you can’t. If you want to fuck with me, you are going to have to destroy everything.

Unless they have a board wipe.

Or council’s judgment

*sighs* ENTIRELY not the point of the fucking post.

Source: truenamenemesis

15th August 2014

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grazzlebrand:

truenamenemesis:

A note to those in my life that try to weaken me and destroy me: you can’t. If you want to fuck with me, you are going to have to destroy everything.

Unless they have a board wipe.



I feel like that would fall under “destroy everything”.

But this is what I get for making a personal post.

grazzlebrand:

truenamenemesis:

A note to those in my life that try to weaken me and destroy me: you can’t. If you want to fuck with me, you are going to have to destroy everything.

Unless they have a board wipe.

I feel like that would fall under “destroy everything”. But this is what I get for making a personal post.

Source: truenamenemesis