Since you asked the thread to be closed, I figured out a work around that would at least move it to the "answered questions" section. Not much more I can do than that; maybe someone else will be able to do more. Again, apologies for the accidently increasing a problem.
To answer the question you posed on my wall, I have read a few studies on the subject (one of my undergrad fields of study was sociology--though that in no way qualifies me as an expert) and can really only say that it is an incredibly complex issue. The problem is we now have to counteract generations of unconscious and/or systemic bias on the basis of gender, race, sexuality, religion, or any other group which receives unfair treatment for reasons irrelevant to their actual abilities.
Best thing we can do is focus on ensuring educators try and teach the importance of equality, and avoid their own unconscious bias influencing students. Focus on having pop culture that is inclusive, with films, books, and television--particularly blockbusters and other entertainment sources children would be exposed to. Have advertising focus on promoting healthy body images. Things like that.
For adults, they can be educated as to their particular flaws and biases, and they can work to counteract said issues.
Between those two--educating a better generation of new children, and being cognizant of our own internal issues--hopefully we can make the world a better place for everyone.
Luckily, society has been improving in all of the above. Hopefully within our lifetimes, we will see a new generation--maybe not the currently growing one, but perhaps the one following--where people are not judged on their gender or other factors, and are free to be judged on their actual merits--their personal skills and their personal strength of character.
October 12, 2020 4:58 p.m.
Oh, since responding on the thread is evidently impossible both before and after I broke it, I wanted to take a moment to address the question you posed to Daedalus, since I think it is an important issue and one that should be laid to rest.
There is plenty of evidence that art depicting hyper-sexualised females in art is problematic for children. For male children, seeing such art engrains in them that it is appropriate to objectify women, which can cause a whole host of problems. For female children, such images can create all kinds of body positivity issues, and the mental and physical health issues that can occur as a result.
October 12, 2020 12:20 p.m.
As a note, if you are looking for your recent thread, I accidently moved it to Rules Q&A. I was trying to open the Edit panel to see if it had any info I could give you about the posts not showing up and I accidently hit the button that moved it to Rules Q&A (one of my cats likes to bump into my phone when she's hungry, and the buttons are next to one another).
I can't open it anymore in Rules Q&A, but I sent yeaGO a note to see if they can fix it.
October 12, 2020 11:28 a.m.
What I meant is that I’ve had the conversation so much that what I said is practically scripted. XD
October 11, 2020 11:29 p.m.
Ok. I will admit, that part was a bit canned. I’ve hand that kind of conversation one Reddit a lot. I wish you luck in your situation and hope you find yourself a partner. I’m glad you have some of the sense some folks lack.
October 11, 2020 11:22 p.m.
Sometimes people are just jerks - an unfortunate fact of existence. Can’t do much about it other than ignore it. Here is hoping they won’t bother you again.
October 10, 2020 10:43 p.m.
Hey. Your card is great, and no one should be rude to you for trying to find fun new things to do.
Keep creating. And thank you for letting us have input!
October 10, 2020 10:38 p.m.
Yikes. Sorry someone decided to target you with trolling. I muted them; hopefully they will not return.
October 10, 2020 8:24 p.m.
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VampDemigod, in that case, I do not believe that it would be wise to provide my opponents with such great card advantage, so I shall keep the well in my deck, and save the font for another deck, such as one with Nekusar, the Mindrazer as the general.
October 16, 2020 11:15 p.m.
I meant to say "cast" in my previous post.
October 16, 2020 12:17 p.m.
LeaPlath, that is a great idea; since Kamigawa is still very high on the Rabiah Scale, it would be more sensible to return there in a supplemental set, rather than in a standard-legal set
EleshNornsFs, is that sarcasm? I cannot tell on an internet forum.
October 16, 2020 12:07 p.m.
Massacar, I am glad to hear you say that, but I would like to receive further responses before I make my final decision on that matter.
Also, the well immediately replaces itself, which the font does not, so is that worth an additional two mana, or is it better to coast the permanent as soon as possible?
October 16, 2020 12:06 p.m.
In this set, I would like to see Nimbus Maze have a complete cycle, in addition to the battle lands and horizon lands having their cycles completed, as well; I know that that is not likely to occur, but it still would be nice.
A card of Kyodai, O-Kagachi's daughter, would also be great, since she had a brief but significant role in the story of the Kamigawa block.
Red Sun's Zenith is the only card in that cycle that has never been reprinted, so it would be nice to have a reprint of it in this set, and the same is true for Beacon of Creation and Beacon of Immortality, as well.
Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor, can you imagine how powerful she may have been if she had been a planeswalker as Phage?
October 15, 2020 11:04 p.m.
A rumor has started that WotC is, in fact, returning to Kamigawa, which would be some of the most awesome news that this game has had in a long time, except that the rumor also states that the set shall have a steampunk/cyberpunk theme, which would completely alter the plane and essentially turn it into an entirely new plane that bears little resemblance at all to the Kamigawa that many players love and to which they wish to return.
Since this is nothing more than a rumor, at this time, I hope that it is not true, and that, if this game does return to Kamigawa, the plane still bears some resemblance to its original incarnation.
What does everyone else say about this? Have you heard about this rumor, and do you believe that it may be real?
October 15, 2020 10:56 p.m.
October 15, 2020 10:24 p.m.
Since every user here has advised me to switch those cards, I shall do so.
October 14, 2020 9:43 p.m.
October 14, 2020 9:43 p.m.
In my Kynaios and Tiro deck, I have numerous cards that make all players draw cards, but I am contemplating replacing Font of Mythos with Smothering Tithe, since I need to help myself more than I help any other player, and that deck already has plenty of cards that provide further card drawing. I originally was considering replacing Mind's Eye with Smothering Tithe, but I am too fond of the eye to remove it from the deck.
October 14, 2020 5:58 p.m.
Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor, that makes me wonder why Jeska's spark did not ignite when she died and was reborn as Phage, or when Kamahl struck her down, since those were both life-threatening situations.
October 13, 2020 7:42 p.m.
The bag arrived, today, and it is soft and cushioned, yet still sturdy; as long as I treat it delicately, it should not rip or tear.
All of my dice easily fit in the bag, and it still has some spare space, so I shall purchase some more dice for it; the bag has seven compartments, and the center compartment is the largest, so I put my d6's in that space, since I have more of them than of any other type of dice. I put the remaining dice-d4's, d8's, d10's, d12's, and d20's-in the remaining compartments, in increasing order by size, and I used the remaining pocket for my planar dice, my spindown d20's, and my 3D-printed life counter. Best of all, the bag stands freely on a flat surface and will not spill over, unless someone were to push it, so I feel that this bag is a marvel of engineering, and should definitely make other players admire me for it.
Overall, I am very pleased with this bag, and it was absolutely worth the money that I spent on it, although I do believe that it could have cost $5.00 less.
October 13, 2020 5:28 p.m.
There have been some leaks, today, but I shall not provide links to them, since that is not allowed, but I can still mention them, here.
The new version of Jeska is nice, but why is she mono-red? She shifted to black as Phage the Untouchable, and then was all fives colors when she merged with Akroma to form Karona, False God, so I feel that she should have had an additional color. Also, given her prominent status in the story and fame among the fans, I find her card to be slightly underwhelming especially considering that she is useless outside of EDH format.
It is nice to finally have a card of Tevesh Szat, and he does not disappoint, given how important he is to the story, expect that I feel that his final ability is extremely overpowered, but at least I can take comfort from the idea that he will instantly be a target for all opponents, and is also useless outside of EDH format.
October 13, 2020 5:18 p.m.
Since most users agree that a cost of 0 mana makes this card too powerful, I increased it by 1, as seen, here:
Rust Bucket Show
,, sacrifice rust bucket: destroy target artifact.
Now what do you think of it? Should I decrease the activation cost, or leave that as it is?
October 13, 2020 5:11 p.m.
The phrase "rust bucket" is too good to not make a card with that name, so here is what I have conceived:
Rust Bucket Show
,, sacrifice rust bucket: destroy target artifact.
What does everyone else think of this card? It has a very simple and straightforward effect, and can be used only once, unless a play has a way to return it from their graveyard.
October 12, 2020 11:12 p.m.
Daedalus19876, you make an excellent point, and this is a humbling experience, for me, because I have always thought of myself as being better than the type of men that you and other users here are describing, but this thread is evidence that I am behaving exactly like that type of men.
Again, however, since you mentioned not showing such material around children, I must ask, is there any evidence that depictions of nudity and sexuality cause any psychological harm to children?
October 12, 2020 7 a.m.
Chandra585, that does make sense, and I can understand your perspective on the matter, plus, I already have two playmats, so I do not need another one, yet.
October 11, 2020 11:27 p.m.
Which part was "canned," to use your word? Was it something that I said or something that you said?
October 11, 2020 11:25 p.m.
VampDemigod, in the artwork that I have been mentioning, the woman does not have a draconic head; she has golden-green skin, glowing emerald green eyes, and massive draconic wings, and is standing triumphantly atop a tall mountain with green lightning crackling from her hands, essentially a homage to the original artwork on Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker.
Chandra585, in that case, what about the other piece of artwork that I mentioned? Would that also be equally offensive?
October 11, 2020 11:19 p.m.
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