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Thanks! Guess all that art history I took a while back is good for something!

Personally I was never really a Birth of Venus fan until I saw it in person. As with a lot of paintings, it really loses a significant bit of its emotion when viewing it in a textbook or on a computer screen.

October 11, 2020 10:49 p.m.

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Seb McKinnon is my guy! His art is always so hauntingly beautiful, and I'm especially a fan of his more surreal pieces. Here are some of my favorites:

October 16, 2020 3:32 p.m.

It just has to do with what is considered socially acceptable within a given culture. Art in general is super subjective, but enough people have decided that these classics look nice (and are considered the works of masters) that it has become widely accepted within that culture.

It's really hard to pin down when something widely accepted by a culture, it's usually a really gradual process. I kind of like the quote from the Hon. Potter Stewart during a case on defining obscene material, "I know it when I see it." I think the things that are acceptable in society work that way too. If you are a well-adjusted member of said society, you know what is and isn't acceptable by feeling, if not by a strict definition.

Sincere apologies for the long post. My usual brevity felt insufficient to express my thoughts on the topic at hand.

October 11, 2020 10:35 p.m.

I'm not a great one for advice on women, so let's focus on the mats themselves.

You can get whatever you want for use in your own home. This is America (at least I think it is). Just keep it home.

Gameshops are, in general, a much more accepting place of what would be deemed eccentric behavior than other places (as I've said before, I've seen a lot of strange stuff at them). That said, There are usually limits.

It's all about knowing when and where acceptable places are for certain behaviors. That really comes down to you and whatever society you belong to. Bottom line, don't be anti-social. Way too many gamers (in my opinion) are a little too out there for their own good, and it makes more "normal" people uncomfortable and feel less welcome.

October 11, 2020 10:03 p.m.

I don't consider myself a prude or anything, but I've sat across from players with mats like you're describing before and you will 100% get judged for it. I've seen a lot of strange stuff at game shops, but weird sex stuff is where I draw the line. It is still a public place and a business.

October 11, 2020 9:28 p.m.

The secondary, tertiary system doesn't really work like a true hierarchy like you seem to think it does. If a color is secondary, that just means the effect is less common, printed at higher rarity, and or more restricted in that color than in a primary color.

That said, I believe green is considered primary in life gain, and black is considered secondary.

October 11, 2020 12:01 a.m. Edited.

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