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Posted on June 20, 2022, 7:20 a.m. by KasminaCompleted

So , with Strixhaven having only just come out a year ago , and with these kinds of things having a trickle-down effect that necessarily takes a bit of time to coordinate , does anybody else find giant STRIX STRIX STRIX and PROJECT STRIX signs in media anywhere? Ka .

EDIT: The gif that i posted isn·t showing up when i reload the page , so here·s the ref on YouTuBe (@1:03):

And here·s the .gif so yu can gaze at its glory:

And in the anime they actually specifically call it PROJECT STRIX sooo

Caerwyn says... #2

The word “Strix” was not invented by Wizards and references a Greek mythological owl-like creature attested to as early as 400 BC. It is a creature associated with ill-omens, witches, and other forms of malevolence.

The connections you are noting are all but certainly coincidences - different franchises making a reference to the same mythological creature is hardly unheard of.

June 20, 2022 8:30 a.m.

Well , the inspiration for the term Strix refers to a specific kind of person-to-person interaction . Namely , it was to recognize the necessity of people that work in high-stakes situations (e.g. a Multiversity where a critical fail during entrance exams could kill you) having to do bad things to their friends in order to survive .

The formula works on the typical "Three Strikes" (Strikes?Have Na) model , where (Including Sa or not including Sa?) if you can either turn your last strike into a positive given the outcome of a fourth action , or if you can use a fourth action to demonstrate that you had intended to deceive them for their own good , even if the person was really hard-ball about it you might be allowed back into their good graces . And if you weren·t , you could always go to Strixhaven .

Naturally , this idea caught on with the Intelligence Community , who often have to employ things like double- and triple- and even octuple-agents , hence this being a Spy anime . We·ve been seeing little quips and references here and there that suggest that there are some MtG players among the people that write Manga or produce them into Anime , yet this is the first anime to really broadcast it big and bright like this .

It shouldn·t be surprising to learn that something as kyodai as MtG influences other media . The film Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul , for instance , depicts the blue-aligned New Phyrexians casting Vivisection on Reg . New Phyrexia was 11 years ago , and MiA:DotDS came out 2 years ago , so obviously the fanbase has been there for long enough for the pipeline to be firmly established now .

June 20, 2022 1:11 p.m.

Epidilius says... #4

Well, a quick Google search shows that Spy x Family has been releasing since 2019 and that Strixhaven released 2021, so that theory is kaput.

June 20, 2022 1:48 p.m.

shadow63 says... #5

Dude you ok? If this wasn't a post about cardboard I'd be seriously concerned for your mental well being

June 20, 2022 2:02 p.m.

KL185 says... #6

How are all of your apostrophes middle dots? Actually how is the spelling this terrible? Ka

June 20, 2022 5:45 p.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #7

I have zero knowledge here, in terms of who this user is on a personal level, but English may not be their first language.

I'm trying to not make judgements, but just be aware that not everyone is fluent in this language. As for the "Ka", if I am to be honest, that reminds me of Да, in Russian.

According to Google, "Ka" is a means of asking a question for those learning Japanese. The character, か, is what is actually used. However Ka can be used in place of it, for English alphabets. Much like how Dah can be in place of Да.

So just be aware that this user may not be fluent in English, and we shouldn't expect them to be - if that is the case.

June 20, 2022 10:09 p.m.

KL185 says... #8

Now i feel like a wanker

June 20, 2022 11:29 p.m.

is Loha , is Scandinavian aboriginal language . ha , we use "Ka" at the end of sentences when a question .

June 21, 2022 1:02 a.m.

Loha very different from English is .

Loha: "DhSaTBaKiK" English trans.: "Death Architecture of Ba Ki" , i.e. "Baki·s Curse"

there only one scrap of Loha on the internet is , here:

back in Homelands our Orders talked with WotC about using Scandinavian Aboriginal in Magic , it took them 20 years tho Kaldheim·s angels , their makeup , the weapons , the clothes , that is all us . then something happened and communications fell apart , they kept burning bridges over and over again , now we do not trust them with our culture anymore .

June 21, 2022 1:27 a.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #11

So according to Google, the Sámi are the "aboriginal" people you speak of, and they speak Finno-Ugric, which is a grouping of 38 languages set within their region and culture.

Loha is Hindi for Iron, with translations dating back toward Sanskrit meaning more "brown" metals, such as copper, brass and iron.

And the only language that Google says ends questions in "Ka" are Japanese dialects, as I mentioned above.

So I am assuming this is some sort of cosplay-type thing going on here, yes? Especially with mentioning Homelands and Kaldheim, both of which are MTG sets?

June 21, 2022 1:43 a.m.

Ize19 says... #12

I think you're onto something TypicalTimmy, especially since Baki's Curse is a Sorcery from Homelands.

June 21, 2022 4:15 a.m.

Please do not tell me what my culture is and isn·t . We stayed underground on purpose , yu won·t find us on Google .

June 21, 2022 7:37 a.m.

Caerwyn says... #14

Let’s try to get this back on topic - though I am not sure how feasible a request that is. The simple reality is that all evidence points to coincidence - you have not responded substantively to the fact that a Strix is a 2,400 year-old mythical creature, predating both Magic and the Anime, nor have you responded to Epidilius’s comment that the anime in question predates Strixhaven itself.

It is very likely that Magic has had influences on fantasy writers, having been around for almost two decades now, but your particular example does not seem to be a Magic reference.

June 21, 2022 8:26 a.m.

unfortunately , i can only respond at this time , "Lim" .

June 21, 2022 9 a.m.

Ok . Hear me out on this , and try to follow along with this chain of causality . Sa i·m putting this in Speculation because i·m speculating , here .

I·m trying to use my best English here ok ! English is not my first language .

So we·ve got KayaKing , and after that is LaCrosse , and it goes Marathon , Netball , Offroading .

Muraganda is a plane that was teased waaay back in Future Sight (2007 May 04) with the card Muraganda Petroglyphs , showing cave paintings , and Imperiosaur , featuring a dinosaur .

Muraganda Petroglyphs


It was later featured in the supplementary product Planechase (2009 Sep 04) .

Feeding Grounds

Both Future Sight cards were reprinted in Time Spiral Remastered , which came out just last year (2021 Mar 19) .

So , what we know about Muraganda is that it takes place in Dino World .

Now ! We·ve got Neon Genesis Kamigawa (2022 Feb 18) , which , with cards like Okiba Reckoner Raid , featured literal Biker Rodents from a Martial World (recognizing the Martial nature of the Samurai caste , and the root word of Martial is Mars) , and the box art for Booster Packs featured a 1:1 replica of the Biker Mice From Mars villain The Executioner (S01E01 @ 18:39) . So there·s that !

And then , for Streets of New Capenna (2022 Apr 29) (which , as recently as 2020 Oct , was supposed to be Streets of New Celesta) , the set symbol is a 1:1 replica of Throttle·s tattoo , from Biker Mice From Mars .

Streets of New Capenna

Throttle·s Tattoo

Following? Ka . Ok . Let·s go . It·s time to Rock and Ride .

In the Biker Mice From Mars episode Biker Knights of the Round Table (S03E01/2 @ 37:26) there is a shot of the Four Protagonists getting into a time machine . The time machine displays a Royal Crest (KayaKing) , a The Cross (LaCrosse) , and then a Brontosaurus (Marathon) .

Given this exact chain of causality , i think that Marathon is going to be Muraganda !

Now ! That said ,

Wizards loves teasing future sets . With cards like Upriser Renegade featuring a girl with a 1920·s Pompadour haircut in Neon Genesis Kamigawa , there are always cards in each set that give hints about what the next set will be . So there should be StoneAge-looking stuff in the most recent sets , right? Ka . Lemme load up Gatherer .

In Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur·s Gate , there·s:

· Cultivate , which shares a similar art style to Muraganda Petroglyphs

· Draconic Muralists (Mura)

·Propaganda (Ganda)

· and Wayfarer·s Bauble , which has petrified dinosaur claw in it

And then in Double Masters 2022:

· Wall of Omens features a cave fresco covered in vines .

· Terminate features a Pterodon .

· Allosaurus Shepherd features an Allosaurus (in a non-Jungle setting) .

There·s also a card with a Tricerotops sed that one·s from Ixalan .

Sa i think the Allosaurus Shepherd is significant because Ixalan was the other dinosaur set and it took place on a Tropical Island .

Alright ! Let·s go from Speculation Territory right into Baseless Speculation .

It is my personal prediction that Muraganda is going to be a Super Mario Bros. set .

While the original Mario Bros games for the NES only had King Koopa and the Koopa Troopas in it , Super Mario Bros. for the SNES took place in ... a Dino World . There were loads of bad guys that were dinosaurs , and the landscape , of the first couple worlds at a minimum , were designed to look prehistoric .

That·s just my prediction , tho ! Everything else , the evidence is laid out above .

So yeah ! Marathon . Muragand .

Ah .

And with stuff like the Super Mario Bros . Movie (1993) featuring stuff like planar overlays (also covered in the Rathi overlay of Dominaria , circa Invasion (2000 Oct 02)) , and some really neat combinations of dinosaurs and technology , since Wizards loves wacky stuff like that , and with the Super Mario Bros. Movie having come out in the same year as MtG , i just feel like there·s a lot of hard rock for them to dig their Ceremonial Groundbreakers into .

Ride free , Citizens !

June 25, 2022 4:03 p.m.

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