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  2. lol. I am always here, this is one of my opened tabs. I did have to get that off my chest, so thanks for listening
  3. Ummm ... welcome back. Has this whole Covid pandemic thing got you down and feeling irritable? That's ok. Let it all out here. You're among friends*. * friends = anonymous strangers on the internet who will make fun of you for your strongly held beliefs and opinions.
  4. Last week
  5. That's the word that comes to mind when I heard the decision to cancel the college football season. Spinless, scared cowards. There is no logical reason to cancel the season now. Maybe if more data comes up or if something changes, but not today. Don't tell me they will play in spring. What will change between now and then? Do they expect the virus to go away? Do they expect players to play 2 seasons in one calendar year? That is insane. Don't tell me its for the players safety. Am I supposed to believe that players will be safer left to their own devices rather than a regimented routine with like minded others preparing for a goal? This decision was made by a small group of people who ignored the data (18-24 year olds with no preexisting conditions are at a minimal risk, roughly equivalent to the flu), who ignored the players (they want to play), who ignored the coaches (they want to play). How many college athletes have been hospitalized with covid? I would sure like to know that number. If you work through the math of every reason you can think of NOT to play, it ends in the same place ... fear. What about those players that are uncomfortable and don't want to play. The answer is simple, let the sit. The self inflicted economic calamity that is about to hit colleges will be devastating. Not just to football or athletics, but to the colleges themselves. This will have a vast domino effect with numerous unforeseen consequences. Do these people even understand the repercussions of their decision to the people they made the decision for? As an athlete, you put in work. Day in, day out, you work. You prepare your body, you prepare mentally, you bond with team mates. Every year of athletics is a precious, irreplaceable gift. Its value is priceless and you can NEVER get it back once its taken. How many of you played sports, even high school? Think back if you had a season wiped by a decision somebody else made without your input because they were afraid. I feel terrible for these kids. Their opportunity to compete, to fail, to succeed, to live the life they choose has been taken away. Cowards.
  6. It's a Magic for Normies Birthday celebration extravaganza!! To celebrate Zuby and Pixie's birthday, they decided to have a charity stream to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association! There was some Magic the Gathering discussion: EDH, the emergency standard bans, & Double Masters. Since it was a birthday party, of course they had to play games! Quiplash with chat and trying out Fall Guys! They set a donation goal for the stream, and if that goal was met during the stream, they got pies in the face at the end of that night! Watch to see if they met their donation goal! The show was live-streamed on Twitch, but here's the replay for your viewing pleasure! You can also find an audio-only version of the show on the Magic with Zuby podcast, found on iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, and most other podcast platforms! To watch the streams LIVE, follow on Twitch! https://www.twitch.tv/pixiekittenplays You can find Zuby on twitter: https://twitter.com/MagicwithZuby and twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/magicwithzuby Be sure to visit my sponsor, Cardsphere! Hands down, it's the best place on the internet to buy and sell paper MTG cards! https://www.cardsphere.com Also, check out my sponsored affiliate, Inked Gaming, for all your gaming supply needs at http://inkedgaming.com/pixiekitten or http://bit.ly/2S1bEKz You can also pick up a sweet Magic for Normies playmat on Inked Gaming here: https://www.inkedgaming.com/products/... Follow me on Twitter! https://www.twitter.com/PKP_magic Enjoying my videos? You can send me a tip and let me know! https://ko-fi.com/pixiekittenplays Love my content? Check out my Patreon and consider becoming a patron! https://www.patreon.com/pixiekittenplays All my links in one place: https://pixiekittenplays.home.blog/ View the full article
  7. So everyone knows about the standard bans. Today we discuss the deeper implications for such bans and go over a brief history of them in Standard. Is this good for the long term health of the game? What does this say to players who play paper rather than digital? You can support Magic With Zuby on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/magicwithzuby Magic with Zuby can be found at: Twitter: @magicwithzuby Gmail: mtgzuby@gmail.com Magic With Zuby is sponsored by the following: Legitmtg.com: Order any Magic singles or sealed product that is over $2 and get free shipping to anywhere within the United States! View the full article
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  9. I so rarely ever watch TV or movies ... so this may be not completely unmentionable. The Old Guard 7.5 - 8 / 10 Clearly of comic book origin (it is). To be fair, those more knowledgeable than me in that medium may say that its origin is a trilogy of graphic novels, not a comic. I say, "Potato / tomato." Kind of felt like a social justice action flick that includes a dominating female lead (Charlize Theron), racially diverse cast, gender diverse good-guy characters, rich corporate CEO bad guy, lots of nameless/faceless/generic white men dressed in military garb get killed ... err ... what they deserved. Several illogical plot holes created in the interest of providing action and entertainment. And ... I guess that's just modern movie making marketing ... leave the audience wanting more.
  10. Traditionally, schools are germ factories. So I agree, it'll take massive changes to keep disease transmission low. And the little ones are likely to bring something home for grandma. To live the apocryphal curse ... we live in interesting times. Side note: that apocryphal curse is traditionally attributed to have a Chinese origin, but no record of such has ever been found. I'll just stop there so as not to offend any resident conspiracy theorists.
  11. So school is about to start and for those of us with kids how are you handling it? My two will be staying home and doing a virtual school. I just don't see how they can make the schools safe enough to keep it out. It will get into the schools and spread. I give schools til Labor Day.
  12. This week we brought on Magic Arena Streamer JD Greenidge! We had an awesome discussion of his MTG playing and streaming career and talked about a lot of in depth topics. Please help me welcome JD Greenidge to the show! JD can be found: Twitter: https://twitter.com/dablacksplash Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/jdgreenidge You can support Magic With Zuby on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/magicwithzuby Magic with Zuby can be found at: Twitter: @magicwithzuby Gmail: mtgzuby@gmail.com Magic With Zuby is sponsored by the following: Legitmtg.com: Order any Magic singles or sealed product that is over $2 and get free shipping to anywhere within the United States! View the full article
  13. It's episode 10 of Magic for Normies! In this episode, Zuby and Pixie discuss Magic Arena the state of the game updates, and what changes are going to be coming to Arena. They also talk about each of their Magic "origin" stories and how they started out their Magic journies! Zuby discusses how he goes about building a new EDH and gives some tips and pointers to those who may be newer to EDH deck building (Pixie, take notes!). As always, they play a game, and this time it's Fact of Fiction! Check out part 2 of this stream, where Pixie and Zuby play a paper game of Jumpstart to try it out for the first time! Jumpstart game video link is here: https://youtu.be/gJTol87z2ng The show was live-streamed on Twitch, but here's the replay for your viewing pleasure! You can also find an audio-only version of the show on the Magic with Zuby podcast, found on iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify, and most other podcast platforms! To watch the streams LIVE, follow on Twitch! https://www.twitch.tv/pixiekittenplays You can find Zuby on twitter: https://twitter.com/MagicwithZuby and twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/magicwithzuby Be sure to visit my sponsor, Cardsphere! Hands down, it's the best place on the internet to buy and sell paper MTG cards! https://www.cardsphere.com Also, check out my sponsored affiliate, Inked Gaming, for all your gaming supply needs at http://inkedgaming.com/pixiekitten or http://bit.ly/2S1bEKz You can also pick up a sweet Magic for Normies playmat on Inked Gaming here: https://www.inkedgaming.com/products/... Follow me on Twitter! https://www.twitter.com/PKP_magic Enjoying my videos? You can send me a tip and let me know! https://ko-fi.com/pixiekittenplays Love my content? Check out my Patreon and consider becoming a patron! https://www.patreon.com/pixiekittenplays All my links in one place: https://pixiekittenplays.home.blog/ View the full article
  14. Hey all we are back from our little break. This week was a bit of a casual episode in which we discussed what I was up to and some other thoughts on the situation of the world and some stuff I'm currently working on for the podcast. You can support Magic With Zuby on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/magicwithzuby Magic with Zuby can be found at: Twitter: @magicwithzuby Gmail: mtgzuby@gmail.com Magic With Zuby is sponsored by the following: Legitmtg.com: Order any Magic singles or sealed product that is over $2 and get free shipping to anywhere within the United States! View the full article
  15. Updated prices: Grim Tutor: $15 Ugin, the Spirit Dragon: $25 Containment Priest: $0.60 Azusa, Lost but Seeking: $8 Fabled Passage: $6 Heroic Intervention: $5 Massacre Wurm: $4 Scavenging Ooze: $1 Banesalyer Angel: $3
  16. Despite the great strides Hello Games has made in developing No Man's Sky, I suspect they will get eclipsed as a has-been when or if Star Citizen is ever released. I'm sure other games do this genre better, and some worse (I'm looking at you, Planet Nomads), but evidence indicates a latent demand exists for a yet to be released truly great example of this type of game - one that includes a lot of polish and few bugs. When that day arrives, that title (whatever it is), will certainly dominate the sci-fi exploration/simulation market ... much like WoW did with online fantasy MMOs. Just my two copper ...
  17. I had a play for free month back in May and tried it. It was ok but the controls were very clunky to me. Astroneer or Stationeer both had better control with Astro being the best of the 3 IMO. Thou Sky has the most area to explore. All in all it was ok/good but there are other games that I already own that give me the same type of game play.
  18. A couple updates later ... (yeah, I've been lackadaisical about this) ... the latest update, Desolation, includes new space encounters along with other QOL features. A previous update added cross-play for all game platforms (i.e., PC, PS, XBox) so those of you who purchased on Steam can now play with those dirty GoG peasants (provided they set their network options to allow it). Complete notes on the latest Desolation Update are ... here. And a video left here for your entertainment ... (disclosure: I haven't played this or any of the latest updates since well before my last post on this topic, so I can't speak for the current state of game stability on your machine. I merely provide this update notification as a public service for those of you who may not have heard.)
  19. I have been working from home for years. It is a mindset otherwise you risk feeling like you are at work all the time. I try to separate my work space from my place space and that seems to help. Friends and family are going good. Ohio has been slowly reopening. Its a mixed bag. Some folks aren't doing anything different and continuing life as normal. Others are still holing up and not doing much. I personally feel like the situation is going to be fluid for quite some time and we need to learn to live with it. But that's just me.
  20. I worked remotely after my relocation (mandatory requirement) and didn't like it all that much. I found I was much more productive actually going in to the office even if there weren't others there. There were too many distractions at home, and I didn't feel like I ever really got away from work even in off hours. So now I go in along with a small handful of others, and we take all the precautions such as socially distancing and sanitizing surfaces. I prefer having two separate environments: work and home.
  21. Just checkin' in. I've been finding work under these conditions far more challenging than i was expecting. I'm exhausted by 5pm most days, and still feel like i'm doing lees work than i was back in Feb.
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