This is a great piece of art.
I would certainly not be ‘compleat' without Elesh Norn.
FLAVOuR - Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite is the Praetor of the White Faction of the Phyrexian dominance of Mirrodin. The white-alligned faction, led by Elesh Norn, believes that Phyrexia must adhere to the teachings of the Father of Machines. They intend to indoctrinate everyone about the truth, even if it means tearing them limb from limb and reattaching the parts into a creation that is worthy of Phyrexia. They are dogmatic, hierarchical, and orthodox in their methods.
Magic: the Gathering - New Phyrexia
New Phyrexia, Set 3 of 3 in the Scars of Mirrodin block. Here’s a sampling of some of the amazing / epic concept illustration from Richard Whitters (lead), Mark Tedin, Chippy, Dave Allsop, Wayne Reynolds, Franz Vohwinkel, and Jeremy Jarvis.
One of these days I want to put together a Phyrexia anthology equivalent to Fragments for Alara and Seasons of Dusk for Innistrad. There’s a lot of material to work with.
Of course, first we’ve got to finish the Innistrad anthology (I should have some good news about that soon!) and then I’ve got to persuade the other M:EMbers that this is actually a worthwhile project, since there actually aren’t that many Phyrexia fans in our ranks besides me.
Anyway, I love this concept art, and I can’t wait to get back to Phyrexia, my first true love of Magic: The Gathering. ALL WILL BE ONE!
Magic: the Gathering - Masks
Thoughtseize, Theros Rare with epic art illustrated by Lucas Graciano.
I found it interesting that we see golden masks on both Ravnica Thrulls as well as the ‘returned’ in Theros. Here’s a bit ‘o’ flavour for comparison.
Theran Returned Masks
When a human dies on Theros, a funerary mask of dark clay is customary, used to “frame” the identity of the deceased for Athreos. So when a mortal destroys his or her identity to leave the Underworld, that mortal must fashion a mask to stand in for it. Gold is the most common material in Erebos’s realm, so it has become customary for the Returned to symbolically replace their funerary masks (and by proxy their identities) with beautifully crafted gold masks that cover their changed faces and function as surrogate, albeit flimsy, identities.
Most thrulls, regardless of their shape, have characteristic gray flesh, and wear golden masks that somewhat hide their hideous faces – these masks are often a sign of the creator’s wealth or status within the Orzhov.
Gawd - that was rather good.
Stormy seas ahead
That’s it that’s the summary of every fire emblem chapter ever
Accurate representation of Pokémon X and Y.
<And in that moment I swear I was Sokka.>
Seriously this fandom needs to stop hating on characters for vague reasons. I understand that in a series like ASOIAF it’s pretty much impossible for everyone to love a character. I mean to be honest there are many “generally loved characters” whom I cannot stand, but I won’t name them here.
But anyhow what I mean is that, there are many characters make a lot shitty mistakes or just act in a way that is deemed totally unacceptable, or is just plain cray cray. But nobody is full evil and there are always reasons behind what they do.
Sansa goes to the queen about her father leaving, because she is a twelve year old who has a crush on Joff and doesn’t want to lose her childhood dream of being queen, and isn’t aware of the consequences of how the world really works. Why? BECAUSE SHE IS TWELVE.
Daenerys’ ignorance comes from not having a “real” parental figure to tell her off, and to teach her of “the ugly truth”. And her self-entitlement comes from growing up with the ideal of her family being at a higher position than “normal humans”.
Melisandre isn’t a power-crazed evil seductress, the reasons for her extreme views is because she wants to save the realm.
Arya Stark’s bitterness towards Sansa in the beginning comes from a natural sibling jealousy of being the “lesser” and “uglier” sister. Her reasons for killing is because she won’t be able to survive on her own otherwise.
Viserys Targaryen’s madness isn’t because he was born as an evil little shit, it’s because his whole family was killed at a young age, and he had to raise his baby sister by himself while he was a still a child himself. And mixed with the Targ gene… Well it can’t end well can it?
Arianne Martell’s reckless behaviour comes from the fact that she was unaware of being promised to Viserys, and that there was evidence which misled her to believing that her father was trying to rob her off her birthright.
Stannis Baratheon’s reason for wanting the throne isn’t for personal glory or power, it’s because of his duty to the realm.
Cersei Lannister’s bitterness comes from being shipped off to a husband who neither respected nor appreciated her.
Joffrey’s madness comes from Robert not giving two shits about him, and Cersei babying him to an extreme extent.
Theon’s rash actions comes from yearning for acceptance and belonging, because he never belonged with any of his families after he was taken as a hostage.
Robert’s bitterness comes from the woman he wanted had ran away with/been kidnapped by a man, who everyone compared to him, and thought of as perfect in comparison.
Tywin’s bitterness comes from his father making a fool out of his family, and his one true love dying in childbirth.
Quentyn’s rash and stupid actions came from him wanting to prove himself since people have pretty much never though much of him.
I can go on and on and on and on and on… And please do note that there are many characters mentioned which I dislike/do not care for whatsoever. But just because I don’t care for a character does not mean that I don’t have an understanding. So please remember that, you may not be able to like everyone, and that is fine. But these are real human characters, with both strengths and flaws. If you dislike a character and want to criticize them, then please do have valid and logical reasons behind it. Thank you and good day.
My Latin text book just told me a lovely tale of a slave killing his master and draining him of blood
holy crap, it’s the dude with the jensen ackles poster
no it’s the dude with the serial killer Latin textbook
Why does everyone mention Eli’s poster but never his post about condoms?
because it will soon be over turned by the name “the boy who killed the bloggers with his textbook”