It will have been half a year since a new male servant has been released when the next banner with a new male servant will drop. I expect zero complaints for the rest of the damn year from any of you. If those of us who love the male servants can endure such a famine, all of you can at least eat without whining too much.
Next up I once again explain how almonds are contributing to the extreme drought my state is perpetually facing because smug assholes need their almond milk among other products made with them.
YOU hate Autism Speaks!
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HELL YEAH I DO
Of ALL the collabs FGO could have picked…
Tsukihime or Fate/ strange Fake anyone?
They pick Waltz, with a saberface as event servant.
Yeah just please ignore the VAST amount of unreleased / arcade limited servants y'all have in favor of ANOTHER saberface.
If they’re gonna go for a saberface, at least go for an Arthurface…
The only reason Japan has such a light green color is due to limited space. Japanese people love golf.
This is what Naruto’s Sage Mode was named after.
thinking about how both lancer artorias have so many parallels, in their card arts how lancers sky changes from blue to red while alters goes the opposite, how lancers displays a flag while alter is fighting with her lance, how even in the riyo art of all things has lancer on a battlefield while alter is in the sky, how theyre pretty much carbon copies in every sense, in that both are dreams of what could have been to protect their ideals but were never meant to exist, but the main difference is that even though both are heaven attribute, when lancer uses the spear she strikes from the sky, while alter strikes from the earth. one who ascended herself to godhood and one who descended the lance itself to humanity
bro but like…..the lance is what pins down the world. its not truly a lance but a tower, with the lance just being a useable version of it, the lance is what allows the world to exist because it makes it stable, it doesn’t let the other layers of the planet congeal together. it holds the surface layer (reality) and the reverse side of the world (dreams) apart. lancer and alter are the two extremes, lancer is the reality that holding the lance would cause artoria to lose her humanity, becoming a god and ultimately failing those ideals, that they were never meant to come to fruition because the tale of king arthur, a hero, was ultimately a tragedy. Alter on the other hand is the dream, she doesnt exist in any capacity and has no memories before having claimed the lance, but because the strength of her ideals were so strong they consumed the lance in turn, they sealed that light which held the world together but ultimately ceased to exist as a result, shes just a fleeting dream taking form because thats what humans do the best: they dream and achieve the impossible. the lance came to belongs to artoria and artoria alone because she watched it, the brilliant light she always saw from her tower was her ideals, the light at the end of the world that was the LANCE LISTEN TO ME
-banging pots and pans together- ITS ABOUT THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE WORLD, THE LIGHT THAT SEPARATES DREAMS FROM REALITY, WHAT SEPARATES THE IMPOSSOBILITY OF IDEALS AND THE GRIM REALITY OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A HERO, ABOUT THE TOWER OF DREAMS THAT EXISTS IN A LAND THAT SHOULDNT EXIST, THE LIGHT THAT THEY ALL SAW WAS THE TOWER OF POSSIBILITY, THE LANCE THAT SEPARATES THE WORLD BUT ALSO HOLDS IT TOGETHER LISTEN TO ME LISTEN TO ME
-beating you over the head until you understand- THE TREE OF FANTASY IS LITCHERALLY AN ALIEN RHONGONYMIAD BUT NOT JUST THAT. LOOK AT ALTERS RHONGOMYNIAD. IT HAS 13 SPIKES ON IT. REPRESENTING THE 13 SEALS BUT UNLIKE THE ORIGINAL ONE LANCER HAS WHERE ITS THE KOTR ALL PLACING THE SEALS IT WAS LANCER ALTER HERSELF THROUGH SHEER FORCE OF WILL WHO MADE THOSE 13 SEALS HERSELF SHES THE LITERAL DREAM OF HUMANITY DESTROYING AND SUPPRESSING THE REALITY THAT THREATENS TO MAKE HER DISSAPPEAR SHE REFUSES TO CEASE BECAUSE SHE CAN NOT BE TAKEN OVER. SHE REFUSES TO GIVE UP ON THE HUMANITY THAT ALWAYS KEEPS TRYING, ON THE HUMANITY THAT MIGHT TURN TO EVIL, OR FAIL OR STUMBLE BUT NEVER GIVES UP, SHE CANNOT GIVE UP HER OWN HUMANITY BECAUSE HUMANITY DOESNT GIVE UP ON ITSELF SO IN ORDER TO CONTINUE EXISTING EVEN AS A DREAM SHE FORCES THE LANCE TO SURRENDER, SHE DEGRADES IT INTO A WEAPON FOR HUMANITY
You’re not just speaking the truth, you know how the Nasuverse works at a fundamental level. Rhong is the thing pinning the texture of humanity into place on the surface of the world, and as such, it fulfills the same general purpose as the trees of fantasy. The difference is that the trees are something that comes from afar, the tower was built by both sides of the world. It is the compromise between reality and dream that our world has, so that both may exist simultaneously without harming each other. And now, the trees are trying to rip the compromise to shreds. I’m forseeing the human side of the Rhong builder coalition being the one to show up in Avalon la Fey, Lalter is going to be an ally.
I still don’t understand what happen with stock market and GameStop but seeing rich people get mad about it in 2021 is amazing
There’s a thing that big hedge funds do, where they see a small-time stock that nobody cares about (like, say, a brick-and-mortar game store in the middle of a pandemic when everybody buys online) and they say “we will sell a thousand shares of this that we don’t actually own yet, people will see that we’re selling huge amounts of it and assume we know something they don’t, so they’ll sell all their shares too, the price will go down, and then we can buy up those shares we already sold for a much lower price at the end of the week, thereby meeting all our commitments and pocketing the difference in value’. And this ruins that random company out of nowhere for no reason, and it’s all based on absolutely nothing, but it’s technically legal and it works great because the stock market is a stupid place where things only have value based on whether people expect them to have more or less fake value five seconds from now.
So they pre-sold a huge amount of stock in this supposedly dying game company, drove its stock down from a start of about $20 down to like $3, and life was good for the hedge fund and terrible for everybody else. But they got too greedy. Not only did they “sell” more than they could actually pay for, they sold more than 100% of the company, under the assumption that they could not only obtain the stock in the future for dirt cheap but acquire the same share multiple times and pass it along over to their creditors and over.
Some NEET on reddit noticed that there was an unprecedented drop in the stock of some little company nobody else cared about, and figured out what game was being played. So he got together with a few thousand friends and said ‘hey if we bought up all the shares of this dirt cheap stock and then just refused to let go of it, wouldn’t that be funny?’ And they did. And the market saw that the stock was being bought up in huge numbers, and the price started to go up. And up. I think that it went from $20 to $3 to $380 or something before the markets closed?
So now the hedge fund is in trouble. They’re contractually obligated to pony up all those shares they pre-sold, only instead of getting them for a sixth of what they sold them for, they would have to pay 19 times as much as they got out of the deal. Do they take the L? No. Do they file for bankruptcy? Well, yes, but not just that. They get all their rich friends together and start trying really hard to win anyway.
So first thing that happens is little people aren’t allowed to buy gamestop stock anymore. “It’s for your own good” the brokers insist, “this is to protect you from losing a bunch of money buying into a company that is obviously dying. Feel free to sell back to us any time though.”
Then the news comes along, “these reddit trolls are unamerican, they’re white supremacists, they’re financial terrorists trying to destroy the economy, they’re trump supporters.” Every news company, same story, all at the same time, all saying that rich elites are allowed to manipulate the markets for their own good no matter who they destroy in the process, but if ordinary people try to use those exact same tricks, or react to the hedge funds in a rational way, they must be stopped.
Social media companies rally to prevent anybody involved in this from talking to each other. “We shut them down for hate speech, for incitement to violence” they insist, “it has nothing to do with the fact that rich people are losing money and poor people are getting enough to survive, all this censorship is just for public safety” because we told them that they can censor anything they want to as long as they call it hate speech first. You were probably cheering for the same thing last week when it was aimed at your own enemies.
In the end, one billionaire made a really bad gamble, the internet noticed, and now the entire wall street/government/big tech combined establishment has unified to defend this one stupid jackass and punish all the filthy peasants who dared to think they could participate in the System. The mask has not just slipped, it’s been ripped off and stomped on and we are seeing who everybody really works for all out in public.
best part of the gamestop thing is iirc there were signs gamestop was probably gonna have an upswing if they survived the pandemic anyways. so what r/wallstreetbets did was completely rational, literally just buying low with the hope of later selling high. the fact they did it collectively makes no real difference; stock brokers act collectively all the time.
but rich hedge funds got mad because they wanted to keep gamestop’s prices artificially low so they could keep short-selling it, and they didnt expect a bunch of poor people to organically, spontaneously unite and all do the thing that, again, basic principles of capitalism & the stock market would indicate is the best thing for them to do.
and yet every economist and financial analyst in the nation is saying a bunch of people not only playing by the rules of capitalism but doing so more in the spirit of the rule than most actual stock brokers is a disaster for capitalism.