YMTC Idol 11: Round 1

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Bumping this thread so that it's above the other idol thread.

Also, I edited my submission into one of my previous posts.
A little bit of courage is the real magic.
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If a creature would become untapped, instead you lose 1 life.
"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power." —George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

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Reading all the quotes. Not to look at your cards, but to see what you read.

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Reading all the quotes. Not to look at your cards, but to see what you read.

/bookstore manager 


I'm pleasently surprised someone else used Lovecraft.  Currently I'm re-reading the Wheel of Time series because I forgot everything and the last book makes no sense...Frown.

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That's what happens when an author dies.
Reading all the quotes. Not to look at your cards, but to see what you read.

/bookstore manager 


Shoot, I need to up my ante, Botemps is good, but you already saw that quote.
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Moriok Rigger does absolutely nothing to boost other riggers. You are incorrect.
Moriok Rigger is not a Rigger in print. Only in Errata WHAT NOW! (yes, I did put that phrase in for that exact reason)
Congratulations, they have activated your trap card!
Speaking of authors dying midbook, maybe I should do a Pale King Quote?

Or, from not Pale King:

"They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are quite a bit dicier."

Best motto ever. 

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That is a lovely painting of Richard Garfield. It really brings out his feminine side.
Fate's Plaything -- 
Enchantment -- Aura
Enchant player
Whenever a player casts a spell, each other player may copy it targetting enchanted player.
"'Luck is my middle name,' said Rincewind, indistinctly. 'Mind you, my first name is Bad.'" -- Interesting Times
Real men hold shift. If everyone has their fingers in the pie, then someone is eating fingers.
Speaking of authors dying midbook, maybe I should do a Pale King Quote?

Or, from not Pale King:

"They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are quite a bit dicier."

Best motto ever. 

Were I judging, I'd probably auto-pass anything quoting David Foster Wallace.
It sucks to be the only person that doesn't really read.
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Traveller's Choice :G:
Sorcery
Target opponent searches your library for two lands with different names. Put one of them onto battlefield tapped and the other into your graveyard. Then shuffle your library.
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood/ And sorry I could not travel both/ And be one traveller, long I stood/ And looked down one as far as I could/ To where it bent in the undergrowth;" - Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken.

Potential other quotes
WIP: "My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings, Look on my works ye mighty and despair."
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I love this card.
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I can't compete with this.
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@Morgothra: Beautifully said, sir. Beautifully said.
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It sucks to be the only person that doesn't really read.


Just google Discworld quotes.


Now you can laugh while making cards. 
Real men hold shift. If everyone has their fingers in the pie, then someone is eating fingers.
It sucks to be the only person that doesn't really read.


That will teach you!

Just thing of supposedly famous works of literature and go through the goodreads quote pages. 
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57817638 wrote:
58060728 wrote:
88318561 wrote:
58060728 wrote:
Moriok Rigger does absolutely nothing to boost other riggers. You are incorrect.
Moriok Rigger is not a Rigger in print. Only in Errata WHAT NOW! (yes, I did put that phrase in for that exact reason)
Congratulations, they have activated your trap card!
It sucks to be the only person that doesn't really read.


That will teach you!

Just thing of supposedly famous works of literature and go through the goodreads quote pages. 


All famous works of literature have one author.
Real men hold shift. If everyone has their fingers in the pie, then someone is eating fingers.
It sucks to be the only person that doesn't really read.


That will teach you!

Just thing of supposedly famous works of literature and go through the goodreads quote pages. 



Nah, I have friends.


Oh, detektor, does the bible count as fiction or non-fiction? At least for this I mean.
It sucks to be the only person that doesn't really read.


That will teach you!

Just thing of supposedly famous works of literature and go through the goodreads quote pages. 



Nah, I have friends.


Oh, detektor, does the bible count as fiction or non-fiction? At least for this I mean.


Fiction. Have you read it. They didn't have women back then. Clearly false.
Real men hold shift. If everyone has their fingers in the pie, then someone is eating fingers.
It sucks to be the only person that doesn't really read.


That will teach you!

Just thing of supposedly famous works of literature and go through the goodreads quote pages. 



Nah, I have friends.


Oh, detektor, does the bible count as fiction or non-fiction? At least for this I mean.


I have friends and I read books?
It sucks to be the only person that doesn't really read.


That will teach you!

Just thing of supposedly famous works of literature and go through the goodreads quote pages. 



Nah, I have friends.


Oh, detektor, does the bible count as fiction or non-fiction? At least for this I mean.


I have friends and I read books?


Do your friends know they are books?
Real men hold shift. If everyone has their fingers in the pie, then someone is eating fingers.
It sucks to be the only person that doesn't really read.


That will teach you!

Just thing of supposedly famous works of literature and go through the goodreads quote pages. 



Nah, I have friends.


Oh, detektor, does the bible count as fiction or non-fiction? At least for this I mean.


I have friends and I read books?



I mean I asked my friends to give me quotes. And they did.
May I ask a judge to provide a quote for me? Kind of an extra challenge to use what I get.

If not, I understand and will find something else. 
Oh, detektor, does the bible count as fiction or non-fiction? At least for this I mean.



Sick burn or burn, you sick person?

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I have books and I read friends.

Like the transcripts. For every episode. How I loathe them.




Rush: Oh, we should talk about him more. I am the number one fan of him in maybe my whole town! 

139359831 wrote:
That is a lovely painting of Richard Garfield. It really brings out his feminine side.
May I ask a judge to provide a quote for me? Kind of an extra challenge to use what I get.

If not, I understand and will find something else. 


'And what would humans be without love?'RARE, said Death.


"He felt as if he'd been shipwrecked on the Titanic but in the nick of time had been rescued. By the Lusitania."
Real men hold shift. If everyone has their fingers in the pie, then someone is eating fingers.
Oh, detektor, does the bible count as fiction or non-fiction? At least for this I mean.



Sick burn or burn, you sick person?




>_>''
Reading all the quotes. Not to look at your cards, but to see what you read.

/bookstore manager 

If you're curious, the last few books I've read and loved have been Saunders' Tenth of December, Bolano's 2666, de la Pava's A Naked Singularity (which is the most Wallacean thing I've read since Wallace), and Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.  I don't think contemporary literary fiction really has the right tone for Magic, though, hence why I've only quoted from classics.

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Sorcery


Exile all nonland cards from all graveyards. Each player loses 1 life for each card exiled from his or her graveyard this way.



"These," he said gravely, "are unpleasant facts; I know it. But then most historical facts are unpleasant."
- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World


Still monkeying with the mana cost but the shell is good. might change the cost later, feels like a finisher but since it's 2 sided... 

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Four-Finger Discount :2mana: Instant Gain control of target creature. You lose life equal to its toughness. Almost as good as the five-finger discount.
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Reading all the quotes. Not to look at your cards, but to see what you read.

/bookstore manager 

If you're curious, the last few books I've read and loved have been Saunders' Tenth of December, Bolano's 2666, de la Pava's A Naked Singularity (which is the most Wallacean thing I've read since Wallace), and Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.  I don't think contemporary literary fiction really has the right tone for Magic, though, hence why I've only quoted from classics.


Rush probably hates me now cause I've gone all digital, but I found: King of Blades by Ken Brosky, Speculation by Edmund Jorgenson, and the David Wong books (John Dies at the End, This Book is Full of Spiders) to be highly unique and enjoyable.
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My possible quotes, feel free to use them if you ask first :D just a few nice quotes from some of my favorite books
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“Putting out the stars and extinguishing the sun.” 
― Ray BradburyFahrenheit 451

“Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” 
― Ray BradburyFahrenheit 451 

“It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything.” 
― Chuck PalahniukFight Club 

“I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.” 
― Chuck PalahniukFight Club 

“You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.” 
― Cormac McCarthyThe Road

“If you break little promises, you'll break big ones.” 
― Cormac McCarthyThe Road 
May I ask a judge to provide a quote for me? Kind of an extra challenge to use what I get.


If not, I understand and will find something else. 
I'm a former judge. Pick me, pick me!
It sucks to be the only person that doesn't really read.


That will teach you!

Just thing of supposedly famous works of literature and go through the goodreads quote pages. 



Nah, I have friends.


Oh, detektor, does the bible count as fiction or non-fiction? At least for this I mean.



You're free to quote it if you so choose. Magic has done so several times in the past.
Actually I should just ask if it specifically has to be fiction, or did I mis read and we can use pretty much any source?
Deathbound Paladin |
Creature - Human Knight
Vigilance
If ~ would be destroyed, regenerate it, then sacrifice another creature. If you can't sacrifice another creature, sacrifice ~.
"The death of something living is the price of our own survival, and we pay it again and again."
-Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible
4/1

Okay English degree, start paying off.
Actually I should just ask if it specifically has to be fiction, or did I mis read and we can use pretty much any source?



Chaos, darling...
Current entry likely to change as I find more and more quotes I like:
Less likely to change now.

Hoard Existence |
Enchantment
At the beginning of each opponent's upkeep, end the turn.
Cumulative upkeep - (p)(p)(p)
"Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you." - Terry Pratchett, Small Gods

Seriously not chosen because of febb. And given that Coldsnap had both Phyrexian and cumulative upkeep themes, not the stretch I thought it might be in conception either.

Upkeep cost was tricky, but landed on (p)(p) by lowering the cost to four - I think it was too easy to chain out a boatload of turns at higher costs, because you already have the mana to pay for 2-3 of them. FORGET IT THAT WAS CRAZY.

Rejects
Inspirational Drive |
Enchantment
Whenever you cast a spell, draw a card.
"I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying." - Oscar Wilde


I'll ask for a clarification - could we use a quote unattributed (but referenced in post) as 'dialogue' text, or is that not the intent of the criteria? OK, no worries.
I'll ask for a clarification - could we use a quote unattributed (but referenced in post) as 'dialogue' text, or is that not the intent of the criteria?



The intent was to quote a work of fiction, so I personally would expect to see a source cited. The judges may feel differently, though. 
original content do not steal
Bluster 
Enchantment - Aura (U)
Enchant creature
Enchanted creature is a 4/4 white Knight with vigilance unless it's blocking or being blocked. 
"Beneath all that storm of blows that which rained on him, he never once closed his mouth, but howled continuous threats to heaven and earth against those brigands, as he took them to be." - Miguel Cervantes, Don Quixote
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Ceci n'est pas une pipe.
This definitely doesn't mean what you think it means.
I was referring to the painting The Treachery of Images.
I know.
I'll ask for a clarification - could we use a quote unattributed (but referenced in post) as 'dialogue' text, or is that not the intent of the criteria?



The intent was to quote a work of fiction, so I personally would expect to see a source cited. The judges may feel differently, though. 



Fact racist.
My last few reads were Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Random Riggs, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman, Peeps by Scott Westerfeld, and The Stranger by Albert Camus. I tend to navigate between literary reads and young adult. If any of ya have a goodreads account, add me.

I keep meaning to read One Hundred Years of Solitude, so I'll probably pick that up next. Or Infinite Jest. Frickin Infinite Jest.

Reading all the quotes. Not to look at your cards, but to see what you read.

/bookstore manager 

If you're curious, the last few books I've read and loved have been Saunders' Tenth of December, Bolano's 2666, de la Pava's A Naked Singularity (which is the most Wallacean thing I've read since Wallace), and Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.  I don't think contemporary literary fiction really has the right tone for Magic, though, hence why I've only quoted from classics.

2666 looks like an interesting read. I've picked it up a number of times due to the cover alone. The Brief Wonrous Life of Oscar Wao is on my list, which is long and packed and impossible to organize.

Reading all the quotes. Not to look at your cards, but to see what you read.

/bookstore manager 

If you're curious, the last few books I've read and loved have been Saunders' Tenth of December, Bolano's 2666, de la Pava's A Naked Singularity (which is the most Wallacean thing I've read since Wallace), and Diaz's The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.  I don't think contemporary literary fiction really has the right tone for Magic, though, hence why I've only quoted from classics.


Rush probably hates me now cause I've gone all digital, but I found: King of Blades by Ken Brosky, Speculation by Edmund Jorgenson, and the David Wong books (John Dies at the End, This Book is Full of Spiders) to be highly unique and enjoyable.

I've really wanted to try the Wong books. I've heard plenty of good things.

Reading? What's reading?

(The last books that I read were all for school. Stuff like Candide, Meditations on First Philosophy, and other stuff that I probably wouldn't have gone out of my way to read on my own. I rarely have time for pleasure reading anymore, sadly.)

I just googled quotes from some of my favorite animes until I found one that I liked.
A little bit of courage is the real magic.