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@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 11:59 PM)

'save the cheerleader' then in season 3 he tears her skull open, scans her power and she simply heals. They didn't think any of it through.

@  Shockwave 75 : (17 June 2021 - 07:04 PM)

Well, you know Hollywood; if something's popular, run it into the ground!

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

And then there was the Writers' Strike, which isn't the show's fault.

@  Cybersnark : (17 June 2021 - 04:40 PM)

Yeah, Sylar should've been, if not killed off, at least left to rest.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

It never truly recovered from that.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 03:43 PM)

Season 1 was good until the finale.

@  Paladin : (17 June 2021 - 09:37 AM)

because it sucked.

@  tigerhawk : (17 June 2021 - 08:58 AM)

Heroes was cancelled twice.

@  Nevermore : (17 June 2021 - 06:33 AM)

The song's official name is "Holding Out for a Hero".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (17 June 2021 - 12:54 AM)

That's a long time to wait for a sandwich.

@  Maruten : (16 June 2021 - 07:13 PM)

Lucky there's a hero arriving in July.

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 June 2021 - 05:38 PM)

I think I've heard "I Need a Hero" more times this past week than I have in the past several years.

@  tigerhawk : (16 June 2021 - 12:41 PM)

Thanks to Earthrise I can recreate the end of Return of Optimus Prime part 1.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 June 2021 - 11:19 AM)

I wish they would do something like that here: but then it would become obvious in which provinces you're getting gouged.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

Here in Germany, the price you see is the price you pay, tax included.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 10:42 AM)

I always find it weaird hearing that stores in the US don't initially already taxes in their prices.

@  Nevermore : (16 June 2021 - 04:33 AM)

You know what's kewl? Poor literacy.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 June 2021 - 04:31 PM)

Awesome, thanks for the heads up.

@  CORVUS : (15 June 2021 - 04:12 PM)

Kewl. Thanks!

@  Kalidor : (15 June 2021 - 02:08 PM)

Hey everybody! I wanted to announce that Sarahthecutevixen is our newest addition to the Allspark staff. She's primarily looking over discord stuff, but I wanted to make sure she got a welcome over here as well.

@  NovaSaber : (14 June 2021 - 11:07 AM)

Turn-Bass RPG

@  Sabrblade : (14 June 2021 - 10:21 AM)

Do not X0 quietly into the night.

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 June 2021 - 10:13 AM)

All your Bass are--

@  Donocropolis : (14 June 2021 - 05:56 AM)

*Bass X0 not available in Alaska or Hawaii.

@  Steevy Maximus : (13 June 2021 - 07:36 PM)

Get your own Big Mouth BassX0 for the low price of $19.95 (plusshippingandhandling)

@  repowers : (13 June 2021 - 12:45 PM)

Mr. Speaker, we are for the Bass X0.

@  Nevermore : (13 June 2021 - 06:04 AM)

It's all about that Bass XD.

@  tigerhawk : (13 June 2021 - 02:16 AM)

Will altering the moons orbit in any way help.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (13 June 2021 - 01:51 AM)

Now that you have seen this Bass XO, you must send it to five other Bass XOs or BassXO will come to you in a week and then you too will be BassXO.

@  Telly : (13 June 2021 - 12:08 AM)

or feed him after midnight

@  wonko the sane? : (12 June 2021 - 09:00 PM)

Just don't drop him.

@  Kaon : (12 June 2021 - 08:03 PM)

man this chat is nothing but Bass X)

@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 07:08 PM)

Carefull, he is a Bass Xo.

@  TheMightyMol... : (12 June 2021 - 05:53 PM)

Aw, it's not even a shiny.

@  Sabrblade : (12 June 2021 - 05:27 PM)

A wild Bass X0 has appeared!

@  Bass X0 : (12 June 2021 - 05:20 PM)

I didn't even try this time.

@  Nevermore : (12 June 2021 - 03:43 AM)

8ass XÖ has hijacked this conversation.

@  Bass X0 : (12 June 2021 - 03:37 AM)

Its Bass X0. I named myself after my three favourite Mega Man characters - Bass, X and Zero. I did consider going with Vile Bass X0, but that would have been going too far.

@  repowers : (11 June 2021 - 11:29 PM)

Bass XO has been trying to reach you about your car's extended warranty.

@  Echowarrior : (11 June 2021 - 09:25 PM)

Do not taunt Bass XO.

@  wonko the sane? : (11 June 2021 - 09:02 PM)

Please consult a technician before using Bass XO. Do not operate Bass XO while consuming alcohol.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 June 2021 - 04:48 PM)

Nine out of ten doctors recommend Bass XO. The last doctor is on my list.

@  Dekafox : (11 June 2021 - 01:51 PM)

Bass XO is available at these fine retailers.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 June 2021 - 02:01 AM)

Bass XO is not to be confused with Bay Sexo.

@  Fenix Twilight : (10 June 2021 - 08:38 PM)

It's good to be back, after that outage I think I'll try to post more.

@  Steevy Maximus : (10 June 2021 - 12:16 PM)

I think Hasbro Pulse is broken. Dang Star Wars nerds!

@  tigerhawk : (10 June 2021 - 04:46 AM)

When I googled 'space bridge' I was disappointed. Maybe in a hundred years.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 June 2021 - 04:05 PM)

Bass XO is backward compatible with the Sega Master System.

@  Donocropolis : (09 June 2021 - 05:37 AM)

Bass XO has 9" long, dagger-like teeth and a 12,000 lb. bite force

@  repowers : (08 June 2021 - 07:26 PM)

Bass XO doesn't feel pain. He can't be reasoned with!


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#2761 Copper Bezel

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 04:24 AM

One of my favorite channels too. While we're at it, I thought about posting it at the time and never did, but she did a pretty comprehensive piece on the framing and intentions of that whole detransition narrative thing we got drive-by'd with a few months back:

 

 

Really in-depth and insightful stuff, and a good one to be familiar with since it's kind of the hit collection to keep an eye on of transphobic canards atm. She also has a video on the much more nuanced and complicated, but almost universally misused and disingenuously branded, conversations around transgender folks in organized sports.


Edited by Copper Bezel, 08 April 2021 - 04:26 AM.

Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 08 April 2021 - 04:37 AM

I have a lot of respect for her opinions even if I don't always agree 100% because she seems like one of the few people who actually objectively reviews facts instead of just trying to push a narrative. And that's the philosophy I feel very strongly about.

Also she loves Enterprise so you know she's good people.

#2763 Copper Bezel

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Posted 08 April 2021 - 04:55 AM

Yeah, she's very careful to fully explore the stakes everyone is bringing to any given argument in a way that really demonstrates a lot of intellectual honesty. It reminds be a lot of Contrapoints - not a lot of other channels spend the first half of an hour long video steelmanning the opposition and showing some empathy in considering where their stakes are coming from.


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 09 April 2021 - 11:29 PM

I love her.

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 04:33 PM

Jessie has a huge wellspring of empathy.
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Posted 20 May 2021 - 08:44 AM

I guess I am kinda struggling with my own Gender identity right now.

 

The older and older I get the more I feel like I should have been born a boy, but I can't tell if I'm just gender fluid or Trans.

 

Can you be both?

 

Is that a stupid question?



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Posted 20 May 2021 - 09:53 AM

I would put "gender fluid" as being a part of the larger "trans" umbrella, but I don't know if that's exactly how you meant it.

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Posted 20 May 2021 - 10:21 AM

It can be a nebulous thing, and much like a lot of things is a spectrum, so it doesn't always fit a neat and clean box.

 

I'll give my own experience, I mostly feel like the woman I am, especially when it comes to my relationship. I can't see myself in a male role or even calling myself a boyfriend. It feels wrong, but occasionally I just don't feel like anything specific - and it's hard to tell if maybe I'm fluid, a bit enby, or just overthinking it all and confusing being comfortable with being uncertain.

 

I primarily use She/They to identify myself anymore - and have sort of come to think that people shouldn't get quite so caught up in trying to fit into a box and stay there. If you need to move around through the gender spectrum to find a place you feel comfortable, or even if moving around a bit be what makes you comfortable just know that we'll all support you, respect you and back you through it all.

 

I guess my answer to your question is, 1. It's not a stupid question, it's a very valid question, 2. You can feel like your assigned gender doesn't match and still not be certain about any of this. So, yeah, you can feel both trans (as a specific binary, which is what I'm guessing you meant by that) and also like you're genderfluid or nonbinary. It's not a clean line, imo. And 3. We've got your back. <3


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Posted 20 May 2021 - 01:54 PM

Thanks. I guess I'm focusing too much on labeling myself as one thing and not seeing the bigger picture. I'm trying to put myself in a metaphorical box as you say.

I'm sorry, I'm not good at words or explaining anything.

What I'm trying to say is that I love the advice you just gave me Virion.
Thank you :)

#2770 M Virion

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Posted 20 May 2021 - 03:54 PM

Glad I could be helpful. =)



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Posted 24 May 2021 - 06:55 PM

Wow tonight really sucks...

I'm getting kind of tired of people telling me this is just a phase especially when it's family telling me that it's a phase.

I'm not sure how to convey to them that I have felt this way my entire life.

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Posted 24 May 2021 - 07:35 PM

Liking to show support. <3

 

Family not being great about understanding or respecting who you are can feel like a real punch to the gut, and I'm so sorry you're having to experience it.

 

*Offers virtual hugs*



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Posted 24 May 2021 - 07:37 PM

Wow tonight really sucks...

I'm getting kind of tired of people telling me this is just a phase especially when it's family telling me that it's a phase.

I'm not sure how to convey to them that I have felt this way my entire life.

 

Sadly, "It's just a phase" is one of the more common, and infuriating responses to a person expressing any level of gender-discomfort (or really anything that isn't regarded as "normal" by society and culture) as they try to suss out where they fall in the gender spectrum. 

 

It may take time and work to come to the best conclusions, but ultimately, you're the one who knows your own inner-self best. They don't. All they know is what you show them on the outside, colored by the lens of their own perceptions.

 

I'm sorry you're having to deal with that sort of disheartening feedback. 


Edited by CORVUS, 24 May 2021 - 07:38 PM.

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 01:38 PM

I've been doing some research and...

What exactly is Gender Dysphoria?

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Posted 06 June 2021 - 04:29 PM

I've been doing some research and...

What exactly is Gender Dysphoria?

In short its when you feel like your body and gender don't match, it's basically the foundation of transgender.


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Posted 06 June 2021 - 04:38 PM

That's what I thought, but I was reading somewhere where this person said that gender dysphoria was a bad thing and completely different from being Trans so I got kind of confused.



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