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@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 05:24 PM)

Spotlight: Lioconvoy?

@  Bass X0 : (18 June 2021 - 04:15 PM)

How long until IDW puts out an Optimus Pride Month comic?

@  Cyoti : (18 June 2021 - 03:32 PM)

Even with B5, it didn't follow its original 5-year plan. Summaries from the supplementary materials for the scriptbooks demonstrates that was originally planned was very different from the actual product. Sinclair's actor's departure seemingly changed the show to the point that the stuff with the Vorlons/Shadows, the Minbari and the ending were all changed. Mapping out a show years in advance is difficult because of changing bts stuff like writers/actors leaving the show or suddenly having to retool because of ratings/execs. No plan survives intact especially in a chaotic environment of television production.

@  Rycochet : (18 June 2021 - 11:27 AM)

To be like Babylon 5, you need to cram a 2 season story arc into one because you fear being cancelled, then get further seasons you have no more material for. You also need a spinoff which the network heads don't want and do everything in their power to kill it while it's on air.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 June 2021 - 10:33 AM)

The required effort is probably why we don't have babylon 6; TNG.

@  Dekafox : (18 June 2021 - 10:23 AM)

Everyone wants to be like Babylon 5 but no one wants to put in the effort

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:36 AM)

And then, after five years of hosting their own official podcast where they would answer fan questions and always encouraged their audience to pay attention to the mysteries, after the show had ended, they claimed the show was never really about the mysteries, it was all about the characters.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 09:34 AM)

What really bugs me with "Lost" is that the producers had willfully negotiated a set end date with the network halfway through season 3 (the show ended with season 6, as planned) specifically so they could plan out the plot for the remainder of the show. Then... the plot wasn't resolved properly.

@  tigerhawk : (18 June 2021 - 04:17 AM)

By then I had lost interest in arc TV shows, I followed a few and got the impression they were just making them up as they went along. Seemed to be a trend starting with new Galactica and Lost though in actuality began with The X Files and has become a trope called 'The Chris Carter Effect'.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:12 AM)

I think it was season 3 part 1 specifically, since they had two separate plot "arcs" for season 3.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:11 AM)

They threw everything in there, with no clear story structure, no clear stakes, and characters flip-flopping wherever the episode's writer needed them to go for their half-baked plot.

@  Nevermore : (18 June 2021 - 02:10 AM)

Season 3 was the worst, with a terrible meandering random events plot.

@  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.

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It's all about that Bass XD.

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Will altering the moons orbit in any way help.

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or feed him after midnight

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Just don't drop him.

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man this chat is nothing but Bass X)

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Carefull, he is a Bass Xo.

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8ass X÷ has hijacked this conversation.

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South Dakota: No state for Transgenders?

South Dakota Transgender HB-100B

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:58 AM

Well... I'm thoroughly disgusted with my state right now.

The House and Senate just pushed through HB-100B.  Basically, the 'papers-to-pee' bill will require all Highschool students to submit their birth certificate and a Blood Test to keep Transgendered students to use the right bathroom for their biological gender.  They say it 'protects our children from being exposed to genetalia of the other gender' (because, y'know, bathrooms don't have stalls or anything.

 

http://www.arguslead...-bill/80453170/

https://www.washingt...ll-to-governor/

I think this is a thinly veiled waste of time an money used to propagate ignorance against non-conformity.


This is what one of the bill's supporters said a few weeks ago.

http://www.arguslead...isted/79933180/

Why do I doubt the Jerk from above is going to fit the inevitable legal bills in the futile effort to keep this legal?


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 08:24 AM

Actually... a good number of people in the trans community probably do need psychological help.

 

And once they accept who and what they are, they need acceptance from society at large for being the way their hugging born!


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 08:46 AM

Great, not only does he want to play potty police in schools, he apparently believes in conversion therapy for trans people too... Yeah, the only "twisted" thing here is this socoipath's understanding of the issue he wants to legislate!

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:55 AM

In a school setting no less.

 

 

So how are South Dakota lawmakers going to respond when the inevitable sexual assault lawsuits start flooding in? Because their "Think of the Children" logic didn't extend to the transgendered students themselves. I'm 32 and I remember High School vividly. Those years are difficult enough without forcing identifying females to go into the male's bathroom...or God forbid, the locker room.



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:36 AM

Also how are they going to enforce this?  School budgets are already overspent as is.  Not a whole lot of money for a bathroom security guard to check what's in someone's pants.

 

Ironbite-guess they could hand this over to the prison industry for a multi-million dollar contract.


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:48 AM

That's the sick beauty of making this a school bill. The student body will enforce it themselves, mostly via giving bullies government approval to harass trans kids.



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 11:56 AM

That's the sick beauty of making this a school bill. The student body will enforce it themselves, mostly via giving bullies government approval to harass trans kids.

They didn't need a bill for that.


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 01:12 PM

I'll never understand why people care so much about things that don't matter. Like just let people be already!


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 01:41 PM

But what about societal scapegoats? There must be an arbitrary group of people to blame for all societal woes.



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 02:10 PM

Can we crowdfund a drive to relocate all LGBTQ folk and their families out of South Dakota? And maybe replace them by sending hillbillies afraid of people there?



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:13 PM

Also how are they going to enforce this?  School budgets are already overspent as is.  Not a whole lot of money for a bathroom security guard to check what's in someone's pants.

 

Ironbite-guess they could hand this over to the prison industry for a multi-million dollar contract.

 

OH, that's the more 'Beautiful' part.  The legislature in this Red Right-to-Work state is notorious for short-changing the school system.  They just shot-down a raise for teachers that would only require a .01 increase to the sales that.  We're like #50 in school quality out here.

Even IF their not going spend that money on schools, there are more important things to focus on than putting checkpoints near HS bathrooms.

 

Can we crowdfund a drive to relocate all LGBTQ folk and their families out of South Dakota? And maybe replace them by sending hillbillies afraid of people there?

HEY!  I'll have to live next to those hillbillies. X(  Bad enough when I was living next to the Meth-Whore.


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:15 PM

Oh, it's not looking good BTW.

Governor has refused to speak with a group of Trans-gender individuals.

Funny how Right-wingers bitch about not wanting to pay for 'welfare queens' and 'promoting promiscuity', (IT'S MY MONEY!!!!) yet I'm sure I'll be expected to help pay the lawyers who'll fight FOR this crap.  If only there was an opt-out... with a clause that 'if you opt-out, you can't file for it later' (IE: you don't pay for Welfare, you don't GET welfare later).


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Posted 18 February 2016 - 06:50 PM

The obsession Republicans have with other people's genitalia is always disturbing.

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:34 PM

Can we crowdfund a drive to relocate all LGBTQ folk and their families out of South Dakota? And maybe replace them by sending hillbillies afraid of people there?

 

HEY!  I'll have to live next to those hillbillies. X(  Bad enough when I was living next to the Meth-Whore.

 

 

Sorry I totally should have included an apparatus to also evac sane heterosexuals from the state since you all would be the first the right wing jihadists would think of blowing up in a temper tantrum.

 

If we concentrate the stupid in your state it's only right that we remove all traces of smart from the borders. The good thing is there should be a lot of land elsewhere available. If we deport all the stupid I think Nebraska is going to have like 4 people left, give or take.

 

And the entire state of Indiana save for pockets at the top and bottom and middle will be gone.



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:43 PM

 


 

. If we deport all the stupid I think Nebraska is going to have like 4 people left, give or take.

 

The vast majority of Nebraskans have more then decent heads on their shoulders.

 

It's just the lunatics in that Akira Nightmare Urban Sprawl called Omaha that's the problem.



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 08:37 PM

Omaha, so epic that the most said about it in a song called freaking Omaha is "somewhere in middle America." :D



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 09:19 PM

The obsession Republicans have with other people's genitalia is always disturbing.

Well, they can't be obsessed with their own... they were told they would go blind!


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Posted 19 February 2016 - 04:11 AM

Omaha, so epic that the most said about it in a song called freaking Omaha is "somewhere in middle America." :D

 

And if they'd ever been, it would have been a song about the nightmarish hellscape that is the road system n and around Omaha.



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Posted 19 February 2016 - 11:51 AM

 

Omaha, so epic that the most said about it in a song called freaking Omaha is "somewhere in middle America." :D

 

And if they'd ever been, it would have been a song about the nightmarish hellscape that is the road system n and around Omaha.

 

 

Hmm, I dunno, that might give new meaning to start tearing the old man down, run past the heather and down to the old road. :D



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