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@  Sabrblade : (21 June 2021 - 08:58 PM)

Daddy!

@  Kalidor : (21 June 2021 - 04:50 PM)

Not just any girl - your mom!

@  Steevy Maximus : (20 June 2021 - 08:19 AM)

Happy Knocked-Up-A-Girl Day!

@  Bass X0 : (20 June 2021 - 02:13 AM)

Happy father's day!

@  Hot Rod Mustang : (19 June 2021 - 07:45 PM)

what up sluts?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 June 2021 - 07:20 PM)

Only 6? Filthy casual.

@  wonko the sane? : (19 June 2021 - 04:26 PM)

Multiplaying as in "playing with other people" or multiplaying as in "6 WoW accounts running at the same time"?

@  Steevy Maximus : (19 June 2021 - 01:45 PM)

Oh no! Darkeklaw is multiplaying! (See birthday box)

@  tigerhawk : (19 June 2021 - 11:54 AM)

In my Marvel comic canon the second wave of special teams were handpicked active robots whose experience would theoretically make more stable combiners, the Combaticons came from Cybertron, the Protectobots were imprinted from crystals explaining both Onslauhghts ancestry and First Aid's experience.

@  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.

@  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.


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#2921 Anonymous X

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 08:01 AM

Apparently the new requirement to have a photo ID to vote might only be for first-time voters. Younger voters the least likely to vote Tory, of course. Given that a passport or photographic driving licence isnt free, and we dont have a universal free ID card, its basically a pay if you want to vote scheme. Shouldnt be surprised, given the Tories were the party who once introduced the much-hated Poll Tax...

Edited by Anonymous X, 11 May 2021 - 08:02 AM.

 

#2922 Nevermore

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 11:03 AM

Man, and here in Germany photo IDs have been the absolute standard for decades...
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Posted 11 May 2021 - 11:50 AM

Man, and here in Germany photo IDs have been the absolute standard for decades...

The German system makes sense... I would have absolutely no problem at all holding an ID card like the ones issued in Germany,
to be honest. However... British people generally consider ID cards to be a terrible, foreign concept (irrationally, I know), so we don’t have them. However, employers and banks and all sorts of organisations require a photo ID now, and in lieu of a national ID card, we have to have passports or full driving licences to get employment or access services. Which is ridiculous. And not cheap – my girlfriend’s British passport cost the equivalent of €110 last year (after spending nearly £4000 getting U.K. citizenship), and was essential for officially proving her new citizenship!
 

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 05:46 PM

If the government wants photo ID to vote then its their responsibility to make sure every voter has one free of charge.

Otherwise its an illegal barrier to voting IMO.

Edited by MrBlud, 11 May 2021 - 05:47 PM.

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#2925 Ironbite

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Posted 11 May 2021 - 05:54 PM

Like the UK cares about that shit.


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Posted 12 May 2021 - 09:22 AM

The British government won’t even give a physical ID document for EU citizens forced onto their “settled status” scheme (which EU citizens now have to register on, otherwise they’ll get deported). So they won’t start giving out free photo IDs.

(It’s also not a coincidence that rights to protest are also being legally being curtailed, and the Electoral Commission is having its powers weakened.)
 

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Posted 13 May 2021 - 07:34 AM

Nothing to see here, the British government’s only starting to detain EU citizens...

https://www.repubbli...300724272/amp/?
 

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Posted 13 May 2021 - 08:34 AM

Hey remember when you guys fought things like that?


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#2929 Nevermore

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Posted 13 May 2021 - 08:55 AM

Open warfare in 3... 2... 1...
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Posted 17 May 2021 - 07:29 AM

^ Looks like Northern Ireland will be the most likely flashpoint for a conflict:

https://www.reuters....bc-2021-05-17/?

Hey remember when you guys fought things like that?


Unfortunately, given that being on the winning side in WWII is a central part of British national identity, most people here think that WWII was about fighting dirty foreigners rather than defeating global fascism.
 

#2931 Nevermore

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Posted 23 May 2021 - 02:38 PM

Unfortunately, given that being on the winning side in WWII is a central part of British national identity, most people here think that WWII was about fighting dirty foreigners rather than defeating global fascism.

Told that one to a coworker of mine who is English.

 

She agreed, and said those were probably the same people who plan to retire to Spain, and then complain about all those Spanish people being there.


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Posted 09 June 2021 - 08:55 AM

Oh what a surprise, the government’s acting belligerent because the Northern Ireland protocol they fought for and agreed to is unworkable, and trying to blame the EU again...

https://www.theguard...thout-agreement
 

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Posted 15 June 2021 - 05:33 AM

A trade deal with Australia agreed upon. We’ll have to accept their poor quality, poisonous food. Which will undercut British farm produce, but – worse – moving away from EU quality standards to accommodate the ‘deal’ will deliberately prevent the UK realigning with the EU in the future.

https://www.bbc.co.u...ss-57478412.amp
 

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Posted 15 June 2021 - 09:05 AM

Most domestic agriculture needs intensive government support such as trade barriers or various form of subsidies to survive or they are going to be crushed by cheaper and larger competitors. Majority of governments are going to be protectionist of their agriculture sector since it's usually not a good idea for a country's food supply to be overly dependent on other countries not to mention farmers vote.



#2935 Ironbite

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Posted 15 June 2021 - 09:32 AM

And yet the UK is bound and determined to hug over it's farmers.


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Posted 15 June 2021 - 11:17 AM


"We need to be positive about what we've got to sell rather than being defensive," she said.

 

This statement is setting off internal alarm bells of a struggling business putting on airs for the benefits of its workforce to prevent it from leaving en masse as the profits continue to dry up and the debt piles up.



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Posted 18 June 2021 - 06:28 AM

Might not lead to much in the longer term, but the Liberal Democrats took an ultra-safe seat off the Conservative party in a surprise by-election win (a by-election which had zero media coverage until the result, I may add). I suppose it’s reassuring that a party that is neither pro-Brexit nor anti-lockdown/anti-vaxx can get an election victory of some sort in 2021 Britain?

https://www.theguard...-stunning-upset
 

#2938 Nevermore

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Posted 19 June 2021 - 03:04 AM

Might not lead to much in the longer term, but the Liberal Democrats took an ultra-safe seat off the Conservative party in a surprise by-election win (a by-election which had zero media coverage until the result, I may add). I suppose it’s reassuring that a party that is neither pro-Brexit nor anti-lockdown/anti-vaxx can get an election victory of some sort in 2021 Britain?

https://www.theguard...-stunning-upset

Ah, Buckinghamshire.

 

Or, as the locals pronounce it: Buckemsha.


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