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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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#221 LV!

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Posted 26 April 2021 - 12:19 PM

To be fair, we don't know the customer service person isn't just unrelatedly a bad person, like maybe she's really into cockfighting or something.

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Posted 26 April 2021 - 12:36 PM

I actually think that she runs an illegal puppy mill on the side.



#223 Megaplexia Prime

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Posted 01 May 2021 - 12:14 AM

Corporations screw people. This is not news. Amazon has been dinged by countless worker’s rights organizations, media, governments, and are well-known for their human rights violations and worker abuse. If they don’t give a shit about their workers, they sure as hell don’t give a shit that some fanboy didn’t get their Starformers doll. All they care about is 1) making money and 2) acceptable loss, and what happened to you falls under acceptable loss. If they took your money and gave you nothing, then that’s stealing and the optics of that affect their #1). So, barring that, they didn’t take your money, you didn’t get a toy. They lost one customer and maybe like up to 50 or hell maybe a couple hundred or even a couple thousand people who may side with you and say this is the worst thing to happen and #boycottamazon. Still a win-win for them, cus they deal in billions.

Personal rule-of-thumb; I take every interaction with a corporation as a gamble. They might give me my toy, or they might make me sell my body. It’s a gamble. Nothing’s a guarantee. Airlines overbook seats all the time; it’s common accepted standard practice. Pre-orders being treated like airline seats is... kinda a sucky thing to discover, but it doesn’t surprise me in the least, and is not even the worst thing they do. You may feel personally screwed, but policies and departments are so layered and bifurcated and segmented and need-to-know that not even their policies are a guarantee, because they are “subject to change without prior notice”. Meaning they can literally dick you around any time, any place, any way if you interact with them. It’s all a gamble.

As for their employees in customer service, each one is a subcontractor to a subcontractor to a third-party subsidiary to a contractor ad infinitum. They don’t make the toys. They don’t even sell the toys, that’s another 26 departments, one that handles acquisitions, another that handles contracts, another inventory, another the suppliers, etc. etc. etc. So. They read that script because that’s all their job is. That is literally their job. To sit and read you that damn script. They are doing exactly what they are paid to do. They ARE doing their job, and you’re ruining their day with your tantrum while they’re pack 6 to a 10x10 cubicle in a rundown warehouse and Calcutta with no air circulation. And amazon’s job is not to sell toys either; it’s to make money. And you are an acceptable loss.

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#224 LV!

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Posted 01 May 2021 - 09:24 AM

Actually, you've convinced me that the CS rep is basically being paid to be yelled at, and I don't feel as bad about it anymore.

#225 repowers

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Posted 03 May 2021 - 01:47 PM

Corporations screw people. This is not news. Amazon has been dinged by countless worker’s rights organizations, media, governments, and are well-known for their human rights violations and worker abuse. If they don’t give a shit about their workers, they sure as hell don’t give a shit that some fanboy didn’t get their Starformers doll.

 

Why should we listen to you when you can't even get basic facts right, like that it's a Starformers action figure.
 


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#226 Nemesis Reformatted

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Posted 15 May 2021 - 05:24 PM

I mean, you're not supposed to feel good but I think it's the cussing out of an employee that was being taken issue with.

 

I didn't cuss anybody out. I said "I GAVE HER A HARD TIME".  Meaning I didn't accept her answer & wanted to speak to somebody above her. I was very nice & polite & she got me to a supervisor. I was actually quite bored & almost falling asleep. She was just repeating the same exact robotic answer that they told me in my previous 5 or 6 calls to them. She had no information for me so I told her that somebody at Amazon must know something, somebody somewhere has to be in charge of placing the orders with Hasbro. Somebody must know if there is an actual shipment on order & on it's way from Hasbro. She didn't know so she asked if I would like to speak with a supervisor. Definitely no cussing involved.

 

I say "GAVE HER A HARD TIME" and you people automatically assume I was ranting & raving & screaming & cussing. How the F did you even get that from what I posted? You just read whatever you want into it.


Edited by Nemesis Reformatted, 15 May 2021 - 05:32 PM.


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Posted 15 May 2021 - 07:06 PM

I'm gonna call them again in the morning & cuss them out over the "pre-order guarantee" BS.
 


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