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@  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.

@  Telly : (13 June 2021 - 12:08 AM)

or feed him after midnight


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#41 Ironbite

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Posted 11 March 2021 - 11:23 AM

....I've been around since 2005.  Holy crap.

 

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#42 M Virion

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Posted 11 March 2021 - 03:02 PM

Jan/Feb 2000 for me.

Not day 1, but not far off.

#43 ultra magnus13

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Posted 11 March 2021 - 05:33 PM

I know a few others have mentioned Bottalk bannings being what led them here...but I'm the only one that mentioned a year (1999). I don't remember when that drama stopped, but does that make me literally one of the "oldest" Allsparkers still around? 
 
Saying that not as a bragging thing but more of a "huh, and my username is Kup. Go figure" type of a thing. 


Turns out my join date was 05.05.2000, so my Bottalk ban would have been within a week or so of that. I imagine 1999 bans would have been some of the first waves.
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#44 Telly

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Posted 11 March 2021 - 09:20 PM

i know i was here within the first week of it opening. i even came BEFORE i got banned from bottalk. i think there wasnt more than a handful of members at that time


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#45 Kup

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Posted 11 March 2021 - 09:30 PM

I know a few others have mentioned Bottalk bannings being what led them here...but I'm the only one that mentioned a year (1999). I don't remember when that drama stopped, but does that make me literally one of the "oldest" Allsparkers still around? 
 
Saying that not as a bragging thing but more of a "huh, and my username is Kup. Go figure" type of a thing. 

Turns out my join date was 05.05.2000, so my Bottalk ban would have been within a week or so of that. I imagine 1999 bans would have been some of the first waves.

Is that your old EZboard join date? How did you find that? I feel like mine was late in the year but maybe Im wrong.
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#46 MrBlud

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Posted 12 March 2021 - 12:11 AM

2003 I think.

Damn near 20 years at this point.

Considering Im not quite 40 yet thats over half my life.

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#47 ultra magnus13

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Posted 12 March 2021 - 08:22 AM

I know a few others have mentioned Bottalk bannings being what led them here...but I'm the only one that mentioned a year (1999). I don't remember when that drama stopped, but does that make me literally one of the "oldest" Allsparkers still around? 
 
Saying that not as a bragging thing but more of a "huh, and my username is Kup. Go figure" type of a thing. 

Turns out my join date was 05.05.2000, so my Bottalk ban would have been within a week or so of that. I imagine 1999 bans would have been some of the first waves.
Is that your old EZboard join date? How did you find that? I feel like mine was late in the year but maybe Im wrong.

Thought yours might be harder to find than mine, but luckily I'm a 1337 hackzor.

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#48 Kup

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Posted 12 March 2021 - 05:37 PM

Oh cool. So July of 2000. I stand corrected but also glad to have an official Allspark Birthdate
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#49 Kalidor

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Posted 12 March 2021 - 07:12 PM

I guess. I created an account on the EZboard in Feb 2000 - but at this point it's really hard for me to think of that dumpster fire, that was only really "The Allspark" for less than a year, as the "original"

 

Sure, that's where the community got its start and that's what brought many of us together. But it's not like 20 whole years hasn't gone by since then when we all came to "here".

 

The true loss, to me at least, was my inexperience in those days that cost us the era between 2000-2006 that was lost to the ether due to that hack. 



#50 Detour

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 04:31 AM

 

 

 

I know a few others have mentioned Bottalk bannings being what led them here...but I'm the only one that mentioned a year (1999). I don't remember when that drama stopped, but does that make me literally one of the "oldest" Allsparkers still around? 
 
Saying that not as a bragging thing but more of a "huh, and my username is Kup. Go figure" type of a thing. 

Turns out my join date was 05.05.2000, so my Bottalk ban would have been within a week or so of that. I imagine 1999 bans would have been some of the first waves.
Is that your old EZboard join date? How did you find that? I feel like mine was late in the year but maybe Im wrong.

Thought yours might be harder to find than mine, but luckily I'm a 1337 hackzor.

https://www.tapatalk...ofile&u=3333501

 

Weird, finding my account on there gives me the exact same "last active" time and post count.

 

And I had no idea ezboard had migrated to tapatalk.


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#51 Automan2000

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Posted 13 March 2021 - 08:52 AM

Looks like I got here originally in 2004 using the name Hun-Grrr up until 2006. I wasn't around for the Bottalk drama as I had come from a series of smaller TF fan forums such as Moon Base 3, Autocon Empire, Planet Quintessa, Stasislock, etc. etc. Those all either faded out or crashed and burned and while I can certainly remember drama I don't remember which one went down for what reason. I can remember the admins of one of them were extreme right-wing politically and banned anyone who dared say even the slightest criticism of the then current Bush administration. Then there was one that started banning anyone who mentioned Beast Wars because "that's not REAL Transformers" so in a sense the ultimate expression of the "Trukk not Monkey" argument.  



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Posted 13 March 2021 - 09:28 PM

I'm one of those folks who jumped on around 2003. 


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Posted 15 March 2021 - 04:54 PM

I've been a member here since 2002 according to my profile, but does that date include the time on the older EZBoard? Because I *think* I was on there for a while after Bottalk more or less imploded.

To be honest, I don't remember much from those days as I was already mostly a lurker way back then, just as I am now.



#54 Kalidor

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Posted 15 March 2021 - 05:19 PM

Dec 13 2001 is when I moved us off the ezboard and onto the private server. Or at least when I created my account here and set things up prior to officially migrating. So if you came directly from ezboard your account would be sometime in that month.

Any accounts made during or after 2002 were unlikely to be people from ezboard, but it's possible there were a few stragglers.

#55 TerraEsperZ

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Posted 15 March 2021 - 05:31 PM

My profile says mid-January 2002 so according to what you said, it's at least a possibility.

Nice to know my memory *might* not be completely off for once :D.



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Posted 15 March 2021 - 10:59 PM

I can't even find myself at that tape whatever site... looks like loads of stuff is missing

 

edit: oh no wait there I am... jan 7 2000,  ... so that was the time I registered the second time under this name... for the first time XD

ah the good old days  

 

264 post count... 

 

oh he was such a wee lad then 


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Posted 17 March 2021 - 08:02 AM

I tried looking my old account up on that Tapatalk link, but all the posts that look like would be mine have the name 'Guest'.  Then I remembered I originally had a local EZBoard account that got wiped out at some point, so that's probably why.  Earliest mention of 'DarkProwler' is in a post by Schwiggie handing out personal titles, with what I believe was my request a bit before that.  Also plenty of mentions in a sig for Hoosier Transfans :p  So that puts me on the old boards at some point prior to 9/11/2000.  And I've been here since day one (well, 12/21/2001, anyway).

 

Geez I feel old :p



#58 Xaaron

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Posted 17 March 2021 - 08:15 AM

Been around since Bottalk, in one form or another. I remember watching the unscrambled Canadian porn version of Beast Machines season 2.

 

I wasn't banned from Bottalk, but I think Renaud tricked me into being one of his mods for a few months, just to troll me with one of his alts.

 

Oh, the nineties...



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Posted 18 March 2021 - 11:30 AM

I was invited to join shortly after the first version was set up on ezboard.  During the dual papacy...er, the two AllSparks, I did make an account on the other board in part to avoid taking obvious sides in the conflict and in part to make sure no one made a fake version of me there.  I was there on @%#& Day.  So many memories, lost in the rain.  Time to die.

 

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Posted 21 March 2021 - 07:38 PM

I've been in the online fandom since 1998, but I don't think I left usenet groups and joined up here until the mid-2000s. And I didn't really become regularly active here until closer to 2010...or something like that. I was kind of active in spurts for a while. Other than the uber-annoying "someone makes an idiotic joke and then 15 people run with it" garbage that pops up once a week or so, I like it here just for the lower numbers and more civil conversation. I also like Phazer. Shout out to Phazer. He's a grump trying to stay civil, just like me.

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