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@  Tm_Silverclaw : (24 June 2021 - 02:04 PM)

Fedex sucks

@  tigerhawk : (23 June 2021 - 10:09 AM)

"This never happened to the other fellow." -  One of my fave meta jokes in movies from 007: On her Majesty's Secret Service.

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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.

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#1 Rhinox


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Posted 16 May 2021 - 10:26 AM

I hope you all will pardon me for a few minutes.  I need to rant and there are fewer and fewer places to do so.  


So a few years ago I got divorced.  It was hard, life sucked, but it went on.  Moved in with some friends.  Life was improving.  

Then came the seizures.  My best friend who I moved in with started having grand mal seizures.  Turns out he had a brain tumor pressing against his skull.  


Cue a lot of hospital time, brain surgery, drama.  For now he's okay, but he'll have brain scans every 6 months of his life.  He'll never be free of the cancer.


Met a woman.  Fell in love.  Got engaged.  Helped her through knee replacement surgery.  She got sick a bit ago.  Wasn't covid, we're checked too much.  But enough that her O2 was dropping and I took her to the hospital.  

Cutting a long story short, my fiance has lung cancer.  5 year survival rates are in the 25% range.  


And yesterday.  Just before work my mom called.  She's had RA for years and with that comes the occasional bloodwork.  This time it turned up a surprise.  It's leukemia.  


Once is a happenstance.  Twice is coincidence.  Thrice is a pattern.  

Yeah, it's random.  No, life doesn't actually target people.  But how hard is it not to feel like it is sometimes?  How difficult is it to not think that the world just doesn't want you to be happy?  


It's hard.  Getting harder.  I've burned most of my time off with my roomie only to need it now more than ever.  I barely get to see my kids, alimony and child support keep me broke.  Admin at work actively hates me and is working to push me out any way they can.  


You do what you can with what you've got.  No one can ask for me.  No one should ever expect less.  

But man.  It's getting harder and harder to do and there's less and less in the tank.  




Sorry, just needed a moment.  Please resume your normal activities. Thank you. 

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 01:26 PM

Honestly sorry to hear about all of that.  I'm terrible at trying to comfort people in person, and even worse online, but I just wanted to say that there are people here pulling for you.

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 01:36 PM

Thats just all awful Rhinox.

Sorry any of it happened.




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Posted 16 May 2021 - 02:30 PM

I've got nothing that won't seem trite. I'm just really sorry that you are going through this shit. 

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 03:02 PM

Yeah, we're all pulling for you, Rhinox. If you need a place to vent, we're right here.

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 04:24 PM

i dont know why, especially since im usually quite cynical, but this always manages to lift my mood


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Posted 16 May 2021 - 05:24 PM

Holy crap. So sorry, Rhinox. 

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 09:09 PM

I...I got nothing man. Beyond an aggressive urge to give you a massive bear hug. Just...shit.



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Posted 16 May 2021 - 09:19 PM

Ditto. So sorry. Hang in there.

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Posted 16 May 2021 - 10:08 PM

Hoping things get better for everything you and yours are going through.


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Posted 16 May 2021 - 11:07 PM

Damn, Rhinox. I'm so sorry. Nobody should have to go through this sort of shit.

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Posted 17 May 2021 - 01:39 AM

yeah man, that's hard... any one of those is painful on its own, but all piled up like that... damn. It isn't any wonder you feel the way you do. and I'm happy you've got this place to come to to vent. Because as much as it feels like the world's entire focus of bad luck is pointed at you right now... you need to be there to support your friends and family who are facing these things.


*hugs brother* 

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Posted 17 May 2021 - 08:42 AM

Yikes. No one should have to go through that much crap.

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#14 Rhinox


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Posted 17 May 2021 - 02:12 PM

There's just no time to process or reset. It's like we're just moving from one wreck to another.

There's no respite.

You put on the brave face, you present whichever shoulder they want to cry on but inside you're just as much an emotional wreck. No part of life is untouched. And there's so much to do. Even taking a morning feels like I'm being a lazy a-hole because there's so much that should be done.

Every day you have to give 100% but the tank is running dry.

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Posted 17 May 2021 - 02:20 PM

Oh man that is...


wow, I'm so sorry.


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Posted 19 May 2021 - 09:49 AM

Things just don't let up.  They don't stop.  

We bought some chicks a few weeks ago.  4 of them.  Some of our older chickens passed and needed replaced and they were on sale.  75 cents a chick.  Why not get 4?  


Woke up yesterday and they were all dead in the cage.  Just gone.  No clue as to how.  Maui the gunea pig who lives in the cage next to them seemed fine.  


At this point it's practically pathos.  Like, what on earth is going to be next?  

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Posted 19 May 2021 - 11:08 PM

Man. I am sorry to see that all this has happened to you. 

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