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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.

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


@  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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Gardening Thread


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    Nonstop Baka

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 08:11 PM

Anyone else here into gardening? I have a basic setup, a section of garden is dedicated to vegetables/fruit. I've been planting stuff nearly every year since getting a house (around 6 years) with varying success. Just curious as to what kind of setup you have and any tips.

Current garden: tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, yellow beans, Japanese eggplant, and a new blueberry bush. Mostly I make spaghetti sauce and pickles. I've tried watermelon a few times but it never grew well. Never tried growing root veggies, a bit intimidated by that. Any day it doesn't rain, I water everything by hand. Weeds in the immediate vicinity get cleared. I also have an apple and pear tree, they started giving fruit 3yrs ago but they get devoured by bugs and birds first. Plus I think the bees are pollinating the apples with crabapple trees, it's supposed to be Fiji but the yield is always small, lumpy, and sour...

Currently thinking about installing a drip system that can work off my rain barrel, the hose, or auto feed from a bucket. There's just so many options I'm getting a bit overwhelmed.

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Posted 08 June 2021 - 08:25 PM

Everything you just said is exactly what I want to do.

I just have one problem:

I'm lazy.

Do you have pics of your garden? I would like to see.

Also installing a drip system sounds like a great idea especially if you have a rain barrel.



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Posted 09 June 2021 - 08:12 AM

Just took these today. The yard has a circle marked in concrete that used to have a bird feeder in the middle. TMM helped me put up a basic wire fence around it the first year. As you can see it's not the cleanest but whatever. My process is this:

1) In spring, take a weedwacker to the area to clear out the tall stuff.
2) Use a tiller to help dig up the roots of the old stuff (I have one that works off a rechargeable battery). I only do this on the area I'm planning to use for the garden. It's quite a workout so gotta take this part slow. Pull out as much of the roots as you can. Probably not going to get them all.
3) Wait until well after the last cold snap b/c New England weather can be moody. Usually this means mid-May. Time to get plants!
4) Clear the spots where you want to plant stuff and follow the planting directions on the plant tag.
5) Use watering can to water daily when it doesn't rain. Sprinkler works too, but it'll water everything in the area, including weeds. Clear any weeds in the immediate area around the plants at least once a week.
6) Wait for shit to grow.



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Posted 09 June 2021 - 08:21 AM

One more pic of potted plants on the porch, couldn't fit it w/ the size limit. It's not too bad, the toughest part for me is prepping the garden. This year it took maybe 3-4 hours spread out into different days. Planting takes about 10 mins for each plant. After everything's set up, I spend about 15mins a day watering/weeding. It does increase once things are ready for harvesting.

Making sauce is a whole other process... But if I feel too lazy I can give away the extra produce to family/friends. :D

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 11:21 AM

For the second year, I have two plots at the local community garden. Last year we pickled several jars of cucumbers, and froze more than 20 bags of tomatoes (good for chili, and not a whole lot else).


This year, a night of random frost killed off all our tomatoes and the cucumbers, so we've just replanted. We have a row of snap peas, a couple of tomatoes, some serrano peppers and a basil plant which might already be dead.



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Posted 09 June 2021 - 05:37 PM

Hate those random cold snaps. That's a large turnout, though! I love tomatoes so I throw them in a lot of places or eat one like an apple. I have a potted basil plant too, the previous one died on me pretty fast (not sure why) so I'm trying to be more careful with this one.

I have some indoor plants too, mostly hardier stuff like succulents. If I can't eat/use it I tend to forget about it.

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