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  1. Comment on Gregory and the Hawk - Tin Can Ride in ~music

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    Hey OP, any idea why the videos are no longer available? I apologize in advance if it's an issue on my side.

    Hey OP, any idea why the videos are no longer available? I apologize in advance if it's an issue on my side.

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  2. Comment on Patrick Stewart says Star Trek Picard series is set up to run three seasons in ~tv

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    Haha indeed on both counts. Forgive me it's been a decade since I've seen the movie. So, in the Kelvin timeline, I recall Spock (from Prime timeline) tried to save Romulus from the Hobus...

    However, everyone else seems to enjoy imagining shows that are never actually going to happen, so I might as well have a go. Maybe running a Star Trek subreddit for 5+ years can finally be useful! :)

    Haha indeed on both counts.

    We know the show will be set about 20 years after the events of 'Nemesis', and we also know, thanks to 'Star Trek' (2009), that the Hobus supernova destroyed Romulus about 10 years after the events of 'Nemesis'. So the show will be set in a post-Hobus Alpha Quadrant.

    Forgive me it's been a decade since I've seen the movie. So, in the Kelvin timeline, I recall Spock (from Prime timeline) tried to save Romulus from the Hobus supernova, using red matter and such, but failed in his time. So when him and Nero went back into time, the Kelvin timeline gets created.

    Does this mean in the Prime timeline, the star would go supernova anyway except this time nobody would be there to stop it?

    I reckon we're going to get a show about Picard the diplomat. He'll be a trouble-shooter with a roving brief, rather than an ambassador to one species. And, to help him get to trouble spots fast, he'll have a Starfleet ship assigned to him, with its own captain and crew. He'll tell them where to take him, but they run the ship. We'll see Picard deal with a different problem every week, because diplomatic issues keep flaring up all over the place.

    I love that. Particularly the idea of formerly captain Picard on a Starship that isn't his. So they have a mission to facilitate Picard's missions but I can see a lot of tension and hijinks that can result from such a dynamic! Very interesting.

    And an ongoing issue in the background will be the Romulans. The destruction of Romulus is going to disrupt Alpha Quadrant politics immensely. The Romulans are now a people without a homeworld. There'll be survivors from the destroyed homeworld wandering around, looking for a new homeworld. There'll be former Romulan subject planets who've broken free from Romulan rule. There'll be Romulan colonies. But there won't be a Romulus. Romulans might not be a main power any more, but they'll be a major disruption. So, I think that they'll pop up in the series from time to time, as Picard the roving diplomat has to deal with yet another problem caused by the Romulans.

    That's really cool. I like the idea of Romulans not as major power but a major disrupter. As a situation they didn't cause took away much of their power, but the Romulans are still Romulans so you know they're going to be up to something and be good at it.

    I hope we don't get Picard the action hero...

    Yeah, same haha.

    Honestly, I'm really looking forward to it. For some reason I imagine a lot of sadness at some points in the story. Maybe we find out some beloved character or another has died. Relationships will have changed. I think we got glimpses of that in the original show in an episode or another. So I suspect something like that will be shown.

    I miss having a character like Picard on the airwaves. And the reason I miss him is certainly not for his action stuff (however much I may have enjoyed that).

    So I hope you are right!

    And once again, it is a pleasure running into you here. As I alluded to, I had been a lurker for years over on that sub. And would always take note of your comments.

  3. Comment on Patrick Stewart says Star Trek Picard series is set up to run three seasons in ~tv

  4. Comment on Patrick Stewart says Star Trek Picard series is set up to run three seasons in ~tv

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    Oh shit. Please forgive me as I'll delay responding to your comment for now but I wondered from where I recognized you! I've barely been on Tildes for a day and I'm already loving this place haha....

    Oh shit. Please forgive me as I'll delay responding to your comment for now but I wondered from where I recognized you!

    I've barely been on Tildes for a day and I'm already loving this place haha.

    You know I've always been terrified to post in that sub, as while I have seen every show every movie, I just don't know enough to feel like I can engage properly. So I've used the first watch analysis thread of the new series to post a comment here and there.

    But damn, I've read a lot of your comments over the years! Got me through some hard times haha.

    Are you no longer a moderator there or am I getting this wrong? If so, would you be able to comment as to why?

    Either way, pleasure to run into you here. Will comment later on what you said. Thank you!

  5. Comment on Patrick Stewart says Star Trek Picard series is set up to run three seasons in ~tv

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    Interesting. Would you have any hypotheses about what it could be about? And please, feel free to speculate as much as you like.

    Interesting.

    Would you have any hypotheses about what it could be about? And please, feel free to speculate as much as you like.

  6. Comment on Patrick Stewart says Star Trek Picard series is set up to run three seasons in ~tv

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    Question: Do we know anything about whether a star ship will be involved or anything Federation related? The sense I get is that it is going to be the Picard we know, but not the one we remember...

    Question: Do we know anything about whether a star ship will be involved or anything Federation related?

    The sense I get is that it is going to be the Picard we know, but not the one we remember if that makes sense.

    Either way, I can't even tell you how excited I am about seeing him on screen again. And seeing old characters would just be absolutely brilliant!

  7. Comment on Patrick Stewart says Star Trek Picard series is set up to run three seasons in ~tv

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    Interesting. I thoroughly enjoy The Orville but it's not a show I watch while doing something else or just unwinding. I think it's a wonderful show. However, there is nothing in the Alpha Quadrant...

    Interesting. I thoroughly enjoy The Orville but it's not a show I watch while doing something else or just unwinding. I think it's a wonderful show.

    However, there is nothing in the Alpha Quadrant that gets me excited and into the moment quite like ST. I'm about to watch the latest episode of Disco right now.

    How have you found the second season so far?

  8. Comment on What do you find cozy, comforting, or relaxing? in ~talk

  9. Comment on What do you find cozy, comforting, or relaxing? in ~talk

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    A while ago I responded to a particular nasty call (I am a volunteer EMT/firefighter) and things got quite messy. It was a tough night. After shift I came home, took a very very long shower in...

    A while ago I responded to a particular nasty call (I am a volunteer EMT/firefighter) and things got quite messy. It was a tough night.

    After shift I came home, took a very very long shower in steaming hot water. Made some tea, sat on the balcony with all the plants watching the sun rise. It was quite peaceful and relaxing.

    Basically, no matter how tough it gets, I remind myself to give myself some time to just be in the moment and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, be it on a balcony in a crowded city or some secluded forest.

  10. Comment on How did you come across Tildes? in ~talk

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    Burnout is indeed a bitch. Yeah, honestly that's one of the main reasons I was attracted to the model of Tildes. I really didn't say anything bad to the mods. In fact, I said a lot of nice things...

    Burnout is indeed a bitch.

    Yeah, honestly that's one of the main reasons I was attracted to the model of Tildes.

    I really didn't say anything bad to the mods. In fact, I said a lot of nice things and disagreed where I felt I should. One reason is in the back of my head, I recognized that whoever I was speaking to is someone who is dealing with a whole lot now, too. So I wanted to attempt to appeal what I felt like was a wrong action on their part, while at the same time not taking too much of their time or energy.

    I still felt a bit sad when I got the reply that I did. Especially because I didn't approach them in an adversarial manner and I acknowledge what I did and apologized for it.

    Also you have a way with words. I've never been a mod but holy shit that was a rollercoaster. Hahaha.

    At some point, you forget to give a damn about individuals anymore.

    Yeah, I understand that. It's certainly how I felt when I got their responses. Honestly, I'm not blaming them. I've never done this (the spam thing) and I never had a reason to. It's just funny I get banned for posting about a story that they would later allow once they realized they were wrong.

    Also, yeah this may not be enough but I think if I've understood the spirit Tildes is that the community matters and come first. So it's on us to make it better and maybe one day enough, right?

    Hopefully I'll be able to do my part.

    Thank you for such a warm welcome :)

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  11. Comment on How did you come across Tildes? in ~talk

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    I have been a lurker on Reddit for years, and an active user on r/politics for I think somewhere around 2 years. Up until last night, I had never had any issue or committed any violation of any...

    I have been a lurker on Reddit for years, and an active user on r/politics for I think somewhere around 2 years. Up until last night, I had never had any issue or committed any violation of any kind.

    But last night I got banned on r/politics. The short if it is, they banned for me "spam".

    What happened was there was a news story that I think thousands of online at the time were trying to submit. The mods active at the time concluded that it was off topic. So toward the end of this cycle, I posted the same comment or some variant of it about 5-10 times in a row in every new submission which was almost instantly removed. So I had the same comment in a bunch of quickly-removed submissions.

    Incidentally, the mods later changed their minds and allowed submissions and discussions of this particular news story.

    I messaged the mods with what I would argue was a sincere message. I took responsibility for my actions and didn't deny what they said. I give a heartfelt plea to have them reconsider. It would appear they responded condescendingly and would ultimately double town and even hint that my plea would even harm my chances of being unbanned further.

    I thanked them for all that they've done. And respectfully stated that I will not in fact be appealing my ban.

    I never said anything uncivil toward the mods. Nor did I accuse them of anything. I even told them I understand their decision (one they would, again, later reverse).

    And according to private messages I got and what was publicly commented upon, it seems there were a lot of other people like me who got banned because of that story.

    And in some thread or another, I saw people discussing all of this and then one of them mentioned Tildes.

    And now the rest is history. I'm super happy to be here.

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