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      Welcome!   03/05/2016

      Welcome, everyone, to the new 910CMX Community Forums. I'm still working on getting them running, so things may change.  If you're a 910 Comic creator and need your forum recreated, let me know and I'll get on it right away.  I'll do my best to make this new place as fun as the last one!


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  1. This Day In History

    How silly. 4004 BC is a lot earlier than that!
  2. What Are You Watching?

    It's always fun when an author you love recognizes you. I still have a T-shirt somewhere from the Weis-Hickman Rebel Alliance. This weekend had Phil and Kaja Foglio as guests of honor. Well, Phil officially, but they're basically a package deal. Hence my being inspired to re-read and hopefully catch up on Girl Genius.
  3. What Are You Watching?

    Just finished watching the series finale of Downton Abbey.
  4. Things You Find Amusing

    A thread for sharing jokes, humorous situations or comments from real life, amything you find amusing. Please try to keep it light-hearted in general -- we want to be amused here, not depressed. ;-) Went to an event last weekend where a friend of the organizer posted on Facebook that she'd be wearing a Doctor Who T-shirt she knew she'd like. Well, there must have been a couple hundred Doctor Who T-shirts at the event! Including on me. That's what you get when you tell everyone in the Facebook group what the event organizer is into, and everyone wants in on the gag! I saw a trio of ducks outside my townhouse this afternoon, two drakes and a hen. The drakes didn't appear to be fighting or trying to edge the other out, they were just walking in a triangle, the boys leading the way almost side by side, the girl following close behind. I couldn't help but think a cheery, "You go, girl!" Which reminds me....why does a chicken coop have two doors?
  5. What Are You Watching?

    One of the local sci-fi fan-run conventions was last weekend, and as usual, there were some room parties that went above and beyond on the decorations and theme-ing. One was a group of teens who turned the room into a giant box fort. Another covered the walls with enlarged versions of comic book characters (on paper, not the walls themselves, we do like this hotel and don't want to be kicked out). My favorite was themed on the Alien/Aliens movies, with plush chestbursters and facehuggers on random corners and shelves, plus a few in glowing "specimen jars", and giant poster-style images of various portions of a spaceship to make it seem like the room was the Nostromo. Bits of duct and running strings of light added to the feel of the ship. There was a plush orange tabby cat above the TV with an ID badge identifying him as Jonesy, the cat from the movies, with his position listed as "Coping Officer" and the ID number 009/L1-VE5. Everyone running the party had Nostromo T-shirts, mostly white print on black shirts but one in pink ink and one in pink glitter ink. And best of all, they had a actual official ALIENS coloring book, and had made copies of various pages and set them out with a big box of crayons. :-) They had the movies running, with captions on, and it's always good to get to rediscover how great a classic movie is!
  6. Things You Find Amusing

    Voicemail message from a client. I am amused at how happy/excited/enthusiastic a person can be that their cat pooped. "A wonderful bowel movement, I don't think I've seen that type of bowel movement out of him for years! It is terriffic!" I'm definitely leaving this one on the voicemail for the receptionists to hear tomorrow. They'll get a kick out of it too! :-D (In case anyone here has an old cat who gets constipated, we used a mix of warm water and lube, passing a red rubber catheter up past the blockage, doing several of these mini-enemas throuhout the day instead of one big one the cat would have to be sedated for. It's a wonderful trick every vet should know about!)
  7. Story Monday February 18, 2019

    Ye gods, now I'm picturing Grace transforming into a Jägerkin. I really shouldn't go back and forth between webcomics like this.
  8. This Day In History

    Nobody expects the Spammish Repetition! Spam spam spam spam, spammity spam..... So the Doctor's granddaughter was less than eight years ahead of herself when she got confused about how many shillings in a pound, way back in the pilot, "An Unearthly Child".
  9. NP Wednesday February 13, 2019

    Makes me picture all the multi-lingual labels and signs and instruction manuals we have now. In a few thousand years, will someone use the How To Install Your Smart Speaker booklet as a key to deciphering the mysterious "English" language? Or perhaps an engraved tourist sign about a Niagara Falls long since dried up? ;-)
  10. Things That Are Just Annoying

    The animal hospital is closed on Sundays, but a client showed up knocking on the door tonight with his dog in the car wanting me to just take a look at her. That's not what's annoying, although it would be if I weren't already too far behind on Game of Thrones to be trying to get to a viewing party. It's a good client, and his daughter works for us, so I didn't mind checking their pooch. No, what's annoying is that his cell phone went off, playing just the first eight notes of Bach's Minuet in G. Anyone who has ever taken piano lessons will know this piece. And I had it stuck in my head for at least an hour, with periodic relapses since. Aren't cell phones bad enough without people putting earworms on them???
  11. Story Wednesday February 13, 2019

    I agree that Grace may transform if she feels the need to protect her new friend. Now that she's got a bit of training under her belt, hopefully she'll think quickly enough to just tell Sam to get behind her at first, and save any dramatic Omega-form for responding to actual hostile action. If she does bring out her antennae, I suspect Camdin will think she's Noah's hero identity instead of Cheerleadra.
  12. NP Wednesday February 13, 2019

    Gosh, it's almost like someone has a prejudice against name-based affinities..... ;-)
  13. Story Monday February 11, 2019

    Poor Sarah's going to be wondering what's wrong with her, that all the guys she has the hots for or she thinks like-like her, are either gay or just want to be good friends.
  14. Things that make you sad.

    Sunday was the second anniversary of my father's death. I was able to go home for the weekend to visit my mom, and we did stop by the columberia where his ashes are, but it wasn't the focus of the visit. I wasn't really sure if my mom would remember what day it was, as it was usually my dad who was best at remembering that sort of thing, but she did too. We talked a bit about their travels together, as well as family trips taken with all four of us. So, sad, but not in a bad way, if that makes sense to you.
  15. Last Post Wins

    More like frienemies. But enough is as good as a feast. Mary Poppins said it, and she's practically perfect, so it must be true!
  16. Things that make you go WTF

    No, no. T-shirts come after bumper stickers! Then buttons, and then hats are tied with posters, although certain political hats are endangering that ranking.
  17. Things that make you sad.

    Both within two days? Ouch! I hope it wasn't something bad that took out both of them, although I guess I don't even know if that would be any worse or better. May you find comfort all the happy memories the three of you shared!
  18. Tedd's new job.

    Hard to comment without seeing more of the conversation than just the last word of it....
  19. Last Post Wins

    Or extra-strong polymer heads, for players of Extreme Croquet. I first heard about it from Donna Andrews's marvelous Meg Langston mysteries, in this case No Nest For the Wicket. Each book's title has some sort of play on bird names, and each book also features a new event or hobby or obsession, such as weddings, revolutionary war reenactment, a computer gaming company, a giant yard sale gone out of control, and yes, Extreme Croquet. She's a great author and every book is a fun read. :-)
  20. This Day In History

    Check around for any prominent graffiti that translates to "Hello, Sweetie!" What many people don't understand, or don't want to believe, is that the Founding Fathers were afraid of too much democracy. It's the old saw about three wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for lunch. The Tyrrany of the Majority. The Electoral College was meant to make the choice one step removed from the popular vote. Instead of voting directly for a candidate, we are supposed to vote for someone we admire and trust and think will make a good choice, and then let them decide who to actually vote for. The whole idea of a delegate promising to vote for one specific candidate and no one else is bringing the system back to the popular vote pretty much electing the winner directly, with a little bit of a slant in a couple of ways. Far too much power in the hands of the uneducated masses. I'm not sure how they would want things done if they were magically transported to the modern age, with its near-instant communication and fairly accurate polls, its sound-bite advertising and short attention spans. The current literacy rate is so close to 100% that they probably would consider it universal, and television, radio, and internet enable everyone to have access to vast amounts of information, but also exposes everyone to vast amounts of misinformation, with very little education in how to judge which of it is accurate, whose arguments are full of fallacies and whose are to the point and logical, how to tell if claims are backed up by truth or were pulled from someone's nether regions. There are plenty of books and videos out there about such things, but they get lost in the sea of crap. Maybe they would think there should be no pledged delegates, and candidates should be forbidden from promising to vote for someone in particular. Or maybe they would say, get rid of the Electoral College, the masses are smart enough and educated enough to make a much better decision than our masses would have been. Maybe they'd think that low voter turn-out was a good thing, people who didn't care enough or feel they knew enough to vote selecting themselves out of the process (quite likely with the mindset and attitudes of their day and age), or maybe they'd say the countries with mandatory voting have the right idea and everyone should vote in every election (which would also require everyone having the chance to vote, with either guaranteed time off of work, or a wide variety of ways to vote available over a long enough period of time that everyone really would be guaranteed a chance. It's an interesting intellectual exercise, but there's no real way to know, as scholars who have spent their whole careers studying the writings of the Founding Fathers disagree about what they would have thought or intended. I'm now picturing a Scandinavia and the World comic with UK having a bunch of foster/adopted kids running around, some of them teenagers wanting their own car and telling England "You're not my real father!!!"
  21. NP Monday February 4, 2019

    Hooray for promise of the return of Q&A! I wonder how the Q&A Crew have been since we last saw them?
  22. NP Friday February 1, 2019

    Maybe this is part of the test of the cave. Will the one who has always wanted a better figure be willing to give back the luscious curves, or will she keep a little extra for herself when the time comes to rebalance back to normal?
  23. NP Friday February 1, 2019

    I'm sure it wouldn't be too difficult to find a woman badly in need of a breast reduction, but unable to afford it or too afraid of surgery. Only question is, can you make an exchange and then un-link without undoung the exchange? Or would you have to pick one person, and then carefully stash the scales somewhere they won't ever get jostled or knocked over?
  24. Story, Wednesday January 30, 2019

    So every post on this message board has a little bent-over butt in its lower right corner, and if you like what you see you express your approval by tapping that?
  25. This Day In History

    Ah, see, I knew for Norton I to be Emperor, there would have to be at least one or two other monarchs for him to rule over! Was the later U2 version really shut down too, or was that just a tribute to the Beatles? I'm thinking tribute but it's been a while and the memories haven't been reinforced in a while. And at least a couple of commedians quipped that it was a good thing he hadn't been an Underwear Bomber....little did they know! What a Scandal! Ah, yes, the dictionary that added "dalek" when I was a kid, providing more ammunition to my argument that Doctor Who is to England/UK what Superman is to America. Everyone has a general idea what you mean if you say the word "kryptonite" don't they? It says you're human -- believe me, there were some pretty awful jokes going around after Challenger and Columbia both, just whispered and guiltily snickered at while groaning and wincing. This was, of course, pre-social media; I shudder to think what posts and memes will result from the next tragedy. They say we're young, and we don't know; we won't find out until we grow. On February 2 in History...