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  • Originally posted by Jan View Post

    Not yet. And it's three whole hours past morning in his time zone! Hrmph!
    I'm guessing it was the news of TLDV going to publishers
    All generalizations are false, including this one.

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    • Congratulations to JMS on "Becoming a Writer, Staying a Writer" winning the Best Indie Book Award for Non Fiction Writing!
      https://twitter.com/straczynski/stat...86167651770368
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      "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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      • Another sync-up commentary has been unlocked! This one is 'The Coming of Shadows'.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk8X8MRUf-I
        "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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        • JMS made public a Patreon post from a while back. This in reference to the all-too-prevalent censorship of books these days. It's an interesting read and I'm glad he posted, even if it was cut from BECOMING SUPERMAN:
          https://www.patreon.com/posts/40531144
          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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          • An interesting couple of tweets from JMS last night. In his usual Vorlon-esque way, he hints about more Thor in a post about the Anniversary issue he and Coipel have coming out tomorrow.
            https://twitter.com/straczynski/stat...69532382695424

            Absent a one-pager in 2019 written just for fun, it's been 12 years since I've played in the Marvel universe. This changes Wednesday with my contribution to the THOR anniversary issue (with art by Olivier Coipel). 'Twas much fun. And who knows, there may be more to come....

            (The "more to come," should it actually be, I dunno, anything at all, and may not be, has nothing to do with Thor, should it exist at all, since Thor has an amazing team behind it and this is all sheer speculation and there's absolutely nothing going on in sector 83 by 9 by 12.)
            "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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            • As always, please take discussion to the Off Topic Forum. From JMS last night re: the SCOTUS ruling striking down Roe v Wade:


              A SUPREME COURT WORKSHEET
              Since you have chosen to apply the standards of the 18th century for how women were treated to the present moment, I wanted to take this opportunity to bring to your attention other aspects of their lives during this time that could be --
              -- useful in your future deliberations. Because surely if the one applies, then the rest must as well.

              1) Girls went to boarding schools or poverty schools where they learned how to read and write, music, and how to be “charming,” lessons which taught them to be submissive to--
              --men to help them land a husband. Women were not permitted to attend most colleges. This should be great for you because by limiting women’s education, per the standards at the time of the Constitution, they will be less able to understand what you're doing on their behalf. --

              2) Women were expected to marry young or be considered “spinsters.” Once married they were to concentrate only on housework, and did not work outside the home. Single women and spinsters were almost entirely relegated to working as milliners, washerwomen, midwives and milkmaids--
              So if you want to preserve that tradition, you definitely need to get right onto restricting the workplace and limiting what sort of jobs women can hold.

              3) There were no anesthetics, and medicine was poor compared to modern standards, and many women died in childbirth. --
              -- Even if the mother survived, infant mortality was horrifically high. Roughly 25% of children died before their fifth birthday. But I guess you can't make a patriarchy without breaking a few ovaries, eh? It would have been great if there were some medical way to prevent --
              -- problematic births, so that they would not have to be carried to term, killing both, or crippling and limiting the lifespan of the children that did survive birth, but it didn’t exist then, so as of today’s news, it doesn’t exist now. Which, by your lights, is --
              --exactly as it should be.

              Most religious practices are frozen in time by what was written at the time the religion was born. What was written down by desert-dwelling men two thousand years ago is still the rubric applied today to how men and women should comport themselves. --
              You are applying that same logic to the Constitution and the period in which it was written, which despite all the movies and books about that era was, by every yardstick we can apply, horrific in comparison to the present moment in its view of women, people of color, science --

              --and medicine. Most importantly, in the 18th century men had nearly absolute control over the lives of women, whether married, single or “spinster.” Acting not as judges of the present, but as high priests of the patriarchal past.

              And this is the world toward which you are --
              --compelling the nation. A world based not on the current world – contradicting the founders who based their Constitution on the state of their current world, not the time of the Old or New Testaments – but on a prior century’s assumptions about the world.

              To that purpose--
              --at the end of the day, please surrender your car, your cellphone, most of your medications, your driver’s license, any degrees earned by women in your family, and henceforth eschew airplanes, elevators, liver transplants, hair restoration, contact lenses --
              --the interstate freeway system, television, movies and recorded music.

              And while you’re at it: go fuck thyselves.

              Yr obdnt srvnt,

              JMS
              https://twitter.com/straczynski/stat...00078258860032
              "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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              • JMS' sync-up commentary for "Passing through Gethsemane" is now available on YouTube:

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzQAU38a89M
                "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                • Even if he can't be there, JMS gives us announcements during SDCC week:

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                  • Curiouser and Curiouser...

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                    • This year Studio JMS will make the B5 feature film??

                      Mildly snarky joking aside, am genuinely intrigued what's in the pipeline for B5. At least one of those things is done and dusted, if I am reading the past announcement correctly.
                      Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

                      Kosh: Good!

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                      • Pilot order announcement?

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                        • Originally posted by Dodger View Post
                          Pilot order announcement?
                          Could be? Alternatively, it could be any number of projects other than B5. I was just recalling recently that he'd been announced to write a pilot based on "One Second After" that I haven't heard of in a while. Or another comic. Or another feature? The man does keep busy!
                          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                          • I feel like teasing me is ......................... torture!!!!!!!
                            Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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                            • And another post this morning (and all the bathroom humor's already been made over on Twitter, thanks...).

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                              • And today's post. If there's anything I can do, I sure will.

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