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Postby Tenjen » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:38 pm

eh, feels like what she would have wanted. Not that she wouldn't have rolled her eyes at it.
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Postby Artemisia » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:00 pm

Carrie Fisher understood a lot about the use of tech going forward. Additionally, what they are talking about is not a full on resurrection the way they did with Peter Cushing, but rather using already filmed images of Fisher to portray Leia.
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Postby Azrael » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:52 pm

Freeze frame. :( Farewell, John Geils
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Postby Tenjen » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:00 pm

Charlie Murphy passed today after a long battle leukemia :\

so much :\
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Postby Artemisia » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:00 pm

Azrael wrote:Freeze frame. :( Farewell, John Geils


I will always remember how he helped Angie Tribeca solve crimes...

Oh, wait, wrong J. Geils.

I was sad to hear of Geils passing, the real Geils, that is.
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Postby BlairFan » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:27 pm

John Warren Geils, RIP. (His band rocked out, and had intelligent lyrics. Who could ask for more?)
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Re: Thread : In the news today

Postby Adamas » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:34 am

And now, The "WTF ARE THESE ASSHOLES SMOKING?!" report

Alabama Senate passes bill to give Church it's own Police Force. *starts pounding his head on the wall* There's just SO FOOKING MUCH wrong with this, I don't know where to start!
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Postby Don Alexander » Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:34 am

Fuck separation of chruch and state. In Soviet Alabama, CHURCH IS STATE!

Also, Turkey just shot its chances of joining the EU. I guess that is the one good piece of news I get from the referendum. And now everyone, Sieg Heil the Great Sultan... X(
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Postby Adamas » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:53 pm

One of the things that tweaks my short and curlies is that I'd never have known about it if the Young Turks commentary on it didn't show up in my Youtube feed! Not a damn word about it on my local news. I live in North Alabama but STILL! Something like this would affect the whole state!
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Postby Tenjen » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:49 am

iam sure this is elsewhere in the forum but it pisses me off to no end

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/04/20 ... -sketches/

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To see her treated such and having lost income because of it infuriates me.
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Postby Searcher » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:54 pm

Tenjen wrote:iam sure this is elsewhere in the forum but it pisses me off to no end

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2017/04/20 ... -sketches/

Without her and her work, this place would not have existed. I wouldn't have met such interesting people or have been friends with them/you all. This place was amazing for me and helped reinforce a set positive values, empathy and positive perspective towards others that would have died in me during my youth had I not had this sanctuary as well as her and her work.

To see her treated such and having lost income because of it infuriates me.


It offends me that these jack-booted moro ... fine outstanding officers failed in basic freaking human intelligence ... failed to apply the law less harshly. 8-| Again, this is why I hate large government bureaucracies, they tend to attract individuals whom need procedure sheets printed and handed out to them about how one discovers the correct shoe for the correct foot. A normal person would had figured 'well, this is within my digression so no foul, have fun' or at least had been 'sorry no entry' and not searcher her! Finger print her! Enter the info into a damn database over a FREAKING COMIC CON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Don Alexander » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:01 pm

Holy fucking shit!!!! o_O
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Re: Thread : In the news today

Postby Tenjen » Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:36 am

Follow up from Giz

Follow-up to my previous post on being denied entry to the US to attend C2E2...

First, thank you all for your support. I had no idea that post would blow up like that. I didn't get a chance to reply or thank everyone as I was on my way back home. 16hr+ drive to get back, so it was a little hard to keep track with social media, and all of a sudden, news! Yeah, my face ended up plastered on comic news sites. I just hope I'm not remembered in the future as the cartoonist who got turned away at the US border!

Since I wrote my first post barely 30 minutes after coming out, I was a little shaken, so please excuse me if I forgot to mention that although I did get a body search, I wasn't manhandled or anything. The two women who performed the search were simply doing the job they were told to do. Sure it's a little odd to get your bra and panties checked out like that while you face a wall legs spread open, but it could've been worse if you know what I mean. ;)

The agent who was dealing with my case, was polite. Although, I will admit that Marc & I chuckled a bit at the fact that it started pouring rain like mad just as he had to escort us out of the US. Basically, they bring you back to your car (that area is covered) but where he had to direct us to leave, to open the gate to send us on our way with our refusal papers, well, that wasn't covered. The guy was drenched hehe.

A few people tried to offer suggestions on what I should do next time. Many talk about visas. Once I saw I wasn't entering the US, I asked the agent what he thought I should've had, and he said "I don't know... maybe an o-1?" From what I gathered online, an o-1 visa is best for someone who's gonna spend a lot of time in the US, not 3 days once or twice a year. (Like, if I was on tour for a year as a musician in the US, it might make sense, but hey, if you know otherwise, let me know!)

Others recommended a B-1, and from what I gather, that implicates me filling out a form each time I plan on going, pay $160, and schedule an interview beforehand to tell them exactly what I'll be doing there, and from the PDF I saw about the B-1, I still wouldn't be allowed to sell/sketch on a 3 day trip. You can take orders, but you have to ship those orders from your country of origin. Basically, the B-1 is more for doing meetings and signing contracts, not really made for a freelance cartoonist doing sketches.

With that said... not sure what the answer is yet (and I'm not the only cartoonist in this situation, trust me.) I'll keep looking into it. In the meantime, I'll keep doing cons in Canada on occasion.

In closing, I'm OK. Seriously.
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Re: Thread : In the news today

Postby Artemisia » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:08 pm

We've been having a lot of this on the border lately. The problem isn't with border patrol, honestly, at least not in most cases, but with the lack of direction from anyone in the upper echelons of the department because, quite frankly, there isn't anyone in the upper echelons of the department. The Trump Administration hasn't hired anyone for those positions, and he's been about as helpful giving guidance about his directives as a punch-drunk penguin. So, a lot of people are being turned away from the border because they don't have what the border patrol agents believe is the correct documentation because no one in the pay grades above them is there to tell them what they should be looking for.

I live near these people, just as clarification, and grew up with a lot of law enforcement agents in my life. Without clear directions, there is a breakdown in order and people end up doing what they think they are supposed to be doing rather than what they actually have to be doing. I am so sorry to hear that Giz was caught up in the mess created by this inept administration.
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