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gaga-she-slays  asked:

So is communications officially cancelled? If so can we get the planned ending? Like you reveal who spoilers is?

that it is

i’m not rlly sure if i wanna put out the full story yet since

a) i don’t know 100% if i wanna spoil it yet jic i do decide to redo it one day??

b) since the story is still super underdeveloped i don’t really wanna put out an Official “hey this is what happens” b/c like what if i change my mind later……………………..

I’ve seen a lot of ideas about humans being on alien ships, and most are like “because of [whatever reason], it would be good if ships had one human on board” and there are a lot of stories that say that there’s only one human on the alien ship. But I don’t think that’s a good idea?? A lot of people have a hard time being a foreign exchange student a country where they don’t speak the language; I don’t think most humans could handle being the only human on an alien ship???? For various reasons, like loneliness/medical issues/etc. Being on an alien ship sounds awesome, but they wouldn’t have any support.

Maybe aliens don’t understand THAT; “Despite being capable enough on their own, humans have to come in groups of 2+ for some reason.”

“Let the humans choose their own groups; their social systems are much more complex, and despite their famous ability to socialize with just about any other species, if two humans ‘don’t get along’, meaning that they cause each other to have unfavorable emotions and occasionally will not cooperate, the result is negative for both the humans and the crew that they reside in.”

Maybe something like this?

The first time humans and the recently-contacted alien species “X”, the first to form an alliance with humans, attempt to team up, everyone realizes that they need to learn more about each other. They decide that should should be a simple exchange of personnel; these crewmen would work simple jobs on each other’s ships and interact with the crew in order to learn more about each other and how to successfully communicate. Both humans and Xs desperately want this to succeed. But, hearing rumors of the humans’ prowess, the X want to minimize any possible casualties, so they suggest that they exchange just one person each at the start; one X heads to the human command ship, and one human heads to the X’s.

Everything begins successfully.

The X on board the human ship is a model worker. It observes, asks questions, and when it doesn’t understand something, many humans surround and brainstorm ideas on how to explain things to it. Throwing out ideas left and right “It’s a bit like seeing color, but it’s invisible, and through the nose-” “No you idiot, it’s like those feel-auras it was talking about, but the nose is the sensory organ for it-” and eventually the X understands. In turn, when contributing ideas not easily understood by humans, it finds that many take this as a challenge, and will not stop bothering the X until they are sure that they understand. But with or without the aid of its new crewmates, the X never seems distressed that it can’t understand or be understood by others.

The human crew quickly notices that the X has not contacted its main ship, or for that matter, anyone else.

“Have you tried talking to your ship?”

“There was no need to try, I already know it won’t work because of conflicting signals.”

“Well, did you need to? Talk to your friends or family or anything? I’m sure I can rig something up if you need to.”

“I have no need to communicate with anyone as of now. Any information that will eventually need to be communicated will be included in my report to the High Command.”

“No, but did you WANT to talk to anyone? Like your family or something, so they know you’re okay? And I mean, I’m sure you must want to talk about how weird we humans are and stuff, right?”

“My family will be notified of my status when I return to the High Command. And all data I gather on humans will be included in my report.”

The X, despite being so far away from home and surrounded by pushy humans, does not seem homesick or lonely at all.

On the X’s ship, the human is enthusiastic and excited to learn new things at first. After all, they’re learning about and interacting with ALIENS; it’s freaking awesome. But it doesn’t take too long for the novelty to wear off and the human to realize that they are truly alone. No one else speaks a human language, or is physically capable of doing so. While translation technology makes communication possible, linguistic differences make both exact or truly accurate translations impossible, so it’s not the same as being able to have a simple chat with friends. And chatting with friends doesn’t come easily; technology between the ships is not compatible, and any communication signals from the human’s own communication device are cancelled out by signals from the Xs’ ship.

The human becomes isolated from all other humans, on board a ship of 200 Xs.

Any difficulty communicating is eventually pushed aside and ignored but the Xs; if the human can’t communicate an idea, and the Xs don’t get it, what can they do? They do not need to understand the human or have the human understand them in order to do their jobs, so there is no point in trying. They understand that this project is important to the alliance, but do not understand how important communication is to humans.

The human has no help from others; several humans asking the same questions might get the idea that communicating certain ideas are important. But there is also no one who could understand them, no one to brainstorm ideas with:

“Now, how do we explain the concept of smell to a species from a planet where no organism has a nose?”

“Oh! My cousin was born without a sense of smell, and we sort of explained things like…”

Any problems communicating human ideas, or understanding X ideas, they face alone.

On that note, the human finds it difficult to to relate with any of the Xs. Xs can socialize fine between each other, but their standards for camaraderie is much different than that of humans. Humans are famous for their ability to empathize with any species, but it is not a two-way street, leaving the human caring about their new ship-mates with little care for themselves in return. They do not put more effort in helping the human understand, nor do they go out of their way to interact with the human outside of work situations. The human knows that it is not the fault of the Xs, that this is just the way Xs are, but they can’t help but begin to feel unappreciated, unwanted, and depressed.

Having long-since passed simple homesickness and culture shock, the human just wants desperately to talk to another human. It wouldn’t have to be anyone from the same country, or someone from the same field of work, or heck, even someone who spoke the same language. Even humans who can’t understand each other’s words can have get an idea from hand gestures, and historically, people who speak different languages that live in proximity to each other develop new dialects or learn to understand each others spoken language to communicate. Even with an age gap, they’ve lived during some of the same world events; they could find something to relate to each other. Another human would understand how strange X biology is compared to human biology, right? Another human could make jokes, laugh at the new, awesome, and weird things that they encounter. Another human could confirm that their feelings were real, right?

Humans are biologically engineered for socialization after all. Their species survived and evolved over hundreds of thousands of years because of their social nature. Xs understand this, and have heard that humans occasionally might have special needs like extraneous physical contact, but do not understand the implications. That this made humans biologically dependent on socialization for survival. That humans’ mental, emotional, and eventually even physical states can deteriorate without affection from friends and family.

And so the human gets ill.

Not quite used to human physicality in general or variation in physicality between individuals, and after hearing the legendary stories of humans surviving seemingly impossible situations, the Xs work their human crewmate hard. The human, already emotionally exhausted from isolation, easily gets physically exhausted. They contract an illness not unlike the common cold, though it couldn’t be given that their current location does not have any traces of the virus. With proper rest, and maybe more chances to chat with some friends back on the command ship, would help the human immensely. But the human, in their emotional and physical distress, can not communicate the idea that yes, humans can recover from illness like this without 5 different medicines. That talking to loved ones, or someone, anyone, would do more than just make them happy but give them the emotional will to make them physically well. There are no other humans around to explain human medical issues, or to provide a cool cloth for their fever, or to talk to while they’re sick in bed and unable to work, or…

The Xs change course and modify their signals in order to send a message to the human command ship and inform them that the human has fallen ill. Afraid of retaliation and wanting to ensure good faith, they request a strategy, asking what needs to be done in this situation. The human ship responds; the X on their ship has recently fallen ill as well. Xs do not have the hardy immune system that humans do, and while precautions were taken, it still caught a cold. The decision to return the crewmates to their home ships is made. The information that they managed to gather during their exchange this time will be used for a more successful future exchange and other interactions in the future.

The X suggests to their commanders more precautions regarding illnesses, and also advises any future volunteers to talk as much as possible to the other humans; they love interaction, learning, and teaching.

The human suggests that a special channel be created for easy communication, and makes only one demand; it doesn’t matter what the other species demands, don’t you dare let anyone go alone, ever again.

Submitted By: @bluemichikosan 


UC Berkeley

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i’m bored and depressed and lonely inbox me, ask me questions, anything i was joking about the nudes by the way, i know it’s my fault because obviously i was the only one who knew it was a joke and over 200 people have sent me dick pics

So I sent the below e-mail to four decision makers in Netflix..

(It’s a somewhat long e-mail. I hope I got the message across properly)

Dear All,

Good day.

I’m sending you this e-mail in regards to your recent decision to cancel one of your original shows, Sense8. It came as a shock to me and all fans of the show to know that a Netflix original with such a diverse cast, positive global message, intriguing plot, and an excellent representation of PoC and LGBTQ communities was cancelled. 

I understand that the decision may have been made due to budget concerns. I’m positive that this issue has been raised with the show’s creators already and the result was the cancellation, but maybe now with all the fans’ responses and active petition for a renewal (the link to which I will include at the end of this e-mail) may help you and the show’s creators reach a compromise, especially with the cliffhanger the second season ended with. 

A Netflix original that is cancelled after two seasons and ending on a cliffhanger will not inspire subscribers to watch it. On the contrary, the unsatisfying ending will put viewers off. Also, many fans of Sense8 are already cancelling their subscriptions because of this decision. I, for one, will cancel mine should all efforts fail to bring back the show. 

With that being said, I am not necessarily asking for a full season if that is completely unfeasable financially, but with all characters ending up in one city in the season finale, there maybe a middle ground that can be reached to give us, the fans, a special or even a season with a fewer number of episodes. We need closure, a proper ending. I believe we desreve this much after waiting two years for season two and for staying loyal to you and to the show.

As I write this, there is an active petition for renewal addressed to you with 285,837 signatures and the number of supporters goes up every minute. Fans in the US are calling your support line, and fans worldwide are in contact with your online support team through chat voicing their opinions, and sharing their concerns over the abruptness of the decision, especially since we were never given a reason for the cancellation. Many fans have also encouraged others to subscribe and watch the show to give you more subscribers and more views to the show. 

I really hope that our voices have been heard and that you are re-considering the decision to cancel a show that has touched so many people’s lives across the globe in the most positive way.

Kindly find below the link to the petition:

Thank you for your time. I hope the Sense8 fandom hears some good news soon and if there is anything we can do to help you bring back the show, we’ll gladly do it.

Best Regards,

(If you wish to use this for inspiration, please do. Just don’t copy it as it is. We might not be taken seriously if we send templates. Thank you)
Sense8 Cancel8tion News

Ok so JMS tweeted earlier to say that a part of the reason Sense8 was cancelled was that Netflix could only get half the cast to renew their contracts. 

Now this is starting to make sense. 

Timeline as I understand it is: 

  • Show is pitched as 5-season series. 
  • Netflix picks up show, Netflix picks up solo rights, Netflix lets cast contracts expire after S1 to save money. 
  • Show does well enough for a second season, Netflix picks up cast contracts again for S2 (signing for a single season). Advertising for season 2 is lackluster. 
  • After season 2 is released, Netflix tries to sign the cast again–but because Netflix let the contracts expire, all the actors have signed up for other projects (because, you know, that’s how actors make a living). 
  • Season 2 viewership is low (MY OPINION: partially because of lackluster advertising/insufficient backing from Netflix), but only 4/8 actors are available to sign on, so rather than wait for another year to start filming the series, Netflix instead decides to cancel it. 
  • Sense8 is cancelled, community backlash occurs. 
  • Netflix does not release an explanation for the cancellation–possibly to keep the actors from being targeted by angry fans, because a large company can take that heat much better than 4-8 individuals. 

And that takes us to where we are now. 

As for what to do with this information? I don’t know. It’s possible that this opens the way for a follow-up revival episode or season in 3 or 4 years, if a market is present, if the creators are interested, IF Netflix will spring for it. The good news is, being unable to sign half the cast was a significant decider in cancelling the series. The bad news is, being unable to sign half the cast wasn’t the only decider in cancelling the series. 

Time to settle in for a long haul. Whatever new content ends up coming out–if any new content ends up coming out for Sense8–it will not be coming soon. (unless they like, rush through a graphic novel). But no matter what, I hope we can maintain the connections we forged in the last few weeks. The passion and love radiating from this fandom was dazzling. Let’s keep it going strong. 

We are the Archipelago: Isolated above. Connected below. 

I can’t believe the only tv show that cared about the LGBT community got cancelled. I mean, when it comes to Karmy, it was so messy sometimes  but the show deserved better.

Lauren Cooper was the only intersex representation on TV.

Noah is played by a transgender actor.

Amy Raudenfeld refused to put a label on herself.

And she learned to not apologize for taking care or herself.

Wade said something everyone needs to learn.

And everyone screamed at the guy when he said he was asexual. It was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.


Because we need more representation. Also, we will never find out if Karma loves Amy in a romantic way.


RIP FAKING IT ( April 22, 2014 – May 17, 2016 ).

so netflix cancels the get down and then sense8 in immediate succession? both shows with strong representation of people of color and the lgbt community……and sense8 was canceled the first day of pride month…..interesting. fascinating. riveting. funny how that turned out huh???? 👀☕️


This is the entire Community fandom right now

like y'all ok ive been trying to work on c2p2. for over half a year now. i started on it at the same time i was working on that colorbars remaster which we all know didnt happen. and as you can see ive put out a LOT of songs in that time like

it’s specifically communications and nothing else i have no motivation to work on, and no matter how many breaks i take or no matter what i try nothing gets me motivated enough to work on it long enough to actually finish it, and these small bursts of motivation happen every couple months so by the time i have motivation again there is SO MUCH i wanna improve about what i have done so far and right now it’s to the point where i’ll probably have to re-do the instrumental because it sounds so messy

and sure people asking about it makes me less motivated, but it’s not the reason why i wanna finish c2p2. like trust me i’m not doing it just for the fans, if i just didn’t wanna finish it, i wouldn’t. i would’ve cancelled communications and that would be that, but i really do wanna finish it. like the only reason i’m stressing about it is because *i* wanna finish it but i can’t because i genuinely can’t work up the motivation nor the inspiration and i guess people asking about it only reminds me of the fact that i just. can’t get motivated. and people trying to give me advice on how to motivate myself also makes it worse because i’ve tried, trust me, and literally nothing works. my depression is an immovable object, i’m not exaggerating. and being reminded of that makes me even less motivated i guess,

i’m so sorry to rant, i don’t mean any of this personally at all it’s just??? i’m hoping you guys can understand, i’m more impatient with myself than even my most nagging fans and it’s not something a simple break will fix

FNaF - About the latest events

It looks like the majority of the community thinks the cancellation of the new FNaF game is a troll. It is not.

Mr. Cawthon would never ever include his family in a post if he is not 100% serious. This is not a joke, guys. Mr. Cawthon is NOT trolling. The new game is cancelled as a matter of fact. Mr. C. is changing his mind very often as we learned, and if he would want to troll us again, he surely wouldn’t do it this way. It is not an unusual thing in the game industry that a project is cancelled in the middle of the production, as most of you guys surely know. If a project just looks to develop into a dead end, it is the best and most responsible thing to say “stop”. My ex boss always said “you shouldn’t try to ride a dead horse”.

Our fave developer pointed out the reasons that lead to his decision very well, we should be supportive as his fans and accept this.

You are doing the right thing, Mr. C! 👄

anonymous asked:

Guys. Communications is already cancelled. Just look at the official playlist. I understand that you might be upset but please don't let this end up like the whole Dance with the Dead thing. Shay must be going through some serious stuff if they're willing to cancel the series and risk you guys being total dicks towards them, so be considerate of them and DON'T take it too far. You remember what happened before, don't let it happen again.


So community has been cancelled by NBC and it’s been trending on tumblr for a few days those who haven’t seen the show please watch this video of Academy Award winner Jim Rash on the show and you’ll understand why we are so pissed off

Dear Dan Harmon, thank you

So Community’s cancelled. I’m having trouble processing this. I can’t explain how much this show means to me but I’m going to try.

I always felt on the outside of every circle I’ve ever been in. I’ve never felt like I’ve belonged anywhere. Every friend I’ve ever had I’ve either liked far more than they have liked me, or they like me more than I like them. The former made me feel worthless, the latter unfathomably guilty. I have never felt I’ve belonged anywhere.

Community understood that, Dan Harmon clearly does too. It was a show that was built on that feeling: not belonging. It was about broken people wading through the darkness of the mundane and finding somewhere to belong. It’s gotten me through my darkest days; when things were at their worst, Community understood and it held my hand.

I have a lot in common with much of the cast, but particularly Britta. Like Britta, I’m a crappy activist, a crazy left wing nut job and a generally awkward human being. It feels like the only thing I don’t have in common with her is that I’m not a hot blonde girl. Britta felt worthless, like so many of us, but Dan Harmon created something beautiful out of it and showed us why she wasn’t and why she wasn’t the worst. Britta was the part of all us that believed, the part that wanted to make a better world but didn’t know how. She was the part that desperately wanted to help because she couldn’t help herself. Britta was the heart of the show and she was the part that showed us that no matter how much we may hate ourselves sometimes, we’re capable of so much and we’re worth something.

There are two moments when Community really epitomised this but neither are Britta moments. In fact, they were both moments with Annie. The first was from the season 2 episode Mixology Certification, when Annie gets drunk and pretends to be someone else because she doesn’t know who she is. I think this is something we can all understand, the desire to get out, and Community proved that for all the crap and baggage, who you are is not awful. The other is from my favourite episode of Community: Virtual Systems Analysis. Abed and Annie have been in the Dreamatorium when Abed admits he’s scared he will never fit in and everyone will leave him and Annie replies with this:

“Your simulations are nothing more than anxieties; you’re afraid you won’t fit in, you’re afraid you’ll be alone. Great news! You share that with all of us so you’ll never be alone and you’ll always fit in.”

It’s a beautiful moment. Community understood loneliness, the fear of abandonment and proved that we are not as alone as we think. I don’t think I need to say any more about it. It speaks for itself.

I know to some people this seems silly. It’s just a TV show, right? Well, if you have that attitude, I can’t change it, but for some people it’s more than that. Community was a place for the freaks to belong. It was a place where the mundane was spectacular, where everyone was broken but everyone was fixable.

Greendale is where we belong. And every time I hear that song, I’ll remember that there’s somewhere for me to belong.

Thank you Dan Harmon. You created something beautiful, somewhere we all can belong.