Alternate Wikipedia Infoboxes IV (Do not post Current Politics Here)

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  1. krinsbez Well-Known Member

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    I only watched the first season; would you say this was a mistake?
     
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  2. AceFrehley101 Donor

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    I'm afraid I don't quite follow you. There are going to b a couple more posts but just one per President.
     
  3. krinsbez Well-Known Member

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    I watched the first season of The Last Ship, and then decided it wasn't worth watching additional seasons.

    I was asking if you think this was an incorrect decision.
     
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  4. AceFrehley101 Donor

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    Oh very much so, its a fantastic show! If you don't want to be spoiled don't read parts 4 and 5 of my wikibox series.
     
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  5. Glide08 "Oh yeah. That guy exists."

    "~e only thought something's fishy when our chief researcher, Dr. Fortin, stopped readin... did our Quantum Entanglement-based Interdimensional communicator just activate itself by itself again?

    Yes. Why is that bad? Surely, you switched the channel to a non-Nama~

    ~s. Harris-

    Do call me Pauline-

    I won't, because you're a far-right conserv~


    It won't matter at all, since it defaults to Namadan ChanneeeeEEEeeeEEEeeeEEEeeeEEEeeesss... [rips off his own eyes from their sockets]

    Did you just rip off your eyes? Why?!

    Becuase in the higher dimensions, you don't need eyes to see! Why else do you think all higher dimensional beings' true forms register to three-dimensional beings as langolierlike testicle monste~"

    No TV, then. Hopefully, there's something more interesting in the Interwebs.

    PEGASUS WORLD PROBLEMS
    My name is Globetrotter. I rant about normal things that grind my gears, and write other normal posts, in this regular ordinary blog. From Equestria.

    RECENT ENTRIES - ABOUT ME - ARCHIVE - FAQ ABOUT EQUESTRIA (BY NON-BRONIES | BY BRONIES)

    Q: Wow, Equestria actually exists? Where is it?
    A: Look at a Map of Canada. You see the chunk of land sandwiched between the Yukon, Mackenzie (OTL Northwest Territory), British Columbia and Alberta, with the label "F.A.M.T." over it? That's where we are. Not exactly easy to miss.

    Q: Can I visit?
    A: If you just wanna see the places from the show, then even if it was possbile, no. Basically, half the places youv'e seen in the show don't even exist, and the other half only has the name in common with its real-life equivalent. The most accurate deciption of anywhere is Ponyville, which still got the name, building materials, and color palettes wrong. Canterlot is not very Minas Tirithesque - it actually reassembles (very vaguely) a fusion of Prague and Dubai. Still wanna visit? I've made a handy tourism guide, which you can check out here.

    Q: Do you know the Mane Six/[Insert other MLP character here]?
    A: No. I know of them (as the ponies from the village near the highway to Calgary who signed their likenesses away to DHX media yet weren't even aware their bank accounts gained an extra ten million dollars for it), but I don't know them personally.

    [...]

    Q: And the upcoming non-EQG move?
    A: That it has a 70's communist guerrilla leader for a major villain. I wonder how they'll handle her broken horn, now that it can't be due to her family disowning her for reading "Das Kapital"...

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    Google.com: equestria communist guerilla 1970s

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    Second Equestrian Civil War

    From Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia

    The Second Equestrian Civil War was a guerrilla war waged between the Government of Equestria, a protectorate of Canada, and left-wing groups led by the Cascadian Revolutionary Federation and the Worker's Army of Equestria[...]

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  6. PachPachis Prussian bot

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    Heck yeah! TLS's verse was just begging for infoboxes!
     
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  7. Workable Goblin Spacepony

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    A fusion of Prague and Dubai actually sounds much cooler to visit than the show Canterlot, tbh.
     
  8. gap80 gap80

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    Thanks, I really appreciate your enthusiasm!
     
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  9. LeftsideLock Everything hurts

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    Nuestra Señora de la Santa Muerte del Vacío, more commonly Santa Muerte del Vacío or simply Santa Muerte, is a figure in Folk Catholicism, an aspect of the larger Santa Muerte figure. Through the 21st century, veneration of Santa Muerte reached a high-water mark of approximately forty million followers through Central America, Mexico, and the United States, and remained stable at the figure until the advent of the Lyle Drive and the age of interstellar colonization. Santa Muerte underwent a revitalization during the early stages of settlement of the Orion Arm; many of her followers had the economic motivation to immigrate to space, and carried the veneration of the figure to all corners of Alliance space. Santa Muerte found a niche and remains popular in spacers either from or descended from Mexico, Central America, and the Southwestern United States. In time, her veneration especially took hold in spacer and colonial populations in the galactic east. Her role as a protector was extended to all peoples who live or travel through space, and the drive plume of starships came to be seen as a symbol of her protection.

    Of particular note is how worship of Santa Muerte has taken hold in the militaries of various Adelaide-signatory countries and the Alliance military itself. By the end of the 21st century, Santa Muerte had a minor following in the combat arms of the USMC, US Army, and Mexican military, venerated as a sort of goddess of death and protector, and syncretized with the already extant “Valhalla cult” present in the US military. From these forces, veneration of Santa Muerte spread to other national militaries, and eventually into the nascent Alliance military, in particular the Alliance Navy. While most present in the Alliance, US, Mexican, Brazilian, and Canadian militaries, some form of veneration of Santa Muerte is not unknown in such culturally disparate countries such as Afghanistan and Vietnam, although sometimes syncretized or viewed as a parallel to existing figures.

    While surveys have determined that less than 2% of the American military are “serious and active” followers of Santa Muerte, the figure and tradition around her has a considerable cultural influence in the military, especially amongst combat arms.

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  10. dakkafex Founding Member, Ganymede Grave Robbers' Club

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    This is wonderful. How does she syncretize with the (I assume vaguely Asatru-ish) Valhalla cult?
     
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  11. Archangel Michael Has a gif for that

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    Valhalla cult you say?

    Tell me more
     
  12. LeftsideLock Everything hurts

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    Thanks for the compliment! I'll explain the Valhalla cult below.

    Thanks for the interest Mike!

    So the Valhalla cult stems from the current culture in the military. I don't know about the regular Army, but all over the Marine Corps and all over veteran social media (especially special operations social media) saying things like "Til Valhalla" in reference to giving ones all for ones brothers, seeing your comrades again in the afterlife, etc., is commonplace, as are general references to Valhalla, the broader idea of a separate warriors' afterlife; Norse themed tattoos are everywhere (can't tell you how many times I've seen Thor's hammer on some dude's chest or bicep); essentially, the current infantry community has a mostly-not-serious-but-kinda cultural veneration of the idea of Valhalla, rooted in the much more serious and deeply held belief of "We are warriors, and we are different and set apart from the rest of society/civilization/etc."

    I just kinda took cultural facet and chased it all the way to the extreme.

    Through the 21st century, in the face of several major, bloody wars and other background stuff in America I'm still teasing out, the belief in Valhalla grew more genuine and serious amongst a segment of the combat arms. For a lot of individuals, it doesn't go much further than a general belief that there is a special afterlife set apart for warriors; but for some others, other beliefs get attached to it - hence the "cult." Initiations, ritualistic tattooing, scarification, prayers, veneration of certain individuals, and a only semi-coherent set of beliefs (differing from person to person and group to group) that are an outgrowth of current infantry culture taken to a logical/silly extreme; this veers into disdain for civilians, "We're the modern-day Spartans guarding a degenerate society" type of things for some groups in the cult. I look at it as being sort-of-similar-if-you-squint to the cult of Mithras in the Roman military.

    As to where Santa Muerte fits in, it varies. Some people view her as a separate figure that coexists with the idea of Valhalla, to some she's just kinda attached to the rest of the cult, and to others she is an integral part, either accompanying or fully replacing valkyries coming down to guide soldiers to heaven; or a protector/guide figure.

    I don't know much about Asatru, all I know is Marines are suckers for "That's badass!!" deathy type stuff, and sometimes stuff like that will grow into sincere beliefs in a high-stress environment.
     
  13. Sasalele Disgruntled Nut Banned

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    I feel like Bailey is an expy of Ann Richards (who I wish was my grandmother.)
     
  14. jack_donaghy_is_the_shado Senator-pre-elect from Iowa

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    Kōmin Kane-san or Orson Welles’ career at Toho Studios

    POD: Captain Joseph McCarthy defeat incumbent Senator Alexander Wiley in the primary and is elected to that seat in 1944. Two years later, actor Orson Welles runs and wins Wisconsin’s other senate seat as a Democrat. While McCarthy rises and falls (perhaps earlier than otl), Senator Welles grows bored near the end of his first term…

    Just something I was working on....expect more later. But for now, Orson Welles post-senate filmography:

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  15. Dorozhand Queer Maoist

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    I recently had the idea of taking everything I believed in fervently and combining it into something profoundly morally grey. A universe bloomed from the question; the telling of a story of revolution returning to the despondent age of Hauntologie began to resonate in my heart. The dream of calling up from cynicism the spectre of the ideal, bound with the revolutionary method and applied to the circumstance of the generation, my vision beheld a collage of half-repetitions array itself across the future, and my seeking may have been fruitful.

    The idea of an "aggressively woke" (as a friend of mine put it) revolutionary movement catching the wave of real discontent in the last days of the old republic is something that seems entirely plausible to me. As White Rule comes to an end, the social justice state will rise in its place to bring about into stolidity the ideals of equality, dignity, and socialism in bringing about a Dictatorship of the Oppressed. As the revolution unfolds and the organization of a new kind of state takes hold, revolutionary tactics of ideological violence and totalism convect to the surface of the discussion the most radical and sweeping voices willing to use the most extreme and heavy handed methods in the action of social change. To bring about the rule of empathy to end oppression forever, the people of the former United States, the Old Republic whose bureaucracy ceased to function and choked on its own cynical, post-modern hate, required the assistance of thought reform in their eyes to see through their incorrect concepts which shroud humanity in pathology. The Central Council won the Civil War with those tactics, and the dreams of the mysterious and secretive Hypnopomp Club to cover all the world in thought cleansing hallucinogenic ideological eschatology defined the first political crisis the new regime was forced to face within itself...

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    The ongoing scenario being fleshed out is further elucidated by the second post in this thread:
    https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/dorozhands-detritus-depository.414469/#post-15245817
     
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  16. PachPachis Prussian bot

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    This is the scariest thing I've seen in a while. Don't really see the morally grey bit, this just seems like another communist revolution gone horribly sideways and committing crimes against humanity.
     
  17. Jonathan Corbynite with fire in heart & food in belly

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    With incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson undecided about seeking a full term, California Governor Pat Brown soon rose to the head of the favourite sons in the polls, opposing Alabama Governor George Wallace. On March 8, two days before the first vote, based in New Hampshire, LBJ withdraw his name, it was later found that he did this after suffering a mild heart attack and feared that he would die in office due to stress.

    George Wallace, contemplated running a third party race, but feared that his votes would just steal votes from Goldwater, giving the south to Brown. With only 3,782 votes between Brown and Goldwater, in Goldwater's home state, one electoral voter, pledged their vote to Brown. This gave Brown, 436, more electoral votes than Goldwater.

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  18. Sasalele Disgruntled Nut Banned

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    I love Pat Brown, but he's not LBJ, he's not a southerner. I think he would lose a tad more of the South. Maybe Florida and Virginia.
     
  19. Jonathan Corbynite with fire in heart & food in belly

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    Pat Brown didn't pass the Civil Rights Act, where as LBJ signed it himself, so if he could carry the south, couldn't Pat Brown? Florida and Virginia wasn't a strong segregationist state like the other five.
     
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    Was watching the Quantum Leap episode Future Boy and I thought of a before and after:
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