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Cikka’s Arguably Failing Attempt To Motivate Herself, A Test Thread

Yokai Man

Well-known member
i wonder if you could potentially write an althist where skapunk becomes the most popular music genre in the united states at some point in the mid-90's
To do that you must somehow both make the popular skapunk bands at the time not break and make alt rock and rap less cultural significant,not to mention boy bands.

Oh,and Nu Metal.

Honestly,the mid to late 90’s was the golden age of one hit wonders and popular bands that faded into obscurity immediately after the beginning of the 21th Century and the rise of Nu Metal and making skapunk the popular music genre for awhile (which arguably it already was back then),let alone staying into mainstream attention is hard without,idk,Nirvana ever existing.

Even then that would just prolong the musical styles of the Eighties slightly longer til EMF became the new big thing and then fade into obscurity because it turns out that rave isn’t exactly meant for mainstream success or deep songs.
 

cikka

Sexomarxist, Globalist, Environmentalist
To do that you must somehow both make the popular skapunk bands at the time not break and make alt rock and rap less cultural significant,not to mention boy bands.

Oh,and Nu Metal.

Honestly,the mid to late 90’s was the golden age of one hit wonders and popular bands that faded into obscurity immediately after the beginning of the 21th Century and the rise of Nu Metal and making skapunk the popular music genre for awhile (which arguably it already was back then),let alone staying into mainstream attention is hard without,idk,Nirvana ever existing.

Even then that would just prolong the musical styles of the Eighties slightly longer til EMF became the new big thing and then fade into obscurity because it turns out that rave isn’t exactly meant for mainstream success or deep songs.
yes i do also watch todd in the shadows

the emf timeline is in fact the darkest timeline
 

Yokai Man

Well-known member
yes i do also watch todd in the shadows

the emf timeline is in fact the darkest timeline
Again,they wouldn’t last long. Rave didn’t really appeal to mainstream audiences back in 1991.

It’s more likely that either the phenomenon of mid-to late Nineties musical fades happens earlier and lasts a whole decade til Nu Metal or some Alt Rock band gets into the spotlight or the musical landscape stagnates til Oasis and Blur show up.

Expect acts like Vanilla Ice to last longer and stars of the Eighties to keep on going.
 

Time Enough

"Enthusiastic Cis Male Partner"
Pronouns
He/Him
"the trotskyists formerly known as Militant"
That was quite amusing, it was also surprising to see the back being like ‘Pride Is Protest’ and discussing about how we need to support our LGBT+ comrades and it looks nice. Shame the Socialist Party is a bit dodgy but can’t fault the footsoldiers for the problems of there commanders.
 

cikka

Sexomarxist, Globalist, Environmentalist
I should do some post-industrial british superhero worldbuilding. I think you could get a lot of cool ideas out of that, like:

ORANGEMAN: An extremely sectarian hero, having popped up in Northern Ireland in the 1970's. Born Donald Young in a small town in Antrim, he believes himself to have been blessed with holy power. The bad news is that he continues to tie his horse to the Reverend Ian Paisley and therefore the British government has trouble keeping him under control.

holy shit i should totally do something with this, set it in 1986
this idea has really sparked something in my head but i don't quite know what it is
 

Yokai Man

Well-known member
has anyone done a list on the political career of Mike Haggar from Final Fight?
Depends,do you consider Marvel Vs Capcom 3 to be canon?

Because if yes,

Political Career of Michael Duncan Haggar

1994-2002 Mayor of Metro City,New Jersey (Reform)

2002-2012 Private Citizen,Wrestler and Vigilante

2012-2013 Presidential Candidate for the Reform Party

2013-2021 President of the United States of America,with Anthony Stark as Vice President
 

cikka

Sexomarxist, Globalist, Environmentalist
cikka on discord said:
so i feel like i want to work with this "british superheroes" idea
my basic idea is that in the mid 1970's, superheroes begin popping up internationally
by 1979, there's about 24
the most prominent in the two cold war powerblocs being "Cowboy" (Actually Grant Harris, an Oklahoma-born Texan with a libertarian political outlook and a hidden drug addiction, whose superpower is hyper-accuracy with ranged weapons) and "Red Star" (Actually Tomasz Kosek, a polish-born former civil servant who is secretly trying to leverage power in the Polish People's Republic)
and the government of the UK is getting really panicked about how they haven't found any yet so they start searching
i have fleshed out ideas for three of them
one is a factory engineer from Glasgow whose technical skill has let him keep his job among massive layoffs
the other is a London teenager who is literally indestructible
so the british government tries to fashion these five people into a british supergroup
oh also
the orangeman
 
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