Been using Tweaknews for something like 7ish years? I didn't renew and 3 days later they sent me an offer for $3.99 a month, without a download cap (I think I had 10mb or some number of connections before), and a VPN. Curious what you're using that's never changed and is cheaper than that. Previously had been paying something like $7-8 a month I think, but they were about to jack it up to like $12.My brother in Christ, what Usenet provider are you using that changes its price? I've payed $40 a year for almost a decade for unlimited everything and 3000 days or more of retention. Price should not be a consideration for keeping big media on its toes.
Meanwhile the writer's guild is striking and they can't come up with something as good by some random dude on FoH.It's way too late now but I would have liked the show to have been organized a little differently. When the show opens we learn about the town through the family of new arrivals as before but it's slow because everyone is really cagey when asked questions. Rather than people just not fucking ever sharing fucking information unless it's dragged out of them we get an actual reason in-story - people that ask a lot of questions or that try and experiment tend to die horribly. You know how in that Twilight Zone episode "It's a Good Life" everyone's walking on eggshells so they don't get yeeted in to the cornfield? A much more subtle version of that. That lets you hand wave away a lot of the questions the audience has about why aren't they doing X or Y. They aren't doing your bright idea because someone already did and all they got for their troubles was their insides turned in to outsides. That then is also a source of conflict as new people want to try stuff and people that have been there a while just want to fuck in colony house. Eventually we learn through Victor that things sometimes change when people try things and that change is usually bad. Fall is coming, plants are dying and there's mixed blame for Tabitha's digging, Boyd's adventure and the antenna. Boyd killing one of the ghouls leads to the finale of season 2 where shit goes really fucking crazy and a bunch of people get killed when some of the medallions crumble in the middle of the night.
The way the show is now everyone just looks like an asshole for not sharing what they know or for acting incredulous when someone finally does.
I'm finally catching up on season two (not completely caught up yet), and it's driving me crazy. If I were there, I'd make sure we had daily meetings where everyone can discuss any weird shit they saw that day. These people claim they want to figure it out, but then they suddenly become a vault with information. Boyd literally goes to the forest to figure shit out, and when he returns and they ask him it's a bunch of "I don't want to talk about it." What the fuck? Literally every character is doing that.
And like you said, they could've planned ahead for this and written a plot that made sense. But instead we just get infuriating people who claim they want to figure stuff out but then also do everything in their power to hide information from each other.