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In the comments to these weekly posts (and only these posts), it's your chance to go as off topic as you like. Talk about non-comics stuff, thread derail, and just generally chat amongst yourselves.

The devastating effects of Hurricane Irma have been widely covered, though the full scale of the dmaage is still being

At the same time, there has also been catastrophic flooding due to monsoons in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, with over 1200 dead reported and what infrastructure there was in outlying areas.

More news is coming out about the Colin Trevorrow's firing from Star Wars Episode IX, and it seems that the director, whose last two directorial efforts were the less than well received Jurassic World and The Book of Henry may have managed to piss off just about everyone with his... well, they keep saying "confident" but you know they mean "arrogant".

In the UK, the Government won it's first vote for it's EU Repeal Bill, which hands unprecedented powers to Government Ministers to change laws without reference to Parliament, as part of the infinitely expanding snafu which is Brexit. Even Jeremy Corbyn seems to stirring on this one.

In the US, Ted Cruz appears to have "liked" a hardcore porn Twitter post, Back in the day this would have ended a pplitical career, and Ted Cruz would probably have been one of the ones insisting thatit did, let's see what happens (or doesn't) here, shall we?

The iPhone X:10 is apparnetly set to be a major upgrade (Have they really only been around for 10 years?)

The Doctor Who Experience at Cardiff closed it's doors for the last time as their lease is up. It seems likely it will become a touring exhibition, but Peter Capaldi had a farewell for it.

In related news, the BBC has confirmed that it is not renewing "Class" the Doctor Who spinoff that it never seemed that interested in, which is a shame, as whilst it's not perfect, certainly had potential, and some interesting character beats.

The critics reviews for Seth MacFarlane's new not-Star-Trek-spoof "The Orville" have been... pretty much overwhelmingly negative, I'm posting a link to the only positive one I could find out of kindness more than anything., though in fairness that's never stopped McFarlane from flogging a dead horse for waaaaay longer than anyone would ever have predicted (Family Guy is starting season 16 for pities sake and American Dad is on 14)

Date: 2017-09-12 12:09 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] the_phantom
I doubt much will happen with Ted.

Much like in the UK with MP Naz Shah who shared and liked a post saying that the
Rotherham sex abuse victims should “shut their mouths"

Source: http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/844850/Naz-Shah-Jeremy-Corbyn-Rotherham-tweet-sex-victims-shut-mouths-diversity

Date: 2017-09-12 12:11 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
Interesting news from Hascon, regarding the next TF toyline.
A Dinobot combiner!
And even more astounding... a female Dinobot.
oh and we get to see what the new optimus primal looks like that's cool too I guess.
DINOBOTS.

Also, turns out fandom speculation was right: The voyager class toys are combiners. Which is pretty neat.

Date: 2017-09-12 12:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] spider_man6
A shame Class wasn't continued. I really need to finish the rest of season one now.
I'm pretty sure Jurassic World was favorably received, at least in my view.
Also, just got Descender vol 1, and man is it good. I'm addicted to Image paperbacks now.

Date: 2017-09-12 12:27 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] riddler13
Fortunately for me, Atlanta was not hit as bad as expected. Sure, we had no power all afternoon, and a poor bloke was killed by a falling tree to his home, but no major catastrophes.

Date: 2017-09-12 12:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
So, since the Robots in Disguise cartoon is still failing to draw my interest in any way, and the only reason I’m even bothering to keep up with it is that I keep waiting for Starscream and Soundwave to show up again (Wheeljack and Knock Out would be awesome too, but at this point hoping that they’ll be back feels a lot like hoping you’ll meet Santa) I’ve been rewatching a bit of Transformers Prime.

Goddamn I love Airachnid. I love her so much I still liked her even after she killed Breakdown, whom I also loved (killing off Breakdown was SUCH a waste, he was awesome).

She gets some of the best villain lines. And the delivery! The lines wouldn’t be half as good without her shamelessly troll voice acting and her body language. Both the voice actress and the animators did a fantastic job.

Context: the hero Arcee sneaked into Airachnid’s ship and found glass tubes full of heads and other body parts of aliens.

Arcee: I got a look at your souvenir case.

Airachnid: You mean my trophies. I collect endangered species. Of course they aren’t really endangered. Until they meet me.


Context: Arcee is going through PTSD because her beloved partners have been brutally murdered one after the other. Airachnid herself cut up Tailgate to pieces. Cliffjumper was stabbed, turned into a zombie, and his corpse was torn in half.

Airachnid: You sure have trouble hanging on to your partners don’t you? We both know what happened to Tailgate. But I recently picked up some Decepticon radio chatter regarding the passing of Cliffjumper. At some point you really have to ask yourself Arcee, is it them or is it me?


Goddamn she is such an evil bastard and she knows it and basks in it :D

It *kills me* that they turned her into a pathetic joke in the Japanese dub.

In the Japanese dub of Prime, Airachnid’s personality is completely different from her US interpretation. In the dub, she is a bubbly, giggling, high-strung chatterbox that is obsessed with collecting the heads of “handsome boys” as trophies rather than endangered creatures. Played up as something of a female Pepe Le Pew, she constantly swoons over Jack, calling him her “hunk,” her “darling,” her “cutie Jack-chan” and various other lovey-dovey remarks as she amorously pursues him (even going so far as to sing love songs to him, mid-chase). When she finally catches Jack near the end of “Predatory”, she even proposes marriage to him. [] Whenever Airachnid fires her webbing, she shouts “Sticky-Sticky Attack!”

FFS

Date: 2017-09-12 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] nightauditguy
The last few Lego Dimensions packs come out today. Powerpuff Girls Beetlejuice, and Teen Titans.

Date: 2017-09-12 01:41 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] informationgeek
So has anyone heard about the disaster with Pewdiepie, him saying the n-word? Well I decided to comment about it on my Facebook and me oh my, did I get a response:

Stupid Beta Cuck, words can kill, but they can only kill Marxist idiocy like you. Can't stand the heat get out of the Oven buddy, you put yourself in there by listening to the lies your "Teachers", who only spent all day indoctrinating instead of teaching, told you. The truth is the truth and truth is that you are a Beta who is "Offended" by words, even if the context isn't there. Go on, complain more, every time some tard like you attack "Evil Huitey", the Alt-Right grows in rank and file. Go on, keep it up, you are gaining me more members than I could ever dream of.


Okay folks, get out your Buzzword Bingo Cards! Did anyone get a bingo? If he tossed in an SJW in there, I totally could of had it!

Date: 2017-09-12 02:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
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The critics reviews for Seth MacFarlane's new not-Star-Trek-spoof "The Orville" have been... pretty much overwhelmingly negative, I'm posting a link to the only positive one I could find out of kindness more than anything., though in fairness that's never stopped McFarlane from flogging a dead horse for waaaaay longer than anyone would ever have predicted (Family Guy is starting season 16 for pities sake and American Dad is on 14)-

That's kinda a shame. I mean, I'm not a MacFarlane fan, but more successful space opera leads to more space opera.

Looking through a few reviews, it seems like it can't decide between being trek-with-numbers-filed-off (which I'd be down for!) and a comedy (with.. a style of humor I'm not fond of).

Date: 2017-09-12 03:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
http://www.cincinnati.com/pages/interactives/seven-days-of-heroin-epidemic-cincinnati/

Have we all seen the week of heroin report that came from 60 reporters and photographers investigating the Heroin epidemic in Cincinnati?

Date: 2017-09-12 03:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] spider_man6
Anyone hear? J.J Abrams is directing Star Wars XI.
Seems okay.

Date: 2017-09-12 04:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadadukal
I started a new job last week after months of unemployment. But so far I'm not liking it much. So I'm scared either way it goes. If I quit during trial period, it's financially bad. If I stay, this will make my depression worse (treatment only goes so far). And so many other factors to consider. So I'm super lost and confused.

Date: 2017-09-12 04:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dr_archeville
It breaks September box office records, offering Hollywood a much-needed jolt. (TX's Alamo Drafthouse had a clowns-only showing this weekend.)

The lawsuit over the famous monkey selfie has been settled: 25 percent of future revenues the image generates will go to protect Naruto and other macaques on Tangkoko Reserve.
Edited Date: 2017-09-12 04:25 pm (UTC)

Date: 2017-09-12 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
And more TF news I kinda forgot to mention because still geeking out about Slash...

IDW has announced they're finally bringing Unicron into the story.

Honestly, not really sure how to feel about that.
But IDW have been on a pretty good roll with Transformers for the last six years (barring the odd wiggle), maybe they'll do fine with this concept.

Date: 2017-09-12 06:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cyberghostface
Well, Jurassic World was more or less on par with The Force Awakens; a soft reboot of the original film designed to be safe as possible for general audiences and heavily relying on nostalgia.

Date: 2017-09-12 09:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bj_l
If you lump American Dad in with Family Guy purely because of Macfarlane I question if you've ever seen the show. For a start it's really funny and deserves to be on for as long as it wants. And Macfarlane has never been very involved with it beyond voice acting.

Date: 2017-09-12 10:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] skjam
I have a review of Defenders comics up at my blog! http://www.skjam.com/2017/09/11/comic-book-review-essential-defenders-vol-6/

Also, due to my having to move again, I have reopened my Gofundme, see this post for details: http://www.skjam.com/2017/09/05/open-thread-housing-situation-update/

Date: 2017-09-12 10:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dustbunny105
People referring to the porn clip that the Cruz account liked as "hardcore" is bewildering.

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