Apr. 18th, 2017

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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.

So Easter is over, and chocolate consumption levels will now presumably start to level off towards something less... excessive (With a short spike allowing for cheap-chocolate going on sale yesterday)

The world political situation is still, well, "royally screwed" seems to be the most cogent term. Take your pick; North
 Korea, Syria,  Russia, Turkey, the USA, the UK and Marie Le Pen veering even more radical right wing as the French Presidential election hoves into view.

And just to add to our British fun,
 Theresa May has announced a nsap general Election for May 8th... oh this is JUST what we need....

On lighter news new Doctor Who started at the weekend, with the introduction of new companion Bill Potts, and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed both her as a character, and the story. The Doctor has a new story setup and a new job as a University lecturer whilst he's looking after... well, I won't spoil anything about that. But I do like that his reason for choosing Bill as his new companion was not some weird sci-fi plot thingie like Clara. He just liked her attitude and curiosity ("When most people find something they don't understand, they frown, but you... you smile") and Peter Capaldi giving a lecture would pretty much have been my student dreams come true.

And the rather wistful, light story was peppered with lovely little nods to the classic series, such as the photos the Doctor has on his desk, or the background aliens with the silly wigs who show up when... but again, not going to spoil it if people haven't been able to see it yet.

(Also, rumours abound that Kris Marshall is to be the next Doctor, news that leaves me fairly cold as, whilst a tolerable, if bland, light drama/comedy actor, I've seen nothing in his many years of serviceable-ish work to suggest he has the range the Doctor requires. I appear not to be alone in my concerns

Oh, and we've had a larger than usual influx of new members recently. not sure if some of them are just people migrating over to DW from LJ, or are a nice little batch of newcomers, but in any event, welcome.

Nemesis #2

Apr. 18th, 2017 02:46 pm
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"Nemesis is the world’s smartest man, and the bad news for us is that he’s the world’s only super-villain. That means he’s got freeze guns and jump-jets and all these James Bond gadgets and he’s using them against us. To entertain himself, he picks a different cop every year and makes his life a misery. The book opens with him fucking over Japan’s top cop, and then our story, the mini-series, takes place as he shifts his attention to Washington and his first American attacks."

- Mark Millar

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The world was ending.

With the heroes gone, there was no one willing to stand against the coming darkness.

Except us.

We were sidekicks -- adopted, appointed, or recruited; nephews, daughters, cousins.


We weren't ready.

And the world wasn't ready to trust us with the power we had.

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