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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.

In amongst some quite remarkable analysis of handshakes and body language, Trump has had his first major loss with National Security Advisor Michael Flynn having to resign due to links with Russian business (As one wag put it "What do you call Michael Flynn resigning Trump's team?" "A start")

Though it's worth noting the remarkable situation surrounding the Trump teams discussions of the recent North Korean nuclear missile testing, in the open area of a private club, and asking waiting staff to shine their mobile phone's lights on the documents so that Trump and team could read the documents!

It's Valentines Day, or as those confirmed singletons amongst us know it, "Cheap Chocolate Eve" (Though there are some who reserve that title for the run up to the day after Easter materials). I think a request for suitably romantic scans would be appropriate, but that'll maybe be on it's own post.

Finally managed to download the LEGO Batman Movie DLC content for LEGO Dimensions and have that to look forward to this week!

An Uzbekistan film has been blocked from release for heavily featuring Morgan Freeman in posters for the movie... despite the fact he's not actually in it.

Date: 2017-02-14 12:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
So I’ve been watching Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun.

It’s pretty hit&miss for me. On the one hand, the secondary characters are hilarious and their stories never fail to make me laugh my head off. On the other hand, I find the heroine herself incredibly boring and annoying, which makes it impossible for me to root for the main pairing. I don’t mind cute sweet tiny girls (Yamato from My Love Story!! is awesome), but something about Sakura really rubs me off the wrong way.

One of my favourite scenes in GSN-kun. The guys are playing a Dating Sim game, but can't win the affection of any of the female NPC. The guide suggests asking the NPC friend Tomoda for data and tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_ZNw1giwf4

I'm going to watch The Lego Batman Movie today with the bf. I hope it's good. Normally I love Lego movies/cutscenes, but I heard that Batgirl is going to be the love interest and that makes me very nervous. That pairing was one of the few things I hated about the DCAU.

Date: 2017-02-14 12:21 pm (UTC)
skjam: Man in blue suit and fedora, wearing an eyeless mask emblazoned with the scales of justice (Default)
From: [personal profile] skjam
I liked Nozaki, but yes, I can see why you might not like the heroine--and it's not a relationship that's good for her long term. This semester, my anime club is watching My Love Story, which is sweet so far.

It looks like this LEGO Batgirl's backstory is different enough it might not have the problems the pairing usually has.

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Date: 2017-02-14 02:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] torberg
Batgirl's backstory is a bit different (for one thing, she's already the new Commissioner Gordon before the two really start interacting), and while the movie does have a romantic angle between the two, it's not like the DCAU's discomfiting relationship.

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Date: 2017-02-15 02:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] viridian5
I loved My Love Story!!. The power of love and friendship! I think one of the differences between Yamato and Sakura for me is that Yamato is cute and sweet but she has a core and principles she stands by. Sakura seems... weaker to me. It's not unusual for me to prefer a series' secondary characters but usually I don't have this much of a negative feeling for the intended protagonist as I did with Sakura.

That bit in GSN-kun with the dating sim leading to them needing to reward the NPC friend for his steadfast care and help, leading to them creating a BL thing when they realize which person the NPC deserves to be matched with.... Definitely one of my favorite sections of the series.

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Date: 2017-02-14 12:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] skjam
Have had norovirus, still not 100%.

Reviewed the Cells at Work manga we saw scans from here a bit ago, here: http://www.skjam.com/2017/02/08/manga-review-cells-at-work/

Date: 2017-02-14 01:11 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] crinos
I would call Flynn resigning Trumps second major defeat.

The first being the 9th Circuit putting a hold on his awful Immigration Ban last week.

Still, not a good opening month for The Commander in Cheat.Here's hoping that his reign is a short and humiliating one.

Date: 2017-02-14 01:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] speedingtortoise
I'm still hoping that more will emerge on the alleged Russian dossier on Trump. It seemed initially that there wasn't nearly enough evidence to support the allegations and I tried not to get excited, but I've seen a few small rumblings on the news that maybe it DOES have some truth to it. I'm not going to get too optimistic that this could bring the bastard down, but I guess we'll see as things develop.

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Date: 2017-02-14 02:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cosmos666
I have restarted my reading of Shadowjack's IWIW Sailor Moon.

It's a great humorous take of the series pointing its flaws and strengths with some great illustrated recaps. However, it's also a daunting task with 12 threads already and about 3/4 of the original anime and assorted media behind us.

P.S.: Icon, did you received my most recent message?

Date: 2017-02-15 04:15 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lamashtar
Okay, your icon made me smile. There's something to be said for circular stories.

Date: 2017-02-14 02:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] trooper924
So Maker Studios cut ties with PewDiePie after the latter refused to stop doing anti-Semitic jokes in his videos. Which would make him the second youtuber this year to reveal himself as something of a scumbag.

Date: 2017-02-14 04:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] informationgeek
I believe the first was JonTron correct? That was pretty sad honestly.

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Date: 2017-02-15 07:22 pm (UTC)
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Oh jeez, is that what happened? I only heard that he'd done something, but that's really gross. D: Glad I know about it, at least. I never watched any of his stuff, but I know he was a big name.

And JonTron was Game Grumps? Ah, that bites, I was kinda hoping to watch their play of a game, but I dunno that I want to now. Ech.

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Date: 2017-02-14 02:38 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zachbeacon
Flynn resigned? That's it? Wow, our new "America First" President sure is lax on treason.

Date: 2017-02-14 02:39 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] owlbrigade1
I'm going against the grain here, but I liked Trump being so close to the Russians. It made a Russia/America war so much less likely. I think that made for a good thing for world peace, possibly the only good thing from Trump's election, it really was one less thing to worry about for a resident of a third party country who is a primary target to get nuked by both Russia and America to deny it as a base to the other if a war broke out. It was a weight off. Although I can appreciate Americans not liking it.

Frankly I'm more worried about a US/China war right now. Trump's chief media backer seems to be pushing hard for that to happen despite the consequences for the world. This Bannon guy seems to relish the idea of throwing troops and missiles into an Asian meatgrinder war. I don't know why the American media is so focused on a more peaceful relationship with Russia being a bad thing, but utterly ignores the increasing possibility of a war with China and even slightly thinks it is a good thing when it does pay attention.
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Date: 2017-02-14 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thezmage
In theory, maybe. In practice, it means that Russia is pretty much free to attack anyone they want. The people of Syria sure aren't happy about it. Russia doesn't want war with the US, because they know they're going to lose, so it's not like they're going to antagonize us.

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Date: 2017-02-14 03:18 pm (UTC)
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I don't know why the American media is so focused on a more peaceful relationship with Russia being a bad thing

Because there is a huge difference between "those two are getting along so well because they are friends" and "those two are getting along so well because one of them is a doormat and enabler who lets the other walk all over them and their actual friends."

Putin has already shown a disturbingly enthusiatic eagerness to invade other countries and specifically target civilians, actively destabilizing Europe and potentially threatening a WWIII (if a European country gets invaded, the others will have to respond, which will force the USA to pick a side between Europe and Russia, which in turn might get China and Japan to pick a side too). It's a very bad thing if the country that has been keeping him in check so far goes "nevermind, we shouldn't get in his way, let's just let him do whatever he wants while we watch, that never backfired before!"

And there is also the issue of legal and social changes. Should the guy who thinks "promoting homosexuality" (aka mentioning anything at all remotely positive about it ever) should land you in a gulag, the guy who decriminalized domestic violence because he thinks that wives belong to their husbands to do as they please, the guy who routinely has journalists murdered, should that guy REALLY be allowed to have a strong influence over the American President, House and Senate, affecting the American legal system?
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Date: 2017-02-14 04:04 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
Been playing Digimon World: Next 0rder.
It's enjoyable, but it can get repetitive.
And the boss fights require insane amounts of training...
(Spent pretty much all of the first day playing just trying to heal my Digimon. Over and over and over and over and over...)
But it's still enjoyable.

Got two of the new Lego Dimensions packs at the weekend.
Knight Rider did have KARR, (yay!) ... but he wasn't voiced by Peter Cullen (Boo!).
I did get the LEGO Batman Movie set (Excalibat, not the story pack) but...
Once again, the dread hand of glitches and errors revealed themselves, and the game (and the frikken downloading thing) refused to acknowledge their existence.
And for further measure, the update has erased the previous two Story Packs from my save file. AND the Sonic levels!
...
And I was so looking forward to play as Lego Movie Batman...
(Lego Dimensions' poor QC this year has been utterly appalling, frankly.)

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Date: 2017-02-14 04:08 pm (UTC)
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Alright people, place your bets. How many people are going to resign, fall, or be fired in this administration before the end of the year? I'm predicting at least 3 and Spicer is next to go.

Date: 2017-02-14 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
does "getting murdered by their own family and thrown into the river" count?

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Date: 2017-02-14 04:35 pm (UTC)
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Also, I've been getting into light novels from Japan recently like Baccano, Durarara, Devil is a Part Timer, and even Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?.

For those who read light novels, are there any you would recommend, like Spice and Wolf or Goblin Slayer for instance? Also, I have no interest in Sword Art Online or Overlord, so don't suggest either.

Date: 2017-02-14 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
if the light novels are anything like the manga adaption, Goblin Slayer is a little... rape-y

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Got the buzz going, now if only its floppies sold in proportion to their reviews...
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
That last page caught me by surprise. Even knowing what it was referencing, seeing that particular image in a modern comic, took me aback. (But discussion is probably better served by an actual on-topic post...)

Date: 2017-02-14 08:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stubbleupdate
It's not Cheap Chocolate Eve.

The 15th is St Skeletor's Day. Have some respect.

Date: 2017-02-14 09:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
And remember to skelebrate.

Date: 2017-02-15 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
Oh, hey, Warren Ellis' Wildstorm reboot comes out... well, today technically.
Actually sort of interested in that. Even if Warren gets bored after a few issues and wanders off.
(Never forgetting newuniversal. Never.)

Date: 2017-02-15 02:48 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] viridian5
Some people I know considered the day after candy-related holidays as the feast days of St. Mark Downs.

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