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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 12:11 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.

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

Date: 2017-09-12 01:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
There's been a female Dinobot for at least a few months in the comics. Strangely, not the one we got a toy of. Her name is Strafe, and she's clearly based on the movie character of that name, albeit earthbound.

Date: 2017-09-12 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] scorntx
I am aware of Strafe.
Female Dinobot toy, I mean.

-and she's clearly based on the movie character of that name-
More like they just have the same name and a few similar aspects.
(Of course, any comparison would easier if the movie Dinobots actually had any actual character to them.)

-for at least a few months-
Dinobot Strafe (as opposed t' Strafe the Technobot, mercifully avoiding another Dent situation) first showed up 2015.
So, a teeny bit more'n a few months.

... and even then, technically, she's not the first either.
Apparently Slash from AOE was meant to be a gal, too, according to Hasbro.

But look, there's a G1-styled female Dinobot who actually turns into a proper dinosaur.
(Well, okay, not proper because it's designed to be more like an 80s conception of a raptor but... the point broadly stands!)

Date: 2017-09-12 04:15 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
-and she's clearly based on the movie character of that name-
More like they just have the same name and a few similar aspects.

She has two heads and is called Strafe, despite that not making a whole lot of sense for a non-flier. There's really not a lot of chance of coincidence in there.


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