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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 12:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
While defending Ted Cruz makes me simultanously vomit in my mouth and crave alcohol and question and fear the circumstances that caused me to sink so low in my life... Is it really fair to compare watching porn with attacking rape survivors IRL?

The president of the USA bragged about sexually assaulting women and even forcing his way into a teenager's changing room. GOP politicians as a whole seem unable to go for any length of time without making shitty comments about rape survivors, "she wasn't raped because she got pregant, and you can't get pregnant when you are raped!" being only one of the most shameful ones. And, routinely, they get found out harrassing women by sending them dick pics.

Meanwhile Cruz watched a fictional work where adult actors are paid to consensually have sex, and accidentally liked it in public.

Just... seems like getting angry at somebody for jaywalking after the rest of his group has been setting orphanages on fire.

Date: 2017-09-12 12:45 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lissa_quon
Yea...I'm sort of unphased by Cruz' porn thing. It's not even particularly shocking porn.

I mean Texas is probably/should have a field day with it, considering this area's laws and rules about adult material. But after everything else that's gone down this is pretty 'meh'.

Date: 2017-09-12 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thezmage
I haven't watched it to verify for myself, but I was told it was incest porn.

Date: 2017-09-12 01:03 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
Well, I think the issue comes down to, apparently, a pretty sizable of Ted Cruz's supporters think porn is a sin and probably would blame rape survivors anyways.

Date: 2017-09-12 01:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
Good point.

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