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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 02:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
My biggest issue with JW is that they killed off 3/4 of the raptor squad.

Literally *THE* single biggest draw to the movie was that this time the raptor are on your side, which I'm pretty sure was the dream of every kid who ever watched the original movie.

And they go and kill off all of them but one?

I have no doubt that Blue will be back in future movies, but she really should have been in a pack with her sisters.

(Also was extremely unhappy that the death of the secretary was so drawn out. Deaths in JP are supposed to be quick. They are memorable because they are so intense, but they usually only last a few seconds. What happened to her felt too much like torture porn).

Date: 2017-09-12 03:21 pm (UTC)
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Those are all valid and logical reasons.

But every time I saw the raptor pack run alongside the protagonist on a motorbike, my inner 8-year-old took complete control of all my cerebral activities and kept them in stasis as she squealed in glee.

It felt a lot like that scene in Ratatouille where the critic has a taste of the soup and a flashback of his childhood days.

The movie was SUCH a powerful concentrate of nostalgia and childhood dreams, literally all they had to do to make me love it was keeping the raptor pack around.

Date: 2017-09-12 03:42 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
Wasn't that secretary the very first female human to die in the Jurassic Park franchise?

Date: 2017-09-12 03:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
IIRC, yeah, she was. Technically the first, as we are told that the little girl in the intro of the second movie doesn't die. Somehow. She did get jumped by a pack of piranha-like dinos though, and she was completely quiet when her mother came calling for her, so best case scenario she was gruesomely wounded.

However, given that the lack of female deaths was a direct result of the lack of female characters period, I don't feel that's a score in favour of women. The ratio of female characters to male characters in the franchise is like 1:10, and three of those few female characters are children (and JP doesn't kill children), so statistically female deaths are going to be very rare.


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