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Mod Post: Off-Topic Tuesday

September 26th, 2017 10:03 am
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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.

Well, in

Angela Merkel won a fourth term as Chancellor in Germany, though the far-Right party AfD did worrying well, with 12.6% of the vote. Though in a move worthy of UKIP or a Tory Party leadership contest, one of the co-leaders (and the apparently somewhat more moderate figure) walked out of the post-election press conference saying she would not sit with the party in the Bundestag. Uncertain times ahead.

In the US, the Apricot Hellbeast has managed another deflection of attention (From little things like six senior members of his staff being found to use private e-mail servers, something which the Republicans endlessly excoriated Clinton for), by making comments some wildly inappropriate comments (especially for a PoTUS) criticising those who choose to kneel for the National Anthem as a visible protest against racial inequality and police brutality.

In Arizona, their Supreme Court ruled that in the case of a lesbian married couple who divorced, both women had parental rights which should be respected. It's a little more complicated than that, but nice recognition.

And the US Marines got their first female infantry officer.

I'm ashamed to say I realised too late that last week was Bisexual Visibility week, and I didn't post a single damn thing about it. Sorry about that, Bi Community members! Anyone up for some postings to compensate?

Star Trek Discovery debuted, and I have to say I was very impressed by it. Yes, the tech doesn't line up with the fact it's pre-TOS, and another unexplained retcon of Klingon appearance is bound to throw some people off, but the cast were impressive (Seriously, Sonequa Martin and Michelle Yeoh were bloody awesome and Doug Jones worked well too!), but it made sense to do a soft reboot of the tech fifty years into the franchise and ANYTHING which tries to make the Klingons interesting again has my vote. It's a slow burn, but one worth checking out.

Theresa May gave a speech on Brexit (Or as one wag has dubbed it, "Operation Enduring Clusterfuck") last week in Florence, which managed to be non-committal on everything, even being non-committal, which is quite an achievement, sort of.

But, in an amazing exmaple of shooting oneself in the foot, the Labour Party decided not to discuss Brexit at all at their Annual Conference, which has raised a hell of a lot of eyebrows.

But to end things off on an upbeat note Puppies!

Daredevil is not Superman

September 26th, 2017 12:18 am
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Ever wonder how your favorite blind lawyer changes into his civilian attire?

no context needed! )

N1-level blues

September 26th, 2017 02:36 am
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i’ve almost finished what i have of 2 JLPT N1-level anime now (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure; From the New World) and i’m a bit disappointed. while i’ve improved my understanding of various “grammar points”, i feel like i haven’t learnt many words at all from either of them because the new vocabulary repeats itself too little. i mean, when a word like, i don’t know, “molotov cocktail” only shows up twice in two series, i just don’t end up learning it. and that’s the problem with most of the unknown vocabulary i’m seeing here.

all the JLPT levels up until now were easy: watch around 60 episodes in a given level on animelon and you'll have gotten to the point where you can move on to the next level. but N1 isn't working that way so far. it might be time to move on to series specifically entrenched in certain themes i don’t have much vocabulary in, ex. doctor series for medical vocabulary, and to ignore the overall level of the series as long as i still have a good vocabulary gap...

anyway, i really have a lot of respect for people who make it to N1 level: considering how infrequent some of these words / grammar pieces appear, that's a LOT of language use!

Crisis on Infinite Earths #4

September 26th, 2017 01:06 am
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"There were several problems at DC at the time. Sales were bad (they're bad now but the entire industry sales are bad) and Marvel readers wouldn't be caught dead reading DC comics. I felt, as did many, that although DC fans understood the multiple Earths perfectly and without trouble, it was a problem to attract new readers and possibly a sign of a DC problem for the Marvel zombies. By simplifying the DC universe I believed we could attract new readers, which we did. Crisis was one of the first DC Comics (Titans being the other) that Marvel readers would check out."

- Marv Wolfman

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Doomsday Clock #2 cover

September 25th, 2017 02:30 pm
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“Some really good people are working on Before Watchmen and it saddens me to see that. I won’t be supporting it in any way. I just can’t. And in all honesty — I can’t help but feel a little bit less for every creator who works on these books. Have you no decency?” -- Erik Larsen

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NEWS - Marvel Legacy's Returning Character

September 25th, 2017 12:18 pm
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Marvel has been teasing a character that has been absent for some time returning for Marvel's Legacy one-shot. Now Marvel is revealing who it is.

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