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Just a few things.

First, The Guardian has a wonderful article:

The web's funniest responses to Trump's grim first week .
I had seen quite a few, but not all. Remember, laughter is one of the best weapons! (Esp loved the one with Hillary limiting men's use of the reproductive organs.)

Secondly, for those that want to keep on top of what's happening (US centric), add [community profile] thisfinecrew. Lots of links and things to do etc.

~

And then for something completely different.

Went to the cinema on Wednesday and (FINALLY) saw Rogue One. Twas very very good and I liked it very much.

The interesting thing is that most of my flist has seen it by now, and I have scrolled past many many posts, which often fall into one of two camps. Either 'Well this one easily beat the somewhat mediocre The Force Awakens!' or 'The Force Awakens was easily superior, here are my issues with Rogue One...'

I am doing my usual trick of liking BOTH. Quite frankly, if the universe gives me TWO Star Wars movies with female leads they would have to be *fantastically* poor for me to complain.

Of course you may all like or dislike whatever you see fit. These things are all personal.

(FIAF stands for Fuck It All Friday, see Peter and Jane.)

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Date: 27 January 2017 09:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wolfy-writing.livejournal.com
I definitely like both movies. If I had to pick a favorite, it'd be Rogue One, but I enjoy and appreciate them both, because they're both pretty cool.

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Date: 27 January 2017 09:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wolfy-writing.livejournal.com
Yeah, they're very different, and there's a limit to how much you can compare.

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Date: 27 January 2017 09:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] liliaeth
I don't understand why someone would have to like one, but not the other either. I loved both, though I do think that Rogue one was the better one of the two.

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Date: 27 January 2017 09:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] liliaeth
I think what I like best about Rogue one, is that it doesn't just tell a complete story hope in the grimmest of times, in and off itself. But on top of that, by showing the rebel's sacrifices before Luke showed up, it actively made 'A New Hope' better.

It didn't just explain the obvious flaw in the Death Star by giving it a deep emotional meaning, but it made us more attached to the background rebels, simply because we got to see them be heroes in their own right.

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Date: 28 January 2017 03:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geekslave.livejournal.com
That Hillary pic with the women around her is epic and hilarious!

Stacey

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Date: 19 February 2017 06:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] geekslave.livejournal.com
I can imagine and can only groan knowing what actual reality is.

Stacey

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Date: 28 January 2017 05:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] luckweaver.livejournal.com
I liked both as well! I think my preference ultimately lies to Rogue One, but The Force Awakens was the film that made me a Star Wars fan (rather than a casual viewer) 'cause I was definitely raised a Trekkie. Chirrut and K2-SO were, I think, my favourites.

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Date: 28 January 2017 08:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jerusha
There were a lot of things I really liked about Rogue One, but I felt that TFA engaged me on a level that really works for me. Rogue One was poignant and smart and gorgeous, but was the friend you occasionally stop to chat with and who has something interesting to say. TFA was like my instant-BFF. Different strokes, and all that.

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