As somebody from the UK, he hasn't damaged the UK/US relationship at all. Honestly, Obama and Pelosi have done more to harm the UK/US relationship than Trump. Obama told the UK they'd be "At the back of the queue" if we left the EU, whereas Trump has shown a willingness to open a trading deal with us, and Pelosi just recently came out against the UK Brexit negotiations.
Just because the BBC and London's Mayor don't like, doesn't mean he's worsened relationships between our countries.
Probably a better deal than we'll get from the EU, who are trying to force us to accept all their laws, and require their permission when we implement new laws of our own, unrestricted access to our fishing waters, which they have been selling off to Russia recently. I don't see how any deal with Trump, who has businesses in the UK so probably benefits, either way, could do anything worse.
The response in here (forum) and on the discord reminds me of why it is so *hard* to talk about the subject - there are those with the opinion that Trump's the devil incarnate and there are others who think differently. I have not met *anyone* (online or offline) who thinks Trump is a clean politician. But the fervor with which people respond with rebukes to *any* kind of support/sympathy feels extreme. Especially when I can remember that it *never* happened with Obama. There are other "world leaders" who are known to commit war crimes far in excess of what Trump has ever done - why do they not get this kind of push-back? We might have a bully in the neighbourhood - but I'd prefer that to the murderer in the next block.
American or not - I think everyone is allowed their opinions on a leader (be one foreign or otherwise).
On the matter of bringing up politics in a fanfiction forum ... well, this is the general daily thing thread isn't it? Regardless, I can understand that its not something folks come in here for. Besides this post - I'll speak of this topic no-longer (and why there is a spoiler block above - feel free to read it if you care for my opinion or feel free to ignore it).
I'm responsible for bringing that orange fart in here, and this is the last time I'll say anything about him. Sorry, but these 4 years has been draining to me and I'd really like to see it stop.
As for me, I'd cheerfully go back to the blissful ignorance I enjoyed all those years ago...when Trump didn't become president. The only thing I'd known him for was that he was a rich dude who didn't know what to do with his money from Apprentice. That's it.
Then the jackass became the President of the United States. Now I know all too much about him. This is the biggest UNFUNNY joke the entire human race has had to endure these past 4 years, and I want it to end.
If Trump being personally responsible for the deaths of 198 thousand American citizens (and counting, and those numbers are definitely being underrepresented.) isn't enough to get him kicked out, there's no hope for you guys. America will be effectively dead. And the rest of the world will suffer for it.
That's how I see it. I get it, a lot of you guys aren't even American's, and don't care what happens there. The reason I care is because who's right next door to us, and while Russia hasn't really done anything truly overt yet...well, their actions prior hasn't inspired confidence.
So yeah...I'm hoping that this shit show will end by next year. But I know that America isn't out of woods yet. Not until Republicans lose the Senate and Moscow Mitch gets the boot, too.
So good luck to all the American's here. We're all going to need it.
Honestly, at this point, I'm not really sure there's anything we can really do to get anything moving again. We need more active members, but how do we get more members when there's no incentive to participate in what increasingly looks to be a dead forum?
We need new members, we need new fanfics, and overall we just need new content in general.
Frankly, I tried Discord, I was on Menios's discord for his RWBY dating sim for a bit, but I hate OC/Main Character ships, so I stopped going to it. Discord just seems like a chatroom or a group Facebook Messanger. I kind of see why people would use it, I just prefer forums.
Now if we could get people to add the forum URL to the bottom of any new fics/chapters they post on ff.net, we might be able to get some new blood. Hopefully.
Spaces maybe? I've seen people put Patreon links in there before, so there's obviously a way to do it... I've got it on my Profile page for now, but I'll definitely find a way to add it to the end end of the current story I'm working on.