08/02/2020 Exec Meeting Minutes

Category: Minutes, Posted by Danalite on 09 Feb 2020

Key for names:
  • Caius Liu – Cai
  • Chih-Hsiang Lo – Chi
  • Ben Onime – B
  • Tomas Iturralde – T
  • Tom Leigh – F
  • Alex Hall - A
  • Trevor Whitehouse – TR
  • Lloyd Conlin – L
  • Karl Bailey – K
Start of meeting

Chi:

Constitution has been updated

Will try keep maximum comms in the exec lounge to ensure max clarity

Exec choice proposed to be in order of roles announced 

[No objections]

Head librarian followed by others down to discussion

B:

Requests to go last

Chi: 

In case of illness use this order as a form of hierarchy in case of illness/absence 

Next order is to consider main series

 

First is Aoi Bungaku

Order is to begin by “vetoing” some agreed to be bad

L:

After this we will vote by having votes equal to 50% of shows remaining and whittling down 

A:

Not ecchi but worth noting is nudity present

[unless said otherwise, assume NOT vetoed]

Cai:

Ao haru is a good shoujo with good OP

F:

Is relatively popular but…

Chi:

Is very generic in theme, but not pretty good

T:

Flag is *insert entire MAL description*, doesn’t have proper OP, but good mecha shit porbably, not seen but likes director.

*Chi finds trailer on YT and shows.*

A:

Seems like better mecha shows are available, and reminiscent of planetes which might be a problem if it wins

F:

ga-rei NEEDS censored version, *shows nudity*

A:

no one has seen anyway

L:

would be most extreme nudity in recent memory

T:

humanity has declined, think it has been shown before but would otherwise be good

Chi:

won as main series at some point but not on CD; warns it would off back of “bread scene” *also shows said scene*

A:

is the end of the first episode

Chi:

is a very episodic show

T:

not even chronological, very episodic

A:

can we decide if that’s good or bad

[mixed general discussion, the consensus is for 2nd term series 2 is ok to be story heavy]

F:

Kaiba, not seen but likes style etc

A:

note that artistically weird and slow to start menas unlikely to win

L:

also was a main series loser (against humanity has declined) in robin era of society

Chi:

we won’t veto for now, ability ot win shouldn’t be large factor

T:

getter robot is *insert mal synopsis again*

F:

OP is a banger

[OP is not much of a banger]

Chi:

yeah, that’s a mecha…

A lot of mecha suggested so far, note in final 4 should NOT have more than 1 mecha listed 

T:

very over the top, but good, seen first few epsiodes

Everyone probably knows the franchise of Gundam; this requires no foreknowledge but is best for a 12 ep series

F:

bascally not even cannon, can pretend its ont even gundam. Even has romance for shoujo squad.

Chi:

what about nudity

*shows from his hard drive what he knows*

F:

occurs in ep 2, note 1st ep is also very different to rest of show

T:

occurs in space, but the rest of series is very different

[determined it will not be vetoed]

Tr:

you all know K-on!, girls and music

T:

probably “first” as best SOL anime, good but…

F:

almost everyone on mal friends have also seen; EVEN porky

Chi:

points out not bad to have 1 thing which is in the realms of “normality”

T:

K-on will curb stomp anything else; putting it up is basically picking it to win

L:

may be good to group up similar genre shows to avoid having too many similar ones, will solve problem of conflicting shows

T:

remove CGI 2019 weird thing, is no point

Chi:

talks about vampire knight for some reason 

F:

lvl E is really unpopular, but like the original mangaka, also director of jojos.

*chi plays OP*

F:

is about aliens coming to earth, not very serious but slightly sci-fi

L:

points out according to Mal is very shounen

[everyone backseats trev doing basic things on a pc for a bit]

Chi:

beautiful bones… 

*shows op, and is pretty good although F is descenting*

Show is very pretty (hehe could say its beautiful)

Its necrophilia the anime, but that’s partially a joke

Cai:

its semi episodic, girl investigates bodies, has standard things, pretty descent. (it looks like hyouka again…)

TR:

plastic memories features humanoid androids before they expire and start killing ppl. Pretty sad and gritty. Teams feature 1 android and 1 human pair in collecting.

L:

is NOT a trev show… would have been funny earlier this term to get ppl crying at the elections.

*plays OP, is actually not that much of a trev show*

Chi:

I do not like it and personally would NOT show it. Does not feel interesting enough as a main series

T:

crest of stars is space opera, 1st season only 12 ep, is a good sunrise show.

Chi:

Nilyara recommends show btw

T:

is disimlar enough to the mecha shows that don’t need to make them mutually exclusive.

Chi:

revue starlight, wanted it last year but on one voted for it.

Is a mixture between utena and hibike euphonium. Set in a school doing underground duels in music stuff but also its like action (?).

[music is pretty banging tho, but OP does not clear up lingering questions as to wtf the above line means]

One more thing, talking giraffe, two, don’t look at what I gave it on MAL, its bad because I think its so much worse than hibike.

TR:

Looks like a trev show.

Chi:

now perfect insider

[OP also bangs]

Heard its shit

Cai:

watched it when it came out, I was 15 but it seemed ok

A:

seems myserious, has some intrigue, but looks very generic like everything A-1 does.

*plays world god only knows OP*

L:

basically, main char can do any dating sim, epic gamer but then somehow demon thinks he is good with real ppl, so do not die he has to actually learn to be good IRL

T/F:

shows generic/bad but w/e

L:

might not be best choice but is a good show. Harem but on ecchi.

T:

fear it will dispel all women

*eccentric family op plays* *cai sings badly alongside start*

Cai:

Ed is better

[well it certainly cannot be worse]

T/F:

seems like quirky enough comedy that should not put this AND humanity has declined

T:

yuru yuri is very episodic, funny SOL thing,

TR:

is most SFW wholesome cute girl doing cute thing show

Should not show against flip flapper

Chi:

not at ALL comparable, besides minor SOL.

T/Chi:

is more comedy than SOL anyway

*watch flip flappers op for like 100th time*

*love listening to Cai singing, even TR was in on it a bit*

Chi:

very episodic, individual interesting but has overarching plot.

*play violet evergarden OP*

*chi and T sing OP again… wait even B is in on it*

Chi:

TOO popular, is vetoed

[no one strongly objects]

TR:

note demi has FAILED in the past

Chi:

is a comedy SOL thing,

L:

slightly ecchi, but not bad considering the premise

Chi:

flip flappers seems like a better competitor.

TR:

keep for now, can start sorting things into categories.

 

Voting occurred on the main series choices

 

L: 

Library update! Previous storage was destroyed, and many departments lacked any way to help us.

Talking to SU, we hope to buy pick/drill proof locks and then store outside the DCS building in the bike sheds to secure the library.

Current SU soc officer seems to like idea, is happy to talk to estate to manage the transition, and will take around ¼ of budget. Plan is for no recurring fees, meaning would serve as PERMENTANT storage.

Technically would be owned by SU, although comes out of OUR budget.

Chi: 

Would like the librarians to RE-SORT and clean boxes

L: 

Would like to note dmg to boxes so that can replace where possible

Chi:

Offers to help if needed

T: 

Suggests that weather-proof boxes be acquired as replacement.

Chi:

Sort by title OMITTING “the” based on PRINTED title

Next is idea to buy snacks for events

[General consensus is against it due to non-members draining food]

A: 

Longer events would benefit from refreshments.

L:

Karaoke still maintains pizza, which is one of the main expenses of the soc.

Snacks generally are around £10 per event

[Decision is preferred that VN/LN and karaoke remain catered; movie/Tuesdays are NOT]

[Not clear on refreshments]

Chi: 

Proposes pancakes again.

[General agreement, specifics would be considered later]

F:

Desires to have group MAL list to help introduce people

Fears some people, himself included, would cause elitism; should take care to discourage this.

Chi should probably be the one to make this.

Chi: 

Agrees

A: 

With regards to announcements, will request short descriptions from people when they put up exec choices.

Chi: 

What shall we do with minutes?

A: 

Think should have them be read then hosted on website

Chi:

What about discord emojis?

T: 

Proposes make vote at end of term, specifics can be worked out later.

Chi: 

Films will be discussed on Tuesday.

VN/LN social will now be discussed

TR:

Is a problem that many good ones are often very long, whilst shorter VNs are either very H/ecchi or just bad.

T: 

Proposes we have voiced VNs otherwise is very quiet during the event.

[General discussion, but no consensus]

Chi: 

Finally, I want a central timetable, with some corresponding graphic so that we can post on the website etc giving info like when and where things are shown, as well as making it more attractive.

Cai:

Wants ppl to recommend anime on some platform, like discord/FB/website forums etc….

 

End of meeting

Written by: Alex Hall