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Messages - Tjm86

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 10 December, 2018, 08:58:47 pm »
Brexit really is the gift that keeps on giving, isn't it?  Cameron says that he does not regret calling the referendum in the first place.  May calls off the vote because she'd rather avoid the mother of all humiliations, only to find herself facing the mother of all humiliations.  The pound is at its lowest for 20 months.  Parliament is completely paralysed.  Corbyn has just thrown down the challenge of an emergency debate on the decision of the government to postpone the debate and vote.

The Tories used to throw out the line that if Labour got back into power there would be no money left.  Looks like this time round with the Tories back in power there's going to be no country left.

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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 09 December, 2018, 04:51:41 pm »
Re-reading Ellis and Hitch's Authority at the moment.  The scene where Jenny et al visit RAF Rendlesham features a couple of signs that I missed on first reading, particularly the one that reads "squirrel fondlers please report to Lt Dez Skinn."   :o

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Prog / Re: PROG 2111 - Welcome to the Thrill-Party!
« on: 08 December, 2018, 05:02:00 pm »
Okay ... binge it is!

Quality stuff that is definitely going to need a re-read but am I detecting a nice little dedication to the late Señor Ezquerra at the end of Durham Red?

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Prog / Re: PROG 2111 - Welcome to the Thrill-Party!
« on: 08 December, 2018, 01:23:16 pm »
It's that wonderful bittersweet time of year.  A bumper prog full of delights.  A feast for eyes and minds.  One that has to last us few the longest, darkest nights of the year until the new one comes around.  To binge or eke it out ....

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 08 December, 2018, 10:29:31 am »
And they can burn their Christmas jumpers as well; those fucking things stopped being funny and ironic ten years ago.

When were they ever?

[says the man with the "Tesco's Value Christmas Jumper"]

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 06 December, 2018, 10:19:02 pm »
Dont threads have a 1000 page cap limit? Is this the final countdown?



da da daaah daaah daah daah daah daah daaaaaah ....

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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 06 December, 2018, 10:10:52 pm »
One of the things I love about 2000 AD, and this board, is that there's almost no thrill that's universally either loved or loathed.  Something for everyone.

Except 'Crusade' ...

In fact pretty much all of Millar's prog writing falls into that category.  Only artwork ever gives it any breath of life (Silo, I'm looking at you here ... and Robo-Hunter, Mr Hughes).

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General / Re: HALLOWEEN WRITIG COMP VOTING THREAD
« on: 06 December, 2018, 10:08:13 pm »
Yet you still beat Theresa May!

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Classifieds / Re: Christmas charity raffle and some auctions
« on: 03 December, 2018, 06:28:14 pm »
See, that bike chain link extractor ....


.... tasty ....

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 02 December, 2018, 10:00:42 am »
'Allo 'Allo's Fallen Madonna sells for £15,000 at auction

Turns out it was a fake.  The Auction team didn't spot that the boobies were too small.  They were more interested in other anatomical parts ...

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 01 December, 2018, 09:29:01 pm »
Professor of Economics ...

credibility?

Didn't someone once say that Economists were put on this Earth to give Astrologers a good name?

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Classifieds / Re: VALUATION - SIGNED JUDGEMENT ON GOTHAM - WAGNER BIZ GRANT
« on: 01 December, 2018, 07:21:00 pm »
There are some serious comedians when it comes to signed Tooth products.  Some of the list prices on eBay are hysterical, copies of Battle signed by .... with the advert for Prog 1.

Mind you, one of the more recent listings is quite eye opening.  A copy of Prog 230 listed for £1k because it is unstapled.  On that one words fail.

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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 01 December, 2018, 07:11:41 pm »
Has anyone else given Death Orb or Infinite Dark a try?  Both read like strips that would not be completely out of place in Tooth on one level and TBH I've taken a punt on these based on online reviews.  I'm wondering though why Dark Horse and Image took a chance (more so with Death Orb than Infinite Dark).

Artwork on both is quite variable, Dark delivering better quality than Orb and Dark seems to have much more interesting potential.  Orb comes across as another poor man's Mad Max rip off that has been woefully overhyped to me.

I think that this is one of those occasions when expectation has outlived experience.  I mean, I hope that something comes about that makes the recommendation make sense but at the moment I'm really not seeing it.  Infinite Dark shows moments of promise but Dark Orb just seems riddled with cliches.

I guess when I say 'not out of place in tooth' I mean more along the lines of 'during the nineties when the likes of Junker and Crusade plagued the pages.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2110 - Gremlins in the System!
« on: 01 December, 2018, 07:02:12 pm »
Then come back here and argue about whether it's the best moment in 2018.

I'm going to argue against it, sorry.  I mean, there is quite a bit of power in it but at the same time there is so much left wide open.  To me it felt like the writer just decided ... "well, that's it, I'm done.  I'm off." ... and just gave us a wrap up episode.  Granted it's not in the same league as Lost but it still felt deeply unsatisfactory on one level to me.

... but then is that the whole point?  As readers we are always in a position of wanting that little bit more but some stories don't really have a proper 'ending', just an ever escalating cycle that characters have to endure?  I'm minded of something that I read once (I think, in Steven King's Talisman) about the story always continuing in the readers' mind.  In this current environment in which so much of the past is plundered, pillaged and raped for material is there not something to be said for leaving the next part of the story up to the reader?

Okay, lots to think about here.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 30 November, 2018, 04:51:04 pm »

My objection isn't to the doing, it's to the dangerous delusion that me, you, our kids or our grandkids are getting off this world to go to a better one.


Have you been at the Baxter?  This is the core of his Manifold series!  Or KSR's "Aurora" - a failed attempt at colonisation.  It's a fair point though.  Those who will be in charge of such an endeavour are pulled from the same gene pool that have gotten us into this mess in the first place.

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