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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Last post by Steve Green on 18 September, 2018, 11:21:59 pm »
Growing up it was breakfast, dinnertime, teatime.

Now it's breakfast, lunch, and god knows what...

I think the concept of working for a living, sometimes at home, sometimes on the way home has scuppered my concept of what an evening meal is called.
Classifieds / For Sale: Judge Dredd Miniatures Game, Mongoose Box Sets
« Last post by TordelBack on 18 September, 2018, 11:19:19 pm »
Just about to stick this little lot up on eBay, but then thought I should give you lot first refusal. Prices listed here are pitched about 2/3 of successful eBay auctions over the past 6 months. All negotiable, especially for larger orders requiring fewer trips to the PO.

All are OOP metal 28mm-32mm miniatures and come unpainted, some requiring assembly.  I'm using the original Mongoose promo images and google-finds here because I'm lazy, but if there's interest I'm happy to take photos of the actual boxes at hand, or in the case of the opened boxes, the unused minis.

The first three sets are still cellophane-sealed in their near-mint boxes:

Holocaust Squad Judges (3 big minis): €21

An unofficial photo to show the sheer size of these things:

Street Gang (7 different minis): €21

Some quality kneepad modelling in this set:

Skysurfers (3 different minis x2, for a total of 6): €14

The next three are still unused in their boxes, but the boxes have been opened:

The Angel Gang are probably the pick of the litter (5 lovely minis, with Ratty attached to Fink): €15

They paints up real purdy now:

Closely followed by the Ape Gang - note in particular the Gorilla in a a dress (7 unique minis plus a second copy of  Chimp with Spit Pistol): €15

An official beauty photo :

And the original Mongoose Justice Department box set (8 minis): €16

The Higgins-style Riot Judges in this set are cool:

Still unused (and unpainted), but without their box:

Cursed Earth Desperadoes (6 different minis, with 1 extra copy of Guy with Axe and 1 extra copy of Guy With Machete): €12

These last two didn't come in a box:

A really lovely Walter (yours will be unpainted and unassembled, alas): €5

And an Exorcist Judge who sadly looks nothing at all like Lamia: €4

I won't lie to you Marge, shipping may be brutal, but I promise I will only charge the actual postage cost (which I can only estimate in advance).  Let me know what you might want, and I'll give you a quote.

Don't be shy now!
General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Last post by sheridan on 18 September, 2018, 11:18:43 pm »
Do you still have plans for Collections?  It seems quite a while since Ant Wars!  My vote is for Comic Rock, Nemesis Book I, Nemesis Book II, Nemesis Book III, Nemesis Book IV: The Gothic Empire (not that you've got to the end of that yet).  Do you detect a theme?

By the way - people in the UK who eat lunch in the middle of the day will eat dinner in the evening.  People who eat dinner in the middle of the day eat tea (as well as drinking tea) in the evening.  Everybody has supper.

I've got tons of PLANS for collections, sadly those plans have had difficulties once they come into contact with all the other factors in my life :( I'm hoping to get to some soon.

Er, yes - my prog slog blog has been on pause for a year or two now - things should be a bit more settled now, so I'll get back in to it.  Soon.

As for Nemesis, right now my plan is to eventually collect it according to the Complete Nemesis the Warlock editions, so it'll qualify once we finish the Gothic Empire story. Sorry for the delay with the collections, they're a fair amount of work!

No worries, I managed to wait however-long-it-was between Deathbringer and Hammer of Warlocks Final Conflict.

Is tea a different evening meal than supper? I must say I usually imagine it being consumed in the morning or mid-day, not at night. That's a terrifying new wrinkle!

There's High Tea - that's a meal you'd have in posh hotels involving sandwiches and scones (plus actual drinks of tea).  I've moved around the country a bit, so my vocabulary might be a bit of a confusing mix of Southern, Midlands and Northern.  If I was eating all through the day my meal-times would consist of the following:
  • breakfast
  • brunch
  • lunch or dinner (at mid-day - the northern term for the mid-day meal rubbed off on me a bit)
  • afternoon break
  • dinner (even though I'll sometimes call lunch dinner)
  • supper (just before bed)
Hmm, I'm missing out the mystical power of Seven, as taught to us by Deadlock and Uncle Pat.  Must slot in another meal somewhere.  Midnight feast, maybe?
Prog / Re: Prog 2099 - Unleash Hell!
« Last post by Dandontdare on 18 September, 2018, 11:15:10 pm »
I also had a a WTF moment at the end of Dredd, which marred a story that I was otherwise enjoying - even if he was bleeding out, Dredd would either put a bullet in him to make sure, or patch him up to serve his time (even if it ment cryogenic freezing till they could save him). The stupid gun was also a bizarre reverse-Chekov

Mechastopheles never really grabbed me - nice concepts, but I don't know which of these people I'm supposed to care about or why.

Survival Geeks continue to delight - funny script with distinct characters and references that are more than just "hey - remember this?", and absolutely gorgeous art - best humour strip for ages.

It must be so hard to come up with a new shocking future shock idea*, but this was a good 'un - hope to see more from these newcomers

I won't pretend to have a full grasp on The Order, but I really enjoy it, I could look at Burns' art all day.

yup - a very decent crop of thrills

*last year's thought bubble pitchfest  (won by the story published a month or two ago about a scientist using human fat for energy and ending with her about to use her unborn baby to continue her experiments) didn't seem to impress Matt Smith much on the day - I think he thought it was a bit near the knuckle tastewise, but it was a clear winner because it was the only pitch that elicited a genuine gasp of shock and horror from the audience when she read out the final reveal
Prog / Re: Prog 2099 - Unleash Hell!
« Last post by Jim_Campbell on 18 September, 2018, 11:14:54 pm »
To be clear — I’m not trying to be a dick about this! I suppose if we had a FAQ somewhere, this should be in it. For general purpose discussion threads, spoiler tags are definitely appropriate. When the thread is specific (Prog so-and-so, GoT Series 8 Episode 5, or whatever) then the assumption is that you’ll have seen/read the material under discussion.
Prog / Re: Prog 2099 - Unleash Hell!
« Last post by Magnetica on 18 September, 2018, 11:12:21 pm »
Yes the spoiler tags are used a bit unevenly on the Prog review thread, but as Jim says it’s kinda par for the course to see spoilers on a spoiler thread.

The thing is, using spoiler tags gets in the way if we want to have a decent discussion about something that happened in the Prog. And having a discussion is sort of the point.
Books & Comics / Re: Bella At The Bar vol 1 REVIEW
« Last post by DrJomster on 18 September, 2018, 11:03:59 pm »
Got the print edition for one of the kids today... and they absolutely love it! 😎

The comment in the review above about it leaving you wanting to read the next chapter straight away is so true!
Events / Re: Thought Bubble 2018
« Last post by flip-r mk2 on 18 September, 2018, 11:02:36 pm »
Train's due in at the back of six :)

Prog / Re: Prog 2099 - Unleash Hell!
« Last post by geronimo on 18 September, 2018, 10:46:55 pm »

The spoiler tags are used extensively in film and tv threads (because they often deal with multiple films/series and someone might not have seen a specific movie/episode) but in the Prog review threads, the assumption is that you’ve read the prog.

Ok, thank you, excuse my nieveness.
General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Last post by Dandontdare on 18 September, 2018, 10:36:11 pm »
People in the South (and posh people) have breakfast lunch and dinner. Tea (often called 'afternoon tea') is a light snack of tea and cake around 4pm.

Northerners however, have breakfast, dinner and tea - we're too poor/busy for an extra meal in between.

Oddly however, school food-servers are always called 'dinnerladies' - I've never heard any brit say lunch-lady (as in the Simpson's lunch-lady Doris)

'supper' is a minefield of class politics - for me as a kid, it meant a snack before bedtime, but posh people use it to mean a less formal evening meal - David Cameron was widely mocked for pretending to be less posh than he really is by talking about his "kitchen suppers"

I was surprised you seemed to get the 'meals on wheels' pun - meals on wheels is a longstanding social care service for senior citizens - the local council would provide a daily hot meal, delivered to the door of elderly people. Don't know if it still exists, I doubt it has survived austerity cuts.

Helltrekkers didn't depress me at all - it's like any disaster or slasher movie - you know that virtually everyone you meet at the beginning is about to die horribly, but it's fun seeing how they do it.

Never having even heard of Hill Street Blues really did make me feel old!
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