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Messages - sheridan

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Off Topic / Re: Chuggers
« on: 20 June, 2018, 03:54:13 pm »
So people who work for a charity are 'scum' are they?  Charming.  This is the kind of attitude that led to a person of my acquaintance (who, despite what rogue69 says did work for the charity in question) getting pushed into a busy road by a complete stranger (before anybody jumps to any conclusions - it was a passer-by who pushed my friend, not somebody who had been approached).

Just to combat other lies peddled by rogue69, the street fundraisers were paid a wage, not a commission.  The charities are not having money taken away from them - why would they pay for fundraising if it didn't bring in any funds?  That wouldn't make any kind of sense.

For those who think that getting paid to work for a charity is the worst thing in the world (usually at below-market rates, I might add) - if a charity wants to build a hospital, do you think the builders should donate all their time for free?  How about the architects, electricians, plumbers, doctors, nurses, health care assistants, cleaners, etc?

street fundraising

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Off Topic / Re: born this day
« on: 19 June, 2018, 11:27:08 pm »
Zoe Saldana, 39.

Interesting what engages the mind at 7:04am...

I, er, had a dream...


Did it involve people on a jungle planet, the Starship Enterprise for some Galactic Guardians?  (didn't recognise the name so had to look her up - turned out I'd seen at least three films she's been in)

I'd be amazed if it's only three!


You're right, I've seen six - Pirates, ST, Avatar, STID, GotG, GotG 2 (still need to see ST III and the latest Avengers).

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Off Topic / Re: born this day
« on: 19 June, 2018, 10:12:53 pm »
Zoe Saldana, 39.

Interesting what engages the mind at 7:04am...

I, er, had a dream...


Did it involve people on a jungle planet, the Starship Enterprise for some Galactic Guardians?  (didn't recognise the name so had to look her up - turned out I'd seen at least three films she's been in)

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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 19 June, 2018, 07:27:39 pm »
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Gone to space wizard, IOU one child corpse

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Off Topic / Re: born this day
« on: 19 June, 2018, 07:11:41 pm »
Never heard of this today, but it's also Juneteenth today:
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, also known as Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, is an American holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. state of Texas, and more generally the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans throughout the former Confederacy of the southern United States.

Births:
  • James VI of Scotland, James I of the United Kingdom
  • Blaise Pascal
  • Paula Abdul

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News / Re: Forbidden Planet - 40th Anniversary Souvenir Magazine
« on: 15 June, 2018, 12:42:55 pm »
Launching at tomorrow's West End Live* is a special - free! - magazine celebrating Forbidden Planet's many, many signing events over the years.

Naturally, having had such a close relationship with Tharg since the very beginning, there's a few relevant 2000AD photos in there - including one from 1980, with Brian Bolland, Mick McMahon, John Wagner and Ron Smith in attendence!

Like I said... free! Available from this weekend.

*Available at FP stores across the country from late next week.

Thanks for the heads up - hope I get a chance to drop by!

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Prog / Re: Prog 2085
« on: 15 June, 2018, 12:42:39 pm »
Oh yeah, forgot to mention those. The one of Tegan is especially wonderful.

It actually took me a little longer than the others to get Tegan - then I remembered she was on her way to work as an air hostess - surprised at how closely the pic of her in the uniform resembled!

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 15 June, 2018, 12:37:09 pm »
Thanks, Tordels - that's what I'm trying to tell myself but it feels hollow, somehow.

Still, bright side, I may be able to treat myself to a con soon.

What's your local cons?

(alternative question - which con are you thinking of?)

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Prog / Re: Prog 2085
« on: 15 June, 2018, 12:20:05 am »
By the way, in Survival Geeks I spotted analogues of Leela, Rose Tyler, the Brigadier and Tegan



Not to forget Adric, of course!


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News / Re: Warlord Stront game!
« on: 14 June, 2018, 10:39:14 pm »
I didn't realise there was already a thread on this game - could you merge it with my more recent Strontium Dog miniatures game thread please?

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Prog / Re: Prog 2085
« on: 14 June, 2018, 10:37:46 pm »
Another great prog. To reflect this I'm going to make every strip joint TOP THRILL. Yes, even Skip Tracer.

Skip Tracer is still waiting in line to grab my attention. I can read it in like 40 seconds. This week's episode was a fight, and one piece of information. Still no clue about the protagonist, and very little about the world. Hopefully there'll be a table-flipping episode soon

Maybe we're in for another 'Trifecta'..?

That thought crossed my mind when the last panel of Skip Tracer showed The Underneath with pipes and a boiler room vibe while the first panel of Survival Geeks showed backstage at the convention, with pipes and a boiler room vibe.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2085
« on: 14 June, 2018, 10:32:58 pm »
Ah, nothing against Babylon 5, but that character was the bane of my life when it was popular - NO, I DID NOT NAME MYSELF AFTER A FICTIONAL CHARACTER FROM A TV SHOW I'VE NEVER SEEN! *  (also, if I had access to the time travel necessary to influence my parents in naming me before the show existed, I'd probably be living in a mansion by now!)

Relax mate - why don't you sit down with a nice cuppa and a Garibaldi?


What's the point of that?  Can't dunk a garibaldi in a cuppa.


Don't normally do brands, but milk chocolate hob nobs are the perfect accompaniment to a cup of hot brown beverage (tea, hot chocolate or coffee, your choice).

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Off Topic / Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
« on: 13 June, 2018, 02:53:33 pm »
Ikea's KALLAX units are pretty good - they come in various configurations, I've got two 4x4 units - they're a bit deep for GNs, but they allow you to use the space in front of the books for displaying tat ... or just gathering dust.

I've got a paper tape measure with measurements scrawled on it from a visit a few weeks ago, but would Kallax be deep enough to 'double-row' the comics?  Classic 2000AD size, modern, or american comic size?

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Prog / Re: Prog 2085
« on: 13 June, 2018, 02:52:18 pm »
Skip Tracer is still waiting in line to grab my attention. I can read it in like 40 seconds. This week's episode was a fight, and one piece of information. Still no clue about the protagonist, and very little about the world. Hopefully there'll be a table-flipping episode soon.

Not come across that phrase before (in this context) - does that mean an episode where a table is flipped literally, or where the storyline gets flipped conceptually?
Ironically given your screen name, I got that phrase from one J. Michael Straczynski. :) He likes to write "table-flipping" TV episodes, where the audience assumptions are shown to be false or undergo a radical mutation.

Ah, nothing against Babylon 5, but that character was the bane of my life when it was popular - NO, I DID NOT NAME MYSELF AFTER A FICTIONAL CHARACTER FROM A TV SHOW I'VE NEVER SEEN! *  (also, if I had access to the time travel necessary to influence my parents in naming me before the show existed, I'd probably be living in a mansion by now!)

*can you tell I used to get this question a lot?

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Off Topic / Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
« on: 13 June, 2018, 01:02:34 pm »
That's for the video game consoles & monitor, IP- I've been forced to contain all items that have not been approved by Headquarters to one room.
I'm a bit jealous of those shelves. We have four Billy bookcases in our TV room, but they're a bit shit, and very much not ideal for trades. (A lot of my paperbacks are 'warped' because the shelves are too wide.)

What's bad about Billy?  Asking as somebody about to move and (when time and finances allow) stock up on shelving...

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