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Megazine / Re: Meg 424 - Thirty Megnificent Years
« on: Today at 11:56:47 AM »
Did you try listening to the audio, Dr. X? I was a bit negative going in myself, but it's really very good.

It's not mentioned in the Meg...

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Megazine / Re: Meg 424 - Thirty Megnificent Years
« on: Today at 08:56:52 AM »
I am just catching up on a Meg backlog; until last week, the last one I had read was April 2019.

While I am sorry for the necropost, I just have to say that (a) Dreddnoughts was the freshest thing I have seen in the Meg for a good while, and (b) the musical Lawless was dross of the highest ordure and really spoiled what would have otherwise been a smash out the park for the 30th anniversary.

Musical comic strips do not work, because you cannot rely on the reader to know the tune. It didn't work for Robo-Hunter in 1982, and it didn't work here.

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Necropolis.

It had the better build up, it had an epilogue.

It had the Dark Judges.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 19 April, 2021, 02:02:27 PM »

Five Nights At Freddies

Sorry, Willy's Wonderland

The plot is something a 12 year old would make up. Not so much plot holes as a plot black-hole.

But... modern Nicholas Cage does what modern Nicholas Cage does. He utters not a word throughout the film, instead giving a nuanced performance where he reveals his character's inner pain by consuming illegal-looking energy drinks and punching demonic animatronics. To death. (And then he rips out those mo-fo's electric spines).

I loved it enough that my immediate response was to Google for a t-shirt. YMMV. It is, however, memorable.

Is it worse than The Wicker Man?

You seem to have confused my review with criticism. I recommend Willy's Wonderland.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 19 April, 2021, 09:34:34 AM »
Five Nights At Freddies

Sorry, Willy's Wonderland

The plot is something a 12 year old would make up. Not so much plot holes as a plot black-hole.

But... modern Nicholas Cage does what modern Nicholas Cage does. He utters not a word throughout the film, instead giving a nuanced performance where he reveals his character's inner pain by consuming illegal-looking energy drinks and punching demonic animatronics. To death. (And then he rips out those mo-fo's electric spines).

I loved it enough that my immediate response was to Google for a t-shirt. YMMV. It is, however, memorable.

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Judge Child

I have to say it, but I have no recollection of Tour of Duty. I have read it, but it clearly wasn't "epic" enough to stick in my memory.

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Necropost. Sorry, Necropolis.

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 12 April, 2021, 11:08:00 PM »
A coda on the Covenant books: I enjoyed the first two trilogies from the 70s/80s, but the more recent ones from the last decade were, quite simply, unreadable gibberish to me. I'm not talking plot or characters - I literally could not understand the words on the page.

The only other book to have that effect was Trainspotting, with its phonetically spelled dialect. (I read about 15 pages before I realised it the opening featured one character, as it kept talking about "us"). And I'm Scottish. A Weegie, true, but that just makes me less posh.

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 12 April, 2021, 12:37:26 PM »
I went back and played Just Cause 3. I know what you're thinking, you're thinking "Why did you do that, you handsome Genius?" and my answer would be "Just 'cos".

It is a fantastically fun game with a simple yet satisfying core gameplay loop:

1.Wreak Havoc
2.Unlock challenges like races and whathaveyou
3.Beat Challenges to upgrade your havoc-wreaking tools
4.Go to step 1

All of this on the absolutely gorgeous fictional Mediterranean islands of Medici. It avoids the stumbling block of appearing like a condensed theme park version of real place and actually feels like it could be a real place in the Med. Well it would if you ignore the lack of "lads on tour" that usually ruin these places.


Played this through last year. A lot, lot, lot of fun.

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1 America
2 The Pit
3 Oz

PS I think DoC is excellent, but I don't like the way it dismissed the Dark Judges. I'd have preferred another Necropolis to add to the ... chaos.

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Angel Gang v Orlok?

The Judge Child gave us City of the Damned and bionic eyes.

Apocalypse War gave us the Sovs and Day of Chaos.

JUDGE CHILD by a whisker, but only because of Jigsaw Disease.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 11 April, 2021, 11:04:38 PM »
PALM SPRINGS

A Groundhog Day update, with him from Brooklyn 99 and her from Bridesmaids as sassy alcohol fuelled reprobates stuck in a beautiful hellhole. And him who plays JJ Jameson in the Spiderman films as their grumpy sometimes killer.

Is it a rom-com? I suppose, maybe, but it's also as nihilistic as a teenage goth.

I enjoyed it.

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General / Re: Dredd's real-time ageing?
« on: 10 April, 2021, 05:05:56 PM »
Not at all. The beauty of Dredd is that he is the only constant in the story. The city can change. Justice Dept can change. He is the same. He is a motionless pivot around which another 40 years of plot could be spun.

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1. City of the Damned
2. Mechanismo
3. The Cursed Earth

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Apocalypse War

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