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Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 02 July, 2018, 11:08:42 am »
Strontium Dog day afternoon
The Mutants Christmas Carol
Harvey (Rotten)
Munce 2 Society
the Dead Man Walking
Pendulum and the Pit
Eustace Fargo

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 15 March, 2018, 05:17:59 pm »
I have never met an Irish person as interested in shamrocks as every Irish person who meets Trump appears to be.

General / Re: Tharg
« on: 09 March, 2018, 05:12:54 pm »
It's "Bowie"... As in "Bowie".

General / Re: Tharg
« on: 09 March, 2018, 10:00:49 am »
So learned

General / Re: Tharg
« on: 09 March, 2018, 12:15:43 am »
But, in fact, Tharg.

Madness. But then I've always pronounced "cursed" as "cursed".

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 05 March, 2018, 11:49:42 am »
Just because I will promote this man's reviews at every opportunity...

I got into Stardew Valley after reading Paul Dean's review which compares the game's farming and building relationships with real world work, trying to become a writer, and how desperately sad life can be when the only entertainment in town is a pub.


Books & Comics / Re: The Zarjaz, Dogbreath & FQP comics thread
« on: 01 March, 2018, 10:54:25 am »
Judge Pigg needs to be an ongoing series. Conventions would fill up with bacon themed cosplayers.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 01 March, 2018, 09:14:21 am »
Don't know if you chaps have noticed, but it's snowing.

I'm in the middle of a part of the country with a Red Warning in place, and it is bloody apocalyptic here.  It's -3, but the wind makes it much colder.  Snow's about a foot deep in places, making powdery dunes.

Warnings are in place telling people not to travel. Trains stopped running yesterday, the M80 is jammed with people who've been stuck in their cars overnight. Twitter is full of official warnings (and people complaining about how the SNP didn't give enough official warning. I saw one lady complain to the First Minister that the council hadnt collected her bins. Blitz spirit.)

If the worst of the weather is heading your way, don't underestimate it. I ran into a couple of american tourists the other day, who had decided to drive across the country and had broken down. No mobile, no toolkit, no map. They had to gut a tauntaun to keep warm.

I'm going outside now. I may be some time.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 23 February, 2018, 05:26:30 pm »
Arm them all, I say!  Every child, upon joining kindergarten shall be provided with a government sanctioned firearm, and taught to use it to defend themselves.  The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is forty dangerous first-graders. It says so right there in the constitution...

" the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

and since we've already established that life begins at conception, there's no way that "people" only refers to adults.  If you're old enough to pull a trigger, you're old enough to pretend you need it to conceal your fear.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 23 February, 2018, 08:13:09 am »
If the US government believed that american gun owners would've in anyway effective in removing them from power, they wouldn't waste so much of their dignity on preserving the rights of american gun owners.  The idea that the slave owners who wrote and signed the constitution, and were eager for a bunch of people to be armed with muskets in case a King showed up and demanded they pay taxes and take their farms, is in any way comparible with the murder devices of the 21st century is laughable. Is it extendrs to an AR 15, why no surface to air missiles, or weaponized anthrax? The only reason anyone needs a gun is to hunt, to kill people, and because firing a gun makes them feel big and important.

General / Re: Everything comes back after 20 years: The Prog's New Dark Age
« on: 13 February, 2018, 06:01:14 pm »
It seems the audience is divided between:

a) the problem is too much Pat Mills
b) what we need here is more Pat Mills

I do think that we've hit a particularly poor patch in the last couple of months, but it wasn't that long ago that I was over the moon with Indigo Prime, Deadworld, Hope..., Absalom, The Alienist, Brink...

At the moment the only thing I can say I'm all that interested in is Brass Sun, but its glacial pace seems better suited to a collected trade than being told five pages at a time.

General / Re: 2000ad All female creative teams in 2018 Summer Special
« on: 13 February, 2018, 02:35:39 pm »
I'm all in favour of reasoned debate, but I'm sick of 2000AD creators and their liberal agenda, ramming reasoned debate down our throats in an attempt to brainwash our children.

General / Re: 2000ad All female creative teams in 2018 Summer Special
« on: 12 February, 2018, 09:43:41 am »
I get a bit tired of people claiming to be progressives but then display such venomous behaviour.

"You leftists aren't as accepting of my shit as I say you claim you are"

As a person who actually cares about the concept of social justice, and believes that women should be encouraged to engage with an industry that has traditionally used them as token victims, I am truly sick of the idea that any acts of decency should be regarded as a willingness to put up with the bullshit of people who believe the exact opposite. 

"Progressive" isn't the same as "weak".  Knee jerk reactions and a desire for everything to be as simple as it was forty years ago is weak.  "Progressive" is actually bloody difficult in the face of the unending, self importance of petty individuals.

I started to read 2000AD when I was eleven.  Now, I've been lucky with my life. I'm comfortable with who I am, and I happen to be part of a group who don't have things particularly hard.  But there are plenty of people of that age who are starting to figure out who they are, and realising that society holds certain expectations for them, or that lots of folks simply think they shouldn't be around. 

When I was eleven the internet wasn't around.  But if it was, I would be on this forum, reading the opinions of these older people who seem to have the world sussed out.  If those people told me that I shouldn't be involved, or my involvement was nothing more than a fad to make other people feel important - that would be devastating.

2000AD is punk.  Punk is about involvement.  Punk is venom.  Its about throwing away society's expectations and the old rules about who can do what and when.  It's about buying a cheap guitar, learning a couple of chords, and showing the world just how fucking angry you are at their low expectations of you. That's what "progressive" is.  Not touchy-feely kumbaya bullshit, or everyone getting a go of the conche shell even if they're going to use it to abuse you, but getting up in front of a bunch of people whose primary function is nostalgia and fighting for things to actually get better.

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