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Help! / Re: Bags & Boards for older Progs
« on: 20 May, 2019, 03:59:01 pm »
Sorted, thanks all.

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Film & TV / Re: On telly this week
« on: 20 May, 2019, 03:57:34 pm »
The finale for new BBC comedy Ghosts is on tonight.
I kinda stumbled across this a few weeks ago, and hit the record button on a whim.
Really glad I did - it takes a few minutes to adjust to the almost old school tone of comedy, but once you have there's a lot to enjoy.
Any scenes with Julian, the smarmy politician who literally died with his pants down, are particularity great.




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Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 20 May, 2019, 03:48:18 pm »
A Song of Disappointment and Failure:

Part 1) Main Quest = Side Quest.
Part 2) Bitches be crazy, yo.
Part 3) Weird kid wins gold medal.

Fin.

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Events / Re: Rob Liefeld at LFCC2019
« on: 10 May, 2019, 10:55:34 am »
Hard to top hanging out in a busy hotel bar when 60% of the patrons happen to be creative talent from your favorite comic.

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Events / Re: Rob Liefeld at LFCC2019
« on: 10 May, 2019, 07:27:42 am »
Prices are a bit mad alright, but Liefeld is still something of an industry rock star.
Cant imagine the slots won't sell out.

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General / Re: 2000 AD ART STARS - STRONTIUM DOG
« on: 09 May, 2019, 01:13:02 pm »
Wonderful piece by Uwe De Witt, style is reminiscent of Sienkiewicz and SGM.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2130 - 2000ad Regened
« on: 09 May, 2019, 01:07:52 pm »
Nothing against a 2000AD Regened comic or comics aimed at all-ages / youngsters in general, I'd be an advocate for it.
I'm just not interested in it as part of the weekly Prog.
If the idea has legs, release it as a one-off. I might even intentionally purchase it for someone who would be the intended audience (the recent Cor / Buster special was great, and went down a treat with my nephew).

I'll pre-empt the 'if you don't like it don't buy it comment' with the obvious answer; no self respecting comic nerd would have an deliberate break in their run of Progs.
We were a captive audience for this experiment, and paid handsomely for the concession.

NB- That reads like a massive whinge, but trust me - the intended tone is more relaxed. Just comics, baby.

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General / Re: Free Comic Book Day - 2000ad???
« on: 06 May, 2019, 11:15:47 am »
Our beloved Big Bang Comics was handing out at least some Villains Specials for free

Is that BBC Dublin? it's a Wonderful comic shop, I always try to make it there when I am in town!

The gold standard.
Also the best prices in Dublin (Ireland?) - Dollar to Euro parity since day 1.

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Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 06 May, 2019, 11:12:26 am »
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That some are calling this bad television seems ... fussy.

Pretty sure no one here has said anything of the sort - think the most extreme reaction so far has been mild disappointment mixed in with the praise.

I actually went full heel turn yesterday afternoon and watched the episode 4 leaks, followed by full spoilers for the remaining 2 episodes.
The one GoT twist I genuinely didn't see coming was me removing the show from my Sky series link.  :lol: 


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Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 01 May, 2019, 09:43:45 am »
Is Winter still coming?  I thought it was supposed to be tied up with the Night King and/or the wall (admittedly the wall is mostly still in place, but at least some of it is now gone).

The climate is unpredictable in Westeros: Summer lasted 9 years and the next Winter could last just as long. It's never really declared that the Night King is the cause of the Winter, only that he uses it.

I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure George RR Martin has stated that the irregular seasons and the white walkers are inextricably linked, and the details will be made clear by the end of the (book) series. Not sure whether that means winter itself will be averted on the show, though.

Looking at the trailer for the next episode, it certainly seems like that little dusting of Snow falling on King's Landing in the season 7 finale was a one-off and things are back to normal... which would be a bit of a shame imo.

I can't say for certain if there was ever an inextricable link between the the Army of the Dead and the onset of 'winter' (an assumed Westerosi form of ice-age) as depicted in the show, in my mind it just seemed to present an opportunistic time frame for the Night King / White Walkers to make their move.
Regardless, I'd agree that the prospect of an impending winter would still hold some dramatic weight in the final episodes.

I suppose this crux of my disappointment in the current direction of the show is this; until the latest episode, humanity in Westeros faced an existential threat - a two pronged extinction event was heading southward, and it wasn't going to differentiate between social standing or allegiance.
Now we're not even sure if they need to bother breaking out the Aran cardigans.

The stakes have been lowered by an incredible degree.
Although there will undoubtedly be some entertaining scenes to come, for me personally it reduces the final questions the show will pose to veritable triviality.

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Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series
« on: 30 April, 2019, 10:38:32 am »
how invested in seeing the Night King brought down were we really? It's not like the series has expended several seasons making us hate him, the way we hated Ramsey.

I wasn't particularity invested in the Night King as a character, and one could argue that there wasn't enough substance to actually consider him a main character.
More so the idea that the Army of the Dead was a force of nature itself - it's objective to wipe humanity from the face of the planet.

It carries a bit more weight than a finale featuring a sword fight with crazy-eyed Rufus Hound (nice comparison).


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General / Re: 2000AD Original Art Thread
« on: 30 April, 2019, 10:03:01 am »
That Dredd has been my desktop wallpaper for so long...

It's a fantastic piece.
Jock had such an instant impact.

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Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series
« on: 30 April, 2019, 09:55:01 am »
Season 8 / Episode 3 episode had some cool moments for sure (from what I could actually discern on a 55" HD TV anyway), but it was a bit of a shark jump for me.

My reading of 'Game of Thrones' has always been in the description- a frivolous game played by narcissistic mortals, but ultimately irrelevant to the millennia old threat beyond the wall, now making it's play (backed up by the onset of a severe ice-age).
That has been the underlying narrative, as the viewer was made aware in the first few minutes of the first scene almost 10 years ago.

That threat was summarily negated in this episode, over the course of mere hours, with relatively little cost to mankind (or the main cast) and with a completely unsatisfying one-punch kill.

Whats next for A Song of Curry and Rice?
Our heroes take on Cersei and Pop-Up Pirate (who joined the cast 20 minutes ago) then have a final kerfuffle among themselves over who gets to sit on the melted swords?
Underwhelming.

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Film & TV / Re: Avengers: Endgame Spoiler Thread
« on: 29 April, 2019, 08:42:03 pm »
Dissapointing.

< Explodes into cloud of dust >

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Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series
« on: 29 April, 2019, 08:38:24 pm »
Dissapointing.

< Explodes into a thousand pieces of ice >

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