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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 18 June, 2018, 10:14:40 pm »
"Once Rogue leaves, Venus just tosses Helm off".... :o

Yeah I'm still sniggering over that one!  :lol:

reminds me of the old Rodney Marsh anecdote

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Off Topic / Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
« on: 13 June, 2018, 07:40:43 pm »
Great news - decades of lovingly curated visual bullshit and ephemera disappeared overnight, and Imgur takes forever to upload. I'm going to check some of those art comp threads that got ravaged!

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Off Topic / Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
« on: 13 June, 2018, 07:20:25 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?

each 'space' is a 38.5cm backless cube - narrow enough widthwise to prevent sagging but deep enough for double stacking of GNs or American comics - double-progs may just tip over that (but you'd never see the back row!).

They come with brackets to attach to the wall but if you've got skirting boards there'll be a gap - I didn't bother with the brackets but wedged them up slightly at the front - all the weight is on the back half anyway, so I've no worries about being crushed in a thrillalanche. I have a row of plastic mushroom punnets (non recyclable but can't  bring myself chuck them so I've got loads!) behind the books to push them forwards a bit.

I'll post some new pics when I've tidied up a bit - right now they're covered in dust, stuffed with random books on top of each row, and all available space in front is crammed with day-to-day crap ... but here's my post from when I got them and they were all clean and tidy.https://forums.2000ad.com/index.php?topic=33880.msg875148#msg875148. Weirdly, I can still see the photos even though I thought they'd have gone in Ye Greate Photobuckett Purge. Have broken links been restored? Can everyone else see them?

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Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 13 June, 2018, 03:42:05 pm »
£21 per ticket in sunny Liverpool.
It's £6.75 at the Odeon Manchester - hop on a train, you'll probably save money (and you get to spend some time in a superior city too!  ;))

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Off Topic / Re: Where the dust goes to gather - comics variant
« on: 13 June, 2018, 02:49:16 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.

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Classifieds / Re: WTB RoboHunter Verdus original art
« on: 09 June, 2018, 11:40:19 am »
From what Ian Gibson said at Lawgiver, his first and second ex-wives own some of his early artwork, specifically the new covers he drew for various reprints, but who knows, maybe they've got Verdus too.

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News / Re: Sci-Fi Special 2018 - Cover
« on: 09 June, 2018, 12:01:42 am »
I'm liking that cover a lot.

Excellent Dredd,, and i like the yellow swooshes, but Anderson is too young - to be fair almost everyone does this - she's a veteran judge aged 50+ but she always seems to be drawn young and sexy. (If she's illustrating a 'young Anderson' flashback story, I take it all back)

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 05 June, 2018, 09:19:49 pm »
or the Breitbart version*;

jokes are supposed to be funny, libturd. Why do hate freedom, you butthurt snowflake?




(*the mild version to avoid getting banned, even in irony - seriously, it's scary down there dude)

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 05 June, 2018, 09:14:21 pm »
of course, I was joking too because...ummm..er

Look, I've been trying to feed facts to morons on Breitbart this afternoon (quiet day at work). I think the culture-shock of flitting from there to here all day caused some psychic dissonance or something.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 05 June, 2018, 04:49:28 pm »
instead there's no hint of cohesion, or any will to create same.

Tories apparently don't understand social media - and yet they've clearly created the FBPE hashtag.

except they didn't ... https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/brexit/2018/02/what-does-fbpe-mean-and-could-it-stop-brexit-history-hashtag

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 01 June, 2018, 11:36:15 pm »
Okay, here's an internet first - i was wrong

Just watched kung fu hustle again, specifically cos you put the idea in my head and I don't have a DVD of Shaolin soccer. It/s been a while but I seem to remember SS as being more consistently funny

the first half hour is priceless, but loses focus later on.,Shaolin Soccer is more fun .... must see that again

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 01 June, 2018, 09:23:17 pm »
Shaolin Soccer

Possibly the greatest film I have ever seen.

Overdubbed, fast cut, cliched Oriental amazement.

I need to digest more. But the bad guys were called Team Evil.
If I was five, this is the movie I would have written.

I love that film. If you haven't already, check out Kung Fu Hustle by the same dude - it's more of the same, but even better IMHO.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2083 - Fame in the fifth dimension
« on: 01 June, 2018, 09:15:16 pm »
That movie gave me a headache!

Me too. Apparently it gets easier to understand on subsequent viewings, but I just couldn't muster any enthusiasm for that.

I did like the "tech start-up" aesthetic.

There was a helpful flow-chart guide that someone here pointed me to that does help with unraveling the timelines. I make it a general rule not to think too hard about time travel movies (or the ABC warriors timeline) and just enjoy it, and I did.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 01 June, 2018, 09:11:32 pm »
Well, that’s  another concern. Don’t piss off your subscribers because they will stop subscribing.

It's not great customer service, that's true, but It just seems that the threshold for people to get pissed off and have a social media meltdown has been dramatically reduced in recent years. My opinion may be coloured by the amount of first-world whiners  tweeting today about how they can't buy their avocados and lattes because Visa is down.

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Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 01 June, 2018, 08:36:19 am »
Though I don't agree with the ridiculous wave of hatred that's been spouted for the last 5 months from a large portion of the star wars community,

An odd comment considering how much of it has come from you!

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