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Prog / Re: Prog 2078: Agent of Destruction!
« Last post by broodblik on Today at 07:35:54 pm »
Apologies if this has come up already, but is anyone else reading digital and seeing boxes around sound effects and titles/credits? I've been seeing it for a few weeks, not sure if the printed prog has had them too. Looks like where the sfx have been digitally placed over the artwork.

Just curious if there's something wrong with my progs! I first noticed it a few weeks ago I think and it's everywhere.

Mine is fine as well, I am reading it via the Apple app for iPhone and iPad
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Kenny Who? I’d love to have seen Enceladus but that seems unlikely. Can’t believe I’m actually at the end of a Hachette series. It’s a fabled thing like the end of the rainbow!
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Prog / Re: Prog 2078: Agent of Destruction!
« Last post by Frank on Today at 07:18:39 pm »
Apologies if this has come up already, but is anyone else reading digital and seeing boxes around sound effects and titles/credits? I've been seeing it for a few weeks, not sure if the printed prog has had them too. Looks like where the sfx have been digitally placed over the artwork.

Just curious if there's something wrong with my progs! I first noticed it a few weeks ago I think and it's everywhere.

Mine are fine.

Presumably, it's an incompatibility issue between whatever reader you're using to look at the comic* and the types of zeroes and ones Tharg's been getting from the wholesaler, lately.

 
* Assuming this recent development is the result of an update, another one that fixes the problem should be along soon. Or you could try using a different reader
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Prog / Re: Prog 2078: Agent of Destruction!
« Last post by TordelBack on Today at 07:14:51 pm »
Going to have to stick up for Anderson here: I'm enjoying it immensely. 

The plot (controlling Psis to act as hosts for Undercity 'Vampires') is a cracker, particularly the idea of drawing the various peripheral Psi Div characters together injects some relevance into older stories that otherwise seem to exist in their own little isolated bubbles, and continues Beeby's theme of presenting Anderson as the senior judge she is.

The babble of disembodied voices is a neat way of emphasising the peculiar WhatsApp-like reality of a gaggle of telepaths, and "who is speaking" issue is easily solved by noting the balloon colours: Anderson is yellow, Flowers is white, Echo is blue, Karyn/Vampire King is black. 

I think it more than holds its own in a very strong line-up.
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Ta.  Do like a nice bourbon.  Something very comforting about them.

Nice palaces and all.

Feck 'em all Tjm, and rant away.  Employers!

Currently getting a pile of passive-aggressive grief because one of the supervisors I'm tasked with wrangling has turned out to be a bit of a waste of space, and I didn't pick up on it (most of the supervisory staff are a little less stellar than I might wish for, and the regular joes are so fresh out of college that degree conferrals are the main reason given for days off: but you get what you're given and do the best you can with them).

Unfortunately I formally stuck up for the bloke a month or two back after an issue arose with his team, partly out of a long-held belief that shit goes up and not down, and partly because he's a decent intelligent guy, and as a result I have the sinking suspicion that I'm going to get the boot at the end of my current contract, despite working my arse off to get it complete on time. 

Bearing in mind that I didn't hire or appoint the bugger, there's no personnel review process for contract staff, he's been off sick and/or on holidays for more than half the time I've had him, and my line manager only twigged the situation because of an incidental conversation with a previous employer, it seems a bit unfair to be getting the blame for not picking him out as a problem. Doubly unfortunate, as I've really enjoyed the job.
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Prog / Re: Prog 2078: Agent of Destruction!
« Last post by Tjm86 on Today at 06:56:59 pm »
Being a hard core luddite in this record that prefers a physical copy, I can't say that I have, sorry.  Drop shadow does seem to be being used quite a bit on sound effects.  Perhaps it is an artefact of that?

Mind you, I could be seriously hallucinating so please, don't take my word for it.
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Prog / Re: Prog 2078: Agent of Destruction!
« Last post by Keef Monkey on Today at 06:43:43 pm »
Apologies if this has come up already, but is anyone else reading digital and seeing boxes around sound effects and titles/credits? I've been seeing it for a few weeks, not sure if the printed prog has had them too. Looks like where the sfx have been digitally placed over the artwork.

Just curious if there's something wrong with my progs! I first noticed it a few weeks ago I think and it's everywhere.
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Off Topic / Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« Last post by Tjm86 on Today at 06:15:29 pm »
Ta.  Do like a nice bourbon.  Something very comforting about them.
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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« Last post by Mardroid on Today at 05:53:47 pm »
Guardians of the Galaxy volume 2

I enjoyed it a lot. I think I prefer the songs in the first one. This one is less comedic and light hearted, but being an emotional exploration of family, this wasn't a bad thing. It's still pretty funny in places.
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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« Last post by HdE on Today at 05:47:01 pm »
GUTTED to hear about Rick. He was an absolutely awesome designer. I spent every waking hour I could on my Spectrum as a kid.
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