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General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 17 October, 2018, 09:04:09 pm »
Yes, his painted work was incredible.  While everyone else was trying to do Bisley, Carlos had a beautiful, dynamic and atmospheric style all of his own.  Still can't believe he's not around any more.

General / Re: intercompany crossovers you'ld like to see
« on: 14 October, 2018, 03:00:11 pm »
On a similar note, Lost Girls with Buster Gonad.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 13 October, 2018, 10:04:31 pm »
Anyone who is familiar with the Irish boys in blue will be at once completely unsurprised and utterly terrified to hear about the vindication of Sergeant Maurice McCabe.

It turns out that (as a whistleblower who tried to expose Garda corruption) he is not a paedophile who abused his own children, but rather the victim of a conspiracy by his colleagues to smear his name. Though, fortunately, most people realised that a long time ago.

Fuck, to quote the late Eazy E, tha police. The Irish ones anyway.  Lucky there's a few like McCabe still around.

Off Topic / Re: Artist fuel - will you draw for beer?
« on: 12 October, 2018, 01:59:00 pm »
Fair enough; that's a different situation altogether.  And at least you're offering something genuine in return, rather than the dreaded 'E'-word that suckers many young and inexperienced artists while sending us more seasoned ones into a blind fury.

Barter is a good thing, to be fair. Only last week I did a mural on my neighbour's boat, in exchange for him fixing my boat engine, saving us both hundreds.

Off Topic / Re: Artist fuel - will you draw for beer?
« on: 11 October, 2018, 03:40:10 pm »
Judging by the low volume involved (and knowing that brewery does brew-your-own days), it sounds like this is a bit of fun rather than a commercial venture. I may be wrong, though.

In which case, fair enough. And rereading the original post, that does seem to be the case.

 Personally, I've been offered enough 'opportunities' to work long and hard for no money to last me a lifetime, and it does my head in to see other creative workers buying into it.

Off Topic / Re: Artist fuel - will you draw for beer?
« on: 11 October, 2018, 01:08:18 pm »
Hmmm.  As someone who makes his living from painting and drawing, I'm not really on board with this kind of thing at all.  No offence, Doctor, but can't you just pay professional artists as you'd pay any other kind of professional?  Put it this way, if you needed an accountant for your brewery (which you will), would you ask them if they'd work for beer?  I realise you're asking in good faith, but this is the kind of thing that propogates the notion that creative workers shouldn't get paid like any other workers.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 10 October, 2018, 07:11:58 am »
Saddened to hear that.  Never realised he was Pa Angel too.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 07 October, 2018, 10:23:59 pm »
The second last episode of Dan Carlin's Hardcore History podcast is worth a listen too if you're interested in the changing tides of human morality.  It's essentially about the gleeful gusto in which public torture and executions were viewed by the masses, and how disturbingly recently such a phenomenon continued.

The most recent western version of the phenomenon he describes is the terrible torture, burning and lynching of Jesse Washington, the young (black, of course) man suspected of raping a (white) girl. The whole community of Waco, Texas came out to watch and celebrate, with photos of the mutilated youth being sent to loved ones as postcards. Bits of his body were handed out as souvenirs.

It was 1916; there are people alive today who were alive back then.  Historically speaking, we are within a very tiny minority of people who don't get our kicks from watching humilation, mutilation, agony and death. Makes me seriously question the existence of a universal and unchanging core sense of human decency.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 07 October, 2018, 05:19:22 pm »
We all have an innate understanding of right and wrong, instincts that allow us to live as social animals, this is our basic Law upon which all lesser laws are built. This instinct should be explored

This is something I find problematic too.  It largely depends on where and when you were born.  Even the deepest thinkers of Roman times were in favour of slavery in one form or another, and there are cultures today who believe wholeheartedly that people who don't believe in their superstitious old books should be killed.

It's easy to be an independent thinker when you're born into a society that values independent thinkers (which, more than most parts of the world, ours does), but not every culture likes that kind of thing.

Film & TV / Re: The Boys TV series - Karl Urban cast as Butcher
« on: 07 October, 2018, 11:39:23 am »
Simon Pegg has been announce as Wee Hugie's Fatherin this

The Boys is one of my favourite Ennis works (far more so than the gauche machismo of Preacher), and if they can get the tone right it could make great TV.

With you all the way there, TB.  For all the sick humour and censor-baiting anti-PC sex and violence, The Boys has a far more sophisticated and engaging plot than Preacher does, and Wee Hughie, Butcher and the gang are much more likeable than Jesse (at least Butcher's macho-man bullyboy bastardy isn't presented as some kind of all-American, clean-cut, old-time heroism).

Really looking forward to this. Hopefully they'll keep it close to the comics.

EDIT - just looked at the teaser; looks absolutely perfect so far.  Just hope Karl isn't too busy being Butcher to be Dredd too.

General / Re: intercompany crossovers you'ld like to see
« on: 07 October, 2018, 11:30:19 am »
need a judge dredd vs Marshall law or elephant man

'DNA tests positive for mutant, Merrick.  Bag off the head and prepare for exile.'

(I know who you really meant.)

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 07 October, 2018, 11:25:28 am »

As a wise man often quotes, “Men will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.” Then the illusory power, invented by the priests and perfected by the kings, will finally be gone and we will be free. I always loved that quote - who said it originally?

Jean Meslier, an oddly atheistic and materialist Catholic priest, no less.  Rehashed a bit by Denis Diderot, the French philosopher who wrote an encyclopedia and who would later discover he was merely a military-grade cyborg with the synthetic memories of his original self.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 07 October, 2018, 09:37:23 am »

In a way our objections to Sharky's position sound oddly like those attacking Quakers and other conscientious objectors in WWI - "but you're letting the Kaiser win! Don't you care about the fate of the small nations?".

Well, not really - putting an X on a ballot slip to advance social equality isn't quite the same as signing up to murder hundreds of innocent conscripts in freezing trenches. 

I absolutely believe the system is immoral and should eventually be scrapped and replaced with something else.  But I also believe that boycotting it entirely just makes it worse. Even Sharky has conceded in the past that voting in a referendum can improve the system whether you agree with its existence or not

General / Re: intercompany crossovers you'ld like to see
« on: 07 October, 2018, 07:19:16 am »
Sláine meets Roland from Grange Hill.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 07 October, 2018, 06:54:34 am »

I get what you're saying, Leigh, and it can seem like refusing to engage is doing nothing. It's not easy, though - disengaging from the system is like trying to climb out of a bucket of randy squid.

I'm still not free of it entirely, and probably never will be. But I have to try. I cannot impose my views on anyone else.

So if a referendum arises that could give equality to minority groups (as it did in Ireland a few years ago), the moral thing to do is not impose your view on the bigots who WILL use their vote to keep the queers from getting uppity?

Or a racist far-right candidate is getting popular, and because there shouldn't be governments anyway, the moral thing to do is sit back and let them be elected
as the persecution begins?

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