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Prog / Re: Prog 2105
« on: 27 October, 2018, 11:02:53 pm »
Dave Taylor, should you be reading, the art on Fiends was absolutely fantastic. Great work. I'll miss it!

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General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 18 October, 2018, 02:27:18 pm »
So, I guess that means the last Strontium Dog story printed in the prog with Wulf's son was the absolute last Johnny Alpha strip  Carlos had drawn?

Looking that way. In its own tragic way, this leaves the strip at a perfect spot: Johnny has a new partner to lighten his load and his mood,  the Doghouse is back up and running,  but now under mutant control, and the old Mutant War gang are all back on the streets and spaceways.  That's as close to both a new beginning and a happy ending as we're likely to get.  I'd be sad but satisfied to leave it at that. I've really no interest in SD without Carlos.

I feel the same, the strip is forever associated with Carlos for me and couldn't see it being the same without him. I'm sure we will see the character again in the future, but it was as good a conclusion as we could have hoped for all things considered.

I'm not very good at articulating these things, but not only have we lost arguably the prog's greatest contributor, but I feel that certain characters have gone along with him.

Please don't take that as me making light at the loss of Carlos, which has felt like a gut punch for me. I can easily say that almost 40 years of reading comics and drawing can be directly attributed to him.

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General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 18 October, 2018, 01:44:22 pm »
So, I guess that means the last Strontium Dog story printed in the prog with Wulf's son was the absolute last Johnny Alpha strip  Carlos had drawn?

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 18 October, 2018, 01:41:41 pm »
Avoid AC1 like the plague though, it's prototype trash!

I remember buying into the hype for Assassins Creed I, purchasing the steel box special edition, and being bitterly disappointed by the game play and jerky graphics.
I've only barely dipped my toe in the AC universe since; bought II on XBox 360 but never even played it, then bought III on PS3 but gave up after about an hour due to the shoddy controls.

Mixed reviews for the deluge of subsequent games has kept me away.

Have to say though, the comments on Odyssey below are piquing my interest.

I really disliked the first Assassin's Creed, probably why I've avoided the series ever since.....but this really is a million miles away from that first game.

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 18 October, 2018, 10:17:23 am »
I've got a bit of a love/hate relationship with Assassin's Creed games (I tend to like a lot of aspects of them and really dislike others), but the one that I genuinely loved was Black Flag. I haven't played the last couple so don't know how they compare, but if you want more AC Woolly then I can heartily recommend it!

It's a great pirate simulator, with some ace naval combat (which they never used in any of the sequels, although I believe Odyssey has some?), give it a go!

Yeah, the naval combat is fully incorporated into Odyssey as well. And for the first time they've introduced RPG elements with conversation choices and you can choose male/female character.

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 17 October, 2018, 06:42:38 pm »
So i finally gave in and tried an Assassin's Creed game - Odyssey.

About 8 hours in and it's blimming great. Plays very much like The Witcher 3, and the world map is huge.

Can see myself sinking alot of time into this one.

Save yourself Woolly while you still can. This is the first game in a long while that I've become totally addicted to......sleep deprivation is really kicking in now.

Nope, it's already too late.
I'm utterly gripped - are any of the other AC games this good? Might give them a try also off the back of this one...

I only ever played the original which I wasn't a fan of......then this one, which has blown me away. I've heard a lot of positives about the previous game, "Origins", too.

Last night I received the "legendary" helmet of Ares (no innuendo intended)......it's worrying how much joy that brought to a middle aged man.

My eyes hurt now.....but I'm still carrying on. I had finally started drawing again, but that's been put on the back burner again, this is more fun.

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 17 October, 2018, 11:15:27 am »
So i finally gave in and tried an Assassin's Creed game - Odyssey.

About 8 hours in and it's blimming great. Plays very much like The Witcher 3, and the world map is huge.

Can see myself sinking alot of time into this one.

Save yourself Woolly while you still can. This is the first game in a long while that I've become totally addicted to......sleep deprivation is really kicking in now.

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Think they recently announced that the 2000ad line is over......sadly, no more figures. Would have been great to have got that Alpha.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 14 October, 2018, 08:36:22 pm »
I can always find something to enjoy in it, especially the Indy character moments. The film would be improved greatly without the dreadful mess that is "Mac".....and we could do without Oxley too for the most part. We end up with too many characters and it gets messy. The CGI jungle sequence is fairly ugly, though it ends well with the ant sequence.

Ultimately, it really falls down in the second half of the film, but I still have a soft spot for it. There is fun to be had if you don't take it too seriously.

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Megazine / Re: Megazine 401 - Grave New World!
« on: 14 October, 2018, 08:30:25 pm »
As much as I'm enjoying The Torture Garden- I do wish there was more 'definition' to Nick Percivals art. Too much of it makes me think my eyesight is worse than it is, which is a shame as his storytelling is first rate and his designs are superb.

I had that very conversation with my son yesterday morning whilst looking at it........I really like the art....but I just wish it had a sharp line in it. It's like it's always blurry and just out of focus. I know it's the style, but it personally it makes it a little harder to read as my eyes feel like they're constantly working overtime.

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General / Re: 2018: forthcoming thrills..
« on: 11 October, 2018, 06:02:51 pm »
Really pleased to get one final installment of Caballistics, one of my favourite stories in 2000ad over the last 20 years. Really hope Dom is back on it too.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 08 October, 2018, 08:19:44 pm »
Ironically, I had heard that the second half of the film was much better than the first half (not joking).

If I've paid that much money to see something, I'm not leaving until the ordeal is over!

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Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode IX
« on: 02 October, 2018, 01:56:09 pm »
Whether there's any truth in it or not, and I'm abstaining from passing opinion, that particular article would have been better off steering clear of its closing comments on IMDB ( look at the user reviews on that site) or rotten tomatoes (where it quotes the critics view of 91%, not the user reviews closer to 40%).

Probably only time will tell how popular it all is.

I can see one angry ranting mob screaming on YouTube that Disney paid for this and it's another PR exercise, and I can see the other angry ranting mob screaming back as a vindication of what they love. I'm avoiding YouTube.

I try to take all online opinion with a pinch of salt now as it's become almost impossible to distinguish from real comment, fake comment and paid-for comment. The relentless hate bombardments really wear you out.

I will just rely on "watch it if it interests me" and "did I like it or not".

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 01 October, 2018, 02:50:58 pm »
Just totally devastating news......an all time hero of mine. Was standing next to him about 12 months ago and couldnt pluck up the courage to talk to him. My thoughts with his family.

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Creative Common / Re: Does my Art look big in this?
« on: 01 October, 2018, 10:02:18 am »
Excellent work SIP

Cheers Steven! 😊

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