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Messages - Steve Green

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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 18 September, 2018, 11:21:59 pm »
Growing up it was breakfast, dinnertime, teatime.

Now it's breakfast, lunch, and god knows what...

I think the concept of working for a living, sometimes at home, sometimes on the way home has scuppered my concept of what an evening meal is called.

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Creative Common / Re: Why Don't I Enjoy Art Any More?
« on: 17 September, 2018, 09:33:18 pm »
I totally get that Radiator - although luckily I don't swing between the feelings talked about as much, I really hate the 'meh' response these days.

It's like enthusiasm, it can be infectious - so can apathy.

Working on the fan shorts - the enthusiasm from the fans fed off each other, and even when you were feeling down or things weren't going to plan, fan power would gee you up.

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 17 September, 2018, 08:10:33 pm »
Brick semi.


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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 17 September, 2018, 04:38:57 pm »
Always.

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 17 September, 2018, 04:33:50 pm »
Reversing a death with time travel has already been shown not to work (in Rage) - death finds a way of claiming its own.


Is that a Time Drogue?  They've never been presented as anything other than a short-term fix (like, 30 seconds).

 Johnny tracks a bloke who can help him get on the trail of Max Bubba, but he arrives at the bar just in time to see his lead killed as a result of cheating at cards. He uses a time drogue to undo the murder and questions his lead. Then Johnny simply walks off - the man thanks him for saving his life, but Johnny tells him not to bother. Sure enough, the cheating comes to light again (though in a different way) and the lead's murdered a second time as Johnny leaves. The third-person narration explicitly talks about Death never letting itself be cheated out of what it's owed.

It does explain why, in a universe chock full of time weapons, nobody ever so much as attempts to use them to undo death - it must be (fairly) common knowledge that it simply won't stick.

More surprisingly why no-one seems to use it to Biff Tannen their way to billions.
The universe seems to tolerate observation (Mork Whisperer) after all.

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 17 September, 2018, 02:51:14 pm »
Reversing a death with time travel has already been shown not to work (in Rage) - death finds a way of claiming its own.


Is that a Time Drogue?  They've never been presented as anything other than a short-term fix (like, 30 seconds).

Yep, it's a time drogue.

Time Bombs displace the victims in time but not space (supposedly)

Time Traps loop a sequence (Kreelman was caught in one)

Time Drogues rewind time - in the first SD story, Johnny actively turns off the time drogue and the victim dies a second time. There's never been an explicit explanation in story how it works, as there's no need.

In the fan film we had it on a timer, but stuck with it being a temporary effect.

There's also a Time Stretcher type thing which accelerates time locally (used against Willy Blanko)


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News / Another Dredd 2012 short
« on: 16 September, 2018, 08:56:53 pm »
I've seen a few mentions on facebook of another Dredd 2012 fan short.

The people behind it have done some feature stuff, so it will be interesting to see how it turns out - they're filming some stuff tomorrow and some more in October.

Seems like it's an extension/reshoot of some mysterious short from a couple of years ago that had snippets appear on VFX reels - there's definitely a few of the same people involved.

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Events / Re: ICE BIRMINGHAM 2018 - Official Thread
« on: 16 September, 2018, 08:18:05 pm »
Good to see you, I just wish for the love of god that the non-showmaster/mcm cons would spread themselves out a little rather than bunching together in a six week period.

They're doing themselves no favours, unless they really want it to be a last con standing situation.

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Creative Common / Re: Why Don't I Enjoy Art Any More?
« on: 16 September, 2018, 05:13:18 pm »
I think the changing media view is pretty accurate.

I drew a fair bit as a kid and through college up to my early twenties - the lure of 3D and animation became more of a passion, and paid well.

So I'd not drawn much in 20 years but the appearance of the ipad pro got me back into scribbling a bit.

I wouldn't say one is more fun than the other for me, but sketching in procreate is a bit more relaxing for me, and not having to worry about lots of bits of paper and associated mess is a bonus.

That said, I'd no real aspiration to draw as a profession and my interests flit about to new topics, whether that's 3D, VR, translating 3D models into 3D printing, making films etc.

Fortunately the day job pays for that, as it's a pricey enterprise.

So maybe if it's possible to switch media or change tack it might keep things fresh.

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 16 September, 2018, 12:23:45 pm »
It's not really time-travel specifically - it's Johnny has a lot of tech and powers which is the same problem Dredd has (or had) with Psi-Division, Birdie, PSU etc.

Seems like it's more a case of stripping away the devices that could be used as get out of jail free cards.

E.g. time bombs become dangerous to use on yourself/very expensive/illegal, but also Johnny's mind reading powers post mortem, his jedi mind tricks, limited telepathy.

You just end up with a long list of 'why didn't he use that skill/gadget?'

Even with the scope of time bomb usage it's been pushed to breaking point - that Johnny can get from one planet to another to a specific time (and back again) in Blood Moon.

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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 15 September, 2018, 10:50:35 pm »
OK, well there should be quotes around death and resurrection.


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General / Re: How old is Johnny Alpha?
« on: 15 September, 2018, 09:57:33 pm »
There have to be consequences - Johnny's resurrection wasn't easy - and the excuse given is that being shot by blasters is different to an unnatural death, which is fine with me.

It's been stated multiple times that time can't be changed significantly - Blood Moon for example, and obviously with Ragnarok or the Schicklgruber job.

I guess you could have Kenton go off the rails and try to save his Dad, with Johnny forced to travel back, stop him but also have to watch the events without interfering, but seems best to move on.

I can't see of any way to bring Wulf back without breaking the rules of that universe - otherwise why stop with Wulf? Johnny could stop the Project too.

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Prog / Re: Thrill-Coma 2010
« on: 14 September, 2018, 09:23:19 pm »
Gunheadz was great, but I don't know if it would work over a longer series.

I guess it could get a bit self-indulgent and impenetrable to new readers if it was mining that seam of old comics.

Nice to see the old logo back for a special appearance too, I keep hoping for a one-off bog-paper version of the prog. Or at least something like that brief spell with the nicer paper in the early 100s.

I would have loved to have seen that done for the 40th.

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Help! / Re: GBH (Dead): colour? Help!
« on: 14 September, 2018, 03:59:15 pm »
Massimo probably wouldn't have done the colour on the covers.



I'd go greyish purple/violet on the skin, and maybe pink and blue on the hair.

In the colour pages it changes from panel to panel - blue/yellow on one and blue/pink on another.

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Events / Re: ICE BIRMINGHAM 2018 - Official Thread
« on: 14 September, 2018, 03:42:04 pm »
I'm not sure Dunk is going - he also accidentally booked his train ticket for the Lakes for tomorrow...

I will be going up for the day but not staying too late...

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