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Music / Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« on: 21 October, 2020, 04:40:44 PM »
Having a QueenAdreena phase inspired by the brilliance of KJG's latest "Liar, FLower" project.... genius level stuff.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT0SYaqKyFc

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General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 20 October, 2020, 06:02:17 PM »
I was a monthly subber from prog 1246 to October 18 when Tharg lured me to annual with some exclusive gifts, and yeah, no recurring problems - very few missing progs or need to contact subs.

Good news and credit where it is due, Subs have sorted me out today, so I'm hoping that next year with my sub due before the progs run out, I might be in for less problems (unless as I think may be the case I have just pushed them back a few weeks! We shall see - if it is the case it keeps happening, I will revert to monthly

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General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 19 October, 2020, 09:22:29 PM »
Yeah, I noticed that - curious as to who that would appeal to - no saving over the yearly one, but at least you might avoid the annual disruption.

Still don;t get why this is happens to annual subs but not monthly ones - it is surely the same principle of renewing after a certain time period?



I see there is a option for a two year subscription. My subscription is up soon so I will see if I have issues.

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General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 19 October, 2020, 04:24:45 PM »
Well the drought has broken with 2204 and the Meg, but no sign of 2201 to 2203, which of course I do not want to see as I have just gone and filled in the gap by getting 2203 from WHSmiths and already purchased 2201 and 2202 due to the slow reaction to my request for Subs to check if I ahd fallen off...

All good, except no email and no pushing forward of my subscription, so the question becomes do I cancel it and go monthly? - Not happy  with the annual service AT ALL.  Both years it has bitten me and it's just not worth me stumping up that wad of cash up front to Tharg (albeit for a saving) if it's going to mean I end up progless for stretches.

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General / Re: The Niemand Tapes
« on: 17 October, 2020, 05:40:24 PM »
My guess is KN is Gordon Burns from the Krypton Factor....

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General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 17 October, 2020, 05:19:19 PM »
I'm 4 progs down (and a meg?) and a bit tee'd off to be honest - I told them at the beginning they needed to check the sub was OK from previous experience, and all I got was a "if you haven't had it be Friday we will send you some... well I have them, I don't like not getting a prog if it is going off sale, even in this age of modern miracles.  hoepfully this gets sorted witha  response Monday or I am canceeling the annual and going back to Monthly where this kind of nonsense never happened....

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General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 16 October, 2020, 04:26:26 PM »
Great minds!  Fired off a new request 20 minutes back... not much hope of a reply before the weekend, but I live in hope!

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General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 16 October, 2020, 03:57:55 PM »
Good news, Dossa - I have not had anything  :(

I'd like to think I've got sorted along with yourself, but I havent heard frm them for a week now - Tharg, if you are looking here, take pity on a poor Earthlet!  I'm already £6.20 down on buying two progs, let alone this weeks!

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Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 15 October, 2020, 08:58:46 PM »
Ironically failing basic diversity in my own post!  :lol:

Yep, the Scruffys in Birmingham - it is very quiet most of the time!  I couldn't use Costermongers in that example as it brings on PTSD!


Maybe they just like girls with tattoos!

Maybe they are girls with tattoos?

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Why would I look around at the people in Scruffy Murphy's and think "none of these people really like Heavy Metal - they are just in it for how it makes them look"

The one in Birmingham?  Only been the once, around mid-day and I think I was the only person there at that time of day :-/

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Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 14 October, 2020, 09:52:16 PM »
Absolutely don't ChickenStu - I agree with the basic premise that there are people who just defy logic on all sides of any argument.  I've rolled my eyes at some clunky Nu Who line with the best of them, and I suspect you could find old me lamenting at length somewhere in thise very forum, mores the pity! You probably don't get too far by dismissing the notion of the existence of people who are in it for the likes, but those extreme voices fast become the whipping boys to stymie debate, or a kernel around which similar nuts can dominate the agenda - look at QAnon for an example of hwo fringe maniac stuff can actually start sticking...

Social media is certainly a big part of amplifying unhelpful voices - If you look at the JK Rowling stuff - She has some grotty and unfounded beliefs as far as I am concerned, but people piling in with threats and menace just poison the well and act as a convenient sideshow away from what should be the focus of our attention - it's a playbook that never gets old, which is why I in general object to the phrase "virtue signaller", as yeah, that's happening, but is that where we should be looking for the biggest villains?

I definitely agree Social Media is a potentially toxic and addictive replacemetn for actually going out and doing things, that's true.  but it is also potentially a positive force for people to raise their freak flag. I mean, sadly, it has been way too effective for Right Wingers to allow their own brand of virtue signalling, using phrases like "snowflake", "SJW" and "Virtue Signalling" to gain their own kind of approval and build their tribe.

I hope you don't think I'm one of these right wingers because I can assure you I'm not. I'm just being honest about how I feel right now.

Off topic slightly - Social Media has a lot to answer for. There has been a sharp rise in mental health issues, mainly in adolescent/teenage girls. The stats do not make for pleasant reading. All linked to the social media phenomenon. It's a catastrophe unfolding right in front of us.

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Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 14 October, 2020, 06:09:04 PM »
I definitely agree Social Media is a potentially toxic and addictive replacemetn for actually going out and doing things, that's true.  but it is also potentially a positive force for people to raise their freak flag. I mean, sadly, it has been way too effective for Right Wingers to allow their own brand of virtue signalling, using phrases like "snowflake", "SJW" and "Virtue Signalling" to gain their own kind of approval and build their tribe.

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General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 14 October, 2020, 05:24:28 PM »
No prog, no email - that's what you get when you rebel rouse on the forum!

Honestly, be nice to have just a holding email while they check out whats up.  £170 quid is no small biscuits!  I'm already buying progs here at more than the sub cost, to make up for their sneck up, so I can't see the problem with my suggestion....

Possibly I went too far in my last prog review....  :-\ :'( :-* :( >:(


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Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 14 October, 2020, 05:12:33 PM »
I think we are all social and tribal creatures and it is possible to do one thing for more than one reason.  We want to associate ourselves with a "tribe" and distinguish ourselves from other tribes - we want to signal what we believe in, in whatever manner we can.  It was pointed out that your anti-virtue signalling stance is in itself signalling a different virtue - direct action - cool, direct action is good, not everyone is in or will find themselves in a position for that, mind.

And this goes wider than purely political debate to the core of who we are in every aspect.

There might be chaps who like Heavy Metal music more for the culture than the music - maybe they are bikers for who the music goes with the lifestyle.  Maybe they just like Girls with tattoos! 

Maybe they like girls with tattoos, bikes and also like Heavy Metal?

Maybe they just like girls with tattoos!

Maybe they are scared of bikes, live in the middle of nowhere with no girls with tattoos to be seen - they don't even drink , that's not very metal!  But they wear a Slayer T-shirt and a Holy Diver Back patch.... Are they the Heavy Metal equivalent of a Virtue Signaller?

Should Scruffy Murphy's employ a strict entry proces where you have to name the original line up Anthrax?

Why would I look around at the people in Scruffy Murphy's and think "none of these people really like Heavy Metal - they are just in it for how it makes them look"

As you say, you can usually tell the people who are in it to win it, but those people are not the majority. 

The guy who jumps up and shouts "what about diversity" might be posturing, but does that invalidate anyhting other than that person themselves?  Why focus on it?  To me as that's a tactic used to diminish the core argument, I wouldn't be dwelling on it - I sigh and move on - there are idiots everywhere, you can't set the terms of any debate by the most stupid statement there - "kill all men" said someone somewhere, so Feminism is inherently bad.  Why help build that straw man?

This is why I would say virtue signalling is at bet unuseful and at worst a method to trash an otherwise "positive" trend. As such that annd SJW are best left to Trump and Farage supporters, and bringing them into any debate as if they were the core problem is just giving them oxygen to people I am immediately suspicious of!

When I wear my Nemesis T shirt am I Virtue signalling that I love a comic strip about an alien freedom fighter taking on a Xenophobic Empire?  Well,  yes, in part I am!


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General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 13 October, 2020, 10:03:58 PM »
Oof!

Presumably Covid stopping the comic getting to you?  Hope you can get back on the Thrill train sooner rather than later!

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Off Topic / Re: Thought Police: Are we allowed to query 'woke'?
« on: 13 October, 2020, 09:41:00 PM »
Without putting words into your mouth ChickenStu, you are "immediately suspicious of anyone" who criticises something for lacking diversity, so by that mark, the tell tale sign someone doesn't really want diversity is that they are vocal in their support of diversity?

If what you are saying is "I support diversity too but some people leap in before they have all the facts, or want diversity where it would be odd (No black actors playing Nazi High Command roles)", then I get you.   It isnt somethign that personally riles me, other than it makes a good straw man target for the Piers Morgans to use to discredit the whole idea of diversity. 

I'd argue that is the minority though, so I wouldnt become immediately suspicious of someones motives myself, unless it was something like the above example, in which case, amplifying the "nutter" element by bringing up "virtue signalling" as if it is a huge problem only undermines the vast majority of sensible voices, so best to ignore it/step away from such extremes (which I thnk are rare enough I dont feel the need to go on high alert as soon as anyone mentions diversity)

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