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Messages - Tiplodocus

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Events / Re: Glasgow Xmas night oot *sigh*
« on: 24 November, 2017, 05:58:00 pm »
Excellent. Train trouble but I am finally on me way.

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Games / Re: Mario Odyssey
« on: 23 November, 2017, 09:28:49 am »
Can I let you into a secret? I love Mario games but only ever get to about 50% complete.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2058 - A Frosty Reception
« on: 23 November, 2017, 09:25:22 am »
Well I enjoyed all of that top marks go to that cover and Absalom but I thought it all worked really well. Oddly, Slaine is also making me laugh. I love the idea that this memory retrieval is being ordered in such a way that it leaves teases and cliffhangers.

Again, Tharg is doing a grand job matching artists to strip... combinations that really zing and play to strengths and creativity (Is all that portrait work in the script for Slaine? I don't know but whether it was Pat or Simon that made the decision, it's a good one for me and gives the tale a distinct look and feel).

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Film & TV / Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« on: 21 November, 2017, 06:14:15 pm »
I was actually disappointed when I went to watch this last night and realised there wasn't a new episode. So "Job done, ladies and gentlemen. Job done!"

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 21 November, 2017, 03:55:10 pm »
Oh and watching MOTHERLAND on Iplayer. Lots of well observed stuff about how parents interact regarding their  offspring and cope with demands.

Be warned, these are for the most part priveleged people who shouldn't really be complaining and the lead character is reprehensible. They do call it out (eventually) but she is thoroughly unlikable and self-serving.

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Film & TV / Re: Justice League 2017
« on: 21 November, 2017, 03:50:29 pm »
Ah, I sort of see your point.

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Events / Re: Glasgow Xmas night oot *sigh*
« on: 21 November, 2017, 12:56:18 pm »
I'll be going for some nosh at the CCA beforehand -  probably about 1745. I can't drink on an empty head.

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Film & TV / Re: Justice League 2017
« on: 21 November, 2017, 12:34:23 pm »

I would love to see Red Skull again.

Yeah, I'm surprised it hasn't happened yet.

Incidentally, I meant Iron Man 3 not 2, as regards faceless baddies.

Eh? Guy Pearce might disagree.

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 21 November, 2017, 10:36:37 am »
Up to Season 4 on Game Of Thrones rewatch and Jophrey has just come a cropper.
Obviously I know it's Olena Tyrell now but the clues were all there on screen.


So many quotable lines... you could make a Guide To Life (either good or bad) by editing them together.

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Books & Comics / Re: Matt 'the other' Wagner
« on: 21 November, 2017, 10:31:42 am »
Well it won me over with the first six pages where Clark Kent fails to catch a train and then Superman HAS to catch a train. Simple but genius at the same time.

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Events / Re: Glasgow Xmas night oot *sigh*
« on: 20 November, 2017, 10:05:40 pm »
I'm in!

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Film & TV / Re: Justice League 2017
« on: 20 November, 2017, 03:00:09 pm »
We don't do that any more. We listen and ask them how their day was because we respect women and stuff now.

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Books & Comics / Re: Matt 'the other' Wagner
« on: 18 November, 2017, 03:43:43 pm »
Just picked up Trinity today at Killie Comic Con on the strength of this recommendation. Fingers crossed.

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Film & TV / Re: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
« on: 18 November, 2017, 12:35:42 am »
Feel that was all a bit harsh. Dunno why I'm not in a better mood.

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Film & TV / Re: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
« on: 18 November, 2017, 12:34:44 am »
So thought that was ok but not great. You've mentioned the things I liked above particularly the inventiveness and energy of the whole thing (except maybe the idea of the Bond style opening vignette) but the list of things I didn't like is pretty large.

For me, it had just too much self aware humour with just about every moment of super hero dialogue or action being undercut and diminished by a verbal or visual gag.  I get that was sort of the point but when it gets to the point that you can predict them (Hulk's heroic leap at the end) then they cease to be funny and just become annoying.

Twenty minutes too long but perversely the opening was too rushed and didn't give time for character moments to breathe (e.g. Helen's arrival so quickly after the boys have their moment with Odin).

Doctor Strange was utterly redundant and Thor screamed like a wuss far too much in the first half.

Hela was a one dimensional villain  ("Ooh I am evil, It's my  destiny"). Cgi army of bad guys was dull. I didn't like the cheesy synth score and some of the colourful spaceship shops looked well ropey  (possibly deliberate).

None of the action set pieces had a "Wow" factor for me.

So fun, as far from generic as you can get but far from perfect. Don't think I'll watch it again.

(I suspect We'll see more of this almost Parody style. Tiny Tips said he thought GOTG2 was similar; not seen it yet)

Yes, I know. I'm wrong.

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