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Messages - Colin YNWA

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So then Dante rolls back in. Its bloody seamless.

But lets talk Flesh shall we. 'Texas' seamlessly jumps on as a very direct sequel to Book 1. Which isn't necessarily a good thing? Uncle Pat seems to blend the ideas he had in 'Legend of Shamana' and wrap them back into the original. Thus striping the charm from that earlier, magnificent story without adding anything from the poor Shamana... buit somehow it works. I know its not a popular option but I like James McKay's art on the strip. If dirty and hard like the world it paints so vividly and his dinosaurs are full of life and character.

I was nervous about how Carter would work. I know she was seen as anacaronistic, but I found her a plusible character, who made perfect sense as a woman whose father was Claw Carver. Paster Sunday, now him I find clumsy and cliche, but we know Pat has beef with the clery for very understandable reason... but his early ideas that science (as if it a thing rather than method of discovery) covers up inconconvient truths is just irrirating. The very thing about the sciencitifc method being missed by Pat by hey ho I forgive me the former so i should forgive him the latter.

This story is far from perfect. Does suffer from some Millsian problems but heck I still enjoyed it and it was over far to quickly.

Oh and while this was going on we also get a little strip called Absalom starting... its not bad round here is it!

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: Today at 09:04:53 PM »
Party Girl was a cool film back in the day. When I started being a librarian and had recently discovered filsm by the like of Hal Hartley the idea of cool indie film goddess Parker Posey playing a ... well party girl becalmed by the world of librarianship, well the thought was begiling, the characters cool and kooky. This film just dripped cool.

For whatever reason I've not seen it since then (late 90s) and so was very happy to stumble across it on Amazon the other day... alas time has not done it well... or maybe it just doesn' fit into modern me. The party scene seems a bit forced and false (or maybe just don't remember the best parties I went to honestly?... or would hate them now?) no one master Dewey that quick and easy. For all the 90s indie cool dripping from the movie its story is actually pretty dull and stodgy.

Extreme character finds redemption and a different way to live in an unexpected place. They struggle with their mentor and eventually disaster. They fall onto hard times and suddenly all that effort to change seems lost BUT loe at the end joy is found, mentor / character who changes them forgives them and to a degree their different world learn to co-exist. WAHEY.

Its essentially Kindergarden Kop!

So yeah I found this a bit of a chore and now I worry about watching a Hal Hartley film again!

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Suggestions / Re: Boo Cook on Tyranny Rex
« on: Today at 12:56:23 PM »
I'd welcome new John Smith Tyranny Rex again any day. A character I never felt capitalised on the superb Deus Ex Machina which set her up as being a standout character after having been created with a very interesting concept.

Alas she drifted away after that story and the final one, which some lovely Steve Yeowell art, doesn't really serve as a great send of. It seemed clear that John Smith's attention and focus had moved on - which is of course fine.

Whether we should have any Tyranny without Smith is another question. I have to be honest I've been impressed - on their own terms - with both Indigo Prime and Devlin Waugh in particular, post Smith. It does leave you a little uncomfortable but they have made good comics there's no doubt. So should we have more Tyranny without John Smith - and at the moment from the outside John's return seems a long way off - well I'll cross that bridge once we get to it (and forgetting that one off in the Special which I actually quite liked).

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I am actually more surprised by the number of people whom caste their votes for Hicklenton. He has such a unique style almost messy grotesque but it works wonderfully with the correct strip.

Yeah I did some predictions against where my own votes would have gone just for fun when I did the draw and I did think Hicklenton would go through (and he got my vote) on the basis that he has such a distinct style that on the right strip he's stella. The vote was going to be split with so much talent, but he had a unique voice that means for the proportion who like his work (and I suspect some will hate it) he will wrap up those votes easy.

That said I didn't think he'd be so far in front (I think, not done a count) and it will be interesting to see how far he goes in the tourney (assuming he qualifies)

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I think that second spot here is incredibly close (without having counted up) so if you want your favourite to qualify for the tourney proper get your vote in now and today as I'll be counting up in the morning first thing.

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Last call for this one. I'll be wrapping it up Tomorrow (Thursday) morning so if you want to get your favourite artist into the tourney proper get your vote in today.

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General / Favourite Art Droid CURRENT - POOL 3 Qualifying
« on: Today at 06:36:23 AM »
Select your two favourite droids form the list of 4 below pop those names in a post on this thread and in three days (Saturday 24th October) I’ll count up the votes and the two droids with the highest counts will qualify for the tourney proper when it starts.

So that's nominating your 2 favourite droids by clearly naming them in a reply to this thread… want to know more. Well there’s some linkies below the list.

Phil Winslade - more info

Nick Percival - more info

Nick Dyer - more info

Nicolo Assirelli - more info

What the hell is all this? Find out more about the Art Droid Tourneys

Whose in the two different tourneys?

Entrants in the Current Art Droids Tourney (eventually took me like 3 or 4 goes to get the list right!)

Entrants in the Classic Art Droids Tourney

Rules for what they are worth

Anything else just ask and I’ll make something up.


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General / Favourite Art Droid CLASSIC - POOL 3 Qualifying
« on: Today at 06:33:47 AM »
Select your two favourite droids form the list of 10 below (I know, I know. No one said it was going to be easy) pop those names in a post in this thread and in three days (Saturday 24th October) I’ll count up the votes and the two droids with the highest counts will qualify for the tourney proper when it starts.

So that's nominating your 2 favourite droids by clearly naming them in a reply to this thread… want to know more. Well there’s some linkies below the list.

Peter Doherty - more info

Jim McCarthy - more info

Charlie Adlard - more info

Trevor Hairsine -  more info

Jock - more info

Carlos Pino - more info

Liam Sharp - more info

John Richardson - more info

Marc Wigmore - more info

Philip Bond - more info

What the hell is all this? Find out more about the Art Droid Tourneys

Whose in the two different tourneys?
Entrants in the Classic Art Droids Tourney

Entrants in the Current Art Droids Tourney (eventually took me like 3 or 4 goes to get the list right!)

Rules for what they are worth

Anything else just ask and I’ll make something up.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 20 October, 2020, 08:00:50 PM »
Will all of Tyranny Rex fit into one volume. That would make for a very interesting read.

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Website and Forum / Re: Avatars
« on: 20 October, 2020, 08:00:04 PM »
Colin, I use Chrome, so it's not that. Have you tried a cache refresh: CTRL + F5, when on the page you want to hard refresh?

But its only affecting Chrome - so is it my Chrome settings ... oh I'll worry about it another time. Yeah I've tried a hard refresh and an Incognito Window... confused...

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Website and Forum / Re: Avatars
« on: 20 October, 2020, 05:49:37 PM »
So its a Chrome thing??? When I look on Edge (the other browser on my work laptop) avatars a gogo. When I look on Chrome - nothing - on any device.

Look on Safari on work mobile - avatars a gogo. Chrome on same device ... well haven't downloaded it...

On personal phone crappy Samsung browser avatars a gogo. Chrome - nowt...

... what's all that about...

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 20 October, 2020, 05:31:40 PM »
shame i do not have a facebook account i could do with boos max as a avatar

There you go...


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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 20 October, 2020, 05:14:43 PM »
There are some close ups (including Max Winwood) if you search Boo Cook on Faciebooks.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 20 October, 2020, 04:58:33 PM »
If anyone fancies a look ...


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Website and Forum / Re: Avatars
« on: 20 October, 2020, 04:11:02 PM »
Oh interesting - it must be a browser or setting issue... I'll twiddle my end when I get some time and see what I can work out...

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