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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: Today at 02:04:18 pm »
Can none of these grexnixes stick around to do a day's work?

I started to draft a reply to this post, but by the time I'd finished drafting it, I realised that I could not, in all conscience, support my own reply and have tendered my resignation forthwith.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: Today at 12:47:45 pm »

Prog / Re: Prog 2107 - Hostile Takeover!
« on: 14 November, 2018, 04:16:02 pm »
Or are we just seeing the movie playing out in Dredd's mind as he reads a plain text Word doc?

An accurate flashback to what actually happened isn't quite the same, narratively, as the visualisation of a scene by a character in-story based on information being presented to them. I'm going to concede now that that's a pretty fine hair to split, however.

Prog / Re: Prog 2107 - Hostile Takeover!
« on: 14 November, 2018, 03:38:06 pm »
I'm slightly baffled that literally no one on this forum appears to have encountered the narrative device where a character reads/is told about an incident and the scene dissolves into a flashback at which character couldn't possibly have been present but which we, as the audience, automatically accept as a more interesting way of presenting the information.

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 13 November, 2018, 03:01:47 pm »
Maybe multi part stories would work better

As I understand it, market research shows that 'kids' hate them. Much like adverts that you can't fast-forward through, the idea of the TV schedule as you and I might think of it is pretty much alien to people under a certain age.

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 13 November, 2018, 01:56:15 pm »
remember RTD served up farting Slitheen and deadly… wheelie bins.

Paving. Slab. Blow. Job.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 12 November, 2018, 04:14:30 pm »
He popped up sometime last year complaining about 2000 AD SJW etc. etc.

Yup. ISTR he didn't like the Scream/Misty special last year, either. Too many girls, too many Nazis getting socked in the gob. Typical leftist propaganda. Apparently.

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 12 November, 2018, 11:45:32 am »
Loads of OH MY GOD SJW WHO online right now, and people bleating that it shouldn't be a history lesson.

Somebody on twitter rather sharply noted the lack of previous outrage at Victorian England episodes, the Shakespeare episode, the Pompeii episode… just the Rosa Parks and Indian Partition episodes. Funny, that.

Film & TV / Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« on: 09 November, 2018, 11:47:44 pm »
As for Morrison's best work... We3? All-Star Superman #10?

Doom Patrol. It’s quite hard to separate it from from its historical context, in as much as everything was going all angsty grimdark at the time and DP’s wilful, gleeful embrace of absurdity and surrealism was exhilarating. But, on a recent re-reading, I still think it stands up well.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 09 November, 2018, 07:08:10 pm »

Or at least there was ... 

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon bought himself a £900,000 house with someone’s money, so it appears there’s still some gold in them thar racist hills…

News / Re: Dredd - Final Judgement 'Special' Edition
« on: 09 November, 2018, 10:19:11 am »
I prefer hardback books but maybe they don't sell very well these days.

I assume that's the reason. We're not privy to Rebellion's sales data, and I suspect they know their market a little bit better than we do. A couple of people saying here that Rebellion have lost a sale by not doing a hardcover of a specific trade isn't the same as actual data or the reality of a warehouse full of unsold books.

If there was money in hardbacks, you can be pretty sure they'd be doing more of them.

News / Re: Dredd - Final Judgement 'Special' Edition
« on: 08 November, 2018, 09:44:49 pm »
Hang about, "colourised Charlie's War"? Is this a thing now? How do I miss these things!

Is there another version? The most recent edition hasn’t ‘colourised’ anything, it’s reproduced the pages that were originally coloured in colour for (I think) the first time. I suspect the separations may have been recreated to correct for what would otherwise have been a horribly coarse halftone screen on better paper, but the intent was to re-present the colour pages as originally coloured.

Film & TV / Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« on: 08 November, 2018, 08:33:06 pm »
The Invisibles was one of those weird entities that should have ticked all my boxes, but left me cold.

I remember being incredibly excited for this before it came out, but I think I stuck with it for less than a year. It felt… calculated. It felt like Morrison trying to do Morrison instead of just being Morrison, if that makes any kind of sense…?

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 07 November, 2018, 10:46:02 pm »
Like so much of Gibson’s writing, there’s a line in (I think) one of the original ‘Sprawl’ trilogy that struck me as prescient even back then. It said something like: ‘it wasn’t that cash was illegal, it was just that no one did anything legal with it…’

Off Topic / Re: Help identifying artist
« on: 06 November, 2018, 11:25:15 pm »
I’m pretty good at the ‘artist ID’ game, but there’s nothing in that, other than a generally ‘comic-booky’ style that I could pin down to a specific artist. Some of the perspective work is pretty horrible, which is something Tharg tends to expect his droids to get right, so I’m not convinced it is a 2000AD artist, TBH.

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