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General / Re: JUNE ART COMP - VOTING THREAD
« on: 28 June, 2017, 11:50:04 pm »
Another mod shout-out - could anyone watching replace Albion's image with thissun' asap please?!



Cheers!

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 28 June, 2017, 11:39:48 pm »
The Adventures of Prince Achmed

I saw this performed with live musical accompaniment at Glastonbury Festival and it was genuinely astounding. I couldn't believe it was made 90 years before - the paper-and-lead stop motion is frequently stunning. Particularly the landscapes and the stunning final shape-shifting wizard duel (later paid homage to in Disney's Sword in the Stone). The narrative drags around the introduction of Aladdin but for the time it is remarkably engaging. What an experience!

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General / Re: JUNE ART COMP - VOTING THREAD
« on: 27 June, 2017, 05:09:13 pm »
Here's a link to a better resolution version of my entry  🤔: https://www.facebook.com/2000adartcomp/posts/755748624607365

Can anyone with the right mod status fix that in the votes for me plz?

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General / JUNE ART COMP - VOTING THREAD
« on: 27 June, 2017, 12:02:08 am »
Please vote for one FIRST, one SECOND and one THIRD - first will get 3 points, second 2 and third 1 point.

The vote is decided by total points accumulated overall. You can honourably mention up to five other entries and these HMs are used to decide on tied scores (and will get a special mention at the end) so use them wisely and be aware that saying "all other entries" won't be counted. The deadline is midnight GMT on Friday 30th of June.

Alan Byrom - Edmund Bagwell Tribute


Albion - Edmund Bagwell Tribute


Allistermac - Arachne & The Hoodie


James Newell - To Edmund


JoFox2108 - EB


Paul Moore - Black Axe


Steven Denton - Juves 'n' the Cradlegrave Block


Tulio Vilela - 2017 A Space Odyssey or The Coming of Kid Eternity



YOU HAVE 'TIL FRIDAY!

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General / Re: JUNE ART COMP - EDMUND BAGWELL TRIBUTE
« on: 26 June, 2017, 03:33:34 pm »
Here's that Alan Byrom one btw!



You've only got a few hours 'til voting time :O

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Film Discussion / Re: Judge Blankface.
« on: 12 June, 2017, 08:55:52 pm »
Judge Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister for Mick Cassidy



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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 10 June, 2017, 04:53:02 pm »
 :'(

Nobody messes with Adam We

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 10 June, 2017, 09:41:10 am »
American Gods is uneven but compelling - some of it is really remarkable but you can feel the source material being padded. The episode where they basically re-told the death of his wife and added nothing felt so profoundly like treading water that I (for want of a better word) lost faith in it a little -
 but the one after that was very strong. I think it's better when its moving forward
and there are enough very DIFFERENT sequences to make it worth watch. I mean that Djinn sequence... who has seen ANYTHING else like that on telly. Crikey.

Anyhow - Lady Geoffery and I are perpetually working through a big backlog of DVD/Blu-Ray purchases and we've just started on a massive Peep Show boxset. I was holding off on buying any of it until it had finished for definite and I don't regret it. That first series is tonally fairly different from the others - quite gritty even. Brilliant TV though it's easy to see why it went on so long after that - it's a shock to see Mitchell & Webb so young indeed LG posited that she was 13 when it was on TV and wasn't allowed to watch it :O Looking forward to wading through the rest of it over the next few weeks!

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 June, 2017, 09:34:40 am »
Labyrinth

It's an odd one, this. Whereas it has imagination in spades and a thousand top creative brains behind it - the story is arse. Connelly's character is flat and there's no strong narrative running through it at all. Essentially it's a few tropes propped up by ropey musical numbers and remarkable physical effects. Which means that it's cheesy as hell, rammed with memorable moments and ends up meaning little to nothing.

On repeat viewing I really enjoyed how straight Bowie was playing it - he seems genuinely quite malevolent. Although a lot of his sinister edge might have to do with that sequence where he tries to seduce the fifteen-year-old protagonist ... yeesh.

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Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who - Series 10 (Spoilers)
« on: 08 June, 2017, 11:20:30 pm »
I fell asleep about quarter of an hour into the episode and woke up at the end and I thought "OH I'VE MISSED SOMETHING" so I went back and watched it but alas


I had missed nothing. The Bill, Nardole & Doc dynamic is still great but this whole Monk thing has been a real dull suspensionless plot-holey trudge.

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Film & TV / Re: The Handmaid's Tale
« on: 04 June, 2017, 05:05:25 pm »
Regardless of how it's defined, it's a powerful book and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.

Here here - the thing that protesters are now dressing as Handmaids in America just shows what a phenomenon it's rapidly becoming. As I said before - I genuinely think this is definitively one bit of fiction that'll keep finding new life for decades to come, makes me want to delve into the book and more of Atwood's work tbh. Anyone read any further into it? No spoilers!  :-X

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General / Re: JUNE ART COMP - EDMUND BAGWELL TRIBUTE
« on: 03 June, 2017, 10:14:19 am »
Can i do his Black Axe from Marvel UK? (tho he did it under the name of Edmund Perryman...it was a favourite of mine

Generally I think we'd err on the side of 2000 AD characters only but given this is a tribute to the artist and not the prog specifically and he had a varied career before entering the prog I can't see that there would be a problem with this.

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Film & TV / Re: The Handmaid's Tale
« on: 02 June, 2017, 06:51:30 pm »
Atwood resisted the "sci fi" label for years, on the grounds that everything in the story has already happened somewhere

I'm fully aware Atwood doesn't associate her work with the label and that generally there's been a move to categorize such work as speculative fiction rather than science fiction. What I'm enjoying about the programme is the mind-expanding parallels with real world events recontextualized within America. It's chilling partially because you realize this social chaos can and does happen with only one or two terribly shitty years (I mean, the "then and now" of Syria is astonishing) but the central action of regime-change and subsequent violent ideological purging is arguably not something that has previously been encountered in human history as a direct reaction to mass infertility - let alone a seemingly international occurrence of mass-infertility. Sudden climate change and most often extreme economic mismanagement lead to the destruction of most societies in that way. So that element of the story isn't entirely grounded in fact although admittedly the desire to "dismiss" it as sci-fi because of that is maybe a subconscious urge to try to suppress the jarring reality that large chunks of it aren't at all fictional for some people in this world.

It's a challenging watch.

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General / JUNE ART COMP - EDMUND BAGWELL TRIBUTE
« on: 01 June, 2017, 07:48:52 am »
There was only ever going to be one theme this month. In June we'll be paying tribute to the incredible Edmund Bagwell.



He was one of the brightest stars of last decade or so of progs and his art style was distinctive and engrossing. There's an excellent memorial article on Down the Tubes which gives a detailed summary of his career but contestants for this may be looking to take on his iconic work on Cradlegrave or Indigo Prime, his memorable Future Shocks and Terror Tales or maybe even his amazing work on Ten-Seconders. As ever - Barney has what you need. It's a numbing and horrifying thing to lose an artist so young, but he left a short but enviable canon of work in the prog and legions of admirers. We'll miss him.

There will be a GN straight from the nerve centre for the winner of course, and one for Tharg's Choice -  - all entries will be viewable here, on our dedicated FB page, and also on the official 2000 AD Tumblr and Twitter!

Rules for the art comp are these:

- It must fit the theme.

- You can enter as many times as you like but bear in mind it will split your vote so it may not be worth it.

- All entries have to be constructed specifically for this competition - so nothing you've done for anything else.

- You can enter either here or by directly putting it on our FB wall here: https://www.facebook.com/2000adartcomp/

YOU HAVE UNTIL JUNE THE 26th WHEN WE SHALL HUNT THE VOTING BEAST


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General / MAY ART COMP - RESULTS THREAD
« on: 01 June, 2017, 12:30:18 am »
THE MOST HONORABLE MENTIONS POSITION FOR MOST HONOURABLE MENTIONS - ALAN BYROM

THIRD PLACE - ADRIAN BAMFORTH


SECOND PLACE - PAUL MOORE


FIRST PLACE - STEVEN DENTON



THARG'S CHOICE goes to ALLISTERMAC


NEW THEME ARRIVING IMMINENTLY

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