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General / Re: No October Art Comp?
« on: 19 November, 2017, 06:48:27 pm »
A lot of people who claim not to care about the Forum fair care enough to rant about it!

Yeah, that's continually vexing.

I will say there are grand plans but they're still under negotiation. Unfortunately yeah - it does involve peeling it away from the forums somewhat. Something I was initially reluctant to do when the concept was first mooted a few years ago - but it just doesn't seem to get the same level of enthusiastic footfall that it used to :( It's nowt to do with licensing!

I'll always defend this place - it's a supportive and creative community and outside in the vast social media wilderlands you do miss that human level of moderation. The sheer amount of unchecked bullying and nastiness that goes on under the average FB post or over on Twitter can be stunning :'(

So yes - again I say THE COMP WILL RETURN, I did plan to take it down for a bit not just October and refresh it at a SPECIFIC TIME which has not yet occurred. It'll be bigger, longer and cover more platforms but a prong of it will always rest in these gentle lands!

News / Re: Dredd / Anderson audiobooks
« on: 16 November, 2017, 07:12:08 pm »
Noice. Bloody love an audiobook and a cursory listen sounds like the folk are good readers :D Wah-hey!

Film Discussion / Re: Judge Blankface.
« on: 15 November, 2017, 11:46:14 pm »
Judge Worzel Gummidge for SKD, Matt Soffe & Steve Austin

General / Re: 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar 2017 SIGN UP Thread.
« on: 06 November, 2017, 07:03:32 pm »
1st - Pete Wells
2nd -
3rd - Eamonn Clarke
4th -
5th -
6th -
7th - Andy Lambert
8th -
9th -
10th -Darren Stephens
11th -
12th -
13th -
14th -
15th - james newell
16th -
17th -Eamonn Clarke
18th -The Monarch
19th -
20th - Andy Lambert
21st - CFM
22nd -
23rd - flip-r mk2
24th - EVERYONE plus the pro's!

Film & TV / Re: Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
« on: 22 October, 2017, 09:11:19 pm »
Maaan. The second one was a good set-up, nice designs again and BENEDICT WONG but the ending was a real kick in the teeth going for vague bullshit rather than what the original had which was, I dunno, an actual ending. If you're going to adapt an eleven-pager into an hour why change it?!

Hope that was a blip and they don't carry on "smartly subverting" the original twists of all the stories by just discarding them entirely...

« on: 19 October, 2017, 08:21:37 pm »
I actually don't think it's that bad. I mean it's got solid characters and good effects, it's a nice mix of funny-ish stuff and sci-fi melodrama, and the performances are good. However it's just TNG. The same music cues, the same transitions, the same sort of plots, the same sort of designs, the same directors, the same producers, the same everything. If it was what the trailer said it was going to be and like - 20-minute Macfarlane sharp spoof stuff rather than a carefully crafted 40-minute long lightly comic but largely weirdlyserious tribute to TNG then maybe folk would feel more than they do about it which is faintly bemused.

Also Bear. Relax and let it happen naturally, these things shall surely pass. Like the neverending cycle of the seasons or that odd rash.

Creative Common / Re: Rogue Trooper (and related G.I's) Fanzine
« on: 19 October, 2017, 08:00:38 pm »
I'll help!  ;)

Was this just the cider talking at half past one in the morning?

Yes but also I'm up for it.

Creative Common / Re: Rogue Trooper (and related G.I's) Fanzine
« on: 18 October, 2017, 01:23:12 am »
I'll help!  ;)

Film & TV / Re: Red Dwarf XII
« on: 15 October, 2017, 11:46:49 am »
On the other hand, it starts to unravel in the later stages and has one of show's now-patented super-abrupt endings.

Good consensus generally I'd agree with it - still ambling along pleasantly with enough laughs and inventiveness to keep it from being depressing but yeah, again the major issue tends to be structuring. Cured was a solid enough episode but rather predictable. We figured it was the scientist who was evil from when he first appeared.

I must say though - we did manage to watch the second one already and it's genuinely a belter! Surprisingly had a solid ending scene as well!

Film & TV / Re: Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
« on: 15 October, 2017, 11:40:32 am »
Saw the first episode the other day - liked the tone of it and the grim n' gritty designwork was really original and quite, quite grand (CHEERS MVK!)

Music / Re: What's everyone listening to...?
« on: 11 October, 2017, 07:58:47 pm »
Sparks - Hippopotamus

Just saw these two live in Brizzle - amazing performance and the songs from Hippopotamus were strikingly good. So glad this charted (and had them in the top ten for the first time since the 70's I believe) :)

Events / 2000 AD at the Bristol Festival of Literature
« on: 09 October, 2017, 07:32:23 pm »

On 21st of October in the cuddly surroundings of the BRISTOL LIBRARY there will be a 2000 AD event.

All details in the link above. Rob Williams, Dave Kendall and Lee Carter discussing all things magically proggy and progily magical.

Film & TV / Re: The Expanse
« on: 09 October, 2017, 07:27:16 pm »
I just spotted that I started this thread  :o I was ahead of the curb on that one, at least! (I also was championing Rick and Morty when the first episode came out NOW THEY'RE BURNING DOWN McDONALDS ACROSS AMERICA JUST FOR THE LOVE IT).

My next recommendation: Crufts.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 09 October, 2017, 07:22:36 pm »
G.L.O.W. really tickling my fancy at the moment.

With you there - great characters and solidly realized. Brie is definitely a grower - the heel in most senses of the word thus far. Halfway through here :)

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