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Prog / Re: Prog 2109 - Shark-Infested Waters
« on: 26 November, 2018, 09:39:37 pm »
And another thing - this isn't Dredd's house, it's Justice Department's house. It's a house of justice.
Maybe Dredd needs to get down from his high-horse...*


*(pun intended)

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Prog / Re: Prog 2109 - Shark-Infested Waters
« on: 26 November, 2018, 09:34:38 pm »
The Dredd remained underwhelming for me I'm afraid.

So Dredd is not a simple tool, but a brilliant schemer because he told someone to hang around the Cursed Earth for months looking at a bit of the wall in the off chance he might see someone worth shooting?  This before Dredd knew he could get any evidence to bring Smiley out of the literal woodwork?That seems like a pretty naive plan to me.  And it ultimately WAS Hershey who saved the day and called off the ninja judges, so all that stepping about her seems to have been for nothing? If you squint a bit and don't think too hard about it, it is all very cool sounding, but under any kind of scrutiny it just doesnt have much weight to it.  Gerhart will tell Dredd one day how he got out of the completely hopeless situation he found himself in when last we saw him?  I assume it involved a horse riding Klegg...   I suppose it does at least clear away a few elements of Dredd continuity I disliked (Smiley and Kazan and ninja judges), so that's something 

Apologies for curmudgeonness!

Yup, my feelings exactly.
Also, Dredd didn't know that Smiley had allowed the apocalypse war to happen until he saw the files. So why was he planning to kill Smiley via Conveniant Gerhart in the first place? Wouldn't it be better to, y'know, arrest him instead? Like a Judge would?

Because Dredd has dealt with enough wiley foxes to know they won’t be taken easily. Because he dosent under-estimate Smiley And knows there is a long game and many solders if not exactly what.

Next thing you know you’ll be doubting the existence of Kleggs and pondering just how a gun could laser out a whole intersection at the rate of 9.8ms (increasing).

Oh and the whole ‘rob Williams horse’ thing... bit off frankly lads, Henry Flint said he wanted to draw Dredd on horseback so Williams obliged. So slag it off as Henry Flint’s Horse. For me it was a brilliant needle drop moment and part of an amazing section (the whole save the chief judge / dirty frank interaction). But I guess it’s not for some. Nor it seems the frankly franktastic Small House. To those I’d ask - what exactly is?

Firstly, I'm not having a pop at Henry Flint - his art is untouchable.
Secondly, I don't agree that Dredd would set up such a ropey plan without already having all the evidence he needs (which he clearly didn't), especially when he thinks Hershey is involved (which he clearly did).
Thirdly, no matter how cool Dredd on horseback looks, it's still a daft idea.

Accepting all this just because Rob Williams wrote it?
Sorry, but no.

Apologies if I've misread your post.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2106 - End Times
« on: 04 November, 2018, 10:38:15 am »
Yeah, i'm undecided on Dredd.
On the one hand I'm rushing to read each episode, just waiting for the precious bit of exposition thats going to explain just what exactly is going on.

On the other hand I'm just not buying it. Dredd's continuing distrust of Hershey doesnt ring true to me. He's coming across as a bit of a prick.
And the idea that he's acting on hunches and information that haven't been made clear to the reader just makes me feel like this entire run is an extended lesson in dangling carrots.

Hope it wraps up soon, to be honest.

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Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 01 November, 2018, 06:50:53 pm »
Rita, Sue, and Gestapo Bob too.

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Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 01 November, 2018, 05:46:31 pm »
A View to a Thrill

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Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 01 November, 2018, 05:43:49 pm »
The Snecksorcist.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2104 - The Watchers in the Walls!
« on: 25 October, 2018, 07:54:25 pm »
Addendum: I would still prefer to have Henry Flint coloured by Henry Flint, as it's awesome, but Chris Blythe in this current style is a very close second choice!

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Prog / Re: Prog 2104 - The Watchers in the Walls!
« on: 25 October, 2018, 07:51:39 pm »
I thought Blythe was colouring McMahon's art the way the artist would have done himself. Maybe he's doing the same here, or maybe Blythe just thinks the approach is best-suited to a certain style of art (if so, he's right)

I'm guessing it's a conscious effort of the Blythe droid's to try and mix elements of Flint's colouring style with his own.
As you say, he's right to do so. It looks great!
The texture of Flint's colouring style, without the more out-there colour contrasts.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2104 - The Watchers in the Walls!
« on: 25 October, 2018, 06:23:43 pm »
Should add: Henry Flint is on fire! And I'm adoring Chris Blythe's Flint-esque colouring. Brilliant stuff!

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Prog / Re: Prog 2104 - The Watchers in the Walls!
« on: 25 October, 2018, 06:22:37 pm »
Dredd just isn't doing it for me.
I'm getting fed up with different writers seemingly having their own Dredd continuity. Enceladus is obviously a big deal in Williams' Dredd-verse but is never mentioned in any other writer's Dredd strips. Likewise, Dirty Frank and Sensitive Klegg seem to be Rob Williams exclusive characters (to be honest, I think both are joke characters who have worn thin).

I hear you.
Fully agree that Dirty Frank and Sensitive Klegg are a bit over-used, one-note joke characters. Hopefully there's a Dirty Frank revelation coming up that explains just how he's managed to continue being a Judge for all this time, and not get pensioned off to the cursed earth.

I'm also not really getting the plot: Secret Judge who lives in the walls that Dredd and Hershey already know about, is using invisible Ninja Judges that Dredd and Hershey already know about, to make assassinations that Dredd knows about and is investigating (that Hershey doesn't know about).

Is that right? And if so, why hasn't anyone just arrested Smiley and taken him in for interrogation?
I must be missing something...

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General / Re: Goodbye Carlos
« on: 18 October, 2018, 06:09:38 pm »
'Whatever Happened to the Strontium Dog?'

The beauty of this is that we've already had it, and it was by John and Carlos.
It was fairly recent too, but I can't remember if it was in a prog or a special...

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 18 October, 2018, 05:54:40 pm »
Watched Nuts In May for about the millionth time - so much to love about these character observations.

I do wonder how it would be recieved these days though. Would its depiction of Keith and Candice-Marie's values be deemed offensive?

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 17 October, 2018, 05:48:44 pm »
So i finally gave in and tried an Assassin's Creed game - Odyssey.

About 8 hours in and it's blimming great. Plays very much like The Witcher 3, and the world map is huge.

Can see myself sinking alot of time into this one.

Save yourself Woolly while you still can. This is the first game in a long while that I've become totally addicted to......sleep deprivation is really kicking in now.

Nope, it's already too late.
I'm utterly gripped - are any of the other AC games this good? Might give them a try also off the back of this one...

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