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Messages - Leigh S

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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: Today at 01:58:00 PM »
Indeed, what is the plan? Why does every country go along with it?  If there are no more deaths, why are there ACTUALLY 1,000s more deaths? How do you argue with idiots who have been made to feel like they finally know something you don't?

Apparantly she (and her mum) had decided "the virus is all planned" because they'd become aware of a Youtube video called PLANdemic, which they had not even watched, but they had figured out the gist from the name.  How do you even fight this?

TBH, this is the most enraging thing about the whole 'conspiracy' angle… it makes literally no sense. It's both insane and idiotic. There's no part of any of the 'conspiracy' stuff that stands up to a moment's rational scrutiny, and yet somehow there's no reasoning with these people.

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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: Today at 01:54:19 PM »
PLANDEMIC
BREXIT
REMOANER

All the left really need is a great portmanteau to sell their message and we are off..

Socialism? - Glow-cialism, girlfriend!



An actual conversation I walked in on in my dad's house:

Niece (17): It's not real.  They said everyone would know someone who died, but (clearly disappointed) I don't know a single person who's died of it.
Dad (72): I know two people who died from it.
Niece: well, there have been some deaths, but they would have happened anyway.
Dad: They died from pneumonia, they wouldn't have caught that if they hadn't got the virus first.
Niece: SEE?  They didn't die from it, they died with it.  The numbers don't add up, Granda, there's no more people dying than there normally would be.
Me: If the government is lying about the virus, then why is it giving out low death numbers?  Shouldn't they be giving out higher death numbers to back up their lies?
Niece: It's all planned.  It's a plandemic.

Apparantly she (and her mum) had decided "the virus is all planned" because they'd become aware of a Youtube video called PLANdemic, which they had not even watched, but they had figured out the gist from the name.  How do you even fight this?

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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: Today at 01:07:52 PM »
Yeah, GFD (acronym!) got so much shit talk over the years, but no one else ever made Rogue work (except where sticking fairly closely to his template) - we won't get into the Acronym for Michael Fleischer....

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 16 September, 2020, 07:43:57 PM »
well, it has shifted or it hasn't.  You could argue that the incoherent, vague dodging of the 2017 election reaped much better results than the much more specific (some would say complex, but it was only complex for thickoes) 2019 Brexit stance that I understand Corbyn was sceptical of (being the massive Brexiteer that he was, natch), but was foisted on him by his then Brexit secretary - at least THAT guy is no longer around to cause any more problems...

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Prog / Re: Prog 2199 - Death Becomes Him!
« on: 16 September, 2020, 06:12:44 PM »
Next Prog; Dredd punches Climate Change to death.

I think we will get something like  an epilogue because in next week's jump-on-prog we are getting a story by Rob Williams, Arthur Wyatt and Book Cook "Carry the Nine" dealing with the consequences with the events off "End of Days"

Really? Because that's just what a jumping-on prog needs - a strip referencing the last 16 weeks of story

Should be interesting.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 16 September, 2020, 06:09:53 PM »
The only difference being that this position (held by Starmer under Corbyn) is no longer a sign that you are unfit to lead the Party.


They’re holding Johnson’s feet to the fire. Johnson promised X, and so no deliver. They’re throwing all his shit back at him. Besides, it’s not like this is a shift from Labour’s position under Corbyn.

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Megazine / Re: Meg 424 - Thirty Megnificent Years
« on: 16 September, 2020, 03:59:17 PM »
Yeah - looks that way! Same transposed pages i the physical as well, sadly - still it has been a while snce the grand tradition was upheld - it's pretty rare for 40 years of comics.... there was the whole episode of Firekind, a few speech bubbles on wrong pages - a Durham Red and a Rogue....?

Do pages 12-13* make more sense if reversed?

*Going by digital edition numbering which calls the cover page 1

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Other Reviews / Re: The Battle of Britain Special - BATTLE PICTURE WEEKLY
« on: 15 September, 2020, 07:33:53 PM »
(they missed a trick not having Shako in that bear story...)

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Other Reviews / Re: The Battle of Britain Special - BATTLE PICTURE WEEKLY
« on: 15 September, 2020, 07:32:14 PM »
2000AD runniing a WOKE tale!?  :o

Say it aint so from the comic that gave us the Crisis Amnesty International Special....

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Megazine / Re: Meg 424 - Thirty Megnificent Years
« on: 15 September, 2020, 06:37:29 PM »
Didn't realise the Dredd was more than just a one off - this has made me extremely happy -  Can't imagine how daunting following Colin MacNeil must have been for Dan Cornwell, but  good job well done!

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Megazine / Re: Meg 424 - Thirty Megnificent Years
« on: 15 September, 2020, 02:53:02 PM »
Hachette has clearly taken over responsibility for the cover print!

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Prog / Re: Prog 2199 - Death Becomes Him!
« on: 14 September, 2020, 09:31:44 PM »
Moffat has a lot to answer for...

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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 14 September, 2020, 08:04:33 PM »
Given how long it's taken to get done, maybe the "Finally" Solution is appropriate....

And even with taking this long, how bloody random is the wrap up (Alpha's death notwithstanding)?

The Mutant majority Countries arent just going to stand by? This really doesnt go anywhere or add anything as far as I can tell.  The Doghouse blows up conveniently above the villains, McNulty conveniently blows up the other villain, for a 28(?) part story, the loose ends are more snipped than tied.  But as you get across well, the handling of Alpha's actual death, or at least the manner in which we flashback over his life, is very well handled.... Just a shame that (once again) they had no clear plan - see original Hit Era Rogue Trooper before it and the current Friday Rogue Trooper reboot for more of the same.  I love me some Steve MacManus, but his claim that at the time he didn't really see the damage in killing off Alpha as his eyes were focused on how comics were supposedly growing up over in Crisis and (putting some words into his mouth here admittedly) this was just some kids thing from a redundant era... gah!


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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 10 September, 2020, 08:03:14 PM »
-Best Art
Carlos or Jesus?  Carlos or Jesus?  Don't make me choose..... in the end Carlos was bigger than Jesus, but just looking at Starlord in isolation.... don't make me choose....... gah! Carlos of course, those colour spreads are peak Stront, so peak thrill power.... If Redondo had been given some colour it could well have gone the other way, mind.

-Best Writing
John Wagner on Strontium Dog.  There are one or two mis-steps in early Strontium Dog - the genocide of the Jox making Alpha out to be a right sap (and some Gronk cruelty too) - but otherwise, it is incredible how well formed the strip is from page 1.

-Best Blueprint
What else could it be but Strontium Dog?   I have doubts I'd still be hanging around the comic if it wasnt for Strontium Dog

-MVP
Alan Hebden - for good or ill, the burden to fill pages seems to have fallen on Hebden, and I can forgive a Holocaust when he delivers a Mind Wars - baby steps towards a slightly older audience, perhaps, but it feels like he has run with Gosnell's original vision of the comic more than most

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Prog / Re: Prog 2198 - Lock & Lode!
« on: 09 September, 2020, 07:55:35 PM »
Hmm, I think you might be onto something there!  For me, I havent come round to "the wild ride" hypothesis of Dredd Epic enjoyment here, mainly because I think Dredd epics worth their salt have more to them, either in the set up and/or the execution in terms of shifting narrative, setting and tone

If Ichabod doesn't give Dredd a magic horse as a gift for being such a good host (both meanings),  I'm going to be disappointed. "Whene'er yer most in need of succour, she'll come git ya, through fire or ice or time itsel. Reckon you've earned that much,  Sheriff".

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