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Messages - Colin YNWA

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I'll talk more about what would have happened with a tie in a bit.

What would the world's biggest Sinister Dexter fan have done in the event of a tie? That's a tough one...

Oh its not just Sinister Dexter, its Brink and Kingdom and Lawless and... oh damnit I've spoiled the surprise haven't I!

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At one stage this looked like an easy Mills victory.

It definately did. It was only Tuesday I started to check the count again as I figured it was only going one way at the end of last week. But I noticed a creeping return and thought I'd better do a quick count so that Thursday morning (today) didn't get too nerve racking. Very glad I did as that lead to the spreadsheet last night and the fair result this morning.

I'll talk more about what would have happened with a tie in a bit.

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I am glad it is a draw both worthy winners

Sorry the voided vote gave us a clear winner - I was just building up the dramatic effect!

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VOTING AND TOURNEY CLOSED - Please feel free to comment and discuss but votes won't count.

There has been so much love for both writers. Much deserved and not only each vote (well many votes), but the vote over all has been on a real knife edge. In the end however, despite seeming to be behind by a margin too significent to overhaul at one point, the winner of this vote and THE ULTIMATE NOT WAGNER and writer to lift the Godpleton Cup is

DAN ABNETT

[Tinselexplosioneffect] BOOM! [\Tinselexplosioneffect]

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VOTING AND TOURNEY CLOSED - Please feel free to comment and discuss but votes won't count.

This is what this has all been for the GODPLETON CUP



(seriously do a Google search and for some reason this appears so I went with it?!?)

And the final has been wonderfully dramatic, I mean just the counting process at Base Camp YNWA this morning has taken 40 minutes and countless checks and recounts. I ended up checking vote on a spreadsheet. Its been so close.

At the start it was literally going vote for vote with both on the same count. But then one writer started to creep ahead and a strong middle section meant they openned a lead of as many as 5 votes at its maximum.

It seemed over... but... the other writer started to creep back, they slowly cut the lead and by the start of the last 24 hours they had cut the led to 2... and then kept coming back. Votes came in for both writers, but that gap evaporated and at the end of voting it was a tie!

Seriously a draw.

But it wasn't over. As that spreadsheet was there for a reason and just as I thought I was going to have to make the casting vote for the first time one final check (well actually it wasn't cos I had to go again after it but it was meant to be a final check) revealed someone had accidently (I assume) voted twice, a few days apart and I'd missed it.

And so on a VAR (vaguely anxious ref) review has a clean result...

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VOTING CLOSED - Please feel free to comment and discuss but votes won't count.

Well I can not tell you the drama there has been in Base Camp YNWA this morning - but that's for another thread. Here its been pretty straightforward. Though much, much deserved love has been shown to Ian Edginton (and I'll say this now he'd have got my vote) for his astonishing world building and long form epics there has been little doubt that this vote was going to go to a wizard whose work burnt strong and bright for Tharg before quickly (relatively) burning out in a Swamp (a wonderful Swamp I will add). And yes the third place play off goes to

ALAN MOORE

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Well that shows the strenght of 2000ad under Rebellion, assuming my call for the top two is correct and it matches mine this is an astonishing list. So, so good.

I didn't find a slot for Strontium Dog in my top 10, nor even my top 20 (though that might be a mistake) and yet there it is at number 4 and you can't argue that, its such a strong strip.

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Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 01 July, 2020, 10:07:32 PM »
Another Image Humble Bundle: https://www.humblebundle.com/books/image-comics-showcase-books

Seriously that is indecently good value. If you don't own Stray Bullets you only have to pay $12 to get ten volumes of what is one of my top ten all time comics (I've just bought them all physically even though I own them all digitally its blooming wonderful) and there so, so SO much more besides!

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General / Re: The Megazine Rebellion Years Top 10 Series - Tournament
« on: 01 July, 2020, 04:00:19 PM »
Ahhhhh, then I stand corrected and obviously apologise. Z

You missed half the fun. The random draw did mean some top drew writers didn't make it through to later rounds you would otherwise of expected them to.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2188: Chronoclysm!
« on: 01 July, 2020, 01:18:16 PM »
A prog! I actually have a prog! After 13 weeks of lockdown downloads I've been to Smiths and I finally have a real, paper copy of 2000 AD here in front of me!

Excited.

That's very cool. Hope you enjoy - have you been getting digitally in the meantime or have they been backing up on order?

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Off Topic / Re: Instocktrades.com — anyone used them?
« on: 01 July, 2020, 01:16:41 PM »
If anyone’s interested in this, I made a quick video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-_RgUjoOus

The order took seven days from placement to it showing up at my door via FedEx. The box was full of packaging around the books on every side. The volumes I ordered are in mint condition.

I wouldn’t typically order from them, on the basis that the massive discounts are offset by hefty shipping. But in this case, Black Science was looking like going OOP again, and the prices including shipping were still way less than Amazon. (Hive/Speedyhen would have been a bit cheaper overall, but neither have any stock at the moment.)

Those Black Science volumes look lovely - absolutely fantastic. I might check these out as they do give some healthy discounts from a quick search and its very possible that could off set postage.

Thanks for sharing.

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General / Re: FINAL - Dan Abnett or Pat Mills - For the Godpleton Cup
« on: 01 July, 2020, 11:42:00 AM »
Just done a count and WOW it is close.

Very close.

So if you haven't voted do so now you may well make a very significent difference!

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General / Re: The Megazine Rebellion Years Top 10 Series - Tournament
« on: 01 July, 2020, 10:12:48 AM »
...and tough choice not to sling Angelic on there.

Yeah that was the last one to be cut from my list!

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General / Re: The Megazine Rebellion Years Top 10 Series - Tournament
« on: 01 July, 2020, 08:22:36 AM »
Well unlike the 2000ad one where I dallied and I'm to go straight in for this one and regret my haste later!

1   Lawless
2   Insurrection
3   Numbercruncher
4   Ordinary
5   The Dark Judges - (Dominion/Torture Garden)
6   Devlin Waugh
7   Demon Nic
8   Judge Anderson
9   The Returners
10   Cursed Earth Koburn

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I'll copy my comment on the 6-10 slots from the other thread here to keep them in context.

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Cool two of the thrills I voted for placed already. Given the competition I'm chuffed both Cradlegrave and Brass Sun made the top ten.

Interesting to see Button Man there. I do think the fourth one is great - that is the only one from the Rebellion years right? - and it might get to my overall top ten but not Rebellion Years for me.

Caballistics Inc made my top 20 and I know how loved Jaegir is. Its going to be fascinatating to see the rest.

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