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General / Re: Munce is here
« on: 19 March, 2019, 06:07:47 pm »
.... I'm amazed that anyone would actually mistake them for real meat.

Yet millions of McDonalds customers every day ...

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 16 March, 2019, 05:00:19 pm »
....  It's a great way to spin out an argument, but it's a shit way to make sense.

Is that where Theresa May learnt it from?

Film & TV / Re: Leaving Neverland
« on: 13 March, 2019, 09:37:24 pm »
I only managed 45 mins of this. Dependability of the subject and accusers not withstanding it just wasn't how I would like to have spent 90 mins of my life.

Not wanting to return to the razorblade era, I'll have to forego the 'pleasure'.  Was Jackson 'guilty'?  Hard to tell.  Are those who lay claims against him fabricating?  Possibly.  Enough to discard complaints?  Fuck no.

Off Topic / Re: Squaxx Telling Jokes
« on: 13 March, 2019, 09:31:01 pm »
What do you get when you cross Harrison Ford with a Dwarf?

Han So-Low.

Sorry, sizest jokes are not allowed ...

Books & Comics / Re: New and upcoming partworks
« on: 12 March, 2019, 06:07:56 pm »
The X-men one has been running for a while now.  Local Smiths have had most of the issues to date.  No sign of the A/P series.  Then again Dark Horse do seem to be upping their game so considering the dogs breakfast that Hachette seem to be making of the Tooth series ...

Books & Comics / Re: Musing About Signed Comics
« on: 11 March, 2019, 07:51:16 pm »

If anyone knows a Judge Anderson fan called Rupert...

Bear with me a moment ...

Prog / Re: Prog 2122 - Your Planet Needs Thrills!
« on: 09 March, 2019, 09:01:12 pm »
Okay so here we go, if you want to have any respect you might mysteriously have for me left stop reading now... see I thought Dredd was a bit disappointing... anyone still reading.... anyone ... BUT... here we go, 16.666% bugged me and that was page 2.

I get what you are saying, but at the same time, consider the author.  Consider what Dredd stands for, where he has stood.  I'm not sure that it is completely inconsistent.  Dredd is not willing to stand for anyone who won't respect the 'rigid application of the law'.  I would suggest that Logan was right "it was most instructive".

More importantly, consider that closing scene.  How does Wagner consider the characters he created?  Dredd / Harvey?  Wagner is a master at commentary on current events, albeit incredibly subtly.  What is he really saying?

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 09 March, 2019, 06:21:30 am »
I really like the Apes movies but can never remember which one is which or what order they go in ...

... and of course there is also the TV series to add to the confusion.  Short lived, very much a product of its time, but still some nice moments.

Film & TV / Re: Leaving Neverland
« on: 07 March, 2019, 08:07:32 pm »
tbh I found the story of the parents more interesting than that of the kids (now adults) themselves.
I spent the whole time wondering 'how the fuck could you let that happen?' but it was pretty obvious that the parents were 'shock and awe' bombed at the beginning and then gradually managed out.

That's the thing though.  Nonce's are pretty convincing and highly adept at lulling responsible adults into a sense of false security.  If anything that is where the additional tragedy lies.  Parents believe they are acting in the best interests of their children and taking advantage of a fantastic opportunity.  Then they find out years later what the damage was.  So the child is scarred for life and spends years trying to undo the damage whilst the parent is gutted by what they perceive as their failure.

There are two groups that I would seriously like to see burn in hell.  The fuckers that think that it is a good idea to use children for their own sexual gratification and those who 'enable' them by turning a blind eye, protecting them and denigrating the victims.  Not sure which deserve the fires more.

Regrettably that is one of the strips that Dan Dare Corporation are sitting on.  Someone from this parish was putting together an article for a retro game mag that they nixed for some bizarre reason.  Some classic games of the time and some outstanding artwork, as you say.  Would make for an interesting piece of work mixed in with articles about the original games as well.

Classifieds / Re: Toxic 1-31 The Absolute Edition
« on: 03 March, 2019, 08:26:19 am »
Those Dredd volumes are stunning.  Someone has gone to an incredible amount of time and effort to get those done properly.  Maybe this is my solution to Rebellion's refusal to do a proper hardback edition of the rest of the MovieWorld Dredd strips ....

Prog / Re: Prog 2121 - One Man's Stand
« on: 02 March, 2019, 09:54:49 pm »
Mine is about a cm shorter than usual. Is this the same for everyone?

TBH, I seriously thought that it had shrunk in the post but it does not stack up well compared to other progs of late.

That said, perhaps this week's Droid Life / Skip 'tracer' could explain the difference?  Salt, pepper, prog's a lot shorter ...

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 02 March, 2019, 11:45:25 am »
I spent a large chunk of my childhood and teens hopelessly addicted to crap Spectrum 48k games.  I'm in no position to judge the computer habits of young people.

You know, I can take most offensive remarks.  I can stomach the most outrageously inflammatory statements.  I can even handle a picture of Boris Johnson for about five seconds ....

But NOBODY disses the Spec!

Books & Comics / Re: Musing About Signed Comics
« on: 28 February, 2019, 05:50:52 pm »
It's an interesting subject. When I first started going to conventions I wasn't really thinking about getting stuff signed but soon learned that that was the way to get a few moments of chat with a beloved creator and the opportunity to tell them how much I love their work.

Aye, talking to Mike Collins while he was singing one of his Slaine Covers made for an interesting few minutes.  He leafed through the prog and reminisced fondly about his experience on the strip at the time.  I know I'm in the minority on this but I actually preferred his work at the time to that of Fabry and Bisley and I mentioned my preference to his surprise.

The guy in front of me for John Higgins was having a Rorschach sketch done.  That was a conversation worth the price of admission to Lawgiver alone along with watching the piece come to life at the same time.  Like McFad says, it is something amazing to see.

Books & Comics / Re: Musing About Signed Comics
« on: 28 February, 2019, 01:31:33 pm »
I know what you mean.  I did have to resist the urge not to bow down in front of McMahon and Gibson chanting "I'm not worthy!"  That said, it's not often creators get out west which does make it difficult to get to events.

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