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Prog / Re: Prog 2158 Fear the Reaper
« on: 16 November, 2019, 04:41:26 pm »
I'm just glad Old Stoney Face can carry a spare Lawmaster tyre on his shoulder...

Off Topic / Re: yoincks! followed closely by bah!
« on: 16 November, 2019, 04:39:11 pm »
get a scrapheap bike and chain it up at the far end, 15 min walk becomes a 5 min hurl....

Prog / Re: Prog 2158 Fear the Reaper
« on: 16 November, 2019, 03:30:40 pm »
I dont, I just switch the radio off as soon as I hear that intro  :P

Prog / Re: Prog 2156 - Gangster's Paradise.
« on: 16 November, 2019, 03:29:12 pm »
Alex in the centrespread of prog 2073?

The J. Geils Band sung about that didn't they?

Prog / Re: Prog 2158 Fear the Reaper
« on: 16 November, 2019, 03:23:07 pm »
I unfortunately now have the Blue Osyter C*** song stuck in my head thanks to that strapline  :(

Prog / Re: Prog 2158 Fear the Reaper
« on: 16 November, 2019, 03:21:26 pm »
Nope, not got it... since moving to Annual Sub, it has been pretty woeful, including one Meg that just didnt turn up - I'm taking that as a good sign the push to get more subscribers was successful, but sort it out Tharg!   

On the subject of the subscriber offer, anyone had their freebies yet?

If you sign into the shop you should have the 50% off offer in your codes section.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 16 November, 2019, 01:47:12 pm »
Tobermory Tatties, with a free gift?   :o

Prog / Prog 2158 Fear the Reaper
« on: 16 November, 2019, 01:44:02 pm »

What, no-one else got it?

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 16 November, 2019, 01:41:07 pm »

Garth Ennis is writing a new comic - and it's not the kind of Garth Ennis comic where anyone gets anything up their arse, so everyone can relax and enjoy the storytelling!

And that's all there is to enjoy. No subtext*, no themes, no continuity wrangling or character development. This is a linear tale of a mass murderer who decides to murder someone and murders a series of people in an attempt to discover the identity of the person he's decided to murder.

The premise is simple**, but the pleasure here is the same satisfaction as admiring the formal perfection of Ikea furniture*** As a girly man who's never used a rocket launcher or punched anyone in the throat, I've no way of knowing whether Ennis is researching all this or making shit up then taking the rest of the day off to watch Columbo repeats, but he writes Rampage Procedural very well.

The technical glossary and sardonic narrative voice have their own poetry and aesthetic appeal, even if Ennis is probably borrowing them from another author I've never read. Which makes me think I'd probably have enjoyed his Dredd much more if I hadn't read the TB Grover stories that inspired him. I don't like the art, but this is worth overcoming my general dissatisfaction with monthly comics.

* I mean, it's there if you're desperate for it, in the implicit comparison drawn between the way organised criminals conceal their ill-gotten gains by buying apartment blocks nobody will ever occupy in Manhattan and the way the global super-rich do exactly the same, but you have to stand on a chair and get on your tip-toes to reach for that one.

** So simple I'm sure it's probably been done before: someone, or, I assume, an organisation using The Punisher's M.O in their own activities, meaning the targets of their violence assume Frank Castle was responsible and focus their revenge efforts on him instead of their real attacker(s).

*** The one in the store, not the wobbly monstrosity you sweat and puff over at home, which never quite embodies the clean lines and modernity of the demonstration model that made you buy it, convincing you think the treacherous Swedes have proper versions they put in stores, constructed by master craftsmen, and boggy Airfix kits they actually sell to punters.

oh, saw that but never realised it was Ennis, will pick that up on my next sweep by FP, this week only picked up Trees which is extremely lightweight for the £ = page count.

Nice story and art but better to tradewait  these i think.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 16 November, 2019, 01:32:49 pm »
Eye-tank-ewe! :lol:

Prog / Re: Prog 2157 - Red Army!
« on: 16 November, 2019, 01:30:25 pm »
Why is it that I can suspend belief about zombies in the 1600's but just can do the same for gunpowder propeller space ships? Not to mention sneaking a horde of Zombies aboard it.

This is Pat we're talking about -  he has many faults, but his research is never one of them. While the zombies never existed, the rocket may have got as far as a working prototype: https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2018/02/06/englands-17th-century-attempt-to-reach-the-moon/

I think its all the accrued pedantic science in my head that stops that for bursting thro the 'I want to believe' sphere.

Off Topic / Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
« on: 16 November, 2019, 01:16:27 pm »

Icing - I'm presently having enormous fun operating a three ton digger. Bliss!

At last...you have achieved class consciousness and are now tearing society down!  ;)

Heh. Resurfacing the car park, anyway!

There's just something about operating things like this that I find deeply satisfying. Man and machine in perfect... oops...

"Get away from there ditch!"

Prog / Re: Prog 2157 - Red Army!
« on: 14 November, 2019, 04:40:56 pm »
Why is it that I can suspend belief about zombies in the 1600's but just can do the same for gunpowder propeller space ships? Not to mention sneaking a horde of Zombies aboard it.

Sorry to see this Dredd end, I hope that the BiG W expands on some of the loose ends left dangling.

Brink felt like one of those episodes of TWD that while it doesn't move the plot line any further forward, it does give a bit if insight into characters actions and motivation.

Prog / Re: Prog 2157 - Red Army!
« on: 14 November, 2019, 04:31:00 pm »
I loved Dredd. I feel sorry for my favourite chapter though -- the little note-taking robot. He deserved his own 50-episode series.

...50 episode series...

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 13 November, 2019, 02:57:49 pm »
That Richard fucks! This whole fucking thing... I did not watch my buddies die face down in the mud so that this fucking strumpet...

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