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Messages - Apestrife

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Lookie here! Ballad of the salty sea in Feb next year! :)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Corto-Maltese-Ballad-Salty-Sea/dp/1684056411/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=corto+maltese&qid=1560084254&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Before that The Early Years now in September. Guessing MU in a year.

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Books & Comics / Re: The Daily ZARJAZ!
« on: 09 June, 2019, 07:50:44 am »
Shucks, thanks for the nice comments you 2K Boarders. xx

Yup, a bit of watercolour, a dash of copic markers a sprinkling of fine-liners and a bit of colour pencil here and there. All mixed up with scratchy-scratchy pen work.

Only 24 more parts to go!!! Whoop-whoop!!

A fine recipe!

I'm very much looking forward to reading them. Again, thank you :)

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 08 June, 2019, 08:00:31 pm »
The green lantern #8 by Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp. Lovely tribute to Green arrow & Green Lantern by O'Neil and Adams, with the two (in green) finding themselves up against an alien drug ring. Fun and well written with fantastic art. My absolute favorite on going comic right now.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 06 June, 2019, 09:44:41 am »
Roky Erickson died on the 31th last month. Fantastic musician. Love his music with 13th floor elevator and solo songs dearly.

Goodbye Sweet Dreams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA6Yiiy14xY

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Books & Comics / Re: The Daily ZARJAZ!
« on: 06 June, 2019, 09:25:19 am »
Thanks for the kind words Sinx, and if any of you squaxx out do not yet have a copy of the latest Zarjaz and Dogbreath, it's not too late to correct that- simply head over to the FQP Webshop and get your copies...

I love these. Thank you for sharing them, and a big thank you to Gail for making them! :)

Btw. The colours used. Watercolours?

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 06 June, 2019, 08:14:27 am »
Doom annoyed the h*ck out of me, with its tiny, tiny subtitles/tutorials and repetitive meplay, though to be fair I only got to about level four or so before the constant stop/start arena fights with a gang of the same three or four enemies got really old.  I recall people raving about this at the time but I just don't get the appeal.

The arena style bugged me quite a bit at first as well, but then I learnt to really like it. Made me think of Quake 3 Arena. I also think it'd be very hard to make DOOM's very agressive gameplay to work properly with fights more spread out on a map. It'd very hard to make the momentum work in combination with exploration.

I only wish they'd put out a couple more enemies outside the arena, as well making the ending a bit more fancy and fun.

Personally, I can't wait for ETERNAL :)

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 06 June, 2019, 07:46:54 am »
Blood. Played alot of Duke 3D and Shadow Warrior when I was young, but never Blood. Wish I did. I really really enjoy it. The weapons you get to use are really different, flare guns, sticks of dynamite, voodoo dolls and so on, and the level design is really good. Finding the last key usually gives you a short cut to the next door, instead of a bunch of back tracking. The main character is really weird and freaky to boot. He starts laughing like a maniac when things are exploding only to say something really creepy the next second, kicking zombie heads when you pass over them. Feels like a FPS directed by John Carpenter. Hard not to recommend!

Loved the first couple of episodes. A bunch of weapons I never dreamed about using in a FPS game. Pitch forks, dynamite, spray cans --you name it. Imaginative levels with really really good design. Never got lost or stuck on one of those typical key card hunts, but then half way through the game that changed... And then it became a game of hunting down key cards and MYST-esque button pressing through out the levels. The imagination which went into the first episodes (moving trains, carnivals and so on) also took a bit by what started to feel like a repeat of temples.

Still some really mind bending level design here and there, but it wasn't the same. But still a classic. It's up there with DUKE3D and Shadow Warrior, and at times even higher up.

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News / Re: Rebellion to publish 'lost' Hugo Platt work!
« on: 26 May, 2019, 07:11:39 am »
Awesome to hear! :)

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 25 May, 2019, 09:27:56 pm »
Hellblade: Senua's sacrifice Amazing game. Never played anything like it.

Yup, loved this too. The performance is fantastic and it was a really unique game that really stuck with me.
I have it, but have not yet felt in the right frame of mind to play it!

I followed the production (the behind the scenes vlogs are outstanding), then read a couple of reviews that made me think I should probably be at peak self before playing it. :)

Been a while since I played it, so I can safely say it's a game which has stayed with me. The pain the main character Senua is in is probably the most affecting one's I've felt in art since Laura Palmer's.

Been playing Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II. Found it for cheap on gog.com. Fond memories of playing the demo as a child. The fuel station level. Quite good. A very speedy 90s fps with some levels which are quite tricky to find your way out of. Also there's lightsabers and force powers. Biggest downer I think is the quite samey levels. Really enjoyed it's ambition with full motion cinemas between levels and constant use of Star wars tunes. Quite okay, but I remember the sequel being a bit better. Especially with the lightsaber action.

Blood. Played alot of Duke 3D and Shadow Warrior when I was young, but never Blood. Wish I did. I really really enjoy it. The weapons you get to use are really different, flare guns, sticks of dynamite, voodoo dolls and so on, and the level design is really good. Finding the last key usually gives you a short cut to the next door, instead of a bunch of back tracking. The main character is really weird and freaky to boot. He starts laughing like a maniac when things are exploding only to say something really creepy the next second, kicking zombie heads when you pass over them. Feels like a FPS directed by John Carpenter. Hard not to recommend! 

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 25 May, 2019, 05:23:33 pm »
True detective season 3. Was alright. Wish it had more family stuff. Would'v made the ending more interesting I think.  Not seen season 2, good?

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 25 May, 2019, 05:16:25 pm »
The new edition of Absolute Authority vol 1. One word, kickass. Also like how it -even if I'd prefered it if it topped off the book- the inclusion of the Requim short. Made me like Jenny Sparks even more than before :)

It's probably my favorite book by Ellis now :)

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Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 06 May, 2019, 08:35:17 pm »
Hellblade: Senua's sacrifice Amazing game. Never played anything like it. Playing as a celt warrior woman with a psychosis fighting through viking hell in order to save her loved one. Constantly bombarded with voices, looking for symbols in the enviroment (which may come off as a bit tedious, but very fitting for her character), making sense of a fractured reality and fighting monsters. Wasn't as scary as I thought nor as epic as I hoped, but at the same time it didn't have to. It was an amazing and interesting experience. One hard to shake off.

Can be mentioned that I played it on my Switch, and it really shines. Only downsides being it taking up 18gb of space (definitely going to buy a micro SD card soon) and being quite noticeably downgraded graphicly in some areas, with the resolution making it look a bit hazy.

A trailer if anyone's interested.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7Ir5icRsZ0

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 May, 2019, 09:20:58 pm »
Superman the movie I think I did things a bit differently than most and watched this one instead of Avengers (which I'll watch in a week or so). Haven't seen in it 20 years. Felt like a really nice little reunion. I'm amazed how well it held up. Only nit pick would be that the movie probably could'v been a bit shorter. Clocking in at 2h30m is a bit excessive.

The movie very elegantly manages to combine lovely romantics (Sup's and Lois date in the sky is magical) heavy moments, good action and camp fun like no other. Also it's intro on Krypton felt interestingly strange and almost a bit eerie, especially with Krypton's destruction.

And the thing I probably liked the most about, Superman makes being a good person feel like the most awesome thing there is. Much like why I love the book Allstar Superman so much.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 28 April, 2019, 07:54:38 pm »
The Long Good Friday Really good gangster movie with a bit to say which still feels relevant 40 or so years later. Bob Hopkins and Helen Mirren are fantastic in it. Impressed with how well it told a fairly big story in just 1,5h hours as well.

A damn near perfect movie, and a personal favourite of mine. Could sing it's praises all day.

I dont know why I wrote "really good". Its fantastic.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 28 April, 2019, 10:48:38 am »
The Long Good Friday Really good gangster movie with a bit to say which still feels relevant 40 or so years later. Bob Hopkins and Helen Mirren are fantastic in it. Impressed with how well it told a fairly big story in just 1,5h hours as well.

Aguirre, the wrath of God Really cool and epic movie about some conquistadors trying to find Eldorado. There's almost a documentary feel to it, especially with Klaus Kinski apperantly not just playing insane, but is (if the documentary My best fiend is to believed). Regardless Kinski is scary good in it. As is the movie.

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