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Messages - JayzusB.Christ

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 05 August, 2020, 12:58:49 PM »
 :lol:

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General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Crime Lords (Villains)
« on: 29 July, 2020, 04:15:50 PM »
Stickleback and Bestardi for me.

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General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Mirror Images and Evil Twins (Villains)
« on: 29 July, 2020, 04:14:54 PM »
Rico

Obmoz

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General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Criminals (Heroes)
« on: 29 July, 2020, 01:10:16 PM »
DiGriz and Rex, please.

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General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Police and Agents (Heroes)
« on: 29 July, 2020, 01:09:33 PM »
Armitage and Absalom, but only because I haven't read Brink yet. I know I should.

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General / Re: 'In those days, there were giants.'
« on: 29 July, 2020, 01:08:38 PM »
 
Thanks, guys, but I've nailed it! The actual quote is 'And there were giants in the earth in those days.' It's the end of Slaine: The Spoils of Annwn - presumably a double reference to both the zodiac creatures sculpted out of the earth and to Slaine himself.   


I was going to suggest an earlier, black and white series of Sláine if you hadn't come up with the goods.

It's one of the few black and white Sláines that I think could have been improved by colour, but it was spectacular all the same.  I loved how the gigantic, mindblowing scenes and concepts were coupled with small, mundane ones (gardeners maintaining the landscape, for example, and a task involving mucking out a minotaur's stall).

It marked a nice bit of character development for Sláine too - the pig-ignorant, thuggish barbarian became an enlightened, smarter and more spiritual king-in-waiting (but still, thankfully, a hard-drinking, violent savage).

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General / Re: 'In those days, there were giants.'
« on: 29 July, 2020, 09:21:45 AM »
Thanks, guys, but I've nailed it! The actual quote is 'And there were giants in the earth in those days.' It's the end of Slaine: The Spoils of Annwn - presumably a double reference to both the zodiac creatures sculpted out of the earth and to Slaine himself.   

The Genesis quote is sometimes 'giants' and sometimes 'the Nephilim', and I would imagine it contributes to the early references in Slaine to Titans becoming extinct.

Maryanddavid - I remember the story well! For all the priest-ridden education we got here in the 80s, there were some good legends involved too.  Particularly when i began to notice all the Slaine overlaps.

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General / 'In those days, there were giants.'
« on: 28 July, 2020, 01:59:11 PM »
I've just remembered this quote - a questionably-translated line from the Book of Genesis - from the prog.  I could have sworn it was the last page of The Horned God, but it seems my memory has failed me. 
Anyone remember where it was from? Just to put my mind at rest.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 28 July, 2020, 09:33:24 AM »
A conspiracy that the Pentagon is covering up the NON-existence of aliens. Strange times indeed.

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General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Killers (Heroes)
« on: 28 July, 2020, 09:31:31 AM »
Harry, definitely.

Which makes me have to choose between the Downlode lads... So it's going to have to be the less attractive Irishman with a penchant for booze and questionable clothing.  I somehow relate more. 

So, Sinister and Harry.

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General / Re: Behind the Scenes
« on: 24 July, 2020, 12:54:19 PM »
Well I miss ‘em. I demand a Peep Show style strip where we see what the person is saying and what they are really thinking in good, old fashioned thought balloons. Perhaps after Brexit, they’ll come back.

Although we're not supposed to say anything nice about Warren Ellis, he and D'israeli did a book called SVK a few years back, which stood for Special Viewing Kit and came with a little UV torch. The characters thoughts were printed in UV-fluorescent ink, so they were invisible unless you used the torch. You could read the whole thing using only the visible text, and then read it again with the torch and it significantly changed the way the story read.

Wow; I'm liking the sound of that. What has Warren Ellis done wrong anyway?  Genuine question.

EDIT - Ah. I see.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2191 - Let's Boogie!
« on: 24 July, 2020, 12:50:11 PM »
I'm letting you off with a caution this time, citizen. If it happens again, you'll do time.

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General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Mega City On Mass murders (Villains)
« on: 24 July, 2020, 12:08:30 PM »
I still maintain that 'pizen' is pronounced 'pie-zen', not matter what Tharg says.  Mainly because that's exactly how they'd pronounce 'poison' in the town I come from.  (And as we all know, the Cursed Earth accent is based entirely on that of small-town midlands Ireland).

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General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Strontium Dogs (Heroes)
« on: 24 July, 2020, 12:04:08 PM »
And Alpha should've stayed dead: not come back and become a mutie supremacist.


I believe we're in a minority, but I totally agree. I thought his death scene was one of 2000ad's best moments ever, and wish it hadn't been reversed.

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General / Re: UNDT Round 1 - Strontium Dog (Villains)
« on: 24 July, 2020, 10:03:29 AM »
Max Bubba was a good villain, but the design!  :-\  I just never understood how the plastic wrap face could work.

I think Max is an amazing design - the bubblegum head is absolutely inspired. I think the idea is meant to be that it's a caul and that he does have a face underneath it. Maybe he can roll it up so he can eat - or maybe he has another mouth elsewhere.

Totally agree on Max's design. I do distinctly remember Tharg saying that it's a loose film of skin covering his head (responding to a reader's letter with the inspired title 'Mad Max: The Film').  But yeah, it kind of begs the question as to how he eats, breathes etc.

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