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Messages - JayzusB.Christ

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 31 January, 2020, 09:39:39 pm »
Christ, that is terrifying.  I find myself reduced to a position of hoping his shitty junk food diet catches up with him.

Film & TV / Re: HBO Watchmen
« on: 31 January, 2020, 09:31:16 pm »
Watched the last one last week. If I was a teenager, it would be my divorced Mam's new boyfriend - I really didn't want to like it, but we ended up getting on famously.  Though, of course, the source material will always be my real dad.

I really loved how the initial weirdness gradually made more and more sense, in a way that was very reminiscent of, well, Alan Moore (but more Marvelman than Watchmen really).  Case in point: The revelation of where exactly Veidt's home is, and where his staff came from.  Brilliant.  Also quite Moore-ish were the breathtaking identity reveals. You know the two characters I'm talking about.  Up there with the unmasking of Rorschach.

A couple of small quibbles:

1.  The hypnosis thing.  It really, really doesn't work like that.  Wish I could put that strobe thing down to Manhattan spin-off tech, but of course it preceded his arrival by decades.

2.  Veidt.  Jeremy Irons is a great actor and his Veidt was a great character, but it wasn't the Veidt I know.  Moore's Ozymandias was self-sacrificing and above ego.  For all the awful things he did there was a kind of nobility about him and he did it all, at least in his view, for the good of others.  The Irons version was petty and boastful; seemingly in constant need of praise and reverence.  Also his eventual arrest was far too reminiscent of the movie Laurie's ridiculous glowering sulk after learning of his genocidal act, rather than tbe comic version's awestruck moral confusion.

But feck it. HBO took an idea that should have been terrible and made it a success, and I'm impressed.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 31 January, 2020, 07:59:19 pm »
I half wonder whether the only way Trump will leave office is when he dies. He’s already been testing the water of not pissing off after two terms.

It's a worry alright. Acquittal is pretty much a certainty, as, in my view, is re-election.  His next project will involve working out how to stay there.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 31 January, 2020, 03:09:31 pm »
Can't find that link I'm afraid, Jim. I really want to read the article though

Hmm. Sorry about that! The hyperlink on the word "here" at the end of my post seems to be working for me, but here's the full URL:


Oops, sorry - my fault.   . Never spotted the blue 'here' on my phone's little cracked screen.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 31 January, 2020, 12:35:11 pm »
Can't find that link I'm afraid, Jim. I really want to read the article though

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 31 January, 2020, 07:26:36 am »
I almost felt sorry for her till I heard her speech at the end.  Nasty little goblin.  https://www.thepoke.co.uk/2020/01/31/katie-hopkins-tricked-into-accepting-nsfw-fake-award/

General / Re: About the Mega City One Look...
« on: 30 January, 2020, 08:59:38 pm »
I imagine the interior of a Manta looks functional rather than comfortable: something like the interior of a tank. Not that I know what the interior of a tank looks like.

General / Re: Needing help - Judge Death Tattoo
« on: 29 January, 2020, 06:52:24 pm »
Looks cool!  Looking forward to seeing the finished result.  I like tattoos, but only on other people - I've been told I look like the kind of person who has tattoos, so people are usually surprised to hear I don't.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 28 January, 2020, 11:01:51 am »
A really obvious one - re-reading Helter Skelter in JD Case Files 34, the keypad code Dredd gives to Kenzie (p.56) is "...two. six. two. seven. seven" - which is of course the cover date of the very first prog (26/2/77).

Nice!  Not obvious to me at all.  I must have been the only person who quite liked Helter Skelter, and I really hated Garth's earlier Dredd run.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 28 January, 2020, 10:58:32 am »

Seriously? Just feck off!

The BBC seem to have forgotten that the electorate aren't in fucking kindergarten.

General / Re: Slaine artist David Pugh interviewed
« on: 26 January, 2020, 05:43:45 pm »
Great interview; he's had an interesting life.  Odd to hear of Pat Mills doing exactly the kind of thing Pat Mills complains about, but he did apologise I suppose.

Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: 26 January, 2020, 01:53:00 pm »
Fair play.  Hopefully this will spread to other countries. Obviously the orange cretin is too stupid to care but it's a start.

General / Re: Bad Company
« on: 25 January, 2020, 07:15:57 pm »
I remember that interview (from YouTube though, not the original telly one).  Back then, for a very fleeting moment, it was cool to be a young comics creator, and Pete Milligan was milking the rock star thing for all it was worth.  You didn't even call them 'comics' back then: if it wasn't a graphic novel it was a magazine.

Pete was basically Swifty without the dreads, wasn't he?  With a touch of Hap Hazzard thrown in.

EDIT: Bad Company 2002 was quite bad.  Silly script that ruined the ending of the Krool Heart,  and, while I had no idea about the nightmare poor old Brett was going through at the time, it is unfortunately reflected in the artwork.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 25 January, 2020, 07:07:21 pm »

McVitie's Victoria selection. The box had pictures of snowflakes on it.

My portrait was on a box of biscuits?

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 25 January, 2020, 01:48:53 pm »

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