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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: Today at 11:47:18 am »
Gary North, a disaster capitalist, unleashes a 'solution' that would obliterate all British manufacturing, any leverage whatsoever that we have in trade deals, doesn't deal with the border in Ireland, etc.

This is the kind of 'solution' presented by someone who doesn't know what the fuck they're talking about – or, more worryingly, does, and basically wants to hurl the UK into the abyss because they have their own personal agenda.

Frankly, there are only three solutions to Brexit:

1. The WA deal is accepted. This will leave the UK in a much diminished position, although it would be feasible to shift red lines (especially on free movement) to gain access to the single market by way of some kind of EEA deal later on. In the meantime, we can look forward to a decade of austerity like we've never experienced in most people's lifetimes.

2. MPs do their damn jobs and kill Brexit, on the basis that it is not for the good of the people. I'm sure plenty of people would whine about democracy, but we are a parliamentary democracy and not a direct democracy. MPs are supposed to look after our best interests. They are not delegates.

3. Throw the question back to the people. Have them vote for the deal or remain, to confirm the direction of the country. This is a cowardly way out, but almost certainly the least-worst option. Commentators (notably on the Leave side) say this would be too dangerous and divisive. Frankly, we're fucked either way. I'd rather be in a country where people are fucking angry that has a working economy than one where people are fucking angry and with a broken economy and perhaps even worse.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 16 November, 2018, 11:31:25 am »
I dunno. If there is a continuation (and I very much hope there is), it'll be a very interesting collection at that point, on the basis that it'll lose some of the heavy hitters (by then, there's no classic Rogue, Strontium Dog, Nikolai Dante, Nemesis and ABC Warriors – and probably little to no Sláine) but could conceivably start running more Dredd again. And you'd still have Kingdom, possibly some Meg series that are ongoing (Lawless, say), classic thrills like VCs, gap plugs (I wouldn't want all of Fr1day, but War Machine and a best-of would be great; see also: Strontium Dogs), Armoured Gideon (yes, I know), Brass Sun, Flesh, Indigo Prime, Necronauts, Zaucer of Zilk, Zenith, Fiends of the Eastern Front, Age of the Wolf, Firekind, Firekind, Firekind, and Firekind. Ahem.

I guess a combination of sales and willingness from Rebellion will be key here, but it'd be a crying shame to stop this series at 80, when there's so much great stuff it could get out into the world (most of which doesn't exist in hardback, and some of which is unlikely to ever be collected in trade form).

Books & Comics / Re: Marshal Law - Comixology sale
« on: 14 November, 2018, 09:47:13 am »
Gah: DC so no DRM-free download.

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 13 November, 2018, 02:45:08 pm »
"not aimed at me as an adult"

Perhaps, but the last one had two adults in this house with 'something in their eyes' afterwards. (Mini-IP's too young for Who.)

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 13 November, 2018, 01:41:55 pm »
Weren't the "grand concepts, the narrative twists, the doctor's ingenious plans, the multiverse-spanning cosmic stuff" the things everyone got sick to death off during Moffat's run? Personally, I still hope the writing from Chibnall will improve, but I very much enjoyed the episodes he didn't write, and thought his were at least serviceable. Give it time, I suppose. The kids seem to be back into it, and although people might gripe about the Pting, remember RTD served up farting Slitheen and deadly… wheelie bins.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 13 November, 2018, 01:38:29 pm »
Ask them via Facebook first, for sure. On the replacement figure, if you've already hit 14 working days, I'd flag this with them right now.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 13 November, 2018, 09:27:24 am »
he had decided Rogue had actually turned into Venus Bluegenes at some point
Given the (problematic) in-universe reason for Venus and her ilk originally existing, you'd think people like that bloke would actually be gung-ho for her. But the notion Rogue Trooper turned into Venus is… I don't even.

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 12 November, 2018, 12:59:18 pm »
Is it really 'another SJW nightmare' for them just because because most of the participants are non-white Muslims and Hindus, and they appear to be ordinary people?
Or that they are there at all. Also: women. There are quite a few of them. The show multiple times per episode passes the Bechdel Test. Clearly, that is not on either. Or something.

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 12 November, 2018, 11:38:32 am »
The end was a proper gut punch. Rare and pretty brave stuff.

As for the series as a whole, it's also rather handy for weeding out fuckwits. Loads of OH MY GOD SJW WHO online right now, and people bleating that it shouldn't be a history lesson. It's almost as if they haven't watched any Doctor Who before, and only have a vague understanding what the show's about. (The nadir was perhaps some "we love the 1980s account" on Twitter bellyaching that Baker was his favourite Doctor and he never did this kind of thing. THE. DALEKS. ARE. NAZIS. This isn't hard!)

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who Series 11 Discussion
« on: 11 November, 2018, 09:37:18 pm »
I thought it was great. Not a dry eye in this house. That ending packed a wallop. And, yes, the two best episodes so far have had other writers. I hope CC gets better, although he only has one more episode in this run anyway.

Film & TV / Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« on: 11 November, 2018, 01:03:57 pm »
I couldn’t even make it through the first episode of Happy!, I thought it was awful.
All subjective, I suppose. I thought the first two episodes were OK, but it really ramped things up as it progressed. The first episode isn't really indicative of where it goes, which ends up being a seriously fucked-up combination of Crank, a police procedural, and Toy Story.

Film & TV / Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« on: 11 November, 2018, 11:26:52 am »
Well, it's not his first TV deal – Happy! is based on one of his books. That said, Happy! seemed to work a lot better when Morrison was less heavily involved. (The initial couple of episodes aren't that great, but it becomes something really special and totally after that point.)

Film & TV / Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« on: 10 November, 2018, 10:29:48 am »
I read All-Star Superman recently. Left me cold. I wonder how familiar you need to be with various Superman tropes to appreciate it? (I know of Superman, and have seen a couple of movies, but read only a handful of Superman comics before. This felt like it made a lot of assumptions of the reader about characters and such-like, and I just found it a bit dull; nice art, mind.)

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 10 November, 2018, 10:27:52 am »
Given that you can still get all of Zenith in hardback, I'm not sure it really needs to be in the UC. But, yeah, the lack of John Smith is a major omission. As I've said before, at the very least a Leatherjack/Firekind combo would have been a great inclusion.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 09 November, 2018, 09:15:48 pm »
I’ve sold off things I have in formats I’m happier with (ABC Warriors), or content with (Robo-Hunter; Rogue). I’m mostly upgrading favourites (Dante; Nemesis; Strontium Dog) or grabbing sets of things I don’t yet own in collected form.

As for Slaine, I could easily skip from Horned God to Invasions. As it is, I’ll likely sell every post-HG book because I already have the large HCs of Invasions anyway.

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