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Help! / Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« on: Today at 03:11:39 am »
Thanks, Frank: looks like an unused cover.

Okay: here's another puzzle - my Megazine 2.43 has a page missing between the end of Mechanismo - Body Count and the status report page for Creep.  What's on the missing page?

(I'm doing an indexing project, and get curious about things that are missing.)

Off Topic / Re: Marriage guidance for collectors of tat
« on: 21 July, 2019, 04:30:55 pm »
It's basically shoes and wool vs. nerd kit in this household.

I only gently push buttons about the overabundance of shoes (or wool) in the full knowledge that I'm going to get that reflected back to me in terms of comics, board games (many unplayed), miniatures (many unpainted) and an unhealthy obsession with spreadsheets (although those are free and don't take up space).

I have a nerd closet (which I often come out of) that contains most of my (urgently necessary) collection.  I have mentioned that if I pop my clogs, any cash value associated with the Cupboard of Nerd might necessitate some message board assistance.  Sorry!

General / Re: When did 2000ad get good again.
« on: 21 July, 2019, 04:22:29 pm »
Der Sternhammer silencer!

Help! / Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« on: 21 July, 2019, 02:57:15 pm »
Hopping onto the Hive Mind bandwagon: is that a Dean Ormston Dredd on the back of Megazine 2.16?

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 19 July, 2019, 08:00:15 pm »

Creative Common / Re: Folklore Thursday: Island
« on: 19 July, 2019, 07:24:25 pm »
That was lovely.

See also: Aspidochelone, which gives us Fastitocalon.

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 19 July, 2019, 07:03:15 pm »
I don't think a few pesky facts should get in the way of a good theory!

See also: flat earth (gaining popularity these days as what were once isolated idiots are connected by the power of the Infobahn), faked moon landings (in which basically every other resident of the planet is in on the conspiracy except for those persecuted few that believe it) and the utterly splendid "right-angled contrails mean we're being drugged by the government" (introduced to me on this very board by a true believer).

It'll be child's play to get this Sump/Trump thing off the ground.  (Honestly, I'd believe it's equally likely to be a coincidence or an actual factual homage based on knowing a bit about what's going on in the New York business community circa the late 70s / early 80s.)

Website and Forum / Re: Justice Department Size
« on: 19 July, 2019, 06:54:46 pm »

Prog / Re: Thrill-Coma 2010
« on: 19 July, 2019, 04:41:43 am »
Top Five Covers of 2014

1900: One of those Dredd covers that has nothing to do with the story, this is amazing work from Greg Staples: perhaps it's Dredd just before he battles Orlok during Block Mania.

1904: This cover by Alex Ronald takes the internal story further than the prog itself: the untold story of Dredd's encounter with an unruly class during his stint as Block Judge.

1869: The return of Ulysses Sweet after a 26 year hiatus (from a two-episode thrill spun off a Future Shock) definitely earns the 2014 WTF award.  The best thing about this frenzied assault on woke-nicity is a wonderfully disturbing cover by Alex Ronald:

1908: Greg Staples gives us another amazing Dredd cover: this time the cover text tries to attach it to the internal story.

1897: Another odd turnip from the refuse pile of history would be the Lawlords from Lawcon, having taken thirteen years to hatch a nefarious plot to invade Earth. Their tactic of shouting the plan at everyone during prime time demonstrated their level of intelligence, but this third cover from Alex Ronald (taking the hat trick) again makes a poor story look great:

General / Re: I made a CGI MEGA CITY, any good ?
« on: 18 July, 2019, 10:22:47 pm »
I often find myself utterly bamboozled with the intent of posts. 

General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 18 July, 2019, 07:22:01 am »
...which was built in 1980, when that strip was published.   :o

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 18 July, 2019, 02:59:05 am »
Labour spend it, the Tories save. 

Or Labour spend it on services, the Tories spend it on ... something offshore, probably.

General / Re: When did 2000ad get good again.
« on: 17 July, 2019, 06:28:16 pm »
Also, I quite liked Kola Kommandos.

And that's why our lists of "bad things" should be ignored in favor of giving everything a go: you might like it.

General / Re: I made a CGI MEGA CITY, any good ?
« on: 17 July, 2019, 06:20:08 pm »
Nice pics, but ... they're pretty massive for the context of this message board (which I think has a width limit of something like 747 pixels) and the ones that aren't showing up are linking directly to a google account, which we could only access if we knew your log-in!

Here's what to do for max effect: save your images as two versions - large (1920*1080) and small (747*420).

Load them both into imgur: the small one can be a thumbnail link to the larger one, like this:

[Check my code by clicking "quote" and then copying it into a text file.]

(And it's Peter O'Toole.)

General / Re: When did 2000ad get good again.
« on: 17 July, 2019, 06:01:32 pm »
Pussyfoot 5, though… Wasn’t that in a floppy a while back? I recall that was OK, although left dangling in that way John Smith had a tendency to do.

Standalone, it probably is fine (and was floppied in Meg 281).  Contextually, as it was a spin-off from the superlative Devlin Waugh sequence of Chasing Herod | Reign of Frogs | Sirius Rising, it suffers for me in comparison.

I'm VERY suspicious of those claiming offence on behalf of others, rather than, oh, I don't know, giving someone belonging to the minority involved the opportunity to speak up on their own behalf.

Conversely, it would be idiotic of me to say that only black people can recognize racism as directed towards black people. 

One does not need to be a member of a persecuted group to recognize the persecution.  What would be the motive behind (or effect of) silencing those who are not members of the persecuted group from indicating the persecution?  Perhaps to further isolate the persecuted group?

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