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General / Re: a final thought.
« on: 27 October, 2001, 06:58:26 am »
>So I am leaving this board for good.

What, just like the two or three other times you've made this promise before, you plonker?

Suggestions / Re: authors for 2000ad novels
« on: 28 October, 2001, 02:31:37 am »
A couple of 2000AD writers have already written (non-2000AD) novels.

General / Re: Re: Re: Weak arguments milo and mrcomicus
« on: 26 October, 2001, 02:33:32 pm »
>scojo wishing he had never come back!

Then why don't you make good on your promise of yesterday and leave again?

I notice you've turned up at the 2000AD newsgroup now as well.  Strangely, no-one there seems to like you very much either after your first few posts.

How many people does it take to tell you that you're an arrogant, clueless, deluded idiot before you get the message?

« on: 26 October, 2001, 05:31:24 am »
Just read your script opening.

My god, man, just how *clueless* are you?

I don't think the modern-day New York prologue scene is at all necessary or any good, but the simply stunning thing about it is that, at this present moment in time, you think that anyone will seriously want to spend any more time reading a script for an escapist science fiction action movie that opens (pointlessly) with New York being nuked off the face of the earth.

I ask you again, just how clueless are you?  I mean, I thought I had the measure of your idiocy, but this takes your delusions about the worth of your abilities to a whole different level...

And didn't you say you were leaving about 12 hours and thirty increasingly grammar-free posts ago?

General / Re: I can prove it is a comic writers conspiracy!
« on: 25 October, 2001, 03:46:03 pm »

You really are a clueless plonker, aren't you?  

Everyone currently doing anything creative has had their non-successes and stinkers.  If you vetoed 2000AD writers or artists on the basis of having at least one non-successful/cancelled strip then no-one - no-one at all -would be working for the comic.  Certainly not John Wagner, Alan Grant or Pat Mills, who have all also had their fair share of stinkers.

But let's live on Planet Scojo for a moment, and apply your idiot logic to world outside of comics:

(Remember, folks, to play this game, you have to think of one flop someone has produced, and then claim that they should then never be allowed to work again.)

Steven Spielberg.  1941?  Always?  Empire of the Rising Sun?  Why does this talentless flop-merchant still have a career?

George Lucas.  Howard the Duck.  Labyrinth.  Need I go on?

Ridley Scott.  Legend.  White Squall.  Bladerunner.  (Major major flop, remember.)  As some idiot once said, "It proves that once you are in the club you are set up for life."

So why don't you get to the real point you're trying to make, scojo, which is blatantly this:

"Bah, why don't they hire me instead of these people.  'Cos I've written four screenplays and I'm really talented, despite all the evidence to the contrary which I keep foolishly posting here."

But I think you may be right, scojo.  I think there probably is a conspiracy at 2000AD.  A conpiriracy to thankfully keep clueless plonkers from working on the comic.

General / Re: Re: My Dredd screenplay
« on: 25 October, 2001, 06:10:22 am »
Don't forget the vital plot point revolving around the details of random cell division.  That'll have 'em glued to their cinema seats.

I'd agree about getting away from the whole cloning/DNA thing.  After all, the Stallone movie revolved heavily around clones and cloning, and we all know how that worked out, right?

General / Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Dredd The Movie
« on: 24 October, 2001, 09:13:21 pm »
>I believe I can write a screenplay as good (or nearly >as good!) as John Wagner.

>Hand on heart I do.

>A screenplay is a different beast to a comic script >you must understand.

Having been paid to write both kinds of scripts, I do indeed understand this.  But hey, I'm always glad to pick up an few tips from another writer.

>John is a comic writer. I am a screenwriter.

I've been reading John's comics work for more than 25 years now.  That's how he makes his living, and that's how I know he's a comics writer.

I don't know what it is you do for a living, scojo, but I'll tell you that when you really do make your living as a writer or anything similar, there's nothing you get sick of quicker than people telling you, "oh, I'm a bit of a writer too.  Yes, I've written four screenplays/got an unpublished novel in a box under my bed/write poetry for the local parish newsletter."

Simply put: the world is full of people who say they're writers of some sort or another, but the only proof is in getting your work accepted, commissioned, published, filmed or whatever.  When that happens, you're a writer; until then, you're just someone who's written a bunch of unseen screenplays and LA is full of waiters and barmen who can make the same claim.

>If Rebellion agree to read my screenplay I would >write one. If it is no good I will accept that.

Being a screenwriter, you'd probably already know that they're unlikely to look at any unsolicited scripts for a project already now in development, if only to legally protect themselves further down the line.  The best way to pitch for the gig nmight be to get your agent (real screenwriters have agents, right?) to make a formal pitch-approach to the production company rather than Rebellion.

General / Re: Re: Re: Dredd The Movie
« on: 24 October, 2001, 07:55:58 pm »
> I would love to write a Dredd screenplay.

>hand on heart, I would write a treatment if Rebellion >were interested.
>Email me.

>I have written four screenplays thus far, got the >writing software, know the format.

Blimey, well why didn't you say so earlier!  There's no justice if you don't get the gig.  Incidentally, I have seen a couple of football matches on TV and I've got the right software (ie. Champ Manager on my PC) and yet those fools at the FA turned down my application for the England job.

But wait, didn't the mighty scohjo say this earlier on today:  "If John Wagner hasn't written the original screenplay, regardless of rewrites by other writers, the film will not work."

So, basically, the only people who could write the Dredd movie are you or John Wagner?

Maybe he doesn't have the right software, though... would leave you the only one left in the running!

General / Re: Re: Re: Re: The Problem with Judge Dredd 2 and 3 movies
« on: 24 October, 2001, 07:41:08 pm »
Matt, I was with you right up until you dropped this clunker: "Look at Hardware. Low budget, excellent film"

General / Re: Re: Re: The Problem with Judge Dredd 2 and 3 movies
« on: 24 October, 2001, 04:56:58 am »
>scojo writing his own Dredd screenplay

Oh boy...

News / Re: Re: Re: Dredd Movies - the official line
« on: 24 October, 2001, 01:54:20 am »
:Who does the editorial team want to play Dredd?

Judgin by the stellar line-up of the production company's other movies to date, it'll probably be Jan Michael Vincent ;>

Other Reviews / Re: Prog 1263
« on: 11 October, 2001, 05:42:59 pm »
: Couldn't agree more, the artwork in this prog is OUTSTANDING.

Are you sure? Take a look at Anderson and Tor Cyan.

Arthur Ranson is up to his lazy old lightbox tricks again, and Colin Wilson seems to have phoned in some of those pages in Tor Cyan.

But, yes, the rest was pretty good, and Siku's stuff has improved immeasurably.

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