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News / Re: Defoe to return in 2019
« on: 21 September, 2018, 09:43:54 pm »
Moore has also contributed to Futurequake.

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 21 September, 2018, 08:52:59 pm »
I don't know how true it is but I've heard that as the blood drive during the second world war was so successful there was a proposal that all the blood would be of more use alleviating food shortages than used for medical purposes (but it could all be an urban myth).

Prog / Re: Prog 2099 - Unleash Hell!
« on: 21 September, 2018, 06:49:05 pm »
OTOH Linus' punishment seems perfectly apt to me, and is in line with a long history of Dredd making stupid sentencing decisions, choosing poetic justice over a swift bullet to the head, and thus leaving Owen Krysler, P. J. Maybe, R. L. Booth and countless others free to menace him again.

What should Dredd have done re: Owen Krysler or Bad Bob Booth?  Had they specifically committed any crimes they could be sentenced for (well, Booth had, but through no fault of his own his punishment had encountered technical difficulties).  Following the law, Dredd should perhaps have brought Owen back to MC1, but that would likely have just let him bring disaster to the mega-city in a longer, drawn-out way.  Re: Booth, Dredd didn't have the time or resources to carry out a more effective sentence.

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 21 September, 2018, 06:43:53 pm »

Now that pudding is on the table, as it were, I feel the need to mention the total awesomeness that is black pudding - one of my favourite things. However, I'm not entirely sure our American cousins would believe me if I described it.

So I won't.

They'll know what a Black Pudding is (note the capitalisation) - it's a monster from D&D:

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 21 September, 2018, 12:15:16 am »
Scone (skon) can rhyme with bon (as in bon appetit): this is how it was said in my house.  I consider this the non-posh "correct" version.

Scone (skone) can rhyme with bone: posh version.

Scone (skoon) can rhyme with boon: this is just for Scone Palace and the village of Scone (in Scotland).

The Internet, of course, has a pie chart:

By the way, that's pie rhyming with eye.  Unless you're from Dundee, in which case it's pie rhyming with ray.

Right, now that's sorted - almost 50/50 split, with the proper pronunciation just about winning, do you bake them with fruit or with cheese?

Next up: is a Jaffa Cake a biscuit?

Depends if you're having to pay tax on it.  Do you get Jaffa Cakes in 'merica?  If not, were there any in the care package?

General / Re: The definitive copyright thread
« on: 20 September, 2018, 11:41:45 pm »
This would also apply retrospectively to all of the Eagle content that the Dan Dare Corporation apparently bought by accident (I'd love to read more info on what happened there...)

As long as we get that Bloodfang collection at some point!

* - The Comic Relief Comic is a copyright nightmare, a miracle it ever got published in the first place to be honest.  Its not immediately clear who owns the story itself, but you'd not be able to reprint it without  licensing agreements with probably dozens of different rights-holders.  Don't hold your breath on ever seeing that one again.
Once I dig my copy out I might list which IP appears in it!  Having not glanced at it in twenty-something years, all I can remember is the chin-off between JD and Bruce Forsyth...

Hope that's cleared something up for someone, anyway

Ta - it all helps!

Megazine / Re: Meg 400 - 400th Issue!
« on: 19 September, 2018, 09:18:02 pm »
I liked the Judge Dredd story, which is a really silly comedy one from Wagner and Flint. It has some great lines of dialogue and some crazy antics, which I enjoyed. As a massive continuity pedant, this story contradicts what we know of the royal family from Armitage, and I prefer Dave Stone's take on that, but as I liked this one so much I didn't mind. And it gives us the opportunity to devise theories of how to reconcile these two different histories with each other.

Let me know how/if you fit King Clarkie and Vera Duckworth in there as well!

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 19 September, 2018, 08:35:22 pm »
On a completely unrelated topic, I remember enjoying the early Rogue Trooper series (up to where Space Spinner is right now) much more than Conrad or Fox seem to.  I really enjoyed the art: Cam Kennedy's hoppers are my favorite, the tech (giant tanks and Nort glider troops) and the weird idea of a world at war consumed by chem clouds.  This may be the hazy rose-tinted spectacles of a youth long gone, and today I might not dig it so much, but my memories of the series are generally positive.

(Now, Horst, on the other hand...)

Yes to both of those, loved them at the time and love them now, right up to where Conrad and Fox have read up to (and published, because they've probably read up to the egg virus thing).  I liked the next bit, right up to when the re-chipped GIs hit Horst.  I even liked the bit after Horst, with art by Steve Dillon, and Hit One.  It was after that when it was clear there wasn't any real plan for the Hits that original Rogue lost his lustre.  I've not read any of the Hits since Hunted gave the TG a motive for being a traitor (which ties in to the hits).

Suggestions / Re: Let's bring Ian Gibson back in the from the cold.
« on: 19 September, 2018, 08:27:03 pm »
Yes, also noticed that he said he'd written Book IV, plotted Book V and there was something about Book VI too.  I'd love to know when he did all that...

« on: 19 September, 2018, 08:24:47 pm »
http://fairsparkbooks.co.uk/…/megatomic-battle-rabbit-issue… … …
Something weird with that link, let's hope this works?


Prog / Re: Prog 2099 - Unleash Hell!
« on: 19 September, 2018, 08:13:57 pm »
I suppose if we had a FAQ somewhere, this should be in it.

It's almost as if we need some "forum rules". Oh wait...


So spoilers should be used on comics less than one month old...

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 19 September, 2018, 02:30:35 pm »
When I wert lad, we had breakfast at home, lunch at school (during the dinner break, served by dinner ladies, who weren’t posh), tea at home, and any other food we ate was a snack.

Brunch, high tea and supper were mythical meals provided to posh people.

When I were a lad we had one meal a week, and count meself lucky :)

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 19 September, 2018, 02:29:51 pm »
Ten posts explaining our geographical confusion about what to call our evening meal.  :lol:
Ah the joys of living in the British Isles.
I'm looking forward to the episode about how we pronounce the word Scone.


Nobody tell the 'mericans how to pronounce it - I want to hear what they call it untainted by our opinions!

Prog / Re: Prog 2099 - Unleash Hell!
« on: 18 September, 2018, 11:31:48 pm »
A highlight this week is an above-par Future Shock, with an evil idea by a new writer and some fabulous art by Adam Brown, whose name I recognise but I can't remember what he's done before. I'd like to see more from both of these droids.

He's mainly been seen as a colouring droid, often in tandem with Glenn Fabry, though it was really great to see some of his solo work at Lawgiver earlier this year, and even better to see his work in the prog on a story.

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 18 September, 2018, 11:18:43 pm »
Do you still have plans for Collections?  It seems quite a while since Ant Wars!  My vote is for Comic Rock, Nemesis Book I, Nemesis Book II, Nemesis Book III, Nemesis Book IV: The Gothic Empire (not that you've got to the end of that yet).  Do you detect a theme?

By the way - people in the UK who eat lunch in the middle of the day will eat dinner in the evening.  People who eat dinner in the middle of the day eat tea (as well as drinking tea) in the evening.  Everybody has supper.

I've got tons of PLANS for collections, sadly those plans have had difficulties once they come into contact with all the other factors in my life :( I'm hoping to get to some soon.

Er, yes - my prog slog blog has been on pause for a year or two now - things should be a bit more settled now, so I'll get back in to it.  Soon.

As for Nemesis, right now my plan is to eventually collect it according to the Complete Nemesis the Warlock editions, so it'll qualify once we finish the Gothic Empire story. Sorry for the delay with the collections, they're a fair amount of work!

No worries, I managed to wait however-long-it-was between Deathbringer and Hammer of Warlocks Final Conflict.

Is tea a different evening meal than supper? I must say I usually imagine it being consumed in the morning or mid-day, not at night. That's a terrifying new wrinkle!

There's High Tea - that's a meal you'd have in posh hotels involving sandwiches and scones (plus actual drinks of tea).  I've moved around the country a bit, so my vocabulary might be a bit of a confusing mix of Southern, Midlands and Northern.  If I was eating all through the day my meal-times would consist of the following:
  • breakfast
  • brunch
  • lunch or dinner (at mid-day - the northern term for the mid-day meal rubbed off on me a bit)
  • afternoon break
  • dinner (even though I'll sometimes call lunch dinner)
  • supper (just before bed)
Hmm, I'm missing out the mystical power of Seven, as taught to us by Deadlock and Uncle Pat.  Must slot in another meal somewhere.  Midnight feast, maybe?

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