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Messages - Greg M.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: Today at 02:04:51 pm »
We're not too far away from Pip-Boys, are we?

I look forward to freezing time with VATS mode.

News / Re: Game News - Judge Dredd: Crime Files
« on: 17 November, 2019, 10:44:08 am »
Finally completed the third plot line. Easily the best of the three, in terms of the variety of foes faced (once you know what's going on, you start predicting who you'll run into next - and they indeed turn up, including some continuity deep cuts, and a remarkably up-to-date one.) I gather some of the art on this is Boo Cook.

Prog / Re: Prog 2158 Fear the Reaper
« on: 16 November, 2019, 03:24:32 pm »
I unfortunately now have the Blue Osyter C*** song stuck in my head thanks to that strapline  :(

Don't fear 'Don't Fear the Reaper'.

News / Re: Game News - Judge Dredd: Crime Files
« on: 16 November, 2019, 10:20:55 am »
I do wish they'd got someone to proofread the text in this game - it's riddled with typos. When a rogue med-droid threatens you with 'ambutation', the effect is somewhat lost.

Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 15 November, 2019, 05:30:11 pm »
Walter was a smarmy little creep. Anyone who resembles an adolescent Rees-Mogg deserves all the bullying they get.

Film & TV / Re: Your Movies of the Decade
« on: 14 November, 2019, 08:45:40 pm »
Holy Motors

Balls!   I'm going to go through the full charts and do a proper list.

I just watched the accordion scene again. "Trois, douze, merde!" I should have pretended it was released in a different year just to stick it into the list proper.

Film & TV / Re: Your Movies of the Decade
« on: 14 November, 2019, 08:01:04 pm »
2010: Black Death
2011: Trollhunter
2012: The Act of Killing
2013: A Field in England
2014: The Rover
2015: The Wolfpack
2016: High-Rise
2017: It
2018: Arcadia
2019: Stan and Ollie

Bubbling under: 20,000 Days on Earth, Holy Motors, Berberian Sound Studio, What We Do in the Shadows, The Look of Silence, Mad Max: Fury Road

General / Re: How do you read yours?
« on: 14 November, 2019, 06:51:20 pm »
Tharg's intro bucked the trend this week, with TMO urging readers not to vote Tory.

The Johnson humanoid may never have picked his top three thrills, but has the Corbynlet? And were they Red Seas, Durham Red, and, of course, Antisemitic Wars?

Film & TV / Re: Your Movies of the Decade
« on: 13 November, 2019, 08:14:31 pm »
I liked Captain America: Civil War, but I couldn't say I loved it. If anything, I might go High-Rise, 'cos it was quite stylish. (It's arguably a 2015 film, but 2016 in UK.)

Film & TV / Re: Your Movies of the Decade
« on: 13 November, 2019, 08:07:40 pm »
2014 ... (a very good year, this one – hard to choose!)

Whilst the films I'm into are wildly different from the choices so far, it's interesting to note that 2014 also ranks extremely highly in my own half-cobbled-together list - though 2012 seems to have been the real standout for me. I'm struggling with 2016 though.

Prog / Re: Prog 2157 - Red Army!
« on: 10 November, 2019, 06:40:28 pm »
I think I'd probably enjoy Deadworld a lot more if it looked like that! (Not intended as a dis against the supremely-talented Mr. Kendall's art - just that the cover has the sort of old-school, rough-and-tumble, boys-adventure-comic vibe that appeals to me.)

General / Re: Judge Dredd retires? Dies of old age?
« on: 07 November, 2019, 09:54:43 pm »
Then why was he so fucking grumpy?

He wasn't very good at it.

General / Re: Judge Dredd retires? Dies of old age?
« on: 07 November, 2019, 09:34:48 pm »
I bet Judge Dredd had one off the wrist in the shuttle back from Luna-1, before being sworn back in as a judge of MC-1.

Oh, and several in the bath.

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 05 November, 2019, 12:35:04 pm »
A real turn off for all but the most die-hard of wealthy fools.

Guilty as charged on the counts of foolishness and die-hardism, but not the wealth.

I'll be buying the first issue of all the titles in the new X line, to see how they work out. HoxPox has proved... interesting. It must be the first time there's been a cohesive, line-wide approach since the Morrison era, and whilst I'm no special fan of Hickman, and am unconvinced by his characterisation, I'm cautiously willing to give it all a chance. Whether I'll like where it's going, I don't know, but I am at least convinced it's going somewhere, which is a novelty for the franchise.

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 04 November, 2019, 06:37:49 am »
I felt as if I was being immersed into a world that was much larger than that which I was reading and left a stranger looking in.

The X-Men have just undergone a massive relaunch and change to their status quo, at the hands of Jonathan Hickman and his House of X / Powers of X comics, so it's not surprising you're a little at sea. The X-Men have united with their mutant / pro-mutant foes, live on the island-nation of Krakoa (whose sovereignty is vouchsafed by the supply of powerful mutant medicines to human nations who play ball) and are all now functionally immortal, their personalities recorded on Cerebro, and their bodies reconstructed by a combination of mutant powers. As for Pyro - he died of the Legacy Virus in 2001. Recently, another pyrokinetic mutant took the name, but is notable only as being Iceman's boyfriend (and student! Duty of care, Bobby?)

As for Marauders itself - it was ok. Duggan's all right at character moments and writing inventive fights, but not so strong on bigger picture stuff.

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