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Other Reviews / Re: 2019 Sci-Fi Special: A Tribute to Carlos Ezquerra
« Last post by Magnetica on 16 June, 2019, 07:30:56 pm »
MacNeil for me, but that would apply in just about any circumstance!  I'll lay off reading the script for the time being.

I’ve decided to read the script. That way you can imagine how Carlos would have drawn it. Once someone else does that will be harder to do. A bit like I can no longer read a Harry Potter book without seeing Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.
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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« Last post by Professor Bear on 16 June, 2019, 06:37:26 pm »
When Change UK launched, I had to block an ex-droid who was rt'ing them uncritically, as it was utterly painful to watch someone whose work I had respected be publicly suckered into the back of a clown car with the promise of free sweets.  People are absolutely dumb enough to vote for Bojo, especially once the media falls in line after his coronation.
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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« Last post by JayzusB.Christ on 16 June, 2019, 04:51:18 pm »
I don't think there's much of the bumbler about Johnson. He plays the part of hail-fellow-well-met with complete cynicism, somehow selling himself as a plain speaker puncturing pomposity while simultaneously speaking in meaningless riddles and being consumately pompous himself. He chooses to be shit at every brief, because he doesn't care, it suits him, and he knows it doesn't affect his support one bit.

Truth, loyalty and duty are meaningless sounds to be uttered at will but never embraced, and he is without a single constant principle other than the Divine Right of Boris. He's a walking parody of the ambitious politician.

That there was ever a possibility that this man could hold your highest political office is a stain on your democracy. That any sane person could see themself as represented by him, when all he could ever imagine doing for a constituent is exploiting them.

Where's Rik Mayall when you need him.  :'(

This is what I was trying to say, albeit less eloquently.  I remember hearing that he deliberately ruffles his hair before meeting the press. Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest; it's this cuddly scatterbrained image that has worked very well for him.

The fact that people are buying it amazes me.  What also baffles me is how the UK consistently chooses members of the upper classes to represent working people (and I speak as a half-Brit myself).  A no-deal Brexit will be water off a duck's back for a privileged twat like Mr 'Fuck Business' himself.
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Other Reviews / Re: 2019 Sci-Fi Special: A Tribute to Carlos Ezquerra
« Last post by Frank on 16 June, 2019, 03:59:59 pm »

Anyone questioning the factual accuracy of anything I wrote in my lengthy footnote, rather than talking about the Sci-fi Special, should feel free to contact me by PM.


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Other Reviews / Re: 2019 Sci-Fi Special: A Tribute to Carlos Ezquerra
« Last post by Colin YNWA on 16 June, 2019, 03:48:30 pm »
As Edginton & Brooker had to for Scarlet Traces
Had to? They didn’t have to do anything. They decided to.

That's certainly my understanding. Edington and Matt Brooker took the offer to Tharg and dealt with it all very amicably from what I've read.

Might not be right, but to state anything else as fact appears to be a bit silly and could even be said to be an attempt to stir up "tedious forum-drama"
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Other Reviews / Re: 2019 Sci-Fi Special: A Tribute to Carlos Ezquerra
« Last post by Frank on 16 June, 2019, 02:44:13 pm »
As Edginton & Brooker had to for Scarlet Traces

Had to? They didn’t have to do anything. They decided to.

I'm not going to split hairs or derail the thread with tedious forum-drama. Get to footnote*


* Edginton and D'Israeli took the decision to surrender copyright because they wanted to finish their story. Presumably, they felt they'd exhausted all possibilities of continuing the story as a creator-owned proposition. I can't find the quote, but they said they had a good working relationship with Tharg and trusted him to do right by their creation. If you know Tharg offered to publish new chapters as creator-owned work but Edginton and D'israeli decided they'd rather surrender copyright and take a flat page rate (with royalties on trade collections) instead, I'll be happy to take a look at your working, but as far as I'm aware Tharg agreeing to publish more Scarlet Traces was conditional on the sale of all rights. That's the decision Edginton & D'Israeli made.
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All in excellent condition , hard to come by issues of poster progs
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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« Last post by Dark Jimbo on 16 June, 2019, 02:16:48 pm »
I'll try and find where I saw it mentioned, but we were told ages ago that we'll get the first Absalom story in the second Cabs book.

I would definitely hold fire on reading the current story, sintec, as its the final ever Absalom tale...!
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Prog / Re: Prog 2136 - Last Chance To Shine!
« Last post by Link Prime on 16 June, 2019, 02:04:26 pm »
Someone PM me the identity of Kenneth Niemand ffs.
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