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Pete Wells

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THE 2000AD ADVENT CALENDAR 2010!
« on: 01 December, 2010, 03:19:06 AM »
It's Chriiiiiistmas!

Hooray! I am proud to kick off this year's advent calendar with a little festive Dredd song for y'all! Apologies for the terrible singing and the poopy drawings but you're allowed to do that at Christmas!

You can find the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fowIRnklOH8

And here's a still:



Merry Christmas everyone, thanks for all the great posts this year and I hope your adent calendar entries are all better than mine!

Pete

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Re: THE 2000AD ADVENT CALENDAR 2010!
« Reply #1 on: 01 December, 2010, 03:36:32 AM »
Fantastic, Pete. It's now officially Christmas.
How can anything do better then that.

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Re: THE 2000AD ADVENT CALENDAR 2010!
« Reply #2 on: 01 December, 2010, 06:39:41 AM »
Hurrah! Well done Pete - it's starting to feel a lot like Christmas!

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Re: THE 2000AD ADVENT CALENDAR 2010!
« Reply #3 on: 01 December, 2010, 06:57:30 AM »
Brilliant Mr Wells! Made me laugh like a drain.

Err...now for something completely different. Hope you like my humble offering and best of the season to you all.


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“Jesus Christ,” thinks the soldier, “ But it’s cold. Cold as a witch’s tit.”

As he stares over the long barrel of his rifle to a world of darkness; frozen mud and scabby crusts of snow.
Over the long barrel of his pulse gun to a world of darkness; ochre dust and scabby crusts of carbon dioxide ice.

“Night’s black arch stane”, he mutters to himself, not knowing why.

And pulls his filthy great coat tighter, heedless of lice and stink.
Shifts in his filthy battle armour, heedless of raw skin and blisters.

“I wonder what they’re doing now?” he thinks,

And he remembers a better Christmas by the hearth in his terrace.
A better Christmas, in the sunlight of his orbital.

“Dear God, I miss them so much” and his eyes shine,

As for the thousandth time he rubs his thumb over the creased and dog-eared print.
Over the scuffed and scored plastic plaque.

“Christ no, I do I have to kill another man tonight?”

Dark shapes, bundled up, stumble through the mud.
Half frozen, stumble through the dust.

And fall back, as a flare hisses up to hang in the iron cold.
A blinding star, a guiding light; no killing this night.

“One day this will end and I can go home,” thinks the soldier.

Comfort enough in this joyless place.         

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Re: THE 2000AD ADVENT CALENDAR 2010!
« Reply #4 on: 01 December, 2010, 07:07:23 AM »
Well forgot this was starting today and so this was a glorious surprise! That chin mutation is the work of genius alone, never mind the rest!

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Re: THE 2000AD ADVENT CALENDAR 2010!
« Reply #5 on: 01 December, 2010, 07:43:25 AM »
YIPPEE! It's snowed all night and the advent calender has started, IT'S CHRIIIIIIIISTMAS!

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Re: THE 2000AD ADVENT CALENDAR 2010!
« Reply #6 on: 01 December, 2010, 08:19:21 AM »
PeteWellsyes :D:D

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Re: THE 2000AD ADVENT CALENDAR 2010!
« Reply #7 on: 01 December, 2010, 08:45:51 AM »
very good!  :D

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Re: THE 2000AD ADVENT CALENDAR 2010!
« Reply #8 on: 01 December, 2010, 08:46:29 AM »
Pete, that's great... the line about cock-rot really made me chuckle.

BTW, drawing and singing were absolutely fine - IMO, all part of the beauty of it!

Dounreay, very thought provoking and evocatively written!

Worried about following these tomorrow now...

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Re: THE 2000AD ADVENT CALENDAR 2010!
« Reply #9 on: 01 December, 2010, 09:32:37 AM »
Two fantastic pieces, Christmas time is here again!

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Re: THE 2000AD ADVENT CALENDAR 2010!
« Reply #10 on: 01 December, 2010, 09:48:37 AM »
Arsom!  "There must have been some cock-rot in old Fargo's DNA" had me laughing out loud.  Although I'm a little concerned by the implication that Dredd was cloned from Fargo's sperm - Haploid Christmas!

Dounreay's more of a downer, but a fine piece of writing - thanks!

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Re: THE 2000AD ADVENT CALENDAR 2010!
« Reply #11 on: 01 December, 2010, 10:08:45 AM »
Marvellous stuff! Pete Wells for Christmas Number One!

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Re: THE 2000AD ADVENT CALENDAR 2010!
« Reply #12 on: 01 December, 2010, 10:19:14 AM »
It's started!

This will make the counting down 'til Christmas that much more fun.

Great fun, Pete - as always, made me laugh. And Dounrey, a superb bit of prose poetry there. Well done!

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Re: THE 2000AD ADVENT CALENDAR 2010!
« Reply #13 on: 01 December, 2010, 12:42:09 PM »
Great stuff to start the month off with. Pete and his jolly funny little song and Dounreay with his moving words that bring memories of Christmas's away from home and family.

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Re: THE 2000AD ADVENT CALENDAR 2010!
« Reply #14 on: 01 December, 2010, 12:53:37 PM »
Thanks, Pete - made me warm up with a big smile.  :D
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