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Re: Threadjacking!
« Reply #7080 on: 15 July, 2020, 01:34:47 PM »
Mega City Book Club is reliably great - and I caught Eamonn's new Sandman pod last night, which he is making with his equally eloquent daughter Jenny.  I'm in a halfway pause in a Sandman re-read at the moment (the often-fatal point where I've run out of trades and have to re-excavate the floppies), so it's right on time for me.  The man is a marvel.

He really is; MCBC is always a joy to listen to.  Didn't know there was a new one out but I'll most certainly listen to it today.  Obviously nothing will ever top the Cradlegrave and Cinnabar episodes, but well, you can't improve on perfection  ;)
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« Reply #7081 on: 15 July, 2020, 01:51:48 PM »
I know a few fellow geeks who started reading it monthly with the 'Brief Lives' arc.

Precisely this in my case.

Although in my defence, I had been cadging reads of most of the earlier issues from friends as they came out in that informal exchange library that was my late teens/early 20s. I can clearly remember having Issue 1 pressed enthusiastically on me, but I was deep into late Moore Swamp Thing and early Delano Hellblazer and couldn't justify the extra spend.

I started buying it at Brief Lives as well. I'd read some previously and enjoyed them, having been handed them by my English teacher. I was the only person in the class who would admit to reading comics and I think he wanted someone to talk about them with!

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« Reply #7082 on: 15 July, 2020, 01:57:44 PM »
My Sandman experience was the opposite.  Read and enjoyed the early arcs but fell away from it and comics in general.  Took me years to getting round to finish it off and now the Absolute Editions hold pride of place.  I know what folks say about the logistics of the tomes but they are beautiful books that highlight the artwork perfectly.  The Shakespeare Midsummer Nights Dream issue is a perfect example and one of my favourites of the series.


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« Reply #7083 on: 15 July, 2020, 02:10:12 PM »
Don’t get me wrong: I’m tempted by the Absolutes. And we now have appropriate shelving. But they are expensive, and I’ll be just as happy with the Deluxe editions. (Omnibus editions, however, I will never understand.)

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« Reply #7084 on: 15 July, 2020, 10:10:52 PM »
I remember reading The High Cost of Living when I was about 16, and seriously fancying the upbeat teenage Goth even though she was only a drawing.  Also wondered what she was doing hanging round with that adolescent gobshite who clearly didn't deserve her.   But it was brilliant.  Just a beautiful little story, even though I had no prior experience and didn't even know who the Sandman was.  Plot, dialogue and artwork working together flawlessly.

Oddly I haven't revisited that world much; and am still fairly ignorant of a lot of Neil Gaiman's stuff.  I really must.  Any recommendations (apart from Eamonn and Jenny's, of course)?
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« Reply #7085 on: 15 July, 2020, 10:24:44 PM »
His (prose) North Mythology book is suitably mad. He's researched and rewritten some of the stories of that mythology. More a collection of short stories, it plays around with logic quite a lot and has inconsistencies (as you might imagine from the remnants of a largely spoken word mythos).

I *think* that's where I learned about the days of the week being mostly Norse in origin, but I might have that backwards. You know: Thursday::Thor's Day kind of thing.
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« Reply #7086 on: 16 July, 2020, 05:03:57 PM »

I know we normally just mention Monkeys in hats, but this made me laugh. I just can't decide which is my favourite - currently it is 'B'

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« Reply #7087 on: 16 July, 2020, 05:22:09 PM »

I know we normally just mention Monkeys in hats, but this made me laugh. I just can't decide which is my favourite - currently it is 'B'

It should be 'F' - a combination of 'B' and 'E' (á la Fink Angel and Ratty).

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« Reply #7088 on: 16 July, 2020, 05:31:29 PM »
Where have all the porn spambots suddenly cropped up from? Seems like every other day i'm reporting half a dozen.

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« Reply #7089 on: 16 July, 2020, 05:37:59 PM »
Hawk, I wish I knew - it seemed to coincide with the reveal of the interactive Dredd experience. I'm fed-up of clicking 'remove' and always worry I'm going to harm an actual boarders post.

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« Reply #7090 on: 16 July, 2020, 07:18:07 PM »
Between the omnipresent spam and the deranged “discussion” on the politics thread, it feels like a bit of a madhouse here.

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« Reply #7091 on: 16 July, 2020, 08:31:39 PM »
I know.  I mean, I get that politics right now has all the intellectual rigour of a nursery playground with only one tricycle but the one thing we've all been able to agree on is how f***** up everything is right now.  Clearly folks are lock-downed out and now channelling their inner Trump.  Looks like it may well be end of the road for the political thread.

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« Reply #7092 on: 16 July, 2020, 09:31:42 PM »
Since no one seems to be able to stay on topic, has anyone tried using the Netflix recommendation button? I'm afraid to since my missus likes to watch teen comedy films and true life crime stories. Since the account is in my name I dread to think what Netflix might dredge up.  ::)

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« Reply #7093 on: 16 July, 2020, 09:40:54 PM »
I know.  I mean, I get that politics right now has all the intellectual rigour of a nursery playground with only one tricycle but the one thing we've all been able to agree on is how f***** up everything is right now.  Clearly folks are lock-downed out and now channelling their inner Trump.  Looks like it may well be end of the road for the political thread.

I hope not. I hate the freaking thread sometimes (right now for example) but it's the one I follow most closely.

Since no one seems to be able to stay on topic, has anyone tried using the Netflix recommendation button? I'm afraid to since my missus likes to watch teen comedy films and true life crime stories. Since the account is in my name I dread to think what Netflix might dredge up.  ::)

If DR and Quinch was a TV series, it would be that.
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« Reply #7094 on: 17 July, 2020, 09:52:48 AM »
Ritz Crackers: now with 70% less saturated fat.

Taste has dropped by a factor of, oh, lets say, 2/3.