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Colin YNWA

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Re: The 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar COMMENTS Thread 2019!
« Reply #105 on: 18 December, 2019, 06:35:54 AM »
Wow that break down of X-Mas in the Prog is just fantastic Funt Solo, just brilliant. 'Talk Containers' made me snort and thank you for bringing up the never talked about New Zealand issue. Its time it was outed!

Supersurfer why don't we see much of ypu wonderous art anymore.

Well done one and all the Calendar remains a glorious thing.

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Re: The 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar COMMENTS Thread 2019!
« Reply #106 on: 18 December, 2019, 07:19:52 AM »
Brilliant stuff, Splundig vur Ho Ho Ho indeed.

Was the Kevin O'Neill cover related to anything or just general brilliant O'Neill weirdness?

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Re: The 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar COMMENTS Thread 2019!
« Reply #107 on: 18 December, 2019, 08:07:28 AM »
Almost done with the crossword; 10 across took me far longer than it should have - great stuff!

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Re: The 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar COMMENTS Thread 2019!
« Reply #108 on: 18 December, 2019, 11:45:38 AM »
That was lovely stuff, Funt! It's my first day off in a while and it's chucking it down outside, so that was just what I needed for a lie-in.  The New Zealand stuff had me chuckling too.   (By the way, don't forget to change one letter in your crossword and resubmit it, and for everyone doing it, 9 down doesn't start with F!)

Brilliant stuff, Splundig vur Ho Ho Ho indeed.

Was the Kevin O'Neill cover related to anything or just general brilliant O'Neill weirdness?

I think it was the latter.  It was utterly brilliant though; Kev at the height of his powers.

Bolt, looking forward to seeing where this is going; I love a good Advent Calendar serial.
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Re: The 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar COMMENTS Thread 2019!
« Reply #109 on: 18 December, 2019, 02:39:32 PM »
Lovely work Funt. I love a little history with a side if statistics. I can't wait for the final payout of the serial Bolt.

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Re: The 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar COMMENTS Thread 2019!
« Reply #110 on: 18 December, 2019, 07:08:03 PM »
Was the Kevin O'Neill cover related to anything or just general brilliant O'Neill weirdness?

It's prog 398 and not linked to any story inside, unless it's mentioned in the Nerve Centre? I've always just enjoyed it as barmy O'Neill genius.
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Re: The 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar COMMENTS Thread 2019!
« Reply #111 on: 18 December, 2019, 08:00:47 PM »
It's just brilliant, O'Neill in full flow. Not to detract from the great efforts of all on here who are way more talented than me. And there's more to come!

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Re: The 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar COMMENTS Thread 2019!
« Reply #112 on: 19 December, 2019, 06:20:44 PM »
Well done everyone so far. Wish I had your talent!

I haven't forgotten about my entry everyone! I'll upload it when I get home. It actually relates to my entry on the 2017 thread. (I thought it was last year's.. doesn't time fly scary fast.)

 I had an idea for a Strontium Dog strip back then and left it too late and ended up drawing a picture instead. (I checked it out again earlier, and doesn't my Wulf look gaunt! For Wulf anyway.) I intended to do the strip this year, and again left it too late. I did a prose piece instead,* but I think this may work out better.I'm not much of an artist.

I'm not much of a writer, either to be fair, but this was quite fun.

* Or rather the first part. I'll upload that this evening. Second part  should be uploaded on the freeforall day, Christmas Eve.

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Re: The 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar COMMENTS Thread 2019!
« Reply #113 on: 20 December, 2019, 01:17:34 PM »
Really enjoyed your 'Wulf's-eye view' story; the talking heads work for me! And the idea of mutating tachyons blasting backwards through time is genius (Wagner and Grant missed a trick there), as is your brave effort to knit the Dredd / Stront timelines together - never an easy task.  Looking forward to seeing the rest.

Really enjoying the Rogue strip too - the spirit of the Christmas armistice is alive and well. Things are all going to go horribly wrong, aren't they...?

Conrad - now I really want to watch the first Dredd film again.  But ONLY with your commentary.
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Re: The 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar COMMENTS Thread 2019!
« Reply #114 on: 20 December, 2019, 02:29:04 PM »
Every year I'm amazed at the offerings of this board and every year I want add something but there's no way I can come up to this level. Amazing work all!

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Re: The 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar COMMENTS Thread 2019!
« Reply #115 on: 20 December, 2019, 02:38:49 PM »
Really enjoyed your 'Wulf's-eye view' story; the talking heads work for me! And the idea of mutating tachyons blasting backwards through time is genius (Wagner and Grant missed a trick there), as is your brave effort to knit the Dredd / Stront timelines together - never an easy task.  Looking forward to seeing the rest.

Thank JB. That means a lot. I enjoyed it when I wrote it the day before, but on reading it through and editing yesterday, I felt it dragged. Part of that might have been because I was reading a story I'd told myself then read back again, but I think it could use some paring down.

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Re: The 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar COMMENTS Thread 2019!
« Reply #116 on: 20 December, 2019, 04:32:39 PM »
I didn't think it dragged! And I don't normally read the fan stories  (probably should though, I'm most likely missing a few gems).  Although you did confuse a Happy-Stick for a daystick at one point  ;)
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Re: The 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar COMMENTS Thread 2019!
« Reply #117 on: 20 December, 2019, 05:58:16 PM »
Thanks, and ...sneck! I'm not surprised one slipped through as I had to check myself a couple of times.

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Re: The 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar COMMENTS Thread 2019!
« Reply #118 on: 20 December, 2019, 06:13:05 PM »
Not being here much as labouring away at the NHS coal face pre-christmas but just want to say all the entries are fantastic and inspiring. Can't wait to tee up the space spinner commentary club episode.

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Re: The 2000 AD Messageboard Advent Calendar COMMENTS Thread 2019!
« Reply #119 on: 20 December, 2019, 08:39:11 PM »
damn, I have to buy a copy of the DVD now 'cos  I REALLY want to hear that. I had to check, and I'm surprised I don't own a copy - although I do own the double-casette audiobook of the novelisation of the movie - worst Christmas present ever!