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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 15 October, 2021, 10:00:22 AM »
I dunno man, they have been a memorable treat from any visit to London, Liverpool or Glasgow in the past decade.
I will take your word for it Senor Pops - wouldn't be like a Northern Irishman to take a contrary position unfounded.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 15 October, 2021, 09:52:35 AM »
Check put the Hachette site, Link, loads of the books are currently back in stock.

Would you believe I was doing that just recently Jimbo, but unfortunately they are no longer delivering to Ireland.

I think I'll check with the lads in Big Bang Comics if they could place a back-issue order on my behalf.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 15 October, 2021, 09:46:04 AM »
I must agree with Indigo - 'The Red Seas' really was excellent. Ian Edginton is a most accomplished scribe.

It's a series I quite enjoyed (going as far as to purchase a page from Steve 'Owl), but never re-read after the initial Prog run, and I will admit it is already beginning to fade from my mind.
I've missed the boat on some of the UC cherry picks now alas.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 15 October, 2021, 09:39:10 AM »
What happened to our resident GREGG's specialist? I have a question.

Another question - has Brexit finally and definitively ruined the chance of some Gregg's branches opening in ROI?

< Samuel L Jackson voice / waving handgun wildly around the room > You stupid muthafuckas

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 15 October, 2021, 09:34:24 AM »
While waiting on Metroid Dread to arrive in the post I downloaded Doom (2016) on my PS5 partially on a curious whim / partially because it was only a coupla quid.
Metroid Dread is bloody brilliant. I'm sneaking every spare minute I can find.

Good to hear.
I really liked what Mercury Steam produced with Samus Returns a few years back, so would expect no less from them.

(thinking of returning to the forum gently)

Rise of the Tomb Raider. Mostly great, but man she does a lot of killing rather than tomb raiding. Currently caught in an annoying bottle neck were she has to swim below ice and pick off bad guys.

Welcome back Richmond.

I quite enjoyed the reboot Tomb Raider Trilogy, and Rise is probably the best of the bunch.
If you don't have it already, I would recommend the Baba Yaga DLC - a bonkers little side quest that can be optioned during the main story-line.

Best not to think about the amount of people Lara (or affable Nathan Drake for that matter) have killed throughout their careers - suffice to say Dark Judge membership could feasibly be on offer.

Welcome to the board / Re: PHIL...
« on: 14 October, 2021, 10:18:08 AM »
do colin dream of electric sheep

They dream of contests comparing the best electric sheep.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 14 October, 2021, 10:14:30 AM »
While waiting on Metroid Dread to arrive in the post I downloaded Doom (2016) on my PS5 partially on a curious whim / partially because it was only a coupla quid.

I WAS BLOWN AWAY. A truly unexpected 10/10 experience.
Guess I should have paid attention to those reviews after all.

I will admit that I never really took to the early Doom games, I think Doom 64 was the only one I really gave the old college try, probably because the N64 cartridge cost about €100 in today's money and as a teenager I was too broke at the time to squander the purchase.

This re-imagining by Bethesda / id Software is just about everything I look for in a First-person shooter, and takes some of the best elements from games such as Halo and Metroid Prime.
I had a frantic and fun few hours every night after work this past week, and completed the main campaign last night. The game length was perfectly judged by the way, each of the 13 levels taking about an hour each.
It's definitely one to go back to for mopping up weapon mods / collectibles etc. I may even go for the Platinum, as it doesn't seem too hard a task.

A quick perusal of Amazon this morning has the 2020 sequel Doom Eternal going dirt cheap too - so that's lined up for November, right after the aforementioned Metroid Dread.

Film & TV / Re: Steven S.DeKnight vs CB Cebulski
« on: 13 October, 2021, 01:44:17 PM »
Anybody using the name Grover who isn't a furry blue monster is guilty of muppet-ural appropriation.

The gentrification of Sesame Street. How did it come to this?

Film & TV / Re: Steven S.DeKnight vs CB Cebulski
« on: 13 October, 2021, 01:41:10 PM »
The crux of the matter is this; Cebulski used the pseudonym around 15 - 20 years ago when it's likely no-one gave a flying fuck.

We can assume his rise to EIC at Marvel had everything to do with the fact he was good at the job and a personable fellow, and little to do with the fact he wrote some Kitty Pryde comics that eleven people read in 2005.
If there was an issue with the Akira (I can't believe I'm typing this) Yoshida pseudonym, it was probably handled internally by Marvel HR / Management.

My opinion on this specific topic (and not all topics of perceived inequality I feel I must add, for obviousness sake) - informed, and unapologetically dismissive, is as valid as anyone's - including Steven S. DeKnight's
My ethnicity and background is completely irrelevant - as is Steven S. DeKnight's. Unless it's about which one of us you agree with.

As for the topic in hand - I'm a nobody, a Niemand if you will (sorry, just a sprinkle of much needed levity) shooting the shit on a bespoke comic forum on a quiet day in the office. My opinion matters as much as the brand of cholesterol reducing oat milk you're about to pour into your coffee.
DeKnight is a well regarded Hollywood writer / producer calling for his current boss to be dismissed via social media admonishment. Bit of a tosser if you ask me.

Film & TV / Re: Steven S.DeKnight vs CB Cebulski
« on: 13 October, 2021, 12:14:43 PM »
As demonstrated by some posts on this very thread, fictional writing is achievable for anyone - regardless of their skill set.

If you like the idea of going the pseudonym route, be mindful that some may take issue with the following:

Steelgrave - American
Grover - Punjabi
Skuter - Fictional
Ripley - English
Hamilton - Irish / Scottish
Powell - Welsh
Niemand - German / Scottish

Prog / Re: Prog 2253 - Empire state of emergency!
« on: 13 October, 2021, 09:49:06 AM »
Not sure if it has been a regular thing before or not, but I noticed that the Comic Hub app connected to my LCS doesn't have 2000AD listed for this week either.
Any ROI readers still getting the Prog via newsstand (i.e. Easons)? Just wondering if they are similarly affected.

Film & TV / Re: Steven S.DeKnight vs CB Cebulski
« on: 13 October, 2021, 09:43:54 AM »
I met Cebulski a few years back at a convention in Dublin - real nice guy.
Whole topic is a bit of a joke IMO, but I can only take those that seem genuinely upset about it at face value, and bemusedly nod at them.
Whatever your take, its difficult to disagree that yer man DeKnight just comes across as a sanctimonious ass*

2021 ain't over folks - we'll have Cavan Scott demanding that Matt Smith step down for 'Green-face' yet.

*I will always love him for that Spartacus series though.

General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 08 October, 2021, 12:31:08 AM »
Feel overcome with embarrassment that I posted some dumb gag about you dying a few weeks ago, oblivious to the fact you almost did in real life.
Real sorry to hear that happened, and happy to hear you survived.
You or a friend shoulda posted the Gofundme link here.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 07 October, 2021, 05:19:25 PM »
There's one page in the LOB edition of Knightfall that is garbled. I have tried on multiple occasions to get Eaglemoss to fix it but no luck. About five copies have been sent my way and all the same.

Hopefully not the page where Bane breaks Brucies back.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 04 October, 2021, 02:10:07 PM »
the link demanded personal info

Just give 'em Boris Johnson's DOB.

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