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Messages - Colin YNWA

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Prog / Re: Prog 2310 - High Plains Shifter
« on: 03 December, 2022, 04:23:55 PM »
Fiends feels a bit like it was planned as a one-off for an end-of-year prog but Tharg let it out two weeks too early.

Yep nowt here either  but the postal strikes will play a big part in that I suspect.

Errr quoted the wrong post there. Curse my poor phone based posting skills!

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Prog / Re: Prog 2310 - High Plains Shifter
« on: 03 December, 2022, 03:21:57 PM »
Fiends feels a bit like it was planned as a one-off for an end-of-year prog but Tharg let it out two weeks too early.

Yep nowt here either  but the postal strikes will play a big part in that I suspect.

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General / Re: 2022 Advent comments
« on: 03 December, 2022, 03:20:18 PM »
Yep more wonderful stuff there Trooper McFad. So happy you have taken the Advent Calender by the scruff of the neck.

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General / Re: 2022 Advent comments
« on: 02 December, 2022, 09:38:34 AM »
Yep its another winner!

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General / Re: 2022 Advent comments
« on: 01 December, 2022, 07:59:54 AM »
What a way to start - super star Trooper McFad - thanks for setting this up and giving us such a brilliant opening!

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General / Re: 2022 Advent ????
« on: 29 November, 2022, 07:46:36 AM »
Good work sir. I will try to rustle at least one thing up... to the ideas book...

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General / Re: 2022 -Message board Advent Calendar dates (list)
« on: 29 November, 2022, 07:46:00 AM »
1st - Trooper McFad
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16th - Colin.ynwa
17th - JayzusB.Christ
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25th - EVERYONE!

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Off Topic / Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
« on: 25 November, 2022, 07:34:17 AM »
Oh wow! That came out in my wilderness years so entirely missed it. Jus looking at the things covered based 0n those covers mean that Panelhouse would have been sooo up my alley and I wish there was something like that produced - or that I found it may well have been out there - as I returned to comics. It would have provided such a better focus for me.

find out what you missed right here...
https://www.comicsfanzines.co.uk/s-z/the-panelhouse

This is so cool - I will make some time to read through these. Thanks a million!

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General / Re: Drokk!! - a rival to SpaceSpinner 2000??
« on: 24 November, 2022, 08:06:31 AM »
Nice bit of necro here!

I don't know if folks have been comtinuing listening to Drokk!, and indeed its parent podcast 'Wait What?!?' but I have and its become a firm, infuriating, but fantastic favourite of mine for the last few years.

ANYYWAAAYYYY. I post here to mark the fact that both are coming to an end. Drokk! as Graeme and Geoffry (I think its G not J, its defo not with one 'F' Geofry) have caught up with the Case Files releases and so its hit a natural end - with a little epilogue covering Day of Chaos coming up.

At the same time they have decided 'Wait What?!?' is reaching an end too, at the end of the year as its just too much work and they feel done with it. They seem really sad and guilty (!?!) about this but also know its the right thing to do.

I'm going to really miss it and if anyone did drop off listening to Drokk! it will all still be there and is a wonderful set of freshing and interesting insights into Dredd from beginning up to Total War (essentially). Fresh insight is always so valuable - and sometimes infuriating, but that's part the fun and its well worth dipping back into.

https://waitwhatpodcast.com/

Thanks to Graeme and Geoff for hours of entertain. I'll miss ya!

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Off Topic / Re: Boys Adventure comic blog
« on: 24 November, 2022, 07:31:59 AM »
Oh wow! That came out in my wilderness years so entirely missed it. Jus looking at the things covered based 0n those covers mean that Panelhouse would have been sooo up my alley and I wish there was something like that produced - or that I found it may well have been out there - as I returned to comics. It would have provided such a better focus for me.

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2023
« on: 22 November, 2022, 04:50:38 PM »
The Order's ending...? Ooh, interesting!!

Makes me sad but its great to see the series get to what I hope is a natural conclusion. I await nervously.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2309 - Cold Snap!
« on: 21 November, 2022, 09:24:57 PM »
What a lovely cover... I mean it not exactly lovely is it, but it is great.

Inside there is a mighty lesson. One I need to preface. I enjoy both Dredd and Hershey... well the later has a pretty fine ending, given an ending can be a tantilising teaser to lead you into the next part of the story. Its a great way to do that. Dredd is a little more... standard... I mean its fun and the art is astonishing (as I should note it is in Hershey), but it does feel a little like 'look at all the cleaver things I've been building too' without any of the cleaver things really being rooted in anything I massively care about and so the feel a bit empty, if entertaining. I mean at least Rob Williams resisted having Dredd beaten and broken to within a inch of his life. The whole broken, maddened eye thing makes it look like he really had to rein in the temptation to smash Dredd up again... but since he was a little incidential there was just not need, nor justification...

... my beef however is another things with no real need or justification. Which leads to the lesson. Rob Williams is indulged here with two extra length episodes to wrap up his two stories. At the cost of Hope for a week. And I use the word indulged deliberately. Why... why do this. There is nothing here to make those pages feel earnt, there is no sense that either story was special enough - Hershey certainly gets closest - to make the bonus feel worth it. It feels like an indulgience that strangely makes the endings feel a little dragged and lacklustre, certainly for Dredd, Hershey is stronger, but still feels indulged.

This is emphasised all the more by the lesson Chimpsky dishes out on how to pack so much more into 6 pages to wrap something up. Its just brilliant. Packs so much more in than either Dredd or Hershey. Its thrilling, chilling, full of pathos, while being exciting, character driven and emotional AND has that quite magnificent last page to pull you into the next story, in a single page, crafted by PJ Holden, oozes character, foreboding and makes you beg for more. That page alone is a lesson to the two Rob Williams stories... though to be fair its a lesson to almost all creators, both art and Niemand's script working in perfect unison to craft perfection. Wonderful.

Too be fair cliche though it is Enemy Earth does a great job of showing how to use a 'regular' page count to achieve a lot. A fantastic, less frantic episode, the elements of which are well rehearsed maybe, but done very well here. Fantastic episode.

So yeah a Prog of two good ending I honestly did enjoy, even as they were indulged. But whipped into shape by the stupendous Chimpsky which was just monstrously good. Enemy Earth has its best episode so no complaints overall, shame Hope was lost as it added a lovely balance to the line up. Hey how if you've going to have a problem when a comics this good you're doing okay!

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Prog / Re: Prog 2309 - Cold Snap!
« on: 21 November, 2022, 10:39:53 AM »
That Simon Frasers a bit good isn't he!

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Announcements / Re: Animated Absalom!
« on: 18 November, 2022, 07:34:39 PM »
Yeah not too shabby. Wonder if our own Happy Grennie and Tiernen Trevallion (or Dom Reardon as I guess he's Absalom's co-creator) have had any input / thoughts on this?

Quote from: Absalom cartoon credits
Written by Gordon Rennie
Character Design and Pre-production by Tiernen Trevallion

Whoops well I managed to miss that. That's cool!

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News / Re: The Great Dante Readthrough Podcast
« on: 18 November, 2022, 01:07:42 PM »
Just finished Episode 22 and its another belter. Nice to have Simon feeling a lot more positive and yeah there's a lot going on. Really do need to get back up to speed and up to date. I reckon weekend house work will catch me up!

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