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Creative Common / quick (possibly daft) submissions question.
« on: 12 September, 2011, 03:01:24 PM »
I sent a future Shock script through a few months ago. Now it's actually my third submission and I know from experience that Tharg can sometimes take a while to get back to you. I'm find with this cos I know 2000AD like most publishers get a huge volume of submissions.

But then I know someone else who submitted about a month after me and who got a rejection within a couple of weeks! At first I took heart from this, thinking maybe mine had made it through to a second slush pile, but the longer it goes on the more I just get paranoid that 2000AD never received it in the first place.

Anyway, the question is, does anyone know if its possible to find out if a submission's been received? Like I say, I don't have a problem waiting, I'd just like to know they got it  :)

General / Re: Guilty Pleasures...
« on: 12 September, 2011, 11:40:17 AM »
Strictly Come Dancing!

Never watched it, never had any intention of watching it, but thenI started seeing someone and she loved it so I figured I'd just tolerate it...got hooked very quickly. Still seeing the same woman but suspect even if I wasn't I'd still be watching!

Creative Common / Re: General Non-Comics Writing Discussion
« on: 12 September, 2011, 11:35:39 AM »
That's a really good blog post, and probably something most people wanting to be writers should read. I think even the most realistic of aspiring writers probably don't have a clue just how long the process might take before they get any small measure of success, and how many rejections they'll get along the way. (sure as hell I didn't) and of course that rejections don't stop just because you've been published a few times! 

Welcome to the board / Re: Starkers signs in.
« on: 12 September, 2011, 10:24:33 AM »

Film & TV / Re: Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited (10th Sept)
« on: 11 September, 2011, 10:28:20 PM »
I really liked it. Few plot holes but overall very good, Karen and Arthur did really well with this.

Welcome to the board / Re: Starkers signs in.
« on: 11 September, 2011, 10:03:23 PM »
I think I should stress that my nickname comes from my surname and not my usual attire  :P

Welcome to the board / Re: Starkers signs in.
« on: 08 September, 2011, 03:56:02 PM »
Thanks guys...

Film & TV / Re: Trailer for 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'
« on: 08 September, 2011, 03:55:09 PM »
Yeah the 'apes are stupid' bit was hilarious.

Film & TV / Re: Trailer for 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'
« on: 08 September, 2011, 03:01:14 PM »
No, for grud's sakes no, mr tips, please dont make that mistake! there has been much written online about that, and yes it's true- as far as the rough events of the film are concerned the trailer does cover most everything.

But for once, for once, it's the STORY that matters- this isnt a blockbuster in the transformers mode, where things just need to be ticked off before the final battle. With Rise, the trailer doesnt even begin to tell the whole story- it's the best apes film since the original and the more i see it, the more i  think its probably better than that. Dont let a misreading of the trailer's content put you off seeing it.


All true. Currently this is the second best film of the year for me (currently seen 21 at the cinema) A great example of how to reboot a franchise intelligently and reverently as well. So many nods to the original here (some more subtle than others) and Serkis and the WETA guys did a wonderful job on Ceaser. Loved the Orangutan as well!  :D

Welcome to the board / Re: Starkers signs in.
« on: 08 September, 2011, 02:42:39 PM »

Welcome to the board / Starkers signs in.
« on: 08 September, 2011, 02:22:20 PM »
Just a quick word to say hi. Been reading 2000AD (off and on) since Prog 219 and thought it was about time I found people to talk to about it!

Big fan of Dredd, Rogue Trooper, Savage, Kingdom and Dante and love future shocks (or variations of!)

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