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Film & TV / Re: The Trailer Thread
« on: 25 October, 2021, 10:29:55 PM »
Marvel Studios' Eternals | Final Trailer - looks super-boring AND has an Ikea advert right there in the trailer.

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There's a lot to be said for being able to follow a narrative, so it's American Gothic for me, even though the promise of the set up felt as if it wasn't quite realized in the fuller story. 

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Past Imperfect launched Dandridge with Antiques Phantasma in prog 1409, but otherwise was just a re-labeling of Time Twisters (probably).

Necrophim was difficult to love, but I rated the third series - it had more action. I was never quite sold on the aesthetic of Satan in a top hat, but then at least it wasn't a rinse and repeat of all that came before.

Artistic merit here has to sit with the stronger narrative (and I can save my Dandridge vote for Dandridge):

Necrophim

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 25 October, 2021, 06:43:58 PM »
Talking of Star Trek pron ... Commander Riker demonstrates his sexual prowess by coupling with a starship: Commander Riker Manual Docking

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 25 October, 2021, 03:01:54 AM »
Well, either I was being genuine (in which case I wasn't criticizing the original post) or I was being sarcastic (in which case I wasn't criticizing anyone's looks). You seem to have it that I was doing both at the same time, which is a strange reading.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 25 October, 2021, 12:51:24 AM »
Plus, I don't find her sexy.

This is exactly the problem I had with Nosferatu! He was fugly as fuck! And not in a good way. And The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - wtf? If they'd managed to get Robert Redford to play Tuco they could have changed the title to the The Good, the Bad and the Hawt, clearly improving the movie and culture at large! Sophie's Choice? More like Sophie's a Munter etc. etc.

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General / Re: 2000AD Sci-Fi Swipe File
« on: 24 October, 2021, 10:56:29 PM »
Here's your image:


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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 24 October, 2021, 05:53:18 PM »
I just read a quick review of Threads, and I might watch it some other time! As it came out in 1984, it reminds me that I took my dad to see Blade Runner ('82), and he complained that it was too depressing. He got his revenge a few years later by taking me to see When the Wind Blows ('86). Blade Runner's rather jolly in comparison.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 24 October, 2021, 05:04:33 PM »
Scum - a tough watch that meanders a bit as it becomes less the story of Carlin and more the story of the borstal system itself. I'd call it essential cinema, but not for the faint of heart.

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General / Re: 2000AD Sci-Fi Swipe File
« on: 24 October, 2021, 04:08:15 PM »
"a handgun with selectable ordnance keyed to self-destruct if touched by an individual who is not the proper owner"

Oh, man! Even the destruct mechanism is cribbed.

I feel far fewer guilts about my various acts of minor plagiarism now.

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Games / Re: Gamebooks
« on: 24 October, 2021, 04:01:01 PM »
I never didn't cheat with my gamebooks, though. Like, if going left killed me, but going right got the secret key that open the wizard's safe - why play through the entire book again just to get to that decision point?

I'm assuming everyone had as many fingers as possible keeping track of the previous set of moves.

Which leads me to stats: did anyone accept a Skill of 7? I mean, it's like going into the dungeon with a rusty sword and a tap water potion. I used to do a halfway house - and only go in with above average dice rolls on the initial stats.

Are there any gamebook purists out there?

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Lone Wolf #6 - The Kingdoms of Terror - is impossible without cheating (assuming you're on a play-through and not just running it standalone). The starting battles in The Plague Lords of Ruel (#13) have the same problem. Dever trying to maintain balance once he'd gifted us the Sommerswerd in book #2 was something to behold.

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I like the grand battle game-books, but I've never played Armies of Death (FF #37). Other books with grand battles are Warbringer! (Way of the Tiger #5) and (to an extent) The Dungeons of Torgar (Lone Wolf #10).

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Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 24 October, 2021, 05:09:04 AM »
Maybe with luck they might expand their book section.

Have you suggested that? They may not have thought of it.

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General / Re: Kiss My Axe! now available from Amazon
« on: 23 October, 2021, 03:27:22 AM »
Fuck's sake! Tuesday is Mills bashing day!

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Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 23 October, 2021, 03:21:27 AM »
...I'm very aware that I'm not there on the ground with you, and don't know you particularly well, so it's difficult for me to imagine what's happening without jumping to conclusions.
You are definitely free to jump to any conclusion you like. You are also free evaluate how appropriate it is to share those conclusions.

Well, that's what I did. I did evaluate how appropriate it would be. And I struggled with the decision of whether or not to post - entirely aware of the notion that someone sharing their struggles isn't best served by someone coming along and trying to undermine them. (Not actually my motive, of course.)

On the other hand, I work in a profession where sometimes the inability of some folk with a diagnosed mental condition to be able to divine their way through a social situation can lead to them lashing out inappropriately and placing other folk in danger.

So, in a situation where I'm wondering what the case is, and where misogynistic terminology, directed at a specific individual is being used repeatedly, and, well, with the things that happen in the news, and in my work place - it just felt like saying nothing was a worse option than saying something.

And Jade Falcon didn't seem too bothered about setting me straight, so (on balance) I'm glad I spoke up, even though I was nervous about doing so. Your mileage may vary.

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Welcome to the board / Re: PHIL...
« on: 22 October, 2021, 10:09:22 PM »
So, you're a philosopher?

Yes - I think very deeply!

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