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Prog / Tower Hamlets / Cal.Inc
« on: 29 October, 2003, 04:35:31 AM »

I live in Tower Hamlets, and was quite pissed-off with the way it's portrayed in this week's Caballistics.  From the New York-style fire escapes to the gangs waiting round every corner, this just didn't feel like the warm community that in the last few years I've found more welcoming thn any other part of London.  And I live in the middle of vast estates, mostly council, so it's not like I don't see the dark side.

Does anyone know bits of TH that are like they're drawn here?

And, are there other parts of the Uk/world that get traduced like this on a more regular basis?

General / Submitting scripts - quantity or selectiveness?
« on: 23 October, 2003, 08:27:21 PM »
I'm polishing up a few Future Shock ideas and hope to be able to stick them in Tharg's slush pile before long.  My question is: is it better to send in a lot of scripts at the same time, or wait a while between each submission?  Does the editorial team get back to you if you haven't been accepted?

Off Topic / Grotesque medical error
« on: 21 October, 2003, 07:53:03 PM »
Last week I went to get the wax cleared out of my ears.  This week I shall mostly be spending rolling around in agony thanks to a massive ear infection that has closed my right ear completely and, thedoctor tells me, may actually threaten my hearing.  

My question is: can I get anyt sort of compensation off them in that case?  It's obvious to me that the infection came from their equipment, but what's the standard of proof I need?

Anyone know anything about this?

General / Dierdre's Mega-City Casebook
« on: 16 October, 2003, 10:50:52 PM »
"I fancy my boss!"

Picture One: Anderson & Dredd, riding on their Lawmasters thru the mean streets of Mega-City One

Anderson thinks:    I really like Joe, but how can I tell him?  He's my boss!

General / best rendition yet
« on: 16 October, 2003, 07:31:58 PM »
Last night the British pop singer Sophie Ellis Bextor was found dead on a rug in a hotel room occupied by members of the French national football squad. The Parisian Chief of Police has released the following statement :

'We 'ave spoken to Fabien Barthez and Thierry 'Enry and we 'ave eeeleeminated zem from our enquireeez. Zerfore eet eez our conlusion zat zis is murder on Zidane's floor'

Off Topic / Shocking News
« on: 16 October, 2003, 05:19:00 PM »
More shocking news after the all the football scandals last week.

Sophie Ellis Bextor has been found dead on the floor of a French soccer star's hotel room.

The police are treating it as murder on Zidane's floor.

Other Reviews / Synammon
« on: 16 October, 2003, 04:27:38 PM »
Synammon - the device.  After some debate here, I thought I'd take a closer look at the issue of how Synammon plants the device.  Using Iain M Banks as a reference, I get this...

1) Morpulous suggests they, ahem, cough, y'know...
2) Syn gives her combat drone the go-ahead
3) The drone uses a field to tear a hole in Morpulous's actual flesh and deposit the singularity generator in it.  Deduction) The hole is then sealed up with another field that requires a "key" to unlock it.
5) Syn does the whole thing with pretending to escape with the generator, Morpulous gives chase.
6) Having allowed herself to be boarded, Syn gets ready for battle.  The "key" is placed on her hand, hence what looks like a tattoo of Morpulous on her bare skin before she slides the glove on.
7) Syn knocks out guards, opens the field (which is round about the appendix, anal probe fans), retrieves singularity generator, sends Morpulous into deep space.

If I'm right, then those who are writing this strip off before it starts might find it has hidden depths worth considering.  I don't think that it's good to pair up writing with this art as both rely slightly more than average on the reader to examine and work stuff out, but on the whole I've revised my initial impression and will look forward to seeing how the universe of this strip develops.

Help! / Dreddcon
« on: 15 October, 2003, 09:54:18 PM »
Is it worth going to Dreddcon if you're a mere 2000ad fan, rather than a general comics fan?

And, from your collective experience, how many other people from this board will be there?  

Help! / Robert Crumb image needed!
« on: 15 October, 2003, 07:36:07 PM »
As promised, the seond half of my "throw myself on the mercy of the board" posts.

I'm looking for an A4-sized scan of Robert Crumb's "Jumping Jack Flash" - either the cover or the page where he takes part in an orgy with his acolytes killing themselves over him (or both.  Both would be great).

If anybody has said scan and can post it (either black and white or colour), I would be very grateful indeed, and would add you to my pints list for when I get my act together and attend one of these convention things.


Website and Forum / The "In-Crowd"
« on: 15 October, 2003, 12:19:26 AM »
I'd just like to say, with the sudden rush of warmth that comes either from being about to finish your pointless job or a tramp urinating down your leg, that since I have arrived on this board I have not felt in any way put off by an In Crowd.  Here everyone seems to be a thoroughly good egg, and if the long term people have a little long-running joke every now and again, well that's the oil that spins the wheel.

With that in mind, I'd like to call for everyone to lay down their keyboards and give one another an electronic hug, recognising what splendid chaps and chapesses you all are.  

Trout and Bou, this could even mean you...

Help! / Image help needed!
« on: 13 October, 2003, 08:10:05 PM »

I know that quite a few of the people on this board have access to image libraries or are better at searching for images than I.

So I thought I'd ask for help.  I desparately need a copy of either Piranesi's "Carcere V" or "Carcere VIII", in electronic format, on about an A4 scale.  Searching the web, I can't find anything above 1/8th of a page, which when stretched out doesn't look good.  I'll post the 2 pictures in following posts.

If possible, I need to get hold of the images already pasted into a Word file, but just the basic images would be great anyway.  Can anyone help?

General / The Scale of Dr X
« on: 13 October, 2003, 07:56:59 PM »
Using the scale of Dr X:

Judge Dredd: expections 70% got 10% DrX scale = -60%

Off Topic / Ferrero Rocher: Sad News
« on: 13 October, 2003, 05:31:58 PM »
I'm afraid that they are re-making the Ferrero Rocher adverts.

Using English actors (no dubbing)
Without the phrase "Weeeeeth theeeeeese chocolates you are reeeeeally spoioioiling uzzzz"
Without the golden pyramid of Ferrero Rocher.

So what's the point?  Well, the advertising scumbags believe that because everyone liked the old ones, they'll like the new ones MORE, as long as none of the embarassing bits are in there.

Advertising people: kill yourselves.

General / Hello Lobster
« on: 12 October, 2003, 04:53:55 AM »
Just u & me tonight, then.

General / Derren Brown: Unscientific survey
« on: 06 October, 2003, 06:36:09 PM »
Two options in this unscientific survey:

1) He really did it, it was a live bullet, Channel 4 took the risk of showing a live suicide.

2) It was a magic trick, all the NLP stuff was a charade.

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