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John Smith - the greatest, strangest, best talent 2000AD has ever produced.

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Abnett.  With a heavy heart - I do love me some Al Ewing.  But Abnett.

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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 13 March, 2020, 07:51:23 PM »
This being the one place I sometimes post where my family isn't likely to see, please allow me to vent. My wife and I are in lockdown because the schools where we live are closed down, and we're lucky enough to have the option of teleworking. Meanwhile, my fucking mother, who has metastatic kidney cancer in both lungs, is refusing to take any precautions at all - this weekend she's been to a bunch of parties and all over the country, basically walking around in every damn crowd she can find. Worse, she's dragging my dad along with her (triple cancer survivor and not in the best of health himself). All the while making blithe little jokes about "if it comes, it comes," seemingly not giving a shit about her life or anyone's feelings but her own. We've tried gently and then less gently getting her to take the whole social distancing thing more seriously, but it just doesn't get through. And there's a limit to how much I can physically interfere given that I am stuck a good 2000 miles away, just going out of my mind.

Thanks for listening /reading /scrolling past, etc. Just really wanted to get that off my chest somewhere.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2170 - Regened (2020)
« on: 27 February, 2020, 11:56:57 AM »
Considering that companies such as Pixar have managed to cater to both children and their parents at the same time, is it completely inappropriate to reflect from our "embittered forty or fiftyish" perspective?

Not at all, just thinking that other perspectives could be encouraged as well. :)

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Prog / Re: Prog 2170 - Regened (2020)
« on: 27 February, 2020, 06:40:44 AM »
Since this Prog is aimed at younger types than the standard embittered by life forty and fifty somethings that inhabit this forum, can I suggest that any of you who have children in the target range hand over reviewing duties to your child for this week? The reviews here do snack a bit of the Doctor Who fanbase whenever the show tries to be extra kiddie friendly...

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News / Re: RIP Ellie De Ville?
« on: 24 January, 2020, 08:42:43 AM »
A massive amount of work over the years - I'm sure there's quite a few progs which were carried entirely by Ellie and Annie Parkhouse (wasn't there a Megazine interrogation with the two of them at some point?)

I don't know about the Megazine but I interviewed them for the old 2000adreview fansite: https://web.archive.org/web/20060630180533/http://www.2000adreview.co.uk/features/interviews/2006/parkhousedeville/parkhousedeville.shtml

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Film & TV / Re: HBO Watchmen
« on: 27 October, 2019, 01:43:18 AM »
Much to my shock and amazement episode one was bloody brilliant.

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Off Topic / Re: Forum Etymology Thread.
« on: 30 June, 2019, 10:10:02 PM »
Describing something as Fuck Off, as opposed to telling some to do so, is quite specific - I suspect it is an Irish/Scottish/Dudley sort of phrase

Not guilty.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2137 : Mind how you go...
« on: 24 June, 2019, 08:10:29 PM »
List of names: Or P. Wildbeest. Rick Clark, W Gosmore, Steve Alan, Ben Haldean, Jack Adrian, TGBW Cribbling, Bill Henry, Jack Hamilton Tee, James R Montague...

Also `Legs' Larry Smith, drums
And Sam Spoons, rhythm pole
And Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell, bass guitar
And Neil Innes, piano.
Come in Rodney Slater on the saxophone
With Roger Ruskin Spear on tenor sax.
I, Vivian Stanshall, trumpet.
Say hello to big John Wayne, xylophone
And Robert Morley, guitar.
Billy Butlin, spoons.
And looking very relaxed, Adolf Hitler on vibes.
Nice!

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Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 31 May, 2019, 01:29:07 PM »
I think this will end up sort of like Fullmetal Alchemist.Once the final book is done,we will get a more faithful adaptation and this will just be remembered as weird fanfiction.

It won't be a new adaptation - by that point they'll have the technology to recreate the original performers digitally and insert an infinite number of additional scenes / episodes.  It'll come in useful to pacify the population as the climate begins to break down in earnest, resource wars overwhelm the planet and Trump enters his eighth term as President.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 24 May, 2019, 10:32:55 AM »
Theresa's gone.

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Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 23 May, 2019, 01:21:46 PM »
Why is there still a Night's Watch?

Same reason there was a Night's Watch prior to the events of GoT - you need guards against wildling raids and it's somewhere to stick unwanted scions of Great Houses.


Why would there be wildling raids?  The Gift is theirs if they want it.

There are many factions of wildlings, not all of whom are going to meekly obey Jon Snow. Raids will happen again.

Don't forget all the Grumpkins and Snarks

How could we?  They've all come out in the open to comment on Season 8.

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Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 23 May, 2019, 10:33:16 AM »
Why is there still a Night's Watch?

Same reason there was a Night's Watch prior to the events of GoT - you need guards against wildling raids and it's somewhere to stick unwanted scions of Great Houses.


Why would there be wildling raids?  The Gift is theirs if they want it.

There are many factions of wildlings, not all of whom are going to meekly obey Jon Snow. Raids will happen again.

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Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 23 May, 2019, 07:05:10 AM »
Why is there still a Night's Watch?

Same reason there was a Night's Watch prior to the events of GoT - you need guards against wildling raids and it's somewhere to stick unwanted scions of Great Houses.

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Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 22 May, 2019, 06:25:06 AM »
Arya: Young girl - brought up in privilege - suffered a terrible tragedy when young - exiled - obsessed with revenge - gains magical powers that make her virtually unkillable - shown to be ruthless in dealing with those who get in her way - often slightly isolated and comes across as cold to all but her closest inner circle - certain of her own righteousness.

Daenerys: Young girl - brought up in privilege - suffered a terrible tragedy when young - exiled - obsessed with revenge - gains magical powers that make her virtually unkillable - shown to be ruthless in dealing with those who get in her way - often slightly isolated and comes across as cold to all but her closest inner circle - certain of her own righteousness.

I'm not sure this narrative ends well for the peoples west of Westeros, that's all I'm saying.


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