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Books & Comics / The Woods Are Dark
« on: 06 June, 2006, 08:05:51 PM »
I'm reading  Richard Layman's "THe Woods are Dark at the moment. Very trashy and 80's horror. His stuff is very approachable and easy reads.

The people in the woods are the Krulls.

The people in the town deliver passers through to the Krulls.

They tie them to the trees as sacrifices.

Its a modern day setting.

Anyway I heard Richard Layman died. Is this true?
This is the sort of book I pick up and read when there are no other requirements than to just pick up and read a fiesty crap novella. The sort of thing you read and imagine( as an artist and writer) making into a comic, because it's theatrical text may be given a more good humoured look.

Off Topic / Gibbet
« on: 22 May, 2006, 06:29:10 PM »
I have just seen a real lifehangman's gallows left as a reminder of times gone by I would presume  on This Morning.

Are there any other artifact of similar semblence dotted around England?

This one on the telly was as tall as a tree. There are pubs and hotel referencing days of yore but I didn't actually think there were still operational punishment devices left for public appraisal.

Do any of the members of the board know of or have a construction of corperal punishment in their area of Britain specifically?

Help! / Photoshop colour.
« on: 28 April, 2006, 05:27:33 PM »
My mates just sent me a gif to colour and on one window it fills with the colour I eyedropped. On the next frame it go a dirty shade of its colour and there is nothing I can do exept go out and continue drinking.

Any ideas?Bolt? Wils? Larf?

Off Topic / Critics
« on: 27 April, 2006, 03:46:15 AM »

I know I'm shit at writing posts, least of all submitting my own.I spend a lot of time talking the crack with you people on 2000ad's official site and appreciate the sides you put to me. Because I tend to be floating around here most days when I am supposed to be doing "dig myself out of unemployment" work for the web I thought I may ask a few opinions on what you may see as a bizarre column.

Now Most of you a reviewers and have insight to critical appraisal. I would really be grateful if you offered opinions that may help me in my construction of a 3000 word review. Don't worry I am trawling the newspapers and TV/Internet for other points of view, but I am at the end of the day consistantly flicking through here getting in on the gutsy and the funny commentries 90% of the time, when I should be writing.

I am supposing the core question; " CRITICS: WHY DO WE NEED THEM?" will be based on the film and movie world critics. But watching "The Great British Meal" (on two at six) and seeing all sorts of reviews critiques inthe art/book and comic world, the running constant is; there are those for and against criticism.

(Fantastic as I write this I see my opening debate to be the "Critics" from viz as a light starter to the essay/column.)

Criticism is everywhere. Its use is constructive and destructive. It is part of certain starsigns charactor though that too could come under criticism.

As a main body of people I would like to see you points of view, anyway, too see how people understand critics, experts or just criticism as a whole.

In comics as writers as artist as doctors or general publics.

Thanks, I know this is a bit bold coming from me but I thought I may bring up a debate and help myself to some quotes for the column too. Quotes I have found, through interviewing intelligent aguers for or against.


Off Topic / Laying down the Law.
« on: 22 April, 2006, 12:52:16 AM »
I saw this phenomenal scene today.

Me ant' missus were walking back from the doctors through south manchester.Now being that we had dickheads on bikes mowing us over nearly on bikes on the pavement when there was plenty of quiet road to go on and lots of little out of control asbos waiting for us to make eye contact with us,we discussed howc we avoided it or dealt with it with our superior inteligence. As we went along a small estate, on a road off to our left was this huge cop horse. You know those fecking massive ones. Amzing beasts. Astride was a female copper . they were on the pavement and circling around on this youf. Let me describe him to you. Dressed in black hooded to intimidate and possibly giving this horsecop grief. When we turned to this scene it was almost photographic. The sun was shining. The players totally still for an infinite moment. Then it played out .

The horse stepped its two forehooves of the kerb. The little fug crapped himself. The copper remained silent and had a look on her face as if to say, I ain't gonna do ought but my friend here, well you can see hes getting a bit authoritive with you boy.

Then the back hooves hopped off the kerb and the shister took another weak jump. He could not move. like a weazel caught in the deadlights. the amount of times these people use non-verbal passive aggressive behaviour on us freeloving couples to intimdate us, it was a pleasure for some huge force of nature( which no doubt these little gangster wannabees proclaim themselves to be with a gun in their hands taking lives and f*cking people over)actually showing this geezah where he stood in the food chain.

I thought that must be what its like to meet Judge Dredd.

I'm not a big backer of the law but sometimes there are individuals who know just how much to push law enforcement. This cop wasn't big headed or showing off. Doing her job properly counted. Nasty little villian, and he was a villian I lived with many,certainly got a gentle touch of whathis parents should have sat him down and shown him years ago.

A good man knows his limitations.
This is not a stage for their gangstah filum.

Respect not just the law of people but the law of nature.

Thought some of you armchair slabjockeys might have a few to share.

Links / virus warning.review site.
« on: 18 April, 2006, 09:57:34 PM »
anyone who has not been notified....there is a bloodhound type virus leaking onto the reviews site.

tread carefully.

I hate being the bearer of bad news....

« on: 15 April, 2006, 01:18:18 AM »
 Watcher all doin' fer the bank hols then?

Or if this is read after them..... Watcher all been doin'?

Any twothousand ad pictures related to the Last Supper or crucifiction?

And is it all about the eggs?

Books & Comics / Out of curiosity....?
« on: 02 April, 2006, 04:40:57 PM »
Sports comics don't see the light of day muchly near the Galaxies Glowing Orb, so I was fascinated of finding I and many others were exposed to football properganda when we were children. Not that they ever inspired you to pick a team, they were of course all charactor based.

Billys Boots and Hamish are quite adorable strips with many flaws mind.

Billy's Boots seemed to have ended up doing a stint in Eagle, (Click linky for stats.)

Billy's Boots

"Billy Dane found an ancient pair of football boots that used to belong to old-time soccer star "Dead-Shot" Keen. In some strange way, the boots enabled the boy to play in Dead-Shot's style. Billy played for local Radley Road Rovers and when the Rovers beat Billy's school team, Billy was ordered to turn out for his school team in future."

Radley Road Rovers was actually a road team. The writers involvment in his street team, providing him with the early background to Billy.

It all seem very street until you focus on the point that his boots are *magical* and then the picture slightly skews.

I didn't like Roy much but the Hamish and boots charactors were well sharp.A considerable amount of obscure comics are linked to them too, like Sun or Comet. If these names are familiar you might want to type in Roy of the Rovers on your google image index.

A mate of mine has turned his hand to writing a football song and the song hes chosen to orchestrate it with is very impressive. I kept telling the writers it was fried gold. Then I enjoyed explaining to them what FRIED GOLD means.

Link: Billy's Boots, Billy's Boots.

Off Topic / Max? You there?
« on: 15 March, 2006, 10:36:16 PM »
Is there any way you can shrink this to icon size?

General / 2000ad susses it prophetically!
« on: 14 March, 2006, 02:38:31 AM »
This superskyscraper in London, affectionatley known as the the Gherkin, is so shaped because of its economics.

A design like this could not be possible without today computer design software either.

I am sure someones picked it up before, so I mention briefly its got an economic advantange over other scyscrapers that have to use air conditioned upper floor due to not having the Gherkins marvelously domed, coned, even, shape.
As only one exists it seems Britain lead the way in futuristic business archetechure...

and the Galaxies greatest, is way ahead in the concept.

Film & TV / Chrono-Perambulator
« on: 11 March, 2006, 01:33:40 AM »
The title of a short film on channel four with Charles Dance and Ron Patterson. It is shaped very much like a Futureshock. Has anyone seen it? Do they have a comment on the subject? Are there any other subtle reminders of 2000ad hidden away in the T.V.?

Be specific.

PS. Loving Pughs work on Rogue Trooper. Very Future Shocky.


Persistance is futile.

Film & TV / Munich.
« on: 24 January, 2006, 05:35:19 PM »
This was inspired by the events set around the date of my birth,which is September '72oo. A grevious looking affair with Spielberg at the helm. He did something interesting with Schindlers List,so I am hoping he gets into Munich with the same fervour.

I do like Bana and as he said in his interview with R&J, he likes his dramatic roles. Chopper is excellent and , The Hulk is underrated in my opinion. The monsters there for the kids and Banners for a plot. And as super hero alter egos go, this is one of the most human depictions in film.

Munich looks tense, enthralling and at times incredibley harrowing. I wont watch this at the big screen as its docudrama shaping leaves this to be a holiday break viewing. As it goes though it may be a web of deciet I will thouroughly enjoy,slowly untangling from.

Film & TV / Have yourself a theological Christmas.
« on: 23 December, 2005, 07:00:07 PM »
Whats to choose from..
1; Lion the witch and the wardrobe; Christian fundamentalism
2; King Kong; Darwinism
3; Harry Potter a.t.g.o.f.;Scientology
4; The Producers; Judaism

Question is; are there enough varients of religious fundementalisms in films or do we need more?

And does watching one mean you have to watch all of them at christmas in the spirit of sharing?

Help! / Calling all AD Mums 'n' Dads....
« on: 14 December, 2005, 09:18:51 PM »
Im wanting to get my 8 year old daughter into great cult/comic style clothes and franchises. I'm thinking of the Incredibles for the PC. A novelty R2D2 telephone from Woolies.

But is there something else I could get her which talks to her more on a level?Trades, clothing lunchboxes or art sets?

btw shes well into her art.

Film & TV / Dr Who at christmas two.
« on: 13 December, 2005, 05:06:46 PM »
Has anyone seen the advert teaser for Dr Who at Christmas? It looks F^?$@ng big!

Is the a time specific, yet?

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