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General / Re: Al Ewing or Ian Edginton- Writers Solhiem Cup - Tie 17
« on: 13 July, 2021, 02:38:42 PM »
5-0 to ian

4-1 to grant

colin, think we should have a euros of writers and artists somewhere along the line. my guess is that scotland would start out as favourites, with spain and italy as dark horses.

michael wins 3 - 2


i actually like both writers' non prog work. a great deal. which makes the consistently uninspiring stories under discussion here truly bewildering. they're both particularly good at deft character sketches and kinetic action, both of which skills are conspicuous by their absence in their submissions for the mighty one. weird.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 07 July, 2021, 04:27:14 PM »
trois couleurs blanc. three colours white.
going through the trilogy again, one of the few pieces of high art that changed my life by making me question everything i thought and every way i was for others - this latter makes it ideal viewing (more than a quarter of a century on) during this year of all years.
white is as wonderful as i remember. and as appalling, and as moving, and as funny, and as important, and as sad, too. oh my.

could he be a returning writer, one whose past alleged indiscretions - with regard to allegations of being puerile, gauche, far too ignorant of the basic craft of writing for sequential art, disrespectful of the heritage that he was seemingly taking pot shots at with his fearless and insufferable adolescence - makes him a writer who needs a new name now in order to be read without (probably justifiable) prejudice?

so. mark millar it is.

Other Reviews / Re: 2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 2021
« on: 07 July, 2021, 01:41:49 PM »
i usually get notification of despatch a couple of days after i've received the product ...

oh. i always assumed it was seventeenth century writer and philosopher, rennie descartes ...

could the admittedly very different style of writing actually be a reason for the pseudonym (be it gordon or anyone else)?

and anyway, more importantly, who wrote shakespeare?

4-1 to robbie

wow. i find myself in general agreement for what feels like the first time. i have been getting a tad worried about my critical faculties.

4-1 to alan, the master of the concise thrill.

i kind of miss the days when the city was under threat almost every week. there's a great deal of chat and hanging out (sometimes literally) these days - which is fine, but i'd rather go to love and rockets for that ...

ken's work seems to be accomplished and utterly inconsequential. give him a megaepic and a license to disrupt the status quo.

gerry, meanwhile, without whom ... wins 5-0.

5-0 to gordon
at least.

just a brilliant comics writer, whose work is only getting better. the doomy, atmospheric, character-driven, tragic tour de force that is jaegir is worth five points by itself. but there is so much more ...

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 01 July, 2021, 04:28:23 PM »
i strongly suspect that no-one likes modern day john wagner more than me ...
he's god, y'know?
but that's a genuinely horrible and reprehensible moment from his early years.

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