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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 10 April, 2021, 12:46:12 PM »
Battle Badgers came out yesterday I think and arrived this morning. So great!

I very much enjoyed Flintlock. I was drawn in by the lovely John Burns cover on this one and the comic was terrific. I'm looking at back issues now. I haven't gone too deep into the indie comic scene as i find it a bit hit and miss but these two really worked for me.


Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 09 April, 2021, 04:36:01 PM »
Yeah, that first Gap book is absolutely brutal. It's the worst of the lot on that front, if that helps.

Donaldson's work does include a lot of sexualised violence I think. I'm pretty sure I've read a comment by him saying he sees it as a metaphor for pure evil and I'm sure I've also read some stuff by him, or about him, where it's argued it's not exploitative and that his approach was fairly progressive at the time of writing in exploring the trauma around it, rape survival and other such themes. I'm not sure I can really comment myself without a lot more thought on the matter, but certainly in his writing the acts of sexualised violence, and the men who perpetrate it, are things of sheer horror and not throwaway as they can be in other fiction of the same time.

In lighter reading circles I've just read the 5th Flintlock comic (lettered by Bolt-01 himself!) and I've just ordered Beast Hunting Battle Badgers book 6.

Also putting my vote down for Day of Chaos. Genuinely shocking, still a harrowing read.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 09 April, 2021, 01:50:13 PM »
Someone must have found his phylactery.

Apparently Fox News already linking it to Harry and Meghan...

Off Topic / Re: Objet de désir
« on: 09 April, 2021, 11:27:56 AM »
My wife is going to be more annoyed about this than the Zoids I think,

Off Topic / Re: Objet de désir
« on: 09 April, 2021, 11:22:25 AM »
What on earth did I just watch?

1. Trifecta
2. Mechanismo
3. The Small House

Prog / Re: Prog 2226 - Enter the Nunja
« on: 07 April, 2021, 11:01:17 AM »
I think (at least for me) it's more that a story about a returning Titan inmate has all sorts of cool directions it can go and to have the focus be on corrupt judges again is a bit 'oh well'

Do we know how many parts this story is? There's been definite work crafting sympathy for Asher so I'm hopeful there's still time for there to be a good tale constructed around him.

Prog / Re: Prog 2226 - Enter the Nunja
« on: 07 April, 2021, 09:18:39 AM »
Not the strongest prog for me either this week.

Dredd Tom Foster's art is fantastic but as others have said I could do without another story about evil judges going up against Dredd when Asher himself is a more interesting character. Hopefully there's more of a twist here than just Dredd fights the SJS.

Thistlebone Whilst I'm behind the slow build, in a weaker prog the unhurried pace is more obvious. After last weeks creepy end a bit of momentum lost, I think something needs to happen here.

Visions of Deadworld Not as good as last week, but grotesque as ever. I think I said last week that these little oneoff snapshots give us a cool bit of world building away from the main plot and I like that. Are we supposed to know who Mortis's mate was? This strip is true horror, long may it continue.

3riller Yeah... this looks really nice but it comes across as completely generic. Let's see where it leads. Doesn't feel Warhammer-y to me.

Feral and Foe Feels like it's getting sillier? Very lightweight this week but still very enjoyable, highlight of the prog for me but needs to be careful it doesn't become too meta imo - no references to armour class or anything.

Hugely difficult to call. I'm going for Necropolis - it had such an impact on me as a teenager, whereas Origins was something caught up on. Two tremendous tales though and both definitely epics.

News / Re: The Great Dante Reathrough Podcast
« on: 06 April, 2021, 11:46:39 PM »
I second that: the volume on the opening music is cat-terrifyingly loud so I normally turn it down for that (as my cat flees in terror) and then up again when the discussion begins as it's a little quiet.

It's not really detrimental to the Podcast though imo.

Off Topic / Re: Going away,for a while at least
« on: 06 April, 2021, 03:17:05 PM »
Sorry to see you go dude.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 06 April, 2021, 09:27:41 AM »

Great film. It's rubbish but a complete laugh and has both Wes Studi AND Trevor Goddard in it. Treat Williams is a duff lead imo but it doesn't ruin things
Now watch Deep Star Six and Leviathan for a trilogy of second rate underwater horror action!

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 06 April, 2021, 09:21:21 AM »
Massive love for the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant here. I think I first read my Dad's copies around the age of 12 or 13 and was drawn in by the world they build which enabled me to be less impacted by Covenant's awful actions. I think as a fantasy trilogy it's superior to pretty much anything out there. The second series I enjoyed far less. I made sure my wedding ring was a white gold band though just in case.

I haven't re-read the Gap series for a long time but I don't think it's as good as tCoTC. Great, complex plot and imagination but the characters are a struggle: Angus and Nick are just monsters, Morn is nuts (understandably so) and everyone else is betraying each other and I always find it a bit of a slog. I agree that the first book is the best one. I should probably give it another read sometime soon (after I wash all the 40k grimdark out of my system)

Can't vote against America.

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