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General / Re: Dredd Epics Ranked - Play-offs
« on: 06 April, 2021, 09:12:00 AM »
1. The Pit
2. The Day The Law Died
3. Oz

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 01 April, 2021, 10:20:36 PM »
That sounds horrific on so many levels!

Off Topic / Re: challenge yourself!
« on: 01 April, 2021, 03:15:01 PM »
Sheridan, you can totally achieve the stuff on your list and it's all admirable stuff too.

What Jim says about BMI is true, it's useless. When I lost weight for my wedding (10 years ago mind) I found one of those calorie counting apps useful for simply telling me what the content was for the stuff I was eating, which meant I started making more informed choices and it worked wonders without needing to resort to a strict diet regime. When you know a Mars Bar is the equivalent to half your dinner, or that it'd take you 4 hours to work it off, then you feel less inclined to have one unless you really, really want it.

I'm in awful shape nowdays, perhaps I should challenge myself here too.

Film & TV / Re: Kirkmans Invincible on Amazon Prime
« on: 01 April, 2021, 01:06:47 PM »
I just watched the second episode on my lunch break. The voice acting cast is stellar and they've stuck reasonably close to the comics but I found the pacing really bad - the battle scenes are extended but it rushes between plot points, so yeah, it feels like a lot of the nuance and humour is lost in between.

The animation reminds me of older cartoons - this may be purposeful?

I think, like you, I'll try re-reading the comic instead!

Prog / Re: Prog 2225 - Justice Served
« on: 01 April, 2021, 11:34:29 AM »
Visions of Deadworld... The thought of this one having a follow up is almost too awful to contemplate (in a good way)

Of course, I now rememver the Fire - Despair romance was actually followed up in the original Visions of Deadworld, but there's bound to be some other horrific chapter in this story.

Seeing Judge Fire getting high and getting it on with his lady, like a university student, is the image my 2021 probably didn't need.

Film & TV / Kirkmans Invincible on Amazon Prime
« on: 01 April, 2021, 10:50:24 AM »
This being made slipped under my radar but I watched the first episode this morning. I found it quite slow, lacking in humour and wasn't a fan of the animation much (having just binged a load of old anime) but I've seen some good reviews for it so I'll giving the second episode a go. Anyone else seen it / worth sticking with?

It's been ages since I've read the source material - I  was really into it at one point, it felt breezy and fresh and interesting - but there was a point where it all started to feel very leaden and serious and I just gave up: I still haven't read the ending, which mirrors my experience with The Walking Dead really.

America please Colin.

Really tricky but got to go with Day of Chaos.

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 31 March, 2021, 02:59:39 PM »
I did not enjoy Hinterkind. Great idea and starts off well, but I think you can tell it got rushed at the end.
Ian signed our copies, so even more of a shame!

Books & Comics / Re: Comicscene's top 20comics
« on: 31 March, 2021, 12:15:49 PM »
Awesome old man favourite list of comics here. Hopefully this heralds collected editions of Look In strips about Adam Ant etc.
Some fo these wouldn't even have occured to me, I'd be interested to know how many people actually voted. I wonder what the readership of this site would nominate in a similar poll.

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 31 March, 2021, 12:09:51 PM »
I've been using the time-line tree thing so I can have more of an in-universe chronological reading experience.  I haven't got far into the series. Just seven books so far (I think) in about eight years.  I find the books over-written with unnecessary filler.  The content is also all kinds of problematic.  So I only read a book now and again.

I suspect a wise choice Pictsy, as having read 39 and a half dystopian books where whole planets worth of people get killed in horrible ways and even the good guys are 99% bastards during a global pandemic probably hasn't been helpful.

There's a myriad of criticisms one could level at the series but over-written is absolutely the best description of them. I'm still going to finish though: "I am in blood stepped in so far that, should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o'er" as the great man wrote.

If I've read Terror / Total War then I can't remember it - which makes me think I haven't, from the glowing terms on this thread. I have read The Judge Child and whilst a lot of it is quite clunky it's full of incredible ideas so that's where I'm voting.

The Dead Man isn't an epic, it's a single mystery story. I'd count it as part of Necropolis as far as epics go.

The Day the Law Died on the other hand is epic: it has Cal, Fish and the Kleggs, plus the Aaaron A Aaardvark gag and some classic artwork. And it also has my vote!

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 31 March, 2021, 09:41:28 AM »
They do.. I suspect that's the point where somebody thought hang on, we can spin this out for a lot of books.
Let's start by including Istvaan from about 20 different points of view.

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