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Off Topic / Re: Anyone For Photoshop Tennis?
« on: 04 September, 2009, 11:35:58 AM »
This is hilarious. I didn't know what this thread was all about but it contained the words "photoshop" and "tennis", two things I know nothing about, so I was staying away from it until curiousity got the better of me just now!
Havent laughed out loud in the office so much in ages!
Thanks for that, everyone!

Funnily enough that's exactly my reaction on both counts!

Off Topic / Re: Anyone For Photoshop Tennis?
« on: 04 September, 2009, 09:54:22 AM »
Ha just wondered into this thread and its hilarious. Good work fellas

Off Topic / Re: Desktop wallpaper recommendations
« on: 03 September, 2009, 04:15:49 PM »
I've got this hodge podge of Metamorpho images I created while practicing using Paint.

Welcome to the board / Re: What happen to the new dredd movie ?
« on: 03 September, 2009, 01:49:27 PM »
and no city on earth is going to oblige me.

For me that's the point. Mega City 1 shouldn't be like any city on Earth as at its heart is radically different to any city that currently exists. Its bigger, more choatic, more random and the structures and citizen's crazier.

When represented best it feels thrown together which in a sense it has been. It came about as people flocked together for protection after a war deverstated America and hence its evolved out of necessity rather than grow and developed as a normal city might or at a normal rate.

I've always considered it a giant shanty town, sure it got bigger, better buildings but when boiled down its still people and their environments and infrastructure are thrown together and its slowly organising itself over time.

The Judges almost reflect this. At first they were there out of necessity. A strict order was required to cope with the choas that was all around them. As the world comes back to order there are changes and democracy and more liberal views are slowly coming to the fore but the events that created the city and its systems were so dramatic and the upheaval so great that the change towards anything approaching political life as we know it is going to take a long long time, if its ever achieved or indeed desired. I think the city should reflect this.

Wow that was a bit of a stream of consiousness!

« on: 03 September, 2009, 12:24:23 PM »
"It’s kind of The Assasination Of Jesse James mixed with an apocalyptic Gram Parsons album."

Oh I'm getting that, I'm getting that big time! I'm getting more and more excited by the prospect of this thrill the more I hear about it. To echo what Jim said I love me a bit of Western action and hoping this one is as good as it looks.

General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 03 September, 2009, 09:48:41 AM »
Mike, that's really rubbish news but I hope that there treatment goes well and you are all able to stay positve.

Off Topic / Re: Thinks to do in London whwn you're awake
« on: 02 September, 2009, 04:43:29 PM »
Surprised no one's mentioned the Natural History Museum yet.

Other than Mikey and me, you mean?   ;)  Still, bears repeating, and you're spot on re: the details in the architecture.  Shades of the Monkey House in Button Man I!  Plus, fossilised Ankylosaur skin, what more could any sane person want?

Ha well yeah obivously I meant aside from you two...??? I wonder what new exciting bit of my brain decided to edit out any reference to what I was scanning posts for then... where's that other thread about us all being mutants I think I found my mutant power...

Off Topic / Re: Thinks to do in London whwn you're awake
« on: 02 September, 2009, 04:19:50 PM »
Surprised no one's mentioned the Natural History Museum yet. Its a fantastic and enlightening place. If anybody goes there I can't recommend enough looking at the building itself its a great bit of architecture and has some fantastic little surprises carved into the stone work.

The British Museum is also wonderful.

Last time my wife and I went down there we avoided the Tates as we always go there and explored a couple of other Galleries. The Hayward Gallery was fantastic and had an Anthony Gormley display which was quite superb. Not sure its still there but it was a great gallery anyway. Also the National Portrait Gallery which is excellent too.

General / Re: Chris Weston - crimefighter!
« on: 02 September, 2009, 04:09:39 PM »
That is a chuffing GREAT story!

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 02 September, 2009, 09:15:17 AM »
What does YNWA mean?

I've been asked that a couple of times recently. Apparently PJ Holden thought it was a big up to NWA BUT its actually You'll Never Walk Alone. Which is either an obsure reference to Invasion and Robusters, me showing my love of musicals OR a reference to years of following Liverpool Football Club.

Welcome to the board / Re: What happen to the new dredd movie ?
« on: 02 September, 2009, 09:11:22 AM »
Well Tharg mentioned it in a response to a letter I've just read, well actually it might have been during those Vector 13 issues (why oh why so limiting but I digress) its was defo stated somewhere in issues 1020 or 1030ish in 1997. Not sure what's changed since then?

Prog / Re: Prog 1651: ????
« on: 02 September, 2009, 09:04:43 AM »
Got mine through the post last night and glad to say once again a great prog. Nice to have it back to 5 stories. Paul Marshal's art on Dante is his best to date I'd say. There's even an odd panel here and there were the inking (I think) really looks like Cam Kennedy to my untrained eyes. Nice set for the new story.

The first page and half of Dredd just steel the show for me. Loved the way Wagner in such a short space managed to completely flip my view of the new Chief Judge and far from being a puppet for others is exerting his own authority with great skill. Quite what his supposed puppetmaster's think of this we'll see in Prog's to come.

Shakara and Strontium Dog both very strong but I have to say Kingdom deserves special mention as that was just a great 6 pages (I hope it was 6 don't have the Prog to hand!) and Elson's art has gone up a notch again.

Brillant prog.

Other Reviews / Re: Slaine - Treasures of Britain + King of Hearts
« on: 02 September, 2009, 08:52:11 AM »
I enjoyed Treasures of Britain a lot more than I was expecting.  There's some really clever moments in it.  King of Hearts was done as a single 48-page special and then broken up for the prog, so the pacing is kind of wonky, but there wasn't any way around that.  That throws the whole story off, I think.

That's interesting to know as I wasn't aware of that. It certainly would explain some of the problems the strip had for me.

Other Reviews / Slaine - Treasures of Britain + King of Hearts
« on: 01 September, 2009, 04:45:07 PM »
Well not having read Progs 1000 - 1500 before I was interested to discover why the later Slaine are frowned upon by some readers.

Well Treasures of Britain was fun if a bit Slaine by the numbers and I quite enjoyed it.

King of Hearts however pretty poor, extremely poor in fact. Normally I find Nick Percival perfectly readable but here he's the defination of the painting in mud phase. The story was waffer thin, utterly unoriginal, particularly in terms Slaine. I mean what did this story offer aside from a different setting that others hadn't provided in the past with much, muc,. much more of interest.

I don't like coming on to whine about strips but this case I was so surprised by the quality of the strip I felt a need for a rant!

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