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Messages - SmallBlueThing(Reborn)

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Books & Comics / Re: Kiss His Cape..?
« on: 14 October, 2021, 08:37:47 PM »
Oh, the usual suspects did very much notice that there was a new Cap and he was gay. And by Usual Suspects, I mean of course the internet/ Facebook thickos who just cannot seem to grasp that:

Gay people exist and should be represented in comics.
Comics are not (just) for children.
Reading about the gay does not make you the gay.
And even if it did, so what?
The new Cap was not the old Cap.
Jesus didn't exist.
The Earth is more than 6000 years old.
It's usually best to read an article before spouting ill-informed bigoted hate that relates to a headline only.
And, I dunno, dinosaurs were real.

See also the current Aquaman: The Becoming mini series, which received the same response, probably from many of the same people.

SBT

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 11 October, 2021, 03:59:53 PM »
...and I guess you *have* to watch the remake, don't you? Though no one would judge you if you didn't.

But I really would urge you to go to YouTube and see NEVER HIKE ALONE, NEVER HIKE IN THE SNOW and JASON RISING. At least you will see that there are others out there who like these movies, but wish they were better.

SBT

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General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 07 October, 2021, 11:59:45 PM »
W...T...A...F! Jeez, Jayzus- that is... well, you know what it is as you lived through it. But, a) I'm so glad you're okay, and b) I'm blown over by what seems to be your positive attitude. I wonder how many of us would have the same mental fortitude to approach it the same way. It's true what they say about stuff being replaceable and about finding out who your friends are in times like that.

Of course, I will frown at you a bit for not saying something earlier so the gofundmes could have maybe had a bit of galactic groat injection, but that's understandable in the circumstances. Should the log cabin suffer any nightmarish incidents, do not hesitate. Tharg got us all together for a reason you know, and that is to come to each others' assistance in times of crisis.

Glad you're okay, sir. Blimey.

SBT

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 05 October, 2021, 02:47:55 PM »
Is it bad that for *years now* I have been unable to read the name "Judi Dench" anywhere without substituting "Judge Death" in its place? It has made film posters quite amusing over time.

SBT

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 October, 2021, 11:26:31 AM »
6 and X are certainly my favourites.

If you want to see something highly inspired by Ft13 but with sillier more graphic kills, check out the Hatchet series.  There are four of them, again pretty mixed but if you get the uncut ones they're good fun.

They are over the top and a bit gory but it's all in a sort of silly Bad Taste/Brain Dead kind of way rather than some sort of horrible Hostel type of thing.

Would heartily back up the calls for the Hatchet series- or at least the first three. I found 'Victor Crawley' (4) to be mostly unwatchable.

But- before those- and if you want to see Friday the 13th "done right", and especially if you are still close to having seen the original films for the first time- watch NEVER HIKE ALONE, NEVER HIKE IN THE SNOW and JASON RISING. All three are on YouTube, an evening watching the three will take up two hours, and the three together will demonstrate just what the F13 franchise *could* be capable of, were it in the hands of people with talent. Especially Jason Rising- which is incredible.

SBT

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Books & Comics / Re: The PARAGON comic thread
« on: 11 September, 2021, 09:19:28 PM »
I certainly did- both of them. You've got a good thing there, and I will be back for the next one.

And as an aside, the more El Bigote, the better. El Chivo's art alone on this installment was fantastic- brilliant page layouts and storytelling. Great stuff.

SBT

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Announcements / Re: The Letters Beast - Online!
« on: 09 September, 2021, 08:49:22 AM »
Speaking of this week's letters page, I did think Tharg's comment about "pastiches of seventies comics" was a little on the nose considering the current small press landscape, and two of the three comics that sprung to mind as being explicitly exactly that- were created by ex-Thargs.

SBT

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Books & Comics / Re: The PARAGON comic thread
« on: 08 September, 2021, 01:23:59 PM »
It flopped through my letterbox this morning! Looks absolutely great and has now taken its place on the end-of-sofa 'to read' pile.

SBT

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Books & Comics / Re: The PARAGON comic thread
« on: 04 September, 2021, 07:14:47 PM »
Very much looking forward to getting mine in the post! And the previous issue, which I ordered as part of the pledge. Woop!

SBT

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Events / Re: Best of 2000AD #1 signing
« on: 20 August, 2021, 08:58:16 PM »
No, I meant the actual comic- but the search function here was doing its usual thing, so that was the thread that came up. Apologies!

SBT

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 August, 2021, 08:56:53 PM »
I'm immediately going to have to leap to the defense of JeruZalem- which is not only one of my favourite found footage horror films, but is one of the more-played DVDs in my collection. I've seen this multiple times now, and every viewing adds new layers. I reckon it would be even more impressive if you were of a religious bent, which I'm not in the least, but even when looking at the subject matter as a load of whiffle and hokum it still manages to impress and disturb.

They keep threatening a sequel, but it never appears and it's probably too late now. A shame.

SBT

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Events / Re: Best of 2000AD #1 signing
« on: 20 August, 2021, 08:51:43 PM »
NecroBUMP

Whatever happened to this? Is it still in the pipeline, or has it been quietly shelved? Anyone know for sure?

SBT

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Megazine / Re: Meg 435 - Waugh In Hell
« on: 19 August, 2021, 02:18:50 PM »
Anybody else's Encyclopedia got a massive ink stain over the front left hand side and the back, covering most of the central text box?

SBT

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Events / Re: FCBD 2021
« on: 15 August, 2021, 11:17:25 AM »
Comic-biz-store told me that it hasn't arrived as yet, and they won't be allowed to sell it online until *after* fcbd. Now, whether that now means after the 28th, or whether it will appear online as soon as they receive it, I don't know.

SBT

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Film & TV / Re: Jodie Whittaker to leave Doctor Who.
« on: 04 August, 2021, 02:27:25 PM »
Capaldi is my favourite of the new Doctors- even my loathing of Moffat's scripting ability couldn't stop him shining through, and he makes otherwise appalling episodes watchable. The ratings slide (which various interested parties are happy to acknowledge when it suits them... like when lobbying for younger, sexier Doctors and making out Capaldi had a negative effect on merch... when in reality, merch sales tanked with Smith... while at the same time denying vehemently and claiming "TV is different now", high profile American fan writers  and BBC Enterprises I'm looking at you both) could be seen as just the natural audience fatigue with a long-running show with minimal internal continuity of narrative, and a response to the BBC's singular failure to put out a regular series, at regular times, to a regular schedule, since Moffat took over.

It certainly needs a rethink, and a commitment to make x number of episodes, every year. Those days when RTD was overseeing 14x Who, 13x Torchwood, 13x Confidential (not to mention the Sarah Jane Adventures) every year seem very long ago.

SBT

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