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Messages - Colin YNWA

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I think what I might do is try to perfect these last day bump posts and then just copy and past it each time I'm bumping a post for its last day to warn folks that they only have one day to vote... which is the case here, so you ya know I'll be counting up first thing in the morning... it'll save a lot of effort...

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Well even the longest journey starts with a single step and so here we are. The first votes are about to end and while I ponder the thought of having to think of another 500ish of these last days bumping posts (gulp I never know what to say) you have 1 day to vote on this the before I count it up and annouce our first winners tomorrow morning.

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Round 1 might require you get your thrill-banks tuned up as we drag some lesser lights of Tharg’s Thrillverse out - though there are some stonking series in here it has to be said. And even when there’s not, most of the ties offer some intriguing conundrums at least.

Probably one of the most divisive Thrills the Prog has ever seen features in this round. Against a thrill that I know is amongst the favs of a couple of boarders - this one might get heated!

Which most rattles your thrill-receptors:

Glimmer Rats - more info

vs.

Big Dave - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite thrill of these two series at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Saturday 30th October and the winner gets a place in Round 2 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this?

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

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Round 1 might require you get your thrill-banks tuned up as we drag some lesser lights of Tharg’s Thrillverse out - though there are some stonking series in here it has to be said. And even when there’s not, most of the ties offer some intriguing conundrums at least.

Giant robots vs inter-dimensional space lizards - I mean that can’t go wrong in 2000ad can it… can it? So what chance do young clones fleeing from NuEarth at the start of their trill-run stand?... well they have pulled off some surprise victories against the apparent odds already so who knows…

Which most rattles your thrill-receptors:

Detonator X - more info

vs.

Mayflies - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite thrill of these two series at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Saturday 30th October and the winner gets a place in Round 2 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this?

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 26 October, 2021, 08:11:52 PM »
Oh no after not liking Open Range - which seemed to be pretty damned popular here - I've watched another film that seems to get a lot of love and really not enjoyed it. This time Joker.

I found it fundamentally ... well dishonest... I guess ... that's the best way to describe it. By which I mean it seemed to really want to be an examination of mental health and the disconnects in society. Those that have been left behind and what happens to them and society when we do. It really wants to be take seriously, so seriously. It goes as far as to remove comics from DC comics to show how serious it is when it in the credits it gets to 'Based on characters from'.

Why - well I guess (?) disassociating itself from comics means it can be more serious.

Yet by stretching things to extremes. By including all the Thomas Wayne, Batman origin stuff. By pushing creduality to breaking points at times it removes any real power in what its trying to do. And Jez (excuse the pun) the Christ figure on a bonnet was just the hideous. Look how serious we're being we comparing this broken, damaged man to a messiah we're exposing what happens when you push the down trodden too fair. Yet The Joker - or Albert is a pretty horrible person. Nothing to be admired and yes while that is driven by a society that doesn't care. By extreme circumstance and mental health problems its not as if that makes him okay.

The three Wall Street horrors on the train are pretty damned rubbish - in fact cartoon rubbish - but their brutal murder? So we see a man so damaged he killed his own mother. Its very meladrama. The very thing that it seems to wants to disssociate itself from by being so 'serious' is apparent and rips across any attempts it makes to be powerful and in anyway serious. It just wants to be something its not able to allow itself to be. Its brutal actions removing any honestly it might have as an examination of real mental health issues.

Tonight I also started to watch Fanboys and 2009 'comedy' in homage (I think) about fans - I had to stop within 30 minutes!

I need to watch a good film soon!

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Announcements / Re: Brink (Book 5) - coming August 2022
« on: 26 October, 2021, 01:08:53 PM »
Dan Abnett said this story would be different in terms of perspective and so it would seem. Really looking forward to this one.

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To be fair to everyone I knew they'd be controversay about some decisions has to include / exclude, or how to include some stories... thought I might get past day 2 though!

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There's the Fraser Irving story, Wilderness Years and a few one offs. There's a list on the linkie below (excluding Young Death which I'm treating like Cadet Dredd and Anderson, even Young Middenface).

Judge Death - more info


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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 26 October, 2021, 08:01:25 AM »
Some great looking stuff coming out. Rebellion are doing a big job on the 45th and really seem to be getting some great stuff out to celebrate. Look like 2022 will be a fun year.

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Round 1 might require you get your thrill-banks tuned up as we drag some lesser lights of Tharg’s Thrillverse out - though there are some stonking series in here it has to be said. And even when there’s not, most of the ties offer some intriguing conundrums at least.

Mills and Davis vs Spurrier and Roberts - some big names in this one; but maybe not with their biggest thrills.

Which most rattles your thrill-receptors:

Black Siddha - more info

vs.

Bec and Kawl - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite thrill of these two series at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Friday 29th October and the winner gets a place in Round 2 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this?

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

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Round 1 might require you get your thrill-banks tuned up as we drag some lesser lights of Tharg’s Thrillverse out - though there are some stonking series in here it has to be said. And even when there’s not, most of the ties offer some intriguing conundrums at least.

Two series that features characters who first appeared in top rated thrills in the Prog and went on to their own place in the sun.

NOTE: Young Death is considered its own series and will appear in the tourney in its own right - so please don’t consider it here.

Which most rattles your thrill-receptors:

Scarlet Apocrypha - more info

vs.

Judge Death - more info

Just reply in this thread naming your favourite thrill of these two series at the beginning of your post (or use Bold tags so I can spot it easily) and say what you like about these wonderful stories after that.

Match ends early on the morning of Friday 29th October and the winner gets a place in Round 2 (of 9!!!).

What on Earth is ALL of this?

For those that need ‘um and can be bothered to follow ‘um there’s some simple rules

Any questions, just ask as ever - and have FUN!

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General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2022
« on: 26 October, 2021, 06:24:09 AM »
What is coming to the prog and meg early next year (and people wondered what Henry Flint was doing):

Absolutely fascinating that its in the floppies - Tharg really is experimenting. I guess (???) its a bit like the way that's been used to prelaunch the Encyclopedia?

Of course the most exciting news if LAWLESS. That always makes me happy.

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I've not read these either...I need more TPBs Tharg!

Oh no Rogue Judge I worried this might happen. You've been a stalwart voter in these tourney's of late and I don't want to exclude you... fingers crossed things get better in terms of recognisable thrills...

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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 26 October, 2021, 06:15:09 AM »
I note that you have failed to mention the most significant occurrence in the prog's history, which occurred during the period you've covered in your last couple of posts.

I thought that you'd shun the publicity and attention Jim. What could I add to torrent of historical documents and reflections  on the moment you joined Tharg's army of Droids. I still remember the roar of the crowd at the ticker tape parade and how embarrasssed you looked!

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Other Reviews / Re: The completely self absorbed 2000ad re-read thread
« on: 25 October, 2021, 08:53:58 PM »


Special and FCBD 2019

I guess 2019 isn't over until we've done the specials and FCBD issues and this year that is very true... even if I have already finished the year... anywayyyy. This year we get a, saddly very special special. As the Sci-Fi Special is a tribute to Carlos Ezquerra who past in the latter half of 2018.

And as might be expect Carlos inspires a fantastic special, a weak Dredd aside. There's an insanely horrible Fiends story, a strong Wulf Sternhammer one. The star of the show is however Spector John Wagner's and Carlos' last work together, unfinished but here we see the first 20 or so pages. Its solid stuff. With the distance of time I can move sentiment aside and say its neithers best work, but slightly sub-par work by these two is still some of the best stuff we've had in a Special. The story had potential and it would have be wonderful to see how it developed.

Alas not to be. Still it does make this special special.

The FCBD - Villains Takeover Special is almost as good, which give its a give away. The vast majority of the comics that sit beside it will rarely have ten pages of new material, let alone the 29 we get here. 29! And its not throw away stuff. The highlight is probably a wonderful Terror Tale by Matt Smith and Henry Flint but the rest of the content ranges from great to okay as a minimum. FOR FREE. When I read this I do wonder why the stuff that gets onto American shelves isn't flying off!

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