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Messages - Colin Zeal

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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 02 May, 2020, 02:30:13 PM »
Royal Mail buckles. No more Saturday Progs for the foreseeable future: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-royal-mail-scraps-saturday-21940534

Update on this - it has been agreed that each delivery office can make the decision for themselves about Saturday post. It will only last for six weeks and be reviewed fortnightly. My office  (London e2) was going to carry on as normal but for some unknown reason the office that processes our work decided for us that we wouldn't be doing letters and flats (magazines and catalogues ) today and held back the work.

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Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 30 April, 2020, 09:54:04 PM »
Royal Mail buckles. No more Saturday Progs for the foreseeable future: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-royal-mail-scraps-saturday-21940534

Only if this goes ahead and that isn't a definite. The CWU is opposing it and will be considering all options including strike action. The possible start date is 16th May and we have been told by the union that we will not be supporting the proposed changes. So Saturday progs should still be going ahead.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 31 January, 2020, 05:41:01 PM »
As a postman I get to see how Hachette send out parcels and it doesn't make me want to order anything from them. It's all in the flimsiest packaging possible.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 24 January, 2020, 04:46:12 PM »
I get the ultimate collection via my newsagents and it is sometimes a week late but never more than that. I can't understand why it's so much worse for subscribers when Haccette are clearly able to send the issues to shops.

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Off Topic / Re: Life's so drokking fantastic because (the rebirth)
« on: 13 January, 2020, 12:54:51 AM »
At Christmas I gave two of my nephews the end of year prog. Neither of them had read 2000AD before but I have tried them on age appropriate trades. 9 year old nephew barely looked at, 11 year old nephew loved it so much that his mum got him a one month subscription to see if he wants to carry on reading it. He already says he will spend all of his pocket money on 2000AD.

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Prog / Re: PROG 2111 - Welcome to the Thrill-Party!
« on: 13 December, 2018, 11:52:44 PM »
I really enjoyed the interview with Richard Burton. When I heard him talk on a panel at the 40th birthday party his time as 2000AD editor seemed to have been just one job he'd had amongst many others (which was surprisingly refreshing to hear) so I'm pleased he was given the opportunity to go into detail about his spell on the galaxies greatest comic.

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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 05 September, 2018, 01:29:49 AM »
I complained a few pages back about what I viewed as the missed opportunities in this series (Slaine getting 10 volumes when you can walk into your local Forbidden Planet tomorrow and buy all of it but God forbid Red seas get a proper collection) Sin Dex also deserves a full collection and it's a shame it won't happen here because it clearly means Rebellion won't do it. Obviously they know their business better than I do and hate to criticise them about anything because they tend to be proven right but it would have been nice. And a Red Seas collection please Tharg.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2093 - Infernal Engines
« on: 12 August, 2018, 12:24:01 AM »
As a postie, I doubt very much that it is being pinched in the delivery office(I realise you were probably making a joke) because we deal with so much post and anyone who frequently doesn't get something they have on subscription will complain. I should also say that Rebellion subs department is excellent and it's a very rare time that the prog isn't there to deliver on a Saturday.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 12 August, 2018, 12:09:04 AM »
I thought the trip to Wakanda in Infinity Wars was very clearly explained.

Rocky sequel Creed was on the telly earlier and I thought it was very good. I spent a long time trying to work out the gap between Apollo Creed dying in Rocky 4 and his son fighting in 2015 but eventually gave up.

Then I caught the start of Wanted and wondered why I had never seen it before. At that point I remembered that I think the comic was one of the worst comics I have ever read and a piece of 14 year old boy masturbatory wish fulfilment nonsense. I turned the film off because I knew i even if it was as good as the comic it would still be terrible.

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Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 01 June, 2018, 11:43:47 PM »
As much as I like Star Wars i don't think I have seen any of the films more than once at the cinema. I haven't been to see Solo yet which is because my partner has broken her leg and can't go. She loves these films and I don't want to see Solo without her but I think that if I had liked last Jedi more I would happily seen Solo solo.

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Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 29 May, 2018, 09:31:50 PM »
I have had many periods of the black dog. All of which I convince myself aren't really that bad so why bother asking for help or talking to anyone. That attitude doesn't help anyone so my only advice to someone on this subject would be not to hide, be so proud/macho that you think other people are having it worse than you are and you will be fine in the morning. Don't be afraid to ask for help.

That's as much as I have said on this topic in a long time and I will probably leave this thread alone now but reading the previous messages has helped me a lot so thanks to all of you that have posted.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2080 -PSI no More
« on: 17 May, 2018, 11:42:17 PM »
I'm hoping that Anderson will read better/make sense now that I can do a full read through in one go. It's the first story I've been pleased to see the back of in a long time and I hope that is down to me rather than anyone else.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 15 April, 2018, 12:10:26 AM »
I saw Ready Player One on Friday night and I knew I was in for a bad time once i saw the trailer. My partner loves the book and insisted that I read it and I didn't know how to tell her that it was the biggest pile of toss i have read in ages. And I have read a lot of terrible books; not only have I read Bravo Two Zero more than once, I have read just about every other book on the topic. I know a shit book when I read one. I wasn't expecting much from the film because it's hard to make a terrible source material into a non-existent film. Basically I didn't like the book and even though I have forgotten what I was on about I didn't like the film either.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 09 April, 2018, 12:31:36 AM »
Spider Man:Homecoming which was a good film but I all I could think was thank God someone at Sony had the good sense to realise that they were making terrible films and getting on the coat tails of the MCU was the best option available.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 30 March, 2018, 08:57:38 PM »
I watched Terminator Geysis the other night. I had to go to the toilet at one point and it's possible that the plot was explained while I was out of the room but I doubt it. The whole film was pretty pointless and the constant reminders of the first film only served to showbhow rubbish Genysis is.

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