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Website and Forum / Re: My 10,000th post
« on: 20 October, 2009, 11:33:22 PM »
I've been directed back to the site by a mucker who thought I should take a look at the thread.

Let my last post here (tantalisingly one short of 7500 posts) be one of congratulations to Trouty, one of the most amiable peole I've ever met. I don't think I've ever written this so here goes...

Hail to the King.

Website and Forum / Re: Bantastic Friday?
« on: 04 September, 2009, 09:53:08 PM »
Ah bollocks to that. If Trouty is banned then I'm banned to.

I can think of few people who have contributed so much to the board, so eloquently, and with such good humour over such a long time.

I mean if it were up to me there'd be a lot of bannings don't get me wrong. Trouty wouldn't be on the list though.

At the very least the recipients of these bannings should have some idea of...you know...what they've done wrong.

Off Topic / Re: Desktop wallpaper recommendations
« on: 04 September, 2009, 06:35:32 PM »
Perhaps something sci-fi, but with a retro feel to it? A rocket in space, but one that looks like a firework used as a prop in a film serial?


Or something with Daleks?


Books & Comics / Re: Famous face's mystery comic
« on: 02 September, 2009, 02:40:09 PM »
They were the band The Beatles could have been,

Off Topic / Re: Thinks to do in London whwn you're awake
« on: 02 September, 2009, 09:47:27 AM »
Go stand by the statue of Anteros/Eros and stop a random stranger. Say to them "Tut! It's like Piccadilly Curcus out here".

« on: 30 August, 2009, 05:21:14 PM »
Indeed he did. His series, Crazy Rulers of the World was accompanied by a book called...I forget now.

Can anyone think of examples of writers in other media taking on comics?

There have been quite a few recently, mostly through D.C.

You have the John Cleese scripted Superman Elseworld that got buggered up, allegedgly, by the artist. I'd mention him but he's been discussed at length elsewhere...

Popular yankee novelist Jodi Picoult was a decent choice for writer on Wonder Woman. Nick liked her story, at any rate. She at least made the trains run on time, unlike her predecessor Allen Heinburg.

He's a telly writer with a list of credits liek Sex and the City, Greys Anatomy and general chick friendly telly. He was so late completing the relaunch story for Wonder Woman they had to skip the conclusion, carry on with the next story, and publish the last part as an annual months later. Ooops.

Kevin Smith is an obvious one. Spiderman, Batman, Green Arrow, the list goes on. He's been prone to delays, as has Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof with the muy, muy delayed Ultimate Hulk vs Wolverine.

Gene Simmons, of Kiss fame, has written some comics but for real Rock to funny books success you'd have to mention My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way, who created the Umbrelle Acadamy, which has had various mini-series so far. They're astonishingly good.

Micheal J. Stracvynski, or however that is spelled, has written plenty of comics since completing Babylon 5. They tend to be solid, dense, slightly old fashioned reads rather than anything spectacularly astonishing but that doesn't mean they're not worth checking out.

Brad Meltzer was a best selling novelist before he started writing big continuity affecting stories for D.C. He's now one of their big guns but, you know, I'm not really sure why.

Bringing it back full circle...Patton Oswald, stand up comic and King of Queens star, wrote an eccentric JLA special that showed the team from the perspective of an everyman watcher. It was funny, clever and he earned extra points for claiming, in publicity interviews, to have been inspired by John Smiths Constantine does the laundry issue of Hellblazer.

And there's the Shaun of the Dead tie in from 2k, years ago. It surprises me that Simon Pegg hasn't been offered, or if he's been offered, not taken more comic scripting work.

Oh, and whilst I was checking the issues of Wonder Woman that Picoult wrote I found this article...


Classifieds / Buffy - DVD - Complete set - £40
« on: 30 August, 2009, 03:37:13 PM »
Does anyone facny a lovely, velvety set of Buffy? It's one of those imported jobs you see on e-bay, but it works just right, has decent picture quality, and comes in a compact storage box, both attractive and space saving.

£40, plus postage, or I'd trade it for something nice.

You know you want it...

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 30 August, 2009, 11:20:41 AM »
It's interesting to note that in the 2kreview review of Stevie's Slaine book there was much tutting about behaviour in this thread...
Quite right too. Gordon Rennie being an obnoxious cunt and a bunch of other boarders fawning over him wasn't a very pleasant sight the first time round even if it was mildly amusing.

I don't remember, or even see, any fawning but there you go.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 29 August, 2009, 11:27:23 PM »
I presumed it was just an unflattering picture of a bunch of goths and did my laughing without clicking.  Easier on the index finger in the long run.  Read away, 6 or so pages of hysterical laughter await. 


The Street Team was a nice idea taken to ludicrous lengths done in, to my eyes, a daft way. That said Steve and I exchanged e-mails and he was a nice enough bloke/ I thought there was an element of trying to shame us when he joined up and responded. It didn't go down well.

I've read/heard some of his work since and whilst there were some nice ideas in them I didn't think they were executed very well. His Torchwood audio reading was easily the weakest so far but the narator didn't exactly lift the material off the page so much as gently nudge it off, so that didn't help...

Still, fair play to him.

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 29 August, 2009, 04:49:00 PM »
It's interesting to note that in the 2kreview review of Stevie's Slaine book there was much tutting about behaviour in this thread...

Off Topic / Re: My secret Second life
« on: 21 August, 2009, 10:26:24 PM »
Just heard that Nicks brother in law is being paid £500 to fly to the US and give a presentation on Second Life to potential future employees.

I taught him everything he knows, by the way.

Books & Comics / Re: Hivemind failure: Freakangels
« on: 21 August, 2009, 03:12:15 PM »
I've a good mind not to send you a stick of Llandudno rock. You rotter.

Books & Comics / Re: Hivemind failure: Freakangels
« on: 21 August, 2009, 02:55:12 PM »
Darn you to heck. I was going to do something worthwhile this afternoon...

Off Topic / Re: My secret Second life
« on: 21 August, 2009, 10:24:42 AM »
I've resisted saying this but my partners brother in law is employed by Second Life.

He started off playing it and has since been involved in creating characters for people to interact with. He spent at least a week being a fatally injured child suffering from serious burns and interacting with student nurses.

He's also been sent o Glastonbury along with his second-life wife to take photos and help map out a Glastonbury simulation. Oh yeah. Virtual Glastonbury.

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