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General / giving it away to keep 2
« on: 26 November, 2001, 05:13:54 AM »
Some very good points have been made in response to my last message, especially about on-line comics, but I think I didn't get the point across.  My suggestion was that subscribers be given a voucher enabling them to send a free copy of the next prog to a friend (or enemy).  
  The Spectator does this.  Each issue comes with a voucher headed "don't pass it on" with my subscriber number and space for two people's addresses.  If I mail or fax this to the magazine, they send a freebie to the people I've nominated.  So far two people I know have taken out subscriptions because of this.  
 Unlike with online issues, the virtue of this scheme is that it would reach people who are unaware of the 2000AD's existence, and hence unlikely to look it up on the net.  Also the people getting the free progs are more likely to be interested, being friends of the subscriber.

O well, that's it for now.

Suggestions / Re: Giving it away to keep it
« on: 22 November, 2001, 08:14:01 PM »
Don't know where the title slogan comes from, but it's the theme of my brilliant suggestion.  I think 2000AD and the Megazine should send out a form with each prog, entitling the subscriber to send the next issue as a gift to someone.  An English magazine I read does this and it's quite addictive giving copies of something you like reading to people you like, all fro the price of posting the form or mailing it to the magazine.
   It would of course cost a fortune, but I think it would pay it's way in new subcscriptions.  Anyway, this is mainly for any droids listening in.



General / Re: Judge Anderson was pretty crap last week, wasn't she?
« on: 20 November, 2001, 05:14:34 AM »

You"re right that that would be a terrible way to end it.  Hopefully she'll do something more interesting.  But I can't agree with you about the story - last week left me wondereing what's going to happen (although I think I can guess).  Ransom's art makes any story look profound.

General / Re: Floyd Kermode, man, you're a dude
« on: 20 November, 2001, 05:12:14 AM »
Dear Death Monkey,

Why thank you!  I'll try.  I didn't think your question was offensive or anything, so I just answered it.  

General / Re: Re: Killer was good this week.
« on: 19 November, 2001, 02:53:08 PM »
I`m on the cliched side here.  Killer is soo predictable I could read it in my sleep.  In fact, that`s the best way to read it.  Its` only redeeming feature is the art work and the female character`s knockers (so I guess that`s two redeeming features, but they don`t redeem it much)
yours cynically,


General / Yes, yes, yes, yes
« on: 18 November, 2001, 06:38:29 PM »
Dear Death Monkey 23 and all thinking persons,

Yes a thousand times, Pussyfoot 5 must die.  they're crapper than Blair !, crapper than the Space Girls and even crapper than the  crappy Devlin Waugh adventure that spawned them.
   I've just been rereading the Space Girls, or rather reading them for the first time, having just bought the back issues in which they appear and they weren't THAT bad.  Certainly not as bad as Pussyfoot 5.

General / Megazine Reprints
« on: 13 November, 2001, 11:22:59 AM »
JUst quickly, I`d love to see the Megazine publish reprints of Viz comics` Ranma 1/2 strip.  It would be totally incongrous and hence brilliant.
    Failing that more daily star or preacher would be cool

yours hastily,


General / Re: Re: Re: Megazine Reprints
« on: 09 November, 2001, 08:59:20 PM »
for mine, Lazarus Churchyard has aged much less well than Flesh.  It's so lame - the worst was the reference to Lydia Lunch.  Perhaps it's just that I've lived through the eighties once already and don't want to do them again via a pretentious comic.
  Flesh is the real deal - classic stuff.
     I'd like to see Canon Fodder reprinted, me.

General / Re: To Floyd, a question
« on: 09 November, 2001, 08:52:47 PM »
Dear Scojo,

The following for 2000 AD is pretty cult, inasmuch as it's limited to me!  Japanese fans know about Dredd because of the movie and they all admire the quality of the artwork and the colour (their comics are very rapidly drawn black and white erfforts for the most part).  I looked up from a megazine once to see a ring of Japanese female faces checking it out and oohing and aahing at the colour and artwork.  But it's not in Japanese and comics are notoriously hard to read for second language people (too much slang and nonce words).  I reckon if it was translated and promoted it would do well.

Help! / help and hello Fraston
« on: 08 November, 2001, 10:40:23 PM »
Floyd Kermode here, the man who can't type his name properly.
 Hey, everytime I try to read a message I get Tharg's face and his long blue contents page thing over it.  I have to copy the message to somewhere else on my computer to read it.  This is a pain in the clacker.
  Fraston asked "how easy is it for a brit to survive speaking only english out there?" There being Japan.    Strictly speaking I wouldn't know, since I'm Australian, not British (my reading tastes are anglophile; Private Eye, the Spectator, Guardian Weekly, London Review of Books, 2000 AD and Megazine).  But, as long as you've got a degree of any kind and don't mind teaching English, it's a breeze!  There's a roughly three month period of getting used to things and after that you can stay here for eternity not speaking any Japanese.


ps I haven't seen the potato thing!  I've only got prog 1266

General / Untitled
« on: 18 November, 2001, 06:48:03 PM »
word up DM23!  Not being Japanese doesn't hamper my ability to appreciate 2000AD at all. Why would it?
 As for understanding the Britain/US based social satire, Australia is a country with a very anglophile education stystem and culture, which has been turning more towards the US since WW2.  I have no problem with any of the references.  I grew up on a diet of Benny Hill, Dr Who, Callan etc.  Also, I read a lot of English stuff and work with a lot of poms and yanks.  So no, I don't occasionally find it hard to follow
    Tokyo is much more MC1 ish than Melbourne - it's a vast built up city which never seems to end and is quite polluted.  Luckily for me the resemblance to MC1 ends there.



General / Latest Prog
« on: 08 November, 2001, 07:55:13 PM »
Giday everyone, it's Floyd Kermode here with a quick message.  It's really me, I just made a mistake typing my name in!  I do live in Japan and I'm not really called Bishop.
   I live in a small town called Warabi which has the dubious distinction of being Japan's most crowded town.  There are a lot of small time Yakuza and hostess bars here and the horizone looks very Megacity One-ish.  
    Liked the latest prog mostly.  Isn't it great to see Anderson and SInister/Dexter back again?

yours actually,


Off Topic / Re: Re: Floyd Kermode
« on: 08 November, 2001, 11:33:15 PM »
Dear Logan,
Believe!  I do exist and live in Saitama, Japan.  I'm a 39year old Aussie.  I don't usually use the message board because there are only so many hours in a day and I work six days a week.  And have a small child.


Floyd Kermode

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