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News / Re: Northern Monk 2000AD Pale Ale
« on: 05 December, 2022, 02:22:41 PM »
This was sold out within 24 hours sadly. Might still be a few cans in the wild.

News / Re: The Great Dante Readthrough Podcast
« on: 05 December, 2022, 02:18:04 PM »
Great episode, very cool to hear Simon & Edie's thoughts on this extremely dramatic phase of the Dante story!

Sometimes it's just as interesting hearing critiques of the episodes as it is points of praise and interest. I think some of John Burns work on this story is stellar, but I'd never really noticed how much stronger he is on some characters than he is others. I rather like his Warlord design but I always thought the whole idea was that it looked somewhat reminiscent of something out of Flash Gordon etc. It looks rather at home within the context of John's work - but yes, it's not really very imposing.
It might sound odd but I think his clothing designs are amazing. The military uniforms, the greatcoats and the like - later on his pirates too..
I agree about the palace though. And the shark.

The Tsar is awesomely bastard-y in this episode. I'm in agreement with Edie about Viktor being not worthy of a hug: I remember my wife reading that Octobriana episode and being utterly appalled by it, and moreso when I said Viktor was one of the 'good' members of the family: he doesn't really come good until later. Andreas is someone I've never quite understood why he gets so much love either. His good points seem to be 'he is a bit like Dante' (ie. a bellend) and a lot of the scenes we've seen him in, he's just being a hedonist and a mass-murderer. Is staying behind the first decent thing he does, and is it to help defend the people, or is he just trying to impress Elena?

Great comics, great podcast, and finally thank you for the whisky info, and RIP Kevin O'Neill.

Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 04 December, 2022, 01:03:58 PM »
I've done some time in a job like yours and you 100% did the right thing with that caller Jade. It's not unusual to feel stressed after being forced into a confrontation with someone unpleasant and to want to withdraw from the world, too.
The person you spoke to likely wasn't angry at you, but was taking out their frustration on you - likely a build up of anger and frustration over dozens of other stresses on their life. They may even have regretted being awful to you.

I'm sorry you had a rotten evening after. If you're feeling strung out and upset again, you can come here and unload a bit.

General / Re: 2022 Advent comments
« on: 04 December, 2022, 12:57:24 PM »
Very enjoyable start to the advent season from some talented boardsters here. Thanks guys!

Prog / Re: Prog 2310 - High Plains Shifter
« on: 04 December, 2022, 12:56:07 PM »
I've had I think maybe two issues of the Prog go missing ever, in years and years of subscribing, and the sub droids are really good about sending a replacement. I wouldn't let that stop you subbing SBT.

The frequency is an issue, but that's out of Rebellion's control. I'm seriously considering cutting my sub over this - I don't find it exactly stressful, but not knowing when the Prog will drop is annoying. It used to be usually Saturday and occasionally Monday, now it's usually Tuesday but can be any time from Monday - Thursday. A Saturday Prog is like hens teeth nowdays. I'd rather walk out and buy it every Wednesday than get a very mild dose of disappointment most mornings. Also I'm not a completionist, so could skip Regened issues. Ymmv though and if this doesn't bother you the sub is still an awesome deal.

FWIW my copy of 2310 hasn't arrived yet but I don't really expect it till Tuesday / Wednesday when I may get 2310 and 2311 at once. Here's hoping!

News / Re: The Great Dante Readthrough Podcast
« on: 01 December, 2022, 10:13:45 AM »
That would make sense from Dante's point of view.

General / Re: 2022 Advent comments
« on: 01 December, 2022, 08:54:53 AM »
Great work, very regal looking!

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 29 November, 2022, 01:30:31 PM »
I look forward to my Dry Run hardback edition in 2024.

In all seriousness, as someone who has picked up the odd volume here and there, extending this will hopefully be a nice opportunity to pick up some good quality collections that I don't own - Armoured Gideon obv but maybe also stuff like Night Zero, Harlem Heroes, Bix Barton and even recent stuff like Survival Geeks would be nice in a hardcover.

Film & TV / Re: Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities
« on: 28 November, 2022, 09:57:28 AM »
The final one, The Murmuring, is excellent. More chills than thrills, very subtle in places and beautifully shot and acted.

It's the usual mixed bag you'd expect from an anthology series. A couple of really good ones, a couple of turkeys, and a bunch that were good to alright. I'm a fan of this format and I hope it returns for another series - and that it gets better rather than worse (unlike Masters of Horror)

Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: 27 November, 2022, 09:26:37 PM »
Not sure if we're still playing this game but I've been thinking about it all weekend:

"Giant, Slim and Hairy are the only players to survive the road crash! They've had to bring in a rookie, a veteran and two:
otters in tiny, adorable Harlem Hero kits
pints of lager and a packet of crisps
Slim hairy giants
and a half men
...to make up the squad!"

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 24 November, 2022, 03:11:12 PM »
Look, if everyone goes around annihilating everything, we’ll never get that bloody book.

There will be no annihilation cessation. Too much elation.

Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: 24 November, 2022, 02:29:38 PM »

Games / Re: Gamebooks
« on: 24 November, 2022, 09:12:29 AM »
Oh that is fantastic!

Music / Re: weird and strange X mas songs
« on: 23 November, 2022, 04:51:50 PM »

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2023
« on: 23 November, 2022, 04:42:23 PM »
The Order to run for the entirely of 2023.
I also can't see it being wrapped up in one series. We were all saying it needed to start finishing, I hope when it does it does the story justice. The early bits are brilliant.
I also hope we can keep John M Burns, and get him drawing something else beautiful, preferably with period costumes in it.

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