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Off Topic / Re: Thought for the day
« on: 25 October, 2003, 06:58:27 AM »
Funnily enough, my Dad just explained binary to me yesterday, and that thought for the day is a more complex joke than it seems. But in the interests of not being a complete spadjy, I'm not going to dissect a joke.

General / Re: missing person
« on: 29 October, 2003, 01:28:18 AM »
Don't know who Al Ewing is, but I like the cat in the glass.

General / Re: Necropolis Vs Judgement Day......
« on: 25 October, 2003, 06:34:58 AM »
Necropolis, easy. It took years to build it up. it meant something to the world of Dredd and still makes itself felt now and again. It was a bleeding excellent weaving together of plot threads, then it threw out a few more.
Judgement Day was pretty shite. Bad characterisation of Dredd and Alpha. Fist-fights instead of character developments. Dropped ungracefully into continuity like a dead body at a dinner party. And I didn't like the 'look at us, we're cool' last frame, or the bit about 'Beyond duty' etc. Didn't make no sense.
Oh, and I also didn't like the way Ennis' Dredd followed up Necropolis - 'I've been a judge for thirty years. The law is never wrong. You know that'. Nice one Garth, you seem to have missed the whole point of Dredd's long walk and return to Mega-City 1.
But I did like 'Monkey on my Back'.
That's me rant over, thanks.

General / Re: Unforgiven
« on: 26 October, 2003, 08:23:06 PM »
In fairness to the chap, Ennis has acknowledged Clint in Unforgiven's influence on the Saint of Killers. He said it in the introduction to one of the Preacher books. But yeah, that origin story was incredibly similar.

General / Re: Dual Cover megazine
« on: 08 October, 2003, 05:42:49 PM »
'Well my subscription ran out so I only got one cover, I'm not really bothered to be honest. Mahy covers, one cover, as long as the contents is okay.'
With you on that one. I'm not really a big collector by nature, I just like reading stories, me. I chose the one without the camera, though.

General / Re: Which was better - Necropolis ...
« on: 05 October, 2003, 12:32:34 AM »
Tough call, but I'd probably go with the Apocalypse War. Though Necropolis, with a build up that lasted for years, wasn't too shabby at all. Then, Block Mania was a great epic in itself, onnly to prove itself merely a build-up for an even better one. And the effects of the war are still more prominent than those of the Big Nec, about 20 years on.

Prog / Re: Who's the oldest boarder?........
« on: 07 October, 2003, 06:45:10 PM »
Wahey! I'm 28 and thanks to this thread, feeling young. My brothers aren't significantly old and young, though.

Off Topic / Re: Iraq Survey Group
« on: 05 October, 2003, 12:27:33 AM »
'...how those active in the anti-war protests deal with these ironies - such as how some wars, even illegal ones save more innocent lives than they cause'

Alright, I don't pretend to be the most politically aware person in the world, and I've only skimmed through this thread, but I'll throw in my shillingsworth.
I was on some anti-war protests during the Iraq war (which, we are told, has now ended). All this time, I believed the invasion of Iraq may lead to a better Iraq, and it may still do. I believe that the majority of Iraqis wanted the murderous despot Saddam out of power, and now he is. Although the country has descended into a state of near-anarchy, I believe that it may, eventually, become a better place to live than it was before the invasion.
However, I marched because that is not the reason Bush and Blair gave the world for going to war. I marched because I believe that the tragedy of 9/11 has been twisted and exploited to fool the majority of Americans (over two thirds, I think) into thinking Iraq had a part in the terrorist attacks on the US. I also believe that Bush and Rumsfeld pig-headedly defied and put into jeopardy the greatest aid to world peace we have, the U.N. (Alright, it's not perfect, but we have so far avoided a Third World War). Yes, even pre-emptive wars can be justified, but not by massive lies. If leaders tell us their wars are to liberate a country's people, they should try doing it before a war rather than after it.
I am prepared to change my mind, but only when those weapons of mass des-bleeding-struction are found.

Help! / Re: I cant think for myself..........
« on: 26 August, 2003, 08:18:43 PM »
As far as I remember, Mr Katooie, you are fairly young and live in Dublin. These are crappy times for employment: I've been bouncing from one short-term one to another in Dublin for about a year. But yeah, KP work is not too bad, I did it in the Japanese restaurant Ayumi-Ya (Baggot Street) when I was in college, and got fed the very best Japanese food every night. Also, try film-extra work - look up Backstage Casting or go to www.nixers.com. I've been in a few films and TV programmes for a second or two, me, and the pay is, well, it's better than a kick in the bollix, as they say.

General / Re: Ex 2000ad artist found in unus...
« on: 26 August, 2003, 08:11:00 PM »
Chris Halls, who threw in a couple of very Bisley-like episodes of Judgement Day and a few Megazine covers, is actually Chris Cunningham who does the freaky Aphex Twin video stuff.

General / Dredd's World
« on: 02 August, 2003, 10:53:12 PM »
I really hope the Megazine prints an exhaustive account of Dredd's World, like it hinted at a while ago. Is there any other 'universe' in science fiction as well-developed as Dredd's world? I mean, developments every week for twenty-six years. Nearly everywhere on Earth has been accounted for.
While I'm here, another thing I'd love to see is a story about the Great Atom Wars, set when they happened (will happen?). Has this been done already?

General / Re: Langley or Bisley?
« on: 02 August, 2003, 10:44:29 PM »
I like Langley a lot, but I have to say if it comes to a choice I prefer Bisley. While his stuff is getting a bit samey these days, I thought his stuff for ABC Warriors and Slaine (Books one and two of the Horned God, three wasn't quite so impressive) was some of the best artwork 2000ad had ever printed, and I still do.

General / Not-so-many-panelled pages
« on: 31 July, 2003, 06:54:47 PM »
That other thread got me thinking. 2000ad really seems to have dropped its quota of panels per pages over the years. Was this intentional? I'm not even sure which I prefer, loads or a few panels per page.

Off Topic / Re: Tight Boots - a cautionary tal...
« on: 31 July, 2003, 06:50:10 PM »
I have a pair of tight shoes, me. It says size nine on them, but they feel about size two. I fecking hate them, but right now I can't afford a new pair. I keep thinking they will stretch to fit my feet, but the bastards refuse to. I can say with some authority that Joe Dredd and that dead old gimp Judge Morphy are two serious muppets to go round extolling the virtues of tight boots.
Do you hear me?

General / Arkham Asylum
« on: 25 July, 2003, 07:43:47 PM »
I just re-read said graphic novel. It's feckin' A1, Sharon, the second best Batman book i've read after the Dark Knight Strikes Back (only joking, I mean Returns, of course.) Genuinely scary, which is not easily done in a comic.  I also noticed a sex pistols reference in it which I never noticed before. Not sure if Morrison's standard is as high today, although I haven't read too much of his new stuff.

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