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Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 03 December, 2021, 01:43:09 AM »
When all else fails ... DRAMA!

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Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 03 December, 2021, 12:30:17 AM »
Shark - calling people out for placing others in danger when you’re not willing to get vaccinated is hypocritical. Climb down off your high horse, please.

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Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 02 December, 2021, 11:44:34 PM »
Jim - the Coen Brothers are nice. And Scorsese.

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I really enjoyed Pandora - mostly for the art. She was in JD Mega-Special #7 (1994) and then there was a short series (Mural Scream) in megs 2.77-2.81. My short review of Mural Scream goes like this:

She's a Wally Squad operative who goes deep cover into a metaphysical drug gang that's part of an SJS plot to psychically monitor the citizens (that, for some reason, involves passionate, leather-clad, psychedelic sex rituals).

It's barmy stuff, and Hicklenton's art was always challenging and in yer face, in a good way.

(My vote up-thread is still for Twisted Tales, but it was a difficult decision, mainly because of how highly I rate Hicklenton's work.)

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The Bendatti Vendetta

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Bob Byrne's Twisted Tales


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Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 02 December, 2021, 12:19:03 AM »
I agree with X that things got a bit fierce towards Shark and there was a bit of a pile on. Sorry, Shark.

I would respectfully suggest that if Shark didn't wade in with ludicrous strawmen, such as suggesting that anyone in the discussion had said "to hell with the victim", then responses might have been more temperate.

Well, without wanting to start an argument with you, it had been quite heated before that point, with some F-bombs strewn around. Anyway, I agree with X’s general sentiment and it doesn’t cost me much to apologize. I mostly started to feel bad for Shark when he got droid-shamed, tbh.

Edit - I realized just after posting that you’re a droid as well, Jim. Still feels like new information in this old head.

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Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 01 December, 2021, 10:45:37 PM »
How do you check a round to see if it's live or a blank?

Normally, like this:



But with revolvers, you can see the bullets in the chamber, so where the camera would see that, you use dummy rounds instead of blanks - blanks have no tips (but do have propellant), dummy rounds have tips (but no propellant).

So, in the case of dummy rounds, they pretty much look just like a live round, except their primer (the base of the bullet) is dimpled, and they make a rattling sound when you shake them.

All of this leads us back to the armorer, who should have ensured that the round in the gun was either not in the gun (if it wasn't called for in that scene) or that it was a dummy round (by checking the dimple and the rattle).

My sidelines guess is that she looked at the box she'd been given that said "dummy rounds" on the side and figured it was all good to go.

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Baldwin's now saying he didn't pull the trigger, either - that the gun just fired.

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I agree with X that things got a bit fierce towards Shark and there was a bit of a pile on. Sorry, Shark.

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Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 01 December, 2021, 06:49:17 PM »
Rust: US Police to search arms supplier over fatal film shooting - some suggestion here of negligence in the supply chain - live ammo mixed up with dummy rounds.

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General / Re: The 2021 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar
« on: 01 December, 2021, 06:10:45 PM »
Yes please to festive Gronkings.

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Sooner or Later. You know it mock's sense.

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Atavar

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Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: 01 December, 2021, 03:46:58 PM »
I agree with Shark, TBH.

To be fair, I can see where Shark's coming from, as well. The questions around this case revolve around all sorts of issues to do with the culture on set, whether Baldwin (as both the person firing the gun and also one of the producers of the film) is partially culpable, whether anyone else is and so on.

I still think there's a valid point to be made (and it has been already of course) regarding one's personal responsibility where the safety of something has been guaranteed to you by a trusted expert. It was perhaps frivolous of me to link to an A-Team clip, but on the other hand do you really think Howling Mad Murdoch (I realize he's acting) was checking each clip before firing his automatic rifle out of a bullet-proof dustbin?

"I was told it was safe," does not allow you to abdicate responsibility in other situations.

Doesn't it, though? I got sold a car and was told it had never been in an accident. Later, it broke down, and the mechanic let me know the problem - the radiator was bust because it had been in an accident. He also discovered that the driver's airbag was non-operational for the same reason. I contacted the seller, who I persuaded to pay for all the repairs. They did so because (well, because they realized they were lucky I wasn't suing them) it was their responsibility - because they'd told me it was safe (in writing, on official-looking paper and signed by their trained mechanics).

If the worst had happened, and I or someone else had died because of the failed airbag, your argument is that it would be my own fault? Have you checked the validity of the airbag in your car? Or do you just trust that it's operational?

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That U-Toob lawyer guy goes on about the Rust case here. (Of course, he makes money from views, so from one perspective he's just enriching himself by jumping on board the gossip bandwagon. He even uses gunfire SFX on his vid, which is, kindly, tasteless.)

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General / Re: Now I Know My ABCs...
« on: 01 December, 2021, 04:38:13 AM »
A-Z updates

Filling up some more gaps...
      
Stories section:
   Legends of the Rogue Trooper
   The Lord Weird Slough Feg
   Necronauts
   'Splorers         
   Tales of the Leviathan
   Work Experience                                    
   Xtnct   

Dreddverse section:   
   Breathing Space   
   Citi-Def                                    
   Creep                                          
   The Dead Man

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General / Re: Festive Thrill-Tree: GN Blurb Translated Too Many Times
« on: 01 December, 2021, 01:29:35 AM »
Bit of a giveaway in paragraph #3, but I had it figured out by the end of paragraph #2 (m'lud).

I like "Fortunately, The Secret Service controls the British Secret Service." One would hope so.

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