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Fictionalized violence, sometimes played for laughs, is really a cornerstone of 2000 AD. A shag-gas should surely be less offensive than brutal violence, no? Or, at least, shouldn't all the other violence be equally abhorrent?

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Anderson Psi Division

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Lenny Zero.

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Gee, Sam, it's ... uhm ... Robo-Hunter.

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On the strength of the story, it's Metalzoic.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2280 - High-Octane Sci-Fi Action!
« on: 09 May, 2022, 06:40:34 PM »
We often end up circling around the question of Regened's position in the schedule, but I'm appreciating IP's point about (some of the) core character concepts being problematic - and I think that's worth emphasizing.

One aspect of 2000AD's core appeal that is often lauded when people hark back to the early days is that it owns a counterculture narrative. It's chaotic - it's got an anarchic streak - the lunatics have taken over the asylum - in many ways it feels like it's on the edge of acceptability. My dad didn't like it - he saw Dredd and thought I was worshiping a terrible fascist. So, it's cool because it was something I understood on another level to my "modern parent".

But, as IP has pointed out, Cadet Dredd really is a stick in the mud, and often the moral of the stories is about the letter of the law being more important than the society it's been built to supposedly protect. That makes Dredd the baddie, but he's being presented as a goodie. So - it's a broken moral construct. And - surely Regened isn't being designed to appeal to Tories*? Or, have I got that wrong?

*An assumption here that Tories know they're evil.

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Amen!

Ant Wars

Which reminds me: Them! has some Wilhelm Screams in it.

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Hope... I never see scissor-shaped spaceships ever again.

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Games / Re: Gamebooks
« on: 09 May, 2022, 04:09:20 PM »
I hope I haven't bigged it up too much! But I am really enjoying them.

Love those books.

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General / Re: Sideshow Vote: This is not a blast from the past
« on: 09 May, 2022, 02:37:55 AM »
‘Splorers
Pandora Perfect
Full Tilt Boogie

HM: Mayflies

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I've never drawn a tie.

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General / Re: Sideshow Vote: The end of the road
« on: 08 May, 2022, 08:21:59 PM »
Thanks, broodblik - I haven't had time to partake in all of your sideshows, but even when I was trying to limit myself, some of them dragged me in by the scruff of the neck and screamed "VOTE!" into my trembling visage.

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General / Re: Forum's Favourite Thrill - Round 3
« on: 08 May, 2022, 05:40:14 PM »
With apologies to Fabry and Flint:


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Links / Re: Youtube Gold
« on: 08 May, 2022, 04:01:49 PM »

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Games / Re: Gamebooks
« on: 08 May, 2022, 03:47:52 PM »
The other main difference is that CYOA books tend to be multiple linear branches and have lots of different endings, whereas FF books tend towards the complexity of side quests, but with a common core thread that leads towards a shared finale.

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