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General / Re: Why is Army of Darkness consid...
« on: 07 March, 2005, 08:00:00 PM »
I think, because it's a sequel, it suffers harsher criticism.

For people looking for "more of the same", it didn't really deliver, as it's a completely different movie from I and II (themselves, of course, very similar).

Perhaps, to "the critics", it didn't work because it was more of an outright comedy than the previous movies.

The crucial difference, for me, is that Evil Dead I & II are tense and scary (whilst still being comedic in places) whereas Army of Darkness simply is not scary.  It's gory, amusing, inventive and bizarre:  but it's just not scary.  For a horror movie, that's got to be a downside.

(Of course, it would be unfair to compare Alien and Aliens, as they are completely different sub-genres of sci-fi:  horror and action respectively.)

General / Re: No Title
« on: 08 March, 2005, 10:48:08 PM »
Yeah, she was a mentalist.

Megazine / Re: Meg 230: Blazin' Squad.......
« on: 20 March, 2005, 09:07:44 PM »
Oops - Grant actually mentions that in the new story.  I wonder what the most hats eaten by a single poster in one week is?

Still - Melda going out in a blaze of glory is better than being squished by a neon sign.

I'll get me coat...

Megazine / Re: Meg 230: Blazin' Squad....
« on: 20 March, 2005, 06:24:57 PM »

Whatever Happened To Melda Dreepe?

Actually, she died in Prog 239 (part four of Block Mania).

She was the leader of the last 277 Dan Tanna blockers (gassed by Heston & Montalban), and I quote:

"Weather control's measures came too late for Dan Tanna's brave 277.  They perished in toto as they charged across no block land".

I am a continuity nerd and I claim my 5 galactic groats.

Film & TV / Re: NO!
« on: 06 March, 2005, 05:10:43 AM »
As with the Psycho remake, it just begs the question "why?" and the answer is usually "for money, you dolt, why do you think?"

Mind you, some remakes are good (Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, for example).  It's just that when there's nothing visibly wrong with the original, why re-invent the wheel?  Oh yeah...money.

General / Re: world judge competition..........
« on: 12 March, 2005, 04:15:02 AM »
My Judge Nanobot isn't a proper entry to your competition because I stole all of the images during a swift google-image search.

I just thought it was an interesting concept.

Here's some cod backstory:

The Mega-City Two Justice Dept. is understandably depleted, having been nuked out of existance on Judgement Day.

In rebuilding the city, the few survivors turned to mechanised units along the same lines as MC-1's Mechanismo program.

Further, there is a massive robot community in the city, due to the need for mechanised labour.

Organised crime perps, inspired by the Narcos affair, constantly attempt to subvert robots using Grid (future internet) virus infiltration and off-world nano-tech.

After several mechanised Judge units were subverted, resulting in the death of many senior judges in an attempted coup, the first Judge Nanobots were deployed, to seek out and destroy grid-crime and robot subversion.

Their motto:  0100 1001 0110 0001 0110 1101 0111 0100 0110 1000 0110 0101 0110 1100 0110 0001 0111 0111 0010 0001

[Thanks to QuimbyXMouse for clarifying the current assumed status of MC-2.]

General / Re: world judge competion...
« on: 10 March, 2005, 04:55:10 AM »

General / Re: Longest Ever Story Title?........
« on: 06 March, 2005, 08:30:27 AM »
Going too far:


General / Re: Longest Ever Story Title?........
« on: 04 March, 2005, 11:55:24 PM »
This says that the full title is "How could you believe me when I said I loved you when you know I've been a liar all my life?" so nyah boo sucks.

General / Longest Ever Story Title?
« on: 04 March, 2005, 05:47:47 PM »

The title for the latest Nikolai Dante story ("How Could You Believe Me When I Said I Loved You When You Know I've Been A Liar All My Life") got me thinking - is that the longest title ever in 2000AD?

Prog 506 had the Judge Dredd story "They Shoot Deejays, Don't They? (Or At Least They Ought To!)" - which might be the second longest.

Off Topic / Re: A Dave-based block war!..........
« on: 04 March, 2005, 10:14:20 PM »
The "Dave The Orang-Utan Mayorial Memorial" staff place explosive nuclear bananas in David Campese Con Apt bookies helocopter tail pipe, Tank's cannon, Trout's poop-chute, Usher's check-out, Dave Letterman Block's microphone. LMS's cricket codpiece and funt's wangle.

Eat nuclear banana kill-death you feckers!

Off Topic / Re: A Dave-based block war!...
« on: 04 March, 2005, 08:11:02 PM »
The "Dave The Orang-Utan Mayorial Memorial" staff get their bananas out and prepare to wreak terrible havoc.

Off Topic / Re: A Dave-based block war!...
« on: 04 March, 2005, 06:37:22 PM »
The HAL 9000 blockers say "Why don't we just calm down and talk things over, Dave?"

Off Topic / Re: Column...Read...Please.........
« on: 05 March, 2005, 01:39:53 AM »
(Hopefully) constructive criticism:

Honestly, I don't find the subject matter particularly appealing, but that's just personal taste.

I think you should spend some time on the structure of your prose.  Perhaps you know someone you could get to proof-read your work?


"Since his re-election President Bush has amid the neo-conservative, radical posturing intended for the domestic audience been stretching the olive branch to the European Union."

This first sentence does not read well, and would perhaps be better as:

"Since his re-election President Bush has (amid the neo-conservative, radical posturing intended for the domestic audience) been stretching the olive branch to the European Union."

There are many examples of this throughout the article, where use of commas, colons and brackets could make it an easier read.

Statements such as "The parallels with the Habsburgs and their ?above nationality? position are staggering." should be avoided, as they are presumptive of the readers conclusions.  If indeed the parallels are staggering, the reader should come to this conclusion through the facts presented to them.  One should try to avoid hyperbole when writing a factual essay, I find.  Simply, there are parallels:  whether or not I'm staggered by them is up to me.

"five out of 6" mixes number formats, which distracts the reader.  It should be either "5 out of 6" or "five out of six", for the sake of consistency.

Finally, I would suggest making your paragraphs shorter, especially when displaying prose on the internet.  Large paragraphs are intimidating, which is the last thing you want in such a dry subject.

As I said above, I don't personally find the subject matter of interest, but you've obviously put a lot of time into researching the subject.  

Website and Forum / Re: html tags
« on: 16 July, 2005, 05:27:28 PM »
What were you trying to do, anyway?

[He said, embaressed now at having pandered such hacky code on a public forum.]

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