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Re: The Great Dante Readthrough Podcast
« Reply #165 on: 11 June, 2021, 01:25:30 PM »
Thanks for this once again, Edie and Simon.  I'll miss you both while you're on your (much-deserved) podcast break.  Really interesting discussion of a really important scene (that post-coital scene in the shack, of course). 

I don't think 2000ad has ever had a more sexually explicit scene than that one - Jena talking about 'over and over again' as her hand did something to Dante just off-panel, and then grumbling about how 'some things shrink when commitment is mentioned' when Dante turns away from her with a look of shame.  I seem to remember the internet being up in arms over a far less overt Marvel scene when Thor's mental issues put paid to his bedroom antics.

But more than that, it was when everything changed - Dante and Jena finally realising their love for each other, and then the reality of war dashing their dreams in minutes.  It was also about the time when Nikolai began to really start leaving his Loaded-stye Dikolai antics behind him, and I started warming to the character properly.  As always, the podcast has made me appreciate Dante on a much deeper level and realise the absolute epic scale of what Robbie and Simon crafted over the years.
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« Reply #166 on: 11 June, 2021, 01:28:51 PM »
Forgot to say - I can't believe it took the podcast to make me realise that 'All the Russias' meant the entire world.  Obvious in hindsight!
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Re: The Great Dante Readthrough Podcast
« Reply #167 on: 11 June, 2021, 01:46:57 PM »
Finished this one off this morning on my run and look forward to you returning when you are good and ready. Its been a blast so far and I'm (almost) as excited about the idea of interviews with all involved. It will make this an even more of glorious companion piece to Dante. If and when those get done they will be an fantastic addition.

You've certainly picked a good place to pause and returning on Tsar Wars will be quite a thing and something I'm looking forward to a tremendous amount.

Most importantly though have a lovely honeymoon. May all those distilleries serve you well and whatever else you get up to be fun.

See you on the otherside.

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Re: The Great Dante Readthrough Podcast
« Reply #168 on: 11 June, 2021, 03:30:12 PM »

Most importantly though have a lovely honeymoon. May all those distilleries serve you well and whatever else you get up to be fun.


Ah yes, apologies, should have mentioned that! Have an amazing honeymoon - a tour of distilleries sounds absolutely brilliant.
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