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Author Topic: FFT - Ratfink vs Balls Brothers - Round 1 Heat 20 - MATCH ABANDONED!  (Read 210 times)

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Into the third week now and we're well into the swing of things and we’ve really been testing those thrill-banks so far and exposing thrills that aren’t very fondly remembered and so folks are struggling to recall. This week will be no different, there will be thrills here that are pretty damned decent and some that will have folks wondering why they’ve never read them… and in some cases that won’t be a bad thing!

OH NO - this one will make the headlines for all the wrong reasons - after failing a late Thrill-check Ratfink is disqualified as, well … it's not actually a series in its own right. There is much pointing of fingers in FFTA (Forum’s Favourite Thrill Association) HQ as questions are raised as to how this mistake has been made. Accusing fingers are pointed. Press hounds try to dig for stories of corruption and intrigue, failing to accept that even the FFTA is open to incompetence and fumbling.

BALL’S BROTHER win by default!

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Re: FFT - Ratfink vs Balls Brothers - Round 1 Heat 20 - MATCH ABANDONED!
« Reply #1 on: 09 November, 2021, 06:44:42 AM »
Eh? There was a Ratfink solo story in either the Villains Special it one of the FCBD issues. But only one, so maybe that's what you mean?
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Re: FFT - Ratfink vs Balls Brothers - Round 1 Heat 20 - MATCH ABANDONED!
« Reply #2 on: 09 November, 2021, 06:48:29 AM »
Mmmmm, controversial controversial  I might be inclined to make a 62-min video about this and "leak" it to the WR
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Re: FFT - Ratfink vs Balls Brothers - Round 1 Heat 20 - MATCH ABANDONED!
« Reply #3 on: 09 November, 2021, 07:06:56 AM »
Eh? There was a Ratfink solo story in either the Villains Special it one of the FCBD issues. But only one, so maybe that's what you mean?

That's exactly it. For some reason I got it into my head that one of the stories in the trade was from a series in its own right, rather than a Dredd story. So the story in the special is just a one off and so Ratfink doesn't qualify.

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Re: FFT - Ratfink vs Balls Brothers - Round 1 Heat 20 - MATCH ABANDONED!
« Reply #4 on: 09 November, 2021, 07:08:39 AM »
Mmmmm, controversial controversial  I might be inclined to make a 62-min video about this and "leak" it to the WR

Well thanks for the advise Michel, Sepp I'll see you later to discuss...

...oh sorry didn't see you there. I don't know what you mean whiff of corruption!

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Re: FFT - Ratfink vs Balls Brothers - Round 1 Heat 20 - MATCH ABANDONED!
« Reply #5 on: 09 November, 2021, 09:00:23 AM »
I mean, this is literally the only way Balls Brothers could have progressed into round 2, and that's even taking into account the very lovely art by Kev Walker. It's terrible.

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Re: FFT - Ratfink vs Balls Brothers - Round 1 Heat 20 - MATCH ABANDONED!
« Reply #6 on: 09 November, 2021, 10:43:29 AM »
I mean, this is literally the only way Balls Brothers could have progressed into round 2, and that's even taking into account the very lovely art by Kev Walker. It's terrible.

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Re: FFT - Ratfink vs Balls Brothers - Round 1 Heat 20 - MATCH ABANDONED!
« Reply #7 on: 09 November, 2021, 07:08:31 PM »
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Re: FFT - Ratfink vs Balls Brothers - Round 1 Heat 20 - MATCH ABANDONED!
« Reply #8 on: 10 November, 2021, 01:29:46 AM »
so balls brothers goes through on a technicality, while all time zarjaz thrill disaster 1990 goes out to some forgettable filler from the dark age era IN THE VERY FIRST ROUND???!!!
stop the count!
(if not, i'm still backing the good captain klep to personify the romance of the cup with a deep run for the ages).
(and can i give my ratfink points to city of the damned?).

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Re: FFT - Ratfink vs Balls Brothers - Round 1 Heat 20 - MATCH ABANDONED!
« Reply #9 on: 11 November, 2021, 11:41:03 AM »
Is the FFTA accepting brown envelopes from a mildly embarrassed John Wagner one wonders?

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Re: FFT - Ratfink vs Balls Brothers - Round 1 Heat 20 - MATCH ABANDONED!
« Reply #10 on: 11 November, 2021, 11:55:15 AM »
Is the FFTA accepting brown envelopes from a mildly embarrassed John Wagner one wonders?

They contain promises for more Dredd for the next 5 years at least...

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Re: FFT - Ratfink vs Balls Brothers - Round 1 Heat 20 - MATCH ABANDONED!
« Reply #11 on: 11 November, 2021, 12:21:11 PM »
I mean, this is literally the only way Balls Brothers could have progressed into round 2, and that's even taking into account the very lovely art by Kev Walker. It's terrible.

It was no masterpiece - far from it - but it wasn't that bad.  My main problem was that Rocky looked like he should be called Eggy and Eggy looked like he should be called Rocky.  And the budgie, which reminded me that while John Wagner wrote America and Bury my Knee at Wounded Heart, he also wrote Shit the Dog.
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