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Messages - Dandontdare

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Off Topic / Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« on: 18 November, 2022, 12:05:37 PM »
My current 2000ad & Meg subscription has lapsed because I changed my debit card -  but I cannot get in to my account to change this and renew. My old password doesn't work, and I'm simply not receiving the 'reset password' emails - but weirdly, I am getting an email saying 'we have received a login attempt from a browser we have not recently seen' every time I try.

I miss just being able to have a chat with Denise who'd sort it immediately.

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Film & TV / Re: MCU TV: Werewolf By Night
« on: 17 November, 2022, 01:47:58 AM »
I've not seen She-Hulk, but all of that sounds like a fairly straight lift from the comics

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General / Re: Catchphrases
« on: 08 November, 2022, 11:57:20 PM »
In memory of Kevin O'Neill, not a catchphrase as such, but a memorable cover strapline:

"I operated on my own BRAIN BRIAN!"

fixed (RIP Kev)


Insomuch as Dredd has a 'catchphrase', perhaps it's something like "HI-EX!" or "INCENDIARY!"

Um... something about being the Law or something?

I never thought "I am the law!" was an appropriate catchphrase for Dredd.  What is he declaring?  That he is enforcing the law?  That he is the embodiment of the law?  It sounds more like the kind of "I'm in charge" power-tripping remark that Cal would make.  "Do what I say, because me, I'm the law, and that's all there is to it.  What I say goes."

I do see how it fits in with the Judges being able to pass sentence as well as arrest people, but that capability's not unique to Dredd.  If Dredd said it as a plain statement, "I am the law (here and now, in this situation we're dealing with)", it would make more sense.  He is not the type to boast and swagger so emphatically referencing himself seems off.  "I am the law!  Do what I say, because what I say goes."



This has occurred to me as well.  It's a variant on hammering on the door and saying "this is the law" but adapted to the more solitary law enforcement of MC1 - sure they do sometimes go around in pairs, but compare real-life police and the judges and the judges are much more likely to go around on their own, just their lawmaster to speak to.

I always thought it a variation of Louis IV, when told that he couldn't just raise a new tax according to the law, replied "Le loi, c'est moi" (I wonder if that's what Dredd says in the French translations?)

But if you want context, you have to go back to the original (I think this is the first time he said it) in the Cursed Earth:



Pat Mills does love a catchphrase (almost as much as seven member teams with cool nicknames). His poorest attempt though was in the ABC Warriors - remember those cops in the silent cyber-city who would leap out of their flyers shouting "Let's download!" That didn't catch on.


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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 03 November, 2022, 01:29:55 PM »

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Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« on: 29 October, 2022, 06:58:59 PM »

Nice one.

How about a scan or something?

well I managed to get a pic from my phone to my laptop, but my shitty upload speeds mean I can't seem to get the fucker onto imgur to get it on here - pm me your mobile or e-mail and I'll zap it over.

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Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« on: 29 October, 2022, 05:17:57 PM »
I have a letter printed in the latest Private Eye. Chuffed.

Even those of you who don’t know my name shouldn’t have trouble spotting which one it is. For a nerdy comic correction, should be glad it wasn’t part of Pedantry Corner

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 29 October, 2022, 08:21:42 AM »





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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 26 October, 2022, 11:26:57 PM »


Before was was was, was was is.


That's awesome, because before is was is, is was was. But, hang on, shouldn't it be after was was was, was was is? Or, before was was is, was was was?
My brain's 'urtin agin.

Surely, before was was was was was has been, then was was was was; and is was was was but was wasn't is. Is will be will be, but that's another story

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 25 October, 2022, 06:58:08 PM »
I remember Motorhead playing a gig in their house, for no apparent reason
Apologies if everybody already knows this, but the reason is that by including a musical number, it would be classed as light entertainment rather than comedy, and get a bigger budget.

News to me! This is the magic of the Board
Me too!

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Off Topic / Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« on: 25 October, 2022, 06:55:15 PM »
Oof, a double whammy. Get well soon mate

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Film & TV / Re: On telly this week
« on: 24 October, 2022, 10:58:46 AM »
yeah, "I don't do robes" made me smile.

It was like 2000ad in the 1990s - sifting through oceans of dross for a few nuggets of gold.

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Off Topic / Re: This is the News!
« on: 20 October, 2022, 11:03:17 PM »
Someone being honest about how they feel being quickly ushered out of the studio...

Miriam Margolyes swears about Jeremy Hunt on BBC Radio 4 – audio


Oh come on, you cannot hire Miriam Margolyes and then be shocked when she swears. That's like going to a strip club and complaining that the women were underdressed.

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Books & Comics / Re: The New Adventures of Pat Mills
« on: 14 October, 2022, 07:03:28 PM »
I liked American Reaper, although I've never re-read it. Can't quite believe it's already ten years old. Maybe I should read it again. It had a strong premise.

It did, but what always put me off was that I felt like I was in a focus group for a movie pitch. I don't mind movies based on comics but I don't like comics that only seem to exist because they desperately want to be movies.

AS for Slaine, the story has descended into an incomprehensible ramble, but for some time I've just enjoyed it as a showcase for some jaw-droppingly beautiful art. I liked the way he tied up Savage and ABC warriors continuity, but don't need any more.


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General / Re: Quick Dredd questions topic
« on: 14 October, 2022, 06:47:37 PM »
My abiding vision of the Angel Gang is that they were super into torturing their victims, even building comples machines to do it better. Which is arguably nastier than cannibalism?

Well, quite — that was our reaction: We can have people literally blown to pieces or dropped into meat grinders, but God forbid a bit of them ends up in someone else's mouth…? Didn't make a huge amount of sense to us, either.

Well thank grud we headed off a generation of kids pickling their little brothers in giant test tubes of vinegar.

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General / Re: Quick Dredd questions topic
« on: 14 October, 2022, 08:26:45 AM »
Don't think they've ever been mentioned as cannibals in the comic - but I wouldn't put it past 'em!

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