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Messages - The Mind of Wolfie Smith

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Off Topic / Re: Real life accidents on film/tv sets
« on: Today at 02:02:08 PM »
presumption of innocence is definitively over now, isn't it?

brian innit?
walter the wobot
and bring him back! love the whole dredd 'family' soap.

pan-african judges

captain klep

kevin, robin, and a chin to rival old stoney face? check.


absolutely loved the elliptical breathing space.

judge inspector inaba

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 28 November, 2021, 11:09:10 PM »
hey barrington, thanks for the kind words. i'm only about a quarter way through and i've slowed right down, sighing at the opening ... this will be a lifetime thing.
i guess i still love the conceit and the potential. but some very fine writers (and some very average writers) have clearly agreed a template from which they must not veer. i dunno ... there are many great books and movies that only come alive at the end and so i perhaps foolishly still have hope. but so far each book could probably be summarised in a short paragraph - and many of those summaries would be near identical ...

colony earth

a life less ordinary

and i can't stand a life less ordinary (apart from the soundtrack).

jeez there's a pattern here, colin. forget the romance of the cup - this preliminary round is often the purgatory that exists between the devil and the deep blue sea.

joe black

tax consultant

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 23 November, 2021, 01:19:42 PM »
i'm also trudging through the horus heresy books in order (being a dreadful virgo, i've started so i have to finish) - and i concur entirely with the above comments.
what's most depressing is that every time a character or an interaction or a ritual or a sense of wonder becomes intriguing or interesting, the writers chicken out (even dan) to give us endless chapters of generic blood and guts.
and sometimes the overriding creed of violence starts to exert some kind of emotional heft and consequence. but it stops there. it's like the writers are scared to venture into the truly dark places of consciousness and loss in the 40k universe, and instead revert to mere slaughter - which becomes less and less impressive and more and more inconsequential by repetition as the trudge continues.
there are some classics in there, within the overly viscid cocoon of mere muscle and blood. but i'm just probably the wrong reader ... and i'm perfectly prepared and happy to have a few books like this. but not a hundred of them.

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