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Website and Forum / Re: How to make a healthy vibrant forum?
« on: 04 July, 2020, 01:02:24 PM »
I have been coming to this site and the Fortean Times forum more often. I think it is because a) I am not stuck in a broken down commuter train stressed out, wondering if I am ever going to get to where I need to be b) not exhausted because of a) and c) need the social interactions of forums more often to balance not being in the office or out with friends. Forums are still my favourite form of chat because of the indepth nature of them and the way you get to know people over years. I use Facebook and Twitter in different ways because the contact tend to be more fleeting.

Website and Forum / Re: Unable to renew or set up a subscription
« on: 04 July, 2020, 12:36:44 PM »
Am having same problem. I've sent a message to the subs people. I am glad to know I am not the only one having problems. I just tried to order the forthcoming Tammy & Jinty special as well whilst I was there and 'Oops something went wrong' so I suspect it is the website shop having kittens not me!

Prog / Re: Prog 2183: Regened - Five knockout thrills!
« on: 15 June, 2020, 12:54:31 PM »
My local posties are having truble delivering anything at the moment due to staffing problems so I only recently got this prog and I haven't got the following proga at all skipping straight to the next one.

I like the Regened concept. I really hope it gets popular enough to spin off into a more regular offering (monthly?) and introduces more kids to sci-fi and the 2000AD stable. Having said that my favourite strip is Finder & Keeper by a country mile. Partly because the art is fantastic and partly because the characters are brand new and not just young versions of long established characters. It means it could go anywhere and any place. With Dredd and Alpha their lives are pretty much mapped out unless the writers decide to go off at a tangent and create a new universe. It does feel as if the writers of the established characters are more restricted. I guess you have to have Dredd, unless it was decided that Dredd had to be cloned anew.

Prog / Re: Prog 2128 - The Kid who would become the King of Cool
« on: 02 May, 2019, 03:35:22 PM »
Shit I still don't have this prog either and the previous two came at the same time. if this carries on i am cancelling.

Prog / Re: Prog 2129 - Once Upon A Crime...
« on: 02 May, 2019, 03:34:22 PM »
Still haven't got this. I am not often getting the prog before it hits the shops, nowdays.

Speaking as someone on the distaff side who owns every copy of Misty but is only dimly aware of Scream through its merger with Eagle I am quite happy for the Scream logo to be given prominence. If I was launching a horror comic now I would call it something like that even if it was aimed at girls. 

Misty is a bit subtle and only worked in the 70s because of the tradition of giving girl's comics girl's names so it was part trad girls comic (with non scary and positively bouncy logo) and part dank fenland graveyard.

So I am happy to see a scary comic called Scream (and Misty) with a picture of a pretty lady on the front and hope it appears to both boys and girls of a gothic persuasion and sells by the bucket-load. I have preordered my copy anyway and am spreading the word.

Megazine / Re: Meg 385 - A Town Called Malice!
« on: 27 June, 2017, 04:11:06 PM »
I didn't like the cover a heck of a lot, the humans do look Simian because their noses are way too short and high up. It lengthens the bottom half of the face although this does make them look very aggressive. The Lawless comic inside was great though.

I thought that was a great Dredd story and I would love to see Laurel Docks return. The rest of the strips were really enjoyable too.

I didn't realise that Edmund Bagwell did Syd Serene! I used to adore that in Deadline. It was pure Acid House in the form of a comic. I was a fan much earlier than I ever knew. What a great loss he is.

Prog / Re: Prog 2037 - Unexpected Item in the Fragging Area
« on: 27 June, 2017, 03:49:34 PM »
One thing I really loved about Grey Area this week is that there was a totally unconnected little story happening on the right hand side of the panels with the business-alien. I think there was an alien which did something weird (bloodsucking?) to a drunk alien and then it looks up and sees a lady-alien and they fall in love. It was rather sweet.

Prog / Re: Prog 2030 Fearful Symmetry
« on: 10 May, 2017, 11:28:24 AM »
Also popping in to celebrate the cover. It's also a case where the byline and the image work perfectly together. Props to all concerned.

General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 06 May, 2017, 02:24:51 PM »
That's awful Blaze. You and your wife have my sympathies.

Prog / Re: Prog 2019 - Forty Years. One Law. His Law.
« on: 22 February, 2017, 04:43:04 PM »
Dabnett is a walking pin generator. He has my highest respect for his use of the highest form of wit.

I liked the kettle bit in SinDex too.

Prog / Re: 40th Anniversary Prog. Probably a stupid question.
« on: 22 February, 2017, 04:39:54 PM »
Ya,y order 25200. Nice round number!

Prog / Re: 40th Anniversary Prog. Probably a stupid question.
« on: 22 February, 2017, 04:34:26 PM »
Not a stupid question as I came on here to find out the answer too,

Thanks for posting the link Molch-R

Off Topic / Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« on: 21 February, 2017, 03:28:54 PM »
You'd be forgiven for feeling a bit down after that palaver.

Off Topic / Re: Life is riddled with a procession of minor impediments
« on: 09 February, 2017, 12:18:52 PM »
Good tips. We hire through getting applicants to initially fill out competency based forms before selection for interview. It is amazing how many people just attach a CV and write 'see CV' in every box. They are first to go in the bin. I have always suspected those people of just applying to keep their benefits adviser happy. I hope it is that and they are not completely misguided.

I am in my new flat! The day went off without a hitch once I had got all the people to meet me at the times I could be met. I am not in love with the flat - no tellybox, freeview etc and the heating is a bit tricky - but I have a roof over my head and loads of people helping me with my issues (my cousin-in-law is a very useful gas engineer).

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