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Author Topic: FFT - Semi Final 1 - Nikolai Dante vs Nemesis the Warlock  (Read 1378 times)

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Re: FFT - Semi Final 1 - Nikolai Dante vs Nemesis the Warlock
« Reply #15 on: 06 September, 2022, 09:50:10 AM »
Dante by a country mile. It’s just as ambitious as Nemesis, but is actually something I’m happy to read through again and again and sorry that it ended. Nemesis… yeah. I get why people rate it, and those first few books were like nothing else in comics. But if it wins here, the nostalgia drum is surely beating strong on the forum.

(Most likely final appears to be Stront vs Nemesis, with Stront emerging as the winner. But it’d be lovely to see Dante vs Lawless, showcasing the power of more modern thrills – one of which is still a going concern – rather than 2000 AD always being mired in that limited selection of Stront/Rogue/Sláine/Nemesis alongside Dredd.)

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Re: FFT - Semi Final 1 - Nikolai Dante vs Nemesis the Warlock
« Reply #16 on: 06 September, 2022, 10:15:45 AM »
Nikolai Dante for me also. It's a startlingly good bit of work that balances comedy, brutality, pathos and romance: it tells a long-term coherent story  successfully, and encompasses real character arcs and growth.
Its such a fantastic bit of work, and it bears reading again and again. Plus incredible work from Simon Fraser and John Burns.

Nemesis is amazing for sheer imagination and artwork, but it can't maintain a long-form narrative like Dante does and I don't find myself returning to it as often. Dante forever!
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Re: FFT - Semi Final 1 - Nikolai Dante vs Nemesis the Warlock
« Reply #17 on: 06 September, 2022, 10:36:08 AM »
nikolai dante

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Re: FFT - Semi Final 1 - Nikolai Dante vs Nemesis the Warlock
« Reply #18 on: 06 September, 2022, 12:25:50 PM »
Like in the best sea shanty
I'm wearing my jumper for Dante.

Well done, SBT. Correctly formatted and it rhymes.  10/10.


Nickie Dante

For reasons.

Hmm, do you see where you've gone wrong, AAA?  It's short and pithy, and you've got the poetical formatting, but it doesn't rhyme.  It's a bit of a rookie mistake but well done for trying.  6/10.


Dante is good, but Nemesis is Nemesis.

Oh dear.

You could have rescued this one Sheridan, if you'd spent more of the allocated time on the question.  Something like "Dante is good at least in its genesis/but everyone knows Nemesis is Nemesis.  Still, your writing is very neat. 5/10.

The rest of you, I want you to all take out your dictionaries and colour in the 'O's.
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Re: FFT - Semi Final 1 - Nikolai Dante vs Nemesis the Warlock
« Reply #19 on: 06 September, 2022, 12:40:16 PM »
Oh, if we're doing this poetically:

Here Squaxx votes are cast
Is Nemesis the greatest thrill?
No: Dante, the victor
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Re: FFT - Semi Final 1 - Nikolai Dante vs Nemesis the Warlock
« Reply #20 on: 06 September, 2022, 12:51:44 PM »
Nemesis The Warlock.

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Re: FFT - Semi Final 1 - Nikolai Dante vs Nemesis the Warlock
« Reply #21 on: 06 September, 2022, 01:31:53 PM »
Like in the best sea shanty
I'm wearing my jumper for Dante.

SBT

Ah, that reminds me of the great existential question: Where's me Jumper?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_LB-5mgw-w

Nemesis the Warlock gets my vote.

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Re: FFT - Semi Final 1 - Nikolai Dante vs Nemesis the Warlock
« Reply #22 on: 06 September, 2022, 02:06:29 PM »
Like in the best sea shanty
I'm wearing my jumper for Dante.

SBT

Ah, that reminds me of the great existential question: Where's me Jumper?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_LB-5mgw-w

Nemesis the Warlock gets my vote.

Funnily enough the Sultans of Ping and Shriekback have come up on my playlist within the last week...

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Re: FFT - Semi Final 1 - Nikolai Dante vs Nemesis the Warlock
« Reply #23 on: 06 September, 2022, 03:13:19 PM »
Ah, that reminds me of the great existential question: Where's me Jumper?

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Re: FFT - Semi Final 1 - Nikolai Dante vs Nemesis the Warlock
« Reply #24 on: 06 September, 2022, 03:19:19 PM »
Oh, if we're doing this poetically:

Here Squaxx votes are cast
Is Nemesis the greatest thrill?
No: Dante, the victor

Very good, BB, though my careful study of the text reveals his name is actually Nikolai, not Victor.
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Re: FFT - Semi Final 1 - Nikolai Dante vs Nemesis the Warlock
« Reply #25 on: 06 September, 2022, 03:36:53 PM »
Oh, if we're doing this poetically:

Here Squaxx votes are cast
Is Nemesis the greatest thrill?
No: Dante, the victor

You made some spelling mistakes there...

Here Squaxx votes are cast
Is Nikolai the greatest thrill?
No, danke, the Warlock

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Re: FFT - Semi Final 1 - Nikolai Dante vs Nemesis the Warlock
« Reply #26 on: 06 September, 2022, 04:04:46 PM »
Like in the best sea shanty
I'm wearing my jumper for Dante.
Well done, SBT. Correctly formatted and it rhymes.  10/10.

Wait - that doesn't rhyme! Shant-ee, Dant-ay, shurely? Or do you say Dant-ee? Or do you say shant-ay?

Reminds me that Shakespeare rhymes "love" and "prove", which tells us that we used to say at least one of those rather differently.
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Re: FFT - Semi Final 1 - Nikolai Dante vs Nemesis the Warlock
« Reply #27 on: 06 September, 2022, 04:07:01 PM »
Most likely final appears to be Stront vs Nemesis...

I don't see that, as Dante is currently up by four votes.
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Re: FFT - Semi Final 1 - Nikolai Dante vs Nemesis the Warlock
« Reply #28 on: 06 September, 2022, 04:07:07 PM »
Oh, if we're doing this poetically:

Here Squaxx votes are cast
Is Nemesis the greatest thrill?
No: Dante, the victor

You made some spelling mistakes there...

Here Squaxx votes are cast
Is Nikolai the greatest thrill?
No, danke, the Warlock

WHOOOOOOWWWW there

Just 'cos you do it in rhyme
does mean you vote two time
seeing that in bold name
made me forget you'd done the same
earlier in this very thread
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Re: FFT - Semi Final 1 - Nikolai Dante vs Nemesis the Warlock
« Reply #29 on: 06 September, 2022, 04:10:21 PM »
Ah - so Dante is leading by five votes.
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