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Messages - sheridan

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I think Helter Skelter must be there so they can name drop some famous comics people who used to work for Tharg…. If not, then yep, totally baffling.

As seems to have been noticed, there are a few obvious potential omissions on this list…

No Crusade or Judgement Day, for a start ;) ;)

Always funny how different people will pick some unexpected choices (if they were just going for big names then surely they'd have rotated out Helter Skelter for Emerald Isle?  They'd have got the creative team for Hellblazer and Preacher then).


I noticed there was also a link to an article on (the boardgame) Block Mania too: 80s Judge Dredd board game Block Mania returns.

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Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 14 June, 2021, 10:37:56 PM »
Am I uncultured if I only know Ned from the role as Otis in the Superman films?

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General / Re: Festive Thrill-Tree: GN Blurb Translated Too Many Times
« on: 12 June, 2021, 05:05:20 PM »
Some of those translations are pretty easy, but they just have to be left in for the sake of amusement.  I wonder if Judge Button knew Judge Pin?


This week's quizzer:

Quote from: translation
For the first time, the game is intended for Jackson fans only!

Iron-Claude destroys a dragon that kills a monster, but one word ... 'Destroy it!' What is his purpose? To protect the world from the onslaught of demons on the opposite side known known as is over. Released in 2000, this new story was released to an audience of 2,000.

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General / Re: Festive Thrill-Tree: GN Blurb Translated Too Many Times
« on: 12 June, 2021, 05:03:33 PM »
As for the new one I think Corinthian is right but just to throw in an alternative - Meltdown Man (though have we had that already?).

We did - in fact you're the one who correctly guessed MM!

Speaking of correct guesses - The Corinthian was spot on.  Here's the comparison:

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Lose Yourself In A Tale Of Epic Fantasy!

30 years after the British parliament suspended the death penalty, the gallows have returned and Adam Cadman finds himself being the first person to be hanged since 1964. But as his life drains away, Adam is transported to a strange, new dimension, populated by warriors and mystical beasts: the bizarre Mazeworld! Written by 2000 AD legend Alan Grant (Judge Dredd, Batman) and featuring the breath-taking artwork of Arthur Ranson (Button Man, Judge Anderson) this must-have graphic novel contains the complete Mazeworld saga.


Quote from: translation
I’m lost for a great, great event!

He returned to power 10 years after the death penalty was abolished by the British Parliament and feels like he did not commit suicide 90 years later. Of course, when he died, he was moved to an unfamiliar place inhabited by soldiers Nick and a mysterious beast: the world of tourism! Eddie wrote an exemplary novel by two very amazing couples and Bright Master Shanti Lanson (Judge Button), which is part of a very complex world.

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General / Re: Dredd's real-time ageing?
« on: 12 June, 2021, 04:59:18 PM »
Mrs Gunderson is relatively young compared to some mega-citizens we've seen (Bizmo Klux* was mentioned earlier) though it should be noted that Gunderson isn't quite as active as Dredd tends to get!

* born: 12th July 1971, died 24th December 2104

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Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« on: 11 June, 2021, 08:47:45 AM »
Second Jag yesterday, no side effect, all good!! and a week's hols next week.

Second Jag?  What are you, a deputy prime minister?

 :lol: Nope, Scottish: so its a jag not a jab (which is a punch). Jags are prickly things little thistles, bunnets or jumpers


Thanks for the linguistics lesson - I'd thought it was a typo!


Love hearing about the Scots terms - particularly as I spent much of my childhood reading a comic which frequently featured Scots in-jokes in about two thirds of the stories (because they were written by John Wagner and Alan Grant).  I still wonder how many I'm missing!

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Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« on: 11 June, 2021, 08:45:42 AM »
I say this here because it is just 'sort of' OK that I just signed off on a mortgage and bought (a share of) my first property. Its not an ideal set up, but is more secure than renting and at an equal or slightly less monthly cost.

Yay! Responsibilities that are my own for a change!

Congratulations - though as many media outlets may claim, when you have problems around the house you're going to have to deal with them yourself *



* only kidding - like the average landlord ever deals with issues with their property anyway!

p.s. do you have a garden?  Ours has really helped us get through lockdown for the last year.

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General / Re: Mega City Book Club - a new podcast about 2000AD books
« on: 08 June, 2021, 08:55:08 AM »
Now you've got me wondering why it's in greyscale - is it to highlight the use of chiaroscuro in the artwork, which colour would distract from?  Or is that all you could grab your hands on?  I'll just have to listen and find out!

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Shame!  Shame!

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Prog / Re: Guatemala
« on: 08 June, 2021, 08:52:03 AM »
You've not finished reading it yet?  I think I remember wondering at the time how she'd have had time to have a daughter while being a judge...

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General / Re: Festive Thrill-Tree: GN Blurb Translated Too Many Times
« on: 08 June, 2021, 08:44:27 AM »
Probably a bit of an easier one - certainly less misleading!

Quote from: translation
I’m lost for a great, great event!

He returned to power 10 years after the death penalty was abolished by the British Parliament and feels like he did not commit suicide 90 years later. Of course, when he died, he was moved to an unfamiliar place inhabited by soldiers Nick and a mysterious beast: the world of tourism! Eddie wrote an exemplary novel by two very amazing couples and Bright Master Shanti Lanson (Judge Button), which is part of a very complex world.

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General / Re: Festive Thrill-Tree: GN Blurb Translated Too Many Times
« on: 08 June, 2021, 08:42:42 AM »
Y'see, I thought that once I cleared up that it had nothing to do with Dredd that people would get it quite quickly.  Of course, I already knew what the answer was :-)

ROBO-HUNTER THE DROID FILES: VOLUME 2

Quote from: blurb
THE RETURN OF THE DROID DETECTIVE!

In Brit-Cit business is good for Sam Slade. From investigating foul play commited against England’s World Cup robo-players, to working for Prime Minister Iron Aggie, the Robo-Hunter is making good bank. But will a little thing like his own death bring an end to such a sucessful robo-hunting career?



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See Dred Detective!

It is advisable to bury the slide in the UK market.  Because of the advantages and disadvantages of Luder is the player in the presence of the disease, Iron Age missiles are said to be criminalized for operating under the presidency of the Iron Age. That's fine. But his death is so small, will he be caught?

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No idea what the deal is with house alarms, but for cars there are circumstances in which the council can try to disable the alarm, including breaking windows to force entry.
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What will the Council do to deal with a noisy car?
If an alarm is reported and has been sounding for some time, then investigations will be made to try and trace the owner.

If this fails, or the owner is not contactable, then legal action is likely to be taken.  This involves serving a notice on the vehicle, and if the alarm is not silenced (normally within an hour), then the Council will arrange for the vehicle to be entered and the alarm disconnected.  If this is not possible the vehicle can be towed away to a suitable place in order to silence the alarm

The registered owner of the vehicle will be informed of the action taken and will be charged the costs incurred.

Who has to pay if a car alarm has to be silenced?
The Council has the powers to recover any costs from the owner or the keeper of the vehicle involved.  The costs incurred may include having to forcibly enter the vehicle, or remove it to a suitable place in order to silence the alarm.

Ah-hah!  For the UK at least (Northampton in particular, but I imagine the same applies to other boroughs) noise pollution - burglar alarms

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Ensure that your alarm is fitted with a cut-off device to deactivate the siren or bell after 20 minutes.
Ensure that at least one of your nominated key holders can respond within 20 minutes of being called out.
What happens when the Council gets involved when an alarm causes a statutory nuisance?
Once the Police are satisfied that there is no criminal activity taking place at the premises, and the Council is satisfied that the noise of the alarm is causing a statutory nuisance, then a legal notice will be served requiring the alarm to be silenced - normally within a short period of time.  If this is not complied with then an application will be made to the Duty Magistrate for a warrant to enter the premises.

The Council will engage the services of a locksmith and an electrician, and they will obtain access to the premises and disconnect the alarm.  The Council will ensure that upon leaving, the premises is left in a secure condition.  This whole process may take several hours.

Who has to pay if an alarm has to be disconnected?
The costs incurred by the council during this process will be recharged to the occupier of the premises.  This can be expensive and will include the Council's costs, the costs of the locksmith and the electrician.


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General / Re: Festive Thrill-Tree: GN Blurb Translated Too Many Times
« on: 04 June, 2021, 09:04:29 PM »
Nobody has it so far, so I'll reveal the incredibly misleading bit - "See Dred Detective!" has absolutely nothing to do with Dredd or Dredd-world stories.  Oh, and Latin for 'game' is 'ludus'...

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