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Off Topic / Re: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Prog
« on: Today at 12:02:02 PM »
"Sam C. Slade. The C stands for BZZT!"
Whoops - wrong game.

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General / Re: BRINK BOOK 5 Query
« on: 26 November, 2022, 05:30:37 PM »
At the very least the volume titles should be kept.
I mean, they’re the titles of the damn books, aren’t they?
However, when all’s said and done, Rebellion is unlikely to take a blind bit of notice of my preferences, and even though I’ve already bought these stories in weekly instalments, and can read them any time I like, I’ll still go and fork out for the collected editions.
Christ, but I’m such an easy mark. :)

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General / Re: BRINK BOOK 5 Query
« on: 26 November, 2022, 03:00:02 PM »
True, but the rhythm of the story is partly determined by the original five-pages-with-week-long-gap structure, and I’d like that reflected somehow in the collected edition.

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General / Re: BRINK BOOK 5 Query
« on: 26 November, 2022, 01:54:26 PM »
'...from being one great lump.'
*sigh*

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General / Re: BRINK BOOK 5 Query
« on: 26 November, 2022, 01:50:34 PM »
OK, I can do without repeating titles and next progs, but I still want episode breaks the same way I want chapter breaks in any book I read. They're necessary for structure, keeping the story for being one great lump.

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Off Topic / Re: 50th Anniversary Events
« on: 25 November, 2022, 09:22:48 PM »
I well remember what a big deal Prog 500 was.
What with the artists and writers cutting loose with such frankness in ‘Tharg’s Head Revisited’, it almost looked like they didn’t believe they’d make it to Prog 520 and the tenth anniversary.
Of course, to a teenager like I was, the year 2000 itself was still laughably futuristic.
And here we are talking about a 50th anniversary like it’s a real thing, which I suppose it must be.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 25 November, 2022, 09:10:36 PM »
Given that my first attempt at posting this apparently failed, I’d better rectify matters.
People need to know.

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General / Re: BRINK BOOK 5 Query
« on: 25 November, 2022, 04:42:58 PM »
Haven't bought Book 5 yet, but I'm pretty sure that the previous collected volumes ditched the original titles too (High Society, Hate Box etc.).
Editorially, I think this is a Bad Thing.
They should leave the original episode breaks, with opening title and even closing 'Next Prog'.

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Megazine / Re: Meg 450: Skeleton Crew
« on: 25 November, 2022, 04:30:54 PM »
To be fair, i would have been a bit weird if Dredd had carried Rico saying "God save the Queen, the fascist regime."
To be fair, you have a point.
How about we split the difference between the Hollies and the Pistols and go for, I dunno – early Bowie or something?
Joe shoots Rico and delivers the searing line, ‘The papers want to know whose shirts you wear’.
(This could refer back to Rico’s criminal activities and leave things open for a a follow-up story that would answer the question.)

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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 25 November, 2022, 01:35:56 PM »
I remember the coronation in Sláine the King causing a bit of a stir.
It would have been a much bigger sensation if Mills hadn’t bowdlerised his source.


Quote
He who is to be inaugurated, not as a chief, but as a beast, not as a king, but as an outlaw, has bestial intercourse with her before all, professing himself to be a beast also.

—Gerald of Wales, The History and Topography of Ireland

A bit of nudity might or might not have caused blushes, but outright horse-fucking would never have passed unnoticed.

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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 25 November, 2022, 12:53:11 PM »
I seem to remember the Bisley one was on the same page as a fairly clear shot of Feg's non-functioning bits.

There was a lot of swinging dick in The Horned God.
From the moment they showed us M.A.C.H. 1’s bare arse on Prog 1, it was inevitable that we should end up here.
I blame fluoridated water, or the end of compulsory church-going or something.

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Megazine / Re: Meg 450: Skeleton Crew
« on: 25 November, 2022, 12:23:17 PM »
Fish once really pissed off my mum by taking far too long in front of her in Haddington Post Office.
Kayleigh, it's too late to say I'm sorry.

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Megazine / Re: Meg 450: Skeleton Crew
« on: 25 November, 2022, 11:41:44 AM »
You mean like that Dredd story Pat wrote where he had a judge quoting Sepultura…? That didn't stick out like a sore thumb, oh, nosiree… :-)
You mean like Dredd quoting Hollies lyrics to establish 2000AD’s punk credentials?

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Megazine / Re: Meg 450: Skeleton Crew
« on: 25 November, 2022, 09:47:51 AM »
Anyone else getting Pat Mills vibes off David Hine's scripting - espeically the sequence where 'Fish' loudly attempts to prove his metal bonafides? It's a bold writer who's angling to take that mantle on!

You mean having a character in the far future giving a little lecture on something obscure from our own day in order to prove to the reader that the writer knows his hardcore edgy stuff and thus should not be dismissed as one of those fuddy-duddy middle-class writers that he most certainly is not?
A good effort from Hine, but I think he’ll to have to Mills it up a little more.

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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 25 November, 2022, 09:21:39 AM »
One more try.
This is purely for the benefit of Paddykafka’s – ahem – research, and to see if I’ve got the hang of this image posting.

So here is Fabry’s Medb.


And here is the same young hussy getting more disgraceful with every artist that portrays her.


Can you see her now?
Then go and have a brisk run round the playing fields.



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