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Announcements / Re: Dave Evans, R.I.P.
« on: 07 May, 2021, 08:10:48 PM »
 Yeah, that was a great night.

Here's a tiny touch of his nurturing genius: I'd written a Judge Dredd/Numbskulls mash-up and Dave kindly did the character designs and drew it. I was so chuffed when he showed me that Dredd's eyes were little Mechanismo units. Hadn't even occurred to me and instantly gave me the idea for the first strip.

Announcements / Re: Dave Evans, R.I.P.
« on: 07 May, 2021, 02:39:37 PM »
Devastating news. Always a pleasure to see him either behind the Futurequake and Zarjaz table or at the bar. Had another lovely evening in his company at 2019 Thought Bubble. Hard to believe that it's the last.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 06 May, 2021, 11:14:25 PM »
Neil Marshall's homage to much better post-apocolypse movies. Mean spirited, needlessly gory, badly scripted, poorly choreographed and edited, not even a hint of character in the performances, appalling world building and really cheap looking. I kept waiting for it to kick into gear, it never does.
Doomsday? More like Shitday.

Off Topic / Re: Saint Dolly
« on: 05 May, 2021, 10:49:28 PM »
"It takes a lot of money to look this cheap."

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 03 May, 2021, 11:21:02 PM »
The Live Aid bit was great. And there is a great story to be told about Mercury and the fantasy existence he created for himself but this certainly isn't it and I fear has scuppered any chance of it being made. Still it got me revisiting Queen's back catalogue after nearly 25 years so I thank it for that.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 02 May, 2021, 12:25:08 AM »
In nearly all of the world, Coca-cola is the number one selling drink. In Scotland, however, it's Irn Bru.

I suspect you would get a similar situation if you asked about the greatest movie ever made. Most of the world would go for CITIZEN KANE whereas Scotland would vote GREGORY'S GIRL.

Respectively eighty and forty years old they share a common theme of trying to find love in all the wrong places but otherwise are as far apart in style as you can imagine. Despite the age, both are still brilliant.

Even the few lines in GG that might be considered dodgy now aren't too offensive, more a document of the times.

"Tits, bum, fanny... the lot" still makes me laugh. Can younger boarders guess which of the two it is from?

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 30 April, 2021, 01:31:38 PM »
Started Season 5 of THE EXPANSE. I immediately and simultaneously love and loathe the idea of splitting everyone up and the very showy long special effects tracking shots. But still one of my favourite things on streaming and it still makes me shed a tear for modern Star Trek.

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 30 April, 2021, 01:28:32 PM »
"...But no doubt, the limp-wristed liberals and do-gooders would have something to say about that..."

Are you in character as a Daily Mail reader here, satirising their attitudes?

Well, I thought my annoyance about de-pipping oranges would have been a hint, but yes, I was speaking in character.  :)

Grand! Thought that was the case. Apologies just me projecting thirty plus year old guilt.

Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 30 April, 2021, 09:51:19 AM »
"...But no doubt, the limp-wristed liberals and do-gooders would have something to say about that..."

Are you in character as a Daily Mail reader here, satirising their attitudes? If not, this IS an over-reaction and pretty poor phrasing.

I say this because many, many years ago when I was finding my view of the world, I used the very same phrase as an insult and slur. I still regret it.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 21 April, 2021, 09:30:34 PM »
I'll add my name to the list of PALM SPRINGS (mostly) advocates.

I like Samberg and took ages to remember where I'd seen Miliotti before.

I particularly liked some of the reveals along the way, my kin making a guest appearance, the "seems to know more than she lets on" Grandma and the way that having two people in the loop makes it easier for the writers to construct a metaphor about relationships/marriage.

And yeah, some good songs on the soundtrack.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 April, 2021, 08:10:51 PM »
War Games
In that strange way that the mind retains tiny details from years ago, I don't think I've seen this film since it was first in the cinema but I can still remember the crucial password.

I can remember the phrase "I'd piss on a spark plug if it would help"

Off Topic / Re: RIPs
« on: 12 April, 2021, 09:22:11 PM »
She's still human...

Unless David Icke is right.

But Yeah, no idea how I would cope with loss of someone who I've loved for 70 years.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 12 April, 2021, 09:15:43 PM »
There must be some scientific reason for how women remember dates men would never think about. I was 'informed' that today is the day I proposed to my missus. How do you survive this sort of thing?

You remember these dates by forgetting them once.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 12 April, 2021, 09:08:21 PM »
Another "zombie" flick based on a Stephen King novel. So I was expecting visions of a demonic bad guy in the plot. I wasn't expecting what starts out as a refreshing take on zombies combined with commentary on our obsession with phones to turn so quickly into a turgid mess with in engaging leads (Cusack looks thoroughly bored throughout and even Samuel L phones it in) and a non twist of a finale.

"CELL"? More like "SMELLs of shite".

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 12 April, 2021, 02:47:18 PM »
I would have been reading Covenant around 11 or 12, coming off the back of my first go throughs of LotR and Earthsea and in my nascent D&D phase, at around the time the Second Chronicles were coming out. Pivotal rape aside, I loved the first three... However I never stopped loathing Covenant himself, which may be why I've never re-read them

As a teen reading them, i was too stupid to realise the implications of this. That's put me off re-reading them too. And possibly TV execs no matter how eager they are for the next Game Of Thrones...

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