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Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« on: 25 November, 2020, 12:16:05 PM »
I used to keep them when I was in my 20s: initially because I was all edgy and it scored points with a certain type of girl, and then once I fell down the reptile-owning rabbit hole I got fascinated by them and graduated from corn snakes up to full boa constrictor. Sometimes you have to wiggle their food around to get them to go for it and a slow snake handler can easily get bitten, which is negligible when the snake is small and bloody horrible when the snake is huge.

The end of the snake-keeping started when my now-wife introduced me to cat ownership. Despite both being species of 100% bastardry, cats are more affectionate and generally more fun, and although snakes are lazy they escape pretty much all the time which isn't ideal when a snake vs cat encounter will almost certainly end in death for one party.

Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« on: 25 November, 2020, 12:03:54 PM »
They'll have to prise those snakes from my cold dead hands.

Books & Comics / Re: SPACEWARP - New Venture from Pat Mills
« on: 25 November, 2020, 11:35:33 AM »
Fair point. The TV is on literally all the time in my brothers house and the children psuedo-watch cartoons and the like almost constantly (they always seem to be watching TV and doing something else at the same time) so I don't think reading is their forte.

To be honest mini-IP sounds a lot cooler!

Books & Comics / Re: SPACEWARP - New Venture from Pat Mills
« on: 25 November, 2020, 11:25:06 AM »
My brothers children are subscribed to the Beano and the Phoenix and I've noticed the main bit of fun for them seems to be getting some post of their own every week.
They do love reading them and drawing the characters but collecting and re-reading them again and again seems a bit of an anathema and I suspect this is because of Youtube, Netflix, Spotify and so on where actually having a physical copy of something just isn't done.

It's all driven by my brother though based on his own love of comics. I don't think they'd really care about them otherwise because as you guys say they're not a 'thing' for kids and so fly under the radar for most. I dropped round a big load of old Busters for them but they'd rather watch another kid playing Minecraft on Youtube.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 25 November, 2020, 09:20:09 AM »
Period poverty: Scotland first in world to make period products free - Oh, Flower of Scotland!...

This is such a classy move by Scotland. A bit of cheer in the gloom of 2020 politics.

Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« on: 25 November, 2020, 09:13:02 AM »
As for the mouse situation, I just checked the traps down in the bilge and they were the only ones with dead mice in them, so I put down five more traps.  I felt like a right bastard, I have to say - the only things I've knowingly killed in my adult life have been mosquitoes and other bitey insects.  Even the wasps I just trap and throw out.  Spiders I used to hate but now like, and I let them stay and do their bit for pest control.

I've been in a similar situation to this and also felt awful, but I'm assured it's very quick with the traps.

My Dad was a science teacher and lived in that weird space between having a lot of love and respect for animals but also being incredibly practical when it comes to killing them. I remember him finding a nest of baby mice in his hat in the garage once and very gently picking it up and carefully putting it down on the lawn. I asked what would happen to them and he said something would eat them within the hour.

I also didn't know that about snakes being venemous. I've been bitten by snakes probably dozens of times: it doesn't hurt really but it's a huge shock because of how fast they are when they strike. They hang onto you too. 

News / Re: Among The Living GN - Dredd exclusive version available
« on: 24 November, 2020, 02:22:27 PM »
In all honesty I strongly suspect it will be tosh but with some nice art. I'd probably wait on reviews.

Has there been a good comic based on a band? I can't think of one.

General / Re: That Twitter thread… You know the one
« on: 24 November, 2020, 09:21:26 AM »
The Simon Bowland thing was awful. Bowland's point was a reasonable one and politely put. It certainly didn't merit that response (or Dan McDaid piling on). The whole thing was just depressing. I give Pat Mills a lot of slack, but my respect for the man took a real hammering yesterday.

Vey much this.
I just feel really disappointed.

News / Re: Among The Living GN - Dredd exclusive version available
« on: 23 November, 2020, 03:32:41 PM »
This is very much in my ballpark and some good names attached to it - not even the odious touch of Rob Zombie is offputting. I like the EC-style cover more than the Dredd one I think.

Music / Re: Albums of the Year 2020
« on: 23 November, 2020, 01:40:13 PM »
I Break Horses - Warnings

I'm enjoying this!

Off Topic / Re: Life is sometimes sort of okay because...
« on: 23 November, 2020, 01:37:53 PM »
Forget a ships cat, what you want is a ships snake. That'll clean up your mouse problem in no time and it won't care if you shoot off for a couple of days as they're uncaring bastards at the best of times.

General / Re: Charley's War - Art Print from Rebellion
« on: 23 November, 2020, 01:29:18 PM »
This is stunning but too dear for me for a reproduction.

I like the choice of page - Charley's War is a strip of such well-rendered complete horror that there's only a few pages of it I'd like to have actually on display, if that makes sense.

Music / Re: Albums of the Year 2020
« on: 23 November, 2020, 11:23:41 AM »

  • Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin Kynsi
  • Theologian & Lament Cityscape - Soft tissue (primarily for the cracking cover of PILs The Order of Death on the digital re-release)
  • Killdren - Dismembers Of Parliment
  • Clipping - Visions Of Bodies Being Burned
  • JG Thirlwell & Simon Steensland ‎– Oscillospira
  • 3Phaz - Three Phase
  • Human Impact - Human Impact
  • Somatic Responses ‎– Interlinked EP (ordered the limited print of the art for this as well as the 12" as it's gorgeous)
  • Monolog - Everything At Zero
  • Metalogue - Anomaly

Been listening and some really interesting stuff on this list!
That Somantic art is great. I think great art is something that suffers on digital releases and is one of the reasons I keep buying CDs and vinyl.

General / Re: That Twitter thread… You know the one
« on: 23 November, 2020, 10:06:04 AM »
Just catching up on his Twitter rant and I'm pretty disappointed in some of his comments.

I've become pretty tired of ABCs and Slaine for the same reasons others have said above. Defoe was great for a bit, but the last couple of series didn't work for me at all. Savage though has been excellent and like Colin if there's one of his series I'd like to him continue it's that.

All his current series is not boiling over with new ideas or concepts.. 

Sadly true and illustrated on his Twitter feed where he has a pop at Hookjaw for not being a retread of the Action series. FFS.

Prog / Re: Prog 2208 - The Powers of London!
« on: 20 November, 2020, 02:55:28 PM »
No time for a proper review this week but Hookjaw and Fiends are blowing me away. That Hookjaw spread is something else!

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