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Messages - Theblazeuk

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 10 June, 2019, 02:19:42 PM »
Venom had what it needed for success but I'm with you on this. DC continue to make films as if Kevin Feige and the MCU had never been born.

Venom's a Marvel character, just part of Sony Pictures generally terrible series of films (past Raimi #2) rather than the MCU. Thank god they let Marvel just make the new Spiderman movies...

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Off Topic / Re: Y'know what really grinds my gears?
« on: 10 June, 2019, 02:15:56 PM »
 :eh:

Yeah fecking well excited to live in a flat share forever.

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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 09 June, 2019, 04:39:10 PM »
North American Lake Monsters - good collection of horror short stories. Also read Visibile Filth by the same author. BLEAK. But good and eerie.

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Film & TV / Re: Black Mirror Season 4
« on: 08 June, 2019, 12:39:24 PM »
Smithereens was good. As someone who works in a vague vicinity of the surveillance superculture made possible by digital identity, I thought it did a great job of showing the limits of traditional legal routes of investigation vs the insights available to the digital overlords. Though that said most of it is literally publicly available if you look rather than just in the hands of those with admin powers.

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Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 08 June, 2019, 11:24:23 AM »
Oh and fecking hell that's what I get for not reading all 8 pages of this, stick a bloody nail in it.

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Off Topic / Re: Basic Argumentation, And The Causing Of Offence
« on: 08 June, 2019, 11:23:58 AM »
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Or are you saying that Wagner should literally work until he dies so that you can read Dredd strips penned by him? That seems a mite… I dunno… selfish?

They didn't say they demanded Wagner work forever at their pleasure. They didn't explicitly say that they were just sad they wouldn't get to read more stories by him either , you're very technically right, but your post is "Why"... and then your own supposition, which is a pretty insulting one.

Your supposition was weird. The closest you came to apologising - to admitting your error or that it was a weird assumption to make from a single sentence about being troubled by the potential end to Wagner-scripted Judge Dredd Stories was:

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With respect, that's not what you said. I asked why you thought the news was troubling because those were the words you used. You can tell those were the words you used because you typed them and I quoted them in the post you replied to. If that's not what you meant then that's something completely different but I'm not psychic......
I'm sorry if you thought my tone was aggressive, but I don't see it. I asked you a question, based on the words you used to express a position. If those words didn't express that position, all you had to do was explain what you did mean and clarify a misunderstanding.

No one said you were psychic. You didn't just ask a question you did so and then provided your own answer using a supposition that was pretty insulting. I could invent some examples of how the original text was an accusation even if phrased as a question but honestly, do I really have to...? Everything up until that last sentence I quoted above was a usual, top notch response that provided a great perspective and useful information on making peace with the end of a Good Thing.

When DJ pointed out it was a little uncalled for:

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A little, perhaps. I must be the first person on this forum to ever take someone's words to their logical if improbable conclusion in order to make a rhetorical point. I'm amazed it's never happened before.

Yeah it has happened before, no one said you were the only person to ever do it or history's greatest monster. No one came after you. The most that happened was a person pointed out an unpleasant thing that you suggested about them and asked you to tone it down a tad.




You're often right, but not always. I'm 100% confident you don't need me or anyone else to tell you that, but there's this thread right here, explicitly for discussing something I would just pass over. Again, This entire thing is because you accused someone of demanding John Wagner works until he dies and insisted on arguing the point when they said that was needlessly aggressive. I don't know you outside of this board but I really don't think you'd appreciate people using these rhetorical strategies with you or taking a stance like "Please cut out and keep this handy guide to refer to the next time you leap to outrage".


I think you can often make brilliantly rational and detailed posts. I think of myself as a mere cadet in the Justice Academy that is this board, and you as one of the Council made up of other luminaries past and present. I'd rather leave the board entirely than deprive it of you or your enjoyment of it. You don't affect my enjoyment of it in the slightest and you add to it in huge ways, and I'm sure that's true of everyone else.

I don't say all of *that* other than to try and make it clear, a 2000AD message board without Jim Campbell being Jim Campbell would be a darker future than anyone would want - and I dearly don't want to present what I'm saying as "The other side to an argument".


TLDR?  You said it yourself. Tone and implied meaning are hard to judge online. This is a case where you got something wrong and then seem to be baffled why other people then got you wrong, deepening the problem. Mileage may vary but it's easy just to say "Sorry, my mistake."

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 07 June, 2019, 10:45:18 AM »
I thought Apocalypse was dire so.... not sure about this.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 27 May, 2019, 09:49:04 PM »
CHUK fulfilled their own prophecies, becoming a useless protest vote that only weakened other groups by its existence.

Ah well.

Overall, its a clear vote for Remain. It won't be reported as such, because the Right utterly collapsed into its most poisonous element.

We're a divided nation and we're divided by this utter obstinate stupidity that has coalesced around a single, destructive idea. We'll be told again and again to heal those divisions but the only path to reconciliation we'll ever be allowed is utter capitulation to that stupidity, which was formed around division (and which is divided in and of itself - whenever not simply turned against the wider, complicated world).

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 26 May, 2019, 08:49:01 PM »
Porque no los dos?

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 23 May, 2019, 01:34:08 PM »
Yeah just look at Frank Miller

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Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 22 May, 2019, 04:08:43 PM »





Happy to support some of the ol' supportive shitpost.

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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 22 May, 2019, 03:51:28 PM »
Man that Nim Chimpsky link is but one of the things I love about this place, cheers.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 22 May, 2019, 03:47:00 PM »
Warren Ellis has some cheek after those FreakAngels of his severed us from the outside world in an apocalyptic flood and psychic bubble!

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Film & TV / Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« on: 21 May, 2019, 01:41:50 PM »
A little breathing room and Darth Targaryen wouldn't have felt such a rush. Maybe one other atrocity with a slightly less-clearly-evil motivation thrown in there (like burning the Red Keep filled with innocents as continuously signposted by the show, rather than just burning *everything*) to show a slippery slope, rather than a cliffside.

But overall I enjoyed it, thought it was the best episode of the season, and just happy it's over. Daft as somethings are based off previous episodes (as mentioned), and as broken as some scenes and events were, ultimately the end resolution is OK with me.

Funnily enough the day before I watched it, I listened to a podcast where someone said:
Bran's a grifter. My boy just got tired of being pushed around, he's had a shitty life so he came up with a story that'll get all these idiots to do what he wants. "Oh yeah I'm the three-eyed raven. Everyone protect me, that's what's needed". Then Lo and Behold, what happens!

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Film & TV / Re: On telly this week
« on: 20 May, 2019, 03:10:35 PM »
Pleasantly surprised by Years and Years on the Beeb, R.T.Davies traits are all over bits of it but generally, funny, interesting and a little close to home. The female Nigel Farage-a-like is spot on and spot on in the "She's great" "She's a monster" dichotomy of viewer reaction.

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