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Messages - JayzusB.Christ

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Sorry, Insurrection.  It was good and all but there's nothing like Nemesis.

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General / Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Halo Jones vs. Shakara Rd 5 Heat 5
« on: 06 August, 2022, 09:55:09 AM »
Transvision Vamp never sang a song about Shakara, so I'm hanging out with Halo Jones.

Oddly, my mate (also a squaxx btw) used to hang out with Wendy James.  She used to drink and play pool in the very small and unimportant midlands Irish town I come from; though she went there primarily to ride horses. To my eternal regret I was a tiny bit too young for the pub and missed the chance to ogle meet her. 

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I voted Sláine, but I'm almost relieved as it's been off the boil to one extent or another since the end of The Horned God.

The Dog deserves to do well - me, I've always been far more a fan of the gritty, close-to-home Britain-set stuff rather than the crazy space adventures, but it's a credit to the creators that it manages to swing wildly between each without breaking a sweat.

I even thought the Final Solution was brilliant and loved both Simon Harrison and Colin McNeil's art on it, and kind of wish they'd rebooted the series or something instead of resurrecting him, but that's for another thread.

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Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 05 August, 2022, 11:20:02 AM »
You can imagine Ice Cream Goat becoming huge in Japan, much like the Geek Pie hairstyle.

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I'd have been happy with only keeping Cinnabar (which is technically not a strip called Rogue Trooper, but the best Rogue story ever), The War Machine and Grennie's spin-offs. 

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General / Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Low Life vs. The Out Rd 5 Heat 8
« on: 05 August, 2022, 11:12:43 AM »
It's The Out for me.  Powerful stuff.

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General / Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Halo Jones vs. Shakara Rd 5 Heat 5
« on: 05 August, 2022, 11:10:44 AM »
Halo Jones, by miles.  And Shakara is a good story.

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One thing about Halo and Zenith is there's no bloat. Each book tells us a story, each moves the plot forward in a meaningful way. I'd put Nemesis on the cusp as it goes on long enough that it starts to run out of steam.

Dante has bloat, within a greater arc of cohesion. Maybe using the word bloat is unfair, because sometimes the structure of something is more episodic than arcing (original Star Trek being episodic, for example), and it doesn't necessarily make it bloaty. An episodic nature, though, gives room for damp squibs in amongst the Tribbles. Dante Goes to Britain and Dante Goes to America are both a bit squibish.

Lawless is good, but can suffer from rent-a-baddy silliness. I'm thinking of the train attack. Anderson is anything but consistent. Between Hour of the Wolf and Shamballa there's an entire raft of meh (with the paradise island of Triad floating in the middle).

Anything that's gone on as long as Stront (or Red Seas, or SinDex), by the very nature of things, is bound to have ups and downs, though. My main issue with SD is not that's it's ever been truly awful, but that quite a few of the shaggy dog tales just tread water. Given the abundant love for it, though, I'm not seeing a thrill that'll defeat it in this competition. Unless you all take a vacation and let me do all the voting. No?

Think if it was down to me, I'd put either Halo or Zenith at the top ahead of The Dog. Then again, I didn't like Dante till Tsar Wars and I liked both Big Dave and Really and Truly, so what do I know anyway.

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This is basically for the tournament win, isn't it?

My guess was there are at least 2 other stories ahead of Slaine in the pecking order and a few others that would challenge it. I mean I have a long history of nort predicting these tourneys well BUT I reckon there are other thrills that will challenge Strontium Dog (hot favourite to win) more.

Obviously the likes of Dante, Halo Jones,  Zenith, Nemesis and of course A Life Less Ordinary are in there with a very good chance too, but it'll be hard to dislodge Stronty.  I voted Sláine, but I do recognise that The Dog has been more consistently good.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 04 August, 2022, 04:57:59 PM »
I really hope that's true.   :)

I'm happy to make your day, Jayzuz.  :) Yep, 'tis indeed true!

By next month, I'll probably be at this stage:  :D

https://www.facebook.com/PsychoticDelusions1/posts/pfbid054zfethqP7bAymvPd1rZsmKQDFcZHJhsbkySL8DJs3VPAhuHV1wYxXZR1JFMduDDl
I really hope that's true.   :)

I'm happy to make your day, Jayzuz.  :) Yep, 'tis indeed true!

By next month, I'll probably be at this stage:  :D

https://www.facebook.com/PsychoticDelusions1/posts/pfbid054zfethqP7bAymvPd1rZsmKQDFcZHJhsbkySL8DJs3VPAhuHV1wYxXZR1JFMduDDl

 :lol:   Maybe your neighbours were never noisy at all - your hearing was just REALLY GOOD. (Sorry!)

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The peaks of both strips are about comparable, but Slaine has far more troughs than Strontium Dog.

While I agree with that, I'm going to treat Sláine like John Lydon and Morrissey, and forget about the flabby, annoying bore it became.  Stront is brilliant, of course, but everything up to and including The Horned God is some of the best comics has to offer. 

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 03 August, 2022, 09:52:10 PM »
I really hope that's true.   :)

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 03 August, 2022, 02:21:35 PM »
I've just had my ears syringed.  It's an indescribably pleasant feeling to have normal ear-holes again.

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The aforementioned early Bad Company more than makes up for the underwhelming later stuff.  Red Seas is a fine story but Bad Company all the way.

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Books & Comics / Jerusalem
« on: 30 July, 2022, 05:45:14 PM »
I've gone from not reading anything for way too long, to tackling this fecking Odyssey of a book.  It's been a few months now, but according to my Kindle app, I'm exactly halfway through.

It's been worth it though.  At first, we go from slices of kitchen sink drama (albeit in many different time periods throughout Northampton's history) to a brief glimpse of the afterlife.  Now, I've discovered that what we saw was only a tiny sliver of a way, way bigger afterlife, peopled by a kind of dead Famous Five that get up to all kind of adventures amongst its dizzyingly huge architecture, outside of time though offering brief glimpses into the chronological world, in which time is a kind of jelly holding every event that every happened. Christ, my brain.

Like pretty much everything I've read by Alan Moore, I'm looking forward to finishing it then rereading it, forearmed with the knowledge amassed from later chapters that will put the earlier stuff into context.

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