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Messages - Hawkmumbler

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 22 February, 2022, 04:56:51 PM »
Weird Netflix thing for me was, leading up to Jackass Forever I felt the urge to rewatch the first 3 (well, 4.) movies which where listed on Letterboxd as being available on Netflix UK. Jackass 3.5 was but not the others. Annoying.

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I feel the best approach with this kind of situation is the Fantographics boxed edition, containing the 'fiction' in one paperback tome and the ancillary material in a second. Companion pieces that serve to complement one another without detracting from the narrative intentions.

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 11 February, 2022, 02:43:47 PM »
Been watching I, CLADIUS over the last week after years of meaning to do so and...yeah, bit good innit?

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Other Reviews / Re: Predator vs Dredd vs Aliens
« on: 09 February, 2022, 09:20:41 PM »
Haha, for a moment by the powers of thread necromancy I thought this was about Incubus and vs. Predator (Megazine) both of which, for all their faults, I think are actually pretty great.

The IDW series I never read and even if I did can't help but think it would slip right out of my mind.

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News / Re: Ian Kennedy RIP
« on: 08 February, 2022, 03:42:26 PM »
One of the best, he truly will be missed.

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 04 February, 2022, 01:18:21 PM »
I've always leant into the Ligottian philosophy of consciousness being an inherently self destructive, independent entity distinct from its host body and locked in a constant war of attrition against its flesh and blood prison.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 04 February, 2022, 12:32:49 PM »
On a slight side step I rewatched SHANG-CHI last night and ya know what, I really really like this one! Certainly of the three HK actioner headed Hollywood efforts that dropped last year its the lesser entry of the three but its certainly a hell of a time with some of the most clear and engaging choreography in a mainstream feature in years. Really glad theres at least one of these movies I can vibe with.

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Off Topic / Re: Back to the Office
« on: 31 January, 2022, 12:47:10 PM »
I ended up handing in my notice at work this morning after an altercation with the 'regional consultant' (the area manager. He just holds that title so when shit hits the fan he get the heat taken off him as he's only a 'consultant'. Would you be surprised to hear he's the CEO's step brother?). We've been down to a quarter of the staff again due to positive test results, with no measures being put in place to insure staff safety on an hourly wage, its just not worth it at all and his complete apathy at our collective concerns is telling.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 23 January, 2022, 01:43:47 PM »
At this point FF is basically just M.A.S.K with less spring loaded gimmicks and i'm all in favor of it.
Delightful nonsense.

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Off Topic / Re: Back to the Office
« on: 23 January, 2022, 10:49:22 AM »
I do fortunately have experience and transferable skills in other industries, and have been applying like a madman to get out of this toxic pit of exploitation. Oh I'm not saying an office or admin job will be any easier or free of its own problem, but I'll at least have consistent hours, a schedule that isn't ever changing, and some semblance of change.

I do have the fortune of being in a workers union but as folks have previously pointed out, any attempts at making the hospitality workplace a more fair or equitable industry is kind of hamstrung by a broad disdain for it by the British public. Its a catch 22 that I don't think will ever improve, only get tighter until the heat death of the fucking universe.

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Off Topic / Re: Back to the Office
« on: 22 January, 2022, 12:08:56 PM »
I'm noticing a very worrying trend, really just an evolution in what was already the norm, among hospitality companies. We've become increasingly disposable, and any concerns we might externalize about personal safety is dismissed as "we're doing what the government advises".
33 out of 45 employees across four branches off with positive results? No problem, just pull double or triple shifts. Whats that, those 12 staff members are tired and complaining they want adequate reimbursement for their work? Well they get their hourly contracted so thats not our problem, if they keep complaining terminate them, they're within their six month probational period.

It's so. So exhausting out there guys.

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Creative Common / Re: I wrote some weird shit
« on: 18 January, 2022, 04:18:39 PM »
Well, thread necro. I pulled Rebirth after it sold it's 100th copy which was...unexpectedly nice. But in the meantime i've been working on the craft, publishing various short stories through a number of imprints, and decided late last year to give self publishing another shot. This time including paperbacks!

THE ASH AND BONE SANCTUARY is a collection of ten horror tales, six original, alongside two short stories and two prose poems presented in revised and expanded form from REBIRTH, in 150 pages of spine chilling gore.

In print: 28/02/22

https://twitter.com/ZC_HAWK/status/1480453104411844611

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 17 January, 2022, 04:35:26 PM »

MEMORIA

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is a strong contender for my favourite living director working in the industry today, so it comes as little surprise his dreamy musings on the death of nature as a slow, drawn out rattle, versus the death of humanity as an explosive whimper (the image of boreholes as a form of trepanation on a cosmic level is inspired) is so wonderfully mesmeric. Actually unfair a movie this perfect drops mere weeks into the year, nothing else stands a chance.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 January, 2022, 03:18:29 PM »
It is slightly funny folks got in a tizz about someone voicing an opinion, over post where they didn't even voice an opinion. Love to see it.

LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

Next on my list of 2021 catch ups, a movie younger me would have loved but man, Edgar Wright really just isn't for me anymore. Self indulgent and fundamentally misunderstanding the genre modes that allegedly inspired him, all to churn out a turgid, weary excuse for a haunting tale. Not good.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 16 January, 2022, 12:25:47 PM »
Heading out to Bargain Booze for some office supplies.

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