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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 26 February, 2021, 09:37:57 PM »
Artemis Fowl
Got half way through this and decided it had no hope of improving enough to make the next half tolerable. 

You made the right call. The second half is worse. Personally I didn't think it was all terrible, Josh Gad's character is fun at least, but the rest of the production is a series of increasingly incomprehensible choices. (Chief amongst these is the decision to adapt a book by an Irish author, cast Irish actors as the leads, do some location shooting in Ireland, and then create an Ireland so unrecognisable that Captain Janeway would find it unconvincing).

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 26 February, 2021, 07:46:34 PM »
I hadn't been so disappointed since the D&D cartoon made my cool underground game into a laughing stock at school.

This ^^^ is giving me flashbacks.

General / Re: Dredd Epics Ranked - Better! Round 1
« on: 26 February, 2021, 02:01:32 PM »
I unapologetically hate BoSIIII as a Dredd story, and I think this coloured my view of the art at the time, about which I was shamefully, unforgiveably  rude. Going back to it, it has some of the most fantastic involving images of all of Hicklenton's incredible work, and that's more than enough justification for any praise it gets. As always, it speaks to Pat's genius for giving the right artist the right conditions to shine.

But it's over-long Dark Matter Cenobite nonsense nonetheless.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 26 February, 2021, 01:46:39 PM »
I will take brides ...

Hey, it's a damn good drawing but you're not Picasso!

General / Re: 2000AD Forum Sketch Comp #1: RESULTS THREAD
« on: 26 February, 2021, 12:37:16 PM »
What a bunch of sm-artypants. Deserving winners, lovely stuff.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 26 February, 2021, 12:27:35 PM »
Interesting stuff though; I'd always thought the elk had been hunted to extinction.

Take it with a pinch of salt (mmmm, seasoned giant venison), because experience strongly suggests I'll shortly be proved wrong, but this is going from the absence of megaloceros (or indeed red deer) bone from excavated Irish Mesolithic sites, which argues against it still being around at the time (so by 11000 BC,  give or take). In mainland Europe yes, they last longer and hunting is definitely a contributing cause, but in Ireland it's most likely the unhappy interaction of Those! Antlers! and the growth of post-glacial forests, together with the absence of other large mammals to help create clearings for browse etc.

Prog / Re: Prog 2220 Regened: Earth-Shattering
« on: 26 February, 2021, 10:22:55 AM »
You were so nearly on the side of the angels, ozebane,  which makes your fall all the more terrible...

General / Re: Dredd Epics Ranked - Better! Round 2
« on: 26 February, 2021, 09:59:44 AM »
1. City of the Damned.
2. Doomsday.
3. The Mega-Rackets

Very enjoyable new format, good job Colin.

Prog / Re: Prog 2220 Regened: Earth-Shattering
« on: 26 February, 2021, 09:57:48 AM »
I'm wrong then and EVERYONE ELSE was right.

Welcome to my life

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 26 February, 2021, 09:00:42 AM »
What would a truly wild Ireland look like?*

I'm all for rewilding, even the tiny efforts that have been made around decommercialising forestry in Dublin have been magical, but I'd be happier if it wasn't presented as some sort of return to an edenic past state.

From archaeological evidence post-glacial Ireland appears to have had very few mammal species, for example deer and probably pig were human introductions, and the first settlers would have faced almost unbroken forests with none of the familiar trails and glades that those animals createdo in the rest of Europe. Irish elk may have been extinct in Ireland before humans arrived, lynx probably went extinct in the Mesolithic, and bears didn't outlast the Bronze Age. We're not mainland Europe, or even GB, and we never were.

The aim should be for a *new* and rich biodiversity, not a hankering after an imagined past one, or one that has never co-existed with humans.

Books & Comics / Re: The Daily ZARJAZ!
« on: 26 February, 2021, 08:35:03 AM »
That first panel is *very* nicely done.

Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 25 February, 2021, 08:08:37 PM »
If this upcoming census finally confirms Jedi as an official religion, will that mean Star Wars fans will be protected by religious hate speech laws?

More importantly will my SW figure habit be tax deductible.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 25 February, 2021, 08:06:13 PM »
More seriously, our govt are currently running a radio ad every 15 minutes that starts: "It's safe to return to school", before telling us to stay in our 5km and stay away from work and people. Not "we believe the benefits of in-person education outweigh the risks", which would be fair, but literal lying propaganda. No additional ventilation, no extra space or reduced class sizes,  no proper track-and-trace, no antigen tests, and still at 230+ cases/100K, 600+ daily, plus the more contagious variant.

Almost 6 months of lockdown, barring 3 weeks of a Christmas murder spree, and no positive action taken and the same exact lies.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 25 February, 2021, 07:51:48 PM »
My missus came up with a plan for us to stuff our faces until our BMIs get us moved nto a higher-risk cohort. I see no downsides.

Prog / Re: Prog 2220 Regened: Earth-Shattering
« on: 25 February, 2021, 07:48:28 PM »
It’s obviously gened like genie. Never occurred to me it could be anything else.


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