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Help! / Re: Help me Hive Mind, you're my only hope...
« on: 16 January, 2021, 10:29:06 PM »
"Mummy's Boy" in Buster, although I believe it started in Monster Fun, (in which every other story related to some kind of actual 'monster'), so maybe the sinisterness was intentional.

General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 01 January, 2021, 10:20:09 PM »
Thanks, everybody. Appreciate it.

My wife had gall bladder trouble and the doctors had her drinking camomile tea to help.

Currently doing just that.

General / Re: Life Spugs because...
« on: 01 January, 2021, 04:47:11 PM »
So... About a week before Christmas, I was ill and brought up a load of yellow bile. Then it happened twice more, so I made an appointment at the doctors, who said they couldn't see me until January. In the early hours of the morning of the 23rd it got so bad, burning my throat, that I phoned the doctor and they agreed to see me that day. They took blood tests and a stool sample, put me on Omeprazole and told me to prop up my head with pillows and only eat bland foods.

I've had copious amounts of bright yellow bile rise into my throat pretty much every morning since then, I keep getting very hoarse and I feel extremely fatigued. The blood and stool results apparently tested negative for everything they checked for but this has not exactly set my mind at rest because I still don't know what's causing the problem.

They've told me to keep taking the Omeprazole until the end of the month, and if I'm not any better they'll look at sorting me out with an endoscopy, (though God knows when it'll actually happen, given the current situation).

Clearly I have bile reflux, but have no idea why. My Christmas and New Year were ruined, I've not been able to eat anything I wanted to, I look and feel like crap and my mental wellbeing has taken a bit of a hit as well.

General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 01 January, 2021, 04:00:14 PM »
My 2211 showed up yesterday, so that's me up to date.

General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 30 December, 2020, 12:22:14 PM »
2212 and the Megazine just turned up here, but no sign of 2211.

General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 22 December, 2020, 06:09:45 PM »
Nothing here yet either.

General / Re: Prog drought!
« on: 17 December, 2020, 10:05:43 PM »
Anyone still waiting for 2211? Don’t want to hassle the droids, but at some point I have to assume it lost.

I am, and 2212, and the Megazine.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 09 December, 2020, 10:34:14 PM »
And, because we all fear God, the limit for a religious gathering is two hundred (or twa hunner if you're terribly Scottish indeed)

Or "twae hunder", allowing for slight regional variations in dialect.

General / Re: Forthcoming Thrills - 2021
« on: 06 December, 2020, 02:54:08 PM »
What did Sean Phillips do with Armoured Gideon?

Edit to anwser my own question: Looks like something from the 92 Sci-fi Special - thinking it was a text story now.

It wasn't a text story. He wasn't really suited to it though. If I remember correctly, most of the stories in that special were done by artists who wouldn't normally draw/paint the stories they were assigned to.

Links / Re: The Scream Comic Files
« on: 05 December, 2020, 06:46:10 PM »
Yep. Definitely reprints.

Off Topic / Re: Day of Chaos 2: a.Covid-19 thread.
« on: 05 December, 2020, 05:38:12 PM »
My aforementioned cousin has apparently had people he knows say to his face that it's all a hoax and nothing to worry about. My cousin who almost died, was bedridden for a fortnight and has been left short of breath with an enlarged heart. When he has pointed this out to them they've gone "Yeah, I know you've had it bad but they're definitely exaggerating how bad it is. It's just a hoax".

Other Reviews / Re: MISTY WINTER SPECIAL 2020
« on: 05 December, 2020, 04:55:04 PM »
The Ringu references are noted elsewhere, but the "images slowly approaching the observer" thing was what I referred to, as the exact same gimmick turned up in an online comic short many years ago.  The writer says he nicked it from an MR James story, so I guess I unconsciously called that one.

That'd be "The Mezzotint".

MR James did the ghosts down a well thing too, (more than once), but Ringu seems to have been equal parts influenced by a traditional Japanese folk tale and 1980's The Changeling.

Prog / Re: Prog 2209 - Bad Blood!
« on: 04 December, 2020, 03:57:16 PM »
It's all about the fins.

I thought the "fin" at the end of the story was a very nice touch.

But yeah, three stories running at the same time with strong elements of folk horror and big freaky monsters... I can understand how that might not be some people's cup o' tea but I can't really complain.

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