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Announcements / Re: 2000 AD - The Ultimate Collection
« on: Today at 05:16:24 pm »
The Swan Children and Macha, in this case aka the moiré years. Yuck. (Probably unavoidable, but still.)

Off Topic / Re: It's a bit warm/ wet/ cold outside
« on: Today at 04:20:52 pm »
This would be the same Green party that would also make most people’s lives much better with redistributed wealth, the aim of a four-day week, a citizen’s income so no poor fuckers are left with nothing, and so on.

I really can’t get on board with some Green policy, but dismissing them as crackpots seems an idiotic response that far too many people are prone to. Yes, they are at the extremes of British politics, but that’s only because we’ve been wrenched so far right. Economically, they are in a broadly similar space to Labour, but are more progressive; and socially, they are largely liberal in outlook.

In short: GAH.

Off Topic / Re: The Progmuda Triangle
« on: Today at 04:14:28 pm »
Progless here as well. Entertainingly ironically, my two Hachette books arrived on time (for a given value of ‘on time’ – in the sense they rocked up four weeks after the last lot, but still five weeks later than the original schedule).

General / Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« on: Today at 11:53:17 am »
Note that there are different ways to order through Bricklink. In short, the more effort you put in, the less you’ll pay. So if you take Ming’s files, hurl them at Bricklink as a wanted list, and then prod ‘Easy Buy’, you’re going to potentially end up with stores from all over the world – and high shipping costs. But if you import a Want list and manage the stores (keeping them only to the UK and/or EU; possibly shifting pieces about, to minimise store numbers), you can keep costs relatively low.

Right now, my ‘Alpha and Wulf’ wants list comes in at £19.85+shipping. So that’d probably work out around 30 quid for two Brickheadz when postage is taken into account – not too bad for custom figures, given that standard Brickheadz have been on sale for £10–15.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: Today at 10:53:20 am »
Peter Oborne in The Guardian:

“I have talked to senior BBC executives, and they tell me they personally think it’s wrong to expose lies told by a British prime minister because it undermines trust in British politics.”

General / Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« on: Today at 10:28:16 am »
Vanishingly unlikely, I imagine. The Brickheadz line is almost dead as it is (basically now being a seasonal promotional tool), and Lego’s licensed fare mostly centres on very popular worldwide properties. Apparently, even the Doctor Who sets did poorly, hence why we only got three of them (two being tied to Dimensions).

Film & TV / Re: The Expanse
« on: Today at 09:06:39 am »
Mrs IP: “So when did this series suddenly become Stargate?”

Prog / Re: 2000 AD in Stages
« on: Today at 09:05:55 am »
Quantum Salmon Leap

Off Topic / Re: The Progmuda Triangle
« on: 18 November, 2019, 04:59:44 pm »
It’s a bit less regular these days, to be sure. Saturdays are rare now. Mondays are commonplace, but the odd Prog has slipped to Tuesday or beyond. Oh well.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 17 November, 2019, 11:30:47 am »
Just as well for him not all BBC content is yet available for a full year.

Books & Comics / Re: New and upcoming partworks
« on: 17 November, 2019, 10:38:50 am »
Depends on where and how it’s done, I suppose. Compare, say, Rebellion’s work on Halo Jones and/or the relettering Jim’s done with IDW’s disasterous ‘remastering’ the entire Marvel US Transformers run using what looked like an automated process that obliterated line work and introduced a shit-ton of typos and mashed letterforms.

Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 16 November, 2019, 10:13:33 am »
From reading a lot of stuff written by learned colleagues, by reading of Labour’s plans is that they are unworkable, but I’m glad they kickstarted a conversation the UK’s not had at any meaningful levels since Thatcher’s days. And, remember, Thatcher fucked UK broadband. She tied BT’s hands and said the markets would sort it. They didn’t. Now we have some of the worst broadband provision of any remotely comparable nation.

Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 15 November, 2019, 03:25:23 pm »
Mm. The combination of names, and Smurfette syndrome makes that strip feel out of place and out of touch, like Lord Snooty did when I used to read the comic in the 1980s. I just wish it was a bit fresher and more anarchic. Betty heads in that direction, but little else does. Bananaman, if anything, feels safer these days than it did in the Nutty. And then you read Bunny vs Monkey and wish all children’s comics could be that good.

Books & Comics / Re: Bargains/deals thread (?)
« on: 15 November, 2019, 03:06:23 pm »
Mini-G currently gets both. I’d say that The Beano gets more general interest than The Phoenix, but there are specific strips within The Phoenix that she loves (not least anything that Jamie Smart does). I personally wish The Beano would shake up its writing a bit. It is very heavy on the word puns, and it all feels a bit formulaic.

Still, it’s interesting how it’s diversified very recently. I picked up that special edition box-set off eBay recently, and thumbed through the newest issue, which is only a few years old. Remove Minnie and it’s all boys. In the bundled bookazine, the (then?) latest editor noted that with the most recent redesign, they’d realised lots of girls were reading the comic (not overly surprising, given the dearth of extant titles), hence a desire to create more varied strips.

Personally, I think some of those are the best in the comic, notably Betty and the Yeti (heavily revamped) and Rubi. These days, some of the strips feel very odd, though, most glaringly the Bash Street Kids.

Film Discussion / Re: The Addams Family
« on: 15 November, 2019, 12:23:23 pm »
I recall reading something about this a long while back. It was about designing for the medium, and using colours that would create the right type of contrast when converted to B+W.

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