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Messages - JayzusB.Christ

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Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: Today at 10:31:15 pm »
I take it back. You really aren't better than that.  :D

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Prog / Re: Prog 2149 - Spiritual Awakening - 2000AD
« on: 20 September, 2019, 12:02:58 pm »
This was a pretty decent prog, although it didn't knock my socks off the way it has others. I felt like the Dredd story took too many weeks maybe, a shorter punchier version of that tale would have appealed to me.

I know what you mean. Still, I liked it a lot. Kind of in the vein of the first Taxidermist story - an ordinary citizen getting way out of their depth in the nastiness of MC1, with Dredd an occasional threat in the background.

More of this kind of thing would be welcome; it kind of makes sense to avoid citywide epic events which can only be anticlimactic after the colossal events of 2012.  Or 2134, I suppose.

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General / Re: 2000AD Lego builds
« on: 20 September, 2019, 10:15:29 am »
"I think I've finally got ahead with Mongrol?"

'Nice Zoidberg-themed Hoverhoover, Deadlock.'

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Prog / Re: Prog 2149 - Spiritual Awakening - 2000AD
« on: 20 September, 2019, 08:09:21 am »
Best Future Shock for YEARS. I didn't guess the end, which is a compliment. I liked every story in this prog - the last one before a jumping-on prog. A rare and wonderful thing.

Can't wait for next week!

Seconded. Obviously the artwork is a huge factor, but that ending was outstanding.  I was wondering until then why it was a Future Shock and not a Terror Tale.

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Another non-Wagner Dredd I loved was Gordon Rennie's first Planet Gary story.  Gordon absolutely nailed the terse but more human older Dredd that Wagner had been working on for years.

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Film & TV / Re: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
« on: 19 September, 2019, 10:23:17 pm »
Any mention of Scorcese reminds me how thrilled I was by the trailer for The Irishman.

As was I.

Looking forward to it very much.

Me three.  Between this and Joker it's looking like a good autumn in the cinemas.

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Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« on: 19 September, 2019, 10:16:01 pm »
Worth a shot I suppose.  I tried some a while ago; I must say the biggest buzz was the utterly beautiful Russian model* putting it on my tongue**.

*Friend of a friend. Only dates rich guys.

** Don't. You're better than that.

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 19 September, 2019, 10:11:19 pm »
Just the English..?

There's a section of the green and pleasant land that just feels better being ruled by Downton Abbey.


Speaking as a Mick who's half English by blood, I must say that's one aspect of English politics that's always baffled me.  Why does every PM have to be posh?

Not that the likes of our barely-coherent Bertie are much better, mind you.

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Also: Favourite MC1 artist: Cam Kennedy.
Favourite Dredd artist:  Jock. Pity he didn't stick around long.

Obviously Carlos will always be the king, though, posthumously or not.  Combining the small, grubby backstreets of the city with sweeping, dizzying cityscapes and making Dredd look absolutely at home there: he's sorely missed.

Anyway, favourite bad guy: Orlok. No weird mutations, no supernatural powers, no incredible intellect; just a hard, mean bastard doing his job. Like somebody else who's quite prominent in the strip.

Favourite good guy: Chopper. Young, cool, upbeat, rebellious and easygoing: the anti-Dredd. I still wish he'd died when he was supposed to and remained a cool kid forever.

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Small ones:
Sunday Night Fever. MC1 at its most MC1.
Full Mental Jacket.  Worthy of early Scorcese.
All the Democracy ones leading up to the vote.

Big ones: 
The Dead Man / Necropolis.
The Apocalypse War.

Non Wagner ones:
The Choose Your Own Adventure one by Al Ewing.
The Americans by Al Ewing.

There'll be millions more that I've forgotten, of course.

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Off Topic / Re: Friday chat - what's happening with you?
« on: 15 September, 2019, 06:39:52 pm »
Spent all day yesterday prepping and delivering nano-bolt to Universtiy.

Now at home again and wondering where the years went.

Feck, you're not wrong. I remember when he was only a little lad too, and I don't even know what he looks like.

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Off Topic / Re: yoincks! followed closely by bah!
« on: 15 September, 2019, 04:00:16 pm »
Ah, sorry to hear that, Hawks.  Plenty more jobs out there, and you have the massive advantage of being way younger than most of us here.

If it's any use in the future, here's the CBT-related interview advice I mentioned before (starting about the 16 minute mark or so).

https://youtu.be/BAYntwWXAtM

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Off Topic / Re: The Political Thread
« on: 15 September, 2019, 02:38:07 pm »
Like a Big Mac: tempting but ultimately unfulfilling.

... tends to sit like a bowling ball on the stomach, repeating at irregular intervals as the body struggles to digest it before forcing the lions share of the damn thing through the lower intestine and out the alimentary canal ...

Hmmm, does that work as an analogy?

It works as an anal loggy.

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Books & Comics / Re: The Cattle Raid of Cooley graphic novel
« on: 14 September, 2019, 03:57:13 pm »
Nice one! Looks cool.

I seem to remember the Thomas Kinsella translation of the Tain describing CĂșchulainn as having multiple, multicoloured pupils in each eye and extra fingers. And this was supposed to show how handsome he was. Think it's for the best that you haven't gone that direction.

I also remember him carrying Medb away by the tits, which seemed absurd till I imagined all the sweaty, pissed up Celts sitting around the fire laughing their arses off when the storyteller threw that in for their benefit.

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Off Topic / Re: Friday chat - what's happening with you?
« on: 13 September, 2019, 10:15:00 pm »
Working like a bastard to finish some mural jobs before I go on holiday the week after next.  Not so much for the cash but for the peace of mind while I'm in Tenerife.

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