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Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« Last post by ming on Today at 10:57:17 am »
We’ve finally joined the Switch party…  After a month-long research cruise with some marathon Mariokart sessions (onboard Wii-U) it became impossible to resist any longer. 

Mainly looking for cooperative games for the boys to play (and me, if I can get chance), so we’ve gone for Mariokart 8, Mario tennis and Mario Oddessy so far - plus Runner3 and Final Fantasy IX (will probably snag VII before long since I loved that to bits back in the day).

I guess Zelda is top of the list for the next game to get…
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Welcome to the board / Re: Borag Hi
« Last post by ZenArcade on Today at 09:17:28 am »
Howdy. Z
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General / Re: Oh no not another re-read thread (progs 336 to 729)
« Last post by Jim_Campbell on Today at 08:01:50 am »
One thing that I found interesting (and it’s probably only me) was the discovery that McMahon did the first episodes that were finished, meaning they were almost certainly the first to get lettered. It’s interesting,* because it’s the only time I can think of when Tom Frame noticeably changed his 2000AD lettering style — to those rough-hewn balloons with the straight-line edges. They make perfect sense over McMahon’s scratchy, angular work and, although they sit less comfortably with the slicker inks of Kincaid and Belardinelli, the lettering helped give that first book a distinct, lo-fi aesthetic that separated it from the rest of the strips running in the prog.

*Values of “interesting” may vary. Your statutory rights are not affected. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
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General / Re: Oh no not another re-read thread (progs 336 to 729)
« Last post by glassstanley on Today at 07:06:00 am »
He drew Sky Chariots first, then went back to draw the earlier stories.

Am I right in thinking Shoggey Beast was a bit of a last minute thing to fill a gap? May be getting that from Pat Mills "Kiss My Axe" preview, might be making it up!

McMahon drew Sky Chariots. Mills felt that the change in style from Belardinelli was too abrupt so he wrote some prequels for McMahon to illustrate. This backfired as McMahon took his new style to extreme for the prequels, which alienated the general reader and clashed with Mills’ view of Slaine. (From ‘Kiss My Axe’.
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Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Last post by Tjm86 on Today at 05:24:03 am »
There must be something in the air at the moment.  If you would like help proof reading assignments give us a shout (I know this year is pretty much over but still ... )

The worst thing about the canine is that it requires diligence to keep it at bay.  That takes energy and effort.  That drains.  It doesn't produce the full on effects when you've been at it for a while but it doesn't help either.

Have a bit of self compassion.  You've achieved more than you give yourself credit for.  One thing I've learned over the years as well comparing myself with people I hardly know is that when I do get to know them better their lives aren't anywhere near as great as I thought.  You'll probably find you've made miles more progress than some of them.
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Off Topic / Re: The Black Dog Thread
« Last post by Hawkmumbler on Today at 02:01:35 am »
Mental health has been very squiffy these last few weeks. A lot of late (early?) finishes at work throwing my sleep pattern out of the window, a few too many close calls and extensions to assignments at Uni having me believing i’m not good enough, sudden and inexplicable bouts of crying and anxiety, an unhealthy obsession with the fact i’m fast approaching another year of what feels like no progress, age, comparing myself to other people I barely know, and a profound sense of melancholy.

The worst of the black dogs hasn’t returned but it’s been on the mind, with nearly 2 years cut free i’m not eager to break a record.
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General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« Last post by sheridan on 17 June, 2019, 11:35:48 pm »
At the end of the most recent episode we talk for a moment about what we'd call the show if we start talking about Starlord, now that we've getting to the end of Action. Starlord is a tough one, because a lot of these other titles work on with an RE in front of the title (ReAction, for  instance) but ReStarlord isn't as good!


Makes sense - if I listen to podcasts in my lunch hour I often miss the last few minutes :-)
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General / Re: Oh no not another re-read thread (progs 336 to 729)
« Last post by sheridan on 17 June, 2019, 11:34:36 pm »
Wait - is Book III the one where Mek-Quake's brain has been transplanted into a gargantuan robot who battles another giant robot (Torque-Armada) into submission during the siege of Yggdrasil (the world tree)?  I love that book: it got the centre-spread colour pages (back when that was important) and made great use of them.

Still: just because I loved it doesn't mean everyone has to. 

We'll have none of that getting-on-with-each-other, respecting-one-another's-opinions here - this is supposed to be an internet forum, after all!
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Other Reviews / Re: 2019 Sci-Fi Special: A Tribute to Carlos Ezquerra
« Last post by M.I.K. on 17 June, 2019, 10:49:45 pm »
Yep. My copy arrived today as well.
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General / Re: Oh no not another re-read thread (progs 336 to 729)
« Last post by Funt Solo on 17 June, 2019, 10:39:39 pm »
Wait - is Book III the one where Mek-Quake's brain has been transplanted into a gargantuan robot who battles another giant robot (Torque-Armada) into submission during the siege of Yggdrasil (the world tree)?  I love that book: it got the centre-spread colour pages (back when that was important) and made great use of them.

Still: just because I loved it doesn't mean everyone has to. 

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