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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #3630 on: 11 October, 2019, 03:31:29 pm »
Rough one, Funt. As a professional kneeler* myself, you have my sympathies.



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I kneel a lot in my own job, but it's not so bad because I get to wear kneepads - which means I can take my Lawmaster (wheelbarrow) into the Big Meg (woodland) and use my daystick (hoe) and Lawgiver (trowel) on a multitude of perps (weeds). You got a permit to grow there, Creep?


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« Reply #3631 on: 11 October, 2019, 03:57:21 pm »

Not as often as I'd like, but I do spend many happy hours polishing my helmet...

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« Reply #3632 on: 11 October, 2019, 04:08:49 pm »
So today has been pretty spugging bad for the folks of Manchester. Fortunately wasn't in the Arndale when the absolute drokk head went nuts but a friend was. Not a good time for anyone involved, just hoping the wounded all pull through.

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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #3633 on: 11 October, 2019, 04:27:15 pm »
Heard about it on the news, mate. Still waiting to hear from a couple of family as well who were in the city today.

Glad to hear you are good, though.

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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #3634 on: 13 October, 2019, 04:15:08 pm »

It's rained in to my shed. All over my Mega Collection.

Bugger.

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« Reply #3635 on: 13 October, 2019, 04:36:16 pm »
Aw, man. Sorry to hear it.
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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #3636 on: 13 October, 2019, 05:00:02 pm »

Thanks, JBC. It's annoying but not the end of the world, I guess.

What is worrying me now is the future of the Strontium Dog page that Carlos gave me as a thank you for pulling together the Supersquirrel Undefeated Get Well Comic which is, thank Grud, undamaged. My shed is no place for this priceless piece of original artwork. I feel I should donate it to a museum or something, somewhere it can be looked after properly. (I don't want to sell it because it was a gift and to do so feels all kinds of wrong.)

Anybody got any suggestions (apart from "I'll have it," that is!)?

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« Reply #3637 on: 13 October, 2019, 06:15:31 pm »
That's proper shitty Sharky, but good to hear the Precious is undamaged. Let us know which volumes are most affected and I'll see if I can help you out with replacements - I don't have anything like them all, but for example I have an Apocalypse War right here at my elbow which I can pop in the post toot-sweet.

Wish I had a decent suggestion for what to do with the Carlos page. I'm thinking you could make like the Queen or a Guggenheim and loan the page for care/display while still retaining ownershipm but you'd need to find somewhere that'll appreciate it and recognise it for what it is,and I'm not sure art galleries or libraries are those places. Do you have a good comics shop anywhere nearby that you'd trust to hang it pride of place and keep it safe?

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« Reply #3638 on: 13 October, 2019, 06:23:10 pm »

That's very kind of you, Tordels, thanks. I haven't properly assessed the damage, yet, (too busy shifting stuff and plugging holes) but hopefully things won't be too bad.

Good suggestions, too - got a couple off Facebook as well, so I'll have to have a ponder.

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« Reply #3639 on: 13 October, 2019, 06:30:16 pm »

I wonder if Tharg would like to hang it in his lobby? Not many people would see it there, though, but it would be looked after and appreciated. Hmmm...

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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #3640 on: 13 October, 2019, 06:55:22 pm »
…because I got hit with a massive round of ‘corrections’* literally five minutes before I went in to see the Psychedelic Furs live for the first time in thirty years of being a fan. The Furs were great, but drinking water for 90 minutes in a night club because I knew I had to work when I got out took the shine off a bit.

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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #3641 on: 13 October, 2019, 08:33:39 pm »
…because I got hit with a massive round of ‘corrections’* literally five minutes before I went in to see the Psychedelic Furs live for the first time in thirty years of being a fan. The Furs were great, but drinking water for 90 minutes in a night club because I knew I had to work when I got out took the shine off a bit.

*If you want to know what fucks letterers off more than anything else, it’s a stealth re-write sent through as “corrections”.

Aye, nothing puts a dampener on a night out more than work pressure. Many's the time I've had trips away and nights out ruined by a single message or call from a dissatisfied client. At least you got to see the Furs anyway.  Also glad to hear they're still around.
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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #3642 on: 13 October, 2019, 08:47:59 pm »

Sometimes, when I see the art, I want to alter or even delete the words. If it's already been lettered, though, I tend to leave it be unless absolutely necessary. I like to look at the art before it's been lettered for this very reason but it's not always possible, I guess.

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Re: Life Spugs because...
« Reply #3643 on: 14 October, 2019, 02:42:23 pm »
Ah, Sharky, gutted to hear of your bad luck. Hope that things improve for you.

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« Reply #3644 on: 14 October, 2019, 06:55:46 pm »

Thanks, Paddykafka, much appreciated. To be honest, I've lost so much stuff already (including hundreds of graphic novels and my entire collection of Progs and Megs and Warrior and... well, too much to list) that this only stung momentarily. At least I've still got my small collection of all the small press comics I've had stories published in*, and that's a big win for such a self-involved person as myself.

My mate used to say, with one of his body-wide chuckles, that if it wasn't for bad luck he'd have no luck at all. I'm beginning to see what he meant! :D

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