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The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition
« on: 01 December, 2021, 12:16:26 AM »
All a bit last minute, so there's still plenty of days to claim if you wish to contribute something - stake your claim for a date on the thread over here.  If you've already got a day then post your entry on this thread but don't post any comments about entries - they go on a dedicated thread!


I'll kick things off with my daily "GN Blurb Translated Too Many Times" available on last year's thread * though the actual thing for today is going to be from Trooper McFad.

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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition
« Reply #1 on: 01 December, 2021, 07:01:15 AM »
It's an honour to start this years Advent.

I've even named my efforts after a popular Xmas song.

I give you Driving home for Christmas

Citizens are Perps who haven’t been caught ... yet!

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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition
« Reply #2 on: 01 December, 2021, 09:15:13 AM »
If it's not bad form, I'd like to add in the link for my 2nd Annual Advent Ranking:

It's the Xmas Progs!
https://2000adbestever.blogspot.com/

To be updated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in December - will post the next link here on Friday 3rd.

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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition
« Reply #3 on: 02 December, 2021, 06:59:47 AM »
Morning all

My 2nd offering is called Psi-lent Night , Lawfull Night there's a song in there

Citizens are Perps who haven’t been caught ... yet!

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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition
« Reply #4 on: 02 December, 2021, 12:23:38 PM »
We don't do X-Mas in our house until after today (2nd December) as its the boy child's B'day and we like to have focus on that. To that end I drew him a card... which isn't 2000ad related (though I do mention The Phoenix on here every chance I get!)... so this isn't 2000ad related and isn't X-Massy ... and yet I want to post it here... go figure...


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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition
« Reply #5 on: 02 December, 2021, 06:14:58 PM »
Yesterday's solution


And here's today's translated blurb (which doesn't even contain the name of the title character!)

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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition
« Reply #6 on: 03 December, 2021, 08:30:08 AM »
Today's Blog entry on the Xmas Prog Ranking...
https://2000adbestever.blogspot.com/2021/12/ranks-22-20-worst-best-progs.html

(And if Sheridan/anyone can explain ot me how to do the more elegant link where you embed it in a word I will gladly try that! Swear I used ot know how to do it...)

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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition
« Reply #7 on: 03 December, 2021, 12:08:09 PM »
My mistranslated blurb thread:

Direct link to yesterday's answer (and a hastily-written explanation of my process):

Today's quizzer

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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition
« Reply #8 on: 04 December, 2021, 10:18:57 PM »
Since Franks entry err disappeared somehow i kinda wanted to fill in the day 4 hole so theres not an empty day so heres the time when me and my american buddy called Kazan talked about the stories that were in prog 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXZDnQ06j6M

It's both my birthday AND my day for the advent calendar! I signed up early to scoop everyone else who thought about doing one of these :D

A Visit From Judge Dredd
by Conrad of Space Spinner 2000
(based on A Visit From St. Nicholas by Clement Moore Clark)

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the cubes
Not a creature was stirring, not even a juve
The perps were all locked in their jail cells with care
And were well behaved ‘cause Judge Dredd was there
He’d come to Block-I on special assignment
With vision of jail break plans come into alignment
And Dredd in his helmet, and I with my loadout
Had just settled in for a long winter’s stakeout
When through the east wall there arose such a clatter
Dredd sprang into action to see what was the matter
Away to the view-screen I flew like a flash,
I pulled up security feed 801/
The moon on the breast of a refurbished bot
Gave a lustre of midday as two figures fought
For what to my wondering eyes did appear,
It was a powerful war-droid, knocking Dredd on his rear
But the little old judge so lively and quick
I knew in a moment he had the bot licked
More rapid than eagles his lawgiver came
And he aimed, and shouted, and called them by name:
“Now, Standard! Now, Hot Shot! Now Hi-Ex and Incendiary!
On Dodge ‘em on Armor piercing, on stun shot and boot knife!
To the perp’s head! To the perp’s skull!
Now shoot away! Shoot away! Shoot away all!”
As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, blow it into the sky
So out through the iso cubes the bullets they flew
To impact the war-droid, and Judge Dredd came too--
And then, in a twinkling, I opened up all the cubes
The jail cells were emptying, even the juves!
As i drew in my head, and was turning around,
In through the door the Droid came with a bound
He was clad all in metal, from his trunk to his hood
And his chassis was all tarnished with ashes and blood
The body of Dredd he had flung on his back
And he looked like a demon, his chest badge said TAX
His armor-how it twinkled! His gun barrels how scary!
His eyes glowed like roses, his mood set to bury!
His droll other chest badge was drawn up so to see
That was was the old guard, was marked ABC
The stump of a boot knife was jammed tight in his head
And back from behind, came the revived Judge Dredd!
He quickly got free and punched the droid in its belly,
And the robot malfunctioned, like a bowl full of jelly.
The war droid went down, with a right jolly old SQUELF
And I laughed when I saw it, in spite of myself.
With a shot to its core and twist to its head
Soon I was alone in the room with ol’ Judge Dredd
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work
And beat up all the rioters, including the jerks!
And laying a finger aside of his gun
And giving a nod, the perps turned to run
They sprang to their cells, so fast that they whistled
And back down the doors clamped, the escape plan had fizzled
But then Judge Dredd grabbed me, I felt the cuffs tighten-
“Merry Christmas to all, you're going to Titan!"









Merry Christmas!
++ map ++ thrills ++ coma ++

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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition
« Reply #9 on: 05 December, 2021, 09:20:40 AM »
Merry Christmas everyone!!!

As Sheridan rightly said, my big news and reason for my absence from the forum over recent years is that I've been working on my dream project - a collection of professionally animated and narrated Multisensory stories for children and adults with severe special needs. It's finally released early next year and is looking AMAZING! I'm extremely proud of what has been achieved.

Check out a little preview here: https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/inclusive-stories-coming-soon and some very cool behind the scenes stuff here: https://scotttyrrelldesign.com/inclusive-stories-animated-films

A recurring character in my stores is Sheldon Snail (he makes a little Easter Egg style cameo in every story) so, for the advent calendar, I thought I'd write his one and only 2000 AD crossover sensory story. Hmmmm, it explains a lot...

Hope you like it:



Merry Christmas everyone, and well done (particularly to the tireless Colin) for keeping the forum homefires burning in these times of social media! Love to you all!

Pete.

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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition
« Reply #10 on: 05 December, 2021, 01:00:35 PM »
Every day that my schedule allows, I'll endeavour to post a festive sound effect, drawn with my own fair hands. :-)

Stupidly Busy Letterer: Samples. | Blog
Less-Awesome-Artist: Scribbles.

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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition
« Reply #11 on: 06 December, 2021, 09:26:32 AM »
Today's ranking

(Thanks for the coding assist Sheridan, still not sure if I've understood correctly so doing it the old way as well just in case...)
https://2000adbestever.blogspot.com/2021/12/ranks-19-16-great-stories-not-enough.html

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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition
« Reply #12 on: 06 December, 2021, 01:17:16 PM »
Today's ranking

(Thanks for the coding assist Sheridan, still not sure if I've understood correctly so doing it the old way as well just in case...)
https://2000adbestever.blogspot.com/2021/12/ranks-19-16-great-stories-not-enough.html


For the record - you got it right in the first link!

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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition
« Reply #13 on: 08 December, 2021, 08:55:01 AM »
More Bumper Xmas Prog rankings!

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Re: The 2000AD Messageboard Advent Calendar, 2021 edition
« Reply #14 on: 10 December, 2021, 07:54:49 AM »
Hitting the 10th best Xmas Prog this morning on the Ranking.