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« on: 24 April, 2017, 12:15:06 am »
Please vote for one FIRST, one SECOND and one THIRD - first will get 3 points, second 2 and third 1 point.

The vote is decided by total points accumulated overall. You can honourably mention up to five other entries and these HMs are used to decide on tied scores so use them wisely and be aware that saying "all other entries" won't be counted. The deadline is midnight GMT on Sunday 31st of April.

Adam Green - Sláine (Unfinished)

Alan Byrom - He Didn't Think It Too Many

Albion1 - Slough Feg

Albion2 - Sloth Feg

Bolt-01 - Ukko

Damian Edwardson - Sláine

Darren Stephens - Warp Spasm, Massimo Style

flip-r mk2 - Niamh

Goaty - Warp Spasm

James London1 - Monster

James London2 - Mug-Shot or Headbutt

James London3 - Axe

james newell - Hack Mills

Karen Holloway - Blessing by the Goddess Danu

Leigh S - Journey to Dinas Emrys

Mark Higgins - Sláine and Niamh Go Hunting for Truffles

Michael Patrick Hartwell1 - Sláine

Michael Patrick Hartwell2 - Sláine

Patrik Lydman - Sláine and Niamh in the Wasteland

Paul Greathead - My Little Horned God

Paul Somers - Aladdin Sláine

RaggedMan - The Warped One

Rana Raeuchle - Sláine

Tulio Vilela - Sláine the Wanderer


Film & TV / Re: IMDB IS SCUM (so is rotten tomatoes)
« on: 23 April, 2017, 12:54:02 pm »
It's always wiser to use these things as a guideline rather than doctrine - I participate hugely in Rate Your Music - a website entirely dedicated to rankings or charts - seeing that an album I don't like "charts" higher than one I do like doesn't piss me off though because

A) Everyone's entitled to their opinion innit - it's just art, nobody died
B) These things are transient - in four decades your favourite film or your least favourite film could sink into obscurity or become a beloved classic. Or not. Ultimately we've got very little to do with that in the long run

I think folk don't like listicles and charts and "best ofs" because inevitably at some point they'll go against your own personal view. When compiled artificially they represent consensus not individual taste and that bugs folk out because it makes them feel like they're being dictated to. I mean - what if I thought Fight Club WAS better than Alien? (I don't) I think it's damaging to see set in stone in that way. Alien HAS to be better than Fight Club because I liked it and Fight Club didn't particularly grab me. However Fight Club could mean the world to someone and Alien very little. Are they wrong? Maybe.

The thing is - on IMDB if something is Popular it'll shoot up the list so you end up seeing like... flash in the pan films in the "ULTIMATE TOP 100" that disappear off it (case in point - in 2009 Avatar was in the top 50). Taking a quick glance it seems that Nolan has a lot of fans on the IMDB because all of his recent films are in the Top 100 which seems insane to me. Doesn't mean they'll still be on there in 2027 - or maybe they will be and he'll be regarded like Kubrick. Who fucking knows. Why have I typed so much on this.

Short answer - use lists tailored by algorithms as a guide not as a damning indictment of your own taste or an actual reflection of the world's opinion at large.

News / Re: FUTURE SHOCK! 2000AD Documentary announced
« on: 21 April, 2017, 05:02:01 pm »
Extended interview with Pat Mills (84 mins)


News / Re: FUTURE SHOCK! 2000AD Documentary announced
« on: 21 April, 2017, 05:01:03 pm »


First published in 1977 at the height of the punk era, UK Sci-Fi comic 2000AD was violent, anti-authoritarian, darkly funny and distinctly British. With such iconic characters as Strontium Dog, Nemesis and Judge Dredd, it became the anarchic underdog that forever changed the face of the international comics industry.

Offering a comprehensive overview of the comic s history, Future Shock! takes a funny, moving and passionate look at the various highs and lows of how a band of talented eccentrics came together to create a visionary and extraordinary publication that still remains a game-changer more than 40 years later.

Featuring interviews with the likes of Pat Mills (ABC Warriors, Slaine), Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), Neil Gaiman (The Sandman), Karl Urban (Dredd) and Alex Garland (Ex Machina), Future Shock! is the definitive story of the most successful comic in the galaxy - now loaded with over six hours of previously unseen extras.


Exclusive brand new interview with Steve MacManus (25 mins)
Extended chapter featurette: Cheap Entertainment The Appeal of comics (9 mins)
Extended chapter featurette: Judge Dredd (13 mins)
Extended chapter featurette: Dredd 2012 True in Spirit (13 mins)
Extended chapter featurette: 2000AD Vs the USA (15 mins)
2000AD Strip featurette: Bad Company / Peter Milligan (5 mins)
2000AD Strip featurette: Tharg s Future Shocks / Various (8 mins)
2000AD Strip featurette: Rogue Trooper / Dave Gibbons & Cam Kennedy (7 mins)
2000AD Strip featurette: Slaine / Pat Mills (11 mins)
2000AD Strip featurette: Strontium Dog / Carlos Ezquerra (5 mins)
Art Jam How to draw Dredd & Nemesis by Jock & Henry Flint (4 mins)
Pat Mills visits Kings Reach Rower (6 mins)
In the Soundtrack Studio with Justin Greaves (4 mins)
Extended interview with Pat Mills (84 mins)
Extended interview with Grant Morrison (33 mins)
Extended interview with Neil Gaiman (17 mins)
Extended interview with Dave Gibbons (47 mins)
Extended interview with Karen Berger (33 mins)
Blooper Reel (2 mins)
Teaser Trailer
UK Launch Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jock.
FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet

Film & TV / Re: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
« on: 21 April, 2017, 01:05:16 pm »
Picked up the soundtrack this morning - it's quality:
13. “Flash Light” – Parliament

Classic 70's rock is a bit of a trope in trailers/films these days (no complaints I love it but see ALL RECENT TRAILERS - THE BUBBLE WILL BURST) - however, slippin' a bit of P-Funk in there? Ohhhhh yeah.

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 21 April, 2017, 12:05:53 pm »
that it does sort of imply that suicide will allow people to have an impact on other's after their death and make them question their behaviour, which I'm not sure is particularly... idk, helpful? It's not helped by standard American teen casting I think or the tone-deaf portrayal of supposed poverty as pretty sweet suburbia.

No, I totally absolutely agree - again it does that thing that barely any alienated teen would actually identify with by casting a load of athletically fit clean-skinned beautiful kids. However despite (and possibly because of) the well-worn tropes and sledgehammer-walnut style problem solving it's out in the world and having suicide, teen rape and those sorts of things being looked at and talked about which on the very very bare face of it can't be utterly contemptible. I'M TRYING SO HARD TO BE CONSTRUCTIVE ABOUT THIS. I DON'T KNOW WHY. I ONLY WATCHED IT BECAUSE THE GUY WHO DIRECTED THE STATION AGENT DID IT. HE'S GOT A VERY INCONSISTENT OUTPUT. HE DID THAT FILM WITH ADAM SANDLER AS A MAGIC COBBLER. YET HE ALSO WON TWO OSCARS FOR SPOTLIGHT. WTF MAN.

Creative Common / Re: FUTURE SHOCK SUBMISSIONS Sept 2016/17
« on: 21 April, 2017, 12:04:52 pm »
Yup we also take submissions over at The Psychedelic Journal and give full constructive feedback ;)


Games / Re: Video Games Are Psychologically Damaging
« on: 21 April, 2017, 12:01:58 pm »

Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 21 April, 2017, 01:29:10 am »
13 Reasons Why

The buzzy new Netflix show. I caught the first episode and strongly disliked it. I just couldn't get a handle on the tone they were going for, and my initial reaction was that they were treating some very serious subjects in an astoundingly irresponsible, flippant way - for example glamourising teen suicide as a kind of kooky, quirky way to get revenge on others. Won't be watching any more.

Same. Tonally it was a disaster - but it's not really "for us" I'd argue - it's helping a shit-ton of teenagers open up about stuff apparently the world over so that's something I suppose. 

« on: 21 April, 2017, 01:22:54 am »
I had to do a massive round-up because I only just got access to it today. I'll make sure everyone's covered as much as possible before the deadline.

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 20 April, 2017, 02:49:29 pm »
Waiting for Guffman

Christopher Guest's underrated 90's return to partially improvised mockumentaries (with music written by the other two from Spinal Tap no less) is a smart dissection of small town attitudes and high ambitions. What would become his usual suspects are all there and on strong form as well as a surprise appearance by a young(er) David Cross. Doesn't overstay its welcome and is full of good moments. Definitely deserves more praise.

Film & TV / Re: Marvel Superheroes hit Netflix
« on: 20 April, 2017, 02:35:56 pm »
Yeah not too bad, that. Looking forward to seeing the series I used to love those characters!

« on: 20 April, 2017, 02:20:39 pm »
Busy day:

Alan Byrom - He Didn't It Too Many (This replaces his previous entry)

Mark Higgins - Slaine and Niamh Hunt for Truffles

« on: 20 April, 2017, 12:22:10 pm »
More from FB:

Paul Greathead - My Little Horned God

Damian Edwardson - Slaine

Michael Patrick Hartwell - Slaine

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