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Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: Today at 09:40:26 am »
Relentless enthusiasm  (and Youtube gamplay videos) for Breath of the Wild across the entire internet has me very intrigued, even though the only Zelda I've ever played was Wind Waker and I got bored after 25 years of aimlessly rowing around.

Last Wednesday, the shop had Zelda but no Switches. On Friday they had Switches but no Zelda. On Saturday they had no Switches and no Zeldas. What will today bring, I wonder?

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General / Re: Your Favorite Prog Covers!
« on: Today at 09:20:24 am »
But realise its easy to get sucked into plugging for the older more recognised images so thought about more modern ones that are as powerful and this one meets that grade in such a different, more modern way


As ever I reserve the right to change my mind at the drop of a hat!

It is. That Cradlegrave one is really striking but I think this is one of my favourites from recent years.

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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 24 March, 2017, 11:13:49 am »
So what is the Cornelius Cardew thing?
In addition to being Skizz's pipe fitting mate, he was an English avant-garde composer and "loony leftie" who grew up not terribly far from Northampton.

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General / Re: Things that went over your head...
« on: 24 March, 2017, 10:56:56 am »
Like Cornelius Cardew before him, I only recently made the connection between the great maestro Pilchards-in-Tomato-Sauce Clayderman and the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen.

I'd like to think the name came first and the story quickly improvised over a couple of pints later.

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News / Re: IDW Cry of the Werewolf and Deviations
« on: 24 March, 2017, 10:50:29 am »
Picked up the John McCrea Deviations issue the other day. A lot of fun, with some amusing use of references to other stories from the same period to make sense of things.

I'm sure this isn't as much of a revelation for others but it's really interesting to see how much the colouring changes the underlying art.

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Film & TV / Re: Current TV Boxset Addiction
« on: 23 March, 2017, 10:05:15 am »
What's the visual equivalent of a page-turner? Watche the first four episodes of The Expanse the other night without pausing for breath. There's not really anything new to it but the mashup of interplanetary political machinations, hardboiled detective pastiche and space adventure all come together to make the whole thing a lot of fun.

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Prog / Re: Prog 2023 - Punch It
« on: 23 March, 2017, 09:39:41 am »
2017 in thrillpower has won me over I think. Thrills in order of power:

#1. Brink. Great stuff. Loved the unexpected splash of colour. Abnett has been on unbelievable form over the past year or so.

#2. Dredd. Fun stuff from the experts with a bit more bite than it first appears.

#3. Future Shock. A good effort from both droids.

#4. Scarlet Traces. Slow opener. One stunning D'Israeli splash to distract from the talking heads. The abrupt change of tone on the last page made me sit up and bodes well for the coming weeks.

#5. Deadworld. The fly in the ointment. Would be perfectly happy if this just stopped, never to be seen again.

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General / Re: Anyone prefer Finn over Slaine?
« on: 23 March, 2017, 09:28:49 am »
No. For a while I thought Finn was Slaine reincarnated. I kept expecting the big reveal and it never came. At the time, and of the time, I think that Finn maybe had some better art and that may influence your thinking.
Yeah, I was convinced that was coming too. At the very least, some sort of Eternal Champion connection. They are basically the same character with exactly the same preoccupations, just separated in time. At the time, there was also the Absalom style question of whether or not he was the same Paul from Third World War transformed from a smart, self-sufficient urban guerrilla into a thick, just-following-orders meathead.

I can see how you might like prefer it if you came to it first (especially if you had to compare with what was going on in Slaine at the time) but not given the other context.
Reading Finn again more recently, I enjoyed it quite a bit more. Mostly for the art and the dafter aspects, like him shagging a dragon or whatever it was.

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General / Re: Your Favorite Prog Covers!
« on: 23 March, 2017, 09:04:00 am »
A couple of classic McCarthy covers…

Yeah. This is the best.

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Film & TV / Re: Inside No. 9 (BBC2)
« on: 22 March, 2017, 02:29:07 pm »
Didn't he also say that he was bored with his life and wanted an adventure?

Why did no one die this week? Not really that bothered as I love this show.
Yes that's what I thought. It's only a throwaway line but they don't waste a word in these scripts.

Only seen the two so far; Bill and Riddle. Both excellent. Can't believe I've missed out on this so far (probably because I'm the only person in the solar system who doesn't find League of Gentlemen funny so didn't think I'd like it)
I can confirm that there are at least two of us.

So, is this worth a watch then?

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Off Topic / Re: Threadjacking!
« on: 19 March, 2017, 11:17:59 pm »
Last year one of the cinemas in town had live screening of some big gaming finals. Can't remember which game, or figure out why people wouldn't just watch it online, but that made me stop and think about the medium in a similar fashion.

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General / Re: St Patrick's day Windows displays
« on: 17 March, 2017, 02:33:20 pm »
sMERT!

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 17 March, 2017, 02:25:35 pm »
I honestly had no idea, spent the last half hour reading through forums on Swiss intermissions. You learn something new every day. Do some places really stop the movie mid-sentence?!
Haven't ever noticed that but the one in John Wick was fairly abrupt: just as she's walking into the room with the ridiculous bath.

I'm guessing it was common back then because reels needed changing and whatnot, but seems quite an odd thing to have these days. I wonder if the 70mm showings of things like The Hateful Eight had them?
Okay, I'd forgotten about this one. I did see the Hateful Eight over here but it seemed like the intermission was a deliberate part of the film as it comes right before the big reveal. So, you're saying it didn't have one when you saw it?

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 17 March, 2017, 01:40:59 pm »
I definitely remember double bills being a normal thing but not any specific examples.

Oh! Think I had to sit through some dreadful kiddie pish as a prelude to the mature delights of Viva Knievel! I must've been seven years old.

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Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 16 March, 2017, 12:24:34 pm »
Last movie I saw that had an intermission that I recall was The Towering Inferno in the last 70's (on a re-release).
I saw 2001 a Space Odyssey recently and that has a built in intermission but it was basically ignored.
Yeah. I've seen Seven Samurai at the pictures several times and it always has an intermission. The last new releases which I can remember having one would be Dances with Wolves and JFK. So early 90s.

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