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Title: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Pete Wells on 01 December, 2012, 12:03:40 am
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, thrills in every store! Oooooooh, it's here, the highlight of the year, 2000AD advent calendar!!!

Last year, we kept this thread to be kept comment free and just full of juicy Thrillpower so I'll start a new thread for comments here:

Right! December 1st and I have TWO treats in store for you! The first is my annual shitey film with horrible singing, this year I've chosen to do my take on "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole. It's called "Death's Nuts Roasting On An Angry Fire" and you'll find it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdwo0OWfVe8&feature=youtu.be (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdwo0OWfVe8&feature=youtu.be)

Secondly, my equally terrible attempt at a comic strip. Please enjoy Oor Burdis (with apologies to Dudley D Watkins...)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/oorburdis999pix.jpg?t=1354319898)

I've got one more 'treat' up my sleeve which I'll post later today.

Merry Christmas everyone, thanks for an amazing year!

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Post by: David Broughton on 01 December, 2012, 12:35:34 am
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Post by: David Broughton on 02 December, 2012, 12:00:03 am
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Post by: shaolin_monkey on 02 December, 2012, 11:21:22 am
Here it is folks - my first proper sketch of Dredd in nearly 25 years:

(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x32/scowling_monkey/dreddpencilsketch.jpg)
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Post by: David Broughton on 03 December, 2012, 12:00:00 am
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Post by: Buttonman on 03 December, 2012, 12:22:12 am
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/XMAS2012-1.jpg)

Here’s how it went down.

It was a barren time at Beast Towers. Tharg had seen fit to print any letters in many weeks. The Beast was getting hungry. We contacted Tharg and after some of his trademark bluster he broke down. “Please can I see the Beast in action?” he whined. He further expanded that the death and subsequent demonising of Jimmy Savile meant no one could ‘fix it’ for him to see the Beast and possibly learn its secrets.

Well, in this season of goodwill we were happy to take on the role of the silver haired fix it king. Only the fix it role, mind, the rest is in the hands of our legal people.

Anyway, Tharg fired up his space ship and came over to Beast Towers. He agreed to keep its location and secrets to himself, and in turn we agreed not to mention his patchy skin condition or double chin.

So sit back and enjoy Tharg’s Christmas miracle, a day when this little Betelgeusian finally believed in the goodness of man and the power of a MS Database with some letters detailed upon it.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/thargchristmas007-1.jpg)

Tharg’s initial nervousness was immediately dissipated with this selection of branded LETTERSENTERTAINYOU plastic cups. ‘With these cups you spoil us Beast Ambassador‘, he probably thought.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/thargchristmas016-1.jpg)

Tharg near went pale as he saw The Beast in action. Note its clever disguise of a 5 year old Dell laptop.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/thargchristmas008-1.jpg)

After some deep thought Tharg picked what he deemed to be the best collection of 2000ad merchandice. Sorry John, the camera doesn't lie.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/thargchristmas029-1.jpg)

He also declared this unauthorised covers website to be not of his taste.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/thargchristmas035-1.jpg)

Now comfortable in the home of the Beast Tharg opened up. "Look at the shite I get sent and have to rewrite every week" he cried.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/thargchristmas041.jpg)

After some wise counsel from the operators of the Beast, Tharg realised that Tom's letters could serve some purpose.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/thargchristmas056-1.jpg)

Before leaving Tharg tried to tame the other Beast of Beast Towers - alas Seti's eye beams saw the end of that plan.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c118/button71/thargchristmas052.jpg)

Now scared, Tharg ran off soiling a pair of borrowed jeans as he did so. It was the best day ever, he said. It made 'Trifecta' look like a boil on the bum. And that's a direct quote.

Happy Christmas all!
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Post by: David Broughton on 04 December, 2012, 12:00:00 am
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Post by: vzzbux on 04 December, 2012, 12:17:43 am
Star Wars does Dredd.


(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff200/vzzbuxblx/Star%20Wars%20Stuff/DSCN0089.jpg)

(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff200/vzzbuxblx/Star%20Wars%20Stuff/DSCN0090.jpg)
Sophie wanted in.
(http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff200/vzzbuxblx/Star%20Wars%20Stuff/DSCN0092.jpg)

Amazing with the lack of red amongst the figures. Wanted to do this bigger.
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Darren Stephens on 04 December, 2012, 05:46:00 am
Nice work Vzzbux and Sophie. :-)  Christmas based Stronts. Not much more to say. ( I did intend to add words to the pic, but ran ut of time. I think you get the idea, anyhoo.)
 
(http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j312/dikiminster/calendarfinal.jpg)
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Post by: David Broughton on 05 December, 2012, 12:00:00 am
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Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Daveycandlish on 05 December, 2012, 07:25:16 am
At the Wally Squad Christmas party

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g174/daveycandlish/DIRTYFRANK.jpg)

(for those who don't see my facebook feed; this is based on this weird statue in a Norwegian museum park
(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g174/daveycandlish/manampbabystatue.jpg)
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Post by: David Broughton on 06 December, 2012, 12:00:00 am
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Post by: Albion on 06 December, 2012, 08:49:16 am
The Albion Christmas tree, featuring 2000AD Snowmen.
Merry Christmas everyone.


(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/albion79uk/Tree02.jpg)
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Post by: David Broughton on 07 December, 2012, 12:00:00 am
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Post by: David Broughton on 08 December, 2012, 12:00:00 am
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Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Mike Carroll on 08 December, 2012, 12:29:01 am
Here's my contributions... (Click the pics to see larger versions of the images!)

(http://www.michaelowencarroll.com/pics/chocdredd 20121207-s.jpg) (http://www.michaelowencarroll.com/pics/chocdredd 20121207.jpg)

(http://www.michaelowencarroll.com/pics/selbox 20121207-s.jpg) (http://www.michaelowencarroll.com/pics/selbox 20121207.jpg)

-- Mike
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Post by: David Broughton on 08 December, 2012, 11:59:59 pm
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Post by: redbaz on 09 December, 2012, 12:41:44 am
Hi all. On the 9th day of December, the forums gave to you...
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sQcqk82TBgc/UMPdAa3qsYI/AAAAAAAAAX0/NP45f2QKIhE/s1600/JOEYDREDD+FINAL+VINTAGE+COLOUR+copy.jpg)
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Post by: David Broughton on 10 December, 2012, 12:00:01 am
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Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 10 December, 2012, 07:33:32 pm
Ahem... I said I didn't have any ideas! Have a grumpy festive Tharg in Dredd movie regalia...

(http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/577818_10152343462170187_125308817_n.jpg)
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Post by: David Broughton on 11 December, 2012, 12:00:03 am
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Post by: LARF on 11 December, 2012, 12:11:10 am
Bah, humbug  ;)

(http://client.eatsleepthink.com/20o0A6/finished/2000ad-advent_750px.jpg)

Bigger version here: http://client.eatsleepthink.com/20o0A6/finished/2000ad-advent_2000px.jpg (http://client.eatsleepthink.com/20o0A6/finished/2000ad-advent_2000px.jpg)
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Post by: LARF on 11 December, 2012, 11:05:12 am
Prologue to the above:

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the Meg
Not a perp was chugging, not even a Klegg.
The juves were in lockdown, secure in their blocks
waiting till dawn and watching the clocks.

Dodging the lasers on the West wall,
Santa flew in presents and all,
Cutting it low under the zoom,
Skimming the tunnels with just enough room.

With deft skill and aplomb Santa landed his sleigh,
it goes without saying, he'd had a rough day.
Checking his six, grabbing his sack,
he climbed out, watching his back.

He'd landed on the roof of Rowdy Yates Block,
realising his mistake he let out a soft, 'drokk'.
A rough voice behind him, 'Drop the sack on the ground.'
doing as told he slowly turned round.

It was old stoney face himself, the one they call Dredd,
but Santa had presents to deliver (he wasn't using his head).
If he could get back to the sleigh, escape into the night,
he'd stand a better chance once he'd took flight.

He skittered and ran, only six yards to go,
running to his sleigh, slipping in the snow.
'Halt' shouted the judge, 'stop in the name of the law'
Santa ran on, only two yards more...

The guy in the red suit was getting away,
Dredd couldn't let him get to the sleigh.
With a resigned shrug and no other solution,
Dredd raised his weapon shouting, 'standard execution'.
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Post by: David Broughton on 12 December, 2012, 12:00:00 am
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Post by: David Broughton on 13 December, 2012, 12:00:03 am
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Post by: Dunk! on 13 December, 2012, 09:22:35 am
Merry Christmas all!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/Tulkas32/xmas_forum_calendar_image_flat_850.jpg)
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Post by: simontm on 13 December, 2012, 12:52:11 pm
Obviously not mine (although I own them) but I thought here would be appropriate to share this Christmas Quadrytch from Alan Davis

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-H2-4tglrtDI/UMnOKsIqgII/AAAAAAAAAaU/YPbHp5o2xJM/s320/chrissie.jpg) (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-FSMOtFhTkVM/UMnOSRSN9KI/AAAAAAAAAag/u71DCgug2Ew/s320/pulger.jpg) (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EhlS870haUY/UMnOZuO7ldI/AAAAAAAAAas/DHshV4S10d8/s320/quinch.jpg) (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fR4FgCEwKSo/UMnOfysuC_I/AAAAAAAAAa4/svLcVh2zTlQ/s320/dr2.jpg)

If here is not the right place, I apologise
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Post by: David Broughton on 14 December, 2012, 12:00:00 am
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Post by: Trout on 14 December, 2012, 03:38:48 am
A little bit of silly fan fiction from me. Fun to do.

Merry Christmas!

- Trout




“Have they gone?”
“That’s an affirmative, good buddy!”
“If you say it’s too damn quiet I’ll shoot you myself.”
“Hrrrm.”

The creak of a drawer in Tharg’s ancient, intergalactic wooden desk is suddenly deafening in the empty office. The tiny occupants freeze, then chuckle and shake their heads at their own foolishness. More creaking and the drawer is open. Heads appear over the edge of the battered, cheap desk drawer. They’re free. They’re back. Exciting news, readers.

It’s Christmas Eve.

Out of the drawer they pour in their dozens, their hundreds, their thousands. At first they are silent, disoriented among the abandoned desks, peering around in the gloom of an office briefly left empty by droids permitted to visit their factory batches for this one special time of year. Here is torn tinsel; there, a gaily-decorated drum of toxic waste with a page of art poking out of its sludge. It’s Tharg’s Nerve Centre, it’s midnight, and for the forgotten multitude it’s time to party.

A cheer goes up from the growing crowd, many of them humanoid and many not. Blasters, blazoogas and glowing gauntlets are fired at the ceiling in celebration and, amid falling white flakes of plaster, a dark-haired schoolboy and his pretty cousin start to make a snowman. Strange, buzzing creatures zip between people’s legs and try to suck at their bodies, but are swatted away with a good-natured laugh. Somewhere, a bear-man and his small friend break out enormous barrels of Mac-Mac.

A unspoken awareness ripples through the crowd, and the dancing begins, with music blasting out of the sound system of a parked-up alien spaceship. The floor is filled with whirling figures: mutants and monsters, robots, cyborgs, clones and shapes so grotesque a mere glance at them triggers nausea. Soldiers tear aside their gasmasks to reveal pallid grins, long hidden. The scents of sweat, decaying flesh and mothballs mingle as the crowds pogo in unison.

It’s a long night, and a short one. The dancing goes on forever and the music never stops. Couples peel off to find quiet corners, while near the ceiling the vampires watch, their eyes gleaming. The drunks get drunker, and one family of outlaws, filled with bitterness by their lost chance of escape, get a bit too mean and have to be put to bed. Then the party’s winding down and the slow dances have started.

Outside, the light begins to grow. As usual, the fat man in the red suit didn’t bother to put in an appearance; too many people here are on the other list. Realising their time is up, the long-lost heroes and villains exchange sad glances, handshakes, shirts and a little gunfire then trudge back towards the desk. In small groups and battle units, they help each other to climb up the legs. A large, bald man in yellow dungarees pauses briefly to defecate in Tharg’s coffee cup before he and his brother head to bed. It’s all over again. It was a good run while it lasted.

Another long, sad screech and the drawer is closed. There is silence in the Nerve Centre, where the new alcoholic, radioactive litter will go unnoticed among the rest. Nothing stirs. Except...

Moonlight is glimpsed as a fire exit, chained shut except for a few inches of leeway, opens slowly. A single set of footsteps patters off into the night and a contented sigh is heard.
“Just out,” she whispers to herself.
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Post by: David Broughton on 15 December, 2012, 12:00:00 am
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Post by: Neil McClements on 15 December, 2012, 12:10:33 am
First off most of you won’t get the non-2000ad reference here but it’s from the boards very own Lady Festina and Uncle Fester‘s Disconnected Press comic Disconnected Vol 2 story ‘Pests’and secondly I thought I at least need to do something to please you so it’s Block War Santa.

(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b536/neilmcclements/santaadvent92_zps857d648d.jpg)

(http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b536/neilmcclements/2000adadventcalender15th_zps8f90b79c.jpg)
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Post by: shaolin_monkey on 15 December, 2012, 04:51:12 pm
Hi all.  Apologies for this, but I showed my kids the advent calendar so far.  They wanted a piece of the action. 

Here are their efforts:

Rosa, aged 6
Thrill Suckers at Xmas
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x32/scowling_monkey/rosadreddsmaller_zps01c074fd.jpg)

Freya, aged 7
The Blob Before Xmas
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x32/scowling_monkey/freyadreddsmaller_zps9e71074d.jpg)

Claudia, aged 9
Candy is Illegal, Creep!
(http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x32/scowling_monkey/claudiadreddsmaller_zps1b72764c.jpg)
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Post by: David Broughton on 15 December, 2012, 11:59:59 pm
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Post by: Alski on 16 December, 2012, 01:18:50 am
Right... my turn.

I decided to do another song, and then after I did it I decided to another more Christmassy one.

First up is the original, a cover of "Convoy" featuring Ace Garp and co. Lyrics are in the details section.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKa7W1SgxgU

Next, a version of "Little Drummer Boy" featuring Old Stoney face:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1xI4sKRXfU

Hope you like them.  :P

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Post by: WhitBloke on 17 December, 2012, 12:02:44 am
PARENTAL WARNING!

Please be advised that the following strip from myself is not necessarily entirely apt reading for younger children.  It’s not that it’s riddled with obscenity and equally not that I’m trying to be all ‘Nanny State’ about the content, but I would be remiss should I fail to suggest that you check its suitability prior to juve access.

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(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa44/whitbloke/SCS7.jpg)
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Post by: David Broughton on 17 December, 2012, 12:03:12 am
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Post by: WhitBloke on 17 December, 2012, 12:05:29 am
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(Sorry, Megabus!  Computer got a bit shirty on me after 23:57, just when I thought everything was safe!  :( )
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Post by: simontm on 17 December, 2012, 02:58:17 pm
Have you been good this year?

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3LaK_9OnkBw/UM8yitRK1JI/AAAAAAAAAdU/uMPqP5k8WPg/s1600/death%2Bxmas.jpg)

 :D
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Post by: David Broughton on 18 December, 2012, 12:00:00 am
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Post by: David Broughton on 19 December, 2012, 12:00:00 am
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Post by: Jon on 19 December, 2012, 12:03:46 am
Meh, too slow.

Oh well. Here's the second offering from the Enigmatic Dr X and me.

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/25024/2000ADAdvent2012_Page_01Final.jpg)

(https://dl.dropbox.com/u/25024/2000ADAdvent2012_Page_02Final.jpg)

At least no-one gets eaten this year.

Merry Xmas!
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Post by: David Broughton on 20 December, 2012, 12:00:00 am
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Post by: Gavin_Leahy_Block on 20 December, 2012, 01:05:19 am
My turn. Like previous years my contribution to the Advent Calender is to give the gift of thrill-power to someone, on behalf of the forum. A copy of prog 2013 and the IDW Judge Dredd were left somewhere in plane sight around Ireland and a note was included, wishing them a Happy Christmas from all of us here on the forum and inviting them to come and join us here if they wished. Hopefully someone will find it and enjoy it as much as we do.

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Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: David Broughton on 20 December, 2012, 11:33:22 pm
Hi Gavin.  That was a really cool thing to do.
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: David Broughton on 21 December, 2012, 12:00:09 am
+++ DATA INPUT RENEWED +++ PAGE 21 OF 25 +++

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+++ SEQUENCE CONTINUES TOMORROW +++

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Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: blackmocco on 21 December, 2012, 02:55:03 am
It has to be me to disrupt the flow. Can't link to the image so hopefully the mods can help me out. December 21st. Happy Xmas!

http://blackmocco.blogspot.com/2012/12/blog-post.html

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Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Bolt-01 on 21 December, 2012, 11:57:14 am
Thanks to the talented chaps Lee Robson and Bryan Coyle I can proudly present Judge Dredd- The right to arm bears! (http://www.babblecomic.com/2012/12/zarjaz-presents-judge-dredd-the-right-to-arm-bears/)

These are the chaps responsible for the upcoming 'Babble' GN from Com.X and are both Zarjaz regulars.

Enjoy
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: WhitBloke on 21 December, 2012, 03:58:27 pm
WARNING: NASTY VIOLENCE!

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Polar Bears!  I luv ‘em.  Couldn’t eat a whole one, though...  And because it’s Christmas, here's a cracker joke (as opposed to a cracking joke...)

Q. What kind of creds do Polar Bears use?
A. Ice lolly!
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: David Broughton on 22 December, 2012, 12:00:00 am
+++ DATA LINK ESTABLISHED +++ PAGE 22 OF 25 +++

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+++ SEQUENCE CONTINUES TOMORROW +++

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Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: shaolin_monkey on 22 December, 2012, 12:50:49 am
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The Zizzers Xmas (loosely adapted from The Junky’s Xmas by William Burroughs)


Fresh out of the cubes for jaywalking, my hunger for Zizz had hit an all time high. Why the stinkin’ Jays locked me up for something so gruddam petty when the whole of the Meg was going to stomm, is anyone’s guess. Anyway, there I was stood outside an Iso-Block in the freezing snow, on Christmas Eve, with a Two-Ton Tony style hunger making my bones ache.

I could see fires lit in derelict and abandoned blocks, Cits like me trying to make the most of it, with whatever they had left. I guess you just don’t appreciate the little things, like Weather Control, until they’re gone. I staggered down 5thand Kerpeskie, wracking my brains. Where could I score my Zizz, and more importantly, how the drokk was I going to pay for it?

Have you ever done Zizz? It doesn’t catch you straight away. The first time you try a little dab you feel a lift, like things are going to go right for you. You feel mildly disorientated, but you function fine. Then you got in for another dab, slightly more. Then another. For a while, each hit is bigger and bigger, and everyone talks about the Big Zizz, the final massive burst of euphoria before you plateau. Then you have to take the damn stuff just to prevent the withdrawal symptoms, of which devouring body parts of your friends ain’t unusual. Mind you, keep taking the stomm, and you may end up doing that anyway.

So there I was, abandoned to the elements by the Jays, trying to keep my mind off raw meat, and wondering what to do next. At the foot of Kerouac Plaza I found a whole bunch of snow covered Mopads, all in a row, lined up like drokkin’ Xmas presents. ‘There’s gotta be somethin’ I can fence in one of those.’ I thought. I walked along testing the magnolocks on each, hoping the cold had fritzed a circuit or two, and after about the tenth I heard a crunch. ‘About time my luck changed!’ I exclaimed, and looked for a way to prize the slide-door.

‘What the drokk you doing there, pal-io?!?’ I heard someone shout. Quick as a non-slo mo user, I used my arms to wipe the snow off the windscreen. ‘Jus’ being neighbourly, digging this fine Mopad outa the crud!’ I cried cheerfully, looking around to see who had spotted me. Some huge Cit was eyeing me balefully from an underpass, both hands in his pockets. One was bulging – ‘Las-knife?’ I thought.

‘Get the hell away from my Mopad before I call the Judges, gruddamit!’ he shouted belligerently. Despite feeling the urge to chomp down on this suckers face, I didn’t want a gut full of las-knife, or more time in the cubes. ‘No need to be like that, citizen!’ I shouted.‘Can’t a guy do another guy a favour no more, or is everyone still drokked up by the Chaos Bug?!?’

‘Just get the hell away pal!’ he shouted, moving through the piles of white drift towards me. ‘Ok, ok, I’m going, I’m going!’ I moved off as quickly as my aching, trembling legs would carry me. Was this withdrawal, or the cold finally making itself felt over the hunger?

I headed away, towards Ginsberg Block, praying my luck would change. You could say it did. Not two pedways further down I spied a plasteel case someone had flung over the side of a Zoomrail. Half buried in the flurry, it glinted at me, promising treasure inside. Who ditched this? Was it a drug deal gone wrong? Were there creds or mountains of Zizz in there? My eyes bulged and I salivated at the thought. Like a lurker slinking through the streets, I walked up close to a wall, and looked nervously around for other Cits, spy-in-the-sky, or random Jays out for an evening patrol. Nothing. I edged up to the case, slid it quietly under my thermocloak, and used my kneepad to stop it sliding into sight, while I found somewhere to investigate it.

An overhang created by a partially collapsed city block was the perfect place. With trembling hands I flipped the catches, and it swung quietly open. Caught by surprise, I felt my face go white with shock, temporarily forgetting my hunger and growing Zizz rage. Body parts – arms, legs, organs - and semi-congealed blood slid out onto the pristine whiteness with a splatter.

‘What the drokk! This ain’t no organ legger  or arms dealer op!’ I thought. Nah, these were not choice cuts with a med-laser – this was the work of some kind of futsie. Tearing someone limb from limb and stuffing them in a case; no wonder they ditched it first opportunity they got. The gore swam in front of my eyes and I thought I was gonna puke or pass out. When it passed and I came to I found my teeth wrenching cold dead flesh from a femur, me lost in some crazy fug of satisfaction.

I did puke then. I must have been chowing down for some time, ‘cos I swear I didn’t eat that much munce in the cubes. My guts heaved until all the human remains were out, and I realised I needed to get a hit of Zizz, and fast. Real fast, before I did this to a live Citizen. I emptied the case into a corner of the overhang, using snow to clean it as best I could. ‘Dirty Debra’ I thought.‘She’ll give me top creds for a nice case like this.’ I stumbled towards Ginsberg again, with the hope of creds for a wrap, and a warm Computel to enjoy the high, or at least the lack of ache and bloodlust.

Dirty Debra was not pleased to see me. ‘Watcha doing here, scuzzbucket? You got a rap sheet long as Mean’s robot arm! I don’t want no stinkin’ Jays sniffin’ around!’

‘C’mon Debs, do me a favour, I just got out and I’m sore. Need some creds and a place to score. What’n you do for me?’ I whined.

‘Watchoo got that I want? And where the hell you gonna score on Xmas Eve?  The Judges ran the dealers off the pedway, those that could stand the cold anyways.’

‘I was thinking Harry the Sniff could help me out? Check out this case some spugs ditched. Top grade, worth a lot – can you give me somethin’ for it?' I pleaded.

Debs grabbed it, opened it, wiping a finger around the inside of it, coming up bloody. ‘What the drokk is this, scuzzbucket? Whatchoo trying to play on me here, huh? Jays just gotta do one look at this case and I’m for a ten stretch. This ain’t munceberry drokkin’ jam!’

‘Debs, I know you can clean it and move it fast. Jays won’t come near you gal.’

‘Five creds. Take it or leave it. And you’re lucky I ain’t deductin more for cleaning costs. N’ before you even thinka takin’ that to Harry the Sniff, don’t bother man – he’s Wally Squad. My spies saw him reportin’ in – now no drokker goes near him, and he’s got a mark on his forehead bigger’n crosshairs on a gruddam Manta.’

Smarting from Debs deal, and the thought of no hit for a long time to come, I stumbled back into the snow. It seemed red, red everywhere. Things were going bad, and I felt a rage like never before. Hitting Ginsberg, I stumbled into the atrium and headed for the med-bay. Them Med-Judges were usually as righteous as the gruddam street Judges, but I knew this one was crooked. I’d heard he dealt outta the Justice Department supplies every now and then. He was my best hope for something to at least calm the rage of withdrawal.

He was alone, and I tapped on the reinforced glass until he saw me. ‘What can I do for you Citizen?’ he asked, the door sliding open. ‘Please Judge’ I said, drooping one side of my face, ‘I stumbled into a rad-pit and got the sickness real bad. I need something for it. Can you do anything?’

‘Holy Grud, that isn’t rad sickness’ he said, eyeing my symptoms expertly. He knew I was seconds away from tearing his throat out with my teeth. Quickly he slammed the door, but could see I wasn’t leaving any time soon. I saw him through the clear plasteen going through his boxes of pills, vials and injectors. He opened the door a crack and threw something out.

‘This’ll ease your symptoms for a while and maybe give you that high you’re looking for. Now get out of here, and don’t let me see your face again, or you’ll be doing cube time.’ He stood on the other side of the door waiting for me to go, one finger poised over a button that would connect him straight to the Sector House. I realised this was the best I was gonna get, so made like a Simp and red-nosed it outta there.

Blasted Judges! That one hadn’t been that likely to hit the button, for fear of their own SJS taking an interest in his sidelines, but there was no way I was risking cube time, Xmas or not. Next up was getting me out of the way of ordinary Cits, into a Computel where I could take the meds and ride out the withdrawal.

Looking at the vial in my hand, I did a ‘Whoo-Hee!’ of exclamation. That freaked out Med-Judge had maybe been kinder than he realised. I had a sure-fire one hit wonder of Morphinax, one of the most powerful opiates in the Justice Department supply cabinet. This poison not only kills the pain, but gives you a high that has you ready to come back fighting! Many a Judge has been kept on the street sporting gunshot wounds after taking these mothers. I heard on the muncevine even the big JD had a hit of this stuff in a ruck in the Hall of Justice itself!

The hope of a high cleared the pounding red veins from my throbbing eyes enough for me to stagger to the Computel in Ginsberg Block’s derelict wing. ‘Good evening Citizen!’ it said cheerfully as I staggered through the door. ‘What can I do for you this –zzz- cold night?’

‘Need a r-r-room, man...’ I slurred, trying to resist the urge to smash the stupid smiling face on the screen in front of me.

‘A room with en suite is 20 creds a night, or a room with shared facilities is –zzzz- 10 creds, Citizen!’

‘I only got 5 creds!’ I wailed.

‘You’re in luck Citizen!’ it electronically warbled. ‘We have –zzz- a special on rooms in the basement requiring some maintenance. Only 5 creds a night!’

I soon found out what was wrong with the rooms. The doors wouldn’t lock, and the only warmth came from the electropads in the hallway flooring. Still, it was warmer than out in the drokkin’ snow, and I had nothing to steal anyways, so I made do. I sat on the bed, rolled up my arm, and was just about to twist and stick the top of the vial, when I heard a groaning sound from next door. I didn’t want to come out of my withdrawal with some futsie’s las-knife in my ribs, so reigned in my white hot rage, and checked it out.

Next door was wide open, and some Juve lay on the floor, bleeding like a stuck mutie. He was clutching his leg, and writhed around in agony. Blood had soaked through his clothes all the way to his shoulderpads. ‘What the drokk happened to you, son?’ I cried.

‘Rumble with the Burroughs Boys in the undersked.’ He whimpered. ‘They got me good man, bleedin’ out here.’

His eyes were wide with fear. He knew he was going to Grud, and pretty drokkin’ soon.

‘The pain man, the pain, can you do something for me? Anythin’ man, c’mon.’

I hate them gangs that prowl the pedways looking for a ruck or a Cit to do over, and he was clearly a Juve that enjoyed them pastimes. Some would say he kinda had it coming. But I’m not made of stone, not on Xmas Eve, not even with a Zizz rage about to collapse my brain in on itself. There was only one thing I could do. Twisting the top of the Morphinax I told the frightened Juve ‘Don’t worry buddy, I got something here for ya.’ I knew my last hope was gonna end up seeing this Juve into Grud’s hands, but what was I supposed to do? I may be a Zizzer, but I’m not a drokkin’ monster.

I rammed the pointy end hard into the Juves neck, and he sighed. ‘Thanks man, you’re a real pal.’ He looked me in the eye and I saw the gratitude. He rolled over, sighed, the relief obvious in his face. Then his lights went out.

The rage hit me hard, then and there. This poor spug, dead on Xmas Eve, me cold and hurting in a run-down Computel, hundreds of thousands of ordinary Cits dying of hypothermia in what’s left of their run down Blocks, and millions dead, still being collected by folk from the Mutie Townships. What the stomm man?!? My head felt like it was gonna explode. I pounded the walls and felt my knuckles smash. I battered my head against the door, seeing a darker red leaving wet patches, and spray filling the air. I pulled great hunks of hair outta my head, and tried to gouge my eyes out of my sockets.

Then it happened. Everything went white. I felt my rage evaporate like the mist left behind by a gruddam Dark Judge. I felt lifted, higher than a spy-in-the-sky. I laughed, long and hard. I’d come out the other side, like getting some kinda immaculate hit. I’d beaten the withdrawal! I fell on the bed, lying next to the poor dead Juve. I laughed, I howled, I felt more than human, even despite my mashed hands and battered face. Against all odds, I was alive; I had beaten the Zizz rage.

‘Thank you Grud!’ I hollered at the top of my poor aching lungs. ‘Thank You Judges! Thank, you twisted goddam Debra! Thank you, you wonderful freezin’ Cits! Grud bless you Mega City One!’

I fell back on the bed, waiting, feeling my heartbeat slow to normal, savouring every last moment of my immaculate high. I felt wasted, worn out; my body had some healing to do. I was drifting off into a grateful slumber. And then I had a final laugh as I heard someone across the corridor shout:

‘Shut your gruddam trap, you drokkin’ spugger! We’re tryin’ to enjoy our munce pies here!’
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Bhuna on 22 December, 2012, 04:03:53 pm
Sorry for not getting this up sooner.

As Dirk hasn't been able to work his Advent magic this year, here's a little Christmas message from Dirk, m'self, Buck Tucker and Cruz (from Vanguard) yea I know it's not 2000ad related, but what the hell!

(http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h62/bhuna/advent2012-web_zps46c65c47.jpg)
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Lady Festina on 22 December, 2012, 07:24:17 pm
Merry Christmas, from Uncle Fester and Lady Festina !!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-riUDak-36mY/UNYHO6Z--AI/AAAAAAAAA2c/a3wjMTMrlNA/s1600/bmlettered.jpg)

With grateful appreciation to Mr Wagner and Mr Ranson  :D
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: David Broughton on 23 December, 2012, 12:00:00 am
+++ DATA LINK ESTABLISHED +++ PAGE 23 OF 25 +++

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Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: flip-r mk2 on 23 December, 2012, 01:50:53 am
Merry Christmas all.

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filip
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: COMMANDO FORCES on 23 December, 2012, 03:48:32 pm
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ME AND STEVE GREEN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H66uKW3cMuM)

Don't forget to watch it in HD
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Dash Decent on 23 December, 2012, 10:36:35 pm
Hi there, fellow forum fanatics.  It's Dash-o-rama time, so buckle in 'cos they're just as plentiful and lacking in talent as last year!

Merry Christmas to you all!

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/Dash_Decent/Lawmaster5_zps31344735.jpg)
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Dash Decent on 23 December, 2012, 10:37:13 pm
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/Dash_Decent/Shovel_750_zps353b1faf.jpg)
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Dash Decent on 23 December, 2012, 10:37:43 pm
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Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Dash Decent on 23 December, 2012, 10:38:12 pm
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/Dash_Decent/Carmen_zpsa47320c3.jpg)
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Dash Decent on 23 December, 2012, 10:40:00 pm
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/Dash_Decent/SinDex_1000_zpsf70de6a1.jpg)
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Dash Decent on 23 December, 2012, 10:46:14 pm
HEY PARENTS!
Low on cash?  Kids clambering for a Judge's uniform for Christmas?
Worry no more!  Zrag Industries (London - Paris - Peckham) present:

BODGE DREDD for kids
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/Dash_Decent/Bodge1_zps2e900af8.jpg)

Here's some of the comments we've received from our many happy customers:
"WAAAAAAHHHH!"
'I want my money back!"
"....absolute rip off."
"Why can't Steve Sterlacchini adopt me?"


(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/Dash_Decent/Bodge2_zps892a36ca.jpg)

May cause skin discolouration, rashes and a desire to juggle parsnips.
Money back guarantee: If you're not satisified, we guarantee not to give your money back.
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Dash Decent on 23 December, 2012, 10:46:38 pm
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/Dash_Decent/Shako-1_zpsf107bef8.jpg)
(After reading WhitBloke's cracker joke.)
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Dash Decent on 23 December, 2012, 10:47:05 pm
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Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Dash Decent on 23 December, 2012, 10:49:05 pm
Sir Pete Wells, KTT, the well known star of "Kick Arsom" and pastie-powered prog cover coverer, has released his annual Christmas message.  This year he has chosen to console those who have not been so honoured: "Keep Trying, Turkeys."

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...Five (million) letters from Buttonman,
Four gigabyte biochips
Three KTTs,
Two soundtrack albums
And a partridge in Pete Wells Block!
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Dash Decent on 23 December, 2012, 10:49:34 pm
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Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Dash Decent on 23 December, 2012, 10:50:30 pm
Have you seen all the garage sale flyers going up in our street?

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/Dash_Decent/Flyer1_700_zps539ec5c7.jpg)

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/Dash_Decent/Flyer2_750_zpsb870fc5f.jpg)
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Dash Decent on 23 December, 2012, 10:51:24 pm
An old file has recently come to light revealing plans by IPC Fleetway to merge 2000AD with another title, as had previously done with Tornado and Starlord.

With no adventure titles left, it seems the plan was to merge the science fiction title with one of their humorous titles.  The resulting comic would be presented in two halves, with readers being able to take sides with one faction or the other.


(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/Dash_Decent/Merger_700.jpg)

Some characters were to be integrated into existing storylines
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/Dash_Decent/Verdus_zps66bd38ee.jpg)

Other characters were to be adapted to fit the new image
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/Dash_Decent/Frankano_700_zps0c2c10dc.jpg)

Sadly, most of the documentation in the file appears to have been destroyed.
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/Dash_Decent/IPC_zpsea483f04.jpg)
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Dash Decent on 23 December, 2012, 11:33:59 pm
My son and number one helper also wanted to join in and has drawn these for everyone:

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/Dash_Decent/Ben2_zps26987c59.jpg)

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x418/Dash_Decent/Ben1_zpsdff55ac8.jpg)

Yep, Dredd gets a lump of coal for Christmas.

[proud dad] Beat that, pros! : D [/proud dad]
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: David Broughton on 24 December, 2012, 12:00:02 am
+++ DATA LINK ESTABLISHED +++ PAGE 24 OF 25 +++

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+++ SEQUENCE CONCLUDES TOMORROW +++

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Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: vzzbux on 24 December, 2012, 12:07:51 am
A day of making paper snowflakes I just couldn't resist.

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V
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Pete Wells on 24 December, 2012, 12:54:02 am
Wow, what an amazing year for the Advent Calendar, some real talent and creativity on show! Well done everyone!

Now it's time for the Pro's! Thank you to all who had the time to do something for us, everyone REALLY appreciate it! Right, I'll post 'em in the order I got 'em:

Firstly, the wonderful Jock sent this brilliant unseen bit of concept work from Dredd. He says "an unseen bit of very quick 'world building' concept art from DREDD. Of course, there probably won't be any Polaroid cameras in MC-1, but it went some way to cementing a realness to the idea." Brilliant!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/PeachPolaroid.jpg)

Next, the always brilliant Karl Richardson sent this superb festive sketch:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/2000adadventcalendarpicpetektt1.jpg)

Our next treat comes courtesy of the Gurn-meister himself, Mr Neil Roberts!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/DREDDMAS_002.jpg)

The batty Mr Dave Taylor was kind enough to send us this beautiful Batman image:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/DTxmas2012.jpg)

Next Jon Haward who, bless him, was poorly and moving studios so didn't have time to do anything new for us, but dug out this fine Dredd/Batman image he'd previously worked on. He also asked me to point you to his and Alan Grant's Tales of the Buddha collection which you can buy here: http://www.renegadeartsentertainment.com/comics/tales-of-the-buddha-before-he-got-enlightened (http://www.renegadeartsentertainment.com/comics/tales-of-the-buddha-before-he-got-enlightened)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/dreddBatsVersion.jpg)

Hold on to your hats folks, the fooking brilliant Ben Willsher sent me this - 'What if Jack Kirby had drawn Dredd?' Godayum, this could be a prog cover in it's own right, it's stunning...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/newDecWILLSHERBYCOVER.jpg)

Hot on his heels, Alex Ronald, who was bored on his Christmas holidays, sent the picture below. I'd frigging LOVE to see Alex back in, or on, the prog:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/AdventCalendar2012_800Wide.jpg)

Friend of the board, PJ Holden sent this really rather horrible festive Dirty Frank, uuuugh!:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/dirtyfrankpj.jpg)

Hot on his heels came this hilarious tribute to the cover of Prog 310 by the lovely Boo Cook (must stop looking at that turkey's neck bit...):

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/starborn.jpg)

And finally, for now, his highness D'Israeli sends this Trifectorious sketch! He seems to have battled an array of technical problems to get it to us so "Thank you Mr Brooker, it's hilarious!"

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/Simp-Frank.jpg)

So there you have it folks, we may well see more as the day progresses too!

I'd like to say a giant 'Thank you' to all the Pro's who've taken time out of their busy schedules to give us an extra Christmas thrill and to everyone who's contributed, either to the calendar itself or the comments thread. Merry Christmas to you all, Grud bless us, everyone!
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: The Monarch on 24 December, 2012, 03:15:00 am
and now for my hastily cobbled together effort.

How The Tsar Stole Christmas

David page (with apologies to Dr. Seuss)


Every one
Down in russia
Liked Christmas a lot...

But the Tsar,
Who lived just within his Faberge egg palace,
Did NOT!

The tsar hated Christmas!  The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don't ask why.  No one quite knows the reason.
It could be his head wasn't screwed on just right.
It could be, perhaps, that his penis was too tiny.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that Nikolai liked it which made him quite whiny.

But,
Whatever the reason,
His wang or that fool,
He stood there on Christmas Eve, hating the proles,
Staring down from his hottub with a sour, tsary frown
At the warm lighted windows below in their town.
For he knew every prole down in russia beneath
Was busy now, banging hookers and drinking mead.

"And they're enjoying themselves!"  he snarled with a sneer.
"Tomorrow is Christmas!  It's practically here!"
Then he growled, with his rich fingers nervously drumming,
"I MUST find some way to stop Christmas from coming!"

              For,
              Tomorrow, he knew...

..All the prole girls and boys
Would wake bright and early.  They'd rush for their toys!
And then!  Oh, the noise!  Oh, the Noise!  Noise!  Noise!  Noise!
That's one thing he hated!  The NOISE!  NOISE!  NOISE!  NOISE!

Then the proles, young and old, would sit down to a feast.
And they'd feast!  And they'd feast!
And they'd FEAST!
                FEAST!
                     FEAST!
                          FEAST!

They would feast on the finest their meage purses could measure and speak of tales of Nikolai dantes latest adventure!

Which was something the tsar couldn't stand in the least!

         And THEN
         They'd do something
         He liked least of all!

Every prole down in russia, the tall and the small,
Would stand close together, with Christmas bells ringing.
They'd stand hand-in-hand.  And the proles would start singing!

         They'd sing!  And they'd sing!
         And they'd SING!  SING!  SING!  SING!

And the more the tsar thought of this tuneless carolling,
The more the Tsar thought, 'I must stop this whole thing!"
"Why, for fifty-three years I've put up with it now!
"I MUST stop this Christmas from coming!
                           ...But HOW?"

Then he got an idea!
An awful idea!
THE TSAR
GOT A WONDERFUL, AWFUL IDEA!

"I know just what to do!"  The Tsar laughed in his throat.
And he made a quick dante coat.
And he chuckled, and clucked, "What a great Tsary trick!
"With this coat and dyed hair, I look just like Saint Nick!"

"All I need is a crest"
The Tsar looked around.
But, since crests are scarce, there was none to be found.
Did that stop the old Tsar...?
NO!  The Tsar simply said,
"If I can't find a crest, I'll make one instead!"
So he took his newest Ipod. And with some glee
Stuck it upon his shoulder and grinned evilly

THEN
He loaded some bags
And some old empty sacks
On a ramshackle carrage
He began his sinister plan.

All their windows were dark.  Quiet snow filled the air.
All the proles were all dreaming sweet dreams without care
When he came to the first little house on the square.
"This is stop number one," the old tsary dante hissed
And he climbed to the roof, empty bags in his fist.

Then he slid down the chimney.  A rather tight pinch.
But, if the so called gentleman thief could do it, then so could the Tsary Dante.
He got stuck only once, for a moment or two.
Then he stuck his head out of the fireplace flue
Where the little prole stockings all hung in a row.
"These stockings," he grinned, "are the first things to go!"

Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant,
Around the whole room, and he took every present!
Pop guns!  And bicycles!  Roller skates!  Drums!
Checkerboards!  Tricycles!  Popcorn!  And porn!
And he stufed them in bags.  Then the tsar, very nimbly,
Stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimbley!

Then he slunk to the icebox.  He took the proles' feast!
He took the meagre scrappings!  He took the tiny feast!
He cleaned out that icebox as quick as a flash.
Why, that Tsar even took their last can of finest prole hash!

Then he stuffed all the food and drugs and booze up the chimney with glee.
"And NOW!" grinned the Tsar, "I will stuff up the tree!"

And the Tsar grabbed the tree, and he started to shove
When he heard a small sound like the coo of a dove.
He tuned around fast, and he saw a small prole!
Little Mary sueov, who was not more than two.

The Tsar had been caught by this tiny prole daughter
Who'd got out of bed for a cup of cold water.
She stared at the Tsar and said, "Nikie Dante, why,
"Why are you taking our Christmas tree?  WHY?"

But, you know, that old Tsar was so smart and so slick
He thought up a lie, and he thought it up quick!
"Why, my sweet babushka," the fake Dante lied,
"Your ma promised me some stuff for shagging her my dear.
"It is only fair after!.

And his fib fooled the child.  Then he patted her head
And he got her a drink and he sent her to bed.
And when Mary sueov went to bed with her cup,
He went to the chimney and stuffed the tree up!

Then the last thing he took
Was the log for their fire!
Then he went up the chimney, himself, the old liar.
On their walls he left nothing but hooks and some wire.

And the one speck of food
That he left in the house
Was a crumb that was even too small for a mouse.

Then
He did the same thing
To the other proles houses

Leaving crumbs
Much too small
For the other proles mouses!

It was quarter past dawn...
  All the proles, still a-bed,
  All the proles, still a-snooze
When he packed up his sled,
Packed it up with their presents!  The ribbons!  The wrappings!
The tags!  And the tinsel!  The trimmings!  The trappings!
Three thousand feet up!  Up the side of his palace,
He rode with his load to the tiptop to dump it!
"Fuck the proles!"  he was Tsar-ish-ly humming.
"They're finding out now that no Christmas is coming!
"They're just waking up!  I know just what they'll do!
"Their mouths will hang open a minute or two
"Then the Proles down in Russia will all cry BOO-HOO!

"That's a noise," grinned the Tsar,
"That I simply MUST hear!"
So he paused.  And the Tsar put his hand to his ear.
And he did hear a sound rising over the snow.
It started in low.  Then it started to grow...

But the sound wasn't sad!
Why, this sound sounded merry!
It couldn't be so!
But it WAS merry!  VERY!

        He stared down at russia!
        The Tsar popped his eyes!
        Then he shook!
        What he saw was a shocking surprise!

Every prole down in russia, the tall and the small,
Was singing!  Without any presents at all!

He HADN'T stopped Christmas from coming!
IT CAME!
Somehow or other, it came just the same!

And the Tsar, with his Tsar-feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: "How could it be so?
"It came without ribbons!  It came without tags!
"It came without packages, boxes or bags!"
And then he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Tsar thought of something he hadn't before!
"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store.
"Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more DAMN YOU RUSSIA…DAMN YOU DANTE!"

And what happened then...?
Well...in Russia they say
That the Tsars brain broke
three sizes that day!
And the minute his brain switched off so hard,
He sent his ravens and soldiers and hordes.
They cut up the proles, they slit the throats of many and good old Tsar while watching the fun he took their meagre food…
          And he...

       ...HE HIMSELF...!

  The Tsar carved the roast beast!

Dedicated to Mary sueov and the fifteen thousand proles who died in the Christmas day massacre…

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Pete Wells on 24 December, 2012, 08:09:37 am
The mighty Al Ewing has sent this festive ditty to the tune of 'It's the most wonderful time of the year' to reflect the current situation in Mega City One. Enjoy:

It's the most horrible time of the year!
With the city in pieces
And you're leaking foeces
because of your fear!
And because somebody cut off your ear!

It's the most dangerous season of all!
With no spy-in-the-skying
To stop bullets flying
Or judges to call!
So ignore those screams you hear through the wall!

There'll be no time for bunting
With cannibals hunting
you hoping to chop off your head!
There'll be deadly infections
And sad recollections
Of relatives who are now dead!

It's the most sorrowful time ever known!
There'll be sobbing and weeping
And such trouble sleeping
Because you're alone -
Well, apart from your fiancee's headbone!

There'll be cholera breeding
And sectors seceding
And terrorists gunning you down!
There'll be rad-leaks and tumours
And frightening rumours
That Dark Judges are back in town!

There'll be blocks filled up with corpses to clear!
And it's no big surprise to
Be selling your eyes to
A black marketeer -
It's the most hideous time!
It's the most godawful time!
It's the most horrible time of the year!

If anyone isn't familliar with the tune, then firstly, shame on you and secondly, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yDQWcB8-Dw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yDQWcB8-Dw)

THANK YOU AL!
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Dash Decent on 24 December, 2012, 08:50:36 am
THANK YOU AL!

...AND TO AL A GOOD NIGHT!

(Sorry, couldn't resist.  I'll get my coat.)
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: LARF on 24 December, 2012, 08:51:23 am
Merry Christmas everyone! He's on his way...

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Larger version here: http://client.eatsleepthink.com/20o0A6/finished/Mike_card_2000px.jpg (http://client.eatsleepthink.com/20o0A6/finished/Mike_card_2000px.jpg)
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: David Frankum on 24 December, 2012, 11:52:11 am
Have a trucking Merry Christmas!

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Have fun and enjoy! All the best  :D

David Frankum
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Pete Wells on 24 December, 2012, 05:53:52 pm
More from the pro's! Firstly, this disgraceful effort from the deviant that is Tiernan Trevallion...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/santa.jpg?t=1356371408)

And, the definitive answer to Nikolai Dante's fate by the wonderful Si Fraser, glorious!:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/Wellsy/Xmas-card-colour1.jpg)

Merry Chrtistmas!

Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: Darren Stephens on 24 December, 2012, 09:58:33 pm
Judge Death meets his match.
 
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Post by: David Broughton on 25 December, 2012, 12:00:01 am
+++ DATA LINK ESTABLISHED +++ PAGE 25 OF 25 +++

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+++ SEQUENCE ENDS +++

 http://dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/
Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: SuperSurfer on 25 December, 2012, 02:07:42 am
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Title: Re: THE 2000AD MESSAGE BOARD 2012 ADVENT CALENDAR!
Post by: flip-r mk2 on 26 December, 2012, 09:56:27 pm
Here's my post for the 24th, sorry this is late but had a hectic couple of days and just got round to finishing this off. So a belated Very Merry Xmas to you all.

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filip