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  1. Darren

    2000AD & The Meg

    But why do you want it spoiled? Aren't you reading it? It's phenomenal. Up with the best 2000AD has ever produced.
  2. Darren

    2000AD & The Meg

    Last month's episode tells you who Lawless is .
  3. I might be easily pleased but I thought that was the single best bit of any Marvel film so far. But then I’m not really all that interested in superheroes punching each other so I’m hardly the target audience.
  4. In our showing that final shot was made perfect by a young child near the back, with utterly impeccable comic timing, shouting which meant as the screen went black the whole audience was in stitches. I’m not a huge Marvel film fan but I have seen them all because of my kids and enjoyed them all more or less. Anyway I went into this with fairly low expectations but came out thinking it was the best one yet. I absolutely loved Carol’s arc and THAT moment (you know the one) was spine tingling. But I also loved The Last Jedi so I’m obviously an SJW cuck who can’t be trusted to judge anything as serious as space adventure films.
  5. Darren

    What books did you read in 2019?

    I'm reading really slowly this year compared to last when I averaged about a book a week. Must do better! Anyway. 3. Interview with the Vampire - Anne Rice I first read this about 30 years ago, but apart from one or two moments I'd forgotten pretty much all of it. This is the foundation on which Anne Rice eventually went on to build an entire interconnected mythology with vampires, witches, demons and mummies getting up to all sorts and bumping into each other along the way. But long before she started to turn it into a "franchise," this was a completely self-contained and stand-alone novel. I think I enjoyed it even more this time round, perhaps because I was noticing things I previously missed, or that I'd previously noticed but forgotten maybe. It's interesting that this was published six months after Salem's Lot, and both would have been written at about the same time in the early 70s, as they both do the same thing: bring the vampires of folklore, Bram Stoker, Universal and Hammer into the "real world" of contemporary America. Whereas in Salem's Lot the vampire is still very much the baddie, Rice's take is very different. Her vampires are still merciless killers, but some of them, the protagonist of this book at least, are tormented with guilt at what they have become and what they are driven to do. It's a take that's been done to death since, of course, but it's not fair to criticise the creator of an archetype because others turn it into a cliché. On its own merits this works almost perfectly. The only thing I didn't like was the ending which was a real anti-climax and just kind of fizzled out. I'll never criticise Stephen King's endings ever again! (I will.)
  6. Darren

    The Alan Partridge Thread

    Chinaman Square!
  7. Darren

    Yoshi's Crafted World - demo out now

    I sat and watched my daughter (now 19) playing this the other day. The first game she ever played was Yoshi's Story when she was about 3. Back then she could easily get through the first level but then always stopped at the start of the next because she was scared of the bone dragon! So she'd just press reset on the N64 and do the first level again and again. Anyway I sat with her and it just brought all those lovely memories flooding back. After a while we started singing "oh eh oh, oh eh oh..." like no time had passed at all. And for that if nothing else I'm getting this.
  8. Darren

    Rian Johnson Star Wars trilogy

    Rear Windu
  9. Darren

    Formula One - 2019 Season

    "Potentially reduced risk products" is my new favourite marketing bullshit. "Yeah, we know all our other stuff kills you. But this might not!"
  10. I demand that you also include Excite Truck in this hypothetical non-existent game.
  11. No, that's something completely different, although Shovelware would have been an excellent name for @Davros sock drawer's shovelling game. Weren't you here ten or so years ago? It was a golden age for the kind of conversation you're trying to have today. Now the Waggle Wars are just a distant memory, like the RROD and Giant Enemy Crabs.
  12. I'm really enjoying this trip down memory lane to rllmuk: the Wii Years. Quick! Somebody mention shovels or SKUs.
  13. For some reason the last couple of pages of this thread has put that old badger song in my head, but with different words. Kiddy! Kiddy! Kiddy! Kiddy! Waggle! Waggle! SKU...
  14. Darren

    Legion - X-Men TV spin-off

    Great news - if it's coming to a definite end then hopefully it will tie off a lot of the threads, rather than endlessly creating more and leaving them all hanging as in season 2. It might even make sense! This makes it sound like I don't like it, I do, I'd just like to understand it a bit more.
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