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A. Heathen

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  1. 17 hours ago, Christian said:

    I saw that the Trump administration was going to have a press conference today in order to show a path to how they can still win the election....

    Did that happen?
    We've been too busy with our Faux-Republicans (not Republicans in the british sense)

  2. 19 hours ago, GottaGetAGrip said:

    As the Trump post-election shitshow continues, the question came to mind: is there any modern American politician who has had such a 180 in reputation as Rudy Giuliani?

    Is it not a 360 or two 180s because he was not considered well until the Twin Towers aftermath?

  3. He is such a lovely man.

    Apart from folks at comic conventions it's cool to spend time drinking with (and he is one of them too), he's a great teacher and delightful conversationalist.

    He talked about his Sandman illustrations, pointing out how he'd subtly displayed the passage of time.
    I joked about my inability to do perspective in my drawings.

    He said how he'd noticed in vanishing point photos of the underground that there were electric cables boxed onto the walls, and he'd never noticed them, so he put them in his art for One Bad Rat.

     

    I have this on actual CD rom

    http://www.bryan-talbot.com/heart_of_empire/cdrom/chapter_one/start.html

  4. 12 hours ago, Christian said:

    Maybe he will raid the Treasury and take off for so-not-Communist North Korea, Brazil, or Poland to hide out before January happens.

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    A number of world leaders have texted to congratulate Biden and Harris on winning the election. You know things are getting real when world leaders send their congratulations.

    Meanwhile, Trump was playing golf.

    Something about ending his days in a bunker.

  5. I am just getting round to these.

    Due to mail order comics arriving elsewhere than my home. 

    5 was nice but I can't help seeing the hipster dude as an over long rebuttal of the hipster Constantine that they made us read. 

    This issue is so lovely and I'm glad I didn't read it at the time it came out - working in an NHS hospital... where people were dying 5 a day on some wards.

     

    The page where John elevates tge NHS to godhead was published when folks were on the streets once a week applauding.  Some of those people have forgotten already. The politicians involved have started to brand SHIT with "NHS" in order to get away with it.

    It's up there with SW Manor as a description of Constantine by a character that people will misread as an accurate and affirming depiction of *their* Constantine. 

    But clearly points to the real issue.

    He doesn't hate anyone (actually mostly not even himself)

    Anyway the issue looks like essence of Hellblazer and is probably in my top 10 single issues ever.

     

    Can someone buy me an Aaron Campbell page?  Or point me at one for sale.

    Not from this issue because it's too close to the bone.

     

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  6. On 6/21/2020 at 4:13 AM, Christian said:

    Plus, not to distract the conversation, but I have a hard time taking most of the SJW gang seriously, telling us that morality issues like with Ellis or Wood mean that they shouldn’t be able to publish comics while at the same time telling us that we need to vote for a man who has actually sexually molested more than one woman, in Joe Biden.

    That’s not exactly the moral high-ground.

     

    You do know that there are significantly different groups of SJW at work here?

    Don't be >ahem< seduced by the idea that (*) men are hard done by because (*) people are speaking out against (*) past behaviour. Also the sad truth is Warren et al are low hanging fruit for the "SIW" crowd. He was a force behind (*) good things, but that made the people who didn't like him all the happier to see his indiscretion and hypocrisy combined. But noone sees glad handing politicians slapped down. 

    (* = some or if you prefer "#notall")

  7. oh and I've seen more judgemental people voice nastier versions of "these women were old enough to know better: and that denies a whole dynamic of fan culture that is close to abusive "authority "figures. On a spectrum where abusive uncles, priests and bosses are infra red, this is certainly in the Amber.

  8. This is written by a friend who I've known since the WEF days

    https://www.doctornerdlove.com/on-finding-out-your-heroes-are-monsters-or-detoxifying-comic-culture/

     

    I recall a bunch of people didnt move on with Warren after the WEF, should we have stuck around to protect people? 

    I dont think so. 

    There was a shift from collaboration and community to fandom and even though Whitechapel [ewww how that name seems ill advised] forum maintained a good cultural exchange it was not for me (culturally Warren and I were very close at first).

    I'm sad that Warren got himself wrapped up in that kind of behaviour.  And that some of my closer friends feel complicit when they shouldn't. 

  9. It's horrible to watch America, where racism never really went away, but has been emboldened by the Hitler-in-chief.

    Poverty, plus attitudes, multiplied by lockdown fear (the cathartic release of being able to leave the house to protest), and opportunists on both sides of the political spectrum of shit, playing at rioting. Let's hope the good people who vote Republican recognise this venal, cowardly, twit-shitting racist for what he is.

     

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  10. EVERYONE is ignoring the "rules", which no amount to Do What They Did, not what they say.
    Cummings's actual plan seems to have been to use herd immunity to kill people off. Foiled by having to do something in March, the Release of Lockdown has been rushed forward with clear permission to return to "normal".

    Don't get me started on the imaginary track and trace app.

    People are back on buses acting like they own the bus (not me, I am walking everywhere). Ignoring all the constraints that were set in place.

    The simple request to wear a mask in confined spaces such as public transport and shops is being ignored by most.

    The Tories are obviously planning on the hot weather saving them from killing people through political public health policy.

  11. 10 days through having to self isolate because Karen has a cough. (No taste but otherwise no symptoms, and certainly no fever)

    I'm fine and it's frustrating to be at home. But I'll be updating my teaching slides.

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