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Forum: Book Reviews 29th Jan 2018, 11:11
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: Books of exploration and adventure

Though I don't read books of exploration and real life derring-do I realised, after reading this, that I read Fortian Times magazine for similar reasons. It's chock full of tales of hopelessly...
Forum: Film Reviews 26th Jan 2018, 2:06
Replies: 4
Sticky: Filmlist 2018
Views: 241
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: Filmlist 2018

January


Black Narcissus - which just gets better and better every time I see it though I was annoyed with myself for spotting a continuity error this time which I will now never unsee.
...
Forum: Book Reviews 18th Jan 2018, 0:43
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: Palimplists 2018

Ignoring the several gazzillion Comic Books:

Necromancer by Gordon R Dickson - a 1963 SF novel well in the van Vogtian tradition with two factions fighting a secret (and not so secret) war for the...
Forum: General Chat 23rd Feb 2017, 18:02
Replies: 76
Views: 13,584
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: The return of Gil and the launch of Mythaxis

I must say, the cartoon is rather good this time...
Forum: Film Reviews 21st Jan 2017, 14:39
Replies: 4
Sticky: Filmlist 2017
Views: 2,390
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: Filmlist 2017

January:


Les yeux sans visage (1960) -extraordinarily weird and wonderful piece of French transplant horror which has been on my must see list for a while. Thanks to Father Christmas and with...
Forum: Top Tens 7th Jan 2017, 21:55
Replies: 35
Views: 10,025
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: Top Ten: authors whose new book I would rush out to buy in a heartbeat

...and nine and a half years later we're still waiting.
Forum: Top Tens 7th Jan 2017, 18:44
Replies: 27
Views: 10,504
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: Top 10 Gay Novels

Last time I read John Wyndham's The Chrysalids it occurred to me that it was the perfect teen gay novel of its time. (1955) The shared hidden and, to the society around them, shameful secret...
Forum: Book Reviews 3rd Jan 2017, 19:08
Replies: 12
Views: 3,456
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: Palimplists 2017

This year I will read real books - ie ones without lots of pictures and word bubbles which is what I spent the last six months of 2017 doing. Not sure I picked up a text only volume from July to...
Forum: Film Reviews 18th Sep 2016, 21:07
Replies: 1
Views: 1,269
Posted By JunkMonkey
Swallows and Amazons (2016)

Swallows and Amazons - I must admit that I went to see this with a
certain amount of dread. I have loved the books since I read them as a
child some 40+ years ago and they have been shared with...
Forum: General Chat 21st Jul 2016, 2:25
Replies: 43
Views: 6,566
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: Comics

Here's a strip that probably won't make it into the book because some overly sensitive souls might object to some of the language (on behalf of others and without taking them in context).
...
Forum: General Chat 5th Jul 2016, 14:39
Replies: 43
Views: 6,566
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: Comics

Thanks, Nou, I spent some time last night trying to find a way of messaging you from Kickstarter and either I couldn't find, or there isn't, a way of communicating with an individual backer. ...
Forum: General Chat 1st Jul 2016, 1:29
Replies: 43
Views: 6,566
Posted By JunkMonkey
Forum: General Chat 30th Jun 2016, 3:30
Replies: 43
Views: 6,566
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: Comics

I bit the bullet. Mrs JunkMonkey and I now have a Kickstarter page running to fund printing some of this bilge and presenting it to the world disguised as a comic book.

Normal service will be...
Forum: General Chat 15th Jun 2016, 22:41
Replies: 43
Views: 6,566
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: Comics

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7371/27082699054_a6ba4ab3b1_b.jpg

(https://flic.kr/p/HgcUT9)Ruins (https://flic.kr/p/HgcUT9) by liam (https://www.flickr.com/photos/junkmonkey/), on Flickr
Forum: Film Reviews 31st May 2016, 18:36
Replies: 1
Views: 1,914
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1999)

Not able to find a thread specifically for 'The Dream' as we pretentious thesps are wont to call it I'll just tag onto this one.

last night I had the unfortunate experience of starting to watch...
Forum: Film Reviews 3rd May 2016, 19:35
Replies: 5
Views: 1,477
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: Captain America: Civil War

I did have a rush of brains to the head last night, as various chunks of trash culture sloshing around in there banged up against each other, and came up with Peggy Carter: Warlord of Mars! A rough...
Forum: Film Reviews 2nd May 2016, 17:26
Replies: 5
Views: 1,477
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: Captain America: Civil War

This month's Empire describes it (twice) as the best thing Marvel Studios has done. Doesn't really make me want to rush out and watch the rest.
Forum: Film Reviews 1st May 2016, 23:43
Replies: 5
Views: 1,477
Posted By JunkMonkey
Captain America: Civil War

Not having seen Captain America, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Iron Man (1, 2, or 3), The Avengers, Avengers Assemble, Avengers: Age of Ultron, or Ant Man.... and not having read any Avengers or...
Forum: General Chat 15th Apr 2016, 2:41
Replies: 43
Views: 6,566
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: Comics

Apparently they took me seriously. Bugger!

http://www.fortcon.co.uk/gosh-wow-comics/

got the name of the book wrong though. It's Space Cowgirl Jungle Romance Adventure Comics.

(I'm...
Forum: General Chat 13th Apr 2016, 22:45
Replies: 43
Views: 6,566
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: Comics

Crap! I seem to have committed myself (and my entire family) to publishing a comic sometime in the next couple of months as I have just booked a table at FortCon - yes, Comic Con culture hits the...
Forum: Book Reviews 11th Feb 2016, 22:49
Replies: 5
Views: 1,950
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: 2016 Palimplist Conversations

I wish I was reading anything worth discussing. At the moment I'm endlessly, and obsessively, reading and reading comics. Not 'Graphic Novels' - comics.

I'm sure, at some point, my fascination...
Forum: General Chat 11th Feb 2016, 22:18
Replies: 2,160
Views: 219,899
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: The Wonderful World of the Web

Isn't the web amazing? While looking for an image to nick (sorry - 'reference') for a comic I came across this:

http://www.laboiteverte.fr/henri-de-toulouse-lautrec-fait-caca-sur-la-plage/
...
Forum: General Chat 6th Feb 2016, 2:13
Replies: 43
Views: 6,566
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: Comics

Blush.
Forum: General Chat 3rd Feb 2016, 0:42
Replies: 43
Views: 6,566
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: Comics

Thanks, Nou - and sorry for having made you waste a chunk of the day. :)

I've looked at webcomic hosting places but run away again as most of them seem to be full of the genuinely fucking awful...
Forum: General Chat 1st Feb 2016, 23:06
Replies: 43
Views: 6,566
Posted By JunkMonkey
Re: Comics

I'm sure I written about this before but maybe not on Palimpsest

When I were a lad - I'm in my 50s now so we're talking about the 60s and early 70s - there were loads of weekly comics for me to...
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