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    The first comics I read were archie, peanuts,...

    The first comics I read were archie, peanuts, garfield, Beano (uk comic) and scooby doo in the late 80s, usually old books handed down by relatives. Then I discovered Batman and X men.
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    Haven't read those yet but his Anno Drac and...

    Haven't read those yet but his Anno Drac and Moriarty are 2 of my fave books.
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    I just got into Anne Rice this year and now I'm...

    I just got into Anne Rice this year and now I'm hooked. I love how she goes off on long philosophical digressions - I like the stuff other people hate them for really. I like the passion and the...
  4. As Soon as I saw this thread title I thought,...

    As Soon as I saw this thread title I thought, Whatever it is, I'm gonna say "you think that's bad? Try this!" and post that guy going to Asia because he asked for a date at work.
  5. yeah, I'm always chuckling remembering Rouths...

    yeah, I'm always chuckling remembering Rouths zingers in Returns.
  6. I'm a British sci fi/fantasy fan, so I've always...

    I'm a British sci fi/fantasy fan, so I've always had friends into it, but it has never appealed to me. I just can't imagine spending money on the models when there's so many books, video games and...
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    Just saw a military sci fi I really liked the...

    Just saw a military sci fi I really liked the look of called Chaplains War, checked kindle for it and turns out the writer is a figurehead of this sad puppy thing. sigh.
  8. I love the new comic world, but I do feel annoyed...

    I love the new comic world, but I do feel annoyed if I someone who specifically reminds me of the type of person who bullied me in the 90s for liking comics, now a big fan because hollywood told them...
  9. Thread: My new book

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    I was a big CBR fan back then, I would be...

    I was a big CBR fan back then, I would be interested to read this book.
  10. He just sounds selfish. You deserve better...

    He just sounds selfish. You deserve better friends, someone you can chat to and relate to. He needs to not have friends till he grows up.
  11. I stayed in a hostel once with a black guy who...

    I stayed in a hostel once with a black guy who was really into a group like this and constantly watching their youtube videos and reading their tracts. He was a pleasant friendly guy though, even...
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    Just read Brandon Sanderson's blog post about his...

    Just read Brandon Sanderson's blog post about his faith and anti gay rights/marriage beliefs. Wondering why does he get a pass from so many of the same people who yelled to boycott Ender's Game? OS...
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    I read Heinleins' big, respected novels, like...

    I read Heinleins' big, respected novels, like Harsh Mistress, 10 years ago when I was trying to become a well read sci fi fan, and I enjoyed them and found them thought provoking, but haven't gone...
  14. Nothing against J Law or any of them but I don't...

    Nothing against J Law or any of them but I don't think they compare to the intense young female actors from the 90s like Christina Ricci, Thora Birch, Maggie Gylenhall etc. I wish some of those had...
  15. Thread: CBR Chat

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    is run to you by Bryan Adams sounding a bit like...

    is run to you by Bryan Adams sounding a bit like Nirvana's Polly...?
  16. As a random OT aside, I was in my "local...

    As a random OT aside, I was in my "local bookstore with a big graphic novel/trade section", a few weeks ago, and there was a loud aggressive man in there at the Batman section, he was talking to the...
  17. Thread: CBR Chat

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    Thanks for letting me know I am not alone in my...

    Thanks for letting me know I am not alone in my cold husk of a soul.
  18. Probably j law, there's an aura of someone...

    Probably j law, there's an aura of someone satisfied confident and comfortable about her that IMO doesn't work for the desperate, starved roles she's famous for, ie Winter Bone, Hunger games.
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    Not a comic, but China Meiville's sci fi novel...

    Not a comic, but China Meiville's sci fi novel Perdido St Station has a plotline of a protagonist coming to terms with female friend's seual assault and the discovery a friend was responsible -
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    I keep wondering about US gun use, since I began...

    I keep wondering about US gun use, since I began chatting to non-brits on the internet I've met lots of Americans who are strongly into their right to own guns. We hear a lot about the shocking US...
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    I have lived with girls without knowing their...

    I have lived with girls without knowing their last name...although I of course had their address and phone number as well as knowledge of mutual friends/their regular bars and coffee shops, etc.

    I...
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    I have good memories of the crazy 90s because it...

    I have good memories of the crazy 90s because it was when I first got into comics seriously. The craziness of things -like Death and Return of Superman, Knightfall, Clone Saga and the huge,...
  23. One of my biggest bugbears is when someones asks...

    One of my biggest bugbears is when someones asks for more realism in a particular aspect of a comic/film and gets met with a mocking chorus of "you want realism in a fantasy/hero story, ha ha". IMO...
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    man, just thinking,,,I'm a diagnosed Asperger,...

    man, just thinking,,,I'm a diagnosed Asperger, and sometimes I feel a bit cold and soul-less for today's nerd scene. I loved Force Awakens but I've not really got much interest in seeing the new...
  25. Its funny what doesn't take off. For example in...

    Its funny what doesn't take off. For example in the 90s most sitcoms like Friends and Fraiser were big here but Seinfeld could not find viewers, BBC kept trying to show it and moving it to late...
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