Oct. 27th, 2015

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It's "Off-Topic Tuesday" time!

In the comments to these weekly posts (and only these posts), it's your chance to go as off topic as you like.

Talk about non-comics stuff, thread derail, and just generally chat amongst yourselves.

The House of Lords have defeated a very controversial Bill passed by the House of Commons, an almost unprecedented step.

Hurricane Patricia was the strongest tropicla storm ever recorded in the Western hemisphere

Legendary Silver Age artist Murphy Anderson passed away (as did Maureen O'Hara)

The Jem movie has come out to almost universal dislike (I'm not linking to that, you can find it out for yourself if you want.
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"A straight fantasy approach suggests that even the idea of music as a transmutatory force is fantastical, as ludicrous as believing fairies are waiting at the bottom of your garden. The non-fiction approach leaves it dry and historical, a piece of pure explanation with none of the raw poetry and inspiration that narrative allows, and is all too important in pop-music. And pure autobiography reduces everything to a grey sludge, the hammer of honesty flattening everything to a vague nihilistic description of 'just what happened,' but misses out what actually happened. Phonogram is about the tension between these three poles, which is the only way I could express the entirety of how pop music works." -- Kieron Gillen

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"I'm realizing how sophisticated and complex the narrative mythology behind the character is, despite seeming so instinctively simple. Hm. The only other example of the trope I can think of is - of all things - Silver Surfer, but it manifests in very different behaviors." -- Si Spurrier

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