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Title: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: JesusAndYourBush on January 14, 2022, 03:35:45 PM
The latest rip off (120 issues, starts at £1.99 then hiked up to £9.99) I saw advertised last night was "Disney Doll House".

I wonder how many people start off buying these type of ripoffs and get part-way in then realise they're a ripoff, but feel they have too much invested in it to back out so carry on being ripped off until the conclusion.

There was an ad the day before for a magazine about tarot cards that sounded like it might be this type of ripoff but I wasn't paying enough attention to see the terms.  But I can't see how they'd drag it out.  One card per magazine? Surely not!
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: idunnosomename on January 14, 2022, 03:43:50 PM
fuckin absurd

https://disneydollshouse.hachettepartworks.com/

2.3 years? and it's aimed at kids? fucking shameless this one
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: gilbertharding on January 14, 2022, 03:46:09 PM
Quote from: JesusAndYourBush on January 14, 2022, 03:35:45 PMThe latest rip off (120 issues, starts at £1.99 then hiked up to £9.99) I saw advertised last night was "Disney Doll House".

I wonder how many people start off buying these type of ripoffs and get part-way in then realise they're a ripoff, but feel they have too much invested in it to back out so carry on being ripped off until the conclusion.

"Build your own perfect working model of the Sunk Cost Fallacy..."
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: gilbertharding on January 14, 2022, 03:48:11 PM
Quote from: idunnosomename on January 14, 2022, 03:43:50 PMfuckin absurd

https://disneydollshouse.hachettepartworks.com/

2.3 years? and it's aimed at kids? fucking shameless this one

Probably aimed at adults who don't realise that in 2.3 years their kids will have grown out of Disney and dolls' houses.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: idunnosomename on January 14, 2022, 03:52:23 PM
can i say the most annoying thing. have a look.

(https://disneydollshouse.hachettepartworks.com/assets/images/img--house-bck.png)

yeah why is the fucking bathroom not on top of the kitchen? have you ever been in a house??? the plumbing for this arrangement would be highly illogical!!!

there is a bog though

(https://disneydollshouse.hachettepartworks.com/uploads/collection/img--dolls-house-27.jpg)

although one toilet hardly seems sufficient for the wonderful world of disney. imagine if ariel's trying to have relaxing soak and in bursts the beast releasing an emegency titanic dump
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on January 14, 2022, 03:56:25 PM
Quote from: JesusAndYourBush on January 14, 2022, 03:35:45 PMThere was an ad the day before for a magazine about tarot cards that sounded like it might be this type of ripoff but I wasn't paying enough attention to see the terms.  But I can't see how they'd drag it out.  One card per magazine? Surely not!

Saw that too. Wasn't paying attention but it sounds like you get several different sets of cards, bit by bit, for years.

EDIT: Fifth page to lovingly add to your binder (price raised to £9.99)
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: beanheadmcginty on January 14, 2022, 03:58:59 PM
I've been in loads of houses where the bathroom isn't above the kitchen.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on January 14, 2022, 04:01:37 PM
Quote from: idunnosomename on January 14, 2022, 03:52:23 PMalthough one toilet hardly seems sufficient for the wonderful world of disney. imagine if ariel's trying to have relaxing soak and in bursts the beast releasing an emegency titanic dump

Does seem to contravene basic HMO regulations. I'd get the council involved, frankly.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: idunnosomename on January 14, 2022, 04:04:01 PM
Quote from: beanheadmcginty on January 14, 2022, 03:58:59 PMI've been in loads of houses where the bathroom isn't above the kitchen.
I am sorry it makes no sense to have the only two plumbed rooms on opposite sides of the house. ridiculous. I will not be getting the premium subscription now.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: gilbertharding on January 14, 2022, 04:13:37 PM
Quote from: idunnosomename on January 14, 2022, 04:04:01 PMI am sorry it makes no sense to have the only two plumbed rooms on opposite sides of the house. ridiculous. I will not be getting the premium subscription now.

The SVP my house rises in the kitchen to the bathroom, but it's a long way from the sink. And the downstairs toilet has its own stack. It's fine - but you're right in multi storey buildings you do try to stack drains on top of each other.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: seepage on January 14, 2022, 04:15:22 PM
Quote from: idunnosomename on January 14, 2022, 03:52:23 PM(https://disneydollshouse.hachettepartworks.com/uploads/collection/img--dolls-house-27.jpg)

What is a Warhammer figurine doing in there?
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on January 14, 2022, 04:15:51 PM
Quote from: idunnosomename on January 14, 2022, 04:04:01 PMI am sorry it makes no sense to have the only two plumbed rooms on opposite sides of the house. ridiculous. I will not be getting the premium subscription now.

But you can make the different Disney characters have a shit on the toilet.

Mickey with his tiny little droppings, Donald with his white and dark green splatters. Clarabelle the cow absolutely fucking decimating it with massive pats. Plus, I wonder how Olaf, the sentient snowman from Frozen deficates? Is it brown human shits out of an accurate snow anus? Is it just pushed through the snow like a sprouting daffodil? Does he have stains around his bottom because it's all seeped into his snow? We must know and this is why £9.99 per issue is an absolute bargain, really. Shame on you all for being so negative about it.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Captain Z on January 14, 2022, 05:01:25 PM
I'm sure I read somewhere, probably on here, and probably from buzby, that these magazines know full well that they won't survive beyond a dozen or so issues. At which point, they contact the remaining subscribers offering them the remainder of the parts to complete their model for a fee that gives them a suitable profit margin.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on January 14, 2022, 05:18:44 PM
Sorry @Captain Z, but Barry has moved this thread to H.S. Art, so you can knock all the serious partwork chat on the head. This is the Disney characters shitting thread now.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Captain Z on January 14, 2022, 05:24:54 PM
No wonder it was moved, clearly this goes deeper than we thought:

https://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2019/10/17/review-and-photos-ronto-chips-now-at-ronto-roasters-in-disney-world/

(https://i.imgur.com/DTDtQHf.png)
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: idunnosomename on January 14, 2022, 05:30:56 PM
Oh god now with the Disney+ media empire does that mean Star Wars and Marvel are also sharing that one toilet? Darth Vader emptying his waste VitaPaste carts down there. SpiderMan doing stringy little shits. The Hulk blocking it before Jabba has to go! Disaster!!!!
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Barry Admin on January 14, 2022, 05:34:38 PM
Quote from: Huxleys Babkins on January 14, 2022, 05:18:44 PMSorry @Captain Z, but Barry has moved this thread to H.S. Art, so you can knock all the serious partwork chat on the head. This is the Disney characters shitting thread now.

Happy to split that discussion off and move it back.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: imitationleather on January 14, 2022, 05:44:48 PM
Quote from: idunnosomename on January 14, 2022, 05:30:56 PMOh god now with the Disney+ media empire does that mean Star Wars and Marvel are also sharing that one toilet? Darth Vader emptying his waste VitaPaste carts down there. SpiderMan doing stringy little shits. The Hulk blocking it before Jabba has to go! Disaster!!!!

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde were always blaming each other for leaving the loo in a total state, if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on January 14, 2022, 06:57:38 PM
Quote from: JesusAndYourBush on January 14, 2022, 03:35:45 PMI wonder how many people start off buying these type of ripoffs and get part-way in then realise they're a ripoff, but feel they have too much invested in it to back out so carry on being ripped off until the conclusion.

I was like that back in the nineties with Murder Casebook*, but they never did feature every single murderer, it was a right bloody con.


*https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FZUI6fSd1Y
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on January 14, 2022, 07:04:32 PM
Quote from: gilbertharding on January 14, 2022, 03:46:09 PM"Build your own perfect working model of the Sunk Cost Fallacy..."

I wonder if anyone's done a crypto explainer in partworks form. Could be the perfect scam.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on January 14, 2022, 07:07:51 PM
Also quite intrigued what parent thread this was split from now.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: idunnosomename on January 14, 2022, 07:19:44 PM
Quote from: Captain Z on January 14, 2022, 05:01:25 PMI'm sure I read somewhere, probably on here, and probably from buzby, that these magazines know full well that they won't survive beyond a dozen or so issues. At which point, they contact the remaining subscribers offering them the remainder of the parts to complete their model for a fee that gives them a suitable profit margin.
i would assume the business model is more a long the lines of pushing people on to subscriptions. No one would buy them every week from a shop. You mass-produce the first ones to get them on the shelves, so much so you can offer them cheap, then by the fourth one you're just producing the parts for the number of subscribers you have amassed plus a few spares in case of damage etc. When subs cancel you scale back the production.

It has to be profitable otherwise why would they keep doing them?

They dont seem to be under any obligation to finish it, eg if they went bust. But they are a massive firm so it's quite safe i guess

Quote9. Liability

If you notify Hachette (in accordance with Article 10) of any valid claim in respect of any Issue which is based on any defect in the quality or condition of such Issue or any product supplied with it, Hachette shall at your option either replace the relevant Issue free of charge or refund the Issue. Should Hachette be unable to supply you with Issues due to circumstances beyond its control, Hachette will notify you of such circumstances and if those circumstances continue for a period of 3 months either you or Hachette may terminate the order for the Issue or (as appropriate) the Subscription immediately. Any advance payments made by you for Issues not delivered by the date of termination will be refunded. Hachette will refund you for the faulty Issue(s) only and will not refund you for the rest of the collection. Hachette will not be responsible for any loss of profits, revenue, contracts, anticipated savings, data, goodwill or wasted expenditure or any indirect or consequential loss or business losses. Hachette cannot guarantee stock of Issues 6 (six) months after the last Issue in a collection has been published. Should Hachette be unable to supply you with Issues, Hachette will not be responsible for any Issues you are missing in your collection. Hachette limits its liability regarding use of its website in the Website Copyright and Liability Notice. Nothing in these Conditions will affect your statutory rights relating to faulty or misdescribed goods

Still they're taking advantage of people not thinking of a monthly tenner here and there (phone tarriff, netflix, disney+, spotify) and just sucking them for a good couple years
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on January 14, 2022, 07:20:04 PM
Here's that Tarot one:
https://totaltarotcollection.com/
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: idunnosomename on January 14, 2022, 07:23:29 PM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on January 14, 2022, 07:07:51 PMAlso quite intrigued what parent thread this was split from now.
it was the stupid old bastard who made the shit titanic years ago, that branched off into a hachette partwork titanic discussion because it was more interesting than his truly pathetic and shameful effort.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on January 14, 2022, 07:24:49 PM
ta!
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Bigfella on January 14, 2022, 10:17:55 PM
I used to get a guitar tutorial one with a free CD for playing along with all the lessons.  It was the same price for as long as I was buying it.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: idunnosomename on January 14, 2022, 11:02:12 PM
i wonder when you get the Disney toilet? 2023 or early 2024?
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: JesusAndYourBush on January 14, 2022, 11:03:01 PM
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on January 14, 2022, 06:57:38 PMI was like that back in the nineties with Murder Casebook*, but they never did feature every single murderer, it was a right bloody con.

I bought the first 10 issues of that.  I stopped, partly because I was bored of it, and partly because they started featuring murderers I'd never heard of.  Not quite the same though as they didn't hike the price up and you weren't building your own Sutcliffe.

I also bought the first 12(?) issues of Science Now (and one binder) and the whole lot of The Unexplained.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on January 14, 2022, 11:04:38 PM
Quote from: idunnosomename on January 14, 2022, 03:52:23 PMcan i say the most annoying thing. have a look.

(https://disneydollshouse.hachettepartworks.com/assets/images/img--house-bck.png)

Perfectly good wooden chopping board being wasted there.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on January 14, 2022, 11:12:41 PM
I got that murder one as well.  I collected it and my older brother and his friend thought there was something wrong with me for getting it.

The newsagents wrote my name on it for every issue because I was subscribed to it and picked it up from there.  These murder magazines with my names on, in their special dedicated folder, are probably still in my parents' house somewhere.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Huxleys Babkins on January 15, 2022, 10:59:36 AM
The only partwork I've ever "finished" was the Ancestral Trail. Finished in quotes, because the 26th and "final" issue saw a gateway open to another world and another 26 issues of cutting out bits of cardboard and dripfed story. Mum said no and that was that.

The author, Frank Graves, got the copyright for the stories back, so he's self-published them as novels. Not sure they'd be quite so impactful without the beautiful illustrations from the partwork, mind.

http://www.theancestraltrail.com/

I came close to finishing How My Body Works, the tie-in to the French cartoon Once Upon A Time, Life. Would have finished it and all but my newsagent suddenly couldn't get them any more so that was that. Was really close to the end as well.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: imitationleather on January 15, 2022, 11:01:09 AM
Quote from: Huxleys Babkins on January 15, 2022, 10:59:36 AMI came close to finishing How My Body Works

I finished that one. All those months of buying it religiously just so I could have the Reproduction issue on my bedroom shelf without looking like a pervert.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Uncle TechTip on January 15, 2022, 12:06:27 PM
I bought about 46 issues of Quest - this came with articles for your binder (quite good), a poster (less good) and a cardboard model of some machine (terrible). I reached 3 binders before I felt it was time to give up. The articles were pretty good and informative, but when they started repeating issue topics you could tell the writing was on the wall. Still got them and they attract an ok price on eBay, I should really cash in.

We also had about 11 issues of The Joy of Knowledge which was a small hardback book each week, this was also good but too expensive to carry on. I do regret there isn't something equivalent today that I can get the kids to read instead of playing games on the computer.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: DoesNotFollow on January 16, 2022, 02:33:24 PM
Quote from: imitationleather on January 15, 2022, 11:01:09 AMAll those months of buying it religiously just so I could have the Reproduction issue on my bedroom shelf without looking like a pervert.

Just a shame the rest of your appearance and general demeanour let you down though, eh?
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Blue Jam on January 16, 2022, 03:24:10 PM
The only partwork I've ever bought wasn't this one but something very similar:

(https://snailmailreviewsetc.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/bd1.jpg)

A recipe collection which included a piece of cookware with each issue. Issue 1 was 99p and came with 12 silicone cupcake cases. Silicone bakeware was a bit new-fangled and not cheap back then and I bought the magazine after a friend who also loves baking bought a copy and urged me to pick up this ridiculous bargain while I could. It was during the cupcake craze as well, they must have sold loads of first issues to hipsters and Bake-Off fans who then didn't want to pay £9.99 to get a spatula with issue 2.

Oops. Reckon someone at the publisher got fired for that fuckup. Especially as ten years later I still have the cupcake cases and they look good as new after loads of use, so they evidently weren't cheap crap. Should have just given away a wooden spoon instead.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on January 16, 2022, 06:11:17 PM
Quote from: Huxleys Babkins on January 15, 2022, 10:59:36 AMWould have finished it and all but my newsagent suddenly couldn't get them any more so that was that. Was really close to the end as well.

Ah, man, those were the days.  Same happened with me and the ALF comic.

Never did find out if they stopped printing them or the newsagent just couldn't be fucked to keep ordering them for one reader.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: mothman on January 16, 2022, 06:22:19 PM
A while back I subscribed to a Star Trek vlogger's feed as he'd decided to try a subscription service to build a model of the TNG-era USS Enterprise. I haven't actually checked to see how he's getting on, must do that at some point...
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: gilbertharding on January 17, 2022, 04:28:08 PM
When I was about 12, I was given a set of encyclopaedias by our neighbour who was moving house. They were a complete set of this partworks, all bound in blue and gold leatherette, at least 10 volumes. I guess he suddenly came to his senses, and realised that his new house would be best left unsullied by a reminder of this lapse of his judgement.

I didn't wonder at the time, but I assume he started collecting with 'Aa-Ah' or whatever, a week at a time for about three years...  it wouldn't work these days because you'd get to 'Xa-Zo' and all the first volumes would be out of date.

Or else you'd be like Joey in that episode of Coffeefriends where Penn Jillette sells him 'V' so he can only have conversations about volcanos and vegetables.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: JesusAndYourBush on February 18, 2022, 01:01:59 AM
They've been whoring the absolute shit out of the latest partwork on every ad break today.  It's some Marvel thing and the free gifts/tat are so meagre the ad doesn't even mention them (a mug, a badge, and some bookends according to the site - I looked it up. You'd at least expect a little plastic action figure with each issue wouldn't you? But no, nothing so grand.)  The Marvel films are popular (can't stand them myself) so this will probably do well, despite the price from issue 3 onwards being an utterlly piss taking £11.99.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: mothman on February 18, 2022, 01:22:27 AM
So the Trek builder I was going to check out fell by the wayside, but instead I found this guy (https://youtube.com/c/TheWorldofWayneUK) who builds absolutely loads of partworks. It's fascinating, even relaxing, to watch, but I'm not tempted to try one myself.

It's the cost that gets me. Often £2.99 postage and £9.99 an issue - and there can be 100, 120, 140 issues. You're looking at £1500 over a couple of years for a DeAgostini BYO X-Wing - not really worth it at all, it's mostly plastic - or an Eaglemoss/Hero Collector BYO Enterprise NCC-1701-D - which just might be, the quality and detail is stunning.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: gilbertharding on February 18, 2022, 09:13:52 AM
Quote from: mothman on February 18, 2022, 01:22:27 AMSo the Trek builder I was going to check out fell by the wayside, but instead I found this guy (https://youtube.com/c/TheWorldofWayneUK) who builds absolutely loads of partworks. It's fascinating, even relaxing, to watch, but I'm not tempted to try one myself.

It's the cost that gets me. Often £2.99 postage and £9.99 an issue - and there can be 100, 120, 140 issues. You're looking at £1500 over a couple of years for a DeAgostini BYO X-Wing - not really worth it at all, it's mostly plastic - or an Eaglemoss/Hero Collector BYO Enterprise NCC-1701-D - which just might be, the quality and detail is stunning.

Your man there with his YouTube channel has 53K followers (or subscribers or whatever they're called... could anyone guess if he's making a profit from this after all his Hachette subscriptions are deducted?
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Pete23 on February 18, 2022, 09:30:28 AM
Do I want a 1.2 metre high Alien that turns his head to follow sound (even if he is a bit out of proportion and has a weird brown jaw)? Yes I do.

Would I buy him for just under £1,100 if I saw him in a shop?* No I bloody wouldn't.

https://alien.hachettepartworks.com/

*Total cost of 100 issues
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Pete23 on February 18, 2022, 09:35:46 AM
Should also mention that the few videos I've watched of people assembling the Alien all mention that it will cost a small fortune in superglue on top of the cost of magazines.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: mothman on February 18, 2022, 12:16:53 PM
Quote from: gilbertharding on February 18, 2022, 09:13:52 AMYour man there with his YouTube channel has 53K followers (or subscribers or whatever they're called... could anyone guess if he's making a profit from this after all his Hachette subscriptions are deducted?
I have wondered about his business model, he has a Patreon, but whether that enables about £50-100 a month in the subscriptions he must be paying, plus the newly built workshop he now has, etc., who knows? Maybe just has a really high-paying job...
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Bad Ambassador on February 18, 2022, 04:53:17 PM
...which he's been sacked from due to spending all his time on building a model of Hercule Poirot.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Blue Jam on February 18, 2022, 05:32:19 PM
Surely you could make a better Xenomorph now using a 3D printer and an Arduino? These partworks seem like a relic.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: mothman on February 18, 2022, 05:45:17 PM
He has a 3D printer too, it's often chuntering away in the background. I think in one vide he said he was doing a from-scratch build of a VINCent from The Black Hole; in another he was printing a copy of the headpiece of the Staff Of Ra.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on February 18, 2022, 05:45:42 PM
I bought a facehugger plush toy when I was a teenager, it used to live on my car's parcel shelf like an alien version of the Churchill Dog.

I don't drive at the moment so it's clinging to the mirror in me lounge.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Blumf on February 18, 2022, 06:25:19 PM
Quote from: Blue Jam on February 18, 2022, 05:32:19 PMSurely you could make a better Xenomorph now using a 3D printer and an Arduino? These partworks seem like a relic.

Each week receive a different five foot length of ABS printer filament to add to you collection
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Blue Jam on February 18, 2022, 06:33:38 PM
Quote from: Sebastian Cobb on February 18, 2022, 05:45:42 PMI bought a facehugger plush toy when I was a teenager, it used to live on my car's parcel shelf like an alien version of the Churchill Dog.

I don't drive at the moment so it's clinging to the mirror in me lounge.

I've got a load of Giant Microbes plush toys in my office at werk. Used to get them free at conferences. Got a neuron, an adipocyte, think the Shigella one is the nastiest I own. Shame I never got the AIDS or Coronavirus ones. The reproductive biologists I know mostly have the sperm and egg ones. One colleague has a plush antibody which looks a bit rude and made me do a double-take.

I also still have a plush of an anthropomorphic blood drop from the first time I gave blood. It looks a bit evil.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Dex Sawash on February 19, 2022, 10:38:42 AM
Quote from: mothman on February 18, 2022, 12:16:53 PMI have wondered about his business model, he has a Patreon, but whether that enables about £50-100 a month in the subscriptions he must be paying, plus the newly built workshop he now has, etc., who knows? Maybe just has a really high-paying job...

Onlyfans is where he really makes coin.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Buelligan on February 19, 2022, 11:12:08 AM
Quote from: Replies From View on January 14, 2022, 11:12:41 PMI got that murder one as well.  I collected it and my older brother and his friend thought there was something wrong with me for getting it.

The newsagents wrote my name on it for every issue because I was subscribed to it and picked it up from there.  These murder magazines with my names on, in their special dedicated folder, are probably still in my parents' house somewhere.

I'm afraid your dear parents sold them on.  They're now catalogued in the Metropolitan Police's warehouse, in case they ever need to axe you to death in a car park or shoot you up the tube station.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on February 19, 2022, 11:15:00 AM
Quote from: Buelligan on February 19, 2022, 11:12:08 AMshoot you up the tube station.

That'd make your eyes water!
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Buelligan on February 19, 2022, 11:30:28 AM
They wouldn't even care, Lisa.

Just shrug it off with a big-eyed trust-me look, those swines love that sort of activity. 

They'd disable the cameras first, obvs.  Or seize the tapes.  Those cameras everywhere, watching everyone to keep them safe...

Then they'd offer the inquiry a big stare at the million-part Great Book of Fucking Lies.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on February 19, 2022, 11:30:52 AM
Quote from: Buelligan on February 19, 2022, 11:12:08 AMI'm afraid your dear parents sold them on.  They're now catalogued in the Metropolitan Police's warehouse, in case they ever need to axe you to death in a car park or shoot you up the tube station.

Oh for crying out loud.  This is the exact polar opposite of what I planned from the outset.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on February 19, 2022, 11:33:46 AM
Quote from: Lisa Jesusandmarychain on February 19, 2022, 11:15:00 AMThat'd make your eyes water!

https://www.campaignlive.co.uk/article/grey-abandons-famous-opal-fruits-slogan/25870
Title: Random House of Death
Post by: Buelligan on February 19, 2022, 11:37:18 AM
Quote from: Replies From View on February 19, 2022, 11:30:52 AMOh for crying out loud.  This is the exact polar opposite of what I planned from the outset.

Us little people should learn not to plan.  Learn it or die trying.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on February 19, 2022, 12:12:15 PM
Quote from: Buelligan on February 19, 2022, 11:37:18 AMdie trying.

On it.  This is going to look so awesome when I'm done.

(https://img.thedailybeast.com/image/upload/c_crop,d_placeholder_euli9k,h_1439,w_2560,x_0,y_0/dpr_1.5/c_limit,w_1044/fl_lossy,q_auto/v1589488955/tie-dye_om5gi8)

I'll be wearing such trendy clothes that there's no way the police will recognise me.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Buelligan on February 19, 2022, 12:19:03 PM
Foolish move, man.

(https://i1.sndcdn.com/artworks-000642095614-paisxr-t500x500.jpg)
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on February 19, 2022, 12:29:33 PM
How can you possibly know the outcome of this pattern before it is done.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Buelligan on February 19, 2022, 12:32:22 PM
Quote from: Replies From View on February 19, 2022, 12:29:33 PMHow can you possibly know the outcome of this pattern before it is done.

Because I'm a subscriber to the Metropolitan Police's partwork - Truncheon, boot, your head, our JAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM.  Read all the bits.

Those lumps aren't seeds, btw.
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Sebastian Cobb on February 19, 2022, 12:33:40 PM
Quote from: Buelligan on February 19, 2022, 12:19:03 PMFoolish move, man.

(https://i1.sndcdn.com/artworks-000642095614-paisxr-t500x500.jpg)

thought this was a duke smoochem thing when i first glanced at it, i'm too online
Title: Re: Partworks magazines [split topic]
Post by: Replies From View on February 19, 2022, 12:57:36 PM
There you are; finished.

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/AXsfbPXdwag/maxresdefault.jpg)