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  • Which is the best Tintin?
  • noteeth
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    Difficult, but my top three:

    GNARGNAR
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    Surely a rhetorical question. TIntin being fnking shnit and all.

    noteeth
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    What’s the matter? Didn’t have a childhood?

    GNARGNAR
    Free Member

    Even as a child I had zero interest in the adventures of a ginger boy with a quiff, his terrier and his middle aged sailor friend.

    noteeth
    Free Member

    "Iconoclast"

    pk-ripper
    Free Member

    noteeth – Member
    What’s the matter? Didn’t have a childhood?

    I did – I went and did stuff rather than reading european newspaper comic strip toss.

    noteeth
    Free Member

    I went and did stuff rather than reading european newspaper comic strip toss

    Hooray – this is like school. Please don’t peanut my tie.

    GNARGNAR
    Free Member

    Even Herge hated Tintin. Tintin has zero charisma. He is a complete non character. All the supporting characters are crude clichés just as bereft of character. All of them are totally asexual . His adventures consist of going to a country other than Belgium….ooooooooh imagine the rush.

    During the Nazi occupation of Belgium Herge continued to churn out "adventures" for a Nazi newspaper when he could easily have fled to Britain or the US. Hmmmmm. Then there’s the matter of those "adventures" actually being largely ripped off obscure Jules Verne stories.

    I cant think of a single reason for tintins success, nevermind the high regard its held in today. There must be a word that sums up the phenomenon of people nostalgically holding crap from there childhood in too high a regard?

    Stoner
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    I liked how he brought civilization to the fuzzy wuzzies….

    Its a fine line between communist to fascist comrade! 🙂

    matthewjb
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    I used to love comic books as a kid.

    But I always preferred Asterix to Tintin.

    noteeth
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    nostalgically holding crap from there childhood

    Yawn – I am more than well-acquainted with the Herge backstory. Guess what? As a 7 year old, it barely concerned me – anymore than Ezra Pound’s dalliance with Italian Fascism. I mean, there must be a word that sums up the phenomenon of adults talking about childhood reading as if it were a third-rate debate on the colonial other. No matter that said comic book adventures prefigured a later love of Conrad and all other manner of writing. Perhaps I should have taken up "full contact combat sports", or whatever the **** it is you advocate on the weight loss thread. Thank gawd I stuck to reading books and riding BMX.

    hamishthecat
    Full Member

    Well there truly are some humourless f*cks on here.

    My favourites are the double episode: The Secret of the Unicorn/Red Rackham’s Treasure, and I always liked the Tintin and the Shooting Star too.

    noteeth
    Free Member

    Its a fine line between communist to fascist comrade!

    Hitler and Stalin, up a tree
    K.I.S.S.I.N.G.

    josemctavish
    Free Member

    Reading books and riding BMX sounds like my childhood. Some people are being rather touchy about someone daring to have fond memories of something they aren’t bothered about. I liked the Tintin books too, they were good to read when my library ran out of Asterixes!

    noteeth
    Free Member

    Asterix too – goes without saying!

    GNARGNAR
    Free Member

    hamishthecat – Member
    Well there truly are some humourless f*cks on here.

    My favourites are the double episode: The Secret of the Unicorn/Red Rackham’s Treasure, and I always liked the Tintin and the Shooting Star too.

    Tintin is a member here?

    noteeth – Member

    Yawn – I am more than well-acquainted with the Herge backstory. Guess what? As a 7 year old, it barely concerned me – anymore than Ezra Pound’s dalliance with Italian Fascism. I mean, there must be a word that sums up the phenomenon of adults talking about childhood reading as if it were a third-rate debate on the colonial other. No matter that said comic book adventures prefigured a later love of Conrad and all other manner of writing. Perhaps I should have taken up "full contact combat sports", or whatever the **** it is you advocate on the weight loss thread. Thank gawd I stuck to reading books and riding BMX.

    I am struggling to see the correlation between my advice to an adult trying to loose weight and what constitutes well written and or inventive fantasy for children. I mean, that’s a bit of tangent is it not? Maybe you’re trying to imply that I am some sort of ignorant meat head? Maybe that’s why I cant appreciate the subtleties of tintin?

    Or maybe what you what you did was scrub through my posts in a vain attempt to find something silly, contradictory or somehow incriminating, then post one sentence of a much larger piece, completely out of context to vainly try to imply that I talk bollocks??

    At the end of the day this is tintin we are talking about here not bible or qua-ran. I figured on a place like the internet I might be able to express an opinion on such a matter, maybe I was mistaken. Maybe tintin is the greatest fictional character ever created.

    JoB
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    luckily i managed to balance the overt Nazi propoganda of my Tintin books by reading Battle-Action comics where the plucky Brits beat the crap out the Hun and the Nip

    MrNutt
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    tintin was and has always been shite, I’m sorry, let it go.

    noteeth
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    I mean, that’s a bit of tangent is it not?

    Really? Because I find the phrase "full contact combat sports" utterly hilarious and redolent of Chuck Norris po-faced sensei nonsense. But then I grasp – vaguely – that people might enjoy, y’know, other stuff. Stuff inwhich I have (as you say) "zero interest."

    lookmanohands
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    tintin in tibet, my fave 😆

    josemctavish
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    I prefer MrNutt’s concise expression of his opinion, rather than the "Ooh get me, I know about politics and stuff" approach further up the thread. They’re books read by 7 year olds for god’s sake.

    GNARGNAR
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    Really? Because I find the phrase "full contact combat sports" utterly hilarious and redolent of Chuck Norris po-faced sensei nonsense. But then I grasp – vaguely – that people might enjoy, y’know, other stuff. Stuff inwhich I have (as you say) "zero interest."

    The reason for using that term was to differentiate between activities where people mimic the movements of combat sports, ie Tae Bo or Boxcercise (which are popular with people attempting to loose weight) and actual combat sports for example Judo, where there is a heavy emphasis on live sparring and physical contact, thus benefiting the participant in more than just a cardiovascular sense.

    You can regard it as po faced sensei nonsense if you like, maybe you need to get out more, the fact remains it was in another thread, in a completely different context and for you to use it to assassinate my character because Im not partial to tintin is laughable and tangential to the point of irrelevance.

    noteeth
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    a vain attempt to find something silly…

    I dunno mate. Please lecture me again on the iniquity of Empire and the paedo subtext to Captain Haddock. Then I’ll go away and burn all my childhood things, I promise.

    Tintin in tibet

    Good choice – Chang!!

    noteeth
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    You can regard it as po faced sensei nonsense if you like

    The point being: it doesn’t matter what I think of it. You enjoy it – good for you.

    Maybe tintin is the greatest fictional character ever created.

    Nope – either Anna Karenina or Mint Sauce, imo. 🙂

    GNARGNAR
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    I think the biggest crime tintin ever committed was boring me…..and for that I’ll never forgive him.

    noteeth
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    I think the biggest crime tintin ever committed was boring me

    Tintin and The Castafiore Emerald was incredibly dull, I’ll give you that.

    fyi disclaimer: I do not hold a low opinion of martial arts – just their misappropriation by Hollywood and would-be alpha males.

    nickc
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    I was made to read them in French in Lessons. Never been able to see them a anything other than school work 👿

    Marvel/DC comics were more my choice of leisure reading

    GNARGNAR
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    noteeth
    fyi disclaimer: I do not hold a low opinion of martial arts – just their misappropriation by Hollywood and would-be alpha males.

    Well I was going to leave this thread but you just reeled me back….the subtle implication being a "would be alpha male" whatever that means. I guess I’ll never know. Was I misappropriating martial arts by suggesting that someone seeking to loose weight should take it up in some form? God forbid someone would do something physically demanding to loose weight and get fit.

    With regards to Hollywood’s misappropriation of martial arts you’ll porbably find that martial arts would have all but died out were it not for hollywood.

    noteeth
    Free Member

    the subtle implication being a "would be alpha male" whatever that means

    No, not you! Or anybody giving/seeking to benefit from decent weight loss advice, either.

    You know the sort, surely?

    you’ll porbably find that martial arts would have all but died out were it not for hollywood.

    Fair point – though some filmstars managed it with more dignity than others.

    GNARGNAR
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    oteeth – Member
    the subtle implication being a "would be alpha male" whatever that means

    No, not you! Or anybody giving/seeking to benefit from decent weight loss advice, either.

    You know the sort, surely?

    I suppose I do, however you generally find that people with a point to prove never last in a class environment. People who seem outwardly aggressive or intimidating ( for the sake of argument your typical bouncer ) can actually be very decent civil people, they just have an urge to compete combatively, it’s also a large part of how they asses other men.

    Fair point – though some filmstars managed it with more dignity than others

    Franco Nero?

    duckers
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    grizzlygus
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    I’m appalled by the attempted character assassination of Tintin on here.

    Tintin was my hero when I was a kid. And in fact he probably still is – shame on you.

    My favourite one ? Well that’s a hard one, but probably Tintin in the Congo. As not only is it an exciting adventure which he has with his guide Coco, but he also gets to help poor people in a third world country – as in the example given above when he helps the sick native with his ‘white man’s medicine’.

    So instead of slagging off the kid, perhaps people need to appreciate what a good role model he still provides for children today.

    noteeth
    Free Member

    To avoid unnecessary confusion and insult:

    would be alpha male: think Gareth from The Office, talking about his military skills…

    ….as opposed to yer actual zen-like i.e.

    grizzlygus
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    Oh yeah ………

    and as for those who complain that Tintin is outdated, how to do you explain this one ?

    GNARGNAR
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    Go to any town centre at 1am on a weekend – "would be alpha males" natural territory. Easy to spot by their loud vocalisations, colourful plumage and a mate grabbing their jacket saying "come on steve, he’s not worth it"

    noteeth
    Free Member

    people with a point to prove never last in a class environment.

    I work for the NHS – and often observe supposedly well’ard types fainting at the sight of blood/needles/matron. Not that it’s a class environment, mind… 😳

    GNARGNAR
    Free Member

    Anyway….tintin

    noteeth
    Free Member

    Tintin, indeed.

    G.Gus – genius!

    KINGTUT
    Free Member

    TinTin is sh1t.

    Asterix is sh1t.

    They’re both sh1t.

    HTH

    footflaps
    Full Member

    Who ever thought Tintin would illicit such animosity – much be some very insecure individuals on here to get so worked up over a fictional comic character.

    Personally I thought the books were fantastic and still own the complete set, always preferred Tintin to Asterix, although they were pretty good as well.

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