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Saturday, July 20, 2013
Momentum be Damned!
Who needs acceleration when you have momentum? Clearly having neither is not a good idea or a viable strategy. The ship of three funnels bereft of good ideas decides to discover how to meet a spectacular end without even trying.
Why do amidships and explosions always seem to go together? There appears to be a strange attraction between the two. As explosions amidships go this one is beautifully staggering with billowing smoke clouds and debris splashing the water some distance from the doomed ship.
Take any War Picture Library, Battle Picture Library or Commando comic and you will always find those famous last words “arrgghhhhh” or even “donner und blitzen”.
Cowards try to prove themselves or officers interfere by trying to run battles “by the book”. The enemy is treacherous. Mysterious locations hold significant secrets. Sometimes a simple gun is the focal point of a unique karmic destiny.
There are those who are lost or left behind enemy lines where they invariably make a discovery – a hidden base, a wonder weapon or a traitor. The host of intangible struggles are often more significant such as the dark secret, the family shame, the family curse or the stigma of not being like the other chaps.
Strangely enough for stories about war and battle the killed the dead and the dying are usually absent.
There's a lot to like (and make fun of) among the dramatic titles, fantastic artwork, impossible stories, daring heroes, nasty bad guys, body building and not quite diamond rings advertisements.