About Horace's "appendage"

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Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Post by R-Tape » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:22 pm

I don't believe it...

It's...a...miracle...

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Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Post by DouglasReynholm » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:55 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:22 pm
I don't believe it...

It's...a...miracle...

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Absolute beauty! Can't believe how well it's all come together. Apt for spooky month too.. wooooooo...
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Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Post by ZxSpence » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:57 pm

Hungry miracle
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Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Post by DouglasReynholm » Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:04 pm

I'm now looking forward to the inevitable Paul Andrews vs. Walkers (aka Pepsico) legal challenge - he'll need deep pockets!

Edit: this needs some photoshopping/memeing and retweeting by people far more talented than me!
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Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Post by Joefish » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:07 am

What a pickle! (donion).
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Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Post by Daren » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:10 am

They are monsters' feet according to Walkers:-

Monster Munch debate: Walkers give a definitive answer to crisp quandary

Responding to our story on the Monster Munch debate, a spokesperson for Walkers said: “We love that everyone is in a pickle over the shape of Monster Munch.

“They are one of Britain’s favourite snacks and whilst we think of them as monsters’ feet, we don’t want that to stop people from coming up with their own imaginative ideas.”
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Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Post by Alessandro » Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:19 pm

In addition to the above, I would also like to point out that the character appearing on the inlay cards of Timex Color Computer versions of the three Horace historical games does indeed have arms.
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Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Post by R-Tape » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:16 pm

Alessandro wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:19 pm
In addition to the above, I would also like to point out that the character appearing on the inlay cards of Timex Color Computer versions of the three Horace historical games does indeed have arms.
But isn't that just the inlay artist's interpretation, rather than the intention of the creator?

Having said that, even if William Tang called the game "Rat-Tail Horace, the weird blue blob with a rat-tail", I'd still say it was an arm!
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Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:03 pm
...It was me that discovered this traumatic revelation...
Can you tell us how this all came about by the way?
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Re: About Horace's "appendage"

Post by doone128 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:33 pm

doone128 wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:03 pm
...It was me that discovered this traumatic revelation...


Can you tell us how this all came about by the way?
There was some discussion over on the Spectrum Next Facebook page around Horace and his appendage due to the artwork posted around the Spectrum Next game ‘Horace World Tour’. This prompted a discussion about his arm/flap/leg/whatever and I was firmly in the arm camp.

I found that Alfred Milgrom was the creator of Horace, not William Tang, so I just fired him a message to ask him once and for all. I didn’t expect a reply to be honest so I was most surprised when I he did respond to me. What a gracious chap replying to some random Facebook nutter asking about a character created nearly 40 years ago!

I was just as shocked as everyone to find out it’s a rattail!
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