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    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2012
    I fell for it. You got me with the blowhole fucking. I just... god damn. God. DAMN.

    Good on you, Landlord. I can only hope you expect to top the utter insanity of fucking a dolphin in the blowhole.
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2012
    Great introduction - hits every beat it needed to and promises much deeper things to come.

    Also, Si, page two traumatized my wife, which takes rather a lot of doing, so if that's a compliment then there you go.
    • CommentAuthorMrMonk
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2012 edited
    First day, and our office Internet filter has already blocked it as . . . pornography. I know I shouldn't be checking at the office, but, damn, I'm here four hours after closing and I need a break.

    BTW, the filter also blocks Questionable Content as . . . "questionable content." But I can access Oglaf.
  1.  (10551.24)
    That many pages? Every week? And dolphin fucking is going to feature in every episode? (alright, maybe not that last one...)

    A fantastic start. I can't help but wonder though what's so bad about the water. Radioactivity from abandoned power stations? Sewage contamination? The crossed virus itself?

    Onwards to explosive-shitting cows!
  2.  (10551.25)
    I've been counting down to ole C-day for a couple of months, and C-day kicked the fucking door open! The comic is everything I was hoping for. I'm already fond of the narrator (even though I know it's not a good idea to get attached to any character in Crossed). Great setting-I'm Irish on my (now-deceased) mother's side, but have been too much of a pussy to actually travel there. Well-crafted writing, care and concern put into the illustration, AND all free! My Wednesdays just got a lot more entertaining (and sick).

    I was hoping that gore-wise, you wouldn't dip a toe in the pool and instead do a fucking CANNONBALL into it, and I sure as hell was not let down! Horrifying, fucked-up, offensive splash panel right on page two. That's not cool, my husband muttered when I showed it to him (I'm the horror fan in the family). All this for free-awesome, because I'm so broke right now I can't afford to pick up Badlands online. Thanks for being so generous to us fans (also, way more pages per week than I was expecting). Right on, Si!

    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2012
    I'm sure someone will be along shortly to give official counts but I'm pretty sure this amount of pages was just for launch and we'll probably get closer to FREAK ANGEL numbers on the regular weekly schedule. We don't want to break poor Javier!
  3.  (10551.27)
    It's off to a great start, but there was one detail that kind of stood out in stark relief to the rest- are all crossed females going to be porn stars who shave? I'll never disapprove of hot, naked, and crazy, but they didn't seem to fit in with the style of everything else.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2012
    More a comment about a common convention of this genre than about this particular story but, infected or not, shouldn't people wandering stark naked around the Hebrides die of exposure pretty damn quick>
  4.  (10551.29)
    @James Cunningham - I did wonder about that myself. I put it down to artistic convention.
  5.  (10551.30)
    On the subject of page count: what you got this week was 12 (print) pages, divided into 2 landscape "screens" per page -- so essentially 24 screens. You'll get the same amount next week, then after that we settle into the regular pagecount: 12 "screens" per week. So, yeah, basically the same as *Freakangels*. I'm hoping the half/half format will make it feel like a bit more, and the density of the story won't hurt either.
  6.  (10551.31)
    Fantastic start. I'm worried that my first reaction to the dolphin fucking wasn't "My god someone's shafting that poor creature's blowhole" but "I wonder how he caught the dolphin" Whitechapel, my mind is officially warp shaped. Thank-you
  7.  (10551.32)
    Loved it!

    I am obviously far more warped than I realised though, as I didn't think it was particularly worriesome! Looking forward to more. (thinking that I should get over my horror-eurgh if this is such :-) )

    I'll put it down to years of magic... (that's my tale and I'm sticking to it!)

    (Oh, and having tried it out in various wireless ports around town, not blocked anywhere, including at the OU library)
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2012
    Like I said on the other thread. Great work Si. I look forward to reading more!
  8.  (10551.34)
    A dolphin getting lungfucked? What's not to love?
  9.  (10551.35)
    I'm liking it on the whole. So far, though, so zombie apocalypse. It's a story that has potential, but I'm hoping that the whole "Crossed" thing manages to do more with the concept than "zombie outbreak + dolphin lungfucking". What that is, I don't know yet, which is why I'm hoping :)

    @Purple Wyrm:
    When someone's infected with a virus, you don't want to, say, drink their blood. So when an infected dolphinfucker's brain matter is blown into the swirling water right next to you, it's a good idea to keep your mouth and nostrils closed.
  10.  (10551.36)
    Crossed Si at Orbital

    The things I do for you, my frothy little lovemistakes.
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2012
    Good clean wholesome fun for all the family.
  11.  (10551.38)
    The long days, staring into space. The same boring lunch, all you can afford. Wondering where to start, knowing it's pointless, knowing nothing you write will change the world, knowing ultimately few will read it and fewer will care about it.

    Then you look up and something in the world happens that's more bizarre and nightmarish than anything you can imagine, and you realize you might as well hang it up.

    The horror of being a writer in the 21st century.
  12.  (10551.39)
    @twentythoughts - Ah, yes, that makes sense. Although I still wonder if it might be something a bit more global as well...

    For those interested in background, the island our characters are holed up on is a very real place.
  13.  (10551.40)
    @ Si - is that Orbital? if so, I'd better get me there when next I'm in London so I've an excuse for all the debauchery. "Honest, guv, I've been let me shave your face off with your tazor."

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