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    It's Thursday, it's mid-afternoon in London, it's another wrongheaded morning in Mericky, it's who-the-fuck-knows-when in Australia, and it's time for more Crossed Hideosity.

    Episode 5, live and free-to-air.

    Remember: Not safe for work, not safe for minors, not safe for people of a nervous disposition, not safe for daisies, not safe for mitochondria, not safe for Coelacanths.

    SPIKKAME.
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    and not safe before eating lunch...!

    So... he says he didn't recognize his Dad's voice... or his brother's... but says nothing on call #3...

    Does that mean his girl sounded exactly the same...?
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    @lurker I thought it sounded more like he was denying that the voices sounded like family. Deciding not to beleive he heard what he heard.
  4.  (10623.4)
    ...and by the third one he was through denying, I dig it.
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    @govt spy that's how I read it too.
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      CommentAuthorJacen
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2012
     (10623.6)
    Kudos to the whole team. I'm really enjoying this!
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    Congratulations on a perfect representation of rush hour London.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2012
     (10623.8)
    I really have to say that...I'm actually not a fan of Garth Ennis. Well, not totally true. I'm just not a fan of certain projects of Ennis because...well, he's Garth Ennis. Herogasm, for instance, made me lose any and all interest I had in The Boys just because it was so unnecessary. And Crossed struck me as one of those projects. Read a few issues, but in the end I just didn't have any interest because it was like Ennis was just putting things in for the fuck of it.

    And now there's this and I have to say, Si, that I really love this comic. Amazing pacing, great characters. It really works for me. So thank you.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeApr 19th 2012
     (10623.9)
    I don't think I've seen London so trashed since Alan Moore obliterated it in Miracleman. Thank you for giving us this, I'm enjoying it.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2012
     (10623.10)
    Assburgers is a very serious issue.
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    A hellish journey through blood splattered underground tunnels beckons for Shakey. God knows how he's going to end up in the Orkneys. I'm looking forward to finding out!!!!
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2012
     (10623.12)
    Brr .. I found that bit with the phone calls really creepy, and pretty heartbreaking too. Great stuff.
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    HA! I didn't even notice the Assburgers thing!! HA!!
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2012 edited
     (10623.14)
    "it's who-the-fuck-knows-when in Australia"

    It's Tomorrow.

    We live in the future.

    Tomorrow belongs to us.
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    I'm really enjoying the comic thus far, despite not being familiar with Crossed previously. Too much in the horror genre uses gore as a proxy for real scares, and I was pleasantly surprised at the psychological aspect of this story (the bit with the phone calls in this episode is a great example).
    That being said, I can't help but be a little annoyed at the negatively stereotypical American fat guy with the camera and the backward cap screaming about cheeseburgers. I don't know, maybe I'm wrong and he's supposed to be Canadian or Australian or something else, but those are generally trademarks associated with the UK's image of the US. I'm not saying that people like that don't exist, because I live in Texas and I get to see them up close every once in a while-- but they represent a tiny part of our population, despite what people elsewhere seem to think. I'm Sure Mr. Spurrier is just reporting what he sees, but it still kind of sucks to be portrayed like that.

    It's a minor thing. The comic is really good, and I'll be supporting it by getting the print version when it's out.
    • CommentAuthorpaulh112
    • CommentTimeApr 20th 2012
     (10623.16)
    Assburgers is not a funny topic. Thanks, I am enjoying...



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    I'm not saying that people like that don't exist, because I live in Texas and I get to see them up close every once in a while-- but they represent a tiny part of our population,


    That's cos they're all in London...

    To be fair, I did think that was just a touch mean too, but then again, us Limeys are always portrayed as effete, villainous wankers in Hollywood movies, so, hey, balance...
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    To be fair, I did think that was just a touch mean too, but then again, us Limeys are always portrayed as effete, villainous wankers in Hollywood movies, so, hey, balance...


    Very good point. Hollywood is worse about stereotyping than any other entire form of media.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2012
     (10623.19)
    To be fair, I did think that was just a touch mean too, but then again, us Limeys are always portrayed as effete, villainous wankers in Hollywood movies, so, hey, balance...


    Speaking as an American, I'd far prefer to be an effete villainous wanker than a fat, loud slob.
    I mean, think about it. Would you rather be this:



    or this:

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    I realised today that I had all the Lego parts I needed to perpetrate this monstrosity...



    Yup, cow in boat with severed arm and hand grenade up arse.

    Surely there's a market for this kind of thing? ;D

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