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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 9, 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 Birmingham City fans, not safe for asparagus, not safe for calendars.

    I WAN YOR SAYINGZ.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeMay 24th 2012
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    Damn. Everything escalates. I'm am simultaneously eager for and fearful of next Thursday.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2012
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    Those river cops ... they're all going to die, aren't they?
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      CommentAuthornelzbub
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2012
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    I'm guessing the injured one is about to go all plussyface on them, Think our hard pressed hero may be going swimming again very soon! This is really great stuff chief thanks very much.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2012
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    This will not end well.

    I mean, it's the Crossed-universe so that goes without saying, but, yeah, this isn't going to go well at all...
    • CommentAuthorJoe B
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2012
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    If the Thames is anything like the Willamette here in Portland, then it's a frigging nasty river to be swimming in. But from the looks of things, it's safer than anywhere else in London. Just don't swallow any water. I've been liking the series so far; job well done, Si.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2012
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    Believe me, the Thames would be a infested soup-of-slop to go swimming in, even without Crossed-juice in the vicinity.

    Fuck, that soldier got infected quick. I like that. Ta, Si.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2012
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    I still reckon anyone roaming around naked in the Outer Hebrides, much less swimming naked, is a deader sooner rather than later anyway.

    The cold would probably have killed that guy before he got to Cava even if the current didn't.

    But then I come from the subtropics where people are freaked out becaude it went down to 8C last night.
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      CommentAuthorNeilFord
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2012
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    @Kosmopolit - nah, tempratures are pretty good really, even relative to mainland UK, it's the wind that's the bastard.
    • CommentAuthorJayKillin
    • CommentTimeMay 28th 2012
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    Hey there, been digging the comic! SS has a talented team of artists who, let's be honest, don't get enough pence for their troubles do they:(

    All the same, thank you all for an awesome story in the Crossed universe, and for the hours and hours of lost sleep..
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      CommentAuthorNeilFord
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2012 edited
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    Sailed close to Cava on Saturday morning, thought some of you might be interested in a close up of the island?

    Cava

    Really big image here: CAVA BIG!
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    That's fabulous, Neil. Glorious stuff.
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      CommentAuthorJacen
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2012
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    NICE! That's awesome.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2012 edited
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    One of the things I'm really enjoying about WYWH is the sense of place, the knowledge that the setting is a real place that one could visit.

    Somehow, Cava seems much more real than, say, the Freakangels' Whitechapel.
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      CommentAuthorNeilFord
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2012
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    @Horrible Warning Si - Cheers! Glad you like it! :) Had some friends kayak over to it in the last few weeks, there is aparently a large whale skeleton on the west coast.
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    One of the things I'm really enjoying about WYWH is the sense of place, the knowledge that the setting is a real place that one could visit.


    That setting also gives the story a really ominous tone (no mean feat, given what's gone before!). While isolating themselves does give them some degree of safety, they're also very much trapped. I love that. They're almost literally treading water.

    @NeilFord Great photo!
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    I must congratulate @Horrible Warning Si on creating such a compelling story. A case of life imitating art from the Guardian website:
    "An eyewitness said that Eugene was "like a zombie", tearing off almost all of 65-year-old Ronald Poppo's face and growling like a wild animal at an officer who shot him. Eugene was naked and Poppo was wearing only a shirt when police arrived..." Link to article
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2012
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    One of the things I'm really enjoying about WYWH is the sense of place, the knowledge that the setting is a real place that one could visit.

    Somehow, Cava seems much more real than, say, the Freakangels' Whitechapel.


    I don't know. I think a lot of that has to do with the tone and nature of the viewpoint characters. FREAKANGELS was viewed through the eyes of the superpowered psychic 'angels and their semi-sidekick, Alice. None of the story took place through the eyes of the native Whitechaplers. Plus you had stuff like people unshooting guns, putting up moats of time and coming back from the dead. That's going to tend to heighten one's sense of unreality.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2012
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    Whitecahapel was, perhaps, not the best example.

    But I've read dozens if not hundreds of books and comics with scenes set in the White House (and seen just as many or more movies) but I've no idea of what route you'd take from the main foyer to get to the Oval Office.
    • CommentAuthorPabrimmer
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2012
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    I have to echo what others are saying about the sense of place. Cava and the Scapa Flow are almost characters in the story themselves. I actually googled a map of the area and read up about it on wikipedia, and normally I'm a skip-the-map kind of guy when I pick up the sort of story that starts off wih one.

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