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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 13, 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 tall attractive redheads, not safe for minelayers, not safe for that little kid over there on a scooter shouting "poo! poo! poo!"

    TELLUZFINGZ.
    • CommentAuthorDethklok
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2012 edited
     (10750.2)
    Like this latest chapter. The nut with the bagpipes seems to have stared into the abyss too long. He certainly smiles like one of the Crossed.

    But I have a question for Si.

    I have all the Crossed trade paperbacks, and plan to get the other ones when they come out later this year. But I would love to read a Crossed trade from a non-Western viewpoint. A story following survivor(s) in South America, or Africa, or India, China or Japan or Russia would be awesome, if only for that cultural disconnect. Crossed in China would be something else, because I would think survival and hiding would be that much harder, given the higher population there and the higher population of Crossed.

    Thoughts, Si?
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    A homage to McAdder?
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      CommentAuthorSlick
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2012
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    Haven't come across the phrase 'Hoots mon' since Oor Wullie
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    I can't say for sure, but I'm pretty confident you'll get your wish. The "Badlands" biweekly comic is running new arcs in rapid succession by all sorts of amazing writers and artists. Some are inevitably going to be Westernish (purely because the majority of the readers want to feel they can relate to the situation/characters/cultural mores) but I'd be amazed if you don't get some more exotic stuff before very long.
    • CommentAuthorDethklok
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2012
     (10750.6)
    Thank you for your prompt reply, Si.

    Had a wicked thought on that. A Crossed story dealing with survivors fighting and hiding from the Crossed. In North Korea.

    Just saying, Crossed Kim Jong Il would be funny!awesome.
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      CommentAuthorErikCJones
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2012 edited
     (10750.7)
    Being a silly American, i'm not entirely sure what "Hoots Mon" means, other than my friend's band using it in a song title.
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    It's... it's kind of hard to explain. It's something Scottish people supposedly say when they mean "hey!" or "oh gosh!"... but I greatly doubt any Scot has ever actually said it. It's become synonymous with Scottish cliches - ginger wigs, tartan and kilts, most recently used in the Maynards "Wine Gums" TV advert:



    Imagine a Brit raising an ironic eyebrow and saying "Top hole, old chap!", or an American overdoing a "Have a nice daaaaay now."
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      CommentAuthorErikCJones
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2012
     (10750.9)
    Interesting. Thank you sir.
    • CommentAuthorNo Fear
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2012
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    As always, the wait between episodes is going to feel too long. Need to see how shaky escapes that group of Crossed (I suspect being a lucky cunt someone will inadvertently sacrifice themselves to make sure he escapes), and what the hell is the information? I define my weeks by Thursday these days.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2012
     (10750.11)
    Are "pink shoes" and "pull my finger" euphemisms for something, there ? English isn't my first language, and I feel like I'm missing something.
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    Pink shoes are just pink shoes.

    "Pull my finger" is... well. I'll let someone else field that.
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      CommentAuthorSlick
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2012 edited
     (10750.13)
    Pull my finger is a joke or prank regarding flatulence in which a mark is asked to pull the finger of the joker, who simultaneously farts so as to suggest a causal relationship between the pulling of the finger and the subsequent expulsion of gas.

    In 2008, an iPhone app called Pull My Finger was one of the most popular apps in Apple's App Store, purchased over 50,000 times in less than one week. It allowed users to pull a virtual finger, activating the sound. The phrase is now the focus of a legal battle between Pull My Finger and iFart over the use of the phrase

    from wikipedia
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2012 edited
     (10750.14)
    I'm remembering my "math joke" from a few weeks back. And I noted that the blue face paint Jackson wears does bare resemblance to a "minus" sign.
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    [saying nothing]
  7.  (10750.16)
    [...but do bear in mind all this was written six months ago.]
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2012
     (10750.17)
    Oh... We actually do the "pull my finger" thing in France too. So yeah, no double-entendre there, then. This is actually all he wants in exchange for food an ammo.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2012
     (10750.18)
    A man of simple tastes. I can appreciate that.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2012
     (10750.19)
    @ Horrible Warning Si



    Seriously though, I figured that. I just thought it was cool that the "minus" showed up after all.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2012 edited
     (10750.20)
    I want to know more about this Jackson. A violent man who seems a little crazy, and wanders around satisfying his own desires. In a world of definitely crazy monsters, who wander round being violent and satisfying their own desires.

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