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  1.  (11047.1)
    Hope that was Jasper's wanking hand. He wasn't a pleasant character...
    Not sure why he hasn't turned though - surely his wounds were caused by the same shrapnel that infected Viceroy?

    Although I guess we'll find out.
  2.  (11047.2)
    Viceroy like an idiot stood behind Shaky as Jasper pointed the rifle at him. The shrapnel from the rifle's body wasn't coated in crossed-infected shit, only the bullets were. Whoever loaded the bullets must have had too much congestion to not notice that little detail; must be artistic license, or maybe that explains how such trace amounts of shit are enough to cause the rifle to explode. I've seen footage of AK-47s and even Vietnam-era M-16s that were dragged through mud and muddy water and still managed to fire without jamming or misfiring, much less exploding.
    • CommentAuthorMrBogey
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2013
     (11047.3)
    Rifle overpressures have a variety of reasons. Gunpowder becomes more explosive as pressure increases. You can burn the stuff in the open and no explosion... contain it and it'll explode. If that bullet can't travel down the barrel fast enough to get out of the way it can cause an overpressure. Too much powder as well... overpressure.

    If you fire a rifle while the barrel has ice or mud in it, you'll likely get a similar reaction. Water is hit or miss depending upon the firearm and the ammo. Mud or sand in the action will typically cause cycling problems in AR's but not so much in AKs. There's several videos and pics online of rifle barrels and bolts being blown up due to issue like bad spacing on the bolt, iced barrels, firing with water in the barrel, or general bad maintenance causing a bad barrel.

    If he hasn't cleaned and oiled the barrel it could get rusty and cause a jam in the barrel. Oddly enough that would mean Richie is responsible in part for his own death because of his poor maintenance. The crap bullets wouldn't play a major role in that scenario since crap typically won't cause a bullet to explode or affect its performance. I suppose you could pull the bullets and add more powder to them and reseat the bullet which would cause them to explode. Crossed running a reloading press is a bit odd. Cutting splits in the case I suppose could blow up a receiver.

    Not sure of all the ways you could tamper with bullets without being obvious but arrogant jerks like Jasper probably wouldn't know.
    • CommentAuthorblighty
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2013
     (11047.4)
    Exactly. I figured the Crossed did both: they over-powdered the bullets and also applied feces(the feces are crucial).
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2013
     (11047.5)
    Exactly. I figured the Crossed did both: they over-powdered the bullets and also applied feces(the feces are crucial).


    I don't know. That first part doesn't seem like a very "Crossed" thing to do. It seems like it would too much patience and technical knowledge. The Crossed don't seem very big on either. Unless, of course, there's some new variant that allows for more patience and forethought while still removing moral hindrances.
    • CommentAuthorBig Sven
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2013
     (11047.6)
    <blockquote>Unless, of course, there's some new variant that allows for more patience and forethought </blockquote>

    You mean, like boobytrapping a cow? Or sighting mortars?
  3.  (11047.7)
    Don't forget fueling up and arming fighter and passenger jets.
    • CommentAuthorgas-plume
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2013
     (11047.8)
    <blockquote>Don't forget fueling up and arming fighter and passenger jets. </blockquote>

    Why stop there, they could use a crop sprayer to douse crossed urine over holdouts - They could piss in every bore hole and water tank. booby trap mineral water with tiny amount syringed in.
    In fact any desirable object left lying around could be potentially infected. If I was chief cross the the saintly ones would be doomed-vote for me
  4.  (11047.9)
    I was referring though to activities the crossed have already demonstrated, not speculating on what they might do in future issues.
    • CommentAuthorgas-plume
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2013
     (11047.10)
    <blockquote>I was referring though to activities the crossed have already demonstrated, not speculating on what they might do in future issues. </blockquote>

    Yea well when you do speculate thats what I would say - because time means nothing to me - I transcend that phoney dimension
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2013
     (11047.11)
    Yeah, that rocked hard.
    • CommentAuthorgas-plume
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2013
     (11047.12)
    You nailed me good

    Do you draw your own avatars btw
  5.  (11047.13)
    "if I was Chief Crossed..."

    Some things are too scary even for Avatar, Plume.
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      CommentAuthorddavie
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2013
     (11047.14)
    gas-plume says:
    Why stop there, they could use a crop sprayer to douse crossed urine over holdouts - They could piss in every bore hole and water tank. booby trap mineral water with tiny amount syringed in. In fact any desirable object left lying around could be potentially infected. If I was chief cross the the saintly ones would be doomed-vote for me


    LOL - This was awesome...I chuckled for 10 minutes nearly "evil-twisting" my mustache as I re-read it, heh. I'd sort'a thought something similar a while back (though maybe not quite so intricate) & that if I was "leading" the, or some, Crossed yet still had my wits about me, I'd definitely have some creative ways of replenishing the troops so to speak. heh heh heh

    And while this is a late post for last week's webcomic, I pray this isn't an Interlude week for today (4/18) - I'm a little skittish to check again...ACK!!
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      CommentAuthorddavie
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2013 edited
     (11047.15)
    damn it
  6.  (11047.16)
    Anyone else get a broken Interlude link that brought up the previous Interlude instead? If so, here's the correct link to this week's Interlude. Just did some simple URL adjusting to find it:

    http://www.crossedcomic.com/webcomic/interlude-14/2/

    Can't wait for Vol. 3!!
    • CommentAuthorgas-plume
    • CommentTimeApr 18th 2013
     (11047.17)
    Dam!!!!!!
    I was looking forward to my fix this afternoon

    found this instead and Rejoice !
    Human Centipede 3 will feature a 500+ human centipede...
    Equity card holder only – bummer !
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2013
     (11047.18)
    I've fallen behind in reading this. Time for me to get up-to-speed...
    • CommentAuthorDilo
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2013
     (11047.19)
    Waagghhh! No I'm not crossed but I'm on the edge of my seat and its damned uncomfortable! Have to agree Wish You Were Here is the best continuing episode Crossed. Looks like Friday (for me in Australia) will be a good day to internet!

    Oh as to the gun I thought it exploded because it was an antique, as in a separate reason to the crappy bullets altogether.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2013
     (11047.20)
    Oh as to the gun I thought it exploded because it was an antique, as in a separate reason to the crappy bullets altogether.


    I don't think it was that it was an antique so much as that it was a badly maintained weapon. A Colt .45 Peacemaker from 1877 will still fire safely if it's kept clean and repaired. A Glock 17 from 2013 will blow apart if its barrel is clogged with dirt and it's poorly repaired.

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