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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! It's time for more Crossed Hideosity!

    Episode 56, 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 eypo, not safe for Ebanks, not safe for heritage centre 10233.

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    Can't believe the soldiers at Fort George would just sit and watch while the crossed propel a crossed infant over their parapets, like they were so paralyzed in shock after all they'd seen and survived that they couldn't simply shoot the bedsheet-bearing crossed and their biological weapon cargo.
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2013
    Yeah...I'm with Deadly here. How does *everyone* watch that happen? Only one thing can come of those'd think at least one of 'em would have taken a few shots to prevent the lobbing bomb.
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    Holy shit, but still.....the Blackwatch were actually really cool guys and Shaky was wrong......oh god that siege.
    God damn it Si now I feel extra horrible after seeing what happened to those poor Fort George types.
    Also yeah its confirmed the Nun still loves Shaky, but now she's the creepy serial killer ex-girlfriend that follows you around.
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    They're soldiers, not trained dehumanized black ops killer spy androids. Even if you know the baby is crossed, there is something deep down that would prevent you from shooting said baby.

    Also, damn. Way to bring back the horror after a few relatively horror-free chapters.

    This whole chapter was actually really freaking good. Good mix of Big Reveals and interesting character bits.
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    now does one of the Blackwatch soldiers go in for the touchdown? wait, they'd have to be American to try for that.
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    Really, you think that baby's going to make it to the ground?

    Baby shower, man. Baby shower.
    • CommentAuthorBig Sven
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2013
    Oh god. Like Tab more after this, also more confident that the last of her faith in the universe will be proven to be horribly, horribly misplaced. Jackson is right, she's wrong.
    • CommentAuthorjohnis1
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2013
    Hey everyone, been reading this webcomic since the beginning, but I just now made a account.

    I think I understand why the soldiers were in shock and weren't firing, sure they see lots of stuff over those walls, hell even the baby being thrown probably wasn't the thing that made them go into shock... But maybe the thing that made them go into shock was the fact that there was a Crossed giving orders... If there's one thing to fear it's definitely Smart Crossed...

    Anyone else remember Vol. 2 Ch. 12? The Crossed are idiots and focus way too on having "Fun" to even think properly. If it wasn't for The Boxer Crossed, they would still just be at the walls trying to unsuccessfully claw their way in.
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    That's how we find out Wayne Rooney survived the Crossed breakout. He joined the Army just long enough to save the fort. Head butting the catapult Crossed newborn before it "crosses" (see what I did there?)
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    [golf clap]
    • CommentAuthorBadBeast
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2013 edited
    Keeping it classy, longtimelurker. I think the crossed baby may have been Shaky and the Nun's, and this was the only way she could think of to get him to acknowledge his paternity. There's no more CSA, no more (I presume) Jeremy Kyle Show, and this was the only way to get Shaky's attention. The Crossed in the boxing gloves isn't Crossed at all, it's Jackson, who can pass as Crossed, because he is just as batshit crazy as they are. He's playing a double bluff so he can covertly take control of Cava's harem of sheep, and live happily ever after. Alone. (Except for the Unseelie Court, who are living in his heid)

    Late edit; And I seem to have called the "horrible shit happening to babies" in the last thread. Got something right for once. Yay, go me!
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    This was brilliant. I don't know whether to laugh or cry here. This Dolphin Rape all over again.

    I am starting to wonder if the "Crossed" in the armor/body suit is crossed at all though.
    • CommentAuthorMrMonk
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2013
    On the second-to-last page, some of the mob were drawn without crosses. Was that intentional? If so, it might be a clue as to why the the Crossed seem to be getting smarter: uninfected members/leaders.
    • CommentAuthorDethklok
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2013 edited
    Achievement Unlocked!

    Crossed Biowar Artillery! A sheet held at four corners and a plusfaced maggot crawling with death is the latest in high-tech military technology in this post-mankind is fucked world. And we all remember back during the first Crossed Expo, General Horsecock showcasing a prototype personal defense system, a horse's cock, live and upside your eye!

    The thing is that in a Crossed world, you have to be an asshole and at least a little bit cuntish. Only way to survive. There is safety in numbers but those numbers is also a lure for Crossed. Shaky's problem I think is that he doesn't seem externally consistent and it throws people and breeds mistrust. The whole thing with leaving notes for the nun was just stupid, but I get the feeling. It was some kind of expiation for some wrong he did to her or he failed her.

    Reading this latest piece, I think the breaking point revolves around the third guy in the group, the one who the Gameskeeper brain damaged when he raped the nun. Harsh or not, the boy is a liability and sooner or later will lose his shit when he needs to be quiet or move or die. Shaky in a dick move might deliberately fail to do everything possible for the boy, or might use him as Crossed bait so he can escape with the nun. She finds out, and finally, finally, her faith in humanity and goodness and decency in a world gone wrong goes.

    It's always the highest among us who have the furthest to fall. So however she goes from traumatized and scarred, but a survivor, to becoming a nun conducting the Blackest Mass from beyond Hell, that event must be a doozy. Maybe it's something small Shaky did or didn't do that might be nothing to him but was the straw that broke the nun's back.
    • CommentAuthorMrBogey
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2013
    Shakey isn't just unreliable narrator. He's unbelievably wrong narrator. I'd like to know his ideas on what started the plague so I know what to exclude.
    • CommentAuthorBradSmith88
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2013 edited
    @Dethklok- I hear what you're saying about Ashoke, comrade, but my inner-coward tells me that Shaky doesn't have the audacity to do anything about Ashoke without Teresa/The Nun's blessings. My inner-coward is rather adamant that Shaky runs away from the Nun and Ashoke when he can't take the pressure anymore. I get the impression Shaky had no idea what happened to Teresa until he saw her in the rowboat at the end of the first chapter. Maybe him running away did drive her over the edge. However I get the feeling that she was like every other single mother, doing everything in her power to protect and provide for her dependent... until the crossed got them that is.

    EDIT- Holy shit, just re-read this issue. That was a motherfucking newborn. Does this mean the crossed are reproducing?
    • CommentAuthorSlicknick
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2013
    cock shit i would shoot a non crossed baby in the face. why would they wait so long to shoot a crossed baby
    • CommentAuthorHotdogger
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2013
    @BadBeast: I also suspected the ninja boxer might be Jackson but at the moment, I can't recall if he and Jackson were ever in the same scene during the sortie when ninja boxer came to the rescue one time.
    • CommentAuthorblighty
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2013
    @MrMonk They are all Crossed. Occasionally during the WYWH there have been small art mistakes where a cross mark has been inadvertently left off.

    @BradSmith The Crossed fuck constantly and never use birth control, so yeah I would say that pregnancies happen all the time. In the "Quisling" arc of Badlands there is some discussion of Crossed pregnancies. They usually end with the mother chortling as she cuts the fetus out of herself.

    @Hotdogger The wrapped up Crossed is not Jackson. The first appearance of the character was during the sortie when they were attacked by the Crossed on bicycles. Jackson was present at the time ("Suck mah balls" as he jumped over the scythe). Also, the boxing mummy character is Crossed, so there is a second reason it can't be Jackson.

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