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    • CommentAuthorNo Fear
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2013
    Someone on another thread had spotted the Clay Loan thing a few weeks back. I must read the Quisling arc. Sounds good.
    • CommentAuthorShan
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2013 edited
    Good point about the blood versus red paint. Good thing I put a 'seemed' in there then. Pity it may not have been discovered in time while there were still some functional militaries that could have used it to really tip the balance. Unless of course North Korea's isolation worked for them (good candidate for a much reduced initial prime outbreak as a lot of people would never have been exposed to citizens from other parts of the country, let alone outsiders at all).

    By the way, anyone commented on the fact about what could be a really big bit of foreshadowing we have seen from the very first week, one is what looks like the Crossed storming the island followed by one where it seems to be a group going even further and trapping some people at the top of the lookout tower? Things that might be coming on the horizon, or just a what if?
    • CommentAuthorMrBogey
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2013

    Clay Loan was covered in a thread a few weeks back when it was first said.

    With all the rampant speculation, things like that aren't getting missed.
    • CommentTimeAug 26th 2013 edited
    Sorry guys. I did not see that Clay Loan was already covered in a previous thread. Which is nuts cause I follow this comic and it's threads religiously. But I just got a new job so I've been working like crazy. However I still think Theresa wants shaky to give her the cava residents in exchange for his escape. Ever since this comic came out I've been doing tons of research on the Orkney islands and they really do seem like a good place to stop running and try to live. Garth and Si are officially kings of crossed!
    • CommentAuthorDCC
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2013
    1) Again with the leg bones. Errk. I think the nun is technically sticking to her vow of chastity...

    2) The bearded fellow...assisting...her I think is Hoodie. Doesn't look like GK to me.

    3) Notice the Crossed soldier, with an X-scar, carving an x-scar on another one. Looks like the nun is marking a personal bodyguard. Any soldiers who get Crossed don't forget their military training, after all. (However--the booby-trapped crucified soldier skeletons earlier were marked with X-scars.)

    4) Still not absolutely confirmed Shakey saw all those Crossed at the stone circle--this time, we're seeing it second-hand.

    5) Long-range: we have hints that the diary was recovered by non-Crossed. Shakey might not live through this--but someone lives through the Crossed crisis securely enough to care about survivor diaries.
    • CommentTimeAug 29th 2013 edited
    1) Again with the leg bones. Errk. I think the nun is technically sticking to her vow of chastity...

    ^^Agreed - very definitely "Errk" - for all the groady shenanigans from the Crossed, there's something about the leg bone porking ritual that gives me the willies...

    I missed reading last week's release until yesterday, late afternoon due to work being super-fucked and by the time I got home I'd forgotten it was available and just wanted to sleep. But as always, Si never fails to entertain with some of the very best (albeit ickiest) chapters! Really liked the repetition training "listen...say, say...all for Shaky..." - that was creepy as hell.

    And I'm not sure if I simply never noticed it close up before or if I'm totally blanking on past closeups of the nun, but in reference to her being infected or not because of the 'X' vs '+' --- in the closeups of her face on pages 4 & 6 of this chapter, the 'X' on her face definitely seems filled in with the red, lumpy, scabby, diseased gook that auto-fills / shapes the '+' on the plussies faces.

    MAYBE I'm reaching, and it's just a frickin' scab on the scar but I think a regular scab should'a healed by now (unless she's picking at it constantly & reopening it, lol) as it REALLY looks infected and "disease-y" to me. (I know this has been broached several times but it's the 1st time I've chimed in on it & only because I just noticed it this week on her facial closeups; and I'm not big on the speculation side myself - but I love reading everyone else's posts and theories nearly as much as the weekly spread!! :-)

    Thanks again, Si - as always, pure genius!!
    • CommentAuthorTee
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2013
    I doubt even the North Koreans could have escaped the initial crossed infection. DMZ, 7 yrs of conscription, controlled movement of ppl & etc ain't got nothing on the crossed. Although.. being from Thailand, I'd be very interested to see how the rest of the (non-western) world would hold up. Si how about it?
    • CommentAuthorTee
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2013
    ^^I must have posted on the wrong thread. Had multi tabs opened. Apologies for randomness but you get my drift^^

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