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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 70, 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 YOUR BRAINS.
    • CommentAuthorWulvereen
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2013
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    Wow, just caught the post eh?
    Well, Jackson is gone, and with him gone the nutcase of the series needs to be replaced.
    Also, the gamekeeper somehow survived? One tough son of a bitch, that one.
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      CommentAuthorLBA
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2013
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    didn't see that coming

    which is why I come here every week.
    • CommentAuthorBigSven
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2013
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    Well that's it, my mind is officially blown.

    Something weird about how Aoileann appears and disappears. If Jackson (RIP) and Selene hadn't referred to her directly, I'd have a lingering thought that maybe she wasn't real. There's something weird about Shaky's perceptions of her... How is it possible that Jackson had never come across the Gamekeeper? I like how he has the rope lanyard for his pistol. How does he open cans, though? I'm focusing on the little questions because I have zero confidence I can say anything useful about the big ones...
    • CommentAuthorblighty
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2013
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    Oh my fucking god. Absolutely the last thing I expected. So, that must be the Gamekeeper's leg that the Nun was using on herself. I wonder if that was his severed hand crammed in the trapped rabbit's neckhole way back in Vol 1(when Shaky, Dez, and Elisa found that crippled old lady Crossed)? So then the old bearded Crossed who is always hanging around the Nun is someone else. Christ. Well, there goes any of my thoughts on the story, down the shitter. Really have been enjoying the way this arc has developed.
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    Finally created an account to comment. Let me first say that this series has been amazing, and I appreciate you putting so much work into it week in and week out, Si. I've become convinced that I'll have to pick up Uncanny X-Force when you take over. With that out of the way...

    This is one of the best episodes I've read yet, and I've read them all. I can't believe we've lost Jackson. Also, I thought that Skakey might shout out to Aioleen as she was passing by if it was just her. Guess not.

    The slow buildup of the Shakey/Aioleen love story has been amazing. Even thought we know it ends in tragedy (it doesn't have to, does it? Of course it does), I find myself rooting for these characters. It's funny how one of the only characters left with the moral high ground was a sheep-fucking certified wacko.

    All right, thanks again. Now to go see if there is a new Disenchanted up. Here's to no skip weeks!
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    One thing I've learned reading and re-reading WYWH is that nothing is an accident. The story often puts two scenes together because of a thematic link. Usually it's spelled out in the text. Just as often, however, the point is left open for you to figure out.

    Shaky is lapsing into a series of repetitive statements in his memoir. Now this could be the sign of a breakdown as he succumbs to unbelievable pressure. I mean, we're biting our nails; he's living it.

    Shaky always had a compulsive nature. Now he's obsessing about being judged at the end of all things. He does this at the same time that he agonizes over not having a proper ending. This isn't the first time he's mentioned this either.

    Remember, Shaky tried to kill himself once. He shook it off, after he saw others sacrifice themselves for him. He's fighting on as a writer chasing an idea. By his own admission, he's a coward.

    Shaky is struggling to understand how he measures up. The situation of the Crossed left common morality behind long ago. He seeks a judge, and while Teresa, Jackson, and Tabitha make good candidates, I think he's looking for judgment that's harsher. Truer.

    The Gamekeeper is Shaky's judge.

    We have just witnessed an incredible tragedy with Jackson. This flawed man, who struggled with his own diseased mind, successfully brought an end to the petty squabbling on the boat and was on his way to deliver a deathblow to the monsters. A random shot took him out too soon, so he ended his life on his own terms. A heroic, noble sacrifice. Another example for Shaky.

    And, of course, like those heroes that inspired Shaky before, he dies. Unlike Shaky.

    Enter the Gamekeeper. Still alive, still malevolent, still horribly human. UNTURNED.

    That is why the Gamekeeper is the judge. It is a question of survival, and the Gamekeeper is the ultimate survivor. You almost suspect he might even embrace Shaky in a hug....
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      CommentAuthorddavie
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2013
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    I too think Shaky may be coming unhinged - it wouldn't be odd for that to happen at this point. In fact, in his case it'd damn near be a requirement - he is a "clever wee viper" after all. And as much as I love his character, if anyone deserves to go loony it's our friendly neighborhood diary-man. He's been there for the worst possible outcome of damn near everything he touches like a reversed 'Midas' - I think in his shoes I would have likely fallen apart by this point. Or at least stopped giving a shit if I wrote down a single word of it...

    (But I don't think I'm a narcissistic sociopath either so, perhaps he'll be just fine!!) :-)
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      CommentAuthorkzootron
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2013
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    So I see that the GK is at Dwarfie Stane on Hoy. I wonder how he got there? Theresa didn't want him turned for a reason. What on earth could that reason be. Too many questions, sensory overload. Bloods coming out of my ears and nose.
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      CommentAuthorkzootron
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2013
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    And how the fuck did nobody not notice him on hoy before?
    • CommentAuthorDilo
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2013
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    ...aaaannnndddddd mind blown again. Seemed Teresa was visiting the gamekeeper!? So many questions - I get my questions answered then another 100 questions added on top of that. So freaking good!!!
    • CommentAuthorMrBogey
    • CommentTimeDec 5th 2013
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    @BigSven,

    A blade the size of a fingernail could open a can. A top rolled tin can also be rubbed against a hard stone to break the seal. He's got a small knife sitting right there in front of him. Easy enough.
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    So I almost ragequit the comic with Jackson's end. But the Gamekeeper shown in the last panel blew my mind. Was not expecting!

    The GK is alive, and uncrossed. Perfect.

    GK is looking a little lighter too. I wonder if losing a limb was how he escaped from Shake's bindings to the tree: (Volume 3, Chapter 3, kiddies) Mad Max "it'll take five minutes to cut through your foot." I'm certain the Nun didn't go back for him either. So that means that the GK either escaped, and dragged himself off. (possible?) Or that someone found him. (very possible!) The GK is also missing two limbs ... so I'm deducing someone rapekillcrazy found him first.

    Also: If the GK's not crossed, I don't think the Nun is either. WTF!

    Questions!
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      CommentAuthorkzootron
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2013 edited
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    Si already said the nun is crossed. She has red text when she speaks.
    • CommentAuthormaxnutter
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2013
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    Theresa is keeping him alive, and protected from the horde for some reason. Probably to do / say something to Shakey, or for Shakey to do something to him!

    We're surely coming to the end of the chapter now, and the big question is: can the series continue if the two lovers are finally reunited?
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      CommentAuthorkzootron
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2013 edited
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    I have something negative to say about WYWH. Scratch that. There is not one thing negative I could ever say about WYWH. So I guess this is just a slight criticism, though am I in no position to do so. I'm just a big fan. It's about the art. Melek is top notch, but he makes shaky TOO attractive. When Boreno first did it u got the impression shaky really was this "lucky cunt" that was barely getting by on his brain rather than his courage and looks and charisma. Basically he looked like a dorky comic book author. Melek makes him look too much like a leading man. I love all the art Melek does. I just don't like how shaky is drawn. Let the hating commence! I know the next chapter is probably more than likely done or almost done and the artist was chosen long ago. But if there's to be a chapter 5, one request. PLEASE GET RAULO! Best crossed artist ever! Besides Jacen. Also, I know shaky is loosely based on the man (Si) himself and I would just like to state for the record I think Mr. Spurrier is quite handsome.
    • CommentAuthorKarmakgb
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2013
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    Just wanted to add that the Nun may be keeping the Gamekeeper unCrossed simply as punishment, since he was pretty much a Crossed already (what with the raping, murdering, and general evil). Being Crossed would really just be freeing him to completely act on every one of those urges. Living as a maimed human on a deserted island seems like the hell the Gamekeeper so richly deserves.
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    No hating, Kzoo. I just think your early impressions were influenced by that godawful green striped shirt. And he spent most of Season One staring off in the distance and pondering. He's been looking and acting like a boss lately though.

    Not to mention getting all the--ahem! (sorry)
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      CommentAuthorkzootron
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2013
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    Lol. I thought he looked like a certain striped shirt villain of spider man
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