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    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2013 edited
    LMAO! Loving it mike
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    Damn, this series just gets better and better. Easily in my top ten, if not top 5, favorite graphic novels/comics series of all time!
    • CommentAuthorlxvz
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2013

    I cannot make new threads, so I'm saying it in this one (if, as it might be, this chapter is the last of the volume, it will only be the more fitting).

    I made a very cursory summary of all chapters of WYWH so far (v1c1 - v3c24). It is not intended to be descriptive, but rather an aid for identifying the chapter (or at least the rough position in the whole) of a particular scene. I conceived it as an aid for my poor memory -- I often fumble in my guesses between several chapters, or even between volumes.

    It is a small PHP script (the descriptions of the chapters in it might be extended; in fact, the script might be adapted for a different purpose, if you want). Run, it produces HTML code which could be posted here. Unfortunately, the code is much too large for one post (and splitting the list into many posts is for certain reasons not feasible).

    I am writing that post so that if a moderator perhaps finds such a list useful (I haven't come across a comparable list anywhere), they could perhaps paste it into a new thread.

    The PHP code:
    The resultant Whitechapel-compatible HTML code:

    Here is a screenshot:

    Finally, in the resultant code, I liked directly to chapters' first pages, skipping title pages; to compensate for that, I explicitly stated the credits for the volumes. I hope that's fine.
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    My feelings are destroyed as a result of this loss. Perhaps it was a bit of therapy, but I felt compelled to create a little tribute featuring some my favorite/most memorable Jackson moments. Let's please take a moment to remember the man, the myth, the legend, the... sheep fucker. Mr. Andrew Frazer Jackson. RIP ya crazy ol' bastard.

    RIP ya crazy ol' doublehard sheep fucking scottish nutter.
    • CommentAuthorSlicknick
    • CommentTimeDec 8th 2013
    a touching tribute to the man who touched us all
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    This issue is a gunshot right in the feels.

    @The Entire Crossed Team- I'd pay for this. Every week. You guys are incredible. This story is divine. Thank you so much. I know this can't last forever but I'm rather certain whatever else you all move on to will also be phenomenal and noteworthy. I'd say keep up the awesome work but I know you will without my peanut gallery commentary.

    @Duvall- Thank you very much my good sir for the incredible tribute to Jackson you have given us.

    @Twentythoughts- The same to you sir, your tribute to the late and great sheep-shagger last week was awesome as well.

    @Blighty- I don't think the Gamekeeper's hand was the one shoved in the rabbits neck. I think it was that old crossed lady (the one that looked like Elisa's mom) who was also missing a hand and found on Hoy in the same issue. Although that could have been a red herring.

    Everybody is wondering how no one ever ran into the Gamekeeper earlier, but how did no one ever run into the chained crossed sentry on Hoy (who was presumable guarding the Gamekeeper)? Does anyone know if the Cava-ites have kept scouring Hoy for rabbits after the incident in the first volume? I think it's possible that the Gamekeeper and his defender(s?) were moved in sometime later in the series by Aoileann. I don't know the way Aoileann shows Shakey the Gamekeeper bound but alive and well is incredible in it's contrast to the last time Shaky showed the Gamekeeper to Aoileann bound and left for dead. Like Aoileann's crossed but she seems to still have a greater capacity for mercy than Shaky.

    I also no longer think her goal is a reunion of her and Shakey, but a reunion of her family, Ashoke being her child, Shakey being her brother/husband, and the Gamekeeper being her father. They're the only people she has left in this crazy world and she wants to be with them again. If the Thackery's were still on this side of the dirt I'm willing to bet she would have dragged them into this somehow. I don't know though, just my two cents and some shots in the dark.
    • CommentAuthorblighty
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2013
    @BradSmith You are right. I went back and read the issue in question (Vol 1 ch 4) and yes, that is the old woman's hand. However, the answer to your final question is that they were trapping rabbits on Fara, not Hoy. I guess there was just no reason to ever go to Hoy. In regards to you last point, this is a reasonable idea. In Si's previous examination of a person with a damaged brain becoming Crossed (the first Annual), it resulted in greater self-control and a clearer mind, but also obsessive behavior aimed at reclaiming what he had before. I don't think the Nun thinks in quite those same "family"terms, but yes it could be that she has been trying to put their little group back together. Even as far as their previous roles.
    • CommentAuthorlxvz
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2013
    @lxvz In fact, here's the live HTML (I think that the resource is both unmodifiable and permanent):
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    @Ixvz - Thanks! This is a valuable chronicling of the WYWH series. Bookmarking.

    @BradSmith - Glad you enjoyed the Jackson tribute! He will be sorely missed. I think I agree with you about the nun wanting to reunite her "family", though I'm not sure she's exercising her ability to show mercy with the Gamekeeper. I believe @Karmakgb touched on it earlier in this thread, about how the nun is punishing the GK for his crimes. I believe it's not mercy she's showing, but instead it's her alpha-crossed ability to demonstrate self-control and orchestrate the most twisted form of torture. I think that is what truly gets the crossed Aoileen off. That psycho long-game mind fucking. Also, the occasional femur jamming.

    Anyone read the final Six Gun yet? I'm about to delve into it...
    • CommentAuthorBenjammin
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2013
    Well, it seems to me that GK is being tortured, just like blighty said. It makes sense that Aoileen is torturing the GK and keeping him alive, but why use him as a sentry? I get the feeling that he'll avoid trying to shoot Shaky on the grounds that he'll either want to die or find it easier to survive without plinking at Shaky with his little pistol. The nun will likely make Shaky either crossed, or a sentry himself.

    Just a note: In the Badlands arc about the parole officer and the scummy alpha-crossed criminal, the criminal was capable of holding himself back from raping a woman as a crossed, where the GK frequently sexually abused the people that he assisted. Not too relevant to what's forthcoming, since crossed rape and abuse all living creatures as long as they're able, just a curious difference.
    • CommentAuthorBigSven
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2013
    I don't see any evidence that the GK is restrained in any way. He has a rope sling around his neck that allows him to get at his gun quickly. Other than that, I don't see any rope/chains around. Am I missing something?
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    Also, I'd be remiss to say, the art in this episode was truly amazing. All the feels, all of them, all at once. Bravo on this episode gentlemen (and ladies?)!
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    Go back to the Nun's first appearance. Gamekeeper tells the others "someone's been keeping these corpses alive."

    "Corpses" meaning the doomed elderly... And a few restrained Crossed.

    We don't see the restrained Crossed again, but it's entirely within the Nun's code to keep them alive.

    So if a human Aoileen keeps Crossed alive out of charity, could it be that a Crossed Aoileen keeps GK alive out of malice?!
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    @BigSven - GK is missing a hand, a leg, and an eyeball. Those injuries are shackles enough, I'd say. A gunshot would be like ringing a dinner bell. Seems he's trying his luck at trapping small animals for food, but other than that (tough old bastard that he is) he appears to be totally helpless. Any one of those injuries could essentially be a "death sentence" as has been mentioned before. He's being protected -- kept alive, almost like a pet.

    BUT who the hell knows? I could be wrong. Wouldn't be the tenth time. But I see it as captivitiy. And a little bit of punishment.

    I'd even venture to guess that Aoileen left him but one bullet in that gun. That'd be fun.
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    Of course it would be a skip week after that awesome episode, wouldn't it?
    • CommentAuthorgragh46
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2013
    Interludes are always a pain, but this one's timing is especially painful. That being said, Shaky is definitely about to go plain crazy, and that should have hilarious results. And by that I mean, the crossed will laugh their asses off
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2013
    Shaky has become a unreliable narrator. Probably always has been.
    • CommentAuthorblighty
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2013
    he has always been somewhat unreliable. Si had said somewhere previously that the reader should take what Shaky writes in the diary with a grain of salt sometimes. But that when a flashback is shown, this is intended to be seen as what really happened.

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