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    DOKTOR SLEEPLESS #5 is out in stores today. If you're not holding a copy in your sweaty little paws as you read this, you are in the wrong place. Buy now. Reply later.



    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2008
    but...but...the comic store isn't even open yet...
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2008
    Mine is. Heading there in just three more hours.

    Three long hours.

    - Z
    • CommentAuthorRoss
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2008
    Got this. Got this 4 hours ago. Rather enjoying the slow revelations, although now I'll be cranky until I find out what they're looking at next month. Loved the confrontation in 'Stately Sleepless Manor', along with Nurse crying after she goes back to her room, and seeming upset that the Doktor didn't have her help for the night's broadcast.

    Excellent work. Well done.
  2.  (877.5)
    Just finished my read; real sense of the speed picking up as questions start to be answered; probably my favorite Datashadow entry thus far, as well -- I always enjoy Warren just talking about the stuff that interests him.

    The is he/isn't he question about the Reinhardt tulpa is a brilliant way to add some smoke and mirrors to the proceedings. Very nice.
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2008
    This issue took it from "interesting" to "awesome!!" for me.
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2008
    Awesome--I espicially loved the Doktor's monologue on the Grinder culture.
  3.  (877.8)
    Since picking up issue 3, I've discovered I can now only read this book on the train. I need to be around people, so I can glance up every once in a while and feel dangerous.
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2008
    Best issue yet. 50% plot, 50% speech.

    Dok's silent panel when he switched from talking about becoming dreams to his dead friend-- that knocked me out.
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2008 edited
    H panels revelation nearly ruptured my spleen with awesome. (That could have been messy. I was in a public place and all.) It made me think about...well, possibilities and the hiding of information many different things. That I'll have to wait a month for to find out about.

    Loved the radio monologue.
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2008
    I love this title, the style of Sleepless ? Reinhardt is spectaculaur, the speech on individuality hit alot of chords with my feelings towards todays celebrity and the way they are advertised. Also the large red "do not press" button gets me every time. Justin Timberlake is further moved up on my list of Humans to be shot from a cannon into the sun.
  4.  (877.12)
    More questions than answers, which is typical.

    Was the creator of St. Teresa's Eyes a member of the group blog? How often has the disease occured and how to they "cure" it?

    What's down the H-hole? (that's sound bad). And if all those numbers are radio frequencies....hmm...
  5.  (877.13)
    It just gets better and better. This is rapidly becoming my favourite Ellis book, possibly more than Transmet.

    The 'authenticity is shit' rant hit on a lot of things for me. The concept of authenticity is a tricky one (think of matters such as alleged 'cultural theft' from tribal religions by Newagers, as an example) and the rant cut right to the heart of it.

    (It reminds me of a small flame war I had with an alleged 'chaos magician' a couple of years back, who actually believed that the only magical traditions that worked were the 'authentic' ones. Now I could believe that kind of bollocks from a Wanna-Blessed-Be, or a ceremonial traditionalist, but a Chaos magician? Staggers the mind.
    Then again, my wife went to college with a Fundamentalist Discordian, so anything's possible.
    But I digress...)

    The Justin Timberlake story fascinates me in a nasty way. Actually having a backing group tell your audience how real you are... not subtle, but clearly effective.

    And of course anything that mentions GY!BE is a good thing.
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2008
    On the topic of authenticity, I offer this example:


    After dissolving the Police, Sting made a grab at 'respectable' musicianship by hiring great American jazz session players like Branford Marsalis and Omar Hakim. He makes a record of "black" music to distance himself from the ersatz punk stuff he was doing before. As far as I'm concerned, he bought his musical credibility -- and in an exploitative way.

    But I liked The Soul Cages, so what do I know?
  6.  (877.15)
    After dissolving the Police, Sting made a grab at 'respectable' musicianship by hiring great American jazz session players like Branford Marsalis and Omar Hakim.

    On the other hand, Sting was a jazz musician who played with Terry Lynn Ellis before joining the Police...
    • CommentAuthormuggie
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2008
    just read it..joined whitechapel....been to the Doktor site (sic move Mr Ellis,introduce a character,kill him off,make him important..been watching 24 by any chance???) and do you know...I'm not understanding it,but I'm enjoying the hell out of it...
  7.  (877.17)
    I was rushed earlier, but I meant to mention, all the material about the blues musicians was fascinating and pitch perfect. I'm a huge blues fan, so the Broonzy reference blew me away. Great job, Warren!
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2008

    Sting's punk/new wave reputation was as much posturing as his jazz standard. For him, success in the jazz field came through buying not-rich American jazz musicians and flying them out to Europe. Right?
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th 2008 edited
    @Ross - Nursey was crying 'cause she f*#ked up by killing Max Cale. she presumed to know the mind of the Doktor, the fool!

    @Kibblesmith -!

    i too loved his rant to the Grinder Kids... he's definitely trying to raise them up, saying: stand up and be proud of who you are and what you're doin'!
    yet at the same time he doesn't hesitate to mess with them.. ie unleashing St Teresa's Eyes.
    and i think there's prolly more of that to come. they're his Grinders, and he'll do with them what he pleases!
  8.  (877.20)
    I'm loving this whole Tulpa thing. Is a Tulpa real enough to get implants? Can a Tulpa reproduce?
    I'm going to sit down tomorrow and reread all of them in succession, which I rarely do but all of these ideas are so new to me I really want to get a handle on them before I go any farther.