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  1.  (877.41)
    firstly, i need to not hit the back to discussions knob after typing huge diatribes on here, because when i attempt to redo them, they are never as spot on as the first try.

    annnnnywaaaaaay, sleepless feels different to me than almost everything i have ever read. its like a palahnuik novel with the fourth wall allusion/ speeches-directed-at the-readers magnified ten fold. DS seems closer to an invisibles-esque handbook for modern life than anything since the invisbles finished, and i for one am grateful even though i dont think we, the audience, are fully grasping everything warren is attempting to do just yet.

    footnote: i have been drinking extensively today since my lady is out of state, and i am getting a bunch of random projects worked on. it gives me a strange post modern internet related sense of deja vu from a few months back when we got bombarded with bad signals after warrens own lady and child were gone for a bit and he brain bombed all of us continually throughout the weekend. i am probably about to go an some sort of extended ramble, so i am stopping myself now. consider it pre-emptive innerweb editing, and consider yrself saved from my forthcoming innanity.
    • CommentAuthorcjtremlett
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2008
     (877.42)
    St. Teresa's Eyes - spooky, cool, creepy. Dok opened the way for it? He wants people to hurt? Totally fucked up. And compelling.

    Nurse's reaction - seems out of character from what we know of her so far. Which of course means she's more complex than what we've seen of her so far. But she gets in character for the confrontation. She doesn't know all of the Dok's agenda, but she doesn't seem the type to have agreed to work for/with him like this without some idea of what he was planning to do. And he knows something of her agenda as well - but how much/little do they know of each other's plans? Dok appears to have no idea that she killed Max Cale. Or that she even knew him. So he's missing some pretty significant info on her background. Unless he knew and played that scene to spook her? Doesn't seem like he did that, but I wouldn't put it past him even so.

    The confrontation at Stately Sleepless Manor - fun stuff! Does Dok really think the cops killed Max? Or is he just using that to manipulate them? Is he drawing his own blood? With the gloves on, he could have something set up. If so, is he counting on the cops not to think of that?

    The monologue - my favorite Sleepless monologue to date. I tend to pick on other aspects of the "what does 'real' really mean?" issue, but the pop culture quests for and assumptions about authenticity are always interesting. Is Bob Dylan more real than Robert Zimmerman? Dylan is who/what he wanted to be. Dylan is who the world knows. Is there a line between the two? Is there a line between John Reinhardt and Doktor Sleepless? Provided the good Dok inhabits the original biological John Reinhardt. If he doesn't, the question remains, since there is a connection between the two in some way.

    The issues always feel too short. But drawing it out is good for the brain.
    • CommentAuthorPhro
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2008
     (877.43)
    this is insane...now, not only can we read the comic, talk about the comic on-line, but get feedback from the writer.

    and not in a monthly letter column sanitized by editors...

    does anyone else feel the air whipping through the hole blown through the thin veneer between artist and audience by some well placed C-4?

    Good job, Warren. I do believe you've murdered the fifth wall. (is there a fifth wall? if no, i've just made it to be executed.)

    quick question: how much of the series is already written? and how much of internet jibber-jabber influences your writing? like, if you read someone guessing about the plot of a future issue, do you go: HOLY BAT BATMAN! IT'S GOTS TO GO! have you ever thought a random guess was better than your original idea?

    just curious.
  2.  (877.44)
    how much of internet jibber-jabber influences your writing?

    None at all. That would make me kind of an idiot.
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      CommentAuthormrghosty
    • CommentTimeFeb 12th 2008
     (877.45)
    dok sleepless

    Man, do I ever feel a like a fanboy. Anyway Whilst living in isolation and unemployment in the frigid climate of northern Manitoba, I found a bunch of different lego parts unremarkable by themselves, but when assembled, resemble our good doktor.
    apologies for the crappy webcampic.

    I'd get out more if it wasn't 40 below outside.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2008
     (877.46)
    this and narcopolis had my brain in twisty, fascinating knots all week.
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      CommentAuthor46&2
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2008
     (877.47)
    The good Doktor can come off a bit preachy at times but I am enjoying the
    story. I must say the last page had me thinking of Lost Season 1.
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      CommentAuthorMegaGoosey
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2008
     (877.48)
    Lego Doktor Sleepless is pretty god damn amazing.

    This was my favorite issue so far. Every month Sleepless, as a character, seems to become less insane and more brilliant.
    • CommentAuthorzenbullet
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2008 edited
     (877.49)
    @phro
    Fifth Wall could stand between us and the Fifth Column, the media mediated conversation.

    {I'm listening to WAKING LIFE right now and the guy in the car started up while reading this thread. fun}
    • CommentAuthorPhro
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2008
     (877.50)
    I haven't heard or seen waking life, so i don't get the reference. It'll go on my to consume list...
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      CommentAuthorMegaGoosey
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2008
     (877.51)
    It's a pretty good movie, albeit really pretentious.
  3.  (877.52)
    I am so in love with this series...

    If i could turn it into a liquid and inject it directly into my bloodstream I absolutely would.
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      CommentAuthorScribe
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2008
     (877.53)
    Stupid question here, what issue is the Doktor up to? I have 1-5, am I all caught up?
  4.  (877.54)
    @Scribe

    Yes, you are all caught up.
  5.  (877.55)
    #6 is now printed, shipping to our distributor now, then on to all the lovely stores. Soon, the wait will be over.
  6.  (877.56)
    It's not shipping next week (although some lovely auxiliary editions are), so maybe the week after.

    Thank you for the update.
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      CommentAuthorm1k3y
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2008
     (877.57)
    #6 on it's way? w00t!!

    was starting to think i was stuck in a time-dilation field...
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      CommentAuthorScribe
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2008
     (877.58)
    @Spiraltwist - Thank you. I'm a late comer to the Doktor and just wanted to make sure I was up to speed.
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      CommentAuthorSpiraltwist
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2008 edited
     (877.59)
    @Scribe

    N/p. Welcome to the Doktor's world and enjoy the ride, because you know what the Doktor says about it.....