Date: 2017-06-25 07:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] reveen
I know that everyone is probably thinking of Leela from Futurama right now. But I'm personally reminded of the cyclops guy from Kull who can see the future and knows when his own death is coming.

Date: 2017-06-25 08:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alicemacher
"All that time down there, you never wondered what that weight was on the lid?"

One of the most bone-chilling lines I've ever read in a comic.

The first time I read this arc, it was, unwisely, at night. It creeped me out, enraged me, and ultimately moved me such that it took some time to get to sleep afterward.

I know that some folks in this community are of the opinion that Ennis writes nothing but gore and toilet humour. While I understand where that impression comes from, this arc is hard evidence against that.

Date: 2017-06-25 11:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] burkeonthesly
I'll admit, I'm one of the people who's put that opinion out there. This story is dark as hell, but this is more Gaiman-horror dark than dark-for-dark's-sake. I'm impressed. Repulsed, horrified, but impressed--this has gotten an emotional reaction out of me in the way earlier issues' scans haven't.

Date: 2017-06-26 03:47 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lbd_nytetrayn
Pretty sure I hate these characters more than any others in this entire series. I still find it utterly baffling that they are able to get away with so much completely unchecked, and yet, somehow, I can believe it. That might be the worst part.

I forget why The Word doesn't work on them, though. I mean, I know Grandma there said it back when she first showed up, but somehow that doesn't quite figure, what with God being gone and other stuff.

Date: 2017-06-26 05:28 am (UTC)
alicemacher: Lisa Winklemeyer from the webcomic Penny and Aggie, c2004-2011 G. Lagacé, T Campbell (Default)
From: [personal profile] alicemacher
My take is that Ennis intentionally left it ambiguous as to what was responsible for the Word temporarily failing Jesse. Elaboration to follow when the posts get to that point.

Date: 2017-06-26 10:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] stolisomancer
It's been a while since I read this volume, but aren't they deliberately being protected from the Word? I'm pretty sure that's what gets outright said to them at one point, and the protection's only revoked later because God gets distracted.

Date: 2017-06-26 09:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dragontail
I will never forget my ex-wife's reaction to that final page - she threw the trade paperback, which belonged to a friend of mine, across the room while howling with rage. Neither he nor I blamed her for it. Took a lot of coaxing to get her to pick it back up and read on, such is the power of not only that scene, but of everything leading up to and informing it.

Date: 2017-06-26 02:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] goattoucher
That's how I responded to the Red Wedding.

The book stayed on the floor of my bedroom for a week before I picked it back up.

Date: 2017-06-26 11:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
Honest question and maybe a bit of a debate question:

Is this considered an example of "fridging"? The love interest is killed to motivate (or in this case, traumatize) the protagonist. I'm just not sure if it falls into the same category, since she's brought back in the very next issue.


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