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    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2011
    Brilliant, just bloody brilliant. Superlatives are failing me, having gone through pretty much all of my English vocabulary of praise in earlier issues. Bravo, the lot of you!

    I had been wondering if the 'Angels they communicated with during their death-experiences was a projection free of time and space, a bit of each of their consciousnesses and powers relieved of earthly and temporal tethers, or if they were the Angels of a future time reaching back to say "now is not your time."

    Funnily it came down to how to read the line "Luke, you are still a complete wanker." Did they mean "even now, going through death, you are a wanker as always" (inflection on "are") or did they mean "oh don't worry, where/when we are now you are yet a wanker" (inflection on "still")? The story seems to be headed into the second meaning, more or less.

    And hell I've been wondering why/how the FreakAngels exist since the first episode. And each flashback has given tantalizing clues and glimpses, but still no real information! I guess it would be fitting if the end is what gives up the eternal state of being while everything between the beginning and end was temporal, mundane noise. Goddammit, Ellis I love this shit. Very well done.
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2011
    Anyone else look at Mark in the two panels at the top of page 5 and think of Spider Jerusalem's two-headed cat? Symbolic of some duality/conflict within Mark, perhaps?
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    How am I doing? Had a brutal couple of days at work combined with a chest cold with a cough that threatened to rip my head off combined with a panoply of medication intended to prevent said cough from ripping my head off. So when I got home from work on Friday I decided to skip waiting for the episode to go up and instead crawled straight into bed and slept for 14 hours straight. I now feel vaguely human :)

    I guess some people (ie: Mark) are so broken that you can never really completely fix them.
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2011
    Warren: you won't loose us that easy. :-P
    At least: not until this brilliant series is well over and done with.

    Things are coming together with the FA's, just a few more loose ends to tighten up but maybe our eminent writing and drawing couple have some more surprises for us waiting to be revealed? For the way they are going still leaves a few openings with what they can do on several points. But it seems to develop into a direction in which they kind of isolate themselves from this world so the people here can't hunt/hurt them anymore, without deleting themselves. So that both the world as the FA's can live at ease again.
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    What I've been loving about this series is watching people thinking; a lot of other disaster fiction consists of people reacting and trying to eke out a short existence. Here the FA's are trying to solve problems, and that 'get in there and figure it out' ethic just builds itself up to them realizing they need to clean up the biggest mess, the one they caused themselves.

    Watching them (as a group) confront Mark for his inability to think (he's just reacting) was great.
    • CommentAuthorFive84
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2011
    Right, I feel a bit stupid, but when Mark says "stay here" where exactly is "here"? Whitechapel?
    • CommentAuthorMinaMouse
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2011
    I will truly miss FreakAngel Friday. I came quite late into the series, so my first read was a long one...and that was great. But it was also great to have it "manditorily" portioned out each week (except for those skip-weeks). Naturally, everyone has their way of reading FA. I would scurry this weeks morsel......go back to last week's episode, read that....and read this week's ep again. I'm not good at goodbyes...but this is good, fitting and fulfilling. Thanks, Warren and Paul. .........Going out to buy the books.
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    where exactly is "here"? Whitechapel?

    Whitechapel in the present time, yes.

    Interpretively, "here" could also mean: "within Mark's current stage of mania."
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2011
    I was at T in the Park on Friday, so I had to read on a tiny phone screen. So much better on the big screen.
    • CommentAuthordraxxx
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2011
    I am disappointed, yes, with this "Okay let's all fuck off to the future," jazz. But I will save my big stupid spiel till after the final episode rolls. Thanks, everybody.
      CommentAuthorHEY APATHY!
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2011 edited
    I was busy all weekend and just got around to reading this episode...

    ... the bloody eyes, oh my , this is like heavy , epic, wow.

    thanks warren & paul, wow
    • CommentTimeJul 13th 2011
    I can see why normals are scared of the Angels. I found them quite creepy this episode - it's the way they're all on the same page and they look so intent.

    I am in the Land of my Mothers. We are about to go out birdwatching at Gibraltar Point. I am ridiculously excited.
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    I've really enjoyed the entire run. Sorry it's taken me so long to say so- I have pimped it like crazy to anyone that'll listen though!
    • CommentTimeJul 14th 2011
    "Well we broke this time, let's go see if everything's fixed in the future"
    I cant wait to see where this is going, I'm loving the bleeding eyes. XD I hope it doesn't end with it all being Arkady's hallucination as she OD's.
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011