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    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011
    It's Friday, it's FREAKANGELS: In which Alice says it better than any of us could have.

    Good morning, Whitechapel. How's everyone this morning?
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    Onwards to the future! Or at least to a gigantic steampunky radio engine thing in the sky...

    I wonder if we'll see them again, or of the rest of the run is about Alice? Either will please me.

    I survived the week intact and will be spending my Saturday searching for a Tesla exhibition that I am assured is on somewhere in the city.
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011
    ... I think they just decomplexified into the supercontext.
    • CommentAuthordraxxx
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011
    Good morning,

    Well it's beautiful, of course. Page five panel one is a new favorite. Thank you everybody. Yes it is beautiful. Suitably epic and sweeping. Well done, you talented brats.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011
    Beam me up Scotty!
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011
    My god, this strip just keeps finding ways to look lovely.
    • CommentAuthorDan Kelly
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011
    Oh boy, really get the feeling of something changing just from those few panels.

    Paul, have you got a new palette for the last few episodes - colours seem crisper and clearer than in the early episodes?
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    Are they...................... Sky Gods?
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    Way better than I was expecting.
    • CommentAuthorKaryl
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011
    Visually and artistically stunning as always, my admiration for Paul and Warren just keeps growing! So serene, this episode.
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    It is not 'morning'. It won't be 'morning' for another 20 minutes, then it will be 'stupidly early' not 'morning'. Of course I don't care, I have Freakangels to keep me happy. Beautiful, beautiful Freakangels. And the memories of the 4 ciders, 2 Bundy and Cokes, and 1 Long Island Ice Tea I had a few hours ago.

    What was I saying again? Ah yes, pretty comic, good night.
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011
    I hope when I die, I'll go to that gigantic steampunky radio engine in the sky.
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    Last work's week before vacations!
    I'll miss the Freakangels, hope we will see them again.
    • CommentAuthorKem
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011
    Friday, finally.
    I hope we haven't seen the last of the freaks.
    • CommentAuthorbobsyuncle
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011 edited
    Those two panels of Alice on page 6 are all the reason I'll need to buy this last book.
    P.S. Is this the first time we've seen the moon in the series? That's a good way of signalling a return to normality...
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    Aw. I love that look of "You told me I was one of you, thanks for leaving me in this derelict tip that smells of fish-shit".
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    any one else have the theme to "Close Encounters" in their head when reading this?

    the art was even more beautiful than before.
    • CommentAuthorj-prime
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011
    I've enjoyed the series, but I felt this episode was a bit too deus ex machina.

    Also, the moon can not appear high and full when the sun is in the sky - just not physically possible.
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2011
    not to be pedantic, @j-prime, but . . .
    Full moon during daylight hours

    I'm okay, Ariana, lots of plates spinning, but since I've started working out regularly, I have the energy to keep 'em all going, it seems.

    Variety and all that jazz.
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    No he's right, you can't have a full moon whilst the sun is also in the sky (noitce the picture you've posted is gibbous and the moon I used in the episode is full) because the moon can only be full when the sun shines straight onto the side of it that we see.

    Regardless, you can't see stars at midday, or fly into the future, or make time go so fast that the stars appear to time-lapse, or manipulate matter with your mind... etc. It's always amusing seeing what everyone's individual breaking point is with regards to the fantastical!

    Seriously though, it's an interesting topic. Fantasy bends causality, but it can't completely break it or the story would fall apart, which fantastical events constitute a unrepairable crack in the cause&effect of a fantasy story is worth a lot of thought. The script specifically called for daylight in the middle of the night, and the only way I could think to demonstrate that for certain is to have full moon and stars visible in a blue sky. The intent was to pinpoint the position of the sun behind the earth, therefore making it night, and making the blue sky (rather that the full moon) the unnusual feature.