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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    It's Friday, and FREAKANGELS is back.

    (And here's a quicklink to Episode 142 if you want to ease back in.)

    Good morning, Whitechapel. How's everyone doing? Did the folks who did SDCC get out alive? And how was everyone's week?
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      CommentAuthorPurple Wyrm
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011 edited
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    Wow. That's pretty much how I figured the wind up would begin, but it's still a thing of beauty. And they left Alice a strawberry, dawww!

    And it's nice to see that they got the Tower Bridge bascules working rather than just blasting a way through. I guess the Americans weren't willing to trash one of the city's major tourist draws :)

    My week was spectacularly unspectacular. Absolutely nothing to report. Oh, there were some storms, but that's about it.

    Later: Hey! Is that Karl's hat Alice is wearing?
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    I also really enjoyed this episode. It's nice to see Alice come back through the looking glass not only unscathed, but also a much better person (human socks not withstanding).

    My week was long. I have my daughter for the fourth weekend in a row, so it's the good kind of long and sort of what I should start getting used to if I'm going to have full custody (fingers crossed). It means I haven't made progress on anything creative, but I'll get back to work on Monday for at least an evening. With that, better go wake the little demon up. Cheers!
    • CommentAuthorKem
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    Still want to know who they are and where they came from!
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    Gorgeous. I will sorely miss FA when it's done, but it will have been done right. Early thank-yous to all involved for the long, weird trip.

    I was productive as SHIT this past week. I broke the 5K mark for non-serial fiction, the longest wordcount I've ever had (I mainly work in shorter stories). The one I'm working on will be maybe 7K before edits. After that I'll have four more to finish, and then it's blasing off to Kindle HQ, and then it will be a thing people can buy.

    The past three months on this project have been an object lesson in The Shitting Fear, and if I can make it through, I will have proven that I can do anything. It's very shamanic. This project will kill me, and after I'm dead, I will be able to write more, and better, and faster.

    And I have Whitechapel to thank for it.
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    Actually it looks like Alice is wearing Karl's hat, one of Sirkka's tops, and Kirk's glasses...
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    I'm actually crying.
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      CommentAuthormisat0
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    I can't believe it will be over next week.
    Rather appropriately I was drinking in Whitechapel last night with Iceland Bob, Vertigo Jones, Denari, Jon Carpenter, Admiral Neck and Sneak 046. I think we're all probably a little worse for wear today.
    • CommentAuthorkrel
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    What is this wet stuff coming out of my eyes?
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      CommentAuthorjosta59
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    Wondering if I'm the only one who feels a little disappointed. Like Kem above, I'm feeling like there are too many unanswered questions. After all this time, I still don't feel like I know any of the FAs at all, and I wanted to. Kudos to the creative team for keeping me coming back each week, but I feel let down by this ending. It all feels a bit empty and pointless. Maybe I just can't relate to these characters as much as I wanted to.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    Page 4 is heartbreaking.

    Page 6 is hilarious.

    You guys are too good.

    (As for my week, I spent it trawling through a directory of small publishers. I'm up to G right now. I'm amused by the number of literary journals with "Quarterly" in their title that are not, in fact, quarterly.)
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    Huh.

    Awesome.
    • CommentAuthordraxxx
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    Good morning/afternoon,

    Huh, as well. But quiet, please. It's almost over. Thanks everybody.
    • CommentAuthordoran
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    ... https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Alice_and_Bob ...
    Really Warren Ellis, REALLY? eh...

    So looks like one more update, I'd guess
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      CommentAuthorNeila
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    Good morning, doing good, I wrote a short story and got it rejected, but that was really the only down point to the week. Just been super crazy busy, haven't had a lot of time to post. D: Looks like I'm missing a remodeled thread too. Anyone have any idea how to add more time to the day, without not sleeping at all?
    I keep wondering how far in the future the Angels went, if they managed that at all.
    • CommentAuthorZJVavrek
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    Determining early on that Alice was my favorite character is paying off quite well now.
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    Really Warren Ellis, REALLY? eh...

    That link is nerdobscure enough to be the equivalent of saying "hey you wrote two characters called alice and bob *I* know two people called alice and bob ARE YOU WRITING ABOUT THEM HUH HUH HUH"
    • CommentAuthormarya
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    Am I the only one not crying?
    Can you call it deus ex machina, if the whole machine was created in the first place merely to justify some gods.

    I'm pretty sure Warren Ellis is not an idiot
    but the story sure was full of sound and fury. . .
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    @josta59 I'm actually very satisfied. If I read it right, one big theme of the thing is about growing up, and taking responsibility for your immature mistakes. They broke the world, and they fixed it (assuming the last panel isn't the extinction-level meteor hitting Buckingham Palace or something). They owned up and made good.

    Trememdously satisfying.
    • CommentAuthorZeroDrop
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
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    This episode is too much heartbreaking. By the episode itself, and because endings are always sad. Loved the FA going away united and without looking back.