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    Words are failing me. For once.

    Just... thanks. And... damn.
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    Can you call it deus ex machina, if the whole machine was created in the first place merely to justify some gods.

    Yeah, I've seen your comments before. I would suggest that the story may not have been about what you thought it was about. Also, deus ex machina only applies if there has been no groundwork laid for the "solution" to the story. But at least you didn't have to pay up front for your disapppointment! Sorry it's not working for you.
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    I'm a sucker for stories that come full circle.

    Liking Alice, for me, has always been overshadowed by how much I liked the freakangels but that last bit really justified why she had to stay behind and handle shit. Go Alice!
    Also, very haunting page 4. I love it. Go Paul!
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
    I'm not sad about the story ending. It's had a good run, and it (as far as I can tell, you never know, Warren might throw in a last second mindfuck for all we know) is coming to a good end. And I've enjoyed it a lot. I've been buying the hardcovers since I got the first volume as a birthday gift from my dear Deathboy, and I'll finish getting the rest as well. So thanks for giving me something to look forward to on Fridays, Warren and Paul, I'll miss this. But it's still my payday, so I think I'll be ok. ;)
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
    No tears here because THERE IS NO CRYING IN WHITECHAPEL (unless circumstances have cause a suspension of this Rule, although I doubt it), but my finger did hesitate before clicking on the link; as if not reading this week's ep might keep it going for longer somehow.
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
    Wonderful. Once it's all finished I'm going to read it right through from start to finish in one sitting. I've skipped back a fair few times but I haven't read any large chunks of it since I first found it (partway through the second book, I think? So I had a fair bit to read all in one go)

    Then I'm going to buy all 6 episodes and the slip-cover

    It's been a fantastic journey. I'm sad that it's (nearly)over but I definitely feel a sense of completeness in the story.
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
    Bravo, sirs, bravo.
    • CommentAuthorKaryl
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
    I have no quarrel with the story, only salutations and thanks! I have loved every frame of it, first to last. I am grateful to have had this joy!
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    Originally, I believed there would be a lot more violence in the end, that the climax would be an epic battle with the American military. Instead, the Freakangels decided the mature thing to do was to clean up the mess they made, then leave. Their gave Alice a strawberry as a good bye present, and when Alice ate it probably tasted perfect. Not what I anticipated, but satisfying in a quiet way.
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    don't shoot the messenger.... but, how is Alice's shotgun being held on to her back on page 6?

    allow me to balance that nit-pick with an overwhelming sense of pride at having taken this ride with all of you every Friday for the past few years. Warren, Paul, Ariana and everyone at Avatar deserves the utmost respect and appreciation for providing us with such consistently high-quality entertainment (for free, or otherwise). Thank you!
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    Before it all ends, I just wanted to say thanks. I've laughed, I've cried, I've pondered. Can't ask for much more from a story than that.
    • CommentAuthordoran
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
    Warren Ellis: Aw... I thought you were making a genuine (if slightly cheesy) reference there. Alice and Bob, (A&B) are commonly used as two ends of quantum mechanical communication. The idea being that when the Freakangel realigned the timey-wimeyness of Britain, they resynced everything (proly involving some quantum) and made them able to have a conversation. The reason I thought it might have been slighlty cheesy though awesome, that it was a brick joke on the initial name of Alice. It didn't seem that obscure to me, mainly because Xkcd did it.

    Since you didn't name Alice for that, what was the reason for her name? And what do you think of TV tropes? Interesting way of finding related works that interest you? Creavity poison for writers?

    Also penultimate congratulations for everyone on finishing the Freakangels comic!
    Finally, is anyone going to the Manchester MCM expo tomorrow?
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    don't shoot the messenger.... but, how is Alice's shotgun being held on to her back on page 6?

    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011 edited
    anyone else getting a weird 'community being abandoned by the (mostly) benevolent gods that created the community and gave it leadership and protection' sort of vibe here? Does that make Goddamn Bat S Captain Bob?

    I am experiencing a slight prickling at the corner of my eye, but I am not crying dammit.
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    the look on Alice's face is so heart breaking.
  9.  (10082.16)
    This is awesome...and....sad, so...sawsome? Sadawesome? Something like that I suppose...

    Week was alright, almost cleaned my room yesterday. But in the process I did find the tax details I needed for this year, so mission accomplished!

    I'm gonna go sniffle now...
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
    • CommentAuthorMinaMouse
    • CommentTimeJul 29th 2011
    Deus ex machina definitely doesn't apply here. This ending definitely looks to be a culmination to all that has come before.

    Thanks again Warren and Paul. I hate endings, but if they have to be, then this has been a good one.

    You've been...fantastic.
  10.  (10082.19)
    FREAKANGELS has taken a few welcome turns that I absolutely did not expect. For example, I half-expected Alice to turn on the FAs after she realized their involvement in destroying London, or the possibility that Mark was going to waste Kait. That neither of these possibilities came to pass made me realize with guilt how conditioned I had been to expect this type of story to take melodramatic turns. Bravo to Warren and Paul for surprising me.

    The strawberry was a wonderfully Zen-like moment...even with the fact that it had been lying in the street before Alice ate it.

    Gads, now that the FAs are now energy beings, I guess this means there will no longer be a need for displays of Kait's Quincy lust or sights of a naked Sirkka.

    Is it too early to wonder what would be the best drink to have to toast the end of FREAKANGELS?

    Life-wise, I think I'm fully recovered from SDCC. Not being in the Dealer's Room much helped with a lack of burnout. However, I was happy I scored TWILIGHT OF THE ASSHOLES from the Fantagraphics booth. Also, hearing about plans to finance a statue of Harvey Pekar via Kickstarter was fun. But my most amused moment was hearing Greg Rucka do an impression of his two favorite answering machine messages from THE ROCKFORD FILES.
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    @Prof Imagine
    Haha! I wondered when someone was going to pick up on that! It was a mistake I made a while back that went live before I picked up on it, and then ended up becoming a bit of a running joke between me and Kate (the colourist) each time Alice slung the shot-gun on her back. There'll be an improv-rope thing in the printed edition since there's time for edits, but if you look back at volume 6 you'll see that it hovers on her back magically for quite a while!

    Thanks all for the kind words! It's been a pleasure :) Still 6 more pages left though!