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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeAug 1st 2011
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    @Miranda: If I'm lucky, I'll at least get to sleep in on Fridays...!

    @ashspring: Bless. It was very kind of you to create an account just to speak for all of the editors in the world -- but, just speaking for myself, I have some hope that at least one or two of them (perhaps with more convincing grammar and punctuation?) also understand that sometimes stories don't end the way you want them to.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2011
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    Mental note: Don't give ashspring any of my work to edit
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      CommentAuthorSoftSpot
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2011 edited
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    @ashspring, I am a reader, not an editor, but I did not get the impression that this series is finished rash-rash because the creators are getting bored with it. On the contrary, it is a well-thought-of ending which leaves questions open.
    Second: I can't believe that "all" editors think like you do. So please stop pretending that you represent "all" editors and acknowledge the fact that you were merely expressing your own opinion and that it "may be" equal to the opinion of "some" of your collegue-editors..
    btw.: can you provide us with some titles of your work? That saves me from starting to read them.
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    "Me, I'm disappointed, and feel like I should apologize to the people I recommended Freakangels to."

    Fair enough. I've known how and when this was ending from about halfway through Vol 2, but obviously that wasn't going to work for everyone. I hope you find work in the editing field again.
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    The end: i's just a little harder when brought about by friends (Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar)

    Still, well, one should accept the fact that the Author is absolute Master of its creation. And, really, that flooded London situation needed resolution, and our friends FA needed to adjust what, not entirely through their fault, they had broken. Accepting diversity is a must in today's world: and those who rejected and hunted young FA were as responsible for what happened as them. I think FA will reincarnate, in the far future, maybe in a far world, and someone will tell their story. Meanwhile, humanity is showing its irresponsibility in overlooking global warming, encouraging economic piracy, cutting in indispensable education and medical care. FA are a clear methaphor of today's humanity, in my opinion. WE'RE the real "freakangels", bungling with a technological power we're ill equipped to harness adequately.

    And let's not talk of the U.N.

    Looking forward to the finish Freakangels will always remain in my heart, so like us!
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    Mr Warren Ellis said:
    "Fair enough. I've known how and when this was ending from about halfway through Vol 2"

    The signs are there when one knows where to look. But tell me: Among Shoreditch's refugees there's one bearded, long-haired individual that looks like Mark in disguise. It Is Mark? And was it Mark who flicked the mortar in Vol 2?

    I think Freakangels' lives are far from finished, anyway.
    • CommentAuthorashspring
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2011
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    My my, pushed some buttons, didn't I? Good. Not as many as while being a moderator, though. We only learn through the people we don't agree with 100%. Also, my apologies for speaking/writing American instead of British... I do forget that they're different languages. And since my editing and publishing has been in the US, mostly boring technical material, no fear you'll bumble into it by accident. Wait! You may have already!

    Anyhoo, thx for the <8/10, especially the I-has-chikens! bit.

    @Ariana: Didn't. Third time I've created an account because they always dematerialize.
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2011 edited
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    My my, pushed some buttons, didn't I? Good.
    No: trollish. And while we're flashing credentials, I *am* a moderator in this forum, so let me politely and more clearly explain to you what you did wrong.

    You *didn't* say "Damn, I don't like the way this ended." See that? That's an opinion, and we respect those here, because there's nothing in the world that everyone likes. That would have gotten you a "fair enough" and a "thank you for coming along, anyway" and a "better luck next time" and a "we hope you stick around and continue to contribute to our little corner of the web."

    What you *did* was lead with your job (a common tactic to add weight to an opinion, in an attempt to elevate it to fact), proceed to pretend to speak for everyone in that profession (see previous parenthetical), and then insult what you perceive to be the writer's motivations (which you couldn't possibly know, as you're not an editor on *this* work), instead of the finished story.

    I'm making an example of you, not because your offense was all that terrible, but because we're coming to the end of the series -- and more people may end up not liking the last six pages. And that's totally cool -- I don't like onions, for instance, so I don't eat them. All those opinions will be more than welcome. Any bullshit tantrums will be stomped.

    (And, y'know, it's just less messy if I get that out here now, so people know they don't need to pile on the defense when that button pushing comes. Point made, we can move on.)

    I am very glad you've rejoined, if this is the 3rd time, and we've got two new webcomics coming soon that might be more to your taste. ^_^
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    ..and that folks is why we love and fear Ariana. Thank you, Queen of the Chapel.
    • CommentAuthorashspring
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2011
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Always glad to be of service, M'am.

    If one can't be a good example, at least be a horrible warning ... [ We don't make forum examples of listmembers where I'm one of the Hall Monitors because we want people to be able to be contrary and oppositional and what-if and why-not as long as they don't froth and spit and throw things. ]
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    I, on the other hand, have been running web communities since 1998 and have always encouraged a Zero Tolerance policy for certain kinds of display.

    Have resisted the temptation to change your forum handle to Horrible Warning just for the comedy. Maybe I'll do it to Si Spurrier's instead.
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2011 edited
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    Maybe I'll do it to Si Spurrier's instead.
    You've got to do it in Spurriese if you do, Warren. Something like "Orrible Wumpty-Gumpty Wot"* or the like.

    * Note: I'm not actually fluent in Spurriese. Apologies if I've just accidentally insulted your mum.
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    impissibibble horrorpottationses of jollywotsitism
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2011
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    Horrorpotamus Jellypants?
    • CommentAuthorashspring
    • CommentTimeAug 2nd 2011
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    @Warren: resisting temptation is bad for your arteries or something.
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    Ashpring: why you don't write your own story entirely to your liking?

    Freakangels is a wonderful story, poignant and poetic, and, well, maybe some of us would have ended it differently, but that's it. Thanks again to Warren aand Paul and all of Freakangels team for having given it to us!
    • CommentAuthorashspring
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2011
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Jack: as do we all, except those who sing instead.
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      CommentAuthorSoftSpot
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2011
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    and we've got two new webcomics coming soon


    Ha, that's what I call "good news". If you don't mind me giving an opinion... ;-)
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      CommentAuthorjosta59
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2011
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    Good, so I'm not the only one. I'm just too different from most of you, I guess. I want a little more meat from a story, especially if I'm going to sit patiently with it for a couple of years, including many skip weeks. It wasn't worth it. That's not whining, any more than it would be if you felt that way about a different story. I just wanted more than Ellis wanted to provide this time.
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    I just wanted more than Ellis wanted to provide this time.

    You got it all for free, so how can you say he didn't want to give enough?