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    • CommentAuthoranca
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2011
    Thank you Warren and Paul for making this beautiful story, and thanks to tall the people that supported it and made it happen.

    I've got books 1-5 sitting next to the bed, so now I'm going to start back again from the beginning.

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    Since crying is an impossible activity in Whitechapel, the reasonable explanation for my currently wet face is that a raincloud suddenly appeared overhead and released its contents.

    Thanks to Warren, Paul, Ariana, and Avatar and anybody else I've missed for creating a familiar, dangerous, funny, and sexy world that I enjoyed visiting every Friday. Warren has ongoing projects. But I hope Paul has a new gig as I want to see where his art takes him next.

    I'm kind of surprised Alice didn't trot out the KK copter or the steam-powered gatling gun to support her story. For that matter, would Alice be nutty enough to try flying the KK copter?

    I wonder if newbies who come to Whitechapel thanks to Si Spurrier's new webcomic will need an FAQ explaining why the site's called Whitechapel and who these Warren Ellis and Paul Duffield people are?
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2011
    For probably the last time, I got to work, turned my monitor sideways, put on Kemper Norton's "To Iron John" and relished every panel of the last Freakangels episode.

    Unlike most people, I really like it when things have an end, and it stays ended. That way the reasons I love them will always remain, and they won't be dragged out and re-hashed and eventually turned into crap like many things I love have been over the years *coughstarwarscough*. I like this end, it's the only logical place this tale could have wound up. It's actually the ending I worked out for myself after finishing volume 3, and the one that I had hoped for. Endless thanks to Warren, Paul, Ariana, Alana, Kate, and anyone else that helped this event happen. I loved having something to look forward to and turn my work monitor sideways to enjoy! Also, just gotta add: damn, those rugs! Totally made the whole scene for me, they did.

    That being said, I'm excited as fuck for Gun Machine, and also whatever Si decides to do here as well.

    I've always wished that Warren Ellis would write more novels so he could join the ranks of favourites in my head such as Arthur C. Clarke, Jules Verne, and Ray Bradbury. There is no place in the world I would rather be than in my head with a good sci-fi read, and I look forward to wandering around in the world of Ellis for many years to come. Continue kicking ass, my friends.
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2011
    Well then... that's it...

    When I started reading this series I expected answers. But as the series evolved the expected answers were replaced by questions, and the longer I read the more questions arose. And gently I started to realize that I would not get answers here on all questions.
    From that moment on I began to put something at work which is one of man's greatest posessions: my brain. (not that my brain is so good for you, but it is sufficient enough for me ;-) ) And I started to think about what answers might be given to some of the questions. And I ended up by thinking that many of those questions have a whole bunch of possible answers. And somehow I think that it is just a good thing that Ellis does not limit us to what he thinks is the one answer by giving us that one, ruling out all other alternatives. So the answers may be different for anybody and everybody and still be true.
    So I think he cleverly avoided that easy trap which is so "fooking obvious"...

    Anyway, just like all others I would like to express my gratitude to Ellis for a great story, Paul for the excellent artwork, Ariana for this forum and whatever you have done more to make this possible and all those other people who have helped by inking and coloring and maintaining the site and doing the paperwork and whatever is needed for a realisation of this level and magnitude. You all did a wonderful job here which deserves it's place in comic-book history.

    And now.... what will I do next friday to fill up the void? Is there some rehab-clinic for kicking off a post-FA-trauma? For I will definitely need it...
    • CommentAuthorMoebiuzz
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2011
    Hi, first time in the forums from me. Just wanted to say it was a great story, beautifully drawn, so thank you for all guys.
    Greetings from Argentina!
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    Wow, i can't believe it's over....

    all i can say is Cheers Warren, Paul, Ariana and all the guys at Avatar for making this happen. It was a great piece of long form storytelling and was impeccably drawn by Paul. It has opened my eyes to the reality of webcomics and they're here to stay.

    Someone needs to make a proper 70s recreation of this in the style of the children film foundation. But with sex and swearwords and stuff

    • CommentAuthorMinaMouse
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2011
    I've relished having FA to look forward to every Friday (skip-days notwithstanding). Thanks for that.

    It'll be odd..and a little sad...not having it.

    It's been great, Warren and Paul. You've been great. Well done.

    Lovely rugs, yes.

    Bye ALL.
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2011
    Wonderfully done, a fine ending.

    When v6 comes out, I'm going to sit down and read the whole thing thru, page 1 to page last. Then it'll lovingly go in Duffields little box.
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2011
    Thanks for proving that something that shouldn't work, could work, and work really well.
    Many thanks for sharing the work, Warren and Paul. And thanks for resetting the bar once again. Didn't have enough to compete with anyway... : )
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2011
    Mr Ellis, Mr Duffield, everyone else; thanks for that, it was good, very good. Yes. My best wishes to you all in your future endeavours.
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2011
    Also - are the FreakAngels "OK"? You know what I mean, not dead or anything? I've grown to care a lot about those characters over the last three years or so and I just have this aching need to know everythings OK with them, you know? That they're someplace "good". It doesn't look like they're anywhere "human" at this point. But I want them to be OK.

    ...freakangels, powering the planet as a renewable energy source?

    The FUTURE. That's where they are. And the future is clean, and it has power, and it's recovered from everything. They did fix it. And even after the world ends, and after what happens next, the world still goes on.

    Really, really incredible stuff. I loved everything so much, and as a poor art student, I especially appreciated it being free. I wish I could say that I would go out and buy all the books now, but I have to pay rent, so, someday. Warren's work has always been my favorite on it's last page or two. As sad as I am to see it end, an ending like this is what I was waiting for. It's beautiful.

    Thank you so much.
    • CommentAuthorashspring
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2011 edited
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    [EDITED BY WARREN, WHO ADDS: yeah, and fuck you.]
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2011
    Thank you for everything Warren, Paul, Ariana, Mark & Avatar and everyone who worked on it. I wouldn't be the person I am today were it not for you guys and what you started years ago.

    Now someone post that applause gif from Citizen Kane.
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    It's been a long road.

    Thank you all for it.

    It was worth the journey. Every week.
    • CommentAuthorSavantis
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2011
    Thank you for everything!

    Had fun reading and anticipating the next episode, speculating occasionally in the forums (and getting warren ellis's reply - *fangirl scream*); and being part of the freakangels community by lurking around the forums and getting freakangels merchandise. ^_^

    Freakangels is more than a comic to me. It is a the core around which a community has grown around (, because reading the weekly forum comments are part of the freakangels experience!), the gadfly for provoking deep thoughts, and a marker of days gone by.

    Its all that I'll miss now that Freakangels have ended. >_<

    All the best to Paul and Warren for their future projects. May they be more and more epic! =)

    Will be waiting for more good times to come!
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2011
    Crying, now.

    Universe bless you, Warren, Paul, Ariana, everyone who brought this to us.
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2011
    thanks guys.... really, thanks
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2011
    Thank you.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeAug 5th 2011
    Congratulations and thanks.

    I'll be buying the trades.
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    Fridays will never be the same. I had pretty much given up on the concept of internet forums, and you know, actual people on the internet.

    I'm so happy to have found Freakangels, and through it, Whitechapel.

    Thank you to everyone involved, Warren, Paul, Ariana, and everyone else. This was a gift, plain and simple, and it was enjoyed, thoroughly.