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    @Spiraltwist: - Metabolism: Yeah, I realised why someone would want to slow down their metabolism.
    I was just wondering how they'd go about doing it.
    Or should I just chalk it up to "its the future. They're freaky"?

    Again, I like how they're all, if not family, close lifelong friends, but I suppose that comes with living with other people able to poke around in your head for the last 20 odd years.

    Seriously, thats been playing on my mind alot.
    It seems to me to be the old "Nature / Nurture" argument, but warped. Sure, you're enviroment is going to affect you, but you can always count on a certain ammount of individuality kicking around in the old thinkbones.
    But sharing them with 11 others, from the day you were born?
    You wouldn't only get your parents/enviroments influences, you'd get 11 others as well. Thats going to affect you, right? And if it does, how do they retain any form of individuality? Surely, if you spend enough time with a group of people, you start to think the same, or along simmilar lines. Wouldn't 20 years of Brainal interlopers mess with you? Or is that already apparent with them?
    If you've got 12 children, born at the same times, across the country, it stands to reason as well, that they're going to be dropped into differnt backgrounds. Are they all London based? Southern? Or an equal spread.
    Becuase, I don't know, it might just be me, but Sirkka strikes me as the worst example of Posh School Girl.
    Which leads me to wonder where the others hail from.

    Wow, I sure am glad I don't need these think-spaces for anything important like essays or anything.
    Wait...
    • CommentAuthorHawksmoor
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2008
     (1581.42)
    Keep the magic flowing, Writer and Artist.

    Excellent ride thus far.

    Shit, lemme be frank; I look forward to this thing every week like a starving dog looks forward to starving kittens in his deep-dish food bowl at the end of each month.

    Oh, so I'm the only one here who knows explicitly about this sort of thing?

    Bullshit.

    LOL.

    Great pace and imagination, as usual.

    Hawksmoor...From The Bleed.
    • CommentAuthordaz
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2008 edited
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    Ecky Thump!


    Those Whitechapel kids don't know how lucky they are that Mark raised the ire of a Mancunian with shotgun and not a Lancastrian flat-cap with sausage, by gum.
    • CommentAuthormrph
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2008
     (1581.44)
    Were there ever further discussions about a FreakAngels t-shirt? I could definitely go for one.


    I'm certainly starting to think that the Highland cattle deserve their own 'Not a Yak' t-shirt. :-)

    Nice to see Christ Church Spitalfields turn up (especially as I was reading through Nicholas Hawksmoor: Rebuilding Ancient Wonders this week) - and there's something quite cheerfully odd about Highland cattle wandering two doors down from what would have been St John Bread & Wine. Or possibly that's just me...
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      CommentAuthorLucifal
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2008
     (1581.45)
    Clever use of no dialogue on the first page of this release. The illustrations tell it all.
  2.  (1581.46)
    Of course, all this begs the question: What is Kirk watching out for?

    Exactly. This was my first thought upon seeing the watchtower. And apart from knowing that Mark is something of a prick black sheep figure, we don't really have a clear antagonist yet. Can't wait for next Friday.
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    Enjoyable and intriguing as always.

    I kept thinking about that railing being awfully rickety-looking and that it's a lo-o-o-ong drop if it breaks while someone is leaning against it.
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    I'm certainly starting to think that the Highland cattle deserve their own 'Not a Yak' t-shirt. :-)


    oh man, i so want one!
    • CommentAuthorRoss
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2008
     (1581.49)
    She's protective of her bike. That amuses me.

    Also, I'm wondering what the connection is between the names and the letter K. With the exception of Connor, everyone seems to have at least one K, and sometimes two in their names.

    Favorites so fare are definitely Luke and Kirk though
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    Connor = hard "c". Read them out loud: Connor, KK, Mark, Luke, Kirk, Sirkka...
  6.  (1581.51)
    Good episode. This one was quiet, more subtle. Nice sharp dialogue as usual and beautiful art.
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    @The Rascal King
    I was just wondering how they'd go about doing it. Or should I just chalk it up to "its the future. They're freaky"? - Maybe. Or maybe it's one of his/their abilities? Just because they can do things, doesn't mean they will do all the things they can.

    Again, I like how they're all, if not family, close lifelong friends, but I suppose that comes with living with other people able to poke around in your head for the last 20 odd years.
    Ack. Awful, in my book. Can't get away from anyone. And what if they turn out to be turds, and unlike a room mate you can't get rid of them...oh wait, they did do that, didn't they?

    If you've got 12 children, born at the same times, across the country, it stands to reason as well, that they're going to be dropped into differnt backgrounds. Are they all London based? Southern? Or an equal spread.
    I hope they are all different, because that would add more spin the story. Backgrounds would influence decisions.

    Spiral
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      CommentAuthorjamaicad
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2008
     (1581.53)
    I haven't posted about FreakAngels yet, so I just want to say that I really love the variety of characters that we're meeting each week. Not only is the dialogue and interactions spot-on, but Paul Duffield's art is completely fantastic. I'm stoked on the fashion we're seeing, like pinstripe vests and camo pants. Did you specify that in the script, Warren?
    I feel like this is building up to something pretty incredible, and I'm glad to see an online comic doing this. Yeah... big fan.
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    And what if they turn out to be turds

    Then you fashion a skull cap out of tinfoil, plop it under your hat, and go on about your gardening.
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    "pinstripe vests and camo pants"
    That was indeed detailed in the script :)
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    Metabolism: Yeah, I realised why someone would want to slow down their metabolism.
    I was just wondering how they'd go about doing it.
    Or should I just chalk it up to "its the future. They're freaky"?


    It's one of those 'traditional' powers that master yogi-types are supposed to have - like being able to sit in freezing rivers while maintaining their body temperature. Normally done via meditation.

    For extra points consider the Stylites and similar people. The sort of people who sit at the top of pillars and meditate.
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    @Brandon Debes
    Then you fashion a skull cap out of tinfoil, plop it under your hat, and go on about your gardening.

    Caps flatten my curls. I rarely wear them.
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      CommentAuthorm1k3y
    • CommentTimeMar 31st 2008
     (1581.58)
    love the Kirk intro.. he's now my fave, after Connor

    what's the Watch Tower for? I'm guessing Tsunami maybe? something seems to have flooded the place
    definitely some kind of early-warning station.. is it the only one?

    and a full night's sleep - wot is that exactly? haven't had more than 4hrs straight in months..
    hence am often online b/n 2am -> 4am
  12.  (1581.59)
    Two things I loved about this one--

    1. On page 2, the way Sirkka is sort of tucking back her hair. I don't know why but I see so much character in that one gesture. I think she's definitely going to be one of my favorites.

    2. The whole idea that there's still a sort of community in this sparsely-populated aftermath, illustrated in the way everyone "tunes in" to hear the broadcast from the Watchtower.

    This really is a beautiful piece of work you've got going here. :)
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    I, too, am not a yak.

    I love getting our first really firm glimpse of the surrounding skyline, or lack therof.

    I'm also...being a yank...enjoying reading the posts of the Blighty-folk who know the real area this is based in. It's color I can taste, so thanks to all of you, as well as Writer and Artist for Writing and Arting.