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    kirk continues to rock!
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      CommentAuthorJon Wake
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2008
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    No, you haven't.

    I'm thinking in 144-page blocks, roughly.


    Goddamn. When you do long form, you don't fuck around, do you?
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    When you do long form, you don't fuck around, do you?

    The fact that the episodes are starting with three zeros in front of them tells us something about how long this might run.
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    Love the punch. The way it is drawn and the fact Kirk delivered that rather than a mindfuck. Good stuff. I've used the 'rearrange' comment plenty of times myself - more UK than US?

    The fact that the episodes are starting with three zeros in front of them tells us something about how long this might run.
    I only picked up on that with episode two - damn there's going to be a lot of good Fridays coming!
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    @Synthsapien

    Haha, yeah, the 'rearrange this sentence' line cracked me up when I heard it, but for different reasons from most it seems. I guess you're right, it must be a UK thing, but we used it a lot when we were younger. It gives a hint of childishness to Kirk's retorts here.
    • CommentAuthoryo-yo
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2008
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    Great storytelling, wonderful art. Brilliant nut-stomp. How is Luke not vomiting all over the place? I guess that's the freak part. Are we gonna get to see the angel part? (Is that an "Insert joke here" kinda comment?
    Loving the story, and can't wait for Chapter 10.
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2008
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    I guess you're right, it must be a UK thing, but we used it a lot when we were younger.
    Nah, we said it a fair bit when I was a kid. It was one of those clever schoolyard retorts that came off grammar homework, like "fill in the blank: Go to ___."
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2008
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    It was one of those clever schoolyard retorts that came off grammar homework, like "fill in the blank: Go to ___."


    That's funny, my schoolyard retorts mostly consisted of variations on "Ow ow ow, please stop", "I'm telling" and "Please don't, I'm afraid of heights"...
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeApr 12th 2008
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    Are we to perceive Luke as a lesser version of Mark? Or that he would be if he could stop wanking?
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    According to my gut and the last panel of this week's episode, I'm going to like Luke less end of next week...
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      CommentAuthorTaliesin
    • CommentTimeApr 13th 2008
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    Oh man, I really should just start posting my thoughts on here more often, but so many others have such great reactions which echo my own - only, as a precognitive echo, laid out for everyone before I can voice them myself...
    ...
    So yeah. I am absolutely HOOKED on this, and as a note to others: it's harder trying to wait for a little over two weeks even if gigs prevent access to the internet, as I thought 'OH hey, maybe it'll be better waiting and reading TWO episodes at once instead of waiting!'

    No, no it's not, not really, because now the ONLY REASON WHY I won't be reading this on Friday is because I'll be down at NEW YORK COMICCON.
    Finally get the money and time to go, and Warren Ellis won't even BE there this year! Agh, and right when my wife has created an outfit to model/cosplay down there that he'd rightly like to see.

    I can't wait. I should buy a cell-phone with net access just for FreakAngels Fridays. Many kudos to the brilliant writing and the amazing art!
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    No, no it's not, not really, because now the ONLY REASON WHY I won't be reading this on Friday is because I'll be down at NEW YORK COMICCON. Finally get the money and time to go, and Warren Ellis won't even BE there this year!

    I have in fact NEVER been there.
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      CommentAuthorTaliesin
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2008
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    I have in fact NEVER been there.

    Aww, really? That's a bummer. I thought I'd seen in a Bad Signal a real long time ago where you mentioned that you weren't going to be at either SanDiego ComicCon or NYCC, but it's just SDCC which you've been to before it seems. Both of which we're lucky enough to go to this year, but, all the more reason to go again to SDCC next year if you're able to make it next time! Cheers on the amazing writing both weekly of FreakAngels and monthly and...well, really, I'm endlessly impressed by how you're able to write everything you do in such quick time with such brilliant work!
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    I won't be at SDCC for a good few years. Once every ten years seems to be quite enough. If I could actually afford to go on my own, and take things at my own pace, I'd consider it. Going under the auspices of a publisher and doing the signing and PA thing is just fucking exhausting, and eats up the time you need to actually find people you know.
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      CommentAuthorWil
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2008
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    Is it just me, or are the shadows in every episode long, like the sun is just starting to climb up the sky in the morning?

    If that's what I think it is, it's pretty a goddamn cool detail.
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    I was struck while walking to work yesterday (and looking up at the buildings off The Strand being hit by the early sunlight) just how beautifully Paul draws London - certainly it's something about the lighting, which is always gorgeous, but also the architecture that gets depicted most often - seems to be those elegant older buildings that look tough enough to survive an apocalypse mostly intact. Nice.
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    @Wil

    Hee! I'm glad someone noticed! As the day progresses I'll be changing the lighting, to give a vague idea of time of day. Thanks :)
    Btw, something's been nagging me about your avatar. Every time I look at it I get the feeling I know where it's from... except I don't :/
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      CommentAuthorWil
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2008
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    @ Paul Duffield: Awesome! I'm glad it wasn't me just imagining things.

    My avatar is just an icon I made a few years ago at some now-forgotten Japanese website where you could make your own IM avatars. It's a pretty accurate representation (in the particular style the website used) of how I looked when I created it. I use it on a few other boards, including Twitter, so maybe you've seen it there?
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      CommentAuthorWaxPoetic
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2008
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    @ Paul Duffield:
    Once I stopped being distracted by the splintered wood, I went back and noticed the sky again and the bit of blue, and well, how did you make it? I apologize if this has been asked before, but I didn't notice it on this episode's thread.
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    Not a very glamorous answer, but I have a shiny digital camera that I take textural photos with (they're then tweaked or sometimes painted over and layered over other textures during the colouring) I think that particular sky is actually from Malaysia :)