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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008 edited
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    Happy Friday, Whitechapel. And we're back to the story.

    And, with so many folks liking the smaller, sidebar-friendly Aetheric Mechanics Widget, now we've got a mini Freakangels RSS window in addition to the larger version. You'll wanna keep an eye on this one -- one of the nice bits about Sprout is that as pages are added to the widget, they automagically update across the network...
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      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
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    More aspects of how things function revealed. Good stuff.
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    The steam cart is a amuing steampunk plus.
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    This episode was just drowning in cuteness, tempered by the harsher reality of a society who appears to be on the brink of running out of raw materials.

    Thanks for the new toys, Ariana.
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      CommentAuthorPyD
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
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    I liked this - almost a wee interlude in and of itself to the plot proper just fleshing out the environment and introducing more of the cast and the world.

    It feels like everything up to now has been the big scene setter and we've just reached the big jumping off point with that last panel addressed directly to us.
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      CommentAuthorhalcyonday
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
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    I'm really enjoying the dynamics between the various 'angels - although, I am curious to know what Carolyn goes by to everyone else.

    It will certainly be interesting to see how the resources go.
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      CommentAuthorMalsain
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
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    I am all about the watercoloury grainy textures this week :)
    • CommentAuthorHawksmoor
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
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    Intriguing, as is the usual with this story.

    Society's woes are starting to show themselves.

    It'll be interesting to see where the story goes from here.

    Carolyn's an interesting new character.

    By the way, is it just me, or does Carolyn look sort of ethnic?

    I mean, moreso than the others?

    If that is indeed so, I gotta say, I can't express my happiness in knowing that we've got a dark FreakAngel running around.

    Hawksmoor...From The Bleed.
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      CommentAuthorLBA
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
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    thanks for making friday morning great.

    I love the idea of the millenium dome as a solar still, I think they'd be able to use a lot of the left over infrastructure for their new society.

    Also, it seems that the people depend on the FREAKANGELS for almost everything, I'd think that they would at some point have to have the people start doing a lot of stuff on their own. There has to be some engineer, scientist, agronomist, etc inclined people out there that could lend a hand.
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      CommentAuthorEithin
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
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    This really does just keep getting better. The vision of the Dome like that is amazing.
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    mr. ellis delivers one of the better comments on current day's excess with:

    CAROLYN: WE’RE SUCCEEDING OURSELVES TO DEATH, REALLY.

    this is exactly what drew me to not only freakangels but into warren's writtings for some time. also, a shout out to paul, once again you have given the future a 'tent' of humanty with your excelent work.
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    @ Hawksmoor -

    No, it's not just you. I think it's safe to assume, what with Carolyn's fuller facial features, and having her hair in Bantu knots, that yes, she's "ethnic" - or more directly, of African descent.

    What I'm wondering is why oh why, in the midst of my feeling the hair woes, and right before the terrible heat of summer, there's got to be an awesome wacky-mad, confusey-brained, and easily excitable character with a bald head. Every chapter I read, now, is tempting fate. Arkady is a siren of the bald, calling me to her clean land of hairlessness.
    • CommentAuthorHawksmoor
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
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    RachaelNoel...thanks for assisting my eyes and perceptions. I'm supposed to wear glasses, you see, but I haven't worn them the way I should wear them for years. This, as you might have guessed, has really fucked my eyesight up. Well, not too badly, but badly enough so that it's possible for me to not be sure about some things I see.

    LOL.

    So, Carolyn IS of African descent.

    See? I love that thought. I've been wondering for weeks now whether we'd see any characters of other ethnicities in Mr. Ellis's current Next Great Masterpiece.

    You see, there's no profile picture (because I actually haven't figured out how to put one here, lol), I'm a black man...of African descent. I noticed the full lips and the twisted hair. Maybe I noticed a few other things.

    Then again, I aint all that surprised. Warren's well known for doing something that not a whole lotta comic writers are all that well known for doing...he's a fan of telling these wonderful and weird stories of his through the perceptions of a myriad of characters. Race just doesn't seem to matter to him.

    To Mr. Ellis, I think that the days of whitebread Science Fiction and Fantasy have been over for a very long time. I think he thinks that they should've never existed at all.

    Another thing...it's frikin AWESOME to think that the FreakAngel clan is this multilayered, multicultural thing with absolutely no boundaries when it comes to strange abilities or points of view.

    Or race.

    Bravo, Warren.

    Hawksmoor...From The Bleed.
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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
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    very cool episode. a useful millennium dome, who'd a thunk it?
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      CommentAuthorm1k3y
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
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    awesome first panel. love the way the world is being fleshed out. yay for the return of Connor!
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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
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    freakangels friday

    so i cobbled together some thoughts from a head needing caffeine jumpstart
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    @ Hawksmoor -

    I didn't mean to sound so snarky there. I just.... I find the term "ethnic" to be a nonsence word reinforced by the egg-shell walking of political correctness. It doesn't actually MEAN anything in the context is most often used. Everyone is "ethnic".

    Meant no offense.

    And besides, christ if I know for sure what her background is. I'm just following what seems like the likely conclusion.
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      CommentAuthorEgon
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
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    Big ups to Warren and Paul.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
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    Too much of the wrong kind of water? Interesting world. Carolyn seems a welcome addition to the cast.
    • CommentAuthorcjtremlett
    • CommentTimeMay 16th 2008
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    First page: Yay, another Freakangel! I love meeting them slowly. The anticipation makes it more fun. I sort of feel sorry for people who haven't been reading from the start, and especially those who won't read it 'til it's out in TPB. They'll just get so much in one quick shot.

    I love the juxtaposition of the dome with Carolyn's hair. Nifty visual!

    Like at least one other person mentioned, I'm wondering what other people call Carolyn, if Arkady's the only one who uses that name. I love their relationship, and the creepy way Arkady notes that Luke is keeping out of trouble.

    I want to see Lambeth boy again, if only to make KK squirm.

    Love the water cart and Arkady with the bell, and the comments about Carolyn's engineering and KK's work with steam, and the line about succeeding themselves to death. At times this world feels like a post-apocalyptic utopia, and I think the people there (the non-Freakangels more than the Freakangels, I think) like that image, but it's a very fragile concept.

    Looks like Connor at least knows about Arkady's ability to get around.

    I love how Ellis and Duffield manage to make this story both beautiful and creepy.