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  1.  (2415.41)
    Another great episode, and I'm starting to take it for granted that Freakangels will be one of the best things I read every week. I love the lazy pace of this first storyline, and that maybe four hours max have passed since page 1, episode 1. The relaxed tempo has helped build a world and characters I feel comfortable with in a way that the slam-bang, "make every sentence count because we've only got 28 pages and need to fit in a big action sequence" comics can't manage. The monthly page count is roughly the same but the time pressure is gone, and that's letting a much more natural tempo guide the story. At least this first one.

    May wasn't bad, wasn't great. I came out ahead on the money department while concluding that I'm going to die single, but not without friends. I gritted my teeth and bought a plane ticket for a July excursion, and my ass is still sore from the experience. I didn't write enough but am pretty happy with the little I produced. So, basically, May was a weird balancing act.
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    @mescaline
    Haha! Awesome :D :D Is that something to do with Second Life? I'm not sure what Stygian is.
    At that hight, I don't think stabilising cables need to be too tight. In fact, if they were taught I think they'd be exerting too much force on the tower, pulling it downward from all sides and putting extra stress on the materials... but then I'm really no engineer XD
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    freakangels is becoming a part of my friday that is just as important as .....waking up. it is as good a reason to 'be' as there is right now. another outstanding issue from both the storyline aspect and visually. thank you both as always.
    • CommentAuthorbuzzorhowl
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2008
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    @photomagex: You said, "I feel sorry for Jack but think of the fun he could have if he were able to pocket his feelings."

    I'm extrapolating based on personal feelings here, and Warren may obviously prove me wrong in future, but my guess is that Sirkka wouldn't love Jack like she does if he were able to pocket his feelings and plunge into her world of hedonistic orgies. My guess is that a lot of what she loves about him has to do with the different worldview he offers her. Like I said, I could be wrong, it's just a feeling I've got.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2008
     (2415.45)
    Paul's moody skylines feel so sad, in a wonderful sort of way. Jack's occupation as a lonely sunken treasure hunter is wonderfully romantic, and further evidence that Warren has built a world that actually works. I've said this before, but FA's is still the boost that powers me through Friday afternoon.

    May's been pretty damn interesting, all told, and a few plans are forming to keep the interest levels high throughout the year. Provided I don't think too hard about the icy hand of old man overdraft that currently lays heavy on my shoulder...
    • CommentAuthor110rdr33f4
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2008
     (2415.46)
    </@photomagex: You said, "I feel sorry for Jack but think of the fun he could have if he were able to pocket his feelings."

    buzzorhowl: I'm extrapolating based on personal feelings here, and Warren may obviously prove me wrong in future, but my guess is that Sirkka wouldn't love Jack like she does if he were able to pocket his feelings and plunge into her world of hedonistic orgies. My guess is that a lot of what she loves about him has to do with the different worldview he offers her. Like I said, I could be wrong, it's just a feeling I've got.>

    Yes, I was wondering how long it would take for someone to suggest that there's something wrong with Jack because he won't play by Sirkka's rules. If he were able to pocket his feelings he would not be Jack. I think I'm on the verge of a PTSD attack...
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      CommentAuthorphotomagex
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2008
     (2415.47)
    buzzorhowl: "My guess is that a lot of what she loves about him has to do with the different worldview he offers her." is probably correct.

    I have been in a similar type of relationship before and wished that I could "pocket my feelings" but of course was unable to. (queue violins) I think my comment reflects upon my own experiences and how things "could have been". Is there a couch in here I can lie down on?
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      CommentAuthorMescaline
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2008
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    @ Warren

    Sure did! its in the north of Stygian, There's a ladder script so climb away, I opted for the Firemans pole for decent, although sometimes I basejump XD I'm Mescaline Tammas in world, hope to see you there! That goes for everyone else too!

    @Paul
    Fort Stygian is one of the Wasteland Sims in Second Life (the metaverse). Your avatar must be a week old to visit the Wastelands.
    I ran out of prims (the basic primitive 3d shapes of sl, limited to 10 metres) so couldn't make any stabalising ropes X( but got to 50 metres with 260 prims.

    Not hoses? Seems like I went off on my own MacGuffin

    Ahh well, thanks both for making Fridays great XD

    Mesc
    • CommentAuthor110rdr33f4
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2008 edited
     (2415.49)
    photomagex, there's still some room over here on this one... I see now that you are one of us, the 'unpocketables'...

    P.S. And she wears purple! Two kinds of women in this world... those who prefer pink, and those who prefer purple. The 'purples' are the hot ones! My second purple lady was a sensible Aries girl who knew how love was supposed to be. Married sixteen years now.
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    This weeks ep. felt longer somehow. Great addition as always, with more character points revealed. Jack seems like a good guy - so far.

    Great work on the tower in Fort Stygian Mescalin (had to take a look before posting). Now let's see KK's airship, eh? ;)

    May happened? Bollocks. CV going out to some London agencies next week, so hopefully June will be more giving than May was...
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      CommentAuthorLucifal
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2008 edited
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    A a bit of poignancy there. I wonder how many people can sympathise with Jack.
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      CommentAuthorzoem
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2008
     (2415.52)

    This weeks ep. felt longer somehow. Great addition as always, with more character points revealed. Jack seems like a good guy - so far.


    Synthsapien: I felt just the opposite. I wanted just one more page. Just one more, really...

    Oops, there goes that addictive personality again...
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      CommentAuthorCaz_Nova
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2008
     (2415.53)
    That one stung a bit. I know that feeling only too well.

    May was gradutation. BA in Philosophy means I have a $25,000 receipt that signifies I can have an opinion. This month I leave the beautiful South Side of Chicago for the Desert of Sin City. Me and my Pops are gonna road trip it out there. Time to start anew.
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    Having been a graduate for a couple years now (I was in for a couple more than was probably best, so it took a while to notice, but no need to undermine the present with regrets, right?) it's always an imploding kind of warmth to see other graduates toss their hats...sort of like a love that's mutual but can't be shared, right?

    Amazing how hard it can be to tell the difference between laziness and trying too hard, right?
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      CommentAuthorCaz_Nova
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2008
     (2415.55)
    Everything being everything, one extra year is what it took me, I changed majors once to find that thing that made me both happy and might give me some way to help people. I'm going back to school though at some point to ge my doctorate .Hopefully in cultural studies. It's what I do most of the time anyway, study things for the hidden cultural relevance, always lots of fun.