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  1.  (2497.41)
    Beautiful. Always, always beautiful.
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    Geez, I'm gonna worry about Jack all week!

    I also like the use of silent panels, it gets you to invest even more in the story...
    • CommentAuthorBooalready
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2008 edited
    Each week I look forward to it more. There are so many story threads to explore and I am glad after reading comments here and there that it'll be long enough to explore them all.

    It's nice to see the k-kids limitations but I admit I am eager to see them kick ass of some kind. Arkaday's previous show was powerful and it made me wonder if the other characters are as yet still unaware of all they can do. So fun this is!
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    Jack is so stable and cool ... clearly this means he is about to get eaten by amphibian monstrosities.
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2008
    I wonder what happened to their parents. They're only 23, right? I'm 26. My mum's just an hour away and I saw a crappy movie with my dad yesterday. And do they have any brothers or sisters? Any twins in the FreakAngels? I want to know about their general backgrounds. And meet more characters :)
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2008
    I think the end of this episode highlighted something that seems to work well about doing a six page weekly for free on the web that wouldn't work so well in a priced, printed weekly. If that mysterious sailboat had turned up in 2000AD, there'd have had to have been at least one of the following:

    A partial reveal of the crew, looking sinister;

    Some captioned dialogue from the boat, saying something like 'soon, me hearties, soon' .. or 'right into our trap';

    The boat closing right in on an unwary Jack, the hideous cannibal mutant crew leaping into combat.

    But here, all that was needed was a nicely moody and understated final frame, pregnant with possibility for next week. I like.

    On FREAKANGELS, the behind-the-scenes stays behind the scenes, I'm afraid.

    Damn, and I was so hoping for some kind of 'At Home With Freakangels' style video where you'd pretend to be surprised by the camera as you were working at your desk.
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2008
    I'm thinking the pirates all have tinfoil hats.
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    The art on the last page is lovely. Nice cliff hanger...
  5.  (2497.49)
    I was going to mention, its interesting that they all came from the same village.
    Its just that so far I've had the impression that they came from relativly different backgrounds. I just thought that seeing as they were so different, I wouldn't have thought they all grew up in the same place, that they had a chance to grow and mature into independants, rather than in the same place. I'd have imagined that if they did all come from the same town, they would have learnt to stick together from very early on, and I wouldn't have thought that that would have afforded much oppertunity for growing as individuals.

    Oh yeah, and the power station does look georgous.
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    I wouldn't have thought that that would have afforded much oppertunity for growing as individuals.

    But then that closeness and mental intimacy may be what encouraged them to differentiate themselves from one another as much as they could. Also their social upbringing could have differed wildly - some with upper class parents and schools, some with working class, etc. They may also have spent a few years apart when older doing different things. And lets not forget the influence of the gene pool...
    • CommentTimeJun 8th 2008
    Okay okay okay, characterization is important, as much as plot is. If we tend to like a character because the writer sends little subliminal messages about them, that's fine. That's part of the thrill, that's part of the entertainment. Yey.
    But couldn't we focus too on what characters stand for? What are they? What do they represent? Youth of today? The side-effect of being a otaku nerd in an virtual world? The will to self and trip in the light fantastic? See what I mean? What mesmerizes me as we read further is: where are we going? What, apart from another excellent story, is Warren telling us this time? What shall we ponder about after the last panel? Please tell what you think.

    @ buddharhubarbbutter: Thanks for thanking me. I guess you can imagine how I felt when I was a teenager and spotted the powerhouse for the first time not knowing it actually existed. I felt like a hobbit if you know what I mean. Or maybe you don't. Whatever. Thank you anyway buddharhubarbbutter. (I wonder what buddha rhubarb butter tastes like)
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2008
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    <blockquote>(I wonder what buddha rhubarb butter tastes like)</blockquote>Aha! This is an old Soul Coughing song which Doughty says is about sex. The lyrics suggest however that this could taste like bacon:<blockquote><i>As for my single self I had as lief not be as live to be in awe of such a thing as I myself.

    As for my own concern I had as think to think as keep on thinking not so hard as for the brain to burn.

    buddha rhubarb butter buddha rhubarb
    buddha rhubarb butter, butter butter butter

    And at the salad bar a man he stares into the croutons hypnotized by powers of the Bac-O-Bits.

    And I expose myself to stimuli unfit for people outside the controls of an experiment.

    buddha rhubarb butter buddha rhubarb
    buddha rhubarb butter, butter butter butter</i></blockquote>
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2008
    Thank you so much, although I should feel sorry for my ignorance. I appreciate your uploading a few lines. Cheers :)
    • CommentTimeJun 9th 2008
    I love Paul's long environmental shots at the end, they give such a lonely feeling. The very last panel is brilliant and very powerful. As always nice work guys, and thanks.
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2008
    The rusty/oilsmear camo of the boat and sail says so much :)