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    • CommentAuthorfrexels
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
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    I really hope this is her teleporting, but Arkaday goes from next to Connor and Luke on the middle left of the group to the far right of the group next to Kirk (just her bomber jacket and ponytail) to the far right next to Miki/Kait/Connor on pages 3,4 and 5 on Episode 77. Well, left/right if viewed from the back.
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    I'm not seeing that one.
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    @frexels & warrenellis: Page 3 I assume is her moving up through the group, but yes: on Page 4 Arkady's standing next to Kirk at one side of the group, and on Page 5 panel 3 she's all the way over at the other side standing next to Connor. Nobody else has moved more than a step. (Given what's going on, I'd take this as being the first time she teleported and nobody noticed - including her.)
    • CommentAuthorfrexels
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
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    @Don: Yup, that. I said right twice when I meant right then left. She's on the right side of the page both times, but the view switched from front to back, so she should have been on the right then the left from pages 4-5.

    It might be kind of big, considering she's a character that can actually teleport, but I wouldn't have noticed it if I wasn't drooling over the art for this chapter. Everybody's body language is so perfect.
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    This may well come under the heading of artistic license but I found it a bit jarring that the exterior of the collapsing warehouse (http://www.freakangels.com/?p=227) has a brick texture, but the inside is clearly reinforced concrete. It's particularly obvious on the big chunk falling in front of the jeep on the left. It looks like the place was built out of concrete, and then someone painted bricks on it.

    If I'm being a pedantic douche, please ignore :)
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
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    Insufficient detail on the bricks could be debated, I guess, but it's entirely plausible that the building could be made from both.
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      CommentAuthortim12s
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2009
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    Re: Bricks & Concrete -

    Some buildings are src (steel reinforced concrete) beams and columns with brick/ cinder/breeze block walls. Sometimes cinderblock & brick. I could go on...
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    Brick fascias are hardly unknown.
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    @Purple Wyrm
    Just a hiccup caused by the colouring techniques used on FA. I'm gonna go with Warren and say it's just decoration (but the real reason has something to do with drawing thousands and thousands of little bricks and finite time).

    @frexels
    You picked up a genuine problem there. Don Hillard described it properly. That's what comes from drawing pages out of order ><
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    @Paul - Fair enough. Decoration it is! :)
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    In episode 78, the first panel of the first page, Connor is missing his fishnet.
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    @Silhouette
    Thanks! ^_^
    • CommentAuthorNakedCelt
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2009
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    1. Ep 22 p.4 panel 4 -- Is that that woman's left foot, or her right foot?
    2. Ep 34 p.3 panel 1 -- Wheat, OK, but where did Karl get the bananas from?
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      CommentAuthorphorgan1
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2009
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    @NakedCelt - Cool, definitely a left foot on a right leg. I once lived in apartments in a chilly climate with a banana tree thing growing in a protected courtyard. Most years it got bananas. First time I'd ever seen them grown, the bananas looked upside down and happy to see me. He couldn't feed many people from his roof top garden, he must have more gardening space. Victory gardens! Anyway, they aren't in the new volume, so probably no one cares to change them.
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    @NakedCelt
    Oh man that's an embarrasing one! I thought I'd stopped doing things like that when I was 13! XD Duly noted, but way too far back to make an edit for, the book's already out!
    The bananas are from his Garden (by purchase of a totally fucked up weather system) :) They are there if you look.
    • CommentAuthorthud
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2009
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    I've noticed a few things, like the garden and watch-tower that look impossibly rickety and less than practical for those with important things on their minds to build.
    But they both serve as symbols as well- and they are each visually important to the story.
    Sometimes, the reality of engineering is less important than striking a tone, and that certainly works in this case. We get the idea.
    Sure, KK's helicopter could fly if she used her FA power, why not?
    I haven't noticed much about the firearms, but I regard them as being elements that simply help tell the story- not too important except to show when someone's serious.
    But when the attacking river-people used a mortar to shoot at the bell house, it might be good to point out that a mortar round would never have such a low and flat trajectory, while a rocket might.
    Perhaps, I thought at that point, someone misidentified the weapon.
    This is a common error even by soldiers in war. There's never time for all the information so you just make do with the pertinent details- in this case, Explosion!-Find Cover.
    Quite authentic then.
    On explosions- by day, they tend not to be those fiery blazing things but rather dirty smudges that throw nasty metal whizzing stuff that is very bad for you.
    (Exploding rounds at night are deadly flowers of globular light. A fantasy land.)
    It's true. You find beauty when you least expect it.
    • CommentAuthorMrMonk
    • CommentTimeDec 18th 2009
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    Episode 80, Page 4

    Should we be able to see the bullet hole and blood on Mark's pants?
    It might be covered or too small to see in the frames before this, but shouldn't it be visible here?
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      CommentAuthorNickDonald
    • CommentTimeDec 27th 2009
     (3181.58)
    It seems to me (and if you're wondering if your comment is "nit-picky" or "pedantic", pay attention) that the type of feedback Paul is hoping for is, quite possibly, the type of feedback that he is responding to. If you're so caught up on accuracy in terms of fire arms, gardening, day/night explosions, concrete/brick, ricketey watch-towers, and steam powered helicopters, then it's likely you're missing out on the story. I don't just mean the plot (if you're looking at it in that much detail, you're not missing the plot). No. I mean the pace. The flow. The simple enjoyment of going along for the ride, being sucked into the ebbs and flows of a well told, entertaining story. A character's clothes or tattoos changing from one panel to the next? Things like that are jarring and interrupt that flow and are obviously errors that can be fixed- well spotted.

    However, the guns don't matter (watch any of the Warner Brothers DC animated shows - the guns are clearly guns, but simple, non-specific and who cares?). As for the gardening: I live in Perth, Western Australia - it's a fairly harsh climate but you can pretty much grow anything in your back yard, Whitechapel at the end of the world? No problem. Night time explosions during the day look much better, are easier to draw, and are a much more dynamic and colourful storytelling tool to use in a visual medium (like comics). I used to work in a warehouse that was concrete inside, brickwork outside. Rickety watch-tower and steam copter? Wait a minute, those people don't look like real people..! Stylistic choice - deal with it.

    After all of that: I haven't picked up on any mistakes in Freak Angels but (the point, at long last) I've sure as hell noticed a bucket load of mistakes in the above postings about the "mistakes" in Freak Angels. Simple rule of thumb, people: If you're going to be picky and pedantic about other peoples' work... well, spell check, that's all I'm saying.
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      CommentAuthorscs
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2010
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    In re the safety -

    As story, it worked perfectly for me. I don't know my way around handguns aside from what I see on TV (smirk), but my instant impression on viewing those panels was that the safety was being mucked with.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2010
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    Paul - the gutter - snapping in ep 83 panel two - may need some color to make it look less like a psychic boot to KK's head.