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  1.  (3834.21)
    I almost wish I hadn't read this week's yet (I'm at work). Now I really, really want to go back and re-read the series from the start.
    Guess that is what the weekend if for.

    Another excellent job gentlemen.

    Week's been mostly good, the only complaint was having to speak to some one at work who has become completely unaware of how poorly they are actually doing their job.
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    @diello,
    Nono, the living dead thing is working out well for me. I've torn off my left hand and animated it with undead essence... I'm now training it to colour while I draw.
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2008
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    @Paul,
    In that case, 12 pages a week (just kidding, you deserve to relax, plus, I imagine rigor mortis is slowing you down, so even if you do have the help of a reanimated left hand, it'd take you the same amount of time). You should also train your lower half to use the toilet without the rest of you (if that need even arises in a zombie anymore).
    • CommentAuthorredex
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2008
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    Loved waking up to this in the first day of my Thanksgiving long weekend. Sure, I have two papers to write and a midterm to study for, but who the hell cares about that, eh? I love me some tasteful flashbacks, although as @diello said (back on the first page), it took me a mo to figure it out. But once you do figure out that this cool, collected, and haired gal is Arkady you have to wonder what happened... Anticipation!
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      CommentAuthorArkady
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2008
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    Today's episode has thoroughly made my day. :-)
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2008
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    na na na na na na na na FREAK CAVE

    Totally not what I was expecting. I guess? Is washed-out blue going to be "flashback color"? Or is it because it's cold and rainy?

    I like Arkady with hair because it makes the rest of her features stand out more. Sure, she's fun when she's kooky and bald, but I think a "with-it" 'Kady is alright, too. No real preference, I guess.

    This week... well, I have my 3D Modeling final presentation today, and after this week I have one class a day for the rest of the semester (excepting Wednesday, when I have my Intro to Multimedia (and boy do I mean INTRO) class.) So I should have time to "get stuff done." Like pack, since we're up and moving to Indiana. As I've mentioned.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2008
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    @Paul
    Your disembodied left hand is coloring your work? Man, you gotta film that and put it on YouTube. I'm sure that would break the internet.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2008
     (3834.28)
    Oh, it's a flashback. *facepalm*. Makes more sense now, hehe.

    This doesn't appear to be my week when it comes to actually using my brain. I've taken this afternoon off work cause I spent the morning staring at some code and it may as well have been in Swahili for all the sense I could make out of it.

    Post-project burnout merged with the stress of moving house in a couple of weeks.

    I need a beer.
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      CommentAuthorthom_wong
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2008
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    Lovely.
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    *blown away*

    This episode was AMAZING. I now actually like luke, as i agree with him in this one- it also makes his current douchebaggery that much more interesting. I just generally like that hair better, kaz' and kady's- but i really have to prefer the with-it arkady. the brain-like-a-pretzel kady is cute, but this one... she seems very crazy-in-a-dangerous-way-cause-i-said-so. like she chooses to be. i couldnt figure out who it was until someone said her name.
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    Hmmmm...foreshadowing a possible telekentic bomb that with combined efforts (especially Arkady, we all know she's gonna end up as the Neo of the whole shebang [although, as we all know also, our beloved Uncle Warren is quite capable of throwing a curveball]), could possibly be as powerful as a nuclear weapon. Which may lead us to believe that the Freakangels could be responsible (of, course) for the end of the world as we know it.
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    I thought that the fact that they were responsible was the whole point?
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    I have to agree with Michael Furious, Jack is now solidly my favorite as well. I had a feeling he would be, but this just confirmed it.

    It's wonderful to have a glimpse into the past and to see how Arkady used to be. I liked the opening frames, transitioning from current Arkady to previous Arkady. Paul, the crate explosion, so lovely, thank you.

    If we get further flashbacks any time soon, it will be interesting to see KK and the others who weren't in this scene. Also, curiosity about the hiding from the police.... ?

    FreakAngels is my favorite Warren Ellis project.
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    "could possibly be as powerful as a nuclear weapon."

    Much more so, I'd say.

    I am hallucinating or hasn't there been an implication that whatever they did has even affected time itself?

    But, uh, yeah...we've always known the end of the world was their doing.
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      CommentAuthorkeighter
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2008
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    Wonderful again. Really excited for next week!
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    oh yeah! flashback time! now we're talking!

    arkady uses her enhanced post-OD freak-package powers to peer "further... wider..." into the past. we all know she's hell bent on "fixing" things. I'm certain she feels the most responsible now that we've seen her relive the moment when she introduces the thought of combining their powers. hopefully, we'll have at least a few more weeks of flashback before the FreakCave scene, leaving us less to deduce from present-converstation and hopefully opening it up for more resolution.

    I must say, I never expected a flashback, didn't see it coming, but now that it's here, I'll take as much as you guys'll give.


    also, my week:
    included a pleasent Warren Ellis surprise. the same friend who pointed me toward Doktor Sleepless and grinding.be back in July (recently returned from an extended trip to South America) recommended transmetropolitan, which I'm now devouring. since tuesday, I've read the first 7 issues. Loving it. so, Doktor Sleepless, Freakangels, Astonishing X-Men, and now Transmetropolitan. this officially elevates the esteemed Mr. Ellis to the position of my currently self-overexposed writer. I've gone through similar cycles with Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Kurt Vonnegut, Philip K. Dick, and Robert Anton Wilson, though this is by far the most currently prolific writer of the bunch. (dropped off of actively following Morrison after the Filth, though not for any deliberate reason) ... anyway.... the point is, my week was top-notch, thumbs-up, due in no small part to the influence of one Mr. Spider Jerusalem. (also, LIGHTBULB! "tattoo on thewaltonsare's back is NOT King Mob... glad I didn't insert foot in mouth earlier." <-- everything will be revealed, in time.)
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      CommentAuthorWaxPoetic
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2008
     (3834.37)
    so glad you guys are more with it than i am today. totally missed the flashback thing. i'd really like to say that it's because i was at work and reading quickly on a screen that doesn't show me as much as i want when i want, but that would be a lie. i was being lazy. and cranky. and offended. and freakangels made me happy for a few minutes.

    seriously love 'kady's eyes. spend most of the morning wondering how to pronounce her name as my co-worker reads this and we talk, you know? found a book on the pronunciation of 10,000 proper names. didn't look her up. figured she might not be there. i really oughta look when i'm at the library next.

    got the apartment i want. moving in 2 weeks. away from the bedroom of raining water and carpenter ants. got to hear a friend slam a poem about a clown killed by mimes and someone bought my drinks at the bar last night (don't know exactly who, though). it is the simple things that work to put the disrespect, government and passive-aggressive bullshit in some use-able perspective. or, at least, that distract me long enough to breathe properly.

    good friday to you, whitechapel.
    • CommentAuthorLA_Gomez
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2008
     (3834.38)
    OK, I'm a moron. I had to reread the episode three times to realize it was a flashback.

    Now it has me wondering what else I've missed.

    DAMN YOU WARREN ELLIS! (I have to blame somebody)
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2008
     (3834.39)
    In full agreement that the lightning effect is not only beautiful, but it's a very good visual device. This page is telling us that the storm is almost here (i.e., Arkady is about to knock something loose in her head).

    I'm kinda curious what's up with the military-style uniforms.

    "Smoking doesn't make you older" is such a younger-brotherly thing to say, too.
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    Every week I get more curious about their origins. And every week I think the answer is going to be very, very unpleasant. Beauifully drawn and the writing had that crackle (heh) to it. They're about to do something, really wonderful and really stupid.