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    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008 edited
    It's Friday, here's FREAKANGELS -- and the Freakcave!

    Good morning, Whitechapel, and merry Goth Christmas. Who's got plans tonight? (and those of you that have dressing up plans, link us a picture of your sexy horrifying costume, yeah?).

    N.B. Those of you in my time zone may have noticed FREAKANGELS is an hour later than usual this morning -- UK (and much of Europe) time-changed over last weekend. DST for (most) of North America is this Sunday, so next week will be back to local normal.
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    Does putting on pyjamas and drinking wine count as plans? In the company of friends, of course!

    I still can't get over the pacing of this series, it's so deliberate and well judged, I love it.
    • CommentAuthorCassius
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
    Beginning of Friday for some, down here, it's just gone 11pm. Dammit Ellis! Move to Australia, the weather is nicer!
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
    "Sometimes I wonder if I ever really heard of Americans, loik" hahahaha, that cracked me up, cheers.
    Paul, as usual, I am stunned, like totally, by your art and it's like you're having more and more inpiration.
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    This line:

    This is Radio Free Nutter, 98.2 FM, bringing you the sound of mutant water squirrels biting the end of me knob

    is a thing of beauty. The insertion of the word "water" between "mutant" and "squirrels" gives it just the right flow

    Incidentally, 98.2 FM is the frequency for Radio 1 but only for the south of England. Is this a clue that Alice might not be from Manchester after all!??!??!!

    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
    I'm keeping the rites that keep the Dead from overrunning the Daylight World (read: giving out candy).

    I'm flying up to NYC tomorrow, and getting up at fo' in the mo'nin' is not conducive to Gaelic-style revelry.
    • CommentAuthorcjstevens
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
    read it super fast this week.
    6 pages is not enough! Can't complain though, it's better than nothing.
    Lock on the inside so only Freakangels can open it, simple but genius.
    I am still trying to understand where everyone else is, why there's no radio stations, no outside aid and rescue, UN, army Gov intervention etc. I'm sure this will be explained or it already has and I am being dense.
    Long Live Freakangels!
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    This is radio free nutter…

    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
    Did the Americans not come bail us out? Or did it happen over there too? Was it worldwide? What was it anyway...

    Welp, same time next Friday then!
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
    Page 4 is simply stunning!

    Tonight I will celebrate by handing out sugar rush packets to small-fries and painting my old living a lovely shade of something called "Tuscon Sun" - beige for the rest of us.

    Happy Halloween, all!
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
    strangely got to end of page one and thought "nice"
    then thought "hey wait, got another 5 pages to go!"
    probably down to it being the real conclusion of last week.
    or something

    not sure if he'll make it by as usual.
    but regular poster kradlum has been commenting weekly on his wife's pregnancy,
    they had a baby boy last night about 10pm
    so. he has been somewhat distracted today.
    congratulations again to the family.

    for me, no plans tonight, particularly.
    likely go to nanowrimo write in tomorrow. probably.
    or might just sit in at home and write that way. we'll see.
    • CommentAuthorLordFluffy
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
    Thanks for providing a roster and some backstory without talking down to us. I really liked this one.
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    <blockquote>the sound of mutant water squirrels biting the end of me knob</blockquote>Zdarsky is a water squirrel?
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    Exquisite artwork on the bell-werks, and our first real hint at the rest of the world's status.
    • CommentAuthormith
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
    I'm just pleased that Radio Free Nutter won't be interfering with Doktor Sleepless' broadcasts on 98.3.
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
    I can't tell if the Americans were wiped out or if they're just too far away. Probably a mix of both?

    Today, I'm going to bring a venetian mask to work and wear it this time. I have a piggy costume for the dog, and will be walking him around the neighborhood around trick or treating time. After that, the husband and I may go to see Zack and Miri.
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    As an American, I'd just like to say ... "Gulp!"

    Tonight I'm manning the Halloween homestead by myself, as my family is either working late (wife and son) or having festivities at their own abode (daughter). Weather permitting, I plan to take my laptop out on the porch and hand out candy while watching some appropriate movie. This will be tricky, however, because I'm not a horror fan (too squeamish). For me, something appropriate will probably be more along the lines of intense action or supernatural fun (perhaps "Constantine," despite the criminal miscasting of Keanu). Or, I might just break out the "Ghostbusters," which I haven't seen in awhile.

    Happy Halloween to all and thanks as always to Warren, Paul and Ariana.
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
    This week's episode was amazing!
    My mobile internet was acting up so I actually had to get out of bed to read this episode, but my friday ritual isn't too terribly damaged.
    The radio free nutter bit was wonderful, and it's too bad that the fine folks in Whitechapel/rest of the world didn't have our Zombie Tools thread to read... (not that there were zombies) they would have known what ta do.

    Gonna get my face on in a bit. Pictures will be linked when I'm all scarred up!
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
    @Ghoulash Mike if you haven't seen it Monster Squad is a super appropriate Halloween movie, but it's not horror, it's the Goonies meet the Classic Universal Monsters! Really really good.
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    I'm guessing that the sugar refinery is the Tate and Lyle factory, that looks like this.

    (I think I may have mentioned it in a previous thread).

    It's a brilliant place to get inside, loads of rusting pipes and steam and big revolving screws that can (and did) tear a man's arm off. Did a 'Sweeny' style car chase through there once following one of their staff cars - great fun.

    My goal for tomorrow is to fit 'mutant water squirrels' seamlessly into a conversation.

    The Bell foundry exists and you can read a bit about it here.