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    • CommentAuthorLA_Gomez
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008 edited
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    Nice episode.

    As an American I have to say "Double Gulp"

    And as far as plans for tonight, does taking a six pack of Pepsi to the office party count as plans?

    I will let White Chapel decide.
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    I love the omimous feeling I get from this episode.

    I don't know why, but I keep thinking that the little chav girl is going to get eaten by the Freakangels. "'To Serve Man' is a cookbook!"

    I love the the character summaries on crumpled paper. Beautiful art as always from Mr. Duffield.
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    Nice episode, the idea of silent radios is pretty chilling, as was the comment about Americans.

    Quiet night tonight, kiddies have devil masks and witches hats and will probably squeal and cackle lots, but I'm staying in with Partner and chilling out.
    • CommentAuthorcjtremlett
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     (4032.24)
    Radio Free Nutter makes me happy.

    Tonight, I'm wearing a long velvet robe with spiders stuck all over it handing out candy to little kids. We have several skulls on the porch. If they or me as spider queen scare away the kids, all the more candy for me! Mwa hahahaha!

    Then I'm waiting for midnight to start Nano.

    We had our massively nutty Halloween party last week, where a guy in drag had the best legs in the room, won sexiest female (and he'd won sexiest male the year before!) and broke lots of people's brains. Or maybe that was the cider & schnaaps. Or the hard cider. Or the rum. Or lovely honey stuff (not mead) the guy who was dressed as static cling (with other people's underwear stuck on him) was passing around. Or perhaps the couple who went as a hentai monster and its schoolgirl. Probably a combination of all of the above.
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    the big questions is, who's going to the the smart entrepreneur who registers http://www.radiofreenutter.com/ first?
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     (4032.26)
    A few things I noticed:

    "WHITECHAPEL WASN’T ALWAYS THIS QUIET. IT SHOCKED HER MORE THAN IT DID US, FOR SOME REASON." I have a feeling Kait's going to be the Rorschach of the group.

    "HEH. YEAH, WELL. IT’S NOT LIKE YOU’LL EVER MEET ONE, I SUPPOSE." Yep, another American going "gulp" at that one. Granted, I'm in Arizona, so if it's a flood like in England, we'd actually be better off.

    Yes, I also loved "Radio Free Nutter." If only radio could be that entertaining.
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    you gotta watch out for those mutant water squirrels...
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     (4032.28)
    I don't think the American comments are the fact that there IS no America, just that the likelihood of ever seeing someone from a quarter of the world away when there's be a giant ecological disaster is pretty low. I mean, I'm perfectly capable of flying to London and visiting the urchins in the street, but my odds of going there any time soon (or ever) are pretty slim right now. And it's not because there are no more airplanes.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     (4032.29)
    "gulp" ? When Warren says the world ended, I assume he means it. With all the water I was guessing something like melting all the ice caps as rapidly as 12 Freakangels working in concert could manage. That would obliterate a lot of the world, not just the UK and America. I'm still more curious about what actually created the Freakangels myself. And how Whitechapel came to be spared(ish).

    Have I ever mentioned how Freakangels is lovely button on my Friday? Thank you.

    Today I'm trying to be responsible but failing mightily. My camera is broken so no pictures. I can't decide if I should dress up for the whole day or just the evening. I'm trying to get animated to go to the Fashion Institute of Technology's goth exhibit. There's a costume parade I'd love to see but I'm feeling wussy about the cold. And there's a (pricey) ball I could attend later tonight.

    All of this is working against my interesting in going back to bed.
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      CommentAuthorGekko
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008 edited
     (4032.30)
    Yeah, just like rickiep00h, I don't think the American inuendo means America has disappeared (well if it does I apologize for laughing) I think it means that our heroes have been cut from everything for ages, that's all.
    Yet, with Warren, everything in unpredictable, and I do mean everything.
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      CommentAuthorEcksearoh
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     (4032.31)
    Warren's interview with CBR on the FreakAngels trade contains some spoilers.
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      CommentAuthorSpiraltwist
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008 edited
     (4032.32)
    Still feeling icky, but I've determined that it's sinus and not the cold or the flu, which makes me happy. A few more days of crap and it should be all over. Odds are whatever it was, it was in the cold front that blew in and killed my garden.

    I have an outfit - might put it on and take a picture for the hell of it, but we aren't going anywhere. :(

    I don't think Americans are dead, either - just too far away at this point.

    @[n]JIN - thank you for the warning. I'd rather let the story unfold and not have it spoiled (I would have started reading that article later).
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    Who in thier right mind would stop fighting for thier lives where they are now and decide to go on a nice little trip across a huge ocen to see how Englands doing? Not us selfish Americans, I can tell you that. I mean, England is really seperate from the rest of the world as an island anyway, the waters have risen and there is no end between where once was land and what ws once ocen. Without fossil fuels, how are you going to cross an ocean? Row? And what supplies will you be able to take with to help you surive? they don't exactly make ships like they used to anymore, not wooden alleys that are made for month long trips.

    Understandable that no one is crossing over. But slent radios is creepy. Even now, when there are so many other kinds of communiaction, ham opertators are constantly broadcasting.

    What I really want to know is exactly how the Angels managed to end the world as we know it.

    But that's just me.
    • CommentAuthormith
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
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    If Connor is questioning (in episode 22) about the South Cross camp having enough petrol to come to Whitechapel, I'm thinking the Americans have better things to do with their fuel than a quick jaunt to London.
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     (4032.35)
    I think people are less gulping because of lack of communication and such, but more assuming that it means there's something worse--like the entire continent is underwater or something like that.
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008 edited
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    Man, its Friday, isn't it? Not even the paycheck really registered that.

    Practically living at work here this week, was called in for a couple extra shifts on my weekend, did a couple extra hours at the end of my shifts beyond that, and a couple more tonight so the overnight guy can get his Halloween partying on before coming in, and I'm back in again tomorrow to end my week, which, with a 4x10 shift schedule, is quite a bit of extra time.

    Didn't even get a chance to pick up last week's comics yet, let alone this week's, will be coming out of Big Brain with quite the stack on Sunday. And, in exchange for such sacrifice to the work gods, I shall finally be buying a new toy that I've had my eye on for a while.
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      CommentAuthorvickvega
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
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    Love this comic. I cant wait to get this in hardcover next week. The artwork and story makes this feel very real.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
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    That's a secret hideout with bells on! And a few more hints about the end of the world too.

    This week I have been mostly having a baby, or at least my wife has. I have been mostly waiting, walking to and from the hospital, and trying not to look at blood being mopped up. I present Joe:

    close up

    He is named after Britain's greatest comic character, old stoney face himself, and also the Strummer, but not the plumber.
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    @Kradlum

    Congrats!
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     (4032.40)
    This week I have been mostly having a baby, or at least my wife has. I have been mostly waiting, walking to and from the hospital, and trying not to look at blood being mopped up. I present Joe:
    Nice to meet you, Joe. Have your daddy put you in a sling and come take a look at Whitechapel with him once you're rested.

    He's lovely, Julian. Best to the three of you.