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    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008 edited
    FREAKANGELS is up. I've, ah, got something in my eye. Go read it while I take care of that.

    (Damnit, Warren.)

    There, I'm fine. And holy crap, what a week. In case you missed all the excitement through underrock living -- FREAKANGELS: Volume One TPB is out. And I hear some other stuff happened in the world, too. How're we all doing?
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
    I think it is the small details I love about this series, the little touches that make it seem more belivable, Freakfriday could not have come sooner for me this week been laid up with flu me the two boys and the girlfriend and as the man of the house had to suck it up and take control, I'm surprised we are not homeless after my week as leader.
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
    Hey Ariana.

    Picked mine up at Forbidden Planet London, after repeatedly bothering two assistants because I didn't see copies on the shelves...Turns out they'd forgotten to take them out of the box...that was yesterday at lunchtime...

    Beautiful episode, a cosy scene of tenderness bookended by the threat of something else. Master of pacing, Warren.
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
    Now if it was her first taste of fresh chip shop chips since armageddon, I could get behind that....

    It's been a shitty week. Been ill, feel guilty for letting down my colleagues at work by taking sick days, and the new, amazingly friendly comic shop is getting its balls busted by the landlord. Life has been better. But it is sunny...
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
    Indysleaze it's sunny were you are, you lucky..... we had are one day summer down here on the south coast
  1.  (4099.6)
    those tears were extremely touching....
    And I second nigredo's comments on the pacing....this continues to move along amazingly well.
    Kudos all.

    I was up far too late last night and again too early this morning for work, BUT I'm having to kill a fair bit of time while my mac renders stuff out, so I've be reading some of my recently acquired missing Ellis Comics (Specifically Black Gas2 #3 and Black Summer #4). Read Black Gas 1+2 at before 7am.....wonder how that'll affect the rest of my day...
  2.  (4099.7)
    Warren, Paul, I love you guys.
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
    strawberries always look better than they taste. Or maybe its just the ones I've eaten.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
    The ones we et from the supermarket are white inside and are to watery. Organic strawberries tend to taste better. I love Alice's reaction. Not sure I like the cliffhanger though, I'm stressed enough as it is!

    Waiting for GOSH! to call when they have the special editions of Vol 1 in.

    This week I have mostly been in hospital, walking to or from hospital, or waiting for the washing machine to finish so I can go back to the hospital. Joe has been a bit poorly, but he came off the drip and the monitors this morning, so we're hoping he can come home for the first time tomorrow. He's in with all the very premature babies and he's at least 3 times the size of them, and he's very strong and alert, so no real worries, just a bit puky for his first week so they needed to get his sodium and chloride levels sorted out. He's keeping his feed down now. Now I have to go register him at the doctors. I hope the smoking cessation councilor is not there else I am in deep shit.
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    You could see the strawberry moment coming, but it was handled so well, it didn't matter a jot. I've found some recent episodes a bit slow (actually, I think it depends on my mood*) but this seemed just the right balance of character detail and narrative tension. Terrific. And I'm finally warming to Alice.

    *Which, today, is hungover and sleepy - but happy I managed to cook good food for my folks yesterday, including a classy raspberry and tarragon cream dessert!
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
    Andy McGregor - I've found some recent episodes a bit slow

    I agree. This almost seems like a novel in comic form, rather than written for a comic. I'm still enjoying it though, as six-page chunks is all my shot concentration levels can take these days.
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    Oranges and bananas? I guess he has some trees hidden under those tarps.

    Also, that is exactly how I felt the first time I found fresh fruit for sale in London.
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008 edited
    Gah! Back with the cliffhanger endings!! That can't be New Cross again, can it? Next Friday won't get here fast enough. Wonderful episode, though. I'm loving these warm moments :)

    Must just be the ones you've eaten. I cried when I had my first strawberry in two years. And I've savored every single one since.
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
    Dammit, I seem to have got something in my eye! Damn this dusty library....
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
    Okay, I've been wondering for a while, but this week makes me ask: are Kirk and Karl twins? Their features seem particularly similar, especially chins and noses. Having the similarity in the composition of the last two panels really made me take notice.

    Also... those Mudlarks, they wouldn't try a go twice in one day, would they? Crazy fuckers. At least they don't have a giant fucking dart cannon. Although, the one poor bastard that they did leave alive did sort of get a challenge, if you think about it. Funny how Volume Two is starting to "pick up" right about the time Volume One comes out in print.

    As far is the week is concerned, aside from the general levity surrounding Tuesday, it's been pretty depressing. The rain and clouds make me want to shoot some sort of weather god in the face, and I've been thinking a lot about our impending move. I mean, I've spent all 27 years of my life in and around the Fargo area... moving to Indiana might as well be like moving to Germany as far as my friends and relatives are concerned. It'll be nice to be away from all the entanglements I have here, but at the same time... blech. I'm mostly looking forward to having an apartment with enough rooms that I can actually have somewhere to work without having to deal with my daughter harassing me constantly or my wife watching TV or whatever. Oh, and the fact that I'll be living in a swing state, so my vote will actually mean something, instead of being drown out by the racist hick assholes that live around here.

    But! Freakangels came out, and my Absolute Watchmen finally showed up, and I found out they released the entire Batman animated series as one 17-disc collection this week, so I've got a lot to look forward to.

    Thanks for the strawberries, Mr. Ellis.
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
    I've wondered that, too! If it wasn't for the hat/shades, I don't think I'd be able to tell them apart... well, maybe... if Karl kept griping about all that sex everyone except him is having ;)

    And maybe the Mudlarks are planning a night attack? It's sunset now, right?

    YES BATMAN!!! My friend has the 17 disc collection. I told him we need to have a Dark Night marathon. I LOVED the series!!
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
    thank goodness it's Friday,

    I am just hoping to make it through 2 more weeks to holiday

    see some of you tomorrow at the TX meetup/drinkup
  5.  (4099.18)
    The strawberry incident might be the best work of Warren’s that I’ve ever read. And surely the most touching moment I’ve seen in a comic in years, if not ever.

    And does “crap shagging” mean a bad shag, or is it a more literal sort of Britishism that I’ve not heard before?
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
    I love Fridays. Strawberries are poison to me. But I really enjoyed this.
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2008
    or is it a more literal sort of Britishism that I’ve not heard before?