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    • CommentAuthorcjtremlett
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
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    Boom today!

    What can I say, other than that was awesome?!
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
     (4252.22)
    Paul's art is always lovely, but from time to time, it just fucking transcends into complete fucking awesome. (No, I didn't forget any words. I've declared 'awesome' a noun.)

    Alice's reaction to the Freakangels sudden alertness is priceless. And the FreakField? Cool as hell. And oh, that last panel. Shit Is About To Go Down.

    Also, yes, it is kind of conspicuous how they were able to target the FreakCave so specifically.

    Week was pretty good. Three days of work, with little-to-no drama. All Special Ed classes this week, which... well, you know that old saying about policework? "Long periods of boredom interrupted by episodes of stark terror"? 90% of the time, teaching these classes are a cakewalk. Easy money. You're one of 2-3 teachers covering 8-10 pupils in all. Mostly, the other, real teachers supervise the program, I'm just there to lend a hand with whatever. But then, when there is a blow-up, it's fucking Hiroshima. Last week one of the kids flipped out, smashed two chairs and a window, and threatened several teachers. He's 13.

    But yeah. This week, easy-peasy. And, it's another 2610 DKK, which is... let me just check a currency converter here... about £295/$440, this week alone. (Wow, btw, the Pound's taken a bit of a dive, huh? Hadn't noticed that.) Not bad for a total of 14.5 hours of work.

    (Also, good thing I got paranoid and frantically copied the post when it took more than a second to... well, post. Would've been a bitch to write it all again.)
    • CommentAuthorsinnick
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
     (4252.23)
    I registered today because I wanted to say that this episode rocked. Absolutely rocked. Both the writing and the art. If you told me that the Alice character was introduced for no reason other than to set up the payoff of this moment, I would probably believe you because it's just that good. It has everything - a demonstration of the Freakangel's power, their attitude, the central conflict between these characters and their society, and it leads into the rest of the story with a great cliffhanger.

    I have felt that previous episodes have suffered somewhat from the arbitrary (and no doubt necessary, from Paul's POV) 6-page limit, but today's episode made that all worth while. Congratulations.

    And sorry this is my first post rather than an intro, but I just had to chime in. I hope to post more in the future :)

    Nick
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    Welcome to Whitechapel.
    • CommentAuthormith
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
     (4252.25)
    To borrow a euphemism from Ellis,

    god's fucking balls.

    It just gets better and better.
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
     (4252.26)
    its snowing here! and that just me heated up!
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      CommentAuthoroverand
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
     (4252.27)
    I cringed, and my pulse went up. And to top it off, I'm actually interested in what Kait has to say - oh, the glorious discomfort. Fantastic.

    I just started re-reading a lot of the older strips - the following here is amazing, the attention the fans pay to the details is almost frightening, but I shouldn't be surprised, on a two-way street like this.

    (Also, first post, but I have a feeling it won't be my last).
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      CommentAuthorHylianHearts
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008 edited
     (4252.28)
    ? I swear I posted a comment here.....

    First off- the look on Kirks face. Sheer suprise! It was so awesome I almost wanted to laugh. Almost. The ability to catch the utter and complete suprise- brillant. Supurb. Flooring.

    And I had a hunch, then went back in the episodes and discovered I was correct. Luke was NOT in the freakcave, but he would have known that they were all going there. And the location. And he has this "itty bitty" grudge against all the others. By "itty bitty " I mean serious issues. Im suspisious.

    How many angels does it take to make a freakfield? Can they protect themselves if it is only them? Or does it take two?
    • CommentAuthorLA_Gomez
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
     (4252.29)
    Nice Episode.

    So when do we see them go and kick some furniture over?
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
     (4252.30)
    Wow! That was a page turner!

    Today is my wife's birthday, and 2 days ago I turned 40, but with a screaming, puking baby to look after we're just having a small afternoon party in the pub on Sunday.
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    Damn! I was hoping to remember what the weapon was called before one of the characters named it!

    Oh, and it was a very good issue.... or is that episode?

    I'll stick with episode.

    Keep up the nice work!
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    I personally just loved Alice's expression in the very last panel.
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      CommentAuthorPat!
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
     (4252.33)
    "guide us in. i want to ask these people some questions."

    shit's about to go down
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      CommentAuthorWaxPoetic
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
     (4252.34)
    Yes.

    This is my last Friday as a reasonably well-employed person with access to a spiffy screen for Freakangels viewing. Good Friday to go out on.

    again:

    Yes.

    Thanks, all!
    Happy Weekend, Whitechapel!
    *waves*
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      CommentAuthorClara
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
     (4252.35)
    I've read the entire FreakAngels series so far in the last two days (would've been less if I'd more time for it) and capped it off with today's new pages... I love every moment of it so far, even Luke's hairy bootie. But I've been spoiled because now I have to WAIT a whole week for more?? Suck. Someone at least tell me that being English, Paul and Warren don't celebrate Thanksgiving and won't be taking next week off.
    • CommentAuthorKitaC
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
     (4252.36)
    The art in this ep was amazingly gorgeous, Paul. Plus, I don't know much about comics, but the choices you guys made for panel size, content, etc -- the layout, I guess -- really added an extra dimension to the story this week.

    Also, on a fan-speculation note, I second HylianHearts' theory. Luke, you bastard...
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
     (4252.37)
    @HylianHearts

    I think Luke is a possibility, but I still think it's mostly Mark. If there's the Mark-Luke union, then I think we'll have serious issues. But I think Arkady would probably have something to say about Luke's douchebaggery, were he to join up with Mark.

    Let's not forget, we still haven't seen Mark. And he needs some introduction one day.

    Also, I hope they don't step up higher than mortars.
    • CommentAuthortheWakeful
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
     (4252.38)
    God I love this comic. One little issue with this week's episode though. I'm no expert, but I have played quite a few video games and I'm pretty sure mortars don't trail smoke and fire. They are ballistic weapons, not missiles. But I forgive you because it looked fucking sweet flaming into the air like that. Damn the accuracies, you are a genius Paul.
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    That was my call, not Paul's. Helping the sequence along a bit.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
     (4252.40)
    Also... I'm no expert on telescopes, but I thought you got an upside down image from them?