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    You're no expert on telescopes. How much fucking use would telescopes have been at sea if all the boats looked upside fucking down?

    "Report, Mister Christian."

    "There's a flying boat and the water's on the fucking ceiling."
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    I think I had a trip like that once.
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
    I really want to know what Kait's going to do XD.
    And when will we get to see Mark in all his twisted glory?
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008 edited
    No wonder the hiatus.

    Those two splash pages. I want to see them in an exhibition.
    I want to have them, in a frame, in my home. I want to spend hours watching them.

    Hey, calling all whitechapellers: some non-English-as-a-mother-tonguer needs to learn more synonyms of awesome in order to express what he feels about Warren and Paul's wonderful piece of art. Please help.
    (Ariana > I hope your fingertips are warmer)

    PS: nothing personal but who gives a shit about telescopes being upside down or not. There's an expression in English that no other language posesses: Suspension of disbelief. Something to do with undeniable talent.
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008 edited
    Someone at least tell me that being English, Paul and Warren don't celebrate Thanksgiving and won't be taking next week off.

    The English do not celebrate Thanksgiving Day. They celebrate Thank-fucking-God-we-shipped-those-asshat-Puritans-across-the-Atlantic Day. I think there less food but more liquor involved in the celebration of that day, though as an American I am occasionally less-than-clear on the habits of the Sassenach.
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
    Newtonian Reflector, Refractor, and Cassegrain telescopes produce images that are flipped in various ways, upside down, upside down or horizonatally flipped(with a diagonal) or similar. But these are astronomical telescope plans and not used very much down here on terra firma, as Warren has indicated.

    Of course in space, there is no puny 'right side up', so that matters less, but it does make positional adjustment a little tricky until you're used to it.

    Generally, terrestrial telescopes and binoculars have two lenses and a relay lens or prism to avoid this.
    • CommentAuthorZatoichi
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
    I'm loving this!

    Great images. And just imagine the SOUND those bells would make when the shock wave hits...
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    <blockquote>But my fingertips <i>are</i> chilly.</blockquote>An often underrated part of warm beverages in the morning is the warming of fingertips. If no coffee is available a freshly fired mortar also works.

    That is an interesting development though, a mortar is hard enough to find in Portland even without an apocalypse having happened, I'd imagine doubly so in England. But damn! Talk about foreclosing on a property huh?
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
    Attack from within? Am I interpreting this correctly? Beautiful.
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    First comment:

    Great episode! Liked how the freakfield disturbed their clothes and hair.

    As for theories about the attack, Luke or Mark make the most sense but I think it would be more interesting if their own flock was beginning to harbor suspicions and turn against them.
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    The art was gorgeous this issue, and as usual I can hardly wait for next week, but these attackers kind of suck, don't they? A mortar strike could have been dangerous but all the group's shield deflected was some (scary-large) shrapnel. Without powers they'd just have had to hide behind the big, metal bells to be safe. It was a potentially lethal attack that ended up being more scary than deadly. I think Mark's just rattling the rest of the Freakangels' cages right now more than anything else. I can't wait to find out what his long-term plan is.
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2008
    I'm such a girl for Connor.
    Next Friday is tomorrow, right?
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd 2008 edited
    @rickyp00h nah, Mark is busy else where. You gotta think, him sending Alice was the first thing they've heard from Mark in ages. I think he's still lurking, but not behind this attack. And I dont thinkLuke and Mark are in leauge together, they hate each other too much and Luke DID help kick Mark out, even if he is starting to act like him. I guess we'll know more next week.... (all the way next week?!?!?!??!)
    • CommentAuthordeckard
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd 2008
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    A mortar strike could have been dangerous but all the group's shield deflected was some (scary-large) shrapnel. Without powers they'd just have had to hide behind the big, metal bells to be safe.

    Without powers, they wouldn't have known it was coming.
    • CommentAuthorelricj
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd 2008
    yeeehaw, ACTION.
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    Can't add much other then to echo the comments of other, excellent installment.
    Looks Beautiful, reads wonderfully.....can't believe my day was so nuts yesterday I forgot to check it out till now (Sat Morning)

    On another note, just read the trade...reads fantastic as a whole. Kudos to you Mr. Ellis for making this work 6 pages at a time and as whole... no way could I work my head around creating that pacing, let alone the story.

    As a final aside, I don't recall asking my LCS to order the freakangels trade, but they insist I did (Not that I mind, I wanted it eventually) I suspect it went into the, "Peter will buy this if we order it" file...can't decide if they're friends or pushers.... :)
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    Thank you Paul for continually upping the ante with your amazing art.

    Warren, you are still the king of making me snicker while I am still on edge and worried for your characters.
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    Finally got the FA TPB. It's a different feel, reading it in print, having the book up. It retains the feeling of something well produced and handcrafted. I rather like that- being able to tell the linework and coloring were done by a human, and I think that's a good thing.
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd 2008
    I forgot all about Luke. But Arkady's not there either, you know... not saying anything about Arkady or nuthin' of course.
    I'm sure it was Mark, though.