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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2008 edited
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    You have totally missed the point. It's about a sense of humor, not "let's out-date each others' internet references".
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    Also, you now know when the Freakangels first got on the internet.
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2008
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    Can't wait for the next episode. And the next trade. Any solicitation news yet?
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2008
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    Also, you now know when the Freakangels first got on the internet.


    How do we know? Freakangels doesn't seem to have anything that references a specific date or year, unless I missed something, which is easily possible. Paul's artwork is so brilliant and nuanced that I find myself spotting things on second, third and forth viewing that I missed on my first look. In any case I tended to figure that the story was taking place sometime in the 2010s or 2020s. Far enough into an alternate future not to stumble over current events but not so far that the basic architecture of London would've dramatically changed (no gleaming obelisks or "future-buildings"). Assuming that Freakangels is taking place in alternate now (ie, 2008-2009 or so), that places the 'angels accessing the 'net at around age 14-15. Which seems a little unlikely. I'd've figured that they'd've gotten onto the net by age 6 or 7. Luke probably did it at age 5 because he was brilliant and really into porn.
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      CommentAuthorGekko
    • CommentTimeJan 1st 2009 edited
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    no gleaming obelisks or "future-buildings"

    That's why Freakangels is so mesmerizing, the setting is already there hence all its elements stabbed right into our percepetion. The "all your base" stuff works also in that scheme. With all the "possible future" stories we come to read, such elements show our suspension of disbelief is not taken for granted and make Freakangels stand above many others. So many.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJan 1st 2009
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    Honestly, I find it easier to suspend disbelief by viewing Freakangels as occurring in an "alternate near-future" than as an alternate now. For one thing, if it's in an alternate near-future I don't have to keep pretending that it's still an alternate Feb 15, 2008.
    • CommentAuthorZJVavrek
    • CommentTimeJan 2nd 2009
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    I never even gave any thought to when FreakAngels took place. I just assumed that the "end of the world" was either now, or not too far in the future, hence the skyline not having any future-buildings.
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      CommentAuthorMethiel
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2009
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    all I have to say to the first panel of page four is OMFG!!!! well done man, well done:)