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      CommentAuthorthryn
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2009
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    I'd love a higher-res version of page 4 panel 2 for wallpaper purposes.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2009
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    I appreciate the group is going to try and be smart.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2009
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    I'm starting to dislike the group a little myself...with all the power they have, they should be trying to do more than just keeping their own little group protected...
    these folks ARE in dire need...and it's their fault. ..
    I'm eager to see what the country did to them to make them hate everyone else so much that they would destroy their world.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJan 24th 2009
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    I'm starting to dislike the group a little myself...with all the power they have, they should be trying to do more than just keeping their own little group protected...
    these folks ARE in dire need...and it's their fault. ..


    What the Freakangels should do, what they can do and what they're willing to do are three different things - just as they are for the rest of us. I should cure AIDS in Africa. I could sell all my possession and volunteer to work the rest of life as a missionary to improve the lives of Africans. I will occasionally send some money if I happen to see one of those Sally Struthers commercials. Like that.

    I'm eager to see what the country did to them to make them hate everyone else so much that they would destroy their world.


    Don't overthink it. Haven't you ever been tired? Or angry? Or both? A few weeks back I had a lousy day at work. Some people didn't show up, the store was already crowded during holiday shopping. My ride was late picking me up (my car is non-functional now) and I was on my ragged nerve. After I got home and began to unwind the phone rang and I had to get it. It was the March of Dimes collecting pledges. So I blew up and said. "Look, if God wanted deformed kids helped He wouldn't have invented condoms and abortions, so fuck off!" And I hung up. And in that second I felt a surge of pleasure for being able to make sombody else feel as bad as I did. And afterwards I felt (and feel) guilty about it because it was a nasty, hateful, rude thing to do.

    So, put yourself in the 'angels' place. You're seventeen years old. You're being hunted relentlessly. You have no truly safe place. You live hand to mouth like rats. You're always frightened, always angry and always so damned tired. Wouldn't you want to make it stop? Wouldn't you want to finally stand up on your hind legs and hit back at your tormentors? Wouldn't you finally decide "Fuck 'em all, they've brought this on themselves" and knock down the whole lousy house of cards?

    Plus, consider that when you're scared, angry and tired, your control isn't its best. The Freakangels might well have done far more damage than they meant to do.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeJan 25th 2009
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    That may be true...
    but we haven't yet seen exactly the circumstances of their gifts and pasts...
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    Hard to tell which page was my favorite: 3 or 4. Both great group shots.

    I like that we're getting a chance to see them as the retaliatory aggressor. You almost feel for the poor schmucks huddled around the campfire.
    • CommentAuthordeckard
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2009
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    Brilliant to see how powerfully the frames without words carried a narrative - more please!
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      CommentAuthorDoctor_Six
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2009
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    Dear All,

    Does anybody else think that "gutbucket" is a pretty bizarre insult to use post-apocalypse?

    OK, Connor used to be fat, and then the freakangel phenotype kicked in (skinny, purple-eyed, not black).

    So what? He isn't fat any more! It's no longer worth being rude about. This picking on Connor also happened last week - (provoking the sublime "cockmonkey" retort - which is spreading round my hood like bird flu BTW).

    After the "good days" ended, you can argue that having a big fat gut is a status symbol (a la Henry VIII) - I'm sure the poor sods huddled around the measly campfire would agree.

    So why are the other FAs being beastly to Connor? This brings us to my next suggestion - if Mark really is dead, (and we don't know he's alive, we haven't seen him and one FA thinks he's killed him), perhaps Connor is trying to bring down the group. They are being foul to him. Could Connor have 'ported up to Manchester and made Alice believe that Mark killed her brothers? Is Mark really dead, and Connor is the FreakTraitor?

    Remind me, which Freakangel was keenest that Alice got properly looked after? Oh yeah, that's right!

    CC
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2009
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    It's an interesting idea, but there are a number of insults traded between a number of differenct FA's. I wouldn't read too much into it.
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      CommentAuthorDoctor_Six
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2009
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    @ daviddarkley

    Checked your blog - you are the man!
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2009
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    @Louie Huwie Um... My baby brother is eight years younger than me and we have three siblings in between (I'm the oldest). Even though he's easily the tallest and heaviest of us all, even though he drove a tank for a year in Iraq and even though he was otherwise stationed in Germany and even though he has burn marks on his neck from exploding ordinance, even though he's shared a great deal of his money and toys and is as kind an uncle to my niece as anyone could hope for... My sibs and I still look at him as the little boy trailing after us, howling for mommy if anything were to go wrong. We still treat him as though we need to remind him to wipe his nose or wash his hands. We still tease him if he forgets anything (even though I'm probably more absentminded).

    He's a 23 year old man. Yeah, he's got a lot to learn still. But he's not remotely the five year old I still sometimes envision. He's mostly patient with us.
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      CommentAuthorDoctor_Six
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2009
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    @razrangel

    Very true - and what a top description of the big bro / little bro relationship.

    But my conspiracy theory might also work. Let's see
    • CommentAuthorodarable
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2009
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    I'm having a bit of a imaginary person crush on Connor, and that is very unusual as I don't often like the sweet little push-arounds. Louie Huwie's theory would explain it. ;) But I honestly think it's a bit too spaced. Their fates are in the hands of Warren, though, so anything could happen!
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2009
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    Connor is a cute little goth boy isn't he? heh
    He looks very much like my aforementioned friend, who also once had a weight problem and had issues with it...cept my friend has creepy ice blue eyes instead of purple...
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJan 26th 2009
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    @ Louie Huwie

    I might have used alien technology that I found in my backyard to travel back in time and frame OJ Simpson for murder in hopes of sparking a celebrity race war that would end with me shaking up with a bunch of supermodels amid the post-apocalyptic wasteland. But that most likely did not occur.

    Similarly there's nothing I've seen in the comic thus far that indicates that your scenario has the slightest chance of being true. What evidence did you find to support your demi-hypothesis?
    • CommentAuthorodarable
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2009
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    Everyone who was ever fat&bullied wish to take a shotgun to school and have a go at their friends. It's just a fact.

    Or not. ;)
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    Great episode.
    Can't wait for the next episode.
    Connor is one my favorites, by the way.
    By the way I just love "Picking on Connor is....Well, yeah, okay it's fun" <---lol! Nice way of sticking up for someone.
    I adore Kaitlyn and Arkady.


    I have my suspicions about Luke at this moment in time.
    But somehow I still have my suspicions of Alice.
    Maybe some is using her as conduit or something.
    [Maybe I am just reading way more into this, but still...I think wild]
    • CommentAuthorbuilttoill
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2009
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    @POOKA
    way to have an original opinion, i take it that you still enjoy reading the adventures of the freekangels, because after all, here you are. but it's awesome to here someone not just kissing ass, but stating their true opinion.

    @johnjones
    lay off man, just cause someone has a different opinion than you doesn't mean that their own opinion doesn't hold water. could it be that gasp they think differently from you?
    there's nothing I've seen in the comic thus far that indicates that your scenario has the slightest chance of being true.

    just because you haven't seen anything does not mean that it is not there. I believe that is why Louie Huwie referred to it as his own conspiracy theory
    But my conspiracy theory might also work. Let's see

    don't be a dick please, that's why I'm at whitechapel in the first place you are supposed to be cooler than other sites.

    @Louie Huwie
    way to go out on a limb man.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2009
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    @builttoill Oh, I absolutely love the book and the characters...I just don't see them as that great of a group of people...:)
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2009
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    @ Louie Huwie

    I apologize for my previous tone. When I find something to be ridiculous, I tend to ridicule it.

    @ builttoil

    I do not, however, apologize for for my disagreement, and I do not apologize for requestiing evidence from the comic that supports his "theory." If you tell me that Barack Obama is actually a brain-eating alien from Uranus, I will insist that you provide me with evidence that supports this.