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  1.  (5029.41)
    If Freakangels is making a major turn towards engineering science fiction then I'm going to love it even more. People building their way out of trouble always makes me happy. Any asshole can shoot a gun, I want interesting solutions.

    And explosions, of course.
    • CommentAuthorRazorSmile
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2009
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    @VoxDraconae: because if they all spent their time figuring out how to become omnipotent, people would be dying in the right now. Kady is all they can spare for that purpose and she seems best suited to it anyway.
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    well, no, I'm saying before all that- back when they were still on the run. Seems to me like they're mostly on about telepathy, but that's obviously not all. I suppose we'll just have to wait for more backstory on that whole LOL/DIES thing.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeFeb 14th 2009
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    Yes, the remark may seem like over-generalization. But given that the proverbial milk of human kindness didn't exactly drip from Limbaugh's lips for the black residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina, it was a reasonable projection of human behavior.


    And he made those remarks in a comfortable studio far away from any actual victims. Let's also recall that the majority of the 'angels were all for swooping down on the refugees and nuking them off the planet before they actually, physically got there among them.
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    I'm actually with Myra they posted a few pages back.
    We can teleport, we can stop space and time, we can absorb all of this knowledge, yet we don't know how to grow more food or build more items.
    Yeah, what is up with that?


    But yet again, I see looking at this as a population issue.
    If the growing capacity is more then what the sustainable environment is, don't you think they'll have trouble.
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    All you nay-sayers on the 13th-

    I was born on Friday the 13th. I never stopped to wonder why I have such awful terrible luck or ask myself why bad things seem to happen to me more ofte than others. Some may say its a mind set. Some say personality. Others say fate.

    I say "Dammit, Mother, couldn't you have waited a day!!!!!"
    • CommentAuthorbugginssf
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2009
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    God, as much as i love this story, Freakangels is reminding me how much i need to start learning how to do some survival things myself like growing food and setting up alternative power sources as well as just setting up emergency supplies. London may be by the river but here is San Francisco at any second we can be humbled by the earth. I know VD has made me cheery.
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2009
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    @ bugginssf -
    I know VD has made me cheery.


    you meant Valentine's Day, right? On the off-chance you didn't, I'm sure there are clinics (in San Francisco? Ya think? Chee!) one might attend to have that, y'know, cleaned up ...
    • CommentAuthorGraizur
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2009
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    There is a time discrepency in the freakangels world. Maybe everytime they use this static line they hold time back locally. It might be one of the ways they end up causing the downfall that was forseen. I think "The Package" was described as the initial insemination of powers into the fetuses of the main characters. Sorry I am not good with names.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2009
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    Yay for the freakangels! I'm glad they didn't go the low road...
    yeah...I'm late by a few days...it's tuesday..but this weekend has been absolutely crazy...I took some time off from the internets world...

    Friday went by without much of a hitch...Valentines day, while all our plans fell to shit, was still pretty nice.
    My ex girlfriend was out of the house for the weekend, so that was nice. My husband and I got to hang out, smoke, be naughty, and watch cartoons all day, unfortunately our original plan was to travel to a friend's pet shop to pick out a baby ball python which I had been waiting patiently for, for about a year now. He buggered off on us...and has still buggered off on us since valentines day. I'm beginning to lose my legendary patience.
    On sunday I heard an intriguing bit of very local ghosty happenings, so I did a dowsing session.
    I'm a retard though and forgot to shield myself. I ended up contacting the spirit, and finding some info out, but after it was over I sunk into an intense, nearly suicidal frustration and sadness that I wasn't able to shake until I left the house last night.

    Does that make me sound too crazy?
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2009
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    @ Pooka -
    Does that make me sound too crazy?


    Nah, yer alright. No crazier than a submarine captain.
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    @mister hex
    We all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine!

    Now onto more serious talk;
    They're talking about the carrying capacity of a given environment (Flooded England. Flingland? Flondon?)
    Just because they have super powers, they are still fairly young people, all things considered, and the concept of working together to increase the carrying capacity via growing/farming/whatnot might've not occured to them in the face of other more imidiate needs like basic survival. When one gets beyond that, it becomes easier to think about long-term survival because its no longer such an abstract concept, and more of a viable possibility. On of the Freak Angels said, I believe, that they were "succeeding themselves to death" They've gotten beyond here-now survival and are now starting to branch out to other things now that the question of immediate survival has been solved. They have free time now, time for market-days, chatting, activities beyond mere food/shelter seeking.
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2009
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    If they can stop time to have a chat, do you think they can do something to grow some food in a flash? I always said if I had the power to stop time, I would 1) sleep in, and 2) get shit done so there's time for living.
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    If the entire FreakAngels clan latches onto this "we can do anything" mentality they're going to end up in a whole shit-storm of trouble soon enough. Could possibly one of these hundreds of stranded folk have powers not unlike the Freak lot? Great issue. Every once in a while I sort-of forget about this comic; then I read my e-mail, complete with a [Bad Signal] from the most recent Friday. A wonderful concept, the use of time is brilliant.
    • CommentAuthorVermilious
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2009
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    I seem to remember that the 'we can do anything' attitude is what got the world to the hellish handbasket that it's currently in. They decided to change something, and flooded out London, and presumably most of the world too. That being said, I love that the experience seemed to scare them out of large scale power use for a long time, such that none of them tried to experiment. Well, most of them didn't.
    That being said, this was the issue where I first really felt intrigued by where Freakangels is going. We're watching the creation of a society here, the coming together of people for protection, food, and shelter, and we're about to see what happens when they adopt their enemies. It's the creation of society bit that really gets me, the idea of being nice to people as you continue to emerge from the rubble of the world ending. The apocalyptic social theorist in me can't wait to see what happens, given that we know the folks in Whitechapel are perfectly capable of mercilessly slaughtering their enemies.
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2009
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    Only one more sleep till the new episode.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2009
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    Man, I really wish I could fast-forward seven hours or so. Oh, wait, that's called sleeping, isn't it? Hmmm, let me try that...