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    • CommentAuthorE0157H7
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2009
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    This is going to lead to a split amongst the Freakangels, with Kirk being frustrated with dealing with all the new people and Kait becoming their den mother. Not enough to cause infighting, but they're going to be steaming mad at each other for a while.
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2009 edited
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    @JohnJones
    I never thought of being hot to be part of the package. I think you're right, though ;)

    @Mister Hex
    I never really thought of Kirk as being the dad, just because of the way he likes to rag on KK. He's more like a big brother. Actually, I kinda see KK, Connor, and Kirk as being the siblings. I thought Karl was more like the dad. He's the one making sure they get fed.
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2009
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    @ diello - And Karl is the one who wears the tinfoil hat, so he can get a moment's peace from you goddamn kids, for chrissakes! (Much like Our Fearsome Leader. Except, y'know, minus the hat. Can't picture Warren in a hat. I know he hates pants, not sure where he stands vis a vis hats.)

    And even though they're all the same age, Arkady's the baby and everybody loves her. (Except Luke but he's a cunt.)
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2009
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    Yes. Karl definitely acts like an old man. You kids with your TV and your sex...
    I think Warren would wear a tinfoil hat if he had such powers. He's gotta keep us out of his head <em>some</em>how ;)
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2009
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    @ diello

    I never thought of being hot to be part of the package. I think you're right, though ;)


    I wasn't speaking so much about the Freakangels package so much as the "superpeople" package in general. Most superpeople, whether "heroes" or "villains" are physically attractive. They stand out. Even the ones that aren't attractive stand out by being extremely ugly. Try to think of the last time in any medium that a truly plain-looking person displayed superpowers. I can't bring any to mind.

    And while Freakangels verges closer to science fiction than to "superhero fiction," the "superpeople hotness factor" remains a viable trope, especially for female characters.
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    Ugly people don't exist in any popular medium. Only writers are artists are ugly. Amen brothers.
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2009
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    Well, it's all relative. Not all the FAs are that attractive (not to me, at least). Karl and Luke are pretty average-looking, if you ask me.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2009
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    @ diello

    True, though the trope is a little looser for men, just as it seems to be in real life (see Dennis Kucinich and his wife). The girls are all hot, though. The closest one we've seen to being plain (among the main characters, anyway) is Alice, who is still fairly pretty.
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    This is a good topic for a 3,000 word essay. 'Do plain looking characters exist in the world of modern speculative fiction? Discuss.'
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    Quote of a lifetime.

    Cthulu made me happy.

    I particularly like Kirk's downcast eyes. I like the idea that the FA can feel shame.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd 2009
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    @ Daviddarkly

    You go ahead, I feel vaguely ashamed at devoting the few sentences I did to the topic.
    • CommentAuthordirtymc11
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2009
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    GO KAIT!!!!!!!!!

    What a great installment. thanks to Mr. Ellis and crew
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th 2009
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    Re - the hotness of the Freakangels - Oh, grow up. (Kidding! *ducks flying shoe*)

    Oh, man. Thursday is bittersweet. On the one hand, a scant few hours until a brand-new Freakangels. On the other, the slow inexorable passage of time, tickticktick like some bizarre torture banned throughout the Multiverse, that Ellis has resurrected for exclusive use upon us. because he loves us and he wants us to feel pain for otherwise, how will we grow? Also, we've displeased him in some way (Hell, in EVERY way) so we must wait and wait and waaaaait until he's good and ready. A happy coincidence is that he enjoys torturing people (or at least obscure torture methods - and who doesn't?) so either way, he'll be just fine, whether or not the web-comic is delivered as promised.

    Freakangels will get you through times on no dope and all that. (I only call him Ellis when I'm jonesing. And I SING HOSANNAHS TO THE INTERNET JESUS UNTIL MY VOICE IS RAW AND HOARSE. Don't you?)

    I don't get enough sleep these days.