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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009 edited
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    Friday, FREAKANGELS, etc.

    Ohmygod so tired okay comic up you guys talk.
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      CommentAuthorDoctor_Six
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    Coming to a gentle end of the book.

    Agree that the next one should start "6 months later", (or 6 years earlier, but think we'll have to wait longer for the FreakOrigin).

    Thanks, chaps, this is great
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      CommentAuthoralumiere
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    how is it that you can create a story line as dark as this and it gives me a small bit of hope for the future...

    you may be a twisted bastard, but you're also one hell of a writer - thank you
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
     (5155.4)
    heh...arm pit attack...

    :)
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      CommentAuthorhmobius
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    I s'pose that explains a bit more about Arkady. She always struck me as the flower power generation representative stuck in the now.
    I do wish Jack would cut Sirkka a bit of slack though.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
     (5155.6)
    ...
    ...
    ...
    ...AND NOT A WAY STATION WE’RE FIXING UP WHILE WE WASTE TIME AND WORK OUT WHAT TO DO WITH THE REST OF OUR LIVES.

    I think a lot of people view their homes that way. I know I do. Or at least I realize it, now. First ep that actually hit me emotionally, this week. Great job, guys.

    Not fantastically tired this week, for some reason. I think I'm finally going to start beating the whole "caffeine" thing for reals now. Can't handle it cold turkey, going to try weaning.

    I sound like a fucking junkie.
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    Least happening episode for some time, I thought; although this may be just because it's the penultimate chapter of volume 2, so is finishing "day one" quietly before the new sunrise...

    Still enjoying it, though, and uneventful as this episode was, it still carries a dark foreboding somehow.
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    I TOLD you Luke was a swine. "Fresh fish today." Tree-jumping swine.

    Brilliant as ever, gentlemen. And thank you Ariana for putting it out there for us to enjoy.
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    and, with that last page transaction between connor and kk we are assured that somethings are the same; even after the end of the world.


    ariana, i too am very tired this week. i have had problems with my throat prosthetic and have been unable to speak all week. life does go on but damn, sometimes it just sucks.

    edit to add: paul, nice views in some of those pannels. i enjoyed viewing the goings on from your eye this episode.
    warren, as always, we are all spoiled in your 'mastery'!
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      CommentAuthorBisonkills
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009 edited
     (5155.10)
    I'm actually all for the slow burning pacing of this. The series has really grown on me since it started. I look forward to being able to buy a big fucking brick-like hardback tome when it's all finally done.

    Some kind of omnibus edition TPB would serve this series very well.

    Although I suspect I'll be waiting quite some time for that...
    • CommentAuthorWelland
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    Ha the headlock thing reminds me of old times with my brother.
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      CommentAuthorNoogies
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    (nutter)


    brilliant as always
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
     (5155.13)
    It definitely answers the question of whether Arkady wears anything under her skirt.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    Coming to a gentle end of the book.


    Well, maybe. I would be unsurprised to see some kind of shithammer fall in next week's episode.
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009 edited
     (5155.15)
    @Kradlum
    You beat me to it!

    I love how this episode answered some of those LITTLE questions we've been tossing around. Is Luke gonna be pissed, or pleased, or horny? Is Alice having any trouble while they're away? Is Arkady wearing underwear? Perfect delivery, by the way!
    However, one tiny little question that's still not answered... where WAS Arkady's hand in that one panel in Episode 13? ;)

    And I absolutely love the sibling-like relationship between KK and Connor. I love those two.

    Are we one or two episodes away from the end?
    EDIT: I just checked my email to find the Bad Signal saying it's the Penultimate episode :)
    I hope it ends on a happy note again.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
     (5155.16)
    @Kradlum and diello
    Told ya all she had no undies!
    I thought the artwork portrayed that pretty well without being lewd. Yay once again to your talent Mr. Duffield


    I have a question Warren. i don't know if it's been asked before or if I'll get arse eels for asking but: Do you have the entire Freakangels story already laid out, or do you plot the story more loosely, leaving far future decisions for later...?
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    Making it up as I go along. Hahaha.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
     (5155.18)
    Making it up as I go along. Hahaha.


    Does that mean you'll eventually reveal Alice to be the "Final Freakangel" while piping in a Mideast-pop version of this?

    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
     (5155.19)
    Ahhhh...so all our bitching and speculations might actually influence the story?
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009 edited
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    @ Pooka

    Ahhhh...so all our bitching and speculations might actually influence the story?


    Well... obviously not directly. It's not like Warren's going to take my asshat "suggestion" and toss it wholesale into the story, after all. However, people who communicate with each other can't help but influence each other to some degree. I remember that one of my very first posts on the old WEF asked whether there'd eventually be a Thunderbolts/Planetary crossover. My reply from Warren was a terse "No chance in Hell." And, indeed, there was no Thunderbolts/Planetary crossover. That said, Warren did end up doing a run on Thunderbolts a few years later.

    Do I believe that Warren recalled that comment and decided to give Thunderbolts a chance based upon it? I do not. Do I believe that the comment was one snowflake in an avalanche of other situations that led to him deciding write the comic? I do. That isn't ego, it's reality. We live in a quantum universe. Everything affects everything else to a great or lesser degree. So, yes, I do believe that our comments, questions, etc. have an influence on Warren. How big or small that influence may be is something only Warren may be able to tell us. And if he chooses to say anything , it will probably be with an eye toward influencing us in some way.