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  1.  (5155.21)
    Orrrrr........

    He's laughing at us all.
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    Ahhhh...so all our bitching and speculations might actually influence the story?

    Most of the time I barely even skim these threads, I'm afraid. So... no.
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    Aw...everything is so happy and touchy-feely and pleasant and hopeful.

    Warren will shit in the very heart of it soon, I am sure. As it should be.

    This series has kept me more interested and hungry than anything the internet has ever thrown at me.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    Anyone else get an impending sense of doom from today's comic?

    Nothing is ever happy for long after the Apocalypse.
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    @ Warren -
    "Most of the time I barely even skim these threads, I'm afraid. So... no."

    What happened to this...

    CommentAuthorwarrenellis CommentTimeSep 16th 2008 (3597.161)
    Well, as this is page four or five of this thread, I doubt this will be more than skimmed over, (quoting me)
    I'm reading them all.

    ...? Not enough time on your hands? What happened to your freeze ray?

    Another lovely episode of FreakAngels, great quiet moment, and I LOVE Alice's reaction.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    @ Indigo Rose

    Skimming is a kind of reading. Frankly, I'm amazed that he has time to even skim most of these threads, much less read them in-depth.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    @johnjones

    I'm sure Ariana and the other modly types help by either relaying any really interesting or really horrible information to him.
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    Can't internet Jesus pull off miraculous things? I've never been good at the whole Faith thing, I ask too many questions and they kick me out of the group. Maybe I should just pretend he's still reading everything and enjoy the old "ignorance is bliss" mentality.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    pages 4 and 6 from this ep are my favorite.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009 edited
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    Well then Warren...skim this:


    Mutatapus

    MUTATAPUS!!!

    ahem, anyway...I figured that most of the stuff on here is just skimmed over..I was just curious about the actual Freakangel threads and the story predictions readers debated.
    But I could see how that might be more trouble than it's worth...:P
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    Is it wrong to want a tee shirt that says "I Got Skimmed By Warren Ellis" ?

    Most likely, I'd say.
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    @mister hex
    Yes, it's wrong. And you're going to the 7th ring of Hell.
    An arse eels shirt would sooner be made ;)
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    @ diello - I never said I wanted one. I merely asked if it was wrong to want one. Now I have confirmation. Now I know.

    And Knowing Is Half The Battle!
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    we're going to end on a cliff hanger aren't we?
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    You guys are way too self deprecating. Y'know, Warren Ellis & Paul Duffield aren't magical - they just write and illustrate a pretty decent comic. I'm sure many readers of Freakangels have the potential to become successful comic book writers and illustrators too, if they put their minds to it, in addition to having a little luck thrown into equation.

    I thought today's episode was somehow a little suspenseful; the calm before the shit-storm. Or at least I hope so.

    If Freakangels gets anymore like 'Northanger Abbey' I'm going to stop reading. Honestly, I'm surprised they haven't started calling each other by their seconds names and debating whether Luke is agreeable. I say no. I say his dress betrays affectedness and lacks the solicitousness one might expect from good breeding.

    Fucking hell. If I had to pay for FAs, I'd be spending the money on a copy of <i>Endless Nights</i> instead. Now there's an author who knows how to put one word in front of the other. His literary accomplishments are not a frivolous insensibility, but rather arouse a most intimate tenderness in my sympathetic veins.
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    "You guys are way too self deprecating. Y'know, Warren Ellis & Paul Duffield aren't magical"

    I don't think I've seen anyone on here being genuinely self deprecating, simply appreciative of the talents of Mr. Ellis and Mr. Duffield. The people posting in these threads are usually here because they enjoy reading FreakAngels, so yes, the responses are generally possitive, though not always one hundred percent. It's true that some people on here refer to Warren as "internet Jesus" or similar titles, but it is in good humor and a reflection of how comfortable people are in talking to Warren on here. No one is saying the man is infallible; people on Whitechapel frequently point out things they didn't like in issues of FreakAngels, sparking interesting conversations in most cases.

    "I'm sure many readers of Freakangels have the potential to become successful comic book writers and illustrators too, if they put their minds to it"

    Many readers here have similar projects they work on and are often quite talented, both in writing and art. That's one of the first things I noticed about Whitechapel, and one of the things I love. Appreciating the work of Paul and Warren does not prevent people from pursuing those endeavors, quite the contrary, it encourages them.

    "If Freakangels gets anymore like 'Northanger Abbey' I'm going to stop reading"

    Though I can't say I see any resemblance to a work of Jane Austen, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I particularly like that there are quiet moments, like this issue, as well as dramatic action packed scenes. Posting on the internet once a week allows Warren to add the depth of a "standard" novel to FreakAngels, specifically because of the pacing. I would love to know about an Austen book that involved the end of the world, post-apocalyptic moral dilemmas, and the blatant brutality of people trying to survive in a desperate world. Perhaps we'll see more of that in the upcoming Pride & Predjudice & Zombies...

    "If I had to pay for FAs, I'd be spending the money on a copy of Endless Nights instead"

    While I love Neil Gaiman's work, and own several of his books, I do not own any copies of Sandman. I read Sandman quite some time ago, and still intend to buy copies of the series, but I purchased volume one of FreakAngels as soon as I could. Even though FreakAngels is available, for free, on the internet, I felt the need to buy it anyway. Not only did I want a copy to show to friends who do not utilize the internet, but I also wanted to support what these people are making. FreakAngels is becoming a genuine graphic novel, that's why I love it.

    "Now there's an author who knows how to put one word in front of the other. His literary accomplishments are not a frivolous insensibility"

    If you want to compare Authors instead of simply their works, I think you've chosen two very talented Authors to compare. Both of them stand above most on their own merits. I am a fan of Gaiman's work, but I have to commend Ellis for doing something not found in graphic novels. Even when I don't like something in one of his works,I don't think I could ever call Warren Ellis' writing "frivolous insensibility".
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009 edited
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    @ Daviddarkly

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      CommentAuthormanikmoon
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2009
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    H'mmmyes, somehow the last page's sentiment just begs for a now-the-shit-hits-the-fan event........... >:-)
    • CommentAuthorGraizur
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2009 edited
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    |It definitely answers the question of whether Arkady wears anything under her skirt.

    Heh. Reminds me of the day my roommate came out after bagging the Traveler Punk. He was sleeping on our couch since tuesday and on saterday morning he came out of her room. She had this transparent thing around her waste when she came out to pull him back in.

    I wasn't aware that there was even a question as to whether or not she was going commando. Seemed like a given to me. I wonder if Arkady's prediction are written in stone or if optimism, responsibility and imagination can prevent the whole thing from eventually crashing under it's own weight.

    Also the big question is of course what happens when these guys mate, with others or eachother. Power is hardly thougth of in terms of lineage these days but there was a reason that Kingdoms evolved out of biology. And a reason local footbal teams compete so strongly.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th 2009
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    Wow...that would be kinda interesting to see what happens if one of them gets pregnant.

    I've been watching a lot of Lost lately heh...babies and fucked up biological situations..


    Would the baby be super baby,or would the "package" cause infertility, miscarriages, or deformity.

    I Guess KK isn't too worried about getting preggers. She's fucking around with the slum boys apparently. I wonder if they have a stash of condoms or she just um..uses the pull out method...:P