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      CommentAuthorvledford
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2009
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    The flashback was superb. Kait's unique ability is a welcome surprise.
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2009
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    Warren did not write that arc of the Authoriy. As I'm sure he will point out. Robbie Morrison, as I recall.

    Ah, Kait. When I was a kid, I wanted to be either a super-hero or the Pope. I thought they were Real Jobs. Now I work in a grocery store. See, kids? Comics rot your brain.

    Loved Sirkka's tits-on-teevee shirt. How does one NOT look at that and think "Nice tits." ?

    One of the newcomers got murdered. Big surprise. Unless the Freakangels kinda/sorta constantly monitor and/or pacify large groups of people so they WON'T murder each other ...
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      CommentAuthorcheesecrow
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2009
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    I learned something new:
    Practice/Practise
    In many parts of the English speaking world (UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada, and South Africa) “practice” is the noun, “practise” the verb. However, in the U.S.A the spelling “practice” is more often used for both the noun and the verb. Contrary to popular belief a significant minority of the American population also observe the distinction. If you are not sure about what a verb or noun is, it might be safer to just use the spelling "practice", as many Americans do!
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2009
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    Today I learned if you overcook whitefish it falls apart so if you cook chunks of it with pasta and veggies they just come out coated in fish mush. However it didn't end up tasting like mush because of the thyme and tarragon I added. Once again spices save dinner!

    Yay! more insight to Freakpowerz. And very fascinating to see that they only have the barest sense for what they can do and didn't come into their powers with any finesse. Takes practice, like with anything else. Or practise. Whatever. (Firefox is telling me the second is a spelling error.) In any case, always love any enlightenment on the dimensions of the package as well as the history. And intrigued that it looks like Kait really tried to resurrect the guy - first blocked everyone out so they wouldn't know what she was doing, and then she looked around! Sadly, dead is dead and getting blood to pump only makes a mess. Doesn't restart life. Bless her for trying though. And bless Warren & Paul for the hard lessons we all have to take to heart.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeApr 3rd 2009
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    I enjoy the art here. I'm not a fan of gore - but it was appropriate for the story.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2009
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    I had to read this episode on the sly...i've got three nine year old girls running around for the weekend and I didn't want to disturb my step daughters' friend...but i really enjoyed the gore :)...i generally enjoy gore...especially well drawn gore. :P

    soo..i wonder who the killer is eh?
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2009
     (5505.47)
    soo..i wonder who the killer is eh?


    It sort of depends on what you mean by "the killer." Remember that in the world of Freakangels you have at least twelve people who can employ mind-control techniques. In that case the "killer" could be nothing more than the "murder weapon" of one of the Freakangels. Probably not Kait, but we don't even know that. Conner said Kait was "genuinely mental." Perhaps "genunely mental" includes undiagnosed multiple personality disorder and is one of the reasons Kait screens herself so much.
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    Wow, so solving crimes has always been a passion of Kait's since childhood. That flashback was simultaneously sweet and macabre.

    In a way, I could sympathize with Kait's screening out the sight of the gutted corpse from Sirkka. This is the sort of awful stuff that can emotionally scar someone unprepared for it. The trouble is, though, when does shielding civilians (for lack of a better word) from the world's nastiness become a hindrance rather than a blessing?

    That aside, it's been an interesting week. My jury service has been extended for a little bit for the time being. I'm faced with the minor dilemma of too little money and too many nicely discounted new Criterion DVDs to choose from (e.g. "El Norte" or "The Spirit Of The Beehive"). But happily, my press accreditation came through for an upcoming film festival. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to talk to Laurie Hill about "Photograph Of Jesus," a short about how a Getty Images archivist deals with patrons who want phographs of Jesus or Santa Claus.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeApr 5th 2009
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    In a way, I could sympathize with Kait's screening out the sight of the gutted corpse from Sirkka. This is the sort of awful stuff that can emotionally scar someone unprepared for it. The trouble is, though, when does shielding civilians (for lack of a better word) from the world's nastiness become a hindrance rather than a blessing?


    Warren should probably comment here, but I don't that's why Kait was shielding. Recall that in episode 23 Sirkka both saw and created her fair share of gutted corpses with her giant steam-cannon. I think Kait was shielding because she doesn't want the other 'angels to know what she can do with corpses. Note that she shielded right before she activate the power to make the corpse "talk."
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    First thought: uh oh, Freakangels turns into a murder mystery
    Second thought: cool!! As always, superb writing and mind searing images
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      CommentAuthorBunnikins
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2009
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    I clicked my freakangels favourite tab, and was disappointed there wasn't a new one. Then I realised it was still only Wednesday. Why is this week so slow?! But I read this one again anyway, and am now warming to Kait. It was good to see a bit of her past, I think the flashback was nicely done, and damn I wish I could explode pigeons sometimes. Arrogant, horrible, creatures.
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    i'm still waiting for the jack the ripper link to come back, darnit!

    or jill the ripper, as the case may be, since the victim was a guy this time. kudos for getting the wounds accurate, though.
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    i'm still waiting for the jack the ripper link to come back, darnit!

    Nearly there.