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    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009
    Friday means FREAKANGELS.

    Good morning, Whitechapel. How's everyone? After a weird and UNPLEASANT heat spike this week in NorCal, it's back to chilly dark here. Yes, it really was hot. If I wanted Arizona weather, I'd live in Arizona. (Also, it managed to momentarily flash fry my tech which is really the measure of how much trouble _any_ weather is in. Don't fuck with my tech.) But I prevailed. Everyone else make it through their own weeks?
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009 edited
    Nice! I wondered why Caz had connected up her solar cells to all that gear. That's why she's a genius and I'm not.
    But... What's happening with stomach-sliced-open man? Enough with the suspense!

    We've had a warm and sunny week in London, 7 degrees above average I believe.

    Joe is 6 months old next week so I have booked the day off. If the weather is nice we will take him to the zoo. If he behaves we will bring him home again.

    Now I have had my Friday FreakAngels fix I can go on my comic pick-up run.
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    I has TEH STABBY real bad today, have failed to buy a house yet again, the car's about to die in an expensive way, work's doing my head in and I'm tired beyond belief. If I don't kill anyone today, I might survive to the weekend.

    That was quite a scary episode in one way - the lamp comment was chilling - would we collectively be so crap after a fall of civilisation? Really? We'd not get it together to put lights up, and just be reduced to a feral existence eating dead rabbits? I don't want to believe that, I don't believe that, but what if it's true?
    • CommentAuthorseverian
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009
    Radio Free Freakangels.

    If I hadn't had flashbacks to chemistry & physics classes where we had questions framed in the format "Civilization has collapsed. You have x,y & z; make n and estimate yield over time/amount"...this did it. Caz couldn't have had an easy job acquiring appropriate equipment for the fuel cells (via Jack) to make it really efficient.

    Our local power company had some blurb on public radio yesterday morning that they now have an operation solar array, and it's actually working better then estimated. Wonderful synchronicity.

    Starting to move back to the normal hot & humid southern weather. Work has been to busy to go outside & enjoy the nice weather. Still haven't had to turn the AC on at home; I was one of the remaining holdouts still clutching his CRT/boat anchor & switching to an LCD has made it where I don't have to have a small fan blowing on me full time.

    Been reading Frank Herbert's The White Plague. Wonderful starting point & reminds me way too much of the good Doktor as well as what might have happened years ago to the 'angels.
    • CommentAuthorDan Kelly
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009
    Nice ep - and the homemaking begins.

    Here also. Decorating the house has finished. Oven is fitted in a little over 3 hours, bathroom done tomorrow. Meanwhile boxes are being filled and we move in a week. Into *our* house (Sorry JonCarpenter).

    (As for boxes DVD as Graphic Novels were packed last night, so I'm good to go :))
    • CommentAuthorhank
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009
    Inverted spark plugs for electrodes. Nice detail there.
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009
    Well Fuck me backwards!

    This week was HOLY MOTHER OF BISCUITS STRESS STRESS ARGH, but surprisingly productive anyhow. The designer went overseas to be present for his girlfriend ushering in another screaming lifeform made in his image. She gave birth to it on Wednesday morning. Coincidentally that afternoon the designer's computer decided that, of its 160Gb hard disk space, only about 2Mb was left and I had a 4.5Gb print file that had to be printed urgently.

    This is why I for one would quite welcome the freakangels wiping all computer technology from the face of the planet. The rest of civilization collapsing with it would be acceptable collateral damage.
    • CommentAuthorZaratustra
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009
    Warren sure loves his pirate radio stations.
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009
    And everybody sings:
    "This is Radio Freak tearing up the seven veils
    This is radio clash please save us, not the whales"

    I saw (and thus discovered) "An Experiment On A bird" on stage and was stunned. I guess I'm the last one to find out about them. They're three girls, they're great, and they impose respect right from the first tune.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009
    I just got over a stressed induced fever of 102...but i'm good now.
    my father's crazy due to pain meds, and everyone kept expecting me to do things I couldn't do...meh...i'm good now so it doesn't matter.
    I got in contact with an old friend from highschool, and found out both my school friends ended up gay musicians in new york...
    and we think we've already found a perfect building for my new comic book store. yay!
    by this time next year I may be back in business...yay!
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    Wooh, science. Good stuff. So nobody in Whitechapel even had any candles lying around that they could light until the freakies turned up?
    Today, I have hangover. Curse you, special offer snakebite! And it wasn't even proper snakebite, just cider n' black.
    Girlfriend gone away for the weekend, so I am reverting back to primal male mess. Snakebite. Pies. Big pile of silver age Lee/Kirby Fantastic Four reprints to read. Bad 80s goth records on the turntable. Ha! Sing This Corrosion to me...
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    i really love to see how they are rebuilding society
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009
    I love the way Warren explains tech through his characters. He's like Mr. Wizard for degenerates.

    And christ those are some beautiful panels, Mr. Duffield!
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    i would love to have a Freakangels guide to ... well pretty much everything i am no use at practicality but sticking gas into a waste bin i can do.
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009
    Interesting stuff--though frankly I'm just wondering what the fuck is going on with the body. I mean, it's very suspenseful and a bunch of shit could happen and OH FUCK I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE IS IT FRIDAY YET IS IT FRIDAY YET IS IT--

    Whew. Okay. Had to let that out.


    Everyone else make it through their own weeks?

    Barely by the skin off me arse, but yeah, I think it's safe to say I prevailed as well.

    And yeah, if you want Arizona weather, come to Arizona right now. It's just started to get hot as fuck since Monday.
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009
    Made it through the day. It's finally the weekend. Super stressful time of year with school. Looking for a job at the worst time in the past decade to be looking for a job. Tried taking a picture last night for the 'Self Portrait' image thread and realized I look like hell and was just putting off homework, haha.

    Glad Chief Mechanic Ariana got the new issue up. Still waiting to find out more about dude with stomach sliced open but we're not in any hurry... right? haha. Alice has really turned out to be an awesome character. I like her more and more every issue. She really seems to be adjusting well to her entire life being turned upside down.
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    Busy. Crazy busy. And I'm breathing. The question is whether or not I'll be doing that at the end of next week. Stay tuned.

    Thanks for the story. :)
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    That last line makes me just want to give Caz a big hug and tell her she can do anything she puts her mind to. I wonder what her radio station would broadcast? Music, or what?
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009 edited
    My first guess was solar-assisted steam power when I saw the great big containers. Which makes me wonder, when they start making more of these fuel cells, would KK's bike get an upgrade? Would KK let it get upgraded?

    I do wonder if alternating storylines every six pages is easier or harder for Warren and Paul. Its interesting to see how the webcomic formula influences the storytelling process - in fact, I'm curious if the format affects the story itself. How would Freakangels be different if it began and ended as a print comic?

    Still ticking along, and glad to hear the rest of you are, as well.

    Lesse: I've been pulling at least one all-nighter a week to keep up with my Visual Storytelling class, and while my body regrets it every morning after, it's still heaven, just drawing and telling stories the best way I know how, surrounded by people I love doing the same thing. This last one more so than usual. Of course, it might be affecting my immune system, as I've just come down with a back-of-the-throat cold. Drinking tea and cayenne pepper to kill it.

    Also worked out what I'm doing after school - namely moving to Philadelphia with two lovely girls whom I know I can spend 48-hour periods in a small, cramped room with, because we've been doing it for the past year. The future, for once, looks like bright cyan hope.
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2009
    Yummy science is teh yay. }:> I get the concept but even in high school didn't work much with electricity. And they don't make theatre majors take any real science. So it may as well be a magic hamster for all I know making my lights turn on. All the same, I *heart* geeks. I *heart* 'em good, so this was fun to read. Kept a dopey grin on my face the whole way through.

    Interesting to me: I understand the 'Angels have different strengths and, for wont of a better phrase, job descriptions. So I wonder what the traitor's job was (and I wish I could remember his name but I'm to lazy to go check). I was just thinking about what if something unthinkable happened to one of the 'Angels. There would be a huge gap in their resources, in addition to the tragedy. What did the traitor do, and therefore what gap was left by his expulsion? How are they getting around it? I haven't noticed too much of a gap, myself, but I'm neither a genius nor trying to get by in a post-Apocalyptic London.