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    • CommentAuthorLewKettle
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2009 edited
    ' Morning All!

    I am not sure if anyone has broached this subject, but I would really like to say that I hope that Mark is back. (Dum dum Duuuhm) Perhaps killing and manipulation the countryside survivors has grown tedious.

    Also, though I've been reading FA's weekly for months now (Fridays are my favorite day), I felt is was time to officially emerge from the steampunky woodwork! So hello from Chicago!

    Edit: @Macula Well played Sir, well played....
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2009
    I'm not going to lie: I sing in a cappella groups in large part because I think it is the perfect post-apocalyptic music. You don't even need instruments - just gather survivors together and wail.
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2009
    @Macula - nailed it - excellent work.

    Still think that one of the incumbent FAs is assisting him tho'. Not Luke (too obvious).

    How else can you explain the mortar bull's eye on the Freak cave?

    I'm going to go for KK as the FreakTraitor because I can't work out why any of the others would:

    Karl and Kirk - they think they killed Mark
    Arkady - no, obviously
    Miki - Hippocratic
    Kait - too switched on by the hunt for the killer
    Connor - i did think it was him, but now not sure - he seems too Zen
    Caz - genuinely seems to be planning for a better future at Whitechapel
    Sirkka / Jack - seem to be more wrapped up in each other, but you never know...
    Luke - needs a moustache to twirl. And cackle.

    Someone posted recently that KK might have been Mark's girl, which ties in well

    PS initially thought that the Tony Wilson ref was a bit trite and artificial, but on reflection he did meet nearly everyone in Manchester, so fair do's
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2009
    How else can you explain the mortar bull's eye on the Freak cave?

    That's already been explained. Luke saw the mortor bomb and nudged it so that it would hit the Freakcave. And he did it because he was feeling neglected by the others who were fawning over Alice. And because he's kind of a shitehead.
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2009
    Maybe. That was certainly Jack's take on it.

    Luke didn't agree (well, he wouldn't even if he had flicked on the mortar). However, he is being very obviously painted as a villain. Makes me think we're being led up the garden path a bit.
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    I'm very busy, but alive and breathing. Thanks for the story.
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    Love the music chat and ref to Wilson. Love the switch from the idyllic images to sneaky Luke off for a crafty ... and the chikkins of course
      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2009
    Australians call them 'chucks' ('chooks'?). Apparently. Chickens, that is. Knew a bloke (hey Tex!) who informed me of this.
    I said "what's wrong with your country?" He laughed and said "A lot. But it's warmer than facking Canada!"
    I had no answer to that.
    • CommentAuthorcjtremlett
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2009
    Is it just me, or is anyone else seized by the desire to yell "chikkins!" at random? If anyone's done it, what happened? *g*

    Depending on how the bachlorette party goes tonight, I may just have to randomly yell "chikkins!" at some point.
    • CommentAuthorarf
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2009
    The last panels were a nice bit of scene setting. Clearly lulling us into a sense of security, but the last panel disabuses us with the subtlety of a soft python with a charming glint in its eye.

    I thought it was established that Alex 'assisted' the trajectory of the mortar in a fit of pique. It was nothing the FA's couldn't have handled. Jack and Sirrka were pissed with him because of Alice being present as well.

    'Music needs electricity' Oh dear! Did anyone else pick up that bit of pathos? (apart from Alice and her 'fooking rabbits')
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2009
    It always puts a smile on my face when Alice mentions Manchester. I love this city.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeMay 29th 2009
    MOAR Chikkins!!
    • CommentAuthorScrymgeour
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2009
    Is it only me how quite likes Luke? I dont think he's that villainous really. He's bullied by the others, is a loner and loses his pants. Granted he whines, feels sorry for himself and obviously has a lot of dog in him. But I think he's charming (in a kind of 3am drunken charm feel (so sleazy?))
    Also what a lovely last few panels. Particularly like the musical piss
    • CommentAuthorDee_Noir
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2009
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I love the way in which this webcomic attracts such speculation and debate, it really has captured the imagination of thousands of people.

    Actually, that's a point - how many people read Freakangels? I wonder how many hits the site is getting on a weekly basis now? Can anyone tell me that... I'd be interested (and jealous) to know...
    • CommentAuthorfod_xp
    • CommentTimeMay 30th 2009
    @ Macula and Louie Huwie- I think the pair of you are on to something. I re-read volume 2 a few days ago and for some odd reason I got the distinct impression that Luke was flabbergasted by the very idea Jack and Sirkka would think he nudged the mortar to the Freakcave. Then he got defensive. This suggests to me he is innocent of that, and that LH may be right in that KK might be wanting Mark to return. Hence why she agreed with Miki to let the refugees into Whitechapel. Granted she might have additionally felt a compulsion to help them, but I would bet it wasn't entirely altruistic. Again Mark and She may have been lovers, so there's that, and she may be in cahoots with him to get him back into the fold.

    Now how far she knows the extent of his plan we have yet to find out.
    • CommentTimeMay 31st 2009
    Cheesy page 5 made me smile out loud.
    Freakangels is great; my life is in shambles. Allergies... Living in Oregon for another 2 weeks... I can't hang.

    @Dee, there's a counting something or other on the main page on the left panel. Tells you some things.
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2009
    @mister hex

    we australians do indeed call chickens chooks, as in the (apparently) australian saying (which i've only ever seen in slang books);

    ''i hope all ya chooks turn into emus and kick ya dunny door down!'

    and i'll just add my voice to the general joy at another exellent installment.
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    i'd miss the bass too...
      CommentAuthorBexx B.S.
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2009
    where the hell was I last Friday?! DANG! well anyhoo.. good form all around! I'm beginning to really like Kait!
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2009
    @Mister Hex - it costs too much and food is good, especially the part where it's actual food and not just cheap gutfill. also it was taking too much time out of the time i had to do - um - other things? - like watch movies and do my dishes and stuff, yeah - i don't smoke in the house, see...

    glad someone is picking up the slack!