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    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2009
    glasgow still here.
    had cold most of the week. meh. stocked up on meds on way home from work.
    FA bag and t-shirt arrive, which will venture forth with tomorrow if i survive the night
    • CommentAuthorMacula
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2009
    She's too arrogant to check HER sword, in HER secret base...
    ..which is of course, why it's the murder weapon. because the killer is having fun
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    Texas is still here. I have shitload of donuts! Would you like one, Ariana?
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    Cape Cod still hasn't washed away. good morning. i want a sword. damn tourists will never see it coming
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2009
    Ack Bozeman is still here. I'm sort of barely here.

    I like that Kait is touchy about Miki calling it the Secret Headquarters. Plus where the hell did she get all those weapons? Amazing reveal of the secret headquarters page five is my favorite this week.
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2009
    @keighter - I'm with you. Page five was probably my favorite, although it's partially due to the coloring. The "Freakangels Purple" that Paul found is just eerie enough to be perfect.

    As far as the weaponry is concerned, I'd have to assume that it's stuff that's been collected over the years, or things that Jack has picked up for her during his supply voyages.
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2009
    I missed the sword (which looked like a katana, so Kait's probably a secret Highlander fan) on the first read through. I love that her hair is still flyaway and messed up, that she isn't taking the time to comb it back down into its normal shape. More on point I like that Warren and Paul remember that it should look messed yp. Many comics and cartoons would've had a couple panels with her hair mussed and that it would've magically reset itself to her normal style. This is one of the reasons I like Freakangels - the relative realism of it.

    As to the "where do get a sword" question, isn't London pretty well lousy with museum's? For that matter is there anywhere in Whitechapel that's dedicated to Jack the Ripper? Sure it's an infamous moment in Whitechapel history, but you can't spell "infamous" without "famous." I know Salem eagerly exploits its witch trials to bring in tourists...
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    @rickiep00h the other side of Northern Indiana is still here, too.

    I love the thought of Kait having a Jeckyll/Hyde problem...especially after the last page of the LAST installment with a potential blonde victim being led off down the alley...classic misdirection...
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2009
    All in one piece here in Rochester. How about you? Missing any big monuments or body parts?

    @Mister Hex
    Don't let Toronto ever implode in on itself as I plan to move there in the somewhat distant future.

    Where does someone get a sword in Whitechapel?
    Maybe the same place Kait got her katana. Lots of people collect swords. Can't be that hard to find one.
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2009
    Helsinki is still on the map, although about 20°C colder than at the beginning of the week. Bugger.
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    Leicester and its surrounding area still hasn't imploded which is a shame.

    Currently watching the local election results and wishing I had a sword though.
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    stoke on trent reporting in - definatly implosion free, although it did try to rain just now.

    now all Kait needs in that last panel is a deerstalker and a pipe..
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2009
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Portland imploded briefly, hence funnel clouds and some blackouts, but those 50,000 people didn't need electricity anyway.
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    I guess if you're still here, Ariana, I'm still here. California must be in relatively one big piece.

    I guess the better question would be "where do you get a sword if you're not Jack?" because he's the one with a boat, exploring the sunken areas. I don't imagine it would be terribly easy for your average person to find a sword in this setting. Besides, if there is a museum about Jack the Ripper, would it have a sword in it, or a knife? Perhaps you could stumble upon a sword in someone's house, since some people have them (myself not excluded), or find a knife shop that carried them, but the chance of it not being sunken is slim.
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    North-East Scotland, intact. Rain bearing clouds, less so. Bloody precipitation.

    That's something. To my knowledge (correct me if i'm wrong, mind) I haven't seen it rain in FreakChapel yet. Side-effect of the flood?
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    McComb, Mississippi, US - "Armpit of the South" fully intact, in all of its grotesque, misbegotten glory.

    This episode:

    Right from the first panel, I'm awed by the detail of the gaping internal anatomy, overlaid as it is with blood spray
    The over the shoulder shot in panel two puts us right there with Miki, straining to review the info in her charts,
    then back to a tighter shot of Kait examining the neck wound: she leans in, and Paul makes sure we're leaning in with her.
    In short, page one: brilliant!

    love the investigative buddy-cop, scully-mulder action between Kait and Miki, and the transition to and introduction of Kait's "Secret HQ"

    I'm officially satiated until next friday. thanks.
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    hmm... after reviewing the comments, I am not on board with the "Kait's the Killer" theory.... although... shit! it is fuckin' plausible. I mean, who benefits most from a mysterious killing in Whitechapel? Why, Officer Kait of course! Everyone else has something to do, engaged in the rebuilding effort, as we were reminded last episode. A mysterious killing is just the thing to keep Kait occupied.

    Something tells me that's just a little too obvious at this point, though. No sooner has she declared "Case opened", then we're declaring "Case solved." Not the subtle and nuanced reveal of, say, the identity of the Fourth Man, for instance.
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2009
    @rickiep00h and buddharhubarbbutter

    Southern Indiana seems about as normal as can be expected. Guess we've pretty much got the state accounted for then, huh? Who knew there were so many of us on here?
    • CommentAuthorMrMonk
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2009 edited
    My little enclave in Central NJ was still there when I left the house. Now that it's lunch, I get to read Freakangels. Let's see if it the place is still there when I get back tommorow night.

    @twitch_ramirez Pleased to hear the the ground in Tucson is still where it's supposed to be. My sister's plane has to land on that ground tomorrow.
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2009 edited
    Melbourne continues to exist in roughly the same dimensions as yesterday, we may have collectively gained a few kilos but some of us are joining a gym soon so we'll be right.

    It really says something for the art that I can watch any amount of crime/murder dramas and go 'Yes yes and now they've hung him from his own entrails, how passe' but look at page 1 and go 'Ewwwwwwwwwww! Lookit that guy's neck! Gross!'