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    I'm honestly not sure what I enjoyed more, this week's episode or Citruscreed's posting.

    had a mostly good week, though had one of the night guys in my dept at work forget to lock up for the second time. Had to take away his key, which HUGELY decreases the amount of work he can actually do.
    Can't see him lasting another week. (am I nuts for thinking locking a door is a given, and doesn't require a regular reminder?)
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009
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    The thing is is that now I can't comment on how many people are talking about Luke's wang without talking about Luke's wang. Y'all are entirely too wang-centric. Considering, though, how often we've seen Luke without his pants, I'm surprised this is the first we've seen of it.

    Did they just squeeze the air out of him, boa constrictor-style? That's how it looked to me.

    Great ep, and I like the implication Caz makes, like you could add "Had we killed him, he wouldn't have done what he did to you." And then there'd be no Alice in Whitechapel! Sad panda!

    As far as my week, it's been pretty "eh." I finished a comic project only to hate the ending five minutes later, so that needs a rewrite, and I decided yesterday I was tired of futzing with my XP/Windows 7 dual-boot, so I wiped my system drive to put straight XP on it so I can use Pro Tools. I'm also waiting for my artist to get back from a trip to Alabama (don't ask) so I can see some character sketches for my first project... so that's exciting.

    Oh, and my daughter's been at the in-laws', three states away, for a week and a half and won't be back til July. You'd think I'd be spending my time better, but most of it is being spent admiring the silence and calm atmosphere. Which gets broken up by the striking union guys across the bridge, honking and whooping and hollering.
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    Go Caz!
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    Wheee, big cock in comics! About time somebody threw us homos a bone, errr, floppy…whatever.

    Seriously tho, I have been want to see them go all Domu on somebody. Way cool.
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    lol at everyone going mental over Luke's cock. It's a drawing of a penis ffs, I stopped laughing at that in GCSE Biology (that's a lie, cocks are still funny)


    I'm still interested in the hierarchy/relationship structure of the FA's and will be interested to see how this situation articulates that. I recall Karl and Connor (was it?) conversing in the veg garden about how they were the freak angels who got things DONE.

    But also, Doc FA (I'm so shit with names, irl and not irl) provided a moral compass when some of the Freak Angels wanted to lay the smackdown on those desperate refugees. It will be interesting to see how this Luke situation is dealt with. The FA's are essentially running a post apocalypse style commune of shared dependencies etc.

    Dealing with wrongdoers often poses the most difficult moral quandaries for self contained communes (A semi-hidden bunch of super-human violet eyed hardcases adds another layer of complexity :) )
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    Wait, the Freakangels clan believes in capital punishment?? This should get interesting...
    • CommentAuthorE0157H7
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009
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    Luke - living proof that there is a marked difference between knowing things and being smart.

    And I knew that his junk was going to be flapping around eventually. The goddamn stars were aligned and the tea leaves were jabbering incessantly this morning.
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      CommentAuthorseanarcher
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009
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    You know, this made me this made me think of an African tribe I read about a while ago.

    Apparently when some transgression against the tribe is made by one of its members, they put that person in the middle of a circle. Everyone in the tribe comes and, one by one, they each list off every good and decent thing they can think of about the transgressor. No mention is made of the crime. Simply the person is reminded by each person in their lives about all the good shit they've ever done. Then when the ceremony is over, the person is embraced by the tribe and allowed to return to their lives. The rate of crime within this group is extremely low.

    Of course, there's very little drama in all that. But I wonder what would happen to Luke if he was embraced and told his every living virtue instead of crushed under the weight of the Freakangels' wrath-y gravity.
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      CommentAuthorclairefun
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009
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    Brilliant, as ever. I'm excited to see what happens between the gang.
    My week..yeah, s'okay. Had my first allotment-grown meal and looking forward to a summer of not buying crappy airmiled pesticidal food from the shops, at last the hard work comes into it's own. Plus hubby and I are planning our first holiday without the 4 year old, and we're thinking Dorset / Devon border (with maybe a River Cottage trip thrown in too) so that's kinda exciting. Aside from that, I've been buying up every item of clothing from Ebay that'll fit and or suit me, so that's been kind of fun. For me. Maybe not for hubby.
    • CommentAuthorKen Kreisel
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009 edited
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    I loved it. Finally he has a little bit of what's coming to him. Oh and I love the reference to the first episodes of Mark wiping her head. I was watching a prison show on NatGeo and one of the female prison guards said it only takes 10 pounds of direct pressure to break the human penis. God I hope they broke his.

    Oh yeah and not to mention the artwork, as usual amazing. LOVE the panel of the two F.A's joining force and having them off of the panel frame was brilliant to show the signifigance of the event.
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    Well, Luke is a healthy boy. In one way at least.

    I like the notion of debate between the Freakangels on the topic of how to deal with one of their own who isn't mark (more than a year in and we haven't seen him yet?) and yet is still "an issue".
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    beat down that mother f'ing rapist!
    • CommentAuthorE0157H7
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009
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    @seanarcher - I doubt that Luke would give a damn. It seems like something that would work in a group of relatively equal peers, such as a small agriculture-based village. Luke, however, clearly has the Übermensch thing going on in his head, so even if the other Freakangles stood around and brought him up to speed, it probably would go right over his head. Getting the idea that he's too "good" to treat people like flies for him to pull the wings off across would probably be like trying to hammer a nail into armor plate.

    So when he misbehaves, he gets spanked instead. Everyone understands pain.
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      CommentAuthorthom_wong
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009
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    Now this is one I'd like to see the script for....
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009
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    Luke's been asking for this since birth. He got beat because he thought he was superior to Alice. I've got a feeling Luke is not the Whitechapel killer though.
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      CommentAuthorSamRiedel
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009
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    I will not comment as to my own views on capital punishment because that will bring up a whole shitstorm (and one that I have a feeling Warren will be dealing with in episodes to come).

    But I have a strong hunch that part of the Freakangels package is the inability to kill another Freakangel. Back in episode 10 Karl said he "took [Mark] out from a hundred yards away....I heard his brain die." Maybe this means that Freakangels can hurt each other, but a direct mental attack can't kill them, at least not permanently.
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009 edited
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    Damn, Luke... that's a nice FreakAngels package. And yes, very Corben-esque, flopping around like that ;)
    I wonder when the "pro-life" FAs will get there... and will they be too late, or will Kait have someone new to practice her power on?
    Also, I think Arkady should give him the rest of her overdose!

    How am I doing? I'm finally beginning to look my age (28- and most people assume I'm not old enough to drink). I don't think it's a GOOD thing, per se...
    Also, there is a murder of crows on my balcony. While I love crows, and their calls, I don't think it's a good sign.

    So to reply
    @ariana...
    I think it IS possible to have a bad day after this episode... but at least I'll have it to look back on, fondly when the day is through.
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      CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009 edited
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    @SamRiedel - We've also seen an instance of a Freakangel blocking out the rest with a tin foil hat.

    To boot - although this is entirely speculation - they all seem to wield a slightly different panoply of abilities and talents based on their own interests and personalities. For instance, Arkady is teleporting people around easily, but none of the rest seem able to do that trick at all. So it's within the realm of the possible that he learned a trick the rest hadn't 'thought' of.
    And being a total prick, he would have kept that to himself, wouldn't he?

    ( In fact, I'll even add that Luke has been obviously abusing his powers, but only a couple of the others seem to have even noticed, and only barely at that. So it's certainly possible that they have varied levels of sensitivity, and probably the ability to 'mask' themselves to some degree to boot - tin foil beanie or no. )

    I think it's perfectly possible for them to kill one another.

    I'm wondering though, just how EASY it would be, and what sort of collateral effects that sort of exchange would create...like say, flooding London?
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      CommentAuthorMelanieB
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009 edited
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    My thoughts are with Michael. Mark might have been an FA that explored his powers, like Arkady.

    I wonder what a brain dying would sound/feel like. A sudden cut off of activity? That could be a tin foil hat, or Mark merely getting out of range...heck, even shielding, which the others seem to be unable to detect another using.


    ..Michael's edit beat me :p Props to that, Michael, haha!
    • CommentAuthorEbony14
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2009
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    @Michael Furious: You know, given what Arkady said, I wouldn't be surprised if Kirk's tinfoil hat does nothing at all and the blocking was all his own ability, developed unconsciously as a result of picking up on Sirkka's school and KK's tendency to shag boys from Lambeth.

    Lovely episode all around.