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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2009
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    @mister hex - I believe we're on a 24-episode cycle, so by my maths, 11 eps til the end of Volume Three.

    Obviously, someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2009
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    UPDATE - No Quincy today, as they're showing the wretched Legend of Kung Fu (shot in Toronto in the 90's).

    And I'm looking forward to some great two-handed dialogue scenes between Kirk & Luke. (And no, I don't mean a beating but okay, yes, that too.)
    • CommentAuthorSarracenia
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2009
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    This probably won't make me popular, but I side with Sirkka on the question of what part of being raped would make your life better. If you stop to consider the sheer amount of damage that rape does and that it will affect a person negatively for the rest of their lives, how does surviving it make them a better person? Yeah it takes guts to rebuild your life, learn to trust again (if you ever do) and carry on after an experience that renders you powerless in your own body in the most 'you' place you have; but how does that make your life better? Life has so many challenges to throw at you anyway that rape really is unnecessary - so to speak.

    Also, from a purely practical point of view, in the FA Whitechapel they need as many functional people as they can get if they're genuinely planning to create civilisation.
    • CommentAuthorQuixotess
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2009
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    Hex: I don't think having a bunch of pregnancies at the same time makes the strategy feasible. Each pregnancy still requires months of extra feeding which is certainly in excess of what you get back from eating an infant, even one that's been nursed for a month or so. The infants of starving mothers will certainly not weigh more than ten pounds, as healthy birthweight for a 37-40 week old newborn is between 6 pounds 2 ounces and 9 pounds 2 ounces. (2.8-4.1KG)

    Additionally, the mother's mobility will suffer for months, she will be less able to contribute to finding food for some time--even more so when you are keeping her captive, obviously--and the labor may kill her. Then you've just been feeding lots of food to a woman who is now dead and cannot pay it back, except in seven measly pounds of meat. I understand that babies are meat that come from, say, grain and fruit, but if meat is what you're after, and you're not shying away from cannibalism or "rape camps," it is clearly more efficent to kill and eat an adult.
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2009
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    but if meat is what you're after, and you're not shying away from cannibalism or "rape camps," it is clearly more efficent to kill and eat an adult


    But with that kind of thinking we wouldn't have lovely & tender lamb shanks, just 'orrible old tough-as-boots Mutton chops.

    nb. I am not an advocate of Rape Farms, baby eating, or cannabilism in general, before anybody takes me seriously
    • CommentAuthorUrbanAngel
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2009
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    My eyes are always automatically drawn to the words in comic strips - it's very hard for me to change my focus and look at a picture overall. So when I started reading the first panel and then suddenly noticed they were sat on Luke, it was quite funny!
    • CommentAuthormc2
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2009
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    Perhaps in rape camps, baby farms for food, efficiency isn't the point.
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      CommentAuthorBexx B.S.
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2009
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    jesus... I forget that in FreakAngels time it's only been a week or so.. DAAAAAaamn!
    • CommentAuthorQuixotess
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2009
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    mc2: what is the point?
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    Perhaps in rape camps, baby farms for food, efficiency isn't the point.

    Applying the logic of a well-lit room with a stocked fridge in proximity to horrifying soul-crushing nightmare starvation scenario is never going to be satisfying.

    People in extremis are rarely good with the resource management.
    • CommentAuthorQuixotess
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2009 edited
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    ....uh. In the actual lives of actual people living in poverty globally, right now, in this world, are there *many* examples of people farming babies for sustenance?
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    ....uh. In the actual lives of actual people living in poverty globally, right now, in this world, are there *many* examples of people farming babies?

    North Korean famine in the 90's, some of the more savage famines in Africa.

    Again, I don't think this is meant to be a formalized idea.
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    ....uh. In the actual lives of actual people living in poverty globally, right now, in this world, are there *many* examples of people farming babies?

    Farming babies would appear to be historical fact, given archaeological evidence of recent years. Growing children for food would appear to be in our primitive genetic record.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2009
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    Based on the recentr historical record (e.g. Bonsia) the purpose of rape camps isn't to produce food in the most economci way possible.

    It's to;

    1. Force ALL supporters of The Cause to participate in the worst crimes of The Cause, so they can't back out later.

    2. To humiliate not just the immediate victims but their male kin and their spouses; and

    3. to demonstrate your absolute power over The Enemy.

    Eating the progeny is really just an added bonus.
    • CommentAuthorSavantis
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2009
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    Farming babies would appear to be historical fact, given archaeological evidence of recent years.


    Truly? Any links/references...? It'll be interesting to see how real life baby farms worked out... because its not making sense in my head now - my guess is that the farms usually collapse after a few months due to the inefficiency pointed out by Quixotess, which would mean the Freakangels stormed the baby farm when it was in its infancy..(pun intended)..before people realized how dumb they were or ran out of food for all those mothers.

    The whole eating babies debate reminded me of Jonathan Swift's Modest Proposal (http://art-bin.com/art/omodest.html), which tries to prove that eating babies is a perfectly rational method to deal with overpopulation. =)

    Seems like poor people procreate more - I guess that doesn't make sense either since the more babies you have, the harder it is to feed them and their mother during pregnancy..
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    I don't keep a link to everything I've ever read, sorry.
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    Farming babies would appear to be historical fact, given archaeological evidence of recent years. Growing children for food would appear to be in our primitive genetic record.


    we should all know by now that we can count on warren to do his research and get the facts straight, historically and otherwise. I'm sure there's historical support for the mention of the 5 freed rape victims killing themselves as well.

    I'm surprised no one here has pointed out that, in this episode more than any other, warren seems to be giving voice to the debates and opinions that have raged in these forums for the last three weeks re: sirkka's "rape care" and kait's torture chamber. (not that warren didn't have it all plotted out to begin with. please don't read this as an invitation for arse eels) but all of the speculative rationalizations that we piled up on either side of both these arguments are now effectively, and in-story, laid to rest. phew! not to mention jack's "not allowed to have an opinion" opinion. I've always been sympathetic to this point when it comes to issues dealing with the uterus (rape, abortion, natural child-birth, etc)

    speaking of jack, I was as amused as Alice at the setup for the Freud joke. lol.
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    The contrast between the talk between Alice and Jack and the heated discussion in the background was nice. The content as well, of course. It deals sensibly with a sensible topic. Can't decide which side I would be on. Kind of a "red pill, blue pill"-dilemma. By the way, the whole "baby for food"-discussion reminded me a something a never understood about the "Matrix" - feeding the dead to the living - how's that supposed to work?
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2009
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    @Citizen Freak - From a digestion/nutrient standpoint, meat is meat, whether it comes from animals or humans.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2009
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    Powerful comic. And it is nice to see "rape crime" isn't "either or" for the 'Angels.

    As to the "Greeting Room" - at least Arkady doesn't say it's human poo, so it is theater to weaken and persuade.