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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
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    It's Friday, and we're back to FREAKANGELS.

    G'morning, Whitechapel. I love costco. I've got a flat of red bull in my fridge -- a flat, really, it's the most beautiful bottom shelf ever -- so I should make it through the day weekend week. How's everyone else?
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
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    Yay! That's how I am.

    That Kait's not mental. She's a detective.

    Love how the rain started.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009 edited
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    So, Kait's going to be hunting down the bad guys in a storm next week? I wonder if someone is controlling the weather too.

    It's Notting Hill carnival this weekend. Going to check out Rico Rodriguez with The Trojans on Sunday and possibly Mick Jones with The Rotten Hill Gang on Monday, depending on how I feel and the weather. Got to decide whether to take a 9 month old baby along, or hope my wife decides to stay at home. Might take him up there for the quiet bit on Sunday, take him home and then head out again. Going to be poor this month as the first payment on my wife's new car is due and the nursery realised they hadn't charged us for the 3 weeks in July when my wife first went back to work, so another £400 to find.
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      CommentAuthormoali
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
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    survived (almost) the british pre-bank holiday work week.

    so good.

    hows you?
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      CommentAuthorhmobius
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
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    Well I got some news this week that's going to mean changing job, location and (probably) lifestyle. So that'll be interesting and I'm starting to look for new work. Don't suppose Avatar needs anyone else techy besides you Ariana?
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    I was wondering if she was going to leave that knife laying there...
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      CommentAuthorfionchadd
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
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    So any thoughts on who this "guy outside" will turn out to be? Someone already in the story, or someone totally new?
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      CommentAuthorGekko
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009 edited
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    Mmmm someone totally new might look a bit too easy deus ex fuckina.

    Great setting expected, soaked manhunting in the storm. Paul is gonna have a ball with that environment. Come on Paul, please don't die of exhaustion.

    Hello Ariana. I was in Portsmouth this week but I couldn't find a bookstore with Avatar Press in it. Only a Waterstone, yet with Dynamite stuff (so I hope the Avatar books were already sold out there, I hope)
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    I loved the weather effects. Meticulous attention to detail. Bravo.
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    holy fuck! is that what passes for "foreshadowing" these days?!? "big storm coming in from the northwest" indeed... translated: strap in kiddies, it's about to blow the fuck up! WOO HOO!!!

    @fionchadd and Gekko: think Mark. he's the storm that's been brewing since episode 1.

    and my week has revolved around repeatedly listening to the Ballad of G.I. Joe and laughing my ass off! (at work I keep it cued to 2:45, the Destro and Baroness part. it has become my official celebration music when I make a sale). that's what passes for excitement since my girlfriend's out of town this week. can't wait until she gets back so we can go to out for Mexican again...

    also, last night, started my little brother's education in Tarantino history with Reservoir Dogs. he exhibited the appropriate response, so now we know that a) the movie stands up over time, and b) my bro's got decent taste in film.
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      CommentAuthorremotepush
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
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    @fionchadd yeah the obvious guess is going to be mark. no doubt it could be a twist to not be. but seems best bet.

    had short week at work after a week at the edinburgh festival. though knackered today.
    was good for me that last week was a skip week, since i wasn't online that week at all.
    and good to see new stuff this, good stuff, yum.
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      CommentAuthorLBA
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
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    shit's about to get really damn serious

    I hope Kait survives, there's something about someone with a pathological drive for justice that is just so damned sexy!
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      CommentAuthorLokiZero
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
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    I heart Kait.

    Lots of beer and vodka and d&d last night, feeling pretty awesome right now.
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      CommentAuthorfionchadd
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
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    *Waves to remote* hey there :-)

    Yeah Mark is the obvious choice, but I dunno...maybe a bit too obvious? It just seems that if he's got all of these powers, he'd maybe be going at this a different way. Who were the guys who attacked in force in boats - quite near the beginning? I remember they'd never attacked in such numbers before, but I don't think that went anywhere further at the time
    • CommentAuthorcjtremlett
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
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    Page 4, panel 4 shot of Kait. Wow! I agree with LBA; she's damn sexy! I love that perspective, too. I wonder if she had time to get completely dried out from Arkady dumping her in the water before the rain hit. I think there was enough time in there? Maybe?

    Looks like storms come in fast in this post-crash world. It's raining here right now, too, but a much gentler rain. It's been alluded to that the crash changed the weather - I wonder how much, and how? Was the flooding from the crash itself, or from fast, intense storms like the one that's hitting now in the comic? Or maybe I just have rain on the brain.

    Wonderful stuff as always, folks!
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
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    Detection and "a storm is coming." Awesome birthday present, thanks.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
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    "a storm is coming
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    well sombre.

    Warrem, Paul - the darkness. BRING IT.

    I'm my usual cheery self. Ariana - my advice is, drop some Jaegermeister into one of those Red Bull's, the sun's over the yard-arm.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
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    Oh, great, now he can control storms.
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    @JohnJones

    Happy Birthday?
    • CommentAuthorFan
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
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    I liked the "take her to see Miki, and then Karl": it seems to me like social rehab, more than punishment; maybe criminal or anti-social impulses are a consequence of social isolation, and curable by social interaction. I think that "community service" is often handed down by courts as a sentence in real life - I wonder how good that is, both for the people involved and for the community service in question (I've heard that armed forces would rather have fewer volunteers than more conscripts, but that's something of a different situation).

    I really admire the way Kait's delegating, too: she's assuming (probably rightly) that Miki, Karl, and this man are all willing and able to help this person (a bit like 'good cop/bad cop').

    The wind is picking up: which feels thrilling.