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    A storm coming from the same direction where two scumbags have been getting weapons from, sounds a bit connected.

    Things are alright here, caught in the rut of life as with anyone, but I'm alive and in good health :3
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
    @ Gekko -

    Portsmouth (I'm assuming UK, but I might be wrong) is my neck of the woods, so I will recommend Ian's Books & Comics on Albert Road, Southsea.

    They serve all my comics needs, and have plenty of Avatar stuff.

    Got Fell in the Waterstones on Commercial Road, though, what did you find?
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
    oooh FORESHADOWING. Love it.

    Did catch myself thinking "you know, Kait's got it this week" and then realized that it would be an awkward thing to think when someone was reading your mind. Think there was any sexual tension there at all? No?

    Fan - I enjoyed your comments on rehabilitationary justice! Makes a lot of sense in Whitechapel -- interesting contrast to the Boston colony, where I think I remember reading once (something about Scarlet Letter?) that one of the first damn things they did was build a solid jailhouse, though that takes both material resources and staff.
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
    I keep thinking of Luke chained up in the bottom of that open-air pool and wondering just how well the drain works?

    I've been enjoying watching this storm blow in over the past few episodes, and share the feeling that it might not be entirely natural...
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    What drain...?
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    Didn't look like an open-air pool to me; or not the kind you'd swim in... More like a cesspool, or one of those places where you put manure and piss and whatnot from the critters to rot and such until it can be taken away and turned into fertilizer, or maybe something to do with boats? (I am not boat-savvy).
    • CommentAuthorFan
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
    > Did catch myself thinking "you know, Kait's got it this week" and then realized that it would be an awkward thing to think when someone was reading your mind. Think there was any sexual tension there at all? No?

    The amount of midriff that she shows varies a few inches, more or less, sometimes. All of her talking this week was sideways-on or with her back to him (her never standing square-on facing him reminds me of various things including a video of Monty Roberts, that being a technique he uses to attract rather than threaten, when a horse that he's trying to gentle is confined into a lunging ring with him).

    There were a couple of subtitles, I thought. When he said, "You know where they got put, right? Back Church Lane?" and she says "Yeah I know.": that's subtitled "Yeah well *now* I know: thanks for thinking of it."

    [The other subtitle was when she said, "If she doesn't ... tell her no-one will find her body. Is that clear?": I thought that was subtitled by Mr Hex, saying "Yes, miss."]

    I wonder what's behind her facial expression on the first panel of page 3? I read it as shadenfreude (Wikipedia says for what it's worth that "a 2006 experiment suggests that men, but not women, enjoy seeing bad people suffer"). Maybe it's a "shit-eating grin", a convention in a comic to illustrate confidence in one's ability to win a fight. Or maybe it's the chance to be avenging angel, karma's ambassador, without there being any subsequent repercussions/regrets/push-back from the community. Anyway, it looks like some or other pleasure being unleashed, but I don't know which.
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    It's raining here in Columbus, Ohio, coincidentally as I read this new Freakangels ep. Awesome.

    Looks like important shit is about to happen... Whether it's Mark or not, I feel like things have been a bit slow in Whitechapel, so this should be an interesting few weeks.
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
    What drain...?

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    I feel like things have been a bit slow in Whitechapel

    People were getting shot in the legs a second ago! Heh.
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
    I love this calm moment with Kait... she's not so hot-headed at people here.
    Looks like this is... *puts on shades* the calm before the storm.

    Also, I hope Luke doesn't drown.
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    I loved this episode as always, but in page 4 panel 2 the word "to" seems to be missing from the first word balloon.
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
    I noticed that too.
    You should stick that Here.
    • CommentAuthorDatDude
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
    Ok so maybe she is a bit nuts if she goes looking for this " friend out side town" alone. We've seen Freak Angels fight each other and its not pretty. Mark could be their waiting
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
    Can I say the last panel almost made me cry? That was fucking BEAUTIFUL. Art team, you fucking rock. Alice actually looks like a wonderful human being now. All of page 6 was great, but that last panel is amazing.

    The week? Meh. Buggered about, mostly. Added a tiny bit to my shitty novel, applied for a library job. Next week, I'm sure, well be more of the same sort of garbage. Not complaining, just getting tired of eight months of monotony. I don't keep myself busy enough.
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009 edited
    @filmfan you're not wrong at all!
    Thanks mate, but i'm back in Old Frogland now. But gee, i wish i knew about your Ian's Books & Comics because I slept in a B&B in Granada Road which seems to not be far from this great bookshop of yours. Anyway, I'll be back in Portsmouth one day or another and try that store. Thank you.

    About current episode, and Sir pOOh's comment: I'm haunted by that last panel too. I've been reading todayn, been watching my holiday pictures, been to ikea to buy more shelves, but that last panel has kept popping in my head.
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
    What I wouldn't do for some rain 'round here. Ugh.

    It was beautiful watching the wind pick up and tousle their hair then, from one panel to the next - not even a different page! - the rain starts in sheets. lovely!
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    Warren has ruined monthly books for me by writing a weekly so well that I want everything this way. And I just adore what Paul did with the light and shadows this week.
    • CommentTimeAug 28th 2009
    Always a great start to my week. I thought there was a drain as well. Heh.
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    Absolutely astounding - this is just one of the v. best things in comicsdom/land right now. And I love the way the dialogue and art combine so skilfully and beautifully so we can read off the 'subtitles' as Fan suggests, from the facial expressions and bodily stances. And indeed, foreshadowing in the shadow of the storm ...!

    As for me, it was my last day as head of dept yesterday - all a bit anti-climactic (no weeping or gnashing of teeth, no young women clutching my ankles begging me not to go ...) but the important thing is NO MORE MANAGEMENT MADNESS!!! At least not for the next two years as I indulge in a charity sponsored phil-fest.