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  1.  (6816.21)
    Wow. Luke didn't kill him. I'm... surprised.

    Given what Luke said about their powers in 68, it seems that he would know better than to really provoke the rest of the group by killing Kirk.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
    Yeah, I'd expect they'd be able to turn him inside out while he was still alive.

    And then do horrible things to him.
    • CommentAuthordaecabhir
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
    What I am a little surprised about is that this exchange between Kirk and Luke has gone unnoticed / unacknowledged by the other Freakangles. I would have thought that as much pain and anguish that both Kirk and Luke are going through, at least one of the others (Arkady?) would have picked up on it.

    Late for work (again) - and where am I? White Chapel!
    • CommentAuthorFan
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
    Kirk so deserved that; his behaviour towards Luke has been horrific. Do you think he'll repent now, learn a lesson and be nicer, even polite? Faint hope.

    If he loses consciousness now, though, he'll drown quite soon.

    I like the way that water's drawn (2nd panel on page 1, and sheeting down the ramp on page 4).
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
    My God, Paul, you've out done yourself! Take a victory lap won't you! I was already worried for Kait but that fish eye is freaking me out. Even if it's just a different way to view things and not a security camera (powered with what? who has a monitor?) it's damn creepy in a situation that's so tense it's squeaking.

    My thoery on Luke is that this is part of his "we're above them" mentality. He can be perfectly dismissive about violating a norm - but hurt a Freakangel worse than they've hurt him? What kind of barbarian would do that? It's a very "more equal than others" superior race mentality. I'm always relieved when something, anything, keeps one person from killing another but this hardly means Luke has improved in my estimation. BTW - now the fucker is armed. More than he was already. If he leaves Whitechapel that could potentially be the worst thing for the 'Angels.

    I'm ok. Off in a little bit to help my mom at her classroom. Late night last night with good friends. Only upright this morning because I didn't drink much and the coffee has extended to three cups. My very own the-gods-are-saying-something miracle.
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
    Ellis, you fucker!!
    You've done it again... Yer like a heroin dealer that won't sell you enough to even cure the sickness of a hardcore junkie... Maybe i should let my system "spindry" for a few weeks and then go for the big catchup hit of a few weeks at once. It'll be just like the first time...
    I guess i'll read Vol2 again (the dead tree version, thanks FANEXPO) until the shakes are gone...
    Episode 69... thought there would be more sex in it, ya know... ah, well, not my party, i'm just happy to be here.
    • CommentAuthorMrMonk
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
    Bagel cream cheese, big cup of coffee and Freakangels. The boss is out today, so I can start my Friday easy.

    It's a small thing, but I was struck by the transition from Luke walking out of the pit toward the outside world to Kait walking deeper into the confines of the wrecked house. The back views of both characters and the fall of water into the hallway made the change smooth and seemed to tie the danger in the two sequences together. How will Luke's situation and Kate's be tied together as the story progresses?
  2.  (6816.28)
    Ignoring the opinion that Kirk needs an attitude adjustment...

    The last time, I can recall, we saw a fisheye view was when Luke was using his powers on the poor girl he raped. If it holds true, this could be a sort of from the FA point of view when the package is in use. I.E. Mark concealed and observing, about to unleash Freak-powers? Though it doesn't feel to me like he'll be there... maybe I'm just skeptical because it's been so long since the threat of him was introduced in the beginning, I've grown lazy toward the threat of Mark (as have the FA, of course). It will probably be another "norm" hiding in some crawl-space or nook above and behind her.

    @daecabhir - yeah, waiting for one to turn up... having known what was going on and swooping in to save the day.

    As always gentlemen, beautiful work, thank you. And, of course, thank you Ariana!
  3.  (6816.29)
    It's been a weird week. This is my first time on the computer this week (work leaves me too tired to go to the library). My grandfather watched Biggest Loser and has decided that I am to lose weight and am now banned from ice cream and have to go on a walk daily. I lost my job due to the recession - they'd hire me back as soon as they could afford to but they're a family run business that isn't even really paying themselves so... I have to look for a new job. Otherwise I think I'm getting more and more of my creative mojo back and damn is it pretty around here, even if it is almost fall.

    I'm very curious to see what's going to happen next with Kait. I also wonder why none of the other freakangels are catching on what went on between Luke and Kirk.

    Oh and thank you to the Belkin modem east of Ariana!
    • CommentAuthorMrMonk
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
    It doesn't seem all that long, in the time frame of the story, since we were first told about Mark. By my count, we've only seen a few days, with an uncounted break between the time that the new people were brought in and the dead body was found. Considering the apparently small amount of work that's been completed, I wouldn't say that the break was more than a few weeks.

    That said, the "fish-eye" could very well signal that one of the killers watching Kait from above. Or it could be Mark using a "norm" as his eyes.
  4.  (6816.31)
    "thank you anonymous Belkin modem somewhere east of Ariana" (And thankyou Ariana! Hope you get a new modem and everything happy again soon!)

    Enjoying this week's eppy great. Kait in the spooky house just in time for autumn. I ordered volume 2 with my local store. Hoping it'll get in soon, so it can sit on the shelf next to the rest.

    My room's clean finally; I can't find a thing :P
    • CommentAuthorDan Kelly
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
    Great episode.

    My tuppence on the "Fish Eye" is that it is a door security peephole, rather than a "camera" per-se. That'd stop the need for any technology beyond what we've seen before in W/C.

    So a peephole from a hidden room.

    Either than or the "Eye-of-Sauron"

  5.  (6816.33)
    @MrMonk - When so much happens in such a little amount of time, things get "set on the back burner". After discovering that Mark was causing problems, they fell under seige twice and then took in a bunch of new people that needed treating and housing. They also started a bunch of new projects. I don't think they have been thinking about Mark much in the few weeks we've seen. They may be now, since Luke's behaving like him, I hope they are. ...Besides, I meant long to us, not them. How many months has FreakAngels been going for? Yeah, it's been a while since the "threat of Mark" was introduced.
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
    My initial thought about the fish-eye lensing this episode was that someone was perhaps remote-viewing the scene - it seems a bit high up to be a peephole, and Kait seemed fairly confident she was alone with the place when she entered.

    Of course, if it is someone remote viewing, then that someone obviously is a Freakangel.
    • CommentAuthorBluebear
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009 edited
    Registered an account to specifically say this, as no-one has seemed to notice/think of it before.

    As much of a dick Luke is, I get the feeling that he wanted to help Kirk in someway, considering his brief talk with Kirk on how the Angels had never explored the true limits of their package (Arkady excluded of course). It seems that Luke wanted Kirk to further his powers by telling him to concentrate on pushing the bullet out? Would Kirk have had prior knowledge on how to do this? If so, then thats this theory blown out of the water.
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
    so: "thank you anonymous Belkin modem somewhere east of Ariana"

    Luke has his own agenda that doesn't include wasting energy when he doesn't need to and setting himself up for something more interesting later? strategy is elusive to me, but not to fuckers like Luke.

    Hope Kirk heals quickly and why oh why is Kait being watched by a fish on the wall? (yeah. I know it's a camera. but still.)

    Today is a day of interacting with the world and maybe getting more hours at work. Not that I'll get the money for them before the collection agency does, but I don't dispute the debt and it saves me writing a check every month, so ...

    Happy weekend, Whitechapel.

    Thanks for being here.
  6.  (6816.37)
    GAAHHH TOO SHORT THIS WEEK!!!! Create faster, you fools!!! Damn. What a good one. What's in those bins? only time will tell... thanks buddies.
  7.  (6816.38)
    @Bluebear - I think Luke's tactics were mostly to distract Kirk... also it would be to his advantage if Kirk didn't die, since that would call down the wrath of ALL the FA. His instructions to Kirk were, in my opinion, merely to keep him from actually perishing.
    • CommentAuthorDatDude
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
    1.) Thank you anonymous Belkin modem somewhere east of Ariana!

    2.) The fish eye bit in the last panel reminds me of a camera lens.

    3.) OK so Lukes not as arogent as I though and isnt doing something that would make the others form a hippie circle of freaky death .
    • CommentAuthorfod_xp
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2009
    The last two episodes have been quite good. Mr. Duffield has really outdone himself with these past twelve pages. I literally "reread" each page at least three times, in addition to reading it the first time. Let's just say the other three times I was so captivated by Mr. Duffield's art that I forgot there were speach bubbles in some of the panels.

    I would give both my nuts to be able to produce art like this!!!