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    Next week is a skip week. End of volume 3. =(

    However, there's the possibility that Warren is leading us down the Mark path just to fuck with us. I think it's slim, but a possibility all the same.
    • CommentTimeOct 9th 2009
    That would be amazing!

    End of a volume doesn't necessarily mean a skip week is next. It wasn't like that for the first one.
    • CommentTimeOct 9th 2009
    I've only just started reading FA, read the whole lot in the last couple of days, which has kept me up way too late and knackered for work I might add, and now I have to wait till next week on an ending like that?!

    Seriously excellent work guys, I will be waiting with baited breath for the next installment!
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    What's the betting that next week we get a splash page of Connor holding the samurai sword aloft saying "Look what I found! Don't I look cool posing like this?"

    But seriously - Connor as the Whitechapel killer. I never even considered that before but I am now.
    • CommentTimeOct 9th 2009
    No, no, no! I cannot entertain the thought that sweet Connor could be the Whitechapel killer...

    next week we get a splash page of Connor holding the samurai sword aloft saying "Look what I found! Don't I look cool posing like this?"

    but I CAN get behind thinking that! :)
    • CommentTimeOct 9th 2009 edited
    I'm slowly going back over the archives. So far as I can tell, it would be the most extreme case of "It's always the one you least suspect" if it's Conner. He's been nothing but helpful and kind. But noticeably absent in Vol. 3. So I don't know what to think.

    Goddammit, Ellis. *shakes fist*

    ETA: I decided to go back and check who calls Kait "Kaitlyn," just in case. Unfortunately, it's Arkady, KK, Miki, (who are all accounted for) and Connor (who currently is not). But Kait also introduced herself as "Kaitlyn" to the refugees, so double-goddammit.

    On the plus side, the hair does indeed appear not be Connor's. Connor's seems to be cut to a fairly uniform length, whereas Killer's seems a bit more straggled. But this might be pedantry. Triple-goddammit.

    Overthinking. Must stop.

    Please no skip next week.
    • CommentTimeOct 9th 2009 edited
    I DID notice Connor's absence... but... but... NOOOOooooOOO! Connor can't be! He's... he's tending to the chickenz! That's where we last saw him, right? We last saw him tending the chickenz with Jack... maybe that girl on page 3 IS Connor! Maybe Connor is a girl, and not the Whitechapel killer... I'm deluding myself too much now.
    • CommentTimeOct 9th 2009
    Great. Cliffhanger upon cliffhanger. ^_^

    Lousy day. My dad popped his knee out. Some issue with torn cartilage, so we wasted most of our day in a ER. Woo.

    Going to work on a small short film though for the next few days. Its a full speed or nothing weekend.
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    (that's the look of sheer joy on my face that cannot be expressed in words)

    And to top it all off, it snowed! Wonderful, beautiful snow!
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2009
    EEEeyyyayy!! I actually screamed just a tiny little bit on page 5 in my darkened, hushed house. So far I don't think I've roused anyone. So worried for...well, everyone! Eek! I think Alice is acting stupidly. How does making a decision in the blink of an eye stand in for intelligence? Surely she's aware that she's outclassed by a Freakangel and that Luke in particular *really* dislikes her. I hope she doesn't leave her high ground. Not surprised Jack has more than one gun. Pistols in the UK may be rare for the regular Englishman but police/military have caches of them. Any such that were raided would be empty and those that weren't would be...a trove. So, so scared for Kait. No matter who it is she would have to have ice water for blood to be ready for an attack. Maybe she does - she's been perfectly composed before - but this situation sounds like it's totally different as she's confronted by someone she wasn't necessarily expecting to see. That can be unbalancing.

    It's been a split week. Good times with the family - my MB is here!!! he goes back to Afghanistan in two days - but bad for myself. Yet another job that should have been MINE (if I can be a titch dramatic - yet accurate) slipped away. I don't know how the fuck to live my life, but it's rolling by anyhow and some parts aren't made wholly of suck. I don't quite know how to reconcile it all and pinning my hopes on a job keeps being a waste of time. Feh.
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    Fuckity Fuck Fuck
      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeOct 10th 2009
    Not only has Warren hooked us, he's landed us, driven the boat home, cleaned and gutted us, fed our guts to the cat, cooked a marvelous dinner out of us, had a few drinks and gone to bed. Us little fishies.
    • CommentTimeOct 11th 2009
    Just as I was getting off my Freakangel kick for the week (to the degree that I'm not drooling like a maddog by Friday morning) y'all drops this into my Friday mix getting me high and addicted all over again.

    This week's episode was orgasmic.

    I think it's Mark and I'm surprised because it seemed every shadow someone expected Mark was there and I was thinking wherever he was it likely was elsewhere plotting. But that shadow was telling..I looked closer at the shadow, as if it was a photo only to be reminded that it's not reality therefor not a photo.

    I hope my lovely Kait can fight in a tight spot. If she lives to see the day, her pride might be fatally wounded by the fact someone got close enough to chop her head clear off.

    I'm sure KK will live, though she ought to step up and realize if Arkady can hop in and out of places she can get herself to safely land without breaking any bones.

    Alice needs to rethinking trying to shoot Luke...he's a pisser, but a smarter more powerful than she is.

    Jack might get flack for it later but having guns in such a time is necessary.

    Looks like vol 4 will be opening us up to a whole new world of Whoa.

    I will look forward to meeting Mark (who likely I will like anyway because evil is so delicious) He might knock Connor off as my favorite.
    • CommentTimeOct 11th 2009
    Superb and damn you for keeping us hanging. I Mark hot or isn't he? XD

    I jest...of course. This is gripping stuff as always. Can't wait for the next installment!
      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeOct 11th 2009
    Alice has a long gun. She can shoot him from a considerable distance. And with the ropes, she can be on the street in a trice. And I'm no gun nut, but that's a pretty honking shotgun. Try healing THAT wound, fucker.
    • CommentTimeOct 11th 2009
    Dear lord Warren I'm about to have an ANEURYSM.

    "It never rains but it pours" I suppose <em>might</em> be the operative concept here as it were!
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    Mister Hex: that's not really how shotguns work.
    • CommentTimeOct 11th 2009
    SWORD FIGHT! Warren Ellis must like us.

    Next episode-whenever it may come- should be bloody good. Can’t wait to see how Kait’s sword skills are. Also, Alice seems to have fell into her position comfortably. It’s as if she’s been watching for crazy mind killers from atop a watchtower all her life.
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    crikey, that's a cliff hanger if ever i saw one...

    also, i've finally caught up with the plot, after about a year and a bit of being away from england and having slower internet than fred flinstone's dial up (which was probably some poor abused animal) i've managed to read 60something episodes the past two days while incarcerated in bed with flu.

    good to be back!
    • CommentTimeOct 11th 2009 edited
    Yea Alice, great impulse, but don't die, you retard, remember the last time you came up against a Freak Angel with murder in mind!!! Why does Freak Angels bring out multiple exclamation point disorder? Thanks for mentioning the image in the sword, I was looking at it as dried blood/rust/dirt, after Kait said, "Hmm, someone's at least tried to clean it", and just thought, well they didn't do a very good job! That's the cool thing about community, it's not the first time Whitechaplains have noticed things for me! At the beginning of the series KK was my favorite, (remember her going across the river for a shank?) She was cool and all steampunk, but she just hasn't had any character development in a long time, and now my favorite is Alice. I guess it's the risk of having so little opportunity for exposition per episode, and so many characters--some, like Conner, just go away for awhile, and some never will get the same character development as others. Anyone want to guess which are Warren's faves?

    anobii already lists volume 3 with a cover shot and an isbn. Clicking on buy now doesn't lead to any sellers yet.

    And amazon US and amazon Canada at least offer it for presale. The only thing that keeps me from ordering it right now is that it say limited edition hardback, but doesn't say if it's the signed edition. I hope this time that there's three or maybe four signatures, but the announcement on doesn't look like it, it just says dual signed limited to 1000, but hey, the flatting and coloring is amazing too! What about Alana and Kate Brown?