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    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    I like the 'kids on the run' aspect to the past couple episodes. I've always thought that that was an effective fantasy type. It has a free and rebellious spirit to it -- stories where the young people are more powerful or more spirited than the powers-that-be, and said powers want to control them. Most of the time, though, stories like that are framed in such a way that the authorities are the only threat. In this case, we know that the kids will be the proximate cause of the calamity.

    Just had an idea: what if the gov't is right? What if they're chasing the kids because they know they're having trouble controlling their powers? I don't think the story will go that direction, but it's just a thought.
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    Excellent, new edition of Freakangels. I am dying to know why, what looks like both the police and military, are trying to kill them. Yes, I know they have freaky dangerous powers, more than enough of an excuse, just like to know the reasons.

    Also, here in El Centro, Ca. We are experiencing a chilly 47 degrees F. this morning. Had to wear a light jacket:)
    • CommentAuthorarvandor
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    Beautiful action sequence. Does great in showcasing both the Freakangels power and Mark's ruthlessness.
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    Yeah, Mark is really coming into his own here. I think we might be getting the set up as to why the other FA's expelled him. It's great to see the contrast between luke's petty grubby misuses of power and Mark's grand bastadry that is almost admirable.

    I tink the writing and artwork over the past two eps reflected that. Luke is a pinch-faced little poser and Mark a clear-eyed and calm character. The scarier of the two is Mark imo. Always fear the one with power who truly BELIEVES he is right.

    I can't quite work out what is happening in the final frame, (poor eyesight is a curse) but are the FA's collapsing a building?
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009 edited
    Enjoying the extended flashback, but every week I still can't wait to see what happens to the cliffhanger we left behind.

    A new weekend beginning and a new on the horizon. A unusual family gathering for Thanksgiving next, Thursday. A couple of gigs fell into my lap so at least I'll be busy.

    Chicago is still fairly warm for the season (no snow yet)

    See you on black friday for next week.
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    My ongoing theory is the FA package is some government/military experiment (neurochemical? genetic manipulation? that part I don't dare guess) tried on these guys, I suspect, because they were born at the same time in the same place and thus likely had the same doctors seeing to their deliveries. I believe they hit their teenage years and their powers started taking off along with other bodily functions and at the same time their teenage rebellion kicked in... I would like to know what exactly brought about a. leaving the project and b. brought the military after them with full armaments. Did they do something on their way out or (as it sounds so far) is the military just determined not to let them live on the outside?

    Didn't sleep last night and in part sleep dep, part caffeine haze I'm glad about this. I hate sleep. Robs my time and typically gives me dreams that make me grind my teeth. Still, I come up short realizing I have zillion problems and no idea how to solve them. Still no job, no way to control my life. Don't get how this is my life.

    Weather report: chilly to a (southern California) native; temperate and pretty to a foreigner. Perfectly seasonal.
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    Don't want to sound whiny about weather - I'm a native Angelino - and it got cold last night. We survived. And I get to buy warmer clothes for January in Tokyo. Heh.

    I like the "PUSH" we saw. Wonder what would happen to the world if London and Hawaii swapped spots?
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    RE: BOODOFFSTAGE: "Yes, I know they have freaky dangerous powers, more than enough of an excuse, just like to know the reasons."

    Maybe the horror is there were no reasons.
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    @razrangel good theory.

    It's pretty warm in East Tennessee, I broke a sweat walking to class this morning.

    Wondeful episode, as always.
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    Not quite frozed, but working on it. Not going to crack 50 this weekend (that's 10 for you furriners with your base 10 measuring systems), which is chilly even for those of us up in this corner this time of year.
    • CommentAuthorSilhouette
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    I too loved page four. Loved the effect of their psychic wall, and I love rag-tag groups working together. Even though they all know one another they're still not working quite in tandem yet. I wonder why Jack and Sirrka had to only push the building and not the rest?

    I'm enjoying the flashbacks very much so. =) The art is wonderful as usual.

    As for me, I was sick for a day and a half. The weather here is pretty mild considering I live in KS and it's November, it should be colder. Crazy hehe.

    I saw New Moon last night with my friends at midnight. That's all I'll say about that. =)
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    I like the escalation from the police to the military - it hints at the freakhysteria that might well be gripping the authorities - anyone and everyone has been sent after these kids. And it's weird to see that look of grim, businesslike determination on Caz's face when she tells Jack and Sirrka to push. She seems fully convinced that whatever they do from this point on Simply Needs To Be Done.

    My week has been a mixed bag - had some time off work with faulty brain issues last week, but was treated very kindly by my colleagues on my return. I'm on some relatively mild meds that I don't need to take all the time, and things are looking ok in a 'I worry I might feel grey matter leaking out of my ears at any moment' kind of way. Still, fun things afoot this weekend, so I will have plenty of fuel with which to kick against the pricks. The weather here is foul, without even having the courtesy to be moody and dramatic about it.
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    Ohhh, things are starting to go BOOM!

    Week has not been bad. I have been revoltingly sappy since last weekend's successful 'subtlety is for the weak' shenanigans. My flatmate may shortly smother me with a pillow but I think she's waiting to see if the weather tonight finishes me off first. I'm about to go have a nap and then we will be joining the queue of people outside the RCA in London for the Secrets Exhibition sale. Doors open at 8am tomorrow, I'll be there around midnight. Thank god for smartphones because I'll at least have some internet. I have even bought a camping stool this year. And plan to wear about six pairs of socks.
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    Cloudy, 50 F today in South Bend, Indiana. Unusual for us, to be sure, but they say next weekend will have high suckage for us. Lovely.

    Anyone else having a little trouble picking out who's who in the younger group?
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    Page six is confusing me - I thought the short purple hair was Arkady and the long purple hair was Sirkka. Was I getting it backwards?
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    So completely on. This volume's probably gonna my favorite Freakangels volume. That is all.
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    Paul makes head squishing look amazing.Freakangels is keeping me sane inbetween looking for steady work A huge thank you to Warren,Paul and everyone involved. and the weather in north east PA is nice during the daytime hours but as soon as that sun goes down its tits cold,makes smoking almost a chore,almost
    • CommentAuthormunin218
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2009
    A bit chilly today, yes.


    i likes today's installment, yes.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2009
    neat...I needed that..

    My nerves are shot. I'm generally as crazy as a bed bug and tend to try to keep my life as calm as possible, because the smallest obligations send me into a fucked up ball of tizzy.
    So today I've got to make pounds of mash taters for this girlscout thanksgiving dinner thing...I really really don't like socializing with the other parents. most people in this town don't like us very much because we owned a less than normal comic book store for about three years, and the regular townies were kinda afraid of us, or thought we were moral degenerates who would corrupt their children.
    Also, yesterday the slum building in town where a bunch of my friends lived caught on fire and burnt to the ground. A family with two little ones, four girls and my friend Dallas (definitions defy him/her) lost everything but their pets (thank god they managed to save them), so I'm gathering all the clothes and supplies we can spare and maybe offering our extra room to one of the girlies for a few weeks until they can get back on their feet.
    • CommentAuthorSaiFai
    • CommentTimeNov 21st 2009
    I can see why Luke doesn't like Helicopters and Searchlights. Nothing like being hunted by the military. That's always a fun reaction we one has superpowers. Can't wait for more action shots.