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    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
    It's Friday, it's FREAKANGELS. With a page 7 of fun NEW stuff for your holiday shopping.

    G'morning, Whitechapelians. All the Americans: Did you have a good Thanksgiving, or were the inevitable family meltdowns at least amusing? Americans again: You're *not* daft enough to be leaving this house this morning for Black Friday shopping, are you? There's just nothing you need that much. Everyone that's not Americans: ... You guys are so much more sane. Did you have a nice Thursday? Are you planning a lovely weekend?
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
    Oooh! I hope it's not a skip week next week! I foresee destruction in next week's episode.

    Thursday was a normal London Thursday. Tomorrow I plan to go buy a WW2 uniform for a costume party next year and then spend the rest of the weekend playing WoW, although I suspect my wife has higher expectations of me.
      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
    heh, the freaky angels of destruction. Mark + Luke get all the best lines. IN THE PAST.
    + nice bag, oh for a bit of the disposable stuff
    Am just cresting hour 29 of uninterrupted consciousness here but I beat the deadline and got my last submission before Christmas in on time. Pretty happy with it too, which is always better. My desk is just a seething angry ocean of rumpled notes and crumpled cans of a certain officially sanctioned energy drink.
    Now it's just those 3 exams in the next fortnight that I need to worry about.
    I have now seen this week's Freakangels, there is nothing further to keep me from - let's face it - a dizzyingly precipitous spiral into sweet sweet oblivion.
    Oh it was thanksgiving, right. Excellent news. There must be a "let's talk turkey" feedline somewhere... surely.
    Shopping? nope. Lovely weekend? well, let's not rule anything out quite just yet.
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
    Eek, i was so engrossed, when i got to page 7 I thought- dammit, yer've shortened it and slipped an advert in (well, 'dammit' is a bit milder than what I actually said!)...
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    I agree, punch!

    As I don't eat real food, Thanksgiving was pretty mellow. Just enjoyed the day and was thankful for life.

    Ordered a pull over with hood, that looked cool. Thanks guys for the awesome STUFF!
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
    Run away! Pages of run away! Totally gripping. I agree with citruscreed. PUNCH IT!

    (also, citruscreed, congrats on finishing the Project, whatever it was).

    The journey into The Past has been enormously exciting so far. Love where this is all going.

    I'm putting the finishing touches to my first ever solo EP. This makes me very, very happy indeed. A low-level weekend of typing stuff up, checking the mastering on all the tracks, and avoiding the confusing beast that is ROMANCE for me, I think.
    • CommentAuthorDan Kelly
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
    i am eating a christmas turkey sandwich

    Last night was My Life Story playing a stormer. I am a tad peaky.

    FreakAngels however has made me smile muchly
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
    Evil, evil, evil! Cliffhangers are evil!

    Good episode, though.
    • CommentAuthorCassius
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
    Trolled hard.
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
    My Thanksgiving was wonderful; visiting my sister here in the UK, which meant my actual Thanksgiving was spent pub-crawling, for which I am truly thankful.

    Also meant I had to wait till past noon my time to see the new episode, which was less fun (: but the waiting was, as always, TOTALLY worth it.

    Which reminds me: THANK YOU ARIANNA for being, or getting, up at 4 to publish the new episodes for us poor souls. You're awesome!

    Big turkey dinner tonight, will be fun. Been cooking half the day, life is good.
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    Lovely new episode to read upon returning home from work, and I'm glad I had some spare change to throw at the bag (extra 50% of cost just for shipping Down Under).
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    Talking about my week would violate the anti-lacrimation statute, so I shant.

    As for the episode - very cool. Nice explanation of the origin of "FreakAngels", great shadows on page four and interesting that they all seem to have to touch to set up a decent sized shield (just like back in the FreakCave).

    Remind me - How long is it till next Friday?
    • CommentAuthorthud
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
    page 7 was not page 7 !

    beautiful episode anyway.
    I think its better that there's still time and space for talking about it- before the Big Event happens. So much to find out about everything at this most crucial moment.
    -for that matter,
    when is somebody going to tell the authorities to shut up and get stuffed?
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
    The awsomest bag to lambast the ears of evil-doers will be my January the first present to the world. er me.
    it'll be used to fight art-crime. or such. I just wanted it. kay? good.
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
    Aaaargh cliffhangers be damned. Weeks don't go quickly enough.

    This week I've been recovering from ear surgery, greatly reducing all my musical output (working as an audio engineer is hard when one ear is out of action), so I've been polishing my web-programming and Photoshop skills, ready to launch my new project next year. So, a productive week, capped off with a good chunk of FA action. Good stuff.

    I know that the typical English view is to look at Thanksgiving with a certain amount of skepticism and confusion, but I've rather enjoyed all the lists of "Things I'm Thankful For" that have popped up all over the web. While my week's been good, there's a lot of shit going on out there, and it's heartening to see that people can still find things to be happy about in an unhappy world.
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    @Texture - I can't wait for your EP.

    I'm going to spend the weekend in Wales climbing Snowdon. I leave in a few hours and I really really must pack now.
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
    Nice to see Luke and Mark in magnificent bastard mode, as opposed to plain old bastard mode. Looking forward to seeing how that punch plays out. Which probably means we'll be back to the present day by next episode.

    Planning nothing more than chilling, illing and sitting real still-ing this weekend, payday not falling until Monday and all. Frankly, with the amount of Cool Shit coming my way in December, I think a weekend of quiet repose will be a Good Thing.
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
    Page fucking seven! Argh!

    I hope I'll get to finally finish my term paper on Dragnet and the German equivalent "Stahlnetz", as well as begin my final term paper ever on learning competencies. So yeah, fun weekend ahead.
    • CommentAuthorUrbanAngel
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
    Purple Wyrm - thanks for pointing out that blindingly obvious origin of the portmanteau "Freakangels". It actually didn't register with me after reading this week's installment that that is where they (probably) got their name from! Duh. Must sleep more.

    I'm fine thanks, Ariana! Going out in Shoreditch for a friend's birthday drinks after work, then going home to get changed to go clubbing at 33 Portland Place, that den of evil which was highly criticised by the media a few weeks ago. Tomorrow, back to the pub for another friend's birthday, then home for a spot of World of Warcraft. Trying to save dosh for my next holiday to the Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig. Sunday, no plans. Which probably means tidying and watching things.

    Have a great weekend, everyone!
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    I'm delightfully well, thank you. Me and the partner and the partner's other partner packed up the kid on Wednesday and drove nine hours to my familial Thanksgiving Event. The kids were angelic in the car on the trip, the visit to my aged grandmother went swimmingly, my family is low-key and sane -- all 19 of them in the house. My niece's birthday (of December 23rd) was celebrated yesterday.

    Today we are not shopping at all, not one whit. We're in the car, with seven hours to go until we get home. We pulled off the highway a bit ago, though -- pulled out the netbook, fired up the mobile broadband, and watched shuttle Atlantis land via streaming NASA tv. Five people huddle in a station wagon in a parking lot in a cornfield in north-central Illinois, watching humans return from living in space.

    I dearly, dearly love living in the future.

    About Freakangels -- I may alone in this, but I am not looking forward to the kids blowing shit up. I mean, I know it happens and all, and I don't want the gang hurt or killed. But . . .. But when I was younger and I read post-apocalyptic fiction, I identified with the survivors. With the victorious few As I've gotten older I have started to comprehend that slippery word, "few." And I look at the soldiers in the panels, the ones with their guns leveled at the freakangels, and I wonder where their families live. I wonder whether their mums and dads die soon. I wonder whether their infant children die from starvation in a few weeks.

    I like Freakangels because it is the story of coming through the other side of disaster -- it's the story of determining to protect what's left, to find a way, somehow, to make life better for people again. I understand that this story is only possible if there was a disaster, first. And I don't begrudge the telling of that disaster -- I like it, in fact. But I don't relish watching the disaster unfold. Part of me looks at those kids in their power and fear and hurt anger and pleads with them to find another way.

    Which is a really long-winded way of saying thank you, Warren and Paul, for making a story about which I care. :)