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    • CommentAuthorLani
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
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    GODDAMMIT. *hunkers down and waits for next week*
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      CommentAuthortpete
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
     (7314.22)
    Page 6

    ME: Oh wow, this is going to be . . .

    Page 7

    ME: [shaking fist] Nooooo!

    Spending all day post-Thanksgiving sitting around the house. This is my favorite holiday of the year. The best, most relaxing holiday we have in the States, assuming you ignore all that shopping nonsense.
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      CommentAuthorkeighter
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
     (7314.23)
    I'm alive and my boyfriend is alive. And freakangels was really amazing. I am off for a bath to soak my sore bones with gallons of tea.
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      CommentAuthorGekko
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
     (7314.24)
    I guess you all at Whitechapel must have laughed when you decided to upload page 7.
    Well, I first gagged and then, yes, I laughed too.
    I'm going to die if we don't see the end of this flashback soon.
    I love you so much for doing this book.
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      CommentAuthorNoogies
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
     (7314.25)
    I got goosebumps... they won´t go away....
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
     (7314.26)
    I'm going to die if we don't see the end of this flashback soon.


    Then you're probably going to die soon. I think this whole volume (24 weeks + skips) will be devoted to telling the story of how the Freakangels "destroyed" their world. That's a big story and will have it's own rhythm, so cutting back and forth between the Past and the Present probably wouldn't work very well. But once it's done then we'll go back to modern times. Just hold on an enjoy the gift we're being given without complaining about the timetable.
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    @ Gekko and johnjones - The timetable is part of what makes me love this story. With Warren releasing them every week, we get so much more detail. Think about it, with a "regular" comic, we'd be waiting just as long to get to the same dramatic moments, as the physical comic was printed and shipped, but without all the detail and developement in between.

    @ Warren, Paul, and Ariana - Thank you, yet again.

    I, sadly, work in retail in the U.S. , selling books I love to people who don't yet realise they need to read them, which means I work today. Oh, Black Friday, how we dread the day, yet love the outcome! I love what I'm selling, which makes it easier, but we'll see how many manic people come in today. Wish me luck!
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      CommentAuthorDoctor_Six
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
     (7314.28)
    @johnjones - I think you're right (again), but aren't you also angsting about poor old Kait?

    I think in future, an advert page should be listed as "6 + 1" or "6a" rather than "7". I nearly had a coronary thinking that the extra page meant that we would see the end of the world today.

    Have a great weekend - I will (Jabba is six tomorrow)
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    Didn't Mark say "practise"... Do we really think this moment is going to beTHE actual event? Granted, a stand-off would be perfect, allowing us to blame them less, but we aren't near the end of this volume yet.. So, unless Warren plans to have this volume be partial flashback, then back to present plot, we may be seeing a "demo" next week, not the event itself. Don't hold your breath yet.
    • CommentAuthorsteevo
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
     (7314.30)
    Oh Freakangels, how I love you. I too thought there would be an extra page and was excited, only to find cool sweatshirts and bags that I can't afford right now because I've just spent the equivalent (to me anyway) of a kajillion dollars on Christmas presents...online of course, while at work. Why, oh why is my office open today?

    Thanksgiving was good, but tiring, now I am zombified and I should be at home still sleeping on into the afternoon or playing video games or learning how to make a magazine or something, but I'm stuck here...listening to those around me babble on about how there's nothing to do and feeling myself getting sucked in because I want to complain about that too dammit. Well, off to slack more.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
     (7314.31)
    When I had money I used to do a chunk of my generic shopping online on Black Friday. By generic I mean shopping for people for whom I don't feel particularly inspired to find something really tailored. Now I'm waysuperbroke so it hardly matters. My sister had to work today (she manages a shoe store) and I both envy and feel sorry for her. Yesterday was ok. Nothing broke, no one screamed and we all stuffed ourselves to oblivion and either passed out or watched TV which is basically the same thing. Then my Middle Brother called home to say hi and love you and we told him we missed him. He still has another two months, minimum. I discovered I like cornbread a lot more when I add spices that actually make them tasty - in this case allspice and vanilla extract. My cuvee fell a little short of expectation but it was well enough.


    Oh Freakangels. I wonder if this is what a coke fiend feels like when she feels like she needs to start mainlining because otherwise the hit isn't doing it anymore. I love it so much I want it MORE. Argh. Goddammit Ellis, if I meet you I don't know if I'll kiss you slap you - one line per ep to explain their backstory?!?!? REALLY?!
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    I think he’s dragging this out to Christmas.
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      CommentAuthorWaxPoetic
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
     (7314.33)
    Gah! Wonderful! and I would have the wants, but it's evil shopping day here and I deliberately put my wants on hold between now and Christmas. It's a thing I have against, well, the assholes who populate my city.

    I have a cold. It is evil and must be stopped.

    However, I am writing and going home to leftover everything and the typewriter (as the library lab closes in just over an hour) so things will be super swimmy happy that way. Until the coughing starts. I hate the coughing. So. Much.

    Hope all have a great weekend!

    Thanks, Ariana, Paul, Warren and all the other woodland creatures who work to get this up every week and give us lots of pretties to drool over!
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      CommentAuthorPPJJ
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
     (7314.34)
    I should have known that we weren't getting another page of story at random this week.
    What have we learned today Children? Always be suspicious of page 7.

    Thanksgiving was fairly docile. I brought my long time girlfriend and my brother brought his boyfriend and we had a nice meal. No one condemned him and no one asked me when I am going to settle down...it went a little too well, I think I am getting paranoid.

    Great job this week, like the merch!
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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
     (7314.35)
    @texture - thanks man. It was a 12 page HTML+CSS thing - generate all the content and then make it both functional and pretty. All accompanied by about 3500 words of supporting documentation. I went out and had a few drinks (and a few smokes) last night, came back just after midnight and started on it - finished tweaking at about 11am for a noon deadline. I don't know why I was so worried about it really. I know, I know, I need to learn to plan my time better.

    Also: I've crowbarred the expression "let's face it" into about 9 sentences today where - let's face it - it didn't really have any business being. I blame fatigue.
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    All the Americans: Did you have a good Thanksgiving, or were the inevitable family meltdowns at least amusing?
    Avoided family shit and dinner was pleasant.

    Americans again: You're *not* daft enough to be leaving this house this morning for Black Friday shopping, are you?
    Two items, for the husband. I didn't *need* it, but he wanted them. So I went.

    Working this Saturday, and maybe catching up with an old friend. She's on break from grad school.

    As always, thanks for the hard work and the story. :)
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      CommentAuthorAdam Lucas
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
     (7314.37)
    PUNCH!!! Is it me or do they look like they're walking really fast instead of running?

    Good episode.

    but really...about me...My thanksgiving consisted of writing and drawin...family is in florida and just got back from visiting them for a week...now it's work time...and freak angels time
    • CommentAuthorSteadyUP
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
     (7314.38)
    One great thing I realize about FA only from reading this thread - usually, solicits would mean that we'd know exactly when the flashback was ending. And we'd have known it was coming, too, for that matter. It's refreshing to be completely in the dark about a story for once.
    • CommentAuthorZJVavrek
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2009
     (7314.39)
    re: Thanksgiving
    It was great! Thanks for asking. In a choice to avoid sleeping on a couch which I dislike, I stayed in town and joined a friend's family's Thanksgiving dinner.

    re: Black Friday
    I just bought a Christmas gift for my father, 50% off... through the internet! Isn't the internet wonderful?

    re: Freakangels
    My preference for the Bad Guy continues to grow. Maybe this is similar to the old claim that women like "bad boys"? I mean, "or we drop the shield, and, let's face it, get fucking shot." I love that line.
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    @ Indigo Rose - Didn't Mark say "practise"... Do we really think this moment is going to be THE actual event?

    I concurr. While arguing about the refugees back in book two someone (Miki I think?) said something about "standing in the middle of a street in the middle of the night, pissed off at everyone". Not "standing in the middle of a car park surrounded by cops and soldiers". I expect them to blast the crap out of the soldiers and police, and only get around to destroying the world later on.

    Of course I could be completely wrong :D