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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009
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    Ohmigod how is it already Friday aaaaaa... at least there's FREAKANGELS.

    Good morning, Whitechapel. No but seriously: how is it already Friday what the hell happened to Tuesday, even? It's been a bit of a busy week for me, I suppose, yes. I think. It's apparently all a bit of a Tuesday-through-Thursdayless blur. How's everyone else?
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    Excellent. I've been waiting since the beginning of the series to see a recounting of The Thing They Did.
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009
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    Friday means my last afternoon at work for a week. I've still gotta do tomorrow morning, but I'm gonna be away from the office next week for some precious downtime and inevitable Christmas shopping missions, made bearable only by the application of gluhwein from the German Christmas market that has taken up residence here in Nottingham...
    ...the downside to this being my last afternoon in is that I've still got to produce the last quarter's waste returns report (basically what waste has gone where, and in what quantity) for the local council this afternoon, because despite getting the request on Tuesday for it I kind of forgot all about it until I was on my way home last night. I hate forgetting to write notes up after telephone calls...(I have the worst memory of what's been said to me - and have to tell people that if they need me to remember something they have to write it down in some format and wave it under my nose a couple of times).

    Still, it hasn't stopped me spending the time to read FA, and write this comment. Ah bugger, that's another 10 minutes lost...
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    Damn you Warren - I was expecting THE BIG PUNCH. Why must you tease us so?
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      CommentAuthorteasmaid
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009
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    God,I'm such a pig. I just devour these so quickly, you'd think I'd have learnt by now but no. I too was expecting the BIG PUNCH, I think I may have held my breath the entire time I was reading. Interesting that objects can interrupt or hinder their shields.

    Nondescript week, with a trip to Sydney for family birthday dinner at a sub-standard restaurant, hardly worth the 2 hour drive. A bit of an op shop fabric buying frenzy today, feel some hardcore sewing coming on.
    • CommentAuthorCSRP
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009
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    Those six pages disappeared so fast. But quality over quantity, as a friend of mine says. Can't wait for next week.
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      CommentAuthorZoz
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009
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    Sublime art & story this week. my favorite so far. thanks guys!
    i'm just packing my computer for the last carload before moving
    to a bogger better place with a rooftop terrace big enough to
    do some gardening :) blowing my own hole in my reality today :)
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009
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    I think there's something wrong with me when Mark gets shot and I think "No, not Mark!" but when Luke gets shot, I think "Well it's about damn time." Nice, pretty GSW, Paul. Lots of nice and pretty this week, but Marks leg looks positively ragged. And like it barely missed the femoral artery.

    I must say, though, the leap from "those bastards shot me" to "we need to seriously fuck shit up right NOW" was a pretty light trigger. Straw that broke the camel's back, I suppose.

    Yes yes, this week has been busy. Not for me, of course. Still in hurry up and wait mode on the house, which is set to close on the 18th. Two weeks from today. One week before Baby Zombie Jesus Day. Three days before my birthday. Guh. I need to start packing, we need to be out of this place by the 31st.
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    I see now how they earned their name: Freakangels indeed.

    Top fuckin' notch, gents.
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      CommentAuthorpookylou
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009
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    Loved this week! Really enjoying this arc and the anticipation of actually seeing the "evil deed".
    Busy weekend at the Lincoln Christmas Market, where I am hoping to sell some prints and cards (from photos I take), enough to cover my costs at least! Hoping to put my Christmas tree up if I have time (sad I know!)
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      CommentAuthoremsie
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009
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    love love love love love. Not much more I can say :)
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009
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    "Listen to me--This is it"...well...hear comes the splodeys and the death..yay!

    my mouth is in a load of pain today...had a wisdom tooth hacked , sawed, cracked, and yanked outta my jaw. It was HUGE.
    It hurt alot and I still have another one to get pulled as soon as I can stand it...

    bastard wouldn't give me any gas...

    bastard.
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      CommentAuthorLBA
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009
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    very nice - very very nice
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      CommentAuthortpete
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009
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    Staying home sick from work today, and I check in with the latest FA before checking my emails from work. As it should be. I'm preemptively sick, as we aren't likely to get our first coldspell here in DC until this weekend.

    I actually reloaded page 6 a couple of times to see if, for some reason, my browser didn't load the "7" next to the ""6". No, no page 7. It's not me. Just "this is it --," followed by me thinking about what "it" will be for the next 7 days. A cliffhanger is one thing. Stopping almost mid-sentence? This is taking things to a new level of anticipation.
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      CommentAuthorRooth
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009
     (7373.15)
    awesome
    • CommentAuthorthud
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009
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    not the big one yet-
    the big question: why is this happening?
    very beautiful anyway
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    Six chapters into Mark's introduction, time to weigh in.

    It makes sense. This is a leader. He's charismatic enough to get the others to listen to him, calm in a crisis (even while wounded), and he has long-term objectives that he's smart enough to keep to himself. The implication I get is that without him, the Freakangels might have been toast.

    Despots are only hated when the consequences of their leadership lead to death and ruin. Before they rise to power, however, they are beloved, even worshipped. Luke is Ted Bundy. Mark is Julius Caesar.
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      CommentAuthortpete
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009 edited
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    Interesting comments @longtimelurker. I get the Julius Caesar thing, and I agree that this looks like it will play out as a charismatic leader gone too far. What still isn't clear to me is the Luke role. Whenever Mark and the group split, Luke went with the group. He's clearly a bad dude, and he does evil things in the later time period. Does he betray Mark to side with the group? Push Mark over the edge, then back away to save his own hide? Is his progression unrelated to Mark's? I find the latter hard to believe as the whole group's evolution, ethically, appears tied to Mark.

    . . . or, is the group in the later time period evil (or perceived by Mark to be evil), and Mark is trying to stop them? Probably not, but just throwing that out there.
    • CommentAuthorAndrewT
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009
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    CSRP - you are so right: those pages flew past.

    I've been looking forward to this all week and when I saw them all line up behind Arkady... Why do I feel incredibly sorry for Arkady, out of all of them?
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      CommentAuthorDextra
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009
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    @rickiep00h - I think there's something wrong with me when Mark gets shot and I think "No, not Mark!" but when Luke gets shot, I think "Well it's about damn time."

    I was thinking the same thing. Luke always came off as an utter fuck knuckle, but Mark, at least in the last few episodes, has been kind of charming and likable. But then, the world's biggest bastards tend to start out that way...