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    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2010
    It's FRIDAY, and we're back to FREAKANGELS! (That link will take you straight to the new episode, but if you're feeling a bit woozy brained from the holidays and want to refresh yourself on the story, you may wanna start back at Episode 73.)

    We've been spinning back up to speed here at Whitechapel all week, but with a new episode that should be mostly everyone back. Did everyone make it through the holidays all right?
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    Oh. Wow. I certainly think they "broke something". Tipped the planet off its axis maybe?

    Made it through the holidays OK, despite almost shattering my kneecap tripping over an exercise bike. And then the exercise bike falling on me. And then an actual bike falling on me. The fun thing is there was no alcamahol involved.
    • CommentAuthorTwist
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2010
    Oh dear. Something broke...

    Uhm, holidays were holidays. 10 days at my job to go and then I'm officially a loser student without a job. Can't fucking wait.

    How was you're Ariana?
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    Me and a friend of mine were driving home late at night a few years ago and the sky was filled with a green light that made everything like day for a few seconds. We never found out what did it, and we seem to be the only people who saw it. I don't even know of anything man-made that could do such a thing. Now I think it may have been the FreakAngels.
    • CommentAuthorthud
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2010 edited
    Ariana- Thank you for ending the holiday season on schedule and getting things back up to speed.
    0081 ! ! ! Yay ! ! !

    It looks like something much more drastic than they were planning on.
    The hole might be in time, or some other dimension where their powers originate(?)
    They would have to be the ones moving slower in relation to the Earth.
    If the Earth were speeding faster on its axis, all hell would be breaking loose, with terrific storms, earthquakes and tidal waves. Also if it was spinning fast enough to show streaking stars it might take a million years to slow back down to 24hrs/day.

    I suppose it was just too much to expect that 0081 wouldn't be another cliffhanger.
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2010
    Man, that was one creepy episode - which is A Good Thing.

    Made it through the holidays intact, and even managed the first week back, with all the hassle and stress that coming back to work usually brings exacerbated by British SnowFail, without needing any meds. So, can't complain, and I am happy as a man with tits in his hat to know that I have a lazy weekend in front of me. Gaming, painting, and boozing is planned.
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2010
    "Did we break something?"

    No, but you sure as fuck bent the Hell out of it, whatever it was.

    Perhaps it's just me, but on the first page the 'Angels all look like they're all falling very, very slowly to the ground, with limbs and hair still not quite finished settling to the ground? And then Miki mentions how time seems to be going really slowly, and then you know - boom - noon.

    The artwork with the stars smeared across the sky was splendid. That'd make a nifty poster, I'd think.

    Made it through the holidays by avoiding them, mostly.
      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2010
    Time's all fucked up somehow.

    On New Years Eve, a guy in my building committed suicide.

    So that's how my holidays were. Better than his, obviously.
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2010
    electric chapter!!! in love with the Look! on Sirkkas face... i hardly dared turn the page for fear of an anticlimax but was delicously rewarded!
    i used to complain that time seems to speed up as i get older, that the years start to rush by etc... but waiting for FreakangelsFriday stretches
    it right back out again like a time deceleration pill!
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2010
    Wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey. That sure wasn't what I was expecting, and I'm dying to see where shit winds up.

    As far as the holidays, they were amazing. We had our first tree (after nine years of marriage, mind), got some quality with family, and even got the missus to buy her first comic!

    Goblessis, every one.
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2010
    Ohhh, I think they have more than just broken something, I think they've furbar'd it!

    My holidays were pretty damn good, although I would really like my festive chest infection to bugger off. I'm rattling with antibiotics and everything.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2010
    i was wondering how it was all going to go down specifically...

    i haven't been this anxiety ridden and depressed in months. something went wrong with my husband's school situation and now I don't know if he'll be able to go back to school this semester, so there goes all our income. I have about twenty bucks to get through the rest of the month on....I hope I'll be laughing about all this, this summer. we'll see..
    also...I got a wisdom tooth pulled last month. Pretty bad...the dentist had to cut into the my gums have been slowly reforming and reshaping themselves. yesterday I noticed what felt like a popcorn kernel embedded in my semi raw and sorta swollen gums, which was weird because my dad threw all my popcorn away when he found out the plastic coating on the inside of the bags was toxic.... so I worked at it and worked at it until it popped loose. It was a piece of my jawbone. I was rather disturbed...but my gums feel a little better now...
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    Did they put the ruddy planet off it's orbit and/or axis?! Or am I just assuming improperly?
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    Well, certainly not axis, since there's a stable pole star.
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    It's Global Warming....No. It's a Russian missile launch gone haywire...No. Hummmm? Oh; it was those silly kids again. Will they ever learn?
    Awesome in a James Bond sorta way. 'Shaken; not stirred.'

    Looks like more of the same so far in twenty ten. Who cares!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I seriously think Warren should be made Emperor of the whole damn planet and let the chips fall where they may.
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    Good morning everyone. TGIF!
    My god, page 3 is beautiful! Any chance we can get a wall paper out of it.

    Also, that looks almost exactly like the Strange spiral light event that happened over Norway.
    Did Mr. Duffield start drawing this before that happened, or was he inspired by it?
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    zomg we broked teh planet lol...

    That's one hell of an 'oh shit' moment.

    Not made it through holidays well at all... monster head cold, then got stranded in my car for the whole night in the snow on Tuesday, been stuck in the house since trying to work, sleep, and recover from the ill, all at the same time, missed my partner's grandad's funeral yesterday because we couldn't get out of the road so she's gutted, and work's gone mental and highly stressful. Just Want To Curl Up And Sob.

    Snow's pretty though...
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    Did Mr. Duffield start drawing this before that happened, or was he inspired by it?

    No. That's what superlong-exposure photography of the night sky looks like.

    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2010 edited
    @BOODOFFSTAGE - That's what it looks like at night when you fix a camera on Polaris and leave the shutter open linky. It certainly makes for a neat "time's all fucked" effect, for sure. As a side note, the thing in Norway was--most people are pretty sure--a botched Russian missile test.

    @Warren, Paul, Ariana, et al. - Glad you're back. Thanks for kicking off twenty-ten with such a great episode.

    EDIT: And Warren beat me to it.
    • CommentAuthordr_barnowl
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2010 edited
    I reckon they've skipped forward in time - page 3 looks like a time-exposure shot of the night sky. They pop up in the daytime, which is another indicator that they aren't in the same timeframe they started in. They made a hole alright, through time. Perhaps they are still experiencing the residual effects at the end ; if their abilities have an external source of energy that they channel, until their personal time-rate gets in sync with the real world, the flow of that source of energy is also at that slow rate.

    Hence the flooded London (progression global warming), general collapse of society (everything flooded, progression of global idiocracy), etc.

    It could also explain why they don't really seem to have a massive guilt complex about causing the downfall of humanity ; they didn't cause it, they just missed the best bits.

    EDIT : I take it back, on re-reading some parts of early episodes. They just got over their guilt, at least externally.