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    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2010
    Oh page 4. If only you were framed wide enough for a desktop wallpaper. As it is, it will be a fine splash in the print edition.

    I'm fine, thank you Ariana. Spring has sprung and all that. Just a bit longer and they'll be tearing up and resurfacing my street. They already have my sidewalk all marked up with their big-man-with-an-official-hat graffiti that'll stay there forever and make my yard look like a Nip/Tuck patient for a decade. *shakes fist at The Man*

    I won't be too happy when summer rolls around, either, but we actually have four distinct seasons here, as opposed to back home, where it's five months of blistering summer, six months of frigid winter, and two weeks of transition between each.
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2010
    Mark gets de-rez treatment. Awesome.
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2010 edited
    The look on Mark's face in page 4 made my *week*

    edited to add:
    @AndyMcGregor that is an interestingly "Obvious" twist on where next week goes, isn't it?

    I always like to apply schro:dinger's law to Freak Angels, though. Since Mr.Ellis/Duffield read the comments here, I wonder if we've changed any major plot points simply by predicting them in these threads?
    • CommentAuthorKaryl
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2010
    Hey ho from across the pond here, in mid-west USA. I think Mark is going to undergo a beat-down radical transformation is what I think. He was already gloating about how he could manage Kat, a HUGE mistake to my perception. So, I don't know if he's going to be turned into a bird, or a fish or what, but I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't get a permanent make-over. :) And it couldn't happen to a better candidate!
  1.  (7906.25)
    Good homage to Dr. No.

    I blacked out and fell this week. Back hurts. Life does however, continue.
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2010
    oh hell - it is absolutely on

    great episode, great art

    thanks, I need this to distract me from the hell that is my current life
      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2010 edited
    if death has the evolutionary effect it seems to have and arkady has had brushes with death, then what does actual death do? luke may be the one they have to worry about, until mark dies of course. there were still all the freakangels showing up in arkady's vision too. and seriously, why did arkady collect everyone except connor and jack?
  2.  (7906.28)
    Since Mr.Ellis/Duffield read the comments here, I wonder if we've changed any major plot points simply by predicting them in these threads?

    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2010
    BOO YA!!!!

    In your face Mark! IN YOUR FACE!!
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2010
    Brilliant. Absolutely Brilliant!

    Side note: im glad my internet hiatusing is over and im back 'round these parts!
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2010
    As to why Arkady did not collect everyone, I theorize that she only picked up those who were willing to kill Mark the *first* time (I'm basing this somewhat on Caz's comment to Alice in the alley), aside from Kirk who is busy being fixed by Miki right now. Either Jack doesn't fall into that category, or she figures he's not ready to kill another just this moment.
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2010
    Nobody can resist the pleasure of wtnessing a bully get his or her comeuppance.


  3.  (7906.33)
    Maybe I'm imagining things, but this writing exercise/experiment of telling a complex story as a web based comic in 6 page bursts seems to be improving his already exemplary writing skills.
    I'm just noticing the masterful pacing in this format. A slow build in the first 5 pages to that final panel climax that makes me want to skip the whole damm week so I can see what happens next.

    It's as of his writing is bulking up from that of a long distance runner frame to that of a body builder frame.

    Of course, Mr. Duffield's pretty pictures help out a lot.
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    Warren & Paul,

    Thank you for once again making me feel like a complete fucking amateur.

    You guys are just fucking brilliant.

    Is it next Friday yet?
  5.  (7906.35)
    yeah... I "took pause" at page 4 as well. in one brief instant, the Big Bad Mark is reduced from cock-sure megalomaniac to utterly terrified little child. I read no threat in that "I'm sorry", only terror, and the realization had he was, indeed, fucked.

    it is so fitting that arkady is the most in-touch with the package. I'd like to read that as an obvious acknowledgment by warren that an ability to embrace "insanity" is truly empowering. and of course, the package is all mental, so the freakangel who had been pushed the farthest, mentally, and experienced the widest range of phenomenon, would have the broadest control. this was made implicit when she zapped Luke with her "Overdose Ray".

    2 cents: I think arkady grabbed enough 'angels. in fact, 5 may have been overkill, erring on the side of caution. without flipping back, where are sirkka and connor? couldn't resist flipping back. found sirkka back in episode 72, couldn't find connor, but then again, I'm supposed to be working here. anyway, 5 on 1, I think Mark's toast.

    I'm eager to find out if Mark and Luke were in league. otherwise, the justice in Luke's killing may come into question: he did left Kirk live, when he could have killed him, but then he did shoot KK out of the sky... knowing she'd survive..?
  6.  (7906.36)
    Oh noes. With Mark about to be mind gangbanged into oblivion, will Freakangels continue for awhile?
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2010
    Just one more written exam to go next week, and it's a huge step towards becoming a teacher.

    Page 4 is holy fuck-awesome. A wonderful moment.
    • CommentAuthortroyh
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2010
    Magnificent. Don't even want to travel today just want to re-read Freakangels all day.
    • CommentAuthorIndigo Rose
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2010 edited
    @ Thud - FA is posted at 12:00 in England, generally... that's why you're getting it at 5am.

    @muse hick, inkgirl and others - I imagine Arkady found herself in a hurry and grabbed as many as she could before she had to rescue Kait. I know Arkady could probably have slowed/stopped time enough to gather them all, but she may be a bit out of sorts and rushed right now, and thus reacting the way that seemed best at the time.

    @ Professor Image and others - we recently caught a glimpse of Sirkka when Jack shot Luke. Connor was last seen (other than in flashback) back in Ep. 60 and 61, when they took Luke to be chained in Kait's holding pit.
    Edit - Though Karl tried to contact him when he started working on the weather... there didn't seem to be a response at the time (that we witnessed anyway.

    I doubt Mark's going to die here, and I'm still on the fence about Luke, but not because of Arkady's vision. Arkady's vision happened before they shot Luke. I don't feel like she was seeing the future, so I don't think it matters that they were all there in it.

    Thanks for another great FreakAngels Friday!
    • CommentTimeMar 19th 2010
    Hold still Mark, you're about to to get gangbang mindfucked. And after what Luke just pulled, they are in no mood for your shit. <3

    My week has been weird. Started off with a migraine on Sunday, walking around in a fog on Monday, wore my pajamas to work on Tuesday, miraculously stayed sober on Wednesday, had the most glorious warm spring day yesterday, and woke up to at least 3 inches of snow this morning. What the fuck, Colorado?