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    • CommentAuthorBrens
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2010
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    Cider is cider. It is made of apples.
    unless it's White Ace.
    fuck, this episode made me actually like Mark. interesting to see where he veers off from idealistic to taking over people's minds etc
    • CommentAuthortrollberry
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2010
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    Yes, Arkady is insanely cute in the episode. Same vibe you get from HANNERS over at Questionable content.
    Always the crazy ones, huh?
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2010
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    Freakangel babies! Cute that we don't have to deal with actual snarky newly minted teens for real.
    • CommentAuthordraxxx
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2010
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    Oh for fuck's sake. I would have enjoyed and appreciated the Aawwwww if I could have turned the next fucking page—! See you next week, bastard.
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    Ok so Connor= Robert Smith and Mark= Daman Albarn (at least on the wallpaper image) is this intentional? Or is my brain broken?

    Utterly broken.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2010
     (7950.46)
    We should change everything for everybody


    Well young Mark, in a few years time you'll get your wish. Hope you can live with it afterwards, you cute little bastard. Lovely episode, as always.

    This week started pretty crap, but has ended pretty, pretty, pretty well! Tuesday night I was so stressed that I woke half the way up in the night and demanded that my girlfriend told me her job reference number so I could process her application, or some such bollocks. Tonight I will be going to a club with fun music and ballpits and facepainting. This is very much a cigarette of victory kinda moment.
    • CommentAuthorsnafu
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2010
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    Just ripped my guts out and left them lying on the floor. Ellis you bastard.
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      CommentAuthorphorgan1
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2010
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    Irony runs rampant:) Poor Mark, wanted to save the world, and they rejected him, he wanted to lead the FAs and they rejected him. Didn't they understand that he knows better than them and has their best interests at heart? Now have to wait a week! I'd whinge, except it's an amazing thing to get six pages of amazingly superior story and art almost every Friday year round--that's a LOT of work and commitment for the artists who also have other irons in the fire. I love you all. Ellis, you don't suck---well....only when you shamelessly manipulate our feelings and perceptions (odd to admire someone for their ability to cause me such agony)! lol!

    Thanks:)
    • CommentAuthorDee_Noir
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2010
     (7950.49)
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I love the huge gulf between the here-and-now Mark and his innocent idealistic youthfulness. It really makes us wonder, what happened to cause him to become so twisted?

    I've written a review of FAs for my newspaper. I'll post it here on a seperate thread tomorrow, I think. I need to scan it first.
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    I love the huge gulf between the here-and-now Mark and his innocent idealistic youthfulness. It really makes us wonder, what happened to cause him to become so twisted?

    Guilt for what he/they did, which descended into bitterness?

    By the way (apologies if I've missed this) but is Arkady her real name, or is that a nickname derived from her initials (RKD?)
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    well he at least helped change that building into ruble
    • CommentAuthorNakedCelt
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2010
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    I love the huge gulf between the here-and-now Mark and his innocent idealistic youthfulness. It really makes us wonder, what happened to cause him to become so twisted?

    Guilt for what he/they did, which descended into bitterness?

    But he was already twisted when they did that. Read the flashback scenes carefully, it's Mark pushing for destruction all the way.
    • CommentAuthorMrMonk
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2010
     (7950.53)
    @lazarus corporation
    By the way (apologies if I've missed this) but is Arkady her real name, or is that a nickname derived from her initials (RKD?)


    I don't know about this particular character, but "Arkady" is a name given to either a man or a woman. I've known two women with that name (ahr-KAY-dee), one of whom had actually been christened "Arcadia". And, of course, there's Arkady Darell.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2010
     (7950.54)
    Thank's Warren for that.
    • CommentAuthorGRB
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2010
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    this episode reaffirms one of my main questions/pondering for the series "what caused the freakangels to be on the run from the government/military"?
    even during my rereadings of the series i dont see a definite answer
    during the flashback leading up to the crash it was mentioned that their parents turned them in to the government, what goes so wrong with 14yo Mark's plan to help everyone that it causes them to be universally hated?

    and i got to say that i love and hate this episode, love it for the questions it raises, and hate that it makes us wait to see Mark's fate
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    this episode reaffirms one of my main questions/pondering for the series "what caused the freakangels to be on the run from the government/military"?

    We'll get there before the end of Volume 6. How's that?
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      CommentAuthorBrigman
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2010
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    No opportunity to read the previous comments, but I want all of you to know that I look forward to this every week; EVEN THE SKIP WEEKS. Glad to see Mark was once full of ideal. Weren't we all when we began thinking for ourselves?
    • CommentAuthorfreakbox
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2010
     (7950.58)
    @ thud
    Yet another cliffhanger! Why am I not surprised?

    Not "another cliffhanger", the same freakin cliffhanger! How many nano seconds passed in that episode?

    Brilliant work, managed to maintain the same fierce emotion of the last few episodes while frozen in time!

    The 2nd page, with Marc alone on the grass was so perfect. I almost felt motion from the shot.

    @warrenellis - "We'll get there before the end of Volume 6. How's that? "

    Did you say 6? You just took away all the hatred I had built up for the cliffhanger holdover!

    Thank you!
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      CommentAuthorGypsy
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2010
     (7950.59)
    Well...fuck!
    I love it! (But, argh! Six pages is just enough to keep me hooked and drive me mad at the same time!) Well done!
    • CommentAuthorarvandor
    • CommentTimeMar 26th 2010 edited
     (7950.60)
    We'll get there before the end of Volume 6. How's that?


    Fucksticks! You've planned this out to volume SIX?!

    Freakangels is awesome. But my nerves can't take much more. WANT!!!