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    Can't believe how much I look forward to this every Friday. Loved that last panel: "Honest."

    Working away like buggery this week on the foundations of quantum mechanics. Heard that after four years of slow but evidently steady sales one of my books is finally coming out in paperback. And saw Dysrythmia last night with son n heir in an evening of mathcore metal mayhem. Such was the week ...
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      CommentAuthorAlastair
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2010
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    page 5 just seemed intended to give the illusion of greater hight. y'know for the tower
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    @Artenshiur : As much as I agree you cannot focus on all twelve characters. I just.

    Connor is leaving

    Well why?

    Then it feels like we get a bit distracted by that question and go off to

    Luke Rant for two updates

    Now we have to kick Jack in the balls

    It doesn't feel like the scenes that they have shared are important enough. These more immediate responses to certain characters are what's more important.
    • CommentAuthordarrylayo
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2010
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    This was one of my favorite episodes. Kait's level-headedness is much appreciated.


    Very much worried about Alice now.
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    You guys have already said but i'll say it again: page 5. The movement. WOW
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2010
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    I'm now furiously wondering about what went on in p5 frame 2. After the Eel Master's comment ("Wrong.") i'm thinking that the frame's there, it's just completely white. Hmmm...

    As for me, things could be better, nothing too unpleasant at the moment. I'll be interested to see the results of the tests i'm going in for on tuesday.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2010
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    Very good talky bits this week. I think part of the reason the others think Kait's crazy is because she actually tries to bring order into a very chaotic system (both the FA's and Whitechapel itself), and is thus seen as an outsider, to a degree. A big part of it is the occasional power trips, the Quincy bit, Kait's Funtime Torture Pit, etc, but just trying to accomplish "real world" things in a "real world" way seems a bit foreign to them.

    Up early today (it's just getting to 7am) because I'm just at the beginning of Central time today (Chicago) instead of the end of Eastern (Fort Wayne) and that goddamned ball of fire in the sky is entirely too bright. Mountain Dew is in order, and then a walk to the illustrious Chicago Comics, and then punting my daughter on a train to be with her grandparents for two or three weeks. My weekend shall be glorious.

    And no ranting from me this week. I promise. Don't set me on fire, Ariana.
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    @rickiepooh maybe that's why I like Kait so much. Also, if you're at Chicago Comics, look around at the Zine section, for my friend's stuff. Milk, Milk, Lemonade. or anything by Krystle Ratticus. Based on the stuff you have posted before, I think you'd dig her stuff. She sometimes parades around Chicago as a Zombie, a Tom Waits style Hobo/Clown, a superhero named Lucille Brawl, or other various costumes.
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      CommentAuthorscs
    • CommentTimeJun 19th 2010
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    Artenshiur wrote:

    "I am interested by Kait's willingness to forgive murder because it turned out the victim was immortal. This is unintuitive to me."

    I don't think it's forgiveness so much a legalistic recognition that if the victim didn't die, it's not murder. She may still be on their asses about assault with intent, but given how little wall-clock time has elapsed, she may not have had time to bring it up.
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    The developments so far have been really interesting. Kait being level-headed for once instead of having an all out hard-on for crime is a little odd but then again, I'd imagine anyone would be put off their normal rhythm if they found out someone with a gaping hole in their head was still alive. I wonder if anyone will experiment with willingly getting themselves "killed" to see what happens and what happens with their freakangels package?
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    @Ninewhilenine83 I don't think it's clear that the Freakangels are "more intelligent" than ordinary humans. They know things those others don't know, and they have abilities those others don't. But more intelligent? They seem just as capable of screwing up as the rest of us.

    Re: Alice: It hadn't occurred to me to be worried about her. I expect that the other 'angels would protect her from any revenge Luke might try to take, but it does seem she is a LOT less safe now. As well, we don't know what Luke is going to be like after this shift. Will he still be a total bastard?

    I love Alice's *earnestness*.

    I also agree that for Kait, it's about legality: Luke isn't dead, so there's been no murder. I suspect her kick to Jack's nethers came from her anger and frustration at the whole situation.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeJun 20th 2010
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    @gov't spy - Tried to find some stuff, but couldn't. Sorry. I'll keep it in mind the next time. (I'm in there every couple of months, so if she keeps doing stuff, I'll be bound to see it eventually.)

    @reptilegrrl - I don't know that Luke is typically that confrontational. He tends to do violent things in a pretty passive-aggressive way: nudging a grenade that was already on its way through the air, shooting KK's copter rather than her (you know he could have hit her if he really tried), and so on. While he seems to be a bit more talky, I don't know that he'll necessarily be more of a bastard. That remains to be seen.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2010
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    @ bobsyuncle
    I also wonder about her place in the group given her willingness to go ahead and use her shotgun without any sort of input from the Angels. Granted Luke deserved what he got but is it really a good idea to let Alice mete out bloody shotgun justice at random?


    She wasn't using her shotgun at random. She was using it against a fugitive rapist who'd already killed or injured at least one other person, Kirk, who was guarding. Also, figure in her mind, the Freakangels effectively broke "the deal." They didn't let her (or Jack) kill him and she reluctantly assented to that on the condition that the 'angels would deal with Luke. Since Luke was out and armed, the 'angels had failed to keep their side of the unspoken bargain. Therefore, she took it upon herself to deal with Luke in what she assumed would be a more permanent way.

    And I imagine that Alice's reaction to "Luke is immortal" would be: "That has yet to be sufficiently fookin' tested. Lemme get some deer slugs and dynamite and we'll see how immortal 'e is after I blow him to pieces, burn said pieces and then piss on the fookin' ashes."
    • CommentAuthorthud
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2010
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    If this story is to be about the redemption of the FreakAngels then it will be about everyone, and universal.
    • CommentAuthorFan
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2010
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    > And I imagine that Alice's reaction to "Luke is immortal" would be

    She doesn't know yet, does she, that he's still up and about.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2010
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    No, not yet, anyway.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2010
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    Yeah, it was a striking realization, the first time I saw a police officer could also be a decent human being. For whatever reason, it's easy to miss and just assume cops are hard hearted pigs. Sometimes. Sometimes they're violent and crazed with their own power (having witnessed true police brutality myself) but it's a mistake to assume they will only use the tactics of force to create peace and order.


    i'm horribly late to this because last week was... there was nothing traumatic about it, really, nothing honestly bad. Just slowly sank into my own apathy and blankness over several days. There's lots to dig through still to get all the way free of that. Well, at least I'm caught up to last Friday, now.
    • CommentAuthorjshebesh
    • CommentTimeJun 23rd 2010
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    very funny episode!
    • CommentAuthorSokete
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2010
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    I read the entire comic, from start to finish in 2 days. I just couldnt stop, I needed to know. Thumbs up, really good.

    Greetings from Argentina!. Bye!