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  1.  (8542.21)
    @PatrickBrown & all: I figured after the last two eps, someone was going to commit suicide, deliberately, to see what happened. I didn't expect Arkady to kill Connor, but when I saw panel 5 that was what I first thought had happened... but maybe not. It's possible that she just gave him all the information and now he sees things differently. He sees the whole picture.

    And Paul, the whole strip is gorgeous. I love the tension between their bodies, the movement... and then panel 5 is beautifully constructed.
  2.  (8542.22)
    Agree page 5 = Wow!

    Can't help thinking that Kady is building an army for a GoodAngel/BadAngel war.

    Just recovered from Glasto enough to realise i'm going to SDCC for the 1st time in less than 2 weeks! Also booked tickets to see Ghost Stories tomorrow!
    • CommentAuthorCMParry
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2010
    I needed my FA fix to end a week of hell - a week so bad I didn't even recall it was Friday for a bit.

    First read I was just in love with Paul's faces - I love his close-ups and the juxtaposition of emotions from the final frame of Pages 2 and 3. And the single shift of Connor's mouth at the end of Page 6. And the sweet teleport to say goodbye (did Connor even know she could?) and **BAM** FreakAngelMindFuck(tm)

    As I mulled it over I thought - Arkady is so gentle, so in tune with things, she only gave him the recent history in one huge mind-blowing chunk to bring him up to speed, didn't she? She certainly didn't kill him.

    Then I remembered who writes this beauty, and sure as shit, she snuffed him.
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    Does this mean we get Connor the Badass back? Thank God.
  4.  (8542.25)

    ... but maybe not. It's possible that she just gave him all the information and now he sees things differently. He sees the whole picture.

    So why'd she say "bye" when she did it?
      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2010
    Well, hush my mouth.

    Does this mean we get Connor the Badass back?

    I do not think that word means what you think it means.

    Me? M'alright. Soon, I shall be sipping tasty beverages from a hooker's boot, if this keeps up.
  5.  (8542.27)
    I think if anything, Connor's at a place now where he thinks, "This, this I can deal with." And good for you, boyo. Did someone say earlier that Arkady was going to give Connor her equivalent to Kait's kick in Jack's crotch? I think this qualifies.
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    @mister hex

    And here I thought the FREAKANGELS were the only telepaths. Why don't you tell me what I'm thinking, then?
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2010
    Page 5 is magnificent. Paul and the Art Goblins really blew that one out of the water. I'm also partial to page 3, panel 3, just from the tension conveyed. Good job, all. And Warren wrote some lovely almost-breakup dialogue. Wouldn't it be lovely if people could just download their point of view into other people's heads? (Obviously not from a mind-control standpoint, more from a presentation standpoint. "This is how I see things. Does that help?")

    Wife made blueberry muffins this morning. I shall now go devour at least one, perhaps more, and wash it down with some Mountain Dew, because my eyes are barely open.
      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2010
    @longtimelurker - I never saw Connor as a badass, is all I'm sayin'. Who know, maybe now he will be, now that he knows he can't die.

    And you're thinking of pie. No, wait, I'M thinking of pie. Mmm, pie.
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    I think longtimelurker may be thinking Connor facing down mind-controlled-Alice at the beginning made him a badass. I suspect martyr rather than badass there.
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    WHAT?! That blows my mind. I mean you name yourself Mister Hex (a badass name) and you're not impressed by the way he complains about having to run fast, complains about having to sit still and write stuff down, complains about everyone arguing all the time as if they weren't talking about matters of life and death?

    Seriously, I still love Connor's first appearance. And standing still when he's getting his throat cut. I'm impressed with CONTROL and SELF-DISCIPLINE, which is why it was so upsetting to see him just lose himself in these two episodes. Understandable, of course, but upsetting to those of us who can't understand why Connor hasn't been more of the leader he seemed to be in earlier episodes. I suppose from a storytelling standpoint it was important to put him in the background in order to give other characters (like Kaitlyn) a moment in the spotlight. And it's good to see that not ALL of them are completely nonchalant about the ultraviolence.

    Foiled! I WAS thinking of pie. But which kind?!
    • CommentAuthordraxxx
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2010
    Oh... "Warren, you're so cynical!" Let's see you pull a happy ending out of THIS one, Santa Claus.

    And yes. Page five split my eyes and brain in several pieces. Awesome, guys. I am now happy, and messy, and in need of a tissue. Have a nice weekend, everybody.
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    Arkady is the badass! Kait kicks Jack's crotch, and then Arkady kicks Connor's brain! Hmmm. Sorta symbolic given the nature of those two characters, now that I think about it. The kickees, I mean. Though it works for the kickers as well.

    Page 5 is awesome. There are, in fact, no adequate adjectives for page 5.
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2010
    I'm with Lurker on this one, Connor's intro was pretty badass, in the way that pacifists get to be badass. I'm not sure any of the other 'Angels could have helped Alice in that situation.
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2010
    Page 5, particularly the coloring, is fantastic. The small smile on Connor's face in the last panel made my day, though.
  10.  (8542.37)
    One of the best episodes, easily. Connor's rant is very well-written and brilliantly drawn, and Arkady's reaction is equally interesting and captivating. The one bit that felt out of place was her saying she "swallowed half the Thames", since from what I understand of the character, this hyperbole doesn't seem like her. But nitpicking is the most I can do as this is an excellent episode.

    And yes, page five is fantastic, although what really impressed me in Paul's artwork this week was the characters' subtle yet intense facial expressions.
    • CommentAuthorJenny Creed
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2010 edited
    I thought the line about swallowing half the Thames was what sold the whole conversation. It's precisely those little bits of normal everyday insanity ("I has chickenz!") that keeps Arkady from being a boring super-serious madwoman.

    Speaking of little touches, Paul Duffield can't get enough credit. I'm crap at reading body language and even I understand perfectly what these kids are saying to each other without even looking at the word balloons. Even if it took me a few read-overs to really notice it.
      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeJul 9th 2010
    Yep, great episode for sure.
    fwiw, I figured she'd killed him too. In a nice way.
    The post-coital bliss face noted above I thought was more like a lifeless, blankly-staring-into-eternity face.
    But then, I always think that and I've not been right yet.
  11.  (8542.40)
    Sitting around happily. Drinking Cola (some cheap brand labeled "Original Cola", haha... but hey, quite good taste and sugar sweetened, no aspartam) bought from my first proper paycheck (as in full month, not just a couple of days), my happiness only marred by the fact that there apparently aren't enough orders to keep all the lines at the company working, so they might start fiiring people who are on short term contracts (or rather, letting them go without extending the contract for the next two weeks)... well, I'm on a contract like that. So yeah, life playing russian roulette with my freshly gained employment.

    Meanwhile, I must say the visuals in the last few chapters have been mindblowing! Impatiently waiting for more!