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    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010
    And we're back with more FREAKANGELS.

    'morning Whitechapel. Everyone should be back from assorted conventions and all, yeah? How's everyone? Those of you that left, did you make it back in one piece? Those that stayed home, did you have a good week in spite/because of it?
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    Finally got over whatever strain of bird-flu/swine-flu/SARS was trying to kill me, so things are looking up. Now I've just got to catch up with the consequent backlog of shopping, cleaning, and washing. Oh joy!

    My first thought on this week's episode was why doesn't KK go and salvage what she can from the wreck? Then I realised she might not be building a new bike...
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010
    Looking forward to KK's new and improved fucking bike.

    After 6 years of fighting against it my employer finally paid me off in a dispute I've had with them. I got them to pay the tax on the payout too, so for a brief period my bank balance was in 5 digits. Unfortunately my wife had already spent about half of it on her credit cards, and I owed my mother roughly the other half of it as she lent me the deposit to by my flat 15 years ago, so not-so-easy come, easy go.
    • CommentAuthorTAL
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010
    We have thunder storms here. Sweet!

    I think the guards are flirting.
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010
    I couldn't help but hear the opening bars to Dire Strait's 'Money for nothing' playing in my head as KK started laying parts out in her garage. Shameful as it may be, that song still says "Let's go to work, possibly using a montage sequence" to me like nothing else can.

    My week has been pretty good, but I would be a lot better if this virus would stop making my throat and ear canals itch.
    • CommentAuthorTwist
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010
    *hee hee* Tin hat :)

    My week has been a train wreck of final submissions and massive car vs motorbike accident involving my estranged father, but final submissions are in and done and I passed! YAY!!

    Dad'll live too despite riding that motorcycle like a fucking moron.
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    Now it hits how losing your beloved might suck when you have eidetic memory. (Beloved bike as the case may be.)

    The high point of my week has been searching a cabin and the surrounding hectar of forest for a pair of glasses with seven friends for about 30 minutes only to find them laying smack dab on the middle of the porch where no one looked cause it was so obvious that everyone else had to have looked there already.
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    Fun one this week. (Should I be saving these for the end of my work day?, as it is usually the highlight of my day)

    had a odd week. Work is work. First time in my career where I haven't had any creative outlet whatsoever so I hate that, but then again this is the first time in my career I haven't had a creative outlet, so I really shouldn't complain.

    @jenny - that's one of those things that is annoying as all hell at the time, but will get funnier in the months and years to come. I've been there often.
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010 edited
    This week our refrigerator decided to go tata's to the sky. If there's any silver lining there it's that we really didn't have all that much food to lose - but not much food beats the hell out of none at all, I'm finding. Considering that when the oven croaked it took the landlord's OVER TWO FUCKING YEARS to get around to finally replacing it, I'm less than enthusiastic about the coming week.

    I think the battery in the car is trying to shit the bed, too. All business as usual, really.

    After so many episodes with non-stop madness, this was such a quiet set of moments it almost seemed like another skip week! So KK's making another bike, which is good. KK could probably use some work therapy. The conversation between Kaz and Karl was more interesting though. He seemed unusually snubbed by her comments about being a crap psychic hit man, especially for a gardener in a tinfoil hat. Which I also notice he hasn't had on for quite a while...

    Is it really a good idea to have one of the people who tried to kill Mark originally sitting around waiting to be the first thing he sees when he wakes up?
    • CommentAuthorthud
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010
    Ummm, back to bizness then.
    Nobody seems to be in a great hurry to attend the big urgent FA group meeting.
    If I had the capacity to pop in and out of physical locations I would consider another KK kopter to be a crutch to avoiding change.
    Its possible that tin hats will become the new hot fashion in Whitehall.
    • CommentAuthorarf
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010
    ...and Karl smiles back and says
    "Just call me.. 'Cyclops'"
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010
    @Jenny Creed: Pardon my forwarditudery, but does seven not seem like an inordinate number of friends for a pair of glasses to have?
    I'm just sayin'; I am my own glasses' BFF, and from there their close personal relationships drop off rather sharply. To pretty much zero, actually.
    Of course, mine are prescription lenses, which means they're of little to no use to anyone else.
    I did own a real cool pair of shades a while back, which all my friends seemed to covet. I maintained the upper hand, though, by hiding them in plain sight.
    Right there on the porch.

    Oh, yeah... good episode this week, guys. Paul, I would swear that garage is an actual place. The details, man...

    Now has anybody seen my keys?
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    Those wheels look too small for a land vehicle, but they would make excellent landing gear for a miniplane!
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    Still buried in the lab. Still see FA as the "You survived another week, cheers and all's well..."

    That said, my boss confirmed some of my results and things are looking up.

    Looks like a brief respite from the crazy for our intrepid semiheroes, too. Excited to see if KK ends up with the same thing, or if it's more differenter.

    I think I need to go elsewhere and weigh in on some virus-induced demonic hemipenises, see you all around.
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    I can't wait to see the look on Luke's face when KK's finished. :)
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    I love that they are still making jokes, working on bikes when their perception of their world is falling apart.
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    I love the changes in pace in FA, it's very nice to have a sense of real life about it. Life plods on. I find it really adds the overall weight of the strip. Impressed that Kaz' new project looks like its going to have a steam driven 12v jag engine in it.

    I get my car back after a month on Monday, I haved mixed feelings about getting behind the wheel again, I'll be delighted, but I can also see myself sitting in the garage carpark for about 3 hours trying to work up the nerve for the 5 minute drive home.
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010
    Very nice. For the first page and a half, almost pastoral. Just a quiet day in the garage workshop.

    The lighting surprised me on page 2; the washout made me think there was a sudden increase in illumination as if from a really big bomb.
    • CommentAuthordorki
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010
    The last panel of the fourth page is the typical "garage floor, engine, seats, and piece of chalk" moment that many times inspires great designs.

    I too wonder about the "12v jag engine". And just what is the round drum, a turbine maybe? Could be she is concocting a turbo-compound piston power plant. I think those may have been used in some RAF bombers toward the end of WW2
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010
    MMhh KK... you're as hot as ever, from the very first episode to this one. *lick*

    I'm bloody tired and at this point resentful of jackasses who leave it to others to clean up after them. Even if I get cash money for the shit they left behind (which I fucking better) I'm still annoyed at all the work my family has had to put into making our old house liveable. Fuckers. Previous week was spent researching the shit out of everything one could think of regarding Wallowa Oregon (geography, history (Nez Perce Indians, Lewis & Clark, Chief Joseph), climate, population), search and rescue protocols, and the psychology and neurobiology of memory. All in one week. Just to see how much I could pull off in one week.

    So ComiCon was still something that other people do these days.