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    Since we're on pause while Paul heals up, let's do this:

    What have your favourite moments in FREAKANGELS been so far?
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    The whole massive rainstorm / Luke running for his life / Arkady saving KK from doom arc was gold for me. Not least because of the utter barrage of multiple cliffhangers that made me scrape at my eyes in sheer frustration.
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    The girls kicking Luke's ass after his assault of the unlucky lady. Walking in on that scenario, with their creepy eyes glowing and righteous anger (plus Alice with a trashcan lid) would be a nightmare.
    • CommentAuthorAmhuinn
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010
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    There have been some great scenes, but the whole "Luke back from the dead" sequence was probably my favourite. Just hilariously insane.
    • CommentAuthorMathias B
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010
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    I really liked episode 0004. The image of Karl tending to his plants in a tin foil hat is always the first thing that pops into my head when I think about the series.
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    "Chikkinz!!!"
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    "Anyone who tries to hug me will be shot dead."
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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010
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    it had to be that mostly white page when arkady gave luke a taste of overdose
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    Kirk and Kolfinnia Kokokoho Titching arguing on the tower
    Sirkka and Jack embracing then arguing and the reunion at the freakcave
    Arkady teleporting everybody to shoreditch park
    Arkady pushing Kait in the thames
    The confrontation between Mark and Kait
    The crazy Luke raised for the dead sequence

    ...and many others
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010
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    As far as pure artistry (both writing and art... ing...) I'd say the Luke zombie sequence.

    As for things that I found utterly hilarious, I have to go with Kait's bitten-lip Quincy scene. The whole thing is so utterly surreal in the middle of a moider investigation. In fact, just about any scene in which Kait's tough cop facade breaks. But that one especially.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010
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    The majestic silent panels of drowned London, throughout the books, are exquisite, thought-provoking and incredibly vivid and detailed. They compress so much information and backstory into such eyeball-pleasuring works of art... often leaving me with a floorbound jaw, staring at the screen for a good five minutes per panel.

    I also love the tonal shifts in colour between the volumes (particularly vols 1 and 2), it's just such a wicked way to transition between arcs. To my mind, Paul's work on this series is absolutely groundbreaking.

    It would be hard to pick a favourite character-based moment, but yeah, Luke coming back from the dead was mind-blowingly awesome - worth mentioning here again that visually, Paul knocked that speech out of the park and straight into orbit. It would have been an incredible Ellis-rant without such brilliant panel-fuckery, but Paul once again just took the ball and ran with it. I love this series.

    ^____^

    Get well soon, Paul.
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    I'm fond of the scene after the grenading of the Freakcave when the Angels go to war, eyes aglow and roaming the dark streets. It's proper spooky.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010
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    I think my favourite part is Luke's recap monologue at the start of the current book. On the art side, I liked the sequence where Kait unfolds Mark's samurai sword.
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      CommentAuthorInternaut
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010 edited
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    Pretty much all of episodes 97 - 100. Specifically from the point on the last page of Ep. 97 where you figure out the whole thing was just Luke telling himself things in the first person to when he has a full page of exposition, ranting about all the revelations he's made from being shot in the head - and then KK hits him with a chair.
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    One for each character.

    ALICE – the shooting of Luke. A two-panel cliffhanger where she’s basically standing in the same position, and almost making the same face. But the expectation of the shot before pulling the trigger and the white-hot satisfaction afterwards, all of it in the eyes, and so subtle. Add to that her hilarious retort, and you’ve got a character-defining moment. We’d been waiting for her to pull that trigger from episode 1.

    ARKADY—jumping to Shoreditch Park. Everyone else is scared out of their wits, but Arkady’s face is scared AND excited AND crazy. Great open visual sitting in the middle of a book of dark images.

    CAZ—she looks like a little kid when she talks to Alice about her dreams of a radio station. A great moment that reminds us just how young this entire cast is.

    CONNOR—you could have done a ten-episode comic interlude about teen Connor’s misfortunes in love and gastrointestinal disasters and I would have laughed the whole time. Ellis having more class kept it to a couple of panels, and then twisted the knife by making us think he was going to leave. But hey, anytime you guys wanna do a low-brow prequel, I’ll be on board. A funny moment which only makes his present scenes funnier by comparison.

    JACK—the big blow up comes close, but his introduction still hasn’t been topped. He showed more emotion, more poise, more JACKNESS than we’ve seen since. It illustrated, by comparison, just how out of place he feels in Whitechapel.

    KAITLYN—the revelation of her little Abu Graib prison, the bloodstained writing on the walls, the pool of water (dirty water is probably the most life-threatening thing you could have in a prison), and she blows it off with a nonchalance that would make Dick Cheney blanch. Laughing at Mark was a close second.

    KARL—giving the strawberry to Alice, well aware of the reaction she would have. Karl’s thoughtfulness often goes unrecognized, much like thoughtful people are treated in real life.

    KIRK and KOKO—it’s going to be a common one in this thread, but when a scene is so perfect you re-read it dozens of time you’ve got to give props. The best scene of the series until Luke’s resurrection. The first scene of the series that rewarded the audience for paying attention. “You didn’t.” “I did.” “I did not just hear that.” “You heard it.” Couldn’t be improved upon if it was rewritten.

    LUKE—couldn’t be improved upon if it was redrawn a thousand times. A zombie Hannibal Lecter. What’s scarier than that?

    MARK—a zombie Jesus, that’s what.

    MIKI—taking charge of the situation with two kids who don’t know how to behave with a dead body in the room. And these are the same two who are usually putting OTHER characters in THEIR place. Cements the hierarchy, shows again just how much maturity she has, and just plain funny.

    SIRKKA—reacting when Jack was hurt, in a bra. Hey, I’m a heterosexual man what can I say?
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010
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    Luke's speech after he realized the Package gets stronger when they die.
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      CommentAuthorDextra
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010
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    Nearly every time Arkady says something profound, but you're not sure whether to take her seriously because she's got that wide-eyed, childlike look on her face that makes you think she's completely bonkers. I love those.
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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010
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    Sirkka and Caz grinding Luke into the pavement, concrete buckling.
    the torture pit reveal - oh Kait, what have you done?
    chained up Luke getting a casual bullet in the leg.
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      CommentAuthorlordmitz
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010
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    chikkinz!

    the sciencey bits and the bits where they work stuff out to help the community.

    oh! also the bit where they rebuild the house and the door's all wangy
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      CommentAuthormister hex
    • CommentTimeAug 13th 2010
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    ANYTHING about Kait's obsession with Quincy but ESPECIALLY her assertion that his cock was a foot long and that he was a crime-fighting genius.

    "All your future bone fractures belong to us."

    The cover to the third trade, with Kait standing in front of her weapons cabinet. Good Lord, I have a crush on that girl.

    Alice saying "Kids today" after Jack vomits, post-shooting. Pretty much anything Alice says.

    Get well soon, Paul. This is not a request.