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    • CommentAuthorarf
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2010
     (8814.21)
    Nice to see you fit again Paul.

    Hmmm! I said a while back that you should *never* play Risk with a FreakAngel.
    Now, I suspect there are going to be a number of increasingly open minds. (Are Kaz and Karl slowly coming to the same conclusion?)

    And, of course, new girl Alice will be left to clean up th' fookin' mess! (If someone remembers to get off the watch tower!)
    • CommentAuthorAisforAmy
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2010
     (8814.22)
    I knew one of them would do this once they figured out that death would open the package more, but I have to admit that I never expected it to be CONNOR. The only person I would have expected less would have been Sirkka.

    I understand Connor's reasoning (if, indeed, he is responsible for the blood and bullet we just saw) behind it. He's afraid that Mark and/or Luke will be powerful enough when they wake to be a threat to all of them and wants to be the ultimate good guy to stand against him... but with his pacifistic tendencies, what does he really expect to accomplish?
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2010
     (8814.23)
    @AisforAmy - I think we'll have intellectual might in the form of Arkady and Conner vs brute strength in the form of Mark and Luke. Mark and Luke like to think they're clever, but it usually just involves displays of power/dominance over actual "winning".

    Of course, this is assuming Mark and Luke would actually align themselves. I think they're both too "lone-wolf sociopath" to work together.
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      CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2010
     (8814.24)
    Well I've had a shit week, but I won't vent here. Saturday Night Open Mic will do, if we have one this week.
    Great come back after 3 weeks off. Glad Paul's better.
    • CommentAuthorbadbear
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2010
     (8814.25)
    woweee wowee wow.
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    Oh, so good to have this back. Hope all is well Paul; you we missed and made Fridays less desirable to live through without your talents on display.
    Now, on Fridays, Warren and you give up.....more and more pondering and beautiful displayed cliff-hangers. Ahhhh! the world is correct and upright yet again.
    • CommentAuthorAisforAmy
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2010
     (8814.27)
    They can't kill each other, but that doesn't mean that KK can't relish keeping Luke in eternal torment for the destruction of her bike. I can't wait to see her new one!

    What I want to know is, does Arkady see everyone with x-ray-type vision, now, or was she just checking Connor over for something?
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    Fuck me that was 12 kinds of awesome. Like the feeling I got with bullet-with-blood-shock-oh-holy-shit-someones-shot-Connor followed by aha-clever-little-shit-wants-to-expand-his-package (so to speak). Whether or not it was him or someone else he may well get the "mental upgrade" he was previously enquiring about.

    Paul, thanks again for some amazing art, and I'm glad you're mended.

    And Warren. OH GOD WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO MY BRAIN.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2010
     (8814.29)
    Wow. Spo glad that Freakangels is back. All I can think to say is

    • CommentAuthorcjtremlett
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2010
     (8814.30)
    Arkady-vision is awesome and creepy at the same time. Does she see that way all the time, or is it when she wants to? Spooky implications indeed if it is all the time.

    And that ending, presuming it was Connor shooting himself and not one of Mark's drones (or someone else targeting FAs), I knew that was coming. I knew it was coming and it still freaked me out! Well, I knew sooner or later one of them was going to deliberately kill themselves to test the theory. I thought it might be Karl that would do it, but I'm not entirely surprised that it's Connor. If that is what happened, and not something else.

    Always worth the wait!
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      CommentAuthorphill_sea
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2010
     (8814.31)
    Assuming Connor just tried to kill himself, being the friend of more than one person who committed suicide, and being a firm believer that those who do go that road are first degree asshole cowards to a T (including H.Thompson, yes) I hope Connor is dead, and no longer like him as a character.
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      CommentAuthorLBA
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2010
     (8814.32)
    glad you're feeling better Paul - excellent artwork as always and yes I'd say it looks like Conner is trying to access more of the package.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2010
     (8814.33)
    Assuming Connor just tried to kill himself

    He may have shot himself, but I don't think his intention was to kill himself, in fact quite the opposite. That which does not kill us only makes us stronger, as some old German once said (although probably in German)
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    Well, heck that last frame sort of says it all, huh? Yes, a beautiful cliffhanger.

    And it is also worth mentioning; Very glad you've recovered, Mr. Duffield. Now don't off and get sick before addressing this kind of cliffhanger, eh? ;)
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    Excellent return, Paul!

    Suicide? Nah. That has a limited and predictable narrative path. Warren's just teasing us.

    Mark knows Connor is onto him and has a plan for dealing with him, and he's scuttling that right now.
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      CommentAuthorstaticgirl
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2010
     (8814.36)
    oh Connor. When you got that look on your face whilst talking with Arkady my suspicions rose. And Arkady may well have got a flashforward - maybe that's why she saw the skeleton and hung around after you'd gone inside... You doofus.
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    Welcome back, Paul.

    This was the upturn the story needed. If it was going to be gone for a few weeks, THIS was the week for the comeback.

    You click on page 6, expecting to see the hollow bones of a bird...and instead you get a giggle from our favorite space-case...and an act of heroic suicide.

    Only Warren could make me put those two words together.
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      CommentAuthorWaxPoetic
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2010
     (8814.38)
    Dear Paul: Glad you're back. Also, I have about a bucket of drool with your name on it for the GlowyInsidesConnor image. I will parcel it out in splashes and spurts.

    Ariana, well I've moved in with my parents and we live in a town of notsomany people in NorthWestern Missouri, I still don't have a job and I may (or may not) be dating a Bachelor who lives somewhere entirely not the Midwest, or even the Great Plains. There are many visible stars that show themselves to me over the patio every night. The cats have adjusted well. Thanks for asking. How're things with you?

    Thanks so much, all!
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      CommentAuthorthom_wong
    • CommentTimeAug 27th 2010
     (8814.39)
    First, awesome to have this back.

    Second...what if you just cut off Mark's head while he's lying there?
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    This was the upturn the story needed. If it was going to be gone for a few weeks, THIS was the week for the comeback.



    You guys are lucky. Originally, this was going to be the episode before a one-week interlude. So you would've been hanging for two weeks after that last couple of panels...