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    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2010
    I wonder how Connor will put his new powers to use? Have we really seen him use them properly since the first few episodes?
    Most others have used the package to find their niche in the community and seem fine using them to defend whitechapel, but not Connor.

    I think he'd just use the telepathy thing to record the events of the day through a collective mind as well as his own.
    Maybe Connor is a dark horse and has been practicing too? I think thats unlikely but a lot of us never even suspected he'd have a gun. Whitechapel is full of suprises.

    Goddamnit I want it to be next friday.
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    How about when she showed up at the market and had everyone glaring at her, and didn't understand why?

    Yeah, she misplaced some memory. But that's the only time we know of anything like that has happened, and as I pointed out we only hear about that second hand. People have been known to be unreliable. . .
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    Wow. I was seriously worried there! Muttering "no no no no no" to myself all the way 'till the final panel. Fine work gentlemen!

    Note to self, don't get Arkady mad :)

    Also, the "some kind of fish" line made me laugh like a drain.
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2010
    I think the REAL question now is exactly what part of the package did Conner just get access to? The surprises, they are only just beginning.
    • CommentAuthorNakedCelt
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2010
    So Arkady was one of Connor's "waifs and strays"? Figures.
    Nice one in the face for the Connor-haters.
    • CommentAuthorAmhuinn
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2010
    Love it! Jack was a dick about Connor then and I loved how Arkady reacted. She's my fave! I'm glad Connor's OK... I was getting a little worried there. I can't wait to see how his powers have upgraded!
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    Reverse Highlander?
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    Reverse Highlander?

    Is it just me, or does that sound like a sexual position?
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    Sounds like fun either way.
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2010
    I was getting worried about Connor despite knowing about the Package! phew!

    I talked about bees with a beekeeper today. It was lovely.
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    Ummm,, okay, two things.
    1. You will all be glad to know that none of you are likely to commit suicide anytime soon, because none of you shows the slightest intuition as to knowing the signs of spotting a suicidal person by this I can infer that none of you have much in the way of suicidal feelings.
    2.You're all being a little slow on the uptake, Conner was leaving, he is the observer who sees everything. He knows how dangerous it is outside whitechapel, but he never took his gun with him. It really doesn't matter how much evidence there is that they can't die any sensible person will not take the chance. The only reason Conner had the gun was because he was considering ending his life in the first place. And yes, maybe he did have the gun with him and only went up to his room so Arkady wouldn't see him shoot himself but in that case he would only have to go behind the door and not drag his 'fat' ass up the stairs in the first place.He left the gun behind, he left whitchapel behind, he was giving up. When Arkady brought him up to date on the recent events he felt he was the best candidate to take the chance on the upgrade because he was the most willing to throw his life away.
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    Everyone who was bitching about Connor being a coward: I hope you're all as properly ashamed of yourselves as one can be with regard to slagging on a fictional character. He was quite brave in this ep.

    And I loved seeing Arkady's iron! Her facial expressions were really wonderful, thank you Paul!
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2010
    The reversal of the "JACK: HARD MAN" vs. "CONNOR: EMO TEEN" setting was sublime. Loved it to bits.
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2010
    @bobsyuncle -

    1. Presumptive much?

    2. Conner had a giant fuck-off bag that certainly could have concealed a gun, as well as a jacket with many pockets. A jacket which he wasn't wearing indoors. It doesn't take a very large leap of logic to assume he could have also had time to remove his gun as well as his jacket.

    I'll chalk it up to you're being new here, but some of the smartest people I've had the pleasure of knowing come from this very forum. I'd appreciate it if you refrain from insulting their intelligence. Thanks.
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    Before we get into how much Connor is awesome and Jack is an ass or whatever that arguement is, I think we should see what Connor does with his "upgrade" before we assume that Conner=the shit. I (so far) am impressed by Connor's move here, in being the watcher, that does position him to be the one to put the pieces together, but his issues do not make him the best one to handle it (so far there's no candidate that I would consider "best" to handle this amount of power--which we don't even have the ability to register how much of an upgrade it is).

    Personally, I do not feel ashamed of thinking Connor=pussy. But people do change, even fictional ones, and should Connor's personality change, and he becomes more than a coward that picked up a bigger gun, I will be impressed.
    • CommentAuthorFan
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2010
    But people do change, even fictional ones, and should Connor's personality change, and he becomes more than a coward that picked up a bigger gun, I will be impressed.

    Assuming that could have used the package against Alice in episodes 5 and 6 of volume 1, he doesn't seem like a coward: he cares about other people perhaps, even Alice the stranger and enemy, more than about himself; something of a hero, really, not much of a coward imo.
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    I really don't think Connor was planning on committing suicide by post-apocalyptic wasteland. It's not like he'd need a gun, and I'm led to believe he'd not take one with him on the general principle of hating violence. Though running away from your family is kind of a small-scale suicide I guess.
    • CommentAuthorthud
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2010
    Having read several episodes through again it seems to me that a kind of authenticity is missing when each of the FreakAngels refers to it as "the Package."
    Wouldn't they have some neat, almost obscure but insightful term for it by now?
    Of course they would.
    I mean, they're British.
    They wouldn't call it by some common name, just because that would make it easy to communicate about it, because that makes far too much sense, and is boring.
    Certainly if they each grew up with this power and its consequences, they would each have some pet word or expression that was an adequate way to complain or brag about it.

    Spook, Ghost. Spike. Razor. Pusher. Twang. Land of Oz. It. Our Gift.

    (Or something catchy and quick and "insider", that would also have as one of its intentions to keep any casual listener wondering what the fuck they were talking about.)

    Only saying this from familiarity with the characters and story. Its missing.
    Perhaps someone reading the archives or a printed version for the first time might not notice.
    But something so important to the story to not have at least several slang-isms is less than realistic.
    Especially since they're British, but people everywhere thrive on inventing new words for new things.
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    I mean, they're British.

    So am I.
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    i.e; presumptive much?

    (shuffles feet, backs away avoiding eye contact) shame shame sorry sorry I appealyour mercy
    w/ wide panting grin your turf yourturf
    Ican smelliteverywhere
    (rolls on back w/ legs in air) please accept apology by scratching tummy
    scratch scratch scritchy scrstch
    (I promise not to pee on you)