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  1.  (9254.21)
    Too much information! :P If Karl will ever hear that...
    It reminds me of the "Runaways" comics, when the young teen mutants discover their parents are criminals.
    But then, all Freakangels' parents were into drugs, in a way or other?KK's Parents would have to have been well zonked out to call their daughter "Kolfinnia Kokohoko!"
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    Heigh ho, heigh ho, what are Sirkka and KK up to?
    And what about whoever or whatever whose coming "Will-you-be-my-zombie" Mark was fearing ?
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2010
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    TMI - indeed.
    "... Jack the Lad ..." ? ... An irresponsible young man, seeking personal pleasure without regard to responsibilities. A rogue.
    You seem to think you're a bit of a jack the lad, don't you?

    And beside the obvious - what is happening to Luke? Tabasco in his shorts?
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      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2010
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    I'm thinking the likelihood of Connor's mother being a hottie takes a pretty serious dive with the news that she is a serial domestic abuser with a penchant for facial mutilation who spends friday nights lurking in car parks - to say nothing of the fact she is using drug-incurred debt to procure sexual favours from teenage boys.
    Or maybe she just has an appetite. I dunno, actually, I don't really want to think about it anymore.
    Great episode though, it looks just now as though Arkady and Luke's personalities have changed the most from the mass upgrade. For Arkady I can see it being because everyone else getting upgraded means she feels more "connected" with them. But what the hell has happened to Luke? He's not showing any remorse for stuff he's done, but it's like all the spitefulness is burned out of him. He's still a prick, but he's not being a malicious prick anymore. Kaitlin, on the other hand...
    • CommentAuthorAmhuinn
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2010
     (9254.25)
    It is weird with Luke... like you said, he shows no remorse so he can't be called redeemed. He just seems childlike and keeps saying he's dead confused.

    Arkady is becoming a much more self-possessed person, as is Connor. Those two are shaping up to be the leaders of the gang in the way that Mark once was and which maybe Sirkka seems to have been filling in the interim.

    I totally love Kait.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2010
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    Hope you are good and have your IV drip of Red Bull topped off, Ariana.

    Getting over a week long cold. Just when I think I'm good, the scratchy throat wants to come back. So yeah, lots of fucking coffee plz!
    Also I'm beat the hell up from the Faith No More concert on Wednesday. I just opened my mouth to eat something and my jaw was friggin' sore, urrgh. Haha.
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    Looking at the second panel first page. I can't help but think there is a likely possibility Mark will be "accidentally" dropped at least once. "Heigh uh-oh".

    Another great episode.
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2010
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    ...

    I don't care, I STILL like Jack.

    ( also, Luke's been on about his balls since epidose 115 - right after Miki got her upgrade with all those medical 'insights' - does anyone else think she performed a little bit of the snip snip? )
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      CommentAuthorSoftSpot
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2010
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    Seems that this week a lot of things which were hidden now comes out within the group itself. It may clear a lot of air in time, but I guess some hard words are going to fall between several angels in the moments to come. And they surely will change their attitude to one another.
    Your opinion of a friend has to change when you learn he was doing things with your mother you only expected from your dad so to speak... and also the conduct of other angels and/or their parents is not exactly what you would expect from "ordinary people".
    But then, the FA's are many things, but "ordinary" is not one of them...

    Cold here, lots of snow, so I decided to leave my motorbike in the garage and do my moves on the road by car. But when the snow is gone I will be riding my bike again, you can count on that. Had a bit of a cold in the beginning of the week, but that is gone now.
    • CommentAuthorbobsyuncle
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2010 edited
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    Confused, disoriented, not sure of what's going on,...it"s almost as if Luke isn't in control of himself entirely,like he's a zombie or maybe a drone...
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      CommentAuthorscs
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2010 edited
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    The last panel of pg 1 absolutely cracked me up. It all scans perfectly.

    I've always had a soft spot for Tom Waits' version, too:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4_zaZ3utUY&playnext=1&list=PLB14CB96D2D91088B&index=55
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeDec 3rd 2010
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    @Berserker - that's exactly what I was thinking. In all likelihood it didn't take, just like the hole in his head didn't take. But doesn't mean there wouldn't be a lingering itch as the tissue regrows. And if Arkady seems more composed and Connor is more off, Luke is confused (unusual save for when other 'Angels are trying to hit him), and Kait isn't just being prickly she's outright mean which I don't think we've ever seen before. Hmm. Jack seems defeated, but there's good reason for that. }:P

    Interesting look at the Angel's histories without flashbacks. Kady wasn't the only one snorting or shooting things up. At least three had parents who could be considered ne'er do wells. Likely more. Enlightening. huh.

    Thank you, as ever.

    Studying Japanese 6+ hours per day makes my dreams funny. I wake up to the news on my alarm radio and before I'm totally awake I'm trying to translate everything...
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      CommentAuthor~lis
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2010
     (9254.33)
    D8

    warren is evil and evil is warren.

    whooray for disturbingnessnessness!
    • CommentAuthorAmhuinn
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2010 edited
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    I thought Miki might have have done a Lorena Bobbitt on Luke too. I'd imagine it is growing back. If not, and if it is her and not the package upgrade that is also behind his disorientation, that would raise some murky moral questions.

    What Kait did was mean, but I don't think it was out of the oridinary mean. They seem to have a rough way of teasing one another as it is. I still like her for now, but I do feel sorry for poor Connor. I think she had a point about Jack always sodding off to his boat rather than dealing with stuff.
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    If running a torture pit and showing glee revealing Jack's shameful secret in the presence of Connor isn't mean...well what it is mean, to you?
    Miki said she had "tweaked" Mark, why not Luke? If Luke says to Kirk "You've pardoned me", maybe he remembers their fight, but precious little else. The rape of the refugee girl and the destruction of KK's bike and near killing of KK, he forgot them all? He talks like a lobotomized patient,
    • CommentAuthorAmhuinn
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2010
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    I meant not out of the ordinary mean for Kait. I like her, but I think she's a bit of a scary crazy lady. They do all have a rather mean way of teasing at times though. I just meant it wasn't enough for me to say there's been any change in Kait post-upgrade.

    I think Miki might have tweaked Luke, or it could be the way his brain healed back? It seemed that he did remember the rape and doesn't exactly seem tormented by guilt just dazed and almost "innocent" (if such a word could ever be used to describe him).
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    @Jack

    I think the so-called torture pit isn't completely fair to attempt to describe Kait's personality. I think she's a bit of a loner, and the "pit" was never meant to be revealed to the rest of the FA. It was "under" her personality so to speak, much like a Batman/Bruce Wayne. It's in there but not for public display. For example, none of the have really seen Kait interrogate, and if it were up to her, none of them would. Her police persona isn't there for the other FA, as much it is there for the rest of Whitechapel. To the rest of the FA, she's a bit butch, has a creepy affection for Quincy, and an odd sense of humor. The personality that they are used to dealing with is Kait being rough around the edges, acting tough, and going for the mean tease. As far as shameful secrets go, I seriously doubt that there are many secrets from the FA's growing up years. If anything, Kait teasingly brought up an old joke. So I don't think she's acting at all out of character.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeDec 6th 2010
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    Ah, that was a nice episode to come home too. Poor Connor indeed. I don't think I could look Jack in the eye after knowing something like that.

    The Luke castration thing does make a lot of sense. I understand from anecdotal evidence that castration can make a man somewhat docile, which would fit with the way he's behaving right now. Given that he can presumably heal himself at any point once he's aware what's happened, I can see that Miki might not see it as any more than a minor 'tweak' too.

    Snow seems to have thawed in these parts since I was last here, but goddamn did it make getting to ATP a lot more interesting. Still, it was totally worth it to have GYBE! and Neurosis melt my face.
    • CommentAuthorkatrina
    • CommentTimeDec 7th 2010
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    I'm a little slow. Is the error what has me thinking that Connor is actually gay? "Boyfriends?"
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    Connor's not gay, that I know, only not exactly successful with women. One girl he fancied eventually joined Sirkka's harem instead, according to Kirk. Probable gay couple? Kirk and Karl, who don't appear to be much fond of women. Sirkka is bi,and possibly even Arkady though.