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      CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2011
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    Aagh! I hope he forums don't end, I've met a lot of great people here.
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2011
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    The people downstairs listened to all the laughter from upstairs and wondered what the hell was going on - i'd just got to page 5 panel 2.

    Will the forums end? I really hope not. Will the online comic archive disappear? Aha, i begin to see the point of the hard copies. Still, i'd like to see some kind of digital version (and not one tied to any particular device PLEEZE!) so i can look at Mr Duffield's artwork full-size on a nice bright screen. Yes, that would be good.

    How's me? I took a lorry to the workshop down by River road. The whole area down by Barking Creek smelt like something died there a while ago and no one had managed to find a crane big enough to move it. Fragrant, picturesque, jewel of the east. Oh yes.
    • CommentAuthordr_barnowl
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2011
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    It's like he regrew his brain wrong or something.

    Very likely. He was shot in the front of the head ; it's probably not a coincidence that he's exhibiting symptoms not unlike having had a frontal lobotomy *
    reduces anxiety feelings and introspective activities; and feelings of inadequacy and self-consciousness are thereby lessened

    Mark, as remarked before, looks like he's had a stroke in his motor functions, probably induced by the "spike" driven through his brain.

    It appears that the 'Angels are not ENTIRELY beings composed of purple glowy stuff with the meat a mere inconvenient wrapper (yet?).

    Presumably this is also why Connor has been advised by a future 'Angel that shooting yourself in the head is not the best way of triggering an upgrade. He seems to have been luckier than Mark or Luke - perhaps he shot himself in an area responsible for something trivial (to a godlike being with purple powers) like the bits that make your body remember to breathe.

    Arkady definitely comes out in front here - her "upgrades" were both triggered by asphyxiation (one opiate drug overdose depressing the autonomic reflex to breathe, one immersion in water). So long as you assume that microscopic damage is easier to heal once you overcome that inconvenient death thing, she's got the highest upgrade level with the least damage after 2 upgrades like Mark (possibly, after they dropped a building on him), everyone else has one upgrade (from Connor).

    * Although, if you're shot in the front, the shockwave will damage the back the most. Luke should actually be blind. Just sayin'
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2011
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    Lord, lord, lord. Excellence in writing & artistry held in the pages that are just silent but palpable with tension. There is SO much ground to cover in the conversation they're about to have, where else to start but with the booze? Brilliant, Warren. And Paul should take an extra bow.

    I am fine. Watching my niece this afternoon. Her only homework is reading (she's 8). I believe we'll be tackling A Wrinkle in Time, pulled from my bookshelf. Yep, I'm that kind of auntie.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2011
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    @razrangel As long as you voice the "Happy Medium" like Shirley MacLaine - it will be all good ...

    I want resolution. Luke seems pacified ... which is fine.
    • CommentAuthorMishyana
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2011
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    Did something happen? Because this:

    "Happy 2011, internets!

    If you’re a regular visitor, or just drop in once a week, or even if you just got here today: Thank you. FREAKANGELS works because of the community that’s grown around it, and you’ve helped us make it another year. We hope 2011 will be another great one. And while you’re here, feel free to stop by the WHITECHAPEL forum and say hello, if you like.

    See you next week (year)."

    Does not sound like "The beginning of the end is two episodes from now"... =(
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2011
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    I am excited for the end of Freakangels, but would be very upset if it meant the end of such a great forum.
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    Three surprises. First, all of them in one room. Haven't seen that since the BIG PUNCH. Weighty.

    They're mad at Karl, who isn't exhausted from building a greenhouse, only reluctant to look back at them. Funny.

    Thought Luke would be smart enough to stay quiet. Silly of me.
    • CommentAuthorZeebo
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2011
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    It took me 120 episodes to finally notice everyone's shoes. And, naturally, they look spot on.
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      CommentAuthorstaticgirl
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2011
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    As predicted, my legs ache. :)
    • CommentAuthortenlo
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2011
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    I know I'm new on the forum, but I've been following Freakangels for almost a year now I think. I feel foolish for not joining this forum earlier, especially when I read of how much community has grown on here.

    Anyway enough ramblings. I have to admit I am sad that this could be the end, but in traditional style, the sadness is lifted by a great joke about wine. Though I'll miss the weekly read, I'm sure Mr Ellis will be working on something soon to fill this gap!!
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      CommentAuthorSoftSpot
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2011
     (9413.32)
    @staticgirl: maybe leave the elevator sometimes where it is and take the stairs more often? If not for all the floors at once, you can start with skipping a few. In that way you improve your physical condition and it won't hurt you to have another firedrill... ;-)
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      CommentAuthorstaticgirl
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2011
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    You can't skip a few because of security. We only rent a couple of floors, else I would surely do that to build up all the right leg muscles. :) I do take the stairs instead of the lift to go up to floor 23. :)