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    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2011
    It's Friday, it's FREAKANGELS: In which wine, caps are popped, etc.

    'Morning, Whitechapel. I can't even begin on this week. It's been, let's leave it at that. I may still be a little winter sick, but that's so far down the list it's in the "would probably be annoying if I had time to think about it" category. So that's me -- how's everyone else?
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2011
    FRIIIIIDAAAAAYYY, which is nice. Coughcold subsiding, so ok overall, thankyou.
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2011 edited
    Hmmm... What's up in Whitechapel?
    The Whitechapel Bell Foundry was on the BBC London News this week.
    I'm sitting at home waiting for my wife to pop out a baby. She thinks it will be today. Contractions are about 15 minutes apart, but not very painful she says. We haven't agreed on a name yet. We have both thought of names, but neither of us likes the one the other does.
    We got an offer on our flat (apartment) this week, only 4 days after it went on sale. £19K less than the asking price, but still £51K more than we thought it was worth 2 weeks ago. We're holding out for another £10K.
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    Wow, Luke had me going there for a bit too.

    My week has been nothing to write home about, but I'm looking forwards to a weekend of extremely amateur carpentry work with some mates. Nothing like messing around with power tools in good company.
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2011
    Luke's right about the gang, though. As was said many many episodes ago, they need to grow all the way up.
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    @Kradlum - good luck for the birth... and the flat, doing both together seems incredibly brave...

    The sky has gone all weird here - like it's the colour of Facebook, and there's a very bright round thing in it that's making my eyes hurt. It might be the apocalypse. Am trying to get through the rest of this afternoon at work without committing either homicide or suicide. And then I shall probably curl up and shudder for 48 hours before it all starts again...

    Hope everyone's well.
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2011
    :Kradlum - good luck with the wifeybabypopping thing and the flat.

    @J0nCarp3nter - If the clouds have disappeared it means there's nothing to hold the sky up doesn't it? I don't even have my goth anti-colour glasses with me.

    Great episode - has Luke turned into a Holy Fool?
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2011
    "Something´s wrong with my eyes."

    I miss the the sun :/

    Congrats on the baby :)
    • CommentAuthordraxxx
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2011
    Good morning...

    What a tremendous episode! Genius in every sixteenth of every inch! Fucking A and bottoms' up.
    • CommentAuthorkrel
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2011
    Good morning...

    Great episode. Even if Luke is full of shit, he's right.

    Kradium, good luck with the baby and naming.

    Been sick for two weeks with this horrible zombie cold. About 126 of my co-workers are probably going to loose their jobs, because our State can't afford to pay for health care workers, and the rain is never ending. Other than that, everything is great.

    Have a happy, Whitechapel.
    • CommentAuthorarf
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2011
    Just spent an hour explaining why mammoths *aren't* here.
    Considering Luke's state at the start of the last volume, I don't think lobotomising will work.

    (And why did he only *almost* have them going for moment? Cynical bunch!)

    Can't wait to hear what Mark's got to say for himself!
      CommentAuthorcity creed
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2011
    page 5 panel 1
    is so right.
    So Luke is human after all?

    Pre-xmas exam results are in - once again I have failed to crash and burn spectacularly out of university. Somewhere in a sweltering bunkerscape of gas ranges and stainless steel double-ovens, the thwarted kitchen god howls his wordless malice into multi-storey extractor units and punitively executes a few trays of souffles.
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    Is it possible Luke is being honest? Did he evolve past being naughty?

    Had a strange week, interrupted my neighbors being robbed and almost got a tire iron in the face... but other than that, things are really, really good.
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    Hm. Suppose Alice will make sense next week...
    grumble grumble long wait grumble

    Had a birthday! Unexpected ice-cream cake! And then Sweeney Todd watching! Love my friends : )

    Unfortunately my room has no heat and it snowed last night. My roomie and I have concluded that the guys next door are hoarding it. Stone-cold radiators may be one of my least favorite things in winter.

    Kradlum: I've always liked Jude as a boys name...
    • CommentAuthormarya
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2011
    What about the siren, doesn't Alice still have the siren?
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    Dammit Warren,

    Here I am at work having to explain why there is a tear in my eye due to Luke's monolouge, and then realizing that he was probably saying that to weasel his way out of trouble. So now I'm conflicted. This bit of fiction was a little too true to life.

    Dammit Warren!

    Also, I'd like to add that If everything goes according to plan, I will be off the blood thinning medicine by the end of the month, and I can get back to some serious drinking.
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2011
    So — no one buys Luke's BS? Cool.
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    Don't you hate those moments when the guy with the dick drawn on his forehead sounds like the most sensible person in the room?

    That aside, my week has been highlighted by a much delayed birthday dinner with friends at this Burmese restaurant which made an amazing tea leaf salad that the server mixed together right there at the table.
    • CommentAuthorAttobrute
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2011
    @Kradlum - a child is a wonderful but scary thing... As far as names, my wife and I had an agreement - a boy, she could chose first name & I the rest, a girl, the reverse. She got to chose our son's first name, but I am happy with her choice.

    @stsparky - I guess it depends on your views about redemption, remorse and whether undergoing punishment absolves previous crimes. I think being repeatedly shot counts as punishment!

    My wife and I discuss this on a regular basis - usually in the context of paedophiles. She is a lot more absolute and unforgiving than I am (a bit like Kait, though without the *unusual* sexual proclivities). For myself, I try to believe that redemption is possible.

    I think that since Luke reanimated after his "death" he has appeared a lot less entitled, has shown guilt & remorse, and has made the first efforts to atone. It may be a big act, but I hope it isn't...

    Does make you wonder how they are going to deal with Mark once he's had more of a chance to explain himself. And then there's that helicopter...
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2011
    Luke has become a terribly interesting fulcrum for this story.

    On the other hand, it'll be telling to see his reaction when he can see his face now - I wonder how the 'new' Luke will react to his graffiti when he finally sees it?

    And who's come around Whitechapel shooting a pistol NOW? Gunmen and choppers and Mark, oh my! This will be a roller-coaster of chapter, this last one. Enormous things are about to happen.