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      CommentAuthorSoftSpot
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2011
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    Everybody keeps hammering on about Luke. But there's a lot more going on and Arkady is referring to that "lot more". Luke already mentioned it, but everybody seems to have read just over it without noticing... The FA's have to decide what they want to do with their future. As a group of which the members are more or less convicted to cooperate. That includes Arkady, Jack, Luke... the whole bunch. Including Mark, remember him?
    OK, Luke has been a bastard in the past, but he's just part of the gang. And the gang begins to realize their capabilities and, as a consequense of those, their responsibilities. They must "the fuck grow up" and start working on their conduct as a group to ensure the future will work out in a somewhat good perspective. They brought change to the world, and they have to work out how to deal with that change, and also with the other people if they find out who caused that major change and may turn against their current protectors and call them to respond on what they have caused.
    The FA's have a load on heir hands and they just begin to realize it's a whole lot bigger than they ever imagined...
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      CommentAuthorJeff Owens
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2011
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    Exactly. Changing the rules.
    • CommentAuthorAmhuinn
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2011
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    True. They have spent more time during the whole comic tearing one another apart than they have fixing their biggest ever collective mistake.
    • CommentAuthorkatrina
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2011
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    I think this hug and crack-up is only the prelude to a more serious, away-from-the-rest-of-the-gang talk. It seems too simple to patch Jack and Sirkka up in just one moment, and Lord knows "We need to talk" has been long in coming for the two of them.

    I do like the theory that Arkady and Luke's spaciness comes from traumatic upgrades, but then why isn't Connor the same way?
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    but then why isn't Connor the same way?

    He knew it was coming.
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      CommentAuthordddrum
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2011 edited
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    There's probably room in the daytime lineup for one more teevee therapist, thinkst thou not?

    "THAT'S GET Y'SELF FIXED WITH DOCTOR ARKADY -- WEEKDAY MORNINGS, RIGHT AFTER THE QUINCY, M.E. RERUN , ON YOUR LOCAL 67 -- 'We've Gotcha Covered!'™"

    I'm sorry, it's the cough syrup talking.

    (Great stuff this week, guys.)
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      CommentAuthorMikiM
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2011
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    I wanted to hug Luke. :(
    I think that's the first time I thought he was adorable.
    • CommentAuthorAsshattery
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2011 edited
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    Having always thought she was a great character, I'm really digging that we're seeing more of Alice, and I can't wait to see even more.

    Edit: Posted in the wrong thread, but... I dig Alice.
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    So Alice is left alone to deal with all these dis-connected Mark-zombies while the FAs sit around and play with each others' heads. I wonder if she'll have something tasty to say about this later.
    • CommentAuthorAndhow
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th 2011
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    so, what i don't really get.

    Luke more or less knew it was wrong when he did it, I mean its pretty much cry for attention territory since the first time I saw luke.

    But for some reason its a lot better for Luke to relieve the rape victims memories then to keep his own memories. Even if he keeps these memories (or at least the experiance of experiancing their memories) which is not clear, I'm not sure how this is better then just letting him keep his original memories (in which he knows he did wrong) as apposed to a bunch of dissociated memories (in which he learns rape is bad mmmkay ie something he already knew).

    Short story is that Luke acted out and did bad things because quite frankly, he was treated badly for a long period of time. But lukes current actual and social castration (being 'fixed' multible times and in most senses of the word) is just cementing how low tier luke is and more or less locking him in for more abuse in the future. I really don't see how this is going to fix things and in fact will probably make more problems down the road. I feel bad for Luke, the mans a rapist but most people have a judge to keep the mob from getting too vicious or inventive, which looks like something that the Freakangels don't have the benefit of.

    I wonder how long before the freak angels learn that the world for all its fucked-up-ness before hand, actually had a pretty good grasp on a lot of things. I think making Luke work, perhaps with other people/angels, even on those rapes that are already happening would have done about the same amount of education and prevention and would have actually involved and starting working on luke rather then arbitrary punishments.
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    Are there to be more than 24 episodes in volume six?
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    Please, make at least 30!