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    • CommentAuthorJinnet
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2011
    But who'ìs arriving? The PLANETARY crew?

    I'm hoping it's someone from the GLOBAL FREQUENCY team.
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2011
    The eye-openers are flying in all directions here. First Alice gets her eyes opened to the fact that the FA's are inkillable, then she opens up their eyes by letting them know they're not as smart as they think by far, and that there are curious people outside their moat. :-) Arkady's reaction describes things very nicely: she's just what they needed: some common sence to top off supernatural powers.
    Reversing the shot is a good idea. If only we could do that for real, we could prevent a lot of stupid killing...

    Weather here is fine, I switched my biking gear to springtime gear: no more winter jacket and lined trousers but my faithful leather gear is in order now. :-)
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    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2011
    Second law of thermodynamics applies to closed systems.

    When you have telekinesis, there's no such thing as a closed system.

    Also, What Paul Said.

    Also, What Warren Said.

    I have a headache?
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    They don't understand how their powers work. Does teleporting create a wormhole from one point to the other? Does it break their atoms down and rebuild them? Do they move the entire universe to where they want to be without moving themselves?

    If they were able to create a time moat before upgrading, I think I'm safe in thinking they are able to reverse time locally, without knowing it after the upgrades.
    • CommentAuthorAbel
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2011
    First post here, gotta say thanks for the series!

    Also, finally had to post because the fooking in the episode was just great. As an American, British cursing is kind of fun to listen to. It doesn't feel like real cursing. So, I loved all the fooking going on!
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2011 edited

    Not knowing what you're writing and still writing it is a touch of genius. I know for I do it every day when I write my reports for my chiefs... :-)
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    i laughed so hard when she slammed on his ankle with the gun
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    The putting the shells back together is now possibly one of my favorite little details in FA. Loved it.
    I wanted to zoom into the process and watch it happen step-by-step. Side project maybe, Mr. Duffield?

    I can't read 'rattletrap' without giggling : )
    • CommentAuthordarrylayo
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2011
    Alice is the best!

    But Paul and Warren's comments here are cracking me up. Good work again, folks!
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    "I'm hoping it's someone from the GLOBAL FREQUENCY team"

    No, I'd like Elijah Snow and Jakita and The Drummer confronting Mark. "Ok, Mark Fox", FREEZE now!" Jakita discussing with KK and The Drummer drumming with Caz!
    And then: "You've caused a disturbance in the Bleeed, but we can readjust the dimensional snowflake and recover England". Won't it be grand?

    I suspect Warren has other plans, though.
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    My money's on this all being an elaborate viral marketing campaign to promote a new Zack Snyder film.

    (though not a large amount of money)
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2011
    Just wanted to say how much I'm loving the latest episodes, but then I read the other comments. Ha. "Oh I looked out the window this morning and saw Godzilla wrecking my town and that makes sense and all, but shouldn't it be in Japan right now?" That's pretty much the logic of not getting how FA can reverse bullets after all the shit we've seen them do, not to mention they can't even die. Which actually makes me wonder.. will they die from natural causes (old age)? They do seem to age so I guess that can happen.. but then... hmmm.. maybe they can reverse their own age? That'll be the same as living forever, so it's probably too much.
    But anyway - great episode! Can't wait for more!
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    They distorted time by 24 hours all around the city, seems like distorting time around the shotgun and rewinding events that happen within that area would be a piece of cake for them.
    • CommentAuthorVox Doom
    • CommentTimeApr 10th 2011 edited
    Love this episode. Putting the shells back together was actually a favourite part of mine, it's a nice little detail, the whole series is full of little details like this.

    I spotted a slight error on this page, panel 2: "So why don't just admit it to them"

    Unless this is a particular piece of dialect I don't know about, I'm up the road from Manchester and haven't heard it before if it is.

    Apologies if this is the wrong place to bring that up. I do remember a thread a while ago which was dedicated to spotting errors, but it's no longer a sticky.

    Also, apologies if you've already spotted it.
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    Whoops! Thank you!
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2011
    Ahh now I feel caught up to myself. Spent all last week putting up a play and just had no bandwidth for anything else. Of course I have to dive into a ton of Japanese study, pausing for a couple of hours for a English to Spanish translation job interview later this afternoon. Also my space around the house is all a disaster and I'm similarly behind in pushing my voice work...

    But now the little details of my life that I've ritualized are back in place and it feels good. Incredibly satisfying FA episode, very pleased to see that Alice has just been through too much shit to be terribly traumatized by the likes of seeing someone she killed up and on his feet and still giving her shit. A bit surprised, but relieved, that Luke didn't try to Freakattack Alice - she did smack him with a trash can lid and then disembowled him and he doesn't seem the forgiving type even if had earned all that and more. Guess I'll chalk it up to the Freakcastration.

    Sometimes the speech in these leaves me feeling like a dunce. It uses modern speech, and I employ it plenty on the Twitter, over text, etc; that whole dropping the subject from sentences. "Took a walk to the store, saw Jimmy. Wrote a letter that I took to the post." Now. Did "I" write the letter or did Jimmy? I got a bit of that when Alice was talking about no safe approach to London and Mark showed surprise. Alice has a theory on what Mark is surprised/scared by but I'm a little lost on what it is. Was Mark thinking there's no way the helicopter could get into Whitechapel (a theory he would have developed before the Time Moat)? If there's no safe approach then why is Mark scared? Because a helicopter is very close anyway? So then...what's the deal with KK knowing the safe air? I'm sure it'll get straightened as the story unfolds but I feel like I'm supposed to be able to follow Alice's exposition but actually I'm even more confused about what's been going on.
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    @razrangel - I only spotted it on the second reading, but I think Mark's going "AAAAA!" because she's just slammed the shotgun onto his ankle?
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2011
    "Took a walk to the store, saw Jimmy. Wrote a letter that I took to the post." Now. Did "I" write the letter or did Jimmy?
    Hahaha you've been studying Japanese too much. In English those sentences still only work one way...!
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2011
    Heh. Likely. Though in straightforward Japanese I think particles* would keep things sorted. I would say that usually English reads like a musical score where the key signature is set until there's a noted change, then you carry on with that until there's another change. That gets all fubar'd when you start messing with time.

    I'm going to go ahead and assume that's why I'm baffled on what is "safe" time-wise, what, exactly, is Alice' suspicion and how a helicopter works into it all. Does she figure Mark thought the time-weirdness around Whitechapel would protect him from the helicopter? Does she figure he didn't know about them and he's hiding behind the other 'Angels? Is she figuring KK knew about the time-weirdness but didn't know about the helicopter?

    Argh there's supposed to be a picture here but I can't see it. Feel like the dunce in this class.

    * or they would if I knew how to use the fucking things.