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    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2011 edited
    It's one of these... I know, I KNOW -- the thing is just to remain calm and take deep breaths. We're almost to the end of the series, so you *could* think of skips as rationing out the comics a little longer...

    Yeah, I know.

    Anyway, how's everyone doing this morning? Our spring has taken a turn for the rainy, butt it's not that cold so it's not that bad. Except for the five minutes of hail day before yesterday. That was a little weird.
    • CommentAuthorGlacialis
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2011

    The end? Really? There's so much more store that could be told! Still...much like Babylon 5 and the Galactica remake, when a series has a definitive end the quality of the story is so much better. I'll take quality over quantity. :D

    I'm the senior tech on our team now, so I get to train the 3 new hires we have coming in. And write the training materials. Why is it that we couldn't find anyone qualified in the last 4 years and now we double in size? Bah. So much for my weekends this spring. :( Other than life and loving it. GenCon event registration opens up in a few weeks. So pumped.
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    It's sad that the page loaded and my first thought was "A skip week! Hooray! The end is slightly delayed!" :)

    Things are cooling down nicely here in the far antipodes, I've actually needed to haul out a blanket for the first time in about six months. For someone with stubbornly northern-European genes this can only be a good thing.
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2011
    Its Friday, my head hasn't exploded, and I love you all.
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    Will either go postal or catatonic shortly.

    trying to make a dreadfully-implemented Interwoven CMS explode by the power of thought alone and failing. And then facing having to sort out about £2m of invoices. My colleague has literally gone AWOL and can't be contacted so I have to pick up his work too. My boss's small children are about to arrive, having already destroyed a stand in the atrium of the building.

    Send medicine, nurses and napalm, stat. And maybe an apocalypse. Thanks.
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    I've been thinking, are there any plans to combine all of the Freakangel volumes into one mega volume (of DOOM!) at some point when the whole thing is done? Or will I have to buy all the collected editions to fulfill my Freakangel habit?

    @Purple Wyrm: You like this weather?! I've got the heater on and it can still get pretty cool, it's horrendous I tell you.
    • CommentAuthordraxxx
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2011
    Good morning!

    Rationing perfectly fine. Quantity v Quality x Frequency of admin are important factors that serious addicts take very seriously, especially when they know the good good juice will soon stop stop. It's cool. I'm not twitching. I'm cool! Come back next week. I'll be here! Thanks, everybody.
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    @Jamie Heron - My ancestors stalked the wild moors of Skye dressed in nothing but sheepskins, sporrans and self-righteousness. I don't feel cold 'till my breath starts solidifying into icicles ;D
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2011
    Yep, another skipweek, it was to be expected. Oh well, the commerce must have it's way too, I know.

    Weather here is fine: clouds with spells of sun every now and then, temperatures around 15°C, almost no wind... ideal weather to make tours on my motorbike. Life is good. 8-D
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    @Purple Wyrm: And mine stalked the Highlands of Scotland, but I still feel the fucking cold. :o (My grandmother would probably take the opportunity to wax lyrical about the old days, with a wood fired heater being all that stood between her family and freezing, but I refuse to acknowledge genetics)
    • CommentAuthorIkuza
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2011
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Do you guys ever work? Seriously... Every time I come to try and read FA it's a friggin skip week or notice...

    I read 4-5 other online web comics and NONE of them do notices / merchandise plugs.

    Well, good luck... The skip weeks and notices have finally lost me...
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2011
    I've noticed some murmuring on WC but will the forum close when the comic ends? D: If so, double bummer. ono I better go ahead and buy some swag soon!
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    This isn't like other "online" web comics (are there "offline" web comics?). This one is good. And worth the wait. Don't know if you noticed, but most of us are savoring every week as it's spoon fed to us. Why whine at this late in the game? I'd like to say the story is getting really good, but it's been this good the whole time, and likely will until the last panel, which will most likely take a huge LSD dump in my eye.

    @Neila Last I heard, from Mark, and I believe Warren too, that there are no plans to close WC at the end of FA.
    • CommentAuthorMick
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2011
    Some webcomics seem to exist for the sole purpose of selling merch. =)

    My school in Hong Kong, HKBU, has a tremendous wall of Warren's stuff - most of the Avatar books, GF, Planetary, etc., but only one FA book. Somebody there must really be a fan. =)
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2011
    @Ikuza - I don't know if you've noticed, but this is six pages a week of well-written, well-drawn (HAND-drawn) actual comics that happen to be on the web. So thanks for starting an account just to bitch.

    @Ariana, Warren, Paul, [art team whose names I still can't fucking remember] - I have't been around a lot lately, but I'd like to thank you all so much for this. I just got my Vol. 5 last week and it's gorgeous. Fantastic stuff, and this has easily been my favorite couple years on the web. End of an era and all that shit.

    I might have to break down and get a field bag to replace my CROSSED bag which has a busted latch.
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2011
    @Ikuza - Funny time to bail out after so many episodes and as the tension is rising so high. I hope you reconsider once you've cooled down as it it seems a shame after so long.


    So anyway another chance to drool over those Field Bags and try to do origami with my bank account before admitting I can't run to one. I do like them though, they're cool and practical.

    It took my head about 3 days to decompress after Kapow. I really don't do crowds. A nice quiet weekend for me this week where I gather my strength for Easter, the Weekend of Screaming Nephews Who I Love To Bits Really. :D
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    Just signed on to reply to some of what I'm seeing. To the team, you guys are amazing! You put out an episode 3 times a month on average. SIX pages per episode!. Most other web comics I get 3 pages a week if I'm lucky. You guys average 4 or more a week. And it's Really good, art and story. People are just upset because they want more. I can understand that. But when a diamond falls into your lap, it's king of silly to bitch about how you "Only got the one." You know, they'll miss you when you're gone. Anyway, thanks for the ride. I'm strapped into KK's 'Copter, there is no air control and I'm looking forward to the final approach. Happy landings all!
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2011
     (9763.18) *could* think of skips as rationing out the comics a little longer...
    deep breaths, deep breaths

    OK, I *could* think of it that way. But that might mean skip weeks get ever more frequent as we approach the end. Ten years from now we could be getting a page every six months. No, don't think about that. Deep breaths, deep breaths...

    • CommentAuthorRubySocks
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2011
    I don't WANT it to end! ....but I was wondering the same thing as Jamie - will there be one BIG collected volume?

    It's getting hot out here in the desert. "Nice" hot - low 90's. Not evil hot (over 105) yet.
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    "but I was wondering the same thing as Jamie - will there be one BIG collected volume? "

    No idea. I dunno if sales warrant it. You can always ask @avatarpress on the twitters.