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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2011
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    It's Friday, and we're back with more FREAKANGELS: In which Luke, at the end of the day, is still Luke. And some other stuff happens.

    G'morning, Whitechapel. I totally meant to sleep, and then I didn't actually do that. Instead I'm just drinking more red bull. Which is totally chemically* the same thing. FUCK YEAH SCIENCE.

    How's everyone else doing?

    *Don't bother arguing. Really.
    • CommentAuthorthud
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2011
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    I'm number one !
    There is a terrible lot of good sense coming out of those FA's mouths in this episode.
    Surely the question everybody has been wondering - Why don't they just fix it?
    • CommentAuthorAmhuinn
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2011 edited
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    Interesting. I mean, I can understand the point of view of Mark, Luke and Kirk. They were just innocent kids before, who were hounded mercilessly. The idea of facing that all over again and a million times worse now they're wanted for such a huge crime? Plus, they might not be able to be killed, but the rejigging of Luke shows it's possible to experiment on them.

    Then again, they destroyed England. Not only the people who hounded then, but innocent people too. They're responsible for the state of the country and how the normal people are struggling to survive. They might be looking after Whitechapel, but there's a big wide world beyond that. If they want to make up for what they did, they need to let aid in. Take down their defences.

    Basically, it seems they have to chose between their own liberty and the wellbeing of the people they have harmed. Unless there's a third option? Which it's hinted there might be...
    • CommentAuthorKrecart
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2011
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    Isn't the whole "sting them enough that they fuck off" plan what got them here in the first place?
    • CommentAuthorBeebo
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2011
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    Oh sure: do like Dr Who does, and go out of phase by one second. Disappear into swirling fog. But they'll return, one by one...
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    the birds are chirping the sun is just up, i forgot to sleep also and now I've a good reason to try another coffee and read this wonderful webcomic, g'morning all and thanks for the great book
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    This is why Mark is a bastard. He can make sense, even when the entire room hates him.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2011
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    Mmmm ... ambiguous.

    So many things to like about this episode. The look in Alice's eyes on the first page, the seascape on the next. And then we get to see a smashed up helicopter.

    I'm good. I don't go back to work for another ten days, the sun is shining, I'm considerably less overdrawn than I thought, and I'm going out for a barbeque shortly. Even with a colonoscopy in my near future, life is sweet.
    • CommentAuthorKem
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2011
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    I hope the cause of their powers will be revealed.
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    Pages 2 and 3 are gorgeous.

    Connor and Arkady are making me hot. Who needs Jack and Sirkka?

    "This is why Mark is a bastard. He can make sense, even when the entire room hates him. "

    Word. Even getting them to agree with him!

    WAITAMINUTE! Mark just dropped that they fucked up Britain in casual conversation and Alice doesn't have a reaction?! Or maybe her delayed reaction is next week's big twist...
    • CommentAuthorepp101
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2011
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    My not all that brilliant prediction is that they will enact some kind of a "fix", and then step into some kind of time bubble where they can stay out of the cluthes of the authorities and perhaps even go back and rectify things in the time stream (like going back and "resurrecting" themselves after they've been "offed" eralier in the storyline).

    I think that's where it's heading. Now all of those interesting little details that turn that concept into a great story I'll leave in Warren's capable hands - that's why he's a creative genius and I'm just a beleagured civil servent . . .
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    WAITAMINUTE! Mark just dropped that they fucked up Britain in casual conversation

    Not EXACTLY what he said. Close. But if Alice has time to process that, then....
    • CommentAuthorwottabout
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2011
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    Have to say, I was waiting for Alice's reaction, too. I don't think it takes too long to process phrases like "the crater we turned the country into" and "working out exactly who punched the crap out of Britain." I guess a lot of what the FreakAngels say doesn't make sense out of context anyway, so this might seem like more of the usual gibberish to Alice. Still, I imagine her standing there off-panel all like, "Wait, what? Does that mean--is he freaking serious? And they're just standing there talking about this calmly? Those assholes!"
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      CommentAuthorLBA
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2011
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    excellent as always
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    I guess a lot of what the FreakAngels say doesn't make sense out of context anyway, so this might seem like more of the usual gibberish to Alice.

    And the conversation's moving pretty fast, and her mind is on other things, as we'll see.
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      CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2011
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    Alice did come to this meeting to tell them about what's happening with the people that were losing their shit outside, thanks to Mark's 'influence'.

    So yeah, they just dropped a bit of secret on her, but she's a little preoccupied with the news she's still to tell, and dealing with the fact that she desperately needs to kill Mark, but Mark can't be killed. Full plate.
    • CommentAuthoryperite
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2011 edited
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    Krecart 3 hours ago

    Isn't the whole "sting them enough that they fuck off" plan what got them here in the first place?


    My thoughts exactly. It didn't work the first time, did it? Killed a bunch of innocents and fractured reality.
    • CommentAuthormarya
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2011
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    Oh my, I think I've just seen a way out.
    I almost don't want to say anything, for fear that I am right. But suddenly there is a possible way to get KK the spandex she seems to always have wanted.
    • CommentAuthordraxxx
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2011
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    Good afternoon. Great Episode. Love page two, of course. Thanks, everybody, and apologies for not having much...
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      CommentAuthorscs
    • CommentTimeApr 22nd 2011
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    I'm going to miss this story when it wraps. Not just because it's been so entertaining, but because there's going to be so much backstory that'll not get explored.

    Which, by the way, I mean as a compliment. Too damn many writers try to nail down each piece of backstory and in the end wind up destroying the magic. Better we be left to wonder about this-n-that than have no further interest in the world.