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    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011 edited
    It's Friday, it's FREAKANGELS: in which oh, Alice, I know, I hate it when that happens...

    G'morning, Whitechapel. If I don't mow the lawn today it may try to eat the house. I think there may already be a cat or two lost in there. I hear their screams in the night sometimes. I live in Portland, though, so it's been very easy just to look at my across-the-street neighbor's yard and say y'know, mine's not so bad, there's still a somewhat navigable path to my mailbox at least, I've just got a "natural" garden, clearly...

    How's everyone else doing?
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    Another good episode and a pretty good day all round. I think I may have got some good things happening with my web site with Graphic.Ly !
    I'm not a gardening person - my green tarmac suggestion fell on deaf ears....
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
    Oh, to be out cutting grass right now! So tired.
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    We really are coming to the end now aren't we? So good, yet so sad. I want it to be next week already, but I want the last book to stretch out as long as possible damnit!

    Call me a sad, sad nerd, but this was playing in my head all through this week's ep.

    This is Gallifrey (or Whitechapel...)
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
    Should have been cutting back the hedges this morning but was woken at 5 this morning by the small one. Hedges live to fight another day. Am on second Mountain Dew of the day to stay conscious. My tour of energy drinks currently available in UK is halfway through. God there are some horrors in a can out there that masquerade as a. drinkable, and b. "reinvigorating", when they are actually a. cleaning fluid and b. actively inducing gag reflexes. Otherwise, the week has been fine, ta for asking.

    @Ariana. Portland? I thought you were in San Fran?
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
    Ariana - is it not ep 136? *hides*

    But anyway hello Ariana and hello Whitechapel. It's sunny and I have vegetables growing in pots I made from newspapers. Today all is right with the world.

    Freaks and angels.

    And now I'm feeling sorry for Mark of all people.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
    Why do I still have a feeling that this attempt to fix everything is going to go wrong somehow?

    Odd week at work, still not used to a new crown I've had fitted (been back to have it adjusted twice now), and a big hungover after being at a colleagues leaving drinks last night.

    Got LA Noire to play tonight though, really looking forward to it.
    • CommentAuthorepp101
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
    We're on about our 6th consecutive day of rain here on the right coast of the U.S., so all of the yards in our area are beginning to look like hay fields at this point. And, yes, we're behind on everything yard related - hedge trimming, gutter cleaning, etc. It might as well still be winter considering how "home bound" we've been due to the rain. We had a brief respite a week ago where I could at least get some veggies planted, but they've been rained on so much since I'm not sure it's actually too good for them at this point.

    And while all my neighbors yards are as equally neglected as mine at this point, I seem to have an embarassing weed problem they don't share in. I have weeds growing up through my hedges and in spots in my yards that look like small trees at this point. At least the ground will be soft enough to pull them out by their roots w/o too much trouble, provided the rain stops long enough for me to get out and get my filthy mits on em'.

    It's funny how Mark was kind of set up to be the "big bad" of this series early on, and now he seems more of a tragic figure, worthy of pity and a shot at redemption. That's the kind of tragedy that seems to hit home for me more as I get older - not so much the "bad things happen to good people" bit, but the "good person tried to do good things, gets messed up and hopeless lost and becomes "bad" as a result". I guess as I get older I can see more and more of that in my own life and the life of those around me.

    And, yes, I'm starting to feel that bitter sweet sadness of a series I've loved and looked forward to every Friday for a few years now coming to an end. That's a bitch, aint' it? It isn't a story w/o and ending, and the more we love our stories the more we want to see how they end, but are sad when we get there. There's a metaphor for life in there somewhere . . .
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
    I will say this much - it's very much enjoyable watching all the little pieces coming together, and watching the FULL picture unfurl. Good, good stuff.
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    That seventh page gets me every week. Every. Single. Week. Builds my hopes up and then crushes them, but nbd.

    Aww I was an Arkady and Con shipper all the way through : )

    Wish I had a yard. Or a green patch of something. Or a plant. The last one died because not enough sunlight reaches my window through the shaft...
    Enjoy your monstrous greenery! The only things that ever try to attack me outside are busses.
    • CommentAuthorarf
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
    A very appropriate episode for the Day of the Rapture.

    Come to my garden: we have triffids pretending to be butternut pumpkins!
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    If a Rapture does happen tomorrow, personally I'd prefer the Ellis and Duffield version of same...especially since drinking will still be part of life afterwards.
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
    @Flaybo - Because Warren Ellis wrote it. He has no qualms about killing Favorite Characters, ending in Horrible Tragedy, and/or Invading Your Nightmares.

    He also creates characters like Arkady. Keeps us on our toes... keeps us guessing.

    That's why.


    As for my gardening plans: mowing the lawn/cutting the grass. Tending to the few remaining tulips. Digging holes for the new bulbs we got, which I don't even remember what they were. The horrible part is that the best days for garden work are also the days you want to sit out and do fuck all. 74F, sunshine, gentle breeze? I'd rather sit on the porch, you fucking plants.
    • CommentAuthorZJVavrek
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
    Today, I will be mowing my lawn. It's the worst kept lawn in the neighborhood, despite also living in Portland (Northeast corner). All the lawns near mine are actually mowed regularly. I like the look of an unkept field or wild meadow. My folks, who own the house, do not.

    @Purple Wyrm: Thanks for that piece. It fits wonderfully well.
    • CommentAuthorfod_xp
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
    I'm on cloud 9 Miss Ariana, thank you for asking.

    These vol. 6 entries always get to me. By page three I feel like I'm going to cry because the art is so beautiful and the dialogue is way past gut-wrenching. I LOVE Freakangels, and it is officially my favorite comic. Thank you Warren Ellis, Paul Duffield, and the lovely color Assistants for making something rare and special.
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    Starting today, I now longer work on Fridays (Awesome) Because I'm loosing my job in July and have vacation days I need to take (not so awesome). But this week I turned 34 (not too shabby) and passed the quarter of the way done mark on my novel (very awesome). With the impending free time I'll have this summer, I should be able to finish up my novel and start my career as a pro writer (supper awesome). So all in all, I'm feeling like my head's full of light and I'm floating off the ground, about to make things better. Or at least different.

    And I'm sad that Freakangels is ending soon but looking forward to the last few episodes.
    • CommentAuthordraxxx
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
    Hello Freaks and Angels. Late today!

    I am afraid of the coming pages, because I've never stopped being afraid of Mark.

    Thanks everybody, and see you in the big white room...
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    "I've never stopped being afraid of Mark."

    They're ALL scaring me shitless right now.

    At the same time, however, It's refreshing to see the kids just being themselves. Not trying to act normal, not holding back their power, but just wielding their birthright as it was meant to be. Sure, they messed things up the first time (and I don't really believe everything's going to go that smoothly this time!) and yes, it is scary as hell and wrong and evil and all those things, but damn it, right or wrong, it feels good to finally see them exercising their abilities for real and exploring just what they can do after weeks and weeks of ennui and self-pitying nonsense. I don't know if the author intended this climax to feel so liberating but it certainly does to me.
    • CommentAuthorkrel
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
    Hello everyone!

    Great episode, as usual. These feelings I'm having for Mark, I never thought that would happen. It really is sad, how messed up he's been, but I'm happy he's getting help and being treated with compassion. Everyone seems to have grown up and realized what is at stake. I really love how everything is starting to wrap up, even thought I'm not really sure where we're going. I will be really sad when the ride is over.

    Tomorrow is supposed to be our last day of sunshine in Seattle, for a bit. So, I will take advantage of that.

    Have a great weekend, everybody. Ciao!
    • CommentAuthorMrMonk
    • CommentTimeMay 20th 2011
    Page , col. 2: we've previously seen that view in ruin. Are the 'angels putting the wreckage back together?
    It seems that Alice might be forgetting what she know of the 'angels?
    Miki had better be successfull in bringing Mark back into the fold. There are twelve blue nudes in the future.
    And does Mark holding back gum up the work in some way?

    And WTH happened to Alice's shotgun?