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Comic 1243 - Bad turn...

6th Mar 2015, 12:00 AM
Bad turn...
Average Rating: 5 (14 votes)

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Centcomm 6th Mar 2015, 12:30 AM edit delete
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Aurora 6th Mar 2015, 12:07 AM edit delete reply
Decimus, you...idiot. Words cannot describe the sheer idiocy that you just let loose from your mouth. Not only have you already painted a target on your back with regards to Dolly, Teedee, Maxus, Rose, and Mrs. Taylor, you now have made the worst political blunder you could have ever made and you better pray that Cent doesn't let Calli get her way when they find out. Notice 'when' is used here... Nice knowing you, 'Caesar'. You just knowingly did another 'Et tu, Brute'.
Centcomm 6th Mar 2015, 12:32 AM edit delete reply

One thing to keep in mind .. Decimus may be doing this to "Get Lynns goat" or scare her silly. Or to just tick off Acantha.
Aurora 6th Mar 2015, 1:52 AM edit delete reply
Even if this is a ploy to scare her, the mere mention of enslaving a political hostage can and will instigate a war that in this case, Deci cannot hope to win. Thus, a political blunder that may end up with him being assassinated due to said threat.
xpacetrue 6th Mar 2015, 3:01 AM edit delete reply

Cent makes an excellent point. Acantha has little control over things, but what she can do - how she dresses and being intentionally late - she does to upset Dec and make it clear that she opposes him. Dec has all this power, yet he NEEDS Acantha to support him. Slapping her around and such will not do this. So he has to find creative ways to remind Acantha that opposing him has consequences. Dec is a fool and insane, but he's NOT dumb.

Being made Acantha's servant/slave would be humiliating for Lynn. Even if it is the Royal Princess and her friend, that's harsh, even a bit crushing. However, that's a far better fate than what was going through Calli's mind. A little humiliation is one thing. Being beaten or nearly raped, like Acantha, is something else. It could be far worse. Just saying.
velvetsanity 6th Mar 2015, 6:46 AM edit delete reply

Here's the thing, xpacetrue. We've already seen how he treats slaves. If he were to follow through on what he just said, all it would take is a single time of running into each other in a corridor, at which point dumbass would drag Lynn to his quarters and use her as his replacement for Julia (i.e., his punching bag), particularly to, in his mind, 'pay that Nova Ilium bitch back for daring to defy me'. (Meaning, hurt Lynn because Calli said no to him)
Skweeee 6th Mar 2015, 12:08 AM edit delete reply

Wuuuuuuuuuut???! Doesn't like wine? She's broken. (figuratively speaking)
Centcomm 6th Mar 2015, 12:32 AM edit delete reply

Actually the few times ive tried it it was always like metallic tasting .. :P
Skweeee 6th Mar 2015, 12:51 AM edit delete reply

I wont drink wine by itself. For me it only goes with good food. (and friends)
xpacetrue 6th Mar 2015, 2:34 AM edit delete reply

I was also surprised about disliking wine. However, I am not surprised when someone tells me they do not like (American) beer. I can drink it, even find it enjoyable. But I'm not crazy about the taste.

There are many different wines and different kinds with distinct tastes. There are reds, whites, "bubbly" or sparkling wine, sweet vs. "dry", "varietal" as opposed to a "blended", fruit wine, "table wine", vintage, and other descriptions and designations.

Perhaps you haven't found the wine to suit your taste? Myself, I never did like bubbly wines. I prefer sweet reds or fruit wine. But, I know those who strongly prefer the white bubbly over red and/or sweet.

On the other hand, I know that what you eat can affect the taste of other food and drink used to "chase it down." Sour, acidic stuff can make milk and dairy products curdle. And have you tried eating chocolate with orange juice? It makes the juice taste way too sour!

I've never had a wine with a metallic taste. But then, I've not tried a wide variety.

Taste is subjective, though. I never cared for nuts because most of them taste slightly bitter to me. Interestingly, though, while my mom loves nuts, there are other foods I like that she does not because she thinks they taste too bitter. And, yet, I could taste very little, if any, bitterness in them.
Haegan2005 6th Mar 2015, 12:09 AM edit delete reply

Ohh My. this is ... not what I expected. Though it makes sense from Decs pov.
Centcomm 6th Mar 2015, 12:33 AM edit delete reply

Points at previous responce :D
Haegan2005 6th Mar 2015, 12:34 AM edit delete reply

velvetsanity 6th Mar 2015, 12:15 AM edit delete reply

Good grief. How the fuck did this idiot manage to last longer than five seconds in his position? You do NOT enslave political hostages or force them to work. Not unless the primary and sole purpose of taking them hostage is to deliberately and overtly start a war. A war which he *should* already know very well that he can't win.

At least he seems to have the sense to not permanently mark her...for the moment...
Aurora 6th Mar 2015, 12:17 AM edit delete reply
I know right? In the awards for 'worst political blunderer ever', Decimus takes 1st prize... I'm waiting for the 'Et tu Brute' scene...
Centcomm 6th Mar 2015, 12:34 AM edit delete reply

Decimus hasnt really been shown what hes really good at.. and thats logistics. hes scary good at it as well as combat tactics. People skills.. not so much.
Dragonrider 6th Mar 2015, 12:22 AM edit delete reply

The old saying open mouth insert foot is hereby modified in this case it's open mouth insert ass. Guaranteed to give you diarrhea of the voice box once reality is disconnected from the brain by ingesting large amounts of self inflated grandeur.
velvetsanity 6th Mar 2015, 12:26 AM edit delete reply

'Open mouth insert ass' *on top of* having his head so far up his ass his tonsils are tickling his nose? Yeah, that's about how out of touch with reality he is. Wonder if Setorius is going to ask if he's been taking his medication...the obvious answer is no (unless recreational use is causing the crazy)
Centcomm 6th Mar 2015, 12:35 AM edit delete reply

Deci .. ahh he does tend to mouth off when hes angry.
DLKmusic 6th Mar 2015, 12:28 AM edit delete reply

This is the kind of ploy that would work well provided Nova Roma had the military upper hand. It doesn't, and I can't possibly believe that Decimus believes that it does. Deluded is one thing, Moronic is another!

And even if Decimus WAS deluded enough to think that, the rest of the senate....

Interesting side note about ancient roman law. Ceasar was assasinated outside the front steps of the senate, because once he stepped inside, it would have been illegal.
Haegan2005 6th Mar 2015, 12:32 AM edit delete reply

Well, remember that he is not hitting on all cylinders.

I would also call attention to the secret mission that he has had put together. I can actually see him siccing them on Calli. Or at least trying to. I do not believe that he thinks he can take Cent on frontally, but that does not mean that he can not kill the brain of his enemy. He may actually be going after Cent itself as well. His plan was deliberately laid out to us vaguely(dang the devious duo!) and has many possibilities open to it.
Centcomm 6th Mar 2015, 12:36 AM edit delete reply

Well hes thinking that old rust bucket cant possably be any worse than Aeneas.. and grandfather beat him with less tech.
MST3KFan 6th Mar 2015, 12:30 AM edit delete reply

Silly Lynn. Wine isn't like grape juice... Well, it is, but it isn't.
Centcomm 6th Mar 2015, 12:36 AM edit delete reply

Thats what Lynn was expecting was grape Juice.. :P
CyberSkull 6th Mar 2015, 2:03 AM edit delete reply

Well, way to walk into an open act of war.
Draginbeard 6th Mar 2015, 2:12 AM edit delete reply

Not a big wine fan either.

Quite a political chess game. Im reminded that some moves are meant to be so blindingly obvious, your opponent never sees whats coming next. I suspect that is what the Prince is playing at here.

At the very least this puts Lynn out of the direct line of fire.
cattservant 6th Mar 2015, 2:15 AM edit delete reply

Well he's pulled the chain now.
Things are going to get flushed!
mjkj 6th Mar 2015, 2:31 AM edit delete reply

So, first enslave her. Second change her master. Third enjoy the forced marriage...

Poor Lynn *hugs her*

...and Acantha looks good there...

Rashala 6th Mar 2015, 3:48 AM edit delete reply

Ohhhh DEci deci deci.....

I can see his epitath *It seemed like a sane idea at the time*

*starts to dig the grave...makig sure its deep, Filled with acid MTs and easily sealed with Dark mattr brcisk so he can never get out*

Caus eDolly is goint to Turn him into a WOMAN if he is lucky
XMinusOne 6th Mar 2015, 3:51 AM edit delete reply
"I don't dlink ... wine."

Ol' Douchebag just hit bottom and he keeps right on digging. If he thinks petty crap like this is going to somehow give him an advantage in negotiations with Calliope he's not only delusional, he's crazier than a shithouse rat.

On the other hand, if he's using this 'capture' as some sort of intimidation tactic he's hit the FAIL button again. All of his merry band of retainers realize he's in the process of putting New Rome in the crosshairs of a nuke strike and something needs to be done. Who's gonna bell the cat?
ProfEtheric 6th Mar 2015, 4:17 AM edit delete reply

And with that decree, he (hopefully) indelibly signed his own death warrant. Unless I'm reading him wrong, there's no WAY Maxus is going to stand for that crap.

I am a pacifist, but even I know that some people need killing. Decimus is at the top of that list.
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