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Comic 1224 - Cold Call

25th Jan 2015, 11:10 PM
Cold Call
Average Rating: 5 (16 votes)

Author Notes:

Centcomm 25th Jan 2015, 11:10 PM edit delete
brought to you despite power outages :D
Tokyo Rose 26th Jan 2015, 1:30 AM edit delete
Tokyo Rose
My entire apartment complex and the subdivision adjoining it lost power completely. It did so while I was in the middle of working on pages, and provided a valuable reminder to SAVE OFTEN. It also provided a convenient opportunity for me to erupt in a torrent of expletives, so, y'know, that part was good.
Centcomm 26th Jan 2015, 4:56 AM edit delete
New Top web comics and new Patreon Special goodie ! :D enjoy!
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Stormwind13 25th Jan 2015, 11:12 PM edit delete reply

Yay! Thank you CentComm and Rose.

Edit - I'm glad you got power back, Rose. And your 'power' words may have scared them into restoring electricity more quickly. :-D
Centcomm 26th Jan 2015, 12:19 AM edit delete reply

Rose is the one that had the power outage but she showed them!
Lurker 26th Jan 2015, 12:51 PM edit delete reply
If you cannot use a laptop for some reason, get a UPS. I survived regular brownouts for years that way...

Looks great btw! Love it all!
Sheela 26th Jan 2015, 7:27 PM edit delete reply

How the heck do you guys across the pond have so many power outages ?

If that happened here in Denmark, people would be in a rage.
Kitty 26th Jan 2015, 9:18 PM edit delete reply
Sheela, I'm not sure where these ladies are located, but if they're on the East Coast, it could be due to a very large winter storm that's currently making life "interesting" in that region.
Lukkai 26th Jan 2015, 9:25 PM edit delete reply
Maybe. But other countries do have harsh winters as well and a lot less outages. So the question'd still stand even if.
Antonious 27th Jan 2015, 12:53 AM edit delete reply

The answer is ... the utility companies answer only to themselves and give lip service to the customers.
Rms2000 25th Jan 2015, 11:27 PM edit delete reply
You make me Proud, Cent. I just love it when people are able to work around their technical problems on their own.

Also, I can't see this going well...

P.S. actually that wasn't quite true: sometimes I like it when people pull me away from myself and give me something to fix.
Centcomm 26th Jan 2015, 12:20 AM edit delete reply

We do try.. and trust me sometimes its a pain in the BUTT to keep going :D
Sheela 26th Jan 2015, 7:28 PM edit delete reply

... in the butt ? :)
jamie59 25th Jan 2015, 11:37 PM edit delete reply

Hello satan.
I'd like my daughter back.
No One piece please!
Stormwind13 25th Jan 2015, 11:58 PM edit delete reply

LOL jamie. I don' think she would be QUITE that calm about it if the conversation went that direction.
Centcomm 26th Jan 2015, 12:20 AM edit delete reply

heheh yeah no way i dont see that ending in tears..
Sheela 26th Jan 2015, 7:30 PM edit delete reply

Calliope : Hello Satan, I've sent an emmisary to discuss that treaty with you, he should be there any moment now!

*Mr Popolopolis crashes through wall and eats Satan's feet*
Dongaria 25th Jan 2015, 11:44 PM edit delete reply

I've been playing Shadowrun Dragonfall as a decker and this strip is helping feed my decking addiction right now. Thank you.
Centcomm 26th Jan 2015, 12:19 AM edit delete reply

HAH there are some parts to DC that are actual Decker fun times :D crap art but what can you do :D

I played Cyberpunk back in the day .. :D
DLKmusic 26th Jan 2015, 12:51 AM edit delete reply

Sorry to hear about the power outage, but I'm glad to hear you're both ok!

And now we bring add a few more spices into the stew! I am really curious what Prince Decimus's demands are. He's been very closed mouthed about that so far.
Centcomm 26th Jan 2015, 1:04 AM edit delete reply

He actually made some Demands early on.. :D It was Rose that had the issues ! hey it could have been worse .. trust me.
DLKmusic 26th Jan 2015, 4:25 PM edit delete reply

I went back and re-read. How did I miss that the first time????

Oh, and Rose, next time you need an opportunity to "Erupt in a torrent of Explatives" (still giggling over that) Let us, your loyal and loving fan base know! We will be happy to oblige, and it won't cost you your files!

Seriously, I'm glad it wasn't anything worse than that... for those of us living in LA, "Power Outage" isn't something we like hearing.
Centcomm 26th Jan 2015, 4:49 PM edit delete reply

Because there are over a thousand pages? its all good :D

Datachasers the Soap opera :D
xpacetrue 26th Jan 2015, 1:16 AM edit delete reply

The goings ons in Nova Roma have been interesting (and often hilarious). But I am glad to see a scene change.

I almost didn't recognize Calliope with the new hair. (Nice new look and outfit, btw.)

I can't imagine this conversation ending well, for either side. Calli must be extremely intelligent and she seems to have recovered from her depression. Still, I wonder if this is too personal for her to think clearly in conversation with the man who holds her daughter. (Q: Does she have much in the way of political influence? I thought she was merely Cent's "personal physician.")

I do not see Douchebag giving up his trump card without getting what he wants. And I'm afraid Calli has to fight a natural compulsion to beg or demand for Lynn's release, though she must know that would be a mistake. When Douchebag says "no", her blood pressure is going to rise.

PS: I almost forgot what Cent's new look was like. The look is fine, except it seems pretty close to human. More significantly, Cent's hair is less pink or "bubblegum" and more lilac or magenta now.

For a moment, I was confused at seeing Dolly standing next to Calli! :D What throws me off is how Dolly looks halfway between Lynn and Cent-Com. Dolly even has Cent's hair, though a different color. It would help to distinguish them if Cent's dolls had a different hair style.

From the Cast page, I see CeCi has gotten a makeover, too. Her face is quite close to the original. Though, again, the hair seems more lilac or violet to me than pink.
Centcomm 26th Jan 2015, 1:35 AM edit delete reply

Actually that hair style is somewhat of a popular style .. and Dolly never really got the chance to do more than color it. The odd color issue is for the life of me I can not seem to replicate the Pink color reliably.
Also Calli is wearing heels and Cents Dolls are SMALL! 5 Foot 4 ish ..
Dolly is 5'7" in bare feet and the fact that Dolly looks a lot like Lynn and Calli is not a coincidence.

This conversation will be very interesting .. to say the least. Also this is the latest iteration of Cents Dolls using the same tech as Androids .. shes always meant to look like this.. Humainish See Luna Star for more back story.. :D
Tokyo Rose 26th Jan 2015, 1:42 AM edit delete reply

The reasons why several characters use similar hair models go hand-in-hand with the reasons why so many characters have short hair. There are a finite number of hair models available, hair models with really good movement morphs aren't thick on the ground, and hair models that look right for a given character AND have good movement morphs are even scarcer. Cent really, really, intensely hates posing long hair, especially when the hair in question lacks extensive movement morphs, even more especially during action sequences. The spontaneous generation of hair elastics and/or bobby pins might as well be an acknowledged universal law for long-haired characters who wind up in action sequences; braids and ponytails tend to be far easier to work with, and bun-type styles are pretty much non-issues.

(Clarification: Cent's dolls are using the same type of chassis and the bio-plastic skin that an android could have--Cent is NOT using full-on androids or Model Fours as dolls. :D)
Centcomm 26th Jan 2015, 1:44 AM edit delete reply

Yep.. thats all I got to say about that. points at Roses paragraph...
Draginbeard 26th Jan 2015, 3:12 AM edit delete reply

Thoroughly enjoyed the Luna disclaimer! Nice touch, that. :)
Centcomm 26th Jan 2015, 4:46 PM edit delete reply

Luna Com doesn't have to say that every-time .. but they well know the situation here and do not want to get dragged into the middle of a ROMA / Troy spat... :D
Stormwind13 26th Jan 2015, 5:57 PM edit delete reply

Spat? No, no CentComm! Stealing Calliope's child, this could mean WAR (said in Bugs Bunny's voice). The end of the planet even. They might not want to get involved, but they better think about that. If Earth blows up (as bad as Calliope might blow it up if Lynn is harmed)... They could be going for a ride without brakes across the solar system. :-D
Dragonrider 26th Jan 2015, 4:12 AM edit delete reply

Not sure that talking face to face with a nut err douchebag like princey-poo while wearing that outfit is a good idea. He will decide she is coming on to him because he is such a virile man. Possibly her being dressed in either a very solid no nonsense business suit or a Mercenaries armor complete with heavy duty side arm might get some respect from douchie.
Centcomm 26th Jan 2015, 4:46 PM edit delete reply

For Calliope that IS her armor if she hid behind some meek little bisness suit then shes no one special she wants to make a impression here.
Lukkai 26th Jan 2015, 9:35 PM edit delete reply
Also I get the feeling that he's fully able to come to that conclusion no matter what Calli's wearing.
mjkj 26th Jan 2015, 4:42 AM edit delete reply

Yup, mama bear going to take a more active stance...

...and thank you, Rose, for making it despite the outage...

mjkj 26th Jan 2015, 6:28 AM edit delete reply

PS: great vote incentive :D (and nice legs...)

*blinks* wow, the patreon version... *voice fails*

Centcomm 26th Jan 2015, 4:47 PM edit delete reply

Yep Calliope is doing her part :D

Glad you liked the incentives :D I may do more Pinups like that.. :D
Stormwind13 26th Jan 2015, 6:02 PM edit delete reply

As Sheela said, mjkj - "RAWR" Momma Bear Calliope is NOT going to be silent any longer!

Edit - I love the vote incentive. MORE, please! :-)
Sheela 26th Jan 2015, 7:38 PM edit delete reply

Darn straight she isn't!

Lynn is HER cub, and noone gets to threaten it.
KarToon12 26th Jan 2015, 11:43 AM edit delete reply

Awesome work on this page. The backgrounds are amazing! 0.0
Centcomm 26th Jan 2015, 4:48 PM edit delete reply

Thanks ! Im glad the background does not look cheesy or over the top :D
Stormwind13 26th Jan 2015, 6:04 PM edit delete reply

Agree KarToon. The backgrounds are wonderful. Looks like a futuristic skyline for a city. Awesome work CentComm. :-)
Rashala 26th Jan 2015, 5:52 PM edit delete reply

...Momma Lion is Awake.....

and she is PISSED!
Stormwind13 26th Jan 2015, 6:09 PM edit delete reply

Can you blame her, Rash? She is ICY hot on the pissed scale.
Sheela 26th Jan 2015, 7:39 PM edit delete reply

TeeDee has lent her the ol' RageMeter ?
Kitty 26th Jan 2015, 9:18 PM edit delete reply
Maybe Decimus will take one look at Calliope and fall madly in love... emphasis on "mad" of course, but hey, you never know...
Stormwind13 26th Jan 2015, 9:25 PM edit delete reply

Ugh, do you HATE Calliope or something Kitty? That could be the WORST thing to happen to her, Kitty! I mean, Douchebag already tried to rape his own sister. I don't think ANY woman would want to be the target of his 'affections'. :-P
XMinusOne 27th Jan 2015, 2:28 AM edit delete reply
Prince Douchebag has already fallen madly in love ... with that guy in the mirror.
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