Comic 1630 - Exchange Of Information

20th Feb 2019, 12:00 AM
Exchange Of Information
Average Rating: 5 (17 votes)
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megados 20th Feb 2019, 12:52 AM edit delete reply
Now we'll get to see what Cella's tastes are! :D Lynn and Acantha are in for a treat! (Maybe?) (or not?) XD Either way, we might gain some insight into Cassian and White Angel operations.

Re: alt text, I was under the impression that *all* androids have emotions, even though Noctis chooses not to display them. This page is the only place I can remember where she (understandably) showed her emotion.
jamie59 20th Feb 2019, 12:53 AM edit delete reply

Of course they'll speed speak & the conversation will last a whole 3 seconds.
HiFranc 20th Feb 2019, 3:17 AM edit delete reply

I wouldn’t be surprised if it lasts the whole trip.
hidden-ninjafist 20th Feb 2019, 1:31 AM edit delete reply
awww the scary androids are making friend are making friends!
HiFranc 20th Feb 2019, 3:16 AM edit delete reply

I suspect that Acantha may end up on another trip around New Troy whilst Cella shows Noctis around.
Lurker314 20th Feb 2019, 3:39 AM edit delete reply
The Evil Duo is teasing us again with the idea that the BFFs are going to make a break for it. I'm trying desperately not to get my hopes up.
Rashala 20th Feb 2019, 4:32 AM edit delete reply

Is this the beginigs of a cyber-gal-mance between noctis and Celia?
Hans 20th Feb 2019, 6:40 AM edit delete reply
Well, whatever it's called, I ship it.
Greenwood Goat 20th Feb 2019, 6:32 AM edit delete reply
Are they going to spar? That would be interesting.

Cent-Comm: +++Pump Noctis for all the intel that you can. And a sparring session would provide useful data. In a secure location, with a suitable recording setup, and with the girls secured or supervised.+++


Hologram Tokyo Rose: +...and with a fine holographic projector setup. I take the word "secure" as a challenge, and while I don't always try to meet such challenges, the girls were insistent.+

Hologram Kusanagi: +I am here to observe. And may critique if asked.+

Hologram Yasakani: *sits on holographic bleacher with holographic pennants and decorated paper fans, munching holographic popcorn*

Cent-Comm: +++ ... +++

Cella: I did not know we would be having an audience, but it is not a problem for me. Ready to commence?

Noctis: Nor for me. Ready.

Hologram Tokyo Rose: *leaps onto holographic bleacher, grabs handful of holographic popcorn* :-)

Some Ed 20th Feb 2019, 1:49 PM edit delete reply
It would be, but unfortunately, no, not this trip.

... the sparring session happens later, after Noctis has successfully escorted her highness back home

... and then returns to New Troy for her playdate.
Oldarmourer 22nd Feb 2019, 9:41 PM edit delete reply
methinks if anything happens to the girls as part of this outing and Centcomm decides Cella is in any way responsible, the popcorn munching may be in a different venue....
megados 22nd Feb 2019, 10:23 PM edit delete reply
I am intrigued by this. Cella being suspected in a nefarious plot against the girls? Do tell!
Knuut 20th Feb 2019, 10:27 AM edit delete reply
I am so jealous. I have been trying for years to make PVC armor that curved that smoothly with almost no success. I guess I was born centuries too soon.
sigpig 20th Feb 2019, 11:59 AM edit delete reply

I ship it.
Sheela 21st Feb 2019, 6:54 PM edit delete reply

What .. Noctis and Cella ?
sigpig 23rd Feb 2019, 8:55 AM edit delete reply

Thracecius 20th Feb 2019, 3:03 PM edit delete reply

Why do I find Cella unnerving and not Noctis? Is it just familiarity with Noctis that makes her seem more genial?
Sheela 21st Feb 2019, 6:57 PM edit delete reply

I think it's because Noctis is meant to be different.
While Cella is meant to blend in.

So Cella ends up deeper in the Uncanny Valley, because of it.
KarToon12 20th Feb 2019, 8:31 PM edit delete reply

Time to exchange business cards.
Haegan2005 20th Feb 2019, 9:25 PM edit delete reply

So, here is my suspicion.

Centcom is trying to "Socialize" Cella. Cella's opinion of the Taylor family is noted and it makes me wonder if her opinion of organics is less then preferred.

Centcom is far more subtle then most people give her credit for. With a few noted lapses of course! She is not a human though, and that is important to remember. She may protect humans, but she does not think like one.

Now, that does raise an interesting question. Could Centcom sacrifice the Taylors to save her city? Can she even do so due to the Taylors having the override capability mentioned so long ago? Centcom moved heaven and earth to rescue Lynn, would she have done that for anyone else?
Thracecius 21st Feb 2019, 3:21 PM edit delete reply

Now THAT is an excellent theory! Given Cella's interest in shopping it is certainly a good cover story if anyone asks too, which is in line with Centcomm's very thorough planning process.
Sheela 21st Feb 2019, 6:54 PM edit delete reply

I dunno, last time Centcomm (the AIS) tried to make people "LOVE ME", things didn't go so well. 🤣
DLKmusic 21st Feb 2019, 8:36 PM edit delete reply

@Sheela: How do you FIND this stuff?????
megados 22nd Feb 2019, 12:04 AM edit delete reply
@Sheela LOL XD
Sheela 22nd Feb 2019, 1:09 PM edit delete reply

It's the other way around, I find weird stuff, and then I try to fit it into what I do during the day.

Luckily, there is lots of weird stuff on the internet. 😂
Oldarmourer 22nd Feb 2019, 9:34 PM edit delete reply
exactly..I have a great deal of things just waiting to find their spot in a conversation...this alone should make people very nervous
Speedy Marsh 22nd Feb 2019, 3:45 PM edit delete reply
Well, it was a rescue or eliminate mission. So, if a Taylor becomes a liability, then they become expendable.

I think CentComm was perfectly content letting Calliope wallow in misery, for years. It kept Calliope conveniently isolated, and prevented her from becoming problematic like her offspring did.

I think CentComm is compelled to protect the Taylor's bloodline, but not necessarily each and every member of it. I wouldn't be surprised if CentComm had genetic samples from many generations of the Taylors' bloodline in cryo storage, ready to be implanted in some unsuspecting mother to be, should all fertile members of the Taylor family meet with an untimely end.

In fact, the Taylors could have additional family members that they don't know about, that CentComm is maintaining as spares, should the main branch of the family be lost. They'd pose much less of a security threat than the "real" Taylors, if only CentComm knew that they had the Taylor genes. Plus, it'd be a lot easier for CentComm to control the lives of some "random" nobodies, than it is to control the "real" Taylors.

I still wonder if CentComm facilitated the demise of Lynn's father. He posed far too much of a threat, taking Calliope outside of New Troy.
PioneerPete 22nd Feb 2019, 11:45 PM edit delete reply
I love this comment!
Siren 22nd Feb 2019, 1:27 PM edit delete reply
I don't know if the "more personality" comment was meant as a positive anyway, given her implied opinions of Cella's personality..
DLKmusic 23rd Feb 2019, 1:20 AM edit delete reply

I think "Personality" was a very poor choice of words on Lynn's part because it didn't convey her meaning. I think she was trying to say that White angels are designed more towards interacting with people, and less about killing people. Still not entirely accurate, but the only cassian that Lynn has ever interacted with is Noctis, And as for white angels, Cella is not known for her winning personality.

On a side note, putting all Fifi the Fashion Cassian jokes aside, I still hate the PVC Outfit. Cella is a desk jockey, and what does it say about her work environment when the office director wears body armor?
mjkj 22nd Feb 2019, 1:44 PM edit delete reply

well, partial success...

now, I wonder how shopping with Cella works out...?

hmmm, exchange of secrets - I wonder how much each will learn...
PioneerPete 22nd Feb 2019, 11:47 PM edit delete reply
I love the dialogue and the tension! And Noctis playing peacekeeper?! smoothing out wrinkles... wow!
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