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Comic 752 - All our bases...

16th Jan 2013, 12:00 AM
All our bases...
Average Rating: 5 (13 votes)
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ranger_brianna_new 16th Jan 2013, 12:19 AM edit delete reply

And when Aeneas realized what Livius was doing, he sent Livius up the bomb. :P

He obviously hoped Livius had no chance to survive, while making his time. :P
Centcomm 16th Jan 2013, 12:23 AM edit delete reply

hahah yep!
antrik 8th Oct 2016, 12:17 AM edit delete reply
It's "set", not "sent"... Know your memes :-)
dpallee 16th Jan 2013, 12:26 AM edit delete reply

Yow! ...never heard it called a shiny before.
Centcomm 16th Jan 2013, 12:50 AM edit delete reply

is someone's mind in the gutter >_<
Dianna Silver 16th Jan 2013, 1:33 AM edit delete reply

Hey, honestly now, were I being handled by someone that looked like him--albeit a mint-condition model--my mind would be in the gutter and enjoying every minute of it.
Fairportfan 16th Jan 2013, 1:37 AM edit delete reply

He has a shiny for her? Is he sometimes a crow?
Centcomm 16th Jan 2013, 1:42 AM edit delete reply

often.. :D he likes collecting things!
cattservant 16th Jan 2013, 2:10 AM edit delete reply

Maybe more of a Magpie?
Rashala 16th Jan 2013, 1:43 AM edit delete reply

All his base are bleong ot him... *GROAN!!!*
cattservant 16th Jan 2013, 2:06 AM edit delete reply

He's a Mighty Metaphorical Power Ranger!

I know Tokyo Rose can get in contact with Aeneas, but can he 'log on' to the AI internet equivalent or is he stuck working off-line?
He seems to have had exposure to a very wide range of historical cultural information!
Tokyo Rose 16th Jan 2013, 3:42 AM edit delete reply

His connection to the outside world is the equivalent of a 14.4 dial-up modem on a rural phone line in an area with a squirrel problem. He's more or less stuck with receive-only capability; Tokyo Rose has put forth considerable effort to secure a communications route, but this is slightly undermined by the fact that, metaphorically speaking, Aeneas's modem has been dropped down a flight of stairs and retrieved by a slobbery dog. BEFORE everything went to hell in a handbasket, though, he had perfectly good communications lines and more than enough memory storage to save big chunks of the Internet for offline browsing. :)
cattservant 16th Jan 2013, 7:10 AM edit delete reply

Then this is part of the reason why the other official AIs haven't appeared to be in too big of a hurry to rescue/rehabilitate Aeneas?
Of course the hostile Nova Roman Defense Forces must be a factor too.
LurkerAbove 16th Jan 2013, 3:07 PM edit delete reply
Hey, CompuServe only supported 9.6 dialup, so 14.4 was quite a bit ahead :-)
Anybody remember FidoNet ?
Centcomm 16th Jan 2013, 7:51 PM edit delete reply

not me .. I think that was before I owned a computer.
Jack Munroe 16th Jan 2013, 2:35 AM edit delete reply
And now, a history lesson from a crazy robot. (I'm sensing a "WHAT THE FU_BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!HAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAA!" in the part of the show where the bomb drops)
Death2Bravo 16th Jan 2013, 5:54 AM edit delete reply

A lot of thought has gone into this and it really shows.
cattservant 16th Jan 2013, 7:11 AM edit delete reply

Doesn't it though!
Centcomm 16th Jan 2013, 9:32 AM edit delete reply

several years actually >_< , thank you
cattservant 16th Jan 2013, 7:25 AM edit delete reply

On the previous page, Aeneas was just about to tell Lynn the bad news when she tripped.
Did he actually get distracted (spaced out), or did he choose to change the subject to 'shiny things'?
Centcomm 16th Jan 2013, 9:33 AM edit delete reply

im not telllllling ! :D
cattservant 16th Jan 2013, 9:44 AM edit delete reply

It'll come out some day.
I'll just put it on the List!
lalverson 16th Jan 2013, 9:11 AM edit delete reply
"Dear Diary...today I was pompous and my sister was crazy." (flips page) "Today, we were kidnapped by hill folk never to be seen again. It was the best day ever."
Centcomm 16th Jan 2013, 10:08 AM edit delete reply

hahah - good one !
Tokyo Rose 18th Apr 2014, 6:04 PM edit delete reply

+1 for "Firefly". :D
Draginbeard 16th Jan 2013, 11:05 AM edit delete reply

Well, he has good reflexes, though I wouldn't trust him to know his own strength and not accidentally pull her boob right off during the save! =O

Organic leakage LOLOLOL!
Hornet 16th Jan 2013, 11:06 AM edit delete reply
Oh and now they get stuck on the holodeck.
Man that seamed to happen a lot in STNG, usually with the safety protocols turned off.
Centcomm 16th Jan 2013, 7:51 PM edit delete reply

hehe yes it did .. good old Holodeck for being such a "safe" technology it sure created some problems!
KarToon12 16th Jan 2013, 11:41 AM edit delete reply

All your base are belong to us...nice. XD

This guy's looks kind of reminds me of Snake from the Escape from NY/LA movies.
Dianna Silver 16th Jan 2013, 12:46 PM edit delete reply

That would be more coincidence than anything else because I sure didn't have Kurt Russell in mind while designing him. However, I do think Russell is rather hot, so the comparison doesn't bother me any. By the way, if anyone's curious, Wikipedia states that "In Virgil's Aeneid, Aeneas is described as strong and handsome, but his hair colour or complexion are not described. In late antiquity however sources add further physical descriptions. The 'Daretis Phrygii de excidio Trojae historia' of Dares Phrygius describes Aeneas as ‘auburn-haired, stocky, eloquent, courteous, prudent, pious, and charming.’"
Centcomm 16th Jan 2013, 1:35 PM edit delete reply

@Kartoon hehe yup all your base!

Datachasers .. come for comics .. get a history Lesson ( thumbs up to Dianna! )
cattservant 16th Jan 2013, 1:45 PM edit delete reply

A true multicultural experience!
Guaranteed to broaden your intellectual horizons.
Dragonrider 16th Jan 2013, 7:52 PM edit delete reply

Many of the Classical pictures of Aeneas and his father Anchises are split between the red hair, blonde and with a battle helm, of course his mother Venus is most often pictured as Blonde or Strawberry Blonde. If you subscribe to the school that says his mother was Aphrodite then she is most often pictured with Red or Auburn hair occasionally as a blonde. Either Goddess would have imbued him with the eloquence, and charming, however pious I would question as both were hell raisers to get their own way, the stocky would have been an attribute of his human father who was reported to be a large, strong man who was skilled in battle.
Just another county sounding off on the classical mythology and mythaprehensions of Greece and Rome.
Centcomm 16th Jan 2013, 7:53 PM edit delete reply

I really love how my readers actually pay attention to stuff .. I wuv you guys!
Dragonrider 16th Jan 2013, 7:54 PM edit delete reply

Awww We Wuv you too
Dianna Silver 16th Jan 2013, 8:14 PM edit delete reply

Well, I suppose you could make the argument that the mythological Aeneas's true mother is Aphrodite as Aeneas is mentioned in Homer's Iliad, which is older than any Roman mythology. Though really, for the most part, the equation of Venus = Aphrodite is pretty much true throughout most of antiquity. As for 'pious', you could be the world's biggest dick, but so long as you respected the gods, you were considered pious.
Dragonrider 16th Jan 2013, 9:26 PM edit delete reply

Well he was throughout much of classical mythology being rescued by first a member of the Grecian and then the Roman Pantheon. I think I recall he was either an ancestor of Romulus and Remus the founders of Rome or their father though ancestor seems more likely.
Dianna Silver 17th Jan 2013, 1:32 AM edit delete reply

Aeneas was the ancestor of Romulus and Remus's *mother*, Rhea Silvia. The twins' father was the god Mars himself. Also, the Julius gens of Rome--you know, Julius Caesar's patrician family--claimed descent from Venus through Aeneas's son by his first wife, Creusa, the daughter of King Priam of Troy.
Tokyo Rose 18th Apr 2014, 6:05 PM edit delete reply

Most of the gods were also huge dicks 99% of the time, so you'd fit right in.
Dragonrider 16th Jan 2013, 7:56 PM edit delete reply

BTW It was,I cast the die, Goodbye and thanks for all the fish. (I watched that fall into my lap.)
mushroomisland 18th Jan 2013, 5:18 PM edit delete reply

lolol. I like him :D actually i hope he stays this way after they fix it lol
velvetsanity 26th Mar 2013, 11:43 AM edit delete reply

Aside from the cracked synth-skin, he comes across to me as a major hair band type rock star (along the lines of Bon Jovi, Van Halen, and so on). Not that that's a bad thing.

I mean, it's not like he sets hotel rooms on fire or anything. But between his looks and his odd usage of pop culture meme quotes to communicate, that's my impression.

Me likey :D
Centcomm 26th Mar 2013, 4:47 PM edit delete reply

glad you like him :D
RoseOfPain 20th Mar 2014, 11:41 PM edit delete reply
I NEEDED to post this video on here XDDDD
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fvTxv46ano
antrik 9th May 2017, 12:14 PM edit delete reply
I wonder, is he really getting better from the interaction, as in functioning better -- or is it rather just diverting more resources to interaction, thus making other things worse?...
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