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Comic 828 - New Toys...

5th May 2013, 11:34 PM
New Toys...
Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)

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Centcomm 5th May 2013, 11:34 PM edit delete
Centcomm
yep loot the bodies and move along :D
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cattservant 5th May 2013, 11:46 PM edit delete reply

A couple of shinys, and moral dilemmas resolve.
[Yay!]
velvetsanity 6th May 2013, 12:56 AM edit delete reply

Not resolved, just delayed.
cattservant 6th May 2013, 1:08 AM edit delete reply

Yes, distraction is a better word.
Deo 6th May 2013, 1:53 AM edit delete reply

the moral dilemmas got crushed by a SWEET NEW APC.
cattservant 6th May 2013, 2:43 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, once they resolve the Nova Roma difficulty, they can take Lynn and go gather Scythe Lizard musk oil for a few weeks of well deserved R&R!
plymayer 6th May 2013, 12:07 AM edit delete reply

They got it free and clear but the cost of the tags and title could make the whole thing prohibitive.
Rashala 6th May 2013, 12:41 AM edit delete reply

Glad to see Ceci's REcovering......mentally ish...and she got a good gun course Tedee's gonan see they got a new APC and all that and be really really......upset
velvetsanity 6th May 2013, 12:55 AM edit delete reply

Well then she can just kill a group of gutters for herself. As it was so succinctly put in Chronicles of Riddick, you keep what you kill. :)

Of course, you could always try to get one for her :D
Centcomm 6th May 2013, 1:39 PM edit delete reply

yep .. same with the wastes. wild west justice and all that. Dolly and Ceci did not fire "first" the gutters pushed her into it.
CyberSkull 6th May 2013, 1:02 AM edit delete reply

See, I told you! Looting makes everyone happy when they get a gun of +1 piercing!
JGibs_Evil_Twin 6th May 2013, 1:15 AM edit delete reply

Looks like they have themselves an RV!! Great work!
Sheela 6th May 2013, 3:02 AM edit delete reply

I wonder if their cargo ship can carry the RV ?
Might need a bit of modification for that, but that's what mechanics are for ! :D
velvetsanity 6th May 2013, 4:42 AM edit delete reply

Even if they have to leave it behind they can sell it
Sheela 6th May 2013, 5:21 AM edit delete reply

yeah, but you don't sell chekovs RV - It's there for a reason, I think ?

Besides, one does not simply walk into New Rome !
Drive in style, I say. :)
cattservant 6th May 2013, 7:24 AM edit delete reply

I'm not sure but I think those are Nova Roman markings on it.
Sheela 6th May 2013, 2:55 AM edit delete reply

SHINY !! :D

CeCi gained +1 happiness.
Draginbeard 6th May 2013, 3:08 AM edit delete reply

I would have to agree about the armor not fitting (since now its full of holes, dents, and slick with previous owners blood), but there might be some value to dressing up as rats, and drawing less attention.
Dragonrider 6th May 2013, 8:17 AM edit delete reply

No armor is still A-1 however the unit logo needs to be changed, possibly one of pink and blue hands tearing a douchebag apart might be appropriate from here on in.
KarToon12 6th May 2013, 9:52 AM edit delete reply

You know it's been a good day when you score a tank. XD
ge2org 6th May 2013, 11:58 AM edit delete reply

and its an even better day if you score more!! ;)
ge2org 6th May 2013, 11:57 AM edit delete reply

killing vermin can be messy? i'm worried that dolly's new body lacks a morality framework.
(i know she hates gutters, but most people in her position would be a little shaken)
velvetsanity 6th May 2013, 12:09 PM edit delete reply

Keep in mind how long Dolly's been active...she helped raise Lynn's *grandmother*...and this is *definitely* not her first rodeo
ge2org 6th May 2013, 1:21 PM edit delete reply

i know but, vermin? it sounds a little.. harsh even for gutters
velvetsanity 6th May 2013, 1:29 PM edit delete reply

Gutters are the scum of the universe. They loot, rape, pillage, murder, they're slavers, organ harvesters, you name it, if it's too dirty for even organized crime, they do it.

Dolly single-handedly fought off the gutters that killed Lynn's father, remember.
Centcomm 6th May 2013, 1:38 PM edit delete reply

at Velvet-

thats correct.. ( sorry I havent replyed to many but most of them I cant reply to :D )
Dragonrider 6th May 2013, 1:46 PM edit delete reply

Aw c'mon give us a break, we know that the APC is gonna stay hidden right here until Ceci goes in business hunting gutters for fun and profit. But I still like the Logo of a pink and a blue hand tearing a douchebag in half.
Rashala 6th May 2013, 4:34 PM edit delete reply

*smacks Dragonrider upside his head*

Ceci would never go into THAT business


Tedee and marcus.....Hell yes Ceci No
Sheela 6th May 2013, 6:27 PM edit delete reply

That opens the question though - What would CeCi do if she could choose?
Dragonrider 6th May 2013, 9:01 PM edit delete reply

*smacks Rash back twice* Hey dummy she already started today and tried to yesterday, when she found out the plasma thrower didn't work as advertised.
Kermit 6th May 2013, 7:02 PM edit delete reply
Remember when the one gutter was going to immolate the nurse lady from the feet up while she radioed New Troy for help? Not the sort of person to be feeling sorry for.
Centcomm 7th May 2013, 12:58 AM edit delete reply

This is so true .. :D
Rashala 7th May 2013, 1:04 AM edit delete reply

*picks up a a Side of beef And Hits a line drive with Dragonrider* Killign a gutter out of necessity Does Not a Careeer for ceci make.


and Tedee would kill *and has* centcomm if she pissed her off so whats your point?
Dragonrider 7th May 2013, 8:40 AM edit delete reply

*Bar-B-Ques Beef and throws the hot coals at Rash. Hey Dummy she wants to spend her life exploring the wastes to make a difference, use one well armed and armored APC as a mobile Command Post pick up expenses by cashing in bounties on gutters. Clean up the world one piece of scum at a time and make the settlers safer. Got a problem with that?
velvetsanity 7th May 2013, 9:17 AM edit delete reply

*flogs both dragonrider and rashala with soggy pasta*

play nice :P
Rashala 7th May 2013, 4:51 PM edit delete reply

*breaks the glass and pulls out the Trout-nunchucks and whappity wap whaps Dragonrider* Yes as a matter o fact I do. Ceci is a rare and special soul and living that kind of life would....slowly destroy that beautiful soul of her's on small piece at a time....sure she would be helping ...but killing people changes you no matter what justification...and after enough of it you lose yourself
Sheela 7th May 2013, 5:26 PM edit delete reply

Ceci might want to do the more regular thing, y'know .. marriage, children and a nice little house.
Maybe with a nice little garden in the back, with some fruit trees and a swing.

Except it's not at all normal for an android in a society where birthrates are abysmally low. All the more reason to do it though.

tl:dr; - CeCi wants to be a Mommy.
Rashala 7th May 2013, 5:40 PM edit delete reply

*I Rashala Heartily endorse Sheela's Idea *smacks dragon again with the trout-chucks*
Sheela 7th May 2013, 5:50 PM edit delete reply

Interestingly, I don't think CeCi will actually end up as a Mommy, but rather as a guardian like her "mommy".

No, TeeDee will end up as a the Mommy, because secretly, she loves Ada, and there's nothing that would make Ada happier than if TeeDee became a mommy. And TeeDee will do anything to make Ada happy.


But right now, CeCi wants to be the Mommy, and TeeDee wants to be the Badass, while Ada wants to be (with) a Human.

Offcourse, all of that is in the future.
But It'll happen, you mark my words! :)


And TeeDee will complain about it, she will, but she'll be an excellent mommy, and she will make Ada a very happy android.
And CeCi will approve of it, and realize that her combat frame will make for an excellent Guardian base, and be a Guadian for Ada and TeeDee.
Tokyo Rose 7th May 2013, 6:52 PM edit delete reply

Ada would make a far better mother than Teedee ever would, what with actually liking humans and enjoying having biological components and so on. Teedee's reaction to being asked if she'd be a "mommy" would be uproarious laughter followed, possibly, by gunfire.

Only a lunatic/parent truly desperate for time away from the kid (but I repeat myself) would ever put a child in Teedee's keeping, even temporarily. They would get home from dinner and a movie to find she'd put the kid's lower body into a garbage bag for sanitation purposes and then duct-taped the kid to a wall. Facing the TV, of course. And then turned on some violent gore-fest slasher flick. Knowing children, this would probably be THE BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED in the kid's opinion, but still...
Rashala 7th May 2013, 7:14 PM edit delete reply

I think Tokyo Kinda nailed that one on the head..


Worst case scenario The kid turns into a Mass murdingign sciociopath......

Best case tedee produces the first Member of the Spartan 5 series
Dragonrider 7th May 2013, 7:30 PM edit delete reply

*Grabs trout chucks wraps in bacon and clay bakes by fire and smacks Rash upside his little pointy head* Kind of hard to ascribe the emotions you mention to a Black Angel,she could make Teedee look like a rank amateur without breathing hard.
Rashala 7th May 2013, 8:54 PM edit delete reply

*uses a nearby alligator and swinging it byt he tail whipcracks Dragonrider's Concave butt. Yeah but you have to remember. Ceci's personality is TOTALLY different than that Black angel Stuff soooo I would say Rash wins this fight *nod nod*
Sheela 7th May 2013, 10:01 PM edit delete reply

Ah, but, in a story, giving the baby to person who actually wants a baby, would make for a very boring story.

There's a much more interesting story to be told if you give it to the person who don't want it.

As for wether or not TeeDee could become a fitting parent ? Heck, mother bears do exist, and if a predator animal can be a good mommy, then so can TeeDee. And I don't think TeeDee's personality is so far removed from being a caring mother as many people seem to think. It's just that her version of caring is a bit different from everyone elses, but it would be no less sincere. Kinda like how Marvel made Wolverine a grumpy father figure for some teenage girls - He's really not the best father fugure, sure, but he still manages to be one.

Besides - Story wise : Imagine a dark back alley where the child is about to be molested, who would you rather be the mommy ? The one who can utterly eradicate any threat to the child, or the one that hides in a corner, whimpering ?
And I think we all know which one TeeDee would be.
Sheela 8th May 2013, 10:58 AM edit delete reply

Heh, having a hard time letting go of this idea .. it has potential !

People seem to think it would be a human child though. But nooo ... after their last body upgrade, Ada now has an "android factory" that will activate if she meets an android / human that loves her enough to trigger it's reproductive subroutine. It would result in a self improving android child of random gender, with a personality seed based on the two parents, in this case Ada and TeeDee.

So it would most likely be both pro-human *and* pro-android. But at the same time, both Ada and Teedee have an individuality/stubbornness streak a mile wide, so the child would definately be that as well.

Offcourse, hearing the words "I'm pregnant" would set TeeDee off on a major rant about how androids can't be pregnant, only to be proven wrong. And no way in hell, would she allow *anyone* to abort the unborn android child, it is *her* child, after all !!
Offcourse, much lulz occur as Ada & TeeDee have to learn how to handle a child, something neither of them have really prepared for. Not to mention a child with that kind of personality is bound to make trouble for them as it grows up.

And if the child should ever manage to get itself kidnapped like like Lynn Taylor did - Everybody better watch out for TeeDee.

Offcourse, the child would, literally, be a poster child for androids, android rights, android reproduction, so it would be a target for political causes.
Centcomm 8th May 2013, 1:11 PM edit delete reply

Um Okay... Can I ask where the raw materials would come from .. Synth brains have a very complext sturucture as well as "factory" parts. Even putting a "nano factory" doesnt change the fact that most andriods are not designed with the idea of assembling .. carrying and birthing anything.. those that have female reproductive organs the equipment stops at the cervix. they do not have a womb or ovarys. hormones are manufactured and dispensed by chemical glands but thats only to maintain the skin. everything is precision designed. and a pregnacy would litterally wreak havok. now some andriods have been used as "sorrogates: but its tottally silly. as the same equipment would be better off in a medical ward or the Ovarium. So really there is no reason for a andriod to even think of having a child .. humnan or andriod.. if they want a friend they just ask for one. or if they have enough creds they can just have a new andriod commssioned. these new andriods are manufactured exaactly the same way as any other andriod. and generally it is considered odd if not outright offensive to create a Child or Teen andriod.
Sheela 8th May 2013, 1:27 PM edit delete reply

Space Magic. XD

Heck if I know, if I knew I'd be out there building androids in real life.
Rashala 6th May 2013, 4:35 PM edit delete reply

I gotta ask...that insignia ont eh APC looks...tantalizingly familiar.....have we seen it before and where?
cattservant 6th May 2013, 5:03 PM edit delete reply

I think it might be Nova Roman...

[You'd think the AIs would probably have better inventory control.]
Sheela 6th May 2013, 7:05 PM edit delete reply

What .. you mean the insane AI of Nova Roma have time to do inventory control?
cattservant 6th May 2013, 7:16 PM edit delete reply

No, I don't think Aeneas spends much time dealing in military surplus.
Cent-Comm, on the other hand, could account for every nut, bolt and transistor!
And I'm pretty sure that New Sparta's AI (can't remember his name) keeps strict tabs on his war toys.
velvetsanity 6th May 2013, 10:40 PM edit delete reply

I can't help wondering if it's the same insignia used by the group that killed Lynn's dad...
cattservant 7th May 2013, 10:23 PM edit delete reply

Perhaps CeCi's new rifle could have an entry in the "TECH: Weapons; Section"?
LooeyQ 10th May 2013, 8:38 AM edit delete reply

Ohhhh damn! A tank!

Did you ever get in the tank in 007 for nintendo 64? That was the first time I went on a video game killing spree! Will they do the same?! :D!
Centcomm 10th May 2013, 8:55 AM edit delete reply

I never had a nitendo of any kind :D killing sprees can be fun :D
Thomas 18th Apr 2014, 8:47 PM edit delete reply
I dunno that seems to pretty much be a tank. So it would probably match the description of both weapon and armor. They'd probably take very good care of it.
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