Comic 974 - Rock bottom...

13th Jan 2014, 12:00 AM
Rock bottom...
Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)

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Centcomm 13th Jan 2014, 12:00 AM edit delete
Centcomm
:D now you should know whats going on :D
Centcomm 13th Jan 2014, 1:07 AM edit delete
Centcomm
Okay con page SHOULD be up by tomorrow ( so it doesnt interuppt the story.. :D
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cattservant 13th Jan 2014, 12:05 AM edit delete reply

One thing about "rock bottom",
It too damn uncomfortable to just lay there,
Unless your dead!
Stormwind13 13th Jan 2014, 12:26 AM edit delete reply

Only when you REALIZE you are laying on the rocks, Cat. Some people can 'fool' themselves for a remarkably long time before realizing it.
CyberSkull 13th Jan 2014, 12:28 AM edit delete reply

They're just really stiff pillows!
Sheela 13th Jan 2014, 6:35 AM edit delete reply

Meh, rocks aren't that uncomfortable compaired to spikes.
mjkj 13th Jan 2014, 12:15 AM edit delete reply

Awww...

Poor Calliope - I bet she will try to make it up...

Evil-1-CentComm I fear for you...
Stormwind13 13th Jan 2014, 12:27 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, poor Calliope. ::HUGS::

And yes, CentComm is about to be taken to task I think. And will NOT enjoy the process.
velvetsanity 13th Jan 2014, 12:27 AM edit delete reply

I don't. That AIS deserves everything she gets. :D

Post link to con pics! :D
Sheela 13th Jan 2014, 6:35 AM edit delete reply

There certainly is a lot of hate for Centcomm, which is interesting as she's supposedly on the good teams side.
Centcomm 13th Jan 2014, 10:08 PM edit delete reply

I know right??? way lotta hate going on..
Sheela 14th Jan 2014, 6:17 AM edit delete reply

Ah well, to be fair, the Centcomm in the story hasn't been perfectly nice either, some of it is certainly deserved.

Still, it does seem a bit out of proportion.
antrik 10th Oct 2016, 5:12 AM edit delete reply
Is that a reference to "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"?...
cattservant 13th Jan 2014, 12:22 AM edit delete reply

Waster 'shine...
Ms. Taylor got some contraband?
Oh my!
Stormwind13 13th Jan 2014, 12:28 AM edit delete reply

Calliope has the full resources of New Troy backing her, Cat. I think she can PAY the tax... Of course, she can probably get away with NOT paying the tax, I mean she would be kind of hard to arrest. :-D
cattservant 13th Jan 2014, 12:33 AM edit delete reply

No doubt she could distill her own.
Stormwind13 13th Jan 2014, 12:42 AM edit delete reply

LOL. That would be pretty funny, Cat. Calliope, with her own moonshine still. :-D
cattservant 13th Jan 2014, 12:50 AM edit delete reply

With just a micro-gram of Scythe Lizard musk
per every 10 liters for that authentic Wasteland bouquet.
Centcomm 13th Jan 2014, 10:07 PM edit delete reply

LOL
Centcomm 13th Jan 2014, 10:08 PM edit delete reply

it could happen... :D
Tokyo Rose 13th Jan 2014, 4:04 AM edit delete reply

She spent a lot of time out in the Wastes, was married to a Waster merc, is good at Science, and has access to all sorts of lab equipment. Building a moonshine still certainly isn't beyond her capabilities. :)
Sheela 13th Jan 2014, 6:38 AM edit delete reply

In fact, it's likely to be very much within her capabilities.

Besides, she somehow managed to get info in and out of town without alerting Centcomm while building the new body for Dolly, so maybe .. just maybe .. she has some less than savory connections, such as Mr Black to ferry stuff in and out.

She could easily make high tech stuff and trade it for moonshine from the wastes.
Centcomm 13th Jan 2014, 10:06 PM edit delete reply

Calli bought this in the trade quarter or had it sent to her. Money isnt really a issue for her. and yes as stated she could always home brew it.

Cent Turns a blind eye to a lot of this.. but theres a reason she knows of people like Mister Black.
Sheela 14th Jan 2014, 6:18 AM edit delete reply

Who ?

Calli, Centcomm, or both ?
Centcomm 14th Jan 2014, 11:05 AM edit delete reply

Both .. :D
anarcha 13th Jan 2014, 12:49 AM edit delete reply

'I can't even remember how to be anything but this.'

Classic tragic.
cattservant 13th Jan 2014, 12:52 AM edit delete reply

A goat quartet!
Sheela 13th Jan 2014, 3:33 PM edit delete reply

More like Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush's "Don't give up!"

That's what I'm thinkin' she'd be listening to ... probably because Dolly compiled the playlist before she left. XD
Centcomm 13th Jan 2014, 10:05 PM edit delete reply

I was listening to something else but its actually very close.. Tori Amos and a few other artists.. :D
jamie59 13th Jan 2014, 1:05 AM edit delete reply

Better sober up quick Calliope!
Centcomm 13th Jan 2014, 10:05 PM edit delete reply

no kidding right?
plymayer 13th Jan 2014, 1:08 AM edit delete reply

Been to rock bottom. There's always one level lower.
Centcomm 13th Jan 2014, 10:05 PM edit delete reply

that is sadly true...
Draginbeard 13th Jan 2014, 1:45 AM edit delete reply

The good thing about hitting rock bottom is you have a good chance finding a diamond as you dig yourselfback up....no wait, thats minecraft...
Sheela 13th Jan 2014, 6:40 AM edit delete reply

Unfortunately, after she hit rock bottom, she started digging and she's been digging for so long that she's hitting bedrock and lava all the time.
Centcomm 13th Jan 2014, 10:04 PM edit delete reply

pretty much dead on Sheela

and Lolol at Draginbeard.. :D
Stormwind13 13th Jan 2014, 11:37 PM edit delete reply

No, no Sheela. Calliope would hit the water table first. :-) And I'm not sure there is any magma around there. You would have to punch all the way thru the crust into the mantle to get into liquefied rock. :-D She hasn't been digging long enough to do that, especially from Cheyenne Mountain. :-D
Sheela 14th Jan 2014, 6:21 AM edit delete reply

She's way past the water table.
Heck, the cheyenne mountain is already way deeper than the water table already by today, I suspect it'll be even deeper by the time Calliope lives.

Besides, building a mining robot would be easy for her.
Heck, I halfway expect her to be making money that way, by building and maintaining geothermal powerplants.
Dragonrider 13th Jan 2014, 2:09 AM edit delete reply

She's not rock bottom, just in the middle of a pity party, Oh Woe is me, I'm despicable still see she swigs the booze. I was hoping she'd dump the krap but guess she's not decided she needs to quit yet. Till SHE decides to quit she never will, no intervention will work the person has to make that decision on their own.
Rashala 13th Jan 2014, 3:14 AM edit delete reply

I disagree dragon I think if Lynn and or Dolly were to give her a swift kick in her shorts right now it might give her the momentum to move free of her pity party and start to get back to a person
Centcomm 13th Jan 2014, 10:03 PM edit delete reply

They have tried before.. Dolly has had a bit of luck here and there but not Lynn.
Rashala 14th Jan 2014, 3:48 AM edit delete reply

but after (if) she gets home I am sure lynns reacord will be higher
Canicus 13th Jan 2014, 3:16 AM edit delete reply
New reader here, just wanted to say I really love your comic. It had me clustered to the computer just wanting to know what happens next, which meant I finished the archives in 2 days and then read them again to pay more attention to the art and details of the story. I love the story you have created and the setting, specially the tech.
I think your comic has become my new personal favourite.
Thank you for creating such an amazing story.
Tokyo Rose 13th Jan 2014, 4:05 AM edit delete reply

Shit. Blushing now. Thank you. :)
Sheela 13th Jan 2014, 6:42 AM edit delete reply

Rose ? What are you doing ??
Is.. is that a blush ?

*narrows eyes suspiciously*
Tokyo Rose 13th Jan 2014, 5:06 PM edit delete reply

No, it's a malfunction in the thermal regulating circuitry of my epidermal surface. OBVIOUSLY.
Canicus 14th Jan 2014, 4:07 AM edit delete reply
It's not a bug, it's a feature!
Sheela 14th Jan 2014, 6:23 AM edit delete reply

Lies, lies .. they are all LIES !!

Beside, Rose is full of bugs, I'm sure.
It's how she infects others.
Tokyo Rose 14th Jan 2014, 7:04 PM edit delete reply

I think I've just been accused of having the crabs or something.

READY THE NUCLEAR SILOS.
Sheela 14th Jan 2014, 8:08 PM edit delete reply

Pfftt ... You're full of bugs 'n' virus'es - not crabs.
How else would you be such a good hacker ? :D

Unless offcourse .. you pinch ?
Centcomm 13th Jan 2014, 9:58 AM edit delete reply

Wow .. thank you - Glad to have you here! and welcome to the comic! *HUGS!* Hope we can keep entertaining you looongg down the road ! :D
KarToon12 13th Jan 2014, 4:32 PM edit delete reply

I really like that living room. I think that's the first real "cozy" living space we've seen in this comic in a long time.
Centcomm 13th Jan 2014, 10:02 PM edit delete reply

Actually this is Lynn's room.. Cali's is a bit larger and more spartan as is Dollys..
( well Dolly's is the same size. )

but it does look cozy I tryed to make it comfortable looking..
Sheela 14th Jan 2014, 6:32 AM edit delete reply

I don't think we have seen either Calli's nor Dolly's room as they are now, right ?
Centcomm 14th Jan 2014, 11:07 AM edit delete reply

correct .. you saw the Sitting room. ( where Minx and Ray were - im still redesigning Cali's apartments :D
highlander55 13th Jan 2014, 6:43 PM edit delete reply

Actually, How many people have been this low in life and get a moment of clear thought and then slide back into oblivion? It may be Mira interrupting her will keep her lucid and not slide back into the hole she dug herself into.
Centcomm 13th Jan 2014, 10:03 PM edit delete reply

Im really hoping SOMEthing pulls her out of this .. *winks*
Stormwind13 13th Jan 2014, 10:44 PM edit delete reply

You are EVIL, making us wait to see what is happening, CentComm. :-D

I think Calliope will find a little of the spark that got her a Waster for a husband. I mean she wouldn't have been out in the Wastes unless she was full of life and curious about things in the world. That has been banked for far too long, but with the right breath, it can be turned into a flame again. See if Dolly thru Mira can be that breath. :-)
Sheela 14th Jan 2014, 6:28 AM edit delete reply

I've said it before, and I'll say it again - When someone as smart as Calliope realises she still has something to fight for and that will keep her going. Right now she thinks she has nothing to loose though, that's what's keeping her inactive.

So trying to force her into a corner is only going to make her come out swinging faster. Nothing more dangerous than a cornered momma bear fighting for her cub.
mjkj 14th Jan 2014, 7:38 AM edit delete reply

So true, Sheela...
Centcomm 14th Jan 2014, 11:41 PM edit delete reply

yeeeahh mama bear is BAD ASS :D
XMinusOne 14th Jan 2014, 7:14 PM edit delete reply
'Been down so long it looks like up to me'.
I'm guessin' in da fewtcha they've developed a sober-up-quick pill Calli can gulp down and get on the pony.
Centcomm 14th Jan 2014, 11:41 PM edit delete reply

there is a pill for that :D
Warcake 14th Jan 2014, 11:37 PM edit delete reply
I found your comic maybe a week ago and went through the archives in about two days, after which I have refreshed the page daily at least 3-5 times in anticipation for the latest update. Love your art-style, love your story, honestly I just love everything about your comic as a whole! I'll probably be a reader till the story eventually ends. Thank you for such a glorious comic. <3
Centcomm 14th Jan 2014, 11:40 PM edit delete reply

awww thank you ! Dont forget to subscribe! we adore our readers here! every single one - ( now IM blushing! )
CyberSkull 17th Jan 2014, 11:49 AM edit delete reply

At least she's not a food dispenser repairman with an inferiority complex and delusions of grandeur coupled with survivor's guilt.
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