Comic 982 - Two of Coins

31st Jan 2014, 12:00 AM
Two of Coins
Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)

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Centcomm 31st Jan 2014, 12:39 AM edit delete
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Dragonrider 31st Jan 2014, 12:01 AM edit delete reply

That's her story and she's stickin to it
Centcomm 31st Jan 2014, 12:03 AM edit delete reply

yep :D
Sheela 31st Jan 2014, 12:59 PM edit delete reply

Well, it seems plausible, so she probably has no reason to lie on this one.

And while Calliope will probably forgive her for this one, still, she's going to be annoyed with Centcomm. It's never a nice thing to find someone close to you have been lying to you, even by omission.
DeathBuhda 31st Jan 2014, 12:01 AM edit delete reply

Behold the death glare in the second panel.
Dragonrider 31st Jan 2014, 12:03 AM edit delete reply

I have a feeling that in the last panel her hand is on a reset button. Also observe the expression on Krystal's face in panel 3. Almost says "Lie some more bitch."
Centcomm 31st Jan 2014, 12:04 AM edit delete reply

At dragonrider.. maybe...
Dragonrider 31st Jan 2014, 12:07 AM edit delete reply

*Woot* You almost acknowledged I got something right, almost.
DeathBuhda 31st Jan 2014, 12:06 AM edit delete reply

CentComm's eyes in the last panel say "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission" or something along those lines
Stormwind13 31st Jan 2014, 12:26 AM edit delete reply

More along the lines, what you don't know won't hurt me. :-D
Centcomm 31st Jan 2014, 12:43 AM edit delete reply

Yup..."D
Tokyo Rose 31st Jan 2014, 6:01 PM edit delete reply

Unbeknownst to anyone, Krystal's watching an episode of "Lost in Translation", and it just ended on a cliffhanger. Thus the distracted glare. Those bastards!
Centcomm 31st Jan 2014, 12:03 AM edit delete reply

oh yeah.. *glare*
Sheela 31st Jan 2014, 1:02 PM edit delete reply

It's going to be hard for Calliope to trust Centcomm from now on. She might, but it's gonna be difficult.

Centcomm may have shot herself a bit in her foot.
Stormwind13 31st Jan 2014, 8:02 PM edit delete reply

Calliope will just make sure that her questions are EXTREMELY PERCISE, Sheela. No wiggle room for CentComm to try and deceive her again. I think Calliope isn't as breathing fire upset as many people seem to think. :-)
WinterJay 31st Jan 2014, 12:20 AM edit delete reply
Pshh, why so suspicious? This is awesome :')
Centcomm 31st Jan 2014, 12:42 AM edit delete reply

aww thank you!
Dragonrider 31st Jan 2014, 12:23 AM edit delete reply

Quote, A hand picked team of operatives has been dispatched to rescue Lynn" Yeah Right, a smuggler with a loyalty to money, a woman who wouldn't spit on Calliope if she was on fire and hates the Military guy in supposed charge as soon as her basketball droids take off Kali and Marcus are going to have a grand time skeet shooting, a psychotic S&R Droid who wants to kill the Military Muscle, The Military Muscle who is about a subtle at undercover work as Max Smart great for fire fights but this is undercover, A sane S&R Droid who will actually try to do something but with the dysfunctional team who knows what happens also we have the token open Droid that is in love with the smuggler and will do whatever she thinks he wants. Lee Marvin had a better chance with the Dirty Dozen.
Mayyday 31st Jan 2014, 12:25 AM edit delete reply

I smell wacky a sitcoooooom....
velvetsanity 31st Jan 2014, 12:27 AM edit delete reply

"A handful of people on a leaky boat are gonna save the world..." "Exactly."
Dragonrider 31st Jan 2014, 12:27 AM edit delete reply

While on a three hour cruise
Mayyday 31st Jan 2014, 12:54 AM edit delete reply

+1 Internet for Mortal Kombat references.
velvetsanity 31st Jan 2014, 10:49 AM edit delete reply

yay! I got an internet! hope it works better than my current provider... :P
Stormwind13 31st Jan 2014, 8:04 PM edit delete reply

Here you go velvet, A handful of people...
Centcomm 31st Jan 2014, 12:41 AM edit delete reply

I really liked the way you summed that up :D ( we really have a strange cast dont we )
Dragonrider 31st Jan 2014, 12:50 AM edit delete reply

As I said I live to serve. Also just trying to retain my title as Emperor of Snark.
velvetsanity 31st Jan 2014, 10:49 AM edit delete reply

You're not trying to compete with Rose, I hope LOL
Tokyo Rose 31st Jan 2014, 6:40 AM edit delete reply

They're just . . . eccentric, that's all . . .
Mister Black 31st Jan 2014, 6:58 AM edit delete reply

Believe it or not, I not only agree with your analysis of our Happy Band (tm), I'm counting on it. What do you think the Independent Trader (tm) is going to be doing while the Military Muscle (tm), the Insane S&R Droid (tm), the Sane S&R Droid (tm) and the prima donna cyberneticist (tm) create megaton-range fireworks? It's not like I haven't smuggl...errr...SHIPPED things out of Nova Roma before, with a lot less to keep Interested Parties (tm) looking the other way.
Dragonrider 31st Jan 2014, 11:36 AM edit delete reply

Why thankee muchly kind sir, However I don't have much confidence in your ability to sneak something out that loudly ain't gonna leave unless she has her friend with her.
Tokyo Rose 31st Jan 2014, 8:21 PM edit delete reply

You may be assuming that Lynn will be (a) conscious and/or (b) able to make any noise at the time. Lynn's not Mr. Black's pweshus darling widdle girl. He's not above knocking her noisy ass out or duct-taping her mouth shut before stuffing her into a crate labeled "Scythe Lizard Excreta Samples". :D
Mister Black 1st Feb 2014, 1:07 AM edit delete reply

Duct tape is *so* old fashioned.
Stormwind13 1st Feb 2014, 10:57 AM edit delete reply

But effective nonetheless, Mr. Black. :-D
Centcomm 31st Jan 2014, 12:34 PM edit delete reply

wait .. Kali and Marcus??
Sheela 31st Jan 2014, 1:08 PM edit delete reply

Yessh, they are the new pair to ship ... to Africa.

As for the motley crew, they are the perfect group to make a distraction with, while Mr. Black smuggles Acantha & Lynn out of Nova Roma.

It may look like an odd group at first, but it's not that stupid, and it has a lot of capability in it. I mean, imagine TeeDee and Marcus fighting together for a common goal, instead of fighting one another ?

That oughta be quite a show.
Meanwhile they have Ada to keep their butts clear, Mr. Black to sneak around while they make the distraction and Dr Silver and her drones to take advantage of whatever targets of opportunity might appear. (something, I suspect she might actually be very good at, dunno why, she just seem the type that is smart enough for that.)
highlander55 31st Jan 2014, 8:23 PM edit delete reply
Lee Marvin more as Kid Sheelen.
Marcus Ramesy 1st Feb 2014, 1:42 AM edit delete reply

contrary to popular belief, the fight in the bar is the first time Tee Dee and I have ever been in a brawl like that, we have spared, and trained in the gym, but that was the first time we went toe to toe on that level..
highlander55 1st Feb 2014, 10:12 PM edit delete reply

More like toe to nuts.
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2014, 10:22 AM edit delete reply

owww glances at the wince from marcus .. good thing he wears a protective cup >_<
Dragonrider 31st Jan 2014, 12:36 AM edit delete reply

I think or best hope here is Calli calls Breaker and has him call in the boys in the band, calls Dolly and tells her back-up is on the way, she breaks out her old leathers, gets her guns, she Mira,and Krystal form a team. She has Evil-1 detach to Reaper Droids and Vinnie to her, and heads to Joleet. Dolly has an APC with body armor stashed there. By then Krystal should know where Lynn is they go in fix Aeneaus get Lynn and Acantha the H out of there call Douchie-poo and explain how things work while Aeneas cuts all support Douchie-Poo has.

But then no one in the creative team ask my opinion....Dammit!!!!
Centcomm 31st Jan 2014, 12:41 AM edit delete reply

things that make you go Hmmmm.... :D
DeathBuhda 31st Jan 2014, 1:49 AM edit delete reply

but that would be to simple
Sheela 31st Jan 2014, 1:11 PM edit delete reply

But .. that's already the plan!

Marcus's band is the reinforcements, Kyle is the repairman, and Dolly and Ceci grab Lynn and run like hell!

Meanwhile, as Kyle repairs Aeneas, he probably have a thing or two he wants to talk with Prince Douchebag about.
highlander55 1st Feb 2014, 10:15 PM edit delete reply

If the Taylor's are Cent Comm's key, who is or was Aeneas's back in the day? And who/where are they?
velvetsanity 2nd Feb 2014, 9:37 AM edit delete reply

I think that was Acantha and Douchebag's family, Highlander.
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2014, 10:23 AM edit delete reply

I honestly can say that it was "NOT" the Livus family .. :P sorry ...
velvetsanity 2nd Feb 2014, 9:49 PM edit delete reply

Ahh, ok...I'm guessing there were no survivors of the relevant family after the coup...
Rashala 31st Jan 2014, 1:03 AM edit delete reply

NEXT FRAME PREDICTION!!!


*CAllin pulsl CEnty close* Excuse us a moment *they step out of frame then loud scuffle Screamign sounds of calli issueing a command about pain receptors Lock on level 10 and Vigorious Paddeling .sounds* They walk out two frames later Mira and the others all exchanging worried looks between those frames annnnnd Centy walking funny Calli says* Right...let me show you upstairs miss to thank you for your help.
Tokyo Rose 31st Jan 2014, 6:34 AM edit delete reply

Does it ruin your happy thought too much to know that dolls have only a rudimentary DAS with no "pain" analogue as such?...
Stormwind13 31st Jan 2014, 6:53 AM edit delete reply

Well we know that CentComm can 'feel' pain, which would serve Dragonrider's purpose I think. :-D
Dragonrider 31st Jan 2014, 5:05 PM edit delete reply

Then why did the Evil-1 doll ask Dolly not to hit her again because it did hurt so much?
Tokyo Rose 2nd Feb 2014, 10:01 AM edit delete reply

This doll's not exactly a combat model, but it's closer than the first doll we saw her walking around in. Also, Cent has a pile of "interaction protocols" that she tends to follow when she's trying to act human-ish, and "that caused physical discomfort, please don't do it again" is an acceptable Class 1 response to getting a non-damaging pop in the face. :D
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2014, 10:29 AM edit delete reply

Agree's with Rose here.. also note that "Dolls" dont bruse .. or bleed.. pain is a variant between 1 to 20 that causes some visual interactions and are designed to keep the doll undamaged ESP if it is running on the simple positronic core. ( and cent isnt paying attention ) this piticular doll.. ( Doll 03 MK 22 revision 38B ) is in responce to Teedee "SHOOTING" her other doll in the face. so she redesigned to try and make it more 'acceptable' ( better facial interaction more body sublaunguage - ARMORED skeleton and skull and a intrical deflector screen to shield it from laser fire. ) and no it is NOT a combat model .. its just the way Cent thinks.
Sheela 2nd Feb 2014, 8:02 PM edit delete reply

LOL

Do you realize what you just did Centcomm ?
You're trying to "TeeDee proof" your dolls. XD
Stormwind13 2nd Feb 2014, 9:27 PM edit delete reply

And that Sheela will lead to TeeDee getting a BIGGER gun! :-D
velvetsanity 31st Jan 2014, 10:52 AM edit delete reply

My next frame prediction: Rash appears out of nowhere, blinks, goes "OMG!!!! Must save Ceci!" and runs off-camera ROFL
Rashala 31st Jan 2014, 11:01 PM edit delete reply

OKay 3 things here

1: I honestly was unaware of that Thank you Rose for the information, but I am sure Calli would find a way around that limitation..

2 Stormwind I AM NOT DRAGONRIDER!@#@!#!@##$$!@#

3. Give me some credit Velvet I know that doll is not ceci And I would not use OMG I would say the words....THen leap in a death mech and fly off to save the real Ceci. Give me SOME credit here!!1
velvetsanity 1st Feb 2014, 2:30 AM edit delete reply

First, I was typing lazy, I would say the words too. Second, I know you'd go to save the real Ceci, hence running off camera. Notice I didn't say you'd grab the doll or anything silly like that :P
Stormwind13 1st Feb 2014, 11:10 AM edit delete reply

Sorry Rash. I know you and Dragonrider aren't the same. Frequently on opposite ends of 'discussions'.

I got cross-eyed or something. Your icon and Dragonrider's have similar colors, and I think that confused me. Again, sorry for making the mistake.
cattservant 31st Jan 2014, 1:26 AM edit delete reply

CentComm-3 is obscuring the situation with the 'Truth' and 'Angels'.
Has no one else noticed that we haven't actually heard Dolly's message? Just Mira's description of the situation?
Dragonrider 31st Jan 2014, 2:20 AM edit delete reply

Oh the message will be delivered in private, immediately before Helios Tower achieves LEO (Low Earth Orbit). It will also be jettisoning purple haired androids and dolls.
velvetsanity 31st Jan 2014, 10:53 AM edit delete reply

Uhh...don't you mean pink-haired?
Dragonrider 31st Jan 2014, 11:33 AM edit delete reply

No her hair started out as bubble-gum but changed to purple these last few pages.
Centcomm 31st Jan 2014, 12:00 PM edit delete reply

I think thats the lighting as i really didnt change anything >_<
velvetsanity 31st Jan 2014, 1:12 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, it looks to me like it's a lighting effect
Sheela 31st Jan 2014, 1:42 PM edit delete reply

Hrmm .. a flying Helios Tower ?

Iiiinteresting!



Calliope : So, you sabotaged their vehicle, and now Lynn has to stay in New Rome even longer?
Centcomm : Yes, but we don't have any other options.
Calliope : Could have given them a stronger vehicle ?
Centcomm : No vehicle we own could make up for the power parity between New Rome and one. single. vehicle!
Calliope : Oh, I disagree.
Calliope : Tower Matrix, Command - execute 'Starlight', target : New Rome, time frame : Right now.
Tower Matrix : Affirmative.
Centcomm : What are you doing ?
Calliope : I'm tired of this Centcomm, I'm tired of sitting around.
Calliope : I am one of the best nano weapon designers of this century, I know how to change power parities.
Calliope : When I made Lynn's bracelet, I realized I could increase the density of the metal with nanobots.
Calliope : That means that I could also add more nanobots to the metal, creating a stronger nanoblade projection.
Calliope : Ofcourse, for civilian use, I was limited, but it let me make it more elegant.
Calliope : But with the tower, I had no such limitations!
Calliope : So I made a few .. modifications, to the tower.
*a deep humming sound starts to perpetrate the tower*
Centcomm : What have you done Calli ?
*as the humm intencifies, the tower starts to shake*
Calliope : Isn't it obvious ?
*Centcomm switches to an outside camera from a nearby building and looks on*
*the ground around the base of the tower is breaking up*
*a golden light seeps out of the cracks from underneath the ground*
*soon it's obvious, the tower is lifting ever so slowly*

Centcomm : Calli, are you MAD ?
Centcomm : This is a tower, not a combat drone, one hit by a missile and it'll break in half!
Calliope : Not this tower!
Calliope : When I modified the tower, I got my hands on four stardrive generators from a Titan class cruiser.
Calliope : I then had them installed so one would power the sublight anti-grav engines from a heavy duty lift ship.
Calliope : Another powers the 17 blue light Maser gatling cannons.
Calliope : The third powers 418 homebrewed nano-based barrier shields, that can be turned on and off individually, allowing the gattlings to shoot out trough the shield.
Calliope : And finally, the pierce-de-resistance ... one master class plasma beam weapon from a Crian Planetoid.
Centcomm : A WHAT ???
Calliope : You heard me.
Calliope : I have to admit, it *was* a challenge to fit a 115 meter long plasma weapon inside a small Tower like this.
Calliope : I even had to remove one of the elevators, but sacrifices in comfort were made for more power!
Centcomm : But ... but ...
Tower Matrix : Arriving at New Rome in 12 minutes 15 seconds.
Calliope : Now, do you think we can dispence with the formalities and just aim this great honking gun at someone who deserves it ?
Centcomm : Y-you're all MAD !
Calliope : That's what I told Fallon when he came up with the idea originally, offcourse, I didn't know how to build it back then.
Calliope : Ahhh, how time flies.
Calliope : And towers.
Calliope : Towers flies too.
Centcomm : what did I do to deserve masters like these?
Centcomm : Well, at least now I know why you never asked for access to my old weapons cache.
Calliope : Yeah, I really don't need them.
velvetsanity 31st Jan 2014, 4:08 PM edit delete reply

ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!
Dragonrider 31st Jan 2014, 5:15 PM edit delete reply

*Awards Sheela 15 cases Gourmet Lollipops, her choice of flavors, The Order of The Flying Skyscraper with Crossed Window Washers and two tickets to Mira and Vinnies Wedding.*
Stormwind13 31st Jan 2014, 7:59 PM edit delete reply

Wow Sheela. Great thought there. And it would be pretty funny to see. :-D Sadly though, I think that would end the comic sooner than planned, so it probably won't happen.

I would LOVE to see it though. The poor doll would start walking into walls pretty quick though, once the tower got out of range of the Sel-Cast relays. That would be ONE way of shutting up CentComm. :-D
mjkj 31st Jan 2014, 8:01 PM edit delete reply

*lol* really great, Sheela :D <3 love it!
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2014, 10:32 AM edit delete reply

wow thats a .. really cool one Sheela .. BHUGS ! ( the story )
Sheela 2nd Feb 2014, 8:12 PM edit delete reply

*Aeneas looks on in confusion*
Aeneas : Bee-hugs ? With real bee's in it?
Aeneas : That sounds most uncomfortable.
Aeneas : Could we give one to Prince Decimus?
Stormwind13 31st Jan 2014, 8:07 PM edit delete reply

Under this light, it does look more purple than pink to me. But subdued lights can do that to colors. :-)
Tokyo Rose 31st Jan 2014, 6:03 PM edit delete reply

Mira was told not to give the message to anyone but Calliope Taylor. She's not about to blurt it out right in front of Cent-Comm and Krystal. :D
Sheela 31st Jan 2014, 6:53 PM edit delete reply

Oooohh ... gourmet lollipops. :D
Don B. 1st Feb 2014, 12:54 AM edit delete reply
Sheela: On the one hand, that would be pretty awesome. A flying tower with a 115 meter plasma cannon? What's not to like. On the other hand, I'm pretty sure that kinda thing would make me throw up my hands, say "WTF!!?" and quit reading as it would signal that the shark has been well and truly jumped. I mean, how the hell would you follow that? Besides, all this future tech is interesting and pretty well thought out, but what keeps me coming back to Data Chasers is the characters with CentComm and Rose's ability to make us care about or hate them. Pretty strongly in some cases.
Rashala 1st Feb 2014, 1:13 AM edit delete reply

*Teedee Looks out the viewport and see it........ANd drops to her knees everyone looking at her as cartoon hearts shoot from her eyes and she says with REAL feeling*....I THINK I AM IN LOVE..... *then shoots out of the shup and hugs the Giant Plasma cannon tower ship thing rubbing aginst it a HUGE grin on her face*
velvetsanity 1st Feb 2014, 2:33 AM edit delete reply

Don, you have to admit, though, it'd make a great omake page :D (if you don't know what an omake is, think blooper/gag reel or outtakes)
Sheela 2nd Feb 2014, 12:45 PM edit delete reply

@Don B. >

Well don't you worry, it's just some silly, NON-CANON, fanfiction. And it would be easy to top as well.
And as for jumping the shark, it'd be more like shooting the sea the shark lives in and then landing on top of the shark .. repeatedly. :D
Don B. 2nd Feb 2014, 9:18 PM edit delete reply
I actually like your silly, non-canon fiction Sheela. I find it very entertaining and creative.
cattservant 31st Jan 2014, 1:38 AM edit delete reply

Krystal is being very skilled at being invisible in plain sight!

[In the last panel;
Either something metallic is coming out of Mira's nose, or Krystal suddenly has has a suspicious object in her right hand.]

(Edit: Or it could be her Info Tablet.
Never mind!)
Vivocateur 31st Jan 2014, 2:18 AM edit delete reply

You want to be on your guard against those sinusrifles Cat: one almost never sneez them coming.
cattservant 31st Jan 2014, 4:39 AM edit delete reply

They certainly are nothing to sniff at!
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2014, 10:33 AM edit delete reply

LOL the thing in Krystals hand is her tablet.
Stormwind13 31st Jan 2014, 6:49 AM edit delete reply

Mouth closed, eyes and ears open, Cat. Works wonders in keeping one from being as noticed. Especially when there is 'DRAMA' for everyone to focus on.
XRzer04 31st Jan 2014, 2:52 AM edit delete reply

The best way to craft a really convincing lie is to spin it around a good solid grain of truth...
cattservant 31st Jan 2014, 9:24 AM edit delete reply

Or make it so big
You can't fined the referents!
Draginbeard 31st Jan 2014, 3:17 AM edit delete reply

....if Centcomm is working the same mission using different assets, why not include Dolly instead of tripping her up? Nothing short of a second apocalypse is going to stop Dolly, Centcomm should know this...
Dragonrider 31st Jan 2014, 3:29 AM edit delete reply

All Evil-1 is interested in is the type-5 android body, she told Her"hand picked team" that Dolly was more important than Lynn be sure Dolly got back.
Aetrun 31st Jan 2014, 6:02 AM edit delete reply
This makes me think-was the descendant of Helios thing strictly biological, or in the event that something makes that impossible (such as stated issues with reproduction) could an adopted family member be designated? If so, could Dolly count? They already consider her family and now Calli has created a body for her that is to all appearances human (well mostly...) Could Calli actually designate her as heir if something were to happen to Lynn- and as Dolly is a more logical creature would she not be more readily managed by Cent than us unpredictable humans?

I know this is highly unlikely, but I find it an intriguing thought nonetheless.
Tokyo Rose 31st Jan 2014, 6:39 AM edit delete reply

Strictly biological. No Helios DNA, no go. Dolly's not eligible. (No, Calli did NOT add any Helios DNA into the bio-cultures producing Dolly's Mark-5.)

Sorry >.>
Stormwind13 31st Jan 2014, 6:55 AM edit delete reply

Pity about that Rose. That would have been SOOOO much fun. :-D

And then Dolly really WOULD have been part of the family (even more than she already is). :-)
mjkj 31st Jan 2014, 8:04 PM edit delete reply

What not is yet still can be achieved...
highlander55 31st Jan 2014, 9:34 PM edit delete reply

Now if Lynn's egg found it's way inside Dolly. Hmm? would that count as Family?
Aetrun 1st Feb 2014, 10:37 AM edit delete reply
Rose, since you mention the bio-cultures, does that mean they could do that if they wanted, or were you just politely saying "Don't even think about it guys!"?
If they could do it, could Cent have an android body made with said cultures that she controled? Just idle wondering at this point.
Tokyo Rose 2nd Feb 2014, 9:51 AM edit delete reply

I'm politely saying "don't even think about it, guys". :)
Stormwind13 5th Feb 2014, 7:16 PM edit delete reply

I fear the world is going to end, Rose being... POLITE?!? O_o
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2014, 10:17 AM edit delete reply

At Draginbeard -- Because Cent would rather not lose both Dolly and Lynn if she can help it...
mjkj 31st Jan 2014, 5:57 AM edit delete reply

Well, CentComm comes clear - and that actually makes sense...

See how Krystal is interested and listening in?

I wonder when the topic comes to Dolly being an android - which Mira does not know...

...and Ceci being a black angel is confirmed :D - so there is an independent black angel on the run - new rome, beware!

*hugs Mira and Krystal*
Stormwind13 31st Jan 2014, 6:58 AM edit delete reply

I would be surprised if that was discussed in an unsecured hallway. I mean, that is a pretty big 'secret'. :-) Guess we will wait and see.
mjkj 31st Jan 2014, 7:52 AM edit delete reply

What I meant was an accidental slip...
cattservant 31st Jan 2014, 9:16 AM edit delete reply

I was kind of wondering about that too.
But I think CentComm-3 shut the blast doors when she took the 'safety off' of her enforcers, so all this is taking place 'inside' out of sight of prying eyes.
I'm still wondering why Krystal is included in the discussion?
Maybe our fearless leaders will remember to enlighten us.
Dragonrider 31st Jan 2014, 5:19 PM edit delete reply

Cat, question, Did Evil-1 shut the blast doors OR did Calli activate Sunstone?
Tokyo Rose 31st Jan 2014, 6:06 PM edit delete reply

"Sunstone" has not been activated.
Dragonrider 31st Jan 2014, 8:12 PM edit delete reply

Thank You
Centcomm 31st Jan 2014, 12:02 PM edit delete reply

yes but calli already knows about dolly being a andriod sooo no reason to say anything..
Stormwind13 2nd Feb 2014, 11:41 PM edit delete reply

The only one that MIGHT bring it up is Mira, if she thinks something is... 'off' about Dolly. As it seems that Dolly had people pretty much fooled though, I kind of doubt it.
antrik 10th Oct 2016, 7:38 AM edit delete reply
Since Mira used Dolly's full designation to identify, my understanding was that Mira is in the know about Dolly being an android...
KarToon12 31st Jan 2014, 12:40 PM edit delete reply

And on the next page, Calliope gives CentComm the Vulcan nerve pinch. XD
Dragonrider 31st Jan 2014, 5:18 PM edit delete reply

No, I think it's refereed to as "The Taylor Ass Kicking."
Stormwind13 31st Jan 2014, 7:51 PM edit delete reply

Sadly KarToon, in this wonderland 'Alice' is probably still immune to the Vulcan nerve pinch. :-D
Centcomm 1st Feb 2014, 8:30 PM edit delete reply

heheh that would be funny though..
Stormwind13 31st Jan 2014, 8:09 PM edit delete reply

GAH. They reset the vote count already! VOTE people!!! (6564th place =O)

(Alright, I have NO idea what is going on... it is jumping all over the place)
Highlander55 31st Jan 2014, 8:39 PM edit delete reply
Yeah!! Just voted and was 6 and now it is 2! YEssss!
Stormwind13 31st Jan 2014, 8:42 PM edit delete reply

At 6:40 CST, Data Chasers - 2, Luna Star 3 and Sword & Staff - 6!!! :-D I wonder what Marcus owes CentComm for THAT, last day of the month Marcus!!! :-D

Oh and I have screen shots!!! :-D
Stormwind13 31st Jan 2014, 9:00 PM edit delete reply

At 6:58, Data Chasers - 2, Luna Star 3 and Staff and Sword - 5. You guys have all 3 of your comics in the top 5, last day of the month. :-D
Sheela 31st Jan 2014, 11:20 PM edit delete reply

Well that's interesting, it's currently ranked 4th, I wonder how long that'll last ?

What was it we needed it to be at for Marcus to go on a date with Dr. Silver again ?
Stormwind13 31st Jan 2014, 11:48 PM edit delete reply

Inside 5th, I think. 1 hour 12 minutes to go. :-D
Sheela 1st Feb 2014, 12:19 AM edit delete reply

Heh, awesome ... still ranked 4th. :)
mjkj 1st Feb 2014, 4:21 AM edit delete reply

Sorry, Storm, that is the first day - voting server runs on UTC...
Stormwind13 1st Feb 2014, 11:49 AM edit delete reply

I think the bet was if we were in the top 5 on the last day of the month, mjkj. It is still the 31st in the Eastern time zone (where Marcus is). So despite TWC's action, it FULFILLS the bets' conditions. :-D
mjkj 1st Feb 2014, 3:47 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, I think technically speaking it does :p

I hope we get to see pictures...
highlander55 31st Jan 2014, 9:36 PM edit delete reply

Crap! Now back to 3 and Luna Star now 4 at 8:36 PM ET
Dragonrider 31st Jan 2014, 9:43 PM edit delete reply

When I voted 90 minutes ago it was 32 wonder how long this will hold.
Alexander the So So 31st Jan 2014, 11:44 PM edit delete reply
The next comic link is broken! It just keeps reloading the same... does that comment say 2014... did I... did I catch up? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Stormwind13 31st Jan 2014, 11:47 PM edit delete reply

Welcome to the present... Now you get to wait with the rest of us and comment to the creators (CentComm and Rose). :-)
cattservant 1st Feb 2014, 1:17 AM edit delete reply

The Authartistor & The Artauthorist!
They always know just what we missed.
Dragonrider 1st Feb 2014, 11:52 AM edit delete reply

Welcome to Frustration Alley, Tease and Denial leave us hanging, Instead of Datachasers this should be called Cliffhangers INC.
cattservant 2nd Feb 2014, 1:06 PM edit delete reply

Precipice Participators Inc.?
mjkj 1st Feb 2014, 3:49 PM edit delete reply

Oh, no, I think you are right - it is broken... O.O
Centcomm 1st Feb 2014, 8:30 PM edit delete reply

Awwww it will be fixed sunday :D
cattservant 1st Feb 2014, 1:06 AM edit delete reply

4.
4?
4!
mjkj 1st Feb 2014, 4:18 AM edit delete reply

Wow, we realy did it this time...

Though we dropped to 6 now...
highlander55 1st Feb 2014, 2:42 PM edit delete reply

I shared the FB page. And it looks promising.
Centcomm 1st Feb 2014, 8:30 PM edit delete reply

thank you ! it will have extra art and all kinds of goodies :D
mjkj 1st Feb 2014, 4:03 PM edit delete reply

rank 13 now
Centcomm 1st Feb 2014, 8:30 PM edit delete reply

oooh 13 bad luck!
Stormwind13 1st Feb 2014, 9:10 PM edit delete reply

But a pretty good rank. :-)
Centcomm 1st Feb 2014, 10:01 PM edit delete reply

so very true... :D
Dragonrider 1st Feb 2014, 9:15 PM edit delete reply

At noon EST it was 14. Right now Luna Star is 14.
Sheela 2nd Feb 2014, 12:54 PM edit delete reply

Aw, all the way down to 15 ... still, compaired to where it was ranked just half a year ago, it's definately gone up.

Last month had it ending in mid-twenties, right ?
Centcomm 2nd Feb 2014, 12:58 PM edit delete reply

Yep we have really come a long way in rankings .. we just need more people to vote constantly ..
Dragonrider 2nd Feb 2014, 3:26 PM edit delete reply

In the Author Notes put something like this each time.
VOTE, OR TOKYO ROSE, DOUCHEBAG, AND KALI WILL VISIT YOU
Sheela 2nd Feb 2014, 8:15 PM edit delete reply

Aww .. but I kinda *want* Rose to visit meee! :(
*sniff*

But Douchebag can go jump in a volcano, and Kali can help him do it. >:)
velvetsanity 2nd Feb 2014, 9:56 PM edit delete reply

Hey, if Rose has a truck, she's more than welcome to visit me. Especially if there is storage space the size of, say, a medium to large walk-in closet available. I'm hoping to be moving in the next few months, possibly to that area.
Rashala 2nd Feb 2014, 10:50 PM edit delete reply

I'd not mind Rose or Kali visiting Kali we could play chess, discuss ideas for Methiods to deal with situations quietly and precisely. Rose Well We could go out play some Jokes, catch a comedian RIg up centy's New doll to belch and fart on command.


As for D-bag....Meh would just lokc him in a room with a full length mirror and let him dealw ith himself
Dragonrider 2nd Feb 2014, 11:40 PM edit delete reply

Kali only plays chess using live bodies as opponents pieces and she plays all positions using a Mark II Cellular Disruptor to remove captured pieces.
velvetsanity 2nd Feb 2014, 11:56 PM edit delete reply

I highly doubt she'd be so wasteful of resources, Dragonrider...
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