Comic 1013 - Four of Staves Upright..

6th May 2014, 9:00 PM
Four of Staves Upright..
Average Rating: 4.94 (16 votes)

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Centcomm 6th May 2014, 9:00 PM edit delete
Enjoy ! don't forget you can support your local Artist ! She really appreciates it !!

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Rashala 6th May 2014, 10:13 PM edit delete reply

Just a dislocated JAw...Darn...that heals fast. Why couldn't he have broken it So they have to wire his trap SHUT
Centcomm 6th May 2014, 10:15 PM edit delete reply

Did you notice the rest of the laundry list :D
Sheela 7th May 2014, 8:41 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, but with a broken jaw, you literally get to sew the mouth shut. :D
Centcomm 7th May 2014, 11:03 AM edit delete reply

yeah Dislocated is easy to fix..
Stormwind13 7th May 2014, 1:34 PM edit delete reply

But still incredibly painful. Which is a good thing, as he does indeed deserve some pain.
plymayer 6th May 2014, 10:20 PM edit delete reply

He had it coming.
Centcomm 7th May 2014, 11:04 AM edit delete reply

yeah he did .. in spades :D
Genejoke 6th May 2014, 10:34 PM edit delete reply

he'll get over it.
Centcomm 7th May 2014, 11:04 AM edit delete reply

Sadly .. yes >_<
Sheela 8th May 2014, 3:47 PM edit delete reply

Great, that makes it repeatable. :D
mjkj 6th May 2014, 11:04 PM edit delete reply

Oh, Acantha really *loves* her brother at the moment ... :)

...and Lynn is only worried about being in trouble ... yeah she deserves that medal...!!!

Local Artist? Where would I find someone like this? 2000 miles is not local anymore, is it? :D *hugs*

Centcomm 7th May 2014, 11:06 AM edit delete reply

hehe no love lost there.. but I think we can forgive her being a bit testy

Hehe a medal for Lynn I think she will settle for being alive :D

yeah 2000 miles is local GAH!
Stormwind13 7th May 2014, 1:37 PM edit delete reply

Well mjkj, on a PLANETARY scale, 2000 miles is neighbors. On a Galactic scale, it is living in the same apartment or house! :-D
Tokyo Rose 7th May 2014, 2:29 PM edit delete reply

On a galactic scale, 2000 miles is living in each other's earhole. As Mister Black sometimes notes: "Space am big." :D
Stormwind13 7th May 2014, 3:12 PM edit delete reply

Okay granted, Rose. I just didn't want to make it TOO graphic. :-D Yeah, space DEFINES big. :-D
Guest 7th May 2014, 5:15 AM edit delete reply
AH a cold winters day, how the sounds of brotherly love from a sister warms the cockles of my heart. Whatever the hell they are.DR here incognito.
Centcomm 7th May 2014, 11:06 AM edit delete reply

Hiya ! DR! Ya know.. I have no idea what the hell a "Cockles is - not sure I want to eather >_<
Tokyo Rose 7th May 2014, 2:34 PM edit delete reply

As soon as I was old enough to understand what cardiac valves were, I figured they must be the "cockles". The fact that another type of valve is called a "stopcock" enhanced this impression for me.

A quick Google search indicates that even professional etymologists have trouble figuring out where this one came from, so my guess is probably at least as accurate as any other. :)
Dragonrider 7th May 2014, 3:03 PM edit delete reply

OK so they warm the valves of my heart. A little more research comes up with this;
Parsons Bottled Pickled Shellfish

Parsons as a company have been producing Bottled Pickled Cockles and Mussels for over 50 years with a very high reputation for these particular products and the company also has the distinction of being the only British manufacturer of these shellfish products.

Both Cockles and Mussels are available in three different jar sizes, 155g, 280g and the 2.25lt catering size. The 155g size is widely sold through the snack trade and is easily recognised by the use of a unique proprietary moulded glass jar. This size and the larger 280g jar is also available through the supermarket and grocery trade alike.

Both 155g and 280g sizes are available in cases of 12 jars in a shrinkwrapped tray, and the 2.25lt in a shrinkwrapped case of 4.

I still don't know what it is but don't think warm pickled cockles belong in anyone's heart. And if anyones really interested here's the URL.
Stormwind13 7th May 2014, 3:15 PM edit delete reply

Cockles are a clam. :-D

And there are some theories where the saying might have originated.
Dragonrider 7th May 2014, 5:34 PM edit delete reply

Other things have been called clams but we ain't gonna go there. But according to the post from Stormwind Wikipedia has the following, "The common English phrase "it warms the cockles of my heart", is used to mean that a feeling of deep-seated contentment has been generated.
Differing derivations of this phrase have been proposed, either directly from the perceived heart-shape of a cockleshell, or indirectly (the scientific name for the type genus of the family is Cardium, from the Latin for heart), or from the Latin diminutive of the word heart, corculum. Another proposed derivation is from the Latin for the ventricles of the heart, cochleae cordis, where the second word is an inflected form of cor, heart, while cochlea is the Latin for snail."

Now we all know more about the damm shellfish that we wanted.
Centcomm 7th May 2014, 6:38 PM edit delete reply

LOL thats awesome Dragon Rider :D
Sheela 8th May 2014, 3:26 PM edit delete reply

Well, to be fair, wether you "warm the cockles of the heart" of if you "warm the clam of the crotch", I'm fairly certain you will end up with a feeling of deep-deated contendment in both cases.

VanEzzania 7th May 2014, 5:58 AM edit delete reply

That disk thing behind Lynn's head in the second panel kinda looks like a halo and reminds of old Byzantium art.
Centcomm 7th May 2014, 11:07 AM edit delete reply

wow - that was scary cool I did not plan that at all - awesome !
cattservant 7th May 2014, 7:58 AM edit delete reply

Lynn is being a good diplomat for New Troy.

[The squirrels ate my internet for 3 days. Little fuzzy tailed rats!]
Sheela 7th May 2014, 8:44 AM edit delete reply

Aye, the sheer raw levels of "I'm innocent" she's radiating in that last panel are almost strong enough to melt butter !

Certainly, it would melt the heart of any coldhearted diplomat any day of the week.
Centcomm 7th May 2014, 11:08 AM edit delete reply

hehe yeah thats her I DIDNT do it face :D
Stormwind13 7th May 2014, 1:40 PM edit delete reply

Except by definition Sheela... The worst of the diplomats have NO heart to melt. :-p
Centcomm 7th May 2014, 11:07 AM edit delete reply

hehe is she? ( and Booooo on rats )
Stormwind13 7th May 2014, 1:39 PM edit delete reply

Wondered if the cats had revolted and taken care of you once and for all. Guess not. The rat brigade had a go at it instead. :-) Something is wrong here, you have cats and squirrels are messing with you? Need to get a better brand of cat! :-D
cattservant 7th May 2014, 4:06 PM edit delete reply

I'm running a gericatric ward at the moment. Or a kitty hospice!

I'm dreaming of new kittens, but this time there is a 'moral dilemma' involved.
There's a very real chance they would live longer than me!
Stormwind13 7th May 2014, 6:34 PM edit delete reply

Don't think of it that way, Cat. Think of it as staying young with the infusion of youth. :-)
cattservant 7th May 2014, 7:13 PM edit delete reply

Old gray cattservant,
sinister kitty vampire...
KarToon12 7th May 2014, 11:07 AM edit delete reply

Wow; Lynn really kicked his butt. :D
Centcomm 7th May 2014, 11:09 AM edit delete reply

Lynn is only responsible for the scalp laceration..

Maxus gave him all the rest of the injury's :D
Stormwind13 7th May 2014, 1:40 PM edit delete reply

Well that means it was Acantha's fault. Maxus got angry over what had (nearly) been done to her after all. :-D
Imateria 7th May 2014, 1:59 PM edit delete reply

OK, I've just spent the last 4 days going through this and Luna Star. I can't believe how good the writing is on this, it's brilliant.
Stormwind13 7th May 2014, 3:19 PM edit delete reply

Yay, new reader. Welcome. :-)

We are Mostly Harmless... Watch out for Sheela though. She nibbles on toes. :-)
cattservant 7th May 2014, 4:10 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, welcome to the Mutha Load!
Centcomm 7th May 2014, 6:40 PM edit delete reply

Awesome - I am so glad you are liking it - the readers here love to chat about and so far things are going well .. :D think of it as a storta a IM by comment thing LOL :D
Imateria 8th May 2014, 11:09 AM edit delete reply

Thanks guys, I'm having as much fun reading the comments as the comic!
Sheela 8th May 2014, 3:33 PM edit delete reply

imageHarmlesss ... yessss...
Trussst ussssss ... . . . we jussst wantss your ssolesss !
Centcomm 8th May 2014, 6:08 PM edit delete reply

HAHAH that is a creepy pic - ive seen it before I think :D
Sheela 8th May 2014, 8:08 PM edit delete reply

I've used it before.
It just seemed fitting right now.
Centcomm 8th May 2014, 8:25 PM edit delete reply

Thats why it looks familiar :D
highlander55 7th May 2014, 6:39 PM edit delete reply

Cent, I still wait for Lynn's child to appear sometime in the future. I didn't forget about the egg. <there, I said it, it was driving me nuts thinking about what happened to it and who knew what it was capable of doing>
Centcomm 7th May 2014, 6:40 PM edit delete reply

hehe - perhaps .. :D
Sheela 8th May 2014, 3:43 PM edit delete reply

Ah, but who gets to be the father ?
After all, a lot of people stand to gain from this

- Decimus ? Definately something he'd do.
- Maybe Setorius "The Archpriest of the Church of Purity" ?
- Lets not forget Aeneas still have some local connections.
- Tokyo Rose usually have her nose where it doesn't belong as well.
- And lets not forget Centcomm, having her own Taylor baby could be useful for her.

So many possibilities !
highlander55 8th May 2014, 6:33 PM edit delete reply

@Sheela, Something tells me it is a player we haven't met and may be year or so before this plays out to that scene.
Centcomm 8th May 2014, 8:26 PM edit delete reply

hehe what a list to enjoy. :D I know im being a total tease on this but its kinda fun :D
Tokyo Rose 10th May 2014, 5:39 PM edit delete reply

I'm . . . honestly not sure why this is even on anyone's mind any more, or why Cent's going "tee hee" like a little silly tease.

During the relevant sequence, it's explicitly indicated that the auto-doc initiated the sampling process ("retrieving ovum sample 1 of 20"), and Julia overrode the auto-doc and canceled the process, which produced the response "ovum retrieval aborted".

(On top of that, while it's not directly stated in the comic, auto-docs have a self-cleaning procedure; body tissues or fluids that aren't sealed as samples are completely destroyed as part of said procedure.)

Let's be totally clear:


If we ever move the storyline far enough into the future to be showing any kids of Lynn's, they'll be her actual natural-born kids.
Sheela 10th May 2014, 6:03 PM edit delete reply

*pokes the Rose with a stick*

Tokyo Rose 10th May 2014, 6:27 PM edit delete reply

*screech, hiss, claw, bite off half of stick in one snap like an enraged alligator turtle*
Sheela 10th May 2014, 9:43 PM edit delete reply

A-an .. an alligator turtle ??

*squeels in delight and tries to put a leash on it*

... y'know .. for walkies 'n' stuff. :)
Tokyo Rose 11th May 2014, 5:55 AM edit delete reply

Jesus Christ, that thing must eat trucks.
Sheela 11th May 2014, 3:43 PM edit delete reply

Nah, it probably eats alligator babies.
Withno danger to itself. XD
Centcomm 11th May 2014, 9:17 AM edit delete reply

I will have nightmares now >_<
Tokyo Rose 11th May 2014, 3:37 PM edit delete reply

Hey, Cent! In the DC-verse, how about we agree those things survived and are big enough to eat scythe lizards? :D
Centcomm 11th May 2014, 6:08 PM edit delete reply

I am rather ok with this :D they can even keep the same name .. and they can be six feet long.. and about 2 tons of pissed off turtle .. Rawr

one of the scythe lizards few preditors :D
antrik 10th Oct 2016, 11:32 AM edit delete reply
So, let's do some anthropologic research here: is *this* the historical moment where Lynn's ova were first immortalised by invoking the Streisand Effect?... :-P
nekaz 10th May 2022, 7:00 PM edit delete reply

idk i guess there might eg something else going on under the surface but i feel liek they shoulda at least kept the android more on the prince's "side" even only on a technicallity otherwise this seems like he relly doesnt have much of a power base to throw around. idk maybe he has more supporters in other area liek the senate or something and they just havnent been shown
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