Comic 1018 - Fancy girl..

18th May 2014, 9:00 PM
Fancy girl..
Average Rating: 5 (15 votes)

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Centcomm 18th May 2014, 9:00 PM edit delete
This is before Acantha has been born.. :D
hope you enjoy this - we have had this script for over a year and a half :D
Tokyo Rose 19th May 2014, 3:17 PM edit delete
Tokyo Rose
I think we've actually had this planned for about three years. We've both been looking forward to it. :D
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jamie59 18th May 2014, 9:41 PM edit delete reply

She looks truely frightened.
Centcomm 18th May 2014, 11:06 PM edit delete reply

note the size of that guy????
MikeLinPA 19th May 2014, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
Is it all proportional? That could frighten anyone.
Centcomm 19th May 2014, 8:14 AM edit delete reply

well... ill just leave that to your imagination :D
Stormwind13 19th May 2014, 1:51 PM edit delete reply

If you knew nothing of the mountain you were being handed over to, wouldn't you be nervous too, jamie? I mean, look at the size difference between the two of them. He is at least a foot taller than she is, and twice as wide. And NONE of it seems to be fat.
Centcomm 19th May 2014, 2:58 PM edit delete reply

he is actually about a foot taller than most humans :D
Sheela 18th May 2014, 9:51 PM edit delete reply

Getting more than she bargained for.

.. well, more than her master bargained for, if we have to be precise.
Centcomm 18th May 2014, 11:07 PM edit delete reply

well... actually this is exactly what her "new" owner had planned.. - but wait.. theres a zinger :D
cattservant 18th May 2014, 11:54 PM edit delete reply

Super-sized Fate!
Centcomm 19th May 2014, 8:15 AM edit delete reply

yes indeed :D
Guest 19th May 2014, 12:25 AM edit delete reply
Okay, I admit it. I had to look up "Ludus".

Did you know It's a British punk rock band?
Centcomm 19th May 2014, 8:15 AM edit delete reply

I did not actually :D
Tokyo Rose 19th May 2014, 3:18 PM edit delete reply

Had no idea. :D
mjkj 19th May 2014, 3:21 AM edit delete reply

Wow, Irene had it rough...

So, that is how she and Maxus met - I hope she got a positive surprise (and I hope that is not how her spine got injured - or whatever it was that she needs the frame...)

I wonder what that auction sign says...

Centcomm 19th May 2014, 8:16 AM edit delete reply

as far as Max hurting her.. well - given his attitude about hurting women what do you think.. :D
mjkj 19th May 2014, 9:12 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, thought so :D

So, a positive surprise for Irene.

...and? What does the auction sign say? We can only see part of it, so too much is hidden to get the meaning...

PS: Acantha really looks good here. She is practically beaming. It really seems she enjoyed the sleepover...

Centcomm 19th May 2014, 2:59 PM edit delete reply

I made that up - Its mostly just gibberish
with some silly sayings and things :D

Im really pleased with the way that acantha came out - she does look really happy :D
mjkj 20th May 2014, 4:54 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, she does, Cent, she does. And Acantha definitely deserves it... *hugs her*

...and I am glad she has a friend now - and a "family" that cares for her...
Stormwind13 19th May 2014, 1:42 PM edit delete reply

I think Maxus would endure torture before he would knowingly harm a woman, especially a slave that had little say in the matter.

Now, what would (or did) Maxus do if faced with a female gladiator? :-) Would he want to treat her as a woman or as the warrior she wants to be? No matter how it came out, I would NOT want to be the 'master' that pushed that circumstance upon Maxus. I doubt he would forget and paybacks are a 'bitch'. :-)
Centcomm 19th May 2014, 3:00 PM edit delete reply

on the first part yes.

Second part.. it all depends on her.
Tokyo Rose 19th May 2014, 3:21 PM edit delete reply

A female gladiator would expect to be treated like a warrior, and certainly wouldn't hesitate to take advantage of any misplaced chivalry.

Maxus's protective impulse is less specifically directed towards women and more directed towards those weaker than he is, which admittedly covers a pretty damn wide range. :D
Stormwind13 19th May 2014, 3:42 PM edit delete reply

Somehow, that doesn't surprise me, Rose. Yeah, he is a guardian, a protector... not a murderous mass of muscles.

As for who he protects, Rose... There are HORSES that are weaker than Maxus is! Nevermind most of humanity. :-D So that umbrella of protection has a WIDE spread, I would say. :-D
VanEzzania 19th May 2014, 6:18 AM edit delete reply

I'm surprise that she can even walk anymore..... oh my God, I actually went there.
Centcomm 19th May 2014, 8:16 AM edit delete reply

you so did.. :D
Dragonrider 19th May 2014, 7:58 AM edit delete reply

Interesting backstory,
Centcomm 19th May 2014, 8:16 AM edit delete reply

I should hope so :D
Stormwind13 19th May 2014, 1:36 PM edit delete reply

We are breathlessly waiting for said back story. :-)

Don't be TOO long rolling out the back story, or we may expire from lack of breathing. :-D
Centcomm 19th May 2014, 3:01 PM edit delete reply

its a excellent little story .. trust me :D
Stormwind13 19th May 2014, 3:44 PM edit delete reply

Trust YOU?!? The EVIL one?!? Arrrgggggghhhh... We are SO doomed! :-D CentComm probably is going to open up with the story and then switch to another storyline to TORMENT us all! :-D
Rashala 20th May 2014, 12:47 AM edit delete reply

and this is diferent from normal centy how?
Stormwind13 20th May 2014, 2:58 AM edit delete reply

Point Rashala, definitely a point. :-D
Zimriel 2nd Mar 2016, 12:08 AM edit delete reply
Looks like a really BIG tale IYKWIM -
Rashala 19th May 2014, 2:14 PM edit delete reply

A former gladiator......

I am ....UNSUPRISED. The man knows hwo to HURT the human body wayyyy to well without killing to have just been a soldier
Centcomm 19th May 2014, 3:08 PM edit delete reply

well the fact he was a ex gladiator is on his cast entry :D
Rashala 19th May 2014, 6:55 PM edit delete reply

Part of the unsuprised

I do read the cast info
Centcomm 19th May 2014, 8:01 PM edit delete reply

Im glad - not sure who all does :D
KarToon12 19th May 2014, 7:47 PM edit delete reply

I really like the color change for the flashback. It looks even more dramatic than the ones in color.
Centcomm 19th May 2014, 8:02 PM edit delete reply

The color shift was actually Roses Idea. doing these in kinda a sepia - tin-type like almost it was very intresting shooting these and time consuming ;D
Im glad they came out so well :D
Tokyo Rose 20th May 2014, 2:45 AM edit delete reply

We went back and forth a little bit on the sepia tone. Primarily the shadows. Normal lighting casts shadows that are just too subtle in the sepia look--the first couple test shots looked kind of flat due to it. Finding the right lighting setup that could get good shadow contrast without going straight into "film noir" territory took a little while, but frankly, I'm afraid my writing seriously falls short compared to Cent's art on this sequence. It's just that damn good.
Stormwind13 20th May 2014, 3:05 AM edit delete reply

Well tell Rose, good idea. It does look good and convey that looking at a different time frame.

So thank you for making it look so good, CentComm. :-)
Pirtnac 19th May 2014, 11:58 PM edit delete reply
Irene: "It certainly did not pan out as I expected. Young Maxus had taken up yodeling as a hobby and had become obsessed with it. I mean continual practice. At all hours. The other gladiators were using it as an excuse to avoid meeting him in the arena, and his own Ludus was about to revolt. The owner needed someone to be his... captive audience. Honestly, he's amazing. I don't know why nobody else wants to hear him!"

(Lynn is at this point staring at Irene, mouth agape)

Acantha: "What's wrong, Lynn? Wait, what did you THINK I had the music cranked up last night for?"

I couldn't resist. That's been in my head since sunday night >.>
Stormwind13 20th May 2014, 3:06 AM edit delete reply

LOL Pirtnac. That is a different take on things. :-D
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