Comic 1055 - Rumor mill ...

5th Aug 2014, 9:00 PM
Rumor mill ...
Average Rating: 5 (16 votes)

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Centcomm 5th Aug 2014, 9:00 PM edit delete
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jamie59 5th Aug 2014, 9:07 PM edit delete reply

Ceci this is an old saying of mine. If I never see another snow flake for the rest of my life it'll be too soon.
Centcomm 5th Aug 2014, 9:52 PM edit delete reply

hehe well this is her first time seeing it :D
Sheela 6th Aug 2014, 2:12 AM edit delete reply

For me it's the other way around, I can't wait for more snow.

This summer heat is killing me.
Centcomm 6th Aug 2014, 7:38 AM edit delete reply

yeah its way hot here .. :P
Sheela 6th Aug 2014, 11:21 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, way too hot here as well .. In denmark .. y'know, it's only on the 55th north latitude, along with Quebec, alaska and british columbia .... I need to find something colder. :/
Stormwind13 6th Aug 2014, 1:58 PM edit delete reply

You need away from the ocean then, Sheela. Denmark is nowhere NEAR cold... Heck, Misery has gotten colder then the record for Denmark! :-D

You could try Prospect Creek, AK which had a -62 degrees C. It also gets about 333 cm of snow per year. :-D

If you like water and cold, plus snow. I would suggest Whittier, AK. It really doesn't get that cold, but as it is cloudy over 330 days per year if rarely gets even WARM. And they average about 630 cm of snow per year... plus about 5 METRES of rain.

It isn't much of a town, with as cloudy and grey as it is I found it depressing. In fact, it was the armpit of Alaska (in my opinion). But it is cool and snowy. :-D
Sheela 6th Aug 2014, 2:20 PM edit delete reply

It's not so much the low winter temps I'm looking so much for, as it is lower summer temps.

And inland places are even hotter in the summer, and even colder in the winter. So that would be counter productive.

I just need to go further .. north.
I've already been job prospecting in Norway, but sheesh, it's expensive to live there!

Also, Alaska is inhabited by far more mosqitoes than humans.
Stormwind13 6th Aug 2014, 3:39 PM edit delete reply

You should move to Whittier then. I mean, the yearly average is just over 7 degrees C (average high in July is about 17 degrees C). :-D And it is DAMP, since it is right on the water.
Sheela 7th Aug 2014, 10:49 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, but so is many coastal citires in Norway, and they don't get half as many mosquitoes.

The temperature does seem nice though.
Kitty 7th Aug 2014, 4:38 PM edit delete reply
Oh god, me too! Especially after this last winter!
plymayer 5th Aug 2014, 9:25 PM edit delete reply

Love the snow. Of course I don't have to drive in it or shovel it.

Older gear could be more secure if it isn't connected to anything.
Centcomm 5th Aug 2014, 9:53 PM edit delete reply

I love the way winter looks with snow and all that. but DAMN its cold :D
DizzasterJuice 5th Aug 2014, 10:02 PM edit delete reply

Th at snow atmosphere came out looking sweet!
Centcomm 5th Aug 2014, 10:04 PM edit delete reply

It really did.. I used " Top of the world" FM Environment along with a snow box ( two of them ) and several cloud boxes at differing ambient levels. A experiment but it works :D
Rashala 5th Aug 2014, 10:32 PM edit delete reply

*snickers waiting for Dolly to hop out int eh cold and notice allt he men staring at her chest...and looks down and realizes her Nips now respond to temperature.*
Centcomm 5th Aug 2014, 10:47 PM edit delete reply

This is why shes wearing a armored corset piece.. no more of that :D the suit is also self warming .. its Luna Nano-mesh armor
Rashala 5th Aug 2014, 11:10 PM edit delete reply

Centcomm 6th Aug 2014, 7:37 AM edit delete reply

Stormwind13 6th Aug 2014, 2:06 PM edit delete reply

Don't worry, Rashala things could change. Dolly might have to change outfits to fit in better. And then discover the joys of being human in the cold. :-D
mjkj 5th Aug 2014, 11:27 PM edit delete reply

The thing is: she is not at home - she left with Lynn...
Centcomm 5th Aug 2014, 11:47 PM edit delete reply

Right - we know this :D
Sheela 6th Aug 2014, 2:14 AM edit delete reply

The social media sites haven't picked up on this yet, thus CeCi doesn't know this yet either.

Of course, they could still run into Kyle.
Centcomm 6th Aug 2014, 7:37 AM edit delete reply

all true :D
mjkj 6th Aug 2014, 7:40 AM edit delete reply

Ok, ok...

Then: The thing is: neither she nor Lynn were seen for quite a while...

Sheela 6th Aug 2014, 11:23 AM edit delete reply

... but they only arrived at Irene's something like "yesterday", in comic time.

Or am I completely off ?
Tokyo Rose 6th Aug 2014, 3:55 PM edit delete reply

No, you're right. Lynn and Acantha just spent the night at Irene's. Current Day -1 was spent with Aeneas. Current Day -2 was when Acantha and Lynn went out airbiking, and that's when they were spotted around the city.

Comic time is weird; for Lynn, it's been only a few days, but for us, it's been years. :D
Sheela 7th Aug 2014, 10:50 AM edit delete reply

She gets to grow so much in such a short time.
Stormwind13 7th Aug 2014, 4:49 PM edit delete reply

Not only grow, but change her appearance markedly too. :-D
Centcomm 7th Aug 2014, 8:03 PM edit delete reply

Draginbeard 5th Aug 2014, 11:39 PM edit delete reply

Hmmm, now I wonder if Dolly has a workable plan. A lot of things have changed in a very short amount of time. It doesnt feel like this is a good time to 'wing' her way into the palace....
Centcomm 5th Aug 2014, 11:49 PM edit delete reply

Dolly has been dealing with a "broken plan" and winging it ever sense she got thrown the curve ball of Ceci.. Who may have hidden talents.. she did say earlier that more and more files were unlocking as they become Mission critical .. :P
Sheela 6th Aug 2014, 2:16 AM edit delete reply

Even without CeCi, dolly has many years of experience to draw from.
She's almost a force of nature, just by herself.

I pity the palace!
Stormwind13 6th Aug 2014, 3:06 AM edit delete reply

Without 'detailed' knowledge of the environment, Dolly was ALWAYS going to winging it Draginbeard. She didn't have enough hard information to form a real plan. Her plan is extremely basic, with a huge helping of taking any opportunities that she is presented with. I just hope CeCi has enough tucked away inside herself to allow Dolly to keep on top of her opportunities.
Sheela 6th Aug 2014, 4:46 AM edit delete reply

Concidentally, Dolly is pretty annoyed with Centcomm for hiding those details from her, as she could make good use of them if she had them *before* they get unlocked in CeCi's pretty little head.
velvetsanity 6th Aug 2014, 5:32 AM edit delete reply

I suspect Dolly's original plan was to walk in, eliminate all threats (or anything that moves if Lynn was hurt in any way), grab Lynn, and give her a days long lecture on the way home
Draginbeard 6th Aug 2014, 7:03 AM edit delete reply

I was just thinking Dolly, no matter how competent in a gun fight, still seems (to me, anyway) the type to step back, look things over, and put whatever resources she has on hand to best use.

Walking in, guns blazing not only puts Lynn further into harms way, but also seems less her style.

Besides, I was under the impression that the palace has at least a cadre of elite combatants, not to mention a large supply of mooks who could keep both of them busy or even pinned down for a few critical minutes.

I have this hope Dolly will somehow get in contact with Mr. Blacks team, for a 'magnificent seven' style rescue.
Centcomm 6th Aug 2014, 7:36 AM edit delete reply

Dolly's plan right now is reconnaissance she needs more "hands on " information as she does not know anything about this area. so her current plan is to infiltrate and scope things out.. THEN act once she has the cards stacked in her favor ( as much as possible. )but her first task is to Locate Lynn and see what her opposition is before she goes any farther.
Draginbeard 6th Aug 2014, 9:01 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, that sounds like her.
Sheela 6th Aug 2014, 11:25 AM edit delete reply

Not that "guns blazing" isn't her style, in fact she seems to be quite competent at it.

She's just smarter than that.
Stormwind13 6th Aug 2014, 2:14 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, Dolly can blaze away with the best of them; however, it is NOT the time to be doing that. She needs to know where Lynn is and have an escape route mapped out before she can start leaving bodies on the ground. :-)

Dolly's best option though is to escape with Lynn without anyone realizing that Lynn is gone. Then if anyone comes after her, introducing them to New Troy's Air Force. :-D
Centcomm 7th Aug 2014, 2:37 PM edit delete reply

yep all good points Storm :D
cattservant 6th Aug 2014, 1:39 AM edit delete reply

The details, it always gets you in the details!
Sheela 6th Aug 2014, 2:16 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, there so much room for plot holes in the details, you can hide anything in there, heck, I once hid the devil in there!

Haven't seen him since, I wonder if he's still there ?
cattservant 6th Aug 2014, 2:32 AM edit delete reply

That would explain a lot...
Sheela 6th Aug 2014, 4:47 AM edit delete reply

You think I should pull him out of there again ?
cattservant 6th Aug 2014, 6:50 AM edit delete reply

Just be sure to use a long spoon.
Centcomm 6th Aug 2014, 7:37 AM edit delete reply

Ah yes that saying.. it is soo so true :D
cattservant 6th Aug 2014, 9:25 AM edit delete reply

You're so culturally referent!
KarToon12 6th Aug 2014, 8:15 AM edit delete reply

I got a feeling that they're going to finally run into Lynn fairly soon. :)
Centcomm 6th Aug 2014, 8:21 AM edit delete reply

You would be right on that point ! :D
Stormwind13 6th Aug 2014, 2:16 PM edit delete reply

Define soon, KarToon. In the comic, yeah... within the next 5 days for sure. Out here where we are WAITING (impatiently) for more comics... I foresee it being 2017. :-D
velvetsanity 6th Aug 2014, 7:45 PM edit delete reply

*quietly switches the 1 and the 7 in that prediction to improve the accuracy of it* :D (teasing)
Stormwind13 6th Aug 2014, 7:50 PM edit delete reply

LOL velvet. :-D
Rashala 6th Aug 2014, 10:28 PM edit delete reply

*personally is waiting for the Next Q&A. *evil grin shared with Centy*
Sheela 7th Aug 2014, 10:53 AM edit delete reply

To be honest, I enjoy the Q&A's.
Im' actually looking forward to them, as they often reveal something about the characters, even if turns out to be canon.
Rashala 7th Aug 2014, 1:34 PM edit delete reply

yes... and ...lets just say.....Karma...coming :)
Centcomm 7th Aug 2014, 2:38 PM edit delete reply

heh :D
Centcomm 7th Aug 2014, 2:38 PM edit delete reply

Im glad you enjoy them :D
Centcomm 7th Aug 2014, 2:37 PM edit delete reply

well we shall see when the next one comes around :D
Stormwind13 7th Aug 2014, 4:50 PM edit delete reply

Now you are making me NERVOUS to see the next Q&A, Rash. :-)
Centcomm 7th Aug 2014, 5:37 PM edit delete reply

hey im kinda confused too..
Sheela 7th Aug 2014, 7:04 PM edit delete reply

Well, we don't know if Centcomm will be using *all* of Rashala's questions.
jas 7th Aug 2014, 12:15 PM edit delete reply

The colors and lighting are particularly sweet on this page. I also like the dialogue. It flows nicely throughout the page while still giving me the impression that all is not smooth sailing ahead...
Centcomm 7th Aug 2014, 2:38 PM edit delete reply

Thank you!
Timotheus 7th Aug 2014, 4:15 PM edit delete reply
Okay, forgive me for being a being a nitpicker but is Ceci wearing a hat or using special hair extensions? I know a bit about hair braiding styles (from my own character designing) and to do that hair style with her own hair would require quite a bit more length and volume than we've seen on her head in the past. So its either artistic license or she has adjustable hair length as one of her Angel abilities.
Centcomm 7th Aug 2014, 4:21 PM edit delete reply

shes using blend able Hair extenders. They are a cheap vanity item. and Angels have some control over there hair color .. It just takes a bit to change it .
Stormwind13 7th Aug 2014, 5:34 PM edit delete reply

Love the sub-title on the page. So true. On more than one level, as the gutters found out when CeCi hacked one of them to pieces. :-D
Centcomm 7th Aug 2014, 5:38 PM edit delete reply

Oh you mean the one she folded into Origami? and shot him with his own gun?
Stormwind13 7th Aug 2014, 5:50 PM edit delete reply

Yup! :-D Found out not to call CeCi, PINK (after all CeCi is cuter than Alecia Beth Moore Hart :-D).
Mark_L_A 16th May 2015, 3:37 PM edit delete reply

That look of wonder on CiCi's face in panel one. It is just like a child's.

Fantastic work CentComm.
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