Comic 1056 - Tactical information..

7th Aug 2014, 9:00 PM
Tactical information..
Average Rating: 5 (20 votes)

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Centcomm 7th Aug 2014, 9:00 PM edit delete
Enjoy ! ( still working on the Highest level of reward ( For Patreon ) - lets just say it is going to be REALLY cool. :D
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anarcha 7th Aug 2014, 9:38 PM edit delete reply

Lookin' good. I'm so farrrr behind on all my reading. Just keep up the good work.
Centcomm 8th Aug 2014, 8:11 AM edit delete reply

Its ok we all love hearing from you :D
mjkj 7th Aug 2014, 10:51 PM edit delete reply

Wow, CeCi did dig deep :D

Poor Dolly, learning about her baby... *hugs her* (she looks like she needs it)

PS: there seems to be information missing coming over from last page:
CeCi said last at the last page: ...the thing is - (after talking about where Lynn might be located)
and Dolly's first here is: What kind of incident was that?
...or is that impatient Dolly multitasking? (because the incident was mentioned just before the possible location of Lynn)

Centcomm 8th Aug 2014, 8:12 AM edit delete reply

Dolly kind of Bull dozed Ceci on that when she heard about Medical so Ceci dropped it.
Tokyo Rose 8th Aug 2014, 8:19 PM edit delete reply

Yep. Dolly interrupting Ceci on that will be relevant later.
Calisa 8th Aug 2014, 12:48 AM edit delete reply

Dolly finally finding out about Lynn! :O
Centcomm 8th Aug 2014, 8:12 AM edit delete reply

Oh Dolly will hear more and more as this progresses :D
Sheela 8th Aug 2014, 2:36 AM edit delete reply

Mama Bear incoming, you better not hurt her cub,
What, you already hurt her cub ?

Man, I'm happy I'm not you.
mjkj 8th Aug 2014, 2:47 AM edit delete reply


Though it would be interesting to see mama bear against Maxus...
(he did not hurt her - this was just a theoretic thought)
Sheela 8th Aug 2014, 2:58 AM edit delete reply

Nah, that one is for Marcus to handle, I think.
And Dolly, Ceci and TeeDee will be there to handle the Cassians, Ada cleans up the mess while Mr Black and Doctor Silver figures out how to make money on it.

Meanwhile, a secret subroutine in CeCi just made a report to CentComm, and Centcomm has just told Calliope .. everything!

Mama Bear incoming, and I aint talking about Dolly!
Man I'm happy I'm not Decimus!

Calliope Taylor goes <RAWR> !
velvetsanity 8th Aug 2014, 4:03 AM edit delete reply

I bet when they realize just how pissed Dolly is, Maxus warns her about the 'contingencies', asks her politely not to trigger them, and offers Marcus and Teedee a beer and front row seats to the carnage. Then they all sit back and commentate on her technique. Especially when when Callie shows up and starts tag-teaming with Dolly. :D

Meanwhile, Lynn and Acantha get a message to return to the palace ("Lynn's mom and guardian are here. You've GOT to see this!") And join the spectators (Lynn: "Whoa. Go Mom and Dolly!" Acantha: "Wow!" Kali: "Interesting technique. I'll have to remember that one for later") and even Teedee's amazed at how brutal it gets
Hornet 8th Aug 2014, 6:26 AM edit delete reply
Course once Kyle fixes the AIS the contingencies lose their importance and Decs suffers physical and mental retardation, via. fist and foot.
Centcomm 8th Aug 2014, 8:14 AM edit delete reply

you just might get your wish.
Stormwind13 8th Aug 2014, 3:01 AM edit delete reply

I'm with you, Sheela. The world trembled when Dolly went to "What. Sort. Of. Medical. Treatment." Any gutter with a functioning brain should be seeking a DEEP dark hole to hide in from the vibe Dolly gave off there. :-D

That last line in Dolly's thought doesn't bode well for Nova Roma's continued existence.
Sheela 8th Aug 2014, 3:03 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, there's definately going to be some changes to Nova Roma.

Centcomm 8th Aug 2014, 8:14 AM edit delete reply

Oh there will be a reckoning .. trust me. and it will shake Roma to the core .. :D
cattservant 8th Aug 2014, 3:09 AM edit delete reply

Oh S---!
Oh Sweet Prince...
velvetsanity 8th Aug 2014, 3:58 AM edit delete reply

Nothing sweet about drekhead, you know that :P (I know, figure of speech :D )
Centcomm 8th Aug 2014, 9:06 AM edit delete reply

hehe - I think it fits..
DizzasterJuice 8th Aug 2014, 5:10 AM edit delete reply

Ceci looks hella cute in that 2nd frame.
Centcomm 8th Aug 2014, 9:07 AM edit delete reply

She came out really good there.
Stormwind13 8th Aug 2014, 11:24 AM edit delete reply

I agree Dizzaster, CeCi is beautiful.

I would also like to call out how well done Dolly is in that last panel. She looks very resolute. Anyone seeing that face, should get out of her WAY. :-)

I still think Dolly is beautiful there. Gives Dolly a HUG. :-)
Centcomm 8th Aug 2014, 12:04 PM edit delete reply

Thank you :D I love hearing things like that :D
bilateralcomics 8th Aug 2014, 6:07 AM edit delete reply

If you want peace, prepare for war!
Centcomm 8th Aug 2014, 9:07 AM edit delete reply

*Snirk* Peace though superior firepower?
Stormwind13 8th Aug 2014, 10:53 AM edit delete reply

Not really, CentComm. If you want to have Peace you need to be willing to FIGHT for it.

So be the biggest, nastiest opponent so that everyone will leave you in peace. Because pissing you off is a quick way to become extinct. :-)
Centcomm 8th Aug 2014, 12:04 PM edit delete reply

mjkj 8th Aug 2014, 1:12 PM edit delete reply


...or in case of feral roses: peace through superior flower power... :p

Centcomm 8th Aug 2014, 1:25 PM edit delete reply

Oooh horrible pun >_<
mjkj 8th Aug 2014, 1:57 PM edit delete reply

Stormwind13 8th Aug 2014, 1:31 PM edit delete reply

mjkj are you trying to be another CAT?!? That sounds like a pun that catservant would make. :-D
Guest 9th Aug 2014, 3:37 PM edit delete reply
cry havoc and set loose the dogs of war
Stormwind13 9th Aug 2014, 4:54 PM edit delete reply

The cats of war? :-D
Sheela 9th Aug 2014, 8:10 PM edit delete reply

*woof* !

GRRR! BARK! BARK ! GRRR! You have ruined your own lands, you will not ruin mine!
Mister Black 10th Aug 2014, 3:47 AM edit delete reply

Does superior flower power mean packing the biggest pistil?
Sheela 10th Aug 2014, 3:55 AM edit delete reply

Naw, it means using roots for tentacle attacks !

Or maybe like in Starcraft, where it was spikes coming up from the ground, impaling the enemy in the butt !
Stormwind13 10th Aug 2014, 10:29 AM edit delete reply

Groans at Mr. Black's comment. You deserve to be FED to the feral roses for that comment.

If you aren't careful Mr. Black, you will be stigma-tized for your attack upon flower power. :-D
Stormwind13 8th Aug 2014, 11:39 AM edit delete reply

Looking at the HUD in front of Dolly, I'm reading it as Power: 100%, ECM = Inactive, Thrust = 60%, Shields: 100%.

I can't read the rest of it though. Something is Locked and something about the Black Palace. Something... elion 17-2... and something... that path for the last line... :-)
Centcomm 8th Aug 2014, 12:07 PM edit delete reply

hehe I love it when you guys try to figure out my little displays :D
mjkj 8th Aug 2014, 1:50 PM edit delete reply

I think that might be:
Flight path locked or Flight control: path locked
Destination Black Palace or Flight/Final destination Black Palace
*UTH **** PERIHELION 17 - 5
***C/S A******D UIP or HIP or HTP or UTP FLIGHT PATH

Stormwind13 8th Aug 2014, 2:36 PM edit delete reply

Damn, you are right that is a 5, not a 2 mjkj. Or it could be an S, I guess. But it sure isn't a two. My bad. :-)
mjkj 9th Aug 2014, 12:11 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, well, it looks like a 2 but it is mirrored so it must be a 5 or an S. But the brain accepts it as valid and known therefore it does not mirror it like the rest - I also had to stop and look twice. :D
Centcomm 9th Aug 2014, 10:16 AM edit delete reply

Heheh - may have to actually post what all it says LOL :D
mjkj 9th Aug 2014, 3:37 PM edit delete reply

That would be nice :D
Stormwind13 9th Aug 2014, 4:15 PM edit delete reply

Or post it as a page without the text so we can SEE all of what is up in front of her. :-D
Rashala 8th Aug 2014, 1:48 PM edit delete reply

I have a feeling if they get put in a holding pattern before landing This is gonna happen*

Dolly: Ceci take control a moinute *slips in back Follwoed by sounds of breaking bones and screams*

CEci *wincing as dolly comes back* you okay mommy.

Dolly: I am better now.....cargo not so much.
Stormwind13 8th Aug 2014, 2:18 PM edit delete reply

LOL Rash. And who would care (besides Dari, whose opinion no one cares about anyhow)? :-)
Centcomm 9th Aug 2014, 10:16 AM edit delete reply

poor Dari.. sheeesh she gets no respect.
Rashala 9th Aug 2014, 1:39 PM edit delete reply

She's a Merc who kidnapped an innocent teenage girl .......Given How much her mother and Dolly care about her and are willing to do FOR her....She should be freakign greatful she can Still BREATHE and Urinate under her own control right now.....
Stormwind13 10th Aug 2014, 10:36 AM edit delete reply

Just makes her messy end that much more excruciating for Dari. She gets to suffer as much as any of her victims ever did.
Timotheus 8th Aug 2014, 2:33 PM edit delete reply
As a point of vocal logic, peace is plural while war is singular.
For peace you need everyone involved to desire it.
For war you just need one idiot to have it.
Stormwind13 8th Aug 2014, 3:36 PM edit delete reply

Actually Tim some people don't desire it, but they are FORCED to accept it... or be EXTERMINATE-d.
Timotheus 8th Aug 2014, 11:35 PM edit delete reply
No, you can't force a peace on anyone, the best you can do is force a cease fire where everyone buries their dead and restocks their munitions for the next go around. You can however eliminate the trouble makers, but that is frowned upon in polite society and usually hard for the ones who really want peace to do.
Timotheus 8th Aug 2014, 11:41 PM edit delete reply
Hence the possible evolutionary reason for psychopaths in society.
Stormwind13 9th Aug 2014, 6:47 AM edit delete reply

Japan - World War 2. And (so far at least) they haven't come back for another round. Going on 70 years of peace, and if you thought that they WANTED to surrender I ask that you check your history, Tim. The warlords certainly were prepared to sacrifice the entire population, continue the war, despite the atomic bombs.

The real problem is that when the victor's strip the loser of too much so that the only way the loser's feel they can recover is by force. And you are correct historically that has led to a terrible cycle of attack and rearm.

There are ways out of it though. All it takes is understanding your opponent well enough. Plus enough compassion to try a different path, despite the risks.
Timotheus 9th Aug 2014, 11:38 AM edit delete reply
I'm glad you put that "so far at least" in. Keeping the Japanese SDF under control has been a continuing battle for both their more peaceful government factors and their allies. Their clandestine participation in Korea, Vietnam, and more openly in the recent conflicts has shown them to be a very effect force, and the recent saber rattling by China is most likely going to be answered by a sizable increase by Japan's military, especially since America's influence is seen as being in decline. (I do indeed check my history. Have you seen the hand outs showing Japanese girls how to pretend to be prostitutes after the homeland invasion so they could suicide kill GIs while in the act?)
Centcomm 9th Aug 2014, 10:17 AM edit delete reply

This is good stuff here :D
Sheela 9th Aug 2014, 8:16 PM edit delete reply

Ah, suicide girls ... those sounds like Rose's doing.
jamie59 8th Aug 2014, 3:51 PM edit delete reply

Can't wait till Dolly meets Kali. That'll be intresting.
Draginbeard 8th Aug 2014, 9:31 PM edit delete reply

Ooooh! that really would be a popcorn worthy event!
Centcomm 9th Aug 2014, 10:17 AM edit delete reply

Oh it will be.. "interesting" trust me.
Rashala 9th Aug 2014, 1:43 PM edit delete reply

I am going to say here....a few things..

1. Honestly I believe Kali and Dolly so long as no talk of killing decimus comes up willg t along quite well I mean technically they are Each other's opposite number in NT and TR.

and 2. I am fairly sure Living on borrowed time now. Cause the old saying is God help him. and I swear I saw in the clouds on an back episode when lynn was delivers the words from on high. Yeah I ain't getting involved in this. Deci you're FArked.
Stormwind13 9th Aug 2014, 6:18 PM edit delete reply

I think Kali and Dolly could be the classic example of 'if they had met under other circumstances'. I'm pretty sure they won't have a chance at being friendly, because of their position in their respective cities.

I have to agree though, Rash... Douchebag is probably living on borrowed time. I mean, from the sound of it Kali would like to skin Douchebag alive for some of his actions. And she is (in theory at least) on his SIDE. :-D
Sheela 9th Aug 2014, 8:21 PM edit delete reply

I think the same goes for Marcus & Maxus .. .. sittin' inna tree, K-I-S---- .. erhh, I mean ..

.. that they'd be perfectly polite to one another while having a brawl that would shake the palace and make the servants hide in fear.

One is gene modified, another is cyber modified.
It's kinda obvious that they'll clash.
They're the counterparts of one another.
But they're also the peak of different philosophies & technology/biology.

Should be a good brawl though. :)
velvetsanity 10th Aug 2014, 7:02 AM edit delete reply

I think the only thing stopping her from skinning him alive is a little piece of hardware in her head that forces her to obey him/be unable to hurt him
Stormwind13 10th Aug 2014, 7:08 AM edit delete reply

Yeah velvet. The same piece that, unfortunately, will prevent Dolly and Kali from being friend(-ly).

If Kali had 'free will' though, Douchebag would be skinned and his hide tacked to wall. Of course, if the contingencies weren't in play, Kali might STILL do it... as she is tied to the CITY, not Douchebag. Killing him and destroying the city wouldn't be the best for the city, I think... preventing her from taking him out.
Timotheus 10th Aug 2014, 12:32 PM edit delete reply
Actually, that's an interesting concept. At some point the threat calculations should show that the potential for harm to New Rome from those forces gathering as a result of his actions (Dolly, Calliope, Centcom, etc.) should exceed the threat posed by the contingencies. (Glazed wasteland verses rubble filled downtown) Then what will Kali do?
Sheela 10th Aug 2014, 1:00 PM edit delete reply

Assasinations is the answer then.
Stormwind13 10th Aug 2014, 2:10 PM edit delete reply

Clear Acantha out of Nova Roma, probably as many 'innocents' at they can... And then do whatever is needed to save Acantha and the people... Sacrificing the buildings... and Douchebag to cleanse the problem.

Know it isn't what Kali wants to do, but I have NO doubt she will do it if required.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 10th Aug 2014, 6:11 PM edit delete reply

I'm all caught up again. But I have nothing useful to say.

I like bananas.
KarToon12 10th Aug 2014, 6:35 PM edit delete reply

Looks like Dolly's got revenge on the mind.
Mark_L_A 11th Jun 2016, 6:30 AM edit delete reply

Did I notice a text update to reflect the re-boot pages? ;)
Centcomm 11th Jun 2016, 4:17 PM edit delete reply

Yes you did.. :D
Mark_L_A 12th Jun 2016, 12:58 PM edit delete reply

I think this is my 60th or so read thru. This story is just so good and compelling. Add in your art keeps getting better and better. I need to win the Lotto and to hire you a Rose.
Centcomm 12th Jun 2016, 7:44 PM edit delete reply

We wouldnt say no... :D
Mark_L_A 12th Jun 2016, 8:17 PM edit delete reply

Would all of you, (Of course we must have Mr. Black and Ben) be willing to move to Texas? I'm looking at 40 acres outside of El Paso for my retirement once my youngest graduates from High School.
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