Comic 1059 - Eight of Staves...

14th Aug 2014, 9:00 PM
Eight of Staves...
Average Rating: 5 (18 votes)
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cattservant 14th Aug 2014, 9:06 PM edit delete reply

How time goes by when you're 'not' having fun...
Centcomm 15th Aug 2014, 3:47 AM edit delete reply

hehe oh soo true :D
jamie59 14th Aug 2014, 9:19 PM edit delete reply

Yes it does Dolly.
plymayer 14th Aug 2014, 9:40 PM edit delete reply

Time is different in a closed environment. Days can seem like months.
Centcomm 15th Aug 2014, 3:47 AM edit delete reply

yep they can.
JacobJSebastian 14th Aug 2014, 9:47 PM edit delete reply

*thinks about this* which strip was the planning or embarking of the trip? what year was it first posted? "Taken years" indeed. :D
Tokyo Rose 15th Aug 2014, 3:44 AM edit delete reply

Dolly! If you're going to lean on the fourth wall, at least wipe your fingerprints off the glass afterward!
Centcomm 15th Aug 2014, 3:48 AM edit delete reply

oh seven something.. and I could NOT resist the 4Th wall joke :D
Sheela 15th Aug 2014, 4:46 AM edit delete reply

Ah, so I wasn't the only one to notice that one.
Centcomm 15th Aug 2014, 4:58 AM edit delete reply

nope :D
highlander55 15th Aug 2014, 6:31 AM edit delete reply

It also reminded me about what Spock told Kirk in the original ST2 (Khan movie) about hours could be years.
Quieteyes 16th Aug 2014, 2:40 AM edit delete reply
Actually, he said, "...hours would seem like days."
highlander55 16th Aug 2014, 6:26 AM edit delete reply

I thought that didn't sound right. Thanks for the correction Quiteyes.
DizzasterJuice 14th Aug 2014, 10:02 PM edit delete reply

Awesome effects!
Centcomm 15th Aug 2014, 3:55 AM edit delete reply

thank you ever so much!!
Songgu Kwon 14th Aug 2014, 10:58 PM edit delete reply

I wish I had a robot pal with advanced computation capabilities that would call me "mommy". Ok, maybe not "mommy"... maybe like, "professor" or something classy like that. :p
Centcomm 15th Aug 2014, 3:55 AM edit delete reply

HEHE - hey i wouldn't mind a Ceci eather :D
Sheela 15th Aug 2014, 4:48 AM edit delete reply

Out of curiosity, how common is it for humans in New Troy, to get a companion droid (and not necesarily a sex bot either) to keep them company because they need the company ?

I'd imagine a lot of nerds who isn't good at the social stuff might be inclined to have such companions.
Centcomm 15th Aug 2014, 4:59 AM edit delete reply

VERY common actually. and predominately they are used in domestic capacity .. not sex. cleaning , personal assistance , Secretary , Guards , Nurses ect ect .. D
Sheela 15th Aug 2014, 11:36 AM edit delete reply

Sounds like they are nicer to the androids in general, than the android expected them to be ?

Sure, there's bad apples, but still.
Sounds like they have it pretty good.
Centcomm 16th Aug 2014, 1:14 PM edit delete reply

Over all yes. I mean we have shown a lot of bad apples but look how Dolly is treated. As family.
Sheela 17th Aug 2014, 5:10 AM edit delete reply

Actually, it would be interesting to see more of how the "average" android is treated, to get a better image of how things work.
Timotheus 15th Aug 2014, 12:09 AM edit delete reply
I probably missed this in story but when did New Rome put a bounty on their own mercenary? I remember a certain high yobo wanting to make an example of her for having claimed difficulties in capturing a certain young lady, but I don't remember a capture order.
Centcomm 15th Aug 2014, 3:57 AM edit delete reply

it was when the prince was ranting - after Lynn made a fool out of Dari and Gavin - it was done off camera.
Rashala 15th Aug 2014, 12:20 AM edit delete reply

It HAS been years...

For us!
Sheela 15th Aug 2014, 4:49 AM edit delete reply

It has, it has.

Dolly is messing with the 4th wall, Rash.
Rashala 15th Aug 2014, 12:28 AM edit delete reply

Also Side note since I had no chance to reply about my Hugging everyone cept certain folks yesterday.

LEt me just say YEs I hugged deci Mostly cause I am sure He would be upset by that...and frankly....Given all the PAIN coming his way really soon You cannot help but pitty him Slightly.. I mean Its like watching a Predator kill a alien sure you feel sorry for the Alein but you are not sad its Freaking dead.
Centcomm 15th Aug 2014, 3:57 AM edit delete reply

hehe ok point
Sheela 15th Aug 2014, 4:50 AM edit delete reply

Sorry, but... no pity for the alien!
Rashala 15th Aug 2014, 2:20 PM edit delete reply

okay symnpathy for the predator when he gets killed by the alien?
Hydrargyrum 15th Aug 2014, 7:46 PM edit delete reply

Pretty sure Total Psycho Dickhead won't get offed by Cent-Comm's crew. Safeguards go off, Nova Roma blows up, everybody dies. Much too Shakespearean an ending for Cent and Rose, methinks.

So, no, no sympathy as I'm not anticipating it. I do think Decimus is one of the most interesting characters in the cast and perhaps has some depths and complexities we've not seen yet (note: I said interesting, not pleasant). Plus I like your motivation for hugging him.
Rashala 15th Aug 2014, 10:42 PM edit delete reply

Who said Offed?

Nope I just mean what he has coming. To quote a famous person and a Very spunky AI NAmed Tedee You'd be amazed what you can LIVE through.
Sheela 16th Aug 2014, 3:40 AM edit delete reply

Sorry, no sympathy for the predator either.
bilateralcomics 15th Aug 2014, 12:38 AM edit delete reply

"This language is half logical and half a mess". Ha! That's exactly how I feel living in Italy most of the time XD
Timotheus 15th Aug 2014, 1:39 AM edit delete reply
Did they base it on Latinized Esperanto?
Centcomm 15th Aug 2014, 3:58 AM edit delete reply

hehe you would have to ask Rose. however it is mostly modern words and a few others mishmash ed and google translated into latin ..
mjkj 15th Aug 2014, 3:43 AM edit delete reply

Quick, the fourth wall is crumbling - stabilize it!!!!

Yup it was years :)
Centcomm 15th Aug 2014, 3:58 AM edit delete reply

hehe- hey it was funny :D
Stormwind13 15th Aug 2014, 4:37 AM edit delete reply

More power to the shields!
Sheela 15th Aug 2014, 4:51 AM edit delete reply

Dangit Dolly, you'll end up falling into the void, if you keep doing that.
velvetsanity 15th Aug 2014, 2:18 PM edit delete reply

Reality is the void?

If Dolly breaks the fourth wall, is two-way travel possible? If so, then hurry up and break it, Dolly! We'll all help you rescue Lynn!
Stormwind13 17th Aug 2014, 8:20 AM edit delete reply

That could be a pretty funny filler, velvet. Dolly cracking the 4th wall and this thundering herd of readers rushing in and trampling over Nova Roma, sweeping everyone (important) up and carrying them away.
velvetsanity 24th Aug 2014, 3:05 PM edit delete reply

Maybe an amusing vote incentive?
Draginbeard 15th Aug 2014, 7:18 AM edit delete reply

So, how many days have passed since Lynn was taken?
Sheela 15th Aug 2014, 11:37 AM edit delete reply

4 days, I think ?
Stormwind13 15th Aug 2014, 11:54 AM edit delete reply

I think we are on day 5, but don't hold me to that.
Centcomm 15th Aug 2014, 1:55 PM edit delete reply

lets see.. day one- kidnap , day two and three and four - sleep off nano med treatment from Julia, Another 2 days here with Dollys upgrade. ( rose will have to fill in the rest. ) but its been about 2 weeks- ish?
Sheela 15th Aug 2014, 6:01 PM edit delete reply

Oh, I didn't remember that the nano treatment lasted that long.
So I thought it was :

-Kidnap on day one, apply nano treatment.
-Wake up next day, eat cake, then meet & greet the douchebag and then go grav bike riding, end day by beating up douchebag with a candlestick.
-Go to Aeneas, play videogames.
-Go to Irenes place, fool around in bath.
-Current day.

So it looked to be about 4-5 days for me.
Centcomm 16th Aug 2014, 1:13 PM edit delete reply

yeah that whole timey whimey thing :D
Tokyo Rose 16th Aug 2014, 2:32 PM edit delete reply

It has been just over a week.

Feb 9: Lynn's birthday and kidnapping. Teedee and Ada arrive at the site and get shot down. Dr. Demark manages to take flash backups on both of them.
Feb 10: Dolly is loaded into her new body.
Feb 12: Lynn wakes up. Minx is rescued.
Feb 13: Dolly wakes up and sets out with Ceci; they find Logrin's bunker and arrange for Dr. Demark to be picked up and taken back to New Troy. Kyle contacts Calli, then is contacted by Tokyo Rose.
Feb 14: Cent-Comm talks to Marcus and Cella. Dolly and Ceci continue their journey.
Feb 15: Kyle leaves New Sparta, Mr. Black arrives in New Troy, Teedee and Ada are reloaded, Dolly and Ceci hit a dust storm and have to land at Joleet. Just before midnight, Decimus assaults Acantha.
Feb 16: (early) Maxus has the girls stay in his quarters. Dolly and Ceci visit Breaker's and Dari's ass is kicked. Team Marcus sets out from New Troy.
(later on) Mira fixes Dolly's ride. Acantha and Lynn visit Aeneas, and that evening, they go to Irene's. Kyle arrives in New Rome.
Feb 17: Team Marcus has fun in Ahta. Dolly and Ceci leave Joleet. Acantha and Lynn get an invitation to the palace.
Feb 18: Dolly and Ceci arrive in New Rome.

Mind you, this is a somewhat sloppy timeline because Cent and I keep going "maybe we don't need THIS scene" and "let's put in THIS scene instead" and it really fucks things up.
mjkj 17th Aug 2014, 3:04 AM edit delete reply

Wow, you really should put that into an extra section of the site (maybe call it "Timeline <Spoilers>").

You should add to Feb 16: CeCi's watchdog is tamed.

By the way nobody seemed to celebrate VD/SAD anymore at Feb 14...

Sheela 17th Aug 2014, 5:12 AM edit delete reply

What is VD / SAD ?

And yeah, a timeline would be neat for the extra's section. :)
Centcomm 17th Aug 2014, 5:56 AM edit delete reply

we will probably put in a "offical" time line at some point , Im betting VD means valentines day..
Stormwind13 17th Aug 2014, 6:16 AM edit delete reply

Valentine's Day held on the 14th and Singles Awareness (or Appreciation) Day held on the 15th, Sheela.

S.A.D. is kind of like the anti-Valentine's Day.

At mjkj, this year may NOT be a typical year. No one may have felt like celebrating because of the kidnapping.
Stormwind13 17th Aug 2014, 6:23 AM edit delete reply

You forgot that Dolly got drunk and nearly got laid, Rose. Also on the 16th, I would guess. Not quite Valentine's Day, but close.

Thank you for providing the 'rough' timeline though. It helps put the events into perspective.
KarToon12 15th Aug 2014, 7:44 AM edit delete reply

Panel 3 is my favorite; it REALLY looks like a real picture of snow there. :D
Centcomm 15th Aug 2014, 1:58 PM edit delete reply

yeah that one took a long time to render with all the cloud and snow effects but it was totally worth it :D
Matt Knab 15th Aug 2014, 1:27 PM edit delete reply

"Really big and ambitious." :) Love your dialog.
Centcomm 15th Aug 2014, 1:59 PM edit delete reply

Ill have to turn credit over to Rose for that :D she normally does all the pretty words :D
XMinusOne 15th Aug 2014, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
"Big and ambitious" indeed. What the frak is in that ocean anyway, the Kraken? Those renderings of 'Heads up' displays are beautifully done, Centcomm. Is that a template or what?
Centcomm 15th Aug 2014, 2:00 PM edit delete reply

honestly - not many people know whats in the ocean anymore other than most of the original sea life was wiped out - and oceanography is not a big winner in 3825..

as for the displays .. i cant take full credit i typed in sci fi interface and looked for "free" then mashed bits and pieces together to make the holograms :D
Timotheus 15th Aug 2014, 2:59 PM edit delete reply
I guess we should imagine a murderturd version of tuna and then consider what would prey on them.
Sheela 15th Aug 2014, 6:03 PM edit delete reply

Orca's !

Heck, they hunt great white sharks already, so they'd probably love hunting mutated sharks too.

If TeeDee could ride around on the back of an Orca, she would.
That's how awesome they are. :)
Centcomm 16th Aug 2014, 1:12 PM edit delete reply

If Teedee had her way she would be riding a armored T-rex armed with lasers -- or Grimlock from the transformers :D
Rashala 16th Aug 2014, 1:24 PM edit delete reply

THAT is the best Tedee can mentally imagine? Seriously T-rex or GRimlock?

HEre Tedee just for you Mentally imagine this. You in a full set of Battle armor Secured to a pilot point on the back of SMAUG. But no just ANy Smaug. A Fully Cyborized and modernly armed Smaug, who obeys Any Mental command you transmit to him And only You! Now Imagien yourself like THAT flying into battle.

*Waits for Tedee's reaction*
Centcomm 16th Aug 2014, 1:44 PM edit delete reply

peeks around the hearing protection.. good lord .. ive never heard her squee before.. sheeesh.
Tokyo Rose 16th Aug 2014, 2:57 PM edit delete reply

Screw Teedee. ::flies away on CyberSmaug like a BOSS::
Rashala 16th Aug 2014, 3:14 PM edit delete reply

Oh good I know what TO get TEdee for Christmas then :) *has tech start building a mark 2. this one with Orbital flight/strike capabilities And a beverage holder
Centcomm 16th Aug 2014, 4:31 PM edit delete reply

Teedee runs after rose yelling "Get your own Dragon !!" >_<
Rashala 16th Aug 2014, 7:00 PM edit delete reply

*reminds TEdee * You know it Obeys your mental commands Before Roses right...which means rose may be riding but...You're steering *evil grin*
Sheela 16th Aug 2014, 11:22 PM edit delete reply

Next you know, TeeDee rides around on a Feral Rose !

And the earth shook with fear !
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