Comic 1074 - Blunt instruments...

16th Sep 2014, 9:00 PM
Blunt instruments...
Average Rating: 5 (22 votes)
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Haegan2005 16th Sep 2014, 9:07 PM edit delete reply

Hmmm. Evidently not all the Troy androids are equally in the know.

"Didn't we spray for pests." OMG! I laughed at that one. This time with no unfortunate tea nearby!
Stormwind13 17th Sep 2014, 2:58 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, Haegan that is a GREAT line. Rose, take a bow for that one!
Tokyo Rose 17th Sep 2014, 4:05 AM edit delete reply

That one was actually Cent's! :D
Haegan2005 17th Sep 2014, 5:19 AM edit delete reply

Rose, your rubbing off on Cent!
anonymous coward 17th Sep 2014, 7:41 AM edit delete reply
I've clearly spent too much time writing up and auditing termination cause paperwork: "[...] your rubbing off on [...]" seemed like it was a reference to something private instead of just a typo. *goes for some liquor*
Centcomm 17th Sep 2014, 3:23 PM edit delete reply

at anon LOL !
Stormwind13 17th Sep 2014, 2:14 PM edit delete reply

What? CentComm did that? Inconceivable! :-D
Sheela 17th Sep 2014, 3:18 PM edit delete reply

*now has mental image of Centcomm being rubbed with Rose*

*brain implodes*
Centcomm 17th Sep 2014, 3:23 PM edit delete reply

At Sheela .. Wheeee!
Centcomm 17th Sep 2014, 3:22 PM edit delete reply

hehe i pleased Rose actually liked that one made me giggle :D
anonymous coward 18th Sep 2014, 7:32 AM edit delete reply
"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."

Nietzsche forgot, 'Pay not overmuch attention to the activities of perverts who get fired for browsing porn on work computers, it'll give you an even filthier mind over time.'
Sheela 19th Sep 2014, 12:49 AM edit delete reply

If you gaze into the internet, the porn gazes back at you!
jamie59 16th Sep 2014, 9:13 PM edit delete reply

Roma's Teedee & Ada.
Centcomm 17th Sep 2014, 3:23 PM edit delete reply

yeah except whos Ada?
jamie59 17th Sep 2014, 5:58 PM edit delete reply

The short haired one.
cattservant 16th Sep 2014, 9:13 PM edit delete reply

Daddy never gave Noctis
the keys for the T-Bird!
Stormwind13 17th Sep 2014, 2:57 AM edit delete reply

Definitely not, Cat. She went to the library like she said. :-D
Dragonrider 17th Sep 2014, 10:46 AM edit delete reply

Oh Hell no Cat she beat him up and took them.
Sheela 17th Sep 2014, 3:19 PM edit delete reply

But when she went out for a drive, the T-bird was gone, it had been hotwired by Malati and she had gone for a joyride. :D
Centcomm 17th Sep 2014, 3:24 PM edit delete reply

Noctis ripped them from his still steaming hand...
velvetsanity 17th Sep 2014, 7:41 PM edit delete reply

Blasted ear worms
Rashala 16th Sep 2014, 9:58 PM edit delete reply

this looks ominious......
Centcomm 17th Sep 2014, 3:24 PM edit delete reply

very much so//
plymayer 16th Sep 2014, 10:22 PM edit delete reply

Creepy looking one. I like her.
Centcomm 17th Sep 2014, 3:25 PM edit delete reply

hank you .. Noctis's design goes totally to Rose. I just cleaned up her shaderers and such ..
Stormwind13 17th Sep 2014, 4:53 PM edit delete reply

So Rose is responsible for those Devil eyes, eh? Somehow that does NOT surprise me. :-p
plymayer 16th Sep 2014, 10:25 PM edit delete reply

Strikes me as the type who you don't have to fear unless you give her a reason to make you afraid.
Tokyo Rose 17th Sep 2014, 4:09 AM edit delete reply

Malati's hobby is making people as uncomfortable and creeped-out as she possibly can. Some have more easily-pushable buttons than others. :)
Dragonrider 17th Sep 2014, 11:00 AM edit delete reply

Isn't she the one that was sent to replace the guard that developed terminal breathing complications outside Acantha's suite? Then she just stared at the other Centurion till he was ready to pee his pants and the one Maxus said had a sense of humor?
Stormwind13 17th Sep 2014, 2:15 PM edit delete reply

Yup Dragonrider. Her sense of humor seems to be VERY odd though.
velvetsanity 17th Sep 2014, 7:46 PM edit delete reply

For me, people with a sense of humor like Malati's are a lot of fun to be around. Especially around Halloween :D

Malati must LOVE pulling Halloween pranks (if Halloween still exists)
Sheela 19th Sep 2014, 12:51 AM edit delete reply

For Malati, it's halloween ALL YEAR ROUND ! :D
mjkj 17th Sep 2014, 12:36 AM edit delete reply

Nice. :D

I believe dari will get a sense of doom soon. :)

Somehow I like these two. And I like Malati's humor. :D
Stormwind13 17th Sep 2014, 3:01 AM edit delete reply

Get a sense of doom, mjkj? Dari should have gotten that when Dolly beat her senseless earlier! Now it REALLY is setting in confronting Cassians.
mjkj 17th Sep 2014, 4:51 AM edit delete reply

Yep, you said it: should!

...but by now it really should have registered with her...
Haegan2005 17th Sep 2014, 5:20 AM edit delete reply

Well, I think we agree that Dari is KINDA dense...
Centcomm 17th Sep 2014, 3:25 PM edit delete reply

hehe wait till you see whats coming :D
mjkj 17th Sep 2014, 11:42 PM edit delete reply

Ok. :D

*starts waiting*

Haegan2005 17th Sep 2014, 4:53 AM edit delete reply

By the way, it is interesting to finally really see their point of view. The question is, what will they do when they find out? It will be interesting to truly see where their loyalty lays.

I have the feeling that Kali would have killed the Prince some time ago had she not had Valerius place that particular override on her.
xpacetrue 17th Sep 2014, 12:24 PM edit delete reply

"I have the feeling that Kali would have killed the Prince some time ago had she not had Valerius place that particular override on her."

From what I can tell, Kali seems to WANT to do what is best for Nova Roma. If it weren't for the programming, she might have considered having the prince removed. That is, arranging someone else to do the deed. But such plans carry a high degree of risk. Even if it worked flawlessly, protecting Prince Douchebag is a big part of her job and failure risks termination. Thing is, Kali seems to value her own hide and is extremely calculating. So I'm not so sure she would. That said: Looking the other way while a malcontent did the deed, esp. if made to look like an accident, might be more likely.

BTW: Kali would realize that if an android where to kill the Prince Regent, the political and public backlash against androids in Nova Roma would be extreme. They -already- distrust them and treat them worse than slaves. Imagine how they'd react if an andy murdered their leader?
Sheela 17th Sep 2014, 3:23 PM edit delete reply

Their loyalty may be programmed, but that doesn't mean it's not whole-hearted.

I suspect that Kali would gladly give her life if it would improve life for New Rome to a significant degree.
Centcomm 17th Sep 2014, 3:26 PM edit delete reply

Kali has already explained her view point way back to Maxus..
Kitty 17th Sep 2014, 5:32 PM edit delete reply
I seem to remember her saying that she was Nova Roma. I'm too lazy to try to find it right now, though.
Hydrargyrum 17th Sep 2014, 6:13 PM edit delete reply

Discussions and tactics; Kali won't directly help Maxus remove Total Psycho Dickhead but she will support Acantha indirectly. A deeper question to ponder is whether there's more to Maxus's peace than Irene.
velvetsanity 17th Sep 2014, 8:04 PM edit delete reply

There is. The contingencies, for one. Also, he's viewing things strategically. His situation also makes taking action difficult, politically. I think more than anything he's waiting for the right circumstances before he takes action
Tokyo Rose 18th Sep 2014, 3:26 PM edit delete reply

In that scene, Kali asked if "his peace" was what Maxus had in mind to protect the girls; she was asking if he intended to put them into Irene's keeping temporarily, that's all. (The name "Irene" literally means "peace"; I was being cute with the wording to foreshadow her a little. :D)
Centcomm 18th Sep 2014, 4:19 PM edit delete reply

and this is why we adore Rose :D
Sheela 19th Sep 2014, 12:53 AM edit delete reply


But seeing Rose using the word "cute" about herself is kinda scary!
Hydrargyrum 19th Sep 2014, 4:56 PM edit delete reply

That's interesting, Rose. I vaguely remember the Horae from Greco-Roman history class but I'd never read up on Eirene.
Stoski 17th Sep 2014, 4:55 AM edit delete reply
Dolly can easily fool people into believing she is human, will Noctis be as easily deceived?
Stormwind13 17th Sep 2014, 2:21 PM edit delete reply

And that is the question that is about to be answered, Stoski. Can she pass the enhanced senses of suspicious androids?

She was already semi-busted by a gene modified cat back in Logrin's bunker. Dusty detected her newness and heard her speed squeaking with CeCi.

If Dolly gets detected here though, I fear the consequences would be MUCH more serious than it was with Dusty.
Centcomm 17th Sep 2014, 3:26 PM edit delete reply

we shall see wont we...
VanEzzania 17th Sep 2014, 5:51 AM edit delete reply

My God is Noctis creepy as hell!
Dragonrider 17th Sep 2014, 11:03 AM edit delete reply

She might be teachers pet as someone else said kinda reminds me of TeeDee. Can you imagine what a team-up of TeeDee and Noctis would mean to the human race?
Stormwind13 17th Sep 2014, 2:56 PM edit delete reply

What human race, Dragonrider? :-p
Centcomm 17th Sep 2014, 3:21 PM edit delete reply

Yes she is :D - we geared her spicificly to take full advantage of the "uncanny valley " she has no emotions even if she feels them she never smiles or frowns.. its always the same even expression .. its actually hard for me to remember to NOT give her emotions D:
velvetsanity 17th Sep 2014, 7:30 PM edit delete reply

Sounds kind of like Wednesday Addams. Who showed less facial expression than, well, inanimate objects. She might raise an eyebrow if she desired more information, but that's about it
Centcomm 18th Sep 2014, 2:32 PM edit delete reply

good compairson
Draginbeard 17th Sep 2014, 7:03 AM edit delete reply

Both of them have a 'creature not of this earth' look to them.

I half expect if you looked at their electronic book collection, it would include the following volumes:

'Secrets, and How to Extract Them.' By Inquisitor Malicious Delight.

'The Modern Hill Billy Guide to Improvised Entrees.' (the page with the marinade recipe for RACK of MAN being bookmarked) By Renal McCoy.

'Secrets, and How to Extract Them; SLOWLY.' Also by Inquisitor Malicious Delight.

'The Interrogators Guide to Translating Primal Screams' By Pan Tang.

'Effective Containment on a Budget.' By Nohols Barr.

'Entrail Balloon Animals, for Fun and Profit.' By Stretch Armstrong.

And at least one (of 34 in total) volume of 'Nothing to see Here. The Intelligence Professionals guide to Collateral Damage, and how to make it look like natural causes.' By Reinhard Heydrich LXXIX.
Stormwind13 17th Sep 2014, 2:23 PM edit delete reply

LOL Draginbeard. Interesting collection, I think you might be onto something.
Rashala 17th Sep 2014, 4:24 PM edit delete reply

you forgot my book.

Sanity and Insanity. The fine line between. How to torture someone and never over step it in 10 easy lessons
By Rashala..
Centcomm 17th Sep 2014, 3:19 PM edit delete reply

LOL I am SO making these actual books :D LOVE this :D
Rashala 17th Sep 2014, 7:32 PM edit delete reply

*puts up a new book* 10001 Creative and "Survivable"~ Interrogation techniques

By Tedee

~*By survivable The author means a person will Live through it with Brain functions but possibly not much else*
Draginbeard 18th Sep 2014, 2:23 PM edit delete reply

Kinda think TeeDee would have less of a desire to write anything helpful.

On the other hand, maybe a YouTube style video series called
'Hit it Until it Stops Moving. A Mother-Fucking Guide of Ordinance to Kill For.'
Centcomm 18th Sep 2014, 2:33 PM edit delete reply

I could see her doing that..
Rashala 18th Sep 2014, 6:13 PM edit delete reply

after TEdde's Answer to my first question I ghost wrote the book for her :)
KarToon12 17th Sep 2014, 8:29 AM edit delete reply

Gotta' love those neat eyes they have. :)
Centcomm 17th Sep 2014, 3:18 PM edit delete reply

yep - Malati's are pure chrome :D that made them a bit difficult to do right :D
XMinusOne 17th Sep 2014, 11:08 AM edit delete reply
Kali and Noctis must have modeled after the same design prototype; ArtiLife Mk IX 'Spooky and Intimidating Warrior/Enforcer'. They both give a new dimension to the term 'dead eyes'. Wait until they meet Ceci.
Stormwind13 17th Sep 2014, 2:23 PM edit delete reply

Deadeyes meeting Bright Eyes, XMinus? :-D
Centcomm 17th Sep 2014, 3:27 PM edit delete reply

hehe I like that :D
highlander55 17th Sep 2014, 4:02 PM edit delete reply

Maybe she paid 10 packs of Cool's and had someone in the Slam shine her eyes!
Stormwind13 17th Sep 2014, 4:57 PM edit delete reply

Then killed them and collected her Cool's back, highlander.
Centcomm 18th Sep 2014, 2:34 PM edit delete reply

Yep .. and kept his skull as a ash tray
Sheela 19th Sep 2014, 12:56 AM edit delete reply

CeCi is so gonna trip over their eyes and think they are WAY cool.
... might even ask mommy for some too.
Matt Knab 17th Sep 2014, 12:20 PM edit delete reply

You are the worst at fun.
Centcomm 17th Sep 2014, 3:29 PM edit delete reply

I think Malati and your character Douglas should go on a date :D ( from twlight trust )
Matt Knab 17th Sep 2014, 6:03 PM edit delete reply

Haha, YES. THAT would be quite the sight to see.
DizzasterJuice 18th Sep 2014, 6:33 AM edit delete reply

Spooky girls. Usually you have to go to an emo/punk club to meet girls like that... or a bowling alley.
Centcomm 18th Sep 2014, 11:14 AM edit delete reply

hehe point :D
Howard 18th Sep 2014, 1:50 PM edit delete reply
Its kinda weird picking apart each page with you guys after spending last week binge reading like 300+ comics to get caught up. talk about get off a jet and into a biplane!
Howard 18th Sep 2014, 1:51 PM edit delete reply
Of course I do get to enjoy the artwork more now.
Centcomm 18th Sep 2014, 2:34 PM edit delete reply

hehe well feel free to join in the discussions :D
Sheela 19th Sep 2014, 12:58 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, and don't worry about the commenteers, we don't bite, we just .. slobber a bit.
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