Comic 1084 - Complications...

5th Oct 2014, 9:00 PM
Average Rating: 5 (22 votes)

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Centcomm 5th Oct 2014, 9:00 PM edit delete
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jamie59 5th Oct 2014, 9:06 PM edit delete reply

Dolly gets to feel what it's like from the other side. Doesn't Ceci get her energy from food like a human? Dolly too.
Centcomm 5th Oct 2014, 10:20 PM edit delete reply

Dolly does.. she has a Bio Reactor..

Ceci is powered by a micro fusion plant.. but the girl doesn't know that.. all Ceci needs is food for her organics.. Like a Terminator
Pirtnac 6th Oct 2014, 11:08 AM edit delete reply
Like a Terminator? She's pretty much a T-X that doesn't need to be concerned about chasing people around particle accelerators.
Centcomm 6th Oct 2014, 10:51 PM edit delete reply

hehe point..
The Old Scribe 5th Oct 2014, 9:32 PM edit delete reply

Amalthea is the Eyes and Ears of New Roma no doubt. One would think how convenient it is to have your very own upstairs maid while you're here ... never realizing it's keeping track of your every movement and syllable spoken and transmitting it all back to Security.

I wonder if all 'guests' of New Roma are extended this courtesy? Given Prince Douchebag's rampant paranoia, I wouldn't be surprised.
Howard 5th Oct 2014, 9:43 PM edit delete reply
But she is human right? I mean the eyes are human anyway
Centcomm 5th Oct 2014, 10:23 PM edit delete reply

Generally a Guest at the Black Palace has a servant assigned to them this is two fold.. one she can keep a eye on them , also she is to make there stay as pleasant as possible .. however she is NOT required to have sex or do anything she does not wish to. or that is unreasonable..
CptKerion 5th Oct 2014, 10:47 PM edit delete reply
Keep an eye on them, make a show of hospitality.
Their presence helps keep the behind the scenes system civil and short on daggers.
Centcomm 5th Oct 2014, 10:57 PM edit delete reply

Sheela 6th Oct 2014, 2:08 PM edit delete reply

Kinda like a confidential maid of a modern hotel.

They see all sorts of things that only their direct superiors ever hear about.
Kitty 6th Oct 2014, 5:58 PM edit delete reply
Sheela, don't kid yourself. The rest of housekeeping hears alllll about it....on the quiet, but yeah...
Centcomm 6th Oct 2014, 10:50 PM edit delete reply

yes they do...
Sheela 7th Oct 2014, 8:04 AM edit delete reply

That's the difference on regular maids and confidential maids.

Regular maids tell it to every staff member.
A confidential maid has a written NDA hanging over her head.
Howard 5th Oct 2014, 9:42 PM edit delete reply
Dear lord every girl in this world is amazingly beautiful! I mean I understand the androids are all perfect but even the human slave girls? But then I guess if she is a slave girl for "Guest Quarters" so they would make sure she is cute.
Centcomm 5th Oct 2014, 10:21 PM edit delete reply

Actually.. you might want to take another look at her.. and Yes actually almost ALL the palace slave girls are cute. they are after all hand picked... and Roma is not above a little creative Bio tech..
Pirtnac 6th Oct 2014, 11:10 AM edit delete reply
Ah, I thought the medical stamp on her arm meant she was on loan from the local Doc (Possibly revealing a mystery contact along the way).
mjkj 6th Oct 2014, 4:37 AM edit delete reply

seconded, Howard
Sheela 6th Oct 2014, 2:09 PM edit delete reply

That said, it's also a case of most models made for Daz is good looking ones, a sub set of the "Hollywood Comely" TV trope.
Stormwind13 6th Oct 2014, 1:57 PM edit delete reply

When you have the biotech that is available Howard, there is no reason for people to NOT be beautiful. But CentComm does a great job in showing us the beautiful people for sure. Especially the women. :-)

Edit: And Sheela has a point. DAZ has a lot of models that are... well MODEL beautiful. :-)
Rashala 5th Oct 2014, 10:08 PM edit delete reply

walls have ears?

in that place the wall probally have Eyes ears, Radar, and every kind of Detector imaginable...and probally a few corpses inside em too
Centcomm 5th Oct 2014, 10:23 PM edit delete reply

.. probably knowing Decimus ..
Rashala 5th Oct 2014, 10:43 PM edit delete reply

Soooo what are the chances of Gettting Teedee Super soused on Hard eggnog and having her and Ada dressing up as sexy reindeer to go with the Sexy elf Dolly, Ceci, Rose, and Centy? Even give Tedee the red nose ;)
Centcomm 5th Oct 2014, 10:56 PM edit delete reply

Umm yo Know Teedee wont stay drunk longer than fifteen min ? she paid good credits for filters :D soooo small chance :D
Rashala 6th Oct 2014, 1:15 PM edit delete reply

hey All we need is 15 minutes........GEt her in it Snap the pic and RUN!!!!
Sheela 6th Oct 2014, 2:14 PM edit delete reply

Don't panic, I know some good russian vodka that'll keep TeeDee iniebrated for hours on end. :D

Besides, I kinda think TeeDee would have some fun being Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer, and bring skill upgrades to all the zero chassis android in town.

After all, it would piss off Prince Douchebag to no end, and she would ENJOY that. :D
Stormwind13 6th Oct 2014, 1:59 PM edit delete reply

I think it is kind of funny that CeCi was warning about that when up popped some of the ears she was talking about! And they are CUTE ears at that. :-D
Rashala 6th Oct 2014, 10:36 PM edit delete reply

I am hearing lots of support for this!

So maybe tedee will have to :)
cattservant 5th Oct 2014, 10:40 PM edit delete reply

Roman candles!
Centcomm 5th Oct 2014, 10:56 PM edit delete reply

or is that candies :D
Sheela 6th Oct 2014, 2:14 PM edit delete reply

Nah, douse the douchebag in petrol and set fire to him, and you get a lovely roman candle. :D
Haegan2005 6th Oct 2014, 5:26 PM edit delete reply

I like the way Sheela thinks!
Stormwind13 6th Oct 2014, 7:11 PM edit delete reply

I second (or third it) that thought, Sheela! :-D Though it actually may be too QUICK of a demise for Douchebag.
CptKerion 7th Oct 2014, 9:34 AM edit delete reply
ideally, set him on fire with a roman candle firework, to make it a little worse.
Centcomm 7th Oct 2014, 10:13 AM edit delete reply

hehe poor deck
CptKerion 5th Oct 2014, 10:49 PM edit delete reply
Is it just me, or does she have a tattoo of the caduceus or a variant there of on her arm?
Centcomm 5th Oct 2014, 10:56 PM edit delete reply

Nope not just you..
CptKerion 5th Oct 2014, 11:01 PM edit delete reply
Zoomed in and looked closer.
Yep. Clear and obvious
I highly doubt this person to be a simple servant.
In fact, I'd go so far to say that this person may be an aforementioned friend *eyebrow wiggle* you know, of Helen.

As a side note, nice touch that comes with registering, you get spell check in this little box.
Centcomm 6th Oct 2014, 12:02 AM edit delete reply

Heheh we shall see..
Timotheus 6th Oct 2014, 12:05 AM edit delete reply

Imperial household slave.
Centcomm 6th Oct 2014, 1:12 AM edit delete reply

Draginbeard 5th Oct 2014, 11:44 PM edit delete reply

This makes perfect sense to me. Also love that Dolly didnt anticipate getting a servant, and thinking she could let down her guard. Ceci is wiser than she lets on.
Centcomm 6th Oct 2014, 12:02 AM edit delete reply

She is indeed :D Well if anyone remembers Dolly was warned by Dusty this could happen ..
Sheela 6th Oct 2014, 2:16 PM edit delete reply

True, though Dolly probably thought that having Ceci as her personal servant, would mean she wouldn't have to have a regular slave around.

Oh well, she'll just have to adjust.
But then, Dolly is good at thinking laterally, so she might turn it into an davantage.
Stormwind13 6th Oct 2014, 2:00 PM edit delete reply

I think Dolly is more used to BEING the servant not having a servant, Draginbeard. :-D
Centcomm 7th Oct 2014, 10:17 AM edit delete reply

certainly.. Dolly has done everything from Diaper changes to sorting Mail for the Taylors. lot of Glamorous ( hah hah ) jobs there. although her official title is Head of Security.
Stormwind13 7th Oct 2014, 3:04 PM edit delete reply

Dolly's title SHOULD be, Aunt Dolly. That is really what she has been/is/will be as long as she lives. She is a HUGE part of that family, the glue that holds it altogether.
Timotheus 6th Oct 2014, 12:04 AM edit delete reply

So the bath has been sitting there getting colder and colder for how long? Or did she really just draw them a picture of a bath, as in one of those Victorian landscapes of a Roman ruin?
Centcomm 6th Oct 2014, 1:11 AM edit delete reply

Are you kidding.. the tub has a heater.. no cold baths here..

well they have a cold bath too.. :D
Dragonrider 6th Oct 2014, 12:08 AM edit delete reply

Thicker and thicker becomes the plots behind the plots behind the plots ad infinitium.
Centcomm 6th Oct 2014, 1:11 AM edit delete reply

worlds within worlds.. :D
Stormwind13 6th Oct 2014, 3:08 AM edit delete reply

Amalthea is lucky that she didn't wind up with a gun in her face. Surprising someone with the skills to take out Dari in the brutal manner evidenced from her body is NOT someone I would want to surprise!

And CeCi looks a little surprised (to me) in that third panel. Like, who is this we have been saddled with?

And in that fourth panel, something looks odd about Almathea's eyes. The pupils aren't round... or is it me?
Centcomm 6th Oct 2014, 3:10 AM edit delete reply

Dolly knows better than to draw first.. her hand may go to the gun but she would not draw unless a clear threat was there..

as for Amalthea .. well .. smiles..
cattservant 6th Oct 2014, 5:58 AM edit delete reply

The Archpriest is known
to have a thing for catgirls...
Sheela 6th Oct 2014, 2:21 PM edit delete reply

Indeed, the archpriest would be a prime suspect for something like this.
And wouldn't he just love to look at Dolly .. IN GREAT DETAIL ?
Stormwind13 6th Oct 2014, 7:07 PM edit delete reply

Most males would LOVE to get a good, detailed, hands ON look at Dolly... Or CeCi, Sheela.
Sheela 7th Oct 2014, 8:07 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, but Archpriest Setorious looks closer than most.

.. he uses a microsope 'n' everything.
Stormwind13 6th Oct 2014, 2:33 PM edit delete reply

Maybe cat. To me though almost looks like snake eyes. Makes me wonder if she is ONLY a personal servant. Or could she be an assassin acting as a personal servant. Snake lady with retractable fangs, anyone? :-D

In case the 'guest' isn't exactly what they appear to be. Then you have an agent in position to deal with them.
Haegan2005 6th Oct 2014, 5:44 PM edit delete reply

I note that Ceci has the same expression from the point the doors opened. Or at least once they realized someone was there. I don't think its shock, I think it is a Ceci who is very intently analyzing the surprise in their room.
Centcomm 6th Oct 2014, 10:49 PM edit delete reply

I think you are right..
velvetsanity 6th Oct 2014, 3:22 AM edit delete reply

Is that surprise, shock, or horror on Ceci's face in panel 3?
Sheela 6th Oct 2014, 2:21 PM edit delete reply

In the third panel, CeCi looks like she's thinking :
"An induction charger ? Gods, don't tell me they expect me to ... "
And then the rest was xxx-rated.
Centcomm 6th Oct 2014, 10:49 PM edit delete reply

LOL ok that is NOT what she meant >_<
Sheela 7th Oct 2014, 8:08 AM edit delete reply

She ?
CptKerion 7th Oct 2014, 9:38 AM edit delete reply
Since it's an induction charger, there isn't that inconvenience.
Were it a conduction based charger, possible, but since it's induction it probably would be a case of grab a news paper and lean against it.
Centcomm 7th Oct 2014, 10:19 AM edit delete reply

Most Androids need additional power from time to time.. the induction Charger is how they get that .. normally a Android spends about 4 hours "sleeping" per night or whenever.. they use this time as we do sleep to sort and file memory's and such. and unlike a pure Machine .. they can dream.
mjkj 6th Oct 2014, 4:37 AM edit delete reply

Great :)

...and yeah, Amalthea is beautiful (at least what I can see of her) - though what is that a tattoo on her arm?

PS: I like the new vote incentive. Is that Nox and Noctis?
Centcomm 6th Oct 2014, 2:36 PM edit delete reply

Yes it is .. :D

The tattoo is a mark from the Church of Genetic Purity..
DizzasterJuice 6th Oct 2014, 5:48 AM edit delete reply

Well isn't she a cutie.
edit: just noticed her collar, indentured servant or slave maybe? nvm, just read your comment above about the palace slave girls.
Centcomm 6th Oct 2014, 2:38 PM edit delete reply

heehehe :D
Stever 6th Oct 2014, 12:27 PM edit delete reply

It's always a good time for a bath ;D
Stormwind13 6th Oct 2014, 2:37 PM edit delete reply

What I think is it would be a good idea for us (the readers) to SEE said bath this time (unlike in Logrin's bunker, CentComm). :-D

Anyone ELSE think so?
Centcomm 6th Oct 2014, 2:38 PM edit delete reply

Oh yes .. yes it is :D
Matt Knab 6th Oct 2014, 12:49 PM edit delete reply

Full service accommodations. That...or a pair of eyes and ears on all guests. o.O
Centcomm 6th Oct 2014, 2:38 PM edit delete reply

Sheela 6th Oct 2014, 2:55 PM edit delete reply

A bath full of eyes ?

... ewwww!
Haegan2005 6th Oct 2014, 5:30 PM edit delete reply

The I's have it!
Centcomm 6th Oct 2014, 8:52 PM edit delete reply

KarToon12 6th Oct 2014, 6:38 PM edit delete reply

Judging by the servant's face there in that bottom panel, she's not a particularly happy camper. She's either tired, or possibly feels guilty for having to keep watch over the two new "guests".
Stormwind13 6th Oct 2014, 7:01 PM edit delete reply

I wonder if she is concerned about 'failing' in her task, KarToon. And being punished for her failures. If the guest don't like how she does her 'job', it could be rough on her. Think about the rulers of Nova Roma that she might have to answer to. Douchebag, Kali... even Maxus LOOKS scary. :-)
Centcomm 6th Oct 2014, 8:52 PM edit delete reply

Little from column A and a little column B?
CptKerion 7th Oct 2014, 9:44 AM edit delete reply
The other possibility is that her immediate superior, or her superior a step or two above that may also be a pretty awful person.

Any possibilities of columns C through Z?
Centcomm 7th Oct 2014, 10:19 AM edit delete reply

yep ..
Calisa 7th Oct 2014, 3:59 PM edit delete reply

Amalthea is so cute. :3
Centcomm 7th Oct 2014, 4:49 PM edit delete reply

She really is.. and shes a good person :D
Haegan2005 7th Oct 2014, 6:25 PM edit delete reply

Why is that name familiar?
Centcomm 7th Oct 2014, 6:39 PM edit delete reply

" The Last unicorn.. " :D
velvetsanity 7th Oct 2014, 6:46 PM edit delete reply

I love that movie
Stormwind13 7th Oct 2014, 7:07 PM edit delete reply

Lord... I haven't seen that movie in decades... It was a good movie though, at the time. :-)
Haegan2005 7th Oct 2014, 7:59 PM edit delete reply

While I have HEARD of it, I have never seen it. I did wiki it tonight after reading your posts.

I read a lot as well as cruise the web finding interesting comics. Like this one!

It is a beautiful sounding name and I suspect that it has been used several times before. I have even used several similar sounding names in my own writing over the past several years. I just cannot pin down where I saw this one.

Course my memory is bad enough that Sheela keeps successfully raiding my toes while I am reading DataChasers... ;)
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