Comic 1106 - Memory Shards 07

23rd Nov 2014, 9:00 PM
Memory Shards 07
Average Rating: 5 (21 votes)

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Centcomm 23rd Nov 2014, 9:52 PM edit delete
sorry I haven't been commenting much - been really really busy with stuff and right now im sick. wound up in the Hospital the other day - so thats NOT fun - Please check out Patreon or the other Donate button if you are able to - it will help a lot ! - and even if you cant we still love you guys to pieces !
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jamie59 23rd Nov 2014, 9:10 PM edit delete reply

And Centcomm will recieve a full report.
Centcomm 23rd Nov 2014, 9:53 PM edit delete reply

yes but its unlikely Cent will actually act on it.. she has a lot of city to manage.
MirrorField 23rd Nov 2014, 11:01 PM edit delete reply
Given our revelations about CC:s relationship with the Taylors... Unless ol' CC is incompetent, she'll have stratospherically high priority flags on anything related to Taylors. She might take no <em>visible</em> action, but you can be sure that anything related will be quietly and thoroughly scrutinized.
Sheela 24th Nov 2014, 10:59 AM edit delete reply

Scrutinized, yes ... but it's low priority enough to be left for the slow CPU cycles to deal with.
Speedy Marsh 20th Mar 2017, 12:47 PM edit delete reply
Of course, It wouldn't take Cent long to schedule mandatory weekly colonoscopies for him, for the next 10 to 20 years.

"Sorry, sir. We're still looking for Dolly's missing boot."

"But, she never even kicked me!"

"That's not what our records show. Your file says that she kicked you 'six ways to Sunday', whatever that means."

"The kicking was metaphorical!"

"So was the boot. But the orders from Centcomm are not. I tell you what, this time I'll 'forget' to used the refrigerated lubricant. She'll probably let it slide, this once."

"Ha... ha... ha. :p ... But, thanks."
Skweeee 23rd Nov 2014, 9:17 PM edit delete reply

I like how she drops jackass' hand like a kid drops a ball after being called home for lunch.
Centcomm 23rd Nov 2014, 9:53 PM edit delete reply

Yep Dolly does not want to get on NTPDs bad side...
Tokyo Rose 23rd Nov 2014, 11:40 PM edit delete reply

Dude is no longer anything resembling a threat. The local street-cleaning bots will probably have to do a double pass to clean all the pee off the concrete, though.
Dragonrider 24th Nov 2014, 12:11 PM edit delete reply

Now apologize to NTPD because of the stain and odor they have to endure in their vehicle due to this jerkwad.
Fairportfan 23rd Nov 2014, 10:21 PM edit delete reply

"Thank you..."

Centcomm 24th Nov 2014, 5:30 AM edit delete reply

Yep :D
plymayer 23rd Nov 2014, 10:54 PM edit delete reply

The police. You know what they say, when you need them they are always just 2 minutes away.

Always looked up to the cops. Some bad ones have left bad marks in the world. Still, I'd like to believe most of them join the police to do good.
Tokyo Rose 23rd Nov 2014, 11:40 PM edit delete reply

"When seconds count, the police are only minutes away" is the cynical quote I've heard before.
highlander55 24th Nov 2014, 5:01 AM edit delete reply

@Rose, the rest goes, " and that's why I carry"
XMinusOne 25th Nov 2014, 11:17 AM edit delete reply
Roger that. I can' t carry a cop, so I carry a gun.
Draginbeard 23rd Nov 2014, 11:35 PM edit delete reply

Interested to see how the future police handle something like this. What it looks like vs. What actually happened.

What if the victim is too afraid to tell the truth (as often happens in domestic abuse)?
Tokyo Rose 23rd Nov 2014, 11:47 PM edit delete reply

Law enforcement can extrapolate a great deal from physical evidence. A victim doesn't necessarily have to speak for the truth to be known.
Centcomm 24th Nov 2014, 5:30 AM edit delete reply

I think you will be pleased - surprised at what happens ..
Sheela 24th Nov 2014, 11:02 AM edit delete reply

I'm guessing that since androids have CPU's in their brains and perfect recall from memory, that they could create a video feed of what happened afterwards, from their memory.

With a video from both Dolly and Minx, the evidence would be pretty overwhelming.
Draginbeard 25th Nov 2014, 12:03 AM edit delete reply

Sure, as long as her owners didnt tamper with Minx's recording programing. Im thinking her owner(s) might not want that kind evidence against them available for the authorities to see.

"Gee officer, guess her playback caught some garble that day. We will have to get her to the shop this week and iron out the issue, won't we little lady?"

And then there is always a way to jam and/or manipulate video. Hard to say how easy it is for the person with the right skill set to get in and tamper around.

Sheela 25th Nov 2014, 9:24 AM edit delete reply

And that is why the NTDP and the military police have access to the good Doctor Silver at the drop of a hat.

She could probably both make sure a proper video was generated, plus tell them if the memory had been tampered with.

There's a good reason she's being paid big bucks for her work.
Plus, with her attitude regarding law and android rights, she'd be just the kind of person the cops would like on their side. :)
Stormwind13 25th Nov 2014, 3:03 PM edit delete reply

I wonder if they did back then, Sheela. This is about 13 plus years in the past, I think.
Tokyo Rose 25th Nov 2014, 5:34 PM edit delete reply

It's not just Dr. Silver; there ARE professional analysts on tap to examine visual and audio recordings for signs of tampering. Law enforcement finds them very useful. :)
DLKmusic 23rd Nov 2014, 11:38 PM edit delete reply

Sorry to hear about the trip to the hospital, Cent. I hope you're alright! We love your work, so get well so you can make lots more of it!!!!

BTW, as Velvetsanity so succinctly pointed out in the last strip, as the Taylor family bodyguard, the police are going to quickly see which side of thier bread is buttered here, as it were
Centcomm 24th Nov 2014, 5:32 AM edit delete reply

Thank you ..

and yes Dolly holds a pretty high place but she cant just willy nilly ignore New Troy law she can still get into a lot of trouble.

If she makes a bad call
Sheela 24th Nov 2014, 11:06 AM edit delete reply

Aye, get well soon. :)

And Dolly probably have enough experience with the law, to avoid the worst pitfalls, if not evade them entirely.
And even if she did, Calliope would probably hire a lawyer so good, the police would never want to run a case against her ever again.

Heck, for all we know, and considering how Dolly tends to act - The police have probably seen her save stray people before and they have already made dolly a honoary police woman. XD
Haegan2005 23rd Nov 2014, 11:43 PM edit delete reply

Nothing like a wee bit of name dropping to make sure the officer is listening!

Dolly has always been straight and to the point in dealing with others. My minds eye paints her as being unshakable under most any circumstance.

Though I can see her being struck speechless every now and then by the Taylor family antics.
Tokyo Rose 23rd Nov 2014, 11:49 PM edit delete reply

She's had to deal with three generations of kids. They still manage to surprise her now and then.

To (probably mis)quote Jeremy from "Barry Ween": "We're ten years old! Who knows why we do anything? I put eight bananas in our pool filter this morning for NO REASON!"
Centcomm 24th Nov 2014, 5:34 AM edit delete reply

Not to mention most of them have been super smart girls who are highly independent ...

Like the time she ( Lynn ) Gave Mary a Makeover while she was out cold for a diagnostics .. it wasnt pretty .. washable.. but not pretty ..
Sheela 24th Nov 2014, 11:08 AM edit delete reply

Ah, but at the same time it has also tought Dolly to learn how to think of alternative solutions.

Three generations of smart kids would make Dolly the best at lateral thinking and spontanious problem solutions.
Haegan2005 24th Nov 2014, 6:17 PM edit delete reply

I whole heartedly agree with Sheela. As difficult as herding them may be, she has become adept at it. Which says a lot about her and how she thinks as well.

What is obvious to Dolly, may not be obvious to the rest of us! 'Lateral' thinking indeed! :D
Stormwind13 24th Nov 2014, 6:43 PM edit delete reply

Very true Haegan. Dolly has dealt with 3 different, but inventive and intelligent young ladies. So she has to have developed a way to stay ahead of them, keep them safe without stunting their growth.

I also like Dolly's reaction to finding out about Minx being on her third body, at an obviously young age. :-D Wants to know how the 'child' managed to need three bodies already.
Sheela 25th Nov 2014, 9:19 AM edit delete reply

That actually struck me as kinda funny, because since Minx is on her third body, she could concievably be quite old.

Meanwhile, Dolly is still in her first body (not counting the zero).
Stormwind13 25th Nov 2014, 3:04 PM edit delete reply

Well true, Sheela. I kind of cheated though, I know it has to be 13 plus years in the past... Fallon was still alive and Lynn just turned 18.

Which would mean that Minx was 9 or 10 years old. Cheating and looking at her bio on the cast page. :-)
Sheela 25th Nov 2014, 3:26 PM edit delete reply

I was trying to see it from Dolly's perspective .. she doesn't know how old Minx is, at the time this is happening.
Centcomm 25th Nov 2014, 4:41 PM edit delete reply

Minx.. has bad luck.. loads of it.. in spades..She lost her first body within a week at her first job. working in a aircraft repair hangar she was in the wrong place at the wrong time when someone lit of the drive and her body was nearly incinerated. -- How she lost the other one has not been revealed ..
Stormwind13 25th Nov 2014, 5:17 PM edit delete reply

Well, three bodies in ten years... that isn't so BAD, is it? :-D
Sheela 26th Nov 2014, 5:29 PM edit delete reply

Oh, oh ... I know that - her second body was stolen !

Minx is the first android ever, to have her body stolen while inhabiting it!
Lawenforcement was frankly rather stumped when it happened.
mjkj 24th Nov 2014, 12:46 AM edit delete reply


Get well soon, CentComm.


...I like the subtext of pain in the first and the Thank you in the last panel.

Though the PD officer is quite disrespectful towards Dolly, treads her like a lesser being - *me not like*

I wonder what his reaction will be realizing who Dolly is...


Centcomm 24th Nov 2014, 5:34 AM edit delete reply

You will see why the officer is so irritated in the next page :D
mjkj 24th Nov 2014, 9:21 AM edit delete reply

Oh, the officer is this guys friend? Or paid by him to look the other way? - no wonder he is irritated...

Love the alt text :D

Sheela 24th Nov 2014, 11:09 AM edit delete reply

Or maybe he was just dragged out of bed and put on duty.

Sometimes it's the little things that can make you annoyed.
Tokyo Rose 24th Nov 2014, 5:03 PM edit delete reply

How did the cop treat Dolly like a "lesser being"? O_o I don't think cops normally arrive at the scene of an assault and just stand around watching instead of yelling for the people involved to stop. Except in (fill in name of preferred rathole city HERE). :)

There's a person on the ground sobbing and screaming, with an unharmed person standing over him and crushing his hand. Usual procedure is, I believe, for the cops to have EVERYONE sit down and shut up until they can sort out what's really going on.
Boren 24th Nov 2014, 5:57 PM edit delete reply
That Rose is exactly correct, in this situation EVERYONE is getting cuffed and put in the back of the cruiser (or whatever equivalent they have now) until they sort out exactly what happened.
DLKmusic 24th Nov 2014, 7:10 PM edit delete reply

Agreed, Rose. So far the NTPD have acted professionally in an unknown situation that "could" become violent at any moment.

Dolly's reaction and respectful mannerism was also entirely appropriate for the situation.

(btw, nice job on the dialog).
Stormwind13 25th Nov 2014, 3:10 PM edit delete reply

Was already violent, DLK. I agree the police need to get control of the situation and then sort it out. Dolly is absolutely doing what she should, not making a bad situation any worse. Especially considering Dolly is armed (see panel 2, Memory Shard 04).
DLKmusic 25th Nov 2014, 8:03 PM edit delete reply

Violent, yes, but not towards the Police. That is one of the primary concerns a Police officer has to deal with in situations like this.
Rashala 24th Nov 2014, 1:00 AM edit delete reply

I so expected when he screamed about his hand for dolly to say

Quiet please the adult are talking here.
Centcomm 24th Nov 2014, 5:35 AM edit delete reply

That would have been cute :D
DizzasterJuice 24th Nov 2014, 8:00 AM edit delete reply

I can totally appreciate how hard it was to get that hand pose right in the 2nd panel and you nailed it.
Centcomm 24th Nov 2014, 8:21 AM edit delete reply

Thanks - you know exactly how hard it is to do "interaction " things with hands - that pose only looks good from a few angles - ^_^
Dragonrider 24th Nov 2014, 12:16 PM edit delete reply

Get well soon young lady.
Centcomm 25th Nov 2014, 4:38 PM edit delete reply

working on it :D
SquallLion 24th Nov 2014, 12:39 PM edit delete reply

'thank you'..
like that! :D
SquallLion 24th Nov 2014, 12:39 PM edit delete reply

HAVE a good rest
Centcomm 25th Nov 2014, 4:38 PM edit delete reply

gonna try thats for sure :D
Matt Knab 24th Nov 2014, 1:53 PM edit delete reply

Oh no! Hope all is well, CC!
Stormwind13 24th Nov 2014, 6:34 PM edit delete reply

I hope you are feeling better and get the problem all sorted out, quickly. Want more comics, after all! :-D

Truly, want you to feel better. Please take care of yourself. Take the time you need to get back up to feeling like making more comics. :-)

Centcomm 25th Nov 2014, 4:39 PM edit delete reply

well good news is there is a buffer :D So comics will be fine for a few weeks - its mostly the painkillers that are mucking up my head...
KarToon12 24th Nov 2014, 7:34 PM edit delete reply

I really hope you feel better soon! *hugs*
Centcomm 25th Nov 2014, 4:39 PM edit delete reply

Thank you :D that means a lot to me :D
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