Comic 1125 - Ridiculously Tough

18th Jan 2015, 9:00 PM
Ridiculously Tough
Average Rating: 5 (16 votes)

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Centcomm 18th Jan 2015, 9:00 PM edit delete
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Haegan2005 18th Jan 2015, 9:05 PM edit delete reply

Ah TeeDee's enthusiasm! Spoken like someone who has never had to shovel out barn stalls! Though these guys may need small caterpillar tractors to cleanup after them...
Centcomm 18th Jan 2015, 9:09 PM edit delete reply

yeah they leave rather large piles of toxic waste behind :D
Sheela 19th Jan 2015, 7:55 AM edit delete reply

Oh those ?

She carefully pick them up and wraps them lovingly in giftpaper and sends them to all her enemies as "surprise presents". :)

Only the the very best for the worst of her enemies. :)
Stormwind13 20th Jan 2015, 7:15 PM edit delete reply

Tell her how much it would cost to FEED. Then explain that would be all her money that she uses for buying new weapons. So she couldn't get any more with the murder-turd.

And while the murder-turd is quite dangerous, it doesn't work very well as a weapon. Kind of hard to direct on target. :-P It is more an appetite than a weapon.
Stormwind13 18th Jan 2015, 9:09 PM edit delete reply

Poor red-shirts. One more of them didn't make it to cover.

GAH. That critter is something else. I figured a TANK would be able to deal with it. Apparently it needs better ammo... or a BIGGER gun!
Haegan2005 18th Jan 2015, 9:27 PM edit delete reply

You know the real problem with red shirts? Having to buy new uniforms to issue to the replacements. The gaping holes in the old uniforms would clue the new guys right away!
Stormwind13 18th Jan 2015, 9:33 PM edit delete reply

LOL Haegan. That got me laughing.

Unfortunately, I don't think most of those uniforms are going to be recoverable, not from the gut of a murder-turd. And the murder-turd seemed to be gobbling them down along with the meat.
Beltboy 19th Jan 2015, 1:44 AM edit delete reply

Haegan at least yo don't have to wash the blood off.
Fairportfan 20th Jan 2015, 11:56 PM edit delete reply

That's why the British Army had red uniforms - they figured that the soldiers were dumb enough that if they couldn't see the blood, they wouldn't realise they'd been wounded.
Centcomm 18th Jan 2015, 9:51 PM edit delete reply

LOL you and Haegan LOLOLOL!
CptKerion 18th Jan 2015, 11:28 PM edit delete reply
they probably loaded a non AP slug, since a good HE round should have jellied its innards even if it didn't penetrate, and there is no way in hell that thing could move with something to stop a good AP round (unless it penetrated and failed to kill because the sabot just didn't hit anything that important)

To take this out I'd probably use a HEAT round with a copper penetrator. Not much can survive once its inner juiced have been boiled and a hole the size of a man has been blown out the side of it (actually on the opposite side of the round interestingly enough).

Honestly, what step 1 would have been in the whole process would have been sensitivity training for the troopers.
Step two would have been something like a panzerfaust (relatively small fire and forget rocket with a HEAT warhead)
Step three would have been 120mm cannon armed tank with HEAT ammo (or flechette canister and just reduce everything downrange to the consistency of hamburger)
If that all fails, tank shock. Tank shock always wins eventually.

Anyhow, redshirts? Dear god guys, always have a path of retreat when traitor scum might be involved.
Seriously, you have no plot armor and while it's a good pulse rifle, it's an anti-personnel weapon, not meant for use against armor.
jamie59 18th Jan 2015, 9:21 PM edit delete reply

LOL! Have to resort to smell to discourage TeeDee.
Centcomm 18th Jan 2015, 9:53 PM edit delete reply

Shes a android.. she can turn off smell :D
Sheela 19th Jan 2015, 7:57 AM edit delete reply

Besides, she could make use of that stuff for .... others.
DLKmusic 18th Jan 2015, 9:59 PM edit delete reply

Mr. Popodopolis Vs a Tank... Las Vegas is giving 8-5 odds in favor of the tank, but 10 to 1 that the entire tank crew survives....

Place your bets quick!
Centcomm 18th Jan 2015, 10:00 PM edit delete reply

can I bet?
DLKmusic 18th Jan 2015, 10:57 PM edit delete reply

*shhhhhh* if they know you're betting they'll figure out the fight is fixed!
Sheela 19th Jan 2015, 7:58 AM edit delete reply

Oh, OHHHH .... I wanna bet three whole smoked salmon on Mr Popolopolis. :D
Dragonrider 18th Jan 2015, 10:42 PM edit delete reply

This was the unfortunate result of an attempt to make what again?

Nice to see some music survived, however; I really Don't Think, Born Free, was ever meant to be use in this instance. As I recall it was from a movie of the same name.
Tokyo Rose 18th Jan 2015, 11:45 PM edit delete reply

In-universe, nobody knows any more WHAT they were supposed to be. Out-of-universe, I believe the closest Cent and I ever got to actually deciding was "meh, fuck it, some kind of lizard thing". It does serve a useful purpose in that it's gradually detoxifying the environment it lives in by consuming various contaminants and either neutralizing them or concentrating them in its waste*.

Presumably, Nature looked at this abomination and went "that thing is uglier than a jar of smashed assholes, but I can figure out a use for it anyway."

"Born Free" would have been a much different movie if it had ended with the lioness eating everyone and wrecking up jeeps.

* Yes, before anyone asks. Yes, it is possible to prospect through scythe lizard feces for heavy metals, scrap parts from non-digestible things they've eaten, and so on. It's not a job anyone wants, but it does pay pretty well. (Most of the payoff goes directly into buying soap by the pallet-load.)
Sheela 19th Jan 2015, 8:03 AM edit delete reply

I could see a heavily armored vehicle that drives around scooping up murderturd feces and has an internal machine that can extract metals from the poop, and then it poops out the rest of the poop behind it.

And for that reason alone, the other murder turds thinks it's a fellow murderturd and therefore they leave it alone .. attack it relentlessly.
Hornet 19th Jan 2015, 8:44 AM edit delete reply
Lol, "Dune" Spice Harvester.
DLKmusic 19th Jan 2015, 6:14 PM edit delete reply

I hadn't thought about that at all until you brought it up Rose... Thanks a LOT!!!!

(stomach... still... churning... )
Timotheus 18th Jan 2015, 10:49 PM edit delete reply

You had to resurrect "Born Free"? That's really digging up the old chestnuts.
(Not that I didn't have to clean all the soda spit off my monitor screen after reading that, and I saw Elsa and her cubs at the theater with my soon to be wife.)
And I might add it would appear that Nova Roma and Italy share a certain commonality in their quality and effectiveness of tank construction.
Tokyo Rose 18th Jan 2015, 11:44 PM edit delete reply

There was no way I could restrain myself from making the "Born Free" joke. No. Way.
Sheela 19th Jan 2015, 8:04 AM edit delete reply

Besides, Mr Popolopolis *do* want to be free. :)

And TeeDee too, for that matter.
Fairportfan 18th Jan 2015, 11:29 PM edit delete reply

"Oops. Spoke too soon."

You are Bad People.
plymayer 18th Jan 2015, 11:39 PM edit delete reply

Been years, nay decades since last I saw "Born Free". Get the point though. Wild things should be free to be wild...
Tokyo Rose 18th Jan 2015, 11:56 PM edit delete reply

Teedee isn't making a conservationist statement; notice that she's still enthusiastic about the idea of domesticating one. She's just entertained by the spectacle of the murder-turd rampaging around breaking Roman stuff.

(So is the writer.)
Sheela 19th Jan 2015, 8:05 AM edit delete reply

She still wants to ride one, doesn't she ?
Hornet 19th Jan 2015, 8:46 AM edit delete reply
Imagine if Hannibal using these instead of Elephants.
Stormwind13 19th Jan 2015, 2:00 PM edit delete reply

He would have gotten into the mountains, the lizards would have gotten hungry and EATEN his army, Hornet. I mean, how would you CONTROL it, for real? :-O
mjkj 19th Jan 2015, 4:30 AM edit delete reply

*lol* overenthusiastic much, TeeDee? :p

Great Connie is save.

Awwww... poor Ada *hugs her*

Edit: PS: @alt text: well, at least those pets she would choose herself... ;)
Sheela 19th Jan 2015, 8:06 AM edit delete reply

About a murderturd?

No way - She wants one!
DizzasterJuice 19th Jan 2015, 9:14 AM edit delete reply

I want a pet murder-turd too, not for me but as a present... for my ex-wife.
Matt Knab 19th Jan 2015, 10:11 AM edit delete reply

He's adorable, can I keep him? ;)
Stormwind13 19th Jan 2015, 2:04 PM edit delete reply

I do not think that word means what you think it means, Matt. :-D
Melody 19th Jan 2015, 4:01 PM edit delete reply
... Is Veronica's PipBoy supposed to be all glowly alluva sudden?
Stormwind13 19th Jan 2015, 7:59 PM edit delete reply

I think she fully powered it up to put a shield up around her, Ada and TeeDee so they can't get munched or hit by a stray round from the dying red-shirts.
Kitty 19th Jan 2015, 6:47 PM edit delete reply
TeeDee is awesome. I want her and Dolly to move in next door. On that note, I want to borrow the lizard-thing to remove the people who currently live next door to me me....they deserve it.

Also, how about TeeDee on a lizard for the next incentive? :)
Timotheus 19th Jan 2015, 9:51 PM edit delete reply

"Who was that masked android?"
"I don't know, but I wanted to thank her."
"All she left was this depleted Uranium hollow point."

"Hi-Yo, Craptail! Away!" *cue music*
Sheela 20th Jan 2015, 10:47 AM edit delete reply

TeeDee as a masked avenger ?

No! No no no no no no noooooo.
She doesn't have the charm for that.
Stormwind13 20th Jan 2015, 5:06 PM edit delete reply

Definitely not, Sheela!!! TeeDee is ANTI-charm.

(Love that scene though :-D)
Sheela 20th Jan 2015, 5:26 PM edit delete reply


TeeDee may have a petite female body, but her personality is more that of an angry bouncers.
(link not quite safe for work, a bunch of suggestive stuff in it)
Centcomm 20th Jan 2015, 6:41 PM edit delete reply

LOL.. i took a look at it .. amusing vid..
Sheela 21st Jan 2015, 6:33 AM edit delete reply

It's a ... veeeery different style, I have to admit.

Oddly, their lips came off pretty fantastic.
Most end up with stiff and boring lips, but this girl has saucy ones. :)
Thomas 20th Jan 2015, 10:27 AM edit delete reply
Oh I really like the improved first panel. In the old one I had almost no idea what I was looking at.
Rashala 20th Jan 2015, 2:57 PM edit delete reply

Can't ....stop....Laughing...........

And Boy........I really am Feelign bad for the Roma military if one Pissed off murderturd is kicking their butts this badly...

Buuuut I agree....Put this to music pst if on the Web Make a fortune....
Stormwind13 20th Jan 2015, 7:31 PM edit delete reply

Put it to something from Josie and the Pussy Cat's, Rash? Maybe Inside, Outside and Upside Down? :-D
Kitty 20th Jan 2015, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
TeeDee: C'mon, everybody, SING! "I wanna little murder-turd for Christmas...the kind I saw this morning killing fools.."
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