Comic 1133 - Blown fuses

5th Feb 2015, 9:13 PM
Blown fuses
Average Rating: 5 (23 votes)

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Centcomm 6th Feb 2015, 1:54 AM edit delete
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cattservant 5th Feb 2015, 9:20 PM edit delete reply

Kali's 'mother voice'!
cattservant 5th Feb 2015, 9:24 PM edit delete reply

Actually she had another life
before this one didn't she...
DLKmusic 5th Feb 2015, 11:26 PM edit delete reply

If it truly were a "Mother's Voice", it would have included a bunch of "I TOLD you, but you wouldn't Listen".

At least he figured out that he was just pwned. I'll give him credit for that!
Centcomm 6th Feb 2015, 2:08 AM edit delete reply

Yes its about as loud as you are going to ever hear her get around the Prince.
She never usually ever raises her voice..ever
Sheela 6th Feb 2015, 4:26 PM edit delete reply

Which should tell the prince a thing or two about her current state of mind.

Kali would NOT want him to harm Lynn, at all, she knows the consequences is a drone army coming her way, and she is too damn posessive of Nova Roma to let that happen.

Even if it means breaking a direktive or two and giving the prince a dang good hiding.
Centcomm 7th Feb 2015, 4:00 PM edit delete reply

If Kali had her way she would have slapped his ass over this ..
Vivocateur 5th Feb 2015, 9:30 PM edit delete reply


Centcomm 6th Feb 2015, 2:08 AM edit delete reply

Dragonrider 5th Feb 2015, 9:32 PM edit delete reply

Didn't even require the 180 seconds I predicted.
Centcomm 6th Feb 2015, 2:08 AM edit delete reply

Nope he likes to save time .. :D
Sheela 6th Feb 2015, 4:26 PM edit delete reply

Nah, he just HATES to wait.
Haegan2005 5th Feb 2015, 10:03 PM edit delete reply

Complete melt down. Hmmm.
Centcomm 6th Feb 2015, 2:09 AM edit delete reply

Oh we haven't gone to total meltdown yet.
Sheela 6th Feb 2015, 4:27 PM edit delete reply

Indeed, the meltdown as reserved for his informants.
He even described it in details.
Haegan2005 6th Feb 2015, 10:38 PM edit delete reply

holy moly it gets worse?!?
plymayer 5th Feb 2015, 10:26 PM edit delete reply

Big spoiled brat.
Centcomm 6th Feb 2015, 2:09 AM edit delete reply

heheh .. good choice of words :D
Sheela 6th Feb 2015, 4:28 PM edit delete reply

Self-conceited idiot of incomprehensible stupidity, with a touch of allusions to grandeur.
Haegan2005 6th Feb 2015, 7:01 PM edit delete reply

errr, what Sheela who nibbles on toes said...
Draginbeard 5th Feb 2015, 10:52 PM edit delete reply

Definitely a candidate for a Purple Wedding, this one is. Figure he'd be lucky to make it that far though.
Centcomm 6th Feb 2015, 2:09 AM edit delete reply

Purple wedding?? haven't heard that before ...
Draginbeard 6th Feb 2015, 3:29 AM edit delete reply

Thats a fan nick-name for the second episode of season 4, game of thrones. Named so because its Jofferys big 'royal' send off. The proper title is "the Lion and the Rose."

Dont want to spoiler for anyone who hasn't watched it yet.
Centcomm 6th Feb 2015, 3:44 AM edit delete reply

OH! YES .. YES he is.. :D I get it now :D ive seen all those :D
Sheela 6th Feb 2015, 4:29 PM edit delete reply

I might be interested in these "purple wedding" plans you have for Decimus, how can I help ? :)
mjkj 6th Feb 2015, 1:31 AM edit delete reply

Ugh, he is having one of his episodes again...

I hope he does not hurt someone we care for...

...and the page heading and alt text are so fitting...

Centcomm 6th Feb 2015, 2:10 AM edit delete reply

When hes like this its never a good thing..
mjkj 6th Feb 2015, 5:57 AM edit delete reply

Like the vote and patreon incentives :D
Stormwind13 6th Feb 2015, 7:15 PM edit delete reply

I'm with you there mjkj. Very nice vote incentive. Calliope looks really good there.
Stormwind13 6th Feb 2015, 3:53 AM edit delete reply

Oh THERE is the Douchebag I've come to loath and expect. He held his temper, which surprised me, while on the line. Couldn't hold it in private though.
velvetsanity 6th Feb 2015, 5:16 AM edit delete reply

Poor Kali, having to put up with this idiot...I hope one of Kyle's tasks is to remove her inhibitor...
Sheela 6th Feb 2015, 4:35 PM edit delete reply

Now THAT .. is an interesting idea.

Though I suspect he will have his hands full with just repairing Aeneas.
Stormwind13 6th Feb 2015, 7:13 PM edit delete reply

I fear that she probably has a directive to PREVENT the removal of the inhibitor. I mean, since they felt the need to put it in to start with, they aren't going to want her cooperating to get it removed.
Centcomm 7th Feb 2015, 3:44 PM edit delete reply

we shall see..
Morituri 7th Feb 2015, 3:58 PM edit delete reply
I suspect (and this is wild-assed speculation) that Kali's inhibitor has already been removed.

If I'm right then Kali is not incapable of action; she is only waiting for the right moment.
Centcomm 7th Feb 2015, 4:01 PM edit delete reply

Spoiler .. Kali's inhibitor is fully functional .. it gets a lot of wear and tear when The Princes mouth is open..
Morituri 7th Feb 2015, 4:58 PM edit delete reply
In that case it will be very interesting to see how she responds when it is removed. :-)

Sheela 7th Feb 2015, 8:38 PM edit delete reply

And what has Rose told you about spoilers, Centcomm ?

... they ONLY go on tuner cars !
Bad Centcomm, BAD - No cookie for you!
velvetsanity 9th Feb 2015, 8:34 PM edit delete reply

They do go on certain muscle and exotic cars, Sheela. Mustangs, Camaros, Firebirds, Charger Daytonas, Plymouth Superbirds, Lamborghinis, Porsches, M-series BMWs, etc...
KarToon12 6th Feb 2015, 8:14 AM edit delete reply

If you think he's mad now, wait until he finds out he's being billed for the call. XDXD
jas 6th Feb 2015, 8:23 AM edit delete reply

LOL! Now that was funny, KarToon!

Yeah, most people who raised Kali's ire that much would normally be, well, very dead. Being a loony toon prince hath its privileges...
Sheela 6th Feb 2015, 4:41 PM edit delete reply

As well as a reminder why he doesn't like Luna-Com ...

Technician : "Thank you for using Luna-Com services, where there is life, there is Luna-Com."
Technician : "Luna-Com does not share or endorse any of the views.."
Prince : "Shut up, I know this!"
Technician : "Very well, 2063 credits has been deducted from your account."
Prince : "WHAT ?"
Technician : "that is the standard rate for a high security call, as you can see in table 11.7b, the minute tax is.."
Prince : "SHUT UP!"
Prince : "What do you mean that *I* was billed?"
Technician : "well, it was a collect call."
Prince : "SON OF A BITCH !"
Technician : "Well, technically Calliope cannot be the son of anyo.."
Prince : "SHUT UP!! How fucking DARE she do this to ME?!"
Technician : " .. uhm .. "
Technician : "Luna-Com does not share or endorse.."
Stormwind13 6th Feb 2015, 7:18 PM edit delete reply

Well Douchebag DID cut the operator off. Possibly before she notified him that it was a collect call. That would serve him right, especially after he phoned in a collect call for the RANSOM call. I mean, that was hubris!
Sheela 7th Feb 2015, 4:59 AM edit delete reply

Study the first panel more closely, and you will notice where I got the 2063 credits idea from. ;)

Besides, he did the same thing when he delivered his ultimatum to Centcomm.
Centcomm 7th Feb 2015, 3:44 PM edit delete reply

Actually the charge was 20.63 credits.. not 2063.00 credits
Sheela 7th Feb 2015, 4:48 PM edit delete reply

Well, I figured that since the Luna Com technician had to deal with Decimus, that she had upped the price a little. XD

Besides, I like the idea that Decimus is getting ripped off by a "lowly peon" from Luna Com. :)
Centcomm 8th Feb 2015, 12:45 PM edit delete reply

hehe - well remember at a single keystroke she can pull up any comm call hes made using the service they provide . she she knows all about him :D
CptKerion 6th Feb 2015, 8:57 AM edit delete reply
AAaaaaaannnnnd that tiny bit of respect gained in the last two pages out the window.
Centcomm 7th Feb 2015, 3:43 PM edit delete reply

what you had any for him .. Shame ! :D
VanEzzania 6th Feb 2015, 11:07 AM edit delete reply

Kali: I am so sick of this shit.
Centcomm 7th Feb 2015, 3:43 PM edit delete reply

Oh so very much :D
Matt Knab 6th Feb 2015, 1:19 PM edit delete reply

Wow...he is just FULL of ideas, isn't he. :O
Stormwind13 6th Feb 2015, 7:14 PM edit delete reply

He's full of SOMETHING, Matt. It is brown and smells really bad I think.
Centcomm 7th Feb 2015, 3:42 PM edit delete reply

Oh yes.. and most of it would give us nightmares
Greenwood Goat 6th Feb 2015, 1:33 PM edit delete reply
Presumably Kali can't do much in the way of raising a hand to Dec should he need it... not that there aren't ways around that.

Maxus: *enters at a run* Kali, you ordered my immediate presence...

Kali: *stands facing corner, puts fingers in ears* ♪La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la...

Maxus: I see... *cracks knuckles*

velvetsanity 6th Feb 2015, 2:11 PM edit delete reply

Ooh, that'd be fun to watch. Even though I doubt it'd provide drekhead with any sense whatsoever.
Sheela 6th Feb 2015, 4:43 PM edit delete reply

Hah, good one Greenwood. :)

I could totally see an android acting in a glitchy way like that, to get out of a really bad command. Just stand in a corner, and turn singing up to maximum priority until someone else comes and deals with the real problem.

Kinda like how some humans will hug themselves and rock back 'n' forth while babbling to themselves until someone can fix things, or they come up with an idea on how to handle it themselves.
Centcomm 7th Feb 2015, 3:42 PM edit delete reply

Kali cant do anything by action or INACTION to harm the prince .. they thought of that.
Sheela 7th Feb 2015, 4:54 PM edit delete reply

So .. as long as it does not HARM the prince, she'd be ok with singing in the corner ?

And it could possibly be used for .. other things as well .. interesting!

Prince : Kali, go kill those guys !
Kali : "Iiii'm siiiiiingiiing in the raaaiin!"
Maxus : "What did you DO to her ?
Prince : "But ... I ... nothing !"
Maxus : "LIES - She only does that when you give her bad commands, you insolent fool!"
Prince : "But .. but .."
Maxus : "You, Me, training room - NOW!!"
Prince : "Dammit!"
Kali : *smirks evilly*

And just like that, Kali did not harm Decimus, Maxus did it. :D
DLKmusic 8th Feb 2015, 6:34 PM edit delete reply
Here's an idea! she can have herself and the rest of the Cassians all go in for a routine maintenance checkup... and Leave Maxus to mind the store in her/their absence...

"Be a dear Maxus, and make sure the prince is well taken care of in my absence."
mjkj 6th Feb 2015, 2:27 PM edit delete reply

*blinks* woah, rank 14!!!!!!!!!!
Sheela 6th Feb 2015, 4:24 PM edit delete reply

New vote incentve. ;)
velvetsanity 6th Feb 2015, 5:49 PM edit delete reply

Yep! I'm just wondering how Cent got Calli and Lynn to pose for the new pics on Patreon... O_O
Stormwind13 6th Feb 2015, 7:19 PM edit delete reply

X-Ray camera, velvet. They didn't realize what they were posing for.
Sheela 7th Feb 2015, 5:01 AM edit delete reply

Which begs the question, just how big of a voyeur is Centcomm really ?!
I betcha she has tiny spy cameras ALL OVER the place!
Centcomm 7th Feb 2015, 3:41 PM edit delete reply

I know right??? Im amazed
Sheela 7th Feb 2015, 4:55 PM edit delete reply

Got some good smut on people to blackmail them with, I betcha.
jamie59 6th Feb 2015, 5:47 PM edit delete reply

Too bad he doesn't just give himself an aneurysm!
velvetsanity 6th Feb 2015, 5:50 PM edit delete reply

Give himself one? he *is* one :P
Melody_Whyte 6th Feb 2015, 7:11 PM edit delete reply

OKAY. I made an account. I feel so special being spoken to in the Author Notes. :3
Stormwind13 6th Feb 2015, 7:20 PM edit delete reply

And welcome to the fold, Melody.
Centcomm 6th Feb 2015, 8:24 PM edit delete reply

Check your PMs Whooo! :D Sent you something :D
Haegan2005 6th Feb 2015, 10:42 PM edit delete reply

Welcome to the best bag of mixed nuts I have yet to find!
Sheela 7th Feb 2015, 5:02 AM edit delete reply

oOOohh, we have nuts ?

Oh .. and welcome, and don't worry, we don't bite .. much. :)
Stormwind13 7th Feb 2015, 9:26 AM edit delete reply

Watch your toes though. Someone (looking at Sheela) likes to nibble on toes!
Guest 7th Feb 2015, 3:47 PM edit delete reply
And slippers too... though that one Sheela will deny.

(looks pointedly at sheela)
Sheela 7th Feb 2015, 4:56 PM edit delete reply

*gasps in mock surprise*

... wasn't me!
kitty 6th Feb 2015, 7:23 PM edit delete reply
Oh, hell, there he goes. Can't say it was unexpected. I, too, would like to give him a good smack upside the head with a clue-by-four, but the problem with pounding on things that don't work right is, you rarely fix them that way. Usually you just make them worse.

BTW nice incentive. There's something Decimus is never gonna see ;)
Centcomm 6th Feb 2015, 8:24 PM edit delete reply

Thank you and your right The Prince isn't ever gonna see that :D
Sheela 7th Feb 2015, 5:03 AM edit delete reply

Well, maybe you need to use a four-by-eight then ?
Centcomm 7th Feb 2015, 3:40 PM edit delete reply

or a 6 X 6 :D
Sheela 7th Feb 2015, 5:00 PM edit delete reply

What ? Hit the prince with a 6x6 military truck ?

... geeeeenius!
I'm all for that. :)
velvetsanity 9th Feb 2015, 8:39 PM edit delete reply

Pfft. The truck would balk and refuse to move. "No way am I gonna get any part of that on any part of me! I'd be infected with the stupids!"
DLKmusic 6th Feb 2015, 10:31 PM edit delete reply

Love the Patreon Incentive, Centcomm, but you will NOT get me to think impure thoughts about Calli!!!!

My heart belongs to Kiku....
Centcomm 7th Feb 2015, 3:39 PM edit delete reply

Aww - I did do a Kiku in a bathing suit for a TWC incentive once..
DLKmusic 7th Feb 2015, 3:49 PM edit delete reply
I remember... I've been debating on how sick of a person it would make me if I used that for my Desktop wallpaper!
Centcomm 7th Feb 2015, 4:01 PM edit delete reply

Who Kiku? not sick at all :D shes a lovely woman :D
Rashala 7th Feb 2015, 1:20 AM edit delete reply

called it!
Centcomm 7th Feb 2015, 3:39 PM edit delete reply

Sheela 7th Feb 2015, 5:01 PM edit delete reply

You called it ?

.. well, what did you call it then ?
What it's name ?
Centcomm 8th Feb 2015, 7:44 PM edit delete reply

I call it george
DLKmusic 8th Feb 2015, 8:23 PM edit delete reply
Are you sure, Cent? I thought you called it Ringo!
velvetsanity 9th Feb 2015, 8:40 PM edit delete reply

No, no, she told me she called it Paul
Timotheus 7th Feb 2015, 2:29 AM edit delete reply

If they just sedated him real good, would that keep the doomsday devices from going off?
Tokyo Rose 7th Feb 2015, 5:21 AM edit delete reply

Unfortunately, no.
Stormwind13 7th Feb 2015, 9:31 AM edit delete reply

When they said contingencies, Tim, I thought of the 'contingencies' of the Eternal Emperor in the Sten series. Most specifically in Return of the Emperor where many things were revealed.
Timotheus 7th Feb 2015, 11:38 AM edit delete reply

How about blind, staggering alcohol comatose drunk? And keep him there until his sister is ready to take over. That he could do to himself with a little Everclear in the wine. And it could be said the emperor was avoiding the hangover.
Centcomm 7th Feb 2015, 3:38 PM edit delete reply

Nope being blind drunk wont help eather ..
Tokyo Rose 8th Feb 2015, 2:45 PM edit delete reply

Some of the contingencies monitor his vital functions; if said functions cease, the contingencies kick in. Because the Prince, despite much evidence to the contrary, is NOT completely stupid, he realized that someone might try to keep him out of the picture, but unharmed. Thus, there are also things he needs to actively do to prevent triggers being pulled, so to speak.
Centcomm 8th Feb 2015, 7:43 PM edit delete reply

Expanding on what Rose mentioned .. dispite Appearnces the prince IS keeping the city running at top efficiency and buuilding a army at a break neck pace. he may be insane but his micro management to certain things have made Roma a major threat. and he can be a impassioned public speaker when he sets his mind to it.
Kitty 8th Feb 2015, 8:16 PM edit delete reply
Not to get too real-life political, but Dec is a lot like Saddam Hussein: Keeps things running smoothly, keeps out the major trouble-makers and keeps his homeland safe. Basically self-contained because he stays there and plays in his own sandbox. Unfortunately, also batshit crazy and apt to do horrible things to anybody that looks at him sideways.
Centcomm 8th Feb 2015, 8:32 PM edit delete reply

Well see you arent far off the mark you ask the average Roma Citizen and they will tell you they really dont care whos in power as long as money/food/power and other goodys keep flowing. The princes "other hobbies" only surface as public executions and such almost always carried out by the Cassians Who have a far worse reputation than they deserve.
Sheela 8th Feb 2015, 8:36 PM edit delete reply

Hitler was pretty good at that too, he kept a booming economy going in the pre-WW2 years.
Hornet 7th Feb 2015, 9:21 AM edit delete reply
Decimus favorite hobby is as a milliner? Either that or the Black Palace needs to clean it's water filters.
Centcomm 7th Feb 2015, 3:36 PM edit delete reply

Tokyo Rose 8th Feb 2015, 2:46 PM edit delete reply

Can't be the water. Plenty of other people drink it and aren't nuttier than a squirrel orgy.
DLKmusic 8th Feb 2015, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
"Nuttier than a squirrel orgy."

I've been laughing at that for 45 minutes now!
Centcomm 8th Feb 2015, 7:41 PM edit delete reply

Thats our Rose .. :D
Skweeee 7th Feb 2015, 9:44 AM edit delete reply

I really like that emblem design. A cross between Imperial Rome and Nazi symbology. Evokes dread and power.
Centcomm 7th Feb 2015, 3:33 PM edit delete reply

Thats the idea - ive been toying with the design of Roma's insignia this one is based more heavyly on old roman influences :D

also on the tech pages there are some maps :D
Guest 8th Feb 2015, 7:51 PM edit delete reply
Interesting historical Sidenote, Skweeee. Nazi Symbology actually borrowed heavily from ancient Rome. The Eagle Standard was exactly the same for both.

One of the many things that Hitler was a nutcase about was borrowing symbols from other cultures that imposed fear and dread in the hearts of his enemies.

George Lucas also borrowed the Nazi Stormtrooper look for the Imperial stormtroopers for exactly the same reason.

(Reeling my inner nerd back in now).
Kitty 8th Feb 2015, 8:18 PM edit delete reply
Hitler totally trashed the swastika, which was not a symbol of evil until he got ahold of it.
DLKmusic 8th Feb 2015, 8:26 PM edit delete reply
Right you are, Kitty, he reversed it actually: kind of like an inverted cross.

PS. the "guest" was me, that's what I get for posting at work when I should be working, lol.
Stormwind13 8th Feb 2015, 8:39 PM edit delete reply

Thousands of years it was seen as a symbol of luck and used in a wide variety of religions. And Hitler came along and dropped the bomb on it. And the West turned their back on it.

Still used in India by the Hindu and Buddhist religions, I think.
velvetsanity 9th Feb 2015, 8:43 PM edit delete reply

Reversed and rotated 45 degrees. And yes, both Buddhism and Hinduism still use it in its proper orientation (and not just in India. I've seen them on temples in Korea and even here in the US)
ResonantStorm 13th Mar 2015, 1:26 AM edit delete reply
If he DOES kill Lynn, there's absolutely nothing stopping New Troy razing New Rome to the ground. For the sake of the storyline,I hope Kali can calm his Royal Douchbaginess down.
Just_IDD 13th Feb 2019, 1:26 PM edit delete reply
I'm surprised I never mentioned this before, but the term electrocuted means "shocked to death". I know that Decimus doesn't have all of the bulbs lit in the scoreboard, however I would expect him to know more about killing people and the terms involved. As a result you can't electrocute somebody but not to death. However if you were to use the word shocked in place of electrocuted if statement would be true and frankly after all the things that are going to happen to them when he does it based on his description he will have electrocuted them aka shocked to death.
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