Comic 1273 - Fatal Distraction

29th Nov 2015, 9:00 PM
Fatal Distraction
Average Rating: 5 (26 votes)

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Centcomm 29th Nov 2015, 11:31 PM edit delete
Hi everyone - just letting you know the artist is not dead. Ive been dealing with a bad situation as far as a massive dental problem and have had a lot of pain - i have a appointment on Monday I dont know how much it will cost to get it all fixed. Im going to need sedation and probably oral surgery by the time this is over. Ill know better tomorrow, I know all you guys helped out with Ben and seriously thank you.

and if you have any pennies to spare I could use whatever you offer for the dental stuff. Ill keep you informed.
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Stormwind13 29th Nov 2015, 9:05 PM edit delete reply

And they aren't going to learn to be trained soldiers now. :-7
Centcomm 29th Nov 2015, 11:35 PM edit delete reply

I think thier Carreer path has just hit a early retirement
Stormwind13 30th Nov 2015, 7:10 PM edit delete reply

The retirement plan there SUCKS, CentComm! Didn't get to enjoy it at all, no time on the beach or walks in the forest or getting to travel to distant places... :-p
jamie59 29th Nov 2015, 9:08 PM edit delete reply

Teedee is going to call attention to herself now. Will any of them survive?
xpacetrue 29th Nov 2015, 9:10 PM edit delete reply

I see only two combatants left on their side (compared to several on the Roman side). At this point, Teedee was already the prime target. So it's not like the extra attention is going to do her any extra harm.
Lukkai 30th Nov 2015, 3:29 PM edit delete reply

It might lead to reinforcements, as much as available, being called down on her head. She's about to mark herself "alpha target" to the defenders.
xpacetrue 29th Nov 2015, 9:09 PM edit delete reply

Time for the old BFG Shock & Awe, eh? Well, they do need to give a proper response to the Cassian's chain gun. Maybe next time Ada won't question why Teedee had to bring it along.
ProfEtheric 29th Nov 2015, 9:10 PM edit delete reply

Oh noez! Bishop is down!

Get 'em, Teedee. Get'em!
lirvilas 29th Nov 2015, 9:22 PM edit delete reply

Dang, Cents!

Cameos = cannon fodder

(Don't know why I didn't think of that myself.)
Wolfsbane 29th Nov 2015, 11:12 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, they might as well have been wearing red shirts (security folks from Star Trek TOS)
Centcomm 29th Nov 2015, 11:38 PM edit delete reply

These spots would have been filled by no name people i think the cameos actually helped a lot here :D thank you very much and who knows they might survive?
TheD-Wrek 29th Nov 2015, 9:32 PM edit delete reply

Dang, that's some crazy action there. :O

Looks great though. X)
Centcomm 29th Nov 2015, 11:39 PM edit delete reply

thank you D I really appreciate it :D
HeSerpenty 29th Nov 2015, 9:40 PM edit delete reply

The best kind :D

GO TEE DEE! AVENGE BISHOP AND MEREK! (sexy,beautiful3DMerek<33)
ProfEtheric 29th Nov 2015, 9:47 PM edit delete reply

*raises a glass to the memories of Merek and Bishop*

They apparently can't last too long in the future, Serpy... :'(
HeSerpenty 29th Nov 2015, 9:50 PM edit delete reply

*raises glass and gently clinks it with prof's in a saluting cheers*

At least....WE GOT TO SEE THEM T__T (andtheylookeddanggood<33)
ProfEtheric 29th Nov 2015, 9:50 PM edit delete reply

CptKerion 29th Nov 2015, 11:22 PM edit delete reply
and they reminded me to work on catching up on your comics!
Centcomm 29th Nov 2015, 11:39 PM edit delete reply

Oh just wait this actually gets " worse. " or is that better?
DLKmusic 29th Nov 2015, 10:00 PM edit delete reply

Armor Integration 100%
Striker online 100%
Synaptic acceleration 100%

Well, Damn! this can't be good.... Boys, there are worse things in this world than Cassians, and you just done pissed one of them off!
The Old Scribe 29th Nov 2015, 10:14 PM edit delete reply

Oh yeahhh! Go get 'em TeeDee! Time to kick ass and take names. When you're the wind and everyone else is cold molasses, it's no contest. I wonder if she'll unscrew Samanta's head like a bottle cap?
HiFranc 29th Nov 2015, 10:28 PM edit delete reply

My first thought on reading today's page was that TeeDee was not taking into account that Cassians are also fast. Then I remembered that Max was able to keep up with 2 of them.
Centcomm 29th Nov 2015, 11:41 PM edit delete reply

Teedee has never fought a cassian before :D
Lukkai 30th Nov 2015, 3:33 PM edit delete reply

Guessing she'll at the least will have simulated training in combat against androids though. Including combat or at least combat enabled ones.
Maybe even practical experience.

Not the same as being used to fight full-on combat androids, sure. But at least not going into such a fight empty-handed.
highlander55 30th Nov 2015, 7:08 PM edit delete reply

Wait until they find out she works for Search and Rescue! Image the nightmares when thinking what a real bad ass warrior would be like. (Ceci for instance)
Dragonrider 29th Nov 2015, 10:18 PM edit delete reply

Wait A Damn Minute, had to reread panel four several times. Did TeeDee just admit to liking a human? The world has stopped spinning.
Looks like TeeDee gonna go for the crown of the Biggest Baddest Bitch On The Block. BTW I Do so Like the new eye color on TeeDee in panel 5 makes her look like she rose from the pits of Hell.
HiFranc 29th Nov 2015, 10:29 PM edit delete reply

I forgot about TeeDee's quirk with humans.
Centcomm 29th Nov 2015, 11:41 PM edit delete reply

Why yes.. I think she did. :D
Dragonrider 30th Nov 2015, 6:15 AM edit delete reply

Said she liked a human or rose from the pits of Hell, which one?
Stormwind13 30th Nov 2015, 11:07 AM edit delete reply

Might be both Dragonrider! At least TeeDee is going to try to convince the Nova Romans that something demonic is loose among them!
Lukkai 30th Nov 2015, 3:35 PM edit delete reply

S'what I was thinking as well, Dragonrider.
"I liked her."
That means a frikkin' lot coming from Teedee!

Maybe this whole excursion will actually do her good. Provided she makes it back, obviously.
Visvires 30th Nov 2015, 10:40 PM edit delete reply
They can't kill TeeDee. The awesome will protect her.
Vivocateur 29th Nov 2015, 10:24 PM edit delete reply

Heh heh heh…
These terminal cameos are most amusing.
HiFranc 29th Nov 2015, 10:42 PM edit delete reply

Rereading the last 2 pages, I take it that the Cassian* picked her citizens off first because she saw them as traitors?

*Given that she's probably not going to live that long, I'm not going to put her name into my phone's dictionary.
Tokyo Rose 30th Nov 2015, 12:52 AM edit delete reply

Samanta's hosing the area down with general fire; that weapon of hers isn't what you'd call a precision instrument. :) She doesn't know that Teedee and Ada are anything but still more rebels, albeit better-shielded and more disciplined ones.
Haegan2005 29th Nov 2015, 10:56 PM edit delete reply

I agree with TPO. But they died heroes!
HiFranc 29th Nov 2015, 10:56 PM edit delete reply

Did TeeDee just out herself as an AI?
Centcomm 29th Nov 2015, 11:42 PM edit delete reply

To people that arent going to live that long and secondly she really does not give a damn if they know :D
Tokyo Rose 30th Nov 2015, 12:53 AM edit delete reply

It's not as if they're close enough to see the color of her eyes change, and they'd think cyborg rather than android, honestly. :D
Lukkai 30th Nov 2015, 3:45 PM edit delete reply

The way she suddenly moves might betray her nature though. With Samanta maybe even quick enough to send a "Illium androi..." before the weapon hits.
(I don't really see her evading the hit, what with her quite likely being the first target and that thing having quite the blast radius.)
Fairportfan 29th Nov 2015, 11:00 PM edit delete reply

Basic Rule for Evil Minions when Charlie dances the Foxtrot: Never ... never ... DO NOT EVER ... piss off the cute little pixie with the BFG.
Centcomm 29th Nov 2015, 11:43 PM edit delete reply

Yep thats so so true :D
Stormwind13 30th Nov 2015, 7:12 PM edit delete reply

Good advice, Fairport. I just don't think Samantha learned that lesson... YET! :-)
Tango Xray Actual 30th Nov 2015, 10:07 PM edit delete reply
Fairportfan 1st Dec 2015, 10:24 PM edit delete reply

I just re-read the "Wearing the Cape" series... Astra - roughly the tenth-strongest flying brick on the planet, is nineteen, a cute blonde pixie who carries a hundred-pound titanium maul (which slightly more than doubles her total weight) and considers Bengal tigers cute pussycats.

She's fond of the phrase "when Charlie dances the Foxtrot" and REAL good at improvising when it happens.
Mark_L_A 29th Nov 2015, 11:05 PM edit delete reply

And verily the Roma's have irked the TeeDee and the TeeDee has opined her regard towards a being, the TeeDee has devined that it is now time to open thy can of Whoop Ass.
Centcomm 29th Nov 2015, 11:43 PM edit delete reply

Wolfsbane 29th Nov 2015, 11:16 PM edit delete reply

Tee-Dee! Tee-Dee! Tee-Dee! RAAAWWWRRRR! Show 'em who's boss! Give 'em what for!

Like they say, dynamite comes in small packages and packs a big bang.
Centcomm 29th Nov 2015, 11:43 PM edit delete reply

hehe I think Teedee is a tactical nuke :D
Lukkai 30th Nov 2015, 3:46 PM edit delete reply

But what will be the fallout of this, one wonders.
plymayer 29th Nov 2015, 11:46 PM edit delete reply

"Full combat mode"? Like when ladies go to night clubs prepared to take no prisoners?
Tango Xray Actual 30th Nov 2015, 12:14 AM edit delete reply
It's Clobberin' Time!
Wolfsbane 30th Nov 2015, 6:07 AM edit delete reply

love it
CptKerion 30th Nov 2015, 12:19 AM edit delete reply
In my typical words when someone does this in a combat situation "Why didn't you do that earlier!"
Answer in this case being that the locals are none too fond of androids.
Tokyo Rose 30th Nov 2015, 12:54 AM edit delete reply

It also pays to make your enemies underestimate you.
Lukkai 30th Nov 2015, 3:47 PM edit delete reply

Not once you're caught in a major gunfight, it usually does no more.
mjkj 30th Nov 2015, 1:03 AM edit delete reply

Noooo, not Bishop!!!

Go TeeDee!!!!

...and yayyy for rank 10!!!

Timotheus 30th Nov 2015, 1:44 AM edit delete reply

I'm just speculating here, but would it be safe to say that with her restraints off TeeDee is rather close to a bargain basement black angel in capabilities, what with her upgraded frame and programming?
Dragonrider 30th Nov 2015, 6:20 AM edit delete reply

I might say with her "Irish up" as it is now, most Black Angles would be bargain basement TeeDees.
Centcomm 30th Nov 2015, 11:18 AM edit delete reply

Black angels are rather special in regards to the built in weapons and ability's. pound for pound - Teedee in full combat gear can actually out class a Angel. But a angel has a LOT more options than Teedee does.

So yeah bargain basement Black angel isn't a bad comparison.
Matt Knab 30th Nov 2015, 3:39 AM edit delete reply

Yikes, CC, hope all is okay!
Stormwind13 30th Nov 2015, 8:21 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, hope the dentist can help you out CentComm. Hurting is NO fun. Take care and thank you for letting us know what is going on.
Lukkai 30th Nov 2015, 3:49 PM edit delete reply

I second that. Hope it a) is a one time deal and all well again afterwards, b) doesn't get too expensive.
Cal 30th Nov 2015, 8:54 AM edit delete reply
Cent, ain't the holidays just grand?

Good luck - been there, done that, and can't remember much afterward... it was kinda blurry and hazy around the edges...

Strip's awesome, of course, but pain - yeah, not so much. Hope you're on the mend soon.

I've put out some feelers for a chance to earn a couple of bucks to help with our own emergency move, but I did promise Rose to kick some her way - same promise to you. Hopefully I'll get a few bites this week.
KarToon12 30th Nov 2015, 10:22 AM edit delete reply

Say hello to my lil' friend! >:D

I hope everything goes well at the dentist!
chk 30th Nov 2015, 11:34 AM edit delete reply

Good grief! Teedee has a mode badder assed than usual?
Sheela 30th Nov 2015, 5:25 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, and after that one, there's also the Rage-Mode.
KittyHodge 30th Nov 2015, 5:38 PM edit delete reply
chk 30th Nov 2015, 7:17 PM edit delete reply

Only a few more hours and still number 10.
Sheela 1st Dec 2015, 8:48 AM edit delete reply

A new month, and we start off at rank 15, not bad. :)
cattservant 30th Nov 2015, 7:43 PM edit delete reply

Get on the escalator!
Sevian 1st Dec 2015, 1:09 AM edit delete reply

If these two weren't female, there might be a lack over overcompensation jokes between these two cannon slingers. Just saying...

Quite entertaining. I really love the expression changes in this one.
ProfEtheric 1st Dec 2015, 2:06 PM edit delete reply

Centy, I can't help financially, but I DID put a tweet out for help here.
SquallLion 19th Dec 2015, 1:35 AM edit delete reply

"shit, I LIKED HER'...
fatal distraction
Iarei 21st Jul 2016, 7:47 PM edit delete reply
Hero: "Curses, my allies are all grievously wounded or dead! Time to get serious!"
NPC: "Th' hell weren't you serious before? What, do a certain number of us have to die for you to use your limit break?"
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