Comic 1282 - Breaking The Bottleneck

13th Dec 2015, 9:00 PM
Breaking The Bottleneck
Average Rating: 5 (30 votes)
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Haegan2005 13th Dec 2015, 9:03 PM edit delete reply

The cassians have it figured out. Now will they tell the prince?

Oh yea and Go TeeDee!
Centcomm 13th Dec 2015, 10:59 PM edit delete reply

Nope they are planning a nice party for him.
Stormwind13 15th Dec 2015, 10:32 AM edit delete reply

Retirement party/wake, CentComm? :-D
HiFranc 14th Dec 2015, 12:19 AM edit delete reply

Noctis had already figured it out before she saw the Prince.

{edit} Noctis worked it out in Putting it together
Sheela 14th Dec 2015, 1:21 AM edit delete reply

It's not exactly a hard thing to figure out.
Heck, the prince has probably guessed it already.
They just don't have any concrete proof.
HiFranc 14th Dec 2015, 3:00 AM edit delete reply

Whilst it's not hard for intelligent rational people to figure out, I doubt the prince has. He can't get his head round the concept that others cities won't take action against him (or that his sister can be right, from The Fool (Upright)).

I bet he still thinks that they are just a bunch of rebels who still do not appreciate his glorious rule.
Lukkai 14th Dec 2015, 8:25 PM edit delete reply

Aahh.. reading that page again. And Setorius always brings a smile to my face.

"A situation that may lead to having all of our patients die in a nuclear firestorm would certainly constitute a serious public health emergency."
anarcha 13th Dec 2015, 9:05 PM edit delete reply

Wow-- last panel is especially fantastic!
Carry on.:D
Centcomm 13th Dec 2015, 11:00 PM edit delete reply

Thank you so much ! glad it came out good :D
ProfEtheric 13th Dec 2015, 9:37 PM edit delete reply

Whoa! That last panel... DANG!!!!

Wonderfully done, even if I DO have to dock points for a lack of puppets... :P

(It comes out above the curve still, since it was REALLY high up points-wise to begin with.)
Centcomm 14th Dec 2015, 2:19 AM edit delete reply

Thankys prof! :D Sorry for the lack og puppets :D
DLKmusic 14th Dec 2015, 3:22 AM edit delete reply

on the bright side, no puppets were harmed in the making of this glorious page!
Visvires 15th Dec 2015, 10:28 AM edit delete reply
The shot we've been waiting for.

Such Pew Pew. Much awesome.
Dragonrider 13th Dec 2015, 9:51 PM edit delete reply

Seems Noctis is trying to minimize physical damage to the Cassion Corp and get Douchie out of the picture.
Centcomm 15th Dec 2015, 12:00 AM edit delete reply

Yep Noctis does not want to see all her sisters die.
jamie59 13th Dec 2015, 9:52 PM edit delete reply

Ada seams at aw of the hole Teedee made.
Timotheus 14th Dec 2015, 12:37 PM edit delete reply

I believe Ada is shielding her eyes from the muzzle flair.
Centcomm 15th Dec 2015, 12:00 AM edit delete reply

Yes Ada is shielding her eyes from the glare :D
Timotheus 13th Dec 2015, 9:56 PM edit delete reply

Seems like an awful lot of effort just to open a can of spam. c]:{)
Pirtnac 13th Dec 2015, 10:04 PM edit delete reply
When you lose the pull tab, all bonds of civility are forgotten.
DLKmusic 13th Dec 2015, 11:42 PM edit delete reply

I played a Hero's RPG game about 20 years ago with Power Armor character called "SpamInaCan".

badguy: "I bet you think your real tough inside that tin suit, don't you!!! I bet your not so tough when you're not in it!"
SpamInaCan: "Why, yes, you're absolutely right! that's why I'm in the suit."

I'm not entirely sure how he would feel about your comment... although I am pretty sure I know how he would feel about TeeDee's can opener... he would not like it at all
The Old Scribe 13th Dec 2015, 10:26 PM edit delete reply

Yay! Samanta's still functioning. From the look of her though, she better damn well stand down. The Cassians have figured out who's kicking their asses and why, now what will they do? Noctis seems to be running the show while Kali babysits the Imperial Douchebag, so I guess the next moves are up to her.

Oooorahhh! Hit 'em where it hurts, TeeDee! Damn, that is one impressive weapon. Even Ada's a tad surprised at the force of the discharge. The ranks of the Blueshells are about to get a whole lot thinner and a lot of walls are gonna disappear.
Sheela 14th Dec 2015, 1:23 AM edit delete reply

TeeDee is shooting a "turrets be gone" weapon, so it ought to be strong. :)
Lukkai 14th Dec 2015, 8:29 PM edit delete reply

Well, she's got a clear order to stand down now. And no particular reason not to follow suit, considering the situation.

Now if one of the reds (currently diving out of the way and for cover if I'm to interprete Ada's words right there) will help her to safety once the dynamic duo has moved on, she should actually make it out of there. And I see no reason as to why they wouldn't do so.

The bluebs however may all place themselves in front of the door as ablative armour for all I care.
Centcomm 15th Dec 2015, 12:01 AM edit delete reply

Ill say this much .. Kali is out of the loop as well.
DLKmusic 13th Dec 2015, 10:50 PM edit delete reply

"Not for indoor use" sticker...

Timotheus 14th Dec 2015, 2:18 AM edit delete reply

It'll probably set the ceiling tile on fire.
DLKmusic 14th Dec 2015, 3:00 AM edit delete reply

I was actually thinking of a long list of common sense hazard warnings on that BFG9000, like:

The Myrmidon is a Class A military grade Assault Cannon, and is not to be used against neighbors who play the stereo too loud.
do not stand in front of the firing nozzle during discharge.
Volatile chemicals in Ammo container.
Not for indoor use.

Add to the list all you all want, but the company is STILL going to be subject to a class action lawsuit because they forgot to add...

"Keep out of reach of children"
velvetsanity 14th Dec 2015, 5:14 AM edit delete reply

*reaches up and tweaks the last sentence*

"Keep out of reach of Teedee!"

There you go, fixed it for you ;D
rfaramir 14th Dec 2015, 9:04 AM edit delete reply
Like TeeDee pays attention to stickers!
velvetsanity 14th Dec 2015, 10:34 AM edit delete reply

The more warning stickers it comes with, the better she likes it ;)
Stormwind13 14th Dec 2015, 6:39 PM edit delete reply

LOL Velvet. Yeah, ANYTHING TeeDee carries around probably has at least SIX warning stickers... which she proceeds to ignore. :-D
Lukkai 14th Dec 2015, 8:30 PM edit delete reply

To ignore? She makes a point out of finding more matching stickers and adding them to her gear!
pastutopia 13th Dec 2015, 11:22 PM edit delete reply

I like how their solution to each problem is to pull out a bigger gun... going to be hard to top that one though unless they start calling in that air support... fortunately it seems their problems are running out faster than yet bigger guns ;)
Sheela 14th Dec 2015, 1:24 AM edit delete reply

Topping it ? Easy!
Flying towers with planetoid plasma beam weapons in it !
Wolfsbane 15th Dec 2015, 10:00 AM edit delete reply

Piffle! I have frikkin sharks with frikkin laser beams attached to their heads!
Lukkai 14th Dec 2015, 8:31 PM edit delete reply

Erm... They have got air support available. Just saying.
Wolfsbane 13th Dec 2015, 11:40 PM edit delete reply

In real time this is all happening very quickly, so TD & Crew have no idea that Lynn & Co. are running to Aeneas. This is going to make for a very long exit path that everyone else is making for them, or put them in an unsustainable position waiting for people to come that aren't there any more. This development will be interesting to see. I guess it means this story doesn't finish in a few weeks. ;)
CptKerion 14th Dec 2015, 12:41 AM edit delete reply
Do I need to wheel out Glory to the Brave for Samata?
Centcomm 14th Dec 2015, 1:26 AM edit delete reply

Nah she will be fine.. Shes not a model four so her pain cut outs are all on shes actually feeling no pain from her injurys .. just alot of red text in her vision.
Stormwind13 14th Dec 2015, 6:44 PM edit delete reply

Damn, I knew the Cassians were tough, but WOW. I mean, she is trashed and will survive that (if you don't drop the ceiling on her or something). That is BEYOND tough.

Still Samata will need some extensive time in the body shop. I mean, she has to get a body BACK! =O
mjkj 14th Dec 2015, 12:43 AM edit delete reply

Wow... great one.

...and yayyy, Samantha survived...

Go, TeeDee!!!

PS: *lol* @alt text :D

Centcomm 14th Dec 2015, 1:39 AM edit delete reply

snickers I liked the alt text today too!
mjkj 15th Dec 2015, 2:37 PM edit delete reply

Ah, that panel from the vote incentive - I was wondering why it looked so familiar '^_^
Stormwind13 14th Dec 2015, 6:45 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, mjkj. The alternate text is great today. :-D
cattservant 14th Dec 2015, 3:01 AM edit delete reply

Stormwind13 15th Dec 2015, 1:44 PM edit delete reply

Jumping the gun, catt! The BOOM should be next comic. :-D
Tango Xray Actual 14th Dec 2015, 3:13 AM edit delete reply
Sweet artwork!

She finally gets to use her toy!
Matt Knab 14th Dec 2015, 3:32 AM edit delete reply

So many pretty effects! XD
Centcomm 15th Dec 2015, 1:54 AM edit delete reply

thank you :D gotta pay the special effects guys they do a fab job :D
T1-G3R2501 14th Dec 2015, 6:26 AM edit delete reply
Hell yeah baby! All that carnage! All that Fire! A beautiful symphony of carnage. I cannot wait to see the crescendo of that cannon's wake! Bravo Ladies! This panel has be positively pumped!
Boren 14th Dec 2015, 8:06 AM edit delete reply

My sole survivor wants that weapon.
Centcomm 15th Dec 2015, 1:55 AM edit delete reply

Its like a channeled Fat man with the hitting pout of a mirv :D or liberty primes eye laser ..
Stever 14th Dec 2015, 8:41 AM edit delete reply

That last panel is great, but it's the first one that I can't stop staring at. Really cool! Looks like she may need some fresh skin on her bottom half after this.

Stormwind13 14th Dec 2015, 6:48 PM edit delete reply

Yeah Stever I'm with you. The can opener TeeDee has is impressive... but that first image... It is mezmorizing. Samata is burning, severely damaged but still somehow functioning at some levels. =O
chk 14th Dec 2015, 9:15 AM edit delete reply

Grievous damage alright. Love it!
Stormwind13 14th Dec 2015, 6:51 PM edit delete reply

Don't know about loving it, chk; however, I think the first panel DEFINES Grievous Damage! WOW! =O

The image is AWESOME... in a disturbing kind of way. I can about feel the heat, smell the burning flesh/plastic, hear the crackling of the fire...
chk 15th Dec 2015, 12:09 PM edit delete reply

Not sure how I feel about Samanta getting cut in half but I think 'grievous damage' is, as you say, the perfect description of that panel.
Thundarl 14th Dec 2015, 1:24 PM edit delete reply

Brings back memories playing Doom and Doom 2. This BFG puts Doom's to shame :)

That is definitely TeeDee's toy for sure.
Steven-Vincent 14th Dec 2015, 1:36 PM edit delete reply

Very nice visuals. The last panel is exceptional.
TheD-Wrek 14th Dec 2015, 2:50 PM edit delete reply

Man, all the little extra detail on your work recently. Amaing! 8O
Fjolsvith 14th Dec 2015, 6:18 PM edit delete reply

Wow! This is some incredible lighting effects!!!
KittyHodge 14th Dec 2015, 6:29 PM edit delete reply
Ah, I see TeeDee's a girl who knows how to handle large weapons ;)

Douchie is probably hiding under a bed someplace with his teddy bear, trying to convince himself it's all a bad dream.
KarToon12 14th Dec 2015, 8:13 PM edit delete reply

That first panel made me think of the Terminator music. XD
Lukkai 14th Dec 2015, 8:35 PM edit delete reply

Also like that nice little warning (accompanied by another shot) Ada gives the blues there.

Kinda reminded me of a warning my Vampire LARP chara once gave at the beginning of a gathering, him acting as security chief for that meeting. It was directed at anyone thinking about stealing something:
"Keep your fingers with you. Or I'll keep 'em!"
Rashala 15th Dec 2015, 12:36 AM edit delete reply

*records this for teedee so she can relive it as often as she wants....even makes her an App with her and that cannon Blasting fleeing blue guys.
mjkj 15th Dec 2015, 2:40 PM edit delete reply

Awesome - where can I get it???
Gilrandir 22nd Oct 2016, 7:45 PM edit delete reply
So, it turns out my rap skills are weak -- but there is no fighting the muse when she asserts herself. Here, for your entertainment, you may imagine TeeDee doing her own version of Sir Mix-A-Lot's "Baby Got Back" (The first verse only) ...

I like big guns and I can not lie.
Just aim downrange and then let fly.
I see a girl walk in with an itty bitty piece
And a round that's off the shelf.
I get pissed, gutters pack that stuff,
'Cause stock handguns just ain't enough.
Hot loads and a high-cal shell
That's what I use to give 'em hell.
Or maybe a new plasma cannon
Is in my plannin'.
I'm not the kind to trifle
With any hardware less than a big-ass rifle.
Ooh, "Scorch and Wrecks-you"
Is what I bring to "Search and Rescue".
I don't sweat, don't sweat,
'Cause you're just an average target.
I see them runnin'
When they see me gunnin'
Rounds go zoom, boom
That's how you know that I own the room.
Instead of magazines,
Belt-fed ammo is the thing.
When you've got some targets needin' service
Baby makes 'em nervous
So, fellas (yeah) Fellas (yeah)
Does your girlfriend make the cut? (hell yeah)
When wasters shot us (shot us) shot us (shot us)
Tried to kill us but
Ada shot back (New Troy hits with the android cutie)

Ada shot back (New Troy kickin' some Roma booty)
Sheela 24th Oct 2016, 8:36 AM edit delete reply

Hah, it's in TeeDee's playlist, I'm sure. :D
Centcomm 24th Oct 2016, 10:15 AM edit delete reply

hehe ok this version of the song i might actually like!
Gilrandir 24th Oct 2016, 4:00 PM edit delete reply
Your sincere praise is as meat and drink to me, who would otherwise hunger and thirst. ^_^

Any requests?
Speedy Marsh 29th Mar 2017, 4:31 PM edit delete reply
Ada: "TeeDee, Luna just called. They want to thank you for the hole that you just melted through the moon. They're gonna use it to drop packages to the far side.* They just ask that in the future, you be aware of what Downrange Awareness means for that gun."

* Yes, I know the physics wouldn't work.
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