Comic 1372 - Remember

3rd Jul 2016, 9:00 PM
Average Rating: 5 (26 votes)

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Centcomm 3rd Jul 2016, 9:47 PM edit delete
Song title

Well i tried to embed the vid but it kept failing because im stupid but this was one of the songs i was listening to while making this page.
Tokyo Rose 5th Jul 2016, 3:12 PM edit delete
Tokyo Rose
Cent (the Artist) is in the hospital, having been diagnosed with first-degree heart block and placed under observation. A treatment plan is being worked out, and hopefully she'll be out of there by Wednesday.
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DLKmusic 3rd Jul 2016, 9:03 PM edit delete reply

Wow... Just....

Centcomm 3rd Jul 2016, 10:08 PM edit delete reply

Pleased i take it?
Sheela 4th Jul 2016, 8:00 AM edit delete reply

You missed the opportunity to make it a magic nose-beep !
I am so disappointed!

And then you kill off watchdoggy, don't you ? *sniff*
NinjaYacdan 3rd Jul 2016, 9:05 PM edit delete reply
Oh hell the fuck yeah!!!
Centcomm 3rd Jul 2016, 10:08 PM edit delete reply

hehehe glad you liked it :D
Lurker 3rd Jul 2016, 9:07 PM edit delete reply
And THIS, boys and girls, is why you ALWAYS use secure deletion! (And, btw, even in 2016, this is much, MUCH harder than it sounds...
Dragonrider 3rd Jul 2016, 9:09 PM edit delete reply

Question what happens to Watchdog and the other Centcomm "bombs"? Are the deleted,erased or just hanging in cyberspace?
DLKmusic 3rd Jul 2016, 9:19 PM edit delete reply

I'm sure we'll find out over the next couple of updates, but for now we have two whole days of happy happy place!!!!

I think I even remember the specific pages about half of those stills were taken from.

Day after tomorrow we may die, but for today, we have our CeCi back!
Centcomm 3rd Jul 2016, 10:26 PM edit delete reply

Well we are gonna find out :D
Mark_L_A 4th Jul 2016, 12:31 AM edit delete reply

I think, that now Rose has her hand in, Watch Dog and his buddies are going to be very hard pressed to stop Rose from disabling or at least muzzling them.
Sheela 4th Jul 2016, 8:02 AM edit delete reply

Poor watchdoggy !
He's being sent to the doghouse, and LEASHED !!!

As a fellow Doggy, I can sympathize !
chk 4th Jul 2016, 10:24 AM edit delete reply

Don't take it so hard Sheila. Watchpuppy may, or may not, be subdued but, if so, think of Ceci as a little kitten you can torment.

Fucking spell check. I meant Sheela.
sigpig 4th Jul 2016, 12:55 PM edit delete reply

no tuna for him!
Guest 4th Jul 2016, 10:37 AM edit delete reply
I presume they will be declawed and reintergrated under Ceci's control.
Gilrandir 5th Jul 2016, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
All the software hacking in the world shouldn't be effecting any hardware changes -- unless you're talking about damaging or destroying the hardware through misuse or abuse.
Sheela 5th Jul 2016, 11:03 PM edit delete reply

Declawed and under CeCi's control doesn't sound too bad, as long as she talks him for walkies once in a while. :)
Thormation 3rd Jul 2016, 9:11 PM edit delete reply

Looks like one of the things she remembers is how chilly she was half the time...
Centcomm 3rd Jul 2016, 9:40 PM edit delete reply

sigpig 4th Jul 2016, 5:49 AM edit delete reply

I was going to mention how much I liked her "tank top look"...
Timotheus 3rd Jul 2016, 9:12 PM edit delete reply

Is this what they call a flashback episode? (1391.5 should be its page number?)
Centcomm 3rd Jul 2016, 9:40 PM edit delete reply

ehh not really a flash back - And its only this one page- but I think you guys will love what happens next.
mjkj 3rd Jul 2016, 10:34 PM edit delete reply she asks: where is mommy...?
Sheela 4th Jul 2016, 8:16 AM edit delete reply

Evil devils advocate mode *ON* !
What if CeCi *isn't* revived, but Watchdoggy plays along with it?

CeCi : "M-Mommy ?"
Tokyo Rose : "Erhh .. no, but I'm here."
CeCi : "Daddy touched my personal bits!" *points at Aeneas*
Tokyo Rose : "He WHAT?"
Aeneas : "I .. I did NOT!"
CeCi : "He totally did, and he formatted my boot sector too!"
Tokyo Rose : "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!"
Aeneas : "I-I assure you .."
Tokyo Rose : "... you perverted, dirty ..
Aeneas : ".. I did no such thing .."
Tokyo Rose : ".. low down, filthy.."
Aeneas : ".. to an innocent android like.."
Tokyo Rose : ".. piece of microsoft software!"
Aeneas : " ...!"
Aeneas : "WHAT ?!"

*watchdoggy grins evilly while noone watches*

DLKmusic 4th Jul 2016, 3:30 PM edit delete reply
Of all the rotten nasty despicable insults Rose has dished out over the years...

That is hitting below the belt!
Gilrandir 5th Jul 2016, 10:04 AM edit delete reply
Logically (and hopefully) the first thing restored CeCi does is shut down the spike -- after that, the possibilities are myriad.
cattservant 3rd Jul 2016, 9:29 PM edit delete reply

An excellent page indeed!

Centcomm 3rd Jul 2016, 9:41 PM edit delete reply

I agree!
mjkj 5th Jul 2016, 10:31 AM edit delete reply

Hmmm, what in-comic date is it? 5th Nov.? ;)
Stormwind13 4th Jul 2016, 9:23 AM edit delete reply

CeCi has a lot to remember, of being an independent entity... and then more than she has to remember, when she wasn't running the show. Lots of forces at play, and I for one am unsure how it will all play out.
KarToon12 3rd Jul 2016, 9:38 PM edit delete reply

Simba--I mean--Ceci! Remember who you are!
Centcomm 3rd Jul 2016, 9:40 PM edit delete reply

The Old Scribe 3rd Jul 2016, 9:39 PM edit delete reply

Allright! Sweet little CeCi is back! Is her Death Angel programming offline or can she still defend herself and others? Does this mean that CentComm's 'Aeneas takeover' program is erased and can't be booted up again? She's one of my favorite characters, along with Dolly and Doc Silver and I'm glad to see she's not 'dead'.
Centcomm 3rd Jul 2016, 9:41 PM edit delete reply

Sadly I cant answer any of the questions :P
Stormwind13 4th Jul 2016, 6:22 AM edit delete reply

You can to ANSWER those questions, CentComm... but because you are EVIL, you are going to make us wait and see what happens! :-D
Sheela 4th Jul 2016, 8:20 AM edit delete reply

She's secretly reviving Watchdoggy.
Centcomm 3rd Jul 2016, 9:39 PM edit delete reply

Sorry CPTKeriolon I had to delete the massive squee because it broke the layout - My apologys :D
CptKerion 3rd Jul 2016, 9:42 PM edit delete reply
Crap. I didn't think it would do that. Had I known it would I otherwise wouldn't have it.
I shall resort to a small squee instead.
Centcomm 3rd Jul 2016, 10:09 PM edit delete reply

Its all good I felt bad about having to delete it.
CptKerion 3rd Jul 2016, 10:10 PM edit delete reply
Eh, don't. It was a learning experience about the effects on the layout.
Thomas 4th Jul 2016, 7:20 AM edit delete reply
We will just have to imagine it as the earth shattering squee heard from mars that it really is. :)
Stormwind13 4th Jul 2016, 9:25 AM edit delete reply

Such a loud SQUEEEE that is broke the fourth wall, the sound barrier then the speed of light (if heard from Mars)? :-D
jamie59 3rd Jul 2016, 9:42 PM edit delete reply

Cool mostly happy memories. Please let them stick!
Centcomm 3rd Jul 2016, 10:09 PM edit delete reply

we shall see!
Gilrandir 3rd Jul 2016, 10:22 PM edit delete reply
Yes, Yes! Can we get more of CeCi's sticky memories! ^_^
Sheela 4th Jul 2016, 8:22 AM edit delete reply

Rose : "See all of those memories CeCi ?"
CeCi : "Y-yeah ?"
Rose : "Those are BAD memories, CeCi - BAD!" Real muder bots, don't have happy memories, now delete them immediately!"
CeCi : "uh uhmm ... OK!" :D
Romfire 3rd Jul 2016, 9:57 PM edit delete reply
I wonder if they could overwrite Centcomm with Ceci?
That would be a fun city to live in.
Centcomm 3rd Jul 2016, 10:10 PM edit delete reply

well.. its not possible she doesn't have the coding for that.

But it is a amusing thought.
Dragonrider 4th Jul 2016, 12:09 AM edit delete reply

I'm not sure that would be a good idea, giving her control of all the nukes is scarry.
Stormwind13 4th Jul 2016, 9:30 AM edit delete reply

Or would CeCi in charge do what Galina did, Dragonrider? :-D
Mark_L_A 4th Jul 2016, 11:21 AM edit delete reply

Stormwind, just for that, I'm going to do another Lunastar Archive binge today. I miss Gali.
Stormwind13 4th Jul 2016, 12:04 PM edit delete reply

LOL Mark. That is what I started to do too when I was looking for the page! :-D
mjkj 3rd Jul 2016, 10:31 PM edit delete reply

I just hope that Rose also confined the watchdog so it can not delete CeCi again...

...the only memory that is missing is the one with the epiphyte...

Great update - thank you.

cattservant 3rd Jul 2016, 11:00 PM edit delete reply

That's who she got the apple from.
mjkj 4th Jul 2016, 4:51 AM edit delete reply

Ah, true, thank you, Catt.

I just was looking for the green epiphyte...

Just_IDD 4th Jul 2016, 5:04 AM edit delete reply
Bad watchdog, You ticked us off. We shall replace you....

Sit Oobu, sit! Good dog!

Tocks all Folks. This message also brought to you by World Wide Pants.
Sheela 4th Jul 2016, 8:26 AM edit delete reply

Hmmmm .... delete CeCi again ?
And again ?
And again?

Tokyo Rose has reinstalled CeCi-Core.
Watchdog has deleted CeCi-Core and dependencies.
Tokyo Rose has reinstalled CeCi-Core.
Watchdog has deleted CeCi-Core and dependencies.
Tokyo Rose has reinstalled CeCi-Core.
Watchdog has deleted CeCi-Core and dependencies.
Tokyo Rose has reinstalled CeCi-Core.
Watchdog has deleted CeCi-Core and dependencies.
Tokyo rose : "¤%&¤&%¤#¤""#¤"#¤¤ - Stop deleting CeCi you rustbucket!"
Tokyo Rose has reinstalled CeCi-Core.
Watchdog has deleted CeCi-Core and dependencies.

Meanwhile CeCi's body would do all sorts of weird moves and sounds.
Morituri 5th Jul 2016, 9:00 AM edit delete reply
This happens sometimes when I find a reason why I need to fight with autoupdate, but I usually cut it short. It would be something like:

Tokyo Rose has reinstalled CeCi-Core.
Watchdog has deleted CeCi-Core and dependencies.
Tokyo Rose has muttered "Bloodyminded stubborn goatfucker" and uninstalled Watchdog.
Tokyo Rose has reinstalled CeCi-Core.
Tokyo Rose has revoked Watchdog's write privileges.
Tokyo Rose: CeCi, here's a leash and a rolled-up newspaper. Call me if you have any questions about what they're for, okay?
Centcomm 4th Jul 2016, 1:58 PM edit delete reply

Well trhe epip memory is there but I see someone else already got it. I pulled images from each of Ceci's segments. There was a lot to go though for this :D
mjkj 4th Jul 2016, 10:52 PM edit delete reply

Thank you, Cent, I saw it.

...and yeah, that is a lot of pages you incorporated here...
HiFranc 3rd Jul 2016, 10:37 PM edit delete reply

I am not going to SQUEEE until our Ceci acts.
plymayer 3rd Jul 2016, 10:41 PM edit delete reply

HiFranc 3rd Jul 2016, 11:55 PM edit delete reply

I wonder which Ceci is the "real" Ceci.
jamie59 4th Jul 2016, 6:17 AM edit delete reply

The real Ceci is the one who drove Dolly nuts calling her Mommy. She Sparked! Watchdog is just a machine, not really capable of independent thought.
Stormwind13 4th Jul 2016, 6:42 AM edit delete reply

Depends on who you ASK, HiFranc. If you ask CentComm, the real CeCi has been acting since Agendas (9 October 2015). Before that it was an abnormality that was running the show.

For the readers, it is the exact OPPOSITE. That was when CeCi was taken away from us... and we damn well want her back! And I was fearing we weren't ever getting her back.

I fear that fight isn't over, and won't be easy.
Sheela 4th Jul 2016, 8:29 AM edit delete reply

Heh, reminds me of the time with Dr Silver was messing around inside Ceci's head, I wrote a shortstory where Tokyo rose had sparked the Watchdog, because ..

... well, because she could, frankly.
And because it was funny, and a greater challenge.
That comment is currently hiding in the comment section of Comic 861 - "Options".
Centcomm 4th Jul 2016, 1:57 PM edit delete reply

I remember that!
velvetsanity 5th Jul 2016, 3:51 PM edit delete reply

o/' I'm Slim Ceci yes I'm the real Ceci all you other Slim Cecis are just imitating so won't the real Ceci please stand up, please stand up, please stand up o/'
HiFranc 5th Jul 2016, 4:07 PM edit delete reply

Why did you have to get that song stuck in my head?
velvetsanity 6th Jul 2016, 1:28 AM edit delete reply

Because you got it stuck in mine lol
Rashala 4th Jul 2016, 1:11 AM edit delete reply

...............*launches the Tedee army*

Deals a deal
Greenwood Goat 4th Jul 2016, 1:48 AM edit delete reply
Ceci: ...... I... I... I... ...I need a drink!

Tokyo Rose: Sure thing. One mickey finn generic filtered beer coming up! Or maybe you'd prefer a tequila sunset sunrise? As for you lot, definitely not while you're driving.

Yasakani: Aw!

Kyle: *pout*

HeSerpenty 4th Jul 2016, 2:42 AM edit delete reply

Awww what a lovely flashback montage! :')
Well done! <3
Centcomm 4th Jul 2016, 1:56 PM edit delete reply

Thank you! Wait till you see the next page.. I pulled out all the stops. :D
Timotheus 4th Jul 2016, 11:22 PM edit delete reply

How many people know what, "pulled out all the stops" means? show of hands please.
Greenwood Goat 5th Jul 2016, 1:15 AM edit delete reply
Yup! *mimes playing keyboard*
TheSkulker 5th Jul 2016, 5:04 AM edit delete reply

You forgot the foot keys!
Gilrandir 5th Jul 2016, 8:05 AM edit delete reply
Do we have to show our hands, or can we show you other organs? ^_^
Hans 4th Jul 2016, 2:59 AM edit delete reply
Deleted data might not be destroyed, but gets easily overwritten with new data. So old Ceci might not be complete.
Hana 4th Jul 2016, 3:13 AM edit delete reply
Its been so long, and everything has been so complicated, that I forgot what the real Ceci was like. Man, Ive missed her.

You got this Ceci!! You can win the battle ahead of you!
Visvires 4th Jul 2016, 4:53 AM edit delete reply
So much CentComm planning. So easily subverted. :D
Gilrandir 4th Jul 2016, 6:48 AM edit delete reply
I would neither say "easily" nor "subverted". "Foiled", perhaps.

Consider, first thare had to be a sparked CeCi to begin with, which was so unusual as to have provoked comment. Then there is the fact that, no matter how simple it looks, what Tokyo Rose is doing appears to be taking the combined capability of no less than _four_ A.I.S. (Yasakani and Kusanagi appeared to merge with Rose, as well as Aeneas providing "full access". Kagami is unaccounted for, but may well also be contributing to the fusion.) "Simple" is not the same as "easy".

And not "subverted" because CentComm's plan is not (as far as I know) being turned to Tokyo Rose's advantage -- it's just being halted so Aeneas can stay in place. If Rose were to hijack the spike and use it to replace Aeneas (or some other A.I.S., I suppose) with a kernel of her own choosing, then yes, "subverted". (Just my opinions, of course.)
Sheela 4th Jul 2016, 8:51 AM edit delete reply

Redirected might be a better moniker.
Stormwind13 4th Jul 2016, 9:17 AM edit delete reply

Visvires you are ASKING to get crammed into Tokyo Rose costume and plunked into the matrix...

"EASY did you say? Let's FU¢KING see how EASY you think it is now!" snarls Tokyo Rose. ::As Aeneas gets ready to blast YOU into little bits of virtual data::
Matt Knab 4th Jul 2016, 7:07 AM edit delete reply

Memory overload!
Stormwind13 4th Jul 2016, 9:18 AM edit delete reply

Hopefully not an overload, Matt. Don't want CeCi getting reformatted or anything!
Centcomm 4th Jul 2016, 1:57 PM edit delete reply

memory overload might be very bad!
Thomas 4th Jul 2016, 7:22 AM edit delete reply
Wooooowww epic splash page is epic.
Centcomm 4th Jul 2016, 1:57 PM edit delete reply

Thank you very much!
chk 4th Jul 2016, 10:15 AM edit delete reply

I did NOT see that coming!

You guys, seriously, never cease to amaze me.
Centcomm 4th Jul 2016, 1:57 PM edit delete reply

hehe we do try! :D
TheSkulker 5th Jul 2016, 5:08 AM edit delete reply

No, you don't *try*. You do *do*!
chk 5th Jul 2016, 8:53 AM edit delete reply

Heh. do do
Haegan2005 4th Jul 2016, 12:56 PM edit delete reply

That is a beautiful Collage!
Centcomm 4th Jul 2016, 1:56 PM edit delete reply

Thank you! :D
Naldru 4th Jul 2016, 1:56 PM edit delete reply
I view the events as support of the idea that CentComm had two possible positive outcomes. If Aeneas or Tokyo Rose can restore Ceci's original personality, it means that Aeneas is rational enough to resolve things. However, Ceci's original personality may have also been left as a honeypot. In the process of making Ceci's original personality dominant, it may trigger an attack that will collect information about Tokyo Rose and send it back to CentCom.
Don B. 4th Jul 2016, 2:32 PM edit delete reply
I was hoping CeCi was not ending her part in the story being permanently subsumed by a black angel imperative. Her creation was rushed and judging by CentComm's reaction to her at the time, her personality something of a fluke. I think I have the same problem with her situation Dolly seems to. Creating someone (human, android or otherwise) with the innocence of a schoolchild, the abilities of a black angel and then equipping them with a personality deleting over-ride is not the kind of thing that endears people to you. She had her reasons but still...
Haegan2005 4th Jul 2016, 2:42 PM edit delete reply

Ouch. Good point.

I had not thought about it that way, but her personality was overridden.

This makes Centcomm's choices look much less black and white and more a darker shade of grey. Centcomm does seem to be fiercely protective of the Helios family. But is that in order to prevent her secrets from being used or is that genuine love, or maybe a mix of the two? Centcomm is old and has seen many of the the family members be born, age, and die(though not always from old age I am sure). Eventually this may have caused her to either put a premium on the Helios families lives or perhaps adopt a less value laden outlook. I think that she is fond of the family as she has plainly worked hard to protect them against what she knew about. Of course there may be imperatives that we do not know about in regards to this(knowing the devious duo...) and again this is more likely a shades of grey then a black and white situation.
Tokyo Rose 5th Jul 2016, 9:39 AM edit delete reply

If Ceci were still as she was originally designed, Cent-Comm's actions wouldn't be quite as nasty. Ceci's "personality" wasn't supposed to be real, just a shell over the Black Angel persona; deleting it would have been as minor as deleting a desktop shortcut, removing a facade without affecting the actual functionality. Later developments have changed the situation substantially.
ProfEtheric 4th Jul 2016, 4:25 PM edit delete reply

Centcomm 4th Jul 2016, 6:50 PM edit delete reply

hehe glad you approve :D
Romfire 4th Jul 2016, 5:12 PM edit delete reply
I would like to see
Ceci restored with an AI spike of Aeneas put in place of the Centcomm one.
The epic battle between Dark angle Ceci and Cent would be priceless pay back.
Timotheus 4th Jul 2016, 5:18 PM edit delete reply

The fascinating thing I believe is that all of the montage photos come from the latter part of the Joleet stop over. This might mean that there will be no story revisions after that point, which would be something useful to know.
Stormwind13 4th Jul 2016, 5:37 PM edit delete reply

Tim. As I understand it, all the single panel comics (up to And now a new format, 1 January 2009, currently page 434) are going to be replaced.

CentComm doesn't like her old artwork and wants everything as pretty as possible. I'm not sure if CentComm is going to work on CeCi and Dolly's visit to Logrin, but I wouldn't be surprised. In fact, she might go up to the End of Chapter, 22 May 2012 (currently page 539) to give everyone the newest models.

I really don't know for sure, and not sure when she'll have time with cranking out new pages for our consumption. I'm not sure how she does all the magic she does, but I thank her for it! :-)
Centcomm 4th Jul 2016, 6:50 PM edit delete reply

Actually im going to redo up to the end of Kyle's Cyber sequence. of "Comic 506 - Nova Roma 1st Jan 2010, 1:41 AM "

After that i have no reason to despise the art.

Gilrandir 4th Jul 2016, 8:09 PM edit delete reply
You're not one of those insecure artists that run around despising their art anyway for no good reason whatsoever? ^_^

Glad to hear it.
Morituri 5th Jul 2016, 9:08 AM edit delete reply
I can see that you're building new scenes, not just rerendering with new models. But in spots the poses seem identical (if usually seen from a different camera angle). Can you take a pose created with an earlier model and just rerender with an updated model, or are you creating all new poses that sometimes just happen to look like the old ones?
Centcomm 5th Jul 2016, 12:54 PM edit delete reply

im rebuilding it all useing the old as a guidee :)
Gilrandir 5th Jul 2016, 1:00 PM edit delete reply
(Kinda like Tokyo Rose. ^_^)

That's an even more impressive amount of work than when I thought you were just capturing from existing art. The result is very nice, though. Thank you.
Don B. 5th Jul 2016, 11:04 PM edit delete reply
There's probably a reason for that...I haven't forgotten that Dr. Silver did something to fix an obviously messed up android by remote while flying by. Pretty sure that was CeCi. Also pretty sure it started the process of her self determination...which is coming in a rather spectacular fashion unless I miss my guess.
highlander55 4th Jul 2016, 5:26 PM edit delete reply

Excellent choice of visuals for what Rose is attempting.
Centcomm 4th Jul 2016, 6:50 PM edit delete reply

Thank you very much!
Darobe 5th Jul 2016, 6:07 AM edit delete reply
So this begs the comments "Be healed child! The power of Rose compels you!"
Mark_L_A 5th Jul 2016, 9:45 AM edit delete reply

I get a feeling that if this fully goes through and CeCi" IS back, when they DO get back to New Troy, when centComm tries to take CeCi to "Debrief" and erase CeCi, Dolly will have something to say about that. to CentComm's regret and possibly pain.
Gilrandir 5th Jul 2016, 10:16 AM edit delete reply
I don't think it ever gets as far as Dolly. For one thing CeCi will be capable of speaking on her own behalf. For a second, if an advocate is needed, I expect Dr. Silver would duel all competitors for the privilege. (Tokyo Rose probably would, too, if she thought it would help. However, given her past relationships with CentComm, she might conclude that that would do more harm than good. ^_^)

And for all the talk (both third person and first person) about CentComm being a monster, we have seen that -- confronted squarely with the Abyss -- CentComm does her best to back away and keep her humanity.

Lastly, Dolly is too smart to champion CeCi in her own person. Why bring a squirt gun to a gunfight when you have a radio? You call in the 16-inch shells from Battleship Calliope Taylor, then wait for Justice and Mercy to prevail. ^_^
talantus 5th Jul 2016, 1:07 PM edit delete reply
holy shit! I`m gone for a couple of years and everything`s gone to hell. acanthi gets stabbed, ada is a baddass warbitch ^_^, deck is dead in the fiery flames of hell, I get to see who Tokyo really is AND now Ceci is coming back! AWESOME. I`m really glad I came back to read this comic. pure GOLD!
cherub laws 5th Jul 2016, 3:36 PM edit delete reply
sending positive thoughts Centcoms(the artist)way. hope she is feeling better soon. her health is more importans than the comic. we will all wait.
That one guy 5th Jul 2016, 3:55 PM edit delete reply
Adding my wishes for good luck to author Cent-Comm and hopes she has a good cardiologist and things have been caught and repaired before too much damage (Wed sounds like they're thinking they can fix things with a heart cath rather than needing to crack her chest, as that takes a lot more recovery time).
Stormwind13 5th Jul 2016, 3:54 PM edit delete reply

If anyone has extra nickels to send Terri's way, she would appreciate it. Sounds like she'll be taking more drugs, more expenses. :-(
HiFranc 5th Jul 2016, 4:09 PM edit delete reply

« sending hugs and get well wishes Cent's way
Mark_L_A 5th Jul 2016, 4:10 PM edit delete reply

First-degree atrioventricular block (AV block), or PR prolongation, is a disease of the electrical conduction system of the heart in which the PR interval is lengthened beyond 0.20 seconds.[1]

In first-degree AV block, the impulse conducting from atria to ventricles through the atrioventricular node (AV node) is delayed and travels slower than normal. It has a prevalence in the normal (young adult) population of 0.65-1.1% and the incidence is 0.13 per 1000 persons.


The management includes identifying and correcting electrolyte imbalances and withholding any offending medications. This condition does not require admission unless there is an associated myocardial infarction. Even though it usually does not progress to higher forms of heart block, it may require outpatient follow-up and monitoring of the ECG, especially if there is a comorbid bundle branch block. If there is a need for treatment of an unrelated condition, care should be taken not to introduce any medication that may slow AV conduction. If this is not feasible, clinicians should be very cautious when introducing any drug that may slow conduction; and regular monitoring of the ECG is indicated.


Isolated first-degree heart block has no direct clinical consequences. There are no symptoms or signs associated with it. It was originally thought of as having a benign prognosis. In the Framingham Heart Study, however, the presence of a prolonged PR interval or first degree AV block doubled the risk of developing atrial fibrillation (irregular heart beat), tripled the risk of requiring an artificial pacemaker, and was associated with a small increase in mortality. This risk was proportional to the degree of PR prolongation.[2]

A subset of individuals with the triad of first-degree heart block, right bundle branch block, and either left anterior fascicular block or left posterior fascicular block (known as trifascicular block) may be at an increased risk of progression to complete heart block.

Prayers for Terri, and if I wasn't tapped for cash right now, I'd be sending some additional in.

If you aren't already, please consider signing up to be a Patreon member supporting Terri and Krissy (CentComm and Tokyo Rose).
Stormwind13 5th Jul 2016, 6:43 PM edit delete reply

Mark, please note I'm NOT a medical person but from what Terri indicated she had a troponin imbalance. Most of the test sounded good though (CT Scan, Chest X-Ray, ECG); however, she was in pain (chest and shoulder, which is why she went to hospital in the first place). And she was on morphine, so was a little bit loopy. I didn't talk to the Doctor, which Krissy may have and gotten better information.
Tokyo Rose 5th Jul 2016, 6:58 PM edit delete reply

I didn't get better info, sadly. She's on morphine for pain control, was given blood thinner, and has had a couple of scans. There's no indication of valve malfunction or narrowing in the blood vessels, so there's nothing mechanically wrong; the concern is the lag in electrical signals bouncing around in the cardiac muscle. There are one or two medications being discussed, as far as I know.
Guest 5th Jul 2016, 4:14 PM edit delete reply
Dear gods.

Cent, PLEASE get well completely, regardless of how long it may take. We'll be here. Rose, please take care of you, too.
chk 5th Jul 2016, 4:31 PM edit delete reply

Get well soon Terri.

No, fuck that, get well now!

Actually, just be well.
Timotheus 5th Jul 2016, 4:48 PM edit delete reply

Dang. Sincere hopes and wishes for positive outcomes. I've already signed on as a patron, but I'll check the budget again.
Sheela 5th Jul 2016, 6:17 PM edit delete reply

Argh, Centcomm is where ?
Jeez, that's pretty bad news.

Reminds me of an article about 3rd Generation Birth Control Pills being responsible for blood clots in some cases. Bad Karma all around.
dpallee 5th Jul 2016, 7:25 PM edit delete reply

Brilliant way to convey it-nice job!
Gilrandir 5th Jul 2016, 7:42 PM edit delete reply
Sincere good wishes for the best possible outcome for @Centcomm.
lalverson 5th Jul 2016, 8:57 PM edit delete reply
Gave Terri a call and she seems to be doing pretty well. Though she's a bit bored sitting/laying there with an IV. But they let her walk around a little. And with a little medication boost she's pretty chatty. It has been a neat treat to talk to one of the creators of this fine tale!
Centcomm 5th Jul 2016, 9:30 PM edit delete reply

Thanks - gotta love Morphine!!!! It was a real pleasure to talk to you too!
Sheela 5th Jul 2016, 11:05 PM edit delete reply

All the pretty colors, huh ? :)

Well, happy to hear things are going well for you.
Caley Tibbittz Collopy 12th Mar 2017, 3:08 PM edit delete reply

SUCH a great and EPIC moment. Touching the mind of humanity of the machine... freaking awesome.
Speedy Marsh 3rd Apr 2017, 3:29 PM edit delete reply
Yay! I knew she wasn't gone forever!

Time for a Snoopy Happy Dance!
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