Comic 1407 - Scheduled Apocalypse

1st Nov 2016, 9:00 PM
Scheduled Apocalypse
Average Rating: 5 (18 votes)

Author Notes:

Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 8:46 AM edit delete
OK good news.. We are going to be getting back to a 3 X a week schedule hopefully back in 2 weeks! I am working hard on a buffer we currently have 9 pages ahead and im working on expanding that quickly!

Thank you readers one and all for your Good wishes and help!
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 12:14 PM edit delete
ALso Patron stuff updated and Top web comics!! Ive been busy busy busy!
Tokyo Rose 3rd Nov 2016, 4:29 AM edit delete
Tokyo Rose
Remember way back around here, when Cent's heart problems completely overshadowed my comparatively minor face-hole issue?

I go back in for a second bout of surgery this Friday. There's a very weak-walled, mis-grown blood vessel that utterly refuses to heal over and stop leaking red stuff every time the clot/scab is knocked loose. The doctor basically intends to strip-mine the area practically down to cartilage and let it heal up again, hopefully without any silliness this time.
Centcomm 3rd Nov 2016, 1:25 PM edit delete
OK new Patreon stuff up! go check it out!

also new Reboot pages up! they replace quite a few and give a bit more backstory than the originals Go check em out! mind you Rose will probably fix the titles and all that jazz because shes better at it...
Centcomm 4th Nov 2016, 12:10 PM edit delete
OK Roses surgery went well! She is at home resting hopefully comfortably in the arms of percocent and other happy chems Her Husband Mister Black is keeping a eye on her. SO lets all say YAY!
Tokyo Rose 5th Nov 2016, 1:36 AM edit delete
Tokyo Rose
I am not bouncing back from the surgery anywhere near as well as I did the last time. I've thrown up three separate times and can't seem to keep anything down but very small sips of water; I haven't actually eaten anything solid for more than 24 hours now. I know that post-operative nausea and vomiting is a known thing, but this is the first time it's ever happened to me. I don't know where the line is from "that just sucks" to "okay call the doctor".
Centcomm 6th Nov 2016, 9:40 AM edit delete
OK everyone! there will be 2 updates this week! Monday and Friday! thank you for taking us to number 5 on top web comics! ( ill be putting a new incentive up today too! )

also new TWC incentive so vote lots!
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Dragonrider 1st Nov 2016, 9:18 PM edit delete reply

Those evil bright red eyes soooo suit Nox. Dob't knoww if you intended it or not but this page serves as a comic relief after the drama of the past pages.
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 8:37 AM edit delete reply

that may or may not have been intended! LOL
this page is also a homage to the one Rufi did that i liked a LOT!
Gilrandir 1st Nov 2016, 9:57 PM edit delete reply
Lovely stuff, @Centcomm (as always) and kudos to the entire artistic team. However, in this case there are a couple of art details I'm not understanding, so please forgive me if I inquire about them.

* - I think I get the background radiant lines in the upper part of the page to link the three sub panels, indicating they are joined in time but separated in space. What I am not getting is the intended purpose of the red map in the lower left corner of the page and the way it is obscuring (I assume) some of the details of Nox's upper torso. What am I missing about what that is supposed to convey? If it's intended to be an internal display (like we saw for CeCi), to whom does it belong?

* - Nox's face is ... veined ... like we might expect if she were carved from marble. It is a nice effect, and might be intended to evoke zombie-hood, but she didn't (as I recall) have that when alive. It would seem unlikely to have developed it as a product of decay -- and certainly not in the few hours that have passed since her termination. Nor would it seem likely to be a side-effect of Tokyo Rose's remote telepresence. So what does it signify or portend? Is there an actual reason for it, or is it just to make the speaking severed head just that much more 'spooky'?
Dragonrider 1st Nov 2016, 10:35 PM edit delete reply

I think the veined effect you refer is her "blood" from Dolly applying sufficient force from her gun to remove that from the body. Remember Kali's "blood" was of the same color when she remarked to Dolly Good Fight it has been years since I saw my own blood. The red "map" is, I think, merely a representation of TR's connection to the inactive head. What I find both humorous and a bit scary is the "nickname" of "Rowdy Racoon" applied to the rebel leader. It reveals how deep into Nova Roma system Rose is to have that current description at hand.
EDIT NOTE: Also to know TeeDees stature, Teedee must be shocked to not wise off but comply with Roses demand.
BTW who is "Lovelace" and why invoke her tits?
Gilrandir 1st Nov 2016, 10:49 PM edit delete reply
The veining does not appear liquid to me, but that may be what was intended. It also doesn't look like a spatter pattern from the neck, and there are no facial wounds to explain its presence. Certainly it would be plausible that Nox's circulatory fluid was that color to provide her skin with its unusual pigmentation.

I suspect the Lovelace referred to is Countess Ada Lovelace, regarded by many as the first computer programmer, who might reasonably be presumed to be regarded as a mythic figure by human-developed machine intelligences.
Ryu Santos 1st Nov 2016, 10:55 PM edit delete reply
Hmmmm...seems like someone has been watching old adult movies.
Gilrandir 1st Nov 2016, 11:00 PM edit delete reply
Nope. Check the alt text. That possibility is specifically denied. ^_^
Ryu Santos 1st Nov 2016, 11:22 PM edit delete reply
*grumble,grumble* Another great theory shot down.
Dragonrider 2nd Nov 2016, 12:47 AM edit delete reply

That was not the part of her anatomy that made that one famous.
Fairportfan 3rd Nov 2016, 10:03 PM edit delete reply

Also, though less relevantly here, Lord Byron's daughter.

She worked with Babbage -
Guest 2nd Nov 2016, 2:05 AM edit delete reply
Lady Ada Lovelace was the first programmer. A truly remarkable woman and mathematician.
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 8:38 AM edit delete reply

Yep i can confirm that it was Ada Lovelace the programmer.
SeanR 2nd Nov 2016, 6:52 AM edit delete reply
Lady Ada Lovelace.
Lord Byron's daughter and the first programmer. Worked with Babbage on his, never finished, Difference Engine.
The programming language ADA is named for her.
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 8:38 AM edit delete reply

Gilrandir 3rd Nov 2016, 10:10 AM edit delete reply
(Disclaimer: What follows is possibly the single most useless piece of trivia known to man. You have been warned. ^_^)

@SeanR -
"The programming language ADA is named for her."

Not quite. The names of many of the most common computer programming languages (BASIC, COBOL, LISP, FORTRAN, etc.) are written with all capitals because they are originally acronyms or abbreviations. There are a few programming languages (Pascal, Modula-2, Ada) which are proper nouns in their own right (often named after someone), and those should be written in title case, as with any proper noun. The computer language Ada, but not the American Dental Association or the Americans with Disabilities Act, is named after Countess Lovelace.

My apologies to all those rightfully offended by the preceding. ^_^

By the way, what is your favorite three-letter acronym (such as FBI, CIA, ADA, Ph.D)? Mine is TLA.
Oldarmourer 4th Jun 2019, 8:16 AM edit delete reply
Favourite acronym ?
Probably the same as TeeDee's
KFB = Ker Fucking BOOM ;)
mjkj 1st Nov 2016, 11:01 PM edit delete reply

The red "map" I had seen as the energy that Rose uses to power and move the head - you know to show it is powered up...
Gilrandir 1st Nov 2016, 11:05 PM edit delete reply
I thought that was the purpose of the electrical arcs. The map (especially why a map?) didn't really do that for me.
mjkj 1st Nov 2016, 11:10 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, now that I have zoomed in it looks like a navigation system with European city names (pre-apocalypse)...
Stormwind13 2nd Nov 2016, 6:33 AM edit delete reply

I think the map is showing Tokyo Rose bouncing her signal around to obfuscate anyone that got to curious about where she is working from (looking at you Dr. Silver). :-)
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 8:40 AM edit delete reply

thats the original idea yeah.. :D thank you Storm! :D
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 8:39 AM edit delete reply

The red map is artistic license none of the charcters actually see that. I didnt like the dead space and decided to fill it with cyber mambo jumbo!]

And yes this also serves as our halloween strip so there!
Gilrandir 2nd Nov 2016, 8:58 AM edit delete reply
Okay, thanks.
Fairportfan 3rd Nov 2016, 10:06 PM edit delete reply

My favourite?

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (Interrogative)

Although, to be a bit pedantic myself "acronym" properly refers to abbreviations that make pronounceable word, like U.N.C.L.E. or T.H.U.N.D.E.R.
Gilrandir 4th Nov 2016, 12:24 AM edit delete reply
True, I was less than correct in using "acronym" when it should have been "acronym or abbreviation".
Tokyo Rose 3rd Nov 2016, 3:59 AM edit delete reply


Cent already chimed in on the red map thingy.

The "vein" lines of Nox's face are actually shadows cast by the prop which provides the lightning effect. Cent forgot to turn off the "cast shadows" option for that prop, so it's technically an error, but we kinda liked the creepy result.
Gilrandir 3rd Nov 2016, 8:10 AM edit delete reply
Ah. Thank you. One of Bob Ross' "Happy accidents"? ^_^

By the way, much encouragement and good wishes to you in your upcoming procedure. I have no basis for this wild speculation on my part, but I nevertheless suspect that @Mr. Black prefers you with a working nose. And, since he has a love of puns approaching my own, he deserves all the good things in life that he desires. ^_^
mjkj 1st Nov 2016, 10:50 PM edit delete reply

Wow, great page...
(...or say, a lovel-ace-y page *ducks and hides from flying shoes*) ;)

It even has a helloween-ey feel...

So, she just blames Marcus even though she just heard it was Kali killing douchie...???

Stormwind13 2nd Nov 2016, 6:38 AM edit delete reply

She is yelling at Marcus because he was the one who kicked off the entire scenario that lead to Douchimus' demise, mjkj. Marcus didn't personally kill him, but his actions lead to Douchimus' death.
mjkj 1st Nov 2016, 11:04 PM edit delete reply

Oh, so she only could hear one way of the discussion? But how can she then hear TR? Or do you suppose she hacked herself in that as well...??

Edit: oops, did you delete your comment, Gil?
(...this was a response to Gil's now deleted comment)

Mark_L_A 1st Nov 2016, 11:46 PM edit delete reply

Double A Number ONE!!!!
Timotheus 2nd Nov 2016, 12:20 AM edit delete reply

To voice my own speculation, the red cross hatching represents the intrusion of cyberdimensional transmissions into Nox's body to reactivate certain systems, the lightening like effects are energy bolts transferring data and power from her body to her severed head to activate her VOX unit, and the blue vein like structures are just that, vein like structures carrying blue fluid that have become high lighted by the energy flow.
Dragonrider 2nd Nov 2016, 12:49 AM edit delete reply

Sounds good to me
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 8:41 AM edit delete reply

That works Tim! I like it .. steals mercilessly :D
Sheela 4th Nov 2016, 12:30 PM edit delete reply


.... speaking of which, now I need to go and play that game.
Just_IDD 2nd Nov 2016, 1:19 AM edit delete reply
Don't forget that Nox unlike humans, doesn't need the extra fiddly bits to talk. So all you have to do is give her energy and activate her box and then feed it whatever you want. So this is the representation of TR pushing energy from the body into the head so that she could activate its box and say whatever short message she wanted to I'm sure that whatever message she wanted to say could be sent equally to multiple places at once judging by the experience and capabilities of Tokyo Rose. I'm sure she'll tell us all later that Nox vox box Rocks.
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 8:41 AM edit delete reply

Correct Just. She and Nox are NOT HUMAN! just something to remember.
Sheela 2nd Nov 2016, 1:55 PM edit delete reply

Nox Vox Box ?

It's gonna end up as a local radio station, isn't it ?
Ryu Santos 2nd Nov 2016, 3:08 PM edit delete reply
This is too big a temptation to pass up.*insert maniacal laughter here*

Nox vox box lox Sox blox on fox.
Sheela 3rd Nov 2016, 12:57 PM edit delete reply

Nox' Vox Box on Fox News Channel, now with actual real news!

Later tonight, on the "Nox' Show" Tokyo Rose will troll people and yell at them through Nox' head, while we pay her for doing it.
She is what every troll wants to be, a successful troll, with her own officially sanctioned live stream ! Don't miss out tonight, on "The Nox Show" !! :D
highly irregular 2nd Nov 2016, 4:46 AM edit delete reply
I love this scene!

One thing I don't get though, what is Noctis doing?
Stormwind13 2nd Nov 2016, 6:20 AM edit delete reply

I think that Noctis is effectively seeing a ghost, highly irregular. She swung her weapon around to confront the 'threat' of the dead Nox speaking.
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 8:42 AM edit delete reply

Correct Storm .. She already knows one Cyberpath is in the city. She would have a data fit if she knew what Rose could do.
highly irregular 2nd Nov 2016, 5:25 PM edit delete reply
Oooh okay.

Can Rose just up and suborn a "live", active Cassian, or override an inhibitor?
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 10:17 PM edit delete reply

No Rose can NOT do that.. No more than she can subvert a New Troy Android.
Gilrandir 2nd Nov 2016, 10:33 PM edit delete reply
So, was she lying here, or did she mean something different by "mental control"?

[Note: By 'lying', I include allowing erroneous folklore about cyberpaths to be attributed to her. And, of course, Tokyo Rose does probably make a significant effort to keep the true extent and limitations of her abilities obscured, if not concealed, just on general principles. But, if she says she can mind control, and she can't, isn't that a lie? And if a cyberpath can't mind control an android, who can they mind control?]
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 11:50 PM edit delete reply

I wish i could answer that in a way that made sense .. but all i can do is smile and go.. " Spoilers.. "
Tokyo Rose 3rd Nov 2016, 4:18 AM edit delete reply

Android brains are very complex, and much closer to being human think-goo than circuitry. Tokyo Rose can mentally interface with ordinary computers with ease and puppeteer robots without breaking a sweat, but directly fucking with a synth-brain is very tricky. It's generally easier to interfere with their perceptions or motor systems--the stuff that's more machine-like. She can impose her will on artificial intelligences--but the more complex they are and the more "processing power" they have, the harder it is for her to do. Most A.I.s have "firewalls" and other defenses in place to stop their operating code from being rewritten without their approval and consent. They don't like catching viruses any more than people do. :)

(And yes, Rose can override inhibitors.)
Gilrandir 3rd Nov 2016, 8:08 AM edit delete reply
So it is easier for her to (for example) mentally control CentComm than it would be Minx? Withdrawn! Don't want to get too spoiler-y

Sheela 3rd Nov 2016, 1:12 PM edit delete reply

That said, I suspect she could possibly .. if not "persuade", then at least "recommend" or "suggest" to an android brain what would be a "fabulous idea" that it should be doing .. right about now.

What I mean by that, is that Tokyo Rose could use an androids communications hardware to plant suggestions in the subconciousness of an android, which might work if the android believes that it's it's own idea. ie. it would have to be something they might have come up with on their own, but wouldn't work if it's something they'd be very opposed to.

Like, it would be easy to persuade TeeDee to shoot at something, because she probably already wants to do that, but very hard to make Ada do the same thing. On the other hand, it might be fairly easy to convince Ada to hug someone. Heck, a regular human whispering in her ear could possibly do that, the difference being that Tokyo Rose's "whispers" could be more difficult to "detect and reject", ie. you're more likely to think it's your own idea because it comes from your own hardware. Like a little shoulder demon, Tokyo Rose style - A foul mouthed beast indeed! :)

Ultimately, it would still be the android's own decision to do something, no matter how hard one might suggest that it's a "fabulous idea" to be doing just that.

But .. Tokyo Rose has 900 years of experience at manipulating people ... she might come up with a REALLY "good" idea!
Like, I'm sure she could convince Kyle to jump off of a cliff, maybe even add in a "just trust me, ok?" for the lulz. :D

Some say, that *I* might enjoy watching Kyle jump off of a cliff. ;)
antrik 5th Nov 2016, 7:13 PM edit delete reply
...but you have to go deep enough! ;-)
Centcomm 4th Nov 2016, 8:05 AM edit delete reply

... think goo. :D I walked around all day saying that :D
Sheela 4th Nov 2016, 12:30 PM edit delete reply

She's a bad influence on you. >_<
Gilrandir 7th Nov 2016, 9:22 AM edit delete reply
So cyberpaths are unable to control a synthbrain, but able to control an inhibitor ... What about a black angel's combat computer? Which side of the line does that fall on? Is it more like metal, or more like goo?
DLKmusic 6th Nov 2016, 1:49 AM edit delete reply

For most of the story up to this point, Most of us believed that TR was some kind of Super-AI. It wasn't until she revealed the truth about herself to Aeneas that we found out she's a Cyberpath (which is still a Shinedo State secret).

As far as I can tell, there's no reason for anyone in the story other than Aeneas to think otherwise about Tokyo Rose.

Centcomm 6th Nov 2016, 10:37 AM edit delete reply

Lynn knows shes called " Tokyo Rose " and has used the code name " The specialist " but Lynn still has no idea what she is. The only ones that do know are the treasures and Aeneas and Ceci.. who.. well the dead protect there own secrets.
Gilrandir 6th Nov 2016, 10:42 AM edit delete reply
Why CeCi? What did I miss?
DLKmusic (at work) 6th Nov 2016, 12:07 PM edit delete reply
CeCi knew because Rose used her Cyber-voodoo to bring back her memories.

The operative word here though is "knew"
Gilrandir 6th Nov 2016, 1:08 PM edit delete reply
Well, @Centcomm would know, of course. But, to use an analogous situation, if I (non-medical person that I am) were awakening from a coma with Dr. Akaibara standing over me, I'd probably have an excellent idea who had done it, but little to no idea how it had been done. It could have been drugs, electroshock, supportive care until I spontaneously awakened, clerical spells, the healing power of prayer, etc., etc.

It has been implied that, scare stories notwithstanding, a cyberpath can't do anything that a skilled hacker can't do with a hardline interface and a set of root passwords, they just use their own personal 'wi-fi' instead and bypass any ICE. So having CeCi jump to the conclusion that Tokyo Rose is a cyberpath seems a little ... unfounded to me.

Not that she can't jump to that conclusion anyway ... but I'd love to be the attorney attacking that case if she tried to prove it in a court. (Disclaimer: I am not an attorney of any kind. ^_^) And, since she isn't going to be telling anyone, anyway, the point is moot because the droid is mute (as told by Smoot ^_^).
highlander55 2nd Nov 2016, 6:18 AM edit delete reply

I noticed Dolly is missing some upper teeth.
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 8:42 AM edit delete reply

No they are just bloody. and shadowed.
chk 2nd Nov 2016, 8:19 AM edit delete reply

Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 8:43 AM edit delete reply

chk 2nd Nov 2016, 3:28 PM edit delete reply

Patreon and TWC both are extremely cool. Thanks.

(Don't over do it, though.)
Stormwind13 2nd Nov 2016, 10:12 AM edit delete reply

Well it is good to hear that more pages are coming. Please don't overdo it though. Want you out of the hospital for MORE than a month, even more than I want new pages! ::HUGS::
mjkj 2nd Nov 2016, 11:35 AM edit delete reply

Ryu Santos 2nd Nov 2016, 3:14 PM edit delete reply
Motion is confirmed. All in favor. Raise your left hand. *bangs gavel* Motion passes unanimously.
Gilrandir 3rd Nov 2016, 10:17 AM edit delete reply
Does that mean we now have to read the archive three times and lay @Centcomm on the table? (Parliamentary in-joke.)
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 11:08 PM edit delete reply

Id.. kinda like to stay out of there too!
Dragonrider 2nd Nov 2016, 3:19 PM edit delete reply

Nice incentive, when you feel better still wanna see TeeDee and Ceci in string Bikinis.

NOW THEN Top Web was 8 this AM is 11 now.VOTE EARLY AND VOTE OFTEN.(For this comic only. For President VOTE but only vote once. Don't try to make the lies about rigged election come true.)
Sheela 3rd Nov 2016, 1:16 PM edit delete reply

You know what would make a good vote incentive ?
TeeDee and Malati at a gladiator fight.

Malati wants to watch the Gladiators, and TeeDee wants to see the fighting. :)
Matt Knab 2nd Nov 2016, 3:24 PM edit delete reply

It means speak quieter, use "inside voices" so to speak.
Oh! You mean explain the averted apocalypse? Oops, sorry!
Centcomm 6th Nov 2016, 10:37 AM edit delete reply

hahah good one!
CptKerion 2nd Nov 2016, 4:31 PM edit delete reply
Nox's head, from in universe nightmare fuel to everyone nightmare fuel in only a handful of pages.
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 11:07 PM edit delete reply

ohhhh yeah!
Skweeee 2nd Nov 2016, 5:26 PM edit delete reply

Averting an apocalypse would improve my mood, just a bit. I really like the way that the third panel is put together here. Radiates power and drama.
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 11:08 PM edit delete reply

thank you .. actually that i borrowed from Rufi's panel layout on her guest page. I really liked the way she did that. :D so i tried it.
Shotgun15 2nd Nov 2016, 6:02 PM edit delete reply
And maybe a full-length Bikini-clad Dolly and Ada to get me thru the winter . . .
Hmmmmmm ? . . . . ? thinking of power and drama.
Stormwind13 2nd Nov 2016, 6:22 PM edit delete reply

I agree with your thoughts Shotgun15. I would love to see that too!
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 11:07 PM edit delete reply

hMM As much as Teedee MIGHT murder me for it.. Ill see what i can do!
KarToon12 2nd Nov 2016, 6:04 PM edit delete reply

Today, we're canceling the apocalypse!
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 11:06 PM edit delete reply

Damn right!
Dragonrider 2nd Nov 2016, 7:21 PM edit delete reply

Whoopee~Three Cheers number six only five to go.
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 11:06 PM edit delete reply

hehe :D
Stormwind13 4th Nov 2016, 5:06 AM edit delete reply

Not only at #6, but STAYED there most of the day! Then fell to #7 before regaining #6 overnight. Great job all. And welcome to any new readers that aren't yet commenters. :-)
Centcomm 4th Nov 2016, 1:29 PM edit delete reply

I am so happy and impressed!! thank you guys!!!
Twistedfro 2nd Nov 2016, 9:15 PM edit delete reply

I hate when an apocalypse gets cancelled (Is that just me?..oh dear..issues :-/) Love the look of your ladies :-)
Centcomm 2nd Nov 2016, 11:06 PM edit delete reply

thank you ! and they had such a party planned for it!
Sheela 3rd Nov 2016, 1:18 PM edit delete reply

It's allright, some of us have backup apocalypses planned. :)
Rashala 2nd Nov 2016, 11:53 PM edit delete reply

Don't overdo things centy remember you need to heal first we can wait!
Stormwind13 3rd Nov 2016, 4:38 AM edit delete reply

I'm sorry you are still having issues Krissy. Please take care too. ::HUGS:: Hopefully the doctor will get it all fixed up this time.
chk 3rd Nov 2016, 10:11 AM edit delete reply

I was just going to congratulate you guys for being number six on TWC, until I read Rose's comment above.

I still congratulate you both, but Krissy, I hope to hell your problem is short lived and fixed this time.
Centcomm 3rd Nov 2016, 12:19 PM edit delete reply

I think the song " we will survive. " needs to be playing... :D
Sheela 3rd Nov 2016, 1:20 PM edit delete reply

Like this ? :)
chk 3rd Nov 2016, 1:33 PM edit delete reply

Outstanding Sheela. Methinks that would be appropriate.
DLKmusic 4th Nov 2016, 6:28 PM edit delete reply

That was BRILLIANT, Sheela! where do you find these?

(if you say YouTube, I swear I'll hide all your chewtoys!)
Sheela 6th Nov 2016, 10:52 AM edit delete reply

Ah .. I found it on YouTube. :)

That said, I may, or may not, have seen it back in the 90's before YouTube even existed. So, a quick google search, and YouTube had me covered. :)

I have had less success with finding the one about one footed alien "birds" that jump around on a planet and eats gas balloon seeds.

... it's ... oddly specific.
And, it's also hard to find.
mjkj 3rd Nov 2016, 10:18 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, Rose, take care, too... *hugs*
Sheela 3rd Nov 2016, 1:21 PM edit delete reply


Don't stick your nose into something you're ... oh wait, it's the other way around, isn't it?
Something stuck itself into your nose! Yeah, we need that to go away!
highly irregular 3rd Nov 2016, 6:08 PM edit delete reply
By the way, as of the current set of revisions, the main update about Krissy's nose was

May your surgery succeed, @TokyoRose.
Dragonrider 3rd Nov 2016, 7:31 PM edit delete reply

Best Krissy, I'm sure this will be as pleasant as having three root canals the same day.
Centcomm 3rd Nov 2016, 7:36 PM edit delete reply

as far as i know this is a HOPEFULLY easy thing and she will be out for it.. Hopes!
Stormwind13 4th Nov 2016, 4:10 AM edit delete reply

Please let us know how Krissy is doing. Thank you.
Rigor 3rd Nov 2016, 8:25 PM edit delete reply
"Rowdy Racoon," bwahahahahaaaaa
Tahg 4th Nov 2016, 5:27 AM edit delete reply
Hmm, as I've only been reading the comic for a few months, I'm not sure if I started reading the comic before or after the reboot started. I guess I'll just have to binge read the whole thing again and see if anything looks changed? Aside from that, I remember reading the first few hundred pages on an old host that I can't remember now.
Stormwind13 4th Nov 2016, 9:17 AM edit delete reply

Welcome Tahg. Watch out for Sheela,she nibbles on toes and chews up slippers. :-D

Currently pages before 124 (7 June 2007) have been redone. CentComm has plans to redo up to 424 (29 January 2008) which are all the single panel comics using CentComm's older art style. Usually she is able to replace 4 older pages with one new page, but she has also been adding in items that she and Rose realized they wanted in the comic so sometimes she is winding up with more pages than she removed. :-D
Centcomm 4th Nov 2016, 10:04 AM edit delete reply

Also a lot of our readers like to .. offer theroys on things.

Currently the only " word of god " statements to belive is Me , Rose, Mister black and occasionally Marcus. :D welcome to the comments and
yeah originally it was to help revamp the art but we are also closing plot holes and removing some really dumb stuff we did back 9 years ago that readers have mentioned make no sense. :D
Stormwind13 4th Nov 2016, 10:45 AM edit delete reply

Believe YOU?!?! Do we HAVE to?!? You are EVIL, and love TORMENTING us (the readers)!!! :-D
Sheela 4th Nov 2016, 1:10 PM edit delete reply

The only downside is that some of the old comment chains disappear.
Ah well, we'll just have to come up with new ideas. :)

Also, Centcomm's words have been turned into Gospels.
Centcomm 4th Nov 2016, 1:25 PM edit delete reply

yep and comment all over again! :D
Dragonrider 4th Nov 2016, 3:33 PM edit delete reply

Only problem with commenting on remastered pages. Both our comments and your answers tend to give spoilers to new readers. Just went back and deleted portions of a comment that would have made a later scene anti climatic.
DLKmusic 4th Nov 2016, 6:32 PM edit delete reply

@dragonrider: Agreed... I try my best to avoid making any comments on reboots that will foreshadow anything... but it's hard, powrful hard!!!!!!
Timotheus 4th Nov 2016, 5:11 PM edit delete reply

Centcomm 4th Nov 2016, 1:20 PM edit delete reply

Ryu Santos 4th Nov 2016, 9:05 PM edit delete reply
That they are and we love it.
chk 6th Nov 2016, 8:55 AM edit delete reply

If you haven't already, check out 'Luna Star.'

There's a link at the bottom of the page.
Sheela 6th Nov 2016, 10:55 AM edit delete reply

Ahhhh yes ..... eggs.
chk 6th Nov 2016, 1:56 PM edit delete reply

Ova easy.
Tokyo Rose 6th Nov 2016, 4:04 PM edit delete reply

@Sheela and chk

.............. So help me, I will vomit on everything you love.
Gilrandir 6th Nov 2016, 4:18 PM edit delete reply
A box without hinges, key, or lid.
Yet inside ... is hid a tiny Tokyo Rose howling with anger at a cruel, uncaring world filled with egg-fixated furies focused on tormenting her in accordance with the unjust decree of a whimsical and irresponsible divinity until the stars grow cold and every last trace of a forgotten story shall be expunged from the InterNet.

We who know are sworn to forget, those who do not know are condemned to remember.
chk 7th Nov 2016, 10:02 AM edit delete reply

Glad you're feeling better Rose.
HeSerpenty 4th Nov 2016, 12:01 PM edit delete reply

Aw centy it's so nice to have ya back!
These pages are gorgeous!
Centcomm 4th Nov 2016, 1:19 PM edit delete reply

Thankys!! Im still working on that darn buffer.. and thank you! I really loved all the guest pages too! they were awesome sauce!
Gilrandir 4th Nov 2016, 12:56 PM edit delete reply
Centcomm 4th Nov 2016, 1:28 PM edit delete reply

yay too!
chk 4th Nov 2016, 1:21 PM edit delete reply

Stormwind13 4th Nov 2016, 3:40 PM edit delete reply

Triple YAY! Get feeling better soon, Rose.
DLKmusic 4th Nov 2016, 5:02 PM edit delete reply

Glad to hear it, Rose!!!
Timotheus 5th Nov 2016, 1:08 AM edit delete reply

"A nose, by any other name, would still smell as well."
(After considerable debate I had to share that one. Sorry"
StellarJay 5th Nov 2016, 2:05 AM edit delete reply

There's no feeling sorry about the rose by any name still having all its thorns.
mjkj 5th Nov 2016, 2:06 AM edit delete reply

Get well soon, Rose...
Stormwind13 5th Nov 2016, 6:22 AM edit delete reply

I'll second that, mjkj. Get well soonest.

I'm sorry that you are having that difficulty, Krissy. Call the doctor and let them know, if nothing else it will probably make you feel better. They might be able to give you something to help control the nausea. ::Gentle hugs::
highly irregular 5th Nov 2016, 5:11 AM edit delete reply
On an unrelated note is that a 5 I see in the TWC box? Congratulations!
Morituri 5th Nov 2016, 8:45 AM edit delete reply
Hay Krissy? If you're unable to eat food for over 24h, you're already on the far side of that "okay call the doctor" line.

Food - specially protein - is your body's non-negotiable requirement for healing.

If they can't fix it with a prescription to make your tummy work something-like-normally they'll set you up with liquid supplements you can sip through a straw. And if that's not good enough you get to check in and take nutrition intravenously.

I had a friend who thought not being able to eat (while healing) wasn't a good enough reason to call the doctor. In two days Jin-Ming damn near starved to death.
Centcomm 5th Nov 2016, 1:09 PM edit delete reply

I talked to Mister Black and he has things well in hand so far. She did manage to eat a small amount of soup. Im hoping she feels better soon.. I offered to go over and help but they have it under control.
Gilrandir 5th Nov 2016, 1:17 PM edit delete reply
I am glad @Tokyo Rose was able to find a solution in a solution.

Remember: If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate. ^_^
Tokyo Rose 5th Nov 2016, 3:30 PM edit delete reply


I approve of how nerdy this was!
Gilrandir 5th Nov 2016, 5:40 PM edit delete reply
As always, your approval gratifies me. I think, between us, we have good chemistry. ^_^
Tokyo Rose 6th Nov 2016, 4:15 AM edit delete reply


I seriously just need to sic Mister Black on you...
Gilrandir 6th Nov 2016, 4:35 AM edit delete reply
Perhaps later ... I'd enjoy that.

But, for right now, you need to keep him to yourself. After all, ...

... I'm not the one who's been sick lately. ^_^
Stormwind13 5th Nov 2016, 1:45 PM edit delete reply

Thank you for the update CentComm. Glad she got a little food down. Get her fluids, those are even MORE important than food!
Tokyo Rose 5th Nov 2016, 2:53 PM edit delete reply

Judging by my urine output, the small-but-frequent sips of water are doing the job. Either that, or they REALLY loaded me up via the IV yesterday...
Stormwind13 5th Nov 2016, 3:11 PM edit delete reply

Good to hear from you Krissy. Take care. Be well. :-)
Tokyo Rose 6th Nov 2016, 4:14 AM edit delete reply


I feel like I need to go ahead and give credit where it's due; because of what you said, which freaked me out, I started seriously trying to eat. Just a little bit of soup and an immediate lie-down to begin with, moved up to a little more soup and some crackers later, spaced out and taken slowly. I've just finished eating a bowl of soup and a couple pieces of bread. No queasiness so far. :)
Centcomm 6th Nov 2016, 10:25 AM edit delete reply

Sheela 6th Nov 2016, 10:59 AM edit delete reply

Get some white chicken breast meat and boil it, then cut it into small pieces and chew it lots. Masticating it adds some enzymes, which lets the stomach digest it easier. It's pretty boring to eat. but doesn't upset the stomach very much.

Clean water is important btw, because your intestines use it to carry the nutrients around, so being dehydrated can seriously impair your ability to digest food.

Obviously, don't bloat yourself either. >_<
Dragonrider 5th Nov 2016, 7:01 PM edit delete reply

Different reaction, Call Doctor, shoot the anesthesiologist, they're the ones that give you the meds you react to.
Tokyo Rose 6th Nov 2016, 4:11 AM edit delete reply

I can't shoot the anesthesiologist! He's a fellow Chicago Cubs fan!
Dragonrider 6th Nov 2016, 9:31 AM edit delete reply

Fine that means he'll bleed blue. Seriously hope you get better still think a call to Doc is advised.
Sheela 6th Nov 2016, 11:00 AM edit delete reply

oooOoohh ... Chicaco ... didn't know I had left any of my cubs there.

Try not to kick them!
DLKmusic (at work) 6th Nov 2016, 12:16 PM edit delete reply
@Rose: I think everyone except the Cleveland fans (and possibly some ChiSox fans) were pulling for Cubbies this post-season...

Congratulations on a World Series Title that was long overdue... (by about, oh, 108 years or so)
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