Comic 1453 - Bootlegger

19th Feb 2017, 9:00 PM
Average Rating: 5 (22 votes)

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Centcomm 20th Feb 2017, 4:37 PM edit delete
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Haegan2005 19th Feb 2017, 9:05 PM edit delete reply

yep, Lynn is so ready to go!
Fafhred 20th Feb 2017, 2:32 AM edit delete reply

Warp speed engaged xD
Sheela 20th Feb 2017, 3:47 PM edit delete reply

She would've been out of there yesterday, but she couldn't, so RIGHT NOW seems like a good time to go. :D
jamie59 19th Feb 2017, 9:21 PM edit delete reply

If she doesn't hit something on the way out!
megados 20th Feb 2017, 6:32 PM edit delete reply

I think she'll be okay!
Stormwind13 19th Feb 2017, 9:22 PM edit delete reply

Bootlegger reverse (in a grav drive craft)! TeeDee doesn't seem REAL appreciative of Lynn's driving though. :-D

Nice jet flares of the guidance rockets, CentComm.
Centcomm 20th Feb 2017, 12:18 AM edit delete reply

Thanky thanky ! Yeah i have to try and remember where they all are on the model :D
Gilrandir 20th Feb 2017, 7:50 AM edit delete reply
I like the flare effects, but it is a little difficult to tell from where on the model they emanate. It almost looks like they should be canceling each other out. What you would want, I believe, is for them to be offset around the center of gravity.

'_F' not 'T'
megados 20th Feb 2017, 9:32 AM edit delete reply

To me, they look like they're near the front. It looks to me that they should be opposing as they are, and position is being controlled by varying the ratio between the motors: IE turn one up and the other down. I think that would give better stability, I get the impression they are forward of the center of gravity by a good distance. Two motors controlling as opposed to four. I dunno, they look fine to me.
Centcomm 20th Feb 2017, 12:49 PM edit delete reply

At the point the frame is taken Shes aiming the Navarro at the door so all the maneuver thusters are firing to stablize it. just not all at full power.
Gilrandir 20th Feb 2017, 1:36 PM edit delete reply
Fair enough. Makes sense. Since the rear ones weren't (as) visible to me, it looked like front-only, which was why I commented.

Thank you.
megados 20th Feb 2017, 3:07 PM edit delete reply

OK, I understand now, thanks.
oz1dke 20th Feb 2017, 12:50 PM edit delete reply
Perspective, folks. Perspective...
To me it looks like the flares comes from the front left corner (straight out) and back right corner of the craft (also straight out). Just what's needed for max. spin of the craft.
sigpig 21st Feb 2017, 10:41 AM edit delete reply

Reminds me of a StarFury from Babylon 5...
DLKmusic 19th Feb 2017, 9:31 PM edit delete reply

hmmm, maybe someone should tell her that this ISN'T the cannonball run, and she's NOT the bandit...

Gil, what are you waiting for? (grin)

To our evil duo, as much as we love this strip, thank you for the light-hearted page! It somehow seems... right.
Gilrandir 19th Feb 2017, 9:43 PM edit delete reply
Gilrandir 19th Feb 2017, 10:40 PM edit delete reply
(A bit of whimsy on request. If you like, you may imagine it sung by Lynn to Jerry Reed's Westbound And Down.)

Westbound and down, plasma jets a-firin'.
Blastin' for home, don't want any delay!
We've got a long way to go, and I can't wait to get there.
We're westbound and glad to get away.

Gonna keep an open throttle, gonna let her go all out.
I'm primed to leave, of that there is no doubt.
Ain't got the nerve to take it lazy, 'cause the people here are crazy,
I still don't know what all this was about!

Westbound and down, plasma jets a-firin'.
Blastin' for home, don't want any delay!
We've got a long way to go, and I can't wait to get there.
We're westbound and glad to get away.

Westbound and down, plasma jets a-firin'.
Blastin' for home, don't want any delay!
We've got a long way to go, and I can't wait to get there.
We're westbound and glad to get away.

We're blasting out of Roma, and we're not goin' slow.
I've learned some things I didn't want to know.
Their prince was sick and he was kooky, their cops are awful spooky,
And life's cheap here no matter where you go.

Westbound and down, plasma jets a-firin'.
Blastin' for home, don't want any delay!
We've got a long way to go, and I can't wait to get there.
We're westbound and glad to get away.
DLKmusic 19th Feb 2017, 10:51 PM edit delete reply


Well done, Gil!
Centcomm 20th Feb 2017, 3:51 AM edit delete reply

hehe love the song!
megados 20th Feb 2017, 5:35 AM edit delete reply

Okay, that . . . was pretty great! :-D
Gilrandir 20th Feb 2017, 7:33 AM edit delete reply
Thank you. Compliments and feedback are always appreciated.
lalverson 20th Feb 2017, 3:49 PM edit delete reply

Centcomm 20th Feb 2017, 12:19 AM edit delete reply

I think the next page will cover ALL the bases on Lynn's air stunt here.
megados 19th Feb 2017, 9:34 PM edit delete reply

Christ, Lynn, take it easy! I can sympathize, but you gotta get there in one piece! :-D

(I like the motion blur effects!)
Centcomm 20th Feb 2017, 3:51 AM edit delete reply

YAY glad to hear that!
robnot 20th Feb 2017, 8:29 AM edit delete reply
nice blur effects , an you can still tell that it is Maxus, in last panel on the left.. ducking.
megados 20th Feb 2017, 9:03 AM edit delete reply

Maxus: "GAAAH!!"
Stormwind13 19th Feb 2017, 9:51 PM edit delete reply

Lynn showing off again, and Acantha isn't able to SEE it. Lynn is going to be so disappointed her 'sister' didn't get to enjoy it ("How's my ion cloud taste, shorty?!" :-D )
megados 19th Feb 2017, 9:55 PM edit delete reply

Good point, and I wonder what Dolly thinks! :-D
DLKmusic 19th Feb 2017, 10:01 PM edit delete reply

at a quick guess?

...bang.. "ow" ...slam... "oof" ...(sharp angled turn) grab... "LYNN!!!"
Haegan2005 19th Feb 2017, 10:14 PM edit delete reply

Get the feeling the phone call may be delayed a bit? :)
megados 20th Feb 2017, 7:32 AM edit delete reply

Hopefully, Lynn will get her chance. Once Acantha gets fixed up, and has a little time to recuperate a bit, Lynn can show her around New Troy. I wonder if they can sneak away from Noctis! (But then again, who says Noctis wouldn't be up for it?) :-D
The Old Scribe 19th Feb 2017, 10:54 PM edit delete reply

Right about now, Maxus has used his warriors reflexes to DUCK!

"Damnfool hot roddin' kids."
Timotheus 19th Feb 2017, 11:05 PM edit delete reply

"Lynn, I swear you'll drive me to drinkin' if you don't stop drivin' that hot rod Lincoln."
DLKmusic 20th Feb 2017, 2:34 AM edit delete reply

That story's true, I'm here to say, cause Ada was drivin that Model A
All the Pickles 19th Feb 2017, 11:27 PM edit delete reply

Woo! That's right, Lynn, show her who's the pilot and who's the... whatever Teedee is doing!
Centcomm 19th Feb 2017, 11:50 PM edit delete reply

Teedee's task is ECM and shield management along with sensor data. In the Nevarro :D
Sheela 20th Feb 2017, 3:49 PM edit delete reply

Which she's probably much better at than Lynn will ever be.
mjkj 20th Feb 2017, 12:23 AM edit delete reply

*lol* yeah, I totally can understand Lynn...

@alt text: so true...

HiFranc 20th Feb 2017, 12:25 AM edit delete reply

After Lynn doing that, I suspect that he's going to be calling a lot sooner.
Sheela 20th Feb 2017, 3:51 PM edit delete reply

He's probably happy that Acantha isn't aboard the Navarro.
That one guy 20th Feb 2017, 5:11 PM edit delete reply
I doubt Ada's taking her time in the Dart either, and she's got a neural interface for piloting, so actually her takeoff might've been much more precipitous.
Rashala 20th Feb 2017, 12:49 AM edit delete reply

Teedee really teenagers do not know what slow or nice and easy in relation to vehicles means!!!!!!!
Sheela 20th Feb 2017, 3:50 PM edit delete reply

If you're not giving it full throttle, you're not really moving ?
robnot 20th Feb 2017, 4:21 PM edit delete reply
speed limit is where the vehicle no longer accelerates
All the Pickles 20th Feb 2017, 10:37 PM edit delete reply

Wait, so that's called a speed limit? I always thought they were called trees...
Just_IDD 20th Feb 2017, 6:35 AM edit delete reply
I think Lynn is trying to shut TeeDee up. TeeDee is playing the meat doesn't know how to do work shtick and Lynn isn't putting up with it. You go girl.
KarToon12 20th Feb 2017, 3:03 PM edit delete reply

All they need is one of those "how is my driving? call this number..." stickers on the bumper. XD
robnot 20th Feb 2017, 4:30 PM edit delete reply
now to be mean , " the evil duo " switch to Ada, Noctus, Acantha, an dart leaving,,, then to Julia an Mariko get to the door,, now Kyle and finally Mr. black an Connie ..
and poof they all exit at the same time...
All the Pickles 21st Feb 2017, 11:37 AM edit delete reply

Don't forget Dr. Silver, Kyle, and maybe Dusty's sister. We also probably need to find out what's going on back in New Troy at the same time.
Morituri 20th Feb 2017, 6:49 PM edit delete reply
BTW, I just wanted to say how awesome your set models are.

People don't generally get how much freakin' WORK it is to make realistic sets, and most render comics wind up with empty, utterly clean sets that don't seem like anybody actually uses these places or like anybody had to build 'em.

But your sets are just goddamn gorgeous, filled with details and greebles that the plot didn't demand, scuffed where they ought to be scuffed and dirty where they ought to be dirty and with the paint peeling where it ought to be peeling and they're better than most Hollywood productions. These sets are places people built, and people used, and where people live.

It probably buys you a lot of suspension-of-disbelief for the spots where your plot needs it, when the places where it takes place look so totally detailed and spot-on.

But suspension-of-disbelief aside, these are goddamn gorgeous and represent an ungodly amount of just plain detail-oriented patient work.
megados 20th Feb 2017, 6:55 PM edit delete reply

Well said, @Morituri, and I agree.
Stormwind13 20th Feb 2017, 8:33 PM edit delete reply

CentComm (Black as her heart is to her characters) does an AWESOME job bringing her images to life (before killing off her characters :-P). She works REALLY hard at it, and far too often we just take it for granted (she does it ALL the time, after all). So thank you Morituri for making me think about it again and realize just how much hard work CentComm (and Tokyo Rose too) put into making this comic one of the best on the web! :-)
Marcus Ramesy 21st Feb 2017, 9:56 AM edit delete reply

OOC: she doesn't kill off all the characters.... kyle is still alive.
sigpig 21st Feb 2017, 10:48 AM edit delete reply

...which is a torture all it's own...
Gilrandir 21st Feb 2017, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
Objection! Presumes facts not in evidence! ^_^ All we know for certain is that his computer avatar (or a cunning simulation) was speaking just after the Aeneas reboot and the hacking of the Apocalypse Node. (I agree, however, that his odds are good.)
Centcomm 21st Feb 2017, 1:52 PM edit delete reply

Teedee! Release the hounds! Gil knows too much!
megados 21st Feb 2017, 3:00 PM edit delete reply

*watches helplessly as TeeDee releases hounds from the Nevarro hatch as it passes overhead*
Gilrandir 21st Feb 2017, 3:53 PM edit delete reply
For your consideration: this. ^_^
megados 21st Feb 2017, 6:10 PM edit delete reply

Oopss . . .
Sheela 22nd Feb 2017, 8:53 AM edit delete reply

I have a crack dog-parachuting team ready to deploy on Mistress TeeDee's orders!
antrik 24th Feb 2017, 10:42 PM edit delete reply
Hounds? Isn't that what scythe lizards are for?
HeSerpenty 21st Feb 2017, 7:42 PM edit delete reply

Haha I do NOT blame her for her haste!!
Speedy Marsh 8th Apr 2017, 4:52 PM edit delete reply
A Mark VII Viper never launched so fast! I wonder what Lynn's BSG callsign would be?

Maxus: (Hmm... That exhaust nearly knocked me off my feet. My record still stands, though. Still un-de-feeted)
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