Comic 1567 - Reconnecting

19th Jun 2018, 9:00 PM
Average Rating: 4.95 (20 votes)
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jamie59 19th Jun 2018, 9:10 PM edit delete reply

LOL! Her day just keeps getting better.
megados 19th Jun 2018, 9:14 PM edit delete reply

Re: Alt Text, Ophelia might be weighing current conditions against having been blown up right about now. Oh look: The third stooge has arrived! :D

Let's see how they react to her last statement.
Haegan2005 19th Jun 2018, 10:31 PM edit delete reply

Okay, that had me laughing!
megados 20th Jun 2018, 8:02 PM edit delete reply

The Creative Duo has fashioned a hilarious (for us), and frustrating (for Ophelia) and all around fun scenario here. :D
DLKmusic 22nd Jun 2018, 3:38 PM edit delete reply

well, all around fun for most people anyway... I don't think Ophelia is having too much fun right now
mjkj 19th Jun 2018, 9:15 PM edit delete reply

poor Ophie...

I hope they will get their demotion - soon!

@alt text: true...
robnot 19th Jun 2018, 10:33 PM edit delete reply
.. i seam to remember a green haired "communication" specialist was left in charge of the Cassian's .. would not put it past her to be listening in,, an having fun at expense of feelie (cuz all the other cassian's thought she was just a hub..)...
Lurker314 19th Jun 2018, 11:08 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, I can see the Cassian's setting some alarms so that if a log in like this happens, they get direct notifications.

But this...this is just too much FUN to stop! I'm pretty sure that help is already on the way. The ideal solution is to have help arrive while the video is up (on try three or four or something), letting the idiots see that, well, they're going to be assigned alternate duties. Forever.

:D :D :D
robnot 20th Jun 2018, 12:38 AM edit delete reply
Tennyo,, an not green hair (black) was dressed in green...
oldastronomer 20th Jun 2018, 1:17 AM edit delete reply
I can see that they are not going to believe Ophelia, at least for a bit, but they might not cut her off so quickly, being determined to have a bit of fun, at the expense so they think, of a ditsy duster. I am so looking forward to the next few episodes!! Classic.
Hornet 20th Jun 2018, 5:39 AM edit delete reply
Why do I have the unfortunate feeling that most military coms officers are like this....
Lurker314 20th Jun 2018, 7:07 AM edit delete reply
Because you've not worked in a first-world military?

We have a long & honored tradition of screwing around in an epic fashion--when the mission is not compromised thereby. Something like coms? If you know the other end well & nothing serious is up? Sure. Otherwise? Not a chance.

You have to understand that Ophelia's tracker recently went dark & in this sector. In a competent operation, the shift briefing would mention this, and the operators would be instructed to take coms from this sector particularly seriously. This is an operation in serious need of some destructive restructuring.
Sheela 20th Jun 2018, 2:51 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, if you don't take your team mates seriously, you are in serious trouble.
Ebonbolt 20th Jun 2018, 8:36 PM edit delete reply

Aw, they just need percussive maintenance; you know, like a size 15 combat boot, applied to the dumber end (head or butt; wouldn't do to damage the brains of the operation).
Tokyo Rose 21st Jun 2018, 2:49 PM edit delete reply

Under normal (well, slightly more normal) circumstances, Ophelia would have called in on a military frequency, which would have given her a somewhat different reception... but she never bothers to memorize those bands for the exact same reason why most people with cell phones never bother to memorize phone numbers any more. She didn't anticipate that her hardware would be sufficiently damaged that her comm node would no longer be usable and therefore she wouldn't have access to her "contact list" or the secure bands.

Instead, she's had to call the Black Palace's main communications room. These folks aren't military, they're receptionists (with a snappy dress code, obviously), and they do have to deal with a fair number of prank calls and generally aggravating people in the course of a shift. Also, they're short-staffed right now, since Damnatio Memoriae killed or hospitalized an entire shift's worth of personnel...
Lurker314 21st Jun 2018, 6:04 PM edit delete reply
Ahh. NOT military. Okay, that changes this up a lot.
robnot 22nd Jun 2018, 8:27 AM edit delete reply
an yes this did happen in real life.!! or some thing real close to it.. Marines , Grenada ,, Radio was destroyed , they used a land line an a credit card, called the pentagon for a air strike....
Naldru 22nd Jun 2018, 10:23 AM edit delete reply
Actually, military installations normally have an unlisted number that can be used for contact when normal means are unavailable. Note that the idiots on the other end previously said that this was a restricted number.

An interesting episode was where a "phone Santa" promotion accidentally printed the wrong phone number and it turned it was an unlisted number on the desk of a general at NORAD. After the first few calls, he yelled for a sergeant with instructions that were essentially "Deal with the kids and let me know if one of the people who are supposed to know this number actually calls". The sergeant made up a story of how NORAD was tracking Santa to make sure he didn't have any problems with accidental alerts. That was the start of the annual public relations announcement about NORAD tracking Santa. (Just to prove I'm not making this up.)
Sheela 23rd Jun 2018, 4:03 AM edit delete reply

Ok, tracking Santa is just lulz-worthy. :D

That sergeant had a sharp imagination.
I guess he has weaponized it. :)
robnot 24th Jun 2018, 1:23 PM edit delete reply
see that was a "Wrong number." where as the Grenada call, was a cluster f&*k .!!
they had to call 3 times, Before they were transferred to the actual Pentagon..
an then (rumor has it) the Cpl. (caller) on the phone said "You have my name an rank,, tell the Sargent Major, i will take a E-9 punch to the balls.! IF he comes here personally.!!! the Smage got on line after that.. an the rest is history..
oldastronomer 24th Jun 2018, 1:12 AM edit delete reply
Actually, its not that sector... Consider - Jordan and Ivy scavage the remains of Ophelia from the gutter sector, go home (different area) and fix Ophelia, and then mosy out to a different location entirely to enable Ophelia to call in without revealing the location of their base.
No wonder New Roma is being a bit suspicious.
KarToon12 20th Jun 2018, 6:28 AM edit delete reply

They should know better than to be watching Netflix while on duty! XD
Ebonbolt 24th Jun 2018, 8:20 PM edit delete reply

That depends entirely on what their duty entails. Sometimes, it just requires a warm body holding down a desk & chair; what they do while there is largely immaterial. Of course, some jobs actually do require some marginal amount of intelligence. These guys seem to be busy disqualifying themselves for those…
Just_IDD 20th Jun 2018, 7:20 AM edit delete reply
Too bad they can't work out some sort of remote control for the other body then let it call in. Seeing that Smokey Hulk on the other side of the screen would have calmed them down a lot.
Some Ed 20th Jun 2018, 9:37 AM edit delete reply
Or just carried it there to show off.
robnot 26th Jun 2018, 8:26 AM edit delete reply
ohh yeah,, lets carry a corpse in public..!!

a monster is only scary, when you cant hurt it..
robnot 26th Jun 2018, 8:21 AM edit delete reply
the old body was to damaged an failing to do that, other wise she could have stayed ,, an not to mention,, with all those hack failsafes, do you want a bomb that can level a city block, active right next to you...
Johninaustin 20th Jun 2018, 9:58 AM edit delete reply
You two always come up with the BEST creative cusswords.
Thundarl 20th Jun 2018, 2:27 PM edit delete reply

Feelie needs to just tell them either they listen or she'll take it up with their supervisor. I remember my own headache when the military pay screwed up my paycheck. The idiot I got a hold of start feeding me some bullcrap too. I took the wind out of his sails when I calmly asked for his supervisor. He was listening in so it was an instance he was there. I got it straightened out then. That's when I learned that trick and have worked in many of the situations I've gotten into and wasn't in the wrong.
Sheela 20th Jun 2018, 2:53 PM edit delete reply

She sort of did, she just told them that she's a Cassian .. that ought to get their attention.
Boren 20th Jun 2018, 3:26 PM edit delete reply

yeah but what did walnuts ever do to her?
Lurker314 21st Jun 2018, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
The majic of "Let me talk to your supervisor" is matched only by "Would you like to speak with my supervisor?" Learned from my supervisor. Good times.
Sheela 23rd Jun 2018, 4:14 AM edit delete reply

But .. what do supervisors do when they go up against one another ?

Threaten each other with underlings?

Supervisor 1 : "I'm warning you, if you don't do as I say, I'm gonna let you talk to my underling again!"
Supervisor 2 : "Gah, not the ditsy blonde?"
Supervisor 1 : "Yes, yes, indeed - The Ditsy Blonde in the comfy chair !"
Supervisor 2 : "Oh no, not the comfy chair!"
Supervisor 1 : "Yes, yeeess!"
Supervisor 2 : "Noooooooo.."
Supervisor 1 : "The comfy chair it is !!"
Supervisor 1 : "Mua ha ha ha ha!!"
Supervisor 2 : "... "
Supervisor 2 : "... dude!"
Supervisor 1 : "What ?"
Supervisor 2 : "That was an evil laugh."
Supervisor 1 : "Wha- NO !!"
Supervisor 1 : "That was not an evil laugh!"
Supervisor 2 : "Uh-huh."
Supervisor 1 : "no-not at all …."
Supervisor 2 : "Well, if *that* is how we play it!"
Supervisor 2 : "Enjoy your talk with the Luna-Comm technician!
Luna-Comm : "Hello and welcome to Luna-Comm, how may I help you?"
megados 23rd Jun 2018, 6:53 AM edit delete reply

LOL! You know it's over if Luna Comm gets involved!
Professor Fate 20th Jun 2018, 9:22 PM edit delete reply
I'll bet Feelie would like to kick that joker in the walnuts.
Rashala 20th Jun 2018, 11:52 PM edit delete reply

The list of voulenteers to clean the reactor waste pipes keeps growing......
Tom 21st Jun 2018, 9:24 AM edit delete reply
Wow, there are more of them. Does anyone in this department have a functioning brain?
Tokyo Rose 21st Jun 2018, 2:50 PM edit delete reply

They lost a number of personnel in a recent incident. One of them may have had custody of the communal brain at the time.
Thracecius 21st Jun 2018, 4:51 PM edit delete reply
Rose, I think you need to submit your expertise to the developers of the hilarious "Oh! Sir!" insult simulator I found on Steam. It's pretty hilarious as it is, but you could elevate it to a whole new level.

Sheela 23rd Jun 2018, 4:19 AM edit delete reply

When it comes to good insults, some stand above others, and at the very top, above even Rose, stands Stephen Fry, in all his angry glory !
Don't believe me ? Watch this : Stephen Fry's Epic Rant
The most amazing thing, is that he doesn't use a single actual swearword !
robnot 23rd Jun 2018, 12:21 PM edit delete reply
umm,, he uses two swearwords
megados 23rd Jun 2018, 12:56 PM edit delete reply

Those are pretty benign; most don't really think of them as bad words, especially when you consider that a lot of stand up comics use strings of expletives that turn the very air blue!
Sheela 23rd Jun 2018, 9:10 PM edit delete reply

OH ? What swearwords would those be ?
DLKmusic 24th Jun 2018, 10:49 AM edit delete reply

at the very beginning, "Bastardly Turd" and "Arse-pit"

Not too vile, but technically on the swearwords list
robnot 24th Jun 2018, 1:40 PM edit delete reply
an technically if he would have said a$$ ,, then that would be fine in the USA..
you can shoot a man, blow him up, an even disembowel him... on American TV,, but you CANNOT curse at him.!!! go figure...
Naldru 22nd Jun 2018, 10:38 AM edit delete reply
Ophelia could also contact CentCom and be asked to be connected with Noctis. I imagine that CentCom would be happy to make the connection, if for no other reason than to gather information. I'm sure that Noctis could contact the proper authorities very quickly.
robnot 22nd Jun 2018, 9:45 PM edit delete reply
i honestly don't think Feelie knows that Pasty is in New Troy with Pinky... i think that bit of info would still be a select few..
they may have suspensions,, but i don't think they would say... keep rumors flying ...
kraznor 26th Jun 2018, 12:46 AM edit delete reply
Hmm The pinke & pasty show LOL
robnot 26th Jun 2018, 8:50 AM edit delete reply
talk bout "Odd Couple." 2 Felix Unger's trying to one up the other...
megados 23rd Jun 2018, 7:26 PM edit delete reply

Just ring up CentComm? That could arguably be as hard as calling the Black Palace, although the operators might be somewhat more professional.
Lurker314 24th Jun 2018, 1:27 AM edit delete reply
Evidence STRONGLY suggests that post-apocalypse, the AI-consortium disconnected. I don't think that there is any back-channel between the Cassians and the controlling AIs of any of the other city states.
robnot 26th Jun 2018, 8:44 AM edit delete reply
as Tokyo Rose pointed out yes there is... as long as you are online, an know where to look...

she hacked "Nox"... but then this IS Rose were talking bout ..
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