Comic 1600 - Tag-Teaming

26th Mar 2019, 9:00 PM
Average Rating: 5 (16 votes)

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Centcomm 27th Mar 2019, 2:42 AM edit delete
And it looks like Paul is the winner. Contact me on Comic fury messages!
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megados 26th Mar 2019, 9:12 PM edit delete reply

Noctis is quite content in her appearance, and everyone else seems determined to get her to alter it.

Patience, Acantha, until you get your new biological heart, and you're fully recovered.

It'll be interesting if we get to see Noctis and Cella spar.
Siren 26th Mar 2019, 10:57 PM edit delete reply
Why would Noctis want to look human (boring) when she's already gorgeous?
HiFranc 26th Mar 2019, 11:34 PM edit delete reply

I wish that I could +1 this.
megados 27th Mar 2019, 9:21 AM edit delete reply

I think you just did! :D
(& I agree)
sigpig 27th Mar 2019, 11:01 AM edit delete reply

Prydgrax 27th Mar 2019, 7:22 PM edit delete reply
Fourthed? or Cubed?
Romfire 26th Mar 2019, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
Hmm, Cella said that many white angels are built on light combat frames, that doesn't rule out that she may be a bit hardier.
HiFranc 26th Mar 2019, 11:33 PM edit delete reply

I think Acantha is starting to see why Lynn didn’t want Cella along. On the other hand, she’s just shown why CentComm was right to send her along.
Rashala 26th Mar 2019, 11:39 PM edit delete reply

A cassian and white angel working that was a low probability prediction by centcom actual ....and against acantha....the ultimate nanny tag team!
Carnifex 27th Mar 2019, 1:46 AM edit delete reply
No, it cannot be the ultimate nanny-tag-team if Dolly isn't part of it. Though that would be a terrific trio....
HiFranc 27th Mar 2019, 6:15 PM edit delete reply

And the Ranger.
HiFranc 27th Mar 2019, 6:21 PM edit delete reply

Not forgetting Ada, Minx and her police officer. Also Julia and Aeneas.
Greenwood Goat 27th Mar 2019, 3:07 AM edit delete reply
Lynn: Well, I can think of something we could do with that built-in white ground, Noctis.

Noctis: (as directly and pointedly as she can) Oh?


Lynn: There you go... *applies last brush strokes* Day of the Dead catrina skull makeup.

Cella: And... *finishes doing Noctis's hair, slides in last three hair-combs* done. Now try out those combat combs.

Noctis: Certainly. Stand clear, please. *whips comb from hair, throws it at target dummy*

Comb: *strikes dummy in face, unleashes 100,000 volt taser*

Noctis: *closes distance with dummy, whips out two more combs, strikes at armoured chest and throat of dummy*

Combs: *punch through armour, unleash 100,000 volt tasers*

Combat assessment system: +Three killing strikes. Time to incapacity 1.3 seconds plus or minus .2 seconds, .5 seconds plus or minus .1 second, .3 seconds plus or minus .2 seconds.+

Noctis: The makeup I can do without. The hairstyle and accessories are certainly worthy of consideration, though.

Cella: That's what I thought.

Lynn: Keep still, Cella. *paints sugar skull teeth around Cella's mouth*

Acantha: And close your eyes. *starts doing her eyes*

robnot 27th Mar 2019, 8:00 AM edit delete reply
OK,, first 'Taser' is non lethal.. i have 3 different types ,, an all higher voltage..
amps not volts kill.. so shock / stun gun..
Taser only works when current is applied.. my one stun gun is no longer 'legal', due to that brand has been known to cause permanent muscle damage..
megados 27th Mar 2019, 8:46 AM edit delete reply

Actually, it takes both. Tasers aren't lethal because it's voltage without much current (amps). Current capacity, (A power source capable of thousands of amps), but low voltage, can't hurt you, either. It takes power, (measured in watts, where watts = volts X amps) to harm you. There are always exceptions, but most of the time this holds true.
robnot 28th Mar 2019, 7:18 AM edit delete reply
Ohm's law ,, by ohm's law that would be true.. but in the real world it only takes 100ma to kill you. an since the human body is one great big resistor, that radically changes the equation.. like the navy guy that was killed by a shock from a 9v battery..
megados 28th Mar 2019, 8:16 AM edit delete reply

Again, actually it does go by Ohm's law. It's what governs how electricity works. Either passive resistance, or in AC circuits with inductance, and/or capacitance, impedance. At a high enough voltage, 100 miliamperes would definitely be enough, but there does have to be enough voltage to cause enough voltage drop across the body's resistance to have enough power left in a critical area, such as the heart, brain, spinal cord, etc. A power source capable of 5000 amps, but only 5 volts won't hurt you. I have direct experience in this from automatic high-speed resistance welders. (I also have a spot welder here at home that will deliver about 500 amps. Arc welders are another story, since they have a high enough output voltage to hurt ya.) There has to be a low enough resistance, or high enough voltage to actually draw the available current. As I said, there are exceptions, such as making a direct contact with a smaller voltage in a sensitive area, but not from outside the body in most cases.

Also I somewhat misspoke earlier; it takes watts, but also voltage and current need be in proper proportions.
robnot 29th Mar 2019, 8:21 AM edit delete reply
I agree 110%.. an the exceptions includes IF the volt/watt is somehow sustained.. IE: working on an old CRT, would give a nasty shock,, but if left plugged in,, dead..
robnot 29th Mar 2019, 8:29 AM edit delete reply
oh an the " navy " guy,, true story..
look up Darwin awards.. navy guy dies from 9 volt ..
megados 29th Mar 2019, 12:48 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, duration is important, as is the amount of energy. More exceptions come in where high energy is concerned. A single lightning bolt, for instance, lasts for about a millisecond, (about the same as a CRT discharge), but carries enough energy (joules) to kill. Sometimes, however, a person lives through it, just as 99.9% of the time, 9 volts won't hurt you. (A 9V battery has about 400-600 mAh capacity. In the most basic terms, these batteries can supply about 500 milliamps for one hour before being "dead") It all depends on where, and how much energy flows. 120 volts from an outlet probably won't hurt you if it flows through one hand, but if it travels from one hand to the other through your heart, it will likely cause great harm.
Eli Cosmanis 27th Mar 2019, 8:53 AM edit delete reply

maybe they could go spa-ing instead
Thracecius 27th Mar 2019, 10:17 AM edit delete reply

Don't be too hard on her ladies, poor Acantha is still a teenager after all, so despite her intelligence and good humor, she's due a bit of whining now and then, especially when she feels helpless to change her situation and has a whole new city-state to explore. :)
sigpig 27th Mar 2019, 11:06 AM edit delete reply

The good ship "Cell-tis" has left port and under power!

She has a full assortment of "anti-shipping missile" defenses...
megados 27th Mar 2019, 12:58 PM edit delete reply

Anti- anti-shipping missile missiles. XD
Sheela 27th Mar 2019, 1:39 PM edit delete reply

Instead of being send out on a ship, they get send out on missiles .. they are much better at avoiding ships!

Noctis never does something halfway !
KarToon12 27th Mar 2019, 11:10 AM edit delete reply

Noctus looks great just the way she is. <3
Sheela 27th Mar 2019, 1:56 PM edit delete reply

I would still like to see her in a sort of "formal" dress, for a social gathering.

I think she would rock a simplified Goth Lolita style dress, which would still give her good movement - Make it out of armored cloth, and she'd be able to both look social and be armored.
robnot 28th Mar 2019, 7:28 AM edit delete reply
how bout 'Roberta's" nanny dress from Black Lagoon.?? it had both form an function.. an could you tell she was carrying all that hardware..?
Sheela 28th Mar 2019, 5:19 PM edit delete reply

Ah yes, Roberta is a fine example of the Battle Maid trope.
Frankly, I think that dress would restrict her movement somewhat, particularly the skirt. Once you get a skirt that stops just over the knee, it pretty much stops restricting you, unless it's really, really tight - Or has inch thick armor plates underneath it.
That's why most medieval Gambeson's usually don't go under the knee - to allow for freedom of movement - They are essentially combat tunics.
DLKmusic 28th Mar 2019, 8:42 PM edit delete reply

I would actually like to see Noctis in Military Dress uniform, myself. It would be appropriate for her line of work, and would be very... Disquieting!
Sheela 30th Mar 2019, 10:14 AM edit delete reply

Hrm .. technically, she's not military … like, at all !
lalverson 27th Mar 2019, 2:25 PM edit delete reply
Brilliant dialogue! Very tight and well tempo-ed.
PaulRein 28th Mar 2019, 1:40 PM edit delete reply
That was surprisingly sharp (and almost parent-like) comments from Noctis!
DLKmusic 28th Mar 2019, 8:44 PM edit delete reply

Re Alt text: For the record, I have never once in my life whined "Are we there yet?" or anything close to it!

"I have to go to the bathroom" is an entirely different whine!
Just_IDD 2nd Apr 2019, 8:04 PM edit delete reply
If instead you used "I had to go to the bathroom" you might have gotten faster service.
mjkj 29th Mar 2019, 11:42 PM edit delete reply

*lol* poor Acantha... *hugs her*

...need some time to heal first...
Sheela 1st Apr 2019, 5:14 AM edit delete reply

Dang, we ended off the last month on Rank 8, and start the new one on Rank 5.
megados 1st Apr 2019, 5:19 AM edit delete reply

Ictuan 1st Apr 2019, 2:58 PM edit delete reply
I had hoped that as the ranking improved Terri would see a bigger increase in Patreon patrons. The patronage Cent and Rose are receiving is increasing, but they deserve more dang it. They should have a really sizable fan base. DC is one of the best done 3D comics I know of.
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