Comic 1660 - Justifiable Dismay

16th Jun 2020, 9:00 PM
Justifiable Dismay
Average Rating: 5 (18 votes)
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megados 16th Jun 2020, 9:19 PM edit delete reply

I can imagine Ophelia's debriefing will be . . . interesting. How long does it take, I wonder, to be sure any errant subroutines have truly been purged? ;)

@ Centcomm, is that a virtual diagnostic panel there behind her? And am I imagining it, or have you made her 'seams' more pronounced?
Just_IDD 17th Jun 2020, 7:32 AM edit delete reply
Don't forget that this is still Nova Roma and the Guardians have to be noticeably bot like.
megados 17th Jun 2020, 8:27 AM edit delete reply

Quite so. My impression comes from the fourth panel here where you can see body seams, but no facial ones, and here her new body doesn't show them, so I am a little confused.
Oldarmourer 17th Jun 2020, 8:32 AM edit delete reply
I can't see Nova Roma being able to afford passing up a perfectly good android body.
So I can't help but wonder who we'll see in Feelie's most recent green haired frame ?
Maybe a 'personal assistant' to a Senator ?
megados 17th Jun 2020, 9:29 AM edit delete reply

Wasn't the Commander Pauline body "on loan" from Jordan and Ivy?
Oldarmourer 17th Jun 2020, 10:12 AM edit delete reply
What goes to Nova Roma stays in Nova Roma ;)
Especially something that has had a Cassian brain inside it.
But I imagine they'll be well compensated by the new gov't for their assistance.
Instead of just having it confiscated with threats as they would have been under Douchie's rule
Oldarmourer 17th Jun 2020, 10:16 AM edit delete reply
Given that Feelie has already hinted along the lines that she'd join Malati in chasing gladiators...
And given that, in the creatrix's own words "started off as a porn comic"
Maybe those aren't so much 'seams' as 'channels' to route 'stuff' away from her eyes...
Sheela 17th Jun 2020, 6:26 PM edit delete reply

Oh, ew !
Oldarmourer 18th Jun 2020, 5:56 PM edit delete reply
a) Folder 201 exists, we can speculate...

b) I've seen some of the comics you read, don't act surprised ;)
DLKmusic 19th Jun 2020, 2:01 AM edit delete reply

Let's be fair, Oldarmourer, "Girl Genius" is a solid PG-13...

pssst... can I have my shoe back now, Sheela?
Sheela 19th Jun 2020, 4:57 AM edit delete reply

Centcomm 11th Aug 2020, 5:23 PM edit delete reply

Nope her seams are the same - its the lighting that makes them seem more or less there. and yes its a dianostic panel
megados 11th Aug 2020, 5:57 PM edit delete reply

Thank you, @Centcomm! Nice work there. I hope your hand is improving!
Ryu Santos 16th Jun 2020, 9:25 PM edit delete reply

Poor Ophelia. Now she going to have the thought of Commander Pauline subroutines making a braking out at some inopportune time nagging in the back of her mind during her debrief.

Alt text: I guess those extremely sarcastic androids would have a field day with Ophelia, if they knew.
Oldarmourer 17th Jun 2020, 8:02 AM edit delete reply
Guess she missed the 'hidden' system file lustybunny.ini in the program files (x86) folder...nobody ever looks there
Oldarmourer 17th Jun 2020, 6:13 PM edit delete reply

And from now on, at completely random intervals...a few frames of the show will pop up on Feelie's HUD...
and she'll slip into character for just a couple of seconds... :)
mjkj 17th Jun 2020, 12:03 AM edit delete reply


...poor Ophie... =P

...yeah, that would make the report ... special... =P

@alt text: yeah, they'd done a job... I really wonder about the popularity of the series...
DLKmusic 17th Jun 2020, 12:51 AM edit delete reply

On one hand I feel sorry for Ophelia, but on the other... How many vids has she watched in her lifetime? How can she possibly be surprised at this? Dismayed, yes. Surprised?

P.S. I really like the jumpsuit on Ophelia. It "suits" her!
Oldarmourer 17th Jun 2020, 6:16 PM edit delete reply

She can always get in touch with Deep Blue to see more...
hmm if he's the 'keeper of the net' and stores everything back to the 20th century...
I wonder if he has the 2nd season of Firefly tucked away somewhere :)
DLKmusic 18th Jun 2020, 5:19 PM edit delete reply

I doubt it. I think all copies of Firefly, including the first season AND the movie, were all destroyed by the "Pan-global Bureau of Quality Entertainment" (aka PDQ) sometime in the 23rd century.

How dare they try to air something that actually makes people think!
Oldarmourer 18th Jun 2020, 7:21 PM edit delete reply
Oldarmourer 18th Jun 2020, 6:03 PM edit delete reply
The suit is particulary well rendered, the little wrinkles are all in the right place, leatherette textture looks good, shiny like a synthetic fabric, seams are well done, zipper's up a bit high though ;)
DLKmusic 18th Jun 2020, 9:19 PM edit delete reply

I dunno Oldarmourer, I think after being in the Commander Pauline body for a while the zipper is just about right for the moment!

ps: the meme is perfect!
HiFranc 17th Jun 2020, 3:25 AM edit delete reply

Ophelia, we’re all with you. If that’s the height of entertainment, I understand why the AISs had to take over. I hope that example is at the trashy end of the market.
Bullwinkle 17th Jun 2020, 4:40 AM edit delete reply
Can you imagine her reaction if they did a cross over with Lost in translation?
Tokyo Rose 18th Jun 2020, 2:22 PM edit delete reply

Terrible sci-fi schlock + overblown soap opera drama = RATINGS GOLD
Ophelia: "Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck."
Oldarmourer 18th Jun 2020, 5:58 PM edit delete reply
You wouldn't be able to spend the royalty cheques fast enough...
When's the first episode coming out ?
Sheela 20th Jun 2020, 5:56 AM edit delete reply

Of course, they would add dumb bimbo androids that were supposed to be "Cassians"!
Complete with them posing in the shadows, and sitting on Gargoyles on rooftops ! 🤣

And the writing would be even more atrocious !

Ophelia/Pauline : "Fuck, why is my motorcycle acting all moody ?"
Tennyo/??????? : *steps forth form the shadows and strikes a sexy pose*
Tennyo/??????? : "That is because your motorcycle is pregnant!"
Ophelia/Pauline : "But how can that be?!"
Ophelia/Pauline : "Who could possibly impregnate a motorcycle!?"
Tennyo/?????? : *strikes another sexy pose*
Tennyo/Epiphyte : "'Twas I, Tennyo, the half android, half Epiphyte, who did the deed!"
Tennyo/Epiphyte : "Deep within it's exhaust lies my seed!"
Tennyo/Epiphyte : "This is also why my colour scheme is green!"
Tennyo/Epiphyte : "SOYLENT GREEN!"
Ophelia/Pauline : *gasp*
Random passerby : *gasp*
Hobo in alley : *gasp*
Motorcycle : *gasp*
Ophelia/Pauline : " ... wait, what ?"   *pokes motorcycle*
Motorcycle : "Erhh .. uhh .. Beep?"
Ophelia/Pauline : *deep sigh*
Ophelia/Pauline : "No, no .. it's too late now, you've ruined the mood."
Oldarmourer 20th Jun 2020, 11:38 AM edit delete reply
If memory serves me correctly, Soylent Green was set in 2022, and the way things are going...
The Sunny Side of Life 20th Jun 2020, 9:22 PM edit delete reply
...Where one of the holodeck programs is your chance to personally direct an episode of "Lost in Translation" and other 'classic' entertainment...if they ever get the thing to work correctly.
megados 17th Jun 2020, 5:58 AM edit delete reply

I just had a random thought: Jordan and Ivy transferred Ophelia to the Commander Pauline body by direct transplant of Ophelia's brain case. That should, at least, minimize chances of errant subroutines popping up, no? Of course in the DC universe anything can happen, so all bets are off!
Oldarmourer 17th Jun 2020, 7:57 AM edit delete reply
Maybe we can finish the episode later ? a Feelie Flashback ? if we promise to be good...
Oldarmourer 17th Jun 2020, 8:06 AM edit delete reply seems the 'first circuit' is not only a religion but a common reference among androids ?
Feelie and Ada might get along quite well...or the words "die, heretic" might get bandied about, who knows ? ;)
Some Ed 17th Jun 2020, 10:07 AM edit delete reply
I could easily see something like this starting as a single gag video, intending to get people to wake up and realize the things being parodied were also rather lame and offensive and should be fixed.

And then everybody dropped the lame and offensive source material and enthused so much about the parody they just sort of decided to say, "Well, it's bad, but it's money..." and made a series of it.
Sheela 17th Jun 2020, 6:31 PM edit delete reply

Kinda like how some of the abridged animes are almost better than the original ... yes, I am looking at you Goblin Slayer Parody !

I'm also looking at the abridged Hellsing Ultimate from Team Fourstar - Hint : Alucard likes to go on long moonlit walks!
Tokyo Rose 18th Jun 2020, 2:23 PM edit delete reply

And Something Witty Entertainment's abridgement of Sword Art Online. A dude actually did a two-part video explaining why it's a better show than the original series. :D
Sheela 20th Jun 2020, 5:59 AM edit delete reply

Ooohh, I think I need to go and watch that one now. 😁

Btw, the Goblin Slayers parody is really good ... the Goblin Slayer is even MORE psychotic, than in the original - which is saying something! 😂
Timeghost 17th Jun 2020, 10:08 AM edit delete reply
Well, I finally finished reading through the entire archive from the beginning. What an epic accomplishment on the part of the creators! Hats (which I don't usually wear) off to all of you! I'm looking forward to where the story goes from here.
Oldarmourer 17th Jun 2020, 11:34 AM edit delete reply
Welcome aboard...sit down, strap in and enjoy the ride :)
Don't mind us cluttering the place up with inane ramblings and such, the creators just let us hang around to make the place look occupied ;)
Timeghost 19th Jun 2020, 8:55 PM edit delete reply
Oh, I've been aboard since about the middle of the Operation: Rescue Lynn story line. It just took me this long to go back to the beginning for the backstory.
Oldarmourer 20th Jun 2020, 11:39 AM edit delete reply
so you're on to us then....nevermind ;)
Centcomm 11th Aug 2020, 5:22 PM edit delete reply

thank you so much :D
KarToon12 17th Jun 2020, 2:29 PM edit delete reply

She's lucky it's not a "How I Met Your Mother" marathon.
Romfire 17th Jun 2020, 3:43 PM edit delete reply
There must be corruption. with as many times as she drops the F-Bomb, being a sex-bot must have brought such activities to the forefront of her synthetic mind.
Centcomm 17th Jun 2020, 5:00 PM edit delete reply

have you forgotten Teedee? LOL
Oldarmourer 17th Jun 2020, 6:15 PM edit delete reply

it does seem to be on her mind, given the number of times she mentions it...
and insists she 'doesn't want' anything to do with it ;)
Sheela 17th Jun 2020, 6:43 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, those androids were not rated PG upon creation !

On a sidenote, Ophelia looks great on this page, particularly panel 2 stands out. :)
And the apartment, or whatever it is, looks great too - Like a place someone would actually live.

Also, here's some inspiration for the next episode. 😂
I'm not quite sure why they play that clip twice in the video, but .. whatever !
megados 18th Jun 2020, 5:26 AM edit delete reply

Actually, I remember that clip. XD
DLKmusic 18th Jun 2020, 5:39 PM edit delete reply

on my computer it followed that clip up with 3 alternate endings... they are Awesome
megados 19th Jun 2020, 5:38 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, and THAT followed up with even more Susan Lucci stuff
Oldarmourer 18th Jun 2020, 6:00 PM edit delete reply
I think Feelie actually lightened her language up a bit after the move ;)
Rashala 18th Jun 2020, 11:05 PM edit delete reply

At least she got to body swap and prepare. Before giving a report, given what happened she very well could have had to give it in the Pauline body!
Oldarmourer 19th Jun 2020, 6:27 PM edit delete reply
I'd have paid extra for that....
Oldarmourer 22nd Jun 2020, 8:21 AM edit delete reply
*in a cryptic voice* "Ophelia at the vidscreen...The plot thickens"
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