Comic 1737 - The Cookie of Good Intentions

9th Mar 2022, 12:00 AM
The Cookie of Good Intentions
Average Rating: 5 (10 votes)

Author Notes:

Tokyo Rose 9th Mar 2022, 12:00 AM edit delete
Tokyo Rose
Cent ran into a problem with a video card (nothing drastic) which slowed down rendering, resulting in no page this week. I have some very heavy family shit going on, resulting in me not having the energy for a Stick Figure Filler page.

So, many thanks to Dianna Silver for this beautiful piece of art :)
Centcomm 9th Mar 2022, 3:36 AM edit delete
Centcomm
You may see that Acantha's hair looks slightly different here. but this is because its before she started dyeing her hair. She's about 12 here.

Also Dianna is credited with the full design of Aeneas
Tokyo Rose 11th Mar 2022, 2:16 AM edit delete
Tokyo Rose
The heavy family shit has resolved as it was inevitably going to resolve. Please see the blog for the few details I am up to sharing.
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Old Fart 9th Mar 2022, 12:13 AM edit delete reply
Look at all the cookies the Old Man in the Van gave me. I just had to hit him over the head with a baseball bat
Centcomm 9th Mar 2022, 4:25 AM edit delete reply

hah!
mjkj 9th Mar 2022, 12:23 AM edit delete reply

Awwwww... Dinana did well with this...

lil'Acantha and her cookie - so precious...

I hope the graphics issue will be solved soon - and I really hope, the family issues are nothing serious, Rose...
Centcomm 9th Mar 2022, 4:25 AM edit delete reply

to fully solve it will take.,. about 800.00 but the other solution - im out of ideas. so thats in Marcus's hands
Evervigilant 10th Mar 2022, 3:04 AM edit delete reply
So to fully solve the issue I am going to hazard a guess would take a new video card?
megados 10th Mar 2022, 11:53 AM edit delete reply

I believe so. From what I understand, DAZ is designed to work with the Nvidia graphics cards. A non-Nvidia card (which is what Cent has) still works, but is not very efficient. Earlier, that was workable, but not ideal. As DAZ evolved the difference became more clear. Iray uses a bunch more graphics capacity, so it's more important that she use a Nvidia type card. In a nutshell, Cent wants to be able to make better scenes, but the render time for those better scenes, makes it impractical, so she wants to get a better Nvidia-compliant card. I could be wrong, but that's how I understand it.
Centcomm 10th Mar 2022, 7:28 PM edit delete reply

thats right Mega... and yes Rose could use some good will and happy words..
Centcomm 11th Mar 2022, 5:07 AM edit delete reply

yep and that costs around 800 i dont have...
Evervigilant 15th Mar 2022, 8:49 PM edit delete reply
If you don't mind me asking what gen card would you need to run DAZ? Would it take a 10XX or a 20XX or a 30XX? I'm sure the 30 series would be best but I think you can find a 20 series for a decent price. I currently am running a 2070. I think I paid about 500-600 for it. Still not chump change but better than 800. Anyway perhaps if you run a go fund me you might be surprised.
Centcomm 16th Mar 2022, 5:58 AM edit delete reply

I have a patreon - the card i need is ASUS Dual NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 V2 OC Edition 12GB GDDR6 Gaming Graphics Card (PCIe 4.0, 12GB GDDR6 Memory, HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4a, 2-Slot Design, Axial-tech Fan Design, 0dB Technology) this is a proven card. something on this level is needed to get render times down to 3dlight levels and allow me to create faster.
Tokyo Rose 9th Mar 2022, 7:27 PM edit delete reply

The family issue is about as serious as it gets. That's all I can say right now without bursting into tears and gushing snot all over my keyboard.
megados 9th Mar 2022, 8:15 PM edit delete reply

I'm very sorry to hear that. I didn't realize. I apologize for not understanding. Be safe and take care.
mjkj 10th Mar 2022, 12:49 AM edit delete reply

*hugs Rose* ♡
Gilrandir 10th Mar 2022, 7:13 AM edit delete reply
You have my sympathies and best wishes, @Tokyo Rose. @Centcomm gets (in my opinion) a lot of deserved support because she is often open about the troubles she is facing, while you don’t get as much because you are a quieter and more private person. But you are just as deserving and just as important, so please understand that you also have our care and concern.
mjkj 11th Mar 2022, 1:15 AM edit delete reply

+1
megados 11th Mar 2022, 5:46 AM edit delete reply

+1
Rocket Fueled 11th Mar 2022, 9:16 AM edit delete reply

So sorry to hear this Rose! Beaming good thoughts and vibes your way! There's lots of folks who care out here in reader-land.
(Funny note: trying to type this with not enough caffeine resulted in "There's lost folks who care" on my first try...)
megados 11th Mar 2022, 6:32 PM edit delete reply

I might guess that there are some lost ones who care too. :)
Gilrandir 9th Mar 2022, 12:44 AM edit delete reply
Dianna, well done and thank you. I like Aeneas' arms, especially. And the way you showed (I hope intentionally) that Acantha had recently been crying.
Dianna Silver 9th Mar 2022, 8:59 AM edit delete reply

Yes, it was intentional. Acantha did state in her telling Lynn about that moment that she was so miserable she didn't care if Nova Roma's scary, insane AI killed her or not -- and generally miserable little girls cry. A lot. ^.^
Gilrandir 9th Mar 2022, 10:48 AM edit delete reply
I was pretty sure it was intentional, but I think you hit just the right blend of ‘subtle, but unmistakeable’.
mjkj 10th Mar 2022, 12:51 AM edit delete reply

so true...
megados 9th Mar 2022, 5:57 AM edit delete reply

Not gonna lie, this pic looks cool!

Thanks, Dianna Silver, once again, for helping out!
Morituri 9th Mar 2022, 9:29 AM edit delete reply
A small child who represents the possible future of the line of Livius and the good of Nova Roma, seeks refuge with the AIS whose mission, domain and duty is the good of Nova Roma.

She seeks refuge from her elder brother, also of the line of Livius, who is undermining Nova Roma, promoting brutality and corruption, and tearing its rule of law apart.

And the cookie - of all things - is all the evidence she has to offer that her brain is, in fact, not broken in the same way her elder brothers' brain is broken.

A meeting fortuitous for both, if fraught with peril and risk.

The problem with Decimus' brain was actually very small. Just a tiny part of it working incorrectly. Doctor Setorious - and probably a lot of other qualified people too, if they'd had access to the prince - could have fixed him right up with a quick, easy, mostly painless outpatient procedure involving a large axe.
megados 9th Mar 2022, 9:56 AM edit delete reply

In the end, Kali, who did have access to Decimus, used a much different approach.
Morituri 10th Mar 2022, 1:06 AM edit delete reply
Still, it's a rare man indeed whose mental functions can be vastly improved simply by replacing part of his brain with a large axe.
StellarJay 9th Mar 2022, 7:15 PM edit delete reply

Now I'm wondering, does this computer accept cookies?
Gilrandir 10th Mar 2022, 7:14 AM edit delete reply
<thumbs up>
Centcomm 11th Mar 2022, 4:46 AM edit delete reply

he certainly accepted this one.
Rashala 11th Mar 2022, 12:13 AM edit delete reply

I thought it was the cookie of friendship.....and he kept it in a stasis field to keep it?
Centcomm 11th Mar 2022, 4:46 AM edit delete reply

same thing :D
Dianna Silver 11th Mar 2022, 7:44 PM edit delete reply

Well, if you look at the first panel of #755 . . . And yes, he put it in a stasis field. :P
rufiangel 11th Mar 2022, 3:19 AM edit delete reply

I'm not sure if this is the right place for this, but I have read the latest blog post and I'm popping out of lurking to say I'm so very sorry for your loss, Tokyo Rose. Thank you for all that you do, and for leaving a word and bravely sharing this with us. May peace be with you and your family in this time; sending much love your way. ~~~~<3
Tokyo Rose 11th Mar 2022, 3:35 AM edit delete reply

Thank you for de-cloaking to offer your kind words. :)
rufiangel 17th Mar 2022, 8:44 PM edit delete reply

image

;v;*
Centcomm 11th Mar 2022, 4:46 AM edit delete reply

Thank you Rufi.. you are always welcome to lurk.
rufiangel 17th Mar 2022, 8:45 PM edit delete reply

@Centcomm: <3 Thank you ;v;*

@Evervigilant: D'aw, thank you too! To see you here tells me you are a reader of fine taste! ;D
Evervigilant 15th Mar 2022, 8:51 PM edit delete reply
Rufi! Love your comic too! Glad to see you here!
megados 11th Mar 2022, 5:56 AM edit delete reply

@Tokyo Rose, (and by extension, Mister Black), having read your blog post, I can say, that I know exactly how you feel. I didn't really know what you were going through before that. I have also had family members take that long dark path. It's one of the hardest things you'll ever face. Thank you for letting us know. You have my condolences.
Sheela 11th Mar 2022, 5:23 PM edit delete reply

Loosing a parent is indeed difficult ... and it doesn't get any easier the second time, I'm sad to say.

Condolences to Rose.
chk 11th Mar 2022, 12:46 PM edit delete reply

Sorry to hear about your Mom, Rose. My Dad spent his last days in misery when he was awake and at peace when he was asleep. He finally slipped into a coma and died a couple of days later. It seemed wrong, but everyone was relieved when he died. He was at peace and the rest of us were able to move on.
mjkj 12th Mar 2022, 1:30 AM edit delete reply

My condolences, Rose, Mr.Black. *hugs*
sigpig 12th Mar 2022, 8:02 AM edit delete reply

My deepest condolences to you, your family, and your friends, TR. She is finally at peace and pain-free.

My grandmother went through something like this just over 2 years ago (yes, pre-pandemic), and it was an incredibly difficult thing to experience. It just reinforces my feelings of wanting to "cross over" on my OWN terms.
Deanatay 12th Mar 2022, 4:48 PM edit delete reply
"My browser is not configured to accept cookies."

*snif* *sniffle*

"...But in this case... I will make an exception."

(My sympathies and good wishes, TR and MB. She is no longer in pain, at least.)
Haegan2005 13th Mar 2022, 12:54 PM edit delete reply


The good news is that Cent has completed building the city scene for the next scenes.
megados 14th Mar 2022, 1:54 PM edit delete reply

That is good news! Along with my internet being back up! >_<
Mac 13th Mar 2022, 12:57 PM edit delete reply
Adding my condolences to Rose and family.
Scia 16th Mar 2022, 8:05 PM edit delete reply
Sending my sympathies, along with the others.


Okay, dunno if this is the best timing or whatever, but I'm gonna give it a shot because this is when I happened to plough through the archives (and it seems like it'd be better to do it on a filler page).

But basically I thought I'd share a few songs I thought you might like. Maybe they could help a little.

These first few are some songs by this one indie artist I like, they're all (IMO) at least *vaguely* related to the general theme of the comic. Starting with the most-relevant and moving to the least:

https://soundoftheaviators.bandcamp.com/track/ghosts-in-the-code
https://soundoftheaviators.bandcamp.com/track/we-are-not-machines-feat-lectro-dub
https://soundoftheaviators.bandcamp.com/track/losing-control

This next one's from another artist. YT vid, and come to think, also vaguely DC-ish. It's not really a music video so much as an... experience. Based on a game (DeltaRune), but you can potentially enjoy it, even if you don't know the source material, and IMO it might elicit some good laughs. =3

Head's up: It's been described as things like 'a real acid trip.'

https://youtu.be/d8RkcUiCxuE

But yeah, wanted to share even before I read the blog post. Thought I'd still share. Maybe it'd help?

Either way *virtual hugs*
Scia 16th Mar 2022, 8:10 PM edit delete reply
Forgot to mention: part of the reason for the YT vid is because it seems like the kind of thing you guys (gals? peeps) might reference, IMO. XD

But yeah, hope you enjoy. =3
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