Comic 620 - Simple Trader

20th Aug 2012, 8:18 PM
Simple Trader
Average Rating: 5 (14 votes)

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Centcomm 20th Aug 2012, 10:44 PM edit delete
This Episode features the lesser version of the " Ominous Hat Shadow(tm) " LOL!
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Rashala 20th Aug 2012, 8:24 PM edit delete reply

I have a feeling one of the...Terms will be a certain purple haired little lady being assigned as his companion/mechanic ;)
Centcomm 20th Aug 2012, 8:39 PM edit delete reply

maybe :D
Sleel 21st Aug 2012, 12:17 AM edit delete reply
Hope so. Got a weeee weakness for purple. CeCi may be my fave, but she already right up there. Me and my silly weaknesses :P
Centcomm 21st Aug 2012, 9:35 AM edit delete reply

hey I like purple too :D
cattservant 20th Aug 2012, 8:41 PM edit delete reply

"Armageddon's bad for business." That ought to cover your understatement quota through next month at least...
Centcomm 20th Aug 2012, 9:00 PM edit delete reply

Probably :D
plymayer 20th Aug 2012, 8:52 PM edit delete reply

She might be putting it out as a request but it isn't. She is being nice about telling him he is taking the job.
cattservant 20th Aug 2012, 8:59 PM edit delete reply

With enough sugar coating you can swallow most bitter pills.
Centcomm 20th Aug 2012, 9:00 PM edit delete reply

To be truthful she cant "make" him take the job hes is not a citizen of New Troy and her options are limited ..
cattservant 20th Aug 2012, 9:02 PM edit delete reply

Cella has all ready made it partly his problem and making a deal is in his DNA!
Centcomm 20th Aug 2012, 9:18 PM edit delete reply

Oh im curious where you get that? :D
cattservant 20th Aug 2012, 9:33 PM edit delete reply

As for the problem part; "bad for business". And Cella tweaked his 'damsel in distress' reflex.
As for the DNA part*; Mr. Lambert has spent a long and 'eventful' life making a successful living in a very harsh world!

*(Probably not literally!)
Stormwind13 8th Oct 2013, 8:18 AM edit delete reply

I have to agree with Cat. He wouldn't be still doing what he is doing if he wasn't GOOD at it. Whether it is his DNA or his personality, Mr. Lambert is GOING to make deals. :-D

And apparently he does have a conscience, or he wouldn't have responded to the comment on the girl in trouble that way. If he didn't care he would have said something more like too bad, so sad. Instead he asked what makes her important to me. He was willing to find out what the problem was, and probably get INVOLVED in it instead of just ignoring it.

Of course, he wouldn't have defended Connie either in all likelihood if he didn't have a conscience. I think I like Mr. Black. Don't want to EVER get on his bad side, but he would make a good person to know, I think. :-)
cattservant 20th Aug 2012, 10:14 PM edit delete reply

A background issue perhaps: With the plot gravitating back towards Nova Roma; Wouldn't a militarily strong government under sane leadership go a long way towards reclaiming it's surrounding Wastelands. A Pax Nova Romana perhaps?
Centcomm 20th Aug 2012, 10:37 PM edit delete reply

Very Much so .. that is also a subplot - that will be handled later :D
cattservant 20th Aug 2012, 11:54 PM edit delete reply

A map sometime? Here are some future disaster maps. You might find 'the interactive flood map' interesting.
Centcomm 21st Aug 2012, 7:33 AM edit delete reply

those are very interesting - I actually do have some maps .. they just arent "postable" yet. >_<
Katie Wolfe 21st Aug 2012, 1:56 AM edit delete reply

I do so love this comic! I hope purple goes with him too :)
Centcomm 21st Aug 2012, 7:18 AM edit delete reply

why thank you ! always glad to welcome a new person - or at least one that hasnt commented before~!
mushroomisland 21st Aug 2012, 5:24 AM edit delete reply

Take the purple girl with you :D And yeah, of course he'll take the job. Save Lynn!! (I kind miss her now)
Centcomm 21st Aug 2012, 7:19 AM edit delete reply

heheh - we shall see - also we will be visiting Lynn and Acantha after the next segment...
cattservant 21st Aug 2012, 8:39 AM edit delete reply

They ought to be about done watching that soap opera...
Centcomm 21st Aug 2012, 9:34 AM edit delete reply

Actually "Lost in translation" airs dayly broadcast from luna its "the" top rated Soap in Datachasers "world"
Fairportfan 21st Aug 2012, 6:13 AM edit delete reply

Some here may have heard of my kid brother.

His name is David Weber.

I just did a re-read of one of my favourites among his books, Path of the Fury (which is vastly superior to the "expanded" later version, In Fury Born, BTW).

It features an alien race who get along quite well with humanity, who reserve their aggressiveness and ferocity for business. They aren't interested in fighting for territory, they'd rather buy it. OTOH, their trading ships are armed, and they do hunt down pirates.

As Dave puts it, to them, "Pirates were not just murderous criminals ... but murderous criminals who were bad for business."
Centcomm 21st Aug 2012, 9:33 AM edit delete reply

very apt :D
KarToon12 21st Aug 2012, 8:21 AM edit delete reply

This guy gives me a serious Clint Eastwood vibe. :)
Centcomm 21st Aug 2012, 9:32 AM edit delete reply

well actually hes kinda physicly based on old clint ( ie Unforgiven era )- and a dash of "Maverick " thrown in ( without the comidic overtones )
Fairportfan 21st Aug 2012, 5:13 PM edit delete reply

Yup. That's a Brett Maverick hat, all right.

But it's a Rooster Cogburn eyepatch.
cattservant 21st Aug 2012, 3:30 PM edit delete reply

A proposed entry for your 'weapons page'.
Rashala 21st Aug 2012, 7:36 PM edit delete reply

That WEapon is easly disabled....Just shine a flashlight on the floor or wall near it and jiggle it around
Centcomm 21st Aug 2012, 7:48 PM edit delete reply

Laser pointers also work wonders :D
cattservant 21st Aug 2012, 8:12 PM edit delete reply

The sound of a can opener will effectively neutralize it as well.
cattservant 21st Aug 2012, 8:40 PM edit delete reply

Here's one not so easily distracted...
mjkj 13th Jul 2013, 10:36 AM edit delete reply

Typo suspected:
"panel 3": ...also end or civilization... => of => ...end of civilization...
Centcomm 13th Jul 2013, 11:03 AM edit delete reply

OOOPS - Ill let Rose know ..
antrik 6th Oct 2016, 8:25 PM edit delete reply
I'm pretty sure it's not a typo -- though a comma after "end" would make it much clearer I think...
antrik 29th Apr 2017, 12:34 PM edit delete reply
There's some artefacts in the connection between Cella's speech bubbles in (well, outside) the second panel...
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