Comic 636 - Angel of mercy.

9th Sep 2012, 9:00 PM
Angel of mercy.
Average Rating: 5 (13 votes)

Author Notes:

Centcomm 9th Sep 2012, 9:00 PM edit delete
Thanks go to Cherry Manga her sim is Mysterious Wave, of second life the back shot of her sim for the first panel.
other Sims used belong to Breaker Delicioso of Second life! panels 2 to 6..

( all used with permission of course )

Also you might note a slight shift in how ada looks from panel to panel this is intentional and not a glitch :D
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cattservant 9th Sep 2012, 9:14 PM edit delete reply

Yes TeeDee, go with the angel option!
Centcomm 9th Sep 2012, 9:20 PM edit delete reply

At least she didnt offer a "Demonic" option :P
cattservant 9th Sep 2012, 9:27 PM edit delete reply

Not her style...

First Circuit. That sounds potentially rather deep.
Centcomm 9th Sep 2012, 9:34 PM edit delete reply

There IS a Belief system to some andriods .. called "The church of the first curcuit" this is known by almost all New Troy citizens and a lot of wastelanders. its unknown how the practice got started.
cattservant 9th Sep 2012, 9:39 PM edit delete reply

Not an aspect of android personality that humans would want to consider too closely.
Too much potential for uncomfortable answers.
Stormwind13 8th Oct 2013, 7:09 PM edit delete reply

Too true, Cat. I think even asking the questions about that belief system would make a LOT of humans very uncomfortable.
Stormwind13 8th Oct 2013, 7:08 PM edit delete reply

I can't see Ada HAVING a demonic option. Just doesn't seem her style at all.
cattservant 8th Oct 2013, 7:42 PM edit delete reply

Sweet Demons
That have their
Deep schemes on!
velvetsanity 16th May 2017, 5:23 AM edit delete reply

"Demon" only implies evil if you subscribe to the Vatican's definitions. They long ago made a point of calling *everything* that didn't fit within their teachings demonic and evil. :P

And in east Asia, "demon" is used as the translation for the name of any kind of being that wasn't considered a deity (and even some that were!)
CyberSkull 9th Sep 2012, 9:17 PM edit delete reply

Is this all happening while she is being reformatted and loaded into a new body?
Centcomm 9th Sep 2012, 9:20 PM edit delete reply

yes it is .. I cant really say more... i will say that time runs diffrently right now..
cattservant 9th Sep 2012, 9:29 PM edit delete reply

And Ada hasn't actually physically touched TeeDee either...

Time is inherently variable. There is always just enough of it to allow each particular event to occur.

Centcomm 9th Sep 2012, 10:19 PM edit delete reply

nope she hasnt :D
rfaramir 11th Sep 2012, 8:17 AM edit delete reply
"actually physically"?

Neither word can be literally true in a dream, or in software, or whatever this mode is called, I suspect.

Normally I wouldn't play grammar-cop (or word-choice cop?), but these words imply the outer reality we know in their very meanings. Here (wherever this is), you would have to use metaphorical language, or explicit reference to the avatars 'touching', wouldn't you?

If this realm is more real for androids than outer reality, 'actual' might work. 'Physical' not at all.
cattservant 11th Sep 2012, 9:01 AM edit delete reply

Your point is well taken.

I think my implications are based on my perception that reality* is never directly experienced and is made up of equal parts of what 'impinges' on us and what we 'think' about it based on our cumulative 'life' experiences.
Also, the condition of our 'sensors' is a very crucial factor in what 'information' is input.

Thank you for taking the time to have a discussion. My old gray matter needs frequent stirring!

*(At any level of 'reality' one chooses to examine!)
jas 9th Sep 2012, 11:36 PM edit delete reply

I really love this page! Between the rendering, colors and background and the metaphysical nature of the dialogue, it's a very powerful page. Bravo!
Centcomm 10th Sep 2012, 4:31 AM edit delete reply

*Bows* I know this seems to be a departure from "hard SF* but remember this is "soft sci fi" this is also setting up for future events .. geh I hate slow updating.
cattservant 10th Sep 2012, 7:17 AM edit delete reply

Understanding is always a function of individual perception.
Centcomm 10th Sep 2012, 7:18 AM edit delete reply

So very very true... :D
cattservant 10th Sep 2012, 7:20 AM edit delete reply

Particularly the RL variety!

127 and holding...
Make that 126.
cattservant 10th Sep 2012, 7:37 AM edit delete reply

Centcomm 10th Sep 2012, 8:19 AM edit delete reply

WHEEEE !! maybe ill make it into the top 100 !
cattservant 10th Sep 2012, 9:06 AM edit delete reply

You are definitely trending on a positive trajectory!

Vote Early And Often!!!*

*(Or so they say...)
Rashala 10th Sep 2012, 2:33 PM edit delete reply

Am I the only one who finds those shadows on ada's face near the end kinda.....unsettleing sinister lookin?
Centcomm 10th Sep 2012, 2:56 PM edit delete reply

all ill say is all the shadowing was intentional :D
cattservant 10th Sep 2012, 4:13 PM edit delete reply

I was being polite...
Perhaps the background went from day to night very quickly?
Centcomm 10th Sep 2012, 4:18 PM edit delete reply

and your always polite cat *HUGS*

yes if this was a movie the day/night cycle would be running behind them along with accelerated cloud formations - not sure thats comiing accross..
cattservant 10th Sep 2012, 5:08 PM edit delete reply

All part of the 'temporal atmosphere' one presumes.
Centcomm 10th Sep 2012, 5:15 PM edit delete reply

very much so :X
GeekPrime 10th Sep 2012, 5:06 PM edit delete reply

Love the comic, again. I had to leave because waiting for Centcomm's updates was causing me insomnia :)

Centcomm, between you and View, you have my SF addiction covered. Thanks, love you guys!
Centcomm 10th Sep 2012, 5:08 PM edit delete reply

thank you - you are always welcome to discuss - I try to answer all questions as much as I can without spoilering :D
mushroomisland 10th Sep 2012, 6:39 PM edit delete reply

wikipedia definition of the criminology term of "angel of mercy" : "rare type of criminal offender (often a type of serial killer) who is usually employed as a caregiver and intentionally harms or kills persons under their care." this significant...? I find it uncanny.
Centcomm 10th Sep 2012, 6:48 PM edit delete reply

Interesting - I forgot that Definition, in this case, shes providing good vibes ..mostly :D
Rashala 10th Sep 2012, 7:09 PM edit delete reply

*Wonders why Cats only get hugs*
Centcomm 10th Sep 2012, 7:39 PM edit delete reply

aww you can have one too *HUGS*
Rashala 10th Sep 2012, 7:48 PM edit delete reply

*Smiles and like a true gentleman Keep his hands to himself*
Centcomm 10th Sep 2012, 8:10 PM edit delete reply

^_^ hope you guys like the next page :D
cattservant 11th Sep 2012, 9:48 AM edit delete reply

'Cause we are soft and fuzzy suck ups?!*

*(Or not.)
Rashala 10th Sep 2012, 8:39 PM edit delete reply

Overrcome by curiosity......Rashala sneaks up behind the incentive Centcomm doll....and....pinches her exposed butt*
Centcomm 10th Sep 2012, 8:49 PM edit delete reply

cattservant 11th Sep 2012, 10:00 AM edit delete reply

Gee! Since you were 'back' there, is it a thong? Is it hydraulic too?!
Alexander the So So 30th Jan 2014, 10:45 PM edit delete reply
gotta ask, the mountains behind her in the last panel almostlook like angel wings with the glow overtop. especially the one out of her left shoulder. Was that intentional?
Centcomm 30th Jan 2014, 10:46 PM edit delete reply

yes it was :D thanks for noticing :D
Chris D 28th Sep 2015, 11:23 AM edit delete reply
There have always been ghosts in the machine. Random segments of code, that have grouped together to form unexpected protocols. Unanticipated, these free radicals engender questions of free will, creativity, and even the nature of what we might call the soul. Why is it that when some robots are left in darkness, they will seek out the light? Why is it that when robots are stored in an empty space, they will group together, rather than stand alone? How do we explain this behavior? Random segments of code? Or is it something more? When does a perceptual schematic become consciousness? When does a difference engine become the search for truth? When does a personality simulation become the bitter mote... of a soul?
Centcomm 28th Sep 2015, 12:19 PM edit delete reply

Yep... awesome lines.. :D
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