Comic 648 - Repercussions..

23rd Sep 2012, 9:00 PM
Average Rating: 5 (11 votes)

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Centcomm 23rd Sep 2012, 9:04 PM edit delete
AND TD went a WHOLE page without cursing *GASP!* and dont forget to check sundays update and the blog for a really cool nifty!
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plymayer 23rd Sep 2012, 9:12 PM edit delete reply

Well, try me. I will listen.
Centcomm 23rd Sep 2012, 9:14 PM edit delete reply

The whole trick here is getting past all that spikyness outside :)
cattservant 23rd Sep 2012, 10:44 PM edit delete reply

And not push when you should pull...

TeeDee just remembered her encounter with Ada in the Otherwhen.
Centcomm 23rd Sep 2012, 11:03 PM edit delete reply

yes indeed - Sorry about the long drawn out scene but its needed for charcter development. >_<
cattservant 23rd Sep 2012, 11:09 PM edit delete reply

Not at all, the good stuff should be savored and well chewed too!*

*(A food metaphor...
Must be hungry!)
Rashala 23rd Sep 2012, 11:06 PM edit delete reply

I think I can understand what tedee is worried about.

She's scared, scared that the accident/flash will have had an effect on Ada's being and when the body opens it's eyes.. The being she knows/loves won't be lookign back at her from behind the eyes. and something....else will be there
Centcomm 23rd Sep 2012, 11:11 PM edit delete reply

DING DING that is called NAIL on the head!
Rashala 23rd Sep 2012, 11:33 PM edit delete reply

What can I say.....I understand people. when happy when scared..

*gives Tedee a Hug of comfort and support*

I would imagine This is a ......shared fear many other Androids have. fearign that if they are flashed from one body to a new one...that they ....lose a part of themselves, that they are nto ...themselves anymore when they wake back up
Centcomm 24th Sep 2012, 12:20 AM edit delete reply

Its one of the major reasons flashing is a scary thing - some andriods have a D.N.R. like for humans.Some andriods WONT allow a flash period. simply because of the fear they wont be the same...
Curieus 24th Sep 2012, 12:05 AM edit delete reply
Shows how little TD knows about humans...
Rashala 24th Sep 2012, 12:14 AM edit delete reply

Not many people probally would.
Centcomm 24th Sep 2012, 12:20 AM edit delete reply

heh. she does try to aviod the topic!
CyberSkull 24th Sep 2012, 1:40 AM edit delete reply

Well, of course she's worried. Her best friend just had the fast version of super-delicate neurosurgery and she's wondering if Ada is still Ada and not 0x23216fa *format error*.
Centcomm 24th Sep 2012, 2:26 AM edit delete reply

Again right on the head :D TD has NO idea what silver did. her skills do not include this kind of information.
Mikromancer 24th Sep 2012, 2:06 AM edit delete reply
just read the entire archive, please tell me there's more coming!??!?!
Centcomm 24th Sep 2012, 2:10 AM edit delete reply

Oh yes - :D theres a buffer and more in the pipes!
cattservant 24th Sep 2012, 2:53 AM edit delete reply

Your system seems sort of like a still. The mash is cooking. The condenser coil is dripping and there is a row of full mason jars on the shelf!
Centcomm 24th Sep 2012, 3:03 AM edit delete reply

I like that analogy ....
cattservant 24th Sep 2012, 3:15 AM edit delete reply

Just have to keep the fires lit.

Good morning! It's so late it's early or vice versa.
Centcomm 24th Sep 2012, 3:35 AM edit delete reply

something like that .. glances at the clock .. 6:34 .. OH AM!
cattservant 24th Sep 2012, 3:38 AM edit delete reply

Less than an hour till sunrise. Better get your lid lowered!
LooeyQ 24th Sep 2012, 6:39 AM edit delete reply

Awesome comic! just read through good amount of strips last night! I thought I had subbed! but anyways NOW I am! :D
Centcomm 24th Sep 2012, 6:49 AM edit delete reply

WOO thank you ! welcome to the crazyness of 3825~! hope we survive!
Draginbeard 24th Sep 2012, 7:13 AM edit delete reply

TeeDee reminds me of an angst-ridden rock star...only she has the upgrades that can vaporize your face!

I don't know much about how you put your pages together, but the backgrounds are consistently fantastic!

250 strips into the archives and catching up!
Centcomm 24th Sep 2012, 11:47 AM edit delete reply

wooo I know the art isnt quite the same in the early strips :D but theres good stuff back there :D
wright1 24th Sep 2012, 9:47 AM edit delete reply
TeeDee is worried about her partner's continuity of self-identity. Certainly an understandable reaction under the circumstances. Also something that even the most well-intentioned and informed humans, like Doc Silver, can't really grasp.

I've read arguments that human intelligence / sense of selfhood is in part dependent on feedback from one's entire body. If that holds, and AI in this world parallels human intelligence that much, then TeeDee's worries about Ada still being the Ada they both knew are even more believable. As is TeeDee's reaction to her new body mods.
Centcomm 24th Sep 2012, 11:48 AM edit delete reply

Thank you someone finally gets it ... excellent post! but i want to point out there is a terminology diffrence between "Andriod" intelligence and "AIS" devices..
arguably they are both artificial. but the diffrences are quite stark as will become appearent.
Rashala 24th Sep 2012, 11:48 AM edit delete reply

Yeah Precisely. I iamgine if humanity ever manages to create well Matter transportation technology, many humans would be afaid....worried if they use it is this really me or was the orginal me destroyed and I am just a copy

The fear of the loss of self identity is prbally something both androids and humans have in common

As for the difference. Androids like tedee and ada would be intelligences used to and attached by a sense of self to a single body. While and AIS. *guessing that is Artificial Intellegent System* AKA centcom. The sense of self is bound soley to her intelligence itself and any bodies it uses are to it nothing more than interface terminal for interaction with other intelligences, and not like an android its entire being and image of self.
Centcomm 24th Sep 2012, 12:04 PM edit delete reply

Claps - you get a gold Star rashala - for those who wish to know more - check the tech pages and cast pages .. :D
Marcus Ramesy 24th Sep 2012, 1:28 PM edit delete reply

and how many times have we sat and discused this very topic Centcomm?
Centcomm 24th Sep 2012, 1:39 PM edit delete reply

Many- many times Marcus.
Chris D 28th Sep 2015, 11:29 AM edit delete reply
You should read the short story "Think Like a Dinosaur". Or watch the Outer Limits episode with the same name and premise. Goes a bit over about what you're talking about. Revolves around a technology that doesn't transport, but creates a perfect clone of one's self over intergalactic distances. And what happens when it all goes wrong.
Sleel 24th Sep 2012, 3:01 PM edit delete reply
Yeah. Get all the worries about 'being'. Dun really change the fact I dun really like TD. Don't care if it's the ass on the docks treating androids as toasters or her treating humans as meatbags. Have little sympathy for bigots regardless of their packaging. Maybe being attached to a synth-meatbag will learn her a few things.
Centcomm 24th Sep 2012, 3:14 PM edit delete reply

It proably will teach her a few things.. and a lot of her "bigotry" is bluster. remember she saves lives every day as part of her job. and shes very good at it. otherwise Cent would not be putting these two on the mission at hand.
Marcus Ramesy 24th Sep 2012, 3:35 PM edit delete reply

nor would I have worked with them for all these years, and constantly request them in missions if they werent good at what they do. yes.. TeeDee has her quirks, but at the end of the day, both her and Ada provide me with results. There are many people that are still alive because of those 2 coming in to pull them out of the fire.. Myself and Dr. Silver included
Rashala 24th Sep 2012, 5:19 PM edit delete reply

And thats why I love TD <3 :) She puts ona good show and that really is all it is...A show, the "bigotry"
Centcomm 24th Sep 2012, 5:22 PM edit delete reply

Note I said "a lot" she still thinks the human race is doomed. XD
Rashala 24th Sep 2012, 5:32 PM edit delete reply

*shrugs* If I earn her respect and manage to convince her to marry me... I'll get us both a nice place witha view...set out a couple comfy chairs some drinks and we'll watch the humanity end itself :)
Marcus Ramesy 24th Sep 2012, 5:58 PM edit delete reply

*blink blink*........ TeeDee..... Marriage?...... if you survive the ordeal... ill buy you a drink.... Ill even buy you the "nice place with a view" and set up the tents in the middle of the warzone...
Rashala 24th Sep 2012, 7:02 PM edit delete reply

*clicks accept Challenge*
Centcomm 24th Sep 2012, 7:16 PM edit delete reply

Rashala 24th Sep 2012, 8:20 PM edit delete reply

What? If she'd have me I gladly would marry Td.

She'd be the one going out blowign up stuff and such I'd keep the place clean stocked, her ammo stores loaded. weapons clean and sighted and in needed Drive in an armored mech ...if she needs a lift home from work as it were.
Sleel 25th Sep 2012, 12:00 AM edit delete reply
Maybe, maybe. Like the gung ho part of her 'tude. Just strikes me as someone who I would never really get along wth but could work with. Course, I have a wide streak of ass in me, so that is probably what helps rub wrong. Course, all of us 'are' bigots, to a greater or lesser degree. The trick is realizing it and not letting it be the ruling factor. Can be a tough trick to keep on top of at times. Pisses me off when I catch myself slipping.

Also. These replies as characters.... this from people playing the chars in a game and it carrying over, or just something else? Never seen it in any other comics I read (over 140 and counting) Odd in a way, but in others, adds "insight" (?), I guess I mean. Different people who are 'playing' a role? Or the artist(s) being "multiple personalities"?

At any rate. guess it means the story....and commentary... helps with my admittedly 'easy' suspension of disbelief if I can take dislikes to chars as easily as I take a like to others. Speaking of, canna wait till we get back to Celia :3
Centcomm 25th Sep 2012, 5:50 AM edit delete reply

actually - *Me* Im the Artist and creator of this whole happy mess - I was also the Game Master for the spacemaster game we played that used this universe the rule set used was spacemaster - Centcomm was my primary mouth piece and NPC. Marcus is played by Marchande a good friend , Dr silver ( who rarely posts ) is played by a lady named Dawn,also Mister Lambert was played by Sam who ive known for years and he helps advise on political and science issues marchande helps with techincal , the persona that played the hacker helped with tech and computers , the couple that played the scout and combat artist helped with relationships and social changes.. there were 3 other gamers in the group as well one played a combat artist one played a scout type and one played a hacker. Rose who is the writer/editor co-creator did not play in the RPG ( she didnt like the system )
Marcus Ramesy 25th Sep 2012, 2:18 PM edit delete reply

*OOC* (Out of Character) I make most of my repplies here as Marcus from the comic/game... from time to time.. CentComm will put my character in to the comic and let me write in his lines/parts for the story I come here to repply to people as Marcus to add as you said.. insight to what is going on... ive played in the datachasers world for a number of years as Marcus and know and have enjoyed what it has offered and can speak on a bit of authority (when centcom clears my comments for public release) my task here is to have fun.. interact with the readers and give some insight where I can.... with out giving away story spoilers.. I do hope you have enjoyed some of the side conversatons that happen here and a bit of side play that happens.. also.. for those that may wonder... I am not an alternate of CentComm I am a completely diferent person, just so there is no confusion
Sleel 26th Sep 2012, 2:02 AM edit delete reply
Had a feeling that was the case. Never played any 'table top' RPG's so never heard of one in this kinda world. My only rpg'ing is in computer games, aside from larp'ing Vampire the Masquerade over a decade ago. (Only Toreador with Wolf Claws >:} ) It was a fairly large game, most of the goth scene in town played it at The goth bar and elsewhere. (Winnipeg's goth crowd not so huge, but makes for a biig game) Sounds like this woulda been a fun game. Probs more then the LARP.
cattservant 24th Sep 2012, 7:22 PM edit delete reply

There is an ancient sayings;
Where ever you go, there you are.
Centcomm 24th Sep 2012, 7:30 PM edit delete reply

Thank you Buckaroo Banzai hehehe!
cattservant 24th Sep 2012, 7:34 PM edit delete reply

My work here is done...
Now off to the 8th Dimension!
Rashala 24th Sep 2012, 8:17 PM edit delete reply


why is that watermellon in there?
cattservant 24th Sep 2012, 8:43 PM edit delete reply

I can't do ALL the work!
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