Comic 714 - Letter home...

10th Dec 2012, 9:00 PM
Letter home...
Average Rating: 5 (17 votes)

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Centcomm 10th Dec 2012, 9:57 PM edit delete
Thank you very much to the nice person that donated ! - money is securely in the new computer fund!
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cattservant 10th Dec 2012, 9:02 PM edit delete reply

That covers it surprisingly well!
Centcomm 10th Dec 2012, 9:04 PM edit delete reply

hehe doesnt it though!
cattservant 10th Dec 2012, 9:10 PM edit delete reply

I wonder what 'secret' codes
Kali will think she detects?
Now what will Lynn say to Dolly,
Could be a bit harder
For her to express...
plymayer 10th Dec 2012, 9:10 PM edit delete reply

Things do appear to be sorting themselves out.
Centcomm 10th Dec 2012, 9:31 PM edit delete reply

seems so ! but it could all be a sham .. calm before the storm and all!
cattservant 10th Dec 2012, 9:36 PM edit delete reply

Consider the eye of the hurricane...
Centcomm 10th Dec 2012, 9:38 PM edit delete reply

exactly :D
Gizaku_The_Destroyer 10th Dec 2012, 9:30 PM edit delete reply

Amazing concept! I love how you use 3D models and environments! So very original! <3
Centcomm 10th Dec 2012, 9:32 PM edit delete reply

thank you very much! hope you enjoy it!
Rashala 10th Dec 2012, 11:36 PM edit delete reply pissed...replacement door already for instilation
Centcomm 11th Dec 2012, 7:29 AM edit delete reply

No kidding.. those doors arent "designed" to slam...>_<
CyberSkull 10th Dec 2012, 11:54 PM edit delete reply

I think the drone army is something after Plan E.
Centcomm 11th Dec 2012, 7:29 AM edit delete reply

somewhere like that!
LurkerAbove 11th Dec 2012, 1:16 AM edit delete reply
I'm not sure if Dolly really had made a difference back then.
The gutters acted quite stupid, but sure had superior firepower...
cattservant 11th Dec 2012, 3:40 AM edit delete reply

I thought about that as well.
Dolly might have avoided the situation some how, but Lynn was quite resourceful dealing with a one sided fight.
Centcomm 11th Dec 2012, 7:31 AM edit delete reply

yes they did , things probably would have played out a lot diffrently - they ( the gutters ) were carrying more than stunners. however they actually "expected" her to be guarded or escorted. so it was actually easyer.. one of the reasons they kept underestamating her..( Lynn )
LurkerAbove 11th Dec 2012, 6:40 PM edit delete reply
That makes me wonder, did Dolly have a realistic estimate of that situation ?
I guess NewTroy is rather peaceful, so in her 50 years a bodyguard, how many kidnappers/assassins did she encounter ?
I mean, blaming herself for failure is cute and all, but quite useless if she couldn't handle such a situation anyway.
Centcomm 11th Dec 2012, 6:47 PM edit delete reply

All I can say is Dollys combat prowess is not boasting. and shes seen her share of things. good and bad.
Kuratenshi 11th Dec 2012, 1:52 AM edit delete reply

"These people need our help - New Troy's help..."

Translation: Underground insurgence movement is active and primed.

"Their androids are scary..."

Translation: Any mech you see is either hostile, or as trustworthy as Brutus...

There's a bunch more, but that is a good start :)
Centcomm 11th Dec 2012, 7:31 AM edit delete reply

hehe thats fairly obvious! :D
Dragonrider 11th Dec 2012, 2:08 AM edit delete reply

Lets see, where to begin? The message is what Kali and Max wanted however it never goes out. Dec blocks the escape that Acantha has planned and has Maximus tacit approval. That's scenario 1, and IM NEVER HO the most likely as Dec has got to have a private Army of Androgoons waiting for something just like this.
Scenario 2 Maximus scares bejesus out of Dec and all goes as planned, nah Murphy ain't gonna let that happen, Scenario 3 Acantha and Lynn make it to Irenes and Decs Androgoons surround the place and make them prisoners there, the people who gave the girls the deactivation codes to the blow up bracelet are picked up and executed.
Centcomm 11th Dec 2012, 7:32 AM edit delete reply

Murphy is a bastard... :P I cant say more about that..
Death2Bravo 11th Dec 2012, 2:17 AM edit delete reply

Paints= strike force
Make-up= attack
take away art supplies= cancel assault
Send drone army= DON't send drone army
Weird food= send pizza
scary androids= scary androids
You have to hide these things in totally innocuous phrases like "wound my heart with monotonous languor" was the code for the launching of the cross-channel invasion.
Centcomm 11th Dec 2012, 7:33 AM edit delete reply

hehe sometimes a letter to mom is just that .. doesnt mean someone wont be picking this message apart for clues...
Tokyo Rose 11th Dec 2012, 9:17 PM edit delete reply

My favorite:
"Weird food=send pizza"
cattservant 11th Dec 2012, 3:46 AM edit delete reply

Nova Roman pizza: Moose and cheddar with cranberries?
(local flavor)
Centcomm 11th Dec 2012, 7:33 AM edit delete reply

MMMM mooser-riffic!
cattservant 11th Dec 2012, 8:20 AM edit delete reply

A happy gray day
Moist morning to you!

Imagine what the Moose are like,
Given the state of the Roses and the Cucumbers!
Oldarmourer 18th Jun 2019, 9:40 AM edit delete reply
Moose are no longer endemic to the actual Nova Roma, the island part anyway (damn near hit a big one just before the bridge going over a few years ago though) but who knows what wandered over in the past few thousand years, the map says the bridge is still there...guess 1990's tech was built to last :) but the local 'Tyne Valley' cheddar is very, very good.
Dragonrider 11th Dec 2012, 4:38 PM edit delete reply

Nova Roma Pizza is descended from Hawaiian Pizza, Spam and American Cheese and BBQ Sauce instead of Tomato Sauce
Centcomm 11th Dec 2012, 4:47 PM edit delete reply

right on! ill have to use that!
cattservant 11th Dec 2012, 7:31 PM edit delete reply


(Now, consider the

Of French cuisine...)
Sleel 11th Dec 2012, 7:37 AM edit delete reply

I can almost see a small teeny smile as Kali reads the scary androids part. Even if only mentally. It oughta warm a wee cockle of her clockwork heart. Ok, positronic, or whatever. :P
Centcomm 11th Dec 2012, 8:07 AM edit delete reply

Oh yes , that would bring a smile to her lips .. she does like the impression she gives people. it makes somethings SO much easyer.
Draginbeard 11th Dec 2012, 8:22 AM edit delete reply

Excellent expressions in the first two panels! Love the dialog Lynn has in her letter.

Another step closer to the brink of explosions and chaos!
Centcomm 11th Dec 2012, 9:49 AM edit delete reply

Yes, every page is a step towards the climax . sorry for the slow build :D - but its a "epic" as some have noted. and this all sets the ground work for future arcs.
Draginbeard 11th Dec 2012, 10:00 AM edit delete reply

No worries with pacing, keep going!
Marcus Ramesy 11th Dec 2012, 9:17 AM edit delete reply

a drone army was thought about and the idea discarded, we are sending something far more deadly..
Centcomm 11th Dec 2012, 9:49 AM edit delete reply

Yep. they have no idea whats coming
Dragonrider 11th Dec 2012, 4:41 PM edit delete reply

Oh No they didn't send the Jehovah's Witness's did they?
cattservant 11th Dec 2012, 7:37 PM edit delete reply

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!
jas 11th Dec 2012, 9:19 AM edit delete reply

A little late to hope Cent Comm hasn't sent the death squad, don'cha think??

Great recording from Lynn to her mom. Short, awkward and sweet!
Centcomm 11th Dec 2012, 9:50 AM edit delete reply

well it depends on if marcus and crew are the "death squad" they have orders to "end this" so we shall see.

and yeah - Lynn really does Miss her Mom.
velvetsanity 14th Apr 2013, 2:17 PM edit delete reply

I would assume the "death squad" consists of Dolly and Ceci :D
KarToon12 11th Dec 2012, 10:04 AM edit delete reply

Such a simple, and yet heartfelt message. *tears up*
Centcomm 11th Dec 2012, 10:07 AM edit delete reply

Yep. Lynn's not showing a lot of stress shes actually feeling.
LooeyQ 11th Dec 2012, 4:05 PM edit delete reply

How Re-captivating! ;D
Centcomm 11th Dec 2012, 4:07 PM edit delete reply

hehe ..
mushroomisland 11th Dec 2012, 5:34 PM edit delete reply

Um, nope. Centcomm's sending Dolly to DEMOLISH the place. :D. Into bits. Tiny tiny bits.
Centcomm 11th Dec 2012, 6:49 PM edit delete reply

heh - its not like Cent could stop her.. :D
cattservant 11th Dec 2012, 8:53 PM edit delete reply

A late evening thought
About the subject
Of Time expended
And educated
Hands surely obtained:

Panel 1; Lynn is almost photographically depicted.*
Her hair and its shadows.
The light on her irises.
The narrowed pupils.
The moisture on her lips.
Faint oily sheen on her skin.
Noticeable stress around
eyes and shoulders and probably
a faint eau de stress-pheromones too.

*(After a long, rather eventful night.)

Centcomm 11th Dec 2012, 9:04 PM edit delete reply

yep sometimes .. everything works.. :D and she came out really well in this segment..
cattservant 11th Dec 2012, 9:18 PM edit delete reply

The positive behind the point
Is that it is happening
More and more frequently.
(But I won't mention that out loud!)
Centcomm 11th Dec 2012, 9:26 PM edit delete reply

this is why I need a better computer .. im pushing my system to its limits.. >_<
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