Comic 816 - Misses and hits...

24th Apr 2013, 3:43 AM
Misses and hits...
Average Rating: 5 (20 votes)

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Centcomm 24th Apr 2013, 3:43 AM edit delete
Centcomm 25th Apr 2013, 11:06 AM edit delete
OKay peeps - added a new Top web comics incentive .. A group shot of the new troy crew go check it out :D
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plymayer 24th Apr 2013, 4:14 AM edit delete reply

Couple of tough gals who can hold their own. Good for them.
Centcomm 24th Apr 2013, 4:20 AM edit delete reply

They dont realize what kind of can of whoopass they just opened .. Dolly said she didnt want to fight.. not that she COULDNT or wouldnt enjoy the fight... ^_^
Sheela 24th Apr 2013, 10:32 PM edit delete reply

"They" being the bandits .. or the androids ?
could be a case of the androids not knowing just how dangerous they really are in their brandnew bodies.
Centcomm 25th Apr 2013, 7:34 AM edit delete reply

the gutters... they just thought they were harrassing a pair of nice looking targets.. Andriods go for high prices on the open wastes..
Sheela 25th Apr 2013, 7:24 PM edit delete reply

Ah, yeah I guess that makes sense .. a good android could make things a lot easier in a small household.

But then, they are not exactly common household androids - In other words, those are NOT the androids they were looking for. :)
Stormwind13 29th Sep 2013, 7:19 AM edit delete reply

Reminds me of this line, CentComm - "I said I never had much use for one (Colt revolver). Never said I didn't know how to use it."
Computant 13th Aug 2016, 4:53 PM edit delete reply
Technically Dolly lied, she did *want* to fight, she just was trying to follow mission ROE...
cattservant 24th Apr 2013, 4:14 AM edit delete reply

[You are getting positively slippery thank you!]

"By the way, which one's not "Pink"?"*

*(Did we tell you the name of the game, boy?
We call it Derailing the Gutter Train.)

Centcomm 24th Apr 2013, 4:21 AM edit delete reply

trying to get the updates back to speed - had a rash of medical issues and other crap thats made things difficult .. -_-
cattservant 24th Apr 2013, 4:30 AM edit delete reply

[We <tCaI> trust your MIs are approaching acceptable order and your 'crap' is flushing smoothly! (We send as much White Light as you may find useful.)]
Centcomm 24th Apr 2013, 4:48 AM edit delete reply

well one issue has resolved itself - just need to get back on track with my meds..
cattservant 24th Apr 2013, 5:03 AM edit delete reply

They say that when Charles Addams would start to 'go off the rails' he would redraw his cartoon about a ghoul in a maternity room, come to claim his offspring. "Don't bother to wrap it; I'll eat it here," he tells the nurse.
Then they knew it was time for a 'vacation'!
Centcomm 24th Apr 2013, 5:37 AM edit delete reply

HAHAH I like Addams :D
ge2org 24th Apr 2013, 4:36 AM edit delete reply

nice fighting sequence!!!
Centcomm 24th Apr 2013, 4:48 AM edit delete reply

thanks :D I was hoping these next scenes come out right...
cattservant 24th Apr 2013, 5:21 AM edit delete reply

I see they have a witness! [panel 2]
Centcomm 24th Apr 2013, 5:34 AM edit delete reply

actually *I was wondering if anyone would notice her, I threw her in as a easter egg .. thats Mayy Storm from Zelfia :D sans her wings.. I didnt notice that the stunner beans totally covered her face..
Stormwind13 29th Sep 2013, 7:23 AM edit delete reply

Cat the entire TOWN is probably watching. Most of them from somewhere SAFER than the street though. Human nature, they ALWAYS have to watch the train wreck. :-p
Draginbeard 24th Apr 2013, 5:26 AM edit delete reply

Ce is about to do something bloody...isn't she... oh boy
Centcomm 24th Apr 2013, 5:33 AM edit delete reply

Oh.. bloody and painful...
Draginbeard 24th Apr 2013, 1:39 PM edit delete reply

Ceci: Set fists for stun, mommy?
Dolly: No.
Ceci: Oh, well what setting should I use then?
Dolly: Demolition and Bowel disruption.
Ceci: Hee Hee! Okie dokie!
Centcomm 24th Apr 2013, 6:06 PM edit delete reply

oh yes,... I think everyone will get a KICK out of the next update. :D
cattservant 24th Apr 2013, 5:34 AM edit delete reply

Her name isn't Pink, It's Redrum!
Sheela 25th Apr 2013, 3:49 AM edit delete reply

Rectum ?
cattservant 25th Apr 2013, 3:57 AM edit delete reply

"Mister Gutter" may soon be talking out of his, but redrum = murder.
velvetsanity 25th Apr 2013, 10:49 AM edit delete reply

Hopefully, for his sake, he's thinking something like "she has time to be polite? Well, crud, this'd be throwing my life away" and putting his gun away. (he did seem to be the intelligent one of the bunch)
Centcomm 25th Apr 2013, 5:03 PM edit delete reply

Notice his gun isnt even pointed at her , shes already dodged out of the way... not sure if that was clear...
velvetsanity 25th Apr 2013, 5:46 PM edit delete reply

I noticed. and I'm sure his sentence was going to be "Don't just stand in the way, you might get hurt" :D
Oldarmourer 20th Jun 2019, 10:53 AM edit delete reply
"Rectum ? Fuckin' near killed 'em"
cattservant 24th Apr 2013, 5:45 AM edit delete reply

11 rounds left.
Centcomm 24th Apr 2013, 5:51 AM edit delete reply

someone read the tech pages :D
cattservant 24th Apr 2013, 6:06 AM edit delete reply

Don't see any obvious extra clips on Dolly's person, but she might have one tucked away somewhere...
Hornet 24th Apr 2013, 5:53 AM edit delete reply
Why does that last panel make me think of a Valley Girl going "Psshaww!"?
Centcomm 24th Apr 2013, 5:56 AM edit delete reply

because Ceci kinda gives off that ditzi impression .. when shes not being .. what she is now .. >_<
velvetsanity 24th Apr 2013, 9:05 AM edit delete reply

It sucks to have to calibrate one's shooting skill during a firefight...hopefully Dolly has it sorted out enough now that the fight will end quickly.
cattservant 24th Apr 2013, 10:09 AM edit delete reply

At least she's motivated to succeed!
Dragonrider 24th Apr 2013, 10:37 AM edit delete reply

ECK!!!!! Dolly Blue when you get out of this stop in the wasteland and get in some damn target practice!!!!!!! Also one argues with the performance of a Black Angel, she beats them to death...they die. I want to see her mix it up with Kali, nude wrestling in jello for the enjoyment of all interested parties by then I should be back on my own Komputer.
velvetsanity 24th Apr 2013, 10:57 AM edit delete reply

Note the "look ma, no peeking!" headshot in panel three...if she repeats it (without missing) for the remaining gutters, I think she's good and calibrated :D
cattservant 25th Apr 2013, 4:04 AM edit delete reply

Indeed you have a discerning eye!

[Have you considered an avatar?]
velvetsanity 25th Apr 2013, 7:12 AM edit delete reply

I've considered one, catt, but haven't decided on what to use. It'd certainly make my own comments easier to find when checking the replies they've received :D
cattservant 25th Apr 2013, 7:39 AM edit delete reply

Try Google Image mining.
You can find a picture of anything you can think of.
You can use Paint to re-size the image to 125 x 125 so it fits CF requirements.
I've got over 130 to use as the mood strikes me.

[mostly Cat themed of course!]
velvetsanity 25th Apr 2013, 8:38 AM edit delete reply

Ahh, but you see, there's the rub. There are far too many possibilities and far too varied to choose from...
cattservant 25th Apr 2013, 9:08 AM edit delete reply

Just indulge your moods and sense of style.
[Or perhaps consult your dreams...]
velvetsanity 25th Apr 2013, 9:18 AM edit delete reply

I'll come up with something eventually, I'm sure
cattservant 24th Apr 2013, 11:03 AM edit delete reply

I'd pay for tickets to that fight too!

[vote incentive?]
Rashala 24th Apr 2013, 1:17 PM edit delete reply

OKay dragon.........No....just No.
LooeyQ 24th Apr 2013, 11:47 AM edit delete reply

Oh man is she gonna totally deck him in the face now?
"Het mister! My names nott Pink!" WHAM-O! :D
Centcomm 24th Apr 2013, 11:50 AM edit delete reply

no spoilers :D but its gonna be paiiiinful..
TimeStop12 24th Apr 2013, 12:25 PM edit delete reply
So should we expect paste?
LooeyQ 24th Apr 2013, 5:52 PM edit delete reply

Nice! :D
Kuratenshi 24th Apr 2013, 12:01 PM edit delete reply

Switching from using almost pure calculation and 'trained' responses to biological style instinct that can and does throw calculation to the wind in response for faster response time. That would take a LOT of getting used to. Like switching from spreadsheets to inkblots to calculate your taxes.
Hornet 24th Apr 2013, 1:14 PM edit delete reply
I think half our governing body has done this already.
Rogue 24th Apr 2013, 12:13 PM edit delete reply

I really like the second panel. *dives!*
velvetsanity 24th Apr 2013, 1:00 PM edit delete reply

Yeah, the motion blur is really well done there ^_^
Centcomm 24th Apr 2013, 1:18 PM edit delete reply

motion blue is one thing you have to use very carefully,.. it eather looks horrid or not enough...
velvetsanity 24th Apr 2013, 5:37 PM edit delete reply

Yep, it has to be balanced to convey the appropriate amount of speed. Too much and the character becomes The Flash. Too little and, well...she'd be slow enough that the gutter would put her full of lead-induced holes before she could do anything.
ScribbledShenanigans 24th Apr 2013, 12:51 PM edit delete reply

something tells me "Pink" is about to whup some serious ass
velvetsanity 24th Apr 2013, 1:03 PM edit delete reply

o/` when a good time turns around
you must whip it
you will never live it down
unless you whip it
no one gets away
until they whip it

I say whip it
whip it good o/`

Rashala 24th Apr 2013, 1:18 PM edit delete reply

Okayyyy Comments.. 1: Dolly. You need to get some target practice in clearly but your instincts are good keep moving hard to hit.

second I called it Loudmouth 1 headshot.

And third.....I sense a Ceci beatdown coming on!
KarToon12 24th Apr 2013, 1:58 PM edit delete reply

I love how Ceci calls him "Mister Gutter". XDXD
Centcomm 24th Apr 2013, 2:20 PM edit delete reply

well shes being "polite" before she turns him into pate.. >_<
velvetsanity 24th Apr 2013, 5:35 PM edit delete reply

It's always good to be polite when turning opponents into paste. Much like being polite at any other time.

Isn't it nice, how civil she's being? :D
Rashala 24th Apr 2013, 6:18 PM edit delete reply

Something occurred to me TOday while reading this..

Does any parallel Development in The field that Lynns mother pioneers ever occur? I mean ex: someone else developing a near identical new limb interface
Centcomm 24th Apr 2013, 6:36 PM edit delete reply

yes.. and no i wont elaborate :D
Rashala 24th Apr 2013, 7:11 PM edit delete reply

No need was just curious if it ever happened :)
cattservant 25th Apr 2013, 5:31 AM edit delete reply

Cent-Comm would like to know who Mrs Taylor is collaborating with too.
CyberSkull 24th Apr 2013, 7:37 PM edit delete reply

Definitely not Fallout 3 here. For one, I don't see an eyeball flying out of an exploding head.
Centcomm 24th Apr 2013, 7:40 PM edit delete reply

o damn I knew I forgot something .. >_<
Rashala 24th Apr 2013, 8:35 PM edit delete reply

well Dolly did not take the bloody mess perk hence no eyeballs

TD and Marcus though have that perk 5 times each
CyberSkull 24th Apr 2013, 9:00 PM edit delete reply

I don't understand, who doesn't take the bloody mess perk?
Rashala 24th Apr 2013, 9:08 PM edit delete reply

Well dolly apparently
Centcomm 25th Apr 2013, 4:27 AM edit delete reply

heh im useing a fairly realisitc injury here - the "shattering" of the helmet and brain matter. can actually be seen .. ( urrrgh ) dont ask about the research on that one .. >_< )
Hor 25th Apr 2013, 7:10 AM edit delete reply
Motorcycle accidents.
lalverson 24th Apr 2013, 9:33 PM edit delete reply
And it's Ms. Pink, to you..splat..
ranger_brianna_new 24th Apr 2013, 11:35 PM edit delete reply

Well, misses are actually fairly realistic in a firefight, even at close range. There's only so much technology and training can do.
Centcomm 25th Apr 2013, 2:49 AM edit delete reply

Dolly prides herself on being "perfect: and in her line of work a Miss can actually injure or kill someone. normally between the smart lock weapon and her own internal combat hud , she does NOT miss .. " think robo cop " the gun simply does not fire.. in this case shes actually having to pull the trigger and eye ball the lock. makes it much harder for her,. although she could still shoot rings around proffesional marksmen. but her training is more short to medium range .. not sniping... but shes being much harder on her self than is needed . her shots are coming within millimeters of the targets, and shes fired 4 shots in 6 seconds... think about that .. its a single shot pistol ...
Sheela 25th Apr 2013, 3:29 AM edit delete reply

As I understand it, the old combat hud and subroutine took a bit to get a lock on, now she's not encumbered by that, which potentially make the new system much faster once she figures it out.

Offcourse, in order to be faster, one would need a lot more computing power. Like, say, a normal android might need a high end neural net upgrade .. offcourse, Dolly already have that. I'm guessing that Calli knew what she was doing when she didn't integrate a Combat HUD.

Offcourse, expecting a brandnew android to do things "by eye" would be pretty silly, luckily Dolly is far from being a newbie.

Time for that experience to rear it's head.
It's like waking a dragon, it takes a bit, but - oh - once it awakens !
Offcourse, she'll have to manage to "wake up" before CeCi finishes them off. :D
Centcomm 25th Apr 2013, 8:29 AM edit delete reply

actually with the combat hud she could "lock in" the targets while her pistol was still in its holster, then draw and fire in a single arc. the pistol would auto fire as soon as it crossed the target calculating speed and distance automaticly. what shes doing now is what anyone else would be. estamating. luckly she has many many years of practice and real time experiance to balance things.
Sheela 25th Apr 2013, 12:18 PM edit delete reply

But if she had to change targets mid fight, would the new system be quicker ?

On a sidenote, the androids seems to be a bit smaller than most regular humans, any particular reason for that, or is that just random ?
Centcomm 25th Apr 2013, 1:05 PM edit delete reply

yes its much better at adapting on the fly.. and its not random :D about the andriod height I take it you looked at the incentive :D
velvetsanity 25th Apr 2013, 1:17 PM edit delete reply

note that Dr. Silver is very very tall....and Lynn's the same height as Dolly and Teedee...Ada looks to be close to Marcus' height...and Ceci is short (obviously because shorter = less threatening)
Centcomm 25th Apr 2013, 1:22 PM edit delete reply

Dr. Silver is wearing 4 inch heels - Lynn is wearing about a 3 inch heel.TD and Ceci are the two shortest of the group :D although Dolly's body is based on Lynn's as a template as hinted at in the comic..
actually Ceci is wearing a 1 inch platform boot with a 2 inch heel .. >_< just to make it more confusing..
velvetsanity 25th Apr 2013, 4:36 PM edit delete reply

Even accounting for the heels, Dr. Silver's tall. Hmm. If Lynn's wearing 3 inch heels, it looks to me that she's about the same height as Teedee, maybe shorter.

Is Ada taller than Marcus, or is that the camera angle?
Centcomm 25th Apr 2013, 4:52 PM edit delete reply

marcus is standing back a bit. the camera is more to the ground so it looks wierd..and yes Silver is tall actually. Lynn is just a touch shorter than Dolly.. ^_^
velvetsanity 25th Apr 2013, 5:43 PM edit delete reply

I bet some of the boys here would go nuts if you gave out the girls' measurements. Though I'm sure certain among them would hurt you badly for doing so. (Teedee in particular, and probably Dr. Silver as well. With Marcus in the background laughing. Unless you gave out certain of his measurements, too...)
Sheela 25th Apr 2013, 7:27 PM edit delete reply

Ick, we don't need TeeDee turning our artist into a red smear .. .don't do it ! XD

And offcourse I looked at the incentive. :)
cattservant 25th Apr 2013, 9:54 AM edit delete reply

Full Moon Tonight!
velvetsanity 25th Apr 2013, 10:59 AM edit delete reply

Yay! Who wants to dance naked around a bonfire? :D
cattservant 25th Apr 2013, 11:04 AM edit delete reply

You do have to watch how excited you get and to where you put your feet!
velvetsanity 25th Apr 2013, 11:25 AM edit delete reply

Very true! Definitely wouldn't want to step *in* the bonfire :D
cattservant 25th Apr 2013, 11:54 AM edit delete reply

That's an entirely different ceremony.
velvetsanity 25th Apr 2013, 4:26 PM edit delete reply

I think I'll pass on that one lol
mushroomisland 28th Apr 2013, 4:37 PM edit delete reply

seriously guys, and you wonder why you're not getting laid.
antrik 14th May 2017, 4:21 PM edit delete reply
Sooo nice of them to provide Dolly with some target practice, before she gets in some real action...
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