Comic 844 - Conflicts

16th Jun 2013, 5:57 PM
Average Rating: 5 (20 votes)

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Centcomm 16th Jun 2013, 5:57 PM edit delete
Yep.. here we go :D Enjoy! dont forget to rate and Vote on TWC we are pushing datachasers higher than ever before :D lets see how high we can go!

and for those who wonder what it might be like for "normal" citizens at midlevel of new troy check this out -
A Day Made of Glass 2: Same Day
Tokyo Rose 14th Aug 2017, 3:41 PM edit delete
Tokyo Rose
News From The Future:

As a result of ongoing reader confusion over a colloquial use of terminology (specifically the concept/term "spark"), this page's dialogue has been altered. I personally consider this an important lesson as a writer: aiming for "realistic", imprecise dialogue is not always a good thing when a slang term or colloquialism doesn't exist in the context of the real world, or hasn't been clearly established as slang usage in-universe.

I apologize for (at the time of this writing) approximately four years and two months of confusion.
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Mayyday 16th Jun 2013, 6:12 PM edit delete reply

Top 100 and rising!
Centcomm 16th Jun 2013, 7:01 PM edit delete reply

yep yep!
Don B. 16th Jun 2013, 6:58 PM edit delete reply
Oh boy! This should prove interesting. Methinks that the good doctor is markedly lacking in sympathy for Marcus (and by extension, CentComm). I forsee a little detour to Joleet for this expedition. Whereupon Marcus may just get his ass kicked by Dolly if he's not careful. I know, I know...he's just doing his job but blindly following orders isn't going to help him on this one. I gotta say, eccentric, annoying and high strung Veronica may be...I still kinda like her. Her expression in the last panel tells me all I need to know about where she'll stand on this when she understands the nature of the problem. If I'm right, good for her.
Centcomm 16th Jun 2013, 7:00 PM edit delete reply

I think events may surprise everyone :D
Don B. 16th Jun 2013, 7:12 PM edit delete reply
Well, that's what makes speculating on what's going on so fun. We can make some educated guesses based on the events and characters we know about, but at the end of the day, you keep us on our toes in regards to the story. As I've said!
Centcomm 16th Jun 2013, 7:17 PM edit delete reply

*bows* thats my job!
Don B. 16th Jun 2013, 7:48 PM edit delete reply
It may seem that I'm somewhat down on Marcus which isn't actually the case. He's shown himself to be a decent enough guy, especially when talking to Kelly. He's got a tough job to do and some orders regarding Lynn that I'm sure he's NOT happy with. CentComm has put him between a rock and a hard place in more ways than one.
Centcomm 16th Jun 2013, 7:51 PM edit delete reply

yeah Marcus is playing somethings close to the chest at the moment..and Yes Marcus "IS" a decent guy. but he IS a proffesional as well. however he might surprise you :D
velvetsanity 17th Jun 2013, 12:09 AM edit delete reply

So far he's been coming across as a good soldier and a good leader. But also as a Company Man
velvetsanity 16th Jun 2013, 7:48 PM edit delete reply

Well, it seems the official rescue team has found our Dynamic Duo! Is this where the split in the party ends? Will Dr. Silver reset Ceci to factory defaults? Or will she clean up the glitches in Ceci's Watchdog system to make it more useful for her? Stay tuned for tomorrow's episode! Same Angel time, same Angel channel!
Centcomm 16th Jun 2013, 7:51 PM edit delete reply

haha - no spoilers :D
velvetsanity 16th Jun 2013, 7:54 PM edit delete reply

Hence the cliffhanger nod to Adam West's Batman! :D
Centcomm 16th Jun 2013, 7:54 PM edit delete reply

I totally caught that! :D nice job!
Don B. 16th Jun 2013, 8:11 PM edit delete reply
Velvet...I'm leaning toward Veronica helping Ceci. Reasons: A-She's pissed at CentComm. B-See her rant about androids on the previous page. C-She refers to Ceci as SHE not IT. I just can't see her being party to anything that will render a "fully sparked and autonomous" Ceci less than she now is. Well she might, if she determines that Ceci is a danger to anyone other than the enemy. I don't think that will prove to be the case.
Centcomm 17th Jun 2013, 9:56 AM edit delete reply

someone has been paying attention :D
Don B. 17th Jun 2013, 10:53 AM edit delete reply
A Black Angel with a conscience night actually be a good thing in the long run. We'll just have to see.
Marcus Ramesy 16th Jun 2013, 8:00 PM edit delete reply

this is exactly how most of the tech in new try works.. its nice to see somethign real world that can show what we have been seeing in DC all this time... now I wish I had half that tech in what I do today.. especialy taking a pic/file and "throwing" it from my tablet to my pc or to the livingroom pc.
cattservant 16th Jun 2013, 8:01 PM edit delete reply

Our Little Black Angel has a darker guardian angel it seems...

["Khakistocrat"! Hah! Wouldn't want to get in a pissing contest with the good Doctor!]
Don B. 16th Jun 2013, 8:16 PM edit delete reply
I'm gonna reveal my ignorance here...Khakistocrat? Never heard the term. Could someone please enlighten me?
Marcus Ramesy 16th Jun 2013, 8:25 PM edit delete reply

Basically she is attempting to insult me by calling me a shitty leader.
cattservant 16th Jun 2013, 8:45 PM edit delete reply

Or a militaristic self-important bossy boots perhaps?
Marcus Ramesy 17th Jun 2013, 1:37 AM edit delete reply

some has to be in charge and be held acountable
cattservant 17th Jun 2013, 2:59 AM edit delete reply

Dr. Silver's Opinions are "fully sparked and autonomous"!

[Or, she's unleashed the Snaps!]
cattservant 16th Jun 2013, 8:30 PM edit delete reply

Ask Dr. Silver*. I think it's one of her creative insults.

[Perhaps khaki-coated aristocrat?]

*(Comic 981, panel 2)
Don B. 16th Jun 2013, 8:36 PM edit delete reply
Got it. Don't know why I didn't get it. Must be getting late. Thanks.
Stormwind13 29th Sep 2013, 8:06 PM edit delete reply

It appears to be related to a military rule, Don. Here is what I found on Khakistocracy
cattservant 16th Jun 2013, 8:11 PM edit delete reply

"Zygapophysis" The Major is about to acquire a 'backache' or something lower!
lalverson 16th Jun 2013, 10:02 PM edit delete reply
Given the good doctors feelings on robotics. as everyone that has been riding along with her knows all to well. I tend to think she will do little or nothing. for as she put it. Ceci has snapped the leash and putting her back on one is giving into the system and her opposition to it. I tend to think she'd at most finish the leash clipping so that Ceci would become the poster child for synthetic being rights and make the system change. I mean it's all guessing but it would seem that the changes that are coming are far wider than anyone, including Cent and rose could even imagine.
Centcomm 17th Jun 2013, 9:56 AM edit delete reply

excellent post :D I love when the people ae actually paying attention :D
CyberSkull 16th Jun 2013, 10:08 PM edit delete reply

It only makes sense that CeCi broke her leash. A mission where she can't be part of the Centcom networks requires a high amount of autonomy. So her becoming autonomous fits in with her broad stated goal.
cattservant 17th Jun 2013, 3:09 AM edit delete reply

Besides, look who she is a 'chip off of the old block' of!
Sheela 17th Jun 2013, 9:49 AM edit delete reply

Indeed, besides, sometimes the weak need bigger gubs.
Rashala 16th Jun 2013, 11:37 PM edit delete reply

*Re-aims His Legions and High powered artilliary Now At MArcusand the Doc* don't Even Start to think about it mess with Ceci *cocks pulse does the full lance of assault battlemech and armored Spartans behind him* you go through us. And I am willing to bet Tedee agrees with us
velvetsanity 17th Jun 2013, 12:10 AM edit delete reply

I've been waiting for this response since the page was posted :D
Centcomm 17th Jun 2013, 7:14 AM edit delete reply

Its nice to know some responces can be predicted :D I think Rashala is gonna be on pins and Needles :D
Rashala 17th Jun 2013, 3:03 PM edit delete reply

Pin and needles? I'd Glady be on fire in a room full of dynamite for Ceci *continues to GLARE at marcus and the doctor....trigger finger twitching every time they even THINK about re-leashing Ceci....The small Battation of DEath and destruction waiting for his command to kill twitching *
mjkj 17th Jun 2013, 1:01 AM edit delete reply

Ah, Ceci :) you made it :D

I like that smirk of the doc...
Dragonrider 17th Jun 2013, 5:11 AM edit delete reply

Unfortunately I fear that with Ada and TeeDee in centcomms control, afraid Doc may not have any choice. Do it and live as she now does or flaunt orders and live with a slave collar on her that centcomm controls and she does it anyway. Those android supression collars would work on humans very well with only minor modifications. She actually is not in control of her own destiny here. And I bet our good Mr. Ramsey just happens to have one for just this purpose.
cattservant 17th Jun 2013, 5:58 AM edit delete reply

Or Centcomm could be running away to join the Circus...
Centcomm 17th Jun 2013, 7:17 AM edit delete reply

clareification. Inhibitor Collars and devices do not work on humans because humans do not have a MACCS unit it has nothing to attack and nothing to work with.

Also as far as Cent controling Ada and TeeDee.. Ill ignore the laughter from TD about her being controled. Ada tries to be a good person and follow orders. Teedee does what she has to, afterall she DID shoot one of cents dolls in the face :D
Don B. 17th Jun 2013, 9:34 AM edit delete reply
TeeDee!? Controlled!? Oh, that's funny. She's barely in control of herself and I can't see any attempt at controlling her being met by anything other than gunfire.
Centcomm 17th Jun 2013, 9:54 AM edit delete reply

gun fire .. laughter... heavy weapons.. or just a fist.. :D
Don B. 17th Jun 2013, 10:08 AM edit delete reply
Or all four at once, depending on her mood at the time. Actually, now that I think about it, her default mode seems to be barely controlled rage so all four would be more than likely.
Centcomm 17th Jun 2013, 10:11 AM edit delete reply

right now shes popping her rage meter way up. she actually does have a less angry mode. ... when shes happy.
Sheela 17th Jun 2013, 10:45 AM edit delete reply

You mean .. when she's standing on top of your grave ?
Don B. 17th Jun 2013, 10:49 AM edit delete reply
TeeDee may have the ability to be happy, I don't think we've seen it though. Even when Ada came to after being fried, she seemed more relieved that she didn't have to shoot Ada than happy. I hope we get to see her actually happy for once, but I don't think it'll be anytime soon.
Centcomm 17th Jun 2013, 11:51 AM edit delete reply

hey she actually did crack a smile on that scene .. embrace the moment .. it might not come again for awhile ... :D
highlander55 17th Jun 2013, 6:38 PM edit delete reply

Something tells me TD has a special part to play later. Don't know what or even if but with her attitude it appears to be worse than before the new body. She would not be very helpfull in Nova Roma even with a collar. Hmm, maybe that's something to think about!
Rashala 17th Jun 2013, 3:05 PM edit delete reply

TEdee Under Centcomms control......*Leans over to stage whisper in the Centcomm doll with a GIANT HOLE IN HER FACE from Tedde nearly blowing her head off* TEdee under your control....Riiiiiiight
KarToon12 17th Jun 2013, 5:51 AM edit delete reply

"Tell me what you see."

...uh...a naked lady? XD
Centcomm 17th Jun 2013, 7:45 AM edit delete reply

Sheela 17th Jun 2013, 9:52 AM edit delete reply

This is not the droid you're looking for !

... oh wait, it is ? Dang.
Well, at least she's pretty.
Centcomm 17th Jun 2013, 9:55 AM edit delete reply

yes she is!
Don B. 17th Jun 2013, 10:10 AM edit delete reply
Even if she wasn't the 'droid I was looking for, I would probably stop looking after finding her.
Sheela 17th Jun 2013, 10:44 AM edit delete reply

Heh .. "Every back yard should have a swing like that" ?
Hornet 17th Jun 2013, 6:55 AM edit delete reply
Yeah so he's going to toy with Ceci which is going to put in conflict with Dolly, who's going to stick a spanner wrench up his waste disposal orifice. Fun for all!
Centcomm 17th Jun 2013, 7:45 AM edit delete reply

well to be fair .. hes not going to do ANYthing :D
Hornet 17th Jun 2013, 8:10 AM edit delete reply
hmm? Okay, then does this mean Ceci won't be hearing from Watchdog anytime soon?
Centcomm 17th Jun 2013, 8:16 AM edit delete reply

I think Ill let that be answered in the next few pages. :D
Sheela 17th Jun 2013, 9:53 AM edit delete reply

Watchdog is going to get a brandnew bag, ain't he ?
Centcomm 17th Jun 2013, 9:55 AM edit delete reply

*snickes and stays quiet*
Sheela 17th Jun 2013, 10:50 AM edit delete reply

Secretly, CeCi's really a member of the Lollipop Liberation Front, which incidentally was originally thought up by Dr Silver when she learned that Androids wasn't allowed lollipops, because humans were given priority.

That's the real reason why CeCi has a watchdog - So she'll reveal the true masters behind the Lollipop Liberation Front !!
Centcomm 17th Jun 2013, 11:50 AM edit delete reply

oh thats rich.. good one Sheela !!!
Sheela 17th Jun 2013, 12:23 PM edit delete reply

Why thank you, I do try. :)
Dragonrider 17th Jun 2013, 5:41 PM edit delete reply

Hey, I said the collar had to be reworked for humans just like out heroines bracelet.And the droids may think they are free and clear but I would bet Centcomm has a kill switch for every one that she thinks might cross her some day.
velvetsanity 17th Jun 2013, 5:55 PM edit delete reply

If she's paranoid, that could potentially be ALL of them...
Tokyo Rose 17th Jun 2013, 8:55 PM edit delete reply

The bracelet on Lynn is a tracking and stunning device, not a control device like the inhibitors. It's more like an anti-bark shock collar for dogs - it can't directly control the wearer, only inflict an unpleasant stimulus or a stunning shock. Inhibitors can override an android's motor control, as demonstrated by poor Minx in the "Mockingbird" sequence, but humans aren't susceptible to electronic puppeteering.
Kanela 20th Jun 2013, 6:53 PM edit delete reply

Love the doctor's smirk hahaha
Centcomm 8th Jul 2013, 4:32 PM edit delete reply

^_^ me too :D
mushroomisland 8th Jul 2013, 4:22 PM edit delete reply

Whoa - Ramesy, on that first panel, looks like that guy from prison break whose name I can't remember.
Centcomm 8th Jul 2013, 4:32 PM edit delete reply

Mike scolfield?
mushroomisland 8th Jul 2013, 5:29 PM edit delete reply

Yeaaah that guy
Stormwind13 29th Sep 2013, 8:04 PM edit delete reply

Rereading the comics and Rose, I saw it but didn't think to comment on it. "By your command." :-D Is Doctor Silver a Battlestar Galactica fan? :-D

I'm a little surprised no one ELSE commented on it either, but don't see it in the comments here.
Centcomm 29th Sep 2013, 8:12 PM edit delete reply

shes just being snarky.. :D
xpacetrue 24th Apr 2014, 7:38 PM edit delete reply

Dr. Silver said:
"Hm. Black Angel, CC-01-E4, Prefix Black One-One-One-Dee."

Weird. Why did Major Marcus Ramesy -not- recognize Ceci's ID code? And why didn't the fact that this is a Black Angel set off an "Aha! I seem to recall that Cent assigned a Black Angel to accompany Dolly..."?

He was put in charge of this operation. Heck, isn't he in command of Mil-Sec, directly under Cent-Com? And Cent told Marcus that one of his two PRIMARY OBJECTIVES was to quote, "Recover the Taylor guardian." And Cent told him that she sent a special Black Angel along with Dolly to protect her. She also showed Marcus what Dolly currently looks like, with her new body. And I'm sure Marcus would recognize Dolly's ID code. But she failed to show Marcus what this Black Angel looked like or what her ID code is? If he found Dolly's companion he'd probably find Dolly.

For that matter, why didn't Marcus have an active search going for Dolly's ID code (like the police did that search for Minx)?

No offense. But it smells a little bit like a plot hole. :P
Centcomm 6th May 2014, 8:17 PM edit delete reply

Actually Marcus knows exactly who and what Ceci is .. :D this is more about ceci "slipping the leash "
Imateria 6th May 2014, 4:11 PM edit delete reply
Lol at the Cylon reference in the first frame!
Centcomm 6th May 2014, 8:18 PM edit delete reply

Glad you caught that :D
ehrgeiz0 14th Sep 2015, 4:35 PM edit delete reply
Love the Battlestar Galactica reference. It's from the 1978 original series, where Cylons acknowledge a command by a superior. The 2004 remake does away with this as the new Cylons don't talk...but we see a few nods here and there where old model Cylons make an appearance.
Chris D 3rd Oct 2015, 3:38 AM edit delete reply
In my humble opine, there seems to be a lot more good guys in this story than bad guys. Which, truth be told, is more like reality. it seems there are more bad guys, but that's only because the bad are much, much louder and attention whorish than the good people, so they tend to get the spotlight.
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