Comic 880 - And Celeste

1st Aug 2013, 6:00 PM
And Celeste
Average Rating: 5 (16 votes)

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Centcomm 1st Aug 2013, 6:00 PM edit delete
Have a groovy day!
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cattservant 1st Aug 2013, 6:06 PM edit delete reply

Another refugee from NT culture it seems.

[And all the NaCl you can shake!]

(RE: "groovy day"; Far Out!)
Centcomm 2nd Aug 2013, 8:07 AM edit delete reply

Yep Celeste knows a bit about Mister Black from working with him for a extended period of time :D
Stormwind13 1st Aug 2013, 6:08 PM edit delete reply

Finally someone that knows more than ONE of his names... And she likes him. Sounds like he helped Celeste out sometime in the past. Sounds like Mr. Black got her out of New Troy and into something else. Not quite as involved as what he did with Connie, but close.

Apparently he has a different name for each city. Makes it harder for people to pinpoint his schemes. :-D

And if he keeps doing good deeds he is going to get BUSTED. :-D I mean, his rep will be Goody-Two Shoes, instead of the Man In Black. :-)

Kira and Pyre have a point, anyone that is around him long is going to need to become SNEAKY... Or wind up getting completely lost by his schemes. :-D
cattservant 1st Aug 2013, 6:12 PM edit delete reply

A well balanced obliviousness might work...
Stormwind13 1st Aug 2013, 6:16 PM edit delete reply

LOL. Well, it might keep them from REALIZING they are lost, but not sure if that would be a good thing.

Mr. Black probably would love having someone along that he knew thought deviously too. Then when he did something they wouldn't be like Celeste here and using the wrong name.
Centcomm 2nd Aug 2013, 8:20 AM edit delete reply

Celeste knows several - but is used to one mostly..
Stormwind13 1st Aug 2013, 6:14 PM edit delete reply

I think you need to add some people to your Cast Page. So we don't TOTALLY get lost. :-D

You might not have much filled in, but just putting them up would be nice. :-D

The Indepedents will take over everything, if Mr. Black has anything to say about your cast page. :-D I mean, all the friends, friendly contacts and just contacts he has could dwarf the rest of the character list I think. :-D
Mister Black 2nd Aug 2013, 7:49 AM edit delete reply

There's a reason I'm a firm believer in the "one man (or person), one vote" idea. If I can create enough persons, I have enough votes to make things work the way I want them to.
Centcomm 2nd Aug 2013, 8:21 AM edit delete reply

hehe. :D
Sheela 2nd Aug 2013, 12:37 PM edit delete reply

As the dragon monarch said .. "one man, one vote - And it's mine."
highlander55 1st Aug 2013, 6:18 PM edit delete reply

Centcomm, I don't know why but something in the back of my mind has been saying that Connie will get screwed in this job but not how she wants. I can't explain it but the way this has unfolded so far does not give me a warm and fuzzy feeling for her future. I hope I'm wrong but just saying!
*edit- another possibility is he is a spy from Luna.*
cattservant 1st Aug 2013, 11:45 PM edit delete reply

Luna has a large (if somewhat subtle) influence on the geo-political currents/tides of Earth!
Centcomm 2nd Aug 2013, 8:22 AM edit delete reply

Well we shall see on Connies regard what happens.. and Mister Black most often works for Mister Black :D
Rashala 1st Aug 2013, 6:39 PM edit delete reply

its importat to love your work....

also I still am trying to come to grips with the fact that MArcus whas DUMB enough to let Ada Get away....
Marcus Ramesy 1st Aug 2013, 8:43 PM edit delete reply

its not that I let her get away, its that she met some one else while I was out on assigment.. also.. relations between androids and humans are very fluid.. and Ada is very ... whats the word... flighty when it comes to her emotions...
cattservant 1st Aug 2013, 11:48 PM edit delete reply

A beautiful butterfly amongst the many colored flowers...
Highlander55 2nd Aug 2013, 5:32 AM edit delete reply
More likely loose as a goose in the caboose?
Centcomm 2nd Aug 2013, 8:25 AM edit delete reply

TO add to this... Ada forms emotional attachments quickly and strongly. Marcus and her have a thing. but Ada often gets distracted by the "new shiny" its her one failing really.. as far as Andriods and Humans go Androids are discoraged from forming long term love/partner relations with Humans. Marrage/partnership is frowned apon.
So Ada and Marcus both know this. Does she care for Keven YOU betcha .. and for Marcus? Also yes. so its hard to pin her down.
Sheela 2nd Aug 2013, 12:40 PM edit delete reply

Ada has a harem !
Rashala 2nd Aug 2013, 1:29 PM edit delete reply

*hmms *makes me wonder if Other Androids. (ceci, tedee,Dolly) have such issues....or if its a Ada unique module
Marcus Ramesy 2nd Aug 2013, 1:49 PM edit delete reply

its not an uncommon trait, but for TeeDee and Dolly.. they are too in to their work for personal relationships out side of their job.. TeeDee is partnered up with Ada, and that is about as close to human relationships as she really wants out side of what few she has a grudging respect for. as for Ceci.. Ill leave that answer in the hands of our dear Centcom
Sheela 2nd Aug 2013, 1:54 PM edit delete reply

Well, TeeDee has a harem too...
She has Small gun, Medium gun, Big gun and REALLY HUGE gun.

Sadly, they are just guns, and not people. >_<
Rashala 2nd Aug 2013, 1:55 PM edit delete reply

SO then MArcus and Dr silver's little affair is fien with ada *nod nod*
Centcomm 2nd Aug 2013, 1:58 PM edit delete reply

wait what? Dr Silver and Marcus? *dies laughing at the thought.. oh thats a good one.
Sheela 2nd Aug 2013, 2:10 PM edit delete reply

The shipping with Marcus & Dr Silver is strong. :D
But yeah, I don't think Ada would object.
though she might be wise enough to not want in on the action .. too much fighting and not enogh lovin'. >_<
Marcus Ramesy 2nd Aug 2013, 2:27 PM edit delete reply

*shakes his head* if you wana see Dr. Silver naked, by all means.. you are welcome to her... as a mater of fact.. here... take my security card.. and my milsec clearance card.. .. this is the address to her appartment... and when you are turned in to a fine red mist by the anger of Dr. Silver .. I will say that some one picked my pockets and stole my security badges and they got what they deserved :P
Sheela 2nd Aug 2013, 2:32 PM edit delete reply

Hey, it could be worse ... people could be shipping you & Chodo. :)

Marcus & Chodo, sittin' inna tree, C-H-O-D-O has a very big club!
cattservant 2nd Aug 2013, 7:06 PM edit delete reply

And then the tree ate them both!
Sheela 2nd Aug 2013, 10:28 PM edit delete reply

Damn those tree's ... bloody biologicals !!
Rashala 3rd Aug 2013, 2:48 PM edit delete reply

*takes The items Marcus Gives him and evil grinning Sneaks into Silver's apartment while she is gone...and enacts plan. EGO Smack. Leaving by accident some DNA matter from MArcus In the room when done slips out leaving no other evidence save the fact, that now every picture in her place is of CAlli taylor.
Her personal console's avatar is cali taylor and over he r bed is a giant picture of Calli in NEgligee and the caption. you know you love me. As well as several Full size calli holograms programmed to appear..wwhen Silver uses the...toilet...the kitchen....the shower....excetera.
And Hooks up wireless microcams all over to cover and broadcast silver's reaction to the intraweb *At a modest viewing fee. 65% of which is directed to Centcomm and 5 percent to tedee and Marcus. the rest to himself*
Marcus Ramesy 3rd Aug 2013, 9:46 PM edit delete reply

truly amusing.. we shall see how it plays down...
Rashala 3rd Aug 2013, 11:41 PM edit delete reply

admit it marcus...You'd watch that video feed with popcorn and laughter
Marcus Ramesy 4th Aug 2013, 9:21 AM edit delete reply

I dont get quite the enjoyment out of watching some one publicly humiliated nearly as much as one might think.. :P
Rashala 4th Aug 2013, 1:34 PM edit delete reply

who said someone...this is DR silver after this mission where she's Driven you to nearly throwing her out the airlock

its not humiliation its karmic balance
Sheela 1st Aug 2013, 10:02 PM edit delete reply

It's weird, but Celeste gives me this .. "Sad Panda" kind of feeling.
cattservant 1st Aug 2013, 11:49 PM edit delete reply

Sweet melancholy
Wistfully wishing?
Centcomm 2nd Aug 2013, 8:25 AM edit delete reply

then I depected her correctly..
Sheela 2nd Aug 2013, 12:41 PM edit delete reply

Oh, neato .. didn't know it was on purpose.
Well, I'm looking forward to her backsztory then. :)
Looks like Connie has a contender in the "low selfesteem" category.
Centcomm 2nd Aug 2013, 12:57 PM edit delete reply

Sadly its a common trait in Androids..
Sheela 2nd Aug 2013, 1:03 PM edit delete reply

Oh ?
Howcome ?
Centcomm 2nd Aug 2013, 1:09 PM edit delete reply

the trait was introduced to keep Androids from Rebelling and disobeying. unlike humans you CAN alter some perceptions and "inborn" traits before they ever go into service. remember they were created as servants. not as a fully developed race.
Sheela 2nd Aug 2013, 1:10 PM edit delete reply

Hrm .. but wouldn't those traits be changed as android rights come along ?
Centcomm 2nd Aug 2013, 1:15 PM edit delete reply

No. They have never been changed. Generally Andriod designers do what they wish. and often create dozens of "seed" programs to get a mix of traits they want.

The "Android Rights" only takes effect once they are active and aware. not during the design stage.

And there are still blind spots in the laws..
Sheela 2nd Aug 2013, 1:35 PM edit delete reply


Because so far, most of the androids in this comic haven't had low selfesteem. Offcourse, our sample is somewhat limited, but still.
Centcomm 2nd Aug 2013, 1:46 PM edit delete reply

Dolly, TD, Cella and Ada all have strong personalitys. as well as the "Timmson model" Police supervisor"

Minx,Connie,Celeste,Kelly have all had low self image..
Sheela 2nd Aug 2013, 1:52 PM edit delete reply

Hrm .. I guess their other issues just overshadows this.
Rashala 2nd Aug 2013, 1:58 PM edit delete reply

right....I ned to finish developing Cryo tech so I can freeze myself til DC time and see about Fixing some of these problems .

*makes note to also pack. Weldign torch...Wireing kit....High explosives.....and a rubber Ducky....cause....Well tahts need to know
Sheela 2nd Aug 2013, 2:34 PM edit delete reply

Ah well, Connie and Celeste can have a pity party together and make plans on how to seduce Mr Black, which they'd then be too intimidated to initiate. >_<
Stormwind13 2nd Aug 2013, 6:31 PM edit delete reply

I think Mr. Black has been good for Celeste and is going to be good for Connie (maybe he has something for the ladies starting with a C? :-D).

And I think Dr. Silver (despite how prickly she can be) has been good for Kelly. She has mood swings, but a LOT of people have mood swings (and with a whole lot LESS reason).
AlpineBob 4th Aug 2013, 6:25 PM edit delete reply
Seems to me more like Centcomm has a thing for characters beginning with C...
Centcomm 4th Aug 2013, 6:38 PM edit delete reply

yeah it was a phase.. >_<
mjkj 1st Aug 2013, 11:16 PM edit delete reply


He has an admirer :)

great page

PS: Oh, rank 49...
ranger_brianna_new 2nd Aug 2013, 1:29 AM edit delete reply

46 and climbing, more precisely. :)
Centcomm 2nd Aug 2013, 8:26 AM edit delete reply

Whoa its still below 50.. O_O
Sheela 2nd Aug 2013, 12:42 PM edit delete reply

Heh, there was a short bit where it was down in the thirties.

Still, seems 50-60 is the new general spot for Datachasers, not bad at all. :)
Centcomm 2nd Aug 2013, 12:56 PM edit delete reply

no not bad at all .. its progress :D
Weiser 2nd Aug 2013, 5:57 AM edit delete reply

Hey great! Seems that I have learned to distinguish human-like androids from real humans!
I hope that the New Rome guys aren't as bright as me ... ;)
Centcomm 2nd Aug 2013, 8:27 AM edit delete reply

hehe - yeah there are a lot of clues if you know what to look for we also give the readers clues sometimes the "Charcters" dont have .. like the new colored balloons for TD and Ada those are only for the readers. everyone hears them as sounding normal.
Tokyo Rose 5th Aug 2013, 1:38 AM edit delete reply

Dangit, Cent, why you make me gotta contradict you in front of the kids? /beat

The colored balloons on Teedee and Ada are not just for the readers' convenience. I retained them to indicate that there's still something very subtly "strange" about their voices that the casual listener wouldn't really notice. In my head, I hear it as unusually precise and clear diction, with very little of the slurring, softening, or uneven inflection that a regional dialect or idiosyncratic speech pattern would create. I've heard a similar manner of speech from people who've learned English as a second language well enough to smooth out all trace of a "foreign" accent, but either haven't attained the degree of fluency that lends itself to the adoption of a regional dialect, or are consciously trying to remain "perfect" in their pronunciations. Teedee and Ada are still using fairly standard voxes, albeit altered by Dr. Silver's mods to sound much more human. Dolly is using "human" speech font and a plain white balloon because the Model 5 defaults to producing speech in a manner that's MUCH closer to the workings of a human larynx.
Centcomm 5th Aug 2013, 7:47 AM edit delete reply

ah - ok slight misconception on my part I like your explaination better :D

Hey no worrys about contradictions :D
KarToon12 2nd Aug 2013, 12:29 PM edit delete reply

I really like that last panel so we can get a good look at those cool looking eyes. :)
Centcomm 2nd Aug 2013, 12:36 PM edit delete reply

I tried some diffrent tricks on Celestes eyes.. they may or may not make it to other Androids :D they came out really nice :D
Marcus Ramesy 2nd Aug 2013, 1:37 PM edit delete reply

we wont talk about the creepy psychotic doll girl look she had with one of the "preview" sets :P
Sheela 2nd Aug 2013, 1:51 PM edit delete reply

Ah well, as long as it's not high octane nightmare fuel, I'm sure we'll survive. :)
Centcomm 2nd Aug 2013, 1:58 PM edit delete reply

oh good lord no.. she just had creepy glowing eyes..
Sheela 2nd Aug 2013, 2:20 PM edit delete reply

Oh ok ... how creepy are we talkng about here ?
Like .. just midly creepy .... ooor, very creepy ?
Centcomm 2nd Aug 2013, 2:29 PM edit delete reply

Mildly creey...
Marcus Ramesy 2nd Aug 2013, 2:24 PM edit delete reply

speak for your self cent... it was nightmare fule.... I had bad dreams for days.....
Marcus Ramesy 2nd Aug 2013, 2:50 PM edit delete reply

very creepy...
Stormwind13 2nd Aug 2013, 3:38 PM edit delete reply

No, no Marcus... THIS is VERY creepy... :-D

Maybe the phenomena is related? }:->
Marcus Ramesy 2nd Aug 2013, 7:46 PM edit delete reply

yes.. thats creepy to
Rashala 3rd Aug 2013, 9:15 PM edit delete reply

*slips marcus his ID and such back after *pointing up* Completes Operation EGO smack.
Centcomm 4th Aug 2013, 9:39 AM edit delete reply

sits back and waits for Dr silver to intiate revenge protocols..
Rashala 4th Aug 2013, 1:35 PM edit delete reply

oh come on Centy admit it...the mental image of her reactions to all that made you chuckle
Centcomm 4th Aug 2013, 1:50 PM edit delete reply

no argument there.. :D
Rashala 4th Aug 2013, 2:44 PM edit delete reply

See. Karma IS funny when it smacks one who deserves a little upside their heads :)

and in this case is funny as heck
cattservant 19th Aug 2013, 1:20 PM edit delete reply

Not to be rude,
but I think Celeste's primitive ancestors were inflatable.
Centcomm 19th Aug 2013, 1:58 PM edit delete reply

Oh ?
JustNoPoint 5th Aug 2013, 5:08 PM edit delete reply

Really interesting eyes she's got!
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