Comic 885 - Lies...

8th Aug 2013, 6:00 PM
Average Rating: 5 (21 votes)

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Centcomm 8th Aug 2013, 6:00 PM edit delete
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velvetsanity 8th Aug 2013, 6:01 PM edit delete reply

I have a feeling we're about to see just why it's a bad idea to annoy Dr. Silver...
Stormwind13 8th Aug 2013, 6:13 PM edit delete reply

I sure hope SOMEONE takes that B!TCH down a peg or two. :-p Pretty exterior, but poisonous soul.
cattservant 8th Aug 2013, 7:49 PM edit delete reply

She's invoking the Big Bad Black Glyph of Imminent Retribution.

Beware Joy-Girl!
Centcomm 8th Aug 2013, 8:05 PM edit delete reply

Sheela 9th Aug 2013, 11:24 AM edit delete reply

Joy-girl sure is incurring a lot of wrath, around here.
Compared to TeDee's anti-human remarks not getting that much response .. I'm a bit surprised.
Zimriel 28th Feb 2016, 11:40 PM edit delete reply
Teedee might not like humans in the abstract (or she could just be like one of our rednecks, talking smack for the fun of it); but one thing Teedee hasn't done, she hasn't gone up to a human and told her that she was abomination in front of her own crew.

Joygirl here is toxic.
antrik 23rd May 2017, 9:04 PM edit delete reply
The things TeeDee threw at Dr. Demark were less crude, but not really much nicer... The difference is that Dr. Demark was pretty immune to the attacks, while Connie is not.

(Aside from differences in temperament, it also relates to context: since Androids are an underprivileged group, derogatory remarks tend to hit harder... Though unlike what some people claim, I don't agree this gives any underprivileged group a free pass on derogatory remarks.)
highlander55 8th Aug 2013, 6:15 PM edit delete reply

I was just wondering velvet if Dr. Silver has a Taser in that orb. Taser that bitches ass but good.
Centcomm 8th Aug 2013, 8:05 PM edit delete reply

highlander55 8th Aug 2013, 6:19 PM edit delete reply

As for those like her that are bigoted towards others by society or other influences. Best advice my dad gave me as a young teenager was: Remember- Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one. Just consider the source.
cattservant 8th Aug 2013, 7:56 PM edit delete reply

You mean that ancient Acronymese saying that goes;

"O ala, eho amots!" ?
Centcomm 8th Aug 2013, 8:12 PM edit delete reply

confused look...
cattservant 8th Aug 2013, 8:27 PM edit delete reply


[Roughly translates;
"Opinions are like assholes,
everyone has one
and most of them stink!"]
Stormwind13 8th Aug 2013, 6:20 PM edit delete reply

Sleepy gas and then let the good doctor get her hands on Aurelia. Pull a Frankenstein on her a$$. Pack in some cybernetics to ALTER her perceptions. Nothing real useful though, make her suffer for her attitude! }:->
highlander55 8th Aug 2013, 6:24 PM edit delete reply

Sorry Stormwind13 but that would make her as bad as Aurelia. Spitefull and vindictive. Wait, not talking about Rose are you? LOL
Stormwind13 8th Aug 2013, 6:27 PM edit delete reply

NO! Rose is spoken of only in whispers in the shadows... She is too scary to try to drag out into the light. :-D However, you are right... sounds like something Rose might do to someone that annoyed her. Or maybe was silly enough to sign up to be her agent. :-D
Tokyo Rose 8th Aug 2013, 7:27 PM edit delete reply

Could look at this in one of two ways.

1) Why provide justification for someone's existing prejudice against "uppity machines" by forcing such a change on them?

2) Why give a bigoted twit such a gift?

Aurelia there is a preview of one Nova Roman view (note: ONE view) of androids. Not everyone there shares that view, or is nearly as vocal about it. Cent's remark about the presence of the Cassians tainting the public's opinion is totally correct.
Centcomm 8th Aug 2013, 8:05 PM edit delete reply

points up at roses comment - there ya go :D
anarcha 8th Aug 2013, 6:28 PM edit delete reply

Just a little quick neck twist?
Mister Black 8th Aug 2013, 7:20 PM edit delete reply

Something to remember about methods of revenge...The dead don't suffer, and the obviously crippled get sympathy. Just saying...
Centcomm 8th Aug 2013, 8:06 PM edit delete reply

and there it is from Mister Black himself. :P
Marcus Ramesy 9th Aug 2013, 7:05 AM edit delete reply

"wait by the river long enough and you can watch the bodies of your enemys float by"
Rashala 8th Aug 2013, 6:30 PM edit delete reply

Sadly.....I am ashamed if that Aurrelia is a human of beign one cause frankly... I wish she had said that shit to tedee

reason: Teedee would have Shoved her head up her golden whatever and then gone to get lunch
Centcomm 8th Aug 2013, 8:11 PM edit delete reply

pretty much.. TD is .... predictable in that way.
Sheela 8th Aug 2013, 9:56 PM edit delete reply

Well, she can still try and ply her trade on TD ... I mean ... it's an option. She could do it.
Pirtnac 9th Aug 2013, 6:46 AM edit delete reply
If only there were someone at the table with a medical interface capable of uplinking to the town's health & safety system and posting a public warning. Oh golden bigot, I sense cooties in your future...
Rashala 9th Aug 2013, 4:15 PM edit delete reply

Now eis allowed her opinion...

granted its a bigoted ego centric one that ensures No one will EVER have kids with her but at least those genes die with her
Centcomm 9th Aug 2013, 4:31 PM edit delete reply

Actually its more likely shes already had children. its encoraged in Nova roma. unless she left before she reached 18. and most Romans have large familys :P
Rashala 10th Aug 2013, 12:20 AM edit delete reply she make a pass at tedee pinch her butt and wind up a quadapalegic after Cranial rectal surgery
Sheela 10th Aug 2013, 10:27 AM edit delete reply

I .. kinda want to see her make a pass at TeeDee too - though more for seeing how TeeDee would act, than any real interest in them hooking up - However far fetched that scenario would be.
Centcomm 10th Aug 2013, 10:49 AM edit delete reply

heh.. you just want to see her get punched.. :D
Rashala 10th Aug 2013, 4:58 PM edit delete reply

punch Naaah....Thrown through a concrete wall yes
Sheela 11th Aug 2013, 1:06 AM edit delete reply

Naw, I don't want to see her get punched .. I just want to see TeeDee's facial expressions when she realizes that even girls hot women find her attractive - The sheer revulsion of being considered a sexy human would be hilarious. :D

Besides, it would be funny to see their prejudices clash ... one is anti-human, the other is anti-android ... they'll mix like fire & gas .. and create one big beautiful fireball.

I mean, they are basically two pieces of the same cloth, just switch around the word "human" with "android" and you turn a TeeDee into a Goldie !
Centcomm 11th Aug 2013, 8:08 AM edit delete reply

see this is what i find interesting - it seems that its Okay for TD to throw around her bile on anti humans, BUT when Aurelia says the reverse then everyone jumps her case. now im not defending what she said to Connie - Connie didnt deserve that, but perhaps Aurelia has reasons for dispising them as much as she does.
Rashala 11th Aug 2013, 2:10 PM edit delete reply

Well...Its human nature and we expect tedee to be that way.. I mean she is an artificial human, and has the benefit of seing how Farked up humans have made the world.

Now Aur...well She's a human and given the crap humans have done....she really has no moral ground to stand on to justify her attitude
Speedy Marsh 18th Nov 2016, 9:14 PM edit delete reply
TeeDee only complained about humans to Ada. She didn't get up in some human's face and belittle them and treat them like scum, the way Aurelia did.

What Aurelia did was like going up to a really nice, young German lady, and asking her what it feels like to have the blood of 11 million holocaust victims on her hands.

Also, TeeDee has a right to be mad. She had her (new) body stolen from her, by CentComm, and replaced with one that's essentially a different species. Like if you woke up in the hospital after an accident, and realized that you had been put in the body of a gorilla. Not because there were no human bodies available, but because the zoo needed someone who could fit in with their gorillas.

Okay, maybe not the zoo. Maybe more like a Planet of the Apes situation. But still...
antrik 23rd May 2017, 9:11 PM edit delete reply
TeeDee has been a bigot already before the unwanted body swap.
Stormwind13 8th Aug 2013, 6:33 PM edit delete reply

She still has to get out of the bar with her head attached. I'm wondering if she'll make it. :-D
highlander55 8th Aug 2013, 6:36 PM edit delete reply

Her hair will be ripped out and stuffed into her golden employment chute.
Marcus Ramesy 8th Aug 2013, 6:39 PM edit delete reply

I beleive the term you are looking for... is "stabby stabby hate hate"
highlander55 8th Aug 2013, 6:48 PM edit delete reply

Marcus- Still they may not take kindly to roughing up a Working girl. Not like a Gutter that nobody cares about. Course if Rose is in the shadows,well hallways are dark sometimes. <cough> just saying <cough>
cattservant 8th Aug 2013, 7:34 PM edit delete reply

Miss Kitty in the Long Branch...
Centcomm 8th Aug 2013, 8:07 PM edit delete reply

beating the woman would not be the best course of action - that would just make her a victim. and the person that did the beating a criminal. ( at least in the eyes of the Justicars. )
lalverson 8th Aug 2013, 7:28 PM edit delete reply
I find it interesting how the filth this Sex worker is offensive yet all she's doing is saying the things that TD thinks about humans. She's just able to largely silence her bigotry. This is what i love most about writing sci-fi myself. one can put forth ideas in a way where it challenges per-conditioned ideas.
Centcomm 8th Aug 2013, 8:09 PM edit delete reply

I personally LOVE challenging people. I also try to be brutally frank with subjects. the world isnt all rainbows and unicorns no matter how much some people want. hate and prejudice are going to always exsist. the forms might change. and the targets.. but its still there.
Sheela 8th Aug 2013, 9:58 PM edit delete reply

I dunno man .. unicorns are pretty evil too.
cattservant 8th Aug 2013, 10:53 PM edit delete reply

Especially if you don't have a shovel!
cattservant 8th Aug 2013, 7:33 PM edit delete reply

Her default position of self worth.
She is pretty vocal about it though. And kind taking it personaly too.
She must have had very negative experiences back in Nova Roma.

[But this is exactly why the Ladies need to get out more, before they visit the big city!]
Centcomm 8th Aug 2013, 8:10 PM edit delete reply

everyone has a story. and the hookers story may even give her strong reasons to think the way she does.besides the fact that Andriods are demonized in Roma.
Sheela 8th Aug 2013, 9:59 PM edit delete reply

In fact, most hookers have some of the worst stories behind them, based on the fact that whoring themselves out is often considered a last ditch choice.
Guest 9th Aug 2013, 5:28 AM edit delete reply
True, CentComm... But she is picking on CONNIE, who has already had to deal with more crap than any three androids should have to put up with. You don't do that and expect anything but artillery delivered on your position (in 3...2...1..)! :-D
Sheela 9th Aug 2013, 8:19 AM edit delete reply

Ah, but Golden Cooties doesn't know that.
Besides, life is unfair like that.
Centcomm 11th Aug 2013, 8:10 AM edit delete reply

true Connie hasnt had the best of luck however Minx was far worse treated. or Kelly. Its all a matter of degrees. :D
cattservant 8th Aug 2013, 7:39 PM edit delete reply

Roma Bigotry;
Just as a matter of consideration;
Miss Aurelia, though quick to point out her Nova Roman pedigree, is plying her 'golden goodies' a long way from home.
Perhaps she had to take her 'nail' to Ahta to avoid a pounding from the imperial social hammer. So she is particularly touchy about 'bloody handed clockwork constructs'.
Not to mention instinctive 'turf tensions'!
And definitely not to mention a working girl's need to be socially better than somebody!

[Just speculating mind you...]
Centcomm 8th Aug 2013, 8:11 PM edit delete reply

all very possable..
Sheela 8th Aug 2013, 10:04 PM edit delete reply

While the hooker is being kinda mean and bigoted, we also don't know her background. For all we know, she may have *very* good reasons for hating on androids as she do. Maybe Kali killed her husband or something equally horrible. She mentions "killer of children" after all.
Rather than hating on her, maybe we really ought to pity her.

Hrm .. well, this is certainly a learning experience for everyone involved.

- Ada's disguise hold up to scrutiny from someone well versed in the flesh.

- Dr. Silver just gained more reason to be on this mission, rather than just being drafted,against her will, by Marcus. She also seem to be thinking dark thoughts and is looking something up on her info terminal.

- TeeDee gets to test out her patience and maybe give her newfound sense of humor a twirl.

- Connie ... well, Connie *really* need to learn some better swearwords.

- O.R.B. is just minding his own business, knowing that he always have the option of "going bump in the dark" ... purely by accident, he will assure you.
Centcomm 9th Aug 2013, 4:32 PM edit delete reply

Connie could take lessons from TD on cursing. :D
Sheela 10th Aug 2013, 10:28 AM edit delete reply

Oh ? ... OH !
That could be a pretty funny scenario. :D

Dooo Eeeeet ! >_<
Centcomm 10th Aug 2013, 10:50 AM edit delete reply

YUP .. trust me connie will pick up a few things here and there :D
cattservant 8th Aug 2013, 10:57 PM edit delete reply

She might find herself 'mysteriously scheduled' for a date with a forklift...
Sheela 8th Aug 2013, 11:32 PM edit delete reply

Forklifts have feelings too!
cattservant 8th Aug 2013, 11:36 PM edit delete reply

But they're just naturally uplifting!
highlander55 9th Aug 2013, 5:20 AM edit delete reply
@ Cat. So is a Wonder bra.
cattservant 9th Aug 2013, 5:25 AM edit delete reply

Don't forget the separation!
mjkj 8th Aug 2013, 11:34 PM edit delete reply

*hugs Connie*

Well goldie gets awfully physical/touchy there in addition to all those insults.

Somehow I hope Teedee is overhearing those...

...and Dr. Silver is really getting worked up and a drop from punching her.

I really must say I would rather be with Connie than with goldie...

*looking forward to the next update*

...have a good moving - without any accidents and missing stuff.
Shotgun15 9th Aug 2013, 5:38 AM edit delete reply
A telling retort which Connie might have made in the last frame,
" ... at least I can always be improved and advanced in so many ways - you can't . . . <or most likely won't>".
Centcomm 9th Aug 2013, 4:34 PM edit delete reply

LOL thats actually a good line.. theres a lot of retorts Connie could have used. but shes just .. floored by Auri's hatred.
Sheela 10th Aug 2013, 11:25 AM edit delete reply

On a sidenote - Connie doesn't seem all that experienced either, so she wouldn't have that much in the department of street smarts ... Goldie, on the othere hand, probably wishes she could have had a lot less of it.

As they say, "it's not the years, it's the miles" ... and she seems to have gone so very far that she's gone and got jaded.
Centcomm 11th Aug 2013, 3:25 PM edit delete reply

and you are wise o sheela
Draginbeard 9th Aug 2013, 5:49 AM edit delete reply

Clearly, this one comes with "just won't shut up and go away already" bonus package. A model with the uncontrollable need to have the last word.
Hornet 9th Aug 2013, 6:25 AM edit delete reply
Is it wrong that her being a joygirl, she should be the one made of metal and plastic?
Sheela 9th Aug 2013, 8:21 AM edit delete reply

Erhh .. historically, joygirls have been mostly made of flesh & bone.
KarToon12 9th Aug 2013, 8:29 AM edit delete reply

To that b!tch:

You're not even worthy of me putting up a fight. Here's my fist. Kindly ram your face into it as hard as you can. >:(
Centcomm 9th Aug 2013, 4:34 PM edit delete reply

heh.. remember there are two sides to every story .. :D
VanEzzania 9th Aug 2013, 10:34 AM edit delete reply

Connie's gunna go apehit on that hoe
Centcomm 9th Aug 2013, 4:35 PM edit delete reply

Maaaaybe :D
VanEzzania 9th Aug 2013, 4:38 PM edit delete reply

There better be wet shirts during that hopefully approaching fight
Centcomm 9th Aug 2013, 4:42 PM edit delete reply

heheh BTW love your new AV :D wet t-shirts!
VanEzzania 10th Aug 2013, 11:46 AM edit delete reply

Thanks its Pyrrha from the new RWBY webseries
CyberSkull 9th Aug 2013, 3:29 PM edit delete reply

This is pretty mild for Nova Roma attitudes. It will get so much worse as they move in.
Centcomm 9th Aug 2013, 4:35 PM edit delete reply

SO true.. so very true.
CyberSkull 10th Aug 2013, 6:09 AM edit delete reply

You don't see overt sympathetic/pitying racism much. (Sympathetic as in Aurelia feels bad for her in that our little mechaniod's existence is a "lie".)
Centcomm 10th Aug 2013, 10:48 AM edit delete reply

Without really going into too much detail she wishes robots would LOOK like robots and act like them.
JustNoPoint 9th Aug 2013, 3:49 PM edit delete reply

Sounds like she may be describing herself...
Centcomm 9th Aug 2013, 4:35 PM edit delete reply

*winks* someone is being observent. remember also she doesnt speak perfect Standard and may not be comminicating perfectly.
highlander55 9th Aug 2013, 5:03 PM edit delete reply

Gotta admit Aurelia's last statement was good though!
Wet T-shirt fight? Which one stands out and proud more when the cold water hits? Synth or Flesh pot?
cattservant 11th Aug 2013, 1:08 AM edit delete reply

Connie probably doesn't have the SLT upgrade.
Centcomm 11th Aug 2013, 8:13 AM edit delete reply

LOL ok that was funny cat. :D

And Connie is running biological flesh. not Synth. :D
highlander55 11th Aug 2013, 11:01 AM edit delete reply
OK- Bio flesh. So still wondering what nipple and areola looks best: Bio Engineered flesh or Real flesh? (No updates on weekends so thoughts just wonder)
Centcomm 11th Aug 2013, 3:16 PM edit delete reply

sounds like I might need to do a tech entry :D Model fours use actual cloned human skin attached to a synthetic under-dermis that protects the synthetic and natrual nerve tissue.

now BIO-flesh is a synthetic skin replacement it resembles skin on a cellular level. but isnt atually real one thing that is missing is body hairs and sweat glands. on a molecular level bio-flesh is easyly diserneed from real skin. at a cellular level Android skin is detectable by DNA markers that are used to restrict the creation of a whole person. ie there is JUST information for the skin and its anti-body invisable. meaning its globaly compatable with humans and Androids.

another diffrence is the density of nerve endings. bio-flesh generally has less than "real skin"
highlander55 11th Aug 2013, 4:27 PM edit delete reply
In other words, If it looks and quacks like a duck! Bodaboom!!
highlander55 11th Aug 2013, 4:32 PM edit delete reply
Then where did the short and curly's come from when showing like in the Tech drawings for Ceci?
Centcomm 11th Aug 2013, 4:59 PM edit delete reply

Ceci uses " real skin" and thus has hair follicles although less than a "real" person.
highlander55 11th Aug 2013, 5:58 PM edit delete reply

So cloned skin for Ceci. Is it capable of faster healing/regeneration do to her being Combat droid or is it like normal skin? I expect Dolly to have the same if not more human type skin. (Hairy bush and underarms over time, that would be funny watching her shave the pits and trim the bush the first time)
Centcomm 11th Aug 2013, 6:07 PM edit delete reply

for Ceci it does heal slightly faster. and is more resistant to infection.

as for Dolly.. thats what depilatory creams and devices are for. ( and they work a LOT better than ours for longer periods of time. and in some cases pills can be taken such as male beard growth and female body hair. they are controled by diffrent biochemical triggers.. :D
niauropsaka 23rd Aug 2016, 4:43 PM edit delete reply
Wow, that sounded a lot like the nastier stereotypes about Roma--I mean, Gypsies.
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