Comic 886 - Speed of thought...

11th Aug 2013, 6:00 PM
Speed of thought...
Average Rating: 5 (14 votes)

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Centcomm 11th Aug 2013, 6:00 PM edit delete
Enjoy! Still packing and trying to get things moving check this out
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Stormwind13 11th Aug 2013, 6:06 PM edit delete reply

And Dr. Silver goes info diving to see what they CAN and CANNOT do legally to Goldie. :-D
Centcomm 11th Aug 2013, 6:23 PM edit delete reply

could be :D
Sheela 13th Aug 2013, 6:35 PM edit delete reply

Rather, I think she's checking out Goldie's background, and what illegal things may, or may not, have happened to Goldie.
Goldie totally could be the victim here.
Centcomm 13th Aug 2013, 8:30 PM edit delete reply

Ill say this much.. she DID run a background on her.. :D
highlander55 11th Aug 2013, 6:10 PM edit delete reply

First panel, what happened to back of the guys shirt? Seems to be part clear and his pants are too! LOL To bad Goldie didn't have the same problem. Aassss!
Centcomm 11th Aug 2013, 6:21 PM edit delete reply

actually .. thats a error .. his shirt and pants have the reflection set WAY too high i totally missed it there >_< your seeing Aurelia's reflection in the material geh!
highlander55 11th Aug 2013, 6:26 PM edit delete reply

You'd think he would have noticed the draft when Aurelia walked by him on her way out. <snicker>

BTY- Phoenix was 108 today but dry I was told. Bleh
Centcomm 11th Aug 2013, 6:37 PM edit delete reply

108 and low humity feels like a lot less than 78 and 70 humid.. Bleeeech .. but the main thing is its a lot better of a place to live for me.
highlander55 11th Aug 2013, 7:54 PM edit delete reply

Until the Monsoon season starts. double BLeech
Centcomm 12th Aug 2013, 7:33 AM edit delete reply

I remember monsoon season- trust me its not the same. :D
velvetsanity 11th Aug 2013, 6:16 PM edit delete reply

"just one second while I look up how to get payback without going to jail"
Centcomm 11th Aug 2013, 6:23 PM edit delete reply

Stormwind13 11th Aug 2013, 6:27 PM edit delete reply

I like that thought Velvet. :-D How much can we do to Goldie without getting the Justicars on our case? :-D If you just happen to RUN into someone, is it assault or just an accident?
highlander55 11th Aug 2013, 6:34 PM edit delete reply

Not trying to be a kill joy but, why take offence and want to MDK someone only because they have been raised with different social beliefs. They are going into her society and should expect a whole lot of shit.
Stormwind13 11th Aug 2013, 7:11 PM edit delete reply

Because she was picking on Connie! :-D Next question!
Centcomm 11th Aug 2013, 7:30 PM edit delete reply

faceplams .. :D
highlander55 11th Aug 2013, 7:58 PM edit delete reply

Sigh! If they can't take heat from a working girl in another township, How the hell are they supposed to when actually in Roma itself?
Centcomm- facepalm now but end up using board like the monks in Monty Python and the Holy Grrraill!
Tokyo Rose 12th Aug 2013, 2:13 AM edit delete reply

In Roma, the team can at least tell themselves that everyone around them is an ignorant rube, kept in isolation and raised on bigotry, until proven otherwise. Encountering this sort of heat in a completely unexpected place--the trade quarter of Ahta--is another matter.
Stormwind13 12th Aug 2013, 6:12 AM edit delete reply

It is a good way though for them to see some of the WORST that they will be facing. CentComm being sneaky and letting them get exposed to the toxic atmosphere they are sailing into, without EVERYONE giving it to them.

Poor Connie though, she does NOT deserve what is coming her way.
Centcomm 12th Aug 2013, 7:45 AM edit delete reply

no she doesnt but we all know life isnt fair. :P
velvetsanity 12th Aug 2013, 10:17 AM edit delete reply

Because not only was she bigoted, she was brazen, rude and beyond tactless with it. And very probably extremely deliberate in her choice of insults.
Pistkitty 11th Aug 2013, 6:58 PM edit delete reply
There is a second, less likely option. They're not actually within the confines of Roma jurisdiction yet, as I recall. The good doctor there could be attempting to rationalize that little exchange as "verbal assault" under local law.
Centcomm 11th Aug 2013, 7:29 PM edit delete reply

thats correct.. they are in a independent township. with its own laws and rules :D
Stormwind13 12th Aug 2013, 6:10 AM edit delete reply

Yeah, but it is the gateway to Nova Roma. Therefore, I fear Atha's laws probably FAVOR Nova Roma's attitudes. So they probably can't get any judicial redress for an android in Atha.
Centcomm 12th Aug 2013, 7:46 AM edit delete reply

we shall see on that point. but Aurelia didnt actually DO anything. other than say hurtful things.
Stormwind13 12th Aug 2013, 11:01 AM edit delete reply

Actually, Goldie MIGHT be charged for Battery under the LEGAL definition. On page Lies (currently page 1011), she is touching Connie, in an UNWANTED (if I was Connie, I would find it OFFENSIVE) manner. If that was applied, Connie would have been within her rights to remove said contact with EXTREME prejudice (I was thinking a broken elbow myself).

Now, I don't know if Connie could do that, as Goldie isn't in contact with her now. So it likely would be seen as retaliatory battery. Since I don't know Atha's laws, I would probably swallow the insult. If Goldie tried it again though, Connie should probably drop her like a bad habit. :-)
Stormwind13 12th Aug 2013, 11:30 AM edit delete reply

If under Atha law (as I kind of expect) Androids are considered PROPERTY. Then Dr. Silver (acting as a proxy for Mr. Black) might have Goldie charged for TRESPASS of that property. Which could have a fine (hitting Goldie in the pocketbook, as well as in the pride arena) plus possible incarceration for a short period of time (with MORE loss of revenue). :-)

And if Atha citizens do judgement like Loonies (Robert Heinlein, "Moon Is A Harsh Mistress" September 1968 Twenty-Third edition, pages 124- 131) do, they could probably get the jury together, judge and get it handled in half an hour or so. :-D
Centcomm 12th Aug 2013, 11:52 AM edit delete reply

Atha is very "grey" on andriods .. they do not wish to offend but they also dont want to piss off roma. so they can be a bit tricky. now Connie is "listed" as a independent Andriod under the employ of blacks current alis - when they get to roma proper Connie will be listed as "property" under Blacks care. there are a lot of things that can happen. and justicars are autorized to mete out judgements on the fly. they often dont even bother with arrests. unless people are in real jepardy then most likely they will result to Gun slinger Law enforcement.

People often aviod getting the Justicars involved if at all possable.
Rashala 11th Aug 2013, 8:25 PM edit delete reply

more liekly she plans to hire her and get very VIOLENT during it and wonder how far she can go before its a felony or a crime legally given auri's profession
Centcomm 12th Aug 2013, 7:47 AM edit delete reply

shes not Silvers type. >_<
cattservant 11th Aug 2013, 8:57 PM edit delete reply

Rashala 11th Aug 2013, 9:42 PM edit delete reply

she's gonna try and kill her with a forklift?
cattservant 11th Aug 2013, 10:08 PM edit delete reply

Going to book her services to a forklift* and see if they can raise her consciousness!

*(As first discussed yesterday.
[9th Aug 2013, 1:57 AM])
Rashala 12th Aug 2013, 12:30 AM edit delete reply

No one gets the MST3K REfernce...........I feel old
cattservant 12th Aug 2013, 1:13 AM edit delete reply

If you're feeling it now, just imagine how far it's gotten without you noticing!
Rashala 12th Aug 2013, 3:43 PM edit delete reply

*sprits cat with water* BAd Cat No undermining people's ego's
Mayyday 11th Aug 2013, 9:22 PM edit delete reply

There's no way this ends well for the Roma chick...
Draginbeard 11th Aug 2013, 10:58 PM edit delete reply

Monsoon only went for about a month this year, although it was more humid than normal, it was short. Summer is almost done, so your move back won't be so bad.

After 5 years of midwest weather, I appreciate the two seasons (Way hot and Way nice) we get in phoenix all the more.

I have to say the bar detail work you put into these last few pages looks really good.
Stormwind13 12th Aug 2013, 6:22 AM edit delete reply

Agreed Dragin. CentComm did a great job with the bar. Almost looks like you could step into the place (Through the looking glass anyone? :-D).

And Rose did a great job with the dialogue, I mean see what a hornet's nest she stirred up with her words? :-D People talking about kinetic strikes and revenge all because of the words she chose. Evilly effective. :-)
Centcomm 12th Aug 2013, 7:48 AM edit delete reply

This... damn.. bar. the bar set took almost 2 weeks to put togather and polulate even with a few shortcuts. Im really glad it turned out well and someone actually noticed. I was beginning to think i had wasted my time on a spiffy background no one cared about :D
highlander55 12th Aug 2013, 10:00 AM edit delete reply
I did notice the bar and was thinking of some of the more older bars form the 30's that had been kept up. (At least no spittoons. Gross!)
Stormwind13 12th Aug 2013, 11:33 AM edit delete reply

No, no CentComm. We were just so outraged (curse Rose for her evil dialogue) that we didn't get AROUND to complimenting you on your superb job on the bar.

I think most people saw it, but since it is your usual great job, it didn't draw the comments as much as the attitude of that B!tch Goldie did. :-D
Centcomm 12th Aug 2013, 11:58 AM edit delete reply

LOL thank you - in the last year ive tried really hard to "up" my game on the comic. and make it THE best CGI comic on the web. :D
Centcomm 12th Aug 2013, 10:23 AM edit delete reply

Oh in addition - I know ill be coming back to AZ as the summer "winds down" and thats just fine with me :D kinda planned it that way :D
mjkj 12th Aug 2013, 1:45 AM edit delete reply

Wow, she has an interface *me wants one, too*

I hope they find some to sue her :D

And good for Dr. Silver to stop poor Connie before she does something that gets her (Connie) into trouble...
Centcomm 12th Aug 2013, 7:49 AM edit delete reply

a lawsuit would proably take longer than the team is going to be here. ( actually Ada stopped Connie before she decided to try her hand at punching Aurelia.. )
mjkj 13th Aug 2013, 5:29 AM edit delete reply

Ah, true, sorry, was too focused on Dr. Silver's plotting to get that right :)

(and I really like how she looks in the last panel...)
KarToon12 12th Aug 2013, 3:52 PM edit delete reply

I really like Connie's expression in the second panel, especially the shading, so that her eyes are glowing a bit. :D
Centcomm 12th Aug 2013, 5:34 PM edit delete reply

That did come out really well :D - thank yoooou! :D
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